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Monthly Archives: May 2018

IRCTC Partners With Ixigo for Hotel Bookings

Leading travel marketplace, ixigo, on Thursday announced that it has partnered with subsidiary of the Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to exclusively power hotel bookings for its users.

Nav Nirman Diksha to be Dedicated to Development, Says, Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu met officials on Thursday to plan the Nav Nirman Diksha, which is held annually between June 2 and June 8 across the state.

Here is why Trump, Stephen King Blocked Each Other

American author Stephen King on Thursday revealed why United States President Donald Trump has blocked him on microblogging platform Twitter.

Kumaraswamy to Face Floor Test Today

With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.

Harvey Weinstein to Surrender on sex Crime Charges

Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by number of women, is expected to surrender to the New York police on Friday to face the charges against him.

Himachal Pradesh Issues Advisory on Nipah Outbreak

In the wake of the outbreak of Nipah Virus, which claimed the lives of 11 people so far, Himachal Pradesh health ministry issued an advisory on Thursday.

Germany’s Biggest Bank Slashes More Than 7,000 Jobs

Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank (DB) on Thursday announced its plans to overhaul parts of its investment banking business and bring down costs, by planning to cut down more than 7,000 jobs.

Fuel Prices Rise for 12th Straight day

Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day today, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively.

Cancelled Summit is a Tremendous Setback for North Korea, World, Says,Trump

United States President Donald Trump, who cancelled the upcoming summit with North Korea on Thursday, said that calling it off is a lost opportunity for the latter and the world.

Hafiz Saeed Gave us Motivating Talk, Says, Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorist

During a National Investigative Agency interrogation, Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Zaibullah on Thursday revealed that Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and Zakir Oman Naqvi delivered motivational talks at two separate occasions.

Here is how you can Undo Perils of too Much Screen Time

According to a study, you can counter the impact of screen time by being fit and strong.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Blames Opposition, NGOs for Thoothukudi Deaths

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami on Thursday blamed opposition parties, NGOs and anti-social elements for the killing of the 13 people in anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi on May 22.

Mobikwik Launches UPI on Platform, Offers own VPA Handle

Leading digital financial services platform, MobiKwik, on Wednesday announced the launch of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its platform via its own Virtual payment address (VPA) handle @ikwik.

Warner’s Wife Reveals she Suffered Miscarriage Post Ball-tampering Saga

Candice Warner, the wife of tainted former Australian vice-captain David Warner, has revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of the massive ball-tampering scandal that sent shock waves through the cricket world.

George R.R. Martin Moving Into Animation With The Ice Dragon

The 'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin is all set to step into the world of animation, donning the producer's hat.

Whey Protein, Exercise Benefit Women Great Deal

It is a well-known fact that men benefit a lot from the consumption of protein supplements, the same can be said for the women for the first time.

Quarter-miler Jisna Mathew in Indian Squad for Asian Junior Championships

Quarter-miler Jisna Mathew, triple jumper Kamalraj Kanagraj, shot putter Ashish Bhalothiaand Ashish Jhakharare are some of the top names included in the 51-member Indian contingent for 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held at Gifu, Japan, which is to be held from June 7 to June 10.

Facebook AI Turns Meaningless Whistling Into Melodious Tune

Facebook has developed an AI that can turn simple whistling into musical masterpieces with the help of neural network training.

BJP, Shiv Sena win 2 Seats Each in MLC Elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena have won two seats each in the biennial elections to the Legislative Council (MLC) in Maharashtra.

Impact India Foundation’s Lifeline Express Treats 12 Lakh Lives Since Inception

Impact India Foundation is best known for the world's first hospital train, the LIFELINE EXPRESS (LLE) which was launched in 1991 and runs on a broad-gauge railway track. The train provides quality health services free of cost to the disabled poor in rural India.

Allahabad’s Name Likely to be Changed to Prayagraj

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj and a decision in this regard could be taken before next year's Kumbh Mela in the holy city.

US, UK, Australian Officials’ Phones Hacked by Pakistan Military

A surveillance operation was allegedly conducted by the Pakistan military which collected data from the UK, US and Australian officials and diplomats.

Protesting Against TN Government, DMK’s Stalin Detained

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin was detained on Thursday after he held an agitation outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, where 13 people have died until now.

Tamil Nadu Government Faces Harsh Criticism and Inquiry Regarding Civilian Killings by Police in...

