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CISF takes charge of Jammu, Srinagar airport security, move rushed after J&K cop arrest

CISF commandants who will be SP-rank officers will be in charge of security at the airports, while the areas outside the airports will be manned by CRPF.
People commute during restrictions in Jammu, August 2019

‘Dictatorship’, no ‘accountability’, no jobs: People in Jammu say Modi govt has failed them

Hindu traders in Jammu who seemed to support Modi govt's move to scrap Article 370 are also suffering under its hidden xenophobic agenda.
Photograph of Kashmiri Pandits in Srinagar, Kashmir, ca. 1895 | British Library | Wikimedia Commons

Why Kashmiri Pandits may never return to the Valley

The only meaningful ‘return’ can be had through truth and reconciliation.
J&K Secretariat

Modi govt wants to end Kashmir dominance over Jammu with new administrative division

Govt is working on creating an administrative division that will comprise at least 3 districts of Jammu and 3 districts of Kashmir.   
JK highway closed for second consecutive day

Modi govt set to turn Mughal Road connecting Jammu to Kashmir into an all-weather route

The Mughal road now operates only in the summer months. The tunnel will make it a yearlong route and reduce the traffic pressure on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
Jammu & Kashmir High Court

Lawyers in Jammu go on indefinite strike, against decision to divest judicial courts of power

The lawyers' strike will be a major challenge for G C Murmu who took over as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of J&K on October 31.
A security personnel stands guard near a blocked road during restrictions in Srinagar. | PTI

Three militants, one jawan killed in ongoing operation with security forces in Jammu 

The militants had kept a man hostage in a building in Batote village, but he has been rescued by security forces.  
Kashmir

Grenade explosion at bus stand in Jammu, 28 injured

Police said the injured were shifted to a hospital after a grenade caused the explosion.
J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina with PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi lays foundation stones for AIIMS, IIMC & other projects in Jammu

New AIIMS would transform health care facilities and will also provide new opportunities to the youth, he said.
A woman comes out of a polling station after casting her vote for the 3rd phase of municipal elections, in Srinagar, Saturday

Only 39.49% voter turnout in the third phase of civic polls in Kashmir

Though 151 wards were to go to polls in the third phase in the Valley, voting was held only in 40.

On Camera

Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.