Manoj Sinha takes oath as new LG of Jammu and Kashmir

The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal in Raj Bhavan, at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.

Manoj Sinha takes oath as Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Advisors to the previous Lieutenant-Governors, including Farooq Khan and Baseer Khan, as well as senior bureaucrats and policemen were present at the simple function. Rajya Sabha member Nazir Ahmed Laway, BJP Lok Sabha member Jugal Kishore Sharma and Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party leaders Ghulam Hasan Mir were also present.

At least 30 injured in grenade attack in Pakistan at Kashmir rally

FILE PHOTO: Police officers guard at the cordoned site after, according to police a grenade attack was carried out on a rally by the supporters of religious and political party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to mark the “Day of Exploitation in Kashmir” one year after the Indian government split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two […]

India appoints veteran politician in-charge of restive Kashmir

Last August, Modi’s government removed special privileges accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, took away its statehood and split it into two federally-administered territories by carving out Buddhist-dominated Ladakh.

Manoj Sinha takes oath as new Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Choosing a politician instead of a bureaucrat or a retired army man is also being read as a signal of New Delhi’s intent to foster friendly ties with the state’s bureaucracy and its people and bank on Sinha’s ability to juggle statecraft with legislative limitations.

Manoj Sinha takes oath as new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal in Raj Bhavan, at the foothills of the Zaberwan range.

Female soldiers deployed for first time in Kashmir

In a tweet, Assam Rifles said, “Women soldiers of Assam Rifles deployed for the first time in Kashmir make a positive impact on the local populace in a matter of days. Smiling faces of locals is a testimony of professionalism of the Riflewomen of Assam Rifles.”

Curbs remain in place in Kashmir valley

Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel were deployed in strength across the valley, especially Srinagar city, to ensure that the plans of separatists to disturb peace do not succeed, officials said.

Bilawal slams Centre for quoting HRW on Kashmir but ignoring on national issues

“The National Accountability Bureau arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, editor-in-chief of the Jang group, the largest media group in Pakistan, in Lahore on March 12 on charges relating to a 34-year-old property transaction. He has remained in the agency’s custody ever since,” said the human rights organisation.

AP Explains: Kashmir on edge 1 year after major Indian shift

In July, the government also eased rules for Indian soldiers to acquire land in Kashmir and build “strategic” settlements. Pro-India Kashmiri political parties slammed the move, with the mainstream National Conference party deriding it as a “major land grab” to “turn the entire region into a military establishment.”