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Barkha Dutt gets endorsement from Pakistan yet again: Addl IGP in Pakistan uses her statement to allege human right violation in Kashmir

Barkha Dutt's tweet over Kashmir situation matches with Pakistani agenda perfectly, Pakistan sends compliments.

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.

Kashmir: Former Independent MLA Rashid Engineer arrested, to be questioning by NIA in terror funding case

Former independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, popularly known as Rashid Engineer, arrested by NIA on Friday in connection with a case related to the funding of terror activities in Kashmir

Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy prevented from leaving the country pending corruption cases, claims NDTV: Read statement

NDTV founders Prannoy Roy and his wife, Radhika Roy, were prevented from leaving the country on Friday, the channel claims.

Normalcy steadily returning in Jammu and Kashmir, section 144 withdrawn from Jammu municipal limits

People of the newly formed UT have perceived abrogation and bifurcation as a golden opportunity to progress

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.

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

Read why a non-bailable warrant has been issued against MP CM Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri

Ratul Puri had earlier fled from the Enforcement Directorate office on the pretext of going to the bathroom

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.

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

Lady who forcibly tried to enter Sabarimala says Muslim fanatics from SDPI paid her husband to convert her and daughter to Islam

Lady who tried to enter Sabarimala has accused her husband of receiving money from SDPI for converting the couple's daughter, Bhoomi, into Islam

‘Liberals’ care about a crass joke, but not announcements from Mosques saying ‘men should leave but leave their women behind’

The esteemed intellectuals of this country have identified the biggest problem with the whole Kashmir situation.

Ayodhya case day 4: Sunni Waqf Board objects to 5-days a week hearing, says matter ‘cannot be rushed like this’

The case was considered for a day to day hearing after the efforts to arrive at an amicable settlement through mediation failed.

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

The Quint uses Khalistanis, Urban Naxals and Leftists to show that ‘Punjab and Sikhs are upset over injustice in Kashmir’

The Modi government recently took a bold decision, revoking the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir by effectively abrogating Article 370

Since March 2018, Court extended interim protection from arrest to accused P Chidambaram and Karti 20 times. Read details

The Delhi court has now extended the interim protection of the father-son duo till August 23, 2019, for the 20th time.

National Film Awards: Andhadhun by Sriram Raghvan gets Best Hindi film award, Vicky Kaushal and Ayushmann Khurana grab best actor awards

Vicky Kaushal (Uri) and Ayushmann Khurana (Badhaai Ho) both won the Best Actor awards at the 66th annual National Film Awards

New York Times asks America and China to come together to stop “India’s Folly” on Jammu and Kashmir

The New York Times said that US and China shouldn’t let Kashmir become a pawn in their ongoing disputes

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.

Caught being Pakistan’s mouthpiece, NDTV lies again, claims Pakistan is doing what NDTV does with news

Basically, NDTV has blamed Pakistan for doing things they themselves have been doing with news. NDTV has been caught several times spreading blatant fake news and misleading people by taking statements out of context and distortion of facts.

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.

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

Ladakh residents organise thanksgiving ceremony to celebrate their region becoming a Union Territory

Ladakh Buddhist Association(LBA) organised a "thanksgiving" to celebrate the central government's move to turn Ladakh into a Union Teriitory

Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra flooded as heavy rains hit various parts of the country

As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the next two days will see more rains in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra

NDTV finds endorsement from Pakistan, Imran Khan’s party shares their video to further anti-India agenda

Pakistan's ruling party PTI has endorsed NDTV by sharing a video clip from one of their shows where they claim the people of Kashmir are waiting for the curfew to lift so they can 'show' India what they feel, hinting violence and riots.

NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain desperately tries to portray that Kashmiri Pandits are unhappy with abrogation of Article 370

In his show, Jain attempted to stage an interview with one of the Kashmiri Pandits, Upendra Kaul to push a narrative that Kashmiri Pandit community is unhappy about the scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Wire displays wrong map marking Kashmir as ‘Indian Occupied Kashmir’ in their video, pulls video down after outrage

In the Kashmir map displayed by The Wire, the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir including areas like Srinagar etc were labelled as "Indian Occupied Part".

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 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.

Ahmedabad: One Mirasi Faruk makes a hoax bomb call because he wanted to teach the police a ‘lesson’

The police traced the call and arrested the caller, 32-year-old Mirasi Faruk who is a drug addict. A Qawwali singer by profession, Faruk wanted to teach Ahmedabad Police a 'lesson'. 

