Assembly in suspended animation helps horse trading: former CM Omar

Assembly in suspended animation  helps horse trading: former CM Omar

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his demand for dissolving the state assembly stems from the fact that the state of suspended animation it presently in helps in horse trading.   No major political party staked claim to government formation after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government collapsed […]

Gov’s rule not to affect anti terror operations: Army chief

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): The imposition of governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect anti-terror operations, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday and noted that there was no political interference.   “We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But we saw what happened. The terrorists continued with their actions,” General […]

Ambedkar hints at Cong-NCP alliance

Ambedkar hints at Cong-NCP alliance

Pune, June 20 (IANS): Hinting at a tie-up with the Congress-NCP, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday said his party will set up an umbrella organization of all deprived sections of society to defeat the BJP in the 2019 general and Maharashtra electionsand urged and “all progressive and like-minded opposition parties” to […]

Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients.   A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, […]

India, Luxembourg review bilateral ties

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): India and Luxembourg on Wednesday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and discussed ways to enhance trade between the two countries during the course of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to that west European nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.   According to a statement issued […]

Taj group acquires Lutyen’s Delhi hotel in NDMC auction

Taj group acquires Lutyen’s Delhi hotel in NDMC auction

New Delhi, June 20 (PTI): The Connaught, a premium hotel in Lutyen’s Delhi, was successfully acquired by Tata’s Indian Hotel Company Limited (IHCL) in an e-auction conducted by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today.   “The successful bidder is the Taj group which will pay 31.80 per cent of the Gross Turn Over (GOT) or […]

Hungary passes ‘STOP Soros’ laws, defying EU and rights groups

Hungary passes ‘STOP Soros’ laws, defying EU and rights groups

Migrants walk along Hungary’s border fence on the Serbian side of the border near Morahalom, Hungary. (REUTERS File Photo)   BUDAPEST, June 20 (Reuters): Hungary’s parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups and narrowing the scope for action […]

India’s Chief Economic Advisor Subramanian quits

India’s Chief Economic Advisor Subramanian quits

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, who succeeded the high-profile Raghuram Rajan in the Finance Ministry in 2014, has quit the government with plans to go back to the US for research and writing.   The news about Subramanian leaving the Finance Ministry was broken by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who […]

Exclusive: Pope says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk

Exclusive: Pope says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican on June 20. (REUTERS Photo)   VATICAN CITY, June 20 (Reuters): Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing’s communist government. […]