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“Babies Day Out”; Dr. Kafeel Khan acquitted of all false charges

Two years back. more than 60 children died at BRD medical college owing to shortage of Oxygen. The state government had tried to wash their hands off the incident by suspending Dr Kafeel Khan and holding him accountable for the tragedy.

Australia decriminalize the termination of pregnancy

Legislation on the reproductive health of women in Australia is the responsibility of regional governments and laws vary according to states with regard to the permissible period for voluntary termination of pregnancy, the procedure and age, among other factors.

67 per cent of India’s 451 million monthly active Internet users are male, says...

Among states, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have a higher proportion of female Internet users, said the report.

Kerala Church row ends after bishops give in

Incidentally, last Sunday, based on the same apex court order, the Orthodox Church was given control of the Kandanad St. Mary's Cathedral after a gap of 45 years.

I can be India’s No. 4: Suresh Raina

The left-handed batter, who is counted as one of the most energetic fielders in world cricket, also said Dhoni has a lot to offer to Indian cricket and can prove to be a worthy asset for the team in next year's World T20.

Researchers find new continent

For the reconstruction of this region, the geologists made use of the advanced plate tectonic reconstruction software Gplates.

Genes linked to heart failure identified: Study

This study has shown that several genes known to be important in heart failure also appear to regulate the heart size and function in healthy people.

Andhra to impose green tax, ban single-use plastic

The review meeting has also discussed among other issues, the ways and means to increase forest land, saving environment by prevention of pollution in the state.

Supriyo launches new platform for Bengali film fraternity

While BCP was launched by veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee, with Chatterjee as an advisor, EIMPCC came into the public domain in the presence of BJP state unit president and Midnapore MP Dilip Ghosh.

Infosys wins UN global climate action award

The company's strategy is to integrate carbon neutrality with sustainable development. The UN award is a validation of our commitment to the cause of climate change.

Raul Castro barred from entering US

While the 88-year-old Raul stepped down as president in the spring of 2018, he remains the head of the ruling Communist Party.

African nations now spending more on poor, says UNDP

In the last 10 years, about half of African countries have adopted a strategy or policy on social protection, several countries have established dedicated line ministries or social protection coordination bodies.

“No liquidity crisis, demand to pick up” says Finance Minister

Bankers also told the Finance Minister that there were impressive possibilities in the services sector, which dominates the Indian economy.

Perumal, Rajkamal, Fatima Bhutto in $25,000 DSC Prize longlist

The DSC Prize, administered by the South Asian Literature Prize & Events Trust, received 90 entries this year from 42 publishers and 55 imprints from across the globe.

SC Interfering with Poll Process in Karnataka ‘Constitutionally Strange’, says Congress

The poll panel told the court that the Representation of the People Act mandates it to fill the casual vacancies of state legislatures through by-elections within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy, so it can defer the poll.

Sourav Ganguly selected as President of Cricket Association of Bengal

The CAB last held its AGM in 2015 when Jagmohan Dalmiya was elected unopposed for an eighth consecutive term. In the next year, the AGM could not take place due to exceptional circumstances after the Lodha Committee report.

Women’s safety has become a crisis in India, Swara Bhasker

Swara has raised her voice regarding the consequences faced by these rape victims. Yesterday, she tweeted reacting to the news of the Chinmayanand victim's arrest shared by a journalist. "Beti inhi se bachao!! (save your daughter from such people) Shame!!" she wrote.

Garmin unveils super premium ‘MARQ’ series in India

According to the company, the battery life of the MARQ series ranges from 12 days in smartwatch mode, 28 hours in GPS mode and 48 hours in 'UltraTrac' mode.

No liquidity issue post ‘tonic-like’ meet with banks, Finance Ministry

The Finance Minister also said that the service sector has shown high appetite for credit.

Gates Foundation to provide $200 million for Pakistans’ poverty alleviation projects

A memorandum of understanding in this regard was signed by the both parties in a meeting held in New York on Wednesday, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.

