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Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

30 May 2020

Migrants suffered tremendously, accepts PM Modi in letter to nation

As he completed the first year of his second term today, May 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a verbose letter to Indians, detailing the achievements of his government, and also conceding that migrant workers, artisans, craftsmen, and hawkers suffered in the recent days.

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

25 May 2020

BJP MLA launches Narendra Modi's 'aarti', sparks controversy in Uttarakhand

An aarti of Narendra Modi, launched by a BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi of Uttarakhand, has sparked a major political slugfest with the Congress filing a complaint for equating the PM to God.

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

11 May 2020

SC doesn't order to restore 4G Internet services in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass an order on the restoration of 4G services in Jammu and Kashmir, asking a special committee to look into the concerns of various petitioners.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

07 Apr 2020

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.

'Dog-lover' Sonam's 'It isn't Diwali' tweet gets her trolled, again!

06 Apr 2020

'Dog-lover' Sonam's 'It isn't Diwali' tweet gets her trolled, again!

Sonam Kapoor was mighty angry last night.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

14 Mar 2020

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

13 Mar 2020

J&K: Farooq Abdullah released from detention after 7 months

A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

04 Mar 2020

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

02 Mar 2020

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

The pleas challenging the government's decision to abrogate Article 370 won't be referred to a seven-judge bench, Supreme Court said on Monday.

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

23 Feb 2020

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

18 Feb 2020

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

New Delhi has sort of clarified that the visa of the United Kingdom's Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities.

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.

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

14 Feb 2020

On sister's plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention, SC issues notice

On Friday, the Supreme Court issued notice to the administration of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, seeking a response on the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

10 Feb 2020

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

Former J&K Chief Ministers, Mehbooba and Omar, booked under PSA

07 Feb 2020

Former J&K Chief Ministers, Mehbooba and Omar, booked under PSA

The government has booked National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said.

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

05 Feb 2020

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.

Our voices have been silenced: Zaira Wasim talks about Kashmir

04 Feb 2020

Our voices have been silenced: Zaira Wasim talks about Kashmir

National Award-winning former actress Zaira Wasim on Tuesday took to social media to pen a lengthy post about the plight of Kashmiris.

In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

03 Feb 2020

In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

With Delhi going to polls on February 8, parties are pulling out their big guns. And for BJP that means Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

31 Jan 2020

Violence in name of protests weakens country, says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind believes violence under the garb of protests weakens the nation and the strengthening of democracy is paramount.

After Omar Abdullah's bearded pic surfaces, BJP sends him razor

28 Jan 2020

After Omar Abdullah's bearded pic surfaces, BJP sends him razor

In August, the BJP-led Centre put former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under detention, fearing he might impact the "peace" in the area after the abrogation of Article 370.

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

24 Jan 2020

Billionaire George Soros rips into Trump; calls India's setback 'frightening'

Billionaire George Soros is the latest name to join the long list of people who aren't impressed with how Prime Minister Narendra Modi is dealing with the country.

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

22 Jan 2020

Pakistan has limited options on Kashmir: US Congress think tank

Pakistan which has been fuming after India altered Kashmir's decades-old status, has limited options to deal with the issue, a report of US Congressional Research Service (CRS) said earlier this month.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

18 Jan 2020

Kashmir received lukewarm response by global community, admits Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attempted to raise Kashmir issue on international forums, but only got rebuffed.

J&K: Terror attack averted before R-Day, 5 Jaish operatives arrested

17 Jan 2020

J&K: Terror attack averted before R-Day, 5 Jaish operatives arrested

Police in Jammu and Kashmir busted a terror module by arresting five alleged terrorists affiliated to Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

16 Jan 2020

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

Pakistan's all-weather ally China attempted to turn the attention of United Nations Security Council members towards Kashmir, but to no avail, as most participants see the tension in the Valley as a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Man, accused of molesting Bollywood actress mid-air, gets three-years jail

15 Jan 2020

Man, accused of molesting Bollywood actress mid-air, gets three-years jail

More than two years after a consultant was accused of molesting a former Bollywood actress inside a flight, the accused was convicted by a court in Dindoshi today.

Broadband internet returns to J&K, but with riders

15 Jan 2020

Broadband internet returns to J&K, but with riders

In August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir was put under a heavy security blanket to prepare the erstwhile state for the abrogation of Article 370. Internet services were also suspended increasing woes of locals.

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

11 Jan 2020

Last year, India lost over $1.3 billion from internet shutdowns

The problem of internet shutdowns has grown worse over the years, affecting both businesses and households alike.

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

10 Jan 2020

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

A Congress leader from Goa has called the Citizenship Amendment Act a good law, contradictory to the stand his party has taken.

J&K: Indefinite internet suspension not permissible, SC tells government

10 Jan 2020

J&K: Indefinite internet suspension not permissible, SC tells government

The Supreme Court on Friday gave its verdict on a batch of pleas challenging the curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir and directed the administration to review all restrictive orders within a week.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

The government is taking 15 foreign envoys for a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to shed light on the ground realities, five months after Article 370 was rescinded and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.