Hate not fear: How Muslims view Narendra Modi
Mar 11, 2014 at 10:01 | Source:
Muslims may be forgiven for feeling slightly bemused by the current debate raging around the Muslim Question in the run-up to next months elections. It is riddled with flawed assumptions intended (with some deliberation, I suspect) to polarise and se...
UN chief cautions against hasty actions on Ukraine
Mar 11, 2014 at 04:45 | Source:
United Nations, March 11 (IANS) "Increasingly alarmed" by the developments in Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday cautioned against "hasty actions" and "provocative rhetoric", and called on the international...
Rain, hailstorms lash Maharashtra, 12 dead so far
Mar 11, 2014 at 04:15 | Source:
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Heavy rain accompanied by hailstorms in 28 districts of Maharashtra claimed the lives of at least 12 people and caused widespread damage to crops, affecting nearly five million farmers, officials said Monday.Chief Minister Pri...
Saudi protester jailed for 10 years over Twitter messages
Mar 11, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi court sentenced a man to 10 years in jail and a 100,000 riyal fine for joining protests against the kingdom's rulers and using Twitter to urge people to do the same, state news agency SPA said on Monday.SPA quoted Justice Mi...
Yanukovych to speak his mind before Crimea referendum
Mar 11, 2014 at 01:30 | Source:
Moscow, March 11 (IANS) Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has plans to make an official statement Tuesday in Russia, one of his close aides has revealed. "The speech will take place in Rostov-on-Don, the exact time and place are to fo...
BJP demands relief package for rain-hit Maharashtra farmers
Mar 10, 2014 at 23:48 | Source:
Beed (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha MP Gopinath Munde Monday demanded full waiver of bank loans and electricity bills and a special relief package for farmers severely affected by rain and hailstorms in Maharashtra."An unprecedente...
Dozens of Pakistani children die in drought-stricken region
Mar 10, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Dozens of children have died of malnutrition and other causes in Pakistan's southern region this year, prompting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to travel to the drought-stricken area to allocate $10 million in emergency aid.The Uni...
Rebel RJD leader to contest poll against Lalu's daughter
Mar 10, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
Patna, March 10 (IANS) Senior rebel RJD leader Ram Kirpal Yadav, who resigned from a party post after being denied ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, Monday declared that he would contest from Patliputra constituency in Patna against Lalu Prasad's daugh...
Khodorkovsky in Kiev Says Putin's Russia Not Law-Based State
Mar 10, 2014 at 22:00 | Source:
Former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky says the West should provide financial aid to Ukraine as security against Russia, echoing a post-World War II aid program intended to bolster economies and fight against Soviet communism. Khodorkovsky&a...
Lalu says Modi would jeopardise unity of country
Mar 10, 2014 at 21:40 | Source:
Patna: Calling all secular forces to stop Narendra Modi from assuming power at the Centre, RJD chief Lalu Prasad today said the BJP prime ministerial candidate would jeopardise unity and integrity of the country.He also criticised Modi for delivering...
Delhi serial blasts case: Yasin Bhatkal, aide denied bail
Mar 10, 2014 at 19:42 | Source:
New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were today refused bail in connection with a September 2008 Delhi serial blasts case by a court here which allowed the plea of police seeking 15 days time to com...
No row over Rajnath Singh contesting from Lucknow says MP
Mar 10, 2014 at 12:36 | Source:
Sitting MP from Lucknow and senior BJP leader Lalji Tandon on Monday refuted claims that he had raised a red flag against fielding party national president Rajnath Singh from the state capital."This is far from truth. I have cordial relations wi...
New law drives Uganda's embattled gays deeper into shadows
Mar 10, 2014 at 02:30 | Source:
KAMPALA (Reuters) - With a World Bank scholarship and top grades in the first year of her masters degree in agriculture, 27-year-old Cleo Kambugu should be well on the road to her goal of an academic career in Uganda.Instead, she's working out how to...
Jaspal Bhatti's widow Savita opts out of AAP's LS race
Mar 09, 2014 at 21:52 | Source:
Chandigarh: Less than 10 days after she was declared the AAP candidate for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, Savita Bhatti, widow of comedian-actor Jaspal Bhatti, has opted out of the race.Sources close to Savita Bhatti said Sunday that she had sent a c...
Too early to speculate: White House on missing Malaysian plane
Mar 09, 2014 at 20:49 | Source:
Washington: Expressing concern over reports that two passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were travelling with stolen passports, the US today said it would be premature to speculate what happened to the plane that went missing."The r...
US Navy sends destroyer to help in plane search
Mar 09, 2014 at 03:51 | Source:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says it has dispatched a warship to aid in the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. The USS Pinckney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, is on its way from international waters in the South China...
Make poor aware of legal services: Sathasivam
Mar 09, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
Lucknow, March 8 (IANS) Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam Saturday urged the legal fraternity to make the poor aware of the legal services they could avail for a better life.Speaking at the 12th all-India meet of State Legal Services Authorities h...
Passengers on a high will not be allowed in Metro: CISF
Mar 08, 2014 at 19:16 | Source:
New Delhi: CISF today made it clear that it will not allow drunk passengers who are "totally out of their senses" to travel in Delhi Metro trains.While rejecting suggestions that by refusing absolutely drunk passengers on the Metro, it was ...