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Rahul appeals NRIs to help fight forces of hatred

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:08
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today sought assistance of Indians living in Bahrain to “fight forces of hatred” in India, reported ANI. Addressing Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin in Bahrain, Rahul said, “There is a serious problem at home, and you are part of the solution.”

Playing anthem in theatres not a must: Centre

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:31
Changing its stand on mandatory playing of national anthem in theatres before screening of films, the Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it could modify its order to do away with compulsory playing of anthem before screening of films in halls.

1st Test: South Africa beat India by 72 runs, take 1-0 lead

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:00
India were bundled out for 135 with Vernon Philander returning career-best figures of 6/42, as the visitors hurtled to a 72-run defeat against South Africa on Day 4 of the first Test in Cape Town. On a manic Monday, 18 wickets fell in just over two sessions with South Africa taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Isro to launch 31 satellites on January 12

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:20
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for the first launch of this year on January 12 when it will send its latest remote sensing satellite of the Cartosat-2 series along with 31 small satellites into space.

AgustaWestland: Italy court acquits 2 executives

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 06:02
Giuseppe Orsi, former chief executive of the state-controlled defence group, formerly known as Finmeccanica, and Bruno Spagnolini, once at the head of helicopter unit AgustaWestland, were cleared of charges as "there isn't sufficient proof", according to the sentence read out in court.

Arunachal: China agrees to stop construction work

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:26
China has agreed to stop road-construction activity across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Bishing in Tuting area of Arunachal Pradesh, with Indian troops returning the two earth excavators and other equipment seized from Chinese workers in the region last month.

China opposes US 'finger-pointing' at Pakistan

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 03:14
China on Monday said it is opposed to the US "finger pointing" at Pakistan and linking it with terrorism, insisting that the responsibility of cracking down on terror outfits cannot be placed on a particular country.

Why Indians, some Pakistanis came together in US

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 20:00
Even brutally cold conditions couldn't keep away Indian-Americans and some Pakistanis who came together today in Washington DC to protest outside the Pakistani embassy. The Indians and the Balochis from Pakistan were protesting how Kulbhushan Jadhav's kin were intimidated by Pakistan.

Powerlifting champ, 4 friends die speeding in fog

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:47
The Dzire, the police said, hit the divider barely 100 metre from the Singhu border. Trying to regain control, the driver swung sharply to the left, crashed into two poles standing together and then flipped over at least three times.

How ‘kerosene-free Gujarat’ hurt BJP in polls

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:25
An effort to eliminate diversion of kerosene to the black market and reduce pollution ended up ensuring the estrangement of fishing communities like the one in Amreli and cost BJP a wipe-out in the coastal district of Gujarat.

Woman dies after ‘200% safe’ heart procedure that cost Rs 43 lakh

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:41
The family insisted they were not informed about the full extent of the risk; the cardiologist who flew down from Jaipur for the transcatheter procedure, Dr Ravinder Singh Rao, never met them before the procedure; and the sale papers of the imported valve mentions Rs 1.5 lakh, when they paid Rs 11 lakh for it.

Navy's Rs 32,000cr 'Make in India' project nixed

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 12:06
In yet another major blow to the ‘Make in India’ plan in the defence sector, the government has cancelled the Rs 32,000 crore project to construct 12 advanced minesweepers in collaboration with South Korea at the Goa Shipyard.

‘Open-ended’ FIR filed in Aadhaar leak case

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:51
The FIR has been lodged on the complaint of a senior UIDAI official under Sections 36 and 37 of the Aadhaar Act, apart from Indian Penal Code sections on cheating, forgery and impersonation, and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act.

Eye on 2019 polls: Govt may woo middle class with tax sops in budget

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 11:42
Ahead of what may be its final full Budget before next year’s general elections, the NDA government is looking to offer fresh benefits to middle class taxpayers, which are seen as a key constituency of BJP.

Haley: Trump's nuclear button tweet has kept N Korea's Kim 'on his toes'

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:03
US President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

How US failed to foresee N Korea's nuclear strides

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 04:22
At a speed that caught US intelligence officials off guard, Kim rolled out new missile technology and in quick succession demonstrated ranges that could reach Guam, then the West Coast, then Washington.

14k bunkers to be built at J&K border for residents

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 03:03
Over 14,000 community and individual bunkers would be constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) for border residents facing Pakistani shelling in Jammu division, officials said on Sunday.