Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicMehbooba Mufti

Topic: Mehbooba Mufti

FIRs against Kashmir stone-pelters to be withdrawn on Dineshwar Sharma’s advice

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government has announced that it will withdraw FIRs lodged against those charged with stone-pelting for the first time.

J&K adopts soft approach to local militants

PDP-BJP government has rolled out a new surrender policy for militants with the help of their families, a departure from the earlier policy to “neutralise” every single militant.

Interlocutor’s first day in Valley a ‘no-show’, but hopes afloat

Separatists, tourism industry stick to decision on boycotting talks, but interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma claims deliberations are on.

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.

India needs to regain confidence of Kashmiri people: Dineshwar Sharma

The new interlocutor says he would take a ‘different approach’ to solve Kashmir’s problems and that he is open to talk to anyone in the Valley.

Braid chopping hysteria is a complication Kashmir doesn’t need, Mehbooba must act

In the past 45 days, there have been at least 72 incidents where innocent people were tortured on the suspicion of being braid choppers.

Search for answers in Kashmir raises question: what are ‘legitimate aspirations’?

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said government’s new interlocutor on Kashmir would initiate a dialogue “to understand the legitimate aspirations of people”.

Kashmir interlocutor: Modi govt walks in Vajpayee’s footsteps

There are similarities between the two NDA governments' appointment of an interlocutor for Kashmir. NDA-2 was waiting for winter when infiltration is low.

EC wants to hold Anantnag bypoll before snow, seeks J&K govt report on security

The Anantnag bypoll was to be held on 12 April, but was put off following the Srinagar bypoll on 9 April, which saw 8 people killed...

Talk Point: What are the constitutional ramifications of revisiting Article 370?

The Supreme Court is revisiting its position on the special status granted by the Constitution to J&K. Many parties have voiced their opposition to this move.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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