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Day 3 of 1st Sherpa meeting concludes with ‘substantive discussions’

At the first Sherpa Meeting of India’s G20 Presidency, held in Udaipur, Rajasthan, key global issues such as inclusive growth, multilateralism, and women-led development, as well as the 3Fs (Food, Fuel, and Fertilizer), tourism, and culture, were discussed in depth on day three. All five substantive sessions of the Sherpa meeting in Udaipur were completed

Winter Session: Congress to raise Chinese incursion, AIIMs cyber attack

The Congress today listed out a host of issues it would raise in the winter session that begins on December 7. Chinese border incursion topped the list. Cyber attack on All India Institute Of Medical Sciences is another issue that Congress party wants to rake up. During the all party meeting in Parliament, the Congress

Saket Gokhale arrest: TMC to rake up ‘excesses’ by Central agencies in Winter Session

On a day when their National Spokesperson Saket Gokhale was picked up by Gujarat Police for an alleged tweet against the Morbi accident, sources in Trinamool Congress told The New Indian the party would rake up the issue of use of central agencies against members of Opposition in the Parliament.  “Discussions on federal structure is

First Sikyong of Tibet Dr. Lobsang Sangay raises China’s Human Rights violations

Addressing a gathering at Asia Society on Tuesday, former Sikyong of Central Tibetan Administration Dr. Lobsang Sangay raised the issue of Human rights violations in China and also held engaging conversations with young leaders of the world. At the official launch of Japan’s new parliamentary group, Dr. Lobsang highlighted China’s Human rights abuses in Tibet,

Use G20 presidency to seal UNSC permanent seat, Cong urges PM Modi

The newly-elected President of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge made several suggestions at the all party G20 meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, chief among them was capitalizing on the global exposure to seal a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council. It is learnt that the grand old party chief

Son of blacklisted nuclear scientist with terror links, becomes Pakistan Army’s media chief

Ever since Pakistan’s new Army chief General Asim Munir picked General Ahmed Sharif to lead the powerful Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)– the Army’s media wing, the latter’s background has generated a lot of interest.  Sharif is the son of controversial, and blacklisted nuclear scientist Bashiruddin Mahmood. Mahmood was arrested in 2003 and later released by

TMC claims Saket Gokhale arrested by Gujarat police over Morbi tweet

Alleging “political vendetta” by the BJP, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has claimed that its national spokesperson Saket Gokhale has been arrested by Gujarat Police over a tweet about the Morbi bridge collapse. Narrating the turn of events that culminated in the arrest of Gokhale, party leader Derek O’Brien said that Gokhale was at the Rajasthan

EXC: BJP MP Sarkar backs Nisith’s claim on 40 TMC MLAs, Dola junks it

Following BJP MP Nisith Pramanik’s sensational claim that at least 40-45 Trinamool Congress MLAs were in touch with the party, his  fellow MP from Bengal Jagannath Sarkar has confirmed  to The New Indian that indeed the party has received communication from as many MLAs. However, Sarkar is cautious about indiscriminately filling up BJP ranks with

No violation of poll code by PM Modi, says BJP Gujarat Chief CR Patil

BJP Gujarat Chief Chandrakant Raghunath Patil rejected Congress’ claims that Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a “roadshow” before casting his vote in the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly polls 2022 on Monday. Explaining the circumstances under which the PM cast his votes  Patil said, “There was no roadshow. Despite security concerns, PM Modi ditched

Survey predicts AAP will leave behind Congress in Gujarat 

According to a survey, Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to win the Gujarat Assembly election and Himachal Pradesh Assembly election. The survey estimates BJP will win 167 seats out of a total of 182 seats in Gujarat and 62 seats out of 68 in Himachal Pradesh. The survey estimates Aam Aadmi Party’s will score