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17-Oct-2017 New York

Twitter, Instagram promoting 'extreme thinness': Study

Twitter and Instagram posts are increasingly celebrating "bonespiration" and "thinspiration", which encourage eating disorders, such as anorexia, a study has found.Researchers showed that there has been an alarming rise in the number of social media posts promoting...

17-Oct-2017 Kochi

Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells High Court

The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel told this to the court, when a petition by a Kannur-based...

17-Oct-2017 Kabul

20 killed in Afghan suicide attack

At least 20 people were killed and over 160 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a senior official said.The casualties include training centre members, police personnel and civilians....

17-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Five bodies found on Hyderabad outskirts

Bodies of five members of a family were found near Narsangi on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday, police said.The bodies of three women were found lying in the bushes while those of a man and a four-year-old child were recovered from a car parked off Outer...

16-Oct-2017 Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh)

Kedarnath disaster widow ties the knot in Vrindavan

The marriage of a young widow was solemnised in presence of around 500 widows at the historic 400-year-old Gopinath temple here on Monday evening. The event was sponsored by Sulabh International, an NGO working for sanitation and widows.Bride Vinita Devi...

16-Oct-2017 Islamabad

5 killed in drone attack in Pakistan

Five people were killed in a drone attack targeting a militant house in northwestern Pakistan late on Monday, a media report said.Reports said the attack took place in Kurram Agency in northwestern Pakistan bordering Afghanistan and four or six missiles were...

16-Oct-2017 Meerut

Invaders who wanted to wipe out Hindus built the Taj: BJP MLA

BJP leader Sangeet Som, known for his inflammatory speeches and accused of instigating the deadly Muzzafarnagar riots in 2013, has triggered a fresh row by saying the Taj Mahal, one of India's top tourist destinations, was built by "invaders" and was a "blot"...

16-Oct-2017 A Coruna (Spain)

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal's Civil Protection...

16-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

UDF-called Kerala shutdown total and peaceful

A state-wide dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Monday called by the Congress-led UDF in Kerala against the "anti-people policies" of the state and Centre affected normal life, though it was largely peaceful.Shops remained closed and private buses did not operate....

16-Oct-2017 Ghaziabad

Talwars' lawyer had filed contempt plea against CBI court judge

The trial court judge holding the trial against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar -- charged with killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj -- was biased against the defendants, so their lawyer Satyaketu Singh had filed a contempt petition against...

16-Oct-2017 Ghaziabad

Talwars free after four years, get warm welcome at home

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday evening walked out of the Dasna Jail here after four years, after being absolved of the charge of murdering their daughter and domestic help, to a warm welcome at Nupur's parental home.The couple came out of the...

16-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

7 killed as Bengaluru building collapses after cylinder blast

Seven persons, including two women, were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder explosion, police said.One of the two women killed in the blast was pregnant, officials said.Two children, aged 12 and 3, were...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

September WPI inflation cools to 2.6% on lower food prices

Cooling of food prices helped ease India's annual rate of inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in September to 2.6 per cent, official data showed on Monday, even as industry welcomed the numbers saying it had opened room for the RBI to cut interest...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Two postage stamps mark Mumbai Airport's Platinum Jubilee

Two postage stamps have been issued to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of the first flight piloted by the late J.R.D. Tata at the now Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.It was on October 15, 1932 that the 28-year-old Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Sensex, Nifty touch record high

Better-than-expected macroeconomic data boosted investors' sentiment, which helped key Indian equity indices to touch a record high on Monday.The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 122.17 points or 0.38 per cent higher during the afternoon trade.The wider 50-scrip...

16-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

Bengaluru cylinder blast kills five

Four men and a woman were killed when a two-storey building collapsed here on Monday after a cooking gas cylinder exploded, police said.Two children aged 12 and 3 were among the seven others injured in the incident that occurred between 6 and 7 a.m. in Ejipura...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

TECNO i5 Pro: Decent smartphone with good camera, battery

Aiming to carve out a place for itself in India's highly competitive mid-range smartphone market, TECNO Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, has introduced TECNO i5 Pro that offers solid battery back-up and a fairly decent camera. The...

