Date wise Archive

Devsagar Singh

Decades of turmoil and bloodshed have made Jammu and Kashmir insensitive. Why else would there be such a divide on the issue of granting domicile certificates to some 20,000 families who crossed over to India from Pakistan in the aftermath of partition in 1947?

That China would once again stall India’s move at the United Nations to have Masood Azhar declared a terrorist was quite expected in view of its growing collaboration with Pakistan in defence and economic development. China is unperturbed by the fact that as chief of the terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, Masood Azhar is directly responsible for a number of major terror attacks in India. But what should cause worry to India is the emerging Pakistan-China-Russia axis which seeks to woo the Afghan Taliban and use it as a counterweight against the ISIS.


South Korean President Park Geun-hye refused to testify today in the impeachment trial that will decide her future, prompting the prosecutors to question why she has publicly denied the charges of corruption but will not do so before the court.


US President-elect Donald Trump today complained that a prominent television channel used his "worst" picture ever as the cover art for a new book about the 2016 Presidential election.

Kuala Lumpur
Emergency services in Malaysia deployed boats and trucks today as thousands of villagers were stranded after four days of heavy rain caused flooding in east coast states, officials said.

An attack carried out by the Islamic State group on a police station in the Iraqi city of Samarra has left three members of the force dead, officers said today.


The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, known as UNAMI, said in a statement late yesterday that 12,388 other civilians were wounded in 2016.


Two Russian Navy ships arrived in Manila today for a goodwill visit amid President Rodrigo Duterte's moves to bolster ties with Moscow, including a possible weapons deal.


Britain's first baby of 2017 is an Indian-origin girl, who came into the world at 12.01 am, just a minute into the New Year.


The gunman who killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub had fought in Syria for Islamic State jihadists, a report said today, as Turkish authorities intensified their hunt for the attacker.


A clinic owned by an NRI group in the UAE has been named the 'Distinguished Private Medical Facility' by the government for high standards of patient- care and healthcare service delivery.


Turkish media today ran a "selfie video" of a man they say is the gunman who killed 39 people, including two Indians, at an Istanbul nightclub.

Rio de Janeiro

At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, Brazilian state authorities said today.

Amid a chill in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called a high-level meeting and reviewed the current status of the country's ties with its neighbours and strategic partners.

China continued to flex its muscles in the South China Sea, with its first aircraft carrier conducting exercises in the disputed area with a flotilla of naval ships amid tensions with the US following President- elect Donald Trump's telephone call to the Taiwanese pre


The Pakistan Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has unanimously approved the Hindu Marriage Bill, which will enable the said community to get their marriages registered and to appeal in courts of law in cases of separation.


An air hostess of Pakistan's national carrier has been detained in Canada after she was caught stealing in CCTV footage of a department store.


Nepal's Supreme Court today cleared the decks for the government to go ahead with a crucial Constitution amendment bill, deciding against issuing an interim order to stall the bid citing separation of powers.


China has tightened border rules in Tibet, extending the already stringent rules to ports, trade zones and scenic spots, citing growing incidence of "separatist and terrorist activities" amid efforts to make the remote Himalayan region South Asia's trade hub.


A massive fire broke out at a two-storey building in Bangladesh early today, partially collapsing a major market in the capital. The fire broke out at the DCC Market in Dhaka's Gulshan-1 area. The flames led to the collapse of a third of the two-storey shopping mall.


National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today demanded that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resign for adopting a "casual" approach and taking wrong steps to control the situation during the unrest in the Valley.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said that the state was staring at a drought due to failure of the North East monsoon and assured farmers that they would be given appropriate relief.

Terming as "baseless" the "propaganda" that the Centre was trying to destroy the cooperative sector in Kerala, BJP today asked the CPI(M)-led LDF government to stop all "disinformation campaign" launched against it on the issue of demonetisation of high value curren
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IPA Special Correspondent

The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has hailed the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of India, on misuse of religion, caste and language to gain votes in the elections and is of the view that the judgment should put an end to the long litigation used by some vested interests on the issue.

A three-day crucial central committee meeting of CPI(M) will convene here from January 6 to work out the political strategy to be adopted in the upcoming Assembly polls to be held later this year and deliberate on national issues.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya today sought early release of funds meant for development projects in Telangana by the Rural Development Ministry.


Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir today staged a walkout from the Assembly alleging that the state government was not serious about discussing the Kashmir unrest as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was scheduled to speak on the issue, had left for Srinagar.


The Bombay High Court has directed the Centre to treat a petition -- seeking mandatory sealing of health care products and consumer durables -- as if it was a representation made to it and take appropriate decision expeditiously, preferably within six months.

A CBI court today remanded sand mining baron J Shekar Reddy and four others in judicial custody till January 17 in a fresh case relating to seizure of currency notes from his house here.

The Madras High Court today dispensed with the personal appearance of the Chief Election Commissioner in an election petition matter.