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A file photo of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti after an all-party meeting in Srinagar. | Photo: ANI

J&K parties’ DDC polls dilemma — boycott & get marginalised or contest & accept Article 370 move

The Centre and the UT administration are preparing to hold the maiden DDC polls in J&K. Regional parties will have to decide their stand amid a dilemma over Article 370.
Representational image of Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | ANI

Things are calmer in Kashmir now. Modi govt must listen to its development pangs

The government has appointed an affable old school politician, Manoj Sinha, as the L-G of J&K, but it would be too much to expect from one man alone.
A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

Ertugrul series, propaganda, money — security agencies flag growing Turkey sway in Kashmir

From shows capturing Kashmiri youth’s imagination to money trickling in via NGOs & businesses, steady increase seen in Turkish influence & projection of President Erdogan as role model.
A vehicle moving through PoK in the Neelam Valley along the Tangdhar sector of the LoC | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Use of tech, new security grid in Kashmir ‘substantially’ cut infiltration from Pakistan

According to official figures, 27 terrorists have infiltrated into India so far this year, as against 130 in 2019 and 129 in 2018.
Moeed Yusuf with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

Moeed Yusuf interview aimed to put Pakistan back in Kashmir and say it’s not the only bad guy

The timing of the interview served a combination of interests – Yusuf’s personal, Imran Khan’s political and the Pakistani deep state’s geo-political.
The Commonwealth foreign ministers held a virtual interaction Wednesday | Twitter/@VikasSwarup

India slams Pakistan at Commonwealth foreign ministers’ meet, calls it ‘epicentre of terrorism’

The statement by India, which didn't name Pakistan, came after Islamabad sought to raise Kashmir issue & said a 'state in South Asia' is fanning hyper-nationalism to 'engineer' demographic change.
Moeed Yusuf, the Special Assistant on national security and strategic policy planning to Prime Minister Imran Khan | Photo: usip.org  

Pakistan official claims India expressed desire to talk to us, but no confirmation from Delhi

In an interview to a media portal, Imran Khan’s Special Assistant on national security and strategic policy planning Moeed Yusuf says Pakistan wants to talk about Kashmir & terrorism.
A view of the 15 Corps Battle School in Khrew in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip/ThePrint

Army introduces compulsory psychological training for all soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir

Special emphasis has been laid on ensuring there are no civilian casualties during the operations since 5 August 2019, when the Modi government scrapped Article 370.
Mirza Nisar Hussain, now 40 years old, at his family's home in Srinagar | Photo: Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

After 23 years in jail, freedom is a ‘different kind of prison’ for innocent Kashmiri man

Mirza Nisar Hussain was an accused in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast & Rajasthan bus blast cases. He was finally acquitted in both and released in July 2019.
File image of journalist Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal | YouTube

Kashmir Times editor claims ex-MLC’s brother barged into flat, assaulted her & husband, looted

Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal says FIR yet to be filed against brother of former MLC Shehnaz Ganai. The trouble is over Jamwal's Jammu residence, allotted to her as part of govt housing quota for journalists. 

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Representational image of Navratri celebrations | PTI Photo

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.
RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.


INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.