Monday, March 4, 2024



Maldives calls for withdrawal of Indian troops by March 15; Core group meeting looks at workable solution

New Delhi, January 14: Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu on Sunday asked India to withdraw its military personnel from his country by March 15 even as the two sides deliberated on finding a "mutually workable solution" to enable continued operation of the Indian military platforms in the island nation. The issue was extensively discussed at the first meeting of the India-Maldives high-level core group in Male. The two sides decided to set up the core group on the contentious issue following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President...

Withdrawal of consent to CBI being sought to protect RJD: BJP

Patna, August 28: The BJP on Sunday alleged that the Nitish Kumar government was being asked to protect "corrupt" RJD by withdrawing general consent to CBI in Bihar, which would be against federal structure. State BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said the clamour, for withdrawal of general consent, in the ruling 'Mahagathbandhan' had arisen from "insecurity" that plagued the seven-party coalition. "The Mahagathbandhan is feeling insecure because of internal political contradictions, besides corruption scandals involving the RJD, its largest constituent," Anand told PTI. "A hue and cry is being made over...

Taliban warns of ‘consequences’ if August 31 deadline for US-led troop withdrawal is extended

London, August 23: Ahead of an emergency G7 meeting on Afghanistan, the Taliban on Monday warned that there will be "consequences" if the US and UK sought an extension to the August 31 deadline for the US-led troop withdrawal from the war-torn country. Speaking to Sky News' in Doha, Qatar, Taliban spokesperson Dr Suhail Shaheen stated that the month-end deadline was a "red line", as any extension would imply an extended occupation of the country.He said the timeline had been laid out by US President Joe Biden and threatened "consequences"...