India

Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman


Dubai: ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has stepped down from the post after two, two-year tenures at its helm, the International Cricket Council has announced. In a media release, the sport's governing body said that the ICC Board met on Wednesday and agreed that Deputy Chairman Imran Khwaja will assume the responsibilities of the chairperson until...

Coronil controversy: Plea seeks FIR against Baba Ramdev

Post Date: July 2, 2020

New Delhi: Days after yoga guru Ramdev launched 'Coronil', claiming that it can cure coronavirus, a plea has been filed in a Delhi court seeking a direction to police to register FIR against the him, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Acharya Balkrishna and others for making false claims and gaining money out of misery of people. A...

Modi, Putin agree to further strengthen strategic partnership


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone conversation on Thursday reiterated their commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India in all spheres. Prime Minister Modi on Thursday called President Putin to congratulate him on the success of the celebrations marking the...

Indians download many apps, now upload some: IT Minister

Post Date: July 2, 2020

New Delhi: Giving a clear signal for greater support to startups working towards enriching the digital universe, Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that while Indians download a lot of apps from Google Play Store and Apple App Store, it is time to upload some. His comments came in the backdrop of India...

Modi deletes Weibo account as country bans 59 Chinese apps


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deleted his account on Chinese social media app Weibo that had nearly 2.44 lakh followers, after the country banned 59 Chinese apps over national security concerns. Government sources told the media that Modi decided to quit Weibo the moment the country announced the ban on 59 Chinese apps. For...

Chinese aggression in Ladakh its ‘true nature’: Trump


New York: US President Donald Trump sees China's aggressive action along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh confirming the Chinese Communist Party's "true nature", according to his Spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany. Asked at her briefing about China's attack on Indian troops, McEnany said, "Trump had said that China's aggressive stance along the India-China border...

China deploys two more divisions of troops along LAC


New Delhi: Even as Indian and Chinese militaries talk to de-escalate and disengage at the borders in eastern Ladakh, Indian intelligence agencies said on Wednesday that Chinese People's Liberation Army has brought in troops of two more divisions along the Line of Actual Control near the disputed areas. The PLA troops have been deployed...

Hrithik, Alia, Senthil invited to become Academy members


The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced the list of actors, directors and others associated with cinema who have been invited to join them as members in the year 2020. The Academy has invited 819 new members this year. V Senthil Kumar, co-founder of Chennai-based digital services provider Qube Cinema Technologies, is among the list...

India’s COVID-19 fight people-driven: Modi to Indian American doctors

Post Date: July 1, 2020

Washington, DC: India's fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic is driven by its people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, attributing the "success" against the pandemic to the implementation of the nationwide lockdown in its initial phase. In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday,...