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Unable to Clear Dues, 'Helpless' Mehul Choksi Writes to Employees

Owner of Gitanjali Gems, Mehul Choksi, expressed his "helplessness" in a letter to his employees, stating that he would be unable to clear their dues in lieu of the ongoing probe in the 1.77 billion dollar Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

Bomb Explosions hit Myanmar's Rakhine State

A series of four bomb explosions occurred on Saturday in Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state

Instagram's global community team to be eliminated

The global promoter segment of popular photo and video sharing app, Instagram, will soon be dissolved, the makers said.

BJP MLA Tries to Spark Controversy With 'Produce more children' Rhetoric to Hindus

In yet another attempt to spark controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that Hindus should not stop producing children until a law for population control comes into existence

Uttarakhand man Sets Eecord by Creating World's Smallest Pencil

A man has set a record by creating the world's smallest pencil in Uttarakhand's Haldwani

Burqa-Clad Women Playing Board Game at Mecca's Mosque Spark Controversy

A photo of four Burqa-clad women playing a board game in the premises of Mecca's holy mosque went viral on social media and has sparked online controversy across Saudi Arabia

Kylie Jenner's Tweet Cost Snapchat $1.5 Billion

Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, one of social media's most prominent influencers, has sent shares of Snap Inc. down more than six percent - apparently - with just one tweet.

Polarisation Tactics Continue: Mathura Walls Painted Saffron Ahead of CM Adityanath's Visit

In yet another shot at polarisation in the state by inciting communal sentiments, the buildings and walls of Mathura are getting a touch of saffron. This is ahead of Chief Minister Adityanath's visit to the city to participate in the Lathmar Holi, a Hindu festival.

Canada Flew Celebrity Restaurateur to India at Taxpayer's Expense for Trudeau

The Government of Canada flew Vancouver celebrity restaurateur and Chef Vikram Vij to India at the expense of taxpayer's money to cook for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other ministers

MLAs Fear 'Spirits' Haunting Rajasthan Assembly, Demand 'Yagya'

Stating that Rajasthan Assembly building was haunted, the MLAs on Thursday demanded a 'yagya' - a Hindu ritual performed by priests - in what they believe to be an attempt to exorcise spirits.

UK MP condemns racist attack on Sikh guest

Member of Parliament (MP) in United Kingdom (UK) Tanmanjeet S Dhesi on Thursday strongly condemned the alleged racial attack on his guest whose turban was pulled off while standing in a queue outside the British Parliament.

Jharkhand Police Conduct Raid at PFI Center

The Jharkhand Police on Thursday raided a training center of Popular Front of India (PFI) in Pakur district of the state.

China Denies Arson in Tibetian Temple Fire

China has denied arson as the cause of a fire at a Tibetian Buddhist temple in Lhasa, its state media reported on Thursday.

China Distribute 300,000 TVs in Rural Areas

The ruling Communist Party in China is distributing around 300,000 television sets to people in the rural areas of the country in order to spread its propaganda deeper into the Chinese society.

Piyush Goyal Assures Simpler Railway Procurement Process

Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday spoke about making procurement process in the Railways simpler and effective.

Senior ITDC Official Arrested in Bribery Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested a senior manager of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000.

SC Asks Amrapali Group to Complete Leisure Valley Project

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the real estate company, Amrapali, to complete their unfinished work of 19 towers in its leisure park project situated at Greater Noida.

Fire Breaks Out at Mumbai Godown

Fire broke out at a godown in Mumbai's Jogeshwari area.

Nitish Government Plotting Against me, Claims Tejashwi Yadav

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday alleged that Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government was conspiring against him.

Unable to Pay Hiked Fees, Student Given TC

A private school in Kolkata allegedly handed a transfer certificate (TC) to a student last month, when his parents asked for more time to pay the hiked fees.

Will fight with Centre for Andhra's Development: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would fight with the Centre against its 'non-cooperation' for the development of the state

Apex Court's Judgment Might Create Havoc in Pakistan

The recent judgment on former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan might create havoc in the country, according to a meeting chaired by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Fire in Mumbai's Goregaon Doused

A major fire that broke out in Mumbai's Goregaon on Wednesday has been doused

British Company in Talks to buy Mallya's Formula One Team

A UK-based energy drinks company is in talks to buy Force India, the formula one team owned by money laundering accused liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

Oxfam Sexual Harassment Heats up Arguments in Social Media

Priyamavada Gopal, a Cambridge academic from UK responds to Mary Beard's misplaced 'empathy' towards the sexual assault charges against the charity organisation 'Oxfam'https://www.facebook.com/priyamvada.gopal/posts/10215744070218631

Hyderabad's Temple Holds Special Prayers for Solving 'Banking Crisis'

As the whole country is shocked over the Nirav Modi scam, a special pooja 'Chakrabaja Madala Arachana' was performed at Chilkur Balaji Temple in Ranga Reddy district to 'save money facing threat from political and governmental interference in banking system'

Arvind Subramanian Praises Telangana's Land Record Programme

Chief Economic Adviser to the Central Government, Arvind Subramanian has praised Telangana's land record programme

India is not Among the top 20 Coffee Drinking Countries, it's tea for India

In not-so-good news for coffee drinkers in India as it is not ranked among the top 20 coffee drinking countries of the world, according to a survey

Trump Jr. arriving in India with business, foreign policy in mind

United States President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., is coming to India with business and foreign policy in mind.

