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Bihar Assembly rocked by protest by all political parties

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:33

Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess.

Nagaland urges centre to appoint interlocutor for peace talks

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:58

Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government has requested the Centre to appoint a new interlocutor while the state government would continue as `facilitator` for finding an acceptable solution to the vexed Naga political issue.

Under cloud for corruption, Nicolas Sarkozy says I passionately love France

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 09:10

Reeling under allegations of alleged abuse of power, former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday claimed that he has not betrayed the confidence of people.

Yemen on brink of economic collapse: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 06:29

Yemen, reeling from political instability and insecurity from jihadist attacks, is "on the brink of an economic collapse," a UN humanitarian official said here Wednesday, blaming the mild, but popular, drug khat, for much of the Aden Gulf nation`s woes.

US welcomes Japan`s move to expand military role

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 02:53

The United States Tuesday welcomed a historic shift by Japan to expand the role of its military by reinterpreting the terms of the nation`s US-imposed constitution.

After protests, Azam Khan calls for shifting of party offices

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 16:15

In a veiled attack on BJP opposition, SP leader Azam Khan Tuesday termed the protest at the state assembly as "shameful" and suggested that offices of political parties in the vicinity of it be shifted to prevent any such further incident.

Political uproar over Harsh Vardhan`s sex education comments

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:07

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan`s views on "So-called `sex education` to be banned. Yoga to be made compulsory” stoked a big controversy on Friday.

Iraq PM pushes political solution to militant offensive

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:57

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki conceded Thursday that political measures were needed alongside military action to repel a Sunni insurgent offensive that has overrun swathes of Iraq and threatens to tear it apart.

Language-split Belgium teeters back into crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:56

Belgium risked plunging into a fresh political crisis on Wednesday after attempts to form a coalition government collapsed amid allegations Flemish nationalists were not committed to keeping the country together.

France calls for urgent and political response to Iraq crisis

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 06:10

France has called for an urgent but also political response from Iraq to the offensive by jihadist ISIL forces, and said it was "ready" to contribute to reinforcing the democratic opposition in Syria.

Modi government reconstitutes six Cabinet Committees

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:50

After scrapping four Cabinet Committees, apparently in an effort to minimise decision-making process, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Thursday reconstituted six Cabinet Committees.

AU hails Sudanese political leader`s release

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 02:37

The African Union has welcomed release of former prime minister of Sudan and President of the National UMMA Party, Imam Sadiq Al-Mahdi.