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Cable operators in Nepal ban private Indian news channels, Doordarshan exempted

Foreign channel distributors in Nepal decided to ban privately-owned Indian news outlets after criticism of their coverage of the Nepalese leadership. File photo of Nepal’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @Jaguar_Invest) Nepal’s cable operators on Thursday imposed a ban on all private Indian news channels. This move comes in the wake […]


New Jersey suspends betting on Ukrainian table tennis after match-fixing alert

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on Thursday instructed the state’s sportsbooks to suspend betting on all table tennis events in Ukraine or any matches involving six players, after being warned of potential match-fixing. The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association alerted New Jersey regulators on July 7 of match-fixing concerns regarding Ukrainian table tennis, […]

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House to interview fired New York prosecutor probing Donald Trump allies

Geoffrey S Berman, former US attorney for the Southern District of New York (AP) WASHINGTON: The ousted US attorney who was leading investigations into President Donald Trump‘s allies is set to appear before the house judiciary committee for a private interview as the panel deepens its probe of politicization at the justice department. Geoffrey Berman, […]


Rs 1 lakh fine for e-tailers if they don’t reveal ‘country of origin’

Representative image NEW DELHI: E-commerce firms, manufacturers and marketing agencies of imported packaged items face fines of up to Rs 1 lakh and one year jail, if they don’t display the “country of origin” of such products. In its bid to rein in such violators and those falling foul of other provisions of the Consumer […]


Man United prove they are good again but will the Glazers invest to help them return to glory

BIRMINGHAM, England — There is something beginning to stir at Manchester United. After seven years of decline and drift since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager in 2013, Thursday’s 3-0 victory at Aston Villa was just the latest example of the upward trajectory of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Back in January, Solskjaer was fighting for […]


Batwoman: Javicia Leslie Becomes the First Black Actress to Play Lesbian Superhero

Javicia Leslie is your next Batwoman. Less than two months after Ruby Rose left the DC Comics role reportedly due to being burnt out, the makers have found a new actress to replace her. Leslie is best known for playing Ali Finer, a main character on the as-yet two seasons of the CBS comedy-drama God […]

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Donald Trump Still Sees Hydroxychloroquine As Promising Against COVID-19: White House

President Donald Trump continues to see a hydroxychloroquine as a promising drug. Washington, United States: President Donald Trump continues to see a malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a promising drug to be used to prevent infection with the coronavirus, the White House said on Thursday, though the US Food and Drug Administration has said its efficacy […]


Airtel Expands Rs. 99, Rs. 129, Rs. 199 Prepaid Recharge Plans to More Circles: Report

Airtel’s Rs. 99, Rs. 129, and Rs. 199 prepaid plans have reportedly been expanded to a few more telecom circles across India. The plans were initially available in select circles but have now been expected to telecom circles like Bihar and Jharkhand, and Odisha. For instance, the Rs. 99 Airtel prepaid plan availability has been […]


Big Ten goes conference only — What it means, what’s next and what about Notre Dame?

6:30 PM ET Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia The Big Ten athletic directors and presidents on Thursday decided to move […]


Truecaller Says Disappointed by Indian Army’s Reported Ban, Emphasises Local Storage of User Data

Truecaller on Thursday responded to the reported ban by the Indian Army and expressed its disappointment for the decision on banning the caller ID app amongst the list of 89 apps for the Army personnel. The Stockholm, Sweden-based company said that it stores the data of all its over 17 crore users locally in the […]