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Cabinet cleared abrogation of Article 370 in J&K in ‘just 7 minutes’

The cabinet meeting that cleared the proposals for revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir lasted “just seven minutes”. Union home minister Amit Shah’s introduction of the Article was greeted by loud applause from the ministers present. Earlier this week, Parliament cleared the BJP government’s proposals to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, and divide the state into two Union territories. The decision to bring the issue to the Rajya Sabha first, where the BJP government does not have a majority, was a carefully thought-out strategy to take the Opposition by surprise. Src:https://bit.ly/2TiZhv0

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Russia asks India, Pakistan to take bilateral route, says Article 370 ‘within framework of Constitution’

After US and UK’s support, Russia has asked India and Pakistan to prevent deterioration of the situation in Kashmir, as it backed the Article 370 move carried out "within the framework of Constitution". Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday said, "We hope that the differences between them will be resolved by political and diplomatic means on a bilateral basis." Russia said while maintaining that the country is a consistent supporter of the normalization of relations between India and Pakistan. This came after Pakistan’s immediate reaction of downgrading diplomatic ties with India, post the abrogation of Article 370. Src:https://bit.ly/2KrhKmz

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Countries set to warn tourists about traveling to US, after two mass shootings

The US often takes a leading role in calling out the world’s most dangerous places, warning its people about the risks of traveling to countries that are at war, under terrorist threats, experiencing civil unrest or displaying significant anti-American sentiment. The latest mass shootings led to a sharp role reversal, with three countries warning their citizens about the risks of traveling to the U.S. Venezuela, Uruguay and Japan issued warnings to varying degrees following the deaths of 31 people over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas. Each warning noted U.S. gun violence. Src: https://bit.ly/2GVG5yH

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Arun Jaitley admitted to AIIMS over breathing problems: Report

The 66-year-old, former Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital today. The reason behind this is said to be the breathing problems, palpitations and restlessness, as per the media reports. Also, the reports told he was admitted to the Cardio-Neuro-Centre of the hospital around 10 AM today. Mr Jaitely, in May 2019 had opted to step down from his throne due to his health issues. Src: https://bit.ly/2KqC7Qs

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