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Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus

The army had made broad advances, said state television. The monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said it had gained control of several buildings in the densely built-up area. Footage on state TV showed tanks rolling across an open area of fields to the edge of the enclave, which ... Read More »

Rohit’s unbeaten 56 guides Mumbai to an 8-wicket win over CSK

Languishing at the bottom with only one win from six matches, Mumbai Indians restricted Chennai Super Kings to 169-5, mainly built around Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 75-run innings.  Mumbai then returned to overhaul the target with two balls to spare at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Rohit hit a 33-ball unbeaten ... Read More »

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 »