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Train ramps down father-son in Assam; gateman suspended
Guwahati | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A father-son duo was killed when their car was hit by the speeding up Rajdhani Express at a level crossing near Chabua in Dibrugarh district of Assam late last night. The engine of the train was also damaged in the accident, disrupting train traffic in t ... read..


Buddhists celebrate Drukpa Tshshe festival
Gangtok | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Buddhists here and across the State celebrated Drukpa Tseshe festival today. It is celebrated on the Tsheshe meaningfourth (in Tibetan) day of Drukpa 6th month of Tibetan Lunar Calendar corresponding mostly to July. It commemorates Lord Buddha's First s ... read..


Heavy rain likely in Chhattisgarh
Pune | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Heavy to very heavy rain at a few places, with extremely heavy rain at isolated chunks, is very likely to occur in Konkan, Goa and Vidarbha during next 24 hours, predicted the Indian Meteorological Department in a bulletin here today. The Met said that h ... read..


Goa CM launches IGNITE-EDC Innovation Hub
Panaji | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday inaugurated IGNITE-EDC Innovation Hub, incubation centre and co-working space of EDC Limited, Government of Goa company. Goa IT Minister Rohan Khaunte, Secretary IT Amey Abhyankar, EDC Chairman Siddharth Ku ... read..


Gender disparity hinders women empowerment, their integration in mainstream: Veep
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Saying that gender disparity hinders women's empowerment and their integration in mainstream, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu argued on Monday for a major shift in people's mindset which would lead to a positive attitude towards women and their role in so ... read..


Jiva Ayurveda launches first-ever diagnostic protocols for Ayurveda
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Jiva Ayurveda, a leading and trusted name in Ayurveda, launched first-of-its-kind diagnostic protocols for Ayurveda with the aim to create a definite structure for this ancient healing tradition and turn it into globally accepted medical science. Called ... read..


Agriculture should be on top of agenda of Govt: Vice President
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Describing Agriculture as the backbone of the Indian economy, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that it should be on the top of the agenda of the Government. Speaking after inaugurating the New India Conclave being organised by Y4D Foundati ... read..


N Railways gets automatic coach cleaning
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
In a bid to save water and improve efficiency in the cleaning of trains, the Northern Railways has started using `Automatic Train Coach Washing System'. ... read..


Parental control may not keep teens away from watching pornography
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 8:11:31 PM IST
As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of time online, many parents now use Internet filtering tools (such as parental controls) to protect their children from accessing sexual material online. ... read..


Terrorists attack police post at NC leader's house, 1 policeman killed
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 16, 2018 8:11:31 PM IST
One policeman was killed and another got injured after terrorists on Monday attacked a police post outside National Conference (NC) leader Ghulam Muhadin's residence here. ... read..


Here's when it makes sense to be selfish
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 8:11:28 PM IST
Turns out, looking at the big picture can lead to better decisions. ... read..


Journalists view co-workers as more ethical than peers: study
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 16, 2018 8:11:28 PM IST
In this digital age, journalistic ethics have become a common talking point. ... read..


CBI chargesheets Farooq Abdullah in JKCA scam
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | July 16, 2018 8:11:28 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar, against former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and other accused in the multi-crore J&K Cricket Associa ... read..


Lone Kashmiri crosses to PoK,57 guests from across LoC arrive
Srinagar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Only one Kashmiri crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) while 57 guests from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) arrived here in the weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus to meet their relatives, separated in 1947 due to partition, official sources said. ... read..


Secretary Information Sarmad gets additional charge of Director Information
Srinagar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday ordered that Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez shall hold the additional charge of the post of Director Information & Public Relations till incumbent Director, Tariq Ahmad Zargar resumes his duties. Pertinently, ... read..


D C Raina assumes office as J&K's new Advocate General
Srinagar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Senior Advocate D C Raina on Monday assumed office as the new Advocate General of Jammu & Kashmir replacing Jehangir Iqbal Ganai. Mr Raina was accorded warm welcome by the officers and officials on his arrival in the office of the Advocate General here. M ... read..


Sidhu must ask CM to act against Badals for misuse of govt machinery:Activist Chadha
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit general secretary and RTI activist Dinesh Chadha on Monday asked cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to avoid making just headlines of newspapers and ask Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to act against Badals for the g ... read..


South Africa's Shamsi leaves Sri Lanka tour
COLOMBO | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has left the tour of Sri Lanka for unspecified family reasons, officials said on Monday. No decision has been made on a return date and no replacement has been named ahead of the second test in Colombo starting on Fri ... read..


