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Harper announces start of federal election campaign, Election Date 19th Oct 2015

August 2nd, 2015 (0)
OTTAWA, ON – Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Sunday Morning the start of the 42nd federal election campaign, following his meeting with the Governor General at Rideau Hall. Canadians will go to the polls on October 19, 2015. ...

Canadian journalists’ trial adjourned for tenth time

August 2nd, 2015 (0)
Cairo, Aug 2 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned a long-running trial of three Al Jazeera journalists for the tenth time. The court in Cairo said a verdict in the case would now be delivered on August 29, Al ...

Government hopeful of breaking parliament logjam: Venkaiah Naidu

August 2nd, 2015 (0)
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government was hopeful of breaking the parliament logjam after Monday’s all-party meeting and move forward, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. “Tomorrow (Monday), I have called an all-party meeting and ...

More suspected MH370 wreckage found

August 2nd, 2015 (0)
Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) A plane door was on Sunday found on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, The Telegraph reported. The locals believe the door is from the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. The door was found near Saint ...

MQM chief criticised for calling out to ‘enemy’

August 2nd, 2015 (0)
Lahore, Aug 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday slammed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain saying that his “diatribe against Pakistan and the Army” proves he is working for the enemy. “The entire Pakistani nation awaits ...

In 7 Years, India’s Population To Overtake China’s

August 1st, 2015 (0)
New delhi, Aug 1 (IANS/IndiaSpend) India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2022, says a new UN report that revises its previous estimates, which put the date around 2028. In 2015, India had 1.311 billion people, according ...

Indian scientists discover plant species of dinosaur age

August 1st, 2015 (0)
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Indian scientists claim to have discovered two new Cycads species of plants in Odisha which were dominant some 201 million to 145 million years ago, popularly known as the Jurassic period. The discovery by Indian cycadologists ...

‘Tum mujhe yun bhula na paoge…’: Melodious memories of Rafi

August 1st, 2015 (0)
His first notable performance was singing in the chorus as the legendary K.L Saigal warbled “Mere Sapnon ki Rani” (“Shahjehan”), but Mohammad Rafi soon himself became Bollywood’s most recognised playback singer. Blessed with an amazing versatility in bringing to ...

India, Bangladesh enclave residents get freedom after 68 years

August 1st, 2015 (0)
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) On Saturday, when the clock struck 12.00 a.m., around 52,000 inhabitants of 162 enclaves in Bangladesh and India got the taste of freedom for the first time in 68 years, officially becoming citizens of either of ...

Special status for Bihar to be key assembly poll plank

August 1st, 2015 (0)
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will rake up the issue of centre’s denial of special status to the state as one of the top agendas to counter BJP in the upcoming state elections, ...