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Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Verdict:Land must be given to Hindus fo...

( India )

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple by a Trust at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a “prominent” place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh In a bid to put an end to the more than a century old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation, the court in a unanimous 5-0 verdict ruled that the 2.77 acres of disputed land...

Phone, internet shutdown in J&K ‘illegal and unconsti...

( India )

New Delhi:Notifications and orders shutting down mobile, landline and internet services in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 were “illegal and unconstitutional”, the Supreme Court was told Tuesday. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was told that even after 90 days, communication services — data, internet, pre-paid mobiles and SMS — were not operational in the Kashmir Valley, affecting the working of the media. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing...

Opposition Leaders Slammed Modi government over EU delegatio...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

New Delhi:Leaders of opposition political parties attacked central government for allowing a foreign delegation of European Union MP`s to Kashmir. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has also joined other opposition leaders in attacking the government for allowing a foreign delegation of European Union MPs to visit Kashmir. She said, “European MPs in Kashmir allowed to visit and intervene, but Indian MPs and leaders were sent back from the airport as soon as they arrived! This is a very unique...

India Has Given World Peace, Not War, Says Modi in UN Genera...

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Geneva:In a strong message against terror, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the UN General Assembly Sept. 27 that India has given the world the message of peace, “Buddha,” and not war, “yuddh,” and that is why its voice not only carries seriousness when it alerts the world against terrorism, but anger too — in an oblique reference to the terrorism wrought in India by Pakistan-backed elements. Addressing the 74th UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Modi also said that a “world...

Over 500 academics, scientists call for an end of curfew in ...

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New Delhi: Over 500 academics and scientists released a statement on expressing their deep concern about the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, over a month-and-a-half since the Indian government abrogated special status for the state under Article 370 of the Constitution. Jammu and Kashmir has been under a curfew since August 5, when its special status was scrapped. National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti have been put under detention,...

Restore Article 370, 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, Withdraw Army...

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New Delhi: A team of Indian women’s rights activists raised concerns over alleged human rights violations in Kashmir after a visit to the Valley, and demanded that Article 370 be restored and the Army as well as paramilitary forces be withdrawn with immediate effect. A fact-finding report released by a team of women activists has made disturbing allegations against the Indian Army deployed in Jammu and Kashmir. The allegations include the “lifting” of 13,000 young boys by Army personnel,...

Human life is more important than Internet Service: Jitendra...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

New Delhi:Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh has claimed that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal after the abrogation of Article 370. He insisted that human life is more important than internet connectivity. While speaking at India Today Conclave 2019 on Friday, Jitendra Singh called the Opposition hypocrites who did not want democracy to be more open. Jitendra Singh claimed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir will come forward in support of the Union government’s...

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind says Kashmir integral part of India,Supp...

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New Delhi:Indian Famous Religious Muslim Organization Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JuH) on Thursday came out in support of the Narendra Modi led Government`s decision of scrapping provisions of Article 370, saying Kashmir is an “integral part” of the India and the welfare of people in the Valley lies in their integration with India. In the resolution passed in its annual general meeting held in Capital New Delhi, JuH rallied for a united India. “It is our belief that the welfare of the...

India’s space agency lost contact with spacecraft minu...

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New Delhi:India’s Hopes To land on the moon have been dashed after its national space agency said it lost contact with a spacecraft just minutes before landing.India had hope to become the fourth country after the US, Russia and China, to successfully land on the moon. The country also aimed to be the first to land in the Southern Polar region, an area the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said was “completely unexplored”. “The Vikram lander descent was [going] as planned and normal...

Another IAS officer of Karnataka resigns for ‘ethical...

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Bengaluru: S. Sasikanth Senthil, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka on Friday, resigned from his post citing that he could no longer continue in office when the “fundamental building blocks of democracy were being compromised in an unprecedented manner”. Senthil is a 2009 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. “I have taken this decision as I feel that it is unethical for me to continue as...