Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicNational Conference

Topic: National Conference

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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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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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