Day: June 25, 2021

India’s Modi discusses Kashmir elections in first talks since autonomy revoked

SRINAGAR, India, June 24 – Indian premier Narendra Modi told leaders from Jammu & Kashmir that elections would be held there after the region’s constituencies were reconfigured following the revocation of its semi-autonomous statehood, meeting participants said. The talks on Thursday were the first between Modi and Kashmiri […]

India’s IT minister slams Twitter for denying access to account

NEW DELHI, June 25 – India’s technology minister slammed Twitter on Friday for denying access to his account for almost an hour amid growing tensions between the U.S. company and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration over compliance with new IT rules. Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a thread […]

Russia says Britain, U.S. are stirring up Black Sea row

MOSCOW, June 25 – Russia accused Britain and the United States on Friday of trying to incite conflict in the Black Sea and said it would defend its borders using all possible means, including military force. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was speaking a day after Moscow warned […]

First COVID-19 case could have emerged in China in Oct 2019 – study

SHANGHAI, June 25 – The virus that causes COVID-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday. Researchers from Britain’s University of Kent used methods […]

Integrated bilateral exercise of Indian Navy and Indian Air Force with US Navy concludes in Indian Ocean Region

The two-day integrated bilateral exercise between Indian and US Forces in the Indian Ocean Region concluded on June 24, 2021. Indian Navy along with Indian Air Force participated with US Navy Carrier Strike Group in the exercise. The exercise has been a key enabler in building interoperability and […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh reviews progress of construction of first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier at Kochi

Terms IAC as a shining example of AatmaNirbhar Bharat that will secure India’s interests in maritime domain DELHI, JUNE 25: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh reviewed the progress of construction of first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) built by M/s Cochin Shipyard Ltd., at Kochi on June 25, 2021. Shri Rajnath […]

Wrestler Sushil Kumar to remain in jail, court extends judicial custody till July 9

New Delhi, June 25:  A Delhi court on Friday extended the judicial custody of Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar till July 9 in connection with the alleged murder of a young wrestler at Chhatrasal Stadium here. Kumar was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Aggarwal at the end of […]

Expert panel formed to tackle possible third Coronavirus wave in children

Chennai, Jun 25:  With the likelihood of a possible third wave of Covid-19, the Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy here has formed an expert committee to guide the government in handling the crisis. The five-member committee consists of Siddha experts who have a track record of treating […]

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in J-K’s Kupwara

Srinagar, Jun 25: An infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said. Security forces foiled the infiltration bid in Tangdhar area, the officials said. Some arms and ammunition were left behind by the infiltrators. The recovery […]

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