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Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

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.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Twitter

Not given up Article 370 fight but illogical to ask Modi govt to restore it — Omar Abdullah

In an interview to ThePrint, former J&K CM Omar Abdullah says Modi govt asked him to sign a personal bond in Oct-Nov last year that required him to not speak on politics.
A file photo of Congress leader Saifuddin Soz. | Photo: ANI

‘Not allowed to meet daughter’ — Congress leader Soz says J&K lied in SC that he is free

J&P politician Saifuddin Soz says he was not allowed to go out of his house Wednesday, hours after the administration told SC that he was ‘never detained’.
Omar Abdullah speaks to media after he was freed from detention in Srinagar on 24 March

Division of J&K was a ‘humiliation heaped on the state’, Omar Abdullah writes

Simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way J&K assembly has been, Omar Abdullah writes in The Indian Express.
Wayanad MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Photo: ANI

BJP-Congress’ lists of ‘blunders’, Bollywood’s filmy drama & Baghel-Abdullah 2.0

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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 National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah | Photo: ANI

Farooq, Omar Abdullah move HC for release of 16 NC leaders detained since 5 August

The writ petitions filed under Article 226 notes that the leaders have been held in 'brazen violation' of the constitutional guarantee of right to liberty.
File image of National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah | Photo: ANI

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 speaks to media after he was freed from detention in Srinagar on 24 March

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’. 
US President Donald Trump at his press briefing in New Delhi Tuesday

Trump’s offer to India-China, Omar Abdullah’s sci-fi sighting & what Mayawati had to say

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

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: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.