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UN Security Council Approves 30-day Syria Ceasefire Resolution

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire resolution in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

Andhra Signs 77 MoUs at Partnership Summit

The Andhra Pradesh government has signed a total of 77 MoUs worth Rs.31,546 crore investment with various companies at the CII Partnership Summit here.

Olive Ridley Turtles Flock to Rushikulya for Mass Nesting

Lakhs of endangered Olive Ridley turtles flocked the Rushikulya river mouth for their annual mass nesting in Odisha's Ganjam district.

Chandrababu Naidu Aims to Make Andhra 'top Investment Destination'

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said the state will be among the top three investment destinations in India by 2022, the top destination by 2029 and the preferred destination, among the top five in the world by 2050.

Chandrababu Naidu Aims to Make Andhra ‘top Investment Destination’

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said the state will be among the top three investment destinations in India by 2022, the top destination by 2029 and the preferred destination, among the top five in the world by 2050.

Don't let Bangladesh Slip Into Dark era of Post-1975: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the people to prevent the nation from falling back into a period of dark era which was witnessed in the country post 1975.

Don’t let Bangladesh Slip Into Dark era of Post-1975: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the people to prevent the nation from falling back into a period of dark era which was witnessed in the country post 1975.

Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi's Passports Revoked

Passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been revoked, according to the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s Passports Revoked

Passports of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been revoked, according to the sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Global Business Summit 2018: SRK at his Wittiest Best

In the trademark Shah Rukh Khan style, the 52-year-old Bollywood actor took centre stage on the second day of ongoing ET Global Business Summit 2018

Cape Town T20I: Bowlers Help India Take Series

Indian bowlers, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar held their nerves and helped India eke out a narrow seven-run win against a spirited South Africa and take the T20 series 2-1 at the Newlands here on Saturday.

RBI Sets April 30 Deadline for Banks to Link CBS With SWIFT

In a bid to tighten internal controls in the banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to integrate SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) with its core banking solutions (CBS) by April 30.

Bollywood Mourns Sudden Demise of Sridevi

The news of the demise of Bollywood actress Sridevi has left the entertainment fraternity in a deep state of shock.

China Asks US to 'Withdraw' N Korean Sanctions

China on Saturday asked the United States to "withdraw" the sanctions imposed on North Korea.

China Asks US to ‘Withdraw’ N Korean Sanctions

China on Saturday asked the United States to "withdraw" the sanctions imposed on North Korea.

Sridevi Passes Away

In a major jolt to Bollywood industry, actress Sridevi passed away on Sunday.

Army Chiefs Shouldn't be Allowed to Join Politics for 5 Years Post Retirement

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that Army chiefs should be allowed to join politics only after a gap of five years following their retirement.

Army Chiefs Shouldn’t be Allowed to Join Politics for 5 Years Post Retirement

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that Army chiefs should be allowed to join politics only after a gap of five years following their retirement.

Pune man build toilets out of thermocol

Amid the Centre's efforts towards making India Open Defection Free (ODF), a man from Pune has been contributing to it in a unique way by building toilets out of thermocol

Papon Steps Down of Reality Show as Judge

Bollywood singer Angarag Papon Mahanta on Saturday decided to step down as a judge of the reality show 'Voice of India Kids 2018', after being criticized for allegedly kissing a minor girl.

E-Way Bill for Inter-State Goods From Apr 1, Suggests Sushil Modi

Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister of Bihar, Sushil Modi on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) e-way bill should be mandatory from April 1, 2018.

Nepal Govt Begins Informal Talks With Madhesh-Based Parties

Nepal's newly formed government has started informal talks with Madhesh-based parties whose demands of constitution amendment has remained on board ever since they raised it at the time of its' promulgation in 2015.

Indian Eves aim T20I Series win Against Proteas

The Indian women cricket team will look to create history when they take on South Africa in the fifth and final T20I at the Newlands here on Saturday.

CII Partnership Summit Begins Today in Vizag

The third Partnership Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will begin on Saturday, with over 2,000 delegates attending the meet.

'EVM Machines Working Smoothly in Kolaras, Mungaoli' Informs Saleena Singh

The Chief Election Officer of Madhya Pradesh Saleena Singh on Saturday informed that about 17 machines in Kolaras and 15 machines in Mungaoli were not working properly during the mock drill.

‘EVM Machines Working Smoothly in Kolaras, Mungaoli’ Informs Saleena Singh

The Chief Election Officer of Madhya Pradesh Saleena Singh on Saturday informed that about 17 machines in Kolaras and 15 machines in Mungaoli were not working properly during the mock drill.

