Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicJammu and Kashmir

Topic: Jammu and Kashmir

Ghulam Nabi Azad has some advice for his former party — ‘first Congress jodo, then Bharat jodo’

In an interview with ThePrint, former CM of J&K talks about settling into his role as president of Democratic Azad Party, how he’s nobody’s B-team & how Article 370 isn't ‘bad’.

Difficult to ally with BJP after Article 370, says J&K People’s Conference chief Sajad Lone

Separatist-turned-politician Sajad Lone says the issue of getting back Jammu and Kashmir's statehood remains of utmost importance to him and his party.

300 terrorists active in Jammu & Kashmir, 160 others waiting to cross LoC, says Army commander

Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi said the security situation in the region has had a 'major' change after the scrapping of Article 370 in August 2019.

Farooq Abdullah steps down as National Conference president

The party’s general secretary has been tasked to conduct the election for Abdullah’s successor by 5 December. Until then, the party will be chaired by Abdullah.

Does a ‘gaali’ a day keep the doctor away & preparing to land(scape) in garden city

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Fear of the bullet’, no mention by Shah — angry Kashmiri Pandits say they’re just ‘showpieces’

Earlier this month, Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a rally in Baramulla. But Pandits say that their demand for relocation to Jammu found no mention in his speech.

Govt scraps rule granting new Kashmir residents voting rights after widespread anger

The rule which had been introduced Tuesday in a district of 20 in Jammu & Kashmir has been axed as Kashmris feared such rules would allow BJP to alter the region's demomgraphics.

‘Walk the talk… shut down terror infrastructure,’ India tells Pakistan at CICA meet

India asks neighbour not to interfere with its internal affairs and territorial integrity after the Pakistan PM brings up Kashmir.

‘Give us a roof, water’: With Paharis assured ST tag, J&K’s Gujjars, Bakarwals fear more neglect

Amit Shah announced ST reservation for Paharis in J&K last week, but Gujjars and Bakarwals fear it may be at their expense when many don’t even have the ‘bare minimum’ yet.

MEA reacts strongly to comments by foreign ministers of Germany & Pakistan on J&K

Responding to the joint press conference of the ministers of Germany and Pakistan, India emphasised the importance of the global community's role in calling out terrorism.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.