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Thakor Samaj 'bans' use of mobiles by unmarried Kshatriya women in a dozen Gujarat villages
The Samaj also further went on to announce heavy fines for the parents of men and women who marry outside the community.

Madras HC allows jailed Saravana Bhavan founder to shift to private hospital
The petitioner would have to bear the cost of treatment, the bench said, adding the transfer and treatment would be subject to the compliance of conditions as per the prison manual.

India, Italy to set up fast-track mechanism to facilitate investment
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), under the ministry, will represent Indian side in this system.

Barkha Dutt files complaint with NCW against Promila Sibal for using abusive language
In a series of tweets, Dutt on Monday hit out at Sibal and his wife alleging that over 200 employees at the Noida-based HTN Tiranga TV had their equipment confiscated and "face sacking without even a six-month pay out".

EC appoints former IRS officer as special expenditure observer for Vellore LS bypoll
Official sources in the Election Commission Tuesday said Murlikumar is a former director general of Income Tax, Chennai.

HC leaves decision on plea for Voter ID-Aadhaar linking to EC
The petition sought for implementation of an Aadhaar-based voting system as the current system "lacks transparency."

BJP appoints Swatantra Dev Singh as its UP Chief
His appointment is seen as part of the BJP's effort to consolidate its support among the OBCs.

Plea in HC for linking property with Aadhaar; Centre, Delhi govt's response sought
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the Central and Delhi government on the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on October 15.

Applications open: BCCI sets three conditions for new coaching jobs
The Indian cricket board Tuesday invited applications for the men's team support staff including head coach who will need to be less than 60 years of age with a minimum international experience of two years.

K'taka crisis: Rebel MLAs, HDK govt clash in SC
The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning on the pleas of 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs seeking direction for Karnataka speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to accept their resignations from the assembly. The apex court today concluded the hearings of the rebel MLAs, the speaker and Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy.

Another Super Over should decide winner: Sachin
Sachin Tendulkar endorsed a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of considering the boundary count if such an extraordinary situation arises like it did in the World Cup final. Current and ex-cricketers including Rohit, Gambhir and Yuvraj, have questioned ICC's "ridiculous" rule on boundary count that decided the World Cup title.

Live: 10 dead in Mumbai building collapse
At least 10 persons died when a multi-story building collapsed in south Mumbai's congested Dongri area on Tuesday. Authorities said about 40 to 50 people were trapped under the debris of the building. Stay with TOI for all updates

DGCA suspends licences of two SpiceJet pilots
Aviation regulator DGCA Tuesday suspended flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots for six months after an aircraft operated by them damaged runway edge lights during landing at Kolkata airport, a senior official said. The incident happened on July 2 when the plane was operating Pune-Kolkata flight.

Parl session: PM upset with 'truant' ministers
PM Modi, who has often pulled up BJP MPs for absenteeism during Parliament sessions, has cautioned Union ministers against skipping their roster duties in both the Houses and told the party leadership that he should be informed if they skip their duty, sources said. First impression is often the last impression, Modi told the MPs and asked them to work passionately.

How North Korea’s leader gets his luxury cars
High-end Western goods are making their way to North Korea’s elite through a complex system of port transfers, secret high-seas shipping and shadowy front companies. The cars are top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benzes — the Maybach S600 Pullman Guard and the Maybach S62. From 2015 to 2017, as many as 90 countries served as the sources of luxury goods for North Koreans, according to a report.

ICJ verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday
Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism" after a closed trial in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May 8, and based its case on two broad issues- breach of Vienna Convention in denying consular access and the process of resolution. It argued that Jadhav's death sentence, was based on an "extracted confession".

Indian activists launch helpline for hate crimes victims -
Indian activists launch helpline for hate crimes victims

The initiative started in 100 cities following rise in mob attacks by Hindu far-right groups especially against Muslims.

Pakistan reopens airspace months after India standoff -
Pakistan reopens airspace months after India standoff

Key transit air corridor reopens over Pakistani territory, almost five months after neighbours' military standoff. by Asad Hashim. 8 hours ago. whatsapp. Global ...

Parliament session: PM Modi upset with 'truant' ministers - Times of India
Parliament session: PM Modi upset with 'truant' ministers  Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to nurse their constituency by playing a leading role in its development and advised ...

Famines a distant memory now as crop yields have trebled - Times of India
Famines a distant memory now as crop yields have trebled  Times of India

Famines occurred frequently in British India as farm yields were low. Before the Green Revolution in the 1960s, the country averaged less than a ton of cereal ...

How the sea spits out plastic - Times of India
How the sea spits out plastic  Times of India

India News: Monsoon usually comes with several instances of garbage-spill on Mumbai's beaches and promenades. As the season peaks, TOI looks at the ...

Rift between GenNext, 'mom's Cong' out in open - Times of India
Rift between GenNext, 'mom's Cong' out in open  Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: This week, an impromptu discussion in a small room, the hangout of a young Congress leader, on the future of the party after the Lok ...

India building 61 strategic roads along Pakistan, China borders - India Today
India building 61 strategic roads along Pakistan, China borders  India Today

A revised Long Term Roll on Works Plan of Border Roads Organisation for five years (2018-19 to 2022-23) has been formulated for construction and ...

Isro’s 'Bahubali' falters, casts shadow on manned mission - Times of India
Isro’s 'Bahubali' falters, casts shadow on manned mission  Times of India

India News: The stalling of Chandrayaan-2 due to a leak in the cryogenic engine of GSLV-MkIII has put a question mark over Isro's future missions. GSLV-MkIII is ...

'Give me names of absentees': Miffed PM Modi on ministers skipping Parliament 
Modi raised the issue during BJP's parliamentary party meeting here at the Parliament Library Building and also asked the lawmakers to remain present in the House.
Mumbai's collapsed Kausarbaug building missing from BMC's 'dangerous' structures list: RTI activist
Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board (MBRRB) Chairman Vinod Ghosalkar, however, feared the toll on Tuesday could be at least 12.
No letup in influx of Rohingyas, two held in Tripura
The arrest was made after the locals had informed the police about the suspicious movement Md. Salim (21) and Jahangir Alam (20).
Have to eat rats to survive, claim locals in flood-affected Bihar village
'I have come here to catch a mouse with my grandfather as we don't have anything else to eat,' said Murmur's grandson Vijendra.
Centre rules out plan to set up commission for nomadic, semi-nomadic tribes
The information was shared by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar in response to a written question in the Lok Sabha.
Minor wrapped in cloth rescued from Mumbai building collapse debris
The Kesarbai building in Dongri area collapsed at around 11.30 a.m. Locals said at least 12-15 families buried under the rubble were awaiting help.
Mumbai building collapse: Confusion prevails over ownership of 100-year-old Kausarbaug building
Part of the building, located in a congested lane in Tandel Street in the densely-populated locality, collapsed around 11.40 am.
WATCH | Indore Municipal Corporation demolishes illegal multi-storied building in Kamdhenu Nagard
Dust rose up in the air as the structure came crashing down with a thud in the densely-populated area. The adjoining houses, however, remain unaffected.
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Lionel Messi Enjoys Vacation With Family, Cristiano Ronaldo Relishes Roof-Top Dinner With Kids & Girlfriend (See Pics)

Lionel Messi Enjoys Vacation With Family, Cristiano Ronaldo Relishes Roof-Top Dinner With Kids & Girlfriend (See Pics)After Brazil's exit from Copa America 2019, Lionel Messi is finally home and has whisked off for a vacation with his family to Spain. Needless to say that the Messi was seen having a gala time with his family. Whereas, his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Juventus.

Delhi gangs run amok at Railway stations

Delhi gangs run amok at Railway stationsTilak Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, Seelampur, Loha Pul, Lal Quila, Daya Basti, Sabzi Mandi, Patel Nagar, Delhi Cantt, Palam, Shakur Basti, Okhla and Hazrat Nizamuddin are said to be the hotspots for criminals.

ENG vs NZ: Jofra Archer’s old tweets on World Cup finale have people convinced he is a soothsayer

ENG vs NZ: Jofra Archer’s old tweets on World Cup finale have people convinced he is a soothsayerNot only did he predict about the super over, but he also tweeted about opponents needing 16 from 6 -- which is exactly what happened on Sunday in the nail-biting finale.

After SC Rap for Sitting on Resignations, Karnataka Speaker Says Will Decide on Rebels by Tomorrow

After SC Rap for Sitting on Resignations, Karnataka Speaker Says Will Decide on Rebels by TomorrowThe rebel MLAs told the court that the Speaker kept their resignation pending just to disqualify them and there was nothing wrong in resigning to escape disqualification.

