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‘It was like a dream when PM Modi called and congratulated me’: Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu opened India's medals tally at the Olympics on Saturday (July 24) as she bagged a silver in the Women's 49kg category at Tokyo International Forum. Chanu lifted a total of 202 kg (87kg in snatch and 115kg in clean and jerk) d...

COVID-19: India reports 45,230 fresh cases, 496 deaths in last 24 hours

With 45,230 new infections in the last 24 hours, India's total COVID-19 tally reached 82,29,313 on Monday, according to the data by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 496 new deaths, the cumulative toll in the country reached 1,22,6...

Border migrants dropped off at bus stations as authorities struggle to cope

Bus loads of migrants are being dropped off at bus stations in McAllen, Texas with bus tickets to go to their chosen destinations -- amid new reports that authorities are struggling to cope with the backlog of migrants being allowed into the U.S.Footag...

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Pompeo says Republican Party can reclaim America with focus on faith

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday laid out what he sees as the best way forward for the Republican Party and he said the focus should be on faith in God, which has been employed by some of the country's greatest leaders.Pompeo, who is one...

Hong Kong awaits verdict in first national security trial

Hong Kong, China – That Tong Ying-kit buzzed his motorcycle past a cheering crowd and angry police on July 1, 2020, is not in question, nor that his bike wobbled and crashed and injured three police. What consumed most of the 15 days of Tong’s trial on...

The Great Wall of Sand: Sandstorm engulfs ancient city of Dunhuang in China, WATCH viral video here

A 300 feet wall of sand wreaked havoc on the Chinese city of Dunhuang reducing visibility to less than 20 feet across the city, the NBC News reported. The giant sandstorm, struck at about 3pm on July 25, and created dangerous driving conditions and fo...

7th Pay Commission: DA of Central government employees may increase once again – Details inside

Over 1 crore Central government employees and pensioners will receive the increased Dearness Allowance (DA) in the salary of September. The Central government employees and pensioners will also receive the three instalments of DA with their salary. But...

Pelosi insists on ‘no partisanship’ in Jan. 6 committee after rejecting 2 Republicans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Sunday insisted that the Jan. 6 select committee should have "no partisanship," despite rejecting two Republican House members this past week.During an interview on ABC's "This Week," Pelosi told anchor George S...

Boston Beer CEO acknowledges Q2 hard seltzer sales miss – ‘we don’t look very smart’

In this articleSAMBoston Beer CEO David Burwick said Friday the company was surprised by the disappointing second-quarter sales of its Truly hard seltzer, telling CNBC in an interview that management does not "look very smart" after its prior fore...

IPL 2020: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal takes weight off AB de Villiers-Virat Kohli, says Brad Hogg

The rise of Devdutt Padikkal has taken a huge weight off the shoulders of Aaron Finch, AB de Villiers, and skipper Virat Kohli in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Former Australian spin wizard Brad Hogg has said. Royal Challengers Bangalore (R...

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Mumbai emerges as major destination for drug traffickers in NCB’s pan-India operations

Mumbai has emerged as a major destination for drug traffickers, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday, citing that during pan-India operations by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). "Metro cities of India serve as the prime destination for ...

Beto O’Rourke group raises $600,000 for Texas Democrats in DC: report

A group of Texas Democrats staying in Washington, D.C., after leaving the Lone Star State earlier this month will receive about $600,000 to help finance the trip, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Thursday.The money will go toward a $1.5 million fund...

Super Bowl-winning MVP quarterback predicts Mahomes, Chiefs win

Super Bowl-winning MVP quarterback Joe Theismann predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs will win Super Bowl LV over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, as millions watch the showdown between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. "I think P...

Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor to appear before NCB on Sept 26; here’s what to expect

In the alleged Bollywood drugs nexus being investigated by federal agency Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), drug peddlers, several film actors, company executives among others have been summoned and question so far in the case. On Saturday, actresses De...

Investment in space companies hit record $4.5 billion in the second quarter, report says

A Falcon 9 rocket booster lands after launching the company's Transporter-2 rideshare mission on June 30, 2021.SpaceXPrivate investment in space companies hit $4.5 billion in the second quarter, a record for the sector, according to a report on Wednesd...

Ernst, GOP senators blast ‘Bidenomics’ for spinning out of control: ‘that price … it just isn’t right’

FIRST ON FOX: A group of GOP senators led by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, plans to blast "Bidenomics" during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon focused on how Biden's proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill will harm hardworking Americans and co...

Farmers in Haryana’s Jind to carry out tractor rally on Independence Day

Farmers, protesting Centre’s three farm laws since November last year, in Haryana’s Jind will carry out a tractor rally in the city on Independence Day, August 15, said farmer leader Bijendra Sindhu.    "Tractor rally with tableaus would be ...

Red Fort to remain shut for public from July 21 till Independence Day

According to an order from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Red Fort will be shut for the public from July 21 till the Independence Day celebrations are over on August 15. This is longer that the usual duration where the fort is closed for...

Men accused of plot against Michigan governor also discussed ‘taking out’ Virginia Gov. Northam, FBI agent says

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks with reporters at a press conference at the Governor's mansion on February 2, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia.Alex Edelman | Getty ImagesThe men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also discuss...

Download your Aadhaar Card through face authentication – know simple steps here

The Aadhaar number, a 12-digit identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is necessary for day-t0-day tasks. These days, it is also important for taking the COVID-19 vaccines. Online tasks often require your Aadhaar...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and wife test positive for coronavirus

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have both tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced Friday.The couple said they were notified Wednesday that a staff member who worked closely in their living quarters had deve...

Trump White House can’t end census early, judge rules

President Trump won't be allowed to end this year's census a month early after new evidence presented by Census Bureau officials indicates that an early deadline could lead to severe undercounts, a federal judge ruled Friday.U.S. District Judge Lucy Ko...

Women’s T20 Challenge Final: Radha Yadav of Supernovas creates a special record

Radha Yadav had already established herself as a talented left-arm orthodox spinner during the ongoing Women’s T20 Challenge 2020 tournament in Sharjah. In the previous game against Trailblazers, Radha Yadav had managed to defend nine runs in the final...

Larry Elder says California law disqualifying him from recall ballot was designed to get Trump’s tax returns

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder says the California law used to disqualify him from being on the ballot for the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom was originally passed by state lawmakers to force then-President Donald Trump to turn ove...

Rajasthan earthquake: Another quake measuring 4.8 hits Bikaner today

After Wednesday (July 21)'s 5.3 magnitude earthquake, another quake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Rajasthan's Bikaner at 7:42 am on July 22 (Thursday), the National Center for Seismology informed.  On Wednesday, a quake measuring 5.3 on ...

Pelosi says Jan. 6 committee will proceed despite GOP ‘antics’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Thursday said the Jan. 6 committee will continue to seek the truth about the cause of the deadly Capitol attack despite GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy pulling all his Republican members from serving on the panel. "...

Hong Kong awaits verdict in first national security trial

Hong Kong, China – That Tong Ying-kit buzzed his motorcycle past a cheering crowd and angry police on July 1, 2020, is not in question, nor that his bike wobbled and crashed and injured three police. What consumed most of the 15 days of Tong’s trial on...

After Munmun Dutta’s casteist slur, entire cast of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ made to sign undertaking

‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is in the news for one reason or another. A few months ago, actor Munmun Dutta received extreme social media backlash after she used a casteist slur in one of her social media videos. After all the flak, Munmun issued ...

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‘Without taking a single penny from me’: Krushna Abhishek congratulates sister Arti Singh on buying new car on her own

Arti Singh achieved a milestone as she became a proud owner of a swanky car. The Bigg Boss 13 finalist and actor took to her Instagram page and shared a series of photos while posing with her brand new car and beaming with happiness. She was joined by ...

Even with unprecedented gains, the jobs market is still struggling to get back to normal

People enjoy outdoor dining as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New York, February 4, 2021.Jeenah Moon | ReutersAt any other time in U.S. history, creating 12.5 million jobs in nine months would be astonishing. But this is...

MAHATET 2021: Minister Varsha Gaikwad announces Maharashtra TET exam date -Details here

Maharashtra Teacher Eligibility Test, MAHATET 2021 exam schedule has been announced by the Minister of School Education for the state of Maharashtra Varsha Gaikwad. According to the schedule, MAHATET 2021 will be conducted from September 15, 2021. This...

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FAU-G is at big advantage over PUBG Mobile India even before launch, here’s why

The Indian Esports gaming scene is waiting with anticipation as to which game will release first in India, PUBG Mobile or FAU-G. Both games have been plagued by delays, with FAU-G expected to release on October but has still not yet been released. PUBG...

Eid-al-Adha 2021: History, importance, significance of Bakrid and why its celebrated

With all COVID-19 protocols in place, devotees from all over the country offered namaz, on Wednesday, on the occasion of the three-day Eid-al-Adha, Baqreid, or Id-ul-Zuha. Millions of Muslims across the globe celebrate the festival with fervour, which ...

Biden heckled at Terry McAuliffe rally in Virginia: ‘It’s not a Trump rally, let him holler’

President Biden was heckled by an audience member during an appearance in Virginia on Friday and stopped his speech to address the individual."That’s OK, that’s alright, let him talk," Biden said as the crowd began to stir when an unknown individual st...

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Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan brutally trolled for latest photo, find out why

Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira khan has been grabbing headlines with pictures with along with her boyfriend Nupur Shikhare. She also went viral because of a cryptic post after her father’s separation from Kiran Rao. A recent photo posted by Ira had caught ...

CBSE Class 10, 12 Board Exam 2021: Exam dates announced for private candidates

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced that class 10 and class 12 exams for the 'private category' candidates will be held between August 16 and September 15 as per the policy framed by Supreme Court. CBSE said results ...

People are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about the delta variant

A commuter rolls up his sleeve to receive a vaccination shot for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Grand Central Station Terminal train station in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., May 12, 2021.Carlo Allegri | ReutersDr. Angela Rasmussen,...

Mandira Bedi pens heartfelt note for her parents, children after Raj Kaushal’s death, says ‘grateful for my family’

Actor, host and fitness enthusiast Mandira Bedi was stuck with tragedy last month after losing her husband Raj Kaushal. Since then, a grief stricken Mandira has been trying to get back to her life, although she dearly misses her late husband.  Ma...