REGIME

  • As US remains defiant on attacking Syria, MEA advises Indians to leave the country August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians to leave Syria after the US hinted on a possible military attack on the Middle East country. US President Barack Obama has maintained that the US was contemplating a military intervention to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a...
  • New Iranian president vows support for Syria's Assad August 5, 2013

    Beirut: Iran's new president has expressed his country's support to Syria's embattled leader Bashar Assad's regime, saying no force in the world will be able to shake their decadesold alliance. Hasan Rouhani's comments came as Syrian troops and rebels fought some of the fiercest battles in the mountains of the...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy July 5, 2013

    Rome: The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on board, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant. A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on...
  • North Korea charges US man in plot to overthrow regime April 28, 2013

    Pyongyang: North Korea announced on Saturday that an American detained for nearly six months is being tried in the Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted. The case involving Kenneth Bae, who has been in North...
  • New visa pact, extradition treaty with Bangladesh in offing January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: India is all set to sign a liberalised visa agreement and an extradition treaty with Bangladesh during Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's twoday visit to Dhaka beginning on Sunday. The new visa pact, named revised travel arrangement, will remove restrictions on visit of each other's businesspersons, students, patients,...
  • IndiaPakistan new visa regime from January 15 January 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Senior citizens from India and Pakistan will be able to obtain visa on arrival at the AtariWagah joint checkpost effective coming Tuesday (January 15), Daily Times reported on Friday. A separate visa counter has been established at AtariWagah joint checkpost to facilitate people aged 65 years and above for issuance...
  • India and Pakistan implement new visa regime December 17, 2012

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan have begun implementing a new liberal visa regime following the operationalisation of a bilateral visa agreement last week, officials said on Monday. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad and the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi have started implementing provisions of the new pact related to...
  • Pak Interior Minister Rehman Malik to arrive today December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The founder of the jobs portal 'Naukri.com' Sanjeev Bhikhchandani visited Pakistan in September earlier this year. He said that business was the answer to better relations between India and Pakistan, even though it had its own set of risks. "I believe if you want lasting peace then you...
  • Usain Bolt to cut down on his training programme October 24, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Sprint champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica has revealed plans to diminish his training programme in a bid to prolong his career. Bolt, 26, said Tuesday his best chance of adding to his haul of six Olympic gold medals was to avoid overexerting his body between now and the...
  • Krishna meets Khar, terrorism high on agenda September 8, 2012

    Islamabad: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna began crucial talks with his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday to review the second round of resumed dialogue with issues like terrorism to be on top of the agenda. The onetoone meeting between Krishna and Khar was followed by delegationlevel talks between the...
  • Chidambaram assures investors of stable tax regime September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Assuring investors of a stable tax regime, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the Income Tax Department would adopt a nonadversarial approach in realising the direct tax target of Rs 5.70 lakh crore for 201213. "We will ensure there is a stable tax regime, there is stable tax...
  • EU ban on Iran oil pushes sanctions limits July 1, 2012

    Brussels: A European Union embargo on Iranian oil comes into effect on Sunday with Western governments hopeful economic pain will persuade Tehran to scale back its nuclear work but also mindful they are pushing against the limits of sanctions. Combined with new measures coming into force this week in the United...
  • Most services to come under tax net from July 1 June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: All services except those which are in the negative list will become expensive from Sunday with the implementation of the new service tax regime. With the exception of 38 services, which figure in the negative list, all other activities would attract 12 per cent tax. The government had...
  • India seeks membership of Nexport control regimes April 22, 2012

    United Nations: Citing its nonproliferation record, India told the UN Security Council that given its ability and willingness to promote global nonproliferation objectives, its membership of the four nuclear export control regimes should be "the next logical step." India's Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri said India has...
  • Indian tax regime stable: Pranab Mukherjee April 21, 2012

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has reassured US investors that proposed changes to India's tax law were meant to reduce uncertainty. ...
  • Anna Hazare's daily workout December 27, 2011

