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Cabinet Approves Trafficking of Persons Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament.

Amravati-SRM Signs MoU With ICF to Create Fuel Cell-based Train Prototype

Amaravati and SRM Institute of Science and Technology on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Integral Coach Factory(ICF) under the Ministry of Railways situated at Chennai for creating a Fuel Cell-based Train Prototype.

Karti's Arrest: Congress Cries 'Witch Hunting' by PM Modi Govt

In wake of the arrest of senior leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, the Congress Party on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of 'witch hunting' to hide its scams.

Karti’s Arrest: Congress Cries ‘Witch Hunting’ by PM Modi Govt

In wake of the arrest of senior leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram, the Congress Party on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of 'witch hunting' to hide its scams.

2018 Hockey WC: India to Open Campaign Against South Africa

India have been placed in the same group as Rio Olympic silver-medallist Belgium for this year's Hockey Men's World Cup in Bhubaneshwar as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) unveiled the pools and match schedule for the marquee event in Odisha.

Q3 GDP Growth at 7.2 Percent

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for Quarter (Q) 3 is at 7.2 percent, up from Q2's 6.5 percent, according to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Amnesty International Asks Maldives to Release 'Peaceful' Protesters

Amnesty International has called on the authorities in the Maldives to immediately and unconditionally release the people "arbitrarily" detained under the State of Emergency (SOE) and halt attacks on "peaceful" protesters.

Amnesty International Asks Maldives to Release ‘Peaceful’ Protesters

Amnesty International has called on the authorities in the Maldives to immediately and unconditionally release the people "arbitrarily" detained under the State of Emergency (SOE) and halt attacks on "peaceful" protesters.

Modern-age Gadgets to Combat Noise Pollution During Holi

The Holi is perceived to be a festival of color which often accompanied by loud music or drum beats played by the fellow neighbors. The loud music instead of providing music to some can become a cause of nuisance.

Last year's US Open Unlocked Something in Anderson: Federer

New world number one Roger Federer believes that last year's US Open "unlocked" something in big-serving South African tennis star Kevin Anderson.

Last year’s US Open Unlocked Something in Anderson: Federer

New world number one Roger Federer believes that last year's US Open "unlocked" something in big-serving South African tennis star Kevin Anderson.

Karti's Arrest 'Motivated': Counsel Singhvi

Terming the INX media case as one of the most bizarre one, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Counsel for Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the arrest of the latter is 'motivated'.

Karti’s Arrest ‘Motivated’: Counsel Singhvi

Terming the INX media case as one of the most bizarre one, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Counsel for Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the arrest of the latter is 'motivated'.

Coolpad Joins Qualcomm to Foray Into Smart Wearable Gadgets

Leading global smartphone technology brand, Coolpad Group, on Wednesday, at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2018, announced that it was expanding its product portfolio and foraying into smart wearable gadgets.

CM Mufti Welcomes Centre's Haj Airfare Reduction Decision

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Central Government to slash the airfare for Haj pilgrims.

CM Mufti Welcomes Centre’s Haj Airfare Reduction Decision

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Central Government to slash the airfare for Haj pilgrims.

Trump Taps Brad Parscale to run his 2020 Re-election Campaign

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday hired Brad Parscale, the digital media director of his 2016 campaign, as the campaign manager for his 2020 re-election bid, the campaign said.

Insta-stylists are the new big Thing

Gone are those days when runways and red carpets were the only places to look out for latest fashion trends and styles, that too, only for the big events.

Trump Strikes $3.9bn Deal With Boeing for Air Force One

United States President Donald Trump has struck a deal with Boeing for the development of two new Air Force One planes at 3.9 billion dollars, the White House said on Tuesday, adding the President asked for the planes to be ready by 2021.

Andhra Pradesh: Stray Dogs Maul Nine-Year-old boy to Death

In yet another incident caused by stray dog attack, a nine-year old boy was mauled to death here in Balijipet.

Nitish Assures Justice in Muzaffarpur Hit-run Case

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday stressed on the need to create awareness among the people on the traffic rules and assured that the guilty in the Muzaffarpur hit and run case would be brought to justice.

Holi Hooliganism: Protests Against Flinging Semen-Filled Balloons Upon LSR Student

The members of the activist group 'Pinjra Tod' staged a protest on Wednesday against the incidence of flinging semen-filled balloon upon a student of Lady Sri Ram.

2008 Delhi Blast: Hearing to Resume Against Yasin Bhatkal

A Delhi Court on Wednesday will continue hearing cases filed against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, in connection with the 2008 serial blasts that took place here.

Bihar Govt. Announces Allocation of Funds to Siege Temples

In a first for Bihar, the Nitish Kumar-led state government in their budget announced an amount of Rs. 30 crore towards the siege of temples in the state.

Pak SC Rejects Petition Seeking Accountability of Judges, Generals Through Parliament

The Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition seeking accountability of judges and army generals through parliament.

Bus Conductor Acquitted in Ryan Murder Case

In a latest development in the infamous Gurugram's Ryan International School murder case, a Child Special Court on Wednesday acquitted bus conductor Ashok Kumar in connection with murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur.

