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Indian men's, women's TT teams win at CWG
Glasgow, July 25 : Indian men's and women's table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Friday.
Gaza toll reaches 835
Gaza, July 25 : The toll in the ongoing Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has escalated to 835, with more than 5,300 injured, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said Friday.
Seven die in IAF helicopter crash
Lucknow, July 25 : An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed Friday in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, killing all seven people on board, police said.
Bengal seeks JE vaccination drive in Cooch Behar
Kolkata, July 25 : The West Bengal government has requested the central government to launch a mass vaccination programme for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the Cooch Behar district in the state's northern part, which is in the grip of the disease, an official said Friday.
Centre asks UPSC aspirants for patience, protests continue
New Delhi, July 25 : The government Friday appealed to the UPSC aspirants to be patient about their demand for scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), adding that no injustice will be done to them.
McDonald's Japan withdraws chicken products of Chinese origin
Tokyo, July 25 : The Japanese subsidiary of McDonald's Friday announced the withdrawal of all its chicken products sourced from China, following the expired meat scandal that led to the closure of Chinese meat processing firm Husi.
Bengal encephalitis toll mounts, three health officials suspended
Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 : Blaming health officials in north Bengal for keeping the higher-ups in the dark about the spread of encephalitis, the West Bengal government Friday suspended three senior officials even as three more people died of the disease since Thursday night, taking the toll to 113.
Adverse weather kills 50 soldiers in Siachen
New Delhi, July 25 : Fifty Indian soldiers have died in Siachen since the start of 2011 due to adverse weather, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
Odisha villagers meet Oram, seek tribal status
Bhubaneswar, July 25 : A Jhodia community delegation from Odisha Friday submitted a memorandum to union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram in New Delhi, seeking tribal status.
Cease 'activities' in Pakistani Kashmir, China told
New Delhi, July 25 : China has been told to cease its "activities" in Pakistani Kashmir, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
Salman Khan to endorse pipe maker Astral
Mumbai, July 25 : Bollywood's "Dabangg" star, whose "Kick" is attracting Indian cine-goers to the box office, has been appointed the brand ambassador for plumbing pipe major Astral Poly Technik Ltd.
Netherlands to receive 74 more MH17 bodies
The Hague, July 25 : Two more planes with a total of 74 bodies of the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airline flight MH17 will reach Eindhoven Airport late Friday.
Government studying ideas to cut stress in military
New Delhi, July 25 : The government is studying recommendations on how to manage stress among young army officers, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
Myanmar's third ethnic summit begins
Yangon, July 25 : The third Myanmar ethnic summit began Friday in the country's northernmost Kachin state.
CWG: Malaika wins India silver in 10m air pistol
Glasgow, July 25 : Shooter Malaika Goel won India its fourth silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, finishing second behind Singapore's Shun Xie Teo in the women's 10-metre air pistol at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday.
Tripura undecided about new chief secretary
Agartala, July 25 : The Left Front government in Tripura is yet undecided on naming successor to chief secretary Sanjay Kumar Panda, who will join the central government next week, an official said here Friday.
Tortoise keeps Neelu, Pooja busy on TV sets
Mumbai, July 25 : "Diya Aur Baati Hum" actors Neelu Vaghela and Pooja Singh are a tad distracted on the sets of the show these days, courtesy a new guest!
Unfortunate times for Divyanka Tripathi
Mumbai, July 25 : Telly actress Divyanka Tripathi, who plays Ishita in "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", seems to be going through a bad phase. After losing her expensive belongings on the show's set due to rain, now she has been stung by a bee while shooting a sequence in a resort.
Sonam, Fawad to make 'Entertainment Ke Liye...' finale 'Khoobsurat'
Mumbai, July 25 : "Khoobsurat" actors Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan will lend glamour to the finale episode of reality show "Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega" as part of the promotions of their forthcoming movie.
BJP blames Mamata government for encephalitis deaths
Kolkata, July 25 : With northern West Bengal gripped with encephalitis syndrome that has claimed over 100 lives so far, the BJP Friday held the Trinamool Congress government responsible for the malady acquiring epidemic proportions.
DRDO to open centres in academic institutes
New Delhi, July 25 : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) plans to set up advanced technology centres in prominent academic institutes including IITs, parliament was told Friday.
Indian vessels protect fishermen: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, July 25 : Navy and Coast Guard ships are deployed continuously in Palk Bay off Tamil Nadu to protect Indian fisherman from attacks on the sea, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
Biocon net up nine percent in Q1
Bangalore, July 25 : India's biotech major Biocon Ltd. reported net profit of Rs.103 crore for the first quarter (April-June) of fiscal 2014-15, registering nine percent year-on-year (YoY) growth from Rs.94 crore in the same quarter last year.
Ukrainian cabinet appoints acting PM
Kiev, July 25 : The Ukrainian cabinet Friday appointed Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as acting prime minister, one day after Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation from the post.
Sena MP's bid to force-feed fasting Muslim unfortunate: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 25 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said the incident of a Shiv Sena MP trying to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer of Maharashtra Sadan was "regrettable and unfortunate".
'Hindu Nation' comments trigger uproar in Goa
Panaji, July 25 : Controversial comments made by two ministers of the BJP-led Goa government, one wishing for a Hindu nation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and another claiming India is already one, created an uproar both in the state assembly and across social media Friday.
Ravindra Jadeja fined 50 percent match fee for Anderson incident
Dubai/Mumbai, July 25 : India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct by match referee David Boon and fined 50 percent of his match fee for his involvement in an incident with England's James Anderson during the second day of the first cricket ...
Arunachal, Kashmir are India's, China told
New Delhi, July 25 : India has clearly told China that Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir "are integral and inalienable parts of India", Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
Lucknow woman's family stages sit-in, demands CBI probe
Lucknow, July 25 : The family of a Lucknow woman, who was murdered last week, Friday began an indefinite sit-in here, trashing police investigations and demanding the case be handed over to the CBI.
UPSC protest: Commuters hassled by shut Metro stations
New Delhi, July 25 : Thousands of commuters Friday faced a harrowing time as the Delhi Metro shut two of its busy stations for more than two hours following a protest by UPSC aspirants.