Friday, July 21, 2017

Hekmatyar ready to extend support to new coalition for Afghanistan's stability

Kabul [Afghanistan] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Criticizing 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..

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Roundup)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Ram 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..

Herd of elephants eats up Corn crops

Mysuru | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
A 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..

Ist Supplementary Budget tabled in MP Assembly

Bhopal | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Madhya 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..

ICC Womens World Cup: India opts to bat against Australia in rain delayed Semi Final 2

Derby | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

Need to catch up with changing technology for better outcomes: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Railway 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..

Russia ready to ink pact for supply of six 1,2000 MW nuke reactors in one go : Rosatom

Chennai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Russian 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..

Trump, Obama, Hillary extend support to McCain

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.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..

RIL Q1 consolidated net up by 28%

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Industrialist 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..

Will work to protect Constitution, uphold its values: Kovind

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
A 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..

UK to give update on Fox-Sky merger today -opposition Labour Party

LONDON | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

'Emotional' Kovind vows to uphold Constitution, serve marginalised people

New Delhi,[India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After 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..

Gunfire erupts near police bases in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Gunfire 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..

Rupee down by 15 paise against USD

Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

Cross voting -- Its reality in Tripura, Not ruled out in UP, Delhi, West Bengal

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Legislators 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..

Australian court rules in favour of indigenous group in Fortescue mining land case

By James Regan SYDNEY | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Australia'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..

Selling pressure in metal, auto stocks pull equities lower (Roundup)

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 6:15:05 PM IST
Despite 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..

'Game of Thrones' creators spark Twitter uproar due to slavery theme

Los Angeles |Thursday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Television 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..

Interups Inc. and CNP to launch Bharatham Hospitality

Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Interups 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..

MP Govt admits corruption in Kapildhara scheme

Bhopal | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Madhya 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..

The poorer a child is, the more disruptive is his behaviour

Washington D.C. [USA] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Children experiencing poverty suffer greater behavioural problems, according to a recent study.... read..

Pro-Kannada activists demand existence of old flag, condemn setting up of committee

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The 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..

UP Ass'ly: Oppn boycott budget proceedings over act of CM

Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Uttar 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..

Need to catch up with changing railway technology: Prabhu

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
Railway 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..

UP govt recommends CBI probe into Gomti Riverfront project

Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

RIL Q1 standalone net up 9% at Rs 8,196 cr on petchem gains

Mumbai |Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Mukesh 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..

India rejects China's demand, says withdrawal of troops should be on both sides (Roundup)

New Delhi/Beijing |Thursday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
India 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..

Kovind elected President, first leader with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan (Intro Roundup)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Ram 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..

U.S. to support Pakistan to add at least 3,000 MW of clean power

New York [U.S.A.] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Giving 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..

India to set up five nuclear reactors in cooperation with Russia, France & USA

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The 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..

Former U.S. envoy Verma joins The Asian Group as Vice Chairman, partner

Washington, D.C. [United States] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former U.S. Ambassador to India Richard Verma has joined The Asia Group as its vice chairman and partner.... read..

Akshay Kumar gives thumbs up to 'Mubarakan's new trailer

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Akshay Kumar, popularly known as Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, proudly presented the new trailer of Anees Bazmee's upcoming family entertainer 'Mubarakan'.... read..

Odisha vigilance initiates special drive to check corruption in allotment of houses

Bhubaneswar | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

Vijays Joy claims Madras Race Clu Cup

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..

RIL Q1 net up by 28.05 per cent

Mumbai | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Oil-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..

Absence of father ups stress in boys

Washington D.C. [USA | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The absence of a father has adverse physical and behavioural consequences for a growing child, especially boys, reveals a recent study.... read..

1000 medical officers to be appointed on contract basis in UP

Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
To 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..

Two killed as major fire breaks out at private hostel in UP

Kanpur | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
In 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..

Special security for industries in UP

Lucknow | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

Sanitation coverage up to 65.07% till July: Government

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The 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..

Buildup in rival Syrian rebel factions threatens spread of fighting

* 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 IST
Two 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..

Tunisian premier seeks to restore trust with anti-corruption push

By Tarek Amara TUNIS | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Tunisia'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..

Massive cross voting in key states Tripura, West Bengal, UP, Gujarat and Maharashtra help Kovind

New Delhi | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Massive 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..

Trump ends CIA arms support for anti-Assad Syria rebels -US officials

By John Walcott WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
The 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..

Kraft joins committee for joint 2026 World Cup bid

Undated | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Robert 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..

Gunfire erupts near police bases in Ivory Coast main city -witnesses

ABIDJAN | Thursday, Jul 20 2017 IST
Gunfire 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..

Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

* 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 IST
On 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..

Women's World Cup: India elect to bat first

Derby (UK) |Thursday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
India 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..

Sparks fly in RS over cow vigilantism, government says not anti-Muslim (Roundup)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Sparks 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..

FICCI launches insurance policy to promote use of ATA Carnets among start-ups and SMEs in India

New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New 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..

US Supreme Court partly rejects Trump on travel ban

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The 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..
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