No lockdown for now, but will have to do it if needed: Kejriwal

No lockdown for now, but will have to do it if needed: Kejriwal

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Saturday said it had not imposed a lockdown for now, but would have to do if the need arises in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.. During his first-ever digital-only press conference, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said restrictions due to COVID-19 were causing terrible financial stress to the poor. He […]

Nirbhaya: 4 convicts executed in Tihar Jail

New Delhi: The four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on December 16, 2012 were hanged in the darkness of pre-dawn on Friday, ending a horrific chapter in India’s long history of sexual assault that had seared the country’s soul. Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) […]

‘Dark stain’ on human rights record: Amnesty

NEW DELHI: Death penalty is never the solution towards ending violence against women, rights group Amnesty International India said on Friday, calling the execution of the four Nirbhaya case convicts a “dark stain” on India’s human rights record. The four men – Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh […]

Justice prevailed, says Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said justice has prevailed as his senior cabinet colleagues and women groups welcomed the hanging of the four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. “Justice has prevailed. It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women,” he said in a tweet, though there […]

Modi calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors

Announces task force for economic rescue package

Modi calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this. He called for ‘Janta curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying no citizen, […]

Corruption ended in J&K post abrogation of Article 370: Sitharaman

Corruption ended in J&K post abrogation of Article 370: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said corruption has ended and things have become more transparent in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year. Replying to the debate on budgetary proposals and demand for grants for the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the […]

CAA does not violate fundamental, legal, GoI tells SC

New Delhi: The government of India Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 does not violate any fundamental right or affect the legal, democratic and secular rights of any Indian citizens. The central government, in its 129-page affidavit in response to the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, termed the […]

Jammu, Ladakh report fresh corona patients

114 cases now in India

NEW DELHI: COVID-19 extended its footprint in India on Monday with the eastern state of Odisha reporting its first coronavirus patient and one new case each in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala, taking the total count to 114, Health Ministry officials said. The Maharashtra government also reported four more patients of the infection, as […]

Modi proposes SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus, lays stress on joint efforts

Modi proposes SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus, lays stress on joint efforts

NEW DELHI: Making a strong pitch for SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing USD 10 million initially for it, and asserted that the best way to deal with the pandemic was by coming together, and not growing apart. Apart […]

Pak raise Kashmir, calls for lifting of lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

Pak raise Kashmir, calls for lifting of lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

New Delhi: Pakistan on Sunday used the SAARC nations video conference on coronavirus to raise Kashmir, with the country’s State Minister of Health Zafar Mirza calling for immediate lifting of the “lockdown” there to allow virus containment measures. Apart from Mirza, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, […]