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TN: Priests Suspended for Decorating Idol in ‘Salwar Kameez’

Two priests of a temple in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district have been suspended for decorating the idol of the presiding deity in salwar kameez, an outfit worn by women in India.

TN: Priests Suspended for Decorating Idol in 'Salwar Kameez'

Two priests of a temple in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district have been suspended for decorating the idol of the presiding deity in salwar kameez, an outfit worn by women in India.

Chhattisgarh Cong. stages ‘Pakora’ protest

The Congress party on Tuesday staged a 'pakoda protest' in Chhattisgarh's Raipur.

Free Karachi campaign will draw world’s attention towards Karachi

Free Karachi spokesperson Nadeem Nusrat on Tuesday said that their campaign aims to draw the attention of the world towards Karachi as Muhajirs have never been accepted as citizens in the city.

Free Karachi campaign will draw world's attention towards Karachi

Free Karachi spokesperson Nadeem Nusrat on Tuesday said that their campaign aims to draw the attention of the world towards Karachi as Muhajirs have never been accepted as citizens in the city.

Indian businesses moving to Oracle Cloud for hyper growth

Oracle India has announced that Oracle Cloud services spanning SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are experiencing a surge in demand in the country. More and more organisations, from large companies to SMBs are selecting Oracle Cloud as they embark on their inevitable, digital transformation journeys.

Super 30: Presenting Hrithik’s first look

Hrithik Roshan has treated the fans with the first look of his upcoming film 'Super 30'.

Renault reveals KWID Super Hero Edition in association with Marvel’s Avengers

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, created history with its global car for conquest, Renault KWID. This attractive, innovative and affordable car, is a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, selling more than 200,000 vehicles so far.

Renault reveals KWID Super Hero Edition in association with Marvel's Avengers

Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, created history with its global car for conquest, Renault KWID. This attractive, innovative and affordable car, is a true game-changer and volume driver for Renault India, selling more than 200,000 vehicles so far.

Scientists discover enormous reserves of mercury in permafrost

Scientists have discovered massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost.

Global Investors Summit: AAI pavilion attracted visitors

The Airports Authority of India's (AAI) pavilion at the 'Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018' in Guwahati drew a large number of visitors and investors.

Congress hits back at Amit Shah over RS speech

The Congress on Tuesday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah over his statement on Pakoda sellers and Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the Rajya Sabha.

Anil Baijal reviews action plan for combating air pollution

Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has reviewed the detailed action plan of agencies and stakeholders on measures to combat air pollution in the national capital.

Dow tumbles more than 1000 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has tumbled more than 1000 points, dropping below 25,000, which is the worst fall in points since September 2008.

For speaking up against the caste wall in Kerala, Malayali poet attacked by RSS

Noted Malayalam poet K Sreekumar was allegedly attacked by rightwing Hindu group RSS for speaking against the caste wall. The incident happened on Monday night in Kollam district while he was returning from a public function.

Markets Will Continue to Fall: Experts

The Indian stock markets continued their free fall for the third day since the presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19. If experts are to believed, the slump is likely to continue for the next few days.

TMC Protests Against Fuel Price Hike

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) here on Tuesday protested against the hike in petrol, diesel and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) price in India.

Nadal Targets Injury Return at Mexico Open

World number one Rafael Nadal, who is currently recovering from a thigh injury, is hoping to make a return in competitive tennis by the end of this month.

Siddaramaiah Asks PM to Investigate Justice Loya’s Death

The Karnataka CM asked PM Narendra Modi to appoint "an untainted person" as the candidate for the post and to investigate the death of Justice Loya.

Market Plunge Washes Away Rs. 4.95 Lakh cr Investor Wealth

According to Moneycontrol, following the downfall, total market capitalisation of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) listed companies eroded by Rs. 4,94,766 crore to Rs. 1,43,00,981 crore.

Nike Premier Cup 2018: Aizawl FC Face Defending Champ Minerva

Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC will look to defend their crown when they lock horns with Aizawl FC in the semi-finals of the Nike Premier Cup 2018, which is organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Odisha Congress Leader Frida Topno Passes Away

Odisha Congress leader Frida Topno breathed her last on Tuesday morning in Bhubaneswar.

Rajasthan Swimmer set to Create Another Record

Gauravi Singhvi swimmer from Rajasthan's Udaipur is all set to create another record by swimming for a distance of approximately 48 kilometers.

‘Frasier’ Star John Mahoney Passes Away

Best known for his role as Kelsey Grammer's dad on 'Frasier', actor John Mahoney has died at the age of 77.

I-League: Churchill to Face Defending Champ Aizawl

After having won against Minerva Punjab FC in their last I-League clash, Churchill Brothers will now face defending champions Aizawl FC in their next encounter at the Tilak Maidan in Goa on Wednesday.

Mathews ruled out of B’desh T20Is due to Injury

Sri Lankan limited-overs skipper Angelo Mathews' injury troubles continue. He has been ruled out of the two-match T20I series against Bangladesh, beginning February 15 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

40 Tested HIV Positive in UP, due to Infected Needle Used by Quack

A quack who was treating people in the vicinity had allegedly used an infected needle to treat all the victims.

