Electioneering gains momentum in Ch’garh, MP & Mizoram

Electioneering gains momentum in Ch’garh, MP & Mizoram

With just one day left for first phase of polling in Chhatisgarh, electioneering has gathered momentum in the Naxal infested state. 18 assembly constituencies will go to poll on Monday. Some of the constituencies are in Buster region will witness triangular contest. Addressing election rallies in the poll bound states, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi […]

Congress Core Group discusses India’s participation in CHOGM

Congress Core Group discusses India’s participation in CHOGM

The Congress Core Group today met in New Delhi under the leadership of Party President Sonia Gandhi. The meeting took place in the backdrop of political parties and various groups in Tamil Nadu being strongly opposed to India’s participation in the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM). The Tamil Nadu Assembly had recently adopted a […]

Patna blasts: Modi slams Nitish for not probing negligence aspect

Patna blasts: Modi slams Nitish for not probing negligence aspect

Jagdalpur, Nov 7, 2013: BJP leader Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, saying he was being “arrogant” by refusing to order a probe to ascertain if negligence had led to blasts in his party’s rally in Patna. Modi, who was addressing a public meeting in this Chhattisgarh town, also […]

3 soldiers killed, 5 wounded in Iraq suicide car bomb attack

3 soldiers killed, 5 wounded in Iraq suicide car bomb attack

In Iraq, at least three soldiers were killed and five others wounded today in a suicide car bomb attack on a military base in the western province of Anbar. Police said the attack took place when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint at the entrance of an Iraqi army base in […]

Morsi likely to meet lawyers, political figures over reconciliation between Muslim Brotherhood & military-backed interim govt

Morsi likely to meet lawyers, political figures over reconciliation between Muslim Brotherhood & military-backed interim govt

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is expected to meet a number of lawyers and political figures to discuss the progress in reconciliation between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed interim government. A delegation made up of former prime minister Hisham Kandeel, former presidential candidate Mohamed Selim al-Awa and Morsi’s former vice-president Mahmoud Mekki, will meet […]

3 killed in twin shootings in Pakistan

3 killed in twin shootings in Pakistan

In Pakistan, three persons were killed in two separate shootings in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan today. Unidentified men riding a motorcycle fired indiscriminately in Pasni Bazar in Quetta. one person was killed and another sustained severe injuries. Police said the wounded person died while being taken to hospital. Media report said another […]

ISRO successfully raises Mangalyaan orbit

ISRO successfully raises Mangalyaan orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation today performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft, which was launched on Tuesday. An ISRO spokesman said, a series of five orbit raising operations are scheduled on the Mars mission starting today. The second and third such operations will be performed tomorrow and on Saturday to raise […]

India-US naval exercise, Malabar, underway in Bay of Bengal

India-US naval exercise, Malabar, underway in Bay of Bengal

India-US naval exercise named Malabar 2013 is underway in the Bay of Bengal. It is the latest in a continuing series of exercises conducted to advance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues. According to an official release, the exercise features both ashore and at-sea training. While ashore training includes subject matter expert and professional […]

New round of nuclear talks between Iran & world powers starts in Geneva

New round of nuclear talks between Iran & world powers starts in Geneva

A new round of talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme has begun in Geneva. Both sides have expressed cautious optimism. The Iranian Foreign Minister said the issue is not insoluble. Javad Zarif said the talks will be highly laboured but the aim was to cross over the wall of distrust created […]

’97 blast case: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Tunda till Nov 13

’97 blast case: Delhi court extends judicial custody of Tunda till Nov 13

A Delhi court today extended till November 13 the judicial custody of top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda, arrested in connection with a 1997 bomb blast case lodged against him in New Delhi. Tunda was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma after expiry of his judicial custody and the court extended his […]