Jammu And Kashmir

Located majorly in the Himalayan Range, Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. The region has been the centre of territorial conflict among India, Pakistan and China and has been given special autonomous status by the Constitution of India under Article 370. Jammu is the winter capital of the region with Srinagar being the summer capital.

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Shah says Omar and Mehbooba have been detained under PSA

15 Oct 2019

Shah says Omar and Mehbooba have been detained under PSA

The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.

After 72 days, postpaid mobile services restored in Kashmir

14 Oct 2019

After 72 days, postpaid mobile services restored in Kashmir

More than two months after the lockdown, postpaid mobile services resumed in Kashmir on Monday, giving a major sigh of relief to residents who had been cut off from their loved ones. However, internet connection will remain suspended for now.

Postpaid mobile phone services to resume in J&K from Monday

12 Oct 2019

Postpaid mobile phone services to resume in J&K from Monday

Two months after the Centre imposed a communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir, postpaid mobile phones are to be restored across the region from Monday, in a major step towards easing curbs.

UP: Bus runs over pilgrims sleeping on pavement, 7 dead

11 Oct 2019

UP: Bus runs over pilgrims sleeping on pavement, 7 dead

In a terrible incident, seven people lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh on Friday morning, after a bus ran over them.

Why sign bond, Mufti's daughter questions manner of releasing politicians

10 Oct 2019

Why sign bond, Mufti's daughter questions manner of releasing politicians

Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday slammed the Centre, once again, for imposing conditions before releasing the politicians of Kashmir.

Shehla Rashid quits electoral politics, cites Kashmiris' suppression as reason

09 Oct 2019

Shehla Rashid quits electoral politics, cites Kashmiris' suppression as reason

The lockdown in Kashmir is unfortunate and the announcement of Block Development Council elections a sham, feels activist-turned-politician Shehla Rashid.

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

07 Oct 2019

Mehbooba Mufti's daughter says Kashmir less important than Aarey trees

Earlier today, the Supreme Court put a stay on the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony until further orders, days after protests escalated over the weekend.

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

06 Oct 2019

J&K authorities allow PDP delegation to meet Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday allowed a 10-member delegation of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to meet party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has been under detention for the past two months.

Two months later, National Conference leaders allowed to meet Abdullahs

06 Oct 2019

Two months later, National Conference leaders allowed to meet Abdullahs

A delegation of the National Conference (NC) will meet the senior-most leaders of the party, Farooq and Omar Abdullah, on Sunday.

Two months later, Jammu politicians released. Kashmir's remain under detention

02 Oct 2019

Two months later, Jammu politicians released. Kashmir's remain under detention

Nearly two months after they were detained, politicians of Jammu were released by the state administration. However, their counterparts in Kashmir weren't as lucky as their detention didn't end.

Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

02 Oct 2019

Snubbing Pakistan, Saudi Arabia says it "understands" India's J&K move

In what qualifies as a diplomatic win for India, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday told National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that the Kingdom understands New Delhi's Jammu and Kashmir move.

J&K: 144 minors, including 9-year-olds, were detained since August

02 Oct 2019

J&K: 144 minors, including 9-year-olds, were detained since August

As many as 144 minors were detained between August 5 and September 23, the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court told the Supreme Court on Tuesday. They were detained for stone-pelting, rioting, and damaging property.

#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

01 Oct 2019

#Article370Revoked: SC gives time to Centre, adjourns matter till November

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre has four weeks to submit its response on a bunch of petitions challenging its decision to rescind Article 370, thanks to an order of the Supreme Court.

No time due to Ayodhya dispute: SC defers J&K cases

30 Sep 2019

No time due to Ayodhya dispute: SC defers J&K cases

The Supreme Court on Monday pushed all cases related to Jammu and Kashmir to Tuesday, saying it doesn't have time, courtesy the Ayodhya dispute.

J&K: 3 terrorists killed, civilian hostage rescued in encounter

28 Sep 2019

J&K: 3 terrorists killed, civilian hostage rescued in encounter

In an encounter that lasted nearly five hours, three out of five terrorists were killed by the Indian Army and a hostage was rescued in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban region. However, two terrorists are still at large.

Here's what Rahul Dravid has to say about age fraud

28 Sep 2019

Here's what Rahul Dravid has to say about age fraud

While most say age is just a number in cricket, former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rahul Dravid is strict when it comes to the age.

Pakistan PM reaches US in Saudi Crown Prince's 'special jet'

22 Sep 2019

Pakistan PM reaches US in Saudi Crown Prince's 'special jet'

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the United States on Saturday on a Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's "special aircraft," according to reports.

Ghulam Nabi Azad can visit J&K, but with conditions: SC

16 Sep 2019

Ghulam Nabi Azad can visit J&K, but with conditions: SC

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad to visit some districts of Jammu and Kashmir, but added that he will not make any speeches or hold a public rally, as per his "own submissions".

