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Spain: Protesters march to Catalan government HQ

The peaceful demonstrators marched to Sant Jaume Square to Catalan government headquarters and set fire to an effigy of Catalan Interior Affairs chief, Miquel Buch who manages the police force. The run-up to the vote for a new parliament has seen a series of big demonstrations. Opinion polls show the ... Read More »

Five-phase Jharkhand polls to begin from November 30

Counting of votes will take place on the 23rd of December.  Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the dates for the Jharkhand Assembly elections. The first phase of Jharkhand assembly elections will be held on November 30, the second phase on December 7, third phase on December 12, fourth phase ... Read More »

India-US commit to cooperation in tackling terror financing

In a joint statement issued after the seventh Meeting of the Economic and Financial Partnership, the two countries noted that their relationship has strengthened over time as both sides have developed a holistic approach on tackling money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism which are the issues of shared ... Read More »

Mali: 53 soldiers killed in attack on military post

The assault is one of the deadliest strikes against Mali’s military in recent Islamist militant violence.  A civilian was also killed at the outpost in Indelimane, in the Menaka region, close to the border with Niger, the country’s communication minister Yaya Sangare said on Twitter. “The situation is under control. A ... Read More »

Google eyes expansion of wearable tech, to buy Fitbit

The move comes with the internet search leader seeking to expand further into hardware, and with Fitbit struggling against rivals including Apple. “We have built a trusted brand that supports more than 28 million active users around the globe who rely on our products to live a healthier, more active ... Read More »

Heavy smoking makes you look older, suggests new study

Louise Millard of the University of Bristol and colleagues reported the finding in a study published in PLOS Genetics. Some people carry one or two copies of a genetic variant, which is associated with heavier tobacco use. To identify the effects of the heavier smoking, scientists can separate out the ... Read More »

50th IFFI: Rajinikanth to be honoured with Icon of Golden Jubilee

This was announced by the Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi on Saturday. The I&B Minister also announced international lifetime achievement award to French Actor Isabelle Hupert. Earlier, the 50th International Film Festival of India announced the list of films to be screened in Festival Kaleidoscope, one of ... Read More »

Creation of UTs of J&K and Ladakh is internal matter: MEA

The matter of reorganization of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir into the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh is entirely an internal affair of India. MEA spokesperson said China continues to be in occupation of a large tract of area in the Union Territories of Jammu ... Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets PM Modi in Delhi

Earlier visiting German Chancellor accorded the ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The German chancellor and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will co-chair the fifth Biennial Inter Governmental Consultations in New Delhi today. A host of MoUs and agreements in a wide spectrum of areas are likely to be signed between ... Read More »

German Chancellor Merkel on two day visit to India

German Chancellor Merkel is accompanied by officials of 15 ministries and a high-power business delegation. Of the 15 ministry in the German Government, 12 will be represented during the IGC meetings. The envoy said both sides were expected to seal 20 agreements including on museum cooperation, football, agriculture, development and ... Read More »

PM Modi on Act East trip from 2nd to 4th November

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Thailand from November 2nd to the 4th during which he will attend the ASEAN-India, East Asia and RCEP summits. Secretary East Vijay Thakur Singh said at a media briefing on Thursday that PM Modi will be visiting Bangkok at the invitation of Thai Prime ... Read More »