Shah Faesal

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Shehla Rashid involved in anti-national activities, claims father; she denies

01 Dec 2020

Shehla Rashid involved in anti-national activities, claims father; she denies

After her father claimed on Monday that she is involved in anti-national activities and demanded a thorough probe into her finances, former JNU student Shehla Rashid called him a wife-beater and added he was resorting to cheap stunts because she decided to act against him.

J&K: Shah Faesal quits politics; likely to rejoin government service

10 Aug 2020

J&K: Shah Faesal quits politics; likely to rejoin government service

Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal has resigned as the President of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM), the party said on Monday.

After Omar, Mehbooba, former IAS-officer Shah Faesal booked under PSA

15 Feb 2020

After Omar, Mehbooba, former IAS-officer Shah Faesal booked under PSA

Shah Faesal, the first Kashmiri to attain the first position in the UPSC Examination of 2009, has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said on Saturday.

J&K: Politicians detained at MLA hostel to be released

02 Jan 2020

J&K: Politicians detained at MLA hostel to be released

The new year has brought some good news for Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were detained at MLA hostel in Srinagar.

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

15 Nov 2019

For defaming Indian Army, Shehla Rashid could be arrested

Former student leader Shehla Rashid could land in hot waters soon. Accused of defaming the Indian Army through her social media posts, Shehla could be arrested.

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.

After 'house arrest', Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act

16 Sep 2019

After 'house arrest', Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act

In an unprecedented development, Farooq Abdullah, the President of National Conference (NC) and a three-time former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been detained under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said on Monday.

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.

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal detained while trying to leave India

14 Aug 2019

IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal detained while trying to leave India

Shah Faesal, the former IAS officer who started his political career months ago, was detained on Wednesday at Delhi airport while he was trying to leave India. He has been sent to Srinagar and put under house arrest under the Public Safety Act, reports said.

Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm

03 Aug 2019

Addressing 'panic', J&K Governor Malik asks politicians to stay calm

On Friday evening, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik urged politicians of the state to not believe in rumors, which sparked after the government issued an advisory asking tourists to cut short their visit to the valley in wake of terror threats.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

13 May 2019

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Democracy's festival? Less than 1% voters got inked in Pulwama

08 May 2019

Democracy's festival? Less than 1% voters got inked in Pulwama

While 51 constituencies cast their votes on Monday, during the fifth phase of polls, fear of terrorists ensured voters didn't turn up at polling booths in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids

28 Feb 2019

Hard disks, undisclosed expenditure found in terror funding raids

On Wednesday, income tax officials carried out raids on seven places spread across Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, belonging to the "head of a prominent organization and his associates" who have allegedly been conducting "anti-national" activities.

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

09 Jan 2019

IAS topper Shah Faesal quits to protest against Kashmir killings

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri IAS officer who topped the UPSC exam in 2010, has resigned as a civil services officer to protest against the "unabated killings" and "marginalization" of Indian Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.

Can government officers criticize rapes? Not without receiving a notice

11 Jul 2018

Can government officers criticize rapes? Not without receiving a notice

What would you choose between a prestigious career and freedom of speech? For J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal, the decision is clear.

Kashmir is 'The Warmest Place On Earth', says new ad

27 Sep 2017

Kashmir is 'The Warmest Place On Earth', says new ad

What is most remarkable about Jammu and Kashmir? Violence? Its paradisiacal beauty? No. According to the state government, it is the hospitality of its locals.