Date wise Archive


Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect today after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him.


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has cancelled all future peace talks with communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies, in a blow to efforts to end the half century-long conflict.


Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president is set to return today to be sworn in as the country's new leader. The transfer of power to Emmerson Mnangagwa comes after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings again him.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today declared "victory" over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.


In a U-turn, Australia's advertising watchdog has ruled that a controversial advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha and other divinities promoting consumption of lamb meat violated the country's advertising standard code.


A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province today ordered the release of Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, who has been under house arrest since January.


About 6.71 lakh litres of liquor, Rs 1.38 crore in cash and gold and jewellery worth over Rs eight crore have been seized by the EC-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams in poll-bound Gujarat. It is a dry state.


Robbers have stolen an ATM from the premises of district hospital at Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.


A Chinese man has been arrested by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold worth about Rs 35 lakh at Delhi's international airport, according to an official statement today.


The district administration here has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident of a woman being forced to take off her burqa in public at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath's rally, officials said today.


The monsoon session of the Puducherry Assembly begins here from Thursday amid the continuing tussle between Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and the Congress government.


Veteran lawyer Habibullah Basha, one of the finest jurists of the Madras Bar, passed away here today after a prolonged illness.


The Haryana government today decided to change the prescribed marks ratio for recruitment in Group C and D posts in the state.


The Haryana government today decided to take over the management of the ancient Shri Mata Chandi Devi Temple in Chandi Mandir in Panchkula district, following complaints against its priests, an official statement released here said.


Telangana deputy chief minister K Srihari has asked the state officials to complete all arrangements for the implementation of Telugu as a compulsory subject from the first standard to intermediate from the next academic year.

Suicide note blaming film financer recovered from spot
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A Tamil film producer allegedly committed suicide at his house, with a suicide note recovered from the spot blaming a Madurai-based film financer for pushing him to take the extreme step, police said.


With a message that all was well in the faction-hit Samajwadi Party, former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said he had blessed his son Akhilesh Yadav, and would continue to do so.


The commandant of the 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles( TSR), Tapan Debbarma was today arrested in connection with the killing of a journalist inside the battalion headquarters near here and remanded in Police Custody (PC) for ten days by a local court.


The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences presented its Humanitarian Award 2017 to the Dalai Lama at here on Tuesday. Saswati Bal, President, KIIT and KISS and Prof.


Union minister K J Alphons said today he was not responsible for delay of a flight after a purported video of a passenger arguing with him at the Imphal airport went viral.


The Art of Living (AoL) Foundation, whose members were arrested on charges of conspiracy and having links with a banned insurgent group in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district, today said that they were on a peace mission.


Bihar Chief Minister (CM) Nitish Kumar today stressed on better upkeep of roads in the state to ensure trouble-free journey for commuters.


Senior CPI(M) leader and the chairman of the party's Central Control Commission, Sukomal Sen, passed away at a city hospital this morning after a massive cardiac arrest. He was 83.


At least five persons were charred to death after a fire broke out in a wooden house at Ziro in Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said today. The victims, four men and a woman, were tenants of the 14-room house which was reduced to ashes.


The two-day pen-down strike called by an organisation of state government employees and workers today affected day-to-day functioning in offices.


Thieves broke into two schools in Howrah district and took away 27 computers, documents and Rs 3,500 in cash, police said today. The incident happened at Gangadharpur under the jurisdiction of Panchla police station.


The Mizoram state capital will be on the railway map in the next three years with the construction of a railroad between Sairang and Bairabi likely to be completed in 2020, a senior Railway official said.


In an attempt to check circulation of obscene videos on social media, the Odisha Police today issued an advisory, listing out the legal implications of such activities.


Jharkhand Chief Minister (CM) Raghubar Das has vowed to intensify fight against malnourishment and declared 2018 as "Nirog Bal Varsh".


Migratory birds have started thronging Odisha's Chilika Lake, the country's largest brackish water lagoon. The forest department officials here are expecting the numbers to increase manifold in the next few weeks. "Their arrival started early this month.