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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Full-scale war between India and China likely soon, says Meghnad Desai

Full-scale war between India and China likely soon, says Meghnad Desai

    New Delhi, August 4 (IANS) With India, the US and China forming a “very combustible mixture right now”, the fate of the ongoing Doklam standoff would largely depend upon events in the South China Sea, noted commentator on…

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal – diplomats

U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal – diplomats

    UNITED NATIONS, August 4 (Reuters) – The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger U.N. sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signaling a likely deal with China on new…