Current Affairs

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 01:39 AM

On the second day of his Japan tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited two prominent ancient Buddhist temples here - Toji and Kinkakuji - offering prayers and mingling with the common people and tourists. 

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 01:38 AM

As agitators demanding the resignation of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif marched towards the Parliament building and the residence of the prime minister on Saturday night, Pakistani police fired teargas shells. Even as one demonstrator was killed and hundreds reportedly injured, the protests, led by former cricketer Imran Khan of...

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 01:37 AM

Ambati Rayudu slammed an unbeaten 64 as India relied on an all-round display to thrash England by six wickets in the third cricket one-dayer and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series here Saturday.

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 11:27 PM

The Modi regime would have a lot to gloat about when it completes 100 days in power. It indeed has been a busy government. After the policy paralysis there’s now a glut of policies. There is a look-East policy on foreign affairs, a look North-East policy – especially Mizoram--for the...

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 11:26 PM

As controversy raged afresh on whether or not all Indians could be considered Hindu, as suggested by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and even minority affairs minister Najma Heptullah, BJP could find that it is not just offending sentiments of India's biggest minority community, but also of its ally, the Shiromani...

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 11:24 PM

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu certainly knows how to step up on the big stage. On Friday, she knocked out world No.2 and All England Champion Wang Shixian of China 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 to storm into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships in Copenhagen, bagging a second successive medal from the mega...

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 12:30 PM

Breaking his silence on cancellation of talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India was "disappointed" as Pakistan wanted to make a "spectacle" by meeting separatist leaders but said efforts will continue to build peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pakistan.

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 12:29 PM

 Ukraine wants supplies of weapons but does not expect NATO to send soldiers to help it fight Russian troops in its eastern provinces, Kiev's ambassador to NATO said on Friday.

Updated:Aug 29, 2014 12:28 PM

Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped into the political crisis by talking to two protesting organisations but delivered a snub to the beleaguered government which had claimed that it had not sought military's mediation.

Updated:Aug 28, 2014 09:26 PM

 The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June.

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