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  • India, Bangladesh members of same family: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described India and Bangladesh as members of the same family while inaugurating with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina a pipeline project and a railway project connecting the two countries. “Geographically we may be neighbours, but in our hearts we are members of the same family,” Modi said while addressing the event via video-conferencing from New Delhi. “We have shown the world, what can be achieved when

  • Karnataka’s 203 MLAs richest in India with Rs 111.4 lakh annual income

    New Delhi: Of the 224 Karnataka MLAs, 203 have the highest average annual income of Rs 111.4 lakh, followed by Maharashtra’s 256 MLAs (Rs 43.4 lakh), according to an analysis of the affidavits of 3,145 legislators. The findings were released on Monday by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), an NGO that works for electoral and political reforms.

  • Allahabad High Court seeks report from Uttar Pradesh government on appointment of 68,500 teachers    

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to submit before it on September 20 the progress report of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the appointment process of 68,500 assistant basic education teachers in the state.
    The Lucknow Bench of the High Court took serious note of the alleged irregularities and issued the directive Monday. An inquiry is being conducted in the matter by a committee constituted by the state

  • Deadline for imposing tariffs on US products likely to be extended

    New Delhi : The government will further extend the deadline for the imposition of higher customs duties on 29 products, including almond, walnut and pulses, imported from the US, a senior official said on Monday. In June, India decided to impose retaliatory tariffs from August 4. But it was extended by another 45 days till September 18.

  • Pakistan are favourites, says  Manjrekar

    Mumbai  : Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes India are one of the main contenders to lift the ongoing Asia Cup, but tipped Pakistan as the favourites given the neighbour country has been playing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) regularly.

  • Asia Cup 2018: India gets ready for opener against Hong Kong

    Dubai: A formidable India will be aiming to make short work of minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener Tuesday before getting battle-ready for their much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday. The match against Hong Kong will be an ‘appetiser’ before cricket junkies are treated to a lavish spread of main course which will be the Indo-Pak rivalry.

  • India: HP unveils affordable mini desktop to empower students

    New Delhi: HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country. Starting at Rs 19,990, the HP 260 G3 desktop will enable schools and institutes to set up or upgrade computers in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) labs at a minimal cost, the company said in a statement. “As technology becomes integral to businesses and consumers’ daily

  • Mithali Raj smashes ton but Lanka beat India

    Katunayake (Sri Lanka) : Skipper Mithali Raj’s career-best knock of 125 not out went in vain as Sri Lanka women shocked India women by three wickets in the inconsequential third and final One-day International, here on Sunday.

  • India gets 1st ever gender-neutral hostel in Mumbai’s TISS campus

    Mumbai: After the historic verdict by the Supreme Court to scrap Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that criminalised homosexuality, India has become the first-ever country to have a gender-neutral hostel. Yes! You read it right. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai’s Deonar has become the first campus in India to have a gender-neutral hostel. This comes after the efforts by Queer Collective, an informal student body

  • Asia Cup History: How tournament started and why it’s played in T20I as well as ODI format; all you need to know

    Bangladesh will clash with Sri Lanka in the first match of Asia Cup 2018 which will begin on Saturday. Six nations will participate in this year’s tournament. The nations who play test matches like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan received a direct entry into the tournament, while Hong Kong had to compete in the qualifiers to get the spot in this tournament. Though everyone is ready for the intense matches, so

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    No arrests yet in Haryana board topper gang-rape case

    Chandigarh: Over three days after a 19-year-old board examination topper was gang-raped in Haryana’s Mahendragarh district, the police has failed to make any arrests, officials said on Saturday. The state police has set up a special investigation team (SIT), to be headed by Nuh Superintendent of Police (SP) Nazneen Bhasin, to probe the incident. Though the victim initially told the police that she was allegedly gang-raped by three men, her father claimed

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    Swachhata Hi Seva Movement: I found TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message, says Amitabh Bachchan

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.”Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,”

  • India capable of winning Asia Cup, says Sourav Ganguly

    Kolkata: India without Virat Kohli would not be the same but stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is capable of guiding the defending champions to their seventh title triumph at the Asia Cup, former captain Sourav Ganguly said on Friday.

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    Should Narendra Modi trust Americans?

    India’s foreign policy options in respect of Russia, China, Iran and other countries with which the United States has problematic relations, will now be closely watched. Will Narendra Modi have the courage or subtlety with which P V Narasimha Rao handled the case of the Cuban rice?

  • Asia Cup gives us chance to get combination right before WC: Rohit

    “In a way, you can say that. Every team wants to go to the World Cup in a good frame of mind. But we shouldn’t be looking too far ahead. Obviously the Asia Cup gives every team an opportunity to get the combination right before the World Cup”

  • Terror funding case: Supreme Court stays Delhi High Court order bail to Kashmiri businessman Watali

    New Delhi: A day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud said it would hear the matter on September 26. The order came on a plea filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the Delhi High Court’s