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Murder and Attack of Dalits for Sitting Cross-Legged, Dalits Sit Cross-Legged in Social Media

The village is a Dalit populated area with 35 Dalit families and two caste Hindu families. The 'reason' stated for the attack that was carried out by a 15 member armed gang of upper caste people was that the Dalits had refused to present temple honours to a caste Hindu family and had sat cross-legged in front of a caste Hindu. Chandrakumar (45), a caste Hindu objected to this and abused the Dalits for 'insulting' him.

Fans go Berserk Over ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Paramount's upcoming film 'Sonic the Hedgehog', based on the classic SEGA video game of the same name, is ruling the internet.

Ex-diplomat Granted Bail in Espionage Case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted bail to convicted former diplomat Madhuri Gupta in connection with an espionage case. The court will hear...

Chidambaram Gets Protection From CBI Arrest in INX Media Case

Former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was granted interim protection from arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till July 3 in the INX Media Case on Thursday.

South Korean President Likely to Visit Singapore for Summit, Signing Peace Treaty

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is likely to visit Singapore next month to hold a summit with the United States and North Korea.

Andhra Pradesh to use GPS to Curb Menace of Illegal Sand Mining

In an endeavour to curb the menace of illegal sand mining in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Government will be introducing GPS tracking system by July end this year.

Terrorists Attack Army Patrolling Party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara

Terrorists on the wee hours of Thursday attacked an Army's patrolling party in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Trump Regrets Picking Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

Venting out his anger over the Russian meddling probe, United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he rued his decision of picking attorney general Jeff Sessions to head the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Liege Shooting

The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting attack in Belgium's Liege city, which claimed three lives.

China Vows to Retaliate After US Imposes Fresh Tariffs

A day after the United States announced 25 percent tariff on USD 50 billion of Chinese tech goods, China on Wednesday said that it did not want a trade war and remained undeterred.

Hyderabad Traffic Police Arranges Free Parking This Ramazan

In an order to avoid chaos on the roads, the Hyderabad Traffic police has made traffic diversions in the Old City during the holy month of Ramazan.

Indian Defence Ministry Embroiled in Ukraine’s Corruption Investigation, Bofors Deja Vu for India

The discrepency caught attention when Ukranian state-run Spetstechnoexport signed a second pact with Global Marketing SP Ltd. This was 11 months after Spetstechnoexport signed a similar pact with Ministry of Defence (Air Force Headquarters) on November 26, 2014 for supply of spares to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NAB) thinks that Indian Defence officials might have witnessed the sealing of the second deal that was uncalled for.

Top North Korean Official Arrives in New York to Discuss Trump-Kim Meet

The Vice Chairman of North Korea, Kim Yong Chol on Wednesday arrived here, in a bid to revive the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

Trump Signs ‘Right to Try’ Bill for Terminally ill Patients

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a major drug bill called "Right to Try" for terminally ill patients, allowing them to go for experimental medical treatments, which is not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Kim Kardashian West Discusses Prison Reform With Trump

Reality television star Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday met with the United States President Donald Trump for discussing on prison reform.

Organizations Worldwide Turn to Oracle Cloud to Fuel Their Modernization Efforts

Companies and organizations around the globe are rapidly adopting Oracle Cloud solutions. Offering its customers a unique advantage, Oracle is the only provider to deliver a complete cloud portfolio, spanning Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Kendrick Lamar Receives Pulitzer Prize

American rapper Kendrick Lamar, on Wednesday, received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music for his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN.

Odisha Launches Awareness Drive on Child Sexual Abuse

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a state-wide awareness campaign of Odisha Police against child sexual abuse.

Serial Entrepreneur Satyen Kothari Launches Cube Wealth

Cube Wealth, India's first "one app, one minute" service that offers members wealth creation, automated savings, and expense management through an award-winning user-interface was launched in India on Thursday.

Delhi HC Dismisses Plea by Hizbul chief’s son in Terror Funding Case

The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea filed by Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin son Syed Shahid Yusuf in a Hawala terror funding case.

