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First Haj flight leaves Srinagar for Saudi Arabia
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST
The first Haj flight with 420 pilgrims aboard took off from here on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia. ... read..


'Hindi-Centric' BJP does not respect diversity: K'taka Congress
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress Party on Tuesday said there is no existing rule stating that a state cannot have its own flag and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being 'Hindi-Centric' and not respecting diversity. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to visit Chhattisgarh on July 28
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will embark on a two-day visit of Chhattisgarh from 28th to 29th July. ... read..


Arunachal needs to take lessons from Thailand: Deputy CM Mein
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has said that his state needs to take economic growth lessons from Thailand to boost productivity in various sectors, including key ones like tourism and agriculture. ... read..


First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir leave for Jeddah
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Nearly 8100 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir would perform Haj this year and the first batch which is carrying nearly 800 passengers, has left for Saudi Arabia today. ... read..


Train services suspended in Kashmir for security reasons
Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Train services were suspended for security reasons in Kashmir valley, where separatists have called for a general strike today in protest against detention of seven of its leaders by National Investigating Agency (NIA). "We have suspended all tr ... read..


Brief encounter in north Kashmir
Srinagar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
A brief encounter took place between militants and security forces last night in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, official sources said. They said a naka was established at Ajas on Srinagar-Bandipora road last evening. However, during the naka, the ... read..


Oil extends gains as Saudi pledges export curbs
* Saudi Arabia to curb exports to 6.6 mln bpd in Aug * OPEC to tackle weak adherence of some members on output curbs * U.S. crude stocks may show 3 mln-barrel drop - preliminary poll By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia pledged to curb exports from next month and OPEC called on several members to boost compliance with production cuts to help rein in global oversupply and tackle flagging prices. Gains were also suppo ... read..


Dollar edges up from 13-month lows; U.S. political woes weigh
* Fed begins two-day meeting later in the global session * Dollar bolstered as upbeat U.S. data lifts U.S. Treasury yields * Political woes raise concern about obstacles to Trump's agenda By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
The dollar pulled away from a 13-month low against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, trying to shake off a recent selloff after upbeat U.S. economic data as investors awaited this week's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on the timing of its next policy ... read..


Dollar recovers from 13-month low on strong PMI readings, Asia stocks subdued
* Dollar | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
The dollar crept up from a 13-month low on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected readings on U.S. factory and services activity ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting later in the day, but Asian stocks were subdued. The dollar and U.S. Treasury yi ... read..


China's second-half GDP growth seen at around 6.7 pct - official think tank
SHANGHAI | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
China's economy is likely to grow at an annual rate of around 6.7 percent in the second half of 2017, slowing slightly from the first half of the year, the State Information Center (SIC) said on Tuesday. The State Information Center is an official think t ... read..


Klopp confirms Markovic set to leave Liverpool
Undated | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has said the Premier League club intend to sell winger Lazar Markovic during the current transfer window. The Serbia international, who spent the last season out on loan at Sporting Lisbon and Hull City, featured in Liverpo ... read..


Lukaku aims to become 'complete package' at Man United
Undated | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku does not consider himself a complete striker but is optimistic of creating his "own history" at Old Trafford. The Belgium international arrived at Old Trafford for a reported fee of 75 million pounds ( 97.74 million dolla ... read..


Paw power: China plans 100 panda-shaped solar plants on new Silk Road
BEIJING/HONG KONG | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
In a country where you can find everything from chopsticks to slippers designed to look like pandas, one Chinese energy company is going a step further by building 100 solar farms shaped like the bears along the route of the ambitious Belt and Road initia ... read..


Australian currency brokerage says Shanghai staff freed, aiding police
SHANGHAI | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
An Australian currency brokerage said three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, had been released and were now helping with a local police investigation. Sydne ... read..


Elbow injury may rule Djokovic out of US Open - report
Undated | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Former world number one Novak Djokovic is in doubt for the US Open due to his elbow injury, Serbian media reported, citing the country's Davis Cup team doctor. Djokovic retired hurt during the quarter-finals at Wimbledon and said he was considering taking ... read..


World Bank: Indonesia needs $500 bln in 5 yrs to plug infrastructure gap
JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday that Indonesia needs to nearly its double public spending on infrastructure and bring in more private investment to fill an infrastructure gap of $500 billion in the next five years. Kim said Indones ... read..


Ram Nath Kovind to take oath as country's 14th President today
New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Mr Ram Nath Kovind will today be sworn in as the 14th President of the country at an impressive ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament here. Mr Kovind, the second Dalit President after KR Narayanan, will be administered oath by Chief Justice ... read..


