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Students Develop Water-saving ‘Smart Washbasin’

In a country where most cities are facing a major water crisis, students of a private engineering college here have designed a 'smart washbasin' that can help to conserve water.

Pakistan SC to Resume Hearing of 2011 Memogate Scandal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will resume hearing a Suo Moto case relating to the 2011 Memogate scandal, involving former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani.

CBI, ED Filed Charge Sheets With Blatantly False Allegations, Says Mallya

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has claimed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have filed charge sheets against him "with various untenable and blatantly false allegations."

Five Priests Suspended From Kerala Church for Sexual Exploitation

The Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala has suspended five priests after a man complained that his wife was sexually abused by the priests.

Ahmed Patel Seeks BJP Apology for Four-year ‘Undeclared Emergency’

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for commenting on the 1975 Emergency period and asked the party whether it would apologise for the "undeclared emergency" of the past four years.

Swaraj Introduces Passport Seva app

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a Passport Seva app for seamless application and issue of passports.

In Mumbai, A Woman Poisoned Her Family Due To Continuous Harassment In The Name...

Survase said that she was harassed regularly during her two-year-old marriage, for her dark complexion. She was also told that she could not cook well.

SC Adjourns Swamy’s Plea Till Tomorrow in Aircel-Maxis Case

The Supreme Court has adjourned the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the Aircel-Maxis case till tomorrow.

Here’s the Poster of Irrfan Khan’s ‘Karwaan’

The first poster of Irrfan Khan starrer movie, 'Karwaan' is out and it is all about a lifetime journey of three lost souls.

India Equates Pakistan’s Self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir to State-sponsored Terrorism

India has identified Pakistan's attempts of self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir as state-sponsored cross-border terrorism.

Family Alleges Medical Negligence in boy’s Death

The family of a deceased 19-year-old boy from Jagdalpur district has claimed that medical negligence was the reason for the youth's demise.

Apple Assigns ‘Human Editors’ to Tackle Fake News

Who could be better at judging fake news from the authentic one than humans themselves? Apple has decided to take the charge on itself to present reliable news to its readers ahead of the mid-term elections.

Arunachal Congress Rejects BJP’s Claim of Winning 2019 Polls

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy has challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) repeated claim of winning the 2019 state assembly elections with a majority.

Suspected LTTE Ammunition, Explosives Unearthed in Rameswaram

The Ramanathapuram district police has recovered a huge cache of ammunition and explosives on a coastal hamlet near Thangachimadam's Rameswaram island.

UK Government Unveils Ambitious Global Oceans Strategy

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has unveiled an ambitious plan to bring together all of the government's international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time.

Athawale Seeks Ministerial Post for RPI in Maharashtra Government

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale demanded a ministerial berth in the Maharashtra government for his Republican Party of India (RPI).

Here’s why This TDP MLA Slept in a Graveyard

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA Nimmala Rama Naidu slept in a graveyard in Palakole on June 22, in order to drive away fear among construction workers.

Axis Bank Opens new Branch in Jammu-Kashmir’s Kargil

Axis Bank, India's third largest private bank, opened a new branch at Kargil, on Monday.

Cambridge Analytica did not Access EU User Data, Says Facebook

Cambridge Analytica which wrongfully accessed user data for political campaigns did not use EU user information, Facebook told lawmakers.

Mumbai Woman Alleges Physical Assault by Uber Co-passenger

A police complaint was registered after a Mumbai-based woman journalist claimed that she was assaulted and verbally abused by a female co-passenger on Monday.

Google Doodle Celebrates Noted Singer Gauhar Jaan’s Birth Anniversary

Google Doodle on Wednesday marked the 145th birth anniversary of noted Indian dancer and singer Gauhar Jaan.

Transcendence/Kochi, an Array of Mattancherry Sights

'Transcendence/Kochi', the self-taught art photographer Biju Ibrahim's photo exhibition reflects the lives of 38 communities settled in Mattancherry. These communities who live in the total area of five kilometres are of diverse religious, linguistic and ethnocultural identities.

Portugal Enters Knockout Rounds Despite Ronaldo’s Penalty Miss

Portugal on Monday entered the knockout stages of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after they survived a 1-1 draw against Iran in their last group encounter at the Mordovia Arena.

Sapna Chaudhary ‘Okay’ With BJP Leader’s ‘Thumkewali’ Remark

Haryanvi dancer Sapna Chaudhary said she does not seek an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Chopra and is 'okay' with him calling her a 'thumkewali' (dancer).

Cardi B Reveals she Secretly Married Offset

Rapper Cardi B has confirmed that she secretly married hip-hop artist Offset nine months ago.

India Snubs Pakistan at UNGA, Says no ‘Empty Rhetoric’ Will Change Reality

India snubbed Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for making a reference of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, while asserting that no "empty rhetoric" from Islamabad will change the reality.

