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Mayawati dissolves Rajasthan BSP, Here is all that you need to know

"Congress, instead of fighting against its bitter opponents and organisations always work to harm those parties which cooperate/support them. The Congress is thus an anti-SC/ST OBC party and has never been sincere and honest about the right to reservation of these classes," she added. 

Decision to suspend parliament unlawful, says UK Supreme Court

On August 28, Johnson had ordered the suspension for five weeks, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new Brexit policies. The shutdown began on September 10, the BBC reported.

Expressing concerns, Supreme Court asks to regulate social media

The observation by a bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta came while asking the Centre to file an affidavit within three weeks detailing the timeline when the draft rules framed for regulating social media could be finalised.

Ponung Doming becomes first woman Lt. Colonel from Arunachal

Doming, a resident of Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, had been commissioned into the Indian Army in 2008. She had followed it up with a degree in civil engineering.

Sheikh Hasina honoured with ‘Vaccine Hero Award’ in New York

Hasina was applauded for the success in immunisation in Bangladesh, especially for her role in eliminating polio and curtailing diphtheria, hepatitis-B and rubella.

Probe ‘love-jihad’ cases of Kerala Christian girls, says National Commission for Minorities

In a letter to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), he has demanded that the Centre bring a strict law to deal with the organised conversions and also warned that if not checked this could lead to communal disharmony in the state.

Congress questions govt on price rise, unemployment

Newly-appointed Congress spokesperson Sharmishtha Mukherjee said that onions are being sold at Rs 70 per kg and the price of tomatoes has also increased.

Ayodhya Hearing: It will be difficult to rebut the belief of Hindus, SC

The case has been going on for decades with both Hindu and Muslim groups claiming a right to the title of the land. Till 1992, this space was occupied by Babri Masjid, until it was demolished by Hindu fanatics led by RSS and BJP. 

Planning to set up separate ‘medical science university’ in Bihar, says deputy chief minister

Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said that in order to boost medical education in the state the government is planning to set up a separate 'medical science university'.

India refusing to talk, says Imran, urges Trump to mediate on Kashmir

Addressing a press conference alongside US President Donald Trump, ahead of their bilateral meeting, Imran, to a question on what were his expectations from the US president on Kashmir, said: "My expectations: President Trump heads the most powerful country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world has a responsibility.

BJP leader’s image on school bags, MCD issues notice

A South MCD official said that there were also reports of a vaccination drive being conducted by Monty with the help of some NGOs and private physicians in some South Delhi school.

No meeting scheduled with Iran, says Trump

When asked about any possibility of a meeting with Rouhani in New York this week, Trump said: "We'll see what happens. But we have nothing scheduled at this moment."

Election Commission announces bypoll to Maharashtra’s Satara LS seat

The decision to hold the bypoll was taken after the Bombay High Court decided on an election petition on Satara Lok Sabha elections.

Police cannot seize property during investigation, says SC

The top court upheld the Bombay High Court order.

NDA govt threw economy to the wolves, West Bengal Finance Minister

On November 8, 2016, following an announcement by prime minister Narendra Modi, the central government demonetised the higher denomination currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500.

At some point, India may agree to Kashmir mediation, says Trump

Speaking to reporters before his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan, he said he is willing to mediate on Kashmir, but only if both side will accept it.

Twitter may ban you for violating financial scams policy

The Twitter spokesperson said the policy is in line with Indian government's efforts to combat online financial frauds.

Scotland to host New Zealand for one-off ODI in 2020

Scotland have had success in home ODIs recently, especially when they stunned England by six runs in a high-scoring game in 2018. Thus far, Scotland have won 41 of their 112 ODIs, losing all three against New Zealand.

‘Love’ hormone can trigger overactive sex drive too

Previous studies have demonstrated that oxytocin is associated with the regulation of social and pair-bonding, sexual reproduction and aggressive behaviour in both men and women.

