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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with young sports persons in Baramulla after inaugurating the indoor stadium Thursday

Modi’s ministers promise Kashmiris industry, development and jobs

BJP ministers are touring J&K as part of govt’s outreach programme to spread awareness about positive impact of scrapping Article 370, development measures taken for the region.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump in the White House | ANI

Donald Trump again offers to mediate on Kashmir after meeting Pakistan PM Imran Khan

US President Trump met Imran Khan in Davos where he said the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir ‘very closely’.
Protests against the CAA-NRC in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Erosion of civil liberties’ — India falls ten places to rank 51 on democracy index 2019

India's overall democracy score also falls since 2018. Democracy Index by Economist Intelligence Unit compares political systems of 165 countries & 2 territories.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi with members of the delegation in Srinagar Tuesday | Twitter: @naqvimukhtar

Kashmir delegations meet Naqvi, seek extension of Article 371 & secure land rights

Union minister Naqvi, who was visiting Srinagar, promised more scholarships for Kashmiri students, said all Haj applications from the Valley will be entertained. 
Amit Shah

5 milestones that will define the Amit Shah era in BJP

Home Minister Amit Shah has officially handed over the reins of the party to trusted colleague J.P. Nadda, after over five years in charge.
Lal Chowk, Srinagar

J&K admin releases 4 more politicians from house arrest

The administration released a politician each from the NC, PDP, PC and Congress, a day after it released five others. The leaders were detained following the scrapping of Article 370 in August.
One of the detention centres - The Centaur Hotel in SKICC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

J&K govt releases 5 political leaders released after over 5 months detention

Officials said that with the latest release, the total number politicians that remain in detention at the MLA hostel in Srinagar is 20.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Twitter

Detained Omar Abdullah to be shifted to house near his official residence

Abdullah is likely to be shifted as J&K administration plans to use Hari Nivas, where he is presently in detention, to accommodate a a central delegation soon.
Security personnel in Srinagar

In Modi’s India, Kashmir’s economic catastrophe makes no dent in collective conscience

At 5%, but India’s economy is still growing. Now imagine if output were to decline, what would the streets look like? That is what Kashmir is going through.
Srinagar during the shutdown following the scrapping of Article 370 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

36 Union ministers to visit J&K, talk about benefits of scrapping Article 370

The ministers will make 51 visits to Jammu and eight to Srinagar starting from 18 January as a part of an initiative by Home Minister Amit Shah.

On Camera

Economist, Soros: Has Hindu nationalism increased global criticism of India or bad economy?

The Economist criticised the Modi govt in its latest cover story titled ‘Intolerant India’ while billionaire George Soros said Modi was creating a 'Hindu nationalist state' at Davos.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.