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Swaraj, Afghan President Ghani discuss boosting strategic partnership

New York, Sep 21 India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani discussed on Wednesday ways to boost strategic partnership between the two nations. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, "Boosting strategic partnership with a ...

Road trips are amazing: Shenaz Treasury

Mumbai, Sep 21 Actress Shenaz Treasury says she likes to go on road trips as she gets to "see the true India from a street level". "Road trips are amazing, because you get to see the true India from a street level and interact with people from different states that have so much pride in their local ...

Sushma met Brazilian, Saudi Arabian counterparts at UNGA

New York, Sep 20 Continuing with her hectic diplomatic engagements, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with her counterparts from three countries, including Brazil and Saudi Arabia, on the sidleines of the UN General Assembly Session here.

Journalist hacked to death while covering clash between two political groups

A journalist named Santanu Bhowmik was hacked to death on Wednesday in Mandwai of West Tripura district when he was covering a clash between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad which is a tribal wing of ruling Communist Party of India . Following the murder, ...

All Indians in quake-hit Mexico safe

New Delhi, Sep 20 All Indians in Mexico, which was hit by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday are safe, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Wednesday evening. "I have spoken to our Ambassador in Mexico. All Indians are safe," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

India, Kazakhstan to expand oil, gas, nuclear ties

New Delhi, Sep 20 India and Kazakhstan on Wednesday discussed expanding cooperation in hydrocarbons and nuclear energy sectors, as well as expanding the International North-South Transport Corridor by linking it to the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran rail link, an official statement said here on ...

Torrential rains lash Goa, hit traffic movement

Heavy rains battered India's famous tourist destination Goa, causing massive disruption for people at various places in the state, on Wednesday. The Indian Meteorological Department on Wednesday warned of heavy rainfall in Goa in the next few hours. Heavy showers will continue to lash the state for ...

Duleep Trophy match Day 2 washed out

Kanpur, Sep 20 Rain washed out the second day of the day and night Duleep Trophy cricket match between India Green and India Blue at the Green Park Stadium here on Wednesday.

India has to compete with China, not doing that well: Rahul

Princeton , Sep 20 India has to basically compete with China and it is not doing as well, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said and noted that the performance of the two large and populous Asian countries will fundamentally reshape the world. Interacting with students at Princeton University, ...

Target names Tammy Redpath as new India chief

Bengaluru, Sep 20 Target Corporation, one of the largest retail stores in the US, has appointed Tammy Redpath as its India chief, a company statement said on Wednesday. "Target Corporation announces the appointment of Tammy Redpath as President of Target India. In this role, she will be responsible ...

Dhoni recommended for Padma Bhushan

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has nominated veteran star Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award.

Modi government renamed 23 schemes started by us, alleges Congress

New Delhi, Sep 20 Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party on Wednesday said "they were trying to mislead the nation". "Recently, a set of senior political advisors to the BJP during ...

Will take a duck in 100th ODI if Australia win at the end: Smith

Kolkata, Sep 20 On the eve of playing his 100th One-Day International at the Eden Gardens against India, Australia skipper Steve Smith said he would happily take a duck if his team crosses the finishing line eventually. Smith is rated as one of the finest batsmen in contemporary times and is often ...

Kerala team inducted into I-League

New Delhi, Sep 20 The I-League will see a new team in the upcoming season with the All India Football Federation approving the bid of Kochi-based Sree Gokulam Group.

HC pulls up DUSU President, others for non-appearance

New Delhi, Sep 20 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up newly elected Delhi University Students' Union President Rocky Tuseed and others for non-appearance in a matter related to defacement of properties during elections to the students' body. Defacement of public properties is a cognisable ...

Pakistan PM complains to US about greater role for India in Afghanistan

United Nations, Sep 20 Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to media reports. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that in a meeting here on Tuesday with Vice ...

Happy that pay dispute is over: Smith

Kolkata, Sep 20 Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday expressed happiness over the fact that the bitter pay dispute that threatened to derail the Australian summer of cricket is over and they are here in India taking part in an overseas tour. Peace was finally brokered after months of impasse ...

Smith picks Sachin, Harbhajan ahead of Kohli in his dream team

Kolkata, Sep 20 If Australia skipper Steve Smith has to pick two India cricketers in his dream team, India counterpart Virat Kohli would not be part of it. "I would have Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in my team," Smith on Wednesday said when asked to name two cricketers he would like to have ...