Sensex Continues Freefall, Plunges by 1200 pts

The Indian stock markets continue to bleed with the Sensex crashing 1,240.45 points in morning trade. The 30-share BSE fell 3.57 percent at 33,516.71 and the 50-share NSE Nifty fell 369.60 points at 10296.90.

Opioid Cessation Successful When Depression is Cured

In the current study, they find that patients with chronic prescription opioid use and depression who adhered to anti-depressant medications were more likely to stop opioids.

Diabetics Twice as Likely to Develop Cataract

Diabetes doubles the chance of developing cataract, with the relative risk highest in those aged between 45 and 54, according to a study.

Tripura Polls: BJP Produces new Pack of Lies Everywhere, Says Brinda Karat

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his party produced new pack of lies wherever they went.

VISA, Mastercard Make it Difficult to buy Bitcoin

Multinational financial services corporation, VISA and Mastercard have now made it more difficult for users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Mehsud Encounter Killing: Pashtuns Come out to Streets in Protest

New DelhiRao Anwar Ahmed Khan's police force in Karachi shot dead a 27-year old Mehsud Naseemullah (aka Naqeebullah), originally from South Waziristan, during an encounter. There have been similar encounters in the past and...

Jaitley attributes fiscal slippage to 11 months GST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday attributed the 0.3 percent fiscal slippage to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) accrued from 11 months of the year rather than 12.

Illegal Confinement case: Look out Notice Against ‘God-Person’ Virender Dikshit

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a lookout notice against self-proclaimed god-person Baba Virendra Dev Dixit in connection with the case involving a north Delhi-based ashram, Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya, where more than 40 girls were allegedly kept in an illegal confinement.

Maharashtra: Tiger to get Prosthetic Limb

In what may be the first instance of it, a tiger in Maharashtra will be getting a prosthetic limb, with the joint efforts of Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science University (MAFSU) and an orthopaedic surgeon of Nagpur.

Gorakhpur: UP Board Stalls 11,400 Admit Cards

As many as 11,400 students from Gorakhpur may not be able to appear in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Board examination as the Board did not issue their admit cards.

Paul Simon Announces Farewell Tour

Singer Paul Simon has announced to retire from live performances following his upcoming tour, Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour.

AIMPLB to Hold Plenary Meeting on Babri Masjid, Triple Talaq

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will hold its 26th plenary meeting of general and executive members on February 9 and 10 which will be held in Hyderabad's Owaisi hospital.

Fire Breaks out in Mumbai Slums

Fire broke out at the slums near Laxmi Industrial Estate on Andheri - Kurla Road in Mumbai, late on Monday night.

Hindu right-wing group stakes claim repeatedly on India’s Historical Monument, Taj Mahal

Hindu right-wing groups in India, notorious for spreading religious fundamentalism and fanaticism across the largest democracy has again tried to stir up controversy, staking claims to India's ancient treasures and historical monuments.

INX media case: Court Orders Arrest of Indrani Mukerjea

A special court on Monday ordered the arrest of Indrani Mukerjea in connection with the INX media case.

Shillong Lajong’s Lalmuanpuia Would Like to see Themself Being the Best Footballer in the...

19-year-old Samuel Lalmuanpuia's is the new club captain of Shillong Lajong FC in the I-League 2017-18.

SC Slams Khap Panchayats, Asks Centre for Suggestions to Protect Couples

The apex court also observed that "no Khap Panchayat or society can question" if an adult man and woman opt for an inter-caste marriage.

Swiggy Launches Services in Jaipur

Food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday announced the launch of its operations in Jaipur.

Ola Signs MoU With Assam Govt. to Bring App-Based River Taxis in City

Taxi aggregator Ola on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Assam to pilot an app-based river taxi service in Guwahati.

Justice Loya Death Case: No Record of Hospital Treatment, Says Petitioner’s Lawyer

Counsel of petitioner in Special CBI judge Justice B H Loya death case on Monday apprised the Supreme Court that there was no record of the medical treatment given to the latter before he died.

B’desh, Lanka Batspeople up in Rankings Post Chittagong Test

The first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka saw batspeople making gains in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) player rankings released on Monday.

Medicines Sold in India Pose Threat to Antibiotic Resistance Control

A new study has revealed that multinational pharmaceutical companies continue to manufacture dozens of unapproved formulations, despite the global health crisis of rising antimicrobial resistance.

Life ban on Sreesanth: SC Issues Notice to BCCI

The Supreme Court on Monday sought reply from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth's appeal against his life ban in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms and Treatment

Prostate cancer is extremely prevalent among asymptomatic men throughout the world. As per a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence and mortality estimates per 100,000 age-normalized populations in India is nine and three respectively.

CRPF Crowned Senior Women’s Hockey Champions

Central Reserve Police Force were crowned as champions of the 8th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship 2018 (B Division) after they defeated Kerala Hockey by a margin of 7-0 in the final match of the competition here last evening.

