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Naga groups assail rethink on RIIN cut-off

Some groups have called for April 1977 instead of December 1963 as the date A joint committee of Naga civil society groups has warned the Nagaland government against changing the cut-off date for including people in the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN). The Nagaland government had, through a …

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Vir Chakra for Abhinandan

The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel who were part of the February 26 Balakot air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror training camp in Pakistan and the air engagement a day after have been awarded gallantry medals on the eve of Independence Day. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been awarded Vir …

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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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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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Centre sets the ball rolling for J&K polls

The earliest possible date for the Assembly election in the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is around March next year, officials in the Home Ministry indicated, as the Election Commission (EC) held its first meeting on Tuesday for the delimitation exercise, necessitated under the new Jammu and Kashmir …

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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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Kashmir Valley remains cut off for second day

The Kashmir Valley remained cut off for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as the government anticipated violence after Parliament passed a resolution ending Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in the Indian Union under Article 370. The Hindu ’s Srinagar correspondent could not send any despatch for lack of connectivity. …

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India tells China to avoid commenting on Ladakh

The formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, is an internal affair of India, and India expects other countries to avoid commenting on its internal developments, an official of the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday. The Indian response came after …

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