Current Affairs

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 09:55 PM

With India and Japan now talking of a new chapter in their global and strategic ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today begins the second leg of his five-day Japan visit - to convince the country to 'make in India and invest in India'.

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 09:54 PM

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) held a joint static protest outside the Pakistan High Commission here and called for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The demonstrators respected the British laws and didn’t resort to violent methods at any time.

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 09:53 PM

Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the US Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, US officials said on Sunday.

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 12:43 PM

After night-long clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces that left three people dead and about 450 others injured, the situation continued to be tense and uncertain even as the powerful Army chief General Raheel Sharif summoned a meeting of corps commanders today.

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 12:42 PM

India is better prepared to handle the impact of interest rate increases in the United States as foreign funds are less likely to desert the country due to signs of an upturn in economic growth, its central bank chief said in an interview published on Sunday.

Updated:Aug 31, 2014 12:41 PM

China’s legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong’s leader, saying they would create a “chaotic society”. Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city “will definitely happen”.

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...

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