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World Sikh Organization Condemns Attack on DSGMC Chief at Yuba City Gurudwara

The World Sikh Organization (WSO), a Canada based non-profit organization, has condemned the violence and assault on Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK in Yuba City recently.

Apple iPhone XS Leaks in new Images Ahead of the Launch

Apple is hosting its annual iPhone reveal event on September 12 where it is expected to take the wraps off brand new iPhones and perhaps also give us more on its home speaker and audio range. However, ahead of the launch, images of the next-gen bezel-less iPhone have already emerged.

Meet India’s First Transgender Cabbie

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resource (HR) and Marketing, Meghna Sahoo is India's first transgender cab driver, hailing from Bhubaneswar.

India Clinch Three Medals in Sailing Events of Asian Games

India on Friday clinched three medals, two silver and one bronze, in the sailing events of the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

Andhra CM, Kumaraswamy Meet to Strengthen Unity of Regional Parties

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday met his Karnataka counterpart HD Kumaraswamy in Vijayawada and discussed how to strengthen unity among regional parties.

Modric is ‘Extremely Happy’ at Real Madrid

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric has said that he is 'extremely happy' with Spanish club Real Madrid and is looking forward to continuing for several years.

Mehbooba Condemns ‘Victimisation’ of Families of Terrorists, Security Forces

Condemning terrorists and security forces reportedly victimising each other's families, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that it marked a new low in the existing situation of the state.

Seeing God as Your Friend Could Increase Purpose in Life

Befriending God, according to a study, could help the socially disconnected people to have a better sense of purpose in life.

Imran Khan Government Must Uphold Freedom of Expression, Says Independent Watchdog

Pakistan's Imran Khan-led new government must uphold the freedom of expression as media is facing severe pressure from state institutions in the country, emphasised speakers at the launch of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan's (HRCP) fact finding report regarding curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan.

Supreme Court Quashes FIR Against Priya Prakash Varrier

The Supreme court on Friday quashed an FIR registered in Telangana against actress Priya Prakash Varrier over picturisation of the song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from her movie 'Oru Adaar Love'.

Supreme Court Defers Hearing on Article 35A Till January 2019

The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35A that empowers the state assembly of Jammu and Kashmir to define the state's permanent residents and their rights. The next date for hearing on the matter is scheduled on January 19 next year.

Here is the Latest Hindi Poster of ‘The Nun’

Makers of 'The Conjuring' spinoff, 'The Nun' have released the new Hindi poster of the film and it will surely send chills down your spine.

Rabri, Tejashwi Granted Bail in IRCTC Scam

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to all accused, including former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and her son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the 2006 Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) hotels tender scam.

Polling Underway in Karnataka for 102 Urban Local Bodies

In Karnataka, polling has begun for 102 urban local bodies across the state.

How Insulin Boosts Immune System

Insulin, a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets, boosts immune health, according to a new study.

PETA Envisions Roadside Memorial for Lobsters Killed in Accident

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to construct a roadside memorial for the lobsters that were killed in a car wreck last week in Maine.

Heal Your Heel!

Our heel is attached to the front of the foot by a number of strong ligaments which run between the front parts of the heel bone. The strongest ligament is the plantar fascia, which attaches the heel to the toes and helps to balance various parts of the foot as you walk. It, therefore, takes a lot of stress.

Four Killed in bus Crash in New Mexico

An accident in Albuquerque in New Mexico on Wednesday (local time) claimed four lives.

International Space Station Repaired After Pressure Leak

The United States space agency NASA and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos have identified and repaired a minute pressure leak, which resulted in a minor loss of cabin pressure.

Silver, Bronze Were not on our Cards, Says Gold Medalist Poovamma

Machettira Raju Poovamma, who along with Hima Das, Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad and Velluva Koroth Vismaya bagged a gold medal in Women's 4 x 400m Relay event at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, said her team didn't have Silver and Bronze medals on the cards and were always eyeing for Gold.

Pakistan is Facing External, Internal Challenges, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan's newly-appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the General Headquarter (GHQ), Rawalpindi for the security briefing on Thursday morning where he called for nation's support as it is facing external and internal challenges.

