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The BJP is yet to take a decision on its candidate for the upcoming Presidential poll, even as the party virtually rejected Shiv Sena's proposal for RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to be the ruling combine's nominee.


The next plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern next month, but the chances of any breakthrough on India's entry into the elite group still look slim, given China's persistent opposition to it.


Union home minister Rajnath Singh today assured the Central paramilitary personnel that he will personally check every month that any complaint registered by them on an app launched by his ministry is speedily addressed.

To serve milk and milk products to drive home 'save cow' message
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The RSS' Muslim wing will organise iftars on Fridays in Uttar Pradesh this Ramzan and serve only cow milk and its products to drive home the message of 'save the cow' and that consumption of its meat invites diseases.


A fresh representation has been made to the President on behalf of Calcutta High Court Judge C S Karnan seeking suspension of the Supreme Court order sentencing him to six-month imprisonment for contempt of court, a lawyer representing him has said.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly address -- 'Mann Ki Baat' -- being aired to about 150 countries -- has evoked a "huge response" from people of Indian-origin living abroad, an All India Radio (AIR) director has said.

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The Indian Navy has traced a Maldivian landing craft with six crew members, three days after it went missing while travelling between two islands in the Maldives.

Nantoo Banerjee

Every major international airline from almost every part of the world wants to expand operation in India. The country is witnessing the world’s biggest air traffic growth at over 23 per cent since the end of 2015. In January, this year, the domestic air traffic grew to an all-time record of 25 per cent. Some of the Gulf countries are even lobbying with the government for permission to operate on India’s domestic space making such unusual demand as allowing operational rights in highly security sensitive north eastern parts of the country.

Nitya Chakraborty

As the Narendra Modi Government is busy making preparations for its gala third anniversary at the centre later this month, reports are coming every day of big layoffs in the information technology companies in the country.

One significant indication coming from the just concluded civic elections in the hills is that less and less people can now be enthused to vote for the GJM for achieving a separate Gorkhaland. Not only has Trinamool Congress wrested the Mirik municipality from the GJM, it has opened accounts in all the other three civic bodies as well.  The GJM’s alliance with the BJP, the ruling party at the Centre, did not improve its tally but in fact reduced it.

Participates in sword dance
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US President Donald Trump held talks today with leaders of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies, a day after Washington told their arch rival Iran to dismantle its "network of terrorism".


A former campaign adviser to US President Donald Trump has been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee over accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported on Sunday.


North Korea today test-fired a ballistic missile which travelled some 500 km, just a week after a previous launch sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions.


Australia today gave 7,500 boatpeople until October to prove they are genuine refugees or be kicked out, declaring the "game is up" for illegal arrivals ripping off taxpayers.


Welfare minister Leo Varadkar is leading the race to succeed Enda Kenny as Ireland's first Indian-origin and also openly gay Prime Minister or the Taoiseach, the media reported.


South Korean President Moon Jae-In today announced his picks for finance and foreign ministers while appointing a former diplomat as his top security advisor for his new government.

Los Angeles

In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam.

United Nations

Two Indian peacekeepers will be among 117 military, police and civilian personnel to be honored with a prestigious UN medal awarded posthumously for their courage and sacrifice in the line of duty.


A 43-year-old UK entrepreneur has become the first India-born woman to be elected as a councillor to a ward in the UK.


At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed early today when Taliban fighters stormed multiple security outposts in the volatile southern province of Zabul, officials said, as the insurgents escalate their annual spring offensive.


Bangladesh has arrested 29 people from an LGBT gathering here, a rare crackdown on gays in the conservative Muslim-majority country where homosexuality is prohibited, officials said today.


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena pledged to launch a special investigation to ascertain the truth behind allegations that secret detention centres exist where disappeared people are said to be held.


Pakistani lawyers gave a seven-day deadline to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign on the Panama Papers scandal otherwise they will launch a nationwide movement against him.


A Pakistani actor, Shahid Naseeb, who has numerous television serials to his credit has been forced to become a house painter to make ends meet. "I eat only once a day.


Gunmen have attacked an international guest house in Kabul, killing a German woman and an Afghan guard, the interior ministry said today.
A Finnish woman is missing and presumed to have been kidnapped in the raid late yesterday, officials added.


An Indian national was today arrested here for not carrying travel documents, according to a media report.
The Indian man, who has not been identified, was arrested from F-8 area of Islamabad for not having complete travel documents, Samaa TV reported.


An Indian climber has gone missing on Mount Everest after successfully scaling the world's highest peak, officials in Nepal said today.


Telangana is one of the focus states for BJP for coming to power and the three-day visit of party chief Amit Shah beginning tomorrow would give a push to achieve that goal in the state, a party leader said today.


Goa Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro today attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying minorities in the country are "living in fear" under its rule and no inclusive growth is taking place.

Aligarh (UP)

A property dealer was gunned down by unidentified assailants when he was sitting in his car outside a restaurant at Marris road here, police said today.