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Karnataka: Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri elected as Assembly Speaker

Bengaluru: BJP leader Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, a six-term Karnataka legislator and former state education minister, was today elected as Speaker of the state assembly, replacing...

“Food does not have a religion, it is a religion,” Zomato responds

New Delhi: Food delivery company Zomato on Wednesday refused to resolve a customer’s complaint about being assigned a Muslim delivery executive for his food order...

Bollywood celebrities are in a ‘drugged state’ says MLA Manjinder Sirsa

Mumbai: Actors Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Shahid Kapoor, filmmaker Ayan Mukerji, among others, recently attended a party at Karan...

NASA’s TESS has found three exoplanets

Bengaluru: NASA’s latest planet-hunting telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has discovered three new exoplanets orbiting the star TOI-270, just 73 light-years from the...

Bangaluru is the most student-friendly city in India

Bengaluru: Bengaluru has been rated as the best city in India for students by the QS Student City ranking 2018, in which London topped the...

BCCI suspended Prithvi Shawfor violating anti-doping norms

New Delhi:Prithvi Shaw, a promising India opening batsman, has been suspended till November 15 for inadvertently violating the Board of Control for Cricket in...

The body of V G Siddhartha found in Netravati river

Mangaluru:The body of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha, who went missing, was found on Wednesday in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada...

Unnao rape survivor sent a letter to CJI two weeks before the accident

New Delhi:Over 15 days before a road accident in Rae Bareli critically injured the Unnao rape survivor and killed two of her relatives, she...

“Everything is fine, everything is normal in Kashmir,” said Satya Pal Malik

Srinagar: With the deployment of additional forces fueling fears that it could be part of a plan to abrogate Article 35A, J&K Governor Satya Pal...

Rajiv Kumar will be the new finance secretary

New Delhi:Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance, was on Tuesday designated as Finance Secretary by virtue of his seniority, reported...

Tiger population increased in Kerala says Tiger census 2019

Wayanad:The Western Ghat landscape of Kerala has 190 tigers, up from 46 in 2006. This has been revealed in the tiger census conducted last...

No More Tipu Jayanti Celebrations, Karnataka government ordered

Bengaluru:Soon after assuming charge, the B.S. Yediyurappa-led BJP government on Tuesday cancelled the birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan, which had become an annual...

National Medical Commission Bill; IMA calls for nationwide protest

New Delhi:Terming the clearance of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2019 by Lok Sabha as "anti-people, anti-poor, anti-students, anti-democratic and draconian in nature"...

‘city killer’ came very close to Earth!

USA:Asteroid 2019 OK, which has been dubbed as ‘city killer’ came very close to Earth last week, flying at a speed of nearly 15...

‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ poster plgiarised, said Flora Borsi

Budapest:A Hungarian visual artist named Flora Borsi has accused the makers of Rajkummar Rao-Kangana Ranaut starrer Judgementall Hai Kya of plagiarism. Borsi said that...

Nikhil Advani’s Batla House will be released on August 15

New Delhi:Nikhil Advani’s latest film, Batla House, is an action thriller starring John Abraham as a cop. The actual Batla House encounter had taken...

National Minority Commission can not declare any community as minorities

New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) does not have the authority to declare any community as a minority, the commission has said in...

“We are awaiting the ICC World Test Championship with great enthusiasm” says Virat Kohli

New Delhi:India captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), that gets underway on August 1, will add context to...

Triple Talaq Bill will be in Rajya Sabha today

New Delhi:The government has listed the contentious Triple Talaq Bill, which aims to curb the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce, for consideration and...

Google Doodle celebrate the 133rd birthday of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi

Chennai:Today's Google Doodle celebrates Indian educator, lawmaker, surgeon, and reformer Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi. Constantly breaking down barriers throughout her life, Dr Reddi devoted herself...

Pakistan has opened 1000 yera old Hindu temple

Sialkot:"Pakistan has opened a 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for 'worship' for the first time since partition on the demand of the...

Narendra Modi in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Election campaign posters

Tel Aviv:Ahead of an unprecedented snap poll on September 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has put banners featuring his pictures with...

‘Man Vs Wild’, will soon feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi; trailer out!

New Delhi: Popular television show ‘Man Vs Wild’, will soon feature Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Renowned survivalist, adventurer and host of the show Bear Grylls...

10 Heritage sites will be opened for public till 9 PM

New Delhi: The Culture Ministry has decided to keep 10 heritage sites open for public from sunrise to 9 pm, Union Culture and Tourism Minister...

Rice of 33 percent of Tigers in India says Tiger Census Report 2019

New Delhi:The population of tigers in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, a rise of 33 per cent, according...

“Ladies only?,” apparently not!

Kochi:It was on November 2018, that Indian railways took a decision to remove 'ladies only' coaches from long-distance trains. Instead, it was decided that...

