European Council, French & Polish Presidents Speak To PM Modi Over Ukraine Crisis; India Says Sovereignty & Territorial Integrity Top Priority

NEW DELHI: As Russia is thickening the columns of troops in besieged Ukraine, a slew of anxieties are emerging for India and other states across the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a telephonic conversation with three concerned world leaders from Europe. Andrzej Duda, President of Poland; Emmanuel Macron, President of France and Charles

Safe Passage To Indians Top Priority, Foreign Secy Shringla Directs Envoys In Conflict Zone

NEW DELHI: Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla today said no Indian is in Kyiv, the capital of besieged state Ukraine. So far the Indian government is concerned, all the Indian nationals have left Kyiv by now. But a huge crowd is said to be waiting in the western part of Ukraine. Indian authorities earlier

Indian Student Dies In shelling In Ukraine’s Kharkiv

NEW DELHI: A 22-year-old Indian student lost his life in shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed today. The student, Naveen Shekharappa belonged to Chalageri (Haveri) in Karnataka. He had reportedly stepped out to buy foods when he got caught in the shelling. In a tweet MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “with

Operation Ganga: PM Modi Dials & Thanks Slovak PM Heger For Evacuation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic yesterday over a telephonic conversation for facilitating the safe evacuation of the stranded Indian citizens from Ukraine. Bordered by Ukraine to the east, the Central European state Slovak Republic has accepted India’s appeal for permitting special evacuation flights from

Survival on chips & biscuits, Hiding In Cold War-Era Bunkers; Himachal Girls Narrate Ordeal On Return From Ukraine

SHIMLA: Life is priority, not MBBS degree, said two girls from Theog in Shimla district upon reaching their native place from war-torn Ukraine late on Sunday night. The two were trapped in Ukraine for days before they were evacuated by the Indian government. The medical courses offered by Ukrainian as well as Russian universities attract

“Concerned About Safety Of Indians In Ukraine”: PM Modi To Ukraine President

Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a telephonic conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. President Zelenskyy briefed PM Modi in detail about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine in the wake of Russian invasion. During his conversation with Ukrainian President,  PM Modi conveyed his deep concerns for

‘End violence, resolve differences through dialogue’: PM Modi to Putin

NEW DELHI: As Russia launched an attacked on Ukraine on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and appealed for an “immediate cessation of violence”. A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said President Putin briefed PM Modi about the recent developments regarding Ukraine. PM reiterated his long-standing

Rising Acid Attack Cases: Kashmir’s Turn Towards Religious Orthodoxy Responsible?

Kashmir was once again rocked by yet another shocking case of acid attack on a young Kashmiri girl by a Kashmiri man. The man was angry at the girl for spurning his advances. The girl is admitted to the hospital in a grievously injured condition and is fighting for her life. What is alarming is

Uttarakhand records 59.55% voter turnout in assembly elections

The hill state of Uttrakhand has recorded 59.55% voter turnout, across 70 constituencies of 13 districts. Haridwar district has recorded highest 68.73% voter turnout, while Almora has registered the lowest at 50.65%. Over 82 lakh voters are choosing their representatives for the 70-member state assembly. Overall, there are 632 candidates are in the fray The

IPL auction 2022: Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Tim David make a splash on Day 2

During the two days of the mega Indian Premier League auction, a number of youngsters stunned everyone by fetching astronomical prices by different teams. Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan and medium-pacer Deepak Chahar emerged as the two most expensive buys of the IPL auction 2022 by fetching Rs 15.25 crore and 14 crore respectively. Kishan was