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Two Naxals Killed in Encounter in Sukma

Two Naxals including a woman has been killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Saturday.

Pastors Manhandled in Kanyakumari

Two pastors were allegedly physically and verbally abused and forcefully smeared with holy ash by some miscreants inside Arulmigu Mutharamman Temple in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari town.

Delhi Couple Found Dead at Residence

A 55-year-old man and his wife were found dead in a suspicious condition at their house in Zakir Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.

Commonwealth Leaders Commit $4.1 Billion to Halve Malaria by 2023

In the culmination of a week of focus on a disease at a crossroads, the 53 leaders of Commonwealth nations committed to halve the burden of malaria across the Commonwealth within five years.

Newly-wed Woman Killed in Alleged Robbery in UP

A newly-wed woman was shot dead by some miscreants in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Friday in what appears to be a robbery-gone-wrong case.

Reliance Registers 17.3 Percent Hike in Quarterly net Profit

Reliance Industries announced record net profit for the fourth quarter, clocked at Rs. 9,435 crores, primarily backed by favourable outcomes in the refining and petrochemical business.

Paytm Introduces Tap Card Offline Payments Solution

One97 Communications Limited, the owner of digital payment major, Paytm, announced the launch of its offline payments solution - the Paytm Tap Card, in line with the company's vision to provide seamless payments solutions for non-internet customers.

Koinex Launches Crypto-to-crypto Trading

Koinex, a digital assets exchange, commenced crypto-crypto trading at zero cost on their web and mobile platforms with the launch of 15 pairs of tokens which will be available for trading right from the start.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 April Update

Tech giant Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 update, which will begin to become available for download on April 30 and start to roll out to Windows 10 PCs worldwide on May 8.

Indian Consumers Receptive to Automated Operations

A recent study conducted by Adobe noted that Indian consumers are showing a preference for automation and non-human interactions with brands.

India Wins South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament

India has won the South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament and defeated host Nepal in the finals in Lalitpur on Friday.

Trump, Merkel Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

United States President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during the latter's one-day working trip to Washington.

Trump May go to Jerusalem for Embassy Opening

United States President Donald Trump is likely to visit Israel the month to attend the inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Trump Deserves Nobel Peace if North Korea Denuclearises, Says US Senator

US Senator Lindsey Graham on Friday pitched for awarding a Nobel Peace Prize to United States President Donald Trump if he successfully negotiated the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Stormy Daniels' Lawsuit Delayed for 90 Days

California judge James Otero has temporarily put a hold on porn star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against United States President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen for 90 days.

Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Delayed for 90 Days

California judge James Otero has temporarily put a hold on porn star Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against United States President Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen for 90 days.

One Direction Fans go Gaga Over British Royal Baby's Name

The fans of One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, went gaga over the royal baby's name, who has been named Louis Arthur Charles became the namesake of someone from One Direction.

One Direction Fans go Gaga Over British Royal Baby’s Name

The fans of One Direction, an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, went gaga over the royal baby's name, who has been named Louis Arthur Charles became the namesake of someone from One Direction.

9 Children Killed in Knife Attack in Chinese School

At least nine students were stabbed to death at a middle school in China's Shaanxi province.

Nadda Directs States to Enhance Preparedness Against Vector-borne Diseases

With the monsoon season inching closer, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda directed all states to be well prepared by May end to tackle vector-borne diseases.

Rahul Gandhi Visits Mysuru's Suttur Mutt

Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi visited the Suttur Mutt in Mysuru on Friday evening.

Rahul Gandhi Visits Mysuru’s Suttur Mutt

Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi visited the Suttur Mutt in Mysuru on Friday evening.

Mega Block on Central Railway Tomorrow

The Central Railway (CR) has planned mega block on main and harbour line for carrying out maintenance work tomorrow.

Manufacturing Sector Will Soon own 20 Percent Share of GDP

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said the contribution of India's manufacturing sector to the national gross domestic product (GDP) would increase to 20 percent in the coming months.

Journey was not Easy, Says UPSC Topper

Durishetty Anudeep, the topper of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination 2017 explained that his journey to crack the civil services examination was not an easy one.

Indigo President Aditya Ghosh Resigns, Rahul Bhatia Named Interim CEO

InterGlobe Aviation, the operator of the budget carrier, IndiGo airlines, announced that Aditya Ghosh, the President and whole-time Director of IndiGo has stepped down.

Dharmendra Pradhan Bats for Comprehensive Skill Development

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan urged that a comprehensive approach be adopted towards skill development in the country.

Amit Shah Accuses Siddaramaiah Government of Pocketing Funds

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led state government of "pocketing" the funds pumped into the state by the Centre.

