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Congress announces 5 more candidates for UP bypolls

The Congress has now announced the names of 10 candidates for the by-polls in the state. On September 3, Gandhi has approved the names of five candidates for the by-polls necessitated after the sitting BJP MLAs won in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

Arunachal government terminates 22 power projects says CM

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein said: "Arunachal Pradesh has its own stride of development in the power sector and its contribution to the regional benefits in its own way and pace."

Chinmayanand case: Victim was to be eliminated by plotters?

A senior UP police officer, requesting anonymity, said, "It's possible that at some point both parties might be exposed as the victim and accused. In that situation, the biggest problem will be for the SIT, which could be helped by the Allahabad High Court's Division Bench."

The subtle art of credit price discovery

Credit markets, like all businesses, will move in cycles. Indian policymakers must aim to start building on the blocks that will allow credit downturns to be less severe and shorter. The ability to provide the market access to better information and investment structures will go a long way in improving credit pricing, and thereby credit access.

Is liberal democracy under threat?

The faith with liberalism also cannot be said to be fully lost. The world sees bursts of support for the liberal view through movements like #MeToo and the student rallies against climate change. A radical transformation in the way society functions is, thus, probably not anywhere near the horizon as many would like to predict.

Iraq rejects Netanyahu’s pledge to annex West Bank parts

On Tuesday, Netanyahu pledged to annex a key part of the occupied West Bank if re-elected in next week's election. Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 war and also seized part of the Golan Heights from Syria.

Will ‘Jhumka’ reunite 2 friends who separated during partition?

Malhotra further tweeted: "Kiran, with wet eyes, said that she named her granddaughter Nupur after decades back separated friend. Nupur said, after this, she realised that why many times her grandmother used to call her 'Noori'".

Houses of worship must be safe havens, not sites of bloodshed, UN on Kashmir

Guterres said: "When people are attacked because of their religion or beliefs, all of society is diminished. Houses of worship around the world must be safe havens for reflection and peace, not sites of bloodshed and terror."

Qatar gives $2.9 mn to feed needy Yemenis

The country's economic collapse and outbreaks of disease have exacerbated the food crisis in Yemen, WFP warned. Besides food assistance, investment in restoring livelihoods and rebuilding infrastructure is also needed to rebuild the country, WFP said.

Medicines provided to Libya with Italian support informs WHO

Due to years of armed conflicts and economic instability, Libyan authorities have been struggling to provide proper healthcare and education and other basic services for the people.

Finland denies military cooperation agreement with Ukraine

Discussing the Minsk agreements, Niinisto said they are tools and include everything required to end the conflict.

Brexit referendum leaves Cameron depressed

The interview came ahead of the upcoming publication of his memoir "For The Record", which details the Brexit debate before, during and after the referendum.

Just never give up, Greta Thunberg addresses gathering outside White House

The carbon-free vessel, which relies on solar panels and hydro-turbines for auxiliary power and is equipped with sensors that collect data on ocean acidity, sailed from Plymouth, in southern England, on Aug. 14, and reached New York two weeks later.

Adani seeks help from Kerala govt on Vizhinjam Port

According to the agreement, Adani will operate the port for 40 years, extendable by 20 more years, while the state government will get a portion of the revenue from the port after 15 years.

‘Disciplinary action’ against IAS officer Kannan before he quit

Gopinathan resigned on August 21, claiming that he was "disturbed" over the curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 after the state's special status was ended.

Chandy urges PM for release of Kerala priest in Jharkhand

According to the church, on September 6 the Deoghar district police took into custody two priests -- Arun Vincent and John -- and Munna Hansda. While Vincent was let off, John and Hansda have been remanded.

Online smartphone sales in India grow 26% in Q2 of 2019

Realme, Asus, Vivo, and OPPO were the fastest growing brands in the online segment, according to the report.

ISRO to simulate varied scenarios to find why Vikram failed

After five earth-bound orbit raising activities, Chandrayaan-2 was inserted into the lunar orbit. On September 2, Vikram separated from the orbiter.

CFOs feel US trade policy negative for businesses

Brian Higginbotham, the senior economist at the US Chamber of Commerce, wrote in an article Thursday that in recent months both business and consumer confidence have "faltered," citing tariffs on China as one of the factors. "There is a clear consensus that the recent tariff actions against China are particularly worrisome," he said.

Why nobody wants to run Gurugram Rapid Metro?

Incidentally, all these features are necessary and are recognised by the Metro policy announced by the government of India in August 2017.

Srikanth pulls out of China, Korea Open with knee injury

"I want to go back and train for a longer period, and I think if I can do that for the next 12 months, I will be in good shape for the Olympics," Srikkanth said.

Most consecutive 50+ scores, Smith quashes Inzamam’s record

Fourth in the list is former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis (eight consecutive 50+ scores against Pakistan), followed by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, who also had eight 50+ scores in a row against Bangladesh.

Shaun Livingston announces retirement from NBA

It took Livingston nearly two years to return to an NBA court, but since then, he became a valuable backup guard, spending time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers before signing with Golden State in the summer of 2014.

