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President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with Indian Diaspora in Benin

Addressing the India Diaspora, president said that we remain ever indebted to the African people for their contribution in shaping Mahatma Gandhi’s political thought and action against injustice. He also said that India Diaspora is true cultural ambassador of India. President also said that India has emerged as a key ... Read More »

Lok Sabha passes Consumer Protection Bill, 2019

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on July 8. Ram Vilas Paswan said the Consumer Protection Act came into effect in 1986 and since then the law has not been revisited.  He said the central government will set up ... Read More »

Discussion underway on triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha

Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad moved the bill for consideration and passage. The Bill is aimed at protecting the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing instant triple talaq by their husbands. The Bill proposes to make the triple talaq as a cognizable offence. ... Read More »

Spot demand lifts aluminium futures by 0.25 pc

On the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), aluminium contracts for July delivery rose by 35 paise, or 0.25 per cent, to Rs 138.85 per kg in a business turnover of 486 lots. Similarly, the metal contracts for August delivery traded up by 5 paise, or 0.04 per cent, to Rs 141.60 ... Read More »

Peru: At least 19 dead in bus crash

The crash happened in Canta province of Peru when travelers were returning to the capital following a national holiday. The accident left 11 women and 8 men, while no foreigners were among the victims. Canta is a popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists but due to its narrow ... Read More »

Sawan Maha Shivratri 2019

Maha Shivaratri of the Sawan month is being celebrated on Tuesday with religious fervour. The auspicious day is also known as Masa Shivaratri. On this day, devotees perform the Maha Rudra-Abhishek puja to receive blessings of peace, prosperity and happiness from Lord Shiva. It is believed that Shivratri marks the ... Read More »

Finally Odisha too gets GI tag for ‘Rasagola’

When West Bengal received the GI tag for its variety of Rasgulla in November 2017, the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd under the MSME department had filed the GI application for Odisha rasagola. In its submission before the GI registrar, the Odisha Small Industries Corporation Ltd had described “Odisha Rasagola ... Read More »

10 Heritage sites to be open for public from sunrise till 9 PM

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel has said that the extended timings will apply to, the Humayun’s Tomb and Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi, Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar, Dulhadev Temple in Khajuraho, Shekh Chilli Tomb in Kurukshetra, Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka, Gol Gumbaj in Karnataka, Group of ... Read More »

Sindhu pulls out of Thailand Open 2019

Ace Shuttler PV Sindhu has withdrawn her name from the Thailand open, citing preparations for the World Championship. Apart from Sindhu, Japan’s star player Nozomi Okuhara, Akane Yamaguchi and Tai Xu Ying also withdrew their name from the Thailand Open. The other Indian in fray, Saina Nehwal, has been seeded ... Read More »

At least 57 dead in Brazil prison riot: Official

At least 57 inmates were killed in a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Fighting broke ... Read More »

Government to notify constitution of National Traders’ Welfare Board

The commerce and industry ministry will soon notify the constitution of a National Traders’ Welfare Board that will identify ways to improve access to funds for this unorganised sector and suggest measures to simplify acts and rules applicable to traders. The board will also make recommendations to reduce the compliance ... Read More »

Café Coffee Day founder V G Sidharth goes missing

Siddhartha, the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna, was headed for Sakaleshpur but on the way he had asked his driver to go towards Mangaluru, according to the police. On reaching a bridge over the Netravati river in the Kotepura area in Dakshina Kannada district, he got ... Read More »

Trump signs 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund extension

President Donald Trump signs legislation that will permanently extend compensation to victims and first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In addition to, it will also provide pensions to those suffering from cancer and other illnesses due to toxic release in the aftermath of the attacks. During an event, the ... Read More »

Pakistan: Military plane crashes in Rawalpindi, at least 12 killed

A small Pakistani military plane crashed into a residential area near the garrison city of Rawalpindi before Tuesday dawn, killing at least 12 people, including two pilots. In a statement, the military said five soldiers were among those killed in the plane crash. Officials said about 20 people were injured ... Read More »

At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot: Official

At least 52 inmates were killed in a prison riot in northern Brazil on Monday as rival gang factions fought each other. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country’s severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months. Fighting ... Read More »

Cricket: Team India depart for month-long Series

Virat Kohli along with members of Team India departed for the month-long tour to the USA and West Indies from Mumbai on Monday. The Indian captain tweeted a group photograph which was captioned “Miami Bound.” From Miami, the men in blue will travel to Florida, where the first two T20Is ... Read More »

President addresses national assembly of Benin

President Ramnath Kovind on Tuesday addressed the national assembly of Benin. The president, who is a three West African Nations visit, said that following the success of Pan-African E-network initiative, India now looks forward to the implementation of the E-Vidya Bharati and E-Arogya Bharati initiative with Benin. He further said that ... Read More »

Rajya Sabha to vote on Triple Talaq bill today

Rajya sabha will vote on the Triple Talaq bill on Tuesday. The bill, which criminalises instant divorce by Muslim men and seeks jail term for the guilty, has already been passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote. The bill was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could ... Read More »

U.P.: Rape accused Unnao MLA charged with murder

The Uttar Pradesh police on Monday filed a murder case against Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others after the Unnao rape survivor’s family filed a complaint, alleging “conspiracy” behind the Sunday’s car crash in which the rape survivor was severely injured. Besides the MLA, his brother and 8 ... Read More »