Government not going to create jobs, billionaires can: Dylan
Government not going to create jobs, billionaires can: Dylan

Musician Bob Dylan believes job creation is not in the hands of governments but billionaires could do it.

Top Indonesian anti-graft official arrested: Police

The deputy chief of Indonesia`s most powerful anti-corruption body was arrested Friday over allegations he interfered in a legal case, police said, sparking protests outside the agency headquarters.

Yemen cabinet resigns after militia siege of premier

The Yemeni cabinet tendered its resignation to President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi on Thursday after a two-day siege of the prime minister by Shiite militiamen, a government source said.

Government to launch security web portal
Government to launch security web portal

To promote innovation with security-related application and offer people safe means for the security needs, the government has decided to launch a web portal "", a statement said Thursday.

Sri Lanka probes deals by ex-president, brothers amid graft concerns

Sri Lanka`s new government will investigate all financial deals sealed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers during his term as head of state and will take legal action if they involved any corruption, a minister said on Wednesday.

Yemen leader, Shiite militia in deal to end crisis: agency

 Yemen`s president and Shiite militia reached a nine-point agreement on Wednesday under which the militia are to withdraw from government buildings in return for concessions over a draft constitution, state media said.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN`s AIDS envoy said on Wednesday.

Court orders govt to release Greenpeace funds

A court has ordered the government to release blocked funds of Greenpeace India, the environmental group said in a statement on Tuesday, months after being accused of running campaigns that were hurting Asia`s third-largest economy.

Government releases book on climate change
Government releases book on climate change

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu released a book on climate change in the capital on Tuesday.

14 killed in fighting in east Ukraine

At least 14 people were killed and over 100 others wounded in eastern Ukraine as hostilities between government forces and pro-independence insurgents continued, reports said on Monday.

Turkey president convenes Cabinet amid power-grab claims

Turkey's President has convened a Cabinet meeting for the first time, a political manoeuvre that is raising concerns among critics that he is pushing ahead to expand the powers of the largely ceremonial presidency.

Three dead as anti-Kabila demo quashed in DR Congo: Official

Three people were killed in Kinshasa on Monday in clashes between police and thousands protesting moves to allow President Joseph Kabila to extend his hold on power, a government source said.

Le Pen presses France to condemn `Islamists`

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged the government on Sunday to denounce as "Islamists" the perpetrators of deadly Paris attacks that left the country reeling.

Govt reconstitutes pollution control board working group

To smoothen clearance of projects held at state pollution control boards (SPCBs), the Centre has reconstituted a working group to simplify procedures to get consent certificates and categorisation of industries.

Govt to launch water literacy campaign after 'Swachh Bharat'
Govt to launch water literacy campaign after 'Swachh Bharat'

The government is planning to launch a water literacy campaign after the successful launch of the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in India.

Need for forest clearance hindrance to development works: Das

Jharkhand government has informed the Centre that several programmes in the state have been pending because of requirement of forest clearance.

Talks to continue with PDP over J&K govt formation: BJP

Talks to continue with PDP over Jammu and Kashmir Government formation, says BJP leader Ram Madhav.

Amit Shah to meet Jammu and Kashmir BJP leaders today

With the deadlock over government formation continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to meet party leaders from the state in New Delhi to discuss the way forward on Monday.

BJP to hold core committee meeting today in Delhi

BJP to hold core committee meeting today to discuss on Delhi election and J&K government formation.

63 million people faced with poverty due to healthcare expenditure

A whopping 63 million people are faced with poverty every year due to "catastrophic" expenditure over healthcare which neutralises the gains of rising income and various government schemes aimed to reduce poverty, according to the Health Ministry.