TIMES OF INDIA

Rahul asks Congressmen to fight for India's oppressed

TIMES OF INDIA - 14 min 15 sec ago
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, in his address assured Rahul Gandhi that he and all other Congressmen will help him in the onerous task of restoring India's social harmony and economic development.

Hardline Islamists push religion to centre of Pakistan election

TIMES OF INDIA - 2 hours 5 min ago
Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States' most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. At home, his charities are banned, as is a new Islamist political party launched by his followers.

1,179 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

TIMES OF INDIA - 2 hours 14 min ago
The 60-day yatra commenced from the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag districts on June 28 and over 2.30 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine, housing the naturally formed ice-shivlingam, till last evening.

3 terrorists who killed J&K cop gunned down

TIMES OF INDIA - 5 hours 8 min ago
Three terrorists behind the abduction and killing of a police constable were on Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said.

One dead in US store shooting, suspect arrested

TIMES OF INDIA - 6 hours 26 sec ago
An armed suspect who allegedly shot his grandmother and another person barricaded himself in a supermarket and then shot a woman dead in the US city of Los Angeles before being taken into custody on Saturday.

Cash & Rs 500 cr property papers found in locker

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 7 min ago
In a stunning search operation on Friday, documents of property valued at over Rs 500 crore and Rs 14 crore assets, including Rs 7.8-crore diamonds and gold, Rs 5.7 crore cash (Rs 3.9 crore in foreign currency) were recovered from lockers at the badminton court of Bowring Institute, an elite club, on St Mark’s Road.

Shooting suspect barricaded inside US market

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 29 min ago
"There is an active police incident at the Trader Joe's near the intersection of Hyperion Ave and Griffith Park Blvd in #Silverlake. Please stay clear of the area," the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.

4 Indian crew rescued from ship in Chennai

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 8 sec ago
Four Indians, whose names were not included on the crew list and who were made to hide in the engine room of a Panama-registered oil tanker, were rescued at Chennai port on Saturday after one of the four men called a relative.

Fake health advice forwards new headache for docs

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 47 min ago
Kick off “Breast Cancer”… Avoid black bra in summer; Always cover your chest completely with your dupatta or scarf when you are under the sun… Pass it to All the Ladies you Care for without Hesitating. This forward, pretending to be an advisory from Tata Memorial Hospital, started doing the rounds on WhatsApp last week after actor Sonali Bendre’s announcement that she has cancer.

'Got an unwanted hug from Rahul, but no answers'

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 53 min ago
“Yesterday in Parliament we kept asking them (opposition)... please tell us why this noconfidence motion? When they could not give a reason, they gave an unwanted hug (Jab karan nahin bata paye, gale pad gaye),” Modi said, referring to Rahul’s embrace in the Lok Sabha.

Cow vigilantes strike in Alwar again, kill youth

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 57 min ago
The chilling run of lynch mobs continues. A 31-year-old Muslim man from Haryana’s Mewat district became its latest victim, in Rajasthan’s Alwar, late on Friday. Rakbar Khan, who was allegedly attacked by a group of 8-10 cow vigilantes, succumbed to his injuries in hospital a few hours later.

'Sexual preference can be a personal choice'

TIMES OF INDIA - 9 hours 39 min ago
In the government’s first formal comment on its decision not to oppose decriminalisation of Sec 377 that makes gay sex illegal, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the stance recognises changing social attitudes. He also said the offer to Congress for a legislative ‘package’ on gender rights is not posturing.

In pre-poll sop, govt slashes GST on 100 mass-use items

TIMES OF INDIA - 9 hours 46 min ago
The GST Council delivered a fresh round of rate cut on Saturday to benefit consumers, slashing the levy on nearly 100 items, including white goods, sanitary napkins, handicrafts, perfumes and paints, in what was seen as a pre-election bonanza.

Raje to be BJP's CM candidate in Rajasthan

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:26
"The assembly election will be contested under her leadership and she will again become the chief minister with a thumping majority," Shah said at the concluding session of the BJP's state working committee meeting.

