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NSA Ajit Doval’s son files criminal defamation against Caravan

New Delhi: NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Caravan magazine for publishing a ‘defamatory’ article. Mr. Doval also sought prosecution of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh in the...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich vs poor gap

Davos: Oxfam study on Monday has reported that in 2018 alone, India’s richest one perc increased their wealth by 39%. At the same time, the increase in wealth share was a mere 3 perc...

International Ambedkarite organisations extend support to Anand Teltumbde

A host of international Ambedkarite organisations have demanded that the 'fabricated charges' filed against activist-professor Anand Teltumbde be removed immediately. The full statement has been reproduced below. We the undersigned demand the immediate withdrawal of the...

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of BJP for 10 years, Quits NDA

“The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an alliance party to the NDA for the last 10 years, would like to officially communicate to the chief convener of the third party alliance that we are officially declaring...

Research Scholar protest: IISc hold 12 hour fast

Delhi: Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi for protests demanding a hike in their stipend. The research...

SC orders Kerala government to provide full protection to Bindu and Kanakadurga

New Delhi: Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala government to provide adequate and full protection for the women...

Thoothukudi student who asked Rajnikanth “Who are you?” arrested.

Thoothukudi: Thoothukudi student leader who asked Rajnikanth ‘Who are you?’ when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by police. The police said that Santhosh was arrested for allegedly distributing pamphlets instigating protests...

Son of BSF Jawan who complained about quality of food served in a viral...

New Delhi: The son of BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who made a viral video criticising the food that was served to security forces was found dead at their home in Haryana on January...

Trump’s latest appointment is ‘anti Muslim’: rights groups

Washington DC: Trump government’s new appointment of Charlie Kuperman as the new deputy national security adviser was condemned by American civil rights groups. The appointment was made last week and his role would be to...

Arrested twice by police, research scholars to continue protests

Delhi: Research scholars who were arrested during their protest on January 16, 2019, outside Sastri Bhavan announced that they will continue protests inside their respective campuses. Nationwide protests have started on campuses including IITs, AIIMS,...

SC to hear the plea by the women who entered Sabarimala

Delhi: The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has agreed to hear the plea by Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, the two women who made history by entering Sabarimala shrine, seeking protection from violence on...

New project to protect snow leopards

A project called Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystem (SECURE) was sanctioned by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change. It will be implemented primarily in...

Supreme Court relaxes stringent restrictions on dance bars

Mumbai: The Supreme Court has relaxed stringent restrictions that were imposed on dance bars in Maharashtra. The restrictions meant that no new licenses were granted to dance bars in Maharashtra since 2005. The Supreme Court...

2018 sixth warmest year in India: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared 2018 to be the sixth warmest year in its recorded history since it commenced recording weather events in 1901. IMD noted that the temperatures in 2018 was significantly...

Brexit: British PM Theresa May may face motion of no-confidence

London: The British PM Theresa May faced the worst defeat by a government in modern history after the Brexit deal she negotiated was voted down with 432 voting against it and only 202 voting for...

Meghalaya miners: Indian Navy divers spot one body

Shillong: Indian Navy divers have spotted the dead body of one of the 15 divers trapped inside the Meghalaya mines. The body was detected at a depth of 160 feet inside the 370-foot-deep mine in...

2000 Research scholars demanding stipend arrested

Delhi: The police arrested more than 2000 research scholars on January 16, 2019, who were protesting outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters in New Delhi. The protesters were Research scholars from all over...

First plant on Moon: China grows a cotton plant on Moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on Moon inside a bucket like a container on board a Chinese lunar lander, Chang’e-4. Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a media briefing that...

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One-third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on January 15, 2019. The online surveys were carried out by Deloitte...

Bhima Koregaon: SC refuses to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde; Pune High Court ...

Delhi: The Supreme Court on January 15, 2019, refused to quash the FIR filed against civil rights activists and writer Anand Teltumbde. He was arrested under the draconian UAPA for his alleged role in organising...

