World | Agence France Presse | Monday March 3, 2014
Almost three decades after peaceful Muslim activist Mahmoud Muhammad Taha was hanged for apostasy, his daughter plans to revive his Republican Party and spread his notion of "true Islam".
Thursday February 13, 2014
Final action in the Senate came only after an hourlong nail-biting procedural tally forced by the objections of Republican Ted Cruz, a conservative Tea Party favorite, in which it appeared at first there would not be enough Republicans to join the De...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday January 27, 2014
BJP today gifted its lone Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra to its ally RPI leader Ramdas Athawale as it declared its remaining five candidates for the February 7 election to the Upper House.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 28, 2013
Nine political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), today demanded the Centre to immediately release Rs 5,000 crore for rehabilitation and restoration after Cyclone Phailin.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 21, 2013
Turkish prosecutors have begun charging some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's closest allies in a huge graft scandal he has responded to with a spectacular purge of the police.
Cities | Reuters | Friday December 20, 2013
Protesters ransacked a Domino's Pizza outlet in a Mumbai suburb on Friday, demanding a ban on US goods as officials from the two countries struggled to defuse a row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
World | Reuters | Wednesday December 11, 2013
A bipartisan budget deal announced in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, while modest in its spending cuts, would end nearly three years of partisan stand-offs between Democrats and Republicans that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown...
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with inputs from agencies) | Saturday December 7, 2013
A group of activists demonstrated outside the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune today, protesting against the decision to grant parole to actor Sanjay Dutt. Waving black flags and banners, the activists shouted slogans, demanding that Mr Dutt should not ...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Wednesday November 20, 2013
In Washington, Narendra Modi was at the heart of a new controversy as Republicans denied inviting him to address a meeting of their leaders and Indian Americans yesterday.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 17, 2013
The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American woman administrator Nisha Desai Biswal as the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, making her the first person from the community to hold the top diplomatic position.
Wednesday October 16, 2013
The aide, who asked not to be identified, added that there were "indications" that once a deal is announced, the Senate might be able to move quickly to pass it. That could mean that Tea Party activists, such as Republican Senator Ted Cruz, do not in...
World | Associated Press | Tuesday October 15, 2013
The White House says the latest proposal from House Republican leaders for reopening the government and extending the nation's borrowing cap is a partisan effort to appease tea party conservatives. It praises bipartisan negotiations in the Senate as ...
World | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 10, 2013
As the tit-for-tat battle between Republicans and Democrats over the US budget crisis continued, President Barack Obama has stepped up his personal engagement with Congressmen to resolve the fiscal impasse that triggered government shutdown for the f...
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 9, 2013
President Barack Obama refused to give ground in a fiscal confrontation with Republicans on Tuesday, saying he would negotiate on budget issues only if they agree to re-open the federal government and raise the debt limit with no conditions.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 5, 2013
President Barack Obama today called on the lower chamber of Congress to "stop this farce" and end the US government shutdown by unconditionally approving a federal budget.
World | Reuters | Tuesday October 1, 2013
The US government began a partial shutdown today for the first time in 17 years, potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave, closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.
Tuesday October 1, 2013
While a shutdown could hurt the Republican Party's ability to win the Senate next year or take the White House in 2016, that's not the concern of party members in the House, who led the push to pair continued government funding with measures that wou...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 1, 2013
The United States lurched into a dreaded government shutdown early Tuesday for the first time in 17 years, triggering agency closures and hundreds of thousands of furloughs as Congress missed a deadline to pass a budget.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 30, 2013
The US government was in deadlock on Sunday after the House of Representatives approved a Republican bill that attempts to delay President Barack Obama's health care law.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday September 29, 2013
The US House approved early on Sunday a Republican plan that keeps the government open, but its attempt to delay President Barack Obama's health care law means the measure is likely dead on arrival.