Malaysia releases Kim Jong-nam’s body to North Korea

Kuala Lumpur, March 30 : The Malaysian government on Thursday struck a deal with North Korea for the return of nine of its citizens previously barred from leaving Pyongyang, in exchange for the body of Kim Jong-nam, the slain half-brother of North Koreas leader. Kim Jong-nam was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport last month with […]

Multi-layered security for PM’s visit to J&K

Jammu, March 30 : There will be a multi-tier security grid in parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the state to inaugurate a tunnel on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, officials said on Thursday. State police chief S.P. Vaid chaired a high level meeting here to review the […]

Traders meet Adityanath amid action against illegal abattoirs

Lucknow, March 30 : A meat traders delegation met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Thursday amid protests over closure of slaughter houses. Sirajuddin Qureshi, one of the delegates, later said the meeting was held in a positive atmosphere and that they had withdrawn their strike. All the delegates supported the Chief Minister […]

Congress unhappy over government rejecting amendments to Finance Bill

New Delhi, March 30 : The Congress on Thursday expressed its unhappiness over the government rejecting the amendments to the Finance Bill 2017. The amendments were proposed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference here, party spokesperson Rajeev Gowda said the government has the capacity to arm-twist, extort and misuse the tax […]

‘BRICS bank should focus on small scale investments’

By Vishav New Delhi, March 30 : The New Development Bank (NDB), also known as the BRICS Bank, should focus on small scale investments instead of large scale infrastructure projects, civil society members recommended on Thursday. This view emerged at the day-long convention on the “People’s perspectives on the New Development Bank” organised by the […]

Two killed in Kolkata hotel fire; owner, manager arrested

Kolkata, March 30 : A major fire broke out in a high-end hotel here on Thursday killing two Tata Steel employees and injuring at least six others, police said. The hotel owner and a management staff were later arrested for alleged negligence, city police Joint Police Commissioner (headquarters) Suprotim Sarkar told the media. “The fire […]