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ASSOCHAM Says India Lacks Flexing Power Despite High Imports

While India's annual trade deficit touches about USD 150 billion, a significantly higher level of imports than exports would not provide the country with a chance to retaliate in a possible escalation of a worldwide trade war, the ASSOCHAM said on Sunday

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

BJP Confused Over Nirav Modi, Mallya Cases

Amid allegations of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) having given leeway for billionaire businesspeople Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya and others to flee the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seemed to be confused as to how they got the money in the first place

Death Toll Increases to 16 in Greek Boat-Sinking Incident

The death toll in the incident of the sinking of a boat at off a Greek island in the eastern Aegean region has increased to 16

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

North, South Korean Presidents, Putin Congratulate Chinese President on re-Election

Moon Jae In and Kim Jong-un the Presidents of South Korea and North Korea respectively on Saturday congratulated their Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on his re-election as the President

2 Held in Gujarat Diamond Loot

Two accused were arrested by the Gujarat Police and the Crime Branch of Surat for their alleged involvement in the loot of semi-processed 2,200-carat diamonds worth approximately Rs 20 crore from Katargam on March 14

Telangana Sanctions Funds for Mosque Renovations

The government of Telangana has sanctioned grant-in-aid for the mosques that need renovations

Hyderabad University Student Assaulted by 3 men on Campus

A woman student of the Hyderabad University was allegedly assaulted by three unidentified persons on the campus on Friday night

Accused in BJP Leader Murder Arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Two accused, carrying a bounty of Rs 50,000 each, were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli

President Kovind Urges Lawyers to be Responsible Towards Society

President Ram Nath Kovind has called on the law professionals to be responsible towards the society

Estrogen Therapy can Help Female Athletes With Eating Disorder

Young female athletes with normal weight and no or irregular menstrual periods reported fewer disordered eating behaviours after receiving estrogen therapy for a year, a recent study has found

Shooting in California Mall Kills 1

At least one person was killed and another was injured after a shooting at a mall in Southern California of the United States

Voting Begins for Presidential Election in Russia

Russians on Sunday began voting in the presidential election, in which President Vladimir Putin is seeking a fourth term

10 Dead After Plane Crashes Into House in Philippines

At least ten people lost their lives when a light aircraft crash-landed on a house in Plaridel, Bulacan of Philippines on Saturday

Adityanath Government Transfers 43 IPS Officers, 37 IAS Officers

In an administrative reshuffle, the Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 43 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers in the state

Former FBI Director Hits Back at Trump

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey has hit back at United States President Donald Trump, saying that Americans can judge for themselves who is honorable in the government

Sindhu Loses in Semi-Final in All England Open

Rio Olympics silver-medallist P. V. Sindhu lost against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in women's singles semi-final match of All England Badminton Championships on Saturday

Bus Falls off Bridge, Kills 10 in Bihar

Ten people in Bihar's Sitamarhi district were killed after a bus fell off a bridge on Saturday

Akhilesh, Mayawati Poster Outside Samajwadi Party Office Brings Back Alliance Talks

Poster with pictures of Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati was seen outside Samajwadi Party (SP) office in Lucknow on Friday

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

Man Arrested With air gun Parts at Indira Gandhi International Airport

A man has been arrested at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) for carrying air gun parts with him

North Korean Foreign Minister Meets Sweden PM Ahead of US-Korea Meet

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri- Yong on Friday met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven

Altaf Hussain Asks UN to Hold Pakistan Accountable for war Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and...

Pakistan must be held accountable for war crimes, ethnic cleansing and human rights violations, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain said on Friday

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

Miley Cyrus, Gaga, Ed Sheeran set for Elton John Tribute Albums

Some of the biggest artists have come together to celebrate Elton John's musical legacy with two albums - 'Revamp' (Island Records) and 'Restoration' (Universal Music Group Nashville)

Microsoft Brings Toolbar, Stickers to SwiftKey 7.0

Microsoft's intelligent keyboard, SwiftKey, announced a product update, whereby the existing Hub will be replaced with Toolbar, an expandable menu that gives fast and easy access to a host of new and existing frequently used features, on both Android and iOS

Two die as bus Overturns in Meerut

A low floor bus overturned in Meerut killing two people on the spot and injuring 12 others, on Thursday

It’s Time to Understand the Universe Without Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has died aged 76. He was one of the greatest scientists of 21st century and had inspired and guided people all over the world in a manner that is not very common for scientists in our times. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim announced the death.

