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Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was on Friday elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister in a vote in the country's National Assembly, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.



Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes.

Kerala flood death toll 174, red alert remains in 12 districts

Kerala flood death toll 174, red alert remains in 12 districts

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) The death toll in rain-battered Kerala touched 174 on Friday as a red alert continued in 12 districts, with the authorities continuing rescue operations after rains subsided and evacuated more survivors to relief camps.

Vajpayee will be remembered for first stable non-Congress coalition government: Advani

Vajpayee will be remembered for first stable non-Congress coalition government: Advani

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) BJP veteran L.K. Advani, who had a long association with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and had jointly built the party from scratch, on Thursday expressed grief over his death, observing that the former Prime Minister will be remembered as the pioneer of the first-ever stable non-Congress coalition government at the Centre.

Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more

Vajpayee, the moderate face of BJP, is no more

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hardline party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness.

Kerala toll reaches 87, massive rescue operation underway

Kerala toll reaches 87, massive rescue operation underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) Even as the deadly deluge in Kerala continued to take a toll of life and property across the state -- with the number of deaths rising to 87 on Thursday -- the Centre has deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation that is currently underway.

Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La

Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held a special meeting of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust and promote peace, the Defence Ministry said.

Kerala floods toll is 47, Cochin airport shut

Kerala floods toll is 47, Cochin airport shut

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Unceasing heavy rains battered Kerala on Wednesday killing eight more people and taking the death toll to 47 since August 8, forcing Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to seek generous public contributions to battle the worst floods in nearly a century.

Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi

Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses.

Don't be distracted by contentious issues: President to citizens

Don't be distracted by contentious issues: President to citizens

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Asserting that India was at the cusp of achieving many of its long-awaited goals, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said "contentious issues and extraneous debates" should not distract the people.

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