PM Modi's dream of smart city clashes with India's reality

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi puts forward his idea of building 100 smart cities, India battles with roads flooded with water.

I would like to play catalyst in PM's yoga initiative: Shilpa Shetty
I would like to play catalyst in PM's yoga initiative: Shilpa Shetty

 Bollywood actress and fitness freak Shilpa Shetty, who has often spoken about the benefits of yoga, says that she would "like to play catalyst" in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to promote yoga on a global level.

Pak to participate in SAARC satellite project meeting: ISRO

The SAARC countries, including Pakistan, will participate in the ambitious SAARC satellite project conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top official said today.

Vivek Oberoi lauds PM's International Yoga Day initiative
Vivek Oberoi lauds PM's International Yoga Day initiative

 "Krrish 3" actor Vivek Oberoi has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in getting June 21 declared as International Yoga Day.

Japan PM to pledge 26% greenhouse gas cut

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today he would pledge a 26 per cent cut in the country's greenhouse gas emissions, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year.

Italian PM faces test in regional elections

Italians are set to vote Sunday in regional elections seen as an important test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and for the fading Forza Italia party of Silvio Berlusconi.

Albania, Serbia pledge to work for Balkans` stability


Tirana: The Prime Ministers of Serbia and Albania, Aleksandar Vucic and Edi Rama, in an historic visit vowed to strengthen their fragile ties in the interests of the future stability of the Balkans.

Thailand revokes ex-PM Thaksin`s passports on `security` concerns

Thailand`s foreign ministry Wednesday said it had cancelled fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra`s passports because he was deemed to have "endangered national security" in a recent interview.

Australia PM vows ''candid debate'' on same-sex marriage

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday vowed for a "full, frank and candid" debate about legalising same-sex marriage in the country.

Danish PM to call general election: reports

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will on Wednesday call a general election, local media reported, even as opinion polls showed her left-wing coalition trailing the opposition.

Iraqi PM confident about swift recovery of IS-held city

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the BBC that the Iraqi city of Ramadi could be recovered "in days" after being captured by thwe Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Iraq PM rebuts US criticism of security forces

Iraq today rejected accusations by the US defence chief that its security forces dodged battle in Ramadi and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.

Malaysia PM calls for global support over migrant crisis

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Monday urged Japan and others in the global community to help tackle Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis, saying it requires "an international solution".

Israel ex-PM Olmert gets 8 months for corruption

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.

Can vitamin E protect lungs from air pollution?

British researchers have found that vitamin E may help offset the negative effects of air pollution on our lungs.

SC prohibits photos of politicians in govt ads except President, PM and CJI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday prohibited the use of photographs of political leaders in advertisements issued by the government and its agencies.

Singhvi slams decision to give 'Cabinet Minister status' to Ramdev

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has lashed out at the Haryana Government 's move to give status equivalent to Cabinet Minister to Baba Ramdev and asked the yoga guru to relinquish the rank.

Iraq PM says Tikrit `liberated` after month-long battle

Iraq said security and allied forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft "liberated" the city of Tikrit on Tuesday, its biggest victory yet in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.

PM Modi seeks Saudi help to rescue Indians from Yemen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Saudi Arabia`s new king for his support in efforts to evacuate some 4,000 stranded Indians from war-torn Yemen.

Israel's Netanyahu: 'What is there to hide' in Iran deal

Israel's prime minister says he knows the details of the deal being forged with Iran over its nuclear program and asked "what is there to hide" after the US said it was withholding some information on the talks.