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Pakistan PM, foreign minister face criticism for remarks in interviews | World News

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were criticised on Monday by politicians and social media users for their stand on matters such as sexual violence and the status of slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. In an interview with the news programme Axios on HBO, Khan said men would be affected if women wore “very ...

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No reduction in fuel prices: TN finance minister | Latest News India

Chennai: Tamil Nadu finance minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan on Sunday ruled out any immediate measures to reduce excise duty on petrol and diesel due to the fiscal situation in the state. It was an election promise of the DMK government, and the minister said it would happen later when the situation is better. Speaking to reporters, the minister listed reasons ...

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Chennai Police bring back ex-AIADMK minister arrested from Bengaluru | Latest News India

The Chennai police on Sunday arrested former AIADMK IT minister M Manikandan from Bengaluru on a slew of charges filed by a Malaysian-Tamil woman, including rape and criminal intimidation, HT has learnt. “He was taken to the Anekal police station in Bengaluru first and now we are on-route to Chennai to conduct further investigations,” said an investigating officer who did ...

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Ex-AIADMK minister M Manikandan arrested for allegedly raping Malaysian woman: Report | Latest News India

Former AIADMK minister M Manikandan was arrested in Bengaluru by the Chennai city police for allegedly raping a Malaysian woman, causing miscarriage as well as for criminal intimidation, news agency ANI reported on Sunday morning, citing a statement by the Tamil Nadu police. The ex-state minister was evading arrest after the Madras high court refused to grant him anticipatory bail ...

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Ready for discussion on provisions of farm laws, says agriculture minister Tomar | Latest News India

Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday that the Centre is ready to resume talks with protesting farmer unions over provisions of the three contentious agricultural laws, though he ruled out a withdrawal of the reforms. Also Read : A year after being passed, farm laws continue to face protests “The Government of India is ready to have ...

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‘Remain cautious,’ warns health minister Harsh Vardhan as states relax Covid-19 restrictions | Latest News India

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday urged people to remain mindful of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour as several states are in the middle of the unlocking process. “People started taking Covid appropriate behaviour lightly after the vaccine was rolled out. We have started the unlocking process but we still need to remain cautious and follow all Covid protocols properly,” ...

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Canada’s House of Commons censures defence minister | World News

Canada’s defence minister Harjit Sajjan has been formally censured by the House of Commons, after a motion in this regard was voted upon late on Thursday. The censure motion was related to the ongoing controversy over an institutional crisis in the Canadian Armed Forces precipitated by a series of sexual misconduct scandals during Sajjan’s tenure, which began in November 2015. ...

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Pak foreign minister clears Taliban of violence, accuses India of terror acts | Latest News India

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has sought to absolve the Taliban for the high levels of violence in Afghanistan and accused India of “carrying out terrorist activities” from Afghan soil, drawing sharp criticism from Pakistani and Afghan leaders on Friday. Qureshi made the remarks in an interview with Afghanistan’s Tolo News, excerpts of which were posted on the channel’s ...

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Defence minister Rajnath says Yogi Adityanath’s commitment can’t be questioned | Latest News India

Rajnath’s response came after the Union defence minister was asked regarding the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Uttar Pradesh goes into elections next year. By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 11:10 PM IST Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that Uttar Pradesh chief minister ...

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Could Twitter, WhatsApp face ban in India? Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad replies | Latest News India

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said the government is not in favour of banning any social media platform. If half of the government is on Twitter, including Prime Minister and President, it shows how fair the government is, but social media intermediaries, a status that Twitter has lost, have to follow local rules, the minister said to news ...

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