My son framed by PNB in Nirav Modi fraud case: Hanumant Kharat

My son has been framed by the Punjab National Bank in the Nirav Modi fraud case, said Hanumant Kharat, father of Manoj Kharat.

Maken's Working Style had Done Damage to Congress: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took a dig at the Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and said that his "working style had done a lot of damage to the party."

Nepal's NPC Urges Government to Interrogate Chinese Firm

The National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal has urged the government to interrogate China Three Gorges International Corporation over the construction of the Paschim (West) Seti Hydro Power Project.

BAFTA: 'Three Billboards' Wins Supporting Actor, Best British Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' took the first award of the night for outstanding British film, which was presented by Jennifer Lawrence

"Manikya Malaraya Poovi" Will Resonate in Supreme Court now

Priya Prakash Varrier has approached the supreme court against the case filed against her, which alleged the viral song is hurting religious sentiments as its about the love shared between Prophet Muhammed and his first wife Khadeejja

Mother, Daughter Forced to eat Human Excreta for 'Practising Witchcraft'

The victims have registered their complaints against the accused for forcing them to eat faeces and tonsuring them.

Fidel Castro is not Justin Trudeau's Father, Says Canada

Canadian government has put a stop to rumour mills stating that Fidel Castro is the 'real' father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canadian Firms Want India's Business, While the Liberals Want Indo-Canadian Votes

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's India visit seems to be part of a plan to tap the Indo-Canadian votes.

Lack of Money for Last Rites, Woman Donates Son's Body

Bastar    A woman from Chhattisgarh's Bastar donated her deceased son's body to Jagdalpur Medical College, as she had no money to transport his mortal remains back to the village or to perform the last rites. Sister-in-law...

'Nirav Modi is BJP's Partner,' Says Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for having connections with jeweller Nirav Modi, who is embroiled in a 11500 crore fraud case

New Poster of 'Raid' Features Majority of the Star Cast

The new poster of Ajay Devgn starrer 'Raid' is out and sees majority of the star cast in it.

'Cheat India' Release Date Out

The release date for Emraan Hashmi's next, 'Cheat India', has been announced.

Can’t build Mexico wall never mind, but could build Pak-Afghan wall

Pakistan is relying on United States President Donald Trump's help in building a wall along its border with Afghanistan.

Can't build Mexico wall never mind, but could build Pak-Afghan wall

Pakistan is relying on United States President Donald Trump's help in building a wall along its border with Afghanistan.

Federer Becomes Oldest World No.1 in Tennis

Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has become the oldest world number one after he defeated his Dutch opponent Robin Haase at Rotterdam's ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.

Justin Trudeau embarks on India visit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday embarked on his first visit to India.

13 Russians indicted for interfering in 2016 US election

United States Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for allegedly interfering in the 2016 United States elections.

A 200 Year Cauvery Dispute Has Been Settled With An Increase In Karnataka's Portion...

In a much awaited Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery river water sharing dispute, Tamil Nadu's share has been reduced, while the portion for Karnataka has been increased.

Milkbasket Recognised as 'Startup of the Year' 2017

Milkbasket, India's first and largest micro-delivery platform has been recognised as 'Startup of the Year' 2017 at the 7th Small Business Awards.

Raman Singh Drinking to bed Since Punia's Appointment: Congress MLA

A Congress MLA from Chhattisgarh has stirred controversy with his recent remark on Chief Minister Raman Singh of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the latter has been losing sleep and "might be drinking alcohol before bed" since the appointment of PL Punia as Chhattisgarh in-charge of Congress.

US Senate Rejects Trump's 'Immigration Plan'

The United States Senate on Thursday decisively rejected legislation based on President Trump's framework for an immigration deal in a 39-60 vote.

Florida Shooting Suspect 'is Part of White Supremacist Group'

However, even after 8 shootings in schools within a span of the first seven weeks in 2018, the US government seems to be thinking of the American gun problem in terms of mental illness.

Parrikar Undergoing Treatment for 'Mild Pancreatitis' in Mumbai

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati hospital, is undergoing treatment for "mild pancreatitis", said a party official.

Nepal Through to World Cup Qualifiers After 'Thrilling' Finish

Nepal qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe after a thrilling finish at the ICC World Cricket League Division 2.

Delhi to Observe India's First Radio Festival

India's first radio festival will be held in Delhi on Thursday.

