Next British PM will be a woman, May and Leadsom emerge as top contenders

Next British PM will be a woman, May and Leadsom emerge as top contenders

London:Interior minister Theresa May and eurosceptic rival Andrea Leadsom emerged on Thursday as the two candidates who will battle to become Britain’s next prime minister and lead the country out of the European Union. May increased her lead from 165 in the first round on Tuesday to 199 in the 330-member strong Conservative Party. Leadsom […]

Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real: US

Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is real: US

Washington: Terrorist threat in Bangladesh is “real and credible”, the US said today as it cautioned its citizens to carefully consider the risk of travelling to the country after a series of terrorist attacks there, including one on a Dhaka cafe that left 22 people dead. US citizens should take stringent security measures, remain vigilant […]

Modi greets Gulf leaders on Eid

Modi greets Gulf leaders on Eid

Dubai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted Gulf leaders on the occassion of Eid al-Fitr. Modi telephoned Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to wish them, according to the UAE’s official news agency Wam. He wished the leadership and people of […]

Modi visit will cement India-SA ties: South Africa FM

Modi visit will cement India-SA ties: South Africa FM

Johannesburg:Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to South Africa tomorrow, the country’s foreign minister today said the visit will cement and strengthen the excellent relations that exist between the two countries. “South Africa and India share common values and objectives which were forged during the struggle against colonialism and for liberation and democracy in […]

B’deshi dentist, singer & MBA shown in latest IS video

B’deshi dentist, singer & MBA shown in latest IS video

Dhaka: The three Bangladeshi youths who appeared in the latest ISIS video threatening of more terror attacks around the world have been identified as a dentist, an aspiring singer and an MBA student, officials said here today. Model Naila Nayem’s former husband Tushar is one of the three youths who appeared in a so-called Islamic […]

231 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 1500 Cr launched

231 Namami Gange projects worth Rs 1500 Cr launched

Haridwar/New Delhi: In its bid to fast-track execution of the ambitious Namami Gange programme, the NDA government today launched 231 projects, including installation of sewage treatment plants and ghat constructions, at over 100 locations in seven states with an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore. The projects, aimed at cleaning the holy river and ensuring […]

France offers to kickstart Kaveri engine for Tejas

France offers to kickstart Kaveri engine for Tejas

New Delhi: France has offered to help India revive the unsuccessful Kaveri engine project for indigenous Tejas aircraft and a host of other high-end collaboration as part of the offsets in the multi-billion Euro Rafale fighter plane deal which is now in the final stages. Defence sources said the file on the purchase of the […]

ISC meet: PM to interact with CMs on July 16

ISC meet: PM to interact with CMs on July 16

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet chief ministers on July 16 to discuss a host of issues, including inter-state relations, internal security and atrocities on SC and STs. Convened after a gap of 10 years, the 11th meeting of the Inter-State Council here will also discuss issues concerning school education, direct benefit scheme, […]

Prez condemns terror attack in Bangladesh

Prez condemns terror attack in Bangladesh

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee condemned the terrorist attack in Bangladesh today and said India will extend every support possible to enable the government there to defeat forces whose goal is to spread hatred, chaos and instability. Mukherjee expressed shock and distress after hearing about the attack in Kishoreganj on the day of Eid. “I […]

NSG team goes to Bangladesh to study terror strikes

NSG team goes to Bangladesh to study terror strikes

New Delhi: A four-member bomb-expert team of NSG will leave for Bangladesh tomorrow to “analyse and study” the explosions at an Eid prayer gathering and the recent terror siege at a high-end restaurant in the neighbouring country. The team, which includes National Security Guard (NSG) experts in post-blast analysis and counter-terror operations, will study the […]