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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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Mehbooba claims Army using chemicals to ‘disfigure’ militant bodies, NC says clarify please

PDP leaders say Mehbooba Mufti made the remark after multiple meetings with 'public delegations' from north and south Kashmir.

Video of PDP workers waving toy guns at rally puts focus on Kashmir’s mainstream politics

There's a growing belief in J&K that mainstream parties are walking a tightrope — they're not quite glorifying militants but also not condemning them unequivocally.

Jammu-Srinagar highway restrictions temporarily relaxed for civilians with no convoys scheduled

Earlier this month on 7 April, civilian traffic had been restricted on the highway for twice a week until 31 May to enable smooth movement of security envoys.
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Mehbooba Mufti’s motorcade pelted with stones in J-K’s Anantanag, one injured

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti's motorcade was stoned while she was returning from Anantnag, the Lok Sabha constituency she is contesting.

Baramulla poll result will reveal just how much alliance with BJP cost Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP

PDP had won the Baramulla seat, which encompasses north Kashmir, for the first time in 2014. This time, Mehbooba Mufti’s party isn’t even sure of third place.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

These are the ‘unfulfilled tasks’ for which Modi govt is asking for another 5 years

The running theme in BJP ads on TV and radio is that the party is seeking more time to “further” and “expand” its initiatives and schemes.

RSS leader dies in suspected militant attack in J&K

Chanderkant Sharma succumbed to his injuries after an attack in Kishtwar, in which his PSO was also shot dead.
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With 35A debate, is Kashmir more about domestic politics & less about strategic interests?

PM Narendra Modi Tuesday said that Articles 370 and 35A act as hindrance in the development of J&K, where people ‘want a change’.

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.