Houseboats to be introduced from Marine Drive

Kochi: Houseboats which were seen so far in Alappuzha would soon start cruising from Marine Drive of Kochi, all thanks to Empire Greenix and DTPC...

BJP government privatising airports, alleges Congress

New Delhi: Congress party on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government at the Centre is privatising airports by setting aside the...

Screen a short clip on prevention of child abuse at movie halls, SC suggests

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed on a suggestion to screen a short clip on prevention of child abuse and prosecution of crimes...

Mehbooba Mufti warns the centre against the revocation of Article 35

Sri Nagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti warned the Centre on Sunday against the revocation of Article 35A, saying any tinkering with...

Judiciary not excluded from Visaka Guideline says Justice A.P. Shah

New Delhi: "There is a need to engage in how the Vishaka guidelines, which deal with sexual harassment in the workplace, should be made applicable...

“Agricopter” an easy solution for spraying pesticides in the field

Chennai: Students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have developed a "smart agricopter" to eliminate manual spraying of pesticides in agricultural fields and...

Unnao women who filed rape case against BJP MLA hit by truck; critical

Rae Bareli: A teenage girl, who had accused Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of rape last year, was critically injured on Sunday when...

Indian consulate removes a slide quoting Arundhati Roy on Dr. B.R Ambedkar

Canada: In what can be seen as censorship of academic work by the representatives in Canada of the world’s so-called largest democracy, the Indian consulate...

Madras High court orders compensation for AIDS affected women

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Friday ordered payment of Rs. 25 lakh as compensation to a woman from Sattur who...

Home Ministry approves mobilization of more security forces in J&K

Sri Nagar: In an unprecedented move, the Home Ministry on Friday granted approval for the mobilisation of 100 additional companies of security forces in Jammu...

Activists questioned the credibility of EVM

Delhi: Amid apprehensions about the credibility of electronic voting machines (EVMs), Pune-based civic activist Maruti Bhapkar has issued a legal notice through noted lawyer and...

Pakistan can not have a full fledged war with India – said Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Pakistan can neither fight a full-fledged nor a limited war with India and is waging a proxy war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said...

Cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen said Uttarakhand Chief Minister...

Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has kicked up a row by claiming that cow is the only animal which inhales and exhales oxygen,...

Khelo India Youth Games 2020 will be in Guwahati

Guwahati: The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games will be held in Guwahati next year, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. Rijiju announced...

iphone should made in US- said Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday ruled out a tariff waiver for Apple products made in China, reported The Hindu.“I want Apple to build...

Open letter to Modi; petition was filed against those 49 personalities

Muzzafarpur: A petition was filed in a court in Muzaffarpur district in Bihar on Saturday against a group of 49 intellectuals who wrote a letter...

GST will be cut down for Electric vehicles

Delhi: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday cut the tax rate on electric vehicles (EVs) to 5% from 12%, a reduction that...

Trump is being criticized for his racist comment in twitter

Washington: US President Donald Trump was on Saturday hit by fresh accusations of racism after he attacked a prominent African-American lawmaker and branded the majority-black...

Former Union Minister S. Jaipal Reddy passed away

Hyderabad: Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader S. Jaipal Reddy passed away on Sunday at around 1.30 a.m. in Hyderabad. He was 77, reported...

People protested against killing of Human Rights Activists in Colombia

Bogota: Thousands rallied across Colombia Friday to protest the killing of hundreds of human rights activists since the signing of a historic peace deal with...

Seven Maoists killed by Security forces

Bastar: Security forces killed seven suspected Maoists in a gunfight in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district on Saturday, PTI reported.Deputy Inspector General of Police (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj...

‘Chola’ has been selected for Venice Film Festival

Thiruvananthapuram: S Durga director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Chola has been selected for the prestigious Venice Film Festival (August 28-September 7). The Malayalam-language movie, whose English...

Europe is burning!

Paris: Record temperatures are being set across Europe, including Paris, as the continent swelters on Thursday in what is its second heatwave this summer, The...

Bills passed without scrutiny in Rajya Sabha. complains opposition parties

Delhi: Seventeen Opposition parties wrote to Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on July 26, 2019, raising concerns over the “hurried” passage...

Mob lynching: Supreme Court seeks reports from Centre and States

Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Central government, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State governments to a plea...

“If you do not want to hear Jai Shree Ram, go to Moon” says...

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after 49 prominent citizens wrote to Prime Minister over the incidents of hate crimes in the country, a Kerala BJP leader has...

Poet Attoor Ravi Varma passed away

Thrissur: Renowned poet and translator of Malayalam literature, Attoor Ravi Varma passed away on Friday. He was 88 years old. Ravi Varma was being treated...

Journalists charged with serious criminal cases’; Award winning journalist Neha Dixit in conversation with...

