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KK Venugopal to be new Attorney General

NEW DELHI: Senior advocate K K Venugopal's name has been cleared for appointment as the Attorney General for India following the decision of Mukul Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer.

The proposal to appoint the 86-year-old veteran lawyer as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before the departure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his recent visit to the US, Portugal and the Netherlands.

"Venugopal had a meeting with Modi before his departure to a three-nation
," sources said.

When contacted today and asked about his priorities as the Attorney General, Venugopal said "I will speak only after the notification is issued."

Donald Trump's bullying of Mika Brzezinski crosses a big line

MSNBC responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade Thursday against “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski by saying the president is putting personal grudges over the job he was elected to do.

43 McDonald's Delhi outlets to shut today, 1700 will lose jobs

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented move, the infighting between Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL), the 50:50 local joint venture between Vikram Bakshi and the US-headquartered McDonald's that operates the fast food chain in north and east India, and the global burger giant took an ugly turn with the CPRL board deciding to shut down 43 out of 55 restaurants in Delhi from Thursday.

Vodafone to offer free 4GB data to Nokia 3,5 buyers, 9GB for Nokia 6

While there still may be some time for the debut of Nokia 5 and 6 smartphones in India, HMD Global, the company which currently manufactures and sells Nokia phones has already tied up with country's leading telecom company to promote the sales of the smartphones.

The company has partnered with Vodafone India to offer free data to the buyers of Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. The buyers will get free additional 3G or 4G data on the purchase of 1GB data plan. The offer is valid for 3 recharges. "We are delighted to partner with HMD Global to roll out this exciting offer that enables our customers to get the most out of their new Nokia smartphone"," said Sandeep Kataria, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India, said while announcing the offer.

Election for vice president to be held on August 5

The election for the post of Vice-President will be held on August 5, the Election Commission of India said on Thursday.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said notification for the election will be issued on July 4 and nominations can be submitted by July 18.

The scrutiny will take place on July 19 and the last date for withdrawing nomination is July 21, he said.

He said if polling is required, it will take place on August 5 and the counting will also take place on the same day.

Members of Parliament will use special pens for marking their choice, Mr. Zaidi said on Thursday while announcing the schedule.

Over 140 burnt alive, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

LAHORE: At least 140 people were today charred to death and over 100 others injured after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames as crowds rushed to collect petrol that spilled out to a highway in the Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's Punjab Province.

The oil tanker coming from Karachi to Lahore overturned early this morning on the national highway in the Ahmedpur Sharqia area of the district, some 400 km from Lahore, after its tyre burst.

The fire was apparently caused by someone who lit a cigarette after people from nearby localities gathered on the highway to collect spilt petrol, officials said.

The blaze from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents, killing 140 people and injuring over 100 others.

District Coordination Officer (DCO) Bahwalpur Rana Salim Afzal termed it a "huge tragedy" in the history of Pakistan.

Rath Axle broken , a bad omen says Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb

Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb said complete ban should be exercised irrespective of the place, in or outside the temple.

Gajapati king told on a television , “Be it the garbha gruha, adapa madap, snana bedi, pahandi or atop the chariots, no one should touch the deities.”

Pahlaj Nihalani Demands 1 Lakh Votes To Clear The Word 'Intercourse' In Jab Harry Met Sejal

Pahlaj Nihalani and his team expressed their displeasure on the use of the word 'intercourse' in the promos of Imtiaz Ali's romantic comedy. A lot of people went against his decision and called the word extremely 'normal'.So speaking to a leading news channel, Pahlaj said, "You take voting from the public and I will clear the word (intercourse) on the promo and the film also. I want 1 lakh votes and I want to see that India has changed and Indian families want their 12-year-old kids to understand the meaning of this word (intercourse)."

Yorkshire resident calls police on Queen Elizabeth for not wearing seatbelt

The Queen was reported to the police via 999 after she was seen not wearing her seatbelt.

