Indian pilot not released under any pressure: Pakistan

Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was not freed by Pakistan due to any pressure or compulsion, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday. The Wing Commander was captured by Pakistan on February 27 after his MiG-21 crashed inside Pakistani territory. He was released on Friday night. In an interview […]

IAF pilot Abhinandan returns from Pakistan

IAF pilot Abhinandan returns from Pakistan

Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan, stands under armed escort near Pakistan-India border in Wagah, Pakistan in this March 1, 2019 image from a video footage. (REUTERS/PTV via Reuters TV) Attari (Punjab), March 1 (IANS) Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistanis two days ago after his MiG-21 crashed in Pakistani territory, […]

Four security men killed, Kupwara operation against militants continues

Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) Four security men were killed and five others injured in an ongoing gunfight on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara border district, defence sources said. The sources said earlier that two militants had been killed in the encounter after which searches were started in Kralgund village. “During the search operation after the […]

Every Indian is proud of Abhinandan: PM Modi

Every Indian is proud of Abhinandan: PM Modi

Children hold banners and Indian national flags after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan will release an Indian Air Force pilot on Friday, in a street in Mumbai, India, February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Kanyakumari (TN), Mar 1 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday hailed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman saying every Indian was proud of […]

Lok Sabha polls on time, says CEC Sunil Arora

Lok Sabha polls on time, says CEC Sunil Arora

Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday said the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan will have no bearing on the upcoming general elections in April-May this year. Arora was responding to a query on whether the polls could be postponed in the wake of the situation post the February 14 […]

‘No change in Article 370 and 35A following cabinet decisions on J&K’

‘No change in Article 370 and 35A following cabinet decisions on J&K’

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) There has been no change in Article 370 and 35A following the Union Cabinet’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir, and any reports to the effect were “mischievous”, official sources said here on Thursday. They said some people were spreading rumours about the cabinet decisions and the Home Ministry has clarified there […]

Putin calls Modi, conveys support in fight against terrorism

Putin calls Modi, conveys support in fight against terrorism

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi meeting the President of Russian Federation, . Vladimir Putin, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on October 05, 2018. (PIB Photo) New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi over phone on Thursday and conveyed solidarity of the Russian people with India’s people in […]

Photo voter slip must be supported by ID proof for voting: EC

Photo voter slip must be supported by ID proof for voting: EC

New Delhi, February 28 (IANS): Photo voter slip shall not be accepted as a stand-alone identification document for voting in the Lok Sabha elections and by-elections to Assemblies, to be held simultaneously this year, said the Election Commission of India (ECI) in an order, here on Thursday. However, Photo voter slips will continue to be prepared […]

War is against terrorism, not any religion: Sushma at OIC

War is against terrorism, not any religion: Sushma at OIC

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Abu Dhabi. Photograph: @MEAIndia/Twitter March 1 (PTI): In a major diplomatic achievement, India on Friday for the first time addressed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meeting in Abu Dhabi, and asserted that the war against terrorism, which was destabilising regions and […]

Electoral bonds to be sold in 3 tranches from March

Electoral bonds to be sold in 3 tranches from March

Electoral bonds at a glance. (IANS) New Delhi, February 28 (IANS): With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Finance Ministry on Thursday announced the sale of electoral bonds in three tranches from next month. In a statement here on Thursday, the Finance Ministry said it has authorised the State Bank of India (SBI) for […]

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