Congress 3-day conclave to focus on time-bound party revamp, clear stance on key issues

The three-day brainstorming conclave of the Congress will focus on time-bound party restructuring for strengthening the organisation and making it battle-ready for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Top Congress leaders will come out with solutions and clear the party’s stance on key issues including polarisation, Centre-state ties, forming of alliances and attempts at bringing in … Read more

Amarnath Yatra 2022: Registration for annual pilgrimage begins; check details

The registration for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir commenced across the country on Monday with enthusiastic pilgrims making a beeline for designated bank branches to secure a permit for undertaking the journey. The 43-day yatra is scheduled to start on June 30 after the coronavirus pandemic enforced break … Read more

All you need to know about the Delimitation Commission and its proposals

The Delimitation Commission has shared the second draft proposal with its members, triggering widespread political reaction in Jammu & Kashmir. Most of the regional parties have rejected it outrightly. Hakeem Irfan Rashid explains some of the work done by the panel since its formation in 2020 and the political reaction to the proposals. When was … Read more

Will support all sincere initiatives for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue: Hurriyat

The Hurriyat Conference on Saturday informed that the conglomerate’s chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq completed 30 months under house arrest, reiterating that the Hurriyat was willing to support any sincere initiative for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. The Hurriyat leadership said that the Government of India should immediately release Mirwaiz and all other political leaders, … Read more

J&K parties, religious bodies hit out at govt for ‘Surya Namaskar’ order

Political and religious bodies across the Kashmir Valley hit out at the J&K administration for its order directing college heads to organise ‘Surya Namaskar‘ event on the eve of Makar Sankranti festival and ensure the participation of students and staff members. The Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema, an amalgam of social and religious organisations in J&K, said: “Muslims … Read more

Kashmir sees slight reprieve from extreme cold conditions

Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius, up from 0.3 degrees Celsius on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, officials said. Weather conditions in Kashmir continued to improve even as minimum temperature in most places of they valley stayed close to the freezing point, officials said here on Friday. Srinagar recorded a … Read more

PAGD has lost public support due to its ‘misrule’ over the years: JK BJP chief

Taking a strong exception to objections by opposition parties over the recommendations of the delimitation commission, Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina on Tuesday said the People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has lost public support due to their “misrule” over the years. He also said the BJP is “connecting and not dividing” the … Read more

PAGD holds meeting; current situation in J&K, delimitation recommendation on agenda

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Tuesday met here and one of its senior leaders said the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission, set up to redraw the union territory’s assembly seats, will be discussed. The meeting of the alliance of five Jammu and Kashmir-based mainstream … Read more

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s outreach in J&K may be part of larger political game plan

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad‘s public outreach programme across Jammu and Kashmir in the past few weeks, independent of his party’s involvement, has fuelled speculation that the former chief minister could be preparing for a new role in regional politics. Although Azad has claimed that there is no immediate plan to float a separate … Read more

Volcano building up in Jammu and Kashmir, celebrations over Pakistan win meant to provoke BJP: Farooq Abdullah

A volcano has been building up in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said on Tuesday and expressed fears over what shape it would take when it erupted. Celebrations in the Valley over Pakistan‘s win against India in the T-20 cricket world cup while Home Minister Amit … Read more