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All party meet to end Parliament logjam

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath Tuesday called an all-party meet to end the logjam in parliament and facilitate passing of sthe food security bill. The all-party meet has been called at noon in…

Manufacturing can transform India: Kalam

Gurgaon, Aug 13 (IANS) Former president APJ Abdul Kalam Tuesday highlighted the critical importance of manufacturing and technology in transforming India into a developed nation. India is witnessing a wave of growth in…

US presses India, Pakistan to keep talking

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Reiterating its hands-off policy on Kashmir, the United States has expressed the hope that the two South Asian neighbours will continue the steps they have recently taken to improve bilateral relations despite…

Anna Hazare to lead India Day parade in America

New York, Aug 13 (IANS) India's anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will be a surprise guest of honour at the largest India Day Parade in America in Manhattan next Sunday as Indian-Americans celebrate India's Independence…

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Kashmir minister quits over Kishtwar violence

Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo resigned Monday after coming under attack over the communal violence in Kishtwar that left two people dead. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah…

Six injured in clashes, curfew in Bihar town

Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Curfew was imposed in a Bihar town where police resorted to firing Monday following a violent clash between two communities, in which at least half a dozen people were seriously injured, officials said. Police…

Police official booked for raping niece

Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) A police sub inspector here has been booked for raping his niece over a period of several months, police said Monday. Accused police sub inspector Razashad Shaikh, 28, is presently attached to the traffic…

Jammu region clashes toll three: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Three people have died in clashes in the Jammu region, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said adding that the government will not allow any forced migration from the area. The minister told the Rajya…

BSF seizes fake currency at Bangladesh border

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) said Monday it has seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of Rs.100,000 from near the India-Bangladesh border. Troopers deployed at Churiantpur in West…

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Seven killed in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, Aug 12 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 15 wounded in separate shooting and bombing incidents in Iraq, police said Sunday. Three members of an anti-terrorism force were killed and six others wounded late Saturday when…

Snowden’s father to visit him in Russia

Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's father has secured documents to visit his son in Russia, Lon Snowden and his lawyer Bruce Fein said. They made the revelation during an interview on ABC…

Pakistan violates ceasefire thrice

Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistani troops violated the bilateral ceasefire thrice since Sunday, firing at Indian positions from across the border, a defence spokesman said Monday. "Pakistani troops resorted to unproved firing…

India test-fires n-capable Prithvi-II missile

Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) India Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior defence official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a range…

Life back to normal in Srinagar

Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Life was normal on Monday in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, as educational institutions, markets, government offices and transport opened after three days of Eid festivities and a shutdown called by…

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Two killed, 30 injured in France accident

Paris, Aug 11 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and at least 30 people were wounded Sunday in a bus accident in southern France's Aude region, a media report said. The bus "passed over the security fence" around 1.30 a.m.,…

Arun Jaitley not allowed to travel to Kishtwar

Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who had planned to lead a party team to trouble-torn Kishtwar in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, found his plans foiled as authorities did not allow him to proceed after he landed…

Drinking water shortage hits two mn in China

Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A lingering drought in southwest China's Guizhou province has left more than 2.5 million people facing a shortage of drinking water, officials said. About 15.6 million people in 1,236 towns have been…

Firing from Pakistan leaves BSF trooper wounded

Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) A BSF trooper was wounded in firing by Pakistani soldiers in the Kanachak sector of Jammu district on the international border, officials said on Sunday. The incident, coming less than a week after the…

Grenade explosion near Manipur CM’s residence

Imphal, Aug 11 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day celebrations, a powerful grenade blast near the official residence of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Imphal West district Saturday night rocked the outskirts of the capital…

Scale down relations with Pakistan: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked the Indian government to scale down diplomatic relations with Pakistan in the wake of the killing of Indian soldiers in Kashmir. "The time has come to give…

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Another GJM leader arrested, Darjeeling stir on

Darjeeling, Aug 11 (IANS) The West Bengal government has arrested yet another Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader as an indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered its ninth day Sunday. Kalimpong GJM core committee member…

UPA hopes to pass food bill next week

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With the first week of the monsoon session -- which started Aug 5 -- lost to disruptions, the government hopes to get the food security bill passed in parliament before Aug 15, informed sources said Sunday.…

US drone kills five al-Qaida militants in Yemen

Sana'a, Aug 11 (IANS) At least five suspected al-Qaida militants were killed Saturday evening when US drone strikes hit their vehicles in Yemen's Lahj province, an official said. The suspected terrorists were killed when…

Subramanian Swamy joins BJP

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has merged his party with the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP chief Rajnath Singh said Sunday. "I welcome Subramanian Swamy in the BJP. I believe this will benefit…

India wants timely polls in Nepal: Sushil Koirala

On his arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Koirala said his visit to India was successful. "Elections will be held at any cost. I told the Indian leaders that polls will be held on the stipulated date. I also made clear that there…

300,000 people affected in China floods

At least person has died and 2,267 houses have been damaged in rain-triggered floods. About 34,100 people have been evacuated, reported Xinhua citing local authorities. In the worst-hit Wenxian County of Longnan City, the rainstorm at…

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