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12 October, 2017 8:43 AM In Catalonia, 2 intractable sides battle for hearts and minds: Margaret Evans

Even unionists blame the Spanish government for worsening the crisis over independence vote "The nationalists are the problem," the man wrapped in a Spanish flag said with no hint of irony. "You have to tell the truth about what's happening here!" He had just marched through the centre of Barcelona on Sunday along with hundreds of thousands of other 65

10 October, 2017 7:10 PM Catalan leader steps back from declaring immediate independence

BARCELONA: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said today he had accepted the "mandate of the people" for his region's independence from Spain but suspended the declaration to allow more time for talks with Madrid. In a speech to regional lawmakers in Barcelona, Puigdemont stopped short of declaring an outright split but left the door to secession open, leaving 33

9 October, 2017 2:24 AM Salah sends Egypt to World Cup for first time since 1990

Mohamed Salah scored from a penalty kick deep into injury time to send Egypt to the World Cup and end a near 30-year wait for Africa’s most successful team. Salah scored both Egypt’s goals in a 2-1 home win over Republic of Congo in the penultimate round of qualifiers in Africa on Sunday. Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 and Salah’s 33

6 October, 2017 6:40 PM Pawan hits back at TDP leaders

Actor and Jana Sena Party (JSP) president Pawan Kalyan on Friday stated that he was ‘happy’ that Labour Minister Pithani Satyanarayana did not know who he was. He was reacting to the Minister’s observation that the JSP had so far not done anything significant and that, as of now, the YSR Congress was the main opposition. Mr. Satyanarayana told the media 28

6 October, 2017 3:03 AM Darjeeling unrest: Mob chases West Bengal BJP chief, beats up party workers

An angry Ghosh claimed that 'goons were deployed' to disturb the meeting A day after the Jana Andolan Party activists protested against his visit in Kalimpong, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was on Thursday heckled, his party workers were roughed up and his meeting had to be aborted midway in hill town Darjeeling. An angry Ghosh claimed that "goons 61

6 October, 2017 12:30 AM Darjeeling mob chases BJP state president, thrashes colleagues

DARJEELING: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh was pushed around on Darjeeling's streets on Thursday, with his party colleagues being thrashed in his presence, after being forced to call off a Bijaya Sammilani meeting inside an auditorium as black flag-wielding protesters descended on the small BJP delegation he was heading and chased it around town. Thursday's 45

3 October, 2017 8:34 AM Amit Shah flags off Janaraksha Yatra in Kerala

U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath will join the yatra on October 4. Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah flaged off the Janaraksha Yatra being led by the party’s State president Kummanam Rajashekhharan at Payyannur on Tuesday. The padayatra is being held as part of the BJP’s campaign to mobilise public outrage against what they term “Marxist-Jihadi” violence 6

2 October, 2017 9:29 AM Pakistan a country of cowards: Jammu and Kashmir CM Nirmal Singh

Srinagar: Angered with the repeated ceasefire violation incidents, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said Pakistan is a country of cowards. Hitting out at Pakistan, Singh said, "On one side they (Pakistan) show white flags and on the other hand target civilians." A 10-year-old boy and a girl were killed and five other civilians 15

30 September, 2017 6:13 PM Spanish police move to enforce ban on Catalan independence referendum

BARCELONA: Spanish police monitored schools earmarked as polling stations and occupied the Catalan government`s communications hub on Saturday in an effort to prevent a banned independence referendum which has divided Spain. Hundreds of supporters of the referendum spent the night in schools with their children and say they plan to remain there until 24

29 September, 2017 5:35 PM Catalan independence make Barca's La Liga future 'unknown'

Barcelona's future in the case of an independent Catalonia is the "great unknown," according to the region's minster of sport, who even suggested they could attempt to take up residency in the English, French or Italian top-flights. Catalonia intends to press ahead with a referendum on independence on Sunday, despite strong opposition from the Spanish 34