Sunday, 3 July, 2022
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Topic: National Conference

Farooq Abdullah among three NC MPs now part of panel that will carry out J&K delimitation

The Lok Sabha Speaker has nominated all 5 J&K MPs, including 2 from BJP, to the Delimitation Commission. NC says it will issue a statement today.

Omar Abdullah’s Delhi visit, his advisor’s op-ed trigger talk of ‘reconciliation’

Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah landed in Delhi just days after his political advisor Tanvir Sadiq wrote an article on ‘reaching out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir’. 

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.

‘New domicile rules an insult’ — J&K parties slam Modi govt move amid Covid-19 outbreak

PDP says the new rules are akin to rubbing salt into wounds, while the National Conference described the orders as hollow.

What Farooq Abdullah’s release means for mainstream politics in Kashmir

The NC leader’s release comes at a time when new political formations are threatening existing political structures in J&K. The worries for PDP are far from over.

Rajiv Gandhi had wanted to end impasse in Kashmir and saw Farooq Abdullah as its best bet

Rajiv and Farooq had virtually grown up together. Whenever the Nehru–Gandhi family was in Kashmir, the Abdullah family was always available to them.

Why PSA is a handy tool for Modi govt to re-engineer post-Abdullahs politics in Kashmir

The leaders released have not demanded restoration of pre-5 August status for Kashmir, hinting at some informal understanding with New Delhi.

Kashmir panchayat elections for 12,565 vacant seats get Modi govt approval

Out of Kashmir’s 20,093 panch and sarpanch seats, a massive 12,565 are vacant. Panchayat elections will now be held in Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.

NC, PDP hold meetings at Srinagar offices, their first since Article 370 was scrapped

Spokespersons of the two major political parties of Jammu and Kashmir say this isn’t ‘resumption of political activity’, demand the release of their leaders.

Angry Kashmiri politicians confront cops after security personnel ‘body search’ Sajad Lone

The verbal spat occurred at the MLA hostel in Srinagar, where the Valley’s political detainees were being moved after complaints of inadequate heating at the earlier ‘sub-jail’ at SKICC.

On Camera

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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