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Kalburgi murder: SIT files the charge sheet against accused

New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of Kannada writer MM Kalburgi filed a charge sheet against six accused on Saturday, reported PTI.Kalburgi,...

PM inaugurated Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant in Bhutan

Trongsa Dzongkhag (Bhutan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant, one of the major projects under Bhutan’s initiative to generate 10,000 MW...

Fire breaks out at AIIMS Delhi

New Delhi: A fire has broken out at the P.C. Block (second floor) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi...

Madras High Court dismissed PILs requesting extension of the Athi Varadar festival

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed two PILs (Public interest Litigation) requesting extension of the 48-day-long Lord Athi Varadar festival which is ending Saturday.A...

Palani Panchamritham has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag

Palani: Palani panchamirtham, the famous prasadam given in Palani , has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.This is the first time a temple ‘prasadam’...

Arun Jaitley’s health condition is critical

New Delhi: According to the health condition of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is stated to be “critical”, sources said.President Ram Nath Kovind, Union Home...

Inspired from Man v/s Wild; Tourism Department will make wildlife as its theme

New Delhi: Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jungle adventure to be aired on Discovery channel, the Tourism Ministry has decided to make...

AI will help to identify major diseases in banana plants

Hong Kong: An international team of researchers has developed artificial intelligence (AI) detection models to identify major diseases and pests in bananas.The models, which are...

The future of India’s No First Use (NFU) policy on nuclear weapons depended on...

New Delhi: "The future of India’s No First Use (NFU) policy on nuclear weapons depended on 'circumstances,'" Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said from the nuclear...

“Greenland is not for sale” replied Greenland government to Trump’s comment

Washington: American President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S."The Republican president had discussed the purchase but was...

Triple Talaq: Man arrested from Kozhikkod

Kozhikkod: A man from Kozhikkod, Kerala was arrested for giving Triple Talaq to his wife. The suspect was arrested by the Mukkom police following a...

Ravi Shastri reappointed as Indian Cricket team coach

New Delhi: Ravi Shastri was re-appointed as the head coach of the Indian men’s team by the Kapil Dev-led Cricket Advisory Committee.He has been appointed...

“Religious intolerance has been imposed on the country ever since the BJP government came...

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi today listed "bigotry" and "intolerance" among the challenges facing the country in her Independence Day message, delivered days after taking over...

Nepal government put restriction for Everest climbers

Katmandu (Nepal): To curtain the deadly human traffic jams on Mount Everest and weed out inexperienced climbers, Nepali officials on Wednesday formally proposed new safety...

Jio Fiber may disrupt the broadband market in India

New Delhi: The launch of Jio Fiber from the Reliance stable may disrupt the broadband market in India even as it impacts DTH operators, cinema...

New Netflix series Sacred Games Season 2 leaked online

Mumbai: Tamilrockers has uploaded all the episodes of Sacred Games Season 2. The eight episodes of the Netflix series were released on the streaming website...

Prakash Javedkar announced a campaign to avoid the use of single use plastic

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday announced a campaign to make India single-use plastic-free. The minister has announced a series of meetings...

Delhi High Court instructed to block piracy websites

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access to websites like Tamilrockers, EZTV, Katmovies, and Limetorrents which are...

Amazon will speak in Hindi soon

New Delhi: Amazone will interact in Hindi soon. It has introduced an automated messaging assistant that can interact with the users in Hindi.Amazon's automated messaging...

“The invitation was a tool of propaganda” says P. Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram argued that the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir  Satya Pal Malik's invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit Jammu...

Indonesia shipped back the trash dumped by Australia

Jakarta: "Indonesia has shipped tonnes of Australian garbage out of the country," an official said. The movement considered as Southeast Asian nations push back against...

Famous actress Vidya Sinha passed away

Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha died in a hospital in Mumbai. She was 71 years old. She died around 1 pm after suffering from...

Freedom, citizenship and statelessness – Independence Day Reflections

 Who Sings the Nation-state is a provocative discussion on Nationalism and the idea of the state, between Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak. The discussion...

Kottayam Principal Sessions Court put off Kevin murder case

Kottayam:Kottayam Principal Sessions court postponed the Kevin Murder case to August 22 for pronouncing the judgement. Earlier the court had scheduled the case for...

Pehlu Khan lynching case; all six persons acquitted by Session Court in Alwar

Alwar: A sessions court in Alwar acquitted all six persons accused of beating Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan to death in April 1, 2017, giving...

Twitter launches emoji to mark this year’s Independence Day

New Delhi: Twitter has announced the launch of a custom emoji to mark this year’s Independence Day. The emoji is the “Ashoka Chakra” – a...

‘Moothon’ will be premiered on Toronto International Film Festival

Thiruvananthapuram: Moothon, Geetu Mohandas’ second feature film, will be premiered on September 11 in the Toronto International Film Festival while it will be the opening...

“We won’t need an aircraft but please ensure us the freedom to travel &...

New Delhi: After the invitation for Rahul Gandhi by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Sathya Pal Malik, the Congress leader Tuesday said he will accept...

Hong Kong protests: Airport resumes operations after clashes

Hong Kong:The Hong-Kong airport which was closed following the pro-democracy protests resumed its operations on Wednesday. Following the recent protests, hundreds of flights were...

Shah Faesal, bureaucrat-turned politician, arrested in Delhi, sent back to Srinagar

Delhi: Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal was arrested in Delhi on Wednesday afternoon and was sent back to Kashmir. He was on his way to Istanbul.After being...

If Kashmiris are happy, why are they locked inside, asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad: Lashing out at the Narendra Modi led central government, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad (TS) MP Asaduddin Owaisi asked why are...

Don’t Misunderstand Our Peace Policy As Our Weakness, Pakistan President Arif Alvi To India

Islamabad: Addressing the Independence rally in Islamabad on Wednesday, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said: “Kashmiris and Pakistanis are one." He was commemorating the 73rd Independence...

Saddened at the plight of Kashmiri brothers, Imran Khan’s speech at Azad Kashmir

Pakistan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he is saddened at the plight of Kashmiri brothers in a statement released prior to the independence...

Tabu, Ishaan Khatter to star in Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’

Delhi: Mira Nair's television adaptation of Vikram Seth's "A Suitable Boy" would see Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in the lead roles. The series directed by...

Restrictions withdrawn in Jammu but to continue in Kashmir Valley, says senior police officer

Jammu and Kashmir: The restrictions imposed on Jammu prior to the BJP move to clamp down the state's special status has been removed, a senior...

Alwar Lynching 2017: Verdict Today, What Has Happened So Far?

Alwar: The court of Additional District Judge in Rajasthan's Alwar district will be pronouncing the verdict in the Alwar lynching case on August 14th, Wednesday.Pehlu...

“Jatayu Sena” formed to protect women from atrocities

Hyderabad: The famous Chilkur Balaji shrine in Hyderabad symbolically launched a programme to form a 'Jatayu Army' on the temple premises to prevent atrocities against...

10 out of 13 MLAs in Sikkim joins BJP

New Delhi: 10 MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) joined the BJP on Tuesday.The MLAs met BJP working president J P Nadda and joined...

Floods: Nearly 200 killed in rain-related incidents in Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra

Flooding seems to have become a calendar event in India. With incessant rains and another season of devastating floods, the death toll has reached...

Explained: Why is Hong-Kong Protesting?

Hong Kong: For about 10 weeks now, Hong-Kong is witnessing a mass protest. The violent unrest began against a proposed extradition bill and had evolved...

China calls the pro-democracy protesters terrorists

Beijing: China on Monday slammed violent protesters in Hong Kong who had thrown petrol bombs at police officers and linked them to "terrorism", as Beijing...

‘Chandrayaan-2’ to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20

Ahmedabad: "India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7,"...

‘Dream Girl’s new trailer out!

Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming bollywood movie 'Dream Girl's trailer hit the trending chart of Youtube.Accordig to the synopsis, "Dream Girl stars Ayushmann as a bit-part...

Channelize energy and time for the greater good says Parvathy Thiruvothu

Thiruvananthapuram: A fake Facebook page in the name of Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malayalam actor was used to post a malicious comment that said that people in...

Chidambaram’s statement on J&K irresponsible and provocative says BJP

New Delhi: Commentary on Jammu Kashmir issue made by P. Chidambaram was criticized by BJP. They called it as "very irresponsible and provocative." Chidambaram opinioned...

Kerala rains: Death toll mounts to 22; red alert in nine districts

Kerala: With Kerala reeling under another season of floods, the death toll has mounted to 22. Meanwhile, the meteorological department has predicted more rains across...

Kerala Floods: Kochi Airport suspends activities until August 11, Flights Diverted

Kochi:Amidst the continuous rain and reports of flooding from various parts of district, authorities of Cochin International Airport informed that the airport won't be...

Payal Tadvi suicide: ‘Why has no action been taken against department head?’ , asks...

Bombay: While hearing a plea related to Payal Tadvi case, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the prosecution why the statement of a key...

Congress could have prevented Babri Masjid demolition says Digvijaya Singh

Delhi: Congress could have prevented the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 but did not act in time said senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. PV...

Sister Lucy Kalappura who supported Kerala rape survivor nun dismissed

Kerala: Sister Lucy Kalathippura who had supported and participated in the protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation. She...

‘Unprecedented horror in Kashmir’, says Shah Faesal

Kashmir: Shah Faesal, currently the president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement on Tuesday referred to the situation in Kashmir valley as an "Unprecedented horror."...

BJP’s known ‘women face’ Sushama Swaraj died in a heart attack

New Delhi: Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passed away a while ago at AIIMS on Tuesday.  The BJP veteran, who suffered a massive heart attack,...