Delhi Confidential: Putting Congres In A Spot

Delhi Confidential: Putting Congres In A SpotDuring passage of the Bill by voice vote, Owaisi demanded a division, a move supported by Home Minister Amit Shah, who said this would expose who are supporting terrorism.

Alligators Get High on Drugs People Flush Down the Toilet, Tennessee Police Warn Against 'Meth-Gators'

Alligators Get High on Drugs People Flush Down the Toilet, Tennessee Police Warn Against 'Meth-Gators'A Tennessee police department has warned residents against flushing drugs down the toilet as marine animals are getting high. Police officials said that there is an increasing risk of meth-gators. Recently, a man was arrested while trying to flush drugs down the toilet.

India's Renewable Energy Capacity Crosses 80GW-Mark, Says R K Singh

India's Renewable Energy Capacity Crosses 80GW-Mark, Says R K SinghIndia's renewable energy capacity has crossed the 80GW-mark, which includes 29.55 GW of solar energy and 36.37 GW wind power, Parliament was informed Tuesday.

‘Hideous’: Barkha Dutt Slams Kapil Sibal Over Tiranga TV Layoffs

‘Hideous’: Barkha Dutt Slams Kapil Sibal Over Tiranga TV LayoffsAfter Dutt’s tweets, Sibal has now reportedly invited the department heads of Tiranga TV to discuss the way forward.

ICG and Bangladesh Coast Guard bring back 516 Indian fishermen stranded due to rough seas
The Indian Coast Guard in a coordinated operation with the Bangladesh Coast Guard brought back as many as 516 Indian fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh who were stranded due to bad weather and rough seas
At least 15 dead, 43 lakh affected in Assam floods, Centre releases Rs 251 crore aid
At least 15 people have died and lives of 43 lakh others affected as the flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Tuesday. At least 32 out of 33 districts in the state have submerged under floodwater with 90 per cent of Ka
Death toll in Mumbai`s building collapse jumps to 10, rescue operations continue
At least 8 people have sustained injuries in the incident and are receiving treatment at J J Hospital and Habib Hospital.
International Court of Justice to pass verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday
The death sentence handed to Kulbhushan Jadhav evoked a sharp reaction in India, forcing the Indian government to approach the ICJ in order to stop Islamabad from executing the order of its military court.
Ranchi court grants bail to student, orders her to distribute five copies of Quran
While granting bail to the accused Richa Sharma, the court directed Sharma, who is a B.Com student, to donate one copy of Quran to the Anjuman Islamia Committee and four copies of Muslim religious book to libraries of various scho
Anusuiya Uikey appointed Chhattisgarh Governor, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan is new Governor of Andhra Pradesh
The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices," a statement released by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 7, PM Modi expresses anguish
It is feared that the death toll in Mumbai's Dongri building collapse could increase as some people are still believed to be trapped under the debris of the building.
Watchman beaten up and paraded naked for molesting minor girl in Maharashtra
Police said that the watchman allegedly molested the minor girl on Sunday night in Bolinj in the township.  
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Indian Coast Guard brings back 516 fishermen stranded due to bad weather
The Indian Coast Guard in a coordinated operation with the Bangladesh Coast Guard brought back as many as 516 Indian fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh who stranded due to bad weather and rough seas in the Bay of Bengal.

Amir Khan credits India's system for rise in boxing, singles out Bidhuri for Olympic glory
The 32-year-old from Bolton, who clinched the WBC international welterweight title during a Super Boxing League (SBL) bout in Jeddah last week, believes India have the wherewithal to produce champions.

Ex-IRS officer who led raids in Vellore appointed as spl expenditure observer for poll in LS seat
Former Director General (investigation) of the income tax department, B Murli Kumar, was on Tuesday appointed as the special expenditure observer for the August 5 poll to Vellore Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu, where the election was earlier countermanded over excess use of money power.

Mumbai Building Collapse: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana offer condolences to families of the dead
A four-storied residential building in South Mumbai's Dongri area collapsed in the morning. At least four died and over 40 people are trapped under the debris...

Assam Floods: JP Nadda, Rahul Gandhi urge party workers to help people
Floods in Assam is a cause of worry for all of us, BJP working president J P Nadda said on Tuesday and party workers to help the affected people in all possible ways.

Nitesh Kumar to lead UP Yoddhas in Pro Kabbadi League
Nitesh Kumar to lead the Yoddha's into the season 7 of the PKL.

