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Pak Senate adopts resolution binding PM to attend its session

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:47

Pakistan`s Senate has passed a resolution making it mandatory for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend its session at least once a week after he failed to turn up since assuming the position last year.

Senate committee orders review of Cuban Twitter

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 07:33

A powerful Senate committee has ordered for review of all facts and documents related to the secret "Cuban Twitter" programme of United States Agency for International Development (USAID), headed by Raj Shah, highest ranking Indian-American in Barack Obama Administration.

Republicans block US Senate bill on gender pay gap

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 15:55

Republicans have blocked a US Senate bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this November`s congressional elections.

US senators to demand release of `torture report`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:31

A US Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA.

US Senate drops IMF reforms from Ukraine aid

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 03:54

US Senate Democrats bowed to Republican demands Tuesday that IMF reforms be removed from their Ukraine aid package, acknowledging it could not pass with the controversial changes intact.

US Senate confirms Indian-American for key admin post

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 09:23

The US Senate has confirmed an Indian-American Arun M Kumar to a key administration post that would make him responsible for foreign trade.

Pakistani Senate ask govt to take up water disputes with India

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 20:56

Pakistan`s Senate has unanimously passed a resolution asking the government to formally include water disputes with India in the agenda for bilateral talks.

Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 00:49

The Dalai Lama will lead the US Senate in prayer on Thursday as the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets leaders of Congress, his office said.

Pakistani MPs upset over FO spokesperson`s remarks

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 19:32

Pakistani opposition lawmakers moved privilege motion in Senate against Foreign Office spokesperson for "insulting and browbeating" parliamentarians while defending the country`s policy on Syria.

Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 10:49

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill on Wednesday derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, citing opposition from big business and warning that the measure could "create more problems than it purports to solve."

Billionaire Dassault faces charges in French graft probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 23:03

The French Senate lifted Serge Dassault`s immunity from prosecution in a move that clears the way for the billionaire industrialist and senator to face corruption charges.

Indian-American pleads not guilty to campaign finance fraud

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 16:48

D'Souza was released on a USD 500,000 bond and his travel has been restricted within the US.