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Will contribute constructively to India’s NSG bid:New Zealand

The New Zealand on Wednesday committed to contribute “constructively” to the process leading to India’s membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Even though the commitment, made by visiting Kiwi prime minister John Key, during his bilateral discussions with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi is here is seen as alteration in the New Zealand’s opposition to India’s entry into ... Read More »

Six injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire again in RS Pura

JAMMU: Six persons were injured when Pakistani troops shelled over 15 Bops and 29 hamlets with mortar bombs and fired heavily from automatic weapons overnight in RS Pura and Arnia Sectors along the International Border in Jammu district. BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated to the Pakistani firing. “There was heavy firing and mortar shelling on BoPs and villages ... Read More »

SC to continue its hearing on 1995 Hindutva verdict

The Supreme Court will continue its hearing on the Hindutva case on Wednesday which deals with electoral malpractices arising out of its 1995 judgment. During the hearing by the seven judges’ Constitutional bench, the apex court on Tuesday said it won’t reconsider 1995 judgment which defined Hindutva as “a way of life and not a religion.” The observations came after ... Read More »

Ready for a decisive battle in Kerala: RSS

“The CPI(M) is unnerved by the RSS mission and its growing popularity,” said Nandkumar, Akhil Bharitya Sah Prachar Pramukh of RSS. The Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini Mandal Baitak (ABKM) of RSS passed two resolutions today and the focus of the first resolution was the unchecked violence of CPI(M) against RSS and other opponents in Kerala. “The CPI(M) is unnerved by the ... Read More »

Paris attacker was my leader: IS recruit from India

NEW DELHI: Islamic State group’s operative from Tamil Nadu Subahani Haja Moideen, who fought alongside IS fighters in Iraq, has disclosed that one of the attackers in the Paris strikes last year, which left around 130 people dead, was his “group leader”. Moideen, labelled the most “battle-hardened” IS recruit from India so far, had travelled from Chennai to Istanbul on ... Read More »

Govt. plans to further liberalise visa regime: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said the government is planning to further liberalise the visa regime for tourism, business as well as other areas shortly. “We plan to further liberalise our visa regime for tourism, business as well as other areas shortly. Visa was one of the areas of concern for foreigners and Indians living abroad. With the ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa’s health: Cops register 50 cases against rumour-mongers

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu police is learnt to have so far registered more than 50 cases against those who have posted information related to Jayalalithaa’s health on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp and eight persons have been arrested. The AIADMK leader is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Reacting to this development, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief and ... Read More »

EU Drops Sanctions Threat Against Russia Over Syria

Brussels:  EU leaders backed down Friday from an explicit threat of sanctions against Russia over the bombing of Aleppo but warned that they would consider “all available options” if atrocities in Syria continue. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi demanded that any mention of possible punitive measures against Moscow over the Syrian carnage should be removed from a statement issued after ... Read More »