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28 July, 2017 1:49 PM It's too late and risky to allow 10-year old rape survivor to abort 32-week fetus: SC

NEW DELHI: A 10-year old rape survivor, who is 32-week pregnant, will have carry pregnancy for the full term as the Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant her permission to abort the fetus saying that it was risky for the child to under medical termination at such advanced stage. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud relied 64

28 July, 2017 12:13 AM Nitish and Modi's love-hate relationship: Meet the frenemies in Indian politics

Rahul Gandhi would do well to remember that those who shifted camps multiple times can do so again When Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi expressed his angst at Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar simply walking out of the mahagathbandhan or grand coalition, which he had so assiduously stitched together in the state 81

27 July, 2017 2:54 PM Jeff Bezos: Amazon founder is world's new richest man

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's richest person, worth $90.7bn (£69bn). A 2.4% rise in Amazon shares on Thursday means Mr Bezos's wealth has now eclipsed the Microsoft co-founder by $700m, according to Forbes. Mr Bezos, 53, owns about 17% of the shares in Amazon, whose value has now exceeded $500bn. The online 69

27 July, 2017 11:20 AM US admiral stands ready to obey a Trump nuclear strike order

"Every member of the US military has sworn an oath to defend the constitution of the US against all enemies foreign and domestic and to obey the officers and the president of the United States as commander and chief appointed over us," Adm Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, said. CANBERRA: The US Pacific Fleet commander said on Thursday 104

27 July, 2017 10:07 AM India's lower order contributions outshine Pradeep six-fer

An inspired bowling performance from Nuwan Pradeep and probing lines from Lahiru Kumara notwithstanding, India managed to post a sizeable total with the lower order coming up with useful contributions. Pradeep finished with a rich haul of 6 for 132, his best bowling performance in first-class cricket and Kumara bagged three. However, a fifty on debut 54

26 July, 2017 10:38 AM How Fundamental are Privacy Rights?

India’s Supreme Court has constituted a nine-member bench to decide on whether the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. This decision will be an important landmark in the advocacy of privacy rights in our country. The hearing has commenced and a judgement is expected in the near future. The character of Privacy rights was considered by the Supreme 106

26 July, 2017 12:35 AM Swine flu claims 10-yr-old in Thane

THANE: The pandemic-like swine flu situation in the state since the past few months has claimed yet another life in the lake city of Thane. A 10-year-old who tested positive on Saturday for the deadly fever passed away on Monday night in a private hospital. Aaryan Medhekar, a Class V student of St John the Baptist School in Thane, who was in good health 129

25 July, 2017 11:03 PM 9 die in Gujarat floods, toll 83; PM announces Rs 500 crore aid

AHMEDABAD/PALANPUR: The death toll in Gujarat floods reached 83 with nine more deaths reported on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the state and announced a relief package of Rs 500 crore for the flood-affected districts. He also declared ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased, and Rs 50,000 to those seriously injured 98

25 July, 2017 6:03 PM Vodafone-Idea merger transactions expected to be completed in 2018

New Delhi: A day after the Competition Commission of India gave its nod to the Vodafone India-Idea Cellular merger, both companies in a joint statement said other statutory approvals were expected to come soon and the transaction will be completed during 2018. "We welcome the decision of the Competition Commission of India approving the proposed merger 74

25 July, 2017 11:20 AM Spotlight: India repeats mistakes of 1962 with continued violation of China's sovereignty: former journalist

SYDNEY, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Indian border guards' trespassing into the Chinese territory would risk repeating the mistakes of the Sino-India border conflict in 1962, a former Australian journalist warned. The latest border standoff flared up in mid June when Indian troops were sent to disrupt Chinese construction workers building a road project in a plateau 27