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Daily Archives: 30th August 2018

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