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This is right time to invest in women's cricket: Jhulan (2 minutes ago)
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A day after India women's cricket team agonisingly lost to hosts England in the World Cup final at Lord's, veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami said the time is right to take the game forward, observing the "real journey" for the eves starts now.

UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic (2 minutes ago)
Rabat, July 24 (IANS) A Moroccan peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in an ambush in Bangassou city of the Central African Republic, local media reported on Monday.

World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness (4 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here next month, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.

Doklam has always been under China's jurisdiction: Minister (8 minutes ago)
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that there has been no territorial dispute in the Doklam area.

20 world class research institutions to come up soon: Javdekar (8 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar on Monday told Parliament that guidelines and proposal for the 20 world class research and teaching institutions were ready and will soon get the go-aheadd.

Sushma assures help to ailing Indian in France (14 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, known for using Twitter extensively to aid distressed Indians abroad, on Monday assured help to an Indian national hospitalised in France with blood infection.

Your real-life 'attachment style' also applies to Facebook (18 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 24 (IANS) Your attachment style -- how avoidant or anxious you are in a close relationship in real life -- also applies on social media platforms like Facebook, researchers reveal.

Soul of India resides in pluralism, need to eschew violence: President (22 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance and the country must free its public discourse from all forms of violence, physical as well as verbal.

FIFA says all doping tests at Confed Cup turned negative (24 minutes ago)
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) All doping tests collected at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, held in Russia this summer, tested negative, the world football's governing body announced on Monday.

Mamata stresses on digitising Bengali film archive (Lead) (26 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed on digitisation of film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.

In two years solar energy for residential sector would be cheaper than electricity grid: Solar players (26 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) In the next two years, solar power will be cheaper than the electricity grid in the residential sector, says solar energy provider SunSource Energy which on Monday successfully implemented the first two phases of a 100 MW solar project in South East Asia.

Jaitley introduces Banking Regulation Bill (Lead) (26 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill which allows the Centre to authorise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banks to initiate recovery proceedings against loan defaulters.

China hints Doval may meet its top diplomat amid border row (Roundup) (28 minutes ago)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China on Monday hinted that its top diplomat Yang Jiechi and Indian NSA Ajit Doval may hold a bilateral meeting this week on the sidelines of the BRICS NSA Summit even as it warned New Delhi to shed "illusory thinking" and immediately withdraw troops that Beijing says have crossed into Chinese territory.

Digital transactions in all co-operative banks by March 2018: NPCI (28 minutes ago)
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Monday said all co-operative banks in the country would be part of digital transactions by March 2018.

Harikrishna finishes second in Rapid chess Championship (19:26)
Biel (Switzerland), July 24 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna got off to a flying start in the Biel International Chess Festival campaign after finishing runner-up in the Rapid Chess Championship here.

Seven held for terror funding, Hurriyat calls for Kashmir shutdown (Roundup) (19:24) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested seven key Kashmiri separatists on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting protests in the Kashmir Valley.

Sunny Deol adds credibility to 'Poster Boys': Shreyas (19:22)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor- filmmaker Shreyas Talpade says he wanted the "Ghayal" star Sunny Deol to play a role in "Poster Boys" to add credibility to the film, which has a "little sensitive subject".

Vodafone-Idea merger gets CCI approval (19:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given approval for the Vodafone-Idea merger.

SC blocks BCCI ex-chief Srinivasan, Shah from BCCI SGM (Lead)  (19:20)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked former BCCI President N. Srinivasan and former Secretary Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting.

Mamata stresses need to digitise Bengali film archives (19:18)
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday stressed the need to digitise film-related content for preservation of the legacy of Bengali cinema.

36 die as car-bomb hits government bus in Kabul (Second Lead) (19:16)
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) At least 36 persons were killed and 42 others wounded when a car packed with explosives struck a minibus carrying government employees in western Kabul in Afghanistan on Monday, officials and witnesses said.

Flyover open to public in Gurugram (19:14)
Gurugram, July 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated an eight-lane flyover on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, fulfilling a long-standing demand.

Maharashtra tops in skill development: NSDC data (19:08)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Maharashtra has emerged as the topper in imparting Skill Training to over a million youths in the National Skill Development Corporation's (NSDC) Skill India Mission, an official said here on Monday.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over border firing (19:06)
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan summoned on Monday the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a formal protest over ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir resulting in the killing of a 12-year-old boy.

No more language barriers in cinema: Kajol (19:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Kajol, who is making her comeback into southern cinema after two decades with Tamil film "VIP 2", says cinema has changed and there are no more language barriers.

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