Teachers continue hunger strike in Tripura

    Agartala, August 4 (IANS) Rejecting a government appeal, around 50 teachers belonging to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) continued their indefinite hunger strike for the fourth day on Friday in Tripura demanding regularisation of their jobs.   “We would continue our indefinite hunger strike until the Tripura government decides to regularise our service,” Tripura […]

Vanity Fair stands by Angelina Jolie cover story

Vanity Fair stands by Angelina Jolie cover story

    LOS ANGELES, August 4 (AP) — Vanity Fair is standing by its description of the casting process used for Angelina Jolie’s forthcoming Netflix film, “First They Killed My Father.”   The magazine wrote in a statement Thursday that it has reviewed transcripts and audio recordings from interviews with Jolie that were used to […]

Income tax offices to remain open on Saturday for ITR filings

    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) All income tax offices will remain open till Saturday midnight to facilitate manual filing of income tax returns for the 2016-17 fiscal on the last day fixed for such filings, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Friday.   “August 5, being a Saturday, the CBDT […]

Massive Neymar transfer fee shows how broken system is: FIFPro

Massive Neymar transfer fee shows how broken system is: FIFPro

    August 4 (Reuters) – The record 222 million-euro ($263 million) fee Paris St Germain is paying to acquire Neymar from Barcelona shows just how wrong the transfer system is, world players’ union FIFPro said on Friday.   FIFPro is lobbying the European Union to ban transfer fees which it says concentrates power in […]

Rahul’s car attacked in Gujarat, says ‘not scared of cowards’

    Dhanera (Banaskantha), August 4 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s car was on Friday stoned and windows broken by hostile black-flag waving crowds shouting slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tour of flood-hit Dhanera town in north Gujarat’s Banaskantha district.   At village after village, in several places, Gandhi […]

Now, Aadhaar must for death certificates

Now, Aadhaar must for death certificates

    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) In order to prevent identity fraud or the need for producing multiple documents to prove a dead person’s identity, the government has directed those applying for a death certificate will have to provide the deceased’s Aadhaar number, an official statement said on Friday.   The Registrar General of […]

China will not pull back from Doklam: PLA expert

China will not pull back from Doklam: PLA expert

    Beijing, August 4 (IANS) China will not withdraw troops from Doklam because if Chinese troops pull back now it will “embolden” New Delhi to make trouble in future, a Chinese military expert has said.   You Dongxiaom, an associate professor at the International College of Defense at the National Defense University of the […]

Prince Harry might propose Meghan Markle soon

Prince Harry might propose Meghan Markle soon

    Los Angeles, August 4 (IANS) Actress Kathryn Drysdale, who plays actress Meghan Markle in the comedy show “The Windsors”, thinks Prince Harry will propose her soon.   “I hear Prince Harry’s going to propose… How exciting for her if that happens! I think Meghan has got her sights set on becoming a humanitarian […]

Indian Army has domination over border with Pakistan: Jaitley

    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Indian Army has “domination” over the Indian-Pakistan border, including through deployment of radars, sensors and other surveillance.   Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley said securing the border was a “continuous process” and there is not a […]

Yoga may help to reduce symptoms of depression: Study

Yoga may help to reduce symptoms of depression: Study

    New York, August 4 (IANS) If you are suffering from depression, yoga can complement traditional therapies and help reduce the symptoms of the mental disorder, researchers claim.   “Yoga has become increasingly popular in the West, and many new yoga practitioners cite stress-reduction and other mental health concerns as their primary reason for […]