5 people including 3 minors drown in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: Five people including three minors drowned in separate incidents in Udhampur and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. Preeti (4) and Jyoti (5), originally from Rajasthan, lived in a slum cluster along the banks of Dhirma stream in Udhampur and drowned on Friday as the water level in the […]

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Supreme Court to examine challenges to abrogation of Article 370; refers matter to five-judge bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday referred a batch of petitions challenging the changes brought in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 to a five-judge Constitution bench. The apex court issued notices to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a batch of pleas challenging the presidential […]

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Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) condemns Press Council of India’s move in Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Indian Women’s Press Corps on Monday condemned the Press Council of India’s move to approach the Supreme Court supporting the Centre’s decision to impose restrictions on communication in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions, and asserted that it was a “unilateral action”. The application filed in the Supreme […]

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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) at Srinagar centre postponed: IAF

New Delhi: The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), scheduled to be held in Srinagar on August 24, has been postponed, the IAF said on Friday, citing failure of the candidates to download hall tickets due to the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley. However, the examination to be held at centres established in Leh […]

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Top Army commander visits forward bases along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi: The Northern Army commander visited forward bases in Poonch and Akhnoor sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday and expressed satisfaction at the measures adopted by the forces to counter infiltration. The visit by General Officer Commanding, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh comes in the wake of nearly a dozen […]

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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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