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IPS officer's brother among three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian
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IPS officer's brother among three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Jammu and Kashmir president of Congress GA Mir said the "assault on photojournalists in Shopian is unacceptable and deplorable and amounts to curbing the freedom of press".

Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Kashmiris mourn a leader who tried to restore their lost dignity
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Kashmiris mourn a leader who tried to restore their lost dignity

Vajpayee broke the ice in Kashmir by addressing a rally in Kashmir — for decades no prime minister had done that — when he on 18 April, 2003 addressed a huge gathering in Srinagar’s SK Stadium.

Mehbooba Mufti's warning to BJP of 'dangerous' consequences only heightens rebel PDP MLAs' defiance
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Mehbooba Mufti's warning to BJP of 'dangerous' consequences only heightens rebel PDP MLAs' defiance

The resentment against Mehbooba Mufti was even when she was the chief minister with her Pattan MLA Imran Ansari complaining of getting a raw deal in her cabinet.

BJP-PDP alliance ends in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti's fortunes come full circle as party struggles for political relevance
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BJP-PDP alliance ends in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti's fortunes come full circle as party struggles for political relevance

Post-split buzzword has it that PDP has been rendered politically orphaned now. Many known faces of the party have talked about the "tough times" ahead.

Jammu and Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP; Mehbooba Mufti resigns
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Jammu and Kashmir govt collapses after BJP pulls out of alliance with PDP; Mehbooba Mufti resigns

The three-year-old Jammu and Kashmir government collapsed on Tuesday with the BJP pulling out of its alliance with the PDP.

Kathua rape case: Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar accuses protesting students of 'hurting image' of state
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Kathua rape case: Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar accuses protesting students of 'hurting image' of state

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said those pelting stones in the name of the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case were only hurting the image and interests of the state

China ups strategic game in Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal: Is India alert enough to the clear, grave and present danger?
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China ups strategic game in Pakistan, Maldives, Nepal: Is India alert enough to the clear, grave and present danger?

Xi Jinping's China relies on a combination of gunboat and chequebook diplomacy for regional hegemony, and where it cannot employ this coercive playbook, Beijing tries to either bribe its way in or intensify discord where unrest will serve its long-term purpose.

Jammu and Kashmir: Grenade hurled at PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah's house; no injuries reported
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Jammu and Kashmir: Grenade hurled at PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah's house; no injuries reported

Terrorists hurled a grenade at the house of PDP MLA Mushtaq Ahmad on Friday in Tral district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tral grenade attack : J&K minister Naeem Akhtar condemns killing, says attackers are not friends of Islam
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Tral grenade attack : J&K minister Naeem Akhtar condemns killing, says attackers are not friends of Islam

After his narrow escape in the militant attack in Tral, Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar said those behind the strike were friends of neither Kashmir nor Islam.

Tral attack: Amid political will to rekindle touch with citizens, Kashmir security apparatus gears up for more terror strikes
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Tral attack: Amid political will to rekindle touch with citizens, Kashmir security apparatus gears up for more terror strikes

A year since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter, the Jammu and Kashmir state government has embarked on an ambitious plan to connect with the people

Tral attack may augur escalation in violence in Kashmir, as militancy continues to rise after Burhan Wani's killing
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Tral attack may augur escalation in violence in Kashmir, as militancy continues to rise after Burhan Wani's killing

The attack on the motorcade of Jammu and Kashmir’s Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar on Thursday is one more indication that a horrifically lethal militancy lies ahead.

Jammu & Kashmir minister asks 'social media leader' Omar Abdullah to counter negative publicity against state
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Jammu & Kashmir minister asks 'social media leader' Omar Abdullah to counter negative publicity against state

A Jammu and Kashmir minister has appealed to former chief minister Omar Abdullah to leverage his fan following on social media to counter "negative publicity by a section of national electronic media" against Kashmir.

J&K by-polls: PDP faces internal turmoil as Shia MLA protests against key Mehbooba Mufti aide
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J&K by-polls: PDP faces internal turmoil as Shia MLA protests against key Mehbooba Mufti aide

The split within the PDP came to the fore on Friday with party’s important Shia leader protesting against Mehbooba Mufti's aide chairing party leaders' meet.

Kashmir: Literacy without learning a 'ticking time-bomb', says education min Naeem Akhtar
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Kashmir: Literacy without learning a 'ticking time-bomb', says education min Naeem Akhtar

But Jammu and Kashmir’s education minister Naeem Akhtar was in a feisty mood on Friday evening.

Kashmir: One lakh students to take secondary school exams despite burning of schools
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Kashmir: One lakh students to take secondary school exams despite burning of schools

Over one lakh students are scheduled to take secondary school exams beginning in Kashmir on Monday following adequate security arrangements in the valley.

Kashmir unrest: Burning schools shut down valley; security men tied down amid increasing infiltration
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Kashmir unrest: Burning schools shut down valley; security men tied down amid increasing infiltration

The burning of schools in Kashmir indicates that a very smart strategist is coordinating the unfolding challenge to the Indian state. The objective is multi-layered.

Kashmir unrest: Curfew on Eid-ul Adha was unfortunate but necessary, says minister
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Kashmir unrest: Curfew on Eid-ul Adha was unfortunate but necessary, says minister

Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said the imposition of curfew on Eid-ul Adha on Tuesday was a "very unfortunate" decision which it was "compelled" to take to save the lives since the separatists had given a call for a march to the United Nations office.

Kashmir unrest: Minister says children are the worst sufferers as curfew enters 44th day
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Kashmir unrest: Minister says children are the worst sufferers as curfew enters 44th day

Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 44th consecutive day

Petrol bomb hurled at Jammu and Kashmir minister's house, no one hurt
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Petrol bomb hurled at Jammu and Kashmir minister's house, no one hurt

A petrol bomb was hurled at the house of Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar in Parraypora area of the city on Monday night.

Kashmir unrest: Separatist leaders Geelani and Farooq defy curfew, taken into custody
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Kashmir unrest: Separatist leaders Geelani and Farooq defy curfew, taken into custody

Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were taken into preventive custody on Monday after defying prohibitory orders as authorities enforced a strict curfew in the restive Kashmir Valley to foil a protest march to Anantnag