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PTI Stresses on Paki-China Bond Through Tweet in Chinese

After winning the General Elections 2018, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) took to Twitter to emphasize on the Pak-China relations.

Pregnant Goat Dies After Being Gang-raped by 8 men in Haryana

A complaint has been registered against eight men in Haryana's Mewat district for allegedly gang-raping a pregnant goat, who later died.

4-year-old Saanvi Secures Second Spot in National U-7 Chess Tournament

Four-year-old Saanvi Aggarwal from Chandigarh has secured the second position with four points in the U-5 category at the 32nd National U-7 Open Girls Chess Championship.

Regular Screening of Liver a Must

Hepatitis is widespread in India, standing fourth among 11 countries which carry almost 50 per cent of the global burden of chronic hepatitis

People Stage Protest Against Rituals During Eclipses

Scores of people gathered outside Bengaluru's Town Hall on Friday to stage protest opposing the weird practices followed during eclipses.

Request by PML-N for Recount of Votes Rejected

The request for recounting of votes in NA-249 (Karachi constituency) by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shahbaz Sharif was rejected by the returning officer (RO) of the constituency.

Government to Frame law to Tackle Problems in NRI Marriages

The Centre is in the process of framing a new law to tackle problems in NRI marriages and provide for deterrent measures like confiscating the property of NRIs who have abandoned their wives and illegally married abroad.

Gadkari Welcomes AIMTC’s Decision to end Strike

After the All-India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) called off its nationwide strike, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, lauded the organisation for the decision.

Haryana Teen Scales Mount Kilimanjaro

Shivangi Pathak, who became the youngest Indian woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest, has added another feather to her cap by scaling Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.

Putin Ready to Visit US

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to visit the United States of America.

36 Cows Found Dead in Delhi Gaushala

Thirty-six cows were found dead in a cow shelter in Ghumanhera village near Dwarka on Friday.

One Indian Among Those Dead in bus Accident in Nepal

At least 8 people, including an Indian passenger, died in a road accident on Friday afternoon.

Justice BN Srikrishna Committee Submits Data Protection Report

A committee headed by retired Supreme Court Judge Justice BN Srikrishna submitted its report on "Data Protection Framework" to Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

36 Sexually Assaulted Students Rescued From Pune Madrasa

A total of 36 students, who were allegedly sexually assaulted, were rescued by the police from a Madrasa here on Friday.

Asif Ali Zardari Summoned in Money Laundering Case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, in connection with a money laundering case.

World Witnesses Longest-ever ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse

The world is witnessing Blood Moon or Total lunar eclipse, the longest of the 21st Century.

Pakistan’s Multi-party Conference Demands Re-election

A multi-party conference (MPC) was called for by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to concoct a strategy over the alleged rigging of the General Elections 2018.

Another Building Collapses in Ghaziabad

Less than a week after a building collapse claimed two lives, another five-storey building has collapsed here on Thursday.

Peter Handscomb Breaks Silence on Ball-tampering Controversy

Australian cricketer Peter Handscomb on Friday denied that he was involved in ball-tampering during the Test series against South Africa in March.

Imran Willing to Resolve Kashmir Issue a Pipe Dream, Says Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday termed Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's willingness to resolve Kashmir issue with India a "pipe dream".

SC Pulls up CBI on Manipur Fake Encounter Case

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director to be personally present on July 30 when the alleged Manipur extrajudicial killings case comes up for the hearing next.

BJP MP Criticises WB Assembly Over Lokayukta Amendment Bill

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Roopa Ganguly on Friday criticised the West Bengal Assembly for passing the Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2018, that will keep Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee out of its purview in issues relating to public order.

Congress Denies Reports of tax Abolition Plan

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Friday dismissed the reports which suggested that Congress is mulling to abolish income tax for people under 35 years of age if it comes to power in 2019.

Kerala Govt Announces two Reservation Seats for Transgenders in all Courses

Thiruvananthapuram: Higher Education Department of Kerala has issued a GO(Govt Order) asking all Higher Educational Institutions in the state to reserve two seats, for all...

Imran Khan sends a Positive Message to Kashmir

Srinagar: Separatist leaders on Wednesday welcomed the statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and Prime Minister in-making Imran Khan where he said that Kashmir is...

Speculations Over Pakistan’s new Cabinet

The Election Commission of Pakistan is yet to announce final results but wide speculations of possible inductees in the new cabinet are already doing the rounds.

Sri Lankan Cricketer Gunathilaka Suspended for 6 Months

Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended for six international matches by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the player code of conduct and contractual obligation.

Went to Antigua for Business Expansion, Says Choksi

Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi in a statement has claimed that he lawfully applied for citizenship in Antigua to expand his business and to obtain visa-free travel to 130 countries.