Nadiya Shafi, Video Reporter From Srinagar Wins the Martha Farrell Award

Video reporter Nadiya Shafi has won this year's Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment. The journalist from Srinagar won the award that carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.50 lakh for her commitment towards gender equality while constantly challenging the patriarchal norms of her hometown

13 More Children Dead in Uttar Pradesh, CM Adityanath Asks Protestors To 'Stop Drama'

In another incident of serious lapse from the part of government and railways, 13 more school children died in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. Subsequent social media reports said that Chief Minister Adityanath asked the protesting crowd not to stage 'drama' when he was questioned regarding the incident.

13 More Children Dead in Uttar Pradesh, CM Adityanath Asks Protestors To ‘Stop Drama’

In another incident of serious lapse from the part of government and railways, 13 more school children died in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning. Subsequent social media reports said that Chief Minister Adityanath asked the protesting crowd not to stage 'drama' when he was questioned regarding the incident.

SC Stays Kathua Rape, Murder Case Trial Till May 7

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till May 7 the trial of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case before the Sessions judge.

Centre Seeks Extension to Draft Scheme for Cauvery Management Board Formation

The centre on Friday sought an extension of two weeks from Supreme Court, in order to frame a draft scheme for the formation Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

50 Indian Players Picked for ACG-NBA Jump Final

The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday announced that the National Finals of the third ACG-NBA Jump, India's national basketball talent search programme, will take place at the NBA Academy India from May 3 to May 4.

Portuguese National Arrested With Cocaine in Chennai

A joint team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a Portuguese national with three kgs of cocaine at Chennai Airport on Friday.

Dawood's Aide Tariq Parveen Arrested

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's aide, Tariq Parveen was arrested on Friday in connection with the Sara Sahara illegal shopping complex case South Mumbai.

Dawood’s Aide Tariq Parveen Arrested

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's aide, Tariq Parveen was arrested on Friday in connection with the Sara Sahara illegal shopping complex case South Mumbai.

GST Collection at Rs.7.19 Lakh Crore From August 2017 to March 2018

The government mobilised Rs.7.19 lakh crore from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from August 2017 to March 2018, according to the Ministry of Finance.

Swiggy Expands Footprints, Launches Operations in Nagpur

Largest food ordering and delivery platform, Swiggy, will expand its services here, offering customers better restaurant choices and variety at the touch of a button.

CBI Court Convicts Gondwana Ispat, Director in Coal Block Allocation Case

A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday convicted Gondwana Ispat Ltd and its director Ashok Daga for misrepresenting facts for allocation of a coal block in Maharashtra.

The Importance of Encouraging Curiosity in Kids

Turns out, parents can do a lot to ensure the academic success of children in the later stages of life.

Winter Blues, not Just Psychological!

Turns out, winter months don't just affect people's mood but also their health, a new research has stated.

I-T Department Attaches Tej Pratap Yadav's Property Under Benami Property Act

Under the provision of Benami Property Transaction Act, the Income Tax (I-T) department on Friday attached 7,105 square feet of land in Patna's Sheikhpura district, registered in the name of a factory belonging to Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap Yadav.

I-T Department Attaches Tej Pratap Yadav’s Property Under Benami Property Act

Under the provision of Benami Property Transaction Act, the Income Tax (I-T) department on Friday attached 7,105 square feet of land in Patna's Sheikhpura district, registered in the name of a factory belonging to Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap Yadav.

HC Dismisses Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convict Nalini's Early Release Plea

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the petition of S. Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case, seeking premature release.

HC Dismisses Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case Convict Nalini’s Early Release Plea

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed the petition of S. Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case, seeking premature release.

Notice Issued to Azam Khan for Buying Land Illegally

Rampur Revenue Council on Friday issued a notice to Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, Azam Khan after he allegedly bought a land for Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur district assigned to Schedule Castes.

Mumbai University Appoints new Vice Chancellor After 8 Months

The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, CH. Vidyasagar Rao appointed Dr Suhas Raghunath Pednekar as the Vice Chancellor of the Mumbai University at Raj Bhavan on Friday following the results fiasco.

DGCA Sees Problem in Autopilot Mode

The civil aviation regulator on Friday said the technical glitch developed in the aircraft carrying Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and his team members was due to a snag of autopilot mode.

Pune Couple Sells Jewellery to Help Soldiers in Siachen

An elderly couple from Pune sold their jewellery to help build an oxygen plant for the soldiers protecting us in the frigid weather of Siachen.

7 Naxals Killed in Encounter in Chhattisgarh

Seven Naxals were killed in an encounter with the security forces near Penta village of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday.

How Do You Sleep At Night, Omar Abdulla?

One person among the audience took the microphone to ask 'How do you sleep at night?' during the question hour. He was shaming Abdulla for his close ties with ruling right wing Hindu party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India

New Approach to Help Vulnerable old People in Hospitals

A new approach has been developed to identify frail, old people in the hospital.