16-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday."Bodies of four women and four children were recovered this morning. The exact time of the capsize is yet to...

16-Oct-2017 Washington

Planet Nine does exist in our solar system: NASA

 NASA believes a ninth planet does exist that might be 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, debunking myths that the planet, dubbed 'Nibiru' by doomsayers, will end of the world.Konstantin Batygin, a planetary astrophysicist...

16-Oct-2017 Lisbon

3 dead as Portugal suffers over 400 forest fires

Three people were killed and over 20 others injured when wildfires hit central and northern Portugal.Two of the victims died in the town of Penacova, Coimbra district, while the third died in Serta in the Castelo Branco district, according to authorities,...

16-Oct-2017 abuja

6 killed in central Nigeria attack

The Nigerian Police has confirmed that six people were killed and scores others injured following a predawn attack in the central state of Plateau.Police on Sunday said that unknown gunmen, carrying sophisticated weapons, stormed the Taagbe village in the...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reaches 40

The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern...

15-Oct-2017 Mogadishu

Toll from Mogadishu truck bomb attack rises to 65

At least 65 people were killed when a truck bomb went off outside a hotel and market in the centre of the Somali capital of Mogadishu, security officials told EFE on Sunday.The bombing attack, which took place on Saturday, was the most deadly attack to...

15-Oct-2017 Imphal

Bees sting four children in Manipur, three die

Bees stung three children to death in Manipur's Tamenglong district, police said on Sunday.Four children had gone to a mountain vegetable garden near Taju Keiphun village on Saturday. The eldest, Lucky Rongmei, partially damaged a bee hive with his slingshot,...

15-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab continues to reject BJP's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' rant

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah's 'Congress-mukt Bharat' (Congress-free India) campaign has hit a wall in any state, it is definitely Punjab.The unprecedented victory of the Congress, by over 1.93 lakh votes, over the Bharatiya...

14-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

No let-up in Bengaluru rain havoc, 5 more dead

Five people, including two women, were killed and a dozen others injured since Friday as heavy monsoon rains continued to pound the city, wreaking havoc and flooding several localities, said a civic official on Saturday."Heavy downpour with thunderstorm and...

14-Oct-2017 Mogadishu

40 killed in Mogadishu bomb blast

At least 40 persons were killed and several injured in a deadly bomb explosion near a popular hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, the police said.Adan Mohamed, a witness, told Xinhua that a vehicle loaded with explosives exploded at the...

14-Oct-2017 Bengaluru

SIT releases sketches of Gauri Lankesh murder suspects

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder last month of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released three sketches of two persons suspected to be her killers."Three sketches of two suspects have been made on the basis of their description...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP protests against Metro fare hike at Union Minister's residence

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday held a march to protest against the Delhi Metro fare hike which culminated at Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan's residence here."AAP workers carried out the protest march from Chandni Chowk to Vardhan's residence...

14-Oct-2017 moscow

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.In 2015, these diseases comprised of 16.8 per cent of global deaths,...

14-Oct-2017 kabul

10 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

Afghan security forces on Saturday killed 10 Islamic State (IS) militants after repulsing an attack outside Assadabad, police said."Mullah Zahir, a local commander of the IS group, was among those killed in the fighting," police chief Juma Gul Hemat told reporters.Two...

14-Oct-2017

By playing Hindutva game for decades, Congress helped BJP rise

How indistinguishable the Congress ideologically is from the BJP was the theme of the main edit page article written by French scholars Christophe Jaffrelot and Gilles Verniers in the Indian Express on October 5.The editor grasped the heart of the matter...

14-Oct-2017 Imphal

11 injured in grenade blast at Manipur fairground

At least 11 persons, including two children, were wounded in a grenade blast at a fairground in the state capital on Friday night, police said.Hospital sources said some of the injured were discharged after first aid while some sustained critical injuries....

14-Oct-2017 London

Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains: Study

A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in "magic mushrooms" may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as "reset" brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown.The findings demonstrated that Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic...

