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Allahabad University V-C resigns

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:42

Against the backdrop of protests on the Allahabad University campus, Vice-Chancellor Professor AK Singh has tendered his resignation, a top varsity official said.

President pays homage to Kargil war martyrs

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 19:22

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday paid homage to the Kargil war martyrs on the occasion of the 15th Vijay Diwas (Victory Day).

Iraq`s top cleric sends subtle message to Maliki: Step aside

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 07:00

Iraq`s most influential Shi`ite cleric urged political leaders on Friday to refrain from clinging to their posts - an apparent reference to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has defied demands that he step aside.

US congratulates Iraqis on their new President

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:24

The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.

Iraq`s new president Masum: Thinker and fighter

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 05:05

Quiet and bookish, Iraq`s president-elect Fuad Masum is different from jocular incumbent Jalal Talabani, but sharp political skills forged in the long battle for Kurdish self-determination are common to both.

Prez completes 2 yrs in office, new museum to open for public at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:15

To mark the completion of two years of President Pranab Mukherjee in office, Rashtrapati Bhavan will soon throw open an audio-visual museum chronicling history and treasure troves of the highest office of the country.

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:52

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

US top business place for investors: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:54

Noting that his country has bounced back from its worst ever recession, US president Barack Obama has said America is now the top place for investors to do business.

Kurds agree on Fuad Masum for Iraq president: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 07:15

Veteran Iraqi politician Fuad Masum was almost guaranteed to become Iraq`s next president after the main Kurdish blocs in parliament agreed on his candidacy Thursday.

Iraq lawmakers postpone vote on new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:26

Iraq`s Parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people.

World Bank lauds Narendra Modi, offers $18 bn aid in three years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:37

Speaking at the end of a three-day visit to India, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim told reporters he was hugely impressed with Modi`s "comprehensive and extremely ambitious vision for the country".

Need to respect each others concerns: PM Modi told Chinese President

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:44

Chinese Prez Xi Jinping has agreed to create the "right conditions" to harness the true potential of ties with India after PM Narendra Modi emphasised the need for respecting each other`s concerns.