Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives today hacked the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with a profanity-laden message against the Prime Minister and anti-India content.
Agriculture was at the centre-stage of priority sectors for the government in 2016, upstaged only at the fag-end of the year by the demonetisation drive of the government. Significantly two consecutive droughts did not dampen the indomitable spirit of Indian farmers who, as per the fourth advance estimates for 2015-16 crop year, produced 252.22 million tonnes of foodgrains as against the output of 252.02 million tonnes last year.
The opposition has failed to forge unity on the demonetisation move of the Modi government even after 50 days though the people are feeling the cash crunch and continue to stand in queues before the banks. Despite the hardships faced by the common man, who welcomed the demonetisation announced on the night of November 8, people are also confused about how long they have to face the cash crunch. There are reports that the economy is heading for a slide and that the costs of the currency ban may well outweigh its touted benefits.
President Pranab Mukherjee’s speech at the Indian History Congress at Thiruvananthapuram is significant not only because of its content but also because of its timing. He regretted the ‘unfortunate tendency’ to express ‘intolerance’ at every view perceived to be ‘hostile’. As the head of the State he could not be more explicit about the quarters from which the hostility came.
Antonio Guterres took the reins of the United Nations on New Year's Day, promising to be a "bridge-builder" but facing an antagonistic incoming US administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world body's 193 member states do nothing except talk and have a good t
The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the nearly six-year conflict in Syria and jump-start peace negotiations, as a fragile country-wide cease-fire wavered.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today released six dissidents, among them former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, who had been under house arrest for more than two months, opposition leaders said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May used a New Year video message today to pledge she would work towards getting the "right deal" for Britain as it prepares to leave the European Union after a "divisive" referendum.
Pakistan today said India's bid at the UN to ban Masood Azhar was "politically motivated" and "replete with frivolous information", two days after its close ally China blocked the proposal to get the JeM chief and Pathankot attack mastermind listed as a global terrori
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today vowed to achieve reconciliation in the country, even as former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa warned the government against any steps endangering the unitary character of the state.
Unidentified miscreants today shot dead a ruling Awami League lawmaker at his constituency in northwestern Gaibandha, police said. They said 48-year-old Manzurul Islam Liton was shot at his village home as he was holding a meeting with local activists.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that Taiwan will be "calm" when facing issues to do with China, but uncertainties next year will test the self-ruled island and its national security team, even as she recommitted to maintaining peace.
China will never allow anyone to "make a great fuss" about its territorial sovereignty and maritime rights, President Xi Jinping said in his New Year's address, while China's top official in charge of Taiwan ties warned of risk ahead in 2017.
A 37-year-old resident of Bhatu Basti attempted to commit suicide last month. In the complaint to the police, Sameera Bibi, wife of Mohammed Yusuf said that on the 29th of last month she inquired about the duty timings of her husband which led to domestic spat.
Thousands of Dawoodi Bohras are carrying out welfare programmes in more than 200 towns and cities spread across four states as part of a project to improve living condition of the poor members of the community.
A 60-year-old undertrial prisoner of the district jail here died due to illness in Kairana town of Shamli district, police said. According to jail superintendent Rakesh Singh, Imran, a tuberculosis patient, was under treatment in a hospital here.