Kabul should decide if it wants peace talks or not: Taliban

Islamabad, Aug. 4 (ANI): Confirming that the Taliban recently visited China seeking their role in the peace talks, a senior Afghan Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim said that it was now up to Kabul to decide whether it wanted to come to the negotiation table.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

'Dabangg' was trend-setter: Arbaaz Khan

Mumbai, Aug 4(ANI): Arbaaz Khan feels his debut production venture 'Dabangg' in 2010 brought a new trend in the Bollywood industry with its 'desi-tadka.'

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Oppn had its say, Govt. had its way, people's will prevailed: Naidu on GST

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): As Rajya Sabha passed the GST Bill yesterday, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the 'opposition had its say, the government had its way and the people's will prevailed' with this historic achievement.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Islamic body rejects Pak government's proposal to include Quran in school syllabus

Islamabad, Aug. 4 (ANI): The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has rejected the Pakistan government's proposal to include teachings of Quran in the schools syllabus up to tenth standard.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Nepal PM Dahal's swearing in today

Kathmandu, Aug. 4 (ANI): Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairperson (CPN-MC) Pushpa Kamal Dahal will today be sworn into office as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal, a day after he was elected for the top post.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Govt. must soon implement the 'by chance' GST bill: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha yesterday, Leader of Opposition K. Rehman Khan, said on Thursday that the bill which has been passed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government 'by chance' must be implemented soon.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Meghalaya village promotes itself as eco-friendly destination to attract tourists

Shillong (Meghalaya), Aug.4 (ANI): Tucked away in the lap of nature and accompanied by the beautiful landscapes, rugged terrains and a dense forest, Aminda Rangsa, a village located about 25 km from Tura, is a perfect getaway for tourists.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Soringchon Zimik, a rising Tangkhul Theatre artist from Manipur

Imphal (Manipur), Aug.4 (ANI): In an endeavor to preserve the rich theatre tradition of Manipur, theatrical societies have taken up the challenge to revive theatre. Manipur's first Tangkhul Naga theatre artiste Soringchon Zimik is once such individual who has won many hearts with her exhilarating performances.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Indian Railways gears up for expansion plans in northeast

Agartala (Tripura), Imphal (Manipur)/Dimapur (Nagaland) Aug.4 (ANI): Indian Railways has announced mega expansion plans to improve connectivity and infrastructure in other northeastern states apart from Tripura. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu recently launched two different projects in Manipur and Nagaland.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Flood situation in Assam terrible, says minister

Guwahati, Aug.4 (ANI): Floods have wreaked havoc in various northeastern states, especially in Assam, crippling normal life and causing massive damage to infrastructure, including roads and bridges, and affecting wildlife. Many districts and villages have been submerged due to incessant rain in the region. Left with no other option, the people have taken shelter in nearly 600 relief camps.

Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

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