Gaya: A jawan of the Bihar Military Police (BMP) was found murdered near here today shortly after he left his native village, to resume duty at the BMP headquarters in Bodh Gaya, police said.
Nagercoil (TN): Twentyone fishermen from Tamil Nadu who went to Iran for jobs are in dire straits, with no pay and little food, and their travel documents impounded by their employer, a fishermen’s welfare body said today and urged the government to take steps for their safe return.
18:48 pm Suriname: President Ram Nath Kovind receives ceremonial welcome at Presidential Palace in Paramaribo, meets President of Suriname, Dési Bouterse. He is the first President of India to visit Suriname
Dubai: India will travel to the West Indies for their opening series in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), the ICC announced today as it released the Future Tours Program for the 2018-2023 cycle. India will play a two-Test series in the Caribbean as part of the WTC, the ICC said in a statement.
Ankara: Turkish officials say a rocket attack by Kurdish rebels on a military vehicle in southeast Turkey has killed two soldiers and wounded one other.
Jammu: The deteriorating law-and-order situation in Jammu and Kashmir was the main reason for the BJP to pull out from the government and pave way for Governor’s rule to ensure restoration of peace and normalcy, state party chief Ravinder Raina today said.
Last night, 19-year-old Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu won the coveted Miss India 2018 crown. She was crowned by Miss World Manushi Chhillar at a star-studded grand finale in Mumbai. But before crowing Anukreethy as a winner, she was asked a question as a part of the final Q&A session. She was asked, “Who is a better teacher in life – success or failure?”
Mumbai: Benchmarks snapped their two-session falling streak to finish with smart gains today, spurred by bargain hunting in recently-battered metal and bank stocks amid a rebound in global equities.
Mahenda Singh Dhoni applied for a gun in 2006 and was initially turned down but now, Mahenda Singh Dhoni’s wife Sakshi has applied to get either a pistol or a .32 revolver. She has applied because she travels alone for private work a lot and also stays alone at home and that puts her life in danger.
Bengaluru: Noted Urdu poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar today sought immediate arrest of Karnataka cleric Tanveer Peera Hashim for his controversial remark that cows would be slaughtered during Bakrid, saying the comment was “irresponsible and outrageous.”
New Delhi: The country is all geared up to roll out yoga mats tomorrow to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga (IDY), with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to lead about 55,000 enthusiasts in performing asanas in Dehradun.
Ahmedabad: A farmers’ body along with the Congress party in Gujarat will hold a “referendum” among cultivators affected by the land acquisition for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project. The organisation further plans to submit views of farmers in Parliaments of India and Japan.
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today decided to add an additional clause to the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act to check the sale of civic body’s land at concessional rates. The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here.
Hyderabad: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi opened its 1000th service centre here today.
Jakarta: Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia’s Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday. Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday after departing Simanindo port in Samosir district and was 1.61 km away from its destination of Tigaras Parapat of Simalungun district.
Mumbai: The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has appealed to the Ganesh mandals to bear the educational expenses of children from economically weaker sections of the society.
Saint Petersburg: England football captain Harry Kane has said scoring the winner at such a high level was a dream come true, according to an interview shared by the English Football Association on Wednesday. Kane’s brace of goals had enabled England to edge past a gritty Tunisia in its opening match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Efe
Gangtok: Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday. “We have appointed Rahman as the state government’s brand ambassador for a year,” Sikkim Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industries Ugen T Gyatso, told IANS over phone.
It was an embarrassing day for the Australia cricket and its fans. On Tuesday, Australia tasted one of the bitter defeat in the ODI history at the hands of England. England thrashed them by a record 242 runs in the third ODI to take the unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Meanwhile, to this, the cricket world reacted with a shock at the pasting Australia’s leather-flingers copped.