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10 SDF MLAs join the saffron party

Big boost to BJP in Sikkim as 10 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join the party

Sikkim was the only state in the northeast where BJP had no presence until today

Pakistan bets on Arundhati Roy, Mamata Banerjee, Congress and Communist parties to drive their agenda over Kashmir

Earlier, an ‘intellectual’ from Pakistan has endorsed genocide against Hindus in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.

Kashmir will not be part of India on 100th Independence Day, says Congress ally MDMK chief Vaiko

MDMK Chief V Gopalaswamy or Vaiko had opposed the scrapping of Article 370 on the floor of Rajya Sabha. Vaiko, while speaking in Rajya Sabha on the same day, had called it a "day of sorrow".
Salman Khurshid concurs with the government’s move to abrogate Article 370

Split in Congress over Article 370 continues, now Salman Khurshid claims Congress too would have aspired to revoke it

Congress leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia, Janardan Dwivedi, and Deepender Hooda have already gone against the party stand applauding the government’s move to abrogate Article 370

A desperate move by a beleaguered mafia: Pakistan offers Shobhaa De as Qurbani on Eid

Abdul Basit revealed that he had influenced Shobhaa De into peddling the Pakistani narrative in an article, advocating for a plebiscite in Kashmir
Image Source: Scroll

Congress’ Mani Shankar Aiyar likens Kashmir to Palestine, calls Modi a ‘Zionist trampling on freedom of Kashmiris’

In his 2015 interview to a Pakistani news channel, Aiyar had famously asked for Pakistan's help to 'remove' PM Modi and bring a Congress government to power.

‘Liberals’ are working with Pakistan and undermining Indian interests, we can no longer ignore it

The liberal narrative coincides with the narrative of the Pakistan establishment too often to be dismissed as mere coincidence.

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti get in a nasty fight over BJP, authorities forced to house them separately: Report

Both the minister's had been detained by the Jammu and Kashmir police as a preventive measure on August 5
Eid being celebrated peacefully around Jammu and Kashmir

Watch: Eid celebrated peacefully across Jammu and Kashmir even as vested interests continue to fearmonger

Many people, including political leaders, media portals and individuals with vested interests have been indulging in blatant fear-mongering and spreading of misinformation regarding the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah Faesal reportedly detained at Delhi airport while trying to leave country

After getting endorsement from Congress leader P Chidambaram, IAS-turned-politician Shah Faesal threatens ‘revenge’ against India

Interestingly, the violent statements of Shah Faesal come just after Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram had praised him while trying to insinuate that the abolition of Article 370 was "the biggest betrayal".
Digvijay Singh mirrors Pakistan's line on Kashmir,

Be careful or we will lose Kashmir: Digvijay Singh toes Pakistan’s line yet again, threatens India

Congress seems to be determined to echo Pakistan's narrative over the issues of national security. Even after the Balakot airstrikes, Congress' statements had found endorsement from Pakistan.

Congress leader P Chidambaram plays the religion card, says BJP abrogated Article 370 because there is Muslim majority in Kashmir

Last Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and bifurcated the same into two union territories, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

DMK wins Vellore by-poll with a thin margin of 8,000 votes: Here is what it means for the party

DMK candidate Kathir Anand, son of senior leader Durai Murugan, won in Vellore by a margin of 8,141 votes against the AIADMK’s AC Shanmugam.

Nehru was a criminal, he announced ceasefire and imposed Article 370: Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's attack on former Prime Minister Nehru comes after Parliament recently corrected a historic Nehruvian blunder by revoking Article 370 that gave separate status to the Jammu and Kashmir.

‘Tum log zindagi bhar maa bete ki ghulami karte rahoge,’ Twitterati reacts to Congress’ inability to see beyond the dynasty

Late last night, the CWC accepted Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, a month after he officially resigned as party president, and Sonia was made the ‘interim president’.
Image Source: ANI

Aligarh: Mohammad Mohsin threatened and beaten up after wife participated in BJP’s membership drive

Farheen Mohsin is a local BJP leader in the minority wing in Aligarh
Papers long buried, questions that were never asked: Was Sonia Gandhi's Italian family involved in the Bofors scam?