42 People Rescued From Rehabilitation Centre in Punjab

Punjab Police on Thursday rescued 42 people - suffering from drug addiction - from Disha Rehabilitation Centre in Ludhiana after receiving complaints that they were apparently being ill-treated at the institution.

UP Cops Stop man From Selling his Child for Pregnant Wife’s Treatment

In a shocking incident, the Uttar Pradesh police stopped a man from selling his child for Rs 25,000 for his pregnant wife's treatment.

Two Women From Bihar’s Aasra Shelter Home Absconding

Patna police on Thursday confirmed that two women from the Aasra Shelter Home in Bihar's Rajeev Nagar managed to run away despite tight security.

Gerard Depardieu Accused of Rape

French actor Gerard Depardieu, known for his role in the 1974 hit 'Going Places' has been accused of rape by a 22-year-old woman.

Thailand Envoy Meets Tripura CM, Discusses Trade, Tourism

Ambassador of Thailand to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi on Thursday met Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb in Agartala and discussed various aspects including trade, tourism and people-to-people contact through cultural exchange programmes.

US Bans Citizens From Travelling to North Korea

The US State Department on Thursday announced the extension of a ban on the US citizens travelling to North Korea which was to expire on September 1.

Flood Alert in Parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

Flood alert has been issued in low-lying areas nearing the Siang/ Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam after 9020 cumec of water was discharged into Tsangpo river by China on Thursday.

Article 35A Row: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till January 2019

In defence of the article 35A, the J&K government had cited two verdicts by the constitution benches of the Supreme Court in 1961 and 1969, which had upheld the powers of the president under Article 370 (1)(d) of the constitution of India to pass such orders.

Jammu and Kashmir Opened 215 Facebook Pages, 31 Twitter Accounts To Counter Pakistan Campaign

DGP said that a big campaign is underway on social media from Pakistan to trick youths into militancy on the basis of false propaganda, but the police have taken effective measures to counter it and have managed to block many such accounts. 

Shutdown and Clashes Occurred At Different PlacesAs the Rumours Circulated on Article 35A Hearing

The chaos and confusion began in the morning when the national media reported that the Supreme Court was going to hear a fresh petition on Article 35A today. The people of Valley were angry and gossips were made that the Indian government is secretly scrapping the Article 35 A. 

Rupee Touches all-time Record low of 70.82

Plunging to a fresh low, the Indian currency on Thursday opened at 70.82 versus the US dollar.

Ishant Sharma Becomes Third Indian to Scalp 250 Test Wickets

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma on Thursday became the third Indian pacer, after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan, to take 250 wickets in the Test cricket.

Karnataka CM Seeks Centre’s Help for Flood Relief

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum seeking relief funds for flood-hit areas in the state.

GreenBrrew all set to Dominate Indian Market With Flavored Green Coffee

GreenBrrew, an Indian brand of green coffee, is all set to dominate Indian market with flavored green coffee in two exciting variants i.e. lemon and strong.

Delhi HC Adjourns Gautam Navlakha’s Plea Hearing in Bhima-Koregaon Violence Case

The Delhi High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of the habeas corpus petition filed by activist Gautam Navlakha in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case till September 14.

Odisha CM Announces Addition Cash Reward for Dutee Chand

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced an additional cash reward of Rs. 1.5 crore for sprinter Dutee Chand for bagging another medal at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games.

IHRC Concerned Over Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan

The International Human Rights Council, Hong Kong (IHRC-HK) has expressed concern over enforced disappearance in Pakistan and called upon the state institutions to play an active role in the recovery of all the missing persons.

BJP Insulting Parliament by Mocking JPC, Says Ahmed Patel

Reacting to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) criticism of Congress president Rahul Gandhi's proposal for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to look into the Rafale deal, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday said those who once stalled the Parliament with their demand for a JPC probe are now mocking the meaning of it.

Lalu Prasad Surrenders Before Ranchi CBI Court

Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad on Thursday surrendered before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Jharkhand's Ranchi city.

