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New Governor appointed in Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh

Delhi: BJP leaders Anysuya Uikey and Biswa Bhusan Harishchandran were appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh and Andhrapradesh respectively.“The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices,” the...

Want good services, then pay says Nitin Gadkiri

Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that people will have to pay tolls if they are expecting good services. He also made clear that the toll system would stay for the government does...

Won’t extradite Assange where he could face death penalty: UK Minister

United Kingdom: Alan Duncan, U.K Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, gave reassurance that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to a country where he might face a death penalty.Duncan was addressing...

Ben Stokes to receive knighthood for WC final heroic

Melbourne:Star all-rounder Ben Strokes will soon be called Sir Ben Stokes. If reports are to be believed, the UK government has decided to Knight him for his impressive batting performance in the ICC World...

Raja Dhale, Dalit Panther’s founding member dies at 78

Maharashtra: Founding member of Dalit Panthers, a radical anti-caste organisation, Raja Dhale died at his residence in Mumbai on Tuesday. He was 78 years old.Dalit Panthers was founded by Namdeo Dhasal and J. V. Pawar on 29...

HC asks for round-the-clock vigil at Marine Drive walkway

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday asked for round the clock police surveillance at Marine Drive Walkway. The surveillance is intended to stop waste dumping and anti-social activities at the walkway. The court has...

Karnataka crisis: Delay in accepting resignations a ploy to get us disqualified, rebel MLAs...

Karnataka: Karnataka government was planning to disqualify the 15 rebel MLA's who had now moved to Supreme Court challenging speaker K.R Ramesh Kumar's delay in accepting their resignations by issuing them a whip during the...

Ebola outbreaks in Eastern Congo

This time the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. “The patient is a pastor who would have touched the...

18.40 lakhs rupees stolen from ATM

Alwar: Robbers stole around Rs 18.40 lakh from an ATM at Alwar, Rajasthan police said Monday. The incident took place near the State Bank of India in RIICO industrial area."The accused entered the bank, broke open...

Sudanese Activists call for Justice

 Sudan:Since December, The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has been spearheading the protests says the "Justice First" marches mark 40 days since a deadly dispersal of their protest sit-in outside the military headquarters. “Security forces killed...

Sharukh Khan will receive honorary doctorate degree from La Trobe University

 Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is going to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne-based La Trobe University.  The university is decided to give this for his valuable contribution in the field of...

GOI toughened Law against child sexual abuse

The Government of India has stiffened the law against child sexual abuse.The amended law makes the maximum penalty for child sex abuse to capital punishment from 20 years in prison.First time in history, the...

Building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: A  four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district and  seven people, including six Army personnel, were killed and 28 injured after, the police said on Monday.The building, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, housed...

Twitter Anniversary!

Twttr, a small service which is a "group send" SMS application was launched for public use on July 15, 2006,July 15, is one of the most significant days in tech history. It was the day...

Manushi Chillar promotes Srilankan Tourism

After the Colombo serial bomb blasts, that targeted churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, Manushi Chillar, Former Miss World posted about her new Srilankan trip. her photos highlighted the natural beauty and ethnic...

Heavy Rain; Nepal flooded

Kathmandu: Heavy rain and flood continuing in Nepal. The number of people died from flooding and other rain-triggered incidents in Nepal climbed to 34 on Saturday and more than 24 persons still missing, officials said.Heavy...

“No quotas on imported uranium,” said Trump

Despite the findings report of the Department of Commerce, Trump would not impose quotas on uranium imports"At this time, I do not concur with the Secretary's finding that uranium imports threaten to impair the...

“Will ensure that the JNU remains in the “national mainstream,” says HRD minister

"The government will not allow anyone to defame the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and also ensure that the prestigious university remains in the "national mainstream," Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told...

World’s largest diamond mine to be closed soon

The world's largest diamond mine is going to be closed soon. This diamond mine is famed more for the fistful of coveted pink and red gems. It yields each year than being a major...

Jharkhand Lynching: Negligence by the police and the laps by doctors cause the death...

A three-member investigating team found that police negligence and laps on the part of doctors are the primary cause of death of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand in June, PTI reported on Friday. The...

Here is how fishes change gender, scientists break the mystery

Melbourne: Scientists have, for the first time, unlocked the mystery of how 500 species of fish -- including the famous clownfish -- change their gender in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues."Most blue-head wrasses...

