Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

Explosions in Afghan capital Kabul kill six during new year festival

A man stands near the debris at one of the explosion sites in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 21. (REUTERS Photo) KABUL, March 21 (Reuters): Several explosions in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday killed six people and wounded 23 in an attack during celebrations to mark the Persian new year, government spokesmen said. The […]

Brazil’s ex-President Temer arrested, threatening fiscal reform

Brazil’s ex-President Temer arrested, threatening fiscal reform

Former Brazil’s President Michel Temer arrives for a breakfast with foreign media at Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on December 6, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, March 21 (Reuters): Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, […]

Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he arrive at Joint Base Andrews, after a trip to Ohio, in Maryland, US on March 20. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 […]

Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah in fray from Gandhinagar

Modi stays with Varanasi,  Shah in fray from Gandhinagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (IANS File Photo) New Delhi, March 21 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight to retain his Varanasi seat while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. The Gandhinagar seat is currently held by veteran Bharatiya Janata […]

Cong slams Modi govt over jobs, says people will rise up, defeat BJP

New Delhi, March 21 (PTI): The Congress Thursday alleged that 3.2 crore casual labourers lost their employment under the Modi government and said the people of India will rise up and defeat the BJP for this “treachery”. The Congress’ attack on the government came after an English daily cited a National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) […]

US remains concerned about India-Pak tensions: official

US remains concerned about India-Pak tensions: official

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu. (REUTERS File Photo) Washington, March 21 (Reuters): The United States remains concerned about India-Pakistan tensions as the nuclear-armed countries’ militaries remain on alert nearly three weeks after their most dangerous confrontation in decades, a senior […]

Conspirator in US guilty in India-based tech support scam

New York, March 21 (IANS): A $3 million India-based tech support scam that defrauded hundreds of Americans and dented India’s reputation has been busted with a conspirator in the scheme admitting his role in court, according to US officials. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said on Wednesday that Bishap Mittal, 24, admitted his guilt in […]

Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS): Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday. The list was released in Delhi on Thursday evening by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader J.P. Nadda. Out of Kerala’s […]

India: News in brief

Senior Punjab CPI-M leader Balwant Singh dies Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS): Former MLA and ex-state CPI-M Secretary Balwant Singh (82) passed away on Thursday at his residence here after a brief illness. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed grief over the demise of the veteran CPI-M leader. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister described […]

Resolve boundary issue along with lndo-Naga settlement: UNTABA appeals

Dimapur, March 21 (MExN): The United Naga Tribes Association of Border Areas (UNTABA) today said that boundary issue was of utmost importance in the impending lndo-Naga political settlement and appealed the NSCN (IM) to specifically mention the same for settlement. The boundary issue between Assam and Nagaland should be “specifically mentioned for settlement based on […]

KVK Kohima holds training on bee keeping at Phesama

KVK Kohima holds training on bee keeping at Phesama

KVK officials, resource persons and trainees at the 6 day training programme on bee keeping which was held from March 15 at Phesama Village Kohima. Kohima, March 21 (MExN): Office of the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Kohima in collaboration with the State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Nagaland and National Institute of Agricultural […]

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