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FATF Listing Fails to Change Pakistan’s Behaviour

The Paris-based global Financial Action Task Force's (FATF's) decision to place Pakistan on its "grey list" on Wednesday for not doing enough to counter terror financing does not seem to have had much of an impact on Islamabad's behavior, according to an expert on international affairs.

India Blow Away Ireland to Take Series

A combined effort by India's batsmen and bowlers thrashed a hapless Ireland by 143 runs to complete a 2-0 rout and take the T20I series at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground here on Friday.

White House Official ‘Unaware’ of Trump’s Plans to Exit WTO

A top White House official has said he is unaware if President Donald Trump is considering to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Heena Sidhu Likely to Meet National Rifle Association of India Chief Today

Former world number one and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Heena Sidhu is likely to meet National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh on Saturday.

Will Discuss US Election Meddling With Putin, Says Trump

United States President Donald Trump said he would discuss Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in the summit slated to be held in Finland next month.

Revenue Collection for April-May Capped at Rs.1,27,461 Crore

A sum of Rs.1,27,461 crore has been collected towards revenue up to May this year, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday.

K. Chandrashekhar Rao Inspects Tummilla Lift Irrigation Site

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao visited the Tummilla lift irrigation site to ascertain the progress of the project.

ICC Elects 3 Board Associate Member Directors

Imran Khwaja, Mahinda Vallipuram, and Tony Brian have been elected as the associate member directors on the International Cricket Council (ICC) board at the ICC annual conference here on Friday.

Ex-Maldivian President Pulls out of Presidential Polls

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has pulled out of the presidential elections scheduled for September 23.

CRPF Women Commandos Prepared to Deal With Stone Pelters

The incidents of stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir are on a rise with women too joining the pelters.

Trump to Announce Justice Kennedy’s Replacement on July 9

United States President Donald Trump on Friday said that he will name a Supreme Court Justice nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on July 9.

BJP Leader Asks Mandsaur Rape Victim’s kin to ‘Thank’ Party MP

In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Madhya Pradesh asked the parents of a minor rape victim to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them.

Maryland Shooting Shocked US’ Conscience, Says Trump

A day after five people were shot dead at Maryland's 'Capital Gazette' newspaper office, US President Donald Trump on Friday said the incident "shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief."

‘Mumbai Plane Crash Victims Died of Shock due to Burn’

The post-mortem report of the people who lost their lives in the recent plane crash in Ghatkopar highlighted 'shock due to burn and poly-trauma' as the cause of death.

IMD Issues Cyclone Warnings for Gujarat, Maharashtra

The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.

6 Killed in Grenade Attack at African Military Force Headquarters

At least six people were killed when unidentified militants rammed into the headquarters of an African military taskforce, hurling explosives in its premises in Sevare town of central Mali on Friday (local time).

Mallya Denies ‘Plea Bargain’ Allegations

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya refuted allegations of attempting a plea bargain, levied by an Enforcement Directorate (ED) official.

2 Palestinians Killed in Clashes in Gaza

At least two Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza Strip as part of the "right of return" march, Palestine's Health Ministry said on Friday.

Gattu Irrigation Project to Cover 33,000 Acres

Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao stated that the Gattu irrigation project would cover an area of 33,000 acres in the Gadwal constituency.

US Citizens to Protest Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

Citizens across the United States are planning to hold massive protests against President Donald Trump's immigration policies and family separations on Saturday.

NIA Files Chargesheet Against Accused in Visakhapatnam Fake Indian Currency Notes Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against two accused persons in the Visakhapatnam Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case in the NIA Special Court here.

‘Blue Whale Challenge’ Claims Saudi Boy’s Life

A boy from Saudi Arabia killed himself due to the infamous 'Blue Whale Challenge' game.

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Stages Anti-Pak Protest in New York

An anti-Pakistan protest was carried out by the members of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), a human rights movement of the Pashtun community against Pakistani security establishments, particularly the army, on its alleged human rights violations against them.

Dalit Family ‘Banished’ by Panchayat in Madhya Pradesh

A Dalit family from Madhya Pradesh's Tikamgarh claimed that they have been banished from their village, Sarkanpur, by the panchayat for two years.

Army Will Continue its Operation, Says Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that the security forces will continue their operations under rules of engagement in Jammu and Kashmir.

Facebook Patents Technology That Detect Emotions to Suggest Selfie Filters

Facebook has patented a technology that will help reduce your confusion while choosing selfie filters.

Israel to Gift 100 Units of Digital Farming to Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani met Netafim CEO Ran Maidan and discussed with him the potential of digital farming in Gujarat.

