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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti

‘Rogue elements’ were lured by money to contest Kashmir local polls, Mehbooba Mufti says

Former CM Mehbooba Mufti also says low turnout shows Kashmir local body polls are a wasted effort
Mehbooba Mufti

Following National Conference, PDP to now boycott local body polls over Article 35A

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that PDP will go to any extent to protect Article 35A.
Supreme court building

Supreme Court defers hearing on Article 35A to January 2019

Article 35-A gives special rights and privileges to the citizens of J&K and bars people from outside the state from acquiring any immovable property in the state.
Gagan Bhagat

BJP wants Article 35A scrapped, but its Jammu MLA is sending out a warning

Outsiders from neighbouring states will take away jobs and land in Jammu if Article 35A is removed, says dissenting BJP MLA Gagan Bhagat.
A policeman directs pilgrims at the Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath Yatra to be suspended in view of protests in support of article 35A

A police official said the yatra was suspended from Jammu as a precautionary measure in view of the strike called by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

Shops & businesses closed across Valley after separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir

Separatists have called for a 2-day strike starting Sunday as SC is scheduled to hear a PIL challenging the validity of the Article 35-A Monday. 

‘Time is ripe for political solution to J&K woes, Jammu’s aspirations will be addressed’

J&K deputy CM Nirmal Singh says new interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma is free to talk to anyone and that his predecessors offered no political solution to problems on the ground.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.