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World Bank loans Serbia $300 million to aid floods recovery

The World Bank has approved a $300 million 30-year loan to help Serbia recover from floods in May that killed 57 people and devastated its energy sector, the lender said in a statement on Saturday.

Mass grave found near Mexican town where students went missing

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Dozens unaccounted for in Iguala where youths, police and armed men clashed last week, Mexican authorities have found a mass grave in the restive southern state of Guerrero, the state attorney general’s office has said, at a time when police are scouring the area for nearly four dozen people missing after a rash of violence.

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President and Vice President of India greet people on eve of Eid-ul-Zuha

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President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday greeted citizens on the eve of Eid-ul-Zuha, saying people should imbibe the spirit of universal love and brotherhood for prosperity of the nation and the world.

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Maharashtra elections: MNS springs a surprise, gives poll ticket to North Indian

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In a move that has caused eyebrows to raise, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, has given candidature to a north Indian for the October 15 state Assembly polls. Akhilesh Chaubey, whose roots are traced to Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been fielded as the MNS candidate from the Kandivali (East) constituency in Mumbai.

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Prakash Javdekar defends live telecast of RSS chief’s address

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Defending the live telecast by Doordarshan of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s address on Dussehra, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar today said the Government wants to instill professionalism. The hour-long broadcast on October 3 by DD for the first time of an RSS function had stoked a row with Congress and CPI(M) attacking the government for “misuse” of the state broadcaster while BJP defended it saying RSS genuinely contributed to patriotism and always patronized ‘justice to all’ philosophy.

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Aadhaar to help you get phone connection faster according to PM

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Soon, an Aadhaar number can get you a mobile connection instantly.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the telecom ministry to work with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on making this a reality as “soon as possible”.

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Dalit-Jat clash: Police nabbed 6 culprits in Muzaffarnagar

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Six people were arrested during a search operation in Jat-Mujhera village in Muzaffarnagar district on Friday evening, following a clash between two groups from the Jat and Dalit communities.

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Heavy firing by Pak troops in Poonch sectors,JK

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Pakistan once again resorted to a major ceasefire violation in the Mendhar and Sawjian Sector of Poonch District early Sunday morning. Earlier, two persons were injured in the Swajian sector on Friday night during ceasefire violation.

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PM Modi woos Mumbai slumdwellers, promises homes by 2022

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to reach out to Mumbai’s slumdwellers promising each of them homes with water and power connections by 2022.

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