Royal Highness ruthlessly violated the highway code by not strapping herself in when travelling to Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament on this week. One beady-eyed observer dialed 999 and was directed to the West Yorkshire Police Customer Contact Centre, who shared the following tweet.

Tom Donohoe of West Yorkshire Police highlighted the importance of using the 999 service correctly: "I cannot stress enough that the 999 number is for emergencies only."

Under UK law, wearing a seatbelt is compulsory if there is one fitted in the respective vehicle. Those who don't face a fine up to £500.

Tara Patkar : A man on mission of feeding the poor through ‘Roti Bank’

Roti Bank,” or “bread bank,” is a year-old effort to provide free food to needy people in the Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region of India, a place that is suffering from a prolonged drought and a decreasing supply of subterranean water.Initially it started with five to 10 people, all of them friends. We decided to bring two rotis each from our homes, along with some curry. We thought we must complete this by 7 p.m. to have enough time to distribute the food. Now, we collect food from around 700 families. There are some centres where people come and take food, while we distribute it door to door also. It’s not possible to cover each and every area door to door, so we have also installed boxes at 21 places in Mahoba where people can drop food between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Now Mr Patkar is feeding around 1000 people. Most of them are elderly people whose children have migrated to big cities and don’t earn enough to send money back home, or they are too old to cook for themselves. Af…

'Suicide Attack' On Grand Mosque In Mecca Foiled, 6 Injured: Saudi Cops

Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.

The incident happened around the Grand Mosque, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month.

Bengaluru's MG Road, Brigade Road Set to go Dry After SC Order

Bengaluru: MG Road and Brigade Road, two of Bengaluru's most happening places located in the heart of the city, are set to go dry from next week. The reason? Ancient records dug up by the city municipality categorise the two as national highways.

So most of the malls, hip pubs, lounge bars and even fine-dining restaurants that serve liquor along MG Road and Brigade Road now fall foul of the 500-metre rule imposed by the Supreme

Sourav Ganguly refuses to comment on Kumble's 'untenable' remark

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting India's coach, on Friday, did not want to get into Anil Kumble's "untenable" remark as his reason for stepping down as India coach, saying it's not something he would like to get into.

Mithali Raj Shuts Up Reporter Who Asked Sexist Question

A part of any sport team's captain's job is to field questions during press conferences. Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj, who's leading Team India in the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 being held in England, had her share of the same in the pre-event dinner on Wednesday. Among those questions was one patronizing one, which asked the Indian skipper who her favourite male cricketer was. Her response has drawn applause and approval from various quarters.

Salman Khan's Tubelight dedicated to late actor Om Puri

When veteran actor Om Puri passed away earlier this year, Bollywood was shocked at his sudden demise. Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight was the last film that the late actor worked on. The team fondly remembered working with the actor and dedicated the film to him. "We will miss you," a message at the beginning of Tubelight read.

On hearing the news of Om Puri's death, director Kabir Khan had earlier told PTI, "He is a very talented actor who can play any kind of role. We were glad to have him on board for Tubelight. He had already shot for his part. We will miss him, his warmth."

During the trailer launch of Tubelight, Salman Khan had also opened up about how much he missed his co-star. "The strange thing is whenever I see the trailer, teaser or song, I see Om ji and it kills me. I have done a lot of work with Om ji and I felt one moment he was there and then he was gone. I don't actually enjoy watching the trailer, song or teaser as I can see him there,&qu…

42 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

PESHAWAR | KARACHI: Twin blasts tore through a market crowded with Eid shoppers in a mainly Shia town, a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car and militants opened fire on police in separate attacks in Pakistan's three major cities today, killing 42 people and wounding 121 others.

The suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, killing at least 13 people, including

seven policemen, and wounding 21 others.

The blast was claimed by both the local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group and by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

Thirteen people, including seven policemen, died in the suicide car bombing, officials said.

