Date wise Archive


Biometric entry passes at airports will take more time before becoming a reality, with "technical issues" forcing authorities to delay its roll out for the third time in less than six months.


BJP chief Amit Shah today alleged that MPs and MLAs were inaccessible to people during the Congress rule, while his party has brought in an "institutional change" in the way elected representatives engage with the masses.


Former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's famous remark in 1985 that only 15 paise of every rupee meant for welfare of downtrodden reaches them has found mention in the judgement of the Supreme Court which said this "malaise" can be taken care of by Aadhaar scheme.

Nantoo Banerjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four-nation Europe tour that ended on June 3 couldn’t have possibly been better timed. A series of global events — from deadly terrorist attacks in the UK and Afghanistan and President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement — coinciding with the prime minister’s diplomatic mission only strengthened his resolve seeking stronger bi-lateral and multilateral cooperation on security, economy and environment protection.

Kalyani Shankar

Just before the elections in 2004, I interviewed the DMK chief M Karunanidhi and asked him why he was becoming a part of the UPA. He paused for a minute and then explained that in his opinion there was space for the Sonia Gandhi-led UPA to emerge as an alternative. He could read the political situation so well and the UPA came to power in 2004 and also returned in 2009.  Has the time come for another opposition unity move?

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had a free run of the Darjeeling town on Thursday at a time when the Chief Minister and the entire State Cabinet were present. The widespread vandalism that the GJM indulged – or rather could indulge – in almost with gay abandon raises several questions. The first and most obvious is why the police and the Intelligence failed totally to know what the Morcha had planned, what was afoot.


British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an "outline agreement" with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern after a humiliating election that has left her authority in tatters.


Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt, the London Bridge attack ringleader, had been trying to get a job with a security firm that provides stewards for Wimbledon and other sporting events, raising concerns whether he had considered targeting the prestigious tenni


Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign have sparked questions, has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.


Pope Francis paid a call on Italy's president today and encouraged Italians to cling to hope despite economic woes, especially the shortage of permanent work for many in a generation of young people.


A boat belonging to a Spanish aid organization has rescued 391 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.


Iran says it has killed the alleged mastermind of twin attacks last week claimed by the Islamic State group.


Seif al-Islam, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors have said.


A woman in the UK was allegedly pushed to the ground and her hijab ripped off amid a spike in hate crime incidents following the two terror attacks by Islamists that claimed 30 lives.


French voters went back to the polls today for the first round of parliamentary elections that are tipped to give President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party a commanding majority.


Russian President Vladimir Putin has termed Pakistan as an important partner for his country in South Asia, a media report said.


Pakistan today rejected as "fabricated and baseless" reports that it plans to deploy its troops in Qatar amid diplomatic tensions in the Middle East.

Jalalabad (Afghanistan)

An Afghan commando today killed two American soldiers and wounded two others during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants, an official said.


A minority Shia Muslim man in Pakistan was today sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court for posting blasphemous content on Facebook, the first death sentence handed for blasphemy on social media in the country.


China has launched a record breaking swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, authorities said today. The feat broke the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) said.


Three Chinese warships have arrived on a four-day goodwill and training visit at Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi.


China on Sunday reacted guardedly to India's plans to establish a tsunami warning system in the South China Sea, saying the proposal can be a part of the existing mechanism being operated by it since last year "Strengthening the tsunami early warning research conforms


Some people hiding behind "constitutional institutions" in Pakistan are hatching a "systematic conspiracy" to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from mainstream politics using the high-profile Panama Papers case, the ruling PML-N party alleged today.


Under fire on the law and order front, the Uttar Pradesh government today directed district police chiefs and local administration to increase patrolling, conduct surprise checks and other steps to curb crime.


A group of intellectually challenged differently-abled children, who received special trained in magic, will become brand ambassadors of an ambitious empowerment programme of the Kerala government.


Terming as "mere rumours," the reports about "plastic" rice and "Synthetic" eggs available in the market, Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader said no such case has been reported so far in the state.


A five-month-old elephant calf that slipped and fell into a water tank in a private farm near Periyanaickenpalayam here, was rescued today, forest officials said.


A probe into a chemical leak in a Tughlakabad container depot, triggering noxious fumes which hit scores of schoolgirls here, seems to have hit a speed bump.


Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today ordered an inquiry into the way medal-winning para- athlete Suvarna Raj was treated in a train.


Three persons were arrested while illegally transporting liquor worth Rs 35 lakh in Barmer district today.
Acting on a tip-off, a truck coming from Sindhari was stopped at a check-post under Rageshwari police station area, police said.