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Payal Tadvi Case: Bail Plea of the Accused Rejected

Maharashtra : A special court in Maharashtra, on Monday (24th June), rejected the bail plea of the accused doctors in the Payal Tadvi case. Earlier,...

Of long, lonely and difficult path, Nishrin Jafri writes to Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt

Gujarat: Nishrin Jafri, daughter of Ehsan Jafri, who was burnt alive in Ahmedabad during post-Godhra riots, wrote to Shweta Sanjiv Bhatt via Twitter. In the letter,...

Rainfall so far has been 38% below normal, says IMD

Delhi: According to the latest Indian Meteorological Department data, the rainfall so far had been 38% below normal. India had received only  70.9 mm rainfall until...

TMC MPs registers protest outside Parliament on EVM issue

Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP's staged a protest in front of the parliament on Monday against the alleged misuse of Electronic Voting Machines. They demanded that...

BSP will fight Elections alone, says Mayawati

Uttar Pradesh:Mayawati on Monday (24th June) formally called off the alliance with Samajwadi Party and informed that the party would now be seen contesting...

Dr. Biju’s ‘Veyil Marangal’ wins Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at Shanghai Film Festival

Shanghai:Filmmaker Dr.Biju's movie 'Veyil marangal' (Trees under the sun) won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. The news...

Have never been comfortable with undue attention, says Anurag Kashyap

Delhi:Anurag Kashyap says that he gets a lot of unwarranted attention for backing a film simply because he likes it. He said if he...

Encephalitis: Supreme Court issues notice to Bihar Govt

Delhi:After hearing a plea filed on the recent encephalitis deaths at Bihar, the Supreme Court issued a notice to both the Centre and the...

Happy to be part of wave of change: Ali Fazal

Mumbai: Known for his performance in the web series, "Mirzapur" Actor Ali Fazal says content on digital platforms is taking showbiz by storm."Digital platforms, needless...

Failed collectively as a team, says Hafeez

London:Mohammed Hafeez, the veteran Pakistan batsman, said that the inability of the Pakistan cricket team to come out with a collective performance is the...

Donald Trump approves military strikes on Iran, abruptly calls them off

Newyork:US President Donald Trump approved military action against Iran, however, abruptly called it off. Iran had shot down an American spy drone.A senior administration...

‘Need decisive monetary policy action,’ says RBI governor

Delhi:RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday said that there is clear evidence that the economic activity is "losing traction" and hence there is a...

“Vindictive persecution,” says Shweta Bhatt on Sanjiv Bhatt’s life imprisonment

Delhi:Shweta Bhatt, wife of ex-IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who was given life imprisonment on Thursday called the judgement a "blatant example of vindictive punishment."...

‘We need every drop of water,’ Palaniswami thanks Kerala CM

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami thanked Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan for offering 20 lakh litres of drinking water to the drought-hit state. Earlier,...

R.S Prasad introduces bill on triple talaq in parliament

Delhi: Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Friday, introduced the parliament a fresh bill on Triple Talaq. The new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on...

Google Doodle celebrates Summer Solstice with an adorable Earth Doodle

California: Google doodle, today celebrated the summer solstice with an adorable Earth doodle. Solstice which marks on June 21, the longest day of the year...

‘I Won’t Decide Next Congress President’: Rahul Gandhi

Delhi:Rahul Gandhi who had not shifted from his decision to step down as party chief on Thursday said, he won't be involved in the...

Stop transferring public property to your relatives, Mamata Banerjee to councillors

West Bengal:Addressing 3000 councillors of various government bodies, Mamta Banerjee asked them to stop converting the ic property to private ones.“There is a tendency...

Rapper Hard Kaur charged with sedition for her posts on Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh:Rapper Tarann Kaur Dhillon, also called Hard Kaur was charged a sedition case and defamation case for her social media posts on Uttar Pradesh...

