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Lotus blooming in Kashmir, not bothered by increasing NC-PDP...

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Srinagar: BJP’s National Vice President Avinash Rai Khanna on Sunday said that his party’s migrant councilors declared elected unopposed will work under Government security and BJP is not bothered about increasing approachment between National Conference and PDP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to  (KNS) Khanna said “local body elections show lotus is blooming in Kashmir as most of the BJP candidates have been declared elected unopposed.” When asked that will migrant...

Supreme Court of India adjourns hearing on Article-35A of J&...

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today adjourned hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which gives special rights and privileges to people of Jammu and Kashmir, saying its three-judge bench has been hearing the case and will consider whether it has to be referred to a larger bench. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar said the matter has to be heard by a three-judge bench and Justice D Y Chandrachud, who is also a part...

Ready to talk to Hurriyat, Pakistan, says HM Rajnath Singh...

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Srinagar:Stating that the Government of India was ready to hold talks with Hurriyat, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said that if Hurriyat leadership is ready to come to the table for talks, the government is ready for it. “If Hurriyat is ready to come to the table for talks, we are ready for it. However, as on date, there is no indication from them to this effect,” Rajnthat Singh said. He also said that New Delhi is ready to hold talks with Pakistan if it comes forward to hold...

India approves death penalty for rapists of girls under 12 a...

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New Delhi:India’s Cabinet on Saturday (April 21) approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to widespread outrage and protests over a series of cases. The executive order amends the criminal law to also increase the punishment in other rape cases. For the rape of a girl below the age of 16, the minimum punishment will go up from 10 years to 20 years, while the penalty for the rape of women will...

India shaken after brutal rape-murder of 8 years old Asifa...

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New Delhi:Even as the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old in Kathua in Jammu-Kashmir has shaken the conscience of the nation, celebrities have united against the brutality and are demanding justice for the child. Celebrities like Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin, Vishal Dadlani, Shruti Seth, Swara Bhaskar, Gul Panag among others are sharing pictures of themselves holding a placard expressing a clear and stern message ‘Justice For Our Child,’ ‘Justice For The 8-year-old’. The message...

Nahjul-Balagha teaching`s a solution for humanitarian proble...

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New Delhi:The Ali Society of the Aligarh Muslim University organized a grand commemorative function to celebrate Ali Day on the auspicious occasion of 13th Rajab (birth anniversary of Imam Ali) at the Kennedy Hall Auditorium on.
Noted Indian scholar and Chairman Minority commission Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi, Ayatollah Mahdi Mahdavipour and Mr S.M.A Rizvi (IAS) were the Guests of Honour. The Officiating Vice Chancellor of AMU, PVC Prof Tabassum Shahab presided over the Ali Day function.
Among...

Hassan Rouhani:Muslim nations with Unity and tolerance can s...

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New Delhi:Visiting India, President Dr.Hassan Rouhani has called on all Muslims across the world to preserve their unity in the face of the Israeli regime and other enemies. Rouhani made the remarks after attending the Friday prayers at Makkah Masjid in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the southern Indian province of Telangana. Rouhani also censured the US for recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, calling on the Muslims to support the Palestinian cause. He also lashed...

Iranian President on 3 day visit to India will met with PM a...

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President Rouhani’s maiden visit to India on Thu. aims at cementing bilateral ties through signing several MoUs, deputy head of presidential public relations said Wednesday.Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for communications and information, Parviz Esmaeili, said Rouhani’s visit is in response to the historic visit by Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to Tehran back in May 2016. Meeting with Muslim scholars in Hyderabad, the capital of southern India’s Telangana state, as...

Interrogating our Public Health Care System...

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The repetition of the ghastly episode were 49 children died in Farrukhabad at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital this September is nothing but a reflection of our health inequities that is deep rooted in our public healthcare system. In all 19 children died during delivery and 30 children at the hospital’s unit for newborns, reviving memories of Gorakhpur tragedy. This article reflects upon the idiosyncrasies and blemishes that is feeding our public healthcare and argues desperately for a need...

Only dialogue can solve Kashmir,India has created a mess in ...

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New Delhi:India has created a “mess” in Kashmir in the past 15 months, India’s former Intelligence chief said during a debate with a former Pakistani head of Intelligence in London on Friday night, urging the need for “imagination” and dialogue going forward.
“It’s high time we started talking,” said Amarjit Singh Dulat, former Research and Analysis Wing head, who spoke at a packed event held by the London School of Economics’ South Asia Forum, on the ability of...