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Obama looks forward to meeting Manmohan Singh

"He (Obama) very much looks forward to the meeting," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday ahead of Manmohan Singh's arrival in Washington for their third summit in four years. "He looks…

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu region

A defence spokesman told IANS, "Pakistan troops again resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions using small arms and automatics in Bhimbar Gali area of Rajouri last night." "Pakistan firing started at 8.40 p.m.…

Mexico storm toll rises to 139

Atleast 35 more people were injured in the landslide and floods that battered several states nationwide, Xinhua quoted Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong as saying Wednesday. Chong said 312 cities of 14 states have declared a…

23 people killed in Iraq violence

A roadside explosions at a market place in Sabie al-Bour suburb near Baghdad killed 11 people and injured 35, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua. Earlier, seven people were killed and 15 wounded when a roadside bomb ripped…

Jagan seeks court’s nod to tour Kadapa, Guntur

The Lok Sabha member from Kadapa, who was released from jail on conditional bail Tuesday, filed a petition seeking permission to visit Idupulapaya in Kadapa district Oct 1-2, and to tour Guntur on Oct 4. Jagan, as the MP is popularly…

Obama takes diplomatic path on Iran nuclear issue

Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama Tuesday extended a hand to Iran, offering a diplomatic path to solve its nuclear issue amid speculation that he may follow it up with a historic handshake with Iranian president Hassan…

BJP opposes ordinance on convicted lawmakers

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday opposed an ordinance that negates a Supreme Court order disqualifying MPs and MLAs if convicted in a criminal case. Government opted for the ordinance route…

Brazil blasts US for spying

United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday slammed the US for "meddling" in her country's affairs by widespread espionage. "Recent revelations concerning the activities of a global…

Change leadership, Somnath tells Left

Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Hinting that Leftist parties in West Bengal should consider a change of guard, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Wednesday said sports coaches get sacked if their team fails to perform.…

Kenya mall siege over, 72 killed

Nairobi, Sep 25 (IANS) The four-day siege involving suspected Somali Islamist militants at Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre ended Tuesday over with 72 people dead, including six soldiers and five militants, Kenyan President…

208 killed in Pakistan earthquake

Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) A total of 208 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan Tuesday afternoon, an official said Wednesday. Jan Muhammad Buledi, spokesperson…

Last-ditch move on to rescue Nairobi hostages

Nairobi, Sep 24 (IANS) Kenyan security forces were making last-ditch efforts Monday night to rescue hostages kept in a mall in Nairobi by the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group. Officials said almost all hostages had been…

Quick progress at Gujarat N-plant

Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Construction work at the Rs.11,000 crore double-unit 700 MW atomic power plant in Gujarat is progressing at a quick pace and setting up of major equipment will begin soon, a senior official of the Nuclear Power…

20 killed in Baghdad bombings

Baghdad, Sep 24 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and 53 others wounded in three bombing attacks here Monday, police said. A car bomb went off Monday evening near a funeral in the Adhamiya district in northern Baghdad, killing…

President approves Wakf amendment bill

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Wakf Amendment Bill, 2013, thus making it a law, said a statement Tuesday. Parliament had Sep 5 approved the Waqf Amendment Bill that aims to make properties…

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