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Box office: ‘The Lion King’ rules with $185 million debut

In yet another win for Disney, the movie landed the best domestic launch for a PG film and set a new record for the month of July. That figure represents the second-best domestic debut of the year behind Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” ($357 million). The Buena Vista company now ... Read More »

Japan: Two severely-disabled candidates win seats in upper house vote

Yasuhiko Funago, a vice president of a company that provides elderly and patient care, has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurological disease in which patients gradually lose control of most of their muscles. Although a lower house lawmaker in the past was diagnosed with ALS after winning a seat, ... Read More »

Horses amaze Paris commuters

The artistic performance, organised by Paris’ Theatre of Centaur, features the story of two “centaurs”, Camille and Manolo, who wander around the Gare de l’Est train station in search of each other. The project, part of a series of summer cultural events organised by the French capital, aims to evoke ... Read More »

U.S.: Residents cool down in sweltering heat wave

Temperatures reached as high as 98 degrees Fahrenheit (36.7°C) by midday in Washington, DC and New York City, though it felt more like 110 degrees F (43.3°C) with the humidity, according to the National Weather Service. The heat wave is due to break on Monday in a burst of thunderstorms and ... Read More »

Sci-tech Innovation Board serves as test field for new systems: Experts

The STAR Market, China’s Nasdaq-style tech board, started trading Monday, with the first batch of 25 tech companies listed. The most eye-catching innovation is the registration-based initial public offering (IPO) system, marking a gradual maturation of China’s securities issuance over the past 20 years. This IPO mechanism is developed from China’s examination and approval ... Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 set for launch today at 2:43 PM

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 seeking to explore the unchartered lunar South Pole by landing a rover will be launched Monday. The Moon mission, which has been rescheduled for Monday after scientists corrected the glitch in the rocket, will be launched at 2.43 p.m. from the second launch-pad at Satish ... Read More »

50 day report card of Modi government 2.0

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday addressed media on completion of 50 days of Modi government 2.0. He said that the government has made significant decisions for every section of society under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure a five trillion dollar economy. the ... Read More »

Countdown for moon mission Chandrayaan-2 begins

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 seeking to explore the unchartered lunar South Pole by landing a rover will be launched Monday. The Moon mission, which has been rescheduled for Monday after scientists corrected the glitch in the rocket, will be launched at 2.43 p.m. from the second launch-pad at Satish ... Read More »

Kumaraswamy government fate likely to be decided on Monday

The fate of H D Kumaraswamy led Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka is likely to be decided on Monday on the floor of the assembly after it defied on July 19 the two deadlines set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove majority. The assembly was adjourned till Monday, after the ... Read More »

Flood situation worsens in Kerala

Four people have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are still missing as rains continued to lash Kerala, with red alert being sounded in Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur districts till July 23. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert in Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur ... Read More »

British PM to hold emergency meeting on seized tanker

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain’s emergencies committee on Monday to discuss the seizure of the Swedish-owned Stena Impero. Earlier on Sunday, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt spoke to his French and German counterparts over Iran’s seizure of UK-flagged oil tanker. Later in a statement, ... Read More »

President, PM congratulate Hima Das

Back home, President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sprinter Hima Das for winning 5 Gold medals in a month in international competitions. Both the President and the Prime Minister expressed hope for a glorious performance in coming years. Hima Das claimed her fifth gold of the month, ... Read More »

Japan’s ruling coalition secures upper house majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament in elections, according to vote counts by public television and other media. Media reports said that Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner Komeito had won 64 seats in the upper house after two hours ... Read More »

Mexico: 4 shot dead, 7 wounded in Acapulco bar near beach

The Guerrero state prosecutor’s office says the shootings took place Sunday morning at a watering hole called Mr Bar, which is located on the city’s broad coastal avenue across the street from high-rise beachside hotels. The victims were all Acapulco residents. Forensic examiners recovered 21 bullet casings from the scene. ... Read More »

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Hong Kong descended into chaos on Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters. Acrid clouds of tear gas wafted through the city’s densely packed commercial district as police battled masked protesters after another huge protest march, with seemingly no end in sight to ... Read More »

Spate of Mob Lynching in Bangladesh

Incidents of mob lynching are reported from Tangail, Natore, Bogura, Naogaon and Cumilla districts over the last few days. A woman was beaten to death by mobs in Dhaka Sunday on the suspicion of being a child lifter. Another man who was severely injured in mob beating succumbed to his injuries ... Read More »

8 Air Routes Made Functional Under UDAN Scheme: Centre

The ministry had launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme on October 21, 2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and make air travel affordable to the masses. “With this, the total UDAN routes (that are) operational as on date (have) increased to 194. These routes include Mysore-Hyderabad, Hyderabad-Mysore, ... Read More »