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Iraq: 15 dead from bomb blasts

At least 15 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said, following a sharp increase in violence that has prompted warnings of a full-blown conflict. A suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest deto...

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CPI blames State Govt for infants’ deaths

CPI state secretary K Narayana on Sunday said that the State Government should be held responsible for infant deaths occurred in the SVR Ruia Government General Hospital in Tirupati. Talking to media persons after inspecting the SVR Ruia Governme...

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Suicide bombing in Baghdad kills 26

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed car outside a Shia Muslim office in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding more than 190 in an attack bearing the hallmarks of Iraq's al Qaeda affiliate. The bombing on a S...

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Book Beni Prasad for sub-quota remarks: BJP to EC

New Delhi, February 17: BJP on Friday complained to the EC against Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma's remarks on minority sub quota, asking the poll body to book him for allegedly violating the model code of conduct. A BJP delegation com...

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Only Congress can ensure development: Rahul

Pratapgarh, February 13: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi alleged hooliganism and casteism reared their ugly heads and development took a back seat during the successive non-Congress regimes in the state in the past 22 years. Only the C...

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Model code of conduct should be revisited: Cong

New Delhi, February 13: In the backdrop of the ongoing showdown between the EC and the Law Minister Salman Khurshid, the Congress today tried to buy peace with the Constitutional body saying that, “The Election Commission is a Constitutional body...

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Karnataka CM’s choice for Lokayukta quits

Bangalore, February 07: Former Kerala High Court Chief Justice SR Bannurmath has decided to quit the post of Lokayukta in Karnataka. Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda said that the judge had sent a letter to him, requesting the state gov...

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Awards for social scientists soon: Kapil Sibal

New Delhi, February 06: The government proposes constituting an award for social scientists who excel in their field on the lines of the Bhatnagar awards for scientists, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said on Monday. "For scie...

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Saudi woman ‘raped by driver

Riyadh, June 02: A woman in Saudi Arabia has claimed she was raped at gunpoint by a male chauffeur she had been forced to hire. The unnamed woman, who had hired the driver due to strict Saudi laws banning women from driving, claimed she was raped ...

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Iraq’s head of anti-Baath committee assassinated

Baghdad, May 27: A senior Iraqi politician in charge of a committee purging Saddam Hussein loyalists was assassinated Thursday, Xinhua quoted a police source as saying. Ali al-Lami, the executive director of the Justice and Accountability Commissi...

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Baghdad hit by series of bombs, 18 killed

Baghdad, May 22: More than a dozen bomb attacks in and around Baghdad on Sunday left at least 18 people dead, including 12 people killed in a suicide attack, and 80 wounded. The series of attacks comes just days after blasts against police in a t...

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Iraqi PM: Country needs help protecting borders

Baghdad, April 27: Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday that his country does not need U.S. forces to protect its internal security but acknowledged that the country still does not have the money or training to protect its borders. ...

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Iraqi women sexually mistreatment at US base

Baghdad, April 23: A number of female Iraqi interpreters have accused an American contractor of sexually harassment at a base in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad. The women said Friday that Christopher J. Kirchmeier, then 26, who worked as a co...

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Three women shot dead by gunmen in northern Iraq

Kirkuk, April 20: Three women were shot dead in their house by gunmen on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to a security source. Police chief Shirzad Mufri told the German Press Agency dpa that the gunmen have not yet been id...

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