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1. Fire on board INS Vikramaditya, Navy officer dead ( News and Blogs )

A Navy officer died while attempting to douse a fire that broke out on board aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya when it was entering the habour in Karwar on Friday.

2. Cyclone Fani expected to hit Tamil Nadu coast on Apr 30, cause heavy rains ( News and Blogs )

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are expected to receive heavy rainfall from Sunday due to a low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal which could transform into Cyclone Fani, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

3. PM Modi holds roadshow, performs Ganga aarti in Varanasi ( News and Blogs )

A day before filing nomination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a roadshow and performed Ganga aarti in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi.

4. NDA to get two-third majority in Lok Sabha: Rajnath Singh ( News and Blogs )

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get a two-third majority in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

5. Will go after the fixers in apex court, says SC (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said "fixing" has no place in the judiciary and it will go to "the bottom of the conspiracy" to identify those involved as it heard a case pertaining to conspiracy to frame the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.

6. Snags in EVMs reported from different states ( News and Blogs )

Like in the previous two phases of Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 and April 18, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were reported from different polling stations spread across the 13 states and two Union Territories which went to the polls in the third phase on Tuesday.

7. SC orders Gujarat to rehabilitate Bilkis, pay Rs 50 lakh (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to rehabilitate and pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Bilkis Yakub Rasool Bano, who was gang-raped at the age of twenty-one in the post-Godhra riots in 2002.

8. India prepared to deal with impact of US decision to end waivers on imports of Iranian oil: MEA ( News and Blogs )

India on Tuesday said that it is adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the US decision to not grant any fresh sanction waivers for Iranian oil imports.

9. Five easy fixes for your worst summer hair problems ( Fashion and Beauty )

Beat the heat with these simple home remedies instead of costly spa treatments.

10. Voting begins in 117 seats in third phase of LS polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Polling began on Tuesday in 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 13 states and 2 Union Territories in the third phase of ongoing elections.

11. 5 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka bombings (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

At least 290 people were killed and 469 injured when eight suicide bombings, mainly in Colombo, ravaged Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in the island's bloodiest day since the civil war ended a decade ago. Five Indians were among the dead.

12. 7 Best items to add to the Easter Basket ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Like many other festivals and traditions, Easter too has survived through generations. The celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection is special for Christians everywhere as on this day, the 'Messiah' rose from the dead, after being crucified.

13. 3 injured as 12 coaches of Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails, CRS initiates inquiry ( News and Blogs )

Two-person sustained minor injuries, while one was grievously injured after 12 coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed here on Saturday.

14. After 2 hours of polling, voter turnout highest in Assam ( News and Blogs )

At the end of the first two hours of polling, Assam is leading in terms of voter turnout with 9.51 per cent electorates having already exercised their democratic franchise.

15. Jet Airways to suspend operations; Govt calls meeting (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

Around 20,000 employees and passengers were hit hard as Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of all flight services from Wednesday night as it failed to secure interim funding for maintaining even bare minimum operations.

16. BJP cannot stop me from winning, says Kanimozhi after I-T raid ( News and Blogs )

Unfazed by the Income Tax (I-T) department raids at her residence, DMK leader Kanimozhi on Wednesday said that the BJP cannot prevent her from winning in the ongoing elections.

17. No development, no vote: Vexed electorates from across country to boycott polls ( News and Blogs )

Feeling betrayed over false promises made by several governments, people from various parts of the country have decided to boycott the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

18. Three books to read this election season (IANS Books) ( Books )

Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history of all the Indian elections that have happened till date.

19. Lok Sabha elections: 72.19% polling recorded in Jammu ( News and Blogs )

Peaceful and incident free polling was conducted in two of the total six constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir which went to polls in first phase of elections on Thursday.

20. First phase of polling remains peaceful; WB, Tripura witness 80% turnout till 5 pm ( News and Blogs )

The election commission of India (ECI) said that the first phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended in a ''peaceful manner'' on Thursday barring a few incidences of clashes. West bengal and Tripura witnessed over 80% voter turnout till 5 pm.

21. Voting continues till midnight in Andhra (Night Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Making history of sorts, polling in some booths in Andhra Pradesh continued till midnight as the total voter turnout reached nearly 80 per cent, capping hours of tension and clashes that left two dead and scores of others injured.

22. EC stays release of PM Modi biopic ( News and Blogs )

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday stayed the release of ''PM Narendra Modi'', a biopic on the Prime Minister, till national elections are over citing that the film "disturbs the level-playing field."

23. LS polls Phase I: Here are the key candidates and constituencies to look out for ( News and Blogs )

First phase of the much awaited Lok Sabha elections is all set to begin on Thursday, where 91 parliamentary constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories (UTs) will vote to elect their representatives.

24. Oppn steps up attack on govt after SC order in Rafale case ( News and Blogs )

Opposition party leaders on Wednesday sharpened their attack on the government, hours after the Supreme Court rejected the Centre's objections on the admissibility of "leaked documents" in the Rafale case.

25. SC dismisses govt's preliminary objections in Rafale deal case ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Centre's preliminary objections claiming 'privilege' over three Rafale documents cited in petitions seeking review of the December 14 verdict on the fighter jet deal.

26. Veteran Kerala politician K M Mani to be cremated with full state honours ( News and Blogs )

Veteran Kerala politician, K M Mani, a sitting MLA over the last 54 years who served as a minister in Kerala governement for 25 years passed away in Kochi on Tuesday at the age of 86.

27. NIA arrests Kerala resident for propagating ISIS ideology ( News and Blogs )

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday arrested a man, wanted for allegedly propagating the ideology of banned terror outfit ISIS, on his return from Qatar.

28. Who will win 2019 Lok Sabha polls? ( News and Blogs )

With an upswing of about 4 per cent in vote share, as reported in recent polls/surveys, can the Congress tide over its lowest ebb (44 MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha) and dethrone the incumbent? Perhaps a deep dive into two latest surveys -- CSDS-Lokniti and Times Now-VMR -- will serve the purpose.

29. Manifesto Vs Manifesto: BJP opts for national security, Cong banks on NYAY ( News and Blogs )

The issue of unemployment and poverty has acquired prominence in the Congress party manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, while the BJP has chosen to focus on national security, zero-tolerance against terrorism, and sustainable creation of job opportunities.

30. LS polls: BJP manifesto promises 'New India', commitment towards national security ( News and Blogs )

Terrorism, national security, soldier welfare, Article 370 related to Jammu Kashmir, combating infiltration were some of the key issues that BJP highlighted in its manifesto released on Monday for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

31. No roads, no vote: Natives of a UP village threaten to boycott polls ( News and Blogs )

A village in Bijnor Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh has collectively decided to not vote, citing poor condition of roads.

32. UAE to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees ( News and Blogs )

In a huge relief for many expats, the UAE Ministry of Education has agreed to issue equivalency for all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, the Indian embassy here announced on Sunday.

33. Qasr Al Watan, UAE's Newest Cultural Landmark Opens to Visitors ( Tourism )

A visit to Qasr Al Watan - UAE's newest cultural landmark housed within the Presidential Palace compound in the capital Abu Dhabi is an enriching journey, beginning at The Great Hall at the heart of the building.

34. All you need to know about EVMs ( News and Blogs )

With leass than a week to go for the Lok Sabha elections, IANS has compiled some interesting facts about Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

35. Interesting facts about Lok Sabha elections ( News and Blogs )

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections all set kick off on April 11, IANS has compiled some interesting facts about India's general elections.

36. Rahul files nomination in Kerala, thousands cheer him (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Thousands gave a rousing welcome to Congress President Rahul Gandhi who filed his Lok Sabha nomination from Wayanad in Kerala on Thursday morning.

37. ''Avengers: Endgame'' is a fitting end: Director ( News and Blogs )

There''s a lot of buzz that "Avengers: Endgame" might be the last chapter for superheroes like Captain America and Iron Man..

38. Indian family members can now join working relatives in UAE as visa criteria changes ( News and Blogs )

Indian family members of those working in the UAE will now be able to get an "expat visa" if the working relative fulfills an income criteria, according to new visa guidelines announced by the UAE.

39. India put into orbit defence satellite Emisat (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put into orbit the Emisat, an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in a copy book style.

40. Kovind, Modi greet people on Rajasthan Day ( News and Blogs )

Rajasthan is the largest state in terms of area and was formed on this day in 1949.CM Ashok Gehlot said: "It is a day to commemorate the valour, strong willpower and sacrifice of the people of Rajasthan..

41. Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the country's border with Mexico to trade for a "long time" and insisted that America has run out of detention space for undocumented immigrants.

42. C-DAC announces Tech Conclave 2019 ( News and Blogs )

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will host two days Technology Conclave on April 4 and 5 at Pune in the emerging areas of Advanced Computing with major thrust on Exascale Computing, Microprocessor and Quantum Computing, AI & Language Computing, IoE and Dependable and Secure Computing and Next Generation Applied Computing.

43. Top 10 Alia Bhatt Hit songs ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

From Samjhawan, Ikk kudi, Maahi ve, Love you Zindagi.. cute, talented Alia along with hit films, has quite a few popular songs to her credit.

44. India supports UN resolution against terror financing ( News and Blogs )

Welcoming the recognition in the resolution of the essential role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in setting global standards, India's permanent representative at the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said the states who are "apologists" for terrorists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inaction.

45. Ship-building industry seeks quashing of RBI circular to survive (Part-III) ( News and Blogs )

Ship-building companies have petitioned the Supreme Court that the industry can survive only if the February 12 circular of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is quashed and set aside.

46. LS Polls: EC seizure crosses Rs 613 crore ( News and Blogs )

Nearly three weeks after the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force, the Election Commission has seized Rs 613.176 crore worth of cash and other material from 29 states and seven Union Territories (UT).

47. DRDO scientists term 'Mission Shakti' as a demonstration of India's space power, political will ( News and Blogs )

Space scientists on Wednesday joined hands in hailing the success of 'Mission Shakti' and termed the historic feat as the demonstration of India's space power and political will.

48. India, US sign pact to improve tax compliance by multinational enterprises ( News and Blogs )

India and the United States on Wednesday signed an agreement for exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports, a move that will enable enhanced level of risk assessment by both tax administrations.

49. Not So Serious By Pallavi Mohan Presents “Simply Studio 54” At Lotus Make Up India Fashion Week’19 ( Fashion and Beauty )

Not So Serious by Pallavi Mohan showcased its latest Autumn Winter’19 collection,titled “Simply Studio 54” at 'Lotus Make Up India Fashion Week’19.

50. We have mastered anti-satellite capability, can hit them at long ranges: DRDO chief ( News and Blogs )

Commenting on India's feat of successfully testing an A-SAT (Anti-satellite) missile, Chairman of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Dr G. Satheesh Reddy said that with today's feat India has demonstrated its capabilities to hit threatening satellites positioned at a long range.

51. Allies likely to push NDA tally near 300 mark: IANS-CVoter 2019 survey ( News and Blogs )

The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave 2 opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows the likely vote percentage for the two main poles of national politics, the NDA and UPA in this year's general elections.

52. Goyal's exit from majority control of Jet Airways ( News and Blogs )

Beleaguered airline Jet Airways's last board meeting on Monday with its founder-promoter Naresh Goyal was a major turning point with Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal tendering resignations from the board of the cash-strapped airline.

53. MPs take over Brexit process from May (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

MPs have temporarily seized control of the Brexit process from the British Prime Minister Theresa May, in a rare move that puts lawmakers in the driving seat, the media reported.

54. Sad day for Indian aviation, says SpiceJet on exit of Naresh Goyal from Jet Airways ( News and Blogs )

Low-cost airline SpiceJet said on Monday that it was a sad day for Indian aviation as Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal stepped down from the board of financially-strapped Jet Airways.

55. Rajiv, Sonia proposer's son to contest against Rahul ( News and Blogs )

In a major jolt to Congress in Amethi, the son of the local party leader who was the proposer for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, will challenge party President Rahul Gandhi in the election.

56. Biopic on PM Modi is politically motivated, put ban on its release: Congress to Election Commission ( News and Blogs )

A Congress delegation on Monday met Election Commission of India to protest against the Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Modi's biopic alleging that the film's release slated just ahead of the commencement of Lok Sabha polls is a violation of the model code of conduct.

57. Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday.

58. ED arrests Zakir Naik's financier Najmudin Sathak ( News and Blogs )

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday arrested jeweller Abdul Kadir Najmudin Sathak here for assisting fugitive controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik by transferring funds of dubious origins from the UAE to him.

59. Voters most happy with Telangana, HP, Odisha CMs: IANS-CVOTER Tracker poll (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Telangana's K. Chandrashekhar Rao is the top performer among the Chief Ministers in the country followed by his counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Delhi.

60. March GST collection may touch Rs 1 lakh crore ( News and Blogs )

With nine more days to go, the GST collection trends look good and could slightly exceed Rs 1 lakh crore, informed sources said.

61. Happy Holi! Google marks festival of colours with doodle ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Splashing colours,music,food and lots of happiness, the doodle is designed by Chennai based artist chaaya Prabhat.

62. President, Vice President, PM extend Holi greetings ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi.

63. Transgenders get political space in poll season ( News and Blogs )

The ensuing Lok Sabha polls have brought a ray of hope for transgenders with many from their community being roped in by several political parties for various posts.

64. Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London ( News and Blogs )

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London in connection with a Rs 3,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case, official sources in Delhi said.

65. Hyundai and Kia to invest $300 million in Ola, focus on smart mobility solutions ( News and Blogs )

Hyundai Motor Group and Kia Motors Corporation announced a strategic partnership on Tuesday to invest 300 million dollars (about Rs 2,000 crore) in ride-hailing platform Ola for providing smart mobility solutions.

66. A paradox called Parrikar, India's first IITian CM (Obituary) ( News and Blogs )

It will take a while for Goans to come to terms with the fact that 63-year-old Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar died on Sunday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer for over a year.

