- Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme July 18, 2018Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme.
- Nicaragua: From revolution to crisis in pictures July 18, 2018Photos taken during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and during recent unrest highlight some similarities. BBC Mundo's Arturo Wallace in the capital Managua explains what we can learn from them.
- Antarctic seabed gets protection after reporter's submarine trip July 18, 2018Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.
- Life before Google: What was it like? July 18, 2018This is how people did their jobs before having all the answers at the tips of their fingers.
- Pakistan election: BBC interview with Dawn newspaper boss stirs controversy July 18, 2018Dawn media group boss alleges "deep state" interference in politics a week before national elections.
- Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepen trade ties July 18, 2018Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.
- Turkey ends state of emergency after two years July 18, 2018The measures, in place since a failed coup in 2016, saw tens of thousands arrested or fired from jobs.
- Austrian ambassador downplays fears of kosher-halal meat register July 18, 2018A regional right-wing politician said he wanted to curb the slaughter of animals without stunning.
- White House insists Trump believes Russia still a threat July 18, 2018The White House says it believes Russia is still targeting the US amid confusion over Mr Trump's remarks.
- How do US elections stack up to others around the world? July 18, 2018Around the world, most campaigns last a few weeks. In the US, it's a different story - here's why.
- From October 2, govt to free many jailed for non-heinous crimes July 18, 2018The government has decided to release a large number of convicts serving time for non-heinous crimes in three phases, with senior citizens, women, transgenders, physically challenged and terminally ill inmates who have completed at least half their terms being eligible. The first batch will be freed on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti.
- Government seeks to crack down on ponzi schemes July 18, 2018The government on Wednesday moved a bill to crack down on unregulated deposits by barring unregistered entities and individuals from accepting funds and proposed a jail term of up to 10 years for soliciting and accepting such deposits.
- SC orders resumption of sealing drive, violators to get 48-hour notice July 18, 2018
- Modi govt to face its first no-trust vote on Friday, expects easy win July 18, 2018The change in the govt's stand took the opposition by surprise. The govt's decision stemmed from its confidence about its numbers and was based on the assessment that another washed-out session would allow the opposition to argue that BJP was spooked by fears of defections.
- Elite special forces of Army, IAF, Navy get major weapons upgrade July 18, 2018Defence ministry sources have said several contracts worth "hundreds of crores" have been inked in recent months to equip the elite special forces of Army, IAF and Navy with more highly-specialised weaponry and equipment from countries like Finland, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Israel and Germany.
- Sri Lanka to go ahead with Mattala airport deal with India despite opposition protests July 18, 2018
- 'India, ASEAN cooperation will be key facilitator for growth of Indo-Pacific region' July 18, 2018Asserting that oceans hold the key to the fortunes of the fast-evolving global order, India on Wednesday said its cooperation with ASEAN in the maritime domain will be a "key facilitator" for the growth and development of the Indo-Pacific region.
- Lawyer who represented Kathua rape made J&K additional advocate general July 18, 2018In a series of tweets, former J&K chief minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti came down heavily against the appointment and called it a “shocking violation” of the spirit of justice and sought the intervention of Governor NN Vohra in the matter.
- Stop transmission of banned satellite channels: J&K Govt to cable operators July 18, 2018
- Railway targets to lay 4,100 km of tracks in 2018-19 July 18, 2018Railways have set a target of laying 4,100 km of tracks in 2018-19, which includes 1,000 km of new lines, the minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. This also includes 1,000 km of gauge conversion and 2,100 km of doubling of lines, he said.
- ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab’ emphasizes on recitation for pure Punjabi pronunciation July 18, 2018To instill correct and accurate pronunciation techniques of the mother-tongue Punjabi in students of government schools, the School Education Department, Punjab has initiated a special project under ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab.
- No move or intention on part of PADB to sell land of farmers for recovering dues: H.S. Sidhu, MD, PADB July 18, 2018“With reference to the news item appearing in a section of the media today titled "Punjab agri bank to sell land of 12k defaulter farmers in 6 dists", it is clarified that there is no such move or intention on the part of the bank to sell the land of the farmers to recover its dues as quoted […]
- Invest Punjab holds meeting with 'FICCI' to attract investment July 18, 2018In order to attract more investment in higher education sector, the Invest Punjab today held a roundtable meeting with the North India Higher Education Task Force of the FICCI.
- Dairy department creates awareness among the people about milk and other products July 18, 2018Determined to create awareness among the people about safe food under Mission Tandrust Punjab, the Punjab Dairy Development Department is leaving no stone unturned to effective implementation of the brainchild of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
- Follow hygienic practices to keep away from water-borne diseases: Public health experts July 18, 2018Safe drinking-water is vital for good health. Water used for drinking, teeth cleaning, hand washing, bathing, showering, food preparation and cooking needs to be free from chemicals and harmful germs, which may lead to water borne diseases. The information was shared by Dr. R.S.Aulakh, Director, School of Public Health & Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, […]
- कैप्टन ने कृषि बैंक के तानाशाही फैसले को वापिस न लिया तो घेराव करेगी'आप'- डा. बलबीर सिंह July 18, 2018आम आदमी पार्टी (आप) पंजाब ने पंजाब सरकार के अपने पंजाब कृषि विकास बैंक (पी.ए.डी.पी) की तरफ से सूबे के ऋणी किसानों की जमीन बेच कर कजऱ् वसूले जाने वाले तुगलकी फैसले का सख्त विरोध करते हुए, इस फैसले को हफ्ते के अंदर -अंदर वापस लेने का अल्टीमेटम दिया है।
- Mercedes-Benz launches the ‘Service on Wheels’ initiative in the luxury car segment July 18, 2018India’s largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz today announced the launch of yet another innovative customer service offering for its customers called ‘Service on Wheels’.
- SAD asks Rajnath to favorably dispose of mercy petition of Rajoana. July 18, 2018The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today urged union home minister Rajnath Singh to favorably dispose of the mercy petition of former chief minister Beant Singh assassination death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana keeping in view Sikh sentiments as well as need to maintain the hard won peace of Punjab.
- SAD to meet Governor to seek revocation of notification making it mandatory for Sikh women to wear helmet. July 18, 2018A Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) delegation led by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal will meet Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore soon and urge him to revoke the notification making it mandatory for Sikh women to wear helmets in the union territory.
- Monthly honorarium of Anganwadi workers up by Rs. 1000 & helpers by Rs. 500: Aruna Chaudhary July 18, 2018“In a big bonanza to the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers, the Punjab Government under the leadership and directions of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to increase the monthly honorarium of anganwadi workers and the helpers by Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 respectively. It has also been decided to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1 […]
- Chart of the day: Women are catching up in the workplace — but not in pay July 18, 2018Women are joining the workforce in increasing numbers and men are dropping out. The one thing that hasn't changed is the wage gap.Stephen Letts
- 'We play like fierce women': Cambage hits out at WNBA's 'ladylike' suppression of emotion July 18, 2018Liz Cambage blasts the WNBA for its treatment of female players while defending Thon Maker for his role in the Boomers-Philippines melee.
- Canberra Hospital shooting accused charged with attempted murder July 18, 2018A 26-year-old man who allegedly took a police officer's gun and fired it at Canberra Hospital is charged with two counts of attempted murder.