Jul 09

Cross-border infiltration in J&K down by 43%

Net cross-border infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has reduced to 43 per cent in the first half of 2019 while the barbed wire fencing along the India-Pakistan border will be completed by March 2020, the Parliament was told on Tuesday. The government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance towards cross-border infiltration, Minister of State

Playing video games can make you more creative: Study

Playing video games may not be as bad as we always thought and certain games that foster creative freedom can help in increasing creativity, researchers say.In the experimental study published in the Creativity Research Journal, the researchers analysed 352 participants. They compared the effects of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV

Housing sales in major cities fall 13% in April-June: Anarock

Sale of housing units across seven major cities in the country declined by 13 per cent on quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) basis during the April-June quarter of 2019, an Anarock report said on Tuesday. Sales declined to 68,600 units from 78,520 units in the January-March quarter, the report said.”As anticipated, residential real estate activity remained largely tepid

Indian Navy’s ‘White Tigers’ squadron turns 60

The longest serving combat unit of the Indian Navy, the White Tigers squadron, which played a stellar role in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, has turned 60. Flying Seahawks, the unit had stopped sections of the Pakistani armed forces from fleeing into Myanmar following the surrender of East Pakistan on December 17, 1971, former Navy chief

MBD Group celebrates 9th Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the most awaited annual celebration for every member of MBD family. This year it marks the 74th birth anniversary of our Founder, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra–an exemplar for business and society. Every year on 10 July MBDians renew their pledge to pursue his vision and values. The theme of MBD Group’s 9th

Telugu film ‘Oh! Baby’ grosses Rs 17 crore in 3 days

Actor Samantha Akkineni-starrer Telugu comedy “Oh! Baby” has grossed Rs 17 crore in its opening weekend, according to a poster released by its makers on Monday. Directed by Nandini Reddy, the film is the story of a 70-year-old woman who wakes up one day to find herself in the body of a 24-year-old. “Oh! Baby”

India not worried about over dependence on Rohit-Kohli-Rahul

A look at the run-scorers list of the Indian team once again brings to the fore the fact that the so-called batting powerhouse is dependent heavily on three batsmen — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and K.L. Rahul. But the Indian team management has made it clear that they are not perturbed by either the trend

Early home learning improves kids grades: Study

The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child’s early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, says a study. Published in School Effectiveness and School Improvement, the research shows preschoolers whose parents regularly read and talked about books with them scored better on math tests at

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at 20

Actor Cameron Boyce, best known for his performance in the Disney Channel’s television shows and series, has died at age 20. According to ABC News, the actor passed away on Saturday morning after suffering a seizure as a result of “an ongoing medical condition”. “It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that

Crab mentality exists in small towns: Super 30’s Anand Kumar

Educationist and founder of the ‘Super 30‘ programme Anand Kumar says he faced several problems in continuing his journey to educate underprivileged children in Patna.He blames the “crab in the bucket” mentality of people in small towns for all the obstacles which came his way while educating the children. “When it comes to a big

Budget for more power to customs officers, industry fears misuse

While the government on one hand claims to ensure ease of doing business, the Budget proposal authorising customs officers to detain a person for verification in the interest of revenue or for preventing smuggling has serious scope for misuse. Such persons would be required to undergo authentication and an enabling provision has been proposed in

12 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

At least 12 people were killed and 80 others injured on Sunday in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan Ghazni city, authorities said.The bombing, which appeared to target a military base, has been claimed by the Taliban. “The attack took place in the morning at around 8.30 a.m. near a local base of the National

Mystery of Punjab vanishing players in foreign shores

It’s a game of sportspersons from Punjab being sent abroad illegally for economic reasons by dubious sports bodies.These sports federations are, in fact, selling dollar dreams to Punjabis, say experts. Police officials admit it is a multi-million-dollar ingenious migration racket being run as there is no mechanism to keep a close tab on the modus

3 booked for raping 4-year-old dog in UP

Three people have been booked in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping a four-year-old dog in Hathras district.According to the police, the three accused kidnapped the dog from its owner’s house and later took turns to rape the female canine in Jalesar Road area. An FIR has been registered against Dinesh Kumar and two unidentified persons

Over 81,000 perform Amarnath Yatra in six days

At least 81,630 pilgrims have performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra since it began on July 1, while another batch of 4,773 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for Kashmir Valley, officials said. The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys. “Of these, 2,022 yatris are going to Baltal base camp while 2,751 are

We welcome Amarnath Yatris with open hearts as always : Says Indumeet

Srinagar Social-political activities Indumeet Singh lashed out at the central government over highway ban, saying that center should find the one-time solution to end up all Kashmiris at once rather harassing us (Kashmiri’s) over and over again. Turning it center sponsored ‘Gunda Gardi’, Indumeet Singh said, highway ban is affecting Kashmir’s tourism sector which is

India among top 5 nations who tweet most about Bitcoin

India is among the top five countries that tweet the most about Bitcoin and Facebook’s upcoming “Libra” cryptocurrency. The US leads in the volume of tweets referencing Bitcoin and “Libra” digital coin that is expected to come in 2020, revealed crypto-trading platform The TIE in a series of tweets. The study found that 38.9 per

Shaun Marsh ruled out of WC with fractured arm

Left-handed Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out from the ongoing World Cup with a fractured forearm. Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb has been named as his replacement and it has also been approved by ICC’s technical committee and will join the Australian squad for the remainder of the tournament. Marsh suffered a fracture to his

California signs new anti-discrimination hairstyle law into effect

California has approved a new anti-discrimination law designed to prevent discriminations against hairstyles that are natural to African Americans.”In California, we celebrate the contributions of everyone — no matter where they are from, who they love, what language they speak … no matter how they wear their hair,” California Governor Gavin Newsom told press on

Dhoni spat blood while batting against England

Veteran M.S. Dhoni has been drawing a lot of flak for his batting approach in the ongoing World Cup. Fans and former cricketers have been left disappointed with the way Dhoni has struggled to score runs at a brisk pace in the tournament, thus questioning his intent and capabilities to collect runs freely and quickly