Fayez Al Sarraj speaks during a press conference in the capital Tripoli on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
The Indian elections that kicked off on Thursday are a democratic exercise the likes of which the world has never seen. In the world’s largest democratic practice, around 900 million voters – more than the combined population of all the European countries, across 543 constituencies will cast their votes to decide the fate of political parties.
For people who are generally known to be gentle, genteel, soft-spoken ‘bhadraloks’ with a liking for sweets like ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogolla’ and Rabindrasangeet (Tagore’s songs), Bengalis are also suspected of having a mutinous streak in them.
With Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav now saying that his party will get a majority of its own in the Lok Sabha and not fall short of the requisite number as he had said earlier, the opposition will probably have to redouble its unity efforts.
The 15-year conflict in the Malay-Muslim majority ‘Deep South’ has left over 7,000 people dead, but garners little global attention.
President Joko Widodo welcomed His Highness on the tarmac at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. The visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation followed a state visit to China.
A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in a forest in Odisha's Sundergarh district and a video of the crime was also made which has gone viral on social media, police said on Tuesday.