TDP Protests Over Budgetary Allocation for Andhra

Members of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs on Monday staged a protest at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament.

Record Snowfall Hits Moscow, Kills 1

One person died and five others were injured after Moscow experienced a record-breaking snowstorm.

Indian Women’s Cricket Team to Take on South Africa in First ODI

A few months after their performance in the ICC World Cup, the Indian women's cricket team will play against South Africa when the two sides head into the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Diamond Oval here on Monday.

PML-Q to Fight Pak Senate Elections Together

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) have announced that they will join hands and contest the upcoming Senate elections together.

Rajya Sabha Adjourned Over Noida Police Shooting

The Rajya Sabha was adjourned on Monday till 2 pm after the house witnessed a protest by the Samajwadi Party (SP) over the Noida police shooting issue.

Herbal Remedies With Prescription Drugs ‘Harmful’

Mixing herbal remedies with conventional drugs can result in a wide range of dangers, according to a study.

Google Asks India #SecurityCheckKiya

With an objective to create awareness around internet safety and reiterate its efforts to protect netizens, Google India on Monday announced its public safety initiative '#SecurityCheckKiya'.

S Korea for High-Level Talks With North’s Delegation

South Korea will seek to have high-level talks with the North Korean delegation, led by its ceremonial leader Kim Yong-nam who will attend the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on February 9, the Unification Ministry said on Monday.

Opening Bell: Sensex Plunges by 500 pts

Markets continue to crumble post the Union Budget 2018, with the Sensex opening 527.75 points lower at 34,539 in early morning trade on Monday. Nifty declined by 166.40 points to 10,594.20.

IOC Executive Board Maintains Financial Suspension of AIBA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board on Monday decided to maintain the financial suspension of the Association of International Boxing Associations (AIBA) and demanded a new report on its governance by April 30.

Super Bowl 2018: Pink Slams People Criticising her National Anthem Performance

Three-time Grammy winner Pink has hit back at the people who criticised her National Anthem Performance at the beginning of the 2018 Super Bowl.

10 Trains Cancelled due to low Visibility in Northern Region

10 trains have been cancelled, and 19 are arriving late owing to the low visibility in the national capital region on Monday.

Racquet Rangers Defeat Mumbai Mavericks to win Super Squash Junior Title

The Racquet Rangers defeated Mumbai Mavericks 40-30 in a battle to win the Transcom Super Squash Juniors League Mumbai crown at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana here on Sunday.

Historic Ridge in Shimla Develops Fresh Cracks

During a recent inspection, authorities have detected fresh cracks in an underground water tank.

Celebrities Come in Support of Uma Thurman

Several Hollywood actors came in support of Uma Thurman after the actress revealed that she was sexually assaulted by film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Disturbed Over Chronic Illness, Boy Commits Suicide

A 14-year-old boy suffering from a chronic disease in Uttarakhand's Haridwar, shot himself to death on Sunday evening.

5,000 Varieties of Seeds Showcased in Hyderabad Festival

Over 5,000 varieties of seeds were showcased in a two-day seed festival in Hyderabad that concluded on Sunday.

Arunachal: 9 Govt. Hospitals to be Upgraded to e-Hospitals

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced that nine existing government hospitals in the state would be upgraded to e-hospitals.

Diplomacy to Resolve Rohingya Crisis is on: B’desh

The Bangladesh government has been holding multilateral talks to have a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.

PM Will not Benefit From Statements Against K’taka Govt: Congress

The Congress Party on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements intending to dethrone the party from Karnataka government would not yield results.

Will Boxing be Expelled From Games? International Olympic Committee Lays Down Conditions

Boxing could face expulsion from the next Olympics Games if the issues surrounding the sport's governance and finances are not sorted out, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

INX Media Case: Indrani Likely to be Produced in Court Today

Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, is likely to be produced before a Delhi court on Monday in connection with the INX media case.

Goods Train Derails in Chhattisgarh

A goods train carrying iron has derailed in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

Delhi Dental Council Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges, Delhi Health Minister Under the Scanner

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a Registrar and a lawyer of Delhi Dental Council in an alleged bribery case of approximately Rs 4,73,000.

CBDT Responds to Queries Regarding Long-Term Capital Gains Taxation

Responding to frequent queries regarding taxation of long-term capital gains as proposed in the Finance Bill, 2018, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Sunday gave answers in the form of Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs.

Malaysia Bans ‘Padmaavat’ Over Negative Portrayal of Khilji

Malaysia banned Bollywood film 'Padmaavat' from being screened in its theatres over the negative portrayal of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, its home ministry announced on Friday.

Spinners Kept the Momentum Going: Virat Kohli

Skipper Virat Kohli praised his spinners for keeping the pressure on Proteas for the majority of the game, which resulted in India's emphatic nine-wicket victory here on Sunday.

Cop Shoots two in Noida

Two people were allegedly shot at by a police personnel on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Noida Sector-122.