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Citing Akshardham attack of 2002, Biju Janata Dal defends demolition around Jagannath temple

The BJD has hailed the demolition drive that generated political heat as a ‘bold and laudable’ move for the purpose of crafting better security infrastructure around the Jagannath temple
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)
The ruling party jumped to defend Naveen Patnaik government’s demolition drive around the Jagannath temple on Friday(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Swachh iconic places: Water kiosks, mule dung plant keep Katra clean

JAMMU The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has been adjudged the best Swacch Iconic Place in the country for initiatives such as installing water kiosks, setting up an equid dung management centre, putting up kill waste machines, along with regular mopping up of waste by 1,300 sanitation workers.
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Updated on Sep 06, 2019 01:27 AM IST
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Kashmiri student beaten up in Rajasthan, files complaint

The student was identified as Mir Faid, a resident of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir. He is a final year student of aeronautical engineering at a private college in Neemrana, said additional SP, Neemrana region, Tejpal Singh.
Alwar Police on Thursday filed an FIR against unknown people following the complaint of a 23-year-old Kashmiri student for beating him, police said on Thursday.(Representative image)
Alwar Police on Thursday filed an FIR against unknown people following the complaint of a 23-year-old Kashmiri student for beating him, police said on Thursday.(Representative image)
Published on Sep 06, 2019 01:17 AM IST
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Supreme Court allows Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter to pay her a visit in Valley

Three former chief ministers, including Mehbooba Mufti, are among hundreds of people, who were detained as the Centre abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories on August 5.
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti during a candle march protest in Srinagar on August 4, a day before she was detained by the Centre.(ANI Photo)
Published on Sep 06, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Kashmir, a month on: Well managed globally, now look inwardsI HT Editorial

Internationally, India has done well. Now, open up the Valley
Even as India has done well to manage the diplomatic fallout, the situation in J&K is a matter of concern. Communication links were snapped(ANI)
Even as India has done well to manage the diplomatic fallout, the situation in J&K is a matter of concern. Communication links were snapped(ANI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 09:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Jammu & Kashmir team to start preparatory camp in Baroda from Friday

Twenty seven players will take part in the camp, which was pushed by a day, to prepare for the domestic 50 over tournament, J & K team’s mentor-cum-coach Irfan Pathan said.
A file photo of Irfan Pathan.(AP)
A file photo of Irfan Pathan.(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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Two infiltrators with LeT links held in Valley

Two videos were played during the press briefing showing the apprehended Pakistanis confessing to infiltration.
Munir Khan said infiltration attempts are being made continuously. “Many such (infiltration) attempts have been foiled by the Indian Army so far,” he said.(PTI image)
Munir Khan said infiltration attempts are being made continuously. “Many such (infiltration) attempts have been foiled by the Indian Army so far,” he said.(PTI image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 01:37 AM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Kashmiris hailed abrogation of Article 370: Javadekar

There has been no untoward incident in the Valley since the abrogation of Article 370 last month. This is a proof that people have welcomed the decision. This was stated by Union minister of environment Prakash Javadekar during a public connect campaign initiated by the Chandigarh BJP on Wednesday.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar presenting a booklet on abrogation of Article 370 as part of BJP’s campaign to veteran athlete Milkha Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar presenting a booklet on abrogation of Article 370 as part of BJP’s campaign to veteran athlete Milkha Singh in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT)
Published on Sep 05, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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HT Correspondent | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

In Russia, PM Modi thanks Putin for support on Jammu and Kashmir stand

India has told the world community the changes in Jammu and Kashmir are an internal matter and Moscow has backed New Delhi’s moves, saying they were within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
India’s top gas importer Petronet LNG agreed to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Novatek and invest in its future projects. The two companies will also look at joint marketing of gas as a motor fuel in India.(AP image)
India’s top gas importer Petronet LNG agreed to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Novatek and invest in its future projects. The two companies will also look at joint marketing of gas as a motor fuel in India.(AP image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘J&K move timed to avoid fresh violence, checkmate Pak’: Army chief Bipin Rawat

FATF, a multilateral watchdog, placed Pakistan on its “grey list” in June 2018 for failing to counter fund-raising by terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat visited troops on the Line of Control to review prevailing situation and operational readiness of the units of White Knight Corps. The army chief said he was offering a peaceful gesture towards the terrorists and appealed them to stop the bloodshed.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 02:00 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHarinder Baweja

