Another leader booked under PSA, what is PSA?

Wahid Bhat, Srinagar | After many leaders of J&K, now National Conference leader Hilal Akber Lone, 47, was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) became eighth mainstream leader to be booked under it.Hilal is a son of Parliament member and senior NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone. Detained on August 5, 2019, during the clampdown against … Read more

‘Parasite’ rules Oscar 2020, director Bong Joon Ho makes Asia proud

GR News Desk, New Delhi |South Korean film, Parasite swept the 92nd Academy Award, winning four Oscars in a night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film, a dark social satire, made history with Bong Joon Ho becoming the first Asian and South Korean filmmaker to bag the best director Oscar along with winning … Read more

‘Played with emotions’: Youth remains cautious in J&K as internet crawls under 2G 

Wahid Bhat | SRINAGAR   Days after internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir, the 2G broadband services are yet to bring much-hoped relief to the people. With connectivity severely limited and social media websites in suspension, Kashmiris say New Delhi has only “played with emotions” and raised frustration. From crippling information blackout to missed … Read more

Delhi Election: Kejriwal gets EC notice for posting controversial video on Twitter

News Desk, Ground Report | A day before the assembly polls in Delhi, Election Commission on Friday issued a notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for posting a video in the run-up of the polls. The poll body said that Kejriwal violated the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) through the video that has the … Read more

Delhi Elections 2020: Another year, another poll but women’s political role remains same

Poonam Kumari | Ground Report Final days of Delhi elections are here with polling closing on February 8, 2020, and results to be declared three days later on February 11. Consequently, political parties have become exuberant and are exerting more energy into the last legs of their respective campaigns. While supporters are busy sloganeering for … Read more

Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget poem ironic as Kashmir continues Suffer

Jammu and Kashmir gets Rs 30,757 crore; Ladakh 5,958 crore Wahid Bhat | Srinagar: Central government has allocated Rs 30,757 crore for Jammu and Kashmir, and Rs 5,958 crore for Ladakh, both of which are new Union Territories (UTs). Following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, the state of Jammu and Kashmir … Read more

After white-list, J&K admin working on black-list for websites; 2G remains slow

The new list being prepared, locally termed the ‘Black List’, will help officials in keeping the internet activity in check across the valley. Wahid Bhat, Srinagar Days after 2G internet services were restored in Jammu and Kashmir, the administration is headed towards forming a new list of websites to be denied access in the union … Read more

Jamia student injured as man open fires on protestors against CAA

Ground Report| New Delhi A man wielding a gun opened fire on a group of protestors against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) near Jamia Milia Islamia University. The incident comes days after Minister of State Finance Anurag Thakur encouraged the crowd to chant “Goli maro saalon ko” during an election rally in Delhi. READ … Read more

Post Davinder Singh episode, MHA takes charge of J&K Police postings

GR News Desk | Srinagar The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to take charge of all transfers and postings of the Jammu and Kashmir police personnel. An official with the Home Ministry said that the MHA would also be involved in the operational effectiveness of the police in the union territory. The decision comes … Read more

Plan to restore cinema halls in Kashmir valley

Internet may be off in Kashmir since August 5, the J&K administration has come up with major plans to restore other spaces of entertainment for the youth including cinemas and open-air theatres in Srinagar and at all district levels. An official said the Jio Cinema is in touch with the J&K administration to provide content … Read more