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Sharif’s disqualification just a beginning: Imran Khan

July 29: "It is just a beginning," Imran Khan, Pakistan’s opposition leader and a petitioner in the high-profile Panama case, today said as he hailed the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

US looks forward to ’smooth’ political transition in Pakistan

July 29: The US today said it is looking forward to a "smooth" political transition in Pakistan as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him for dishonesty over the Panama Papers scandal.

N Korea leader says ’all US’ within range after missile test

July 29: Kim Jong-Un boasted of North Korea’s ability to strike any target in the US after a second ICBM test that weapons experts said today could even bring New York into range

Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to Air India victims

July 29: Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than years ago have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, sources have said.

For how long Sharif’s been disqualified? Nobody seems to know.


July 29: Is Nawaz Sharif disqualified for life, or is there a possibility of him staging a comeback? A day after the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from holding public office

Terrorism should not be used as ’card’ by some nations: India

July 29: India has cautioned against the use of terrorism as a "card" by some nations, underlining that it is an international threat that should not be allowed to serve national strategy.

Sharif to chair crucial party meet to choose successor

July 29: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will chair a crucial meeting to decide his successor, a day after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court.

Iran to carry on missile programme, condemns US sanctions

July 29: Iran today condemned new sanctions passed by the US Congress against its missile programme, which President Donald Trump is set to sign into law, and vowed to continue it.

ED files chargesheet against CA in Rs 8,000 cr money laundering case

July 21: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti.

Oppn for privilege against media for publishing expunged remarks

July 21: The Rajya Sabha today witnessed an uproar with Opposition members, including those from the Congress

Less than one doctor for 1000 population in India: govt to LS

July 21: India has less than one doctor for every 1000 population which is less than the World Health Organisation standard, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Railway ministry working with cos like Apple on train speeds

July 21: Eyeing trains speeds of 600 km per hour, the government is working with global technology firms like Apple to help take Indian railways to the next level, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Congress shedding crocodile tears for farmers: Govt

July 21: The Congress and the ruling BJP members today traded charges over the farmers issue in the Lok Sabha

Modi’s policies burning Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

July 21: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today charged that the Narendra Modi government’s policies are "burning"

Centre blames Mamata Banerjee for Darjeelign unrest

July 21: The government today blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the unrest in Darjeeling, saying her attitude and handling of the issue had "set the quiet hills on fire".

Considering amending law to allow NRI voting: Govt tells SC

July 21: The Union government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has decided to amend the law to allow voting rights to the NRIs.

Teenager killed in firing in Budgam

July 21: An 18-year-old boy was killed and another person injured today in alleged firing by security forces on a group of stone-pelting youth in Beerwah area of Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Prabhu

July 21: Ensuring cyber security in day to day operations is one of the priorities for railways which is moving in a big way towards technology driven operations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

US committee votes for tougher conditions for aid to Pak

July 20: A key congressional panel has voted to impose tougher conditions on Pakistan to receive US assistance and authorised the secretary of state

Diplomatic channels ’unimpeded’ to resolve standoff: China

July 20: China said today that diplomatic channels with India remained "unimpeded" to discuss the military standoff in Sikkim sector but reiterated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from Doklam area is a "precondition" .

Pak summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations across LoC

July 20: Pakistan today summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh after two civilians were killed in alleged ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by Indian troops.

US Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

July 20: US Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee and the current chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, has been diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, his office said.

Shiv Sena dares Sonia to sack Siddaramaiah on flag issue

July 20: Attacking the Karnataka government for exploring the possibility of having a state flag, the Shiv Sena today

China aiming at unilaterally changing tri-junction status: Sushma in Rajya Sabha

July 20: China intends to unilaterally change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India’s security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Shimla rape case: Bandh called by BJP affects normal life

July 20: BJP activists protesting the alleged mishandling of the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case today blocked several roads and gheraoed the state secretariat even as the shutdown called by the party affected normal life in the district.

HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda Pushkar case

July 20: The Delhi High Court today asked the city police to file a status report with regard to the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanada Pushkar.

LS adjourns for the day amid Oppn protests over farmer issues

July 20: The Lok Sabha was adjorned without transacting any business on Thursday due to noisy protests by the opposition parties against the failure of the government to help the distressed farmers.

15 killed as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

July 20: Fifteen passengers were killed and nine injured as a bus rolled into a 700-metre deep gorge in Rampur area of Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway, about 140 km from here, today.

Kejriwal’s reallocates Sisodia’s portfolios

July 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reallocated his deputy Manish Sisodia’s portfolios, a move intended to sharpen focus on the AAP government’s priorities, sources said today.

Airlines can’t impose flying ban on anyone

July 20: Airlines have no authority to impose flying ban on anybody, including parliamentarians, and the law of the land should take its course, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said today.

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