ICJ to deliver verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday
The International Court of Justice will deliver on Wednesday its verdict in a case relating to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, whose death sentence by a Pakistani military court based on an "extracted confession" has been questioned by India.

You won't believe how much Kareena Kapoor Khan is charging for 'Dance India Dance' season 7!
Here's what Kareena Kapoor Khan's paycheque is for her debut Television stint with Dance India Dance 7...

Yeddy Takes a Cricket Break With Party Colleagues in Bengaluru as JDS-Cong Fate Awaits SC Verdict
Dressed in white safari suit, Yeddyurappa was seen in full action, swinging a cricket bat, in the hotel lawns on Tuesday where he tried his hand on cricket with his party colleagues.

2 Women Riding Pillion Crushed to Death after Chennai Bus Runs Over Bike During Rush Hour
Traffic police officials who arrived on the spot took the bus driver for questioning while the vehicle has been impounded.

Kerala Governor Seeks Report After Univ Answer Sheets Seized From House of SFI Leader Accused of Stabbing
Kerala higher education Minister KT Jaleel informed strict action was being taken to ensure the smooth functioning of the college and the safety of students.

6 Arrested for Child-trafficking in Hyderbad, 54 Boys of Bihar Rescued from Bangle Manufacturing Units
The children, aged below 14, were made to work continuously from 6 AM to 11 PM daily without rest and were also detained in the houses by the accused and not allowed to move freely or go outside, a statement by police said.

Charred Body of 3-year-old Kidnapped Boy Found Near His House in Bhopal, 2 Neighbours Arrested
The child’s burnt body was found around 50ft away from his home on Tuesday afternoon, said a police officer.

MHADA Denies Responsibility, Says Collapsed Building was Unauthorised Construction
MHADA looks after the maintenance of several old and dilapidated private buildings in the city. Such buildings are termed as 'cessed' as its residents pay tax to MHADA. Earlier, locals had said the building that collapsed was a cessed building under MHADA's supervision.

Top Cops of Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry Police Transferred
SBK Singh, an IPS officer of the 1988 batch and currently working as the DGP of Arunachal Pradesh, was transferred as the DGP of Mizoram.

Abortion of Abnormal Foetus Cannot be Denied Even if Gestation Period is Beyond 20 Weeks: Delhi HC
A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the section of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy even if the foetus is abnormal, and the provision which relaxes this restraint if there is an immediate threat to the life of the mother, have to be considered cumulatively and not in isolation.

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'Maybe 10, 15 years later, Rahul may mature'
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'

Trump didn't conspire with Russia: US attorney general
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'

Update: Bumrah has 'recovered' after hurting shoulder
His condition will be 'assessed' on Monday, the Mumbai Indians team management said.

How Rishabh Pant brightened his WC selection prospects
I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to: Pant

How to enhance your medical insurance coverage
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.

This athlete's fitness journey will baffle you
Raipur's Nami Rai didn't let marriage or lack of sporting facilities affect her love for fitness.

Why Akshay Kumar feels LUCKY
'I am 51 now. I think I can do action till 56.' 'After that, God knows.'

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Gold rises Rs 100 to Rs 35,570, silver jumps Rs 355 to Rs 39,530 a kg
Gold prices on Tuesday rose by Rs 100 to Rs 35,570 per 10 gram in the national capital on fresh buying from jewellers even as the precious metal sto

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Gold steady as investors eye US retail sales data
Gold prices held steady on Tuesday as investors awaited US retail sales data that could serve as an indicator of the strength of the world's largest

India building collapse: Dozens trapped and four dead in Mumbai
Rescuers are searching through the debris of the four-storey building in India's financial capital.

Monsoon season: The river politics behind South Asia's floods
Every year, tensions increase between India and Nepal during the monsoon season. Why?

Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff
Pakistan shut its airspace in February following tensions with India.

Chandrayaan-2: India space launch delayed by technical problem
India's space mission to the Moon's south pole will not launch on Monday, due to a technical problem.

Monsoon floods displace millions in India
More than 130 people have been killed in Nepal, Bangladesh and India amid flooding and landslides.

The forgotten Indian inventor who dazzled London
Shankar Abaji Bhisey invented a machine which could have revolutionised printing.

Mumbai rains: Is India's weather becoming more extreme?
With Mumbai seeing its heaviest rain in a decade, Reality Check looks at India's extreme weather patterns.

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand
England win the men's World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a super over in one of the most incredible games in cricket history.

