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.
By Vishal Gulati, Shimla, Aug 29 : Small and less succulent, the apples from Himachal Pradesh this year have been quite a disappointment. Experts, however, say that things will change for the better after the mid-September harvest.
Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor Jayam Ravi, who is currently busy wrapping up "Bogan", is tipped to star in filmmaker Sundar C's Tamil historical fantasy film "Sanghamitra".
New Delhi, Aug 29 : President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Peter Thomson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.
New York, Aug 29 : We may not know it but our brains are actually pretty good at math and they constantly perform complicated calculations to make sense of the world , researchers have found.
Chennai, Aug 29 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been recovering from a leg injury, has started working on his upcoming trilingual comedy "Sabash Naidu". He says he's happy with the progress and thanks well-wishers and physiotherapists.
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Washington, Aug 29 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump challenged Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to release "detailed medical records" and said he would have "no problem" releasing his own.
By Anil K. Rajvanshi: Last week a person who gives out on hire his Dolby music truck for marriages and other functions used a vacant plot near our house to test his equipment.
Washington, Aug 29 : Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the upcoming US Presidential elections will give a long-awaited speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday, after postponing it several times.
San Francisco, Aug 29 : People tend to engage in unpleasant but necessary activities, such as paying bills or doing housework, when they are in a good mood and choose pleasurable activities as a way to feel better when they are in a bad mood, according to new research by a psychologist at Stanford University.
By Anuj Sharma, New Delhi, Aug 29 : LG Electronics is known for trying out fresh and innovative ideas with its smartphones to make them stand out in the crowd.
New York, Aug 29 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Aug 29 : The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday night booked one local Congress staffer, Amal Gupta, in connection with the Murshidabad Medical College fire, which killed at least three, including an infant, on Saturday, official said.
Lauderhill, Florida, Aug 28 : The second T20 match between West Indies and India was called off on Sunday due to rain here.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : Manipur Governor Najma A. Heptulla met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful testing of Scramjet Rocket Engine.
Arghakhanchi, Aug 28 : At least 10 people were killed as jeep in which they were travelling fell around 400 metres down on the bank of a local rivulet in Nepal's Arghakhanchi district on Sunday, media reports said.
Mumbai, Aug 28: By analysing and contemplating the potential Indian market specially for the entry-level performance segment, the Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha is planning to launch the Yamaha MT-03 during the festive season of this year.
Lauderhill, Florida, Aug 28 : After enduring a hammering in the first T20I match of the two-match series against the West Indies, the Indian bowlers put up a disciplined show to bowl out the batting side for 143 runs here on Sunday.
Srinagar, Aug 28 : The Hurriyat Conference Sunday asked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to join the Kashmir Freedom struggle, a day after the ruling PDP appealed to its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani to give her a chance to address the grievances of the people.
New Delhi, Aug 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met three Olympic stars from India wrestler Sakshi Malik, badminton player PV Sindhu and athlete Dipa Karmakar.
Lahore, Aug 28 : At least four militants were killed during a raid conducted by Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore city on Sunday, media reports said.
Lauderhill , Aug 28 : India has won the toss and opted to field first in the second T20 International match against West Indies here.
London, Aug 28 : English football club West Ham United on Sunday confirmed the signing of Italy international strike Simone Zaza.