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In Modi, Trump has a leader he can truly work with: experts

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a leader, US President Donald Trump can truly work with and the two should communicate in their first meeting the desire to advance bilateral relations while addressing concerns over H1B work visas, experts here have said. "The visit of Prime Minister Modi couldn't come at a more opportune time. President Trump badly needs both an opportunity to bolster his presidency and a clear achievement to add to his win column. In India, Trump has a natural...

Srikanth reaches 3rd successive Super Series final

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Sydney

Kidambi Srikanth continued his dream run and grabbed a third successive Super Series final spot at the Australian Open with a straight-game victory over China's Shi Yuqi here today. Srikanth, who had reached the summit clash in Singapore and Indonesia, joined Indonesia's Sony Dwi Kuncoro, Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, the Chinese duo of Chen Long and Lin Dan to become only the fifth player in the world to contest three successive Super Series finals. A former World No.3, Srikanth, who had reached...

Modi embarks on three-nation tour

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to boost bilateral ties. The highlight of his four-day visit will be the US leg as Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington. Ahead of his US visit, Modi said he looked forward to the opportunity of having an in-depth exchange of views. "My...

EC disqualifies MP minister Narottam Mishra for 3 years

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The Election Commission (EC) today disqualified senior Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure. An EC spokesperson confirmed that Mishra had been disqualified for three years from today. His election from the Datia Assembly constituency also stands void. Rajendra Bharti of the Congress had alleged that Mishra, a close aide of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, had not filed certain details in his election expenditure in the 2008 polls. The EC had served notice to Mishra on January 15,...

DU announces first cut-off list

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi University has announced its first cut-off list for the academic year 2017-18 for merit-based undergraduate courses, with many registering a drop in cut-offs across colleges. The highest was 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics in SGTB Khalsa College. In humanities stream, Khalsa again set the highest cut- off at 99 per cent for BA (Hons) Political Science, according to the list available on DU website. While Miranda House's cut-off for BA (Hons) Economics is 97.25 per cent, B Com (Hons) cut-off...

Modi to be first world leader to have WH dinner with Trump

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Washington

Seeking to "roll out a red- carpet welcome" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under the administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. This will be the first dinner for a...

Over 140 people feared buried in China landslide

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Beijing

Over 140 people were feared buried today after a massive landslide smashed into their homes in southwest China's Sichuan Province after which rescuers frantically scoured through the rubble for survivors. The landslide from a high part of a mountain in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba hit Xinmo Village in Maoxian County at about 6 AM, blocking a 2 km section of a river and burying 1,600 metres of road. The landslide smashed into 46 homes, where about 141 people were...

JK lynching: Cops form SIT, arrest five of 12 identified

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police today formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the lynching of an officer outside Jamia Masjid here and said it has arrested five of the 12 persons identified in connection with the crime. "An SIT headed by an officer of the rank of superintendent of police has been formed for speedy investigation of the lynching incident in which Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was killed on the night of June 22," a police official...

Monsoon session of Parliament from July 17 to Aug 11

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

The monsoon session of Parliament will commence on July 17, the day voting for the presidential election will take place. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended holding the session from July 17 to August 11, according to sources in the committee. The CCPA meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, was held last evening after NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers. The House may not function on the first day of the session on account of...

EC to continue hearing office of profit case against AAP MLAs

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

In a major jolt to the AAP, the Election Commission has ruled that it will continue hearing a plea against the party's nearly two dozen MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit, despite the Delhi High Court setting aside their appointment as parliamentary secretaries. The office of profit petition was filed against 21 AAP MLA. Later, proceedings were dropped against Jarnail Singh after he resigned as the Rajouri Garden MLA to contest Assembly polls in Punjab. The EC order stated that the...

BAT team carried special daggers, headband cameras to record terror attack

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Jammu

The Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT), which attacked an Indian Army patrol after crossing the LoC, was made up of special forces' men and terrorists who were armed with 'special daggers' and headband cameras for recording the strike in Poonch district. The attack on June 22 left two Indian soldiers dead while one BAT member was killed in retaliatory action by Indian troops. Army troops during search and sanitation operations, recovered the body of a member of the BAT team along the...

Five STF jawans injured in gunbattle with Maoists in Sukma

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Raipur

Five special task force (STF) personnel were today injured in a fierce gunbattle with Maoists in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the police said. The encounter is still going on, they added. The exchange of fire is underway between a joint team of security forces and ultras in the interior forests of Chintagufa police station area, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI. "As per the preliminary information, five STF jawans have sustained injuries in the encounter,"...

