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Davinder Singh was arrested last week while on his way to Jammu along with a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant.(PTI)

Focus on Srinagar airport records in probe against Davinder Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 01:28 AM IST
Davinder Singh was arrested last week while on his way to Jammu along with a wanted Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Naveed Babu, and his two accomplices.
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)
Some restrictions have been lifted — landline and mobile connectivity is back, messaging services have been partially restored, a set of leaders have been released under conditions. But as this newspaper has argued in the past, this is not sufficient(PTI)

Release leaders and restore rights in Kashmir

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 08:16 PM IST
It will reflect democratic values, aid the fight against terror, and allay criticism
At mid-night Tuesday, broadband at major hospitals and short messaging service (SMS) on all post-paid mobile phones were restored in Kashmir valley, although residents said the restoration has been patchy.(PTI Photo)
At mid-night Tuesday, broadband at major hospitals and short messaging service (SMS) on all post-paid mobile phones were restored in Kashmir valley, although residents said the restoration has been patchy.(PTI Photo)

SMS services patchy after restoration: Valley residents

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 03:27 AM IST
SMS, broadband, and mobile internet services were among those suspended on August 5 after parliament passed laws and resolutions bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into union territories, and scrapped constitutional provisions giving the state special status.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan, New Delhi, 2019(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally at Ramlia Maidan, New Delhi, 2019(ANI)

2019 paradox: India has a strong govt, but also new challenges | HT editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 07:50 AM IST
It is how the government uses its popularity and mandate to address economic anxieties, maintain social harmony and keep peace and restore democracy in Kashmir which will be key in 2020.
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Sign affidavit declaring non-involvement in violence, PU to Kashmiri students

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:24 AM IST
After the abrogation of Article 370, many Kashmiri students left their universities and colleges to go back home and many of them faced financial issues.
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‘Kashmir economy suffered losses of 15,000 crore since August 5’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 10:50 PM IST
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has claimed, saying that this is just a “conservative estimate”
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)

Violence down, infiltration attempts up in Valley after 370 move, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Reddy said security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terror outfits that are supported and sponsored from across the border to engage in terror attacks and breach of security in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir is not “completely normal”, contrary to what home minister Amit Shah said in Parliament on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Kashmir is not “completely normal”, contrary to what home minister Amit Shah said in Parliament on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Normalcy in the Valley still some distance away | Opinion

Hindustan Times | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Since the decision to remove its special status and bifurcate the region into two Union territories on August 5, a lot of the fears of what might happen did not play out on the ground.
Normalcy is finally returning to Kashmir.(ANI Photo)
Normalcy is finally returning to Kashmir.(ANI Photo)

Shops open all day, public transport back on Valley roads

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 02:30 AM IST
Most of the markets in Srinagar are open from morning to evening, a sharp contrast to the state of affairs even last week, when shopkeepers would open for business for only a couple of hours in the morning.

As life slows down in Valley, Kashmiris bank on traditional wear to earn a living

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 12:52 AM IST
The fact that 25 handloom stalls, many of them run by Kashmiris, have been set up at the National Craft Mela at Manimajra’s Kalagram this year against 12 last year, is testimony to the fact
Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families living in the valley will need domicile certificate to avail concession. (Representational image)(HT file)
Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families living in the valley will need domicile certificate to avail concession. (Representational image)(HT file)

Extension of admission concessions for Kashmiri Migrants to Valley’s KPs within existing quota, says HRD

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 02:45 PM IST
The ministry had last month decided that the concessions available for Kashmiri migrants will also be available to non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families, for admission into higher educational institutions in other parts of the country from the 2020-21 academic session.
Their visit was sponsored by an NGO of uncertain origin and still more uncertain funding, but which nonetheless enjoys considerable influence in the corridors of power in New Delhi(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Their visit was sponsored by an NGO of uncertain origin and still more uncertain funding, but which nonetheless enjoys considerable influence in the corridors of power in New Delhi(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

How the government internationalised Kashmir

PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 08:09 PM IST
Far from converting it into a domestic issue, the government’s actions have internationalised Kashmir. Even an obscure European politician feels emboldened to offer himself as a mediator
A Kashmir girl rides her bike past security personnel, Srinagar, October 30, 2019(REUTERS)
A Kashmir girl rides her bike past security personnel, Srinagar, October 30, 2019(REUTERS)

Delhi must deliver on promises. J&K must accept new realities

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 06:41 PM IST
For its own sake, for the sake of the Kashmiris, and for the sake of peace in South Asia, Pakistan should reconcile itself to the new realities in the Valley.
The fact that India’s own Opposition leaders have not been allowed in to the Valley dampened the visit even more(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The fact that India’s own Opposition leaders have not been allowed in to the Valley dampened the visit even more(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

The limits of the Kashmir outreach | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 08:38 PM IST
India has to get both the message and messenger right
PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)
PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)

EU group in Kashmir Valley today to assess situation on ground

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 08:33 AM IST
This will be the first visit by any international delegation to the Valley after August 5, when Indian Parliament passed resolutions and laws to split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories, and scrap special status to the state and special privileges to its residents.
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Kashmir lockdown: Prepaid mobile services remain barred for 85th day

By Agencies, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Measures by the government like opening of schools and colleges and withdrawal of the travel advisory issued before the removal of Article 370 to woo tourists back to Kashmir have not had the desired effect
Ram Madhav on Saturday said security forces are fully geared to foil Pakistan’s design to create trouble in Kashmir (ANI Photo)
Ram Madhav on Saturday said security forces are fully geared to foil Pakistan’s design to create trouble in Kashmir (ANI Photo)

‘Security forces ready to foil Pak designs to create unrest in Valley’: Ram Madhav

