Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

New Delhi: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control and the international border have come down after the ‘surgical strikes’ by India, the government said on Wednesday. It also rejected the opposition charge that the issue was not only being taken seriously, but was being “butchered” by […]

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

New Delhi: India on Wednesday clearly put the onus on Pakistan for resumption of dialogue, asserting that it should commit to end the state-sponsored terrorism. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said in the Rajya Sabha that the government was ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. “Pakistan […]

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed for today the hearing in the Babri Masjid de­molition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused. A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose said the appropriate bench comprising him and Justice R F Nariman will be […]

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

Three shops selling meat set ablaze

Hathras (UP): Three shops selling meat and fish were set afire by unidentified persons here, triggering panic in the area, police said on Wednesday. The incident comes close on the heels of some slaughter houses being sealed in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in. Police said the arson […]

Supreme Court proposes out-of-court settlement for Babri Masjid dispute

Supreme Court proposes out-of-court settlement for Babri Masjid dispute

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya which is a “sensitive” and “sentimental matter”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations […]

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

AYODHYA DISPUTE: Muslim outfits sceptical about out-of-court settlement

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: Muslim organisations, including Babri Masjid Action Committee were on Tuesday sceptical about the Supreme Court’s suggestion for talks to resolve the Ayodhya dispute, saying attempts at out-of-court settlement in the past have been unsuccessful. “We are ready with Chief Justice (of India) mediating… we trust him. We are also ready if he nominates […]

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

LUCKNOW: BJP’s hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy CMs. A surprise inclusion was cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state, becoming the lone Muslim […]

Clerics are safe, will reach Delhi today: Swaraj

Clerics are safe, will reach Delhi today: Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Two Indian clerics, including the head priest of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who went missing in Pakistan, are safe and will be back in the city today, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe and will be […]

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