How Aravalis became private property

While the amendment to the PLPA has raised concerns about forest cover of the Aravalis being eroded further, it’s the misuse of the land consolidation law that has done irreversible damage to the hills, over several decades. Haryana has India’s lowest forest cover, but the little that it does is […]

US targeting 52 sites if Iran retaliates: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets. In a tweet defending Friday’s drone strike assassination of a top Iranian general in Iraq, Trump said […]

Killing reasserts Trump’s ‘max pressure policy’

NEW DELHI: The assassination of Iranian military strongman Qassim Suleimani marks a strong reassertion of US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy which was seemingly stalled by Tehran countering America with its own “maximum resistance” that hinges on its asymmetric warfare capability. Faced with intense US pressure through economic sanctions […]

In Maharashtra, NCP extracts both home, finance

MUMBAI: The long-delayed portfolios in the three-party Maharashtra government were finalised on Saturday evening with NCP succeeding in securing the home department from Shiv Sena, to whom it had been allocated earlier. CM Uddhav Thackeray submitted the list of portfolios to governor B S Koshyari for approval in the evening. […]

Nankana row involved two Muslim groups: Pak

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Facing flak for the vandalism at the Sikh holy shrine of Nankana Sahib, Pakistan on Saturday said the “altercation” involved two Muslim groups rather than intimidation of Sikhs inside the gurdwara — an astounding claim in the face of videos of Friday’s incident. Pakistan said what happened at […]

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