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JRL to frame Joint Strategy to help Kashmiris amidst suppression from Indian forces

The JRL also strongly condemned the bloodshed, night raids, arrest spree of youth, thrashing of residents during CASO and damaging property at large scale across the Kashmir by the Indian forces present in the Valley.

Bhima Koregaon: Sudha Bharadwaj Arrested by Maharashtra Police

Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and activist, was arrested by the Maharashtra police on Saturday (27th October) in connection with the investigation of Elgar Parishad organised on December 31st prior to the 200th anniversary observation of Bhima Koregaon.

Militants Attack BSF Vehicle at Srinagar: Three Troops Injured

This is the third major attack in a week. Earlier, militants had attacked the army camp at Tral, in which two troops were killed and the CISF camp in Nowgam Srinagar, in which one officer was killed.

Central University Professors Send Mass Emails to President against Imposition of CCS Conduct Rules

Ever since the circular regarding the implementation of CCS conduct rules were sent to the universities, professors across universities have opposed the order enmasse.

Governor Exposed the Fraud Recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Bank Creates Outcry

Talking to the reporter on Times Now, the governor said that the politicians in the previous BJP-PDP government had changed the entire selection list of candidates to accomodate their relatives and workers in the J&K Bank.

Who owns Sabarimala temple?

The head priest at Sabarimala temple had recently declared that he would shut down the shrine if any woman of the age group 10-50 were allowed to enter the temple and that he would hand-over the keys to the Pandhalam palace. This has sparked a debate on the ownership of the temple.

SFI Sweeps Pondicherry University Polls

This is the first time in the University’s history that SFI had won all the major posts, contesting alone.

Ensuring security for Panchayat Polls would be more challenging: JK Police

As per police sources, the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be more challenging than the recently concluded municipal elections in terms of security.

Eight year old Mohammad Azeem killed in a fight in Delhi

According to CCTV footage, the children broke out into a fight and Azeem’s head hit a motorbike parked there where he died of internal bleeding.

Autonomy is the Best Way to Solve Kashmir Dispute: Omar Abdullah

Omar also said that the lack of infrastructure and unemployment is one the biggest problem in Kashmir and the people in the State were also suffering due to non-governance and lack of accountability.

Ready to talk with Hurriyat only when they stop taking advice from Pakistan: Governor

Speaking in an event at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), the Governor said that his job was to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley and facilitate talks between the Government of India and all stakeholders.

In Gujarat’s remote village, a pregnant wife fights a lone battle to find her...

Ashiyana Theba (22) came to Delhi from a remote village of Kutch, Gujarat. She is planning to fight until she finds her husband. She says, "PM Modi's Gujarat model is made up of blood and tears of poor people."

On the suspicion of love: Dalit man lynched in Rajasthan by upper-caste mob

20-year old Asaram Meghawal was asked to come over to meet Dinesh Singh, Shravan Singh and Anil, who are the residents of the same village, but belong to the landed dominant Rajput caste. As soon as Asaram reached their house, he was allegedly beaten up by Dinesh and others with sticks, sharp weapons and cycle chains.

Chintamani Slapped with False Accusation, Adani Suspected

Chintamani who had been forging a battle with Adani power plant at Godda was slapped with false accusation by the Godda Police Station officials.

Kashmir Valley Observes Shutdown to Mourn the Kulgam Killings

According to reports, people took to streets at several villages like Khudwani, Qaimoh, Hawoora, Poniwaha, Laroo and DH Pora and staged protests against the killing of seven civilians in a blast at gunfight site at Laroo village.

With the murder accused being granted bail, there is no justice for Junaid

The family’s fight for justice received major jolt as all the accused including the prime accused Naresh were given bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Arrested Students and Faculty Members Released, Manipur University Returns to Normalcy After Months of...

After a series of meetings that happened between the Manipur government and protesting students, Manipur University students and faculty have been released from the Jail.

Submit Updated Bills with GST Number, Admin tells JNU Students Union

On the 12th of October, the 19 elected members of the JNU students’ union were issued a letter from the dean of students, Umesh Kadam, which stated that they violated a clause of the Lyngdoh committee which requires all candidates to submit an audited account of their election expenditure within two weeks of the declaration of results and that each candidate must submit bills with GST number failing which the election of the candidate shall be nullified.

AMU Revokes Suspension of Kashmiri Students

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Administration revoked the suspension of Kashmiri students who were also charged with sedition in relation to the protest march organised at AMU following the encounter of Manan Wani.

ABVP Paints Over Ambedkar and Rohith Portraits from Sukoon stage

After being elected as student union in University of Hyderabad, Akhila Bharatiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) painted over the portraits of Dr B R Ambedkar and Rohith Vemula, where the annual University carnival Sukoon is held.

Journalists Were Thrashed By Forces at Fateh Kadal Gunfight Site

As per the journalists who were abused by the police, they had followed the orders of police and was well within the line that the police had drawn for them.

AMU Sedition Row: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Discussed the Matter with the MHRD...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik intervened in the AMU sedition row.

Boycott over Ballot is a clear Message to New Delhi: Joint Resistance Leadership

By rejecting the elections, the JRL said that the people of Kashmir have conveyed that they are under forcible control since 1947.

