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  • Yemen crisis: Stranded Indian's relative says only way to contact is the internet 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    A relative of Indian engineer Ravi Kumar who stranded in the crisis in Yemen said that there is only way to contact him is through the internet. ...
  • Bengaluru engineer stuck in Yemen's capital, appeals for help 11 hours 26 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based engineer Ravi Kumar T has been stuck in Yemen for the last 6 days. He had gone to Yemen's capital Sana'a on a business trip and his family says he is stranded in a hotel along with 15 other Indians. According to his family, Ravi had gone to...
  • Lot of violence in Yemen; people waiting to return, says stranded Indian 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    India has begun evacuating its citizens who are stranded in war-torn Yemen. Air India flew its first flight on Monday to airlift Indian nationals out of Yemen. Two-three Indian nationals have already returned from Yemen. "We were taken to Djibouti from there we were taken to Doha and from there...
  • Two ships leaves Kochi to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    Kochi: India on Monday sent two passenger ships to Djibouti Port to evacuate Indians stranded in conflict-hit Yemen. "Two passenger ships belonging to Lakshadweep administration left for Djibouti Port from Kochi this morning to evacuate Indians stranded in Yemen," Jijo Thomas, Deputy Secretary, Cochin Port Trust,...
  • Pakistan plane brings back over 500 stranded citizens from Yemen 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    Karachi: A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 502 passengers from strife-torn Yemen arrived in Karachi, ending days of agonising wait for families. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered authorities to evacuate over 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in Yemen after security situation worsened in the Gulf country. The first Boeing 747 jumbo aircraft was...
  • India sends plane to airlift citizens from Yemen 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country. 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft took off from Delhi at 7:45 AM for Yemen's capital...
  • Yemen crisis: Families of Indian nurses in distress, appeal for safe return 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Yemen has recently become victim to a conflict between the Sunni-Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia which is battling to avoid the rise of a pro-Iran regime in the country. After Iraq, nurses are now stuck in war-torn Yemen. Two ships have already been sent and the government will also...
  • UN staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern Yesterday

    Sanaa: The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran. Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to keep up the bombing raids in his country until the Huthi Shiite rebels...
  • Pakistan to purchase 4,000 MW of electricity from China 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will purchase 4,000 megawatt of electricity from China to meet its power crisis, media reports said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by some of the worst power cuts in recent years, shutting businesses and enraging the domestic consumers. China has offered to export 4,000 MW of electricity...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets farmers hit by unseasonal rains, seeks timely compensation for loss March 21, 2015

    Bhiwani: Standing in support of the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rains in north India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana to provide timely compensation to those in need. "Farmers give us food. If they are suffering it...
  • Agrarian crisis deepens in Marathwada, 93 farmer suicides reported in 2015 March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: The agrarian crisis in the arid Marathwada region of Maharashtra is deepening and as many as 93 farmers have reportedly committed suicide since January 1, 2015. Successive droughts, hailstorm in 2014 and faulty agriculture policy are all contributing to the crisis. In February, 40-year-old Shamrao Rambhau Parde owning less than...
  • Manjhi quits after high drama: Can Nitish Kumar regain lost ground in Bihar? February 20, 2015

    Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM without...
  • Nitish Kumar does a Kejriwal, but will the Bihar voters follow Delhi? February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar's quick admission of his mistake in resigning as Bihar chief minister and apology to the people is a clear reminder that he has learnt a lesson from Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Speaking to mediapersons in Patna on...
  • Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi faces floor test today, BJP to vote in his favour, JDU, Congress against him February 20, 2015

    Patna: It could be his last day in office, but Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is not giving up easily. Putting up a brave face, Manjhi asserted that he is ready to prove his majority on the floor of the House, despite the many odds that he is facing....
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP to support Manjhi during floor test, Congress to oppose February 19, 2015

