New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday met L.K. Advani to get the BJP patriarch's backing for his new role as head of the BJP's campaign committee, an elevation that has split the NDA. More »Modi meets Advani to get backing for new role
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Nearly half-a-dozen people were injured here in a clash, several trains were stopped and roads were blocked Tuesday when the BJP began a state-wide shutdown to protest what it called a betrayal by the JD-U. More »Half-a-dozen hurt as BJP imposes Bihar shutdown
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday criticised the Akhilesh Yadav government and accused it of indulging in communal and appeasement politics. More »BJP accuses Akhilesh government of being communal
Joshimath, June 18 (ANI): Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was amongst the many pilgrims and tourists stranded in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand due to the landslides and heavy rains, on Tuesday lauded the rescue operations conducted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Joshimath. More »Bhajji lauds rescue operations, says 'happy to be alive'
India, June 19 -- Veteran BJP leader LK Advani may have come to terms with Gujarat CM Narendra Modi overtaking him as the face of the party, but close aide Sudheendra Kulkarni still hasn't.In a strongly-worded letter posted on rediff.com, he condemns Modi and calls party president Rajnath Singh 'foxy'.Kulkarni - who headed Advani's campaign in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls and became part of the BJP's vision document team as late as 2012 writes: "An autocrat is sought to be enthroned, and a perfect democrat is being marginalised and humiliated. ... More »Advani aide calls Modi autocrat, Rajnath foxy
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is confident of proving his majority in the assembly Wednesday after dumping the BJP as an ally, party leaders said Tuesday. More »Ahead of vote, Nitish confident of proving majority
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Goa Governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo Tuesday said he was "extremely concerned" over a spate of crimes against women and minor girls here and has asked the state government to find a solution to the "perplexing problem". More »`Crimes against women in Goa a perplexing problem'
Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Karnataka will soon permit the state ombudsman (Lokayukta) to prosecute senior officials named in the probe report on the multi-crore iron ore mining scam in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said Tuesday. More »Karnataka to act against corrupt officials in mining scam
By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Th=e United States will meet the Taliban in Doha for talks aimed at achieving peace in Afghanistan, where the United States has battled the insurgents for 12 years, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, warned that the process would likely be lengthy. They said the Taliban would issue a statement on Tuesday opposing the use of Afghan soil for attacks on other countries and that they support an Afghan peace process. ... More »U.S. to hold Afghan peace talks with Taliban in Doha
India, June 19 -- Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi took a backseat and allowed his men to settle scores with the Planning Commission regarding the panel's criticism of Gujarat's development model.Modi even coined a new slogan for development "sabka vikas sabka saath" and remained quiet most of the time.In earlier annual plan meetings, Modi used to himself counter criticism of his developmental model but this time he watched as his men blamed the panel for wrong interpretation of data, especially on school education, projecting Gujarat in a bad light. ... More »Gujarat CM counters UPA govt claims, walks away with Rs 59,000 crore
India, June 19 -- A new global study has predicted a large increase in the frequency of floods in South Asia and peninsular India due to climate change.The study titled 'Global flood risk under climate change', published online in international journal Nature's website on June 9, predicts a large increase in flood frequency in southeast Asia, peninsular India, eastern Africa and northern half of the Andes.In some parts of the world, however, flood frequency is projected to decrease. ... More »India at high flood risk: Study
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A total of 163 people were rescued Tuesday from flood-affected areas caused by torrential rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, disaster management officials said. More »163 people rescued from flooded areas in Uttarakhand, Himachal
India, June 19 -- The release of more water by Haryana from the Hathini Kund barrage led to the Yamuna flowing well above the danger mark. "Haryana is continuously releasing water for the past two days and is expected to release more. The army has been asked to be on alert to help the civil administration, if required," a Delhi government official said.According to revenue department officials, the water level of Yamuna on Tuesday evening (10pm) had reached 205.72m and is expected to reach 207.75m by Wednesday evening. ... More »Yamuna above danger mark, many evacuated
London, June 18 (IANS) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned Europe that it will live to regret arming rebel factions in the Syrian conflict. More »Europe will regret arming Syrian rebels, says Assad
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Rescue operations are on in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh to evacuate stranded people as the weather improved Tuesday, a disaster management official said. More »Rescue operations on in Uttarakhand, Himachal
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) A police officer has termed as "media speculation" that late actress Jiah Khan's six-page letter does not match her handwriting, saying that no such statement had been released and the letter would be sent for forensic examination. More »Jiah Khan's letter will be sent to handwriting expert: Police