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Anti-Extortion Cell Summons Producer Parag Sanghvi, Others in IPL Betting Case

The Anti-Extortion Cell of Thane police on Monday issued summons to more people including film producer Parag Sanghvi and another person Sameer Buddha in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket.

3 Children Killed in Bomb Blast in Kabul

At least three children were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday.

Bengaluru to Host UN Global Compact Network India Convention

Global Compact Network India (GCNI), a local network of the United Nations Global Compact in New York, is holding its 13th National Convention on the theme of 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): A Blueprint for Action' here on June 8 at Hotel Shangri-La.

1993 Mumbai Blast key Conspirator Sent to CBI Custody

A Mumbai special TADA court on Monday sent Ahmed Shaikh alias Ahmed Lambu, a key conspirator in 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody till June 14.

Kerala Government to Reimburse Medical Expense of Nipah Virus Affected People

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced that the state government will reimburse the medical expense of Nipah virus affected people.

Activists Seek Cancellation of Iftar Party Organised by RSS Affiliate

Two Mumbai-based activists have sought cancellation of an Iftar party to be hosted by the Rashtriya Muslim Manch (RMM), the Muslim wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the Sahyadri guest house on Monday.

Two-day Governors’ Conference to Begin Today

President Ram Nath Kovind will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors and Lt. Governors today and tomorrow, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Government to Support Sugarcane Farmers With Over Rs. 8000 Crore Package

In order to improve the liquidity of sugar industry and support the cane farmers, the government will be coming up with a comprehensive package of more than Rs.8000 crore, as per government sources.

Woman Held for Firing Shots Near Marathon in San Diego

A woman was arrested by the San Diego police who held a gun to her head and fired multiple gunshots in a downtown parking garage near which a marathon was underway, authorities said on Sunday.

China’s Economic Growth Improved Externally in 2017

The economic growth in China improved in 2017 on the back of improved external as well as domestic sector dynamics.

Kerala MLA Rakes up Controversy Wearing Mask, Gloves in Assembly

An Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) MLA from Kuttiady town, Parakkal Abdulla, was seen attending Kerala Assembly wearing a mask and gloves to highlight the impact of Nipah virus in state's Kozhikode district.

3 Indian Naval Ships to Participate in Malabar Exercise 2018

The Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet, would be participating in the 22nd edition of Malabar Exercise, off Guam, US from June 7 to 16, 2018.

NCERT Syllabus to be Reduced by Half

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is 'cramped', said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday.

Muscle Injury Forces Serena Williams to Withdraw From French Open

Owing to an injury, American tennis ace Serena Williams was forced to withdraw ahead of a fourth-round French Open match against Maria Sharapova.

Commonwealth Bank Fined $700 Million for Money-laundering, Terror Financing Breaches

Australia's Commonwealth Bank on Monday agreed to pay 700 million Australian dollars (USD 530 million) after admitting to breaches in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism laws.

Pakistan High Commissioner Attends Iftar at Nizamuddin Dargah

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood attended Iftar at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in New Delhi.

Woman Dies of Hunger in Jharkhand

A 58-year-old woman allegedly died of starvation in Dumri area of Giridih district on Sunday.

Swaraj Highlights BRICS’ Role in Shaping Global Trade

External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj on Monday highlighted the importance of BRICS association in shaping the global political, economic, and security spheres, as she welcomed her South African counterpart Lindiwe Sisulu.

Trump to Host Ramzan Dinner Next Week

United States President Donald Trump is set to host an iftar dinner at the White House next week to celebrate the holy month of Ramzan.

Renowned Indian Journalist Leela Menon Passes Away

A distinguished voice in Indian journalism, Leela Menon died on Sunday. She was 86. She has been suffering from various ailments for a long time and breathed her last in signature old age home, Kochi.

Indian Economy a car With 3 Tyres Punctured, Says Chidambaram

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government over the rise in fuel prices and other economic issues, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that Indian economy has become like a car whose three tyres are punctured.

MP Tabassum Hasan Files Complaint Against Communal Post Being Spread in her Name

MP Tabassum Hasan has written to SP, Shamli, to investigate Whatsapp posts attributing a communal post to her, after she won the Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll. According to the complaint, the post that is being falsely attributed to Hassan says, 'Yeh Allah ki jeet hai aur Ram ki haar' (This is Allah's victory and Ram's defeat.)

Central University of Kerala Dismisses 4 Students From Hostel

As per the order issued by Registrar, Central University, Kerala the students are dismissed on the grounds that they routinely create problems in the hostel and break hostel rules. The order state, students have allegedly worked against the university system.

Bhartiya Kisan Union to end Protest in Punjab

The Bhartiya Kisan Union on Monday decided to end the farmers protest in Punjab on June 6.

Lalu Returns to Patna After Treatment From Mumbai

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief and fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad, who was out on provisional bail, returned to Patna from Mumbai, where he had gone for treatment for his heart-related problems.

