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Pandits taking up jobs in Kashmir, feel more secure: Govt to Parliament


New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits have been taking up jobs in Kashmir and moving back there as they feel more secure, the Centre told Parliament on July 28. Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said the government has prepared a “comprehensive policy” to provide them accommodation in the Valley. “… 44,167 Kashmiri migrant families are registered...

Peace, prosperity can’t coexist with terror: Rajnath at SCO meet


New Delhi: Peace and prosperity cannot coexist with terrorism, and any act of terror is a crime against humanity, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said during his address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Tajikistan on July 28. “Peace and prosperity cannot coexist with terrorism. Terrorism is the most serious threat to international...

Centre sends team to Kerala amid rising Covid cases, 3rd wave fears


New Delhi: Kerala will go under complete lockdown this weekend as the state reports a surge in coronavirus cases, leading to fear of an imminent third wave. The southern state has been reporting a high number of infections for the past many weeks even as the overall numbers across the country have been falling rapidly since...

Basavaraj Bommai sworn-in as Karnataka CM


Bengaluru: Basavaraj Bommai took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister, succeeding BS Yediyurappa who resigned on July 26. Bommai, 61, was picked for the top post in Karnataka at a meeting of BJP MLAs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Bommai, saying he brings with him rich legislative and administrative experience. "I am confident he will build on...

Project Pegasus: India is at the crossroads


By Chanakya A network of global media organisations, assisted by a network of global civil society organisations, came together to reveal a list of potential targets for surveillance To be sure, the list is only of potential targets; only a fraction of devices have been subjected to forensic analysis and only some of them were infected...

Top Indian industrialists now figure in Pegasus list


New Delhi: Among the host of names from a cross-section of categories whose phone numbers have appeared on the Pegasus Project list, there are also a few businessmen and bureaucrats who have made their way into the alleged surveillance list. This includes disgraced industry captains like Naresh Goyal, formerly of Jet Airways, to former top...

Mirabai Chanu wins India’s first medal, a silver at Tokyo Olympics


Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal in the Women’s Weightlifting 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. She became the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games this year and the first-ever to win silver in women’s weightlifting for the country. Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui won the gold medal after...

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa resigns


Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Thawarchand Gehlot in Bengaluru on Monday. Before submitting his resignation letter, Yediyurappa made the announcement to resign at the Sadhana Samavesha which was organized to mark the completion of two years of the BJP Government in the state. Making an emotional speech during the Sadhana Samavesha, the Chief Minister recalled his journey as part of...

Telangana’s Ramappa temple gets UNESCO World Heritage Site tag


The 13th century Ramappa temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in South Indian state of Telangana, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site on Sunday. Rudreswara Temple, also known as the Ramappa Temple, is situated at Palampet in Mulugu district of Telangana. Ramappa Temple is held as a masterpiece of Kakatiya style of temple architecture with the use of engineering innovation...