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J&K: At least one civilian killed as Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch

At least one civilian killed, and another injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Balakote & Mendhar sectors of Poonch district at about 2:00 AM on Wednesday.  Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with Small Arms &amp...

US announces visa restrictions for Chinese govt officials over access to Tibet

United States Secretary of State  Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced visa restrictions on People's Republic of China (PRC) and  Chinese Communist Party officials under he Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, 2018. Today I am announcing visa restric...

Coronavirus going airborne? WHO acknowledges ’emerging evidence’ from 239 scientists in 32 countries

In a mildly alarming update, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday acknowledged that there is "evidence emerging" which shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus might be spreading 'airborne', leading to a whole new timorous dimension to the ragin...

West Bengal: Complete lockdown in containment zones, buffer zones of Kolkata, South 24 Parganas from July 9

The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9 as the number of cases continues to rise in the state.  Officials sai...

Somaliland, next to China’s only military base in Indian Ocean establishes ties with Taiwan

Somaliland, a full-fledged functioning de facto independent country in the horn of Africa, has established ties with Taiwan. What is significant is that Somaliland borders Djibouti that host many foreign bases including the only base foreign base of Ch...

PM Modi pays tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid homage to Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, on his birth anniversary and said that his thoughts and ideals give strength to millions across the country. "I bow to Dr Syama Prasa...

‘Do it your way’: Joe Root’s advice to stand-in skipper Ben Stokes for clash against West Indies

In the absence of Joe Root, stand-in England captain Ben Stokes says that the skipper has given him a piece of advice ahead of Wednesday`s clash against West Indies. Root, who is missing the match for the birth of his second child has told Stokes to p...

Remember this? Last song Saroj Khan choreographed was with Madhuri Dixit-Nene

Saroj Khan passed away after cardiac arrest around 2 am. The choreographer is best remembered for her work with Madhuri Dixit-Nene. For the uninitiated, Saroj Khan was one of the reasons Madhuri became the 'Dhak Dhak' girl (after Dixit's song 'Dhak Dha...

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‘Do it your way’: Joe Root’s advice to stand-in skipper Ben Stokes for clash against West Indies

In the absence of Joe Root, stand-in England captain Ben Stokes says that the skipper has given him a piece of advice ahead of Wednesday`s clash against West Indies. Root, who is missing the match for the birth of his second child has told Stokes to p...

Wolves vs Arsenal, Premier League: Live streaming, WOL v ARS Dream11, time in India (IST) & where to watch on TV

Wolves faces Arsenal tonight in the Premier League. While the Gunners will be eyeing back-to-back wins, the home side will be keen on closing the gap on top 4 again. When and where to watch Wolves vs Arsenal Where and when is the&nbsp...

Home Ministry permits universities to hold final term exams maintaining COVID-19 guidelines

The Union Home Ministry on Monday allowed universities to conduct the long-pending end-of-term examinations, but only on conditions complying with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) guidelines laid down by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfar...

Premier League: 18-year-old Bukayo Saka signs long-term contract with Arsenal

Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal securing his future with the club.  The 18-year-old has been with the club since the age of seven and has come through the ranks at Hale End academy. He has made an impressive impact th...

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Dil Bechara’ is most-liked trailer on YouTube in less than 24 hours, beats ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi's Dil Bechara trailer dropped on Monday and already has 21 million views on YouTube in its 16th hour of being public. Fans of Sushant made sure that their idol's last film is showered with as much love and suppor...

Somaliland, next to China’s only military base in Indian Ocean establishes ties with Taiwan

Somaliland, a full-fledged functioning de facto independent country in the horn of Africa, has established ties with Taiwan. What is significant is that Somaliland borders Djibouti that host many foreign bases including the only base foreign base of Ch...

‘Thank you for all duas and blessings’: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pays tribute to ‘dance guru’ Saroj Khan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan paid a moving tribute to late choreographer Saroj Khan. She mentioned how everybody loved the 'dance guru' in the film industry. Aishwarya also sent across a lot of love, remembering how she learnt under 'masterji'. Aishwarya sh...

These videos of Sushant Singh Rajput playing with kids will melt your heart

It is going to be almost a month since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide. Various videos and images have been going viral ever since the news of his demise was made public. A few videos of the actor with children have recently been g...

‘Whole lifetime can lead to a moment’: Pooja Batra and Nawab Shah celebrate their first wedding anniversary

Pooja Batra and Nawab Shah entered marital bliss in 2019. The couple had a private wedding ceremony at Arya Samaj in Delhi and they announced their social media pages. They tied the knot after a whirlwind romance and it's all about showering love on ea...

Was Modi’s visit to hospital in Leh ‘staged’? Here’s why ‘Liberal’ Twitterati need to calm down

Days after a violent face-off between India and China near the Line of Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh's Galwan valley which left several jawans injured, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Friday made a surprise visit to Ladakh to take stock of the si...

Maharashtra adds 5,368 new COVID-19 cases in its tally, 204 more succumb to infection

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,11,987 on Monday with the state adding 5,368 new cases, while more than 200 patients succumbed to the infection.  According to the state health department, the fatality count increased to 9,206 with 204 new ...

Somaliland, next to China’s only military base in Indian Ocean establishes ties with Taiwan

Somaliland, a full-fledged functioning de facto independent country in the horn of Africa, has established ties with Taiwan. What is significant is that Somaliland borders Djibouti that host many foreign bases including the only base foreign base of Ch...

NSA Ajit Doval monitoring border situation; India-China standoff to be resolved soon: Centre

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval is monitoring the India and China border situation continuously with the Indian Army and the standoff between the troops of two countries is expected to be resolved amicably soon, government sources said. The...

Happy birthday Ranveer Singh: Fans shower praises on actor, celebrate in style

Ranveer Singh celebrates his birthday under lockdown this year. Meanwhile, his fans have been making the most out of the special day. Not only did they send across their wishes to Ranveer, but also celebrated the actor's birthday themselves. A fan sha...

Oscars 2021: ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ helmer Ashutosh Gowariker to be part of AMPAS again with Hrithik Roshan, Neeta Lulla

A few days back it was announced that Hrithik Roshan, Alia Bhatt, Neeta Lulla, Sandeep Kamal are among Indians who have been invited by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Ashutosh Gowariker, whose 2001 directorial Lagaan made it to Ac...

Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law launches ‘Nepometer’ to track nepotism in Bollywood

The sudden death of Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, by suicide, sparked a debate of nepotism in the industry and now Sushant's brother-in-law, Vishal Kirti, husband of his elder sister Shweta Singh Kirti, has decided to add more fuel to the fire with ...