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24-Jun-2017 Dhaka

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as...

24-Jun-2017 Damascus

4 killed in rebel attack in Syria

At least four persons were killed and dozen others injured in a rebel-fired rocket attack on a crowded street in Syria's Aleppo, a media report said.The rocket slammed into the al-Furqan street on Friday as hundreds of people were preparing for the upcoming...

23-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village

Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

25 killed in northwest Pakistan blasts

At least 25 persons were killed and over 100 others injured as twin blasts ripped through a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The attack took place at about 5.30 p.m., when a hand-grenade was hurled...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Selling pressure, caution over GST dent equity markets

The Indian equity markets closed in the red on Friday as broadly negative global cues, coupled with caution ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and heavy selling pressure subdued investor sentiments.The wider Nifty of the National Stock...

23-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday."We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry...

23-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night

Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.It is chock-a-block well past midnight at the famous...

23-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed

Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

Violence as farmers oppose land takeover for airport in Thane

At least 12 policemen and 12 protesters were injured and three police vehicles set ablaze as farmers' opposition to the takeover of land for a new domestic airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, police said.Taking serious note of the violence,...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equity markets trim gains as investors book profits

After trading at a fresh high for most of the day, the Indian equity markets on Thursday closed on a flat note as investors booked profits.Besides, weak global cues and heavy selling pressure in almost all sectors, led by oil and gas, metal and capital goods,...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

29 killed as suicide bomber hits Afghan bank

At least 29 persons were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.The blast took place at about 12 noon outside a branch of a New Kabul Bank in the provincial capital Lashkargah,...

22-Jun-2017 Thane (Maharashtra)

12 Thane police men injured as farmers' protest turns violent

At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers' opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Starting at Rs 32,999, much-awaited OnePlus 5 now in India

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Thursday unveiled its most powerful device 'OnePlus 5' here that comes in 8GB variant featuring duel-lens camera system.OnePlus 5 will come in two variants -- 6GB RAM/64GB memory and 8GB RAM/128GB memory -- and will be available...

22-Jun-2017 Kabul

20 killed as car bomb targets Afghan bank

At least 20 people were killed and 55 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on a bank branch in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, officials said.A spokesperson of Helmand province's Governor told Efe news that the suspected insurgent attack...

22-Jun-2017 London

Sex can boost brain power in older adults

Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests.The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Militants killed in Kakapora encounter were new recruits

Two of the three militants killed in Kakapora encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district had recently joined militant ranks while one of them was a two years old militant who had joined Lashkar-e-Toiba shortly after Udhampur attack in August 2015 that...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

June turns bloody : 42 persons lose life in Kashmir

During the current month 42 persons including 27 militants have been killed in more than 13 militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley.Police sources reveal that in the first three weeks of the current month June this year, 27 militants, 8 policemen, 6 civilians...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

Three militants, a civilian killed in South Kashmir

Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday while a civilian also died in the post encounter clashes. Another civilian is battling life in the...

22-Jun-2017 London

Breastfeeding may cut mother's heart attack risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother's heart attack and stroke risk later in life, according to new research.The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, showed that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing...

22-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Removal of turban triggers ruckus in Punjab assembly

Pandemonium prevailed inside the Punjab assembly on Thursday after a Sikh legislator from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) alleged that his turban was taken off as marshalls pushed his party legislators out of the house.AAP legislator Pirmal Singh Dhaula came out of the...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials

Aiming to tap the millenials who wish to own camera-specific smartphones, manufactureres are now coming up with devices in sub-Rs 15,000 price band that house top-end camera specifications.One such Chinese company is Nubia that offers premium camera technology...

22-Jun-2017 Pulwama

3 militants killed, army officer injured in J&K

Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured on Thursday in a gunfight between the holed up militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.The militants were killed in Kakapora area in a joint operation by the security...

21-Jun-2017 Bengaluru

Four held in Turkish currency racket in Bengaluru

Four persons, including a police constable, were arrested here for allegedly trying to sell Turkish lira equivalent to Rs 71 crore to two businessmen for Rs 27 lakh, said a top police official on Wednesday."On a tip off, the accused were trapped at a multiplex...

