Suggest names for panel on free books, uniform to EWS kids: HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government and private schools to submit names of experts for selecting the head of a panel to work out modalities of providing free study material and uniforms to poor children in private and government schools. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul […]

10 killed in fire in Pakistan’s Sindh

Karachi: At least 10 people, including women and children, were on Sunday killed in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province when a fire broke out at a tent, police said. The fire broke out in the morning in a tent located in Keti Bandar area in Thatta city which engulfed several makeshift houses, local media reported. Three […]

Pakistan apprehends 12 fishermen, 2 boats off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad : Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Sunday apprehended twelve fishermen and seized two boats offGujarat coast, National Fishworkers’ Forum said. The fishermen had sailed off the coastal town of Okha in Gujarat’s Dwarka district five to six days back and were apprehended by the PMSA near the International Maritime Border Line today, NFF […]

Gold at 9-month high at Rs 27700 per 10gm

New Delhi: Gold prices surged for the 7th straight day, moving up by Rs 30 to hit nine-month high of Rs 27,700 per 10 grams at the bullion market, tracking a firm trend overseas and buying by jewellers to meet the wedding season demand. On the other hand, silver held steady at Rs 35,800 per […]

Lack of sleep? Blame Facebook for it

NEW DELHI: In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

India to face Sri Lanka in U-19 World Cup semis

MIRPUR: India will face Sri Lanka in the semifinals of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup after the island nation reached the last-four stage with a six-wicket win over England, here today. In an impressive all-round performance, Sri Lanka dismissed England for just 184 and then overhauled the modest target in the 36th over. Avishka […]

UK witness spike in rape claims linked to online dating

LONDON: The number of people in the UK reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating website or app has spiked six-fold in five years, latest official figures show. There were 184 rape allegations in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. It said 85 per cent of […]

‘MPC discussions with govt over’

Mumbai: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said the central bank has finished negotiations with the Finance Ministry on the vexed issue of the monetary policy committee, but declined to give details, saying the government will table it before Parliament through an amendment. “It is completed. Everything is done, certainly the discussions between us and the […]

Simple blood test may spot 5 types of cancers

NEW DELHI: A simple blood test may be used to diagnose five types of cancers – colon, lung, breast, stomach and womb – at early stages, scientists say. Researchers from National Institute of Health (NIH) in US have identified a striking signature in tumour DNA that occurs in these types of cancers. They also found […]

4 smugglers including 2 Pakistani intruders shot dead by BSF

Ferozepur(Punjab): The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead four smugglers including two Pakistaini intruders and seized 10 kg of heroin, some arms and ammunition from their possession near the Mehndipur border outpost (BOP) in Ferozepur district today. Besides the Pakistani intruders, two Indian nationals were also gunned down by the border guarding force, Deputy Inspector […]