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370 Ayes scraps out Article 370; Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill

370 Ayes scraps out Article 370; Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill

370 Ayes scraps out Article 370; Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill

After a heated debate over the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, Lok Sabha with 366 approval passes the historic decision to revoke Article 370. Batting for scrapping the special status and inheriting the state in two Union Territories, Amit Shah with a bold step truly exhibited India’s strong stand on marking Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of the country.

A historic moment for the country

A historic moment for the country

A historic moment for the country

The introduction of ‘Sankalp’ by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Rajya Sabha this morning to repeal the Article 370 and 35A from Jammu & Kashmir will go down as a historic moment for the entire country. With this the country has taken a big stride forward for “Akhand Bharat”.

‘Article 370 shall cease to be operative’ President Kovind gives assent scrapping special status for J&K

‘Article 370 shall cease to be operative’ President Kovind gives assent scrapping special status for J&K

‘Article 370 shall cease to be operative’ President Kovind gives assent scrapping special status for J&K

With a stunning majority of 370 Ayes, the Parliament on Tuesday scrapped out Article 370 completely making it one of the historic decisions of 2019. Adding another feather to the victorious cap, President Ram Nath Kovind has declared abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Crushing down Pakistan’s hopes; UAE, Maldives back India’s decision to scrap Article 370 says ‘its internal matter’

Crushing down Pakistan’s hopes; UAE, Maldives back India’s decision to scrap Article 370 says ‘its internal matter’

Crushing down Pakistan’s hopes; UAE, Maldives back India’s decision to scrap Article 370 says ‘its internal matter’

Sprawled by India’s decision in revoking Article 370, Pakistan was surely taken aback by the unprecedented move. Hoping to get some support from the Muslim backed nations, Pakistan fell straight on its face as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Maldives rightly backed Indian government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Outstanding speech, a must hear! PM Modi praises Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namagyal for his fiery speech in LS

Outstanding speech, a must hear! PM Modi praises Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namagyal for his fiery speech in LS

Outstanding speech, a must hear! PM Modi praises Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namagyal for his fiery speech in LS

Outstanding speech, a must hear! Tweets PM Modi praising Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namagyal fiery speech in LS

Ladakh’s voice echoes for the first time!  MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal hit hard at NCP, PDP hailing revoke of Article 370

Ladakh’s voice echoes for the first time! MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal hit hard at NCP, PDP hailing revoke of Article 370

Ladakh’s voice echoes for the first time! MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal hit hard at NCP, PDP hailing revoke of Article 370

Giving goose-bumps to many, a rousing speech by Member of Parliament from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal clean swiped all those who opposed the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir. Coming in favour, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal supported the NDA government which moved the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Reorganisation Bill, 2019 in the Parliament on Monday.

Never commented on other's internal affairs! MEA fields Chinese brash straight over Art 370

Never commented on other's internal affairs! MEA fields Chinese brash straight over Art 370

Never commented on other's internal affairs! MEA fields Chinese brash straight over Art 370

When the nation at large is hailing the historic move by Modi-led government of scrapping the Article 370 that provided Jammu and Kashmir with special status, allowing it its own constitution, China has something dense to comment over India’s announcement of the establishment of the Ladakh Union Territory which probably involves that part of state, brashly occupied by China.

PoK activist Senge Sering hails revoking of Article 370; urges for speedy unification of Gilgit Baltistan with India

PoK activist Senge Sering hails revoking of Article 370; urges for speedy unification of Gilgit Baltistan with India

PoK activist Senge Sering hails revoking of Article 370; urges for speedy unification of Gilgit Baltistan with India

A welcoming move that drew smiles of happiness, a dream came true after 72 years of Independence; Jammu and Kashmir finally come under the framework of central government. Hailing the historic move, prominent activits of Gilgit Baltistan region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Dr Senge Sering, commended the decision of scrapping of Article 370. The people of Gilgit Baltistan urge for speedy unification of the region with India.

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Realizing long-pending demands, CBT approves proposal to recommend Amendment in EPS 1995

Realizing long-pending demands, CBT approves proposal to recommend Amendment in EPS 1995

In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) EPF in a meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 August 2019, approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 for restoration of commuted value of pension to the Pensioners after 15 years of drawing commutation which will benefit approx. 6.3 lakhs pensioners. This was a long pending demand of the pensioners.

