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Apex research body - the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended a "complete ban" on ENDS, saying their use can initiate nicotine addiction among non-smokers also.
They sought directions declaring presidential orders of August 5 as "unconstitutional, void and inoperative".
Contrary to his party's stand, Sinha had also welcomed the passage of Triple Talaq Bill by both houses of the Parliament and had termed it a milestone.
Given the extent to which medical science has evolved, there is no unanswered mystery behind how babies are born. Even an internet-savvy teenager will decipher the birds and bees without batting an eyelid.
, Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh had warned of strict action against anyone circulating fake messages or videos on social media.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that if New Delhi and Islamabad ever hold any talks in future, it will be only about ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir.’ "Our neighbour is knocking doors of the international community and saying India has made a mistake. If talks are held with Pakistan, it will now be on PoK," the defence minister said.
In the long hours of the night, as others try to get some sleep, CRPF jawans can be heard stomping through the silent streets, armed with lathis and alert to any signs of trouble that might break out in Kashmir's main city. The night brings with it more challenges for some jawans whose workday doesn't end, but continues in ever watchfulness till the early hours of the morning, officials said.
The fact that the informal UNSC meeting on J&K had no minutes, no votes or show of hands, no resolution, no statements, and no outcome, showed China-Pakistan were isolated and was cause for satisfaction for India. Diplomats pointed out that barring China, not one among the 14 other UNSC members came out to speak on the matter.
Heavy rainfall and landslides have caused extensive damage and has blocked a large number of roads in the state. At least eight persons have lost their lives as Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts. Stay tuned to TOI for latest updates.
A descendant of the Mughal dynasty living in Hyderabad has reiterated his offer to present the first brick to build Ram temple at Ayodhya if he is given the Babri masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land. “It will be a golden brick. Not only will I present a golden brick, but I will also hand over the entire land for construction of the temple,” he said.
Known for his staunch criticism of Narendra Modi, Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha played a different tune on Sunday and termed the Prime Minister's Independence Day address as "extremely courageous" and "thought-provoking". Sinha, who crossed over to the Congress after BJP refused him a ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib, profusely praised Modi for the announcement creating the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
Telangana's Class X biology textbook tells students that childbirth is still an unsolved mystery. Page 126 of the textbook talks briefly about how babies are delivered with the head coming out first in most cases. It then says, “We still do not know much about the mechanism of childbirth and how it is triggered."
Pakistan rejects India's request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains India Today
Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were ...
Kashmir's communications partially restored, says India BBC News
Landline telephone services are being restored to parts of Indian-administered Kashmir, India says. Seventeen out of 100 phone exchanges in the Kashmir ...
Kashmir: India's Modi hails 'path-breaking' changes amid lockdown Aljazeera.com
On India's independence day, Narendra Modi defends decision to strip disputed region of autonomy as lockdown continues.
BBC is increasing its shortwave radio shows to get past the news lockdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir CNN
As a communications blackout continues in Kashmir, the BBC is using one of the only ways to reach listeners in the Indian-controlled state: shortwave radio.
Indian soldier killed in Pak ceasefire violation in Nowshera Times of India
India News: JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The Pakistan army violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control at 6.
Indian activists release report after visiting 'desolate' Kashmir Al Jazeera English
Group of Indian activists calls for withdrawal of government's move to revoke special status of disputed region.
Breaking news live updates: Stop terror to start talks, India tells Pakistan after UNSC meet Times of India
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India and Bhutan signed 10 Memorandum of Understandings in the field of space research, aviation, IT, power and education.
The petition alleged the chief minister misused his power and promoted Axis Bank, causing losses to nationalised banks.
In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in several districts following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rainfall in its catchment area.
The lawyer-turned-politician started getting increasingly cornered within the BJP after he was denied a ticket to contest the last Lok Sabha elections.
Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing with small arms and mortar shells after which the Indian Army retaliated effectively.
After their examination, it was confirmed that an infection caused the ailment but the doctors could not ascertain the reason for their infections.
SIT, probing the Kalburgi murder case, filed the charge sheet in the district court of Hubballi-Dharwad on Saturday.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been slammed online for inadequate security arrangements outside the Indian High Commission where Indians and people of Indian origin, gathered to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day of India, were abused and pelted with eggs and water bottles by Pakistan-sponsored protesters.
