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Symposium on India-China standoff organised

A symposium on the ‘Indo-Chinese stand-off at Doklam-Strategic Perspective’ was organised by the Karnataka Chapter of the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS). N. Parthasarathi, retired diplomat, addressed the gathering, explaining the strategic implications and said that control of Doklam by China could lead to the potential loss of control in the north-east region. Mr. Parthasarathi also spoke about the ... Read More »

Highlights: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will lead Indian polity to greater heights, says PM Modi

After securing an emphatic win in the Vice-presidential elections, M Venkaiah Naidu has been sworn in as the 13th Vice-President of India on Friday. He succeeds Hamid Ansari who held office for a decade. Naidu was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. As the Vice-President of India, ... Read More »

Haryana BJP leader holds up ambulance, blamed for patient’s death

A man in Haryana’s Fatehabad died allegedly because a local Bharatiya Janata Party leader held up the ambulance that the man was in. Relatives of the deceased – identified as Navin – claim that Darshan Nagpal, the BJP leader, got into a fight with the ambulance driver after the emergency vehicle hit Nagpal’s car. The family says they kept pleading ... Read More »

U.S. violating n-deal: Iran

Iran said on Thursday that new U.S. sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. Mr. Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in ... Read More »

‘Misinformation By Sushma Swaraj’: Opposition’s Privilege Motion Today

NEW DELHI: The Congress along with other opposition parties will today move privilege motions against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Rajya Sabha for allegedly misleading the House over two issues — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lahore visit in 2015 and the Bandung Conference in Indonesia the same year. Leaders of different political parties have alleged that Ms Swaraj ... Read More »

China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit

BEIJING: China is taking an increasingly tough line on a border row with India amid a rising crescendo of nationalism in state media, and President Xi Jinping looks set for an awkward encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a multilateral summit next month. Diplomats say Beijing would like to resolve the border issue before a summit of the BRICS ... Read More »

Government suffers embarrassment in Rajya Sabha

The government faced embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as many MPs from the ruling BJP were missing when a Bill granting constitutional status to the Other Backward Castes (OBC) Commission came up for amendment. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill to grant constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is close to the ... Read More »