Atal Bihari Vajpayee's last rites performed at Smriti Sthal

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s last rites were performed at Smriti Sthal with full state honour today. Earlier in the morning, the mortal remains of Vajpayee were taken to BJP’s national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg where people paid…

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Funeral LIVE Updates: 'Atal Bihari Amar Rahe' Echoes as Cortege Nears BJP HQ

Aug 17, 2018 5:39 pm (IST) The massive funeral procession of Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the ITO junction in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI photo) Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm (IST) As the smoke continues to rise out of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral pyre,…

Kerala floods: More than 100 dead in Indian deluge

The death toll has steadily risen over the past week as rescue workers scramble to reach thousands of people stranded by floodwater. The army, navy and coast guard have been sent in to assist, and fisherman have been asked to…

Rescuers deal with fire in Italian bridge rubble before day of mourning

GENOA (Reuters) – Rescue workers searched through tons of concrete and steel from the collapsed Genoa highway bridge for a fourth day on Friday as Italians prepared to bury the 38 victims of a disaster that has angered the public…

China 'training for strikes' on US targets

China’s military “is likely training for strikes” against US and allied targets in the Pacific, a Pentagon report warns. The annual report to Congress says China is increasing its ability to send bomber planes further afield. The report highlights its…

Daily Briefing: Bridge politics – bark worse than bite

LONDON (Reuters) – Authorities in Italy say anything between 10 and 20 people are still missing after Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa, as rescuers continue recovery efforts. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy…

Italy Bridge Disaster Shows Faultline in Populist Coalition

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RIP Atal Bihari Vajpayee LIVE: Mortal remains of former PM being moved to BJP HQs

Aug 17, 01:47 PM (IST) Aug 17, 01:39 PM (IST) Aug 17, 01:38 PM (IST) Aug 17, 01:24 PM (IST) Swami Agnivesh assaulted on his way to pay tribute to the former Prime Minister, reports News18. Aug 17, 01:09 PM…

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

FILE – In this May 2, 2004 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee greets the audience as he arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear…

The world is mourning the death of India's former prime minister

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former Indian prime minister who passed away on Aug. 16, was as respected globally as he was in India. His first stint in the government was as the external affairs minister in the late 1970s. During…