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Past articles by Arun:

Urging J&K unit to gear up, message from BJP: Polls by April-May, followed by local elections

B L Santhosh presides over core committee meeting, party workers told to work for majority in first elections to be held after abrogation of Article 370 → Read More

How J&K’s proposed family ID will work, and why it is being criticised

According to officials, the card will be a single identifier for every family and individual in the UT that will instantly confirm their eligibility for government welfare schemes and facilitate direct transfer of benefits to their bank accounts with minimum human interference. → Read More

In relief to administration, J&K HC stays order setting aside recruitment process

A bench of Justices Sindhu Sharma and Vinod Chatterjee Koul, however, asked the board on Friday to withhold the results until the disposal of the writ petition challenging the process to select hundreds of police sub-inspectors, junior engineers and other officials. The court also granted it three weeks’ time to file its response. → Read More

Hari Singh birthday finally a public holiday, BJP banks on a return gift from Jammu

Fulfills one major demand of the province, which sees the erstwhile Dogra ruler as having been denied his due, and which has soured towards BJP over unkept promises → Read More

Hawala racket routing money from South Africa to fund terror busted, say J&K police

The revelations come after police arrested an alleged terror operative in Jammu and a garment trader in Delhi. → Read More

2 jailed terror accused, linked to dropping of weapons via drones, die in Jammu

While one accused was killed in police firing after he allegedly tried to escape, the other died of a heart attack, police added. → Read More

At heart of J&K Cong’s troubled revamp, two heads with little clout

Four senior leaders have resigned from their posts following the Congress revamp. → Read More

Four resignations already, J&K Congress revamp may harm party more

Along with senior party leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Haji Abdul Rashid, a two-time MLA from Sopore, Mohammad Amin Bhat and Gulzar Ahmed Wani have also resigned from the Congress' newly formed committees. → Read More

World’s highest railway bridge over Chenab inaugurated in J&K’s Reasi

Constructed at a cost of Rs 1,250 crore, the 1.3-km-long bridge is located 359 metres above the Chenab riverbed and it is 30 metres higher than Eiffel Tower in Paris. → Read More

2002 RSS resolution haunts BJP, as eyeing its base IkkJutt seeks separate Jammu state

In June 2002, the RSS' Akhil Bharatiya Karayakari Mandal had adopted a resolution demanding abrogation of Article 370 and trifurcation of J&K state into the UTs of Ladakh and Kashmir besides a separate Jammu state. → Read More

‘Property is basic right’: HC slaps fine of Rs 10 lakh on J&K for ‘depriving’ man of his land

In 2017, the roads department took possession of Shabir Ahmad Yatoo’s land for construction of a bridge, but without acquiring it in accordance with statutory provisions. He was also paid no compensation, the petitioner said. → Read More

Only 75mm rainfall in three hours, no cloudburst at Amarnath shrine site: MeT

As per the criteria of the Indian Meteorological Department, a 100mm or more rainfall per hour is termed a cloudburst. → Read More

After J-K, India to hold G-20 meetings in Ladakh as well

China had criticised India’s decision to hold G-20 meetings in Jammu and Kashmir, with its foreign ministry spokesperson asking the group participants to concentrate on the economic recovery rather than politicising the pertinent issue. → Read More

J&K’s Ramban dishes out a pan-Indian spread for Amarnath pilgrims during their unexpected night halt

Around 7,000 people, mostly pilgrims, who had converged at the illuminated Lamber ground in Banihal, were served free ethnic cuisines from across the country → Read More

Ahead of Amarnath Yatra, Jammu & Kashmir police warn vehicle users of sticky bombs

For the first time in the Union Territory, fifteen small magnetic IEDs, also known as sticky bombs, were seized by police in Samba district’s Ramban sector in February 2021. → Read More

Kashmiri Pandit staff who have returned to Jammu after killings demand relocation outside Valley

After a demonstration outside the Jammu press club, they asked the relief and rehabilitation commissioner to make arrangements for them to mark their attendance in Jammu itself—a request he rejected citing lack of government orders, according to sources. → Read More

Communal tension: Curfew continues in J&K’s Kishtwar, Bhaderwah

Internet services in the Chenab Valley remained suspended for the second day. People in Rajouri and Poonch observed a bandh seeking the arrest of those who extended support to former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma who was suspended for her comments against Prophet Mohammed. → Read More

Bhim Singh, the man who knew Saddam, Arafat & Castro

Internationalism too is part of the legacy of J&K Panthers Party founder Bhim Singh who died on May 31. → Read More

As teacher is cremated, Jammu & Kashmir administration faces protests, anger

The protesters said that people from Jammu who have been posted in Kashmir — as part of an inter-district appointment scheme under the Scheduled Caste quota — will not return to the Valley until the government is able to ensure their safety. → Read More

1 dead, 9 trapped in J&K tunnel collapse

Ten labourers working at the opening of the tunnel in Makerkote area of Ramban district were buried when a portion of the hillside came off on Thursday evening. → Read More