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Portals of Holy Kedarnath shrine thrown open for devotees

The occasion has seen the presence of Uttarakhand governor Krishna Kant Paul along with thousands of devotees from across the country and world at the Kedarnath Dham. Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat extended a warm welcome to devotees visiting the famous shrine in Garhwal Himalayas. He said this ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Buddha Jayanti celebrations today

A conglomerate of Buddhist institutions will come together to showcase the various facets of Buddhist traditions. “The PM and other dignitaries will pay their respects to the sacred relics specially brought for the occasion from the National Museum to the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. He will also offer Sangha Dana ... Read More »

AIIMS resident doctors call off their strike

The resident doctors have requested Director AIIMS to keep Monday as working day so that surgeries which had been cancelled due to strike on Friday can be carried out.  Resident doctors further said that they are feeling sorry for whatever happened and that they want to compensate in every possible ... Read More »

Heat wave likely in Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra over next two days: IMD

Dust storm along with thunderstorm is also likely over west Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, it said. “Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry and Kerala. “Heavy rains are likely at isolated places over ... Read More »

Goa will be made logistics hub of India: Suresh Prabhu

“We are going to make Goa the logistics hub of the country. There are four coastal states on the Western coast- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa. After Mumbai, the biggest airport that is going to come up is in Goa (in Mopa),” he said. The minister was addressing a gathering ... Read More »

Saina, Prannoy lose in Asia Championship semifinals

Saina, who had clinched her second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month, played out of her skin but could not get past world number two and defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, losing 25-27 19-21 in an edge-of-the seat thriller. World number 10 Prannoy paid ... Read More »

Air India announces non-stop flight between Amritsar and Bangkok

Days after announcing increasing the frequency of flights from Delhi to Copenhagen and San Francisco, the airline said the flight from Amritsar to Bangkok would operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, the service will remain in effect till May 30 and a decision on its extension will be ... Read More »

11 killed, 5 injured in a road accident in UP

Police said the accident took place around 6 am on the National Highway 24 in Uchauliya village, nearly 80 km from the district headquarters.  According to police, the driver of the van and the helper are among the nine people killed.  Meanwhile, the injured have been rushed to a nearby ... Read More »

Emotional Andres Iniesta says goodbye to Barcelona

Spanish media reported Iniesta will sign for Chinese club Chongqing Dangdai Lifan next season but he didn’t confirm it at the news conference. France Football sent an apology to Iniesta for never awarding him the Ballon d’Or but Iniesta said on Friday that his career wouldn’t be defined by never ... Read More »

LCA Tejas carries out successful test firing of BVR missile

Defence Ministry officials said the test firing of the missile from a Tejas jet was carried out yesterday off the Goa coast and it met all operational requirements.  Earlier, Tejas was given clearance for deployment of armaments and other missiles. The Indian Air Force (IAF) had ordered 40 Tejas Mark-1 ... Read More »

Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan: Officials

Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said three civilians and two soldiers were wounded in the attack in Nad Ali district. He said the bomber was a Taliban fighter who targeted the base using a mini-van, said Zwak. Maj. Abdul Qadeer Bahadorzai, the army corps commander’s spokesman ... Read More »

Chinese President wants screening of more Bollywood movies in China

Briefing reporters at the end of the two-day informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi in the central Chinese city, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said they proposed collaboration in the areas of spirituality, trade, technology, tradition and entertainment including films. “President Xi said that he had seen ... Read More »

International Jazz Day being celebrated today

It is chaired and led by the UNESCO Director General and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this ... Read More »

Arsene Wenger set for for Old Trafford farewell

The 68-year-old Frenchman, leaving the club at the end of the season, will bring a side that is a pale shadow of the team that challenged United’s Premier League dominance during his first decade in charge. Wenger’s clashes with former United boss Alex Ferguson are the stuff of legend and ... Read More »