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India joins global group for controlling chemical weapons

New Delhi, January 19 After gaining entry into two export control regimes—MTCR and Wassenaar—India on Friday joined the Australia Group (AG), which counters spread of materials, equipment and technologies that could contribute to the development or acquisition of chemical or biological weapons. “On 19 January 2018 India formally became the 43rd member of the Australia … Continue reading “India joins global group for controlling chemical weapons”

Apex court stays ban on ‘Padmaavat’; paves way for its January 25 release

New Delhi, January 18 The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the orders and notifications issued by the Rajasthan and Gujarat governments prohibiting the screening of the controversial movie ‘Padmaavat’, clearing the decks for its nationwide release on January 25. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained other states from issuing such notifications … Continue reading “Apex court stays ban on ‘Padmaavat’; paves way for its January 25 release”

Swedish skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg in Kashmir

Srinagar, January 18 A Swedish skier died while another was rescued by police on Thursday after an avalanche struck the Gulmarg skiing resort of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. “An avalanche struck near second phase Gondola cable car on Affarwat peak in Gulmarg in which two skiers got trapped,” a police spokesman said. One skier, … Continue reading “Swedish skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg in Kashmir”

Charkha, kite-flying, innovation, all in a day

Ahmedabad, January 18 Raising the friendship between India and Israel to a new level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sarah in home state of Gujarat, playing guide at the Sabarmati Ashram and other places of joint interest. The greetings, “Prime Minister Modi. My dear, dear friend”, by … Continue reading “Charkha, kite-flying, innovation, all in a day”

Terror funding case: LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, 11 others charged with sedition

New Delhi, January 18 The NIA on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 12 people, including Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin, for “conspiring to wage war against the government” by carrying out terrorist and secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.   The National Investigation Agency filed the 12,794-page chargesheet, along with … Continue reading “Terror funding case: LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, 11 others charged with sedition”

UP school stabbing case: Culprit identified; 2 directors arrested for delaying investigation

Lucknow, January 18 Following angry protests by parents of students of Brightland School the police have arrested two directors for being responsible for delaying the investigation by keeping the incident under wraps for a full 24 hours. The incident that occurred on Tuesday morning came to light only on Wednesday when it was leaked on … Continue reading “UP school stabbing case: Culprit identified; 2 directors arrested for delaying investigation”

Don’t see serious trouble, but forces ready for any exigency: Army chief on Doklam

New Delhi, January 17 The Army does not visualise any “serious trouble” post-Doklam episode as the border forces of India and China are holding regular exchange and the earlier “bonhomie” has returned, but the forces are prepared for any exigency, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday. Rawat also insisted that the PLA soldiers … Continue reading “Don’t see serious trouble, but forces ready for any exigency: Army chief on Doklam”

Modi, Netanyahu bond in Gujarat; hold grand roadshow

Ahmedabad, January 17 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday held a roadshow in the city under a heavy security blanket as thousands of people lined up along the route to greet them. After arriving in Modi’s home state, the two leaders, along with the Israeli prime minister’s wife Sara … Continue reading “Modi, Netanyahu bond in Gujarat; hold grand roadshow”

MHA rejects reports on NSA attending political meeting at Rajnath’s residence

New Delhi, January 17 A day after the Tripura state unit of the CPM urged the Election Commission of India to order an inquiry into the issue of alleged presence of National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval in a recent political strategy meeting of the BJP in New Delhi, the Union home ministry issued an … Continue reading “MHA rejects reports on NSA attending political meeting at Rajnath’s residence”

Five-judge Constitution Bench begins hearing on validity of Aadhaar

New Delhi, January 17 A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing the matter related to the constitutional validity of linking Aadhaar card to a number of government schemes.   The five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and four other judges Justices AM Khanwilkar, Adarsh Kumar … Continue reading “Five-judge Constitution Bench begins hearing on validity of Aadhaar”