Failed Turkey coup not blank cheque for Erdogan, France warns

Failed Turkey coup not blank cheque for Erdogan, France warns

Paris: France’s foreign minister warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today against using his country’s failed coup as a “blank cheque” to silence his opponents. “We want the rule of law to work properly in Turkey,” Jean-Marc Ayrault told France 3 television, warning Turkey’s government against “purges”. His remarks came as Turkish authorities continued a […]

Pilot, 91, stuck in a tree after microlight crash in UK

Pilot, 91, stuck in a tree after microlight crash in UK

London: A 91-year-old pilot was injured and got stuck in a tree after his microlight crashed in Kent. The aircraft got entangled in the branches of the oak tree about 15 feet above a field near Lingfield Road at Edenbridge, yesterday afternoon. Fire crews eventually managed to free the pilot using ladders, lines and a […]

Bangladesh PM seeks nationwide alert amid IS attacks

Bangladesh PM seeks nationwide alert amid IS attacks

Dhaka: Fearing fresh Islamist attacks, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought a nationwide social alert advising neighbourhoods and institutions to develop their own security systems to supplement the security agencies. “Once they (Islamists) started, they are unlikely to keep silent,” the premier told a media briefing at her residence in the aftermath of the […]

Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Chief Minister

Pema Khandu sworn in as Arunachal Chief Minister

Itanagar: Pema Khandu was today sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh heading a Congress government, a day after the party pulled off a dramatic success winning back all its rebels by choosing a new leader, marking the culmination of fast-paced political developments. Chowna Mein was sworn in as the Deputy Chief […]

New Delhi: The Delhi government will conduct an “opnion poll” and not a “referendum” on the issue of full statehood for the national capital and bringing subjects such as police and land under the jurisdiction of the state government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said yesterday. Kejriwal, who had earlier spoken of referendum on the issue, […]

Cong to attack govt over Arunachal, Ukhand

Cong to attack govt over Arunachal, Ukhand

New Delhi: Buoyed by the restoration of its governments in Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Congress said it will target the Modi dispensation for “using all tricks” to destabilise opposition ruled states which no longer trusted the Centre. The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad also cited developments in Kashmir and India’s […]

UP spurious liquor toll mounts to 24, accused held

UP spurious liquor toll mounts to 24, accused held

Etah (UP): The toll in the spurious liquor tragedy here climbed to 24, even as the main accused was arrested and 11 officials from excise department and police have been suspended. While 14 persons died yesterday, the fresh casualties were reported overnight from Etah and Farukhabad, officials said. “Twenty one persons have died so far […]

Pappu Yadav demands abolishing Rajya Sabha, LCs

Pappu Yadav demands abolishing Rajya Sabha, LCs

Patna: A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pitched for abolishing the Governor’s post, MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav today demanded that the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Councils be removed as these are a “total waste of hard-earned public money”. “Both the Rajya Sabha and the Legislative Councils in the states should […]

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

Mumbai: Taking his critics head-on, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has challenged them to show how inflation is “very low” before accusing him of “being behind the curve” in his focus on containing price rise than on growth and debunked such criticism as mere ‘dialogues’. Rajan, who has often been seen as being critical of the […]

FPIs invest Rs 9,700 cr in capital markets in 2 weeks

FPIs invest Rs 9,700 cr in capital markets in 2 weeks

New Delhi: Foreign investors have brought in over Rs 9,700 crore into the Indian capital markets in the first two weeks of this month on improving prospects for the economy and hopes of better corporate earnings. Interestingly, most of the incoming investments are in the debt markets during the period under review. The investment in […]

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