UK: Rebels’ sting claims CM ‘horse-trading’, Rawat rejects charge

UK: Rebels’ sting claims CM ‘horse-trading’, Rawat rejects charge

New Delhi: Congress’ rebel legislators in Uttarakhand on Saturday released a sting video of Chief Minister Harish Rawat which, they alleged, showed him indulging in horse-trading to save his government, prompting BJP to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to seek his intervention for his dismissal. The sting showed the chief minister, allegedly offering money to legislators […]

Post-quake, cracks and holes develop in Mt Everest

Post-quake, cracks and holes develop in Mt Everest

Kathmandu: The world tallest mountain, Everest, has developed several cracks and holes due to the devastating April 25, 2015 earthquake, ‘ice-fall’ doctors who are installing ropes and aluminum ladders from base camp to top of the mountain have said. These ice-fall doctors prepare the route from the base camp to the summit, paving the way […]

UK: Uttarakhand government totters as Congress MLAs rebel

UK: Uttarakhand government totters as Congress MLAs rebel

Dehradun: The Congress-led Uttarakhand government plunged into political uncertainty late Friday as nine of its legislators joined ranks with the principal opposition Bharatiya Janata Party. The Harish Rawat-led government ended up with a red face as it got merely 32 votes in favour against the 36 required for the Finance Bill to be passed. The […]

UK: BJP legislator arrested for maiming horse

UK: BJP legislator arrested for maiming horse

Dehradun: Uttarakhand BJP legislator Ganesh Joshi, accused of hitting and severely injuring a police horse which necessitated the amputation of one of its legs, was arrested on Friday, police said. The horse Shaktimaan is alive but his injured hind leg has been amputated, police added. Joshi, who represents Mussoorie, was arrested outside a Patel Nagar […]

After Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai vouches for Muslims

After Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai vouches for Muslims

New York: After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has come out in support of Muslims, saying that we must support Muslim and other minority communities in the US and around the world. Responding to a recent wave of prejudice against Muslims – especially in the wake of US Republican presidential candidate Donald […]

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

New Delhi: India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe “truly historic”. In his statement after summit meeting with Abe at Hyderabad House here, Modi announced “visa on arrival” to all Japanese citizens from […]

Talks with India only if Kashmir discussed: Sartaj Aziz

Talks with India only if Kashmir discussed: Sartaj Aziz

National Security Advisor (NSA) of Pakistan Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday said Pakistan will hold talks with India only if the Kashmir issue is also on the agenda, the media reported. He said the earlier NSA-level talks with India were cancelled due to the inflexibility shown by India, as no dialogue with India can be successful […]

Shanti Stupa Leh Ladakh

Shanti Stupa Leh Ladakh

Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, […]

Bal Thackeray passes away; last journey begins

Bal Thackeray passes away; last journey begins

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray breathed his last breath around 3.30 p.m. on Saturday at his residence ‘Matoshree’ after days of uncertainty over his health condition. mAt 5 p.m., announcing Mr. Thackeray’s demise to the media, his physician Jalil Parkar said though doctors tried their best to revive the Sena chief, their efforts were not successful and 86 year old thackeray died of a cardiac arrest.

MLA Dr. Harak Singh Rawat sworn in as Minister in Uttarakhand Government

MLA Dr. Harak Singh Rawat sworn in as Minister in Uttarakhand Government

Dehradun : MLA Dr. Harak Singh Rawat was sworn in as Minister in Uttarakhand Government on Saturday. Governor Dr. Aziz Qureshi administered oath of Office and Secrecy to Dr. Rawat at Rajbhawan in a simple function attended by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Indira Hridayesh