Gunshots fired at anti-govt rally sites in Bangkok

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PTI | Bangkok

Several shots fired by unidentified gunmen have rattled parts of Thailand’s capital, prompting deployment of troops, even as the embattled Government sought UN’s mediation to end the persisting political crisis. The shooting at four sites in the central commercial area of Bangkok continued for two hours and was stopped after troops...

Pakistan vows to strike militant HQs for every attack

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PTI | Islamabad

In a major policy shift, Pakistan on Wednesday unveiled its first ever counter-terrorism strategy under which every terror attack would be met with a military strike on the headquarters of the militants. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the National Security Policy in parliament and said the decision to hit...

Pak SC seeks report on denial of access to Hindu temple

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | PTI | Karachi

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has sought a report from the Government on its efforts to ensure access to the minority Hindu community to a century-old temple in Sindh province. The Karachi Bench of the apex court was hearing applications against the alleged denial of access to the members of the minority community...

Smithsonian chronicles the great Indo-American story

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | S. Rajagopalan | Washington

A grand exhibition on the great success story that Indian-Americans have scripted over 200 years in shaping the country of their adoption — even while realising their own American dream — opens at Washington’s famed Smithsonian on Thursday. The year-long exhibition that will travel later to 15 other American cities over...

Globe Trotting

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | Pioneer

Hong Kong newspaper editor stabbed: police Hong Kong: Hong Kong police say a former newspaper editor whose abrupt dismissal in January sparked protests over press freedom has been stabbed. Police said a man wearing a motorcycle helmet “suddenly” attacked Kevin Lau with a knife and then fled on a motorcycle driven...

Ukraine leader: New Government by Thursday

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | AP | Kiev

The Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday delayed the formation of a new Government, reflecting political tensions and economic challenges following the ouster of the Russia-backed President. Parliament speaker Oleksandr Turchinov, who was named Ukraine’s interim leader after President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital, said that a new Government should be in place...

Thai Army chief asks parties to engage in talks

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | PTI | Bangkok

Thailand’s powerful Army chief on Tuesday asked all warring parties to hold talks after last week’s violence which claimed four lives, even as a blast near the main anti-government rally site injured two persons. In a rare television address on military-run Channel 5, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha asserted that the Army had...

187 Hindu Indian pilgrims arrive in Pak for ‘Shivratri’

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | PTI | Lahore

A total of 187 Hindu pilgrims from India arrived in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Tuesday to participate in festivities marking Shivratri at the famous Katasraj temple. The festivities at the sixth-century Katasraj Mandir in Chakwal district, 250 km from Lahore, will begin on Thursday. Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board...

‘Operations, dialogue process to go hand in hand: Pak Govt’

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | PTI | Islamabad

The Pakistan Government on Tuesday decided to continue targeted operations against militants alongside efforts to restart a dialogue with the Taliban as part of steps to establish the State’s writ at all costs, according to media reports. A meeting of the federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought an...

43 killed in Nigeria in suspected Boko Haram school attack

Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | AFP | Kano (Nigeria)

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people on Tuesday when they attacked secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria’s troubled northeast. The raid at 2.00 am (0630 IST) targeted the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe State and...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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