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Smoking is bad for Muscles too

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Fitness freaks, take note! Cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body, finds a study.

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Internet Services Blocked in Thoothukudi

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest, Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi.

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Delhi HC to Continue Hearing Upendra Rai’s Plea Against CBI Today

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

The Delhi High Court on Thursday will continue to hear the plea of journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Palestine Joins World’s Chemical Weapons Watchdog

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Palestine, on May 23, submitted its instrument of accession to Chemical Weapons Convention to European Union (EU).

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M. K. Stalin Visits Injured Anti-sterlite Protestors

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin visited a government hospital on Wednesday to meet the people, who were injured during the anti-Sterlite protests.

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Delhi Court to Hear Sunanda Pushkar Death Case Today

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

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Congress Grills Olympic Authorities on Sexual Abuse Issue

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

United States Congress leaders on Wednesday questioned the leaders of USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee for their organisations’ role in failing to stop sexual abuse.

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18 Dead Bats in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan Causes Nipah Virus Scare

 Thursday, May 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Amidst the news of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, more than 18 dead bats were discovered on Wednesday in the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.

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HD Kumaraswamy Takes Oath as Karnataka CM

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

H.D. Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular) was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress alliance in the state.

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Protestors Killed for Objecting RSS Ideologies, Claims Rahul Gandhi

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

In the wake of the anti-Sterlite protests which took place on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi claimed that the protestors were killed for rejecting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) ideologies.

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Delhi HC Seeks CBI’s Response on Upendra Rai’s Plea

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea filed by journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second FIR against him.

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Kamal Haasan Demands Sterlite Industry to be Shut

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday demanded that the Sterlite industry must be shut.

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Netherlands PM to Visit India

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte will embark on a two-day visit to India on May 24 and 25.

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Israel Shells Hamas Post in Gaza

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Israeli military had fired several missiles at a Hamas position in Southern Gaza strip on May 22, as per the Palestinian military.

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Madras HC Stays Construction of Sterlite Copper Plant

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the construction of a new copper smelter by the Sterlite copper mining industry in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi.

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Kerala Offers job to Nipah Victim Nurse’s Husband

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday announced to offer government job to the husband of Lini, a nurse who died due to Nipah virus.

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Madras HC to Deliver Interim Order on Sterlite Copper Plant Today

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The Madras High Court’s Madurai bench will today deliver an interim order on the ongoing construction of a new copper smelter by the Sterlite industries in Thoothukudi.

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Soon Rajdhani Will ply Bi-weekly Like Humsafar

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

After flagging off the bi-weekly Humsafar Express from Agartala, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb assured that very soon Rajdhani express would also run bi-weekly from here.

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Sindhi Students of Islamabad Raise Pro-freedom Slogans

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Sindhi students of Islamabad held a massive rally in support of Sindhi political activists, who became the victim of enforced disappearances.

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Karnataka Just a Trailer, Real Cinema in 2019, Says Nara Lokesh

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh said that what happened to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Assembly polls was just a ‘trailer’ and that a ‘real cinema’ would be shown in 2019 general election.

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Zuckerberg’s European Parliament Testimony Leaves Lawmakers Frustrated

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised on Tuesday (local time) to the lawmakers of the European Union (EU) over the social media giant’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Lalu Lands in Mumbai Ahead of Hospitalisation

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad arrived at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, ahead of his hospitalisation on Wednesday.

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This Hyderabad Trust Distributes Iftar Food, Rations to Poor During Ramzan

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

A non-profitable trust in Hyderabad, Zaheer Uddin Khan Memorial Trust serves Iftar to more than 500 poor people daily and distributes ration to over one thousand poor families who can’t afford it.

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Kumaraswamy to Take Oath as Karnataka Chief Minister Today

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath as the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Vidhana Soudha, around 4:30 p.m. today.

