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10 December, 2018 8:14 AM Important for Indian govt to heed RBI's message on financial stability, says IMF Chief Economist

The Indian government must heed the RBI's message on financial stability, IMF's Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld has said, amidst reports of friction between the central bank and the finance ministry over several issues, including how much capital the apex bank needs. Addressing a group of journalists here on Sunday, he also said the International Monetary 33

4 December, 2018 7:44 AM Special Courts To Try Criminal Cases Against Politicians In Bihar, Kerala

The cases that are already with special courts should be sent back to the district courts in Kerala and Bihar, the Supreme Court said Special courts will be set up in all districts in Bihar and Kerala to try pending criminal cases against legislators and parliamentarians, the Supreme Court said today. These courts will try both former and current leaders 43

26 November, 2018 2:41 PM Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decrees martial law for 60 days, parliament has to approve

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday to introduce martial law for 60 days, a statement on his website said, though it needs parliamentary approval to come into force. The decision came a day after Russia fired at and captured three Ukrainian vessels, triggering a sharp escalation in tensions between the two countries 78

26 November, 2018 5:29 AM To Win In Mizoram, Parties Look For Support From Civil Society Groups

Mizoram assembly elections: The importance of civil society groups in Mizoram is such that a sizeable number of the state population are members of one group or another Civil society groups in Mizoram are in focus ahead of the assembly elections in the north-east state on Wednesday. All the major political parties including the BJP and the Congress want a favourable 77

26 November, 2018 3:29 AM This Candidate Is Polishing Shoes To Please Voters In Madhya Pradesh

Ahead of the assembly elections in the state, politicians from all different political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. Sharad Singh Kumar, of Rashtriya Aamjan Party contesting on the election symbol of a shoe has garnered attention owing to his unique style of campaigning. Mr Singh is polishing shoes of people ahead of Madhya 75

20 November, 2018 8:01 AM And the Word of the Year 2018 is..

And the runners' up were Big Dick Energy, Gaslighting, Techlash, Gammon, Incel, Cakeism, Overtourism and Orbiting.  The Word of the Year 2018, according to Oxford English Dictionary (OED), is toxic. Defined as ‘poisonous', the adjective 'toxic' reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the year that went by, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural 91

16 November, 2018 11:21 AM Accept EU deal or face 'economic disaster', French minister warns Brexiters

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said that Brexit advocates must choose between accepting the deal negotiated by London and Brussels for leaving the EU or risk "economic disaster". "The choice now faced by British political leaders who have advocated Brexit is to renounce their absurd political promise or face economic disaster, with the British 81

10 November, 2018 3:25 AM "Need Gun Control, Not Prayers": Mother Of California Bar Shooting Victim

In a video clip that has gone viral on the internet, a distraught Susan Schmidt-Orfanos rejected the habitual calls by politicians for "thoughts and prayers". The mother of a young man who survived last year's gun massacre in Las Vegas only to be killed by another gunman in a California bar this week has made an impassioned plea for gun control. In a video 121

9 November, 2018 12:40 PM Lawyer Seeks Asylum For Asia Bibi, Family In Netherlands

Saif-ul-Malook said he had already spoken with Dutch politicians and ministers, although he was yet to make an official asylum request. Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi's lawyer on Friday said he was seeking asylum for his client and her family in The Netherlands amid violent protests in Pakistan by radical Islamists against her acquittal in a blasphemy 152

4 November, 2018 5:02 PM Building Mosque Near Ram Temple Could Make Hindus Intolerant: Uma Bharti

Union minister Uma Bharti on Sunday said while Hindus were the "most tolerant" people in the world, any talk of constructing a mosque on the periphery of a Ram temple in Ayodhya could make them "intolerant". The minister also invited Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to lay the foundation stone of the temple in Ayodhya with her, saying he would "atone for the sins" 79