'India will not accept mediation in its internal matters', VP Naidu decries attempts to internationalize the Kashmir issue

'India will not accept mediation in its internal matters', VP Naidu decries attempts to internationalize the Kashmir issue

Decrying attempts to spread misinformation and internationalize the re-structuring of the Jammu & Kashmir state which was purely an administrative matter, VP M Vekaiah Naidu while addressing the heads of Estonian diplomatic missions on the last day of his tri-nation tour to the Baltic Region, said that the issue was within the purview of the Indian government.

New light on Maharashtra’s Iron Age! ASI’s new excavation indicates towards Iron Age settlement in Vidarbha

New light on Maharashtra’s Iron Age! ASI’s new excavation indicates towards Iron Age settlement in Vidarbha

The team of ASI took up an intensive survey in the region between Chandur Bazar to Dariyapur of Purna basin at Phupgaon (N 21° 24’ 00.6” E 77° 54’ 11.6”), Amravati district of Maharashtra. The site is situated in the vast meander of the river Purna, a major tributary of Tapi, which used to be a perennial river, but at present is completely dried-up due to the dam construction in the upper stream.

Completely affable, warm hearted! EAM S Jaishankar calls on Nepal's President and PM subsequent to 5th Joints Commission Meeting

Completely affable, warm hearted! EAM S Jaishankar calls on Nepal's President and PM subsequent to 5th Joints Commission Meeting

Post a fruitful meeting with Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli yesterday ahead of the productive discussion with the other counterparts, the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar while on a two day crucial visit to Nepal, called on the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari today.

Inspiring and adventurous! Sports Minister Inaugurates Delhi leg of Op-Blue Freedom

Inspiring and adventurous! Sports Minister Inaugurates Delhi leg of Op-Blue Freedom

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and former India football captain Baichung Bhutia yesterday flagged off the Delhi leg of Op-Blue Freedom, an initiative in which a group of armed forces veterans train sports enthusiasts in survival training and self-defense.

With flooded enthusiasm, 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak celebrated in Australia

With flooded enthusiasm, 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak celebrated in Australia

The 550th birth anniversary of the religious guide of Sikhs, Guru Nanak is being celebrated across the world.

All in just 24 hours! Ending the traditional 'chor-police' game, CBI to quiz Chidambaram over INX media case and hit the court

All in just 24 hours! Ending the traditional 'chor-police' game, CBI to quiz Chidambaram over INX media case and hit the court

After severe efforts of climbing the walls and keeping a watch on the new economic absconder, the CBI on Wednesday ended the traditional ‘Chor-police’ game by arresting the Congress leader P Chidambaram, being accused in the INX media case. The charges against the former FM further are that of wrongdoing, money laundering and misusing the post of finance minister.

Giving a boost to the transport section, Govt to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from Dec 2019

Giving a boost to the transport section, Govt to make FASTag mandatory for all vehicles from Dec 2019

Giving a boost to the transport section, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced that FASTags will become mandatory for all vehicles from December this year. FASTag enabled vehicles can cruise through the dedicated FASTag lane without stopping at toll plazas on National Highways.

Loot and scoot.. a new normal? Chidambaram says will respect the law and hides behind the gates of his residence as ED, CBI hits in!

Loot and scoot.. a new normal? Chidambaram says will respect the law and hides behind the gates of his residence as ED, CBI hits in!

Tired of hiding and appearing to face the arrest after almost a day the Delhi High Court rejected his plea for anticipatory bail in the INX Media case, further calling him the kingpin of the case, P Chidambaram arrived at the Congress headquarters addressing the forum over his arrest tales. "All we wanted is a hearing. No one is running away”, said he, who probably had chosen to embrace the Mallya way.

Big step towards ‘Plastic-Free Railways’! Indian Railways to ban single-use plastic across country from October 2

Big step towards ‘Plastic-Free Railways’! Indian Railways to ban single-use plastic across country from October 2

Now, taking a concrete step towards sustainable development and eliminating the menace of plastic waste, Indian Railways directed all national units to ban on single-use plastics.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath expands his cabinet

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath expands his cabinet

With a vision to strengthen the developing path, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded cabinet today. He inducted two new faces as cabinet ministers and elevated four ministers of state. Six new ministers of state (independent charge) and 11 new ministers of state have also been inducted in Adityanath-led UP government.

