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Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

20 May 2020

Cabinet gives ex-post facto nod to domicile law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the Jammu and Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020.

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

04 Apr 2020

After backlash, Centre overturns rules on J&K government jobs

In a dramatic turn of events, the BJP-led Centre changed rules pertaining to government jobs in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, merely days after introducing a monumental order.

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

01 Apr 2020

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.

Rajasthan reports first COVID-19 death as 73-year-old dies in Bhilwara

26 Mar 2020

Rajasthan reports first COVID-19 death as 73-year-old dies in Bhilwara

As India remains on lockdown due to coronavirus, the outbreak continues to claim more lives.

Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Ladakh on virtual lockdown as tally rises to 10

Ladakh has been placed on virtual lockdown as the Union Territory reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

07 Mar 2020

J&K: 2 suspected of coronavirus infection isolated in Jammu

As the number of cases of a deadly coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continue to be on the rise, Jammu and Kashmir administration identified two persons suspected to be infected.

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

04 Mar 2020

Seven months later, J&K administration removes social media curbs

In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

10 Feb 2020

Omar influenced people to "vote", Mehbooba supports separatism: PSA dossier

The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).

'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord

27 Jan 2020

'Golden future for Assam': Government signs Bodo peace accord

The Centre on Monday signed a key accord with the government of Assam and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

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.

For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

25 Jan 2020

For communal tweets, Kapil Mishra banned from campaigning for 48-hours

Known for spewing venom and passing communal remarks, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kapil Mishra was on Saturday banned from campaigning for 48 hours by the Election Commission.

'India v/s Pakistan' tweet: Kapil Mishra replies to election body

24 Jan 2020

'India v/s Pakistan' tweet: Kapil Mishra replies to election body

BJP's Kapil Mishra, whose communal tweet before Delhi Assembly polls sparked controversy, has told the Returning Officer that his words were taken out of context.

India's lowest income bracket recorded 66% of all 2018 suicides

10 Jan 2020

India's lowest income bracket recorded 66% of all 2018 suicides

In India, the poorest seem more likely to take their own lives, government data has revealed.

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

14 Dec 2019

Farooq Abdullah's detention in J&K extended by 3 months

National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.

Meet GC Murmu, the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

31 Oct 2019

Meet GC Murmu, the first L-G of Jammu and Kashmir

Nearly three months after the special status was withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir, the newly-formed Union Territory got its new chief on Thursday.

Meet Radha Krishna Mathur, the first L-G of Ladakh

31 Oct 2019

Meet Radha Krishna Mathur, the first L-G of Ladakh

On Thursday, former defense secretary Radha Krishna Mathur was sworn-in as the first Lieutenant-Governor of newly formed Union Territory, Ladakh.

India's map has changed, J&K officially split into two UTs

31 Oct 2019

India's map has changed, J&K officially split into two UTs

From midnight today, the state of Jammu and Kashmir ceased to exist and was officially split into two Union Territories, namely Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

#HappyBirthdayPMModi: BJP, opposition leaders wish him health and happiness

17 Sep 2019

#HappyBirthdayPMModi: BJP, opposition leaders wish him health and happiness

On his 69th birthday today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received wishes from his fans and critics alike.

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

20 Aug 2019

Modiji doesn't respect RSS' views anymore, claims Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday saying he no longer respects the views of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the ideological mentor of BJP.

Rahul Gandhi accepts J&K Governor's 'invitation', but has few demands

13 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi accepts J&K Governor's 'invitation', but has few demands

After Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik asked former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to visit the state before talking about ground realities, the latter took him up on the offer.

Another violation hits JW Marriott, Chandigarh; hotel fined Rs. 5L

09 Aug 2019

Another violation hits JW Marriott, Chandigarh; hotel fined Rs. 5L

Recently, actor Rahul Bose shared a video, voicing his concern of being charged an outrageous Rs. 442 for two bananas at the JW Marriott hotel, Sector 35.

Dhoni likely to hoist Indian flag in Leh on I-Day

09 Aug 2019

Dhoni likely to hoist Indian flag in Leh on I-Day

Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will most likely hoist the national flag on August 15 in Leh, Ladakh, which was recently named a Union Territory.

Kashmir: Amid lockdown, administration hopes for peaceful Friday prayers

09 Aug 2019

Kashmir: Amid lockdown, administration hopes for peaceful Friday prayers

The first test of the effect of withdrawing special status from Jammu and Kashmir will be witnessed on Friday, and the administration clearly doesn't want to fail.

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

08 Aug 2019

Article 370: PM Narendra Modi likely to address nation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation on Thursday, to explain his government's move of removing special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and splitting the state into two Union Territories.

Ladakh cricketers to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Ranji Trophy

07 Aug 2019

Ladakh cricketers to represent Jammu and Kashmir in Ranji Trophy

After the historic announcement of the formation of the new union territory Ladakh, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Wednesday came up with a new decision.

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

07 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Congress says no government can change J&K's status

Congress is not moving an inch from its stand on Article 370. The grand old party on Tuesday reiterated that no government can change the status of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it "acceded" to India as one state.

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

06 Aug 2019

Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 has been passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.

Article 370 scrapped: Rajya Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill

05 Aug 2019

Article 370 scrapped: Rajya Sabha passes J&K Reorganisation Bill

In a big win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Centre, the J&K Reorganisation Bill 2019, was passed in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir tabled in Parliament

Hours after revoking Indian Constitution's Article 370, which bestowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah moved a Bill to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

05 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExplainer: Article 370 scrapped. How will things change in J&K?

Keeping up with one of its core ideologies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday scrapped Article 370 of Indian Constitution, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

#Article370: Jammu and Kashmir bifurcated, Ladakh, J&K to be UTs

05 Aug 2019

#Article370: Jammu and Kashmir bifurcated, Ladakh, J&K to be UTs

In a historic move, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: What are exit polls? Here's everything you should know

The seventh and final phase of polling for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will take place on Sunday (19 May) in 59 constituencies spread across seven states and one Union Territory.

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

20 Apr 2019

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

McDonald's has established itself as a common household name in India and it is using its reach well.

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

31 Mar 2019

ISRO's Young Scientist Programme for school students: Registration ends soon

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced the launch of a special two-week Young Scientist Programme or YUva VIgyani KAryakram (YUVIKA) for school children.

Statehood for Delhi within two-years: Kejriwal makes big poll promise

22 Feb 2019

Statehood for Delhi within two-years: Kejriwal makes big poll promise

At a time when politicians are making tall promises ahead of crucial general elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also dived into the trend.

All-in-one emergency number '112' to kick-off in 14 states, UTs

16 Feb 2019

All-in-one emergency number '112' to kick-off in 14 states, UTs

In an attempt to make emergency services faster, 14 states and Union Territories in India will be getting a single emergency number '112' on February 19, something similar to the 911 service in the US.

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

11 Dec 2018

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth-anniversary today.

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

27 Nov 2018

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.