External affairs minister Jaishankar holds telephonic talks with British counterpart | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: External affairs minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with his British counterpart Dominic Raab and discussed progress made on issues that figured during their extensive in-person talks last month. The British foreign secretary visited India in December during which both sides agreed on the key elements of an ambitious 10-year … Read more

Farmer leaders considering postponement of Feb 1 foot march to Parliament in wake of Jan 26 violence | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Protesting farmer leaders are considering postponement their foot march to Parliament on February 1 against the three farm laws in wake of the violence in the national capital during the tractor parade on Republic Day. A senior farmer leader said the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is an umbrella body of the protesting … Read more

BJP’s UP MLA Surendra Singh accuses party MP Virendra Singh Mast of grabbing land | India News – Times of India

BALLIA: The BJP‘s Uttar Pradesh MLA Surendra Singh has accused party MP Virendra Singh Mast of grabbing land and said he will sit on a 101-hour fast so that good sense prevails in the parliamentarian and the district magistrate of Ballia. The Bairia legislator has also alleged that district magistrate H P Shahi was working … Read more

Mamata created Hindu-Muslim divide, did more harm than good to Muslims: Abbas Siddiqui | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, the influential cleric of Muslim shrine Furfura Sharif, who has muddied the political waters of West Bengal with the launch of Indian Secular Front (ISF), feels the Mamata Banerjee government has done more harm than good to the Muslims by creating a Hindu-Muslim divide. The 34-year-old cleric is trying to forge … Read more

Why did Centre not have prior information about tractor parade violence in Delhi: TMC | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Describing the farmers’ protest in Delhi against three new farm laws as “peaceful”, the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday wondered how a “fraction of agitators” could enter into the Red Fort and why the Centre didn’t have intelligence inputs on the possibility of violence during the tractor parade in the national capital. The ruling party … Read more

China opposes India’s decision to continue Chinese apps ban, says it violates WTO rules | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: China on Wednesday opposed India’s decision to continue the ban on 59 Chinese mobile apps and said the action is in violation of World Trade Organisation‘s non-discriminatory principles. In a response to media query, Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India, Counselor Ji Rong, urged the Indian side to immediately correct what it called … Read more

Samyukta Kisan Morcha alleges antisocial elements tried to ‘torpedo’ peaceful protests, slams govt, actor Deep Sidhu | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Farmers‘ body Samyukta Kisan Morcha Wednesday alleged “antisocial” elements like actor Deep Sidhu attempted to “torpedo” their peaceful agitation under a conspiracy, but asserted they won’t allow “the government and other forces inimical to the peaceful movement to break this struggle”. The morcha, which represents 41 farmer unions, has called an emergency meeting … Read more

Appeal to PM Modi government that anti-agriculture laws be taken back immediately: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A day after violence during the farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appealed to the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday to repeal, what he claimed were, “anti-agriculture” laws. Taking to Twitter, he also shared a quote by Mahatma Gandhi – “In a gentle way, you can shake the … Read more