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Burhan Wani encounter: How Twitter reacted to his death

Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was eliminated in a joint operation on Friday in Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir. The 21-year-old reportedly joined the militant outfit in 2010 to avenge the alleged assault on him and his brother by the Army. He has been in the news for releasing videos, warning of attacks in J&K. Burhan, who was known as the Read More

Portugal vs France: Cristiano Ronaldo has the opportunity to leave Lionel Messi in the shade

For so much of Cristiano Ronaldo’s majestic career, he has battled with Lionel Messi, often unsuccessfully, to be considered the greatest player in the world. If history ultimately judges the finest talents by their achievements on the international stage, where neither player has tasted success, then the Portuguese captain could use Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to land a haymaker blow Read More

AAP government approves formation of ‘Mission Swaraj’ for ‘mohalla sabhas’

Delhi government on Friday approved formation of ‘Mission Swaraj’ to implement its ambitious ‘mohalla sabhas’ project through which people will be empowered and encouraged for participating in governance at the local level. A senior government official said ‘Mission Swaraj’ being the nodal agency of the project, will play a vital role for the idea of ‘swaraj’ to succeed in the national Read More

Andy Murray dispatches Tomas Berdych to make Wimbledon final

Andy Murray took just under two hours to get past Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon semi-final. The home favourite beat the Czech player 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in the second semi-final of the day which was following the marathon five-setter involving Milos Raonic and Roger Federer where the Canadian had prevailed. With the win, Murray is into his third Wimbledon final and on Read More

LIVE: South Africa transformed Mohandas into Mahatma: PM Modi in Johannesburg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his 5-day and four-nation tour, addressed a gathering of Indian diaspora on Friday (IST) in Johannesburg, South Africa. PM Modi recalled the historical connection between the two nations stating how South Africa had “transformed” Mahatma Gandhi. He also spoke about how on this day, SA played its first cricket match. Modi in Africa: Here’s how far Read More

After Punjab, now ‘cow cess’ proposed in Haryana

After Punjab, a proposal has been made to the BJP government in Haryana to levy ‘cow cess’ to generate funds for the welfare of cows in the state. Haryana Gau Sewa Ayog has proposed the government to levy Rs 2,100 on booking of banquet hall, 5 per cent cess on collection of entertainment tax, Re 1 per bag of foodgrain Read More

Shah Rukh Khan: Salman, Aamir and I share huge love and respect for each other

The three Khans of Bollywood Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khanmade their foray into films at around the same time in the early 90s. While they did start out as competitors onscreen and have had their share of nasty fights (SRK and Salman’s spat at Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash was the most infamous one) almost 25 years later Read More

Will government order impartial probe in Essar Tapes case: Congress

Keeping up its offensive over the ‘telecom scam’, Congress Friday alleged that conduct of the Modi government and its ministers has “come under a cloud” in the wake of their “lame duck” reaction to the Rs 45,000 crore scandal in the sector. The party also raked up the Essar Tapes issue wondering as to what connection it has with the Read More

Roger Federer after Wimbledon loss: This one clearly hurts, I was so close

Roger Federer had his serve broken from 30-0, 40-0 and 40-30 and 5-6 in the fourth set. Twice there were double faults involved in his break of serves – such small were the margins between win and defeat in the Wimbledon semi-final where Milos Raonic triumphed over the Swiss champion. In the press conference, Federer called the break from 5-6, Read More

African Union to withdraw troops from Somalia by 2020

The African Union says it plans to withdraw its forces from Somalia by the end of 2020 after years of trying to secure the Horn of Africa country against extremist group al-Shabab. The AU’s Peace and Security Council statement issued this week comes after a series of challenges for the 22,000-strong multinational peacekeeping force, including funding issues that left some Read More