Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan military strikes

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the US to...

Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Taliban officials in several provinces across Afghanistan have forcibly displaced residents partly to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said.


Vaccine manufacturers played big role in India's success story: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday credited domestic vaccine manufacturers for their role in the "success story of India".


TDP leader arrested for using abusive words against Andhra CM gets bail

Amaravti, Oct 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday granted bail to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesman K. Pattabhi Ram who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly using abusive words against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.


Amit Shah arrives in J&K with PM Modi's message of peace, love

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah's maiden 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 has assumed significance in the backdrop of recent attacks on civilians by militants in the Valley.


B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail

Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Mohammad Fayez, who has been charged under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) for inciting people via social media which led to the widespread communal violence in the country earlier this month, has been sent to jail.

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Mehbooba Mufti slams Centre over Amit Shah's J&K visit

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday slammed Centre over Union Home Minister Amit Shah's three-day J&K visit.


Pakistan's coal import ban to hit South Africa

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) With India yet to update nationally determined contributions or NDCs, as mandated for nearly 200 nations party to the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce the emissions, especially from coal-fired power plants, ...


'Gold Bond' VII to be issued at Rs 4,765 per gram

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The issue price for Sovereign Gold Bonds has been fixed at Rs 4,765 per gram of gold.


EU condemns 'Israeli measures' against children in Palestine

Ramallah, Oct 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) mission to Palestine on Friday condemned the Israeli measures against Palestinian children in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to an official EU statement.



T20 World Cup: Nice to get that one over the line, says Marcus Stoinis

Abu Dhabi, Oct 23 (IANS) Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said that it was nice to get his team over the line in a tense run-chase against South Africa on Saturday. He admitted that there was a bit of a feeling of '0here we go again' while putting on an unbeaten stand of 40 runs...


For Aahana Kumra, 'Call My Agent: Bollywood' is about memorable experiences

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra, who plays a talent agent in "Call My Agent: Bollywood", is happy with the response the Netflix series has received and said that the show will prove to be an absolutely "fun masala entertainer".


Minoo Mumtaz, Bollywood's original 'Dancing Queen' passes away (Ld)

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Veteran character actress Minoo Mumtaz, famed as the 'Reshmi Salwar-wali' girl - and sister of the late comedian Mehmood Ali - passed away in Canada early on Saturday, a family member said.


Rakshit Shetty completes shoot for film with pup named 'Charlie 777'

Bengaluru, Oct 23 (IANS) Who will forget the journey of Marley, the pup in 'Marley & Me', the 2008 comedy-drama film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston? Following in the footsteps of the popular Hollywood hit movie, Kannada actor-filmmaker Rakshit Shetty, who's known for his ...

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.


Study find links to genetic disorders in walking patterns

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) A team of researchers has linked the genetic disorders Fragile X and SHANK3 deletion syndrome -- both linked to autism and health problems -- to walking patterns by examining the microscopic movements of those wearing motion-sensored sneakers.


Olive Bar and Kitchen launches a cloud kitchen

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANSlife) From the iconic Mediterranean restaurant, Olive Bar and Kitchen, AD Singh has recently launched a new cloud kitchen, Olive Pizzeria, with multiple locations.