No Plans for Sushma-Qureshi Talks at UN

There are no plans for any bilateral talks between External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York next month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA).

Hike in Petrol, Diesel Prices

Fuel prices was increased on Thursday with petrol being sold at Rs 78.30 per litre in Delhi and at Rs 85.72 per litre in Mumbai, as per the data provided by the Indian Oil Corporation. Diesel prices shot up to Rs 69.93 in the national capital and Rs 74.24 per litre in Mumbai.

2 Terrorists Gunned Down in Hajin Encounter

Two terrorists were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday. The encounter is still continuing.

China Heading Towards Serious Food Crisis, Says Research

China's declining summer grain production indicates the country is heading towards a serious food crisis, says Chinascope, a U.S.-based media research entity.

Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin’s son Arrested in Srinagar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and local police on Thursday arrested Syed Shakeel Yousuf, son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin from Rambagh area in Srinagar in an alleged terror funding case in 2011.

Presdent Xi Puts Trusted Subordinates on key Propaganda Posts

Chinese President Xi Jinping has appointed his former subordinates at the key propaganda positions in the government, says Voice of America Chinese newspaper.

Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh Meets Jammu and Kashmir Governer Satya Pal Malik

The Army Commander, Northern Command, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh met the newly-appointed Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik in Srinagar. The Army Commander was accompanied by Lieutenant General AK Bhat, General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar based 15 Corps.

Twitter Tests Recommendation on Whom to Unfollow

If you feel the list of people you follow is exploding, Twitter will now help you ease out the burden by suggesting users you can unfollow.

Over 59,000 People Housed in 305 Relief Camps, Says Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that they have housed as many as 59,296 flood-hit victims in 305 camps, set up by the authorities across the state.

Man Held for Duping Banks in Delhi-NCR Since 2013

The Delhi police has arrested a man who has been allegedly cheating nationalised banks in Delhi-NCR since 2013.

Man Kills Wife, Daughters in UP

In a bizarre incident, a man from Lakhnaur village in Uttar Pradesh's Mau district allegedly killed his wife and two daughters and later informed police about the same before he is believed to have committed suicide.

Change Your Breakfast, Dinner Timings to Reduce fat!

Turns out, modest changes in breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat.

‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Gets Release Date

The sequel of the hit horror film 'A Quiet Place' has finally got a release date!

India Reach First Women Hockey Finals of the Asian Games in 20 Years

The Indian women's hockey team entered the finals of the Asian Games for the first time since 1998, after defeating World No. 11 China 1-0 in their last-four match at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Field here on Wednesday.

Goa Administration in ICU Owing to Parrikar’s Illness, Says Congress

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday accused Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of being obstinate in not relinquishing the chief ministerial chair.

Kanye West Issues Apology Over ‘Slavery was a Choice’ Remark

Rapper Kanye West has apologised for his comments about slavery, which found him at the center of controversy three months ago.

Case Against me Based on False Statements, Says Activist Varavara Rao

Varavara Rao, one of the activists who has been put under the house arrest in Hyderabad for having alleged links with Communist Party of India (Maoist) [CPI (Maoist)] in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, said on Thursday that the police has framed him in this case on the basis of false statements.

India Hopes new Pakistan Government ‘Will Make South Asian Region Terror-free’

India on Thursday voiced its hope that the new government in Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan "will work to build South Asian region terror-free" rather than indulging in polemics.

Andhra CM Invited to Address UN Forum

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been invited by the United Nations (UN) to deliver a keynote address at an event, titled 'Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities' - to be organised on the sideline of the annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 24.

Odisha CM Reviews Flood-like Situation in State

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday reviewed the possible flood-like situation in the state in presence of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishupada Sethi.

ONGC Bags ICC PSE Excellence Award 2017

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has hogged the limelight at the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) PSE Excellence Awards 2017 by securing three awards in 'Operational Performance Excellence', 'Contribution of Women in PSEs' and 'Corporate Governance' categories at a function held here on Wednesday.

