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Mumbai based lawyer files complaint against Shehla Rashid for making false statement

Mumbai based lawyer files complaint against Shehla Rashid for making false statementA Mumbai based lawyer Vijendra Jabra has filed complaint against Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid over her tweets on situation in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370. Speaking to ANI, Jabra said, "This complaint that I have filed against her is for making false statement and baseless statement against Indian Army. Army who represent India, protect India and serve for India day and night. Her statement has no base. There is no evidence to it. This should not be tolerated at all."


Lithuania can support us in 'Make in India' initiative: VP Naidu

Lithuania can support us in 'Make in India' initiative: VP NaiduVice President M Venkaiah Naidu met Prime Minister of Lithuania, Saulius Skvernelis. M Venkaiah Naidu discussed strengthening of ties across sectors between the two countries. While addressing the India-Lithuania Business Forum in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania, Naidu said that "India and Lithuania can become important partners in Make in India programme".


Spirit of communal harmony high at Raksha Bandhan in Kanpur

Spirit of communal harmony high at Raksha Bandhan in KanpurGiving a new meaning to the festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrated in India, a group of Muslim women decided to not only strengthen ties with their Hindu brothers but also spread the message of communal harmony between the two communities. Upholding the 'Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb' or a tradition of brotherhood among Hindus and Muslim communities, every year these women decorate 'puja thali' to worship for wellness of their brothers during the festivity.


PM Modi to visit France, UAE, Bahrain: MEA

PM Modi to visit France, UAE, Bahrain: MEAWhile addressing a press conference in the national capital, Secretary of the Eastern Region TS Tirumurti said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on bilateral visits to France, UAE and Bahrain. He will also attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, France from 22nd to 26th August. France is one of the most important strategic partners of India with ties that are comprehensive dynamic and multifaceted."


Rajiv Gandhi 75th birth anniversary: Lesser known facts about the youngest PM

Rajiv Gandhi 75th birth anniversary: Lesser known facts about the youngest PM20th August, 2019, will mark the 75th birth anniversary of the late Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi was the last member of the Nehru-Gandhi family to hold the position of prime minister in India. He was a reluctant entrant into the political arena.


Rescue operations underway in Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil following cloudburst in area

Rescue operations underway in Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil following cloudburst in areaUttarakhand have been witnessing heavy rainfall in the past couple of days causing rivers to flow near or above the danger levels. Meanwhile, on Sunday, a cloudburst took place in Uttarkashi's Mori Tehsil region due to which the Tons river, which passes through the state, is overflowing creating trouble for locals. Due to the cloudburst, several people have been stranded at various places in the area. The government has dispatched teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to carry out rescue and evacuation operations. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted widespread rainfall over the next three days in Uttarkashi.


Let us free Pok and merge it with India, says MOS Jitendra Singh

Let us free Pok and merge it with India, says MOS Jitendra SinghUnion Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that after the revocation of special status from Jammu and Kashmir let us free Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and merge it with India. While addressing the meeting, he said, "As the parliament has unanimously agreed, let us free Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and merge it with India. Let us pray to the almighty that we get the chance to see this in our lifetime."


Janhvi Kapoor to debut in a web series

Janhvi Kapoor to debut in a web seriesFresh face of Bollywood Janhvi Kapoor is soon going to make her digital debut with Zoya Akhtar's short film "Ghost Stories" on Netflix. The actor took to social media on Sunday evening to break the news to her fans and followers. Janhvi, who will also be seen starring opposite Rajkumar Rao in 'Rooh-Afza', talked about the project that she will work on with the ace director. This young actor, who's just a film old further thanked and expressed her excitement for becoming part of a film that has "interesting content." "No, but more than that it is such an exciting opportunity for me and I do really hope and believe that we are creating something special because it is such interesting content. And I am so happy and thankful to be part of it. And I so wanted to tell you all for myself. So, thank you and pray for me... Happy Sunday, bye!" the 'Dhadak' star concluded. Other than this, the actor has also been roped in to play the lead opposite Karthik Aaryan in the second installment of the 2008 comedy-drama 'Dostana 2'. Janhvi is also working on a biopic based on Gunjan Saxena, India's first-ever woman IAF officer and will also be seen in Karan Johar's multi-starrer 'Takht' alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Bednekar and Anil Kapoor. Whereas apart from Zoya, 'Ghost Stories' will also be directed by Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Anurag Kashyap. The stories will be connected to each other and culminate in the end.


