2019 Lok Sabha elections: ‘Mahagatbandhan’ seat sharing for Bihar unveiled; RJD 20, Congress 9

The Congress finally managed to get its seat sharing formula in place in a major state for the coming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Congress and its allies announced their seat sharing pact for Bihar, where the ‘mahagatbandhan’ is led by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). RJD will contest in 20 of Bihar’s 40 Lok Sabha […]

‘Naya Pakistan’ should show ‘nayi soch’ with ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups: India

mid claims by Pakistan government that it has seized the headquarters of Hafiz Saeed led Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Lahore, India on Saturday said Islamabad should show ‘nayi soch’ with ‘naya action’ against terrorist groups and cross border terrorism. Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was barred by Pakistan’s Punjab provincial government from delivering the Friday […]

Ensure safety of citizens from J&K: MHA issues advisory to states in aftermath of Pulwama attack

In the wake of isolated reports from some part of the country, that students and citizens from Jammu and Kashmir are facing the heat after Pulwama attack, MHA has now issued advisory. In the advisory it has said, “There have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu&Kashmir are experiencing threats&intimidation in light […]

Here are the women elected to serve in the next Congress

A surge of female candidates produced a record-breaking number of women elected to serve in the next Congress, shattering the prior record of 107 currently at the Capitol. While races are still being called, 103 women have won election or reelection across the country so far. They join 10 women in the Senate who weren’t […]

US exempts India from certain sanctions for development of Chabahar port in Iran

The United States has exempted India from imposition of certain sanctions for the development of the strategically-located Chabahar port in Iran, along with the construction of the railway line connecting it with Afghanistan. The decision by the Trump administration, which a day earlier imposed the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and is very restrictive in […]

WhatsApp has been linked to lynchings in India

Widely-distributed hoax messages sent on the app, which Facebook owns, have been blamed for more than a dozen lynchings across India. Facebook has deployed a series of new features in recent weeks to try to fix the problem. The latest feature, rolled out last week for testing, uses a red label to warn users that […]

India’s Narendra Modi Vows to Ban All Single-Use Plastic by 2022

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced an ambitious pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022. The initiative seeks to cut plastic pollution flowing from India’s population of 1.3 billion in the world’s fastest growing economy, the Guardian reports. “The choices that we make today will define our collective future,” said […]

Nipah Virus, Dangerous and Little Known, Spreads in India

A rare, brain-damaging virus that experts consider a possible epidemic threat has broken out in the state of Kerala, India, for the first time, infecting at least 18 people and killing 17 of them, according to the World Health Organization. The Nipah virus naturally resides in fruit bats across South and Southeast Asia, and can […]

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