IANS Headlines:
  • Andhra Pradesh: Andhra govt Thursday urged Centre to take necessary steps to bring back Telugu workers stranded in war-torn Libya
  • Assam: Youth Congress leader Abdul Baset arrested from Guwahati this morning in a land dispute case
  • Bihar: The total income of 1,500-yr-old Mahabodhi temple during 2013-14 was Rs106 crore, the highest till date, say officials
  • Chennai: Teachers Recruitment Board releases list of 15,226 candidates who passed TET exam; for details visit trb.tn.nic.in
  • Delhi: Juvenile driver of an e-rickshaw, which hit a woman and knocked her child into vessel of boiling sugar syrup, arrested
  • Gujarat: Prices of petrol slashed by Rs 1.36 and diesel hiked by 63 paise; effective from today
  • Haryana: CM Hooda Thursday congratulated General Dalbir Singh Suhag, who hails from Jhajjar dist, on taking over as Army chief
  • Himachal Pradesh: Govt fixes limits of 10 quintal onion, 20 quintal potato at one time for which no license would be required by dealer
  • Jammu and Kashmir: A person, posted as private security guard at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh in Srinagar, shot at by militants, police said
  • Karnataka: Met department predicts light to moderate and heavy rainfall for south interior and coastal areas of the state
  • Kerala: In the first phase of evacuation of Keralite nurses from Libya, 200 nurses will return home Friday, CM said Thursday
  • Kolkata: Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, 66, died at a hospital in Kolkata Thursday after a prolonged illness
  • Madhya Pradesh: Police Thursday arrested 3 Maoists from Bayanar police station limits in Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh
  • Maharashtra: Death toll in landslide in Malin village climbs to 50; rescue operation on; possibility of any survivor ruled out
  • Mumbai: Met department issues a fresh alert of heavy rainfall for Mumbai, Thane and Konkan region during next 48 hours IANS
  • Northeast: Three ZUF militants killed in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Tamenglong dist near Imphal in Manipur Thursday
  • Odisha: Ganjam dist admn has directed all schools to open road safety clubs for students, educate them about road safety norms
  • Punjab: Products made by jail inmates could be supplied to educational institutions, govt offices of state, a minister said
  • Rajasthan: Three amendment bills on Contract Labour, Industrial Dispute, Factories Acts passed in Assembly by voice vote Thursday
  • Tamil Nadu: Teachers Recruitment Board releases list of 15,226 candidates who passed TET exam; for details visit trb.tn.nic.in
  • UP East: Curfew to be relaxed in Saharanpur dist from 10 am to 6 pm today and all govt offices to function from 10 am to 5 pm
  • UP West: Curfew to be relaxed in Saharanpur dist from 10 am to 6 pm today and all govt offices to function from 10 am to 5 pm
  • West Bengal: Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, 66, died at a hospital in Kolkata Thursday after a prolong illness
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'India will give befitting response to Pakistani aggression'  (1 minute ago)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's response to any aggression from Pakistan will be "more than adequate", newly appointed army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag said here Friday.

CWG badminton: Sindhu makes it a good day for India  (7 minutes ago)
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Thursday night joined Parupalli Kashyap, Rajah Menuri Venkata Gurusaidutt and Puthenpurayil Chandrika Thulasi in the quarterfinals of badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here.

Wasim Akram will always remain a dear friend: Humaima  (7 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was reportedly in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, says she is still good friends with him.

'Hercules' - brilliant 3D effects make it a treat (IANS Movie Review)  (9 minutes ago)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "Hercules"; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Peter Mullan, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes and Tobias Santelmann; Director: Brett Ratner; Rating: ***1/2

Continue peace talks: Myanmar president  (10:34)
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Friday called for efforts to continue peace talks amidst the country's political reform.

14 Palestinians killed in Gaza  (10:32)
Gaza, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 14 Palestinians were killed and 29 injured Friday in Israeli airstrikes, hours before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Light rainfall likely in Delhi Friday  (10:30)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It will be a partly cloudy Friday here with the possibility of light rainfall and thunderstorm in some parts of the city, the Met Office said.

Special Social Development Corridor can ensure inclusive growth (Comment: Special to IANS)  (10:30)
By Sachi Satpathy
Can the new NDA government break the existing political vendetta in the administrative system and open space for all chief ministers, irrespective of their political affiliation, to collectively work and take ownership of the much-awaited nation building process and help achieve the much needed growth in selected worst performing states on major human development indicators? In this direction, a national program with focus and complete concentration on specific areas and issues can be an option to bring balanced inclusive growth in the country.

'Finding boy to play lead in 'Pulipaarvai' challenging'  (10:20)
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Director Pravin Gandhi says it took him months to find a 12-year old boy to play the lead in his upcoming Tamil thriller "Pulipaarvai", which narrates the story of Balachandran, son of late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

Galaxy that acts as cosmic magnifying glass discovered  (10:20)
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

Father beats infant, posts photos on Facebook 'for fun'  (10:18)
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A French father who posted a photo of his one-month-old infant showing injuries on Facebook "for fun" has been booked on abuse charges.

24 dead in Taiwan gas leak (Lead)  (10:16)
Taipei, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 24 people have been killed and 271 injured in gas leak explosions in a Taiwan city, an official said Friday.

Basketballer Ginobili to miss 2014 World Cup  (10:02)
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Argentina and San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili will miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Sensex loses 174 points; banking stocks dip  (09:56)
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 174.54 points or 0.67 percent down as banking stocks plunged.

Can't stop falling in love with a ghost (Book Review)  (09:38)
By Shilpa Raina
Title: Gulab; Author:Annie Zaidi; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 186; Price: Rs.350

Maharashtra gets its 36th district  (09:26)
Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was carved out of India's most populous district Thane Friday here.

Maharashtra landslide toll touches 50  (09:04)
Pune, Aug 1 (IANS) The toll in a landslide disaster in Maharashtra's Malin village touched 50, with another 22 injured, an official said here Friday.

Watch your waistline for diabetes risk  (08:56)
London, Aug 1 (IANS) A British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Woman kills sons, self after quarrel with husband  (08:52)
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) A woman in Odisha killed her two minor sons before hanging herself to death after a quarrel with her husband over some trivial matter, police said Friday.

Guerrillas snatch security guard's weapon  (08:16)
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas Friday snatched the weapon of a guard posted for the security of a judge here, an official said.

I was fortunate with all leading ladies, except one: Douglas  (08:00)
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas says he always enjoyed a great rapport with all his female co-stars, except one.

Hamas accepts UN-proposed ceasefire in Gaza  (07:58)
Gaza, Aug 1 (IANS) Islamic Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions accepted early Friday a UN-proposed ceasefire for 72 hours with Israel, a senior Hamas official said.

Assad vows persistent fight against 'terrorism' in Syria  (07:58)
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that his administration's war against terrorism is a "battle of existence", state media reported.

Offensive on Gaza big gamble for Israelis: Hamas  (07:58)
Gaza, Aug 1 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement said Thursday that the continuation of the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip is a big gamble for the Israelis.

Mexico, California to build new border crossing  (07:58)
Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS) Mexico and the US state of California agreed Thursday to build a new vehicle border crossing to help boost trade, Mexican authorities said.

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