A Chinese girl's anger turned fatal to her boyfriend as he fat-shamed her for eating an ice-cream. The girl allegedly stabbed him to death with a pair of scissors. The couple in their twenties had been dating for just a month.
Sister Lucy, a nun expelled by her congregation in Kerala on disciplinary grounds for over the alleged rape of another nun, appealed against the decision before the Catholic Church in Rome. She claims that she is being targeted for participating in protests against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Two persons, who were in another car, were also injured in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Kazi Mohammed Mainul Alam (36) of Jhenaidah district and Farhana Islam Tania (30) of Dhaka.
Justice Vaidyanathan observed, Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other, and in the present era, there are several accusations against them for indulging in compulsory conversion of people of other religions to Christianity."
While the situation in Kerala and Karnataka have improved to an extent, torrential rains and flood-like situation wreaked havoc in several other parts of India and threw the normal life out of gear. Many rivers and dams are overfl
Senior IPS officer and advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, K Vijay Kumar, told Zee News that after government announced abrogation of Article 370, they formulated an effective strategy to tackle the situation in the region.
A cloudburst hit Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand on Sunday, flattening homes in several villages and leaving many residents trapped.
The journalist, Ashish Janwani, died during treatment while his brother was killed on the spot after being shot at.
Mocking Pakistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We removed Article 370 and the neighbour is getting weak. They are running across the world and even threatening us intermittently.”
The 66-year-old former finance minister has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at AIIMS since August 9 after he complained of breathlessness.
The victim, identified as 25-year-old Manish Kumar Singh, who is NSUI district president of Bhojpur along with his friends Appu Singh and Om Singh were going to Nawada police station when the armed assailants started firing.
"Democracy and education, both aim to set us free, neither can be complete without the other and both help us reach our fullest potential and to be the best we can," PM Modi told the gathered audience in Bhutan
The 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' will pass through all the 90 Assembly segments in the state in 22 days, drumming up support for the BJP.
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?Real Madrid began their new La Liga campaign with an impressive 3-1 win away to Celta Vigo. Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez helped the team earn the winning points.
Dilbagh Singh acknowledged that there have been minor incidents in past 13 days 'but they were controlled locally by police officials'.
The AIIMS administration has initiated an internal inquiry to look into the cause of the fire and further strengthen preventive measure.
Dainik Jagran journalist, Ashish, and his brother Ashutosh, were shot dead by Mahipal inside their house. Mahipal owns a dairy in the city Kotwali area and his people were dumping cow dung near the victims' house.
The first Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term was all about consolidating the gains India has made under his leadership.
The girl, who is mentally challenged, went missing from her home on Holi and police traced her village using Google Maps.
The Union Minister, whose portfolios include road transport and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, was addressing a convention of Laghu Udyog Bharti, an RSS-linked outfit working in the MSME sector.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa ordered a probe into the tragic incident and announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.
Spot gold has crossed the psychological level of $1,500 an ounce in the international market, its highest level since May 2013. Whereas, domestic futu
Phone services are slowly being reinstated, but internet and mobile phone services remain suspended.
Pehlu Khan's family says a lower court's decision to set free all the suspects has left them shattered.
Many Indians see Kashmir as a fundamental part of their country's identity and back the government's move.
Incessant rain have flooded rivers and triggered landslides that have damaged bridges and roads across serval places in Himachal Pradesh.
Ilmi stated said that when the protest became very aggressive, “he South Korean authorities came over and took them away.
According to the police , the missing girl had taken an e-rickshaw near the Kirti Nagar furniture market in Holi on March 21.
Shoaib Akhtar criticized Jofra Archer for not checking up on Steve Smith, who was floored by one of his bouncers during the fourth day’s play of the second Ashes Test match between England and Australia
On Friday, Rajnath Singh had hinted that India might change its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
Shatrughan Sinha was the second Congressman to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech.
Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment the Modi government created in the Valley before and after it acted
In his letter, Congressman asked Pompeo "to let me know as soon as possible what actions our government intends to take and please advise if l may be of any assistance."
The Indian government abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Two decades down the line, the prospect of a Kamala Devi Harris vs Nikki Randhawa Haley race for the White House isn’t all that far fetched.
Patel had been a prominent member of the "Back Boris" campaign for the Conservative Party leadership and was widely tipped for the plum post in his frontline team.
Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, heads the supervisory board at GIKIL, which has been among Bosnia's biggest exporters.
"As per the information given by Missions and Posts in the Gulf countries, as on 30.6.2019, Kuwait tops the list with the highest number of complaints (2377)."
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.
The two countries inked 10 MoUs in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in their ties.
Security presence in the State has been stepped up and stringent restrictions put in place since August 5.
Over 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from here were allegedly intimidated and chased away by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen a
Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond,
“Whenever the situation flared up in Kashmir, Congress tried to calm tempers by announcing special packages. It made stone-pelters happy and gave protection to separatists,” the BJP MP from Ladakh said.
Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.
Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.
After putting the region on lockdown for two weeks, the government said schools would reopen on Monday and phone service would be gradually restored.
The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout.
Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”
When the British tried to take control of the northern Indian town of Jhansi, Queen Laxmibai trained and led her own army, and was killed in battle.
The Central Public Works Department, the prime construction agency of the central government will install big LED screens for the live telecast of ''Ganga Aarti'' at all ghats and the Kashi Vishwanath...
When the staff at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi was busy evacuating patients on Saturday after a major fire broke out at the hospital, a few doctors at the institute rushed a...
A day after a fire broke out on its premises, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was fully functional on Sunday and all patients, who were shifted out as a precautionary measure, were...
Gurugram-based Okinawa Autotech has turned out to be one of the first manufacturers to introduce offers across its product line-up for the upcoming festive season. The offers on the company's range of...
Days after an AK-47 rifle and a hand grenade was found from his home in a village near Patna, independent MLA Anant Kumar Singh has fled, the police said today.
BJP MP Hans Raj Hans on Saturday said Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) should be renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "MNU".
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth, compassion and simplicity of its people." "It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our peoples and nations," PM added.
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is home to world's largest healthcare scheme, 'Ayushman Bharat,' which offers health assurance to 500 million Indians. India has among the cheapest data connectivity in the world, which is directly and indirectly empowering millions."
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It is a matter of great happiness that young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers and innovators." "Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles," PM added.
In one of the biggest seizures ever, police busted a drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal district on August 17. The drug manufacturing unit was located in Moijing Awang Leikai area of Thoubal. Police have seized 184.644 Kg of suspected heroin and brown sugar worth more than Rs 160 crore. One person was also arrested in this connection. More than 184 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 160 crore was seized from the spot. Heroin is an opioid whose sale and production is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, in India. Further investigation is underway in the case.
BJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who confronted Pakistan supporters raising anti-Modi and anti-India slogans in South Korea, said that it is imperative to peacefully register protest if insulted as an Indian. While speaking to ANI, she said, "I and two others were in Seoul for United Peace Federation conference as a delegation of Global Citizen Forum. After the conference, we went to Indian Embassy to meet our envoy. On our way to the hotel, we saw an aggressive protest by an unruly crowd carrying Pakistani flags and calling all kind of names to India and our PM. They kept saying Modi terrorist, India terrorist. We just felt it's our duty to tell them to not abuse our country or our PM." "It's important for all of us to register our protests wherever we are. It's important to peacefully register your anger at being insulted as a countryman as Indian," she added.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania on August 17. He is on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 17th to 21st August. Aim of the visit is to strengthen bilateral ties with the three Baltic nations. Naidu is the first high-level dignitary from India to visit the three countries.
While speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Delhi's Fire Service Director, Vipin Kental on fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi said, "Fire is completely under control. Cooling operation is underway, they'll continue for some more time, the staff will be here to monitor that. No casualty has been reported." Earlier in the day, Massive fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) of AIIMS. The affected area is near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. Patients are being shifted from AB ward (Orthopaedic Unit).
Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday assured Rameshwar Gurjar, an aspiring sprinter from Shivpuri district who rose to fame after being seen in a viral video finishing a 100 meters lapse in 11 seconds, to "provide him all the facilities" for further training. "The government will provide him all the facilities to train further. If someone has the potential to perform the sports ministry will always support them," said Jitu Patwari, Sports Minister in Chief Minister Kamal Nath government. Rameshwar told ANI that he is preparing for 4-5 years, and wishes to win a medal for India. He added that he won't break government's trust and will prove his potential.
'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.'
'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'
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.