Thursday, October 01, 2020


India, China agree to hold early meeting for disengagement along LAC

NEW DELHI:India and China on Wednesday agreed to hold a meeting soon between the senior commanders of their armies for an early disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where the two countries are locked in a face-off since June this year.

India, China agree to implement political leaders' consensus over border dispute

NEW DELHI:India and China agreed to implement the consensus reached by theirs leaders over the border issue during the 14-hour-long diplomatic-military talks in Moldo to resolve border disputes, the Indian Army stated on Tuesday.

China in illegal occupation of 38,000 sq km of Indian land: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: China is in illegal occupation of 38,000 square km of Indian land and it considers another 90,000 square km as its own, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Tuesday, adding that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not clearly delineated.


China to hand over 5 Arunachal youths on Saturday: Rijiju

ITANAGAR:Five youths from Arunachal Pradesh, who went missing on September 2 and were later found to be in Chinese territory, would be handed over to Indian authorities on Saturday, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju announced on Friday.

India to China: Massive PLA deployment along LAC 'flash points'

NEW DELHI/MOSCOW:India has told China that it failed to provide a credible explanation for the deployment of massive troops of People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

Jaishankar likely to stopover in Iran enroute to Moscow

Chinese troops tried to unilaterally alter status quo: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: Chinese troops attempted to unilaterally alter the status quo in violation of the bilateral agreements, the Central government said on Saturday after China stated that India is entirely responsible for the border stand-off in Ladakh.

Lok Sabha to meet on Sep 14

NEW DELHI:It is now official that the Lok Sabha will meet again this September 14 at 9 a.m. It will be meeting for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out.

Cong red flags Chinese missile structures near the border

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Sunday once again targeted the Narendra Modi government over the construction for the deployment of missiles at the India-China borders and said that the government should discuss the China border issue during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

China builds 5G infra along LAC, fresh construction at Pangong Tso

NEW DELHI:As India and China continues to be in a border dispute deadlock, Beijing has started laying fibre optics cables and installing other equipments for Fifth-generation wireless technology -- commonly known as 5G -- along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

After SC verdict, BJP's Prasad flays Rahul on PM-CARES issue

NEW DELHI:Soon after the Supreme Court turned down a plea that money in the PM-CARES fund be transferred to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF), the BJP attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and his party while bringing up the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation issue.

Hiding truth 'anti-national', bringing it out 'patriotic': Rahul

NEW DELHI:Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday sharpened his attack on the Modi government over the Chinese intrusions in Ladakh saying that "hiding the truth" and allowing China to occupy Indian land is "anti-national" and bringing it to people's attention is "patriotic".

China has built new structures in Pangong Tso area

LADAKH: A month and a half after the violent face-off with Indian soldiers along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, Chinese troops have disengaged but built and retained several news constructions in the Pangong Tso area, as per the latest satellite images.

Modi 100% focused on his own image: Rahul in latest video

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the India-China border face-off saying he is 100 per cent focused on building his own image and "one man's image is not a substitute for a national vision".

Pompeo hails India for banning 59 Chinese apps

NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday commended India for banning 59 Chinese apps including TikTok citing a serious security risk even as he launched a scathing attack on China, saying that Beijing cannot threaten countries and "bully them in the Himalayas".

Dynasty's shenanigans: Nadda's swipe at 'Project RG Relaunch'

NEW DELHI:Soon after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi through yet another video over the India-China stand-off, BJP President JP Nadda on Monday hit back at what he called the "dynasty's shenanigans" and China's "strategic investments" in one dynasty.

Modi fabricated his fake image of strongman to come to power: Rahul

NEW DELHI:Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday once again sharpened his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the India-China border face off issue saying he fabricated a "fake" strongman image to come to power and now his biggest strength is "India's biggest weakness".

Trump now avoids taking stand on India-China conflict

NEW YORK:US President Donald Trump is now avoiding taking a stand on the India-China conflict in contrast to his earlier critical remarks about Beijing or that of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Disengagement at LAC with China intricate, requires constant verification: Army

NEW DELHI:The Indian Army on Thursday stated that the disengagement process at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China is intricate and "requires constant verification". It also emphasised that India is taking the de-escalation process forward through "regular meetings at diplomatic and military level".

Nadda's attack on Rahul desperate Bid to distract Public attention from Govt's failure in Galwan, Says Capt Amarinder singh

CHANDIGARH:Taking strong exception to BJP president JP Nadda’s attack on Rahul Gandhi over the India-China standoff issue, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday trashed it as a brazen attempt to distract public attention from the Government of India’s failure in Galwan Valley.

