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Daily Archives: 24th May 2018

Here is how you can Undo Perils of too Much Screen Time

According to a study, you can counter the impact of screen time by being fit and strong.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Blames Opposition, NGOs for Thoothukudi Deaths

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami on Thursday blamed opposition parties, NGOs and anti-social elements for the killing of the 13 people in anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi on May 22.

Mobikwik Launches UPI on Platform, Offers own VPA Handle

Leading digital financial services platform, MobiKwik, on Wednesday announced the launch of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its platform via its own Virtual payment address (VPA) handle @ikwik.

Warner’s Wife Reveals she Suffered Miscarriage Post Ball-tampering Saga

Candice Warner, the wife of tainted former Australian vice-captain David Warner, has revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage in the aftermath of the massive ball-tampering scandal that sent shock waves through the cricket world.

George R.R. Martin Moving Into Animation With The Ice Dragon

The 'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin is all set to step into the world of animation, donning the producer's hat.

Whey Protein, Exercise Benefit Women Great Deal

It is a well-known fact that men benefit a lot from the consumption of protein supplements, the same can be said for the women for the first time.

Quarter-miler Jisna Mathew in Indian Squad for Asian Junior Championships

Quarter-miler Jisna Mathew, triple jumper Kamalraj Kanagraj, shot putter Ashish Bhalothiaand Ashish Jhakharare are some of the top names included in the 51-member Indian contingent for 18th Asian Junior Athletics Championships to be held at Gifu, Japan, which is to be held from June 7 to June 10.

Facebook AI Turns Meaningless Whistling Into Melodious Tune

Facebook has developed an AI that can turn simple whistling into musical masterpieces with the help of neural network training.

BJP, Shiv Sena win 2 Seats Each in MLC Elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena have won two seats each in the biennial elections to the Legislative Council (MLC) in Maharashtra.

Impact India Foundation’s Lifeline Express Treats 12 Lakh Lives Since Inception

Impact India Foundation is best known for the world's first hospital train, the LIFELINE EXPRESS (LLE) which was launched in 1991 and runs on a broad-gauge railway track. The train provides quality health services free of cost to the disabled poor in rural India.

Allahabad’s Name Likely to be Changed to Prayagraj

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj and a decision in this regard could be taken before next year's Kumbh Mela in the holy city.

US, UK, Australian Officials’ Phones Hacked by Pakistan Military

A surveillance operation was allegedly conducted by the Pakistan military which collected data from the UK, US and Australian officials and diplomats.

Protesting Against TN Government, DMK’s Stalin Detained

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin was detained on Thursday after he held an agitation outside Tamil Nadu secretariat over Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, where 13 people have died until now.

Tamil Nadu Government Faces Harsh Criticism and Inquiry Regarding Civilian Killings by Police in...

Calling the attack by Tamil Nadu a 'state-sponsored massacre,' the message said that the Vedanta group was owned by a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the name Anil Agarwal. The message also said that the police specifically targeted the organizers of the protest against Sterlite plant and killed six of them. Of the total 13 state-sponsored murders, one is that of a 17-year-old girl, it said.

Apple to Partner Volkswagen in Employee Transport Technology

Even as people are not too confident of autonomous technology, Apple is reportedly partnering with Volkswagen to use the technology for its employee transport.

Idris Elba to Star as the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Idris Elba is all set to star in the yet-to-be-titled modern retelling of Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.

Cricket Fraternity Bids Adieu to ABD

In a shocking move, South Africa's swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday bid adieu to all forms of international cricket with immediate effect, putting an end to his 14-year-long illustrious career.

Lendingkart Finance Disburses 25,000 Loans to MSMEs Across 1000 Indian Cities

Lendingkart Finance Limited, one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the MSME financing space and part of Lendingkart Group, has expanded its reach to 1000 cities in India.

Raman Singh Announces Road Development Projects During Vikas Yatra Rally

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday made announcements of upcoming road development projects, under the Vikas Yatra, for Dhamtari area.

