Parts Of Northeast India To Continue With AFSPA For Another Six Months

Parts Of Northeast India To Continue With AFSPA For Another Six Months

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) has been extended for another six months, in 12 districts of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. It has been expanded in some areas of five more districts in the two northeastern states in order to help the military carry out anti-insurgency operations, and in some parts of Assam and […]

Brazil Election: Lula And Bolsonaro To Compete Again In Run-off Round

Brazil Election: Lula And Bolsonaro To Compete Again In Run-off Round

The top two contenders for the Brazil president’s post will face each other again in the runoff round, after neither of them secured an outright victory in the election. The election will determine whether the far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro is retained as head of the fourth-largest democracy in the world or, leftist leader Luiz […]

Dr Jaishankar Discusses Ukraine Conflict With US NSA, Remains Neutral On Russian Invasion

Dr Jaishankar Discusses Ukraine Conflict With US NSA, Remains Neutral On Russian Invasion

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar met with United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, to discuss the progress of the US-India strategic partnership, global and regional issues, and ways to advance a free, open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. He also discussed the Ukraine conflict with Sullivan during the meeting on Tuesday, at the […]

Pak’s Finance Minister Quits Amid Rising Economic Crisis

Pak’s Finance Minister Quits Amid Rising Economic Crisis

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has resigned from his post while the country continues to face an economic crisis and devastating floods, becoming the fifth finance minister to quit in four years. “I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister,” said Ismail in a tweet, on Sunday, adding that he had signalled his plans to Prime […]

Putin Authorises Partial Mobilisation Of Civilians In Russia, Faces International Sanctions

Putin Authorises Partial Mobilisation Of Civilians In Russia, Faces International Sanctions

As the crisis in Ukraine inches closer to entering its seventh month, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a partial military mobilisation in his country. Putin’s speech came a day after the Russian-controlled regions of eastern and southern Ukraine announced plans for a referendum on Russia’s membership. On Wednesday, Putin stated that he has signed […]

Iranian Women Chop Their Hair, Burn Hijabs In Protest Over Mahsa Amini’s Death

Iranian Women Chop Their Hair, Burn Hijabs In Protest Over Mahsa Amini's Death

After the custodial death of Mahsa Amini as a result of police brutality, Iran has confirmed at least three deaths during the protests against it, which intensified in several cities on Tuesday. Iran law enforcement affiliated Guidance Patrol, also known as the “morality police”, had detained Amini for wearing her hijab improperly. Amini allegedly succumbed […]

Tamil Nadu Waqf Board Claims Ownership Of Thiruchendurai Village

Tamil Nadu Waqf Board Claims Ownership Of Thiruchendurai Village

The Tamil Nadu Waqf Board has recently claimed ownership of the entire Thiruchendurai hamlet, shocking the inhabitants. Thiruchenthurai is a village on the Cauvery River’s bank, in Tiruchirapalli district. It also has a 1,500-year-old Sundareswarar Temple, which some are wondering how the Waqf can claim ownership of, since Islam originated only 1300 years ago. The […]

BJP’s ‘Nabanna Abhijan’ Turns Violent, Cops And Party Workers Involved In Brutal Clash

BJP’s 'Nabanna Abhijan' Turns Violent, Cops And Party Workers Involved In Brutal Clash

Roadways near the landmark Howrah Station transformed into a battle zone on September 13, as Kolkata Police sought to obstruct the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘Nabanna Cholo’ protest march. The party scheduled a protest march to ‘Nabanna’, the state administrative building. The march was organised to express opposition to the current All India Trinamool Congress […]