Sacked IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced to Life in 30-year-old Custodial Death Case

Ahmedabad:Former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has been sentenced to life imprisonment in a 30-year-old custodial death case. The case was heard by a Jamnagar court on...

Distress calls from Kerala’s celebrated ‘marine army’: Story of Chellanam, TWJ investigates

Chellanam:Roseline 42, and her 86-year old mother were alone in her house the day sea turned rough. She realised that sea water was entering...

“How Many Wickets Down?”, Bihar Minister At Meeting On Child Deaths

Bihar:Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't hold the urge to ask for the updates of India- Pakistan cricket match, during a meeting held to...

India’s population will surpass China’s by 2027 says United Nations report

United Nations: The population of India will surpass that of China by 2027, says a United Nations report. India is expected to add nearly 273 million...

Doctors in West Bengal call off strike

West Bengal: Junior doctors of NRS Medical College in Kolkata called off their week-long strike after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mamta had assured the...

Bihar encephalitis outbreak: Toll rises to 83, CM announces Rs 4 lakh ex gratia

Muzaffarpur: The death toll of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak in Muzaffarpur rose to 83, according to a recently published medical bulletin.As per reports,  a total...

Reused syringes, infects 595 children with AIDS in Pakistan

Pakistan:The Pakistan government has sought international help after more than 700 people, most of them children, tested positive for HIV in the southern town...

26 child labourers rescued from Parle-G plant in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh: The District Task Force (DTF) on Saturday rescued Twenty-six child labourers from a biscuit, manufacturing plant of popular Parle-G. Officials had received a tip-off...

Porinju Mariyam Jose: Makers releases new motion poster

Trivandrum:Makers of one of the most talked about upcoming movies, Porinju Mariyam Jose released a new motion poster, which has received the applause of...

Malegaon Blasts Case: Pragya Thakur gets exemption from appearance

Bombay: Malegaon 2008 blast case accused Pragya Thakur gets an exemption from the court to not appear for the hearing this week. She had stated...

Illegal pills given to women workers at factories in Tamil Nadu, Reuters Expose

Chennai: A Thomson Reuters expose, reveals that women workers in Tamil Nadu were given illegal pills by factories to make them work during menstrual pain. Reuters...

KSRTC bus collides with concrete mixing unit, catches fire in Kottarakkara

Kottarakara:In a major accident, a KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) bus, collided with a concrete mixing unit and caught fire in Kottarakkara in...

Woman Constable killed after traffic policeman sets her on fire in Kerala

Alappuzha: A lady constable was killed after she was set on fire today afternoon allegedly by a traffic police personnel who poured petrol on her....

Manipur: BJP in crisis, MLA’s urge reshuffle

Manipur:BJP in Manipur is witnessing a major power crisis as several ministers, MP's and MLA's have rushed to New Delhi demanding a leadership change...

Former Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri Takes Year Off from Football

Milan:Former Juventus coach  Massimiliano Allegri will take a year off from football to prioritise personal life, reports Reuters. He took charge as the coach of...

Palestine urges Jordan, Egypt, to boycott Bahrain meet

Palestine: Palestine officials urged Jordan and Egypt to reconsider their decision to attend a U.S led conference, which is scheduled to be held on June 25-26...

India stops Sikh pilgrims from visiting Pakistan at the eleventh hour

Lahore: Pakistan on Friday alleged that India did not let its train cross the border and barred over 200 Sikh pilgrims from entering Lahore for...

2 Militants Killed In Encounter In Jammu And Kashmir’s Pulwama

Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Awantipora tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police...

Earliest evidence for ritualised cannabis smoking unearthed in ancient tombs

China:The earliest evidence of cannabis smoking was unearthed in a burial site in China by a group of Archeologist. As per the new evidence,...

Sachin Tendulkar files case against Australian company for non-payment

Sachin had cancelled the agreement and asked the company to stop using his name for promotion and selling of their product, but they continued to do so.

