Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the FIFA World Cup open after a colourful opening ceremony at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday. “The love of football unites the world in one team, independent of language or ideology,” the Russian president stated during his speech, as reported by Sputnik news agency. Putin said he hoped …

New Delhi: The holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of Ramzan will be celebrated on Saturday, the Markazi Hilal Committee declared on Thursday. A communique from the office of Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari said Eid will be celebrated on June 16 on the completion of 30 days of Ramadan as the new moon …

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is one of the most humble stars in the industry. His outlook defines that he has a heart of gold. Anil Kapoor on Thursday said that megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of a kind and replacing him is an impossible dream. Praising Anil, superstar Salman Khan had said in an …

New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s remark that India is among the world’s fastest growing economies was severely criticised by the Congress on Thursday, with party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala saying that growth under Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is at a four-year low. Jaitley and Surjewala exchanged heated arguments on Twitter a day after …

Srinagar: Senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily “Rising Kashmir” Shujat Bhukhari was on Thursday shot dead by militants outside his office here, police said. State police chief S.P.Vaid said that it was around 7.15 p.m., the Iftar time, that Bukhari came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car when …

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) can now conduct main exams for Upper Subordinate Services Examination 2017 as the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed its appeal challenging the Allahabad High Court order directing re-evaluation of the answer-sheets. Preliminary exam for 677 positions were held on September 24, 2017. Advertisement for the same was …