India

China pledges $60 bn to Africa, waives debt for certain countries


Beijing, Sep 3: China on Monday pledged $60 billion of financial assistance to Africa and announced it would waive the debt for certain countries in the continent amid the mounting criticism and suspicion about Beijing's debt diplomacy.The announcement was made by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the triennial China-Africa summit that kicked...

Goa Congress demands ban on Sanatan Sanstha


Panaji, Sep 3: The Congress on Thursday demanded a ban on the Goa-based Sanatan Sanstha, some of whose members have been arrested for allegedly killing and plotting violence against rationalists and writers.Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said: We have demanded this earlier and we are demanding it again. An organisation which kills...

CBI probe needed in organ transplant scam: PMK


Chennai, Sep 3: Former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss on Monday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the organ transplant scam in Tamil Nadu.In a statement here, Ramadoss citing a news report said that at a time when several Indian patients were waiting for organ...

3 found dead as missing chopper found crashed in Siberia


Moscow, Sep 3: The debris of a missing helicopter was found along with the bodies of all three people on-board in a forest in Siberia, Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.Rescuers have reached the site of the crash and found the debris of the Mi-8 as well as three bodies, Xinhua news...

33 Africans drown in Yemen


Sana'a (Yemen), Sep 3: At least 33 African migrants drowned off the Yemeni coast of Shabwa after smugglers operating the boat forced the passengers into the sea, the country spokesman of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.The 33 migrants were part of 360 African refugees and migrants overcrowded on-board two small...

Congress wins majority in Karnataka civic polls


Bengaluru, Sep 3: Karnataka's ruling coalition partner the Congress won majority of the seats across 10 of 22 districts during vote count for 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on Monday, the State Election Commission (SEC) said.In the civic body polls held on August 31, the Congress has won 982 seats out of...

BJP MLA’s son threatens to shoot Jyotiraditya Scindia


Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 3: BJP MLA Uma Devi Khatik's son Princedeep Lalchand Khatik, in a social media post on Monday, threatened to shoot Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.Lalchand Khatik wrote in a Facebook post: Jyotiraditya Scindia, you have Jiwajirao's blood running in your veins, who killed Jhansi ki Rani. If you step...

Kerala requires Rs 30K cr for rebuilding: Minister


Alappuzha (Kerala) Sep 3: Flood -battered Kerala needs Rs 30,000 crore to rebuild, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said on Monday.We require Rs 20,000 for capital expenditure and Rs 10,000 for revenue expenditure, Isaac told IANS, adding it would be raised through various means, including cash and kind. The capital expenditure would go into...

No understanding with Trinamool or BJP: Bengal Congress chief


Kolkata, Sep 3: West Bengal Congress President Adhir Chowdhury on Monday said his party has no political understanding either with the state ruling party Trinamool Congress or BJP.Accusing a section of media of spreading rumours against his party to confuse people, Chowdhury said Congress will keep fighting against the Trinamool and BJP...