New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands."PM @narendramodi emplaned for Portugal, after which he shall visit USA and Netherlands for important bilateral visits," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) wrote on Twitter. Modi will visit Portugal on Saturday before his trip to the US on June 26 and is expected to be on a whirlwind tour to the Netherlands on
Lucknow: HC quashes UP govt decision to dissolve Waqf Board and directs state to reinstate Waqf board membersThe Allahabad High Court today quashed the Uttar Pradesh government order removing six nominated members of the Shia Waqf Board.A vacation bench comprising justice Rajan Roy and justice S N Agnihotri quashed the order on the grounds that they were not provided an opportunity of hearing, which was mandatory under the Waqf Act 1995.The court, however, gave liberty to the state governme
Washington, Jun 23: Even as the Trump administration is cosying up to the Chinese, the US will need India to counter Beijing's growing influence in the world, a top American think-tank has said. Describing India as a "key piece in the jigsaw" for the US, the Atlantic Council urged the Trump administration to prioritise its ties with New Delhi. "Given the advancements that China has made both economically and militarily, the US will need to channel considerable resour
Mumbai: After playing a Bihari migrant in "Udta Punjab", Alia Bhatt is set to play the role of a Kashmiri girl in Meghana Gulzar's espionage thriller "Raazi".The film will see Alia's character married to a Pakistani army officer, which will be played by "Masaan" actor Vicky Kaushal.The movie is produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions and is based on Harinder Sikka's novel, "Calling Sehmat", a thrilling saga of a spy who gave al
Srinagar: A mob lynched a senior police officer in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, triggering outrage and forcing Chief Minister Mehmooba Mufti to dub the crime a "murder of trust". And imagine the plight of the deceased police officer. Most must be on Roza and were jubilant about the upcoming Eid.The battered body of Deputy Superintendent Mohammad Ayub Pandit was recovered on Friday morning outside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of the Old City, the very spot where
Hyderabad, Jun 22: Indian IT exports will grow by 7-8 per cent, unchanged from previous year's growth, despite protectionist voices in major markets like the US, industry body Nasscom said today. The USD 156 billion Indian industry -- the biggest job creator in the organised sector -- is also projected to add 1.3-1.5 lakh new jobs during 2017-18 compared to a net hiring of 1.7 lakh in the previous fiscal. In a first, the industry body had deferred giving the growth forecast in Febr
In a significant move, the government on Tuesday allowed the RBI to accept demonetised notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 received by the District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) during November 10-14 last year.The gazette notification comes on a day when the Shiv Sena announced endorsement of NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, after the party had last week demanded that the over Rs 2,270 crore lying with the DCCBs be accepted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The notification says that th
New Delhi: Cricket fans from across the globe stand divided today. They are divided into two groups; one group cheering India and the other cheering Pakistan. But we have a proof which will tell you that there is no love lost between India and Pakistan players.The Indian and Pakistani players laugh, sing and enjoy together, like true sportsmen. And this photo stamps our claim. MS Dhoni was seen holding the sweet baby of Sarfraz Ahmed.This is a proof that sports goes beyond boundaries.F
London: New Delhi: A major fire broke out at Grenfell Tower in West London. Many people are feared to be trapped inside and a massive rescue operation is on. Nearly 200 firefighters and 40 engines have reached the spot in Latimer Road, near Notting Hill, in West London.The Metropolitan Police have tweeted: "Residents continue to be evacuated from the tower block fire in #NorthKensington. A number of people being treated for a range of injuries."According to the latest reports pou
Srinagar: In the third such incident in as many days, militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp in Pulwama district today, injuring 10 personnel.The camp housed troops of the force's 180th battalion at Ladiyar village of Tral, 35 kms from here, a police official said.A senior CRPF official in Delhi said the grenade exploded in the area where the troops had gathered for a meal, causing splinter injures to 10 of them. They were rushed to the 92 base hospital, he said.The area around the c
Paris: Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era as he outclassed Stanislas Wawrinka at the French Open final here on Sunday.Fourth seeded Nadal registered a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory in two hours and five minutes over the Swiss third seed in the men's singles final.With this win, the Spaniard took the sole second place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career, reports Xinhua n
Bhubaneswar, June 10: The members of the Odisha unit of the Youth Congress on Saturday hurled eggs at Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's vehicle protesting the killing of farmers in Madhya Pradesh.The eggs were hurled while Singh was on the way to Jatani in Khurdha district from the state guest house here. The union minister is on an Odisha tour to attend a "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" event.The Congress activists also showed black flags and staged a demonstration ag
J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in J&K's Gurez Sector. One terrorist is gunned down and one weapon is recovered. Operation is underway.
Jammu & Kashmir: Live grenade found in Pampore area during searches by a Road Opening Party (ROP) of CRPF.