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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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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.

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OPPOSITION DEMANDS FAROOQ ABDULLAH’S PRESENCE IN ALL-PARTY MEET

ANM News Desk: Ahead of Parliament’s winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured at the all-party meeting that the government is ready to discuss all issues, while the opposition strongly raised Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah’s detention and demanded that he be allowed to attend the House.

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PM MODI CONGRATULATES NEW SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for winning of the Presidential elections in Sri Lanka.

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ABDUCTING A WOMAN AND RAPING HER

ANM News Desk:  A taxi driver has been arrested at Kolkata’s southern outskirts in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a shelter home inmate. The accused was nabbed from Narendrapur in South 24 Parganas district during a raid on Saturday night.

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COURT SEEKS RESPONSE FROM ED ON RATUL PURI’S BAIL PLEA

ANM News Desk:  A Delhi court has sought response from the Enforcement Directorate on the bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam.

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HARYANA DEPUTY CM URGES INCLUSION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM

ANM News Desk: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala urged the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to include climate change and sustainability as subjects in the education curriculum.

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AIR INDIA WILL BE SOLD BY MARCH 2020: NIRMALA SITHARAMAN

ANM News Desk: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has stated that the government is planning to sell the state-run airline Air India and the oil marketing PSU Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) by March 2020.