Kashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants'
NEW DELHI: India's army says it has carried out "surgical strikes" against suspected militants along the de-facto border with Pakistan in Kashmir. The operation was aimed at preventing attacks being planned by Pakistan-based militants, a senior army official said. He said "significant casualties have been caused to the terrorists and those who are trying to support them". Pakistan denies India carried out any strikes and says two of its soldiers were killed in cross-border shelling. "The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists' bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Ind...Read More
India raises Pakistan's human rights abuses in Balochistan at UN human rights body
NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday launched a scathing counterattack against Pakistan by raising human rights violations it perpetrates in Balochistan at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). India also took aim at human rights violations by Pakistan's politico-military establishment across the country, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Pakistan's response however steered clear of even mentioning either Balochistan or PoK, reported news agency. India's decision to raise the Balochistan issue in international forums had been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence D...Read More
India launches advanced weather satellite in textbook style
SRIHARIKOTA: Scripting success on the maiden operational flight of its heavy-duty rocket fitted with the indigenous cryogenic upper stage, India today launched its advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR onboard GSLV-F05 from the spaceport here. The 49.13-metre tall rocket lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 4.50 PM, majestically soared into the skies and injected the 2,211-kg INSAT-3DR into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit about 17 minutes later. Earlier, it was scheduled to lift off by 4.10 PM but due to "delay in cryostage filling operations" it was resche...Read More
Narendra Modi, Aung San Suu Kyi discuss bilateral security cooperation
VIENTIANE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's democracy icon and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi today met here on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits and "positively assessed" bilateral security cooperation. "An icon of democracy, a partner for development. State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with photos of the two leaders shaking hands and holding talks. Looking elegant in a peace sarong, blouse with a green stole with her trademark orchid flower pinned in ...Read More
Pokemon Go in Indian court for 'hurting religious sentiments'
Delhi: Augmented reality game Pokemon Go has landed up in an Indian court over allegations it is hurting the religious sentiments of millions of vegetarians. The high court in Gujarat state was asked to ban the game because its images of eggs in places of worship were "blasphemous" to Hindus and Jains. The court has asked the makers of Pokemon Go to respond to the charges. It is unclear if the makers, Niantic Inc, will do so. The court move has been met with derision on social media. Pokemon Go has not been officially released in India, but many still play thanks to workarounds. The game c...Read More