PODCAST: Salman Soz on what Article 370 revocation means for J&K and India

This week, the Grand Tamasha podcast series continues its exploration of the events unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir by speaking with Salman Soz, who offers a very different perspective on the actions on the ground.
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 03:39 PM IST
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Two Pakistanis linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba held in Jammu and Kashmir: Army

Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon said “Pakistan is desperate to infiltrate maximum terrorists into the Valley and infiltration attempts are being made every day.”
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)
Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon(ANI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 01:36 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByAsian News International

Maharashtra, Karnataka plan to come up with resorts in J&K

Maharashtra tourism minister and MTDC chairman Jaykumar Rawal said the government has allocated Rs. 2 crore for the project.
The tourism minister said the state is looking for locations which are close to the airport and railway station.(HT FILE)
The tourism minister said the state is looking for locations which are close to the airport and railway station.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

PU polls: Rivals target SFS for its stand on Article 370

Several social media messages being circulated on campus also criticise the outfit for its take on various issues
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Published on Sep 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST
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ByDar Ovais, Chandigarh

Maharashtra government to build MTDC resorts in Jammu and Kashmir, Leh

The state tourism minister and MTDC chairman Jaykumar Rawal said the government has allocated 2 crore for the project. The decision was taken at the board meeting of MTDC on Tuesday.
Horses grazing on a hill in Kashmir. The Maharshtra government has decided to set up resorts near Srinagar and at Leh in Ladakh.(Shutterstock Image)
Horses grazing on a hill in Kashmir. The Maharshtra government has decided to set up resorts near Srinagar and at Leh in Ladakh.(Shutterstock Image)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 02:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Militants trying to drive agenda in Valley: Officials

Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik said in an interview that operations against militants have indeed taken a hit.
The ongoing restrictions on movement and communication in Jammu & Kashmir have also taken a toll on security operations, officials said.(ANI File Photo)
The ongoing restrictions on movement and communication in Jammu & Kashmir have also taken a toll on security operations, officials said.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 05:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHarinder Baweja

Rs 2 lakh insurance for J-K panchayat members: Amit Shah

Importantly, Shah also assured the local body representatives that “nobody’s land would be taken away and government land would be used for the establishment of industries, hospitals and educational institutions,” a ministry spokesperson said.
Panchs and sarpanchs, panchayat members and village heads, in Jammu and Kashmir who face threats from terrorists will get police security and insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each, Union home minister Amit Shah told a delegation of local body leaders from the region who met him in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Panchs and sarpanchs, panchayat members and village heads, in Jammu and Kashmir who face threats from terrorists will get police security and insurance cover of Rs 2 lakh each, Union home minister Amit Shah told a delegation of local body leaders from the region who met him in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 07:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

UK: Kashmir a bilateral issue but respect human rights

MPs from across the House of Commons raised concerns about the situation after New Delhi fundamentally altered the status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Indian Constitution in August.
There is a large community in the UK with origins in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.(ANI file photo)
There is a large community in the UK with origins in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Ladakh-based Buddhist association demands district status for Zanskar

Ladakh Buddhist Association Zanskar (LBAZ) president Psewang Chostar said the people of Zanskar, which is 240 kms from the district headquarters, has been demanding the district status for the past over seven decades.
A Ladakh-based Buddhist association on Tuesday demanded district status for Zanskar, the sub-division which falls in Kargil.(Photo: Isaac Tsetan Gergan)
A Ladakh-based Buddhist association on Tuesday demanded district status for Zanskar, the sub-division which falls in Kargil.(Photo: Isaac Tsetan Gergan)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 08:47 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

Vaishno Devi Shrine tops list of ‘Swachh Iconic Places’

The Shrine has been adjudged on the basis of the overall improvement in sanitation. Several initiatives were taken in the last few years to ensure the cleanliness of the entire Shrine area.
A view of tastefully decorated Bhawan, Atka and surrounding area at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras.(HT Photo)
A view of tastefully decorated Bhawan, Atka and surrounding area at the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji during Navratras.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 07:24 PM IST
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Katra | ByAsian News International

