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CWC meeting to decide new party chief to be held today

Talking to media persons on Friday, senior party leader KC Venugopal said, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders, MPs and the All India Congress Committee secretaries will take part in the meeting and hold broader consultations on the new name. Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resigned from the post of party president after the loss ... Read More »

UN chief rejects Pak’s request, says Kashmir a bilateral issue between India & Pak

Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at the daily press briefing that the Secretary General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir “with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint”. The Secretary-General also “recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu ... Read More »

Congress’ RS chief whip resigns to protest party’s stand on Art 370 abrogation

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaih Naidu announced in the House that he has accepted Kalita’s resignation.  Samajwadi Party member from Uttar Pradesh Sanjay Seth also resigned from the Upper House and the chairman accepted his resignation.  The resignations from Rajya Sabha came ahead of the crucial vote on a resolution scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and a bill ... Read More »

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano passes away

Amano, who had wide experience in disarmament, non-proliferation diplomacy and nuclear energy, had been chief of the key U.N. agency that regulates nuclear issues worldwide since 2009.  He was deeply involved in the years long negotiations that led to the landmark Iran nuclear deal with world powers that restricted the country’s nuclear uranium enrichment.  As Head of the IAEA, Amano ... Read More »

Prasar Bharati chief slams Indian magazine editor for ‘blatant’ anti-India presentation at global meet

The panellist Vinod K Jose, Executive Editor of ‘The Caravan’ magazine, used the platform on Thursday to claim that religious minorities were being persecuted in India. To buttress his argument, he showed clips of media coverage of attacks on minorities. During his presentation, Jose claimed that “a hundred Christians were murdered in India” and “the RSS engineered the pogram against ... Read More »

US markets end higher after Fed chief signals rate cut ahead

The US markets ended higher on Wednesday on account of optimism about a near-term interest rate cut. Federal Reserve Jerome Powell is prepared to tell lawmakers that crosscurrents have continued to weigh on the US economic outlook since the central bank’s June meeting. Powell’s prepared remarks before the House Financial Services Committee note crosscurrents, such as trade tensions and concerns ... Read More »

Chief Secretary Reached Kargil to take stock of 20th Kargil Diwas celebration

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas the President of India Ram Nath Kovind is expected to be at Drass to Pay tribute to the Martyrs and will be the Chief Guest of the KVD Programme. The Chief Secretary was accompanied by Principal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal, Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Sawagat Biswas, GOC 8 Mountain Division, DIG Centeral Kashmir ... Read More »

Army Chief releases Kargil Tribute Song

The song was released at a function organized in New Delhi yesterday as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th of this month. The song, a tribute to the soldiers has been composed by eminent Hindi lyricist Sammer Anjaan and sung by Shatadru Kabir. Operation Vijay involved major operations to evict Pakistani intruders ... Read More »

Pakistan books Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in Terror financing case

Amidst growing international pressure on Islamabad to act against terror groups, Pakistani authorities on Wednesday booked 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his 12 accomplices for “terror financing” in 23 cases.  Pakistan’s counter-terrorism department in a statement said that the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief and other leaders were booked in cases of financing terrorist activities. All the assets of these organizations ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Former Defence Secy, Police Chief arrested over negligence to prevent Easter Sunday attacks

Hemasiri Fenando was removed from the post of defence secretary after the April 21 attacks and  was receiving treatment at the General hospital.  Inspector General of Police (IGP) who was sent on compulsory leave was arrested from police hospital where he was admitted on Tuesday morning. Earlier, both were summoned to appear before the CID on Tuesday. Country’s Attorney General ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi rejects Ashok Gehlot’s plea to stay as Cong chief

New Delhi, July. 1 (Udaipur Kiran): Ahead of the meeting with  Chief ministers of  all Congress-ruled states, Rahul Gandhi on Monday rejected the plea of  senior Congress leader and Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot to continue as the party’s President reiterating his  unchanged resolve to step down from leading the reins of the grand old party. The Gandhi scion responded ... Read More »

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Joins Twitter

New Delhi, July.1 (Udaipur Kiran): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, has joined Twitter. Apart from Bhagwat, Bhaiyaji Joshi , Suresh Soni, Krishna Gopal, V Bhagya, Arun Kumar and Anirudh Deshpande have also joined this site. However, no RSS leader has tweeted so far. After coming to Twitter, more than 7000 people started follow RSS chief. Among them , ... Read More »

Who should succeed EU Commission Chief Jean-Claude Juncker?

