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The Congress will provide legal help to all genuine Indians who have been left...

Guwahati: The Congress on Saturday said the final National Register of Citizens published in Assam will end the suspicion that there are “tens of millions”...

NRC; websites jammed within minutes of the publication of list

Guwahati: The National Register of Citizens final list was published on the official website at 10 am on August 31. Within minutes of the publication,...

Centre is trying to drive out Bengalis from Assam in the name of the...

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress attacked the Centre on Saturday for allegedly trying to drive out Bengalis from Assam in the name of the National Register...

NRC; “Modi Govt’s ethnic cleansing of Muslims” says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at India over the National Register of Citizens exercise, claiming that the publication of the...

Several Assamese organisations expressed their disappointment with the final National Register of Citizens list

Guwahati: Several Assamese organisations and NGOs expressed their disappointment with the final National Register of Citizens list. 3.11 crore people found their names in the...

Hong Kong Police arrests pro-democracy activists

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Police have arrested pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Andy Chan on suspicion of organising “illegal protests”, Reuters reported.The...

NRC Final List: 1.9 Million Left Out

Guwahati: India has published the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), a list of bonafide citizens in the state of Assam, excluding nearly two million...

“German Forests in a critical stage” says Agricultural Minister

Berlin: "Forest fires, drought and insect infestations have left Germany’s forests in a critical state," said agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner. The forest owners in Germany...

Jack Dorsey: Twitter CEO’s account briefly hacked

California: According to the reports Twitter said on Friday that the account of chief executive Jack Dorsey had been “compromised” after a series of erratic...

Google celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam

Amritsar: Google has honoured Amrita Pritam's 100th birthday with a doodle. Considered one of history's most prominent woman Punjabi writers, Amrita Pritam was born in...

NRC: Govt will help ‘genuine’ Indians prove their citizenship, says Assam CM

Guwahati: "The state government will take all possible steps to help genuine Indians prove their citizenship," said Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Sonowal’s statement came...

Not Kidnapped Says Police, UP Woman to be Produced before SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce before it the 23-year-old law student who went missing after posting a video...

J&K Crisis: Drama Designed to Divert People’s Attention says Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi: "The government’s decision to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was a drama designed to...

Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Imtiaz Ali and Nagesh Kukunoor to helm Amritraj’s series

Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Imtiaz Ali and Nagesh Kukunoor will direct films and series for Indian-origin producer Ashok Amritraj’s new company Hyde Park Entertainment...

Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree receive GI Tag

Chennai: Two well-known products from Tamil Nadu — Dindigul lock and Kandangi saree — have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by The Geographical...

PM launches ‘Fit India Movement’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Fit India' Movement'. "The initiative is the need of the hour and will take the country towards...

New Book Traces Railway’s Journey From British Era To Bullet Train

New Delhi: A new book on the history of Indian Railways chronicles the journey of the national transporter from the 1830s to the new high-speed...

Love, Luck and Cricket , Watch ‘The Zoya Factor’ Trailer

Mumbai: What happens when Zoya Solanki meets team India? One will have to watch "The Zoya Factor" to find out.The trailer of this film starring...

BJP government serving the interests of MNCs, accuses Congress

New Delhi: The Congress criticised the Narendra Modi government for relaxing sourcing rules of local products and permitting online sale in single-brand retail.The Opposition party...

‘It’s good news’: Indrani Mukherjea on P Chidambaram’s arrest

New Delhi: Jailed INX Media co-founder Indrani Mukerjea, who turned approver in a corruption case linked to P Chidambaram, on Thursday said it was “good...

Bombay HC Row: Not Tolstoy’s classic, but Biswajit Roy’s

Mumbai: The book that was referred to by the Bombay High Court during the trial of Vernon Gonsalves on Wednesday was not War and Peace...

Vismaya wins gold with new personal best in Czech Republic

Brno: Indian sprinter VK Vismaya produced a personal best performance clocking at 52.12 seconds to clinch a gold in women's 400m run at the International...

Racism: TV anchor apologizes after comparing co-host to a gorilla

Oklahoma: A news anchor has apologised after she told her black co-anchor that a baby gorilla “kind of looked like him” while they were hosting...

Movies’ First Look: Janhvi Kapoor in Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl

Mumbai: Janhvi Kapoor will be acting in 'Gunjan Saxena' - The Kargil Girl, a film based on the real-life of India’s first Air Force woman...

Why do you have ‘War and Peace’ at home, Bombay HC judge asks Vernon...

Bombay: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked academic Vernon Gonsalves to explain why he possessed books and CD's that are anti-state. The materials that...

Jammu and Kashmir: Phone services restored in five places

Jammu: Telephone connection has been restored in five districts of Jammu after over three weeks of suspension, reported ANI. The services were resumed in Doda, Kishtwar,...

Officer who quit IAS over Kashmir restrictions asked to return to duty

Delhi: IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan who had resigned from the service owing to the restrictions imposed on Jammu and Kashmir was asked to return to...

