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Zakir Musa announced as head of new ‘al-Qaida-linked cell Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind’


Srinagar, July 27: Former Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa has been named as the head of a newly created al-Qaida cell, Ansar Ghazwat-Ul-Hind, a media report said today. The appointment of Zakir Musa as head of the new group represents the first time militants linked to al-Qaida have operated openly in Kashmir where an anti-India insurgency is going on since past 28 ...

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Cabinet Gave Ex-post Facto Approval For Amendment To The Constitution To Allow Implementation Of GST In Jammu And Kashmir


New Delhi, July 27: The Cabinet today gave ex-post facto approval for amendment to the Constitution to allow implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval for amendment of the Constitution (Application to J&K) Order, 1954 by way of the Constitution (Application to J&K) Amendment Order, 2017,” ...

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Border with China disputed: Army


New Delhi, July 27: General officer Commanding-in Chief (GoC-in-C) of Udhampur-based northern command Lt General Devraj Anbu on Wednesday said that borders with China in Ladakh are “disputed” but things are under control and the army is prepared to deal with any situation. “In Leh, our borders with China are not demarcated. Chinese have their own perception about Line of Actual ...

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GoI pushing from all ends to crush peoples movement


Srinagar, July 26: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yaseen Malik said the BJP led Government is working on pushing from all ends to crush the people’s movement towards what they term the “final solution.” They said an ensuing crackdown against resistance leadership has been adopted and there is a propaganda blitzkrieg to ...

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Suspending life imprisonment of Army men has yet again exposed New Delhi: Er Rasheed


Says the decision has strengthened hatred against India Srinagar, July 26: Condemning military court’s judgment to suspend imprisonment of Army men including Colonel Dinesh Pathania and others involved in murdering three youth from Rafiabad in a fake encounter at Machil, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed has said that the judgment has shaken yet again the faith of Kashmiris ...

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No talks unless India withdraws, China says before Doval visit

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 19: China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on December 19, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Beijing, July 26: On the eve of Indian NSA Ajit Doval’s China visit to attend the BRICS security summit, Beijing on Wednesday made clear that India’s pullback from Doklam on the border remained the “precondition” for any dialogue on the issue. The Foreign Ministry said Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks, who on Tuesday blamed India for triggering the border row and ...

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RBI stops printing Rs 2000 notes, focus turns to new Rs 200 notes


New Delhi, July 26: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stopped printing Rs 2000 notes about five months ago and is unlikely to print more in the current financial year, said people aware of the development. The central bank, however, has stepped up the printing of other denominations, including new Rs 200 notes, the people added on condition of anonymity. ...

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Salahuddin claiming Hizbul can target anywhere in India: Government


New Delhi, July 25: Terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin is reported to have made claims that his outfit has the ability to hit targets anywhere in India at any time, Lok Sabha was informed today. “Syed Salahuddin, supreme commander of the terrorist group – Hizbul Mujahideen, is reported to have made such a claim in the media,” Minister of ...

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