Leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Tuesday said the retreat of the Chinese Army in Ladakh vindicated the argument that intrusions had indeed taken place on the Indian side of the LAC and asserted «we will not budge an inch» before status quo ante is restored at the border.
Team ANI reached a forward airbase near China border from where the Indian Air Force is carrying out intensive night operations involving its fighter aircraft including the MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30MKI along with its Apache attack helicopters and the Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.
The number of coronavirus tally crossed the seven lakh-mark with another big single-day jump of 24,248 cases on Monday. The death toll climbed to over 20,000, while the total number of tests for detecting the novel virus also surpassed the one-crore mark in the nation. For the last four days, the country has been recording over 20,000 positive cases on a daily basis.
The apex court had approved the name of retired Haryana cadre IAS officer Yudvir Singh Malik as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the new board and directed that existing board of directors of the company would stand superseded. In January last year, the apex court had refused to grant bail to Sanjay and his brother and Unitech promoter Ajay Chandra in the case relating to alleged siphoning off the home-buyers' money.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing projects with Border Roads Organisation Chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh and other senior officials at a meeting in South Block, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.
In a landmark verdict on February 17, the top court had directed that women officers in the Army be granted permanent commission and command postings, rejecting the Centre's stand of their physiological limitations as being based on «sex stereotypes» and «gender discrimination against women».
The Supreme Court, referring to news reports that over 50 children in a state-run shelter home in Kanpur contracted Covid-19, on Tuesday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on the matter.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) this month will have 3 new joint secretaries, or point persons, taking up some of the toughest assignments in the ministry, including handling countries like Nepal and Pakistan in the neighborhood and also managing relations with the US.
Union minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi has quarantined himself at his New Delhi residence after a BJP MLA from Odisha he shared the dais with at two events last week tested positive for Covid-19.
Odisha, Punjab, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and a few smaller states like Goa and the Union territory of J&K are emerging as new Covid-19 hotspots with positivity rates, or total cases per 100 tests, more than doubling in the last month even as there is some moderation in incidence of the disease in badly affected states like Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
The Indian Railways won't run any scheduled train on the same route from originating stations within 60 minutes of the scheduled departure of any train to be operated by private players. This restriction won’t apply only if the capacity utilisation of the train by a private player is more than 80% in the last three months.
A plasma bank for treating Covid-19 patients has been set up at Kolkata Medical College and Hospital (KMCH), the first of its kind in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
Congress on Monday slammed the Centre and Vijay Rupani government on the issue of Chinese investment and alleged that in the last five years there has been a total of 43000 crore investment from China in Gujarat. While addressing a press conference Congress leader Pawan Khera said, «There has been a Rs 43000 crore Chinese investment in Gujarat in the last five years. Rs 19000 crore in smart city project, Rs 12000 crore in Textile park. Rs 10000 crore in Industrial park.»
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is monitoring the India and China border situation continuously with the Indian Army and the standoff between the troops of two countries is expected to be resolved amicably soon, government sources said. The Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question - Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi - had a 'frank and in-depth exchange' during a telephone conversation on Sunday.