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Daily Archives: 23rd May 2018

PETA Urges Railways to Serve Vegan Food on Gandhi Jayanti

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India on Wednesday requested the Railway Ministry to serve only vegan food on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2).

Circumnavigating the Globe was Difficult but Memorable Experience, Says, Indian Naval Sailing Vessel...

Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, one of the crew members the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini), which successfully circumnavigated the globe, on Wednesday described the journey as difficult but a memorable experience one.

Cabinet Approves USOF to Provide Mobile Connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Affected Areas

The Union cabinet has approved the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) supported scheme to provide mobile services in Left Wing Extremism-affected areas.

Left-wing Organisations Protest Over Sterlite Deaths

Left-wing organisations on Wednesday held a joint protest against the death of 12 people during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The protest also saw left-wing student bodies such as Democratic Youth Federation of India, All India Democratic Students' Organisation participating in it.

HD Kumaraswamy Takes Oath as Karnataka CM

H.D. Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular) was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress alliance in the state.

Congress Releases Poster on 4 Years of Modi Government

The Congress Party on Wednesday released a poster on the completion of four years of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led-government at the Centre, depicting a number of its failures in governance.

North Korea Okays List of South Korean Journalists to Cover Nuclear Site Dismantlement

North Korea on Wednesday accepted the list of South Korean journalists chosen to cover the dismantlement of its nuclear test site.

Mamata, Chandrababu Naidu Express Willingness to Work With Kumaraswamy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed their willingness to work together with HD Kumaraswamy, who will take oath as the chief minister of Karnataka later today.

Nipah Virus Death Toll Hits Ten, Kerala Claims That The Situation Is Under Control

It was on Sunday (May 20, 2018) that Kerala’s Health Director RL Saritha announced that the first eight deaths were caused by Nipah virus. She said that the National Virology Institute in Pune had confirmed it. The fact that there is no vaccine or cure for the disease has caused panic among Malayalees.

Mike Hesson, Belinda Clark Appointed to ICC Cricket Committee

New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson, former Australian women's team captain Belinda Clark, and Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer have been appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee.

Jamie Foxx to Present Black Entertainment Television Awards

American actor and singer, Jamie Foxx is all set to host the 2018 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.

Top 5 Fitness Equipment you can buy on EMI

Fitness is a key to healthy living. With today's fast-paced lifestyle and irregular eating habits, obesity has spread in the world like an epidemic. While eating right is the best way to keep fit, nothing can replace physical exercise.

Protestors Killed for Objecting RSS Ideologies, Claims Rahul Gandhi

In the wake of the anti-Sterlite protests which took place on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi claimed that the protestors were killed for rejecting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) ideologies.

Delhi HC Seeks CBI’s Response on Upendra Rai’s Plea

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea filed by journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second FIR against him.

Kamal Haasan Demands Sterlite Industry to be Shut

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday demanded that the Sterlite industry must be shut.

Keep Your Kids Engaged This Summer With These Four Apps

Parents and children are going digital day by day, it's effective to engage kids in these applications which will help them grow healthy and active.

Netherlands PM to Visit India

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte will embark on a two-day visit to India on May 24 and 25.

Pakistan Should Never be Trusted, Says Gallantry Awardee BSF Constable

Gallantry awardee BSF constable Ramdhan Gurjar spoke on the issue of continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan and said that it can never be trusted.

Gagan Narang to Mentor 135 Young Shooters

With an ambitious goal of finding 10 best Indian shooters to chase medals in the 2024 Olympics, ace shooter Gagan Narang is all set to provide advanced training to 135 young players under his Project Leap initiative.

Israel Shells Hamas Post in Gaza

The Israeli military had fired several missiles at a Hamas position in Southern Gaza strip on May 22, as per the Palestinian military.

Peps Industries Felicitated With Speciality Retailer Award

Peps Industries, India's top selling Spring Mattress Company, was honored with the Best Speciality Retailer award at the 7th Indian Retail & eRetail Awards 2018. The award was in recognition for Peps' outstanding contribution to the mattress retail segment through its innovative retail strategies.

Importance of Getting Enough Zzzs for Arthritis Patients

Getting a good night's sleep is important for arthritis patients as poor sleep could keep them from getting enough exercise, finds a study.

Madras HC Stays Construction of Sterlite Copper Plant

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the construction of a new copper smelter by the Sterlite copper mining industry in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi.

Kerala Offers job to Nipah Victim Nurse’s Husband

The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday announced to offer government job to the husband of Lini, a nurse who died due to Nipah virus.

Dalit Man Beaten To Death, Wife Assaulted, in Rajkot, Gujarat

Gujarat’s independent MLA Jignesh Mevani condemned the act saying, 'Mr. Mukesh Vaniya belonging to a Scheduled Caste was miserably thrashed and murdered by factory owners in Rajkot, and his wife was brutally beaten up.' Comparing the incident to the earlier flogging of Dalit youths that had happened in Una, he said, 'the government of Gujarat has still not learned from its past mistakes.'