With increasing attacks on journalists, today India ranks at 140 out of 180 countries on World Press Freedom Index. In January 2019, the Office...

Friendly Bus initiative to ensure a smooth ride for students

Kochi: Are you a student in Kochi who is dependent on private buses for travel? Are you repeatedly ill-treated by the workers on the bus?...

Hindu outfits protests, Mar Athanasius College withdraws magazine

Kothamangalam: Mar Athanasius college was forced to withdraw its annual magazine "Ana Kera Mala, Aadu Kera Mala, Aayiram Kaanthari Poothirangi," following protests from Hindu outfits. The...

CBI gives clean chit to Mohindar Pal Singh Bittu murder case

Chandigarh: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which probed sacrilege cases registered vide three FIRs (Nos 13,14 and 15) in 2015 in its closure report...

Boat capsized in Libya; death toll rose to 150

Libya: Nearly 150 migrants are feared dead after boats carrying them capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya on Thursday, a United Nations...

Azam Khan made Sexist comment in the Parliament

Delhi: Azam Khan, the Samajwadi Party lawmaker notorious for running his mouth, on Thursday struck parliament with a sexist comment directed at the Chair during...

Iran has released 9 Indian captured from detained ship

New Delhi: Iran has released nine out of 12 Indians who were on board the ship MT Riah that was detained in early July, official...

Lion King crosses 75 crores in opening week

Mumbai: It was in 1994 that Disney introduced Simba, Timon and Pumba to the world. The animated film turned out to be a huge success,...

S. Nalini gets parole for attending daughter’s marriage

Chennai: S. Nalini, 52, one of the seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was released on a month’s parole on Thursday, to...

Parliament session extended till August 7

Delhi: The government has extended the ongoing Parliament session until August 7. The decision was announced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi soon after the...

Set up special courts for dealing POCSO cases, says Supreme Court

Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the setting up of special courts in each district across the country that had over a 100 cases...

RTI amendment bill approved in Rajya Sabha

Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by a voice vote amid a walkout from the Congress, Rashtriya...

Pakistan will send its first astronaut to space in 2022, says Fawad Chaudhari

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022 using ally China's satellite launching facilities, reported PTI.Pakistan's decision...

‘Journalists charged with serious criminal cases’; Award winning journalist Neha Dixit in conversation with...

Kochi/Delhi: With increasing attacks on journalists, today India ranks at 140 out of 180 countries on World Press Freedom Index. In January 2019, the Office...

Triple Talaq bill to be discussed in the Parliament today

Delhi: The bill to ban instant Triple Talaq is likely to be taken up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha today. The opposition...

Brexit by October 31, Boris Johnson

London Newly-installed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised to deliver Brexit on October 31, "no ifs or buts", and prove wrong "the doubters,...

‘Genuine grievance by the people,’ Mamata Banarjee on open letter to PM

Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday backed the 49 eminent personalities who have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over...

Mission Mangal to be screened at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Mumbai: Actors Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu and Vidya Balan’s upcoming film Mission Mangal is all set for an Australian premiere as the movie will be...

Ajay Kumar Bhalla to be the new Home Secretary

Delhi: A 1984 batch IAS officer and currently Secretary, Ministry of Power, Ajay Kumar Bhalla has been appointed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the...

Sri Lanka includes India and China in the free visa-on-arrival scheme

Columbia: Sri Lanka on Wednesday included India and China in the free visa-on-arrival scheme to revive the country’s tourism sector which witnessed a slump following...

Garbage Cafe: a unique initiative by Ambikapur Municipal Corporation

Ambikapur: Soon, residents of Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh will be able to get free food in exchange for plastic at a one-of-its-kind 'Garbage Cafe'.The Ambikapur Municipal...

Two MLAs from BJP comes back to Congress

Bhopal: In a major blow to the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, two of its MLAs — Narayan Tripathi and Sharad Kol — on July 24...

Tokyo Olympics, medals from recycled electronics

Tokyo: Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday unveiled medals designed to reflect the “energy” of athletes as the city marked a year to go until the...

Netflix offers new plans for mobile users

Delhi: Netflix India has taken a giant step towards increasing its user base in the country by introducing a mobile-only subscription plan of Rs. 199...

Explained: What was amended in RTI? Why is opposition protesting?

New Delhi: Amid strong objection from the opposition, the NDA government on Monday passed the controversial RTI amendment bill. While 178 members agreed with the...

Explained: Kashmir ‘Trump’ Card, Silence Follows

Washington/Delhi: The Opposition staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on Wednesday - after an uproar on the previous day in both Houses of the...

Glorifying Brahmins; High court judge’s speech becomes controversial

Kochi: Justice V Chitambaresh, a sitting judge of the Kerala High Court, recently courted controversy by glorifying brahmins and their virtues, reported India Today.In his...