Trump realises India has been "force for good" in world: top official

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | PTI | Washington

On the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, the Trump administration has dismissed reports that it has been ignoring India, saying President Donald Trump realises that the country has been a "force for good" in the world and ties with it were important. "I think that it would be wrong to say that this administration has been ignoring or not focused on India," a senior administration official told reporters ahead of the two-day Modi visit from June 25. The Prime...

NCR to get new international airport at Jewar

Saturday, 24 June 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

The National Capital Region (NCR) will get a new international airport in the next five years at Jewar, located in the Gautam Budh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital city of New Delhi. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi announced that the project -- Noida International Airport -- has received an "in-principle approval" and is expected to be developed in phases with the initial stage sporting one runway and a terminal building. The new facility, expected to be spread across 3,000...

TCS, Hyderabad Engg college sign pact for collaboration

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | Hyderabad

The city-based JNTUH College of Engineering and IT major TCS on Saturday signed a MoU under which they will collaborate in various areas. “Under the MoU, TCS shall support the JNTUH students and teachers through industry-oriented workshops, faculty development schemes, student internships and projects, and research fellowships. The...

Samsung pledges support to ‘Safe India’ campaign

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Mobile handset maker Samsung India has pledged support to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ drive to reduce road accidents, especially those that happen due to irresponsible usage of mobile phones. A nationwide campaign ‘Safe India’ to sensitise people about responsible use of mobile phones while on the road...

Massive landslide in China; six killed

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | Beijing

At least six people were killed and over 100 others remained missing after a mountain village was on Saturday buried under tonnes of rocks following a massive landslide in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The landslide from a high part of a mountain in Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba hit...

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | AP | Riyadh

A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said on Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as well as...

Thousands evacuated as 27 high-rise towers fail safety test in UK

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | London

Thousands of residents were on Saturday evacuated from four housing towers as the UK Government in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze found 27 high-rise residential blocks across Britain unsafe. Residents of 650 flats in four tower blocks on an estate in the Swiss Cottage area of north London...

Globe trotting

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | Agencies

Over 60 ultras held in Pakistan ahead of Eid Lahore: Pakistani security forces have arrested more than 60 terrorists; the suspect were plotting to launch attacks in the run up to Eid in the country’s relatively peaceful Punjab province. The arrests were made over the past few days as part of...

Indian-origin Sikh woman becomes first turbaned judge in Canada

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | Toronto

An Indian-origin Sikh woman human rights activist has been appointed a judge of the Canadian Supreme Court of British Columbia in New Westminster, the first turbaned Sikh to be appointed to the judiciary of the country. Palbinder Kaur Shergill, a sole practitioner with Shergill & Company, has extensive trial and appellate...

Man steals from mosque, says matter between him and god

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

A man has stolen Rs 50,000 from the donation box of a mosque in Pakistan and left a letter, saying it is between him and the god and no one should poke their nose in the matter. The incident occurred last night in Jamia Masjid Sadiqul Madina in Khanewal district in...

Saudi-led demands not reasonable, says Qatar

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | AFP | Doha

Qatar said on Saturday that a 13-point list of demands made by Saudi Arabia and its allies impinged on its sovereignty and failed to meet US expectations they be “reasonable”. The four Arab Governments delivered the demands to Qatar through Kuwait on Thursday, more than two weeks after severing all ties...

Arab States do not seek ‘regime change’ in Qatar

Sunday, 25 June 2017 | AP | Dubai

A top United Arab Emirates official says the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country’s leadership but are willing to cut ties with it if it does not agree to their demands. Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told reporters in Dubai on...

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DU admissions to continue till June 28; 2nd cut-off list on July 1

25 Jun 2017 | Shipra Parashar/ Srishti Garg | New Delhi

With Delhi University declaring its first cut-off list on Friday, SGTB Khalsa college came out with the highest 99.66 per cent for BSc (Hons) Electronics...

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Max Hospital initiates regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’

25 Jun 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A regimented protocol of ‘Fast Track Bypass surgeries’ in which a patient can get discharged in three days has been initiated by the Max hospital here. Addressing media persons Senior Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (CTVS), Dr Manish Meswani said that Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) involves counselling of patient and fast tracking the conventional processes...

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