21 killed in 2,050 ceasefire-violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA

15 Sep 2019

21 killed in 2,050 ceasefire-violations by Pakistan in 2019: MEA

The Pakistani Army resorted to more than 2,050 cases of unprovoked ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) this year, in which 21 Indian civilians lost their lives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Sunday.

At PoK-rally, Imran Khan says Kashmir events will 'provoke' Muslims

14 Sep 2019

At PoK-rally, Imran Khan says Kashmir events will 'provoke' Muslims

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed India, again, for revoking Article 370, withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and putting the border state under unprecedented security cover.

Fabricated narrative by Pakistan: India on Kashmir at UN

10 Sep 2019

Fabricated narrative by Pakistan: India on Kashmir at UN

On Tuesday, India refuted Pakistan's claims that human rights were being violated in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

08 Sep 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

President Ram Nath Kovind denied permission to enter Pakistan airspace

07 Sep 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind denied permission to enter Pakistan airspace

Pakistan has refused to allow President Ram Nath Kovind into its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.

Another IAS officer quits, says "democracy is being compromised"

06 Sep 2019

Another IAS officer quits, says "democracy is being compromised"

Around two weeks after IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigned over the Jammu and Kashmir crisis, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district S Sasikanth Senthil also resigned from the civil services today.

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

06 Sep 2019

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

The curbs in Jammu and Kashmir, have not only increased the woes of the general public but have also had an effect on Mumbai police. Wondering how?

This Delhi restaurant now offers a Kashmir-themed 'Article 370 Thali'

06 Sep 2019

This Delhi restaurant now offers a Kashmir-themed 'Article 370 Thali'

After the repeal of Jammu and Kashmir's special status last month, a restaurant in Delhi is offering a Article 370-themed discount.

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti's daughter to meet her

05 Sep 2019

Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti's daughter to meet her

On Thursday, the Supreme Court allowed Sana Iltija Javed, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, to meet her.

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

04 Sep 2019

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

It's been a month since Jammu and Kashmir was put under unprecedented security cover, forcing locals to stay indoors and being disconnected from the rest of the world.

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

03 Sep 2019

No dead bodies doesn't mean everything's normal, says Srinagar Mayor

Just because there aren't dead bodies lying around on the streets of Kashmir, it doesn't mean everything is normal, feels Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu, who was given the status of Minister of State (along with his Jammu counterpart), after Centre revoked Article 370 last month.

Pakistan, terrorism, and J&K restrictions: Highlights of Foreign Minister's interview

02 Sep 2019

Pakistan, terrorism, and J&K restrictions: Highlights of Foreign Minister's interview

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sat down for an interview with Politico, and the conversation revolved around Pakistan, the terrorism it sponsors and the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

In-laws in Kashmir, no contact in 22 days: Urmila Matondkar

30 Aug 2019

In-laws in Kashmir, no contact in 22 days: Urmila Matondkar

The annulment of Article 370, which effectively withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two UTs, has led to a political slugfest.

IAS officer, who resigned over J&K, asked to resume duty

29 Aug 2019

IAS officer, who resigned over J&K, asked to resume duty

Days after the IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigned in protest over the restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the 32-year-old has been asked to resume his duty immediately, until his resignation is officially accepted.

No civilian casualties; will announce 50,000 jobs: J&K Governor

28 Aug 2019

No civilian casualties; will announce 50,000 jobs: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday apprised the media about the current situation in Kashmir.

YouTuber who alleged DMK had terrorist links slapped with complaint

28 Aug 2019

YouTuber who alleged DMK had terrorist links slapped with complaint

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has filed a complaint against a YouTuber for posting "false statements about the party."

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

28 Aug 2019

After Pakistan quotes Gandhi, he calls Kashmir India's 'internal matter'

Congress' ex-President Rahul Gandhi has made his stand "absolutely clear" on the Kashmir issue. He called it India's internal matter and reiterated that there's no room for any other country to "intervene".

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

28 Aug 2019

Supreme Court will review Centre's Article 370 move, issues notice

The Supreme Court will review the constitutional validity of the BJP-led Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, a CJI Ranjan Gogoi-headed bench said on Wednesday.

J&K: High schools to reopen in some areas today

28 Aug 2019

J&K: High schools to reopen in some areas today

On Wednesday, high schools will reopen in certain areas in Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions have been eased, officials said. Earlier, primary schools in the border state were reopened.

Government approaches Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti; requests cooperation

25 Aug 2019

Government approaches Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti; requests cooperation

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, have been cut off from the rest of the world since August 4, a day before BJP-led Centre made its massive Kashmir move.

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

25 Aug 2019

IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Kannan Gopinathan had made headlines last year due to his efforts in the relief operations in flood-hit Kerala.

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

23 Aug 2019

Another embarrassment for Pakistan, UN backs its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka

In yet another major embarrassment for Pakistan, the United Nations has refused to take any action against Priyanka Chopra, who is the body's Goodwill Ambassador.