Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

Be combat-ready: Chinese President Xi tells military

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has underlined the need for building a combat-ready army and accelerate the building of the theatre joint combat command system, amidst the PLA flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. Xi, the ruling Communist party’s General Secretary and the Central Military Commission’s Chairman, made the comments while inspecting […]

Delhi votes for better roads, cleanliness

Delhi votes for better roads, cleanliness

NEW DELHI: Better roads and cleanliness were the most important issues for a majority of voters who exercised their franchise in the MCD polls on Sunday. For Sonia Jaiswal, a first-time voter from Janakpuri, sanitation is a major issue as it leads to various diseases. “I am fed up with the poor sanitation management in […]

Overbooking flights: Govt pushes for transparent mechanism

Overbooking flights: Govt pushes for transparent mechanism

NEW DELHI: The government is considering steps to ensure transparency in the practice of overbooking seats by airlines amid public outrage over a US carrier forcefully offloading a passenger from a packed flight. Overbooking of a flight has been a long-standing practice in the airline industry as seats are considered as a “time sensitive and […]

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab

Muslim teen boxer in US wins right to fight in hijab

Washington: A 16-year-old Muslim-American boxer, who wants to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, has won the right to wear a hijab and fully cover her arms and legs while boxing in the US. Amaiya Zafar, from Oakdale, Minnesota, no longer will have to choose between her religion or the boxing ring after she […]

‘No required rate too high if you keep calm’

‘No required rate too high if you keep calm’

Pune:  Back in form with a marauding knock, Mahendra Singh Dhoni says no required run rate is too high in a chase if one manages to keep calm the way he did during Rising Pune Supergiant’s IPL clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Faced with a target 177, Pune were on the backfoot and required 47 runs […]

Modi asks states to reach out to students from J&K

Modi asks states to reach out to students from J&K

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged all state governments to reach out to the students of Jammu and Kashmir in their respective states. Modi’s advice, which came after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti raised the point at a meeting of Chief Ministers here, assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop […]

Mehbooba to meet Modi today

Mehbooba to meet Modi today

NEW DELHI:  Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Monday amid the deteriorating security situation in the state and strains in the PDP-BJP coalition. Mehbooba, who is under mounting attack in the face of fresh spurt in violence in Kashmir, is expected to discuss with Modi the prevailing situation […]

Indo-Israel ties more visible under Modi govt: Israel

Indo-Israel ties more visible under Modi govt: Israel

New Delhi: Appreciating that Indo-Israel ties were more “visible” after the Modi government has come to power, Israel said today that India’s policy of not having a “zero-sum game” while dealing with the Jewish nation and the Arab countries has sent a strong message. Ahead of first prime ministerial visit from India, expected to take […]

Kashmir issue ‘main stumbling block’ to peace in S Asia: Pak

Kashmir issue ‘main stumbling block’ to peace in S Asia: Pak

ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir issue is the “main stumbling block” to peace in South Asia, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said on Saturday, underlining that it is the responsibility of the global community to work on the “flash issue” of the region. “I think for regional peace, the global community has a responsibility to work […]