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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.
Farooq Abdullah speaks to media his PSA was revoked by J-K administration on 13 March

In Farooq Abdullah’s silence, lies his acceptance of new realities of Kashmir’s politics

Farooq Abdullah, who was released last week, has chosen to remain silent on Article 370, indicating an acceptance of the new political realities in J&K.
Arvind Ganpat Sawant taking charge as the Union Minister

Congress was ‘silent spectator’ when jawans were killed in Kashmir, says Shiv Sena MP

During a debate in the Lok Sabha, Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant said the Congress was its ally in Maharashtra but 'principles of the party remains intact'.
Farooq Abdullah speaks to media his PSA was revoked by J-K administration on 13 March

Have asked parties to unite & bring back all detained outside J&K: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference chief pressed for the 'humanitarian demand' as he called attention to the plight of the detainees' families.
Photo caption: Farooq Abdullah, accompanied by his family, addresses the media at his Gupkar residence Friday | Photo: Azaan Javaid | ThePrint. 

I’m free, I’m free… but freedom is not complete, says Farooq Abdullah after PSA is revoked

Farooq Abdullah refers to J&K as a state, says freedom will be complete when son Omar, Mehbooba Mufti and other leaders are also released.  
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu

J&K LG Murmu invites Gujarati businessmen to invest in newly-created UT

J&K administration says top Gujarat business houses such as Rasna, Cadila, Ambuja Group, Amul, Adani, Suzlon and Abellon Clean Energy among others interacted with the LG.

Why are Kashmiri politicians still in detention when other restrictions have been lifted?

J&K’s politicians, including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been under detention since August 2019. The social media ban in J&K was lifted Wednesday.
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Social media ban lifted in J&K after 7 months but internet speed to remain at 2G

The J&K administration, however, reiterates that existing restrictions on mobile data services will remain.
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US firm helps J&K build firewall to keep social media off-limits even when internet returns

There are indications that the current bar on fixed-line internet in Kashmir might be eased soon, but social media restrictions are likely to stay.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court refuses to refer Article 370 cases to larger bench

The order was pronounced by a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice N V Raman.

On Camera

Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Clapping is good, but Indian medical staff fighting Covid-19 need real incentives

If India gives special incentives to healthcare workers like Malaysia and China, it can hasten human resource mobilisation in the fight against Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.