21-Jun-2017 Lucknow

Three killed by lightning in UP

A teenager and two children were killed on Wednesday after being struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district, while ten people sustained minor injuries in the incident, officials said.The deceased were identified as Harshita (6), Vishnu (4)...

21-Jun-2017 New Delhi

HP Inc unveils Pavilion, Spectre convertibles with Windows Ink

In a bid to deliver customised experiences for millennials, HP Inc on Wednesday introduced a new range of powerful convertible notebooks that feature the unique Windows Ink capabilities.The portfolio comprises HP Pavillion x360 and HP Spectre x360 and will...

21-Jun-2017 Kolkata/New Delhi

Karnan brought to Kolkata and sent to jail, SC refuses any relief

Former Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan was on Wednesday jailed, a day after he was arrested in the case of contempt but last-ditch efforts by his lawyers to get relief from the Supreme Court failed.The controversial judge, who was given six months...

21-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Nageswara Rao to be official spokesman of Vigilance Bureau

State Vigilance Bureau Chief Director-cum-ADGP Mr B.K. Uppal has nominated Director-cum-IGP Mr G. Nageswara Rao as official spokesperson of the Bureau. Stating this Mr Uppal said Mr Rao would brief the press/media in respect of matters pertaining to registration...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equities close flat on global cues, selling pressure in auto stocks

After a volatile day of trade, the Indian equity markets on Wednesday closed on a flat but marginally red note as negative global cues, outflow of funds and heavy selling pressure in automobile, metal, and oil and gas stocks subdued investors' sentiments.The...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Global cues, selling pressure pull equity markets lower

The Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday, as negative global cues, a weak rupee and heavy selling pressure in automobile, oil and gas, and IT stocks subdued investors' sentiments.At 12.45 p.m., the wider Nifty...

21-Jun-2017 Sopore

Two Hizb militants killed in North Kashmir encounter

Two local militants were killed in an overnight encounter in North Kashmir’s Apple town Sopore.The encounter broke out at a Sopore hamlet Pazalpora where a few day’s back, suspected militants had target the army garrison with a grenade, inviting sharp reactions...

21-Jun-2017 Sopore

HM commander among two militants killed in Sopore

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a district commander were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Pazalpora area of Sopore in Baramulla district today early morning.Police spokesman in a statement to KNS said that acting on a...

21-Jun-2017 Kupwara

A Female Teacher is absent from past 10 months in Kupwara

Goldy Dhar a  government Teacher by profession hails from Gurgoun India was a faculty member at SSA primary school Khabanad Zangli Area of North Kashmirs District Kupwara.She is absent from her  daily duty from last 10 Months without any  officially...

21-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Magma offers 100 Scholarships to Under Graduate students

The student scholarship scheme “M-Scholar” was introduced by Magma Fincorp Ltd., leading BFSI entity, in 2015. During the past two years, Magma has awarded 50 scholarships in each year and already has 99 students availing the scheme, which include 39 students...

21-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Leveraging AI, Cisco unveils 'network of the future'

Global networking major Cisco has unveiled new "intent-based" networking solutions that were developed with significant inputs from its Global Development Centre in Bengaluru and represent a "significant breakthrough in enterprise networking".The new networking...

20-Jun-2017

Victory for gutsy Pakistan and Kohli's diplomacy

The present crop of Pakistani cricketers may or may not care to know when their team last beat India. All they will now say is that the Indians will not forget the pasting they got in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.India otherwise have an envious record...

20-Jun-2017 Damascus

45 IS militants killed in Syria

At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed in the Syrian city of al-Raqqa, a UK-based war monitor reported on Tuesday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that most of the militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led...

20-Jun-2017

Is RBI's hawkish stance hurting India's growth prospects?

The role of interest rate in Indias growth is grossly underplayed. The movement of interest rates has been strongly linked to episodes of high growth and slowdowns in the last few decades.There are two major puzzles of the Indian economy that have been surprisingly...