Croatia fly flag for the little guys
By Mark Gleeson MOSCOW | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A World Cup of surprises showed once again how small teams are finding a way to compete with the big boys, as was the case at the European Championship two years ago. It was Iceland and Wales who shook up the established order in 2016, now Belgium and C ... read..


Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
Kottayam | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Following were the Rubber Market rates announced by the Rubber Board here today per quintal KOTTAYAM RSS FOUR Rs 12900 RSS FIVE Rs 12650 ISNR TWENTY: Rs 12800 SIXTY PERCENT LATEX: Rs. 8190 KOCHI RSS FOUR Rs. 12900 RSS FIVE Rs. 12650 INTERNATI ... read..


Yechury alleges Modi Govt subverting CBI selection process to induct officers for political vendetta
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Accusing the Narendra Modi government of destroying the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said that the officers are inducting in the agency only those who are targ ... read..


With President's nod, Assam gets a stringent law to fight witch-hunting
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to The Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015, that was awaiting Presidential approval. According to official sources here on Monday, the President's nod to the Bill was given ... read..


CM expresses concern over boat accidents
Amaravati July 16 | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed concern over the boat accidents in the state and directed the revenue and police departments to work in a coordinated manner to check the mishaps. The Chief Minister held review meeting on teleco ... read..


Raegan emerges as new kid on the block; Anusha regains confidence to win crown
Indore | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Raegan Albuquerque, who now represents Maharashtra for the past two years, has come a long from his PSPB Academy days. His sound footing there under the then Chinese coach, Yen Wei, paid rich dividends today as he broke the back of Gujarat's Manush Sha ... read..


Britannia's largest Greenfield manufacturing facility launched in Assam
Guwahati | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Britannia Industries Ltd. (BIL), India's leading Food Company, today launched its largest Greenfield manufacturing facility in the country, at an investment of Rs 170 crore, at Rampur, on the outskirts of Assam's main city Guwahati. The facility will p ... read..


Rain continues in Cauvery belt, Malnad and Western Ghats
Bengaluru | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
South West Monsoon rain continued to lash parts of Karnataka including Cauvery belt, Malnad and Western Ghat section throwing normal life out of gear. Besides, the ghasty winds accompanying the very heavy doun pour have uprooted many trees and electric po ... read..


BJP supporters going to attend PM rally rough up police near Kharagpur; TMC condemn attack
Kharagpur | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
At least 15 security personnel, including policemen and civic volunteers, today sustained injuries when they were roughed up by scores of irate BJP supporters at Chowringee near Mohanpur in West Medinipur district, a senior police officer said. The police ... read..


Centre considering providing health cards to accredited journalists
Patna | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Union Minister of State for Health Ashwani Kumar Choubey today said that the Centre was considering providing health cards to accredited journalists. Mr Choubey told newspersons here that his ministry was assessing the possibility of providing health card ... read..


ASEAN journalists discuss mutual interest issues with Assam CM
Guwahati | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
As part of a familiarization visit, 20 journalists from ASEAN countries called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, under India-ASEAN Media Exchange Programme, here today. The India-ASEAN media exchange programme is arranged with an aim to provi ... read..


Trinamool hits back at PM's ''syndicate'' comment
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The Trinamool Congress on Monday expressed profound concern for those injured at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Midnapore rally. In a statement, party leaders Partha Chatterjee and Derek O'Brien said, ''We pray for their early recovery. All medical as ... read..


Sister Sudiksha new spiritual head of Sant Nirankari Mission
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Sister Sudiksha is the spiritual head of Sant Nirankari Mission, it was announced on Monday. "As desired and blessed by the present Nirankari Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj, Holy Sister Sudiksha Ji has been declared as Nirankari Satguru and the ... read..


LG unveils AI-powered televisions in India
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
LG Electronics India launched the Artificial Intelligence (AI) ThinQ televisions in India. "Designed to bring a new level of convenience, enhanced connectivity and a more immersive TV viewing experiences, the new range includes various models under its ... read..


Volvo XC40: 200 orders in 15 days of launch
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Volvo Car India confirms bookings for the first 200 compact Luxury SUV XC40 R-Design within a fortnight of launch, a statement said here on Monday. Two new variants of the 'European Car of the Year' have been opened for bookings with scheduled deliveries ... read..


