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  • newPSU bank strike on July 29 may affect services

    PSU bank strike on July 29 may affect services

    Normal banking operations may take a hit on Friday as public sector bank employees will go on strike to protest against proposed merger of associate banks with SBI and banking reforms announced by the government.
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Jul 16, 6:38pm -

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  • newIndian national not executed in Indonesia: Sushma Swaraj

    Indian national not executed in Indonesia: Sushma Swaraj

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: PTI)It was not clear why the Indian was not executed while four other convicts were put to death by the firing squad.New Delhi: Indian national Gurdip Singh, who was to be executed last night on drug charges in Indonesia, has not been put to death, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday."Indian Ambassador in Indonesia has informed me that Gurdip Singh whose execution was fixed for last night, has not been executed," Swaraj said…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newArvind Kejriwal gets bail in defamation case

    Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in defamation case

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Photo: PTI)Punjab's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia had filed the case against Kejriwal in May this year for tarnishing his reputation.Amritsar: A Punjab Court on Friday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal and his party colleague Sanjay Singh in connection with a defamation case.Both have been granted bail on a personal bond of Rs. 40, 000. The matter would be next heard on October 15.Punjab's Revenue Minister Bikram Sing…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newQatar Airways employee booked on extortion charges at Delhi airport

    Qatar Airways employee booked on extortion charges at Delhi airport

    Bhatia used to extort money from low profile and desirous flyers going to Gulf countries and ensuring them a seat on the airline.New Delhi: An employee of Qatar Airways working at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi has been booked on charges of extortion after he was allegedly caught taking Rs. 35,000 cash from a Doha-bound flyer.Officials said the incident took place late night on July 26 after CISF personnel detected the foreign airline employee taking some cash from the…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newIshrat Jahan probe officer gets new secretary job
    Senior IAS officer B.K. Prasad, who probed the Ishrat Jahan missing files case and was at the centre of a row, got a new secretary-level posting for a two- year period on Thursday. Mr Prasad, who was appointed as secretary, National Commission for Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes, had got a two-month extension ending July 24 after he was due to retire on May 31. He was working as additional secretary in the home ministry. In a major reshuffle in the top bureaucracy, The appointments…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newArvind Kejriwal to go for vipassana

    Arvind Kejriwal to go for vipassana

    Kejriwal is known to be an ardent practitioner of Vipassana.New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will go to Nagpur to attend a 10-day vipassana session in first week of August.An AAP functionary said the CM will not have access to newspapers, television or any other media during the session.The CM's plan to go for vipassana comes nearly one-and-a half years after he had gone for the same session after hectic campaign for Lok Sabha elections in May 2014.Kejriwal's deputy Manish Sisodia…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newCongress green signal for GST? Bill might be tabled in RS next week

    Congress green signal for GST? Bill might be tabled in RS next week

    The discussions have entered a 'decisive and positive phase', Congress sources said.New Delhi: Government’s fervent efforts to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill might finally be bearing fruit, with sources close to the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi revealing that 'some progress was made in the negotiations’ regarding the bill.According to reports, the bill might be tabled in Rajya Sabha early next week, on Monday or Tuesday.The development comes a day after the cabinet c…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newChidambaram mocks Jaitley's figures on inflation, calls it ‘voodoo statistics’

    Chidambaram mocks Jaitley's figures on inflation, calls it ‘voodoo statistics’

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with former UPA minister P Chidambaram. (Photo: PTI)Jaitley claimed NDA government had inherited double-digit inflation from the UPA dispensation.New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday rejected Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s contention in Lok Sabha that UPA government left behind double digit inflation.“Finance Minister said UPA bequeathed double digit inflation. In June 2014 CPI (Consumer Price Index) was 6.77 and WPI (The Wholesale Pri…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newPakistan unaware of talks with India on SAARC summit sidelines

    Pakistan unaware of talks with India on SAARC summit sidelines

    Sources said the Indian Home Minister will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting. - Representational ImageRajnath Singh will visit Islamabad for the seventh SAARC meeting on August 4.Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it is unaware if there will be any talks on the table between Islamabad and New Delhi on the sidelines of seventh SAARC meeting on August 4, in wake of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visit to the country.Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a st…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newCongress green signal for GST? Bill might be tabled in RS next week

