India votes against UNGA draft resolution on use of death penalty

India votes against UNGA draft resolution on use of death penalty

United Nations: India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the use of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the “rarest of rare” cases. The draft resolution, taken up in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the General Assembly […]

Sri Lankan parliament votes against Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan parliament votes against Prime Minister Rajapaksa

Colombo: In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan parliament on Wednesday voted against newly-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government. The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House. “According to the voice, I recognise that the government has no majority,” Jayasuriya […]

Six injured as Naxals blow up truck with IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Six injured as Naxals blow up truck with IED blast in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Five security personnel, including four BSF jawans, and a civilian were injured when Naxals blew up a truck with an IED in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Wednesday, a senior police official said. The incident took place around 9 am at Bijapur Ghati, located around 7 km from Bijapur town, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations), Sundarraj […]

PM Modi pitches India as favourite investment destination at Fintech Festival in Singapore

PM Modi pitches India as favourite investment destination at Fintech Festival in Singapore

Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday that financial inclusion has become a reality for 1.3 billion Indians as he pitched India as a favourite destination for investment at the Fintech Festival here. Modi became the first world leader to address the festival which was launched in 2016 and is in its third edition. “Financial inclusion […]

Armed Pak intruder killed along LoC: Army

Armed Pak intruder killed along LoC: Army

Jammu: Army on Tuesday killed a heavily-armed Pakistani intruder along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector here, officials said. “An armed intruder was noticed trying to infiltrate into this side in Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor sector and was challenged by the alert Army personnel,” an Army officer said. He said the intruder opened […]

Anti-mine boots procured for troops in forward posts: Army commander

Anti-mine boots procured for troops in forward posts: Army commander

Jammu: The Army has procured special anti-mine boots for troops deployed along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with twin aims of facilitating domination of the landmine-infested forward areas and hot pursuit of militants if necessary, a top Army officer said. As part of the counter-infiltration grid, the soldiers have to get into […]

Cong criticises Modi govt over Pak firing

Jammu: The Congress’ Jammu and Kashmir unit Monday criticised the Narendra Modi government over firing by Pakistani troops and demanded more effective and meaningful steps to check such incidents. Two Army personnel and a porter lost their lives in separate incidents of sniping from across the Line of Control (LOC) in Rajouri and Jammu districts […]

Milk in India largely safe, quality issues persist: FSSAI

Milk in India largely safe, quality issues persist: FSSAI

NEW DELHI: Milk in India is largely safe, even though quality issues persist, an interim report released by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said on Tuesday. The report of the National Milk Quality Survey, 2018, FSSAI said is by far the largest systematic study of milk, both in terms of sample size […]