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”.
The popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the satisfaction level of the people with his government soared while Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s rise on rating chart crashed after the aerial strike on terror camps in Pakistan, according to the findings of the opinion poll.
Fifty-one per cent of the respondents interviewed on March 7 said they were very satisfied with the working of the Central government compared to 36 per cent on January 1. The net approval rating (which calculates the number of approvers minus the disapprovers) has risen to an all-time high of 62 per cent on March 7, almost doubling from 32 per cent at the start of the year.
Hours after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to end preferential trade treatment for India, the government today said that the move will not have a “significant impact”. India currently enjoys duty-free entry for upto $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the US, under what is known as the Generalised System of Preferences or GSP.
Pakistan Military intelligence (MI) and ISI may be planning to carry out another conspiracy against Indian Army jawans, according to intelligence sources.
Chatter floated by a Pakistani number claims that the Pakistani MI and ISI agents operating in Kashmir are planning to “mix poison” in ration stocks of security forces deployed in the Valley.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Prime Minister Narendra Modi late Thursday amid reports that Russia had made an offer to mediate between India and Pakistan to defuse rising tensions between the two neighbours.
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It’s the most common of sights. As aeroplanes skid to a stop as they land, passengers invariably ignore the still glowing ‘fasten seatbelts’ sign and make a beeline for the exit, each one determined to be the first one out of the aircraft, as if there’s a prize waiting for them at the end.
The chiefs of the armed forces Wednesday updated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the security situation after Pakistani aircraft violated Indian airspace and an Indian pilot was taken into custody by the neighbouring country, sources said.
The meeting of the chiefs of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force is their second with PM Modi in 24 hours.
Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that it shot down two Indian military aircraft over Pakistani air space and arrested two pilots.
However, there was no official confirmation from the Indian government.