Narendra Modi to begin five-day tour of Africa tomorrow, itinerary includes BRICS summit in South Africa

Narendra Modi to begin five-day tour of Africa tomorrow, itinerary includes BRICS summit in South Africa

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent. “The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will...
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Verses from the Valley: How contemporary Kashmiri poets are leading a revival of Urdu poetry

Verses from the Valley: How contemporary Kashmiri poets are leading a revival of Urdu poetry

In recent times, Urdu poetry has gained momentum as a medium of expression for Srinagar’s youth. Through all the political, religious, and social changes that Kashmir has witnessed over the years – from being a hub of Buddhism, to the...
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Saudi Arabia slams Israel for adopting law defining itself as nation-state of Jewish people, says it perpetuates ‘racial discrimination’

Saudi Arabia slams Israel for adopting law defining itself as nation-state of Jewish people, says it perpetuates ‘racial discrimination’

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has slammed a controversial Israeli law as “perpetuating racial discrimination” against Palestinians by defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, state media reported. The law adopted by Israel’s parl...
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U.S. busts massive India-based call centre scam that stole hundreds of millions

U.S. busts massive India-based call centre scam that stole hundreds of millions

U.S. authorities have sentenced 21 people in connection with an India-based call centre scam that bilked Americans of hundreds of millions of dollars. Story continues below Defendants were given sentences ranging from fines and probationary sentences to 20 yea...
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‘This cannot go on’: Ram Nath Kovind says number of female students in IITs distressingly low

‘This cannot go on’: Ram Nath Kovind says number of female students in IITs distressingly low

Kharagpur: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said girls often outscore boys in board examinations, colleges, and universities, but their number is “distressingly low” in the IITs and it has to increase. In 2017, of the 1,60,000 candidates who app...
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SC expresses concern over deaths in pothole-related accidents, asks its road safety committee to submit report within 2 weeks

SC expresses concern over deaths in pothole-related accidents, asks its road safety committee to submit report within 2 weeks

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over deaths in accident caused by potholes on roads across the country and observed that the number of fatalities caused due to such accidents was more than those in terror attacks. A...
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Lucknow Imam seeks ban on TV debates around Islam and Shariat after cleric slaps woman lawyer in live show

Lucknow Imam seeks ban on TV debates around Islam and Shariat after cleric slaps woman lawyer in live show

Lucknow Imam, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahli has demanded a ban on TV debates on Islam and Shariat. This comes days after a Muslim cleric, Ejaz Arshad Qasmi on Tuesday slapped a female Supreme Court lawyer, Farah Faiz during a live TV debate on Zee.....
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AAP-LG standoff: Centre to rope in Harish Salve, other veteran lawyers to bolster Anil Baijal’s legal defence

AAP-LG standoff: Centre to rope in Harish Salve, other veteran lawyers to bolster Anil Baijal’s legal defence

In a bid to bolster its case against the AAP-ruled Delhi government, the Centre has roped in three veteran lawyers – Harish Salve, CA Sundaram and Rakesh Dwivedi – to defend Delhi L-G Anil Baijal in a batch of upcoming...
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Bastar development offensive: How LTTE trained Maoists and transformed tribal youths into merciless killing machines

Bastar development offensive: How LTTE trained Maoists and transformed tribal youths into merciless killing machines

Editor’s Note: In April this year, Union Home Ministry removed 44 districts from the list of those affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), indicating a shrinking of the area of Maoist influence in the country. This is the result of...
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Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: BJP, TMC issue whips ahead of Friday’s no-confidence motion debate

Parliament Monsoon Session LIVE updates: BJP, TMC issue whips ahead of Friday’s no-confidence motion debate

16:52 (IST) Govt mulling to raise retirement age of HC judges CNN-News18 quoting sources said that the central government is considering to raise the retirement age for high court judges owing to the severe staff shortage in...
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