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Daily Archives: 16th May 2018

Delhi Government Should Promote Multani Language, Culture

The Delhi Government should set up an academy on the lines of the Sindhi Sahitya Academy to promote the rich culture and literature of the Multani community, the Mayor of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Narendra Chawla, has suggested.

BSP President Wins From Kollegal Assembly Constituency, Opens Account in Karnataka

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Karnataka President N Mahesh won from Kollegal assembly constituency in Karnataka Assembly elections. In a historic win, Mahesh defeated Congress’s AR Krishnamurthy with a margin of nearly 19,500 votes and pushed BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) to the third spot. BSP had entered into an alliance with JD(S) Janata Dal (Secular) before the polls

After US, Guatemala Opens its Embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemala on Wednesday opened its embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so.

Javadekar Refutes Horse Trading Allegations

Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) In-charge Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday refuted horse-trading allegations leveled against his party.

No Doubts Over Alliance, Says Kumaraswamy

Ahead of the Janata Dal (Secular) Legislature Party meeting here, chief ministerial candidate H.D. Kumaraswamy confirmed that his party would ally with the Congress Party to put forth the formation of the government in Karnataka.

Cloud Computing Driving Productivity, Profitability of SMBs

A study recently conducted by tech giant Microsoft Corporation and the Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) showed that cloud computing is driving productivity and profitability of small and medium businesses (SMBs).

AIAMA to Support Education of 900 Students This Year

Mysore Oodabathi Manufacturers Charitable Trust, the non-profit wing of All India Agarbathi Manufacturer's Association (AIAMA) has been instrumental in supporting the education of children of members associated with the Agarbathi industry.

Bollywood Beauties Light Cannes red Carpet

The ongoing 71st Cannes Film Festival is witnessing some dazzling fashion moments.

CBI Names Mehul Choksi as Wanted

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed the second charge sheet in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case and named main accused Nirav Modi's uncle Mehul Choksi as 'wanted'.

This Verdict is to Stop BJP’s Ashwamedha Yatra, Says Kumaraswamy

A day after results of the Karnataka assembly polls were announced, probable chief minister candidate of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance H.D. Kumaraswamy opined that the verdict was to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 'Ashwamedha Yatra'.

Police to Question Kejriwal in Chief Secretary Assault Case

The police on May 18 will question Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in connection with the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged assault case.

Some Calories Inflict More Harm Than Others

While it is no secret that there are good calories as well as bad calories, turns out, in the bad category, there are variations too.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Hiked Nationwide

Petrol and diesel prices across the country received a substantial hike, with the former set to cost Rs 75 per litre in the national capital with effect from 6:00 am on Wednesday.

Indonesian Police Headquarters Attacked

The Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead three men after one launched an attack on the police headquarters in Riau province of Indonesia.

India Grants Rs 180.74 Million to Nepal

India will provide Nepal with Rs 180.74 million as a grant for river training and construction of embankments.

SC Dismisses Gayatri Prajapati’s Bail Plea in Rape Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh Minister Gayatri Prajapati who was arrested in a gangrape case.

US Provides USD 44 Million as Assistance for Rohingyas

The United States (US), through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has agreed to provide an additional sum of USD 44 million as humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya refugees.

MP CM Congratulates Residents After Indore Declared Cleanest City

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday congratulated and thanked the residents for their efforts to keep the city clean after Indore and Bhopal were ranked the first and second cleanest cities in Swachh Survekshan 2018.

Sensex, Nifty Plunge in Morning Trade

Market indices saw a significant plunge in Wednesday morning trade, following correction in banks stocks after Punjab National Bank (PNB) reported a massive loss in the fourth quarter of FY 2017-18.

Hyderabad Police Organises pre Ramzan Coordination Meet

In the light of upcoming Ramzan, the South police of Hyderabad have organised pre Ramzan coordination meeting with religious heads, departmental officers, Masjid committee members, Ulema and Mashyaqeen.

Compensation Will be Given to Victims Soon, Says Varanasi District Magistrate

Following the flyover collapse incident, which took place here yesterday, District Magistrate Yogeshwar Mishra on Wednesday said that they are waiting for the findings that will come in an investigation, which is underway.

6 BJP Leaders are in Touch With us, Says Congress Leader

Amid claims of MLAs being swoon by opponents in Karnataka, Congress Party leader MB Patil claimed that six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were in touch with his party.

Guwahati now has India’s First Solar Powered Railway Station

Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power.

Cabinet Approves Central University in Andhra

The Union Cabinet has given its in-principle approval for establishing a Central University by the name of "Central University of Andhra Pradesh".

Andhra Bags two Swachhata Survekshan 2018 Awards

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday won two awards under the Swachhata Survekshan 2018, the government's cleanliness survey.

TISS Mumbai Initiates Disciplinary Action Against 20 Students who Went on Strike for Scholarships...

Most students belong to SC/ST/OBC/Minority/NT-DNT categories and had protested against the TISS administration’s decision to withdraw a fee waiver offered to SC, ST and OBC students, who are eligible for the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS)

‘Kelkkaatha Shabdangal,’ A Book on ‘Unheard Voices’ in Song, Body and Caste by A...

