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Australian Ball Tampering Move Likely not a One-off, Says Protea's Captain

The captain of the South African cricket team Faf du Plessis said that he suspected the Australians may have been engaging in ball-tampering practices prior to the third Test in Cape Town.

Health of Ex-Russian Spy's Daughter Improving Rapidly

The health of the daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was earlier poisoned in a nerve agent attack at his Salisbury home, is stable and showing rapid improvements, the hospital treating her said on Thursday.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's Bank Accounts Seized for Non-payment of Taxes

The Income Tax (IT) department on Thursday seized two bank accounts of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for non-payment of taxes.

KC Tyagi's son Denies Links With Cambridge Analytica

Ovleno Business Intelligence (OBI) director Amrish Tyagi on Thursday denied any links with Cambridge Analytica (CA), stating that his firm was never associated with the UK-based data consultancy.

Shoe Hurled at Stage During Fadnavis Speech at Anna Hazare's Hunger Strike

A shoe was hurled at the stage when Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday was addressing a rally, where Anna Hazare was holding a hunger strike with a list of demands, at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan.

Delhi School Association Questions CBSE's Silence on Paper Leak

The Delhi School Association on Thursday questioned the silence of Central Board of School Education (CBSE) chairman Anita Karwal over the issue of class X and XII board exam paper leak.

BJP MP Opposes UP Government's Move to add Ramji to Ambedkar's Name

Raising question over the Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to add Dr BR Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in all state records, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj on Thursday said that it would create controversy unnecessarily.

Added Ramji in Dr.Ambedkar's Name to Avoid Wrong Spelling, Says Ram Naik

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday said that the decision to add Dr B.R. Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in state records was taken by the government as some states were writing his name incorrectly.

Bihar Minister Assures Arijit's Arrest in Communal Violence Case

Janata Dal (United) (JDU) MLA Shyam Rajak on Thursday assured that Union Minister Ashwini Choubey's son Arijit Shashwat, who is accused of inciting communal clashes in Bihar's Bhagalpur will be arrested soon.

Uttar Pradesh Government to add BR Ambedkar's Middle Name in State Records

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Thursday passed an order to officially introduce 'Ramji' as the middle name of Dr BR Ambedkar in all documents and records in the state.

Eastern Union Edge Past Rising Student in Women's Football League

Defending champions Eastern Sporting Union clinched their second consecutive win in the Indian Women's Football League 2017-18 when they edged out last year's finalists Rising Student's Club 1-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in Shillong last evening.

Al Qaeda has Been Dismantled, Claims Pakistan's Military Spokesperson

Pakistan's military has claimed that the Al Qaeda has been dismantled.

Election Commission of India Officers' Committee Examines Responses on Karnataka Polls Date Leak

Following the alleged data leak regarding the schedule of the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, an Officers' Committee constituted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) examined responses submitted by the parties involved.

Parental Conflict Affects Children's Mental Health

Parents need to be thoughtful about how they express conflict in front of their children as, according to a study, it can do lasting damages to kids.

Indian Football Team's 12-match Unbeaten Streak Ends

A late header from Jeje Lalpekhlua could not prevent the Indian football team's 12-match unbeaten streak from coming to an end as the side went down 1-2 to Kyrgyz Republic in their last Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers here at the Dolon Omurzakov Stadium last evening.

Chris Wylie had no Direct Knowledge of Company's Work Since 2014

Cambridge Analytica (CA), which is in the midst of the Facebook data privacy storm, has come to the fore and responded to the hearing of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, saying that whistleblower Chris Wylie had "no direct knowledge of the company's work or practices since 2014."

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Contemporary fiction is overrated’

Andrew Anthony interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard in The Guardian, When we last spoke three years ago, you said you’d become bored with your style of writing. Is the Seasons Quartet a move away from that style? I wanted to do something different...

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Contemporary fiction is overrated’

Andrew Anthony interviews Karl Ove Knausgaard in The Guardian,When we last spoke three years ago, you said you’d become bored with your style of writing. Is the Seasons Quartet a move away from that style? I wanted to do something different...

The Root of All Cruelty?

Paul Bloom writes in The NewYorker,As the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss noted, “humankind ceases at the border of the tribe, of the linguistic group, even sometimes of the village.” Today, the phenomenon seems inescapable. Google...

