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Daily Archives: 27th June 2018

One More National Record for Swimmer Swadesh Mondal

Bengal swimmer Swadesh Mondal made yet another national record in the 100m breaststroke clocked at 01:07.51 by winning his 4th gold medal on the third day of the 45th Glenmark Junior and 35th Sub Junior National Aquatic Championships here.

Abbasi’s Nomination Papers Rejected

An appellate election tribunal on Wednesday rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan's former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi submitted for NA-57, Murree - his home constituency.

Zomato Launches Operations in 25 new Cities in India

Food ordering app Zomato has announced the launch of its platform across 25 new cities in India, including Trivandrum, Vijayawada, Raipur, Madurai, Jodhpur, Thrissur, Ajmer amongst others.

11 Missing in Kerala, Police Investigating ISIS Link

A case was registered after 11 people from two families went missing from Kasargod district here.

Nasser Khan Janjua Resigns as Pakistan’s National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser (NSA) of Pakistan, Nasser Khan Janjua, tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

Religious Freedom as Important as Freedom of Rights, Says Nikki Haley

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said freedom of religion is as important as freedom of rights.

SC Refuses to Transfer AIADMK MLA Disqualification Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to transfer the case involving the disqualification of 18 MLAs of Tamil Nadu's ruling party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) from Madras High Court.

Rajasthan Labour Department Directs Employees to Wear ‘Trouser and Shirt’

The Rajasthan Labour Department on Wednesday issued an order for its employees to wear 'trousers and shirt' while on duty, instead of jeans and T-shirts.

World Sindhi Congress Protests in U.S. Against Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

The World Sindhi Congress (WSC) recently organised demonstrations in front of the Pakistani Consulates in Houston, New York and Los Angeles against enforced disappearances in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan.

National Commission for Women Rejects Report on Women Safety

National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Rekha Sharma on Wednesday rejected the latest report which said that India is the world's most dangerous country for women.

3 Policemen Abducted by ‘Pathalgarhi’ Supporters in Jharkhand

Three policemen posted at the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Karia Munda were abducted on Tuesday.

Unconstitutional Travel Ban From Donald Trump Is Now Constitutional

Even when it was brought to notice that it was unconstitutional and against U.S. immigration laws, Trump went ahead with the ban saying it was to protect U.S. residents from 'terrorism.'

Amarnath Yatra begins today

Jammu: Amid multi-tier security cover, the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra will leave from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar base camp on Wednesday. Till...

I am not a Fugitive, Says Vijay Mallya

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he is not a fugitive and "always had honest intentions" to repay his loans.

Trudeau Faces Flak for Taking too Many Days off

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opponents, the Canadian Conservative Party, slammed him for taking too many days off, too often.

First Batch of Amarnath Pilgrims Arrive in Udhampur

The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims reached Udhampur on Wednesday morning, where they were welcomed by locals and officers of the district administration.

Some Reports on Kashmir Could be Motivated, Says Army Chief

Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said not much attention must be given to the recent United Nations report on Kashmir, claiming that some of the reports are "motivated."

Baloch Hold Anti-China Protest in London Over CPEC

The Free Balochistan Movement activists held a protest in front of Chinese Embassy here against its expansionist politics in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Here to Make India-US Relations Stronger, Says Nikki Haley

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said the major focus of her visit to India is to strengthen the relation between Washington and New Delhi.

2 Infant Dead, 4 Critical due to Dysfunctional ACs at Hospital in Haryana

At least two children died and four were left in critical condition allegedly due to dysfunctional ACs on account of voltage fluctuation at the civil hospital in Haryana's Panipat city.

Pakistan High Commissioner not Invited for Swaraj’s Eid Reception

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood was reportedly not invited for the Eid celebration hosted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for envoys on Tuesday at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra.

One Arrested in Bank Loan Fraud in Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Police has arrested one individual for cheating bank officials to the tune of Rs. 14, 50,000.

Trump Accuses Harley-Davidson of Surrendering to EU’s Tariffs

United States President Donald Trump accused Harley-Davidson Inc. of giving in his on-going trade war with the European Union (EU).