Saad Rafique Challenges Imran’s Victory in Lahore

Citing irregularities in vote count process, senior PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique challenged his opponent and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's victory in the Lahore 9 constituency.

IAF Always on Alert, Says BS Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa has said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is always on ears and will continue to be in a state of alert, despite Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's optimistic speech on India.

Immune System may Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

Turns out, vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer's disease and decline in cognitive ability that comes with time.

Cardi B Cancels Tour With Bruno Mars

American rapper Cardi B cancelled the 24k Magic tour with singer Bruno Mars which was going to be held in September.

North Korea Returns Remains of US Troops

North Korea handed over the remains of the American troops, killed in the Korean War on Friday morning.

Delhiites Wake up to Heavy Rain, Several Areas Waterlogged

Heavy rain lashed Delhi and its adjoining areas on Friday morning, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas.

Fadnavis Invites Party Leaders to Discuss Maratha Protest

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has invited party leaders of both the Houses for a meeting in Vidhan Sabha on Saturday to discuss the ongoing Maratha protest.

Facebook Adds More Human Moderators to Keep Your Posts in Check

In its latest blog post, Facebook revealed that it has added more human moderators to review content for hate speech.

Fake tan may not Protect you Against Skin Cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without the increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer.

Rising Muslim Population Responsible for Rapes, Says BJP MP

A senior Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hari Om Pandey sparked a fresh controversy after stating that the cases of heinous crimes such as rape and murder are rapidly increasing due to the growing Muslim population in India.

Google Drive to hit 1 Billion Users Milestone

Cloud is the next big thing and Google Drive with its increasing number of users is the perfect example of that.

Swiggy now Expands its Fast Deliveries to Indore, Vizag

Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Friday announced its expansion to Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, as it launched its services in Indore and Vizag.

Cricket Australia Appoints new T20 Selection Committee Head

Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday appointed Australia chief coach Justin Langer as the head of the T20 selection committee.

Several UP Schools use ‘Islamia’ as Prefix

Several government primary schools in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district have been found using 'Islamia' as a prefix to their names.

Radio Hosts Call North Jersey Attorney General ‘Turban man’, Suspended

Two hosts of a radio program in New Jersey have been suspended for ten days after referring to America's first Sikh Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, as "turban man" during a segment on July 25.

Abu Salem Threatens ‘Sanju’ Makers With Defamation Case

Gangster Abu Salem has slapped a legal notice on the makers of the movie 'Sanju', for allegedly portraying wrong information about him in the movie.

‘Would Have Gotten Intellectuals Shot if I Were Home Minister’

A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Karnataka has stirred controversy by saying that he would have ordered the police to shoot intellectuals, had he been the Union Home Minister.

Railways Inducts 5 new Track Maintenance Machines

The Indian Railways inducted five new track maintenance machines, which will completely mechanize the monitoring, relaying and maintenance of tracks for the safety of commuters.

Trump Tweets Warning for Turkey

Continuing with his twitter diplomacy the president of United States Donald Trump warned Turkey to release a long-detained Pastor Andrew Brunson or face sanctions.

Can Become UP Chief Minister Anytime, Says Hema Malini

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hema Malini said she can become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh "at any minute."

2 MLAs Resign Over Maratha Reservation row

Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting of ministers over the Maratha reservation row, two MLAs have resigned.

1 Person set off Bomb at US Embassy, Suffers Injury

A 26-year-old individual has detonated a bomb outside the United States embassy in Beijing on Thursday and suffered an injury, the police said.

Supreme Court Should not Interfere in Religious Practices Says Lawyer on Sabarimala entry

The Pandalam Royal family on Thursday has challenged the petition seeking entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple, terming it to be `mischievous' as seem to be targeting the practices of the Hindu faith.

Bombay HC Rejects Bail Applications of Accused in Ghatkopar Building Collapse

In connection with the 2017 Ghatkopar building collapse incident, the Bombay High Court on Thursday rejected bail applications of accused Sunil Shitap and interior designer Ranjeet Agale.

1 Terrorist Killed in Kupwara Encounter

One terrorist was gunned down by security forces on Thursday in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Kin of Deceased Sisters Offered Financial aid

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Thursday assured to provide financial help to the kin of three sisters, who were found dead in the Mandawali area of east Delhi.

Pakistan Willing to Resolve Kashmir Issue With India, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan, on Thursday laid the roadmap for his country's development and governance while spelling out his priorities in foreign policy in his maiden speech after the elections in Pakistan.

‘Public Voted Against Terrorism in Pakistan Polls’

Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Thursday said that the people of Pakistan have 'voted against terrorism by voting against Hafiz Saeed.'

