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Union territory: Framework of governance in India, ruled directly by the Government of India
A Union territory is a type of administrative division in the Republic of India. Unlike the states of India, which have their own governments, union territories are federal territories governed directly by the Central Government of India.


Chandigarh salons open doors for customers after administration's go ahead [Video]

Chandigarh salons open doors for customers after administration's go ahead

Lockdown restrictions have been eased in Chandigarh after unlock 01. Barber shops and salons reopened in the Union Territory following permission from the administration. The government had issued an..

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Nationwide lockdown extended till May 31 [Video]

Nationwide lockdown extended till May 31

In the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, nationwide lockdown extended till May 31. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued new guidelines for lockdown 4.0. According to new guidelines, all cinema..

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Power distribution companies to be privatised in UTs: FM Sitharaman [Video]

Power distribution companies to be privatised in UTs: FM Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced privatisation of power distribution companies in Union Territories of India. "Sub-optimal performance of power distribution and supply, power..

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Why 5 lakh J&K employees must go to Chandigarh for service disputes, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to explain why it forced five lakh employees of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to travel hundreds of kilometres to go before an ill-equipped..
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J&K domicile rules: Centre trying to change demography of UT, claim politcial parties

Several political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, including the National Conference, on Tuesday demanded roll back of the new domicile rules, saying the BJP-led central government is “sneakily”..
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Centre discards fake Twitter handle in name of Gilgit-Baltistan, Ladakh

The account with the handle @GB_Ladakh_India was created a few days ago and it claimed to be the official Twitter handle of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
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SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered setting up of a high-powered committee headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and..
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SC to pronounce order on petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet services in J&K

The Supreme Court on Monday will pronounce the order on a number of petitions seeking restoration of 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir claiming that the 2G service presently available in the..
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No Covid case in 10 states and UTs in last 24 hours: Harsh Vardhan

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that no case of Covid-19 has been reported from 10 states or Union Territories in the last 24 hours.After inspecting arrangements at a Covid care..
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Indian Railways designates 215 stations as 'COVID-19 care centres' anticipating possible surge in cases

These isolation coaches will be deployed across 23 states and Union Territories.
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Congress shocked over killing of security personnel in Handwara, demands 'effective action'

The Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Sunday expressed shock over the killing of five security personnel, including three officers, in an encounter with terrorists in Handwara town and demanded..
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Jammu & Kashmir reports 27 new Covid-19 cases; UT tally stands at 666

Jammu and Kashmir reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, taking the total number of infected persons in the Union Territory to 666, officials said. While 254 patients have recovered, eight..
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World Bank approves $400 million to enhance India's coastal resources

The World Bank (WB) has approved $400 million multi-year financial support to India to enhance and safeguard its coastal and marine resources. The first phase will cover eight coastal States and three..
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4 more test positive for coronavirus in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, total cases rise to 33

All the four persons had come in contact with a covid-19 patient and his family in Bambooflat area in south Andaman district, he said. Last week, a 39-year-old police radio operator had tested positive..
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COVID-19: Plea in SC for setting up of temporary community kitchens in all States

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking direction to the Centre, all state governments and Union Territories (UTs) for setting up of pan-India temporary community kitchens at the..
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Militancy under control in Jammu and Kashmir; cross-border elements desperate to foment trouble: Lieutenant governor Murmu

"Ceasefire violations have doubled. Cross-border elements are desperate," Murmu told in an interview at the Raj Bhawan here. The security situation in the Union Territory "is better" as compared to..
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J&K political parties call amended domicile rules 'cosmetic'

Several political parties in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday voiced their disappointment over the amendments to the domicile law for the Union Territory, saying these “cosmetic” and “token..
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Centre redefines domicile for J&K, extends it to those living in UT for over 15 years

In a major decision, the Centre on Tuesday notified changes in domicile rules for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir providing that anyone residing in J&K for 15 years or more will be eligible..
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'Insult is heaped on injury': Omar Abdullah slams government over new J&K domicile rule

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah criticised the govt's new domicile rule for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. "Insult is heaped on the injury when we see the law offers none of the..
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Govt announces reservation up to Group-4 jobs for domiciles of J&K

The government has inserted a clause for domicile category under which a person has to stay in the Union Territory for a period of 15 years. Children of all-India services personnel who have served..
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DMs to ensure that stranded migrants get food and shelter: MHA

The home ministry has issued orders to the states and Union Territories to make it a personal responsibility of District Magistrates to arrange food and shelter for stranded workers waiting to reach..
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Mehbooba Mufti likely to be released today

The PSA detention order against Mehbooba Mufti is likely to be revoked by the Union Territory's Home Department.
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2 people test positive for coronavirus in Srinagar, number of cases in J&K rise to 6

Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Srinagar, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to six, a senior official said on Tuesday.
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J&K open for tourists, shut for terrorists: Union minister

The government on Wednesday rejected claims of opposition parties in Lok Sabha that Jammu and Kashmir has been converted into an "open jail", asserting that the newly created Union territory is open..
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Will work with everyone to ensure early restoration of J&K’s statehood: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government will work with all sections of the people of Jammu & Kashmir to realise the hopes of statehood “at an early opportunity” and assured that there..
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J&K delimitation likely to give more political heft to Jammu

The Centre has decided to complete the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir within a year which is likely to tilt the balance of power towards Jammu region with more MLAs than Kashmir in the..
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Delhi gets new police commissioner, SN Shrivastava replaces Amulya Patnaik as top cop

