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Unrest in RMG sector, Workers-Police Clash, Road Blocked in Dhaka

In Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj near Dhaka workers of an RMG factory clashed with police today. Officer In charge of the Sonargaon police station said that the agitating workers hurled brickbats injuring 10 policemen. Workers claimed that more than 20 protestors were injured in the clash when police charged batons ... Read More »

Pankaj Advani clinches record 22nd world billiards title

The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014. In the short format of billiards, this is Pankaj’s fifth title in the last six years. In a repeat of last year’s final against local favourite Nay Thway ... Read More »

Doordarshan completes 60 years of existence

The public broadcaster started its journey on this day in 1959 from Delhi. Today, over 90 percent of Indian population receive DD programmes. Over the years, Doordarshan has grown into a network operating 34 satellite channels, besides providing free-to-air DTH service having 104 in its bookings.  Doordarshan has served people ... Read More »

Sourabh Verma clinches Vietnam Open Super 100 title

Second seed Verma recovered from a mid-game slump to beat Sun 21-12, 17-2, 21-14. The match lasted an hour and 12 minutes. This victory marks Verma’s second Super 100 win in the ongoing calendar year. He had won the Hyderabad Open earlier in August.  Read More »

UN Chief calls for greater action to address Climate Change

The UN Secretary-General has called on world leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation. The UN chief made that call during a visit to The Bahamas, which continues to reel ... Read More »

Singapore air ‘unhealthy’ ahead of Formula One race

The toxic smoke caused by burning to clear land for plantations is an annual problem for Indonesia’s neighbours, but has been worsened this year by particularly dry weather. Singapore’s National Environment Agency warned that the country may continue to experience hazy conditions over the next few days. The F1 race ... Read More »

Vice President, PM greet engineers on Engineers Day

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted engineers on Engineers Day, describing them as those synonymous with diligence and determination. “Engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination. Human progress would be incomplete without their innovative zeal,” the prime minister said in a tweet. Greeting ... Read More »

Doordarshan celebrates 60 years of bringing television to India

From a few hours of programming, Doordarshan in its 60 year old journey has grown into a vast family with a huge bouquet of channels catering to various topics. Television history in India is synonymous with Doordarshan’s glorious history. Even today, the very mention of Doordarshan rekindles some fond memories ... Read More »

Great Ganga Run 2019 flagged off in New Delhi

To connect people with water and spread awareness, Ministry of Jal Shakti organised  ‘the great ganga run’ in New Delhi. Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju along with Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat flagged of the run. A large number of people from all ... Read More »

All Ethiopian Airlines crash victims identified: Interpol

“The Interpol Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane in March has completed its task, assisting with the successful identification of all victims of the deadly disaster,” Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday citing the France-based agency as saying in a statement. The Ethiopian ... Read More »

India begin home season with a 3-match T20 series vs South Africa

Sparkling with confidence, the Men in Blue aced their lengthy Carribean assignment and will be looking to kick off the home season on a positive note. With preparations underway for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, India need to focus on discovering the winning formula alongside effectively grooming ... Read More »

Solid gold toilet stolen from English stately home

The burglary caused “significant damage and flooding” because the toilet was plumbed into the building. The fully-functioning piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, dubbed “America”, was once displayed at New York’s Guggenheim museum and offered on loan to US President Donald Trump. It was part of an exhibition by Italian ... Read More »

J&K Governor: PM asked to bring prosperity in Kashmir

He said when he assumed charge as governor of the valley, Prime Minister Narendra asked him to make Jammu and Kashmir prosperous.  Malik inaugurated a State Cancer Institute in Kathua. While addressing the gathering, said that people living in miserable conditions in Pakistan occupied Kashmir would also want to come ... Read More »