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Kashmir unrest: Once a bastion of religious pluralism, the valley is now a battleground of militancy

While the Kashmiri youth choose between terrorism and tourism, the government’s job is to address their ideological predicament. The post Kashmir unrest: Once a bastion of religious pluralism, the valley is now a battleground of militancy appeared first on Firstpost.

UK police arrest man with knives near PM's office in anti-terrorism operation | Reuters

By Kylie MacLellan and William James | LONDON LONDON Armed British officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.The 27-year-old man was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, ...

U.S. Congress takes steps to push budget deadline, avert shutdown | Reuters

By Richard Cowan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress began moving to extend Friday's budget deadline until May 5 and is expected to pass legislation allowing more time to finalize a spending deal to fund the federal government through September and avoid a shutdown.House Appropriations ...

LIVE, IPL 2017, RCB vs GL at Bangalore, cricket scores and updates: Kishan, McCullum dismissed early

Catch all the live scores and updates from Match 31 of Indian Premier League 2017 between RCB and GL right here. The post LIVE, IPL 2017, RCB vs GL at Bangalore, cricket scores and updates: Kishan, McCullum dismissed early appeared first on Firstpost.

IPL 2017: Rashid Khan is a terrific find for Sunrisers Hyderabad, says coach Tom Moody

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody on Thursday heaped praise on Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan and said the legbreak bowler has been a "terrific find" for the defending champions in the ongoing IPL The post IPL 2017: Rashid Khan is a terrific find for Sunrisers Hyderabad, says coach Tom Moody ...

Sukma attack: CRPF rejects reports of its jawans' bodies were mutilated

The CRPF on Thursday rejected news reports that the bodies of some of its 25 personnel killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma were mutilated. The post Sukma attack: CRPF rejects reports of its jawans' bodies were mutilated appeared first on Firstpost.

Considering regulatory framework to protect online data: Centre tell Supreme Court

The central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it was considering putting in place a regulatory regime to protect data and uphold the individual's freedom of choice. The post Considering regulatory framework to protect online data: Centre tell Supreme Court appeared first on ...

Jets bomb two hospitals in Syria's Idlib - medics, witnesses | Reuters

AMMAN Jets believed to be Russian or Syrian hit two hospitals in rebel-held Idlib province on Thursday following several other strikes on medical facilities in northwestern Syria in recent weeks, residents, medical workers and activists said.Rescue workers said one strike early on Thursday hit a ...

Micron names SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra CEO | Reuters

Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc named SanDisk co-founder Sanjay Mehrotra its chief executive, replacing Mark Durcan who announced his retirement in February.Mehrotra's appointment will be effective May 8, post which, Durcan will serve as an adviser to the company until early August. Durcan, a ...

South Korea's Kia invests in Indian factory after China troubles hit profit | Reuters

By Hyunjoo Jin and Heekyong Yang | SEOUL SEOUL South Korean carmaker Kia Motors Corp signed a deal on Thursday to invest about $1.1 billion to build its first factory in India, aiming to tap a fast growing market at a time when its China sales are sagging.The Hyundai Motor Co affiliate posted a ...

Dalit writer Kusum Meghwal faces threat over alternate narrative on Maharana Pratap

Sixty-nine-year-old Dalit writer Kusum Meghwal has alleged threat to her life over objection by a few groups on her new book on Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap. The post Dalit writer Kusum Meghwal faces threat over alternate narrative on Maharana Pratap appeared first on Firstpost.

Consumers can now buy 'digital gold' using Paytm for just Re 1

Using their Paytm mobile wallets, consumers can purchase 24K 999.9 purity gold online and store it in MMTC-PAMP's secure vaults free of charge. The post Consumers can now buy 'digital gold' using Paytm for just Re 1 appeared first on Firstpost.

Aadhaar card becomes mandatory for Bhopal gas victims

The Aadhaar registration card has been made mandatory for Bhopal gas victims to receive any ex gratia payment or compensation, an officer said here on Thursday. The post Aadhaar card becomes mandatory for Bhopal gas victims appeared first on Firstpost.

Vinod Khanna dies aged 70: He was the original debonair leading actor, with classic good looks

With Vinod Khanna’s demise, a great part of film memory and even childhood for many of us comes to an end The post Vinod Khanna dies aged 70: He was the original debonair leading actor, with classic good looks appeared first on Firstpost.

Vinod Khanna dies aged 70; co-star Amitabh Bachchan rushes to pay condolences

Amitabh and Vinod Khanna have done many movies together: Reshma Aur Shera, Kunwara Baap, Hera Pheri, Amar Akhbar Anthony, and Muqadar Ka Sikandar to name a few. The post Vinod Khanna dies aged 70; co-star Amitabh Bachchan rushes to pay condolences appeared first on Firstpost.