14-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Apple to ditch Touch ID for 2018 iPhones: Report

There is early excitement for the iPhones releasing in 2018 and Apple is likely to ditch Touch ID feature and move to Face ID, said reports.Despite initially believing Apple might re-adopt the fingerprint technology -- an identity sensor that makes it easy...

14-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal's stolen car found in Ghaziabad

 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's car, which was stolen from here two days ago was found abandoned in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, early on Saturday, police said.A senior police officer told IANS that the Uttar Pradesh police found the car and informed their...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Reliance Industries Q2 consolidated net up 12.5% at Rs 8,109 cr

Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) consolidated net profit increased by 12.5 per cent to Rs 8,109 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of 2017-18, the company said on Friday.The company's revenue increased by 23.9 per cent to Rs 101,169 crore...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

AAP leaders protest against Metro fare hike, detained

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Friday protested against the Metro fare hike outside the Union Urban Development Ministry housed in Nirman Bhavan here.AAP leaders, including Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam, were later detained and removed...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Climate change may spur diseases like zika, malaria, dengue

Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like zika, malaria and dengue fever, says a new study."Climate change presents complex and wide-reaching threats to human health," said lead...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Nifty scales record highs on upbeat macro-data, quarterly earnings

With stable inflation, healthy domestic factory output data and a strong rupee giving a fillip to investors' risk-taking appetite, the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) hit record highs on Friday. The BSE Sensex also closed 250 points higher.A...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

EC's withholding of Gujarat poll schedule 'strange': CPI-M

 The CPI-M on Friday called the Election Commission's reasoning behind declaring the poll schedule in Himachal Pradesh but not Gujarat "strange"."It is strange that the Election Commission has announced the date of election for Himachal Pradesh Assembly while...

13-Oct-2017 Jammu

16 injured in Reasi road accident

Sixteen persons were injured when a bus carrying them rolled down into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district.Police said in winter capital Jammu: "A bus carrying passengers rolled down into a gorge near Nomain Katra this afternoon resulting in injuries...

13-Oct-2017 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

At least 54 people have died and another 39 are missing in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in several provinces of Vietnam, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Friday.The floods also left 31 people...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Honor 9i : A first with 4 cameras, edge-to-edge display

While some of us were thinking smartphone innovation is slowly running out of steam, Huawei has debuted "Honor 9i" with a dual camera set-up in the front as well as the rear, along with bezel-less display.In the mid-price segment, the device is the first in...

13-Oct-2017 Washington

El Nino caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16: NASA

Scientists have found that the impact of the 2015-16 El Nino-related heat and drought occurring in tropical regions of South America, Africa and Indonesia was responsible for the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration seen in...

12-Oct-2017 Nanded (Maharashta)

Spectacular Nanded win electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

The Congress on Thursday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 69 of the 77 seats in the 81-seat body and decimating the opposition.The Congress hopes to win a few more seats as counting...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

August factory output up 4.3%, September inflation stagnant

Even as retail inflation in India stagnated in September with a marginal drop in the food prices, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for August showed that factory output grew 4.3 per cent against the same month last year on the back of robust mining...

12-Oct-2017 Patna

RJD workers protesting Srijan scam in Bihar lathi-charged

Hundreds of supporters of the Rashtriya Janata Dal holding a protest in the state capital against the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bihar were lathi-charged by police when they tried to march to Raj Bhavan here, police said.The RJD's Yuva Morcha leaders and workers...

12-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Four years after conviction, Talwars set free in Aarushi murder case

Four years after their conviction and given life terms, dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were on Thursday acquitted in the 2008 murders of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by the Allahabad High Court that gave them the benefit...

12-Oct-2017 Amritsar

Sikh groups clash inside Golden Temple complex

Police had to intervene on Thursday as rival Sikh groups clashed inside the Golden Temple complex, where the holiest of Sikh shrines "Harmandir Sahib" is located, leaving several people injured.Brandishing swords, members of a group of "parallel jathedars"...

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