India the unbeaten! Women’s hockey team wins Olympic test final

India the unbeaten! Women’s hockey team wins Olympic test final

In a much awaited moment, Indian Women’s hockey team today beat the host Japan 2-1 and emerged victorious in the Olympic test final.

Action plan towards reducing waste! High level meeting discusses on recycling milk pouches

Action plan towards reducing waste! High level meeting discusses on recycling milk pouches

A high level meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying today to review the milk situation in the country and discussing the action plan towards recycling of milk pouches.

Initiating steps towards new ‘Road Safety’ era! Nitin Gadkari launches new website of MORTH

Initiating steps towards new ‘Road Safety’ era! Nitin Gadkari launches new website of MORTH

The new website has a dashboard that gives data about highways construction, land acquisition, FASTags, etc. It also gives the state-wise, month-wise data on registration of vehicles in the country.

Setting a momentum straight for digital platforms, SBI plans to establish nearly 10 lakh YONO cash points

Setting a momentum straight for digital platforms, SBI plans to establish nearly 10 lakh YONO cash points

Having no plans to discontinue debit cards but increase use of the digital platform, the State Bank of India, the country's largest lender on Wednesday moved up to plan to establish nearly 10 lakh YONO Cash Points in the country over 18 months.

#Telangana: New  Super Speciality Hospital & Medical college Inaugurated at ESIC

#Telangana: New Super Speciality Hospital & Medical college Inaugurated at ESIC

Union MoS(IC) for Labour & Employment Santosh Gangwar and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy today laid the foundation stone for new OPD Block & Inaugurated the new Super Speciality Hospital & Medical college at ESIC, Sanath Nagar, Hyderabad.

CBI books NDTV founders Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and others for alleged violation of FDI norms

CBI books NDTV founders Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and others for alleged violation of FDI norms

Following the new leads in a new case for alleged violation of foreign direct investment rules, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday booked news television network NDTV’s founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy and former Chief Executive Officer Vikram Chandra for cheating and corruption.

Incredible adventure! India’s Satendra Singh Lohia becomes first Asian swimmer to cross Catalina Channel

Incredible adventure! India’s Satendra Singh Lohia becomes first Asian swimmer to cross Catalina Channel

India's brave swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia has become the first Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America yesterday. A team of six para swimmers from India successfully swam the Catalina Channel early Tuesday morning.

Opinion
AUG. 19, 2019

Jammu & Kashmir: Beyond 370

Revocation of Articles 370 and 35-A indeed is a historic moment. Let us all come together and embark upon our noble cause of nation building; Union territories of J&K and Ladakh are an integral part of Bharat; waters of Indus and Jhelum will stand testimony to the fact that the message of peace of sage Kashyap is delivered to the world.

Jammu & Kashmir: Beyond 370
AUG. 17, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond

The change in status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir carried out in the most legitimate and constitutional manner is essentially an internal matter of the Indian nation. What is galling here is the undesirable and disgusting interference that is being attempted by neighbouring Pakistan.

Jammu and Kashmir: What Pakistan can do and how India should respond
AUG. 13, 2019

Rudderless Congress seeks refuge in ‘Mother (Superior) Sonia’

The Congress needs a new, virile, dynamic and visionary leadership and not just become a protégé of one family. There are many good, nationalist, dynamic and visionary leaders in the Congress party and they should come forward to take up the challenge and steer the Congress party clear through the political and existential crises it is floating right now.

Rudderless Congress seeks refuge in ‘Mother (Superior) Sonia’

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

The Indian nation has remained engrossed in the all-pervasive “K” issue since the beginning of this month when indications of some major change started coming in. In view of the volumes already written on the subject, a good columnist would realise that fatigue has set in among the readers, another piece may not be a great idea, nevertheless, it is quite difficult to curtail the urge to put in some more words.

J&K: The challenge has just begun; communication and sobriety hold the key

Abrogation of Article 370/35A and aftermath

All things considered, including the outrage among few Opposition Parties in India over the way in which the abrogation was brought in, the decision is unlikely to face any decisive hurdles.

Abrogation of Article 370/35A and aftermath

J & K Crisis Resolution – Unending Saga

Mankind’s lesson of history is simple - Societies and Nations traverse on their own course depending on the leadership capabilities. No permanent borders, but changing borders/frontiers in a continuum is real. In retrospect, there is close interplay between geography and history that determines future course or curse of societies and nations.

J & K Crisis Resolution – Unending Saga