Jadavpur University students demand removal of Professor for sexist remarks

Kolkata: Students from Jadavpur university demand expulsion of professor Kanak Sarkar for his sexist Facebook post. Kanak Sarkar in his FB post had compared virgin women to sealed cold drink bottles. The protesting students have...

Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake Dean Mohamed became the first Indian author to publish a...

H D Kumaraswamy totally relaxed even as 2 MLAs exits ruling combine

Bangalore: Karnataka politics is witnessing turmoil after Congress’ 5 lawmakers went missing and BJP taking all of its MLAs to a Hotel in Gurgaon, two independent lawmakers have pulled out from the Congress-JDS combine. Their...

Erdogan speaks to Trump; to set up security zone in Syria

Ankara /Washington: Turkish President Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke for the first time over the phone after Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if the Kurds are attacked. Erdogan said addressing his deputies that...

BJP corporators gives ultimatum for removing Urdu signboards

Kalaburagi, Karnataka: BJP corporator Vithal Jadhav demanded the local administration to remove the signboard of Kalaburagi City Corporation where the Corporation name was written in three languages, Kannada English and in Urdu — at...

A study proposes 7 point plan to fight global environmental threats

London: A team of international researchers have proposed a seven-point plan that may help policy-makers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to fight global environmental threats. The team of researchers have published their report in...

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine resigns

Abu Dhabi: Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned after India crashed out of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. India needed only a draw against Bahrain in the final Group match to qualify to...

‘Operation Lotus’ : BJP flies it’s 101 MLAs to a Gurgaon Hotel

Bangalore: The BJP shipped 101 out of its 104 MLAs to a 5-star hotel in Gurgaon amid allegations of horse trading late on January 14, 2019. It was Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar who claimed for...

Pakistan Punjab’s CM pays tribute to Arfa Karim on her 7th Death Anniversary

In a statement, Buzdar said that the late Arfa Karim was the most intelligent and valuable daughter of Pakistan.

Supreme Court observes Police encounters under Yogi government as a serious issue

Delhi: The Supreme Court observed that a very serious issue had been raised after looking into a petition seeking a CBI probe into ‘1100 police encounters’ in Uttar Pradesh under the Yogi Adityanath government....

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and 8 others chargesheeted

Delhi: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal Nehru University three years ago in February 2016. They have...

Statement by Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in the context of the charge sheet

We congratulate the Delhi Police, the Home Ministry and the government for waking up from their deep slumber 3 years after 9 Feb 2016, and barely 3 months before the general elections 2019...

Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman agree on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen

Riyadh: The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed on the importance of de-escalation in Yemen. The embassy also...

A Million dead fish causes environmental stink in Australia

Sydney: A million fish believed to have died along banks of a major river system in eastern Australia. The region is facing drought and New South Wales government has warned more deaths would occur as...

Alok Verma ouster: Judge Sikri turns down post-retirement offer

Delhi: Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was part of the selection panel that removed former CBI director Alok Verma has turned down a post-retirement post offered to him by the government. The other...

US President threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

US: US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Iraq. The Turkish government has long criticised the US’s military relationship with Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). YPG...

India unwilling to accept Peace Talks with Pakistan: Imran Khan

In an interview, Khan blamed that the decline of peace talks between the countries would prove to be fatal in future.

3 Congress MLAs in hotel with BJP leaders

Bengaluru: Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has alleged that three Congress MLAs were in Mumbai hotel along with some BJP leaders. He alleged that BJP was trying to topple the coalition government through...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

Mumbai: Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during the movie Sanju. The woman alleged that Hirani sexually abused her in more than one occasion...

Dr. Kafeel Khan receives prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace Award

Bangalore: Dr. Kafeel Khan who was continuously harassed by the Uttar Pradesh State Government and who was wrongly accused and even spent his time in jail, has received the prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global...

