Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

We want to prevent loss of lives in J&K: official

Senior Home Ministry and officials of the J&K police have asserted that barring localised incidents the law and order situation in the Valley has remained peaceful, since the end of special status to the State.On Tuesday, a senior government official said the ongoing restrictions in Kashmir Valley was a “trade-off …

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We are in no hurry: CJI to Ayodhya case lawyers

Mr. Dhavan, in his characteristic style, described the ongoing submissions of senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, for some of the Hindu parties, as sheer “hop, skip and jump”.Mr. Vaidynathan, at the point when Mr. Dhavan rose to voice his displeasure, was reading certain paragraphs of P. Carnegie’s historic sketches, describing the …

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Dilution of Article 370 was arbitrary, says Nyla Ali Khan

Emotional integration of Kashmir into India is unlikely without addressing the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, said Nyla Ali Khan, granddaughter of Sheikh Abdullah, emphasising that revocation of the special status of the State has pushed Kashmiri politicians of every hue into the background.“The revocation of Article 370, bifurcation of …

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EC kicks off delimitation process

As the Election Commission held internal discussions on the delimitation of constituencies ahead of elections to the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, former Chief Election Commissioner and ex-officio member of the Delimitation Commission N. Gopalaswami said the increase in the number of seats was “an issue which is …

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Enact security regime for NRC data, says SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) authorities to enact a security regime akin to the Aadhaar data protection before making the information on exclusions and inclusions in the NRC list available to the Centre, Government of Assam and the Registrar General of India.The order …

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Sensex sees record plunge

Global weakness on account of the crash in Argentina’s peso, the continuing political unrest in Hong Kong and the long-drawn U.S.-China trade war led to the Indian benchmarks losing heavy ground on Tuesday, even as strong gains in Reliance Industries (RIL) helped the indices limit the day’s losses.The 30-share Sensex …

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SC not in a hurry with regard to Ayodhya case’

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, heading the Constitution Bench hearing the Ayodhya appeals, said on Tuesday that the Supreme Court is not in a hurry. Lawyers need not feel constrained and can argue to their heart’s content. The top judge said lawyers on both sides could raise their arguments …

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‘Normalcy in J&K not possible overnight’

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said restoration of normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir cannot be accomplished overnight.The government, it said, needed “reasonable time” to guide the Valley back to peace without loss of lives. “Who will be blamed if something happens,” the court retorted, when asked by petitioner-activist Tehseen Poonawalla …

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