Soni Sori Wins The 2018 Award for Human Rights Defenders At Risk

In 2016, unidentified men attacked her with acid and threatened to do the same to her daughter if she did not cease her advocacy on behalf of tribeswomen raped by security forces. She has refused to stop her work and continues to travel into the dangerous conflict zones to speak with survivors despite ongoing threats, intimidation, and smear campaigns.

Madras HC to Deliver Interim Order on Sterlite Copper Plant Today

The Madras High Court's Madurai bench will today deliver an interim order on the ongoing construction of a new copper smelter by the Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi.

Soon Rajdhani Will ply Bi-weekly Like Humsafar

After flagging off the bi-weekly Humsafar Express from Agartala, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb assured that very soon Rajdhani express would also run bi-weekly from here.

Book By Reporter Brings Out Sunny Balwani’s Role In The Theranos Company Fraud

Now, a new investigative book by Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou says that there was a little known Indian presence behind Theranos that never made news. An identity that always stayed in the background, it was that of the company's president and chief operating officer, Ramesh Sunny Balwani who was also Elizabeth Holmes' romantic partner for a while.

No Agreement Reached on Indus Water Treaty, Says World Bank

No agreement was reached during the meeting held between World Bank and a four-member Pakistan delegation on May 21-22 on Indus Water Treaty.

9,739 Vacancies for Railway Protection Force, Railway Protection Special Force in Railways

Ministry of Railways on Tuesday invited online applications for recruitment to 9, 739 posts in the Railway Protection Force/Railway Protection Special Force.

Doting dad Shah Rukh Khan’s Heartwarming Post on Suhana’s 18th Birthday

Bollywood superstar and doting dad Shah Rukh Khan has posted a heartwarming wish for darling daughter Suhana, who recently turned 18.

Turned Away by Hospital, Woman Gives Birth at Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh

A pregnant woman gave birth in a toilet at Etah railway station after she was allegedly refused to be admitted in a hospital in Uttar Pradesh.

One Civilian Killed in Pakistan Shelling in Kathua

One civilian was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday after Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling in Kathua's Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

US Figure Skater Wins Dancing With The Stars: Athletes

American figure skater Adam Rippon and his dance partner Jenna Johnson have won "Dancing with The Stars: Athletes".

Sterlite Copper Expresses Sorrow Over Violence in Tuticorin

Sterlite Copper has released an official statement expressing sorrow and regret over the deaths that took place during the anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin on Tuesday.

School Warden Turns Ghost to Molest Girls in Uttar Pradesh

Students of Kasturba Gandhi school on Tuesday accused their warden of dressing up as a ghost and molesting them at night.

Sindhi Students of Islamabad Raise Pro-freedom Slogans

Sindhi students of Islamabad held a massive rally in support of Sindhi political activists, who became the victim of enforced disappearances.

Bandaru Dattatreya’s son Dies of Heart Attack

BJP MP and former Union Minister, Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son Vaishnav died of a heart attack on Wednesday.

Manchester City Remembers Arena Bomb Victims

About 3,500 choir singers have come together to lead a chorus of amateur voices for a mass sing-along as Manchester marked the first anniversary of the arena bomb attack that killed 22 people.

Karnataka Just a Trailer, Real Cinema in 2019, Says Nara Lokesh

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh said that what happened to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Assembly polls was just a 'trailer' and that a 'real cinema' would be shown in 2019 general election.

Zuckerberg’s European Parliament Testimony Leaves Lawmakers Frustrated

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised on Tuesday (local time) to the lawmakers of the European Union (EU) over the social media giant's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Lalu Lands in Mumbai Ahead of Hospitalisation

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, ahead of his hospitalisation on Wednesday.

Panama City Shooting Suspect Barricaded in Apartment

A suspected active shooter is reportedly barricaded in an apartment, following an earlier shooting in Panama City in the US southeastern state of Florida.

This Hyderabad Trust Distributes Iftar Food, Rations to Poor During Ramzan

A non-profitable trust in Hyderabad, Zaheer Uddin Khan Memorial Trust serves Iftar to more than 500 poor people daily and distributes ration to over one thousand poor families who can't afford it.

Pentagon to Appoint new US Commander for Afghanistan

The Pentagon is all set to name Lieutenant General Austin "Scott" Miller as the next commander of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

Kumaraswamy to Take Oath as Karnataka Chief Minister Today

Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Vidhana Soudha, around 4:30 p.m. today.

Chennai Super Kings Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 Wickets to Book Record 7th Final...

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) booked their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday as they narrowly defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by two wickets.

K. Chandrashekhar Rao Sets Target of June 2 for Cheque Distribution Under Rythu Bandhu

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officers to ensure distribution of Rythu Bandu cheques and Pattadar passbooks to all eligible farmers by June 2.

F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets see First Combat

Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter jets have made combat debut flying in an operation for the Israeli Air Force.

Chief Minister Naidu Demands Modi’s Answer on Special Category Status

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give an explanation to the people of Andhra Pradesh for betraying the state by denying Special Category Status and by not keeping a host of promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act 2014.

Avenatti’s old Firm Slammed With $10 Million Judgment

The law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti has been hit with a $10 million judgment by a U.S. bankruptcy court judge.

Brahmos Supersonic Missile Successfully Test-fired for 2nd Consecutive day

The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha's coastal Balasore district for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.