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Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

20 May 2020

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

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.

'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.

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).

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.

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.

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The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

10 Oct 2019

J&K reopens for tourists, government assures all the help

For the last two months, Jammu and Kashmir has been under a never-seen-before security blanket. Thousands of Army personnel were sent to the northernmost state, shops were shut, and communication modes snapped to deal with any violent backlash of the Article 370 decision.

J&K: Congress will not participate in local BDC elections

09 Oct 2019

J&K: Congress will not participate in local BDC elections

On Wednesday, Congress announced that it will not participate in the Block Development Council (BDC) elections of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs

08 Oct 2019

Tourists can visit J&K from Thursday as administration lifts curbs

Two months after tourists of Jammu and Kashmir were asked to leave, the border state is opening its arms for them again.

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.

Charged with PSA, Farooq Abdullah meets National Conference delegation

06 Oct 2019

Charged with PSA, Farooq Abdullah meets National Conference delegation

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar today met a 15-member delegation of their party, led by leader Devender Singh Rana.

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.

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

01 Oct 2019

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

In August, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre revoked Article 370 of the constitution which rewarded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two UTs, namely J&K and Ladakh.

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.

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.

Article 370 revoked: National Conference approaches SC, calls move 'illegal'

10 Aug 2019

Article 370 revoked: National Conference approaches SC, calls move 'illegal'

National Conference has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision of revoking Article 370 as well as dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind

26 Jun 2019

Amit Shah to visit Kashmir; security, development on his mind

Home Minister Amit Shah will start his two-day trip to Kashmir on Wednesday, and is expected to discuss a slew of topics, including security and development.

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

16 Jun 2019

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

Ahead of the first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi held the first all-party meeting at the Parliament after reclaiming power at the Center.

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.

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

14 Apr 2019

Modi holds rally in Kathua, slams Amarinder Singh, dynasty politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua on Sunday and criticized tall leaders like Captain Amarinder Singh (Congress), Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) and Omar Abdullah (National Conference).

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

08 Apr 2019

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir administration, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, restored the security of over 400 politicians after outrage.

Omar Abdullah, Gautam Gambhir spar over 'Separate J&K PM' remark

02 Apr 2019

Omar Abdullah, Gautam Gambhir spar over 'Separate J&K PM' remark

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) leader Omar Abdullah and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who recently joined BJP, engaged in a war of words on Twitter over the former's call for a "Separate PM for Jammu & Kashmir".

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

13 Feb 2019

Mahagathbandhan 2.0: At AAP's rally, Chandrababu Naidu to unite opposition

Almost a month after various opposition parties came together in Kolkata, West Bengal, to attend a mega rally organized by Trinamool Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party is all set to host another political event in Delhi on Wednesday.

Ahead of Republic Day, two attacks rock Srinagar within 24hrs

18 Jan 2019

Ahead of Republic Day, two attacks rock Srinagar within 24hrs

With less than 10 days to go for Republic Day, two attacks have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

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.

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

Can't see how Rafale remains election issue after SC-verdict: Omar

14 Dec 2018

Can't see how Rafale remains election issue after SC-verdict: Omar

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said he did not see the Rafale deal remaining an election issue, in view of the verdict given by the Supreme court.

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

06 Dec 2018

BJD leaders to meet 22 parties over Women's Reservation Bill

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha has decided to consult 22 political parties, including Congress and BJP, as part of its effort to build consensus on the Women's Reservation Bill, pending in Parliament.

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament

30 Nov 2018

#AgrarianCrisis: Over one lakh farmers march on the Parliament

After over one lakh farmers from all over India poured into Delhi on Thursday to pressurize the government into taking cognizance of the agrarian crisis, the farmers have now started marching towards the Parliament to demand a special session for addressing farmers' distress.

Why J&K Governor dissolved the Assembly: Details here

22 Nov 2018

Why J&K Governor dissolved the Assembly: Details here

Governor Satyapal Malik, whose decision to dissolve Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday made way for political tremors, has defended his decision saying the alliance could not have resulted in a stable government.

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

21 Nov 2018

Congress, PDP, National Conference, might form grand alliance in Kashmir

In what could shape up to be a grand alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress, the National Conference (NC), and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) are in talks to explore the possibility of forming a government in the state.

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

17 Nov 2018

Why India can't afford Rajiv Gandhi 2.0 (RaGa) as PM

Dear reader, humor us for a minute. Tell us - what do you think is common between Rajiv Gandhi and his son Rahul Gandhi?

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

11 Nov 2018

Pakistan must do soul-searching on India's legitimate concerns: Omar Abdullah

Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistani Government must to do some soul searching on India's legitimate concerns to make way for a process of engagement on Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has said.

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

13 Oct 2018

Polling underway for third phase of municipal polls in J&K

Polling began today for the third and penultimate phase of municipal elections in Jammu and Kashmir to seal the fate of 365 candidates in the fray across the state.

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

07 Oct 2018

J&K: Violence incidents down, security-forces prepared for polls, says Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir have gone down and asserted that security forces were fully prepared to get the urban local body (ULB) polls conducted in the state.

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

07 Oct 2018

J&K: Campaigning ends for first-phase of urban local body polls

Campaigning for the first-phase of the urban local body (ULB) polls in Jammu and Kashmir ended today, 24 hours before the start of voting in 422 wards.