Israel and Hezbollah signalled today their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.
The Iraqi government vowed today to investigate accusations backed by eyewitness accounts that Shiite militias massacred more than 70 Sunni villagers during an operation against jihadists in Diyala province.
"You do not remove even your domestic staff in such a manner," the Congress said today, reacting sharply to the sudden sacking of Sujatha Singh as Foreign Secretary. It attributed the decision to the "arbitrary and dictatorial functioning" of the Prime Minister.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar took over today as the new Foreign Secretary. Analysts say his appointment underscores the prime minister's intent for control over foreign affairs, a department that has seen much activity since he took power in May last year.
At an election meeting in Delhi today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi derided Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "handing people brooms" instead of meeting expectations on creating jobs and fighting inflation.
Arvind Kejriwal is a gentleman and must obey rules, Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma today said, amid a row over a series of controversial comments made by the Aam Aadmi Party chief in his campaign for the Delhi election.
Written by Alok Pandey | Thursday January 29, 2015, Gaya
It is 6 am on a cold morning in Gaya, 120 kms from Bihar's capital city of Patna. The train station here is in quantum activity mode, a ready store of passengers streaming through platforms, settling into trains.
The BJP has ratcheted up the stakes in the Delhi elections deciding today to field 120 lawmakers from 13 states to take on the Aam AAdmi Party of Arvind Kejriwal. It expects to have hold 250 public meetings, four of them to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.