Nation pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary

Nation pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary

The nation fondly remembers former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary today. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes at his memorial at Veer Bhoomi in the national capital this morning. Lok Sabha Speaker […]

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

A boat carrying 105 asylum seekers capsized north of the Australian territory of Christmas Island today. The boat sank about 220 kilometres north of Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman, a Navy vessel is now conducting a rescue operation with support from […]

Bodh Gaya blasts: 2 suspects handed over to NIA team

Bodh Gaya blasts: 2 suspects handed over to NIA team

Patna: Bihar Police has picked up two persons as suspects of Bodh Gaya blasts from Brahmapura village in Darbhanga district. The suspects have been handed over to a NIA team for questioning. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the suspects, Mohammad Farooq and Shashi Ranjan Sahu were picked up on the NIA’s directive. Serial […]

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

Cairo: In Egypt, at least 38 detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed when they tried to escape during their transfer to a prison outside Cairo. Initially, the interior ministry said they died in an exchange of fire after some of them took a military officer hostage and the convoy of prison vehicles, transporting […]

Private sector power promoters IPPAN to host Power Summit 2013 in Nepal

Private sector power promoters IPPAN to host Power Summit 2013 in Nepal

In Nepal, the private sector power promoters, Independent Power Producers Association (IPPAN) is to host the Power Summit 2013 on the 26th and 27th of this month. Addressing a press conference in Kathmandu, President of IPPAN, Subarna Das Shrestha said, the two day Summit will critically review the performance of the domestic sector since 2006 […]

S Korea, US starts new round of joint military exercises today

S Korea, US starts new round of joint military exercises today

South Korea: South Korea and the United States have begun a new round of joint military exercises today, the second round to take place this year. Official say, thousands of soldiers are taking part in computer-aided drills designed to test defence capabilities. South Korea says that North Korea which was angered by the previous drill, […]

LS adjourns for the day, RS witnesses repeated adjournments

LS adjourns for the day, RS witnesses repeated adjournments

Newdelhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned, the Lok Sabha for the day due to the death a sitting BJP member, Dilip Singh Judev and the Rajya Sabha till noon over the demand by Samajwadi Party members for special status to Uttar Pradesh. In her obituary reference, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar said, Judev […]

All party delegation to visit Kishtwar in J&K today

All party delegation to visit Kishtwar in J&K today

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is sending an all party delegation to Kishtwar town today in a bid to restore peace and normalcy in Jammu region of the state. The delegation, headed by Planning and Development Minister Ajay Sadhotra and Tourism Minister GA Mir, will comprise about 15 other leaders of major political parties. It […]