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Pak retaliates, suspends all help to US; US denies

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:37
In retaliation for being denied $2 billion in aid, Pakistan has suspended all intelligence and defence cooperation with the US, said its defence minister at a public talk. It's unclear whether the minister's comment is the official position, because the Voice of America said the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistan's claims.

Is US considering alternate route to Afghanistan?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:00
As Washington's relations with Islamabad hit an all-time low, the US may be considering not using Pakistan as a route to send supplies to Afghanistan, a US State Department official hinted today.

World Bank projects 7.3% growth in India

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:25
With an "ambitious government undertaking comprehensive reforms", India has "enormous growth potential" compared to other emerging economies, the World Bank said on Wednesday, as it projected country's growth rate to 7.3 per cent in 2018 and 7.5 for the next two years.

Two Lalu aides got arrested to serve him in jail, claim cops

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:03
Two aides of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad have been lodged in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail after they surrendered in an allegedly false case on the same day their boss was convicted of corruption and sent to prison, police said on Tuesday.

PM, Trump may meet at Davos on January 22

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:52
The White House announced on Tuesday that Trump would be attending the World Economic Forum meet starting on January 22, and word out of New Delhi is that Prime Minister Modi will be there too with a strong Indian contingent.

Relief for techies: No change in US H-1B policy

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:30
US is not considering a regulatory change that would compel H1-B visa holders to leave the US after the six-year limit. However, they left open the possibility that there would be rule changes that will allow H1-B visa holders who are having their green card processed to remain in US only one year at a time.

How Chinese road construction activity in Arunachal was detected

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 06:51
The Bishing village in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting area in Upper Siang district, the point closest to where the Chinese road construction machines rolled, almost 1.25 km inside the imaginary Line of Actual Control or the McMohan Line, is the symbol of India’s yet-to-be-connected places.

SC: Enough confusion, Cauvery verdict in 4 weeks

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 05:04
The Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated that it would deliver within a month its verdict on the decades old Cauvery water dispute between riparian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, saying enough confusion has been created on it for over two decades.

China mum on Doklam troop reduction remarks

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 02:07
"Chinese border troops patrolling and stationing in the Dong Lang area are exercising sovereignty rights in accordance with the stipulations of historical conventions and upholding territorial sovereignty," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said, without commenting on the troop reduction.

BCCI suspends Yusuf Pathan for five months on doping violation

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:18
The BCCI, hours after it was reported that it had instructed the Baroda Cricket Association to not select him for the recently concluded Ranji Trophy, released a statement Tuesday revealing that the 35-year-old had “inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.”

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B visa policy

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:15
The announcement by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) came days after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians.

Jet Airways sacks 2 pilots who fought in cockpit

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:35
Jet Airways has sacked its two senior commanders who were involved in a cockpit fight while flying from London to Mumbai on January 1. “Consequent to the review of the events on board Flight 9W 119 London-Mumbai of January 1, 2018, Jet Airways has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect,” said a Jet Airways spokesperson.

Mevani reaches rally venue on Parliament Street

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:25
Delhi Police has denied permission to the 'Yuva Hunkaar Rally' that was supposed to be attended by Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, Assamese peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, and other youth leaders. Mevani has, however, threatened to march to the PMO with copies of the Constitution and the Manusmriti.

'Padmavat' won’t be released in Rajasthan: Raje

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:02
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Padmavati” — retitled “Padmavat” — which has been at the centre of a controversy for weeks, will not be released in Rajasthan, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said on Monday.

SC to review 2013 ruling which criminalised gay sex

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:50
The Supreme Court on Monday opened a door of hope for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community by setting the stage for reconsideration of its much-criticised December 2013 verdict upholding criminalisation of consensual gay sex.

Money laundering: How smuggling plot was hatched mid-air

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:44
In August 2017, Amit Malhotra was travelling in a Jet Airways flight from Hong Kong to Delhi when he was impressed by the hospitality provided by Devshi Kulshrestha, a member of the cabin crew.

20 wickets of little value if we don't bat well: Kohli

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:34
His bowlers set it up nicely by taking 20 South African wickets but a dejected India captain Virat Kohli said that it would be of little consequence if the batsmen don't put up a better show in the upcoming matches.