Narada Scam: CBI arrests IPS officer SMH Mirza , All you need to...

The video turned out to be a major embarrassment for the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as the sting videos were released at a time when TMC leaders were already under attack for their alleged involvement in Saradha chit fund scam. 

Former French President Jacques Chirac dies at 86

He served two terms as French President and took his country into the single European currency, the BBC reported.

Riyadh: Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ‘happened under my watch’, says Crown Prince

"It happened under my watch. I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch," the Crown Prince, also known as MBS, told American public broadcaster PBS, according to a preview of a documentary to be aired on October 1, ahead of the first anniversary of the journalist's death.

CBI arrests IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza in Narada sting footage case

Mirza, earlier grilled nine times in connection with the scam, has been produced before the CBI special court at Bankshall.

Goa court frames rape charges against BJP MLA

The trial is now scheduled to begin from October 15 at the Additional District and Session Court here.

Allahabad High Court grants bail to Bulandshahr violence accused

Justice Siddhartha allowed the bail application of Yogesh Raj on Wednesday.

Heavy rain kills 12 in Maharashtra

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that two NDRF teams are deployed each in Baramati and Pune, while the fifth team of en route to Baramati and the flood situation is being closely monitored.

Hazzaa AlMansoori, first astronaut from United Arab Emirates launches to space

AlMansoori, 35, headed to space with Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir on Wednesday onboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the Khaleej Times reported.

CPI-M announces candidates for 5 assembly seats in Kerala bypolls

While announcing the list, CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that they were not a party which decides candidates by their caste, community or other such things.

All thanks to Navy, Cheriya Kadamakudy gets connectivity

Almost 6 months back one of my friend’s mother suddenly got unwell. There was difficulty in finding transportation. She was rushed to Aster MedCity, only to be declared dead. The doctors said that if she was brought 30 minutes earlier things could have been different.”

Authorship of ASI report on Ayodhya can’t be questioned, say Muslim parties

Putting forth his arguments on Thursday, their counsel Rajeev Dhavan said: "The authorship of the Archeological Survey of India report on Ayodhya cannot be questioned."

US bans Venezuelan and Iranian officials from entering America

This measure announced on Wednesday was part of two declarations signed by President Donald Trump, reports Efe news.

Senior Congress leaders to meet Shivakumar in Tihar jail

Shivakumar has been on the radar of the Income Tax Department and the ED since demonetisation in 2016. An I-T search at his New Delhi flat on August 2, 2017 led to the seizure of Rs 8.59 crore of unaccounted cash. The I-T Department lodged cases against him and his four associates under sections 277 and 278 of the I-T Act, 1961 and sections 120(B), 193 and 199 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Water, power suppply to Maradu flats snapped, residents begin protest

According to the plan of action presented by Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose to raze the complex, the eviction of residents will start Sunday and will end on October 3. The complex demolition would begin October 11 and is expected to end by February next year.

Aditya Seal will be featured in the upcoming movie of Bosco Leslie Martis

Some of the participants of "Dance India Dance", a reality show that Bosco judges, will get an opportunity to feature in his upcoming film.

IMF names Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva as new chief

"The IMF is a unique institution with a great history and a world-class staff. I come as a firm believer in its mandate to help ensure the stability of the global economic and financial system through international cooperation," the former European Commission vice president said in a statement on Wednesday, Efe news reported.

21.5 lakh TB cases reported in 2018 in India

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday launched the "TB Harega Desh Jeetega" campaign, along with the National TB Prevalence Survey.

Dead & NRIs benefeciaries of PM’s Awas Yojana, alleges Barabanki residents

Ram Rawat, another villager, said: "Around 51 houses were allotted in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna list in 2017-18 in our village and out of these, 18 houses have been built. But the money which was withdrawn from the banks did not come to us. Who is receiving the money, we do not know. The village head and secretary all are involved in this mismanagement."

Reduced prices , festive offers to boost auto sales

Maruti said it is optimistic that the price reduction will bring down the cost of acquisition, especially for the entry-level customers. This announcement around the festive season will help boost customer sentiment and revive the market to create demand.