Vistara to add 50 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft to fleet
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Vistara, domestic airline based in Gurgaon, has signed a letter of Intent (LoI) for 13 A320neo aircraft to add to its existing portfolio of 21 Airbus aeroplanes, reconfirming the appeal of the best-selling single aisle family. The full-service airline ... read..


SC fixes Shopian firing case hearing on July 30
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:41:30 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday fixed July 30 for further hearing in the petition filed by Lt Col Karamveer Singh who had moved the court to quash the Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) Police's FIR against his son Major Aditya Kumar. ... read..


India doesn't need 'Bechara' like Kumaraswamy: Jaitley
New Delhi (India) | July 16, 2018 6:41:28 PM IST
Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday noted that India's leader cannot be a 'Bechara' (weak person). ... read..


2 arrested in Sambhal's gangrape and murder case
Sambhal | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Prime accused and one of his accomplice have been arrested in the incident of burning of a woman alive after her rape in the district on Saturday. Altogether five people have been made accused in the gruesome incident happened in Rajpura area of t ... read..


CBI files chargesheet in cricket scam against Dr Farooq, 3 others in Srinagar
Srinagar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed charge-sheet in a local court against former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah and three others in multi crore cricket scam in Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). The Investigation Agency ... read..


32 new ROBs/RUBs to come up in Punjab:PWD Min
Amritsar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Targeting resolution of traffic problems plaguing the state, Punjab government has decided to construct 32 new Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges across the state. The RoBs/RUBs would be constructed in a period of two years at an estimated co ... read..


AAP appoints 14 General Secys as observers of 40 vidhan sabha constituencies
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Extending its Punjab unit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday appointed 14 state general secretaries as observers of 40 vidhan sabha constituencies, district presidents of Jalandhar rural, Tarn Taran and also appointed halqa incharges of SBS Nagar and ... read..


Punjab govt releases Rs 469 cr to clear pending payments under various welfare & dev schemes
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Giving a further fillip to its development agenda, Punjab government on Monday released Rs 469 crore towards pending payments for various schemes and development projects, besides clearing the entire pendency of VAT/GST refunds in the state treasury. The ... read..


Punjab Min hands over appointment letters on compassionate ground to 153 dependents of PSPCL employees
Bathinda/Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Punjab Power and New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar handed over appointment letters on compassionate ground to 153 dependents of those employees of PSPCL who had died in service, at Bathinda. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kanga ... read..


Truecaller introduces Call Recording to help report nuisance calls
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Truecaller on Monday introduced their latest feature, Call Recording, for its Android users globally. This is another step towards upgrading their premium offerings aimed at making communication safe and efficient by helping users report harassment relate ... read..


Surveillance camera to be installed in entire Puducherry: CM
Puducherry | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The entire Puducherry region would be covered under surveillance camera once,the smart city project was implemented,chief minister V Narayansamy told the legislative assembly on Monday. Replying to a question,he said presently 103 survillence cameras ... read..


Gujarat rains: 95 stranded rail passengers rescued, several trains cancelled in Bhavnagar division
Veraval | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
At least 95 stranded rail passengers who got stuck in Gir Somnath district due to water logging were rescued on Monday by NDRF and state machinery. Meanwhile, several trains in Bhavnagar division on the meter gauge section have been cancelled in the wake ... read..


IJU takes strong exception to summoning of Auqib Javeed by NIA
Hyderabad | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) took strong exception to the summoning of Auqib Javeed, a reporter of Kashmir Observer newspaper based in Srinagar by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday and Sunday to question on his professional and per ... read..


Salvage Operations on for MV SSL Kolkata that caught fire last month
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The salvage operations of the container vessel MV SSL Kolkata that had caught fire last month is continuing in rough weather conditions with 2- 4 metre swells. The vessel is grounded at about 8 nautical miles off the ecologically sensitive Sundarbans sinc ... read..


Zee5 premiers 'Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone'
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Fans of Sunny Leone, who have always been curious about her journey and her life behind the glamour, are in for a treat as Leone's biopic 'Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone' premiered on Monday on Zee5. Taking to her Twitter page, Leone gush ... read..


JD(S)-Congress Govt in Karnataka based on ideology and common elements: KPCC Chief
Bengaluru | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dinesh Gundurao today slammed Union Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks in a blog calling the JDS-Congress Coalition government as non-ideological and opportunist alliance with no agenda. "The govern ... read..


