Pradhan to take up crude price issue at OPEC Vienna meet

NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will raise India's concerns about rising crude oil prices at the meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to be held in Vienna later this month, the Minister said on Monday.

My illness delayed Goa going plastic free by 2018: Parrikar

Stating that his mission to make Goa plastic free by 2018 was delayed because of his illness, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said the state government will take strong steps to achieve the target.

Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings
MELBOYRNE: Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC's latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England.
Jaitley lauds GDP growth, says job creation is on track

DELHI: In yet another long blog, Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday lauded the fourth quarter GDP growth of 7.

Poland celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

WARSAW: Around three thousand people on Sunday celebrated the Fourth International Yoga Day in Poland, a country where yoga has almost become a way of life for many citizens.

Using policemen for personal work won't be allowed: Kerala CM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday made it clear that senior police officials won't be allowed to use policemen for their personal work.

108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

JODHPUR: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday.

Taliban resume attacks on Afghan forces as truce ends

KABUL: The Taliban on Monday resumed attacks on Afghan security forces after the armed outfit's three-day ceasefire ended the previous night, police said.

Tripura Assembly to begin budget session on Tuesday

AGARTALA: The Tripura Assembly will begin its 11-day budget session from Tuesday, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das said here on Monday.

Ranbir an inspiration for the coming generation: Paresh Rawal

MUMBAI: While Ranbir Kapoor has been vocal about how inspiring it has been to work with Paresh Rawal in "Sanju", the veteran actor believes the young star is an inspiration for the new generation.

2 militants killed in J&K

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, a defence official said.

Kejriwal continues sit-in protest

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday continued his sit-in protest at the Lt.

Melania Trump speaks against border child separations

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico border, media reports said.

Telangana rural body chief arrested for kicking woman

HYDERABAD: Police in Telangana's Nizamabad district on Monday arrested the chief of a rural local body for kicking a woman over a property issue.

Samsung spent $13.6bn on taxes globally in 2017

SEOUL: South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics spent $13.

Fire in container ship extinguished

KOLKATA: The raging fire in MV SSL Kolkata that began on June 14 night in the Bay of Bengal was finally extinguished on Sunday, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.

Delhi Minister Jain shifted to hospital

NEW DELHI: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was on an indefinite hunger since Tuesday, was shifted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here late on Sunday night, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

7 killed in Punjab accident

CHANDIGARH: At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab's Amritsar city, police said.

Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

KABUL: A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night.

3 killed in Japan quake

TOKYO: At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.

US Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children

WASHINGTON: US Democrat lawmakers have expanded their campaign highlighting President Donald Trump's administrations forced separation of migrant children from their families at the Mexico border, a media report said.

Two Chinese nationals arrested in Bihar for liquor consumption

PATNA: Two Chinese nationals were arrested here for violating the liquor prohibition imposed by the Bihar government over two years ago, police said on Monday.

Indian Government ends ceasefire in Kashmir, Valley residents shocked

NEW DELHI: As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state.

Indian truck operators start nation wide indefinite strike

KOLKATA: Truck owners and operators launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday against increasing diesel prices and a sharp hike of third party insurance premium.

Amritsar will be tourism capital of North India, says Navjot Sidhu

AMRITSAR: Announcing that Amritsar will be made the Tourism capital of Northern India, Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Tourism and cultural Affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that all measures were being taken to unlock the potential of Amritsar and give visitors a programmed visit to this place and tourism spots of surrounding areas.

Overseas Indian sets up region's first Tech based Dairy Farm in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Fifty -four year-old Deepak Gupta, was till recently based in Singapore, heading the commodities business in Asia for Agri-Major Cargill.

Rayat Bahra Group introduces new vocational courses

DHARAMSHALA: Rayat-Bahra group of institutions, which has 18 years of excellence in academics, has decided to introduce a series of new courses of study keeping in view the demand of the employment market.

Punjab CM condemns Khaira for backing secessionist reffrendum 2020

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly condemned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for backing secessionism with his categorical support for Sikh Referendum 2020, propounded by Sikh radicals for the creation of Khalistan.

Congress legislators rap Khaira for supporting ‘referendum’ 2020

CHANDIGARH, June 16: Senior Congress leaders and legislators today lashed out at Sukhpal Singh Khaira, the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha for his open and blatant support to the ‘Referendum 2020’ that aims at seceding Punjab from India and dividing the country along religious lines once again.

US warns of terror attacks during FIFA World Cup

Washington: The US government has warned its citizens of potential terror attacks during the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, in a travel advisory asking people to reconsider visiting the country.

Punjab govt. declares gazetted holiday on Kabir Jayanti

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has declared gazetted holiday on the occasion of Kabir Jayanti on June 28, 2018.

NCLT Chandigarh allows Fortis to withdraw 'arrangement and amalgamation' scheme

MUMBAI: Fortis Healthcare (FHL) on Friday said that National Company Law Tribunal's (NCLT) Chandigarh Bench has approved the withdrawal of its scheme of "arrangement and amalgamation between the company, Fortis Malar Hospitals, SRL and their respective shareholders and creditors".

6 killed in UP road accident

LUCKNOW: At least six persons were killed and eight others critically injured on Saturday when a speeding sand-laden truck rammed into a roadside slum in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC

JAMMU: An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Driver's body found hanging in Bengal's Digha

KOLKATA: A driver's body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel room in West Bengal's Digha after he allegedly molested the wife of car owner, police said on Friday.

Vigilance nabs constable taking bribe Rs. 5,000

CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed a constable Jaswant Singh posted at Police Post Civil Hospital Bathinda city red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 5,000.

Chandrababu Naidu joins Muslims in Eid prayers

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.

Tourists raise over $11,000 for Guatemala volcano victims

GUATEMALA CITY: Tourists from a Japanese cruise ship that docked in Guatemala this week have raised more than $11,000 for those affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in the Central American country.

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