In the first visit by a foreign delegation to Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, a group of 27 European lawmakers will travel to Valley today, a major diplomatic outreach by the government to counter Pakistan's narrative on the situation in the valley and to give them a "clear view" of India's development and governance priorities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh late on Monday night on a two-day visit, during which he will attend the third edition of Saudi Arabia’s high-profile annual financial conference and hold bilateral talks with top leadership of the Gulf Kingdom. He will deliver the keynote address under the title ‘What’s next for India?’ at the Future Investment Initiative (FII), which is dubbed as ‘Davos in the Desert’.
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Modi's AI One 'Not Subject To Our Provisions,' Says ICAO
The International Civil Aviation Organisation, the United Nations global watchdog, has reacted to India’s complaint against Pakistan over alleged violation of airspace rule and it is not exactly what New Delhi was looking for. According to Press Trust of India, ICAO has simply stated that it cannot look into the matter as the aircraft involved in the incident does not fall under its provision. Simply stated, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Air India One is considered by the ICAO as the state aircraft. Whereas the rules stipulate that cooperation over airspace is mandatory for civil aircraft. However, New Delhi’s battle is not completely lost. A Times of India report said that the ICAO has not only ‘acknowledged’ India’s complaint but also sought information from Pakistan.
Pakistan 'Launches' New Terror Outfit All India Lashkar-e-Taiba, Kohli, Modi On Hitlist: Sources
In a bid to evade mounting global pressure, Pakistan has reportedly launched a new terror outfit to carry out attacks in India. Government sources say that the new outfit has been named as All India Lashkar-e-Taiba, which many say is simple rechristening of the existing, infamous Lashkar-e-Taiba. Sources say that the new outfit’s existence came into knowledge of Indian intelligence agencies after a ‘hitlist’ was sent to the office of the National Investigation Agency recently. Read Complete Story HERE...
Justice Bobde Appointed As New Chief Justice Of India
It’s Official! President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday signed the warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India. He will take oath as the new Chief Justice of India on November 18. On October 18, outgoing CJI Ranjan Gogoi had started the process of the appointment of his successor. Read Complete Story HERE...
EU Far-Right Lawmakers in Kashmir: 85 days And Counting, What's Up in Locked Down Valley
Nearly 3 months later, New Delhi has finally allowed nearly 30 Members of European Parliamentarian (MEPs), drawn mainly from far-right parties to visit Kashmir. The move came amid mounting international pressure and tensions in Kashmir after New Delhi on August 5 announced abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and decided to bifurcate the state into Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh - hours after Kashmir was placed under a total clampdown. Read Complete Story HERE...
Govt trying to conceal 'real' situation in J-K: PDP
The PDP will not be part of any "rhetoric" the Centre wants to build by concealing the "real situation" in Jammu and Kashmir, the party said on Tuesday, distancing itself from any member who attended a lunch hosted by NSA Ajit Doval.
Doval on Monday met for lunch a group of 27 European lawmakers, who are visiting Kashmir on Tuesday. It was attended by senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig, among others from the state.