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20 July, 2017 9:01 PM Cancer diagnosis spotlights Sen. John McCain's rare ability to bring partisans together

John McCain, with his short fuse and lashing tongue, is not always an easy man to like, or to get along with. The Arizona senator acknowledged as much in a wry tweet he dispatched Thursday morning — candor and self-deprecation always being two of his strongest, most appealing suits. “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support,” McCain wrote, hours 20

20 July, 2017 8:46 PM World becomes numb as Linkin Park's Chester found dead, in apparent suicide

Band co-founder and producer Mike Shinoda said on Twitter he was 'shocked and saddened' Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with an ever-changing mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias today said authorities 22

20 July, 2017 7:05 PM Linkin Park Lead Singer Chester Bennington Dead In Apparent Suicide

Celebrity website TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said Bennington, 41, had hung himself at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES: Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his southern California home in an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said. Coroner's office 16

20 July, 2017 5:01 PM John McCain diagnosed with brain tumour

Presidents past and present join others in offering support in an outpouring rarely seen in Washington Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumour. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma 16

20 July, 2017 4:41 PM Can Ram Nath Kovind, second Dalit President, follow in the footsteps of first Dalit President K R Narayanan?

India's President-elect Ram Nath Kovind is only the second Dalit President of the country. He won comfortably by cornering 66 per cent of the Presidential electoral college vote while his rival, another eminent Dalit politician, Meira Kumar got 34 per cent votes. The result of the presidential election held on 17 July was just a requirement for Kovind 14

20 July, 2017 4:39 PM Aadhaar Case: Apple Gets Your Personal Data, Why Not The State, Asks Supreme Court

While hearing a challenge to the government's massive biometric or "Aadhaar" database, the Supreme Court today said that companies like Apple already have access to the personal data of users. "When one can share personal data with private players like Apple, why not share it with the government? What's the difference?" asked Justice DY Chandrachud 20

20 July, 2017 2:13 PM Sikh militants who hijacked plane to Lahore in 1981 granted bail

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Jyoti Kler granted bail to Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh and asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and two sureties of like amount each.   New Delhi: A court here on Thursday granted bail to two Sikh militants, accused of hijacking an Air India plane in 1981 to Lahore, Pakistan. Additional Chief 25

20 July, 2017 1:41 PM Elon Musk has apparently worked out a superior alternative to Red Dragon flights to Mars

Elon Musk seems to have ditched plans to send a Dragon spacecraft to Mars. Musk confirmed that SpaceX will no longer attempt to use the Dragon spacecraft for propulsive crew landings, according to a report in SpaceNews. Musk cited the immense efforts needed to qualify the Dragon for crew landings as a reason for looking at a superior approach. The Dragon 16

20 July, 2017 1:40 PM Higher GRM lifts RIL bottomline: 10 takeaways from Q1 earnings

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings for June quarter, thanks to a rise in gross refining margin (GRM). However, net profit came in line with market expectations. Shares of the company closed 0.30 per cent down at Rs 1,528 on Thursday before the earnings numbers, whereas benchmark BSE Sensex settled 13

20 July, 2017 5:43 AM J&K: 8, including 4 children, killed as cloudburst hits Doda, Kishtwar

Srinagar: Eight people, including four children and four women, were killed and several other residents went missing as flash floods triggered by cloudburst wreaked havoc in parts of eastern Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir early Thursday. Eight people including five members of a family, a 12-year-old boy were, however, rescued 19