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Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Victim was heavily sedated

The drugs believed to be local cannabis as well as Epitril with the composition of 0.5mg were given to the victim. Besides that, she was forcefully given five tablets of Clonazepam of 0.5 mg each which is higher than the safe dosage.

Joint Resistance Leadership Threatens Mass Agitation over Article 35 A

The break-up of PDP-BJP government has brought the focus back on the legal battle for the protection of Article 35-A.

TISS Student Body Election: Victory of Democracy say Leaders

Earlier, in February, the students of TISS, Mumbai began striking, protesting against the administration’s decision to withdraw a fee waiver offered to SC, ST and OBC students who are eligible for the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS). The election held on Friday saw many leaders of this strike win and take positions in the Students' Union.

Nehwal Enters Second Round of Badminton World Championship

Former world number one Saina Nehwal edged past her Turkish opponent Aliye Demirbag in straight games to enter the second round of the ongoing Badminton World Championship here at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday.

`BSF, Assam Rifles Deployed to Stop Further Infiltration of Rohingyas`

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that security forces were deployed to stop further infiltration of Rohingyas.

Mauritius Gears up for 11th World Hindi Conference

The stage is being laid out in Mauritius for the 11th World Hindi Conference, an event aimed at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at a global level.

Vyapam Scam Accused Sentenced to 4 Years’ Imprisonment

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday awarded four years' imprisonment to each to the four accused in the Vyapam scam.

Mallya Denies Allegations of Money Laundering

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday denied money laundering allegations against him on arrival at London's Westminster court for the final hearing in his extradition case.

Kumaraswamy Accuses Media for Separate Statehood Protests

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday warned that media would be held responsible if anything went wrong in the north Karnataka statehood protests in future.

Nawaz Sharif Better now, say Doctors

Medical practitioners at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences on Tuesday said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's health is improving.

Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s Firms Withdraw Pleas

Nirav Modi's Firestar Diamonds International and Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Gems withdrew their pleas from Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

Another Case Registered Against Muzaffarpur Shelter Case Prime Accused

Few days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against the Muzaffarpur shelter officers and employees, another case on Tuesday registered against Brijesh Thakur after 11 women went missing from another shelter home owned by him in the city.

3 in 5 Babies not Breastfed in First Hour of Life

According to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO), around 78 million babies or three in every five are not breastfed within the first hour of the birth, putting them at a higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding.

Vietnam Pitches for Strengthening Trade With India

Vietnamese Envoy to India Ton Sinh Thanh pitched for strengthening trade and economic ties between New Delhi and Hanoi in the coming years in a bid to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

NIA Court Awards Convict With 5-Year Imprisonment in Espionage Case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Chennai on Tuesday convicted Mohamed Saleem in an espionage case, awarding him five years of imprisonment.

TMC, Congress Give Adjournment Notices Over Assam NRC Issue

The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress on Tuesday gave adjournment motion notices in the Lok Sabha over Assam's controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.

Islamabad HC to Hear Sharifs’ Appeals in Avenfield Case

The Islamabad High Court's (IHC) constitutional bench on Tuesday will hear petitions filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar against their convictions in the Avenfield reference case.

WhatsApp Group Video Calls are Finally Here

WhatsApp group video calling feature is beginning to roll out starting this week for both iOS and Android.

Pakistan Envoy Meets Mattis in Washington

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States (US), Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, met US Defense Secretary James N. Mattis here at the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Pentagon on Monday.

Google Calendar Makes it Easy to Reschedule Meetings

Google Calendar has been added with a new feature that will make it more convenient to suggest a new time for a meeting invite.

Maratha Outfit to Carry out Jail Bharo Andolan From Tomorrow

Maratha outfit Maratha Kranti Morcha, who have been demanding reservations in government jobs and education for the community, has announced another phase of their agitation on August 1.

Hearing in Aircel-Maxis Case Adjourned Until October 1

Delhi's Patiala House Court has adjourned the hearing in the Aircel-Maxis case until October 1 and will take cognizance of the chargesheets filed by the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation on the same day.

Mamata Banerjee to Meet Rajnath Singh Today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh later today.

NAB Files Corruption Reference Against Former Pakistan PM Shaukat Aziz

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a corruption reference against former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in the accountability court.

Recent GST Rate cut Credit Negative, Says Moody’s

Credit rating agency Moody's has said that the recent cuts in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates will weigh on the government's revenue collections and are credit negative for the country.

Cash, Gold Worth Rs 3 Lakh Stolen From Mika Singh’s House

Singer Mika Singh, through his manager, on Monday lodged a complaint at the Oshiwara Police Station here reporting a theft of around Rs 3 lakh at his residence here.

Engineer Nabbed for Accepting Rs 2 Lakh Bribe in Hyderabad

A superintending engineer of the Telangana Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TUFIDC) was arrested by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a Rs 2 lakh-worth bribe from a complainant.

