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View from the right: Kashmir and 370

Vaidya provides a historical background for Article 370 and how Jammu and Kashmir became a part of India. He then says that J&K “doesn’t comprise of people living in Kashmir Valley alone but also includes people of Jammu and Ladakh region”

Shameful UP tops the list of crimes against women: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

The state registered 56,011 crime cases against women in 2017, according to the NCRB data.

UP: Ayodhya Deepotsava gets ‘state fair’ status with 133 crore budget

A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also decided to run an audit of the entire event, including the tableaux, in order to stop the misuse of state funds, said the government.

15th Finance Commission meets UP CM: Panel flags economy, lauds decline in poverty

The Commission flagged a high burden of pension and interest because of the Seventh Pay Commission and increasing losses suffered by public sector undertakings (PSUs).

Assam announces two-child limit for jobs in govt

The move comes two months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged the issue of “population explosion” in his Independence Day speech.

Pune: After RTO falls short, traffic cops to keep a check on private bus fares in festive season

In a meeting with private bus operators and travel booking agents on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pankaj Deshmukh said Pune Traffic Police was launching a campaign to stop overcharging by private operators.

Court orders FIR against Kathua rape investigators

The order is based on a complaint from three persons alleging torture during interrogation to “provide false evidence” against one of the accused, Vishal Jangotra, who was later acquitted in the case.

England-New Zealand … from Black Caps to Back Claps

The most famous example of a Rugby World Cup game being forced into extra time was in 1995 when All Blacks lost the final 15-12 to the Springboks after Joel Stransky kicked a drop goal.

Pune: Vegetable prices skyrocket as rain plays havoc with harvest

Heavy rain has lashed the vegetable-growing districts of Pune, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Satara and Sangli over the last 48 hours.

Under scanner: Deal between Mirchi’s son and Bhushan Steel

Sources told The Indian Express that in 2010, Sur Buildcon Pvt Ltd (now Globus Realinfra Pvt Ltd) issued a draft of about Rs 19 crore in favour of Junaid Iqbal Memon, which was later cancelled.

Ramachandra Guha declines paycheck for cricket stint

Guha was to receive Rs 40 lakh and Limaye Rs 50.5 lakh on a pro-rata basis. The CoA will wind up after the BCCI’s annual general meeting and elections Wednesday, according to the apex court.

In Haryana, it’s advantage BJP — but on the ground, some faultlines are blurred

In this political landscape, the BJP has risen in the last couple of elections, not because it presented an alternative to Haryana’s fluid power politics but because it harnessed it to its own advantage, most visibly through the politics of defections