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Never Wanted To Be Vice President, Not Suitable To Be PM: Venkaiah Naidu

Chennai, Aug 12: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said he never wanted to take up the post, but take up "constructive work" following the footsteps of Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader and social activist, Nanaji Deshmukh.

Mr Naidu said he was in tears the day he was named for the Vice President's post for the simple...

Monsoon fury: 169 dead in flood, rain-related incidents in South and West India

Thiruvananthapuram/Mumbai, Aug 12: The death toll in Kerala floods mounted to 72 even as rains abated on Sunday after pounding the state for days, while the situation remained grim in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat where 97 people have lost their lives so far due to the monsoon fury.

All rivers are in spate in Karnataka where the United Nations...

Mangaluru: Empathizing with flood survivors Muslims observe Eid Al Adha as rain gives a break

Mangaluru, Aug 12: After pounding the district hard for almost a week, rain gave a respite to the coastal city of Mangaluru and surrounding areas today providing much relief to the people, especially the Muslims who observed Eid Al Adha, the festival of sacrifice with piety and religious fervor.

Locally known as Bakrid, the second major festival of Islamic...

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Sonia Gandhi: Saviour-in-chief of Congress in dark times

New Delhi, Aug 11: Having earned the distinction of being the longest-serving Congress president, Sonia Gandhi is once again at the helm to steer her party out of troubled waters.

Sonia Gandhi, 72, has been made interim president barely 20 months after she voluntarily relinquished the top post in favour of son Rahul Gandhi who refused to continue on...

Over 1 lakh worshippers perform Eid al-Adha prayers at Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa: Over 1 lakh worshippers performed Eid al Adha prayers Sunday at Al-Aqsa Mosque amid repeated calls to stay inside it, in anticipation of settlers' calls to storm it.

Palestinian news agency said that worshippers repelled the attempts of dozens of settlers to storm Al Aqsa, after they gathered at the "Bab Al Maghariba, to mark the so-called "destruction...

RSS-backed govt is trying to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asked Sunday if the international community would stand by as Indian Hindu nationalism spread into Muslim-majority Kashmir, saying it was the same as appeasing Hitler.

His outrage on Twitter came as tensions simmered between the two countries over Kashmir after New Delhi last week rescinded constitutional autonomy enjoyed by the state and gave...

UAE leaders offer Eid prayers, exchange greetings

Abu Dhabi, Aug 11: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has received congratulatory cables from Arab and Islamic leaders on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi...

Eid al-Adha: Celebration sweeps across the Muslim world

Dubai, Aug 11: Joy and celebrations are sweeping across the UAE and the Muslim world as residents and visitors mark Eid Al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, on Sunday.

The annual Islamic festival, which this year begins on August 11 in the UAE, sees Muslims offer a sacrificial animal (typically a goat or sheep) in gratitude for Allah’s blessings....

Woman tied to tree, beaten up over allegations of child-lifting in Uttar Pradesh

Gonda, Aug 11: In a gruesome incident, a woman was tied to a tree and beaten up mercilessly by villagers here on Saturday over allegations of child-lifting.

According to the reports received, the incident took place in Raheli village under Nawabganj police station area of the district on Saturday. The villagers caught hold of the woman on the suspicion...

Protest for J&K: UP police puts Magsaysay Awardee Sandeep Pandey under house arrest

Kashmir, Aug 11: Social activist and Magsaysay Award winner Sandeep Pandey was put under house arrest on Sunday after he announced a dharna to protest against the scrapping of Article 370 and the shut down in Jammu and Kashmir.

The protest 'Stand for Kashmir' was to be held on Sunday evening at the GPO Park.

"All of a...