    Anna Hazare performs yoga in his native village Ralegan Siddhi.Anna Hazare works on an exercise cycle in his native village Ralegan Siddhi.Anna Hazare has been ramping up pressure on India's government to bring sweeping legislation to end corruption.
  • Relaxed IndoPak visa regime likely in Sep June 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Come September, India and Pakistan are likely to have a relaxed visa regime that will facilitate easy travel for journalists, businessmen and senior citizens of both the countries. The neighbours are working closely towards amendments in the existing visa agreement at...
  • Syrian mutiny, loss of town shows cracks in regime June 8, 2011

    Beirut: A deadly mutiny of Syrian soldiers and loss of control over a tense northern town appeared to show extraordinary cracks in an autocratic regime that has long prided itself on its iron control. Details about the events in Jisr alShughour remained murky on Tuesday. The government said 120 forces were...
  • Rally to support raped Libyan women March 28, 2011

    Benghazi: Libyan woman Ayman Al Abidi, who stormed into a Tripoli hotel on Saturday, telling foreign reporters that she had been raped by government troops, has been released, reported a spokesman for the Gaddafi regime. In Benghazi hundreds of men and women held a rally in support of the rape...
  • Libya: Gaddafi forces battle rebels, 37 killed March 5, 2011

    Tripoli: Moammar Gaddafi's regime struck back at its opponents with a powerful attack on Friday on the closest oppositionheld city to Tripoli and a barrage of tear gas and live ammunition to smother new protests in the capital. At least 37 people died in fighting and in an explosion at...
  • Suu Kyi's party seeks talks with US, EU February 8, 2011

    Yangon, Myanmar: The party of prodemocracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced support for Western sanctions on Myanmar and requested meetings with the US and EU to discuss how the embargoes could be modified "in the interests of democracy." In a fourpage report, the National League for Democracy said that...
  • Fresh, friendlier tax regime from 2011: Pranab October 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said a new direct tax regime with rationalised rates and simplified procedures will take effect 2011 and as the government was open to suggestions to improve the proposals. "We want to present all stakeholders with a tax regime that is simple and broad...
  • Bill Clinton pops up in N Korea, America's pet foe August 4, 2009

    Seoul: Former US President Bill Clinton made a surprise trip to North Korea on Tuesday amid an international standoff over the country's nuclear program and concerns about two US reporters imprisoned in Pyongyang since March. Clinton landed in Pyongyang in an unmarked jet Tuesday and was greeted at the airport by...
  • N Korea tests world's patience, fires missiles May 26, 2009

    Seoul: North Korea launched tests on Tuesday of two more shortrange missiles a day after detonating a nuclear bomb underground, a news report said, pushing the regime's confrontation with world powers further despite the threat of UN Security Council action. Two missilesone groundtoair, the other groundtoshipwith a range of about130 km...
  • Fit and fine; women loses 100 kilos through exercise January 29, 2009

    Arizona: Karen Daniel flew in a hot air balloon thousands of feet in the air above the Arizona desert. This was impossible for Karen a few years ago. I was 67 inches around on my butt, and 65 inches tall, so I was two inches bigger around than I...
  • Britain raises marriage visa age July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The age at which someone can apply for a marriage visa will increase from 18 to 21 as part of the UK government's action against forced marriages, the British Home Office announced on Wednesday. The five key proposals announced are to: Raise the age of sponsorship for a...
  • Taxpayers may gain up to Rs 44,000 per year February 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The working class people will stand to benefit by up to Rs 44,000 a year in income tax following the changes proposed by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget for 200809, which also provides for a minimum benefit of Rs 4,000. While raising the income tax exemption limit...
  • UK set to tighten visa rules, to cut tourists visa December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: If you are planning a visit to the UK on a tourist visa, you could now only get to spend three months there instead of six months. Proposals to half the UK tourist visa time for people from outside the European Union are expected to be announced this week. This...
  • Corus auction to cast shadow on mkts January 28, 2007

    New Delhi: The outcome of the bidding war for UKbased Corus through an auction process will not only be a deciding force for share price movement of Tata Steel but will influence the activities on Dalal Street as well. The Corus auction would also affect considerably the other steel stocks, as...
  • 'Mush desperate for good IndoPak ties' November 6, 2006

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is desperate to have good relations with India, not because he is genuinely interested in peace with its neighbour, but to preserve his own military regime, says a top legal expert of that country. "Musharraf is desperate to have good relations with India because he wants...