IT-BPM Industry on a sustained growth path in FY 2017-18: NASSCOM

Digital solutions and niche segments key growth drivers Exports to grow in the range of 7-8%; Domestic revenues to accelerate faster at 10-11%

22nd June 2017, Hyderabad: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced that the growth outlook for the IT industry in FY18 at 10-11% for domestic market and 7-8% for exports, citing improvements in financial services and high potential in digital businesses as key drivers. This outlook comes on the back of political and economic uncertainties that impacted decision making and discretionary spend during the past year. NASSCOM also cited an increase in requirement for integrated digital capabilities and automation based projects from customers, which were key investment areas for the industry.

Presidential Elections 2017 LIVE: Mayawati announces BSP support to Meira Kumar

To some extent, the Congress got its own back today - it led the opposition's decision to put up former Speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit from Nitish Kumar's state of Bihar, as its candidate. That makes things awkward for Nitish Kumar, who chose to back the BJP's Ram Nath Kovind, who is also a Dalit and the former Governor of Bihar.

The Congress in Bihar has asked Nitish Kumar today to change his mind; his party has indicated it remains committed to the rival BJP candidate.

That extends the lease on the growing distance between Nitish Kumar and his allies.

"I had initially said Kovind was connected to RSS and BJP ideologies. I had also said that a non-Dalit would've been a better NDA candidate. After the BJP and NDA's one-sided decision, the opposition parties called for a meeting, Today, UPA and others have unaniomously chose Meira Kumar who comes from a Dalit background, " Mayawati tells at a press conference

Saudi imposes family tax : Expats, including Indians, living in Saudi Arabia seem to be a worried

Expats, including Indians, living in Saudi Arabia seem to be a worried lot today. After all, the Saudi government’s plan to introduce an ‘expat levy’ from July 2017, with charges of up to SR800 per worker to be phased in by 2020, is going to cost them heavily, which many of them may be unable to bear. In 2017 itself, each dependent of expats will incur a monthly fee of Saudi Riyal (SR) 100 (about Rs 1700) from July onwards, which will increase every year until 2020. The levy on expat workers will also be gradually revised upwards from next year, providing an additional impetus for employers to hire more Saudis.For companies in which expats do not exceed the number of Saudi or GCC employees, the fee will no longer be waived, but will be charged at a discounted rate. A fee on dependents of expatriate workers will also be levied. It will commence in July of 2017, in order to minimize the impact on families with children enrolled in school. Currently, neither Saudi nationals nor foreign l…

Summer Solstice 2017: When is the first day of summer and how is it decided?

Thousands of people are preparing to flock to the ancient site of Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice once again, marking the longest day of the year and the first day of summer.

This year armed police are to be deployed to the Wiltshire site as part of an increase in security at major events and festivals in the wake of the terror attacks in London and Manchester, though Wiltshire police stressed there is no specific threat to the event.

China has invited President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to visit later this year

China has invited President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to visit later this year, according to people familiar with the matter, in the latest sign of the first family’s growing influence over foreign affairs.

Details of the possible trip by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, both of whom have official jobs in the White House, were still under discussion, according to a U.S. official and a Chinese official who asked not to be identified. The visit may also help prepare for a trip by the president himself, said the Chinese official, who asked not be identified disclosing plans that haven’t been announced.

Kushner and Ivanka Trump hosted the U.S.’s newly sworn-in ambassador to China, Terry Branstad, for an introductory dinner Sunday at the Trump Hotel in Washington, according to the U.S. official, who asked not to be identified confirming a meeting that hasn’t been made public. The former Iowa governor, who has known Chinese President Xi Jinping since the 1980s, is expected to d…

Delhi government - No responsibility then No responsibility now

Rajasthani Woman kidnapped from Sohna road in Gurugram and was allegedly gang-raped in a moving car
The woman, according to the cops, was kidnapped from Sohna road in Gurugram and was allegedly gang-raped in a moving car.  A woman who was allegedly raped by three men in a moving car on the outskirts of Delhi was driven through several parts of the capital and its suburbs before she was she was thrown from the car onto the road, she has told the police.

