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China warns India over Arunachal Pradesh bridge

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) China on Monday asked India to be “cautious” and exercise “restraint” over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after a bridge that links it to neighbouring Assam was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDTV said. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as South Tibet. India has repeatedly …

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Protests hit held Kashmir after killing of militant leader

SRINAGAR: (Web Desk) In scenes reminiscent of what transpired in the aftermath of popular militant leader Burhan Wani’s killing, a civilian lost his life and dozens of others were injured on Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in India-held Kashmir following the death of a top militant commander …

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India approves new defence policy to boost local companies

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a long-awaited policy to boost local manufacturing of high-tech defence equipment and cut down reliance on expensive imports. Under the new Strategic Partnership model, the government will pick Indian companies to tie up with foreign organisations to manufacture fighter jets, armoured …

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Indian troops open fire at vehicle carrying UN military observers

KASHMIR: (Web Desk) Two officials of the United Nations Military Observers group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) narrowly escaped a firing incident as Indian troops reportedly targeted their vehicle while they were visiting areas along the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC), media reported Wednesday. A statement issued by …

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Modi is exploiting the triple talaq issue

Modi’s target A.G. NOORANI Ever since the Jan Sangh was set up in 1951, one of its main aims was to wipe out Muslim law and enforce a uniform civil code. After its reincarnation in 1980 as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), this demand became one of its emblems. Once …

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India allows abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) A 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said Wednesday. The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been …

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Jindal visited Pakistan on Sharif’s invitation, says Jha

KARACHI: (Web Desk) A seasoned Indian journalist and author claimed on Monday that his country’s steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal visited Pakistan on the invitation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and was not sent by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An unannounced meeting between Mr Sharif and Mr Jandal at the …

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India skips China’s Silk Road summit, warns of ‘unsustainable’ debt

NEW DELHI: (Web Desk) India has not sent an official delegation to attend the “Belt and Road Forum” in Beijing and instead criticised China’s global initiative, warning of an “unsustainable debt burden” for countries involved. Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting dozens of world leaders and senior officials on Sunday …

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