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Monthly Archives: January 2015

India lose, fail to reach tri-series final

January 30th, 2015 (0)
Perth, Jan 30 (IANS) In what was being being touted as the dress rehearsal for the World Cup, India miserably failed to reach the tri-series final Down Under as they lost the virtual semi-final by three wickets to England at ...

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress, attacks Rahul Gandhi

January 30th, 2015 (0)
  Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan, a onetime party spokesperson who was considered quite close to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Friday quit the party, sending shock waves through its political establishment. She accused the ...

Obama to raise spending on defence, education, health

January 30th, 2015 (0)
By Miriam Burgues Washington, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama will present his annual budget proposals for the 2016 fiscal year next week, with proposed boosts in expenditure on defence, health and education programmes. In an article published in ...

Sushma Swaraj to embark on China visit Saturday

January 30th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will Saturday embark on a three-day visit to China, where she will attend a Russia-India-China meeting, an official statement said Friday. During the visit, India and China would discuss bilateral, ...

BJP skips manifesto for Delhi, sends ministers, MPs to campaign

January 29th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday said it will issue a vision document and not a manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls as it fielded a number of union ministers, chief ministers and MPs to campaign ...

Muslim woman editor arrested for reprinting ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cartoons

January 29th, 2015 (0)
Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) The woman editor of an Urdu daily was arrested for reprinting a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed which was first published by the French weekly “Charlie Hebdo” but later released on bail, police said Thursday. ...

Jaishankar takes over as foreign secretary, Sushma says was in loop

January 29th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) S. Jaishankar, India’s envoy to the US who was seen as having PLAYED a catalytic role in the turnaround in bilateral ties, Thursday assumed charge as foreign secretary, a day after the government in a late-night announcement ...

BJP poses five queries to Kejriwal, AAP says party panicking

January 29th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday asked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal why he took support from the Congress to form a government and why did he seek facilities after rejecting them first, but the AAP termed the queries ...

IS destroys 10 Saddam-era palaces in Iraq

January 29th, 2015 (0)
Baghdad, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Islamic State (IS) militants blew up 10 palaces from the Saddam Hussein era (1979-2003) in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the birthplace of Hussein, the late president of the country. According to police sources, among the ...

176 dead, 200,000 displaced in Malawi floods

January 29th, 2015 (0)
Nairobi, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 176 people have died and 200,000 more have fled their homes because of the floods which have swept through Malawi in recent weeks, media reported citing a government report released Thursday. The Department of ...