New York, Aug 29 : The United Nations rights expert on the situation of human rights in Iran has expressed outrage over the execution of 12 people on drug-related charges, just days after he had publicly appealed to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the capital punishment.
New York, Aug 29 : While congratulating the people and Government of Gabon for the holding of a peaceful and orderly presidential election on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday also urged all Gabonese to accept the poll results.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Renowned film producer Sajid Nadiadwala feels that actress Jacqueline Fernandez is exceptionally lucky for his banner 'Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment'.
Panaji, Aug 29 : FC Goa are on their way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to prepare for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League season.
London, Aug 29 : Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie will leave as the first coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the end of the 2016 season.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Gearing up for the upcoming season of the ISL, Delhi Dynamos on Monday announced the return of the UEFA Champions League winner Florent Malouda as their Marquee player.
Guwahati, Aug 29 : : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday called on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in North Block at Central Secretariat in New Delhi and apprised him of the devastating floods that lashed the State and sought Centre's assistance by the way of releasing funds quickly.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : The Indian National Team had their first practice session at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on Monday.
Jammu, Aug 29 : Maintaining that violence will not help resolve issues, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that peace and dialogue is the only way forward towards addressing the Kashmir imbroglio.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : After the row over Udta Punjab, the Censor Board has once again paved way for controversy with its recommendation of editing some scenes of upcoming film 'Baar Baar Dekho' starring Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif.
Guwahati, Aug 29 : : Assam government on Monday said it will appoint over 11,000 elementary teachers soon.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday unveiled the first look of his upcoming film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
New Delhi, Aug 29 : A seven-member Expert Committee under the chairmanship of T V S N Prasad, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for exploring the other possible alternatives to Pellet Guns as Non-lethal Weapons submitted its report to the Union Home SecretaryRajiv Mehrishi here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Government of India accords high priority to investment in infrastructure, manufacturing and service sectors.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will launch Maha-Yatra in Uttar Pradesh on Sept 6, the party announced on Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Indian benchmark indices began the week on a positive note despite weak global cues on Monday, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Monday said that it was a privilege to unveil the statue of M. Sreenivasan, who would be remembered for his service to his beloved people of Kerala through the spread of education.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Sau Aasman song from the film Baar Baar Dekho was shot in the beautiful locations of Thailand.
Kabul/Sydney, Aug 29 : Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop on Monday confirmed that an aid worker, who was kidnapped in Afghanistan, has been released.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Four Indian athletes- PV Sindhu,Jitu Rai,Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar- were conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Monday.
Pune, Aug 29 : DSK Shivajians Football Club on Monday announced the signing of striker Kim Song Yong for the forthcoming season.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Rock On, that released today, 8 years ago taught us how life is to be lived with passion.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Four agreements were signed between India and Myanmar on Monday in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw, according to media reports.
Mumbai / Kolkata, Aug 29 : Ratan Tata, Vijay Kelkar and Nandan Nilekani have come together to establish a technology enabled financial inclusion vehicle, Avanti Finance, which will be focused on delivering affordable and timely credit to under-served and un-served segments in India.
By Mudita Girotra, New Delhi, Aug 29 : The plays performed during the fifth edition of Hriday Manch 2016 contained comedy and drama suitable for the masses and failed to impress those looking for sense and intellect. There was much use of slapstick to convey hypocrisy in the society.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Following their agitation against rights abuses and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Baloch activists will on Tuesday stage protests in three German cities to mark the International Day of the Disappeared.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : There is still time for Su Real's new album "Twerkistan" to release, but the music producer shared a glimpse of what's in store by releasing the first track of the album on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : After being conferred the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, awardee gymnast Dipa Karmakar said that the joy has doubled as her coach Bishweshwar Nandi also received the Dronacharya award here on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Rio Olympics medallists -- shuttler P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and gymnast Dipa Karmakar along with shooter Jitu Rai were conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards -- the country's highest sporting honour-- here on Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been receiving a rave response for the trailer of "Pink", found motivation for her emotionally invigorating role in the forthcoming movie in a performance by international singer Lady Gaga.
New York, Aug 29 : A smartphone speech recognition software can write text messages three times faster than humans, say researchers, adding that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps.
Agra, Aug 29 : A 12 feet long python caused panic on the Agra-Mathura highway on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : President Elect of the UNGA Peter Thomson met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.
Dhaka, Aug 29 : Visiting Bangladesh for the first time, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : The Indian Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government and its minister Azam Khan for the latter's remarks on the Bulandshahr rape case, according to media reports.