Bullion Market Opening Rates
Chennai | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Following is the Bullion market opening rates here today. 1 Gm Gold 22 Ct 2,727 1 Gm Silver - 40.90 UNI RSS1040 ... read..


Wonderful time for actors to be in the film industry : Kajol
By Sanya Pandey New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Bollywood actress Kajol says it is a lovely time to be in the film industry as an actor does not have to be conventional anymore. Talking to UNI, Kajol, who was in the capital to promote her latest film 'VIP 2', which will feature her alongside Tamil ... read..


Renowned scientist, academician Yash Pal passes away
New Delhi | Tuesday, Jul 25 2017 IST
Renowned scientist and academician Yash Pal has passed away at Max hospital in Noida, family sources said today. He was 90. Prof Pal, who died at 2000 hrs last night, is survived by wife and two sons. Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awardee, Prof Pal ha ... read..


Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:48 AM IST
President-elect Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday visited Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi. ... read..


Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:38 AM IST
It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. ... read..


678 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Jammu | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:28 AM IST
A fresh batch of 678 pilgrims left here on Tuesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, an official said. ... read..


Ram Nath Kovind to swear in as 14 President of India today
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President-elect Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn-in as the 14th President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today in a glittering ceremony. ... read..


Assam: Terrorist killed in joint ops, ammunition recovered
Kokrajhar (Assam) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
One terrorist has been gunned down in Assam's Kokrajhar district in a joint operation by Army and Assam Police, in the early hours today. ... read..


Separatists must be shown their real place: Hansraj Ahir
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lauding the crackdown by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Separatists that led to the arrest of seven leaders on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday said the g ... read..


Chhattisgarh Minister's wife acquires state forest land, resort construction underway
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Chhattisgarh cabinet minister's wife has been accused of acquiring a portion of the state's forest land and building a resort on it. ... read..


WhatsApp Manual: Five features you didn't know existed!
London [UK] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With WhatsApp becoming something of a prerequisite among users of all age groups, there is still a hoard of features which are yet to be discovered. ... read..


Narada sting probe: Kolkata mayor to skip court appearance today
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today, in connection with the Narada sting probe case. ... read..


Google launches final developer preview of Android O
Washington [US] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Nearly two months ahead of the scheduled launch of the latest Android update on September 22 this year, Google has unveiled the fourth and final developer preview of the latest version of its mobile operating system. ... read..


Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Eminent Indian scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal, passed away at the ripe age of 90 today at his residence in Noida. ... read..


UP Police recruitment exam cancelled after paper leak
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Government has called off the police recruitment exam due to paper leak. ... read..


Centre not giving NEET exemption to deprive backward people of benefits: DMK
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said the Centre was reluctant in giving exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as they want to deprive the backward class of availing benefits. ... read..


Congress dubs its MPs' suspension 'undemocratic'
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Dubbing the suspension of its six MPs as 'undemocratic', the Congress Party on Tuesday said the parliamentary democracy is under threat due to the present ruling dispensation. ... read..


Self-driving vacays- Emerging travel trend in India
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Self-driving is India's new immersive travel experience. Indian travellers now prefer their journeys to be as experiential and adventurous as possible. ... read..


Separatists now stand exposed before Kashmiri youth: BJP lauds NIA crackdown
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Lauding the National Investigation Agencys (NIA) crackdown on Separatists that led to arrest of their seven leaders on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Hurriyat stand ... read..


'Save Bengal' programme organised to expose present state situation before country: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said its 'Save Bengal' programme has been started to bring to light the present condition of West Bengal and also stating that an event relating to the same will be held in the Constitution Club on July 26. ... read..


Arrested Separatists to be produced before Delhi court today
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The seven arrested Separatists leaders will be produced before the Patiala House Court on Monday. ... read..


Defence experts demand 'no mercy' for arrested Separatists
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
While expressing contentment over the Government of India's commitment to proceed against the Separatists, defence experts on Monday blatantly said that 'no mercy' should be shown to the Hurriyat. ... read..


SC to hear Sahara-SEBI refund dispute today
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a case involving Sahara chief Subrata Roy and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) over a dispute of returning money to its investors. ... read..


SC to hear Cauvery water dispute case today
New Delhi [India] | July 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the Cauvery water dispute involving the tussle between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Prez condoles passing away of Prof U R Rao
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Prof. U.R. Rao. In a message to his wife Yashoda Rao, the President said, "I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband, Prof. U.R. Rao. An internationally-renowned space scientist, P ... read..