Here are some basic Flying etiquettes which every passenger should keep in mind while travelling

1. Give enough room to your co-passenger

You are not the only traveller on board. So, make sure you are not using up all the space for yourself and your luggage. Also, if it's a short-haul flight, you may try and not recline your seat way too much. Let everyone have access to their respective seat, legroom and luggage space in the overhead bins.

Amrita Singh angry with Kareena and Saif

Amrita and Saif's daughter, Sara, is in a relationship with Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan , have been doing the rounds for some time now. Amrita is reportedly not happy about her daughter being linked up with the Mirzya actor.
Harshvardhan's "Casanova" image due to his rumoured affairs with other women is one of the reasons for Amrita to be upset about Sara being linked up with him, according to The Asian Age. The 59-year-old actress has told Sara to end her affair with Harshvardhan, and focus on her Bollywood debut, but the star kid just ignored her mom's advice, the report added.
The report further claimed that Amrita is a little upset with Saif and Kareena as well for allowing Sara and Harshvardhan to party at their abode. Such parties are bringing the two love birds closer to each other, and even making the affair more apparent, the report added.

The driver of the van that plowed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London is being named as Darren Osborne

LONDON — A driver who plowed a van into a group of Muslims leaving nighttime prayers was not on any security watch lists, authorities said Monday, as London was gripped by its third terrorist blow in as many months. The driver of the van that plowed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London is being named as Darren Osborne, 47, a resident of Cardiff in Wales,

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

New Delhi: 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.

Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is NDA's Presidential nominee: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is the BJP-led NDA's nominee for the post of President of India, said senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Monday.
He made the announcement after a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary board earlier in the day.
Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23.
"There has been no discussion yet on names for vice president," the BJP president said.
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Shah said PM Modi talked with Congress leader Sonia Gandhi as well as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and informed them about the NDA's choice.

1 Dead In London’s Finsbury Park incident

Dozens of people had just finished prayers at the mosque when the vehicle crashed into pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road at about 12.15am on Monday.

One man has been arrested and the Metropolitan Police confirmed that one man died and that Counter Terrorism officers are investigating the attack.

Amir has posted these pictures on Father's day

GST roll out from 1 July, firms get extra time to file returns

New Delhi: The GST Council on Sunday paved the way for the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) starting 1 July, but gave companies more time to file detailed returns for the first two months of July and August.

“We don’t have the luxury of time to defer implementation of GST. The council decided categorically that it will be implemented from 1 July,” finance minister Arun Jaitley told reporters in New Delhi.

The official launch of the GST will be on midnight of 30 June at a function likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state chief ministers in Delhi. The GST Council will meet on 30 June to take up any remaining issues, including that of e-waybills.

Zeenat Aman’s digital debut "Love Life & Screw Ups" screened in New York

Zeenat Aman’s digital debut web series Love Life & Screw Ups screened in New York at My True Colors Festival. It is an arts event, which is held at multiple venues in New York. It showcases extraordinary arts from across the country and around the globe. It includes plays, documentaries, film shorts, feature films, web series originals, dance and musical acts and workshops. This year, they also have one to one conversations with notable celebrities such as ABC’s actress Jenifer Lewis and For Colored Girls… playwright Ntozake Shange. Love Life & Screw Ups is the first Indian web series to be selected at this festival.

Grenfell Tower fire: Muslims awake for Ramadan emerged as heroes who helped save lives

Heroic residents of theGrenfell towersaved their neighbors by banging on their doors and guiding them to safety, it has emerged.

Local community centres and religious buildings have opened to help those who have lost their homes, and left with nothing but their pyjamas.

Some put their own lives at risk to rescue others.Muslims awake due to Ramadan may have saved lives

Rashida, a local resident, told agencies how Muslims observing Ramadan may have saved lives in the tower block, as many of them were awake.
She said: “Most Muslims now observing Ramadan will normally not go to bed until about 2am, maybe 2.30am, [when] they have their late night last meal. They do their last prayer.

“So most of the families around here would have been awake and I think even with the noise of the helicopters, it would have brought a lot of attention to a lot of residents, non-Muslim as well, [who] would have thought 'something's going on that's not quite normal.'"

