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35A: SC Adjourns The Case Till August 27


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


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


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


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


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’


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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Yatra 2018: 591 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath cave in Kashmir


Jammu, July 31: A new batch of 591 pilgrims left Jammu on Tuesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in an escorted convoy of 19 vehicles and headed towards the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, an official said. In 2017, only 2,60,003 pilgrims had performed the Amarnath Yatra during the 40 days ...

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Supreme Court extends protection granted to Army Major in Shopian firing incident


Srinagar, July 30: The Supreme Court has extended protection granted to Major Aditya till August 21 in the Shopian firing incident case, a media report said today. Three civilians were killed after army men opened fire in Ganowpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on January 27 this year. The then J&K chief minister had ordered an inquiry into the incident. ...

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