Thursday, Oct 30th
Last update:09:36:52 PM GMT
Thursday, Oct 30th
Last update:09:36:52 PM GMT
Colombo, Oct 29 (IANS)
At least 14 people were killed and around 300 others are missing in a landslide in central Sri Lanka Wednesday as President Mahinda Rajapaksa directed the government to fully support rescue efforts.
Rajapaksa has instructed the ministry of disaster management, the army and provincial authorities to assist in the rescue operations in the landslide that has dislodged as many as 120 houses, Xinhua reported citing a stament issued by the President's Office.
Fourteen bodies are reported t...
Ghaziabad, Oct 29 (IANS)
A 31-year-old woman Wednesday delivered conjoined twins at a hospital here but the babies could not survive, doctors said.
Preeti, wife of Pradeep and a resident of Preet Vihar in east Delhi, delivered the children at 5.30 p.m., said Keshav Tyagi, director of Anand Hospital.
The woman was admitted Tuesday, and a surgery was conducted Wednesday.
Hospital surgeon Manju Tyagi said after the surgery: "The children could not survive long. They breathed their last at 8 p.m."
Preeti is bein...
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS)
The cabinet Wednesday approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Mozambique for five-year cooperation in the oil and gas sector.
The MoU seeks cooperation in oil and gas in both upstream and downstream sectors in the area of enhancing capacity-building, forging closer cooperation between research and training centres and intensifying technology transfer, among others, an official statement said here after the cabinet meeting presided over by Prim...
Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS)
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday that his side was never reluctant to tour India but hesitant since they were not properly prepared for a tough series.
"Not that we were reluctant to play this series. It's not the ideal kind of preparation for a tour to India. India is a tough place to play cricket in and you need preparation to play India in India, especially," Mathews said after arriving in Mumbai.
Sri Lanka will will take on India A Thursday in a practice match at t...
Sana'a, Oct 29 (IANS)
At least two people were killed and six others injured during clashes between the army and protesters marching towards a military base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden Wednesday, a government official told Xinhua.
"The pro-secession protesters marched toward an army base located near the main protest camp of the separatist movement in Aden's district of Khor Maksar, sparking a short shootout in the area," the official said on condition of anonymity.
"Two people were killed during...
Jerusalem, Oct 27 (IANS) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday met law enforcement officials and legal experts over the escalating violence in Arab east Jerusalem, ordering the judiciary to expedite legislation which dramatically stiffens penalties against stone-pelting Palestinians.
Among a host of planned initiatives to curtail the violence, Netanyahu wants to push forward a draft bill by the justice ministry, which seeks lengthy prison terms for stone-pelters, Xinhua reported.
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Jaipur, Oct 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Monday expanded her cabinet by inducting 15 new ministers, including four of cabinet rank.
With this, the total strength of the council of ministers now stands at 27, including three women.
Fourteen ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhavan.
The four cabinet ministers were Rajpal Singh Shekhwat, Surendra Goyal, Kiran Maheshwari and Rampratap.
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Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS)
India's top security and intelligence brass led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday inspected the Burdwan blast site and met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who promised full cooperation in solving the case in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is purportedly involved.
Meanwhile, a city court sent one of the accused in the case to judicial remand till Nov 5 after the National Investigative Agency (NIA) - probing the blast - deposed it ...
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS)
US President Barack Obama congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding "successful" parliamentary elections, the White House said Monday.
"Despite a challenging security environment in certain regions, millions of Ukrainians turned out across the country to cast their ballots in an orderly and peaceful manner," Obama said in a statement.
On Sunday, Ukrainians cast their votes in the snap elections with 29 political parties and 1,401 candidates contesting in what experts called "...
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS)
At least 33 militants were killed in two separate air strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Monday, the military said.
In a morning airstrike, 18 militants were killed when their hideouts were pounded in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan region, a restive tribal area on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
Later in the day, there was an air raid in the Ghalamai area in the region, killing 1...