Article 370

BJP vows Uniform Civil Code, one nation, one election: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to implement a Uniform Civil Code (UCC)

Kashmir votes for change this time, highest since 30 years

Previously known for its history of terrorism, the city has witnessed a significant shift in voting patterns. During phase 4 of the elections, the voter turnout reached 37.98%.

Protests turn deadly in PoK; Amit Shah responds

Violent protests have erupted in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) due to soaring costs of food, fuel, and utilities. Since May 10, the demonstrations have resulted in the death of a police officer and over 90 injuries. The unrest began when around 70 members of the Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC) were arrested during a strike against high living costs, leading to further clashes.

Record turnout marks Srinagar Lok Sabha elections

With the highest turnout witnessed in three decades, this election marks a significant milestone for the region.

NC-PDP are BJP’s A, B teams: Altaf Bukhari

SRINAGAR: During an exclusive interview with The New Indian‘s Principal Correspondent, Emaad Makhdoomi, Apni Party President and Former J&K Cabinet Minister, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, asserted that Omar Abdullah has been aligned with BJP since 1989, while Mehbooba Mufti has been associated since 2015. Bukhari positioned himself as a newcomer, contrasting with their established roles.  […]

Jay Shah galvanises support for father in Naranpura ahead of polls

During his campaign at the Jain Sabhas, Jay Shah reiterated his father's stance on Article 370. He lambasted Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for their apocalyptic predictions post the abrogation, juxtaposing their prophecies with the prevailing peace in the region. "They said Article 370 annulment would result in 'Qatl-e-aam' (bloodshed), but it didn't happen," Jay Shah remarked.

JKNC announces Omar Abdullah’s candidacy for North Kashmir

SRINAGAR: On Friday, Jammu Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah announced the party’s participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.  He declared the nomination of Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, as the candidate for the North Kashmir constituency. Additionally, Ruhullah Mehdi, a prominent senior leader, was named as […]

Islamism’s long-term endgame

A few days ago, Ruwa Shah granddaughter of the Jamaat-e-Islami ideologue, the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the hardliner separatist Hurriyat leader advertised her dissociation from her family’s ideology. The same week Sama Shabir, the elder daughter of the jailed Democratic Freedom Party founder and separatist leader Shabir Shah made a similar announcement through an […]

Nomads drive out PLA troops in Eastern Ladakh clash

SRINAGAR : A group of fearless Ladakh shepherds boldly confronted Chinese soldiers attempting to hinder their sheep grazing near the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Despite ceasing grazing in the aftermath of the 2020 Galwan clash, local shepherds resolutely stood their ground. A viral video capturing their verbal exchange with PLA troops, emphasizing their presence […]

Making sense of changes post-Article 370

I can sense a change in the 'fiza' of Kashmir as the intifada factory gets dismantled day by day, yet the problems of infrastructure, governance and work ethics which were there in the 80s and 90s are still present.