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Daily Archives: 26th May 2018

Why are the Dalits of Thuruthi Village in Kerala Protesting on the Streets?

'It is not about the rich, they will always find their way out.' From Thuruthi village in Kannur where around 1200 Dalits are being asked to leave their homes for the purpose of building a National Highway over their land in what the government calls 'development'.

‘In Kerala, Scheduled Castes Are Not Considered To Be Human Beings,’ Says Chithralekha

An action committee was formed after they burnt my vehicle. When they felt that people were going to be informed about these incidents, they started arranging daily meetings of Kudumbashree units. They started giving classes saying that Chithralekha should be ostracised and that she was speaking against them. The Kudumbashree unit even picketed me. It is in that meeting that MLA Sreemathi teacher said, 'Chitralekha is my sister. She will get full protection.' The very next day, party workers came with swords to kill us.

I am Devastated, Says Morgan Freeman in new Statement

In a new statement on harassment allegations, Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman claimed he "did not assault women" nor "create unsafe work environments."

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute Launches Screening and Awareness Drive Against Tobacco

In the run up to World No Tobacco Day 2018, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC) has lined up a fortnight long intensive program for cancer screening and increasing awareness about harmful effects of tobacco consumption which has been proven to be a major cause of cancer in the world.

Manipur Gets First Solar Toilet

Manipur has become the first state in the Northeast and the third state in India to have solar toilets, which were inaugurated at Ibudhou Marjing hill Heingang by Tourism Director, Waikhom Ibohal last week.

Government Employees Asked to Take Selfies in Front of Toilets in Sitapur

Sitapur District Magistrate has taken the Swacch Bharat mission to another level by issuing an order, asking all government employees to submit a picture of them posing in front of the toilet at their home.

Massive Forest Fire Breaks out in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri

A massive fire broke out in a forest in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri on Friday.

7 Children die due to Measles Virus in Pakistan

Seven children lost their lives due to measles virus in Sindh's Kashmore-Kandhkot and Ghotki districts.

Puducherry Collector Issues Precautionary Steps for Nipah

In the wake of the sudden outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala, the Collector Office, Pudducherry on Saturday issued an advisory, mentioning preventive steps to be taken in high-risk areas to check the spread of the contagious disease.

Golfer Vani Kapoor is Confident of Winning on her International Stint

Indian golfer Vani Kapoor, who is the only Indian selected for the Ladies European Tour this season, is hopeful for winning a medal on her international stint, bringing laurels to the country.

Ashley Judd, Others React to Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest

Actress Ashley Judd, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, has reacted to the arrest of the disgraced film producer.

Trump Strikes Deal With Xi Over Sanctions Imposed on ZTE

United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that he has struck a deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease the United States sanctions imposed on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE.

Niti Aayog Signs Sushant Singh Rajput to Promote Women Entrepreneurship Platform

NITI Aayog on Friday announced the signing of a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Sushant Singh Rajput, to collaborate and support NITI's flagship initiative, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).

Southwest Monsoon Advances Into Andaman Sea

Light to moderate thundershower is expected to occur over Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the next three to five days, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted on Friday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 Runs in IPL 2018 Qualifier...

An all-round performance from Rashid Khan took the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) home, against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, here at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

US-North Korea Summit may Extend Beyond June 12

The much-anticipated United States-North Korean summit may be extended beyond June 12 and is not likely to be canceled in spite of the recent letter by US President Donald Trump hinting at putting off the summit.

Harman Launches JBL GO 2 Bluetooth Speaker in India

Harman International Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., recently announced the launch of JBL GO 2 in India

Hugh Grant, Anna Eberstein say ‘I Do’

Hugh Grant is a married man!

Dogras Protest Against Pakistan Firing at Indian Borders

A community organisation of Dogras, belonging to Jammu and Kashmir staged a protest against ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Infiltration bid Foiled, 5 Terrorists Killed in Tangdhar

Five terrorists were gunned down on Saturday after security forces foiled infiltration bid along LoC in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

How Tragic Death of a Young Indian Woman Sparked History-making Vote in Ireland

New Delhi:Thousands of people in Ireland are celebrating after the country voted overwhelmingly to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised.According to...

5 Dead in Road Accident in Jammu and Kashmir

Five people have been killed and seven injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on Friday.

Restaurant Explosion Near Toronto Injures at Least 15

An explosion at an Indian restaurant, here on Friday, wounded at least 15 people, three of them critically. The manhunt for two men, who detonated an improvised explosive device, is underway.

IMD Issues Warning About Severe Cyclonic Storm Mekunu

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding cyclone 'Mekunu' for Maharashtra-Goa coast.

Europe, Russia Need to Work Hand-in-hand, Says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday called on to Russia to work "hand-in-hand" with Europe, claiming that the country is an "inalienable part of Europe".

Congress to Observe Vishwasghat Diwas on Modi Government’s Anniversary

The Congress party will observe Vishwasghat Diwas (betrayal day) on Saturday when Narendra Modi-led BJP government will complete four years in the Centre.

CBSE Class 12 Results to be Declared Today

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare its class 12 result on Saturday on their website http://www.cbseresults.nic.in.