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Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles record

Dalilah Muhammad on Sunday, set the world record in the 400 metres hurdles when she ran a blistering 52.20 seconds in the rain at the United States national championships. Muhammad’s time smashed the previous mark of 52.34 seconds set by Russian Yuliya Pechonkina in 2003. McLaughlin finished second in 52.88, ... Read More »

PM Modi releases report on tiger estimation

On International Tiger Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the results of 4th cycle of the All India Tiger Estimation. He also presented an award to Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve, for showing the highest increment in the four year Management Effective Evaluation. The All India Tiger Estimation Report 2018, says India, ... Read More »

Azam Khan apologises for sexist remark in Lok Sabha

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Monday apologised before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for his “sexist” remarks against BJP member Rama Devi during the session of the House on July 25. Rama Devi however did not accept his apology. She said that Azam Khan’s remark has hurt both women ... Read More »

US government details restrictions on fetal tissue research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Friday that scientists applying for government grants are required to explain in detail why they need to use fetal tissue and how it will be obtained. Also, young investigators supported by training awards will be barred from using fetal tissue, according to a ... Read More »

US ‘pressure’ tactic on WTO will fail: China state media

The reaction followed a memo issued on Friday by President Donald Trump to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. It said the WTO, which operates a global system of trade rules and settles disputes, uses “an outdated dichotomy between developed and developing countries that has allowed some WTO members to gain ... Read More »

Sensex, Nifty cautious amid foreign fund outflows

The 30-share index was trading 33.48 points or 0.09 per cent higher at 37,916.27 in the Monday morning trade; while the broader Nifty was slightly lower at 11,279.35, showing a marginal fall of 4.95 points or 0.04 per cent. In the previous session, the 30-share index closed at 37,882.79, registering a ... Read More »

Amit Khare: Doordarshan to be used for promotion of Jharkhand tourism

The Central Government has hastened the process to make Jharkhand a national tourist place. In this regard, Ministry of Information & broadcasting, Secretary, Amit Khare met officials in Chatra, Jharkhand and also reviewed the plans. Religious tourist destinations of Chatra will be connected to Sanatan, Jain and Buddhist circuits to ... Read More »

US, China revive trade talks with low hopes for progress

Rhetoric on both sides has hardened despite the agreement in June by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to revive efforts at ending the costly fight over China’s technology ambitions and trade surplus. After the last talks in May, antagonisms worsened when the Trump administration imposed curbs on U.S. technology ... Read More »

Wrestling: Vinesh and Shaksi qualifies trials

Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik were expectedly not troubled but World Championship bronze medallist Pooja Dhanda was sensationally knocked out by Sarita Mor in the World Championship trials, here on Sunday. With only three wrestlers competing in the 53kg, Vinesh had to wrestle with just one rival and she emerged ... Read More »

Talks held in Vienna to salvage Iran nuclear deal

Iran said that meeting between Tehran and its partners yielded positive developments but had not “resolved everything.” Speaking afterwards, Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said that Tehran would continue to reduce their obligations if the remaining parties to the deal do not help alleviate Iran’s economic isolation. At the ... Read More »

7th Economic Census begins today from Tripura

The data will be collected through door to door survey of each household and commercial establishment under the provisions of Collection of Statistics Act 2008. The fieldwork is expected to be completed by December and the results at the national level is expected to be available by March 2020. The ... Read More »

India strongly condemn terrorist attack in Kabul

India has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul in which a number of innocent Afghans were killed. It expressed its deepest condolences with the families of the deceased. A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi said, the dastardly attack was also aimed at undermining ... Read More »

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram attack up to 65: Official

Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri. “It is 65 people dead and 10 injured,” local government chairman Muhammed Bulama said. Bulama said more than 20 people died in the initial attack on a funeral gathering. Dozens ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind reaches Benin

President Ram Nath Kovind reached Benin on Sunday on the first leg of his three nations’ tour to the West African region. The seven-day visit is the first high-level tour of any Head of State from India to the three West African countries- Benin, The Gambia and Guinea. President reached ... Read More »

Protests over Hong Kong’s extradition bill continues

From an airport sit-in to violent clashes in a suburban area to aimless marches through busy shopping districts, protests in Hong Kong does not seem to die down. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken over streets near Sai Wan and Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island. Hong Kong has ... Read More »

India continue to impress at President’s Cup

Six-time world champion Mary Kom claimed the gold medal without breaking a sweat in the 23rd President’s Cup, asserting her supremacy in a lop-sided 51kg bout final at Indonesia. The Olympic bronze medallist pugilist decimated Australian April Franks 5-0. The 36-year-old Indian had also won a gold medal at the ... Read More »

Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Avishka hit a quick-fire half-century

Sri Lanka chased down 239 for victory in the second ODI of the three-match series against Bangladesh at Colombo. Bangladesh put up 238/8 in 50 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka got off to the most perfect start possible, with 21-year-old Avishka Fernando taking the visiting side’s bowlers to the cleaners. ... Read More »

Azam Khan to appear before LS Speaker

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan will appear before Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday and tender an unconditional apology in the House for his “sexist” remarks against BJP member Rama Devi. In a meeting of floor leaders of all parties chaired by the Lok Sabha Speaker, it was decided ... Read More »

BS Yediyurappa to hold floor test today

BJP Government in Karnataka will seek vote of confidence on the floor of the Legislative Assembly on Monday. Ahead of floor test BJP legislature party met yesterday. Following the meeting, Party spokesperson Ravi Kumar expressed confidence of winning trust vote on the floor of the house. Meanwhile, Speaker K R ... Read More »