Batsmen hold key to Test win in England: Ganguly

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:00
Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that batsmen will hold key to India's chances in the upcoming five-Test series against England.

Batsmen hold key to Test win in England: Ganguly

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:00
Former captain Sourav Ganguly feels that batsmen will hold key to India's chances in the upcoming five-Test series against England.

BJP trying to create 'Talibani Hinduism': Mamata

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 18:52
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the BJP of trying to create an "atmosphere of Talibani Hinduism and Talibani communalism" in the country and gave a call for ouster of the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha polls.

Women's Hockey WC: India hold England 1-1

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:47
India warded off relentless pressure from world No. 2 England and held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in their opening game of the Women's Hockey World Cup at London's Lee Valley and Hockey Centre on Saturday.

Relief for consumers: Govt slashes GST rate on several products

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 16:26
Among items on which GST was reduced include footwear, small televisions, water heater, electric ironing machines, refrigerators, lithium ion batteries, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, food appliances and ethanol.

US says working with India to help avoid sanctions

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:52
The US on Saturday said it is working with partner countries, including India, to help them identify and avoid engaging in potentially sanctionable activity under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

Sanitary napkins exempted from GST

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:48
Sanitary napkins have been exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Maharashtra finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Saturday after a meeting of the GST Council.

US flags concern as LeT-linked men openly take part in Pak polls

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 14:12
"We have repeatedly expressed our concerns to the Pakistani government about LeT, including the participation of LeT-affiliated individuals in the elections," the US State Department said in a statement, according to the Dawn newspaper.

Live Women's Hockey World Cup: India vs England

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:59
Stay updated with Times of India for all the live updates on Women's Hockey World Cup match between India and England on Times of India

Live: PM Modi launches ambulance service in SL

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 13:09
PM Modi launched the expansion of Emergency Ambulance Service over the entire island of Sri Lanka. Stay with TOI for live updates

Rahul has hurt image of Indian politicians: Jaitley

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:23
Accusing Rahul Gandhi of "concocting" a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Congress President has seriously hurt the image of an Indian politician before the world at large.

Only love & compassion can build a nation: Rahul

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:21
A day after creating a splash in the Lok Sabha by hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that only way to build a nation was by harnessing love and compassion of people.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slams Opposition, refers to Rahul Gandhi's 'unwanted hug' at UP rally

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:06
Addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Shahjahanpur, Modi said: "There is not just one 'dal' (political party) but dal over dal resulting in "dal-dal" (marshy land) which will only help the "lotus" bloom."

New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launch delayed

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 09:44
The delay is owing to the launch timing clashing with a rival company’s event, one of the sources said. The bigger news though is -- the more powerful diesel engine, the company was flirting with -- will indeed see the light of day, albeit later, said sources.

Live: Modi addressing rally in Shahjahanpur

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 09:06
PM Modi is addressing ‘Kisan Kalyan Rally’ in Roza area of Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh today, where he is likely to announce sops for farmers. Stay with TOI for all LIVE updates:

CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 08:46
China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia has said.

How Satya Nadella 'Indianised' Microsoft

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 08:15
Last week, Microsoft said there should be "thoughtful government regulation" of facial recognition. Ponder that -- a tech company wants authorities to control one of its innovations, even before anyone had asked for it.

US call center scam: 21 Indian origin persons jailed

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:40
According to US officials, the call center scam defrauded thousands of US residents of hundreds of millions of dollars. Prosecutors said the Indian call centers used various telephone fraud schemes to defraud mainly vulnerable Americans, including the elderly and legal immigrants.

25% ATMs of PSBs may be vulnerable to fraud

TIMES OF INDIA - Sat, 07/21/2018 - 02:33
The government on Friday indicated that nearly a quarter of the automated teller machines (ATMs) run by public sector banks may be vulnerable to frauds as 74% of the cash dispensers are running on outdated software.

Rahul gains confidence, PM Modi gets a hug

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 23:00
Rahul touched upon topics as wide-ranging as women’s safety and GST, but spent the bulk of his time on allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal, accusing defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman of “speaking an untruth” as she had refused to divulge details citing a secrecy agreement with France.

