Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Hollywood star and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger exchanged tweets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ahead of a business meeting here in the Russian capital.
BANGALORE - Karnataka legislative assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah Monday disqualified 16 rebel legislators, including 11 of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and five independents, hours before the trust-vote.
Remarks by the President and the Vice President at a DNC “Moving America Forward” Rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON - Ahead of President Barack Obama’s November visit to India, the two sides are talking about easing Washington’s curbs on export of high tech items and removing certain Indian units from the US entities list.
BANGALORE - On the eve of Karnataka’s 29-month-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government’s trust vote, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah were embroiled in a war of words through letters Sunday on the disqualification of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rebels.
BURDWAN - West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said the opposition Trinamool Congress is creating obstacles in the path of the state’s development but his party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), would not let it succeed.
ISLAMABAD - The supply of oil and other logistics for NATO troops in Afghanistan resumed Sunday from Torkham border in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a 10-day break.
ISLAMABAD - Former president Pervez Musharraf has undermined Pakistan’s sovereignty, a Baloch nationalist leader has said, offering Rs.1 billion ($11.6 million) to anyone who kills the former army chief.
Nepal looking to India to resolve impasse? (Capital Buzz)NEW DELHI - At the instance of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has begun discussions at various levels to see what role India can play in ending the political impasse in neighbouring Nepal that has always been wary of the ‘India factor’ in its national life.
ISLAMABAD - Former president Pervez Musharraf has undermined Pakistan’s sovereignty, a Baloch nationalist leader has said, offering Rs.1 billion ($1.1 million) to anyone who kills the former army chief.
HYDERABAD - The steering committee of Telangana Praja Front (TPF), floated by Maoist sympathiser Gaddar to fight for separate statehood to Telangana, will meet Oct 14 to chalk out its future course of action.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, has said that his government would continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Kashmir, in their struggle for self-determination.
PATNA - The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) troubles are far from over in election-bound Bihar. A day after state unit president C.P. Thakur withdrew his resignation, angry supporters of a candidate denied party ticket staged protests here Sunday.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Sunday reopened a key border crossing for supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan after a week-long halt at Torkham, a government official said.
KATHMANDU - While Nepal celebrated its biggest religious festival Dashain - symbolising the victory of good over evil - the nation ironically remained gripped by instability and pessimism as the warring political parties failed to elect a new prime minister even after the 12th round of voting Sunday. A 13th round was announced for Oct 26.
PATNA - The knives are out. As the Bihar elections approach, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad are launching fierce attacks on each other at every poll rally.
YANGON - Myanmar authorities will release 11,000 prisoners before the Nov 7 general election but it was unclear whether any political prisoners would be among them, reports said Sunday.
PATNA - Not too many Indian politicians boast of such assets. Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi is the proud owner of 62 cows and 42 calves worth Rs.17.8 lakh (over $40,000) - and has declared so ahead of the assembly elections.
SEOUL - The son and apparent successor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il made a high-profile debut Sunday at a massive military parade through the streets of Pyongyang.