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NC suffers major jolt in Jammu as prominent leaders Devender Rana, Surjit Singh Slathia resign
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NC suffers major jolt in Jammu as prominent leaders Devender Rana, Surjit Singh Slathia resign

"Dr Farooq Abdullah has received & accepted the resignations of Mr Salathia & Mr Rana. No further action or comment is deemed necessary," a National Conference spokesman tweeted

In Kashmir, wave of fear spreads among minority community after militant attacks
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In Kashmir, wave of fear spreads among minority community after militant attacks

An estimated 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Valley after the rise of armed militancy and are living in different parts of India with a majority of them settled in the Hindu majority Jammu region

Jammu and Kashmir govt lifts ban on Muharram procession after 3 decades, Shia Muslims split over decision
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Jammu and Kashmir govt lifts ban on Muharram procession after 3 decades, Shia Muslims split over decision

Kashmiri Shia politician Ruhullah Mehdi said if the Friday prayers and other major religious functions continue to be banned in wake of COVID-19 pandemic and 'this particular procession suddenly encouraged in isolation, I see nefarious designs behind it'

Narendra Modi to chair all-party meet on Jammu and Kashmir on 24 June; 'better late than never', say parties
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Narendra Modi to chair all-party meet on Jammu and Kashmir on 24 June; 'better late than never', say parties

The meeting, which is the first such exercise since abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, is likely to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest; 'movement of protected persons discouraged', says police
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Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest; 'movement of protected persons discouraged', says police

Mehbooba Mufti had on Saturday too claimed that she was placed under house arrest ahead of her visit to the family of Athar Mushtaq — one of the three alleged militants killed in an encounter in Parimpora locality in December last year

J&K DDC poll results: BJP's three wins show it has slowly starting making inroads in Valley
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J&K DDC poll results: BJP's three wins show it has slowly starting making inroads in Valley

With the BJP getting its first electoral victories in the Valley, there appears to be a slow but tangible shift in the political winds in the Union Territory

ED attaches NC chief Farooq Abdullah's residential, commercial properties worth Rs 12 cr
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ED attaches NC chief Farooq Abdullah's residential, commercial properties worth Rs 12 cr

The move drew a strong reaction from his party, which said these properties were "largely ancestral" and he would challenge the action in a court of law

Voting in fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir DDC election commences; 138 candidates in the fray
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Voting in fourth phase of Jammu and Kashmir DDC election commences; 138 candidates in the fray

There are 1,910 polling stations set up across the Union Territory for this phase, of which 1,152 have been categorised as hypersensitive and 349 as sensitive

J&K DDC polls: BJP accuses Gupkar Alliance of deceiving people; NC hits back, asks saffron party to focus on development
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J&K DDC polls: BJP accuses Gupkar Alliance of deceiving people; NC hits back, asks saffron party to focus on development

The National Conference said since the BJP leaders cannot talk about what they have done in the last six years, they are harping on issues which do not pertain to the development of panchayats

Jammu and Kashmir BJP expels 10 members, including 8 for contesting against official candidates in DDC polls
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Jammu and Kashmir BJP expels 10 members, including 8 for contesting against official candidates in DDC polls

A BJP leader said the members' decision to contest against official candidates on tickets from other parties or as Independents amounts to ‘indiscipline that creates unrest in party cadre’

Mehbooba Mufti claims to be put under house arrest after J&K authorities disallow presser; police denies charge
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Mehbooba Mufti claims to be put under house arrest after J&K authorities disallow presser; police denies charge

Mufti had announced that she will hold a press conference after claiming she was not allowed to visit the Pulwama residence of PDP leader Waheed Parra who was arrested by the NIA earlier this week

Jammu and Kashmir DDC polls: BJP promises 70,000 jobs for locals, zero tolerance for terrorism in manifesto
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Jammu and Kashmir DDC polls: BJP promises 70,000 jobs for locals, zero tolerance for terrorism in manifesto

The party said that if voted to power, it will reserve 100 percent government jobs for locals, apart from introducing a policy for full-scale development of the industrial environment

J&K releases another list of Roshni Act beneficiaries; 2,195 'encroachers' from Jammu, 335 from Kashmir
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J&K releases another list of Roshni Act beneficiaries; 2,195 'encroachers' from Jammu, 335 from Kashmir

The names were made public by the J&K administration in accordance with a 9 October directive of the J&K High Court which declared the Roshni Act 'illegal, unconstitutional and unsustainable' and ordered a CBI probe

Abdullahs' Jammu home built on encroached land, NC HQ legalised under Roshni Act: JK administration list
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Abdullahs' Jammu home built on encroached land, NC HQ legalised under Roshni Act: JK administration list

Reacting to the list, Omar Abdullah said "Dr Farooq Abdullah has not availed of the Roshni scheme for either his residence in Srinagar or in Jammu and anyone who says otherwise is lying."

Trapped between past and present, Kashmir's politics is headed towards a dangerous deadlock
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Trapped between past and present, Kashmir's politics is headed towards a dangerous deadlock

For the best part of the century, Kashmir’s politics has been shaped by opportunistic compromises, half-measures—and, when these failed, ruthless coercion

J&K DDC polls: PAGD candidates confined to secure locations, not allowed to campaign, says Farooq Abdullah in letter to EC
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J&K DDC polls: PAGD candidates confined to secure locations, not allowed to campaign, says Farooq Abdullah in letter to EC

In a two-page letter to J-K Election Commissioner KK Sharma, Farooq Abdullah said providing security to a select few and literally interning the rest is a gross interference in democracy

DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Politicking over Article 370, seat-sharing eclipse local issues in UT's first election
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DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Politicking over Article 370, seat-sharing eclipse local issues in UT's first election

While on the one hand non-BJP parties are unhappy over their inability to campaign freely, the BJP seems focussed on portraying the Congress and the 'Gupkar Gang' as anti-national

J&K DDC polls: Non-BJP candidates stopped from campaigning, claim Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti
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J&K DDC polls: Non-BJP candidates stopped from campaigning, claim Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti

Taking to Twitter, both leaders slammed the Central Government, claiming that the UT administration is blocking candidates opposed to the BJP from campaigning by using security as an excuse

J&K DDC election: Not part of Gupkar alliance, contesting polls to expose BJP, says Congress
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J&K DDC election: Not part of Gupkar alliance, contesting polls to expose BJP, says Congress

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala made the remarks after Union home minister Amit Shah Tuesday termed the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) an "unholy global alliance" that along with the Congress wants to return Jammu And Kashmir to the era of terror and turmoil

NC, JKPC condole 10 deaths in ceasefire violations along LoC in J&K, say citizens 'bear brunt' of border flare-ups
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NC, JKPC condole 10 deaths in ceasefire violations along LoC in J&K, say citizens 'bear brunt' of border flare-ups

Three Army personnel, a BSF sub-inspector and six civilians were killed in cross-border violence while four security forces personnel and eight civilians were injured