Kerala government proposes to establish green belt in Idukki

Idukki: Kerala government is proposing to establish a green belt in Idukki along the Kerala-Tamilnadu border in order to recover the lost ecological wealth of the region. Additional Secretary P H Kurian told The Hindu...

CBCF forces Emraan Hashmi starter to change title

Mumbai: The CBCF has forced Emraan Hashmi starrer to change the title of their film. The original title of the film was 'Cheat India’ and was changed to ‘Why Cheat India’. The change was after...

Israel fires missiles towards Damascus

Jerusalem: Israel war planes have fired missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Most of the missiles were shot down by Syrian air defence according to Syrian state media reports. Israel is attacking Syria...

Scientific study proves most of Earth’s land endangered by humans

NewYork: More than half of the land was found to be critically endangered by a report submitted in a US-based journal, Global Change Biology. The report found that only five percent of land remains free...

France braces for fresh yellow vest protests

Paris: France is going to see fresh anti-government protests by yellow vest protesters. The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops as the protesters are seeking a new stage for its weekly protests amid...

Tripura police attack ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala: A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. The Northeastern states are witnessing protests against the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). This video validates the claim...

Mismanagement of funds leads to poor quality education in M.P. tribal schools

Bhopal: The underutilisation of funds allocated for education in tribal schools was found to be the reason behind poor pass percentage in tribal schools of Madhya Pradesh by the CAG. CAG report states that Madhya...

IIT Mumbai students protest Citizen Amendment Bill

Mumbai: The students of IIT Mumbai are protesting Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) after students from IIT Guwahati organised similar protests. Protests have raged across northeastern states of India and now the northeastern people living in...

Dog Whistle Politics — Tarun Bhartiya on Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The citizenship amendment bill of 2016 seeks to provide citizenship to non-Muslim immigrants from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan if they have been residing in the country for 6 years instead of 12...

Kochi Biennale to organize fundraiser auction for flood relief

The state’s first live fundraiser art auction for the ongoing flood relief effort will be held this year on January 18 at the Kochi Muziris Biennale. Mumbai based auction house Saffronart and Kochi Biennale...

Myanmar Journalists remain jailed after loosing appeal

Myanmar court rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for breaking country’s Official Secret Act. The jailed journalists were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya...

CBI Director Alok Verma resigns after being transferred by a PM led committee

The CBI director Alok Verma has resigned after he was removed from his post just 72 hours after being reinstated by the Supreme Court. He was removed by a high powered committee on...

Oceans warming up faster than expected

A finding published in US journal Science has shown that the oceans are heating up faster than previously thought. The finding has debunked previous reports that suggested a pause in global warming. Ocean...

Trump threatens to declare national emergency

Donald Trump speaking to the Fox News has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency to acquire the requisite federal funds to build a border wall. The proposed wall to be built between...

Manipur government asks for exemption from Citizen Amendment Bill

Manipur: The Manipur government has asked the central government to exempt it from the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). CAB was passed by Lok Sabha on January 8, 2018, and has led to protests in the...

We are not carrying any weapons with us, says Donta Prasanth at HCU

Hyderabad: On Saturday 5th of January, a notice signed by Vice Chancellor Podile Appa Rao was pasted outside of the hostel doors of three students active in Ambedkar Students Association (ASA). Sreeja Vastavi, Munna Sannaki and...

Norway ready to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir Issue: Says Norway’s PM

On the eve of her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Norway’s Prime Minister said that her country is willing to mediate a dialogue between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, provided both sides wanted the same.

UAE Prince Finalises Projects with Pakistan During his Visit

On Sunday, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, said that the UAE prince would discuss the project of oil refinery with the Prime Minister Imran Khan.

War of words between Rahul and Sitharaman over HAL

In another press conference, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Rahul Gandhi was acting in the interest of promoting the Dassault Aviation competitor, Eurofighter.