France responds after Rahul attacks Rafale deal

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:09
The French government, in a statement on Friday, denied Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s claim that President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy clause binding on the Rafale deal and had also said it could be communicated to the public in India.

No-trust vote: NDA wins 325-126 with AIADMK backing and BJD, TRS abstentions

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 22:04
Marked by moments of high drama and histrionics, the no-confidence debate in Lok Sabha saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi capitalising on Rahul Gandhi’s surprise hug to suggest that the Congress chief ’s gesture asking him to get up only reflected an unfounded eagerness to assume the high office. “Those who want to reach here in a hurry came here and gestured ‘get up, get up’,” Modi said.

Now, WhatsApp to limit ‘forwards’ to 5 users

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:25
The instant messaging service WhatsApp, facing increasing censure from the government over the spread of fake news and rumours and their deadly consequences, announced fresh curbs on Friday on its India service, including limiting simultaneous message-forwarding to just five users at a go.

Climbers find body of soldier on Himachal glacier

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:15
Fifty years after an AN-12 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh with 102 personnel on board while flying from Chandigarh to Leh, a mountaineering expedition has located the body of one of the soldiers on board along with some parts of the aircraft.

SC collegium stands by Justice Joseph again

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:11
Delicately balancing its relations with the executive, the Supreme Court collegium headed by CJI Dipak Misra overruled the Centre’s objections and reiterated Uttarakhand high court Chief Justice K M Joseph’s name for appointment as an SC judge but agreed to the government’s request to change its recommendation of Justice Aniruddha Bose for the post of Delhi high court chief justice.

Zaman, Imam set record first wicket stand in ODIs

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:14
Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have created record for the highest opening partnership in ODIs, achieving the milestone during the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Friday.

SC Collegium reiterates name of Justice KM Joseph

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:40
The five-member Collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, said that there was "nothing adverse" regarding suitability of Justice Joseph as has been pointed out in the letters of the law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Wipro first quarter profit up 2%, beats estimates

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:08
Wipro also said that it would buy US-based Alight Solutions' India operations for $117 million in cash. The deal is expected to be completed in the quarter ending September.

Trump warns tariffs on $500bn of Chinese imports

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:01
"We're down a tremendous amount," Trump said in the interview, which was recorded on Thursday, about trade imbalances with China. "I'm ready to go to 500."

Why PM Modi laughed out loud in Lok Sabha

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:25
Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not hold back his laughter after Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused him of being unable to look into his eyes because of nervousness.

No-trust: Cong protests being given only 38 mins

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:26
The Congress party on Friday protested being allotted only 38 minutes to present its views on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha today against the BJP-led NDA government, reported news agency ANI. It said a no-confidence motion isn't like a question hour which has different rules for allotting time per speaker.

Dhoni's explosive finishing powers on the wane?

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 05:44
In England, Mahendra Singh Dhoni looked out of sorts with the bat in the ODIs. He was even booed by the crowd in the second game at Lord's, when he slowed in the last 10 overs while chasing 323.

Rahul's speech will start oust-Modi campaign: Cong

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:47
Congress spokesman Anand Sharma said the opposition would expose the Modi government on its “allround failure” during the last four years and dubbed Modi a “demagogue”.

LIVE: 'It will be NDA + at the trust vote'

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:40
The Lok Sabha is to debate and vote on the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP against the Modi government. Stay with TOI for all the LIVE updates:

India, US to hold first '2+2 dialogue' on Sept 6

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 02:57
The inaugural 'two-plus-two dialogue' between India and the US will be held on September 6 in New Delhi, the State Department announced on Friday. Last month, the US had postponed the much-awaited dialogue due to "unavoidable reasons".

'Social media providers to ID fake news handles'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:32
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday told the Lok Sabha that the ministry had asked social media service providers to identify handles spreading fake news, which were responsible for recent incidents of mob violence. Singh said the ministry issued an advisory to states after incidents of lynching were reported.

