India’s NSG membership can’t be farewell gift: China to US

India’s NSG membership can’t be farewell gift: China to US

BEIJING: China on Monday said admission of non- NPT signatories in NSG cannot be a “farewell gift” for countries to give to each other, a day after the outgoing Obama administration asserted that Beijing was an “outlier” in the efforts to make India a member of the elite nuclear club. “Regarding India’s application to the […]

Poll process to start rolling with notification today

Poll process to start rolling with notification today

Lucknow: The assembly poll process for Uttar Pradesh will start rolling today with notification for the first phase of voting on February 11 covering 73 constituencies spread over 15 distracts in Muslim-dominated Western UP. The filing nominations for these constituencies will start today itself and the last date is January 24. Withdrawal of candidature could […]

Boat tragedy toll mounts to 24; Modi, Nitish announce ex-gratia

Boat tragedy toll mounts to 24; Modi, Nitish announce ex-gratia

PATNA: With the recovery of four more bodies, the toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga here climbed to 24 on Sunday while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high- level inquiry and directed strict action against those responsible for any lapses. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister announced an ex-gratia of Rs […]

Soldiers taking to social media could be punished: Army Chief

Soldiers taking to social media could be punished: Army Chief

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today said jawans who take to social media to express their complaints could be punished as their act lowers the morale of those guarding the frontiers of the country. He also said that despite Pakistan’s continuous engagement in proxy war against India, “we want to restore peace on […]

Army man on ‘hunger strike’, wife also joins in

Army man on ‘hunger strike’, wife also joins in

Bhopal: The wife of an army jawan has said her husband is on a “hunger strike” for the past four days to highlight poor service conditions within lower ranks and she too has started a similar agitation in his support. Richa Singh, the wife of Lance Naik Yagya Pratap Singh, whose purported video on alleged […]

Children attempt to foster peace through Indo-Pak calendar

Children attempt to foster peace through Indo-Pak calendar

NEW DELHI: To foster friendship between India and Pakistan, school children from both the nations have come up with paintings that express a desire for peace. These paintings have been compiled in the 5th Indo-Pak Peace Calendar by NGO Aaghaz-e-Dosti. A joint Indo-Pak friendship initiative which aims to connect people through expressions across borders, the […]

Zakir Naik’s IRF reaches HC against ban

Zakir Naik’s IRF reaches HC against ban

NEW DELHI: Islamic Research Foundation of Indian Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik on Friday challenged in Delhi High Court the Centre’s decision to immediately ban the organisation, claiming no reasons were given for taking such action under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, before whom the matter was listed, heard part arguments on […]

BSP moves EC against Sakshi Maharaj, Keshav Maurya

BSP moves EC against Sakshi Maharaj, Keshav Maurya

LUCKNOW: Close on the heels of a BJP leader lodging a complaint against Mayawati for seeking votes in the name of caste and religion, BSP on Thursday struck back by moving the Election Commission against Sakshi Maharaj and state BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya for violation of model code of conduct. “Party treasurer Ambethrajan today […]

Rahul targets Modi, says ‘achhe din’ will come when Cong in power

Rahul targets Modi, says ‘achhe din’ will come when Cong in power

NEW DELHI: Keeping up the heat on demonetisation issue, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that it is for the first time that India’s Prime Minister is being “ridiculed world over” for taking such an “ill-conceived” decision. Addressing Congress’ ‘Jan Vedna’ meeting against note ban, the party Vice President said “achhe din” (good days) will come […]