Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri killed in US drone strike in Kabul

The 71-year-old Egyptian surgeon, on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, had a USD 25 million bounty on his head Washington: Al-Qaeda’s reclusive emir Ayman al-Zawahiri, who played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and later formed the group’s regional affiliate in the Indian subcontinent, has been killed in a US drone strike in … Read more

June 24, 2022: The day Chief Justice Roberts lost his court

In the most important case of his 17-year tenure, Chief Justice John Roberts found himself entirely alone. He had worked for seven months to persuade his colleagues to join him in merely chipping away at Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. But he was outflanked by the five … Read more

Agnipath a pilot, tweaks if needed after 4-5 years: Army Vice Chief

Lieutenant General BS Raju, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, said Monday that the Agnipath recruitment scheme has been “well thought out”, and if any tweaks are required, they will be carried out at the end of four or five years. In an interview to The Indian Express on the day the Army issued a … Read more

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla interview: ‘Chief Justice Ramana’ comments (on lack of quality legal laws debates while enacting) are not correct. It contradicts reality. The reality is on records which cannot lie’

The Lok Sabha has witnessed a tumultuous period since 2019 with the ruling party BJP and the Opposition having been in conflict on a range of issues. However, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who completes three years in office, asserts that the Lower House of Parliament has become more effective and responsive as an institution … Read more

AAP Gujarat chief interview: ‘Why just Hardik? We want all fighters to join us …Their prerogative where they wish to go’

The Aam Aadmi Party’s Gujarat president Gopal Italia is a former constable and state secretariat clerk who was also associated with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS). Before he joined the Arvind Kejriwal-led partyItalia made the news for hurling a shoe at the former state Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja in protest against alleged corruption. … Read more

Himachal BJP chief: ‘State follows a two-party system, no space for third (AAP)…There is no strong Opposition’

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Suresh Kumar Kashyap, a former Air Force man, is a two-term MLA and currently represents the Shimla (SC) constituency in Parliament. On his way to attend the recent BJP national office-bearers’ meeting in Jaipur, he stopped over in New Delhi. He talked to The Indian Express about his tenure at the … Read more

Ladakh standoff shows China intends to keep boundary issue alive, says Army Chief Gen Pande

Even as the two countries are involved in discussions to find a resolution to the over two-year long standoff in eastern Ladakh, the entire episode seems to point that China does not have the intent to find an early resolution to the overall boundary question, Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande said on Monday. In his … Read more

CM Patnaik has lost credibility…BJP-BJD bonhomie in Delhi a false narrative: Odisha BJP chief Samir Mohanty

In the recent urban and rural local body elections in Odisha, the principal Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a severe setback, even as the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) swept the polls again. In the three-tier panchayat elections held in February, the BJP won 42 Zilla Parishad seats, down from 297 it had bagged … Read more

India, EU agreed to jointly address challenges from aggressive behavior of authoritarian regimes: EU chief | India News

India and EU agreed last week to jointly address challenges to their free and open societies from, among other things, aggressive behavior of authoritarian regimes, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an exclusive interview for TOI’s Sachin Parashar.Von der Leyen, who has accused Russia of using gas as an instrument of blackmail, … Read more

‘Who did Cong project as CM face? There is no set way. BJP central leadership will pick a person as CM’: Rajasthan BJP chief

In an interview with The Indian Express, Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia criticizes Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s “minority appeasement”, and talks about the BJP’s prospects in next year’s Assembly elections and reports of factionalism in the state unit involving those loyal to former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raj. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been repeatedly accusing … Read more