67. Last rites of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at 5 pm today ( News and Blogs )

The cremation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, first IITian CM, who passed away at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer will take place with full state honour on Monday evening.

68. Hold is not block, we are optimistic: India on Azhar ( News and Blogs )

Undeterred by the recent setback at the UN Security Council (UNSC), India will continue pushing for the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the world body.

69. 49 killed, 48 injured in New Zealand's worst terror attack ( News and Blogs )

In the worst ever terror attack in New Zealand, multiple gunmen carried out indiscriminate shootings at two mosques here during the Friday prayers, leaving 49 people dead and at least 48 wounded

70. Mumbai foot over bridge collapse: Death toll rises to six, FIR registered ( News and Blogs )

At least six people were killed and over 30 injured after a portion of a foot over bridge (FOB) near the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station in Mumbai collapsed on Thursday evening.

71. 4 held for New Zealand mosques shootings (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Four people were arrested on Friday after two gunmen opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, with the police saying that there were "multiple fatalities".

72. India, Pakistan meet on Kartarpur Corridor underway ( News and Blogs )

Indian and Pakistani officials met at Attari, near Amritsar, on Thursday to finalise modalities of the corridor to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, with India keen for visa-free access to the pilgrims to the historic shrine across the border.

73. Heres how Neem is beneficial for your health! ( Health )

Is your poor immune system wrecking your health? Fret not! Consumption of Neemcapsules can give you a myriad number of health benefits.

74. All Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in India to be grounded by 4pm: DGCA ( News and Blogs )

All Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in India are to be grounded by 4 pm this evening, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.

75. DGCA issues safety directives for Boeing 737-800 Max operations ( News and Blogs )

A day after an Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737-800 MAX flight crashed killing all 157 people on board, India's civil aviation regulator on Monday issued fresh safety directives for operations of this make of aircraft in the country.

76. Flying cars will come true in five years, says Intel drone chief ( News and Blogs )

The next big thing in transportation is the possibility of autonomous flying cars. And if Intels drone chief, Anil Nanduri, is to be believed, we may be seeing flying cars as early as in the next five years.

77. JeM commander Mudasir killed in Tral ( News and Blogs )

Family of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) commander Mudasir Khan has identified his body as one of the two militants killed in Tral encounter, police said on Tuesday as it awaited forensic reports.

78. Lok Sabha Polls: Highest 115 seats to undergo polling during 3rd phase on April 23 ( News and Blogs )

The 3rd phase of seven-phased election to 17th Lok Sabha, beginning April 11 and ending on May 19, will see the maximum number of 115 seats spread over 14 states undergoing polling on April 23.

79. Data Theft :Andhra Pradesh government constitutes SIT ( News and Blogs )

The Andhra Pradesh Government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday to probe into the data theft case.

80. Jammu: 17-year-old dead in grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand ( News and Blogs )

A 17-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries in a grenade blast at Jammu Bus Stand that took place earlier in the day, said police.

81. France, India agree to establish maritime surveillance centres in India ( News and Blogs )

French Space Agency CNES on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to set up a maritime surveillance centre in the country.

82. India says GSP concessions by US amount to duty reduction of $190 million ( News and Blogs )

The government confirmed on Tuesday that the United States has given a 60-day withdrawal notice to India on the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits, which amount to duty reduction of 190 million dollars a year.

83. Air Force to equip Sukhoi-30s with Spice-2000 bombs used in air strikes inside Pakistan ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Air Force is equipping its Su-30MKI combat aircraft with the Israeli Spice-2000 bombs which were used by the force to carry out air strikes on the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists training camp inside Pakistan.

84. Pakistan issues order to seize assets of all banned outfits ( News and Blogs )

Days after Financial Action Task Force rapped Pakistan for its inaction on terror funding and money laundering, Islamabad has spun into action and decided to launch a crackdown on terrorist groups including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

85. Trump decides to withdraw Indias name from GSP program list ( News and Blogs )

United States President Donald Trump on Monday announced his decision to withdraw India from the list of countries enjoying the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) program on goods exported to the US.

86. Holy chants and offerings: Country celebrates Maha Shivratri ( News and Blogs )

With the chants of Om Namah Shivaya and 'Har Har Mahadev,' reverberating the temples across the country, devotees performed the morning rituals of Maha Shivratri on Monday.

87. Protest outside United Nations against Pakistan ( News and Blogs )

People from different nationalities held a protest outside the United Nations building in New York on Sunday (local time) against Pakistan for sponsoring cross border terrorism in India and Afghanistan.

88. With confident face, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan walks gracefully to India ( News and Blogs )

After a delay of over five hours by Pakistan, Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman finally touched down the Indian soil on Friday at 9.20 pm with a confident face followed by a graceful walk.

89. Abhinandan's homecoming: Wing Commander's family receives heart-warming welcome onboard ( News and Blogs )

It is a day of celebration for India as Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken into custody by Pakistani rangers; three days ago will be repatriated today.

90. IAF pilot likely to return via Wagah-Attari on Friday, Amarinder offers to receive (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is likely to be released by Pakistani authorities on Friday and brought back home through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post.

91. Pakistan to consider returning Indian pilot if it leads to de-escalation of tension, says Pak FM ( News and Blogs )

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday that Pakistan is willing to consider returning Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman if it leads to de-escalation of tension and peace with India.

92. ICPA extend full support to Govt, says consider itself as second line of defence after armed forces ( News and Blogs )

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the border, Indian Commercial Pilots Association Central Office (ICPA) on Thursday extended complete support and co-operation in all operations to the Government of India in a fight against terrorism.

93. Don’t want war, can’t afford miscalculations: Imran Khan ( News and Blogs )

Pak PM Imran Khan on Wednesday said his country’s fighter planes transgressed into the Indian side to demonstrate their capabilities but he did not want a war as the two countries, with the kind of “weapons” they have, cannot afford “miscalculations”.

94. NSA, IAF monitored operations from Air Headquarters: A timeline of events ( News and Blogs )

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and IAF Chief BS Dhanoa worked throughout the intervening night of February 25 to the early morning hours of February 26 monitoring final stage operations that carried out aerial strikes inside Pakistani territory of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

95. Intelligence-based counter-terror strike by IAF targetted 300 terrorists ( News and Blogs )

The anti-terror operations by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on early Tuesday morning, targeting camps of dreaded terror outfitJaish-e-Mohammadin Balakot in Pakistans Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is said to have targetted nearly 300 terrorists

96. IAF attacks terror camps in PoK with 1000 kg bomb ( News and Blogs )

Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out aerial strikes at major terror camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, completely destroying them, 12 days after the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama.

97. Oscars 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book win big, heres the complete winners list ( News and Blogs )

On the biggest night of Hollywood this year, Green Book claimed the best picture award at the 91st Academy Awards.

98. 300 cars burnt in fire at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

A total of 300 cars were gutted in a fire that broke out in the open parking area of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka hereon Saturday afternoon.

99. Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier, extends trade talks (Lead)1 ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He expressed optimism that the two countries would reach a trade agreement and defuse a dispute between the world's two largest economies, as both sides agreed to continue their negotiations for two more days.

100. Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train for tourist visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat from March 4.

101. Garlic, onion lower colorectal cancer risk: Study ( Health )

Consumption of allium vegetables including garlic, onion and leek, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, researchers say.

102. Say no to hair woes! ( Fashion and Beauty )

As people are getting busy with their hectic work schedule - with little to no time left for self-care and pampering - hair fall is increasingly becoming a common problem.

103. EPFO hikes interest rate on provident fund to 8.65 pc for 2018-19 ( News and Blogs )

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Thursday recommended increasing interest rate for 2018-19 to 8.65 per cent as compared to 8.55 per cent in the previous year.

104. Samsung unveils flagship Galaxy S10, S10+ smartphones (Lead) ( Science & Technology )

In a bid to take on Apple, Samsung on Thursday unveiled its flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, a cheaper Galaxy S10e and the Galaxy S10 5G at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at San Francisco.

105. India-Saudi Arabia condemn Pulwama Terrorist attack in strongest term ( News and Blogs )

In a joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman have condemned, in the strongest terms, the recent terrorist attack on Indian forces in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.

106. LS polls: Congress likely to announce alliance, seat-sharing agreement with DMK soon ( News and Blogs )

The Congress is expected to announce its alliance and seat-sharing agreement with the DMK for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and by-election soon as the talks with DMK chief MK Stalin's has been underway since past few weeks, according to sources.

107. Lockheed Martin unveils F-21 fighter jet for India, from India ( News and Blogs )

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter for India, specifically configured for the Indian Air Force.

108. Government eases norms for start-up, raises turnover limit-operation tenure ( News and Blogs )

The Centre has announced a slew of measures for the benefit of the start-up community including extending the period of availing start-up benefits to 10 years and increasing the turnover limit to 100 crores.

109. Pulwama attack: Mortal remains of bravehearts arrive amidst anti-Pak slogans ( News and Blogs )

Amid slogans of "Pakistan Murdabaad", mortal remains of slain Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel draped in the Indian flag were brought to their respective native places on Saturday.

110. 48 countries condemn Pulwama attack, extend support to India ( News and Blogs )

The international community has extended support to India following the dreaded Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of nearly 40 CRPF personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

111. All-party meeting begins in Delhi to deliberate on Pulwama attack ( News and Blogs )

The all-party meeting called by Central Government to deliberate upon the situations arising out of Pulwama terror attack has begun here on Saturday. The meeting is being chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

112. Security forces will decide time, place to retaliate Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )

PM Modi on Friday reiterated the nations resolve to take on terrorists decisively in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that security forces have been given full freedom to carry out anti-terror operations to retaliate Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of nearly 42 CRPF jawans.

113. Pulwama terror attack: Jammu commerce body calls for bandh ( News and Blogs )

The attack on a CRPF convoy by terrorists in Kashmir on Thursday has evoked strong condemnation from political parties and other organisations including Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, which called for a bandh in the state on Friday.

114. AgustaWestland case: Delhi Court sends Deepak Talwar to 14-day judicial custody ( News and Blogs )

A Delhi court on Thursday sent corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to 14-day judicial custody in connection with AgustaWestland case.

115. NASA's Mars Opportunity rover 'declared dead' ( News and Blogs )

The NASA has officially called time on its Opportunity Mars rover, after the six-wheeled robot landed on the Red Planet 15 years ago for searching life on it.

116. CAG: 17.08% of money was saved on India-specific enhancements in contract for 36 Rafale planes ( News and Blogs )

Compared to the deal for procurement of 126 fighter aircraft, India managed to save 17.08 per cent of money for the India-specific enhancements in the contract for acquisition of 36 Rafale planes, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in its report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

117. Congress' poll strategy to be based on regional issues: Scindia ( News and Blogs )

Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that his party is formulating a strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections keeping in mind the regional issues.

118. Delivery of first Rafale aircraft in September ( News and Blogs )

Notwithstanding the controversy, the Rafale fighter jet procurement process is on schedule and the first aircraft will be delivered to India in September this year, said an Indian Air Force (IAF) official on Tuesday.

119. 17 people killed in Delhi hotel fire ( News and Blogs )

At least 17 people, including a child, were killed and 11 others injured after a massive fire broke out in a five-storey hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh area in the wee hours of Tuesday.

120. US negotiators reach deal to avoid government shutdown (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

US House and Senate legislators have reached an agreement "in principle" to provide $1.375 billion for barriers at the Mexico border, a figure far lower than the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump had demanded, to avert another government shutdown.

121. Time for some hair detox says Beauty Expert Shahnaz Hussein ( Fashion and Beauty )

Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormonal imbalance, and a stressful lifestyle --all these factors lead to thinning of hair, lack lustre locks and even hair loss.

122. Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu to sit on hunger strike demanding special status for AP ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday arrived in Delhi ahead of his strike at AP Bhawan on Monday demanding special status for his state.

123. Govt approves amendments to Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018 ( News and Blogs )

The central government on Wednesday approved to move official amendments to the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018, pursuant to the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF).

124. India launches latest communication satellite GSAT-31 onboard European launch vehicle ( News and Blogs )

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana at 2:31 am (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.

125. MHA asks WB to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata Police Commissioner ( News and Blogs )

The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar for sitting on a dharna with Banerjee and some other police officers.

126. The China threat receives attention at Singapore conference ( News and Blogs )

The latest edition of the Asia Defence Expo and Conference Series (ADECS), an annual conference focusing on various aspects of defence, was held in Singapore on January 28-29, 2019.

127. Monaco Prince, PM Modi hold talks on bilateral cooperation ( News and Blogs )

The head of state of Monaco, Prince Albert II, on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks on enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas such as environment, climate change and renewable energy.

128. Will initiate appeal process: Vijay Mallya after UK decides to extradite him to India ( News and Blogs )

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has decided to initiate appeal process after the UK Home Office approved his extradition to India on Monday.

129. Indian Online Companies rank 11th for overseas expansion: Singapore and Hong Kong top list ( News and Blogs )

Singapore and Hong Kong are the number one countries when it comes to online companies doing business abroad. India fell just outside the top ten but still ahead of the UK and US.

130. Rare fish sightings in Japan raise quake, tsunami fears ( Animals and Plant Life )

Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis.

131. As polls near, who will pay for government's ambitious promises? ( News and Blogs )

All day yesterday, there has been talk after hearing Piyush Goyal's budget speech: where will the government get the money from to bankroll all its ambitious election promises?

132. Budget 2019 raises allocations for major schemes ( News and Blogs )

The Interim Budget for 2019-20 announced on Friday by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has raised the outlay for major schemes.

133. Budget 2019: Individual taxpayers with annual income up to Rs 5 lakh to get full tax rebate ( News and Blogs )

Individual taxpayers with annual income up to Rs 5 lakh will get full tax rebate, said Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, while presenting the interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha.

134. Highlights of Interim Budget for 2019-20 ( News and Blogs )

The Centre on Friday revised upwards the fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 to 3.4 per cent of the GDP, from the previous target of 3.3 per cent.

135. Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to present Interim Budget today ( News and Blogs )

With the Lok Sabha elections only a few months away, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present NDA governments Interim Budget on Friday amidst a lot of hopes and expectations from across the spectrum of societyright from the common people to industries.

136. Congress' Shafia Zubair wins Ramgarh assembly by-poll ( News and Blogs )

Congress candidate Shafia Zubair on Thursday defeated her rival Suwant Singh of BJP by a margin of 12,228 votes to win the Ramgarh assembly by-polls.

137. AgustaWestland co-accused Rajiv Saxena, lobbyist Deepak Talwar extradited to India from UAE ( News and Blogs )

Rajiv Saxena, the co-accused in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal case, and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar were extradited to India in the early hours of Thursday from United Arab Emirates (UAE), in another breakthrough for the government.

138. Chanda Kochhar terminated by ICICI Bank, four months after she quit as CEO ( News and Blogs )

Chanda Kochhar, who had resigned as CEO and MD of ICICI Bank nearly four months back, was terminated on Wednesday and all her entitlements were revoked by the bank.

139. Swine flu spreads in Delhi, toll now 18 ( News and Blogs )

There is an alarming rise in the number of swine flu cases in the national capital, which has seen over 500 cases being reported from various hospitals in the city over the past one month.

140. Central assistance of Rs 7,214.03 crore approved for States affected by natural disasters ( News and Blogs )

The High-Level Committee meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved additional Central assistance from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) of Rs 7,214.03 crore to six States and one Union Territory.

141. Veteran politician George Fernandes passes away at 88 ( News and Blogs )

One of the most popular defence ministers, veteran politician George Fernandes passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 88.

142. Himachal govt urges locals to avoid visiting avalanche-prone slopes ( News and Blogs )

Owing to a fresh spate of snowfall in various parts of the state, locals have been advised to avoid venturing near avalanche-prone slopes.

143. Timely arrest prevented major terror strike on Republic Day: Delhi Police ( News and Blogs )

A timely action by the Special Cell of Delhi Police has foiled a possible terror attack in Delhi during the Republic Day celebrations, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha.

144. Railways to recruit over 4 lakh people till 2021: Goyal ( News and Blogs )

The railways will employ over four lakh people by 2021, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Wednesday indicating that the recruitment under the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections would begin soon.

145. Priyanka Gandhi formally enters politics, given charge of eastern UP ( News and Blogs )

After years of guessing game, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally entered active politics formally, with the Congress on Wednesday giving her the charge of boosting the party’s fortunes in eastern Uttar Pradesh in run up to the Lok Sabha polls.

146. Here are sure-fire ways to grow your hair ( Fashion and Beauty )

While one can't really wave a magic-wand to dramatically grow one's hair, there are a few conjuring roadways to speed up hair growth by a bit more than usual

147. Oscars 2019: Here's the complete list of nominees ( News and Blogs )

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced by actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross.

148. EVM Hackathon: Andhra CM demands ECI to revert to paper ballot system ( News and Blogs )

Saying that electronic voting machines (EVMs) have turned out to be a big threat to democracy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday, demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek opinion of all political parties and revert to the paper ballot system.

149. Decimated by Xiaomi-led tsunami, Indian smartphone makers toil to survive (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )

Once the darling of Indian smartphone users, desi brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and few others have nearly been decimated by affordable-yet-powerful devices from the Chinese vendors that have flooded both online and offline channels.

150. Mamata's opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition (News Analysis) ( News and Blogs )

Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her 'United India Rally', political analysts said it might not be enough to catapult her as the prime face of anti-BJP politics as her party lacks a national presence.

151. Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swami passes away ( News and Blogs )

Shivakumara Swami, the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha, passed away here on Monday after a prolonged illness.

152. SBI raises US $1.25 billion funds through bonds from overseas market ( News and Blogs )

SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Saturday said that India's largest public sector lender has raised US $ 1.25 billion through bonds from the overseas market.

153. Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview) ( News and Blogs )

The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground in Kolkata on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.

154. In pictures: Pilgrims seek salvation at Kumbh Mela 2019 ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

One of the world's largest religious festivals, the Kumbh Mela kick started on January 15 at Prayagraj - formerly known as Allahabad - in Uttar Pradesh.

155. PM Modi meets foreign dignitaries ahead of 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit ( News and Blogs )

Trade, economic ties, healthcare were the major issues discussed in the meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat in Gandhi Nagar, ahead of the " 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit" on Friday.

156. Indian Weddings: Inside the “Multi-Billion Dollar” Industry ( Fashion and Beauty )

India hosts more than 10 million weddings every day. Though a developing country, Indians are not shy when it comes to spending on their weddings.

157. Navy divers detect one of 15 Meghalaya miners trapped in a rat-hole coal mine ( News and Blogs )

The divers of Indian Navy on Thursday detected the body of one miner out of 15 who are trapped in an illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district for over a month now.

158. Congress Core Group meeting discusses Mission 2019, Karnataka, UP ( News and Blogs )

The Congress Core Group's meeting, which took place on Tuesday here at 15, Gurdwara Rakabganj Road, had a detailed discussion on the preparedness for the coming Lok Sabha elections among other political issues.

159. Pongal '19: Madurai celebrates Jallikattu ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Jallikattu, a traditional bull-taming event, began in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district on Tuesday on the occasion of Pongal.

160. Fuel prices continue upward march, petrol at Rs 70.41/ltr in Delhi ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices were hiked for the seventh time in the New Year, adding to commuters' woes.

161. Kumbh 2019: Devotees throng Sangam ghat, security tightened ( News and Blogs )

Scores of devotees from across the country took a holy dip at Sangam Ghat on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Kumbh Mela here on Monday.

162. BSP-SP alliance announced, Mayawati calls it 'a new political revolution' ( News and Blogs )

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls together, BSP supremo Mayawati announced on Saturday, calling their alliance ' a new political revolution'.

163. CMs of six states sign Renukaji Dam project agreement (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Chief Ministers of six north Indian states signed an agreement for Renukaji Multipurpose Dam here on Friday, which aims to fulfil the water needs of these states, said an official statement.

164. GST Council decides to exempt businesses with turnover of Rs 40 lakh ( News and Blogs )

Providing relief to small traders, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided to exempt businesses with turnover of Rs 40 lakh, raising the threshold from Rs 20 lakh.

165. Alok Verma ouster: Kharge dissents, questions CVC findings ( News and Blogs )

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge submitted a dissent note before the High Powered Committee, which decided the ouster of Alok Verma as the CBI Director, questioning the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) findings against Verma.

166. Security beefed up in Haryana, Punjab ahead of murder trial verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim ( News and Blogs )

A special CBI court here will likely pronounce verdict in a journalist's murder case, allegedly involving jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

167. GST Council meeting underway, major relief expected for MSMEs, housing, cement industry ( News and Blogs )

The 32nd meeting of the GST Council has started in New Delhi on Thursday. Chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the meeting aims to provide relief to small tax payers.

168. Winter Session of Parliament quite productive, 5 bills passed ( News and Blogs )

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Parliament's Winter Session 2018 was "a successful session in terms of wide participation of all political parties" and the productivity of Lok Sabha was pegged at 47 per cent while that of the Rajya Sabha at 27 per cent.

169. Qatar-based Indian youths booked for conspiring to wage war against Syria ( News and Blogs )

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has registered a case against Indian youths in Qatar who had allegedly joined terrorist organisations Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Nusrah.

170. SC reinstated CBI Director Alok Verma rejoins office ( News and Blogs )

A day after the Supreme Court reinstated Alok Verma as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director with limited powers, he resumed attending office on Wednesday and reviewed the progress of various high profile cases.

171. Navy's ROV maps rat hole access at Meghalaya mine disaster site ( News and Blogs )

As part of the ongoing efforts to rescue the trapped miners from a flooded coal mine in Ksan near Lytein River in East Jaintia Hills, Indian Navy's Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) probes, up to a distance of 100 feet, have been successfully undertaken inside the two identified rat holes which run horizontal to the vertical shaft, on Tuesday.

172. Trump-Modi exchange New Year greetings, Indian Ambassador's credentials expedited ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump exchanged New Year greetings in a telephonic conversation Monday evening and expressed satisfaction over the progress of US-India ties in 2018.

173. Kumbh 2019: 'Largest temporary city of World to have 250 Km long roads, 22 bridges' ( News and Blogs )

The setting up of a new city in the huge Mela area, has 250 km long roads and 22 pontoon bridges which will make it the largest temporary city of the world, informed Uttar Pradesh government on Monday while sharing details of the Prayagraj Kumbh.

174. Where are global and India stock markets headed in 2019 ( Finance )

Almost all major markets, barring India's, closed 2018, having lost ground as compared with a year ago- wiping off billions in companies market capitalisation.

175. Find out! Who won what at Golden Globes 2019 ( News and Blogs )

While the American comedy-drama ''Green Book'' topped the night with three wins, the Freddie Mercury biopic ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' and Alfonso Cuaron''s ''Roma'' tied with two awards each.

176. India script historic Test series, win on Australian soil ( News and Blogs )

India have penned history by winning a Test series on Australian soil for the first time on Monday, 7th Dec 19.

177. Fuel prices witness fresh hike, petrol at Rs 68.50 in Delhi ( News and Blogs )

Amidst the perpetual rise and fall, the rates of fuel prices went up for the first time in 2019 with the petrol selling at Rs 68.50 and diesel at Rs 62.24 on Monday, with a rise by 21 paise and 8 paise per litre, respectively.

178. Golden Globe 2019: Rami Malek, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' win top honours ( News and Blogs )

It was a big night for Rami Malek who won his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for his film 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

179. Indian Air Force to deploy Rafale jets in Ambala, Hashimara ( News and Blogs )

With a view to positioning its most modern fighter jets on both the fronts, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will deploy one each squadron of the Rafale combat aircraft at its airbases in Ambala in Haryana and Hashimara in West Bengal.

180. Widespread violence in Kerala during shutdown over Sabarimala ( News and Blogs )

A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called to denounce the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple saw major violence on Thursday, a rarity compared to the regular strikes the state witnesses from time to time.

181. Sabarimala temple shuts after two women pray at shrine (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Sabarimala temple in Kerala was shut on Wednesday "for purification" after two women from the hitherto banned age group said they had prayed there, and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed this was true.

182. Trapped Meghalaya miners untraced even as Odisha firefighters pump out water ( News and Blogs )

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers and Odisha firefighters on Tuesday began dewatering the coal mine in their bid to rescue 15 coal miners trapped in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.

183. Triple talaq bill not taken up in Rajya Sabha, opposition wants select committee ( News and Blogs )

The revised triple talaq bill, which the government is keen on pushing through Parliament, could not be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on Monday as the opposition insisted on sending it to a select committee.

184. Mid-air collision of 3 international flights averted, AAIB to summon pilots ( News and Blogs )

The Aircraft Accident Incident Bureau (AAIB) will be summoning pilots of three international flights that narrowly escaped mid-air collision in the Delhi flight information region, sources in AAIB said on Friday.

185. The Changing Dynamics of the Digital Gaming Industry ( News and Blogs )

The year 2018 has seen fantastic growth in almost all segments of games, right from games like rummy online to social games like PUBG.

186. Defence Ministry to organise 'Drone Olympics' to encourage UAV production in country ( News and Blogs )

Seeking to encourage indigenous manufacturing of UAVs, the Defence Ministry is organising a Drone Olympics along with the Aero India air show in Bangalore where both national and international players would showcase their capabilities.

187. NIA raids matter: Court sends all 10 IS suspects to 12 days remand ( News and Blogs )

A Delhi court on Thursday sent all 10 terror suspects who were part of the now-busted ISIS-inspired terror module, to 12 days remand. The terror investigative agency had sought a remand of 15 days.

188. Nokia 8.1: Alluring design, capable hardware in a 'value flagship' (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )

Available in India for Rs 26,999 in a single configuration of 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, the device supports high-quality HDR10 display, like its predecessor, the Nokia 7.1.

189. Indonesia tsunami toll rises to 430, nearly 22,000 displaced ( News and Blogs )

Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised to 430 the death toll in the devastating tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Sunda Strait, while nearly 22,000 people were displaced.

190. Dal Lake freezes partially as mercury dips in Kashmir ( News and Blogs )

Srinagar recorded the coldest night in 11 years as mercury dipped to minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, partially freezing the world famous Dal Lake and other water bodies.

191. Indonesian tsunami toll rises to 281 amid fresh warnings issued ( News and Blogs )

Indonesian authorities have confirmed the death of at least 281 people in the devastating tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait in the western part of the archipelago on Saturday night, which also left 1,016 injured.

192. Six items taken out of the 28% GST tax bracket: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that six items have been removed from the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.

193. 12 years after Sohrabuddin encounter, all 22 accused acquitted (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Twelve years after the sensational killing of Sohrabuddin Shaikh, his associate Tulsiram Prajapati and rape-cum-murder of Kausar Bi, a Special CBI Court here on Friday acquitted all 22 accused in the politically sensitive case, saying "witnesses and proofs were not satisfactory".

194. Savour Gooseberry (Amla), the fruit of immortality for health and beauty ( Health )

Gooseberry or Amla known as the fruit of immortality, is believed to be nature's boon to revitalize potency, longevity, increasing immunity and strengthening of bones, and aiding weight loss.

195. Priyanka-Nick look splendid at Mumbai wedding reception ( News and Blogs )

After a lavish wedding and a grand Delhi reception, newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on Wednesday hosted a reception in Mumbai.

196. Air Chief Marshal hails SC's order, says IAF badly needs Rafale ( News and Blogs )

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale jet deal and said the Indian Air Force needs the fighter aircraft badly.

197. Communication satellite GSAT-7A launched ( News and Blogs )

In a major boost for the communication capabilities of the defence forces, communication satellite GSAT-7A was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday.

