Archive for: April, 2017

Air India lifts ban on Shiv Sena MP

New Delhi,  Air India on Friday lifted its ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, whose flight bookings had been cancelled repeatedly after he assaulted an officer of the national carrier last month. Official sources told that the ban was lifted after the Civil Aviation Ministry wrote to the airline, a day after Gaikwad expressed […]

Opposition demands Rajnath’s statement on Alwar lynching

New Delhi,  There was ruckus in the Rajya Sabha on Friday over cow vigilantes lynching a Muslim man in Rajasthan’s Alwar last week. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad demanded a statement from Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue. Raising the issue, Azad said the government was “undermining the Rajya Sabha”. Referring to a […]

‘Criminal is a criminal’: Naqvi’s u-turn on lynching for cow

New Delhi,  Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday did a u-turn on the lynching of a dairy farmer by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan, saying a “criminal is a criminal” and the incident should not be looked at from the prism of religion — a day after he denied the violence […]

SC seeks 6 states’ response on cow vigilantes

New Delhi,  The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from six states on a plea that has sought curbs on self-appointed cow vigilante groups indulging in violence. The cow vigilantes were attacking people particularly from lower rung of society and the minorities merely on grounds of suspicion of their being involved in the beef trade. […]

Bangladesh PM arrives, Modi welcomes her

New Delhi,  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Friday on a four-day visit, and was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the airport. Modi welcomed Hasina with a bouquet as she alighted from the aircraft. Modi tweeted: “Delighted to welcome Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on her state visit to […]

Sushma Swaraj calls on Bangladesh PM

New Delhi,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here on Friday. “First engagement for the honoured guest. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. Earlier in the day, in a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally […]

Mamata warns BJP not to mix politics with religion

Kolkata,  Asserting that politics and religion should not be mixed, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday took a dig at the state BJP leaders who participated in the Ram Navami celebrations saying politicians who walked with arms in the name of Puja are unaware of true Indian culture. “These celebrations are happening for […]

Syria denounces US strikes as ‘reckless, irresponsible’

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s office has strongly condemned the US missile attack against a military airfield in the country’s central province of Homs, describing it as“reckless and irresponsible behavior.” The statement pointed out that the assault showed Washington is “naively pulled behind a false propaganda campaign” – a reference to accusations that the Damascus government was responsible for […]

Russia suspends Syria flight safety deal with US after missile attack

Moscow says it is halting an agreement with Washington aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions during their military missions in the Syrian airspace after US launched a missile attack against a Syrian army airbase. “The Russian side is halting the effect of the memorandum for prevention of incidents and ensuring safety of air flights during operations […]

US attack on Syria significantly damaged US-Russia ties: Putin

President Vladimir Putin believes a US missile attack on a Syrian airbase near Homs has violated international law and seriously hurt Russia-US relations, the Kremlin says. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that the Russian leader regards the US attack as an act of “aggression against a sovereign nation,” which was carried out based on […]

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