S Jaishankar Discusses “Disengagement In Our Border Areas” With Chinese Minister

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the two sides should work for an early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh and that China avoid viewing its ties with India through the lens of a third country. In a meeting on the…

As PM Modi Turns 71, Centre Eyes Vaccination Record; 20-Day Mega Event Planned

New Delhi:  The government is aiming at a COVID-19 vaccination record today to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A 20-day mega event “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan” – has also been planned by PM Modi’s party, the BJP,  to mark his “20 years in public service”.…

Shashi Tharoor Accepts Congress Colleague’s Apology Over “Donkey” Remark

New Delhi:  After outrage by some Congress leaders over a media report quoting party’s Telangana unit chief Revanth Reddy making a derogatory reference to senior leader Shashi Tharoor, Mr Reddy withdrew the remarks on Thursday and regretted any hurt that may have been caused to the MP from Kerala. “I…

National Conference Leader’s Murder Was Planned For Over 2 Months: Cops

New Delhi:  The accused in National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir’s murder case were planning his killing for the past two-three months and planted fake evidence to mislead the police, taking inspiration from Bollywood movie “Drishyam”, officials said on Thursday. The body of…

“Provocative”: Top Medical Body Chief Rejects US Report On Covid Response

NewDelhi:  The Congress on Thursday cited a recent media report to allege “criminal culpability” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and senior officials of the ICMR in fudging COVID-19 data “to build a false narrative that everything was normal” ahead of…

US Deals With France, China Fury Over Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal

Washington:  Australia and the United States announced expanded military cooperation on Thursday, including rotational deployments of all types of U.S. military aircraft to Australia, a day after announcing a submarine deal denounced by China as intensifying a regional arms race. Speaking after meetings between…

In Maharashtra’s Jalna, 65-year-old man arrested for rape of minor girl

A elderly man allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at a village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday following which the 65-year-old accused, who has five children and grandchildren, was arrested late at night, an official from Badnapur police station said. The…

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh sworn in as Governor of Uttarakhand

Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmit Singh was sworn in on Wednesday as the new governor of Uttarakhand. The oath of office was administered to Singh by the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court Justice RS Chauhan at a simple function held at the Raj Bhawan here. Singh, who retired as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Army, is a…

Supreme Court pulls up Centre for ‘cherry-picking’ names for tribunal appointments

The Supreme Court Wednesday gave the centre a “final” time of two weeks to make appointments to the various Tribunals across the country even as it expressed displeasure on “cherry-picking” names from the list of those recommended for the various posts. A special bench, comprising ustice of India NV Ramana,…

Won’t reopen 2018 decision on grant of reservation in promotion to SC, ST: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has orally observed that it will not reopen the issues settled by it in its 2018 judgment on the reservation in promotions in government jobs for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Sanjiv Khanna, and BR Gavai said Tuesday that it is for the states…