Street painting enhances beauty of Varanasi

Street painting enhances beauty of VaranasiAfter brining cleanliness drive to Varanasi, another step is being taken to beautify the historical city. Varanasi is being adorned in beautiful street paintings. These paintings enhance the charm of India's sacred city. Beautification drive also prevents people from littering the streets. Starting from streets, these paintings have graced flyovers and water tanks as well. Since Varanasi has religious importance, some paintings also have religious themes.


NSUI district president shot at by bike-borne assailants in Bihar's Arrah

NSUI district president shot at by bike-borne assailants in Bihar's ArrahTwo men including National Students' Union of India (NSUI) district president of Arrah suffered injuries after they were shot at by bike-borne assailants on Sunday morning. The victim is identified as 25- year-old Manish Kumar Singh, who is NSUI district president of Arrah along with his friends Appu Singh and Om Singh were going to Nawada police station when the armed assailants started firing. Om, somehow, escaped the incident while two others sustained injuries. On getting the information of the case, the officials of Nawada Police Station reached the spot. Both injured have been admitted to a hospital for treatment, and their condition is said to be critical now.


Grateful to Indian govt for building ground station in Bhutan: PM Lotay Tshering

Grateful to Indian govt for building ground station in Bhutan: PM Lotay TsheringBhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering said that the main theme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to country was 'healthy people to people contact'. He said, "He came with a big smile and left with a big smile." Speaking on the bilateral cooperation between two countries, Tshering added, "We're very grateful to Govt of India for building a ground station (a part of India's South Asia Satellite) here. Through PM Modi's leadership, ISRO is willing to help us build human capacity in that. We are looking forward to it."


PM Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding two-day visit to Bhutan

PM Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding two-day visit to BhutanPrime Minister Narendra Modi left for Delhi from Paro International Airport after concluding a two-day visit to Bhutan. Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering accompanied him to the airport. India and Bhutan signed 5 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on August 17.


If talks are held with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh

If talks are held with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath SinghUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). While addressing a public gathering in Haryana's Panchkula, Rajnath Singh said, "Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir for its development. Our neighbour is knocking doors of international community saying India made a mistake. Talks with Pak will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on PoK." He further added, "Few days ago, Prime Minister of Pakistan said that India is planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. It means that Pakistan PM acknowledges what India did in Balakot."


Culture and spiritual traditions created deep bonds between Bhutan, India: PM Modi

Culture and spiritual traditions created deep bonds between Bhutan, India: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth, compassion and simplicity of its people." "It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our peoples and nations," PM added.


'Ayushman Bharat' scheme offers health assurance to 500 million Indians: PM Modi

'Ayushman Bharat' scheme offers health assurance to 500 million Indians: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is home to world's largest healthcare scheme, 'Ayushman Bharat,' which offers health assurance to 500 million Indians. India has among the cheapest data connectivity in the world, which is directly and indirectly empowering millions."


Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing, launching Bhutan's own small satellite: PM Modi

Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing, launching Bhutan's own small satellite: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It is a matter of great happiness that young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers and innovators." "Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles," PM added.


Police bust drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal, 1 arrested

Police bust drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal, 1 arrestedIn one of the biggest seizures ever, police busted a drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal district on August 17. The drug manufacturing unit was located in Moijing Awang Leikai area of Thoubal. Police have seized 184.644 Kg of suspected heroin and brown sugar worth more than Rs 160 crore. One person was also arrested in this connection. More than 184 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 160 crore was seized from the spot. Heroin is an opioid whose sale and production is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, in India. Further investigation is underway in the case.


