Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicJammu and Kashmir

Topic: Jammu and Kashmir

Polls in J&K after delimitation, statehood to be restored when situation normal: Amit Shah

Alleging that ‘some people want to create confusion’ over the issue, Union home minister asserts he has assured Parliament that the statehood of J&K will be restored.

Editors Guild ‘aghast’ at ‘hostile takeover’ of Kashmir Press Club, seeks status quo

Kashmir Press Club, the Valley's largest journalists’ association, was forcibly taken over by a group of journalists with the help of armed policemen on 15 January, the Guild says.

JeM terrorist, cop killed and 5 injured in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam district

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pariwan area of the district following information about the presence of militants there, officials said.

‘Breach’ in Kashmir work gets Indian anthropologist cut off from US univ’s gender programme

UC San Diego’s CGS programme says Saiba Varma’s book ‘repudiated’ as part of ‘struggle against Indian settler colonial rule’, as she hid that her father was ex-top RAW official.

2 militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam village

Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. Security forces...

SubscriberWrites: IkkJutt Jammu has emerged as political alternative for people in the state

There is an undercurrent of angst against BJP on many fronts. The foremost being the latter of being highly hostile to the people of Jammu, writes Ansh Chowdhari.

3 JeM terrorists killed in overnight encounter with security forces in J&K’s Budgam district

The encounter broke out in Budgam's Zolwa village late Thursday. Three AK 56 rifles & other incriminating material were recovered from the site of the encounter, police official said.

Former J&K CMs Farooq & Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Ghulam Nabi Azad to lose SSG cover

Despite the move, Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad will continue to be provided NSG cover as both are Z+ protectees. Omar Abdullah and Mufti will have Z+ security in J&K.

Is India ready for delimitation of constituencies? Time has come for reorganisation of states

The asymmetry among states with regard to the number of MPs in the Lok Sabha is glaring. But constituencies were frozen in 1976.

How ‘overcrowding’, no contingency & chaos after scuffle led to Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Eyewitnesses as well as vendors on the 13-km route said the new year’s rush resulted in a much bigger crowd than the 35,000 people who were anticipated. J&K DGP says scuffle triggered stampede.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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