“My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too,” says Rohit Sharma

London: After the semi-finals, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma responded to the public through Twitter. He feels that the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the...

Here are some remedies for back pain

Lower back pain can be one of the most physically disturbing things that can affect anybody and limit mobility and activity. Even if the pain is that acute, it could still signal something deteriorating...

Wimbledon Finals; Federer and Djokovic got a selection pass

London: The 20-time Grand Slam men's singles champion, Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday.Roger Federer will play for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title in his 12 final at the All...

Assam NRC: Read the poem that was filed with an FIR by Assamese Police

Following is one of the poems, for which an FIR has been registered against 10 people, mostly Bengal-origin Muslim Assamese poets and activists who write in a dialect colloquially called the ‘Miya’ dialect. Write Down...

FIR filed against 10 people for poem criticising NRC

Assam: Assam police filed an FIR against 10 people, for writing poetry on the issues of citizenship in the state. The complaint mentions a poem written by Kazi Sharowar Hussein which was published by Al-Jazeera. ...

“Not here to sit in power, want to move a trust motion,” says H...

Karnataka: Karnataka CM, H.D Kumaraswamy said that he is ready to go for a trust vote to prove his majority in the legislative assembly and requested speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to fix a date for...

Want airspace to be opened? Withdraw fighter jets, says Pakistan to India

Pakistan: Pakistan reiterated that it won't open the airspace for commercial flights from India, till  New Delhi removes fighter planes from the forward bases, Dawn reported on Friday.“The Indian government approached asking us to open the...

‘No question’ of privatising Railways, says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Union Railway minister, Piyush Goyal on Friday said that there was  “no question” regarding the privatisation of India Railways. However, he said that the ministry would invite investments from private parties for new projects  “in...

Intense turbulence hit flight; 37 injured

Hawaii: At least 37 passengers and flight crew members were injured, in intense turbulence that struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, leaving dozens with...

Google to introduce “Shoelace”, a new social media platform

New York: After the failure of Orkut and Google Plus, technological giant Google is going to introduce Shoelace, a new social media platform. It is being trialled in New York. The app aims to help...

Friday Releases: Samvritha Sunil’s come back in Sathyam Paranja Vishwasikuvo

Movies going to be released tomorrowMalayalamMarconi MathayiMarconi Mathayi is an upcoming Malayalam film directed by Sanil Kalathil. Vijay Sethupathi. The movie is directed by Sanil Kalathil and will feature Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaram,...

Water in 1,186 blocks ‘over-exploited’, Centre tells LS

New Delhi: Groundwater levels in various parts of the country are reducing because of continuous withdrawal and 1,186 blocks have been categorised as 'over- exploited', Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday, reports PTI."Groundwater levels in...

Foreign Funding Case: CBI raids houses of Indira Jaising, Anand Grover

New Delhi: CBI is raiding the houses of senior lawyers Indira Jaisingh and her husband Anand Grover.  The CBI had accused both of them of violating a law on foreign funding. The issue is related...

India’s population will surpass China’s by 2027 says United Nations report

United Nations: The population of India will surpass that of China by 2027, says a United Nations report. India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050 and remain the most populated...

Stop Bulldozing State Governments, Opposition protests at Parliament

Delhi: Condemning the involvement of BJP in the recent crisis in Goa and Karnataka legislative assemblies, Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma conducted a protest in front of Gandhi statue in...

‘Why is BJP in a hurry to capture all states?’ asks Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress lawmakers of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai, reports NDTV.She also...

Helmet made compulsory for back seat passengers, Kochi responds

Kochi: As per the direction of the Road Safety Committee, appointed by Supreme Court, pillion rider now has to wear a helmet while travelling. Seat belts are also made compulsory for those sitting in the...

UP Mining Scam: Ex-SP minister Prajapati, 4 IAS officers booked by CBI

Uttar Pradesh: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked two more fresh cases against  Ex-SP minister Prajapati and 4 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers on the UP mining scam issue.They also carried out searches...

Congress faces major set back in Goa, 10 out of 15 MLA’s join BJP

Goa: After a major political crisis in Karnataka in the Congress-JDS government, Congress faces a setback in Goa, as 10 of its 15 MLA's approached the speaker wanting to join BJP. This disaster has emerged...

India out of Cricket World Cup, New Zealand enters finals

Manchester: The much celebrated Indian top-order failed to make a mark on a day it mattered the most. The Indian team lost to New Zeland by 18 runs in the semifinals of Cricket World Cup.This...

