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Modi to witness BJP’s moment, Mufti’s swearing in ceremony in Jammu on Sunday

With a bear hug a deal of historic importance has been sealed. Patron of the Peoples Democratic Party Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was greeted with a hug by prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning

PDP-BJP alliance: Dealing with differences

As the saying goes, politics is the art of the possible. A political drama on the same lines is unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir where the foes, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Pa

Mufti’s Pak remark rebutted by BJP, Sajjad Lone plays safe

Seeking to take sting out of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed`s provocative statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of assembly polls, the BJ

Rajnath hints at sacrificing J&K govt over Alam release

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the security of India is important and not the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir. He was commenting on the controversial

Keep watch on separatist leader Alam, Centre tells J&K govt

The centre has told the Jammu and Kashmir government to maintain close surveillance of activities of Masarat Alam, his associates and friends.  Speaking in Rajya Sabha on Thursd

Second militant attack in two days as Hindus, Muslims celebrate festivals

Two militants, who may have survived Kathua attack on Friday, launched an attack on security forces in early on Saturday. They attacked the 82 armoured regiment camp in Samba district on Jammu-Path

Militants kill 2 security men in flood-hit Kashmir

As Kashmir recovers from another wave of floods and deaths with the help of Indian army jawans, militants killed two security personnel in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir`s Baramulla district on Thu

Trouble in the valley

This year the spring has come with a mixed bag for Kashmir – freak weather, non-seasonal snowfall, and a nascent government that has barely survived a collapse followed by sneak attacks by te

Alam flags controversy, to haunt Mufti Sayeed

The co-incidence cannot be lost or forgotten in a hurry. Kashmir’s separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani had his last rally in 2010 and another separatist leader Masarat Alam had led violen

Centre puts pressure on Mufti, Masarat Alam arrested

Under pressure from the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Masarat Alam was arrested, despite his denial of having allegedly waved Pakistani flag to greet Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah

Break in monsoon may help Kashmir regain its bearings

Jhelum is again in spate but may not cause much havoc like last year in Jammu and Kashmir as rainfall may ebb in next 48 hours. The state government issued a flood warning after the

Morning briefing: Kashmir bandh today over man`s death in beef battle

Kashmir is observing bandh today in protest against the death on Sunday of a man who was critically injured 10 days ago, after his truck was fire-bombed in Udhampur on rumours that he had slaughter

Morning briefing: Swaraj to make statement in parliament today on India-Pak talks

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is set to make a statement in both houses of Parliament today on her two-day visit to Pakistan and the resumption of bilateral talks. “I will make a st

Morning briefing: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away, Mehbooba to be next CM of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away this morning (Thursday) at AIIMS in Delhi. He was 79. Sayeed, who was detected with sepsis and decreased blood counts, was sufferi

Mehbooba Mufti: Daddy`s girl comes of age

1996 was a watershed year in the history of Kashmir. After nine years, political leaders were returning from ‘exile’, albeit under heavy security cover. The HD Deve Gowda government in

Meanwhile, in Kashmir it’s food (in)security

In recent days, Kashmir has been seething with anger. Far from greeting the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 – to be implemented in the border state from April 1 – as a safety ne

The road ahead for J&K’s new chief minister Mehbooba Mufti

It was a quirk of fate that made her foray into the tumultuous politics of J&K. Mehbooba has grown into an astute politician and a charismatic leader in 20 years. However, as she renews her vow

NIT Srinagar clashes: HRD team to visit the campus

Minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh, on Wednesday said that a team from the HRD ministry would visit National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar today

PM Narendra Modi to visit J&K

Amidst rising tension over killing of four youths in firing by the army in north Kashmir and continuing protests across the Valley, prime minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the border sta

Tunnels of hope in valley

Last breakfast at the headquarters of the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel project, where engineers are working round the clock to dig through two parallel 8.5-km tunnels, is served early in the morning to

