The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, concerned over the arrival of stones in Ayodhya for the construction of the disputed Ram temple, will lodge a protest before the government and the Supreme Court. A series of... More
China on Thiursday said the "atmosphere" was "not right" for a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, amidst aÂ standoffÂ between the armies of the... More
In a crowded hospital in India-held Kashmir, a 17-year-old student is recovering from gunshot wounds, one of thousands of civilians injured in protests against Indian rule that have exploded since the death of a popular rebel leader... More
The stand-off between India and China over the border between the two countries in the Bhutan-Sikkim-Tibet section, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday with an official Chinese organ Global Times calling upon Sikkim and Bhutan... More
The BJP demanded on Thursday that the Centre immediately impose President's rule in West Bengal and send central observers to assess "worsening law and order" in the state.
The BJP's demand came in the aftermath of communal clashes... More
There were more bear hugs today and a working lunch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu - but the focus was on getting business done. A total of seven agreements were signed... More
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a rousing reception when he landed in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Stepping down from the aircraft, Modi gave his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, two hugs to signify extra close brotherhood. The... More
Serious conflict has emerged between the constitutional head of Indiaâ€™s West Bengal state, Governor Kesharinath Tripathi, and its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The governor is holding the chief minister accountable for the communal clashes that have been... More
The face-off between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim section of the Sino-Indian border seems to be escalating. The Indian military was quoted by Indian media as saying that more troops have been deployed there in... More
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sent three battalions of paramilitary personnel to West Bengalâ€™s North 24 Parganas district after the state government asked for help in the wake of communal clashes. Violence erupted on Monday... More
China on Tuesday ruled out any compromise with India over the border standoff in the Sikkim sector, instead putting the onus on New Delhi to resolve the â€œgrave situationâ€, PTI reported. Chinaâ€™s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui... More
An Indian Air Force helicopter, with three people onboard, has gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh's Papumpare district, news agencies ANI and PTI reported on Tuesday evening.
The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) was on a rescue mission and was... More
As the war of words between India and China intensifies, the action in the border area is likely to get even more heated.Â In a move to strengthen border security along the eastern border, the Indian Army... More
The Chinese foreign ministry today dismissed Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks that India of 2017 is different from what it was in 1962, saying China too is different and will take "all necessary measures" to safeguard... More
The standoff between the Armies of India and China completed 18 days on Monday even as military sources speculated that a diplomatic solution could be in sight.
All eyes are now on the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra... More
China has cancelled a trip of Indian journalists to Tibet and this was conveyed to the scribes by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi on Sunday.
The cancellation of the journalistsâ€™ trip, which was scheduled from 8-15 July,... More
A push for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya is likely to gain momentum from Guru Poornima next week when saints gather at the Naradanand Ashram in Sitapur to chalk out a roadmap in this regard.
A science textbook prescribed for Class 6 in certain schools under ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) board has identified a "mosque" as a source of noise pollution, sparking a row.
An illustration on the chapter on pollution... More
It is the 50th year of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. It has been 50 years since Israel annexed the Palestinian territories of West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip following the Six Day Arab-Israeli War of... More
For those Indians who were looking to Modi to sort out the woes of the country's IT industry, the prime minister's visit to Washington and his much-trumpeted meeting with Donald Trump was a damp squib.
The IT is... More
In July, Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Reaching this level of diplomatic engagement is long overdue, since Israel has become theÂ third-largest arms supplier to India.Â The defense ties between the two... More
While a globalised world was a cherished goal to bring people together, globalisation is increasingly used by one or the other country or group of countries to dominate the rest of the world by a violent process. Looking around we see wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen where the powers that be are trying to bend the power game towards themselves. Conventional wars are now more often not... More
A rapist was killed and his body was left with a note that said the death meted out to him was punishment for his crime. It was signed Hercules. A couple of other reports have appeared with such declarations and they have aroused considerable interest in media, particularly social media, the motherland of speculations. Who could be the possible vigilante killer?
Extra-judicial killings are nothing new and last... More
“This has less to do with geography than with history,” Macaes writes in his insightful book Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order.
“As two rising giants, China and India will play a disproportionate role in shaping the new world political and economic order, but like every claim on the future, their role remain ambiguous. In China's case, the question is whether it will eventually measure up to the task... More
Political realities have temporarily halted the BJP’s brazen attempt to communalise Indian citizenship requirements to the advantage of the majority Hindus and to the detriment of the minority Muslims.
Evidently, there is also a bias in favour of the north Indian majority and against the Tamil minority in the matter of giving citizenship. But this has not been brought to light in a major and sustained way yet, because the... More
Last week, Moscow hosted delegations from the Taliban and Afghanistan’s political opposition in a bid to establish sound political contacts between the two actors. The delegation of the opposition parties included Afghanistan’s former president, Hamid Karzai, and at least two female members, including a human rights activist, Hawa Nooristani, and a former parliament member Fawzia Koofi. The meeting in itself underscored the new political dynamics that would probably be at... More
The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More