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Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

16 Sep 2020

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

Taking yet another apathetic view towards migrant crisis, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that panic, sparked by fake news, triggered the exodus, wherein poor, jobless, and hungry laborers walked thousands of kilometers towards their homes.

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

14 Aug 2020

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

Each Independence Day celebration trumps the last one with respect to grandeur, but this year India will have watered-down festivities, considering the coronavirus pandemic.

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

11 Aug 2020

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

More than a year after an internet blackout was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, two districts will get 4G services after Independence Day, albeit on a trial basis, the Centre told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

31 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: SC orders Centre to ensure timely salaries for healthcare-workers

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered Centre to ensure healthcare workers, leading the battle against coronavirus, are paid salaries on time, something which it had ordered earlier as well.

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

27 Jul 2020

J&K's UT status humiliating, won't contest Assembly polls: Omar Abdullah

Almost a year after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status and split into two Union Territories, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote a strongly-worded opinion piece in Indian Express, announcing that he would not contest Assembly polls till statehood is restored.

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

29 Jun 2020

Face of Kashmir's separatism, Syed Geelani, quits Hurriyat at 90

On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

26 May 2020

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

18 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

27 Apr 2020

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

20 Apr 2020

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases is doubling in India has slowed to 7.5 days.

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

17 Apr 2020

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Over 350 dead in India; cases cross 10,000

On Monday, the total number of cases due to the coronavirus outbreak surged past 10,000 in India.

After Modi's meeting, Maharashtra and WB extend lockdown till April-end

11 Apr 2020

After Modi's meeting, Maharashtra and WB extend lockdown till April-end

The states of Maharashtra and West Bengal on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till April 30.

Coronavirus: Nationwide lockdown to be extended by 2 weeks

11 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Nationwide lockdown to be extended by 2 weeks

Mere four days before the nationwide lockdown in India was supposed to be lifted, the Centre decided to extend it by two more weeks.

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

07 Apr 2020

J&K: Mehbooba Mufti returns home but remains in detention

Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.

Things to know about Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad

02 Apr 2020

Things to know about Tablighi Jamaat chief Maulana Saad

An event organized by an Islamic group, Tablighi Jamaat, in March is giving sleepless nights to authorities as it became a coronavirus hotspot in the country. Possibly infected with COVID-19, the attendees traveled miles setting off fears of community transmission.

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

02 Apr 2020

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

The infamous event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, last month, has put nearly 9,000 at risk of the contagious coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

01 Apr 2020

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, where Tablighi Jamaat hosted an event for several days last month is untraceable, reports said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus hotspot: 2,361 evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, contact tracing on

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus hotspot: 2,361 evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, contact tracing on

2,361 people, who had been living in Nizamuddin Markaz, the place that has become the hotspot of deadly COVID-19 in India, have been evacuated, reports said on Wednesday.

Delhi delivery agent dies walking 200 km to MP village

29 Mar 2020

Delhi delivery agent dies walking 200 km to MP village

India's 21-day lockdown, imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), has claimed its first life.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Help migrant workers, keep them put: Centre tells states, UTs

28 Mar 2020

Help migrant workers, keep them put: Centre tells states, UTs

With sorry reports of thousands of migrant workers walking towards their native places emerging from across India, the Centre sent an urgent advisory to all states and Union Territories asking them to ensure the laborers have food and shelter.

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

24 Mar 2020

Omar Abdullah, in detention since August, released; speaks on coronavirus

More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today

At 8 pm today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the coronavirus outbreak and steps taken to combat it. The decision to talk to countrymen was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by him yesterday.

SC seeks Centre's response on status of Omar Abdullah's release

18 Mar 2020

SC seeks Centre's response on status of Omar Abdullah's release

The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on its intent to release former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

14 Mar 2020

'Free' Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar after seven months

A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

02 Mar 2020

Petitions challenging Article 370 won't be referred to larger bench

The pleas challenging the government's decision to abrogate Article 370 won't be referred to a seven-judge bench, Supreme Court said on Monday.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

23 Feb 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

23 Feb 2020

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

18 Feb 2020

UK MP's visa revoked, government blames her anti-India activities

New Delhi has sort of clarified that the visa of the United Kingdom's Member of Parliament Debbie Abrahams was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities.

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

05 Feb 2020

Sajjad Lone and PDP's Wahid Parra released after six months

Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.

Srinagar grenade attack: 2 CRPF jawans among 4 injured

02 Feb 2020

Srinagar grenade attack: 2 CRPF jawans among 4 injured

Four people, including two security personnel, were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on Sunday, the police said.

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

26 Jan 2020

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

Earlier on Sunday, India's rising military was on full display as the celebrations for the 71st Republic Day went off at Rajpath in New Delhi.

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

25 Jan 2020

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

09 Jan 2020

15 foreign envoys, barring EU representatives, to visit J&K

The government is taking 15 foreign envoys for a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to shed light on the ground realities, five months after Article 370 was rescinded and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.