Labourers working in defence projects ‘exploited’, Soren to take up issue with Rajnath

20 Jun, 2021, 08.01 PM IST

The chief minister demanded ‘martyr’ status for the labourers who die laying infrastructure for the armed forces in inhospitable terrains, and claimed that labourers return to the state with bitter memories and do not want to work again for the BRO because of the undignified treatment they get.

JKNPP accuses BJP-led govt of pursuing ‘Kashmir appeasement policy’; stages protest in Jammu

20 Jun, 2021, 03.21 PM IST

A group of party activists led by JKNPP chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh burnt an effigy symbolising the BJP-led central government outside the party headquarters against its “Kashmir appeasement policy”.

India’s coronavirus vaccination drive proceeding smoothly, says Union Min Jitendra Singh

26 May, 2021, 11.01 PM IST

In Jammu and Kashmir alone, around 66 per cent of the population above 45 years of age have received their first dose of vaccine, the minister said.

Marriage celebrations return to Jammu and Kashmir as guns fall silent along LoC

13 Apr, 2021, 04.38 PM IST

They said brightly illuminated wedding houses are a common sight on the borders these days in both Poonch and Rajouri districts as are people dancing to drums and accompaniments, a sight which many have forgotten due to the constant fear of shelling and the practice of observing complete darkness to escape being attacked during the hostilities.

Farooq Abdullah’s petition challenging ED to come up for hearing in JK High court on Monday

07 Mar, 2021, 08.44 PM IST

The petition of Abdullah contended that the ED had nowhere conducted an independent inquiry into the case “rendering it inherently biased. Nowhere has the ED satisfactorily offered reasons to believe that the petitioner is in possession of proceeds of crime, or that such proceeds are likely to be concealed”.

No major economic activity in J-K post abrogation of Article 370: Traders body

19 Feb, 2021, 05.30 PM IST

“The business community suffered economic losses due to strict restrictions in the wake of August 5, 2019 events followed by a prolonged coronavirus-induced lockdown. No major economic activity has taken place (in Jammu and Kashmir) after the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A,” JCCI president Arun Gupta told reporters here.

Modi government committed to countering forces challenging India’s sovereignty, unity: President

29 Jan, 2021, 03.16 PM IST

“My government is committed to counter the forces challenging the sovereignty and unity of the country at every level. While on one hand development is being promoted in violence-affected areas, on the other hand, firm action is being taken against the forces inciting violence,” he said.

The out-of-control line between India and Pakistan

07 Jan, 2021, 03.17 PM IST

India says at least 10 of its forces have been killed by artillery shells or sniper fire from Pakistani-controlled Kashmir since the start of November. It claims Pakistan violated a 2003 ceasefire accord more than 5,000 times last year — the highest since it started.

Jammu & Kashmir DDC election results: Why poll outcome is big boost for Centre

23 Dec, 2020, 10.20 AM IST

The celebrations that broke out in J&K, particularly in Kashmir Valley, over results of district development council (DDC) polls were a far cry from past elections which were marked by allegations of rigging or criticism that they reflected the minority opinion due to abysmal turnouts.

Government orders Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of India: Sources

02 Dec, 2020, 11.11 PM IST

Sources said taking cognizance of the matter, the ministry issued an order on November 27, 2020 directing Wikipedia to remove the map as it violated the territorial integrity and sovereignty of India.

Abdullahs’ house in Jammu built on encroached land, NC headquarters legalised under Roshni Act: JK administartion list

24 Nov, 2020, 05.10 PM IST

Former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have been named by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in a list which alleges that their residential house in Jammu is built over illegally-possessed land, a charge denied by the father-son duo.

BJP desecrated Constitution by abrogating Article 370; people of Jammu upset as well: Mehbooba Mufti

09 Nov, 2020, 08.18 PM IST

The PDP leader said a cross-section of people, including industrialists, traders, youth, Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Classes met her over the past five days and expressed their concern over the future of their coming generations in the aftermath of the revocation of special status and the newly introduced land laws, wherein people from outside can buy land in the Union Territory.

Mufti accuses Centre of creating pressure cooker like situation in Jammu & Kashmir

06 Nov, 2020, 08.33 PM IST

“They (Centre) have suppressed people’s voices and are not allowing them to talk. It is like a pressure cooker… they have created such an atmosphere. But when the pressure cooker explodes it burns down the whole house,” Mufti said at her first public function in Jammu after her release from detention.

J&K parties reject govt assertion that farmland won’t be transferred to people from outside UT

03 Nov, 2020, 02.01 PM IST

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration termed the earlier land laws of Jammu and Kashmir the most progressive, pro-people and pro-farmer in the entire Indian subcontinent.

Government plans to set up more secure accommodation inside southern Kashmir

30 Oct, 2020, 10.28 PM IST

Ahead of the upcoming panchayat polls, a detailed security review of political workers and sarpanchs is being undertaken, as part of which the number of secure accommodation in proximity to the residences of sarpanchs and panchs is likely to be increased.

Govt doing politics of obstinacy: Congress on amendments to Jammu & Kashmir land laws

28 Oct, 2020, 10.14 PM IST

“The Congress has opposed the taking away of the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir and the amendment to Jammu and Kashmir’s land laws. The move does not follow the elementary canons of participatory democracy,” he told reporters. Singhvi accused the Centre of doing the politics of obstinacy by forcing its decisions in Jammu and Kashmir.


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