Trump’s Lawyer Unsure if Collusion With Russia is a Crime

Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer of United States President Donald Trump on Monday said the former was not sure whether collusion with Russia would be considered a crime.

India’s First Rapid Rail Project on Track

Uttar Pradesh will soon become country's first state to get Rapid Rail in the first phase of implementation of RRTS. The ambitious rapid rail project will connect Delhi and Meerut in the first corridor.

PML-N, PPP, MMA to Form Opposition Alliance

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) have agreed to form a 'solid' alliance in the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies.

Ex-Shiromani Akali Dal Minister Acquitted of Rape, Blames Congress

Former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Sucha Singh Langah was acquitted by a local court in a rape case filed against him by a woman constable of the Punjab Police in 2017.

Sharif’s Ward in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Declared as ‘Sub-Jail’

Islamabad's chief commissioner on Monday declared former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences' (PIMS) Cardiac Centre as a 'sub-jail'.

UP Temple Purified With ‘Gangajal’ After BJP MLA’s Visit

A temple in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur town was purified with 'Gangajal' and statutes of deities were sent to Allahabad for purification after the visit of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Manisha Anuragi.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Seeks Support From Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tehreen on Monday led a delegation of his party to the office of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in Karachi's Bahadurabad, seeking the latter's support to form the government in the Centre.

Chemists in Punjab Observe a day’s Strike Over ‘Unwarranted Raids’

Upset over the state government's stance against them, chemists in Punjab on Monday observed a day's strike over 'unwarranted raids' being conducted at their shops.

NDRF Evacuates 114 People From Water-logged Areas in Assam

As many as 114 people were evacuated from water-logged low-lying areas of Assam's Sivaganga district by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday.

PTI Claims to Have Numbers to Establish Central, Punjab Government

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday confirmed that the party had secured the requisite number of seats to form the government both at the Centre and in Punjab.

Senior Army Official Accuses his Unit Behind Custodial Killings, Extortion

Wife of Lieutenant Colonel Dharamvir Singh has moved to the Manipur High Court claiming that her husband was wrongly detained by armed jawans on July 1 morning and was kept under house arrest till the court ordered his release.

Andhra CM Inaugurates 12 Mobile ATMs for Rural Areas

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday inaugurated 12 mobile ATMs of the Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank here.

Malaysian Report Fails to Determine Cause of Plane’s Disappearance

Malaysian authorities have not arrived at a definitive conclusion to determine the cause behind the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines' ill-fated MH-370 flight.

Orange Alert Issued as Kerala’s Idukki dam Water Level Increases

The Kerala authorities have issued an orange alert after the water level in the Idukki dam touched 2,395 feet on Monday.

Taj Trapezium Zone Chief, MoEF Secretary Responsible for Preserving Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court on Monday said the onus of maintaining and preserving the Taj Mahal was on the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Chairman and the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

ICC Wishes England on Their 1000th Test

International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent its wishes to the English cricket team as they are preparing for their 1000th Test match, to be played against India at Edgbaston from August 1.

Supreme Court Extends Protection to Major Aditya in Shopian Firing Case

The Supreme Court on Monday extended the protection granted to Major Aditya Kumar in the Shopian firing case till August 21 while hearing a petition filed by Lieutenant Colonel Karamveer Singh, father of Major Aditya.

Case Against ‘Satyameva Jayate’ for Hurting Religious Sentiments

A case has been registered against upcoming Bollywood movie 'Satyameva Jayate' by the Shia community in Hyderabad for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

Good Alliance in Vajpayee’s Regime, Suffered in Modi’s Time, Says Mehbooba

Reminiscing "golden times" under former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Monday asserted that she "suffered" by joining hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the current Narendra Modi-led central government.

CBI to Probe 2015 Behbal Kalan Firing

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will investigate the 2015 Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan firing that followed the Bargari Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Monday.

Thackeray to Meet CM Fadnavis to Discuss Maratha Issue

Amid the ongoing Maratha reservation agitations, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that party MLAs would be meeting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the reservation issues today.

Online Interactive Courses on AI in Trading, First Time on Internet

While the whole world is talking about machines taking over the financial markets, QuantInsti is busy prepping the next generation of algorithmic and quantitative traders to meet the challenges of coming decades.

Bombay HC Admits Discharge Pleas of 2 Accused in Malegaon Blast Case

The Bombay High Court has admitted the discharged application of Sadhvi Pragya Singh and Sameer Kulkarni, two of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

China’s Invasion of Taiwan has Already Begun

China's invasion of the "renegade province" of Taiwan has already begun. Of course, not a physical assault by military forces - not yet, at least - but rather a campaign of psychological and diplomatic pressure against Taiwan that has seriously intensified in recent months.

Assam NRC Draft Should not be Politicised, Says Rajnath

Following the political parties including Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) criticised the final draft of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that such sensitive issues should not be politicised.<

Election Commission of Pakistan Issues Notice to Imran Khan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday, asking him for a written explanation over his alleged voting in full public view and in front of a camera in the just ended general elections on July 25.

