NEWS OF THE DAYIndian SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday claimed that neither BJP nor Congress would get majority in the Lok Sabha elections and the Third Front would form government at the centre. Addressing an election rally, Mulayam said it would be decided after the elections as to who would be the PM in the 3rd Front govt. The ex-defence minister accused to UPA govt of failing to provide adequate facilities to soldiers on the border.
Karachi: A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said. Several passengers were trapped inside the pink bus that was left badly mangled after the high-speed crash in the town of Sukkur, 425 kilometres (266 miles) north of Karachi in the province of Sindh. Excavators were used to pull the tractor-trailer from the bus, as rescuers struggled to pull out the stranded passengers. One eyewitness said he saw several passengers pleading for help. “They were screaming and shouting: ‘save us, save us’,” he told reporters. Muhammad Faisal, a... more ›
JINDO: Divers retrieved the first bodies Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace and focus of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. Coastguard officials said 19 bodies had been removed from the ship which sank on Wednesday morning, pushing operations further along the painful transition from rescue to recovery and identification. Prosecutors, meanwhile, revealed that the officer at the helm of the 6,825-tonne Sewol when it capsized was not familiar with those particular waters. The confirmed death toll from the... more ›
AHMEDABAD: Giving all credit to Gujarati people for the state’s development, Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday criticized the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for taking all the credit and hiding crucial information from the people. During his visit in Ahmedabad, Singhvi labelled Modi as a ‘man of damage to India’ and BJP as the ‘Bharat Jalao Party’, referring to Modi’s comment on the Gandhi family on Saturday, when Modi asked the Congress to explain the ‘RSVP’ (Rahul Sonia Vadra Priyanka) model. “I don’t know how true RSVP is, but, my RSVP response... more ›
CHENNAI: With a tight budget and a humble autorickshaw, a pioneering Indian transgender is campaigning in her southern hometown for a seat in parliament, just days after the country’s highest court recognised “third gender” people. Describing the Supreme Court judge’s ruling as a “milestone”, 53-year-old Bharathi Kannamma hopes to build on the momentum and overturn prejudices against India’s several million transgenders. Running as an independent candidate in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu state, she is thought to be the first transgender accepted as a candidate in a general election. “Even when people come to see me... more ›
KABUL: Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan’s presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a run-off vote likely next month. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Abdullah was on 44.4 percent with former World Bank economist Ghani on 33.2 percent of the ballots so far counted from April 5, when eight candidates contested the race to succeed Hamid Karzai. If no single candidate gains more than 50 percent of the vote, a run-off between the two leading names is tentatively scheduled for May 28. The 2009 poll was marred by massive fraud, and hundreds of serious allegations of... more ›
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