198. India retains highest aviation safety ranking ( News and Blogs )

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday communicated that India is adhering to safety standards of International Civil Aviation Organization and India's International Aviation Safety Assessment rating remains Category 1.

199. Toll rises to 8 in Mumbai hospital blaze, 25 critical ( News and Blogs )

The overnight toll in a Mumbai government hospital blaze rose to eight with two more victims succumbing to their injuries, said a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control official here on Tuesday.

200. Kamal Nath takes oath as MP CM, ends 15-year-old BJP rule ( News and Blogs )

Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath, who steered his party to victory in Madhya Pradesh, was on Monday sworn in as its 18th Chief Minister, bringing to an end 15 years of BJP rule in the state which had become the saffron party's stronghold.

201. India, Maldives to deepen Indian Ocean security cooperation, increase trade (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

India and Maldives signed four agreements, including on cultural cooperation, IT and electronics cooperation and on improving the ecosystem for agribusiness.

202. CM-designates Kamal Nath, Gehlot, Baghel to take oath today ( News and Blogs )

Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel will on Monday take oath as the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, respectively.

203. Author Amitav Ghosh conferred with 54th Jnanpith Award ( News and Blogs )

A prominent contemporary Indian writer, author Amitav Ghosh has been conferred with the 54th Jnanpith Award.

204. 'Lone wolf' attacks a major concern, says Maharashtra ATS Chief ( News and Blogs )

Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Atulchandra Kulkarni has said that 'lone wolf' attacks are a major cause of concern in present-day Maharashtra.

205. Interpol issues red corner notice against Choksi (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive Indian diamentaire Mehul Choksi after a request from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), an official said on Thursday.

206. Gehlot, Pilot leave for Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi ( News and Blogs )

Congress chief ministerial hopefuls for Rajasthan Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot have left for New Delhi to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi. The meeting is likely to take place at 10 am.

207. First photos of newly married Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal out! ( News and Blogs )

Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha Ambani and son of industrialist Ajay Piramal, Anand tied the knot on Wednesday in a big fat wedding held at the Ambani residence, Antilla in Mumbai.

208. Honor 8C: Big-battery phone with good rear camera ( Science & Technology )

Ever since breaking into the list of top five smartphone sellers in India earlier this year, Chinese giant Huawei's sub-brad Honor has been refreshing its phone line-ups with renewed vigour.

209. Congress to form MP government as Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The path for the formation of a Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was cleared with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigning from the post on Wednesday declaring that the BJP was not going to stake claim.

210. Big jolt to BJP, Congress leads in 12 Bastar seats ( News and Blogs )

In a massive blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Chhattisgarh, where the Congress has taken a huge leap towards victory, the Opposition Party also gained lead on 12 seats in Bastar, out of which four were BJP strongholds.

211. Congress bags Chhattisgarh, TRS sweeps Telangana, suspense in MP (Third Lead) ( News and Blogs )

212. Congress leads in three BJP-ruled states, TRS in Telangana (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Congress candidates on Tuesday took significant leads in BJP-ruled Rajasthan and was inching ahead of the BJP in both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in Assembly elections held in five states.

213. I didn't steal anyone's money: Mallya ( News and Blogs )

Absconding Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Monday, who appeared in a court here in connection with an extradition case, said that he had not stolen anyone's money and his offer to pay back the loan amount of banks was not a bogus one.

214. Nita Ambani, Isha Ambani, Hillary Clinton visit Swadesh Bazaar in Udaipur ( News and Blogs )

The bride-to-be Isha Ambani along with her mother Nita Ambani and Hillary Clinton visited Swadesh Bazaar, an initiative of Reliance Foundation celebrating 108 traditional crafts and art forms of India.

215. Andhra Pradesh pitched to become India's knowledge capital ( News and Blogs )

A workshop on "Andhra Pradesh: India's Emerging Knowledge Capital" was organised at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Centre for Strategy and Leadership (CSL) in association with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), Government of Andhra Pradesh.

216. Here are some magical moments from Priyanka, Nick's Hindu wedding ( News and Blogs )

After breaking the internet with some beautiful pictures and videos from the Christian wedding ceremony, glimpses of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Hindu wedding are out, and they are simply stunning!

217. Of a kingmaker, farmland fiction and start-ups (IANS Books) ( Books )

Read a biography charting Mamata Banerjee's rise from a student leader to the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal and how she could be a possible "kingmaker" after the 2019 general elections; take in a novel set against the backdrop of old Punjab, early California and revolution-torn Mexico; read a fictional tale that pits debt-laden farmers against the political forces at work; and finally, get a peek into the world of start-ups in India.

218. Voting underway in Telangana Assembly polls (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Polling began at 7 a.m. in all of the 119 constituencies including 32,815 polling stations spread across 31 districts,in the first full-fledged elections in India's youngest state.

219. Rajasthan: Polling begins in 199 constituencies ( News and Blogs )

Polling has begun to decide the fate of over 2,000 candidates across 199 Assembly constituencies in Rajasthan. It is scheduled to end at 5pm today.

220. OPPO A7: Impressive selfie camera, good battery life (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO recently launched its new offering in the "A" series" the "A7" for Rs 16,990 in India.

221. AgustaWestland case: British High Commission seeks consular ( News and Blogs )

The British High Commission has asked the Indian government for consular access to Christian Michel, sources said on Thursday. Michel is a British citizen and the alleged middleman in the Rs 3600 crore AgustaWestland deal.

222. Christian Michel sent to 5 days CBI custody (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )

223. How to Become an Acupuncturist? ( Career )

Acupuncture or Needling Therapy is a traditional form of oriental medicine which originated in China and is practiced by therapists all over the world.

224. Bulandshahr clashes a 'big conspiracy,' reverse probe has begun to unearth truth: UP DGP ( News and Blogs )

The violence in Bulandshahr claimed two lives, including that of a cop, who was the Investigating Officer (IO) in the Akhlaq lynching case.

225. Calculating insurance risks and premiums - Actuarial Science ( Career )

Technically speaking the job of an actuary is to assess the financial impact of an uncertain future event.

226. ISRO successfully launches GSAT-11 communication satellite ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-11, from the Spaceport in French Guiana in the wee hours of Wednesday.

227. TDP, Congress flags flying together for country's good: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday asserted that it is for the first time that his party and the Congress have formed an alliance for the benefit of the country.

228. Priyanka, Nick dance their heart out at their Sangeet ceremony ( News and Blogs )

From celebrating their love to dancing their heart out with family and friends, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas had a blast at their Sangeet ceremony.

229. Trump says China to cut tariffs on US cars; markets rise (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, after he negotiated a truce in the trade war with Beijing. The announcement boosted the financial markets.

230. China agrees to reclassify fentanyl after meeting with US at G20 summit ( News and Blogs )

China has decided to reclassify 'fentanyl' as a 'controlled substance', following the meeting between United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

231. America has lost a patriot: US remembers George H W Bush ( News and Blogs )

Condolences poured in from all quarters as former US President George H W Bush passed away on November 30 (local time, December 1 IST).

232. G20: Prime Minister Modi meets host of world leaders on day 2 ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with a host of prominent international leaders during the second day of the ongoing G20 Summit in Argentina.

233. Pakistan needs to show positive step on ground first: Indian Army Chief ( News and Blogs )

The Army Chief added that a positive step from Pakistan is what is needed presently because India has a clear policy that terror and talks cannot go together.

234. With focus on anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, Indian and UK navies begin joint drill ( News and Blogs )

Navies of India and United Kingdom began their joint exercise - Konkan 18 - at Mumbai Coast on Wednesday.

235. Battle for MP a generally peaceful affair; turnout exceeds 74 pc ( News and Blogs )

A turnout exceeding 74 per cent was recorded on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh that witnessed single-phase voting across 230 assembly constituencies amid tight security.

236. BJP, Cong appeal to MP, Mizoram residents to cast votes ( News and Blogs )

As voting for the single-phase Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram Assembly elections gets underway, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have appealed to voters to exercise their right.

237. India, Pak swing between euphoria, moments of aggression: Manish Tewari on Kartarpur ( News and Blogs )

After the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor was laid by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that India is swinging between "euphoria and moments of great aggression" with Pakistan.

238. A decade of Mumbai Terror Attack: What all happened during attacks and in years to follow ( News and Blogs )

Ten years ago on this day, India's financial capital Mumbai faced the worst terror attack after 10 heavily armed terrorists sailed into the city.

239. Manipur to give grand honour to pugilist Mary Kom ( News and Blogs )

Still chasing her long cherished dream of clinching an Olympic gold for the country, boxing legend M.C.Mary Kom, who on Saturday became the first woman to win six World Championship gold medals, said the hunger is still there.

240. Looking their regal best, Deepika-Ranveer arrive at Bengaluru reception ( News and Blogs )

Newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh arrived at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru for their reception on Wednesday amidst a swarm of media persons waiting to capture the couple's all-regal look.

241. India Skills Report: Andhra tops in employability rate, talent quality ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana, as per the India Skills Report 2019.

242. Make up kit essentials for brides to be! ( Fashion and Beauty )

Some bridal makeup kit essentials that you just can't miss if you want to look fabulous as a diva on your wedding day!

243. India, Australia exchange five MoUs ( News and Blogs )

India and Australia exchanged five Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in the presence of Foreign Minister of Australia Marine Payne and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde during President Ramnath Kovind's maiden visit to the island nation.

244. Number of missing in California fires continues to fluctuate ( News and Blogs )

Almost two weeks since the massive wildfire began and which has already claimed 81 lives in northern California, the number of missing persons continues to fluctuate wildly in the chaos, standing at 699 on Tuesday.

245. Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.

246. Deepika, Ranveer give a glimpse of their wedding celebrations ( News and Blogs )

Newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Tuesday treated fans to a few glimpses of their wedding celebrations, which was held at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy last week.

247. SC fumes over media leak in CBI bribery case ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed strong displeasure on the publication of "leaked" reports in the media and said the "highest degree of confidentiality" should have been maintained on the issue of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Kumar Verma's case against order to divest his powers.

248. Amritsar blast: Punjab CM announces Rs 50 lakh reward for info on suspects ( News and Blogs )

A day after three people were killed and 20 others got injured in a grenade blast in Amritsar, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

249. Deepika Padukone looked like a dream in Sabyasachi outfits for her wedding! ( News and Blogs )

Deepika looked no less than a vision in his extravagant and beautiful creations.

250. Prices of petrol, diesel slashed further on Monday ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices once again witnessed a decline on Monday in New Delhi and Mumbai.

251. Google Doodle celebrates humanity's first message into space ( News and Blogs )

In 1974, scientists sent humankind's first, three-minute long interstellar radio message - the Arecibo Message - and 44 years later, Google on Friday celebrated the feat with a Doodle.

252. Google's drone delivery project set to 'take off' in Australia ( Science & Technology )

Australia is set to become "the most advanced country in the world" in drone delivery when the first commercial service starts operations in 2019.

253. ISRO to launch GSAT-29 communication satellite today ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the GSLV Mark III rocket carrying the GSAT-29 communication satellite at 5:08 pm (IST) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Wednesday.

254. Stan Lee dead, Hollywood remembers comic legend ( News and Blogs )

Stan Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling, passes away at the age of 95.

255. Congress-TDP's Telangana lists out ( News and Blogs )

After keeping all waiting, the main opposition Congress and its TDP ally in Telangana has finally released their first lists of candidates for the December 7 assembly elections.

256. Minutes before polling, Naxals trigger IED blast in Chhattisgarh ( News and Blogs )

Minutes before the polling for first phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) of 1-2 kilograms was exploded by the Naxals near Tumakpal camp in Katekalyan block of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

257. 'Thugs of Hindostan' creates history, collects Rs. 52 cr on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )

The multi-starrer flick, which released on November 8, raked in a whopping Rs. 52.25 crore on the opening day, including the Tamil and Telugu-dubbed versions.

258. After 30 years, Defence Minister inducts artillery into Army ( News and Blogs )

After a wait of 30 years, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inducted three M777 ultra light howitzers (ULH), ten K9 Vajra and field artillery tractors and high mobility gun towing vehicles into the Indian Army.

259. Thick haze, smog persist in Delhi, AQI slips to 'hazardous' ( News and Blogs )

According to the autonomous meteorological body set up under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, SAFAR, the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 8:15 am was recorded at 428, which falls under the 'hazardous' category.

260. 2nd Demonetisation anniversary: Cong condemns democracy's 'black day' ( News and Blogs )

On the second anniversary of the central government's demonetisation drive on Thursday, the Congress party criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy.

261. South Korean first lady visits Taj Mahal ( News and Blogs )

South Korean first lady Kim-Jung Sook along with a high level delegation from South Korea visited Taj Mahal on Wednesday and was stunned by its beauty.

262. Uttarakhand: PM Modi rings in Diwali with Indian Army, ITBP troops ( News and Blogs )

Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated the festival with jawans of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel at Harsil village in Uttarakhand.

263. Dhanteras got more special, said PM Modi on INS Arihant completing nuclear triad ( News and Blogs )

PM Modi said felicitated the crew of Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) INS Arihantafter the submarine returned from its first deterrence patrol, completing the establishment of the country's survivable nuclear triad.

264. Anushka is grateful to God for hubby Virat's birth! ( News and Blogs )

Anushka Sharma is celebrating husband Virat Kohli's 30th birthday with an endearing wish.

265. Sabarimala: Amid tight security, devotees begin trek towards hill shrine ( News and Blogs )

Amid tight security, devotees of Lord Ayyappa on Monday began the trek from Nilakkal base camp to the hill shrine of Sabarimala ahead of the temple's opening this evening.

266. Section 144 to be imposed at Sabarimala temple ( News and Blogs )

As the Sabarimala temple is set to open its door for a special prayer on November 5, Pathanamthitta district collector has decided to impose Section 144 in Sannidhanam, Pamba, Nilakkal, and Elavunkal from November 4-6.