Gujarat hub of Chinese investment': Congress hits out at PM

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging his home state Gujarat has become the 'epicentre' of Chinese investment in India.
This remark comes amid the India-China border tensions that saw 20 Indian soldiers get martyred in the Ladakh region following which the Centre brought curbs on Chinese investments.

Both Indian, Chinese troops retreat 2km each in Galwan

LEH:Both Indian and Chinese troops have retreated two kilometres each along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Galwan Valley, where 20 Indian and unknown number of Chinese soldiers were killed in a violent face-off last month.

30,000 Indian troops in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese

LEH: Around 30,000 troops of Indian Army are in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh, following the additional deployment of three brigades since the violent face-off last month.

'Age of expansionism over': PM Modi's clear message to China from Ladakh

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while at Leh, said in a clear warning to China without naming it, that the "age of expansionism is over."
Addressing India's armed forces, he said, "The age of expansionism is over, this is the age of development. History has been witness that expansionist forces have either lost or were forced to go back."

Ganeshotsav to turn 'Arogyautsav' at Lalbaugcha Raja

MUMBAI:First time in its 86-year history, the famed and iconic Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol will not be established during the upcoming 11-day Ganeshotsav, officials said here on Wednesday.

Centre asks telcos, ISPs to block access to banned Chinese apps

NEW DELHI:The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has directed telecom operators and internet service providers to block access to all the 59 Chinese apps banned by the government with immediate effect, sources said.

Indian Startups to create better than Chinese apps: Javadekar

NEW DELHI:Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed the Modi government's decision to ban 59 Chinese applications, connecting the move to 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.

Mamata's MP nephew mocks PM's 'hypocrisy' over Chinese apps ban

KOLKATA:West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is a nephew of Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "hypocrisy' over the Centre's move to ban 59 Chinese app

Netizens, TikTokers welcomes govt's decision on banning Chinese apps

NEW DELHI:Soon after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including Chinese short-video making app TikTok over national security concerns, netizens on social media platforms hailed the government's decision.

Ahmed patel welcomes decision to ban Chinese apps

NEW DELHI:Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Monday welcomed the governments decision to ban nearly 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser, among others.

BJP promotes Make in India, but buys from China: Rahul

NEW DELHI:Amid the growing demand to boycott Chinese products in the wake of India-China stand-off, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious programme -- Make in India, saying imports from China after 2014 have actually increased.

Will comply with India ban, not sharing users' data with China: TikTok

NEW DELHI: Chinese short-video making app TikTok on Tuesday said it is in the process of complying with the Indian government order to ban 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, and is not sharing any data of Indian users with the Chinese government.

India bans 59 Chinese apps over national security concerns

NEW DELHI: The Indian government on Monday banned nearly 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi's Mi Community over national security concerns as India-China bilateral relations remain strained after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese PLA troops in eastern Ladakh.

BJP promotes Make in India, but buys from China: Rahul

'China lulled India into complacency by Jhoola diplomacy'

NEW DELHI: Amid allegation of PM-CARES fund receiving money from the Chinese companies, former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday mounted fresh attack on the Prime Minister on his 'Jhoola Diplomacy', a jibe on Indian and Chinese leaders sitting on a swing during one of the visits of Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, to India.

Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay

DHARAMSALA: The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.

Military aggression not first by China, won't be last: Lobsang Sangay

DHARAMSALA:The ongoing military aggression across the Himalayas is not the first by China and it won't be the last. India never shared a border with China -- it is the Indo-Tibet border. Knowing its strategic significance, India should consider the geopolitical importance of Tibet as one of its core issues.

China has occupied Y junction in Ladakh: Sibal

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Saturday sharpened its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the India-China face-off, accusing him of giving inconsistent statements on the issue. It said the Chinese soldiers have occupied 'Y' junction in Ladakh and are very close to Burtse town.

Prasar Bharti warns PTI it's 'reviewing relationship'

NEW DELHI: In what can be seen as the government putting its foot down, Prasar Bharti, India's public broadcaster, is sending a letter threatening to end its "relationship" over the alleged "anti-national" reportage by news agency Press Trust of India or PTI. This comes soon after the PTI carried an interview with Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong, where he blamed India for the India-China violent standoff that saw 20 Indian bravehearts getting martyred.

Maha Congress attacks Centre on India-China border issue

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Congress on Friday launched a campaign '#SpeakUpForOurSoldiers' and targeted the Centre for "failing miserably and majorly surrendering" before China over the border issue in Ladakh.