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20,000 Troops To Be Deployed In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

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.

Army Orders Disciplinary Action against Major Gogoi over Srinagar Hotel Incident

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.

Kashmiris Reach Out to Support Flood Victims of Kerela

Several individuals, including businessmen and hoteliers, contributed money from their pockets and arranged other necessary consumables that were later sent to Kerala

Authorities Suspends Amarnath Yatra due to Non-Availability of Pilgrims

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 “Charri Mubarak” (saffron-robed holy mace of Lord Shiva).

Monsanto v/s Dewayne Johnson: Court Orders Monsanto to Pay $298 Million

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.

Pope Francis Condemns Child Abuse in Catholic Church

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'.

DUSU Elections Scheduled for September 12

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.

In London, Rahul Questions PM Modi’s Silence on Nirav Modi, Unnao Rape

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.

NIA Recovers 6 More Pistols in Manipur Missing Arms Case

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.

Trump Withdraws $200 Million aid to Palestine

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.

Criminalisation Aspect is an Issue in Triple Talaq Bill, Says Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the party has an issue with the "criminalisation" aspect in the Triple Talaq Bill.

Quit AAP on Personal Grounds, Says Ashish Khetan

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.

Sleep Loss Could Result in Weight Gain

Did you know! Lack of sleep may contribute to adverse weight gain, finds a study.

Attendance Must for JNU Faculties

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.

Naxal With Rs.47 Lakh Bounty Surrenders in Chhattisgarh

A Naxal having a bounty of Rs 47 lakh surrendered before the police in Chhattisgarh on Thursday.

Horticulture Will Help Economy Flourish, Says Andhra CM

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.

UGC Directs Universities to ban Junk Food on Campus

The University Grants Commission has issued a notice to vice-chancellors of all universities, directing them to ban junk food in college premises.

Satya Pal Malik is the New Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, arrives in Srinagar...

Meanwhile, Senior BJP leader Lal Ji Tandon was appointed as the Governor of Bihar replacing Malik

Supreme Courts asks Jammu and Kashmir Government to File Reply on Custodial Torture of...

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

Protests Erupt in Kashmir Valley on Eid: Several Injured

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

Dialogue is the only way to Pull Out Jammu and Kashmir from Prevailing Situation:...

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

Article 35 A is Arbitrary and Violates Women’s Rights says BJP Leader

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.

India is trying to make Kashmir into Palestine: Yasin Malik

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 A  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

Radhika Vemula Receives Promised Sum from IUML: Controversy Ends

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.

Declare Kerala Floods as National Disaster: Students Slam BJP Government

“We 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,” Arundathi added.

Congress Devises Kashmir Policy for Upcoming Election in J&K

The local Congress leaders are of the view that the  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

Heavy Deployment of Security Forces on the Eve of Eid-Ul -Adha in Jammu and...

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

Government Asks Facebook to Allow Access to Encrypted Data

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.

Moderate Carbohydrate Intake may Result in Good Health

Turns out, eating carbohydrates in moderation can be optimal for health and longevity.

Apple may Launch 13-inch MacBook Alongside new iPhones

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.

Sidhu Hugs Pakistan Army Chief, Sits Next to PoK Head at Imran’s Swearing in

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.

Professor Assaulted for Being Critical of Vajpayee in Bihar

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.

Neeraj Chopra Looking to Give his Absolute Best in Asian Games

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 Eyeing 2018 Asian Games Gold to Qualify for Olympics

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.

Trump’s Military Parade Postponed

The United States Defence Department has announced that the military parade, a brainchild of President Donald Trump, has been postponed to 2019.

UAE to Provide aid to Flood-hit Kerala

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formed a committee to provide relief to the people affected by flash floods in Kerala.

Bandhavgarh Tigress Released Into Satkosia Tiger Reserve

A female tiger, brought from Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to Satkosia Tiger Reserve, was released into the wild on Friday.

Google Doodle Marks Commencement of Asian Games 2018

Google with a colourful doodle is celebrating the commencement of the 18th edition of the Asian Games on Saturday.

6.0 Magnitude Quake Jolts Costa Rica

A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale shook southern Costa Rica, close to the border with Panama.

Gigi Hadid Visits Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

American supermodel Gigi Hadid visited Bangladesh to meet the Rohingya Muslim refugees.

11th World Hindi Conference to Begin in Mauritius Today

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.

Imran Khan to Sworn-in as Pakistan PM Today

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.

Kumaraswamy to Review Relief Operations in Rain-hit Kodagu

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.

Imran Khan Elected as 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan

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 CM Donates Rs 10 Crore for Kerala Flood Relief

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Rs 10 crore worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala.

Railways Rushes Drinking Water to Kerala

The Indian Railways has extended a helping hand to Kerala by supplying bottled water to flood-affected people.

NCMC Reviews Rescue Operations in Flood-hit Kerala

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.

WhatsApp Backup Will no Longer Take up Google Drive Space

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."

UAE all set to Host Asia Cup 2018

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.

Bollywood says #IStandWithKerala

Disturbed by Kerala floods, Bollywood celebs are urging their fans and followers to come together and help the victims.

Android Gets Streaming Support for Hearing Aids

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 Targets USD 10 Billion Annual Gross Sales by March 2019

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.

Balochistan is not Xinjiang, Baloch Leader Warns China

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."

TMC MP Hospitalised After Taxi Hits his car in Kolkata

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee was hospitalised on Friday after a taxi rammed into his car in Kolkata, ignoring the traffic signals.

You Will now see More Contextual Subtopics When you do Google Search

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.

CBI Raids Manju Verma’s Residence in Connection With Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

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.

After Leaving Nuke Deal, US Forms Iran Action Group

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.

Doors of Karnataka’s Raj Bhavan Thrown Open for Public

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 National Assembly to Elect new PM Today

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.

Special Envoys of Neighbouring Countries to Attend Vajpayee’s Funeral

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 CM Directs CRDA Officials to Beautify Krishna River Bunds

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.

Mullaperiyar dam is Safe, Says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister to Kerala Counterpart

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 Polls to Take Place on September 4

Pakistan's presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country's electoral body announced on Thursday.

American Star Aretha Franklin Passes Away

American singer and music royalty Aretha Franklin passed away at the age of 76 following a prolonged illness on Thursday.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector's Chakan da Bagh in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Vajpayee Lived for the Country, Says Ramdev

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.

Innocent Lives Lost in Kabul Suicide Bombing

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.

NCMC Holds Meet to Scale up Assistance, Rescue Operations

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.

India Climb one Spot to 96 in FIFA Rankings

Indian football team have climbed one spot to attain the 96th position in the recently updated FIFA rankings.

Supreme Court Asks Assam NRC Coordinator to Submit Data of Those Excluded From Draft

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.

PhonePe to Facilitate Convenient Payments on IRCTC app

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.

45 People Rescued From Sultan Garh Waterfalls in MP

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.

India Navy Deploys 21 Teams for Rescue Operation in Flood-hit Kerala

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.

Trump Withdraws ex-CIA Director’s Security Clearance

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.

Opposition Leaders to Attend ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao Sammelan’

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).

Ex-Indian Captain Ajit Wadekar Passes Away

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 PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

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.

25 Killed, 35 Injured in Suicide Attack in Kabul

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.

India Releases Additional Funds for Nepal’s Postal Highway

The Indian Government on Tuesday released additional NPR 470 million for the Postal Highway being constructed in Southern Plains of Nepal.

One has to Transcend Personal Ambitions, Says CJI

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that one must transcend personal ambitions and grievances to enhance the performance of the judiciary.