Shuttler HS Prannoy, who shot to fame by shocking Olympic champion Chen Long and silver medallist Lee Chong Wei in the recent Indonesia Super Series Premier, is aiming to be more consistent in his bid to win big titles. It gave me a lot of confidence but I need to be more consistent, the 24-year-old shuttler said. I think the only thing left for me is to go and win tournaments out there.
Upset over the delay in purchase of onions on the MSP announced by the Madhya Pradesh government, farmers in Sehore blocked the Indore-Bhopal road in protest on Wednesday. Vehicle movement was disrupted for around two hours due to the blockade, leading to long queues stretching for kilometers on both sides. They called off their protest after assurance that their grievances would be addressed, said Ashta Police Station Incharge BD Beera.
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise alongside Noomi Rapace, is dead. The actor died on Tuesday following a battle with lung cancer, his representative confirmed, reports Variety.com. Nyqvist has also featured in Tom Cruise starrer Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol as the villain and as Viggo Tarasov in John Wick with Keanu Reeves.
In a new partnership with Facebook, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday launched a nationwide voter registration campaign. From July 1 to 4, the social networking website will host a 'Register Now' button, designed to encourage eligible Indians to register themselves with the EC. Similar campaigns have been launched previously by the EC targeting states ahead of their Assembly elections in 2016 and 2017.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today filed another set of nomination papers on behalf of the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. While Mr Naidu was the proposer, YSR Congress Party's Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy seconded Mr Kovind's fourth set of nomination papers. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar and a few other BJP leaders, including party general secretary Bhupinder Yadav, were also present there. Mr Kovind is currently campaigning in various parts of the country, and meeting MPs and MLAs to garner support.
The CBI has taken over investigation of the Rs500 crore online ponzi scam allegedly by Ghaziabad-based Webwork Trade Links. Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who endorsed its portal Addsbook.com, are also named in the complaint. The actors are not mentioned as either accused or suspects by the Uttar Pradesh Police, which had probed the matter earlier. It is alleged that they collected over Rs 500 crore from around two lakh people, police had said.
The BJP on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the worsening educational system in Bihar, after 64 per cent of students failed in the intermediate examinations conducted by the Bihar Board this year. The education system in the state is in shambles and 64 per cent (of) students failing in the intermediate exams are testimony to the fact. These students who have failed in the exams should get justice, said Nityanand Rai, state BJP president.
The ruling BJP in Jharkhand has called a meeting of tribal leaders on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the two contentious land acts that were returned by Governor Draupadi Murmu. The BJP government in Jharkhand suffered an embarrassment when the Governor last week returned the amendments for reconsideration. The BJP has stepped in to defend the government and find ways to push the amendments.
As per the 9 June 2017 judgment of the Supreme Court, linking Aadhaar with Permanent Account Number (PAN) is mandatory. After verification from UIDAI which is the government website for Aadhaar, the linking will be confirmed. In case of any minor mismatch in Aadhaar name provided, Aadhaar OTP will be required. Please ensure that the date of birth and gender in PAN and Aadhaar are the same.
The Election Commission will launch a special drive to enrol new electors, and has collaborated with Facebook to launch a 'voter registration reminder' on July 1. According to an official release, a notification of the 'voter registration reminder' will be sent on July 1 to people who are eligible to vote on Facebook. By clicking on the 'register now' button, people will be directed to the national voters' services portal (www.nvsp.in) which will guide them through the registration process.
China on Wednesday removed the number of restricted items for foreign investment by about a third, allowing more access into its services, manufacturing and mining sectors. China will also lift restrictions on foreign investment in unconventional oil and gas development, including shale oil, oil sands and shale gas. The measures come as President Xi Jinping seeks to project China as a world leader in fighting protectionism and defending globalisation.
Afghanistan teenage leg spin ace Rashid Khan is being courted by two English counties according to Wednesday's Daily Mail. The 18-year-old - who earlier this month produced the fourth best bowling figures ever in ODI cricket, taking seven for 18 to destroy the West Indies batting line-up in Saint Lucia - has taken 63 wickets in 29 ODI's and 42 in 27 Twenty20 appearances for his country.
Magicbricks explains why living in a housing society is set to get costlier. If you stay in a housing society where your monthly maintenance charges are in excess of Rs 5,000 then brace up to shell out GST at 18%. In the GST era, it appears that any unregistered dealer purchase made by any cooperative housing society (CHS) will attract GST on reverse charge mechanism (RCM) basis.
In a bid to reduce air pollution, langar for devotees will now be prepared by using solar energy at the Guru Ram Das Langar Hall at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. ]1.5 crore to the Golden Temple through the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA). The system will be installed in the newly constructed portion of the Langar hall, known as the world's largest community kitchen.
A Japanese budget airline apologised on Wednesday for forcing a wheelchair-bound man to crawl up a set of stairs to board his flight. There was no lift at the small airport to move disabled passengers from the tarmac up to the jet's door. Kijima, who is paralysed from the waist down, said in a blog he was forced to crawl up the stairs using only his arms. Vanilla Air, the budget arm of major carrier All Nippon Airways, said today it has apologised to Kijima.
Controversial former UP minister Azam Khan has yet again grabbed the headlines as he was recorded at an event where he levelled serious allegations against the Indian Army. It is a huge message for which the entire country should be ashamed and think how we'll face the world,' said Khan. ' Then in December, he was forced to apologise for saying that the Bulandshahr gangrape may have been a political conspiracy.
Ryan Reynolds has started filming for Deadpool 2 and the actor took to Instagram to share a picture from the first day of the shoot. The 40-year-old actor will return in the sequel as the foul-mouthed superhero with Josh Brolin signed on as Cable. Reynolds is also a producer on the film with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning along with Drew Goddard assisting.
Odisha is all set to become the first state in the country to have a blood bank for the cattle. The cattle farmers will provide blood voluntarily. The blood bank will also go and collect blood from centres. Blood transfusion facility for cattle blood will also be done at the proposed blood bank. The storage facility would come in handy for the veterinarians to save lives of the domesticated animals.
Every school in London is to be offered knife detectors to enable students to be screened for hidden weapons, mayor Sadiq Khan has announced. Khan said, No young Londoner should have to accept crime and violence as a way of life. The mayor has launched a new tough and comprehensive Knife Crime Strategy, with an additional $800,000 for knife and gang crime projects. The Mayor's office said that between 2014 and 2015, knife crime in London rose by 5 percent.