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Upper House passes Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust Bill

On 19 Nov,  Rajya Sabha  passed  the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment), Bill, 2019 in the ongoing winter session of the Parliament. The session  marks  the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha .  The Bill  replaced the Congress president as a member of the trust with the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, ..

Kashi Nath Pandit authorsthe book “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics”

The book titled “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics” has been authored by educationist and Padma Shri recipient Prof Kashi Nath Pandit. It sheds light on the events that happened from 1947 till the revocation of the special status of the J&K state (1947-2019 events). The author has described complexities in various aspects of ..

Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

On September 16 2019, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah was detained for 12 hours under the State’s Public safety act. The act was brought to prevent timber smuggling. This allows the state government to detain a person up to 2 years without any trial. It was brought by Sheik Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. ..

Farooq Abdullah detained under the Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act

Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah was detained under the State’s Public Safety Act in the Jammu and Kashmir. How the law came into being? The Jammu & Kashmir Public Safety Act was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. It was introduced to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers ..

Anupam Kher authors his autobiography ‘Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly”

The autobiography titled “Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly” has been authored by Bollywood actor Anupam Kher i.e. set to hit stands on 5 August. It is a story of a small town boy who dared to dream. It is a story about hope, disappointments, success, failures and eternal optimism. The book will be an extraordinary, ..

Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi, eminent folk artist, radio commentator, harmonium player, music composer and author passes away

Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi (99), the eminent folk artist, radio commentator, harmonium player, music composer and author, has passed away at Houston in the USA. She used music as a tool to spread the message of social equality in the days when the society considered women coming out of their homes as a taboo. Born on ..

ED imposed Rs. 14 lakh penalty on Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Srinagar’s Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has been imposed with a penalty of around Rs. 14 lakh by Enforcement Directorate after taking cognisance of the Income Tax report. This comes aftermath to illegal possession of 10 thousand dollars in violation of foreign exchange law. This foreign currency was seized during an Income Tax ..

Shah Faesal unveiled Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement

Shah Faesal, a former IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir has launched his political party ‘Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement’. The motive behind this movement is to bridge the distance between New Delhi and Islamabad in order to resolve the Kashmir dispute. It will curb corrupt system and work towards a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir ..