Heavy rains lash Delhi/NCR bringing much awaited relief from heat :- An active monsoon has had a mixed impact across India. While some places are welcoming the respite in temperatures brought by monsoon showers, several cities are facing waterlogging after spells of abundant rainfall. The Met department has forecast heavy rain in several states over the next 48 hours.
Bombay HC declines to relax ban on thermocol for Ganesh festival :- The Bombay High Court today declined to relax the ban on sale of decoration items made of thermocol for use in the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Maharashtra.
Amarnath Yatra: Nearly 1.52 lakh yatris paid obeisance so far :- A fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims today left a base camp in Jammu to undertake the annual Amarnath yatra.
Arun Jaitley slams Congress for 1971 ‘Garibi Hatao’ model :- Days after a World Bank report said that India had become the sixth largest economy of the world pushing France to seventh position, Union Minister Arun Jaitley blogged that India would be the fifth largest economy of the world by next year.
J&K: Terrorists fire upon CRPF party in Anantnag, 2 jawans martyred :- Terrorists today fired upon CRPF party in Anantnag’s Sheer Pora in Achabal area in J&K.
Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat desirable but not mandatory: Government :- The Government on Thursday clarified that Aadhaar is desirable but not mandatory to avail benefits under the Ayushman Bharat scheme providing health insurance to poor families.
Controversy brews over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark :- The BJP on Thusday hit back hard at Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his remarks regarding India becoming Hindu-Pakistan, if the BJP is re-elected in 2019 national elections.
Alliance with JD(U) intact in Bihar, says BJP Chief :- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday held a meeting with BJP Chief Amit Shah in Patna, Bihar.
PM Modi inaugurates new ASI Headquarters in New Delhi :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated Dharohar Bhawan – the new Headquarters building of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), – at Tilak Marg in New Delhi on Thursday.
PM interacts with members of Self Help Groups across the country through video bridge :- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the members of Self Help Groups from across the country and beneficiaries of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana, through video bridge.
Many civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike in Syria: monitor :- An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.
South Korean Prez urges North, U.S. to move forward on denuclearisation :- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday urged North Korea and the United States to move forward on a pact to end Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, as a lack of firm steps by the North raised questions about its commitment to honour its pledge.
Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in graft case on return to Pakistan :- Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on Friday night upon their return to the country after their conviction in one of the three corruption cases.
Suresh Prabhu asks pharma companies to invest in R&D :- Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that pharma sector is main Pillar of India’s manufacturing industry.
Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high :- England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday’s match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note.
India eye series win, England face ‘Kuldeep conundrum’ :- A high-on-confidence India look set to wrap up another series on the UK tour unless England find a way to tackle the marauding Kuldeep Yadav when the two teams clash in the second and penultimate ODI at Lord’s on Saturday.
Nadal braced for ‘complex’ Djokovic in 52nd meeting :- Rafael Nadal described long-time rival Novak Djokovic as “one of the more complex” players he’s ever met as they prepare to clash for the 52nd time with a Wimbledon final spot at stake.
PV Sindhu progresses to semifinals of Thailand Open :- Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the women’s singles semifinals after knocking out Malaysia’s Soniia Cheah in straight games at the USD 350,000 Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 tournament on Friday.
Hima Das scripts history, becomes 1st Indian woman to win gold in World Jr Athletics C’ships :- Sprinter Hima Das on Thursday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women’s 400 m final race on the third day of competitions in Tampere, Finland.
‘Black Widow’ standalone to be directed by Cate Shortland :- Marvel Studios have announced Cate Shortland as the director of its highly anticipated “Black Widow” standalone movie.
‘Soorma’ – film on legendary Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh released :- A film on legendary Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh, ‘Soorma’, released on Friday, July 13, 2018.