UNSC meeting: Rights must be protected in fight against terrorism, declaration says

At least five delegates to the UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee meeting – including the US, UK and UN human rights envoys – raised the issue of human rights in the context of the use of emerging technologies against terrorism on Saturday. At the meeting, the UN Human Rights Envoys, Ireland and Norway discussed the issues of … Read moreUNSC meeting: Rights must be protected in fight against terrorism, declaration says

A letter from Madhya Pradesh: Khargone tribunal claims 12-year-old on trial in riot case

At his one-room home in Khargone’s Anand Nagar, Surajbai Gangle, 70, recounts the night of April 10 when he “could hardly sleep” because of communal clashes during a Ram Navami procession through the town. Eventually, he said, he got out of bed and saw two teenagers standing outside his house. “I asked them what they … Read moreA letter from Madhya Pradesh: Khargone tribunal claims 12-year-old on trial in riot case

UN counter-terrorism meeting: From 26/11 site, India, US seek list of terrorists, China says no politics

With China blocking the listing of five Pakistan-based terrorists in recent weeks, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have raised the issue of listing the planners of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as terrorists under the UN Convention on Terrorism. Conference in Mumbai on Friday. The conference, held at the … Read moreUN counter-terrorism meeting: From 26/11 site, India, US seek list of terrorists, China says no politics

Jaishankar, Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow on November 8

A day after Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu summoned the defense ministers of India and China to express Moscow’s concerns over alleged Ukrainian plans to use a “dirty bomb”, repeating allegations that Ukraine and the West have already rejected, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Foreign Minister S Jaishankar 8 In November, he … Read moreJaishankar, Lavrov will hold talks in Moscow on November 8

Embrace Swadeshi, self-reliance to keep culture, art alive: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday emphasized the importance of self-reliance for promotion and prosperity of indigenous products and said that by adopting them one can keep India’s traditional arts, culture and civilization alive. Addressing a gathering to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Jain saint Vijay Vallabh Surishwar through video conferencing, Modi said the … Read moreEmbrace Swadeshi, self-reliance to keep culture, art alive: PM Modi

Kenyan presidential aide claims missing Indian dead, no official word from government yet

Former television senior executive Zulfikar Ahmed Khan, who has been missing in Kenya since July, has been killed, a close aide of Kenyan President William Ruto has claimed. Although there was no official confirmation from the Indian government, it was reported that Khan, 48, was caught up in the bitter fight between political parties in … Read moreKenyan presidential aide claims missing Indian dead, no official word from government yet

ISRO has precisely launched 36 OneWeb satellites, many completing maiden missions

India’s heaviest launch vehicle – now referred to as Launch Vehicle Mark III (LVM3) instead of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mark III (GLSV-MK III) – successfully injected 36 satellites of the OneWeb Broadband constellation into precise orbits in five phases early on Sunday. At 01:42 am the space agency announced, “LVM3 M2/OneWeb India-1 mission completed successfully. … Read moreISRO has precisely launched 36 OneWeb satellites, many completing maiden missions

Prasar Bharti: Route all broadcasting activities through the Centre

The Center has issued an advisory to Union Ministries, State Governments and Union Territories not to enter into any broadcasting program directly and only go through Prasar Bharati. The advisory issued on October 21, and circulated among various government departments and ministries, state chief secretaries and all secretaries of UT administrators, says, “No ministry/department of … Read morePrasar Bharti: Route all broadcasting activities through the Centre

Earnings fair: Drive is masking failure to create jobs, say opponents

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a salary fair by handing out employment letters to 75,000 people, the opposition tore into the government, accusing it of “eventualisation” and “publicity stunts” to cover up failure to create jobs. Noting that the BJP had promised two crore jobs every year, the Congress asked the government to … Read moreEarnings fair: Drive is masking failure to create jobs, say opponents

Bhanwarlal Sharma: A shrewd politician from Rajasthan who was relevant throughout his life

Political leaders across party lines expressed their grief over the death of the 77-year-old leader at Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital. Last elected in 2018 on a Congress ticket, Sharma was seen in the state’s political circles as a shrewd politician who managed to remain politically relevant, including allegedly trying to topple governments – … Read moreBhanwarlal Sharma: A shrewd politician from Rajasthan who was relevant throughout his life