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Pakistan’s military has reared terrorists for cross-border missions: Hamid Ansari

Pakistan’s military has reared terrorists for cross-border missions: Hamid Ansari

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NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s military has reared “good” terrorists for cross-border missions while battling “bad” militants that fail to toe its line, Vice President Hamid Ansari said. Attacking Pakistan for use of terrorism as state policy, he said the most virulent factor fuelling terrorism is state sponsorship of and collusion with…

After poll debacle, Irom Sharmila in Kerala to live among tribals

After poll debacle, Irom Sharmila in Kerala to live among tribals

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ATTAPPADI, Kerala: Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who had a disastrous debut in the recent Manipur elections, will spend some time in this tribal settlement in Palakkad district. She arrived in this tribal hamlet to be away from the post poll frenzy and made it clear she would continue her…

Back as Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley will have to come out all guns blazing

Back as Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley will have to come out all guns blazing

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NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley promised continuity in the country’s overall defence policy after taking additional charge of the defence ministry, amid concerns over the delay in several military modernisation projects as well as finalisation of the “strategic partnership” policy for the private sector in indigenous defence production. “The…

Sheikh Hasina, PM Narendra Modi to meet in Delhi on April 8

Sheikh Hasina, PM Narendra Modi to meet in Delhi on April 8

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NEW DELHI: Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh PM, will be the first neighborhood leader to visit India after PM Modi received a political endorsement with the recent state elections. Sheikh Hasina’s visit has already been postponed twice, once in December and once in February. The visit will be important, possibly one of…

US shooting: Deep Rai, out of danger, Sushma Swaraj tweets

US shooting: Deep Rai, out of danger, Sushma Swaraj tweets

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NEW DELHI: Hours after a 39-year-old Sikh man in the US has been shot and wounded outside his home by a partially – masked gunman in United States, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressed her sorrow over the rising hate crime. Deep Rai was shot outside his home in the…

Finance Bill will be passed before March ends: Arun Jaitley

Finance Bill will be passed before March ends: Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Finance Bill 2017 would be passed in Parliament by the end of March. A Finance Bill, after the presentation of the Union Budget by the Finance Minister, is introduced in Lok Sabha so that all financial proposals made by the Government…

Demonetisation impacts India’s billionaire club, Mukesh Ambani richest

Demonetisation impacts India’s billionaire club, Mukesh Ambani richest

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NEW DELHI: India’s richie rich club has shrunk by 11 people since the demonetisation last November, while Mukesh Ambani remains the richest Indian with a net worth of $26 billion, a study showed. The country now has 132 billionaires with a net worth of $1 billion or more and the…

As UP poll battle ends, PM Modi turns focus to Gujarat

As UP poll battle ends, PM Modi turns focus to Gujarat

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NEW DELHI: invoked the blessings of Narmada as he kicked off his two-day tour of Gujarat after a hectic spell of election campaign in Uttar Pradesh, indicating his next focus to win his home state again, which goes to polls by this year end. “I was with Ganga Maa, I am…

Democracy liberal enough in UK for defaulters to stay, Arun Jaitley says

Democracy liberal enough in UK for defaulters to stay, Arun Jaitley says

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LONDON: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said democracy is liberal enough in the UK to permit defaulters to stay here and that “normal” needs to be cracked, in an apparent reference to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for loan default and other cases. Referring to loan…

Congress, Left giving ‘colour’ to happenings on campuses: Venkaiah Naidu

Congress, Left giving ‘colour’ to happenings on campuses: Venkaiah Naidu

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NEW DELHI: Accusing Congress and the Left of trying to give a “different colour” to happenings on some campuses, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said freedom of expression does not mean liberty to advocate disintegration of the country. “I am surprised about the efforts made by the Congress and the…

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