Top 10 headlines this noon | 02 August 2019

Up to PM Modi to accept mediation offer on Kashmir : Trump Up to PM Modi to accept mediation offer on Kashmir: Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “it is up to Prime Minister Modi” to accept his offer to intervene in the Kashmir issue — without referring to his earlier claim that Modi had requested him to “mediate” in the matter — something India has outright denied.

Dollar weakens against major rivals amid downbeat data

The US dollar weakened against its major rivals in late trading on Thursday as market participants sifted through a slew of downbeat economic data.

Steve Smith 2nd fastest batsman to score 24 Test tons

Australian batter Steve Smith has become the second fastest batsman to score 24 hundreds in Test cricket.

Facebook makes photo, video matching tech available for all

Social media platform Facebook has open-sourced its photo and video matching technologies for people to identify harmful content such as child exploitation, terrorist propaganda or graphic violence.

High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

Researchers have found that people who intake high levels of Vitamin A were 17% less at risk of getting a skin cancer as compared to those who ate modest amounts of foods and supplements rich in Vitamin A.

Vijay Varma calls Mira Nair ‘mother of filmmakers’

Gully Boy” fame actor Vijay Varma, who will be seen in Mira Nair’s series “A Suitable Boy”, seems to be in awe of the director, whom he calls the “mother of filmmakers”.

Magistrate can order accused to give voice sample without his consent: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a Judicial Magistrate has the power to direct an accused to give his/her voice sample for the purpose of investigation.

Azam Khan booked by ED in money-laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has booked Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Mohammed Azam Khan and others in a money-laundering case in connection with a number of alleged land grab cases registered against him in Uttar Pradesh.

Mathura registers case under new Triple Talaq law

Under the newly enacted law that prohibits instant pronouncement of “triple talaq”, a case has been registered in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura, where a man allegedly divorced his wife in the middle of a road for refusing to arrange a dowry amount of Rs 1 lakh, media reports.

RBI’s higher interest rate a major reason for slowdown: Swadeshi Jagran Manch a RSS’ wing

Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has hit out at the Reserve Bank of India for not lowering rate of interest even when the inflation is down to 2 per cent, holding it responsible for the current slowdown in the economy.

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