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India ups ante against China, invites Australia to join Malabar drill | India News – Times of India
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India ups ante against China, invites Australia to join Malabar drill | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Upping the ante against China amid the ongoing military confrontation in eastern Ladakh, India has finally invited Australia to take part in its top-notch trilateral Malabar naval exercises with the US and Japan next month. The 24th edition of Malabar, to be held in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea in two phases in the first and third weeks of November, will mark the first time the “Quad” countries will come together for the combat manoeuvres on the high seas after a gap of 13 years. The four-nation war-games will clearly signal their intent against China’s expansionist behaviour in the entire Indo-Pacific region. China has repeatedly expressed strong opposition to any expansion of the Malabar exercise, which it sees as a multilateral naval construct designed to “counter and...
Police officer shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Anantnag | India News – Times of India
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Police officer shot dead by terrorists in J&K’s Anantnag | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Terrorists on Monday shot dead a police officer while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place in Bijbehara area of the district, a police official said. Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat was rushed to Bijbehara sub-district hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. Bhat was presently posted at Police Training Centre in Lethpora in Pulwama district. Source link
‘Attempt to defame Kerala’: CM hits back after oppn attack on Covid handling | India News – Times of India
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‘Attempt to defame Kerala’: CM hits back after oppn attack on Covid handling | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday responded to the opposition attack over his government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying that some people are trying to defame the state without any knowledge of the facts. "Some people are trying to defame Kerala without understanding facts regarding Covid containment by the state government," he said at a media briefing. Vijayan said that Kerala was the first state to report Covid in India and contained it successfully at that stage, adding that it also was the first in India to come up with a Covid protocol. The chief minister's response comes a day after the opposition parties hit out at the Left government over Union health minister Harsh Vardhan's comments on the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state. With Kerala...
Army to return Chinese soldier who ‘inadvertently’ strayed across LAC | India News – Times of India
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Army to return Chinese soldier who ‘inadvertently’ strayed across LAC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Army on Monday apprehended a Chinese soldier after he inadvertently crossed over into Indian territory in the Demchok sector of eastern Ladakh, where troops from the two sides are ranged against each other in the ongoing military confrontation since early-May. The soldier identified as Corporal Wang Ya Long, an armourer in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), will be handed over to Chinese officials at the Chushul–Moldo border meeting point after completion of formalities, as per established protocols. “The handing over will probably take place on Tuesday morning,” said an officer. “The PLA soldier was provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect him from the vagaries of high-altitude and harsh climatic conditions. A request has also been ...
Nadda to address four rallies; NDA meeting in Bihar on Oct 20, 21 | India News – Times of India
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Nadda to address four rallies; NDA meeting in Bihar on Oct 20, 21 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party president J P Nadda will address four public rallies in poll-bound Bihar on Tuesday and Wednesday and also speak at a meeting of leaders of the ruling National Democratic Alliance during a two-day visit to the state. Nadda will address election rallies in Buxar and Arrah on Tuesday afternoon, party spokesperson Sanjay Mayukh said. The BJP president will then address the NDA meeting in Arrah. District heads, MPs, district in-charges, assembly constituency in-charges, assembly convenors and candidates besides other important leaders from the region will participate in the meeting, he said. On Wednesday, Nadda will address election rallies in Bettiah and Motihari, Mayukh said. The Bihar Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in three phases on October...
Chinese soldier apprehended by Indian Army in Ladakh | India News – Times of India
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Chinese soldier apprehended by Indian Army in Ladakh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A Chinese Army soldier was apprehended near Chumar-Demchok area of Ladakh on Monday morning. The PLA soldier is currently in captivity of Indian Army. According to sources, the soldier might have entered the Indian territory inadvertently. He will be returned to Chinese Army as per established protocol after following due procedure, sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI. The latest incident was reported as both India and China held eighth round of discussion to resolve the border dispute in eastern Ladakh. The previous meeting of the military commanders from both sides to resolve the six month standoff was held at Chushul on October 12 but too ended without any resolution of the dispute. Source link
Assam Mizoram border dispute: All you need to know | India News – Times of India
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Assam Mizoram border dispute: All you need to know | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Assam and Mizoram share a 164.6 km inter-state border, and conflicting territorial claims have persisted for long. Several dialogues held since 1995 to resolve the border dispute have yielded little results. As a results, flare-ups along the border, over various issues, are not uncommon. Here's all you need to know. * The recent clashes occurred along Kolasib district of Mizoram and Cachar of Assam. * Some Mizo volunteers had put up checkposts, allegedly on Assamese side of the border, and purportedly in the wake of Covid pandemic. * Assam forest officials were allegedly not allowed to go beyond the checkpost, in a recent incident. * Mizoram police say some people from Assam pelted stones at a Mizo group on the outskirts of a border village on Saturday evening. * An irate mob...
Covid-19: What you need to know today
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Covid-19: What you need to know today