Modi’s Balochistan plan: From moral ascendancy to smart mind games

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address to the nation with references to Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) set the cat among the pigeon

Srinagar in pictures: Another day in paradise

Hoping that the cycle of violence in Kashmir would end soon, a lone boatman waits for tourists in Srinagar’s Dal Lake

Surgical strike: A middle path between restraint and aggression

India has finally struck, albeit surgically. After the Pakistan-sponsored terrorist attacks in Poonch and Uri on September 11 and 18,

The sledgehammer blow and its aftermath

The time has come for India to announce to the world that India can no longer be transgressed or trespassed with impunity. And there couldn’t have been a more telling way of doing so than by

Stories you must read over the weekend

The time has come for India to announce to the world that India can no longer be transgressed or trespassed with impunity. And there couldn’t have been a more telling way of doing so than by

Why Nagrota terror strike is different – and more alarming

The terrorist attack on the army camp in Nagrota, Jammu, in which seven army personnel and three terrorists have died, raises some important points – and questions yet to be answered:

Why Nagrota attack should worry security mandarins

Till a decade ago, Nagrota was a quaint town one would pass through when travelling on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. From Jammu, it’s an enjoyable drive on the 20-km road snaking along

Unemployment in J&K much higher than national average

The unemployment rate for persons between 18-29 years of age in the state is 24.6%, which is higher than the national unemployment rate of 13.2% in the same age group, showed an analysis of the Jam

Water a key point of tension in Kashmir: WEF

Disputes between communities – or even countries – over the water from shared rivers, forest ecosystems and atmospheric conditions can inflame existing tensions in fragile regions, said

“J&K could be an experimental ground for UBI”

In the Jammu and Kashmir budget, you have announced a basic income for construction workers, and also mentioned the concept of universal basic income. What was your rationale behind it?

Five points about UK parliament resolution on Gilgit-Baltistan

  Here are five highlights of the resolution that was passed by the British parliament over Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan.   Read:

10 things about Chenani-Nashri tunnel

  Here are 10 things to know about the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, which was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi.   The tunnel cuts the travel ti

Internet shutdown is a knee-jerk reaction: IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed the J&K government order to

US action on Hizb chief dampens Kashmiri separatists’ spirits

The USA declaring Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist may not take the sting out of terrorists’ plans in Kashmir immediately but it has given a

Article 35A explained

Article 35 A gives the Jammu and Kashmir legislature special power to frame laws to give privileges and rights to the residents of the state.   Former Jammu and Kashm

100 J&K villages to get electricity by December 2017

 Minister of state for power and new and renewable energy RK Singh has asked the authorities to ensure electrification of 100 electricity-strapped villages in J&K by December 2017. 

J&K projects to be fast tracked

A decision to fast track development projects in Jammu and Kashmir was taken on Thursday during a meeting between chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and union home minister Rajnath Singh.

The man in the muddle: NN Vohra

Amid a welter of images of blood and war, it is easy to lose sight of how deeply people crave for good governance. The good news from Kashmir last fortnight was that people by and large welcomed

The river and the valley

The Indus has immense hydropower potential which has mostly remained untapped. The geographic location of the state of Jammu and Kashmir gives it a unique advantage to harness hydropower from the t

Driven by Bhakti

A curving throng of devotees outside the cave shrine of Amarnath, where water dripping from the ceiling freezes into a cylindrical mound worshipped by the devout as a Shivling. Legend has it that i

Kashmir conundrum and Pakistan’s democracy deficit

The Kashmir conundrum was never below the radar, but the Pulwama attack has once again put terrorism and foreign-aided separatism on top of the national agenda. The ghastly killing of the CRPF pers

Crossing the border

Ghar mein ghus ke marenge (We will hit you right inside your own home),” prime minister Narendra Modi thundered, when he addressed a meeting at the civil hospital in Ahmedabad on March 4.&nbs

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