267. India expected to get waiver from US sanctions against oil importers ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump is expected to grant India an exemption from the sanctions against buying oil from Iran when the waivers will be announced on November 5.

268. 40 lakh vehicles deregistered in Delhi, SC told ( News and Blogs )

The Delhi government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it has deregistered 40 lakh vehicles, out of a total of 1.1 crore, which include vehicles running on petrol and diesel that are over 15 years and 10 years old respectively.

269. Democracy in danger, says Abdullah at meet with Pawar, Naidu ( News and Blogs )

Accusing the BJP of attacking Constitutional institutions, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday that "democracy is in danger" as he met NCP leader Sharad Pawar and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

270. Delhi Court grants bail to suspended CBI DSP ( News and Blogs )

A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Deputy Superintendent of Police Devender Kumar, who is accused of falsifying records of a corruption case involving the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

271. Italy, India can cooperate on multiple sectors, says the visiting PM Conte ( News and Blogs )

The visiting Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday said he held "fruitful talks" with his Indian counterpart and exuded confidence that both countries can work together to meet the complex challenges of the new century.

272. Metro-like 'Train-18' to hit railway tracks from Jan ( News and Blogs )

A first-of-its-kind 16-bogie metro-like train, capable of achieving a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour, is ready to hit the tracks from January.

273. India, Qatar set up joint commission ( News and Blogs )

India and Qatar on Monday signed a joint declaration to establish an inter-ministerial high-level joint committee to regularly review all bilateral matters, apart from regional and global issues of mutual interest.

274. Indonesian plane crashes in Jakarta minutes after take off ( News and Blogs )

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane Flight JT-610 headed to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands, came down crashing minutes after taking off from here on Monday, said Indonesian officials.

275. Modi's Japan visit aimed at boosting strategic global partnership ( News and Blogs )

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarking on a visit to Japan on Saturday for the annual summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the special strategic and global partnership that the two sides share is expected to get a further impetus.

276. Indian Railways takes big leap with Made in India- Train 18 ( News and Blogs )

Indian Railways has taken a big leap in terms of technology and indigenous rail coach development with the soon to be launched Train- 18.

277. Deepika looks ethereal in Sabyasachi's latest wedding collection ( News and Blogs )

If there's one designer who can make a bride look like a princess, it is definitely Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

278. BSVI compliant vehicles from April 2020: SC ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that from April 1, 2020, only Euro VI fuel compliant vehicles will be permitted to be sold and registered across the country.

279. Delhi Env Min directs officers, agencies to be in war mode to combat air pollution ( News and Blogs )

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday directed all officers and agencies, to be in war mode, to combat air pollution in the national capital.

280. Arrested DSP moves Delhi HC against arrest by CBI ( News and Blogs )

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Devendra Kumar on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Moin Akhtar Qureshi case.

281. Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered ( News and Blogs )

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that sparked an international outcry. News on Khashoggi murder

282. Alexa Voice Service to help Indian masses control digital lives (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )

Alexa built-in is a category of devices created with the AVS that have a microphone and speaker. In India, Alexa devices are growing across multiple categories, including portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes.

283. Dawood's aide Motiwala to face extortion trial on Nov 12 ( News and Blogs )

London's West Magistrate Court has observed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's key aide Jabir Motiwala will remain in custody on remand and will appear for a case management hearing on November 12.

284. Sabarimala protests: 30 arrested in Pamba so far ( News and Blogs )

A total of 30 people have been arrested in Pamba since Tuesday in connection with protests against the entry of women of menstruating age inside the temple premises. Sabarimala News / About Sabarimala temple

285. None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief ( News and Blogs )

"There is a very strong police presence in and around Sabarimala," said Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra. A police force of over 1,000 personnel took position in Nilackal and Pamba,the foothills of the famed Lord Ayyappa temple. Meanwhile Activist and tantri family member Rahul Eashwar, said they will lead a peaceful protest.

286. Animal training- The perfect career for an animal lover ( Career )

Working with animals is an extremely rewarding and exciting career for those who genuinely love them. If you choose animal training as a career, first you must decide what type of animals you want to work with.

287. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passes away ( News and Blogs )

Noted technologist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away on Monday, due to complications arising out of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a statement from the company noted.

288. #MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID ( News and Blogs )

The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints.

289. Air India diverts flight to Mumbai after freak accident; No casualties ( News and Blogs )

The Air India flight had to be diverted to Mumbai after the aircraft wheels hit the airport's perimeter wall while taking off on Friday morning, official said.

290. Nirav Modi declared absconder in DRI case ( News and Blogs )

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat, on Wednesday, issued an order declaring fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi as an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading customs duty on import of diamonds and pearls.

291. Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Finland on env cooperation ( News and Blogs )

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

292. Para Asian Games: India bag 5 medals on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )

India started their campaign at the ongoing third edition of the Para Asian Games on a high note by clinching five medals, including two silver and three bronze, on the opening day of the tournament.

293. President Kovind, PM Modi greet air warriors on IAF's 86th anniversary ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed air warriors on the occasion of Indian Air Force's 86th anniversary.

294. IMD issues low-pressure alert over Arabian sea ( News and Blogs )

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert regarding the likely formation of the low-pressure area over South East Arabian sea and area adjoining Lakshadweep Islands.

295. India, Russia ink action plan to set up 6 more n-reactors in India ( News and Blogs )

India and Russia on Friday signed a document for cooperation on a new nuclear power project in India with the latest VVER-1200 type reactors powered by advanced fuel.

296. PM Modi, Russian President begin bilateral talks ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin began the crucial bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Friday.

297. Cabinet approves MoU to promote India-Russia cooperation in MSME ( News and Blogs )

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) of India and Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation (RSMB).

298. PM receives 'UNEP Champions of Earth' award ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the 'UNEP Champions of the Earth for 2018' award, United Nations' highest environmental honour, from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here.

299. Nirav Modi's foreign assets seized by ED ( News and Blogs )

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 637 crores belonging to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

300. 384 dead in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Over 380 people were confirmed dead on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rescue workers were struggling to reach certain affected areas amid fears that the toll can still rise.

301. Kerala: MPs give over Rs 40 crore from MPLADS fund for flood relief ( News and Blogs )

Hundred Member of Parliaments (MPs) from across India have contributed an amount of Rs 43.66 crore from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for the rehabilitation works in flood-affected areas of Kerala.

302. SC opens Sabarimala to women of all ages; temple tantri unhappy ( News and Blogs )

The historic Supreme Court judgment which on Friday allowed women of all ages to enter Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala in Kerala, has left the temple tantris (priests) and those associated with it by tradition disappointed.

303. Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, an adultery law dating to the British era, terming it unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women can't be treated as "cattle".

304. India rejects discussion of Kashmir issue at OIC meeting ( News and Blogs )

India has rejected references made by Pakistan on the Kashmir issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting as the matter is internal to India, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Wednesday (local time).

305. SC rules Aadhaar not mandatory for admissions, mobile connections ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Aadhar card is not needed for school admissions and mobile phone connections as well as for writing UGC, NEET and CBSE Exams.

306. Delhi Chief Secy calls emergency meeting as Yamuna crosses danger mark ( News and Blogs )

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday called an emergency meeting, after the water level in Yamuna River rose above danger mark, following the release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage.

307. Travel Guide: Things to do in Adelaide, Australia ( Tourism )

From spectacular nature to native Australian wildlife and gastronomical delights to fine wines, the unhurried capital city of Adelaide is the melting pot of numerous Australian experiences such as wildlife, luxury, food, wine, culture and nature.

308. HP rains: Cabinet reviews rehabilitation, rescue operations ( News and Blogs )

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday reviewed the rehabilitation and rescue operations being undertaken by the state government in view of the incessant and heavy downpour in the state from the last few days.

309. Indian Army fit to fight previous wars: Gen. Rawat ( News and Blogs )

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said that the Indian Army was fit to fight previous wars and that the future would necessitate imbibing technology and a reorganisation.

310. Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation denies involvement in choosing Indian partners ( News and Blogs )

The French government and Dassault Aviation have denied their involvement in the choice of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.

311. Militants abduct, kill three policemen in Kashmir (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Militants gunned down three policemen on Friday, hours after they were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

312. Aviation Ministry seeks DGCA's report over Jet Airways incident ( News and Blogs )

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has sought a report from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation over the incident wherein loss of cabin pressure caused a scare on board Jet Airways flight 9W 697 earlier on Thursday.

313. Troops of Indian, US army participate in Yudh Abhyas 2018 ( News and Blogs )

On the fourth day of Yudh Abhyas 2018, the troops of Indian and the United States army participated in a battle obstacle course, rock and ice craft wall, room intervention and unarmed combat.

314. Korean leaders undertake joint excursion to Mt. Paektu ( News and Blogs )

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday undertook a joint excursion to Mount Paektu, a volcanic mountain located on China-North Korea border.

315. Triple Talaq an offence now, Cabinet approves Ordinance ( News and Blogs )

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance or an Executive Order on Triple Talaq bill, making it a criminal act, sources confirmed.

316. Platforms for SME & MSME to maximize their business this festive season ( News and Blogs )

A few fintech platforms who are working towards uplifting the SME and MSME sector

317. SC lifts ban on Saridon, two other drugs for now ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme court on Monday lifted a ban on the manufacture and sale of Piramal's painkiller Saridon and two other drugs - Piriton and Dart - for now.

318. ISRO likely to launch Chandrayaan-2 on January 3 ( News and Blogs )

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan has said that India's second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 would be launched most probably on January 3, 2019.

319. PM Modi commemorates 'Engineers Day' ( News and Blogs )

On the occasion of 'Engineer's Day', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commended the hardworking engineers of the nation.

320. SpaceX signs its first passenger to fly aboard the Big Falcon Rocket Moon mission ( News and Blogs )

SpaceX is building its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) to head to the moon. And now, the company has announced that it has signed its first private passenger to hop onboard the rocket.

321. Fuel prices continue northward march ( News and Blogs )

Fuel price jumped to all-time high on Friday, with petrol being sold at Rs 81.28 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.30 per litre in the national capital.

322. iPhones XS Max, XS, XR : Apple unveils its latest smartphones ( News and Blogs )

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPhone and Apple Watch on Wednesday at its headquarters in California.

323. Mumbai's richest Ganesh mandal insured for Rs 264.75 cr ( News and Blogs )

Gowd Saraswat Brahman (GSB) Ganesh mandal, which is believed to be Mumbai's richest mandal, has taken an insurance cover of Rs 264.75 crore.

324. Congress slams Jaitley after Mallya says he met him, demands response from government (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

As fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before leaving the country, the Congress demanded a detailed response and disclosure from the government and inquiry into his claims.

325. Know the essential skincare regimes for your 30's ( Fashion and Beauty )

Aging calls for a new skincare regime, as the needs of our skin changes and evolves as we grow.

326. No plans on absorbing fuel prices: BPCL ( News and Blogs )

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Tuesday said that it has no plans to absorb the rising fuel prices, adding that no communication has been received from the central government on the same.

327. Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India within 1 month ( News and Blogs )

Iran will hand over Chabahar Port to India for operation and maintenance purposes within a month, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Friday.

328. Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality ( News and Blogs )

In a landmark judgement, after months of deliberations, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised homosexuality.

329. J-K: Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized in Kathua ( News and Blogs )

The Jammu unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized around 22 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 100 crore and arrested four people in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

330. Petrol will soon touch Rs 100: Andhra CM ( News and Blogs )

Criticising the Narendra Modi-led government for the continuous rise in fuel prices, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu opined that soon, petrol would be sold at Rs. 100 per litre.

331. K'taka civic polls: Cong leading with 846 wins ( News and Blogs )

As counting of votes for the recently held urban local body polls is underway, results declared so far reveal that the Congress is leading.

332. Fuel prices hit fresh record high ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices continued to rise on Saturday, with petrol and diesel prices touching a new record high in several metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai.

333. Rahul tears into PM Modi on demonistaion, Rafale deal ( News and Blogs )

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government of "deliberately" implementing demonetisation to help his "crony capitalist friends".

334. IoT (Internet of Things) explained & its career prospects ( Career )

Internet of Things more popularly known as IoT is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical devices being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices.

335. Hike in petrol, diesel prices ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices was increased on Thursday with petrol being sold at Rs 78.30 per litre in Delhi and at Rs 85.72 per litre in Mumbai, as per the data provided by the Indian Oil Corporation.

336. Over 59,000 people housed in 305 relief camps: Kerala CM ( News and Blogs )

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that they have housed as many as 59,296 flood-hit victims in 305 camps, set up by the authorities across the state.

337. Andhra CM invited to address UN forum ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu has been invited by the United Nations (UN) to deliver a keynote address at an event, titled 'Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities' - to be organised on the sideline of the annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 24.

338. Bhima Koregaon violence: Activists arrested 'under government's pressure' ( News and Blogs )

The arrests of five activists from various cities across India in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence by the Pune Police was done "under government's pressure," said advocate Susan Abraham, who is wife of Varnan Gonsalves - one of the activists.

339. NTR's son, ex-MP Harikrishna dies in road accident (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

TDP founder NTR's son and actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident in Telangana's Nalgonda district early on Wednesday, doctors said. He was 61.

340. Manjit shocks favourites to win gold in 800m, Johnson second ( News and Blogs )

In a stunning turnaround, Manjit Singh piped his fancied compatriot Jinson Johnson to claim the Gold in the 800m race, clocking 1:46.15 minutes in the Track and Field competition at the Asian Games on Tuesday.

341. Asian Games: Sindhu bags historic silver in women's singles ( News and Blogs )

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday clinched a historic silver medal in Women's Singles Badminton event as she became the first Indian to finish second on the podium in the Asian Games.

342. Alagiri vs Stalin: Who will head DMK next? ( News and Blogs )

Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi's sons MK Alagiri and MK Stalin will be standing against each other in the party presidential election on Tuesday.

