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Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win 2017 French Open Women's Doubles title

Jun 12, 2017
The United States-Czech pair defeated unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the final to grab the title.

Maharashtra announces blanket loan waiver; farmers call of protest

Jun 12, 2017
A committee will be formed to establish parameters to weed out the non-farming categories to ensure that genuine farmers reap maximum benefits.

England beat Venezuela to win FIFA U-20 World Cup for first time

Jun 12, 2017
The only goal of the match, played at the Suwon World Cup Stadium here, carried the signature of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin 34 minutes in the game.

NITI Aayog launches SATH Program

Jun 12, 2017
SATH aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.

French Open 2017: Jelena Ostapenko beats third seeded Simona Halep

Jun 12, 2017
Latvian Jelena Ostapenko staged a spectacular victory by beating the match favourite, world no. 3 Simona Halep and grabbing her first ever French Open title.

Rafael Nadal wins 10th French Open Men’s Singles title

Jun 12, 2017
Novak Djokovic was the defending champion in the Men's Singles, but he lost in the quarter-finals to Dominic Thiem.

Government launches Tele Law to provide legal aid in rural areas via video conferencing

Jun 12, 2017
Under the scheme, a portal called ‘Tele-Law’ will be launched, which will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network. This will connect the citizens to legal service providers with the help of technology-enabled platforms.

EU imposes new anti-dumping duties on steel products from China

Jun 11, 2017
The European Commission that has a series of standoffs with China over trade has found that Chinese businessmen benefit from various practices that allow them to sell their steel products at very low rates thereby swamping the markets with them.

Fadnavis announces formation of committee to look into farmers demands

Jun 11, 2017
The panel, headed by senior BJP minister Chandrakant Patil, will submit its report to the state government after holding discussions with farmers' leaders.

India's accession to SCO grouping will strengthen security; SCO Summit calls for united fight against terrorism

Jun 10, 2017
After accession to the SCO group, PM Modi displaying his concern over connectivity said the territorial sovereignty and integrity of every nation should be taken care of while promoting connectivity.

India, UNOSSC launch partnership fund to promote Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 10, 2017
India-UN Development Partnership Fund will implement country-level projects that are catalytic towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Jun 10, 2017
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who has been ranked 89th, is the sole Indian sportsperson to feature in the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’.

Veteran Congress leader, P Govardhan Reddy passes away after cardiac arrest

Jun 9, 2017
Senior Congress leader and Member of the Upper House of the Parliament, Palvai Govardhan Reddy passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while travelling in a car to Manali to attend a parliamentary standing committee meeting.

SC partially stays linking of PAN with Aadhaar

Jun 9, 2017
Earlier in March 2017, the Union Government proposed to make the Aadhaar card mandatory to file Income Tax Return (ITR).

Polish poet Adam Zagajewski wins Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Literature

Jun 9, 2017
He was awarded for his resolute stance in defence of freedom and the search for beauty, works of great human depth and fine aesthetic sensibility.

May’s future as British PM uncertain as Conservatives lose majority

Jun 9, 2017
The UK general elections results reveal a hung parliament with the Conservatives losing seats to both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats across the country.

Ex-UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann dies

Jun 9, 2017
In 1961, D'Escoto Brockmann was ordained as a priest of the Maryknoll Missionary Society in New York and adopted the doctrine of liberation theology.  

Eminent social rights activist Mehrunnisa Dalwai no more

Jun 9, 2017
Mehrunnisa Dalwai, eminent social activist, author and wife of the late thinker and Marathi writer Hamid Dalwai passed away at her residence at the age of 87.

Mitchell’s book, Who Has Seen the Wind, returned to library after 52 years with apology note

Jun 9, 2017
The book, “Who Has Seen the Wind,” was returned back to the library after 52 years with a note reading "Returning this book to you after too many years. Sorry, it has taken so long."

Muttiah Muralidaran inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Jun 9, 2017
He was awarded the honour along with Arthur Morris, George Lohmann and Karen Rolton by fellow ICC Cricket Hall of Famers.
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