Aruna Jagadeesan Will Meet Injured

Retired High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan, who has been appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the violence and consequent police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, said that she will meet the injured in the hospital.

India Post Provides Option to ‘De-Link’ Aadhaar From Accounts

India Post is now providing an option for its bank account holders to de-link their accounts from their Aadhaar number. It has also made clear that new accounts can be opened without an Aadhaar card. The move comes after the Supreme Court of India made it clear to the Centre that Aadhaar linking could not be made mandatory for public services.

Sharif Refuses to Take Blame for Pakistan Power Crisis

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday refused to take the blame for the power crisis in the country.

Arun Jaitley Returns Home After Kidney Transplant

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely returned home on Monday after a successful kidney transplant, the senior BJP leader tweeted the news a while ago.

Self-drive Travel Gaining Popularity in India

There is no better way of travelling to a new place and experiencing things up close.

‘RSS’ Iftar Party Needs to be Boycotted due to its Anti-Muslim Policy’

A day after demanding cancellation of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS)-organised Iftar party, Mumbai-based activist and advocate Adil Khatri on Monday said the party should be boycotted as the organisation has "anti-Muslim" policy.

A mission to ‘Green’ India Over the Next Year

Spurred by the success of Green Kanha, a successful initiative for shaping the micro climate of hundreds of acres of Kanha Shantivanam in Hyderabad, the Heartfulness Institute has started three major initiatives linked to preservation, enrichment and sustenance of ecosystems.

Resolving Cauvery Issue Crucial to Karnataka, TN Farmers, Says Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said the Cauvery water issue needs to be resolved after setting aside all differences with Tamil Nadu, as it is important for the welfare of farmers from both the states.

Bombay Caterers Association Inaugurates Catering Institute in Mumbai

Bombay Caterers Association (BCA) opened the Institute of Catering Technology and Event Management (ICTEM) at Angels Education Trust, Sion (W), Mumbai. This is the first ever vegetarian catering institute offering various courses. This is also the first institute for outdoor catering industry in India.

Election Commission Orders Probe Into Irregularities in Madhya Pradesh Electoral Lists

The Election Commission of India (EC) on Sunday ordered a probe into alleged irregularities in electoral rolls in Madhya Pradesh.

Sexual Abuse of Girls at Muzaffarpur Girls’ Home, FIR Registered

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS, Mumbai) in an audit report revealed that minor girls living at government children home located at Sahu Road under Town police station area in Muzaffarpur are subjected to sexual assault.

Nationwide Farmers’ Agitation Enters Third day

The 10-day long nationwide protest called by the farmers entered the third day on Sunday.

Pedro Sanchez Sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of the country by King Felipe after the ousting of conservative Mariano Rajoy.

Kumaraswamy Instructs Officials to cut Down Unnecessary Expenditure

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has instructed its officials to cut down all unnecessary expenditure, if any, in the administration to strengthen the state's financial status.

Criticize us, but Please Come Watch us, Sunil Chhetri Urges Nation

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday made an emotional appeal to fans requesting them to watch football and support the team in the ongoing Intercontinental Cup 2018.

Shopping of Swords on Flipkart Related to Aurangabad Violence, Online Procurement of Weapons Becoming...

This is the second time that online booking of weapons has been made in relation to communal violence. In the violence against Muslims in Aurangabad, Bihar, that took place in connection with the Ram Navami festival, it was found that the weapons reached the perpetrators through online orders. An independent seven-member fact-finding team of journalists and social activists that investigated the violence had found that the Ram Navami related violence was premeditated and was facilitated by local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. Around 2 lakh swords were procured from outside the state prior to the Ram Navami ‘celebrations’. Orders were placed on an online shopping portal, which connected the buyers with suppliers who delivered the consignment through a courier service in different districts of the state.

Shillong is Witnessing a Casteist War Against Dalit Sikhs

The Punjabi Line is still called the 'Sweepers' Colony' as a reminder of the casteist practice they were subjected to, in the past. Meghalaya has witnessed violence of this nature in the past but this is the first time after 1987 that it is repeating. The fact that it is happening after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power just three months ago has fuelled more angst among the public who are not used to seeing Meghalaya in news for communal violence.

Palestinian Paramedic Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers in Gaza, 100 Others Injured

Israeli military claims about the latest attack that took the life of Razan al-Najjar, that they were 'retaliating' to the 'thousands of rioters' who were 'burning tyres adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure.' Palestinian Ministry of Health said that at least a hundred people were injured in the attack that killed Najjar.

Is It The Beginning Of The End to the “Modi-Wave” ?

The news from Kairana was a shocker for NDA. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), candidate Tabassum Hasan, backed by SP-BSP-Congress combine won with a whopping margin of 44,600 votes. While responding to media, Tabassum said, “Kairana me hi BJP ko dafan karna” (We had to bury BJP in Kairana)

UGC Circular on Faculty Reservation, DUTA on Warpath

The DU administration has taken no visible steps in the resolution of issues regarding appointment, promotions, and pension. The DUTA GBM demanded that if the HRD Minister and the DU VC cannot resolve the urgent and long pending demands of teachers, they should both resign.”