Modi sounds poll bugle;blasts Mamata for syndicate raj
Midnapore | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Sounding the poll bugle for the 2019 elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people of Bengal had used the power of democracy to get rid of Communism. "Now, within months, Bengal is going to be free. Bengal is waiting for an opportunity. Fo ... read..


Sensex ends lower at 36,323.77 pts on negative Asian cues
Mumbai | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) tanked in a volatile session on Monday by 217.86 points to end negative at 36,323.77 as rising inflation dampened the investors' sentiments amidst weaker cues from Asian peers. The Nifty of National Stoc ... read..


Rupee down by 7 paise against USD
Mumbai | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The Rupee on Monday slipped by seven paise to 68.59 on rising demand for US Dollars by banks and importers, dealers at the Forex Market said. The domestic unit fell by two paise to 68.54 in early trade. Finally it closed negative at 68.59, easing by se ... read..


Ruckus Networks launches Wi-Fi access points for smart cities, public transportation
Bangalore | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, on Monday announced the availability of two new 802.11ac Wave 2 access points (APs) designed to provide Wi-Fi coverage in space-constrained sites and in hard-to-reach areas. "The Ruckus E510 is the industry's ... read..


Javadekar to inaugurate conference of Heads of Ayush National Institutes
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A two-day conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes will be held here from July 17, an official statement said. "With an aim of upgrading quality of education, research, hospital care facilities in the national AYUSH institutions throughout the co ... read..


Yamaha launches 'Street Rally' for sporty scooter buyers
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt Ltd has introduced another exciting edition to its Cygnus Ray ZR scooter series with the all new 'Street Rally' Edition in India on Monday. The 'Street Rally' Edition draws design inspiration from globally reputed two wheele ... read..


BJYM attack on my office brings out true face of BJP: Tharoor
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Condemning the attack on his office by the activists of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) on Monday, Congress MP Shashi Throor said the incident has brought out the true face of the BJP. In a strong protest against Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' jibe ... read..


Double homicide in Indore
Indore | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Unidentified persons have killed two members of a family and injured one another at a colony in Madhya Pradesh's commercial capital, police said. Wholesale trader Sudama Gupta, his father Vindhyachal Gupta and his son Sandeep were attacked by the accused ... read..


Road mishap kills 2 kids
Chhindwara | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Two children were today crushed to death by a truck while they were going to school near Bohta village, police said. Anjali Parte (8) and Krishna Kumar Parte (10) died on the spot. The truck driver fled from the spot along with the vehicle. A case has be ... read..


Tharoor accuses BJP of vandalising his office
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:37 PM IST
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha of vandalising his constituency office in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. ... read..


Tent collapse in PM's rally: Organisers must take responsibility for lapse, says TMC
Medinipur (West Bengal) [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:37 PM IST
All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday expressed concern over the tent collapse incident that took place during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kisan Kalyan rally in Medinipur. ... read..


'Muslim party' row: Rahul has exposed Congress' real face, says Javadekar
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:34 PM IST
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar came down heavily on Congress President Rahul Gandhi over the 'Congress is a Muslim Party' remark. ... read..


SC seeks ways to tackle Delhi's garbage disposal issue
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:28 PM IST
In the wake of mounting piles of garbage in the national capital, the Supreme Court on Monday asked senior lawyer Colin Gonsalves to prepare a suggestion list as to how the issue can be tackled. ... read..


Congress shouldn't be defensive: Inquilab journalist
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 6:11:25 PM IST
Criticising the Congress for its retraction to a statement of party president Rahul Gandhi on Muslims which snowballed into a controversy, Inquilab journalist Mumtaz Alam Rizvi on Monday said that the party should not be on the defensive. ... read..


Entries invited for international translators' prize in Bengali
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Entries are now open for the Harvill Secker Young Translators Prize, with Bengali being the chosen language for the ninth edition of the annual prize. ... read..


CBI books medical council staffer for graft
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
The CBI has registered a case against a clerk in Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) for allegedly demanding bribe for enhancement of seats in Maharashtra's Kolhapur-based Late Kedari Redekar Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, an official said on Monday. ... read..


Jaitley targets Congress over Kumaraswamy breaking down
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that "only members of one family can rule India" and that others should be pushe ... read..


Congress worst communal party: BJP
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Stepping up its attack on the Congress, the BJP on Monday dubbed it the "worst communal party" and sought its clarification over the reported remarks of Rahul Gandhi that his party is for the Muslims. ... read..


