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Russia dazzles as FIFA World Cup 2018 begins today

They are eager to show their breathtakingly beautiful city to the world, befittingly enough, through the ‘Beautiful Game’s’ quadrennial showpiece. For some, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting Thursday, is President Vladimir Putin’s equivalent of China’s 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. And the hosts are waiting for their guests as they ... Read More »

Venezuela begins releasing 39 jailed opposition activists

Opposition critics and rights groups say Maduro’s government is still holding hundreds of political prisoners who were jailed for leading anti-government street demonstrations, primarily in 2014 and 2017. About 170 people died during the protests. A group of 39 opposition activists will be released from prison including Daniel Ceballos, former ... Read More »

PM Modi begins Indonesia visit with homage ay military cemetery

Prime Minister Modi, who is on his first-ever official visit to Indonesia, will meet President Joko Widodo and discuss bilateral cooperation in a broad range of areas, including maritime, trade and investment. Kalibata Heroes’ Cemetery in South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. It was built in 1953 and opened ... Read More »

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the capital from his armed opponents. Last month, troops and allied Palestinian militia launched a fierce offensive to oust IS from a cluster of districts in southern Damascus, including ... Read More »

Holy month of Ramzan begins

The holy month of Ramzan began on Thursday after moon was sighted in parts of the country on Wednesday. Ramzan is a time to detach from worldly pleasures and focus on one’s inner self. Muslims commemorate this month-long period by observing Roza or fast. Fasting for the 30 days includes ... Read More »

Karnataka election results: Counting of votes begins

Except for candidates, agents who have authorised passes from respective political parties and media persons, the counting centres will be out of bounds for the public. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expressed confidence that Congress will get absolute majority and he will win from both the constituencies, he contested from. Reacting ... Read More »

Polling for Karnataka assembly elections begins

Election Commission has deferred polling in Rajarajeswari Nagar Assembly Constituency after various complaints regarding the distribution of money, gifts and other materials including seizure of thousands of genuine voter ID cards from an apartment in the constituency recently. Voting will now take place on 28th of this month. Polling for the ... Read More »

15th Asia Media Summit begins in New Delhi

Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani on Thursday delivered the inaugural address at 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi. The theme of the two-day Summit is  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More.’ Represenatives from 29 countries are participating in the Summit. An array of issues including media business ... Read More »