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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.

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand, Seraghat Hydro Power Project Damaged

A cloudburst hit Munsiari's Balati area in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh town on Monday and damaged Seraghat Hydro Power Project.

Facebook Admits to Sharing User Data With Companies

Adding to the woes of privacy advocates and users, Facebook has admitted that it provided companies with special access to user data even after it had restricted it in 2015.

SC Upholds Appointment of KV Chowdary as Central Vigilance Commissioner

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the appointment of KV Chowdary as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) in the Central Vigilance Commission.

Egg Lovers of Mumbai Rejoice With the Launch of EggXactly

EggXactly! A unique quick service meal for egg lovers in Mumbai was recently launched in the city. Run by pioneers in the food business, Eggxactly opened its doors for the food enthusiasts of Mumbai with 3 outlets in Khar, Powai, and Goregaon.

23 Suspects Arrested in Dhule Lynching Incident

23 people have been arrested so far in connection with the Dhule lynching incident which claimed five lives here on Sunday.

People Offer Prayers for Afghanistan Blast Victims at Golden Temple

A prayer meeting was held at Golden Temple in Amritsar for the 11 Sikhs who lost their lives in the suicide bombing in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan.

Fadnavis Announces Compensation for kin of Dhule Lynching Victims

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced a compensation of Rs five lakhs for the kin of people killed in Dhule lynching incident.

Punjab CM Recommends Death Penalty for Drug Smuggling, Peddling

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has recommended the Centre to formulate a law that awards death penalty to those convicted of drug peddling and smuggling.

Jailed Saudi Blogger’s Wife Calls for Burqa ban in Ontario

Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has requested the Ontario premier Doug Ford to ban 'burqa' in public places.

South Korean President to Visit India Next Week

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will embark on a four-day visit to India from July 8 to 11.

Another Win For Thuruthi Struggle As The Court Orders Stay On The Land Acquisition...

The Kerala High Court has issued a stay order on the National Highway development through Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Kshetra, a kottam/ temple of the Pulaya community. The court has directed to stop all further actions regarding the land acquisition of  Sree Puthiyil Bhagavathi Temple and its properties.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Seizes 1507 kg Plastic Since ban

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has seized 1507 kg plastic and collected Rs 1,96,5000 as fine since the plastic ban was implemented in the state.

Complaint Against Kambli, Wife for Assaulting Ankit Tiwari’s Father

Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari's father has filed a police complaint against former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli's wife at Mumbai's Bangur Nagar Police Station.

You may be Soon Able to ask Questions via Instagram Stories

Instagram is on a spree to add new features to its platform. The latest addition appears to be the ability to post questions in Stories.

Sathyasri Sharmila of TamilNadu Becomes India’s First Transgender Lawyer

Sathyasri Sharmila has made history as the first transgender lawyer of India. Born as Udhayakumar in Paramakudi of Ramanathapuram district, Sharmila walked out of her home at the age of 18 following harassment by her neighbours. She subsequently changed her name to Sathyasri Sharmila.

World Bank to Support Bangladesh to Manage Rohingya Crisis

The World Bank has assured support to the Bangladesh government in managing the Rohingya crisis.

New Weekly Superfast Train to Start Between Jammu Tawi and Sealdah

A new weekly Humsafar Superfast Express Train will be introduced to run between Jammu Tawi and Sealdah.

Protestant Pastors Manhandled and Threatened by RSS Terrorists in Kodungalloor

A group of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak terrorists attacked and threatened three protestant pastors in Kodungalloor on June 8, 2018

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Likely to Return to Pakistan Soon

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, are expected to return to Pakistan this week, as per sources.

SFI activist stabbed to death at Maharajas College, 3 held by police

In his opinion, the fact that CFI are not even ready to condemn the issue shows their true self. “Even if a verbal fight happened, is this how you respond? What historical context can they lay down to justify this act? Both his parents are plantation workers from Idukki. He comes from an economically and socially underprivileged section. He is one of the first person to pursue higher studies from his village. It is all those struggles which went vain yesterday”, he added.

