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NIA Amendment Bill: What is the ruckus all about?

Delhi: G Kishan Reddy, minister of state for Home Ministry on Monday tabled the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha. Reddy also...

InjusTISS: The story of how a social science institute is strangling dissent

Hyderabad: The strike of TISS-Hyderabad students entered a seventh day, as the administration failed to accept the charter of demands. Intensifying the stir, the students...

Political Crisis in Karnataka, Everything you Need to Know

Karnataka: Karnataka is witnessing one of the most crucial political crisis ever. The current Congress-JD(S) government led by H.D Kumaraswamy was threatened by 16 MLA's...

Building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: A  four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district and  seven people, including six Army personnel, were killed and 28 injured after, the police...

Twitter Anniversary!

Twttr, a small service which is a "group send" SMS application was launched for public use on July 15, 2006,July 15, is one of the...

Manushi Chillar promotes Srilankan Tourism

After the Colombo serial bomb blasts, that targeted churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, Manushi Chillar, Former Miss World posted about her new...

Heavy Rain; Nepal flooded

Kathmandu: Heavy rain and flood continuing in Nepal. The number of people died from flooding and other rain-triggered incidents in Nepal climbed to 34 on...

“No quotas on imported uranium,” said Trump

Despite the findings report of the Department of Commerce, Trump would not impose quotas on uranium imports"At this time, I do not concur with...

“Will ensure that the JNU remains in the “national mainstream,” says HRD minister

"The government will not allow anyone to defame the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and also ensure that the prestigious university remains in the "national...

World’s largest diamond mine to be closed soon

The world's largest diamond mine is going to be closed soon. This diamond mine is famed more for the fistful of coveted pink and...

Jharkhand Lynching: Negligence by the police and the laps by doctors cause the death...

A three-member investigating team found that police negligence and laps on the part of doctors are the primary cause of death of 24-year-old Tabrez...

Here is how fishes change gender, scientists break the mystery

Melbourne: Scientists have, for the first time, unlocked the mystery of how 500 species of fish -- including the famous clownfish -- change their gender...

“My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too,” says Rohit Sharma

London: After the semi-finals, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma responded to the public through Twitter. He feels that the team could not deliver as a unit...

Here are some remedies for back pain

Lower back pain can be one of the most physically disturbing things that can affect anybody and limit mobility and activity. Even if the...

Twitter will come up with advanced features

San Francisco: Most popular social media platform Twitter is going to change its outlook. Twitter is a Micro-blogging site teasing its 321 million global users...

Wimbledon Finals; Federer and Djokovic got a selection pass

London: The 20-time Grand Slam men's singles champion, Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday.Roger Federer will play for a record-extending...

Assam NRC: Read the poem that was filed with an FIR by Assamese Police

Following is one of the poems, for which an FIR has been registered against 10 people, mostly Bengal-origin Muslim Assamese poets and activists who...

FIR filed against 10 people for poem criticising NRC

Assam: Assam police filed an FIR against 10 people, for writing poetry on the issues of citizenship in the state. The complaint mentions a poem...

“Not here to sit in power, want to move a trust motion,” says H...

Karnataka: Karnataka CM, H.D Kumaraswamy said that he is ready to go for a trust vote to prove his majority in the legislative assembly and...

Want airspace to be opened? Withdraw fighter jets, says Pakistan to India

Pakistan: Pakistan reiterated that it won't open the airspace for commercial flights from India, till  New Delhi removes fighter planes from the forward bases, Dawn reported...

‘No question’ of privatising Railways, says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Union Railway minister, Piyush Goyal on Friday said that there was  “no question” regarding the privatisation of India Railways. However, he said that the...

Student stabbed in clash at T’puram University College, SFI unit to be dismissed

Trivandrum: Akhil Chandran, a third-year undergraduate student was stabbed in a clash at University College, Trivandrum on Friday. He has been admitted to Medical college...

‘Q-Loid’, state’s first queer film festival on Saturday

Kochi: Kochi is all set to host state's first-ever queer film festival on Saturday. The festival titled "Q-loid" is organised by Queerala, in association with...

Intense turbulence hit flight; 37 injured

Hawaii: At least 37 passengers and flight crew members were injured, in intense turbulence that struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and...

Google to introduce “Shoelace”, a new social media platform

New York: After the failure of Orkut and Google Plus, technological giant Google is going to introduce Shoelace, a new social media platform. It is...

Friday Releases: Samvritha Sunil’s come back in Sathyam Paranja Vishwasikuvo

Movies going to be released tomorrowMalayalamMarconi MathayiMarconi Mathayi is an upcoming Malayalam film directed by Sanil Kalathil. Vijay Sethupathi. The movie is...

