NIT-Srinagar deadlock continues

Srinagar, April 9 : Talks between the government and the non-local students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here have failed to end the deadlock as the boys and girls stuck to their demands, including shifting the institute out of the Valley. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to fly down […]

Cracks emerge in Democratic Party as Sanders turns up heat on Clinton

Washington, April 9 : With Senator Bernie Sanders turning up the heat on her in the Democratic Party nomination race, Hillary Clinton, the front-runner, will have to step up her game to meet Sanders’ challenge, analysts said. Sanders trounced Clinton on Tuesday, 57 percent to 43 percent, in the primary held in the state of […]

US Democrats appear unified, Republicans more fractured

Washington, April 9 : Despite the verbal jabs between US Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and feisty challenger Bernie Sanders, Democrats in general are more upbeat about both of their candidates than Republicans, according to a Gallup report. Based on interviews conducted from March 31 to April 6, seven in 10 Democrats have a positive view […]

Political crisis will not harm Rio Olympics: Rousseff

Rio de Janeiro, April 9 : Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated an Olympic aquatics stadium here, insisting her country would not have any difficulties hosting the event. “Today, Brazil is facing a climate of bad temper,” Xinhua quoted Rousseff as saying on Friday at the inauguration ceremony. “I feel this climate is not interesting for […]

Danish government hopes to revise laws to fight terrorism

Copenhagen, April 9 : The Danish government said on Friday it hopes to revise the country’s anti-terrorism laws to toughen punishment on those joining terrorist groups and stop its citizens from travelling to areas abroad where such groups are in armed conflict. The Justice Minister Soeren Pind has proposed to change the law to make […]