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Imported items, including liquor, to be banned in defense canteens

24 Oct 2020

Imported items, including liquor, to be banned in defense canteens

The government is set to ban imported items, including liquor, in the defense canteens as it has ordered its 4,000 military shops to stop purchasing all "direct imported" goods, reported Reuters.

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

24 Oct 2020

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

22 Oct 2020

Twitter shows Leh in China, India issues warning to CEO

The Indian government has written a strongly-worded letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after the micro-blogging website showed Leh as a part of China.

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

21 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, held in Ladakh after crossing LAC, handed back

A People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier who had been apprehended by the Indian forces after he strayed across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh was handed over to China on Tuesday night, officials said.

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

19 Oct 2020

Farooq Abdullah grilled over cricket association scam; party cries vendetta

Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K Cricket Association, his party decried the move with son Omar calling it "political vendetta."

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

19 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

The Indian side caught a Chinese soldier in Eastern Ladakh, and he will be returned to the People's Liberation Army, the Army said in a statement on Monday.

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

18 Oct 2020

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India is prepared for any eventuality with China.

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

15 Oct 2020

J&K: Gupkar signatories form alliance to restore Article 370

Days after the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from her year-long detention, Jammu and Kashmir politicians floated an alliance to restore J&K's constitutional status as on before August 5, 2019.

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

15 Oct 2020

China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA

The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

12 Oct 2020

Pakistan, China creating border row under mission: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that after Pakistan, China seems to now be creating a border row, as though the nations are on a mission.

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

10 Oct 2020

Talks won't help: US NSA on India-China border row

As talks to resolve border tensions between India and China have remained fruitless, the United States National Security Advisor (NSA) has said that it is time to accept that dialogue will not persuade China to change.

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

05 Oct 2020

Prepared for airstrike against China: IAF Chief amid LAC tensions

Sending a strong message to China, IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday that India was well-prepared for airstrikes after the Galwan Valley episode in June.

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

30 Sep 2020

India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions

India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

29 Sep 2020

India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC

India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

24 Sep 2020

Kashmiris would rather be ruled by Chinese, says Farooq Abdullah

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

19 Sep 2020

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday unveiled a Rs. 1,350 crore economic package for the Union Territory.

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

17 Sep 2020

Centre monitoring 2,500 social media accounts spreading Chinese propaganda

The central government is reportedly keeping a close eye on thousands of social media accounts that are allegedly spreading Chinese propaganda.

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

17 Sep 2020

Army can't be stopped from patrolling: Rajnath on Indo-China tensions

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday addressed the Rajya Sabha on the pertaining border dispute with China, declaring that no global power can prohibit Indian troops from patrolling in the traditional areas.

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

14 Sep 2020

Rajnath Singh likely to address India-China row in Parliament tomorrow

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will likely address the ongoing India-China border row in the Parliament on Tuesday, according to reports. The timing of the statement has not been confirmed.

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

13 Sep 2020

LAC: India prepares for tense winter along border with China

Amid growing tensions along the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is preparing for a prolonged standoff through the winter.

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

08 Sep 2020

India dismisses China's claims, says PLA fired shots at LAC

India on Tuesday responded to the post-midnight claims of China that the Indian Army fired warning shots at the Southern bank of Pangong Lake, asserting that it was the People's Liberation Army that used firearms.

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

08 Sep 2020

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

Ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar called the situation in Ladakh "very serious," adding that a "deep political conversation" was needed.

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

07 Sep 2020

BJP's Ram Madhav attends Tibetan soldier's funeral, later deletes tweet

In an unparalleled incident, the Indian Army on Monday accorded an honorable goodbye to a Tibetan soldier who died in Ladakh last month, reportedly after stepping on a landmine.

All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game

05 Sep 2020

All you need to know about Akshay Kumar's FAU-G game

Just days after the Indian government placed a fresh ban on more than 100 Chinese apps including the popular battle royale game PUBG amid escalated tension in Ladakh, a made-in-India alternative has been announced.

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

05 Sep 2020

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

United States President Donald Trump has extended his aid in resolving the ongoing border conflict between India and China.

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

05 Sep 2020

LAC: Rajnath Singh tells Chinese counterpart to restore status quo

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held talks with Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe in Moscow amid a border conflict between the two nations.

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

03 Sep 2020

China strongly opposes India's app ban; asks to 'correct mistake'

After India banned several Chinese mobile applications, China has said that it strongly opposed the move. China's Commerce Ministry on Thursday urged India to "correct its mistakes."

After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

01 Sep 2020

After recent flare-up, China claims India "disturbing" border peace

Reacting to India's claims that China transgressed in Ladakh on the intervening night of August 29 and 30, Beijing said on Tuesday that it was the Indian Army that violated the consensus and "illegally trespassed the LAC."

Indo-China clash: Army was "ready" for PLA soldiers in Ladakh

31 Aug 2020

Indo-China clash: Army was "ready" for PLA soldiers in Ladakh

On the intervening night of August 29 and 30, China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) came in "sufficient numbers," at the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso in Eastern Ladakh with an intent to change the status quo, but the Indian troops were well-prepared.

Months after Galwan clash, fresh tension in Eastern Ladakh

31 Aug 2020

Months after Galwan clash, fresh tension in Eastern Ladakh

On the intervening night of August 29 and 30, the Indian Army, in a statement, said that it thwarted another mischievous attempt by China's People's Liberation Army to change the status quo in Eastern Ladakh.

Chinese ambassador downplays Galwan clash, calls it "unfortunate incident"

26 Aug 2020

Chinese ambassador downplays Galwan clash, calls it "unfortunate incident"

Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong sought to downplay the Indo-China clash at Galwan Valley that took place around mid-June, at an Indo-China youth webinar.

Defense Ministry accepts Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, later deletes document

06 Aug 2020

Defense Ministry accepts Chinese intrusion in Ladakh, later deletes document

For the first time since tensions with China sparked along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) earlier this year, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) admitted to intrusion. This information which was available on MoD's website since Tuesday has now been taken down, said reports.

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

06 Aug 2020

J&K: L-G Murmu resigns; BJP's Manoj Sinha given top post

On Wednesday, exactly one year after the contentious Article 370 was abrogated, GC Murmu, who took oath as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on October 31, 2019, resigned, paving the path for the appointment of former Union Minister Manoj Sinha.

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

02 Aug 2020

It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be held from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

India, China to hold fifth round of disengagement talks today

02 Aug 2020

India, China to hold fifth round of disengagement talks today

India and China will hold the fifth round of talks focusing on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh on Sunday.