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    CCEA approves extension of timeline for PMDP in J&K

    NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved to extend the timeline for implementation of Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) by three years and revision of PM's Development Package for Horticulture in UTs of J&K and LadakhCCEA approved to extend the timeline for implementation of PMDP...

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    Citizenship Amendment Bill may lead to 'divisions, bitterness': CHRI

    NEW DELHI, Dec 11: The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an international NGO that promotes human rights in Commonwealth countries, has said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 could lead to further "divisions and bitterness" within India, and is being rushed through without adequate consultation.The Bill gives Indian citizenship rights to six non-Muslims...

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    Parliament clears CAB amid heated exchanges

    NEW DELHI, Dec 11(Agencies): The Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, that seeks to make it easier for non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to gain citizenship in the country, on Wednesday got the nod of Parliament with the Rajya Sabha passing it by a majority of members.The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill after a six hour long debate with 125 voting in favour and 105 voting against...

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    Army gets American assault rifles for operations in J&K

    NEW DELHI, Dec 11(Agencies): In a bid to fight terrorism and for carrying out major operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army received the first batch of American SiG Sauer assault rifles.The first lot of 10,000 SiG 716 assault rifles has arrived in India on Wednesday. Another batch of 10,000 rifles will arrive soon.The Indian army is looking to move to a rifle that fires a larger,...

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    Who can recreate J&K Constituent Assembly, SC asks Shah Faesal

    NEW DELHI, Dec 11(Agencies): Who is the present day "competent authority" to bring the extinct Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir back to life, Justice Surya Kant, one of the five judges on the Supreme Court's Article 370 Bench, asked J&K leader Shah Faesal on Wednesday.If the recommendation for abrogation of the special status to J&K has to necessarily...

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    CAB expansionist, step towards making India a Hindu nation: Pak

    ISLAMABAD, Dec 10(Agencies): Pakistan on Tuesday claimed that India's Citizenship Amendment Bill was a step towards realising the concept of a Hindu nation, PTI reported. Prime Minister Imran Khan said the proposed amendments were expansionist in nature."We condemn the legislation as regressive and discriminatory, which is in violation of all relevant international...

    • 2 days ago
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    Centre approves 8 medical colleges in J&K and Ladakh: MHA

    NEW DELHI, Dec 10 (Agencies): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy in a written reply to a question informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday (December 10) that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has approved establishment of eight medical colleges in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions. Reddy informed that these medical colleges are currently under various...

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    Concerned over Kashmir situation, important to restore normalcy: EU envoy

    NEW DELHI, Dec 10(Agencies): The European Union is concerned over the situation in Kashmir and it is important to restore the freedom of movement and normalcy there, the bloc's Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto said on Tuesday.The ambassador also said that the visit to Kashmir by the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) was not "an expression of EU's...

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    US Commission seeks sanctions against Shah over CAB

    WASHINGTON, Dec 10(Agencies): A federal United States commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a "dangerous turn in wrong direction" and sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament.According to the proposed legislation, members of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist,...

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    Art 370 abrogation unconstitutional; J&K people bypassed: petitioners to SC

    NEW DELHI, Dec 10: The Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 was 'unconstitutional' since people of Jammu and Kashmir were 'bypassed' and any proposal for altering the constitutional status of the erstwhile state should emanate from the citizens there, one of the petitioners said in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. A 5-judge...

    • 2 days ago

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