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Kashmiri Pandit Employees Return to Jammu, Say Won’t Go Back Again

Kashmiri Pandit Employees Return to Jammu, Say Won’t Go Back Again

Oct 10, 2021

Recent killings in the Valley have struck fear in the hearts of Pandit employees posted there.

Taliban Says Won't Carry Out Anti-India Activities But Can They Be Trusted?

Taliban Says Won't Carry Out Anti-India Activities But Can They Be Trusted?

Sep 02, 2021

Security experts in India believe that the Taliban can't be trusted at its face value and that the statement is not a guarantee in itself that it will not carry out anti-India activities in near future given its strong ties with both Al Queda and Pakistan.

US Failed In Afghanistan Because It Believed Pak Army While Dealing With Taliban, Says Ayesha Siddiqa

US Failed In Afghanistan Because It Believed Pak Army While Dealing With Taliban, Says Ayesha Siddiqa

Aug 28, 2021

Ayesha Siddiqa speaks to Outlook about the impact of Taliban taking over Kabul and how it will have an effect on the region.

Section In Leh Feels Statehood Demand Would Turn Them Kargil Subservient

Section In Leh Feels Statehood Demand Would Turn Them Kargil Subservient

Aug 09, 2021

Both leaders from Leh and Kargil leaving their earlier differences have come together to demand complete statehood to Ladakh.

Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh's Demchok, Object To Dalai Lama’s Birthday Celebrations

Chinese Troops Enter Ladakh's Demchok, Object To Dalai Lama’s Birthday Celebrations

Jul 13, 2021

Chinese troops carrying banners came along the LAC at Dalocamgo, Demchok, on July 6 and objected to Dalai Lama's birthday celebrations.

Jammu IAF Attack: Drone Probably First Time Came 15-km Inside Indian Territory

Jammu IAF Attack: Drone Probably First Time Came 15-km Inside Indian Territory

Jun 27, 2021

What has raised concern this time is the distance travelled by drone and that too without being detected.

One Year After Galwan, Fear Of The Chinese Still Looms Large Over Ladakhis

One Year After Galwan, Fear Of The Chinese Still Looms Large Over Ladakhis

Jun 15, 2021

Many Ladakhis believe that China has occupied many large tracts in the area, but it’s only after last year’s Galwan clash that India has become aware of China’s moves.

Sale Of Meat Allowed During Navratri In Jammu After Civic Body U-Turn

Sale Of Meat Allowed During Navratri In Jammu After Civic Body U-Turn

Apr 12, 2021

The JMC on April 7 issued an order to close down slaughter houses and meat shops selling both jhatka and halal meat during Navratri.

Fear Of Deportation Snatches Away Hope From Rohingyas In Jammu

Fear Of Deportation Snatches Away Hope From Rohingyas In Jammu

Apr 10, 2021

India rekindled hope of a normal life for many Rohingya refugees which is now fading away.

Chhattisgarh Naxal Encounter: 'I Am Still Waiting For His Call,' Says Missing Jawan's Wife

Chhattisgarh Naxal Encounter: 'I Am Still Waiting For His Call,' Says Missing Jawan's Wife

Apr 05, 2021

CRPF commando Rakeshwar Singh Minhas has been missing ever since an encounter broke out between security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

Leh: Chinese Vehicles Enter Indian Territory, Retreat After Locals Stage Protests

Leh: Chinese Vehicles Enter Indian Territory, Retreat After Locals Stage Protests

Dec 20, 2020

Though the vehicles carried people who looked like civilians, there is a very strong possibility that some Chinese soldiers were also among them, locals said

Article 370 Revoked To Disempower, Humiliate Kashmiris: Iltija Mufti

Article 370 Revoked To Disempower, Humiliate Kashmiris: Iltija Mufti

Aug 05, 2020

A year after Article 370 was abrogated, Iltija Mufti, daughter of Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti speaks to Outlook on the ramification of the move.

As India-China Standoff Continues, Locals In Ladakh Worry About Livelihood

As India-China Standoff Continues, Locals In Ladakh Worry About Livelihood

Jun 03, 2020

Konchok Stanzin, a councillor at Ladakh Autonomy Hill Development Council, had returned to Leh on June 2 after touring his constituency for a week. He says there is a heavy movement of army on a scale never witnessed in the past and locals are worried.