Important to protest if insulted as an Indian, says Shazia Ilmi

Important to protest if insulted as an Indian, says Shazia IlmiBJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who confronted Pakistan supporters raising anti-Modi and anti-India slogans in South Korea, said that it is imperative to peacefully register protest if insulted as an Indian. While speaking to ANI, she said, "I and two others were in Seoul for United Peace Federation conference as a delegation of Global Citizen Forum. After the conference, we went to Indian Embassy to meet our envoy. On our way to the hotel, we saw an aggressive protest by an unruly crowd carrying Pakistani flags and calling all kind of names to India and our PM. They kept saying Modi terrorist, India terrorist. We just felt it's our duty to tell them to not abuse our country or our PM." "It's important for all of us to register our protests wherever we are. It's important to peacefully register your anger at being insulted as a countryman as Indian," she added.


VP Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania

VP Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in LithuaniaVice President M Venkaiah Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania on August 17. He is on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 17th to 21st August. Aim of the visit is to strengthen bilateral ties with the three Baltic nations. Naidu is the first high-level dignitary from India to visit the three countries.


Fire at AIIMS under control, cooling operation underway: Fire Service Director

Fire at AIIMS under control, cooling operation underway: Fire Service DirectorWhile speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Delhi's Fire Service Director, Vipin Kental on fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi said, "Fire is completely under control. Cooling operation is underway, they'll continue for some more time, the staff will be here to monitor that. No casualty has been reported." Earlier in the day, Massive fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) of AIIMS. The affected area is near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. Patients are being shifted from AB ward (Orthopaedic Unit).


MP govt assures help to viral aspiring sprinter who completed 100 m in 11 seconds

MP govt assures help to viral aspiring sprinter who completed 100 m in 11 secondsMadhya Pradesh government on Saturday assured Rameshwar Gurjar, an aspiring sprinter from Shivpuri district who rose to fame after being seen in a viral video finishing a 100 meters lapse in 11 seconds, to "provide him all the facilities" for further training. "The government will provide him all the facilities to train further. If someone has the potential to perform the sports ministry will always support them," said Jitu Patwari, Sports Minister in Chief Minister Kamal Nath government. Rameshwar told ANI that he is preparing for 4-5 years, and wishes to win a medal for India. He added that he won't break government's trust and will prove his potential.


Watch: Shazia Ilmi, other BJP leaders confront Pak supporters raising anti-India slogans in Seoul

Watch: Shazia Ilmi, other BJP leaders confront Pak supporters raising anti-India slogans in SeoulBJP leader Shazia Ilmi and other party leaders along with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members, confronted Pakistani supporters in South Korean capital Seoul where the latter group was anti-Modi and anti-India slogans. Ilmi along with her another party member asked the Pakistani group to have a civilised debate about their differences. However, when the Pakistani supporters intensified their protest, Ilmi and the other party leader too raised pro-India slogans to counter the anti-India group.


Watch: PM Modi meets monks at Simtokha Dzong in Bhutan's Thimphu

Watch: PM Modi meets monks at Simtokha Dzong in Bhutan's ThimphuPrime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bhutan, met monks at Simtokha Dzong in national capital Thimphu. PM Modi interacted with the young monks at the monastery. PM Modi earlier met his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering with whom he held bilateral discussions, and the two countries signed five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). PM Modi and PM Tshering also jointly inaugurated a power plant project and India's RuPay card which can be used at over 250 ATMS and over 800 merchant outlets across Bhutan.


PM Modi plants sapling at Simtokha Dzong in Bhutan's Thimphu

PM Modi plants sapling at Simtokha Dzong in Bhutan's ThimphuPrime Minister Narendra Modi planted a Cypress tree sapling at Simtokha Dzong. Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lotay Tshering, was also present at the event. Earlier, five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between India and Bhutan. Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day visit to Bhutan.


Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy attends Business Roundtable Discussion in US

Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy attends Business Roundtable Discussion in USAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy attended a Business Roundtable Discussion in Washington DC. The discussion was held by US-Andhra Pradesh Business Council and the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. CM Jagan Mohan has welcomed U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) to work with Government of Andhra Pradesh.


