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President Kovind Pays Tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti

On the occasion of Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa were also present.

PM Modi’s Speech was Shallow and Insignificant, Says Surjewala

Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the former could have spoken the truth.

India Wants Saudi Arabia to Counter Terror Better

India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) revealed the arrest of Habibur Rahaman, alias Habib, a terrorist handler for the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group. He was arrested at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 6. Originally from Odisha's Kendrapara District, Habib had been residing in Saudi Arabia for quite some time, hatching plots to hurt India right under the Saudi regime's nose.

Bomb Blast Injures 5 in Nalanda

At least four children and a woman were injured on Wednesday after a bomb exploded in a house in Nalanda district of the state.

Naidu Aims High for Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh aims to be the number one state in the country by 2029. The state will be giving more thrust on economic development.

Slogan Shouting Against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Assembly

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members on Wednesday raised slogans in the National Assembly against Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which has bagged maximum seats in the recently-concluded general elections.

Arvind Kejriwal Refuses to Accept Ashutosh’s Resignation

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday refused to accept party leader Ashutosh's resignation.

Due to Heavy Rains and Flooding, Estate Workers in Wayanadu Starved for Weeks

Additionally, the flood has isolated the workers completely and now they are in dire need of food and other necessary supplies

India, China Hold Special Border Meeting

A special border meeting personal between the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) was held at Nathu La Pass in Sikkim on August 15 to jointly celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of India.

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley

The Kashmir valley witnessed a complete shutdown on Wednesday following a strike call was given by separatists. Shutters of all shops and business houses remained down as traffic too remained off roads.

Fight Cold With Exercise!

If you wish to fight the cold, you better start running!

Upgraded Kimbho app to be Launched on August 27

Yoga Guru Ramdev-owned Patanjali's instant messaging platform, Kimbho, is slated to be launched on August 27, with the company claiming it has fixed all the shortcomings of the app.

Fiji Celebrates India’s Independence Day

Fiji was the first place where the Indian national flag was hoisted on the occasion of the 72nd Independence Day.

IMD Issues red Alert for Several Districts in Kerala

India Meteorological Department has issued red alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall in most places) for Wayanad, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Idukki and Ernakulam Districts in Kerala until Thursday.

AAP Leader Ashutosh Quits Party

Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh resigned from the party on Wednesday citing personal reasons.

Barcelona Rule out Paul Pogba’s Move

Spanish giants Barcelona on Wednesday ruled out a potential move of Frenchman and Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba.

Scuffle Breaks out Between Locals, Police in Rajasthan

A scuffle broke out between locals and police in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu town after they protested against a minor girl's abduction.

President Kovind to Confer 131 Gallantry Awards

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved 131 Gallantry Awards to members of Armed Forces Personnel and Paramilitary Forces.

‘Manikarnika’ Kangana Roars in First Poster

And it's out! The first poster of Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' has finally been revealed.

United Kingdom PM Dubs Westminister Terror Attack as `Shocking`

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May has termed the second terror attack in Westminster as 'shocking'.

Pranab Mukherjee Greets Nation on Independence Day

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday conveyed his wishes to the citizens on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day.

Mother of Slain Rifleman Remembers son on Shaurya Chakra Award Announcement

After the government announced the prestigious Shaurya Chakra for gallantry on the 72nd Independence Day, mother of rifleman Aurangzeb said that she is happy that her son is being conferred with the gong but sad that he is no longer with the family.

Pakistan Will not Remain Intact as a Nation if Poll Results are not Revoked,...

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain said Pakistan will not remain intact as a nation if the results of the recently concluded polls are not revoked.

At Least 35 Killed After Bridge Collapses in Italy

A section of Morandi motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa on Tuesday, killing at least 35 people.

SC Tells Centre to Consider Framing a Child Protection Policy

Expressing concern over the growing number of sexual assault cases in shelter homes across India, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to consider framing a child protection policy.

Gujjar and Bakerwal Community Demands Extension of SC/ST Act to Jammu and Kashmir

According to Gujjar leaders, this bill could help their tribes to fight against atrocities that they were facing legally, constitutionally as well as politically

Article 35-A Row: Joint Resistance Leadership Devise Strategy for its Protection

The break-up of PDP-BJP government had also brought the focus back on the legal battle for  the protection of Article 35-A, which empowers the J&K legislature to define permanent residents and allow them the exclusive right to buy land in the state

Dalit Research Scholar Arrested from Central University of Kerala, Students Alleges Foulplay

Earlier he was slapped with a memo accusing him of having instigated the protest carried out by the people from Kalam Nagar, who were displaced for the construction of the University

Kashmir Valley Under Tight Security Ahead Of Independence Day

Along with the police, the paramilitary and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have intensified patrolling, checking and frisking of vehicles at various flash-points in Srinagar and other places of the valley

Chharanagar Victims Offer Roses in Return for Police Brutality: Say They are Artists, not...

