NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that political differences between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress will not come in way of development of West Bengal. Continue reading
KATHMANDU: The final draft of Nepal’s new Constitution was tabled in the Constituent Assembly tonight amid protests and slogan-shouting by members of Madhesi parties and other opposition groups. Continue reading
COLOMBO: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga are in the process of finalising the list of members from the two main parties to be assigned portfolios in the national unity government, party sources said yesterday. Continue reading
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday banned hunting of rare birds like houbara bustard and ordered cancellation of all existing permits, a setback to the government which had previously issued special licences to the Arab royals. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The mobile services market in the country will reach US$21.4 billion this year on the back of increasing use of cellular services on data-centric devices like tablets and notebooks, Gartner said on Wednesday.
“Spending (in constant USD) on mobile services will grow 4% to reach $21.4 billion in 2015,” Gartner said in a statement.
UTAR PRADESH: Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal. And more than three-and-a-half centuries later, an 80-year-old man from Bulandshahr is building another one in memory of his late ‘Begum’. Continue reading
NEW DELHI: The decades-old Ayodhya dispute is unlikely to come up for hearing in the Supreme Court any time soon, as an apex court bench observed on Monday that it could take 10 years for the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case records to be streamlined. Continue reading
GUWAHATI (INDIA): Nagaland and Manipur, the two major stakeholders in the Naga peace process, have exercised caution in assessing the accord. While the former is caught between hope and the possibility of a “letdown”, Manipuris, especially non-Nagas, are suspicious of the development. Continue reading
KATHMANDU: The per capita disaster impact of the April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks was highest in the mountains and lowest in inner Tarai among the 14 most affected districts in the country. Continue reading
COLOMBO: The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) will set up a special court to hear cases on harassment of women, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said at a weekend meeting at Morawaka. Continue reading