She spoke of how tight-knit…

Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Kakkaji arrested in Madhya Pradesh

Police detain Congress Party supporters after they tried to block the national highway during a protest against Mandsaur violence in Ahmedabad on Friday.

 Shiv Kumar Sharma alias ‘Kakkaji’ was arrested along with seven aides on Friday afternoon while trying to block NH-12 at Bhopal’s Misrod area in Madhya Pradesh.

Sharma, who had spearheaded the recent farmers’ stir in MP, said, “Arresting us is not going to stop suicides in the state. The government will have to seriously work for it by accepting farmers’ demands, including waiver of loans.”

51-year-old Milind Soman finds love in a young air hostess

Haseena Parkar teaser: Shraddha Kapoor looks almost unrecognisable as Dawood's sister

The teaser for Apoorva Lakhia's next Haseena Parkar is out, and you will find it hard to recognise Shraddha Kapoor, who plays the titular role.

The teaser takes us through Haseena's journey, as the sister of one of India's most notorious criminal. We don't see much of her face in the first few seconds of the teaser, and as the build up continues, she is finally revealed, sitting on a throne-like chair, with her legs crossed, looking very serious.

FIR launched agains OLA owners

Police have claimed that Ola's CEO Bhavish Agarwal and CTO Ankit Bhati have fled overseas.An  FIR file i logged  against the two. Police raided the office of Ola and confiscated many important documents and computer contents. This action has been done in the context of playing film songs for Ola Prime Cab for without licensing. The police are looking for both.

In this case no statement  has been offered from Ola's side.

Lahiri Velu alias Tulsiram Naidu of Lahiri Music booked an Ola Prime Play Cab after returning to Bangalore from   Mumbai,  Only then he came to know that Ola is playing his copyright songs of his company. What was it, without wasting time, he immediately instructed his legal team to investigate.

The owners are missing after the FIR.

Public shaming and lynch mob tactics in the guise of Swacch Bharat campaign

In Rajasthans Pratapgarh district , A group of civic officials allegedly beat to death a 52-year-old man  on Friday when he tried to stop them from scaring and taking photographs of some women defecating in the open. Zafar Khans was a member of the CPI(ML).

Bank Account Will Be Ceased If Aadhar Card Is Not Submitted By December 31, 2017

The government has made it mandatory to provide biometric identity Aadhaar number mandatory for opening of bank accounts as well as for any financial transaction of Rs. 50,000 and above by December 31, 2017, failing which the account will cease to be operational, according to a revenue department notification.

Prez Poll: Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu Hold Meeting With Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Prez Poll: Amid suspense over BJP's top choice to be country's next president, two of its senior ministers – Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu – will on Friday meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to discuss the fast approaching presidential election. Amid suspense over BJP's top choice to be country's next president, two of its senior ministers – Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu – will on Friday meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to discuss the fast approaching presidential election.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals on e-Tourist Visa increased 1.70 lakh

During the month of February, 2017 total of 1.70 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 1.17 lakh during the month of February 2016 registering a growth of 45.2%.

· During January- February 2017, a total of 32.18 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 20.54 lakh during January-February 2016, registering a growth of 56.7% .

ITI Limited Contributes for ISRO’s Prestigious GSLV MkIII Launch

ITI Limited, country’s first public sector unit and a premier telecom company contributed the manufacturing of electronic assembly for ISRO’s GSLV MkIII, one of the prestigious missions of ISRO to take a giant leap for India as a worldwide space power.

Broccoli helps control Diabetes 2 blood sugar levels

Diabetes patients may have a possible solution that helps control blood sugar levels. Health experts often advise people to eat their greens and eating broccoli could potentially hold the key to countering type 2 diabetes.

