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  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...
  • Hearty and cheerful Lalu Prasad walks out of Mumbai hospital 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Eighteen days after undergoing three cardiac surgeries, a hearty and cheerful RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday walked out of the Asian Heart Institute, doctors said. "Lalu Prasad has been an excellent and cooperative patient with a strong willpower which has helped him immensely in his speedy recovery," said Ramakanta...
  • Lalu Prasad to be discharged from hospital on Sunday 4 days ago

    Mumbai: RJD leader Lalu Prasad, who recently underwent a cardiac surgery, will get discharged from the Asian Heart Institute on Sunday. Lalu will be discharged after 3 pm, after undergoing a successful surgery and rehabilitation programme, a hospital statement said. Initially, the 66-year-old leader was hospitalised at the Institute for a...
  • UN chief calls for more support to fight Ebola September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called leaders of some countries and organisations to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said on Monday. "He spoke to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Cuban President Raul Castro and President of the...
  • Vladimir Putin is 'self-centred', says Dalai Lama September 8, 2014

    Berlin: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "self-centred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall". "His attitude is: 'I, I, I'," the Dalai Lama said, pointing out that Putin had served as Russian President,...
  • Prominent Shia leader, his guard shot dead in Pakistan September 7, 2014

    Karachi: A prominent Shia leader and his guard were shot dead on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's financial capital of Karachi. Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili, the son of respected Shia scholar and Jafaria Alliance Pakistan chief Allama Abbas Kumaili, was targeted by unknown gunmen riding a motorbike near Bhangoria Goth...
  • Divide grows within Congress, leaders ask members not to voice opinions in public September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After a growing divide in the Congress between the new and old guard, party President Sonia Gandhi has stepped in and said that the infighting and blame game within the party must end. She has asked party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's supporters to call off their meeting. Young leaders...
  • 66 per cent Indians happy with Modi government performance; tally to be better if elections held now September 3, 2014

    Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power after receiving a resounding mandate in the Lok Sabha polls. A Network18 - Today's Chanakya poll conducted across 14 cities reveals how Team Modi fared on foreign policy, the challenge of internal security and on the economic front. Majority 66 per cent voters...
  • Decision on LoP in Lok Sabha based on rules: Sumitra Mahajan August 23, 2014

    A day after the Supreme Court questioned the government over the absence of a Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has defended herself, saying the decision was based on rules. She added that the apex court had made no observation against her. ...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • In Indore, Speaker says no Leader of Opposition post for Congress August 19, 2014

    The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan On Tuesday. "I have gone by rules and tradition," she told PTI on her decision not to recongnise the Congress leader in Lok Sabha as the Leader...
  • Congress can't get Leader of Opposition post, affirms Speaker August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another disappointment to the Congress, the Speaker on Tuesday told them that they cannot be offered the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Parliament as it does not have the required number of seats. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reportedly communicated the decision to Congress leaders at a function...
  • India demands apology, warns of non-cooperation after Pak envoy meets separatists August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commissioner to India's meeting with separatist leaders from Jammu & Kashmir has definitely not gone down well with India. Not just has it cancelled secretary level talks with Pakistan over the matter, it has also demanded an apology, say sources. "Government expects unequivocal apology from Pakistan,...
  • Some incidents of Pakistan's meeting with separatist leaders August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: As Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit meets separatist leaders from Kashmir just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between the two countries, hers is a look on previous such incidents. April 2014: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on April 2 met J&K separatist leaders...
  • Parties condemn Pakistan envoy meeting with J&K separatists, question Centre's diplomatic plan August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Political parties condemned the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and the separatist leaders from Kashmir on Monday just ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan. The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government saying it showed that the Centre has no diplomatic plan...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids 56 locations in Odisha, BJD MLA and Congress Youth leader arrested August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday conducted searches at 56 places, including the premises of BJD MLA Pravata Tripathy and owner of a local newspaper in Odisha, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Searches were carried out at as many as 54 places in Odisha and two in...
  • US ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-Abadi still faces opposition closer to home, where his Shi'ite party...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a  protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, Banarsi Singh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker's decision on LoP not open to judicial review: SC August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stand that may spell difficulty for the Congress party if its demand for being given the post of the leader of opposition is rejected by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Supreme Court on Friday said that a decision taken by the Speaker in the House...
  • Congress leader Nagma visits Meerut rape victim in hospital August 7, 2014

    Actress and Congress politician Nagma on Wednesday slammed the BJP for trying to communalise the Meerut gangrape incident. After visiting the victim of alleged gangrape and forced conversion on Wednesday at a hospital in Ghaziabad, Nagma said BJP was trying to communalise the incident. "No political party should be allowed to...
  • Iran leader calls Israel "rabid dog", urges arms for Palestinians July 30, 2014

    Dubai: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday called Israel a "rabid dog" for its attacks on Gaza, and urged Muslims to arm Palestinians to enable them to counter what he termed genocide. About 1,087 Gazans, most of them civilians, have been killed in 22 days of fighting between Israel...
  • Congress may not move court if Speaker doesn't give them the LOP post July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party is likely to abide by the decision of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over the issue of the post of Leader of Opposition in the House. According to sources, the party is unlikely to approach court if the Speaker's decision is in line with Attorney...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Nepali leaders as joint commission meet starts July 26, 2014

    The third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission at the foreign minstry-level started here on Saturday after a hiatus of 23 years. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Kathmandu on Friday evening, jointly inaugurated the meeting with her Nepali counterpart, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of the Indian...
  • Congress leaders detained on their way to a 'peace march' to Moradabad July 26, 2014

    Congress leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Nagma were on Saturday detained in Ghaziabad, when they were on their way to Moradabad to hold a 'peace march'. Congress leaders Naseeb Pathan, Madhusudan Mistry, Nagma and other prominent leaders were detained by the police at UP Gate for violation of prohibitory orders, city Superintendent...
  • Congress alleges travesty of justice as A-G denies it Leader of Opposition post July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big setback for the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has opined that the party is not eligible for the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has cited a 1956 convention which stipulates that a party must have 10 per cent strength...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 25, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress's plea for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha rejected July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of...