Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) It would be a nostalgic hour for President Pranab Mukherjee when he walks into Vidyanagar College near here Sunday.
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The government of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has allocated Rs.60 million to provide free angiography and angioplasty services to people afflicted with heart ailments. Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti approved the plan to give free services to heart patients, the Dawn reported
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily Saturday ruled out the possibility of government rolling back the decision allowing Oil marketing Companies (OMCs) to revise diesel prices from time to time
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) As many as 1,152 people have been arrested in China for their alleged involvement in telecom scams and for illegally disclosing and trading in people's personal data, the government said.
Colombo, Jan 19 (IANS) Three top US officials will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives next week amidst concerns of a breakdown in democracy in both countries, the US embassy here said Saturday. The US embassy to Sri Lanka and the Maldives said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State James Moore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Vikram Singh and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Jane Zimmerman will travel to the two island nations Jan 26-Feb 1, Xinhua reported.
Pitching in Rahul Gandhi for Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha Polls, Jitin Prasad, the Junior minister for Human Resource Development, along with other Congress leaders have said that Rahul Gandhi should be elevated
Jaipur, Jan 19 (ANI): On the second day of the Congress's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur today, voices pitching for Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate for 2014 general elections grew louder and clear. Party insiders and confidants say Gandhi is looking beyond the government's present troubles, and his strategy of building support from the ground guarantees a long-term future for Congress and, by extension, for himself.
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The five BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have indentified seven areas of tax policy and tax administration for cooperation. A joint communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting of the BRICS heads of revenue departments said the cooperation would cover areas such as developing international standards on international taxation and transfer pricing keeping in view the aspiration of developing countries, especially the BRICS countries
Melbourne, Jan 19 (IANS) Serena Williams reached the fourth round at the Australian Open here Saturday after thrashing Japanese Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-3 at the Melbourne Park. Williams showed no discomfort from the right ankle injury she sustained in the first round and stayed on track for a third consecutive Grand Slam title. The tournament-favorite won last year's Wimbledon and US Open titles, reports Xinhua
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The shocking report of eminent photo-journalist and Antara Mali's father Jagdish roaming disoriented and dishevelled on the streets of Mumbai has sent shockwaves across the film industry. However, people close to him are now planning to take legal action against model Mink Brar for spreading wrong information. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, a close friend of the Malis, says he is shocked at the length people go to gain publicity