Covid Positive Ladakh Teacher Conducts Online Classes From Isolation Centre

Covid Positive Ladakh Teacher Conducts Online Classes From Isolation Centre

May 12, 2020

Lodged in an isolation centre in Leh, Kifayat Hussain is taking online classes using internet communication tools like Zoom and making YouTube videos for his Class 9 and 10 students.

Why Modi Govt Went For Bifurcation, Not Trifurcation Of Jammu And Kashmir

Why Modi Govt Went For Bifurcation, Not Trifurcation Of Jammu And Kashmir

Aug 06, 2019

A section of Hindus in Jammu always nursed a feeling for separate statehood to get out of the Kashmiri ‘hegemony’. But why did the BJP government decide otherwise?

Article 370 Scrapped: Jammu Celebrates, Calls It A 'Historic Day'

Article 370 Scrapped: Jammu Celebrates, Calls It A 'Historic Day'

Aug 05, 2019

There were celebrations in parts of Jammu as the government scrapped Article 370.

What BJP's Win In Jammu Means For Kashmir Valley

What BJP's Win In Jammu Means For Kashmir Valley

May 26, 2019

The other side of the result is that BJP remains a dominant force in the Jammu region and in Ladakh too. These two regions have consistently nursed a feeling of being “subjugated” by Kashmir centric political narrative.

Barter System In Cross-LoC Trade Defied Logic Of Transparency, Accountability

Barter System In Cross-LoC Trade Defied Logic Of Transparency, Accountability

Apr 20, 2019

It was the only trade in India carried out on barter system, which many believe had an inbuilt mechanism of loose threads which could be tweaked and used by Pakistan for its 'nefarious' designs.

RSS Leader's Killing Part Of Pakistan's Game Plan To Drive Hindus Out Of Kishtwar?

RSS Leader's Killing Part Of Pakistan's Game Plan To Drive Hindus Out Of Kishtwar?

Apr 12, 2019

“To gain control of the areas through which Chenab flows in Jammu region, Pakistan has systematically backed terrorism and selective killings of Hindus. The purpose is to drive out all Hindus and then stake claim to them, saying they are Muslim-majority areas,” Sant Kumar Sharma, a senior journalist, said.

Modi's Jammu Rally A High Stakes Affair For Kashmir, Pakistan

Modi's Jammu Rally A High Stakes Affair For Kashmir, Pakistan

Mar 27, 2019

PM Narendra Modi will kick-start Lok Sabha election campaign from Jammu on Thursday where the pro-India sentiment, which can be construed as nationalism runs counter to the pro-Azaadi, pro-Pakistan, pro-jihad sentiment in Kashmir.

Since 1967, Simultaneous Polls Have Never Been Held In J&K

Since 1967, Simultaneous Polls Have Never Been Held In J&K

Mar 12, 2019

In 1977, 1996 and 2014, the two polls were held in the same year but after a gap of few months.

Tension, Fear And Migration Along LoC As India-Pak Hostilities Rise

Tension, Fear And Migration Along LoC As India-Pak Hostilities Rise

Feb 27, 2019

In some areas, residents started moving to safer places. Educational institutions in both the districts were closed and people were advised to stay indoors.

Amit Shah’s Rally In Jammu Post-Pulwama Will Be Closely Watched

Amit Shah’s Rally In Jammu Post-Pulwama Will Be Closely Watched

Feb 24, 2019

With separatism and terrorism now the major concern in India, Shah's speech will be watched for how it takes on their sympathisers and what message he intends to give the separatists’ constituency in the valley.

Post-Pulwama Violence: Is Jammu’s Secular Character In Danger?

Post-Pulwama Violence: Is Jammu’s Secular Character In Danger?

Feb 16, 2019

A perception is being manufactured that Muslims, especially Kashmiri Muslims, are settling down in Jammu city under an ‘Islamist’ plan to change the demography of the region and "encircle" the city. Some groups have been consistently fanning such perception.

'Division' Politics In J&K: Isolating Kashmir By Nurturing Ladakh

'Division' Politics In J&K: Isolating Kashmir By Nurturing Ladakh

Feb 10, 2019

As Ladakh, with just two per cent of the state's population, becomes the third division, it will now have 40 separate offices. The decision is based on a host of factors as well as political necessity

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