CBSE Initiates Action Against Teachers for Marking Errors

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday has initiated action against 130 teachers and coordinators across the country.

Is Momnesia Real?

Motherhood is a beautiful feeling accompanied by several physical and psychological changes due to hormones rush.

Security Beefs up at Udhampur Railway Station

Security arrangements at the Udhampur railway station in Jammu and Kashmir have been increased to avoid any untoward incident during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

2+2 Summit Postponed due to Trump, Putin Meet

The 2+2 Summit was postponed due to American preoccupation with the crucial forthcoming summit between United States President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, sources speculate.

Terrorists Hurl Grenade at Army, one Injured

A soldier was injured when terrorists lobbed a grenade at an army patrolling party in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian Ahgam village on Friday.

Landslide Blocks Manali-Leh Highway

The Manali-Leh National Highway-3 has been blocked due to a landslide at Marhi, nearly 30 kilometres from Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

Instagram now Lets you add Sound to Stories

Starting this week, you will be able to add a soundtrack to your Stories on Instagram.

Abbasi’s Hearing of Appeal Against Tribunal’s Disqualification Verdict Begins

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has on Friday reached the Lahore High Court (LHC) for the hearing of his appeal against the tribunal's verdict, which disqualified him from contesting polls from NA-57 Murree.

Kerala Crime Branch to Investigate Church Sexual Assault Case

Crime branch will investigate the allegations against five priests of Malankara Orthodox Church in Kottayam district of Kerala.

How Obesity and Ageing are Related to Alzheimer’s Disease

A recent study has found that the combination of obesity and ageing could result in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Senate Panel Approves Harry Harris as US Ambassador to South Korea

Navy Admiral (Retd.) Harry Harris is now United President Donald Trump's new ambassador to South Korea, the Senate confirmed the by a voice vote on Thursday.

One Terrorist Killed in Kupwara Encounter

A terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces near Trehgam area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday.

Nadeem Nusrat Welcomes FATF Move to Keep Pakistan on ‘Grey List’

Mohajir activist and the Voice of Karachi chairman, Nadeem Nusrat, has said that the decision of global anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), to keep Pakistan on its 'grey list' is a right step in the right direction.

Google Marks Statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis’ Birthday

Google Doodle on Friday celebrated the 125th birthday of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the father of Indian statistical research.

Uttarakhand CM Orders Arrest of Teacher on Seeking Transfer

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat directed the police to arrest a school teacher after she protested during a Janata Darbar session in Dehradun.

3 Cops, Abducted by ‘Pathalgarhi’ Supporters, Rescued

Three policemen, who were abducted from the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Karia Munda, have been rescued on Friday.

Pakistan occupied Kashmir Activist Made Intervention During 38th Session of UNHRC

Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Human Rights Activist Jamil Maqsood made an intervention during the on-going 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying, there is a situation regarding PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) that requires the council's attention.

Akash, Shloka go Traditional for Engagement Bash

Mukesh and Nita Ambani's eldest son, Akash Ambani and his bride-to-be Shloka chose to go traditional for their pre-engagement bash on Thursday.

‘Seinfield’ Actor Stanley Anderson Dies at 78

Noted actor Stanley Anderson has died, a little over a month after he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Belgium Hold India to 1-1 Draw at Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy

World No. 3 Belgium stretched the Indian men's hockey team till the final minutes of the match to split the points with a 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter at the Rabobank Men's Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Thursday.

North Korea Named ‘Worst Human Trafficking Country’

The US State Department on Thursday categorised North Korea as one of the "worst human trafficking nations" for the 16th straight year, citing the use of forced labour.

Major Handa to be Produced Before Delhi Court in Shailja Murder Case

Delhi Police will produce Major Nikhil Handa before the Patiala House Court at the end of his four-day remand on Friday.

9 Killed in oil Tanker Explosion in Nigeria

At least nine persons were killed and five injured when an oil tanker collided with a car and exploded on a busy bridge, setting vehicles ablaze near Lagos city on Thursday.

ATM Transactions Detected From Missing Army Officer’s Card

Personnel from the Indian Army have detected an ATM transaction made from missing Army officer Rakesh Patel's card.

White House Condemns ‘Senseless’ Maryland Shooting

The White House on Thursday(local time) strongly condemned the shooting incident at the 'Capital Gazette' newspaper office in Annapolis, Maryland, which claimed five lives.

Tunisia Beat Panama 2-1

Tunisia battled their way to victory over Panama with a fantastic 2-1 in their third and last Group G clash of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here at Mordovia Arena on Thursday (local time).

