Three people were injured Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district following heavy shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border, police said. The Border Security Force retaliated to the firing.
Separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has paid tributes to the two Hizbul Mujahideen militants who killed decorated Indian army officer Colonel MN Rai and head constable Sanjeev Kumar Singh during an encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area this week.
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Delhi high court on Thursday said it would appoint an amicus curiae to see if there was any public interest in the graft allegations against Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh levelled by an NGO.
The abrupt removal of Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary triggered a war of words on Thursday as the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the “summary” decision while the BJP said the government was within its rights to choose bureaucrats for important posts.
Former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh took early retirement from service on Thursday as speculation swirled that she was removed from the country’s top diplomatic job because Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unhappy with her efforts to boost India’s global standing.
Hours before Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy was expected to walk into the CBI building in Kolkata on Friday to face questions over the multi-crore Saradha scam, the ruling party in West Bengal seemed caught between a rock and a hard place, analysts said.
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Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh, who spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s, died in New Delhi on Thursday at the age of 78.
S Jaishankar, India's new foreign secretary, took charge on Thursday, and said the government's priorities are his priorities. The FS will hit the ground running, with a visit to Beijing lined up. He will also have to help decide on new ambassadorial appointments.
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The swift change in the foreign office underscored Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sustained strategy to build a team of bureaucrats who, as analysts pointed out, would have the government’s confidence to deliver on its priorities.
In a display of unexplained brutality, a Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel was caught on camera mercilessly beating up a physically challenged man at Howrah railway station in West Bengal.
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Shireen Dalvi, editor of an Urdu daily newspaper, was arrested on Wednesday by the Mumbra police, for allegedly reprinting a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed that was originally published in Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly magazine. Dalvi was produced in a Thane court on Wednesday.