US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

w  Sochi,  Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly a year as they see if they can make headway on a raft of disagreements from Venezuela to Iran to arms control. Pompeo will visit Putin in the Black Sea […]

Don’t shed crocodile tears, withdraw support to Cong govt in Rajasthan: PM to Mayawati

Don’t shed crocodile tears, withdraw support to Cong govt in Rajasthan: PM to Mayawati

Kushinagar/Deoria (UP),  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday mounted a scathing attack on BSP supremo Mayawati accusing her of “shedding crocodile tears” over the gang-rape incident in Rajasthan’s Alwar and demanded that her party withdraw support from the Congress government in that state if she is “serious”. On April 26, the victim was travelling with her […]

Rupee slips 26 paise to 70.18 vs USD in early trade

Rupee slips 26 paise to 70.18 vs USD in early trade

Mumbai, The rupee depreciated by 26 paise to 70.18 against the US dollar in early trade Monday amid US-China trade related concerns and rising crude oil prices. Forex traders said the strengthening of the greenback vis-a-vis other currencies overseas, foreign fund outflows and cautious opening in domestic equities added pressure to the domestic unit. At […]

India’s first terrorist was Hindu, says Kamal Haasan

India’s first terrorist was Hindu, says Kamal Haasan

(MNM) founder Kamal Haasan has stoked a possible controversy, saying free India’s first “terrorist was a Hindu,” referring to Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi. Addressing an election campaign here last night, the actor-politician said he was one of those “proud Indians” who desires an India with equality and where the “three colours” in the […]

China broke trade deal with US: Trump

China broke trade deal with US: Trump

  Washington,  US President Donald Trump has defended his tariff policy and blamed China for breaking the trade deal, asserting that the negotiations are “right where we want to be” as the world’s two largest economies remain locked in a bruising trade war after the latest round of talks ended without an agreement. After the […]

AAP brought ‘nakampanthi’ of governance to Delhi: PM

AAP brought ‘nakampanthi’ of governance to Delhi: PM

New Delhi,  In an apparent attack on the AAP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said they supported the ‘tukde-tukde’ gang and brought the “nakampanthi” model of governance to the national capital. He was addressing his first 2019 poll rally in Delhi at the Ramlila Maidan and was accompanied by the BJP’s seven Lok Sabha candidates […]

Trump: Chinese trade officials coming to US ‘to make a deal’

Trump: Chinese trade officials coming to US ‘to make a deal’

Washington, Chinese trade officials headed to Washington for talks this week intend to “make a deal,” US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, reviving hopes for success in negotiations that had appeared to hang by a thread. “China has just informed us that they (Vice-Premier) are now coming to the US to make a deal,” Trump said […]

India headed for slowdown; Modi govt left economy in ‘dire straits’: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

India headed for slowdown; Modi govt left economy in ‘dire straits’: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

New Delhi,  Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said India is headed for an economic slowdown and accused the Modi government of leaving the economy in dire straits due to its “lack of economic vision”. Citing the latest economic growth figures to suggest an impending slowdown, the senior Congress leader also said the Indian […]

PM asks voters to enrich democracy, exercise their franchise

PM asks voters to enrich democracy, exercise their franchise

New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to turn out in large numbers to cast their vote in round five of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls. “A vote is the most effective way to enrich our democracy and contribute to India’s better future. I hope my young friends turnout in record numbers,” […]