Turkish President Erdogan in India; to hold talks with Modi

Turkish President Erdogan in India; to hold talks with Modi

New Delhi: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived here today and will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow on key bilateral and regional issues, including India’s NSG membership bid and ways to strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade. This is Erdogan’s first foreign visit after winning a controversial referendum on April 16 […]

Ban on red beacons aimed at ending VIP culture mindset: Modi

Ban on red beacons aimed at ending VIP culture mindset: Modi

NEW DELHI: The decision to get rid of red beacons is aimed at removing the VIP culture from the mindset of certain people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and added that the concept should be replaced with “EPI”, meaning “Every Person is Important”. A day before the government decision on red beacons comes […]

Don’t politicise Triple Talaq: Modi to Muslims

Don’t politicise Triple Talaq: Modi to Muslims

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the Muslim community to ensure that the triple talaq issue was not “politicised”, and hoped that intellectuals from the community would come forward to fight the practice. Addressing an event marking the birth anniversary of Kannada Philosopher Basaveshwar, Modi voiced the hope that Muslims in India […]

Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Togadia wants ‘carpet bombing’ in Kashmir to stop militants

Vadodra: Infamous right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Friday demanded that the government carry out “carpet bombing” in Kashmir Valley to stop the attacks on security forces by militants. “After attacks on Army camps in Uri and Kupwara, our government should carry out carpet bombing in Kashmir Valley area to stop such attacks. […]

J&K among top 5 corrupt states

J&K among top 5 corrupt states

New Delhi: Petty corruption in India has come down sharply, but the total estimated bribe paid by households in last one year for public services — including amounts of as low as Rs 10 — still stands high at Rs 6,350 crore, says a study. According to CMS-Indian Corruption Study (CMS-ICS) 2017, around one-third of […]

After UP, Delhi decides to cancel holidays marking birth, death anniversaries

After UP, Delhi decides to cancel holidays marking birth, death anniversaries

New Delhi: Taking a cue from Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi government has decided to cancel public holidays marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday. “The Delhi government will cancel holidays on birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. I have issued instruction to the chief […]

Boundary walls to come up around UP temples

Boundary walls to come up around UP temples

LUCKNOW: Amid Intelligence warning that an ISI-trained group in the garb of Hindu seers might strike prominent religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for construction of boundary walls around temples. The priest-turned-politician also asked the officials concerned to ensure laying of 4-lane road connecting famous temples for the convenience of […]

Jadhav case: India hands over mother’s appeal to Pak

Jadhav case: India hands over mother’s appeal to Pak

New Delhi: India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan an appeal by the mother of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to the appellate court, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned. Pakistan says Jadhav was a R&AW officer on a secret mission in Pakistan. The appeal […]

‘Saffron brigade enjoying free hand in breaking law’

‘Saffron brigade enjoying free hand in breaking law’

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday echoed Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav’s comments on law and order in Uttar Pradesh, al­leging that the “saffron brigade” has been given a free hand to break the law. She alleged that instead of doing con­crete work in the wider interest of the state, the BJP government here, like […]

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