Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: separatists

Syed Geelani quits Hurriyat, accuses Pakistan-based separatist leaders of nepotism, corruption

In a letter, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has alleged that Pakistan-based separatists have been misinterpreting his speeches and taking decisions arbitrarily without keeping him in the loop.

Modi took Kashmir’s special status away. He must assure people it won’t become a Palestine

To win Kashmiris’ trust, Modi govt must ensure their economic interests are not affected and encroachers do not find a foothold.

Separatists in Kashmir call for a strike against first-phase polling for Lok Sabha

Separatists also said in a statement that they have called for a complete shutdown as a protest against NIA's stance against JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, among other issues.

Why Kashmir’s separatists were given security cover & what it has cost the state

The J&K govt last year said Rs 10.88 crore had been spent on providing security cover to separatist leaders.

Kashmir shut down after separatists protest Supreme Court’s hearing on Article 35A

Supreme Court will hear on the validity of Article 35A which bars people, from outside the state, from acquiring any immovable property in the state.

In a first, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq admits Hurriyat has ‘lost connect’ with people of Kashmir

Moderate leader says the separatists are concerned about the youth picking up guns, blames the Centre for pushing them against a wall.

Plugged-In: Kashmir’s deadliest clashes in years, ISRO power failure, Dalit History Month

In the Valley of death: 12 militants, 4 civilians, and 3 jawans have been killed in Kashmir encounters. These numbers haunt the front pages of all major dailies

Dineshwar Sharma’s J&K visit broke the ice. Now he has to win over youth on the streets

The separatist challenge can be overcome to a certain extent if Sharma can convince the civil society of the sincerity of his efforts.

Interlocutor’s first day in Valley a ‘no-show’, but hopes afloat

Separatists, tourism industry stick to decision on boycotting talks, but interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma claims deliberations are on.

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
The LIC India headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.