7th pay commission: Teachers hold protest; demand its implementation
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Privatisation of education and non-compliance of the recommendation points of the 7th pay commission were the main agenda of the protesting teachers who gathered from across the country and marched to Parliament here today. Under the leadership of All Ind ... read..


Pranav Chopra beats plucky Daksh K
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Pranav Chopra prevailed over a fighting Daksh K in three setter 6-4,4-6,6-2 first round match in the boys under-14 singles in the STA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club courts in Sector 1 here today. Agrima Gandhi got the better o ... read..


Haryana to appoint AEOs (sport) to improve ports environment in schools
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Haryana School Education Department will conduct appointments of talented Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) (Sports) to improve the sports environment in all government schools. The applications have been invited for the appointment of AEOs (Sports ... read..


Red sanders seized in TN
Ramanathapuram | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
In a first of its kind in the recent years, sleuths of the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit (OCU) of the district branch seized about 1.5 tonnes of red sanders meant for smuggling to Sri Lanka, at a check post, here today. A police team on suspicion q ... read..


Hardcore Maoist arrested in East Godavari agency
Kakinada | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The East Godavari police today arrested a hardcore Maoist at Pichukulapadu T Junction in Etapaka Mandal and recovered from him, some incriminating material. The Maoist, identified as Madivi Masa alias Mahesh (20), hails from Chipurugudem Mada, Narayanpu ... read..


SFI agitation turns tense, several injured in police lathi charge
Anathapur | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The agitation of the Student Federation of India (SFI) demanding facilities in social welfare hostel, turned to be tense as police resorted to lathi charge to disperse the students, who tried to barge into the Collector's office here today. The CPM affili ... read..


Heavy police mobilisation at Mudragada's house in Kirlampudi
Kakinada | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Important areas in East Godavari district, especially Kirlampudi, are virtually now cordoned off by police as an advance action to maintain law and order, in view of the proposed Chalo Amaravati Padayathra, proposed by Kapunadu leader Mudragada Padma ... read..


Customs officials seize 2.4 kg gold smuggled from Sri Lanka
Rameswaram | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Sleuths of Customs Preventive Unit (CPU) seized 2.4 kg of gold biscuits smuggled from Sri Lanka on the coast between Muhuntharayar Chathiram and Dhanushkodi, here today. Official sources said action on a tip off, a CPU team made the seizure after inter ... read..


Police arrest 5 for smuggling Panchaloha idols in TN
Thanjavur | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Police arrested five persons for trying to smuggle three priceless Panchaloha idols at Koranattukaruppur near Kumbakonam, here today. A police team intercepted the car at a check post and seized the antique idols of goddess Amman and Lord Vinayaka. The ... read..


I have received much more from the country than what I have given:Prez
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Overwhelmed by a deep sense of gratitude to people of India for the trust and confidence they reposed in him, President Pranab Mukherjee today said that he had received much more from the country than he had given. Speaking at a function where he recei ... read..


20,000 acres in Ananthaur district to be irrigated using MI tanks, rain guns
Amaravati | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today directed the officials concerned to mobilise Mobile Irrigation tanks and rain guns to provide water to at least 20,000 acres in the drought-hit Anathapur district. At a review meeting here, the Chie ... read..


157th Income Tax day celebrations held in grand manner in city
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Inclusive growth and tax reforms remain key challenges to India's growth, said Dr Rajiv Sharma, Chief Advisor to Telangana government here today. Delivering key note address on the occasion of 157th Income Tax Day celebrations here, Dr Sharma said th ... read..


KCR enjoys Telangana slang in 'Fida'
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is always busy with regular reviews on schemes and development works, took time out to watch 'Fida' - a Telugu film. KCR is said to have been attracted to the language and the slang of Telangana used ... read..


To look after welfare of ex-servicemen, war widows in Govt's responsibility: J&K Dy CM
Jammu | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
On the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said that it is the prime responsibility of the government to look after the welfare of ex-servicemen and their dependents. While meeting the Ex-Servicemen at ... read..


CM to launch scheme for Rajakas, Nayi Brahmins in Aug
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Finance Minister Etela Rajender and BC Welfare Minister Jogu Ramanna today said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will launch a new scheme for the welfare of the Most Backward Classes Rajakas and Nayi Brahmins at Pragathi Havan next month. T ... read..


