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    Court asks NCB to probe mismatch in weights of seized drugs

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has expressed concern over incidents of Intelligence Officers of NCB keeping the contraband substance with themselves and directed the Director General to hold an appropriate inquiry over the mismatch in the weightage of drugs seized and produced before it.


    MP House adjourned after ruckus over Vyapam scam

    Bhopal: The MP Assembly was today adjourned for the day as ruling BJP and Congress legislators created a ruckus, trading charges over the Vyapam scam and later entered into a scuffle with each other in the Assembly premises. The scuffle took place when the Congress legislators were staging a protest in the hall near main entry of the House after the Assembly was adjourned for the day by Speaker Sitasharan Sharma following ruckus

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    Govt should adopt income criterion: BJP

    Puducherry: BJP today asked the Puducherry government to restrict educational assistance extended to students joining professional courses under government quota to those belonging to poor families. BJP Puducherry unit general secretary V.Saminathan said in a release here that the government was incurring hefty expenditure by sanctioning the assistance to all students without taking into consideration the income of the parents.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Intel grid in NE revitalised after attack on army convoy

    New Delhi: The intelligence grid in the Northeastern region has been “revitalised” in wake of the deadly attack on an army convoy in Manipur in June that killed 18 soldiers, the government said today. Noting that the Indo-Myanmar border is rugged and densely forested, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the terrain and prevailing trans-border ‘free movement regime’ are being exploited by the terrorists due to which monitoring of their cross-border movement and activities

  • Two Amarnath yatris die; toll rises to 25

    Srinagar: Two more pilgrims died due to cardiac arrest enroute to the 3,880 metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, taking the death toll in the ongoing yatra to 25, officials said today. Pradeep Kumar (64), a resident of Patna, died due to cardiac arrest at Panjtarni camp yesterday, the officials said.

  • Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth admits Open loss tough to swallow

    London : Reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth has described his near miss in the 144 Open Championship as ‘tough to swallow’ after his hopes of securing a career Grand Slam were dashed at St Andrews. The 21-year-old American failed to convert a birdie putt on the final hole that ruled him out of the title contention at the Old Course on Monday.  The world number two said that it is

  • CPI-M attacks IUML minister using words from Quran

    Thiruvananthapuram: Using verses from the Holy Quran, CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition today tried to corner IUML leader and Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb, in the state assembly, on the issue of delay in distribution of school textbooks for the current academic year.

  • Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson humbled to be Open champion at St Andrews

    London: American golfer Zach Johnson has said that he was humbled to be Open champion after winning a three-man play-off on a thrilling final day at St Andrews. The 39-year-old, who claimed his second major triumph of his career, said that he was honoured to be Open champion, adding that he was humbled to see his name etched on the historic Claret Jug along with some of golf’s most famous names, the BBC

  • Cheteshwar Pujara

    No technical flaws in my game: Cheteshwar Pujara

    Chennai: India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara today asserted that there were no technical flaws in his game and his County stint with Yorkshire has actually prepared him mentally for the demands of the modern-day cricket. Pujara lost place in the playing XI in the Indian Test side after a below par show in England and Australia Test series and has been struggling to regain his spot.

  • Rosamund Pike

    Rosamund Pike to star in ‘High Wire Act’

    Los Angeles: “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike has joined actor Jon Hamm in an upcoming political action thriller “High Wire Act”. Tony Gilroy has the script for the project, which will be directed by Brad Anderson, said The Hollywood Reporter. Set in 1980’s Beirut, the story sees Hamm, 44, as a former US diplomat, who is called back into service to save a former colleague from the group possibly responsible for his own family’s death. The

  • Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra

    I want to be superstar like Salman Khan: Harshaali Malhotra

    Mumbai: She has audiences going gaga over her innocent and endearing performance in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and seven-year-old actress Harshaali Malhotra now aims to be a big star like her co-actor Salman Khan.

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    Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert’s divorce finalised?

    Los Angeles: Country singer Blake Shelton and estranged wife Miranda Lambert have reportedly finalised their divorce after four years of marriage.  Shelton, 39, filed his divorce documents nearly two weeks ago, and a judge signed off on the papers on Monday afternoon in Oklahoma, reported Us magazine. It came hours after the country superstars, a staple in the music awards show circuit and beloved by countless fans, confirmed their split with a joint statement released

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

    Los Angeles: “Wrecking Ball” singer Miley Cyrus will host MTV Video Music Awards, this August. The 22-year-old singing sensation, who became the centre of attention at the MTV Video Music Awards two years ago for her performance with Robin Thicke, will host 2015 MTV VMAs on August 30. “VMAs!!! #VMAs on @MTV Aug 30 at 9 pm,” Cyrus shared the news on her Instagram and Twitter pages. The former Disney star posted a collage of two

  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato denies engagement rumours

    Los Angeles: Singer Demi Lovato has denied rumours about her engagement to her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, through a Instagram post. “He’s there for me when others aren’t… He supports me when others won’t… He loves me when others don’t. (Not engaged… You all are crazy),” the 22-year-old “Cool for the Summer” hitmaker captioned a picture of herself with Valderrama. The photo showed them holding hands with Lovato wearing a lot of accessories including rings, bracelet and a

  • Fire, Bandra

    Fire at footwear shop in Bandra

    Mumbai: A footwear shop was gutted in a fire in suburban Bandra this morning, police said. No one was reported hurt in the blaze that occurred in the shop on Link Road in Bandra (West), they said. The fire brigade got a call at 11.15 AM, after which eight fire engines were rushed to the spot. Efforts were still on to douse the flames, officials said. Prima facie, the fire is suspected to have been caused due to a short-circuit in

  • BJP launches counter-attack,alleges scams in Congress-ruled states

    New Delhi: Countering Congress’ attack as the monsoon session of Parliament commenced today, BJP said it was ready for discussion on all issues including on “damaad (son-in-law) and Quatrocchi”, besides the “scams” in Congress-ruled states. “The government is willing to discuss everything. We have nothing to hide, nothing to worry,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

  • Unemployed blows himself up in China

    Beijing: A 33-year-old unemployed man blew himself up in eastern China, killing himself, another person and wounding 24 others, the latest deadly action by a disgruntled citizen. Xie Xingtang detonated the blast yesterday at a park in Heze, in the eastern province of Shandong, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding that three of the injured were in critical condition. Disgruntled citizens have staged several deadly incidents in the country in recent years. In June 2013,

  • Rains, Mumbai

    Rains in Mumbai after dry spell, suburban services hit

    Mumbai: Light to heavy rains after nearly a month-long dry spell brought relief from the sultry weather conditions even as suburban train services on western and central lines were hit today due to the water-logging in some parts following incessant showers. Some express trains of Western Railway were cancelled due to water-logging while local train services of Central Railway were suspended for a short while 10 between Kurla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) after

  • China police warn against kissing in subways

    Beijing: Chinese police have warned commuters against kissing and getting intimate in the subway as they probed a video of a young couple kissing in a train that evoked strong public reaction. “Kissing in the subway? Careful police may investigate you” warned state-run People’s Daily which in its web edition published pictures of a young couple kissing and caressing on the subway train recently in Shenyang, Northeast China’s  Liaoning province. The video has received strong reactions from netizens as the person who posted these photos scolded them saying “can

  • Ling Jihua

    No exceptions in crackdown on corruption: Chinese daily

    Beijing: The expulsion of Ling Jihua from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and his removal from public office show that no exception should be allowed in the country’s crackdown on corruption, a state-run daily said Tuesday. The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee took the action against Ling, a former vice chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, on Monday.