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Manipur government asks for exemption from Citizen Amendment Bill

Manipur:The Manipur government has asked the central government to exempt it from the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). CAB was passed by Lok Sabha on January 8, 2018, and has led to protests in the...

We are not carrying any weapons with us, says Donta Prasanth at HCU

Hyderabad:On Saturday 5th of January, a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Podile Appa Rao was pasted outside of the hostel doors of three students active in Ambedkar Students Association (ASA). Sreeja Vastavi, Munna Sannaki and...

Norway ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir Issue: Says Norway’s PM

On the eve of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Norway’s Prime Minister said that her country is willing to mediate a dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, provided both sides wanted the same.

UAE Prince Finalises Projects with Pakistan During his Visit

On Sunday, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said that the UAE prince would discuss the project of oil refinery with the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

War of words between Rahul and Sitharaman over HAL

In another press conference, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Rahul Gandhi was acting in the interest of promoting the Dassault Aviation competitor, Eurofighter.

A calendar celebrating 12 Women legends of Kashmir

The move was initiated by nine female artists who worked on the inspirational lives of 12 Kashmiri women from past to contemporary times and framed a calendar for 2019.

Palestine bans agriculture products from Israel

This announcement came after the Palestinian cabinet led by president Mahmoud Abbas conducted a meeting in Ramallah city in the central occupied west bank.

Asif Saeed Khosa is the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

On Wednesday, a notification was released by the law ministry of Pakistan declaring Asif Saeed to be the new Chief Justice of the country.

Police Played Prominent Role in Bringing Peace to Jammu and Kashmir: DGP

The DGP also appreciated the role of police in tackling law and order challenges on the ground and praised them for conducting the urban local body elections and panchayat polls in a smooth way.

The soft-hindutva politics of the Congress

This is not the first time that Congress has resorted to soft Hindutva politics. Rajiv Gandhi won the elections in 1984 elections, owing to the anti-sikh riots and the polarisation of the electorate along communal lines.

Israel Approves New Settlements in West Bank

The approval comes after the settlement sub-committee in the administration’s Supreme Planning Council discussed the plans on Tuesday and Wednesday and gave a final approval for 30 of these units.

Aash to organise Mass Wedding in Srinagar

The group had already organised a grand mass wedding at Khan Sahib, Budgam, in which almost 50 girls belonging to the economically backward families, got married.

Manipur Journalist Union turns a blind eye towards the plight of fellow journalist arrested...

This comes at a time when India’s rankings in the world press freedom index is a subject of discussion at the Lok Sabha.

University of Kashmir Bans Wearing of Pheran in Library Premises

Keeping in mind the banning of Pheran at the civil secretariat and the department of education Kashmir, the Allama Iqbal library of the University of Kashmir, also imposed a ban on the dress and asked the students to not enter the library premises wearing Pheran.

Pakistan Remembers Benazir Bhutto on her 11th Death Anniversary

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is intending to organise a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in Larkana district of Sindh.

Civilian killings have enraged people: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

He also said that Delhi has been has been mishandling the Kashmir situation for the past several decades by ignoring ground realities.

Imran Khan Contacts UN Chief, Conveys Concern over Human Rights Violation in Jammu and...

Khan also contacted the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to express his concern at the ongoing situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

This move came after the prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison, during a speech in Sydney, approved the resolution taken by the United States.

TISS student commits suicide: Blames professor named in #metoo

As per media reports, Sanket, an engineering graduate who was pursuing masters in Organisational Development, Change and Leadership at TISS had named professor P Vijayakumar, Chairperson of Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership of School of Management and Labour Studies, in the suicide note which was retrieved from his first floor flat.

President Rule Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir from 19th December

The decision comes after the governor Satya Pal Malik had sent a report to the central government recommending the imposition of president rule.

