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  • Shops and eateries were shut and vehicles remained off roads in Maharashtra's Shirdi temple town on Sunday, while an MP of the ruling Shiv S...

    While addressing a press conference in Jammu, MoS for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur said that the right time has come for Kashmi...

    “We believe that it was purely an internal matter...which was conducted within the purview of the Indian Constitution. No outside power should have any role in this process,” said Maldives foreign minister Abdullah Shahid. Maldives was the first country to support India’s decision on Article 370.

    ​Dy SP Davinder Singh was arrested along with one of the most wanted Hizb ul Mujahideen commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq, and his his associate Rafi Rather and an alleged Over Ground Worker Irfan Shafi Mir on January 11, when they were travelling on highway on way to Jammu.

    Internet service providers have been asked to provide fixed line Internet connectivity in all the 10 districts of Jammu region and two districts, Kupwara and Bandipora, in North Kashmir. Rohit Kansal, the principal secretary to the administration of Jammu and Kashmir said the order will come into effect from Saturday.

    Thakur, a 1995 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, will have a tenure till December 3, 2022. Shantanu, a 1997 batch Tripura cadre IAS officer, has been appointed to the post till March 27, 2024, an order issued by the personnel ministry said. The government had last month created the department of military affairs, which is headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat.

    NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat asseted that internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent certain elements from "misusing" information that could affect law and order situation there. On recent protests in Delhi's JNU, he said the institution has become a "political battleground" with half of the teachers being "hardcore Leftists".

    India has been Malaysia's largest palm oil market for the past five years, presenting the Southeast Asian country with a major challenge in finding new buyers for its palm oil.

    ET has learnt that Germany advocated that there has been improvement on the ground situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and that there was no necessity to call another meeting of UNSC on the matter.

    Davinder Singh’s visits to Bangladesh is also under the scanner. As per him, the trips were related to his daughter’s admission to a Bangladesh university. Investigations into his visits will help unravel the names of person he met, NIA officials said, adding that Singh will be brought to Delhi in the next few days for a detailed questioning.

    The protest was part of the 'holocaust day' which is being observed by the displaced community who were forced to flee from Kashmir to Jammu and other states in the early 90s soon after the outbreak of militancy. Convenor of protest said this year the 'holocaust day was observed in the backdrop of historical decisions taken by the government with regards to J&K.

    His made remarks at a press meet in Moscow responding to a query sent by ET on Russia's position on repeated attempts to discuss Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council despite failure at first meeting in August 2019. Lavrov visited Delhi earlier this week. The comments hold significance after yet another Chinese attempt at UNSC to internationalise issue fell flat.

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