India and the United States share "unshakeable" ties, said US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Alice Wells, on Sunday, adding that the upcoming visit of President Donald Trump will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
A two-month old video has emerged that shows several policemen thrashing students at a reading hall of Delhi's Jamia Millia University on the day violence broke out at the campus after a protest march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held several meetings on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, including with the US special envoy on Afghan reconciliation and the Saudi foreign minister, and discussed regional and global issues with them.
The Delhi Police on Sunday (February 16) clarified that the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters at Shaheen Bagh protesters will not be allowed to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a large group.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 63-feet tall statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in Varanasi on Sunday.
Arvind Kejriwal, who led his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to another stunning victory in the assembly elections, will take oath as the chief minister of Delhi for the third time on Sunday.
In the wake of concerns by US leaders over the “human rights situation” in Jammu and Kashmir, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Saturday said “do not worry”, adding that India would “settle it”. Four influential US Senators had written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on February 12 seeking an assessment of the human rights situation in J&K.
Antarctica island has recorded the highest temperature that exceeded 20C for the first time on February 9. Researchers have logged a temperature of 20.75C on an island off the coast of the peninsula.
Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP that they had "never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica". He, however, said that the temperature logged on was just one reading and not part of a long-term data set.
However, the news that the icy continent is now recording temperatures in the relatively balmy 20s is likely to further fuel fears about warming of the planet.
The reading was reportedly taken at Seymour Island, part of a chain off the peninsula that curves out from the northern tip of Antarctica. The island is home to Argentina's Marambio research base.
Carlos Schaefer, who is a soil scientist, said that the reading was taken as part of a 20-year-old research project on the impact of climate change on the region's permafrost, adding that the previous high was in the 19s.
He further told AFP, "We can't use this to anticipate climatic changes in the future. It's a data point," adding "It's simply a signal that something different is happening in that area."
The news came a week after Argentina's National Meteorological Service (NMS) recorded the hottest day on record for Argentine Antarctica: 18.3 degrees Celsius at midday at the Esperanza base, located near the tip of the Antarctic peninsula.
The previous record stood at 17.5 degrees on March 24, 2015, said NMS, which has been recording Antarctic temperatures since 1961.
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have claimed that South Kashmir's Tral area is "terror-free", the number of terrorists in the area has now been reduced to three.
The cavalcade of CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked here on Friday (February 14) by a mob opposing his state-wide tour against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), seriously damaging the vehicle in which he was travelling and leaving several people injured.