Jun 30

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2 transgender women running for US Congress could make history

Los Angeles: Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November. Democrats Misty Snow and Misty Plowright would make history if elected. Snow, 30, a Utah grocery store clerk, is running for the Senate while Plowright, 33, a Colorado army veteran and former

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Power employees defy ESMA, proceed on two-day strike

Chandigarh: Defying ESMA, thousands of employees of state power distribution companies on Wednesday began a two-day strike to protest the outsourcing of operation and maintenance of 23 power sub-divisions in Haryana even as the state government claimed power supply was normal. Protesting employees raised slogans against the state government at various places for its decision

BREAKING NEWS: Ten killed in suicide bombing in Cameroon

Cameroon: At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist in northern Cameroon, a security source said Thursday. “A suicide attacker from Boko Haram blew himself up during the night in Djakana”, a town near the Nigerian border, killing 10 people, the source said. A source close the

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‘Hero’ Sikh saves drowning girl using turban in Canada

Toronto: A quick-thinking Sikh man is being hailed as a hero in Canada after he saved a teenage girl from drowning by using his turban to pull her out of a frigid river. Avtar Hothi, a 65-year-old farmer from Kamloops, British Columbia, used his turban to save the teen who had fallen into the cold

RBI governor Rajan meets Jaitley

New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today called on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as the central bank and the government seek to quickly put in place a new interest rate-setting mechanism. “Finance Ministry and RBI keep talking all the time,” Rajan told reporters after meeting Jaitley at his office here. In sweeping changes, a

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Royal Enfield to sell gears, accessories on Flipkart

New Delhi: Niche bike maker Royal Enfield has joined hands with e-commerce major Flipkart to sell its branded gears and accessories. This is for the first time Royal Enfield has partnered with a third-party for sale of its accessories. Earlier, it used to sell within its own authorised retail network and website. “Till now our

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Lesbians, gays, bisexuals are not third gender, SC clarifies

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to modify its 2014 order on transgenders while clarifying that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are not third gender. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and N V Ramana said it is amply clear from the verdict of April 15, 2014 that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are not

World Bank chief meets Modi, discusses nutrition, green power

New Delhi: World Bank Group President JimYong Kim called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as part of the Bank’s efforts to explore ways to support government initiatives on nutrition and renewable energy. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted a picture of Modi with Kim, but no details are immediately available. Kim, who visited an anganwadi

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Audi eyes smaller cities, North-East to spur growth

Guwahati: Luxury car maker Audi India todaysaid it is focusing more on tier II and III locations, including the North-East, to tap the growing appetite of customers for premium vehicles. “Luxury enthusiasts in smaller cities are the ones who are converting into customers…as they are the ones with big pockets. “North-Eastern (region in) India is

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Student leader shot dead by friends

Meerut: A 26-year-old student leader was shotdead allegedly by his friends following an altercation at Tejgarhi Chauraha here, police said today. Prashant Chowdhury alias Robin, a students’ leader at Chaudhary Charan Singh University here, last night went to a hotel for dinner with his friends when an altercation broke out between them over some issue,

‘Canned food may expose you to hormone-disrupting chemical’

Los Angeles: Consuming canned food may expose people to a chemical which is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health effects, a new study has claimed. The study highlights the challenges consumers face in trying to limit their exposure to the hormone-disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to make, among other things,

New Facebook news feed changes to put friends ahead of media

New York: Facebook has made changes in news feed ranking to ensure you do not miss updates from families and friends amid the flood of information on the social media platform of over a billion users. “The goal of News Feed is to show people the stories that are most relevant to them. Today, we’re

Breaking- Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama

Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir: Police.

Gold down Rs 149 in futures trade as global cues hurt

New Delhi: Gold prices drifted lower byRs 149 to Rs 31,166 per 10 grams in futures trade today as participants lightened their positions, largely in step with a weak trend overseas. In futures trading, gold for delivery in August contract was trading Rs 149 or 0.48 per cent down at Rs 31,166 per 10 grams

8 killed in Mumbai pharmacy blaze

Mumbai: At least eight persons, including three infants, were killed on Thursday when a massive blaze engulfed a medical store in Mumbai’s Andheri suburb, an official said. Three others, including a fireman battling the blaze were injured, said an official of BMC Disaster Control. The cause of the huge fire is still unknown but it

‘Baahubali’ to be re-released in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: To commemorate the first anniversary of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali”, its Kerala distributor Global United Media has planned to re-release the dubbed Malayalam version of the film. “The film originally released on July 10 last year. We haven’t locked the date yet, but we plan to release the Malayalam version in Kerala in

Indians continue to impress at Canada Open

Calgary (Canada): India witnessed anotherfruitful at the Canada Open as all its shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy, entered the third round of the USD 55,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament, here. Top seed Jayaram struggled past Canada’s Martin Giuffre 17-21 21-17 21-13 in a 54-minute match to set up a fight with Austria’s

Breaking- Fire breaks out at Amritsar Railway station, reservation counter gutted

Amritsar: Major fire broke out at Amritsar Railway station, on Thursday. According to the reports reservation counter was reduced into

DU releases first cut-off; LSR highest with 98.5%

New Delhi: University of Delhi (DU) on Wednesday released its first cut-off for the academic session 2016-17 with Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) keeping the highest cut-off for Psychology Honours at 98.5 per cent, an increase of 0.5 percentage point. The LSR set the cut-off for English Honours and B.Com (Honours) at 98.25 per cent

Vietnam sentences Australian to death for heroin trafficking

Hanoi: A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian citizen to death for heroin trafficking. Tuoi Tre newspaper said Nguyen Thi Huong, 73, was convicted of trafficking 3.5 pounds of heroin by a court in Ho Chi Minh City in a trial that lasted half a day yesterday. Huong, who was originally from Vietnam,