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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fuel Prices Continue to Rise for 14th Consecutive day

Driving to work every day is set to burn an even bigger hole in commuters' pockets across the nation as fuel prices were hiked for a 14th straight day on Sunday.

Afghanistan National Security Advisor to Visit Pakistan Today

Afghanistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar is set to visit Pakistan on Sunday.

Section 144 Lifted in Thoothukudi

Section 144 has been lifted in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu where 13 people were killed during a violent protest against the construction of copper unit by the Sterlite mining industries.

Ireland Votes for Change; Legalises Abortion

Thousands of people in Ireland voted for a change in the Constitution on Friday, in order to legalise abortion in a Catholic-dominated republic.

Regional Parties Will Rule in 2019, Says Chandrababu Naidu

Regional parties together will win the 2019 General Elections said Andhra Pradesh (AP) Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday.

Balochs Hold Protest Against Pakistan’s 1998 Nuclear Tests

The Baloch National Movement held a protest demonstration in Germany's Gottingen against five simultaneous underground nuclear tests conducted by the Pakistan Government in Chagai area of Balochistan in 1998.

Retirement age of Doctors Raised in Telangana

The Telangana cabinet on Sunday increased the retirement age of doctors from the current 58 years to 65.

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.

HC Asks Delhi Government to Reduce Legal Drinking age

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Delhi Government, on a plea seeking quashing of direction which prescribes 25 as the legal age of drinking and asked to formulate minimum legal drinking age in Delhi.

Court of Inquiry Ordered Against Major Gogoi

The Indian Army on Friday ordered a court of inquiry against Major Leetul Gogoi.

BJP Threatens Karnataka State-wide Bandh on May 28

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday threatened to hold a state-wide bandh on May 28, if Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy fails to waive off farmers loans by then.

Kumaraswamy Passes Floor Test With Ease

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy comfortably passed the floor test on Friday, after the BJP MLAs staged a walkout from the Vidhana Soudha (state assembly).

Air India Grounds Several Passengers due to Overbooking

Air India grounded several passengers at Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday after its Delhi -Rajkot flight was found to be overbooked.

Anne Hathaway, Dee Rees Team up for Netflix’s Next

'Mudbound' director Dee Rees is returning to Netflix for Anne Hathaway-starrer 'The Last Thing He Wanted'.

Forest Fire in Uttarakhand

As the mercury continues to rise in Uttarakhand, the forest fires are occurring one after the other in the state.

Amazon Alexa Sends Recorded Private Conversation to Another User

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has yet again goofed up in the age of digital.

Hockey India Names 48 Players for Senior Men’s National Camp

Hockey India on Friday named 48-member team for the 21-day men's national camp, beginning May 28 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.

Samsung to pay Apple USD 539 Million Over Patent Infringement

Following a seven-year battle over patents, Samsung has been ordered to pay USD 539 million in damages to Apple.

No Discussion With China on Hafiz Saeed, Claims Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said the Boao Forum was not an appropriate platform to discuss Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed with Chinese officials.

Tripsavvies, Here are 5 Useful Apps That Work Without Data Connection

Even in this increasingly-connected world, there are plenty of times on the road when you can't get online. While traveling in India or abroad having access to cell data gets often difficult, expensive or slow. Luckily, we have dozens of travel apps that don't need a real-time data connection to plan your itineraries at any point in time.

Your Choice of Clothes Matters When it Comes to Weight

Clothes do a lot of talking. The new research suggests that the choice of clothes says a lot about your weight as well.

SC to Hear Petition on Monday in Thoothukudi Firing

The Supreme Court on Friday said that lawyer G.S. Mani's writ petition seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged police firing matter in Thoothukudi will be heard on Monday.

Karnataka Assembly Begins Ahead of Floor Test

The Karnataka State Assembly session has begun at the Vidhana Soudha on Friday.

Kanimozhi Detained After Opposition Parties Protest

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi was detained on Friday after DMK-led opposition parties' held a protest against police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi.

In Touch With Indian High Commission in Canada, Says, Swaraj

After a bomb exploded in an Indian restaurant in Canada's Mississauga city, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed that she was in touch with Consul General in Toronto and gave an emergency number for the concerned people here.

K.R. Ramesh Kumar Elected as Karnataka State Assembly Speaker

Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) nominee K.R. Ramesh Kumar was elected the Karnataka Assembly Speaker.

All Five Accused in Bodh Gaya Blasts Found Guilty by Patna Court

All five accused in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blast were found guilty by the Patna court on Friday.

BCCI Acting Presidents Wife to Contest Delhi and Districts Cricket Association Elections

Shashi Khanna, the wife of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna, will contest the upcoming Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) elections.

