UN-backed tribunal rules against China in South China Sea

UN-backed tribunal rules against China in South China Sea

Beijing/The Hague: A UN-backed international tribunal today struck down China’s claims of “historical rights” in the strategic South China Sea, prompting Chinese President Xi Jinping to reject its ruling and asserting that Beijing will not accept the verdict “under any circumstances”. Xi’s strong remarks came immediately after The Hague- based tribunal dismissed the core of […]

Arrangements made for evacuation of Indians from SSudan:Sushma

Arrangements made for evacuation of Indians from SSudan:Sushma

New Delhi: Government has made arrangements for the evacuation of Indians from South Sudan and set up a task force to closely monitor developments in the war-torn country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. Swaraj held a high-level meeting, which was attended by both Ministers of State -V K Singh and M J Akbar, […]

Coal scam: SC panel indicts ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha

Coal scam: SC panel indicts ex-CBI chief Ranjit Sinha

New Delhi: Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has been indicted by a Supreme Court-appointed panel which has held that prima facie there was an attempt to influence investigation into the coal block allocation scam. The court also pulled up CBI for its sluggish probe in the coal scam that had taken place during the UPA […]

China rejects UN-backed tribunal’s verdict on SCS

China rejects UN-backed tribunal’s verdict on SCS

Beijing,: An angry China today rejected as “null and void” the verdict of a UN-backed international tribunal which struck down its claims over the South China Sea saying Beijing has no “historic rights” in the disputed area. China “neither accepts nor recognises” the ruling of a tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration established at […]

Pokhara-New Delhi direct bus service launched

Pokhara-New Delhi direct bus service launched

Kathmandu: New Delhi and Nepal’s famous tourist spot Pokhara are now connected by road after a direct bus service was launched between the two cities, following the signing of an agreement during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here in 2014. The first direct bus service between Pokhara and New Delhi, South Asia’s two important cities, […]

Cameron chairs ’emotional’ cabinet meet last time

Cameron chairs ’emotional’ cabinet meet last time

London: An “emotional” British Prime Minister David Cameron today chaired his last cabinet meeting before handing over the baton to Theresa May who will assume charge tomorrow, becoming the UK’s second woman premier after Margaret Thatcher. Cameron will cede power to 59-year-old May after visiting Buckingham Palace to resign tomorrow. May will become the UK’s […]

Dallas shooter kin speak out, as US protests continue

Dallas shooter kin speak out, as US protests continue

Chicago: As Dallas came to grips with the aftermath of last week’s sniper shooting targeting police, more details emerged about the gunman and his troubled past. People took to the streets again in fresh protests over police shootings of black Americans, with hundreds of protesters blocking streets in America’s third largest city Chicago. The parents […]

Raj Babbar appointed UP Congress chief

Raj Babbar appointed UP Congress chief

New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar was today appointed as president of Uttar Pradesh Congress ahead of next year’s assembly polls in the state. Four senior vice presidents, including Imran Masood, who had courted controversy a few years ago with his hate speech against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in 2014, were also appointed. The […]

Kejriwal’s I-T officer wife takes VRS

Kejriwal’s I-T officer wife takes VRS

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s wife Sunita has taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), after serving for nearly 22 years in the Income Tax department. Sunita, last posted as Commissioner of I-T in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Delhi, had sought VRS earlier this year and an official […]

Priyanka meets Azad, fuels talks about her UP role

Priyanka meets Azad, fuels talks about her UP role

New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi today met Congress general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad amid speculation about her assuming a bigger role in the party ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls in the state. Party sources said Priyanka had an hour-long meeting with Azad at his residence here. They are learnt to have […]