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  • President Kovind says no to honorary doctorate from varsity

    Solan: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near here. The Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry planned to confer a...

  • 100-ball cricket done to fit TV schedules: Graeme Swann

    London: Not agreeing with England Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves that the proposed 100-ball format is being mulled as cricket doesn't appeal to a younger audience, former England spinner Graeme Swann said on Monday that it is just a way to fit the TV schedules."It will be exactly the...

  • Korean Air chief's wife to be probed over assault allegations

    Seoul: The wife of the chairman of Korean Air will be questioned next week over allegations that she physically and verbally abused several employees of the company, investigating officials said on Monday.Chairman Cho Yang-ho's wife Lee Myung-hee would be questioned on May 28 regarding claims that...

  • Petrol prices at all-time highs in Delhi and Mumbai

    New Delhi: Spiralling petrol prices touched fresh record levels in Delhi and Mumbai on Monday, at Rs 76.57 and Rs 84.40 per litre respectively.On Sunday, the fuel price breached the all-time high levels touched in 2013 and was priced at Rs 76.24 and Rs 84.07 per litre in both the cities.On Monday,...

  • Two AP Express coaches catch fire in MP, none injured

    Bhopal: At least two coaches of the AP Express caught fire near Birlanagar in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, officials said. No one was injured.According to a Railway Ministry official, the fire was detected in the B-6 coach around 11.50 a.m. The fire then spread to the B-7 coach, Ved Prakash, a Railway...

  • Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will attend the oath taking ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy. An aide close to Kejriwal told IANS that the Chief Minister was invited by former Prime...

  • Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale. Others joining the celebrations will include Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandes, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja. 'Cricket Finals…Party Toh Banti hai' will be followed by the...

  • Father taught me to love and respect all: Rahul

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday remembered his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary saying it was he who taught him to love and respect all beings. Rahul Gandhi in a tweet on Monday said: "My father taught me that hate is a prison...

  • UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money: British MPs

    London: The UK has been accused of turning a "blind eye" to Russia's "dirty money", putting national security at risk. A British parliamentarian body said London is being used to hide Russian President Vladimir Putin's illegal assets, media reports said. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee...

  • Man lynched in MP village over alleged cow slaughter

    Satna (Madhya Pradesh): Two Muslim youth were badly beaten up by villagers in a Madhya Pradesh village on accusation of slaughtering a cow, leading to the death of one of them, police said on Sunday. Four accused have been arrested. According to police, the incident happened in Amgaar...

  • Congress accuses Modi of using petrol price as political tool

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday alleged that prices of petroleum products were being used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "as a tool" to benefit BJP during elections and demanded that the prices should stay at least at the level that prevailed during the Karnataka assembly elections. Talking...

  • Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah

    Guwahati: BJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end. "In the northeast, we first won elections in Assam, then Manipur followed by Tripura, where the people have given us a...