Meira Kumar, who will contest against NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind for the post of President, described the presidential poll as a battle of ideologies and not a Dalit versus Dalit fight as was being out made out.
Raising concern over the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the unnecessary disastrous hurry will be an epic blunder of the Centre, after the demonetisation move.
A day after India and the US asked Pakistan to stop cross-border terror China strongly defended its 'all-weather' ally, making it clear that it was Islamabad that was at the frontlines of the fight against terrorism. The remarks came in response to the India-US joint statement issued after the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump. China also accused India of meddling in Bhutan’s affairs and interfering in its road construction on land that clearly belonged to China. China has also stopped pilgrims from proceeding to Mansarovar since the dispute along the Sikkim border.
China has complained to India about Indian troops "trespassing" the Chinese boundary, hinting that pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar won't resume until the soldiers were withdrawn.
For now both the JDU and the RJD are stressing the fact that the Grand Alliance stands united despite the differences. But the question that is increasingly gaining currency in political circles is: For how long?
The US has cleared sale of predator Guardian drones to India with the two countries pledging to deepen their defence and security cooperation.
In a strong message to Islamabad, the US and India have told Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used for terror attacks on other countries and asked it to bring to justice terrorists blamed for attacks in Mumbai and other places in India.