Students throw stones during clashes with troops in Srinagar on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
A Special Court in Pathankot on Monday convicted six people for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua last year. It pronounced a life imprisonment of 25 years to three − temple priest and mastermind Sanji Ram, Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar.
Officials say a minibus has crashed into a gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least 31 people and injuring another 7. Civil administrator Angrez Singh Rana says the bus plunged off the
Amid uproar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Wednesday that there is “no question of accepting anybody’s mediation on the Kashmir issue” but Congress members walked out demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The new home minister at the Centre, Amit Shah, has moved swiftly to enforce the agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its political mentor Rashtreeya Swayamsevak Sangh. Shah, who replaced Rajnath Singh at Home, has virtually become the power centre in Delhi though technically Singh remains the number two man. On Tuesday, Shah chaired a meeting attended by senior ministers like Nirmala Sitaraman and S. Jaishanker, sparking speculation that he has grabbed the number two spot.
Pictures and footage on Sunday showed people praying side by side, making straight rows of worshippers that are formations revered in performing Muslim prayers, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold last year.
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The ministry stressed in a statement that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.