2 days ago
EU borders agency should operate on Libyan soil: Minister

Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union borders and coastguard agency Frontex should extend its operations to Libyan soil, Italy's Infrastructure and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday. The saving and safeguarding of so many lives (in the Mediterranean) is an extraordinary role. But we need to share this responsibility with other European countries, Toninelli said.

2 days ago
Delhi deadlock ends, Kejriwal finally quits Raj Niwas

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An unprecedented political deadlock in Delhi ended on Tuesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ended his nine-day-long sit-in at the Raj Niwas after IAS officials he alleged were on strike resumed attending his government's meetings. Kejriwal and his cabinet colleague Gopal Rai left the waiting area where they had been camping since June 11 as part of a novel p...

2 days ago
Kejriwal ends sit-in, IAS officers attend meetings

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday walked out of Raj Niwas here after nine days of an unprecedented sit-in protest after IAS officers began attending meetings called by his government. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Kejriwal took the decision to leave the office-cum-residence of Lt Governor Anil Baijal after IAS officers attended meetings...

2 days ago
SC refuses urgent hearing on PIL over Kejriwal's protest

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hold an urgent hearing of a PIL seeking a direction to the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear a plea for declaring the sit-in protest at Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others unconstitutional and illegal. The vacation bench comprising of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justic...

4 days ago
Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants. Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more noticeable was the name of the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the third-highest ranked member of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet who ...

10 days ago
Probe ordered on damage done by Akhilesh, staff at official residence

Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the damages done in the residences of former Chief Ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav before they were vacated over the weekend on directives of the Supreme Court, an official said on Monday. We have the inventory of these houses and they would be matched with whatever was there at the time the po...

15 days ago
Mamata reshuffles portfolios after dropping three ministers

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) A day after she removed three ministers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reshuffled her ministry, saying the exercise was undertaken to reduce the workload of some of them. The three ministers - Churamani Mahato, James Kujur and Abani Joardar - resigned on Wednesday, apparently under Banerjee's instructions. While Joardar has not bee...

15 days ago
Kolkata bus fare to increase by Re 1: Bengal Transport Minister

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) In view of the steep hike in fuel price, bus fares in the city would increase by one rupee over all routes, West Bengal Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari said on Wednesday. The fares of taxis and waterways will also witness some increase, he said. I apologise to the daily commuters while announcing that we are increasing the bus fare by one rupee at ever...

16 days ago
Committee on Odisha Legislative Council to visit Andhra, Bihar

Bhubaneswar, June 5 (IANS) With Odisha mulling setting up a legislative council, a committee will soon leave for Andhra Pradesh and Bihar to make a detailed study about the formation and functioning of their upper houses of legislature, an official statement said on Tuesday. The committee will study the functioning of the Legislative Councils in other states and submit a detailed report,...

20 days ago
Nipah toll in Kerala now 16, Health Minister warns of new outbreak

Kozhikode (Kerala), June 1 (IANS) With two more deaths in the past two days in this Kerala district, the death toll from Nipah virus has risen to 16 as state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday warned of a possible second outbreak. Noting that all those in contact with the affected are still in the incubating period of the virus and hence utmost caution has to be maintained, Shailaja...

23 days ago
Discuss use of CNG buses with neighbouring states: LG

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday asked the Delhi Transport Department to take up the matter of using CNG buses with the neighbouring states. His suggestion came as he chaired a meeting at the Raj Niwas here convened by the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to discuss and review the issues of traffic management and environmental pollution in ...

23 days ago
Malaysia ends four-year hunt for missing MH370

Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (IANS) Malaysia on Tuesday ended a four-year hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after searching more than 80,000 square kilometres without finding any traces of the aircraft. The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who left office a...

23 days ago
Malaysia to end second search for MH370

Kuala Lumpur, May 29 (IANS) Malaysia on Tuesday will end a second search attempt to find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 after an area of more than 80,000 sq.km was scouted without finding any traces of the aircraft. However, the Malaysian government has stated that they will review the investigations and left open the possibility of a third search, Efe news reports. T...

26 days ago
10 killed in multi-vehicle collision in Telangana

Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 26 others injured in a multi-vehicle collision in Telangana's Siddipet district on Saturday evening, police said. The accident involving a bus of the state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC), two trucks and a SUV occurred on Hyderabad-Ramagundam highway at Pragnapur in Siddipet district, about 60 km from here. ...

28 days ago
Delhi to re-launch app on DTC buses

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday said the government will relaunch its mobile app 'PoochhO' in two weeks to help the commuters get information related to DTC and cluster buses. We are working on the revamp of our mobile app 'PoochhO' and will be re-launching it in two weeks. The passengers can get the information related to the timing, frequenc...

1 month ago
Cuba plane crash: Airline 'had safety complaints'

Havana, May 21 (IANS) The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba last Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off radar completely some eight years ago. Another alleged poor maintenance, BBC reported on Sunday. Mexican authorities say ...

1 month ago
Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in 'good condition'

Havana, May 20 (IANS) Cuban officials said they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havana airport, killing more than 100 people, in good condition. Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo on Saturday said he hopes the second device will be recovered soon, BBC reported. He revised the official death toll up to 110 people, including 11 foreigners.

1 month ago
Tripura's BJP government announces new recruitment policy

Agartala, May 19 (IANS) As per pre-poll promise, the BJP government in Tripura on Saturday announced new recruitment policy and annulled the earlier employment rules framed by the previous Left Front government, a senior minister said. The state government framed new recruitment policy for recruiting government employees in Tripura. The cabinet also cancelled the earlier employment polic...

1 month ago
Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women

Agartala, May 19 (IANS) Tripura's BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said. From now onwards, 10 per cent posts would be reserved in all types of recruitment in police force for women. Currently there is four per cent women police personnel in the T...

1 month ago
Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr bloc wins Iraq elections

Tehran, May 19 (IANS) An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr has won the parliamentary elections in Iraq, the poll panel said. Final results released by the Electoral Commission gave Sadr's Saeroun bloc 54 seats, while current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was in third place with 42. Sadr, a long-term adversary of the US, cannot become Prime Minister himsel...

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