Pakistan hosts Peace Talk between US and Taliban

The Taliban officials had earlier said that the presence of international forces in Afghanistan was the main obstacle to establishing peace in the country and have maintained that issues such as mutual recognition with the Kabul government, constitutional changes and women’s rights could be negotiated.

Upcoming State and Parliamentary Elections: Congress requests for pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

The statement comes out a day after the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the forthcoming assembly polls in the Jammu and Kashmir.

NRC: A state sponsored tool for long-standing communal tension

Of the 3.3 crores of people who applied to be included, almost 40 lakh people were left out of the final NRC draft published on July 30.

Government of India is using every weapon to muzzle our voice: Geelani

He also said that the armed forces could not stop them from pursuing their cause of right to self-determination.

Need to replace the idea of Azad Kashmir within the framework of Indian Constitution:...

Mehbooba further said that peace was the only way for better governance and that Kashmiris were suffering from 1947.

Mayhem in Kashmir Valley: seven civilians killed by armed forces

An army spokesperson said that the government launched a cordon-and-search-operation following a tip-off about the presence of militants.

Youngest Pellet victim of Kashmir Valley Hiba Jan Undergo Second Surgery

Talking to the reporters, the victim’s father Nisar Ahmad said that they have been praying and hoping that the surgery is a success for her.

Great March Protests: 72 people injured by Israeli forces

As per reports, Israeli forces used lethal weapons against the demonstrators and injured 72 civilians including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip.

What is in a name?: The BJP politics of name changing

As per media reports, the Union Home Ministry has given consent to the proposals of name change in 25 villages and towns across different parts of the country in a year.

Pakistan is not Facing Economic Crisis: Finance Minister

He further stated that there were some elements which were creating misconceptions and chaos with regard to the economy of the country.

Women under Modi Government: Promises and Reality

As recent as 2018, Shobha Chauhan, the BJP candidate from Sojat Assembly seat in Rajasthan told the people of her constituency said that she will not let police intervene in child Marriages in Rajasthan if BJP was elected to power.

PDP would launch agitation if Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley were not Granted Divisional...

Mehbooba also said that the governor should not encroach upon the democratic space in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

From Economic Advisor to Finance Minister: The Complete Story of Haseeb Drabu’s Political Career

It is also said that Drabu played an instrumental role while negotiating the terms and conditions of the agenda of the PDP-BJP alliance.

Taxation in Pakistan: Hysteria of Sin Tax

In Urdu translation, sin tax is called as “Gunnah tax” which would be imposed on cigarettes and sugary beverages which would in turn be diverted to the health budget.

In India, demonetisation choked every sector, hitting small business the worst

The largest impact of the move was the hit on micro, small and medium enterprises.

USA approaches Pakistan for help in Taliban Peace Talks

Talking to media persons, Khan said that the USA president who had always used tough language against the nation, has now requested for help.

Manipuri Journalist in Detention for FB Post

Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem has been in detention since November 27, 2018, in Manipur under the draconian National Safety Act (NSA) for posting anti-BJP posts on Facebook. His FB posts had questioned the Manipur state government’s decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of Rani of Jhansi.

Fugitive Economic Offenders: All You Need To Know

The decision came in the midst of an increase in criticism against the Modi government, for its inability to handle high profile economic offenders, fleeing the country

India’s Crude Oil Import the Highest in Over 7 Years

Data coming out from PPAC suggest that the domestic production of crude oil has hit an all-time low, at 20,954 thousand tonnes, dipping by 5 percent in a single month.

Pakistani Police Women Foiled the Terror Attack near Chinese Consulate

Earlier, three terrorists of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) carried out an attack, attempting to barge into the consulate.

Six Militants killed in a Joint Operation in Anantnag Gunfight

The slained militants were associated with both the Hizbul and the Lashkar-i-Toiba.

Bhim Army Chief to gift Constitution to Ayodhya DM

Azad told NDTV that he made the decision to go to Ayodhya after he heard that many Muslim residents were leaving Ayodhya in fear.