The second wave of the coronavirus disease in Europe, and the third in the US, comes as the number of cases nears 40 million (it was 39.1 million on October 17, according to the World Health Organization) around the world. Around 9 million (23%) of these are active currently, with a third of these in the US alone. India has just under 9% of active cases around the world. France has 8.1%, an indication of just how badly that country has been hit by the second wave. It isn’t just France; Europe, according to WHO, accounted for almost 40% of daily cases on Saturday. Russia, the Ukraine, the UK, Spain, Italy, even Poland are all seeing a sharp surge in cases.The Americas (powered by the US, but also by Brazil and Argentina), accounted for around 35% of cases. That number is li...
Outraged over Kamal Nath’s remarks, BJP leaders question Sonia, Rahul’s silence | India News – Times of India
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Outraged over Kamal Nath’s remarks, BJP leaders question Sonia, Rahul’s silence | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Outraged over remarks of Congress leader Kamal Nath about a Dalit woman leader of his state, several BJP leaders reacted angrily and questioned the silence of Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders of her party, including Rahul Gandhi. "Congress president Sonia Gandhi says Democracy is in danger. We agree fully. Yesterday was a day when her party’s ex CM of MP Kamalnath mentions Imarati Devi, a BJP candidate and a Dalit woman as ‘item’ in his speech,” tweeted BJP general secretary (organisation), BL Santhosh. Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath on Sunday referred to Dalit leader from the BJP Imarti Devi as ‘item’ at a political rally. The Congress supporters present in the crowd were found hooting and cheering at the “despicable” remar...
The real battle in Bihar | HT Editorial
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The real battle in Bihar | HT Editorial

The political contours in the Bihar election are now clear. On one side is the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), of the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a range of smaller forces, with Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial face. On the other is the Grand Alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and smaller Left parties. Then, there is the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) under Chirag Paswan — which is contesting against JD(U) and asking for support in the name of PM Narendra Modi. Despite strenuous denials by the BJP, the speculation that it encouraged the LJP refuses to fade away. And in small pockets of the state, a fourth force — of the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), in alliance with Bhaujan Samaj ...
From 1962 to 2020, India’s China error | Analysis
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From 1962 to 2020, India’s China error | Analysis

October 20, 1962, is embedded in collective Indian memory as a day of national humiliation when Beijing “surprised” Delhi and Chinese troops launched what the then defence minister, VK Krishna Menon, described as “an aggressive war” over disputed territory in the Ladakh region and NEFA areas (now Arunachal Pradesh). At one point in the brief eight-day war, it seemed as if Assam was being abandoned by a bewildered, panic-stricken Delhi and many inadequacies in India’s higher defence management and military preparedness were laid bare.Fifty-eight years later, there is a correspondence of events, wherein India and China are currently engaged in a tense military stand-off along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region and a large number of troops have be...
Analysis | Should corporates take a stand on TV news?
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Analysis | Should corporates take a stand on TV news?

The controversy around television news channels manipulating Televison Rating Points (TRPs) has turned the spotlight on three issues plaguing television news. The first is the growing toxicity in coverage that sometimes borders on what may be termed “hate speech”. The second is the reliability of the TV rating system which decides the fate of nearly ₹30,000 crore in advertising revenues. The third — linked to the two — is the role the advertiser plays in moderating this stridency by leveraging ad spends.The coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and its aftermath made a spectacle that would make most reality shows seem moderate in comparison. Hyper-aggressive anchors, high-voltage drama news breaks, dissing rival channels’ stories have become the norm — all for an increa...
The shifting nature of political alliances in the Bihar elections | Analysis
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The shifting nature of political alliances in the Bihar elections | Analysis

