Obama, Australia’s Turnbull pledge more cooperation on counterterrorism

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 19 : – US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledged today to increase cooperation on counterterrorism and the fight against Islamic State. Obama praised Australia for its support in Afghanistan and thanked the prime minister for his country’s troops’ sacrifices around the world. “We’re going to […]

AAP protests, demands Dattatreya’s resignation and arrest

New Delhi, Jan 19 : The AAP on Tuesday protested over the suicide by a Dalit research scholar and demanded the resignation and arrest of union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and the vice chancellor of the University of Hyderabad. Over 300 supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi unit and its student wing, Chhatra Yuva […]

SC stays disciplinary proceedings Kerala cadre IAS officer

New Delhi, Jan 19 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the disciplinary proceedings allegedly initiated by the Kerala government against state cadre IAS officer B. Ashok for writing a newspaper article in support of proposed visit of Narendra Modi, then Gujarat chief minister, to attend the silver jubilee of the Sivagiri Madhom. A bench […]

CBI going slow on chit fund probe, alleges petitioner

Ahmedabad, Jan 19 : Alok Jena, the sole petitioner in the chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of going soft in the investigation into the multi-billion rupee scandal. Jena, who was here on a drive to mobilise victims of the chit fund scam, told reporters that Gujarat had the maximum number of victims […]