Two Koreas Resume Maritime Communication

The South Korean defence ministry informed that for the first time in 10 years, the two Koreas have resumed ship-to-ship radio links for smooth communications at sea for the first time.

Red Corner Notice Issued Against Nirav Modi

A Red Corner Notice has been issued against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi by the Interpol in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Trump Congratulates Newly Elected Mexican President

United States President Donald Trump congratulated the newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, saying he looks forward to working with the latter.

WhatsApp Rumour Based Lynching in the Name of Child Trafficking Continues, 23 Arrested in...

In yet another incident of mob violence, 5 men belonging to OBC community were beaten to death in Maharashtra's Dhule district. They were accused of being child kidnappers, a reason that is often used as a pretext for mob violence across India along with cow slaughter.

Government Declared Floods in South Kashmir: High Alert in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government on Friday declared floods in parts of south Kashmir and  Srinagar as the water levels continued to increase in Jhelum due...

RSS Goons Attack Three People in the Name of cow Vigilantism in Kollam

Three meat traders got attacked by cow vigilantes in Kottarakkara, Kollam for cow trade. The attackers alleged them of smuggling cows in unsafe conditions.The police have arrested two RSS workers in relation to the incident. Vishnu and Gopakumar, both from Puthoor got arrested and charges of attempt to manslaughter have been slapped on them

Rahul Dravid Inducted Into ICC Hall of Fame

Former cricketer and India U-19 cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame here on Sunday (local time).

Lone Sikh Candidate Among Those Killed in Jalalabad Blast

A Sikh politician, who was planning to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, was among the 19 people killed in a suicide blast in Nangarhar province's Jalalabad city.

Drake’s Tourmate Smoke Dawg Shot Dead

Toronto rapper and Drake's tourmate Smoke Dawg was shot dead at his home city on June 30 in a gang-related violence.

EU is ‘as bad as China’ on Trade, Says Trump

In a scathing attack on its allies over the imposition of tariffs, United States President Donald Trump said that the "European Union is as bad as China" in its trade policies.

UP Farmer’s Daughters Plough Field to Please Rain God

Faced with the prospect of going yet another monsoon season without proper rainfall, two daughters of a farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district have joined their father in ploughing the field to appease the rain God, Lord Indra.

UY Aviation Extends ‘Full Co-operation’ in Mumbai Plane Crash Probe

Mumbai-based private chartered aircraft firm, UY Aviation have extended "full co-operation to all the regulatory and law enforcement agencies" involved in the aftermath of the tragic plane crash incident in Ghatkopar.

Support Team Constituted for Ahmedabad Gang-rape Victim

Ahmedabad Police Commissioner A. K. Singh said a support team has been constituted for assisting the 22-year-old gang-rape victim here.

ISI Targeting Sikhs in Pakistan and Afghanistan

A massive operation of ethnic cleansing of Sikhs from Pakistan is underway with the ISI systematically eliminating them from all across the country and in neighbouring Afghanistan.

US, North Korean Officials Discuss Implementation of Trump-Kim Agreement

A group of officials from the United States and North Korea met at Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), the de facto border separating North and South Korea on Sunday, senior US State Department officials said.

Tourists can Soon Enjoy cow, Bull Safaris in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is predominantly known for the grandeur of its forts, palaces, and architecture. However, tourists will soon have one more reason to visit the state.

Subasic’s Heroics Take Croatia to Quarters

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was the showstopper for Croatia as he helped his team squeeze past Denmark in the penalty shootout in their high-voltage round of 16 clash at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday (local time).

Kin of Hyderabad men Trafficked to Malaysia Seek Sushma’s Help

The family members of two men who were trafficked to Malaysia have sought help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

8 PKK Terrorists Neutralised in Turkish Airstrikes

At least eight Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists have been killed in airstrikes in Turkey's southeastern and eastern provinces, and northern Iraq, the Turkish military said on Sunday.

