Article 370 had become shield for terrorists: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Saturday that Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, had become a platform to “shield” terrorists and their patrons. “The government’s decision on Article 370 was taken in the interest of the nation as well as the common people of Jammu and […]

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Pakistan violates ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said. The firing from across the border started in Nowshera sector at around 6.30 am, prompting strong and effective retaliation by Indian […]

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We would like to give little time: Supreme Court on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea seeking removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre said curbs are being lifted gradually During the hearing, the Centre told the apex court that the situation is improving in […]

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Muslim Rashtriya Manch leaders detained for bid to protest against Pak

New Delhi: Functionaries of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an RSS arm, were taken into preventive custody here on Wednesday when they attempted to hold a protest against Pakistan for its ‘false’ propaganda against abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Art 370, police said. They were detained as there was no permission […]

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AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi for restoring communication in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday asked the government to remove the restrictions on communication links in Kashmir. “No phone works there. Internet is a far-off thing,” Owaisi said while addressing an Eid Milap at his party’s office on Tuesday night. “I said in Parliament that if Kashmir people are so happy… let […]

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Election Commission holds informal discussion on Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation

New Delhi: Following the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories, the Election Commission (EC) held informal discussions on the latest developments on Tuesday. The poll panel is also learnt to have discussed the proposed delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir, where the Assembly election is due. EC sources said the Ministry of […]

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Supreme Court refuses to pass directions on lifting of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir; will take up matter after 2 weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to pass any immediate directions to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea seeking lifting of all restrictions imposed after the abrogation of Article 370. The apex court said that it will wait for return of normalcy and take up the matter after two […]

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Eid in Jammu and Kashmir passes off peacefully barring few incidents, no firing in Valley: Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S P Pani

New Delhi: Barring a few minor incidents in which some people were injured, Eid al-Adha festivities passed off peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir, and there was no firing anywhere in the Kashmir Valley, the police said on Monday. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S P Pani also said the Jammu and Kashmir administration was committed […]

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Chidambaram only a burden on earth,says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on P Chidambaram, saying the veteran Congress leader was “only a burden” on the earth. The chief minister was responding to criticism of his party by Chidambaram who had reportedly said that if the Centre decided to make Tamil Nadu a […]

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Article 370 removal will result in end of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir : Union Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution will lead to end of terrorism and progress of the region. Speaking at the launch of a book on Vice President M Venkiah Naidu here, Shah said he firmly believed […]

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