India Among top 4 Users of Tobacco

Tobacco is one of the most common and preferred forms of addiction. Even though scientific evidences have revealed its harmful health effects, the use of tobacco in different forms has seen a dramatic increase, especially in the developing countries.

Balochistan Assembly Passes Resolution Seeking Delay in 2018 Election

The Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution seeking a one-month delay in the upcoming general elections in the province.

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Maharashtra cabinet's Agriculture Minister Pandurang Pundalik Fundkar on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

New Sri Lanka Map to be Released Today

After 18 years, the Sri Lanka Survey Department (SLSD), the national surveying and mapping organization under the Ministry of Land and Land Development have decided to update the geographical map of Sri Lanka.

Chhattisgarh’s Jagargunda Village Gets Electricity After 13 Years

After living in the dark for 13 years, the electricity facility has reached Jagargunda village in Chhattisgarh.

Delhi HC Issues Notice to Government, Private Schools in Excess Fees Case

Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government and private schools in connection with refunding of excess fees.

Bypoll Results 2018

The counting of votes for by-elections to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly constituencies will be held today.

‘Dead’ Russian Journalist Attends Press Conference

A Russian journalist, said to be a critic of Kremlin, appeared at a press conference here on Wednesday merely hours after he was "murdered".

Pakistan Unlawfully Increases Army in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan in violation of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) has increased the presence of the army in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

India, UK Hold Talks on Economic Offenders, Terror Financing

Issues including economic offenders and terror financing were discussed during the third Home Affairs' dialogue between India and the United Kingdom on Wednesday.

US Reports Several Violent Attacks Against Rohingyas Across Myanmar

Regular incidents of violent attacks have been reported against Rohingya Muslims throughout Myanmar in 2017.

Indo-Afghan to Deal With Cross-Border Terrorism From Pakistan

A security meeting was held between India and Afghanistan on Wednesday as the two sides discussed cross-border terrorism from Pakistan.

Snapchat, Tyroo Enter Into a Strategic Partnership in India

Tyroo, a Smile Group company, has forged a strategic partnership with Snapchat as their monetization partner in India. Through this partnership Tyroo will drive ad monetization and infrastructure for Snapchat, fuelling its growth in the APAC region.

Max Bupa Goactive Health Insurance Plan Recognized as Most Innovative Product

Max Bupa - one of India's leading standalone health insurance players - was felicitated with Best Product Innovation and Diversification in the Year award for its innovative and path-breaking digitally enabled offering GoActive Health Insurance Plan.

Pakistan, India Agree to Implement Ceasefire Understanding of 2003

The Director-General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan on Tuesday spoke to each other on the issue of ceasefire violations and terrorist activities among other issues and have agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003, to ensure that ceasefire will not be violated by both sides.

Congress Leader Urges Pranab Mukherjee to Avoid RSS Event

Senior Congress leader C. K. Jaffer Sharief on Tuesday wrote a letter to former President Pranab Mukherjee wherein he requested him to "reconsider and avoid visiting" the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) event scheduled for June 7.

People Facing Brunt of Bank Strike

The two-day nationwide strike called by the public sector employees over wage revision has caused disruption in ATM service and also left the public in distress.

KCR Government to Ensure Measures to Support Farmers in Telangana

In a bid to strengthen the condition of farmers, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao-led state government has decided to provide investment support to rescue the farmers from debt trap.

Jet Airways Grounds Four Pilots for Clicking Selfies on Training Flight

The Jet Airways has grounded four of its crew members for allegedly clicking selfies onboard a training flight on April 19.

Case Registered Against Satyendar Jain Over PWD Creative Team Hiring

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday registered a case against Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain to investigate the allegations of irregularities in the hiring of creative teams in Public Works Department (PWD).

Dairy not Responsible for Childhood Obesity

Turns out, milk and dairy products do not promote childhood obesity, contrary to popular belief.

