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Daily Archives: 15th May 2018

Congress to Support JD (S) to Form Government in Karnataka

The Congress has announced to support the Janata Dal (Secular) to form the next government in Karnataka.

Netanyahu Praises Trump After US Opens Embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude towards United States President Donald Trump for opening the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Nawaz Sharif Faces Backlash Over 26/11 Remark

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has faced backlash from the country's senators for his recent statement about the Mumbai attacks.

Russia Criticises Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Russia has criticised the inauguration of United States embassy in Israel's Jerusalem, which resulted in the deadly clashes on Gaza strip on Monday.

Turkey Protests US Embassy in Jerusalem, Recall Ambassadors

Hours after the United States embassy in Jerusalem was inaugurated in Israel's Jerusalem, Turkey on Tuesday recalled its ambassadors both to the US and Israel.

Sichuan County Bans Indian Monks From Teaching Wrong Buddhism

A county in China's south-west Sichuan Province has imposed a ban on Indian monks teaching Buddhism on grounds that it could breed separatism.

North, South Korea to Hold Talks on May 16

South and North Korea have agreed to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16, confirmed South Korea's Unification Ministry.

Indian Media Distorted Sharif’s 26/11 Statement, Says Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused Indian media of twisting the remarks of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the 26/11 terror attacks and appealed to members of the National Assembly not to indulge in political gamesmanship and put national security at risk.

Magnum Takes Manish Malhotra to the Mecca of Socialising

A confluence of glamour and fashion - Cannes has always been the centre of it all for the entertainment and fashion industry. Magnum and Manish both personify this melange and show us how to socialise like the stars at the prestigious Cannes.

Suumaya Lifestyle to Enter Capital Market

Mumbai-based Suumaya Lifestyle Limited is planning to enter the capital market by making a public offer up to 76.88 Lakh equity shares of Rs.10.00 each fully paid up for cash at a price of Rs.18.00 per equity share, aggregating to Rs.1383.84 Lakh.

China Applauds Denuclearization of North Korea

China applauded North Korea on Monday for its decision to dismantle the nuclear test site.

Bangladesh Praised for Rohingya aid During United Nations Human Rights Council Review

The 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday saw representatives of 107 member states taking the floor to praise Bangladesh for the way it has dealt with the Rohingya refugee crisis in terms of supplying aid.

13 Militants Killed in Afghanistan

At least thirteen Taliban militants have been killed during separate clashes which erupted in three northern provinces of Afghanistan in the last 24 hours, the country's defense authorities have confirmed.

NIA Court Sentences 18 Convicts to 7 Years Imprisonment in SIMI Camp Case

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday pronounced seven years imprisonment to 18 convicts in connection with 2007 Wagamon SIMI camp case.

Shiv Sena Wants BJP to use Ballot Papers in Polls to Clear Doubts

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inches closer to achieving a majority in the Karnataka Assembly, estranged ally Shiv Sena echoed Opposition's allegations of EVM tampering and pitched for use of ballot papers in elections to clear such doubts.

Indian Army Conducts Snow Clearing Operation in Uttarakhand

Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army conducted a snow-clearing operation on the route to Sikh pilgrimage site Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli district.

HC Issues Notice for Free Education of Underprivileged

Delhi High Court today issued notices to Centre and Delhi government in regard to Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking free education to students belonging to Disadvantaged Group (DG) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

Royal Challengers Bangalore Decimate Kings XI Punjab by 10 Wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore dished out a ruthless performance, as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore on Monday.

Boat Capsizes in Godavari River, 23 Missing, in Andhra Pradesh

A boat carrying around 40 people on Tuesday capsized in Godavari River in Andhra Pradesh.

AIFF U-18 Youth League Finals to Begin Tomorrow

The national finals of the AIFF U-18 Youth League gets underway in Shillong on Wednesday and fierce competition is expected, with teams bring forth their best talent to the stage.

Google Drive Gets new Storage Plans, Reduced Prices

Google wants you to go beyond the default 15GB free storage. The company has launched a new set of plans nicknamed Google One which offer you more storage.

Telangana CM Proposes to Introduce new Insurance Scheme for Farmers

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday proposed to introduce a new insurance scheme for the benefit of farmers.

No Decision can be Taken Until Final Result, Says Kharge

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks set to win the Karnataka assembly elections 2018, Congress senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday said that no concrete decision can be taken until the end of the counting.

Siddaramaiah Submits Resignation to Governor

Incumbent Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday submitted his resignation to the state Governor Vajubhai Vala ahead of the final declaration of Karnataka assembly result.

UP Farmers Suffer Loss of Mango Crop

Apart from inflicting loss of lives and properties, the recent thunderstorm has also destroyed the mango harvest in northern India.

Notice Issued to CBI on Journalist Upendra Rai Bail Plea

A Delhi Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the bail plea of journalist Upendra Rai, who is under arrest for his alleged involvement in dubious financial transactions.

Three Arrested for Raping Dalit Woman

Three men were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly gang-raping a 25-year-old woman, belonging to Rewsa in Uttar Pradesh.

NIA Files Charge Sheets in Hindu Leader, Pastor Murder Cases

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed two separate charge sheets against 15 accused in the killings of pastor Sultan Masih and Hindu leader Amit Sharma.

SC Holds Sidhu Guilty in 1988 Road Rage Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu in the 1988 road rage case.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked

The petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 17 paise a litre and 21 paise per litre respectively across the country on Monday.

IMD Issues 3-day Weather Warning for Andhra Pradesh

After strong winds hit parts of Northern India yesterday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a fresh warning for heavy rains for the next three days in Andhra Pradesh.

Chidambaram Rubbishes Charge Against Tharoor as Absurd

A day after the Delhi police, in their chargesheet, named senior Congress Party leader Shashi Tharoor for abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram rubbished the charge, calling it "absurd."

Israel Massacres Palestinians in Gaza While Ivanca Trump Opens US Embassy in Jerusalem

As Ivanca Trump, Unites States (US) President Donald Trump's daughter, celebrated the US embassy's location shift to Jerusalem, Israeli armed forces massacred Palestinians in Gaza. At least 52 people were murdered and over 2500, including women, children and journalists were injured in the ghastly attack. In December 2017, US President Donald Trump had recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move that outraged Palestinians and was criticised heavily by other nations of the world

Centre Failed to Address Basic Needs of Nation, Says Chidambaram

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday cited a report by a social media platform to remark that all the Central ministries dealing with the basic and essential concerns of the common people have failed.

Narendra Modi Government Spent Rs. 4,343 Crore on Publicity

A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that the Narendra Modi government spent a gargantuan Rs. 4,343 crore (43,430 million) on advertisements and publicity so far. Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali procured the information from Bureau of Outreach and Communication

Moneeza Hashmi Denied Permission to Speak at Media Summit in New Delhi

Moneeza Hashmi, media person, activist and daughter of renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz was denied permission to speak at the 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi, India by the Government of India. The event that was organized by Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development was hosted by the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) and was held on 10-12 May 2018. Moneeza Hashmi is one of the leading advocates of peace between Pakistan and India. She was officially invited to the event but was later denied permission due to the intervention of the Ministry of I&B, according to reports

Kamal Haasan Invites Stalin, Rajnikanth for Meeting to Discuss Cauvery dispute

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Monday met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin in Chennai and invited him for an 'all-party meeting' to discuss the ongoing Cauvery dispute on May 19.

Counting of votes for the Karnataka Assembly Polls Begins

Counting of votes for the Karnataka state assembly election began. Elections were held on Saturday in 222 out of 224 assembly constituencies in 58,546 polling stations in the state.

Adequate Security Deployed for Fair Counting, Says EC Chief

The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Om Prakash Rawat, on Tuesday, gave reassurances over questions pertaining to security arrangements at the various counting centers in Karnataka.