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10 January, 2019 2:41 PM US Troop Withdrawal From Syria Will Happen, Says Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that a full US troop withdrawal from Syria announced by President Donald Trump last month will go ahead despite widespread criticism. The US top diplomat made his remarks while on a whistlestop tour of the Middle East to address the concerns of regional allies about the surprise pullout plan. "President Trump's 149

10 January, 2019 12:10 PM You pay, we won't: Mamata Banerjee's big no to PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat fund

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme was launched by PM Modi in September last year. Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday clearly said that her state will not contribute any fund for the Ayushman Bharat scheme. If the Centre wants to run the scheme it will have to pay the full amount. "My state will not contribute 152

10 January, 2019 10:56 AM Jio Effect: BSNL Launches Rs. 1,312 Recharge With 5GB Data, Unlimited Voice Calls for 365 Days

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched Rs. 1,312 recharge to offer its prepaid subscribers with a year-long validity along with unlimited voice calls and 5GB data benefits. The new recharge option is currently available in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana circles. It also includes 1,000 SMS messages for the entire 365-day validity. The Rs. 1,312 BSNL recharge 104

10 January, 2019 9:18 AM Gandhi-Pawar seat-sharing talks 'inconclusive': NCP leader

A seat-sharing talks between Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on January 9 remained inconclusive as there was no consensus on the eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, a senior NCP leader on January 10 said. According to the leader, who is privy to the talks, Congress general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge and senior NCP leader 111

10 January, 2019 6:59 AM Mexico Finds 20 Bodies, 17 Of Them Burned, Near US Border

Mexico's Tamaulipas has become one of the most violent states in Mexico, convulsed by gangs fighting to control drug trafficking, extortion rackets and the exploitation of migrants. Mexican authorities discovered 20 bodies on Wednesday, 17 of them burned, near the city of Nuevo Laredo, close to the U.S. border, a security official said. Five burned vehicles 142

10 January, 2019 2:45 AM Randeep Surjewala Congress' candidate for Jind bypoll

The Congress on Wednesday announced that its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be the party's candidate for the by-election to Haryana's Jind Assembly constituency. After a round of meetings, chaired by senior Congress leader K C Venugopal and attended by top party leaders from Haryana, Rahul Gandhi took a final call on the nominee. The Congress 116

10 January, 2019 2:38 AM Man Charged With Sending Dangerous Parcels To Embassies In Australia

Savas Avan appeared in a Melbourne court after being arrested at his home in rural Victoria state on Wednesday. An Australian man was charged Thursday with sending dozens of packages believed to contain asbestos to embassies and consulates around the country. Savas Avan appeared in a Melbourne court after being arrested at his home in rural Victoria 127

9 January, 2019 6:15 PM 10 per cent quota to poor in general category in central and State govt jobs: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that 10 per cent reservation to poor in the general category will be applicable to jobs in both central and state governments. Intervening in the debate on The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, he said the legislation gives powers to the states 78

9 January, 2019 4:00 PM LS polls: Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar meet over seat-sharing in Maharashtra

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on January 9 met NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and are learnt to have discussed the seat sharing arrangement between the two parties in Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha polls. The two parties are likely to contest almost an equal number of seat in the state. A few seats will also be given to some smaller parties that are part of the alliance 97

9 January, 2019 2:14 PM NMDC board approves Rs 1,000 crore buyback plan

The finance ministry on January 8 approved the miner's buyback plan. State-run iron ore producer NMDC on January 9, said its board has approved a Rs 1,000-crore share buyback plan. It will buy back 10.20 crore shares at Rs 98 apiece from shareholders, the company stated in a BSE filing. "...the board approves the buyback by the company of its fully paid-up 79