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Need to buy paper trail machines now: CEC to Govt
 New Delhi, Apr 16: Citing "prevailing environment", Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has urged the government to speed up release of funds for timely procurement of paper trail machines so that these can be deployed in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. [...]
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BJP MLAs suspended from Telangana assembly over Muslim quota bill
Hyderabad, April 16: All five members of the BJP on Sunday were suspended from the Telangana legislative assembly as they tried to stall the proceedings to protest the bill for raising the reservation quota for Muslims in the state. Speaker Madhusudhana [...]
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DNA code that makes apple flesh red ‘deciphered’
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Emergency workers search for survivors after Sri Lanka rubbish dump collapse – video
Sri Lankan emergency workers search for survivors following the collapse of a massive rubbish dump which buried houses in Colombo. Nineteen bodies have been extracted from the rubble and mud. Aerial footage shows the extent of the destruction, with up to 100 houses feared buried Continue reading... [...]
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Hundreds feared buried in Sri Lanka rubbish dump landslide
Emergency workers to resume search for missing on Sunday after 20 bodies extracted from rubbish and mudEmergency workers looking for survivors after a massive rubbish dump collapsed in Sri Lanka suspended their search on Saturday night, having already extracted 19 bodies from the rubble and mud. The 90-metre-high dump in the capital Colombo collapsed after flames engulfed it late on Friday, the nation’s New Year’s Day, and witnesses said around 100 houses could have been buried. Related: Sri Lanka wants the world to forget about justice for war victims. Please don't | Nirmanusan Balasundaram Continue reading... [...]
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Army Chief Bipin Rawat meets NSA Ajit Doval to discuss J-K situation
New Delhi, Apr 16: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Sunday met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and apprised him of the situation in Kashmir valley. The meeting comes in the midst of a raging controversy following surfacing of [...]
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Delhi MCD elections: BJP expels 21 members for 'anti-party' activities
New Delhi, Apr 15: The Delhi BJP on Saturday expelled its 21 members, including five sitting councillors, from the party for six years for allegedly being involved in the anti-party activites ahead of the April 23 MCD polls. Four [...]
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Telangana cabinet clears bill increasing reservations for Muslims
The K Chandrasekhar Rao cabinet on Saturday cleared the Telangana State Reservation Bill 2017. In today's special assembly session, the Bill will be introduced in both the Houses of the Legislature. [...]
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Thane: 54-year-old man stung to death by swarm of bees
Police said that locals rushed with buckets of water but could not save Saraf. He fell unconscious and was later rushed to hospital where he was declared dead. [...]
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Security beefed up at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai airports following bomb threat
Security has been beefed up at Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports after the Mumbai airport allegedly received a bomb threat. Security levels at Chennai's Arignar Anna airport have been increased seven-fold. [...]
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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur pummel Bournemouth 4-0; Manchester City climb to third spot with 3-0 win over Southampton
Chelsea responded last weekend after Tottenham had trimmed their lead, beating Bournemouth 3-1, but Antonio Conte`s men face a far more testing trip to Manchester United on Sunday. [...]
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Lionel Messi's brace keeps Barcelona alive ahead of El Clasico after 3-2 win over Real Sociedad
Barcelona will need Messi on this form if they are to produce another miracle Champions League fightback against Juventus on Tuesday from a 3-0 first leg deficit. [...]
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Modi's road show and day 1 of BJP's national executive meeting
The Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah expressed disappointment at opposition parties blaming EVMs for their defeat in polls and termed it as an insult to the Election Commission, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told media on Saturday at the BJP's [...]
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Lexus LS F Sport revealed at New York
Power is provided by either 421hp, 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 in LS 500, or same engine mated to 299hp electric motor for LS 500h. [...]
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<i>Dhritrashtra</i> remark lands Kejriwal in trouble, BJP files complaint
New Delhi, Apr 15: The Delhi BJP on Saturday said it has lodged a complaint with police against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for dubbing the Election Commission as 'Dhritrashtra' and 'misleading' hoardings put up by the AAP. The [...]
