Former Meghalaya minister quits Congress

Shillong, May 6 : In a jolt to the ruling Congress in Meghalaya ahead of the Tura Lok Sabha by-election, another veteran Congress leader and former education minister Manas Chaudhuri has quit the party. The resignation followed the exit of another veteran Congress leader and former minister Frankenstein W. Momin from the party. “I quit […]

Brussels terror victim, airhostess Nidhi Chaphekar returns

Mumbai, May 6 : Nidhi Chaphekar, the Jet Airways flight in-charge injured in the March 22 Brussels terror attacks, returned to India on Friday morning for further treatment and recovery. She met her two children for the first time in six weeks, an official said. “Chaphekar has made significant recovery from her injuries sustained during […]

So far, foreign reporters in Pyongyang see sights, but not main show

By Joseph Campbell PYONGYANG, May 6 : On the first day of North Korea’s biggest political gathering in 36 years today, the closest visiting foreign journalists got to the action was across the street, hundreds of metres from the hall where the Seventh Workers’ Party Congress was taking place. Inside the venue, an imposing stone […]

Turkey’s Erdogan rebuffs EU on terrorism law; “we’re going our way, you go yours.”

By Nick Tattersall and Seda Sezer ISTANBUL, May 6 : President Tayyip Erdogan told the European Union today, Turkey would not make changes to its terrorism laws required under a deal to curb migration, and declared: “we’re going our way, you go yours”. His fiery speech will be a blow to any hope in European […]

Stand-up India to benefit 2.5 lakh SC/ST, women entrepreneurs

New Delhi, May 6 : The government here on Friday said the Stand-up India Scheme will benefit 2.5 lakh Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe members and women entrepreneurs. “The scheme envisages extending bank loans between Rs.10 lakh and Rs.1 crore for setting up greenfield enterprises by SC/ST and women entrepreneurs,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha […]