The United States and India held the high-level two-plus-two talks in New Delhi today to deepen political and security ties, with officials hoping for an accord on military communications that could lead to increased US arms sales to India. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …read more
The Supreme Court has extended the house arrest of five activists held in Bhima Koregaon case till September 12. The top court pulled up the Maharashtra government for the press meet held by its police last week, giving evidence in public.
Annoyed over the statements given by the Assistant Commissioner …read more
Delivering a landmark judgement decriminalising gay consensual sex, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said: "I am what I am. So take me as I am." Homosexuality is not an offence in India, five Supreme Court judges today ruled in a concurrent judgement.
The Supreme Court reversed its own 2013 …read more
Pakistan currently has 140 to 150 nuclear warheads and the stockpile is expected to increase to 220 to 250 by 2025 if the current trend continues, according to the latest report by authors keeping a track of the country's nukes. If that happens, it would make Pakistan the world's fifth-largest …read more
Two antique statues worth hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from India and displayed at two American museums have been repatriated to India by the US. The two artefacts are among the many objects of art that have been returned to India and his office will continue to focus on …read more
A three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar. The child’s parents discovered the incident on Wednesday after they noticed some rashes on her body and took her to a hospital. Family members allege that the child might have been assaulted at her school.
DCP …read more
United Nations India Thursday lauded the Supreme Court for striking down a "key component" of IPC's Section 377 which criminalises "specific sexual acts between adults" and said the judgment will boost efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination against LGBTI persons. It also hoped the ruling will be the first step …read more
TRS president and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday announced the names of party candidates for the Legislative Council. A notification has been issued for three seats under the MLAs quota, one seat each for the Teachers’ Constituency and Local Bodies. There are two seats to be filled under …read more
The Indian rupee breaches 72-mark for the first time against US dollar in afternoon trade today, reported new agency. According to forex dealers, the fall in Indian currency is on bouts of dollar demand from banks and importers.
Earlier, the rupee resumed higher at 71.62 against Wednesday's closing level …read more
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today decided to dissolve the Assembly and seek a fresh mandate earlier than the scheduled polls in April 2019. Rao wants elections to be held along with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram in December this year. The Chief Minister met Governor ESL Narasimhan …read more
The representation of women in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls continues to remain low. This year, of 23 candidates, only five are women. For the president’s post, only one woman candidate is contesting — Preeti Chauhan of the Indian National Students Organisation.
Over the years, women candidates who …read more
Muzzafarnagar police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday afternoon for allegedly using a Tricolour to protect his rented home from the rain in Rampuri area under Kotwali Police station. Police said Shiv Sena activists informed them of a man named Shahrukh who “disrespected” the national flag.
“We also arrested him under …read more
Having not participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) since 2012. India stayed away from PISA in 2012 and 2015 on account of its dismal performance in 2009, when it was placed 72nd among the 74 participating countries The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, under Prakash Javadekar, formally …read more
The Trump administration recognises the opportunity to grow the US-India strategic partnership, deepen security relationship, broaden friendship and ensure a more safe, secure, prosperous and free Indo-Pacific region, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday.
Mattis and Pompeo arrived in New Delhi separately for the inaugural India-US 2+2 Dialogue …read more
In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said that consensual adult gay sex is not a crime. The judgement, by a Constitution bench of the country's top court, has defanged the British-era Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalised sex which deems that gay …read more
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