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File image of slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani's posters in Kashmir | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

J&K police file FIR after letter calls for strike on Burhan Wani death anniversary tomorrow

The letter was being circulated as a missive from separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but police say his family has denied he wrote it.
File image of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has quit the Hurriyat Conference | Photo: ANI

Geelani blames Pakistan but quitting Hurriyat has Modi govt written all over it

It is possible that Pakistan ISI will see the leadership vacuum in Hurriyat as an opportunity to take over the outfit and regroup terror modules. Delhi needs to be vigilant.
A file photo of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. | Photo: ANI

Disillusionment or Pakistan push? Story behind Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hurriyat exit

Kashmiri separatist Syed Geelani has resigned from his faction of Hurriyat Conference. Indian officials see several possible reasons for this, but say it's 'to early to give a final verdict'.
File photo of a protest in Delhi against the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A, in August last year | Representational image | ANI

An IAS officer’s viral ‘domicile certificate’ triggers fear of demographic change in J&K

J&K residents, political parties have raised questions over the alleged issuance of a domicile certificate to an IAS officer from Bihar.
(From left front row) Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Jairamdas Doulatram and Jawaharlal Nehru | Commons

How Syama Prasad Mookerjee launched first nationwide campaign on J&K and paid with his life

Syama Prasad Mookerjee had launched a satyagraha in 1952 for full integration of J&K with the rest of India. He died in Srinagar on 23 June 1953.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

Ladakh, scenic Himalayan desert at the centre of most fierce India-China conflict in 53 yrs

Ladakh’s barren landscape used to be populated by tourists, until PLA incursion in Galwan Valley and the killing of 20 Indian soldiers turned it into the ground zero of LAC conflict.
A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

Chinese diplomat in Pakistan links Ladakh standoff to Article 370, deletes tweet later

Wang Xianfengm, a press officer at Chinese mission in Islamabad, had tweeted Thursday that India's 'unilateral' actions in Kashmir posed 'a challenge to the sovereignty of China'.
Mandeep Mehra and Sapan Desai (R) | MIGIMS & Researchgate

Story of 2 Indian-origin doctors behind one of the biggest medical research scandals in years

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Shah Faesal and two PDP leaders to be released as J&K revokes PSA

Sartaj Madni, who is also former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, and former legislator Peer Mansoor are the two PDP leaders released along with Shah Faesal.
Mian Abdul Qayoom (left) | Twitter

J&K HC rejects plea of Kashmir bar chief’s release, asks him to shun ‘secessionist’ ideology

J&K HC Bar Association chief Mian Abdul Qayoom was detained under PSA last year. He is currently lodged at Tihar jail.

On Camera

Congress is not anti-OBC. One Rajiv Gandhi speech is used to cancel out all pro-quota steps

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s letter to PM Modi about OBC reservations in educational institutions is only the latest instance of her party’s bid for inclusion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

With fiscal deficit rocketing, Modi govt may have to go back to RBI for support: Economists

Facing fiscal deficit of 7%, Modi govt can get the Reserve Bank of India to buy sovereign bonds directly or boost dividends to help supplement revenue.

Defence

India and China to formally verify disengagement in Ladakh by end of the week

India and China to begin next phase of disengagement only after formal verification of initial phase is complete. Verification being done through visual detection and drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.