SC Give Verdict on a Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Mahatma Gandhi's Assassination

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce judgment on a petition seeking an inquiry into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

Remembering Noida's History of Violence Towards African American Students

On 24 March, 2017, more than fifty people invaded a house where five African students stayed in Greater Noida, India. People were told that they were suspects in a case of kidnapping and murder. The accusation turned out to be false after the repeated searches and jailing of the African students. The incident turned a year old today

How to Understand What Info Mobile Apps Are Collecting About You

Lisa Gutermuth writes in Slate, (Dated Feb 2017)There’s an old truism that’s popular among privacy advocates: “If you’re not paying, you’re the product.” Your age, interests, purchasing habits, frequented locations, health, and social map are...

“Women Force Ko Laao Aur Maaro Saali Ko”: All That I Saw, Heard And...

Shreeja Banerjee in Youth Ki Awaaz writes, If Friday’s violence, force, brutality and bizarreness wasn’t enough, the mainstream media’s silence throughout the weekend, the connivance of the police to accuse JNU students of rioting and a grotesque apology to have harassed a journalist,...

“Women Force Ko Laao Aur Maaro Saali Ko”: All That I Saw, Heard And...

Shreeja Banerjee in Youth Ki Awaaz writes,If Friday’s violence, force, brutality and bizarreness wasn’t enough, the mainstream media’s silence throughout the weekend, the connivance of the police to accuse JNU students of rioting and a grotesque apology to have harassed a journalist,...

Supreme Court Snubs Khap Panchayat's Interference in Marriage

Sending out a stern message to Khap Panchayats, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an assembly intended to scuttle the marriage of two consenting adults will be deemed illegal.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. Advises Indiabulls on Rs.2000 Crore Rights Issue

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM & Co.) advised Indiabulls Ventures Limited (Indiabulls) on its Rs. 2000 Crore rights issue, which was oversubscribed by approximately 1.33 times.

Meghan Markle's Nephew Not Invited to Royal Wedding

Soon-to-be member of the British Royal family and American actress Meghan Markle's nephew said that he and his mother have not yet received the wedding invitation from the former.

Trump's Lawyer Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Stormy Daniels Amid Threat Claim

The United States President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday sent a cease and desist letter to adult star Stormy Daniels over her claims of being threatened by a man, purportedly sent by Cohen and having an alleged sexual encounter with the US President.

Stormy Daniels Sues Trump's Lawyer for Defamation

Adult star Stormy Daniels on Monday accused the US President Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen for defamation, amending her lawsuit against the US President.

Pakistan's Balance of Payments Worsens, Likely to Approach IMF Next Month

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has accepted the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) pre-condition to let the Pakistani rupee depreciate by over four percent to qualify for any fresh bailout package needed to avoid a default-like situation.

Supreme Court to Hear Plea on Guidelines for School Children's Safety

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea seeking its direction for a comprehensive set of guidelines to ensure safety and security of school children.

ED to Begin Attaching Vijay Mallya's Properties

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will on Tuesday begin attaching the properties of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, under Section 83 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Police Arrests Accused Driver in Madhya Pradesh Journalist's Murder

Driver of the truck which ran over the Madhya Pradesh journalist, investigating sand mafia-police nexus, was arrested by the police on Monday night from Bhind.

Two Journalists Killed in Bihar's Bhojpur

Two journalists were killed in Bihar's Bhojpur district on Sunday.

CBI Opposes Bail Plea of Karti's Chartered Accountant

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a reply in the CBI Special Court and opposed anticipatory bail plea of Karti Chidambaram's chartered accountant S. Bhaskararaman in connection with INX Media money laundering case.

Living man Declared Dead in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad

In Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad, a 'living' man was allegedly pronounced 'dead' by the Revenue Department on Saturday.

Martin Vizcarra Sworn in as Peru's new President, Vows to Fight Graft

Peruvian regional governor Martin Vizcarra was on Friday sworn in as the country's new president, after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski abruptly resigned on Wednesday over a corruption scandal.

I Shouldn't Have Said What I Said, Says Joe Biden on Trumps Tweet

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden on Friday expressed regret and said that he "should not have made such comments" on US President Donald Trump.

