Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath, accuses China of meddling in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused China of meddling in the troubled state that has recently witnessed a spike in violence. The chief minister was speaking to reporters emerging from a meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh with whom she discussed the security situation in the state. She said the present crisis in Kashmir is not a mere law-and-order problem, adding the fight is against

Tiger Shroff and girlfriend Disha Patani are taking their relationship a level higher

Tiger Shroff and rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani are spending some quality time together these days. The Heropanti actor, who is looking forward to the release of his Baaghi and A Flying Jatt, has reportedly been mentoring Patani in dancing. Tiger’s dancing skills are not exactly unknown to the world. Ever since the actor regaled viewers with his moves in his debut film Heropanti, people have pined for more of Shroff.

Modi govt not serious on GST, no proper framework in place: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president in an interaction with the students of Mumbai’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies raked up the issue of GST and accused the Modi government of arrogance and intolerance. The Congress has come under attack for attempts to block the Parliament and not let major reform bills pass. Rahul Gandhi, however, stepped clear of the controversy and said that they are simply putting a little pressure on the

Sanjay Nirupam apologises for criticism of Jawaharlal Nehru, Sonia Gandhi in Congress Darshan

Congress Mumbai chief Sanjay Nirupam on Monday apologised for criticism of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and party president Sonia Gandhi in party mouthpiece ‘Congress Darshan’, and said that action would be taken against the people responsible in the editorial team. “Some words that have been used in some articles of ‘Congress Darshan’ are certainly objectionable. I accept the mistake. Action will be taken against people in editorial team who

Sushma Swaraj to represent India tomorrow at ‘Heart of Asia’ conference

A regional conference hosted by Pakistan with focus on Afghanistan started on Tuesday where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will represent India at the ministerial-level meeting on Wednesday. The fifth ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, an annual gathering of Asian and other countries, is aimed at enhancing cooperation for countering security threats and promoting connectivity in the region. The high-ranking delegations from 14 participating states, 17 supporting countries and 12 international

What has country achieved from PM Modi's foreign trips, asks Arvind Kejriwal

Pitting ‘Make India’ against ‘Make in India’, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday questioned the foreign tours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wondered whether it behoved the PM to visit individual companies to seek investment. As Modi wrapped up his two-nation tour of Ireland and the US, Kejriwal asked what the country had achieved from the PM’s foreign trips and took a dig at his engagements at Facebook headquarters and

PV Sindhu enters Macau Open final

Two-time defending champion PV Sindhu stood just one win away from completing a hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open after she advanced to finals of the event with a gruelling three-game triumph over second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan on Saturday. World No. 12 Sindhu triumphed 21-8 15-21 21-16 in a contest which lasted an hour and three minutes to make the summit clash of the USD 120,000 event.

Rajnath Singh conveys India's concerns over border incursions to Chinese Premier

Expressing concern over the recurring incidents of incursions by Chinese troops, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that there should be an effective border management until the two sides reach a settlement over the dispute. During his 40-minute-long meeting with Li, Singh, the first home minister to visit China in 10 years, called for effective border management with emphasis on maintaining peace and tranquillity along

Pakistan waging proxy terror war against India: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday blamed Pakistan for waging a proxy terror war against India and regularly violating the ceasefire agreement. He also noted that India’s borders with Pakistan and China are “very sensitive” and said security arrangements have to be ensured keeping the situation in mind. Speaking on India’s security scenario at a conclave organised by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd here, he said, “Pakistan has been regularly violating

Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader after Mullah Omar dies

The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader of the Afghan insurgent group, a statement said on Friday, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement. The announcement comes a day after the insurgents confirmed the death of their elusive leader Mullah Omar, who led the fractious group, which is waging a bloody war in Afghanistan, for some 20 years. Mansour, a longtime trusted deputy of Omar,

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Vladimir Putin

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West. He, however, emphasized that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar. “I would like to stress that we do not have any

Saina Nehwal regains World No 2 spot after All England show

Riding on her stupendous performance at the prestigious All England Championship, India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today regained the world number two spot again in the latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation. “I am happy to regain my position as number two in the world ranking. After All England, I knew I will become the number two this week. I will work hard and try to become the