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Battle for Philippine town abates as troops mark Islamic holiday

By Manuel Mogato MARAWI CITY | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST

Fighting between government forces and Islamist rebels holed up in the heart of a southern Philippine town eased today as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid al-Fitr Islam

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Yoga -- holistic approach to physical, mental health & well-being : President

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated a mass Yoga demonstration at Rashtrapati Bhavan here and said Yoga is a holistic approach to physical and mental health and well- being. Speaking on the

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Saudi Arabia extends Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday by a week - SPA

DUBAI | Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 IST

Saudi Arabia has extended this year's Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday by one week, state news agency SPA announced today. The announcement came as part of royal decrees which replaced Crown Prince Mohamme

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Yoga is holistic approach to well-being: President

New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 21 2017 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated a mass yoga demonstration at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, to commemorate the third International Day for Yoga. Speaking on the occasion, the President said th

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Fighting kills more than 3,000 in Congo's Kasai region - Catholic church

KINSHASA | Tuesday, Jun 20 2017 IST

Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic church said today, in the most detailed report to date o

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3 holidays before deadline for filing of nominations in presidential poll

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 7:15:08 PM IST

With three holidays coming ahead of the June 28 deadline for filing of nominations in the presidential election, major political parties, including the ruling NDA, are expected to file the papers of t

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Varanasi soaked in poll colours ahead of Holi

Varanasi |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST

Call it Varanasi, Banaras or Kashi -- the city is little bothered about life around and takes it as it comes. But when it comes to politics, everyone has a strong view on the subject. With voting in t

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