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Mehbooba claims Army using chemicals to ‘disfigure’ militant bodies, NC says clarify please

PDP leaders say Mehbooba Mufti made the remark after multiple meetings with 'public delegations' from north and south Kashmir.

Video of PDP workers waving toy guns at rally puts focus on Kashmir’s mainstream politics

There's a growing belief in J&K that mainstream parties are walking a tightrope — they're not quite glorifying militants but also not condemning them unequivocally.
Uddhav Thackeray and Narendra Modi | PTI

Shiv Sena demands Modi’s assurance that PDP, NC, NCP won’t be part of NDA after polls

Shiv Sena said Modi should give no space to those talking of dividing the nation in his Modi cabinet or the NDA no matter what the math on govt formation is.
A worker carries Bharatiya Janata Party flags for distribution ahead of an election campaign (representational image) | PTI

‘How saffron has greened’: BJP accused of double standards in J&K after green election ad

Rivals criticise BJP, point out that party has foregone its trademark saffron colour in election advertisement for its Srinagar-Budgam candidate.
Chaudhary Lal Singh

BJP rebel to fight party in Jammu, gets daughter of Kathua rape accused as star campaigner

As a minister in former Mehbooba Mufti govt of J&K, Lal Singh, then a BJP member, triggered a major controversy when he came out in support of Kathua accused.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Oppn has no one projected leader against Modi, their promise is temporary: Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley says that leadership will be among the most important aspects to decide this election, and Modi is a clear winner in that regard.
Mehbooba Mufti

Ban on Jamaat-e-Islami will have ‘dangerous consequences’, says former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the ban was an "act of vengeance" by the Centre, and added that one cannot imprison an ideaology.
Security personnel at the site of suicide bomb attack, Pulwama | PTI

Why the security situation in Kashmir keeps going from bad to worse

New Delhi sees Kashmir as a security problem rather than a political one. Instead of finding ways to resolve a conflict, it merely seeks to manage it.
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad

Azad down the pecking order in Congress poll panels in J&K, state unit up in arms

J&K Congress unit passes resolution calling for Azad to be handed charge of all Lok Sabha election work in the state.  
Mehbooba Mufti visiting a family which lost a member to militancy in the valley | @MehboobaMufti/Twitter

Dumped by BJP, ‘desperate’ Mehbooba returns to ‘soft separatism’ to find way back to power

Mehbooba Mufti had all but given up on PDP’s “healing touch” policy for 3 years as J&K chief minister when she toed a nationalist line with BJP. 

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.