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National Conference
India  /  Published 29.07.20

NC leader quits, Omar clarifies

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s announcement that he was ready to contest elections without the restoration of Article 370 claimed the first political casualty in his par...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 27.07.20

Will not contest polls in J&K till full statehood is restored: Omar

  Upset over downgrading of Jammu and Kashmir to the status of a Union Territory following abrogation of Article 370, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said he will not contest assem...
By PTI in Srinagar

India  /  Published 17.11.18

Valley turnout surprise

Nearly two in every three voters turned up at the booths in the panchayat elections in Kashmir on Saturday, the surprise 64.5 per cent count for the first phase coming after last month’s dismal part...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.19

A state of siege is not conducive to democracy

Elections are considered to be the life line of healthy, vibrant democracies. But polls in Kashmir have, over the years, raised serious questions about this inference. In May this year, when the rest ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 28.09.19

SC sets up 5-judge Constitution bench to hear pleas challenging abrogation of Article 370

The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice N. V. Ramana to hear a batch of pleas related to abrogation of Article 370 provisions that gave special status to...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.10.18

Kashmir civic polls still on, but Srinagar mayor ‘picked’

Eleven days before the Jammu and Kashmir municipal election results are announced, new governor Satya Pal Malik has let on that a “foreign-educated” person would be elected Srinagar mayor, prompti...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 10.08.19

Omar’s party approaches top court

Three fresh petitions have been moved in the Supreme Court assailing the amendment of Article 370 as unconstitutional and seeking immediate withdrawal of the unprecedented media curbs in Jammu and Kas...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.07.19

J&K governor to boys with guns: Kill looters

Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday appeared to be instigating the militants to kill people who had “looted” Kashmir, the bizarre plea coming amid an anti-corruption crackdown on several leaders of...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 26.04.19

Anantnag: Burhan Wani shadow on Mehbooba seat

The Anantnag parliamentary seat in the Valley recorded its lowest turnout in decades on Tuesday but the reason may have its roots in a brief gunfight three years ago.That July 8, 2016, encounter in Ba...
By Muzaffar Raina in Bamdoora (Anantnag)

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

Kashmir highway closure: road to trouble

No one doubts the paramount importance of national security. But its necessity cannot become an alibi for inconveniencing the people who should benefit first from measures for citizens’ protection. ...
By The Editorial Board in


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