LIVE: Parliament Monsoon Session - Allegations against me are baselsss, Sushma Swaraj issues statement

NEW DELHI: Amid major chaos created by the Opposition in the Parliament demanding resignation of two prominent ministers Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over Lalit Modi controversy, the government is now willing to offer Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to save the remainder of the monsoon session of the Parliament. Continue Reading ...

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistan troops overnight violated the ceasefire agreement on the line of control (LoC) in four sectors of the Jammu region.Continue Reading ...

IS executes 15 Iraqi police officers

Baghdad: The Islamic State radical group on Sunday executed 15 Iraqi police officers and kidnapped four journalism students accused of collaborating with the foreign press in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.Continue Reading ...

BJP, Congress spar bitterly ahead of all-party meeting

New Delhi: The BJP and Congress on Sunday launched fresh attacks against each other with union minister Arun Jaitely accusing the Congress of having "obstructionist tendencies" and the main opposition blaming the prime minister's "obduracy" for the logjam in parliament.Continue Reading ...

Nadal wins title in Hamburg

Hamburg: Spain's Rafael Nadal, the top seed, beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg Open in Germany.Continue Reading ...

Sydney siege gunman partner to stand trial for murder

Sydney: The former partner of the 2014 Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been committed to stand trial for the murder of the latter's ex-wife, a media report said on Monday.Continue Reading ...

Four dead in France road accident

Paris: Four teenagers were killed overnight in a road accident in France, a media report said.Continue Reading ...

Sensex gains 60 points in early trade

Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 59.85 points or 0.21 percent up during the morning session.Continue Reading ...

'M: I - Rogue Nation' tops North American box office

Los Angeles: Paramount's "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" debuted this weekend, snatching the first place at the North American box office with $56 million.Continue Reading ...

Israel bans Gaza, West Bank footballers from playing in Palestinian Cup

Ramallah (Palestine): The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza.Continue Reading ...

Never felt the gap: Aishwarya on Bollywood comeback

New Delhi: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is making her comeback in movies after five years with Sanjay Gupta's "Jazbaa", but the actress says she never felt the gap while working in the film because of the wonderful cast.Continue Reading ...

New Zealand PM to mark Singapore's independence jubilee

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is to represent the country at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence on August 9. Continue Reading ...

Louis Berger probe: Bribes camouflaged as engineering terms

Shedding new light on the manner in which money for bribes was requisitioned in the Louis Berger case, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that a code word related to engineering was used as a camouflage for bribery demands. Continue Reading ...

NASA captures Earth flyby of 'space peanut'

NASA scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.Continue Reading ...

Chinese soldiers repair highway in Nepal

An emergency squad of Chinese soldiers has been sent to Nepal to repair a highway blocked by landslides, authorities said. Continue Reading ...

Four killed in China flood

Four people were killed after a rainstorm triggered a flash flood in China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Continue Reading ...

IOC elects members of Ethics Commission

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected the members of its Ethics Commission during the 128th session, a media report said.Continue Reading ...

Ronaldinho off to winning start for Fluminense

Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner Ronaldinho helped Fluminense to a 1-0 win over Gremio in his first match for the Brazil club. Continue Reading ...

Violent tribal clashes in South Sudan

Scores of young people and government soldiers were killed in violent clashes between armed tribal groups in South Sudan, said a minister.Continue Reading ...

BJP slams Congress for disrupting parliament

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised the Congress for disrupting the monsoon session of parliament even though the government has agreed to hold a debate on the issues agitating the main opposition.Continue Reading ...