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Imposition of Governor rule will not affect anti-militancy operations in Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

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Srinagar, June 20: Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that imposition of governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-militancy operations, and noted that there was no political interference. “We only stopped our operations during Ramadhan. But we saw what happened. The militants continued with their actions,” news gatherer IANS quoted General Rawat as saying. “The imposition ...

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Nayeema Mahjoor is out of SWC

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Srinagar, June 20: Chairperson, Jammu Kashmir State Commission for Women, Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor Wednesday resigned from her post. Taking to social networking site Twitter, Nayeema wrote: “I have resigned from the post of chairperson, jk state commission for women early morning. I am now free woman… freedom at last…..” Nayeema Mehjoor @nayeema1 I have resigned from the post of chairperson, jk ...

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BJP ends alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday pulled out of its ruling alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Reports said the decision was taken by the BJP party president Amit Shah after meeting with the party’s ministers in the state. “It has become untenable for the BJP to continue in the alliance government,” ...

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Check social media misuse: Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi, June 19: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday sought strengthening the capabilities of law enforcement agencies to check misuse of social media for illegal activities, an official statement said. Chairing a review meeting in the ministry, he cautioned against the challenges being posed by crimes in cyberspace and called for effective measures to improve cyber security. Rajnath Singh ...

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Deeply saddened by the assassination of Shujaat Bukhari: UN

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Srinagar, June 19: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his opening statement of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council said that he was deeply saddened by the assassination of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari. While calling him a human rights defender, Hussein said, “I am tremendously saddened by the assassination last week of Shujaat Bukhari, ...

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On J&K violence, Shiv Sena wonders if India has a defence minister

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Mumbai, June 18: Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether “India really has a Defence Minister?”. Without naming Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally attacked her as “a very weak and ineffective, faceless personality, who is at the helm, ...

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat meets slain army man Aurangzeb’s family in Poonch

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Srinagar, June 18: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday met the family of Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was abducted and later killed by militants in Gusoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The Army Chief met the family of the deceased official at his residence in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, reported ANI news agency. Aurangzeb was reportedly proceeding towards home when ...

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