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Theft at Hyderabad’s Nizam Museum, Search for Suspect Underway

Artefacts from Hyderabad's Nizam Museum were stolen by unidentified persons on Monday, after which police launched a search operation to nab the suspects.

Fuel Prices up for 10th Consecutive day

Citizens are yet to receive any respite from rising fuel prices, as the rates of petrol and diesel have risen for the tenth consecutive day.

Haqqani Network Founder Dead

The founder of the Haqqani network, Jalaluddin Haqqani, is dead, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced.

Pakistan, Afghan Foreign Ministers Discuss Closure of Pakistan Consulate

Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Afghan counterpart, Salahuddin Rabbani had a telephonic conversation over the closure of the Pakistan consulate in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar province.

Trump Blasts Sessions for Indictment of Republicans

United States President Donald Trump on Monday rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Justice Department's investigations into two Republican Congressmen.

Niti Aayog VC’s Remark Against Raghuram Rajan Laughable, Says Congress

The Congress has criticised NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar for blaming former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan for the slowdown in country's economy.

I Should be so Lucky, Says Trump on Possible Kerry Presidential run

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said he would be "so lucky" if former Secretary of State John Kerry would run for President in 2020.

Latvia Chooses ‘To Be Continued’ for 91st Oscars

Latvia too is not lagging behind in the race for Oscars, as it officially chose the documentary film 'To Be Continued' to be submitted at the 91st Academy awards under the 'foreign language film' category.

Protests in Kotli After man Electrocuted to Death

Protests have erupted in Kotli town of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) after a 35-year-old man, Shakeel Janbaaz died of electrocution.

Cordon, clashes and killing of 26 year old youth in Pulwama by the Indian...

Fayaz Ahmad Wani, 26, son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani, of Chewa Kalan who was critically injured after the government forces fired at him during clashes which, as per locals, erupted in the village when some youth pelted stones at the government forces.

General Miller Reaffirms Support to Afghanistan Forces

General Scott Miller, the newly appointed Commander of the NATO-led armed forces coalition in Afghanistan - Resolute Support, has pledged to give all support to Afghanistan's defence and security forces.

‘Dahi Handi’ Organised for Visually-impaired People in Mumbai

In a first of its kind initiative, a competitive 'Dahi Handi' festival was organised in Mumbai for the visually-challenged people on the auspicious occasion of 'Janmashthami'.

Djokovic Cruises Into US Open Quarters

Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday outclassed his Portuguese opponent Joao Sousa in straight sets to book his spot in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event in the ongoing US Open.

8000 kg of Shark Fins Seized From Mumbai, Gujarat

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has neutralized a smuggling network in Gujarat and Mumbai and seized around 8000 kg of shark fins meant for illicit export. Four persons, including the mastermind, have also been arrested.

Insider Attack Kills US Service Member in Afghanistan

An apparent "insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan on Monday killed a United States service member and injured another member.

Petrol Will Soon Touch Rs 100, Says Andhra CM

Criticising the Narendra Modi-led government for the continuous rise in fuel prices, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu opined that soon, petrol would be sold at Rs. 100 per litre. Addressing a press conference on Monday, the Chief Minister said that in addition to petrol prices, the rupee value would also touch Rs.100 against one US dollar.

In Agra, Hindus, Muslims Come Together for Janmashtami Celebration

Setting an example of communal harmony, Hindus, and Muslims of Agra's Kheriya Mod locality come together to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami. This tradition of jointly celebrating the festival has been going on in this locality for about 15 years.

Unique Process to Revolutionize Solar Power Usage Discovered

With researchers successfully splitting the water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthesis machinery in plants, the quest of harnessing solar power in different ways has got a renewed hope.

Google Celebrates Oskar Schlemmer’s 130th Birthday

Google on Tuesday paid tribute to German, sculptor, painter, designer, and choreographer Oskar Schlemmer on his 130th birth anniversary.

Pakistanis Possess Assets worth $150 Billion in UAE

The Pakistan Supreme Court was on Monday informed that Pakistan nationals hold assets and properties worth over $150 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Opposition Parties’ Youth Wings Unite Against BJP Ahead of 2019 Polls

Youth wings of several Opposition parties are trying to formulate a grand alliance 'Mahagathbandhan' ahead of 2019 polls to corner the Central Government on the issues related to the youth of the country.

10 ISIS-K Terrorists Killed in Kunar Province in Afghanistan

At least ten terrorists affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed in joint operations conducted by Afghanistan Police and military forces in the eastern Kunar province.

12 die of Leptospirosis in Kerala

Twelve people have died of leptospirosis disease in Kerala between August 1 and September 3, while 372 confirmed leptospirosis cases have been reported from the flood-hit state since August 1.

