Friday, 7 October, 2022

Topic: J&K

J&K shifts capital to Srinagar for summer in keeping with 150-year-old tradition

The ‘Darbar move’, as the practice is called, was started in 1872 by Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of the Dogra dynasty, in order to escape Jammu’s extreme summer and Srinagar’s bitter winter.

Plugged-In: Show us the money, FM; and another day, another child raped Front Page Ghost of demonetisation returns: Finance minister Arun Jaitley spent all of Tuesday answering why ATMs were still cash-strapped in at least six states,...

This is why the rest of India flocks to Asia’s largest tulip garden

One of Kashmir’s major tourist attractions, the 16-hectare garden is home to more than two million colourful tulips.

Social media more dangerous than IS in Kashmir, security agencies tell home secretary

Security agencies have told home secretary Rajiv Gauba that Islamic State has no significance in the state although IS flags are waved occasionally.

J&K govt hospital stands by call to sack doctor for contradicting minister’s FB post

‘He said he used his personal freedom. This is no satisfactory answer.’ Jammu: The Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu has defended its decision to...

One Army officer’s idea in the 1980s may have given India the edge in Kashmir

His deep understanding of the Kashmir Valley and its vulnerability to forces from across the LoC led him to widely propagate a strategy that...

‘They give me free publicity’: J&K traffic chief Basant Rath undeterred by controversies

Since taking charge, the IPS officer has won many fans, and also been warned by the DGP for his unconventional approach & ‘strange activities’.

Mehbooba likely to appoint her brother Tassaduq as J&K tourism minister

Cinematographer by profession, 45-year-old Tassaduq at present coordinates the CM’s grievance cell; alliance partner BJP unlikely to object to decision.

After meeting interlocutor, Kashmir politicians want Centre to prove seriousness

New interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma met mainstream political delegations on his three-day visit to Srinagar, and will visit Jammu now.

J&K situation still not conducive for Anantnag bypoll: State govt to EC

Election Commission postponed the by-election twice — in April & May this year — due to security concerns.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.