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N. Korea ‘calls off’ joint Olympic event with South

North Korea has called off a joint cultural event with South Korea after the former expressed displeasure over the "biased" media reports about the upcoming show

Market Moves Cautiously Ahead of Budget

Ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2017-18, market indices remained cautious in Wednesday morning trade.

New Online Tool Imparts Knowledge of Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Researchers have developed a new online technology to help breast cancer patients understand their treatment options.

I-League: Neroca Defeat Churchill Brothers 1-0

Neroca goalkeeper Bishorjit Singh helped the Manipuri side defeat Churchill Brothers 1-0 and halt their winning run in the I-League.

Researchers Advance the Understanding of Preterm Birth

Scientists from University of Pennsylvania have found specific bacteria that might change the cervix of a pregnant woman and lead to preterm birth.

CES Introduces World’s Newest Technologies

In January every year, there is a trade fair that takes place in Las Vegas where manufacturers from across the world display their latest consumer technology products.

TOEIC Listening and Reading Test Updated to Reflect Evolving use of English in Global...

Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEIC Program, announced updates to the format of questions used in the TOEIC Listening and Reading test. The changes, which will more closely reflect the evolving use of English in the global workplace, will take effect beginning with the April 2018 public test administrations.

Civilian, injured in J-K’s Shopian firing, succumbs to injury

Rayees Ahmad, a civilian of Jammu and Kashmir, who was injured in firing by the Indian army in Shopian on January 27, succumbed to his injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday.

Petition Filed to Recuse CJI From Bofors Case

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court to recuse Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra from hearing the Bofors case.

HC Notice to LG, Delhi Metro Over Reduced Road Size

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, the Delhi Government, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the Delhi Police and others on a plea seeking removal of alleged unauthorised construction of Delhi Metro in INA market as it is hampering free movement of traffic in south Delhi.

Congress Party alleges Madhya Pradesh BJP MLAs Using Funds for Farmers for Study Tour

The Congress party on Wednesday alleged that the list of farmers going for a study tour to New Zealand and Australia, include former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs and their relatives.

Rohingya Crisis: SC Seeks Centre’s Response

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to file a response on the plea that alleged that the Border Security Force (BSF) is stopping Rohingya refugees from entering India.

The Software Alliance Gets 3 new Members

The Software Alliance, a trade group established by Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday announced the addition of three new members, namely Box, Informatica, and Okta.

RSDC Launches Mobile app and Online Simulated Content for Skilling in Rubber

Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) has launched simulated e-learning content and mobile app to provide the ease in connecting with the target segment by introducing the courses online and benefitting the students and those looking to develop skills in rubber industry.

‘Black Panther’ premieres with standing ovation

'Black Panther' is being called a 'cultural phenomenon' after its premiere.

BJP Launched GST at Midnight, we Will Change its Structure: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Goods and Service Tax (GST) was implemented in haste by BJP and that Congress would change its structure if they came to power in the Centre in 2019.

Tripura Congress Chief Meets BJP, says Nothing Political About it

Tripura Congress Working President Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman, who is also the head of the Manikya royal family, met BJP's election-in-charge for the state Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday, just weeks before the northeastern state goes for the polls on February 18.

RSS Disempowering Women, We’re Fighting its Ideology: Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for spreading their ideology across the country.

Players are Paraded Like Cattle in IPL: New Zealand Cricket Players Association

The New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA) has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction is deeply humiliating for players.

Poor Civic Conditions in Delhi Like That of a Backward District of BJP Ruled...

Union Minister Vijay Goel on Wednesday said that the poor civic conditions in Delhi's Sadar Bazar area are like that of a backward district of Uttar Pradesh.

Snapchat Revamps Bitmoji for Greater Customization

Image messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat announced an update on its Bitmoji function, which will allow greater customisation for its users.

Google-L&T partnership to bring 150 station hotspots to Pune

After its RailTel Wi-Fi project, Google announced its partnership with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to bring 150 Google station hotspots to Pune, as part of Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited's Smart City project.

Bhima Koregaon violence: Judge recuses himself from hearing Milind Ekbote bail plea

Bombay High Court Judge, Justice B. R. Gavai on Wednesday recused himself from hearing anticipatory bail application of Milind Ekbote, the leader of a right wing group, Samasta Hindu Aghadi, who is one of the prime accused in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case.

India Open: Nehwal, Sindhu Kick off Campaign With Thumping Wins

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal kicked off her India Open campaign defeating Danish player Sofie Holmboe Dahl in straight games in the opening match of the women's singles event here on Wednesday.

Amazon Announces new Messaging Feature for Alexa

Electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of a new messaging feature for Alexa devices in the United States.

