JKLF banned for promoting terror, secessionism

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Indian government on Friday outlawed the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) led by Muhammad Yasin Malik, alleging it was responsible for promoting terrorism and secessionism in the state. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that in pursuit of its strong action against terrorism, the government had declared the JKLF […]

When a news photographer becomes the news in India

When a news photographer becomes the news in India

P. Ravikumar, a freelance photographer on assignment for Reuters, performs CPR on a child who collapsed in a makeshift pool of coloured water while taking part in Holi celebrations in Chennai, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer CHENNAI, March 22 (Reuters) – It all happened in a flash. Barely 10 minutes after reaching a public gathering that […]

Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi in high profile Amethi

Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi in high profile Amethi

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Union Minister Smriti Irani, who challenged Rahul Gandhi in his Amethi bastion in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, will again take on the Congress President from the high profile parliamentary constituency in the upcoming general elections. In the last Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi had defeated Smriti Irani by a […]

Six militants, boy killed in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 22 (IANS) Six militants and a 12-year-old boy were killed while seven security personnel and 18 civilians were injured in gun battles in the Kashmir Valley which started on Thursday, police said on Friday. Two militants and the boy, who had been taken hostage, died in a gunfight in Bandipora district’s Mir Mohalla […]

Pulwama attack mastermind aide in NIA custody

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) A Delhi court on Friday sent Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Sajjad Khan, a close aide of Pulwama attack mastermind Muddasir Ahmed Khan, to NIA custody till March 29. The National Investigation Agency sought the custody saying they needed to unearth the deep-rooted conspiracy behind the February 14 attack in Pulwama that left […]

Cricket World Cup star Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Cricket World Cup star Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

BJP National President Amit Shah greets former cricketer Gautam Gambhir after he joined Bharatiya Janata Party, in New Delhi, Friday, March 22, 2019. (PTI Photo) NEW DELHI, March 22 (Reuters) – Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party on Friday, leaving a panel to decide whether to field him as […]

Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan ‘friendship bus’

Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan ‘friendship bus’

The India-Pakistan ‘friendship bus’ is pictured at the Wagah-Attari border crossing, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alasdair Pal NEW DELHI, March 22 (Reuters) – One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi’s Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing. Carrying a mixture of Indian and […]

Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah in fray from Gandhinagar

Modi stays with Varanasi,  Shah in fray from Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (IANS File Photo) New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. The Gandhinagar seat is currently held by veteran Bharatiya Janata […]

Cong slams Modi govt over jobs, says people will rise up, defeat BJP

New Delhi, March 21 (PTI): The Congress Thursday alleged that 3.2 crore casual labourers lost their employment under the Modi government and said the people of India will rise up and defeat the BJP for this “treachery”. The Congress’ attack on the government came after an English daily cited a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) […]

US remains concerned about India-Pak tensions: official

US remains concerned about India-Pak tensions: official

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu. (REUTERS File Photo) Washington, March 21 (Reuters): The United States remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions as the nuclear-armed countries’ militaries remain on alert nearly three weeks after their most dangerous confrontation in decades, a senior […]

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