Violence, arson in Bangladesh mar 72-hour blockade

Violence, arson in Bangladesh mar 72-hour blockade

Arson and violence continues in Bangladesh as the 18-party BNP-led Opposition combine enforces yet another spell of 72- hour country-wide roar-rail-waterways blockade beginning on Saturday. Opposition is demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina steps down, and elections postponed till agreement on election-time government is reached.   Amidst the escalating violence, police arrested BNP Joint Secretary […]

Pak PM to visit Afghanistan today

Pak PM to visit Afghanistan today

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif is visiting Afghanistan for the first time since he took office in May as part of the efforts to revive the Afghan peace process.   Mr. Sharif’s talks with the Afghan President, Mr. Hamid Karzai will focus on how to reopen negotiations with the Afghan Taliban over which Pakistan has […]

Order on Tarun Tejpal’s anticipatory bail plea shortly

Order on Tarun Tejpal’s anticipatory bail plea shortly

The Goa Sessions Court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Tarun Tejpal’s anticipatory bail petition shortly. The court this afternoon adjourned the hearing, which had resumed in Panaji in the morning, and said it will decide on the plea after 4:30 PM today. Public Prosecutor Saresh Lotlikar argued that prima facie a case is […]

Centre asks NDFB(Daimary) to submit their Charter of Demands

Centre asks NDFB(Daimary) to submit their Charter of Demands

The Government asked the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Ranjan Daimary) group to submit their Charter of Demands within 3 months. Talking to AIR, Assam Home Secretary G D Tripathi said that peace process will start on the basis of charter of demands. The Centre and the Assam government have signed Suspension of Operation treaty […]

Mozambique passenger plane missing with 34 on board

Mozambique passenger plane missing with 34 on board

A Mozambique Airlines plane with 28 passengers and 6 crew on board has gone missing on a flight to Angola. Airline officials Flight TM470 left Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, at 09:26 GMT and was due to arrive in the Angolan capital, Luanda. The last contact made with the plane was when it was over northern Namibia. […]

President Pranab Mukherjee emphasises on Quality education

President Pranab Mukherjee emphasises on Quality education

President Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is need for quality education and an atmosphere for that in the country. Addressing the 12th convocation ceremony of Rajiv Gandhi University at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh today, the President said that there is no dearth of quality teachers and students, yet no Indian university is in the […]

44th IFFI to conclude today

44th IFFI to conclude today

The on-going 44th International Film Festival of India at Panaji in Goa comes to an end this evening. Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh will attend the closing ceremony as the chief guest. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom “directed by Justin Chandwick and written by William Nicholsan will be the closing Film at the festival. Popular film […]

Emperor and Empress of Japan arrive in New Delhi

Emperor and Empress of Japan arrive in New Delhi

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have arrived in New Delhi on a six day state visit to India this evening. The dignitaries were received by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at Indira Gandhi International airport. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko will meet Indian top leadership during their stay in […]

Nepali Congress begins talks for formation of consensus government

Nepali Congress begins talks for formation of consensus government

Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has begun formal discussions to form a consensus government in the Himalayan state. He is deliberating with the leaders of other political parties over the issue. The Party has emerged the single largest group in the 601 Constituent assembly by winning 105 direct seats. It is likely to get 91 […]

Thai PM rules out early election

Thai PM rules out early election

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. In an interview with BBC, she said, the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. Ms Yingluck has been prime minister since 2011. Yesterday, Ms Yingluck called for an end to […]