Date wise Archive


Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has given a thumbs up to the strategic partnership model rolled out by the government to rope in leading private players for defence production, calling it a "big ticket" move to push modernisation of India's armed forces.


The Supreme Court has sought the Assam government's response on a bail plea by suspended IPS officer N Rajamarthandan, accused of providing information to a member of a socio-political organisation flouting RTI Act rules.


At a time when questions are being raised by Hindu right wing groups on the contribution of Mughal rulers to India, experts from Uzbekistan, Babur's birthplace, are here to study about him and the era to trace the historical links between the two countries.


Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today hit back at opposition parties for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "authoritarian", saying they had "completely forgotten the dark days of Emergency" clamped by Indira Gandhi.


Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today said the opposition would unitedly "fight and defeat" the BJP and RSS's attempts to "thrust one idea" on a country that celebrates diversity.


Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav has indicated that opposition parties will fight the presidential poll if the BJP proposes a candidate with strong Hindutva leanings, suggesting that those who believe in 'love jihad' are not bound by the Constitution.

Kalyani Shankar

The situation in Kashmir is getting worse every day with the misguided and frustrated youth taking to streets and pelting stones at the armed forces, which are using force to quell the dissent. Due to continued hostility since the killing of Burhan Wani last July by security forces, militants and the youth have started targetting police and security forces. The situation as some Kashmir experts feel is worse than in 1990 when the militancy was at its height. 

Arun Srivastava

India boycotting the Belt and Road Forum (BARF) meet in Beijing has sent the message across that while doing so, India has isolated itself both regionally and globally. The BARF meet was attended by all the South Asian neighbours of India. Even the countries identified as India’s partners in resisting Chinese aggression in Asia and South East Asia having territorial disputes with China, as India has, did not abstain from the meet.

Economic truth has a weird way of coming out, piercing through the miasma of political propaganda. Seven months ago, on November 8 to be precise, when the Centre announced the demonetization of high-denomination currency notes, the people were told that it was a panacea for several ills afflicting the country. In one master stroke, the Centre claimed to have exorcised the devils of black money, funding of terrorists, funding of Maoists and the circulation of forged notes.


America's Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has defended President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the landmark Paris accord but underlined that the US was committed to curbing climate change.


Britain's Prince Harry will begin his five-day visit to Singapore and Australia today to hold charity events including one that supports children living in Africa.


More than 1,500 people were injured when panic swept through a crowd of Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in a piazza in the northern Italian city of Turin, authorities said today.


Gurdwaras in London today opened their doors for the victims stranded after the terror attack in the city by offering them shelter and food, according to media reports.


Outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has retained power in Malta with a commanding victory in an early general election called against a backdrop of corruption allegations against his Labour Party administration.

May condemns Islamist extremism
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British Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that the June 8 general election will go ahead as planned despite another terrorist attack in London as she blamed the "evil ideology of Islamist extremism" for the three terror attacks in the country.


A man has been detained after shooting dead nine people in a drunken dispute at a weekend cottage in a village outside Moscow, Russian investigators said today.


A man was shot dead in Pakistan allegedly by his wife who accused him of raping their daughter-in-law in the absence of her soldier husband, in what local media described as a "rare incident of honour killing".


Britain's main parties today suspended their election campaign for the general polls for the second time in two weeks after a terror attack in London, which killed seven persons and injured 48 others.


Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to become the country's prime minister for the fourth time as he is the sole candidate in the election slated to take place later today.


The Pakistan Army today released a video purportedly showing "destruction" caused by it to the Indian military posts across the Line of Control, the second such video in two weeks amidst a flare-up in border tensions.


Explosions ripped through the funeral of an Afghan anti-government protester in Kabul today, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens in fresh carnage that spiked tensions in a city already on edge.


The parliamentary voting to elect veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba as the 40th prime minister of Nepal had to be postponed till Tuesday as the main political parties today failed to forge a consensus to conduct the House proceedings.


Pakistani forces said today they have killed a number of key commanders of the Islamic State group in an operation based on intelligence reports that the militants were holding two Chinese nationals abducted from the restive Balochistan province last month.


Chinese archaeologists have found a famous temple that remained hidden for nearly a millennium in China's southwestern Sichuan province.


The Punjab police today claimed to have busted a terror module by arresting three men, who allegedly had been trained and tasked by Pakistan's ISI to carry out attacks in the country.


He was billed as the next big thing in Dalit politics in Uttar Pradesh and a challenge for the BSP but Mayawati's party is least impressed by the exploits of Chandrasekhar Azad 'Ravan' let alone consider him a threat.

Two officials slapped with max penalty
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Not providing information about illegal constructions in the prohibited area around Taj Mahal proved costly for two officials of the Archaeological Survey of India as the CIC imposed the maximum penalty of Rs 25,000 on them.


Almost 25 years after the Babri Masjid was razed in Ayodhya, the spotlight has once again turned on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue in Uttar Pradesh, galvanising the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party, back in power in the state after 15 years.


Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today said he has no plans to take Amar Singh in his proposed Samajawadi Secular Front and that he had also opposed his rejoining the party last year.


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that his government has brought in "uniformity" in power supply across the state, unlike the previous governments which favoured "only five districts" at the cost of the remaining ones.