“PR Stunt”: EU Lawmaker Alleges Barred From Jammu And Kashmir Visit

New Delhi:  Chris Davies, a Liberal Democrat MP of the European parliament, has claimed that he was barred from visiting Kashmir after he asked to be allowed to move around freely and speak to local people. “What is it that the Indian government has to hide,” the MP questioned in a statement on Tuesday.  Chris … Read more“PR Stunt”: EU Lawmaker Alleges Barred From Jammu And Kashmir Visit

Rs 10,000 Crore Loss In Business Since Lockdown In J&K, Says Trade Body

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry said business has suffered due to the lockdown. (AFP) Srinagar:  The shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir, after the Centre stripped its special status under Article 370, has led to losses to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore in three months, a trade body has said. Sheikh Ashiq, president of … Read moreRs 10,000 Crore Loss In Business Since Lockdown In J&K, Says Trade Body

Pressure, there’s fear of Delhi… a Governor is very weak: Satya Pal Malik

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhawan Srinagar. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi/File) With nine days left for the bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir into two new Union Territories, Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday went public saying pressures are brought on him, that the “Governor is a very weak office… a … Read morePressure, there’s fear of Delhi… a Governor is very weak: Satya Pal Malik

Satya Pal Malik: Position of Governor weak, can’t even talk their heart out

A file photo of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik at his residence. Malik said he does not enjoy the right to hold a press conference or talk his heart out. (File) Lamenting that the post of a governor in the country was very weak, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday said … Read moreSatya Pal Malik: Position of Governor weak, can’t even talk their heart out

J&K: Policeman hit by speeding car in Baramulla

The police constable was hit by an overspeeding car, officials said. (File/Representational Image) A policeman was injured after being hit by a speeding car which jumped a security check-point in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said. The police constable was on duty at a security check-point in Kunzer area of north … Read moreJ&K: Policeman hit by speeding car in Baramulla

‘My day would start at the gate of police station, we left around 10 pm…Was heartbreak every time’

Amidst continuing lockdown, PSA has had to be revoked against 3 minors The day after his release from detention under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), the 16-year-old from a village in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district took the family’s sheep and goats out for grazing. The mother talks about this to reiterate the innocence of … Read more‘My day would start at the gate of police station, we left around 10 pm…Was heartbreak every time’

65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’

Unlike in the past, when militancy surged following an incident, there has been a calm this time. More than 60 days into the lockdown in the Valley, many officials on the ground, both in the civilian and security establishment, have begun to say that the political imperative, from New Delhi, to sustain an “everything-is-normal” narrative … Read more65 days after lockdown, officials in Valley caution: Don’t call this ‘normal’

J&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

Three days before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories on August 5, Malik’s administration had cut short the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave, citing intelligence inputs on terror threats. More than two months after an advisory directed Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists to leave the … Read moreJ&K says tourists can return from October 10, Mehbooba declines to meet party team

Time for India to lift restrictions in J&K: US panel

US Congressman Brad Sherman, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, had announced that at 10 am on October 22, the subcommittee will hold a hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia”. Ahead of the US Congress panel hearing on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled on October 22, the House Foreign Affairs … Read moreTime for India to lift restrictions in J&K: US panel

Express daily briefing: How the Railways plan to fight cash crunch, 13 killed in Bihar floods, more

Top news on Morning morning. At a time when most senior leaders of mainstream political parties in the Valley are under detention, the Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commission Sunday announced that Block Development Council polls would be held on “party lines” on October 24. “The counting of votes will be held the same day,” … Read moreExpress daily briefing: How the Railways plan to fight cash crunch, 13 killed in Bihar floods, more

‘Where are the restrictions? It is only in your mind’: Amit Shah targets Opposition on Kashmir

Home Minister Amit Shah during a rally on the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and. (File/PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday categorically said there were no restrictions imposed in Kashmir while hitting out at the Opposition for spreading “misinformation” about the situation in the valley. “Where are the … Read more‘Where are the restrictions? It is only in your mind’: Amit Shah targets Opposition on Kashmir

Bench headed by Justice Ramana to hear pleas against Centre’s decision on J&K

Justice Ramana will hear the pleas from October 1. (Express file photo) A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana, will likely hear from October 1, a batch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the amendment to Article 370 revoking the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and the decision to bifurcate … Read moreBench headed by Justice Ramana to hear pleas against Centre’s decision on J&K

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