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Jammu and Kashmir raises concerns from US

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Washington: The US has been continuously bee observing the Jammu and Kashmir matter since long. Some days before Donald Trump, president of United States said that he will be pleased to intervene in the matter of Jammu and Kashmir if the two countries are ready. However after article 370 were abolished, he gave a statement when Pakistan asked his opinion of the matter, he said that it is India’s personal internal matter and he cannot say anything regarding that.

After article 370 gets abolished, Kashmir has quite lost its touch with rest of the World as there is no Internet service or networks available. On this the U.S. had also said there was an “urgent need” for dialogue among all actors to reduce tensions and to avoid a potential military escalation in South Asia on Wednesday.

The U.S. is closely following India’s legislation regarding the new territorial status and governance of Jammu and Kashmir, a State Department official said on Wednesday, hours after Pakistan expelled the Indian envoy and downgraded its diplomatic ties. Expressing concern over detention of people in Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesperson said, “We continue to be concerned by reports of detentions and the continued restrictions on the residents of Jammu and Kashmir.”

The US spokesperson was responding to a question on the situation in the region after Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and downgraded the diplomatic ties with India over what it called New Delhi’s “unilateral and illegal” move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Women’s day special: Lucknow Nagar Nigam to offer discounts to women registering for house and water tax in the city

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Lucknow: In a fisrt, Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) will host an all women meeting of its House on Sunday, on the eve of international Women’s Day.

City mayor Sanyukta Bhatia has called the meeting which will be attended by women corporators and officers of the civic body. The LMC has also invited only women journalists to cover the event. .

“It will be an informal meeting, but an acknowledgement of the important role women play in all walks of life,” said Bhatia, who is also the city’s first woman mayor. “The house meeting will discuss some important aspects of women safety and services offered to them in the city,” she added.

Women corporators will also be allowed to raise and discuss issues and development work in their respective wards. The meeting will be held at LMC headquarter in Lalbagh from 10am.

 

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