Aim of opposition alliance is to form secular govt: Congress

Aim of opposition alliance is to form secular govt: Congress

Kolkata: Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday hailed TMC’s mega opposition rally here, and said the aim of the rainbow alliance was to defeat the BJP and form a secular government. Singhvi is representing the Congress at the Brigade Parade Grounds, where leaders of all the opposition parties, except the Biju Janata Dal […]

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

New Delhi: A court here questioned the Delhi Police on Saturday for filing charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case without procuring the requisite sanctions. The police told Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat they will procure the required sanctions within 10 days. […]

India, Pakistan should engage in ‘meaningful dialogue’ to resolve their issues: Guterres

India, Pakistan should engage in ‘meaningful dialogue’ to resolve their issues: Guterres

United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The UN chief also said he has been offering his “good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that, until now, had no conditions of success.” Guterres […]

Lok Sabha poll schedule likely in March first week

Lok Sabha poll schedule likely in March first week

New Delhi: Dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be announced in the first week of March, sources told PTI on Friday. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. The Election Commission is in the process of deciding the number of phases and the months in which polling would […]

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Pak foreign minister talks Kashmir with UNGA president

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday raised the Kashmir issue during his meeting with the visiting UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espionosa. Espionosa arrived in Islamabad on her first official trip to the Asia-Pacific region since assuming office in September last year. She met Qureshi in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

3 Kashmiri advocates not cleared for appointment as HC judges

3 Kashmiri advocates not cleared for appointment as HC judges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium for appointment of judges in higher judiciary has not approved the names of three advocates – Wasim Sadiq Nargal, Nazir Ahmad Beig and Showkat Ahmad Makroo – for elevation as judges to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, according to January 16 resolutions uploaded on the Supreme Court website […]

Pak Rangers, BSF exchange fire in Hiranagar

Pak Rangers, BSF exchange fire in Hiranagar

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Friday resorted to firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said. BSF troops, guarding the borderline, retaliated strongly, the officials added. On Thursday, a civilian was injured when Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Rajouri district. Northern […]