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Daily Archives: 21st May 2018

Veerashaiva Mahasabha Writes to Kumaraswamy for Cabinet Ministerial Berth

All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha on Monday wrote to Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy requesting him to appoint their national president Shamanur Shivashankarappa as the Home Minister of the state.

Kumaraswamy Meets Sonia, Rahul in Delhi

Two-day before his swearing-in ceremony, Karnataka's chief minister-elect HD Kumaraswamy on Monday met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi in the national capital.

Account Tweeting Anti-Hindu Messages Found to be Fake

A Twitter account with a Muslim name that was cited by many as a security threat is fake, it has been found. In yet another incident of hate speech propaganda through fake accounts, the account named Muhammad Zeeshan was widely discussed and the tweets from the account were even called 'an open threat to run riot if Modi loses 2019 election' by seasoned fake news propagators.

Google Assistant to Alert Human-sounding Duplex Calls are Recorded

Google's new AI-based software called Duplex has drawn a lot of criticism for being too human than it should have been. Now Google is aiming to correct what it has constructed.

Dimapur Municipal Council Initiates Cleaner, Greener Dimapur City

The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) has initiated to transform the commercial hub of Nagaland, Dimapur under the "Cleaner, Greener and a Healthy Dimapur with Community Participation" initiative.

Kumaraswamy Trashed Resentment Within Congress Over Alliance

Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy on Monday refuted the reports of resentment within the Congress party over its alliance with Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S), while calling it bogus and fake.

Massive Cache of Weapons, Explosives Recovered in Quetta

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) recovered a massive cache of weapons and explosives during a raid in Kili Barat area of Quetta.

Brahmos Successfully Test-fired Under Life Extension Program

India on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos cruise missile under life extension program along the Odisha coast.

Shawn Mendes to Perform Youth for gun Violence Victims

Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes will perform his song "Youth" at the Billboard Music Awards, as a tribute to those affected by gun violence.

Milos Raonic Pulls out of French Open

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic, who is currently battling with a knee injury, has withdrawn from the second major of the season--the French Open.

Use of Artifical Intelligence in Defence Forces a key Challenge, Says Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said one of the key challenges facing the country's defence forces is how to apply and use Artifical Intelligence (AI), at a time when there is a lack of infrastructure to support it.

UK Ready to Invest in Artificial intelligence for Early Cancer Detection

Artificial intelligence or AI is already growing from predicting your shopping choices to aiding in larger industries including medicine. Now, the UK government has reportedly agreed to invest in the technology to spot cancer.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wins Re-election

Caracas:Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on May 20.The results were announced by the National Electoral...

Teensafe app Exposes Thousands of Apple Accounts

In a latest user data breach, a teen tracking app has been found violating user safety by putting at risk account details of its owners, including kids.

Janakpuri West to Kalkaji Mandir Metro Line to be Flagged off on May 28

The 25.6 kilometre long Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir Metro corridor will be formally flagged off by Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 28 at 4.30 p.m.from the Nehru Enclave Metro station.

Muslim Man Lynched by Cow Vigilantes in Satna, Madhya Pradesh

Riaz's murder is one among the many killings that have happened in the name of cow. States like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have a high number of such murders. These attacks became frequent and intensified after Hindu fundamentalist party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) came to power in India in 2014.

Larger the Waistline, Lower the Vitamin D Levels

Larger waistlines are associated with higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, according to a research.

Any Comment on Wanting Peace Will be Taken Seriously, Says Sitharaman

Days after Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called for peace talk with India, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that any comment on wanting peace will definitely be taken seriously.

Swallowed Bitter Pills for a Secular Government in Karnataka, Says Congress

Senior Congress leader from Karnataka, D.K. Shivakumar on Monday said that the Congress party and the Janata Dal (Secular) - had to sort out their differences for the sake of forming a secular government in Karnataka.

Europe Should Take Practical Steps to Rescue JCPOA, Says Iranian Foreign Minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Europe's sympathy with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal isn't enough while directing that practical steps should be taken to guarantee Iran's economic interests from the deal.

Baggit to Commence Retail Growth Journey in Tier II, III Cities

India's leading fashion accessory brand Baggit is all set to expand its retail wing in Tier II and Tier III cities, with exclusive Baggit outlets and large format stores perspective.

Stars Honour Avicci at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

Washington D.C.:Stars paid tribute to Swedish musician Tim Bergling, popularly known as Avicii, at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.The superstar DJ-producer-artist was found dead...

Nawaz did not Appear Before National Accountability Bureau in Illegal Road-stretching Case

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif didn't appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for being questioned on misusing official powers in the construction of a road leading to the Sharif family residence in Jati Umra, Raiwind.

Rakhine Crisis Obstacle to Democratic Transition, Says Mark Green

The chief of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mark Green said that Rakhine State crisis is an obstacle to Myanmar's democratic transition while saying that it must be resolved soon.

Mumbai Vendor Accuses BJP’s Kirit Somaiya of Manhandling

A street vendor filed a complaint against BJP MP Kirit Somaiya in Mumbai alleging that he manhandled him and also collected penalty money from him.

Rahul Remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his Death Anniversary

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary.

9 die due to High Fever, 2 Affected With Nipah Virus in Kerala

At least nine people have died in Kerala's Calicut district due to high fever. The health department of the state has confirmed that two out of the nine deceased were affected with the rare Nipah virus.