Croatia Ends Iceland’s FIFA World Cup Dreams

Ivan Perisic's last-minute goal on Tuesday ensured Croatia's position to the top of Group D of the ongoing FIFA World Cup with maximum points as they knocked out a resilient Iceland with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don.

Congress Committed Biggest Crime by Imposing Emergency, Says Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh accused the Congress party of committing the "biggest crime" by declaring Emergency in 1975.

Lionel Messi Fans Ecstatic as Argentina Enters Round of 16

Fans of star footballer Lionel Messi across the globe breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after a late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match taking the two-time champions into the round of 16 of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Kunar Peace Convoy Begins its Journey to Kabul

Another peace group from Kunar province in East Afghanistan started their journey to Kabul in an attempt to restore peace in Afghanistan.

NAB to Bring Back Hasan, Hussain Nawaz to Pakistan

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to initiate proceedings to bring Hussain Nawaz and Hasan back to Pakistan through Interpol.

India for Global ban on use of Chemical Weapons

India extended its complete support to the Chemical Weapon Convention to uphold the global ban on the use of chemical weapons.

It is Time to Ditch Anti-ageing

Old people can now stop worrying as anti-ageing is actually possible.

South Korean Team to Visit North Korea Ahead of Family Reunions

A team of South Korean officials will visit North Korea today to inspect facilities for the planned reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

LIKE App Ranked one in India Apple Store

LIKE App, a short video platform and mobile app with body recognition special effects, has been ranked number one on the Apple Store in India.

Helmand Peace Activists Reject Taliban’s Allegations

The Helmand peace activists on Tuesday rebuffed Taliban's allegations that their campaign is fabricated by the United States, asking the Taliban to provide sufficient evidence for such claims.

Iraqi PM Calls for Disarmament of Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has called for the disarmament of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group, including other armed groups.

MEA Writes to European Countries to Trace Nirav Modi

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has sought assistance from select European countries to trace and restrict absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi's movements.

‘India Will not Allow Forces of Hatred Come Near its People’

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted that India will never allow the forces of hatred and violence to come near its people.

Nawaz Sharif Directs PML-N Leaders to Protest Against NAB

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ordered Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders to adopt a strict strategy following the arrests of party candidates by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

First Batch of Amarnath Yatra Flagged off

Amid tight security, the first batch of the Amarnath Yatra was flagged off from Jammu's base camp in Bhagwant Nagar on Tuesday morning.

Bareilly kid Seeks Financial Support for Karate Event in Malaysia

Aman Pal Rathore, a 15-year-old child from Bareilly has been shortlisted to represent India at International Karate Championship in Malaysia from June 29. However, he is now seeking government's help as his family is incapable of financing his tour.

Andhra People do not Want Earlier Elections, Says Nara Lokesh

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh said the people of Andhra Pradesh don't want early elections in the state.

Uber Granted Licence to Operate in London

The Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled in Uber's favour by granting it a 15 month license to operate in the British capital.

Nitish Kumar to Introduce Amendment law on Liquor ban

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said his government will present an amendment law on the liquor prohibition act in the upcoming monsoon session.

US to Impose Sanctions on Turkey, if It Buys Russia’s S-400

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell on Tuesday said the United States threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it buys Russia's S-400 air defense systems.

BMC Collects Rs 3,90,000 Fine on 4th day of Plastic ban

After the Maharashtra government enforced a ban on plastic in the state, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday seized 255.400 kilograms of plastic and collected Rs Rs 3,90,000 in fine.

Will not put Timeline on North Korea Denuclearisation, Says Pompeo

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington D.C. will not put a timeline on negotiations with North Korea but will instead constantly reassess latter's commitment to denuclearization.

Amarnath Yatra to Kickstart Today Amid Tight Security

The first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra will leave from Jammu's base camp in Bhagwant Nagar today amid tightened security.

Koreas to Conduct Joint Study on Connecting Railways Over Border

In an endeavour to implement the Panmunjom Declaration, the South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), will conduct a joint study on connecting and upgrading railways over their border.

Inter-faith Couple ‘did not Live in Lucknow for a Year’

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday said that Tanvi Seth, who earlier accused a passport official of humiliating her inter-faith marriage during the passport issuing procedure, had not been living in Lucknow for the past one year.