Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicSouth Kashmir

Topic: south Kashmir

BJP worker shot dead by militants in J&K’s Kulgam district

Officials say militants fired upon Javeed Ahmad Dar, BJP’s constituency president of Homeshalibugh assembly constituency, near his residence in south Kashmir.

Fake pesticides sold during Covid lockdown hit Kashmir apple quality, price

Apples from South Kashmir's Shopian used to sell for Rs 1,300-1,5000 per 10 kg, but the price came down to just Rs 800-Rs 1,000 due to stains thanks to use of poor quality pesticide.

NIA searches south Kashmir offices & residences in Davinder Singh case

Jammu and Kashmir DSP Davinder Singh, who has been suspended, is being investigated by NIA for ferrying two terrorists out of the Valley 11 January.

Govt says Kashmiri journalist has been let off after ‘midnight arrest’ by Army & CRPF

Irfan Amin, a south Kashmir-based journalist, was picked up from his house Wednesday night and 'bundled into a vehicle'.

How security forces ensured a peaceful Lok Sabha election in troubled Kashmir

Voter turnout may have been dismal in Kashmir but Lok Sabha polls passed off without any major incidents of violence, thanks to a slew of security measures.

The scars of Burhan Wani & PDP-BJP tie-up: What kept south Kashmir away from voting

Anantnag in south Kashmir, the hotbed of homegrown militancy, recorded a 13.61% voter turnout in its first phase of polling.

In a first, militants shoot Kashmir woman on camera

The Kashmir woman had allegedly tipped off security forces about the whereabouts of Zeenat-ul-Islam, who was killed last month.

How students in terror-hit south Kashmir beat unrest & shutdowns to top Class 10 results

Class 10 students in Kashmir's Pulwama & Shopian districts excelled with highest pass percentage, even though schools there were closed for more than 100 days.

Viral video shows Hizbul Mujahideen killing young Kashmiri ‘Army informer’

The young man, Nadeem Manzoor of south Kashmir, was shot several times. His body was recovered Friday.

7 Kashmir special police officers resign amid Hizbul threats, govt says it’s propaganda

All 7 policemen are from south Kashmir, the hotbed of homegrown militancy. Sources say more resignations are likely as Hizbul threat looms. 

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.