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Daily Archives: 13th July 2018

India-US ‘2+2’ Dialogue to Take Place in September, Says Sitharaman

The 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States is set to take place in the first week of September this year, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

Omar Abdullah Hits out at Mehbooba’s ‘Militancy’ Remark

Shortly after People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti warned the Centre of dire consequences of breaking the party, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday asserted that breaking of a party will not give rise to militancy.

Malaysia Awaits India’s Request on Zakir Naik’s Deportation

Malaysia is waiting for a formal request from the Indian government on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's deportation.

CBI Books MEA Officials for Forgery

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a case against unnamed officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in connection with fraudulent withdrawal worth Rs 92 lakhs from various General Provident Fund (GPF) accounts.

Pilot’s Smoking Mid-air Forces Flight Descend

A state-owned Chinese airline, Air China, flight had to descend on Tuesday after a co-pilot smoked an electronic cigarette mid-air.

Ex-Andhra CM Kiran Reddy Rejoins Congress

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy rejoined Congress after meeting party chief Rahul Gandhi here on Friday.

Bomb Blast in Pakistan Ahead of Elections

At least four people were killed and dozens other were injured in an explosion in Bannu in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Naveen Jindal Faces Additional Charges in Coal Allocation Case

A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday ordered framing of additional charges against industrialist and Congress leader Naveen Jindal for alleged abetment of bribery in the Amarkonda Murgdangal coal allocation case.

Digvijaya Compares PM Modi With Controversial Pakistani Leader Zia-ul-Haq

After Shashi Tharoor's controversial 'Hindu Pakistan' remark, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has raked up another row by comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi with controversial Pakistani leader Zia-ul-Haq.

Parel Flyover Closed for Repair Work

The south-bound arm of the Parel flyover in central Mumbai was closed for traffic on Friday due to repair work of a water pipeline near the flyover.

Those Receiving Nawaz Sharif are ‘Donkeys’, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan took a jibe at his rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying those who have gone to receive embattled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore were "donkeys."

Andhra CM Unveils State Credit Plan 2018-19

With an aim to improve banking services in the state, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday unveiled the State Credit Plan (banking) 2018-19.

India, Afghanistan Target 2 Billion US Dollars Worth Trade by 2020

Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali on Friday said that trade India and Afghanistan have set a trade target of two billion US dollars by 2020.

Congress to Pitch for Special Category Status for Andhra

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that his party will pitch for a special status for Andhra Pradesh.

BJP-PDP Alliance Eliminated Peace From Jammu and Kashmir, Says Congress

After Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti warned the Centre of serious consequences if the latter tries to break her party, Congress on Friday said that the BJP-PDP alliance eliminated the peace from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hima’s Historic Feat has Parents Beaming With Pride

Reacting to their daughter becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, parents of Hima Das on Friday expressed their happiness on her achievement.

Turn Exercise Into Game and Feel the Change!

Researchers have found that turning everyday exercise into a game is a good way to motivate people to get up and work out more.

Microsoft Rolls out Free Version of Teams to Take on Slack

Microsoft's Slack competitor, Teams, is getting a free version to lure more users.

Protests Staged Against Pakistan Army Over Haroon Bilour’s Death

In the wake of a suicide blast that killed Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, members of the party staged a protest in Peshawar on Thursday against the Pakistan Army.

Retail Inflation Rises to 5 Percent in June

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose to a five-month high of 5.0 percent in June 2018 when compared to 4.87 percent in May and 1.46 percent in June 2017.

Russell Viper Snake Delivers 36 Offspring in Mumbai Institute

A Russell viper snake gave birth to 36 baby snakes in Mumbai's Haffkine Institute for Training Research and Testing.

Anthony Bourdain Earns Posthumous Emmy Nominations

A month after his death, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has been honoured with several Emmy nominations.

Fingers Pointed at Women Will be Chopped off, Says Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that if anyone dares to point fingers at women, their fingers will be chopped off.

Pakistan to File Counter-memorial on July 17 in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Pakistan is expected to file a second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 17, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

PV Sindhu Eyes Semi-final Berth of Thailand Open

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open World Super 500 tournament when she crosses swords with Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the last-eight clash of the women's singles event here on Friday.

Kulsoom Nawaz Opens Eyes After Month-long Coma

Ahead of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam's arrest, Nawaz's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, opened her eyes after a month-long coma.

UP Minister Performs Pooja to Mark his ‘Rebirth’

While people usually celebrate their birth anniversary, Uttar Pradesh Minister Nand Gopal Gupta performed pooja to mark his 'rebirth'.

Theresa May Welcomes Trump With Reception Dinner

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania to Blenheim Palace with a lavish black-tie dinner on the first day of his UK visit.

Tharoor Says ‘Kuch to log Kahenge’ Over Criticism

Responding to the criticism on his 'Hindu Pakistan' comments, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday tweeted the song 'Kuchh to log kahenge logon ka kaam hai kehnaa.'

US Condemns Peshawar Attack, Condoles Victims’ Death

The United States (US) has condemned the deadly suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan which claimed at least 20 lives.

Pompeo to Accompany Trump for Summit With Putin

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will accompany President Donald Trump to Helsinki, Finland for the much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16.

London Police Arrests Maryam’s son

The Metropolitan Police has arrested the son of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz, Junaid Safdar over a physical assault.

Urea Scam Convicts Sentenced to Rigorous Imprisonment

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday sentenced two former senior officials of the National Fertilizer Limited (NFL) to three years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with Rs. 133 crore urea scam that dates back to 1995.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to Arrive in Pakistan Today

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are all set return to the country on Friday.

Anna Canteens an Instant hit in Andhra

Days after the Andhra Pradesh government launched 'Anna Canteens' in various parts of the state, the drive has become an instant success.

Kashmiri Journalist Summoned by NIA in Asiya Andrabi Case

Ironically, Auqib had earlier interviewed DeM Chief Asiya Andrabi for a local weekly magazine where Andrabi had spoken on elections, militancy, Kashmir dispute and separatist politics