• Article 370 and 35A gave birth to terrorism in Kashmir, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    News | September 22, 2019 15:39 IST

    Rajnath Singh issues serious warning to Pak, says if human rights violations are further committed in PoK no power will be able to protect Pak from getting further divided into pieces.

  • Supreme Court to hear petitions against Article 370

    Supreme Court to hear petitions against Article 370 on Friday

    India | August 15, 2019 16:16 IST

    While the advocate has challenged the scrapping of provisions of Article 370 which has resulted in the creation of two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the journalist has sought directions for restoring of all modes of communication, including mobile Internet and landline services, throughout the state to provide an enabling environment for the media to practise its profession.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: BSP's support to BJP leaves Dalits,

    Jammu and Kashmir: BSP's support to BJP leaves Dalits, Muslims uneasy

    India | August 07, 2019 14:50 IST

    Senior Dalit leader Dr Udit Raj , who has now joined the Congress, said: "The BSP has never taken to the streets to fight for the rights for Dalits and neither has the party raised its voice against the ruling party in Parliament. By supporting the scrapping of Article 370, the BSP has proved that its interests are limited to Mayawati and her family." BSP's national coordinator and Mayawati's nephew Akash Anand hit back saying: "You were in the BJP for several years and left the party only when ticket was denied to you. Selfish Udit Raj."

  • Netizens warn of fake messages on property sales in Jammu

    Netizens warn of fake messages on property sales in Jammu and Kashmir

    India | August 06, 2019 23:37 IST

    In a big triumph for the government, both the Houses of the Parliament have passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, and adopted the resolution to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A, paving way for bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories (UTs) -- Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh sans one.

  • CWC takes up division of Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370's

    CWC takes up division of Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370's revocation

    India | August 06, 2019 23:18 IST

    The meeting was attended by outgoing Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ahmed Patel, Priyanka Gandhi, Harish Rawat, P. Chidambaram, A.K. Antony, Veerapa Moily, Deepender Singh Hooda and K.C. Venugopal, among others.

  • Northern Command core group meets over Pakistani threat

    Northern Command core group meets over Pakistani threat

    India | August 06, 2019 20:50 IST

    More than 40,000 troops are deployed in J&K at present as the Centre anticipates a breakdown in law and order following its decision to withdraw special category status to the state. In addition to the security forces that had been stationed in the valley for the Amarnath Yatra, an additional 10,000 personnel had been rushed there last week.

  • China concerned over situation in Kashmir; Asks India,

    China concerned over situation in Kashmir; Asks India, Pakistan to avoid actions that exacerbate tensions

    India | August 06, 2019 18:46 IST

    Asserting that China's position on Kashmir was "clear and consistent", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the issue is a legacy of history between India and Pakistan, which is also the consensus of the international community. Hua, in a written response to queries on the exchange of fire along the Line of Control and the Indian government's move to revoke Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, said China is "seriously concerned" about the current situation in Kashmir.

  • 106 central laws to be applied to Union Territory of J&K

    106 central laws to be applied to Union Territory of J&K

    India | August 06, 2019 16:49 IST

    After the erosion of its distinct identity, Article 370 will apparently begin a new association with the law of the country through various articles in the Constitution and its identity as a Union Territory. As a result, the Centre has spelt out that 106 laws shall be applied to the Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir under the fifth schedule.

  • Pakistan Army prepared to 'go to any extent' to help

    Pak Army Chief Gen Bajwa dares India, says will go to any extent to 'help Kashmiris'

    India | August 06, 2019 16:59 IST

    The decision to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and treat it like any other state in India is aimed at the ending the decade's old separatist movement in the Valley. General Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders Conference, which is the highest decision-making forum of the army, held at General Headquarters on a single point agenda of Kashmir.

  • Jaan de denge iske liye: Amit Shah's fiery speech on

    Jaan de denge iske liye: Amit Shah's fiery speech on Kashmir in Lok Sabha | VIDEO

    India | August 06, 2019 12:02 IST

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday delivered a fiery speech as he moved a resolution revoking Article 370 in the Lok Sabha. The Rajya Sabha on Monday gave nod to the bill that scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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    Bharat Ratna for PM Modi: BJP MP's demand after Article 370 scrapping

    India | August 06, 2019 8:24 IST

    In a bold decision, Modi government on Monday decided to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir, also paving way for bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories. People from all walks of life praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the unprecedented move. And there was one demanding India's highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna - to PM Modi.

  • If Farooq Abdullah doesn’t want to come to Lok Sabha,

    A new dawn awaits, says PM Modi as Parliament approves bill for bifurcation of J&K | HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

    India | August 06, 2019 22:33 IST

    Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The bill to create two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- was passed in the House by 367 votes in favour and 67 against. The resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.

  • India briefs P-5, other countries on decision to scrap

    India briefs P-5, other countries on decision to scrap Article 370, bifurcate J&K

    India | August 05, 2019 21:28 IST

    In the briefings, it was conveyed that the decisions were internal to India and they are aimed at providing good governance, promoting social justice and ensuring economic development in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. It was learnt that Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefed the envoys of the US, Britain, France, China and Russia, the five permanent members of the UNSC. Other senior officials apprised envoys of a number of other countries about the government's decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

  • How India's new Union Territories J&K, Ladakh will function

    How India's new Union Territories J&K, Ladakh will function

    India | August 05, 2019 18:42 IST

    After the Union Cabinet's decision, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to scrap Article 370 and moved two resolutions and two Bills in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Jammu & Kashmir bifurcation map

    This is how J&K map will look after bifurcation

    India | August 05, 2019 18:33 IST

    A huge, unprecedented step was taken on Monday as provisions of Section 370 were scrapped by presidential order. The special status Jammu & Kashmir enjoyed for decades is ay an end. The government has also proposed bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

  • Explained | Article 370 that gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir

    Explained | Article 370 that gave special powers to Jammu and Kashmir

    India | August 05, 2019 16:37 IST

    Article 35A of the Indian Constitution, which stemmed out of Article 370, gave powers to the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to define permanent residents of the state, their special rights and privileges.

  • 7 things that will change after revoking of Article 370 in

    7 things that have changed after revoking of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir

    India | August 05, 2019 19:43 IST

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament on Monday proposed revoking of Article 370 of the Constitution, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement by Amit Shah evoked massive protest from the Opposition which asked the Union government to roll back the scrapping Jammu and Kashmir's special status order. These 7 things have changed after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Put security forces on maximum alert: MHA to states, Union

    Put security forces on maximum alert: MHA to states, Union Territories

    India | August 05, 2019 15:59 IST

    The government has also told the state governments that "special care" should be taken of Jammu and Kashmir residents and students residing in their state. The government on Monday abolished Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and moved a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. 

  • Article 370 is not scrapped, only its provisions: Harish

    Article 370 is not scrapped, only its provisions: Harish Salve

    India | August 05, 2019 15:38 IST

    Speaking to media in the Supreme Court, Harish Salve said: "Article 370 states the provisions under it will be introduced through Presidential order. Article 35A was inserted through the Presidential order in 1954. Today, the same order has been superseded."

  • Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir - Full text of

    Article 370 scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir - Full text of Amit Shah's speech

    India | August 05, 2019 14:44 IST

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday proposed to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said the state will be split into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

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