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Healing through sacred dance

Persian sacred dancer, choreographer and founder of the Dance of Oneness, Banafsheh Sayyad gives a talk on alternative therapies and the healing power of dance.

published on : 16th September 2021

Mukhtar Ansari's life is in danger in prison, claims plea filed by family in Prayagraj Court

In the application, the wife and the son of Ansari requested the authorities to look into the matter.

published on : 2nd September 2021

Nagaland declared as 'disturbed area' till December-end under AFSPA

Official sources said the decision has been taken as killings, loots and extortion cases have been going on in various parts of the state which necessitated the action.

published on : 30th June 2021

LeT suspected to be behind IAF station attack in Jammu, drones may have come from across border: DGP

Two drones dropped explosive material on the IAF station located at Jammu airport on Sunday injuring two personnel.

published on : 29th June 2021

Centre extends AFSPA in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The decision was taken following a review of the law and order situation in the three districts and the four police station areas concerned, a home ministry official said.

published on : 1st April 2021

Nagaland Opposition, civil groups decry AFSPA extension

The Centre issued a notification on December 30 last year extending the law in Nagaland till July-end. 

published on : 4th January 2020

Centre moves SC against verdict allowing states to probe armed forces operations in AFSPA areas

The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had given the state police liberty to probe the role of armed forces in alleged encounter cases in AFSPA areas.

published on : 12th April 2017

Does Kashmir need AFSPA? Here is a refresher on the special powers used by army

AFSPA can be invoked in areas the government certifies as disturbed due to disputes between people of different religions, races, languages or castes. It has been used only in insurgency-prone areas.

published on : 27th March 2017

PDP, BJP not on the same page on AFSPA revocation in Jammu & Kashmir

The saffron party says the controversial law should not be revoked until peace and normalcy has been restored

published on : 16th March 2017

Fed up with the political system, have decided to quit: Irom Sharmila after loss in Manipur polls

Sharmila, who contested the Manipur polls from Thoubal constituency against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was relegated to the fourth position, with just 90 votes.

published on : 11th March 2017

Narendra Modi government should repeal AFSPA: Chidambaram

Chidambaram today said he regrets the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was not repealed while Congress was in power.

published on : 23rd February 2017

Despite entry into political arena, Irom Sharmila has a long way to go

Manipur’s iconic activist Irom Sharmila has a mountain to climb to be able to secure the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Act through political means.

published on : 17th February 2017

Irom Sharmila launches her party in Imphal

Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her epic hunger strike on August 9, launched her party 'People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance' (PRJA).

published on : 18th October 2016
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