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After Sonia Gandhi’s attack, govt says committed to hold Winter Session, to decide dates soon

After Sonia Gandhi’s attack, govt says committed to hold Winter Session, to decide dates soon

NEW DELHI:A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi lashed-out, the government on Tuesday said that they are committed to hold Winter Session and will soon decide on dates. “We are committed to hold Winter Session of Parliament and in the next couple of days we are going to have cabinet committee on Parliamentary Affairs and […]

India’s Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as ICJ judge after UK pulls out

NEW DELHI: India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected as the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the United Kingdom withdrew the nomination of Christopher Greenwood on Monday. Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in the Security Council after separate and simultaneous elections were […]

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Vijay Mallya appears in UK court, lawyers say he fears for life in India

LONDON(PTI): Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya arrived at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London today for his pre-trial extradition hearing. The 61-year-old businessman, out on bail on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard earlier this year, had been exempt from appearing before the court until his extradition trial scheduled to begin December 4. He has […]

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Modi govt has cast dark shadow on democracy by sabotaging Winter Session: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI(DNA): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on Narendra Modi government over the delay in holding the winter session of the Parliament. “The Modi-government in its arrogance has cast a dark shadow on India’s Parliamentary democracy by sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds,” said Sonia Gandhi addressing […]

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ndia, China hold first border consultation mechanism meet after Doklam standoff

NEW DELHI(PTI): India and China on Friday held their first meeting on the border consultation and coordination mechanism here after the Dokalam standoff and reviewed the situation in all the sectors of their border and exchanged views on enhancing CBMs and military contacts. The 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on […]

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Moody’s upgrades India’s rating, changes outlook to stable from positive

NEW DELHI(PTI): US-based Moody’s has upgraded India’s sovereign credit rating by a notch to ‘Baa2’ with a stable outlook citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years – Moody’s had last upgraded India’s rating to ‘Baa3’ in 2004. In 2015, the rating outlook […]

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Babri dispute: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to visit Ayodhya today

Ayodhya: A day after meeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on Thursday. The spiritual guru will visit the temple city to hold talks with Muslim and Hindu litigants, including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Dharam Das, Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti, Iqbal […]

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East Asia Summit adopts declaration on fighting terror, PM Modi welcomes move

NEW DELHI(PTI): The East Asia Summit today adopted separate declarations on countering terror financing and effectively dealing with the challenges of terrorism as well as terrorist narratives in the region, a move which was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the documents, the member countries of the influential grouping including India strongly resolved to […]

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ASEAN: PM Modi takes veiled jibe at China, says India supports rules-based security architecture

MANILA(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly pitched for putting in place a rules-based regional security architecture, reflecting growing convergence among major players like India, the US and Japan to have a coherent approach to deal with China’s aggressive posturing in the Indo-Pacific region. In an address at the ASEAN-India summit, Modi identified terrorism and […]

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PM Modi arrives in Manila for three-day visit

NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today on a three-day visit to attend the ASEAN-India and East Asia summits where he is likely to reassert India’s push for crafting a global approach to deal with growing challenge of terrorism and radicalisation besides pitching for steps to boost regional trade. The thorny issue of […]

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