20-Jun-2017 Mogadishu

Somalia: 17 killed in Al-Shabaab bomb attack

At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital on Tuesday in an attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab terror group.The explosion took place outside a government office in Wadajir district, and several ambulances attended...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

When RSS loyalist Kovind said Islam, Christianity are alien to India

"Islam and Christianity are alien" to India, NDAs Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind said seven years ago when he was just appointed a BJP spokesperson.Kovind, then a little known BJP leader, addressed a press conference at the BJP headquarters here on...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Equities trim gains, foreign funds' outflow subdues sentiments

Prolonged outflow of foreign funds and selling pressure on banking and FMCG stocks wiped off the morning gains and led the Indian equity markets to close on a flat-to-negative note on Tuesday.However, positive European markets and healthy buying in consumer durables,...

20-Jun-2017 Beijing

Indians, Chinese perform yoga at Great Wall

About 150 yoga enthusiasts practiced various poses of India's ancient physical discipline at China's iconic Great Wall on the eve of International Yoga Day.It made for a spectacular sight when young yoga lovers, mostly Chinese and wearing red T-shirts which...

20-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

After silence of shock defeat in Punjab, AAP finds its voice again

Although many in the political sphere had written off the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab after it failed to match up to the hype and expectations of winning the assembly elections in Punjab earlier this year, things are turning out to be different.The party,...

20-Jun-2017 Greater Noida (UP)

Gurugram woman gangraped in moving car in NCR

A 35-year-old woman was picked up from Gurugram in Haryana and allegedly gangraped in a moving car. She was later dumped in Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday morning, the police said.The assault took place in the National Capital Region, apparenetly...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Museum with a difference: Tracing 4,500-year history of toilets

Full of strange facts and objects, our museums and history books carry some very interesting stories from bygone times. But one peculiar piece that doesn't find space anywhere is about a French monarch's struggle with constipation that led him to have a commode...

19-Jun-2017 United Nations

UN headquarters lit up with animated yoga asana show

An animated yoga asana show lit up the iconic glass face of the UN headquarters on Sunday ahead of the Third International Yoga Day (IYD) celebrations in New York this week.Actor and activist Anupam Kher, who turned on the light show, said: "It's great,...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Bhojpuri actress Anjali Shrivastava found hanging at home

Well-known Bhojpuri actress and model Anjali Shrivastava was found dead at her Andheri west residence, police said here on Monday.According to police, Anjali's family members from Allahabad had been trying to call her since Sunday night, but she did not respond...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Sensex at new high; global cues, banks stocks lift equity markets

Cheered by positive global cues and healthy buying in banking, metal and capital goods stocks, the Indian equity markets surged on Monday, the 30-scrip Sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE closing at another fresh high.The Sensex closed at a new high of 31,311.57...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Wage Board: Newspapers have to implement award in full : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has directed that the Majithia Wage Board recommendations on wages for newspaper employees have to be "implemented in toto" and managements could not cite lack of funds for avoiding payments.It also said in its judgment on Monday that there...

19-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire, 62 dead

Portugal on Monday struggled to control the deadliest wildfire in its history that has devastated the central region of Leiria, with officials putting the death toll at 62.The fire, which began on Saturday afternoon, ignited in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Moto C Plus launched in India at Rs 6,999

Targeting the budget segment, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Monday launched Moto C Plus in India at Rs 6,999 which is an addition to it 'C' series smartphone.The device will be on sale on Flipkart from June 20.The smartphone sports 5-inch IPS HD display and is powered...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Xiaomi launches new gadgets in India

Introducing the first ever Mi Wi-Fi repeater in India, Chinese tech major Xiaomi on Monday launched an array of gadgets, including "Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini", 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 and 20,000mAh Mi Power Bank 2.Compatible with popular router brands, "Mi Wi-Fi...

19-Jun-2017 London

New 3-in-1 blood test to aid precision prostate cancer therapy

Opening the door to precision medicine for prostate cancer, researchers have developed a three-in-one blood test that could tell which men would benefit from a class of new drugs, detect early signs of resistance and monitor cancer's evolution over time.The...

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