RTI Query Helps Sacked Teacher get Back job

A query sought under the Right To Information (RTI) Act has helped a sacked teacher of a Delhi school return to her job.

Supreme Court Asks Kerala Government to Furnish Church sex Scandal Report

The Supreme Court on Thursday instructed the Kerala Government to furnish a status report on Kerala church sex scandal case by August 6.

Islamabad Administration Accords State Protocol to Imran Khan

The Islamabad administration has already begun providing state protocol to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, even before the final results of the 2018 general elections are announced.

PMLA Court Summons Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi in September in PNB Case

A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai on Thursday issued summons against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case and has asked them to appear before it in September or be declared Fugitive Economic Offenders.

Pakistan Polls Result on Plain Papers Raises Questions

Though the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) continuously refuted the allegations of elections being rigged, the pictures of results being provided on plain papers have recently emerged, proving otherwise.

Kashmiris are looking forward to the Parliamentary Poll Results in Pakistan

Politicians in Kashmir have pinned their hopes on the new government in Pakistan, believing that the new government might way for better relations between India and Pakistan in the context of the Kashmir dispute

Haryana Government Grants Rs 8-lakh to Alwar Lynching Victim’s kin

The Haryana Government has granted a sum of Rs 8 lakh to the kin of Rakbar Khan who died in the Alwar lynching case.

Panasonic Provides Electricity to Rural Areas of Myanmar

An estimated 1.1 billion of the people in the world lives without electricity.

Who’s In-charge of Taj Mahal, Supreme Court Questions UP Government

The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for its failure in preserving the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal.

Kumaraswamy Welcomes BJP’s Padayatra Demanding Waiver of Farm Loans

Welcoming the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) three-day Padayatra, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday said that the party should also appreciate him for waiving farmers' loans in the state.

‘Indo-Pak Relations will not get Affected by Imran Khan’s win’

Speaking on the expected win of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan in the recently-concluded 2018 general elections, Congress leader and former Foreign Minister Shashi Tharoor said that the Indo-Pak relations would not witness turbulent times with the former's victory.

Amid President’s Visit, Naxals Uproot Train Tracks in Chhattisgarh

Amid President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Chhattisgarh, Naxals on Thursday uprooted train tracks in Bhansi area of Dantewada district.

4 Security Force Members Killed in Suicide Attack in Afghanistan

At least four National Directorate of Security (NDS) force members were killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul, early Thursday morning, local police officials confirmed.

Nation Commemorates 19th Anniversary of Kargil Victory

The 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated on Thursday. The day marks India's victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War and remembers those who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Bihar CM Orders CBI Probe Into Muzaffarpur Shelter Rape Case

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, where 40 girls were allegedly exploited sexually.

Sensex Touches 37,000 Mark, Nifty Remains Above 11,000

The market indices witnessed record-high openings on Thursday as BSE's Sensex touched the 37,000 mark for the first time.

Pubs see a Surge of 50 Percent in Bengaluru

Over the last four years, Karnataka's capital city, Bengaluru, has seen a 50 per cent surge in pubs in recent years.

US, EU ‘Love Each Other’, Says Trump

United States President Donald Trump has shared a picture of him with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after a joint press conference, where both joined hands to eliminate tariffs.

Surana Group of Hospitals Organises Concessional Medical Camp for Knee Replacement Surgery

Surana Group of Hospitals has organised a concessional medical camp for a month for knee replacement surgery at their four group hospitals- MPCT Hospital- Navi Mumbai, Surana Sethia Hospital- Chembur, Surana Hospital- Malad (W) and SS Hospital- Thane.

Free WiFi Services for Villages Adopted by MPs Across India

Minister of State for communications Manoj Sinha in Lok Sabha on Wednesday told MP Virender Kashyap that all villages adopted by the Member of Parliaments under 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', will be provided free WiFi services across India by the Government.

MQM Boycotts Elections in Karachi, Sindh

While majority of Pakistan saw voters lining up to cast their vote, parts of Karachi and urban Sindh witnessed silence in polling booths, as members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement successfully boycotted the elections.

Azam Khan to be Chargesheeted for Anti-Army Remark

A year after Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan made derogatory remarks about the Indian Army, the Uttar Pradesh government has approved the filing of a chargesheet against him.

Articles of Impeachment Introduced Against Rosenstein

A group of Republican House lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Nehru’s Photo Replaced by Savarkar’s in Class 10 Textbook

The National Student's Union of India (NSUI) has claimed that a photograph of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been replaced by that of pro-Hindutva activist and freedom fighter, Vinayak Savarkar, in Class 10 social science textbooks in Goa.