Govt closely monitoring situation: PM

Govt closely monitoring situation: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the central government is closely monitoring the situation in Kishtwar and Kargil following cloudbursts. All possible assistance is being provided to the affected areas, he said, wishing for everyone’s safety and well-being. Five bodies were recovered on Wednesday after some houses were swept away by […]

J&K to be granted statehood after normalcy is restored: Govt

J&K to be granted statehood after normalcy is restored: Govt

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir would be granted statehood at an “appropriate” time after normalcy is restored there, the government told Parliament on Wednesday. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai stated this in a written reply to Rajya Sabha. He was replying to a question on whether the government had any proposal to […]

Militants hurl grenade at police in Baramulla, no damage caused

Militants hurl grenade at police in Baramulla, no damage caused

Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade towards a police team in the Baramulla district onWednesday, but it exploded without causing any damage, officials said. “Militants lobbed a grenade on a police patrol party at Drusoo in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district at around 5.00 pm,” they said. They said the grenade landed on the roadside […]

59% decline in militancy incidents in J&K last year: Govt

59% decline in militancy incidents in J&K last year: Govt

New Delhi: The number of incidents of militancy incidents has come down in Jammu and Kashmir in the last two years, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said, “The number of terrorist incidents has reduced during […]

‘United’ Opposition wants Parliament to discuss Pegasus row, Rahul rejects disruption charges

‘United’ Opposition wants Parliament to discuss Pegasus row, Rahul rejects disruption charges

NEW DELHI: The opposition on Wednesday hardened its stand on the Pegasus spyware issue with 14 parties unitedly demanding a debate in Parliament in the presence of the prime minister or the home minister and a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the matter. Earlier in the day, leaders of various opposition parties met and decided to […]

There are few relationships globally that are more vital than one between US, India: Blinken

There are few relationships globally that are more vital than one between US, India: Blinken

New Delhi: In reflection of growing bilateral ties between India and the US, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday held wide-ranging talks covering the situation in Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific engagements, Covid-19 response mechanism and ways to strengthen regional security. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, speaks as […]

Over 2.18 crore balance, unutilised Covid vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

Over 2.18 crore balance, unutilised Covid vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

New Delhi: More than 2.18 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories and private hospitals to be administered, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. A total of 46,23,27,530 vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far, through all sources and a further 1,20,70,820 […]

Panama scandal: Pakistan PM names ‘common friend’ who offered Rs 1,000 crore bribe to withdraw case against Nawaz Sharif

Panama scandal: Pakistan PM names ‘common friend’ who offered Rs 1,000 crore bribe to withdraw case against Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally filed a reply in a defamation case and identified a “common friend” who allegedly offered him Rs 1,000 crore on behalf of Shahbaz Sharif to withdraw the Panama Papers case in the Supreme Court against then prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Khan in 2017 had alleged that Pakistan […]

No proposal to grant full statehood to Lakshadweep: Govt in Parliament

New Delhi: There is no proposal for granting full statehood to the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, the government informed Parliament Wednesday. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said this in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. He was asked if the government has considered granting full statehood to Lakshadweep and what steps […]

Government’s stimulus package for economic revival ‘inadequate’: Parliamentary panel

NEW DELHI: The stimulus package announced by the government for the revival of the pandemic-hit economy has been found to be “inadequate”, according to a Parliamentary panel report. The report of the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector has noted that […]

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