Ahead of Supreme Court verdict, public gatherings banned in Ayodhya

As the Supreme Court started final hearings in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri masjid case, the Faizabad district authorities have banned public gatherings in Ayodhya town, where the disputed site is. Read More
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US raises concern over situation in Kashmir again

Diplomats from different embassies, including senior officials from the United States and the United Kingdom, have contacted officials from India’s ministry of external affairs to express concern over the current situation in the Kashmir valley and that said they were watching the developments close Read More
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Those left out of final Assam NRC will get 10 months to prove ID

The Assam government has decided to offer window of 10 months for those who excluded from the final NCR to prove their Indian identity before they are sent to the detention centres. The Supreme Court has set August 31 as the deadline for Assam to release the final list of the NRC. Read More
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Government announces FDI reforms to push economic growth

The government has announced reforms in foreign direct investment in India, including 100% FDI under automatic route in coal mining and contract manufacturing. The centre has also approved 26% overseas investment in digital media and relaxed FDI norms for single brand retailers. Read More
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Pak to observe ‘Kashmir Hour’; sirens to blare across country

Pakistan has come up with a new plan to draw world attention at Kashmir following India’s move to defang Article 370, scrap Article 35A and bifurcate Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories. It announced that “Kashmir Hour” will be observed in Pakistan to show solidarity with Kashmiris. Read More
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RBI to transfer ₹1.76 lakh crore to govt from surplus reserve

In the wake of slowing economic growth and growing global uncertainty, the central board of the Reserve Bank of India approved transfer of ₹1.76 lakh crore surplus reserve to the central government. Read More
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ED petitions SC for Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a counteraffidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that it has sufficient evidence to justify arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram for money laundering under PMLA and his custodial interrogation is necessary to fully unravel the truth. Read More
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India may ignore China threats over Huawei 5G trials: Report

While India is preparing for its first field trials to test the next-generation 5G cellular technology in the upcoming months, China is building pressure on India to allow Huawei in the trials. China has warned India that blocking Huawei in the trials could result in consequences for Indian companie Read More
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In south Kashmir, stone pelters kill civilian truck driver

According to the police, the driver, Noor Mohammed Dar, 42, resident of Zradipora Uranhall locality of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district,was hit on his head by the stones hurled by the protesters. Two youths have been arrested in connection with the killing. Read More
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Arun Jaitley, former finance minister, dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart and former Union finance minister, died on Saturday at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 66. Read More
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