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BJP national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna | Twitter: @ImAvinashKhanna

BJP says Modi govt committed to restoring J&K statehood, will do it when situation is better

BJP’s national vice-president and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna also said party has decided to publicise Modi government’s schemes in the UT.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Twitter

We sacrificed cadre to ensure democracy in J&K, now it’s being used against Omar: NC

NC spokesperson Imran Dar says grounds for detention of former CM Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act is ‘shocking and perplexing’.

In case of both Article 370 and Brexit, right-wing nationalism is its own nemesis

Hindu nationalists resemble the English Brexiteers as they blithely smash up fragile constitutional arrangements — a lesson in how nationalists so often overplay their hand.
RSS members at a gathering

Cautious RSS tells supporters to welcome Modi govt’s J&K move without being jingoistic

RSS functionaries say scrapping Articles 35A and 370 and bifurcating the state will establish the sovereignty of the Constitution over Jammu and Kashmir.
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Modi govt needs to offer clarity on why it reduced J&K to Union Territory

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Army personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, on 5 August, 2019 | PTI

Modi govt scraps Article 370, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh will be Union Territories

President Ram Nath Kovind signs order after Home Minister Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha to scrap Article 370.
Security personnel leave after an encounter with militants on the outskirts of Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

PM Modi won’t hoist tricolour in Kashmir, no plan now to scrap Article 35A, govt says

Security is being tightened in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of ‘credible inputs’ of a Pakistan-backed terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.
BJP Manifesto release

BJP promises to build Ram temple, annul Article 35A in poll manifesto

The BJP, in its manifesto, announced a number of welfare schemes and promised zero tolerance towards terrorism, among several other promises.
File photo of security personnel patrolling a street in Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

Tension grips Kashmir as govt launches crackdown on separatists

Govt orders concerning food supplies, among others, have added to the Valley's fears.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?