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in Jammu and Kashmir

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

Students of Kashmir University Marched in Solidarity with Aligarh Muslim University Students

A march was carried out by the students of Kashmir University, Hazratbal on Monday in support of the students who were suspended for organizing the funeral of Mannan Wani at Aligarh Muslim University.

AMU Scholar turned militant Manan Wani killed along with associate in Handwara Gunfight

Manan Wani, a PhD scholar of Aligarh Muslim University was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with security forces at Shatgund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara District on Thursday.

Kashmir records 3.5 percent turnout for third phase of ULB polls

In the third phase of urban local body polls, Kashmir valley recorded 3.5 percent turnout while Jammu witnessed 81.4 percent voter turnout.

ABVP goes frantic post-polls, Arson Violence Erupts at Allahabad University

According to reports, hostel rooms were set ablaze, bombs were hurled and clashes between student parties had broken out.

Mainstream parties question the impartiality of Governor’s office in J&K

The National Conference (NC) and the Congress questioned the impartiality of the Governor Satyapal Malik when he favoured the appointment of Junaid Azim Mattu as the Mayor of Srinagar.

Dismissed for Fictional Facebook Post, CUK Student Attempts Suicide

Akhil Thazhath, a second-year student of MA International Relations at Central University of Kerala who was expelled for his Facebook post, attempted suicide on Tuesday (9th Oct) morning.

Municipal Polls 2018 Second Phase: Kashmir Records the Lowest Turnout

While the capital Srinagar and South Kashmir’s Anantnag town witnessed a total boycott of the electoral exercise, the provinces of Jammu observed brisk polling throughout the day.

#HNLUKiAzaadi : How HNLU Students Managed to Overthrow their Corrupted VC

Students of HNLU were protesting since 27th August night demanding the resignation of the VC. It was on the same day that the High Court of Chhattisgarh passed a judgement citing that Mr. Pal singh, who was the vice chancellor had illegally extended his tenure by 5 years.

Delhi High Court Rules in Favour of Students: MPhil/PhD seats cannot be reduced

The verdict came after a case was filed by the Students Federation of India against the Indian Union.

ABVP wins all seats at Hyderabad University Student Polls

After eight long years, ABVP (Akhil Bharathiya Vidyarthi Parishad) at University of Hyderabad swept the polls at the University of Hyderabad (UOH). Aarti Nagpal, who won the presidential seat, is the second woman to be elected to the post in the university’s history.

Delhi High Court accepts CBI Closure Report for the case of Najeeb Ahmed

The CBI had maintained that they had not found credible evidence regarding Najeeb Ahmed being assaulted a night before his disappearance and therefore, the case could not proceed further. Accepting the contention, the Delhi High Court directed the counsel for Fatima Nafees, who is Najeeb Ahmed’s mother, to pursue the case in the trial court.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Shutdown, Clashes Marks polling Day in Kashmir

While there were reports of stone pelting in some areas of northern Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Adil Ali Buhroo and a pregnant woman were injured in clashes during the first phase of urban local body elections

High Alert in Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Polls

High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday.

Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Workers of National Conference in Srinagar

As per sources, the trio were having a conversation near a shop at Karfali Mohalla, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them. Both Wani and Bhat were close aides of MLA Habbakadal, Shameema Firdous while Zangoo was working as block president of NC in Habbakadal area.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Transfer Kathua Gang rape and Murder Case to CBI

The bench rejected the plea stating that the matter did not require fresh investigation.

Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies...

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

National Conference Boycotts Upcoming Municipal and Panchayat Elections in Kashmir

National Conference will not participate in these elections (panchayat), unless & until the Government of India and the state government clarify its position in the matter of Article 35 A and takes effective steps for the protection of this Article",

Boycotting Civic polls is aiding BJP in Kashmir: Congress

The Congress blamed the NC and the PDP for assisting the rise of right-wing ideology in the state by not participating in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) polls

Bitcoin scam: Largest financial scam after Demonetization

Unable to approach the police, Bhatt and nine accomplices kidnapped two BitConnect representatives and demanded Rs 2256 bitcoin as ransom. Pladiya, however, wanted more. Paladiya then contacted Kotadiya and used the help of local police to extort Bhatt’s bitcoin. Bhatt spilled the plans by choosing to meet the police. 8 policemen have been suspended following the allegations.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

Rajasekharan Parameswaran Sets Guinness World Record Again

It is Guinness time again for Rajasekharan and this time around, for the love of puzzles, Parameswaran has created the world’s largest Devil’s knot or Edakoodam.

Talking Point: A conversation with Artist Remesh MR

‘Thoda’ (2012) is a book written by Remesh MR and published by Olive Publications. An artist hailing from the Mullukkuruma community depicts his region and its culture and customs through words and art. As someone who belongs to, and grew up in the community, his voice gives a fresh take on all the aspects covered in the book. Interview with the author.

Do Not Harass the Families of Militants: High Court Directs to Security Forces and...

Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain along with Mir Wajid submitted before the court that “a militant holds a gun, his family cannot be victimized; their right to life and liberty is an individual right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.”
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