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Crisis in Goa as three BJP MLAs quit
PANAJI, JAN. 29. In a day of swift political developments, three MLAs from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party put in their papers, reducing itto a minority in the 40-member Assembly. Three Ministers belonging to regional parties also withdrew ...
J&K civic polls: ruling coalition sweeps first phase
BARAMULLA/ HANDWARA, JAN. 29. The ruling coalition of the Congress and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir today swept the first phase of the civic elections in Baramulla and Kupwara districts. They won a clear majority in ...
Venkaiah Naidu's helicopter makes emergency landing
PATNA, JAN. 29. The helicopter in which the former Bharatiya Janata Party chief, M. Venkaiah Naidu, was travelling made an emergency landing today in the remote, naxal-infested Pararia village under the Barachatti police station of Gaya district. ...
Serena is back
MELBOURNE, JAN. 29. She was in the seventh heaven. But, looking at her on her newest summit, you wouldn't have thought she was in such exalted territory. Serena Williams has never particularly been enamoured of the view from the top. Her ...
FIR against Lalu
RANCHI, JAN. 29. An FIR was filed today at the Garwah police station in Jharkhand against the RJD chief, Lalu Prasad, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct for elections. The District Superintendent of Police, Nandu Pasad, said the ...
PORT BLAIR, JAN. 29. A series of moderate intensity aftershocks rattled the Andaman and Nicobar islands and Sumatra today, more than a month after the region was devastated by the tsunami. There was no immediate information of any casualties or ...
Maoists abduct 400 traders
KATHMANDU, JAN. 29. Maoists have abducted 400 local businessmen in Doti district in far-western Nepal, according to news reports here. The rebels forcibly took the businessmen to an unidentified location on Friday, Annapurna Post, a daily ...
Blasts in Iraq on eve of polls
BAGHDAD, JAN. 29. A suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body in front of a police station in a Kurdish town near the Iranian border, killing eight persons. This comes on the eve of Iraq's crucial national election. Militants ...
Notifications for Bihar, Jharkhand polls
NEW DELHI, JAN.29. Notifications were issued today for the third and final phase of next month's crucial Assembly polls in Bihar and Jharkhand. This sets the stage for the filing of nominations for 93 constituencies in Bihar and 28 seats in ...
Rs. 58 lakhs for "Gajagamini"
MUMBAI, JAN. 29. M. F. Hussain's "Gajagamini" fetched Rs. 58 lakhs, as the Mumbai police raised Rs. 1.82 crores from an auction of paintings to raise money for the police welfare fund here today. However, his creation "Madhuri with H," would be ...
Pak. detains 43 Indian fishermen
KARACHI, JAN. 29. Pakistan's coast guard arrested 43 Indian fishermen and seized their seven boats for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters in the Arabian Sea. They were held on Friday about 100 km southeast of Karachi. ...
Daily office attacked in Karachi
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 29. Unidentified armed men in Karachi attacked the office of the Jang group on Friday night.