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European Parliament delegation to visit Kashmir today for first-hand information

The Narendra Modi government has agreed to host 23 members of the European Parliament, currently on a visit to India, in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday so they can see first-hand the ground situation in the region after the nullification of Article 370, which gave Jammu & Kashmir special status.

INDIA RAISES FRESH $1 BILLION TO REPAY AIR INDIA DEBT

Air India Assets Holding Ltd (AIAHL), a special purpose vehicle created by the Indian government to hive off a part of Air India's massive debt, raised another INR70 billion rupees (USD986 million) through bonds.

Life remains affected in Kashmir for the 64th consecutive day

 Normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 64th consecutive day on Monday as main markets continued to be shut and public transport off the roads, officials said.

312 “debarred” Sikhs living abroad removed from list, can visit India

 At least 312 Indian-origin Sikhs living in foreign countries have been removed from a Ministry of Home Affairs “adverse list”, enabling them to apply for Indian visa and visit the country, a senior Ministry official said on Friday. Only two persons from the list have been excluded.

Pakistan Ban Affects Air India

Pakistan has extended the ban on India using its airspace on till from June 15. The ban has been in place since February 26.

SC asks NCM to define term ‘minority’

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to take a decision on a plea seeking guidelines for defining the term ‘minority’ and for their identification State-wise.

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Imran Khan are well-placed for transforming relations between two countries

India is being ruled by a strongman and his rule has worked for it as shown by its high growth rate. Its neighbour Pakistan is trapped in a low-growth cycle and its political dysfunction is at its pinnacle. The two don’t enjoy good relations but certainly India has the upper hand by virtue of its economic strength. I

India writes to Pakistan for building of Kartarpur Sahib corridor for Sikh pilgrimage

 Only a few months ago, Indian government refused to respond to an informal proposal sent by Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa through Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Ex-Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah benefited monetarily in encounter cases

Amitabh Thakur, former Superintendent of Police in the CBI, Gandhinagar, and chief investigating officer in the alleged fake encounter of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in November 2005, said then Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah had benefited politically and monetarily from the case.

Sabarimala temple Gender equality activist Trupti Desai blocked at Cochin Airport

Tension continues to prevail at the Cochin International Airport Limited at Nedumbassery as hundreds of protesters chanting Ayyappa hymns remain gathered outside blocking the gender equality activist Trupti Desai, who had announced her pilgrimage to Sabarimala Temple, from emerging out of the arrival terminal of the airport.

PM Modi launches healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat for deprived rural families

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rolled out the Centre’s flagship scheme — Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).

Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh after quitting BJP may join Congress

Manvendra Singh, Rajasthan MLA and son of former union minister Jaswant Singh, said today that he was quitting the BJP, calling his decision to join the party a mistake.

Govt facilitates NRI Kumbh Mela at Varanasi

Fifteen years after then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee launched the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ (PBD, or Non-resident Indian Day) conference to mark the day Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, the government has decided to move the date to facilitate NRI Kumbh Mela visitors, and “maximise their experience” during their visit to India.

US Hindu Alliance examines campaign against World Hindu Congress; Exposes key players and groups

A new report released by the United States Hindu Alliance (USHA) examines and exposes the key players behind the recently launched campaign against the World Hindu Congress, which will be held from September 7-9 in Chicago.