India’s Field Office to be Removed in Nepal

Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the field office of the Indian Embassy in Biratnagar will soon be removed as it has outlived its purpose.

Kumaraswamy Asks Rajinikanth to Visit Karnataka

After actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth demanded Karnataka to release Cauvery river water for Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy on Monday invited the superstar to the state to see the conditions of reservoirs, where water is not sufficient.

Travelyaari, Hike Team up to Offer Seamless bus Booking Experience

Travelyaari, India's leading bus booking platform has announced its tie-up with messaging platform Hike to offer its users a seamless bus booking experiences.

CBI Books Unnao Rape Accused Kuldeep Sengar

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday booked Unnao Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is in police custody on charges of rape.

Bombay Lawyers Association Files Review Plea in Justice Loya Case

The Bombay Lawyers Association on Monday filed a review plea in the Supreme Court in connection with Special CBI judge Justice Loya's death case.

Sabika Sheik, Muslim Exchange Student From Pakistan Among Those Shot Dead in the Texas...

Sabika Sheik's was the first funeral to be held after the mass shooting on May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School, Texas, USA. Sabika, 17, was a Muslim exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan. She had come to the United States through a State Department-funded study programme. While Pakistan is widely considered to be a dangerous place for women to get an education, Sabika, who managed to earn a scholarship education in the US, became a victim of USA's loose gun laws.

TDP to Launch Maha Nadu Conclave Next Week

The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will launch its annual conclave 'Maha Nadu' in Vijayawada from May 27 to 29 to protest against the Central government's non-assurances of fulfilling key promises such as the special category status.

2 Rohingyas Arrested for Obtaining Illegal Indian Passports

Four persons including two Rohingyas have been arrested by police for obtaining Indian passports by producing fake ID proofs, in Hyderabad's Rachakonda on Monday.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu’s Arnia Sector

Pakistan on Monday violated ceasefire in Arnia sector of Jammu.

Oh my God, she Looks Stunning, Says Prince Harry to Markle’s Designer

Prince Harry, who seemed "absolutely in awe" of actress and now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, went to the latter's dress designer Clare Waight Keller of French Fashion House Givenchy, to thank her.

Mumbai-bound Oman Air Flight Diverted to Hyderabad

An Oman Air Muscat-Mumbai flight was diverted to Hyderabad due to air traffic congestion over Mumbai airport on Sunday.

Madhuri-442 Banned After Spurious Liquor Kills 10 in Kanpur

The local administration has put an immediate ban on the sale of the liquor brand 'Madhuri-442' following the death of as many as ten people due to consumption of spurious liquor in Kanpur.

15Million Women Across 150000 Villages Benefit From the Internet Saathi Program

In its mission to bridge the digital gender divide in rural India and empower women through digital literacy, Google India and Tata Trusts announced reaching the halfway mark, with 150,000 villages, under its Internet Saathi program.

Bus-truck Collision Kills 9, Injures 20 in MP

Nine people were killed and twenty others injured after a bus collided with a truck near Guna district in Madhya Pradesh.

Myanmar Urges Bangladesh to Begin Repatriation of Rohingyas

Out of the 8000 names submitted for repatriation by Dhaka a few months ago, Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to repatriate 2223 Rohingya refugees as soon as possible.

Justice Will be Rendered to Those who Suffered During Anti-Sikh Riots, Says Ram Madhav

The BJP-led NDA government has taken steps and "will do its best" to render justice to each and every family that has suffered from the grave injustice perpetrated against them during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a senior BJP leader has said.

Chennai Super Kings Beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 Wickets

In the final league game of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light work of the 154 run target set by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Sunday to bring an end to the latter's 2018 IPL campaign.

Mueller Plans to Wrap up Trump Obstruction Probe by September

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, has planned to wrap the probe into whether President Donald Trump obstructed the Russia inquiry by September 1, the president's lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani told Fox News.

Tripura Floods Render Around 600 Families Homeless

Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall for more than 24 hours inflicted havoc in different parts of Tripura, forcing around 600 families to seek shelter at relief camps.

Pope Francis to Induct new Cardinals in June

Pope Francis on Sunday made an announcement that he would elevate 14 churchmen to the rank of cardinals in the Catholic Church.

Railways to go Vegetarian on Gandhi Jayanti

The Indian Railway Board proposed to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti as a 'Vegetarian Day', suggesting that it will not include non-vegetarian items in the meals served on that day.

Hillary Clinton to be Awarded at Harvard

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive Harvard's prestigious Radcliffe Medal for her "transformative impact on society," according to the Ivy League university.

Injured Naik Deepak Nainwal Passes Away

Naik Deepak Nainwal, who had sustained two bullet injuries during a terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam on April 10, succumbed to his injuries at Command Hospital in Pune on Sunday.

France’s Macron to Visit Russia on May 24

French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Russia, commencing on May 24.

Sion Hospital Doctors to go on Strike Today

As a mark of solidarity, Resident doctors of Mumbai's Sion Hospital are scheduled to go on a one-day strike today after two resident doctors at JJ Hospital were allegedly thrashed by a patient's family on May 19.

Collegium System a Blotch on Indian Democracy, Says Upendra Kushwaha

Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader, Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday slammed the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying that the gates for aspiring judges from certain communities in this country are shut.