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Population explosion a worry, govt schemes needed to control it: PM Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday placed the issue of "population explosion" on the national front-burner, calling it a challenge and exhorting the Centre and states to devise schemes to tackle it. 
SC refuses to pass directions on lifting of restrictions in J&K; says govt needs time as situation 'very sensitive' Times of India
The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "very sensitive" and reasonable time should be given to the government to ensure normalcy there, the apex court said on Tuesday while refusing to pass any immediate order to the Centre to lift restrictions in the region imposed after abrogation of Article 370.
Sonia back at helm of Cong Deepak Kumar Jha, Pioneer
The Congress’ top job remains within the Gandhi family. Failing to zero in on a non-Gandhi as Rahul Gandhi’s successor despite day-long confabulation, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) late on Saturday decided to make UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the interim president of the Congress, pending the selection of regular party chief by the AICC.
Restrictions back in Srinagar, people told to go home, shops down shutters Mir Ehsan, Hindustan Times
Restrictions were reimposed in the city of Srinagar on Sunday afternoon after they were partially lifted earlier today ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha festival. The morning relaxation saw people thronging the bakery and grocery stores; the movement of private vehicles was also noticed in some parts of the city. However, with restrictions back in place people were asked to go home and shopkeepers had to down shutters.
Sushma Swaraj, former Foreign Minister and BJP Stalwart, passes away at 67 after Heart Attack News18
Sushma Swaraj, former external affairs minister and senior BJP leader, passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS around 9:30pm and was straight away taken to the emergency ward. AIIMS doctors said she died of a cardiac arrest.
End of two flags, two Constitutions: Shah Pioneer
A triumphant Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday termed the Modi Government’s landmark decision to scrap Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that gave special status to Jammu & Kashmir as “historical” saying it came in the way of integration of the State into India.
Work to win over those who didn’t vote for you: Narendra Modi tells BJP MPs Hindu
“You should do the politics of everybody’s welfare. They should be positive and shun any negative thought about those who did not vote for the party. Looking at your work and conduct, they will get closer to you”
Govt Decides to Repeal Articles 370 and 35A, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories News18
In an announcement with massive repercussions for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah has announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to J&K.
Yuan fall, Asia selloff, Kashmir issue and other factors that sent Sensex tumbling 650 pts Amit Mudgill, Economic Times
Friday’s rebound in stocks proved short-lived, as the benchmark indices resumed their downtrend and plunged in opening trade on Monday, with the BSE Sensex falling over 500 points and NSE's Nifty slipping below the psychologically important 10,850 mark.
Congress finally votes with govt, amended terror law passed Times of India
Parliament on Friday passed the amended UAPA bill, which provides for proscribing individuals involved in terror crimes as terrorists, after a sharp debate which saw home minister Amit Shah clash with opposition leaders P Chidambaram and Digivijaya Singh.
Rajiv Gandhi case convict Nalini out on month-long parole for the first time since 1991 Manasa Rao, NewsMinute
Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, walked out on parole on Thursday amidst high security. Earlier this month, she was granted one-month parole by the Madras High Court in order to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding. On Thursday morning, she was escorted out of the Vellore Central Prison’s women’s cell accompanied by a posse of police officers.
Karnataka: Kumaraswamy govt falls, drama ends without any susurprise twist Times of India
The turbulent tenure of the JD(S)-Congress government came to an end on Tuesday, exactly 14 months after it assumed office, after the coalition lost the trust vote moved by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy 99-105.
PM Modi did not ask Trump to Mediate on Kashmir, clarifies India after US President offers 'Help' News18
India on Monday night denied US President Donald Trump’s claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate in resolving the Kashmir issue with Pakistan. As he met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, Trump offered to be the “mediator” on the Kashmir issue and even said he has received a request to do so from Modi during a recent meeting with him.
50 days of Modi 2.0: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's focus on foreign policy continues Zee News
In the first 50 days of the second term in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it amply clear that his government’s focus on foreign policy, with regard to neighbours as well as others, would remain intact.
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off with a billion dreams Deccan Herald
Carrying a billion dreams, Chandrayaan-II, India’s second lunar spacecraft, lifted off successfully from the second launchpad at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre here, 100 kms from Chennai, on Monday afternoon.
Sheila Dikshit, three-time Delhi Chief Minister, dies At 81 Stela Dey, NDTV
Veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, who was the longest serving chief minister of Delhi, has died of a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Delhi. She was 81. Sheila Dikshit was admitted to Escorts hospital this morning. She died at 3.55 pm. The hospital, in a statement, said despite all resuscitative efforts, Sheila Dikshit died after a cardiac arrest.
Yeddyurappa asks Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to move trust vote on Monday NewsMinute
An upbeat Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday dared beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to move a confidence motion in the state Assembly on Monday to prove that his shaky coalition government has a majority.
Assam flood situation turns grim, 4 lakh people affected across 700 villages in 17 districts Zee News
The flood situation in Assam turned critical affecting four lakh people across 700 villages in 17 districts. Massive landslides continued in the state. At three persons died and several houses were destroyed on Thursday.
29 killed as Delhi-bound bus falls into canal off Yamuna Expressway near Agra Hindustan Times
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a probe into a bus accident on the Yamuna Expressway near Agra that killed at least 29 people and injured more than 15, officials said on Monday.
6.9-Magnitude Earthquake strikes off Indonesia, Tsunami warning issued NDTV
A strong, magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes. The quake struck at a depth of 24 kilometres and was centred in the Molucca Sea between north Sulawesi and north Maluku, according to the USGS.
Karnataka crisis: 10 Congress, 3 JD(S) MLAs quit; coalition, BJP now tied on 105 Times of India
Thirteen months after its turbulent birth, the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karanataka was reduced to a minority on Saturday when 13 disgruntled MLAs - 10 Congressmen and three from JD(S) - tendered their resignations from the assembly and withdrew support to the HD Kumaraswamy-led government.
Pakistan announces crackdown on Hafiz Saeed Vijaita Singh, Hindu
Pakistan’s counter-terrorism department said it had launched 23 cases against the 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind and 12 aides for using five trusts to collect funds and donations for Lashkar-e-Taiba.
33 Killed, 22 Injured After Bus Falls Into Gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar News18
Thirty-three people were killed and 22 injured after the bus they were travelling in fell into a deep gorge near Srigwari at Keshwan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar on Monday. Local residents said the bus bearing registration number JK17-6787 was on way to Kishtwar from Keshwan when it skidded on the road near Srigwari and fell into a deep gorge.
In suicide video, Rajasthan farmer says Congress govt’s loan waiver failed Hamza Khan, Indian Express
A debt-laden farmer from Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan consumed poison to commit suicide Sunday, and left behind a video in which he alleged that the Congress state government’s farm loan waiver scheme had not benefited farmers.
Enjoy being on bail, this is not Emergency: PM Modi to Gandhis Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi used his reply to the debate on the PResident's address to remind the Congress leadership that "they should enjoy being on bail" while recalling how civil right were trampled during the Emergency with June 25 being the event's anniversary.
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