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  • President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Zakir Hussain on his 121st birth anniversary

    President Kovind, PM Modi pay tribute to Zakir Hussain on his 121st birth anniversary

    President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to former president Dr Zakir Hussain on his 121st birth anniversary on Thursday. In a tweet, PM Modi said, ”India remembers Dr. Zakir Husain on his birth anniversary. His contribution towards India’s freedom movement was tremendous. He also distinguished himself as a scholar and...

    February 8, 2018
  • Thousands protest in Peru against ex-President’s pardon

    Thousands protest in Peru against ex-President’s pardon

    Thousands of people took to the streets across Peru to protest against the pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori, which exempts him from completing a 25-year prison sentence for human rights violations. In Lima, some 6,000 people demonstrated peacefully on Monday. It ended with at least one arrest and the police dispersed the demonstration...

    December 26, 2017
  • Build an educational ecosystem comparable with the best: Pranab

    Build an educational ecosystem comparable with the best: Pranab

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday called on Indian academic institutions to lay emphasis on quality research work to earn global recognition and build “an educational eco-system comparable with the best in world”. “There has to be sincere deliberations on various forms towards an educational eco-system comparable with the best in world and the higher...

    December 25, 2017
  • No stranger to switching sides

    No stranger to switching sides

    Ali Abdullah Saleh survived several assassination attempts during his decades at the helm in Yemen, but the former president’s luck ran out on Monday. It remains unclear whether he was killed in a firefight or summarily executed by his, until very recently, Houthi allies as he fled Sanaa, the Yemeni capital. It remains to be...

    December 7, 2017
  • South Korea to continue ex-president’s trial in absentia

    South Korea to continue ex-president’s trial in absentia

    A South Korean court on Tuesday announced that it would continue proceedings against former President Park Geun-hye despite her refusal to appear since October. Park, in preventive detention since March, has tried to boycott proceedings since the Seoul Central District Court’s decision on October 13 to extend her detention for another six months fearing she...

    November 28, 2017
  • Pranab, Manmohan, Rahul pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

    Pranab, Manmohan, Rahul pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary. They paid floral tributes to the late Prime Minister at Shakti Sthal here. “We pay tribute to a dynamic leader; India’s first and only female...

    October 31, 2017
  • Pranab admits eyeing PM’s post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

    Pranab admits eyeing PM’s post, was reluctant to work under Manmohan

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee expected to be chosen as Prime Minister on two occasions — first in 2004 when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) came to power, and later in 2012 ahead of the Presidential election, he writes in his latest book “Coalition Years: 1996-2012”. Mukherjee, a veteran Congress leader, also says that after Sonia...

    October 18, 2017
  • Trump signs executive order to undermine Obamacare

    Trump signs executive order to undermine Obamacare

    US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that clears the way for sweeping changes to the country’s health insurance system, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The US President’s plan, an 1,100-word directive to federal agencies, laid the groundwork...

    October 13, 2017