    Congress green signal for GST? Bill might be tabled in RS next week

    Schools have been shut as monster traffic jams continue to crawl through Gurgaon roads. (Photo: Subhash Chowk)Traffic scenes in the city mirror each other – snaking traffic, submerged vehicles, stranded people.Gurgaon: Two cities in the country had a very tough battle on Friday with the rains – tech hub Bengaluru in the South and corporate hotspot Gurgaon in the North.Relentless rain overnight has spewed the worst traffic jams in Bengaluru, famed already for its horror-show roads. Wading…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -
  • newHouse unlocks afforestation fund
    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Campa (Compensatory Afforestation Manage-ment and Planning Authority) Bill after the government assured the Opposition members of taking into account concerns raised by them. The debate over the Bill, that aims to pave way for smooth disbursal to the states of an accumulated amount of over `42,000 crore for afforestation activities, saw Opposition members urging the government to have inclusive approach towards gramsabhas, a concern voiced first by former e…
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:00am -

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  • newIn state after state, cow protection vigilantes pick on Dalits, Muslims - Hindustan Times

    In state after state, cow protection vigilantes pick on Dalits, Muslims - Hindustan Times

    The Indian ExpressIn state after state, cow protection vigilantes pick on Dalits, MuslimsHindustan TimesA Dalit woman waits for a relative's release from a police station after protestors were detained for damaging vehicles and disturbing peace at Dholka town in Gujarat. A rally against an earlier attack on Dalits in Una town protested an attack by cow ...Opposition attacks government over 'increasing' attacks on dalits, muslimsThe Indian ExpressNarendra Modi govt's defence of cow vigilantism as…
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:16pm -
  • newIndia can ratify ILO conventions with new child labour laws: Bandaru Dattatreya - Economic Times

    India can ratify ILO conventions with new child labour laws: Bandaru Dattatreya - Economic Times

    Economic TimesIndia can ratify ILO conventions with new child labour laws: Bandaru DattatreyaEconomic TimesNEW DELHI: India will be able to ratify two ILO conventions, 182 and 138, related to maternity benefits and abolition of child labour, as the country has completely banned it up to the age of 14 years, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today ...and more »
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:15pm -
  • newAs Monster Jams Freeze Gurgaon, Minister Gadkari Dials Highways Chief - NDTV

    As Monster Jams Freeze Gurgaon, Minister Gadkari Dials Highways Chief - NDTV

    NDTVAs Monster Jams Freeze Gurgaon, Minister Gadkari Dials Highways ChiefNDTVTraffic nightmare continues in Gurgaon, city police asks people coming from Delhi to stay away. Gurgaon: Highlights. Gurgaon police asks people from Delhi to stay away to avoid jams; Delhi-Gurgaon highway, other nearby roads blocked due to water ...Gurgaon traffic nightmare:Thousands of people stranded on NH-8The Indian ExpressDeluge hits Gurgaon: Thousands stranded, schools to remain shut, residents tweet for helpEcono…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:43pm -
  • newChandrababu Naidu launches 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh' - The Indian Express

    Chandrababu Naidu launches 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh' - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressChandrababu Naidu launches 'Mission Harita Andhra Pradesh'The Indian ExpressThe objective of the mission is to increase the green cover in the state to 50 per cent by the year 2029. By: PTI Vijayawada Updated: Jul 29, 2016, 14:11. india. Raj Thackerey meets Uddhav Thackerey, fuels speculation ahead of BMC polls. Related Videos.Special status to AP unlikely, says VenkaiahThe New Indian ExpressNarendra Modi govt denying AP funds has Chandrababu Naidu corneredFirstpostNDA governme…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:42pm -
  • newArvind Kejriwal's unequal battle with Modi govt: Here's why AAP must win a state - Firstpost

    Arvind Kejriwal's unequal battle with Modi govt: Here's why AAP must win a state - Firstpost