Kerala High Court Orders Stay on Acquiring Land in Thuruthi for National Highway

A big win for activists who worked on preventing a National Highway through the Dalit colony of Thuruthi in Pappinsheri, Kerala. The Kerala High Court has issues a stay order against acquiring Land for National Highway.

A Cuppa Green tea Could Save Your Heart

Turns out, green tea does not only aid in immunity boosting and weight loss but also prevents heart attacks.

Terrorists lob Grenades at Bunker Vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Terrorists lobbed grenades and fired upon a Bunker vehicle of the 183 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) battalion on Friday, while it was on its way to an Idgah in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Bopanna, Bhambri to Play for Pre-quarterfinal Berths in French Open

Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos will look to seal a pre-quarterfinal berth in the ongoing French Open when they play their last-32 clash of the mixed doubles event here on Friday.

Terrorist Involved in 1993 Mumbai Blast Arrested From Gujarat

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested a terrorist identified as Ahmed Lambu from Gujarat's Navsari-Valsad coastal area, who was allegedly involved in 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case.

Badrinath National Highway Closed due to Heavy Rains

The Badrinath National Highway was closed at two places on Friday due to minor landslides following heavy rains in parts of Uttarakhand last night.

Pravin Togadia’s Associate Offers Reward to Thrash Salman Khan

Govind Parashar, the Agra unit chief of 'Hindu Hi Aage' outfit, has declared a reward of Rs five lakh for anyone who thrashes Bollywood actor Salman Khan.

High Alert in Jammu and Kashmir Over Possible Fidayeen Attack on Security Forces

High alert was issued in Srinagar on Friday over the high possibility of a Fidayeen attack on security forces and their establishments in next two or three days.

President Approves Andhra Pradesh Land Amendment Bill, Social Impact Assessment Struck Off for Certain...

One of the major changes brought about by the amendment is that it exempts certain projects termed 'vital to national security, defence, irrigation and other projects from the requirement of Chapter - II of Act 30 of 2013.

Non-Subsidised LPG gets Rs 48 Jump, Subsidised up by Rs 2.34 in Delhi

In yet another blow to the common man after the continuous hike in fuel prices in the past few weeks, the prices for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) got increased by Rs 2.34 and Rs 48 for subsidised and non-subsidised cylinders respectively in the national capital on Friday.

Petrol Price cut by 6 Paise per Litre, Diesel by 5 Paise

Prices for petrol and diesel have fallen by 6 paise and 5 paise per litre respectively on Friday.

Russian Foreign Minister Meets Kim in Pyongyang

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un here on Thursday.

No Room for Error for Brazil at World Cup, Says Willian

New Delhi:Brazil midfielder Willian believes that his side cannot make any mistakes at the upcoming Football World Cup at Russia if Brazil wanted to...

North Korea Could see ‘Brighter Future’ if it Dumps Nukes, Says Pompeo

New York:United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said North Korea could see a brighter future only if it advocated the path...

Badaun Rape Victim Seeks Time Ahead of Recording Statement

The woman, who had accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Badaun Kushagra Sagar of allegedly raping her, has sought time ahead of recording her statement.

Intra-State e-way bill to be Rolled out in 6 States Today

At least six states - Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir will roll out the e-way bill system for the intra-state movement of goods on Friday.

Canada Hits Back With Dollar-for-Dollar Tariffs on US Goods

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday announced that the country would impose its own tariffs on United States' goods in retaliation to Washington D.C.'s steel and aluminium tariffs.

Andhra Government to Give Allowance to Unemployed Youth

In an endeavour to facilitate the unemployed youth of the state, Andhra Pradesh government announced to give a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 each to Unemployed graduate youth.

Did not fire Comey for Russia probe, Says Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey due to the alleged Russian meddling probe, contradicting his previous statements.

Indian Economy is on right track, Says Piyush Goyal

After India on Thursday retained the fastest growing major economy tag; Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal asserted that nation's economy is on the right track.

Malala’s otherworldly message to Musk is winning the net

Twitterati are praising renowned Pakistani educational activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai over her epic reply to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Cyrus Mistry tears into Tata for dragging his name in AirAsia Scam

Former Tata Group chief Cyrus Mistry on Thursday slammed AirAsia India director's Ramachandran Venkataraman for dragging his name in the AirAsia India scam case.

Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz Government’s 5-year tenure ends

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government on Friday midnight completed its five-year tenure.

Muslim Cattle Trader Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances, was on Bajrang Dal Radar, Says...

While the police say that 13 calves were in the vehicle, nothing is known about the men who were transporting them, including the deceased. The police station confirmed that these calves have been shifted to a gosala nearby. Gosalas are cattle houses owned by Hindu trusts and usually actively managed by Hindu fundamentalist organizations like the Bajrang Dal.