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Reject Article 370 as Kashmir’s connect to India: Jaitley

Reject Article 370 as Kashmir’s connect to India: Jaitley

New Delhi, Apr 15: Calling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir the biggest challenge before India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it cannot be solved until the “failed obsolete thought” of Article 370 as a “loose constitutional connect” between the state and the rest of the country is rejected. He said the challenge needs […]

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‘Crying girl’ image near US-Mexico border wins World Press Photo award

‘Crying girl’ image near US-Mexico border wins World Press Photo award

New Delhi, Apr 14: A photograph of a toddler crying helplessly near the US-Mexico border has won the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award. Captured by Getty Images senior staff photographer John Moore, the image titled “Crying Girl on the Border” shows Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez crying as she and her mother, Sandra […]

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Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking ban against Farooq Abdullah, Omar, Mehbooba

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking ban against Farooq Abdullah, Omar, Mehbooba

New Delhi, Apr 12: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on Kashmiri leaders Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah from participating in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench headed by Justice Ravindra Bhat asked petitioner and advocate Sanjjiiv Kkumar to approach the Election Commission. Thereafter, […]

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India, Pakistan trade heavy fire across LoC

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire across LoC

Jammu: The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, the Defence Ministry said. “At about 8.30 a.m., Pakistan initiated unprovoked shelling using mortars and firing small arms along the LoC in Sawjian sector,” Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said. The […]

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I have 5 different leg-spin variations: Rashid Khan

I have 5 different leg-spin variations: Rashid Khan

Hyderabad: It looked like the match was going down to the wire before Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Rashid Khan hit a four and a six off the last two balls off the 19th over from Jofra Archer to finish the game against Rajasthan Royals on Friday. Known as a bowler who can bat, the Afghanistan bowler […]

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Facebook mentions Kashmir separately along with India, other countries

Facebook mentions Kashmir separately along with India, other countries

New Delhi, Mar 27: As Facebook announced it has removed thousands of fake Pages and accounts, the social media giant mentioned Kashmir separately along with India and a few other countries, giving an impression that Kashmir is independent of India. In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook’s Head of Cybersecurity Policy mentioned Kashmir as a […]

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WhatsApp becomes new arena for political messaging

WhatsApp becomes new arena for political messaging

87,000 groups created to target voters

New Delhi, Mar 24: The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp – and not its parent company Facebook – has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging. According to WhatsApp, over 20 crore Monthly Active Users (MAUs) are […]

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NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact

NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact

Jammu, March 20: The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have “friendly fights” in two places — Baramulla and Anantnag. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and National Conference stalwart Farooq Abdullah made the announcement here. While the National Conference […]

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‘Team Jammu’s’ fight against drug abuse gets J&K Govt’s attention

‘Team Jammu’s’ fight against drug abuse gets J&K Govt’s attention

Jammu: Launched way back in 2014-a social body named ‘Team Jammu’, finally attracted an attention of the Jammu and Kashmir Government, by getting representation into the state Drug De-Addiction Centre Monitoring Committees. ‘Team Jammu’, headed by journalist turned social activist, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, launched its fight not only against the discrimination faced by the Jammu […]

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SC slams petitioner who wants Muslims sent to Pakistan

SC slams petitioner who wants Muslims sent to Pakistan

New Delhi, Mar 15: The Supreme Court on Friday took to task a petitioner whose PIL had sought that all Indian Muslims be sent to Pakistan and the Hindus there be brought to India. Pulling up Sangat Singh Chauhan, who had moved the PIL, the bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Vineet Saran […]

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