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Daily Archives: 2nd August 2018

Get Monsoon Ready With These Immune Boosters

Monsoons brings us the respite from the hot summers but sometimes it isn't great for our health. As we move away from the warmth and heat to cold shivering breeze, many of us are found sniffing and coughing.

Kerala CM Visits Karunanidhi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called on Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi in the Kauvery Hospital on Thursday.

Will Pass SC/ST act in Monsoon Session, Says Rajnath Singh

A day after the Union Cabinet approved the restoration of the original provisions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the bill will be tabled during the ongoing monsoon session of the Parliament.

No Foreign Dignitaries Invited to Imran Khan’s Swearing-in

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed that no foreign dignitaries have been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan.

2 Terrorists Gunned Down in Kupwara Encounter

Two terrorists were on Thursday killed in an encounter with the security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

If Invited, Will Attend Imran Khan’s Swearing-in Ceremony, Says Kapil Dev

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev has said that he would attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan with the approval of the Indian government if invited.

Sanjay Raut Dubs Imran Khan as LeT Member

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday termed Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan as a member of the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT).

Country Facing Super Emergency, Says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday in a scathing attack accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre of having imposed a sense of super emergency in the country.

Ajmer’s Mayo College Student Alleges Sexual Abuse by Seniors

A class 11th student of Ajmer's Mayo College has alleged that he was sexually abused by six of his seniors.

Indian National, two Others Abducted, Killed in Kabul

An Indian and two other foreign nationals, working in Kabul, were killed on Thursday by unknown gunmen.

Muslim man Forced to Shave Beard, 3 Arrested in Gurugram

Three people were arrested on Thursday after a Muslim man was allegedly forced to shave his beard and thrashed following an altercation in Gurugram's Sector 29.

17 Political Parties Likely to Approach Election Commission of India on Electronic Voting...

At least 17 political parties are likely to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI), demanding 2019 general elections be conducted on the ballot paper and not Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Add Flaxseed oil to Your Diet for a Better Health

Turns out, flaxseed oil, which is majorly known to benefit heart health, also has several other health benefits.

Assam Governor Assures Names of all Indian in Final NRC List

Amid massive uproar by the Opposition on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, State Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Thursday assured that anyone who is an Indian would surely find their names in the final list.

Imran Khan’s Swearing-in Invite Personal, Says Sidhu

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday said that Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's invite for the oath-taking ceremony is a personal one.

Hindu Girls Being Lured Using ‘Love Jihad’, Says BJP MLA

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja has once again raked up controversy, this time, after his stance on "love jihad".

Owaisi Criticises Centre Over ‘Hasty’ 2+2 Dialogue

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi wrote a letter to Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan saying the government was taking a hasty decision by agreeing to the '2+2' dialogue with the United States.

Malayali Ghazal Artiste Umbayee Passes Away

Popular Malyalam Ghazal singer Umbayee passed away on Wednesday at the age of 68. His unique style had earned him fans around the world

Only President can Apply Constitutional Provisions for Article 35 A: Says Bar Association of...

The High Court Bar Association Kashmir (HCBAK) filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking directions for participating as “interveners” in the proceedings of the case about Article 35 and assist the court in arriving at a conclusion

Amendment in Public Safety Act Unacceptable: National Conference of Jammu and Kashmir

Earlier, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, had amended the Public Safety Act (PSA) to allow the government to detain people in jails outside the state, which was seen as a tough measure to regulate the protests in favour of freedom in Kashmir

Sindhu Eyes Quarter-final Berth of Badminton World Championship

Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu will look to cement her spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Badminton World Championship when she takes on ninth-seeded Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea in the last-16 clash here on Thursday.

IT Department Detects Undisclosed Income of Rs. 125 Crore Under FATCA

The Income Tax Department (IT) has detected undisclosed income worth Rs. 125 Crore under the Foreign Account Compliance Act (FATCA).

After Surpassing Apple, Huawei Hails R&D Innovation

Hailing the results of the industry predictions, a top official from Huawei has said that continued investment in R&D innovation has enabled the company to provide competitive products and localised solutions to subsequently dethrone Apple in its smartphone sales.

Swiggy Announces all-cash Acquisition of Scootsy

Food ordering platform Swiggy on Thursday announced all-cash acquisition of delivery platform Scootsy to further strengthen its restaurant network and backend strength.

TDP Mulls Over Moving Supreme Court Over Special Status Issue

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is contemplating to move the Supreme Court over the issue of special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

Supreme Court Takes suo Moto Cognizance in Muzaffarpur Shelter Case

The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo moto cognizance in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

India Invites Trump for Republic Day

India has extended an invitation to United States President Donald Trump to be the special guest on the Republic Day next year.

‘Chill Bus’ Service Begins in Kerala

Kerala Transport minister AK Saseendran has launched 'Chill Bus', a new low-floor AC buses service.

Trump Thanks Kim Jong-un for ‘Keeping his Words’

United States President Donald Trump thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for beginning the process of repatriation of remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Pakistan’s Inflation Soars to 5.8 Percent in July

Pakistan's Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation soared to 5.8 percent in July, up from 5.2 percent in the previous month, thus registering a nearly four-year high.

Prayers Kept me Alive, Tweets Big B, 36 Years After ‘Coolie’ Accident

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is till date grateful for everyone's prayers, which brought him back to life after he sustained a near-fatal injury while shooting for the 1983 film 'Coolie'.