European Union Leaders Support United Kingdom's Claims on Russian spy Attack

The European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday supported the United Kingdom's claims, that Russia was 'highly likely' responsible for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal earlier this month.

CRPF Personnel Placed Under Suspension for vandalising Periyar's statue

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who was arrested for vandalising Periyar's statue in Tamil Nadu's Pudukottai, was placed under suspension on Wednesday.

BJP Karnataka Leader Yediyurappa's Lingayat Stance Remains Murky

BJP state President, B. S. Yeddyurappa's stance on the demand for a separate Lingayat religion is under the lens. A document from 2013 that has been leaked in which he supports a separate Lingayat religion. This is contrary to his current public political stance that Lingayat are Hindus and that there is no need for a separate religion status for them

Don't Want to Waste Time on Defamation Cases, Says Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday that he would rather utilise his time in service of the people than doing rounds of the courts for the defamation cases filed against him and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

RTI Shows Left Leader's Murderer Received Parole Every Month for 3 Years

Right To Information (RTI) reply has revealed that CPI(M) leader and murder convict P.K. Kunhanandan was given 15 days parole every month since 2015

Granting Separate Religion Status to Lingayats 'Politically Decision' Says Veerashaivas

The Veerashaiva Lingayat Samanvaya Samiti on Monday opposed Karnataka government's decision of granting a separate religion status for the Lingayats community and termed it a politically motivated decision.

FIR Against Ashwini Choubey's son for Inciting Communal Violence

A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Choubey and others on Monday, in connection with a communal clash that broke in Bihar's Bhagalpur.

'Third Front' Will be for People Says Telangana CM

Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday said that idea of 'third front' pitched by him, will be for the people of the country.

Here's why Moms-to-be Should Avoid Drinking From Plastic Bottles

Pregnant women who drink from plastic bottles may be harming their children's brain development, according to a recent study

Deported Mumbai Resident's Wife Struggling to Bring him Back

Sajida Khan, wife of Siraj Khan who was deported to Pakistan from Mumbai after 23 years following court orders, has sought Indian government's help

Karan Johar Wishes 'big love' of his Life on 75th Birthday

Ace filmmaker and doting son Karan Johar has marked his mother, Hiroo Johar's 75th birthday by posting an adorable collage on social media

Modi Government Disrupted India's Foreign Policy Says Congress

The Congress on Sunday launched an all-out attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi government over its foreign policy and said that the policy has been converted into a divisive national issue by the ruling dispensation

Shami's Wife Requests Mamata Banerjee to Meet her

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to meet and listen to her side of the story regarding her allegations against her husband

RSS Agenda of Polarisation Becomes Conspicuous With Vinay Katiyar's Latest Statement Regarding Babri Masjid

RSS camp's Hindutva agenda is becoming clearer with the series of deliberately provocative statements that are being produced by BJP leaders. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar has stoked controversy by saying that "Ram Janmabhumi" needs another sacrifice from the Hindu community

Delhi Holds First Exhibition of International Jewellery Brand Chemmanur's Diamonds Collection

A 155 Year old trusted brand from South, Chemmanur International Jewellers Group launched its new Diamond Jewellery Collection "AMRA" in Delhi. The exhibition for the same was started from 16th March to 24th March at Royal Plaza Hotel. Chemmanur's Diamond Jewellery Exhibition was inaugurated by highly talented and charismatic Actor and MP Kirron Kher.

Terrorists Attack SSP Shopian's Vehicle

The vehicle of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Shopian was attacked by the terrorists on Saturday in Hajipora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district.

Rahul Gandhi Thanks Chidambaram, Others for 'Protecting Party'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday, while addressing the Plenary Session, thanked senior party leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, P Chidambaram and others for protecting the party.

'Jagtar Singh Tara Doesn't Regret Killing Beant Singh' Says Lawyer

Jagtar Singh Tara does not regret killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, his lawyer Simarjeet Singh said on Saturday.

Bihar Police Confirmed Darbhanga Murder was a case of 'old Land Dispute'

The Bihar Police on Saturday confirmed that the murder of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tej Naraya's father in Darbhanga district was a case of old land dispute and has no connection with the naming of chowk.