Footpath becomes Parking Space near District Hospital Ernakulam

Kochi: Illegal parking has been reported in front of the causality of District Hospital, Ernakulam. People are parking their vehicles under the "NO PARKING" board put by police. Police have not yet taken any action...

Body of the drowned fisherman found near Njarakkal

Vypeen: The search for the fisherman who went missing near GoShree bridge on Monday evening concluded on the third day as the body was found near Njarakkal area on Wednesday.  Bhageerathan, 52 a resident of...

Dengue Under control in Kochi, says officials

Kochi: Dengue fever which was being reported in Ernakulam for past one month, is now under control, informed the officials. It was reported that around 34 people were suffering from dengue fever. The health department was...

Order to connect students’ social media accounts with colleges not compulsory, says Centre

Delhi:Denying the allegation that MHRD wants to monitor college students’ social media accounts, secretary R Subrahmanyam informed that the said order is not compulsory. Earlier, MHRD had issued an order to colleges asking them to...

‘List steps taken to control honor killing,’ Madras High Court to Tamil Nadu Govt.

Chennai: The Madras High Court, on Tuesday, directed the Tamil Nadu government to give an explanation within 10 days, regarding the steps taken to curb caste-based "honour" killing.  The court was acting on its own, based...

Ticket to fly abroad costs Rs.18,000 crores for Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyal

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to permit Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal to leave India and asked the response of the Centre on his plea challenging a lookout circular issued against him. The...

Dalit man killed by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A Dalit man was allegedly hacked to death by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district on Monday night, PTI reported. Eight men, including his father-in-law, have been booked for murder and are...

I will not bear this at any cost, I will get Sanjiv back, says...

Mumbai: Shweta Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt said he was being targeted for speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was addressing media and activists as a part of their ‘Campaign for Justice’ in Mumbai...

SpiceJet technician died in accident in airport

Kolkata: A SpiceJet technician died today in a freak accident while carrying out regular maintenance work on an aircraft at Kolkata airport, officials said. The incident happened at around 1:45 am.Officials at the airport described...

US court sentenced a man who said he wanted to “kill all of the Jews”

Washington: A US court had sentenced a man for 30 months in prison under a law intended to prevent hate crimes, said the Department of Justice in a press release on Tuesday. He had said that...

Pak anchor shot dead outside Karachi cafe

Karachi: A Pakistani news anchor was shot dead on Tuesday here, police said.Mureed Abbas, who worked for Bol News channel, was gunned down during a fight over a personal dispute in Karachi’s Khayaban-e-Bukhari area on...

Police should interfere in the parking of containers in Container road Kochi

Kochi: Police should interfere to stop the illegal parking of lorries in the container road, demands the residents in Kochi. The accidents taking place here has become an everyday affair.Many times, the body of the...

“Tariffs on American products no longer acceptable,” Trump to India

Washington: United States president Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the imposition of tariffs on American products by India is no longer acceptable. "India has long had a field day putting Tariffs on American products. No...

Flood situation grave in Assam. 62,000 in 8 districts affected

Assam: The flood situation in Assam turned grave on Tuesday. As per reports, more than 62,000 people in 8 districts are affected. The situation might turn worse as  India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted enhanced...

Managing waste becoming a headache in Kochi

Kochi: Waste management in Kochi is in trouble again. Waste which is dumped in the roadside is creating nuisance for the people in Kochi. The waste contains both plastic and paper waste including carry bags,...

Petrol price hike affect the life of common man

Kochi:The petrol price hike has severely affected the lives of common people. Yesterday central govt. had again increased the price of petrol by rupees 2.50. People from all strata of the society are struggling...

We survived floods, will survive this as well, says the owner of Marson footwears

Thoppumpady:A two-storeyed shoe shop, located at Thoppumpady junction, was burnt down in a fire that broke out here on Monday. The shop- "Marson footwears"- is located opposite to the main bus stop in Thoppumpady....

“So Positive”- initiative by Ananya Pande becomes an Anti-bullying feature in Instagram

Mumbai: On Social Media Day when Ananya Panday took up a cause to fight against social media bullying, little did we know that the biggest of the platforms would consider her initiate as a catalyst...

China asked US to withdraw arm sales to Taiwan

United States:China's foreign ministry called on the United States on Tuesday to withdraw a potential $2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action, reports Reuters.Earlier, US President Donald Trump's administration's...