I see the act of controlling the body coming from the tradition of classical music. There's is the question of caste as well as gender, a fear of female bodies in action. It's how music and body are related. Usually, we can see a deep relation between music and body in subaltern music. There's no separation. In this high elite art, there is separation and control of the body

Militants Fired Upon 42 RR Patrolling Party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral

Militants on Wednesday fired upon 42 Rashtriya Rifles patrolling party in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

India’s Exports Witness 5.17percent Surge in April

The Centre on Wednesday reported a 5.17 percent increase in exports for the month of April this year, compared to the same month last year.

BJP Leaders Offered me Ministry, Says Congress’s Amaregouda Bayyapur

Congress leader Amaregouda Linganagouda Patil Bayyapur revealed on Wednesday that he had received lucrative offers from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to switch his allegiance for the latter.

US to Move Ahead With Summit Preparations With North Korea

The United States is said to be moving ahead with its preparations for the scheduled US-North Korean summit on June 12.

US First Lady to be Discharged From Hospital in 2-3 Days

United States First Lady Melania Trump will be discharged from the hospital in two to three days post a successful kidney operation on Monday (local time).

Turkish PM Invites Countries to Join Organization of Islamic Cooperation Emergency Summit

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday invited his counterparts from five countries to join an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the killings of Palestinians at Gaza border in the ongoing clashes with the Israeli army.

Raman Singh Slams Congress During Vikas Yatra

On the third day of his Vikas Yatra, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh slammed Congress and said they only promoted the 'Gareebi Hatao' (remove poverty) chants, however, never did anything for poor people.

Investigation Underway in Varanasi Mishap, Says Official

Following the flyover collapse incident, which took place here on Tuesday, an official appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government said the investigation into the matter was underway.

Re-polling Underway in 568 Panchayat Election Booths in West Bengal

As violence was reported in a number of places during panchayat polls in West Bengal, which was held on May 14, re-polling is being held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.

IMD Issues Thunderstorm Alert in Delhi NCR

After a massive dust storm hit Delhi-NCR early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert.

FIR Against Restaurant Shift Manager After Plastic Found in Burger

An FIR was registered against the shift manager of a leading fast food joint after a customer found a piece of plastic in his burger.

Kolkata Knight Riders Defeat Rajasthan Royals, now one win Away From Play-Offs

Kolkata Knight Riders are now just one win away from qualifying for Indian Premier League's playoffs after they defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets, at Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Whatsapp Facilitates Group Descriptions, Admin Controls

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp announced the rollout of a number of new features for group chats, in a bid to make the platform more interactive and engaging.

54 Bombs Found in Suicide Bomber’s Home in Surabaya

On May 15, the National Police's Densus 88 counterterrorism squad found in a raid a total of 54 pipe bombs at the home of Tri Murtiono.

Sri Lanka to Address Unemployment in the Country, Says Prime Minister

Sri Lankan Prime Minister calls up for filling vacancies in both public and private sector to solve the problem of unemployment in the country.

North Korea Cancels Talks With South Over US Military Drill

North Korea has recently canceled the high-level talks with South Korea due to latter's ongoing military drills with the United States.

European Union Sets out to Salvage Iran Nuclear Deal

The European Union (EU) has taken its first step to help salvage the Iran nuclear deal after the United States exit.

Death Toll in Gaza Protests Rises to 62

The death toll in the recent clashes between the Israel and Palestine at the Gaza Strip has risen to 62.

China’s Xi Meets Ban Ki-moon

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Ban Ki-moon in Chinese capital city Beijing.

Bangladesh SC to Give Verdict on Pleas Challenging Ex-PM’s Bail

Bangladesh's Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Wednesday on the pleas challenging the bail of former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, in connection with the ongoing Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case.

Modigliani’s Nude Painting Auctioned for Over $157 Million

A nude 1917 painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani has become the fourth most expensive artwork to be sold at an auction after it was purchased for a whopping $157.2million.

Rajnath Singh Reviews Development Projects in Union Territories

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the progress of various developmental projects in the Union Territories, including Delhi and Chandigarh, and asked officials to expedite the completion of pending projects.

Mandatory for Students to Answer Roll Call With Jai Hind in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh government has announced that from now onwards, it is mandatory for the school students in the state to answer their roll-call with "Jai Hind".

H.D. Kumaraswamy Will be Next Karnataka CM, Says Siddaramaiah

Outgoing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said H.D. Kumaraswamy would be the next chief minister of the JD-S-led government supported by the Congress in Karnataka.

EC Clears Hubli Dharwad Poll Result in Karnataka

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday cleared the poll result of Karnataka's Hubli Dharwad Assembly constituency, which was held up due to mismatch of actual votes cast and votes reflected on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).

Dust Storm Hits Delhi

A massive dust storm hit the national capital in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Navy Teams Sent to Rajahmundry for Rescue Efforts

A Dornier aircraft with diving teams has been sent to Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, where a boat carrying about 40 people capsized in Godavari river on Tuesday.