    Patna: Ending suspense on its stand, BJP on Thursday announced it will back Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and vote in his favour if the trust vote is taken up in the Assembly on Friday. BJP has issued whip to its MLAs to vote for Manjhi during the trial of...
  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Bihar political crisis: Speaker replaces BJP's Leader of Opposition with JDU (Nitish camp) leader February 19, 2015

    Patna: The political crisis in Bihar is reaching its crescendo as a day before the crucial floor test, state Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhary notified Vijay Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) (Nitish camp) as Leader of Opposition replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP MLAs protested...
  • Bihar political crisis: HC lifts ban, but with rider, on CM Manjhi's policy decisions February 18, 2015

    Patna: In a partial relief to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Patna High Court on Wednesday lifted ban on his taking Cabinet decisions but with the rider that he can only implement them only if he wins vote of trust. The trust vote will take place on February 20. Hearing the...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP walks out from all-party meeting called by state Speaker February 18, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday boycotted an all-party meeting called by the state Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary ahead of the Assembly session. The Bihar Assembly is scheduled to meet on February 20 for Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to prove his majority. Meanwhile, the Patna High Court will on...
  • Bihar political crisis: BJP will decide who to support on the floor of the House, says Shahnawaz Hussain February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday said it will decide who to support in Bihar on the floor of House when trial of strength takes place. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi on the current political crisis in Bihar, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said it was an internal matter of the...
  • In troubled waters, Bihar CM says 'Manjhi's boat never sinks' February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Beleaguered Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday put up a brave face, saying "Manjhi's boat never sinks" even as he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening to discuss the political crisis in the state. Manjhi, who was sacked as the JDU legislature...
  • JDU, Congress leaders meet Governor as Nitish Kumar set to stake claim to form government in Bihar February 8, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United MLAs along with Congress leaders met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy on Sunday with former chief minister Nitish Kumar likely to stake claim to form the government in Bihar. But current Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is not taking this lying down as he is in Delhi...
  • JDU MLAs worried lot under Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi: Nitish Kumar February 8, 2015

    Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will stake claim to form the government in Bihar on Sunday. He said, "JDU MLAs were a worried lot under Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. People were upset with the way Manjhi was functioning and the attempt now is to win the trust...
  • Live: CM Jitan Ram Manjhi working at BJP's behest, says KC Tyagi February 8, 2015

    Even as political drama intensifies in Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening on Sunday, said sources adding that he is likely to discuss the Janata Dal United crisis and demand special status for the state. ...
  • CM Jitan Manjhi to discuss Bihar political crisis with PM Modi, demand special status for state: sources February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as political drama intensifies in Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening on Sunday, said sources adding that he is likely to discuss the Janata Dal United crisis and demand special status for the state. The political situation in the...
  • Europe deflation biggest risk to global economy in 2015: Nobel Laureate for Economics January 21, 2015

    Nobel Laureate for Economics Edmund Phelps speaks out on Global Financial Crisis saying that Europe's deflation is the biggest risk to the global economy in 2015. ...
  • Ownership, management control to be transferred to co-founder Ajay Singh: Spicejet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of its revival plan, cash-strapped carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that its promoter Kalanithi Maran would transfer his entire stake in the carrier to original founder Ajay Singh as part of plans to revive it. Kalanithi Maran & KAL Airways Pvt Ltd will be transferring ownership and...
  • Rupee drops to one-week low of 63.41 vs dollar, down 12 paise January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Monday reacted downwards by 12 paise to log nearly one-week closing low of 63.41 against the Greenback on weakness in local equities amid fresh dollar demand from importers. A firm dollar overseas too weighed on the rupee even as participants took heart from renewed capital inflows...
  • IMF agrees to release $ 1 billion to Pakistan December 18, 2014

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to release another USD 1.05 billion in financial assistance to Pakistan as part of its effort to help the country overcome economic crisis. With this, the total disbursements under the arrangement is about USD 3.2 billion, a statement said after the IMF Executive...
  • Watch: Timeline of Sydney siege December 16, 2014

    Watch the 17-hour-long siege that unfolded in the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney on Monday. ...