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Lord’s Test Will be a Tough Challenge for India, Says McGrath

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath on Monday said that India's upcoming encounter with England in the second Test of the ongoing five-match series is going to be a tough one, especially after losing the opener.

Sushil Modi Attacks RJD for Demanding Manju Verma’s Resignation

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for demanding Bihar's social welfare department minister Manju Verma's resignation, in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

CBI Gets 2 Weeks to File Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case Report

The Patna High Court on Monday gave two weeks time to the Central Bureau of Investigation to prepare a report on alleged rapes in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case. The CBI has taken charge of investigations into the case.

Microsoft Introduces Tamil 99 Keyboard on Windows 10

Microsoft on Monday announced addition of Tamil 99 - the popular Tamil language virtual keyboard - to Windows 10 PCs as part of the latest Windows update made available in April 2018.

Jet Airways Investigating Riyadh Runway Excursion

Few hours after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended the license of two pilots involved in runway excursion incident at Saudi Arabia, a Jet Airways spokesperson on Monday assured that the airline would continue to adhere to all requirements needed.

Supreme Court Raps Delhi LG on Garbage Disposal

The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal for not taking effective steps in the garbage disposal issue in the city.

Indra Nooyi to Step Down as PepsiCo CEO

PepsiCo on Monday announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Indra Nooyi will step down on October 3 after 12 long years of leading the US food and beverage giant.

Naidu Inaugurates World’s First High Energy Storage Device

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on Monday unveiled the world's first-ever high energy storage device in Amaravati.

India Register Historic win Over Iraq

Indian U16 football team have clinched a historic victory over current Asian U16 champions Iraq in the ongoing West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) under sixteen Championship.

Supreme Court Asks two Priests to Surrender in Kerala Orthodox Church Case

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of two priests--Jaise K. George and Father Sony Varghese-- in connection with Kerala's Malankara Orthodox Church case.

JD(U)’s Harivansh Singh NDA’s Likely Candidate for the Post of Deputy Chairman of RS

Janata Dal (United) leader Harivansh Narayan Singh is likely to be the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) candidate for the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Andhra CM Pledges to Donate his Organs

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday announced that he would donate his organs.

Rana Daggubati Expresses Delight on Meeting Andhra CM

Actor Rana Daggubati has started prepping for his upcoming film - a biopic on Telugu actor-turned-politician Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) - in which he will play Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover is Lonely, but it Still Celebrated its Birthday

The Mars Curiosity Rover celebrated its sixth landing anniversary through a tweet this Sunday.

Broadband Internet can Cause Sleep Deprivation

Did you know! Having access to the broadband internet can cause sleep deprivation.

14 Naxals Killed in Sukma

In a massive victory to the security forces in Chhattisgarh, at least 14 Maoists were killed in an encounter on Monday near Sukma's Konta and Golapalli police station limits.

Elections to RS Deputy Chairman’s Post on August 9

Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday announced that elections for the post of deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha would be held on August 9.

Apple iPhone X is Getting a Taller Sibling This Year

Apple may be mum on its plans for this year's iPhone lineup but that does not stop curious fans from digging into the beta software and hunt for design details.

Ex-superintendent of Bhagalpur Shelter Home Arrested

Former Superintendent of Bhagalpur shelter home Pradeep Sharma has been arrested.

No Problem With Mayawati or Mamata Banerjee as PM candidate, Says Deve Gowda

Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has no problem with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee or Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati being fielded as the opposition's prime ministerial candidates for 2019 general elections, said Former prime minister and Janata Dal-Secular president, HD Deve Gowda.

Will Convert you to slam, Says Owaisi to Accused who cut Muslim Man’s Beard

Few days after a Muslim man was forced to shave off his beard following an altercation in Gurugram, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi has threatened the accused that he would be "converted to Islam".

South Korea Asks North Korea to Speed up Denuclearization

South Korea on Monday asked North Korea to accelerate their denuclearisation process while asking the United States to faithfully carry out its promises on the same.

Fatwa Would Have got Issued Against me if I Hugged PM, Says Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi took a potshot at the Congress President Rahul Gandhi and said had he shaken hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a fatwa would have got issued against him.

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing of Article 35A for two Weeks

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the validity of the Article 35A today.

University of Asia Pacific Students Attacked in Bangladesh

A group of University of Asia Pacific students were assaulted by a group of motorcycle-borne men and vandalised their campus near Farmgate in Dhaka on Sunday.

Kerala Priest Arrested for Issuing Death Threat to President

Jayaraman, a priest at Chirakkal Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala's Thrissur, was arrested after he allegedly called up the police control room and threatened to assassinate President Ram Nath Kovind.

Bangladeshi Photographer Shahidul Alam Detained Over Posts on Dhaka Protests

Prominent Bangladeshi photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam was detained by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Detective Branch over his Facebook posts on the ongoing student protests.

44 People Shot, 5 Killed in Chicago Shootings

As many as 44 people were shot in 14 hours in Chicago shootings on Sunday out of which five were killed, according to police records.

20 Killed After Vintage Plane Crashed in Swiss Alps

All the 20 passengers and crew members of a vintage plane died after it crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday evening, the police said.

6 Suspects Detained for Drone Attack on Venezuelan President

Six suspects were detained for an alleged assassination attempt on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, confirmed Interior Minister Nestor Reverol.

Donald Trump Defends Son’s Meeting With Kremlin Lawyers

United States President Donald Trump on Sunday accepted that his eldest son Donald Trump Jr's meeting of 2016 with Kremlin associated lawyers, was to get information on Hilary Clinton.

Debt-ridden Farmer Commits Suicide in Odisha

A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide in Odisha's Kalahandi district, by consuming poison.

All who Died for Kashmir are ‘Shaheed’, Says National Conference Leader

National Conference (NC) leader Bashir Ahmed Veeri said all those people, who have fought for various issues related to Kashmir, should be called 'Shaheed'.

Saudi Arabia Freezes new Trade Deals With Canada, Recalls Envoy

Saudi Arabia on Sunday recalled its ambassador in Canada and froze all new trade and investment deals with the country after the Canadian foreign ministry called on Riyadh to free jailed civil rights activists.

China Tests its First Waverider Hypersonic Aircraft

China has successfully tested its first waverider hypersonic aircraft, which rides on its own shock waves.

Tripura Muslim Body Urges State government to Take Steps for Peaceful Bakra Eid

Tripura's Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, one of the oldest bodies of the minority Muslim population of the state, appealed to the new ruling BJP-IPFT government to take necessary appropriate measures so that the Muslim population can celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adha, also called the 'Festival of Sacrifice', without any fear.

Pompeo Vows to Enforce Sanctions on Iran

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said that Washington DC will enforce renewed sanctions on Iran.

Lajpat Nagar-South Campus Pink Line to Open Today

Lajpat Nagar Metro-Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Corridor of the Delhi Metro will be inaugurated on Monday.

Supreme Court to Hear Petitions Challenging Validity of Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir

Amid tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme Court is all set to hear a batch of petitions on Monday, which challenge the validity of Article 35-A of the Constitution that grants special privileges to the residents of the state.

Indonesia Earthquake Leaves 82 Dead

The death toll in Sunday's earthquake of magnitude 6.9 that jolted two islands of Indonesia, has increased to 82.

24 Girls Rescued From Shelter Home in Deori in UP

The Deoria Police on Sunday arrested a couple and rescued 24 girls from a shelter home here, after its license was revoked following an inspection by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).