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File photo of security personnel patrolling a street in Srinagar | S Irfan/PTI

RSS calls for extending Army operations in Jammu & Kashmir after leader killed in attack

The  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said the attack was an effort by terrorists to instill fear and trigger Hindu migration from the Valley similar to the one in 1990.
A security personnel stands guard on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar | S. Irfan | PTI

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal moves J&K High Court against highway ban

The ban, Shah Faesal has argued, violates the fundamental rights of citizens, including those to life, health, education and livelihood.
General V.K. Singh

Not just ‘Modi’s Army’, these are 5 other times VK Singh disowned his comments

From comparing Dalit children to ‘dogs’, to calling journalists ‘presstitutes’, Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh has often taken a U-turn after controversial statements.
Rehana Bashir at her residence in Jammu | Azaan Javaid/ThePrint

A teenage pledge & a mother’s support made Poonch’s Rehana Bashir an IAS officer

Rehana, whose brother Aamir qualified for the IAS last year, is the first woman from Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district to crack the coveted exam.
R Prasad | Economic Times

‘Saffron Mahatma’ Advani is reduced to a mere spectator

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav releases the party's vision document at party office | Nand Kumar/PTI

In manifesto, SP promises separate tax bracket for ultra-rich, ‘humane approach’ in J&K

Samajwadi Party promises mahaparivartan (massive change) for social justice through promoting women self-help groups, a body to tackle farmer loans.
Srinagar Central jai | Azaan Javaid/ThePrint

Srinagar prison clashes — cops say inmates caused ‘riot’, families allege police brutality

The trouble began when inmates were asked to shift from their barracks, but police’s version goes against local residents’ recollections & families’ statements.
A worker carries Bharatiya Janata Party flags for distribution ahead of an election campaign (representational image) | PTI

‘How saffron has greened’: BJP accused of double standards in J&K after green election ad

Rivals criticise BJP, point out that party has foregone its trademark saffron colour in election advertisement for its Srinagar-Budgam candidate.

J&K restricts civilian vehicle movement on national highway after Pulwama, Banihal attacks

Administration reserves Sundays and Wednesdays for security forces' convoy movement on Jammu-Baramulla national highway. Move to last till 31 May.
Police personnel stand guard in Srinagar | PTI

Kashmir has progressed after separatists & terrorists have been badly hit: Jaitley

The people of Kashmir are welcoming development, while the activities of the state’s two mainstream parties have been confined to social media, writes Arun Jaitley.

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Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.