Melania’s 145-Day Late White House Move Cost $21 Million In Security, Enough To Feed 11,000 Homeless Veterans

First Lady Melania Trump is finally preparing to move with Barron Trump into the White House and out of the penthouse of Trump Tower in New York . It was a big security concern for agencies to protect the First Lady. Melania has been accused of not being protective enough of taxpayer funds by delaying her move into the White House for approximately 145 days. If Melania had moved into the White House with Barron on or soon after January 20, instead of waiting until June 14, which is Melania’s planned move-in date, security costs would not have been incurred.

Betting Site is the most popular Site in India

If Amazon site ranking has to be believed then is one of the most popular site in India . The site gets more visits during Indian Cricket matches.

Bet365 is one of the oldest and largest online gambling and sports betting website with 19 million customers in 200 countries. It is based in the UK and unlike other popular betting and gambling site is owned by Coates family of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

It is a full-service betting and gambling site as they provide casino games, poker, sports betting, horse race betting, and bingo etc.

RUMORS of affair between First lady of US Melania Donald Trump and Hank Siemers

Hank Siemers is getting some unwanted viral attention after a bombshell — but unsubstantiated — report claimed that the head of security at Tiffanys and Co. has been having an affair with Melania Trump.

Google's gift to its Muslim users this Ramzan: Qibla App

Google has something to gift to its Muslim users this Ramadan. The company is making it easier to search for Qibla- the direction in which Muslims turn to pray by launching a Qibla Finder app. The app uses augmented reality to find the direction towards the Kaaba- holy shrine located at Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Jiangsu explosion : An accident or was deliberately set?

Dozens more people are injured in the explosion outside a kindergarten in eastern Jiangsu province. State media reports it could've been caused by gas leak.At least 66 people were also wounded in the explosion.It was not clear whether the explosion was an accident or was deliberately set.

Ireland elects first openly gay prime minister, Leo Varadkar

He is just 38. He is gay. He is the son of an Indian immigrant. And he’s a sign of how much the Republic of Ireland has changed in recent decades from a conservative nation dominated by the Catholic Church into a multicultural society where you’re as likely to be served a pint of Guinness by a bartender from Latvia as one from Limerick

Next President of India to be from South India ?

There is a strong probability of Sreedharan being nominated as the ruling BJP-led NDA's candidate for the president's post in the July 17 election.Metro Man Sreedharan and Rajnikanth are two frontrunnners for presedential candidate. The move is aimed at garnering more people support during the 2019 general elections.

The other BJP leaders whose names were in the reckoning were LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, MM Joshi and Sumitra Mahajan. However Modi will prefer to have a non political figure as a President.

Anurag Kashyap is in love with 23-year-old Shubhra Shetty

Anurag Kashyap, who was earlier married twice to Aarti Bhajaj and actor Kalki Koechlin, is currently dating 23-year-old Shubhra Shetty. The filmmaker's Instagram profile is full of lovey-dovey pictures with her, only confirming their relationship. Shubhra is few years older to Anurag's 17-year-old daughter Aaliya.

RBI to issue new batch of Rs 500 notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it is launching a new batch of Rs 500 notes. "In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter "A" in both the number panels, bearing the signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel Governor, Reserve Bank of India; with the year of printing '2017' on the reverse, are being issued," RBI said in a statement.

The design of these notes is similar in all respects to the Rs 500 banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series which were first notified on November 8, last year after Prime MInister Narendra Modi outlawed old high value notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, in a bid to crackdown on black money.

How to create free website with Google Business?

In a move to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leverage the power of internet, Google on Tuesday rolled out Website With Google My Business, a new feature aimed at building a mobile-optimised website instantly.

Using Google My Business, businesses can create their first website for free.
“Small business owners tell us that building a website can be complex, expensive and time-consuming. In order to solve these problems for them, we introduced a new simple, free, and fast way to build a mobile-optimised website through Website With Google My Business,” said Shalini Girish, director, marketing solutions, Google, in a statement.

Madhya Pradesh BJP in search for a farmer leader , Another Farmers Protest planned for June 16

BHOPAL:Terming Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's fast (that ended on Sunday) as a “nautanki” (spectacle), an umbrella organisation of 62 farmers' bodies are set to intensify their stir, with a blockade of national highways planned for June 16.