Vinod Khanna passes away; Baahubali 2 premiere called off as mark of respect

Karan Johar and SS Rajamouli issued a joint statement announcing the cancellation of Baahubali 2 premiere as a mark of respect for Vinod Khanna. The post Vinod Khanna passes away; Baahubali 2 premiere called off as mark of respect appeared first on Firstpost.

Vinod Khanna dies aged 70; matinee idol had been battling cancer

Vinod Khanna had been suffering from a bout of ill health and had been hospitalised since Friday, 31 March. The post Vinod Khanna dies aged 70; matinee idol had been battling cancer appeared first on Firstpost.

Remembering Vinod Khanna: The quintessential toughie, angry cop, and romantic lead

Like Sunil Dutt and Dharmendra, you could have put Vinod Khanna in any role The post Remembering Vinod Khanna: The quintessential toughie, angry cop, and romantic lead appeared first on Firstpost.

Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev among sports icons set to get wax figure at Madame Tussauds Delhi

Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev's wax figure will be the latest addition at the Madame Tussauds Delhi as he's set to join other sports icons there. The post Indian cricket legend Kapil Dev among sports icons set to get wax figure at Madame Tussauds Delhi appeared first on Firstpost.

China changes Taiwan's name in sports contest, days after Arunachal Pradesh row

Days after provoking India by announcing Chinese names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, China has tweaked the name of Taiwan, which it claims as its inalienable part. The post China changes Taiwan's name in sports contest, days after Arunachal Pradesh row appeared first on Firstpost.

Kashmir unrest: Govt to raise women police battalion to deal with stone-pelters

Around 1,000 women will be hired in Jammu and Kashmir for a police battalion, which will primarily deal with incidents like stone-pelting in the Valley. The post Kashmir unrest: Govt to raise women police battalion to deal with stone-pelters appeared first on Firstpost.

Kupwara attack: Rahul Gandhi calls incident 'worrying', urges 'strategic and decisive' action

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning, and said such attacks must be met with strategic and decisive action The post Kupwara attack: Rahul Gandhi calls incident 'worrying', urges 'strategic and ...

How to change the default language on YouTube

FP101: Here's how you change the default language on YouTube. The post How to change the default language on YouTube appeared first on Firstpost.

French Presidential Election 2017: After Whirlpool battle, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron clash over fish

After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday. The post French Presidential Election ...

IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to shrug off inconsistency against out-of-form Gujarat Lions

Staring at elimination after an inexplicable batting collapse followed by a wash-out, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be aiming for revival when they clash against out-of-sorts Gujarat Lions on Thursday. The post IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore aim to shrug off inconsistency against ...

CRPF personnel deployed in Sukma showing signs of fatigue, says Home Ministry officials

CRPF personnel deployed for long stints in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh are showing signs of fatigue, according to officials. The post CRPF personnel deployed in Sukma showing signs of fatigue, says Home Ministry officials appeared first on Firstpost.

Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills

In a significant development in research on human evolution, scientists have found that a very primitive ape-like ancestor which was hitherto considered a native of only Eurasia had existed in India too. The post Scientists discover nine million-year-old ape fossils in Himachal Pradesh hills ...

Venkaiah Naidu says fringe elements cannot deviate Modi govt from agenda of development

The government will not deviate from its agenda of development despite negative media "headlines" or actions of "fringe elements", Venkaiah Naidu said. The post Venkaiah Naidu says fringe elements cannot deviate Modi govt from agenda of development appeared first on Firstpost.

Katrina Kaif joins Instagram; shares a photo celebrating 'new beginnings', her 'happy space'

She wasn't a terribly sociable star, but Katrina Kaif turned over a new leaf in 2016, and how! The post Katrina Kaif joins Instagram; shares a photo celebrating 'new beginnings', her 'happy space' appeared first on Firstpost.

MCD Election Results 2017: Arvind Kejriwal has to change his ways as perception is more important than reality

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi results show that AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has to change his ways because perception is more important than the reality. The post MCD Election Results 2017: Arvind Kejriwal has to change his ways as perception is more important than reality appeared first on ...

Previous Congress-NCP govt in Maharashtra created 'dead assets' worth Rs 80,000 cr: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the BJP-led government is not responsible for farmer suicides in Maharashtra. The post Previous Congress-NCP govt in Maharashtra created 'dead assets' worth Rs 80,000 cr: Gadkari appeared first on Firstpost.

Bank credit demand up 5.5% in FY18’s first fortnight: RBI data

For the fortnight to 14 April 2017, bank credit stood at Rs76.31 trillion, up 5.52% from Rs72.31 trillion in the week to 15 April 2016, RBI data shows The post Bank credit demand up 5.5% in FY18’s first fortnight: RBI data appeared first on Firstpost.

Deepika Padukone looks sultry, and dangerous, in the Raabta song teaser: Watch it here

Deepika Padukone's look in Raabta is very reminiscent of that in xXx: return of Xander Cage — sultry and sexy, but also dark, deadly, and dangerous. The post Deepika Padukone looks sultry, and dangerous, in the Raabta song teaser: Watch it here appeared first on Firstpost.

