India again rejects China’s claim over Galwan Valley, another round of talks expected today

India again rejects China’s claim over Galwan Valley, another round of talks expected today

New Delhi: India has once again rejected China’s claim over Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh even as both sides are expected to hold another round of diplomatic talks on the border row on Friday to thrash out modalities for further de-escalation of tension along the Line of Actual Control. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava […]

Attack on BJP leader ‘pre-planned’ by LeT: IGP Kashmir

Attack on BJP leader ‘pre-planned’ by LeT: IGP Kashmir

‘All 10 PSOs being dismissed from service’ SRINAGAR: The fatal attack on BJP’s Bandipora district president Waseem Bari was “pre-planned” by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Thursday, adding that the policemen posted for personal security of the politician were being dismissed from service. “We came here and checked […]

India seeing green shoots of economic recovery: PM

India seeing green shoots of economic recovery: PM

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Indian economy has started seeing “green shoots” of recovery and that the country remains one of the most open economies in the world. He said that in these times when the world is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to talk about revival and there is […]

Development of remote areas key priority: Rajnath

Development of remote areas key priority: Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated six bridges in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir, and asserted that development of remote areas in the region will continue to be a key priority for the NDA government. The defence minister dedicated the bridges through video conferencing in presence of Chief of the Army […]

India’s Covid tally climbs to 7,67,296

India’s Covid tally climbs to 7,67,296

NEW DELHI: India saw a record single-day surge of 24,879 coronavirus infections which pushed the nationwide Covid-19 caseload to 7,67,296 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 21,129 with 487 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data. The number of recoveries stands at 4,76,377, while there are 2,69,789 active cases of coronavirus […]

HRD minister defends exclusion of topics from CBSE syllabus

NEW DELHI: Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Thursday said there has been an “uninformed commentary” on exclusion of certain topics from the CBSE syllabus to portray a false narrative. The comments by the minister came following a controversy over the reduction of syllabus by the CBSE due to the Covid-19 situation, with the […]

Nizamuddin Markaz: Delhi court allows 60 Malaysians to walk free on fine of Rs 7,000 each

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Thursday allowed 60 Malaysians to walk free on payment of a fine of Rs 7,000 each after they accepted mild charges, under the plea bargain process, related to various violations including the visa norms while attending Nizamuddin Markaz here during the COVID-19 lockdown, their lawyer said. Metropolitan Magistrate Siddharth Malik […]

Gold gains Rs 232, silver zooms Rs 1,275

New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 232 to Rs 50,184 per 10 gram on Thursday, in line with gains in international price of the precious metal, according to HDFC Securities. On Wednesday, gold had closed at Rs 49,952 per 10 gram. Silver also gained Rs 1,275 to Rs 52,930 per kg from Rs 51,655 […]