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Little girls write to PM, seeks fathers release

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Suzanne Shah & Sundas Shah Sir, Jailed separatist Shahid-ul Islam’s two school-going daughters have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for humane treatment of political prisoners, reminding him that their father’s pro-dialogue stance had led to two attacks on him by gunmen. Shahid UL Islam with his daughters. It was after eleven long months of a life like that of ...

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Inclement weather disrupts Rajnath Singh’s visit to Amarnath cave

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Srinagar, July 5: Home Minister Rajnath Singh could not visit the Amarnath Cave Shrine due to inclement weather on Thursday, IANS a newsgatherer reported. The Home Minister will take a review of various developmental projects, security and law and order in Jammu and Kashmir before concluding his two-day visit, a report said. He had met Governor N.N. Vohra on Wednesday at ...

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Pak spreads false narrative about Kashmir: India at UN

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United Nations, July 4: Pakistan’s “cynical” attempts to spread a false narrative about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful, India has said at the UN. India’s remarks came after Pakistan again brought up the Kashmir issue in its Right of Reply. The representative of Pakistan said that the High Commissioner for Human Rights has identified many violations in Kashmir and added that ...

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3708 yatris leave Jammu for Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 4: A fresh batch of 3708 Amarnath yatris left Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Himalayas on Wednesday morning in 139 vehicles, officials said. 2030 yatris comprising 218 females left base camp in Jammu for Pahalgam route at 3:40 am, said an official. He said 1678 yatris comprising 404 females left for Baltal route at 2:20 am in ...

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Government warns WhatsApp against misuse of its platform

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New Delhi, July 3: The government has asked WhatsApp to take immediate action to end the menace of spreading messages that impact the country’s law and order situation and ensure that the platform is not used for such malafide activities, an official statement said here on Tuesday. “Instances of lynching of innocent people have been noticed recently because of large number ...

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Rajnath Singh to visit Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow

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Srinagar, July 3: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will begin his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow, a news gatherer ANI reported. Singh will visit Amarnath shrine on July 5 and will also chair a security review meeting in Srinagar city, reported ANI news agency. The first batch of Amarnath yatra flagged off on June 27. It was, however, halted ...

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Tharoor moves anticipatory bail plea in Sunanda Pushkar case

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New Delhi, July 3: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who is an accused in the suicide case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, on Tuesday moved an anticipatory bail plea in a sessions court here. Additional Sessions Judge Arvind Kumar listed the matter for further hearing on Wednesday. The court has also sought response of the Delhi Police on Tharoor’s plea. On June ...

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States responsible to check cow vigilantism: Supreme Court

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New Delhi, July 3: Putting the onus on the states to check cow vigilantism, the Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb such violence, saying no one can take law into their hands. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said this was a ...

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