Way forward in J&K is dialogue, says Chidambaram

Way forward in J&K is dialogue, says Chidambaram

Pune: The NDA government’s ‘muscle flexing’ strategy in Kashmir is wrong and the Congress believes the only way to find a “political solution” to this “political problem” is through talks, said former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday. Speaking to the media here on a slew of issues, the Congress stalwart said the situation […]

Naidu warns Pak: ‘Recall what happened in 1971 war’

Naidu warns Pak: ‘Recall what happened in 1971 war’

New Delhi: NDA’s vice presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday warned Pakistan against “aiding and abetting terror”, saying it should recall what happened in the 1971 Indo-Pak war when it faced a “humiliating defeat” and Bangladesh was born. He also charged Pakistan with using terror as an instrument of “state policy”. “Pakistan is mixing […]

NEET question paper to be same for all languages

NEET question paper to be same for all languages

Kolkata: Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javadekar has said vernacular question papers for the NEET will be mere translation of the question paper in English. “The vernacular question papers for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) — the all-India entrance examination for entrance to medical colleges — will just be translation of the question paper in […]

Doval’s visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

Doval’s visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst

BEIJING: Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s visit to Beijing for a meeting of NSAs from BRICS countries may be key to ease tensions between India and China over the military standoff in Dokalam, a Chinese analyst said. Doval is scheduled to visit China for the meeting on July 27-28. The meeting is hosted by […]

India’s ‘smart’ cities plan may adversely impact environment

India’s ‘smart’ cities plan may adversely impact environment

LONDON: India’s plans to create 100 new ‘smart’ cities to support the country’s rapidly growing urban population may have a significant detrimental impact on the environment, unless greater emphasis is placed on supporting infrastructure and utilities, a major study has found. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK conducted a detailed analysis of […]

Ram temple should be constructed in legal manner: BJP

Ram temple should be constructed in legal manner: BJP

JAIPUR: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said his party wants the Ram temple in Ayodhya to be constructed in a legal manner after mutual dialogue. “The party’s stand is clear and mentioned in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos. The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual […]

Sikkim standoff should not threaten RCEP deal: Chinese media

Sikkim standoff should not threaten RCEP deal: Chinese media

BEIJING: The India-China border standoff should not be allowed to threaten a mega economic deal Asia- Pacific nations are trying to negotiate at a meeting in Hyderabad, an article in an official Chinese daily said on Friday. The comment was made by The Global Times, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party media group, which generally […]

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case. “We will take a decision on it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y […]

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

Cong accuses PM of double speak on lynchings

New Delhi: The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “double speak” on the issue of lynchings and alleged that he was doing nothing to restrain cow vigilantes who include elements from VHP and Bajrang Dal. Congress leader Kapil Sibal, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha, also alleged that the present environment has nothing […]

Govt punishes 133 ‘non-performing’ babus

Govt punishes 133 ‘non-performing’ babus

New Delhi: The government has taken disciplinary action against 133 non-performing officers, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today. The action is part of a review being conducted by the central government to check deadwood in its workforce. Compulsory retirement was given to an IAS officer in 2015, he said in a written reply in the […]

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