Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar’s military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India. Nearly 500 are sheltered in a cleared-out chicken farm in a Hindu hamlet in Bangladesh’s southeast, a couple of miles from where most of the 421,000 Rohingya Muslims who have also fled violence in Myanmar since August 25 are living in makeshift camps.
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu today said the money that has come back into the banking system post demonetisation should be used for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society.
The government has finally come to its own rescue from mounting criticism over its inability to prevent fuel price spike.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is considering additional measures to bolster economy that has hit a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal.
Tata Steel today said its deal with German steel giant Thyssenkrupp to merge their steel operations in Europe in a 50:50 joint venture will help it grow faster and double capacity.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to have got its mojo back, geared up by a recent electoral victory that has given it new momentum. From MLAs staging a sit-in outside the Delhi Lt Governor’s office to the party recently announcing it would contest the Gujarat polls, the Bawana bypoll victory appears to have revived the party.
AAP, which was maintaining a low profile after a series of defeats, has recovered its voice and sharpened its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government after winning the bypoll on August 28 by over 24,000 votes.
Threatening action or rhetoric cannot help resolve the situation on the Korean peninsula, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted about the existence of military options on North Korea.
Reiterating the US stand in his first address to the United Nations, President Donald Trump told world leaders that North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is a suicide mission that will lead to its destruction if not stopped by collective action by the rest of the world.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.
US president Donald Trump (in pic) said at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the US will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.
Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled UN General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the globe.
Market regulator Sebi plans to rope in third-party agencies to set up a 'network and security operation centre', which will enable it to effectively detect and protect against security threats including from ransomware.