Top news of the day: China unlikely to support bid to list Azhar as global terrorist; Centre says photocopying secret documents a 'conspiracy', and more

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At UN, China unlikely to support bid to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

China on Wednesday signalled that it was not yet prepared to step aside and allow the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to list terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder-leader Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, hours before the world body is to meet for a crucial vote.

Rafale review: Photocopying secret documents is a 'conspiracy', Govt tells SC

The "photocopying" of sensitive documents on the war capacity of the Rafale combat aircraft and their leakage is a "conspiracy" affecting national security, the government claimed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

2019 Lok Sabha election: BJP-AGP alliance back on track in Assam

Two months after breaking off over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bharatiya Janata Party are allies again in Assam.

Don’t use Kartarpur for Khalistan propaganda, India to urge Pakistan

India is likely to urge Pakistan to not use the Kartarpur shrine for propaganda about the Khalistan issue, sources said in New Delhi on Wednesday. The issue is part of the security concerns that is being considered by the Indian side as paramount topic for the bilateral talks that will be held in Attari on Thursday.

Ayodhya dispute mediation process begins in Faizabad

Twenty-five litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case along with their counsels appeared on Wednesday before a Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel, in Faizabad, officials said.

Explainer: Why are Boeing 737 flights being grounded?

In the aftermath of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed all 157 people aboard, numerous countries, including India, have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 airline or banned it from their airspace. That the accident comes barely five months after the similar Lion Air crash in Indonesia involving the same aircraft model has only added to Boeing's woes.

Ethiopia to send crashed plane’s black box abroad, as grief grows

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said on Wednesday, as much of the world grounded or barred the plane model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.

SC pulls up Assam government over inadequate functioning of foreigners tribunal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday blamed the Centre and the Assam government for being lax about tackling the inflow of illegal foreigners into the northeastern State and their deportation. "It has become a joke. You have not done anything," Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi addressed the Assam government.

Will take action against Modi, Anil Ambani post investigation in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress, when it comes to power after the 2019 polls, will launch an investigation into the Rafale deal, and take action on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Anil Ambani post the investigation, president Rahul Gandhi said.

Premji pledges 34% Wipro shares for philanthropy

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji has earmarked 34% of Wipro Ltd shares worth ₹52,750 crore ($7.5 billion) for his philanthropic activities, a statement said on Wednesday.


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