The Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 is believed to have been shot down by an advanced Russian built surface-to-air missile system called the 9K37 BUK.
Incessant rain continued to lash many districts in the hill state of Uttarakhand overnight resulting in more landslides. After a fresh weather alert, the state government has suspended the 'chaar dhaam yatra' till Saturday as all roads leading to the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamnotri and Gangotri are blocked.
The new development bank of the group of BRICS countries will be headquartered in Shanghai, China, with the presidency held by India for the first five years.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today announced the Narendra Modi government's first railway budget, featuring a number of passenger-friendly announcements to counter the sting of the rail fare hike.
Revamping the Railways is among the top priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sold tea to train passengers as a schoolboy and has vowed to build a vast network of high-speed trains as his signature infrastructure project. His Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda presented the new government's first rail budget today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government on Tuesday presented its first Rail Budget, promising to seek increased foreign and domestic private investment to fund modernisation of the country's huge but badly stretched network. The state-owned railway has suffered from years of low investment and populist policies to subsidise fares. These have reduced the system to a slow, congested network that crimps economic growth.
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda will, at noon today, present the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget. The Rail Budget is traditionally seen to set the stage for the union budget - to be presented on Thursday and in which the ruling BJP will lay out its economic reform plans.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced his ministers in the Lok Sabha as the BJP-led government's first Budget Session began today. But soon after the session began, both Houses saw slogan-shouting and demand for immediate discussions over the issue of rise in prices of essential commodities by the Opposition parties.
46 Indian nurses who were stranded in war-torn Iraq returned to Kochi in Kerala on a special Air India plane today and had an emotional reunion with their families at the airport. Anxious relatives, some of who had been waiting for them since morning, greeted them with flowers and sweets. The nurses, who were working at a hospital in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, were held captive by the Sunni insurgent group ISIS in Iraq. They were freed yesterday.
46 Indian nurses who were freed by militants in Iraq on Friday evening are on their way to Kochi and will reunite with their families shortly. The special Air India plane that was sent to bring them back from the war-torn country will land at the Kochi international airport around noon. The flight made a brief stop at the Mumbai airport this morning for refueling and then headed to Kochi.
The special Air India plane that is bringing back 46 Indian nurses who were freed by militants in war-torn Iraq on Friday evening is expected to land in India soon. The plane took off from the airport in Erbil in the autonomous region of Kurdistan at about 4.15 am IST.
The special Air India flight sent to bring back 46 Indian nurses and over 100 others has taken off from the airport in Erbil in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. The nurses were freed by Sunni militant group ISIS in war-torn Iraq on Thursday evening.
A special plane sent by the Indian government to bring back 46 Indian nurses, who were freed by Sunni militant group ISIS in war-torn Iraq, has not been given permission to land at the Erbil airport in Kurdistan region. Sources say the permission was denied due to some information deficit. The aircraft has been diverted to Iran, sources add.
46 Indian nurses held captive in war-torn Iraq have been freed by the Sunni militant group ISIS, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said today. They have been taken by bus to Erbil from where they will take a flight to India.
46 Indian nurses held captive in war-torn Iraq have been freed by the Sunni militant group ISIS, Kerala government sources have told NDTV. The nurses have being taken to Erbil, from where they will take a flight to India. Most of them are from Kerala.