China launches two new satellites

China plans to send 10 BDS satellites into space in 2019. The launches will help complete the BDS global network by 2020.

Increased fat mass index signify higher risk of cardiovascular events, Study

For the study, the researchers analysed data on 10,251 adults from the ACCORD study, a randomized controlled trial in the US looking at diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Virat Kohli launches home jersey of FC Goa

The new jersey has transcended to completely orange -- a colour which finds familiarity in the state renowned for its beaches and picturesque sunsets.

“Immediate measures should be taken to deal climate change,” says UN Secretary-General

US President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at the summit, arriving after Thunberg finished and as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his address to the gathering

Traditional art and culture of Odisha will be displayed in Rajadhani Express

NALCO will sponsor high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets to drape the Rajdhani trains. The ECoR has three sets of train rakes of Rajdhani Express.

Sports Minister felicitates boxing medal winners

The two medals won by Amit and Manish were the most by India at any single mens boxing championship. Amit was honoured by Kiren Rijiju with a cheque of Rs. 14 lakhs while Manish was given a cheque of Rs.8 lakhs.

Opera Mini introduces offline file sharing feature

Once a file is successfully transferred, the sender will be notified, and the receiver will be able to access the file in the Received tab shown in Opera Mini.

India aims at oil export infrastructure globally with Indian steel

The minister also wondered whether there was a need for a ministry of steel at all as the sector was free from any administrative control and was functioning independent of the government.

Warne banned from driving for 12 months

The 50-year-old, who was not present at the hearing, is also required to pay 900 pounds as fine.

Would miss the enlightening cricket talk, Gavaskar on Madhav Apte’s demise

Gavaskar hailed Apte as a "true aficionado" of the sport and said he would miss the "enlightening cricket talk" they used to have at the latter's home.

Web Series ‘Queen’ In Trouble As Jayalalithaa’s Nephew Objects

Kanthi, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Power Sportz, is related to Jayalalithaa on both her maternal side and paternal side, where she is a cousin to Jayalalithaa and a niece from the paternal side.

Jagan’s demolition drive reaches Naidu’s doorstep

The workers dismantled the cement ramp amid tight security. APCRDA officials said the TDP leader P. Koteswara Rao had constructed the building in the river bed in violation of rules and regulations.

Activist demanding Chinese President Xi Jinping’s resignation dies in jail

Wang Meilin said his brother was hospitalized on Sunday and that the family received notification of the death from the authorities on Monday.

DMK poll affidavit says it gave money to CPI, CPM

The CPI(M) submitted its affidavit on September 13 and July 10. The party claimed that its total expenditure is approximately Rs 7.2 crore. The CPI has not submitted its expenditure.

Allahabad High Court denies Law student’s plea to stay arrest in Chinmayanand case

The court said that this was a special bench monitoring the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the petitioner could file a similar petition in a regular court.

Nairobi classroom collapse kills 7 children

Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said: "Fifty-seven students have been taken to hospital for treatment and we can also confirm that there have been seven fatalities.

Peter Dinklage’s Emmy Record!

“I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew David and Dan were quite brilliant. We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you, literally. And I would do it all again in a heartbeat," Peter said. 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson blames Iran for Saudi Arabia oil attacks

Johnson said he would be working with the US and other European countries "to construct a response that tries to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf region".

SC pulls up Kerala govt on Maradu flats demolition

The top court cited the loss of lives in the recent floods in the state and said it was happening because the government has failed to act against illegal structures.

Special Investigation Team submits report to Allahabad High Court in Chinmayanand case

Meanwhile, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has submitted its status report in the case to a special two-member bench of the Allahabad High Court. The SIT submitted the progress report in three sealed envelopes along with the pen drive and other evidence in the case.

Michelle Williams advocates equal pay, ‘It empowers that person’: Here is the complete speech

“The next time a woman — and especially a woman of colour, because she stands to make 52 cents on the dollar compared to her white, male counterpart — tells you what she needs to do her job, listen to her,” Williams said. “Believe her.”

