March 13, 2018


in regional transit projects, especially the transport corridor from the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea. India’s Ambassador to Armenia Yogeshwar Sangwan at a meeting held at the Iranian embassy in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Monday said that Indian businesses are keen on investing in Armenia and discussed trilateral cooperation with Iran and Armenia. The transport corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) is an international transport programme involving the European Union and

US and European arms sales to ME soar amid conflict

Arms imports by Middle Eastern states have more than doubled over the past decade, with the US and European countries the main suppliers of weapons to the region, an Euronews report has said.This is one of the main conclusions of the latest report by SIPRI — the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The independent think-tank dedicated to arms control and disarmament says the volume of international major weapons shipments rose


Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan took ill while shooting for his upcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, trade sources said on Tuesday. A team of doctors was rushed to the set of the film in Jodhpur in Rajasthan after the megastar complained of ‘general uneasiness’. Bachchan is in Jodhpur to wrap up his part in Yashraj films’ project co-starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Sheikh.Directed by ‘Dhoom 3’ director Vijay


All eyes are on tomorrow’s counting of votes for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls, where polling was held on March 11. The bypolls were necessitated after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated the Gorakhpur and Phulpur seats respectively, following their election to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council in September last year. The BJP has fielded Kaushalendra Singh Patel from Phulpur


After embarrassing moments over controversial remarks made by new entrant Naresh Agrawal on actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan, the BJP leaders have sounded clear disapproval of the manner the former Samajwadi Party leader conducted himself within minutes of joining the BJP. “Yeh jo hua, galat hua (What has happened is wrong),” Rupa Ganguly, BJP MP in Rajya Sabha and also an actress-turned-politician, told reporters here on Tuesday. She said “artists” ought to


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Keriwal on Tuesday held an all-party meeting here to find a solution to the issues raised during the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital. Apart from senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders including Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh and Gopal Rai, the meeting was also attended by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken and his party colleague Arvinder Singh Lovely. However, leaders from the

11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

At least 11 people were killed and 13 others injured, when a bus they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in Almora district of Uttarakhand on Tuesday. The injured were rushed to Ramnagar hospital, where condition of few was stated to be critical. The bus , en route to Ramnagar from Bhatraunjkhan, plunged into the gorge in Totam, police said. Uttarakhand Parivartan Party vice-president Prabhat Dhyani, who was present

Finance Bill: BJP's three-line whip to party MPs

Conscious that it needs to get its act together and carry out key legislative business including approval of the Finance Bill despite din in Parliament, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday issued a three-line whip to all its members to be present in Lok Sabha during the next three days. “We have included all important issues in list of business. We have also issued a three-line whip to all


At least eight Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and several others injured in a major Naxalite ambush in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-affected Sukma district, about 450 km from here, on Tuesday. The Naxals triggered a powerful landmine blast targetting an anti-landmine vehicle which was carrying about 11 personnel of the 212th battalion of CRPF camping at Pallodi, Special Director General (Naxal Operation) DM Awasthi said. The anti-landmine vehcile was blown


India’s focus on curative, promotive and preventive ways of healthcare including Ayurveda and Yoga have been recognized around the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and announced that the country would work towards ending Tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals health targets. Speaking at the Delhi End TB Summit here, the Prime Minister said India has set the goal of eradicating Tuberculosis by