‘Harry Potter’ author Rowling apologises over Trump tweets

‘Harry Potter’ author Rowling apologises over Trump tweets

    “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has apologised to the family of a wheelchair-bound boy for tweets in which she accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ignoring his proffered hand at a media event. Rowling branded Trump a “monster of narcissism” after footage of a July 24 news conference on healthcare showed the president […]

Pakistani militant killed in Kashmir while visiting wife

Pakistani militant killed in Kashmir while visiting wife

    Srinagar, August 1 (IANS) A top Pakistani militant who carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head was killed by security forces on Tuesday when he went to visit his Indian wife in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.   The Jammu and Kashmir Police, which had […]

Paytm plans messaging service to rival WhatsApp

Paytm plans messaging service to rival WhatsApp

    MUMBAI, August 1 (Reuters) – India’s leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service by the end of this month to compete with Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.   Paytm, which is backed by Japan’s SoftBank and China’s Alibaba, wants to attract people […]

Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as PM to replace ousted Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani lawmakers elect Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as PM to replace ousted Nawaz Sharif

    ISLAMABAD, August 1 (Reuters) – Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country’s new prime minister, replacing ousted veteran leader Nawaz Sharif.   Sharif’s ruling PML-N party used its majority in the National Assembly to install Abbasi, after the Supreme Court last week ordered Nawaz Sharif disqualified […]

India’s ‘China threat’ is to cover up internal failings: Daily

    Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) India is making up an imaginary “China threat” because of growing threats to its own national unity, a leading Chinese newspaper said on Tuesday.   “It is hard to understand India’s groundless ‘China threat’ theory,” said a report in the state-run Global Times by Long Xingchun, a research fellow […]

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030: Study

Air pollution may cause 60,000 deaths in 2030: Study

    New York, August 1 (IANS) Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed.   According to the study, hotter temperatures speed up the chemical reactions that create air pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matters, […]

Exercise in childhood may cut obesity, cancer risk

Exercise in childhood may cut obesity, cancer risk

    Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) Exercise during childhood and adolescence may thwart some of the damaging effects of a high-fat diet such as obesity, heart disease and cancer, researchers have claimed.   The findings, based on the mouse study, revealed that the bone has the capacity to retain “memory” of its effects long even […]

Priyanka ‘can’t wait’ to work on show on Madhuri Dixit

Priyanka ‘can’t wait’ to work on show on Madhuri Dixit

    Mumbai, August 1 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she cannot wait to begin work as executive producer of a comedy series about Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit’s life for US network ABC.   The 34-year-old actress, who has made her presence felt in Hollywood, took to Instagram to share her excitement about […]

Nagaland…

Nagaland…

The Chief guest and Sub Divisional Officer (Civil), Mon District, Kumar Ramanikant with the officials and the Kuki Cultural Troupe, during the Special Outreach Programme on flagship programmes of the Central Government with focus on Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, PMJDY, organised by the Directorate of Field Publicity, Kohima, at Kuki Christian Fellowship Compound, […]

GST, weak demand pull manufacturing output down: PMI

    Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) India’s manufacturing sector’s output declined last month due to the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and weak demand, a key macro-economic data showed on Tuesday.   The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which is a composite indicator of manufacturing performance, stood at 47.9 in […]