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Good Governance: J&K At Rank 21 Among 30 Indian States


Srinagar, July 22: With “good governance” as the focus of attention in the remotely ruled Jammu and Kashmir, it is important to offer the latest benchmark: the turmoil hit state holds an overall rank of 21 in the state wise comparison of 2018, which is an improvement by three points from the last year, the 2017. It was at No 24 ...

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Reverse countdown of Modi government has begun: Sonia


New Delhi, July 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rhetoric shows his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government has begun, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday. Attending a meeting of the new Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, she also cautioned about the reign of despair and fear heaped upon the ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,561 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir


Jammu, July 22: A batch of 1,561 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “The Pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 62 vehicles. Of these, 1,179 Pilgrims are going to Pahalgam base camp while 382 are going to Baltal,” he said. The 60-day long annual Amarnath ...

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My pro-Kashmir agenda troubled BJP at national level: Mehbooba


Srinagar, July 22: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said her she was not surprised by the BJP’s decision to pull out as she already knew that her pro-Kashmir agenda was troubling BJP at the national level. “BJP leaders had started saying that I am soft on terrorism and other issues,” she said in an interview ...

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BJP minister says Muslim man lynched in Rajasthan to defame Modi


New Delhi, July 22: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arjun Ram Meghwal sparked a controversy on Saturday, saying the Alwar lynching incident was related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rising popularity and the more popular he becomes the more such incidents would happen in the country. He said while the death by beating on Friday night of a 28-year-old man ...

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Delhi pilgrim dies enroute to Vaishno Devi shrine


Jammu, July 21: A 30-year-old man from Delhi died of suspected heart attack enroute to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. Mukesh Sharma, a resident of Delhi’s Rohini area, fell unconscious near Battery car point along the new track to the cave shrine last evening and was later declared ...

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding to five chats in India


New Delhi, July 20: As the government served WhatsApp with a second notice asking it to check the spread of fake and provocative content, the Facebook-owned platform has said it is launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone in India. “In India where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world, ...

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Yatra 2018: 1,753 Pilgrims leave Jammu for Jammu


Jammu, July 20: A batch of 1,753 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra, an official said. “They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy as 601 pilgrims headed for Baltal base camp covering a 14 km trek, while 1,152 proceeded on 36 km trek towards Pahalgam,” said an official. Over ...

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India’s secular fabric being changed: Farooq


Srinagar, July 20: Reacting to the spike in attacks on minorities across India, former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday alleged that attempted were being made to change the secular fabric of India. “The communal tension is growing across country. Muslims are being killed. There are some persons who act like mad dogs and think they are all powerful. This ...

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Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out


New Delhi, July 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media. Not satisfied with his response, the opposition walked ...

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