Imran Khan meets Khalilzad, US’ Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation in New York

Qureshi also briefed the press about the Prime Minister's other engagements for the day and the delegation's efforts to raise the issue of Kashmir with various international human rights organisations, including Amnesty International and the International Red Cross.

Emmys 2019: From Game of Thrones to Fleabag, the complete list of winners

71st Primetime Emmy Awards bid a grand adieu to the much-loved HBO series Game of Thrones, though not necessarily in awards. Amazon series Fleabag dominated the show winning four prizes, including best comedy series and lead actress.

Infighting in AAP, Sisodia too may leave

With Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's term ending February 2020 and Delhi ready to go to Assembly polls in a few months, the AAP has retained party chief Kejriwal as its chief ministerial candidate. The BJP, on the other hand, hasn't named anyone as its CM face.

Guterres likely to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA discussions

Later, Dujarric clarified to IANS that Guterres would be "using his bilaterals with various leaders" to discuss the Kashmir issue and that he "was not referring to public statements".

Voting on Kerala’s Pala to elect new MLA after 54 years

The Assembly bypoll was necessitated by the death of its Kerala Congress (Mani) MLA K.M.Mani in April. Mani had represented Pala since 1965.

UP: Hamirpur Assembly bypolls underway

The by-election was necessitated after the disqualification of BJP MLA Ashok Singh Chandel, who was convicted in a murder case in May.

Iran dismisses prospect of talks with Trump at UN

Araghchi however, suggested that Iran's President Hassan Rouhani would be willing to meet Trump in a multilateral setting if the US returned to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, which it exited in 2018.

Sonia, Manmohan reach Tihar to meet Chidambaram

Chidambaram has been lodged in Jail No. 7 of the Tihar jail, which is meant for economic offenders.

Petrol prices rise Rs 1.60 in one week post Aramco attack

However, government sources have indicated that, even if the surge in crude prices holds on for a longer period, consumers would not be burdened with high auto fuel prices as oil companies and the government may absorb a portion of the price hike.

Both men’s, women’s hockey teams leave for Belgium, England tours

The women's team will be playing the first of their five matches against Great Britain on Friday at 2230 hrs IST in Marlow, England.

Improving diet cuts risk of heart attacks in kids, says study

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of overweight or obese infants and young children rose from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016.

Bill Hader wins Best Comedy Actor award at Emmy 2019

Co-created by Hader and Berg, "Barry" is about a hitman who is trying to change his life after finding passion for acting. Hader took home the statuette for his portrayal of a hitman and aspiring actor in the series

Australian space agency to join NASA’s Artemis programme

Through Artemis, NASA will send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface by 2024 and establish sustainable exploration with commercial and international partners by 2028.

Dementia types can be identified by analysing walking style, says study

For the study, researchers analysed the walk of 110 people, including 29 older adults whose cognition was intact, 36 with Alzheimer's disease and 45 with Lewy body dementia.

UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to reduce own emissions

The targets of the UN Secretariat Climate Action Plan will be achieved by intensifying existing environmental management efforts, fostering innovative solutions, changing the organisational culture and partnering with external stakeholders, said the press release.

Congress Plans ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ in Gujarat

A senior congress leader said the BJP was emphasising on cleanliness on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, but everyone knew it was just politics.

Jadavpur University Row: As it Happened

West Bengal: Jadavpur is in trouble since Thursday, as protesting university students resorted to violence. Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who had reached the campus to...

How to overcome depression during economic slowdown?

Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) suggest that 133,623 suicides were recorded in India in 2015. Fifteen suicides took place every one hour during that year.

Chandrayaan-2 mission achieved 98% success, says ISRO chief

The ISRO chairman is in the city to attend the 8th Convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar

Research is a necessity, not a luxury, Biologist Gagandeep Kang

Kang calls the achievement "a recognition of the work that my team and I have done in clinical and public health research".

