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Wikipedia now has over 6 million articles in English
The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of "what humans can do together," said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organisation that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia, TechCrunch reported on Friday. The six millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher.
Pakistan's external affairs to be challenging in 2020; ties to remain tense with India: Think-tank
Tense relations with India would continue ...
R-Day celebrations: Mobile phone services snapped in Kashmir
Mobile phone services were snapped in Kashmir on Sunday as a precautionary measu...
Article 370: SC reserves order on referring pleas to larger bench
SC reserves its order to whether refer the batch of petitions challenging Abrogation of Article 370 to a larger bench.Article 370: SC reserv...
People are protesting to remind govt of constitutional values: Rohit De, professor of history, Yale University
The protestors are saying that the Constitution protects many of our rights. The new laws seek to deviate from that. The institutions that are supposed to protect us — political parties, the judiciary — have not stepped in. So people are coming out to hold these values up and remind them that they can’t deviate from the basic structure of the Constitution, asserted Rohit De.
Omar's photo points to very disturbing fact about govt: Yechury
This picture points to a very disturbing fact about the central government. A former CM, who is also a former Union minister, has been detained for months without any charge. And he and his party have been the biggest votaries of India," Yechury said, retweeting a post that had Abdullah's photograph.
Hours after restoration of low-speed mobile internet in Kashmir, service 'temporarily' suspended
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.
Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan
Tensions between India and Pakistan have spiked since India abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August last. India's decision evoked strong reactions from Pakistan, which downgraded diplomatic ties and expelled the Indian envoy.
Removing Article 370 beyond centre’s ambit: Petitioners to SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing multiple petitions which questioned the Centre’s decision to remove Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and subsequent division into two Union territories. The petitioners contend the changes are beyond the Centre’s powers and want the court to strike down the new provisions.
J&K's accession to India "total, final and irrevocable": Venkaiah Naidu
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.
India’s Article 370 decision an internal affair: Maldives foreign minister
“We believe that it was purely an internal matter...which was conducted within the purview of the Indian Constitution. No outside power should have any role in this process,” said Maldives foreign minister Abdullah Shahid. Maldives was the first country to support India’s decision on Article 370.
No role for any third party on Kashmir issue: MEA on Trump's fresh offer for help
There is no role for any third party in the Kashmir issue which has to be resolved bilaterally with Pakistan and the onus is on Islamabad to...
Pakistan conducts successful training launch of nuclear-capable ballistic missile
"The training launch was part of Field Training Exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night," the ISPR, the media wing of the army, said in a statement. The 'Ghaznavi' missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto a range of 290 kilometers, the statement said.
Articles of impeachment 'brazen and unlawful' attempt to overturn will of Americans: Trump's lawyers
The House of Representatives, controlled by the Democratic Party, on Wednesday voted to send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, in a major development to remove him from office for his alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
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