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Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.
File image of security personnel in Kashmir | PTI

Hashtags, WhatsApp & Instagram stories, podcasts — Pakistan’s social media plans for 5 August

Pakistan’s military media wing Inter Services Public Relations is planning a major campaign on the first anniversary of Article 370 scrapping Wednesday.
BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Security personnel in Kashmir | Praveen Jain | ThePrint | File photo

Shutdown in parts of Kashmir, internet cut off on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

J&K Police said some parts of the Valley witnessed minor stone-pelting incidents, which were immediately brought under control. No processions were taken out.

Railways privatisation marketed as ‘renovation’ and Modi’s Leh trip to combat botched image

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of a J&K policeman | Representational image | PTI

Stop using ‘militant’ for ‘terrorists’ who kill cops. Police officers have families too

When a writer realises that acknowledging political motives of a terror outfit might risk his/her job, he/she chooses to stick with the word ‘militant’.
A file photo of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. | Photo: ANI

Disillusionment or Pakistan push? Story behind Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s Hurriyat exit

Kashmiri separatist Syed Geelani has resigned from his faction of Hurriyat Conference. Indian officials see several possible reasons for this, but say it's 'to early to give a final verdict'.
The rapping duo | By special arrangement

‘Nicknamed Aatankki’ in school, Kashmiri musician of hiphopper duo SOS made it his stage name

Arsalan Afreen 'Aatankki' & Tufail Nazir are part of 'SOS' — Straight Outta Srinagar — that believes in political power of the hiphop genre, but only with meaningful lyrics.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".
File photo |A protest by Stand With Kashmir in Times Square, New York | Facebook/StandWithKashmir

Stand With Kashmir not an innocent hashtag, it supports violent Islamists and terrorists

With noted academics and ‘experts’, Stand With Kashmir has become the voice of India resistance in the US. But it has a dangerous agenda.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.