Young Women at High Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer

Some women at their young age can be at a high lifetime risk of breast cancer.

Rape Case Filed Against BJP MLA From Badaun

A woman from Bareilly has accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar of allegedly raping her.

Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai Promotes Savarkar, Joins the RSS Bandwagon

In 2018, after 4 years of BJP rule, Sardesai's tweet has drawn more criticism that in 2015 possibly because of the boom in Hindutva violence after Modi's coming to power in 2014. Many incidents, especially murder of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities that rose in number, have Hindu fundamentalism that Savarkar preached as its founding principle. This direct link existing, Sardesai's making clear that he is on Savarkar's side has been condemned.

No job is Tough, Says Manju Devi, First Woman Porter of North-west Railways

Defying all odds, Manju Devi became the first woman in the entire North Western Railways to take up the job of a porter (coolie), a profession which is considered as a male bastion.

Madras HC Prohibits Homework for Class 1, 2 Students

Madras High court on Wednesday prohibited from assigning homework to Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) students studying in Class I and Class II.

Delhi Court Grants Chidambaram Protection From Arrest in Aircel-Maxis Case

A Delhi court on Wednesday allowed former Union minister P Chidambaram protection from arrest till June 5 in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

Muslim Labourer Interrogated, Slapped by Fellow Passengers on Train

Momin was asked about the national anthem and even made to sing it. When he was struggling under the barrage of questions from the attackers, he was repeatedly asked if he knew how to perform namaz, the Muslim prayer. When he answered in the positive, he was harassed further, asking how he could know how to do namaz and not know the national anthem or the Prime Minister's name.

Thoothukudi Anti-sterlite Protest Case Transferred to CB-CID

Days after 13 people were killed in the alleged police firing in Thoothukudi during the anti-Sterlite protests, Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) TK Rajendran on Tuesday transferred the case to the Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID).

Tharoor’s Counsel Refused to Speak on Delhi Police Chargesheet in Sunanda Pushkar Case

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's Counsel Vikas Pahwa, on Tuesday, refused to speak on the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in Sunanda Pushkar death case, in which the former has been charged for "abetment to suicide and cruelty".

Delhi HC Directs to Remove News Disclosing Kathua Rape Case Victim’s Identity

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed to remove the news items which disclosed the identity of Kathua rape victim.

JNU Professor Cannot Take Charge as Hostel Warden, Directs Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) professor Atul Kumar Johri, accused of sexually harassing women students, not to take charge as warden of any girls hostel.

Nitish Kumar Appeals for Special Category Status for Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a blog, has highlighted various issues impeding Bihar's development and implored the central government for granting the Special Category Status (SCS) for the state.

NHRC Issues Notice to Form Team to Probe Thoothukudi Incident

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to Director General of Investigation to constitute a four-member team to look into deaths in police firing during anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi.

DMK Protests Over Anti- Sterlite Incident, Demands Chief Minister’s Resignation

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Tuesday demanded Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami resignation over anti- Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district, which claimed 13 lives.

CBSE Class 10th Results Out, Toppers Score 499 out of 500

The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday announced the results for Class 10th.

Akhilesh Yadav Corners Government Over Faulty Electronic Voting Machines

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday lashed out at the government for the alleged failure of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the Monday by-polls and demanded to bring back the ballot paper system.

Air India Hostess Accuses Senior Executive of Sexual Assault

An Air India air hostess has accused a senior executive officer of the national carrier of sexual harassment over the last few years.

EVMs Malfunction in Muslim, Dalit Populated Areas in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra

'Most of the complaints of technical glitches are coming from Dalit- and Muslim-dominated areas. The BJP leaders are adopting every tactic to stop my victory but people will foil their plans,' Hasan said. She submitted a constituency-wise list of over 150 faulty EVMs to the EC.

Apple Working on NFC Tech for Iphones That Unlocks Doors

Apple is reportedly working on making the Near Field Communication (NFC) chip in its iPhones function beyond just contactless payments.

