NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday urged the government to step up international pressure on Pakistan and move the International Court of Justice to enable Indian death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav to file a review petition against his death sentence. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said one cannot expect anything from Pakistan. "We have to put our faith in the Indian government. It must go flat out to ensure legal rights are granted to Kulbhushan Jadhav," he said. "They (Government of India) should move heaven and earth, they should make applications in the ICJ, the matter has not ended. They should create an adverse public opinion globally that how can a man who is defenceless not be allowed to exercise these rights,"
NEW DELHI: Road deaths and serious injuries in India cost 7.2% of GDP, which translates to nearly 11.39 lakh crore ($172 billion), in 2016, according to an estimate made by the World Bank. Exchange of a US dollar in 2016 was around Rs 67. In a document released this week "Guide For Road Safety Opportunities in Low and Middle-Income Countries", the global funding agency has cited three estimates of road deaths data in 2016. While the Indian government’s data showed nearly 1.51 lakh fatalities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had estimated this at 2.9 lakh. The World Bank’s Global Burden of Disease report has estimated 2.19 lakh fatalities in road crashes in 2016. The report also estimates that nearly 4.48
(Representative image)BEIJING: TikTok's mother company, China-based ByteDance, could face a loss of $6 Billion following Indian government's decision to ban 59 Chinese apps including wildly popular TikTok. "The loss of Chinese internet company Byte Dance mother company of Tik Tok could be as high as $6 billion after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok following deadly border clash between India and Chinese troops last month," reported a news agency citing sources. A source close to ByteDance said that in the past few years, the company had invested more than $1 billion in the Indian market, and the ban could virtually halt its business there, causing a loss as high as $6 billion. That figure would exceed
The Indian government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps including the video-sharing app TikTok on June 29. TikTok was one of the most used apps in India and even Bollywood celebrities like Jacqueline Fernandez, Kartik Aaryan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Zareen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and others were active users of this app. The decision has been receiving mixed reactions from the people on social media. Zareen, who recently started making videos on TikTok, exclusively spoke about it with ETimes and supported the government's decision. She said that the ban should be imposed on Chinese goods also since it will impact their economy massively. The actress said, “I'm not sure what to say about this. I know that the root cause of this
NEW DELHI: After the TikTok app was removed from Google Play and App Store, the social media platform has stopped working totally in India. This comes within 24-hours of the Indian government banning 59 mobile apps of Chinese origin. Invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Information Technology blocked popular apps like TikTok, SHAREit, WeChat, UC Browser and 55 others. While the TikTok app could no longer be downloaded in the morning, the app has now stopped working altogether for those who had been using TikTok previously. On opening TikTok, a black screen pops up with a message which reads, “Dear users, we are in the process of complying with the government of
Paresh Rawal is one of the socially active actors on Twitter. Proving this once again, the ‘Hera Pheri’ series fame, took to Twitter to share his views on the Indian government’s scheme of free ration for the poor. See his tweet here: India applauds @narendramodi scheme of free ration for 80 crore people . — Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) 1593514521000 Paresh in his latest tweet wrote, “ India applauds @narendramodi scheme of free ration for 80 crore people.” Soon netizens began commenting on the posts with their different views on the government’s announcement. On Tuesday, PM of India announced an extension of government's free ration scheme for 80 crore poor citizens till November 2020 during his public speech. Earlier than this, the
Joe Biden (AP photo)WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden wants New Delhi to take necessary steps to restore rights of all Kashmiris and has expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act as well as the implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam. “These measures are inconsistent with the country's long tradition of secularism and with sustaining a multi-ethnic and multi-religious democracy,” according to the policy paper -- ‘Joe Biden's agenda for Muslim American community' posted recently on hos campaign website. A group of Hindu Americans have reached out to the Biden campaign expressing their resentment to the language used against India and have urged them to reconsider their views. The group has also sought
MUMBAI: Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that China tried to intrude into Indian territory but India "responded" to it. The BJP leader was addressing a virtual rally of party workers in Western Maharashtra from Nagpur through video link. "We know that our borders are not safe. China, in a way tried to intrude on our border but we responded to it," he said, referring to the stand-off in Galwan valley in Ladakh. "Since the days of late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Indian government has always tried to maintain cordial relations with neighbouring countries," he said. "India is not expansionist," the Union minister added. "India never tried to take a single (square) foot of land (even) from
JALANDHAR: Pakistan-based Sumaila and a resident of Jalandhar Kamal Kalyan, who got engaged online in 2018, have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in securing visas for Sumaila and her family members for their wedding. The duo, scheduled to get married in March, had to delay the wedding in the wake of Covid- 19 and lockdown. Now, Sumaila has urged Prime Minister Modi, through the media, to allow visas for her and her family members. Sumaila wants to get married to Kalyan as soon as visas are granted by the Indian government. Speaking over the phone, Sumaila said: "Kalyan has prepared the papers for visa sponsorship. But he was unable to send these papers to Pakistan due to Covid- 19lockdown.
NEW DELHI: India on Saturday slammed Nepal’s constitutional amendment to change its map on the national emblem to include Indian territories, saying it was not “tenable”. In a strongly worded statement after Nepal’s lower house unanimously passed the constitutional amendment on Saturday, the MEA spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava said, “This artificial enlargement of claims is not based on historical fact or evidence and is not tenable. It is also violative of our current understanding to hold talks on outstanding boundary issues." For the second time in five years, the India-Nepal relationship is heading for a train wreck. As KP Sharma Oli government in Kathmandu steered a constitutional amendment to Schedule 3 of the constitution to update the national emblem by
NEW DELHI: Tax exemption for future global cricket events in India has once again become a bone of contention between the BCCI and ICC as the former gears up to host the 2021 T20 World Cup and 50-over showpiece event in 2023. The ICC and BCCI have had a long standing feud on tax exemptions since the 2016 World T20 in India. An ICC spokesperson said that both parties are trying to reach an amicable solution. "The ICC and BCCI have been working in partnership to address the issue of tax exemptions for ICC events that is a requirement of the host agreement signed by all parties at the beginning of the cycle in 2015 and this work is ongoing," the spokesperson tod
NEW DELHI: As Indian firms scramble to develop a vaccine for coronavirus, experts feel that research in the country is still at a nascent stage and any concrete breakthrough is not likely within a year. The Indian government and private firms have stepped up efforts to develop a vaccine to halt the spread of Covid-19 which has claimed over 3,700 lives with more than 1,25,000 cases in the country. PM CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate Rs 100 crore for support to coronavirus vaccine development efforts. Referring to a vaccine to fight the virus, a PMO statement had said that it is the most pressing need and Indian academia, start-ups and industry have come together in cutting-edge vaccine design
कोरोना वायरस के इस संकट काल में भारत के करीब 2 लाख लोग विदेशों में फंसे हुए हैं. ऐसे सभी लोगों के लिए राहत की बात ये है कि सरकार इन्हें वापस लाने का काम शुरू करने जा रही है. अगर आपके परिवार का कोई सदस्य या आपका कोई परिचित लॉकडाउन के कारण विदेश में फंसा हुआ है तो ये जरूरी खबर नोट कर लीजिए. सरकार 7 मई से विदेशों में फंसे भारतीयों को वापस लाने का काम शुरू करेगी. ये भारतीय नागरिक विमान या नौसेना के जहाज से लाए जाएंगे. इस सुविधा का इस्तेमाल करने वालों को पैसे भी देने होंगे और यात्रा के पहले सभी को अपनी मेडिकल जांच भी करानी होगी. सिर्फ उन्हीं लोगों को वापस लाया जाएगा