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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attacks Congress over impeachment attempts

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a scathing attack against the Congress after the petition filed by its MPs against Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu’s decision to rejection the impeachment notice versus Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra was dismissed as withdrawn by the Supreme Court. Two Congress MPs on Monday …

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Lebanese election turnout was 49.2 percent – minister

Hezbollah supporters drove through the streets of Baalbeck in a convoy of cars, decked out with the group’s flags and photos of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. The turnout in Lebanon’s parliamentary election was 49.2 percent, down from 54 percent the last time legislative elections were held nine years ago, interior …

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Pakistan Interior Minister escapes assassination bid

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was injured in an assassination attempt when an unidentified man opened fire at him in Punjab province after he addressed a political rally. The local police said that Iqbal was hit by a bullet on his right shoulder in the attack in his native Narowal’s …

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Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal, asserts foreign minister

Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking in English in a Youtube video, said the United States had “consistently violated the nuclear deal, particularly by bullying others to prevent businesses to return to Iran” and that Iran would not renegotiate “what was agreed years ago and has been implemented in good faith”. President Trump has said …

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Prime Minister Modi wraps up two-day China visit

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi wrapped up his two-day visit to China with both the countries underlining the importance of maintaining peace and tranquility in all areas of their border region in the larger interest of the overall development of bilateral relations.The two neighbouring Asian giants resolved to seek a fair, …

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On farmer deaths, MP minister says suicides are a global problem

New Delhi: In a statement with all the ingredients for inviting criticism, a Madhya Pradesh minister appeared to downplay farmer deaths in his state by saying that suicides are committed the world over and are not limited to farmers alone. Although Union agriculture minister Purushottam Rupala – on March 20 …

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NCERT books to have QR codes from 2019-20: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi: National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) published textbooks would have QR codes from next year (2019-20) which will help students to understand chapters better by watching a film or reading additional content on laptops and digital boards, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said on …

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Congress` Lingayat move aimed at Yeddyurappa: BJP Minister

BENGALURU: Congress’s decision to recognise Lingayat community as a religion is aimed at preventing Yeddyurappa from winning, alleged BJP leader and Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal. “Karnataka CM wants to reverse decision of Manmohan Singh govt on Lingayat community. Yeddyurappa ji comes from Lingayat community, Congress is doing so to …

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Swaraj meets Nepal’s commerce minister, ways to boost trade discussed

New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Nepal’s Industry, Commerce and Supplies Minister Matrika Yadav and discussed ways to take forward trade, commerce and developmental partnership. “Neighbourhood first! EAM @SushmaSwaraj met with Nepal’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Yadav. Leaders discussed ways to take our trade, …

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