J&K to release 21 persons detained under PSA

j-kNew Delhi, Mar 31: The detention of 21 persons under the Public Safety Act in Jammu and Kashmir was revoked by the administration. All 31 are in different jails across the Union Territory.

Sources confirmed to OneIndia that all these detainees would be released over the next couple of days. 17 are from Kashmir, while the rest are from the Jammu region. All the 14 detainees from the Jammu region are from the Poonch district. 5 are from Baramulla, four each from Anantnag and Budgam, two from Bandipore and one each from Kupwara and Pulwama.

JKAP a new political outfit in J&K would provide alternative to NC, PDP

apni-partyNew Delhi, Mar 09: The new political party which was launched in Jammu and Kashmir has vowed to fight for the restoration of full statehood for J&K.

A new political outfit called the Apni Party was launched in Jammu and Kashmir. The political party was launched by former minister, Altaf Bukhari.

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Normalcy returning: Broadband services restored in Valley

social-media-kashmirNew Delhi, Mar 06: Broadband services have been fully restored in Kashmir, six months after the abrogation of Article 370. It may be recalled that this service was earlier restored for government offices and other essential services in the Valley.

This moves comes after the authorities partially lifted the ban on the use of social media in Jammu and Kashmir. The move comes seven months after the Centre abrogated Article 370 in the erstwhile state.

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Social media ban lifted in J&K

social-media-jkNew Delhi, Mar 05: The authorities have partially lifted the ban on the use of social media in Jammu and Kashmir.

The move comes seven months after the Centre abrogated Article 370 in the erstwhile state. Authorities however added that curbs on both high speed 3G and 4G internet services have been extended until March 17.

With regard to the pre-paid SIM cards, service providers have been asked to provide access only after the same are verified as per the norms imposed on post paid connections.

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Father-daughter duo arrested by NIA in connection with Pulwama attack

pulwamaNew Delhi, Mar 03: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a father-daughter duo in connection with the Pulwama attack case. The duo were arrested from Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir.

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India re-asserts claim on J&K areas occupied by Pakistan

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New Delhi, Mar 01: India has pledged to build two new roads in a bid to signal its long term commitment of Afghanistan. The decision comes in the wake of the United States inking a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban in Doha.

The deal paves the way for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from the conflict ridden country in the next 14 months.

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Domicile law in J&K to be followed by Land Act

srinagarNew Delhi, Feb 23: The domicile norms in Jammu and Kashmir would come into effect soon.

There is likely to be a clause that states any Indian citizen can acquire residency of Jammu and Kashmir only after staying in the Union Territory continuously for a period of 15 years, Home Ministry sources tell OneIndia.

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J&K leader Shah Faesal charged under Public Safety Act

shah-faesalNew Delhi, Feb 15: Former civil servant and chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement, Shah Faesal has been booked under the Public Safety Act.

This order comes days after the two former chief ministers of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir were booked under the Public Safety Act. The government while stating that Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were planning on inciting violence in the Valley, slapped the PSA on them.

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8 phase panchayat by-poll in J&K: First notification to be out today

panchayatNew Delhi, Feb 15: In March, the first major electoral exercise is set to take place in Jammu and Kashmir post the abrogation of Article 370. An eight phase panchayat by-election to fill 12,650 seats will take place in J&K in March.

The elections will be held for 11,639 vacant seats for panches and 1,011 for sarpanches in 20 districts between March 5 and March 20. This time however elections will be held on a party basis.

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Geelani stable, Pakistan indulging in rumour mongering

geelaniNew Delhi, Feb 14: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have geared themselves up for a possible security situation in the aftermath of reports suggesting that the health of separatist, S A S Geelani is deteriorating.

Sources in the Home Ministry tells OneIndia that Geelani had undergone a health check up and he is fine at the moment. The MHA suspects that these reports could be a ploy on the part of Pakistan to spread rumours and incite trouble in the Valley.

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