Low Pressure likely to form over Bay of Bengal in next 24 hours
Visakhapatnam | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
A low pressure is likely to develop over North Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, the second low pressure system to form in the sea after a similar one developed due to depression over the same region last week. According to an official Spokesman of the ... read..


TDP leader arrested for land grabbing in Smart City
Visakhapatnam | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Leader from City G Sanyasirao was today arrested by police on the charges of land grabbing. A case was registered against the accused on direction from the Andhra Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the land scam an ... read..


Online portal launched to register sexual harassment complaints
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
An online complaint management system to register cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace -- SHe-Box -- was launched here on Monday. ... read..


MP spent Rs 800 crore in three years on advertisements
Bhopal | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government has spent Rs 800 crore on advertisements in the last three years, a Congress MLA said on Monday. ... read..


Where are the missing Indians in Mosul? Iraqi Minister flip-flops (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
In a flip-flop, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said here on Monday that the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are considered alive, after having said earlier in the day his government was not 100 per cent sure about this. ... read..


Police recruitment exam in UP cancelled after paper leak
Lucknow | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cancelled the online exam of the police and PAC for recruitment of sub-inspectors to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday after complaints of paper being leaked, said an official. ... read..


Delhi officials asked not to share views without minister's approval
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
As a Delhi government order asking officials not to communicate "views of the department without minister-in-charge's approval" appeared in social media on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleged that it was leaked from the Lt Governor's offi ... read..


Pranab Da never judged my government's decisions: Modi (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
A day before President Pranab Mukherjee demits office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lavished praise on him, saying he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments. ... read..


Navy will use Vasco airport more in future: Parrikar
Panaji | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the Indian Navy will make more use of Goa's only airport for military purposes in the coming years. ... read..


Congress files complaint against BJP MP for filming Lok Sabha proceedings
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The Congress on Monday filed a complaint against BJP MP Anurag Thakur for what the opposition party said was filming Lok Sabha proceedings. ... read..


AIADMK bribery case: HC seeks Tihar report on middleman's torture claim
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from city government and Tihar Jail authorities on a plea filed by Sukesh Chandrashekar, an accused in the Election Commission bribery case, alleging custodial torture in the jail. ... read..


NIA arrest of Hurriyat leaders should lead to nabbing of bigger fish: Experts
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Monday's move by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to arrest seven Hurriyat leaders on money laundering charges aimed at fomenting terror across the Kashmir Valley is just the tip of the iceberg, said experts. ... read..


Politics intensifies as arrested Kashmiri separatists brought to Delhi
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The politics intensified over the arrest of seven Kashmiri separatists by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charges of on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley. ... read..


Army hunts for escaped terrorists in J-K
Ajas (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Cordon and Search Operation was launched by the Indian Army on Monday late night after unknown number of terrorists exchanged fire with the forces in Ajas area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Kovind to be sworn-in as President on Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as India's 14th President on Tuesday at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. ... read..


Venkaiah Naidu terms Congress allegations as false, motivated
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
NDA's Vice-Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected allegations against him by Congress as "entirely false and motivated" and said it was clear evidence of the opposition party's "sense of hopelessness" and "political bankruptcy". ... read..


'Alchemy' education can take India to golden age: Prez Mukherjee
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called for upgradation of higher educational institutions to world-class levels and said education is the alchemy that could take India to its next golden age. ... read..


NIA team arrives with Hurriyat accused at CBI HQ, BJP, Congress lock horns over arrest
New Delhi [India]/Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team deputed to bring the seven Hurriyat leaders arrested on money laundering charges to fund terror in the Kashmir Valley, arrived at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a short while ago. ... read..


Naidu hits back on Congress allegations, terms it 'false and politically motivated'
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) vice-presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday hit back at the Congress Party's allegations about his property and said the allegations are 'entirely false and politically motivated'. ... read..


Maid's son, minor held for murder of senior citizen
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A youth and his juvenile accomplice have been held for killing a 61-year-old man here, police said on Monday. ... read..


Property dealer detained for hit-and-run killing
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A property dealer has been detained and is being questioned in connection with the mowing down of a man by a speeding car in central Delhi, police said on Monday. ... read..


NIA chargesheets nine for Bihar rail track blast plot
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against nine accused for their involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terrorist act by planting explosives on the railway tracks near Ghorasahan station in Bihar's Motihari district in September 2016. ... read..


More arrests likely in Hyderabad drug racket
Hyderabad | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket has so far arrested 19 accused and not ruled out more arrests. ... read..


Temperature in India rose half a degree in past decade
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The average temperature rose over half a degree in India over the last 10 years between 2007 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday. ... read..


