Turkey's Interior Ministry says two bomb explosions apparently targeting a peace rally in the capital Ankara today killed 30 people and injured 126 others.
The ministry said the explosions occurred as demonstrators were starting to gather for the rally. It condemned the attack which it said "targets Turkey's democracy and peace."
The explosions occurred minutes apart near Ankara's train station as people gathered for the rally organized by the country's public sector workers' trade union. The rally...
After Dadri, tension now prevails in this district where rumours of cow slaughter triggered violence with protesters targeting police vehicles and setting afire shops, leaving seven policemen injured.
Twenty-one people have been arrested for yesterday's violence even as the circle officer has been suspended for alleged laxity.
The violence started after some persons spread rumours of cow slaughter in Karhal area with an intention to trigger communal tension in the town, an official spokesman said today.
Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today resigned even as Parliament prepares to elect a new premier tomorrow after parties failed to forge a consensus amid continued protests and blockade of a key border trade point with India over the country's new Constitution.
Koirala submitted his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav who accepted it and asked him to conduct daily administrative functions till a new government is formed.
As Parliament is all set to vote to elect...
The Telangana bandh called by Opposition parties including Congress, TDP, BJP and others in support of their demand that the TRS government implement its farm loan waiver promise at one go rather than in a phased-manner, began across the state today.
Senior leaders of Congress, TDP, BJP and the Left parties held protests outside different bus stations in the state since early hours of the day to prevent the buses of state-run Telangana State Road Transport...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundations of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Memorial, which will come up at Indu Mills compound, and two Mumbai metro projects here tomorrow.
The two new metro lines will run through the western suburbs and are expected to decongest the road traffic.
The Prime Minister will fly here from Delhi tomorrow afternoon and return to the national capital in the evening, an official said.
Soon after arrival, Modi will proceed to Nhava Sheva...
Undertaking a padayatra and interacting with farmers, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today counselled the peasants not to commit suicide as it was no solution to their problems.
On the second day of his tour of Karnataka to comfort the distressed families of farmers who had committed suicide, Rahul started about a seven-km long padayatra from Maidur village in Haveri district of north Karnataka.
At the first stop of his padayatra, the Congress MP had interactions with students...
Nineteen fishermen from the district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning, Fisheries Department officials said here.
Their two boats were also seized by the navy personnel, Joint Director of Fisheries Department Subburaj said.
Ten of the fishermen belonged to Akkaraipettai and the rest were from Keechankuppam, he said.
The fishermen were arrested when they were fishing in Palk Straits.
The navy had on September 22 arrested 15...
Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today questioned the much talked about 'Gujarat Model' of development and said he will "expose the reality behind it."
While making announcements here about the next round of agitations, Hardik, who leads a faction of Patel groups' campaigning to get reservation under OBC quota, cited several examples to prove his point.
"This government claims that farmers are very happy in Gujarat. Then why two farmers committed suicide in last one week?...
Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy, Congress leader Manish Tewari has said his 14 months of diplomacy, including meetings with US President Barack Obama, has yielded "zero" results for India.
"Prime Minister of India has travelled abroad 29 times in last 14 months (sic), essentially about twice a month. He has got eight more visits, planned in the next three calendar months. The fact is that expect for the spectacularisation of diplomacy, there has been...
President Pranab Mukherjee today left on a six-day landmark visit to Israel and Palestine, becoming the first Head of Indian State to visit these two nations and providing an opportunity for him to impress upon the leadership there to reduce tensions.
A ceremonial send-off was accorded to the President. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, the three service chiefs and other bureaucrats were present to see off the President.
Mukherjee will first travel to Jordan,...
Noting that daughters can be the most effective instrument of change in a society, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said all steps are being taken by the state government to make education conveniently available to them.
Distributing computer tablets among highschool and intermediate board top scorers at the district and block level among girls here last night, Rawat said, "Our daughters will be the vehicle of change in Uttarakhand. I am sure the more facilities we...
With India's growth rate projected to drop slightly from 7.5 per cent to 7.3 per cent in 2015, the IMF today recommended the country to launch next phase of economic reforms and improve its business climate for achieving faster and more inclusive growth.
"In India, while several policy actions have been taken recently, further steps in relaxing longstanding supply bottlenecks, especially in the energy, mining, and power sectors, as well as labour and product market reforms,...
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