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HOW IS “SUR-E-MALLIKA” DOING? KNOW THE TRUE UPDATE HERE

ANM News Desk: After asking Twitter about Lata Mangeshkar’s health, author Shobha De confirmed Saturday afternoon that the legendary Bollywood singer is fine.

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EXCLUSIVE: KASHMIR COMPLETES LONGEST INTERNET GAG EVER

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The political uncertainty in Kashmir coupled with an unprecedented security clampdown has entered fourth month. As a section of people is predicting the coming of doomsday for the erstwhile state in the aftermath of the centre’s decision to bifurcate J&K into two union territories, the signs of normalcy are springing back to life on the roads. The restrictions that were imposed after August 5 have been slowly and steadily eased up and the situation has come to a point where curfew is barely imposed and both landline and postpaid mobile networks have been restored.

The Valley is suffering due to the continuous suspension of internet which has taken a huge toll not just on the private sector but even the government’s day-to-day functioning, particularly in health and education departments, has suffered badly. In absence of any internet connectivity, students have suffered a great deal. Besides being unable to procure study material from their respective institutions due to the absence of public transport, they couldn’t even stay in touch with their teachers.

While the restoration of postpaid mobile service brought great relief for people, the pre-paid mobile connections should also be restored at the earliest so that those who don’t have the luxury of affording a postpaid connection are not left out in the process of building confidence in Kashmir. Most importantly, the LG’s administration as well as the union home ministry must give fresh thought to the restoration of broadband service in Kashmir. Since August 5, the situation hasn’t shown any inclination of going out of control. Maintaining the internet shutdown in Kashmir for over two months now has come at a great diplomatic cost. As the recent UNGA session showed, the internet shutdown has provided some countries with the ammunition for projecting New Delhi’s ‘bold move’ on J&K in a bad light. People demands that Broadband services must be restored in Kashmir at the earliest.

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ARTICLE 370 ROLLBACK; DETAINED KASHMIRI POLITICIANS SHIFTED

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: After the Union Government of India purge Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Several unexpected things hits the track including barring phones and internet connectivity for a longest period in history and detaining prominent and second stage politicians. Now after remaining incarcerated for more than three months at Centaur Hotel in Srinagar, the mainstream politicians who were detained on August 5, were shifted to MLA Hostel.

Over two dozen mainstream political leaders associated with different political parties here were detained at Centaur Hotel since August 5, when the government in centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370) and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union Territories.

Among the leaders three former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir-Dr Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are also there. The other leaders include PC Chairman Sajjad Gani Lone, Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) President Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen, NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, Mubarak Gul, Altaf Kaloo, PDP leaders Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, Mohamamd Ashraf Mir, Zahoor Mir, Aijaz Ahmad Mir and former bureaucrat-turned-politician and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) Chief Dr. Shah Faesal and others.

Purportedly the leaders were shifted in view of the shivering cold in Kashmir as well as the hefty amount so far spent on them at Centaur Hotel.

It was also learnt from the sources that the former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who was detained at a tourist hut was shifted to a government bungalow near Sangramal Shopping complex.

Meanwhile, in a series of tweets by Mehbooba’s daughter through the official twitter handle of her mother, alleged that the caged leaders including Sajad Lone, Waheed Para and Shah Faesal were roughed up by the police.

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WILD HOGS DESTROY COCAINE WORTH $22,000

ANM News Desk: A stash of cocaine worth $22,000 hidden in an Italian forest by a gang of suspected drug dealers was reportedly destroyed by wild boars.

Police officials dismantled the smuggling operation in Tuscany after placing a wiretap on members of the gang, which consisted of three Albanians and an Italian. While listening on a call, officials overheard a person complaining about the damage caused by the hogs.

Four suspects were arrested on drug charges after the bust, which left two members in jail and two under house arrest.

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BRIDE ARRIVES TO HER WEDDING IN A COFFIN

ANM News Desk: A bride pulled quite a weird stunt at her wedding as she arrived her reception venue in a coffin.

The bride started dancing immediately the coffin was opened to the amazement of everyone who gathered to celebrate with her on her big day.

The bride reportedly did this aiming to be different.

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SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HAS HIRED ITS FIRST THERAPY PIG

ANM News Desk: The San Francisco airport has got its first therapy pig who’s there to make your trip a little easier. LiLou the Juliana pig is a member of San Francisco International Airport’s “Wag Brigade,” a therapy animal program designed to ease stress and anxiety in travelers.

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MAN LOSES WIFE IN GAMBLING MATCH

ANM News Desk: A man in Bihar allegedly lost his wife in a gamble and then assaulted her when she refused to go with the ‘winner’.

The bizarre incident took place in Banka district of Bihar. According to the complaint, the woman was asleep in her room on Monday night when her husband woke her up to inform that he had lost her to a villager after gambling and that she would have to go with the winner.

The winner had reached her home to take her away as promised by her husband. The woman has now registered a case with the police, demanding action against her husband.

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5 YEAR OLD TELLS HEROIN TURNS HIM INTO SPIDER-MAN

ANM News Desk: A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to drug charges after authorities said his 5-year-old son brought heroin to school and told his teacher that when he tastes the powder he becomes Spider-Man.

29-year-old Benny Garcia, of Holyoke, Massachusetts faces charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment of a child.

Prosecutors say Garcia’s son brought a plastic bag decorated with Spider-Man to kindergarten and put it in his mouth, telling a teacher eating the powder turns him into the superhero. Authorities say the boy was taken to a hospital but was unharmed.

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WOMAN CAUGHT SMUGGLING DRUGS IN FAKE PREGNANCY BELLY

ANM News Desk:  A woman was arrested in Argentina for attempting to smuggle 9 pounds of marijuana inside a fake pregnancy bump.

The unnamed woman was caught on a bus as she allegedly attempted to bring the drugs across the border into Chile.

An accomplice on the bus was also caught with marijuana inside his bag.

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RANJAN GOGOI RETIRES AS THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

ANM News Desk:  Justice Ranjan Gogoi, credited for ending the decades old politically and religiously sensitive Ayodhya land dispute, has retired as the chief justice of India on Sunday.

Justice Gogoi’s tenure as judge and as CJI was marked by some controversies and personal allegations but that never came in his way of his judicial work that was reflected in the last few days when benches headed by him delivered some path-breaking judgements.

Justice Gogoi, who was sworn on October 3, 2018 as the 46th CJI, had the tenure of a little over 13 months.