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Delimitation Commission Proposes Six Additional Seats For Jammu, One For Kashmir Valley | Political Parties 'Shocked'

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

The Delimitation Commission on Jammu and Kashmir has proposed six additional assembly seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir while reserving 16 constituencies for SC/ST.

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation: Political Parties Allege Commission's Recommendations Guided By BJP's Agenda

Dec 20, 2021 PTI

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation Commission, set up to redraw the assembly seats of the union territory, is learnt to have proposed six additional seats for Jammu region and one for Kashmir Valley.


Smiling Buddha, Saint George, Omar Khayyam And The Lonely Artisans Of Kashmir

Art requires patience. The centuries-old traditional art of Kashmir has little patronage. Even the youngsters are not interested in picking up the family craft. Is Kashmiri traditional art dying a silent death?

Mehbooba, Omar Slam Changes In J&K Land Use Policy

Dec 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

She was reacting to the government's change in land use laws that allows the use of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes.


NC confirms participation in Delimitation Commission meet

The NC had boycotted the first associate meeting of the commission in February saying the exercise was an outcome of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act-2019, which the party had challenged in the Supreme Court.

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18 December, 2021

Kashmir: Cold Wave Tightens Its Grip As Water Supply Lines Freeze

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Kashmir: The region recorded the coldest night of the season so far, with Srinagar recording temperature of minus 6 degree Celsius. The sub-zero temperatures have led to freezing of water supply lines in many parts of Kashmir.


17 December, 2021

BJP Creating New Political Parties In Kashmir To Ensure Majority In Legislative Assembly: Omar

Outlook Web Desk

He said the saffron party knew that it would fall short of the majority in the House on its own whenever elections are held.


15 December, 2021

Hizbul Terrorist Death: Security Forces Kill Most Wanted Hizbul Mujahideen Terrorist In Encounter

PTI

Security forces killed Feroz Ahmad Dar, a member of proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, who was involved in several terror attacks, including an attack in Shopian's Zainapora back in 2018, which killed four police personnel.


15 December, 2021

Kashmir: Security Forces Kill Militant In Pulwama Encounter

PTI

Kashmir: The unidentified militant has been killed by security forces during an overnight encounter in Pulwama’s Rajpora area.


14 December, 2021

Kashmir: Slight Respite From Cold Wave But Temperature Continues Below Freezing Point

PTI

Kashmir has been witnessing sub-zero night temperatures, with the famous ski-resort Gulmarg recording a low of minus 5.6 degrees Celsius temperature.


14 December, 2021

The 'Stigma' Of Mental Illness May Have Saved Schizophrenia Patients From Covid-19

Naseer Ganai

The perceived social stigma against people with mental illness which leads to avoidance of such patients has actually saved schizophrenics from Covid-19.


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13 December, 2021

Srinagar Terror Attack: Two killed, 12 Injured As Militants Open Fire On Cops At Zewan

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Srinagar Terror Attack: The militants have intensified attacks on the security forces in Kashmir recently. The Monday’s attack is one of the major attacks on security forces in Kashmir that has left two policemen dead and 12 others injured.


13 December, 2021

Kashmir: 2 Cops Killed In Srinagar Militant Attack; 12 Injured

Outlook Web Desk

Kashmir: The militants have intensified attacks on security forces, while Monday’s attack is one of the biggest attack on the security forces in recent months.


13 December, 2021

Kashmir: BJP Worker's PSO Absconds With 2 Rifles In Kupwara Along LoC

PTI

Kashmir: BJP worker’s PSO (personal security officer) went missing on Monday along with two rifles from Old MLA hostel in Kupwara along LoC.


13 December, 2021

Amid India-China Stand-off, Ladakh Strike Comes As A Wake Up Call

Naseer Ganai

Despite having some concessions from the government in contrast to J&K, the leaders of the Leh Apex Body and Kargil Democratic Alliance are not ready to settle for anything less than full-fledged statehood.


11 December, 2021

Kashmir: Omar Abdullah Says PAGD Intact, On Job

PTI

Kashmir: National Conference vice president and former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s assertion came amidst speculations that there are rifts within the constituents of PAGD—an amalgam of six political parties seeking restoration of J&K’s special status.


10 December, 2021

Meet Ali Saffudin: Singer Of New Kashmiri Music

Naseer Ganai

29-year-old singer-songwriter Ali Saffuddin's song absorbed the strong impact of politics in Kashmir while delineating the divine beauty of Kashmir as well.


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05 December, 2021

Kashmir: Tosa Maidan Blast Victims Still Await Compensation

Naseer Ganai

While the Army and Airforce vacated the Tosa Maidan meadow as a firing range back in 2014, the victims of the deadly explosions are yet to receive their compensation from the government.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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