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Daily Archives: 23rd July 2018

SC to Hear Contempt Plea on August 20 in Lynching Case

The Supreme Court will on August 20 hear a plea seeking contempt action against three states- Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh government in connection with the last week Alwar lynching incident.

Denied Entry in Canada due to Communication gap, Says AAP MLA

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Kultar Sandhwan clarified that he was not deported from Canada and the problem occurred due to a communication gap.

Politics Heats up Over Muzaffarpur Rapes, RJD Wants CBI Inquiry

Demanding an inquiry by Central Bureau of Investigation in the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday alleged that the owner of the home is a close aide of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

AIFF Declares Sunil Chhetri Player of the Year

All India Football Federation (AIFF) named men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri as the 'AIFF Player of the Year' during an executive committee meeting here on Sunday.

Telangana Announces 9,200 Vacancies for Panchayat Raj Secretaries

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has announced 9,200 vacancies for Panchayat Raj secretaries.

Bihar Government Passes new Liquor Amendment law

The Bihar Government on Monday unanimously passed an amendment law on liquor prohibition in the monsoon session of the state assembly.

Chidambaram Given Interim Protection Till August 7 in Aircel Maxis Case

A Delhi Court on Monday granted interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram till August 7, in the Aircel Maxis case.

Snapchat to Shut Down Peer-to-peer Payment Service Snapcash

Snapcash which started as a way of splitting bills among friends ended up being used as a way of exchanging private content, and now parent Snapchat wants to put it to rest.

TDP MP Dresses up as Annamayya to Protest Against Centre

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Naramalli Sivaprasad on Monday dressed up as Annamayya, a famous poet, and devotee of Lord Balaji while protesting against the Centre over the demand of special status category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Kalyan Jewellers Withdraws Advertisement Featuring Big B, Daughter

Kalyan Jewellers has withdrawn their advertisement series featuring Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Malayalam actor Manju Warrier after legal action was threatened against them for portraying bank employees in a negative light.

Cop Transferred After Picture With god Woman Goes Viral

The Station House Officer (SHO), Janakpuri, was on Monday handed his transfer orders to a lesser post after a picture of him with self-styled god woman, Namita Acharya, went viral on social.

Medical Team Reaches Adiala Jail for Nawaz’s Check-up

A four-member medical team, formed by Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, reached Rawalpindi's Adiala jail on Monday to check the health condition of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is reportedly 'on the verge of suffering a kidney failure'.

Government Encouraging Such Acts, Says Mallikarjun Kharge on Alwar Lynching

In the wake of a man lynched to death in Rajasthan's Alwar, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government was encouraging such acts and that it did not want the situation to improve.

Chidambaram Files Anticipatory Bail Plea in Aircel-Maxis, INX media Cases

Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday filed a fresh anticipatory bail plea in Delhi's Patiala House Court in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

Manu-Sumeeth win Lagos International Badminton Title

The senior national badminton champions Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy won the men's doubles title at Lagos International Badminton here on Sunday.

Google Tests Material Design for Chrome

You may soon get to see a redesigned Chrome interface.

PTI Candidate Killed in Suicide Attack, Laid to Rest

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur, who died in a suicide attack in Dera Ismail Khan city, was laid to rest on Monday in his hometown Kulachi here.

Samsung’s Two-in-one Wireless Charger Revealed Ahead of Launch

Samsung is reportedly set to unveil a wireless charger which will be capable of supporting two devices at once.

Faces of Women Candidates Missing From Posters in Pakistan

Even as Pakistan has had a woman Prime Minister, the country is now witnessing an election campaign where the posters have blanked out faces of female candidates.

Apple HomePod may Soon get Call Support

Apple's smart speaker HomePod is soon set to get the much-anticipated feature of call support.

Badminton Association to Honour Shuttler Lakshaya Sen

Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to honour Lakshya Sen who bagged gold at the recently-concluded Asian Junior Championship.

Odisha’s Burla Gets Highest Rainfall, Breaks 36-year Record

Breaking the 36-year-old record, Odisha's Burla town has recorded the highest rainfall this year as it received heavy downpour over 24 hours on Sunday.

Air India Apologises After Indian Players Denied Boarding

Terming the incident unfortunate, the national carrier Air India has tendered an apology to the Indian table tennis team, who were denied boarding on the Delhi-Melbourne flight on Sunday.

DSP Arrested in Job-for-cash Scam in Assam

Assam Police have arrested Deputy Superintendent Kavita Das from Duliajan for her alleged involvement in Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) job-for-cash scam.

Trump Warns Iranian President to ‘Never Threaten US’

"Never ever threaten the United States," United States (US) President Donald Trump warned his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday (local time).

Pakistan people ‘Disenfranchised’ by own Army, Says Nadeem Nusrat

Mohajir activist and the Voice of Karachi chairman Nadeem Nusrat said the people of Pakistan are being 'disenfranchised' by their own army and are 'forced to vote for radical elements'.

Footballer Mesut Ozil Hangs up his Boots

German footballer Mesut Ozil on Sunday announced his retirement from the national team, in the wake of the controversy surrounding his recent meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Combat Terrorism

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to work together to counter terrorism in the region, Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said.

‘Obama was Aware of Russian Meddling Before Polls’

United States President Donald Trump claimed that his predecessor, Barack Obama, was aware of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential polls before the elections itself.

BNC Urges Balochs to Boycott ‘Bogus’ Pakistan Elections

The Balochistan National Congress (BNC), a U.S-based Baloch body reiterated its call to the people of Balochistan to boycott and reject Pakistan's fraudulent and bogus elections that are slated to be held on July 25.

North Korea Seeks end of Korean War

North Korea on Monday demanded South Korea to actively implement the agreement reached during the inter-Korean summit in April, in order to formally end the 65-year-old Korean War.

Eyewitnesses Allege Foul Play by Police in Alwar Lynching Case

The Alwar lynching case has taken a new turn, as eyewitnesses have alleged foul play by the police.

Ousted From Campus, DSNLU Students Continue Protest

Over two days after being thrown out of the campus for failing to clear examination backlog, around 80 students of Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law University (DSNLU) are continuing their protest against the management.

Computer-based Test for Railways Scheduled in August

The first stage of the computer-based exam for the Indian Railways will be held on August 9.

Those who Rigged last Elections Crying Foul now, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan launched a veiled jibe at his political rivals - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People's Party (PPP), claiming that those who rigged the 2013 general elections are now crying foul.

Raman Singh Attends Mass Marriage in Raipur

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his wife Veena Singh attended a mass marriage ceremony here in Raipur, where 119 couples tied the nuptial knot under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah Yojna.

Indian-American Businessman Condemns Detention of Sikhs in US

In the wake of reports regarding the detention of 52 Sikhs at a United States detention centre, Indian-American businessman Sant Singh Chatwal said an investigation is underway into the "unfortunate" incident.

Four Suspects Identified in Ghaziabad Building Collapse

Hours after an under-construction building collapsed here on Sunday, the police said four persons have been identified and will be taken into custody shortly.

Kabul Blast Death Toll Mounts to 16

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry confirmed that at least 16 people were killed and 60 others wounded in Sunday's suicide bombing outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

Airfield Sealed Over Non-payment of Taxes

The Mehsana Municipality recently sealed the offices of the Aeronautics Training Centre (ATC) at Mehsana airfield over non-payment of over Rs 5 crore-worth taxes.