No-trust vote: BJP looks to PM to target oppn

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:45
On the eve of the No-confidence vote, the first against the Narendra Modi government, BJP seemed confident about its numbers even as the party looked at PM Narendra Modi to use the debate to target the opposition with a sharp campaign-style speech.

No-trust vote: BJP looks to PM to target oppn

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:45
On the eve of the no-trust vote, the first against the Modi government, BJP seemed confident about its numbers even as the party looked at PM Narendra Modi to use the debate to target the opposition with a sharp campaign-style speech.

'Dhadak' Movie Review: 3.5/5

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:08
With all its strengths and weaknesses, Dhadak attempts to highlight some shocking truths about our society and for that it makes a worthy watch.

Now, govt & SC collegium in conflict over Delhi CJ

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:41
The Centre has sought reconsideration of Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation made six months ago for appointment of Calcutta high court’s Justice Aniruddha Bose as Chief Justice of Delhi high court.

'8m people live in modern slavery in India'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:38
In its latest report, the Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in “modern slavery” in India — a claim strongly contested by the government on the grounds that its parameters were poorly defined and too wide-ranging.

'Big event' thieves who targeted PM rallies nabbed

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:35
From the PM’s rallies to the Puri Rath Ratra; Justin Beiber’s concert in Mumbai to the auto expo in Greater Noida, this group of six men didn’t want to miss a single mega mass event in the country. Their passion for the crowds, however, had a dark motivation — the men stole wallets, smartphones and valuables at these events.

No-trust vote: Sena still undecided, says whip issued 'by mistake'

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:47
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has asked his party MPs to remain in Delhi, but the final decision as to whether the party will support the Modi government against the Opposition's no-confidence motion will be taken on Friday, a Sena functionary said.

No-trust vote: BJP confident of win, Cong says issue not just of numbers

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:13
The Modi government is expected to have a smooth sailing when it faces the first no-confidence motion in four years in the Lok Sabha on Friday with all eyes on fence sitters like the AIADMK and the BJD and the day-long debate that is likely to set the agenda for the 2019 general elections.

Rupee sinks 43 paise, ends at lifetime low of 69.05

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:33
The US dollar surged to fresh one-year high after the Fed chief's testimony to the US Senate yesterday bolstered the expectations of interest rate hikes, though gradually.

No-confidence debate: How govt plans to blunt oppn offensive

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:35
Ahead of the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, all central ministries and departments have been directed to prepare a list of achievements of the Modi government which will be highlighted while a core team will be at work to counter the opposition's offensive as the debate progresses

Aussie pacer Cummins clarifies on Kohli comment

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:51
Australian pacer Pat Cummins on Thursday sought to clarify his widely-publicised bold prediction on Virat Kohli, saying it was more wishful thinking than him targeting the Indian run-machine.

RBI to issue new Rs 100 notes shortly

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:02
The new Rs 100 notes will bear the signature of the Reserve Bank governor Urjit Patel. The RBI said that the printing and supply of Rs 100 notes for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase.

Why PM Modi has confidence in failure of no-confidence motion

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:31
BJP managers are looking at "unaligned" regional parties to weaken the impression of an anti-BJP front and NDA constituents met to consider strategy to post a strong tally and also to deplete opposition numbers.

'I beg' to lay papers: Naidu pulls up minister

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:47
When the House met for the day, Union minister Jitendra Singh laid the papers concerning the department of space, saying that "I beg to lay papers listed against my name...". This led Naidu to say "we have given up begging one year back. You are lagging."

After Pakistan, China trying to build economic corridor to Myanmar

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:30
The planned corridor would connect the Chinese province of Yunnan and three important economic centres in Myanmar — Mandalay, Yangon New City and Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Russian 'spy' offered sex for access: US officials

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:29
Maria Butina, carried out her campaign through a series of deceptions that began in 2014. She “should be considered on a par with other covert Russian agents,” prosecutors said in a memo. Overall, they described what appears to be another arm of the Russian government’s attempts to influence or gain information about the US political process.

What Shastri says on Dhoni's retirement rumours

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:23
"MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like," India coach Ravi Shastri clarified to TOI.

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