This kind of vengeful behaviour from the part of the police, however, is just a part of the discrimination the community faced. "When I tell people that my surname is Indrekar, they ask me, 'so you are a Marathi?' and I tell them, 'no, I am a Chhara.' Then their attitude changes. The way they interact changes,"

Relatives Of Talib Hussain Allege ‘Fake Rape Case’ By State

Earlier,his estranged wife Nusrat Bibi had accused him of domestic violence and dowry demands and a case was filed against him in June. The present complaint of attempt to rape was made by his estranged wife's sister in law

Madras HC Orders CBI Probe Into Police Firing During the Anti-Sterlite Protests

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests held on May 22. 13 people lost their lives during the firing.

Stalin Remembers Karunanidhi at Party Executive Meet

Addressing the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) executive meet at Chennai on Tuesday, party working president MK Stalin remembered his father and DMK Chief M.Karunanidhi and said that the party has lost a leader but he has also lost a father.

Army Guns Down 2 Pakistani Soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian Army gunned down two Pakistani soldiers in Kupwara district on Monday night.

Asian Gold Medalist Hakkam Singh Passes Away

Former Indian hockey player Hakkam Singh Bhattal, who was an Asian Games gold medalist, passed away in a local hospital on Tuesday.

Google Doodle Commemorates Pakistan’s Independence Day

Following its tradition of celebrating international events, tech giant Google on Tuesday commemorated Pakistan's 71st Independence Day with a special doodle.

Jayarajan Reinducted in Kerala Cabinet

Senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, E P Jayarajan was sworn in as a minister in the Kerala cabinet on Tuesday. Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam administered the oath of office and secrecy in the presence of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Government Officer Shot at, Dies in Hospital in Bihar

A government officer of Under Secretary level, who was shot at in his house by unidentified people this morning, died in the hospital. Rajiv, 58, posted at the Patna Secretariat, was about to retire.

Rupee Touches all Time Record low of 70.08

After opening at a marginal high of 69.85 against the US Dollar, the Indian rupee on Tuesday touched an all-time low of 70 per US dollar.

Here’s how Cannabis Harms the Brain

The long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs harms the brain, impairing memory, a new study has found.

Railway Ministry Releases Third Cleanliness Audit

The Railway Ministry on Monday released the third party survey report on station cleanliness conducted by Quality Council of India (QCI). Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal was present to grace the event.

American Star Aretha Franklin Gravely ill

American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, who has struggled with her health in the last few years, is in a grave condition and her family and friends are gathering to say their final goodbye.

Sweet Exchange at Attari-Wagah Border on Pakistan’s 71st Independence Day

On the occasion of Pakistan's 71st Independence Day, India and Pakistan border guards exchanged sweets at Attari-Wagah border.

District Probation Officer Arrested in Hajipur Shelter Home Case

District Probation Officer (DPO) of Hajipur Manmohan Prasad Singh was arrested on Monday in connection with sexual abuse of girls at a short stay home in the city.

Sri Lanka Gets $39 Million Military Funding From US

In a move to counter China's increasing influence on Sri Lanka, the United States has announced that it would grant the Indian ocean island a $39 million to boost its maritime security.

Trump Rallies Behind Minnesota Candidate Pete Stauber

United States President Donald Trump has reiterated his support for Minnesota congressional candidate Pete Stauber.

Netflix to Launch Second Comic Book Franchise

Netflix is all set to launch its second comic-book franchise, 'Prodigy' by author Mark Millar.

Pakistan Turns Into Nightmare for Minorities, Says Nadeem Nusrat

The Voice of Karachi (VOK) and South Asia Minorities Alliance Foundation (SAMAF) Chairman Nadeem Nusrat has said that relentless suppression of ethnic and religious minorities in certain parts of South Asia, Pakistan in particular, continued to raise serious questions about the partition of India in 1947.

Quake Measuring Magnitude 5.1 Hits Japan

An earthquake measuring 5.1 magnitudes on the Richter Scale struck Chiba Prefecture in Japan on Tuesday morning.

Jet Airways Denies Stake Sale, Allays Fears of Debts

Jet Airways on Monday brushed off reports of a possible stake sale and also put to rest questions on rising debts that raised concerns on its ability to keep the airline flying.

Minor Allegedly Raped in Madrasa in UP

Madrasa manager and five other people have been booked for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Ghosi area.

Peoples’ Liberation Army Transgresses in Demchok, Pitches Tent

The Chinese Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers have not only transgressed inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) but have also pitched tents.

Delhi HC to Hear Victims’ Appeals Against Sajjan Kumar in Anti-Sikh Killings Case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear appeals by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and victims against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal in connection with 1984 Anti-Sikh killings case.

Trump Signs $716 Billion Defence Policy Bill

United States President Donald Trump has signed a US$716 billion defence policy bill that authorises tougher regulations on foreign investments in the country.

Two Girls From Aasra Shelter Home Admitted to PMCH

Days after two girls were brought dead from Aasra shelter home to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), another two girls from the same safe haven have been admitted to the specified hospital.

