Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 20

Death toll in northeast Delhi violence rises to 20

New Delhi: The death toll in northeast Delhi communal violence over the amended citizenship law rose to 20 on Wednesday, according to GTB Hospital authorities. On Tuesday, the death toll was 13. “The death toll has risen to 20 today,” Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital, Sunil Kumar, told PTI. Earlier, at least four bodies were […]

‘New chapter’ in Indo-US ties: Modi

‘New chapter’ in Indo-US ties: Modi

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed US President Donald Trump’s visit to India as a “new chapter” in the historic Indo-US relations, adding their ties is no longer just another partnership but a far greater and closer relationship. Welcoming the President at the ‘Namaste Trump’ event at the new-look Motera stadium shortly after […]

Shared values between US-India are discrimination, bigotry: Amnesty

New Delhi: The shared values between India and the US are “discrimination, bigotry, and hostility towards refugees and asylum seekers”, Amnesty International USA said in a joint statement with Amnesty International India ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India on Monday. Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner […]

Ready to deal with any situation: Army commander

Bikaner: Underlining the use of non-state actors in militant activities by Pakistan, South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Alok Kler on Saturday said the Indian army is prepared to deal with any situation. Kler, who was at the Bikaner military station to attend an investiture, said the training of non-state actors “was a part of […]

Exclusive theatre command for J&K at ‘ideation stage’: Army chief

New Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) An exclusive theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir is at an “ideation stage” and there will be detailed discussions before anything is finalised, Army chief Gen M M Naravane said on Thursday. Gen Naravane’s remarks come days after Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat said there are plans to […]

PAN card, land and bank documents no proofs of citizenship: Gauhati HC

PAN card, land and bank documents no proofs of citizenship: Gauhati HC

Guwahati: PAN card, land and bank documents do not prove one’s Indian citizenship, the Gauhati High Court has observed while dismissing a woman’s plea against a tribunal order that rejected her citizenship claim. A division bench comprising justices Manojit Bhuyan and P J Saikia dismissed Jabeda Begum’s plea as the documents submitted by her could […]

Looking to set up separate theatre command for J&K: General Bipin Rawat

New Delhi: India is looking at setting up a separate theatre command for Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said on Monday. The air defence command is to be rolled out by the beginning of next year and the Peninsula command by the end of 2021, Gen Rawat told a […]

Demarche served to Turkey

New Delhi: India on Monday issued a strong demarche to Turkey over its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments expressing concern over the prevailing situation in Kashmir and comparing the “struggle” of Kashmiri people with that of the fight by the Turkish during the World War I. In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External […]

Modi rules out rethink on decisions on Art 370, CAA ‘despite pressure’

VARANISI: Ruling out any rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. “Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the country waited […]

Jaishankar meets US peace envoy for Afghanistan, Saudi counterpart in Munich

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held several meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, including with the US special envoy on Afghan reconciliation and the Saudi foreign minister, and discussed regional and global issues with them. “Met @US4AfghanPeace Zalmay Khalilzad at #MSC2020. Appreciated his update on the Afghanistan negotiations,” Jaishankar tweeted. In another […]