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Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM (3 minutes ago)
Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the "deficit free budget" presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state "self-reliant".

Senegal pip Poland 2-1 on World Cup return after 16 years (Lead) (11 minutes ago)
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal celebrated their return match to the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 16 years with a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.

42 artistes selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (22:56)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award.

RBI enhances housing loan limits under priority sector lending (22:50)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday enhanced the housing loan limits under priority sector lending (PSL) to Rs 35 lakh in metropolitan centres under the affordable housing scheme.

US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports (22:50)IANS Photo Service
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said.

Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey (22:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled "Unfinished", which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey.

J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi (Lead) (22:48)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday.

India, Australia to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation (22:46)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Australia have agreed to further strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation, including cross-border terrorism, through exchange of information and capacity-building efforts, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

9 TN fishermen rescued by Coast Guard (22:46)
Chennai, June 19 (IANS) Nine Tamil Nadu fishermen, stranded in high seas after water entered the engine room of their fishing boat, were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday, an official statement said.

Senegal beat Poland 2-1 (22:40)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal kicked-off their FIFA WOrld Cup on a winning note as they registered a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday.

India, Japan discuss maritime, counter-terrorism cooperation (22:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India and Japan on Tuesday discussed cooperation in the areas of maritime security and counter-terrorism among other issues during the fifth dialogue under the 2+2 mechanism that involves and foreign and defence policies of the two sides, a statement said.

Governor's rule recommended in J&K (Lead) (22:28)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday evening suggested to the Union Home Ministry that Governor's Rule should be imposed for six months in the state after the PDP-BJP coalition collapsed, official sources said.

Pekerman laments Colombia's 'painful' loss to Japan (22:22)IANS Photo Service
Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said Tuesday his team will continue to fight for a place in the World Cup knockout stage after a "painful" defeat to Japan in their opening Group H match here.

Sahitya Akademi to hold transgender literary meet in Kolkata (22:22)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to bring creativity of transgenders to the fore, Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, would hold the first-ever literary meet for transgender writers in Kolkata next month, a member of the event's advisory committee said.

Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday.

EU borders agency should operate on Libyan soil: Minister (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Rome, June 19 (IANS/AKI) The European Union borders and coastguard agency Frontex should extend its operations to Libyan soil, Italy's Infrastructure and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday.

Rashford praises England captain Kane (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) England striker Marcos Rashford praised captain Harry Kane when he spoke to the press on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 win against Tunisia on Monday night.

UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said.

Unesco condemns Indian newspaper editor's murder (22:12)IANS Photo Service
Paris, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the slaying of prominent journalist and newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two police bodyguards in Indian-administered Kashmir last week.

Ronaldo's old pal Evra gives insight into football star (22:08)IANS Photo Service
Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Veteran French full back Patrice Evra feels that people should reject lunch invites from former Manchester United team mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nadda releases India's health profile, launches institutional profiling project (22:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2018, a major aid to policy makers, and launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) project, which does the institutional profiling of the country.

Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill' (22:06)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) As the indefinite nationwide truckers' strike entered its second day, lorry owners and operators on Tuesday said over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road involving a loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore and the north-eastern region came to "standstill" as a consequence.

Defence sector more prone to cyber threats: Sitharaman (22:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that defence sector is more prone to cyber threats and it was important to safeguard cyberspace with anticipation of possible attacks, an official statement said.

'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution' (21:58)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday.

Bids for Madhya Pradesh 26 MWp rooftop solar project by July (21:52)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Bids for 26 MWp (mega watt peak) rooftop solar programme being implemented by Madhya Pradesh are to be submitted in July, the state government said on Tuesday.

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