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BRICS a stabiliser of global economy, says Xinhua The BRICS group with deepened cooperation will not only serve its five member countries and other developing nations, but also stabilise and even boost the world economy, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua said in a commentary.... read more
Crime, Disaster & Accident
Kerala student killed by falling coconut tree A coconut tree swaying dangerously in a strong wind fell on two students in a school here on Wednesday, killing one of them and badly injuring the other, authorities said. The incident took place in the afternoon when the students... read more
Lifestyle & Fashion
Now, savour Kashmiri delicacies in ChennaiBy Venkatachari Jagannathan It's a cuisine that has its roots more than 3,000 km away in salubrious Himalayan climes. Now, denizens of this Tamil Nadu capital, where temperatures can soar to the mid-40s, can savour delicacies like tabakh maaz... read more
SRK 'shocked' after fan leaves graffiti on 'Mannat' wall Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has expressed "shock" after finding graffiti painted on the walls of his house 'Mannat' in Bandra locality here. The 49-year-old star took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share his disappointment over the act and... read more
Science & Technology
Pensions linked through Aadhaar card: Haryana CM Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said most of the pension-disbursals in the state have been linked through Aadhaar card thus enhancing the level of transparency. Speaking at a public rally here, he asked the people to... read more
Court sends TDP legislator to two-day ACB custody A city court on Wednesday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah to two-day custody of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the cash-for-vote case. The court directed the ACB to question him between 9 a.m. and 5.30... read more
German international Jansen retires Germany defender Marcell Jansen on Wednesday announced his retirement from professional football after his contract at Hamburg expires in July-end. After 11 years of professional football, the 29-year-old announced he was hanging up his shoes.... read more
Immigration, Law & Rights
Nepal gets new chief justice Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday appointed Justice Kalyan Shrestha as the new chief justice of the country, officials said. The president appointed Shrestha, 64, as the new chief justice on the recommendation of the... read more
Health & Medicine
What's up, Doc, or should that be WhatsApp, Doc?By Nishant Arora When you fall ill or want to seek medical advice, who do you turn to? Your family doctor or the neighbourhood medico, of course. social media. As more Indians... read more
Media & Internet
Modi's social media diplomacy can help ties: China daily A leading English daily of China on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic initiatives via social media, saying that it will “play a constructive role in the relationship between India and China”. “When Indian Prime... read more
MBBS course stopped in seven private medical colleges in UP The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred seven of the 16 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from running the MBBS course, officials said on Wednesday. As a result, the number of MBBS seats in Uttar Pradesh for the 2015-16 session... read more
Modi gifts books to Kazakhstan president Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented a set of books relating to religions born in India to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. "The gift set includes the English translation of Guru Granth Sahib along with specially... read more
Giant indoor stadium set to host mega Africa summitBy Aparajita Gupta and Rajnish Singh With New Delhi set to host 54 African heads of state and government and their large entourages this October, a giant indoor stadium built for the Asian Games in 1982 will play host to this grand conclave.... read more
Peace talks with Taliban should be Afghan-led: Afghan president Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said peace talks with the Taliban should be and will be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned, the Presidential Palace here said on Wednesday. "The preliminary peace talks will include three major parts, i.e.... read more
Human Interest & Society
World's oldest man dies in Japan aged 112 Sakari Momoi, a Japanese man recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, has died a natural death here aged 112. Momoi was born on February 5, 1903 in Minamisoma city in Fukushima prefecture in central Japan. He... read more
Arts, Culture & Books
Modi gifts Nazarbayev books on religions born in India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev a set of books relating to religions born in India. President Nazarbayev has held the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions... read more
Environment & Wildlife
Delhi HC to hear plea against Chinese 'plastic' rice The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions to the government to carry out the quality test on imported Chinese rice. The plea said that due to globalisation, rice in large quality is being imported from China... read more
Once behind bamboo curtain, China showcases resurgent TibetBy Vishal Gulati Once behind a bamboo curtain like the rest of China, Beijing is now presenting the resurgent Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in a new light to the world. In a bid to counter what it calls "propaganda by exiled Tibetans... read more
Defence & Security
24 sentenced to death for massacre of Iraqi soldiers An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced 24 people to death over charges of killing about 1,700 soldiers when the Islamic State (IS) militants seized the city of Tikrit, the capital of Salahudin province, in June 2014, a judicial spokesman said.... read more