• Global cues, oil prices drag equity indices lowerGlobal cues, oil prices drag equity indices lower

    Broadly negative Asian stock exchanges along with a rise in global crude oil prices and domestic political uncertainty pulled the key indices of the Indian equity market lower during the morning trade session on Monday.

  • Foggy Monday morning in Delhi, air quality remains 'very poor'
    SourcesFoggy Monday morning in Delhi, air quality remains 'very poor'

    It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Monday with the air quality continuing to remain "very poor" and the minimum temperature recorded at 7.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

  • Rains, snow in J&K
    SourcesRains, snow in J&K

    Rains lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir, while fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of the state on Monday.

  • Man charged with British backpacker's murder appears in court
    SourcesMan charged with British backpacker's murder appears in court

    A man charged with the murder of a British backpacker in New Zealand appeared in a court here on Monday.

  • Macron to hold crisis meeting over 'yellow vest' protests
    SourcesMacron to hold crisis meeting over 'yellow vest' protests

    French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions on Monday after a fourth weekend of the violent "gilets jaunes," or "yellow vest" nationwide protests that have challenged his grip on power.

  • Trump commits to $750 bn defence budget
    SourcesTrump commits to $750 bn defence budget

    US President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defence Secretary James Mattis to propose a defence budget of $750 billion for the coming year, according to an administration official.

  • 'I can't breathe', Khashoggi's last words
    Sources'I can't breathe', Khashoggi's last words

    "I can't breathe," were the last words uttered by Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul in October, a CNN report said.

  • Beckinsale wears 'Queen' tiara for dinner date
    SourcesBeckinsale wears 'Queen' tiara for dinner date

    Actress Kate Beckinsale chose to wear a pair of suede knee-high boots, all-black ensemble and a tiara that boasted the word 'Queen' in gold letters for her outing with friends here.

  • Human ears prefer 'auto-tuning' of voices today: Shaan
    SourcesHuman ears prefer 'auto-tuning' of voices today: Shaan

    One must not belittle the present day singers for using "auto-tuning", as there is a great demand for it among the audience, says popular Bollywood singer Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee).

  • Guterres asks for universality of Genocide Convention
    SourcesGuterres asks for universality of Genocide Convention

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday asked for universality of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

  • Gabrielle Union's husband told her to move from IVF
    SourcesGabrielle Union's husband told her to move from IVF

    Actress Gabrielle Union admits it was husband Dwyane Wade who first told her to move on from IVF on Oprah Winfrey show introducing daughter Kavvia.

  • Strange disease kills 8 elephants in Tanzania
    SourcesStrange disease kills 8 elephants in Tanzania

    Strange disease has killed a total of eight elephants in northern Tanzania's district of Ngorongoro, authorities confirmed on Sunday. Joseph Meng' oro, Deputy Wildlife Officer at the Ngorongoro District Council expressed his worry over the disease, saying, more deaths could be occurring without notice, Xinhua news agency reported. "The jumbos started to haemorrhage through their trunks then collapse and eventually die in Arash Ward, in the district," Meng' oro was quoted as saying. Fidelis ole Kashe, an officer with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), said the jumbo was spotted by villagers meandering in the area before it collapsed and died. The carcasses for the eight elephants that have so far perished, feature bleeding trunks (nose bleeding), strange coloured stools, sudden drunk-like dizziness while moving, before the jumbos collapsed. Scientists at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), based in Arusha have taken up the case, saying the unidentified disease as well as its resulting death of large mammals, is the first to be experienced in Tanzania. Samples of blood from the carcasses found in Loliondo were taken to the Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency (TVLA) center of Arusha, where chemists analysed that there was no disease to be traced. The TVLA Test Report Number, as approved by Paul Sanka at the Laboratory, indicated that the 'Microscopical Examinations,' samples using Polychrome Methylene Blue Stain were 'negative of anthrax,' it seems many had suspected cases of anthrax. Some observers however suggest more tests should be done on the elephant remains, as it is possible that poachers could be resulting to use stealth poisonous chemicals to hunt down the jumbos for their ivories. However, all the eight jumbos found dead, had their tusks intact. Maybe because they were reported in time before some culprits could extract them. Freddy Manongi, Chief Conservator at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, said the incidences of jumbo death have not yet been experienced in the sanctuary.

  • Abbas stresses need to implement decisions against Israel, US
    SourcesAbbas stresses need to implement decisions against Israel, US

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has stressed on the need to implement decisions against Israel, the US and the Islamic Hamas movement.

  • Top officials in Morocco to adopt Global Compact for Migration
    SourcesTop officials in Morocco to adopt Global Compact for Migration

    Top politicians and officials will convene on Monday in the Moroccan city of Marrakech to formally adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

  • Vivek Dahiya hides phones on show's set
    SourcesVivek Dahiya hides phones on show's set

    Actor Vivek Dahiya says he hides phones of his show's teammates "just for fun".

  • May's Brexit deal fails to offer sufficient clarity: Report
    SourcesMay's Brexit deal fails to offer sufficient clarity: Report

    The British House of Commons' committee on Exiting the European Union (EU) unanimously agreed in a report its downbeat verdict on Brexit, saying Prime Minister Theresa May's deal fails to offer sufficient clarity or certainty for the future of the country.

  • Davina McCall ready to find another man
    SourcesDavina McCall ready to find another man

    After her 17 years long marriage to Matthew Robinson crumbled, television personality and model Davina McCall says she is ready to find a new man who will stand next to her as a partner,

  • US army kills 4 al-Shabab militants in Somalia
    SourcesUS army kills 4 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

    The US military has said its special forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia on Saturday, killing four al-Shabab militants.

  • Trump accuses Comey of lying in testimony to Congress
    SourcesTrump accuses Comey of lying in testimony to Congress

    US President Donald Trump has accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying during his testimony before a congressional committee last week, when the ex-official revealed that the investigation into presumed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was initially focused on four US citizens.