A calendar celebrating 12 Women legends of Kashmir

The move was initiated by nine female artists who worked on the inspirational lives of 12 Kashmiri women from past to contemporary times and framed a calendar for 2019.

Palestine bans agriculture products from Israel

This announcement came after the Palestinian cabinet led by president Mahmoud Abbas conducted a meeting in Ramallah city in the central occupied west bank.

Asif Saeed Khosa is the next Chief Justice of Pakistan

On Wednesday, a notification was released by the law ministry of Pakistan declaring Asif Saeed to be the new Chief Justice of the country.

Police Played Prominent Role in Bringing Peace to Jammu and Kashmir: DGP

The DGP also appreciated the role of police in tackling law and order challenges on the ground and praised them for conducting the urban local body elections and panchayat polls in a smooth way.

The soft-hindutva politics of the Congress

This is not the first time that Congress has resorted to soft Hindutva politics. Rajiv Gandhi won the elections in 1984 elections, owing to the anti-sikh riots and the polarisation of the electorate along communal lines.

Israel Approves New Settlements in West Bank

The approval comes after the settlement sub-committee in the administration’s Supreme Planning Council discussed the plans on Tuesday and Wednesday and gave a final approval for 30 of these units.

Aash to organise Mass Wedding in Srinagar

The group had already organised a grand mass wedding at Khan Sahib, Budgam, in which almost 50 girls belonging to the economically backward families, got married.

Manipur Journalist Union turns a blind eye towards the plight of fellow journalist arrested...

This comes at a time when India’s rankings in the world press freedom index is a subject of discussion at the Lok Sabha.

University of Kashmir Bans Wearing of Pheran in Library Premises

Keeping in mind the banning of Pheran at the civil secretariat and the department of education Kashmir, the Allama Iqbal library of the University of Kashmir, also imposed a ban on the dress and asked the students to not enter the library premises wearing Pheran.

Pakistan Remembers Benazir Bhutto on her 11th Death Anniversary

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is intending to organise a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh, in Larkana district of Sindh.

Civilian killings have enraged people: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

He also said that Delhi has been has been mishandling the Kashmir situation for the past several decades by ignoring ground realities.

Imran Khan Contacts UN Chief, Conveys Concern over Human Rights Violation in Jammu and...

Khan also contacted the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, to express his concern at the ongoing situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

This move came after the prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison, during a speech in Sydney, approved the resolution taken by the United States.

TISS student commits suicide: Blames professor named in #metoo

As per media reports, Sanket, an engineering graduate who was pursuing masters in Organisational Development, Change and Leadership at TISS had named professor P Vijayakumar, Chairperson of Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership of School of Management and Labour Studies, in the suicide note which was retrieved from his first floor flat.

President Rule Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir from 19th December

The decision comes after the governor Satya Pal Malik had sent a report to the central government recommending the imposition of president rule.

Pakistan hosts Peace Talk between US and Taliban

The Taliban officials had earlier said that the presence of international forces in Afghanistan was the main obstacle to establishing peace in the country and have maintained that issues such as mutual recognition with the Kabul government, constitutional changes and women’s rights could be negotiated.

Upcoming State and Parliamentary Elections: Congress requests for pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

The statement comes out a day after the vice president of National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the forthcoming assembly polls in the Jammu and Kashmir.

NRC: A state sponsored tool for long-standing communal tension

Of the 3.3 crores of people who applied to be included, almost 40 lakh people were left out of the final NRC draft published on July 30.

Government of India is using every weapon to muzzle our voice: Geelani

He also said that the armed forces could not stop them from pursuing their cause of right to self-determination.

Need to replace the idea of Azad Kashmir within the framework of Indian Constitution:...

Mehbooba further said that peace was the only way for better governance and that Kashmiris were suffering from 1947.

Mayhem in Kashmir Valley: seven civilians killed by armed forces

An army spokesperson said that the government launched a cordon-and-search-operation following a tip-off about the presence of militants.