Somnath Bharti surrenders before police after Supreme Court order

Hours after the Supreme Court asked Somnath Bharti to surrender, the AAP leader arrived at Dwarka Police Station late today evening.
Speaking to reporters outside the police station, Somnath said that he was merely availing the legal remedies offered by the Constitution of India and was not…


KSA rubbishes Iran criticism of stampede

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia firmly rejected Iran’s criticism of its handling of the Haj pilgrimage Saturday after Tehran demanded an inquiry into the Mina stampede.
“I believe the Iranians should know better than to play politics with a tragedy that has befallen people who were performing their most …

Ready to work with Iran, Russia to end Syria war: Obama

Barack Obama said “I am confident that U.S. Congress will eventually lift embargo on Cuba.

The United States is willing to work with Iran and Russia to try to end the Syrian conflict, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday but insisted there could not be a return to the status quo…


Mumbai meat ban: The politics behind the city’s veg vs non-veg divide

In her nine-yard orange sari, hands on hips, Navina Gholap strikes a combative pose. Then, the “chairman” of the 81-year-old Lalbaug fish Mumbai market, talks. “My great-grandfather did business here, so did my father, my mother and now me. We are Kolis and the fish market is much older than an…


Greece election: Voting begins in tight race

Voting has begun in Greece’s general election, with opinion polls indicating a tight race between the left-wing incumbent Syriza party and the conservative New Democracy.
The snap election, Greece’s fifth in six years, was called after Syriza lost its parliamentary majority in…


30 feared dead in gas cylinder explosion at restaurant in Madhya Pradesh

Jhabua: At least 30 people were feared dead and as many injured when a cooking gas cylinder exploded at a restaurant in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, police said.
The blast took place around 8.30 am in a building housing the restaurant situated in Petlawad town, about 60 kms…


2.5m Syrians hosted by KSA since uprising

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has hosted around 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in that country in 2011, the Foreign Ministry has said.
In a statement issued to SPA, the ministry said the Syrians have been leading a decent and normal life in the Kingdom like other expatriates. “The …