Anti-malaria drug may mitigate hereditary hearing loss says study

Washington:The anti-malarial drug artemisinin can help in mitigating hearing loss, caused by heredity and genetic disorders, a study has found. The study was conducted by researchers...

Socceroos invited to play in 2020 Copa America

Sao Paulo:The Australian National Football team, nicknamed Socceroos have been invited to be a part of the 2020 edition of South America's continental football...

Adani gets approval for Australian coal mine

Melbourne:Business tycoon Gautam Adani got the last two environmental clearances on the  ?10,000 crore Carmichael coal mine project in Australia, putting an end to the...

Installation of Geobags continues at Chellanam, residents unhappy

Chellanam:Chellanam, a coastal village in the outskirts of Kochi which is facing one of the worst brunts of sea erosion, gets temporary relief as...

Bombay High Court Grants Bail to Malegaon Blast Accused

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, on Friday, granted bail to four accused in 2006 Malegaon blast case. They were arrested seven years ago, on December...

‘New company, new film, new beginnings’ for Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai:"New company, new film, new beginnings," tweeted Anurag Kashyap on Thursday, with no further elaboration. There are no details available of the yet-to-be-titled film....

Gujarat High Court Asks state government to submit enquiry report on Surat fire

Surat: The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to submit a detailed report on the investigation into the Surat fire tragedy that claimed...

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Resigns

Washington: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday. Sanders worked as deputy press secretary since Donald...

India votes in favour of Israel against Palestinian NGO in United Nations

United Nations:In the recently concluded UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting, India took a step back from its position on the Israeli-Palestine issue, by...

Is ‘Jain (Deemed-to-be-University)’ following UGC Guidelines in Kerala? TWJ Investigates

Kochi: For the past few weeks, the Kochi edition of major newspapers carried full-page advertisement of Jain (Deemed to be University), Kochi. The hoardings at...

Netflix’s Black Mirror: Less Dark and Dystopian with Hope

Black Mirror the British science fiction anthology series produced by Netflix is known for its dark thematic, and for exploring the consequences of technology...

4 Kerala Express Passengers die due to extreme heat in Jhansi

Jhansi: Four passengers of Kerala express died in extreme heat at Jhansi on Tuesday. The passengers were heading towards Coimbatore, their hometown, in a non-AC...

In conversation with Appupen

Appupen, the comic artist and the man behind Moonward, Brainded India, The legends of Halahala, and Aspyrus, lives a dual life. His alternate world...

“Why Can’t We If BJP Can Introduce Unconstitutional Bill”, Asks PRISM After EC Notice

New Delhi: The People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) challenged the saffron party's promise to re-introduce the Citizenship Bill in parliament...

Jupiter to be at its biggest and brightest this week; will be visible to...

Washington: During this month of June, Jupiter will be appearing its biggest and brightest in the sky, offering everyone the opportunity to get a...

Patanjali Acquires Forested Common Lands in Aravalli Hills in Haryana

Chandigarh: The Patanjali group of Baba Ramdev and some other land dealers have allegedly acquired more than 400 acres of forested common lands in...

Kerala CM Assures Probe Into Nipah’s Second Outbreak

Cochin: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan said on Thursday, a detailed study is needed to find the reason behind the second outbreak of Nipah...

ICC World Cup 2019; Australia Beat West Indies by 15 Runs

Nottingham: Australia extended their 100 percent start to their World Cup title defence with a 15-run win against the West Indies at Trent Bridge...

PM Modi Reconstitutes Niti Aayog; Amit Shah and 3 Other Ministers Appointed Ex-Officio Members

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, has approved the reconstitution of the policy think tank of the government, NITI Aayog, ahead of...

US Imposes New Travel Restrictions to Cuba

Washington: The US has announced major new travel restriction on its citizens travelling to Cuba,  including a ban on cruises, in a bid to...

Rahul Gandhi’s three day visit to Kerala begins today

Wayanad: Congress president Rahul Gandhi visits Kerala’s Wayanad today, on a three-day trip, to thank his constituency Wayanad for electing him to the Parliament....

