Canada votes for air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Canadian lawmakers voted Monday to extend a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State group and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

Buhari wins massive majority in key north Nigerian state of Kano

Nigeria`s opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari earned a massive victory in the key northern state of Kano, beating his rival, President Goodluck Jonathan, by nearly 1.7 million votes, official presidential election results released Monday said. 

Curfew in Nigeria`s Rivers state over election tensions: state govt

An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria`s southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country`s general election, the state government said on Monday.

Singapore honours Lee with elaborate state funeral

Singapore`s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago.

"Udta Punjab" about drug scenario in the state: Motwane
"Udta Punjab" about drug scenario in the state: Motwane

"Udta Punjab", the upcoming project from Phantom Films, will focus on the drug problem in the state through four different stories.

California confirms 119 cases of measles in state

Public health officials said on Wednesday that six more cases of measles had been confirmed in California, bringing to 119 the total number of people infected by a strain of the virus that has also been linked to a large outbreak in the Philippines.

HP CM rules out creation of new districts

 Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today ruled out the creation of new districts in Himachal Pradesh and said that he was not in favour of further division of Kangra, the biggest district in the state.

French parliament votes to recognise Palestine as state

French National Assembly Tuesday voted for the recognition of a Palestinian state, a symbolic move aimed at rising diplomatic pressure to resolve decade-long peace process in the Middle East.

Tutu and Jolie back UN drive to end statelessness in a decade

Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie backed an ambitious global campaign on Tuesday to end the plight of at least 10 million stateless people with no country to call home.

Goa wants DFF office to be shifted to the state


Panaji: Goa government is trying to get the office of Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry's Directorate of Film Festival (DFF) shifted permanently to the state, which will smoothen preparations for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), a senior official has said.

South African prosecutors file final arguments in Oscar Pistorius case

Prosecutors have filed their final arguments before the high court in the case of murder accused Oscar Pistorius.

HC allows 19 yr girl to go with husband

Madras High Court today allowed a 19-year-old girl of Rajasthan origin from Coimbatore, who apprehended honour killing by her family, to go with her husband in the light of her categorical statement in court that she wanted to live with him.

Demand for new states not to be considered now: Shinde

Demands for creation of new states cannot be "considered immediately", Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said in response to a question on the status of such proposals in the wake of the Telangana decision.

SC seeks explanation from govts on ads glorifying political leaders

Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and State governments on plea seeking to restrain them for spending public money on glorifying political leaders through ads on birth and death anniversaries.

China wants Bollywood for New Year`s eve

A Bollywood extravaganza is set to hit drawing rooms of the Chinese audience on the New Year eve as the state run China Television has commissioned for the first time an Indian dance troupe to regale its viewers.

Centre seeks states` views on intervening in riot

The Centre has sought views of the state govt on various issues including enacting a law to empower it to directly intervene in cases of riots.

Work together for state`s development: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy
on Saturday called upon the public to work together for the
development of the state.

Guj HC issues notices to Centre, state over PIL

The project has been opposed on the grounds that it would
destroy the occupation of about 8,000 fishermen families from
14 surrounding villages.

GJM now wants either separate state or UT

Facing resentment in Darjeeling hills over its agreement with West Bengal government on setting up an autonomous hill council, GJM said the new council will be a step towards getting a separate state or a Union Territory status.

State govt to empower panchayats soon: J&K minister

Jammu and Kashmir government will
soon empower panchayats at par with other parts of the country
to ensure effective decentralisation of powers at the grass
root level, a J&K minister said on Saturday.