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Delhi government nod to extension of Ashram flyover

New Delhi: The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal for extending the existing Ashram flyover towards the DND flyway and Sarai Kale Khan to...

Dangerous chemicals found in HK park, sparks probe

Hong Kong: Dozens of bottles containing dangerous chemicals, including highly corrosive acids, were discovered on Thursday at a park here, prompting Hong Kong police to...

No CAB in 3 North-East states, partially in other 3

New Delhi: The redrafted Citizenship Amendment Bill will likely exclude 3 states in the North-East out of its ambit besides the tribal areas in as...

Social media use linked to eating disorder in children

Sydney: Parents, take a note. Researchers have found that excessive use of social media, particularly platforms with a strong focus on image posting and viewing...

Criss Angel plans cancer charity event after son’s relapse

Los Angeles: Famous American magician Criss Angel has vowed to raise $5 million for cancer research after his five-year-old son's leukemia returned.The superstar illusionist's son...

Kerala HC declines to ban dismissed nun’s autobiography

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to ban the dismissed nun, Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal's autobiography titled "Karthavinte Namethil (In the name of Christ)".The...

J&K residents to get domicile rights for land, govt jobs

Jammu: After the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory residents are likely to get exclusive domicile status to protect employment...

Indian eves thrash Sri Lanka 6-0 at South Asian Games

Pokhara (Nepal): The Indian women's football team completed yet another dominant display at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) 2019, as they trounced Sri...

‘India growth for FY20 at 5.8%, pace up structural reforms’

New Delhi: International agency OECD on Thursday reported that India's FY19-20 GDP growth would be 5.8 percent.Recently the official GDP numbers for the Q2 quarter...

Priyanka Says Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life

New York: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honored with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.She...

ICC extends partnership with OPPO till September 2023

New Delhi: Global smartphone brand OPPO on Thursday announced the extension of its partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for another four years, up-till...

NZ airline trials edible coffee cups to reduce waste

Wellington: Air New Zealand has begun serving coffee in vanilla-flavored edible cups in an attempt to eliminate the waste generated by the eight million disposable...

Report on citizens’ surveillance is baseless Says IT minister

New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday that the report by UK-based research firm Comparitech, highlighting...

Huawei Watch GT2 with Bluetooth calling launched in India

New Delhi: Huawei Consumer Business Group India on Thursday launched its much-anticipated Huawei Watch GT2 with two weeks of battery life, Bluetooth calling and in-device...

Post offices in J&K are fully functional Says Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: The total number of post offices in Kashmir is 698 and all are currently functional, the Minister of Communications and Electronics and Information...

‘Bob Willis was one of cricket’s biggest heroes of his time’

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday expressed grief at the passing of former England captain Bob Willis and termed him as one of...

Yemeni forces confirm seizing Iranian ship carrying weapons

Aden: Yemen's pro-government forces on Thursday confirmed that they have seized an Iranian ship carrying missile components in the Arabian Sea near the country's coasts.An...

‘Design conclave in Kerala to tap state’s huge talent pool’

Thiruvananthapuram: To tap into the huge talent pool available in Kerala, the country's largest design conclave will be held at Kochi over three days starting...

Nirav Modi proclaimed ‘fugitive economic offender’

Mumbai: In a big boost for Indian investigating agencies, a special PMLA court has proclaimed absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in...

Flipkart launches first Nokia-branded smart TV in India

New Delhi: Flipkart on Thursday launched the Nokia Smart TV in India as part of their strategic partnership. Priced at Rs 41,999, the Nokia-branded smart...

Christmas arrives in NYC with lighting of Rockefeller Center tree

New York: Christmas arrived in New York with the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree, the Norway Spruce at the Rockefeller Center, an...

Economic slowdown structural, Centre has no solution Says Chidambaram

New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court granted bail to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, the Congress leader attacked the Central government for the...

‘Travel’, ‘Woke’ most used words on Tinder India

New Delhi: As users between 18 and 25 come to dominate the Tinder community, the dating platform on Thursday said that terms like 'woke', 'travel',...

Sri Lanka to launch green projects to protect ecosystem

Colombo: Sri Lanka's new interim government will launch green projects in the island country as part of a mega beautification program to maintain the ecosystem,...

France braces for biggest national strike in years

Paris: France is bracing for severe disruption as millions of workers were scheduled to go on strike, deemed the country's biggest in years, on Thursday...

RBI cuts GDP forecast to 5% in FY20; sees early revival signs

New Delhi: With the second-quarter GDP slipping to a six-year low of 4.5 percent and expected to remain muted, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...

