Boys sweep top ranks in Engineering entrance exam

Boys sweep top ranks in Engineering entrance exam

Boys swept the top ten ranks in the entrance examinations for admission to Engineering courses in the State, the rank list of which was published on Tuesday. The first rank went to Shafil Maheen from Kozhikode. The second rank went to Vedant Prakash and Abhilash Kar got third rank, both from Kottayam. A total of […]

Cuba rejects new U.S policy, saying ‘pressure will not work’

Cuba rejects new U.S policy, saying ‘pressure will not work’

Cuba’s foreign minister has rejected President Donald Trump’s new policy toward the island, saying ‘we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat’ and refusing to return U.S fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a hard-edged response to the policy announced on Friday, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said that Trump’s restrictions on transactions […]

Woman kidnapped, gang-raped in moving car

Woman kidnapped, gang-raped in moving car

A 35-year-old woman was gang-raped on Monday in Sohna in Haryana, in a horrific ordeal that is believed to have lasted several hours. According to the woman, three men in a Maruti Swift car kidnapped her around 8 pm on Monday in Gurgaon’s Sohna area. The men drove around on the streets of Sohna for […]

India’s Mars mission completes 1,000 Earth days in orbit

India’s Mars mission completes 1,000 Earth days in orbit

The country’s low-cost Mars spacecraft completed 1,000 Earth days in its orbit on Monday, well beyond its designed mission life of six months or 180 days. “The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completes 1,000 earth days in its orbit, on Monday (June 19, 2017) well beyond its designed mission life of six months,” the Indian Space […]

Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President: PM Modi

Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President: PM Modi

Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. His remarks came hours after the BJP Parliamentary Board declared Bihar Governor Kovind as the NDA’s choice for President. “I am sure Shri Ram Nath Kovind will make an […]

TDP welcomes BJP’s choice for president’s post

TDP welcomes BJP’s choice for president’s post

The Telugu Desam Party, an ally of the NDA, welcomed the BJP’s decision to put up Bihar Governor and Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind as the alliance’s candidate for the presidential election. TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hailed Kovind’s candidature as ‘the right choice’ for the highest constitutional post and […]

Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s presidential candidate

Ram Nath Kovind is NDA’s presidential candidate

The BJP on Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s candidate for the post of president. Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, BJP president Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. He said political parties had been informed of […]

Australia announces online visa applications for Indians

Australia announces online visa applications for Indians

The Australian government announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting July 1. Australia’s assistant minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Alex Hawke, said the online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians. There has been a significant increase in demand […]

Death toll in landslides in Bangladesh rises to 163

Death toll in landslides in Bangladesh rises to 163

The death toll rose to 163 in Bangladesh’s landslides as five more persons, including three children, were killed due to incessant rains in two districts. The fresh landslides occurred in the wee hours of Sunday in Khagrachhari and Moulvibazar districts. Three children died in Bangladesh’s south-eastern Khagrachhari district, ‘Dhaka Tribune’ reported. With the addition of […]

Baby born on Jet Airways plane bags free air tickets for life

Baby born on Jet Airways plane bags free air tickets for life

He is a born frequent flier — a baby boy, born on Sunday 35,000 feet above sea level on a Jet Airways plane from Saudi Arabia to India, has received a free lifetime pass from the airline as his first birthday gift. Jet Airways flight 9W 569 took off from Dammam for Kochi at 2.55 […]