'Not true': Tax dept fact-checks buzz on changes in income tax return forms
CBDT further clarified that the updating of utility do not hamper filing of return as the taxpayers are allowed to file using the utility which is available at that point of time. For example, more than 85 lakh taxpayers have filed returns in ITR-1 till date by using the said utility which has also undergone update later.

10 dead, many feared trapped after four-storey building collapses in Mumbai's D...
Mumbai’s Dongri building collapse: Locals said the building collapse in Mumbai’s Dongri was reported around 11:40 am. Fire tenders and a team of National Disaster Response Force were rushed to the area.

Indian-origin man who drowned his wife in bathtub convicted in US
Avtar Grewal(44) strangled his 30-year-old wife Navneet Kaur, in 2007, after two years of his marriage. He has been convicted by a US Court in Arizona.

US scientist raped, murdered in Greece; 6 days later body found in bunker
Suzanne Eaton, a molecular biologist, was raped and murdered by a farmer, on the Greek island of Crete.

Realme X vs Galaxy M30 vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Price, specs, features compared
Realme X is here. The latest flagship phone from Realme will take on Redmi K20 and other mid-range phones such as Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Delhi's Kabul challenge: Finding diplomatic space
There is a correlation between Pakistan’s presence and India’s absence on the table

The Karnataka saga: Unprincipled power politics
The (admittedly fractured) mandate of 2018 has all but been squandered and the solution perhaps lies in fresh elections. Citizens deserve better

Why justice matters in Jammu and Kashmir
Violations breed alienation and violence. India must address it, by reaching out and recognising the past

Indian-Americans thrilled over PM Modi's possible community address in Houston
Community leaders said the dates for the prime minister's address has not been finalised yet, but they have been asked to make preparations for a potential address of Modi in Houston on September 22.

Bose T-shirt, tweets put PIO political operative at heart of mega Dem feud
Before it became moderate and liberal, the Democratic Party was the original white primacist party in US; Republicans have taken over the mantle in recent years.

Meet a new generation of rising stars of the Indian diaspora making a mark in diverse fields around the world
Together, they are the single biggest remittance group — sending $80 billion home in 2018 alone.

Indian-origin founder of US-based hedge fund firm convicted for over $100 million securities fraud
Anilesh Ahuja, also known as Neil, was the founder, CEO and chief investment officer of the Premium Point Investments LP (PPI), an investment firm that managed hedge funds.

Indians are high-earners in UK: Study
The data shows that the Chinese ethnicity group is the highest paid followed by the Indian ethic group, which earns 13.47 pounds an hour.

Sharjah issues 1st permanent residency visa to Indian expat businessman
Sharjah's first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.

Another extradition setback for India as UK refuses to deport Indian-origin murder accused couple
Both Londoners are alleged to have adopted Gopal, an orphan farm boy from Gujarat, insured his life and then arranged for his murder.

Four Indian-Americans arrested in US for H1B visa fraud
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Donate Quran: court’s bail condition to woman arrested for offensive post
The court asked Richa Bharti to submit one copy of the holy book to the local Anjuman Committee in the presence of police authorities, and four more copies to different libraries in the city
Distribution plan soon to ensure round-the-clock power supply for all
An official release from the Power Ministry says the government has been preparing perspective plans for generation and transmission sectors under the aegis of the National Electricity Plan.
3,498 Bru families identified as bonafide residents of Mizoram, says State Home secretary
Mizoram Home secretary Lalbiakzam says all the identified families have expressed willingness to return to Mizoram during the proposed government-sponsored repatriation process.
Festival of docu films at Thrissur on July 18, 19
MINI MIFF, a festival of films, which won awards in 2018 at the Mumbai International Film Festival, the famous mela of documentaries, shot films and a
Rajya Sabha passes Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill
Currently, major airports with an annual capacity to handle one-and-a-half million passengers come under the purview of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA).
UNESCO seeks report on Darjeeling toy train
The UN body asks the Indian Railways to submit the report after it finds that the trains and tracks of the world heritage site are suffering from “insufficient maintenance”.
IAF prepared to fight across entire spectrum of warfare: Air Force chief Dhanoa
Air Force Chief B.S. Dhanoa spoke about the operational limitations that existed in 1999 and the innovative ways adopted by the IAF to overcome the difficulties during the conflict.
Karnataka crisis: Working as per Constitution, says Assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar
Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar against whom 15 ruling coalition rebel MLAs have moved the Supreme Court alleging delay in accepting their re
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Mumbai Building Collapse Kills at Least 5, With Dozens More Trapped
Officials said it was unclear why the four-story structure had collapsed. Neighbors formed a chain to remove bricks and slabs of concrete from the site.

