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Will be decisive towards armed services' needs, Jaitley tells top chiefs

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops continues along the Sikkim border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday assured top armed forces commanders that the government will be decisive in its approach towards issues relating to the services. Addressing top commanders of the three forces at the opening day of the United Commanders’ Conference ... Read More »

Sharing experiences can help states solve their problems: Modi

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked states to learn from the best practices of each other to find solutions to problems and challenges that they face. At a conference organised by the NITI Aayog here, the Prime Minister said there is a lot to learn from the experiences of states “which could provide the ... Read More »

Konta beats Garcia in Wimbledon last 16

London, July 10 (IANS) A determined British tennis player Johanna Konta beat French Caroline Garcia 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 in the last 16 at Wimbledon on Monday. The 26-year-old Konta, seeded No.6, left her best to the last as she committed just two unforced errors, fired four aces and won 79 per cent of first serve points and 83 per cent ... Read More »

Opposition meet on Tuesday to choose VP candidate

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Congress and other major opposition parties will meet here on Tuesday to decide on their vice presidential candidate while the ruling BJP is expected to finalise its nominee by July 13. If the President’s election in which both the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led opposition have fielded their respective nominees is an indicator, a contest is ... Read More »

JIT observes discrepancies in Sharif family assets (Lead)

Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A three-judge bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday began examining a report submitted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which probed allegations of money laundering against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. According to local media, the JIT has observed major disparities in the finances of the Sharif family and their known and ... Read More »

China says there was 'no bilateral meeting' between Modi, Xi (Lead)

By Gaurav SharmaBeijing, July 10 (IANS) China on Monday said that President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “no bilateral meeting” on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, after India had claimed the two leaders discussed “a range of issues”. “According to my information, the two leaders did not hold any bilateral meeting,” Chinese Foreign ... Read More »

Delhi traffic causing economic, climate burden: Study

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The roads in Delhi are in the grip of a worsening congestion leading to problems in terms of burden on both climate and economy, says a study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). According to the study, average traffic speed on 13 arterial roads is currently 50 to 60 per cent lower than ... Read More »

Congress flip-flop on Rahul's meeting with Chinese envoy (Roundup)

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Congress on Monday did a flip-flop on its Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s meeting with Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui in Delhi amidst the border stand off, but sought to do some damage control later by asking questions of the government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Hamburg last week. ... Read More »

Palestine, Israel launch first power plant in West Bank

Jenin (West Bank), July 10 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday launched the first power plant in the West Bank that transforms high to medium voltage in Jenin, north of the West Bank. The official ceremony, attended by senior Palestinian and Israeli officials, included signing a commercial agreement between Israeli Electric Corporation ... Read More »

UP Police detain mother of LeT operative arrested in Jammu

Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday detained the mother and sister-in-law of Sandeep Sharma, alleged to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative, who was arrested from Jammu earlier in the day. Police raided his Ankit Nagar locality house in Muzaffarnagar and detained the two. Praveen, the elder brother of Sandeep aka Aadil, said if his brother was a ... Read More »

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