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Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

06 Jul 2020

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

02 Jul 2020

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

In a major development, all monuments, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and New Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public starting Monday, July 6, the central government announced on Thursday.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

01 Jul 2020

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

27 Jun 2020

India, China dig in for long haul, de-escalation seems afar

It's been almost two months that Indian and Chinese troops have been engaged in an eyeball-to-eyeball situation in Eastern Ladakh. During this period, a violent clash ensued in Galwan Valley too.

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

26 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

26 Jun 2020

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

23 Jun 2020

Mutual consensus to disengage: Army after 11-hour-long talks with China

The Indian Army on Tuesday released a brief note regarding the nearly 11-hours-long Corps Commander-level talks which happened with the Chinese on Monday.

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

22 Jun 2020

Nepal buries COVID-19 dead in India, will exhume body

In a displeasing series of events, Nepal's authorities are learned to have buried the body of a coronavirus patient on Indian soil in Uttar Pradesh, sparking panic among locals.

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

22 Jun 2020

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

20 Jun 2020

Sacrifices won't go in vain: IAF chief on Galwan episode

The sacrifices of those who laid their lives in Galwan Valley won't go in vain, Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said today at the combined graduation parade at Air Force Academy, near Hyderabad.

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

19 Jun 2020

Galwan martyrs had brutal marks, nation bids a tearful goodbye

Attacked by the Chinese in a barbaric manner at Galwan Valley, 20 Indian soldiers laid their lives, defending our territories.

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

19 Jun 2020

Galwan clash: 76 injured soldiers recovering; China releases 10 personnel

A total of 76 soldiers of the Indian Army were injured in the clash with China's People Liberation Army (PLA), on Monday, and all of them are recuperating, several reports said.

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

18 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: Second Major General-level talks begin; troops alerted

A Major General of the Indian Army spoke to Chinese military officials on Thursday, again, after Wednesday's talks at the same level remained inconclusive.

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

18 Jun 2020

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

17 Jun 2020

Army releases names of 20 martyrs; indebted India mourns!

On Wednesday, the Indian Army released the names of 20 soldiers who were killed in action on Monday at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh, after clashing with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

17 Jun 2020

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

17 Jun 2020

Indo-China clash: What happened at Galwan Valley? Here's a timeline

In the deadliest clash with the Chinese in decades, 20 Indian soldiers, including a Commanding Officer, were martyred in the Galwan Valley on Monday.

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

16 Jun 2020

Defense Minister holds meeting after three soldiers martyred along LAC

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tri-service chiefs, and Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat after three soldiers were martyred along the Line of Actual Control last night. The meeting lasted nearly 90 minutes.

Indo-China tensions: One Colonel, two soldiers killed in violent face-off

16 Jun 2020

Indo-China tensions: One Colonel, two soldiers killed in violent face-off

In a terrible piece of news, the Indian Army has confirmed that Colonel (Commanding Officer of an infantry battalion) and two jawans were killed in action yesterday night during the de-escalation process at the Galwan Valley.

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

06 Jun 2020

LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today

Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.

AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs: Details here

05 Jun 2020

AIFF invites bids for new I-League clubs: Details here

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has invited bids for new clubs who would take part in the I-League from 2020-21.

LAC deadlock: India and China to hold Lieutenant General-level talks

03 Jun 2020

LAC deadlock: India and China to hold Lieutenant General-level talks

After several rounds of meetings between Chinese and Indian militaries didn't douse tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Lieutenant General-level officers will sit on the table on June 6 for conversation.

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

02 Jun 2020

Top US Congressman slams China's aggression against India, suggests diplomacy

The chief of the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel, spoke on the underway tensions between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), commenting on Monday that the aggression of the Chinese is a matter of concern.

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

29 May 2020

Indo-China tensions: Modi not in 'good mood', claims Trump

For the second time in two days, United States President Donald Trump mentioned the ongoing border tensions between India and China, going as far as saying that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with the country's neighbor.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

28 May 2020

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

While countries, including India, are finding it difficult to keep the number of coronavirus cases low, they are faced with another major problem — cremation of the dead.

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

27 May 2020

Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

23 May 2020

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

In what comes as a big relief for commuters from Noida, the administration said on Friday that movement pass is not needed for those who have a valid train or flight ticket.

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

21 May 2020

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

15 May 2020

PM Modi and Bill Gates discuss coronavirus situation and vaccine

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an extensive discussion with philanthropist Bill Gates on the coronavirus crisis, the global response to the pandemic, India's efforts, and a vaccine.

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

12 May 2020

Know key details about timings as limited trains start today

Starting today, 15 special trains will run across India, almost two months after all rail services were suspended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital

05 May 2020

Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital

In a worrying series of events, 24 people, including serving personnel, tested positive for coronavirus at Delhi's Army RR Hospital, HT reported on Tuesday.

Social distancing in shreds outside liquor shops across the country

04 May 2020

Social distancing in shreds outside liquor shops across the country

In scenes that should scare one and all, norms of social distancing went for a toss on Monday morning when liquor shops across the nation opened for the first time after more than 40 days.

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

29 Apr 2020

USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings

Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

25 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: IOA misses bid to host 2030 Asian Games

India were unable to submit a bid for hosting the 2030 Asian Games before the deadline of April 22 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

24 Apr 2020

Gautam Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help amid lockdown

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir performed the last rites of his deceased domestic help in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.