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BJP state president Ravinder Raina (L), accused by journalists in Leh of attempting to bribe them

After Ladakh journalists claim BJP tried to bribe them, J&K govt examines CCTV for proof

The journalists have alleged that leaders including J&K BJP president Ravinder Raina were distributing envelopes of cash at a press conference in Leh on 2 May.
Pakistani Army

Pakistan shells Jammu & Kashmir forward areas in fresh ceasefire violation

The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by shelling with mortars and firing small arms along the LoC.
Fire fighters douse flames at the site where an MI-17 chopper of the IAF crashed in Budgam

Kashmir villagers say didn’t steal crashed IAF chopper black box, uniformed men took it

Residents of Gariend Kalan, where the IAF Mi-17 V-5 crashed, say men in uniform took away parts of the chopper from the crash site and its vicinity.

Why these Kashmiri politicians are hiding in Srinagar hotels instead of campaigning

Councillors, workers from Congress, BJP, PDP & Sajjad Lone's PC — most from volatile Anantnag — are on militant hitlists and have been holed up in hotels for past 8 months. 
Fire fighters douse flames at the site where an MI-17 chopper of the IAF crashed in Budgam

Black box of IAF Mi-17 that crashed in Kashmir 27 Feb missing, villagers may have stolen it

Top IAF officers told ThePrint that the black box had been missing since the Mi-17 crashed in Budgam on 27 February.
Maharaja Hari Singh

Hari Singh — the last Dogra king who gave J&K its special status was an ‘autocrat’ too

On the death anniversary of J&K's Maharaja Hari Singh, ThePrint remembers his ‘feudal’ rule, legacy and more.

Mehbooba’s fate, fragile security on trial as volatile Anantnag readies to vote in 3 phases

Anantnag is the first-ever constituency to have Lok Sabha elections in three phases, a result of the unstable security situation in south Kashmir.
LoC trade suspended with Pakistan

Cross-LoC trade ban could have ‘catastrophic results’, hurt nearly 50,000 families

Govt suspended trade across the LoC due to a number of reasons that affect national security, but traders say it’s a hasty decision that will starve thousands.

Forget turnout, just holding elections in Srinagar is a big deal: J&K chief poll officer

J&K CEO says that given the current scenario, even holding elections, that too peacefully, were a task. 
Security personnel stand guard at Lal Chowk in Srinaga

Terror recruitment & stone pelting in Kashmir has dropped this year, says govt

The number of youth recruited for terror from Kashmir in the first three months of this year is almost half that from the same period last year.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.