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Temperature slips in north India, dust storm in UP claims 17 lives

Rajasthan, however, continued to reel under heatwave with Bikaner recording a high of 47.4 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. In Uttar Pradesh, the dust storm and thunderstorm were accompanied by light to moderate rains at isolated places on Friday evening with 11 people being also injured, a government spokesperson ... Read More »

UN Chief thanks India for strong, sustained support to peacekeeping

He also referred to the 125-strong women peacekeepers of the Indian Formed Police Unit deployed with the UN mission in Liberia, the first ever such contingent, calling them “an inspiration to all”. “I thank the Government of India for their strong and sustained support to UN peacekeeping…You have indeed given ... Read More »

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater calms

But vulcanologists monitoring and measuring Kilauea’s every move during the past four weeks hastened to add the latest change in the volcano’s behavior, while undoubtedly significant, leaves them uncertain about what will follow. The summit crater, called the ‘Halema’uma’u Crater, which began ejecting ash and volcanic rock in periodic, daily ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj leaves for South Africa on a 5-day visit

Swaraj will also attend a series of events marking the 125th anniversary of the historic incident where a young Mahatma Gandhi was pushed out of a train compartment in Pietermaritzburg railway station, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. The 1893 incident proved to be a turning point in Gandhi’s ... Read More »

Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting

The actor, however, claimed that he had not placed bets on any match of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League that ended on May 27, according to a police official. He appeared before Thane Anti-Extortion Cell to give his statement in alleged IPL betting racket on Saturday. The ... Read More »

Prime Minister Modi returns to India after successful three-nation visit

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the prime minister’s visit added momentum to India’s Act East Policy. “After a significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, PM @narendramodi emplanes for India,” Kumar tweeted. During his three-day visit to Singapore, PM Modi held wide-ranging talks with his ... Read More »

PM Modi visits Singapore’s Changi Naval Base

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Defence Md. Maliki Osman. “India and Singapore are cooperating not only on land but also in the seas! At the Changi Naval Base I got an opportunity to witness the deep-rooted naval cooperation between our two nations,” PM ... Read More »

With one eye on India Test, Afghans face Bangladesh in three T20s

While the dates of the Afghanistan’s inaugural Test against India were announced back in January, the series against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun was only confirmed last month. The scheduling has left Afghanistan with no choice other than to have joint preparations for the Test ... Read More »

Saha ruled out of Afghan Test, Karthik to replace him

The BCCI has named Dinesh Karthik as Saha’s replacement for Afghanistan’s debut Test match to be held in Bengaluru starting June 14. “Mr Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Paytm Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018,” BCCI acting secretary ... Read More »

Get, set, cycle! It’s World Bicycle Day tomorrow

A bicycle serves as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, healthcare and sport. The UN says the synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the ... Read More »

Get, set, cycle! It’s World Bicycle Day today

A bicycle serves as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, healthcare and sport. The UN says the synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the ... Read More »