Kabul [Afghanistan] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTCriticizing the Ashraf Ghani government, Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in his latest remarks that his party will extend support to any movement or coalition that is formed to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan by ending violence and confl... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM ISTRam Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating UPA candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy R... read..
Mysuru | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTA herd of wild elephants entered into fields and ate up the corn crops worth lakhs of rupees at Lakshmipura village in Periyapattana taluk in the District last night. The wild elephants crossed into the farm of Chinnappa and Thimmaiah and destroyed ... read..
Bhopal | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTMadhya Pradesh Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya today tabled in the Assembly Rs 5,052.53 crore-First Supplementary Budget that has a lion's share allocation of Rs 12.73 cr for three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions. Speaker Sitasaran Sharma has scheduled ... read..
Derby | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Indian Eves have opted to bat first after winning the toss here at County Ground in the second Semi-Final of the ICC Womens World Cup, 2017. The toss was delayed by three hours due to heavy showers. Nevertheless the Umpires have agreed to get goin... read..
New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu today stressed on the need to catch up with the changing technology for speeding up the project implementation process and for achieving faster goals in building new tracks. Mr. Prabhu was speaking at the internatio... read..
Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTRussian Nuclear Power Corporation Rosatom was considering its Indian counterpart Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) option of signing contracts for supply of all six 1,200 MW nuclear reactors in one go to save cost and time. Talking to repo... read..
New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTU.S. President Donald Trump, former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have extended their support and wishes to Sen. John McCain, 80, who has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumour.... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM ISTIndustrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) consolidated net profit went up by 28 per cent during the first quarter (April-June) of 2017-18, a company statement said here on Thursday.... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM ISTA visibly emotional President-elect, Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he will work towards protecting the Constition and upholding its values, and will serve the nation to ensure happiness for all.... read..
LONDON | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe British government will update parliament today on the next steps in Twenty-First Century Fox's bid for European pay-TV group Sky , the opposition Labour Party said on Twitter. Media minister Karen Bradley said last month she was minded to refer the ... read..
New Delhi,[India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTAfter having secured a comfortable win in the 2017 Presidential election, an emotional Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said his foremost duty would be to uphold the Indian Constitution and serve the marginalised sections of the society.... read..
ABIDJAN | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTGunfire erupted near several police installations across Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, witnesses and a police source said, in what appeared to be a renewed bout of insecurity following months of military mutinies. Shooting broke out at around 9.30 p.m.... read..
Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Rupee slipped today by 15 paise to 64.43 on rising demand for US Dollars by bankers and importers, dealers at foreign exchange (Forex) said. The local unit opened weak by seven paise at 64.35 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market today. Till ... read..
New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTLegislators in states including Left-ruled Tripura, Trinamool-ruled West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh seemed to have defied their respective party lines and exercised their voting rights in the crucial Presidential elections -- and in most cases the benefit o... read..
By James Regan SYDNEY | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTAustralia's Federal Court has ruled in favour of an indigenous Aboriginal group's claims over land used by Fortescue Metals Group to mine millions of tonnes of iron ore in Western Australia's Pilbara region. The ruling gives the Yindjibarndi people exclu... read..
Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM ISTDespite positive global cues, the Indian equity markets erased their morning gains to close in the red on Thursday, as heavy selling pressure was witnessed in metal, auto, healthcare and IT stocks.... read..
Los Angeles |Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM ISTTelevision network HBO's announcement of its upcoming fantasy drama project titled "Confederate" has led to an uproar on Twitter due to its slavery theme.... read..
Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTInterups Inc., a US based Public Company (ITUP) and CNP Business Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. (CNP), the sole Indian Investment Manager (IM) for SEBI registered Next Orbit Ventures Fund I & II (NOVF) have signed a joint venture (JV) to launch India's firs... read..
Bhopal | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTMadhya Pradesh Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava today admitted in the Assembly that massive corruption took place in the Kapildhara Scheme. Raising the issue during Question Hour, Mr Hardeep Singh Dang (principal-opposition C... read..
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTChildren experiencing poverty suffer greater behavioural problems, according to a recent study.... read..
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTThe pro-Kannada activists on Thursday demanded the old flag of the state to continue, while condemning the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) opposition to a Karnataka flag.... read..
Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTUttar Pradesh Assembly today took up budgetary proposals for the grants of the departments amid boycott by the entire opposition. In the absence of the opposition and their cut-motion, the house passed budgetary grants for Industry, Agriculture, ... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM ISTRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday described tracks as the backbone of Indian Railways and said it is necessary to catch up with the changing technology for better outcomes.... read..
Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Yogi Adityanath government has sent a letter to the Centre recommending a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore scam in the Gomti Riverfront Development project, a dream project of the previous Akhilesh Yadav government. A senior official in the Home... read..
Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM ISTMukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Thursday posted a healthy 9 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the first quarter ended June at Rs 8,196 crore on the back of higher margins from its petrochemicals business and a one-time gai... read..
