Libya's interim government resigns under pressure

Libya's toothless interim government, led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islamist administration was created.

 Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama

Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US President Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

 Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal rules out disarmament

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal Thursday rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel, saying the group's weapons were 'sacred'.

 Withdraw security cover from riots accused: Phoolka to Home Ministry

Noted lawyer H S Phoolka, who has taken up the cases of anti-Sikh riot victims, on Thursday sought withdrawal of security cover given to the carnage accused by the Home Ministry.

 India, US provide assistance to Nepal flood victims

India and the United States have pledged financial support to the people affected by the recent flood and landslides in Nepal that claimed at least 250 lives.

 Trinamool Congress does not need chit fund money: Mamata

With the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate closing in on the Saradha money trail, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her party does not need chit fund money to run its affairs and warned those engaged in "political maligning" to shield the "real culprits"

 UN chief warns of dangerous escalation in Ukraine

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by reports of fighting in east Ukraine spreading southward and warned of a dangerous escalation, his spokesman said today.

 Another ragging incident in HP, interim bail for accused

 A final-year student of government polytechnic college-Sundarnagar has been booked on charges of ragging a girl student. According to police, the first year student yesterday filed a complaint against the senior of the mechanical branch of the same college.

 2 Pak journalists among 3 killed in Balochistan

Two journalists were among three people killed today when gunmen opened fire in their office in Quetta city in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

 Punjab govt's investment summits big hoax: Congress

 Terming the "much-hyped" investment summits organised by the Punjab government as "big hoax", Congress today alleged that the events had failed to facilitate any investment for the state. Quoting information received through Right to Information (RTI), Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa said Punjab Investors Summit of December 2013 and Agriculture Summit of February 2014 have proved to be "big hoax" as no MoU had finally materialised.