US Open champion Andresscu receives customised WWE belt

After Andresscu's win, Triple H had congratulated her and tweeted: "Her first appearance in the US Open. Her first grand slam title. The first Canadian to win the US Open. And now her first WWE Raw Women's Championship to celebrate! Congrats Bianca Andresscu (sic)."

Now, AI can detect heart failure with 100% accuracy

"With approximately 26 million people worldwide affected by a form of heart failure, our research presents a major advancement on the current methodology," said study researcher Leandro Pecchia from the University of Warwick.

Tiger Shroff roped in as ASICS India brand ambassador

"We aim to reach out and connect with a larger audience by putting forth our consumers a distinct mix of lifestyle and sports offerings and widen the product portfolio. This association is an extension of the brand's ‘I Move Me' campaign and we are confident that it will reinforce our brand ideology and leadership in the market."

Arts, Photography and Theater: Serendipity is back!

Over 90 projects will be presented at Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, to be held in Panaji from December 15-22.

A part of progressive cinema, will never do something regressive : Ayushmann Khurrana

Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, "Dream Girl", a romantic comedy, also features Nushrat Bharucha, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Bisht and Manjot Singh.

India Film Project: ‘Raazi’ writer, ‘Parineeta’ maker among jury

Asrani, known for editing critically acclaimed films as "Shahid", "Children Of War", "CityLights" and "Aligarh", said: "The short film is a space of utmost imagination and, being a film editor and screenwriter, I am looking forward to seeing how participants deal with the critical way of communicating an idea in fewer words, shots or scenes."

Funny memes, jokes on #oddeven scheme flood Twitter

Kejriwal said the Odd-Even scheme was aimed at combating high-levels of air pollution in winters due to crop burning in neighbouring states.

Stop this Indian Hitler says Imran Khan: Read the Full Speech

I want to tell India that, by detaining thousands of people, you are pushing people into extremism. If you lock me, mistreat me, the women and kids of my family, I would respond against the unjust oppression. When atrocities get to their peak, people would prefer that death is better than this insulting life.

Ola will expand it’s bike service to 150 cities within an year

New Delhi: Ride-hailing giant Ola on Thursday announced the expansion of its Ola Bike service to 150 cities across the country while planning to grow...

Legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away

Agartala: Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105."Kamalprabha Devi had been...

England Football team will prepare a plan of action to respond to racist behaviour...

  London: The England football team will meet to "prepare" a plan of action on how to respond to racist behaviour of fans before their Euro...

“It’s an honour to represent the country, donning the blue or white” : Shubman...

New Delhi: Soon after getting his maiden call-up for the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa starting October 2, Shubman Gill said it's an honour...

Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected; research...

  Bengaluru: Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as...

Usha Khanna receives Latha Mangeshkar Award for 2019-2020

Mumbai: Veteran music director Usha Khanna has been conferred the Maharashtra government's "Lata Mangeshkar Award" for 2019-2020, Culture Minister Vinod Tawde said here on Wednesday.The...

Nobel Series’ exhibition begins

  Mohali: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition...

The Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has included 10 boxers in...

New Delhi:The Sports Authority of Indias (SAI) Mission Olympic Cell has included 10 boxers in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) for the 2020...

AAI constitution can be amended only by newly elected body

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that any amendment to the constitution of Archery Association of India (AAI) can only be...

DRDA handover “Netra” to Indian Air Force

  New Delhi: The Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) handed over the second airborne warning plane, Netra, to the Indian Air Force on Wednesday.The indigenously-built aircraft...

Continuous use of antibiotics can can cause cancer; research says

  Toronto: Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics.In a study published...

PM Modi asks everyone to throw out single-use plastics before Oct 2

Mathura: Soon after launching a slew of welfare schemes for farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a big push to environmental concerns in...

Pakistan leaves India behind in mobile Internet speed

Karachi: Pakistan has left India behind in terms of Internet download speed, claimed a report in the Pakistani media on Wednesday.According to 'Roznama Duniya', Internet...

despite knowing everything about Kashmir, the European Union countries are not saying even a...

Geneva: Uneasiness over non-cooperation by world leaders on the Kashmir issue could easily be traced in the statements of Pakistani leaders. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah...

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detects the salmonella bacteria in the MDH brand...

San Francisco: After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) detected the salmonella bacteria in the MDH brand 'sambar masala', the company is withdrawing at...

Vietnam has inaugurated Southeast Asia’s largest solar power farm

Hanoi: Vietnam has inaugurated Southeast Asia's largest solar power farm which has the capacity to produce 688 million kWh of electricity annually.The Dau Tieng Solar...

At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland’s Basel

Basel: Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven...

“Modi is trying to divert public attention from real issues” Asaduddin Owaisi :

  Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to divert public attention from real issues like the economic...

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is on house arrest

  Amaravati Tension gripped Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati and other parts of Guntur district on Wednesday as former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was placed under...

Oxfam Trailwalker is back with India’s biggest walkathon

Mumbai: After witnessing 1,600 people participating in ‘India's biggest walkathon last year, Oxfam Trailwalker is back again. The fundraising event, which has 100km and 50km...