Dhoni pays visit to Kolkata Police Training School for shooting session

Kolkata, Sep 20 Straight after playing foot volleyball with his teammates here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a pistol shooting session. "The great MS Dhoni takes some time off to practice his shooting skills ...

Indian, Chinese tech firms explore tie-ups

New Delhi, Sep 20 Leading Indian software firms like Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant on Wednesday interacted with Chinese hardware firms to forge partnerships for collaborations in the seaport city of Dalian, according to a Nasscom statement. The opportunities for tie-ups were explored at a day-long ...

Polarisation is central challenge, anger building up over jobs: Rahul

Princeton , Sep 20 The politics of polarisation is the central challenge to India, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has said and slammed the government over job creation, saying people are getting angry over its performance on that front. Interacting with students at the Princeton University ...

Sports Roundup: BCCI nominates Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, ‘Khelo India’ programme to be revamped

BCCI nominates MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award, Government has approved Rs 1,756 crore for a period of three years for the revamping of 'Khelo India'.

Young man dies in road rage case, another critical

New Delhi, Sep 20 A young man hailing from Punjab succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday while his friend remained critical after both were run over in a road rage case by an inebriated man in south Delhi three days ago, police said. Police said Gurpreet Singh, 21, and his friend Maninder Singh, 22, ...

Pakistan target Asia Cup hockey title

Dhaka, Sep 20 The Pakistan hockey team has struggled at the international level over the past several years, but head coach Farhat Khan is determined to trigger a turnaround by winning the Asia Cup to be held here next month. Pakistan have been placed in Pool A alongside arch-rivals India, Japan and ...

Sanjeev Kapoor is brand ambassador for World Food India's Food Street

New Delhi, Sep 20 Popular chef Sanjeev Kapoor on Wednesday was named brand ambassador for Food Street, a curated food experience zone at the forthcoming World Food India event. World Food India is a three-day mega international event covering the entire food processing value chain. Food Street, ...

Cabinet nod for extension of time for Udaan

New Delhi, Sep 20 A government on Wednesday approved extending till December 31, 2018 the time period of Udaan scheme which provides job training to the youth in Jammu and Kashmir. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs , chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the extension without any ...

P2P lending platforms to be RBI-regulated NBFCs

Mumbai, Sep 20 The crowd funding mechanism of peer-to-peer lending platforms will be treated as non-banking financial companies and as such, regulated by the Reserve Bank of India , the central bank said on Wednesday. "The Reserve Bank of India specifies a non-banking institution that carries on ...

Tea exports rise 4.58% in January-July

Kolkata, Sep 20 Indian tea exports rose by 4.58 per cent to 121.13 million kg during the first seven months of 2017 compared with 115.83 million kg in the corresponding period last year, Tea Board of India data said on Wednesday.

Reliance Home Finance to list on Friday

Mumbai, Sep 20 Reliance Capital Ltd, part of the Anil D. Ambani-led Reliance Group, on Wednesday said the listing of Reliance Home Finance Ltd is scheduled on Friday at the bourses.

17 government printing presses to merge into 5, jobs protected: Jaitley

New Delhi, Sep 20 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the rationalisation and modernisation of all 17 government printing presses across the country by merging them into five units without causing any job losses. The decision about the "merger and modernisation" of the "underworked" ...

Take back Rohingyas, don't call them Bengalis: Hasina to Myanmar

Dhaka/New York, Sep 20 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Myanmar to take back 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have taken refuge in her country and also called for an end to "propaganda" that labelled the ethnic group as "Bengalis". "We have told Myanmar that they will have to take back ...

Udacity announces two new courses for smart transportation

New Delhi, Sep 20 Silicon Valley-based online education platform Udacity on Wednesday announced two new nanodegree certification courses -- 'Introduction to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program' and 'Flying Car Nanodegree Program' -- to educate students about smart transportation.

First-ever 'Gandhi March' in The Hague on October 1

The Hague, Sep 20 Organisations, institutions and individuals advocating non-violence are joining hands with the Indian community in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India to launch a unique campaign titled 'Follow the Mahatma' on October 1 and 2. The campaign includes a 'Gandhi March' from the ...

