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Patidar Trio Booked for Raiding House

Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel along with Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani were booked by the police for allegedly raiding a house containing illegal liquor.

TISS Is Now Denying Fellowship To Students Who Participated in Protests

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is now refusing to sign Junior Research Scholarship forms of those students who protested against the institute's move to cut scholarships to underprivileged students.

Guwahati Hosts 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship

In an attempt to promote sports culture in Assam, the state government on Saturday hosted 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship. The event witnessed a huge participation from athletes from across India.

Let us Celebrate World Chocolate Day

We eat them when we are sad. We eat them when we are happy. We eat them to celebrate or when we just need a break.

Naidu Leaves for Singapore to Attend World Cities Summit

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday left for Singapore on a three-day visit to participate in the World Cities Summit (WCS).

Maldives, Pakistan ink Deal to Cooperate in Power Sector

In a major setback to India, Pakistan and the Maldives have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the island nation's infrastructure development in power sector.

Centuries old Chinar Trees Uprooted in Srinagar

Five Chinar trees were uprooted during a strong windstorm a few days ago at the famous Shalimar Bagh in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city.

Twitter Suspended Around 70 Million Spam Accounts This Year

Since upping its efforts against fake accounts in the last few months, Twitter has suspended a whopping number of accounts between May and June this year.

Do not Worry About us, say Boys Stranded in Thai Cave

Heart melting notes scribbled by some of the stranded boys and their football coach from inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand were posted on the Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page on Saturday morning.

Couple Paraded Naked in Rajasthan, two Arrested

The Udaipur Police has arrested two people for allegedly assaulting a couple and parading them naked in a village near Rajasthan, as the locals were against their relationship.

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake in Japan

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale jolted eastern Japan on Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

CBI Files Chargesheet in Unnao Rape Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday filed a chargesheet against five accused in the death case of the father of a minor girl who was allegedly raped last year in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh.

Sharif, Maryam to be Lodged in Kot Lakhpat or Adiala Jail

Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, may be lodged either in Central Jail Kot Lakhpat in Lahore or in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

NEET, JEE to be Conducted Twice a Year

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations - Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) - will be held twice a year from next year onwards.

PML-N Picks 2 Candidates to Replace Maryam

The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) Party named two candidates on Saturday to replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, who has been barred from contesting the general elections on July 25 due to the Avenfield reference verdict.

JNU to Have First Convocation in Nearly 50 Years

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is schedule to hold its first convocation in 46 years next month.

Nearly 60 Parties in Pakistan Ditch Women Candidates

As many as 59 political parties in Pakistan have not issued general seat tickets to any women for contesting the upcoming general elections slated to take place on July 25.

Passenger’s Tweet Saves 25 Girls From Being Trafficked

Security personnel rescued 25 minor girls from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a passenger tweeted to the Railways as he sensed the girls were in trouble.

BJP’s Letter Stating ‘Price’ of MPs Out – Majority Was Manufactured in Jharkhand Elections?

New details regarding the state assembly elections of 2014 show that the BJP 'bought' MLAs of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha - Prajatantrik by paying them crores.

Ultra-Marathon Runner Gets Felicitated at Attari-Wagah Border

Ultra-Marathon runner Sameer Singh, who completed marathon run of 13,750 Km in a span of seven months and six days, was felicitated at Attari-Wagah border on Friday.

Plastic ban Unwelcomed by Shopkeepers in Kanpur

Seems like the decision of ban on the usage of plastic in Uttar Pradesh did not go well with the shopkeepers in Kanpur.

RSS Worker Shot by Miscreants in UP’s Firozabad

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker Brijesh Sharma was shot and looted by miscreants in Firozabad's Kaneta village in Uttar Pradesh.

US Launched ‘Biggest Trade war in Economic History’, Alleges China

China has alleged the United States (US) of commencing "the biggest trade war in economic history" as both the countries slapped tariffs worth billions of dollars on each other's exports.

TDP Claims Information by Centre is Flawed

Telegu Desam Party has said that information provided by the Central government in an affidavit filed by the Finance Ministry is flawed.

Woman who Accused Trudeau of Groping Issues Statement

The woman, who had accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her at the start of the millennium, on Friday issued a statement revealing herself to be former journalist Rose Knight.

7 Naxals Surrender in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

Seven naxals, including four with rewards on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Friday.

Nal Jal Scheme to Provide Drinking Water in Every House, Says Chouhan

Every house will get tap water under Nal Jal Scheme, stated Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

CBI Arrests 2 Retired Bank Officials in a Loan Fraud Case in Ahmedabad

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested two senior retired officers of Bank of India in an alleged loan fraud of approximately Rs. 2,654 crore by a Vadodara-based firm.

Thai Cave Rescue Stalled due to Rain Forecast

All attempts to rescue the 12 members of a youth football team and their coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system have been put on hold for the moment due to a rain forecast.

