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Big B Remembers ‘Versatile Genius’ Kishore Kumar

Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday remembered legendary singer Kishore Kumar on the occasion of his 89th birth anniversary.

Assisting Fraudsters Have Become Modi Government’s Slogan, Says Congress

Continuing its tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central Government over fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi, the Congress party on Saturday said that assisting the fraudsters has become the slogan of the ruling dispensation.

Pak Special Court set to Resume Treason Case Against Musharraf

The three-judge special court will resume a high treason trial against Pakistan's former president General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on August 20.

Felix Dahl Death Case Handed Over to CBI

The Bombay High Court on Saturday transferred the probe into the Finnish national Felix Dahl death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the court was not satisfied with the investigation being carried out by the Goa Police.

UIDAI Using Indians as Guinea Pigs, Says Cyber Expert

After an Aadhaar helpline number mysteriously appeared on the devices of many Android users, cyber expert Pawan Duggal came down heavily on Google and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for "breaching people's privacy".

Man Beaten to Death on Suspicion of Cattle Theft in Haryana

In yet another case of mob lynching in the country, one man was beaten to death in Haryana's Palwal district on suspicion of cattle theft.

Justice Jhaveri Appointed as Orissa HC Chief Justice

Rajasthan High Court judge Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri was appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court on Saturday.

Knife-wielding man Forces Entry Into Kerala House in Delhi

A man, carrying a knife, was pinned down by officers on duty outside Kerala House after he attempted to barge into the premises on Saturday.

Swaraj Holds Talks With Kyrgyz Counterpart

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic E. Abdyldaev and discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

Man Gunned Down for Forcibly Entering Farooq Abdullah’s House

A man was gunned down by security personnel on Saturday when he tried to forcibly enter former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's residence here.

North Korea Still Developing Nuclear, Missile Programs, Says Pompeo

Months after the summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was held, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that Pyongyang was violating international sanctions by continuing to develop nuclear and missile programs.

Over 3,800kg-worth Cannabis Seized in 2 Days From Tripura, Assam

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) teamed up with Tripura police, Assam police and Border Security Force (BSF) and seized over 3878 kg of cannabis in two separate back-to-back cases in Tripura and Assam on August 1-2.

Curious Case of UIDAI Helpline, 112 Distress Number in Indian Users’ Contact Lists

Indian smartphone users recently discovered that the contact list on their Android devices had two special numbers added by default, namely the UIDAI helpline number 1-800-300-1947 and the 112 distress number.

UP Minister Backs Demand for Separate Purvanchal State

Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar has backed the proposal of a separate Purvanchal state, saying that illiteracy, poverty, and unemployment could only be eliminated if the division takes place.

Swami Agnivesh Demands SIT Probe Over Assault

Two weeks after self-proclaimed spiritual leader Swami Agnivesh was attacked in Jharkhand's Pakur district, the activist demanded a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the matter.

Malala Condemns Attack on Schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai on Friday condemned the attack on 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) which took place late on Thursday night.

Motive Behind 2017’s Mass Shooting at LA Still not Found

A criminal investigative report states that authorities have still not uncovered the motive behind last year's mass shooting incident at a Route 91 Harvest music festival, where 58 people were killed.

LeT Terrorist Killed in Shopian Encounter

The body of the individual killed in the ongoing encounter in Killora village here has been identified as that of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, Umar Malik.

Tim Cook Writes to Employees on Apple’s $1 Trillion Valuation

While congratulating his 123,000 employees over the achievement of Apple becoming the first American company to be valued over 1 trillion USD, CEO Tim Cook, through a letter, asked his employees to stay focused on their mission.

Prithviraj Chavan Pitches for Honouring Late Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav With Padma Awards

Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan on Friday urged the Centre to honour Olympic wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav with Padma Bhushan posthumously.

This Ganesh Chaturthi, Grow Your Ganpati Into a Tree

With an aim to keep the environment safe, the artisans in Mumbai are adopting eco-friendly ways to make the idol of Lord Ganesh, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.

10 Dead in Kurnool Stone Quarry Blast

At least 10 people died in a massive blast that took place on Friday night at a stone quarry in Kurnool district's Hathi Belgal.

Naxal Gunned Down in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

A Naxal was killed and two others were injured in an exchange of firing with security personnel in Bijapur's Basugada village.

Sunita Williams Among 9 Astronauts to fly First Commercial Spacecraft

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Friday (local time) announced the names of the first astronauts to fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station.

U-17 Football Team Returns Home After Becoming Champion at Students Olympic Asian Games

Members of the Under-17 football team from Tripura, who became champions of the Students Olympic Asian Games by defeating Pakistan, returned to India on Friday.

TMC MLA Files Complaint Against Assam CM

All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from West Bengal's Karimpur, Mahua Moitra on Friday filed a police complaint against Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in connection with the incident where the party leaders were detained at Silchar Airport on August 2.

China Reveals Plan to tax $60 Billion Worth American Goods

The Chinese government on Friday revealed plans to levy duties of 25, 20, 10 and five percent on American products worth up to 60 billion dollars unless Washington withholds its sanctions on up to 200 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods.

Supreme Court Gets its 8th Woman Judge

Chief Justice of the Madras High Court Indira Banerjee has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India.