Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: J&K

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.’

J&K regional parties say Modi govt’s amendment to new domicile law is ‘cosmetic’, a ‘bluff’

After receiving flak over its new domicile rule, the BJP government Friday made amendments but regional parties aren't convinced.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.