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PM Modi meets Iran President, discussed developing bilateral...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | Sep 17: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi called for closer interaction with Iran on issues relating to Afghanistan. In a meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Samarkand on Friday, Modi said his country and Iran share views about the developments in Afghanistan. In their first in-person meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday discussed with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi bilateral ties, regional developments, including Afghanistan, and reviewed the progress...

Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Congress...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

New Delhi | WTNS | Aug 26: In a significant setback for the Congress party, veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has resigned from all positions, including primary membership of the party. In his resignation letter, Azad said that the Congress party has lost both the will and ability under the tutelage of the coterie that runs the All India Congress Committee to “fight for what is right for India”. Recalling his close personal relationship with the Gandhi family, Azad said that he has great personal...

COVID-19 situation in India a ‘devastating reminder...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | April 24:The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday (April 23, 2021) commented on the deteriorating COVID-19 situation in India and said that it is a ‘devastating reminder’ of what the virus can do. Tedros also said that the WHO is ‘deeply concerned’ about the increasing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in India right now. “We know that the situation is complex, and requires different responses in different...

Congress backs Gupkar Declaration, Chidambaram calls abrogat...

( India )

Srinagar | WTNS | October 18:Backing Gupkar Declaration, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has said that the grand old party “resolutely stands for the restoration of the status and rights of the people of J&K”. Calling abrogation of Article 370 arbitrary and unconstitutional, Chidambaram said that the Centre must stop looking at the mainstream parties and the people of J&K as secessionist or anti-national. “The arbitrary and unconstitutional decisions of the Modi government of August...

“Was It Magic?” Asaduddin Owaisi Asks How Babri ...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | September 30: Expressing outrage over the verdict of a special CBI court that acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veteran L K Advani, in the Babri mosque demolition case, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday called it “obnoxious” and said the central agency should appeal against it. Speaking to reporters, Mr Owaisi in his reaction to the judgment said, “This judgment satisfies the collective consciousness of hindutva and its followers and ideology.” He...

All accused acquitted: Five Points Made By Judge In Babri Mo...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | September 30:Nearly 28 years after the Babri Masjid was demolished, a special CBI court has acquitted senior BJP leader and former Union Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani and 31 other accused persons in the case of criminal conspiracy. CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav said the accused, including veteran BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, were being acquitted due to lack of evidence. The judge added that the demolition of the mosque on 6 December 1992 was...

How Much Longer Will India Be Kept Out Of UN’s Decisio...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | September 27:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening made a strong pitch for a more prominent role in the UN Security Council – the global body’s highest decision-making forum, for India, asking “Till when do we have to wait? Till when will India be kept away from the UN’s decision-making process?” “When we were weak, we didn’t trouble the world. When we became strong, we didn’t become a bojh (burden) on the world. Till when...

Parliament has no power to scrap JK Special Status & Ar...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | September 11:Prominent Indian Politician and Constitutional Lawyer in the Supreme Court of India Prof.Bhim Singh has questioned the Modi government on the issue of Article 370 which still persists as Article 370 in the Indian Constitution. The Article is very essential to save constitutional integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country as the Ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, had acceded the entire State of J&K to the Union of India. In a Statement...

Grateful to teachers for their contribution towards building...

( India )

Srinagar | WTNS | September 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to teachers on the Teachers’ Day, saying people are grateful to them for their contribution towards shaping minds and building our nation. PM Narendra Modi also tweeted a clip of his address to the nation in the last month’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme. “Who better than our knowledgeable teachers to deepen our connect with our nation’s glorious history. During the recent #MannKiBaat,...

10,000 Troops To Be Withdrawn From J&K:Centre...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | August 20:Around 10,000 paramilitary forces personnel will be immediately withdrawn from the Jammu and Kashmir, the Central government said in an order on Wednesday evening. The forces were deployed in Jammu and Kashmir in August last year as a precautionary measure when the Centre ended the state’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. The decision was taken after the Union Home Ministry reviewed the deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces or...