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  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mustafa Kamal has decided to quit as the President of International Cricket Council (ICC) in the wake of the Cricket World Cup trophy handing over controversy between him and the ICC. While addressing journalists Kamal made it clear that he is not happy with the chains of events that happened...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress Yesterday

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. "Jurists must play an important role in ensuring that the wheels of justice move faster -- both to give justice to...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • Afghan president says need to find way to say 'sorry' to Taliban 6 days ago

    Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that some members of the Taliban had legitimate grievances given the torture and ill treatment they had suffered and it was necessary to find a way to apologise and heal national wounds. Speaking during a visit to Washington, Ghani said South Africa and...
  • Former President Kalam urges support for manufacturing sector March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam supported the Modi government's 'Make In India' campaign on Monday by urging the industry as well as the government to increase focus on the manufacturing sector. "We should focus on the manufacturing sector which has been recognised as an engine for economic growth," Kalam said. "Biomedical...
  • 'Don't expect land bill to come in 1st half of Budget session' says Congress March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Wednesday said it does not expect land acquisition bill will actually come before Parliament in first half of the Budget session a day after Sonia Gandhi led an Opposition march of 14 parties to President House on the issue. "Let us wait what comes before the Parliament and...
  • Despite police rejecting permission, Opposition MPs to march against Land Bill March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite the Delhi Police denying permission for a march to Rashtrapati Bhavan, ten Opposition parties are firm on their stand that they will hold the protest. Delhi Police has placed barricades and is keeping water cannons ready to stop the march. Leaders from Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Trinamool Congress...
  • India's 'deep concern' over Nasheed jail term in Maldives March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Saturday voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws. "We are deeply concerned over the developments in the Maldives....
  • Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in prison March 14, 2015

    Colombo: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012. The verdict is the latest chapter in three turbulent years in which Nasheed, the Indian Ocean...
  • President Obama reads out mean tweets about him on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live and it is epic! March 13, 2015

    US President Barack Obama is perhaps one of the coolest politicians we have seen in recent times. After featuring in the popular Buzz Feed video, Obama has now featured in Jimmy Kimmel Live and gone ahead and read out few mean tweets that the Twitterati has tweeted about him. All...
  • Obama banters with Kimmel, reflects on Ferguson March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: President Barack Obama read 'Mean Tweets' on ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Thursday night, but he was unfazed. After enduring the routine - in which celebrities read hostile Twitter comments about themselves - Obama told Kimmel, "You should see what the Senate says about me." The president also joked about the...
  • Indian armed forces can tackle designs of terror outfits, says President March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Admiring the courage and sacrifice of 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the World War 1, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said Indian armed forces today is capable tackling the "pernicious designs" of terror outfits. Inaugurating the commemorative exhibition on the theme "India and World War-I", Mukherjee said Indian...
  • Run J&K government on CMP or be ready to face consequences, BJP to tell CM Mufti March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will convey a stern message to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed through Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh to mend ways or else the national party will pull the plug on the state government, said sources. According to PTI, there will be...
  • Actress Emma Watson urges more men to fight for gender equality March 9, 2015

    London: British actress Emma Watson urged more men and boys on Sunday to take a stand for women's rights and be proud to be feminists in a bid to add momentum to a global campaign to unite men and women for gender equality. Watson, 24, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women,...
  • Modi changed dress four times on a day while Obama wore just one suit: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi's brother Akbaruddin has mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing his clothes often and trying hard to impress US President Barack Obama during the latter's visit to India on Republic Day. Ridiculing Modi, Akbaruddin said, "He (Modi) changed his dress four times...
  • One Indian fisherman injured in attack by Sri Lankan Navy near Katchatheevu island March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday attacked Indian fishermen near Katchatheevu, injuring one fisherman and damaging a boat. In November 2014, the Sri Lankan Navy had arrested 14 Indian fishermen for allegedly trespassing into Lankan waters. Ten fishermen were arrested from Pudukkottai and four from Rameswaram. That came just a few...
  • Can Jagmohan Dalmiya clean up Indian cricket? March 2, 2015

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the BCCI president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who will have his work cut out in trying to restore faith in the gentleman's game in India. ...
  • Maldives President addresses Parliament amid opposition protests March 2, 2015

    Male: Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday delivered the annual presidential address amid vociferous protests from opposition MPs demanding the release of the country's former leader Mohammed Nasheed who has been detained on terrorism charges. Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Jumhooree Party (JP) MPs gathered in front of the secretariat...
  • No vindictive politics, will act against anyone who is named in black money probe, says Modi February 27, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha over President's address to the joint session of Parliament that took place on the first day of the Budget session. ...
  • Won't reconsider decision without academic independence: Amartya Sen February 21, 2015

    Kolkata: Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Saturday ruled out reconsidering his decision not to seek a second term as Chancellor of Nalanda University since that would require a change in the position of the government on the academic independence of Nalanda University. The 81-year-old economist's decision to withdraw his candidature as...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • President asks youngsters to practise tolerance, reject divisive agenda February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that Indians should "collectively preserve" the country's core values of pluralism and secularism while youngsters should be imparted a "greater sense" of tolerance so that they may summarily reject any "divisive agenda". "Each one of us must be mindful of the sensitivities...
  • I will not resign till vote of confidence takes place: Bihar CM Manjhi February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has reiterated that he will not resign till the vote of confidence takes place. He also alleged that MLAs supporting him were called to Delhi and threatened. In an interview to IBN, Manjhi alleged that Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM greets Sushma Swaraj on her birthday February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his senior colleague Sushma Swaraj on her birthday on February 14. "Wishing my esteemed colleague & India's External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!," Modi tweeted. Responding to Modi's greetings, Swaraj tweeted "Thank you Narendrabhai for your good wishes. Regards". The External Affairs Minister...
  • Union Cabinet recommends revocation of President's Rule in Delhi February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Friday sent a recommendation to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to revoke President's Rule in Delhi. The recommendation was sent to the President after the Aam Aadmi Party won the recent assembly elections in Delhi with a massive majority of 67 seats in the 70-member assembly. The...
  • After Delhi sweep, Kejriwal meets President, Central Ministers February 11, 2015

    After the historic mandate in Delhi Assembly elections, Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party is getting ready for the bigger task od governing the national capital. While they met the central ministers and assured cooperation some of the contentious issues like full statehood for delhi did come up. ...
  • Bihar political crisis: Patna High Court stays Nitish Kumar's election as JDU legislature party chief February 11, 2015

    Patna/New Delhi: In a major setback to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Patna High Court on Wednesday stayed his election as Janata Dal (United)'s state legislature party leader. Kumar was elected the leader of the JDU's legislature party leader on Monday and he had met Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi...
  • India looking forward to larger role in Asia-Pacific, says President February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Describing India and Singapore as integral part of the regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, President Pranab Mukherjee said India is looking forward to embark upon a larger role in the region with Singapore as its gateway to ASEAN. Welcoming Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam, he stressed...