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Musk reveals his on-Mars coffee plans on Twitter

SAN FRANCISCO: Just as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk prepared for the "most difficult launch" of his rocket company with Falcon Heavy rocket, the space-enthusiast changed his display picture on Twitter from an alcoholic monkey to that of an astronaut sipping hot coffee on Mars.

US cyberattack on rocket launchers failed attempt: Iran

TEHRAN:  The recent US cyberattack against Iranian missile control systems failed to cause any problems for Tehran, a Minister said in a tweet on Monday.

3 BJP workers hurt while setting afire KCR's effigy

HYDERABAD: Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activities, including two women, sustained burns while setting afire an effigy of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao during a protest, here on Monday.

Woman journalist shot, wounded in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A woman journalist was said to be in a stable condition after she was shot and wounded early on Sunday by a group of unidentified men in east Delhi's Vasundhara Enclave, police said.

UP Bar Council chief's killer dies in Gurugram hospital

GURUGRAM: The lawyer who shot himself after killing Uttar Pradesh Bar Council President Darvesh Singh Yadav in Agra court died in a Gurugram hospital on Saturday.

22 killed in fire at Indonesia's gas lighter factory

JAKARTA:  Twenty-two workers were killed and several others injured on Friday in fire at a small gas lighter factory in Binjai city of Indonesia's North Sumatra province, officials said.

HK protesters gather outside parliament after end of ultimatum

HONG KONG: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Hong Kong parliament on Friday, a day after the end of a deadline to the region's leader to completely withdraw a contentious extradition bill, among other demands.

Fire breaks out in Delhi furniture market

NEW DELHI:  A massive fire broke out on Friday at a furniture market near Kalindi Kunj Metro station here, officials said.

Anurag Thakur appeals admirers to greet him with books not flowers

CHANDIGARH: Perhaps flowers are most sought gift to give on every occasion. These are cheaper than jewellery and healthier for environment. In a bid to save flowers prime minister Narendra Modi has coined slogan to give one flower while greeting him.  Anurag Thakur, MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs moved one step ahead when he appealed his well wishers to gift books instead of bouquets. Recently he launched an initiative—Smile, Sansad Mobile Library for education and under the project the books gifted will be made available for children of his Parliamentary constituency through mobile library. 

India cautions against hasty US peace deal with Taliban

UNITED NATIONS: As a new round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban is to start in Qatar, India has cautioned against a hasty deal with the terror group that is dictated by a Washington timeline rather than the best interests of Afghanistan.

26 injured in Japan earthquake

TOKYOA:  least 26 people were injured after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Japan's northwestern region, causing landslides and power outages in some areas, authorities said on Wednesday.

India secure ticket for semi-finals; Russia surprise Chile

HIROSHIMA (JAPAN): The last day of pool matches in the FIH Women’s Series Finals took place under a warm sunny sky in Hiroshima. In Pool A, a draw for Poland against Uruguay (0-0) was enough for them to finish second in their pool, India had a comfortable win over Fiji, thereby moving directly to the semi-finals. In Pool B, Japan beat goals Mexico 6-0, and Russia were the surprise winners over Chile, finishing top of their pool, reports FIH.

32 Filipino crew of targeted tankers in Gulf of Oman 'safe'

DUBAI:  The 32 Filipino crew members of the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on June 13 who are now in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were safe and unharmed, the Philippine envoy said here on Tuesday.

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag

SRINAGAR:  A gunfight started on Tuesday between holed up militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

3 workers killed in Bengaluru sewage water tank collapse

BENGALURU: Three workers were killed when a huge water tank under construction for a sewage treatment plant collapsed in the northern suburb of Bengaluru in Karnataka on Monday, police said.

Japanese man arrested for stabbing, stealing gun of police officer

TOKYO: A man was arrested in Japanese city of Osaka on Monday after allegedly stabbing a police officer, stealing his loaded handgun and remaining on the run for about 24 hours, authorities said.

Ply factory gutted in fire in Phagwara

PHAGWARA: Valuable Goods worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed and reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke in a Ply Factory in Village Mansoorpur near Goraya  in wee hours on Sunday . Fire Tenders summoned from Phagwara made hard efforts of five hours to control the fire. Short Circuit in power lines was said to be the cause of fire.

Two militants killed in Anantnag gunfight

SRINAGAR:  Two militants were killed on Monday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Soldier injured in ceasefire violation in Poonch

JAMMU: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Monday as Pakistan violated ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.

7th round of US-Taliban peace talks next week in Doha

KABUL: The seventh round of peace talks between US negotiators and Taliban members will take place next week in Doha, sources said, adding that this time, the two sides are likely to agree on one or two of the four key issues under debate, the media reported.


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