Headlines at 9 pm: PoK India’s part, don’t ‘worry’ beyond a point: S. Jaishankar

At his first press conference after assuming office in May, Jaishankar said the issue with Pakistan is not Article 370, but cross-border terrorism and it should be first thing to be discussed

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

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PoK India’s part, don’t ‘worry’ beyond a point: S. Jaishankar

External affirs Minister S. Jaishakar on Tuesday said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is India's part and one day it expects to have "physical jurisdiction" over it. He asserted that there is no need to "worry" too much beyond a point about what people will say on Kashmir as it is an internal issue on which its position has "prevailed and will prevail".

Attack on Saudi Arabia came from Iran: US official

The United States has concluded the weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities was launched from Iranian soil and cruise missiles were involved.

The official said the US was gathering evidence about the attack to present to the international community, notably European allies, at the UN General Assembly next week.

Asked if Washington was certain that the missiles had been launched from Iranian soil, the official answered: "Yes."

Yemen's Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks but Saudi Arabia accused Iran and President Donald Trump also singled out Tehran.

NGOs receiving substantial funding from govt come under RTI Act: SC

Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) receiving substantial financing from the government are bound to give information to the public under the RTI Act, the Supreme Court held on Tuesday.

The top court said that institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals which receive substantial aid from the government both directly or indirectly in the form of land at discounted rate are also bound to give information to the citizens under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

Trump says a 'lot of progress' made in reducing Indo-Pak tensions

US President Donald Trump has said that he will soon meet the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, even as he insisted that a "lot of progress" has been made in reducing tension between the countries.

Kashmiris being subjected to slow death, says MLA Yousuf Tarigami

CPI(M) leader from Kashmir Mohd Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday slammed the Centre for detaining former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah under PSA and said that he, Abdullah and others are not terrorists.

Addressing a press conference with party’s General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, the former member of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly said that they (Kashmiris) do not want to be killed, they are suffocating and being subjected to slow death.

Not allowed out of Srinagar airport, Yashwant Sinha returns to Delhi

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha reached the Srinagar airport on Tuesday but was not allowed to enter the city which is under communication clampdown and restrictions, and he had to return to Delhi by the last flight.

Modi turns 69, spends birthday in Gujarat

PM Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and spent his birthday in his home state of Gujarat offering prayers to goddess Narmada at the Sardar Sarovar dam, visiting the Statue of Unity and sharing a meal with his nonagenarian mother.

Incident between Indian, Chinese militaries was 'not skirmish but face-off': Jaishankar

India on Tuesday said the recent incident between Indian and Chinese soldiers on the bank of the Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh was "not a skirmish" but a face-off which was resolved using bilateral mechanisms in place to defuse such situations.

All six Rajasthan BSP MLAs join Congress

In a setback to Mayawati, all six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs in Rajasthan have joined the ruling Congress. The MLAs said that they took the decision after thinking over it and not under any coersion or lure.

The Congress' strength in the 200-member Assembly has gone up to 106. The development came ahead of the civic body elections and the bypolls for two Assembly seats in the state.

Chinmayanand remains under medical observation, no rape FIR yet

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, accused of raping a student, remained under medical observation on Tuesday, a day after he complained of uneasiness.

CBI sets up special team to trace former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar

The CBI has set up a special team to trace former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is alleged to have "evaded" agency's notices to appear before it in connection with the Saradha case.

Kumar did not get relief from Barasat District and Sessions Court on Tuesday on his anticipatory bail application hours after a special court refused to hear the plea.

Ayodhya case: SC quizzes Muslim parties on images, figures found on Babri structure

The Supreme Court Tuesday posed ceratin queries to the Muslim parties about the images of lions, birds and flowers found on the now-demolished Babri masjid at the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri masjid site, seeking to know whether such pictures are found in mosques.

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