India

Modi stands by Rajnath, says allegations are baseless

The PMO said reports in recent weeks linking Modi’s apparent displeasure over ‘the conduct of some union ministers and alleged misconduct of the home minister’s son’ were ‘plain lies’ NEW DELHI (TIP): The Prime Minister’s […]

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SC refuses to disqualify tainted ministers, leaves it to PM’s wisdom

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on August 27 dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Cabinet ministers with criminal cases against them. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice R M Lodha, delivering […]

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India

Case registered against Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda’s son

BANGALORE (TIP): A Bangalore based model on August 27 filed a case against Karthik Gowda, son of Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, under section 420, 376 and 406 (charges relating to cheating and dishonesty) of […]

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Guns fall silent for the time being at India-Pak border

NEW DELHI (TIP): With two days of silence on the border and a “successful” flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday, BSF is now hopeful that there will be break in ceasefire violations on the […]

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Lalu’s doctor assures surgery’s success

Mumbai (TIP): Rahshtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s surgeon Dr. Ramakant Panda, who performed his heart surgery on August 27 assured of a successful operation and informed that Yadav is still recovering. “We […]

India

Advani, M M Joshi axed from BJP parliamentary board

NEW DELHI (TIP): The generational shift in BJP was complete on August 26 with its founders Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi being dropped from the BJP parliamentary board, the highest […]

India

Floods wreak havoc in Assam, 12 lakh hit, 9 killed

GUWAHATI (TIP): Nine people have been killed and over 12 lakh hit by floods in 16 districts of the state. The floods were triggered by heavy rain in the region, mostly in neighbouring Arunachal, over […]

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12 ministers in Modi Cabinet facing cases

NEW DELHI (TIP): If Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes Supreme Court observations on excluding Ministers with criminal antecedents seriously, he has a tough call to take as 12 of 45 ministers in his Cabinet have […]

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POST SC VERDICT, FATE OF 40 COAL BLOCKS IN LIMBO

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court order declaring the 218 coal blocks allotted between 1993 and 2010 as illegal has put the future of 40 captive blocks, which are currently under production, in a limbo. […]

Middle East

MOTHER OF US REPORTER IN SYRIA BEGS FOR HIS LIFE

BEIRUT (TIP): The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release on August 27 in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants […]

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United States

Flight restrictions hamper Ebola response: UN

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): The UN warned on Monday that restrictions on flights to and from Ebola-hit West African countries could hamper the international community’s ability to fight and reverse the current outbreak of the deadly […]

Middle East

Obama seeks allies for action in Syria as first American Jihadi reported dead

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Obama has begun to seek and mobilize allies for possible US action in Syria and Northern Iraq even as reports emerged of an American jihadi dying in Syria fighting for extremists, coincidentally […]

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United States

US mobilizes allies to widen assault on ISIS

WASHINGTON (TIP): The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential American military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said on August […]

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United States

9-YEAR-OLD GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLS SHOOTING INSTRUCTOR WITH GUN

DOLAN SPRINGS, ARIZONA (TIP): A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Charles Vacca, 39, died on August 26 shortly after […]

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United States

Hurricane Cristobal kills four, churns towards Bermuda

MIAMI (TIP): Strengthening Hurricane Cristobal killed at least four people in the Caribbean and then trained its deadly sights on Tuesday on the holiday paradise of Bermuda, officials and meteorologists said. The storm dumped torrential […]

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Hazards of a poorly planned engagement with Pakistan

“While a measured engagement with whoever rules Pakistan is necessary, it has to be complemented with measures to tighten internal security, enhance our military capabilities and raise the costs for Pakistan, if it pursues its […]

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Framework to boost exports

The new NDA government’s first annual Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) statement will be unveiled soon. Normally presented after the Union Budget, the FTP has usually concentrated on measures to boost exports and reduce transaction costs. […]

Business & Economics

How to view the Tamasha in Islamabad

Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri, according to their supporters, represent an aspiration for “commonsense” democracy which empowers and liberates the common man. Nawaz Sharif and his ilk represent the “traditional power structure” democracy or crony […]

Europe

TALKS TO RESOLVE PAK CRISIS STALLED OVER PM RESIGNATION DEMAND

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Confrontation between Pakistan government and the opposition escalated today with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rejecting demands for his resignation and Imran Khan calling off the dialogue with his regime until he quits. Addressing […]

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Europe

Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists: US

WASHINGTON (TIP): The Pentagon has said Pakistan continues to be a safe heaven for terrorists while lauding the efforts of the country’s military to eliminate extremism, which it described as a “common threat” for both […]

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Europe

Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (TIP): Afghanistan’s troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on August 27 as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the […]

Europe

Russia has opened new war front, says Ukraine

NOVOAZOVSK (TIP): Tanks, artillery and infantry have crossed from Russia into an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine in recent days, attacking Ukrainian forces and causing panic and wholesale retreat not only in this small border […]

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Europe

15 AUSTRALIAN FIGHTERS KILLED IN IRAQ, SYRIA: SPY CHIEF

SYDNEY (TIP): Fifteen Australians, including two suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said on August 27, while warning espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing. […]

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Europe

Hamas ‘brought Israel to its knees’: Iran

TEHRAN (TIP): Iran said on August 27that Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe “to its knees” during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict. “The heroic Palestinian people have forged a new […]

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Europe

Earthquakes rock Iceland volcano

LONDON (TIP): Earthquakes are rocking Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, adding to concerns that magma movements may trigger an eruption that could hinder air traffic. Iceland’s Met Office says two earthquakes measuring over magnitude 5 shook the […]