Gandhi family, Dr Manmohan Singh skip Pranab Mukherjee’s Bharat Ratna award function

Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi chose to skip the event where Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna last evening

Rahul Gandhi talks to media after PM Modi’s address to the nation, speaks about Kerala floods, refuses to comment on Kashmir

After several Congress leaders opposed the party on its stand on Articl3 370, Rahul Gandhi refused to comment on it

Malala Yousafzai tries to mouth off platitudes on Kashmir, gets called out by Netizens

Malala has been called out earlier as well, by social media users, for her selectivity in condemning human rights abuses

Digvijay Singh wants Congress leadership to march from Lal Qila to Lal Chowk to protest the abrogation of Article 370

Digvijay Singh bats for Congress leadership to march from Lal Qila to Lal Chowk to protest abrogation of Article 370

About 70 terrorists and hardline pro-Pakistan Kashmiri separatists shifted from Jammu and Kashmir to Agra: Reports

Normalcy is gradually returning in Jammu and Kashmir after Article 370 was abrogated on Monday

Concentration Camps to Lal Chowk March: Congress leaders compete with each other on generating hysteria over Article 370

The Congress party is willing to set the whole country on fire so that the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty could rule over the ashes.

West Bengal: Govt school asks students to write a report on ‘Jai Shree Ram and its negative impact on society’ during school exams

The chant of Jai Shri Ram has become one of political upheaval in West Bengal with TMC goons lashing out at those chanting it

Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express, asks India to send driver to take the train back

After snapping bilateral trade and downgrading diplomatic ties with India, Pakistan has today announced that it will permanently discontinue Samjhauta Express train services.

Amidst scare-mongering by Congress, Jammu and Kashmir returns to normalcy within two days of abrogating Article 370

The people of Jammu and Kashmir has perceived it as a golden opportunity to progress themselves and society, and are welcoming the Narendra Modi government’s decision.

Article 370 is gone and we have Rakhi Sawant to thank

Rakhi Sawant wants to go to Kashmir for her honeymoon.

Article 370 fallout: Pakistan partially shuts down airspace between India and Pakistan for a month

Three segments of international flight route connecting Lahore has been shut for 8 hours a day till 5th September

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

Incompetence or malice? Indiatimes twists Ranvir Shorey’s comments against Congress to target Modi Govt on abrogation of Article 370

IndiaTimes took a comment by actor Ranveer Shorey against the Congress government opposing abrogation of Article 370 and said that he 'slammed' the Modi government instead

Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad goes to Srinagar to be part of ‘sadness’ in JK after abrogation of Article 370, sent back from airport to Delhi

Congress is facing a divide within in its own ranks as there are two distinct factions over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

Travel well Sushma Swaraj, they don’t make leaders like you anymore

The death of Sushma Swaraj seemed like a personal loss.

Congress leader and son of Maharaja Hari Singh who signed Instrument of Accession, Dr Karan Singh, welcomes abrogation of Article 370

Congress leader Karan Singh joins long list of prominent Congress leaders who have come out in support of Modi government's decision to dilute Article 370 making Jammu and Kashmir a part of India without any riders attached.

Rajasthan: Dalit woman commits suicide in Bharatpur after allegedly tortured and threatened by police

Woman commits suicide after police tortured her to inquire about her husband who had reportedly eloped with a young girl

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.

In an act of bravery, Muslim woman tears up triple talaq paper in front of her husband, says ‘it won’t work anymore’

On July 1, the husband had given her talaq 'thrice' on a piece of paper and handed it over to her. The SP had then asked the couple to visit the Nari Utthan Kendra counsellor. 

Molestation accused ‘journalist’ Vinod Dua lies again, this time on Trump’s statement on Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370

The fact that Jammu and Kashmir is now a part of India without any riders and conditions has taken the ones who never wanted to bring a solution to the Kashmir issue by surprise.

Rajasthan: Imran, Khalid, Anwar shoot a man, Bajrang Dal claims they said ‘this is not Kashmir, 370 will be celebrated with bullets’

Rajasthan police have, however, ruled out the Article 370 angle and said that the incident transpired as the two groups got into an altercation over the noise of crackers and loudspeakers which were being used during the birthday party.

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

Thousands of migrant workers flee Kashmir following hate crimes and threats by local Muslims: Report

The plight of migrant workers in Kashmir reveals the dark underbelly of Kashmiri separatism which is a toxic blend of racial and religious supremacy.

SC refuses to grant an urgent hearing on a petition filed by infamous ML Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India refused to grant an urgent hearing on a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma challenging the scrapping of Article 370

Here is why UK MP Liam Byrne ‘condemned’ India’s decision to abrogate Article 370, and it has nothing to do with India

Liam Byrne said that the decision of the Indian government to abolish Article 370 was 'unacceptable'.