Hyderabad Woman Stranded in Oman, kin Demand EAM’s Help

Mother of a woman, who was allegedly trafficked to Oman on the pretext of a job, has sought External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj's help to rescue her daughter.

1 Dead, 36 ‘Govindas’ Injured Dahi Handi Celebrations in Mumbai

At least one 'govinda' lost his life during Janmashtami Dahi-Handi celebrations here on Monday. He died in the Sion Hospital. Dahi Handi is celebrated by forming human pyramids on the eve of Janmashtami which is celebrated with fervour in the state.

Kumaraswamy, Deve Gowda Confident of BJP Defeat in Karnataka Civic Polls

After numbers indicated Congress' victory in the Karnataka civic polls, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said that city voters have shown full support to the coalition government led by the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress.

Dabholkar Murder Suspect Sent to CBI Custody

A Mumbai sessions court on Monday remanded Sharad Kalaskar, suspect in rationalist Narendra Dabholkar murder case in 2013, into the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody for further investigation.

Mumbai Court Gives Mallya 3 Weeks to Reply to ED Application

A Mumbai Special Court has granted three weeks time to liquor baron Vijay Mallya to file his reply on the Enforcement Directorate's application, which sought to declare him a fugitive economic offender under the new law.

The ThickShake Factory Announces new Outlet in Mumbai

The ThickShake Factory, India's first premium thick shake brand, is all set to expand its footprint in Maharashtra by launching its outlet in Bandra, Mumbai.

Myanmar Journalists get 7 Years’ Imprisonment for Breaching Official Secrets act

Two Reuters journalists, accused of breaching Myanmar's official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, have been sentenced to seven years each in jail by a Yangon court.

6 Dead in Somalia car Bombing

At least six people died while 15 others were left injured in a car bombing incident in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu on Sunday.

Kachai Gets its First Market Shed to Promote Organic Products

Untouched by the Green Revolution, many parts of the northeastern region remain pure organic, where a very little amount of fertilizers and pesticides are used in agriculture.

Woman Entrepreneur Promotes Dragon Fruit Cultivation in Nagaland

The state of Nagaland is not only known for its rich heritage culture and festivals but is also famous for horticultural and botanical diversity.

Will not Surrender to Delhi Leadership, Says Telangana CM

Asserting the need for strengthening regional parties instead of being governed by parties whose top leaders sit in New Delhi, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday said that the real power lies with the people and it is they who decide who will run their government.

Man Commits Suicide After being Publicly Humiliated by a Mob

Kerala has a history of two mob lynchings this year. On February 23rd of this year, Madhu, an Adivasi man from Attappadi was lynched to death by a mob on charges of stealing food. Manik Roy, a migrant worker from Bengal was also killed in a similar fashion in Kollam district

Nine-year-old girl was found dead in a forest near Uri.

The deceased was identified as Muskan Jan, the daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganaie, of Trikanjan, was missing since August 23. The girl, according to her father, had gone to the market and never came back home.

Pune police vilifying human rights activists, by crafting a media narrative

The acts of the Pune police following the arrests in June and August show complete disregard to Bombay High Court guidelines. They have in fact gone a step ahead and spread information to the media, none of which they have submitted to the court.

In the midst of #RebuildingKerala, did Kerala Government selectively forget the KPMG Scam?

The efforts taken by Kerala government to deal with the disaster-stricken state was well appreciated. But is it that it totally forgot to check on the companies that offered help? Or is it that the state selectively forgot the KPMG Scam? Is the flood situation just another PR campaign for the MNC to regain the credibility it lost? Well, these are questions one still have to find answers for as the situation unravels.

With Love from Jakarta; The Swapna Barman Story

She is no more the 12 toed athlete but the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold medal in Asian games. In an interview given to Reuters after the feat, Swapna said "After all, nobody from India won a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games before. I hope people will now remember me more for winning the gold than for my toes. It's like a new identity for me."

Pentagon Cuts off Financial aid to Pakistan

The United States military has decided to cancel the financial aid worth 300 million USD to Pakistan due to the growing concerns regarding the latter's failure to tackle the militants, according to an exclusive report by Reuters.

Tahrir al-Sham Added to the List of Terrorist Groups

Turkey has added 'Tahrir al-Sham' to the list of the terrorist groups.

Tripura Panchayat By-elections set for September 30

Tripura State Election Commissioner G Kameswara Rao on Saturday announced that the by-elections to the 3,386 vacant seats of three-tier gram panchayats, panchayat samities and zilla parishads would be held on September 30.

Vadra Booked Under Prevention of Corruption Act in Gurugram Land Grab Case

An FIR has been registered against Robert Vadra and four others under Prevention of Corruption Act and multiple sections of Indian Penal Code, in an alleged land-grab case in Gurugram that dates back to 2008.