A European Council summit to choose a new European Commission president and other top posts was delayed and then paused late on Sunday, after leaders were unable to reach a compromise. The impasse is centered on the nominee to succeed outgoing Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, which requires the approval of 21 of the 28 EU leaders, representing 65 percent of ... Read More »

Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75

Madan Lal Saini, also a Rajya Sabha MP, was 75. He was diagnosed with infection in lungs and was admitted at a private hospital in Jaipur. On Saturday, he was shifted to Delhi owing to his deteriorating health conditions and was being treated under the Hematology Department at AIIMS. Madan Lal Saini was appointed BJP state president last year. He ... Read More »

Chief of air staff to embark on 4 day visit to Sweden

The bilateral goodwill visit is on invitation by the Chief of the Swedish Air Force.   The Chief of Air Staff is scheduled to visit various operational and training units as well as interact with senior functionaries of the Swedish Air Force amongst others.   The visit would provide an impetus towards defence cooperation and pave the way for greater ... Read More »

Sonia Gandhi re-elected as Congress Parliamentary Party Chief

The meeting began at the Central Hall of Parliament today to elect a new leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP). All 52 Lok Sabha MPs of the Congress were present at the meeting, besides its members in the Rajya Sabha. Besides electing a new leader, the MPs chalked out the party’s strategy for the upcoming session of Parliament.  This was the first ... Read More »

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa participates in NDA’s passing out parade

A total of 291 cadets graduated from the Academy as they passed through the portals of the prestigious Khetrapal Parade Ground. This included 218 Army cadets, 34 Navy cadets and 39 Air Force cadets. 15 cadets from the friendly foreign countries namely Afghanistan, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Maldives, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea also passed out from the academy. WhatsApp ... Read More »

Jagan Reddy to take oath as Andhra Chief Minister on 30th May

In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will take oath as new Chief Minister of the state on May 30 in Vijayawada. Along with the party leaders, Jagan Reddy met Governor ESL Narasimhan,  in Hyderabad yesterday and handed over the copy of resolution electing him unanimously the leader of the legislature party. Later, Jagan Mohan Reddy met ... Read More »

Zakir Musa, chief of Ansar Gazwatul Hind killed in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): Security forces have gunned down top militant commander and Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in Tral area of South Kahmir. According to reports, on tip of information a joint team of 42RR, police and CRPF laid a tight cordon in Dadsara Tral area of Pulwama district. A Police officer said that soon after forces approached towards the suspect site, the militants opened ... Read More »

Ministry of Home Affairs sounds alert to all State Chief Secretaries and DGPs

New Delhi, May 22 (Udaipur Kiran): The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has today alerted all the State Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police regarding possibility of eruption of violence in different parts of the country in the wake of the counting of votes tomorrow. The Ministry has ordered the police administration to keep the force fully ready to thwart ... Read More »

Maldives expresses concern over Sri Lanka Army Chief remarks

Miuvan Mohamed, director general of communications at the Maldives foreign ministry told our correspondent in Colombo that Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shaheed had a conversation with his Sri Lankan counterpart Thilak Marapana on Monday in this regard. Maldives foreign minister is reported to have conveyed that such statements could harm the safety of Maldivians living in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan foreign ... Read More »

Ex-Kolkata police chief moves SC seeking extension of protection

Kumar’s lawyer mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation bench comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna. The counsel said the apex court had on May 17 granted seven days time to Kumar to approach the competent court for legal remedies but they want extension of time as lawyers in Kolkata courts are presently on a strike. On ... Read More »

SC gives 7 days to Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar to seek legal remedies

The Supreme Court has vacated interim protection given to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar from arrest by CBI over his alleged role in destroying evidence in Saradha chit fund case. The Apex Court has, however, granted a seven- day protection to Rajeev Kumar from arrest and allowed him time to seek legal remedies. The court has accepted the CBI’s ... Read More »

Violence at BJP chief Amit Shah’s mega road show in Kolkata

West Bengal has been hogging the headlines this election season. The BJP is pulling out all stops to challenge West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her home state. The BJP has intensified campaigning in the state. Party President Amit Shah held a roadshow in Kolkata North on Tuesday where supporters turned out in large numbers. Amit Shah travelled in ... Read More »

US Naval chief in India, meets Admiral Lanba

New Delhi : United States (US) Chief of  Naval  Operations, John Michael Richardson, who is on a three – day official visit to India, on Monday, met the Chief of Naval Staff, Sunil Lanba and discussed various issues. Both the Naval chiefs discussed issues pertaining to joint operations and exercises, training, information exchange, capacity building and capital enhancement among  several other ... Read More »

Security situation in country is back to normal: Sri Lanka Army Chief

Talking to our Prasar Bharti correspondent in Colombo, the army chief said that the security operations carried out by armed forces have been successful and he will like the emergency provisions to be lifted within a month. General  Senanayake said that nobody in the armed forces were not informed of intelligence inputs about probable attacks on Easter Sunday and called ... Read More »

Security situation in country is back to normal ; says Sri Lankan Army Chief

Talking to our Prasar Bharti correspondent in Colombo, the army chief said that the security operations carried out by armed forces have been successful and he will like the emergency provisions to be lifted within a month. General  Senanayake said that nobody in the armed forces were not informed of intelligence inputs about probable attacks on Easter Sunday and called ... Read More »

US-China tensions threat to world economy: IMF chief

Speaking at a conference in Paris, Lagarde said, recent tweets and rumours make it clear that an agreement between the two countries is less likely. US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that tariffs already imposed on 200 billion dollar in Chinese exports to US would more than double to 25 per cent on Friday from the current level of ... Read More »

