The Congress party on Sunday categorically stated that there was no question of forming a coalition with the Shiromani Akali Dal, adding that the grand old party was merely making overtures towards the latter for support against the Land Acquisition Bill, introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in the Parliament.
The United States and its coalition allies staged three air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and seven in Iraq since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force overseeing the operations said in a statement on Saturday.
Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had not made a promising beginning with controversy erupting due to statements on both sides.
Sri Lanka's new ruling coalition on Wednesday formed the government in a southeastern province after five members of Mahinda Rajapaksa's alliance switched their allegiance to the new dispensation, in yet another blow to the besieged former president.
Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, who on Wednesday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to discuss government formation in the state, told reporters that her party was not in a hurry to cobble up a coalition.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa's ruling coalition on Monday suffered yet another blow with the defection of the sixth senior Cabinet colleague to the opposition ahead of the crucial presidential poll next month.
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday, quashing hopes for a power-sharing deal to defuse tensions that have threatened to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines.