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Modi govt throws battered telcos a Rs 42,000-cr lifeline

The deferred amounts to be paid by telcos will be without increase in the time period, the FM said.


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European delegation that toured Kashmir was on "private visit" to India: Govt

In the first visit by a foreign delegation, a team of 23 MEPs travelled to Kashmir in October on a two-day visit to have a first-hand assessment of the situation after the state's special status was revoked in August by abrogating Article 370.

Total normalcy in Kashmir, Internet to be restored at appropriate time: Amit Shah to Rajya Sabha

The Home Minister on Wednesday said in Rajya...

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    India turned Jammu & Kashmir into a union territory, tightening control in a move it said would rein in militancy in the region, and promote its development. But KCCI said development was elusive, thanks to a protracted shutdown after people closed markets and businesses as a mark of protest, and for fear of reprisals from insurgents.

    Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah addressed Rajya Sabha and said the condition in Kashmir valley is "fully normal" and there were no casualties reported due to police firing since August 5th when Article 370 was abrogated thereby ending the special status that was earlier conferred to Jammu and Kashmir.

    "Since August 5, 2019 to November 15, 2019, 765 people have been arrested in 190 cases registered relating to stone pelting/law and order. From January 1, 2019 to August 4, 2019, 361 number of such cases were registered," Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha.

    Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. India's August 5 decision evoked strong reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties. Islamabad suspended all communication links with India as well as the trade ties.

    Farmers have requested the Jammu & Kashmir administration to start a crop insurance policy.

    “This involves the fundamental liberties of seven million people. They are as much citizens of India as anyone else. Nothing is more important than this,” he told a three-judge bench, headed by Justice NV Ramana. “This court ought to have put everything aside and heard this matter as it involves the fundamental rights of so many,” he said.

    Pakistan has managed to infiltrate about 135 terrorists into the Kashmir valley in three months, since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked with abrogation of Article 370, as per latest assessment by intelligence agencies. Security forces had identified over 25 entry routes along the Indo-Pak border in J&K.

    As the second phase of the flagship 'Back to the Village' programme is all set to begin in Jammu and Kashmir next week, Lt Governor G C Murmu on Wednesday said 5,000 officers will reach out to the people in each panchayat

    Pakistan on Monday conducted a test launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of delivering all types of warheads up to 650 kilometres, the military announced. The Shaheen-1 missile is capable of delivering all types of warheads up to range of 650 KMs, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.

    Railway services were resumed in Kashmir valley after three months of being suspended due to security reason post abrogation of Article 370. Conditions have begun to normalise in the valley as the weekly flea market witnessed a rush and local transport have started plying on some routes in the city and elsewhere in the valley including buses and autos.

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