India, Bhutan vary in size but share common values, beliefs: PM Lotay Tshering

India, Bhutan vary in size but share common values, beliefs: PM Lotay TsheringBhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering who is currently hosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Thimphu for latter's two-day visit, said the two countries may vary in size but share common beliefs, values and motivation. "India and Bhutan may vary in size but our beliefs, values and motivation are common. Today, I am overwhelmed with the sense of pride that the two countries are living the definition of true friendship," PM Tshering said in a joint statement with PM Modi in Thimphu where the two inaugurated several developmental projects including a hydro power plant and India's RuPay card which can be used at over 250 ATMS and over 800 merchant outlets across Bhutan.


34 fire engines bring AIIMS Delhi fire under control, affected patients shifted

34 fire engines bring AIIMS Delhi fire under control, affected patients shiftedFire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences was controlled after much struggle. 34 fire tenders were present at the spot. No causalities have been reported till now. Massive fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 17. The affected area is near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. Patients are being shifted from AB ward (Orthopaedic Unit).


Bhutan has special place in hearts of 130 crore Indians: PM Modi

Bhutan has special place in hearts of 130 crore Indians: PM ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi on August 17 said Bhutan has a special place in the hearts of 130 crore Indians, and asked who wouldn't want a friend and neighbour like Bhutan. PM Modi added that it is India's honour that the country is major part of Bhutan's development. "Who will not want a friend and a neighbour like Bhutan? It is an honour for us that India is a part of the development of Bhutan," PM Modi said in a joint statement with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering in Thimphu. PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Bhutan which was his first overseas visit when he first took charge of Prime Minister's Office in 2014.


India, Bhutan sign 5 MoUs at Simtokha Dzong in Thimphu

India, Bhutan sign 5 MoUs at Simtokha Dzong in ThimphuFive Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between India and Bhutan at Simtokha Dzong. MoUs were signed in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering. Earlier PM Modi discussed bilateral relations with Bhutanese counterpart. He is on a two-day visit to Bhutan.


PM Modi launches RuPay Card in Bhutan

PM Modi launches RuPay Card in BhutanPrime Minister Narendra Modi launched RuPay Card in Bhutan on August 17. He made a purchase at Simtokha Dzong. Rupay cards will be accepted at over 250 ATMs and over 800 merchant outlets across Bhutan. PM Modi and Prime Minister of Bhutan (Dr.) Lotay Tshering jointly unveiled e-plaque of the interconnection between India's National Knowledge Network and Bhutan's Druk Research and Education Network.


Fire breaks out at AIIMS Delhi, fire engines on spot

Fire breaks out at AIIMS Delhi, fire engines on spotFire broke out on first and second floor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. Cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. Further investigation is underway.


India's tallest man visits UP's CMO to seek help for treatment

India's tallest man visits UP's CMO to seek help for treatmentIndia's tallest man Dharmendra Pratap Singh seeking Uttar Pradesh Government's aid for a hip replacement surgery on August 17. He is the tallest man in India at 8'1-ft and is the second tallest man in the world. While speaking to ANI, he said, "I had come to meet CM but he wasn't available, I had written to him seeking aid. Surgery will cost around Rs 8 lakh. I've been asked to give an estimate and been assured of help."


Ladakh is one of India's precious gems: Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

Ladakh is one of India's precious gems: Jamyang Tsering NamgyalUNSC discussed closed-door discussion on Kashmir issue on August 17 on China's request. Speaking on this issue BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal said, "How Indian Government develops one of its regions is an internal matter, if the neighbours have a problem with it, we can do nothing. Ladakh is an integral part of India, it's one of India's precious gems, how to handle it is an internal matter of India."


Watch: Peacocks dance along railway line in TN's Ramanathapuram

Watch: Peacocks dance along railway line in TN's RamanathapuramSeveral Peacocks in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district were seen dancing along the railway line. They were dancing nearby the railway line in Mandapam area of Ramanathapuram district. Peacock is India's national bird and it has a crust like crown on its head. According to Hindu beliefs, peacock has religious significance as it is the ride of Kartikeya, elder son of Lord Shiva.


Arun Jaitley's health condition critical, put on life support: Reports

Arun Jaitley's health condition critical, put on life support: ReportsFormer Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's health condition is reported to have deteriorated and was critical on Saturday. Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences since August 9. Has been put on life support, officials confirmed on Saturday.


Use waste plastic instead of plywood in making your dream house

Use waste plastic instead of plywood in making your dream houseA couple in Hyderabad has taken up unique initiative. They are building houses and other structures using sheets made up of processed plastic waste. While speaking to ANI, Prashant Lingam said, "In 2017, we saw a video where a bull was being operated and plastic was being removed from its stomach. Then, we started reading up on it." The couple researched about the use of plastics and after gathering information, they met experts to discuss about different use of plastic and came up with a substitute for plywood. "We met experts. Then after two years these sheets were ready and it is perfect substitute for plywood. We use these for making houses, furniture, benches, toilets, bus shelters etc. It is waterproof, heat-proof. Its life is 30-40 years just like any other conventional construction," Lingam added. On India's 73rd Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on the problem of plastic usage and its waste generation, asking if the country can be free from single-use plastic. Though, several states in India have banned plastics, still much needed to be done in this regard to safeguard the environment.


Resolve tensions bilaterally, Trump urges Imran Khan

Resolve tensions bilaterally, Trump urges Imran KhanAccording to the White House, US President Donald Trump on Friday conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue on the Kashmir issue during a phone call with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The reports suggest that, the phone conversation between Trump and Khan took place before the close-door-consultation of the 15 members of the UN Security Council in New York. The White House readout of the call was issued after the meeting concluded at the UN headquarters in New York.


WATCH: Dia Mirza participates in clean-up drive at Juhu beach

WATCH: Dia Mirza participates in clean-up drive at Juhu beachDia Mirza along with fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2019 winners Suman Rao and Shivani Jadhav participated in a clean-up drive to spread awareness to keep beaches clean. She also made everyone aware about bad impact of plastic and urged everyone to quit using it. Dia is the ambassador of United Nations Environment Goodwill. The aim of the drive was to aware people to keep beaches clean and to urge everyone to quit usage of plastic. The nation celebrated 73rd Independence Day this year.


Pakistan should stop terror to start talks: says Syed Akbaruddin

Pakistan should stop terror to start talks: says Syed AkbaruddinWhile addressing a press conference at the UNSC, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nation, Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said New Delhi was committed to the Simla agreement to resolve issue with Pakistan and it was for the neighbouring country to "stop terror to start talks." Talking to reporters after closed-door meeting held at the Nations Security Council on Kashmir developments, he targeted Pakistan and said, "Using terror to try and push your goal is not the way that normal states behave."


Pakistan shouldn't banned creative and artistic things, says Madhur Bhandarkar

Pakistan shouldn't banned creative and artistic things, says Madhur BhandarkarWhile speaking to ANI, film maker Madhur Bhandarkar on Friday said that the Pakistan banned on CDs, DVDs or advertising is wrong. Audience in Pakistan always admired our films. "Pakistan shouldn't have banned creative and artistic things. There should be artistic freedom. People of Pakistan will be deprived of the content India shows," he added.


Article 370 India's internal matter, says Syed Akbaruddin at UNSC

Article 370 India's internal matter, says Syed Akbaruddin at UNSCWhile addressing a press conference at the UNSC, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nation, Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said, "Our national position was and remains that matter related to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution is entirely an internal matter of India." "These have no external ramifications, the recent decisions taken by the government of India and our legislative bodies are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, social economic development is enhance for our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh," he added. India's statement came after China expressed "grave concern" over the situation in Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting, saying that it was "serious and dangerous".


Watch: Rajasthan's bundi faces flood-like situation

Watch: Rajasthan's bundi faces flood-like situationRajasthan lashed by incessant rainfall, creating a flood-like situation in Bundi region of the state. Heavy rainfall washed away many areas of Bundi. India Meteorological Department announced high alert in several districts of the state.


Ravi Shastri to continue as Indian Cricket Team's head coach

Ravi Shastri to continue as Indian Cricket Team's head coachRavi Shastri has retained his position as the Head Coach of the Indian Cricket Team. The decision was made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy in Mumbai. The announcement was made by Kapil Dev at a press conference on August 16 evening. Apart from Shastri, Mike Hesson, Robin Singh, Tom Moody, Lalchand Rajput applied for the post. Ravi Shastri's last tenure ended after World Cup 2019 but he was given an extension for India's tour to the West Indies. "Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli's opinion wasn't sought while selecting Indian Cricket Team's (Senior Men) Head Coach," said Kapil Dev.


JCB issues new credit card in India

JCB issues new credit card in IndiaAlthough India has a fast-growing economy; the dominant method of payment is still cash that makes India an untapped market for credit card companies. NPCI, National Payments Corporation of India, and JCB International announced the launch of a new credit card, RuPay JCB Global Cards in Mumbai. The partnership was established in 2015 to connect to a global network of merchants and ATMs. At the event, official dignitaries and bank representatives celebrated the collaboration between India and Japan. The first phase of the partnership between NPCI and JCB enabled merchants and ATMs in India to accept foreign JCB credit cards. The second phase of the partnership would enable Indian travelers to use their JCB credit card in foreign countries where the card is accepted worldwide. Eight banks in India will issue RuPay JCB Global Cards. NPCI and JCB are offering a special cashback program for transactions at selected popular destinations.


Protesters create ruckus outside Indian mission in London

Protesters create ruckus outside Indian mission in LondonHundreds of protesters, mostly from Pakistani diaspora, created uproar during an anti-India protest outside the Indian High Commission. They were protesting against India's decision of revoking special status for Jammu and Kashmir. The hooligans created a massive law and order situation in the city as the protest turned violent after they start throwing water bottles, eggs and shoes on the police. They even threatened the Indian diaspora who gathered outside the High Commission to celebrate 73th Independence Day. Many of the London protesters had come to the capital from other English cities on chartered buses. Some Khalistani separatists, who joined the protest, even tried to assault people with knives.


'Saaz-o-Awaaz' renditions of classic songs and 'ghazals'

'Saaz-o-Awaaz' renditions of classic songs and 'ghazals'A Musical Programme 'Saazo-o-Awaaz' on old Hindi classics and timeless 'Ghazals' was organized at India Islamic Centre in New Delhi. Famous Ghazal singer Radhika Chopra mesmerised the audience with old classic melodious songs. Emerging musician Ankita Kumar also entranced the audience with her performance on piano. Audience applauded the performances of artists.


India's no first use nuclear policy may change in future: Rajnath Singh

India's no first use nuclear policy may change in future: Rajnath SinghUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh made a massive announcement, stating that India may see a major shift in its policy of using nuclear weapons.


10 MoUs will be signed during PM Modi's Bhutan visit: India's envoy to Bhutan

10 MoUs will be signed during PM Modi's Bhutan visit: India's envoy to BhutanAhead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan, India's Ambassador to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj said that 10 Memorandum of Understandings will be signed between the two countries. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan (on Aug 17-18) may be seen as a continuum leading to a strengthened India-Bhutan partnership. 10 MoUs will be signed between the two countries and there will be five inaugurations."


Indian Army wins 5th 'International Army Scout Masters Competition'

Indian Army wins 5th 'International Army Scout Masters Competition'Indian Army took the pole position in the 5th 'International Army Scout Masters Competition'. The event took place in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. It was the first time when the Indian Army took part in the competition. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was also present during closing ceremony. Teams from 8 countries, including India, Russia and China participated in the competition. The five stages of the competition were infiltration and ambush, scout specialist course, scout trail obstacle course, small arms firing, floatation and exfiltration.


Kapil Dev arrives at BCCI HQ to conduct interview for Indian Cricket Team's head coach

Kapil Dev arrives at BCCI HQ to conduct interview for Indian Cricket Team's head coachThe BCCI has shortlisted six candidates for Indian cricket team's head coach interview. Former cricketer Kapil Dev arrived at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters to conduct interview for Indian cricket team's head coach in Mumbai. He is a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for appointing Head Coach for Indian cricket team. Former India fielding Coach Robin Singh, former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson arrived at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters for Indian cricket team's head coach interview in Mumbai. He is one of the six candidates shortlisted by BCCI for the post. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will hold a press conference today at 7 pm in Mumbai to announce Indian Cricket Team's Head Coach.


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