India

Congress sweeps Punjab urban polls

Post Date: February 18, 2021

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed his Congress' spectacular victory in the municipal polls as not just a validation of his government's development-oriented policies but also a total rejection of the "anti-people" actions of the major opposition parties -- the SAD, the AAP and the BJP.Congratulating state Congress President Sunil Jakhar, as well...

Former petroleum minister Capt Satish Sharma no more


New Delhi: Former Union Petroleum Minister and close aide of the Gandhi family, Captain Satish Sharma (73), passed away due to age related ailments on Wednesday. Sources said that he was not keeping well for some time now.Congress Secretary K.L. Sharma, who was close to Satish Sharma, confirmed that the latter passed away on...

Putin looking forward to visiting India


New Delhi/Moscow: The dates for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India this year, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are being finalized as the two countries look to strengthen their strategic partnership.Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, who is on an official two-day visit to Moscow, revealed this on Wednesday.The move assumes...

Toolkit case: ‘No leakage of info to media’


New Delhi: The government told the Delhi High Court on Thursday that there has been no leakage of messages or any other details from the Delhi Police to the media in connection with the 'toolkit' case, which has climate activist Disha Ravi as the accused.The 21-year-old activist has approached the Delhi High Court seeking...

Twitter rival Koo woos Indian users amid data leak row


New Delhi: Homegrown, vernacular microblogging platform Koo, which has emerged as a favourite among a section of users who want to quit Twitter, has found itself in the midst of several controversies including a data leak row and Chinese investment.These issues have emerged at a time when the platform is trying to keep its...

Kiran Bedi removed as Governor of Puducherry


New Delhi: Kiran Bedi has been removed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan will hold additional charge of the Union Territory, it said.However Bedi's removal came in the wake of the Union Territory witnessing political turmoil with a number of Congress legislators leaving the party in...

India full of confidence, evident at borders: Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the India of today is full of self-confidence which got also reflected at the frontiers.Congratulating the IT industry for its growth even during the pandemic-hit year in his address at the Nasscom Technology & Leadership Forum 2021, Modi said that it is important not to...

Time to renew ‘unique’ India-US partnership to benefit humanity: Amb. Sandhu


New York: As the world fights Covid-19 and an economic crisis, it is time to renew a "unique partnership" between India and America that can directly benefit a fifth of humanity and be a source of durable peace and security for the rule-based world order, India's ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu has said.In...

Global Indian Diaspora tweets roses to Indian missions as mark of love to farmers

Post Date: February 17, 2021

On Valentine’s Day, about two dozen Indian diaspora organizations launched an initiative for extending support to protesting farmers by tweeting or sending a rose to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The organizers urged sympathizers and members to send a rose to Indian missions in their respective regions to express their solidarity with the Indian farmers.“We...