North Korean Athletes to Participate in South Paralympics

North Korea will next week send athletes to South Korea to participate in PyeongChang Paralympics scheduled to take place in March, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.

Bank Muscat Goes Live With TCS BaNCS for Fund, Investment Management

Leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, Tata Consultancy Services on Wednesday announced that the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate of Oman, Bank Muscat, has gone live with TCS BaNCS Universal Banking for its fund and investment banking operations.

China Uses big Data in Xinjiang to Detain People Before Crime

The Chinese government is using artificial intelligence system, called Integrated Joint Operations Platform, in Xinjiang region to place people in political re-education centres and help Chinese authorities spot a crime before it happens.

ePaylater, Travelyaari Tie-up to Enable Travelers to 'Book Now, Pay Later'

ePaylater, India's leading digital payments solution extending interest free credit terms for a stipulated period, has partnered with Travelyaari, a leading bus booking platform, to simplify the ticket booking experience for travelers.

ePaylater, Travelyaari Tie-up to Enable Travelers to ‘Book Now, Pay Later’

ePaylater, India's leading digital payments solution extending interest free credit terms for a stipulated period, has partnered with Travelyaari, a leading bus booking platform, to simplify the ticket booking experience for travelers.

Multi-crore  Fraud : Nirav Modi Refuses to Join CBI Investigation

Jeweller Nirav Modi has refused to join Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in connection with multi-crore  fraud case.

Multi-crore  Fraud : Nirav Modi Refuses to Join CBI Investigation

Jeweller Nirav Modi has refused to join Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in connection with multi-crore  fraud case.

Vice President Extols Maitreyi on its Golden Jubilee

Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of Maitreyi College, University of Delhi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday praised the college's effort to facilitate reform and impart quality education to women.

Interpol Refuses to act Against Haqqani

Pakistan's Supreme Court was informed today that Interpol had not issued any warrant against former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani in response to a request by the Pakistan government and had raised certain queries instead.

10 IPS Officers Transferred in Uttar Pradesh

In a major reshuffle in the police department, the  Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred ten IPS officers.

Chhattisgarh CM Presents Budget

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday presented the budget to the people of the state, saying the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Chhattisgarh for 2018-19 (at current prices) is estimated at Rs 3,25,644 crore

Jharkhand Govt. to Introduce Cheap, Safe LPG, Says Will Empower Women

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shed light on the state government's plans of laying a new gas pipeline to provide cheap and safe gas across the state.

Madhya Pradesh CM Urges Enhanced Female Participation in Police, Other Services

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that there would be more female participation in the police and other departments of the state in the coming months.

Rome Gets Rare Snowfall

Rome was on Monday covered in a blanket of snow, leading schools to close and public transportation to limit services in the Italy capital.

MakeMyTrip, OYO Announce Partnership for Seamless Bookings

MakeMyTrip Ltd., an online travel company and budget hospitality provider OYO announced their partnership whereby the latter's chain of hotels across India, Malaysia and Nepal will be listed and available for booking on MakeMyTrip across its popular OTA brands, MakeMyTrip and Goibibo.

U.S. Dept. of Education Launches Probe Into MSU's Handling of Sexual Harassment

The United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos opened an investigation into how Michigan State University (MSU) is handling the reports of sexual violence against former employee, Larry Nassar.

U.S. Dept. of Education Launches Probe Into MSU’s Handling of Sexual Harassment

The United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos opened an investigation into how Michigan State University (MSU) is handling the reports of sexual violence against former employee, Larry Nassar.

Chidambaram Blames Narendra Modi's Approach for J-K Turmoil

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre's "muscular, macho 56 chaati" (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chidambaram Blames Narendra Modi’s Approach for J-K Turmoil

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre's "muscular, macho 56 chaati" (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

US SC to not Hear Trump's Plea in 'Dreamers' Case

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme going.

US SC to not Hear Trump’s Plea in ‘Dreamers’ Case

The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Trump administration's appeal of a federal judge's ruling that requires the government to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme going.

Shram Awards Presented by Vice President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu presented the Prime Minister's Shram Awards here on Monday

Indian Shooters, Officials Depart for Global Competition

A team of 10 shooters and four officials departed for Guadalajara, Mexico, to take part in the year's first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, ahead of a long and important season for the National Shooting squad.

Ed Sheeran- World's Best-Selling Recording Artist of 2017

Make way for Ed Sheeran, as he has officially been declared the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017.

Ed Sheeran- World’s Best-Selling Recording Artist of 2017

Make way for Ed Sheeran, as he has officially been declared the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017.

Govt. Officials, Ministers to Travel by Electric Cars

Amid the increasing importance of electric mobility, Minister of State (MoS) for Power and Renewable Energy R K Singh stated that government officials and ministers would soon be travelling by electric cars.

Mussoorie: Estranged Kashmiri Shopkeepers Meet Sub-Divisional Magistrate

A group of Kashmiri shopkeepers, who were allegedly asked to leave the town for raising pro-Pakistan slogans, held a meeting with the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM).