Water in 1,186 blocks ‘over-exploited’, Centre tells LS

New Delhi: Groundwater levels in various parts of the country are reducing because of continuous withdrawal and 1,186 blocks have been categorised as 'over- exploited',...

Foreign Funding Case: CBI raids houses of Indira Jaising, Anand Grover

New Delhi: CBI is raiding the houses of senior lawyers Indira Jaisingh and her husband Anand Grover.  The CBI had accused both of them of...

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...

Stop Bulldozing State Governments, Opposition protests at Parliament

Delhi: Condemning the involvement of BJP in the recent crisis in Goa and Karnataka legislative assemblies, Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand...

‘Why is BJP in a hurry to capture all states?’ asks Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress lawmakers of the...

Helmet made compulsory for back seat passengers, Kochi responds

Kochi: As per the direction of the Road Safety Committee, appointed by Supreme Court, pillion rider now has to wear a helmet while travelling. Seat...

UP Mining Scam: Ex-SP minister Prajapati, 4 IAS officers booked by CBI

Uttar Pradesh: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked two more fresh cases against  Ex-SP minister Prajapati and 4 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers...

Congress faces major set back in Goa, 10 out of 15 MLA’s join BJP

Goa: After a major political crisis in Karnataka in the Congress-JDS government, Congress faces a setback in Goa, as 10 of its 15 MLA's approached...

India out of Cricket World Cup, New Zealand enters finals

Manchester: The much celebrated Indian top-order failed to make a mark on a day it mattered the most. The Indian team lost to New Zeland...

Footpath becomes Parking Space near District Hospital Ernakulam

Kochi: Illegal parking has been reported in front of the causality of District Hospital, Ernakulam. People are parking their vehicles under the "NO PARKING" board...

Body of the drowned fisherman found near Njarakkal

Vypeen: The search for the fisherman who went missing near GoShree bridge on Monday evening concluded on the third day as the body was found...

Dengue Under control in Kochi, says officials

Kochi: Dengue fever which was being reported in Ernakulam for past one month, is now under control, informed the officials. It was reported that around 34...

Order to connect students’ social media accounts with colleges not compulsory, says Centre

Delhi:Denying the allegation that MHRD wants to monitor college students’ social media accounts, secretary R Subrahmanyam informed that the said order is not compulsory. Earlier,...

‘List steps taken to control honor killing,’ Madras High Court to Tamil Nadu Govt.

Chennai: The Madras High Court, on Tuesday, directed the Tamil Nadu government to give an explanation within 10 days, regarding the steps taken to curb...

Ticket to fly abroad costs Rs.18,000 crores for Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyal

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to permit Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal to leave India and asked the response of the Centre on...

Dalit man killed by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A Dalit man was allegedly hacked to death by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district on Monday night, PTI reported. Eight men,...

I will not bear this at any cost, I will get Sanjiv back, says...

Mumbai: Shweta Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt said he was being targeted for speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was addressing media and...

SpiceJet technician died in accident in airport

Kolkata: A SpiceJet technician died today in a freak accident while carrying out regular maintenance work on an aircraft at Kolkata airport, officials said. The...

US court sentenced a man who said he wanted to “kill all of the Jews”

Washington: A US court had sentenced a man for 30 months in prison under a law intended to prevent hate crimes, said the Department of Justice...

Pak anchor shot dead outside Karachi cafe

Karachi: A Pakistani news anchor was shot dead on Tuesday here, police said.Mureed Abbas, who worked for Bol News channel, was gunned down during a...

Police should interfere in the parking of containers in Container road Kochi

Kochi: Police should interfere to stop the illegal parking of lorries in the container road, demands the residents in Kochi. The accidents taking place here...

“Tariffs on American products no longer acceptable,” Trump to India

Washington: United States president Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the imposition of tariffs on American products by India is no longer acceptable. "India has long...

Flood situation grave in Assam. 62,000 in 8 districts affected

Assam: The flood situation in Assam turned grave on Tuesday. As per reports, more than 62,000 people in 8 districts are affected. The situation might...

Managing waste becoming a headache in Kochi

Kochi: Waste management in Kochi is in trouble again. Waste which is dumped in the roadside is creating nuisance for the people in Kochi. The...

Petrol price hike affect the life of common man

Kochi:The petrol price hike has severely affected the lives of common people. Yesterday central govt. had again increased the price of petrol by rupees...

We survived floods, will survive this as well, says the owner of Marson footwears

Thoppumpady:A two-storeyed shoe shop, located at Thoppumpady junction, was burnt down in a fire that broke out here on Monday. The shop- "Marson footwears"-...

“So Positive”- initiative by Ananya Pande becomes an Anti-bullying feature in Instagram

Mumbai: On Social Media Day when Ananya Panday took up a cause to fight against social media bullying, little did we know that the biggest...