Twitter has launched new emoji for the World Suicide Prevention Day

New Delhi: To raise awareness about suicide prevention in the country, Twitter India on Tuesday renewed its partnership with non-profit organisation White Swan Foundation and...

North East Festival back to Delhi with 7th edition

New Delhi: North East Festival is returning to the Capital with its 7th edition. It will be held between November 8-10 at IGNCA, Janpath, New...

Italy sends healthcare assistance for Libya

Rome: A shipment of over 10 tonnes of medicines and relief medical and hygiene supplies reached the port of Tripoli from southern Italy on Wednesday,...

Malayali Bollywood actor arrested in Mumbai

Kannur: Bollywood actor and Keralite Prashant Narayanan has been arrested and is in jail following his alleged involvement in a cheating case, said a Kerala...

China opposes German Minister’s meeting with Hong Kong protestors

  Beijing: China on Tuesday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to Germany after the latter allowed a Hong Kong "separatist" to enter the country to...

Netanyahu promised to annex part of the occupied West Bank on the border with...

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex part of the occupied West Bank on the border with Jordan if he is voted...

Ravidas temple demolition: hundreds of people starts to worship on the road

  New Delhi: Hundreds of people on Tuesday marched towards the disputed site of Ravidas temple in the Tughlakabad here and tried to offer prayers, however,...

Man gets death sentence for raping minor in Odisha

  Jagatsinghpur A POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday awarded death sentence to a person for raping and...

Goldman Sachs dismisses Ashwini Jhunjunwala after for Rs 38 crore fraud

Bengaluru: Global financial services firm Goldman Sachs sacked India vice-president Ashwini Jhunjunwala, 36, after his arrest for allegedly transferring Rs 38 crore ($5.4 million) from...

Taapsee Pannu will be featured as Amrita Pritam

Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, who recently announced her new film with "Mulk" director Anubhav Sinha, has now shared more details about her character in the...

Ronaldo Laitonjam has created a new Asian record in cycling

  New Delhi: India's Ronaldo Laitonjam created a new Asian record on Tuesday by clocking 10.065 seconds in the qualifying round of the men's junior 200m...

India hold Qatar to famous 0-0 draw in WC qualifier

  Doha: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu played the match of his life under the bar as India held Asian champions Qatar to a famous 0-0 draw to...

Tech giant Apple has launched Apple Watch Series 5

Cupertino (California): Apple on Tuesday launched Apple Watch Series 5, debuting an "Always-On Retina" display, several new health features and international emergency calling that allows...

Union Cabinet may ban e-cigarettes in India

New Delhi: Taking up a proposal from the Health Ministry, the Union cabinet may, in its meeting on Wednesday, approve an ordinance to ban manufacturing...

Micro plastics can cause serious threat to human health

London: Researchers have found plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic...

BCCI partners with AIR to provide live radio commentary

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a two-year radio rights arrangement with All India Radio (AIR) in...

India will receive the first Rafale fighter aircraft on October 8

  New Delhi: India will receive the first Rafale fighter aircraft from its French manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on October 8, defence sources said on...

Pakistan asked UN Secretary General to intervene in the Kashmir issue

  New York: Pakistan's Envoy to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that she met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and urged him to intervene in the...

Mahatma Gandhi library in Kenya will be inaugurated soon

New Delhi: India has fulfilled its promise of renovating Mahatma Gandhi library in Kenya in a record time of less than three years and it...

“EU’s new top team consisting of 13 women and 14 men” says Ursula von...

  Brussels: Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has named her choices for the EU's new top team consisting of 13 women and 14...

Pakistan; Milk is costlier than Petrol

Karachi: The price of milk has gone out of control across major cities of Pakistan on the day when Muharram is observed, according to Pakistani...

Comic-Con India will be hosting its first Ahmedabad edition in 2020

Ahmedabad: Comic-Con India, a pop culture experience, on Tuesday announced that it will be hosting its first Ahmedabad edition on February 1 and 2, 2020.The...

Fake anti-virus apps spotted in Google Play store

New Delhi: Apps with names like Virus Cleaner and Antivirus security and which appear to be genuine anti-virus (AV) or virus-removal apps have been spotted...

Historic Indo-Nepal petroleum pipeline inaugurated

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the Motihari-Amlekhganj (Nepal) petroleum pipeline through video conferencing. It is the first-ever cross border petroleum pipeline...

32 year old man disguised as 81 year old nabbed at IGI airport

New Delhi: A 32-year-old man was arrested at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here for trying to catch a flight to New York while disguised...

Three positive possibilities to look forward to: Market Watch

The week has gone by with a trading holiday on Monday in India and the US and began trading on Tuesday on an extremely...

Video of kids celebrating Afghan win goes viral

New Delhi: Afghanistan created history by beating Bangladesh in what was their first-ever away Test. Needing four wickets to win the one-off Test on the...

US stocks close mixed amid falling healthcare shares

New York: US stocks closed mixed on Monday, as the market was weighed on declining healthcare stocks, yet supported by investors' optimism about potential interest...

Period tracking apps found sharing sensitive user data with FB

San Francisco: From personal information to contraception use, period tracking apps such as MIA Fem and Maya have been found sharing sensitive data with Facebook,...