Goa government seeks help from Indian Navy to dispose whale’s carcass

The Indian Navy, according to the statement issued by the naval base in Goa, INS Hansa has assured assistance to the state government in disposing off the carcass at Bimbvel beach, which is a restricted area as it is located in close proximity to the base.

National Green Tribunal has introduced e-filling of petitions

With the e-filing process in place, now petitions can be filed from any place at the convenience of the aggrieved parties without physically going to the tirbunal's principal or regional benches.

AAP organises ‘Day of Betrayal’ against BJP

The AAP march started at the AAP office and culminated at the BJP headquarters. Party MLAs, councillors, office-bearers and volunteers took part in the march.

Indian woman diagnosed with rare medical disorder in UAE

Panikker was referred to the Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi as her condition worsened. By March 27, she was on ventilator and has been there ever since, reported the daily on Saturday.

Kindness is the best quality that sustains the relationship

While traits like physical attractiveness and financial prospects were important, the one that was given the highest priority was kindness, said the researchers.

TRS names candidate for Huzurnagar Assembly by-poll

The by-election has been necessitated by resignation of N. Uttam Kumar Reddy from the Assembly following his election to the Lok Sabha.

Kerala KITE will train mothers in technology

During the training programmes, mothers would be introduced to better use of resources in the textbooks by scanning QR codes, familiarisation with the new classroom learning process besides focus on creating a favourable opportunity at home for students to make use of Samagra resource portal.

World’s biggest coastal cleanup campaign at Puri beach

It was a heart-warming picture to see the voluntary participation of hundreds of people who have been motivated to stop unnecessary littering and also extended help towards the cleaning drive.

Women respond quicker to natural disasters than men: Study

According to the researchers, eliminating the male head-of-household model is crucial for speeding overall household recovery.

After Pala, Kerala prepares for Assembly bypolls to 5 seats

With a month left for the by-elections to the five Assembly constituencies, the Left, the UDF and the BJP are expected to announce their candidates soon.

Dior exhibition held at silk museum in China

The exhibition will run until January 1, 2020.

NRAI slams Zomato for extending “Gold” programme on delivery

Gold on delivery will offer the second-highest priced item on the order for free, except for combos, MRP items and special dishes.

AI is offering more personalised services to the users

Playlists reflect music linked to different ethnicities and regions. A person with ancestral roots in Bengaluru, for example, might see Carnatic violinists and Kannada film songs on their playlists.

Bronze medal in World Wrestling Championship is not a victory, but motivation, says Bajrang...

Alongwith Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya also bagged bronze in the 57-kg category after he beat Iran's reigning Asian champion Reza Atri 6-3 to win his maiden Worlds medal.

Carolina Marin enters China Open final

In the other semifinal, Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying defeated China's Chen Yufei 6-21, 21-13, 22-20 in 53 minutes to set up a summit clash with Marin, which will be played on Sunday.

Demanding the resignation of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi; anti-government protest beak out in Egypt

The demonstrations on Friday night were in response to corruption allegations against President Sisi's government

Boris Johnson will talk about climate change and instability in the Middle East in...

Johnson and the other world leaders are expected to discuss a series of ideas put forward by the UK on Thursday aimed at breaking the current deadlock, according to a UK government official.

“The country needs to focus on making its people healthier, especially at the grassroots,...

Kumar was delivering the valedictory address at JGU's two-day conclave on "Building a $5 Trillion Indian Economy: The Way Forward" this week.

Election Commission announces bypolls in 17 states, Puducherry on October 21

The EC said the notification for the bye-elections will be released on September 23.

Researchers have developed a wearable device which regrow hair

In side-by-side tests on hairless mice, the devices stimulated hair growth just as effectively as two different compounds found in baldness medicines, said the study published in the journal ACS Nano.