US denies considering adding 14,000 troops to Middle East

Washington: The US Department of Defense has rejected a report alleging that Washington was considering adding 14,000 troops to the Middle East to confront Iran."The...

Rape survivor set ablaze in UP

Unnao: A gang-rape victim was set ablaze in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district on Thursday allegedly by the same group of accused, who had attacked her...

RS adjourned over Unnao rape victim being set ablaze

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Thursday during Zero Hour after the Congress wanted discussions on the Unnao rape victim who was set...

All eyes on Vijayan as changes in cabinet & party

Thiruvananthapuram: The state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M, scheduled for Friday, is going to be crucial as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will discuss the possible...

Congress to accord grand welcome to PC on his release

New Delhi: Congress has asked its state unit to accord a grand welcome to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram who has been granted bail by...

Breast cancer linked to permanent hair dye, straighteners

New York: Researchers have found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than...

Skullcandy Method ANC earbuds launched in India

New Delhi: Expanding its immersive audio equipment category in the country, US-based audio equipment major Skullcandy Inc. on Wednesday launched its Method ANC earbuds with...

Rahul seeks Centre’s support for a rail project in Wayanad

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged the Centre in the Lok Sabha to support the Kerala government for completing the Nanjangud-Wayanad-Nilambur railway...

Cabinet approves umbrella bond exchange-traded fund

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the creation and launch of the Bharat Bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) to deepen the bond market and...

Dhruv Shorey named Delhi captain, Nitish Rana as deputy for Ranji Trophy

New Delhi: Experienced right-handed batsman Dhruv Shorey will be leading Delhi while Nitish Rana will serve as a deputy in their upcoming Ranji Trophy campaign...

Pak blames price hike on trade ban with India, weather

Islamabad: The economic advisory team of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the suspension of trade ties with India was one of the reasons...

Wrote to states, UTs on changes in IPC, CrPC: Shah

New Delhi: Not meant specifically for mob violence (lynching), but the Centre has written to the States and Union Territories (UTs) for suggestions on possible...

‘China border incursions due to perceptional differences’

New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday accepted in the Lok Sabha that transgressions occur from both sides on the India-China border on...

NASA launching a ‘robot hotel’ to the space station

Washington: NASA is attaching a "robot hotel" to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS),...

Chandigarh, Punjab boxers dominate Day 2 of Elite Women’s C’ships

Kannur (Kerala): Boxers from Chandigarh and Punjab dominated the proceedings on the second day of the 4th Elite Women's National Boxing Championships at the Mundayad...

Gal Gadot to produce US adaptation of Israeli drama ‘Queens’

Los Angeles: "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to executive produce the US version of the hit Israeli crime drama "Queens".Gadot and Jaron Varsano...

Kohli displaces Smith to become No.1 Test batsman

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli is back at the top of the batsmen's list in the ICC Rankings for Test batsmen as Australia's Steve Smith...

Peanuts, eggs may prevent food allergies in high-risk infants

London: Researchers have found that introducing peanuts and eggs to high-risk babies as early as three months could prevent them from developing allergies to those...

Brazil approves sale of marijuana-based medicines

Brasilia: Brazilian health authorities have approved regulations for the registration and sale of marijuana-based drugs in pharmacies.The decision by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa)...

Google Photos adds Pvt messaging to quickly share pictures

San Francisco: Google is making it easier to share everyday moments quickly through Photos by adding a private messaging feature.Earlier, to share individual photos through...

After JNU, IIMC joins demand for fee hike rollback

New Delhi: After JNU, the protest over fee hike in public-funded institutes reached the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, as the students of the institute...

Half of world joins coalition for climate action

Madrid: As parties from the globe are meeting in this Spanish capital for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Co-Chairs of the NDC Partnership...

Argentina to play Chile in Copa America 2020 opener

New Delhi: The draw for next year's Copa America has been announced in which Australia and Qatar have been added.CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body,...

Arthur set to take charge as Sri Lanka head coach

Colombo: Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is all set to be appointed as the head coach of Sri Lanka.According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Sri...

SC grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate in the...

Biopic on social activist Daya Bai to release in April

Mumbai: A Hindi biopic based on Kerala-born social activist Daya Bai will hit the big screen in April 2020.Directed by Sree Varun, the film features...

Cabinet clears Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians,...

Markets open in red on Wednesday

Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.The Sensex of the BSE opened...

US stocks close lower amid trade uncertainties

New York: US stocks closed lower as investors monitored the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners.On Tuesday,...