Shrivastava is a 1985-batch officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory or AGMUT cadre
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SC seeks J&K admin's response on plea against Mehbooba Mufti's detention under PSA

The Supreme Court Wednesday sought response of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea challenging former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention under the Public Safety Act. Mufti was..
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Domicile law for J&K coming 'very soon': Jitendra Singh

In a bid to address the concerns of the local populace after the revoking of Jammu and Kashmir's special status last year, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday assured the people of the Union..
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J&K opposition changes tack, willing to join poll process

In Aug 2019, the Centre even withdrew Article 370 (and thus also annulled Article 35(A)) which gave special status to J&K and divided it into two Union Territories.
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Centre begins process of delimitation of assembly seats in J&K

In a move that will pave the way for assembly elections in the Union Territory of J&K, the Centre has begun the process of fresh delimitation of assembly seats as well as readjustment of boundaries of..
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Conference on J&K future not allowed by authorities; Aiyar claims he is under 'hotel arrest'

ammu and Kashmir authorities did not allow a conference on the Union Territory's future in which senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar was to participate as no prior permission was sought for it,..
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Top News of the Day | Feb 13, 2020: Panchayat by-election announced in J&K, govt tribute to Sushma Swaraj and more

In top news of the day on February 13, the Election Commission has announced the schedule of the by-election for vacant panchayat seats in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This and other top..
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Puducherry becomes first UT to adopt assembly resolution against CAA-NPR-NRC

Earlier, assemblies in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and West Bengal passed resolutions against the controversial CAA.
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Delhi assembly polls 2020: List of winners for previous assembly elections

Delhi is heading for the assembly elections on February 8. The ruling AAP is locked in a triangular contest with the BJP and the Congress but is favourite to retain the Union Territory.
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No restrictions on visit of any Indian citizen to Jammu and Kashmir: Govt

In response to a question seeking to know the time by which the government proposes to allow Indian delegates to visit Jammu and Kashmir, minister of state for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy told the Lok..
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Close to 9000 cases settled by National Lok Adalat in J&K, Ladakh

As many as 8,945 cases were settled at the day-long National Lok Adalat across the twin Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday, an official spokesman said. The first Lok Adalat..
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37 politicians who visited Jammu and Kashmir to report on status of government steps

The ministers had visited J&K earlier this month following a directive from PM Modi, who wanted an honest assessment of various welfare schemes being carried out in the newly-created UT. Some of the..
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J&K celebrates first Republic Day as UT, L-G Girish Chandra Murmu hoists national flag

Jammu and Kashmir saw it's first R-Day as a UT after the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two union territories last year.
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Lt Guv seeks people's cooperation to build 'new' J&K

Asserting that constitutional changes have opened new vistas of development in Jammu and Kashmir, Lt Governor G C Murmu on Saturday sought the cooperation of the people in supplementing the initiatives..
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Establishment of ACB to benefit people, enhance administrative efficiency in J&K: G Kishan Reddy

The Union minister was addressing a function in Ganderbal as part of the Centre's week-long public outreach programme post the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two..
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SC to decide if pleas on Article 370 should go to seven-judge bench

efore testing the validity of the Centre’s decision to scrap J&K’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution and its reorganisation into two Union Territories, a five-judge bench of the..
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Govt intends to make J&K 'economic paradise' for investors: LG Murmu

In a bid to attract investment to the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday told the business community that the abrogation of erstwhile state's..
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Nobody gives Niti Aayog member the right to utter nonsense against us: KCCI on 'dirty films' remark

The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) – an apex trade body - on Sunday condemned Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat's reported remarks that the Union Territory's economy was not..
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Broadband, 2G internet partially restored in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday evening allowed mobile Internet in parts of Jammu region and broadband in establishments providing essential services, days after the Supreme Court..
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J&K is like any other part of the country now: BJP leader Ram Madhav

In accordance with the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, J&K along with its democratic institutions were reorganised into two Union Territories following Narendra Modi's decision to abrogate..
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Historic judgment, this time court did not come under any pressure: Ghulam Nabi Azad on SC's J&K ruling

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday said access to Internet is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution and asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within..
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CBI searches 13 locations in J&K, NCR in connection with arms licence case

This is the first major operation of the agency after the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir as an Union Territory. It has given CBI the jurisdiction to operate there under the Delhi Special Police..
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Unabated cold wave in North India, Drass in Ladakh freezing at minus 30.2 deg C

Biting cold wave persisted in north India on Thursday as the mercury continued its downward trend and temperatures are likely to drop further in the coming days. The Drass belt of Kargil district..
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15-year residency to be must for owning land in J&K, Ladakh?

The government has denied any move to offer special status to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh under Article 371 of the Constitution, while indicating a move to notify domicile..
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Congress trying to regain lost ground in Ladakh through divisive politics: BJP

Leh district president of BJP Dorje Angchuk claimed that Congress Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni is trying to create a scare among the Ladakhis by predicting threat to their resources and rich cultural..
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Centre has approved eight medical colleges in J&K and Ladakh: MHA

Center also said that the Government of India has been fully committed to the overall development of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and..
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Ladakh may not be brought under 6th Schedule for now

The government has hinted that the newly-created Union territory of Ladakh may not be brought under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, which provides for administration of tribal areas by autonomous..
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