Regularise PHE casual labourers who donate land, Targami
Srinagar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Urging Governor administration to regularize the services of Public Health Engineering (PHE) casual labourers who have donated land for the department, the CPI(M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami also demanded the release of their salaries pending f ... read..


LS polls could be like world Cup football finals: Akhilesh
Lucknow | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi of this hurricane tour of Uttar Pradesh and launching the informal Lok Sabha election campaign claimed that it was evident from yesterday's world cup football final match that ... read..


BMW India extends special service support for flood-affected customers in Mumbai
Mumbai | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
BMW India has announced special aftersales support for flood-affected BMW customers in Mumbai area. A special task force of certified technicians and service advisors has been deployed at various service points for a wide variety of comprehensive checks ... read..


Tata Steel down by 6.96 pc to Rs 519.30
Mumbai | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Tata Steel slid on Monday slipped by 6.96 pc to Rs 519.30 to be the top losers in the 30-share Sensex pack at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Other losers were Tata MotorsDVR by 5.02 pc to Rs 142.75, Tata Motors by 4.77 pc to Rs 251.15 and Sun Pharma by ... read..


Sensex down by 217.86 pts
Mumbai | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday dropped by 217.86 points to settle at 36,323.77 on weak global cues. The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too declined by 82.05 points at 10,936.85. The sensex registered the day's high a ... read..


MNS ransacks PWD office in Thane to protest against bad roads
Thane | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Activists of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Monday ransacked the PWD office at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai, protesting the bad condition and potholes at the Sion-Panvel Highway. The activists shouted slogans as 'Eknath Shine Hai Hai, Pravin Pote Hai ... read..


Punjab should be given special industrial zone status by virtue of its socio-eco importance :Cong MP
Chandigarh | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee President and MP Sunil Jakhar today said that in wake of immense social, economic and geographical importance of Punjab, the state must be developed as a special industrial zone. In a statement here today, Mr Jakhar said ... read..


GST Council may consider changes in tax slabs: MoS Finance
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Minister of State for Finance Shiv Partap Shukla on Monday said GST Council may consider changes in the tax slabs of Goods and Services Tax, (GST) in the next meeting scheduled on July 21. Talking to reporters on the sideline of an event here, the Minist ... read..


NITI Aayog initiative to spur demand of electric vehicles: SMEV
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has said the 10-point action plan developed by NITI Aayog to combat rising air pollution could further spur the demand for electric vehicles (EVs). This apart, it will also help in reducing carbon emis ... read..


Centre has taken steps on stubble burning issue, says Radha Mohan while lauding ICAR
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
To resolve the issue of environment pollution due to stubble burning after paddy harvest, the Centre has decided to extend to financial assistance to the tune of 80 per cent for establishing Farm Machinery Banks for custom hiring of equipment. This will b ... read..


Youth killed in sibling fight in Jammu
Jammu | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A youth died when he had a fight with his brother over some issue here on city outskirts. "Two brothers this afternoon had a fight over some matter in village Harsa Dabber of tehsil Bishnah here in which one Lalit Kumar,20, son of Amar Nath suffered a fa ... read..


Mbappe's France have quality to emulate Pele's boys from Brazil
By Mark Gleeson MOSCOW | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
When teenager Kylian Mbappe netted France's fourth goal in the World Cup final, thoughts turned to the possibility that the French could go on to emulate the dominant Brazilian teams led by their great striker Pele. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the ... read..


Huge consignment of foreign liquor seized in 'dry' Bihar
Hajipur | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Police today seized huge consignment of foreign liquor from a truck at Madhaul village under Mahua police station area in Vaishali district. Police said here that 447 cartons of foreign liquor were seized from the truck following specific intelligence in ... read..


We will continue to raise special status demand for Bihar: Nitish
Patna Jul 16 | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today reiterated that he would continue to raise the special status demand for Bihar, with all vigour and sincerity as it was a genuine demand in the interest of the people of the state, having support of all parties on ... read..


Train ramps down father-son in Assam
Guwahati | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A father-son duo was killed when their car was hit by the speeding up Rajdhani Express at a level crossing at Chabua in Dibrugarh district of Assam late last night. Reports received here today said that the victims, Bimal Sharma and his son Arnab Garg, w ... read..


'Fanney Khan' takes a stand on body shaming
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The much-awaited film 'Fanney Khan' starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rajkummar Rao is not just a musical drama but a strong take on body shaming too. As shown in the trailer, Anil Kapoor plays a father of a teenager who is battling with h ... read..


