Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: shutdown

Shutdown in Kashmir to mark Afzal Guru’s 8th death anniversary

Despite the strike, the authorities did not impose any restrictions on the movement or assembly of people or order suspension of mobile Internet services, unlike previous years.

Hurriyat shutdown against new land laws disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Most shops, petrol pumps & other business establishments were shut in Srinagar Saturday to protest against the Modi govt's new land laws, along with public transport as well.

Leh shuts down to protest against BJP leader’s remarks on call to boycott hill council polls

BJP leader Ram Madhav, J&K unit functionary Ashok Kaul are currently in Leh. The shutdown call was given by the Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule.

India locks down to prevent COVID-19 spread — here are restrictions imposed in your state

Central govt announces a lockdown in 80 districts, suspends passenger trains, buses and metros. State govts come out with their own respective measures.

Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day, govt employees told to return to work

The Jammu & Kashmir administration said movement of people in Srinagar had been eased, but the clampdown on telephone and Internet services continues.

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


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.