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  Following is the joint statement issued by India and the United States following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump on Monday evening. President Donald Trump hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26 for an official visit to Washington, DC. In marking 70 years of diplomatic […]

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Modi leaves on three-nation visit, to meet Trump

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left on a three-nation tour that will take him to the US for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. He will also visit Portugal and the Netherlands. Modi will visit Portugal on Saturday before his trip to the US on June 26 and is expected […]

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UN chief’s meetings with India, Pakistan PMs sign of his commitment to Kashmir issue: Aide

By: PTI | United Nations UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’ several meetings with Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in the six months since he assumed charge is a sign of his involvement and commitment to the Kashmir issue, according to one of his spokespersons. Guterres, in his first press conference here this week, had […]

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India eyes breakthrough on U.S. surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

Agencies NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen […]

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6-yr-old raped, killed in UP; accused lynched

Agencies   A six-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered on the outskirts of Aligarh city in Uttar Pradesh, triggering outrage among locals who lynched the accused. The girl, daughter of a labourer, had gone to a shop at a short distance from her house in Bhikampur locality on Tuesday but did not return home, police said. As her family […]

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Kashmir protesters role models for Gorkhaland. Demand statehood

Stone pelters are back in the north Bengal hills after 30 years and some of the protesters have said that they were inspired by protesters in Jammu and Kashmir, Hindustan Times reported. According to the report, the protesters said that they have a reason to draw inspiration from Kashmir. On YouTube, one can see even […]

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Sikkim Tourism Hit After Darjeeling Unrest: Tourism Minister

Tourism in Sikkim has been hit by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored indefinite shutdown and clashes in neighbouring Darjeeling and Kalimpong, said Ugen T. Gyatso, Sikkim’s Tourism Minister. Early on Monday, pro-Gorkhaland activists blocked National Highway 10 that connects Siliguri in North Bengal to Sikkim bringing traffic to a standstill. According to the tourism department of […]

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Darjeeling: Internet remains suspended, GJM takes out protest march

Agencies June 19 Security forces patrolled the streets in the hills and Internet services remained suspended for the second day on Monday as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters held protest march in Darjeeling demanding Gorkhaland and burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Carrying black flags, protesters, especially the youth, marched on the streets […]

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Ram Nath Kovind to meet PM tomorrow

Agencies Bihar governor and the BJP’s prez candidate Ram Nath Kovind to meet PM Narendra Modi tomorrow in the evening. Kovind will be filing his nomination on June 23. Reactions from the JD-U: Opposition ki baithak hogi, usme naam pe vichaar karenge, NDA ne naam announce kiya hai uspe bhi baat karenge. The Opposition will […]

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No support until BJP proposes a name for Prez: Yechury

Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party reaching out to opposition parties on the presidential election was ‘more like a PR exercise’, after a meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu. “They (BJP leaders) did not propose any name,” Yechury said, reiterating his […]

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