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  • Judicial appointments should conform to highest standards: President Yesterday

    Patna: The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy. "The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards....
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court Yesterday

    Patna: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen. Inaugurating the centenary celebration of the Patna High...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles former Nepal Prime Minister's death 3 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa saying with his demise the Himalayan country has lost a "great leader" and a "visionary statesman" who served its people with dedication and commitment. In his condolence message to Sunil Thapa, son of...
  • Hillary Clinton will make an excellent president, says Barack Obama 1 week ago

    Hillary Clinton would make a fine US president, Barack Obama told reporters on the eve of the expected launch of her candidacy for the Democratic Party's nod in 2016. Obama beat Clinton who is vying to become the first woman president of the United States for their party's nomination in...
  • Don't leave state without President's permission: Centre to governors 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has put restrictions on the travel of governors saying they have to stay in their respective states for at least 292 days in a year and not leave station until or unless approved by the President. The fresh diktat from the Narendra Modi government came after it...
  • Supporters of Maldives ex-president hold underwater protest 1 week ago

    Maldives: Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed held an underwater protest on Saturday to push for the release of the tropical archipelago's first democratically elected leader, after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison last month. Around 100 divers, dressed in yellow "Free Nasheed" T-shirts, dived 3 meters...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates northeast festival in Delhi April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated a festival showcasing the culture of India's northeast region and highlighted the "immense contribution" made by the people of the region in nation building. The day-long festival - "Songs and Dances of the North East" - was organised by the Meghalaya government here...
  • Peeyush Ranjan to join Flipkart as Senior Vice President April 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: Homegrown e-commerce giant Flipkart on Thursday said Peeyush Ranjan will join the company as Senior Vice President and Head of Engineering. Ranjan spent the last nine years in Google at its Mountainview, California headquarters, where most recently he managed Google's Android One engineering group, Flipkart said in a statement. He has...
  • I have a crush on Barack Obama: Azealia Banks April 4, 2015

    Los Angeles: Rapper Azaelia Banks says she has a huge crush on US President Barack Obama. Banks, 23, spoke about her admiration for Obama in an interview with Billboard magazine. "He's so fine. Those big white teeth and ears hanging off his head?" Banks gushed. Banks also discussed her perfect...
  • Sourav Ganguly likely to be included in IPL Governing Council April 3, 2015

    According to a report in Indian Express, former India captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to make his administrative debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League as his name is doing the rounds to be the most likely contender to be included in the league's Governing Council. Jagmohan Dalmiya becoming the...
  • BCCI in safe hands with Jagmohan Dalmiya at helm: Sourav Ganguly April 3, 2015

    Kolkata: In the aftermath of the IPL spot-fixing scandal the BCCI may have been shrouded by controversy but with Jagmohan Dalmiya back as president the Indian cricket board is in "safe hands", former India captain Sourav Ganguly said today. Dalmiya was unanimously chosen for the BCCI top post to make a...
  • Mustafa Kamal quits as President after Cricket World Cup trophy-handing controversy April 1, 2015

    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 March 31, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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...