BJP goverment and Shivraj is Rocked by farmers' unrest and is is in search of an influential Kisan leader, who has the charisma to placate to agitating peasants so that rival political parties could not reap benefits from the issue during Assembly polls in 2018.

As the BJP government in Maharashtra announced that it will waive off farm loans, the party in Madhya Pradesh on Monday reiterated its earlier stand that loan waiver was not an issue in the state.

Saamna, the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, has slammed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the recent Mandsaur fiasco.

BJP forms panel to forge consensus on presidential candidate

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M. Venkaiah Naidu are the three members of this committee.

The last date for nomination for the election is June 28 and voting is scheduled for July 17.

Mr. Shah had postponed a trip to Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled for June 12 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to stay in Delhi for consultations. What is significant is that the committee's remit is to talk to all political parties, not just the NDA.

Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti skips IT summons 2nd time

NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti on Monday skipped questioning by tax officials for the second time in about a week in connection with a probe into a Rs 1,000 crore alleged benami land deal and tax evasion case.

India, US confirm Modi-Trump meeting on June 26

WASHINGTON: India and the United States will be aiming for ''a new direction for deeper bilateral engagement'' and ''consolidation of multi-dimensional strategic partnership'' when Prime Minister Narendra Modimeets President Trump for the first time on June 26, New Delhi and Washington announced on Monday.

One killed as helicopter crashes in Badrinath

A crew member was killed and two pilots suffered injuries when a helicopter carrying pilgrims met with an accident while taking off from the Himalayan shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand on Saturday.

All the five passengers were safe.

An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Delhi said that an engineer, who was part of the crew, died in the accident, while the two pilots suffered injuries.

Vat Purnima and its significance in Hindu mythology

Thursday marks this year’s Vat Poornima - the full moon night of Jyestha, the Hindu month. Celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat, the festival celebrates the legend of Savitri and Satyavan.

Violence returns to Darjeeling, Army deployed

DARJEELING (WB): The Army was deployed in the restive Darjeeling town after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters clashed with police, damaged police vehicles and set some of them ablaze as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a cabinet meeting here today.

iPhone 6 (16GB) Available at Just Rs. 21,999 on Flipkart in Father's Day Offer

After teasing its Father’s Day offer on the iPhone 6 (16GB), the company has now announced the special price for the smartphone that will last till June 10. The iPhone 6 (16GB) can be picked up for Rs. 21,999 starting today on Flipkart, till June 10. This offer has been made live to commemorate Father’s Day that is set for June 18.

Farmers planning Bigger protest after 5 farmers shot dead

After Rahul Gandhi's Arrest Showdown, AAP Team Heads For Mandsaur.AAP's Sanjay Singh claimed that farmers are being forced to protest due to the apathy of governments.
The BJP and Congress are locked in a slugfest over the death of five farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered an inquiry, as several vehicles were torched and the collector roughed up.The farmers heckled Mandsaur district collector Swatantra Kumar Singh, forcing him to retreat from the blockade site on Mhow-Neemuch highway at Barkhedapath, located about 20 km from Mandsaur town.

Centre sends 1,100 anti-riots police personnel to Mandsaur where five were killed in violence during a protest by farmers.

Himesh Reshammiya granted Divorced

Singer-music composer Himesh Reshammiya and his estranged wife Komal, who announced their separation last year in December, are now officially divorced. They were granted a divorce by Bombay High Court on Wednesday. Himesh and Komal were married for 22 years. They together have a son Swayam. The 43-year-old music composer said that the separation was mutual. "Sometimes in life mutual respect becomes most important and giving due respect to our relationship, Komal and I, have amicably decided to part ways legally as husband and wife. There is no problem whatsoever with this decision amongst us and our family as every member of the family have respected our decision. Komal is and will always remain a part of my family and I will always be a part of her family," he said.

