Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:32

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.


'352 km Mizoram NH to boost ties with Myanmar; provide new trade route'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:16

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Aiming to strengthen India's geo-strategic stand and transform the northeastern region into an economic powerhouse, the Centre has cleared a Rs 6,167 crore upgrade of a 352-km National Highway (NH) in Mizoram that will improve economic connectivity to Myanmar as also create an alternate trade route for mainland traders doing business in the northeast.


WhatsApp 'excited' about digital projects in India

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:04

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Day after the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on WhatsApp was spotted in the Google Play Beta Programme, a top WhatsApp executive says the mobile messaging app is excited about the government's digitisation drive and the future projects in the country.


Shah's Tamil Nadu visit postponed

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:44

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah's planned visit to Tamil Nadu from Tuesday has been deferred, a party leader said on Monday.


Taliban stone to death man in Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:40

Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Taliban militants have stoned to death a man on charges of having extra-marital relations with a woman in Afghanistan's Badakshan province, an official said on Monday.


Government going soft in terror cases: Owaisi

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:40

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday accused the Modi government of "going soft" on terror cases after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts.


Taliban overruns key district in Afghanistan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:30

Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Taliban militants on Monday overrun Kham Ab district in Afghanistan's Jawzjan province along the border with Turkmenistan, an official said.


AIADMK factions finally merge

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:28

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The two factions of the AIADMK on Monday merged, six months after they split following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.


Kamal Hassan takes jibe at AIADMK factions

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:10

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Hassan on Monday took a jibe at the coming together of the two AIADMK factions, saying it amounts to fooling the people.


TN CM, Panneerselvam reach AIADMK headquarters

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:08

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswamy and his predecessor O. Panneerselvam reached the AIADMK headquarters here on Monday, taking the most decisive step in the merger of the two factions of the party that split after J. Jayalalithaa died.


Wanted gangster arrested in Delhi

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:22

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A gangster wanted for the murder of a criminal in a city court earlier this year has been arrested here, police said on Monday.