Azam Khan’s testimony and Haren Pandya’s Murder

Khan also claimed that he had informed the CBI investigator in 2010, about Sohrabuddin’s role in the Pandya case.

Imran Khan Unveils Four Point Plan to Uplift Country in Malaysia

During his two day official visit to Malaysia, the prime minister that the incumbent government wanted to uplift the living standards of the poor and the downtrodden segments of the society by revamping governance and weeding out corruption.

Dissolved Assembly for the interest of People: Governor Satya Pal Malik

The governor had dissolved the assembly within few minutes citing that there were possibilities of a derailment of the ongoing panchayat elections.

Former CBI investigator alleges criminal-politician-police nexus behind Tulsiram and Sohrabuddin fake encounters

Talmadge also alleged that they “used criminals” (Sohrabuddin Shaikh, Tulsiram and Azam Khan) to open fire at the office of Popular Builders, Ahmedabad in 2004.

Former CBI officer claims Amith Shah benefited from the Soharabuddin’s murder

Mr. Thakur claimed that other than Mr Shah, former Deputy Inspector-General of the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) D.G. Vanzara, former Superintendent of Police (Udaipur) Dinesh M.N., former Superintendent of Police (Ahmedabad) Rajkumar Pandiyan, and former Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ahmedabad) Abhay Chudasama had benefited from the encounter of Sohrabuddin.

Political Drama Ends in Jammu and Kashmir with Dissolving of Assembly

The governor whose term would end in March 2021, dissolved the assembly after the political parties staked claim to form the government.

PM Imran Khan Likely to Visit UAE for Economic Package

Presently, Pakistan is facing a current account deficit of $18billion.

Supreme Court Dismisses the Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Talib Hussain

A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition on the grounds that the petitioner failed to appear before the court despite the court's order.

Women activists hounded, attacked and transferred for trying to visit Sabarimala

Various Sangh Parivar affiliated organisations are behind these attacks on women activists.

Killers Of Avni Felicitated With A Statue

The felicitation was organised just a day after a post-mortem report contradicting the accounts of the hunters had come out.

Nine Phased Panchayat Polls Begin in Jammu and Kashmir

In the first phase, around 47 blocks would go for the polls, out of which 16 blocks are from Kashmir, 21 from Jammu and 10 from Ladakh region.

Pakistan Would Receive $3 Billion first Aid from Saudi Kingdom in a few Days

In an interview to a news channel, the Saudi envoy said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would release the amount of $3 billion in terms of the balance of payment.

Kathua Rape and Murder case: Family Removes Deepika Rajawat as lawyer

Rajawat was praised by activists and the civil circles for her ‘bravery’ earlier and was also given awards in this regard.

Alienation among Kashmiri Youth is more now: Omar Abdullah

The former chief minister, as well as the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah, said that Kashmir youth are more alienated today than they were in the early 1990s.

Basant Rath Transferred from IGP Traffic Jammu and Kashmir after an online tiff with...

In a tweet, Rath called had Mattu “cabbage” on the issue of Srinagar’s wetlands.

Palestinians Observe 14th Death Anniversary of Yasser Arafat

The Israeli government had attempted to assassinate Arafat many a time. Though all of them were unsuccessful, it has been alleged that Arafat was killed using poison.

Pakistan Celebrates 141st Birthday of National Poet Iqbal

Iqbal is also admired by Indians for writing the patriotic song Tarani-Hindi, popularly known as ‘Sare Jahan se Aacha’.

CSPEs Partially funded the Statue of Unity

The CAG report goes on to add that the contribution towards this project did not qualify as CSR activity as per schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013 as it was not a heritage asset.

Symbiosis Law School Suspends Students Over #Metoo Posts Against Professor

The students are fourth-year B.A LLB students at the campus who were asked to take down the post, apologise and were threatened with rustication by the University officials.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Crime Branch Presses Perjury Charges against the Witness

The session judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh issued a show cause notice to Ajay Kumar to explain why an action shouldn’t be initiated against him.