World welcomes ban on JEM chief Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar being placed on the UN 1267 sanctions list as a global terrorist has been welcomed by leaders from India and abroad. India has said it is step in the right direction to demonstrate the international community’s resolve to fight against terrorism and its enablers.  The Ministry of External Affairs said the stance taken by China is a welcome ... Read More »

UNSC declares JeM chief Masood Azhar as ‘Global Terrorist’

Earlier, China said on Tuesday that the vexed issue of designating Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be properly resolved. China had put a hold in March on a fresh proposal by the US, UK and France to impose a ban on the chief of the JeM which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama terror attack.  The ... Read More »

Decision on global terrorist tag on JeM chief Azhar likely today

Beijing said on Tuesday that the vexed issue of designating Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be properly resolved. China had put a hold in March on a fresh proposal by the US, UK and France to impose a ban on the chief of the JeM which claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama terror attack.  The proposal ... Read More »

Lankan President suspends Police Chief; Veils banned

Sri Lankan government on Monday appointed a former army commander General S. H. Shantha Kottegoda as new Defense Secretary while police chief has been sent on compulsory leave following Easter Sunday attacks in the country. Meanwhile, daily life in Colombo and other parts of the country is returning  back to normal though security alert of more such attacks remain.  Security ... Read More »

Army Chief, President AWWA visits Andaman & Nicobar Command

On arrival at INS Utkrosh, General Bipin Rawat was received by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN). Thereafter, the Army Chief left for Cellular Jail for wreath laying ceremony at Amar Jyoti. The Army Chief, accompanied by AWWA President, also called on Lt Governor Andaman & Nicobar Islands Admiral DK Joshi. Later, at Headquarters of Andaman ... Read More »

EC removes Kolkata police chief

In two major moves just before elections, EC removed Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma and Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Gyanwant Singh on Friday ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in a major shake-up in the police establishment of the state. Rajesh Kumar has been appointed the new police commissioner of Kolkata. The EC has written to Chief Secretary West Bengal regarding ... Read More »

Prosecutors arrest Nissan’s ex-chief Ghosn for fourth time

The re-arrest, which national broadcaster NHK described as a highly unusual move for someone who has been released on bail, marks the latest dramatic twist in the once-feted executive’s fall from grace. Prosecutors arrested Ghosn on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust, NHK said, after visiting his residence in Tokyo early on Thursday and asking him to submit to questioning. ... Read More »

US lawmakers urge for sanctions on Xinjiang chief over Uighurs’ treatment

The letter signed by 24 senators — almost one-quarter of the body — and 19 House members across party lines also called on United States to step up disclosure requirements about Chinese companies held to be complicit in rights violations. The lawmakers asked President Donald Trump’s administration to target Chen Quanguo, the Communist Party secretary in the northwestern Xinjiang region, who ... Read More »

Pramod Sawant sworn in as new Chief Minister of Goa

The Governor also administered oath to 11 other ministers including Sudin Dhavalikar of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Vijai Sardesai of Goa. Forward Party MGP and GFP are allies of the BJP-led Goa government. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. The new government was sworn-in with the support of 20 MLAs, including 11 from the BJP ... Read More »

JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother among 44 arrested in Pak

Islamabad : Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother was among 44 members of the banned militant outfits arrested by authorities in Pakistan, amid mounting pressure from the global community on Islamabad to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil. Mufti Abdur Rauf, brother of Azhar, and Hammad Azhar are 44 people arrested during the crackdown, Minister of State for ... Read More »

Navy Chief: India faces serious version of terrorism

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said that India faces far more serious version of state-sponsored terrorism. Addressing Indo-Pacific regional dialogue, the Navy Chief said that We also have reports of terrorists being trained to carry out operations in various modus operandi including through the medium of the sea. Read More »

Chief Election Commissioner visit to J&K

In the first leg of visit, the Commission headed by Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena will arrive at Srinagar. The team is scheduled to hold meetings with political parties including seven national and three regional parties.  The Commission will also hold meetings with top State administration officials including Deputy Commissioners of ten Kashmir Division districts besides Leh and Kargil districts. ... Read More »

UN chief welcomes IAF pilot’s return to India from Pak captivity

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the return of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthman from captivity in Pakistan and called on the two countries to sustain the “positive momentum” and engage in further constructive dialogue. The IAF Wing Commander returned to India from Pakistan on Friday to a hero’s welcome, nearly 60 hours after he was ... Read More »

JeM chief Masood Azhar in Pakistan, admits Pak Foreign Minister

Qureshi, however, said the Pakistan government can act against him only upon solid and inalienable evidence. Qureshi also added that the release of captured IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is a peace gesture and must be seen as Pakistan’s willingness to de-escalate the tensions. India has handed over a dossier to Pakistan, on Wednesday, with specific details of the JeM ... Read More »

US, UK & France to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar

The US, the UK and France have moved a fresh proposal in the UN Security Council to designate Pakistan-based terror group JeM’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, a listing that will subject him to global travel ban, asset freeze and arms embargo. The proposal was moved by the three permanent veto-wielding members of the 15-nation Security Council. The ... Read More »