Sashi Tharoor Likely to Appear Before Delhi Court Today

Congress leader Sashi Tharoor is likely to appear before Delhi's Patiala House Court on Saturday, as the latter issued summon against him after taking cognizance on the charge-sheet filed by Special Investigation Team (SIT).

KCR to Implement Self-employment Schemes for Backward Classes

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao announced that the government is ready to go ahead with the report on the implementation of self-employment schemes for backward and most backward classes.

Belgium Knock Favourites Brazil out to Book Semi’s Berth

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil were on Friday knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 after an own goal from Fernandinho and a stunning Kevin de Bruyne strike handed Belgium a two-goal lead, from which the Selecao couldn't recover.

Christian Leader Tells Gopal Shetty to Refer to History

Father Solomon George on Friday advised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Gopal Shetty, to refer to history to know about the role of Christians in India's freedom struggle.

Delhi Teen Becomes World’s Heaviest to Undergo Weight-loss Surgery

Once known to be the 'world's heaviest teen', Mihir Jain, a resident of Uttam Nagar in West Delhi, successfully underwent a gastric bypass surgery.

Kerala Saleswomen Win Protracted Battle For Their Right To Sit, Fight Not Over, Says...

The protests against these conditions started even before 2010. In Kozhikode, a small movement started when women employees working at Kozhikode's famous S. M. Street got together under the name 'Penkoottu' under the leadership of Viji, who worked at a tailor shop in S. M. Street. The women who got together included cleaners, sweepers and saleswomen who demanded toilets in S. M. Street, one of the busiest centres of business in Kozhikode.

Kashmiri Separatist Asiya Andrabi Sent to 10-day NIA Custody

Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and two others were sent to 10-day National Investigative Agency (NIA) custody by a Delhi court on Friday in connection with two separate cases registered against them.

Assam Rifles Rescue Three ‘Sadhus’ From Lynching Attempt

The Assam Rifles personnel rescued three men - dressed like saints - at Mahur railway station in Assam's Dima Hasao district after a mob of nearly 500 people attacked them on the suspicion of being child lifters.

Avenfield Verdict Would be Written in Black, Says Shahbaz Sharif

Hours after the accountability court pronounced the Avenfield reference case verdict, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif opined that the ruling would be "written in black" in history.

Lieutenant Governor Refused to Comply With SC Order on Services, Says Kejriwal

Post his meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal here on Friday; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the former refused to abide by the Supreme Court's order regarding the control of Services.

10 Years of Imprisonment for Nawaz Sharif in Avenfield Case

The Accountability Court sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment on Friday in one of the three corruption cases.

Zakir Naik Will not be Spared, Says Hansraj Ahir

After the Malaysian Government refused to deport Zakir Naik to India; Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said the controversial Islamic preacher will not be spared.

Ram Vilas Paswan Refutes Report of Joining ‘Mahagathbandhan’

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday refuted the reports of joining the Rashtriya Janata Dal-led grand alliance.

Delhi Court Pulls up Police for not Arresting Daati Maharaj

The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case.

Zakir Naik Will not be Deported, Says Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported to India.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Juvenile Declared an Adult by the Court

The Pathankot district and sessions court declared Parvesh Kumar, one of the rape accused in the rape and murder case of Aasifa, who claimed to be a juvenile, an adult.

Christians Played no Role in India’s Freedom Struggle, Says BJP MP

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mumbai North, Gopal Shetty has stoked a controversy recently stating Christians did not contribute to the freedom struggle.

2 Dead, 2 Feared Drown in Mumbai

One more body of the five people, who were feared drowned off Mumbai's Juhu beach, was recovered on Friday, taking the death toll to two.

Jammu and Kashmir Government Invokes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

The state government on Wednesday decided to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to deal with the striking resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar associated hospitals.

Delhi Crime Branch to Conduct Psychological Autopsy in Burari Deaths

Delhi Crime Branch to conduct a psychological autopsy of 11 members of a family who were found dead at a house in Burari, a police source said.

Court Hearing in Aircel-Maxis Case Fixed for July 31

A Delhi Court on Friday fixed July 31 to decide whether to take cognizance of the charge-sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.

Court Dismisses Nawaz Sharif’s Plea for Delay in Avenfield Verdict

The accountability court on Friday dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for delay in announcement of the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case against his family.

Issues of Youth is the first priority in Jammu and Kashmir: Governor N N...

Governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Wednesday said that if the issues of the State’s youth were not addressed, then Jammu and Kashmir would encounter more problems. Delivering the presidential address at the first convocation ceremony of the Central University of Kashmir, Vohra said that the youth of Jammu Kashmir would face relatively more problems compared to other states.

SIT Suggests Involvement of top 4 Leaders of Pro-Hindutva Outfit in Gauri Lankesh’s Murder

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh suspects the role of four top leaders, including a retired Indian Army Colonel, of a right-wing organisation in the murder. SIT probe suggest the involvement of these men in conceiving the plot to kill Gauri and other rationalists. The outfit is asserted to be the extremist cult known as the Sannatan Sanstha.

