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Andhra Pradesh Among key Investment Hubs for Australia

After topping the Ease of Doing Business list, Andhra Pradesh has emerged as a major state for investment from Australia, as the state's resources and energy sector matched Australian capabilities in mining, METS and renewable energy technology.

20 School Children Injured in bus Accident

More than 20 children were injured after the school bus they were travelling in fell into a pond in Siddharth Nagar district of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

‘Previous Governments to Blame for Shelter Home Irregularities’

Uttar Pradesh Women and Child Welfare Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday blamed the former governments in the state for all the irregularities that took place in the shelter homes.

Ola to Launch its UK Operations With Ride-sharing Offerings in South Wales, Greater Manchester

Ride sharing platform Ola on Tuesday announced its plans to enter into the United Kingdom (UK) market with operations starting from South Wales and Greater Manchester.

Now ‘Supergirl’ may Have her own Movie

'Superman's biological cousin, 'Supergirl' (Kara Danvers) is flying back to the big screens with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.

Islamabad HC to Resume Hearing on Transfer of Sharif’s Graft Cases Today

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will resume the hearing on the transfer of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's remaining corruption cases - Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment to another court.

Tea Trade Unions Call for 3-day Strike in West Bengal

Three-day strike in the tea industry, called by the joint forum of 26 tea trade unions over the implementation of minimum wages, entered its first day on Tuesday.

Now, Imran Khan to Appear Before National Accountability Bureau

Prime Minister-in-waiting, Imran Khan, is scheduled to appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday for misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters for personal use.

Bombay HC Rejects Abu Salem’s Plea Seeking Parole to get Married

Bombay High Court on Tuesday rejected 1993 serial blasts convict Abu Salem's plea, where he sought a 45-day parole to get married.

Election Commission of Pakistan to Notify Newly-elected Candidates

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will notify the newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies today.

Interim Protection to Chidambaram, Karti Extended in Aircel-Maxis Case

Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday extended interim protection to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son, Karti Chidambaram, till October 8, in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case.

SC/ST Atrocity Law an Appeasement, Government not Doing Much for Dalits, Says Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Tuesday expressed anger against the Narendra Modi-led government, saying they are not making enough efforts for the upliftment of Dalits in society.

Opposition Protest Over Muzaffarpur, Deoria Shelter Home Cases

The Opposition leaders staged a protest on Tuesday in Parliament over alleged rape cases and ill-treatment of girls in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Uttar Pradesh's Deoria districts shelter homes respectively.

TISS Mumbai Denies Student Clearance to Student For Refusing To Accept MPhil Degree From...

“They are saying this is disrespectful. Then what about the disrespect they are showing to the marginalised students?” Fahad asked. He said that his representation asked an important question of why the Tata trust that gave more than 200 crore rupees to Oxford University could not give 2 or 3 crores required for the financial aid to marginalised students.

PM Modi Silent on Crimes Against Women, Children, Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remaining tightlipped on crimes against women and children in the country.

Should Have Been Consulted on RS Deputy Chairman Polls, Says Shiromani Akali Dal

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Tuesday, said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) should have consulted them before finalising the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman candidate.

Petition Filed Seeking Urgent Hearing Against Torture on Social Activist

A habeas corpus petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking an urgent hearing against the alleged torture meted out to social activist Talib Hussain by Jammu and Kashmir police, in connection with the alleged Kathua rape and murder case.

Furore Over ‘Meesha’ By Hindu Extremists In Kerala

Upholding the right to freedom of expression, the Supreme Court of India has refused to ban Meesha, a Malayalam novel authored by S Hareesh which courted backlash from Hindu extremist outfits for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments.

RSS Extremists Murder CPIM Worker in Kasargod

A member of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Aboobucker Siddique of Sonkal was stabbed to death by Rashtriya Swayam Sevak workers in Uppala, Kasargod. He was 21 years old. The murder took place on Sunday late night. Siddique was attacked by assailants around 11:30 pm and was rushed to the hospital to no avail.

Merck Cancer Access Program Strengthening in Gambia, Lesotho, Botswana and Zimbabwe

Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, continues their long-term commitment to improve access to cancer care and to build capacity through their Merck Access Program in Africa.

Brazil Orders Shutting of Border to Venezuelan Migrants

A Brazilian judge has directed authorities to close the border for Venezuelan nationals entering Brazil, to escape from their country's political and economic crisis.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Pulls out of Asian Games 2018

Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will not participate in the upcoming 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia next week, owing to a backache.

Fans Upset With Carrie Underwood’s Comment About Fertility

American singer Carrie Underwood, recently, angered fans after she spoke about missing chance to have 'big family' due to her age.

UAE Exchange (India) is now Unimoni

As part of its global rebranding exercise, UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange, payments and credit solutions brand, has rebranded its India operations to Unimoni.

Bombay HC to Hear Abu Salem’s Parole Application

Bombay High Court will on Tuesday hear matter filed by 1993 serial blasts convict Abu Salem, where he has sought a 45-day parole to get married.

Murray Rises in ATP Tour Rankings

Former world number one Andy Murray climbed 457 places in the latest ATP world rankings.

Johnny Depp’s ‘City of Lies’ Pulled a Month Before Release

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's Notorious B.I.G. film 'City of Lies' has been pulled a month before it was slated to hit theaters.

Supreme Court to Hear Assam NRC Draft Case Today

Amid political slugfest over Assam's National Register for Citizens (NRC) draft, the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the matter.

Whole Grain Carbohydrates Must for Oral Health

One should stick to whole grain carbohydrates and avoid processed ones for better oral health, a recent study has found.

Trump Blames Environmental Laws for California Fires

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed "bad environmental laws" for California wildfires and said the state is burning because the laws aren't allowing available water to be properly utilised.

Gadkari Urges Niti Aayog to Form Policy on Material Recycling

Union Minister for Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari has urged the Niti Aayog to come up with a policy on material recycling.

Blue Bottle Jellyfishes Injure Many at Mumbai Beaches

Scores of blue bottle jellyfish also known as Portuguese man-of-war we spotted cross the beaches of Mumbai, causing panic and fear among the people.

Siddaramaiah Urges Kumaraswamy not to Shift Film City Project

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah wrote a letter to his successor HD Kumaraswamy, urging him not to shift Film City project from Mysuru to Ramanagar.

Parliament Passes Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Parliament on Monday passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 which ensures stringent punishment for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years of age.

Bangladesh Approves new Road Safety law, Mulls Death Penalty

The Bangladesh Government on Monday approved the draft of the Road Transport Act 2018, extending the punishment for rash driving deaths.

Goa Congress Condemns Party Leader’s “Toilet Cleaner” Remark

Hours after senior Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane termed the Goan diaspora as 'toilet cleaners', Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar on Monday demanded an explanation over his statement.