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil poster out!

New York: A new poster for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is out. The poster reveals the major characters, including Angeline Jolie’s titular horned...

Vellore Lok Sabha Elections: 72.62% polling recorded

Vellore: According to District Election Officer-cum-Collector A. Shanmuga Sundram, the election to the Vellore Parliamentary constituency passed off peacefully amid tight police security on Monday....

“This will be a war that no one will win and the implications will...

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed worry that Pulwama-like attacks can follow the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir,...

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winning author of “Beloved,” dies at 88

New York: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, (awarded in 1993) has died at age 88.“Toni Morrison...

Unnao rape case survivor is in critical condition

New Delhi: The Unnao rape survivor, who was admitted to the AIIMS (the All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Trauma Centre, remained critical and was...

“We will have to see whether it is a final solution, or the beginning...

New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Monday expressed disappointment that the Centre had revoked Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir without taking...

Nigeria grants permission, Zakzaky and his wife leaves for India

Kaduna: Nigerian judge ruled on Monday that the detained leader of a banned Nigerian Shi'ite Muslim group could seek medical treatment in Inda, after a...

Collecting data for National Population Register will begin in September 2020

New Delhi: According to the Government notification, the next round of recording biometric and family-tree details of Indian citizens under the National Population Register (NPR)...

US asked to maintain peace in Line of Control

Washington: The US is “closely” observing the events in Jammu and Kashmir following the revocation of provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution by the...

Supreme Court will consider Ayodhya case from today

New Delhi: A Constitution Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will commence hearing on Ayodhya appeals from August 6 on a day-to-day...

‘Paper Straws’ cannot be recycled, says McDonald

New York: Finally, McDonald's have admitted that their 'eco-friendly' paper straws cannot be recycled, while previous plastic ones could be.The fast-food company shifted from plastic...

IIFM’s 10th edition will felicitate Shah Rukh Khan

Melbourne:Shah Rukh Khan will be felicitated with the Excellence in Cinema award at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on August...

Karnataka CM conducts an aerial inspection of flood affected areas

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday conducted an aerial inspection of flood-hit districts of North Karnataka, where several villages were inundated following increased...

NMC Bill: IMA calls for nation-wide protest on Thursday

New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has given a call for withdrawal of services in healthcare facilities across the country on August 8 to...

Comali: Controversial Rajinikanth Scene to be Removed

Chennai: Debutante filmmaker Pradeep Ranganthan found himself in the midst of a controversy when the trailer of his upcoming Comali starring Jayam Ravi was released on Saturday....

External Affairs Minister will visit China next week

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit China on August 11 for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese...

French Government will extend IVF to Lesbians and single women

Paris: French Government proposed a law to give access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time to Single women and lesbians.A bioethics...

Malavika Hegde will take up CCD

Bangaluru: Malavika Hegde, the wife of billionaire coffee entrepreneur V.G. Siddhartha Hegde, who died under mysterious circumstances in Mangaluru, may be appointed as chairperson &...

New Zealand may change abortion law from crime to a health issue

Wellington: New Zealand’s government has planned to change the country’s abortion laws that would treat the procedure as a health issue rather than a crime.Abortions...

Unnao rape case survivor airlifted to Delhi

New DelhiAs per the directions of Supreme Court, the Unnao rape survivor, who was injured critically in a car-truck collision last week, was airlifted...

3 Journalists killed in Mexico in a week

Mexico City:Three journalists were killed in Mexico, within a week making it the deadliest week for reporters in the country so far this year.Jorge...

Hindi remake of Vikram vedha will feature Amir and Saif Ali Khan

Mumbai: Actors Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan will feature in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit  movie Vikram Vedha. The Hindi remake will be...

Explained: What is Article 370? Can it be removed in Jammu and Kashmir?

New Delhi/ Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah has moved in Rajya Sabha the proposal of NDA 2.0 to remove the special status for Kashmir by...

Explained: What is happening at Jammu and Kashmir?

Srinagar: Kashmir is under alert. Section 144 has been imposed on the valley, top political leaders are under house arrest, the internet is suspended, it...

Facebook will change the names of WhatsApp and Instagram

New York: Instagram and WhatsApp are the two most popular social media apps which are the sub-brands of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg bought Instagram in 2012...

Unique Survey on Moths will be conducted in Coimbatore

Coimbatore The Forest Department and Act for Moths (an initiative of Act for Butterflies) are joining together for unique documentation in the insect world in...

Heavy rain in Mumbai disrupting the life of people

Mumbai: Heavy rain in Mumbai has again disrupted the life of millions of people. It caused the cancellation of several trains and flights and irregularity...

Alexa users can opt-out of human review of their voice recordings

New York: Amazon.com Inc. will let Alexa users opt-out of human review of their voice recordings, a move that follows criticism that the program violated...