New Delhi/Beijing |Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM ISTIndia on Thursday rejected China's demand for withdrawal of troops from the Doklam border area, saying the pull out should be from both sides for a dialogue to be held for resolving the month long military stand-off at the tri-junction in Sikkim sector.... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM ISTRam Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was on Thursday elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS backgr... read..
New York [U.S.A.] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTGiving a major relief to Pakistan, which has been facing chronic shortage of energy, severely limiting economic development, the United States will support Pakistan to add at least 3,000 megawatts of clean power generation infrastructure to Pakistan's nat... read..
New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTThe government has accorded 'in principle' approval of five coastal sites and designated them for locating large capacity Light Water Reactors (LWRs) for Nuclear Energy in cooperation with the Russian Federation, France & the United States.... read..
Washington, D.C. [United States] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTFormer U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined The Asia Group as its vice chairman and partner.... read..
New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTAkshay Kumar, popularly known as Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, proudly presented the new trailer of Anees Bazmee's upcoming family entertainer 'Mubarakan'.... read..
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Vigilance department in Odisha has initiated a special drive special drive with a noble objective to contain and minimize corrupt practices in the rural housing schemes in the state. As per the new initiative the Vigilance director... read..
Hyderabad | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST:Less fancied Vijays Joy,trained by L.V.R.Deshmukh and ably ridden by jockey Rafique Shaik cliamed the 1200 metres Madrs Race Club Cup,the feature event of the monsoon races held here today. Punters took a beating when as many as seven favourites i... read..
Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTOil-to-telecom major, Reliance Industries has reported a rise of 28.05 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 at Rs 9,108 crore as compared to net profit of 7,113 for the same quarter a year ago. A total income f... read..
Washington D.C. [USA | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTThe absence of a father has adverse physical and behavioural consequences for a growing child, especially boys, reveals a recent study.... read..
Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTTo deal with shortage of doctors in government hospitals, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to appoint 1000 medical officers on contract basis. Mr Alok Kumar, Secretary Medical and Health department UP said here today, one MBBS emergency medical of... read..
Kanpur | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTIn a major fire that broke out at a private boys hostel in Kakadev area of the industrial city today, two students lost their lives while 14 others were injured. According to police, the fire broke out from a car, which was parked near the house an... read..
Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Uttar Pradesh government has ensured special security to the investors in the state. An officer of the Superintendent of police rank will be deputed to supervise the security of the industrialists and officer of Circle officer rank will look after ot... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM ISTThe government on Thursday said that the Swachh Bharat Mission has picked up great momentum, with the sanitation coverage increasing from 41.80 per cent in October 2014 to 65.07 per cent in July 2017, and is hopeful of achieving its target by October 2019... read..
* Rebel infighting erodes opposition to Syria's president * Islamist rebels may escalate conflict beyond Idlib region By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTTwo major rival Islamist insurgent groups battled for a second successive day in northwestern Syria and began reinforcing themselves elsewhere today in a possible prelude to wider-scale inter-rebel fighting, rebel sources said. Infighting has weakened the... read..
By Tarek Amara TUNIS | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTTunisia's prime minister vowed today to push ahead with a war against corruption to restore trust in the state, adding this would exclude no-one whatever their political affiliation. Youssef Chahed's speech to lawmakers is part of a campaign that has gain... read..
New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTMassive cross voting in the Presidential elections in favour of BJP-led NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind could work as a major dampener to the planned 'greater opposition unity' for the 2019 general elections - even as some Congress leaders outright reject s... read..
By John Walcott WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTThe Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert program to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two US officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia. The US decision, said one... read..
Undated | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTRobert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's Revolution, has been named honorary chairman of the board for the joint 2026 World Cup bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States. "Robert Kraft has been one ... read..
ABIDJAN | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTGunfire was heard coming from two police installations in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan, according to two Reuters witnesses. Shooting broke out last night at around 9.30 p.m. (2130 GMT) in the Cocody neighbourhood near the national police and gendarmes ... read..
* Crown prince summoned to meeting by king * Heir to throne ousted in favour of king's favourite son * Palace moves reshape Saudi leadership * Saudi official says story is worthy of Hollywood Undated | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 ISTOn Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. The... read..
Derby (UK) |Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM ISTIndia skipper Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to bat first in their women's cricket World Cup semi-finals match against strong title contenders Australia here on Thursday.... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM ISTSparks flew in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday during the discussion on cow vigilantism and atrocities on Dalits, with the opposition trying to corner the government and a minister raking up the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the 2002 Godhra incident.... read..
New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM ISTNew Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI-NewsVoir): Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in association with The New India Assurance Company Limited (NIA), Besso Limited (London Insurance Brokers) and JB Boda Reinsurance Brokers Pvt. Lt... read..
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 ISTThe US Supreme Court rejected today a bid by President Donald Trump to block a judge's ruling that prevented his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries from being applied to grandparents of US citizens. But in a partial win for Trump, the... read..