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Daily Archives: 3rd July 2018

English Dalit Poet Chandramohan S selected for International Writing Program of University of Iowa

Chandramohan considers the IWP-University of Iowa as a great opportunity to showcase talent. He will be considered a “writer of the future.” The selection to the program has made the poet happy as well as now responsible regarding what he says. though Dalit-Bahujans make up a large share of the population, there aren’t many who write literature in the English language. He believes that the Dalit-Bahujans are on the cusp of a big change and more and more voices such as his are being registered these days. The Dalit-bahujans get to alter the national discourse significantly.

ICC Brings in Tougher Ball-tampering Sanctions

Imposing tougher sanctions on players found guilty of ball-tampering, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that the offenders could now be banned for up to six Test matches or 12 one-day internationals.

Here is List of Hotline Numbers for Stranded Nepal Pilgrims

The Indian Embassy in Nepal has issued a list of hotline numbers for the pilgrims stranded in Nepal and their family members. A number of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims are stranded in parts of Nepal following a heavy downpour.

Aspirin may Reduce Alzheimer’s Disease, Finds Study

According to a new research, a low-dose aspirin regimen may represent a new avenue for reducing Alzheimer's disease pathology.

Nadal Looks to Kickstart Wimbledon Campaign With a Bang

Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal will look to begin his campaign at Wimbledon on a winning note when he crosses swords with Israeli player Dudi Sela in their opening match of the men's singles event here on Tuesday.

Swaraj Requests Nepal for Army Helicopters to Evacuate Stranded Pilgrims

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the ministry has requested the Government of Nepal to provide army helicopters in order to evacuate stranded Indian nationals along the route of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

Samsung Phones are Randomly Sending Owners’ Photos to Contacts

For those using a Samsung smartphone, this may be unnerving. It has been discovered that some devices are sending the owner's photos from the camera roll without consent.

Delhi HC Extends P Chidambaram’s Interim Protection From Arrest in INX Media Case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday extended former finance minister P Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest in the INX media case.

1 Killed, 2 Injured After 30-feet-wall Falls on a House in Thane

One person was killed while two others were injured after a 30-feet-wall collapsed and fell on a house nearby on Monday night.

Century Real Estate Adopts Channahalli Village in Karnataka

Century Real Estate (CREH) has recently adopted Channahalli village near Chikkajala in Karnataka as its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The objective of the initiative is to work towards infrastructural and socioeconomic development in and around the village through community interventions over a 15 month period by involving various stakeholders like community, local governing bodies, the secondary school and CREH volunteers. Channahalli village has a population of approximately 1200 with 300 households.

Bhutanese PM to Embark on a 3-day visit to India From July 5

Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will pay an official visit to India from July 5 and 7, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UN’ Jean Pierre Lacroix Meets Pakistan Army Chief

United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean Pierre Lacroix met Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the military headquarters in Rawalpindi on Monday.

Tharoor Moves Anticipatory Bail Plea in Delhi Court in Sunanda Pushkar Case

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday moved an anticipatory bail plea in Delhi's Patiala House Court in connection with the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

Governor Rule and the Defense of Article 35-A: A Wave of Fear in the...

 Srinagar: With the collusion of BJP-PDP government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on 19 th June 2018. The state came under the governor...

NCPCR Seeks Detailed Report From Police in Mandsaur Rape Case

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a detailed report from the police regarding the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur district.

Brian Ross to Quit ABC News

Investigative journalists Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz announced their decision to quit ABC News.

3 Arrested With 22 Kilograms of Marijuana in Hyderabad

The Prohibition and Excise department has arrested three persons with 22 kilograms of marijuana and seized four bikes, seven mobile phones and four weighing machines from their possessions during a raid in Hyderabad.

PDP Leader Accuses Mehbooba Mufti of Nepotism

A leader of The Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday lashed out at former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and accused her of obliterating the party by promoting nepotism.

Andhra CM Extends Help to Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims Stranded in Nepal

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has inquired about Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims from the state, who are stranded in Nepal's Simikot and has ordered officials to provide adequate help.

India Extends all Possible Support to Pilgrims Stranded in Nepal

The Embassy of India in Kathmandu has assured all possible support to pilgrims stranded in Nepal following heavy downpour.

Trump Defends Trade Tariffs Despite Backlash From Allies

United States President Donald Trump maintained a defensive stance towards his move to levy tariffs worth billions of dollars on many of the nation's allies, even as they retaliate.

China Approves $1 Billion aid to Pakistan Despite FAFT ban

China's one billion dollar loan to Pakistan has come at a time when the South Asian country has been officially placed on a terrorism financing watchdog's grey list.

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines Installed in Maharashtra Prisons

The Maharashtra state women's commission has taken the initiative to install sanitary pad vending machines in nine Maharashtra prisons.

Heavy Flooding, low Visibility in Himachal

During the past 24 hours, Chamba, Kangra and Mandi districts here have received heavy rainfall.

‘Right to Walk’ for Hyderabad Citizens

A footpath encroachment drive was conducted in Hyderabad to clear the footpaths for citizens to avail their 'Right to Walk'.

White House Counsel to Assist Trump Select new Supreme Court Justice

United States President Donald Trump will be assisted by White House counsel Don McGahn to select a replacement for retiring Supreme Court judge Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Football Team Stranded in Thailand Cave Rescued

Rescue teams have found the 12 boys and their football coach, who had been trapped in a flooded cave here for nine days.

Air India Building Should Stay With Government, Says Gadkari

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari opined that the iconic Air India building here must remain with the government itself.

Facebook Notifies 800K Users About ‘Blocking bug’

Social media giant Facebook sent out notifications to over 8,00,000 users regarding a bug on the social media site and Messenger that automatically unblocked some people on a user's blocked list.

Trump Confident of Mexican President-elect Helping Resolve Border Issues

United States President Donald Trump, after his "great talk" with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said he was confident that the latter would help in resolving the border issues between the two neighbours.

Priyanka Chaturvedi Files Complaint After Rape Threat to Daughter on Twitter

Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi has filed a criminal complaint against the troller, who has threatened her on Twitter with the rape of her 10-year-old daughter.

Philippines Mayor Shot Dead

Antonio Halili, the Mayor of Philippines' Tanauan City, who had controversially paraded suspects arrested for drug offences, was shot dead by a sniper at a flag-raising ceremony at the Tanauan City Hall.

250 Kailash Yatra Pilgrims From Karnataka Stranded in Nepal

Nearly 250 pilgrims from Karnataka are stranded in Nepal's Simikot after heavy rains caused landslips along the route of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra.

Pompeo to Visit North Korea on July 5

The White House confirmed that the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will fly to North Korea in three days.

Banks Must Establish Ground Rules, Says SBI Chairman

State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar said there is a need for certain ground rules to be established by all member banks in a consortium, keeping in mind the larger interest.

Torrential Rainfall in Nepal Claims 11 Lives

As many as 11 people have lost their lives as heavy downpour triggered floods in Nepal on Monday.