Bangladesh Supreme Court to Hear Khaleda Zia's Bail Plea Tomorrow

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh will on Sunday hear four separate petitions filed in connection with a high court order that granted bail to former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Portronics Launches "FABRIK" High Speed Wireless Mouse

Portronics, a portable digital product provider launched "FABRIK" - a 2.4GHz wireless mouse made of cotton cloth fabric, thus causing less discomfort in one's fingers and wrists caused by working for long hours.

Xi-Jinping Gets Second Term as China's President

China's Parliament re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's president and also the chairman of Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China on Saturday, making way for his second term in the office.

Indian Industry Launches 'AARC' Recycling Initiative

Leading corporations have joined hands to form the Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC) - a first-of-its-kind initiative to further strengthen the end-to-end waste management ecosystem by engaging with all stakeholders across the value chain.

Why 'ice Crunch' Videos are Breaking the Internet

A bizarre new trend, dubbed as the 'ice crunch,' is gaining popularity among the netizens.

Nawazuddin's Advocate Held in Call Data Records Case

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's advocate Rizwan Siddiqui has been arrested by the Thane Crime Branch in connection with a Call Data Records (CDR) racket that was unearthed in January.

Tribal Students' Protest Spills Onto Streets

Around 350 tribal students of two government-run schools marched around 20 kilometres in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district protesting against the ill-behaviour of their headmaster.

Aam Aadmi Party Punjab Leader Resigns After Kejriwal's Apology Letter

Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab unit vice president Aman Arora on Friday resigned from his post following party founder Arvind Kejriwal's apology letter to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia

Sensex, Nifty dip Post Telugu Desam Party's Withdrawal From National Democratic Alliance

Market indices fell sharply in Friday morning trade, after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Rihanna Slams Snapchat's Offensive ad

Rihanna has spoken out against the Snapchat ad that made light of her 2009 domestic violence incident with former beau Chris Brown.

Politician has Links With 'Khalistan'-Supporting Sikh Rapper, Says Canadian Daily

Controversy has surfaced in Canadian politics again, with the leader of a prominent social democratic party, the New Democratic Party (NDP), being found to have close links with a Canadian Sikh rapper known for promoting the need for "Khalistan", or an independent homeland for Sikhs.

Pearl Academy Celebrates 25 Years of its Legacy With 'Influence' at AIFW '18

Pearl Academy, which completes 25 years in the industry this year, celebrated its legacy with 'Influence' - a show by 17 alumni of the institution, at AIFW '18.

Pak Court Asks Govt to Suspend Musharraf's Passport

A Pakistan special court on Friday has asked the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government to suspend the passport and Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) of former Pakistan President General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf in the 2013 high-treason case.

National Democratic Alliance did Injustice to Andhra Pradesh According to Chief Minister's Office

The injustice meted out to the state of Andhra Pradesh by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), prompted the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to pull out of the alliance, the Chief Minister's Office stated on Friday

Multi-Cultural Event in Manipur Celebrates India's Diversity

Cutting across all religions, caste and creed a multi-cultural event was organized in Kwatha village of Manipur in order to celebrate the country's diversity.

Kerala HC Stays Govt Decision to Hike Nurses' Salary

The Kerala High Court stayed the release of the final notification on fixing the minimum wages of nurses.

Jr. Doctor's Strike in AP Enters Ninth day

Medical service in Visakhapatnam remains to be critical as junior doctors, led by Andhra Pradesh Junior Doctors Association (APJUDA), staged a silent protest for the ninth consecutive day on Friday, seeking an early settlement of their demands.

Improving the Alzheimer's Brain With Cell Therapy

Transplanting a special type of neuron into the brains of patients diagnosed with Alzheimers could help reverse their memory loss, according to a recent study.

Harry-Meghan Wedding Gets Queen's Official Consent

Queen Elizabeth II has given Prince Harry and Meghan Markle her formal blessing.

Bhagwant Mann Quits as AAP's Punjab Chief

Punjab Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Bhagwant Mann resigned from the state president's post on Friday.

Purnima Barman: On a Mission to Protect Endangered Storks

A young woman, Purnima Devi Barman, from Assam has been conferred the 'Nari Shakti Puraskar' by the President, Ram Nath Kovind, in New Delhi on International Women's Day, for her efforts in conserving the Adjutant Stork which is almost on the verge of extinction.

Panasonic Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic had recently marked its 100th anniversary here by launching the 'Panasonic Museum' in Kadoma City, Osaka.