External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File Photo/IANS)

India seeks details on Hindu girls’ abduction

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought details from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad following reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two Pakistani Hindu girls in Sindh province. “I have asked the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report,” the Minister tweeted. The two sisters, aged […]

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File Photo)

Sushma seeks report on Pakistani girls’ abduction

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday sought details from the Indian Embassy in Pakistan following reports of two Hindu teenager girls being abducted on the eve of Holi in Sindh province. “I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on this. @IndiainPakistan,” Swaraj tweeted tagging the media report. […]

Sapna Choudhary (File Photo/Facebook)

Haryanvi artiste Sapna Choudhary joins Congress, likely to contest LS poll from Mathura

New Delhi:¬†Haryanvi artist and popular stage performer Sapna Choudhary joined the Congress on Saturday. Choudhary, who wants to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Mathura against Hema Malini of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), met Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia before joining the party. Mathura has a dominant Jat presence and Choudhary hails from the […]

BJP leader Shanta Kumar (File Photo/Twitter)

BJP denies tickets to Shanta Kumar, Kariya Munda

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out with its fifth list of 48 candidates, denying tickets to party veterans Shanta Kumar and Kariya Munda while shifting Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Morena from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Besides Kumar and Munda, the party has also denied tickets to six […]

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Vice admiral Karambir Singh first copter pilot to become Navy Chief

New delhi: The government has appointed Eastern Naval Command head Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, a helicopter pilot, as the next Navy Chief replacing Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. Flag Officer Commanding-in-chief Eastern Naval Command Karambir Singh supercedes vice admiral Bimal Verma who heads the Andaman and Nicobar command. Verma would have become the […]

Yasin Malik (File Photo/IANS)

Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora hails government decision to ban JKLF

New Delhi: Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) on Saturday welcomed Union government’s “positive and pathbreaking” decision to ban separatist organization Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and holding its founder, Yasin Malik, responsible for the “genocide” of Kashmiri Pandits. The GKPD, a joint initiative of Kashmiri Pandit organizations in India and abroad, has been persistently demanding […]