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Goa to amend Portuguese-era law to allow marriage registration

Goa decides to amend century-old marriage law The BJP-led Goa government would amend the Portuguese-era Uniform Civil Code (UCC), introduced in the year 1870, so that non-Goans can register their marriages. The UCC was introduced by the erstwhile Portuguese rulers. It was retained even after the territory was merged with …

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Afghanistan shadow over India’s move

Real reason lies in global context India’s move to end the special status to Jammu and Kashmir indicates that the government is bracing for serious geo-strategic shifts that will unfold in South Asia over the next few months. Though the domestic reasons for ending the status was presented through a …

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Pakistan Army stands by Kashmiris, says Bajwa

Top commanders hold meeting Pakistan’s military “firmly stands” by Kashmiris, the powerful Army chief said on Tuesday, a day after India stripped the disputed region of its special autonomy in a move set to deepen animosity between the nuclear arch-rivals. The Army’s top commanders met in the garrison city of …

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Imran warns of more violence in Kashmir

Speaking at a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad, Mr. Khan said, “They want to change the demography of Kashmir by revoking Kashmir’s special status. This is against Article 49 of the fourth Geneva Convention; this is a war crime. They have violated all international and local laws for their …

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Pleas against partition in Ayodhya being heard

It had been managing the Ramjanmabhumi and receiving offerings from worshippers. It submitted that the “Asthan of Janam Bhumi was of ancient antiquity.” The Akhara, represented by senior advocate Sushil Kumar Jain, submitted that Muslims had stopped offering regular prayers at the Babri mosque in 1934, when there was a …

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Government offers to send 4 Bills for scrutiny

Days after the Opposition accused the government of passing Bills without scrutiny, the government has proposed to send four pieces of legislation to a standing committee or a select committee. The Opposition parties had demanded that the RTI Amendment Bill, the Triple Talaq Bill and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment …

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Enough security for peace in J&K: Army

Sources say they expect infiltrations and ceasefire violations in the days ahead Necessary security arrangements have been put in place for ensuring peace and security in Jammu and Kashmir, said General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Tuesday after chairing a meeting of the core group of …

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A source of inspiration: Modi

The country has lost a much loved leader who epitomised dignity, courage and integrity in public life: President President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministers and Opposition leaders have condoled the death of former Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. “Extremely shocked to hear of the passing of …

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