How Helpful are Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks?

Warning labels may deter people from buying sugar-laden drinks, finds a study.

Youtube Extends Messaging to web

YouTube's mobile-only messaging feature has now been extended to the web version as well.

Beijing Willing to Take Bilateral Ties With Germany Forward, Says, Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Beijing is willing to work with Germany to strengthen their bilateral ties and take them to a higher level.

Sensex Gains 200.98 Points, Nifty Above 10,500

Market indices remained positive on Friday morning amid mixed global cues.

Explosion at Indian Restaurant in Mississauga Injures 15

Two men detonated an explosive device at an Indian restaurant in Mississauga, a city in the Canadian province of Ontario, injuring at least 15 people, of which 3 are critical.

I Have no Tension, Says, Kumaraswamy Ahead of Floor Test

Ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka assembly, chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy expressed confidence in proving his majority.

I do not Have a Laptop, Says, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

When people run some of the biggest tech companies in the world, it is assumed they have accessed to some of the finest gadgets available and obviously, use them too. However, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is an exception.

Screen Actors Guild Rethinking Over Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement Honour

Following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the Screen Actors Guild is reviewing the Lifetime Achievement Award they gave to the former.

Bonphul Air Products Raises Rs 2 Crore From Angel Investors

Bonphul Air Products, the developer of OxyMax, India's first-and the world's second-oxygen optimiser, on Thursday, raised Rs 2 crore in an angel investment round from Rx Infotech and Karmesh Global Technologies.

Ghaziabad District Magistrate Orders Unrecognised Schools to be Shut

The Ghaziabad District Magistrate has ordered all unrecognised schools in the district to be closed.

Kerala Blasters Stun SAI to Reach Final in U-18 Youth League

Kerala Blasters entered the final of the ongoing 2017-18 U-18 Youth League after beating SAI Kolkata 2-1 in the first semifinal played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Thursday.

You are What Your Mother Eats!

For years, pregnant mothers have questioned their nutritional habits. "Will eating more cause my baby to be overweight?" or "I'm eating for two, so it won't hurt to have an extra serving, right?" are the most common ones heard in every household with a pregnant lady.

Heat Wave Condition to Prevail in Gujarat

Heat wave condition is likely to prevail in Gujarat for the next couple of days as there are no chances of rain, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Will Make Assam Illegal Immigrant-free, Says, Chief Minister Sonowal

Highlighting the BJP-led government's commitment to make Assam safe from illegal immigrants, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said, "the target for completion of sealing of Indo-Bangladesh border is December this year."

I will Fail if I do not Preserve my Father’s Poetry, Says, Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he will consider himself a failure if he is not able to preserve the writings of his late father and poet, Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

No Ambition of Becoming PM, Says, Andhra Chief Minister

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu on Thursday said that he has no ambition to become the prime minister of the country.

Ronaldinho to Marry 2 Women at Same Time

Seems like a double heartbreak is awaiting for all the female fans of Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho.

Pakistan Bans Screenings of Indian Films During Eid

The Pakistan government has imposed a ban on the screenings of Indian films in the country during the time of Eid.

Facebook Collecting User Information From Texts and Photos

A new filing in California lawsuit has alleged that Facebook gathered information on users through their texts and photos.

Prince William Becomes First Royal to Mark Official Visit to Israel

Prince William will become the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to Israel and Palestine.

2 Cops Injured in Grenade Attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Two policemen and a civilian were injured in a grenade attack at a bus stand on Jammu's BC road on Thursday night.

North Korea Still Willing to Meet Trump

North Korea on Friday said that its leader Kim Jong-un is still willing to meet United States President Donald Trump "at any time and in any way," after the latter abruptly cancelled their historic June 12 summit.

In Kerala, Nipah Virus Hampers Tourism, Locals Blame Media

Tourism in Kerala is bearing the brunt of the sudden occurrence of Nipah virus in a section of the state. However, locals and tourists believe that the situation has been falsely portrayed by the media.

Dialogue Efforts Between US-North Korea to Continue, Says, Pompeo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said even after US President Donald Trump called off the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Washington is still willing to continue its efforts to have a dialogue with N Korea.

In Pain Over Anti-sterlite Protest, Says, Vedanta Chairperson

Anil Agarwal, founder and chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc., on Friday said that he is in pain after the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest here gained momentum.

Nikki Haley Heckled at Houston University, Video Goes Viral

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who spoke at the University of Houston on Tuesday, was heckled on campus, as student activists confronted her about her positions on the violence in Gaza and toward the Palestinian people.