Archives - 2014-07-27

India, Nepal agree to review 1950 treaty

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:29

India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to "review" and adjust" the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1950 to reflect the current realties.

Saharanpur clashes: UP govt announces aid of Rs 10 lakh to kin of deceased

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:32

The Uttar Pradesh government tonight announced financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh each to the next of kin of the three persons killed in clashes between two communities in Saharanpur.

PIL seeks Leader of Opposition status for Congress in Lok Sabha

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:32

The Supreme Court was moved Saturday seeking that Congress leader in Lok Sabha be conferred the status of the leader of opposition as it is the largest party in the opposition as provided under the 1977 law on salary and allowances of leaders of opposition in parliament.

Leaders call for Gaza ceasefire extension as toll exceeds 1,000

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East Saturday called for an extension to the temporary truce between Israel and the Hamas, as the toll in the Gaza strip violence rose to over 1,000 with the recovery of 130 bodies of Palestinians Saturday.

PM meets infrastructure departments secretaries

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:48

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met secretaries of key infrastructure ministries like power and road and highways to review individual sectors` development targets that need to be achieved by the current fiscal end.

400 kg ganja seized, eight held

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 00:52

Eight persons were arrested and 400 kg of ganja was seized from their possession in Maredumilli forest in the agency area of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh today, police said.

AAP demands postponement of civil services prelims

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:04

AAP Saturday demanded the postponement of the preliminary examination for the civil services and blamed the BJP-led government and the UPSC for the ongoing crisis over the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).

Swaraj-Treaty to last

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:14

In order to promote Nepal`s exports, India agreed to relax certain norms including simplifying and streamlining transit and custom procedures and lifting certain restrictions on the export of Nepalese products to India.

Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:18

Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday in hopes of retaking the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:19

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali said on Saturday that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard.

Putin and Australia`s Abbott discuss MH17 probe

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:20

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday discussed how an international probe could be set up into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, in which 28 Australians were killed.

MH17 victims` family: Airline lacking compassion

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 01:20

The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic on Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys` grandmother.