Mysuru Woman who Lodged at Shimla Mental Hospital Returns Home

Padma, a Mysuru resident who was undergoing treatment at Himachal Hospital of Mental Health and Rehabilitation in Shimla for the past two years, reunited with her family.

Trolled Hanan Hamid Walks Ramp at Kerala Khadi Mela

21-year-old college student, Hanan Hamid, who was trolled on social media for selling fish in uniform after college, walked the ramp at Onam Bakrid Khadi Expo in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.

Swaraj Embarks on Three-nation Visit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday embarked on a three-nation visit to Central Asia region.

2 IAS Officers Summoned in NH-74 Land Scam in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand government on Thursday summoned two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in connection with the National Highway (NH) 74 land scam.

Encounter Breaks out in Delhi, Criminal Injured

An encounter broke out in the wee hours of Thursday between police and a criminal of Neeraj Bhanja gang in New Delhi's Sarai Kale Khan area near Millennium depot.

Mithali to Lead India Blue in Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy

Mithali Raj will lead the India Blue team in the Senior Women's T20 Challenger Trophy, beginning August 14 in Alur, Bengaluru.

Jharkhand Government is now Charging Activists With Sedition for Publicising Laws and Rights of...

The Pathalgadi movement in the highly miltarised villages of Jharkhand saw activists erecting green stone slabs on which constitutional provisions were carved. At the heart of the movement, however is a bigger demand. The tribals are asserting their right for self-rule. People joined the movement emphasising the fact that the customs and practices of their community can never be accepted or understood by the state. They stressed that rule of the state would only lead to violations of adivasi practices.

3-year-old Girl Rescued After Being Trapped in 110-ft Borewell in Bihar

In a joint operation by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), a three-year-old girl was rescued after being trapped in a borewell in Munger, Bihar since Tuesday.

161 Young Soldiers Join Ladakh Scouts Regiment

In an impressive Passing Out Parade, 161 young soldiers - hailing from various parts of Ladakh - joined the Ladakh Scouts Regiment of the Indian Army.

Despite Serving Army for 30 Years, Jawan Left out From NRC Draft

Mohammad A Haq, who served for the Indian Army for 30 years as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) before retiring, is upset with the government for not including his and his family's names in the recently announced final National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft.

Japan Eyes Cooperation With India in Bamboo Craft Sector in Tripura

A team from the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi, along with a few bamboo artisans from Japan, are on a two-day visit to Agartala, Tripura, to discuss possibilities of a India-Japan cooperation in bamboo craft sector.

Trump Defends Manafort With Capone Comparisons

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday attempted to defend his former election campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, by drawing parallels between the latter and American mobster Alphonse Capone.

Indian Olympic Association Calls for Medical Assessment of Athletes and Team Officials

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday wrote to all National Sports Federations (NSF) to ensure the medical fitness of all athletes and team officials, who are to take part in the forthcoming Jakarta Asian Games.

Remains of 55 US Servicemen From Korean War Returned

Vice President of the United States (US), Mike Pence on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of the remains of as many as 55 American servicemen from the Korean War.

RBI Rate Hike a ‘win-win’ Situation for Markets, Banks

The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to raise the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6.50 per cent is a "win-win" situation for both markets and the banks as inflation is expected to rapidly decelerate to sub-5 per cent in coming months, suggests the report from the Economic Research Department of State Bank of India (SBI).

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Declares Support for PTI in Centre

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday declared its support for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to constitute the Central government.

Nara Lokesh Inaugurates 10 IT, ITES Companies in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) general secretary Nara Lokesh on Wednesday inaugurated ten IT and ITES companies in Tadepalli village in the Amaravati capital region that will create 1,000 jobs altogether.

Private School in Gujarat Apologises for Punishing Girls Over Applying ‘Mehendi’

A private school in Bharuch, Gujarat, apologised on Wednesday after angry parents confronted it for barring some of the girl students from entering classrooms for wearing `mehendi' (henna).

Iran to Conduct ‘Swarm’ Drills in the Persian Gulf Soon

Iran is slated to conduct maritime drills involving as many as 100 gunships in the Persian Gulf in the upcoming 48 hours to simulate "swarm" tactics.

KTR Rao Lays Foundation Stone for IT Hub Worth Rs 25 crore in Telangana’s...

Municipal Administration and Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao along with Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP K Kavitha on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for IT Hub, T-Hub Incubation Centre in Telangana's Nizamabad district.

3 Killed in Harare Protests

As many as three people were killed on Wednesday as clashes between protesting opposition supporters and security forces erupted in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

DMK Members Suspended for Thrashing Restaurant Staff

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Wednesday suspended its youth wing secretary Yuvraj and Diwekar from the primary membership of the party temporarily after a video went viral featuring the two beating up a restaurant staff in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Imran Khan to Take Oath at President House

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday confirmed that Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will take oath at the President House in Islamabad.

Roads in Madhya Pradesh no Less Than US, Says Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday criticised the Congress party for making Madhya Pradesh an "ailing state" during its regime.

FIA Summons Zardari in Money Laundering Scam on August 4

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection to a money laundering case on August 4.

Over 200 Maoists Killed, 137 Security Personnel Dead in 518 Encounter Conducted in 2...

The Chhattisgarh Police on Wednesday said that Maoists have released a pamphlet claiming that they have lost 247 of their cadres in encounters with security forces over the last two years.