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Facebook fight led to teenager's death: Police

New York, July 9 (IANS) A fight between two men that started on Facebook Messenger has allegedly led to the unfortunate death of a 14-year-old girl in the US, the media reported. Mackenna Kronenberger was inside the bedroom of her home in Dayton, Ohio, when she was killed on Wednesday, Sky News reported on Sunday citing a court document. The ... Read More »

'VIP' franchise will continue: Dhanush

Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of upcoming Tamil action-comedy “VIP 2”, directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, says the franchise will continue with two more parts already planned. “VIP 2”, a sequel to 2014 Tamil blockbuster “VIP”, is slated for release on July 28. “It took me three years to write the sequel to ‘VIP’, and the ... Read More »

Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The city witnessed a pleasant Sunday morning with a minimum temperature of 29.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, the weather office said. “The sky is expected to be generally cloudy during the day,” an official from the India Meteorological Department said. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36.6 degrees Celsius, ... Read More »

Amarnath Yatra resumes after day-long suspension

Jammu, July 9 (IANS) The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Sunday after a day-long suspension with a fresh batch of 4,411 pilgrims who left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley. “A fresh batch of 4,411 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 140 vehicles for the valley at 4.05 a.m.,” officials said here. “Due to security reasons, ... Read More »

Modi returns from two-nation visit

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday morning after concluding his two-nation visit. He left Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m., following the completion of the two-day G20 summit. At the summit, Modi presented a 10-point agenda on fighting terrorism which was endorsed by the G20 leaders. The first leg of the ... Read More »

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache: Neymar

Rio de Janeiro, July 9 (IANS) Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year. Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth title in ... Read More »

Former Italian PM Renzi faces heat over migrants cap

Rome, July 9 (IANS) Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under fire from Leftist Opposition parties after he suggested Italy cap the number of asylum seekers it takes in, the media reported. Critics charged Renzi — who is the leader of the ruling centre-left Democratic Party and its candidate for the premier’s post — is courting rightwing voters ahead ... Read More »

Khaltmaa Battulga set to become Mongolia's new President

Ulan Bator, July 9 (IANS) Khaltmaa Battulga of the opposition Democratic Party, a businessman and former judoka, is poised to win the Mongolian presidential election with more than 50 per cent votes, according to the preliminary results. Miyegombyn Enkhbold, candidate of the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP), acknowledged defeat in the second round of the country’s presidential election on Friday, ... Read More »

Supporting Africa's development conducive to balanced growth: Xi

Hamburg, July 9 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping said supporting Africa’s development is conducive to promoting balanced and inclusive world economic growth. He made the remarks on Saturday while attending the Group of 20 (G20) summit in the German port city of Hamburg, Xinhua news agency reported. China is a sincere partner of Africa and adheres to the principles of ... Read More »

Relations with US will improve, says Putin after meeting Trump

Hamburg, July 9 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting his US counterpart Donald Trump, he believes an improvement in relations with Washington is in the works. Putin also said again that Moscow never interfered in US presidential election in November 2016. “It seems to me that if we build our relations the same way our conversation went, there’s ... Read More »

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