BJP to fly ally V. Natesan in chopper for election campaign

Alappuzha (Kerala) May 6 : The BJP will be ferrying Vellapally Natesan, the founder of Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), in a helicopter during the Kerala election campaign, a move that underlines the importance it assigns to its coalition partner. The national party is hoping this time to open its account in the Kerala assembly […]

Hong Kong activist appears in court over anti-China protest

Hong Kong, May 6 : A pro-democracy activist appeared in a Hong Kong court on Friday over charges related to a June 2014 protest outside Beijing’s liaison office. The student politician, Joshua Wong is one of four party members of the League of Social Democrats accused of obstructing police officers from carrying out their duties […]

Pressure mounts to exclude non-Manipuris from civic poll

Imphal May 6 : : Pressure is mounting on the Manipur government to exclude non-Manipuris from participation in the June 2 Imphal Municipal Council elections. The demand to disenfranchise non-Manipuris has been made by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) which has imposed a 42-hour shutdown here since Thursday midnight. The JCILPS […]

‘Musharraf’s threatening call to Benazir could not be traced’

Islamabad, May 6 : The head of the joint investigation team probing former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination said on Thursday that the team could not trace the threatening call allegedly made by then president Pervez Musharraf to Bhutto. Mohammad Khalid Qureshi, the JIT chief, was the last prosecution witness in the high-profile assassination […]

China indicts four senior officials for graft

Beijing, May 6 : Chinese prosecutors have filed corruption indictments against Zhang Lijun, former vice minister of environmental protection, and three provincial-level officials for accepting bribes. Prosecutors in the four cases accused the suspects of taking advantage of their posts to seek benefits for others and accepting “huge amounts” in bribes. A statement issued by […]