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Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead

02 Jan 2021

Srinagar: Punjabi jeweler gets domicile certificate, terrorists shoot him dead

In a spine-chilling incident, a 70-year-old Punjabi jeweler Satpal Nischal was shot dead in Srinagar weeks after he got a domicile certificate that allowed him to purchase immovable property.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

23 Dec 2020

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

28 Nov 2020

J&K votes in first election after losing special status

Polling began today in Jammu and Kashmir for the District Development Council (DDC), marking the first election since the former state was reorganized as a Union Territory last year.

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

30 Oct 2020

J&K: Three BJP-members killed; "sacrifices won't be forgotten," says Nadda

Hours after three members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam by militants, party President JP Nadda on Friday said their sacrifices won't go in vain.

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

19 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K Cricket Association, his party decried the move with son Omar calling it "political vendetta."

Mehbooba Mufti released, vows to take back what Delhi snatched

14 Oct 2020

Mehbooba Mufti released, vows to take back what Delhi snatched

The Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of Peoples' Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention late last night, more than a year after the abrogation of Article 370.

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

24 Sep 2020

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

21 Aug 2020

'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

27 Jul 2020

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

29 Jun 2020

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

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.