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Daily Archives: 13th June 2018

Canada to Streamline Student Visa Processing

In order to provide more eligible international students the opportunity to study at a Canadian post-secondary institution and to shorten the visa application processing time, the Government of Canada has made some changes to the student visa program.

Imran Khan’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's nomination papers, filed from NA-243 Karachi, were challenged on Tuesday.

Shivraj Announces Measures for Upliftment of Poor

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that his government would grant compensation to poor families on the demise of working members aged below 60.

Goa CM Likely to Return to Goa on June 15

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa on June 15, according to the Goa chief minister office sources.

Bastar Police Arrests man for Funding Naxalism

Police in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district confirmed the arrest of Abhay Devdas Nayak on charges of arranging funds for Maoists from abroad.

Residents Of Mahul, A Rehabilitation Story Of Mumbai Slums, Episode 3

Jeetu Mopde, one of the residents of MHADA colony in Mahul speaks about how the government is slowly poisoning the rehabilitated slum dwellers.

Cabinet Approves 3-year Action Plan for Agricultural Education

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of the Three Year Action Plan (2017-2020) of the scheme for Agricultural Education Division and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) institutes, with an outlay of Rs. 2,225.46 crore for strengthening and developing higher agricultural education in India.

Karnataka Must be fit in Every Sphere, Says Kumaraswamy

"My fitness is Karnataka's fitness, people have to be fit in every work, that's my top priority", said Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on fitness challenge by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Saudi’s First Female Director to Receive Special Recognition Award

Saudi's first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour has been named as the recipient of CineEurope's inaugural special recognition award.

Ludhiana Milk Plant Official Files Case Against Punjab MLA

A case has been filed against Lok Insaf Party (LIP) MLA Simarjeet Bains by the manager of Verka Milk Plant in Ludhiana for obstructing government work.

Celebrity Chef Atul Kochhar Fired Over Anti-Islam Tweet

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Atul Kochhar has been sacked from Dubai hotel after making an Islamophobic tweet.

Woman Railway cop Features in Textbook in Maharashtra

Heroic deeds of a policewoman from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) have made it to SSC textbooks in Maharashtra.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Hosts Iftar Party

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday hosted an Iftar party at his ministerial bungalow in the national capital.

Mumbai Beaumonde Towers Fire Contained

The massive fire, which broke out on Wednesday afternoon on the upper floors of the BeauMonde Towers located in Mumbai's Prabhadevi area, is contained now.

Muslim Cleric Thrashed, Forced to Chant Jai Shri Ram

A Muslim cleric was allegedly thrashed by a group of men in Jharkhand's Ranchi.

Ph.D. Mandatory for Assistant Professor Recruitment From 2021

Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced new regulations by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the appointment and welfare of university and college teachers.

Microsoft Finally Opens up Office 2019 for Mac

Microsoft is rolling out a preview of its Office 2019 for the first time to Mac business users.

Being fit can Turn Back Your Brain’s Clock

Worried about staying mentally sharp as you grow older? According to a recent study, being physically active helps to keep your brain younger longer.

Trump’s Trade Adviser Apologises for Comments on Trudeau

United States President Donald Trump's trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for saying there was a "special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

GST Refund Drive Extended Till June 16

The special fortnight-long drive to process pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds has been extended by two more days till June 16.

Life is a Bowl of Cherries for Kashmiri Growers This Year

This year, Kashmir has witnessed a great harvest of the delicious cherry fruit due to the best climatic conditions that led to timely rainfall and snowfall.

Kim Jong-un Receives Congratulatory Letter From Singaporean PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un received a letter from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday, congratulating him for the successful Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)-United States of America (US) summit talks.

Medical Interns go on Indefinite Strike Across Maharashtra

Medical interns from all over Maharashtra have gone on an indefinite strike, demanding an increase in the stipend.

12 Killed in Bangladesh Landslides

Torrential overnight rains triggered a series of massive landslides on Tuesday in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar, killing at least 12.

4 BSF Personnel Killed in Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir

Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel lost their lives and three others sustained injuries in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

Extremist Attacks Force Minority Sikhs to Flee Peshawar

The minority Sikh community in Peshawar, Pakistan, is moving to other parts of the country following repeated attacks by Islamic fundamentalists.

17 Killed After bus Hits Divider, Overturns in UP

Around 17 people were killed and 35 others were injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri on Wednesday morning after a private bus hit a divider and overturned after losing balance.

Paris Hostages Freed, Gunman Arrested

A four-hour hostage standoff in Paris came to an end with the police arresting the armed man and freeing those held.

ED Likely to File Fresh Chargesheet Against Karti Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file a fresh chargesheet against former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram in connection with the latter's alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis Case.

Another Secular Bangladeshi Blogger Killed

A prominent, secular Bangladeshi blogger, Shahzahan Bachchu, was killed by some unknown attackers Monday evening.

Indian Chess Star Withdraws From Iran Event Over Headscarf Rule

Chess star Soumya Swaminathan denied being part of the Asian Team Chess Championship, to be held in Hamadan, Iran, from July 26 to August 4, because of the compulsory-headscarf rule in the country which she said violated her personal rights.

Digvijaya Blames MP Government for Bhayyuji Maharaj’s Suicide

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday blamed the State Government for spiritual leader Bhayyuji Maharaj's death.