Monthly Archives: June 2018
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.
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.
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."
The Malankara Orthodox Church in Kerala has suspended five priests after a man complained that his wife was sexually abused by the priests.
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.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a Passport Seva app for seamless application and issue of passports.
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.
The Supreme Court has adjourned the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the Aircel-Maxis case till tomorrow.
The first poster of Irrfan Khan starrer movie, 'Karwaan' is out and it is all about a lifetime journey of three lost souls.
India has identified Pakistan's attempts of self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir as state-sponsored cross-border terrorism.
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.
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 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.
The Ramanathapuram district police has recovered a huge cache of ammunition and explosives on a coastal hamlet near Thangachimadam's Rameswaram island.
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.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale demanded a ministerial berth in the Maharashtra government for his Republican Party of India (RPI).
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, India's third largest private bank, opened a new branch at Kargil, on Monday.
Cambridge Analytica which wrongfully accessed user data for political campaigns did not use EU user information, Facebook told lawmakers.
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 on Wednesday marked the 145th birth anniversary of noted Indian dancer and singer Gauhar Jaan.
'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 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.
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).
Rapper Cardi B has confirmed that she secretly married hip-hop artist Offset nine months ago.
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's Railway Department is preparing to build up its capacity for upcoming railway projects.
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.
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 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.
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.
Politicians in Britain's House of Commons supported plans to expand the controversial Heathrow Airport by 415 votes to 119.
The Egyptian army announced launching tripartite (air/sea) military exercises in the Mediterranean Sea with Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, (R) Justice Javed Iqbal claimed that some miscreants had threatened to blow up the NAB headquarters.
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.
At least seven Taliban fighters and three Afghan security force members were killed in a clash in Chishti Sharif district.
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 Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met his Seychellois counterpart Danny Faure and held a banquet in his honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.
Germany on Monday said it would work constructively with the new Turkish government, following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's historic election win on Sunday.
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.
A suicide attack in Kunar province in East Afghanistan claimed eight lives and injured four people.
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.
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.
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.
South Korea said it is all set to hold working-level talks with North Korea this week in connection with bilateral economic projects.
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.
JÃºlia 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.
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.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy in the Aircel-Maxis case.
A prisoner committed suicide in the Chanchalguda Central Jail here early this morning.
Eight-time Grammy winner Anita Baker was nearly brought to tears as she was honoured with impressive performances at the 2018 BET Awards.
Seems like, even the judicial system is not free of gender bias, as claimed by a new research.
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.
Caffeine from that morning joe protects the heart, a new research has claimed.
While India is known to consider cows sacred, a Muslim woman is facing death threats for protecting them.
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.
There is considerable stigma attached to vitiligo, which affects about one to two percent of the population worldwide.
Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath was filmed getting his shoelaces tied by party MLA Rajneesh Singh here in Seoni.
Seychelles President Danny Faure on Monday said his presence in India is to take the relationship between the two countries to "newer heights".
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.
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.
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.
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will not attend senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz's book launch, sources said on Monday.
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.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday assured no tree will be cut till he is in office.
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.
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.
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.
After concluding his three-day state visit to Russia, South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home on Sunday.
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.
Tightening his grip on the nation that he has ruled for 15 years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the elections.
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).
According to a government statement, India will make sure that Chabahar Port in Iran becomes operational by 2019.
After winding up his six-day official visit to China, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday arrived in Kathmandu.
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.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia's Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open on Sunday.
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.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Sunday announced to field its candidates against former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
A 15-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by four people inside Baba Raghav Das Medical (BRD) College in Gorakhpur.
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.