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Indian Administrative Service topper, Shah Faesal detained under draconian safety law

Shah Faesal, the 2010 Indian Administrative Service topper from Jammu and Kashmir whose detention after scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir triggered outrage, has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) that allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions. Mr Faesal now joins a long list of […]

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SMS, Voice services restored on prepaid mobiles in Jammu and Kashmir

After six months prepaid mobile phone service will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said voice calls and SMS are being restored for prepaid mobile connections, in the latest measure to relax some of the severe restrictions enforced since August 5 last year. 2G internet services will also be restored with some restrictions on […]

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After 150 days SMS services restored for postpaid mobile phones in Kashmir

150 days after telecommunication services were suspended in Kashmir, the government restored broadband internet services in state-run hospitals and SMS facilities on mobile phones from Tuesday midnight. Internet services, landline and mobile phones were snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of August 5, the day Narendra Modi led BJP government decided to end […]

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MPs from European Union who were given clearance to visit Jammu and Kashmir meet PM Modi

A group of MPs from the European Union who will ahead to visit Jammu and Kashmir, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “[Their visit] should give them a clear view of the development and governance priorities of the region,” PM Modi said. Twenty-seven EU MPs will fly tomorrow to Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions are […]

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Jammu And Kashmir: After 72 days mobile phones receive voice services, but no internet

After 72 days of blockade the Indian Government finally restored mobile phone communications services in the Kashmir Valley. For now just postpaid voice calling services have been switched on, however internet connectivity remains suspended for now. Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon. Around 30 lakh pre-paid mobile phone connections […]