States

  • Islamic State insurgents release purported video of beheading of US journalist 4 hours 3 minutes ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago, and images of another US journalist whose life they said depended on US action in Iraq. The video, titled 'A Message To America,'...
  • Islamic State message to America: 'we will drown all of you in blood' Yesterday

    Baghdad: The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand Yesterday

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe: Monitoring group 3 days ago

    Beirut: The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the past two weeks, the majority of them civilians, a human rights monitoring group and activists said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has tracked violence on...
  • Independence Day celebrated in Mizoram 4 days ago

    Aizawl: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated in Mizoram on Friday with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles ground. The chief minister, in his Independence Day speech, said the state has achieved success in economic, educational and societal empowerment of people. "The Mizoram government has achieve...
  • Govt to constitute 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development 1 week ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to constitute a 18-member cabinet committee for industrial development in the state and to remove all difficulties faced in establishing industries in Lucknow. The Chief Minister will head the committee and Chief Secretary will be its secretary. The state industries department will be its nodal...
  • Police bust inter-state truck loot gang, 10 arrested August 10, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested 10 persons and busted an inter-state gang involved in looting of trucks. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Patna, Manu Maharaj said, "Acting on intelligence inputs that a few criminals had assembled near a bridge under Gauri Chak police station in the district, we constituted a team under City SP Ashish Bharti...
  • US bombs Islamic state in Iraq, says airstrikes meant to protect their military personnel August 9, 2014

    Baghdada/Arbil: US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide". The Pentagon also said that the strikes are meant to protect US military personnel in Irbil. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in...
  • SBI Q1 net profit rises 3.3 per cent to Rs 3,349 crore August 8, 2014

    Mumbai: State Bank of India on Friday reported a marginal 3.3 per cent increase in net profit to Rs 3,349.08 crore for the quarter ended June 30 even as provision for bad debts increased significantly. The country's largest bank had a standalone net profit of Rs 3,241.08 crore in the same...
  • Rajasthan BJP appoints state office bearers August 7, 2014

    Rajasthan BJP has appointed state office bearers and 39 district presidents. The appointments were made by BJP state president Ashok Parnami, according to a party release. Ramkishan Meena, Santosh Ahlawat, Chunnilal Garasia, Anita Bhadel, Nandkishore Solanki, Bhajan Lal Sharma, Mohan Lal Gupta and Mahendra Bohra were made vice presidents and Narayan...
  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan not to seek fresh term in Kerala State Chalachitra Academy August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan, whose three-year term as chairperson of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is ending later this month, has decided against seeking a fresh term. Minister for Cinema, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan confirmed to IANS that the director has sought to be relieved. "The term is for three years and he expressed...
  • Indian couple arrested in US; charged with abusing daughter August 6, 2014

    New York: An Indian couple has been arrested in New York and charged with subjecting their 12-year-old daughter to "unspeakable physical abuse" for months by starving her and beating her with a metal handle and baseball bat, leaving her severely bruised and hospitalised for surgery. Rajesh Ranot, 46, and his...
  • PM Modi unlikely to address joint session of US Congress August 5, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to address a joint session of the US Congress when he travels to Washington to meet President Barack Obama at the White House in late September mainly because of the general elections in November More than 80 members of the House of Representatives...
  • US: Protesting against racial slur, Sikh man hit, dragged by a truck for 30 feet August 4, 2014

    New York: A shocking case of alleged racial abuse in New York has left a 29-year-old Sikh man in critical condition. Sandeep Singh was allegedly hit by a truck and dragged for nearly 30 feet after an argument with the driver of a pick up truck driver who allegedly hurled...
  • Fear of 2008-like flood fuels panic in Bihar August 3, 2014

    Thousands of people in Bihar on Sunday were panicky, fearing a repeat of the worst floods in the Kosi plains in 2008 after a drastic rise in the water level of the Kosi river. The water level started rising due to Saturday's landslide that killed eight people in Nepal. Mud and...
  • Fire in bank destroys currency worth Rs 12,000, other articles August 3, 2014

    Furniture, computer sets, Rs 12,000 in cash and other articles inside Chiyanki branch of the State Bank of India in Palamu district was gutted, and transaction was stopped. Branch manager NK Sinha said the fire broke out late last night in the branch possibly due to short circuit. Local people informed...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • No plan to privatise Rajasthan roadways: PWD Minister August 2, 2014

    Rajasthan government sought to allay apprehension of Opposition on introduction of private bus operations on national highways, saying State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not be privatised nor there would be any retrenchment of employees in future. "Existing 21,500 employees should rest assured that their services will be well protected," PWD...
  • Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state July 31, 2014

    La Paz: Bolivia on Thursday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech July 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With state specific levies adding up to Rs 7 a litre in price of diesel, the Centre has called a meeting with 12 states with the highest incidence of taxes like octroi and entry tax, to impress upon them to cut these duties and bring down prices. A litre of...
  • CM Jayalalithaa requests Centre to enhance Haj quota to Tamil Nadu July 26, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested the Centre to enhance the Haj quota for Tamil Nadu this year as the state has received a huge number of applications from pilgrims and many were left disappointed. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said the Tamil...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi July 25, 2014

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • Haryana objects to assembly of SGPC supporters in state July 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Wednesday objected to the reported convergence of Amritsar-based SGPC supporters in the state gurdwaras alleging that they were planning to forcibly retain possession of the shrines following the row over separate Haryana SGPC. According to Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha, Amritsar-based SGPC supporters had converged...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials July 23, 2014

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • Gujarat Government red faced over 'copy-paste' of old Budgetary material July 22, 2014

    Gandhinagar: In an embarrassing admission, the Gujarat government on Monday told the Legislative Assembly that its officials had copied some of the pages from previous budgetary material and printed them as part of the current publication and distributed the same to Members of the House. The Government was caught off-guard when...
  • Mysore: Rape survivor made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical test July 22, 2014

    Mysore: A rape survivor in Mysore was made to wait naked for three hours in a government hospital on Tuesday. Karnataka State Women's Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa has taken up the issue. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah, too, promised action in the case. "We will take whatever action is needed," he said. Earlier...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Bodies found north of Baghdad as Sunni insurgents turn on each other July 14, 2014

    Baghdad: Residents of a town north of Baghdad found 12 corpses with execution-style bullet wounds on Monday, after fighting between rival Sunni insurgent groups that could eventually unravel the coalition that seized much of the north and west of the country. The incident points to an intensification of infighting between the...