Smoking is bad for Muscles too

Fitness freaks, take note! Cigarette smoke is directly damaging the muscles in your body, finds a study.

Here are Andhra Government’s Efforts to Tackle Chronic Kidney Disease

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Nara Lokesh, on Wednesday, said his government is taking all necessary steps to tackle the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) problem prevailing in the state.

Michael Jackson Estate Slams TV Network Over Last Day Special

The Michael Jackson Estate criticised television network ABC and its parent company Disney over their upcoming special airing, 'The Last Days of Michael Jackson', and said, it was made without approval.

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri Sector

Pakistani troops on Thursday again resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Trump Pledges to Take Down Violent Street Gang

United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday hosted a roundtable here, on immigration and the MS-13 gang, renewing his pledge to take out the violent street gang.

Andy Karl to Star in Pretty Woman: The Musical

Olivier Award winner and three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl has been announced as the new leading man for the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of 'Pretty Woman'.

CBI Quizzes Chhattisgarh Congress President in sex CD case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) late Tuesday night quizzed Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC) President Bhupesh Baghel in a case relating to an alleged sex CD, featuring state Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Rajesh Munat.

US Disinvites China From its Military Exercises

The headquarters of the United States Department of Defense - The Pentagon on Wednesday disinvited China from participating in a major naval exercise, pointing towards the mounting anger in the country over Beijing's expanded military footprint in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Discusses key Security Issues Ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra chaired a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to review important security-related issues for the Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to commence on June 28.

White House Senior Adviser Questioned in Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators on Wednesday questioned White House senior adviser Jared Kushner about a potential collusion with Russia, his contacts with foreign nationals and potential obstruction issues, which also include the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey.

Kolkata Knight Riders Edge Past Rajasthan Royals to Book Qualifier 2 Berth

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) knocked out Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Eliminator match as they successfully defended their 169-run total on Wednesday to set up a clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the second Qualifier, scheduled for Friday.

Internet Services Blocked in Thoothukudi

Amid the ongoing anti-Sterlite protest, Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Thoothukudi.

Trump can not Block People on Twitter, Says, Judge

A Federal Judge on Wednesday ruled that United States President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on microblogging platform, Twitter, as doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Delhi HC to Continue Hearing Upendra Rai’s Plea Against CBI Today

The Delhi High Court on Thursday will continue to hear the plea of journalist Upendra Rai seeking quashing of the second First Information Report (FIR) lodged against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Netherlands PM to Arrive in India Today

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Netherlands Mark Rutte will arrive in India on Thursday for a two-day official visit.

Subedar Abdul Sattar Attains Martyrdom in the Holy Month of Ramzan

A Subedar in the Indian Army took his last breath on Sunday, attaining martyrdom during the holy month of Ramzan after he had sustained burn injuries to around 50 percent of his body while trying to prevent a weapons cache from getting razed by a fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez.

Palestine Joins World’s Chemical Weapons Watchdog

Palestine, on May 23, submitted its instrument of accession to Chemical Weapons Convention to European Union (EU).

M. K. Stalin Visits Injured Anti-sterlite Protestors

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M. K. Stalin visited a government hospital on Wednesday to meet the people, who were injured during the anti-Sterlite protests.

North Korea Threatens to Back Away From Summit With US

North Korea on Thursday has reportedly threatened to back away from the upcoming summit between its supreme leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump.

Delhi Court to Hear Sunanda Pushkar Death Case Today

A Delhi court will on Thursday hear the case in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar.

Congress Grills Olympic Authorities on Sexual Abuse Issue

United States Congress leaders on Wednesday questioned the leaders of USA Gymnastics and US Olympic Committee for their organisations' role in failing to stop sexual abuse.

18 Dead Bats in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan Causes Nipah Virus Scare

Amidst the news of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, more than 18 dead bats were discovered on Wednesday in the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh's Nahan, triggering a panic among locals.