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Jammu And Kashmir: PDD Employees Call Off Their Strike; Relief To Valley’s Masses Facing Sub Zero Temperatures

Dec 21, 2021 PTI

Jammu and Kashmir: The protesting employees of Power Development Department have called off their strike, after written assurance from the administration to put on hold the proposed merger of the department with PGCI.

Delimitation Commission Proposes Six Additional Seats For Jammu, One For Kashmir Valley | Political Parties 'Shocked'

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

The Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir has proposed six additional assembly seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir while reserving 16 constituencies for SC/ST.


Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation: Political Parties Allege Commission's Recommendations Guided By BJP's Agenda

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation Commission, set up to redraw the assembly seats of the union territory, is learnt to have proposed six additional seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir Valley.

Smiling Buddha, Saint George, Omar Khayyam And The Lonely Artisans Of Kashmir

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Art requires patience. The centuries-old traditional art of Kashmir has little patronage. Even the youngsters are not interested in picking up the family craft. Is Kashmiri traditional art dying a silent death?


Kashmir: Cold Wave Tightens Its Grip As Water Supply Lines Freeze

Kashmir: The region recorded the coldest night of the season so far, with Srinagar recording temperature of minus 6 degree Celsius. The sub-zero temperatures have led to freezing of water supply lines in many parts of Kashmir.

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17 December, 2021

Jammu And Kashmir: Administration Approves Agri Land Use To Non-Agri Purposes

PTI

Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Council under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approved the regulations framed by the board of revenue for conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.


15 December, 2021

Jammu And Kashmir: Statehood At ‘Appropriate Time’; Polls In UT EC’s Prerogative, Says Govt

PTI

Jammu and Kashmir erstwhile state was downgraded and bifurcated into two union territories on 5 August 2019. The erstwhile state’s special status was also abrogated.


15 December, 2021

Kashmir: Security Forces Kill Militant In Pulwama Encounter

PTI

Kashmir: The unidentified militant has been killed by security forces during an overnight encounter in Pulwama’s Rajpora area.


14 December, 2021

Kashmir: Slight Respite From Cold Wave But Temperature Continues Below Freezing Point

PTI

Kashmir has been witnessing sub-zero night temperatures, with the famous ski-resort Gulmarg recording a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius temperature.


13 December, 2021

Srinagar Terror Attack: Two killed, 12 Injured As Militants Open Fire On Cops At Zewan

PTI

Srinagar Terror Attack: The militants have intensified attacks on the security forces in Kashmir recently. The Monday’s attack is one of the major attacks on security forces in Kashmir that has left two policemen dead and 12 others injured.


13 December, 2021

Kashmir: 2 Cops Killed In Srinagar Militant Attack; 12 Injured

Outlook Web Desk

Kashmir: The militants have intensified attacks on security forces, while Monday’s attack is one of the biggest attack on the security forces in recent months.


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13 December, 2021

Kashmir: BJP Worker's PSO Absconds With 2 Rifles In Kupwara Along LoC

PTI

Kashmir: BJP worker’s PSO (personal security officer) went missing on Monday along with two rifles from Old MLA hostel in Kupwara along LoC.


11 December, 2021

Kashmir: Omar Abdullah Says PAGD Intact, On Job

PTI

Kashmir: National Conference vice president and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s assertion came amidst speculations that there are rifts within the constituents of PAGD—an amalgam of six political parties seeking restoration of J&K’s special status.


02 December, 2021

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Seema Guha

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the OHCHR of the security challenges faced by India from cross-border terrorism’.


01 December, 2021

Kashmir: Army Terms Killing Of Local Jaish Militant ‘Major Breakthrough’

Outlook Web Desk

The Army said killing of Yasir Parray, a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, who was an IED expert is a ‘major breakthrough’. Parray was killed along with another foreign militant at his native Qasbyar village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.


27 November, 2021

Jamela Banoo's Struggle For 25 Years To Get Justice For Dead Husband

Naseer Ganai

After 25 years, the district court of Srinagar has ordered the disposal of the closure report into the killing of a shopkeeper Mohd Ramzan Bhat and has directed the police to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe the case


26 November, 2021

‘Clock Can Be Reversed In J&K After Farm Laws Repeal’

Naseer Ganai

Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.


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26 November, 2021

Why Experts Consider J&K’s Low Fertility Rate A Success Story

Naseer Ganai

The decline in fertility rate has an adverse impact on the economic and social aspects of J&K, however experts and doctors see it as a success story.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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