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Kashmir: Pakistan expels Indian envoy, suspends bilateral trade

Islamabad has also decided to review of bilateral arrangements with New Delhi and to take the Kashmir issue to the U.N. Security Council.

Sushma Swaraj cremated, daughter performs last rites

Hundreds of people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and veteran party leader L.K. Advani, bid farewell to former External Affairs Minister as her mortal remains were consigned to flames at the Lodhi Road crematorium.

Kashmir experiencing unprecedented lockdown, 8 million people ‘incarcerated’: Shah Faesal

“It was not possible to reach former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference’s Sajjad Lone or send a message to them,” the former IAS officer and J&K Peoples Movement Party chief, said in a Facebook post as information from the Valley continued to come out in driblets.

Data Point fact-check: Is Jammu and Kashmir underdeveloped as stated by Amit Shah?

Where does Jammu and Kashmir stand in comparison to other States in key indicators of growth and development.

Sister Lucy who protested against Bishop Franco Mulakkal dismissed

Sister Lucy, a resident of the Franciscan Clarist convent at Mananthavady in Wayanad district, had participated in a protest in Kochi against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar, who was accused of raping a nun.

Unnao rape case: Delhi court restrains media from revealing identity of survivor, family and witnesses

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma issued a slew of guidelines on media reporting including abstaining it from reporting on testimonies of witnesses and merits of the case.

A Christ query in Ayodhya case

“Whether Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem… Has such a question ever arisen in any court?” Supreme Court judge, Justice S.A. Bobde, asked senior advocate K. Parasaran, lawyer for Ram Lalla Virajman, the deity in Ayodhya.

VVIP chopper scam: ED moves Delhi court seeking non-bailable warrant against Ratul Puri

The move comes a day after the court dismissed his anticipatory bail plea in the now scrapped ₹ 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland.

Photo of officers leading African-American man by a rope in Texas sparks outrage

The image caused outrage, serving as a painful reminder of some of the bleakest moments in America’s brutally racist past, including the chaining of enslaved people and lynching of African-Americans in the Jim Crow South in the years after emancipation.

RBI unveils monetary policy review, lowers GDP growth projection

Introduces round-the-clock transfers through NEFT and a bill payment system for repeat payments.

West Indies vs India 1st ODI: With Shikhar Dhawan back, KL Rahul could be back at No. 4

With 17 hundreds in 130 ODIs, Dhawan will rightfully take his place at the top of the order alongside Rohit and like the initial matches of the World Cup, KL Rahul is likely to go back to being the No.4 batsman.

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