Democracy is not beholden to dynasty, BJP to Rahul on dynasty politics

New Delhi, September 12 (IANS) Terming Rahul Gandhi a “failed dynast”, the BJP on Tuesday hit back at the Congress Vice President for defending dynastic politics and reminded him that the top three constitutional posts in the country are held by common people with merit and that democracy is not beholden to dynasty.   “The […]

Pain and despair as Rohingya families in India and Pakistan watch from afar

Pain and despair as Rohingya families in India and Pakistan watch from afar

A Rohingya refugee cooks lunch at the Kelambakkam refugee camp in Tamil Nadu, India, September 8, 2017. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Anuradha Nagaraj   KELAMBAKAM, India/KARACHI, September (REUTERS): I n a dilapidated shelter in south India, surrounded by squalor, Alakamma Bibi dials her home in Myanmar every few hours.   All she gets is a beeping tone. […]

Japan PM Abe to launch $17-billion Indian bullet train project as ties deepen

Japan PM Abe to launch $17-billion Indian bullet train project as ties deepen

Workers carry a hoarding featuring India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to load it onto a truck ahead of Abe’s visit, in Ahmedabad, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave   NEW DELHI/TOKYO, September 12 (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train […]

Pakistan will be forced to stop ceasefire violations: Rajnath

Jammu, September 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India will “ensure” that Pakistan is forced to end ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.   Addressing a media conference in winter capital Jammu, Rajnath Singh said, “Since 2014 Pakistan has violated the ceasefire agreement 400 times.   “We will ensure that […]

Ready for talks to reopen Nathu La pass, says China

Beijing, September 12 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it is ready for talks to reopen the Nath La pass for Indian pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar, which it had closed in mid-June over the military standoff at Doklam.   “China is ready to keep communication with the Indian side in regard to opening of the pass […]

Manipur steps up vigil on border, detains illegal migrants

Imphal, September 12 (IANS) Over 40 migrants of “suspicious nationality” were detained in Manipur as police and civil society organisations stepped up vigil along the state border to check influx of displaced Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, police said.   Of the 46 detained, pending inquiries, many were children as young as nine-years-old.   The civil […]

Jacqueline Fernandez supports Bio Bridge project in India

Jacqueline Fernandez supports Bio Bridge project in India

New Delhi, September 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is a big supporter of everything related to nature and keeping her ethos intact, the actress on Tuesday came out to support Bio Bridge project in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills.   It is a CSR initiative by The Body Shop India that has pledged to help protect […]