    FirstpostArvind Kejriwal's unequal battle with Modi govt: Here's why AAP must win a stateFirstpost“What's power without the power to harass?” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal must be wondering aloud between tweets on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sinister design to get him fixed. With 10 of his MLAs arrested, and the Aam Aadmi Party already ...Kejriwal attacks Majithia, vows to create a 'new Punjab'Times of IndiaArvind Kejriwal gets bail in defamation case in PunjabEconomic TimesArvind…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • newCurfew, restrictions back in Kashmir - The Hindu

    Curfew, restrictions back in Kashmir - The Hindu

    The HinduCurfew, restrictions back in KashmirThe HinduCurfew was reimposed on Friday in four districts of south Kashmir and Srinagar, while authorities clamped restrictions in some other areas of the Valley to thwart a planned march by separatists. “There is curfew in entire south Kashmir and Srinagar ...Curfew re-imposed in Kashmir to stop protest march by separatistsindiatvnews.comScenes from a city under siege in Indian-controlled KashmirmySanAntonio.comIndian Authorities Re-Impose Curfew i…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:17pm -
  • newRespond to army doctors' plea for retirement parity in 2 days, SC tells Centre - Chandigarh Tribune

    Respond to army doctors' plea for retirement parity in 2 days, SC tells Centre - Chandigarh Tribune

    Zee NewsRespond to army doctors' plea for retirement parity in 2 days, SC tells CentreChandigarh TribuneThe Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to respond by Monday to a plea by army doctors for parity with civilian medicos in the retirement age at 65. A Bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and UU Lalit issued notice on a petition by eight ...SC to hear plea of Army docs for enhancement of retirement ageFree Press Journalall 3 news articles »
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:14pm -
  • newBal Thackeray's Controversial Will Unites Rivals Uddhav And Raj: 10 Facts - NDTV

    Bal Thackeray's Controversial Will Unites Rivals Uddhav And Raj: 10 Facts - NDTV

    NDTVBal Thackeray's Controversial Will Unites Rivals Uddhav And Raj: 10 FactsNDTVMumbai: Estranged cousins and political rivals Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray met this morning at the family's main residence Matoshree in Mumbai in the middle of a war over Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray's will. Here are 10 points about the ...Raj meets Uddhav; fuels speculation ahead of BMC pollsBusiness StandardRaj Thackeray meets Uddhav at Matoshree: Is BMC poll 2017 on agenda?Financial ExpressMNS chief…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:11pm -
  • newZakir Naik slaps Arnab Goswami with Rs 500-crore defamation notice for running 'hate campaign' - Firstpost

    Zakir Naik slaps Arnab Goswami with Rs 500-crore defamation notice for running 'hate campaign' - Firstpost

    Hindustan TimesZakir Naik slaps Arnab Goswami with Rs 500-crore defamation notice for running 'hate campaign'FirstpostControversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, has slapped a Rs 500-crore defamation case against Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami for running a “hate campaign” and “media trial” against him. In the notice, issued by Naik's lawyer Mubin Solkar, the ...ATS criticised for ignoring Zakir Naik angleHindustan TimesMaharashtra ATS submits report on Zakir Naik, Kochi case, h…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:26am -
  • newMayawati: BJP wants to communalise issue by targeting only Naseemuddin Siddiqui - The Indian Express

    Mayawati: BJP wants to communalise issue by targeting only Naseemuddin Siddiqui - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressMayawati: BJP wants to communalise issue by targeting only Naseemuddin SiddiquiThe Indian ExpressMayawati added that BJP's women wing's dharna on Thursday against Siddiqui and other BSP leaders was “a flop because only about 500 people, mainly men, turned up”. By: Express News Service Lucknow Published:Jul 29, 2016, 5:03 ...Why police need custodial interrogation of Dayashankar Singh, HC asks UP govtTimes of IndiaFIR against Mayawati, other BSP leadersFree Press JournalMay…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 5:03am -

