Mehbooba calls it quits as BJP pulls the plug

National Conference, Congress rule out alternative governmentN.N. Vohra recommends imposition of Governor’s RuleBJP decision to sever ties was announced by Ram MadhavContinuance in the alliance has become untenable, says BJP Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned on Tuesday after the BJP announced that it was pulling out of the alliance with her Peoples
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Military and political action apart, dealing with the psychological aspects of affected communities is critical The suspension of operations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been called off by the government. Its fate was obvious ever since that bloody Thursday when journalist Shujaat Bukhari, and a young soldier, Aurangzeb, were brutally killed. The ceasefire will
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In 2017, forced evictions and demolitions of homes have been documented in 32 of the cities participating in the Smart Cities Mission, according to an analysis of the government’s flagship project by the Housing and Land Rights Network (HRLN). Some of these evictions were directly linked to Smart City projects, while others were carried out
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Military and political action apart, dealing with the psychological aspects of affected communities is critical The suspension of operations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has been called off by the government. Its fate was obvious ever since that bloody Thursday when journalist Shujaat Bukhari, and a young soldier, Aurangzeb, were brutally killed. The ceasefire will
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In 2017, forced evictions and demolitions of homes have been documented in 32 of the cities participating in the Smart Cities Mission, according to an analysis of the government’s flagship project by the Housing and Land Rights Network (HRLN). Some of these evictions were directly linked to Smart City projects, while others were carried out
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If George Orwell were alive today, he would consider both Islamism and Hindutva as versions of nationalism “A nationalist is one who thinks solely, or mainly, in terms of competitive prestige… His thoughts always turn on victories, defeats, triumphs and humiliations. He sees history, especially contemporary history, as the endless rise and decline of great
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The nasty experience of Emergency and the unsavoury condition of societies plagued with attempts at domination teach us to value democracy Politics anywhere, any time is messy, and democratic politics is messier, if only because its dirt is in full public view. It has the appearance of perpetual chaos, continual disorder. Why do all of
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The BJP and the PDP can finally go back to being the polar opposites of each other A marriage of convenience ends the moment a divorce becomes more convenient. In Jammu and Kashmir, the post-poll coalition of the two polar opposites, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Peoples Democratic Party, was never meant to coalesce
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Army is expected to increase target-specific operations, with better coordination with the police and a likely increased inflow of intelligence inputs Kashmir is likely to witness a new wave of violence as target-specific military operations will go up in the coming days with the State coming under Governor’s rule, said officials within the security establishment
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National Conference, Congress rule out alternative governmentN.N. Vohra recommends imposition of Governor’s RuleBJP decision to sever ties was announced by Ram MadhavContinuance in the alliance has become untenable, says BJP Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigned on Tuesday after the BJP announced that it was pulling out of the alliance with her Peoples
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