Bharatmatrimony Launches Lite App in 8 Regional Languages; Eyes 234 Million Users

In order to capitalise on the growing language users online and expand its reach, BharatMatrimony on Friday announced the launch of a vernacular version of the mobile app in eight languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati.

Terrorists Attack Imam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

A group of terrorists fired upon at an imam of Hanfia Mosque in Pulwama's Parigam village in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Friday morning.

Tinder Rolls out Profile GIFs Worldwide

Tinder has officially rolled out Loops for profiles worldwide.

US Unleashes Trade war With Latest Tariffs on China

United States' trade war with China officially began on Friday as the Trump administration slapped tariffs of USD 34 billion on Chinese imports, escalating a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the countries.

Diver Dies on Thailand Cave Rescue Operation

A Thai diver died while taking part in operation to save 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.

In MP, Petrol Pump Owner Whips Employee for Being Absent

In a shocking incident, a man working in a petrol pump in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad was thrashed with a whip for skipping work.

WhatsApp Takes Help of Researchers to Combat Fake News

WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook are having a tough time battling fake news on the platform and now the messaging platform is taking some outside help.

1 Dead, Dozens Missing After Boat Capsizes in Thailand

At least one man was dead and scores of Chinese tourists went missing after a boat capsized off the popular southern island resort of Phuket in Thailand.

Skype Adds Read Receipts to Chats

Skype has finally added the read receipts feature to make your chats feel acknowledged.

Son of College Peon Makes it to Indian Football Team

Defying all odds and poverty, son of a college peon at Mangal Bahadur Janata Inter College in Muzaffarnagar's Bhopa area has made it to the Indian national football team.

Earthquake of 6.0 Magnitude Rattles Russia

An earthquake, measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter Scale, struck off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East on Friday.

88 Years After The First Malayalam Film, A Group Of Women Demand To Recognise...

Speaking about the formation of an Internal Complaints Committee for cinema, actor Padmapriya said, ‘the power of an ICC is equal to the power of a lower court, so the point is, whom do we entrust this responsibility?’ One thing is certain, a group of women are trying to make members of the film community understand that it is not a private land owned by a few males, but a workplace where, whether they like it or not, women have rights.

Will Train Skilled Footwear Designers for Future, Says Suresh Prabhu

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) in Hyderabad on Thursday.

South Korean President to Visit India From July 8-11

President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in will make his first ever state visit to India from July 8 to July 11.

Nurse Imprisoned for Issuing Voodoo-threats to Traffic Women

A UK-based nurse has been sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment after she issued threats of using voodoo magic on five Nigerian women to traffic them to Germany for prostitution.

SC to Resume Hearing on Ayodhya Case Today

The Supreme Court will on Friday resume hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Temple land dispute case.

Legendary Anchor Ed Schultz Dies at 64

Former talk show host of American television network MSNBC, Ed Schultz died of natural causes on Thursday.

Airport Authority of India Allocates 1200 crore for Civil Aviation Research Organisation

The Airport Authority of India has allocated 1200 crores, spread over 12 years, for establishing Research and Development infrastructure, procurement of tools, skill development and knowledge transfer which will benefit Civil Aviation in a major way, informed Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Police, Villagers Come Together to Construct Road in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected Areas

Naxal-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh is in news again, but this time, it has nothing to do with any kind of violence.

Woman Held for Flying Drone Camera at Charminar

A 26-year-old woman was booked for flying a drone at historic monument Charminar late Thursday night.

Woman who Climbed Statue of Liberty’s Base Attended Anti-Trump Protests Weekly

The woman, who in protest of US Immigration Laws, on Wednesday, climbed to the base of the iconic Statue of Liberty, used to reportedly attend protests and demonstrations against US President Donald Trump on a weekly basis.

Constable, Kidnapped in Shopian, Found Dead

The body of Jammu and Kashmir police constable, who was kidnapped by terrorists in Shopian district, has been found on Friday by locals at Pariwan Kulgam.

Delhi Court to Consider Charge Sheet Against Karti Today in Aircel-Maxis Case

Patiala House Court will on Friday consider the charge-sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karti Chidambaram, in the Aircel-Maxis Case.

Coimbatore Zoo Takes Precautionary Measures Against Nipah Virus

The Coimbatore Corporation Zoo has been taking special precautionary measures to prevent spread of the deadly Nipah virus, as several bats travel between Kerala and Coimbatore.

Chinese Delegation Visits Eastern Command HQ in Kolkata

A ten-member Chinese delegation visited Headquarter Eastern Command, Kolkata on Thursday.

Trump Directs Congress to fix ‘INSANE IMMIGRATION LAWS NOW’

United States (US) President Donald Trump on Thursday (local time) stated that the US Congress must pass "reasonable Immigration Laws" so that the country is not forced to "endure a long and costly trial" whenever people enter their country.

SC to Hear Petition Against Section 377 Next Week

The Constitution Bench of Supreme Court will on Tuesday (July 10) hear petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality.