Akshay Kumar's patriotism continues with 'Gold'- story of free India's first Olympic medal

New Delhi [India], Oct. 22 : Continuing his patriotic fervour post ' Airlift' and ' Rustom,' Akshay Kumar recently announced his upcoming venture 'Gold,' that depicts the story of India's first Olympic medal as a free nation.

The actor took to his Twitter handle to share the first look of the movie and wrote alongside, "Set in 1948, the historic story of India's first Olympic medal as a free nation, #GOLD coming to you on 15th August, 2018!"

Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment, 'Gold' will be Reema Kagti's third directorial venture, after 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.' and 'Talaash,' which will hit the screens on the 2018 Independence Day.

They too took to their respective Twitter handle to share the excitement.

China urges Japan to stop inciting regional conflict

Beijing [China], Oct. 22 : China has urged Japan to stop inciting regional conflict over the South China Sea dispute and play a constructive role in regional peace and stability.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying on Friday said at a press briefing, "We urge the Japanese side to immediately stop driving a wedge among regional countries and play a constructive role to regional peace and stability."

She made the remarks upon being asked about a Kyodo News report, saying the Japanese Government is increasingly worried and plans to urge the Philippines to respect the South China Sea arbitration ruling as Chinese and Philippine leaders agreed to set aside relevant disputes in the South China Sea.

JK: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire in RS Pura sector

Jammu [India], Oct. 22 : Pakistan rangers continued to violated ceasefire along the International Border in the RS Pura sector of Jammu district by resorting to small arms fire late last night.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said that people have been advised to stay indoors and the situation is being monitored by the authorities.

A BSF officer said that jawans are giving befitting reply to Pakistan Rangers.

The latest ceasefire violations comes hours after the BSF killed seven Pakistan Rangers and one terrorist in the retaliatory fire in the Kathua sector along international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BSF said that Pakistan Rangers resorted to sniper attacks at Indian posts at Hira Nagar in Kathua at around 9:35 a.m. yesterday.

Pak spy arrested in Samba for passing information on security forces to Pakistan

Jammu [India], Oct. 22 : In a major breakthrough regarding national security, a Pakistani spy has been arrested in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as he was making attempts to escape.

The spy named Bodh Raj was held along with two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of forces was also seized from him.

The Samba District Police has said that based on the information received from Military Intelligence with regard to the involvement of Bodh Raj for his espionage activities and passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan, a special operation was conducted to nab him in the border area of Ramgarh.

Pakistan violating ceasefire to uplift army's moral post surgical strike: Expert

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Oct. 22 : Defence expert P K Sinho on Saturday said Pakistan will continue violating the ceasefire agreement of November 2003 to uplift the morale of their army and terrorists who have been dealt a severe blow through last month's surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian Army.

"Pakistan will continue such kind of activities in future also. The reason is that their army, their intelligence services are feeling very demoralised after the surgical strike. These kinds of actions they probably feel will raise the morale and will also give a message that they are active on the border and have not surrendered and are targeting India," Sinho told ANI.

PM Modi to felicitate Divyangjans at Vadodara Samajik Adhikarita Camp

New Delhi [India], Oct. 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will be present at the Samajik Adhikarita camps in Vadodara, Gujarat, where aids and assistive devices will be distributed under the ADIP Scheme to Divyangjans.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities [Divyangjan], Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is organising the event.

Pakistan: Nisar orders probe into manhandling of female journalist, soldier booked

Karachi/Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct. 22 : Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered an inquiry into the manhandling of a female journalist by a Frontier Corps (FC) trooper in Karachi after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

The paramilitary soldier slapped the female reporter of a private news channel at a National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office in Karachi on Thursday while she was covering the problems and hassles people face at the facility, reports the Express Tribune.

Taking notice of the incident on Friday, Nisar ordered an investigation into the trooper's behaviour.

"Misbehaviour with media representatives cannot be tolerated," said a statement issued by the interior ministry quoted the minister as saying.

Find final solution to repeated violations of our space, says Congress

New Delhi [India], Oct. 22 : An aggressive Congress Party on Saturday said it is the incumbent NDA government's duty and responsibility to find a final solution to the repeated violations of Indian territory by Pakistan's armed forces.

Lauding the Border Security Force (BSF) for eliminating seven Pakistani Rangers in the Hiranagar area of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said, "The BSF has done a good job and it has done what is required of it and what it believes is its duty. But the fact will still remain that repeated violations of our space and repeated attacks from across the border are very regrettable, and the government will have to ensure that we find some final solution to this. What that will be, we will have to wait for the government."

'Black Day' being observed in PoK to mark Kashmir's invasion by Pakistan in 1947

Muzaffarabad/Brussels, Oct. 22 : People in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are observing October 22 as a "Black Day", as it was on this day, in 1947, that the Pakistani Army disguised as tribal invaders attacked the princely undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Kashmiris across POK are observing the day by demanding the immediate withdrawal of Pakistani forces from their territory.

In 1947, just months after partition, Pakistani forces, masquerading as tribals, attacked the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and indulged in plunder and the killing of innocents on an unprecedented level.

Will accept Rosberg title win 'like a man', says Hamilton

London [England], Oct. 21 : Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he would "take it like a man" if he loses the title to his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton is 33 points behind the German with only 100 still available in the remaining four races, starting with the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday.

"I will try and take it like a man. You can't win them all. Look at all the world champions in the past that have won championships and lost championships," the Guardian quoted Hamilton as saying.