Uttarakhand CM Visits Those Injured in bus Accident

In the wake of the bus accident in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat visited those injured in the same, admitted at Susheela Tiwari Government Hospital in Haldwani district.

DSGMC Chief Condemns ‘Barbaric Attack’

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Chief Manjit Singh GK condemned the 'barbaric' suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that killed nearly 19 people, including 11 Sikhs.

US to Propose Denuclearisation Plan to DPRK

The United States will propose a programme for denuclearising the Korean Peninsula to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Minor boy Stripped, Thrashed for Alleged Theft in UP

A 14-year-old boy was allegedly hung naked upside down and mercilessly thrashed for hours by the owner of a steel godown, who alleged that the minor had stolen a few steel pipes.

11 Injured in Protest Against Iran Water Crisis

At least 10 police officers and a civilian were injured when a peaceful protest over a water crisis turned violent in southwestern Iran.

CBI Books IPFT Leaders for Tripura Scribe’s Murder

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has lodged an FIR against three leaders and several supporters of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) in connection with the murder of journalist Santanu Bhowmik.

Top French Convict Flees Prison in Hijacked Chopper

A notorious French gangster pulled off a daring jailbreak with the help of his heavily armed accomplices, by escaping in a hijacked helicopter that landed in the premises of a prison near Paris.

10 Arrested in Maharashtra Lynching Case

10 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching of five people in Dhule district here, Minister of State (MoS) for Maharashtra Deepak Kesarkar said on Sunday.

Film Industry Slams A.M.M.A, 130 Sign Press Release Condemning Dileep Reinstatement

Kamal also said that Malayalam film industry had always been misogynistic and patriarchal. And it is in this context that there arises an ethical need to reform the existing system. “WCC is taking a historically important step and it is our responsibility as filmmakers to stand in solidarity with them. The present system is extremely exploitative and corrupt”, he added. Kamal also dismissed the speculation regarding an alternative organization.

Banking Scandals Breach People’s Faith, Says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said that the various banking scandals that jolted India over the past few years represent a breach of faith of honest citizens of the country.

UN Chief to Visit Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh on Monday

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Sunday he will visit Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Monday to assess for himself the gravity of the problem.

Suspected Bike-borne Terrorist Fire Upon Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama

Suspected bike-borne terrorists on Sunday fired upon joint naka party of security forces at Pulwama -Sirnoo Road in Pulwama district's Dalipora in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mayawati Questions PM Modi’s Silence on Black Money

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday raised questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over the black money issue.

Suspended Uttarakhand Teacher Asks Chief Minister to Apologise

Uttara Bahuguna, the teacher who was suspended after she "violated the decorum" of a Janata Darbar session, asked Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat to apologise for "insulting" her.

Religious Leaders Take Peace Pledge in Italy

Leaders of the world's major religious traditions gathered in Assisi, the home of St. Francis, to pray, celebrate, meditate and pledge to work together on the principle that loving, kindness and compassion can overcome discord and lead to human unity and peace.

11 Bodies Recovered at a House in Delhi’s Burari

In a shocking incident, bodies of seven women and four men were found in a house in Delhi's Burari area on Sunday morning.

Sushil Modi Alleges Lalu Prasad’s Family of Irregular Land Transactions

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has alleged Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's family for their involvement in irregular land transactions during their tenure in the state.

PAN-Aadhaar Linking Deadline Extended Till March 2019

Deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking has been extended till March 31, 2019, by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Pakistan Hikes Fuel Prices Ahead of Elections

Pakistan's interim government, headed by Prime Minister Justice (Retd.) Nasir-ul-Mulk, hiked fuel prices for the second time in two months on Saturday night, ahead of the general elections in July.

Turkey Kills 4 PKK Terrorists in Iraq

Turkey launched an airstrike in northern Iraq, killing four Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists, the Turkish general staff said on Saturday.

Dalit Forced to Lick Spit Over Interfaith Marriage

A Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district was allegedly made to spit and lick his saliva off the floor as a punishment after his son married a Muslim woman.