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4 Indians 'Detained' in Libya, in Islamic State-Controlled Area

NDTV - ‎35 minutes ago‎
New Delhi: Four Indian teachers have been detained in Libya, the government said on Friday, in an area which is under the control of the Islamic State terror group.
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Yakub Memon hanged: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital ...

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who don't.
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Term 'Hindu terrorism' coined by UPA has weakened India's stand: Rajnath

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Delhi: Government on Friday hit out at Congress, saying the term "Hindu terrorism" coined by its previous government had "weakened" the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism.
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AIIMS row: National Conference and Congress target BJP, hold protests in Jammu

Daily News & Analysis - ‎45 minutes ago‎
National Conference workers, led by party leader Dharamveer Singh Jamwal, took out a protest rally from Sher-e- Kashmir Bhavan and raised slogans in favour of setting up of an AIIMS in Jammu.
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Over 24000 Dowry Deaths Reported in Last 3 Years: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Delhi: A total of 24,771 dowry deaths have been reported in the country in past three years with maximum of them occurring in Uttar Pradesh with 7,048 deaths.
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Ahead of assembly election, BJP faces the wrath of sidelined 'Bihari babu'

IBNLive - ‎2 hours ago‎
Patna: The not so angry young man from the Indian cinema industry, Shatrughan Sinha seems to be very miffed with the BJP, the saffron party he has been associated with since 1984, when it was reduced to a mere two parliamentarians or MPs in the Lok ...
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Coalgate: Court summons Vijay Darda, six others as accused

Economic Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others were today summoned as accused by a special court which took cognisance of CBI's final report filed in a coal block allocation scam case.
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Flood situation improves, 500 villages marooned in Odisha

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
BHUBANESWAR/BALASORE: Even though the flood situation in Odisha has slightly improved in the northern districts on Thursday due to decrease in rainfall, over 500 villages are still cut off from other parts of the state.
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Netanyahu condemns fatal West Bank arson attack, calling it 'terrorism'

Haaretz - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Israeli PM tells Palestinian President Abbas that 'it's upon us to together fight terror, no matter which side perpetrates it'; tensions run high in West Bank and Jerusalem, with shooting and stone throwing reported.
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Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Army

Hindustan Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement on Friday.
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Greece's Tsipras Called for Grexit Contingency Plan

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
ATHENS—Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday acknowledged making contingency plans in case Greece was forced from the euro, but said it was never his aim to leave the common currency.
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Owing Obama on Iran, the next phase for the Taliban, and more guns at military ...

Washington Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
OWING OBAMA ON IRAN? The president has taken the gloves off in pitching lawmakers on the Iran deal, it appears, going so far as to tell lawmakers in the meeting at the White House that they “owe” him at least the chance to pull them into his orbit, ...
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India plans to give $11 billion lifeline to ailing state banks

Reuters - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI Planning to inject $11 billion of capital into debt-laden state banks over the next four years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday sought parliament's approval to boost budget spending by $4 billion in the current fiscal year.
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Sensex surges 409 points; biggest single-day gain in over 1 month

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
MUMBAI: The stock market on Friday continued its rally for the third straight day as the benchmark BSE sensex surged by 409.21 points to 28,114.56 led by gains in banking stocks after the government announced plans to infuse fresh capital into state ...
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Government Proposes to Infuse Rs. 70000 Crore in PSU Banks, SBI Soars

NDTV - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The government on Friday laid out a roadmap for infusing Rs. 70,000 crore in public sector banks over four years. Shares of public sector banks attracted strong buying after the government announced the recapitialisation plan.
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Uber bets big on India; plans $1 bn investment in nine months

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Taxi-hailing app Uber, which has been embroiled in repeated controversies in India over alleged misconduct by its drivers with women passengers, today said it will invest USD 1 billion in the country as it targets one million rides a day in 6-9 months.
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OnePlus 2 invite registrations cross one million mark in mere 72 hours

Firstpost - ‎3 hours ago‎
OnePlus launched the much talked about OnePlus 2 in the world's first virtual reality launch event on July 27. The Chinese company has promoted over am million people to register for the new device in a mere 72 hours.
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Two sneaky things you didn't know Windows 10 does

Daily News & Analysis - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Windows 10 is the next thing, the only thing as far as Microsoft is concerned. So what could really be so bad about it? Well..... dnaTechLaunch, Microsoft, Windows 10, Satya Nadella, Chris Beard, Mozilla, browser.
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Facebook unveils solar-powered drone that can beam the internet down to earth

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Facebook has unveiled a full-scale prototype of its Aquila drone - the high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft that the Californian tech giant wants to use to beam internet to people in parts of the world that are not yet connected.
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In pics: Big B meets onscreen mother Sulochana on her 86th birthday

Hindustan Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
There's a reason Amitabh Bachchan is among the most loved Bollywood actors. He recently visited his onscreen mother of several films, Sulochana, on her 86th birthday.

Viral Video: What if Robert Downey Jr spoke like Nawazuddin Siddiqui?

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
How would Robert Downey Jr sound if he had Nawazuddin Siddiqui's voice? Okay, that's not something we wondered before but it's certainly intriguing to hear Downey Jr speak in Bihari Hindi!
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Ashes 2015 live: England vs Australia, Third Test - Visitors set hosts nervy ...

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Latest. • England vs Australia: third Test scoreboard. OVER 76: AUS 262/9 (Lyon 12* Starc 56*). Lyon is having the time of his life judging by his smile as he drivesthrough the covers again for a single and then sweeps two more off Moeen.
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Ravichandran Ashwin presented with Arjuna Award today

Hindustan Times - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal honours off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with the Arjuna Award which was conferred on him last year, in New Delhi.
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Allow turbaned Sikh basketball players: US lawmakers

Hindustan Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
The International Basketball Federation must end its discrimination against Sikh players and allow them to play wearing a turban, a bipartisan group of 39 influential American lawmakers has demanded.
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If the ICC wants to save bilateral series, it needs to spend money on cricket ...

Firstpost - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dave Richardson, the ICC's chief executive, has finally admitted what has been staring all of us in the face for some time. With a few exceptions, bilateral series, the traditional lifeblood of international cricket, is falling out of favour.
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Blue Moon is not exactly blue

Andhra Wishesh - ‎55 minutes ago‎
When the full moon is visible twice is known as “Blue Moon”. July 2, the first full moon of the month was noticed, today again it is a full moon and it is a rarity that the month is having yet another full month.
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Rising Sea Level New Threat To Bengal Tiger

Focus News - ‎Jul 29, 2015‎
Rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten to wipe out Sundarbans? a large mangrove forest area shared by India and Bangladesh –and thus world's beautiful Bengal tigers, according to a leading conservation organisation.
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Largest ocean likely under Tarim basin in Xinjiang: Chinese scientists

Tehelka - ‎1 hour ago‎
Tarim is home to Taklimakan, the biggest desert in China.“Never before could people imagine so much water under the sand. Our definition of desert may have to change,” said professor Li Yan, who led the study at Chinese Academy of Sciences' Xinjiang ...
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Distant Uranus-Sized Exoplanet Discovered With Gravitational Microlensing

NDTV - ‎2 hours ago‎
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of a Uranus-sized exoplanet orbiting far from its central star, discovered through a technique called gravitational microlensing.
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Rice varieties for diabetic patients identified

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
The central government on Friday said it has identified three rice varieties with low glycemic index (GI) values which are considered suitable for diabetic patients.
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Mindfulness meditation may help you quit smoking

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
Exercises aimed at increasing self-control, such as mindfulness meditation, may decrease a person's desire to smoke without them even realising, new research has claimed.
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Social connections may keep women from suicide

Health24 - ‎55 minutes ago‎
New research suggests that friendships and outside activities offer protection against suicide, even for women who struggle with mental health issues, such as depression.
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