Would love to explore different shades of love on big screen: Irrfan

Mumbai, Sep 20 Actor Irrfan Khan says he wants to do a children's film and explore different "shades of love" through cinema. With projects like "Paan Singh Tomar", "Talvar", "Maqbool", and "7 Khoon Maaf", Irrfan has carved a name for himself in Hindi cinema. The actor has been associated with ...

IUC cut will further dent incumbent players' financial books: Sanjay Kapoor

New Delhi, Sep 20 With the telecom regulator slashing interconnection usage charges to 6 paise per minute, telecom industry expert Sanjay Kapoor feels it will further dent the financial books of the incumbent players in the short run. "IUC is a further dent in the short run for the incumbents and ...

Faced backlash in democratising party's youth wings: Rahul

Princeton , Sep 20 Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has hinted that he faced a backlash to his efforts to democratise the party's youth organisations and said he has always been in favour of opening up systems. Interacting with students at the Princeton University here on Tuesday, Gandhi said he ...

India will work above, beyond Paris Agreement: Sushma

New York, Sep 20 India will work above and beyond the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said while stressing that living in harmony with nature is central to the ethos of India. At a meeting of select leaders convened by UN Secretary General Antonio ...

Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy advance at Japan Open

Tokyo, Sep 20 Olympic badminton medallists P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and the mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa advanced to the second round of Japan Open Superseries here on Wednesday.

Equities close flat; FOMC meet outcome, funds' outflow hamper sentiments

Mumbai, Sep 20 Key Indian equity indices closed on a flat note with fractional losses on Wednesday as caution ahead of the US Federal Open Market Committee policy meet outcome, coupled with heavy outflow of foreign funds, kept investors' sentiments subdued.

Rathore announces revamped sports programme

New Delhi, Sep 20 Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country. The revamped programme was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "This marks ...

UPA failed to create enough jobs, Modi government unable to either: Rahul

Princeton , Sep 20 Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has admitted that the previous UPA government led by his party "could not deliver adequately" in creating jobs, and said the Modi government despite its promises has been unable to do so either. Interacting with students at the Princeton ...

Mumbai airport main runway shut due to heavy rains

Mumbai, Sep 20 The Mumbai Airport's main runway failed to open at 2 p.m. on Wedesday as work on towing out a stranded private airlines aircraft continued amid heavy rains, low visibility and strong winds, officials said here. An Air India technical team is assisting the SpiceJet authorities to ...

Adopting eco-friendly tech a challenge for cooling industry

Chennai, Sep 20 The refrigeration and air conditioning sector faces several challenges while adopting low global warming potential refrigerants, said a senior official of the business body here on Wednesday. "Among the various challenges that the industry faces with regard to adopting low GWP ...

Package soon to boost economy; no cuts in fuel rates: Jaitley

New Delhi, Sep 20 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted at a package of measures to boost the economy, while virtually ruling out any cut in duties on petroleum products to check the spike in fuel prices. "We have taken note of all the economic indicators that are available. On Tuesday ...

Revamped sports programme announced

New Delhi, Sep 20 Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday announced a revamped 'Khelo India' programme in an effort to improve the overall standard of sports in the country. The revamped programme was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "This marks ...

Pakistan, US vow to remain engaged

New York, Sep 20 Pakistan and the United States have agreed to stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region. The consensus was reached during a meeting on Tuesday between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and US ...

Account information requests jump 55% from India: Twitter

Washington/New Delhi, Sep 20 Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests -- a 55 per cent increase from the previous period -- and asked for 102 accounts to be removed, Twitter's 11th Transparency Report has revealed. The micro-blogging platform, ...

Regulator has given its views, concerned players may explore remedies: Jaitley on IUC

New Delhi, Sep 20 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the telecom regulator has given its views on Interconnection Usage Charges and it is for the service providers to explore remedies for it. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Tuesday came out with a regulation cutting ...

Centre to hand over hotels in Jaipur, Mysore, Itanagar to states

New Delhi, Sep 20 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that the Centre would surrender its 50 per cent stake in three ITDC hotels to the respective state governments, which would now have full authority over the redevelopment of these properties. "The Centre is withdrawing its 50 per cent ...

Ganguly expresses satisfaction over Eden conditions ahead of ODI

Kolkata, Sep 20 As the sun finally came out after two days of overcast skies, the covers partially went off at the Eden Gardens here which is set to host the second One Day International between India and Australia on Thursday. The pitch was in full view as India skipper Virat Kohli, coach Ravi ...