Debate on triple talaq will help find a solution: Naqvi

New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday hailed the constructive debate on the triple talaq issue and said such discussions lead to concrete solutions.

Naqvi urged all to participate in the debate, asserting that through the medium of healthy discussion, all perspectives get heard.

"I am happy about the fact that a very healthy and constructive and academic debate is happening on the triple talaq matter. Such debate is a very good way to find a solution as all prospective are put forward and are heard," he said.

"I would like to urge all those who are not ready to participate to come forward and share their views," he added.

ISIS launches coordinated attack on Kirkuk

New York [USA], Oct. 21 : ISIS militants have reportedly carried out coordinated attacks on several security buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

According to the security officials, dozens of militants targeted four police stations and Kurdish security offices, spreading themselves out through several residential neighborhoods, reports CNN.

The officials said that clashes were underway in the southern part of the city as of Friday morning.

Though the exact figures are unknown but a number of people were killed and wounded in the clashes.

Images broadcast on local television showed what appeared to be dead or injured fighters on the street.

The attack comes as Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle ISIS militants in Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul.

Broken finger casts doubt over Hastings's availability for ODI series against Kiwis

Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 21 : Fast bowler John Hastings is not expected to be available for Australia's three-match ODI series against New Zealand in December after suffering from an injury.

Hastings, who suffered from a broken finger during a fielding drill, was today ruled out of Victoria's one-day cup elimination final against NSW and next week's opening round of the Sheffield Shield season.

Hastings, who has played 22 ODIs including Australia's recent tour of South Africa, would be out of action for at least four to six weeks.

"John suffered an injury to his left-index finger during catching practice at training yesterday," news.com.au quoted Bushrangers' sports medicine manager Nick Adcock as saying.

Here's how new-age apps are redefining fitness norms

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : Everybody is talking about getting fit. People are realising the need to step out, get moving and make a conscious effort at getting fit. More and more people are searching the keywords "gyms" and "fitness studios" on Google every day, trying to find convenient and economical ways get the ball rolling.

Fitness is top of mind now but, in India, fitness is inaccessible. Outdoors is a very restrictive option with no running tracks, no cycling tracks, pollution, poor air quality, weather and others.

Jugnoo now announces grocery launch!

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : Looks like fresh fruits and vegetables are now just a click away, courtesy Jugnoo.

Inducing nuances of versatility to the integrated app, Jugnoo announces the launch of its latest service 'Grocery'.

This launch is following the success of its recent launch 'Fresh', delivering fresh fruits and vegetables. Maintaining its stance of optimum utilization of resources, the grocery orders too will be delivered by auto-rickshaw drivers during their free time.

In order to cater to the growing customer demand in the app, Jugnoo has tied up with the local branches of biggest and best wholesalers in the city and currently has 3500 SKUs for its Grocery service.

BCCI agrees to use DRS during India vs England Test series

New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed the use the Decision Review System on a trial basis in the forthcoming Test series between India and England starting from the 9th of November, so as to evaluate the improvements made to the system, over a period of time

In the meeting with the International Cricket Council and the Hawkeye officials, the improvements made to the system were further evaluated by the BCCI team, who were satisfied that most of the concerns and suggestions that were expressed by BCCI over a period of time, were addressed to a significant extent.

The significant changes, which have been effected, include:

'Social experiment' video showing black community against Trump found fake

New York [USA], Oct. 21 : A recent viral YouTube video of a social experiment showing the "black community is very violent towards Donald Trump and his supporters" has been found to be fake.

The video of a group of black men destroying a Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump supporter's car went viral after being picked up by conservative media.

The video was staged by YouTube "star" Joey Salads, a 22-year-old whose real name is Joseph Saladino, widely known on YouTube for his "prank" videos, which regularly rack up millions of views.

In the video, he explains how his "social experiment" will show how black people behave violently toward Donald Trump.

Centre to launch sixth tranche of SGB scheme on Oct. 24

New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : The government will launch the sixth tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) scheme on October 24, in which people can buy securities worth up to 500 grams.

The Union Finance Ministry in a statement said that the government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank, has decided to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 - Series III and applications for the bonds will be accepted from October 24 to November 2.

It said, the gold bond will be issued on November 17.

The bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices and recognized stock exchanges.

'Didn't imagine myself as top scorer', says Suarez post winning second Golden Shoe

Johannesburg [South Africa] Oct. 21 : Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez yesterday received a second European Golden Shoe of his career after becoming the leading scorer in Europe's top domestic leagues last season and admitted he never imagined being the most prolific member of such a star-studded attack.

"I didn't imagine myself as the top scorer, I only thought about being a champion, winning the Champions League, which I have done," Suarez was quoted as saying by Sport24 at a prize-giving ceremony in Barcelona.

"I have team-mates who make it easy but I am not going to take credit from myself because it needs to be done and you need to be in the right place," he added.

Dress code row: Now "no jeans, noisy ornaments" for girls at Kerala Medical College

Trivandrum [India], Oct. 21 : The Government Medical College here has come under flak for issuing a dress code for girls prohibiting them from wearing jeans, leggings or 'noisy ornaments'.

In a circular issued on Thursday, the Vice Principal of the College has stated a set of rules in regards to the MBBS course to ensure regular attendance and the final internal marks.

However, right at the bottom of the circular there appears to be a Do's and Don't for both 'gents' and 'ladies' which ensures the students appear to be formally dressed.

The boys have been ordered to maintain a 'neat and clean dress and appearance with formal dress and shoes', which appears to be reasonable enough.

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