Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicJammu and Kashmir

Topic: Jammu and Kashmir

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.

Vaishno Devi University in J&K closed after 13 students test positive for Covid-19

The university located at Kakriyal near Katra town, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine, was taken to contain the spread and ensure the safety of the public.

On Camera

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Clay soldiers buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, near Xi'an, China | Pixabay

China now loves archeology. It has more to do with politics than excavations

Xi Jinping’s new Silk Road is being established through excavations as well. China wants to prove the reach of its history – from Tibet to Central Asia.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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