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18 December, 2018 7:29 AM Sri Lanka Parliament to convene on Tuesday for first time after PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's reinstatement

Sri Lanka's Parliament is set to convene on Tuesday for the first time after the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister that ended the 51-day political standoff in the country, but he and President Maithripala Sirisena are yet to agree on Cabinet positions. Sirisena, whose controversial actions plunged the island nation into an unprecedented 90

18 December, 2018 6:47 AM US Eager To Work With Restored Sri Lankan Prime Minister

"Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and US looks forward to engage with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe to advance cooperation on common interest," US State Department said. The United States yesterday praised the restoration of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe -- controversially replaced by a former strongman in October -- and voiced 178

17 December, 2018 11:52 AM Kanpur Celebrates As Kamal Nath Sworn-In As Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister

Kamal Nath, the newly sworn-in chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, has a strong connection with Kanpur. And now that Kamal Nath, a "son of Kanpur", has become the Madhya Pradesh chief minister, the people of the industrial town in Uttar Pradesh are rejoicing. As soon as news of Congress' victory in Madhya Pradesh came up and the chances of Kamal Nath becoming 39

16 December, 2018 6:06 AM Nationwide campaign to raise awareness on Hinduism launched in the US

Titled "I am Hindu American", the campaign was launched by the US-based Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and includes a social-media campaign. Houston: A nationwide campaign has been launched in the US to raise awareness on the Hinduism and bring down the cases of bullying against the people following the religion. Titled "I am Hindu American", the campaign 256

15 December, 2018 3:21 AM Chris Christie pulls out of Trump's White House chief of staff race

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, considered one of President Donald Trump's top candidates for White House chief of staff, abruptly withdrew from consideration on December 14, saying now is not the right time for him to take the job. The decision leaves the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and US Trade Representative 141

15 December, 2018 12:28 AM Jammu And Kashmir Becomes First State To Bring Law Against "Sextortion"

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday approved the law. Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant. The State Administrative Council (SAC) 95

14 December, 2018 5:13 PM Khashoggi Killer Said In Audio: Turkey President

Jamal Khashoggi's killing has caused global outrage and has damaged international standing of the Saudi crown prince. One of the killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying "I know how to cut" on the audio of the killing Turkey shared with U.S. and European officials, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Erdogan also slammed Riyadh 116

14 December, 2018 3:45 PM Rahul crossed all limits of propriety, decency, probity in public life by almost condemning SC: BJP

Rahul and his mother Sonia Gandhi are themselves facing a trial on corruption charges, RS Prasad said, referring to the National Herald case against them. The BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of "almost condemning" the Supreme Court for dismissing the pleas challenging the Rafale fighter aircraft deal, and said the Congress president crossed all limits of propriety 93

14 December, 2018 8:50 AM Madras HC dismisses outfit's plea to stage black flag demo against CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The Madras High Court on December 14 dismissed a petition by Hindu Makkal Katchi seeking a direction to police to allow black flag demonstrations against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during his visit to the city on December 16. Vijayan is scheduled to participate in a function to unveil the statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the party 79

14 December, 2018 6:20 AM NIIT gains over 4% on allotment of shares to amalgamated companies

NIIT shares gained more than 4 percent on Friday after the board approved the allotment of shares to two amalgamated companies. The board approved the allotment of 2,53,66,521 equity shares to the shareholder of PIPL Management Consultancy and Investment Private Limited, and 2,59,15,838 shares to Global Consultancy and Investment Private Limited 111