Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: J&K

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.

Centre amends J&K’s new domicile order amid resentment, now reserves all jobs for residents

In its 1 April order, the government had reserved jobs for J&K's residents only up to the group four category, leading to an angry backlash

Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor, coronavirus, UP anti-CAA hoardings raise alarm on front pages

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Supreme Court seeks J&K govt’s response on plea challenging Mehbooba’s detention under PSA

Mehbooba's daughter Iltija had filed a habeas corpus petition in the apex court challenging the govt's order issued on 5 February, detaining her mother under PSA.

What Agha Ashraf Ali said when I asked about Kashmiri Muslims who chant ‘Pakistan Zindabad’

Former J&K chief secretary Moosa Raza writes in his book about a conversation he had with the educationist to seek answers for Kashmiris’ disenchantment with India.

Centre sanctions Rs 5.5 lakh settlement for 5,300 J&K families displaced in 1947

The families had earlier been left out of the Centre's 2016 settlement package for displaced families of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir

This is how use of deflectors on pellet guns makes them ‘less lethal’ in J&K

CRPF claims that the muzzle it now uses in J&K diverts 90% pellets in a downward direction, concentrating the hit on the lower part of the body, away from the eyes.

Top security & intelligence officials go into a huddle at PMO

The meeting was called to discuss the current security situation, say sources.

1 police officer & 1 militant killed during gun battle in Kulgam

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Turigam area of Kulgam district following information about presence of some militants there.

Villagers in border areas in India & Pakistan ‘told to stay ready for any eventuality’

There has been an increase in shelling from Pakistan amid fresh tensions with India in light of the 14 February Pulwama attack.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.