Jammu, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2019 03:46 AM IST
In the last 11 days, terrorists in south Kashmir have killed five non-Kashmiris, including an apple trader and three truck drivers who were transporting apples. They also burnt several trucks.
Schools have remained closed in Kashmir since August 5, after the abrogation of Article 370 but the education department is going to conduct board examinations as per schedule.(PTI photo)
Schools have remained closed in Kashmir since August 5, after the abrogation of Article 370 but the education department is going to conduct board examinations as per schedule.(PTI photo)

Kashmir students say they are not ready for exams, want cut in syllabus

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Parents and students in Kashmir are wary that if the examinations are conducted on schedule without any reduction in the syllabus, the students may not secure good marks, but if the annual examinations are not conducted, a precious year would be lost.
A tourist talking on her mobile phone as the Postpaid mobile services have been restored by Government, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
A tourist talking on her mobile phone as the Postpaid mobile services have been restored by Government, at the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Monday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Kashmir: Centre must restore rights. But terror can’t be ignored

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:28 PM IST
There is a real policy dilemma the Centre is now grappling with. It needs to ease living conditions and restore rights — but it must also ensure security and crackdown, ruthlessly, on terrorists threatening lives of Kashmiris. It will have to strike this balance.
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Sikhs to have minority status in Jammu and Kashmir: Advisor to J&K guv

Hindstan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:31 PM IST
It argued that restrictions were necessary to prevent violence, for ease of communication and mobility would give terrorists an advantage. This, to be fair, has proved effective, for compared to earlier protests, killings have been at a minimal. But this has come at a cost which must be recognised(AP)
It argued that restrictions were necessary to prevent violence, for ease of communication and mobility would give terrorists an advantage. This, to be fair, has proved effective, for compared to earlier protests, killings have been at a minimal. But this has come at a cost which must be recognised(AP)

Free Kashmir’s democrats | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 08:35 PM IST
It will help both domestic policy and international image
I would conclude that PM Modi has persuaded the world the change in Kashmir’s status is a domestic issue and not a matter of international concern. Imran Khan’s publicly expressed despair and disappointment over the response he got at the UN clinches this point(PTI)
I would conclude that PM Modi has persuaded the world the change in Kashmir’s status is a domestic issue and not a matter of international concern. Imran Khan’s publicly expressed despair and disappointment over the response he got at the UN clinches this point(PTI)

How the world sees India’s Kashmir policy, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 07:31 PM IST
I find it hard to deny that Kashmir has been internationalised. A lot depends on what happens when the clampdown in the Valley is lifted
The strategy to call on hinterland Indian Muslims to join the jihad in support of their brethren in the Valley is an old one, and has been rejected time and again. (Photo @pid_gov)
The strategy to call on hinterland Indian Muslims to join the jihad in support of their brethren in the Valley is an old one, and has been rejected time and again. (Photo @pid_gov)

Imran ‘bloodbath’ speech at UN appears to echo JeM, LeT words

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:00 PM IST
PM Khan’s speech predicting a “bloodbath” in the Valley, did not appear much different from the words used by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Mufti Rauf Asghar or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Talha Saeed routinely from Shaheed Chowk in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Restrictions continued in Srinagar and parts of Kashmir for a second consecutive day on Saturday.(PTI)
Restrictions continued in Srinagar and parts of Kashmir for a second consecutive day on Saturday.(PTI)

Curbs reimposed in parts of Kashmir as protests break out after Imran Khan’s speech

Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 09:05 AM IST
In the morning, police started announcing in parts of the city that restrictions had been re-imposed, asking people not to violate section 144 which has been in place since the special status of J&K was revoked by the Centre on August 5.
NSA Ajit Doval on Thursday cautioned the security establishment against large-scale infiltration attempts in Kashmir(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
NSA Ajit Doval on Thursday cautioned the security establishment against large-scale infiltration attempts in Kashmir(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

In J&K, NSA Ajit Doval cautions forces against infiltration

Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Doval was in Kashmir and chaired two high-level meetings with officials in Srinagar as part of his two-day visit to the Valley that concluded a day ahead of the much-anticipated speeches by the prime ministers of both India and Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
What occupies the media is the violent(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
What occupies the media is the violent(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Kashmir: Win over the awaam, while using an iron fist against extremists | Opinion

By J S Sandhu
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 09:31 PM IST
Revamp education, reverse the anti-India sentiment, and nurture national belongingness. It will take a generation
A total of 285 prisoners were moved from Kashmir to jails in Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Naini (Allahabad), Bareilly and Ambedkar Nagar after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 6.(HT FILE)
A total of 285 prisoners were moved from Kashmir to jails in Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi, Naini (Allahabad), Bareilly and Ambedkar Nagar after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 6.(HT FILE)

Kashmiri inmates lodged in Uttar Pradesh jails seek transfer to valley

Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 09:50 AM IST
Kashmiri prisoners complained of abdominal pain and were made to undergo ultrasound tests before receiving treatment from the doctors.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, arrived in Srinagar on Friday.(Photo: PTI)
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, arrived in Srinagar on Friday.(Photo: PTI)

Ghulam Nabi Azad reaches J&K, likely to stay in Valley for 3 days

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 06:40 AM IST
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed Azad to visit Srinagar, Baramulla, Anantnag and Jammu districts on the condition that “he will not make any speeches or hold any public rally as per his own submissions”.
Representative(Getty Images)
Representative(Getty Images)

Amid Kashmir shutdown, schools get lessons, assignments home delivered

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Most schools in the Valley have been issuing advertisements in local newspapers asking parents to collect assignments for their children while others are providing study materials so that students don’t feel the lack of educational resources in absence of internet.
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