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Kathua rape victim’s uterus was injured: Medical report confirms brutal sexual assault

The team probing the case is likely to submit the chargesheet in the case this week. The status report is to be submitted today.
Protesters demanding justice for the 8-year-old girl who was raped and murdered | Twitter @Saif_Says

Chargesheet in rape & murder of 8-yr-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir to be filed next week

DNA sample of the person found at murder site matches with that of the accused juvenile; 8 people held so far in the case that sparked communal tension.
A child holds a placard as she takes part in a protest demanding the death penalty for the suspects in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl | Yawar Nazir/Getty Images

The gruesome rape and murder of an 8-year-old that sparked a dirty political battle in Jammu

Forensic tests have reportedly confirmed police suspicion that the 8-year old, was sedated and kept confined in a temple. ThePrint revisits a horrific crime that created a communal divide in the Jammu region.
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria

Indian and Pakistani diplomats meet, raise concerns on security and J&K

Both sides agreed to explore possibilities of cooperation and of improving bilateral relations.
Indian army

Data exposes what India & Pakistan don’t reveal about the constant ‘ceasefire violations’

On the ground, there is no commonly-agreed rule among the Indian and Pakistani armies and the BSF and Pakistan Rangers for counting ceasefire violations.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani released in Srinagar

12 militants, including killers of Army Lt Ummer Fayaz, shot dead in J&K encounters

The officer was killed in Shopian last year while visiting family; GOC commander A.K. Bhatt says Army has ‘avenged’ his death by slaying two of his murderers.
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‘Can money give me back my leg?’ – Uri victims of India-Pakistan shelling see bleak future

Dozens have lost their legs to shelling & mines over the years in Uri. Life is a struggle in the mountains with hardly any support, government or otherwise.
Image of the J&K Health Minister Bali Bhagat inaugurating the lift at GMCH on March 10

J&K govt hospital stands by call to sack doctor for contradicting minister’s FB post

‘He said he used his personal freedom. This is no satisfactory answer.’ Jammu: The Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu has defended its decision to sack a doctor for fact-checking a state minister’s post on Facebook. On 10 March, when Jammu & Kashmir health minister Bali Bhagat said on Facebook he had inaugurated a new lift at the hospital, Dr Amit Kumar, posted as registrar at the facility’s department of anaesthesia, commented that the elevator wasn’t new but had just been repaired. His services were terminated on 15 March on the grounds that he had violated a state service rules order that prohibits government employees from criticising the government, marking the first time a staffer has been sacked under the order. The order said he had “used Facebook and commented with the intent of provoking readers”. Two days earlier, Kumar was served a showcause notice. However, according to the GMC’s principal, Dr Sunanda...
File photo of former CM of J&K Omar Abdullah | Omar Abdullah Facebook page

God help us if this PDP-BJP govt lasts for another three years: Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah

Alliance partners PDP & BJP are both responsible for the mess in Jammu & Kashmir, former CM Omar Abdullah tells ThePrint in an exclusive interview.
PDP leader Haseeb Drabu

Haseeb Drabu, minister & architect of BJP-PDP alliance, dropped from Jammu & Kashmir govt

Drabu has been in the eye of a storm after his remark that Kashmir ‘isn’t a political issue’, he was a close aide of CM Mehbooba’s late father Mufti Sayeed.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?