Congress exposes its mindset, Ghulam Nabi Azad says Kashmiris interacted with Ajit Doval because they were paid for it

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad when asked about the recent trip of NSA Ajit Doval to Shopian, Kashmir, he said, "You (Ajit Doval) can take anyone with you by paying money and take them."

US on Kashmir: Pakistan ‘must’ act on terror and desist from aggression, ‘hope’ India will abide by democratic principles

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee have issued a joint statement on Wednesday on the decision of the Indian government to abolish Article 370 and integrate Jammu & Kashmir completely with the Indian Union.

Shekhar Gupta led ThePrint publishes fake news again, USA denies reports of India informing USA before abrogating Article 370

Shekhar Gupta's The Print resorted to peddling false news after it claimed that the Modi government had briefed the US about its plans to scrap Article 370 twice.

RSS worker in Rajasthan thrashed brutally by 5 Muslim men for celebrating the abrogation of Article 370

The Modi government took a bold step recently to abrogate Article 370 and integrate Jammu and Kashmir wholly and without any conditions with the rest of India.

[Watch] War of words in Pakistan Assembly after Pakistan senator likens minister Fawad Chaudhry to a pet dog during Kashmir debate

A clip from their assembly session went viral on social media where Pakistani senator Mushahidullah Khan could be heard calling names to federal minister Fawad Chaudhry.

SAT upholds SEBI penalty of ₹2.10 crore on NDTV, ₹3 lakhs each on 3 directors for not disclosing tax demand on time

SAT upholds SEBI fine on NDTV, Prannoy, Radhika Roy and Vikram Chandra for violation of listing and disclosure norms

VVIP chopper scam: ED seeks non bailable warrant against MP CM Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri

Enforcement Directorate, has been probing Puri's involvement in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP Chopper scam

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

Ayodhya case Day 2: Nirmohi Akhara asks for more time to present evidences, bench asks to resubmit arguments after better preparation

The bench today reprimanded Nirmohi Akhara for its unpreparedness in the case and for not being able to produce relevant evidence

Watch: Normalcy prevails in Jammu and Kashmir as NSA Ajit Doval interacts with residents in Shopian

NSA Ajit Doval was in the Valley to review the security situation in the Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the state off its special status

Republic TV threatens action after pro-Kashmiri separatist Twitter account shares misleading video of Arnab after dilution of Article 370

A Twitter account sympathising with the Kashmiri separatists movement and a supporter of secession of Jammu and Kashmir from the union of India uploaded a highly doctored old video of journalist Arnab Goswami.

‘Feminism in India’ protests against abrogation of Article 370 which was discriminatory against women

Article 370 and article 35A were anti-women, and feminists are protesting their abrogation

After abrogation of Article 370, CII President Uday Kotak proposes ten-point agenda to fuel growth in newly formed union territories

Businesses such as ITC group, helmet-maker Steelbird have expressed their desire to expand into the state.

‘Baloch people have lost a great friend’: BLF Chief Dr Allah Nazar issues statement mourning the passing of Sushma Swaraj

The rebel leader of Balochistan and the chief of Balochistan Liberation Army, Dr Allah Nazar has issued a statement mourning the loss of a leader like Sushma Swaraj

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries reject Pakistani postgraduate degree in medicine, sack MS and MD doctors from Pakistan

The decision has now rendered hundreds of Pakistan doctors jobless. Most of these underqualified doctors who stay in Saudi Arabia are now asked to be ready for deportation.

‘Liberals’ troll Jyotiraditya Scindia for daring to go against the party stand to root for India on Article 370

Since stripping down of Article 370 in Kashmir, Congress, along with other Opposition parties has maintained that it is against the move.

Atif Aslam, Veena Malik may be ‘artists’ for peaceniks in India, but to them, they will always remain Pakistani first

Pakistani artists' posts on Kashmir should be a wake-up call for the 'cross-border culture exchange' brigade.

Manish Tewari misleads the parliament by saying Article 370 was permanent. Here are the facts

Manish Tewari said that as constitutional assembly does not exist to aprove abolition of Article 370, this has become permanent

Advocate Murad Ali files sedition case against Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and others for opposing abrogation of Article 370

The court has taken cognisance of the sedition case against Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and announced September 24 as the date of next hearing

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!

Afghanistan: Suicide car bomb in Kabul injures 95, Taliban claims responsibility

The bomb exploded when a vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint outside the police station.

EC set to review ‘National Party’ status, TMC, CPI plead to put review on hold till 2024, NCP till Maharashtra elections

If these three parties are derecognised, only five political parties, the BJP, Congress, National People’s Party, CPM and BSP will continue to be national political parties. 

