Ghulam Nabi Azad

The Congress leader stated that he wants to enquire about the well-being of his family members and other residents of Jammu and Kashmir.

Terming it a contradiction of government's stand, he further added, "It has been around 20 days. On one hand, the government says everything is normal and on the other hand, it doesn't allow anyone to go there. I have never seen such a contradiction."

Congress leader P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI from his Jor Bagh residence after high-voltage drama. Before this, he addresssed presser at Cong HQ.

Sandeep Singh, IAF Chief Operations Officer of Jammu, told ANI: "We received information at 12 pm that some people needed to be rescued and by 12:29 pm, IAF's helicopter was present at the spot. Our Garud Commandos went down and tied a hook on the fishermen to pull them up. Four people were rescued in a short span of time and the operation was successful."

The Parliament witnessed unruly scenes after Home Minister Amit Shah said in Parliament that Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been removed by presidential order.

PDP's Rajya Sabha lawmaker Nazir Ahmad Laway has given Zero Hour notice in the Upper House over Kashmir issue. The PDP MPs were seen wearing black bands on their right hands.

On July 29, the Lok Sabha had passed a Bill that seeks to create National Medical Commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) with Health Minister Harsh Vardhan terming it as an "anti-vested interests Bill" which will be remembered as one of the greatest reforms brought by the Modi government.

With Rajya Sabha now approving it, the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men will be punishable by jail term of up to three years.

The Congress, Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the left parties opposed the Bill.

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the central government is bringing the law on triple talaq for the social, financial and constitutional empowerment of Muslim women in the country.