Category archives for: India

Gadkari ‘attacks’ Indian Navy for obstructing Mumbai development

Mumbai, In an unprecedented “attack”, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday slammed the Indian Navy for creating obstacles in “development projects in Mumbai”, including opposing the plans for a floating jetty at Nariman Point. Recently, the Bombay High Court declined permission to a private operator for building a jetty to launch seaplane services and […]

Sasikala’s husband surrenders before CBI court

Chennai, Expelled and now jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court here in connection with a case involving evasion of duty on the import of a luxury car from Britain. The Madras High Court had in November upheld a trial court order sentencing Natarajan and three others […]

Jadhav says not tortured in Pakistan, India dubs video ‘propaganda’

Islamabad/New Delhi,  Pakistan on Thursday released a video in which alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav claimed he was not tortured in custody and accused an Indian diplomat of “yelling” at his mother and wife after they met him last month. India dismissed the recorded statement as a “propagandistic exercise” with no credibility. Sentenced to death […]

Rahul slams government over investment plunge

New Delhi,  Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the Modi government over the reported plunge in fresh investments in the country, terming its record a “Fake in India” programme. “Guys a quick update on the Fake in India program. #FakeinIndia,” said Gandhi on Twitter attaching an online Mint story, headlined “Fresh investments in India […]

Delhi court declares Mallya as absconder in FERA case

New Delhi,  A court here on Thursday declared liquor baron Vijay Mallya as an absconder in a case relating to alleged violation of foreign exchange rules. “Keeping in view the submissions made and the fact that accused Vijay Mallya failed to appear before this court despite lapse of more than 30 days and no representation […]

War of words in LS over making Hindi official language at UN

New Delhi,  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor traded barbs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over making Hindi an official language at the United Nations. Tharoor questioned the need to push it while the Minister called his remark “ignorant”. Sushma Swaraj, in her reply to a question, said: “It is […]

Government tables triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha amid uproar

New Delhi,  The government on Wednesday tabled the triple talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha amid uproar, with the Congress and other opposition parties demanding that it be reffered to a parliamentary panel for detailed consideration. As Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 that seeks […]

Sporadic violence paralyses normal life in Maharashtra

Mumbai,  Sporadic incidents of violence paralysed parts of Maharashtra in a day-long state-wide shutdown called by various Dalit parties on Wednesday amid tight security. Dalit activists jumped on railway tracks, shouting slogans and waved flags to attempt rail-blockades at various stations in Thane and Palghar districts, but were prevented by the security forces. Community members […]

Bill on triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, A bill criminalising triple talaq was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protests from the opposition objecting to its introduction, and an assurance from Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad that “it was not about religion but about justice and respect for women”. Members from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), All India […]

Pakistan used Jadhav meeting to further propaganda: Sushma

New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday accused Pakistan of committing serious and gross violation of human rights of the family members of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and creating an intimidating atmosphere for them during their meeting with him which was used as an instrument to further Islamabad’s propaganda. “There are not […]

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