New York Governor Halted Weinstein Case Probe After Receiving Donation

Days before halting the probe into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations of Harvey Weinstein, New York (NY) Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign received a donation from a law firm which previously represented the disgraced movie mogul.

McCain Memorial at Arizona Capitol on 82nd Birth Anniversary

Late Senator John McCain's five-day memorial started in his adopted home state of Arizona on Wednesday (local time).

China Building Military Training Base in Afghanistan, Says Report

The South China Morning Post citing unidentified sources with ties to the Chinese military said, China was building the camp in the Wakhan Corridor, a narrow area that separates Tajikistan from Pakistan, in efforts to improve counterterrorism efforts in the war-torn country.

Maldives Relapsing Back to a Dictatorship

Uncertainty continues to persist in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean Island, as there are high assumptions of not having free and fair Presidential polls scheduled to be held on 23rd of next month.

Anupam Kher Remembers Michael Jackson on his Birth Anniversary

On the occasion of late pop star Michael Jackson's 60th birth anniversary, veteran actor Anupam Kher remembered how meeting the 'king of pop' was one of the biggest highlights of his life.

Naxals Kill Surrendered Naxal in Chhattisgarh

A 55-year-old naxal, named Podia Wadde, who had surrendered before police a few days ago, was allegedly murdered by Naxals on Wednesday in Cholnar village in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

2 Detained With Fake Currency Notes in Murshidabad

The Murshidabad police on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national and a Jharkhand resident and recovered fake Indian currency notes with the face value of Rs 8.03 lakh from them.

Buddhist Monk Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Children in Bihar

A Buddhist monk of Bodh Gaya's Prajna Jyoti Buddhist School and Meditation Centre was on Wednesday taken into custody for alleged sexual abuse of 15 children from Assam, who were studying at the institution.

AFSPA Extended for 6 Months in Assam

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in the state for the next six months.

Can not Guarantee Waiver for India From Russia Sanctions, Says Schriver

Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs at the US Defence Department, Randall G. Schriver in conversation with Ashley J. Tellis at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace here said that waiver for India from Russian sanctions for future purchases cannot be guaranteed.

Ready for the Parliamentary Elections, Says Kamal Haasan

Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) chief Kamal Haasan on Wednesday said that his party is ready for the 2019 general elections, but are not in a mindset to contest the forthcoming bye-election in Tamil Nadu.

Arrested Activists are Members of Banned CPI-Maoist, Says Prosecutor

"Varun Gosalves, Arun Ferreira and Varavara Rao are active members of banned organization, Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)]", said prosecutor to a Pune session court while seeking the remand of the three accused activists arrested on Tuesday.

Shopian Attack: Four Policemen Killed In Broad Daylight

During the Incident, all the four cops died on the spot, while one cop survived the attack as he was inside the vehicle.

Setback to Hizbul Mujahideen: Top Commander Killed in Anantnag Encounter

Altaf was a known cordon breaker and had escaped from numerous encounters in the last seven years. “He had escaped from a 18-hour long fierce gun battle in Frisal Kulgam in which four of his associates were killed

Google Go can now Read out web Pages Loud

Google has updated its Google Go app, a programming language created by Google. The app can now read aloud billions of web pages in 28 languages.

Will Pressurize Government for Earliest Compensation to Kerala Flood Victims, Says Rahul

Congress leaders are going to pressurize the Government so that Kerala people get their compensation as soon as possible and citizens face minimum discomfort, said party president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday evening while addressing people at a relief camp in North Paravur.

ISRO to Launch ‘Chandrayaan-2’ Early Next Year

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' between January 3 and February 16 next year. Chandrayaan-2 will be the first mission in the world going near the South Pole.

Supreme Court Seeks Suggestions to Preserve Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought detailed suggestions to preserve the historic Taj Mahal from respective parties in the case pertaining to maintenance of the monument. The parties include the main petitioner MC Mehta, CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) and Uttar Pradesh Government, among others.

Kochi Airport to Resume Operations From August 29

Kochi Airport, which was closed since past few days due to incessant flooding in Kerala, will resume its full-scale operations on August 29.