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K. Chandrashekhar Rao Sets Target of June 2 for Cheque Distribution Under Rythu Bandhu

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed officers to ensure distribution of Rythu Bandu cheques and Pattadar passbooks to all eligible farmers by June 2.

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Chief Minister Naidu Demands Modi’s Answer on Special Category Status

 Wednesday, May 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give an explanation to the people of Andhra Pradesh for betraying the state by denying Special Category Status and by not keeping a host of promises made in the AP Reorganisation Act 2014.

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Enforcement Directorate Seizes Assets Worth Crores From Dabur Director

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized assets worth Rs. 20.87 crores belonging to Pradip Burman, the Director of Dabur India Ltd. in lieu of assets held abroad.

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Nipah Virus Outbreak Claims 2 More Lives in Kerala

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Two more people suspected to be infected by the deadly Nipah virus died in Kozhikode Medical College hospital here on Tuesday.

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SC Refuses Early Hearing of Plea Challenging Kumaraswamy’s Swearing-in

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

The Supreme court on Tuesday refused to give an early hearing of the petition filed by the Hindu Mahasabha challenging the oath taking ceremony and appointment of Karnataka’s chief minister-elect H D Kumaraswamy.

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Fuel Price Hike Burns Hole in Public’s Pocket

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

As the prices of petrol and diesel continued to soar high on Tuesday, the public requested the government to reduce the price as it’s affecting their budget.

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Google Maps Will let you Replace the Dull Arrow With a 3D car

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Google Maps has been redesigned for a better user experience.

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India’s Youngest Woman to Scale Mount Everest has a Message for Women

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Sixteen-year-old Shivangi Pathak, who has become the youngest Indian woman to climb Mount Everest, has a message for women.

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Adobe Acquires Magento for USD 1.68 Billion

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Adobe has announced that it is acquiring Magento that works in B2B and B2C context for USD 1.68 billion.

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Google Pays Tribute to Raja Ram Mohan Roy

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Google Doodle on Tuesday remembered social reformer Raja Ram Mohan Roy on his 246th birth anniversary.

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5 Estranged PTI Lawmakers Send Defamation Notices to Imran Khan

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was sent defamation notices by five estranged PTI lawmakers on Tuesday for levelling allegation that they sold their votes during the Senate elections held in March.

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7-year-old boy Dies in Wall Collapse in Hyderabad

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

A 7-year-old boy, Ayaan, was killed in Hyderabad’s Tappachabutra after a wall collapsed on him.

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With no Number Plate, Allahabad Mayor’s car Arrives in Lucknow

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Allahabad Mayor Abhilasha Gupta arrived in Lucknow in a vehicle without the requisite registration plate on Monday.

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Hyderabad’s Haleem a Delight Only During Ramzan!

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

Haleem, a delicacy of Hyderabad is only prepared in the month of Ramzan.

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R Kelly Sued Over Sexual Assault

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

American singer-songwriter R Kelly has been sued for alleged sexual assault, false imprisonment, and failure to disclose an STD.

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Mayawati, Akhilesh Join List of Leaders Attending Kumaraswamy’s Swearing-in

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

The swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka chief minister-elect H. D. Kumaraswamy, scheduled to be held on May 23 in Bengaluru, will see a multitude of eminent politicians among the attendees.

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Jamia Millia’s Official Website Hacked

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

The official website of Jamia Millia Islamia University was hacked late midnight on Tuesday.

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Gina Haspel Sworn in as First Female Director of CIA

 Tuesday, May 22, 2018  |  No Comments

In a historical move, acting Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel was formally sworn in as the next director of the US’ top spy agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia on Monday.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Wins Re-election

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected for a second six-year term in presidential elections on May 20. The results were announced by the National Electoral Council (CNE) president Tibisay Lucena, who also said that about 5.8 million votes went to Maduro. President Maduro, during his victory rally, addressed the localities saying, “I will respond […]

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Swallowed Bitter Pills for a Secular Government in Karnataka, Says Congress

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

Senior Congress leader from Karnataka, D.K. Shivakumar on Monday said that the Congress party and the Janata Dal (Secular) – had to sort out their differences for the sake of forming a secular government in Karnataka.