Two Differently Abled Dalit youths Brutally Beaten in Uttar Pradesh

Two Dalit men were beaten by locals who accused them of theft in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur. The video that has emerged and which was shot by the attackers themselves show the young Dalit men being thrashed with sticks, their mouth gagged

Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Enforcement Directorate, Calls Nirav Modi Case ‘Sketchy’

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea filed by Punjab National Bank (PNB) regarding fraud accused Nirav Modi

Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s Bust Vandalised in Kolkata, six Detained

At least six persons were detained when a bust of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was vandalised in Kolkata on Wednesday

India Continues to top Medal Standings at Shooting World Cup

The Indian men's trap team finished outside the medal rounds on Day Four of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Guadalajara here

Army Soldier Shoots Himself Dead in Jammu and Kashmir

The 24-year-old, of the 30RR, killed himself at around 6:45 a.m. today

Blackberry Says Facebook Infringed Upon Their Intellectual Property

Canadian multinational company BlackBerry Limited on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against social media giant Facebook, alleging that the platform and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram infringed on BlackBerry messaging app patents

PM Narendra Modi Condemns Vandalism by BJP in Tripura and Tamil Nadu

The Prime Minister strongly disapproved the toppling of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, known as 'Lenin', statue in south Tripura and vandalism of social activist and politician E.V. Ramasamy 'Periyar' bust in Vellore. Both the operations were carried out by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters

Will ‘Counteract’ any Attempt Made by Russia Says Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he was not worried about Russia's possible meddling in the upcoming midterm elections later this year and asserted that he would 'counteract' any attempt made by Russia to stop them from meddling in the elections

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Asks MPs to Continue Protest for ‘Special Category Status’

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday asked Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Members of Parliament in New Delhi to continue their protest in parliament till a decision on providing 'Special Category Status' to the state by the Centre is achieved

Aligarh Muslims University Students Will Welcome President Kovind but not Sanghi Mindset

Ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to the Aligarh Muslims University (AMU) to attend the 65th annual convocation ceremony, the student union Secretary Mohammad Fahad has warned against the presence of any member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the event

Nifty Opens at 10,200

Following a weakness on Wall Street, market indices Nifty and Sensex saw a moderate slump during opening trade on Wednesday

H Raja Apologises for his Periyar Post on Social Media

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader H. Raja on Wednesday apologised for his Facebook post on social reformer Periyar (EVR Ramasamy), which created a storm in Tamil Nadu

Congress Confident About Karnataka

The Congress on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to suffer huge defeats in the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Demise of Left Disaster for India, Says Jairam Ramesh

Highlighting the necessity to have a strong Left in the country, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the 'demise' of the same will be a disaster for India

Nirav Modi Scam Likely to Dominate Proceedings in Parliament in Budget Session

As the second part of the Budget session resumes on Monday, the Opposition parties are likely to corner the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on recently unearthed banking scams

Trinamool Congress Leader Derek O’Brien Passes on Ominous Message to BJP

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would deliver his last speech as the Prime Minister from the ramparts of Red Fort in Delhi on August 15, 2018, confident about BJP's defeat in 2019 elections

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao Receives Support From National Leaders on Third Front...

After announcing his national political ambition, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday said his idea of non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party front was finding resonance among many regional leaders

Telangana Chief Minister Announces Rs 2 Crore for Gymnast Aruna Reddy

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced a cash prize of Rs two crore to Buddha Aruna Reddy, who won a historic bronze medal at the recently-concluded World Gymnastics Tournament in Melbourne

After Asian Champioships win, Wrestler Navjot Kaur Eyes Tokyo Olympics

Navjot Kaur, the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships, has now set her eyes on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Does not Remember Kasganj Violence

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath on Sunday asserted that not a 'single riot' took place in the state after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power

President Kovind Wishes Students Ahead of Board Exams

On the eve of the first day of Class 10 and 12 board examinations, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday extended his wishes to the students appearing for these exams

Conrad Sangma to be the Next Chief Minister of Meghalaya

National People's Party (NPP) President Conrad Sangma will be the new chief minister of Meghalaya, Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday

Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura Demands Separate State for Tribals

Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has put the demand for a separate state for the tribals back on the table. This is a day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the assembly elections in Tripura forming an alliance with IPFT

Mayawati Rubbishes Reports of Alliance With Samajwadi Party

Bahajun Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Sunday rubbished reports of having stitched an alliance with the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Uttar Pradesh by-elections, terming them as "false and baseless."

