President Kovind announces four nominations to Rajya Sabha:Former MP Ram Shakal, author and academician Rakesh Sinha, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and stone artist Raghunath Mohapatra were nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Saturday.
Sushma Swaraj inaugurates new Indian embassy complex in Bahrain:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday inaugurated a new complex of the Indian embassy in Bahrain as she embarked on her two-day visit to the Gulf nation to strengthen the bilateral ties.
Mehbooba Mufti’s remark receives all-round criticism:Facing a barrage of criticism on dynasty politics and nepotism from within her party, PDP President and former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti is training her guns on Delhi.
Rajnath Singh meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina:Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held an “extremely fruitful” meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral issues, including the menace of terrorism.
7 immigrant children reunited with their mothers in New York:Seven immigrant children who’d been separated from their families have left a New York City social services centre holding their mothers’ hands and carrying balloons, backpacks and stuffed animals.
133 killed, 200 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan:At least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and over 200 others injured today in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.
Dhoni becomes 4th Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs:Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday became the fourth Indian to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs in ODIs during the second match of the three-game series against England at Lord’s on Saturday.
Hazard and Belgium too good for England in World Cup play-off:Belgium achieved their best World Cup finish as goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a 2-0 victory over England in Saturday’s third-place playoff in Saint Petersburg.
Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final:Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final on Saturday with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal in the second longest semi-final ever played at the tournament.
Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title:Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.
PV Sindhu storms into the final of Thailand Open:Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced into the women’s singles final after registering a hard-fought victory over Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung at the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament in Bangkok on Saturday.
Pacquiao, Matthysse make weight for welterweight title showdown:Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in today comfortably under the 147-pound (67-kilogramme) limit for his bid to win back the welterweight world championship against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.
Anderson sees off Isner in marathon semi-final: It was a case of better late than never as Kevin Anderson reached his first Wimbledon final with a heart-stopping 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-7(9) 6-4 26-24 win over the sport’s perennial marathon man John Isner on Friday.
Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller:Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused on a knife-edge on Friday.
Root’s ton guides England to series-levelling 86-run win over India:India’s famed batting line-up faltered in a competitive chase after Joe Root returned to form with a classy century to guide England to a series-levelling 86-run win in the second ODI of the three-match rubber at Lord’s in London on Saturday.
Nine-day long Jagannath Rath Yatra begins with religious fervour:The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began in Puri, in Odisha. The festival marks the journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra from Jagannath temple in Puri to Gundicha temple.
8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya in botched relocation:Eight black rhinos have died in Kenya while being transported by the state wildlife service between two national parks, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said on Friday in a statement.