Nepal Does Capacity Building for Upcoming Railway Projects

Nepal's Railway Department is preparing to build up its capacity for upcoming railway projects.

US Vows to Stands Firm With Saudi Against Border Threats

The United States State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, in a statement, said that the US firmly backs Saudi Arabia in defending their borders against continued threats from Houthi missiles.

Saudi Woman Drowns in Sri Lanka

A 24-year-old Saudi woman, drowned in a river in Sri Lanka when she was taking a boat trip during a family vacation in the island.

Pallavi Darua Crowned as India’s First ‘Tribal Queen’

Pallavi Durua, who belongs to Odisha's Koraput district, was crowned as the first Tribal Queen at the Adi Rani Kalinga Tribal Queen competition held at Utkal Mandap here on Sunday.

Restaurant in Pune Delivers Food in Steel Lunch Boxes

A restaurant in Pune has started delivering food in steel lunch boxes after the Maharashtra Government imposed a ban on the use of plastic in the state.

British Parliament Agrees to Expand Controversial Heathrow Airport

Politicians in Britain's House of Commons supported plans to expand the controversial Heathrow Airport by 415 votes to 119.

Egypt to Hold Military Drills With Greece, Greek Cypriot Administration

The Egyptian army announced launching tripartite (air/sea) military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea with Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration.

NAB Receives Threats of Headquarters Being Blown, Says Chairman Javed Iqbal

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, (R) Justice Javed Iqbal claimed that some miscreants had threatened to blow up the NAB headquarters.

Spain Enters Round of 16 After Dramatic 2-2 Draw Against Morocco

Iago Aspas' goal in the extra time booked Spain's seat in the elimination rounds of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after they ended their last group stage match against already-eliminated Morocco 2-2 in Kaliningrad on Monday.

7 Taliban, 3 Afghan Soldiers Killed in Herat Clash

At least seven Taliban fighters and three Afghan security force members were killed in a clash in Chishti Sharif district.

Sardar Patel had Offered Kashmir to Pakistan, Says Saifuddin Soz

Senior Congress Party leader Saifuddin Soz claimed that leader of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, had offered Kashmir to Pakistan in exchange of Hyderabad.

President Kovind Hosts Banquet for his Seychelles Counterpart

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met his Seychellois counterpart Danny Faure and held a banquet in his honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Germany Vows to Work Constructively With Erdogan

Germany on Monday said it would work constructively with the new Turkish government, following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's historic election win on Sunday.

‘Obsessed’ Major Handa Made 3,300 Calls to Victim

Army Major Nikhil Handa, who is accused of killing the wife of his fellow officer, exchanged more than 3,300 calls and messages since January with the victim, the police said.

8 Killed in Kunar Suicide Bombing

A suicide attack in Kunar province in East Afghanistan claimed eight lives and injured four people.

CBI Seeks Middleman’s Extradition From Italy

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sent a fresh request to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to extradite middleman in AgustaWestland scam, Carlo Valentino Gerosa, from Italy, a source said on Monday.

China to Import Cattle From Myanmar

The Myanmar government and China's Yunan province are planning to finalise an agreement to export cattle to meet rising demand in the Chinese market.

Banker Seeking Sexual Favour Against Loan Sanction Arrested

Rajesh Hivse, the manager of the Central Bank of India's Datala branch who allegedly sought sexual favours from a woman to clear a crop loan, was arrested from Nagpur on Monday.

Two Koreas to Hold Talks on Bilateral Economic Projects

South Korea said it is all set to hold working-level talks with North Korea this week in connection with bilateral economic projects.

Centre Plans to Provide Bail to Undertrial Women

As part of its recommendations in form of a report, titled 'Women in Prisons', the Ministry of Women and Child Development on Sunday sought relaxation in provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) to allow bail to the undertrial women inmates in jails, who have spent one-third of their maximum possible sentence in detention.

Brazilian Sports Journalist Blasts at Soccer fan who Tried to Kiss her

Júlia Guimaraes, a Brazilian sports journalist was lauded for her reaction towards a man who tried to kiss her while she was reporting for the World Cup in Yekaterinburg.

CRPF Constitutes Motorcycle Squad Ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) formed a special motorcycle squad as part of its security arrangements ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra.

SC to Hear Swamy’s Plea on Aircel-Maxis Case Tomorrow

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Prisoner Commits Suicide in Chanchalguda Jail

A prisoner committed suicide in the Chanchalguda Central Jail here early this morning.

Twitter Lauds Anita Baker’s Tribute at 2018 BET Awards

Eight-time Grammy winner Anita Baker was nearly brought to tears as she was honoured with impressive performances at the 2018 BET Awards.