US military working to ‘refine policies’ post revelation of its army bases

The United States military is involved in the process to refine its privacy policy and procedures after it was reported that a fitness tracking app that maps people's exercise habits possibly poses security risks for the armed forces around the world, said the US Central Command

Owaisi demands monthly allowance for triple talaq victims

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday criticised triple talaq bill, which is expected to be discussed during the ongoing budget session

India Open: Sindhu, Saina to kickstart campaign, Viktor pulls out

Defending champion P.V. Sindhu and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will kickstart their India Open campaign at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Tuesday

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The Trump administration said on Monday that it would resume accepting refugees from 11 "high risk" nations, but said those seeking to enter the U.S. would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past

Suraj Pal Amu discharged from hospital

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu, who was referred to Rohtak's Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) due to ill health, has been discharged and brought back to Gurugram's Bhondsi jail on Tuesday

Shop burnt in violence-hit Kasganj, probe launched

A Muslim shopkeeper's store was burnt down in communal violence-hit Kasganj city on Monday

SC, HC judges to get nearly 200% salary hike

The Central government has notified a hike in the salary of Supreme Court and High Court judges

Cauvery water: TN CM seeks meeting with K’taka counterpart

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami has written a letter to Karnataka counterpart Siddaramaiah seeking an appointment to discuss the Cauvery water dispute

YSR Congress Party leader Subrahmanyam Reddy join hands with Naidu

YSR Congress Party leader Subrahmanyam Reddy has joined the ruling Telugu Desam Party in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at his residence on Monday

Tom Hanks to play Fred Rogers in upcoming biopic

After successfully pulling off the real-life role of Washington Post's editor-in-chief Ben Bradlee in The Post, Tom Hanks is all set to portray one of the famous television presenter and producer, Fred McFeely Rogers in an upcoming biopic, 'You are my friend'

U-19 World Cup: India set 273 as target for Pakistan in semifinal

India have set a target of 273 runs for Pakistan in the second U-19 World Cup semi-final match, being played at Christchurch's Hagley Oval cricket ground

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe steps down

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from the post, reported The Hill.

U-19 WC: India storm into finals with 203-run win over Pak

India registered a mammoth 203-run victory over arch-rival Pakistan in the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup being played at Christchurch's Hagley Oval cricket ground here on Tuesday

My focus is on winning gold medal: Sarita Devi

Indian boxer Sarita Devi has said that her focus was on winning the gold medal in upcoming Commonwealth and Asian Games

Murder investigation in final stages: Gauri Lankesh’s sister

Murdered journalist Gauri Lankesh's sister said on Monday that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) was in the final stages of its probe into the murder case

Man arrested with 15 kg gold at Mumbai airport

A Korean national was arrested at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai with 15 kgs of gold worth around Rs 4 crore

B.R Ambedkar's statue found damaged in Haryana

Tension has gripped Haryana's Palwal district after a statue of Baba Saheb Ambedkar was found damaged on Monday

B.R Ambedkar’s statue found damaged in Haryana

Tension has gripped Haryana's Palwal district after a statue of Baba Saheb Ambedkar was found damaged on Monday

We don’t want any talks with Taliban: Trump

United States President Donald Trump said on Monday that the U.S. would not hold any talks with Taliban as they were killing innocents in Afghanistan

Group workouts, a key to follow fitness goals

People are more likely to stick to their fitness goals if they workout in groups, according to a study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

Trump says U.S economy better than ever

United States President Donald Trump on Monday claimed that the country's economy was "better than it has been in many decades"

U-19 World Cup: India start solidly against Pakistan in semifinal

India has started off to a solid start in the second U-19 World Cup semi-final match against Pakistan, reaching a score of 72 in 12 overs without losing any wicket

Martyrs Day: Rahul Gandhi pays homage to Gandhi ji

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary, here at Gandhi Smriti

President Kovind remembers ‘Bapu’ on Martyrs’ Day

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters on the occasion of Martyrs' Day''

Patna boy shoots self on video call with girlfriend

A youth has allegedly shot himself during a video call with his girlfriend in Patna, Bihar

Pakistan: Six of family killed in blast

Six members, including three women, of the same family on Tuesday were killed in a blast in Pakistan's Kurram Agency

Khelo India School Games will be launched tomorrow

Khelo India is expected to help scout young talent from the schools in various disciplines and groom them as future sports champions.

8-month-old battles for life after relative rapes her

An eight-month-old girl was admitted to a hospital with serious injuries after she was allegedly raped by her 27-year-old cousin brother in northwest Delhi's Shakurbasti

Murshidabad bus accident: Death toll rises to 37

The death toll in Monday's bus accident in West Bengal's Murshidabad district has risen to 37 after more bodies were fished out later in the day

Bijepur by-poll: BJP announces Ashok Panigrahi, former BJD man as its candidate

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced Ashok Panigrahi as its party candidate for the Bijepur bypoll election

England Retain Jake Ball as T20I Cover

Pacer Jake Ball has been retained in the England T20I squad as a cover for fellow fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan for the upcoming tri-series against Australia and New Zealand.