How to Build a Sand Castle
Bring the right tools. Sculpt architectural details from the top down. Work with equanimity.

Flooding Kills Dozens in Nepal as Waters Rise Across Asia
The hardest-hit country appeared to be Nepal, where the authorities said 67 people had died. Deaths were also reported in India and Bangladesh.

Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting and Sweaty
A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.

Unesco Recognizes Heritage Sites, Ancient to Modern, Around the World
Twenty-nine new entries have been added to the World Heritage List, acknowledging historic and cultural landmarks, and natural wonders.

Kashmiris Call for Investigation of Torture Accusations Against India
A new report by rights advocates in the disputed territory alleges that the Indian security forces were responsible for hundreds of cases of torture and other abuses.

Pakistan Brings Terrorism Financing Charges Against Hafiz Saeed
Facing the threat of sanctions for not cracking down on militants, Pakistan is again moving against the founder of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

32 Dead as Worst Flooding in a Decade Hits Booming Mumbai
Mumbai’s vulnerability to floods has increased in recent years because of a construction boom.

Ben Stokes Likely To Receive Knighthood For WC Final Heroic
Ben Stokes played an unbeaten knock of 84 runs against New Zealand in the final of World Cup 2019 in Lord's.
Here's How to Watch the Partial Lunar Eclipse Live Online Today
The partial lunar eclipse 2019 can be seen in central and western regions of India, and live streams are being held by Royal Observatory Greenwich, Virtual Telescope Project, and Norway-based site...
Sara Ali Khan Posts Special Message For Her Teacher On Guru Purnima
"Thank you for constantly inspiring me, sharing with me, and showing me that positivity with practice is what leads to growth," wrote Sara
Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh Get New Governors
Sitting Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey and senior BJP leader Biswa Bushan Harichandan were on Tuesday appointed as governors of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh respectively.
Despite Rs 600-Crore Budget, Cattle Deaths Cast Shadow Over UP Shelters
When four calves died at a state-run cattle shelter in East Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district two days ago, tehsildar Shiv Sagar Dubey was one of the first to arrive at the scene. Through a mobile phone...
Suzlon Defaults On Bond Payment, In Talks To Sell Stake: Report
The company said it had not paid $172 million on an outstanding foreign currency convertible bond (FCCB) that was due on Tuesday
Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) Apologises For Controversial Question
The BPSC said it had blacklisted the person who set a erroneous question about a constitutional position in the first part of the General Studies Paper II.
OBC Leader Swatantra Dev Singh Appointed As UP BJP Chief
Swatantra Dev Singh, an OBC leader, was Tuesday appointed the BJP's Uttar Pradesh president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Reebok ropes in Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador

Reebok ropes in Varun Dhawan as brand ambassadorLeading sports brand Reebok has signed Bollywood actor and fitness enthusiast, Varun Dhawan as their new brand ambassador in India

'Swarnim Bus Yatra' reaches Jammu today

'Swarnim Bus Yatra' reaches Jammu todayWith the message of peace, prosperity and golden India, the 'Swarnim Bus Yatra' started from Gujarat on August 13, 2017 and has reached to its 24th state of country, Jammu on July 16, 2019. Lead by Veena Didi, yatra saw the participation of around 1.5 lakh people. They were welcomed by Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya in Kathua. They entered to Kathua with great zeal and zest and were given rousing welcome in traditional way. The Director Social welfare Dr Bharat Bhushan and DSP KD Bhagat were also present to welcome yatris. The main aim of the yatra is to aware the youth and other people of society to adopt morale values, build good character, and abandon the social evils like drug abuse, violence etc. Yatris also took the pledge for giving up bad habits like drug addiction. While speaking to media personnel on the yatra, President of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya (North India), Arun Koshik said, "65% youth are power of country and should work for building the nation, if anyone is out of track will comes in track with blessing of lord Shiva and will work for building the character of youth to build Golden India." The yatra will end on 2020 in Mount Abu.