Judicial System, Also a Ground for Gender Bias

Seems like, even the judicial system is not free of gender bias, as claimed by a new research.

SC to Hear Disqualified AIADMK MLAs’ Plea on June 27

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea filed by 18 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs against their disqualification, on June 27.

Four Cups of Coffee, key to Healthy Heart

Caffeine from that morning joe protects the heart, a new research has claimed.

Muslim Woman Disowned by Family for Running cow Shelter

While India is known to consider cows sacred, a Muslim woman is facing death threats for protecting them.

BJP Free to Fight Elections Alone, Says JD(U)

The Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to contest from all 40 seats in the state alone if it does not need help from its alliances.

Exposing the Real Issues of Vitiligo

There is considerable stigma attached to vitiligo, which affects about one to two percent of the population worldwide.

Congress MLA Ties Kamal Nath’s Shoelaces

Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath was filmed getting his shoelaces tied by party MLA Rajneesh Singh here in Seoni.

Seychelles President Wishes to Take Relationship With India to ‘Newer Heights’

Seychelles President Danny Faure on Monday said his presence in India is to take the relationship between the two countries to "newer heights".

After Kolkata Organisation Gets Trade Union Status, Domestic Workers Take To Streets For Their...

PGPS was the first organisation of domestic workers to be granted trade union status in West Bengal. A week later, on 22 June, 2018, a protest gathering of about 2000 domestic workers under the leadership of PGPS marched from Sealdah railway station to Rani Rashmoni Road in Kolkata demanding a set of basic rights. Some of the demands put forward by the protesters speak volumes about the exploitation that has been taking place in Indian households.

Nawaz Sharif’s UK Properties Estimated at £32 Million

The total value of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family's London-owned properties is estimated at 32 million pounds, a report has revealed.

Five Dead, six Injured in car-Auto Rickshaw Collision in Telangana

At least five were killed and six others were injured following a collision between a car and an auto-rickshaw in Telangana's Ranga Reddy District.

Manmohan Singh to Skip Saifuddin Soz’s Book Launch

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will not attend senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book launch, sources said on Monday.

Spread Violence in Kashmir Valley, Says Hafeez Saeed

Mumbai terror attack mastermind and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba terror outfit Hafiz Saeed has openly championed the need for violence in the Kashmir Valley.

HS Puri Assures ‘no Tree Will be cut’ Till he is a Minister

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday assured no tree will be cut till he is in office.

NW-1 Project Will Fail Until Ganga Siltation Issue is Addressed, Says Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the Central government's National Waterway 1 project will not be successful unless the issue of siltation is addressed in the state.

Shashi Kapoor Honoured for his Contribution to Indian Cinema

The 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards on Sunday paid a tribute to late legendary actor Shashi Kapoor for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

Pyongyang Urges South Korea to Scrap North Korean Human Rights act, Foundation

North Korean state media on Sunday asked South Korea to abolish its North Korean human rights act and a foundation dedicated to its enforcement as that would hamper efforts to improve cross-border ties.

Moon Returns to South Korea From Russia Visit

After concluding his three-day state visit to Russia, South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home on Sunday.

Colombia Beat Poland 3-0 to Stay Alive in FIFA WC

Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado's goals on Sunday revived Colombia's hopes of reaching the knockout rounds of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Poland at the Kazan Arena here.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Wins

Tightening his grip on the nation that he has ruled for 15 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the elections.

Congress Must Choose Between ‘Thumkas’, Winning Elections, Says BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Chopra

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Kumar Chopra said the Congress Party must decide what is more important to them, winning elections or 'thumkas' (dance move).

India Plans to Make Chabahar Port Operational by 2019

According to a government statement, India will make sure that Chabahar Port in Iran becomes operational by 2019.

PM Oli Reaches Nepal After six-day China Visit

After winding up his six-day official visit to China, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday arrived in Kathmandu.

Nawaz not to Participate in Electoral Campaigning

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said he won't be able to participate in the electoral campaign in the upcoming general elections due to the fragile medical condition of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz.

Borna Coric Wins Halle Open, Defeats Roger Federer

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia's Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open on Sunday.

BET Awards 2018

While 'Black Panther' took home the 'Best Movie' award, R&B singer Anita Baker was honoured with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 2018 BET Awards.

PML-N Fields Candidates Against Nisar

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday announced to field its candidates against former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

Teen Assaulted Inside UP Medical College

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by four people inside Baba Raghav Das Medical (BRD) College in Gorakhpur.

Praggnanandhaa’s Family Feels ‘Proud’ Over his Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster Title

Chennai-based Tamil Nadu R Praggnanandhaa, 12, has become the youngest Indian Grandmaster and the second youngest overall in Chess by earning his third Grand Master norm during the Gredine Open in Italy. His family is proud over his achievement.