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BJP legislator in trouble for opposing party stand on Article 35A

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Srinagar, Aug 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party will take disciplinary action against its legislator Gagan Bhagat for publically going against the saffron party stand of scrapping Article 35A of the constitution, seniour leader Kavinder Gupta said Sunday. Bhagat, the party’s lawmaker from RS Pura, was seen a widely shared video of him addressing a small meeting where he said he in ...

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Zilhaj moon sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on August 22

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Srinagar, Aug 13: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Monday that the Zil-Hajj moon has been sighted, adding that Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan will be observed on August 22. The announcement was made after a meeting of the six-member committee of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Pakistan media reported. In Saudi Arabia, the moon was sighted Saturday evening, with the Supreme Court of ...

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Yatra 2018: Pilgrimage suspended from Jammu for three days

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Jammu, Aug 13: Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims, said an official. “No pilgrim was allowed on Monday to proceed towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas,” said an official. “The pilgrimage from ...

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‘Spanish Mosque’ in Hyderabad to open for all on August 15

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Hyderabad, Aug 12: The over a century-old Jama Masjid Aiwan-E-Begumpet here will be thrown open to people from all religions this Independence Day for a guided tour, a move aimed at promoting inter-faith harmony. Popularly known as the ‘Spanish Mosque’ for its Moorish architecture, the heritage masjid, for the first time, has invited people from all religions to visit it on ...

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Imran calls for Indo-Pak talks restart

Islamabad, Aug 11: Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria Friday called on Pakistan prime minister in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and felicitated him on his success in the election. Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest party in the July 25 general election and it nominated him as prime minister. The Indian envoy met cricketer-turned-politician Khan at his Banigala ...

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198 cases registered against 319 juveniles in JK: GoI

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New Delhi, Aug 10: A total of 198 cases are currently registered against 319 juveniles in the State, Government of India (GoI) said Thursday. “As per the data furnished by the State of Jammu Kashmir for the annual report ‘Crime in India’ to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), a total of 198 cases were registered against juveniles in J&K in ...

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Scrap Art 35-A to settle West Pak refugees: BJP

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Jammu, Aug 10: The rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said Article 35-A should be scrapped to permanently settle the West Pakistan refugees in the State. Addressing a news conference at BJP headquarters in Jammu, State BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi said West Pakistan refugees were awaiting settlement for the past 70 years and BJP would continue to fight for their ...

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PDP, BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance: Omar

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Srinagar, Aug 10: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah Thursday said there was no doubt left anymore that PDP and BJP continue to be in a tactical alliance despite BJP’s withdrawal of support to the PDP. He said this had against become clear when PDP’s two MPs in the Rajya Sabha abstained from voting in the election of the Rajya Sabha ...

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