For damaging Wimbledon court Serena Williams fined $10,000

 Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during the ongoing Wimbledon. The incident occurred during a practice session before the start of this year's tournament, reports...

No more smoking scenes on Netflix series

Netflix has vowed to curtail smoking scenes in its original content after a study highlighted the rising number of instances of actors puffing cigarettes on screen.The pledge comes days after the premiere of "Strangers...

Taliban signed to reduce attacks

Doha: The Taliban has agreed to reduce violence by stopping attacks on "religious centres, schools, hospitals, educational centres, bazaars, water dams and workplaces" in Afghanistan, that could expedite the end of the 18-year war in...

Second public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS released by Apple

Today, Apple released the second public beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS for participants in its public beta program. If you have already launched the first public beta on your iPhone or iPad,...

Chandrayaan 2 ready to launch on July 15

Sriharikota: ISRO is set to launch its second moon mission, Chandrayaan 2, next week, on 15 July.A 2:51 am time slot has been set for the launch on 15 July, ISRO Chairperson K Sivan said...

53 Percent Of Smokers Belongs to 20-30 Years of Age says Survey

A whopping 53 per cent of smokers belong to the age group of 20 to 30 years, a survey has revealed, adding most of them resort to smoking to cope with stress.According to the...

Historical Indian objects up for London auction

Historical Indian objects including two intact Mughal 'jamas', a pair of gem-set bracelets and a full 'thewa' jewellery set will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on July 9.The upcoming auction, "Recollections of Places Past:...

Air India allows Haj Pilgrims to carry Zam Zam Water

New Delhi: Air India on Tuesday said that pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia after Haj will be allowed to carry holy water from the Zamzam well within the permissible baggage allowance.The well of Zamzam is...

Chennai, Ahmedabad Airports Fail in DGCA Safety Inspection; Show Cause Notices Issued

Chennai/Ahmedabad:Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the directors of the Chennai and Ahmedabad airports, after it found that some critical areas were not being maintained as per its safety standards,...

Six years after The Lunchbox, Irfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui to star in a film...

Mumbai: Cinephiles have a reason to cheer — if director Honey Trehan has his way, actors Irrfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui may be seen sharing screen space again after The Lunchbox (2013), reports Mid day.As per...

Budget: “Nondescript, uninspiring and directionless”, says Congress

New Delhi: The first budget of Modi cabinet was “utterly lacklustre, nondescript, uninspiring and directionless,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday.He also said that by hiking the petrol and diesel prices, the government...

Budget ‘will boost India’s development in 21st century’, says Narendra Modi

New Delhi:PM Narendra Modi appreciated the budget presented by Nirmala Sitharaman and called it “citizen friendly, development friendly, and future oriented”. He said that the present budget would empower the poor and provides better...

Indian media baron Vineeth Jain , faces shareholder backlash

A group of minority shareholders in India's Bharat Nidhi (BNL), a company owned by Indian media baron Vineet Jain, have sent multiple complaints to the market regulator against a proposed share buyback they say...

Public private partnership to develop rail infrastructure says Finance Minister

New Delhi:Presenting her first budget as Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said corporate India is both a job creator and wealth creator. She also called for public private partnership for the development of rail infrastructure.The...

Bahi Khata, Not Briefcase, the many ways of reclaiming Indian Tradition

New Delhi:In an attempt to move away from the British-era tradition of keeping the budget report in a briefcase, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman carried it in a red packet with the national emblem,...

Nirmala Sitharaman tables budget, India to become $3 trillion economy

New Delhi: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled her first budget at the parliament today. She said that India will become a $3 trillion economy within FY20.She also said that the first term of Narendra Modi-led...

Sensex crossess 40,000 mark ahead of budget

Mumbai:BSE Sensex soars close to a 40,000 mark and the NSE Nifty inched closer to 12,000 level ahead of the Union Budget presentation. Nirmala Sitharaman will be seen presenting her first budget for the...

Will fight BJP, RSS with ‘10 times more vigour’, says Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that he is in an ideological battle with the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS and will continue it  with “10 times more vigour than the last...

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra submits breach of privilege motion against Zee TV

New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MP, who was celebrated for her notable debut speech in parliament,  on Thursday submitted a breach of privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against Zee TV and its editor Sudhir Chaudhary for...

When a caste conscious Dalit slaps a caste conscious ‘Kshatriya’: Article 15

The movie Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Syanai Gupta among others and directed by Anubhav Sinha has been making news just after its trailer was released...