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No policy decision yet on commercial release of GM mustard crop: Centre tells SC
New Delhi, Jul 17: So far the Centre has not taken any policy decision on the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop, it informed the Supreme Court on Monday. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice [...]
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Actress molestation case: Investigators recover memory card
The Kerala police have reportedly recovered the crucial memory card in the sensational actress abduction and molestation case. The card is said to have been in the possession of prime accused, Pulsar Suni's advocate. While a card was recovered, [...]
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House of courtesy: PM walks to Opposition benches, greets Sonia
New Delhi, July 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted Opposition members, including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in the Lok Sabha before the start of proceedings at the beginning of Parliament's Monsoon session. Modi, who came about five minutes before [...]
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\"Sanjay Dutt was treated like an ordinary convict\", Maha govt tells Bombay HC
The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that actor Sanjay Dutt 'deserved an early release'. In an affidavit, the Maharashtra government justifying early release of Sanjay Dutt said that the actor displayed 'good behaviour and discipline while in [...]
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Pakistan court begins hearings to decide PM Nawaz Sharif's future
Judges could order Sharif to stand trial on corruption charges or disqualify him after damning report into his family wealth Pakistan’s supreme court has begun hearings that will decide the future of the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is fighting for his job and contesting a damning corruption report by an investigative panel. The supreme court is expected to order Sharif be tried Sharif on corruption charges, or disqualify him, but few expect the judges to dismiss the case after the panel tabled a damaging 254-page report into his family wealth. Related: Pakistani PM’s children raised £7m against UK flats owned offshore Continue reading... [...]
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NGT seeks report on 'mountain' dumps at landfill sites in Delhi
New Delhi, July 17: Noting that Delhi generated over 14,000 tonnes of garbage a day, the National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for lack of infrastructure to deal with "mountain dumps" of decaying garbage at various landfill sites in [...]
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Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children 'wasting' from hunger in Myanmar
Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people who fled a bloody army crackdown live in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisisMore than 80,000 children under the age of five living in majority-Muslim areas of western Myanmar are “wasting” and will need treatment for acute malnutrition over the next year, the World Food Programme has warned.The report from the United Nations agency was based on an assessment of villages in western Rakhine state, where some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya people have fled a bloody army crackdown. Related: ‘It only takes one terrorist’: the Buddhist monk who reviles Myanmar’s Muslims | Marella Oppenheim Continue reading... [...]
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Next VP of India: Gopalkrishna Gandhi to file nomination papers on July 18
New Delhi, July 16: The joint opposition candidate for the post of vice president Gopalkrishna Gandhi is likely to file his nomination papers on Tuesday, the last date for doing so, in the presence of top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi [...]
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Bus crash in northern India kills at least 16 Hindu pilgrims
Vehicle plunges into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir state, site of annual pilgrimage to Himalayan caveAt least 16 Hindu pilgrims have been killed and many more injured after a bus crash in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state, police have said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit.“Sixteen people are now confirmed dead, 19 with serious injuries and eight others with minor injuries,” Jammu and Kashmir police said in a statement on Sunday. Continue reading... [...]
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RBI may push for resolution of bad loans worth Rs 8 lakh crore by next year: Study
New Delhi, July 16: The Reserve Bank of India is expected to push for resolution bad loans worth around Rs. 8 lakh crore by March 2019, a move that could bring down the NPAs and improve the financial health of banks, [...]
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Presidential polls: PM Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind 'in advance'
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind "in advance" and assured him of his government's support, a day before the election to the top constitutional post. Addressing a meeting of National Democratic Alliance [...]
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MRF National Racing Championship Round 1, Day 2
Karminder Singh and Sandeep Kumar bag two podiums each in the Ameo Cup; Deepak Chinappa dominates ITC Round 1. [...]
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In conversation with Vimal Sumbly of Triumph India
On dealing with a tumultuous year, a fresh and exciting model range for India and keeping customer interests protected. [...]
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China flexing muscle? Frontline combat brigade holds 'live fire drills' in Tibet
The exact timing of the drills is unclear, but this weekend's reports are the latest indication of muscle-flexing by China amid the month-long stand-off at Doklam. [...]
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Virat Kohli's New York vacation with Anushka Sharma comes to an end – see pic
The 28-year-old went to the United States to spend some quality time with the Bollywood actress after the conclusion of Team India's limited-overs series in the West Indies. [...]
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Swathi, country's oldest tiger dies at 21 in Guwahati Zoo
Swathi, 21 said to be country's oldest living tiger in a captive environment, died in the Assam State Zoo here in the wee hours of Sunday. Born in Mysore Zoo in 1998, Swati was brought to Guwahati in 2005 even as [...]
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AIB meme controversy: Derek O'Brien, Shashi Tharoor take a dig at trolls
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Trinamool Congress MP Derek O' Brien on Saturday posted pictures using the Snapchat dog filter. The Congress leader took to his Twitter to post a picture of his 'dog-filter'ed face with the caption: "Attn [...]
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Amarnath yatra attack: Probe focuses on insider role, PDP leader under scanner
The investigations being conducted into the Amarnath yatra point towards an insider role. With the arrest of a policeman the security forces are convinced that that many insiders had played a role in Monday's attack in which 7 persons were killed. [...]
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Monsoon session: Govt calls all party meet; TMC to skip
Ahead of the 12th session of 16th Lok Sabha, the National Democratic Alliance Government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday in a bid to seek the Opposition's support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses. The meeting [...]
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Delhi: Sushma Swaraj meets kin of 39 Indians missing in Iraq since 2014
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar on Sunday met the family members of 39 Indian men missing in Iraq since June 2014 in Delhi. Earlier, acknowledging the defeat of ISIS in [...]
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Weather: July 16 forecast, cloudy weather expected in Bengaluru
Bengaluru would see cloudy weather. Also, possibilities of thunderstorm weather cannot be ruled out over Delhi. Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai for July 16. BengaluruThe city of Bengaluru has been witnessing subdued [...]
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Complaint filed against Roopa Ganguly over ‘rape remark'
The Trinamool Congress workers on Saturday filed a complaint against BJP MP Roopa Ganguly for her controversial ‘rape remark' to highlight safety of women in West Bengal.  Ganguly had earlier on Saturday defended her statement saying, "I dare all [...]
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MRF National Racing Championship Round 1: Day 1
Ashish Ramaswamy wins opening ITC race; Karminder Singh to start Ameo Cup Race 1 on pole. [...]
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Audi to enter Formula E as factory team
German carmaker takes control of front-running squad Abt Schaeffler; says racing team development will benefit future electric road models. [...]
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Maharashtra government gives nod to 25% salary hike of BMC corporators
Demand for salary hike was coming from BMC corporators since 2010. This hike is on the basis of classification of corporations [...]
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Dileep's arrest for sexual abuse: The dark underbelly of Malayalam cinema
The arrest came as a big blow to the Malayalam actors' guild, AMMA, which had stood by Dileep, its major fund-raiser. [...]
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Wimbledon: Venus Williams runs out of steam but gives all credit to Garbine Muguruza
After producing, as she has done throughout the tournament, clean-hitting and focused tennis, Williams failed to convert two set points at 5-4 and dramatically lost the next nine games as her hopes of a sixth Wimbledon singles title evaporated. [...]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin bars dopers from Kremlin grants
Earlier this week the Russian government approved a plan aimed at curbing doping through education programmes and the creation of a new anti-doping laboratory, among other measures. [...]
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