J&K leaders placed under house arrest

Tension mounts as additional forces move in, occupy civilian installations and police stations An uneasy calm enveloped the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as additional security forces occupied civilian installations and police stations and were put in “standby mode.” Late in the night, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic …

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Trump attacks Mueller ahead of testimony

President Donald Trump attacked Robert Mueller on Monday, even as he insisted he would not watch the special counsel’s potentially damaging Congressional testimony this week about the two-year Russia investigation. Two days before Mr. Mueller testifies — answering questions for the first time about his high-stakes probe into Russian election …

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A legacy dominated by Brexit failure

May had promised stable leadership Theresa May had a mission to fight Britain’s “burning injustices” through strong and stable leadership — but her legacy as Prime Minister will be anything but. The Conservative premier’s turbulent time in office was swamped and ultimately sunk by her legacy-defining battle to secure a …

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Surprised by Indian stand, says Imran

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he was “surprised” over India’s reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation for resolving the Kashmir issue which, according to him, had held the subcontinent hostage for 70 years. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since the attack on …

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J&K parties welcome U.S. mediation offer

Hurriyat wants an early resolution The National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the separatist Hurriyat on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s push for dialogue between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. “It is indeed a welcome step. Any mediation in conflict resolution is not …

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Centre plans to extend session by 10 days amid uproar

BJP keen on clearing its legislative agenda even as Opposition parties question urgency to pass Bills The Union government plans to extend the ongoing Parliament session by 10 days as it is keen on clearing its legislative agenda, and party MPs should gird themselves for it, BJP president Amit Shah …

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Centre usurping States’ rights: MPs

They flag certain provisions of the Motor Vehicles Bill passed by the Lok Sabha The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote. Several members cutting across party lines supported the safety and traffic violation aspects of the Bill, but said that through …

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