President Obama considers PM Modi a good friend, says White House (1 minute ago)
Washington, July 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama considers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "good friend" and both countries are in close contact on resolving the tensions over the South China Sea following the Hague court's ruling and China's belligerent stand on the issue, the White House has said.
Trump accuses Clinton of rigging debate schedule (3 minutes ago)
Washington, July 30 (IANS) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accused rival Hillary Clinton of intentionally stacking debates against primetime programming to “rig” the election process, despite the fact that the schedule has been set since last September.
Rajnath in Assam, conducts aerial survey of flood hit areas (Lead) (9 minutes ago)
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Saturday to review the flood situation, went on an aerial survey of flood-affected areas with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal.
Rebels surrender to Syrian Army in Aleppo (11 minutes ago)
Damascus, July 30 (IANS) A group of rebels on Saturday surrendered to the Syrian army in Aleppo city, just days after President Bashar al-Assad promised to pardon the surrendering militants.
11 killed in Afghanistan bus accident (13 minutes ago)
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) At least 11 persons were killed when a mini-bus fell into a river in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province on Saturday.
Berizzo rules out leaving Celta to coach Argentina (13 minutes ago)
Vigo (Spain), July 30 (IANS) Celta de Vigo chief coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo has ruled out the possibility of leaving the Spanish football club to take up the post of Argentina coach, though he would meet with leaders of the Argentine Football Association if they asked.
Early animals engineered first mass extinction: Study (27 minutes ago)
New York, July 30 (IANS) Researchers have discovered new fossil evidence to prove that the world's first mass extinction 540 million years ago was caused by metazoans -- the earth's early animals -- also called "ecosystem engineers."
France to fund development projects in Cuba (14:04)
Havana, July 30 (IANS) France will finance various priority development areas in Cuba through long-term preferential loans, sources said.
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! (Washington Diary) (14:02)
By Arun Kumar
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The Russians did it! Vladimir Putin's spooks hacked DNC emails leaked by WikiLeaks revealing it favoured HRC over an ungodly Socialist Bernie to help "Dangerous Donald."
Kerala Police pick up journalists from court premises, apologise later (13:56)
Kozhikode, July 30 (IANS) Police officials on Saturday forcibly took away four media persons attached to Asianet TV channel from a magistrate's court here to the Town Police station, in a fresh turn to the already tense relations between the lawyers community and media persons in Kerala.
China's bank card transactions soar in 2015 (13:50)
Beijing, July 30 (IANS) China's bank card market continued to expand rapidly with transaction volumes soaring 86.9 per cent year on year in 2015, the latest data showed, the media reported.
Christian Dior Fragrances and Beauty boutique arrives in India (13:48)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Christian Dior Fragrances and Beauty boutique has made its way to the Indian market with the launch of its first outlet here.
Satish C. Mathur is new Maharashtra DGP (Lead) (13:48)
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Saturday appointed seniormost IPS officer Satish C. Mathur as the new Director-General of Police, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K.P. Bakshi said here.
Twitter to livestream its first eSports competition (13:44)
New York, July 30 (IANS) Aiming to woo the growing league of gamers and turn its fortunes, micro-blogging site Twitter from this weekend will livestream its first eSports competition via ELEAGUE where teams would be playing 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' - a multiplayer first-person shooter video game.
Anita Alvarez determined to win medal in synchronised swimming (13:42)
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Mexican-American Anita Alvarez is preparing to give her all to win a medal for the US in the synchronised swimming competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Unnati Kendras to create blueprint for digitisaing non-urban India: Intel (13:38)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) At a time when global technology giants are making a beeline to contribute towards the Digital India initiative, Intel India is already on the job. As part of its plan to create a blueprint for the digitisation of non-urban India, Intel has so far inaugurated 40 Unnati Kendras at the government's Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the country.
Wawrinka, Nishikori advance to Toronto semis (13:38)
Toronto, July 30 (IANS) Swiss No. 2 seed Stan Wawrinka and Japanese No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori advanced to the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto with respective victories over Kevin Anderson and Grigor Dimitrov here.
Two Saudi Arabians among 3 prisoners killed in Manipur (13:36)
Imphal, July 30 (IANS) Two Saudi Arabians were among three undertrial prisoners killed early on Saturday in violence inside the Sajiwa Central Jail in Imphal East district of Manipur, highly placed sources said.
Google Maps for iOS now supports multiple destinations (13:30)
New York, July 30 (IANS) Tech giant Google's navigation app "Google Maps" for Apple's iOS has got a new feature giving users the ability to add multiple stops to a single trip.
Facebook may face extra $5 bn tax bill (13:28)
London, July 30 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook may be liable to pay $3 to $5 billion in extra tax after AUS Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigated the way the company transferred assets to Ireland.
Eating fried food may stop your brain from controlling your diet (13:26)
London, July 30 (IANS) If you are looking for ways to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline, stay clear of foods rich in saturated fat found in butter, cheese or fried foods as these can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a study.
'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' one of my favourite movies: Priyanka (13:24)
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi", which has clocked 12 years of its release in the Hindi film industry, is one of her favourite films.
Kerber, Halep advance to semi-final showdown in Montreal (13:22)
Montreal, July 30 (IANS) German No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber and Romanian No. 5 seed Simona Halep advanced to the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with victories over Russians Daria Kasatkina and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively.
Rice crops that can help farmers cut costs and reduce pollution (13:22)
Toronto, July 30 (IANS) A team of Canadian and Chinese researchers has identified "superstar" varieties of rice that can reduce fertiliser loss, thereby helping farmers cut costs and reduce environmental pollution in the process.
Would love to do full-length action role: Angana Roy (13:18)
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) After her brief stint with action in the upcoming Tamil thriller "7 Naatkal", actress Angana Roy now wishes she lands an opportunity to do a full-length action role. She says she would love to do something on the lines of Telugu film "Arundhati".