India on Tuesday said that it has protested the Canadian government’s refusal last week to let a retired Indian government officer enter the country because he had served in India’s lead anti-insurgency force, the Central Reserve Police Force. Canadian immigration authorities had reportedly told Tejinder Singh Dhillon, a retired senior CRPF officer, that he was being turned back from Vancouver airport because he had served in a force that engages in “terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide”.
A court in the capital Tuesday asked the CBI to take possession of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler’s passport, after the agency submitted before the court that Tytler had wrongly stated in his passport renewal application that there are no criminal proceedings pending against him. “I am willing to believe that (checking the wrong box on the application) was a bona fide mistake by some clerk (who filled that form), but your response should have been to inform the passport office straightaway that the passport was issued by mistake,” said Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who was hearing the case in the absence of the regular judge.
India and Germany are likely to sign pacts to deepen cooperation in trade, investment and energy, besides exploring ways to step up defence cooperation during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Berlin beginning Monday. German ambassador Martin Ney said on Tuesday that Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are also likely to deliberate on a number of global issues, including the situation in the South China Sea, China’s Belt and Road initiative and the growing threat of terrorism.
Lack of a drainage cleaning system, ignored slums and poor law-and-order in Delhi were some of the issues raised before the BJP state leadership by party members on the second day of an executive meet by its Delhi unit. Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju said that despite winning MCD polls, BJP had “not really won Delhi”. “We have won because of division. We need to work,” said Jaju.
The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to cancel the tenders awarded to six firms during the previous Samajwadi Party regime to develop the 354-km long Purvanchal Expressway between Lucknow and Ghazipur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pitched for an “Asia-Africa growth corridor” to be developed along with Japan and the US in a bid to counter the increasing Chinese presence on the African continent.
Industrialist Naveen Jindal and others were today summoned by a special court here as accused in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh after it took cognisance of a CBI charge sheet.
A Su-30 MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday has lost its radio contact with the ground station, raising fears of yet another crash of the front line combat aircraft.
Despite being awarded a Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card for his sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that investigation would continue against Major Leetul Gogoi in “human shield” case.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested a chartered accountant (CA) in connection with its probe into a Rs 8,000 crore money laundering racket involving two Delhi-based brothers.