Zoo is a pleasing place to visit, but as precaution it is always said that one should not go too close to the animal's fences.
The UP government has decided to place free condom boxes at strategic locations in cities and villages, a kit for newly wed couples with packs of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills and a pregnancy testing kit. It will also organise saas-bahu sammelans to create awareness about the family planning.
The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday ordered authorities to take one of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the recent Assembly elections in the state in judicial custody.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swachh Bharat initiative have been hailed by many, and now billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has applauded the PM. The philanthropist and author praised Modi and his scheme in his blog post on his website www.gatesnotes.com on April 25. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have worked for better sanitation in developing countries.
New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Mocking KRK aka Kamaal Rashid Khan for his commentary at the latest IPL match between Kings Xi Punjab and Gujarat lions, controversy queen Rakhi Sawant claimed that she can do 10 times better and can teach him as well. KRK interacted and answered the questions asked by the cricket fans, giving details about his upcoming movie, and the secret behind his most famous "2 Rs. people" dialect.
(Reuters) - Huddersfield Town guaranteed their place in the Championship's four-team playoffs with a 1-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday. Izzy Brown, on loan from Chelsea, proved the Terriers' match-winner with his low drive just after the half-hour mark. The second tier Championship's top two, Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, have already booked their automatic places in English football's top-flight.
London, April 26 (IANS) Veteran musician Ray Davies will be voting for the first time at the forthcoming general election here on June 8. The Kinks legend says he has always dodged voting for the British Prime Minster because he's always been on the road touring, but he now feels with Brexit it is a "very important" time to make a difference as he feels leaving the European Union is going to "turn the world upside down", reports femalefirst.co.uk. Meanwhile, the "You really got me" hitmaker shared there is a Kinks biopic in the works.
In the last hearing, the chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Telangana, Jharkhand and Karnataka were asked to be present in person due to their failure to implement the FSA despite repeated reminders from the Supreme Court.
Angers reached their first French Cup final in 60 years when Thomas Mangani and Karl Toko Ekambi earned them a 2-0 home win against En Avant Guingamp on Tuesday. Mangani scored before the break and Toko Ekambi wrapped it up in stoppage time after Guingamp's Jimmy Briand missed a last-gasp penalty. Angers will play either Paris St Germain or Monaco, who face each other at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Congress CMs, MPs, MLAs and other senior leaders from northeast met vice president Rahul Gandhi at party's war room in Delhi to chart out the strategy to counter BJP's surge.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Hailing the arrest of ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police in a bribery case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the development is a major step towards cleansing the politics in Tamil Nadu and making it corrupt-free. BJP state chief Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Dinakaran has been arrested based on evidences against him, adding that there should be a full stop to such corrupt activities, particularly in the electoral process.
Eintracht Frankfurt won 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out at Borussia Moenchengladbach after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final for the first time in 11 years and set up a showdown with either holders Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund. Taleb Tawatha put the visitors ahead after a dominant quarter of an hour with Gladbach, who were missing eight players through injury, looking without a game plan for the entire first half. Ibrahima Traore found some space in first half stoppage time to cross and Jonas Hofmann stabbed in at the far post to equalise.
By Clare Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Buoyant Chelsea extended their Premier League lead and calmed nerves at Stamford Bridge with a 4-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday that moved them seven points clear of their nearest pursuers Tottenham Hotspur. Goals from Eden Hazard, captain Gary Cahill and two from a buzzing Diego Costa ensured Chelsea stayed on course for the double after they beat Tottenham by the same score in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Orlando City midfielder Kaka is the highest-paid Major League Soccer player for a third consecutive year with over $7 million in annual earnings, according to figures released by the MLS Players Union on Tuesday. The former Brazil midfielder, who has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first game of Orlando's season in early March, will earn $7.2 million in total compensation in 2017. Italian forward and former Landon Donovan MVP Award winner Sebastian Giovinco was second on the list with $7.1 million in total compensation followed by U.S. ...
By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is a doubt for their Champions League semi-final tie against local rivals Real Madrid after the club confirmed he had sprained his collarbone in Tuesday's 1-0 La Liga defeat to Villarreal. The Belgium international had to be replaced by Fernando Torres in the 72nd minute after clashing with Villarreal defender Antonio Rukavina, 16 minutes after he had come on as a replacement for Nico Gaitan.
Brussels, April 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) reportedly intended to exclude the financial services sector from a trade deal with Britain after Brexit, media reports said. According to Brussels-based online newspaper EUobserver on Tuesday, the bloc's new draft negotiating guidelines spelled out that any free trade deal that would allow the London continued access to EU markets would require that Britain continued to respect the EU's regulatory and supervisory standards. An earlier version of the guidelines only said that future trade agreement should "not endanger financial stability in the Union and encompass safeguards against unfair competitive advantages", Xinhua news agency reported.
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 (ANI): In honor of the one-year anniversary of her iconic "Lemonade" album, pop star Beyonce has announced four college scholarships. "Lemonade" won a Peabody Award last week, and Beyonce bagged two Grammys for phenomenal work in February. Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are the four schools participating.
New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the plea challenging the government's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory. Earlier on Friday, the apex court had expressed its displeasure over the Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court they have found that a number of Pan cards are being used to divert funds to shell companies, adding making the Aadhaar card mandatory is the only option to prevent it.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 26 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Prajapati who was arrested in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl, will walk out of district jail in Lucknow today. Prajapati was yesterday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with case. Two associates of Prajapati were also given bail.
Tokyo, April 26 (IANS) Japan and the US began a specific seaborne joint military exercise within the ongoing joint naval exercises that began on Sunday amid heightened tensions with North Korea, media reports said.
By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian goalkeeper who served part of a 22-year sentence for murder before returning to first-class football in April has been ordered back to prison, the country's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The Court ruled by three votes to one to overturn a February appeal ruling that had allowed Bruno Fernandes to leave jail.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Despite being granted bail after nine long years, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blast case did not express satisfaction but asserted that injustice has been done with her. Pragya told ANI that she should have been acquitted after getting cleanchit, but instead has only been granted bail. Sadhvi Pragya further said that he has undergone a lot of pain in the last nine years and is still unwell.
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 (ANI): With the intent of combating 'fake news' in the industry, the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales has announced the launch of a news platform that will bring journalists together with a legion of fact checkers- the "Wikitribune." "We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events," the publication's website states. Announcing that it will be transparent about its sources, Wikitribune will post the full transcripts of interviews, as well as video and audio, "to the maximum extent possible." The language used will be "factual and neutral." "It takes professional, standards-based journalism, and incorporates the radical idea from the world of wiki that a community of volunteers can and will reliably protect the integrity of information," said Wales.
By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - The central role that Diego Costa played in Chelsea's 4-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday suggests the Premier League leaders are going into the season's climax firing on all cylinders again. Costa broke a run of five league games without a goal as he scored twice in the second half against the Saints, racking up his 50th and 51st Premier League strikes for the Londoners. The combative Spain striker also created the opener when he cleverly dragged a pass back into the path of Eden Hazard to put Chelsea 1-0 up in the fifth minute.
New York [U.S.], Apr. 26 (ANI): On the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's National Days of Remembrance, President Donald Trump strongly condemned anti-Semitism and swore that he will always stand with the Jewish people and with 'great partner and friend' Israel. "I am deeply moved to stand beside people who survived history's darkest hour. Your cherished presence transforms this place into a sacred gathering," Trump said.