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direct rule

the name given to the system of governing Northern Ireland during the suspension of the Stormont Parliament from March 1972 until 1999. Executive power was exercised by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and laws on matters with which the Stormont Parliament could deal were made by Orders in Council.
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The speculation has gained momentum after the federal government scrapped Article 370 of the constitution downgrading Jammu and Kashmir from a full fledged state to a Union Territory to be ruled directly by the Centre.
The new union territories (Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh) will be ruled directly from Delhi.
They will be now ruled directly by Delhi's proconsuls.
Even though his party was in a coalition government with a local party, Modi has used extremely harsh, strong-arm tactics to curb not only insurgency and terrorism, but also any kind of protests in a state that has, for the past 18 months or so, been ruled directly from New Delhi.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also downgraded Indian-administered Kashmir from statehood to two federally administered territories - Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh - ruled directly by New Delhi.
It has also been decided to split the state into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh will be ruled directly by the central government without a legislature.
It also carves out the region of Ladakh as a separate union territory, ruled directly by the central government without a legislature of its own.
Shah also introduced the 'Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill' which, if passed, will split the state into two union territories Jammu and Kashmir, which will have an elected legislature, and Ladakh, which will be ruled directly by the central government without a legislature of its own.
By the late 19th century all of what is today India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh--with the exception of a few small French and Portuguese coastal enclaves--was ruled directly or through "native princes" by the British.
Nor has any Massachusetts court ruled directly on whether an attorney may assert a possessory lien on a client's property, he said.
That happened when the military ruled directly. Now that it is ruling through a surrogate, results are not much better, half a century on.
30 years after the revolt of 1857, India is now ruled directly under the Crown.