Manmohan Singh says opening to ‘enormously improve’ Indo-Pak ties

KARTARPUR (PAKISTAN): The opening of the Kartarpur corridor will “enormously improve” relations between India and Pakistan, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday after he arrived here as part of the first batch of the Indian pilgrims through the cross-border pathway. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate the […]

Clerics, priests ask people to respect SC verdict

Lucknow: Clerics and priests here have appealed to people to honour the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid dispute and respect religious sentiments. The judgment in the case is expected to be pronounced before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires on November 17. “We should all respect the judgment. We should exercise restraint […]

Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor checkpost today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the integrated check post of the Kartarpur Corridor which will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The prime minister will inaugurate the check post at Dera Baba Nanak, Gurdaspur in […]

SC seeks report on plying of public transport in JK during restrictions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the GoI and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to apprise it on Thursday how many public transport vehicles like buses and trucks plied there after restrictions were imposed following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions. The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam […]

Communications shutdown for 90 days not temporary measure, SC told

New Delhi: Shutting down mobile, landline and internet services for 90 days in Jammu and Kashmir was “by no means a temporary measure” following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. The orders passed by the IGP, Kashmir range, shutting down the telecommunications services in the state, […]

FSSAI proposes ban on sale, ads of junk foods in school canteens

NEW DELHI: Food regulator FSSAI on Tuesday issued draft regulations proposing a ban on sale as well as advertisements of junk foods in school canteens and within 50 metres around school campuses as part of its objective to ensure safe and wholesome food for children. The Food and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought […]

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

WhatsApp snooping: ‘Govt involved in surveillance racket’

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday claimed its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone was suspected to have been hacked and accused the government of being involved in a “surveillance racket”, but the ruling BJP hit back saying the opposition party was imagining things that don’t […]

India, Uzbekistan ink pacts on cooperation in security ties

NEW DELHI: India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on cooperation in security ties after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries, the defence ministry said on Sunday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is attending Council of Heads and Governments (CHGs) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as the special envoy of Prime […]

My phone is tapped: Mamata Banerjee blames centre, demands probe

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded a probe by the Centre into the “snooping” on activists, journalists and politicians, alleging that the Union government was “fully aware” of the security breach on messaging platform WhatsApp. Banerjee also reiterated the claim that her phone is being regularly tapped by the central government. […]

Modi dedicates decision to scrap Art 370 to Sardar Patel

Kevadiya (Guj): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid glowing tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying he dedicates the decision to abrogate Article 370 “at the feet” of the country’s first home minister. Centuries ago India was united by Chanakya, and after that Sardar Patel achieved the same feat by merging princely states with the […]