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Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

He was suffering from cancer and had come back from the US in October after treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Kumar, 59, is survived by wife and two daughters. He breathed his last around 4 am, party spokesman Prakash said. Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his ... Read More »

Sri Lanka: Amid chaos, Rajapaksa minister resigns, rejoins Wickremsinghe

Manusha Nanayakkara was sworn in as a deputy Minister last week after he crossed over from Mr. Wickremsinghe party.  In a letter addressed to President, Nanayakkara said he accept Wickremsinghe as the legitimate prime minister who has majority in the house. Mr. Wickremsinghe’s United National party (UNP) while announcing the ... Read More »

Home Minister flags off Run For Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Flagging off the ‘Run For Unity’, organised on the occasion of 143rd birth anniversary of Patel, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working relentlessly with the country’s first home minister’s objective of making India strong and keeping it united. “Sardar Patel is the symbol of India’s unity. He had ... Read More »

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister

He was sworn in late evening by President Maithripala Sirisena at his office in Colombo. Earlier, the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Sirisena has decided to leave the unity government led by Ranil Wicremsinghe. President Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of the UPFA, ... Read More »

Home Minister appeals people of Kashmir to take part in panchayat polls

Addressing a press conference at Nehru Guest House in Srinagar, Rajnath Singh congratulated the people of State for participating in just concluded municipal elections.Earlier, he reviewed security situation at a high-level meeting in Srinagar.  He said there has been a steady decline in stone pelting incidents and militant recruitment has ... Read More »

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Jammu and Kashmir today

 He is also expected to take stock of the overall situation following recently held Municipal elections in the State and the ground situation.  The Home Minister will also attend a high-level meeting with Governor Satya Pal Mailk and top civil, police and security forces officials and assess the prevailing situation. Read More »

Iraq names new President and Prime Minister

State TV said Barham Salih, of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, won 220 votes out of the 273 lawmakers who attended Tuesday’s session. He was among 20 candidates for the post, including one from the rival Kurdistan Democratic Party. The two parties have dominated Kurdish politics for decades. Under an ... Read More »

Rafale deal: Defence Minister rebuts Congress charges

Dismissing Congress’ charges on the offset contract, she said that the NDA govt only followed the UPA govt’s Offset Policy. She also said that top leadership of countries doesn’t discuss minute details of deals and in this case too the Prime Minister of India and the French President showed interest in entering a deal ... Read More »