343. Kerala floods: CM urges Malayalis to donate one month salary ( News and Blogs )

"Everyone won't be able to give their one month's salary together. You can give it in ten month's time."

344. Kerala toll would have been higher if military hadn't helped: CM ( News and Blogs )

The death toll in the Kerala floods would have been much higher but for the timely help provided by the military, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.

345. Asian Games: Sindhu becomes first Indian to enter badminton Singles final ( News and Blogs )

Ace shuttler, PV Sindhu on Monday scripted history as she became the first Indian to cement her spot in the final of the Women's Singles Event at the Asian Games.

346. Ankita clinches bronze, Bopanna & Sharan assured of silver in Asian Game ( News and Blogs )

Ankita Raina, who despite losing 4-6, 6-7 (6) to world number 34 Zhang Shuai in the semi- final, became the second Indian woman to claim a medal, - bronze- in the Individual event

347. Kerala govt to initiate high-level discussion on UAE aid ( News and Blogs )

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government will initiate high-level discussions with the Centre to enable the transfer of funds from the UAE government in the wake of the floods in the state.

348. Asian Games: Rahi Sarnobat clinches gold in 25m Pistol event ( News and Blogs )

Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat on Wednesday bagged a gold medal in women's 25m Pistol Event at the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games.

349. President Kovind, PM Modi greet the nation on Eid al-Adha ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

350. Asiad 2018: Shooters shine, wushu, sepaktakraw players create history (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )

Shooters continued to make the country proud even as Indians created history by ensuring medals in non-traditional sports like wushu and sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.

351. Simple leg exercises can reduce negative effects on heart and blood vessels ( Health )

Did you know how beneficial are simple leg exercises while lying down? A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels.

352. Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final at Jakarta.

353. Untreated Endometriosis can silently kill chances of motherhood ( Health )

An estimated 10.8 million women suffer from endometriosis worldwide and one-third of women with this condition have struggled to get pregnant.

354. Asiad 2018: Bajrang wins 1st gold, Apurvi-Ravi take bronze on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India's first gold medal while shooters Apurvi Chandela and and Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.

355. Indian Navy steps up rescue, relief efforts in flood-hit Kerala ( News and Blogs )

As the massive floods continue to wreak havoc in the state of Kerala, the Western Naval Command on Sunday sailed Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mysore with relief material to provide assistance to the flood-hit state.

356. Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history ( News and Blogs )

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control.

357. Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.

358. Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80 ( News and Blogs )

Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday.

359. Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan PM ( News and Blogs )

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House in Islamabad

360. Kerala Floods: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, announces financial aid ( News and Blogs )

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM's National Relief Funds (PMNRF).

361. Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather.

362. 164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.

363. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 'a leader for the ages-ahead of his times' ( News and Blogs )

'Gentle Giant' Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05 pm in Delhi at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.

364. Kerala floods: India Navy deploys 21 teams for rescue operation ( News and Blogs )

On the seventh day of Operation Madad, Southern Naval Command deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in flood-hit Kerala as the monsoon has intensified in the state.

365. Nation geared up to celebrate Independence day with great zeal ( News and Blogs )

On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the nation is all geared up to celebrate the day on August 15 with great zeal to pay tribute to the freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the yoke of British servitude, and to take a pledge to work for the country's prosperity.

366. Sweet exchange at Attari-Wagah border on Pak I-Day ( News and Blogs )

On the occasion of Pakistan's 71st Independence Day, India and Pakistan border guards exchanged sweets at Attari-Wagah border.

367. Teej Festival- all you want to know ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

Also called 'Hariyali Teej', the festival is widely celebrated by married Hindu women in Northern and Western parts of India to pray for the well-being of their spouses.

368. Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89yrs ( News and Blogs )

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee who was admitted in a private hospital in Kolkata passed away at the age of 89yrs.

369. Handling back pain ( Health )

Back pain can occur due to bad posture, pressure on the back muscles and from taking too much weight at once. Try out the following for controlling the pain

370. As Kerala battles floods, death toll reaches 26 ( News and Blogs )

At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state.

371. Shutters of Idukki reservoir in Kerala open after 26 yrs ( News and Blogs )

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has opened one of the five shutters of Idukki reservoir on Thursday as the water level touched to 2398.88 meter due to heavy rain, following which the airport in Kochi suspended the arrival of flights.

372. Blue bottle jellyfishes injure many at Mumbai beaches ( Animals and Plant Life )

Scores of blue bottle jellyfish also known as Portuguese man-of-war we spotted cross the beaches of Mumbai, causing panic and fear among the people.

373. Mumbai: Over 40 injured in BPCL refinery blaze ( News and Blogs )

At least 45 people were injured after a level-III fire broke out at the Hydro Cracker plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) refinery here in Chembur on Wednesday.

374. Madras HC allows Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach ( News and Blogs )

After an overnight drama, the DMK won a legal battle on wednesday when the Madras High Court allowed the burial of DMK President and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach.

375. Karunanidhi's mortal remains kept at Rajaji Hall for homage ( News and Blogs )

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains have been moved at Chennai's Rajaji Hall in Anna Sala on Wednesday morning.

376. Earth at risk of falling into irreversible greenhouse state ( News and Blogs )

The Earth is at risk of falling into an irreversible greenhouse state due to global warming, which would make several regions of the planet uninhabitable for humans, an international study revealed.

377. West Bengal: Tea trade unions call for 3-day strike ( News and Blogs )

Three-day strike in the tea industry, called by the joint forum of 26 tea trade unions over the implementation of minimum wages, entered its first day on Tuesday.

378. Naidu inaugurates world's first high energy storage device ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh CM on Monday unveiled the world's first-ever high energy storage device, a thermal battery patented by Dr. Patrick Glynn in 2016 in India in Amaravati.

379. 5 amazing healing benefits of Neem, the wonder herb ( Health )

380. 'Karwaan': Takes us on a journey of life, death (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )

Focusing more on the journey rather than on the goal, "Karwaan" is a light-hearted comedy, designed as a road film. So obviously, you have little of the road and more of the comedy which is quirky, subtle and sardonic.

381. BWF World C'ship: Sindhu books semi-final berth; Saina, Praneeth, Rankireddy, Ponnappa ousted ( News and Blogs )

World No. 2 P. V. Sindhu on Friday stormed her way into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships with an emphatic display against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara

382. Citizenship granted after due diligence: Antiguan authorities on Choksi ( News and Blogs )

Antigua and Barbuda's Citizenship By Investment Unit (CIU) has clarified that it took all steps to ensure fugitive diamantaire and PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi was a 'fit and proper candidate' for citizenship.

383. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Movie review) ( News and Blogs )

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a Hollywood Musical Romantic Comedy movie, starring Meryl Streep, directed by Ol Parker.

384. Maratha stir: 21-year-old commits suicide for not getting job ( News and Blogs )

Till now, 14 people have reportedly committed suicide in Maharashtra regarding Maratha reservation.

385. TDP mulls over moving SC over special status issue ( News and Blogs )

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is contemplating to move the Supreme Court over the issue of special category status for Andhra Pradesh.

386. RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50% ( News and Blogs )

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50 percent while maintain neutral stance on the stability in the market.

387. We need to rethink education: Vice President ( News and Blogs )

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said in order to envision an "inclusive new India," the society needs to focus more on the education of children.

388. Of mysteries, marketing and the core concepts of life (IANS Books) ( Books )

A mysterious tale around a pregnant woman, who loses her husband and is herself vulnerable because of her association with the country's intelligence agencies; read another mysterious story that deals with the disappearance of a young girl..

389. Deadline for filing ITR extended ( News and Blogs )

The deadline for income tax return filing has been pushed to August 31, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Thursday.

390. Reasons Why Cards Are The Best Gift To Convey Your Heartwarming Wishes ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )

why hand-drawn cards and pocket-sized greetings make the perfect gift for everyone.

391. Lawyer on Sabrimala entry: SC should not interfere in religious practices ( News and Blogs )

The Pandalam Royal family on Thursday has challenged the petition seeking entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple, terming it to be `mischievous' as seem to be targeting the practices of the Hindu faith.

392. PTI celebrates as Pakistan heads towards hung assembly (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

With counting of votes still underway in the 11th general assembly of Pakistan, PTI supporters across the country started early celebrations in anticipation of their party's victory while PML-N cast doubts over the counting process.

393. Pak polls: 22 killed in Quetta blast, 30 injured ( News and Blogs )

At least 22 people, including three policeman and two children, were killed in a suspected suicide attack, which took place outside a polling station near Eastern Bypass in Quetta on Wednesday.

394. HC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in INX media case ( News and Blogs )

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case till August 1.

395. Pakistan goes to polls today ( News and Blogs )

Amid tight security,voting begins in Pakistan to elect a new National Assembly and provincial assemblies from as many as 12,570 candidates contesting for a total of 849 seats.

396. Alliance with Cong depends on seat share: Mayawati ( News and Blogs )

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday clearly stated they will forge an alliance with the Congress party only if they are offered a respectable number of seats.

397. Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls ( News and Blogs )

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will take decisions on both pre and post-poll alliances.

398. Modi as PM shouldn't talk about petty things: 'Pained' Chandrababu ( News and Blogs )

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with "corrupt politicians" and talking about "petty things" during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion.

399. Of a friend, girlfriend and the storm (IANS Books) ( Books )

A crime thriller,a complex tale, featuring many ways in which families love, betray, honour and sacrifice for one another and more..

400. Rahul's hugplomacy after tearing into government surprises Modi (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

After tearing into the BJP-led government in his speech during the no confidence motion on Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi walked across to the ruling benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, taking everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise.

401. No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority ( News and Blogs )

Former NDA ally and a prime mover of the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led ruling alliance, The Telugu Desam Party, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "deceiving" the people of Andhra Pradesh by not giving it the promised special category status.

402. No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion ( News and Blogs )

Ahead of the no-confidence motion against his government moved by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that MPs will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate.

403. Can India drive Apple towards world's 1st trillion dollar company? (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )

At nearly $940 billion, Apple is certainly well on the way to becoming the world's first trillion dollar company -- and the feat could be achieved as early as the end of this year with upcoming iPhone launches.

404. Shiv Sena to vote against no-confidence motion ( News and Blogs )

The Shiv Sena will vote against the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP against the Narendra Modi-led government.

405. Thackeray to take final call on no-trust motion: Sanjay Raut ( News and Blogs )

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is set to face no-confidence motion tomorrow, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party chief Uddhav Thackeray is yet to take a final call whether to vote in favour or against the motion.

406. Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Congress party said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.

407. Udaipur ranked 3rd among world's best cities for second successive year ( News and Blogs )

Udaipur, the heritage-city built by the Maharanas of Mewar in the 16th century, is on the third place among the 15 of the world's best cities awarded by Travel + Leisure.

408. No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed ( News and Blogs )

The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday.

409. Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history (Lead) ( Science & Technology )

Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter - the "Meghalayan Age", the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide.

410. Don't let monsoon washout your makeup! ( Fashion and Beauty )

Here are a few tips to avoid patchy foundations, dripping eyeliners and smudging lip colors during monsoon season

411. Monsoon Session: Parliament set for yet another Centre vs Opposition battle ( News and Blogs )

With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues.

412. Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away ( News and Blogs )

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62. She was reportedly suffering from a serious kidney ailment.

413. If India is afraid of Modi, then he's afraid of Mayawati: BSP leader ( News and Blogs )

BSP leader Jai P Singh, who was removed from his party posts on Tuesday, slammed the BJP for playing vote politics in the name of "cow, river Ganga and cow dunk".

414. Diphtheria an infectious disease that can be prevented ( Health )

Diphtheria,an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria,primarily infects the throat and upper airways and produces a toxin affecting other organs.

415. J-K: Students dangerously cross Tawi river to reach school ( News and Blogs )

Students of four villages risk their lives every day in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir by crossing Tawi River to reach their respective schools.

416. NIA court sends Asiya Andrabi to judicial custody ( News and Blogs )

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday sent Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and two others for 30 days judicial custody in connection with two separate cases registered against them.

417. FIFA WC: Decoding France's dream run ( News and Blogs )

Twenty years after winning its first FIFA World Cup in 1998 as an 'underdog', France on Sunday repeated history in Russia as the world favourites defeated Croatia 4-2 in a high-octane final at the Luzhniki Stadium at Moscow, Russia.

418. Oranges keep macular degeneration at bay ( Health )

419. President Kovind, PM Modi congratulate Hima Das for scripting history ( News and Blogs )

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have applauded Hima Das, who recently became the first Indian woman to win gold at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships.

420. Of strangers, mischief and the Bengal famine (IANS Books) ( Books )

Flick through a debut novel that weaves a narrative around the changes in one's life with the arrival of a stranger.

421. The decline and fall of Nawaz Sharif by Vikram Sood ( News and Blogs )

The current engagement between the Pakistan Army and the Nawaz Sharif government has a longer history, dating back to the time when Nawaz forced the Army Chief, General Jehangir Karamat to resign in October 1998.

422. Twitter melts down over this picture of Nawaz, Maryam with Begum Kulsoom ( News and Blogs )

Ahead of the arrival of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and her daughter Maryam in Pakistan on Friday, a picture of the father-daughter duo with ailing Begum Kulsoom at London's Harley Street Clinic has surfaced on social media.

423. Russell Viper snake delivers 36 offspring in Mumbai institute ( News and Blogs )

A Russell viper snake gave birth to 36 baby snakes in Mumbai's Haffkine Institute for Training Research and Testing.

424. In a major relief to tax payers, Centre to withdraw Rs.6,000-cr worth tax cases ( News and Blogs )

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the government has given major relief to taxpayers by withdrawing 41 per cent cases in direct taxes and 18 per cent in indirect taxes from various courts.