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  • newPhilippines to host Miss Universe pageant
    Manila, July 29 (IANS) The Philippines is slated to host the next Miss Universe pageant, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo announced. The pageant will be held on January 30, 2017, CNN Philippines quoted her as saying on Thursday. "We have a President (Roberto Duterte) that comes from Mindanao and our Miss Universe is also from Mindanao, so I think this is the best time for us to do the Miss Universe here in the Philippines," she said.
    - 1 hour ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:08pm -
  • newGurdip Singh's family thanks Swaraj as Indonesia spares him
    Jalandhar, July 29 (ANI): The parents of Indian national Gurdip Singh, who was to be executed on drug charges in Indonesia, today thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her support in this hour of crisis. Gurdip's mother Kulwinder Kaur looked extremely elated as she said that her family had lost all hopes of his return. "The manner in which Madam Sushma Swaraj is putting all efforts and holding meetings with everybody, I believe they will very soon bring back Gurdip," she said.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:06pm -
  • newSikh US army veteran stands out in pink turban at Democratic party convention
    Philadelphia (US), July 29 (IANS) An Indian American, Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, stood out in his pink turban among a group of US military veterans at the Democratic National Convention stage to root for Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee. Kalsi, accompanied retired General John Allen on stage along with a group of military veterans at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 2:06pm -
  • newClinton hits Trump for picture frames made in India
    Philadelphia (US), July 29 (IANS) "Made in India" versus "Make in America" has emerged an election issue in the US. Democratic Party's presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday night criticized her Republican rival Donald Trump for making in India the picture frames he sells under his brand. In her speech accepting the party nomination on Thursday night here, one of her many criticisms of Trump was that while he has said he would bring back jobs to the US through a policy of Make in Ameri…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:32pm -
  • newOil prices fall to fresh April lows as oversupply bites

