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POLITICS

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Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, Crime Against Women, Kashmir

Five years on, no relief for Kashmir acid attack victim’s agony

Dumped by political dynasts, she struggles unheard. Her humble family is going broke paying medical costs. They now have little but their prayers to fall back on. Will Raj Bhavan help?

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah

Selective memory: Wasn't Omar Abdullah among the first to ally with BJP? Why the amnesia now?

Over the years, the National Conference has maintained a cosy relationship with both BJP and Congress. It is only when new leaders in Kashmir register their presence with the same that they are called 'agents of Delhi'.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Resignation, Kashmir, IAS

Not so fast, Mr Faesal: Why IAS topper Shah Faesal's reasoning behind his resignation is unreasonable

There’s nothing wrong if a youth icon quits the civil services. But the lust for power shouldn’t be confused with the proverbial desire to 'serve the people'.

VARIETY

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Omar Abdullah, Reserve Bank of India, Satya pal malik, Jk bank

Why J&K Bank with 59% govt stake is a private sector bank

Changing the character of the bank would amount to empowering the state to have powers over banking.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Sajad Gani Lone, Jammu and Kashmir

How Sajad Lone has badly frightened the old politicians of Kashmir

The coming together of arch enemies, PDP, NC and Congress, shows how desperately the dynasty parties want to keep newcomers, and change, out of J&K.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Altaf bukhari, Kashmir politics, Jammu and kashmir government

How Congress, NC and PDP have checkmated the BJP in J&K

Sources say, taking Sajjad Lone by surprise, PDP leader Altaf Bukhari could well be the next chief minister of J&K.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Nidhi Razdan, Omar Abdullah, Divya Spandana

How Divya Spandana riled Omar Abdullah enough to lash out at the Congress

What apparently triggered Abdullah was a tweet by Congress IT cell chief in which she takes a dig at Narendra Modi.

POLITICS

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National Conference, PDP, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah

Why rise of Sajjad Lone in Kashmir can provide a fresh wave of hope

Both Omar Abdullah-led National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party have provided autocratic governments to J&K.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, BJP-PDP break-up, Jammu and Kashmir

End the family drama — dynasty politics has only blackmailed J&K and Delhi

How two political family-led parties have ruined democracy in Kashmir and why a new narrative emerging now is a sign of great hope.

POLITICS

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Jammu, Omar Abdullah, IAS, Srinagar

To tweet, or not to tweet – The dilemma of being Shah Faesal

Kashmir’s iconic civil services officer sparked off a row after his ‘Rapistan’ tweet. But does being an IAS officer – and a Kashmiri – mean end of free speech?