President Pranab Mukherjee meets delegates of Heads of Mission part - 1

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday met delegates of Heads of Indian Mission. The president while addressing the delegates said that for the first time on day of swearing-in of the new Ministry by President, Prime Minster Narendra Modi decided he would invite all heads of state in SAARC countries. Mukherjee added that with this, subsequent series of initiatives had been taken till then. He added that the institutional arrangements of converting the globe into a global village have been initiated and those days are gone when balance of power was the most important element in foreign policies of the countries. Feb 8, 2015

North Korea observes military anniversary

North Korean soldiers and citizens gave offerings of flowers at a war cemetery in Pyongyang on Sunday (February 8) to mark the 67th anniversary of the founding the country's regular armed forces by Feb 8, 2015

Death toll climbs in Taiwan plane crash

The death toll in the Taiwan TransAsia plane crash last week now stands at 40. On Sunday, recovery teams continued efforts to find three people still missing. About 741 rescuers and 141 divers were Feb 8, 2015

PM Modi chairs first meeting of newly created NITI Ayog in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday (February 08) chaired the first meeting of the governing council of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) in New Delhi. The formation of the forum was announced on August 15, 2014 by Modi during his maiden Independence Day address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort. Modi has accused 65-year-old Planning Commission of stifling growth with Soviet-style bureaucracy. The NITI will act more like a think tank or forum, in contrast with the Commission which imposed five-year-plans and allocated resources to hit set economic targets. Feb 8, 2015

BCCI AGM to be held on March 02: Rajeev Shukla

Chennai, Feb 08 (ANI): BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla said on Sunday that the Annual General Meeting of BCCI will be held on March 02 as decided by the Board. Shukla said that no discussion has been held regarding N Srinivasan’s contesting election. Feb 8, 2015

Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form govt before resignation by Bihar CM: Constitutional Exp

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Constitutional experts on Sunday said that JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar or anybody cannot claim to form government in Bihar before Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi does not resign from his post. KTS Tulsi said that the government has come in minority and that the chief minister will have to resign for any development in the situation. DK Garg said that is the chief minister is in power, the governor will definitely have to pay heed to his recommendations. He said that the only authority that Nitish Kumar enjoys today is that he can only approach Governor saying he is enjoying majority and confidence of MLAs so that he can be kept under consideration for the post. Feb 8, 2015

Nigerian presidential polls postponed

Members of Nigeria's electoral commission have decided to postpone the country's February 14th presidential election until the end of March citing security concerns. The chairman of the commission Feb 8, 2015