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Anti-militancy operations continue in Kashmir amid COVID-19
The increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in Kashmir has had very little impact on militancy. Over the last 24 hours, nine militants and three soldiers were killed in two separate gun battles across the southern and northern parts of the Valley.
New domicile law: a story of disappointment and breach of trust in J&K
New Delhi has a long track record of belying the trust of the Kashmiri leadership - from the National Conference, the grand old party of the region, to the newly minted Apni Party, the story is well-nigh the same.
Omar Abdullah freed from detention, seeks release of all prisoners
Immediately after being freed, Omar Abdullah appealed the government to release all the detainees languishing in different jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah also demanded the release of his political adversary and erstwhile counterpart, Mehbooba Mufti and restoration of high-speed data services.
Coronavirus hitting education, business even harder in Kashmir
A woman, who had returned from Saudi Arabia, was tested positive for the COVID 19 in Kashmir on Wednesday. The authorities are taking every possible measure to contain the spread of the virus, putting in place stringent restrictions.
Abdullah's detention: A new addition to New Delhi's love-hate relationship with National Conference
A look at the relationship between the Abdullahs and the National Conference, and the central government in New Delhi.
Kashmir: Demeaning Shekih Mohammad Abdullah and his legacy
After the Modi-led BJP government came to power for the second time in 2019, the party made several efforts to dismantle Sheikh Abdullah's legacy. Apart from incarcerating Sheikh’s son and grandson and hundreds of others after undoing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August last year, the government also dropped the holiday observed on the birth anniversary of Sheikh from the list of red-letter days in the calendar. The latest such decision is to drop the title of Sher-e-Kashmir from Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC).
Bukhari launches Apni Party in Srinagar, Congress calls it an extension of BJP
State Congress chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir said “Bukhari was the only political leader who was not detained by the government post August 5 as he was the blue eyed boy of BJP and New Delhi".
The return of social media brings joy to Jammu and Kashmir
On Wednesday evening, the Jammu and Kashmir administration lifted the ban on the use of social media after six months, bringing immense joy to more than 12 million people.
"On condition of anonymity"
"There is an atmosphere of fear. When the top political leaders including three former Chief Ministers have been booked under PSA, what will be the fate of an ordinary person?" asked a prominent political analyst of the Valley on condition of anonymity.
The return of internet cafes to Jammu
The prolonged internet ban in the Valley has paved the way for many intrepid businessmen as they set up internet cafes and other such facilities across Jammu city. Dozens of such facilities have cropped up over the past seven months, with mostly young men as their customers.