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31 December, 2018 4:12 AM Brexit sends Britons seeking Irish passports up 22% in 2018

The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by 22 percent in 2018, Ireland's foreign office said on Monday, more than doubling the total of annual applications since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Almost 100,000 eligible Britons sought to hang onto their EU citizenship via a passport from their nearest neighbour this year, up from 81,000 last year and 46,000 in 2015, the year before 55

31 December, 2018 4:08 AM Bangladesh cricket Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza shines on 'political pitch'

Dhaka: As the counting of votes for Bangladesh election concluded, cricketer and ODI Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza emerged victorious from Narail 2 constituency on an Awami League ticket on Monday. Mashrafe bagged 274,418 votes as against his nearest opponent who could manage barely 8,006 votes. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cruised to victory for a third 234

29 December, 2018 3:35 AM How is a budget passed in Parliament?

Moneycontrol tells you what happens once the Budget is tabled. Last week, we analysed the structure of the Budget speech given by finance ministers. This week, we decode the Parliament's process of passing the budget. The next Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, 2019. This will be an interim budget, or vote-on-account 123

28 December, 2018 7:47 PM DMK Files Complaint Against Fake Twitter Account In MK Stalin's Name

DMK's organising secretary RS Bharathi provided screen-shots of the fake account in the police complaint. The DMK Friday lodged a police complaint seeking action against those behind a fake Twitter account in the name of its chief MK Stalin and for posting objectionable comments aimed at defaming him. The fake account, similar to the genuine handle of Mr Stalin 144

27 December, 2018 5:30 PM Arvind Kejriwal Seeks Votes For Raghav Chadha For South Delhi Seat

Arvind Kejriwal also promised houses to the people in the Rajokari area of the constituency as he asked them to vote for the AAP national spokesperson. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought votes for party's South Delhi Lok Sabha seat in-charge Raghav Chadha, even as the party is yet to announce its candidates in Delhi for the 2019 general 144

27 December, 2018 11:43 AM Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal after Trump visit

Iraqi lawmakers are seizing on President Donald Trump's surprise visit to demand US forces leave the country. Politicians from both sides of Iraq's political divide are calling on parliament to vote to expel US troops. Approximately 5,000 US troops are stationed in Iraq as part of the coalition against the Islamic State group. Foreign influence has become 150

26 December, 2018 9:56 AM Didn't shove stick in his mouth: BJP leader denies attacking specially-abled man

Facing backlash after a video of him purportedly hitting a specially-abled man became viral on social media, BJP leader Mohd. Miya has denied charges that he had used a stick to attack. New Delhi: Facing backlash after a video of him purportedly hitting a specially-abled man became viral on social media, BJP leader Mohd. Miya has denied charges that he had used a stick 187

22 December, 2018 12:53 PM BJP Trying To Confuse, Incite People For Electoral Gains: Akhilesh Yadav

In a statement, Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of trying to strengthen its vote bank by creating caste unrest and inciting communal passions. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to confuse and incite people for narrow electoral gains. In a statement released in Lucknow, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister accused 162

22 December, 2018 10:07 AM No resignation sought: Manish Sisodia refutes Alka Lamba's claim, dismisses it as rumours

He further clarified AAP does not support that Bharat Ratna should be taken back from former PM Rajiv Gandhi. NEW DELHI: No resignation has been sought from Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba, said Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday. His comments came a day after Lamba said that she will tender her resignation as "demanded" by Delhi 94

20 December, 2018 4:06 AM BJP leads in all 5 Mayor posts in Haryana Municipal Corporation elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday established an early lead in Mayoral race across five Haryana Municipal Corporation – Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Hisar. The voting in all these five corporations are currently underway.  ROHTAK: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday established an early lead in Mayoral race across five Haryana 92