MHRD launches ‘Shagun’; a network of 15 lakh school across India

New Delhi: Ramesh Pokhriyal, minister of Union Human Resource Development has launched a web portal 'Shagun', which links more than 15 lakh schools across the...

School students in Thiruchi to learn robotics

Thiruchi: Students of the Corporation Middle School in Palakkarai, Thiruchi will learn robotics. Tiruchi Thillainagar Lions Club and a robotics training institute in the city...

National Award-winning thriller “Andhadhun” leads the IIFA nominations

Mumbai: National Award-winning thriller "Andhadhun" is leading the nominations at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards.IIFA, 20th edition of awards is going to...

End caste based discrimination in Universities, Radhika Vemula and Abeda Tadvi approach SC

New Delhi: The mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi have moved the Supreme Court seeking to end caste discrimination in universities and other higher...

Ms Marvel, the first Muslim Superhero of Marvel Studios

New York: Marvel Studios will introduce its first Muslim superhero with Ms Marvel. She will soon be making her debut on highly anticipated streaming platform...

Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman in USA stands for Kashmir

Washington: Congresswoman in the United States of America (USA), Ilhan Abdullahi Omar has responded against the abrogation of article 370, which gave special status for...

Jhumpa Lahiri to head Princeton University’s Program in Creative Writing

New York: Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts named Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri as the new director of the University’s Program in Creative...

What is this outcry about, Shashi Tharoor responds to KPCC

Thiruvananthapuram: "I intervened more than 50 times in parliament and spoke against 17 Bills with courage and conviction. Can any of my critics from Kerala...

J&K health crisis: Doctors body condemns detention of urologist

Srinagar: An association of Indian doctors on Wednesday condemned the detention of a urologist, named Omar Salim in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar two days ago...

Will not bow down my head before the communal politics of BJP, says Mamata...

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the Centre of trying throttle her government using the "agencies" and said she will not...

Rahman, Dulquer team up for “Thaalam”

Mumbai: Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman, who associated with Bharatbala on the popular song "Vande Mataram", has launched "Thaalam" for the filmmaker. It has been...

Explained: LLM Student Missing for Four Days, Chinmayanand Not Arrested Yet

Shahjahanpur: Four days ago, a law student who had accused former BJP MP of sexual harassment went missing. She had put up a video requesting...

Shah Faesal’s arrest after LoC, shows govt has malafide intent, his lawyer tells court

Delhi: Delhi High Court sought a response from the centre on a petition filed by Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal. Faesal has been under...

SC issues notice to Centre, Constitution bench to hear petitions about Article 370

Delhi: Hearing a bunch of petitions challenging the centre's unilateral decision to abrogate article 370 and bifurcate the state, the Supreme Court referred the cases...

Sitaram Yechury can visit his ailing friend in Kashmir, SC approves

Delhi: Supreme Court granted permission to CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechhury permissions to visit his party colleague Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was detained in Jammu and...

Communication Clampdown in Kashmir, SC seeks report in 7 days

Delhi: Hearing the plea filed by Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of the regional newspaper, Kashmir Times, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to file a reply in seven...

Biggest problem of your politics is Confusion, Pak Minister to Rahul Gandhi

Delhi: Pakistan minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhary asked Rahul Gandhi to have some clarity in politics. He said that Rahul Gandhi is confused and asked him...

Kashmir internal matter, Pakistan instigating violence: Rahul Gandhi

Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Kashmir is an internal matter and there is no room for Pakistan or any other country...

Chandrayaan-2; here are all the photos so far

Sriharikota: ISRO has been published 3 sets of images clicked by Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the moon. Here are the pictures taken by Chandrayaan-2.(Credit...

Vajpayee’s biography to feature on the big screen

New Delhi: The life history of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set to soon feature on the big screen.Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of...

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry tops the child well-being index

New Delhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s...

Peru and Colombia proposes an emergency summit to protect Amazon

Lima: South American countries Peru and Colombia proposed an emergency Amazon summit for countries in the region to coordinate a strategy to protect the vast...

Law student from UP accuses former Union Minister for harassment

Shajahanpur: An LLM student of SS Law College from Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh accused former union minister and BJP leader, Swami Chinmayanand, of harassment and “destroying...

Everyone will have access to clean and safe drinking water by 2024 says Minister

New Delhi: "Each and every household in India will have access to safe and clean drinking water by 2024 under the Jal Jeewan Mission," said...

Students served chapatis with salt, NHRC issues notice

Mirzapur: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government after taking note of reports that salt and chapatis...

Both are nuclear powers, Imran Khan warns the world

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that like India, Pakistan too has nuclear weapons and if the Kashmir issues go to war, it will...

Economic Slowdown: Maruti Suzuki cuts 3000 contract jobs

New Delhi: A downturn in Asia's third-largest economy is denting sales of everything from cars to biscuits, forcing companies to curtail production and lay off...

Radhika Apte Misses playing Anjali Mathur for Sacred Games

Mumbai: Renowned Bollywood actor Radhika Apte said she misses being part of her first Netflix show Sacred Games where she played a "starkly" different character....

