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1962 conflict with China significantly damaged India's standing at world stage: Jaishankar Times of India
India's position at world stage seemed assured but the 1962 conflict with China significantly damaged the country's standing, external affairs minister S jaishankar said on Thursday.
Form govt or Congress will be finished in Maharashtra, Sonia Gandhi told Subodh Ghildiyal, Times of India
Maharashtra Congress leaders had in one voice warned Sonia Gandhi that a failure to form government in the state would finish off the party in the state, a doomsday scenario that nudged the party chief to give up her firm opposition to a tie-up with Shiv Sena during the marathon discussions of the Congress working committee on Monday.
Union Cabinet recommends President’s rule in Maharashtra Hindustan Times
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday recommended President’s rule in Maharashtra where no political party has been able to form a government after the assembly polls last month. The Cabinet decision followed intense speculation for hours that Governor Bhagar Singh Koshyari had recommended President’s rule in the state and an initial denial by the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant to quit as Union minister Times of India
Amid the continuing power tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena, Union minister of heavy industries and public enterprise Arvind Sawant on Monday said that he will resign from the Modi government.
Guv invites Sena as BJP says no TN Raghunatha, Pioneer
Close on the heels of the BJP expressing its inability to form a Government in Maharashtra, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday night invited Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde, the leader of the second single-largest party, to indicate its “willingness and ability” to form the next Government in the State.
PM to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor checkpost, participate in public programme Pioneer
In a few hours from now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the passenger terminal building of the Kartarpur Corridor which will connect the Dera Baba Nanak in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province.
Ayodhya: Temple at disputed site, alternative land for mosque, says SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot a 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque.
Ayodhya case: Underlying structure was not an Islamic structure, says SC Pioneer
The Supreme Court Saturday said the underlying structure below the disputed site at Ayodhya was not an Islamic structure, but the ASI has not established whether a temple was demolished to build a mosque.
Every state, district has role in helping India become 5 trillion dollar economy: PM Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said every state and district in the country had role in India's effort to become a five trillion dollar economy by 2025. Modi was inaugurating a two-day event here to attract investment to Himachal Pradesh.
Passport must for Kartarpur: MEA Pioneer
Indian pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib will have to carry their passports even as Pakistan is yet to confirm the list of inaugural jatha to visit the holy site on Saturday. After the Pakistan Army overturned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision that the Indian pilgrims will not need passport and said it is compulsory, the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said on Thursday that as per the bilateral agreement the devotees will need to carry their passports.
We will shut down entire Pakistan, says cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman Mehmal Sarfraz, Hindu
As the two-day ultimatum he issued to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expired on Sunday night, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said the protesters will continue the sit-in until their goals are met.
Sonia Gandhi rules out supporting Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, say Sources Anindita Sanyal, NDTV
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has ruled out any support to Shiv Sena for a new power alignment in Maharashtra, sources told NDTV, negating the latter's leverage over ally BJP. Mrs Gandhi had a meeting on Monday evening with the party's Maharashtra ally Sharad Pawar, said to be in favour of such an alliance to block the BJP from coming to power in the state.
India to further ease tax rules to boost investment, says Narendra Modi Pratik Parija, Mint
India is committed to further improving its people-friendly tax regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, as Asia’s third-largest economy seeks to attract more overseas investment to spur growth. The government has cut corporate tax rates and introduced a nationwide goods-and-services charge to integrate the nation’s economy, Modi said in a speech at Aditya Bira Group’s golden jubilee celebrations in Thailand on Sunday.
Sena sticks to its guns; Raut says talks with BJP only on CM’s post TribuneIndia
Amid the impasse over formation of new government in Maharashtra, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Sunday that his party will talk to the BJP only on the issue of the chief minister’s post.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan says no fee for Indian Sikhs on Kartarpur Corridor opening Day Shylaja Varma, NDTV
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted today that no fee would be charged from Indian pilgrims on the opening day of the Kartarpur corridor on November 9. He also declared that Sikh pilgrims from India would not need a passport to travel to Kartarpur.
'Support India in efforts to end Terror': EU Lawmakers after J&K visit Deepshikha Ghosh, NDTV
The group of 23 European Union MPs who are in Jammu and Kashmir will "fully support India in its efforts for lasting peace and end of terror", one of the visiting leaders said this morning as they addressed select members of the media, which excludes local Kashmiri news outlets.
5 migrant labourers from West Bengal killed by terrorists in Kashmir Economic Times
Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. Another labourer was critically injured by the terrorists, they said. All the victims hailed from Murshidabad district of West Bengal, the police said.
Clashes, protests greet EU MPs’ Kashmir trip Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
Amid complete shutdown in Kashmir and incidents of stone-pelting and firing by militants in certain parts of the Valley, the delegation of European Union MPs arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday for a first-hand assessment of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir following the revocation of the State’s special status under Article 370.
BJP talks tough, Sena retorts TN Raghunatha, Pioneer
The impasse between the saffron alliance partners over the sharing of power in Maharashtra deepened on Tuesday as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP had not given any commitment to the Shiv Sena about sharing of the chief ministership on a rotational basis and that he would himself hold the CM’s post for the next five years.
BJP returning as largest party in Haryana is a big feat: PM Akhilesh Singh, Times of India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed BJP’s performance in Maharashtra and Haryana, pointing out that the party had never led or returned a government to office in the western state and had usually been a bit player in the other.
Pakistan must take sustainable, irreversible steps against terror: US Hindustan Times
If asked by India and Pakistan, US President Donald Trump is ready to mediate on the issue of Kashmir, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The official also reiterated that the onus for peace talks lies on Islamabad by taking sustained and irreversible actions against terrorist groups.
BJP, Shiv Sena on course to retain power in Maharashtra Pioneer
The ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance on Thursday looked on course to retaining power in Maharashtra as per trends available in 283 of the 288 Assembly seats. BJP is leading in 99, Shiv Sena 61, Cong 41, NCP 49 and Independents are ahead in 15 seats as per trends available so far as per the Election Commission figures.
India's rank jumps 14 places in World Bank's ease of doing business ranking Mint
India climbed 14 rungs in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020 survey to stand at 63, among 190 countries, making it the one of world’s top 10 most improved countries for the third consecutive time.
Zakir Musa's successor among 3 terrorists killed in J&K: DGP Deccan Chronicle
The successor of Zakir Musa, the commander of Al Qaeda linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind (AGH), identified as Abdul Hameed Lelhari was one of the three terrorists killed by security forces in Awantipora encounter on Tuesday.
Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, takes over as BCCI President NDTV
Sourav Ganguly, former India captain, took over as the president of Board of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) on Wednesday. Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, began his tenure as the new secretary while Arun Dhumal takes office as treasurer.
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