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Rejected, infructuous, pending — status of pleas in SC, HC against detention of J&K leaders

While NC leader Omar Abdullah was released by SC after a warning, ex-CM Mehbooba Mufti is still under detention. J&K Bar Council chief Mian Qayoom's legal battle went on for over 10 months.
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Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under PSA extended by 3 months

According to an MHA order, Mufti will remain under detention at her official residence, Fairview Bungalow, which has been declared a subsidiary jail.
Omar Abdullah speaks to media after he was freed from detention in Srinagar on 24 March

Omar Abdullah slams Chhattisgarh CM for implying Pilot helped in release from detention

Omar Abdullah says it’s ‘malicious and false’ to link his release to what Sachin Pilot is doing. CM Bhupesh Baghel responds, saying he has only asked a question and will ‘keep asking it’.
File image of NC chief Farooq Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

Why Abdullahs, Mehbooba are silent on Article 370 and what it means for Kashmir politics

There's been no word on Article 370 from Farooq and Omar Abdullah, released from detention, or Mehbooba Mufti, who is otherwise vocal on Twitter. Analysts say they must make position clear.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti | File photo: PTI

Ex-Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti shifted to residence from make-shift jail

Before shifting Mufti, the government accorded status of subsidiary jail to her official residence with immediate effect.
A file photo of Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Valley leaders cite coronavirus to seek release of Kashmiris detained in jails outside J&K

NC's Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi and Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Iltija have sought revocation of detention orders against Kashmiris lodged in jails since August 2019.
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Farooq Abdullah meets Mehbooba Mufti’s family in Srinagar, party says it’s a courtesy visit

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija also described Farooq Abdullah’s visit to their house as a courtesy visit and said she appreciated the gesture.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti | File photo: PTI

Mehbooba won’t be free soon but more ‘Apni parties’ in 2nd phase of govt’s Kashmir policy

Release of NC leader Farooq Abdullah marked the beginning of the second phase, in which Modi govt wants to engage with politicians beyond the ‘old guard’.

Altaf Bukhari has BJP’s support in Kashmir. But Bakshi Mohammad has a history lesson for him

It is not surprising that Altaf Bukhari wants to follow Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad’s simplistic political maxim – be on the good side of New Delhi, and rule. But will it work?
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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.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
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.