Jai Ram Thakur retains BJP leadership’s faith, but rivals wait in the wings

He rose to the top of Himachal Pradesh politics by navigating internecine power struggles in the state BJP and kept the infighting largely in check. Now, amid reports of his rivals in the party manoeuvring, the central leadership has made it clear that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will be the BJP’s face for the … Read more

Delhi: Day after Jahangirpuri violence, Aman Committee meeting ends abruptly over BJP leader’s comment

A day after communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri Following a shobha yatra organized to mark Hanuman Jayanti, a meeting of Aman (peace) committees on Sunday to discuss the way forward ended abruptly after a BJP councilor blamed “illegal immigrants” for the violence. Tension prevailed in the area even as companies of CRPF … Read more

Karnataka: Violence in Hubballi over WhatsApp status, 40 people taken into custody

Forty people were arrested and section 144 was imposed in Karnataka’s Hubballi city after protesters pelted stones outside a police station and damaged police vehicles over a derogatory social media post, widely shared online, on Saturday, police said. Four police officers were among several people injured in the incident. According to the police, on Saturday … Read more

Cases cross 400 mark, Delhi’s positivity rate shoots past 5%

Delhi recorded 461 new Covid cases Saturday, up from 366 the previous day. The positivity rate shot up to 5.33% on Saturday when 8,646 tests were done, a dip from 9,275 tests on Friday when a positivity rate of 3.95% was recorded. The number of covid cases has been on the rise over the past … Read more

Healthcare fights poverty, helps in social justice: PM Modi

Underlining that quality healthcare is linked to poverty alleviation efforts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that better health facilities are not limited to the treatment of diseases, but also encourage social justice. “When cheap and best treatment is available to the poor, his faith in the system is strengthened. If they get freedom from … Read more

If harmed, India will not spare anyone, says Rajnath Singh in a strong message to China

In a strong message to China, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said that if harmed, India will not spare anyone, as he asserted that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as a powerful country and is headed to be among the top three economies of the world. Singh, in his address to the … Read more

Hindu Sena plants saffron flags and banners near JNU, police remove them, detain 3

Three people have been detained hours after members of the Hindu Sena put up saffron flags and banners that read ‘Bhagwa JNU (saffron JNU)’ near the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus. This comes days after violence broke out at the varsity between two groups of students – from the ABVP and Left outfits – on Sunday. … Read more

Explained: Who is Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, designated as a ‘terrorist’ under UAPA?

Zargar (52), is originally from Srinagar. He was among the three terrorists released by India in exchange for the hostages in the hijacking of the Indian Airlines Flight IC 814 in 1999. Who is Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar? Born in Nowhatta area of ​​Srinagar in the Kashmir Valley, Zargar was among the first batch of young … Read more

In riot-hit Khargone, a flicker of hope: ‘Our friendship is beyond religion’

Around 7 PM on Sunday, 26-year-old Sumit Chandoke’s cellphone began ringing. It was his friend Sadiq Khan, crying for help with an agitated mob pelting stones at his house located about 500m from Chandoke’s house in the Sanjay Nagar locality of Khargone in Madhya Pradesh. Chandoke, who is suffering from a tissue disorder, immediately sent … Read more

Internet suspended after fresh clashes in Odisha town; schools, shops shut

A day after a clash between two communities in the mining town of Joda in Odisha’s Keonjhar district, there was more violence Tuesday late night. According to the police, two groups pelted each other with stones on Joda-Baneikala road, followed by a road blockade at Saheed Nagar Chhak in the area during which vehicles belonging … Read more