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SC refuses urgent hearing of pleas for extending NRC deadline

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on SC refuses urgent hearing of pleas for extending NRC deadline

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down the Central and Assam governments’ pleas seeking early and urgent hearing on the issues related to extending the July 31 deadline for completion of the National Register for Citizens (NRC).

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10 killed, 10 injured in Mumbai building crash

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 10 killed, 10 injured in Mumbai building crash

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS): At least 10 people, including four women and a infant, were killed when a four-storied residential building came crashing down in south Mumbai while 10 injured persons were rescued from the debris, BMC Disaster Control officials said.

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CSC partners with Facebook to empower rural women

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CSC partners with Facebook to empower rural women

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): Common Services Centre (CSC), which serves as access point for the delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, on Tuesday announced a partnership with social media giant Facebook to provide digital skill training to women village level entrepreneurs. In the first year of this project, Facebook, in collaboration […]

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INR 1,400 crore tourism projects approved for NE in five years

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Region, Top News  /  Comments Off on INR 1,400 crore tourism projects approved for NE in five years

Agartala/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Union Tourism Ministry had sanctioned INR 1,400 crore projects in the eight north-eastern states under the Swadesh Darshan scheme in the past five years, said Pratima Bhowmik, a Tripura MP, on Tuesday quoting Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Replying to a question by Bhowmik in the Lok Sabha […]

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SC asks Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from deciding on MLAs’ resignations

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Nagaland  /  Comments Off on SC asks Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from deciding on MLAs’ resignations

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Karnataka Speaker what stopped him from deciding on whether to accept or reject the resignations tendered by MLAs of the Congress-JD-S coalition on July 6. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sought a clear response from senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi […]

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Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea

Manila, July 16 (IANS): Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region. The two sides at the end of two-day strategic talks here recalled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s […]

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EU renews sanctions on N Korea over nuclear programmes

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on EU renews sanctions on N Korea over nuclear programmes

Brussels, July 16 (IANS): The European Union (EU) has voted to renew sanctions against North Korean individuals and entities for contributing to the Asian country’s nuclear activities, ballistic missiles and other weapons of mass destruction programmes, as well as for evading the restrictions. The EU has applied sanctions on 57 persons and has frozen the […]

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Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr’s Five

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr’s Five

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five World Final in Praia Grande, Brazil. After games at the World Finals played on […]

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Acting lets you forget who you are, says Sara Ali Khan

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Acting lets you forget who you are, says Sara Ali Khan

  Actress Sara Ali Khan, who wooed fans with her radiating presence in the films “Kedarnath” and “Simmba” last year, says she wants to do “everything” on screen. “(I would like to do ) everything! People say that and sometimes they don’t know what they are asking for but I think, having shot ‘Kedarnath’ and […]

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Amitabh mocks ICC’s boundary rule after England WC win

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Amitabh mocks ICC’s boundary rule after England WC win

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the “boundary rule” which helped England win their first men’s World Cup. On Sunday, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England’s innings took the game into a Super Over with the scores tied […]

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