Maldivian government has suspended three of its ministers – Mariyam
Shiuna, Malsha and Abdulla Mahzoom Majid – for making derogatory remarks about
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
In a potential boost for India-United Kingdom bilateral relations, Rajnath Singh will on Jan 8 become the first Indian defence minister to visit the UK in 22 years. He is leading a high level delegation to the United Kingdom with plans to discuss defence, security and industrial cooperation issues. George Fernandes was the last one to visit London in January 2002.
The Lt Governor administration in power-starved Jammu and Kashmir has come under fire from the political parties for leasing electricity from an under-construction 850 MWs Ratle power project in Kishtwar to Rajasthan for 40 years. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been signed at a time when Valley is facing power crisis in the months of winter.
In a shot in the arm for PDP, seasoned politician and
former J&K Chief Deputy Chief Muzaffar Hussain Baig, who is close to power
circles in New Delhi and who blamed the Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba
Mufti’s provocative statements for Article 370 abrogation and downgrading of
erstwhile J&K state into Union Territory earlier, on jan 8 along with his
wife re-joined PDP, the party he quit in 2020.
The Congress has finally taken action against its controversial former MLA Mewaram Jain who has been seen in a few objectionable sex videos that have gone viral. A woman in Barmer had accused him of raping her and molesting her minor daughter. Read More..
An apparent Israeli airstrike killed two Palestinian journalists in southern Gaza on Jan 7 , including the son of veteran Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Dahdouh, who lost his wife, two other children and a grandson — and was nearly killed himself — earlier in the war. Read More..
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met on Jan 7 with Jordan’s king and foreign minister and visited a World Food Program warehouse in Amman as he pressed ahead with an urgent Middle East diplomatic mission to prevent Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza from spreading. Read More..
German-born Hollywood actor Christian Oliver was killed along with his two young daughters as their small plane plummeted into the Caribbean Sea moments after takeoff.