Tigress Avni Killed By Infamous Hunter

The tigress is believed to have killed 13 people of which 5 were reported dead within 24 hours in August of this year.

Protest of BTC and TET qualified candidates crushed by police

The protesters were demanding that the government make appointments to vacant 27000 assistant teacher positions immediately.

PC Junaid Mattu Elected as Srinagar Mayor

Mattu was the former spokesperson of the National Conference (NC), who had resigned from the NC in September to contest for the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls.

Kewal Kumar Sharma is the New Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik appointed Kewal Kumar Sharma, a former bureaucrat, as his fourth advisor.

Kashmir Valley Receives First Snowfall in November after 9 Years

This is the fourth time since 2000 that the valley has recorded snowfall in November.

Missing Kashmiri Student from Sharda University Joins Militancy: Released Photo and Audio Clip

On Friday evening, the picture of Ehtisham, who was studying at Sharda University in Greater Noida showed up on social media platforms, wielding a gun with an audio message where he pledged his allegiance to the ‘Islamic State’ group led by Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Kashmiri Student Missing from Sharda University: Family seeks the help of Governor

Earlier, Ehtisham was thrashed by goons in the same campus and in the ensuing shuffle, he was injured and hospitalized. According to Ehtisham’s father, Bilal Ahmad Sofi, all was well until October 4.

State Secretary of BJP and brother killed by unknown gunmen in Kishtwar

According to police sources, Anil Parihar, state secretary of BJP and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were returning home after closing their shop at Tappal Mohalla in Old Town, when unidentified attackers opened fire on them near the Veterinary hospital.

JRL to frame Joint Strategy to help Kashmiris amidst suppression from Indian forces

The JRL also strongly condemned the bloodshed, night raids, arrest spree of youth, thrashing of residents during CASO and damaging property at large scale across the Kashmir by the Indian forces present in the Valley.

Bhima Koregaon: Sudha Bharadwaj Arrested by Maharashtra Police

Sudha Bharadwaj, lawyer and activist, was arrested by the Maharashtra police on Saturday (27th October) in connection with the investigation of Elgar Parishad organised on December 31st prior to the 200th anniversary observation of Bhima Koregaon.

Militants Attack BSF Vehicle at Srinagar: Three Troops Injured

This is the third major attack in a week. Earlier, militants had attacked the army camp at Tral, in which two troops were killed and the CISF camp in Nowgam Srinagar, in which one officer was killed.

Central University Professors Send Mass Emails to President against Imposition of CCS Conduct Rules

Ever since the circular regarding the implementation of CCS conduct rules were sent to the universities, professors across universities have opposed the order enmasse.

Governor Exposed the Fraud Recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Bank Creates Outcry

Talking to the reporter on Times Now, the governor said that the politicians in the previous BJP-PDP government had changed the entire selection list of candidates to accomodate their relatives and workers in the J&K Bank.

Who owns Sabarimala temple?

The head priest at Sabarimala temple had recently declared that he would shut down the shrine if any woman of the age group 10-50 were allowed to enter the temple and that he would hand-over the keys to the Pandhalam palace. This has sparked a debate on the ownership of the temple.

SFI Sweeps Pondicherry University Polls

This is the first time in the University’s history that SFI had won all the major posts, contesting alone.

Ensuring security for Panchayat Polls would be more challenging: JK Police

As per police sources, the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be more challenging than the recently concluded municipal elections in terms of security.

Eight year old Mohammad Azeem killed in a fight in Delhi

According to CCTV footage, the children broke out into a fight and Azeem’s head hit a motorbike parked there where he died of internal bleeding.

Autonomy is the Best Way to Solve Kashmir Dispute: Omar Abdullah

Omar also said that the lack of infrastructure and unemployment is one the biggest problem in Kashmir and the people in the State were also suffering due to non-governance and lack of accountability.