Coronavirus Will provide necessary assistance for evacuation of Indians, other nationals from Wuhan, says China

Beijing: As India prepares to airlift its citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, China said on Wednesday that it would make all appropriate arrangements and provide necessary assistance if any country “insists” on evacuating its nationals. Besides India, several other countries including the US, France, Japan, South Korea, are making arrangements […]

European Parliament to debate, vote on CAA resolutions

London: A joint motion, combining five different resolutions tabled by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), has been placed on the final agenda for debate at the plenary session in Brussels on Wednesday. The motion takes note of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) statement last […]

CAA, NRC anti-minority: Rights activists in US

Washington: Terming India’s amended Citizenship Act as anti-minority, a group of eminent human rights and social activists, including Magsaysay Award winner Sandeep Pandey, has claimed that the freedom of expression is under threat in the world’s largest democracy. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed in December last year, prompting protests across India. According to […]

‘False narratives being peddled against India’

London: False narratives and propaganda are being spread against India by mutating forms of terrorism to create disharmony, threaten peace and prevent progress in the country, Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam said here. Addressing a gathering of Indian diaspora members and UK ministers and officials at the annual celebration organised by the […]

Quake jolts JK

Jammu: A low intensity earthquake, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, struck Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the meteorological department said. Sonam Lotus, director of meteorological department, said the tremor was felt at 11.40 am and lasted for a few seconds. The epicentre of the quake was 10 km below the earth’s surface at latitutde […]

Some political parties nurtured problems in Kashmir for 70 years: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government brought in the Citizenship (Amendment) Act to correct “historical” injustices and recalled the Nehru-Liaquat pact to assert that the law fulfills India’s “old promise” to religious minorities in neighbouring countries. Addressing the Annual Prime Minister’s National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, Modi also said […]

Situation along LoC, Kashmir under control: Lt Gen Saini

NEW DELHI: The new Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen S K Saini on Tuesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir along both the Line of Control and in the hinterland are under control. Speaking after receiving the Guard of Honour, Saini said the Army was prepared for all challenges. “Ceasefire violations have […]

Anti-CAA resolutions in assemblies ‘constitutional blunder’: Rajnath

Mangaluru: Taking on opposition parties, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday asked them not to make the “constitutional blunder” of passing resolutions against the CAA in state assemblies where they have a majority and advised them to not forget “Rasthradharma” for their “vipakshdharma”. Addressing a rally, the senior BJP leader also asserted that no power […]

Erasure of ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’ sparks row

Move aimed at distorting history: NC

Srinagar: The National Conference on Monday took strong exception to the dropping of words ‘Sher-e-Kashmir’, an epithet used for the party founder Sheikh Abdullah, from the nomenclature of JK police medals. The party, whose top leaders are in detention since the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 last year, alleged […]