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Setback: Congress announces boycott of BDC polls in JK

Setback: Congress announces boycott of BDC polls in JK

Jammu: The Congress on Wednesday decided to boycott the Block Development Council (BDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir, citing “indifferent” attitude of the state administration and continued detention of senior party leaders. BDC polls will be held in Jammu and Kashmir on October 24. These will be the first elections to be held in the […]

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Youth leader Shehla Rashid quits politics

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal could be next

Srinagar: Shehla Rashid, a student leader from Jawaharlal Nehru University who had joined former IAS officer Shah Faesal’s Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) in March, quit electoral politics Wednesday. Rashid blamed the announcement of Block Development Council elections for “compelling” her to make this move. The Centre, she said, was trying to portray “normalcy” […]

 KV Correspondent

IITians condemn communication clampdown in Kashmir

Seek an end to govt’s ‘false pitch for normalcy’

New Delhi: In the two months that have passed since Kashmir was put under a virtual lockdown, its special status taken and many of the freedoms of its people curtailed with, several groups of citizens have written petitions, letters and heartfelt requests to the government, asking for a let up in the gross human rights […]

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Shah asks Congress to clear its stand on Article 370

Kaithal (Har): Union Home Minister Amit Shah Wednesday attacked the Congress for its stand on Article 370 and also took on the party over criticism of the shastra pooja performed on the first Rafale aircraft acquired by the country. “Congress leader Rahul Gandhi opposed scrapping of Article 370. I want to ask Rahul to make […]

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Govt approves Rs 5.5 lakh package for PaK families settled in JK

Package meant for those who initially settled in outside states

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a one-time payment of Rs 5.5 lakh as a resettlement package for the 5,300 displaced families which had come from Pakistan-administered Kashmir and initially settled outside Jammu and Kashmir but later relocated to the state. A “historical wrong” has been corrected by the government, Union minister Prakash […]

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Day 66: Colleges reopen in Kashmir but students stay away

Srinagar: The efforts of the Jammu and Kashmir administration to reopen colleges in the Valley on Wednesday failed as students did not turn up for their classes. The Kashmir valley has been witnessing continuous shutdown since August 5 when the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union […]

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Repressive campaign against minorities, US restricts visas to China officials

Washington: The US has announced visa restrictions against officials of the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China for instituting a highly “repressive campaign” against ethnic and religious minorities, including the Uyghur Muslims, in the country’s Xinjiang province. The US accused China of carrying out high-tech surveillance and draconian controls against the minorities in […]

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Xi Jinping’s visit to India officially announced

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in India on October 11 and 12 for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the foreign ministries of India and China said on Wednesday in near simultaneous announcements about 50 hours before the visit begins. The External Affairs Ministry said the informal summit will […]

 KV Correspondent

Pak shells villages along LoC in Balakote, Krishnaghati

Jammu: The Pakistan Army overnight opened fire and lobbed mortars at Balakote and Krishnagati sectors along the LoC in Poonch district, triggering panic among border dwellers. Officials on Wednesday said the Indian Army gave a befitting reply resulting in exchanges. The firing triggered panic among border residents. The Pakistani Army has violated ceasefire more than […]

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During past one year Imran govt borrows 7,509 billion, say officials

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ruling Imran Khan government has broken all previous records in borrowing money merely in the first year of its tenure. According to the official data, during the one-year regime of the present government Rs 7,509 billion (Pakistani currency) increase was recorded in the total debt of the country. A report in the Pakistani […]

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