Lashkar killed Shujaat Bukhari: J&K Police
India > Shujaat Bukhari > June 28
The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) hatched the conspiracy to kill the Valley-based senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari, and it was executed by four militants, including a foreigner, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on Thursday.
U.S. postpones 2+2 dialogue with India
World > US-India > June 27
The Ministry of External Affairs said the message postponing the talks came from the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. Mr. Pompeo spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and expressed regret.
Cabinet okays ₹2,000-cr. capital infusion for export guarantor across FY2017-20
India > Capital Infusion > June 27
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a capital infusion of ₹2,000 crore into the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) to be infused over the three financial years 2017-20.
Polish law on Holocaust amended
World > Polish > June 27
Poland on Wednesday amended a controversial Holocaust law that sparked outrage in Israel by imposing jail terms on anyone claiming that the government was responsible for Nazi German war crimes.
NGOs on ED’s radar for funding Naxals
India > Naxals > June 27
Expanding its investigations from the Bihar-Jharkhand region to Chhattisgarh, the Enforcement Directorate has zeroed in on some non-government organisations (NGOs) that are suspected to have funded Naxal operatives in the State.
EU holds emergency talks over migration
World > EU > June 24
European Union (EU) leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks on Sunday over migration as Italy’s new populist Cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe’s migrant burden. The talks involving 16 of the bloc’s 28 leaders aim to mend rifts over burden sharing. The meeting was called last week to clear the air before a scheduled full summit on on Thursday and Friday.
Italy refuses entry to rescue ships
World > Italy > June 23
Italy defiantly declared on Saturday that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of Malta in limbo with more than 230 migrants aboard.
London Mayor condemns U.K.’s ‘deeply offensive’ visa policy towards Indian students
World > visa policy > June 23
London Mayor Sadiq Khan described as “deeply offensive” the link drawn by the British government between the issue of Indian over-stayers and the decision to exclude Indians from the relaxation of visa documentation requirements for students from a number of countries.
Centre may offer sops for military
India > Military > June 23
The government is actively considering various steps to assuage the palpable discontent in military circles that has recently worsened because of the opening of cantonment roads to civilian traffic.