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Daily Archives: 28th June 2018

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.

My Voice Becomes Stronger, Says Prakash Raj on ‘Gauri Lankesh Killers Planning to Kill...

"Not threatened at all", said actor Prakash Raj on Thursday, on reports that the killers of journalist Gauri Lankesh had planned to kill him as well.

President Kovind to Embark on 2-day UP Visit Today

President Ram Nath Kovind will address the 51st convocation of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on Thursday, during his two-day visit in Uttar Pradesh.

Brazil Brush Aside Serbia to Seal Last 16 Spot

Five-time world champions Brazil eased past Serbia with a fantastic 2-0 win, in their Group E match to progress to the round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium here on Wednesday.

Centre did not Give nod for Tree Felling in Delhi, Says Harsh Vardhan

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the Centre had not given permission for the mass felling of trees in South Delhi for the re-construction project of several colonies.

US Conveys Regret to India Over 2 +2 Dialogue Postponement

United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have agreed to reschedule the 2+2 dialogue between the two countries as soon as possible at a mutually convenient time and location.

Despite Surgical Strike Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan Increased, Says JD(U)

Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Varma on Wednesday said even after the 2016 surgical strike, Pakistan keeps on violating ceasefire and attack India with impunity.

Congress Tears into BJP

The Congress on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent survey which termed India as the world's most dangerous country for women.

North Korea Continues to be a Nuclear Threat, Says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said that North Korea still remains a nuclear threat.

American Talk Show Hosts Joke About Trump’s Travel ban

Late night American talk show hosts took a dig on the US Supreme Court's decision to support President Donald Trump's travel ban on several countries.

XXXTentacion Murder Suspect on run

The suspects in the shooting of rapper XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfro) are on run.

20 Years on, 75-year-old Woman Waits for Indian Citizenship

A 75-year-old Pakistani woman, named Habeeb Unissa Begum, has been allegedly waiting for over 20 years to become an official citizen of India.

Meet Reel Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will next be seen as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the upcoming film 'The Accidental Prime Minister', on Wednesday revealed the first look of actors Arjun Mathur and Aahana Kumra as Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi respectively.

Red Hen Owner Resigns From Virginia Business Group

The owner of Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, who refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and asked her to leave has resigned from a local business group.

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir boy Repatriated on Humanitarian Grounds

An 11-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) was on Wednesday handed over to Pakistani authorities, four days after he inadvertently crossed into the Indian side in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

ED Refutes Corruption Charges Against its Officer Investigating Aircel-Maxis, 2G Spectrum Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday rejected a secret report submitted in the Supreme Court, which accuses its officer Rajeshwar Singh of indulging in corruption.

Koreas to Hold Working-level Talks Today

North and South Korea will hold working-level talks on Thursday to discuss the issue of cross-border roads.

Water Crisis Hits Varanasi as Heat Takes Toll on River Ganga

The water level of river Ganga went down significantly in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi forcing the concerned department to issue water crisis alert in many parts of the city.

Former Fox News Co-president Bill Shine Accepts new White House job

Former co-president of Fox News, Bill Shine has accepted the post of deputy chief of staff for communications in the White House, multiple sources have told ABC News.

CBI Raids 9 Places in West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh

In an ongoing investigation of a chit fund case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday conducted raids at nine places in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to Retire

The United States' Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday announced his retirement, saying he will officially step down from the post by July 31.

TDP Will Rule the Full Term, Says Nara Lokesh

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh on Wednesday said that his party will complete office tenure and clarified that the state government would not go for early elections before January 2019.

Pakistan Lifts ban on Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Unfreezes Assets of its Chief

Pakistan government has ordered to unfreeze the assets of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi and remove the ban on his movement.

First Batch of Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims Halted due to Heavy Rainfall

The first batch of pilgrims, going to Amarnath Yatra, was halted at Baltal on Thursday due to heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir.

Financial Action Task Force Puts Pakistan on ‘Grey List’

Global anti-terror financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its 'grey list'.

Centre Intentionally Delaying Kadapa Steel Plant, Says Andhra CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu accused the Centre of "intentionally delaying" the Kadapa steel plant project.

Trump Meets Portuguese President at White House

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday met Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the White House, where the two leaders discussed various issues.

10 BSF Jawans Going to Jammu and Kashmir on Army Special Train go Missing

Ten Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers on Wednesday went missing from a special army train between Bardhaman and Dhanbad railway stations.

Chennai-Salem Green Corridor Protests: All You Need to Know

Responding to TWJ correspondent Students Uprising Movement for Social Welfare (SUMS) representative Dinesh said, “Operation Samadhaan which is launched to tackle the Naxal problem is used to suppress people’s movement in the state. A group of students who were distributing notices were also arrested. There is no space for political opposition. We will fight back.”