Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kolkata flyover collapse: Construction firm was on Rail Ministry’s watchlist

S C Agnihotri, Chief Managing Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), told The Indian Express, “Because of non-performance, we had terminated a few of their contracts.”

Pakistanis critical of Taliban, extremist groups: Pew research

In the survey last April, 72 percent had an unfavourable view of the Taliban umbrella group, while six-in-10 had negative opinions of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan specifically.

UN court acquits Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj of war crimes

"Following this verdict, Vojislav Seselj is now a free man,'' Presiding Judge Jean-Claude Antonetti at the hearing in The Hague, which Seselj did not attend.

US: India has important role in stewardship of nuclear weapons

"India has a very important role to play with respect to responsible stewardship of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials"

Myanmar's NLD seeks to bolster Suu Kyi's dominant cabinet role

The NLD tabled a special bill, mentioning Nobel peace laureate by name, that would create the post of a National Presidential Adviser, giving her freedom to coordinate intra-ministerial affairs and help influence the executive.

Turkey: Four killed, 14 wounded in car bomb attack in Diyarbakir, say reports

Broadcaster Haberturk TV said the blast hit near a bus station in the city, the largest in the mainly Kurdish southeast. Ambulances rushed to the scene, Haberturk said.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to be taken to France

Abdeslam dropped his initial objection to being extradited and had also renewed an offer to cooperate with the French authorities.