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Winter Session of Parliament: PDP MPs protest in Parliament premises against scrapping of J&K’s special status; placard terms ‘UT not acceptable’
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Winter Session of Parliament: PDP MPs protest in Parliament premises against scrapping of J&K’s special status; placard terms ‘UT not acceptable’

Two MPs urged the government to 'respect' special status of the region, 'Bring back normalcy in Kashmir. UT status not acceptable', one of the placards read while another said, 'detentions are no solution'

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti shifted to govt accommodation in Srinagar; move necessitated in view of approaching harsh winter season
India

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti shifted to govt accommodation in Srinagar; move necessitated in view of approaching harsh winter season

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was on Friday shifted to a government accommodation in the city from a tourist hut located at the foothills of Zaberwan range, officials said

MHA says situation in Jammu and Kashmir returning to normal, will release detained politicians; no time-frame specified
India

MHA says situation in Jammu and Kashmir returning to normal, will release detained politicians; no time-frame specified

Top Union Home ministry officials on Friday conveyed to a parliamentary panel that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting normal and detained political leaders, including former chief ministers, will be released but gave no time frame for it, sources said.

'Authorities responsible if anything happens': J&K politicos write to cops, claim lives under threat after security withdrawn, downgraded
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'Authorities responsible if anything happens': J&K politicos write to cops, claim lives under threat after security withdrawn, downgraded

Former chief minister Farooq Abdullah's brother, nephew and elder sister are among several Kashmiri leaders who have claimed their lives are under threat after their security has been withdrawn by the authorities.

Three months after abrogation of Article 370, NC asks Jammu and Kashmir administration to release all political detainees
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Three months after abrogation of Article 370, NC asks Jammu and Kashmir administration to release all political detainees

The National Conference (NC) on Tuesday urged the government to release all political leaders being detained in Jammu and Kashmir, allow political activities, and normalise the situation in the Union Territory.

'Centre responsible if anything happens': Mehbooba Mufti's daughter asks for mum to be shifted to place equipped for winter
India

'Centre responsible if anything happens': Mehbooba Mufti's daughter asks for mum to be shifted to place equipped for winter

Centre will be responsible if anything happens to Mufti, president of PDP, Iltija Mufti has written in a letter to the Srinagar deputy commissioner

J&K after Article 370: PDP expels MP for attending LG's swearing-in, Congress issues show cause notice to 3 leaders for meeting EU delegates   
India

J&K after Article 370: PDP expels MP for attending LG's swearing-in, Congress issues show cause notice to 3 leaders for meeting EU delegates   

Political parties in Kashmir are divided over the “pro-government” stance of several of its leaders in the aftermath of the Central government’s decision to split the erstwhile state into the union territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh.

President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir revoked following bifurcation of state into two Union Territories
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President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir revoked following bifurcation of state into two Union Territories

The President's rule imposed in undivided Jammu and Kashmir was on Thursday revoked following bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.

'Biggest diplomatic blunder' say critics of Centre's invitation to EU MPs; India's stand that Kashmir is internal matter could be compromised
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'Biggest diplomatic blunder' say critics of Centre's invitation to EU MPs; India's stand that Kashmir is internal matter could be compromised

Two major debates have emerged from the Centre's decision to invite a delegation of European Union parliamentarians to Jammu and Kashmir, with the purpose of having them assess the situation on-ground after the abrogation of Article 370, which provided the restive region with a certain degree of autonomy.

Five migrant labourers killed in J&K on same day as EU lawmakers' visit: Two images that reflect contrasting situations in Valley
India

Five migrant labourers killed in J&K on same day as EU lawmakers' visit: Two images that reflect contrasting situations in Valley

Five migrant labourers were killed and one was injured by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday, in the sixth such attack on people not belonging to the Valley. On the same day, 23 European Union Members of Parliament visited the state to take stock of the situation

'What will we tell their families?': Shocked colleagues of migrant workers killed by terrorists in Kashmir's Kulgam grapple with loss
India

'What will we tell their families?': Shocked colleagues of migrant workers killed by terrorists in Kashmir's Kulgam grapple with loss

With trembling lips and teary eyes, Abubakar Sheikh, a colleague of the five West Bengal labourers who were killed by terrorists in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, says, "We always felt safe here. What happened this time?"

PDP says Jammu and Kashmir administration has denied permission to meet detained party chief Mehbooba Mufti on 30 October
India

PDP says Jammu and Kashmir administration has denied permission to meet detained party chief Mehbooba Mufti on 30 October

The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Tuesday that the administration had denied permission to its delegation to meet party president Mehbooba Mufti, currently under detention in Srinagar.

EU MPs visit Kashmir: Lawmakers briefed on Pakistan's role in 'fuelling terrorism'; Opposition launches scathing criticism against Centre
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EU MPs visit Kashmir: Lawmakers briefed on Pakistan's role in 'fuelling terrorism'; Opposition launches scathing criticism against Centre

A delegation of 23 EU MPs arrived in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Tuesday for a “first-hand” assessment of the situation in the state, in the backdrop of a complete shutdown and clashes between people and security forces in several parts of the city and the Kashmir Valley.

J&K administration releases Valley's mid and low-level politicians, eases restriction on public movement
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J&K administration releases Valley's mid and low-level politicians, eases restriction on public movement

Authorities eased restrictions on some lower and middle-rung political leaders of mainstream parties, releasing some on health grounds and freeing several others upon making a pledge that they won't take to the streets to protest the revocation of the state's special status.

Jammu and Kashmir votes in block council polls 2019 today: With majority local politicians under house arrest, BJP to contest on 280 seats by itself
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Jammu and Kashmir votes in block council polls 2019 today: With majority local politicians under house arrest, BJP to contest on 280 seats by itself

The BJP has fielded candidates on 122 constituencies in Kashmir, said its spokesperson Brigadier (retired) Anil Gupta, adding that the party is also supporting 29 Independents for elections to the office of the chairpersons of BDCs. He said that the party is contesting on a total of 280 seats out of 316 seats on its own in the state.

SMS blocked in Kashmir as 'precautionary measure' hours after postpaid services restored in Valley, say officials
India

SMS blocked in Kashmir as 'precautionary measure' hours after postpaid services restored in Valley, say officials

SMS services were withdrawn as a 'precautionary measure' hours after the government restored post-paid mobile connections in Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday

Restoration of postpaid mobile services in Kashmir draws mixed response; no news yet for prepaid customers
India

Restoration of postpaid mobile services in Kashmir draws mixed response; no news yet for prepaid customers

The authorities on Monday restored postpaid mobile services in Kashmir after a gap of over 70 days — a move that drew a mixed response with many hailing the move, while several others said it was unlikely to improve the situation in the Valley

BJP uses security forces and hijacks their sacrifices to get votes, claims PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti
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BJP uses security forces and hijacks their sacrifices to get votes, claims PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

The statement from the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister came at the time when the Block Development Council elections are just around the corner in the region.

Jammu and Kashmir administration to release three politicians today; PDP, NC, Congress leaders in detention since 5 August
India

Jammu and Kashmir administration to release three politicians today; PDP, NC, Congress leaders in detention since 5 August

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will release three politicians detained since 5 August after the Centre abrogated special status granted to the state under the Constitution

Daily Bulletin: Jammu and Kashmir opens up to tourists after 2-month-long restrictions; Karnataka Assembly session begins today; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: Jammu and Kashmir opens up to tourists after 2-month-long restrictions; Karnataka Assembly session begins today; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Karnataka Assembly session to commence from today; opposition likely to corner BJP over flood relief; Rahul Gandhi to appear in Surat Court in defamation case today; and more