Play cricket, football: Army chief to Madrassa students

Play cricket, football: Army chief to Madrassa students

New Delhi: The message of peace and harmony is “beautifully portrayed” in the holy Quran and people often do not understand its essence, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat told a group of Madrassa students from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, adding it does not propagate violence. Interacting with the group of madrassa students at his […]

Pak directs its HC in Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s family

Pak directs its HC in Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, official sources said. The directive was issued by the Foreign Ministry following its decision last week to allow Jadhav’s family to meet him on December 25 in Islamabad, they said. […]

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

NEW DELHI: The government’s decision to lift a ban on Muslim women undertaking Haj pilgrimage without ‘Mehram’ (a male companion) has generated “positive” results, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. According to a statement, Naqvi made the comments while referring to a “large number” of applications the Haj Committee of India (HCoI) has received […]

Kasuri dismisses Modi’s claim as ‘strange story with no basis’

Kasuri dismisses Modi’s claim as ‘strange story with no basis’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri on Wednesday dismissed as “a strange story with no basis” the claim made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Islamabad was interfering in the Gujarat Assembly polls. “I am astonished. I had gone for dinner and I heard him saying that Pakistan is hatching a conspiracy,” Kasuri, who […]

Rahul slams Modi for attacking Manmohan

Rahul slams Modi for attacking Manmohan

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments against his predecessor Manmohan Singh over a dinner meeting with Pakistani diplomats were unacceptable, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi said here on Tuesday. The prime minister had insinuated that Manmohan Singh was colluding with Pakistan in the Gujarat polls. The former premier responded by saying Modi was setting a “dangerous […]

‘Dalits feel insecure in Gujarat’

‘Dalits feel insecure in Gujarat’

NEW DELHI: Congress’s president-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat, insisting the community feels insecure in the state despite several laws for their protection. Gandhi wanted to know who will take responsibility for the Una incident where young Dalit men were flogged for […]

Manmohan asks Modi to apologise for Pakistan conspiracy

Manmohan asks Modi to apologise for Pakistan conspiracy

NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise to the nation for alleging that he was conspiring with Pakistan for BJP’s defeat in the Gujarat polls. Rejecting the charge as “innuendos and falsehoods”, Singh said he was deeply pained by the prime minister’s “ill thought transgression”. Addressing […]

Rahul Gandhi elected as Congress president

Rahul Gandhi elected as Congress president

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed as Congress president, party’s central election authority head Mullappally Ramachandran announced here on Monday. Rahul Gandhi will collect the certificate formally declaring his ascension to the post on December 16, he told reporters here. The 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family was the lone candidate in the […]

Zaira Wasim complains in-flight molestation, triggers outrage, airline submits report

Zaira Wasim complains in-flight molestation, triggers outrage, airline submits report

Mumbai: Kashmiri-origin actor Zaira Wasim has alleged she was molested by a co-passenger on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight, prompting the Maharashtra State Commission for Women to seek an enquiry into the “shameful” incident.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and opposition leader Omar Abdullah expressed outrage over the incident and sought inquiry. The airline said it has already […]

Pakistan interfering in Gujarat election: Modi

Pakistan interfering in Gujarat election: Modi

PALANPUR (GUJARAT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Pakistan was interfering in Gujarat Assembly polls, and sought an explanation from the Congress over its top partymen who are said to have recently met leaders from the neighbouring country. Addressing a poll rally here, the prime minister also raised questions over the alleged appeal […]

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