Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicArticle 35A

Topic: Article 35A

A year & counting — clock ticking, but SC verdict yet awaited on over 20 pleas on Article 370 scrapping

It has been much over a year since J&K was stripped of its special status and split into two union territories. The first petition against the move was filed 9 August 2019.

Praja Parishad Party — the forgotten name behind the removal of Article 370 in J&K

On 14 November 1952, Praja Parishad Party launched its first formal ‘satyagraha’ demanding complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India.

Govt amends Panchayat law to set up District Development Councils in J&K, elections soon

Officials said the Central government's move to establish these councils is aimed at enhancing grassroots-level democracy across J&K.

J&K parties find new L-G Manoj Sinha ‘too saffron’ as he is set to assume charge

Officials in J&K administration insist Manoj Sinha’s appointment is an attempt to revive political activity in the UT, but the Valley’s mainstream parties are not buying it.

Modi govt promised J&K 50,000 jobs after Article 370 move, only 4,300 posts filled so far

J&K administration maintains it has been regularly making recruitments, and that it also launched ‘accelerated recruitment drives’ but the pandemic posed hindrance.

Kashmir wakes up to deserted streets, closed shops on first anniversary of Article 370 move

J&K administration had Tuesday said curfew was being lifted but Section 144 and Covid-19 restrictions will be put in place.

Govt marks 5 Aug with special shows on AIR, DD but there’s no mention of Articles 370, 35A

AIR and DD have been told to avoid mentioning the scrapping of Articles 370, 35A, political statements on it and the anniversary celebrations in the programmes.

Book on sacrifices, flag-hoisting in all J&K panchayats — BJP’s plans to mark 5 August

The BJP is planning a host of events to mark the first anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir losing its special status. 

Modi govt redefines J&K domicile rule, extends it to those who have lived in UT for 15 yrs

New rules say those who have studied in J&K for 7 years and appeared in either Class 10 or Class 12 exam will also be eligible for J&K domicile certificates.

J&K residents not impressed with Modi speech, say opening up Kashmir will hurt state

Few in J&K have bought into PM Modi's Thursday speech promising all-round development, early and transparent elections and an end to terrorism.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.