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Aiyar invokes Mughals in Gandhi election, Modi calls it ‘Aurangzeb Raj’

December 4th, 2017 (0)
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday stoked a controversy when he invoked the rulers of the Mughal dynasty in the election of Rahul Gandhi as party President, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi latched on ...

Rahul targets Modi over high fees in Gujarat’s educational institutions

December 4th, 2017 (0)
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the “extraction” of high fees from students by government educational institutes in Gujarat. Keeping up at his questions in the countdown to ...

Turkish President to visit Greece on December 7-8

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Athens, Dec 3 (IANS) Turkey President Tayyip Recep Erdogan will visit Greece on December 7-8, the first by a Turkish head of state in 65 years, following an invitation by his Greek counterpart Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Erdogan will meet with Pavlopoulos ...

Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan general elections next year

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Lahore, Dec 2 (IANS) Days after his release from house arrest, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed on Saturday announced his decision to contest general elections in Pakistan next year, reports said. Saeed said ...

Fired missile towards Abu Dhabi: Yemen’s Houthis

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Sanaa, Dec 3 (IANS) Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels on Sunday said they fired a long-range winged cruise missile towards the Barraka nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. “The missile hit the target accurately ...

13 killed in S.Korea boat capsize

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Seoul, Dec 3 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and two others reported missing on Sunday after a South Korean fishing boat capsized off the coast of the city of Incheon. The 9.77-tonne chartered fishing boat, with two crew ...

Iran President opens Chabahar port

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Tehran, Dec 3 (IANS) Iran President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday opened the first phase of the Shahid Beheshti Port in the southeastern city of Chabahar that bypasses Pakistan and opens up a new strategic transit route between Iran, India and ...

Bhutan signs up for UN peacekeeping rapid deployment

December 4th, 2017 (0)
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) Bhutan has become the first country to pledge rapid deployment troops to the UN peacekeeping operations, keeping them at the ready for participation in missions within 60 days. Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare and ...

I-League: East Bengal coach Jamil courts controversy

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil on Sunday courted controversy before the I-League derby against Mohun Bagan by forcibly trying to enter the stadium premises much ahead of kick-off. According to sources in the know, Jamil, whose ...

Argentina earn dramatic draw at Hockey World League Final

December 4th, 2017 (0)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) Argentina staged a dramatic late fightback to hold Netherlands to a 3-3 draw in a Pool A match of the Hockey World League Final here on Sunday evening. Thierry Brinkman (12th minute), Valentin Verga (37th) and ...