Archive for: May, 2017

Controversial cleric sacked as head of Kolkata mosque

Kolkata,  Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, the controversial Shahi Imam of the city’s Tipu Sultan Mosque, who had threatened ‘jihad’ and refused to take off the beacon from his vehicle, was on Wednesday sacked from the post. The sacking comes two days after a police complaint was lodged against Barkati by the mosque’s trustee board. A […]

Trinamool wins four, GJM three civic bodies in Bengal

Kolkata,  West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has won in four municipalities, while the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has managed to retain control in three in the northern hills, according to the civic polls results announced on Wednesday. The Trinamool virtually wiped out all opposition in the plains where it won Raiganj, Domkal and Pujali municipalities. The […]

Court frames charges against AAP MLA Som Dutt

New Delhi,  A court here on Wednesday framed charges against Aam Aadmi Party legislator Som Dutt in a rioting case during campaigning for the 2015 assembly election. Metropolitan Magistrate Ruby Neeraj Kumar framed charges against Dutt relating to rioting, wrongful restraint, voluntarily causing grievous hurt and unlawful assembly under the Indian Penal Code. After the […]

When did you last visit CM office: Mishra asks Kejriwal

New Delhi,  Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and asked when was the last time he went to his office. “People of Delhi might not know that last year he (Kejriwal) went to his office only for two days,” Mishra alleged in a letter […]

Calm, secure Iran preparing for polls: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran is preparing for its presidential elections in a secure and calm environment at the heart of a region rife with unrest. “Look at the regional countries. Is there any place where there is no insecurity? In this insecure assortment, the Islamic Republic is preparing […]

Rouhani, Raeisi in heated race to win over voters in Mashhad

On the last day of campaigning for Iran’s 12th presidential election, the two main rivals gearing up for a head-to-head battle, Hassan Rouhani and Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, are revving up their campaigns in the northeastern city of Mashhad. Incumbent President Rouhani arrived in Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan Razavi province, on Wednesday afternoon, and is […]

Syria censures deadly US strikes on civilians in Raqqah, Dayr al-Zawr

Syria , Syria has written to the United Nations, severely condemning recent fatal airstrikes by the US-led coalition against civilians as illegal and a breach of its sovereignty. More than 26 people were killed and scores injured in the coalition air raids on al-Ekirshi village in Syria’s Raqqah Province on Monday. Similar strikes targeted the […]

Israeli minister says Assad should be killed

Palestine , An Israeli minister says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is to blame for the sufferings of the Arab state and should be assassinated, a day after the US leveled fresh  allegations against the Damascus government. “As far as I am concerned it is time to assassinate Assad,” the regime’s housing and construction minister Yoav […]

Germany may pull troops out of Turkey base

Germany , German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned that Berlin could allow the movement of troops out of a base in southern Turkey if Ankara keeps denying German lawmakers access to the site. Gabriel said on Wednesday that if German lawmakers were not allowed a visit to Incirlik base, where some 250 German troops […]

South Korea’s President Moon says war with North highly possible

Koreas , South Korea’s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in has warned of a “high possibility” of conflict with North Korea amid the latter’s rapidly advancing missile and military nuclear programs. “The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” Moon said during […]

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