News

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Fault line from history flares up in the present

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

At the heart of the dispute over the 165-km Assam-Mizoram boundary are two border demarcations that go back to the days of British colonial rule, and disagreement over which demarcation to follow. British tea plantations surfaced in the Cachar plains – the Barak Valley that now comprises the districts of Cachar, Hail | Read more|

Maharashtra floods: Death toll climbs to 207, highest in Raigad with 95

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

The toll in the Maharashtra flood climbed to 207 with 15 more deaths recorded on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will be on a day’s visit to the flood-affected areas of the Raigad and Ratnagiri districts today. The Governor will be visiting the Taliye village and Chiplun during his visit. | Read more|

"Congress Not Letting Parliament Run, Expose Them," PM Tells BJP MPs

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked the Congress, accusing it of not allowing the monsoon session of parliament to function, and asked BJP MPs to "expose the party before the public and the media". The session has been marked by protests from the opposition and demands for discussions on the Pegasus phone | Read more|

India reports less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases after 132 days

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

India recorded 29,689 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 415 deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily caseload is less than 30,000 after 132 days. Kerala and Maharashtra reported 11,586 new cases and 4,877 infections respectively. The active cases, currently at 3,98,100, dropped below 4 lakh for the first tim | Read more|

Biden Announces "New Phase" In Iraq Relations, End Of "Combat Operations"

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

President Joe Biden opened talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi on Monday saying relations were in a "new phase" that would include the end of US combat operations in the country. With Kadhemi at his side in the White House, Biden said that the US is "committed to our security cooperation" and will "to co | Read more|

Covid Vaccine For Children Likely Next Month: Health Minister To BJP MPs

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

Covid vaccines for children are likely in a matter of days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told this morning at a meeting of BJP MPs at parliament. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said at the meeting of the BJP's parliamentary party that the government would likely start vaccinating children next month, accor | Read more|

Israel Defence Minister To Discuss Pegasus During France Visit: Ministry

July 27, 2021
Newsdesk

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an "update" on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said Tuesday. A ministry statement said Gantz will leave Wednesday for talks with French Defence Minister Florence Parly on topics including the cri | Read more|

US vows to continue airstrikes in Afghanistan

July 26, 2021
Newsdesk

The head of the US Central Command has promised that despite the withdrawal, the US military will continue supporting Afghan government with airstrikes against the advancing Taliban militants, at least “in the coming weeks.” | Read more|

Arvind Kejriwal Aide, Enforcement Directorate Officer In New Pegasus List

July 26, 2021
Newsdesk

An aide of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and an Enforcement Directorate officer involved in high profile investigations have been revealed as potential targets on the leaked database of Israeli company NSO's Pegasus spyware, The Wire has reported in the latest revelations in the "snooping" scandal. | Read more|

Sena's Sanjay Raut's "Hiroshima Bombing" Comparison To Pegasus Row

July 25, 2021
Newsdesk

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday asked who funded the alleged snooping of politicians and journalists by Pegasus and compared it with the Hiroshima bombing, saying while the attack on the Japanese city had resulted in the death of people, the spying by the Israeli software led to "death of freedom". | Read more|

Pegasus issue: Rajya Sabha MP moves Supreme Court

July 25, 2021
Newsdesk

Rajya Sabha member John Brittas has moved the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into reports of alleged snooping of activists, politicians, journalists and constitutional functionaries using Israeli spyware Pegasus. | Read more|

Snoop list: Hurriyat leaders, Mufti kin, late DU lecturer

July 24, 2021
Newsdesk

As per news report of The Indian Express, several top Kashmiri separatist leaders, mainstream politicians from the Valley, at least two family members of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and those of late Delhi University lecturer S A R Geelani, apart from journalists and civil society activists from the Valley wer | Read more|

76 Dead In Maharashtra Rain Fury, 90,000 Moved To Safety

July 24, 2021
Newsdesk

At least 76 people have died in rain-related incidents, including multiple landslides, in Maharashtra. The deaths include 36 who died in a landslide in the coastal Raigad district, about 70 km from state capital Mumbai. However, it is feared the death count could be over 100, as many may be trapped after landslides or | Read more|