India Asks Antigua to Detain Choksi, Restrict his Movement

India has asked the Antigua and Barbuda Government to detain fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Mehul Choksi and prevent his movement by land, air or sea, sources said on Monday.

Implement Loan Waive in Transparent way, Asks Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday asked officials to implement agricultural loan waive scheme in a transparent manner.

India’s Polished Diamond Exports up by 8.9 Percent in July

The export of cut and polished diamond has increased by 8.9 percent in July as compared to the same month a year earlier, as per the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) data.

Lalu Prasad, Wife, son Summoned in IRCTC Hotel Scam

A Delhi Court on Monday issued summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former railway minister Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav and others accused in connection with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotel scam.

YouTube Dark Mode Finally Arrives on Android

Google is rolling out the dark mode on YouTube for its Android users.

National Register of Citizens Draft out, 4 Million Names Missing

Nearly 40 lakh people in Assam are not in the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which has been updated for the first time since 1951, to account for illegal migration from nearby Bangladesh.

Centre Constitutes Committee for Thermal Power Assets Issues

The central government has decided to set up a high-level empowered committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary to address the issues of stressed thermal power projects.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown

United States (US) President Donald Trump on Sunday said he was willing to shut down the government if the promises made by the Congress to fund his border wall was not fulfilled by September.

Bar Owners Protest After Police NOC Withdrawal in Gurugram

The owners of pub, bar and clubs and their employees launched a protest on the streets of MG Road here on Sunday after over 10 properties were shut down following the withdrawal of police's No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Physical Activities can Reduce Risk of Cancer

A healthy diet and physical activities with no alcohol consumption can help in reducing overall cancer risk besides also lowering breast, prostate and colorectal cancer risks.

27 Trains Cancelled due to Closure of Yamuna Bridge

The Indian Railways on Monday announced that the old Yamuna Bridge 'Loha Pul' has been temporarily closed for rail traffic as the water level reached around 205.53-meter mark.

Assam on High Alert, CM Calls for Calm Ahead of ‘Historic Moment’

As the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft is set to be published today in Assam, the security forces across the state are on high alert while Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in an all-party meeting called it a "historic moment" and requested people to not believe in any rumours, which can incite violence.

Karunanidhi Better, Says Stalin, Urges Party Workers to Stay Calm

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president MK Stalin on Friday asserted that party president and his father M Karunanidhi's condition is stable and he is responding to treatment.

Trump Corners Robert Mueller Over “Witch Hunt” Probe

United States (US) President Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Assam Government Employees to Face pay cut for Neglecting Parents, Differently-abled Siblings

The Assam government is set to roll out a law from October 2 making it mandatory for state government employees to look after their aged and dependent parents and differently-abled siblings who do not have a source of income.

Medal Rush for Indian Shuttlers at Russia Open

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Sunday bagged the gold medal in the men's singles event, with the young mixed doubles duo of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg bringing home the silver medal in the Russia Open.

CRPF Jawan Shot Dead in Jammu and Kashmir

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan was shot dead by terrorists in South Kashmir's Pulwama on Sunday.

Woman Accuses BJP Worker of Rape in Meerut

A woman has alleged that she was raped by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker and his driver in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut.

Imran Khan a man With no Mandate, Says PML-N

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who is expected to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan, is "a man with no mandate".

Anna Hazare to go on Hunger Strike to Protest Against Delay in Appointing Lokpal

Social activist Anna Hazare will launch a protest against the Union Government from October 2 over the delay in the implementation of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act.

Pakistan Must go for Fresh Polls Under UN Supervision, Says Nadeem Nusrat

After the allegations of rigging marred recently-held general elections in Pakistan, the Voice of Karachi chairman Nadeem Nusrat has urged the international community to exert pressure on Pakistan to hold fresh polls under the United Nations supervision.

BAP Emerges as Largest Parliamentary Party in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awam Party has emerged as the largest parliamentary party in Balochistan following the general election in the nation.

Michelle Williams Thanks Supporters Amid Depression Battle

'Destiny's Child' singer Michelle Williams thanked her supporters for all the love she received over the week after she opened up about her depression.

This Clerk Pays School Fees of 45 Girls in Karnataka

In memory of his late daughter, Basavaraj, a clerk from MPHS Govt High School in Kalaburagi's Maktampura, has started paying school fees of 45 girl students.

25 Bodies Recovered From Raigad bus Accident Site

A total of twenty-five bodies have been recovered so far after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge, killing more than 30 people in Ambenali Ghat of Raigad district on Saturday.

PPP Puts Forth Murad Ali Shah’s Name as Sindh CM

The chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawl Bhutto confirmed that his party will form the government in the Sindh province.

Minor Raped, Strangled to Death in Rajasthan

A seven-year-old girl was raped and strangled to death in Rajasthan's Jhalawar area, police said.