Bank unions to organise dharna in Delhi on March 21

New Delhi: The United Forum of Bank Unions today said it would organise a “massive” dharna in Delhi on March 21 in support of its demands. UFBU’s Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state units alleged that an orchestrated campaign has been unleashed against public sector bank employees and the banks after the PNB issue came to […]

Rahul Gandhi meets Singapore PM, wide range of topics discussed

Singapore: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today called on Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and met other senior leaders of the country. Gandhi is on a three-day trip to Singapore and Malaysia during which he will meet Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak, besides interacting with the Indian community, and business leaders. Gandhi met Prime Minister […]

Jaya Bachchan files nomination papers as SP candidate from Rajya Sabha

Mumbai: Bollywood actor and Samajwadi Party leader Jaya Bachchan today filed her nomination papers as SP candidate for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections from Uttar Pradesh. Accompained by party leaders Dimple Yadav, wife of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rajendra Chowdhury and Kironmay Nanda, besides businessman Subrata Roy Sahara, Jaya Bachchan, who turns 70 next month, […]

Rodrigo Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation, says UN official

Rodrigo Duterte needs psychiatric evaluation, says UN official

Geneva: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s slurs against UN human rights activists suggest he needs to see a psychiatrist, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a news conference on Friday. “These attacks cannot go unanswered, the UN Human Rights Council must take a position,” Zeid said, after Duterte’s government sought to get […]

Amid state emergency, communal riots, Sri Lankan president replaces PM

Amid state emergency, communal riots, Sri Lankan president replaces PM

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Thursday replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the law and order minister amidst fresh violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Kandy district despite imposition of nationwide emergency. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, a senior politician from Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) was sworn in this morning as […]

Florida passes Bill to restrict guns

Florida passes Bill to restrict guns

Miami: The US state of Florida, scene of America’s latest school shooting, has passed Bill that raises the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 while funding a programme that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed. The “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” which takes its name from February 14 […]

Trump agrees to meet North Korea’s Kim

Trump agrees to meet North Korea’s Kim

Washington: US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by May, a top South Korean official announced on Friday even as the White House said the two leaders would meet “at a place and time to be determined”. South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong, who led his country’s delegation […]

‘Panic’ as deposed leader Robert Mugabe appears to back new Zimbabwe opposition

Johannesburg: Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year’s election. Mugabe grinned broadly in the posed photo, standing beside Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri, the leader of opposition party the National Patriotic Front (NPF), […]