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  • Mobile phone services were snapped in Kashmir on Sunday as a precautionary measure for ensuring smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations in the valley, officials said.

    Speaking at the Annual Prime Minister's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, PM Modi said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir persisted since Independence and some families and political parties kept issues in the region "alive", as a result of which terrorism thrived there.

    On Saturday, hours after low-speed mobile internet was restored in Kashmir, authorities again snapped services, citing security reasons in view of Republic Day. Mobile Internet was restored after being suspended nearly six months ago in the wake of the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370, but the service could only be used to access 301 websites approved by the administration.

    Restoring the service was the latest step towards easing the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir following the Supreme Court's January 10 ruling asking its administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the Union Territory. On January 18, the administration restored prepaid mobile services in the Valley and resumed 2G mobile data service on white-listed websites across the Jammu division.

    The ministers interacted with various delegations in Srinagar, Ganderbal and Baramullah districts of central and northern Kashmir. Union minister of state for defence, Shripad Naik, addressed a gathering at SK International Convention Center on the banks of the Dal Lake and met around 16 delegations.

    Tense relations with India would continue to consume much of Pakistan's strategic and diplomatic bandwidth, Islamabad Policy Institute said in its report 'Pakistan Outlook 2020: Politics, Economy & Security'. Also, the peace process in Afghanistan would in near future continue to be marred by uncertainty.

    Senior American diplomat Alice Wells has termed developments regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Act a “vigorous democratic scrutiny”.

    CRPF Director General (DG) A P Maheshwari said the apprehension of DSP Davinder Singh is "a grave incident and an area of extreme concern" for the security forces. "No security grid should be allowed to be weakened by such episodes. So, all forces have to keep an internal watch," he said.

    Delivering the Sardar Patel lecture on governance, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called upon all Indians to work together to usher in the 'Ram Rajya' envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi in which, he said, there is all-round inclusive growth without poverty, discrimination, inequality, illiteracy and hunger, according to an official statement.

    A recently published book assessing the impact of ongoing India-Pakistan faceoff on border economies—Unilateral Decisions Bilateral Losses-- claims that around 9000 families in Punjab, 600 traders and 300 laborers in J&K suffered heavily due to political strains between the two nuclear countries.

    Domestic benchmark index NSE Nifty was trading 13.55 points up at 12,132.55.

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