Zonal Cultural Centres to promote traditional, folk art
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
In an attempt to protect, preserve and promote various forms of traditional art and folk art, the government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCC) across the country, said the Ministry of Culture on Monday. ... read..


Punjab CM's mother passes away
Chandigarh | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Rajmata Mohinder Kaur, the mother of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, passed away in Patiala city on Monday evening. ... read..


President condemned violence, bats for tolerance
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday condemned all forms of violence and batted for pluralism and tolerance. ... read..


Lok Nayak Bhavan fire doused
New Delhi [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The firefighters on late Monday evening doused fire at Lok Nayak Bhawan here. ... read..


A device that charges mobiles via two-wheelers
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | July 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An engineering student has invented a charger which can be used to charge electronic devices through two-wheelers. ... read..


Traffic on Gaya-Nawada road thrown out of gear
Gaya | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Traffic on Gaya-Nawada road (National Highway 82) was thrown completely out of gear today after a diversion route constructed across Paimar river washed away due to incessant rains during the last several days. Official sources said the diversion route wa ... read..


Vigilance Bureau files chargesheet against 23, including 8 doctors
Panta | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Bihar Vigilance Bureau today filed chargesheet against 23 accused, including a civil surgeon ad seven doctors in a case related to corruption, embezzlement of fund, fraud, forgery and destruction of evidences. The chargesheet was filed in the court of sp ... read..


Eight kaurians sustained injuries in police attack
Puri | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
As many as eight Kaurias (Shaiva devotees) one Police inspector and a driver were injured in a clash between the Kaurias and Police at the Sri Loknath temple here this morning. The incident occurred as the Police did not take action against a Servitor w ... read..


Pranab Da added new dimension to Rashtrapati Bhawan: Jajodia
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
ASSOCHAM president Sandeep Jajodia today gave rich compliments to Pranab Mukherjee who is completing his term as President of India, tomorrow, adding new glory to the highest Constitutional office. "Dada Mukherjee certainly brought a new dimension to the ... read..


AAP attacks BJP, RSS over Dinanath Batra recommendations to NCERT
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Lashing out at BJP and RSS over recommendations of right-wing activist Dinanath Batra, who heads the Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, to NCERT to remove some words from text books including urdu and arabic, the AAP today said it has exposed their model of ... read..


Dollar bounces off 13-month low, aided by solid U.S. data
* Dollar rises after hitting lowest since June 2016 * Euro falls after hitting highest since August 2015 * Solid U.S. data helps boost dollar By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The dollar edged up from its lowest level in more than a year on Monday, assisted by stronger-than-expected readings on the U.S. economy, as investors continued to watch developments on U.S. President Donald Trump's inner circle's possible ties to Russia. ... read..


Governor greets KTR with plant
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
AP and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan today greeted Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao on his birthday with a plant. Besides a greeting message, the Governor sent the Minister a beautiful plant and wished KTR all success in his future endeavours. ... read..


Second World Congress of Optometry in September
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Second World Congress of Optometry will be held here from September 11-13 to focus on the world's visually-impaired. The Congress will address issues of blindness, refractive error, and vision care as an integral component of public health, India ... read..


PM praises Pranab for guidance, knowledge
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today showered praise on outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, saying during his tenure, ''Rashtrapati Bhavan became a 'Lok Bhavan' (People's house).'' The Prime Minister's remarks came during a function held at Rashtrapat ... read..


J&K Panthers Party: In BJP rule, Dogra identity is under threat
Jammu | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
Enraged over an alleged sacrilegious overture of the state government with a motive to launch 'cultural invasion' in Jammu, the Panther Party activists today staged a protest demonstration here. The protestors, led by Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman JKNPP, ... read..


Amarpali owners in jail for non-payment of outstanding dues of Rs 4 crores : UP admin
Noida | Monday, Jul 24 2017 IST
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration today arrested CEO of Amarpali group Rithik Kumar Sinha and Director Nishant Mukul in case of payment of outstanding dues of Rs four crores in Janpad district of Uttar Pradesh. The action took place on the directions ... read..


Didn't instruct Jethmalani to use objectionable words against Jaitley: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani was "not instructed" by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to use objectionable words against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the cross-examination in the defamation case, Delhi High Court was told on Monday. ... read..


No pre-lunch sitting for SC on Tuesday due to new President's swearing-in
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court will not be sitting in its pre-lunch session on Tuesday as all its 27 judges of the top will be attending the swearing-in of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind at the Central Hall of Parliament ... read..


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