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1975: A Haunting Tyranny

India, June 25 -- At the stroke of midnight on June 25, 1975, the idea of India was dealt a lethal blow when a presidential proclamation, at the behest of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, declared a state of internal Emergency and India lost its freedom to authoritarianism. A Surya Prakash's book, in his own words, provides readers some case studies from independent India's darkest political era which illustrate the terrible woes that befall a ... Read More


Ben Stokes terms Jason Roy's obstruction dismissal 'embarrassment'

India, June 24 -- England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Friday took to Twitter, expressing his displeasure at the 'obstructing the field' decision given against teammate Jason Roy, during the second T20 International against South Africa at Taunton.

(Read | England's Jason Roy becomes 1st player to be dismissed 'obstructing the field' in T20Is)

Roy, who returned to form in the second game of the three-match series with a 45-ball 67, was found obstr... Read More


PM Narendra Modi to be first world leader to have White House dinner with President Trump

Washington, June 24 -- The United States' new administration plans to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be the first foreign leader for whom President Donald Trump would host a working dinner at the White House. The dinner is first of its kind under Trump administration. Modi, who left for Portugal on the three-nation tour today, will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 on a two-day visit and will hav... Read More


Salman Khan's Sultan wins Best Action Movie Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

New Delhi, June 24 -- On Friday, Salman Khan's most anticipated movie Tubelight released in India. Unexpectedly, the Kabir Khan directorial managed to get lukewarm response from the audience as well as critics. Despite the strong star power and amazing story, Tubelight lacks soul. Set in small hill town of Northern India, it is a story of a man who's unshakeable belief and love for family make the impossible happen. As Tubelight trails in Indian ... Read More


Tata Steel sells stake in Tata Motors

India, June 24 -- Tata Steel has sold its stake in Tata Motors to Tata Sons, the holding company of India's salt-to-software Tata conglomerate, for Rs 37.83 billion ($586.3 million). The steelmaker has sold about 83.54 million shares at 452.80 rupees apiece. As of end-March, the steelmaker owned a 2.9 percent stake or about 83.64 million shares in Tata Motors.Tata Steel, the flagship company of the Tata group is the first integrated steel plant i... Read More


Day after farmers' unrest near Mumbai, villagers say police vandalised homes, vehicles

Kalyan, June 24 -- A day after angry farmers clashed with the police at Nevali village near Kalyan, residents of the village alleged that police personnel on patrol duty damaged their vehicles and broke windows of homes.

While the police maintain that these are "rumours" being spread by a few villagers, the residents claim CCTV cameras in the lanes captured the acts of vandalism by the police early on Friday. They said after they saw the damage ... Read More


College youth arrested for hacking accounts of students on FB

Kolhapur, June 24 -- Cyber cell police team today arrested a 25-year-old college youth for hacking accounts of college girls and boys on Facebook and demanding money from them. According to Shahupuri police, on several complaints of hacking accounts of college students, including girls, and demanding money on PAYTM to return their accounts, police department's cyber cell team took all technical information from the complainants and after analysis... Read More


Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who lives in India but sing praises of Pakistan, was inside Srinagar's Jama Masjid when DSP Ayub was lynched

New Delhi, June 24 -- The Kashmir Valley has been reeling immense tension since the day DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith was lynched by a mob outside the Jama Masjid in downtown Srinagar. Separatist Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was present inside the mosque when his supporters stripped the officer and stoned to death.

Farooq, who has been provided security cover by the government, speaks pro-Pakistani language. It is said that Farooq ... Read More


PM Narendra Modi leaves for Portugal on first leg of three-nation tour, to visit US next

New Delhi, June 24 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands. Modi will hold talks with the top leadership of the three countries to boost bilateral ties.

"PM @narendramodi emplaned for Portugal, after which he shall visit USA and Netherlands for important bilateral visits," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) wrote on Twitter.

"Infusing ... Read More


Infosys informs about company updates

India, June 24 -- Infosys has informed about the Company Statement titled- Infosys Settlement with New York Attorney General.The above information is a part of company's filings submitted to BSE.

Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from Accord Fintech.... Read More