Man arrested for trying to hoist Tricolour in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A man was arrested on Tuesday while trying to hoist the national flag here in order to avoid a commotion, police said.

MP court gives death sentence for sodomy-murder of minor

BHOPAL: A Madhya Pradesh court has awarded death sentence to a man for abducting, sodomising and murdering a 10-year-old boy in Datia district.

Chhattisgarh Governor dead

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Raman Singh said.

Rajinikanth politically immature: Jayakumar

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D.

Jharkhand to cancel licence of 7 children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity

RANCHI: The Jharkhand government will cancel the licence of seven children's homes run by Missionaries of Charity in Ranchi, said an official on Tuesday.

Kerala cancels Onam celebrations over flood

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In view of the worst devastation in nearly a century suffered by Kerala due to rains and floods, the government on Tuesday cancelled this year's Onam celebrations, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced.

Taliban militants overrun Afghan Army base, 17 soldiers killed

AFHGHANISTAN: At least 17 Afghan soldiers were killed after Taliban militants overran an Army base in the northern part of the country following a three-day intense fighting, officials said on Tuesday.

Government officer shot dead in Patna

PATNA: Unidentified assailants on Tuesday forced their way into a senior government officer's residence here and shot him dead, police said.

Pakistan Army plants 2 million trees

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army has simultaneously planted 2 million trees in a campaign aimed at increasing greenery across the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Tuesday.

5 killed in Pakistan court firing

ISLAMABAD: At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.

Madras HC orders CBI probe into Tuticorin police firing

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the police firing in Tuticorin in which 13 people were killed on May 22.

I pleaded for burial space at Marina: Stalin

CHENNAI: Opening up on the subject publicly for the first time, DMK leader M.

Hackers transfer Rs 94 crore from Pune's Cosmos Bank

PUNE: Suspected hackers siphoned off Rs 94.

BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

CHANDIGARH: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.

DMK Executive Committee pledges support to Stalin

CHENNAI: The DMK's Executive Committee on Tuesday made it clear that the party was solidly behind its Working President M.

Centre declares Eid holiday on August 23

NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday announced a change in the holiday for Eid-ul-Zuha, saying that central government offices located in the national capital will remain closed on August 23 in place of August 22.

Chhattisgarh Governor on life support

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon was put on life support here early on Tuesday after his health condition turned critical, hospital sources said.

SC to hear plea against dilution of AFSPA

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on August 20 a plea against the dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.

I am married to Congress, says Rahul

HYDERABAD: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party.

Incessant rains cause landslides in Karnataka

BENGALURU: Torrential rains up to 30 cm lashed Karnataka's coastal and south interior districts, causing landslides and disrupting normal life, officials said on Tuesday.

Nun abuse case: Kerala Police questions bishop in Punjab

JHALANDER: Kerala Police on Tuesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese here in Punjab following allegations of sexually abusing a nun, an official said.

Man arrested after car crash outside UK Parliament

LONDON: A man was arrested on Tuesday after he crashed his car into security barriers outside the UK Parliament, injuring a number of pedestrians.

India's WPI eases to 5.09% in July

NEW DELHI: India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices eased to 5.

Kerala HC rejects Dileep's request for abduction video

KERALA: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday turned down accused Malayalam actor Dileep's demand for a copy of the video of the abduction of an actress and her harassment at the hands of the perpetrators who took her around in a vehicle in Kochi for two hours in February 2017.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming to India on August 22

NEW DELHI: After a successful global launch in New York on August 9, South Korean giant Samsung will unveil its flagship Galaxy Note 9 in India on August 22.

Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi

NEW DELHI: A day after he survived an attack on his life in the heart of the capital, JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day speech that critics of the government won't be targeted.

Facebook refutes report 'Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers'

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook has denied a media report that cited one of its senior executives as saying that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers.

2 Pakistani soldiers killed on LoC

SRINAGAR: The Indian Army said on Tuesday that two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rupee hits record low against US dollar

MUMBAI: Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against a US dollar during the pre-afternoon hours on Tuesday.

Data-friendly Twitter Lite now available in India

SAN FRANCISCO: The micro-blogging platform has made its data-friendly Twitter Lite Android app available in 21 more countries, including India, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Prithvi Reddy appointed as AAP overseas convener

NEW DELHI: The Political Affairs Committee of the AAP on Monday appointed its Karnataka convener Prithvi Reddy as its overseas convener in order to strengthen the party's overseas support base.

Gurugram Saral Kendra first in Haryana to offer digital payment solutions

GURUGRAM: The Saral Kendra of Gurugram has become the first Centre in Haryana to have cashless fee payment facility, an official said on Monday.

Referendum 2020 was a no-show, has no support: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Terming a rally held by a Sikh organisation in London as a "no-show and a damp squib", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that the event has "exposed total lack of ground support for (pro-Khalistan) Referendum 2020 even outside India".

Traffic suspended after landslides on Jammu-Srinagar highway

JAMMU: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban and Udhampur districts, a traffic official said.

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

ISLAMABAD: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

Trump signs $717bn annual defence policy bill into law

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed into law the $717 billion annual defence policy bill, the earliest in the year the bill has become law in more than four decades.

Amjad Ali Khan releases new version of National Anthem

MUMBAI: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash have created a special sarod rendition of the National Anthem to honour India's 72nd Independence Day.

Pakistan's new National Assembly begins session, 329 members take oath

ISLAMABAD: The maiden session of Pakistan's newly-elected National Assembly began here on Monday, with the outgoing speaker administering the oath to 329 members of the Lower House of the Parliament as part of the country's second democratic transition of power.

England's Rashid acheives rare feat

LONDON: England rode on an all-round effort to cruise to an innings and 159-run win over India in the Lord's Test, but there was one man in leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who achieved a rather dubious record of being part of a winning outfit without any contribution.

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