Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: J&K

Bitta Karate’s wife, Hizbul chief’s son among 4 J&K govt staff sacked for terror links

Channeling money for terror, propagating secessionist-terrorist agenda are among the charges faced by the duo; dismissals are part of a larger crackdown that is on for the past one year

There’s a new Hindu-Muslim conflict in Kashmir—this time over one language, two scripts

Kashmiri Pandits started writing in Devanagari after 1990. Today, it has turned into a cultural battle with Muslims who fear it will lead to religious divides.

Ignored lower bids, bought Mumbai building at Rs 100-cr loss — CBI’s charges against J&K Bank

According to FIR, bank purchased property ‘at a high price to confer undue benefit to vendor’, as part of ‘criminal conspiracy’ between its officials & owners of Akruti Gold Builders.

Jails full, J&K Police struggle to execute arrest warrants under draconian PSA

Over 500 people being held under PSA in J&K, of which 150 were arrested in March-April alone. PSA allows detention without trial for up to 2 years — subject to a review every 6 months

Kashmir was never an issue. India moved on from Partition, but Pakistan couldn’t

In 'The Kashmir Conundrum', General N.C. Vij looks into the troubled history of Kashmir, and how Pakistan kept the pot boiling.

Minorities leaving in fear. A silent Modi govt and Naya Kashmir promises not helping

Us-vs-them rift is deepening in Kashmir. But be it Army personnel killed or civilians or migrant workers, outrage is always selective.

2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Pulwama district

Encounter breaks out during cordon and search operations. Officials says incriminating material including arms and ammunition have been recovered from encounter site.

J&K parties hold discussions after PM’s invite, Congress pitches for statehood restoration

The deliberations came ahead of a joint meeting of six parties, including NC, PDP, CPM and CPI, slated Tuesday to discuss their stand on the Centre's invite.

Two militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Srinagar district

A search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces in the Khonmoh area, on the outskirts of Srinagar.

LeT militants behind Monday attack on 2 CRPF personnel identified, says IGP Kashmir

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar sought to assure people, saying there is no need to panic and ‘the situation is under control.’

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.