425. Monsoon getaways around Bangalore on a shoe string budget ( Tourism )

Monsoon getaways in India are sadly underrated, some places are best savored during the rains. Here's a list of affordable destinations around Bangalore.

426. FIFA WC: Croatia reach final for first time, beat England 2-1 ( News and Blogs )

Croatia defeated England in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium by 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup final.

427. Hype your style quotient with tailor-made frames for your face ( Fashion and Beauty )

Fashion is undoubtedly incomplete without sunglasses. The right pair of shades can amp up your style game while adding that much-needed element of mystery to your look.

428. Living in less sunny areas may increase OCD risk ( Health )

According to a new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

429. Dipa Karmakar assures to give her best at Asian Games ( News and Blogs )

On returning to India after clinching gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar expressed gratitude to her coach for his support and assured to give her best at Asian Games.

430. Aircel-Maxis case: Court extends Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest ( News and Blogs )

A special court here on Tuesday extended till August 7 the interim protection from arrest granted to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

431. Rescuers gear up for final push to save remaining five from Thai cave ( News and Blogs )

Rescuers resumed preparations on Tuesday for a third rescue operation deep into a cave complex in northern Thailand to free four remaining boys and their soccer coach in a race against time and monsoon weather.

432. Korean Prez given ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan ( News and Blogs )

The visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in was given ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday.

433. Japan floods: Toll reaches 85, 2mn forced to evacuate ( News and Blogs )

The death toll from the devastating floods after record rains pounded Japan has increased to over 85, with two million others forced to evacuate from their homes, authorities said on Monday.

434. Nirbhaya case: SC likely to pronounce verdict on review pleas today ( News and Blogs )

The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce judgment on the review petitions filed by the three convicts in the brutal December 2012, Delhi gang rape case.

435. Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi Court grants bail to Shashi Tharoor ( News and Blogs )

A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.

436. Bday wishes pour in for captain cool Dhoni ( News and Blogs )

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 37 on Saturday, and warm birthday wishes poured in for him not just from the cricket fraternity but also from the fans all around the world.

437. Belgium knock favourites Brazil out to book semis berth ( News and Blogs )

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil were on Friday knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 after an own goal from Fernandinho and a stunning Kevin de Bruyne strike handed Belgium a two-goal lead, from which the Selecao couldn't recover.

438. Of love in various shades (IANS Books) ( Books )

Romantic novels have long drawn a massive readership. Here's some quick-read offerings that weave fictional narratives around love and its various shades.

439. Diver dies on Thailand cave rescue operation ( News and Blogs )

A Thai diver died while taking part in operation to save 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.

440. US begins trade war against China, Beijing to 'fight back' (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

United States' trade war with China officially began on Friday as the Trump administration slapped tariffs of USD 34 billion on Chinese imports, escalating a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the countries.

441. Delhi power tussle: L-G's role cannot be obstructionist, says CJI ( News and Blogs )

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, who was reading out the judgment in the Delhi government - Lieutenant Governor power tussle case on Wednesday said that the L-G's role cannot be obstructionist.

442. America to spend more on Independence Day fireworks ( News and Blogs )

The US government on its Independence Day on July 04 is going to spend more on fireworks as compared to last year.

443. Bhutanese PM to embark on 3-day visit to India from July 5 ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will pay an official visit to India from July 5 and 7, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

444. FIFA WC: Belgium's 94th-minute winner breaks Japanese hearts ( News and Blogs )

World No. 3 Belgium edged past Japan in the dying moments of a five-goal thriller at the Rostov Arena, completing a comeback from a two-goal deficit in the round-of-16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.

445. FIFA WC: Brazil beat Mexico to enter quarter-finals ( News and Blogs )

Neymar's strike and a late second goal from Roberto Firmino on Monday helped Brazil edge past Mexico 2-0 to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. Match schedule & scores

446. SGPC chief calls Jalalabad blast 'deliberate attack' ( News and Blogs )

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president GS Longowal on Monday called the 'barbaric' suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, a 'deliberate' attack.

447. Whooping Cough, a highly contagious disease of respiratory tract ( Health )

Whooping Cough begins with a cold and a mild cough and effects the respiratory tract and the lungs..

448. Sikhs among 19 killed in Afghan suicide blast (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

A massive operation of ethnic cleansing of Sikhs from Pakistan is underway with the ISI systematically eliminating them from all across the country and in neighbouring Afghanistan.

449. Red Corner Notice issued against Nirav Modi ( News and Blogs )

A Red Corner Notice has been issued against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi by the Interpol in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

450. Flood alert in Kashmir, schools closed, helplines set up ( News and Blogs )

A flood alert has been issued following increase in the water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries due to incessant rain in the Kashmir valley, where authorities have set up helpline and ordered closure of schools on Saturday.

451. CRPF women commandos prepared to deal with stone pelters ( News and Blogs )

Jammu and Kashmir are on a rise with women too joining the pelters. To tackle the situation, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has prepared a team of lady commandos.

452. IMD issues cyclone warnings for Gujarat, Maharashtra ( News and Blogs )

The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.

453. Himachal Pradesh: Water level on rise in Uhl River ( News and Blogs )

The water level of Uhl River in Mandi district's Barot crossed danger mark, following heavy rain in the region on Friday.

454. Amarnath yatra suspended due to rain ( News and Blogs )

Security arrangements at the Udhampur railway station in Jammu and Kashmir have been increased to avoid any untoward incident during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

455. Five killed as Chartered plane crashes at Ghatkopar in Mumbai ( News and Blogs )

Five people were killed on Thursday when a Chartered aircraft hit an under construction building at Ghatkopar (W) here.

456. FIFA WC: Brazil brush aside Serbia to seal last 16 spot ( News and Blogs )

Five-time world champions Brazil eased past Serbia with a fantastic 2-0 win, in their Group E match to progress to the round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium here on Wednesday. Game Scores

457. World Cup: Brazil look to seal qualification against Serbia (Preview) ( News and Blogs )

Brazil will look to build on their morale-boosting 2-0 win over Costa Rica and seal a berth in the knockout stages when they take the field in their final Group E match at Sochi 11.30pm IST on Wednesday. Game Schedule

458. India for global ban on use of chemical weapons ( News and Blogs )

India extended its complete support to Chemical Weapon Convention held at the Hague, Netherlands to uphold the global ban on the use of chemical weapons.

459. Indian tree seed to bring water to millions ( Science & Technology )

A researcher, Stephanie Velegol, used sand and plant materials proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant, a tree native to India and created a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed "f-sand",

460. FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16 ( News and Blogs )

Fans of star footballer Lionel Messi across the globe breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after a late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match.

461. I'm not a fugitive: Vijay Mallya cries foul ( News and Blogs )

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he is not a fugitive and "always had honest intentions" to repay his loans.

462. World Cup: Argentina faces do or die test against Nigeria ( News and Blogs )

Lionel Messi's Argentina, languishing at the bottom of their group, will know that anything less than a win against Nigeria will knock them out of the FIFA World Cup, when the two sides meet in a Group D clash here on Tuesday.

463. World Cup: Argentina faces do or die test against Nigeria (Preview) ( News and Blogs )

Lionel Messi's Argentina, languishing at the bottom of their group, will know that anything less than a win against Nigeria will knock them out of the FIFA World Cup, when the two sides meet in a Group D clash on Tuesday June 26th 11.30 Pm IST.

464. Seychelles President wishes to take relationship with India to 'newer heights' ( News and Blogs )

Seychelles President Danny Faure on Monday said his presence in India is to take the relationship between the two countries to "newer heights".

465. BMC collects 591 kg of plastic following ban ( News and Blogs )

The BMC launched a drive against the plastic on Saturday and formed various teams to conduct raids at various places following the plastic ban in Maharashtra. Around Rs. 3,35,000 was collected as fine on Sunday.

466. 'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )

Accompanied by the best technology in terms of animation, which frees the imagination from the shackles of gravity and reality, and allows the story to soar as it will, the plot follows the Parr family.

467. Of nomenclature, entrepreneurship, and long weekends (IANS Books) ( Books )

IANS bookshelf brings stories of a culture overwhelmed by marketing, about how you can leave behind your nine to five job & more..

468. FIFA WC: Brazil, Costa Rica look for first win ( News and Blogs )

Second-ranked Brazil, who are one of the favourites to clinch FIFA World Cup title this year, will be up against 23rd-ranked Costa Rica in their second match in Group E at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Moscow 5.30 pm IST. Check Match Schedule

469. FIFA World Cup: Croatia dominates Argentina 3-0 ( News and Blogs )

Lionel Messi's dream of winning the World Cup now looks remote as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium at Moscow.

470. FIFA WC: Argentina face tough Croatia test at 11.30 pm IST ( News and Blogs )

Star striker Lionel Messi-powered Argentina will look to shake off their disappointing opening in the FIFA World Cup, when they lock horns with Croatia in their second match in Group C at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Moscow at 11.30 pm Thursday.

471. FIFA WC: Portugal, Morocco look for first win ( News and Blogs )

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo-powered Portugal will be up against 41st ranked Morocco in the second match in Group B of the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow at 5.30 pm IST on Wednesday.

472. President Kovind approves imposition of Governor's rule in J-K ( News and Blogs )

President on Wednesday approved the imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with immediate effect,after Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Chief Minister following the BJP's exit from its alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

473. India, EU committed to respecting Paris Agreement ( News and Blogs )

Emphasising on the need for clean energy and climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and the European Union (EU) are united in their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement.

474. PM Modi wishes for Rahul's long, healthy life on his birthday ( News and Blogs )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday.

475. Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Mexico's Forward Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute goal proved to make the difference in a match played at a very high tempo as four-time champions Germany began their title defence on a disastrous note.

476. Of risk planning, Nagas, texting and nagins (IANS Books) ( Books )

A collection of 19 short stories;inner make-up of Tangkhul Nagas from northeast India and read what happens to a virtual relationship when the two finally meet in the real world & more

477. Spain 3-3 Portugal: Spain held by Ronaldo heroics ( News and Blogs )

The first blockbuster encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 between Iberian cousins - Spain and Portugal - lived up to the billing as the two shared six goals between them to produce a classic group stage thriller in Sochi.

478. Spain face Euro champ Portugal in FIFA WC opener at 11.30 pm IST ( News and Blogs )

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will surely be a key man for Portugal when they square off with Spain in the second match of Group B in the ongoing FIFA World Cup at 11.30 pm IST on Friday. FIFA World Cup news, Schedule & scores.

479. History of World Cup Football and FIFA ( Sports )

The first tournament of FIFA kicked off on 18 July at the Centenary Stadium in the year 1930 in Uruguay's capital Montevideo.

480. Shujaat Bukhari, a brave and outspoken voice of Kashmir Valley ( News and Blogs )

Hours before he was gunned down in cold blood in Srinagar, noted Kashmiri journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari defended his reporting in a Tweet.

481. Robbie Williams enthralls fans as FIFA WC kicks off with bang ( News and Blogs )

Fans from all over the world witnessed a glitzy and glamorous affair at the opening event of the much awaited FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia at Moscow''s Luzhniki Stadium.

482. FIFA World cup Russia 2018 ( News and Blogs )

Check for news, schedule and scores. History of World cups, past World cups and more.

483. How to beat eczema itch? ( Health )

According to a study conducted by the North Carolina State University, scientists have identified neuropeptide involved in transmitting itch signal to the brain in eczema.

484. Ahead of Eid festivities, markets bustle ( News and Blogs )

People can be seen thronging the famous night bazaar in Hyderabad's Charminar ahead of Eid ul-Fitr as the shops have been granted permission by the Telangana government to all the shop vendors and others to remain open for 24 hours.

485. Brazilian legend Ronaldo & British pop star Robin Williams to feature in World Cup opening ceremony ( News and Blogs )

Brazilian football great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will participate in Thursday's World Cup opening ceremony before the first match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, FIFA announced on Monday.

486. Fifa World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico v Morocco ( News and Blogs )

487. 3-day Samsung Carnival on Flipkart; instant discounts & exciting offers ( News and Blogs )

The three days Samsung Carnival will be on from 12th to 14th June, 2018.

488. GST refund drive extended till June 16 ( News and Blogs )

The special fortnight-long drive to process pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds has been extended by two more days till June 16. During this fortnight, over Rs 7500 crore has been sanctioned.

489. Kim, Trump agree on 'complete denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed with US President Donald Trump to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees, according to an agreement signed between them here on Tuesday.

490. Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of 'terrific relationship' ( News and Blogs )

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a "terrific relationship", a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one.

491. WHO lauds India's success in reducing maternal mortality ( News and Blogs )

India has made groundbreaking progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR), from 556 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 100000 live births in 2016.

492. Lucknow's Mankameshwar temple hosts Iftar ( News and Blogs )

Spreading a message of communal harmony, Mankameshwar temple hosted Iftar for Muslims in the city on Sunday evening. This is the first time when a Temple hosted an Iftar.

493. Overcoming the fear of death and rising to a higher plane ( Books )

The fear of death comes primarily for two related reasons. The first is that we don't understand what death amounts to, and the second is simply that the life we are leading is going to end, author Sarada Chiruvolu writes in "Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness" (Amaryllis/Rs 399/pp 197).

494. Must have lip shades in your Make up kit ( Fashion and Beauty )

With a plethora of lip shades available in the market, there are a few hues like coral, red and purple that should definitely find a place in your beauty bag.

495. Working to rationalise GST rates: MoS Finance ( News and Blogs )

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the GST Council is working towards rationalising the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rates.

496. Vivo X21: Minimalistic design, dependable performer (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has focussed primarily on selfie-centric smartphones and is among the few players who are credited with starting the selfie-centric smartphone craze in India.

497. RBI policy seems positive for growth revival: FICCI ( News and Blogs )

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has hailed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy while calling it 'positive for growth revival.'

498. Indian developer's app wins Apple design award ( News and Blogs )

An Indian developer has won a design award for his app "Calzy 3" here at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018.