Advani-Mehta duo wins World Team Snooker title

Pankaj, who recently won a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship, grabbed his 23rd World title while Aditya claimed his maiden. The Indian pair won the opener 65-31.

Samsung Mobiles tops consumer-focused brand list

Cosmetics brand Pond's secured the fifth position, followed by auto major Honda in the sixth. Insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India was ranked seventh .

Air Pollution can create psychiatric disorder in children

The other study found that exposure to TRAP during early life and across childhood was significantly associated with self-reported depression and anxiety symptoms in 12 year olds.

UN warns of 1 meter sea level rise by 2100

The report, which was researched by more than 100 authors from 36 countries and sources over 7,000 scientific publications, is the most comprehensive in the ambit of changes in the ocean and cryosphere - the Earth's frozen regions - to date.

Eye-tracking technology could help make driving safer

Using a driving simulator, the researchers evaluated a driver's physical behaviour in real-time by focusing on the driver's eyes as the crash happened.

JBL introduces Flip 5 speaker in India at Rs 9,999

The device is available at JBL.com, Amazon India and Flipkart and retail shops, including 350 Samsung stores.

“I prefer Ronaldo over Messi,” says Kohli

Kohli recently led India in the drawn T20I series against South Africa at home. He will next lead India in the three-Test series against South Africa starting October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

Bento Box festival takes you on a Japanese odyssey

There are three variants of the Bento Box on offer - Vegetarian, Mixed Meat and Seafood - and I opted for the last named because it is seafood that is at the heart of Japanese cuisine.

Sachin congratulates Bachchan on winning Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Bachchan, 76, who has been a part of Indian cinema for over four decades, was awarded the Padma Vibhushan - the country's second-highest civilian honour - in 2015.

India to take on Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series

"In the wake of Zimbabwe's suspension by the ICC, the BCCI invited Sri Lanka to participate in a three-match T20 series. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed their participation," read a BCCI statement.

KSHMR explores relationship with India in documentary

The documentary, narrated by KSHMR, shows exclusive footage of his grandfather telling stories of his passion for music, and include videos of him with his grandfather at Sunburn festival in India.

MSCB scam: We shall never surrender before the Delhi throne, says Sharad Pawar

"I came to know about the ED case only yesterday (Tuesday). I shall fully cooperate with the investigating agency. I am prepared for any kind of 'hospitality' offered by them," Sharad Pawar told media persons here.

Students’ protest against ICAI enters third day

The protest got a boost when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi extended his support to students.

Pakistan Supreme Court acquits blasphemy accused after nearly 20 years

Hassan was accused by a lawyer in 1998 for writing blasphemous letters to him.

MiG 21 crashes near Gwalior, pilots safe

Singh also enquired about the condition of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated aircraft who managed to eject successfully from the cockpit.

Determined to meet Kim Jong-un face to face, says Abe

Abe made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing the General Debate at the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly here, Xinhua news agency reported.

Economic slowdown due to wrong policies of BJP govt, says Chhattisgarh CM

He also slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for interfering in India's internal issues and asked him to look into his own country.

SIT arrests law student in Chinmayanand case

The matter of the law student's anticipatory bail hearing being heard by the Allahabad High Court was to come up for hearing on Thursday, but the SIT did not wait for the court's ruling, as certain phone calls traced revealed that the victim was planning to escape.

Imran reiterates nuclear blackmail if world does not pressure India on the Kashmir issue

Calling for international intervention at a news conference here on Tuesday, he said that the situation in Kashmir is just the beginning and it will be the first time since the 1962 Cuban crisis that two nuclear-armed countries will be facing off.

Kerala govt prepares action plan in Maradu demolition case

Jose informed the state cabinet about the seriousness of the top court regarding the case and is said to have said that there is no other way but to abide by its orders.