World Bank lauds Kenya for reducing poverty rates

Nairobi: Kenya has made progress in reducing poverty and inequality over the past decade, the World Bank said in a report which was released in...

23 dead in explosion at a ceramic factory in Sudan

Khartoum: At least 23 people died and 130 others were injured in an explosion and fire at a ceramic factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum,...

Oman, Belgium hold meeting on enhancing bilateral ties

Muscat: Diplomats of Oman and Belgium met Muscat for talks on enhancing bilateral cooperation.The Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday...

Saudi king invites Qatari emir to attend GCC summit in Riyadh  

Doha: The Qatari emir received an invitation from the Saudi king to attend the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit, reported the Qatar News Agency (QNA).Qatari...

Kim Jong-un celebrates completion of new township

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un celebrated the completion of a newly-built urban township near the birthplace of his late father, state media reported Tuesday.Kim...

Is Kerala CM mulling a makeover of his cabinet?

Thiruvananthapuram: With its image has taken a beating and just 17 months left for the end of the tenure, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front...

Researchers find new way to treat pancreatic cancer

Jerusalem: Pancreatic cancer is resistant to all current treatments. Patients have extremely poor chances of surviving for five years after being diagnosed but a new...

NASA tweet on Vikram Lander finds trends on Twitter

New Delhi: #VikramLander and Chandrayaan2 trended on Twitter on Tuesday after a NASA tweet that its mission had located the Indian Chandrayaan2 lander Vikram.A post...

Protein deficiency common among Indians: Experts

Chandigarh: Like iron and calcium deficiency, protein deficiency is also common among Indians, say experts.Most Indians think that protein deficiency is not an important concern....

Ranji Trophy: Vijay Shankar named Tamil Nadu captain

Chennai: All-rounder Vijay Shankar will lead Tamil Nadu while Baba Aparajith will serve as his deputy in the upcoming Ranji Trophy beginning December 9.The squad,...

Social media remembers Dev Anand on his 8th death anniversary

Mumbai: Commemorating Dev Anand on his eighth death anniversary, fans from around the world paid tributes to the legendary actor on social media, on Tuesday.Dev...

Ronaldo crowned with Serie A player of the year award

Milan: Juventus and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Serie A player of the year.Ronaldo, who scored 26 goals in his debut season in...

Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study

London: The vast majority of in-use make-up products such as beauty blenders, mascara, and lip gloss are contaminated with potentially life-threatening superbugs, researchers have warned."Make-up...

SC moved for safe passage to all women at Sabarimala Temple

New Delhi: A woman, who was allegedly attacked while she attempted to visit the Sabarimala temple, moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking directions for...

Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama to work at empowering girls in Asia

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Julia Roberts and former first lady Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on education and...

Nations lack fund to safeguard human health from climate change: WHO

Madrid: Climate risks to health were growing but countries lack funding to safeguard human health from climate change, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

SC stays felling of trees on Mumbai’s Metro Line 4 project

New Delhi: For the second time within two months, the Supreme Court has intervened to stop the felling of trees for the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional...

Parents should sensitize kids for equality in society says Tara Sharma

Mumbai: Actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma who is gearing up for the new season of "The Tara Sharma Show" on parenting says that it is crucial for...

Ruckus in LS over onion prices, remarks on PM, Nirmala

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday witnessed an uproar followed by cross allegations between the treasury and opposition benches, mainly the Congress, on issues...

Slowdown, soft commodity prices dent India Inc’s Q2 revenue growth  

Mumbai: Weak consumer sentiments along with a slowdown in the infrastructure sector and soft commodity prices weighed heavily on the corporate sector's revenue growth in...

Media asked to stop showing pics of Hyderabad rape accused

Hyderabad: Cyberabad police investigating the gruesome gang-rape and murder of a woman veterinarian, said on Tuesday that it might intervene to stop the media from...

Rajeev Dhavan sacked from Babri case

New Delhi: Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, after being sacked by the Muslim parties on Tuesday, wrote to the Advocate on Record Ejaz Maqbool saying that...

Sensex down 70 pts, Banks slip

Mumbai: The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the early trade on Tuesday as banks and financial services saw mild selling pressure.The Sensex...

Hamlet haunts Kashmir’s mainstream parties post 370 abrogation

Srinagar: To be or not to be? Shakespeare's Hamlet has been haunting all  mainstream political parties ever since article 370 was abrogated and the state...

Watford sack manager Sanchez Flores

Chris Hughton could be a replacement, the report said.