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BJP leaders welcome cancellation of Indo-Pak talks

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 21:14

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday welcomed the government`s decision to call off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan and said India will not tolerate any interference in its internal affairs by the neighbouring country.

J&K leaders, separatists say cancellation of Indo-Pak talks `unfortunate`

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 20:36

Separatists from Kashmir on Monday expressed surprise over India`s decision to cancel the proposed Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan saying it was "unfortunate" and would only ensure that the stand-off between the two countries continued.

S. Korea, US starts military drill despite North threats

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 05:55

South Korea and the United States on Monday launched an annual military drill, Seoul`s defence ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike.

I-Day: `Happy New Year` team decodes freedom

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 15:50

Freedom is interpreted differently by the cast and crew of forthcoming Bollywood potboiler "Happy New Year" (HNY) - for some it is about "freedom of expression", while others say when society will understand its "responsibility", we will be free.

Forward Bloc demands declassification of files on Netaji

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 01:13

The Forward Bloc, a party founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on Monday objected to the Centre`s reported move to confer Bharat Ratna on the freedom fighter, saying it would `mitigate` his stature and demanded declassification of secret files on him.

Badal to lay foundation stone of Jang-e-Azadi memorial in October

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 17:26

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of Rs 200-crore `Jang-e-Azadi` memorial that will showcase the rich legacy and contribution of Punjabis in the country`s freedom struggle, in Jalandhar on October 12.

Badal to lay foundation stone of Jang-e-Azadi memorial in October

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 17:26

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of Rs 200-crore `Jang-e-Azadi` memorial that will showcase the rich legacy and contribution of Punjabis in the country`s freedom struggle, in Jalandhar on October 12.

Netaji kin do not want Bharat Ratna for the freedom fighter

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 17:18

Amidst speculation that India`s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna may be conferred on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a majority of his family members today disapproved of the idea.

Egypt dissolves Muslim Brotherhood`s political party

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 00:39

An Egypt court Saturday ordered the dissolution of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group`s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and to liquefy all of its assets.

President gifts mobile phones to freedom fighters

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 23:38

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gifted mobile phones to freedom fighters as he hosted an `At Home` reception for them on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Quit India movement here.

Freedom fighters remembered on Quit India movement anniversary

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 15:24

Floral tributes were paid to freedom fighters here on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Quit India movement on Friday.

China frees prominent lawyer who defended religious freedom

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:49

China freed a prominent human rights lawyer after three years in prison, his brother told a news agency, ending the latest period of detention for the religious-freedom campaigner whose treatment attracted international condemnation.