Monthly Archives: August 2018
According to officals that 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be deployed in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Awantipora for pre-election duties.
Major Gogoi along with a girl and a man were arrested by police at the grand Mamta hotel. The incident came into light when the hotel staff called the police after a ruckus broke out in the hotel premises.
Several individuals, including businessmen and hoteliers, contributed money from their pockets and arranged other necessary consumables that were later sent to Kerala
To date, 2,83,140 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine since the commencement of the yatra which entered into the final phase yesterday with the joining of the â€œCharri Mubarakâ€ (saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva).
Monsanto, the multinational corporation based in St Louis, the USA now holds the patent for more than 90% GM crops. This is to be seen seriously because; the company now has the potential to control the agriculture sector around the globe.
During his visit to Ireland, Pope Francis spoke on the issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church and said that he shared the sentiments that led to an outrage over the 'appalling crimes'.
Elections for the office bearers of Delhi University's Student Union (DUSU) will be held on September 12, said an official statement from the institution.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi' s silence on the Unnao rape case, as well as absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the multi-million dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday recovered six more pistols in the case pertaining to the theft of 56 pistols and 58 magazines from the Director General (DG) Pool Armory located inside second Manipur Rifles Battalion premises. The weapons went missing between 2016 and early 2017, a presser by the NIA read.
United States President Donald Trump has ordered the State Department to withdraw USD 200 million-worth aid which was previously planned for West Bank and Gaza.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the party has an issue with the "criminalisation" aspect in the Triple Talaq Bill.
Journalist-turned-politician Ashish Khetan, who is the latest to join the list of leaders who stepped down from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has said that he parted ways from the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led party on personal grounds.
Did you know! Lack of sleep may contribute to adverse weight gain, finds a study.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in its 275th Executive Council Meeting on Thursday decided to introduce compulsory attendance for all regular faculty members of the University.
A Naxal having a bounty of Rs 47 lakh surrendered before the police in Chhattisgarh on Thursday.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu opined that horticulture can help the economy flourish while inaugurating a horticulture show 'Udyana 2018' which focused on organic products, and promotion of zero-chemical based natural farming.
The University Grants Commission has issued a notice to vice-chancellors of all universities, directing them to ban junk food in college premises.
Meanwhile,Â Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the Governor of Bihar replacing Malik
Hussain is a key witness in the Kathua gang rape case, in which an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community disappeared from near her home in a village close to Kathua in the Jammu region on January 10
Meanwhile, clashes were also reported from Sopore town of North Kashmir's Baramulla district, where a demonstration was supposed to be held at the main chowk
The governor also said that the pursuit of divisive and confrontational approaches would not lead to resolution of any problem and he also appealed to all political parties, civil societies, NGO's and other stakeholders to seriously ponder seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil
The Article 35 A violates the rights of a woman, who wants to marry a man of her choice, as marriage to a man from outside the state will deprive her and her heirs, the right to property, government job and right to vote in the state assembly and local body elections.
Addressing supporters after Friday prayer, who were protesting against the tampering of Article 35 A, Malik said that the RSS backed Government of India is trying to abrogate the Article 35 AÂ and by scrapping the state subject law, the RSS and the BJP wants to change the demography of the state after which a plebiscite would be irrelevant
It was two years back, during the peak of the Rohith Movement, that IUML promised an assistance of 25 Lakh rupees to his family to build a house.
â€œWe all need to pressurize the central government. Kerala is also part of the Indian Union. We need to show minimum responsibility to the citizens of Kerala. This is not the time to play politics. We are demanding a very basic thing. Justice is not done in Kerala and we demand it. Right now, PM is there in Kerala. If you are waiting for your PR work to be done and then send help that is not what we expect. Save our lives and then do your PR,â€ Arundathi added.
The local Congress leaders are of the view that theÂ Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) all three have stated policy on Kashmir and it was only Congress which did not have a policy since 1947
Ahead of Eid-Ul-Adha, the state government has directed authorities across the state of Jammu and Kashmir to increase the deployment of security forces and take other measures to ensure peaceful Eid-ul-Adha congregations and prayers
In an investigation reminiscent of the San Berardino case, the government has demanded Facebook to allow it access to its Messenger calls with relation to a criminal investigation.
Turns out, eating carbohydrates in moderation can be optimal for health and longevity.
Next month Apple will be taking the wraps off its new line of premium iPhone and if the latest rumors are anything to go by, the tech giant will also add a new MacBook to replace the current MacBook Air.
The Pakistan government on Saturday made Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu sit next to President of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Masood Khan, during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan. Khan took oath as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister.
An academician, working at Mahatma Gandhi University, was allegedly thrashed by an angry mob on Friday afternoon for a comment on a social media platform criticising former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who took his last breath on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who is named as the flag bearer of the Indian contingent by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the 18th edition of the Asian Games, has said that he is not keeping himself under pressure and is only looking forward to give his absolute best in the prestigious quadrennial event.
