A retired army officer with expertise in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the north east was today (September 28, 2022) appointed as India’s new Chief of Defence Staff, the country's top military officer.
India today banned Popular Front of India (PFI), declaring the Islamic outfit and all its associates, affiliates, and fronts as illegal for five years under stringent anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Indian police are searching for a teacher accused of beating a low-caste student to death over a spelling mistake, officers said on Tuesday, after suppressing violent protests triggered by the incident.
India’s main opposition Congress party is likely to elect a new party president from outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty for the first time in nearly 25 years, as it looks for a reset ahead of the next election to compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has urged the international community to listen to “more voices of reason” and experiences “more acts of goodwill” in these turbulent times and said his country “is willing and able on both counts.”