Social media banned in Kashmir Valley: Bizmen, students question motive, say it will impact economy

Students, who have been spearheading ongoing protests against the state government, say the ban is an attack on freedom of speech, which has been a causality since the conflict began in the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990s The post Social media banned in Kashmir Valley: Bizmen, students question ...

West Bengal remains underdeveloped despite adequate funds from Centre: Amit Shah

Amit Shah exhorted the people of Bengal to give his party a chance "since you have already tried the the Congress, the Left and the TMC". The post West Bengal remains underdeveloped despite adequate funds from Centre: Amit Shah appeared first on Firstpost.

Gold sales expected to rise 30% this Akshaya Tritiya pent-up demand

Akshaya Tritiya, which falls on 28 April this year, is considered an auspicious day to buy gold The post Gold sales expected to rise 30% this Akshaya Tritiya pent-up demand appeared first on Firstpost.

THAAD anti-missile system: Why South Korea has legitimate concerns about this anti-Pyongyang measure

The Donald Trump administration on Wednesday said that it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The post THAAD anti-missile system: Why South ...

Kupwara army camp attacked by fidayeen militants in Kashmir; three armymen, two terrorists killed

Militants on Thursday attacked an army camp in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Five armymen and two militants have died in the attack. The post Kupwara army camp attacked by fidayeen militants in Kashmir; three armymen, two terrorists killed appeared first on Firstpost.

La Liga: Real Madrid beat Deportivo 6-2, Barcelona thrash Osasuna 7-1 as title race heats up

Real Madrid crushed Deportivo 6-2 as Barcelona scored seven past Osasuna, continuing their neck and neck competition in the La Liga title race. The post La Liga: Real Madrid beat Deportivo 6-2, Barcelona thrash Osasuna 7-1 as title race heats up appeared first on Firstpost.

SBI Card cuts fuel surcharge to 1%

Consequent to the revision in fuel surcharge levy on credit card payments from 2.5 per cent to 1 per cent, fuel surcharge waiver on your SBI card has been revised to 1 per cent w.e.f April 26 The post SBI Card cuts fuel surcharge to 1% appeared first on Firstpost.

Shares in Takata suspended after reported bankruptcy filing plan | Reuters

TOKYO Trading in shares of Japan's Takata Corp was suspended on Thursday after a newspaper report that the embattled auto parts maker was considering filing for bankruptcy protection, selling all operations to a newly created company. The Nikkei business daily said the plan would call for U.S.-based ...

Samsung Electronics sees stronger earnings from chips, phones after first-quarter profit jump | Reuters

By Hyunjoo Jin | SEOUL SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected earnings to further improve in the current quarter, after it reported its best quarterly profit since 2013 thanks to a memory chip boom. The South Korean company also said it had decided not to adopt a ...

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS, denounces campaign by Washington | Reuters

CARACAS Venezuela said on Wednesday it was withdrawing from the Organization of American States, deepening the diplomatic isolation of the socialist-run nation that is already out of step with Latin America's steady shift to the right.Critics of President Nicolas Maduro have said Venezuela could be ...

White House readies executive order to quit NAFTA | Reuters

By Steve Holland | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is considering issuing an executive order to pull the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a senior administration official said on Wednesday, a move that could unravel one of the world's biggest trading blocs.The ...

Venezuela to withdraw from OAS: foreign minister | Reuters

CARACAS Venezuela will withdraw from the Organization of American States to protest a Washington-led campaign against the country's socialist government, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said in televised comments on Wednesday. The post Venezuela to withdraw from OAS: foreign minister | Reuters ...

Argentina's Macri bets on bus lane, public works ahead of key election | Reuters

By Luc Cohen | LA MATANZA, Argentina LA MATANZA, Argentina Billboards in Buenos Aires province's working-class La Matanza district trumpet a soon-to-be completed bus lane alongside the face of the district's mayor, an ally of former populist President Cristina Fernandez. Although it was originally ...

Britain's May tries to warm the Brexit atmosphere with EU | Reuters

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday she wanted a "deep and special relationship" with the European Union, trying to warm the atmosphere before Brexit talks begin.After a dinner at her Downing Street official residence with the ...

Israel seeks U.S. backing to avert permanent Iran foothold in Syria | Reuters

By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Israel is seeking an "understanding" with the Trump administration that Iran must not be allowed to establish a permanent military foothold in Syria, Israel's intelligence minister told Reuters on Wednesday.In an interview, visiting ...

Automakers to meet with U.S. transportation, EPA chiefs | Reuters

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Major automakers are set to meet Thursday with the head of the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency as the agencies begin a review of federal fuel efficiency rules that are a major piece of the climate change policy enacted by ...

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centres on sanctions, open to talks | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy on North Korea aims to pressure Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear and ballistic missile programs by tightening sanctions and Washington is open to negotiations, the Trump administration said on Wednesday.The U.S The post U.S. says strategy on North ...