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Thai junta chief tipped to become PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:39

Thailand`s coup leader is expected to be picked as prime minister by the kingdom`s new army-dominated national assembly, junta sources said Wednesday, cementing the military`s hold on power in the politically turbulent nation.

Central African Republic will have 7,600 UN peacekeepers

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 09:07

The initial UN force that takes over peacekeeping duties in Central African Republic from an African force on September 15 will have 7,600 soldiers and police, the UN envoy to the conflict-wracked country has said.

Bihar Legislative Council bypolls on Sept 11

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 01:09

Bye-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday.

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 18:01

One of Taiwan`s top negotiators on China policy has resigned and is under investigation over suspicions related to "national security", authorities said Tuesday.

Iran won`t sign nuclear deal `at any price`

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 21:49

Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one "at any price", its negotiators said on Monday, as a key deadline for Tehran nears.

Katju asks media to take leadership against feudalism, poverty

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 16:02

Press Council of India chairman Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said that the country had been passing through a very painful and agonising phase and exhorted the media to take leadership to combat feudal mindset and superstition in the society.

PCI sets up a panel to look into problems of small newspapers

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 14:53

The Press Council of India on Monday announced setting up a committee to look into problems faced by the small and medium news papers in Odisha.

Wi-Fi service starts in Khan Market, CP to follow soon

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 22:18

The ambitious Wi-Fi project of the New Delhi Municipal Council has taken off with Khan Market becoming the first area where visitors can avail the facility and Connaught Place to follow soon.

Hindus, Muslims must change their mindset: Katju

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:41

If Hindus and Muslims want to become "real Indians", they must change their mindset, Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said.

US condemns `provocative` Russian activity in Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 04:57

The White House urged Moscow on Friday to stop its "extremely dangerous and provocative" attempts to destabilize Ukraine, where tensions have soared again in the past 24 hours.

UN, EU move against IS in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 03:39

Iraqis and foreign powers voiced relief on Friday after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step down, as the UN targeted Islamist militants and the EU backed the arming of their Kurdish rivals.

UN Council targets jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 02:43

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday aimed at weakening Islamists in Iraq and Syria with measures to choke off funding and the flow of foreign fighters.