news

Allegations serious if media reports are correct: Supreme Court on Pegasus row

August 5, 2021
Newsdesk

The Supreme Court, while hearing a clutch of petitions, including those filed by the Editors Guild of India, seeking a special probe into the Pegasus spyware scandal involving allegations that opposition leaders, journalists and others were targets of snooping, said “the allegations are serious if the media reports c | Read more|

Prashant Kishor quits as Principal Advisor to Capt Amarinder Singh

August 5, 2021
Newsdesk

Political strategist Prashant Kishor has resigned as Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ahead of the 2022 state Assembly election. He was appointed Principal Advisor by the chief minister in March this year and had already held meetings with state government officials and MLAs. He was expected t | Read more|

Myanmar Envoy Alerts UN To Alleged "Massacre" By Military Junta

August 5, 2021
Newsdesk

Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations, who has refused to leave his post despite being fired after the February coup, has alerted the world body to a "reported massacre" by the military junta. Kyaw Moe Tun sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday saying 40 bodies had been found in Kani tow | Read more|

Free Health Insurance For Children Orphaned Due To Covid: Anurag Thakur

August 5, 2021
Newsdesk

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government has decided to give free health insurance of ₹ 5 lakh to children up to the age of 18 years, who were orphaned due to the pandemic, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur. The premium will be paid from Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations | Read more|

Taliban Seek "Lion's Share Of Power" In Deadlocked Peace Talks: US Envoy

August 4, 2021
Newsdesk

The Taliban and the Kabul government are far apart in US-backed talks on bringing peace to Afghanistan, with the insurgents demanding "the lion's share of power" in any new government, the special US envoy said on Tuesday. Afghan-born veteran US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad's bleak assessment of the peace process coincide | Read more|