Delhi University AISA President Alleges Attack, ABVP Denies the Accusation

Responding to TWJ correspondent AISA All India President Sucheta De said, “This is a part of BJP’s politics. It is a part of their game plan. This is what the ABVP and BJP government have been trying to do for the longest time; to unleash terror and hooliganism against anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the ideologies of RSS.“

Fuel Prices hit Fresh Record High

Fuel prices continued to rise on Saturday, with petrol and diesel prices touching a new record high in several metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai.

Odisha IAS Officers’ Association Condemn mob Attack

Odisha IAS Officers Association on Friday condemned the mob attack on two officers in Maharashtra's Nandurbar in August. The officers also requested Maharashtra government to order an enquiry.

Drug Smugglers Arrested in Jammu, 1.8 kg Heroin Seized

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Ludhiana Zonal Unit, has busted a gang of narcotic drugs' smugglers and seized a consignment of heroin being sneaked into Kashmir.

Jain Monk Tarun Sagar Dies at 51

Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away on Saturday at Delhi's Radhapuri temple after a prolonged illness.

EU to Recommend Abolishing Daylight Saving Time

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday said that following a large-scale public survey, the European Union (EU) is planning to propose ending twice-yearly clock changes.

Jinson Johnson, Arpinder Singh Back From Asian Games With Gold

Indian athlete Jinson Johnson, who clinched a gold medal in Men's 1500m athletics event at the 18th edition of the Asian Games, arrived in India on Friday.

Palestine to Send ‘Ghost Hunting’ to Oscars

Palestine has officially chosen documentary film 'Istiyad ashbah' (Ghost Hunting) for submission at the 91st Academy Awards.

Trump Criticises Media After Off-the-record Comment Leaked

The United States president Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at media for "dishonest reporting" after off-the-record comments concerning North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were leaked.

Nadal Defeats Khachanov, Enters Round of 16 of US Open

After a four hours and 22 minutes long epic clash, World No 1 Rafael Nadal on Friday defeated 22-year-old Karen Khachanov (Russia) to qualify for the round of 16 of the US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium here.

Rainfall, Landslides Form 100 Meter Long Lake in Uttarakhand

As a consequence of the continuous rainfall and landslides in various parts of Uttarakhand, a 100 meter long and 50 meter deep lake has been formed near Tehri Garhwal-Dehradun border, forcing the people living in nearby houses to vacate the area, on the instructions of the authorities.

Hollywood Actress Vanessa Marquez Killed by Cops

Hollywood actor Vanessa Marquez was shot and killed by police in Pasadena city.

Anushka Unveils new Poster of ‘Sui Dhaaga’

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma unveiled a new poster of her upcoming film 'Sui Dhaaga'.

Balochistan’s Resources Belong to Baloch People, Says BNC

"Balochistan's resources belong to Baloch people and Pakistan and China have no right to loot, plunder and exploit the Balochistan's resources against the will and consent of Baloch people", said Dr. Wahid Baloch, the president of Balochistan National Congress (BNC), in a statement.

Indian Woman Dies in Saudi, Family Suspects Foul Play

A 41-year-old woman from Hyderabad, who was trafficked to Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, died under mysterious circumstances.

One More Aasra Shelter Home Inmate Dies in Hospital in Patna

One more girl from the Aasra Shelter Home passed away during treatment at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) on Friday.

US Decides to end Funding to UN for Palestinian Refugees

The United States (US) has decided to end all the funding for the United Nations (UN) for the Palestinian refugees and called for a reduction in the number of Palestinians considered to be refugees.

Class 6 Student Molested at Private School in Mumbai

Parents protested outside a private school in Mumbai's Charkop area after a class 6 student was allegedly molested by another student in the premises on Thursday.

Here is how Kerala Floods Broke the Religious Barriers

Amidst the devastation due to floods in Kerala, instances of unity have come forward wherein people together are giving their best to help bring life back to normal.

NIA Seizes Rs 48 Lakh in Terror Funding Case in Manipur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has seized Rs 48 lakh in cash from a woman during an investigation into the activities of proscribed terrorist organisation Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Seizes 17,084 kg Plastic

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has seized 17,084 kg plastic and collected Rs 97,75,000 as fine since the plastic ban was implemented in Maharashtra.

Antigua’s Attorney General to Discuss Choksi’s Extradition With Director of Public Prosecutions

Antigua and Barbuda's Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has said that he is planning to discuss the possible extradition of fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) accused Mehul Choksi with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong.

Abductions In South Kashmir, Chaos And Confusion Among People

all abducted persons were released on Friday after making a video of each of them, who not only warn their parents, relatives but also requested to DGP S P Vaid that do not harass the families of the militants. in the video, militants also warn that this time we are releasing you and if harassment did not stop, our approach would be different.