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UN in negotiations on Libya ceasefire

The proposed text seen by AFP warns that the offensive by Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) "threatens the stability of Libya and prospects for a United Nations-facilitated political dialogue and a comprehensive political solution to the crisis." The... Read More »

Indonesia votes in its biggest-ever election

More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast a ballot as polls opened shortly after 7:00 am local time in restive Papua. The vote is slated to end at 1:00 pm in Sumatra at the other end of the volcano-dotted archipelago.  A record 245,000 candidat... Read More »

Mahavir Jayanti being celebrated

It is one of the most sacred days for Jains. The followers of Lord Mahavir celebrate this festival by chanting prayers, offering prasad and participating in chariot processions. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and PM Narendra... Read More »

Stage set for phase II of Lok Sabha election 2019

Ninety seven constituencies, spread over 12 States and one Union Territory, will go to polls in this phase.  These include- all 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu, 14 in Karnataka; 10 in Maharashtra; eight in Uttar Pradesh; five each in Assam, Bihar and O... Read More »

PM announces ex-gratia over loss of lives in Gujarat

"Authorities are monitoring the situation very closely. All possible assistance is being given to those affected," he tweeted. In another tweet, it was informed that PM Modi has approved an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister's Nationa... Read More »

Bajrang regains top spot in world wrestling rankings

The rankings were released by United World Wrestling on Wednesday. Punia, who won Gold in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games as well as a silver in the World Championships last year, secured 58 points ahead of Akhmed Chakaev of Russia.  Bajrang, wh... Read More »

Good Friday being observed today

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. The date of the holiday on the Gregorian ca... Read More »