Arrest Warrant Issued Against CPO’s Wife in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case

An arrest warrant has been issued against suspended Child Protection Officer (CPO) Ravi Roshan's wife Shibha Kumari Singh in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home case.

2 More Detained in Aasra Home Case

The Bihar Police on Monday detained two more people in connection with the death of two women at Patna's 'Aasra Home' and sent them to three-day police custody.

Maneka Thanks Corporate Affairs Ministry for Amending Act Relating to Sexual Harassment

Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi on Monday thanked the Ministry for Corporate Affairs Ministry for making it mandatory for all companies to file a disclosure regarding the implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in their Director's Report.

UP man Barred From Offering Namaz for Participating in Kanwar Yatra

A Muslim man was prevented from offering Namaz in a mosque in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on grounds of participating in the recently-concluded Kanwar Yatra.

70 Policemen Killed in Three Days in Ghazni Attack

Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Monday confirmed that 70 police officers have been killed ever since the Taliban launched an attack in Afghanistan's Ghazni city on August 10.

Appealed to Opposition to Start new Work Tradition, Says PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that the party requested the opposition parties to start a new tradition and work with the new government harmoniously.

Bombay HC Moved Over Goa Flag Hoisting Dispute

Advocate Aires Rodrigues moved to the High Court of Bombay at Goa over the dispute pertaining to the state government nominating speaker of the Legislative Assembly Pramod Sawant for hoisting the national flag on Independence Day function.

Maharashtra ATS Seizes Country-made Weapons in Mumbai

The Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) seized close to ten pistols from the safe houses of Vaibhav Raut and his accomplices, who have been accused of plotting terror activities in the state.

Rahul Challenges PM on Waiving off Farmers’ Loan in Karnataka

In run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi that if he really cared about farmers then the Centre should provide 50 per cent of the farm loan waived off in Karnataka by the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state last month.

Two Accused Surrender in Kerala Orthodox Church Case

Father Sony Varghese and Father Jaise K. George, accused in the sexual harassment case in Kerala's Malankara Orthodox Church, surrendered before the Thiruvalla Session Court on Monday.

Koreas Agree to Hold Summit Next Month

The two Koreas on Monday decided to hold their third meeting in September. The meeting will take place between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang. The date of the third-inter Korean summit between the two leaders would be announced later.

Somnath Chatterjee to get Highest State Honour in WB Assembly

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be given the highest state honour in the West Bengal Assembly.

Supreme Court Directs Police to Ensure Protection to Hapur Lynching Case Witnesses

The Supreme Court on Monday directed Meerut Inspector General of Police to ensure protection to the witnesses in the Hapur lynching case.

Umar Khalid Attacked in Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University student activist Umar Khalid was attacked by an unidentified gunman on Monday before an event at Constitution Club where he was supposed to speak. Khalid escaped unhurt.

Nadal Pulls out of Cincinnati Open

World number one Rafael Nadal on Monday withdrew from the ongoing edition of the Cincinnati Open.

British Pakistani Comedian in Soup for Using ‘Paki’ Word

A British-Pakistani stand-up comedian was recently probed by the police after he used a derogatory term in his act 'Meet Abu Hamsta and Paki Bashir".

Pakistan’s National Assembly Begins new Session

The new session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) is underway here on Monday as a total of 329 newly-elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament took oath after the general elections were held on July 25.

Supreme Court Seeks Detailed Reply From Centre in BK Bansal Suicide Case

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Union of India after hearing a petition seeking an independent investigation into the controversial suicide case of senior bureaucrat Bal Kishan Bansal, who was arrested on alleged corruption charges.

Pakistan to Free 30 Indian Prisoners Today

As a humanitarian gesture to mark Pakistan's Independence Day on August 14, Islamabad has decided to release 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen.

Hail These Apps if you are a Literature Enthusiast

Often called as "on the go generation", we are the busiest of all and hardly get time to sit for leisure. Even the old school bookworms nowadays could not find a peaceful time to escape into the wonderlands of literature.

Nawaz Sharif Produced Before Accountability Court

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court that is hearing the two corruption cases against him and his family.

Sensex Drop on Global Sell-off, Nifty Down by 72.80 points

BSE Sensex opened lower on Monday at 37,626.95, down by 242.28. While NSE's Nifty 50 hovered around 11,356.70, down by 72.80 points.

20 Children Injured After High Tension Wire Falls on Madarsa in UP

At least 20 children were injured after a high tension wire fell on Madarsa in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha city on Sunday.

7 children of a Family Killed in car Accident in Gujarat

At least seven children of a family died when the car in which they were travelling fell into a ditch on the roadside in Panchmahal district.

Full Dress Rehearsal of I-Day Celebrations Held at Red Fort

A full dress rehearsal of 72nd Independence Day celebration was held on Monday morning at the Red Fort in Delhi. The rehearsal witnessed the same traffic restrictions as would be followed on the day of the celebration.