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India has stopped sharing hydrological data with Pakistan

India not to renew 1989 agreement, stops sharing hydrological data with Pakistan

The move by the Indian government is considered to be the response to Pakistan's continuous propagation of terror into India and also its attempts to destabilise the normalcy in the Kashmir. 

Odisha govt to remove all structures within 75 metres of Puri Jagannath Mandir

The Odisha government has decided to clear all structures within 75 metres of the Jagannath Mandir at Puri for safety, security and convenience of the pilgrims.

Government serves eviction notices to over 200 former MPs who continue to occupy Lutyens bungalows

The Supreme Court order mandates legislators to vacate their official accommodation in 1 month after the assembly is dissolved
Government has issued blackout order against non-permitted TV channels in Kashmir Valley

Govt orders complete blackout of ‘non-permitted’ channels including Zakir Naik’s Peace TV and Pakistani channels in Kashmir valley

Indian government attempts to plug this vicious attempt of spreading malicious news by various Pakistani propaganda channels.
2 BSNL officers sacked for providing Geelani with an Internet link amidst clampdown

Secret internet access to separatist leader Geelani in Kashmir, BSNL suspends 2 employees

There is a state-wide communication blackout instituted in Jammu and Kashmir after the government abrogated Article 370.
PM Modi launched RuPay card in Bhutan during his two-day state visit to the Himalayan state

PM Narendra Modi launches RuPay card in Bhutan during his two-day visit to the Himalayan state

PM Modi launched RuPay card in Bhutan during his two-day state visit to the Himalayan state
Syed Akbaruddin addressed the media yesterday at the UN, affirmed that any decisions regarding Jammu and Kashmir is India's internal matter and if Pakistan wants any talks with India, it has to stop promoting terrorism first.

We do not need international busybodies to tell us how to run our lives, Pakistan using Jihad to promote violence: Syed Akbaruddin

"India is a vibrant democracy, we do not need international busybodies to tell us how to run our lives", India's ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hints at revision of India’s ‘No First Use’ nuclear doctrine, says it will depend on circumstances in future

Rajnath Singh says India's ‘No First Use’ nuclear doctrine is not permanent, may change on the basis of circumstances
Normalcy returns to valley days after Article 370 was abrogated by GoI

Jammu and Kashmir: Restrictions to be eased as schools and colleges to re-open from Monday, landline phones to be restored

It has been reported that government secretariat and other offices will start functioning from Friday

PM Modi announces creation of Chief of Defence Staff post: Here is what that means

The Chief of Defence Staff will act as a single place defence advisor to the central government
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has established himself as a true leader of the masses, making BJP stronger than ever in Maharashtra

BJP’s Devendrastra: As NCP and Congress crumble, Fadnavis has been winning Maharashtra through massive reforms and outreach across communities

It was not surprising that many stalwarts of NCP and Congress, sensing the end of the road, started sending feelers to BJP with an intention to join the saffron fold just ahead of 2019 General Elections.

High Level Committee recommends CSR expenditure to be made tax deductible, non-compliance to be made civil offence with no imprisonment

High Level Committee on CSR recommends non-compliance should attract only penalty, not jail term

Supreme Court refuses re-verification of NRC process in Assam, orders exclusion list to be published online on August 31

Earlier in July, the Supreme Court had extended its July 31 deadline to August 31 for publication of the final Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Government of India has asked BBC and Al Jazeera to produce evidence of their claims of protests and violence in Kashmir

Fabricated reports on Kashmir: Govt asks BBC and Al-Jazeera to produce raw footage of their reports

Government of India has asked Al-Jazeera and BBC to produce evidence of their claim of large scale protests and violence in Jammu and Kashmir.

The skewed analysis must stop: We need to stop looking at just the repo rates and talk about real rates instead

A recent article by a commentator in Hindustan Times mentions that the MPC had little ability to stimulate growth

Does Pakistan realize they are also the laughing stock of the Muslim world?

The Saudis are going to invest in a 20% stake at an enterprise value of $75 billion and it’s going to be India’s biggest FDI deal

Government extends relief to startups, simplifies the process of angel tax assessment

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified that no verification will be done by an assessing officer if a startup has been recognised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

Is an anti-conversion bill along the lines of Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act on the way?

The Modi government may bring forward a bill to prevent fraudulent religious conversions in the country
MHA denies protests as claimed by foreign news dailies, stating they are “completely fabricated and incorrect”

MHA rubbishes Reuters report claiming 10,000 people had protested in Srinagar, calls it ‘fabricated and incorrect’

Normalcy seems to return to Jammu and Kashmir after the Indian government took a momentous decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.
Russia calls Jammu and Kashmir decision within the framework of India's constitution

The Jammu and Kashmir move is within the frameworks of India’s constitution: Russia backs India

Russia's ministry of foreign affairs has stated that they hope India and Pakistan will not allow the aggravation of the situation after New Delhi's decision over the change in the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

FCRA: Here are the welcome changes in the annual returns form for foreign-funded NGOs by the MHA that deserve praise

The FCRA Wing of the Ministry of Home Affairs must be applauded for these bold revisions.

The long delayed Vistadome trains in Kashmir finally to start operations after abrogation of Article 370?

One of the proposed ventures of the Railways Ministry to help boost tourism in the Valley that has been held up thus far due to terrorism and violence is the Vistadome train.

It is time for Pakistan to accept the reality and stop interfering in internal affairs of other countries: MEA

It is time for Pakistan to accept the reality and stop interfering in internal affairs of other countries: Govt of India

Re-shaping Article 370: Has the Modi government upped its Constitutional game?

The lightning speed with which the Presidential Orders of August 5, 2019, and August 6, 2019, concerning Article 370 have been promulgated thanks has put an end to the 70-year old stalemate created by and surrounding Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

Here is how the Narendra Modi doctrine has broken all psychological barriers and left Pakistan clueless

Among the “retaliatory measures” announced by Pakistan yesterday, and I kid you not, is a threat to observe Aug 15 as a Black Day.

India responds to Pakistan downgrading diplomatic ties with India, says decision on Article 370 entirely internal matter of India

India has regretted Pakistan's decision to downgrade ties with India over Article 370, and urged to review the decision

Rattled after abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan snaps bilateral trade and downgrades diplomatic ties with India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan chaired a National Security meet to discuss the future course of action to be taken up Pakistan after India's move to abrogate Article 370
Kashmiri Pandit women in celebratory mood after news about scrapping of Article 370 hits

I am a Kashmiri Pandit, and with the curtains finally falling on Article 370, I feel empowered and vindicated

The curtains finally fall on Article 370 and with it new dawn of hope, dreams, and aspirations await to embrace us!

Lok Sabha passes resolution to abolish the provisions of Article 370, and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill

Article 370 ceases to exist in its present form, and Jammu and Kashmir has been split into two union territories

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