Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicNational Conference

Topic: National Conference

This is how Modi govt hopes to push through J&K local polls & defeat PDP, NC boycott call

The controversy over Article 35A and Article 370 has threatened to derail J&K elections to urban local bodies and panchayats, due later this year.

Following National Conference, PDP to now boycott local body polls over Article 35A

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that PDP will go to any extent to protect Article 35A.

Omar Abdullah calls for dissolution of J&K assembly, demands fresh elections in state

Abdullah tweets that even senior BJP leader admits that the party cannot be trusted not to 'horsetrade for government formation.'

J&K seen set for prolonged governor’s rule, more turbulence after BJP dumps PDP

There are fears in the Valley that the BJP may push for a more ‘muscular’ approach to fight militancy.

Trains and tunnels can’t bring peace, Kashmiris say after Modi visit

Political observers and local leaders complained that the PM had chosen to ignore the core issues that had ‘pushed hundreds of young men towards the militancy’.

Political slugfest over J&K gag order; opposition calls it tyrannical

National Conference has accused the PDP-BJP government of portraying the government employees as ‘terrorists’

Miles to go before he sleeps: Dineshwar Sharma’s visit to Kashmir wasn’t a great start

Many in Kashmir viewed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma’s first visit with scepticism, and a lot more needs to be done to achieve a thaw.

PDP hopeful of ‘breakthrough’ as interlocutor Sharma concludes Kashmir visit

The party says steps initiated by the Centre are in line with PM Modi’s I-Day speech that Kashmir problem can be resolved through dialogue.

After meeting interlocutor, Kashmir politicians want Centre to prove seriousness

New interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma met mainstream political delegations on his three-day visit to Srinagar, and will visit Jammu now.

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”.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh, ThePrint

A road paved with surprises — why Indian economy’s steady course can’t be taken for granted

As the economy recovers from Covid, the lack of employment, a healthcare system in shambles and a poor education system could damage its long-term prospects.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.