French Cement Maker Lafarge Accused of Terror Funding in Syria

French cement giant Lafarge has been put under formal investigation over allegations of funding terrorist groups, including Islamic State (IS), in Syria.

GST Council to Meet on July 21

The 28th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will be held on July 21 here, the Ministry of Finance notified.

Shootout at Maryland Newspaper Office

A shootout was reported at the Capital Gazette building, home to a daily newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday (local time).

Another man Lynched in Tripura

One more person was reportedly lynched in Tripura on Thursday, this time in Kalachera under Subroom sub-division in the extreme south bordering Bangladesh.

Over 500 Arrested for Participating in Anti-Trump Protest

The United States Capitol Police on Thursday arrested 575 people, including a congresswoman for "unlawfully protesting" against President Donald Trump's immigration policies and family separations at the US-Mexico border.

Plastic Bottle Crushers Installed at Select Railway Stations in Hyderabad

In a bid to protect the environment, South Central Railways has installed machines for crushing and recycling plastic bottles at select stations in Hyderabad.

Melania Back on US-Mexico Border Region, Visits Immigration Center

The United States First Lady Melania Trump visited an immigrant holding facility in Tucson, Arizona as she returned to the US-Mexico border region for the second time in a week.

Hyderabad to get UAE Consulate Office

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao accepted UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's proposal to establish a UAE consulate office here in the near future.

US Backs India’s Membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group, Says Haley

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley, who is on a three-day visit to India, on Thursday, said the United States supports India's membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Helmand Peace Team Seeks US Help to end war

Members of the Helmand peace team gathered in front of the US Embassy in Kabul, where they chanted slogans in support of peace and national reconciliation in Afghanistan.

UNAMA Chief Calls on Taliban to Hold Talks With Kabul

The Cheif of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Tadamichi Yamamoto, called on the Taliban to hold direct talks with the Afghan Government.

5 Dead After Chartered Plane Crashes in Mumbai

At least five people, including four on board, have died after a chartered plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area. The plane was about to land at the airport when it crashed near Jagruti building in Ghatkopar, where construction work was going on.

ED Files Charge Sheet Against Mehul Choksi

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a prosecution complaint against Gitanjali Gems owner Mehul Choksi before Mumbai Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Special court, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

Xi Meets With James Mattis in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis in Beijing.

Sachin Tendulkar Urges Fans to Play the Sport They Love

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday shared a video on Twitter, urging fans to play the sport they love.

Excise Department Official Killed in Udaipur

An excise department official was abducted and subsequently killed by unidentified assailants in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Priyanka Chopra is a Vision in White on Magazine Cover

Priyanka Chopra looks like a dream in an all-white avatar on a magazine cover.

Indian Openers, Spinners Outclass Ireland

A terrific opening partnership by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and some smart bowling by the spinners helped India to go 1-0 up in the T20I series against Ireland at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground here on Wednesday.

Somnath Chatterjee Suffered Hemorrhagic Stroke

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee suffered a hemorrhagic stroke, said Kolkata's Belle Vue hospital sources.

US, Turkey can Begin ‘More Productive’ Talk, Says Pompeo

United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo said Washington can now begin a 'more productive communication' with Ankara as presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are over.

Gujarat Delegation in Israel to Identify Agriculture Opportunities

A delegation led by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani is in Israel to identify opportunities for agriculture cooperation.

Finally! Julia Roberts Joins Instagram

Look who just joined Instagram! It's none other than Julia Roberts!

Instagram Lite Launches for Countries With low Internet Connectivity

To cater the needs of users residing in developing nations with erratic internet connectivity and entry-level devices with low storage, Instagram announced the Lite version of its app.

Congress Accuses BJP of Taking Political Gains From Surgical Strike

A day after the video of September 2016 surgical strikes was released, the Congress party came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and accused them of scoring political points using the footage of Indian Army's action against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

South Korea Dismisses US’ Renewed Demand of Cost Sharing on Strategic Assets

South Korea has declined a renewed demand from the United States to share the costs of deploying U.S. troops (its strategic assets) in and around the Korean Peninsula.

Monsoon Likely to hit Delhi in Next 24 Hours

As monsoon move towards the Northern parts of India, it is likely to hit Delhi in next 24 hours.

North Korea Warns Japan not to Meddle With Denuclearization

North Korea has again warned Japan not to interfere in its denuclearisation issue, stating that Tokyo has nothing to do with the former's recent agreements with South Korea and the United States.