    Oil prices fall to fresh April lows as oversupply bites

    By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell to fresh April lows on Friday as slowing economic growth threatened to worsen ongoing oversupply of crude and refined products. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $42.42 at 0657 GMT, down 28 cents, or 0.7 percent, from their previous close, at their lowest since April. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 27 cents, or 0.7 percent, to $40.87 a barrel, slipping below $41 for the first time since April.
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:29pm -
  • newIndia's official statistics on traffic deaths way too low
    Washington D.C, Jul 29 (ANI): Turns out, number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in India could be much higher than the official government data suggests. Official government statistics on traffic deaths in southwest India significantly misrepresented the number of pedestrian and motorcycle deaths in the region over a two-year period, casting doubt on the reliability of that country's government data on traffic fatalities, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Pu…
    - 2 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:26pm -
  • newAmir's return good for cricket, believes Ex-England batsman David Gower
    Karachi, July 29 (ANI):Former England batsman David Gower has welcomed Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir's return to international cricket, saying it is good for the sport. Amir, along with former skipper Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, were found guilty of various offences of corrupt behaviour relating to the Lord's Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010 by the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in February 2011.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:03pm -
  • newCollegeDunia ranks as country's third best education portal
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Edu-tech start-up CollegeDunia was announced the 3rd best education portal of India recently. As per the Alexa statistics, the portal now stands at 627th position in the entire country. Sahil Chalana, founder, CollegeDunia said, "When I started CollegeDunia in 2014, my aim was to make information about college admission available to everyone.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:03pm -
  • newWHSmith Awards Digital Mandate to RepIndia
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): RepIndia, one of India's leading independent digital agencies, has been awarded the digital mandate for WHSmith, the UK's most popular stationer, bookseller and news agent, in India.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:03pm -
  • newTemporary reprieve for Indian from Indonesian firing squad
    Jakarta/New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian national Gurdip Singh who was set to be executed by Indonesian authorities for drug smuggling has won a temporary reprieve as he was not among the four prisoners executed by a firing squad early on Friday in that country. Gurdip Singh was convicted along with 13 others and due to be executed at the Nusa Kambangan prison island. "Indian Ambassador in Indonesia has informed me that Gurdip Singh whose execution was fixed for last night, has not been executed…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 1:00pm -
  • newSmartphone shipments in India grew 15% in Q2: Report
    New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Smartphone shipments in India grew a healthy 15 per cent in the second quarter this year compared to the global smartphone market which grew a mere three per cent, market research firm Counterpoint Research reported on Friday.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:40pm -
  • newWhat's Harry Potter's most recognisable symbol in India?
    New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The lightning scar of Harry Potter is the most recognisable symbol of the character from the popular novels in India, a survey reveals. This weekend, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" - a new play based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany - will be staged in London. Going by the Harry Potter mania, Crossword Bookstores conducted a poll among its readers about the most recognisable Harry Potter symbol, over the years.
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:40pm -
  • newMeet the one-woman army who planted 110k trees in 1yr across India
    New Delhi, Jul 29 (ANI): While the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) planted 1.15 lakh saplings with just 15 days into the plantation season, there are several Samaritans who have the chore close to their hearts and are willing to take this responsibility on their shoulders. One of them is 52-year-old Radhika Anand, who has planted over 1,10,000 fruit trees over the past 12 months using her own resources, savings and small contributions from friends and well-wishers to fund this endeavour. The…
    - 3 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:07pm -
  • newVirat Kohli the best cricketer at the moment: Brett Lee
    Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Australian cricketer Brett Lee, who is currently in India to promote his film "UnIndian", terms India skipper Virat Kohli as the best cricketer at the moment. "I feel Virat is the best cricketer at the moment. Sachin (Tendulkar) is the best batsman and now I feel Virat (Kohli) is tremendous from his work ethic.... his aggression is amazing.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:04pm -
  • new'Not worried about my form', says Cheteshwar Pujara
    Kingston, July 29 (ANI):Ahead of the second Test against West Indies, Indian middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has brushed aside concerns about his form, saying he is not worried as long as he is contributing well to the team's success.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:01pm -
  • newIndonesia executes four convicted for drug crimes
    Jakarta, July 29 (ANI): Indonesia on Friday executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, late last night despite a string of legal appeals, diplomatic pressure and international condemnation. Three Africans and an Indonesian man, all sentenced to death for drug offences, were shot by the firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison island.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 12:01pm -
  • new'The Diary of a Lutyens' Princess' tells a woman's journey in a patriarchal land
    Addressing the issue, which has for long caged the freedom of expression of women, author Bindu Dalmia relates the experience of one such independent woman who faces it all with confidence. "The Diary..." charts the protagonist Akshraa's life over five decades full of turbulence.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:42am -
  • newCPI corners BJP-PDP, seeks explanation on Mehbooba's 'would have saved Wani' remark
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Taking on the BJP-PDP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday sought an explanation from Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti over her assertion that Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani would have been given a second chance. CPI leader D. Raja said that Mehbooba's statement has raised questions, adding she must now answer all queries along with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as the BJP and PDP are in coalition in the state.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:40am -
  • newIndia should not hold dialogue with Pak: Samajwadi Party
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): With Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh scheduled to visit Pakistan next week for the SAARC meeting, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday said dialogue with Islamabad will yield no results. Samajwadi Party leader Narensh Agarwal said Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement in favour of the terrorists has spoilt the relationship between the two Asian neighbours. "The kind of statement Nawaz Sharif had made in favour of the terrorists has spoiled the environment all…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:37am -
  • newDrop in the ocean: India's strategic oil reserves unlikely to stir market

    Drop in the ocean: India's strategic oil reserves unlikely to stir market

    By Keith Wallis and Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - India's initial plan to build-up its strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) is not shaping out to be the dramatic event that some in the market had hoped could help reignite global oil demand. While New Delhi has not shown its full hand in revealing its intentions, the first reports that SPRs might provide 90 days of net import coverage had stoked industry hopes of an important new pillar of oil demand. Indications now, however, are for muc…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:35am -
  • newVettel calls for Halo introduction, says `nothing justifies death`
    Melbourne, July 29 (ANI):Launching a scathing attack over his fellow drivers for not presenting a united front on the introduction of Halo device, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel has favoured the launch of head protection device for the 2017 Formula One season saying nothing could 'justify death'. Meanwhile, F1's Strategy Group had voted against the introduction of the Halo head safety device for the upcoming season. Although the Halo looks a `strong option` for safety in F1 and there are possibility…
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 11:23am -
  • newStrike hits Indian banks, but treasury functions normal

