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11 people injured in J&K road accident


Jammu, Sep 6: Eleven people were injured on Thursday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said.The vehicle, going from Mangith village to Bannihal town, rolled down into a gorge in Bawa area as the driver lost control, police said. The injured have been hospitalized.

SC decriminalises homosexuality, victory for gay rights


New Delhi, Sep 6: In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as manifestly arbitrary.In separate but unanimous verdicts, a five-judge Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice...

Trade, energy, terrorism focus of India-US talks: Pompeo


New Delhi, Sep 6: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on said Thursday the 2+2 talks with India would focus on jointly tackling terrorism and enhancing trade, energy and economic cooperation between the two strategic partners.Meeting today with my Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj for a robust discussion of topics at forefront of...

Lalu moved to hospital to escape dog barking


Ranchi, Sep 6: Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad has been shifted to the paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) as he could not reportedly sleep due to incessant barking of dogs near the super speciality ward. The RJD leader was moved to Room 11 on Wednesday night, RIMS...

Kim-Moon’s 3rd summit from Sep 18 in Pyongyang


Seoul, Sep 6: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold their three-day third summit from September 18 in Pyongyang, Seoul said on Thursday, after their envoy met the North Korean leader.South Korea's National Security Office Director Chung Eui-yong, who led the special delegation to Pyongyang on...

Kovind greets Bulgaria on its unification day


Sofia, Sep 6: Visiting Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday greeted the people of Bulgaria on the occasion of its 133rd Unification Day.The most cordial wishes for the nice and hospitable Bulgarians on the occasion of the unification of Bulgaria. I am glad to be in Sofia to share this Skroven...

British PM’s statement on ex-spy poisoning case unacceptable: Russia


Moscow, Sep 6: British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia was absolutely unacceptable, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.It contains a number of peremptory accusations against Russia and two of our citizens. We strongly reject these insinuations, the ministry said...

Cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi


New Delhi, Sep 6: It was a cloudy Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, Met said.The sky will be generally cloudy during the day with light rain or thundershowers expected, an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The...

10 novels of ‘enormous diversity’ vying for India’s richest book prize


Mumbai, Sep 5: Ten outstanding Indian novels in English along with translations from Indian languages by veterans as well as debut authors were longlisted on Wednesday for the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, with its literary director highlighting enormous diversity in the submissions.The longlist features two novels in translation: Poonachi...