Ayodhya India Politics Uttar Pradesh 

Yogi Adityanath Celebrates Grand Diwali In Ayodha

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the opposition parties saying he also has his own personal faith and they should not interfere in that. CM Adityanath, who is visiting Ayodhya’s disputed Ram Janmabhoomi site on the occasion of Diwali, was quoted by ANI as saying: “Meri vyaktigat aastha bhi hai, us mein vipaksh kaise hastakshep kar sakta hai? (I also have my own personal faith, how can the opposition interfere in that?)” More than 1.7 lakh earthen lamps were lit up at the grand event while a chopper…

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Japan North Korea South Korea United States World 

US, South Korea, Japan Meet In Seoul Amid North Korea Threat

Diplomats from the United States, South Korea and Japan met in Seoul on Wednesday to discuss how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said that Washington continues to view diplomacy as the primary means for solving the crisis, but added that the allies must be prepared for “any eventuality.” “Our objective is, throughout that campaign of pressure, to bring North Korea to the negotiating table without preconditions so that we can achieve our objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula,” Sullivan said…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Terrorism 

Mysterious 3-ft-tall Jaish-e-Mohammed commander new security concern in J&K

A 47-year-old militant, who is only three feet tall, is reported to be behind the recent attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir. According to police sources, Noor Mohammad Tantray, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district, has taken over command of the JeM in South Kashmir and is engineering the outfit’s bid to regroup in the Valley. Tantray, who was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011, is reported to have jumped parole a few months ago and rejoined militancy. “Yes, he…

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Corruption India Politics 

BJP Angles Congress On Bofors Scandal, Taunts To Break Silence

The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress to come clean on the alleged involvement of its leaders in the Bofors scam, mounting an attack on the Gandhis’ and the party after a recent interview of a private investigator to Republic TV. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani held a press conference at the BJP headquarters and demanded a clarification from the Congress on the interviews given by private detective Michael Hershman, who purportedly stumbled upon a Swiss bank account called Mont Blanc where the alleged Bofors bribe money was said to…

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Himachal Pradesh India Politics 

Himachal Elections: Congress Releases 58-Candidate List, BJP Announces List Of 68 Candidates

The Congress on Wednesday released its first list of 59 candidates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. The Congress’ list of candidates includes names of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhdra Singh and party heavyweight, Rajinder Rana. Virbhadra Singh’s son, Vikramaditya, who was being speculated as party candidate from Shimla Rural, did not figure in the first list. According to the Congress’ list, Virbhadra Singh, who represented Shimla Rural in the outgoing assembly, will contest from Arki and the state party chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will from Nadaun. Earlier, there was speculation Virbhadra may fight from…

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Bihar India Politics 

RJD president Lalu Prasad takes a dig at Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi

RJD president Lalu Prasad today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were fooling the people of Bihar by not according central status to the Patna University (PU). Modi, who earlier in the day attended the centenary celebrations of the varsity here along with Kumar, said measures like grant of central status were a thing of the past. The prime minister said his government has taken “a step forward” towards making 10 private universities and 10 government ones world-class. “Both of them (Modi as well as Kumar)…

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Syria Terrorism United States 

US-backed Syrian forces capture Raqqa, ISIS centre of global operations

The liberation overnight of the Syrian city of Raqqa, the “capital’’ of Islamic State’s self-declared Caliphate, is a profound blow not only against ISIL, but against the toxic ideology is espouses. Ever since it fell to the militants in 2014 Raqqa has been used as a symbol of Islamic State’s strength and power. At the height of its influence ISIL claimed control of territory stretching from Syria across northern Iraq and encompassing the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. ISIL’s propaganda machine pumped out thousands of images depicting life in the…

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Crime India Politics Social West Bengal 

Bengal student offered Rs 65 lakh to assassinate West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The Kolkata police department is on high alert after a student received a WhatsApp message talking about a plot to kill West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On Monday evening, a Polytechnic student in Murshidabad district received a WhatsApp message asking him to join a terror group. The sender told him that he was recruiting youths from across India and that good money will be given to those who join. When the student replied stating that he was not interested, the alleged terror recruiter replied, “We have a contract to…

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India Pakistan 

Pakistan Army shells villages along LoC in Poonch, one injured

Pakistan violated ceasefire once again today in the Manjakot sector of Rajouri as well as in Balakote sector of Poonch early in the morning. As per reports, one civilian is injured; even some vehicles have been destroyed in the Balakote sector. The army is giving befitting reply to the ceasefire The latest ceasefire came days after four members of a family, including two girls were injured in a Pakistani shelling in Poonch district last Saturday. “Pakistan army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 7.45…

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India Social Tripura 

Tripura governor creates controversy, compares Azaan with firecracker noise

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has triggered a fresh controversy with his remarks on social media by drawing a parallel between Azaan (call to prayers in a mosque) with the noise of firecrackers. Questioning those who complain of noise pollution due to firecrackers during Diwali, Roy on Tuesday tweeted, “Every Diwali, fights start over noise pollution from crackers. Crackers that are burst only a few days in a year. But no fight about azaan over loudspeakers at 4.30 AM!” “Actually this silence of the ‘secular’ crowd over noise pollution by Azaan…

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