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All-party delegation has mammoth task after losing credibility: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday met the all-party delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar and said such efforts have lost credibility as there has hardly been any follow-up after similar visits in the past. During his hour-long interaction with the delegation, Omar recalled the previous all-party delegation visits since 1990 to Kashmir Read More

LIVE! Obama predicts voters will say ‘no’ to Trump in November

 Obama predicts voters will say ‘no’ to Trump in November: US President Barack Obama said that American voters will say ‘no’ to Donald Trump in the November election. Trump has embraced a hard-line policy against illegal immigration but has said he favours the legal entry of immigrants with job skills needed in US industry. Still, Obama blasted the Republican presidential Read More

Over 200 injured in clashes as MPs’ team visits Kashmir

More than 200 people were injured in clashes between stone pelters and security forces in Kashmir on Sunday, on a day an all-party parliamentary delegation was in Srinagar to assess the ground situation in the valley where normal life remained paralysed for 58th consecutive day. There was no curfew in the valley except some areas of Srinagar falling under the Read More

Separatists snub members of all-party delegation who went to visit them

Adopting a tough stance, separatists on Sunday rebuffed attempts by five opposition MPs to talk to them even as an all-party parliamentary delegation explored ways to end the 56-day-old unrest by holding discussions with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and some other mainstream leaders. During the first day of its visit, the delegation met about 200 members in about 30 delegations Read More

Rajan: The ‘rockstar’ central banker who rocked too many boats

ecially in the ruling regime, which ultimately prevailed in ensuring that he returns earlier to the “realm of ideas” at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Experts say his biggest legacy would be steering the economy out of what seemed like a never-ending crisis – with a bleeding rupee, unsustainably high CAD and precarious external position – and Read More

Mother Teresa is now Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Hundreds of Missionaries of Charity sisters in their trademark blue-trimmed saris had front-row seats at the Mass, alongside 1,500 homeless people and 13 heads of state or government, including Queen Sofia of Spain. Pope Francis, bestowing sainthood said, “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Kolkata to be a Saint and we enroll Read More

LIVE! A toy train ride to honour Mother Teresa

15:43  Jesus Christ statue vandalised in Mumbai: A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalised by unknown persons in Mumbai’s Juhu Tara area on Sunday afternoon even as the world celebrated Mother Teresa’s canonisation. On Sunday, bestowing sainthood on Mother Teresa, Pope Francis said, “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Kolkata to be a Read More

‘Mother said her work was just a drop in the ocean’

A pencil-thin alley leads to the main entrance of Mother House, the 4-storeyed grey building with brown-shuttered windows. 54A AJC, Bose Road in central Kolkata — the worldwide headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa — radiates peace and a palpable sense of energy. On Sunday, September 3, St Peter’s Square in Vatican City will Read More

An agenda for Dr Urjit Patel

With the appointment of Dr Urjit Patel as the new RBI governor, I am happy that there is going to be a continuation. The Raghuram Rajan era is being taken forward and there is going to be continuity and also change. There will be continuity as nobody from outside is brought in. Of course, Raghuram Rajan is not Dr Urjit Read More

Bangladesh hangs top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh’s fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami leader and media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali was hanged on Saturday, the sixth Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. Ali was hanged in Kashimpur Central Jail on the outskirts of the capital. “He was hanged at 10.35 PM (local time),” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told PTI. His execution Read More