The legislation was passed by 125 votes in favour and 61 against. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the passage of J&K Reorganisation Bill in Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament. Photograph: RSTV/PTI Photo Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution revoking the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and passed a bill to split the state into two Union Territories, as Home Minister Amit Shah promised to restore full statehood after normalcy is restored in the militancy-hit region. The House passed by a voice vote the resolution to abrogate Article 370 and the accompanying Article 35A ending seven decades of autonomous state government. The bill to split the state in two UTs -- Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh -- was passed by 125 votes in favour and 61 against. One member abstained from voting while two Peoples Democratic Party members were debarred from the day's proceedings after they tore a copy of the Constitution … [Read more...] about RS passes bill to convert J-K into Union Territory
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Actor Sara Ali Khan posted a rather cute picture of her father and actor Saif Ali Khan and herself on Father’s Day which soon went viral. Now, a new video has surfaced online which shows Sara as a baby.Shared by one of Sara’s many fanpages, the video shows Sara, perhaps, less than two-year-old. She has her hair done in two ponytails with two over-sized hair bands and is wearing a matching orange dress. People around her including her dad Saif are trying hard to keep her engaged. While Saif tries to engage her in a conversation, another person tries to keep her busy with a book. A restless Sara keeps looking here and there. View this post on Instagram Omg look what I found 😍😭😭. How cute does baby sara look? 😍😍😍😍😍😍. Ps: thanks to @sartiklove95 I found this video. Pls go follow her account ❤️❤️ A post shared by Sara Ali Khan … [Read more...] about This unseen video of baby Sara Ali Khan will remind you of Taimur Ali Khan, Inaaya Kemmu. Watch
A long analysis I wrote about "the Uygur issue" earlier this year will be soon published as a book. For some time now, I have been warning that the West, the United States in particular, is helping radicalize the Uygurs both in and outside China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. I have also mapped the movement of the Uygur radicals through countries in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, from where they are injected into brutal war zones such as Idlib in Syria. I have worked with Syrian commanders in the Idlib area, and spoke at length with the internally displaced Syrian people－victims of brutal terrorist attacks, and got my information from them. The Uygur people have their own religious beliefs and culture, and most of them are very decent people. The "problem" is that the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi is located on the main arm of the Belt and Road Initiative, an optimistic global project aimed at connecting billions of people along the route. The Belt and Road projects aim … [Read more...] about Who gives US the right to lecture China about rights?
More than two weeks after a wall collapsed in suburban Mumbai, killing 30 people and injuring more than 100, Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore and Hitesh Harisinghani visit the area to find out how the survivors are coping with their lives. IMAGE: The debris and dilapidated houses indicate the destruction that the July 1-2 flood wreaked in the Pimpripada area of suburban Malad, north west Mumbai. All photographs and videos: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com When a 12 feet water wave gushed past a community living atop a small hill, it left behind it mounds of debris, devastated homes, displaced people and 30 deaths. Deaths of people who don't exist even when they are alive! People, who spring to life in their deaths to prick a city's collective conscience! Tragedy struck the residents of Pimpripada and Ambedkar Nagar -- two residential colonies separated by some three hundred odd-metres, but along the perimeter of a 25-feet killer wall that collapsed on the outskirts of Mumbai's suburban Malad … [Read more...] about Picking up the pieces after death and destruction
After actor Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina revealed in a recent interview that she has been in a ‘living hell’, receiving no support from her family, actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel has claimed that Sunaina has been calling the two to apologise. In a series of tweets--that began innocently enough as appreciation posts for Kangana--Rangoli talked about how Hrithik has not been the best brother to Sunaina. “Ajay and I are building our house in Kullu, I simply asked Kangana for some design suggestions, here she is designing everything from a scratch, sometimes calls me at 2am bursting with idea and excitement, everyday I get hundreds of reference pictures,” the tweet read. In another tweet, Rangoli wrote, “For our budget what she is doing with the house is extraordinary, best thing about Kangana is her ability to give her all to the people in her life, to treat them as if they are an extension of … [Read more...] about Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina called Kangana Ranaut, apologised for not supporting her, claims Rangoli Chandel