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Akali MP seeks Centre’s help for Punjabis held hostage in Libya

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A member of parliament from Punjab on Tuesday sought the Centre’s intervention to secure the release of three Punjabis allegedly held hostage by their employers in Libya. Shiromani Akali Dal’s Lok Sabha ...

Turkey asks Pakistan to shut down Gulen-run schools

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday reiterated his country’s request that a chain of “Gulen-run” schools operating in Pakistan should be closed down. The request by Turkey is part of an ...

Modi prays for Sonia’s ‘quick recovery and good health’

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday prayed for Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s “quick recovery and good health” after she took ill during a road show in Varanasi. “Heard about Sonia ji’s ill ...

Big B overwhelmed by fans’ ‘Happy Second Birthday’ wishes

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who met with an almost nearly fatal accident on the sets of “Coolie” in 1982, has thanked his fans for praying for his good health and wishing him Happy Second ...

Mann is ‘misusing’ video controversy: Parliamentary panel

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha panel constituted by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to probe Bhagwant Mann’s alleged breach of parliament security is of unanimous view that the Aam Aadmi Party MP is “misusing the issue” ...

Virat’s captaincy cannot be judged in one series: Kapil Dev

August 2nd, 2016 (0)
Noida, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said current Indian test skipper Virat Kohli and young batsman Lokesh Rahul must be allowed more time before their performance can be judged. The 57-year-old ...

Gujarat CM Anandiben finally offers to quit

August 1st, 2016 (0)
Ahmedabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Ending months of speculation, Gujarat’s first woman Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday offered to quit in keeping with the BJP’s “laudable tradition” of leaders vacating their posts as they turn 75. In ...

US ‘not trustable’, Saudi committed ‘grave crime’: Iran

August 1st, 2016 (0)
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday said the US was not trustable as, according to him, Washington failed to fulfil its obligations over the nuclear deal titled “Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...

Indian, Chinese troops hold border meetings in Ladakh

August 1st, 2016 (0)
Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) India and China on Monday agreed to maintain peace on the border as ceremonial Border Personnel Meetings (BPM) on the occasion of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Day were held on Monday in Jammu ...

Syed Salahuddin urges Pakistan to snap ties with India over Kashmir

August 1st, 2016 (0)
Lahore, Aug 1 (IANS) United Jihad Council chief Syed Salahuddin on Monday accused Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh of being a “killer of Kashmiris” and urged Islamabad to recall its envoy from India over the ongoing unrest ...