China asked US to withdraw arm sales to Taiwan

United States:China's foreign ministry called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw a potential $2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly...

For damaging Wimbledon court Serena Williams fined $10,000

 Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during the ongoing Wimbledon. The incident occurred during a...

No more smoking scenes on Netflix series

Netflix has vowed to curtail smoking scenes in its original content after a study highlighted the rising number of instances of actors puffing cigarettes...

Taliban signed to reduce attacks

Doha: The Taliban has agreed to reduce violence by stopping attacks on "religious centres, schools, hospitals, educational centres, bazaars, water dams and workplaces" in Afghanistan,...

Second public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS released by Apple

Today, Apple released the second public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS for participants in its public beta program. If you have already...

Chandrayaan 2 ready to launch on July 15

Sriharikota: ISRO is set to launch its second moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, next week, on 15 July.A 2:51 am time slot has been set for...

53 Percent Of Smokers Belongs to 20-30 Years of Age says Survey

A whopping 53 per cent of smokers belong to the age group of 20 to 30 years, a survey has revealed, adding most of...

Historical Indian objects up for London auction

Historical Indian objects including two intact Mughal 'jamas', a pair of gem-set bracelets and a full 'thewa' jewellery set will be auctioned by Sotheby's...

Air India allows Haj Pilgrims to carry Zam Zam Water

New Delhi: Air India on Tuesday said that pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia after Haj will be allowed to carry holy water from the Zamzam...

Chennai, Ahmedabad Airports Fail in DGCA Safety Inspection; Show Cause Notices Issued

Chennai/Ahmedabad:Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the directors of the Chennai and Ahmedabad airports, after it found that some critical...

Six years after The Lunchbox, Irfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui to star in a film...

Mumbai: Cinephiles have a reason to cheer — if director Honey Trehan has his way, actors Irrfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui may be seen sharing screen...

Budget: “Nondescript, uninspiring and directionless”, says Congress

New Delhi: The first budget of Modi cabinet was “utterly lacklustre, nondescript, uninspiring and directionless,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday.He also said...

Budget ‘will boost India’s development in 21st century’, says Narendra Modi

New Delhi:PM Narendra Modi appreciated the budget presented by Nirmala Sitharaman and called it “citizen friendly, development friendly, and future oriented”. He said that...

Indian media baron Vineeth Jain , faces shareholder backlash

A group of minority shareholders in India's Bharat Nidhi (BNL), a company owned by Indian media baron Vineet Jain, have sent multiple complaints to...

Public private partnership to develop rail infrastructure says Finance Minister

New Delhi:Presenting her first budget as Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said corporate India is both a job creator and wealth creator. She also called...

Bahi Khata, Not Briefcase, the many ways of reclaiming Indian Tradition

New Delhi:In an attempt to move away from the British-era tradition of keeping the budget report in a briefcase, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman...

Nirmala Sitharaman tables budget, India to become $3 trillion economy

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first budget at the parliament today. She said that India will become a $3 trillion economy within...

Sensex crossess 40,000 mark ahead of budget

Mumbai:BSE Sensex soars close to a 40,000 mark and the NSE Nifty inched closer to 12,000 level ahead of the Union Budget presentation. Nirmala...

Will fight BJP, RSS with ‘10 times more vigour’, says Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that he is in an ideological battle with the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS and will...

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra submits breach of privilege motion against Zee TV

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP, who was celebrated for her notable debut speech in parliament,  on Thursday submitted a breach of privilege motion in the Lok...

When a caste conscious Dalit slaps a caste conscious ‘Kshatriya’: Article 15

The movie Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Syanai Gupta among others and directed by Anubhav Sinha...

Nirmala Sitharaman Tables Economic Survey, All You Need To Know

Delhi: A day before the Budget day financial minister Nirmala Sitharaman, tabled the economic survey report of the financial year 2018-19, today in the Rajya...

32,000 animals killed on railway tracks in 2016-18

New Delhi: More than 32,000 animals, including cattle, lions and leopards, have been killed on railway tracks in the past three years, according to data...

‘Few have the courage that you do,’ Priyanka backs Rahul’s decision to resign

Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi , Congress General Secretary said on Thursday that she had the  “deepest respect” for her brother Rahul Gandhi’s decision.Rahul had submitted his...

IIT Hyderabad student commits suicide, writes there is no future for “failures in the...

Sangareddy (Telangana): A masters student who was pursuing designing from IIT Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel...

My fight has never been a simple battle for political power, full text of...

 Delhi:Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday, made public his decision to resign with a letter he posted on his official Twitter handle.He said there is a...

Water crisis: ‘rain effect’ shots avoided in Kollywood

Chennai:Kollywood films have decided to avoid 'rain effect' shots owing to the severe water crisis in the state. Producers have decided to either avoid such...