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Rajya Sabha polls: 2 BJP nominees withdraw, race still tight for BSP

Rajya Sabha polls: 2 BJP nominees withdraw, race still tight for BSP

Four Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) candidates and a Congress aspirant were on Thursday elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Sources said that with the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for March 23, the notice to continue the hearing on the petition from March 19 will not give much time or relief to the JD (S), which is falling short of votes for its nominee B.M. Consulte Mais Informação

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Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats as fallout over nerve agent attack grows

When asked by a Reuters reporter in the Kazakh capital Astana if Moscow would expel British diplomats , Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov smiled and said: "We will, of course". A police officer who was among the first to respond to the incident - which prompted authorities to call in military units to help in cleaning up - remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Consulte Mais Informação

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Replace Sindh with Northeast in national anthem: Cong MP

Replace Sindh with Northeast in national anthem: Cong MP

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora also said when the national anthem was adopted in 1950, the then President Rajendra Prasad had said if required the anthem would be amended in future. He said, "North East is an important part of India". He wants "Sindh" out of the anthem as it is now located in an "enemy" country and wants "Northeast" included instead. Consulte Mais Informação

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Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning

Russian Federation expels 23 United Kingdom diplomats in dispute over former spy's poisoning

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain "will consider our next steps in the coming days alongside our allies and partners" in a dispute with Russian Federation over the nerve agent poisoning of a former spy on British soil. In 2008, Russian Federation ordered the council to close all its offices except the Moscow headquarters as part of retaliation for the UK's expulsion of diplomats over the radioactive poisoning of former security-service officer Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. Consulte Mais Informação

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Africa's only female president, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, resigns

Africa's only female president, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, resigns

The resignation will take effect on March 23. Gurib-Fakim had denied having any plans to resign, saying that she was prepared to go to court over allegations she spent money from a charity on a shopping trip. Gurib-Fakim, whose role is mostly ceremonial, is a scientist and biologist of global renown, and in 2015 joined the London-based Planet Earth Institute (PEI) to try to develop scientific capacity in Africa. Consulte Mais Informação

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On Bihar Man Beheading, Sushil Kumar Modi Countered By His Own

On Bihar Man Beheading, Sushil Kumar Modi Countered By His Own

Darbhanga: A 70-year-old man has reportedly been beheaded in the Darbhanga district of Bihar for allegedly naming Town Square as "Narendra Modi chowk". "The board was put long back, murder has nothing to do with board", Sushil Modi tweeted on Friday night. The party workers claimed that the police was trying to hush up the incident by treating the case as a land dispute. Consulte Mais Informação

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PARALYMPICS/ Gurimu Narita wins gold in snowboarding banked slalom

PARALYMPICS/ Gurimu Narita wins gold in snowboarding banked slalom

Three bronze medals were clinched by two-time PyeongChang medalist Lidia Grafeyeva and Svetlana Sakhonenko. A Canadian team has won gold in every Paralympics since the sport made its debut in 2006. Dino Sokolovic has claimed Croatia's first ever gold medal at a Winter Paralympics with a sensational win in the Men's Slalom - Sitting event at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today. Consulte Mais Informação

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Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Myanmar says UN findings on human rights lack credibility

Lee told the Human Rights Council that violent sweeps by the Myanmar army in Rakhine state that prompted about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh "bear the hallmarks of genocide". At the summit in Sydney, the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was asked what he meant to say to Aung San Suu Kyi about the persecution of the Rohingya people. Consulte Mais Informação

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