Fiorentina Footballer Davide Astori Found Dead

Italy international and ACF Fiorentina captain Davide Astori passed away at the age of 31 on Sunday

MH370 Hunt Likely to end in June

The new efforts to find the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, which went missing four years ago, is expected to be completed by June this year, according to a Malaysian official

India Draw 1-1 Against England in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Indian men's hockey team settled for a 1-1 draw against England in the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Sunday

Mukul Sangma Named Congress Legislature Party Leader in Meghalaya

The Congress Party on Sunday submitted a letter to the Meghalaya Governor naming Mukul Sangma as the leader of the Meghalaya Congress Legislature Party

UDP Extends Support to National People’s Party to Form Government in Meghalaya

With the final decision of the leaders of the new state government awaited, Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday stated that the United Democratic Party (UDP) has extended their support to the formation of a "non-Congress government" led by the National People's Party (NPP) in the state

Karti Chidambaram Says all Allegations Against him are Politically Motivated

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son, Karti Chidambaram, on Sunday rebuffed the allegation levied on him in the INX Media case as 'politically motivated.'

Mukul Sangma Tenders Resignation as Meghalaya Chief Minister

Mukul Sangma submitted his resignation from the post of Meghalaya Chief Minister on Sunday

Nearly 1,200 HSC Maths Answer Sheets Destroyed in Fire in Maharashtra

Nearly 1,200 Mathematics answer sheets of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination were destroyed in a fire in Kaij taluka of Beed district in Maharashtra on Saturday

Just Recovering From Demonitisation and GST, ASSOCHAM Recommends Extension of Aadhaar Linkage With Bank...

In the wake of the banking scams unearthed in the recent past, the ASSOCHAM opined that public sector banks, in particular, may find it challenging to complete the task of linking Aadhaar with the accounts of all customers by March 31, and therefore called for an extension in the deadline

No Question of Appointing new Chief Minister, Says Goa BJP Chief

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Goa president Vinay Tendulkar on Sunday said that Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been recovering from pancreatitis, is expected to chair the cabinet meeting this Wednesday

Del Potro Downs Kevin Anderson to win Mexican Open

Continuing a rich vein of form, Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated hard-serving Kevin Anderson to claim the ATP Mexican Open title here on Sunday

Video Assistant Referees set to be Used at 2018 Football World Cup

Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used at this year's World Cup in Russia after International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved the technology

CM Naidu Releases Health Bulletin for Andhra Pradesh, Pitches for Boosting Healthcare

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday released a new state health bulletin, aimed at improving the healthcare sector of the state

4 Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Sinai Peninsula

At least four soldiers of Egyptian Army have been killed during military operations against the militant groups based in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt

A.L. Hek Elected BJP Legislature Party Leader in Meghalaya

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Sunday declared the newly elected MLA A.L. Hek as the leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature Party in Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

Muslim Couples tie Knot in Mass Wedding in Gujarat

Over 200 Muslim couples tied the nuptial knot during a mass wedding in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Sunday

Respect People’s Mandate, Says Mukul Sangma to BJP

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and asked it to respect the mandate of the people

Bahajun Samaj Party to Extend its Support to Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh By-Polls

The Bahajun Samaj Party (BSP) has extended its support to Samajwadi Party (SP) for the upcoming by-polls in both Phulpur and Gorakhpur constituencies, on Sunday

Manik Sarkar Resigns as Tripura Chief Minister

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar who has been in power for four terms on Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy

National People’s Party Meeting Underway to Decide Meghalaya Fate

A day after the results of Meghalaya Assembly polls were declared, the National People's Party (NPP) MLA on Sunday attended a meeting to discuss the formation of the government in the state

Pakistan Prime Minister Abbasi to Visit Nepal Tomorrow

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will embark on a two-day visit to Nepal from March 5, as a part of the country's pro-active and outreach efforts to engage with regional countries

Owaisi Seconds Telangana Chief Minister’s Call for Third Front

A day after Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao called for third front ahead of 2019 general elections, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi welcomed his statement

BJP Will Form Government in Meghalaya, Says Himanta Sarma

To keep Congress out of power in Meghalaya, Assam Finance, Health and Education Minister and Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with regional parties will form the next government in the state

Graeme Smith Wants to Give Morne Morkel Another Go

Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has backed Morne Morkel, after the pacer's disappointing performance in the first Test, so far, in the four-Test match series against Australia

South Korean President to Send Special Envoys to North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday will send his special envoys to North Korea for talks this week, signalling a further thaw in the relations between the two Koreas, that has warmed rapidly over the last few weeks

Is Facebook Trying Voice Clip Status Updates?

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly testing Voice Clips as a status update option with a small percentage of users in India

Dinesh Karthik to Lead Kolkata Knight Riders’ Charge in Indian Premier League 2018

India's wicket-keeper-batsperson Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League