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19 July, 2018 3:15 AM Congress, BJP spar over cancellation of visits by PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi

The ruling BJP and opposition Congress sparred over the flood-like situation in Gujarat, questioning cancellation of visits by each other's top leaders due to heavy rains. While senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil questioned the postponement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat visit on July 20, BJP's Bharat Pandya pointed out that Congress 33

19 July, 2018 3:00 AM ADB maintains 2018, 2019 GDP growth forecasts for developing Asia

The Asian Development Bank said developing Asia is on track to meet growth expectations for this year and 2019, but warned that rising U.S. protectionist trade measures and countermeasures from China and others pose "a clear downside risk". The Manila-based institution, which released an update of its Asian Development Outlook on Thursday, kept its 2018 and 2019 economic 29

18 July, 2018 12:50 PM Foreigners sell Asian bonds for third straight month in June

Foreigners withdrew money from Asian bond markets for the third consecutive month in June amid concerns that increasing trade frictions between the United States and China will disrupt the region's economic growth. Data from central banks and bond market associations showed foreigners sold a total of $1.9 billion of bonds from India, Indonesia, Thailand 34

17 July, 2018 8:39 PM Netherlands To Establish Flower Market In Gurgaon: Haryana Minister

The Netherlands will set up a flower market yard in Gurgaon under an MoU signed with the Haryana government, a state minister said. The flower market yard would be established at Sector 52A of the city, the minister said. The Netherlands Ambassador to India, Alphonsus Stoelinga, today called on Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar and held discussion 271

17 July, 2018 2:46 PM Spain's Constitutional Court Blocks Latest Catalan Independence Motion

Spain's Constitutional Court said on Tuesday it had blocked a motion approved by Catalonia's parliament to resume steps to declare independence of the wealthy northeastern region. The court's formal suspension of the secessionist motion approved on July 5 by the Catalan assembly in Barcelona followed an appeal against the move filed by Spain's central 34

17 July, 2018 12:17 PM India accounts for one fifth of flood-related deaths in the world

A World Bank study suggests that India accounts for close to one-fifth of the total flood-related deaths across the world. According to an Economic Times report, approximately 50 million people in the South Asian cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Dhaka and Karachi may face severe flood-related damage in the coming century. Data from the Central Water Commission 48

17 July, 2018 10:34 AM No Ambulance, Woman Gives Birth Allegedly In Moving Bus In Madhya Pradesh

Her husband has alleged that despite her critical condition, she wasn't provided any ambulance by the community hospital and was instead referred to the district hospital. A heavily pregnant woman in Madhya Pradesh delivered her baby in an unsanitized environment in a moving bus after allegedly being denied an ambulance by her community hospital 32

17 July, 2018 7:38 AM Potholes Lead To 2-Km-Long Jam On Highway In Mumbai Suburbs

The pothole-ridden Sion-Panvel Highway yet again threw the traffic into clutch, brake and accelerator routine. The vehicles trying to avoid craters on the road have led to two-km-long jam. It's taking hours to cross the stretch, a commuter told NDTV. Mumbai-bound traffic from Pune started accumulating on the highway this morning and it continues to be slow moving 41

16 July, 2018 11:49 PM PM Modi Has Become Dhritarashtra, BJP Is Duryodhan: Congress

Modi government is trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims in order to polarise the society ahead of elections, Randeep Singh Surjewala said. Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become 51

16 July, 2018 12:23 PM Cristiano Ronaldo Greets Juventus Fans, Sparks Champions League Dreams

Cristiano Ronaldo emerged from Juventus' medical centre to sign autographs and shake hands amid raucous chants of his name. The five-times Ballon d'Or winner will be officially unveiled to the world's media at a press conference scheduled for 6:30 pm (1630 GMT), in which he will sign a four-year deal that will earn him a reported 30 million euros a season 32