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Despite New Warning, China Hints Ajit Doval To Meet Counterpart This Week

Despite New Warning, China Hints Ajit Doval To Meet Counterpart This Week

NEW DELHI/BEIJING: Despite new tough talk today about the border confrontation at Sikkim, China has indicated that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval is likely to meet one-on-one with his counterpart when he travels to Beijing later this week for a session of top security officials of BRICS. A Chinese government spokesperson said that in the past, bilateral […]

ICC Women’s World Cup Final: Mithali Raj Admits To Wilting Under Pressure, But Proud Of The Team

ICC Women’s World Cup Final: Mithali Raj Admits To Wilting Under Pressure, But Proud Of The Team

So near and yet so far. Team India was left just nine runs short of lifting the Women’s World Cup title against England at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday. It could have been the first World Cup triumph for the Women in Blue, but losing the last seven wickets for 28 runs and wilting under pressure […]

In major bureaucratic reshuffle, 35 secretaries, additional secretaries named

In major bureaucratic reshuffle, 35 secretaries, additional secretaries named

Thirty-five senior bureaucrats have been appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments as part of a major reshuffle. All of these officers were either working as joint or additional secretaries and have been promoted either in the same departments or moved to new ministries. Usha Sharma, a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service […]

A love affair that saved Portuguese from Mughals

A love affair that saved Portuguese from Mughals

It was an unusual love affair between a woman of Portuguese origin and a Mughal prince. And such was the intensity of their love that the Portuguese woman, Dona Juliana Dias Da Costa, held sway over Aurangazeb’s son, Shah Alam, and she not only helped safeguard Christians in the then Mughal-ruled India but also assisted in spreading […]

India faced more terror attacks than Syria in 2016: US report

India faced more terror attacks than Syria in 2016: US report

The US State Department recently released its annual report on terrorism which analyses the counter-terrorism initiatives adopted by different countries. The Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 also elaborates on the looming terror threat facing South Asian region and provides inputs to combat terrorism. Indian government sources had earlier told The Indian Express that the segments on South and Central […]

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

Sikkim border stand-off: China warns India not to use ‘trespass’ as ‘policy tool’ to realise political targets

With the standoff at Doklam running beyond a month, China on Tuesday asked India not to use “trespass” into Doklam area as a “policy tool” to achieve its political targets. The foreign ministry in a statement also asked India to immediately withdraw its troops in order to avoid any kind of escalation. On being asked […]

As Pakistan rains mortar shells, 217 kids trapped in schools

As Pakistan rains mortar shells, 217 kids trapped in schools

JAMMU: At least 217 students and 15 teachers+ trapped in three schools close to the LoC during a deadly rain of mortar shells from Pakistan+ were rescued on Tuesday in a daring operation conducted by police and the district administration.  One of the school buildings in the Nowshera sector took direct hits but there were no casualties.   Click here to […]

Assam floods death toll rises to 60

Assam floods death toll rises to 60

The death toll in the Assam flood climbed to 60 on Sunday with the authorities reporting one death in Morigaon district. Though the water-level of the Brahmaputra and most of its tributaries receded considerably on Sunday, a fresh embankment breach in Morigaon district in central Assam caused extensive damage late Saturday night, inundating over a […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan Army Chief ‘analysing’ evidence, to decide on mercy plea soon

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan Army Chief ‘analysing’ evidence, to decide on mercy plea soon

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is “analysing” evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and will decide his appeal on merit, said the Pakistani Army on Sunday. Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that Gen Bajwa was “analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide on Jadhav’s appeal on merit.” Jadhav […]

Strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection: PM Modi at all-party meet

Strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection: PM Modi at all-party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that strict action will be taken against ‘cow vigilantes’ indulging in violence, news agency PTI reported. Speaking at an all-party meeting ahead of the Parliament monsoon session, the Prime Minister said, “I have asked states to take strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection.” PM Modi […]

Numbers favour Ram Nath Kovind for presidential election today

Numbers favour Ram Nath Kovind for presidential election today

NEW DELHI: The election for the next president of India will be held on Monday where National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The counting of votes will take place on 20 July in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals. […]

J&K: 16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, several seriously injured in bus accident

J&K: 16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, several seriously injured in bus accident

NEW DELHI: At least sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 26 seriously injured when the bus in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Sunday, police said. “The bus, bearing registration number JK02Y 0594, was heading towards Srinagar when it rolled down into a gorge near an Army camp in […]

Assam flood situation worsens, animals in Kaziranga park at risk

Assam flood situation worsens, animals in Kaziranga park at risk

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam worsened today as five more deaths were reported, taking the toll to 44. The deluge has affected 17.2 lakh people in 24 districts. The mighty Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have submerged 2,500 villages, destroyed 1.06 lakh hectares of crop-land, damaged infrastructure by breaching the embankments and overrunning roads and bridges, […]

WB CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over censorship on Amartya Sen’s documentary

WB CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over censorship on Amartya Sen’s documentary

Condemning Central Board of Film Certification’s censorship on the documentary made on Amartya Sen, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted, “If somebody of his stature cannot express himself freely, what hope does the common citizen have.” She has also criticised the Modi government saying, “Every single voice of the opposition is being muzzled. Now, Dr […]

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Massive search on for alleged mastermind Abu Ismail of Lashkar

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Massive search on for alleged mastermind Abu Ismail of Lashkar

Security agencies have launched a massive search to hunt down the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammed Ismail alias Abu Ismail — the alleged mastermind of the Amarnath Yatra terror attack that left seven dead and over 30 injured on Monday evening. Proactive operations have been launched, mainly in south Kashmir, to nab Ismail as investigations including communication intercepts have […]

Kupwara: Two Army men killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Kupwara: Two Army men killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Two Army jawans were killed on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, an Army official said. The jawans were killed in the Pakistani firing, the official said while refusing to be identified. Earlier, the same official said that an Indian Army patrol party […]

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

Facing Defeat In Mosul, ISIS Members Throw Themselves In River Tigris

A US-trained elite Iraqi force in the Old City of Mosul reached the Tigris riverside, state TV said, indicating that the insurgents’ last redoubt is on the verge of falling. After eight months of combat that has ruined parts of the city, killed thousands of civilians and displaced nearly one million people, Iraqi officials say […]

West Bengal communal riots: One arrested for sharing fake image, inciting violence

West Bengal communal riots: One arrested for sharing fake image, inciting violence

One person was arrested by the Kolkata Police on Saturday for allegedly sharing a still from a Bhojpuri movie, claiming that it was a photograph taken at the violence-hit North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The image shows a man forcibly pulling a woman’s saree in public. According to a report by AltNews, the scene is from […]

Pakistan’s glorification of Burhan Wani is condemnable, says Centre

Pakistan’s glorification of Burhan Wani is condemnable, says Centre

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday said the international community must come together in condemning Pakistan’s “support and sponsorship” of terror, which was evident in the blatant endorsement of terror outfits and their operatives by top Pakistani officials+ . “First Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson read from banned LeT’s script. Now Pakistan’s COAS glorifies Burhan Wani. Pakistan’s […]

G20 Hamburg Action Plan praises India for promoting ease of doing business, labour reforms

G20 Hamburg Action Plan praises India for promoting ease of doing business, labour reforms

HAMBURG: Acknowledging steps being taken by India for sustainable and inclusive growth as well as support to global economy, the G20 has praised the initiatives in the country for promoting ease of doing business, startup funding and labour reforms. In its Hamburg Action Plan, adopted at the G20 Summit of leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies, the […]

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