Two of the country's Union Cabinet ministers recently featured in two striking photographs.They are striking, because the ministers were the only women amid a sea of men, who were their counterparts from a host of countries. The ministers in question, Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister and Nirmala Sitharaman, defence minister.
Top Haryana athletes like Neeraj Chopra, Manoj Kumar, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia have decided to boycott a ceremony organised by the Haryana government in Panchkula on April 26 to honour Gold Coast Commonwealth Games medallists.
The IAF flew as many as 11,000 sorties during the just-concluded massive GaganShakti exercise, which saw the force testing its war-fighting drills on both the western front with Pakistan and northern one with China, with even CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) attack scenarios coming into play.
Remittances to India from abroad rose in 2017 after declining for two consecutive years and touched $69 billion, still a little short of the $70.4 billion reached in 2014. Outflows of remittances from India too continued to rise reaching $5.7 billion, according to a World Bank report.
Armed with powers provided in the justpromulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, the Enforcement Directorate has swiftly moved to confiscate properties of businessmen Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi.
The Doklam stand-off happened due to lack of mutual trust between India and China and PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will try to bridge the deficit through “heart-to-heart” discussions in Wuhan later this week, Chinese vice foreign minister Kong Xuanyou said. The stand-off “reflected the somewhat lack of mutual trust between the two countries”, Kong said.
It was on August 21, 2013 that a minor girl and her father met IPS officer Ajay Pal Lamba, who was then the deputy commissioner of police Jodhpur West, to lodge a complaint against Asaram. Lamba later got nearly 1600 letters in which anonymous people gave him life threats.
A trial court in Jodhpur will pronounce its verdict in the rape case involving Asaram on Wednesday. Asaram has been accused of sexually exploiting a 16-yerold girl from UP’s Shahjahanpur in his Manai ashram near Jodhpur in 2013.
Senior Congress functionary Salman Khurshid has stirred a controversy by saying that his party’s hands are stained “with the blood of Muslims”. The former Union minister made the remark during an interaction with students at Aligarh Muslim University.
The meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping may not see them getting into specifics of prickly issues but this does not mean India will soften its position on Pakistan and cross-border terrorism.
The Indian cricket team will play its first match of the 2019 ICC World Cup against South Africa on June 5 instead of June 2 as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between IPL final and international assignment as per Lodha recommendation.
India has not signed up to the initiative as parts of one key project, the $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, run through Pakistan-administered Kashmir that India considers its own territory.
Self-styled godman Asaram was today found guilty of the rape of a teenager in 2013, ruled a special trial court today in its verdict. Of the total five accused, three - including Asaram - were convicted, and two were acquitted.
The aim is for Gwadar - located on the Arabian Sea near Iran and the mouth of the Persian Gulf - to become a regional commercial, industrial and shipping hub, as part of the ambitious China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, during her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting also attended by Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism.
April 24 is a hallowed date in Indian cricket history, for it is the one and only Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday. A day which the Indian cricket legend’s fans the world over mark with reverence and die-hard love in the form of countless wishes flooding social media.
Karnataka is headed for a cliffhanger in the assembly elections with a clear majority elusive for both Congress and BJP, according to a Times Now and VMR opinion poll. Deve Gowda’s JD(S) is likely to emerge as the kingmaker.
“India does not want war. But if the push comes to shove, we are prepared. China has been forced to grudgingly accept that India is no pushover after repeatedly testing our resolve over the last few years, especially during the Doklam troop face-off,” a senior official said.