Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of J and K National Conference Farooq Abdullah reacted on India and Pakistan agreeing to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir. Welcoming the decision, he said that it is a big step and both the Prime Ministers will try to solve the issues. India and Pakistan's militaries on February 25 announced that they have agreed to stop firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and other areas with effect from the midnight of February 24-25.
India has reiterated that its position on key issues with Pakistan remains unchanged. When asked whether DGMO talks which reinforce the 2003 ceasefire agreement will pave the way for the dialogue process between India and Pakistan, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "On relations with Pakistan we expressed earlier that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan. We have always maintained we want to address issues if any in a peaceful and bilateral manner. On key issues our position remains unchanged. I don't think I need to reiterate." Srivastava also spoke on the threats to Indian citizens in Canada. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a slew of completed projects in Puducherry. India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control and other sectors, according to a joint statement today.
Jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud and money laundering in the ₹ 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank scam, can now be extradited to India.
The central government has finalised the rules to regulate internet-based businesses and organisations, social media companies, OTT streaming services, and digital news outlets. BJP youth wing leader Pamela Goswami, who was arrested by the West Bengal Police in Kolkata for possession of 100 gms cocaine, has made sensational allegations against senior BJP leader Rakesh Singh.
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Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that drug racket in valley is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. He said, "Punjab and J-K are easy targets for drug smuggling because of border proximity. Drug racket is supported and sponsored by Pakistan. BSF has recovered 66 kg drugs in Jammu's Arnia sector." In Kashmir, areas like Kupwara, Poonch, Baramulla, Samba are active zones of drugs, he added.
"If I want to conduct a public meeting there, then why am I not being permitted?" asked AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi during a press conference on February 25. Owaisi said that Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda can hold a rally, Congress, CPM, TMC can hold a rally then why can't AIMIM. "TMC MPs speak about freedom of expression, constitution, dissent in Parliament. But they have two faces, they say one thing in Delhi and do just the opposite in Bengal," he said. The AIMIM chief further said that Model Code of Conduct has not come into effect now. "If they're refusing to give us permission even before that, how will election be free and fair?" he asked.
After farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced the plans for marching to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors in order to intensify pressure on the central government to withdraw the three new farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar responded by saying that the government has still left its doors opened for discussions, while also underlining the previous talks. "Government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss," Tomar told reporters in the national capital. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait while addressing a Kisan rally in Rajasthan's Sikar today said if the government will not repeal the farm laws, then they intends to march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors.
Union Minister and BJP leader Shripad Naik will be discharged from hospital today. He said, "I am getting discharged today and I am well now and will be fit in next 10-12 days hopefully. If doctor permits, I'll join the budget session on March 08. I'll try. It (accident of Jan 11) was so sudden that I couldn't understand anything. I am thankful to all for the help. Prime Minister asked me to recover well and said he'd reassign ministerial charge temporarily. If doctors allow, I will go to Parliament on March 8." Shripad Naik and his family met with an accident on January 11 in which his wife lost her life.
IAF chief RKS Bhadauria said that airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly. The IAF chief was speaking at a book launch event in New Delhi's Air Force Museum. Bhadauria released Retired Air Marshal Bharat Kumar's book 'The Epic Battle of Longewala'. "Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, but they didn't factor in airpower. 'They thought what could half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer do? It was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if the time and place are chosen correctly," he said. The Battle of Longewala took place in December 1971 in the Thar desert of Rajasthan.
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During the release of 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' book, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that Pakistan Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant, however it didn't factor in airpower. "Pak Army's plan of armoured thrust was brilliant. But they didn't factor in airpower and thought what would half a squadron sitting in Jaisalmer would do, it was their mistake. Airpower can bring asymmetric results if time and place are chosen correctly," said IAF chief in the event at the Air Force Museum today. 'The Epic Battle of Longewala' has been authored by Air Marshal Bharat Kumar (Retd.).
Ahead of 72nd Republic Day, Pakistan once again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 25. The Pakistan Army fired with small arms and shelled mortars. Meanwhile, the Indian Army retaliated befittingly. Locals are in fear due to the continuous shelling activity in Karmara sector.