Kasganj violence cannot be compared to Kashmir: UP Minister

Clarifying his earlier statement, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi on Tuesday said the Kasganj violence is a big issue but it cannot be compared to what is happening in Kashmir

Woman Seeks Justice for Triple Talaq in Thane, Maharashtra

Thane, Maharashtra, India. Jan 30 A woman in Thane district's Bhiwandi city has said that her husband has given triple talaq to her on Rs....

Zeenat Aman files molestation complaint

Veteran Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman has filed a molestation and stalking complaint against a businessman, Mumbai Police said on Monday

Low visibility disrupts train services in Delhi

Railway services have been affected as dense fog prevails in the national capital region (NCR)

Investigate Fate of Disappeared men in B’desh: HRW

The Bangladesh Government should take urgent steps to confirm the whereabouts and the release of men held by its security authorities outside the authority of the courts, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a letter to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday.

India stands with Afghanistan: President Kovind

Expressing shock over the recent Kabul bombing attack which claimed 95 lives, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday affirmed that India stands with the Afghan Government in fighting 'forces of terror and evil'.

Inaugural Indian Open Boxing Tournament to Start Tomorrow

The inaugural India Open boxing tournament is all set to get underway here at the national capital on Sunday, with as many as 223 boxers from 22 different countries eyeing the $100,000 prize money, the highest ever to be offered in the history of the sport.

Passenger Arrested With two Live Rounds at Delhi Airport

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) detected two live rounds from a passenger at the domestic terminal of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

India, Seychelles Sign Revised Agreement Over Military Infrastructure

India and Seychelles signed a revised agreement on the Development, Management, Operation and Maintenance of Facilities, that will allow India to build military infrastructure on Assumption Island at Seychelles, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office here on Saturday.

Delhi: Minor Arrested for Murder in Rohini

The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested one juvenile for killing a post office security guard in Delhi's Rohini Sector 7.

We can do This Again: Kohli Confident After Johannesburg win

Indian skipper Virat Kohli showed faith in his team after India beat South Africa by 63 runs, at the New Wanderers Stadium, and said that the team is capable of achieving this feat again.

Hyderabad Police Arrests Four With Demonetised Currency

The South Hyderabad Police arrested four people with demonetised currency worth Rs 2.53 crores, while conducting vehicle checking at Bahadurpura X Road here.

Kerala, TN Athletes Hold Sway in RFYS National Athletics

Kerala and Tamil Nadu athletes dominated the proceedings in the first Reliance Foundation Youth Sports' National Athletics Championship that concluded at the Sports Authority of India Centre, Kandivali here after two days of intense competition recently.

‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ Yields Good Results in MP, Says CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said 'School Chalo Abhiyan' has yielded good results in the state.

Trump Booed at Davos Summit

United States Donald Trump has again been caught on the wrong foot, this time at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Rahul, Manmohan Meet Cambodian PM

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen.

8 Cases Registered, 38 Arrested Over Gurugram bus Attack by Karni Sena

The Haryana Police on Saturday said a total of eight cases have been registered and 38 miscreants have been arrested in connection with the recent violent attack on a school bus carrying nursery students and torching of a state roadways bus here.

Three MCDs File Appeal in SC to Stop Sealing for six Months

The three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCDs) on Saturday decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court to seek relief for six months from sealing for traders in the national capital.

Kerala Minister AK Saseendran Acquitted in Mangalam TV Sex Talk Case

A Thiruvananthapuram Court on Saturday acquitted former transport minister A. K. Saseendran in Mangalam TV honey trap case.

Manas Bihari Varma Expresses Gratitude for Padma Shri

Scientist Manas Bihari Varma on Friday expressed happiness for being conferred the Padma Shri award

RK Singh Threatens to Slit Throat of Corrupt Officials

Union Minister of State (MoS) for Power R.K. Singh on Saturday threatened to slit throat of corrupt officials.

Cambodian PM to Begin his State Visit on Saturday

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen will begin his one-day state visit on Saturday, two days after arriving here for ASEAN-India Summit and the 69th Republic Day celebrations

14 Dead in Brazil Nightclub Shooting

At least 14 people were killed in a nightclub in north-western Brazil's Fortaleza city after gunmen stormed into a party in the wee hours of Saturday.

James Franco Erased From Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue

In the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him, James Franco was removed from the Vanity Fair cover photo that features Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and a host of other stars.