Punjab will not tolerate any pro-Khalistan sloganeering

Punjab will not tolerate any pro-Khalistan sloganeeringLudhiana (Punjab), July 16 (ANI): Various organisations in Punjab have raised concerns over Pakistan's ill-fated designs to create disturbance in Punjab by giving a push to pro-Khalistan secessionist movement by a handful of people sitting offshore. They have condemned the 'Referendum 2020' by the pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs for Justice and called for strict action against those propagating anti-India movement. During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches in the UK, few Sikhs along with Pakistani fans raised pro-Khalistan slogans which saw a large scale condemnation. Countries like the UK and Canada have routinely provided support to the Khalistanis. These Sikhs are allegedly backed and financed by Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI. The intelligence agency ISI has also been blamed for promoting Khalistan agenda under the guise of Sikh pilgrimage via the Kartarpur corridor.

Tibetans in exile condemn Chinese statements about reincarnation of Dalai Lama

Tibetans in exile condemn Chinese statements about reincarnation of Dalai LamaChina chose to ignore that appointment of the next Dalai Lama involves a certain spiritual process. Earlier, in 2011 the Chinese foreign ministry declared that only the government in Beijing can appoint the next Dalai Lama and no recognition should be given to any other succession candidate. While speaking to ANI on this matter, Speaker of Tibetan Parliament in-exile Pema Jungney said, "China is a communist country and they don't have any faith in religion whereas the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is a matter of our religious faith. Tibet was an independent Nation before the illegal occupation by China and should reincarnation of the Dalai Lama will be decided by the office of the Dalai Lama only". To this Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, former PM in-exile and envoy of the Dalai Lama added, "not by government of China neither the Government of India has anything to do with that and that has been made very clear by his holiness 2011 declaration that's very clear in the public domain so there is no question of India's intervention or China's intervention".

Tripura police arrest 2 Myanmar nationals without proper Indian documents

Tripura police arrest 2 Myanmar nationals without proper Indian documentsPolice have arrested two Myanmar nationals for not having proper Indian documents in Tripura's Agartala. While speaking to ANI on this matter, Police Official said, "They are unable to tell how they came here but have IDs showing their Myanmar nationality." "Both the arrested persons will be produced before the court as they do not have documents to be in India," he added.

India will be US$5 trillion economy by 2025: Piyush Goyal

India will be US$5 trillion economy by 2025: Piyush GoyalUnion Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has voiced his confidence by saying that India will be a US$5 trillion economy by 2025 and the Centre is well poised towards achieving the target. "I am very confident that by 2025 we will be a US$5 trillion economy. We are well poised towards achieving that, focused on different aspects of the economy which will take us there," the Union Minister said on Monday at UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee meeting in London. He added, "We have opened up opportunities for single-brand retail and are easing some detrimental clauses of our policy in next few weeks which will help single brand retail come in a bigger way to our country. We have restrictions on multi-brand retail and have requested companies around the world to respect Indian sensitivities on restrictions of foreign investment and multi-brand retail. Particularly e-commerce companies coming to India would have to ensure that they stay within the letter and spirit of the law when it comes to multi-brand retail and our policies around that," he said. Goyal, is on a three-day visit to the UK to attend the India Day conclave.

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' tax-free in Bihar

Hrithik Roshan's 'Super 30' tax-free in BiharHrithik Roshan starrer 'Super 30', which released on July 12, has been declared tax free by Bihar Government. People living in Bihar will be able to purchase tax-free tickets to the film from today. The film chronicles the life story of Anand Kumar (Hrithik), an Indian mathematician's journey from tutoring rich children in a top coaching centre to opening an institute of his own in order to teach the underprivileged children. Directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Films, the film also stars Mrunal Thakur, Amit Sadh, and Nandish Sandhu in pivotal roles. The film, which opened to mixed reviews, performed remarkably well during its opening weekend and crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark at the domestic box office. As per box office India, of all the films currently playing in theatres, 'Super 30' recorded the best Sunday performance at the box office.

Must ensure zero tolerance: Border Guard Bangladesh on killings of smugglers across Bangladesh-India border

Must ensure zero tolerance: Border Guard Bangladesh on killings of smugglers across Bangladesh-India borderWhile addressing the media, Brigadier Jalal Gani, Commander of the North West Region, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Bangladesh's Rangpur talked about killings of smugglers across Bangladesh-India border. He said that there should be zero tolerance regarding killings. He said, "Regarding the killing (of smugglers across Bangladesh-India border), we request that we should follow the law of the land. Killing is not the solution. As per procedure we must hand over smugglers to concerned country. We hand over Indians through BSF to Police. They do the same but in some cases killing takes place. We must ensure zero tolerance regarding killings."

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