Uttar Pradesh, as is known to all, is a state that is still craving for development and has not made it to the list of developed states of India. Despite it being an agricultural state, the news of farmers dying due to the burden of loan or poverty has always made it to the headlines of the national newspapers.

Haitham bin Tariq, Oman's culture minister and the 65-year-old cousin of late Sultan Qaboos, has been sworn in as the new royal ruler, the government said Saturday.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday said the state government was finalising a relief package for farmers whose short-term crop loan outstandings exceed Rs 2 lakh.

Banking services in Madhya Pradesh were affected on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 Central trade union to protest against the Central government's "anti-labour" policies.

Banks will remain close on Wednesday as employees went on a nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions to protest against the government's "anti-people" policies.

Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, a government official said.

Madhya Pradesh Congress Saturday demanded that a criminal case be registered against BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for allegedly threatening government officials.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the BJP government as parents of a 14-month-old girl were arrested for participating in an anti-CAA protest defying prohibitory orders.