Rahul's Association With Hindus has Shaken BJP in Karnataka: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Thursday claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi increasing association with Hindus has shaken the political ground of Bhartiya Janata Party in the electoral state Karnataka.

This Muslim Fashion Blogger Just Exposed American Media's Islamophobia

Hoda Katebi, a Muslim fashion blogger has, in a TV show exposed the Islamophobia of American media and TV. The Iranian-American was told during a segment on Chicago's 'WGN News' that she did not 'sound American' when she expressed her views.

Zippserv Launches 'PricePoint': India's First-ever Platform for Transparent Pricing in Real Estate

Zippserv, India's first comprehensive Real-Estate Risk Assessment platform has launched a one-of-its-kind service - 'PricePoint'. PricePoint helps consumers in Bengaluru freely access the latest registered sale transactions on over 1600 most sought-after apartment projects a google map based user-friendly interface.

One Killed After Fire Breaks out in Mumbai's Godown

One person was killed after a massive fire broke out at a godown in Mittal Estate building in Mumbai's Andheri on Thursday.

PNB Identifies Lenders Over LoU's Issued in Nirav Modi Fraud Case

It has emerged that the fraudulently issued Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) from the Mumbai branch of Punjab National Bank (PNB) were in favour of Hong Kong branches of Allahabad Bank and Axis Bank, that helped facilitate Rs 280.7 crore fraud by jewellery designer Nirav Modi among others.

Here's why Eating Yogurt is Good for Your Heart

Yogurt is good for heart health as it has been found to reduce the risk of heart disease. Its intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.

Pradhan Blames Odisha Govt for 'Lawlessness'

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday hit out at the Odisha Government for not punishing the party workers involved in crime against women in the state.

Pak Bans Hafiz Saeed's Charities Days Before Financial Action Task Force Meeting

The move comes across as a desperate attempt before a key meeting by the Financial Action Task Force, a global money-laundering watchdog, which is due to consider a US-sponsored motion to place Pakistan on a list of countries failing to prevent "terrorism" financing.

Piper Perabo Boards Gerard Butler starrer 'Angel Has Fallen'

Piper Perabo is the latest addition to the cast of 'Angel Has Fallen', the third installment in the 'Olympus Has Fallen' series.

Rita Ora Joins 'Detective Pikachu'

Rita Ora is all set to join the world of Pokemon.

How Dinosaurs Inspired 'Lord of the Rings' Gollum

Turns out, dinosaurs led to the creation of Gollum in Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings'.

Showing Love for Animals This Valentine's Day

To stop cruelty against animals and encourage people to switch to veganism, the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) orgainsed an awareness campaign ahead of Valentine's Day in Odisha's Bhubaneswar.

Melissa McCarthy may Star in 'The Kitchen'

Melissa McCarthy is in talks to star with Tiffany Haddish in 'The Kitchen', New Line's adaptation of the DC Entertainment's Vertigo crime book.

Pakistan People's Party Mourns Asma Jahangir's Demise

The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has suspended party activities and will fly its flags at half mast to pay tribute to renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir who passed away on Sunday.

UP: Inmate Posts 'Mafia Selfies' to Facebook From Jail

A prisoner lodged in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district jail has prompted controversy by taking selfies while in custody and uploading them to the social media.

China's Coal Country Shivering for Cleaner air

In the northern Chinese province of Shanxi, the country's largest coal-producing region, 27 coal mines were shut down last year. The province banned the sale, transport and use of most coal in October 2017.

China's Multi-Billion CPEC Project Under Threat in Pakistan

The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts.

Aadhar Card Deaths

Jharkhand  On March 29, 2017, Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma issued a letter making the Aadhar Card mandatory from April 2017.It was also stated in the letter that those users who do not have Aadhaar...

Dhanush's 'First English Film' to Release This Summer

The teaser poster of Ken Scott directed 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' has been released on Saturday in both India and France.

'PadMan' off to a Decent Start at Box Office

One of the most anticipated movies of 2018, 'PadMan' is off to a decent start at the box office with an opening day collection of Rs. 10 cr. at the domestic market.

I've More to Give in I-League: Churchill Bros' Mechac Koffi

After a horrid start to the season, Churchill Brothers FC have turned around magnificently in the ongoing 11th edition of the I-League.

Paisabazaar.com Collaborates With Microsoft to Build 'Industry First' Technologies

Online lending marketplace Paisabazaar.com has entered into a partnership with Microsoft to drive an 'industry first' technology innovation on its platform using artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Marathi Director's Wife Found Dead, Murder Suspected

The 65-year-old wife of noted Marathi theatre and film director Dilip Kothari was recently found dead at their flat in Pune.

5 Platforms to Help you Plan Valentine's day

If you too are planning to take a trip around the most romantic days of the year, here are five platforms which will make your journey hassle-free.

J'burg ODI: India eye Historic win, Proteas Hope for Revival

India will aim to clinch their first-ever series win in South Africa when the two sides play their fourth ODI of the six-match series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg later on Saturday.