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 […]

Bloody statistics of Kashmir in Parliament

Bloody statistics of Kashmir in Parliament

New Delhi: The number of civilians injured in 2016 in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani was almost eight times higher than in 2010, when there were widespread protests against army killings, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 8,932 civilians were injured in 2016 against 1,047 in 2010, […]

‘Sikkim standoff can trigger all-out confrontation’

‘Sikkim standoff can trigger all-out confrontation’

BEIJING: China needs to prepare for the standoff with India near the Sikkim sector becoming a long-term situation, an article in a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuesday, warning that more such conflicts can trigger “an all out confrontation” along the entire Line of Actual Control. The Op-ed article in the Global Times claimed that […]

1,000 NGOs blacklisted for misusing foreign grant: Govt

1,000 NGOs blacklisted for misusing foreign grant: Govt

NEW DELHI: Over 1,000 NGOs have been barred from receiving foreign aid after they were found “mis-utilising” such funds, Union minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. He said more than 2,000 non-government organisations have been asked to validate their existing bank accounts designated for receiving funds from abroad. All the voluntary organisations […]

MHA asks states to file FIRs over violence in name of cow protection

MHA asks states to file FIRs over violence in name of cow protection

NEW DELHI: The government has asked state governments to compulsorily register FIRs in all “untoward incidents” happening in the name of cow protection, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the responsibility to maintain law and order, protect life and property and incidents of attacks on cattle […]

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