Union Budget 2015: No big-ticket investments, but Jaitley’s ‘reformist’ outlook doesn’t disappoint

New Delhi: “India is over the days of incremental change and is waiting for a quantum jump,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at the beginning of his Budget speech on Saturday as he read out the government’s first, full economic document that is being seen as a major test for Prime Minister Na…


India’s Modi meets incoming Kashmir leader after deal

SRINAGAR: Narendra Modi and Kashmir’s incoming chief minister put the finishing touches Friday on a deal that will see the premier’s Hindu nationalists enter government in India’s only Muslim-majority state for the first time.
Modi and Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed…

Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Mr Nemtsov was shot on a bridge within sight of St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin
A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say.
An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the…


First Photo Of ‘Jihadi John’ As Adult Revealed

The first known photograph has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi – the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” – as an adult.
Showing him with a goatee beard and wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, the image is revealed in student records from his time at the…


5 held for allegedly leaking petroleum ministry papers on oil prices, exploration to business houses

New Delhi: Two Petroleum Ministry employees are among 5 persons arrested for allegedly leaking confidential government documents to private companies, Delhi Police on Thursday said. Sources said a clerical staff and a peon of the Petroleum Ministry were apprehended by the police.
They said…


Germany rejects Greek loan request

Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme.
The rejection came despite the European Commission calling the Greek request “positive” only minutes earlier.
Greece had sought a new six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of…


Hindu temple vandalised in US, hate speech painted on walls

Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation.
The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted “Get …