499. Shiv Sena says no tie-up with BJP for 2019 polls ( News and Blogs )

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it will contest the 2019 general elections on its own, thus effectively ruling out a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

500. Operation Blue Star anniversary: Security tightened in Golden temple ( News and Blogs )

The security has been beefed up outside Golden Temple in Amritsar in the wake of 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Wednesday.

501. 5 Ways to contribute towards World Environment Day 2018, Individually ( News and Blogs )

World Environment Day urges governments, industries, communities and individuals, come together and explore sustainable alternatives and reduce the production and excessive use of single- use plastic effecting our environment directly or indirectly.

502. Aircel-Maxis deal: Chidambaram's arrest held off till July 10 ( News and Blogs )

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram is likely to appear before Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.

503. Two-day Governors Conference begins at Rashtrapati Bhavan ( News and Blogs )

The Governors Conference began at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in attendance along with the Governors and Lt. Governors.

504. NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half ( News and Blogs )

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is 'cramped', said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday.

505. Discussions begin for AAP-Congress alliance for 2019 ( News and Blogs )

As the battleground is getting set for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, another Congress-triggered alliance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun taking shape.

506. Trump's trade tariffs 'insulting, unacceptable': Canadian PM Trudeau ( News and Blogs )

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday dubbed trade tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium goods of Canada as insulting and unacceptable.

507. Samsung Galaxy J4 starting at Rs 9,990 launched in India ( News and Blogs )

Aiming to strengthen its position in India's hot budget smartphone segment, Samsung on Friday introduced a new device in its Galaxy J series with the launch of Galaxy J4 at a starting price of Rs 9,990.

508. CBI books 13 ONGC officials in Rs 80 crore scam case ( News and Blogs )

CBI has booked 13 serving and retired officials of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for alleged irregularities in giving a contract to a private company for supplying gas dehyrdation units.

509. Singapore: Talks between PM Modi and Lee begin ( News and Blogs )

Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong has begun-Indian, Singaporean navies sign agreement on logistics cooperation.

510. N.Korean official heads to Washington with Kim's letter (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Kim Jong-un's emissary is heading to Washington with a letter from the North Korean leader to US President Donald Trump after two days of talks here with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that has brightened the chances of a summit between the two leaders.

511. 'Centre trying to resolve fuel price hike' ( News and Blogs )

Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that the government is trying to solve the distress caused due to the same.

512. Bypoll Results 2018: All you need to know ( News and Blogs )

The counting of votes for by-elections to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly constituencies will be held today.

513. AITAF questions sending of scrutiny notices to assessees by GST authorities ( News and Blogs )

The All India Tax Advocates Forum (AITAF) has expressed serious concern over growing trend of sending of scrutiny notices by the GST authorities to asseessees for mismatch between tax payments and final sales return even before the whole process of tax liabilities is completed under the GST rules and regulations.

514. Govt circular prescribes procedure for sanction of pending IGST refund claims on exports ( News and Blogs )

A validation has been introduced in GSTN system by the Ministry of Finance, which ensures that the IGST paid on the export goods in any particular month is not less than the refund claimed by the exporter.

515. IRCTC- Indian railways website gets new interface ( News and Blogs )

Railway's Online Travel Portal - has now launched beta version of its new User Interface which is more user-friendly features for easier navigation.

516. A perfect pout without surgery ( Fashion and Beauty )

From using make up techniques that highlight your pout, to getting lip enhancement procedures done, people do many things to make their lips look attractive.

517. Delegation level talks between India, Indonesia underway ( News and Blogs )

Delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo are underway at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

518. CBSE Class 10 results to be declared today ( News and Blogs )

School Education Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted that "Results of CBSE Class 10 examinations for 2017-18 to be declared by 4 pm on 29th of May, 2018".

519. SBI economic body suggests measures to reduce fuel prices ( News and Blogs )

As the rising fuel price has become a matter of concern for the general public, the Economic Research Department of State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday suggested some measures to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel.

520. Google rolls out summer campaign to make kids Internet Awesome ( News and Blogs )

Google India on Monday announced a fun, yet educational summer campaign that will help children across the country spend more time learning and making new discoveries, as well as teaching them how to become responsible explorers of the web.

521. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy to meet PM Modi today ( News and Blogs )

Kumaraswamy will meet the Prime Minister for the first time after taking over as the Chief Minister of the JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.

522. Fuel prices surges for 15th day, touches Rs 78. 27 in Delhi ( News and Blogs )

Petrol and diesel prices continue to touch another peak for the 15th consecutive day, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78. 27 per litre in Delhi.

523. Kumaraswamy passes floor test with ease amid BJP walk out ( News and Blogs )

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy comfortably passed the floor test on Friday, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a walkout from the Vidhana Soudha (state assembly).

524. Fuel prices rise for 12th straight day ( News and Blogs )

Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day today, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively.

525. Kumaraswamy to face floor test today ( News and Blogs )

With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.

526. Netherlands 'crucial' partner for India's development, says PM Modi ( News and Blogs )

India and The Netherlands on Thursday explored cooperation across multiple sectors at a CEOs Round Table attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

527. N.Korea threatens to walk away from US summit (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the US if Washington sticks to "unlawful and outrageous acts," Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister said on Thursday.

528. Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college ( News and Blogs )

Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity.

529. Anti-Sterlite stir: uneasy calm in Thoothukudi, tolls mounts to 10 ( News and Blogs )

Tension prevailed in Thoothukudi for the second consecutive day, after the anti-Sterlite protesters clashed with police personnel and set fire to two police vehicles near the Government Hospital, prompting the cops to lathicharge to chase away the unruly mob on Wednesday.

530. Seasonal influenza, an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses ( Health )

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world.

531. UP Govt introduces NCERT textbooks in Madrasas ( News and Blogs )

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved the introduction of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in the Madrasa Board.

532. SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.

533. Fuel price hike burns hole in public's pocket ( News and Blogs )

As the prices of petrol and diesel continued to soar high on Tuesday, the public requested the government to reduce the price as it's affecting their budget.

534. Kerala: Death toll in Nipah virus outbreak rises to 10 ( News and Blogs )

With more people succumbing of symptoms of dreaded Nipah Virus (NiV) in the Coastal district of Kozhikode in Kerala on Tuesday, the death toll caused by high fever rose to ten in the region.

535. Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty' ( News and Blogs )

A four-member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank (WB).

536. BrahMos successfully test-fired under life extension program ( News and Blogs )

India on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast under life extension program along the Odisha coast.

537. Visit these undiscovered travel gems at San Francisco ( Tourism )

Here are some of the undiscovered travel gems you would like explore for jaw dropping views and breath-taking scenic beauty at San Francisco

538. India 6th wealthiest country, says report ( News and Blogs )

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion,preceded by the US,China & Japan in the 1st three positions,according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.

539. Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.

540. Royal wedding: Millions gather to witness the moment ( News and Blogs )

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at noon at St George''s Chapel in Windsor Castle, before travelling through the town in a carriage at 4.30pm IST.

541. Here's the first look of Chapel of the Royal Wedding ( News and Blogs )

The look of the chapel for the Royal wedding is unveiled and the walls are adorned with a lot of flowers.

542. Yeddurappa gets ready for cliffhanger trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The BJP government led by B.S. Yeddyurappa faces a crucial trust vote on Saturday in the Karnantaka Assembly that began its new session with MLAs taking oath with numbers stacked against the ruling party on its own.

543. Missing Congress MLAs are with BJP's MLA Somasekhar Reddy ( News and Blogs )

Two Karnataka Congress MLAs, who had been missing for the past few days, have been located at a Bengaluru hotel with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA G. Somasekhar Reddy, according to sources.

544. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Good battery, near-stock Android delight (Tech Review) ( News and Blogs )

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS debuted in India in 2014 with its Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 devices which were essentially low-cost phones that catapulted the otherwise not-so-popular brand to recognition.

545. Royal Wedding: Priyanka Chopra seen donning plaid suit ( News and Blogs )

Priyanka Chopra, India's very own unofficial representative at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, took to the authentic British plaid with a sass.

546. Meghan Markle to make a statement with her wedding vows ( News and Blogs )

Just a few hours before the most talked about wedding, Kensington Palace released the official vows of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

547. Karnataka turmoil: Floor test at 4 pm tomorrow ( News and Blogs )

B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday, has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.

548. TMC scripts a resounding victory while BJP emerges as main challenger ( News and Blogs )

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) scripted a resounding victory while the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts.

549. Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM with SC nod (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The Bharatiya Janata Party's B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday for the third time was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Raj Bhavan.

550. Bollywood beauties light Cannes red carpet ( News and Blogs )

The ongoing 71st Cannes Film Festival is witnessing some dazzling fashion moments. Just like the previous years, this time as well, many Bollywood beauties flocked to the French city to flaunt their stylish yet elegant looks.

551. Choose the perfect perfume this summer ( Fashion and Beauty )

Select the perfect summer scent from fruity to aqua to spicy, for summer..

552. Yeddyurappa elected BJPLP leader, meets Governor to stake claim to form government ( News and Blogs )

Bharatiya Janata Party Legislature Party which met here on Wednesday elected Mr B S Yeddyurappa as its leader and immediately the party leaders met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claim to form the next government in Karnataka.

553. Nadda, Pradhan to attend Karnataka MLAs meet on Wednesday as central observers: BJP ( News and Blogs )

Union Minister for Oil and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda will attend a party meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday as Bharatiya Janata Party's observers.

554. Congress backs JD-S after Karnataka delivers hung Assembly (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

In a dramatic turn of events after Karnataka delivered a hung Assembly, the Congress on Tuesday announced its backing to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to form a government to prevent the BJP from regaining power in its only southern bastion.

555. Leads suggest BJP may form government in Karnataka ( News and Blogs )

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inching closer towards forming the next government in Karnataka, as it has taken a significant lead so far.

556. BJP leads in Karnataka vote count (Lead) ( News and Blogs )

The BJP was ahead of the ruling Congress on Tuesday as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the Karnataka Assembly election, leaving the JD-S far behind, officials said.

557. Banning lead shot: Good for birds & people (World Migratory Bird Day is May 12-13) ( Animals and Plant Life )

“Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation” is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018, celebrated annually on 12 May. The UN-backed global awareness-raising and environmental education campaign focuses the need for international cooperation to conserve migratory birds.

558. Chidambaram urges states to object 15th Finance Commission ( News and Blogs )

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister's and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.

559. K'taka polls: Cong seeks disqualification of BJP's Sriramulu ( News and Blogs )

The Congress party on Friday asked the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate B Sriramulu from contesting the Karnataka Assembly elections over a viral video allegedly showing him trying to a bribe a former chief justice of India's relative.

560. 'Mahanati': A befitting tribute to a legend (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )

Many episodes from the legendary Telugu-Tamil actress Savitri's life may appear bizarrely improbable.And yet "herein lies the truth" what we see in this sprawling,flamboyant, swaggering spectacular bio-pic.

561. Urban-rural divide key to Karnataka poll outcome ( News and Blogs )

Campaigning in Karnataka has come to an end, with high-intensity rallies being carried out by both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to woo voters in their favour in both rural and urban areas.

562. Surprise! Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi are married ( News and Blogs )

Actress and former beauty queen Neha Dhupia had a hush-hush wedding with actor and "best friend" Angad Bedi, son of ex Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi here on Thursday. She has called it the "best decision" of her life.

563. IMD issues 5-day weather warning across the country ( News and Blogs )

After strong winds lashed Delhi yesterday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday warned of thunderstorms along with hail, squall and heavy rains for the next five days.

564. How to deal with body ordour this summer? ( Fashion and Beauty )

Here are some tips for preventing body odour due to excessive sweating in summer.

565. Walmart-Flipkart deal: Here''s how India will benefit ( News and Blogs )

Putting months of speculation to an end, American retail major Walmart fixed the deal at $16 billion acquiring a significant stake in Indian e-commerce major, Flipkart Group.

566. Amazon invests Rs 2,600-crore more in India to take on Walmart ( News and Blogs )

World's largest e-commerce player Amazon has invested an additional Rs 2,600 crore in its India operations ahead of the US retail giant Walmart taking over the country's e-tail major Flipkart.

567. Anil, Salman, SRK dance their heart out at Sonam's wedding reception ( News and Blogs )

After a star-studded wedding ceremony of actress Sonam Kapoor and Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja, the B-town graced the reception party of the newlywed couple.

568. Vijay Mallya loses over Rs 10,000 cr lawsuit in UK court ( News and Blogs )

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya faced a major setback on Tuesday after he lost a lawsuit filed in London by a consortium of Indian banks seeking to collect the amount of Rs. 10,000 crore amid allegations that he committed massive fraud.

569. India fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018: IMF ( News and Blogs )

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed on Wednesday that India will be the fastest growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 per cent that rises to 7.8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.

570. Radiant in Red, Sonam Kapoor weds Anand Ahuja ( News and Blogs )

And the day is here. Sonam Di Wedding! After much speculations about her bridal look, seems like fashionista Sonam Kapoor has lived up to all the expectations royally.

571. K'taka Polls: Sonia, Yogi, Siddaramaiah to campaign today ( News and Blogs )

In the run-up to the Assembly polls in the state of Karnataka, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are scheduled to visit the state for their election campaign, later today.

572. Warming Antarctic risks diet of Emperor Penguins ( Animals and Plant Life )

The most beautiful birds in Antartic, Emperor Penguins eat a variety of fish but diminishing sea ice in the warming Antarctic means less fish to eat.

573. Thunderstorms accompanied with squall expected in Delhi, Haryana & other states: IMD ( News and Blogs )

Thunderstorms, accompanied with squall, are likely to occur at some places in Delhi and other states of the country on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says in its forecast.

574. 5 books to read before interning abroad ( Books )

Beyond the scenery, the cuisine and the independence, studying abroad offers one a lot of time to expand horizons. Here are five books that one should read while interning abroad.