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Australian PM travels to India to strengthen ties

Sydney, Aug 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will visit India next week to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries and engage with Indian Premier Narendra Modi to increase bilateral cooperation, it was announced Friday. I will travel to India and Malaysia from Sep 4 to 6, said Abbott, for whom it will be his first visit to India as prime minister.

9 days ago
Amit Shah to campaign for assembly by-polls in Kolkata

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign here in the run up to the Sept 13 by-polls for two assembly seats in West Bengal, party state chief Rahul Sinha said Tuesday. Shah will address a public meeting in the Chowringhee constituency in the city Sep 7. He will also attend the concluding day's proceedings at the Sep 6-7 state committee meeting. Earlier, the state c...

9 days ago
More facilities in place for Indian Haj pilgrims this year

Riyadh, Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has introduced a slew of measures, including a high-tech app for Haj pilgrims, aimed at making more comfortable their holy visit to the country scheduled later this month, Consul General B.S. Mubarak has said. The Indian consul general, in a press briefing in Jeddah Monday, announced the introduction of a new state-of-th...

22 days ago
Bengal BJP ropes in Shah, Jaitley

Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Trying to revive the fortunes of the party in a state where it has traditionally been weak, the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership in West Bengal has roped in the services of two of party stalwarts to boost the morale of its cadres. While party president Amit Shah would visit the state twice in the coming months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is slated to arrive in t...

23 days ago
India call-up for Sanju, Karn

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, India's cricket selectors have decided to invest in rookies like leg-spinner Karn Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson by picking them in the 17-member ODI squad for the five-match series and a Twenty20 international in England starting Aug 25. The senior selection committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) m...

1 month ago
Clinton spends two hours in Lucknow village, also meets Akhilesh

Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) Former US president Bill Clinton arrived here Thursday afternoon to participate in a social activity in Jabrauli, a village on the outskirts of the state capital. Under heavy security escort, Clinton drove straight to the village after landing at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport in a specially chartered plane. The event, a part of the Clinton Health Axis i...

1 month ago
Star wants IMG-Reliance to postpone ISL

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Broadcast partner Star wants IMG-Reliance to postpone the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) since it is clashing with the Champions League Twenty20. The Champions League T20 cricket tournament is likely to start Sep 7 while the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has given IMG-Reliance a window of Sep 18-Dec 7 for the eight-team ISL. Star, who are also t...

1 month ago
Star wants IMG-Reliance to postpone ISL

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Broadcast partner and co-promoter of IMG-Reliance, Star wants to postpone the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) since it is clashing with the Champions League Twenty20. CLT20 cricket is likely to start Sep 7 while the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has given IMG-Reliance a Sep 18-Dec 7 window for the eight-team ISL. Star have requested us to change t...

1 month ago
Delhi HC blast: Minor gets three years in special home

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Juvenile Justice Board Wednesday gave sentence of three years' stay in a special home to a minor, involved in the 2011 Delhi High Court blast, NIA sources said. The board, presided over by Principal Magistrate Vishal Singh sentenced the minor to three years' stay in a special home after holding him guilty in the Sep 7, 2011, blast case. Fifteen people wer...

2 months ago
Dravid to assist Indian team in England

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Batting great Rahul Dravid will join the Indian team in an advisory role to prepare for the tour of England. He will be with the team till the start of the first Test July 9. Rahul Dravid, former India captain, has accepted a request from the Indian team management, to support and advise the team in its preparatory stages of the tour of England, given his vast experie...

2 months ago
Tytler appears in court in defamation case

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Congress leader Jagdish Tytler Saturday appeared in a court here in connection with a defamation case filed against him by senior advocate H.S. Phoolka, who is appearing for victims in a case of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Tytler appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao. Phoolka had filed the defamation case alleging that the Congress...

4 months ago
Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 - Brazil's southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said. Mayor Eduardo Paes said Friday that the projects are part of the Diodoro Sports Complex that will host some 11 Olympic competitions, reported Xinhua. The works, which are estimated to cost around $359 milli...

5 months ago
Taliban refuses to free former Pakistan PM's son

Islamabad, March 28 - The Taliban has refused to free the sons of former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer, media reported Friday. The shura members of the Tehrik-iTaliban -, however, have agreed to release Ajmal Khan, former vice-chancellor of Peshawar's Islamia College, in return for the government freeing two of their men who are in a jail...

8 months ago
Employing manual scavengers an offence now

New Delhi, Dec 6 - A legislation outlawing the age-old practice of employing manual scavengers and making provisions for their rehabilitation came into effect Friday. People who had performed the degrading practice hailed the decision, saying it will help them lead a dignified life. Passed by parliament Sep 7 during the monsoon session, the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scaveng...

9 months ago
UN chief hails conclusion of Maldives presidential poll

United Nations, Nov 18 - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the conclusion of the Maldives presidential election run-off, hoping the new government will engage the opposition in a constructive manner. Once again, the people of the Maldives have turned out to vote in impressive numbers, showing their determination to choose their next president, despite the many obstacles and delays, ...

9 months ago
Yameen takes power in Maldives, pledges to bolster economy

Male, Nov 17 - Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as Maldives president Sunday, a day after wining a closely contested runoff election, ending nearly two years of political uncertainty that posed a threat to the Indian Ocean atoll nation's vital tourism sector. Yameen defeated former president Mohamed Nasheed with 51.6 percent of vote, bringing an end to the protracted presidential elections, Xinh...

9 months ago
New Maldives president is former dictator's half-brother

Male, Nov 17 - Abdulla Yameen, who has won the second democratically held presidential election in the Maldives, is the half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian ocean archipalego nation with an iron hand for 30 years. Yamaeen, 54, is a fourth-time member of parliament and won the presidential poll narrowly by garnering 51.60 percent of the vote cast in the second and final...

9 months ago
Voting ends peacefully in Maldives

Male, Nov 16 - Voting ended peacefully at polling stations across the Maldives in the presidential run-off Saturday, media reports said. Vote counting is underway and preliminary results are expected around midnight with the final results Sunday morning, Haveeru online reported. Everyone is highly anticipating the time when a new president is elected. And so, we are trying to announc...

9 months ago
Maldives presidential run-off begins

Male, Nov 16 - The much delayed run-off in the Maldives presidential election began Saturday, with one of the two contenders saying he will accept the result no matter what the outcome. Voting began at 7.30 a.m. - and will continue till 4 p.m. Counting will start 30 minutes after the polls close. Preliminary results are expected around midnight and the final results on Sunday morning.

9 months ago
Maldivian presidential election re-run begins Saturday

Male, Nov 16 - The re-run of the Maldivian presidential election started Saturday morning. Polling stations will be open from 7.30 a.m to 4 p.m. local time. The Maldives has about 240,000 legitimate voters, reported Xinhua. The polling has been rescheduled three times. In the latest delay, the Supreme Court ordered the run-off to be held Nov 10. Former president Mohammad Nashe...

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