Archive for: February, 2018

Syria rejects US claims on chemical weapon use

Damascus: The Syrian Foreign Ministry has rejected the US claims about the Syrian government using chemical weapons in the war as “lies.” The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the US remarks about the use of chemical weapons in the Eastern Ghouta region of the east of the capital Damascus are “false claims”, […]

Maldives Army surrounds Parliament amidst political turmoil

The Maldives Army on Sunday surrounded the island’s Parliament as opposition lawmakers tried to make their way into the premises following the resignation of the Parliamentary Secretary General. The media reported that some opposition lawmakers had been allowed to enter the premises, despite the heavy military presence, Xinhua reported. Parliamentary Secretary General Ahmed Mohamed announced […]

AAP welcomes BJP’s stand on inter-faith marriages

New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling am Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it welcomed BJP’s support to inter-faith and inter-religious marriages. “Irrespective of our political ideologies, I welcome Manoj Tiwari ji who has supported inter-faith and inter-religious marriages by consenting adults,” AAP spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj tweeted. His remarks came a day after the Delhi BJP unit chief […]

TDP to raise issue of ‘injustice’ in Parliament

Amaravati, Feb 4 (IANS) Upset over “injustice” to Andhra Pradesh in Union Budget 2018-19, the TDP, a key ally of the BJP, on Sunday decided to raise the issue in Parliament. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu asked his party MPs to pressurise the BJP-led NDA government to […]

Sachin centre of attraction at Kolkata marathon

Kolkata: A day after India won the U-19 World Cup, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday urged youngsters taking part in a marathon here to lead the way. Stressing on fitness, which Tendulkar has time and again termed the key to India’s success in not only the just-concluded ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand, […]

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees

Washington: Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment. “Harassment, including sexual harassment, has no place here at NASA and will not be tolerated. It’s not consistent with our values, our employee engagement, and our […]

‘RBI shouldn’t hike rate for fear of Budget stoking inflation’

New Delhi: The RBI should refrain from raising interest rates owing to concerns about inflation being stoked by the pro-farm sector proposals of the budget 2018-19, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday ahead of the central bank’s final bi-monthly monetary policy review of the fiscal slated for the next week. Presenting the Union Budget for the […]

Talaq laid out in Quran, no Government can Interfere: Sharad Pawar

Aurangabad:  NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said no government has the right to interfere in Islamic laws related to talaq (divorce), which have their origins in the Quran. He said that said if banning instant triple talaq was about giving protection to women, then “whatever one intends to do should be done by taking prominent […]

Veteran Politician Hukum Singh Dies At 79

Veteran politician and BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh Hukum Singh died today at a hospital in Noida where he was admitted, his family said. He was 79. Hukum Singh, who was elected from the Kairana constituency, is survived by five daughters. Condoling his death Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter, “Anguished by the demise […]

Tension prevails in Delhi’s Khyala after Muslim girl’s kin kill 23-yr-old Hindu man

New Delhi: More police have been deployed in west Delhi’s Khyala area in order to avoid any untoward incident or communal clashes, where 23-year-old photographer, Ankit Saxena, was killed by the family of his Muslim girlfriend. Ankit was attacked on a street near his home on Thursday night and his throat was slashed, the police […]

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