World Cup 2019; India Beat South Africa by Six Wickets

Southampton: India won its first match in the world cup season against South Africa on Wednesday. An unbeaten century by Rohit Sharma was the highlight...

Pak Military to voluntarily cut defence budget

Islamabad: Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan initiates an unprecedented voluntary move in its defence department. Pakistan’s military has decided to cut the defence budget for...

Monsoon in Kerala likely to be delayed by a Week

New Delhi: It seems like Kerala has to wait a week further to see the rain hit the ground. The Meteorological Department of India on...

Critically Ill Patient Denied Treatment, Died in Kerala

Trivandrum:Kerala witnesses a tragic death of an old man, caused by the inactive treatment of hospitals. A critically ill patient, on Wednesday, died after...

Sunil Gavaskar Questions BCCI Over India’s World Cup Schedule

New Delhi: Legendary Indian batsman, Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the decision made by the BCCI to delay India’s opening match of the World Cup. He...

Janardhan Reddy seeks permission from Supreme Court to visit Bellari

Delhi: Mining baron and former minister Janardhan Reddy, approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to visit Bellari to visit his ailing father-in-law. The Supreme Court...

Payal Tadvi case: Crime Branch gets partial custody of 3 doctors

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday denied the Mumbai police Crime Branch full custody of three doctors accused of abetting fellow professional Payal Tadvi’s...

GAIL Hits 3 Months Low; Stock Slips 10% on Heavy Volumes

Mumbai: Shares of GAIL (India) hit an over three-month low of Rs 323, down 10 per cent, in intra-day trade on the BSE on the...

Viswanathan Anand Loses to Magnus Carlsen in Armageddon

Stavanger: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand put up a good show in the Classical game last day. But, he couldn't defeat world champion Magnus Carlsen...

Mayawati expresses concern over high unemployment rate in the country

Lucknow:Bahujan Samajwadi Party supremo Mayawati expresses concern over the growing rate of unemployment in the country. The unemployment rate had grown to 6.1%, the...

Sleep determines one’s personality claims new study

London:A recent study published in the European Journal of Personality suggests that sleep determines one's personality. The study suggests that the quality of sleep...

It’s a wrap for Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak

Mumbai:One of the most awaited Bollywood movies of the year, "Chhapaak" based on the story of real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, wraps its shoot...

Are Barack Obama, Steven Spielberg collaborating?

United States:Former United States President Barack Obama's meeting with Steven Spielberg has given way to new speculations, that they might be collaborating for a...

Nipah Case; Condition of The Patient Improves, Six Await test result

Cochin: The Condition of the college student being treated for the Nipah Virus is stable, while six others have been kept under watch at the...

Climate change affecting global food production, says study

London:Climate change is having a negative impact on global food production, specifically affecting the production of key crops, says a recent study. The world's...

Heights of Trump arrogance, insults London Mayor Sadiq Khan

London:U.S President Donald Trump insults London mayor Sadiq Khan. Referring to Sadiq Khan as "nasty", Donald Trump said that the London Mayor is a "stone-cold...

Waiting for India’s decision to lift airspace ban says Pakistan

Lahore:Pakistan on Sunday made it clear that it was waiting for India's decision to lift the airspace ban. They also reiterated that there is...

Choor choor ho jayega, Mamata Banerjee warns BJP

Kolkata:West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee continues her attack on BJP, by stating anyone who clashes with the Trinamool Congress, will be completely demolished. She was...

Trudeau pledges more funding for reproductive health services worldwide

Vancouver:Canadian president Justin Trudeau pledged more funding for reproductive health services worldwide while opening "Women Deliver,"  the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health,...

Mumbai T20, player claims he was asked to under perform

Mumbai:A Mumbai Ranji trophy player who participated in this year's T20 Mumbai League has alleged that he was approached by rival team's owner to...