Political parties are apprehensive of forging pre- or post-electoral alliances even though the mathematics of winning elections, particularly in fragmented socio-political set-ups, compels them to do so. Coalitions have become a common phenomenon in segmented and plural democratic societies. However, they require a minimum ideological or policy overlap to work. The latest trends in forging coalitions, particularly at state-levels, however, defy this as both national and local parties, in their bid to capture power, have created alliances trumping all such considerations.Regional parties, however, being largely family-based and patriarchal, are not ideologically bent, and they are not averse to entering into any tactical arrangement with a party which could help their ride ...
The significance of the Malabar exercise | HT Editorial
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The significance of the Malabar exercise | HT Editorial

Australia is set to join the Malabar naval exercises, finally making it a drill which will see the participation of all four Quad countries — India, United States (US), Japan and Australia. While this was expected — especially after a sharp dip in China-Australia ties and a greater degree of convergence between all the four Quad countries on the need to signal determination against any Chinese attempts to impose its hegemony — it is testament to how quickly the international order is evolving.There is now a consensus, among every major liberal democracy in the world, that China is a threat — to political systems and open societies, economic self-reliance, and a rules-based regime, particularly in the international seas. India has traditionally sought to hedge its bets in l...
Confirmed Covid-19 cases cross 40 million mark globally
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Confirmed Covid-19 cases cross 40 million mark globally

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the planet has passed 40 million.The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world.The actual figure is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, and many people have had no symptoms. Source link
Covid-19 in India: Covid cases top 75 lakh as slowdown continues | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19 in India: Covid cases top 75 lakh as slowdown continues | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s Covid-19 case count went past the 75-lakh mark on Sunday, 33 days after the tally had crossed 50 lakh. India is the second country after the US to reach the grim milestone. However, the slowdown in the pandemic was evident as the previous rise of 25 lakh cases had taken just 32 days. The slowdown was evident in the daily numbers as well. On Sunday, India reported 57,174 fresh cases and 590 deaths, the first time in 90 days that the daily death toll had fallen below 600, as per data collated from state governments. This was also the first time since August 5 that the daily tally had fallen below 60,000 on a day other than Monday (when numbers drop sharply due to low testing and processing on weekends). India’s Covid-19 caseload had hit 50 lakh on September 15, when the...
AAP workers appeal to switch off vehicles during red traffic signal | Ground Report
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AAP workers appeal to switch off vehicles during red traffic signal | Ground Report

Delhi government launched the 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign in order to reduce the levels of pollution in the union territory and the nearby areas. Today, Aam Aadmi Party workers were seen requesting people to switch off the ignition during the red traffic signal.In this report, we show the ground reality of the campaign and the people's response. Take a look. Source link
For good relationship with India, vote for Donald Trump: Indian-American supporters
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For good relationship with India, vote for Donald Trump: Indian-American supporters

Describing President Donald Trump as India’s “good friend”, a group of Indian-Americans have urged the community members across the country to support and vote for the Republican leader in the November 3 elections. Al Mason, co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, on Sunday said the Indian-American community has emerged as a force to reckon with for the first time in the history of the US presidential election. “Your support will contribute to President Trump’s win,” he said. “This is a historical election where we all e have to make a simple choice. Do we want better economy, less taxes and smaller government, then let’s re-elect President Trump? You want to have a good friend for India, first time ever, let’s elect President Tru...
From political stunts in MP to politics in West Bengal: All about ‘item’ controversy
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From political stunts in MP to politics in West Bengal: All about ‘item’ controversy

Imarti Devi said that Kamal Nath was actually Kalank Nath for using derogatory words for a woman. Earlier, she said that Kamal Nath hailed from West Bengal and had come to Madhya Pradesh to win elections only. On the other hand Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be holding a silent protest against the statement of Kamal Nath. All of this is happening as MP by-polls and polls in West Bengal are impending Source link
Hathras case update: Know what all did witness Vikrant say
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Hathras case update: Know what all did witness Vikrant say

Vikrant aka Chottu was quizzed by the team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Hathras rape case. Vikrant is the one who owns the field where the victim was found. Vikrant claimed that none of the accused including Sandeep, Luvkush, Ramu and Ravi, were at the crime scene. He revealed that the victim's mother and brother were present when he reached the crime spotTake a look Source link