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Mumbai Vendor Accuses BJP’s Kirit Somaiya of Manhandling

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

A street vendor filed a complaint against BJP MP Kirit Somaiya in Mumbai alleging that he manhandled him and also collected penalty money from him.

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9 die due to High Fever, 2 Affected With Nipah Virus in Kerala

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

At least nine people have died in Kerala’s Calicut district due to high fever. The health department of the state has confirmed that two out of the nine deceased were affected with the rare Nipah virus.

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Bombay Lawyers Association Files Review Plea in Justice Loya Case

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

The Bombay Lawyers Association on Monday filed a review plea in the Supreme Court in connection with Special CBI judge Justice Loya’s death case.

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Tripura Floods Render Around 600 Families Homeless

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall for more than 24 hours inflicted havoc in different parts of Tripura, forcing around 600 families to seek shelter at relief camps.

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Railways to go Vegetarian on Gandhi Jayanti

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

The Indian Railway Board proposed to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti as a ‘Vegetarian Day’, suggesting that it will not include non-vegetarian items in the meals served on that day.

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Sion Hospital Doctors to go on Strike Today

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

As a mark of solidarity, Resident doctors of Mumbai’s Sion Hospital are scheduled to go on a one-day strike today after two resident doctors at JJ Hospital were allegedly thrashed by a patient’s family on May 19.

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Collegium System a Blotch on Indian Democracy, Says Upendra Kushwaha

 Monday, May 21, 2018  |  No Comments

Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader, Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday slammed the collegium system for appointment of judges, saying that the gates for aspiring judges from certain communities in this country are shut.

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India is the 6th Wealthiest Country, Says Report

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion, according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.

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Backward Will Lose Their Rights if Reservation Ends, Says Savitri Bai Phule

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Savitri Bai Phule on Sunday said that the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Castes (OBCs) will lose their rights in the country, the day reservation comes to an end.

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Turkish Agency Organises Iftar for Rohingya Refugees

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Owing to the holy month of Ramzan, a Turkish aid group organised Iftar for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh.

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BJP MLA Threatens Senior cop in Allahabad

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

In yet another incident of MLA’s high handedness in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Harshvardhan Bajpayee threatened Superintendent of Police here after the latter failed to recognise him at an event.

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200 Protesters Arrested in Guwahati

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

At least 200 members of Krishak Mukti Sangram (KMS) were arrested on Sunday at the meeting venue of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in Guwahati.

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Andhra Chief Minister Likely to Attend Kumaraswamy’s Oath Ceremony

 Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president, Chandrababu Naidu is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of H.D. Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

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Congress Confident of Winning Floor-test in Karnataka Assembly

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Hours before the floor test is set to begin in Karnataka assembly, Congress leaders said they have the numbers and ultimately they will form the government in the state in alliance with Janata Dal (Secular).

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A$ap Mob Co-founder Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

A$AP Bari, one of the co-founders of popular hip-hop group A$AP Mob, has been arrested in London over sexual assault charges.

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Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Leaders Hold Summit Over Gaza Killings

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states arrived in Istanbul on Friday for a summit, called by Turkey, over the killings of about 60 Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces along the Gaza border.

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SC to Hear Plea Challenging Bopaiah’s Appointment Today

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Supreme Court on Saturday will hear the petition filed by the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) challenging the appointment of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA K.G. Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker to conduct the crucial floor test in Karnataka.

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Tejashwi Yadav Urges Opposition Parties to Join Hands Against BJP’s Dictatorship

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, who met Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik to stake claim to form a government in the state on Friday, has urged all the opposition parties to come together to oppose the BJP-led central government’s ‘dictatorship’ in the country.

