People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration: Done, Dead, and Dusted

People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration - Done, Dead, and Dusted

Ishfaq-ul-Hassan Last week, National Conference (NC) sent feelers to end the boycott of the Centre’s delimitation commission. It marked a significant shift in the NC’s policy post-August 5, 2019 when the Centre abrogated Article 370 and downgraded Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. Under Reorganization Act, 2019, the Union Territory of J&K will have an Assembly while Ladakh will not. Under the Act, the number of seats in the J&K Assembly would be increased from 107 to 114 after delimitation. According to the Delimitation Commission Act, 2002, the Delimitation…

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Rollback 2019 decision on Kashmir for better Pakistan-India ties: Imran Khan

Rollback 2019 decision on Kashmir for better Pakistan-India ties - Imran Khan

Relations between Pakistan and India cannot be normalised till New Delhi rolls back its decision of August 2019 to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday. Addressing a joint press interaction with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Islamabad, Khan said the full potential of the region can be achieved only if the situation in Afghanistan stabilises and there are better ties between Pakistan and India. Following back-channel contacts facilitated by countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, the…

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With 24 deaths & 1718 fresh cases, the COVID graph continues to show a downward trend in J&K

With 24 deaths & 1718 fresh cases, the COVID graph continues to drop in J&K

The Covid-19 attributed deaths and positive cases are continuing to show a downward trend for the last one week, with Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday reporting 24 fatalities and 1718 new cases. Two fresh cases of Mucormycosis (black fungus) were also confirmed. As per the details shared by the health department, 2 new confirmed cases of mucormycosis have been reported today, bringing the cumulative number of confirmed cases to 12 in J&K. The positivity rate is also showing a dip, on Wednesday out of 45753 tests conducted, 1718 positive cases…

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BJP Councillor Rakesh Pandita shot dead, Woman Injured In Tral

Suspected militants on Wednesday shot dead a BJP leader and Municipal Councillor while a woman was injured in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources said, They said that gunmen fired upon the BJP councilor Rakesh Pandita son of Somnath Bala from Tral Bala-C in the area, leaving him dead on the spot.“Late in the evening, 3 unidentified (militants) fired upon Municipal Councillor, town Tral Rakesh Pandita of Tral Bala who was visiting his friend at Tral Payeen. Pandita succumbed to injuries whereas daughter of his friend is…

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