Tens of thousands of Brazilians have again taken to the streets of the country’s largest city of Sao Paulo to demand better governance, less corruption and reversal of a recently imposed rise in the cost of public transport. The protests were mainly peaceful, though there were incidents of looting, clashes with the police and fighting [...]
In Russia, more than 6,000 people have been evacuated after a military depot caught fire. Thousands of shells and millions of rounds of ammunition were being stored at the site in the Samara region, south-east of Moscow. Five people were hospitalized with shrapnel wounds, and 34 others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
In Uttarakhand, with the improvement in weather relief and rescue work has been expideted. More than 20 thousand pilgrims and tourists who are bound for char dham yatra have so far been evacuated while 50 thousand people are still stranded. As per latest report 102 people have died whereas numbers of people are still missing.
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will conduct an aerial survey of flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand this afternoon. Relief and rescue operations continue in flood and landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Additional teams of National Disaster Response Force reached Kedarnath in Uttarakhnad yesterday and started relief and rescue operations. In [...]
The next round of Centre, ULFA-peace talks will be held on the 25th of this month in New Delhi. State Home Secretary Gyanendra Dev Tripathi said that in a bid to bring lasting peace, the Centre will hold discussions on ULFA’s charter of demands. These include, updating of the National Register of Citizens, S T [...]
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek a confidence vote on Wednesday to prove his majority after JD(U) parted ways with ally BJP. Going by numbers, there is no threat to the Nitish Kumar government as it has the required strength. For the required 122 majority mark JDU already has 118 members, while 4 independents [...]
With flood situation in Uttarakhand remaining grim, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday assured Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna of all assistance in rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit state. Dr. Singh, who spoke to the Chief Minister on Tuesday evening, also inquired about the flood situation in the state. Congress president Sonia Gandhi spoke [...]
After securing an approval for a plan size of Rs 59,000 cr for this fiscal, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi sparred with the Centre over social sector development in the state as he countered Planning Commission’s assessment that lot more needs to be done. On his first trip to the national capital after being made BJP’s [...]
At least 28 people including a provincial legislator were on Wednesday killed and over 60 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a funeral at Mardan in the troubled northwest Pakistan. More than 100 people were at the funeral of a businessman in Shergarh area of Mardan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this afternoon when the [...]
In a major breakthrough, the Taliban on Tuesday announced the opening of its office in Doha, which would hold peace talks with the Afghan government and separate direct parleys with US that could boost Afghan reconciliation process after 12 years of war. The Obama Administration, however, adopted a cautious approach, given its bitter past experience [...]