Sreedharan Slams Delhi Government’s Announcement Of Providing Free Travel To Women In Metros

New Delhi: Former Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief E Sreedharan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his “personal intervention” urging him to not agree to the proposal adding that the decision to give concession to one section of the community will push Delhi metro into “inefficiency and bankruptcy”. He slammed the Delhi government’s announcement of providing free travel to women in metros and busses.

Sreedharan, in his letter dated June 10, a copy of which has been reviewed by Hindustan Times, said he had taken a firm decision to not intervene in the working of the Delhi metro after stepping down from the post of managing director. “The recent decision of Delhi government to extend free travel concession to ladies in Delhi metro has forced me to break this decision,” he said.


Deployment Process Of CRPF To Undergo A Major Change To Bolster The Security Apparatus In J&K

New Delhi: People aware of the investigations said that terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) contingent that killed five security personnel in Anantnag on June 12 appeared to have been carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed. They added that the deployment process of the force could undergo a major change to bolster the security apparatus in Jammu & Kashmir.

Motorcycle-borne militants gunned down five CRPF troopers on one of the busiest roads in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday in the first major terrorist strike since the killing of 40 soldiers by a suicide bomber in Pulwama on February 14.


Congress To Oppose Triple Talq Bill In Upcoming Session Of Parliament In The Present Form

New Delhi: The issue of triple talaq is not getting shorted out with some objectionable points still remains in the bill as the Congress on June 13 said that it would oppose certain provisions in the fresh triple talaq bill that the government is likely to bring in the upcoming session of Parliament.

Due to opposition of the Congress, the bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha last time. “We had raised a number of fundamental issues. Many of the contentious issues the government had agreed upon. So, we had success after a long time,” Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said.


Modi Says Pakistan Yet To Take Concrete Action On India’s Concerns And Create An Atmosphere Free Of Terrorism

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Pakistan is yet to take “concrete action” on India’s concerns and create an atmosphere free of terrorism, which is necessary to facilitate any possible engagement between the two sides,

Modi made the remarks when the issue of Pakistan came up during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.

“The Prime Minister did inform President Xi Jinping that Pakistan needs to create an atmosphere free of terrorism and that at this stage, we did not see this as happening as yet, and that, therefore, we expect Pakistan to take concrete action on the issues that India has proposed in the areas of concern that we have flagged to Pakistan,” foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale told a news briefing after the meeting.


Flight Carrying PM Modi To SCO Summit In Kyrgyzstan Not To Fly Through Pakistani Airspace

New Delhi: The external affairs ministry said the VVIP flight will use a longer route to Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, through the airspace of Oman, Iran and Central Asian countries. So flight carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kyrgyzstan on June 13 will not fly through Pakistani airspace despite permission for overflight from Islamabad.

The government’s decision is a reflection of the frosty nature of bilateral ties since the standoff following the February 14 suicide attack in Pulwama by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers.

The Indian Air Force conducted an air strike on a JeM facility on February 26 and this was followed by an engagement by combat jets near the Line of Control (LoC) the following day. Both sides closed their airspace because of the tensions, though Pakistan granted permission for former external affairs Sushma Swaraj to fly to Bishkek for the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting in May.