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US Ambassador meets JK Governor, discusses Indo-US ties

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Srinagar, Aug 7: Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of United States of America to India, accompanied by Alexi Lefevre, Political Officer and Sukesh, Senior Political Specialist, called on Governor N. N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today. A Raj Bhavan spokesman said the US ambassador discussed matters relating to further strengthening of the rapidly advancing India–US understanding on several fronts with the ...

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Justice K M Joseph takes oath as SC judge amid row with GOI

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New Delhi, Aug 7: Justice K M Joseph, who as Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court had set aside the NDA government’s decision to impose President’s Rule in the state in 2016, was today sworn in as a judge of the Supreme Court. Justice Joseph, 60, took oath amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his ...

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35A: SC Adjourns The Case Till August 27

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Srinagar, Aug 6: The hearing in the case seeking abrogation of Article 35(A) has been adjourned because the bench was incomplete as one of them could not attend the court, reports reaching from Delhi said. The case was listed before a three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice. Apart from Chief JusticeJustice Dipak Misra, the two members of the bench include ...

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Article 35A: Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to call for shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu, Aug 5: Authorities on Sunday decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing Amarnath Yatra from Jammu to the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley for two days due to a separatist-called protest shutdown. The complete protest shutdown in the Valley was called to support Article 35A that gives special powers to the state legislature. According to the police, no pilgrim was ...

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Pandits join protest against assault on Art 35-A

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Srinagar, Aug 3: As Supreme Court is set to hear the petitions challenging validity of Article 35-A on Monday, a Kashmiri Pandit group and civil society members on Thursday staged protest against any assault and tinkering with Article 35-A. The Pandit group led by prominent Kashmiri Pandit and trade union leader Sampat Prakash assembled at Pratap Park, here and staged a ...

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J&K India’s most corrupt state: SAC chairman

Jammu, Aug 2: In an interview to The Print, SAC chief spoke about corruption and issues plaguing the higher judiciary. Khan called the state “India’s most corrupt” and complained about the toothless nature of the State Accountability Commission (SAC). Khan was appointed SAC chief in 2015 by former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. “I decided to come on board on the ...

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Yatra 2018: Fresh batch of 603 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir

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Jammu, Aug 2: A batch of 603 Amarnath pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley, police said. “An escorted convoy of 16 vehicles carrying the 603 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here for the Valley,” the police added. The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on ...

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Imran Khan’s PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath ceremony

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Lahore, Aug 1: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of the SAARC countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath taking ceremony + as the premier next month, a party official said today. The PTI, led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly after the July 25 elections, but it ...

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‘BJP ends alliance with PDP to attract Hindu voters’

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Srinagar, July 31: Perceived resentment among Jammu’s Hindu voters over spiralling violence in the valley and “favouritism” towards Muslim-majority Kashmir made BJP, in consultation with RSS, break its ruling alliance with PDP, to give itself time to woo Hindu voters across the country, including those in Jammu, before general polls, reported CNN News 18. The aim was to give “government room ...

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