India biggest beneficiary of European scholarship programme (18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) With over 5,300 recipients between 2004 and 2017, India is the largest beneficiary of the Erasmus scholarships for higher education offered by the European Union (EU) member states, EU Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski has said.

Nepal PM Deuba accorded ceremonial welcome (09:54) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is here on a five-day state visit, wa accorded a ceremonial welcome on Thursday.

Key Indian equity market indices open higher (09:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Taking cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

Rains likely in Delhi (09:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The MeT has predicted light rains.

Moderate intensity tremor jolts Kashmir (07:56)
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) A moderate intensity earthquake jolted Jammu and Kashmir region on Thursday and no loss of life or damage to the property was reported.

India's oldest cinematographer Ramananda Sengupta dead (01:20)
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Country's oldest cinematographer Ramanda Sengupta, who worked with legends like Jean Renoir, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen, died in Kolkata on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a statement.

PM should see that 'creamy layer' concept is not defeated: Congress (00:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that after the "creamy layer" ceiling for OBC candidates was raised to Rs 8 lakh, the concept carved out by the Supreme Court is "not defeated" and the poor are not excluded.

Mamata urges Durga Puja, Muharram organisers to ensure communal amity (00:02) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Urging people to ensure communal amity during the coming festival of Durga Puja and the observance of Muharram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned that some vested interests could try to foment trouble to promote their political interests.

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (Second Lead, correcting figure in para 6) (23:52)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

One selfie translates into 20 votes, says Parrikar after by-poll (23:46)
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday propounded a new genre of electoral mathematics, claiming that one selfie taken on polling day translates into as many as 20 votes in the kitty.

Karti Chidambaram's questioning pure political vendetta: Congress (23:38)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday termed the CBI's questioning of Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, as "nothing but pure political vendetta" by Narendra Modi government "to victimise party leaders".

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (Lead) (23:28)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

Shiksha Mitras delegation meets Adityanath to seek help (23:24)
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of 'Shiksha Mitras' called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday and sought his intervention in the impasse over their assimilation into jobs after an adverse Supreme Court ruling, an official said.

Four new envoys present credentials to President (22:50)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) New envoys from Malawi, Uzbekistan, Austria and Indonesia on Wednesday presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rastrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.

Will decide on attending Aug 29 meeting after official invite: GJM (22:46)
Darjeeling, Aug 23 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukhi Morcha (GJM) would take a call on attending the August 29 talks convened by the West Bengal government to restore peace in the hill areas after receiving an official invite, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.

Bukhari slams AIMPLB over its 'dual stand' on triple talaq in SC (22:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A day after Supreme Court banned instant divorce for Muslims, Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam Maulana Ahmed Bukhari on Wednesday slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for its "'dual stand" in the court.

Admission begins at Delhi School of Journalism at DU (22:40)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday began registration for its first ever five-year integrated journalism course, both in Hindi and English, at newly-established Delhi School of Journalism.

BJP tries to take credit for triple talaq in Bawana bypoll (22:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP tried to take credit for the apex court verdict on triple talaq in the Bawana assembly bypoll on Wednesday, putting up posters boasting of Narendra Modi government's success on the issue that "restored respect of women".

Organic farming in India has huge potential, opportunities: Niti Ayog CEO (22:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India has a huge potential for consumption of organic products and attempts should be made by progressive farmers to promote it, said NITI Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Wednesday.

Nepal invites Indian investment for economic growth (22:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On the verge of a growth take-off after years of instability, Nepal on Wednesday invited Indian industry to invest in the country to help create jobs and boost economic growth in the Himalayan nation.

Delhi Police officer commits suicide near Yamuna (22:20)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A Delhi Police Assistant Sub-Inspector allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver on a secluded area on the banks of the Yamuna river, police said on Wednesday.

Another Kanhaiya Kumar's rally attacked in Bengal, 23 arrested (22:10) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) 23 people were arrested for attacking and stone pelting at former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar's rally in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Wednesday, police said.

Palaniswami makes veiled attack on Sasikala faction over corruption charges (22:00) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the AIADMK faction led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Wednesday wondered how people who were with him till recently are now saying the government is corrupt.

BJP meets CEC, seeks de-recognition of AAP (21:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday urged the Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti to de-recognise Aam Aadmi Party for violating model code of conduct during the by-poll to Delhi's Bawana constituency by pasting posters spreading disharmony in the constituency.

Demonetisation's benefits depends on its objectives: Former RBI governor (21:54) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's former Governor D. Subbarao on Wednesday said the benefits of demonetisation would depend on the objectives of it.

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