Attorney general KK Venugopal sought four weeks’ time to file the Centre’s reply. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, directed the government to file its reply by May 4 and posted the matter for hearing on May 6.
At least 15 bodies, including six children, were discovered during an overnight raid and gunfight on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Two suspected Islamic State gunmen and a civilian were killed in the shootout. A police spokesman said that three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead after the gunfight.
Although many in Pakistan found it awkward Prime Minister Imran Khan having been received in Beijing by Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Municipal Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Foreign Ministry officials say there is nothing unusual.
Sri Lanka Blast Updates: Multiple explosions in two churches of Colombo during Easter Mass. The churches hit were in the north of the capital, and the town of Negombo, just outside Colombo. Atleast 207 people were reported dead and more than 400 injured.
India will remain to be the fastest-growing economy this year clocking a growth rate of 7.2 per cent in 2019-20, despite risks of a global slowdown, financial markets and crude price volatility, according to the Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das.
He called for greater co-operation among emerging market economies on all fronts which will help them be better off in this uncertain environment.
Beleaguered Indian airline Jet Airways has suspended all international operations amid its continued financial struggles. The suspension is currently planned until Monday when airline officials will be meeting with lenders to attempt to secure more funding.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India had joined the US, Russia and China in an elite group of nations that have the capability to target satellites.
In a televised address to the nation, Modi said India has shot down a low Earth orbit satellite, noting the capability was crucial for national security.
CHENNAI: India on April 1 will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 third party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket, ISRO said on Saturday.
Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to USD 2 billion, spent Holi behind bars in one of England’s most overcrowded jails on Thursday, a day after a UK judge rejected his bail application.
China again blocked an initiative to tag Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council. Beijing’s move on Wednesday came as the Security Council was to take up a resolution on the matter, days after the February 14 Jaish attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama in which 40 soldiers died. The resolution, say sources, was backed by unprecedented number of countries going into the “double digits”. India said it was “disappointed by this outcome”.