J&K opposition changes tack, willing to join poll process
In Aug 2019, the Centre even withdrew Article 370 (and thus also annulled Article 35(A)) which gave special status to J&K and divided it into two Union Territories.
No sign of revival for Kashmir tourism ahead of spring season
Tour operators, hoteliers and houseboat owners — who have already lost thousand...
No intention to scrap Art 371: Amit Shah assures Northeast
Addressing a gathering to mark the 34th foundation day of Arunachal Pradesh, Shah ...
President Trump’s offer on Kashmir may have expedited scrapping of Article 370: CRS
The report published ahead of Trump’s visit claims that US President's offer prompted quick reaction from the Indian government and within weeks the special status for the state of J & K was removed.
We remain firm on decisions on Article 370, CAA despite pressure: PM
Citing certain key decisions of his government, Modi referred to the trust set up for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and asserted that it would work "rapidly".
We remain firm on decisions on Article 370, CAA: PM Modi
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 16 (ANI): Despite several protests against the new citizenship law and opposition criticism on repealing of A...
PDP leader resigns from party, says Article 370 was 'dead stock'
Senior PDP leader Shah Mohammad Tantray, who was elected to the state assembly on a PDP ticket from the Poonch-Haveli seat in 2014, said Article 370 had become a "dead stock" as a result of nearly three dozen amendments during the Congress rule.
Internet, connectivity issues in J&K will be eased further in coming months: Advisor to Lt Governor
"The restrictions remain to make sure that these facilities are not misused for promoting disorder. In some months from now it should be possible to ease various restrictions related to the connectivity," the advisor to the L-G said during an interaction with investors.
Despite international pressure, we were firm on Art 370, CAA: PM Modi
PM Modi said despite international pressure, the government remained firm on crucial decisions like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Article 370 and will continue to do so, thereby clearing the air on the government’s possible rethink of these decisions.
Locust-hit Pakistan may make exception to trade freeze with India to import insecticides: Report
The Pakistan government considering the import of insecticides from India comes seven months after Islamabad on August 9 decided to suspend all trade ties with India following New Delhi's decision to abrogate Article 370 on August 5, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan also expelled the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Google Maps marks Kashmir's outlines as 'disputed' when seen from outside India
According to the Washington Post, "the borders on Google's online maps display Kashmir as fully under Indian control. Elsewhere, users see the region's snaking outlines as a dotted line, acknowledging the dispute". From Pakistan, Kashmir appears disputed while from India, it appears as a part of India, the Post report said.
J&K Panchayat bypolls to be held from March 5
As the first political exercise in J&K since the withdrawal of special status and the carving out of two Union territories of J&K and Ladakh, the joint chief electoral officer of J&K, Shailendra Kumar, said all security arrangements to conduct peaceful elections were in place and the model code of conduct came into force on Thursday.
People in J&K want to move on: Envoys
The 25 foreign envoys who visited Kashmir this week and interacted with people there said there was a feeling among locals that Pakistan was sponsoring terrorism and separatism in J&K in its own self-interest, according to people aware of the matter.
View: Arvind Kejriwal's victory showed he has learnt lessons from past
Kejriwal’s tactics must be seen in the backdrop of inclusive nationalists being in retreat for several decades, particularly after the onset of the Modi era. Over the last 70-odd years, the scales have gradually tilted in favour of ‘cultural nationalists’, reflected in political leaders since Indira Gandhi embracing what is dubbed as ‘soft Hindutva’.
Ahead of Trump's visit, US Senators seeks assessment of human rights and religious freedom situation in India
The bipartisan group of Senators, in their letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dated February 12, said that India has now imposed the longest-ever internet shutdown by a democracy, disrupting access to medical care, business and education for seven million people.
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