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SC Asks Varanasi Administration not to Impede Namaz in Gyanvapi Mosque

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Supreme Court has directed the Varanasi District Magistrate to ensure that the area where the “Shivling” was claimed to had been found in the Gyanvapi Mosque complex should be protected but without impeding Muslims from coming to the mosque for namaz. The Supreme Court’s order came on Tuesday during the hearing […]

Woman under Attack: 81-Year Old Man Arrested for “Digital Rape”

NEW DELHI, May 17: An 81-year-old man was arrested in Noida in Uttar Pradesh on Delhi borders for alleged “digital rape” of a 17 year-old girl over a period of more than seven years, the police said. According to reports, digital rape means having forced sex with a woman/girl using any object other than the […]

Misadventure Petitions: SC Slaps “Exemplary Fine” on Two Advocates  

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed an exemplary fine of Rs eight lakhs on two advocates who had filed a plea on the issue of traffic density, air pollution and emission norms. The plea contended that the 10 and 15 years rule slapped on the disposal of old vehicles was void […]

India Rejects Pakistan’s Criticism of J&K Delimitation Report

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday categorically rejected the “farcical resolution” passed by Pakistan’s National Assembly over the report on the delimitation of constituencies in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The National Assembly of Pakistan had on May 12 passed a resolution rejecting the Delimitation Commission’s report which was […]

Centre Relaxes Ban on Wheat Export

NEW DELHI, May 17: The Centre has relaxed its wheat export ban order to allow shipments of wheat consignments, which were registered with customs authority before the ban on wheat exports came into force on May 13. “It has been decided that wherever wheat consignments have been handed over to Customs for examination and have been registered into […]

India Hits out at OIC for its “Unwarranted Comments” on J&K

NEW DELHI, May 16: India On Monday hit out at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for its “unwarranted” comments on the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir. “We are dismayed that the OIC secretariat has once again made unwarranted comments on the internal affairs of India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said. “As […]

“Sri Lanka has only One Day’s Stock of Petrol”: PM 

NEW DELHI, May 16: Crisis-hit Sri Lanka has run out of petrol and on Monday is left with only one day’s stock of the fuel and is also unable to find dollars to finance essential imports, the new prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Monday in an address to the nation. “We have run out of […]

Congress under Attack for Rahul Gandhi’s Criticism of Regional Parties

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, May 16: The Congress is again at the receiving end over Rahul Gandhi’s remarks at the party’s Udaipur conclave with most of the opposition parties, including its close allies, asking the grand old party to “reconcile with the reality.” Considering that the Congress party’s electoral performances had been continuously going downward […]

Modi’s Visit to Nepal to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, May 16: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba and visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, where the two leaders laid the foundation stone for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in the Lumbini Monastic Zone. Modi […]

Court Orders Sealing of Area in Gyanvapi Mosque where “Shivling” is Reportedly Found

NEW DELHI, May 16: A local court in Varanasi on Monday ordered immediate sealing of the place where “the shivling has been found” within the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex and said that no one should be allowed within the sealed area. While accepting the application of the lawyer from the Hindu petitioners, the court […]