Pakistan men's hockey team goalkeeper Imran Butt has revealed that his side are looking forward to put their best and clinch a gold medal in the upcoming 18th edition of Asian Games in order to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The United States Defence Department has announced that the military parade, a brainchild of President Donald Trump, has been postponed to 2019.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formed a committee to provide relief to the people affected by flash floods in Kerala.
A female tiger, brought from Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to Satkosia Tiger Reserve, was released into the wild on Friday.
Google with a colourful doodle is celebrating the commencement of the 18th edition of the Asian Games on Saturday.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale shook southern Costa Rica, close to the border with Panama.
American supermodel Gigi Hadid visited Bangladesh to meet the Rohingya Muslim refugees.
The 11th World Hindi Conference, an event aimed at expanding the reach of the Hindi language at a global level, will begin in Mauritius from Saturday.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here on Saturday.
In the wake of heavy rainfall in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will on Saturday visit Kodagu to review relief operations in the district.
Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan was elected as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan after the newly-elected members of the National Assembly (NA) cast their vote on Friday.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Rs 10 crore worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala.
The Indian Railways has extended a helping hand to Kerala by supplying bottled water to flood-affected people.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Friday held a review meeting to take stock of the rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected areas in Kerala.
Worried about all the Google drive storage your WhatsApp backup is sucking up? Don't be, because these backups will "no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota."
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday, signed an agreement for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the prestigious Asia Cup scheduled to take place in September.
Disturbed by Kerala floods, Bollywood celebs are urging their fans and followers to come together and help the victims.
Google has made its Android OS a little more accessible to those with hearing disabilities. The company has finally added support for streaming via hearing aids.
Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm E-commerce Pvt Ltd., has ramped up its efforts to expand their business with a three-fold rise in the annual gross sales, with a target to achieve USD 10 billion mark by March 2019.
Warning China against exploitation of Balochistan's mineral wealth and occupation of Baloch territory, Baloch pro-independence leader Allah Nazar Baloch asserted that the people of Balochistan would not tolerate their attempts to trample upon their human rights as "the Baloch are a freedom loving people. And, Balochistan is not Xinjiang or Tiananmen."
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee was hospitalised on Friday after a taxi rammed into his car in Kolkata, ignoring the traffic signals.
The next time you are looking up for a particular city to move to, Google plans to show you the comparison between two cities, and possibly even tell you about the cost difference.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided former Bihar Welfare Department Minister Manju Verma's residence in Patna and Begusarai in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
Barely three months after Washington pulled out from the Iran nuclear deal, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced the creation of the Iran Action Group (IAG) in a bid to pressurise Tehran to change its ways.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has opened the gates of the century-old Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru for the public for 15 days from August 16.
Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly (NA), the lower house of the country's Parliament, will vote for the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday.
India's neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka are sending their special representatives to attend the funeral of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away yesterday at the age of 93 after a prolonged illness.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) to beautify Krishna river bunds downstream Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assuring that there was no threat to the safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam.
Pakistan's presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country's electoral body announced on Thursday.
American singer and music royalty Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76 following a prolonged illness on Thursday.
Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector's Chakan da Bagh in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Recalling his memories with former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Yoga Guru Ramdev on Thursday said that the former lived for the country and his works will never be forgotten.
Afghanistan on Wednesday witnessed another suicide bombing killing 47 students and injuring 67 others, who were preparing for university entrance examination at an educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul.
In view of the prevailing floods situation in Kerala, a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) was held on Thursday to scale up assistance and ensured continued relief and rescue operations.
Indian football team have climbed one spot to attain the 96th position in the recently updated FIFA rankings.
The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) coordinator to provide it with the data of district-wise percentage of the population excluded from the NRC draft in the state.
India's fastest growing payments platform, PhonePe on Thursday announced entering into a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to facilitate convenient, fast and secure payments through PhonePe on the IRCTC Rail connect Android app.
Madhya Pradesh Police has confirmed that 45 people have been rescued from Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Gwalior's Shivpuri after water level increased due to a sudden release of water from a dam.
On the seventh day of Operation Madad, Southern Naval Command deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in flood-hit Kerala as the monsoon has intensified in the state.
United States President Donald Trump has cancelled the security clearance of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director John Brennan, who used to deride the former on various issues.
The Congress party along with leaders from 17 Opposition parties will converge in New Delhi's Talkatora stadium on Thursday for the sixth edition of 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan' (Save composite culture convention).
Former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar, who led the national team to their first-ever series victories in England and the West Indies, breathed his last at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness at the Jaslok Hospital here on Wednesday.
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) following a prolonged illness. He was 93.
At least 25 were killed and 35 injured after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in front of an educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday.
The Indian Government on Tuesday released additional NPR 470 million for the Postal Highway being constructed in Southern Plains of Nepal.
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that one must transcend personal ambitions and grievances to enhance the performance of the judiciary.