Current Affairs

Updated:Jul 02, 2015 12:21 AM

Three passengers, including a child, were allegedly offloaded from an Air India aircraft flying from Leh to Delhi to accommodate minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju and his aide.The aircraft doors were shut for takeoff on June 24 but the flight did not depart at its scheduled time...

Updated:Jul 02, 2015 12:20 AM

NDA allies Shiv Sena, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Swabhimani Paksha have expressed reservations against the land bill in its present form, red-flagging a number of provisions of the contentious legislation. The bill, which proposes amendments to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013, is under examination of a joint parliamentary...

Updated:Jul 02, 2015 12:19 AM

In more signs of the disquiet within the Congress on the line of attack on the Lalit Modi issue, former Union Law Minister and Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj on Wednesday questioned the recent statements of senior party colleagues that the functioning of Parliament would be affected if no action...

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 01:17 PM

Articulating global worries over cyber security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India should come up with solutions to meet the challenge posed by this threat of “bloodless war” as he launched a digital campaign to which top companies pledged Rs 4.5 lakh crore

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 01:15 PM

A fresh controversy involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in connection with her links to Lalit Modi erupted on Wednesday after it emerged that the former IPL chief offered her husband a position on the board of one of his family-run firms. The new controversy gave more ammunition for the Congress...

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 01:13 PM

The Indian Ocean (IO) region was not India’s backyard and upholding this perception could trigger clashes, the Chinese military cautioned on Wednesday, with analysts seeing it as sabre-rattling by the northern neighbour to gain dominance in the strategically crucial territory.

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 12:08 AM

Autorickshaw driver Vinod Kumar enthusiastically backed Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi assembly elections this year, won over by promises of lower utility bills and an end to corruption, but four months on he is already fed up."Nothing has changed," complained the 47-year-old on a recent sweltering June day in the city."He...

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 12:07 AM

Countering the spread of Islamic State (IS) terror will be a key part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s eight-day visit to five Central Asian states — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — next week (July 6-13), as those states gear up to battle the Islamic State’s rising influence. Mr...

Updated:Jul 01, 2015 12:05 AM

Asian share markets were in a guarded mood on Wednesday as Greece became the first developed economy to default on a loan with the IMF, setting the scene for another day of uneasy action. While an unwelcome milestone for Athens, it came as no surprise to investors after weeks of...

Updated:Jun 30, 2015 01:12 PM

An Indonesian air force transport plane carrying military personnel and their families plowed into a residential neighborhood in the country’s third-largest city of Medan shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing more than 70. Rescue teams were using heavy machinery to remove the mangled wreckage of the C-130 Hercules as they...

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