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Prez confers President's Standard on Armoured Corps Centre
Ahmednagar, April 15: President and Supreme Commander of Armed Forces Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday conferred the prestigious President's Standard on the Armoured Corps Centre and School, urging the training institute to strive for professionalism in years ahead. The President also released [...]
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Here’s why sugar in green tea is a healthy idea
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Eat with fat friends to stay thin: Study
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Spiritual festival on India's Yamuna river caused £5m damage
Report says it will take 10 years to fix problems caused by the event, which ‘completely destroyed’ the riverbed A spiritual festival held along an Indian river last year, despite warnings by the country’s environmental watchdog, caused more than £5m of damage that could take 10 years to fix, according to a report.One of India’s most celebrated gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, headlined the World Culture festival along Delhi’s Yamuna river in March last year, drawing more than 3 million visitors including the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi.World's largest stage of 7 acres with no foundation sat on thin plates. An architectural marvel?! Or adventure?! pic.twitter.com/tvItAIBSqe Related: Spirituality in a bottle: Indian guru builds empire on ‘holy’ bodywash for the faithful Truth will always Triumph;However before that, lies will have their dance.Just wait and watch! Continue reading... [...]
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US 'mother of all bombs' killed 90 Isis militants, say Afghan officials
Death toll from Moab strike ordered by Donald Trump on complex in Nangarhar province had initially been reported as 36At least 90 Islamic State militants were killed in Afghanistan by the “mother of all bombs” dropped by the US military, Afghan officials have said.The GBU-43/B targeted an Isis mountain complex on Thursday in remote eastern Nangarhar province, engulfing the area in flames and causing a large mushroom cloud. Continue reading... [...]
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Kulbhushan Jadhav row: India puts all bilateral talks with Pakistan on hold
India has stepped up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan over the death sentence awarded to Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Indian government has postponed bilateral talks with Pakistan including the secretary-level talks on the Indus Waters Treaty. A Maritime Security bilateral talks that were [...]
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Lal Kach festival in Bangladesh – in pictures
During the Hindu Lal Kach festival in Dhaka, men and boys cover themselves in body paint and take part in processions through their local neighbourhoods wielding swords to ward off evil and welcome the Bengali new year 1424 Continue reading... [...]
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Interpol issues red notice for Scottish teacher wanted for Myanmar murder
Harris Binotti from Dumfries is charged with killing Gary Ferguson, who was found dead in Yangon last NovemberInterpol has issued a red notice for a Scottish teacher wanted by police over the suspected murder of a colleague in Myanmar.Harris Binotti, 26, fled the south-east Asian country in November last year, hours before Gary Ferguson was found dead. Continue reading... [...]
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Debate: Is Kashmir the Sinking Valley?
New Delhi, April 15: An article titled--Sinking Valley--by noted columnist and president of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, in the Indian Express has stirred a debate on social media about the ongoing violence and chaos in Kashmir. On [...]
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Mumbai’s first women auto-rickshaw drivers take to the street
Mumbai: The first batch of women auto-rickshaw drivers on Saturday took their vehicles on roads to begin their work in Mumbai after the state government reserved five per cent of rickshaw permits to women. "I used to work as [...]
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Uttar Pradesh: 8 coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur, 10 injured
8 coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed today near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, leaving two injured. [...]
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Three RAW agents arrested in PoK, claims Pakistan media
Media outlets in Pakistan reported that three Indian agents and a man known to be the mastermind behind the Abbaspur bomb blast were arrested during a search operation. [...]
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IPL 2017, Match 12: Mumbai Indians pull off a thriller against Virat Kohli&amp;#039;s Royal Challengers Bangalore
Pandya hit a six off Tymal Mills as Mumbai chased down the target of 143 by reaching to 145 for 6 with seven balls to spare. [...]
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