BEL signs MoU with Saab, Sweden
Bengaluru | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab, Sweden, recently for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, co-developed by BEL and Saab. The Long Range Air Surveillance Radar ... read..


Demand for separate religion status for Lingayat to continue: Patil
Vijayapura | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Former Karnataka Minister M B Patil, who had spearhead the agitation for separate religion status to Lingayat community months before the May 12 election to Legislative Assembly, said that the fight will resume after one month. Addressing a press conferen ... read..


Differences in top EC at Mohun Bagan surfaced again, Now about celebration of Mohun Bagan Day on July 29
Kolkata | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Mohun Bagan's two senior executive members Srinjoy Bose and Debashis Dutta today slammed club general secretary Anjan Kumar Mitra for not inviting them to an executive committee meeting scheduled for the day. " We have come to know that you have called an ... read..


Dreaded criminal arrested in Bihar
Bhagalpur | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Police arrested a dreaded criminal Sattan Yadav from Raghopur Teekar village under Nathnagar police station area in the district today. Senior police superintendent Ashish Bharti said here that the outlaw Sattan, who was absconding for the last 15 years w ... read..


Heavy rains paralyse normal life in Odisha, SRC rules out flood like situation
Bhubaneswar | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
A low pressure in the Bay of Bengal caused heavy rains across Odisha for last two days disrupting normal life at several places with some rivers in south Odisha showing rise of water level to the danger level. Odisha Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupad ... read..


9 members of an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters arrested
Banka | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Police arrested nine members of an inter-state gang of vehicle lifters from Baunsi police station area in the district today. Police superintendent Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said that vehicle lifters were arrested from their hideout following specific intell ... read..


India's chief coach Constantine calls four u-19 players for senior national camp in Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Four U-19 players, who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, have been summoned by national coach Stephen Constantine for the preparatory camp for the SAFF Championship. Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rahim Ali and Rahul ... read..


Chappan Bhog for Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra
Mayapur | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
As per scriptures Jagannath Mahaprasad is so pure that whoever partakes it is sanctified and is bestowed with the boon of liberation. In Puri everyday 56 food items are offered to Jagannath also known as ''Chappan Bhog'. Hence in common lingo Lord Ja ... read..


Moderate to heavy rains hit Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Moderate to heavy rains on Monday lashed various parts of the city, bringing respite from the hot and humid conditions. The rain, which was followed by overcast sky, also caused trafic jams and waterlogging in various parts of the capital city. A Meteor ... read..


North Goa SP issues prohibitory orders during Assembly Session
Panaji | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
North Goa District Superintendent of Police on Monday promulgated Section 30(2) of the Police Act, 1861, to be in force in the jurisdiction of Police Stations Porvorim and Panaji from July 19, 2018, till 6th Session of the Seventh Legislative Assembly of ... read..


Jaguar F-TYPE gains turbocharged four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Jaguar Land Rover India has introduced four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine and will be incorporated in F-type's entry-level four-cylinder model to Jaguar's 322 km per hour, all-weather supercar the F-type SVR. ''The award-winning F-TYPE now spans fro ... read..


Eatigo receives follow-on investment from TripAdvisor
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Eatigo, the leading restaurant reservation platform in Southeast Asia, has received a follow-on investment from its existing strategic investor, TripAdvisor, bringing its total raise across all its investors to date to over 25 million dollars. The pre s ... read..


Modi Govt has failed to fulfil its commitment to women's empowerment: Cong
New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Charging the Narendra Modi government of failing to fulfill its commitment to women, made during the public rallies by Mr Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Monday said the policies of the government only serve to hide the 'anti-wom ... read..


Bengali migrant worker in Kerala dies of beating for 'stealing' hen
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
A Bengali migrant worker, who died in a hospital here on Friday, had succumbed to the injuries he sustained on being beaten up by a group of people here last month for allegedly stealing a hen, police said on Monday. ... read..


Bengal Kisan rally: PM visits injured in hospital
Medinipur (West Bengal) [India] | July 16, 2018 5:11:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the injured in the hospital and enquired about the condition of those who were hurt after a portion of a tent collapsed on them at his Kisan Kalyan rally in Medinipur on Monday. ... read..


Was sharing joy with Puducherrians: Kiran Bedi on FIFA troll
New Delhi [India] | July 16, 2018 5:11:54 PM IST
After facing flak over her congratulatory tweet for France's World Cup win, Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday said everyone was thrilled over the win hence; she was sharing joy with the Puducherrians. ... read..


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