    Strike hits Indian banks, but treasury functions normal

    A nation-wide bank strike in India hit the public transactions like cheque clearances and cash deposits, but the vital treasury operations including a 150 billion rupee ($2.24 billion) government bond auction are unlikely to be affected, traders said. Staffing in treasuries of banks are likely to be less than normal days but officials will ensure that functions like bidding at the auction will run smoothly, three traders at state-run banks said. "Settlement will be a problem at back office," sai…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 10:36am -
  • new2017 Hyundai Elantra scores maximum IIHS safety rating

    2017 Hyundai Elantra scores maximum IIHS safety rating

    The IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) has given the US-model of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra a Top Safety Pick Plus rating. This is the topmost rating offered by the institute in their car crash tests. The Hyundai Elantra’s latest model scored well in all the categories of the IIHS crash test.
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 10:09am -
  • newIndian 'orphans' face abuse, neglect in Tamil Nadu care homes, activists say

    Indian 'orphans' face abuse, neglect in Tamil Nadu care homes, activists say

    By Anuradha Nagaraj CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dhanalakshmi was 14 and pregnant when she was rescued from a children's home in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. "PULL OF GOOD EDUCATION" Child rights campaigners estimate that 200,000 children in Tamil Nadu are residents of private orphanages, state-supported care homes, Islamic madrassas, temples and hostels.
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:58am -
  • newOlympics: Australia the team to beat at Rio
    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - Germany might be the twice Olympic champions defending their title in men's field hockey but top-ranked Australia will be the team to beat at next month's Rio Games. Since 1992 Australia have won a medal at every Olympic tournament and the World Cup winners will be the favourites to clinch what would be only their second gold medal. The Kookaburras, who recently beat India in a penalty shootout in the Champions Trophy final, only managed a bronze four years…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:53am -
  • newAnglo American rebuffs merger interest from Anil Agarwal - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Anglo American Plc has rebuffed informal approaches by Indian mining and metals tycoon Anil Agarwal, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Agarwal, who has majority control of Hindustan Zinc Ltd through Vedanta Ltd, contacted Anglo to discuss potential ideas including a combination with the Indian zinc miner, Bloomberg reported. Vedanta sweetened its offer to take over subsidiary Cairn India Ltd last week, after an initial bid had been stymied for a year. Vedant…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:23am -
  • newHillary Clinton accepts historic Democratic presidential nomination
    Philadelphia, July 29 (IANS) Promising a populist agenda to build a better nation based on unity, Hillary Clinton on Thursday night aceppted the Democratic Party's historic presidential nomination making her the first women candidate of a major US party and challenged Republican rival Donald Trump on what she said was his message of hate and divisiveness. "It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America's promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United St…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:16am -
  • newTMC unit in Tripura demands PM's intervention for repairing of NH8 in Assam
    Agartala, July 29 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress (TMC) unit in Tripura has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately intervene and order the military (army) to repair of heavily damaged National Highway 8 in Assam. TMC state chairman Ratan Chakraborty told media Thursday, "We are requesting (Chief Minister) Manik Sarkar and demanding that he must talk with the Prime Minister of India to handover the road to the military engineering cell so that they can make it within 48 hours.
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:15am -
  • newLeave PoK affairs to Pak and J-K's to India for some peace in Kashmir: Haqqani
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Asserting that some people have complaints that the elections did not take place as expected in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani on Friday said the problems emanating from Gilgistan and PoK should be left to Pakistan, and the part of Kashmir that India has, should be handled by them alone only then there can be some peace in Kashmir. "I have heard that some people have complaints with regards to PoK that t…
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:15am -
  • newCongress demands strict action against 'ISI's agent' Hafiz Saeed
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Dubbing Hafiz Saeed, the head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa ( JuD ) as an agent of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the Congress Party on Friday demanded strict action against both. "Hafiz Saeed is very much into terrorist activities.
    - 6 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 9:09am -
  • newWindies not demoralized, will fight back in Jamaica test, says coach Phil Simmons