Unable to Clear Dues, 'Helpless' Mehul Choksi Writes to Employees

Owner of Gitanjali Gems, Mehul Choksi, expressed his "helplessness" in a letter to his employees, stating that he would be unable to clear their dues in lieu of the ongoing probe in the 1.77 billion dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Unable to Clear Dues, ‘Helpless’ Mehul Choksi Writes to Employees

Owner of Gitanjali Gems, Mehul Choksi, expressed his "helplessness" in a letter to his employees, stating that he would be unable to clear their dues in lieu of the ongoing probe in the 1.77 billion dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Bomb Explosion Hits Kabul

A suicide bombing occurred in Kabul's PD 9 in Shashdarak area on Saturday morning, left at least one person dead and six others wounded, confirmed the country's Ministry of Interior.

Papon Alleged Assault: Maha Govt. Asks Mumbai Police to Investigate Matter

Amidst the controversy concerning singer Angarag Papon Mahanta's alleged sexual assault on a minor girl, Minister of State Women and Child Welfare Vidya Thakur on Saturday directed the Mumbai police to investigate the matter.

Bomb Explosions hit Myanmar's Rakhine State

A series of four bomb explosions occurred on Saturday in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state

Bomb Explosions hit Myanmar’s Rakhine State

A series of four bomb explosions occurred on Saturday in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state

Instagram's global community team to be eliminated

The global promoter segment of popular photo and video sharing app, Instagram, will soon be dissolved, the makers said.

Instagram’s global community team to be eliminated

The global promoter segment of popular photo and video sharing app, Instagram, will soon be dissolved, the makers said.

Madhya Pradesh By-polls: Voting Underway

The voting for By-polls in two key assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh - Mungaoli and Kolaras is underway. Both the seats, which are part of Shivpuri and Ashoknagar respectively, fall into the Scindia bastion.

Dropped out of Middle School at 14: Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar-winning star Jennifer Lawrence has opened up about dropping out of middle school to pursue her acting career.

18 Killed in Somalia Twin Suicide car Blasts

At least 18 people were killed and 20 others were injured in twin suicide car bomb blasts, followed by continuous gunfire here on Friday

MP Bypolls: Election Commission Censures BJP Lawmaker

The Election Commission has censured Madhya Pradesh Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia for violating model code of conduct ahead of the upcoming bypolls in the state

Stephen Fry Recovering From Prostate Cancer Surgery

British comedian and TV presenter Stephen Fry in a video has revealed that he had been suffering from prostate cancer and underwent a surgery last month to have his prostate removed

Chhattisgarh to Electrify all Households by September

The Chhattisgarh government is aiming to provide power supply to every household by September 2018

Trump Announces new Sanctions on North Korea

United States President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on North Korea, specifically targeting the country's shipping and trading companies, in a move to further isolate the communist country economically

Ice Stupa of Ladakh Solving Water Crisis

An innovative humanmade artificial ice stupa (pillar) has been created in Leh to conserve winter waste water to address the water scarcity during spring

Telangana Villages to get Drinking Water by March end

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday assured to provide drinking water to all the villages in the state by March 31

Easier to do Business in India Than China: Trump Jr.

On the development of luxury real estate projects in India, Trump Jr. stated that his business brought "authentic and truly global luxury" to India

US Teachers say #ArmMeWith Resources, not Guns

Teachers across the United States have come up with an innovative campaign to reject President Donald Trump's controversial proposal of arming teachers with concealed guns and weapons.

Delhi Court to Resume Hearing in Sikh Genocide Case

A Delhi court will on Saturday continue the hearing in 1984 Sikh genocide case against its prime accused Congress leader Jagdish Tytler

PM Favored Private Diamond Firms Against PSUs: Congress

The Congress has accused the Centre of favouring private diamond companies over public-sector units (PSUs) in getting foreign deals.

US new H-1B Visa Measure Likely to hit Indian Firms

The Donald Trump administration on Friday announced a new measure, making the approval of H-1B visa more tougher, in a move that is likely to hit various Indian firms in the United States

16 Babies die at State-run Sishu Gruh in a Month

At least 16 newborn babies of the government-run Sishu Gruha, a safety home for infants in Telangana's Nalgonda district, died within a span of one month

BJP MLA Tries to Spark Controversy With 'Produce more children' Rhetoric to Hindus

In yet another attempt to spark controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that Hindus should not stop producing children until a law for population control comes into existence

BJP MLA Tries to Spark Controversy With ‘Produce more children’ Rhetoric to Hindus

In yet another attempt to spark controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that Hindus should not stop producing children until a law for population control comes into existence

Gucci Turbans Face Backlash From Sikhs

Luxury fashion brand Gucci is facing a backlash from people after it adorned white models with traditional Sikh turbans down the ramp in their brand's Fall 2018 fashion week

Bypoll: Election Commission Advises Madhya Pradesh CM to be Cautious While Making Speeches

The Election Commission has advised the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to be more careful while making speeches

ISL: Chennaiyin to Take on Resurgent Blasters in Crucial tie

Kerala Blasters will look to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they welcome their Southern rivals Chennaiyin FC in their Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Friday

Trudeau Inspects Guard of Honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday inspected a guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here

Fire Breaks out at Chemical Factory in Hyderabad, Rescue ops on

A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory in Hyderabad's Jeedimetla industrial area, early on Friday morning

National Inclusion Cup: Vidarbha men Beat Mumbai to Enter Finals

Vidarbha men's football team booked their place in the finals of the 2018 National Inclusion Cup after sweeping aside Mumbai 4-2 in their last-four clash here last evening

Weinstein Apologises for Invoking Names of JLaw, Streep in Lawsuit

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is sorry he invoked names of actors Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence in a recent legal defense

Uttarakhand man Sets Eecord by Creating World's Smallest Pencil

A man has set a record by creating the world's smallest pencil in Uttarakhand's Haldwani

Uttarakhand man Sets Eecord by Creating World’s Smallest Pencil

A man has set a record by creating the world's smallest pencil in Uttarakhand's Haldwani

Man Kills Class 11 Student Outside School in Madhya Pradesh

A 16-year-old girl was hacked to death with a sword outside her school at Kotma village in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district.

Burqa-Clad Women Playing Board Game at Mecca's Mosque Spark Controversy

A photo of four Burqa-clad women playing a board game in the premises of Mecca's holy mosque went viral on social media and has sparked online controversy across Saudi Arabia

Burqa-Clad Women Playing Board Game at Mecca’s Mosque Spark Controversy

A photo of four Burqa-clad women playing a board game in the premises of Mecca's holy mosque went viral on social media and has sparked online controversy across Saudi Arabia

Kylie Jenner's Tweet Cost Snapchat $1.5 Billion

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, one of social media's most prominent influencers, has sent shares of Snap Inc. down more than six percent - apparently - with just one tweet.

Kylie Jenner’s Tweet Cost Snapchat $1.5 Billion

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, one of social media's most prominent influencers, has sent shares of Snap Inc. down more than six percent - apparently - with just one tweet.

Polarisation Tactics Continue: Mathura Walls Painted Saffron Ahead of CM Adityanath's Visit

In yet another shot at polarisation in the state by inciting communal sentiments, the buildings and walls of Mathura are getting a touch of saffron. This is ahead of Chief Minister Adityanath's visit to the city to participate in the Lathmar Holi, a Hindu festival.

Polarisation Tactics Continue: Mathura Walls Painted Saffron Ahead of CM Adityanath’s Visit

In yet another shot at polarisation in the state by inciting communal sentiments, the buildings and walls of Mathura are getting a touch of saffron. This is ahead of Chief Minister Adityanath's visit to the city to participate in the Lathmar Holi, a Hindu festival.

Nepal to Hold Presidential Elections Next Month

The Election Commission (EC) of Nepal on Thursday announced that the elections for the new president will be held on March 13

Armed Officer at School did not Enter Building During Shooting

The armed officer who was stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida did not enter the school during last week's deadly shooting, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced on Thursday

Electricity Reaches Elephanta Caves After 70 Years of Independence

After 70 years of Independence power supply has finally reached Elephanta Caves near Mumbai

North Korea to Send Delegation for Closing Ceremony of Pyeongchang Games

North Korea will send a high-level delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games which is scheduled for Sunday

Woman Burnt Alive in Uttar Pradesh, Dies

A woman was allegedly burnt to death by unidentified miscreants in Bara Sagwar area of Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district

Saudi, China, Turkey Block US Move Against Pakistan on Terror Watch List

China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have joined hands to block a move by United State President Donald Trump's administration to place Pakistan on an international terror-financing watch list

Mass Cheating: 61 Arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) R Pandey said the students were present in examination hall with their answer sheets but 61 people were found solving their papers in a nearby residence

MP: Congress Workers Accuse Police of Lathicharge

Congress members on Thursday staged a protest in Kolaras village of Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district alleging they were lathicharged by the police.

Meet the top 10 Chinese Self-Made Billionaires!

China is home to 10 percent of the world's almost 2,400 billionaires. However, 94 percent of them are self-made billionaires, according to a latest report from Wealth-X

Canada Flew Celebrity Restaurateur to India at Taxpayer's Expense for Trudeau

The Government of Canada flew Vancouver celebrity restaurateur and Chef Vikram Vij to India at the expense of taxpayer's money to cook for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other ministers

Canada Flew Celebrity Restaurateur to India at Taxpayer’s Expense for Trudeau

The Government of Canada flew Vancouver celebrity restaurateur and Chef Vikram Vij to India at the expense of taxpayer's money to cook for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other ministers

ICAI Issues Notice to PNB, Gitanjali Gems Auditors

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has issued Show Cause Notices to the auditors of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Gitanjali Gems in connection with the Rs. 11300 crore Nirav Modi scam

MLAs Fear 'Spirits' Haunting Rajasthan Assembly, Demand 'Yagya'

Stating that Rajasthan Assembly building was haunted, the MLAs on Thursday demanded a 'yagya' - a Hindu ritual performed by priests - in what they believe to be an attempt to exorcise spirits.