Nadal Eyes Semi-final Berth in Barcelona Open

World number one Rafael Nadal will continue his quest for a record 11th Barcelona Open title when he squares off against Slovakia's Martin Klizan in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event here on Friday.

Windies eye Another World Cup Success

After the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the fixture for 2019 World Cup, West Indies skipper Jason Holder has said that his side wants to not only feature in another Lord's final but also lift the coveted trophy once again.

Congress Manifesto is People's Mann Ki Baat, Says Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders on Friday launched party's manifesto for upcoming state assembly elections.

Congress Manifesto is People’s Mann Ki Baat, Says Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders on Friday launched party's manifesto for upcoming state assembly elections.

Major Fire Breaks out in Ludhiana Factory, 100 Fire Tenders Used

The fire fighting operations are still underway to douse the fire which had broken out in a garment factory at Bahadur Ke Road in Punjab's Ludhiana in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Three Family Members Killed Over Property Feud in Delhi

Three members of a family were murdered over a property dispute in New Delhi's Model Town area.

A tip to Bring Serious Health Reforms

Turns out, proper taxing could bring a health revolution which can benefit human beings to a huge extent.

Bill Cosby Guilty of Sexual Assault

American stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby on Thursday (local time) has been found guilty by a Pennsylvania jury, in connection with aggravated indecent assault against a woman in 2004 in a high-stakes retrial.

Avicii Could not go any Longer, Wanted to Find Peace

The family of prominent Swedish musician Avicii, who was found dead last week, have released a second statement, saying that the "fragile" famed DJ could not go any longer and wanted to find peace.

KPIT, Oracle India to Drive Transworld Group's Digital Transformation Project

Global shipping and logistics conglomerate Transworld Group announced its digital transformation project, "Innovation in Motion", driven by Oracle India and KPIT Technologies.

KPIT, Oracle India to Drive Transworld Group’s Digital Transformation Project

Global shipping and logistics conglomerate Transworld Group announced its digital transformation project, "Innovation in Motion", driven by Oracle India and KPIT Technologies.

Western Diets: Blessings in Disguise!

Turns out, various western diets could help fine-tune digestion and nutrient absorption.

This Skin Disease is not That Bad, After All!

The therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque, a new research has found.

Woman Forced to Consume Alcohol, Gang-raped in Greater Noida

A woman was allegedly gang-raped by the driver of a cab and a co-passenger in Greater Noida on Thursday night.

Terrorists Attack Joint Military Camp, no Casualties Reported

Terrorists attacked a joint camp of army and Central Reserve Police Force in Tahab area of Pulwama district on Friday.

Google Celebrates Mahadevi Varma With Doodle

Google on Friday celebrated Hindi poet, freedom fighter, woman's rights activist and educationist Mahadevi Varma through its doodle

Cash Crunch Will Negatively Affect Growth Rate, Says Chandrababu Naidu

Amid a furore over a reported cash crunch, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said currency shortage will have a negative impact on the growth rate and society.

Woman Dies After Being Thrashed by In-laws

A woman died after being allegedly thrashed by in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli.

AIIMS Resident Doctor's Association Goes on Indefinite Strike

Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) went on an indefinite strike demanding immediate removal of a faculty member who allegedly assaulted a resident doctor.

AIIMS Resident Doctor’s Association Goes on Indefinite Strike

Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) went on an indefinite strike demanding immediate removal of a faculty member who allegedly assaulted a resident doctor.

Mobile Manufacturing Industry to Touch Rs.132, 000 Crores by 2018 end

The Indian mobile manufacturing industry is expected to touch Rs 1, 32, 000 crores by the end of 2018, Union Minister, of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday.

BankBazaar to Hire 800 Personnel in FY19

BankBazaar.com, an online financial marketplace, aims to clock 400 million visits in FY19 and is also looking to hire around 800 new employees across its locations in the current financial year.

35.3 Lakh new Payrolls Generated From September-February

The NITI Aayog on Thursday claimed that 35.3 lakh new payrolls were generated between September 2017 and February 2018 from the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), and the Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

Longines Launches Roland-Garros Junior Wild-card Competition

In a bid to promote clay-court tennis in India, French Tennis Federation (FFT) along with one of the world's leading watchmakers, Longines launched the fourth Indian edition of the newly-named Roland-Garros Junior Wild-Card Competition in New Delhi.

Conditional Boycott Insufficient for Improving Indo-Pak Relations, Says Gambhir

In the wake of rising ceasefire violations by Pakistan, veteran Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir opined that conditional boycott would not be enough for improving India-Pakistan relations.

Nine Teenagers Dead in Israel Flash Flood

In a tragic incident, at least nine Israeli teenagers have been killed and one is missing after a flash flood swept them away on Thursday while they were hiking near the Dead Sea.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Crosses Into South Korea for Historic Talks

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the southern side of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) to hold talks and meet the rival South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first time a North Korean leader has stepped into the territory since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.