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25 June, 2017 6:05 AM Heavy rains lash Mumbai; highest tide of the season today

MUMBAI: Weather officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Mumbai have said that the adjoining areas of the city have recorded much more significant rains as compared to Mumbai. In fact the entire Palghar district has received very heavy showers. In Mumbai, the suburbs were seen recording more rains in the last 24 hours as compared to the city area. Statistics 20

25 June, 2017 3:58 AM Philippine military declares Eid truce in war-torn city

MARAWI: The Philippine military declared an eight-hour ceasefire Sunday in its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of the war-torn city of Marawi, to allow residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan. Military chief General Eduardo Ano said his forces would implement a "humanitarian pause" during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in Marawi, the most important 26

25 June, 2017 2:00 AM Shikaras for lake cruise

Kerala Tourism is to launch three-hour cruises for tourists from Kadinamkulam to Akathumuri by developing a backwater tourism circuit linking Kadinamkulam, Anchuthengu, and Akathumuri lakes. Starting from Perumathura, 29 km north of the capital city, the cruise will cover Anchuthengu, Kayikkara, Ponnumthuruthu (Golden Island — a privately owned island 19

24 June, 2017 7:30 PM DU cut-off memories: 'A 70% then is equal to a 99% now'

The DU admissions season has kick-started with the first cut-off list announced on Friday. While every year the talking point would be the unbelievably high cut-offs which would go beyond 99%, this year, it did not go beyond 97% in most colleges. Though it is not a huge dip, DU aspirants are thankful even for this small mercy of a more 'realistic' cut-off 18

24 June, 2017 6:31 PM Will Modi's diplomatic skill be enough to take on Trump's fickle politics?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth bilateral visit to the US on June 25-26 is a test of his diplomatic skill and mettle wrought by the heterodox presidency of Donald Trump. Unlike the Indian leader’s previous triumphal marches across America, when he preached to the choir and enjoyed the doting attention of the White House, this trip is not guaranteed 22

24 June, 2017 4:11 AM One killed, 18 trapped after Colombia mine explosion

Bogota: An explosion at a central Colombian coal mine killed at least one person and trapped 18 others on Friday, according to authorities who said rescue efforts were underway. The blast occurred at a coal mine in the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca state, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Bogota, at about 2130 GMT. Officials said they do not know what caused 21

24 June, 2017 3:40 AM J&K: Srinagar top cop transferred after Ayub Pandith's lynching outside Jamia Masjid

Sajad Bhat, the SP of North Srinagar, was transferred after Thursday night's horrific lynching of Deputy SP Ayub Pandith, who was stoned to death. Sajad Khaliq Bhat, the Superintendent of Police for North Srinagar, was transferred following the lynching of Deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported early morning 41

23 June, 2017 6:12 PM US expected to clear surveillance drone sale to India

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com NEW DELHI | WASHINGTON: The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting 24

23 June, 2017 10:55 AM Indian-Americans gear up to welcome PM Narendra Modi

WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans here are eagerly looking forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a big way during his visit to the US capital to meet President Donald Trump. The Indian community in Washington might not be as big the community as in New York/New Jersey area or the Silicon Valley, where the Prime Minister addressed two massive 30

23 June, 2017 8:19 AM North Korea Denies Torturing US Student Otto Warmbier: Report

Otto Warmbier was buried Thursday in Ohio, less than a week after he was sent back home in a mysterious coma. Seoul, South Korea: North Korea Friday denied torturing Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after being released from the North in a coma, in the first official reaction to his death. South Korea has said the North bore responsibility for Warmbier's 44