Chidambaram attacks Modi government over Kashmir

Our Correspondent /New Delhi Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram today attacked the Modi government’s Kashmir policy, saying its “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach had failed to end militancy in the troubled state. “It was claimed that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put an end to infiltration and militancy. Has it?” the former Home Minister tweeted. … Continue reading Chidambaram attacks Modi government over Kashmir

Congress condemns FIR against Tribune journalist

AMN /New Delhi The Congress party today condemned the FIR lodged against The Tribune newspaper and its reporter Rachna Khaira over Aadhaar data breach story and called it “witch-hunting” by the Narendra Modi government and “arrogance of power” at its worst. After a January 3 news report by The Tribune over breach in Aadhaar data … Continue reading Congress condemns FIR against Tribune journalist

The Tribune Editor-in-Chief’s statement on Aadhaar FIR

My colleagues and I are grateful for expressions of support and solidarity from media organisations and journalists. We at The Tribune believe that our stories were in the nature of a legitimate journalistic exercise. Our stories are in the best traditions of responsible journalism. Our story was in response to a very genuine concern among … Continue reading The Tribune Editor-in-Chief’s statement on Aadhaar FIR

Media bodies condemn FIR against Tribune journalists

AMN /NEW DELHI The Press Club of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps and Press Association express their strong objection and condemnation at the registration of a FIR against a reporter of The Tribune by an officer of the Unique Identification Authority of India for writing a story exposing alleged loopholes in the system. The FIR, … Continue reading Media bodies condemn FIR against Tribune journalists

32 crew members missing after 2 vessels collide off China coast

WEB DESK Thirty-two crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, have gone missing after two vessels collided off China’s east coast last night. China’s Ministry of Transport today said the collision, between a Panama-registered oil tanker and a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, occurred at around 8 p.m. local time in waters about 160 sea … Continue reading 32 crew members missing after 2 vessels collide off China coast

Severe snow blast freezes United States & Canada

WEB DESK The eastern United States and Canada are shivering under record-breaking low temperatures following as Arctic blasts followed a deadly winter storm. In Canada, temperatures approaching minus 50 degrees Celsius were forecast in northern Ontario and Quebec. Authorities warned Arctic air and dangerously cold wind chills could bring temperatures to as low as minus … Continue reading Severe snow blast freezes United States & Canada

Indian ports are set to double profit this year: Gadkari

AMN /SINGAPORE   Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that Indian ports are set to double their profit this year. Addressing delegates at the Asean-India Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Singapore today, the minister said that for this year, it is expected to generate a profit of 7000 crore rupees from port … Continue reading Indian ports are set to double profit this year: Gadkari

Govt proposes e-Sansad, e-Vidhan in Parliament & State Legislatures

  AMN Government has proposed rolling out e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State Legislatures to digitize and make their functioning paperless. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth kumar will inaugurate the 18th All India Whips’ Conference in Udaipur, Rajasthan tomorrow and will consider to rolling out of e-Sansad and e-Vidhan in Parliament and State Legislatures. The … Continue reading Govt proposes e-Sansad, e-Vidhan in Parliament & State Legislatures

Parliamentary panel asks SAIL to improve performance

AMN / NEW DELHI A parliamentary panel has said, PSU steel giant Steel Authority of India Ltd, SAIL must adopt necessary measures to remove all bottlenecks and focus on overall improvement in performance in view of competition from private players. Observing that SAIL achieved its highest ever hot metal production at 15.73 million tonnes during … Continue reading Parliamentary panel asks SAIL to improve performance

Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen

Pakistan today released 147 Indian fishermen from Karachi’s Malir jail. Jail administration officials told Dawn News that the fishermen who were jailed eight months ago, are set to travel to Lahore this afternoon. The officials said in Lahore, the fishermen will cross the Wagah Border and return home. The officials have said some 262 Indian … Continue reading Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen