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Imran Khan hails ICJ ruling on not releasing Jadhav
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday appreciated the ICJ's decision "not to acquit, release and return" Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. But notably, Khan did not term the court ruling a victory for Pakistan, something that the media and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi have claimed.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Saravana Bhavan owner dies in Chennai hosptial
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of South Indian restaurant P. Rajagopal, who surrendered last week to serve a life term for a murder committed decades back, died here on Thursday morning in a private hospital, police said.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Netflix to launch cheaper mobile-only plan in India
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) American video streaming giant Netflix has reportedly confirmed it would unveil a mobile-only subscription plan for India during the third quarter of 2019 and that it would be priced lower than its existing plans.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham flight to restore from Aug 15
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Union Minister Som Parkash on Thursday hailed the restoration of tri-weekly Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham Air India flight after Pakistan opened its airspace for civilian planes.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Chandrayaan-2 launch rescheduled for July 22
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Thursday announced that the launch date for its ambitious second Moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 has been rescheduled for July 22, seven days after the ambitious launch by ISRO had to be aborted an hour before the lift off.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Punjab CM pays tributes to Nelson Mandela
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday paid tributes to South Africa's first black President and freedom advocate Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
We fit: Sushmita posts 'family selfie' with beau Roman Shawl
Yerevan, July 18 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen, who is currently vacationing in Armenia, has shared a "family selfie" along with her daughters Renee and Alisah and beau Roman Shawl.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Armenia,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Karnataka CM moves confidence motion in Assembly
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday moved the confidence motion in the state legislative Assembly to prove that his Congress-JD-S coalition government has majority in the House.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
HC notice to AgustaWestland middleman over bail
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to AgustaWestland deal accused middlemen Sushen Mohan Gupta in connection with a money laundering case against him.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Instagram expands test to hide 'Like' counts
San Francisco, July 18 (IANS) Facebook owned photo-messaging app Instagram is giving more users the option to publicly hide the 'Like' count on their posts as it is expanding the feature to six more countries.
2019-07-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Defence forces owe Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in J&K
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Union government owes an outstanding due of Rs 24.5 crore as rent to various land owners in Jammu and Kashmir, the Defence Ministry has informed the Parliament.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
ALERT: Karnataka CM move Assembly for floor test
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2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
16 rebel MLAs who triggered Karnataka political crisis
Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) In all, 16 rebel legislators, including 13 of the ruling Congress and three of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) resigned from the Assembly, triggering a political crisis in Karnataka and leading to trial of strength in the state Assembly on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India asks Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav forthwith
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence, India has asked Pakistan to release the former Navy officer without any delay.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Train derails in Maharashtra, no casualty
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) A major accident was averted on Thursday after a coach of the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express derailed in Maharashtra's Igatpuri.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IB alerts on Bihar jailbreak, security tightened
Patna, July 18 (IANS) Security has been tightened in and around the Beur Jail here that houses Patna terror blast accused and several Maoists among other inmates, after the Intelligence Bureau warned the Bihar Police that there might be plans of a jailbreak or even a bomb blast, police said on Thursday.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Telangana doubles social security pension
Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to hike monthly pension for various categories of beneficiaries from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2016.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mindtree net plunges 41% yearly, 53% quarterly
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Leading IT consulting firm Mindtree on Wednesday reported Rs 93 crore net profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2019-20 against Rs 158 crore in the same period a year ago, which is a 41 per cent annual decline.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
HC quashes notice by Bidhananagar commissioner
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday quashed a notice issued by the commissioner of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation for convening a meeting to remove mayor and Trinamool Congress dissident Sabyasachi Dutta, calling it bad in law.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Two control rooms, police pickets to tackle ragging, harassment in DU
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Two joint control rooms, one each in North and South Campus, from July 20 to July 27 will now make sure that the anti-ragging and anti-harassment measures in Delhi University are implemented strictly.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Ray's Charulata alleges she has been duped by pro-BJP film body
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Bengali actress Madhabi Mukherjee, best known for her portrayal of the title role in auteur Satyajit Ray's classic film 'Charulata', on Wednesday denied any links with BJP, alleging she was misled to support an organisation whose affiliation to the saffron outfit was not disclosed to her.
2019-07-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IL&FS fallout? After ICRA, Care rating CEO sent on leave
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Care Ratings on Wednesday said the company's board of directors has decided to send Rajesh Mokashi, Managing Director & CEO of CARE, on leave, with immediate effect, until further notice.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Bill seeks to rein in cow vigilantes in MP
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) The Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday presented a bill in the Vidhan Sabha to rein in unruly cow vigilantes by amending the state cow protection law passed during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Iraqi national robbed of $30,000 in Noida
Noida, July 17 (IANS) Hours after a 38-year-old Iraqi man landed in Delhi, he was robbed of $30,000 in Noida on Wednesday evening, police said.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-MP CM Gaur flown to Gurugram in serious condition
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur was flown to Gurugram on Wednesday for medical treatment in a serious condition.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Alpesh Thakor, his aide to join BJP on Thursday
Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Maverick OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who quit as a Congress legislator after casting his vote in favour of BJP candidates in the July 5 Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, is set to embrace the ruling BJP on Thursday, along with another rebel MLA from his community Dhavalsinh Jhala.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Care Ratings CEO Rajesh Mokashi sent on leave
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Care Ratings on Wednesday said that its board of directors had decided to send on leave, Rajesh Mokashi, Managing Director & CEO, with immediate effect.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
BJP expels Champion for 6 years over pistol dance (2nd Lead)
Dehradun, July 17 (IANS) Uttarakhand Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion was expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years on Wednesday, after a video of him dancing with two pistols and a carbine went viral on the social media.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ICJ verdict brings a rare moment of hope for Jadhav: Rahul
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to put on hold the execution of retired naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav in an alleged espionage case saying this verdict brings a rare moment of relief, joy and renewed hope that he will one day return home.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Law minister stresses judicial service to recruit judges
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, here on Wednesday, the time had come for an all-India judicial service to recruit judges for the subordinate courts on the basis of merit and preferably from the backward classes, enabling them the due access in the judiciary.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
4-year-old Aussie boy claims to be reincarnation of Princess Diana
London, July 17 (IANS) A four-year-old Australian boy has bizarrely claimed to be the
2019-07-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
CBI raids Ateeq Ahmed's properties in UP
Prayagraj, July 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday carried out raids at six locations in UP, including residence and office of mafia don Ateeq Ahmad, presently lodged in Ahmedabad Jail.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jadhav case: Vienna Convention not applicable to spies, says dissenting Pakistani judge
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Tassaduq Hussain Jillani was the lone dissenting voice in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict that ruled 15-1 in favour of India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ICJ orders stay on Jadhav's execution, Pakistan says will proceed as per its laws (Roundup)
The Hague, July 17 (IANS) In a huge victory for India and reprieve for Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan not to execute him and directed "effective review and reconsideration" of his conviction and the sentence awarded to him by a military court.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SC to hear plea on Ayodhya mediation on Thursday
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday an application stating there has been no progress in the mediation process in the Ayodhya dispute.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Supreme Court to get new administrative building
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Wednesday get a new administrative block to cope with the space constraints of the top court.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
House condemns Trump for racist comments
New York, July 17 (IANS) In an action unprecedented in modern times, the House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning US President Donald Trump and denounced his "racist comments" against four leftist, non-white women Representatives after a chaotic debate.
2019-07-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Zomato says save water to make tea, Twitter in splits
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Home-grown restaurant search and delivery platform Zomato on Wednesday took to Twitter to "take up" the cause of urging users to save water in order to keep preparing morning cups of tea.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
3 Turkish diplomats shot dead in Iraq
Baghdad, July 17 (IANS) At least three Turkish diplomats were shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Wednesday in the Iraqi city of Erbil, media reports said.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Iraq,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Pak govt to recover money spent on 'luxuries' of former top leaders
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) The federal government in Pakistan has decided to recover a huge amount spent from the state treasury on the "royal expenses" of its former rulers in the last one decade.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Pakistan,International
One held guilty in 2008 Scarlett murder case
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Samson D'Souza, a beach shack worker, accused in the case of sexual assault and subsequent death of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008, was held guilty of all charges including her homicide by the Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Scindia leaves palace, interacts with party workers at Congress office
Gwalior, July 17 (IANS) Signalling a change in attitude, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia for the first time interacted with party workers at the Congress office here on Wednesday, and not in his palace.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Musk gets excited about Area 51 raid on Twitter
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) Tech moghul and space enthusiast Elon Musk joined the six lakh people who have already signed-up on Facebook to raid the restricted Area 51 region on September 20.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Musk unveils brain-on-a-chip, seeks human trials in 2020
San Francisco, July 17 (IANS) To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has unveiled tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
CCEA okays Rs 1,320 cr Sahjanwa-Dohrighat rail link
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) To improve rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh, the central government here on Wednesday approved construction of 81-km rail track between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat at a cost of around Rs 1,320 crore.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Palaniswami for special House session on NEET issue
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said, here on Wednesday, a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Let's clean Goa's rivers like PM cleaned Ganga: CM
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa's rivers must be cleaned with the same earnestess with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleaned the Ganga, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka diverting more Mhadei water than allotted, will move SC: Goa CM
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Accusing Karnataka of drawing more water than it was allotted by the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal in its award in 2018, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday told the state legislative assembly that his government would soon file a special leave petition before the Supreme Court in this regard.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, wants 'dinner date' with hubby
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The #SareeTwitter trend that has been viral for the past couple of days got a huge boost on Wednesday after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a throwback picture from her wedding day.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
BJP expels Champion for 6 years over pistol dance video
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expelled Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years, days after he was seen dancing with two pistols and a carbine in a video, which went viral on the social media.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics