38 central universities to be wi-fi enabled by July: Javadekar

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At least 38 central universities will be wi-fi enabled by July and students will be able to access the service for free. This was announced by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar here today as he listed the achievements of the NDA government in the field of education in its three-year tenure so far. Read More

India hopes for sovereign, independent, united Palestine: Modi

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New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas of India’s “unwavering support” to the Palestinian cause, saying it hopes to see a sovereign, united and an independent Palestine, co- existing peacefully with Israel. Modi, who is scheduled to travel to Israel in July, also hoped for early Read More

Tomato extracts can fight stomach cancer: study

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Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease. Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines. Read More

India, Pakistan face off at International Court of Justice

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The Hague, May 15 (PTI) India and Pakistan today crossed swords at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case with New Delhi demanding the immediate suspension of his death sentence and Islamabad accusing it of using the world body as a stage for "political theatre" through a "misconceived" plea. The two neighbours -- who last faced off at the ICJ 18 years ago when Islamabad sought its... Read More

Nepal holds 1st local polls in 20 years; 1 killed in violence

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By Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, May 14 (PTI) Millions of Nepalese today voted in the country’s first local-level polls in two decades as the Himalayan nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil. Authorities recorded a 71 per cent voter turnout with sporadic election-related violence reported and one person killed in police Read More

Priyanka Chopra, Adriana Lima get touchy-feely on Miami beach

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10:59 HRS IST Los Angeles, May 13 (PTI) Actress Priyanka Chopra and her model friend Adriana Lima flaunted their stunning physique in two piece as they hit the Miami beach. The “Quantico” actress was spotted cuddling the Brazilian beauty as they soaked up the sun on the beach, reported AceShowbiz. Adriana showed off her body Read More

President Trump fires FBI boss Comey, courts controversy

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Washington, May 10 (PTI) US President Donald Trump today fired FBI chief James Comey, abruptly removing the top sleuth overseeing a criminal probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election that was won by the real estate mogul. Read More

SC starts triple talaq hearing; may not debate polygamy

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14:44 HRS IST New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) The Supreme Court today commenced its historic hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq and nikah halala among Muslims, saying it would first determine whether the practice is fundamental to Islam. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Read More