Maharashtra govt plans to build tourist resorts in J&K, Ladakh

Rawal, who holds the tourism portfolio, said a letter will be sent to Jammu and Kashmir Governor through his Maharashtra counterpart and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking land for the purpose, a move which comes ahead of Assembly polls.
Paramilitary personnel patrol at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
Paramilitary personnel patrol at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Tuesday.(Photo: ANI)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 06:36 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

J&K panchayat members meet Amit Shah, assured security and insurance coverage

This assurance was given by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to a delegation of sarpanch (village head) and panch (panchayat member) from Jammu and Kashmir who met him on Tuesday.
A delegation of panchayat officials from Jammu and Kashmir at the Ministry of Home Affairs after a meeting with Union Home minister Amit Shah, at North Block, New Delhi.(Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
A delegation of panchayat officials from Jammu and Kashmir at the Ministry of Home Affairs after a meeting with Union Home minister Amit Shah, at North Block, New Delhi.(Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Amit Shah, JP Nadda meet former J-K guv Jagmohan; discuss issues related to Article 370

Jagmohan (91) is known for his hardline stand on the Kashmir issue. He was also a minister in the first BJP-led NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s working president J P Nadda met former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan on Tuesday.(Photo: AmitShah/ Twitter)
BJP chief Amit Shah and the party’s working president J P Nadda met former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan on Tuesday.(Photo: AmitShah/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 07:36 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

BJP names two more SP rebels for Rajya Sabha, former lawmaker for Hamirpur by-poll

Surendra Singh Nagar and Sanjay Seth named as the BJP’s candidates for Upper House on Monday.
BJP’s Central Election Committee named two SP rebels as the party candidates for the Upper House on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
BJP’s Central Election Committee named two SP rebels as the party candidates for the Upper House on Monday.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 10:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Govt says 90% of Kashmir valley free of day time restrictions of any kind

The government cited uninterrupted goods traffic on the highway, rising attendance in schools and phone connectivity to buttress its claims that restrictions are being eased in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir’s Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal at a press conference in Srinagar.(ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir’s Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal at a press conference in Srinagar.(ANI)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 06:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Army jawan killed in shelling along LoC in Poonch

The soldier, manning a forward post, was killed in the firing from across the border in Shahpur-Kerni area of Poonch sector, an Army official said.
An Army jawan was killed on Sunday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir(EPA)
An Army jawan was killed on Sunday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir(EPA)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India

Took just 72 hrs for PM Modi to end 72 yrs of agony: Ram Madhav on J&K move

He also blamed Article 370 for the lack of prosperity and development in the state by stating, “Today, here in Kerala there might be hundreds of companies which are registered on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) or even in international exchanges like that of New York.
Hailing the abrogation of Article 370, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said it took only 72 hours for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end 72 years of agony in Jammu and Kashmir.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Hailing the abrogation of Article 370, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav said it took only 72 hours for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to end 72 years of agony in Jammu and Kashmir.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 10:20 PM IST
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Kochi (Kerala) | ByAsian News International

More officials to be deployed in Kashmir due to ground situation during Darbar move

At least 5,000 employees of the civil secretariat and 33 government departments form part of the Darbar move but this time fewer will people will be sent to Jammu , an official familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.
More officials will be deployed in the Kashmir Valley to oversee and execute administrative functions as the biannual Darbar move takes place at the end of October.(PTI Photo)
More officials will be deployed in the Kashmir Valley to oversee and execute administrative functions as the biannual Darbar move takes place at the end of October.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Jammu/New Delhi | ByRavi Khajuria/ Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Jammu/ New Delhi

Kashmiri activist stopped at IGI airport, barred from flying abroad

Gowhar Geelani was stopped from travelling to Germany at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Saturday.
The authorities stopped Geelani from flying abroad due to restrictions imposed on his travel.(Twitter/@GowharGeelani)
The authorities stopped Geelani from flying abroad due to restrictions imposed on his travel.(Twitter/@GowharGeelani)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 09:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India, Pakistan in heated exchange over Kashmir at Maldives summit

Pakistani representative referred to the Kashmir issue after which a point of order was raised by India and a strong rebuttal was given by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh.
At the Maldives summit, the Parliament Deputy Speakers of both India and Pakistan got into a heated exchange regarding the scrapping of Article 370 in J-K.(HT FILE)
At the Maldives summit, the Parliament Deputy Speakers of both India and Pakistan got into a heated exchange regarding the scrapping of Article 370 in J-K.(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 10:45 PM IST
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