Calling the attack by Tamil Nadu a 'state-sponsored massacre,' the message said that the Vedanta group was owned by a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the name Anil Agarwal. The message also said that the police specifically targeted the organizers of the protest against Sterlite plant and killed six of them. Of the total 13 state-sponsored murders, one is that of a 17-year-old girl, it said.

Apple to Partner Volkswagen in Employee Transport Technology

Even as people are not too confident of autonomous technology, Apple is reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to use the technology for its employee transport.

Idris Elba to Star as the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Idris Elba is all set to star in the yet-to-be-titled modern retelling of Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.

Cricket Fraternity Bids Adieu to ABD

In a shocking move, South Africa's swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday bid adieu to all forms of international cricket with immediate effect, putting an end to his 14-year-long illustrious career.

Lendingkart Finance Disburses 25,000 Loans to MSMEs Across 1000 Indian Cities

Lendingkart Finance Limited, one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the MSME financing space and part of Lendingkart Group, has expanded its reach to 1000 cities in India.

Raman Singh Announces Road Development Projects During Vikas Yatra Rally

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday made announcements of upcoming road development projects, under the Vikas Yatra, for Dhamtari area.

Smoking is bad for Muscles too

Fitness freaks, take note! Cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body, finds a study.

Here are Andhra Government’s Efforts to Tackle Chronic Kidney Disease

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Nara Lokesh, on Wednesday, said his government is taking all necessary steps to tackle the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) problem prevailing in the state.

Michael Jackson Estate Slams TV Network Over Last Day Special

The Michael Jackson Estate criticised television network ABC and its parent company Disney over their upcoming special airing, 'The Last Days of Michael Jackson', and said, it was made without approval.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Sector

Pakistani troops on Thursday again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Trump Pledges to Take Down Violent Street Gang

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted a roundtable here, on immigration and the MS-13 gang, renewing his pledge to take out the violent street gang.

Andy Karl to Star in Pretty Woman: The Musical

Olivier Award winner and three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl has been announced as the new leading man for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of 'Pretty Woman'.

CBI Quizzes Chhattisgarh Congress President in sex CD case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Tuesday night quizzed Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC) President Bhupesh Baghel in a case relating to an alleged sex CD, featuring state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Rajesh Munat.

US Disinvites China From its Military Exercises

The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense - The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from participating in a major naval exercise, pointing towards the mounting anger in the country over Beijing's expanded military footprint in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Discusses key Security Issues Ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to review important security-related issues for the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to commence on June 28.

White House Senior Adviser Questioned in Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators on Wednesday questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner about a potential collusion with Russia, his contacts with foreign nationals and potential obstruction issues, which also include the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey.

Kolkata Knight Riders Edge Past Rajasthan Royals to Book Qualifier 2 Berth

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) knocked out Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Eliminator match as they successfully defended their 169-run total on Wednesday to set up a clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second Qualifier, scheduled for Friday.

Internet Services Blocked in Thoothukudi

Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest, Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi.

Trump can not Block People on Twitter, Says, Judge

A Federal Judge on Wednesday ruled that United States President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on microblogging platform, Twitter, as doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Delhi HC to Continue Hearing Upendra Rai’s Plea Against CBI Today

The Delhi High Court on Thursday will continue to hear the plea of journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Netherlands PM to Arrive in India Today

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte will arrive in India on Thursday for a two-day official visit.

Subedar Abdul Sattar Attains Martyrdom in the Holy Month of Ramzan

A Subedar in the Indian Army took his last breath on Sunday, attaining martyrdom during the holy month of Ramzan after he had sustained burn injuries to around 50 percent of his body while trying to prevent a weapons cache from getting razed by a fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez.

Palestine Joins World’s Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Palestine, on May 23, submitted its instrument of accession to Chemical Weapons Convention to European Union (EU).

M. K. Stalin Visits Injured Anti-sterlite Protestors

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin visited a government hospital on Wednesday to meet the people, who were injured during the anti-Sterlite protests.

North Korea Threatens to Back Away From Summit With US

North Korea on Thursday has reportedly threatened to back away from the upcoming summit between its supreme leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.

Delhi Court to Hear Sunanda Pushkar Death Case Today

A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

Congress Grills Olympic Authorities on Sexual Abuse Issue

United States Congress leaders on Wednesday questioned the leaders of USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee for their organisations' role in failing to stop sexual abuse.

18 Dead Bats in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan Causes Nipah Virus Scare

Amidst the news of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, more than 18 dead bats were discovered on Wednesday in the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.

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.