Delhi HC pulls up AAP government over ‘pathetic’ condition of added school

Delhi HC pulls up AAP government over ‘pathetic’ condition of added school

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal-headed Delhi government for the lack of basic facilities like drinking water and toilet in a fully added government school in the national capital, thereby giving a major blow to the AAP government’s claim of providing better education and other facilities at government added schools in Delhi. Describing the situation in the 100 per cent government- aided school as “pathetic”, a bench of…

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Chinese army conducts military drill in Tibet, first time since Doklam standoff

Chinese army conducts military drill in Tibet, first time since Doklam standoff

Beijing: For the first time since the last year’s Doklam standoff between India and China, People’s Liberation Army of China carried out military drill to test their logistics, armament support capabilities and military-civilian integration in Tibet, Chinese media reported on Friday. According to the Global Times, the drill was carried out by the PLA on Tuesday. China’s English daily said that the drill was in parallel with the PLA’s 13-hour long exercise conducted at an…

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PM Modi says government developing modern healthcare infra for poor, middle class

PM Modi says government developing modern healthcare infra for poor, middle class

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the Centre along with state governments is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare to benefit the poor and the middle class. After laying the foundation stone for the National Centre for Ageing at the All India Institute for Medical Science (AIIMS) here, Modi said in the last four years, the Centre has given priority to the health sector to provide modern healthcare to the…

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Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire amid Eid in J&K

Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire amid Eid in J&K

Jammu: An Indian Army jawan was killed on Saturday when the Pakistani Rangers opened firing in Nowshera block of Jammu and Kashmir. The ceasefire violation comes amid celebrations of holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr. The jawan killed in firing has been identified as Sepoy Bikas Gurung As per the media reports, the Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortar shelling targetting at Indian posts across the border. The holy month of Ramzan has witnessed over 10 such incidents…

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India rejects UN report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir, terms it ‘overtly prejudiced’

India rejects UN report on alleged human rights violation in Kashmir, terms it ‘overtly prejudiced’

New Delhi:Terming it “fallacious, tendentious and motivated,” India on Thursday rejected UN reports alleging human rights violation in Kashmir. In a strong reaction, the Ministry of External Affairs said the report is “overtly prejudiced” and seeks to build a “false narrative.” Stating that the UN report “violates India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” India questioned the intent behind the report. It also reiterated that “the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of…

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Trump administration approves selling of six Apache attack helicopters to India

Trump administration approves selling of six Apache attack helicopters to India

Washington: India’s arms acquisition drive has received a boost as the Donald Trump administration has given a green signal to a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to New Delhi for $930 million,  the State Department said on Tuesday. The US government has sent the agreement for approval to the US Congress. The deal is expected to go ahead provided no US lawmaker raises an objection to it. Tata and Boeing have begun…

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Syrian war: 44 killed in suspected Russian airstrikes

Syrian war: 44 killed in suspected Russian airstrikes

Beirut: At least 44 civilians, including five children were killed in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, in air strikes  believed to have been carried out by Russia, a Britain-based monitor said on Friday. “War planes, which are likely Russian, targeted the village of Zardana in northern rural Idlib overnight and caused the highest death toll in a single attack on the region including 11 women and six children,” Rami Abdulrahman, the director of the Britain-based war…

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Indian rupee drops 16 paise to 67.08 against US dollar

Indian rupee drops 16 paise to 67.08 against US dollar

Mumbai: Indian rupee on Thursday declined 16 paise to 67.08 against a strengthening US dollar in early trade after the RBI hiked key lending rate or repo rate by 25 basic points to 6.25%. On Wednesday, the six-member monetary policy committee unanimously voted to hike repo rate by 25 basis points. The last time this benchmark hike was noticed in January 2014. The increase was considered the first interest rate hike in a four-and-a-half years,…

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RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis, EMI on home and car loans may go up

RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis, EMI on home and car loans may go up

Mumbai:The RBI on Wednesday hiked repo rate (the rate at which it lends money to banks) by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent, the first increase since 2014. With this hike, the interest rates on loans will become dearer as it will make borrowing for banks expensive and they may charge higher from customers. A few days ahead of RBI’s monetary policy review, SBI, PNB and ICICI Bank had last week increased benchmark lending…

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SC allows Centre to provide reservation to SC/ST in promotion till adjudication of issue

SC allows Centre to provide reservation to SC/ST in promotion till adjudication of issue

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to provide reservation in promotion for SC and ST employees as per law until the issue is pending for adjudication. Earlier the government had told the apex court that it was bound to give promotion to its employees, but after orders passed by various high courts, the government found it helpless to give promotions to its SC/ST employees. “I am the government…

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