Brazil rejects G-7’s aid, advises to use the money to reforest Europe

Amazon: The Brazilian government on Monday rejected the monetary help offered by G-7 countries, to fight the fire raging in the Amazon rain forest. The G-7...

Kerala caste murder: Court sentences all 10 convicts to double life imprisonment

Kottayam: 10 people who were accused of killing Kevin P Joseph, a Dalit Christian man last year was sentenced to double life imprisonment, by a...

Killers out, protect my kids Bulandshahr cop’s widow appeals to Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh: The widow of slain Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh appealed to Chief Minister Adityanath to revoke the bail of those accused in...

RBI transfers 1.76 lakh crore to central govt, ‘Stealing won’t work’ says Rahul Gandhi

Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday approved the recommendation of a panel led by Bimal Jalan, a former governor of RBI and decided to...

#1000AmbedkarRaised: Protests over Ambedkar Statue Vandalism rage on Social Media

Tamil Nadu: A day after a statue of Dr B R Ambedkar was desecrated at Tamil Nadu’s Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, a social media spurred...

Indian PM Greeted with ‘Modi terrorist’ slogans at UNESCO, Paris

Paris: Protests erupted against Narendra Modi-led Hindu nationalist Indian government for its unilateral move to revoke the special status of Kashmir at UNESCO headquarters, Paris....

Bala Teaser: Ayushmann Khurrana is ‘Bald’

Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurrana is on a roll. The actor who recently shared National awards for Best Actor with Vicky Kaushal has now made news for...

Chennai gets its first electric bus, More than 500 to follow across TN

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has launched its first air-conditioned electric bus. The first trip was flagged off by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami in the...

Leonardo DiCaprio to donate 5 million dollar for Amazon

Porto Velho: Earth Alliance, an environmental foundation funded by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by...

Kashmir Visit: Mayawati Slams Opposition, “Gave Centre Chance To Do Politics”

Delhi: Bahujan Samajwadi Party President Mayawati slammed the delegation of opposition leaders who attempted to visit Kashmir, to take stock of the situation after the abrogation...

When dreams come true!

Guwahati: The dreams of 20 under-privileged school children to travel by air came true on Monday as they embarked on a journey to New Delhi...

This is my answer to the people who have questioned me says PV Sindhu

Basel (Switzerland): "This is my answer to the people who have asked me questions over and over. I just wanted to answer with my racket...

Jakarta crowded and sinking, Indonesia to shift capital

Jakarta Indonesia's capital will move from Jakarta to a site in less populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, announced Joko Widodo, President of the...

Nepal, India launches Kathmandu-Siliguri bus service

Kathmandu 10th bus service between India and Nepal was launched on Monday. The new service will be between Kathmandu and Siliguri.The new programme was launched...

NIAS study to correlate mortality and morbidity data with pollution

Bengaluru: "Researchers in National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is conducting a study correlating mortality and morbidity data with pollution," said Professor Sheela K Ramasesha,...

Manipur renames Imphal airport after Bir Tikendrajit

Imphal: Manipur’s Legislative Assembly passed a bill to rename Imphal international airport after a local hero, freedom fighter Bir TikendrajitWithout having much debate and discussion,...

DGCA bans certain models of MacBook Pro Laptops in airports

New Delhi: The Director-General of Civil Aviation on Monday asked passengers to not carry models of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, for which Apple had issued...

‘India is playing with fire in J&K, going down a dangerous road,’ says Pakistan...

Pakistan:Pakistan President Arif Alvi said that India is playing with fire by abrogation of article 370 and also warned that it will eventually “burn the...

“If There’s No Phone For 10 Days, So Be It”: J&K Governor

Srinagar: Defending the narrative of the central government, Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said that there is no shortage of anything...

Hong Kong: 29 arrested, protesters tear down facial recognition tower

Hong-Kong: Hong Kong protesters cut down a "smart" lamppost used for facial recognition, and police officers fired tear gas at large crowds this weekend as...

Centre Withdraws Manmohan Singh’s SPG security cover

Delhi:The central government has withdrawn the  Special Protection Group security cover and will now be receiving the security from Central Reserve Police Force.“The current security...

India’s new definition for ‘normal’; first lessons practised in Kashmir

Kashmir: The Indian government has been reiterating that all is well in Kashmir. Governor Satya Pal Malik yesterday listed how life has improved after Article 370...

Set back For P Chidambaram, Plea Against CBI Remand Not Listed in SC

New Delhi:Ex-finance minister P Chidambaram faced a huge set back in the Supreme Court today as his plea challenging CBI custody was not listed...

Jammu and Kashmir: Irmim Shamim becomes the first Gujjar girl to clear AIIMS

Rajouri( Jammu and Kashmir): Irmim Shamim from Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district became the first Gujjar woman to qualify All India Institute of Medical Sciences...

Intel (INTC) Unveils First AI Chip, Springhill

Jerusalem: Intel Corp has launched its latest processor, first of a kind which uses artificial intelligence (AI), designed for large computing centres."The chip, developed at...