    Kingston, July 29 (ANI): West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has insisted that his young brigade have the capability to stage a strong comeback in the ongoing four-match Test series against India. West Indies suffered an innings and 92-run defeat against the Virat Kohli-led team inside four days in the opening Test in Antigua and will look to iron out their flaws in the second match at the Sabina Park starting from Saturday. "You can't be demoralised with one Test out of four [because] there are…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:59am -
  • newKathmandu Valley to observe chariot festival today
    Kathmandu, July 29 (ANI): The Kathmandu Valley will today observe a public holiday on the occasion of the chariot festival 'Rato Machhindranath Bhoto Jatra'.
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:51am -
  • newBank employees strike to hit operations today
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Normal banking operations may take a hit today, as public sector bank employees will be on a one-day strike against the proposed merger of associate banks with the State Bank of India (SBI). About 10 lakh bank employees and officers of all the public sector banks, private banks and foreign banks will observe a full day all India bank strike. The United Forum of Bank Unions, the umbrella organisation of nine bank unions, has been opposing Centre's move towards privatisat…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:46am -
  • newEx-J and K police chief appeals to world community to stand up to terrorism, Pakistan
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police M.M. Khajuria on Friday appealed to the world community to stand up against terrorism and to Pakistan which is waging a proxy war against India. Speaking to ANI on the arrest of Pakistani national Bahadur Ali in the Kupwara encounter, Khajuria said, "This affirms our position that Islamabad is waging a proxy war against India." "The present case is very significant because of its timing. It has happened at a time when…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:46am -
  • new`Struggling` Blackwood aims to overturn wretched form in Kingston Test
    Kingston, July 29 (ANI): Despite struggling to open his account in four of his last seven Test innings, West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has said he remains upbeat about reversing his miserable form when his side will take on India in the second match at the Sabina Park from Saturday. The 24-year-old aggressive batsman, whose poor run of form started during last year's tour of Australia, was dismissed for nought in both innings of his team's innings and 92-run defeat in the opening Test ag…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:40am -
  • newHM-level talks on SAARC sidelines will not take Indo-Pak ties forward: Husain Haqqani
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, on Friday said that the meeting of SAARC home ministers in Islamabad early next month would not take bilateral relations between Islamabad and New Delhi forward. The hardliners in Pakistan feel that an opportunity has once again been created in Kashmir.
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:40am -
  • newAadhar card will eliminate corruption: Naidu
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Rejecting the the opposition's objection to making the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing government benefits, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the unique identification card will help to combat corruption.
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:31am -
  • newKashmir has been 'unfinished business' for last 69 years and will remain so: Ex-Pak envoy
    New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): With Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif describing Kashmir as 'unfinished agenda' of the United Nations, Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former envoy to the United States, on Friday said Kashmir has been an 'unfinished business' for last 69 years and will remain so for the next 69 years. "If someone says that something is an 'unfinished business', so they should remember that Kashmir is an unfinished business for last 69 years and will remain so for another 69 years and no…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jul 16, 8:31am -
  • newWindies add teenage paceman Joseph to test squad
    (Reuters) - West Indies have added 19-year-old fast bowler Alzarri Joseph to their squad for the second test against India starting in Jamaica on Saturday. Joseph brings genuine pace to a West Indies attack that struggled for penetration in a lopsided innings and 92-run defeat in the first test in Antigua last week. The Antiguan teenager earned selection after impressing in the under-19 World Cup won by West Indies in February.
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  • newIndonesia executes four drug convicts; Indian not among them
    Jakarta, July 29 (IANS) Indonesia on Friday executed four drug convicts including three Africans, officials said. Indian convict Gurdip Singh, who was convicted along with 13 others, was not among them, according to media reports. Muhammad Rum, spokesman for Indonesia's attorney general, told reporters outside the Nusakambangan prison that authorities have not decided when 10 other prisoners will be executed by firing squad, CNN reported.
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