The Mummy Returns: Sonia Gandhi new Congress President, again

This time, no one was locked up in the bathroom as Sonia Gandhi took over the reins of the party again.
Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin files writ petition in Supreme Court against "information blackout" in the valley

Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin, files writ petition in SC against ‘information blackout’ in Kashmir valley

Kashmir Times Executive Editor Anuradha Bhasin files writ petition in Supreme Court against "information blackout" in Kashmir valley
CWC still undecided on Party president, CWC workers want Rahul to continue

Congress conundrum: Notwithstanding Rahul’s resignation, CWC workers unanimously want him to continue as party president

The top decision-making body of Congress -Congress Working Committee (CWC) was convened today to discuss the probables for the post of Congress President after Rahul Gandhi tendered his resignation.
Devendra Fadnavis government is being targeted by media houses and opposition leaders

Amidst raging floods in Maharashtra, ABP Majha and opposition join hands to spread misinformation on Fadnavis govt

A coordinated smear campaign to tarnish BJP government in Maharashtra was run by opposition leaders and media outlets over a government resolution deciding compensation for flood victims.

Shekhar Gupta and The Print sell their soul, blame Yediyurappa for a Kumaraswamy era scandal that names Congress leaders

Bengaluru Commissioner Bhaskar Rao is now under the scanner for using power brokers close to the Congress party to get himself a job. The Print released the transcript, but not without adding its own lies

Jammu and Kashmir: Schools in Udhampur district reopen after five days, markets open for six hours a day

As the situation across Udhampur, Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts improve, Section 144 will be gradually lifted

Supreme Court unit of Congress legal department endorses abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, and bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir

Congress legal cell says steps taken by the Modi government have ensured complete integration of Kashmir with India.
43 BJYM members arrested in Siliguri, Bengal as they were protesting against being denied permission to hold a rally in support of the repealing of Article 370

Mamata’s Police arrests 43 BJYM members protesting denial of permission to hold rally supporting abolition of Article 370

43 BJYM members arrested in Siliguri, Bengal as they were protesting against being denied permission to hold a rally in support of the repealing of Article 370

All India Cine Workers Association writes to PM Modi demanding ban on Pakistan artists, diplomats and bilateral relations

The film body adds that in retaliation to the Pakistan government's decision to ban Indian films in Pakistan, the AICWA has urged the entire film fraternity to completely stop association with Pakistani artists, musicians and diplomats.

As AMU Student Union secretary, SP MP Azam Khan was rusticated for a year in 1975 for forcibly trying to enter female ward in hospital

A well-known Shia cleric, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad said Azam Khan was punished by the AMU administration for misbehaving with a woman in 1975.
Prominent Christian politician creates rift in Kerala's ruling Communist alliance

Sitaram Yechury stopped at Srinagar Airport, sent back to Delhi

Sitaram Yechuri's CPI(M) had one MLA in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir Assembly

Akhilesh Yadav directs SP workers to block roads, hold massive protest in support of Azam Khan across Uttar Pradesh

Akhilesh Yadav seems to be sharing a special bond with Azam Khan which compels him to overlook his immorality

United Nations snubs Pakistan as it refuses to comment on the Kashmir matter terming it as a ‘bilateral issue’

The desperate Pakistan PM Imran Khan has now run pillar to post seeking the support of the international community on the Kashmir issue.
JDU does a U-turn on Article 370, says it supports the government now

JDU does a U-turn on Article 370 after it is stripped, says law should be abided by all

Rajya Sabha MP and JDU's general secretary Ram Chandra Prasad Singh has stated that the JDU does not wish to engage in further ideological sparring with the BJP. He said that the law should be abided by all now.

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