Tiger Shroff's 'Munna Michael' trailer out

Dance aficionados watch out! Tiger Shroff and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are all set to don their dance shoes in the upcoming dance action film Munna Michael . The trailer which was released on Monday, gives a peek into the much-awaited film which also stars Niddhi Agerwal.

Sambit Patra to be blamed for CBI raid on #NDTV founder Prannoy Roy ?

Prannoy, his wife Radhika Roy, and other senior members of NDTV, have been facing accusations of money laundering.In what has come as a surprise to Lutyens’ Delhi and media houses in the country, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids at the Delhi and Dehradun homes of Dr. Prannoy Roy, the founder and executive co-chairperson of NDTV.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with Gulf Arab state Qatar, in an unexpected move designed to punish the country for its ties with Iran and terrorist groups in the region.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and the Maldives say they are severing diplomatic relations with Qatar.

The Saudi kingdom made the announcement via its state-run Saudi Press Agency early on Monday, saying it was taking action for what it called the protection of national security.

The news agency released a statement in which it accused Qatar of "harbouring a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region".

India's heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-D1, powered by cryogenic engine, successfully places GSAT-19 into orbit

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday added another feather to its already flooding cap by successfully launching its heaviest homegrown rocket until date, the GSLV-Mk III, from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

Addressing the Media immediately after the launch, ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar has confirmed that the GSLV MKIII D1/GSAT-19 mission has been successful.

Microsoft will now PAY you to switch from Google to Bing - here's how the deal works

from today will start paying people in the UK to use Bing instead of for all of their search needs.
The Microsoft Rewards programme was previously only available in the US, and offers points for every Bing search you do.
These points can then be used to cash in on different rewards - such as Xbox digital gift cards, Groove Music passes and Skype credits.
Microsoft have also partnered with a number of charities to let you donate these points instead.

Bengali scholar Partha Chaterjee defends comparing Army Chief Rawat to General Dyer

Partha Chatterjee has compared Indian Army Chief Major General Bipin Rawat to British General Dyer, infamous for organizing the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, The article was publishedin the wire news site. The comparison was incomparable with an intent to defame the Indian Army.There has been rumours that the site is runu by Leftist liberal.He compared a crowd who throws stone and acid on Indian army with the crowd who gathered for Baisakhi festival. It seems writers think they get publicity by abusing and writing against India.

Women commandoes in Indian Army : Army Chief Gen Rawat

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the process is moving fast and initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few countries.

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said the process is moving fast and initially women will be recruited for positions in military police.

44 High Court judges set to be appointed

While 29 candidates are from the Allahabad High Court, the rest are from Karnataka (2), Calcutta (7) and Madras (6) High Courts.

The government is learnt to have initiated the process for appointing 44 High Court judges after initially having returned their names to the Supreme Court collegium for reconsideration on two occasions.

Arvind Kejriwal seeks appointment with LG Anil Baijal

New Delhi: At a time when the AAP is trying to corner lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal over sacked minister Kapil Mishra’s frequent meeting with the L-G, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to Mr Baijal seeking a meeting with him to discuss issues concerning the national capital. In his letter, Mr Kejriwal said he could not meet him on Wednesday due to the Assembly’s one-day special session, adding that the L-G and the chief minister should meet more frequently, at least once a week.

The party has alleged that Mr Baijal has never time to meet its MLAs, while Mr Mishra could easily reach him. Mr Mishra had met the L-G on May 29. Mr Mishra, the Karawal Nagar MLA, had met the L-G last month after levelling charges of corruption against Mr Kejriwal, whom he accused of taking unaccounted Rs 2 crore from health minister Satyendar Jain.

Leo Varadkar of Indian Origin is Ireland's next openly gay Prime Minister

As Leo Varadkar was celebrating becoming Ireland's next Prime Minister, some 4,700 miles away his relatives in India were also cheering on the country's first openly gay leader.

More than 50 of his family members gathered in Borivli, in north Mumbai, watched late into the night as the vote was counted on Friday, handing out sweets to friends and neighbours when the victory was confirmed.