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Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune...

Delhi: The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested...

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.

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

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

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.

Kisan Mukti Yathra demands higher minimum support price and freedom from...

The protests are also a part of a series of farmer protests held this year in Delhi including the 9th August Jail Bharo by AIKS on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement and the 5th September Mazdoor-Kisan Sangharsh Rally jointly organised by CITU-AIKS-AIAWU in Delhi.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ready to talk with Hurriyat only when they stop taking advice...

Speaking in an event at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), the Governor said that his job was to create a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley and facilitate talks between the Government of India and all stakeholders.

In Gujarat’s remote village, a pregnant wife fights a lone battle...

Ashiyana Theba (22) came to Delhi from a remote village of Kutch, Gujarat. She is planning to fight until she finds her husband. She says, "PM Modi's Gujarat model is made up of blood and tears of poor people."

On the suspicion of love: Dalit man lynched in Rajasthan by...

20-year old Asaram Meghawal was asked to come over to meet Dinesh Singh, Shravan Singh and Anil, who are the residents of the same village, but belong to the landed dominant Rajput caste. As soon as Asaram reached their house, he was allegedly beaten up by Dinesh and others with sticks, sharp weapons and cycle chains.

Kashmir Valley Observes Shutdown to Mourn the Kulgam Killings

According to reports, people took to streets at several villages like Khudwani, Qaimoh, Hawoora, Poniwaha, Laroo and DH Pora and staged protests against the killing of seven civilians in a blast at gunfight site at Laroo village.

With the murder accused being granted bail, there is no justice...

The family’s fight for justice received major jolt as all the accused including the prime accused Naresh were given bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Arrested Students and Faculty Members Released, Manipur University Returns to Normalcy...

After a series of meetings that happened between the Manipur government and protesting students, Manipur University students and faculty have been released from the Jail.

Journalists Were Thrashed By Forces at Fateh Kadal Gunfight Site

As per the journalists who were abused by the police, they had followed the orders of police and was well within the line that the police had drawn for them.

AMU Sedition Row: Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Discussed the Matter...

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik intervened in the AMU sedition row.

Boycott over Ballot is a clear Message to New Delhi: Joint...

By rejecting the elections, the JRL said that the people of Kashmir have conveyed that they are under forcible control since 1947.

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in...

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

Students of Kashmir University Marched in Solidarity with Aligarh Muslim University...

A march was carried out by the students of Kashmir University, Hazratbal on Monday in support of the students who were suspended for organizing the funeral of Mannan Wani at Aligarh Muslim University.

AMU Scholar turned militant Manan Wani killed along with associate in...

Manan Wani, a PhD scholar of Aligarh Muslim University was killed along with his associate in a gunfight with security forces at Shatgund village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara District on Thursday.

Kashmir records 3.5 percent turnout for third phase of ULB polls

In the third phase of urban local body polls, Kashmir valley recorded 3.5 percent turnout while Jammu witnessed 81.4 percent voter turnout.

Mainstream parties question the impartiality of Governor’s office in J&K

The National Conference (NC) and the Congress questioned the impartiality of the Governor Satyapal Malik when he favoured the appointment of Junaid Azim Mattu as the Mayor of Srinagar.

Municipal Polls 2018 Second Phase: Kashmir Records the Lowest Turnout

While the capital Srinagar and South Kashmir’s Anantnag town witnessed a total boycott of the electoral exercise, the provinces of Jammu observed brisk polling throughout the day.

Delhi High Court accepts CBI Closure Report for the case of...

The CBI had maintained that they had not found credible evidence regarding Najeeb Ahmed being assaulted a night before his disappearance and therefore, the case could not proceed further. Accepting the contention, the Delhi High Court directed the counsel for Fatima Nafees, who is Najeeb Ahmed’s mother, to pursue the case in the trial court.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Shutdown, Clashes Marks polling Day in Kashmir

While there were reports of stone pelting in some areas of northern Kashmir, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, Adil Ali Buhroo and a pregnant woman were injured in clashes during the first phase of urban local body elections

High Alert in Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Polls

High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday.

Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Workers of National Conference in Srinagar

As per sources, the trio were having a conversation near a shop at Karfali Mohalla, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them. Both Wani and Bhat were close aides of MLA Habbakadal, Shameema Firdous while Zangoo was working as block president of NC in Habbakadal area.

Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Transfer Kathua Gang rape and Murder...

The bench rejected the plea stating that the matter did not require fresh investigation.

Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of...

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

National Conference Boycotts Upcoming Municipal and Panchayat Elections in Kashmir

National Conference will not participate in these elections (panchayat), unless & until the Government of India and the state government clarify its position in the matter of Article 35 A and takes effective steps for the protection of this Article",

Boycotting Civic polls is aiding BJP in Kashmir: Congress

The Congress blamed the NC and the PDP for assisting the rise of right-wing ideology in the state by not participating in the upcoming urban local bodies (ULB) polls

Bitcoin scam: Largest financial scam after Demonetization

Unable to approach the police, Bhatt and nine accomplices kidnapped two BitConnect representatives and demanded Rs 2256 bitcoin as ransom. Pladiya, however, wanted more. Paladiya then contacted Kotadiya and used the help of local police to extort Bhatt’s bitcoin. Bhatt spilled the plans by choosing to meet the police. 8 policemen have been suspended following the allegations.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

Rajasekharan Parameswaran Sets Guinness World Record Again

It is Guinness time again for Rajasekharan and this time around, for the love of puzzles, Parameswaran has created the world’s largest Devil’s knot or Edakoodam.

Talking Point: A conversation with Artist Remesh MR

‘Thoda’ (2012) is a book written by Remesh MR and published by Olive Publications. An artist hailing from the Mullukkuruma community depicts his region and its culture and customs through words and art. As someone who belongs to, and grew up in the community, his voice gives a fresh take on all the aspects covered in the book. Interview with the author.

Do Not Harass the Families of Militants: High Court Directs to...

Advocate Mir Shafaqat Hussain along with Mir Wajid submitted before the court that “a militant holds a gun, his family cannot be victimized; their right to life and liberty is an individual right under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution.”

Aligarh Encounter: Mothers demand justice for their innocent sons who were...

The police gave them 100 INR for conveyance. Heena and Shabana went to the hospital only to find their children's dead bodies being dumped in the morgue of the hospital. Shabana recalled tearfully, "the bodies were battered and injured. Their faces were swollen. There were bloodstains on their faces."

Talib Hussain Faces Death Threats in Police Custody

A jail inmate who was with him was released last week. He confirmed that the assistant superintendent of the police (SP) and others are hatching a plot to kill him before his next hearing on September 25.

UP government harassment of Dr. Kafeel Khan continues

The relentless attack on Dr. Kafeel Khan and his family by the Yogi Adityanath led UP government continues, as he has been arrested and put in Gorakhpur jail once again along with his brother Adeel Khan.

40000 Additional Forces deployed for 2018 civic Polls

the additional 40,000 soldiers would be primarily deployed for “area domination”, night patrolling and security for contestants if needed.

Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.  The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE. 

Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

Mosque in Sheetala Colony Sealed After Complaints from Hindutva Groups

Gurgaon was in news this year when Hindutva groups disrupted Friday prayers in open spaces by the Muslims. Back then, they threatened the permanent closure of Friday prayers by Muslims in the open, citing traffic hassles. However, most of these prayers were held in parks, barren lands, or lanes which hardly caused any traffic problem

Governor Promises Corruption Free Governance in the Jammu and Kashmir

I have kept the doors of Raj Bhavan open for the public. They can come and meet me any time,” he said, adding that he won’t hesitate to meet people even at midnight. He said that he would “respectfully” listen to the complaints and grievances of the general public.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not...

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

Till now,  54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir's Kathua district in January.