Date wise Archive


Millions of South Koreans headed to polls today to elect a new president, a culmination of a two- month race a trailing conservative equated to an ideological war as his liberal rival appeared poised to overturn a decade of conservative rule after a massive scandal to


Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating from a district of Damascus for the first time today, bringing the government closer to recapturing all of the capital.

United Nations

India has opposed introducing new categories for consideration in inter-governmental negotiations on expansion of the UNSC, saying it is "unacceptable" that "discarded" options on increasing the UN body's membership are being repackaged as new offerings.


US President Donald Trump today nominated Indian-American Neil Chatterjee to a key administration position in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an agency charged with overseeing America's power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects.


Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen today to assess the campaign's next steps as the jihadists' "caliphate" collapses.


Iranian state TV says that search crews have found seven more bodies at the site of a coal mine explosion last week, bringing the total death toll in the incident to 42.

Los Angeles

An Indian man who fled persecution in his country and has been in the US for nearly two decades was detained in California after losing his latest appeal over a deportation order.


The US plans to ramp up its troop presence in Afghanistan by 3,000 as part of President Donald Trump's new strategy to defeat the Taliban and Islamic State militant group.


Four teachers were suspended, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured legislators of action and the CBSE admitted to "overzealousness".


The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a notification fixing Rs 2.5 lakh compensation in case of death of a person due to field firing and artillery practices in the state.


Uttar Pradesh Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said today that the state government would make efforts to double the income of the farmers while adding that an increased foodgrain production is also envisaged.


Facing flak for its order directing female teachers not to wear "jeans, tops and bright suits", the Punjab government today withdrew the directive while suspending two employees of the education department in this regard.


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has reprimanded some state officials here for coming to a meeting unprepared and also warned of stern action which may include suspension.


The Delhi Assembly's special day long session today witnessed a stormy start with Leader of Opposition Vijendra Gupta being marshalled out, thus stalling the House proceedings.


Is there a mechanism to ensure that Indian-origin doctors, barred from practising by a foreign country, do not treat patients here, the Delhi High Court asked the government today.

Panel to look into pass percentage
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A day after informing Assam Assembly of manipulation in the pass percentage in matric exam in the state, the state government today said it will form a committee to look into it and suggest remedies.


Prominent tribal leader and former MP Jayram Pangi today joined the BJP about one-and-half months after being suspended from the ruling BJD for "anti-party activities."


At least 16 persons were killed, hundreds rendered homeless, and property worth lakhs of rupees destroyed today when a storm hit several districts of Bihar, officials said. Road transport and electricity supply too was hit.


Ruling BJP legislators today complained to the Assam Assembly speaker that ministers never reply to their letters on concerns raised by people.


Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh today vowed to hunt down the militants who ambushed and killed two soldiers a day earlier in an area bordering Myanmar.


Nagaland chief minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu today announced that efforts were on to improve inter-state relations between Nagaland and Manipur.


The annual hunting festival of the tribal community was observed in a 'bloodless and symbolic' manner in and around Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary for the third consecutive year, officials said today.


A child was killed and three of his family members were injured when a trailer truck mounted a pavement and crashed into their makeshift shelter here today.


Two groups of villagers today clashed at Kukudihi, on the outskirt of Suri town, leading to the arrest of seven persons.


As a relief measure to the ailing persons, the railway ministry has decided to grant concession in 2nd Class and AC Chair Car of Janshatabdi Express trains from May 15.