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South Sudan government ‘had enough’ of rebel leader – spokesman

By   /  June 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan’s information minister said Friday the country’s rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace. “We have had enough of Riek Machar,” said Michael Makuei, referring to the rebel chief. “As the people of South Sudan, not the president alone, but […]

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Government to review Air India divestment options

By   /  June 20, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it will review alternative options in place of the recently commenced process of inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for stake sale which has been called off. The development comes after no bids were received for the EOI. However, the government clearly stated that it […]

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  India  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Amid unending violence blamed mostly on militants, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against the militants will resume. […]

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Those ignoring elected government will never listen to common man: AAP Minister

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  India  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of not paying attention to Delhi’s elected government, Delhi cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said such a regime will never listen to the common man and dubbed the current situation an “undeclared Emergency”. “Those who are not listening to the elected Chief Minister will never listen to a […]

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In Gaza, unpaid government salaries dampen Eid joy

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  Gulf Countries  /  No Comments

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Hani Al-Laham sits down to a family dinner after a long day of fasting, but he has little to celebrate as the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches. Despite Laham having a monthly salary of 1,700 shekels ($475), tied to a job in the security services, the Palestinian […]

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Government has to trust the audience: Adil Hussain

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Life & Style  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Like many, actor Adil Hussain is all for the digital boom. He says that while there is a danger that some of the many shows and films online might be provocative, it does not mean a censor board should be set up for the digital space. He feels the government should […]

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High Court Gives A Shock To HCA President G Vivek Upholding Ombudsman Verdict

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Hyderabad  /  No Comments

Hyderabad, June 12 (NSS): Telangana state government’s advisor G Vivek received a shock from the High Court today. The High Court upheld the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Ombudsman’s verdict that Vivek was not eligible for HCA’s president post. The High Court Division Bench issued orders granting stay on the Single Bench verdict in regard to Vivek’s […]

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No increase in VAT on fuels since 2016: Delhi government

By   /  June 9, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Delhi government informed the state Assembly on Saturday that it has not increased the VAT on petrol and diesel since January 2016 dismissing allegations made by the opposition. “After January 19, 2016, there has been no increase in the VAT on petrol and diesel. However, on May 7, 2016, the […]

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Haryana government asks athletes to hand over earnings, draws flak

By   /  June 8, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Haryana government has shocked the national sports fraternity by issuing a notification asking sportspersons from the state to hand over one third of their earnings from professional events and endorsements to the Haryana Sports council. The notification, dated April 30, states that the money thus collected from sportspersons will be […]

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Yemen government calls for US cooperation to thwart formation of new Hezbollah

By   /  June 7, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

DUBAI: Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Yamani has called on the United States for cooperation to thwart any attempt of a new Hezbollah being formed in Yemen, which would threaten security and stability in the region. Al-Yamani said, during his meeting in Riyadh with the US Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller, that his government supports […]

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