Aussie Journalist's 'Sexist, Creepy' Interview With PM Angers New Zealand

New Zealanders have criticised a Australian Journalist's description of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  as "creepy" and "sexist" after he termed the latter as "attractive" in a 60 minutes show that aired on Sunday night.

Aussie Journalist’s ‘Sexist, Creepy’ Interview With PM Angers New Zealand

New Zealanders have criticised a Australian Journalist's description of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern  as "creepy" and "sexist" after he termed the latter as "attractive" in a 60 minutes show that aired on Sunday night.

UNSC Adopts Russian-Drafted Resolution on Renewal of Yemen Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Monday adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on a technical rollover of the Yemen sanctions regime.

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee Demands Special Status for State

The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) held a torch rally here on Monday evening demanding a special category status to the state, along with stricter implementation of all points in the state reorganisation act of 2014.

Actress Heather Locklear arrested over Domestic Violence

Melrose Place' actress Heather Locklear was recently arrested following an alleged dispute at her home.

Unable to Qualify, IAS Aspirant Commits Suicide

An Indian Administrative Services (IAS) aspirant committed suicide by hanging himself in Ber Sarai area here, after having failed the exam.

Madhya Pradesh: Two Injured as Para-glider Crashes Minutes After Take-off

On the last day of the 'Jheel Mahotsav' here, two people were injured after a para-glider crashed as soon as it took off.

Four Critical After UK Blast

At least six persons were injured, of which four are battling for life, after a suspected explosion in Leicester City of the United Kingdom (UK) on Sunday night

Emergency in Maldives: Police Issues Curfew to Halt Opposition's Gathering

Amidst the state of emergency in the Maldives, the police here issued a curfew in an attempt to stop an opposition's gathering, said a Maldivian Democratic Party member

Emergency in Maldives: Police Issues Curfew to Halt Opposition’s Gathering

Amidst the state of emergency in the Maldives, the police here issued a curfew in an attempt to stop an opposition's gathering, said a Maldivian Democratic Party member

Siliguri Municipal Corporation Introduces Drone to Combat Dengue

The West Bengal's Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) has introduced the use of drones to check the mosquito infested areas of the city

Re-Polling in six Tripura Booths Begins

Agartala, TripuraRe-polling has begun in six booths of Tripura Assembly constituencies on Monday.The Election Commision (EC) had ordered the fresh voting in - Dhanpur,...

Michelle Obama to Soon Share Memoir

Former First lady Michelle Obama on Monday said she cannot wait to soon share her first memoir BECOMING, which is a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling

Bangladesh Court Orders Former PM's Arrest

A court in Bangladesh on Sunday ordered police to execute by April 24 the arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 48 other Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders in a case involving an arson attack on a bus that left eight persons dead in 2015

Bangladesh Court Orders Former PM’s Arrest

A court in Bangladesh on Sunday ordered police to execute by April 24 the arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 48 other Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders in a case involving an arson attack on a bus that left eight persons dead in 2015

India Gets First all-Women non-Suburban Railway Station

Jaipur's Gandhi Nagar railway station has become the first non-suburban station in the country to be completely operated by women

Telangana Govt to Allocate Rs. 12,000 Crores for Crop Investment Support

The Telangana government will allocate Rs. 12,000 crores for the farmers in the agriculture budget under the Farmers' Investment Support Scheme (FISS)

Sacred Jerusalem Church Shut After Dispute With Israeli Authorities

"This is not about religion; this is about money"

Nitish Kumar Chairs Meeting Over Road Safety

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish chaired a meeting in Patna on Sunday over rampant cases of road accidents occurring in the state

Army Recruitment Scam Foiled, one Arrested

New DelhiA person has been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe Army Officials entrusted with the recruitment to get the question paper leaked for...

Explosion in Leicester, UK Declared Major Incident

An explosion took place in Leicester city of the United Kingdom (UK) on Sunday, leading to local police declaring it a "major incident"

Rajya Sabha Polls: Horse Trading, Counter Strategies Heat up Political Scenario in Andhra

Amaravati, Andhra PradeshWith Rajya Sabha elections round the corner, Andhra Pradesh political scenario has heated up.Polling for three Rajya Sabha MP seats for Andhra...

BJP MLA Manganlal Shah Passes Away

Manganlal Shah, BJP MLA from Tharali, passed away at a Dehradun hospital on Sunday

Samsung Announces Galaxy S9; to be Available From March 16

Tech-giant Samsung on Sunday launched Samsung Galaxy S9 at Mobile World Congress 2018 here

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea on Sunday

Will File Bail Plea Once Kothari Sent to Jail: Lawyer

Rotomac Pens owner Vikram Kothari's lawyer has said that they would file a bail application once the former was sent to judicial custody.

Winky Lux Unveils its Coffee Make-up Collection

Popular cosmetics brand Winky Lux are well-known for their fragrant flower-filled lip balms and their colour-changing lipsticks.