After deciding the national price for roti and naan, Pakistan focuses on ‘Kashmiri struggle’, Asif Ghafoor says ‘will go to any extent’

This grandstanding by Asif Ghafoor on Kashmir comes right after Pakistan and its Prime Minister have found sometime after deciding on issues of national importance such as the national price of Roti and Naan. 

Ignoring dissenting voices in party, CWC passes resolution against govt’s Kashmir move, holds meeting chaired by ‘resigned’ Rahul Gandhi

This resolution adopted by Congress seems more like an afterthought to save the party's reputation and douse questions over its leadership structure after several leaders expressed solidarity with the BJP govt's decision.

Hate mongers celebrate her death as the nation mourns stateswoman Sushma Swaraj

Interestingly, when some of the Indians expressed happiness over the death of Sushma Swaraj, in a rare incident, few Pakistanis expressed their condolence after Swaraj passed away. 

Scared of a Balakot redux, Pakistan to shut its airspace for Indian flights yet again: Reports

Pakistan is all set to shut its airspace for Indian flights and carriers all over again after India effectively abrogated all provisions of Article 370 and stripped Jammu and Kashmir off its 'special status'.

As Amit Shah thundered away in Lok Sabha yesterday, here are three significant takeaways from his speech

Amit Shah stated in Lok Sabha that enough debate has been done over the article. He asserted that we have been discussing for three generations and now it is the time for action.

Remembering Sushma Swaraj, the mother to Indians stranded abroad

These tweets of Sushma Swaraj won the Internet and our hearts

BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj passes away at the age of 67, nation mourns

On Wednesday at 12 PM, her body will be kept for three hours at the BJP headquarters for party workers and leaders to pay tributes. Later, her last rites will be performed at the Lodhi Road crematorium at 3 PM.

No united stand on 370, pandering to Pakistan, dissing Sardar Patel and singing ‘Nehru-Indira-chalisa’: The Congress suicide note

In a hurry to deflect from the issue of Article 370, Digvijaya Singh resorts to rhetorics when he claims that Nehru was responsible for the independence of Goa or his claims of Indira Gandhi freeing up Sikkim. 

Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns India of another Pulwama like attack due to effective abrogation of Article 370

Pulwama attack was engineered by Pakistan based Jaish-e-Muhammad terror outfit, killing 40 CRPF personnel

Ayodhya hearing day 1: “keep the dignity of the court” CJI tells advocate of Muslim party as hearing witnesses heated exchanges

Nirmohi Akhara presented its arguments on the first day of daily hearing of Ayodhya case in Supreme Court

A star is born: Meet the 33-year-old Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal who floored the Parliament today with his speech

The 33-year-old Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, one of the youngest MP in the Lok Sabha from India’s largest parliamentary seat geographically - Ladakh

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

Jyotiraditya Scindia supports Modi govt’s move to dilute Article 370 and bifurcate JK even as Congress toes Pakistan’s line

Jyotiraditya Scindia who was until now, being considered as the next face to represent the grand old party, took to Twitter to extend his support on the move of bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir.

LGBT Rights Advocacy Group trolled by people from the LGBT community for celebrating the complete integration of JK

The LGBT community has a special reason to celebrate the abolition of the provisions. Until yesterday, homosexuality was still a criminal offence in Jammu & Kashmir since the state had a separate constitution.

UAE ambassador to India and Sri Lankan PM support Indian govt’s decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, say ‘internal matter’

The UAE ambassador to India, Dr Ahmad Al Banna has backed the Indian government’s move to effectively abolish Article 370

Anti-India posters disguised as pro-India come up on streets of Islamabad, removed by police

Poster seen in Pakistan seems to hail scrapping Article 370, but the poster reads “Akhand Bharat Real Terror”

This is our internal matter, don’t interfere: India reacts sharply to China’s ‘concerns’ over Modi govt’s decision to dilute Article 370

After the Modi government effectively abrogated Article 370 and accorded Union Territory status to J&K and Ladakh, Pakistan and China reacted sharply to India's bold move.

Pakistani media uses Congress MPs and other opposition leaders’ speech in Parliament to further their agenda on Kashmir

Yesterday, the Indian government stripped Article 370 and moved a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories

“Ganja to Bhole Nath ka Prasad hota hai,” Tej Pratap Yadav is a drug addict, dresses up as Goddess Radha, claims estranged wife Aishwarya Rai

Sometimes, allegedly under the influence of drugs, he also likes to dress up as Goddess Radha. Rai, in her complaint has alleged that she once saw him dress up in ghaghra and choli, where he said he was dressed up as Goddess Radha.

Two families, who think Kashmir is their ‘baap ka jaagir’, will lose livelihood due to scrapping of Article 370: Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering

The Ladakh MP said that Kashmir's future will be bright due to scrapping of Article 370, but two families will lose livelihood

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