Date wise Archive

Washington

President Donald Trump has slammed the court that is deliberating his immigration and refugee executive order as being "so political," part of a relentless pounding of the judiciary branch that prompted a rebuke from his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Washington

The religious minority communities and Dalits face discrimination and persecution in India where hate crimes, social boycotts and forced conversion have escalated dramatically since 2014, an independent bipartisan American body has claimed, asking the US to put human

Washington

US President Donald Trump has told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a letter that he looks forward to developing a "constructive relationship" that benefits both countries, days after his remarks questioning the decades-old 'One China' policy riled Beijing.

Batu Caves

More than a million Hindus gathered in temples across Malaysia today to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival, with many piercing their bodies with hooks and skewers to showcase devotion to the deity Lord Murugan.

Washington

The US military has said that it had killed eleven Al-Qaeda operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria.

Washington

India and the US have agreed to "sustain the momentum on key bilateral defence efforts", as Defence Secretary James Mattis called his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar and expressed commitment to build upon the tremendous progress made in defence cooperation.

SEOUL

North Korea could own up to 45 nuclear arms by 2020 owing to an anticipated rise in its reserves of plutonium and enriched uranium and its growing pace of arms development, a South Korean expert said on Thursday.

London

British Parliament overwhelmingly supported a bill on Thursday empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start crucial negotiations by March 31 on leaving the European Union (EU), bringing Brexit a step closer.

Islamabad

Pakistan is hosting warships from 36 countries, including Russia, China and the US, in the Arabian Sea for a naval exercise beginning tomorrow. Codenamed Aman-17, the five-day-long exercise will be held in the north Arabian Sea.

Caen

An explosion at a nuclear power plant on France's northwest coast caused minor injuries today, but the authorities said there was no risk of radiation.

Colombo

Exiled ex-Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday declared that he would return to his country and run for presidency in elections next year, as he asserted that India will be “mindful of assisting democracy”.

Lucknow

The catchy one liner "UP ko ye saath pasand hai" dotting the Uttar Pradesh skyline does not seem to be reflected on the ground as fledgling alliance partners SP and Congress are crossing swords in over a dozen Assembly seats.

Amethi (UP)

Notwithstanding a pre-poll alliance between Congress and Samajwadi Party, former state minister Ameeta Sinh today filed her nomination as a Congress candidate from Amethi seat which has been given to the ruling party for the high-stake Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Lucknow

A day after the Rashtriya Ulema Council pledged its support to BSP, Shahi Imam of Delhi Jama Masjid Maulana Ahmad Bukhari today announced his backing for Mayawati's party in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and accused SP of going back on its words.

New Tehri (U'khand)

Promising to bring development in Uttarakhand if voted to power, BJP president Amit Shah today alleged that corruption has reached its peak in the state under the Congress government as Harish Rawat "was the only chief minister" purportedly seen negotiating a "bribery

Srinagar

Ghalib Guru, the teenage son of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was executed four years ago, today said the separatist leaders had failed in bringing back the mortal remains of his father.

Mumbai

Hitting out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over comparing metropolis Mumbai with Patna, city Congress President Sanjay Nirupam today said that BJP had an inherent hatred for people from Uttar Pradesh as well as Bihar and targets them to conceal its al

Mumbai

The Bombay High Court today dismissed a petition filed by Rabia Khan, mother of late actor Jiah Khan, challenging the CBI's charge sheet terming Jiah's death as suicide and not homicide, paving the way for trial to commence against Sooraj Pancholi in the case.

NEW DELHI

A total of 107 candidates who are in the fray for the second phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on February 15 have declared criminal cases against themselves, while there are 256 crorepatis, as per a latest report.

Kohima

Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today declared the entire process of elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state, which was bitterly opposed by Naga tribal groups, as null and void.

NEW DELHI

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been accorded a 'Z+' VVIP security cover of NSG black cat commandos by the Centre owing to threats from insurgents and militants like the ULFA and Bodo.

Patna

Passengers of the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express had a providential escape following timely detection of track damage between Mansi-Maheshkut stations, minutes before the train was to cross that stretch, railway officials said today.

Guwahati

Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said his department is not serious about detecting fake degrees of college teachers and is trying to protect some of the accused even as he assured to "personally look into the matter."

Guwahati

Concerned about the hazardous impact of polythene on environment, Assam government today said it is considering banning polythene in Guwahati as its top priority.

Patna

Opposition BJP today slammed Nitish Kumar-led alliance government over non-payment of an incentive of  Rs 10,000 to students who had passed matriculation and intermediate in first division even as dates for the next examination of the two levels have been announced.

Kolkata

To clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing summer, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run 87 pairs of Special trains from March 1 to July 2.

Kolkata

To clear the summer rush, Eastern Railway will run 12 (6 pairs) Weekly Suvidha Express Trains between Howrah and Jammu Tawi from May 11 to June 17.

Kolkata

12369 Up/12370 Dn Howrah-Haridwar Kumbha Express will stop at Jamui station with effect from February 15 on an experimental basis for six months. 12369 Up will stop at Jamui at 6.35 pm and 12370 Dn will stop there at 8.55 pm. (EOIC)

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