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Day: August 7, 2019

PM pays tributes to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid tributes to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at her residence in New Delhi today. Expressing condolence over her demise, Prime Minister said, “A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who […]

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Prime Minister salutes the courageous and resilient sisters and brothers of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

Says Passing of the landmark Bills on Jammu and Kashmir a momentous occasion in Parliamentary Democracy open view news desk Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed the passing of bills pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir as “a momentous occasion in our Parliamentary democracy”. In a series of tweets […]

ISRO announces Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research

open view news desk As part of centenary year celebrations of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, father of Indian space programme, ISRO institutes two categories of awards in journalism. ISRO has announced its “Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research” to recognize and reward journalists who have […]

Ladakh Buddhist enclave jubilant at new status but China angered

MUMBAI, India – The Buddhist enclave of Ladakh cheered India’s move to hive it off from Jammu and Kashmir state, a change that could spur tourism and help New Delhi counter China’s influence in the contested western Himalayas. Beijing, though, criticised the announcement, made on Monday by the […]

Pakistan downgrades relations with India over Kashmir move

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India – Pakistan said on Wednesday it would downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with arch-rival India after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status. Neighbours China and Pakistan, which both claim parts of the region, have voiced fierce opposition […]

Sushma Swaraj: extraordinary leader with many firsts

New Delhi, Aug 7: The last rites for Sushma Swaraj, the former foreign minister and a BJP stalwart, were conducted Wednesday to the sounds of ceremonial bugle and Vedic mantras, the widely different tunes emblematic of the woman herself who harmonised many different chords in her persona.  Swaraj, one […]

India hails ‘historic’ Kashmir rule as Pakistan, China slam move

India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday hailed “historic” legislation to bring Kashmir under its direct control but Pakistan and China challenged the divisive move, sending tensions soaring between the nuclear neighbours. New Delhi stripped Kashmir of its seven-decade-long autonomous status via a presidential decree on Monday, hours after […]

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