Kolkata, Aug 23 :President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday lauded the role of micro-financing banks and said that they have a special challenge and responsibility to ensure equitable growth by addressing the financial needs of the vast unorganised sector.
New Delhi, Aug 23 IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the demise of former President of Singapore S.R.Nathan.
Bengaluru, Aug 23 : Athlete Sudha Singh, who returned from the Rio Olympics with high fever, has tested negative for Zika virus, media reports said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee addressed a function organised to mark the completion of 125 years by Bangiya Sahitya Parishad at Kolkata on Tuesday.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : The Look East policy of the Government has opened new doors of opportunities for entrepreneurs and with it, Act East policy too would open new markets of Myanmar, ASEAN and some other countries for the entrepreneurs of Eastern India, said PresidentPranab Mukherjee here, on Tuesday, while inaugurating the new building of Bharat Chamber of Commerce in presence of Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi, President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce Rakesh Shah and other dignitaries.
Panaji, Aug 23 : : FC GOA has confirmed the signings of Brazilian forward Reinaldo Da Cruz Oliveira and goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : Private sector bank, Yes Bank, has launched its comprehensive portfolio of Credit Cards.
Bangalore, Aug 23 : Bengaluru FC on Tuesday signed Gursimrat Singh on a one-year deal.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : Of late Shahid Kapoor has been working on the looks and the character of his upcoming film 'Padmavati".
Kolkata, Aug 23 : After a break of almost a month, junior golf returns to the City of Joy, which is in all readiness to host the seventh leg of the 2016 season of the Indian Golf Union East Zone Feeder & Sub Junior Tour at the mecca of Indian golf, the Par - 72 Royal Calcutta Golf Club.
Kabul, Aug 23 : At least three Afghan people were killed when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into a NATO forces convoy in Bagram district of Afghanistan on Monday, media reports said.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country's leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter,on Tuesday launched the All New 6th Generation Elantra, which redefines prestige in its class.
New York, Aug 23 : Babies that seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity while babies that exhibit more "cuddliness" and calm down easily are less likely at risk, according to a University at Buffalo study.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : Market sentiment failed to perk up on Tuesday ahead of expiry of August derivative contracts and the speech by Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen that will provide a clue to the economic health of the US, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee launched Akashvani's Maitree Channel in Kolkata, West Bengalon Tuesday.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : Shooting for actor Emraan Hashmi's upcoming movie 'Baadshaho' has started.
Melbourne, Aug 23 :Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Redcore, a privately held Australia-based consulting company that specializes in providing identity and access management services (IAM), as well as security services for Cloud, network management, public key infrastructure, cyber defense, applications and the internet of things.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : The makers of M. S. Dhoni - The Untold Story have launched a new song Besabriyaan from the movie.
Kolkata Aug 23 : Eminent Korean Onco Surgeon Prof Yoon Woo Koh will perform Robotic Surgeries for Head & Neck Cancer and Thyroid cases at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata this week.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Bollywood actor Mahima Choudhury has been crowned the best actress for the movie 'Dark Chocolate' premiered at the Festival of Globe (FOG) in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California.
Nagpur, Aug 23 : After the kickoff of the Land Rover Experience tour in Kochi, followed by Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Aamby Valley and Delhi, Land Rover will continue its adventurous journey in Nagpur.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Arjuna Awardee Subrata Paul feels the present phase is the best moment in his career. "I believe in the present and never look back at the past or pre-empt the future," he says. In a freewheeling interview with www.the-aiff.com, he speaks at length about the value of the Award, the honour, his career so far, India's match against Puerto Rico and much more. Excerpts:
Mumbai, Aug 23 : The makers of A Flying Jatt have launched the new song Chal Chaliye sung by Tanishkaa Sanghvi and the lyrics have been penned by Sachin Sanghvi and Priya Saraiya.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Kerala Blasters today announced the signing of Chadian international midfielder Azrack-Yassine Mahamatto bolster its team for the Indian Super League 2016.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) today visited the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to share their plans for the future structure of Indian Football.
Srinagar, Aug 23 : Two police officers working for a special operation group in Jammu and Kashmir have reportedly resigned from their job, according to media sources.
Mumbai, Aug 23 : Joining the bandwagon now is the cast of Half Girlfriend, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Chetan Bhagat. Also, Mandana Karimi and Kriti Sanon have nailed the song with their moves.
