If GoI can talk to China, why is it ‘Difficult’ to hold dialogue with Kashmiri’s: Waheed-ur-Rehman Para

Peoples Democratic Party leader Waheed-ur-Rehman Para on Wednesday asked the government why is it “difficult” for it to engage in dialogue with the people of Kashmir when it can hold talks with China. He was speaking to reporters after the first meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party following the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5 last year. Authorities allowed several leaders to leave their residences after remaining in detention for over a year. Besides Para, PDP leaders Abdul Rehman Veeri,…

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223 People under detention in J&K, No one under house arrest: Govt

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that after the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year various measures were taken to maintain public order which included preventive detention of certain persons. The government on Tuesday said 223 people are currently under detention in Jammu and Kashmir and no one is under house arrest. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that after the abrogation of Article…

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J&K reported 1229 new covid cases and 17 deaths

Jammu and Kashmir reported 1,229 new positive cases of Covid, 837 from the Jammu division and 392 from the Kashmir province, during the past 24 hours, thus taking the total number of cases in the UT to 55,325. Seventeen deaths, nine from the Jammu province and eight from the Kashmir division, were also reported during the same period. Moreover, 644 more patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 231 from the Jammu division and 413 from the Kashmir valley. According to an official bulletin issued on Monday evening, out…

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Stay away from politics or face dire consequences: Hizb to Mainstream leadership

The Hizbul Mujahideen has allegedly threatened leaders in the Jammu region, including Union minister Jitendra Singh, to “get ready to face dire consequences” if they did not stay away from political activities, according to police. The threat has been issued through a letter written in Urdu on the proscribed terror group’s letterhead, officials said. Police said the letter was addressed to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s Congress vice-president and former minister, Raman Bhalla. “It was delivered at the Congress office in Shahidi Chowk via post on Saturday afternoon,” said Anayat Ali,…

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Farooq Abdullah to attend Parliament for first time post Article 370 abrogation

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah will attend the monsoon session of Parliament starting Monday, more than a year after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, 2019, and local leaders were put into pre-emptive detention. “Yes, I am going to attend Parliament. Though they have kept no provisions to ask questions but we will have to sit four hours daily,” Abdullah told HT. “Nevertheless, I will raise our issues there,” he added. Abdullah is likely to command considerable attention this session in…

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14 Deaths; Coronavirus cases cross 54000 in J&K

With 1,686 new cases, 875 from the Jammu province and 811 from Kashmir Valley, during the past 24 hours, the Covid count in Jammu and Kashmir reached 54,096. On the third successive day, J&K reported more than 1,500 positive cases as aggressive testing had been started across the UT. Meanwhile, J&K reported 14 deaths, eight from Jammu and six from the Kashmir division, during the same period, taking the death toll to 878. A total of 452 more patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals, 146 from the Jammu…

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J&K records highest single-day spike of 1355 cases, with 14 more fatalities death toll reaches 815

The Covid count in J&K reached 45,925 with the highest single-day spike of 1,355 cases – 785 from Jammu division and 570 from Kashmir valley – on Tuesday. The UT also registered 14 deaths (eight from Jammu and six from Kashmir division) – the highest in a single day, taking the total count of fatalities to 815. Meanwhile, 491 patients – 74 from Jammu division and 417 from Kashmir – were discharged from various care centres across J&K in the last 24 hours after being treated for the contagion. According…

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BJP, RSS will sink in game of communal politics: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today said the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) would “sink” in the “game” of “communal politics” played by its leaders. “If anybody is playing communal politics today….the BJP is playing, RSS is playing. We have never played this game. They are playing and they will sink in this game,” Farooq told reporters on the sidelines of a function held here to pay tributes to JKNC founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 38th death anniversary. He said this when asked for comments over BJP…

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Corona-virus count crosses 38000 mark in J&K, 14 new deaths take toll to 717

With 525 new cases — 241 from the Jammu division and 284 from the Kashmir province, being reported during the last 24 hours, the Covid count in J&K has reached 38,223. Fourteen deaths, four from Jammu and 10 from the Valley, were reported during the same period, taking the virus toll to 717 in the UT. Meanwhile, 469 patients recovered and were discharged from various hospitals — 111 in Jammu and 358 in the Valley. With 459 patients recuperating on Tuesday, recoveries in J&K reached 29,484. According to the official…

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535 Fresh corona-virus cases reported from across J&K, 10 more fall victim to pandemic

With Kashmir division witnessing a dip in Covid19 cases and Jammu seeing a spike, 535 total positives were reported in J&K on Monday. In the past 24 hours, 10 more people lost lives after they had tested positive for the viral respiratory infection. As the cases in J&K accumulated to 37698, the death toll reached 720. A 25 year old man from Machil Kupwara was admitted at Badami Bagh Cantonment Hospital with an injury, an official said. He said the patient was tested for COVID19 and was found positive, although…

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