Srinagar, Aug 29 : The encounter, which broke out between security forces and terrorists in Kashmir's Baramullah district on Monday, has ended.
Though over a year has passed since the signing of the 'historic Naga peace accord' or the 'framework agreement' (as it was later termed) between the Government of India (GoI) and the Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), the 'framework' has not been finalised yet, by either party. The 'framework agreement' was signed on August 3, 2015, by the GoI interlocutor for Naga talks R.N. Ravi and 'general secretary' of the NSCN-IM Thuingaleng Muivah in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in New Delhi, after nearly 18 years and over 80 rounds of negotiations under ceasefire. Though most of the actual contents of the 'agreement' was not made public, GoI had affirmed that the 'framework agreement' was not a final settlement, and details would be disclosed in the succeeding six months. Regrettably, this remains a distant dream.
At least 13 persons- seven students, one professor, two security guards of the University, and three Security Force (SF) personnel - were killed and another 45 persons, including 36 students and staff members and nine SF personnel, were injured when terrorists carried out an attack targeting the well guarded American University of Afghanistan in capital Kabul. The attack, which commenced at 18:30 AST [Afghanistan Standard Time] on August 24, 2016, after the attackers exploded a car bomb at a University entry gate, stormed into the University complex and opened gunfire, lasted for almost 10 hours. The SFs eliminated two terrorists, bringing an end to the attack. There were about 750 students in the University compound at the time of the attack. According to reports, the attackers had made their way past the University's armed guards and watchtowers, lobbing grenades and checking out their maps.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Recognising it's efforts for developing football at the grassroot level, the 'Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society' (SMSES) has been bestowed with National Sports Award 'Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar', for 'Sports for Development' by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : After receiving critical acclaim and commercial success for Mastram, writer-director Akhilesh Jaiswal is all set to commence work on his next film.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Actress Nargis Fakhri had a cute visitor on her film sets, pioneer of the castaway genre of novels and films Robinson Crusoe's best friend, the friendly parrot Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Union Tourism and Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma clarified on Monday that he was speaking "out of concern" for foreigners, especially women, visiting India as tourists, when he spoke about the safety guidelines to be followed while in India.
Mumbai, Sept 29 : The Winter/Festive edition of Lakme Fashion Week saw a spectacular showcase of shimmering silhouettes on the runway, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee's 'Illuminate' Grand Finale at Mehboob Studios was a befitting tribute to the trend of the season.
Dubai, Aug 29 : Ireland captain William Porterfield says he wants his team to finish on top of the table in the ICC Intercontinental Cup as his side gears up for the match against Hong Kong in Belfast from Aug 30 to Sept 2.
Srinagar, Aug 29 : Authorities on Monday lifted curfew across the Kashmir Valley, except in Puwlama and some areas of Srinagar, after 52 days since the ongoing unrest began on July 9, officials said.
Kolkata, Aug 29 : Two days after a blaze killed three lives in Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, another major fire broke out in state-run Sambhunath Pandit Hospital in Kolkata on Monday, reports said.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : Actors Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Fadnavis have an important announcement to make.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : No toll was collected for the second day at the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway, on Monday, after a group of BJP supporters continued to stage protests, according to media reports.
Kolkata, Aug 29 : The West Bengal Assembly on Monday gave its nod to rename the state to 'Bangla' as its Bengali name and 'Bengali' in English, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : An FIR has been filed against musician Vishal Dadlani in Ambala for his alleged disrespect to religious sentiments following his tweet on a Jain monk addressing the Haryana Assembly over the weekend, the media reported on Monday.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : The makers of the film Anna, which is a biopic on Anna Hazare, released the first look of the movie.
Mumbai, Aug 29 : The makers of Akira have released the new look of Sonakshi Sinha from the film.
Srinagar, Aug 29 : : An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Kashmir's Baramullah district on Monday, reports said.
Srinagar, Aug 29 : The marathon curfew that left Kashmir almost crippled for 52 days, was lifted on Monday morning, except in Pulwama district, reports said.
Los Angeles, Aug 29 : A shooting rumour triggered panic in Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on Sunday night, as passengers ran for safety, reports said.
Los Angeles, Aug 29 : Reports of shots fired inside the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) were shared by social media users, triggering panic at the facility even as the police said the reports were unconfirmed and they are investigating it.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of National Sports Day.
London, Aug 29 : The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery disease and stroke, says yet another study on the diet's impact.
New Delhi, Aug 29 : The world's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251" has got competition. At Rs 501, ChampOne C1 device has a fingerprint scanner and packs in 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory.
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Aug 29 : Chandigarh's famous landmark, the Sukhna Lake, is fighting for survival.