If NRC implements in Delhi, Tiwari will have to leave first, says Kejriwal

Kejriwal made the statement while responding to a question on Tiwari saying that illegal migrants were responsible for the increase in crime in Delhi while referring to a particular case.

Infosys ranked 3rd in Forbes ‘best regarded’ companies list

Infosys marked a huge improvement in the ranking as it jumped to the third position this year, from 31st position in 2018.

CBI seeks time to record lawyer’s statement in Unnao rape survivor accident case

The lawyer Mahendra Singh, who suffered critical injuries in the Rae Bareli accident on July 28, is still unconscious, CBI told a bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta.

‘Saand Ki Aankh’ sparks debate on 60-plus casting

As for younger actresses like Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu, playing older women, way back in 1969 Sharmila Tagore played Rajesh Khanna's mother in "Aradhana".

Leaders from around the world inagurate Gandhi solar park, peace garden at UN

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Prime Ministers Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, Andre Holness of Jamaica, Jacinda Arden of New Zealand and Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore placed their hands on a glass globe to inaugurate them remotely during a meeting on Tuesday convened by India on Leadership Matters -- Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World.

UEFA launches Football for Schools programme in Slovenia

The programme was launched on Tuesday at a special festival held in Republic Square in Ljubljana, coinciding with the start of the UEFA Executive Committee meeting.

BJP will pay for its sins in the upcoming elections, says Raj Babbar

"If someone dares to open his mouth against the BJP leaders or the government, he is sent to jail under trumped-up charges," Raj Babbar said.

NEC plans to deliver emergency medicines through drones

In fact, there have been usages of drone technology by the NEC for transportation of seeds and agricultural products in the region.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry against Trump

Pelosi said she will direct six House committees to proceed with their investigations into Trump "under that umbrella of an impeachment inquiry."

If you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you,” says...

US President Donald Trump appeared briefly while Chancellor Merkel of Germany and Indian Prime Minister Modi spoke.

Priyanka Gandhi accuses UP govt of insulting and cheating farmers

In a tweet in Hindi, she said that the farmers were being fooled in the name of loan waivers as well.

Shafali becomes India’s youngest T20I debutant

Shafali earned her India debut on the back of a superb domestic season where she amassed 1,923 runs, including six hundreds and three half-centuries.

China’s lunar rover finds mysterious substance on moon

The lander of the Chang'e-4 probe and the Yutu-2 rover have resumed work for the 10th lunar day on the far side of the moon after "sleeping" during the extremely cold lunar night.

Fish oil can prevent the chances of getting cancer and heart attack

The study is scheduled to be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, September 25-28.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award for Amitabh Bachchan

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced the news.

Ali Rajpura’s new book showcases Sikh-Muslim bond in Punjab

The book, 'Sikha teh Musalmana di Etihasik Sanjh', has depicted the bonding of all 10 Sikh gurus with Muslims in their various forms as companion, disciple and followers.

“You’re an inspiration,” Rohit Sharma lauds Greta Thunberg

Thunberg accused the world leaders of betraying her generation by failing to act on climate change and said: "We will not let you get away with this."

Artificial Intelligence can lead to more precise results for cardiac MRI

In the UK, where the study was conducted, it is estimated that more than 150,000 cardiac MRI scans are performed each year.

Asian Age Group Championship: Indian men’s relay team bags gold

The Indian team finished first after clocking 3:23.72 seconds, which was five seconds faster than Iran, which finished second with a time of 3:28.46 while Uzbekistan settled for the third spot after clocking 3:30.59 seconds.

Shut down of Thomas cook will impact tourism in Goa: CM

After being in business since 1841, British travel giant Thomas Cook collapsed on Sunday, leaving 22,000 jobs at risk and 150,000 tourists stranded, after last-minute negotiations aimed at saving the holiday firm failed, the BBC had reported earlier.

Will not comment on Kashmir till PM addresses UNGA, Congress

Newly-appointed Congress spokesperson Sharmishta Mukherjee, addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, also said that her party is "happy" that Modi has got "so much respect in the US" like his predecessors from Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh.