Crisis

  • Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war 15-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town. Twenty-four hours after an Ukrainian ultimatum expired for the separatists to lay down their arms,...
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes 14-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces 13-04-2014 08:39 AM

    Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an "act of aggression by Russia", pushing the conflict between the neighbors into a dangerous new phase. Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons seized government buildings in Slaviansk, a town...
  • Nine Kingfisher trademarks put up for sale 08-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Mumbai: Kingfisher lenders on Monday put on block nine trademarks of the grounded carrier to recover dues running into crores of rupees. The trademarks put on on the block include Fly Kingfisher and Fly Kingfisher (Label), both registered with KFA and each having a validity of up to January 10,...
  • NATO suspends cooperation with Russia over Ukraine crisis 02-04-2014 07:40 AM

    Brussels: NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defences and reassure nervous Eastern European countries. Foreign ministers from the 28-nation, US-led alliance were meeting for the first time since the Russian...
  • Andhra faces constitutional crisis over President's rule 01-04-2014 05:43 PM

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh is heading towards a fresh constitutional crisis as the President's rule will lapse on April 30, if the Parliament is not convened before that and gives its consent to the President's rule. Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to...
  • US calls for pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine border 31-03-2014 08:21 AM

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Russia must pull back its troops from the Ukrainian border to deescalate the tension following Crimea's takeover by Moscow. "Any real progress in Ukraine must include a pullback of the very large Russian force that...
  • Chidambaram deteriorated a robust, healthy economy: Yashwant Sinha 30-03-2014 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: Attacking the Congress led UPA government on the economy front, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit out at the Finance Minister P Chidambaram for India's weak economic condition. BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha accused Chidambaram of deteriorating a robust and healthy economy. He, in...
  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal 29-03-2014 11:07 PM

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhalon Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then...
  • India won't back western sanctions against Russia over Crimea: sources 19-03-2014 02:41 PM

    New Delhi: India has decided not to go with western block on sanctions against Russia over the Crimea issue, say sources. India has stated its position to not support unilateral sanctions by any country unless authorised by the UN. Sources say India is taking a balanced view of the situation...
  • Vladimir Putin calls up PM Manmohan Singh, explains situation in Crimea 18-03-2014 10:37 PM

    New Delhi: Hours after taking the step of merging Crimea with Russia, President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday explained the situation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who underlined India's position on "unity and territorial integrity" of countries and hoped a diplomatic solution would be found to the issue. Singh expressed the...
  • Delhi: 'AAP government did not set aside fund for its Rs 6 crore power subsidy' 18-03-2014 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal regime, which ruled Delhi for 49 days, did not allocate any funds to finance the subsidy on electricity for the people of the national capital, the Delhi government told the High Court on Tuesday. The Delhi government submitted an affidavit in court stating that the...
  • 'Disappointed' UN chief Ban concerned about Ukraine unity 18-03-2014 07:02 AM

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed deep disappointment at the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the Crimea referendum will exacerbate the situation and urged all parties concerned to intensify efforts and engage constructively toward a peaceful solution. "The Secretary-General continues to closely follow the situation in...
  • Ukraine crisis: US imposes sanctions on Russian officials 17-03-2014 10:12 PM

    US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russian officials after Crimea voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favour of the split. ...
  • EU, US impose sanctions against 21 Russian, Crimean officials 17-03-2014 09:25 PM

    Even as Moscow welcomed Crimea's resolution that declared the nation an independent, sovereign state, the West has called the referendum illegal and Ukraine has threatened legal action. The US and the European Union have also imposed travel bans, asset freezes against 21 Russian and Crimean officials. ...
  • Ukraine under siege: Ground view from Kiev

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    As Russian forces encroach into Crimea and the US threatens action against Moscow, the situation in Ukraine is reaching a boiling point. People in ...

  • Confrontation in Ukraine as diplomacy stalls 11-03-2014 09:25 AM

    Kiev: A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing. Ukrainian activists trying to cross into Crimea to show solidarity with opponents of...
  • Crimea votes to join Russia, accelerating Ukraine crisis 06-03-2014 08:19 PM

    Simferopol: Crimea's parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula. The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and...
  • Chidambaram to discuss United Bank crisis with RBI Governor 05-03-2014 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said he will discuss United Bank of India's bad loan crisis with the Reserve Bank Governor later this week. "United Bank is a special case. We will deal with that. It's not an alarming case...UBI issue will be discussed separately when the...
  • Putin talks tough but cools tensions over Ukraine 05-03-2014 08:07 AM

    Moscow: Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. As the Russian president held court in his personal residence, US Secretary...
  • Delhi power crisis: Anil Ambani meets Lt Governor 19-02-2014 11:58 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani on Wednesday met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung for nearly an hour which officials described as a "courtesy call." Both sides declined to comment on the deliberations between Ambani and Jung. The meeting comes against the backdrop of issues concerning two group companies...
  • Delhi power crisis: SC asks NTPC to continue supply to BSES 07-02-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Delhiites, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the National Thermal Power Corporation to continue the power supply to BSES Yamuna, the discom which provides electricity to east and central Delhi. The top court asked NTPC to continue the supply till March 26 and...
  • Delhi power crisis: Discoms move larger High Court bench against CAG audit 07-02-2014 12:22 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to the Delhi power crisis. The three Delhi discoms have now moved a larger bench of the High Court after an earlier bench refused to stay the CAG audit ordered by the Arvind Kejriwal government into the accounts of the...
  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy 03-02-2014 10:18 AM

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • NTPC gives power supply suspension notice from Feb 11 to BSES Rajdhani 01-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: The National Thermal Power Corporation has given an electricity supply suspension notice from February 11 to Delhi utility BSES Rajdhani. On Friday, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had threatened to stop power supply to the BSES Yamuna, which caters to central and east Delhi. The regions could...
  • BSES asks Delhi government to step in to avoid major power crisis 31-01-2014 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: The BSES on Friday said that the company is hopeful of avoiding a major power cut in Delhi and has requested the Delhi government to step in to defuse the crisis. BSES sources say bank holding back funds is leading to a payment problem. NTCP has rejected Delhi...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks BJP over power crisis in the state 26-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three time-rule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24-hour electricity for the state after a year. "As far as availability of power is concerned, what has BJP done in this regard in its three...
  • Delhi: Son dead, wife, daughter in ICU as man tries to kill them, self 21-01-2014 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: An eight-year-old boy died while his sister and mother were battling for their lives after their father allegedly tried to poison his entire family over financial worries, police said. The 35-year-old man, too, has been hospitalised as he slit his throat and wrist. The case was reported in...
  • Ukraine protests turn into fiery street battles 20-01-2014 08:14 AM

    Kiev: Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrators hurled rocks and firebombs to set police vehicles ablaze. Dozens of officers and protesters were injured. Police responded with stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters....