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Jammu and Kashmir (state): Former state administered by India
Jammu and Kashmir was a region formerly administered by India as a state from 1954 to 2019, constituting the southern and southeastern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century. The underlying region of this state were parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose western districts, now known as Azad Kashmir, and northern territories, now known as Gilgit-Baltistan, are administered by Pakistan. The Aksai Chin region in the east, bordering Tibet, has been under Chinese control since 1962.

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Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak [Video]

Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak

Human rights groups say the detentions without charge or trial violate both Indian and international law, and with many courts now closed, the public health emergency should not be used to bypass..

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Nine terrorists were killed in two operations in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, in which three soldiers also laid down their lives, said the Army on Sunday, even as India and Pakistan..
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Army opens command hospital to assist Jammu and Kashmir administration in fight against coronavirus

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J&K: Anti-terror operation near LoC in Keran sector enters third day; 5 terrorists slain, 3 jawans martyred

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Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara, 5 terrorists, one soldier killed

Five terrorists and a soldier were killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC)Â in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said on..
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4 terrorists killed by security forces in J&K's Kulgam

At least four terrorists were killed by security forces here and four weapons were recovered from them on Saturday.
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India hits out at Imran Khan for his comments on J&K domicile rules

India on Saturday hit out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for commenting on the domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir, saying repeated attempts to interfere in India's internal affairs will not..
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J&K political parties call amended domicile rules 'cosmetic'

Several political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday voiced their disappointment over the amendments to the domicile law for the Union Territory, saying these “cosmetic” and “token..
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5 more test Covid-19 positive, tally rises to 75 in J&K


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4 LeT terrorists, 5 overground workers arrested in J&K

Four Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists and five of the terror group's overground workers were arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara and Sopore areas, police said on Friday. Security forces launched..
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J&K: Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists arrested with incriminating material in Sopore

The security personnel also recovered incriminating material from the terrorists, a statement by the Sopore police informed on Friday.
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400 COVID-19 cases with linkage to Tablighi Jamaat found: Health Ministry

"Till now, maximum cases of 173 were found in Tamil Nadu. 11 cases in Rajasthan, 9 cases from Andaman and Nicobar, 47 cases in Delhi, 2 cases in Puducherry, 22 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, 33 cases in..
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Centre redefines domicile for J&K, extends it to those living in UT for over 15 years

In a major decision, the Centre on Tuesday notified changes in domicile rules for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir providing that anyone residing in J&K for 15 years or more will be eligible..
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J&K parties slam Centre's new domicile rules

While the National Conference termed the new domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir as hollow, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the rules will give rise to massive problems for residents of J&K...
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'Insult is heaped on injury': Omar Abdullah slams government over new J&K domicile rule

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah criticised the govt's new domicile rule for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. "Insult is heaped on the injury when we see the law offers none of the..
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Govt announces reservation up to Group-4 jobs for domiciles of J&K

The government has inserted a clause for domicile category under which a person has to stay in the Union Territory for a period of 15 years. Children of all-India services personnel who have served..
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J&K new domicile rule: Person who lives in UT for 15 years is eligible

J&K civil services (decentralisation and recruitment) Act defines a domiciled persons, as the one who has resided for a period of 15 years in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir or has studied for a period of..
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Tracking COVID-19 'super spreader': From J-K to Tablighi event in Delhi and back via UP

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Coronavirus: Army launches campaign in remote J&K areas to assist people

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COVID-19: Declare travel history or face legal action, say authorities in Kashmir

This is the last chance being given to report to authorities about travel history abroad and outside the Valley, failing which one can face imprisonment under provisions of the Disaster Management Act,..
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Several areas surrounding location of positive, untraced contact cases sealed in J&K: Rohit Kansal

"Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to control spread of #Coronavirus. Y'day several areas surrounding location of positive cases or untraced contact cases had to be sealed in Jammu,..
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Pakistan asks international community to urge India to free political prisoners in Kashmir

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K's Poonch

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Amid lockdown, helpline set up for stranded J&K residents in Delhi

The 24x7 helpline with three telephone numbers -- 011-24611210, 24611108, 24615475 -- has been established in Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commission, New Delhi to address the issues of the local..
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A 65-year-old man hailing from Hyderpora area of the city died on Thursday, becoming the first fatality in Jammu and Kashmir due to coronavirus. Authorities in Kashmir have expressed apprehensions that..
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Four more test positive for covid-19 in Kashmir; total cases rise to 11 in J&K

Four people, hailing from Bandipora district, tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the the number of cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 11, officials said. "Four more persons, all from..
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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who was released from detention on Tuesday, has expressed hope that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and others will be released from detention as well.
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Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Srinagar, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to six, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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