Srinagar, Aug 23 : Fresh protests have erupted in the the Nowgam area of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Tuesday, according to media sources.
Kathmandu, Aug 23 : Returning home, Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi said his visit to India was successful.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in New Delhi to discuss about the worsening flood situation in his state, according to media reports.
Ahmedabad, Aug 23 : : Gujarat assembly speaker Ramanlal Vohra on Tuesday suspended 44 Congress legislatures from the House for the day for creating ruckus over the thrashing of Dalits in Una over cow slaughter, reports said.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit Kashmir on Wednesday to mitigate the unrest that is rocking the region, according to media reports.
Ahmedabad/Junagad, Aug 23 : A senior journalist in Gujarat was allegedly murdered in his own office on Monday night, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Ukraine on the eve of their Independence Day (August 24, 2016).
Mumbai, Aug 23 : The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra's State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to pass a girl with learning disabilities, according to media reports.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Lenskart and Samarpan Foundation have joined hands for conducting a series of eye check ups for Tihar Jail inmates, a release said.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Germany and India are deepening their cooperation on vocational education and skill development in India.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his joy at the ideas he received for his show Mann Ki Baat.
Srinagar, Aug 23 : : A joint delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu Transporters' Union and Oil Tanker Owners' Association called on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Monday evening to discuss various issues confronting them in the light of the prevailing disturbances in ashmir, an official spokesman said.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu will attend the Krishna Pushkaralu festival at Vijayawada on Tuesday.
Vijayawada, Aug 23 : Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday visited Swarna Bharat Trust's Vijaywada centre, where he interacted with the women workers of the organisation.
London, Aug 23 : In probably first ever study of its kind, satellites were used to monitor land surface 'skin' temperatures during a total solar eclipse,Britain's Met office has said.
California, Aug 23 : The VIIRS instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite took this color-enhanced image of the Maple Fire in Wyoming, Aug 21, 2016.
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 23 : An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Myanmar on Tuesday.
New York, Aug 23 : Stressing the need for a 48-hour pause to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Monday urged the United States and Russia to rapidly reach agreement on the security guarantees and operational modalities for a ceasefire there so aid workers can deliver life-saving assistance to those in desperate need.
New York, Aug 23 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian people, the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for having successfully concluded the 2016 Olympic Games.
New York, Aug 23 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is ramping up its response in north-eastern Nigeria, where initial assessments have revealed urgent health problems among populations in areas formerly held by Boko Haram insurgents.
New York, Aug 23 : An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial focusing on destruction of cultural heritage, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on the opening day of the landmark case, which was welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Bengaluru, Aug 22 : After returning from Rio Olympics, athlete OP Jaisha has alleged that she was not provided water by Indian officials while running the marathon.
New York, Aug 22 : A senior United Nations official has cautioned that many Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank are facing a heightened risk of forcible transfer Bedouins as there has been a recent surge in the number of demolitions in the area.
New Delhi, Aug 22 :Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik on Monday shared a selfie on her Twitter page and said she was missing 'proper breakfast'.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee, who is visiting Kolkata, on Monday said that if India wants to make good use of the demographic dividend challenges will have to be converted to opportunity to become a knowledge economy and stress should be laid on innovation.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said more research is crucial to unearth greater scientific understanding of homoeopathy.
Mumbai, Aug 22 : Olympian Dipa Karmakar recently won the nation's hearts with her undying spirit for her game.
Guwahati, Aug 22 : In a ISIS style hit, terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has released a video showing a young man kneeling, asking for help, surrounded by five masked men holding guns.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : Homeopathy is gaining popularly in the country day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine and there are over two lakh practitioners of the system in the country at present said the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Kolkata on Monday.
Toronto, Aug 22 : Toronto mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus for the first time this year, the media reported recently in August quoting the city's public health department.
Udaipur, Aug 22 : Calling upon BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) countries to collaborate for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that it will, in turn, influence the global agenda for strengthening efforts on DRR and resilience.
New Delhi, Aug 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met a delegation of leaders of the Opposition Parties from the State of J&K.
Srinagar, Aug 22 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday urged for reaching out to the people of the state through substantive political and economic measures to address anger and alienation and find a lasting solution to the problems confronting them.