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United Nations Human Rights Council Votes to Probe Israel-Palestine Clashes

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

The United Nations Human Rights Council in a session voted to begin a probe in the recent deadly Israel-Palestine clashes in Gaza.

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Thunderstorm, Squall Likely to hit Delhi-NCR in 2 Hours

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials on Saturday issued a warning of a thunderstorm with strong winds and rain in various parts of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).

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Mysterious Disappearance of Christians in Youhanabad, Community Puts Forth Grievance

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Members of Christian community based out of Karachi in Pakistan met District Inspector on Friday to inform about mysterious disappearances of Christians and “raids” conducted in Youhanabad.

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Two Arrested, 18 Suspended for Negligence in Purchase of Wheat in Lucknow

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Two people have been arrested and 18 others were suspended over negligence in the purchase of wheat in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.

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Section 144 Clamped in Mangalore

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid the political ruckus in Karnataka, section 144 has been imposed in Mangalore as a precautionary measure ahead of the Supreme Court’s order directing Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) B.S. Yeddyurappa to prove majority in the state assembly on Saturday.

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Complaint Filed Against Janardhan Reddy for Offering Money to Raichur Rural MLA

 Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  No Comments

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has filed a complaint and demanded action against BJP leader Janardhan Reddy for offering hundreds of crore rupees and a minister portfolio to Raichur rural MLA Basvanagowda Daddal over the phone.

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Siddaramaiah Terms BJP’s Forming Government Unconstitutional

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Friday claimed that his successor BS Yeddyurappa submitted names of only 104 MLAs to the Governor and had no other names in it to prove his majority.

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Yanny or Laurel Audio Illusion Divides Social Media

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Turns out, the new auditory illusion, Yanny or Laurel has been breaking the internet. The disputed mystery audio clip that sounds like different things to different people, Yanny or Laurel has divided the Internet.

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Congress, JD(S) MLAs Being Shifted to Hyderabad Hotel From Karnataka

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid the fiasco regarding the formation of Government in Karnataka, MLAs of both the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) are being shifted to Park Hyatt Hotel in Hyderabad from Bengaluru Resort.

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Kejriwal Seeks Uninterrupted Water Supply to Delhi

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought the assistance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring uninterrupted water supply from Haryana to Delhi until further directions from the Supreme Court.

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Congress to Meet Goa Governor to Stake Claim to Form Government

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Congress Goa in-charge Chella Kumar said they are scheduled to meet Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday to stake claim to form a government in the state, being the single-largest party.

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SC Stays Plea Against Anglo-Indian MLA’s Nomination in Karnataka Assembly

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed Congress-JD(S)’s plea challenging the Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala’s decision to nominate an Anglo-Indian MLA to the assembly.

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Floor Test in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm Tomorrow

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday, has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.

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SC Judge Suggests Floor Test Would be Best Option

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Amid political turmoil in Karnataka, Supreme Court Judge Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri opined that a floor test would be ‘the best option’.

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Nepal Communist Party Makes CPN-UML, CPN Unification Announcement

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

The formal announcement of unification between Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to form Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was made on May 17.

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Black Actresses Protest Against Racism in Cannes

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Bringing into limelight the lack of diversity and inclusion in the French film industry, 16 black actresses took to the red carpet in Cannes and staged a protest against racism, just days after 82 women, led by Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett, launched their own call for gender equality.

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Aviation Ministry Denied Charter Plane to Shift MLAs From Karnataka, Says JD(S)

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Kerala minister and JD-S leader Mathew T. Thomas on Friday alleged that the Ministry of Civil Aviation did not give them permission for a charter plane to shift Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) MLAs from Karnataka to Kochi.

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Over Hundred Held After Tripura Congress Takes out Akrosh Rally

 Friday, May 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Hundreds of Congress leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday for holding an ‘Akrosh rally’ here to protest against the demolition of many party offices in Tripura allegedly by the BJP government.

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