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Both Political And Militant Fronts Of Terror Groups Must Be Dealt With: General Rawat

New Delhi(PTI): All terror outfits have a militant and a political front and to deal with the menace of terrorism, both need to be addressed simultaneously, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today. Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue here, Rawat said strong curbs are put on the militant wing of terrorist organisations for their violent activities. However, the political organisation of...

Modi, Netanyahu Begin Roadshow In Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a eight-km long roadshow from the airport to Sabarmati Ashram here today. After arriving in Modi's home state, the two leaders along with the Israeli prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu set out in a car from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport here. The roadshow will end at the...

Benjamin Netanyahu, Wife Visit Taj Mahal

Agra(PTI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara today visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal. Netanyahu was received by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria Airport. He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the airport, the chief minister's office said on Twitter. The dignitaries spent some time at...

Modi-Netanyahu Bonhomie: Israeli PM Netanyahu Ready To Do Yoga With ‘Friend Narendra’

New Delhi(PTI): The bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his "good friend" Benjamin Netanyahu was on full display today when the leaders hugged and shook hands a number of times during their joint press event. While the visiting Israeli prime minister called Modi a "revolutionary leader" and used an endearment like "my friend Narendra", Modi responded with great warmth,...

Pak Taliban Claims It Killed Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad(PTI): The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007, saying it killed her as she allegedly planned to collaborate with the US against the 'mujahideen' if she returned to power, says a book by the banned terror group. "The return of Benazir Bhutto was planned at the behest of the Americans...

I Am Not A ‘Racist’, Says Donald Trump

Washington(PTI): "I am not a racist," US President Donald Trump has said as he sought to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his reported derogatory remarks against immigrants from Haiti and Africa. A row broke out last week over Trump's alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations. Trump reportedly used the word to describe African countries during an...

Teen Murti Chowk Renamed As Teen Murti Haifa Chowk After Israeli City Haifa

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu today attended a ceremony at the Teen Murti Memorial here to mark the renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk. The two leaders also laid a wreath and signed the visitor's book at the memorial. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived on a six-day...

Threat of CBRN Weapons Becoming A ‘Reality’, Says Army Chief

New Delhi(PTI): Army Chief Bipin Rawat today said the threat of the use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear weapons, collectively termed as CBRN, was becoming a "reality", particularly from "non-state actors". Bipin Rawat said that unlike the conventional military, CBRN combat requires operations in a "highly unpredictable" environment, where the adversaries may use "asymmetrical" means to counter India. "The threat...

India Launches Cartosat-2 Series Satellite, 29 Others

Sriharikota(AP & PTI): India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here. The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation s mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H onboard PSLV-39 ended in a...

‘Barrack Obama Received Gifts Worth USD3K During January 2015 India visit’

Washington(PTI): Former US president Barack Obama had received gifts worth about USD 3,000 during his visit to India in 2015 as Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade, according to the State Department. Obama was the first US head of state who attended the parade in 2015. According to the Department of State's Protocol Office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Obama...

US Could ‘Conceivably’ Return To Paris Climate Accord: Donald Trump

Washington(PTI): President Donald Trump today said the US could "conceivably" return to the landmark Paris climate agreement but did not indicate any move in that direction. In June, Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and decided to renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration. Defending his decision...

Narayana Murthy Son-In-Law Inducted Into Theresa May Government In UK

London(PTI): Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys chief Narayana Murthy, is among two new Indian-origin MPs to be inducted into the UK government by British Prime Minister Theresa May following the recent reshuffle of her team of ministers. Sunak, 37, a Conservative party MP for Richmond (Yorkshire), has been appointed the new parliamentary under- secretary of state in the Ministry...

Trump Postpones ‘Fake News Awards’, To Be Announced On January 17

Washington(PTI): US President Donald Trump today postponed the announcement until January 17 of his much- talked-about 'fake news awards' to the "most corrupt and biased" American mainstream media for its "dishonesty and bad reporting". Trump,71, has been at loggerheads with several US mainstream media outlets, including the CNN, ABC News, The New York Times and the Washington Post. He has quite...

No One In White House Questions Trump’s Mental Stability:US’ Envoy Nikki Haley

Washington(PTI): No one in the White House questions the mental stability of Donald Trump, US' top envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said in response to an allegation against the American President in a controversial book. Indian-American Haley, the first-ever Cabinet-ranking official in any presidential administration, defended staffers in the Trump administration as loyal and respecting. Haley's defence of Trump...