South Asia articles

Lok Sabha likely to reject privilege notice against Manmohan

New Dehli: Speaker Lok Sabha, Indian Parliament, Meira Kumar is likely to reject the privilege notice served by the Bhartia Janta Party against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement on the WikiLeaks revelation that the UPA-I regime allegedly bribed MPs for the 2008 trust vote.

BJP moves privilege motion against Manmohan

New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of “misleading” the House by claiming MPs were not bribed during the July 2008 trust vote, the main Opposition Bhartia Janta Party (BJP) on Tuesday moved a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha, Indian Parliament.

Afghan forces to take over security from Nato: Afghan president

Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday that the national security forces will take over the security responsibility from NATO-led forces. “The first phase of transferring security will begin from Kabul except Sarobi district, Panshir, Bamyan city, Lashkar Gah, Mazar-e-Sharif and Mehterlam,” Karzai said in his speech delivered to army officers on Tuesday.

Libya turmoil: India ask for end to air strikes

New Delhi: India’s External affair minister S M Krishna called for an end to air strikes in Libya, saying they would lead to more harm to “innocent civilians, foreign nationals and diplomatic missions. “India calls upon all parties to abjure violence and the use of threat and force to resolve the differences. I think the need

Manmohan says he didn’t authorise anyone to purchase votes

New Delhi: Indian prime minister raised doubts over the authenticity of diplomatic correspondence cited by the Wikileaks and insisted that he had “not authorised anybody” to purchase votes nor was he involved in any such “transactions”.