Ahead of the 2019 Elections, Indian Government is Building its own Cambridge Analytica

The government is building a data harvesting, predicting, surveillance tool ahead of the 2019 general elections. The section on Predictive Analysis describes a process by which the Ministry will be able to mould the public perception of the country into a positive one at all times. That is, the Ministry expects the tool to make predictions on headlines of news channels and papers based on the data it previously harvested. It is also supposed to provide a method by which 'nationalistic feelings' can be 'inculcated in the masses.'

Charlie Hebdo Does Another Islamophobic Stunt, Portrays Muslim Student as Monkey

'It is my faith. I shouldn't have to justify myself,' Maryam Pougetoux said.

Swaraj Meets Iranian Counterpart, Discusses Nuclear Deal

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Monday urged all parties involved in the Iran nuclear deal to engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen following the US pulled out of the agreement.

AIADMK Sacks IT Wing Member for Disrespecting Journalists

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday sacked its leader Hari Prabhakaran from all party posts following his tweet disrespecting journalists.

Watson Powers Chennai Super Kings to 3rd Indian Premier League Title

Shane Watson's 117* powered the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title as they defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets, here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

TDP Discusses Resolution Against Centre’s Negligence

On the first day of Mahanadu event, the annual conclave of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), seven resolutions were put for discussion and one of them was against the Central government's negligence in regard to Andhra Pradesh's special category status (SCS).

Date for Meeting With Kim has not Changed, Says Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday talking about his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said, "We're looking at June 12th in Singapore. That hasn't changed."

Patanjali Ties up With BSNL, Launches SIM Cards

After becoming India's most trusted Fast Moving Consumer Goods brand, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali on Sunday entered the telecom sector.

US Loses Track of 1500 Immigrant Children

The United States government couldn't account for nearly 1,500 immigrant children in 2018, However, the federal government believes that it is not 'legally responsible'.

Oommen Chandy Appointed as Andhra Congress In-charge

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy has been appointed as the in-charge of All India Congress Committee (AICC), Andhra Pradesh.

India Summons Pakistan Diplomat Over Gilgit-Baltistan Order

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday summoned Pakistan's Deputy High commissioner Syed Haider Shah and lodged a protest against Pakistan's so-called "Gilgit Baltistan Order 2018".

Adani-run Hospital Debunks Infant Mortality Allegations

Amid media reports suggesting a high death rate of newborns at the G.K. General Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat, its medical director has rejected this charge, saying hospital authorities are cooperating with a state government-appointed panel in the matter.

US Senator Backs NFL National Anthem Policy Protestors

United States Senator Tammy Duckworth on Saturday expressed her support for protesters in wake of the new National Football League (NFL) National Anthem policy.

Torn About Personal Goals? It can Lead to Depression

Many people are often torn about reaching their personal goals at any given cost.

Nepal, Bangladesh to Discuss Trade Barriers

At the fourth commerce secretary-level trade talks, which is scheduled to commence on May 30, Nepal and Bangladesh are to discuss trade facilitation and elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers.

19 CRPF Personnel Injured in Accident due to Stone-pelting

19 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured on Sunday after the vehicle they were traveling in skidded off the road in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar.

Egyptian Court Orders Temporary ban on Youtube

An Egyptian high court has approved a month ban on video-sharing site YouTube on Saturday, over a video that is believed to denigrate the Prophet Mohammad.

3 Dead, 10 Injured in Goregaon’s Commercial Complex Fire

Three persons are declared dead after a fire broke out at Technic Plus One building in Mumbai's Goregaon (west) on Sunday.

5 Taliban Militants Killed in Afghanistan

At least five Taliban insurgents have been killed and three others have been wounded during the operations conducted by the Afghan Special Forces in northern Kunduz province of the war-torn country.

Fuel Prices Continue to Rise for 14th Consecutive day

Driving to work every day is set to burn an even bigger hole in commuters' pockets across the nation as fuel prices were hiked for a 14th straight day on Sunday.