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CSIR to certify air quality monitoring instruments

New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry has tasked the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) with certifying air quality monitoring instruments.This...

‘Higher level of physical activity can reduce the chances of early death’, says study

London: According to a recent study, higher levels of physical activity, regardless of intensity, are linked with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged...

‘Gulbarga tur dal’ receives Geographical Indication Tag

Bengaluru: World-renowned superior quality dal, the ‘Gulbarga tur dal’ (Kalaburagi red gram), received Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the government on August 14."The team of...

BWF Championship: P V Sindhu grabs historic Gold!

Basel: P.V. Sindhu becomes the first Indian to win a Badminton World Championships gold by beating familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a lop-sided...

EC announces Bypolls to 4 Legislative Assemblies

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) by-election dates to one Assembly seat each in Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Chhattisgarh, and Kerala.The bypolls for Dantewada...

RJD MLA Tejashwi Yadav returns to Bihar after 42 days of absence

Patna: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD MLA and Leader of Opposition in Bihar has returned to the State after 42 days of absence. He will be addressing...

Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal created tax-evading schemes: ED

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday alleged that Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal structured various tax-evading schemes involving its domestic and overseas companies to...

‘Enjoy Onam feast, get Onam gifts’, here is what Kerala has to offer this...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Responsible Tourism Mission has unveiled a unique product to extend the feel and taste of Onam to holidayers by enabling them to enjoy...

Arun Jaitley will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat

New Delhi: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley will be cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat on Sunday afternoon."Jaitley's mortal remains will be brought to the party...

“Fashion cannot be bound into the binaries of gender” says Gauri and Nainika

Mumbai: Gauri & Nainika, famous designers believe in the concept of power dressing has been associated with women to aid empowerment but going ahead fashion...

Ministry to seek help from ISRO to detect illegal sand mining

Coimbatore: "Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest...

Families of two brain-dead decides to donate their organs to 13 people

Bengaluru: "Families of two people who were declared brain-dead have decided to donate their organs to over 13 people," said a private hospital in Bengaluru.In...

Africa becomes polio-free, Nigeria goes three years without a case

Abuja (Nigeria) Nigeria is the last country in Africa to have witnessed a case of polio - in Borno state, in the north-east. Outside of...

Countries vote to protect sharks under wildlife trade rules

Geneva: Around 100 million sharks are estimated to be killed each year for their fins and meat. Countries will discuss including more species of sharks...

NASA is investigating the first space crime

New York: NASA is reportedly  investigating a claim that an astronaut accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station, in...

Kannan Gopinathan IAS submitted his resignation letter

Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Young IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan noted for his selfless work during the Kerala floods, resigned from his service.The officer who was...

PM Modi will visit Bahrain today

Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached UAE on Friday. He arrived at Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE.During the visit, he discussed matters...

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes highest-paid actresses list

For the second consecutive year, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has topped the Forbes’ list of the highest-paid female actors in the world. With the...

Twitter releases special emoji of Prabhas

Hyderabad: Twitter released a special emoji of famous Telugu actor Prabhas for his upcoming film Saaho, which will be released on August 30.Users can get...

ISB and Microsoft jointly announce “Leading Business Transformation in the Age of AI” for...

Hyderabad: The Indian School of Business (ISB) and Microsoft India jointly announced a new partnership to take forward their shared vision for an AI-empowered India....

A dream Grand Slam debut, Nagal to clash with Federer in US Open opener

New York: Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal will be seen contesting with Tennis legend Roger Federer in his debut match in a  Grand Slam on...

UAPA invoked selectively to target particular community says Asaduddin Owaisi

Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that UAPA 2019 which empowers the central government to designate an individual, a terrorist was invoked to...

Jammu and Kashmir :152 people wounded by tear gas, pump action guns since August...

Jammu and Kashmir: Since the imposition of curfew in the state on August 5, at least 152 people in Jammu and Kashmir have been wounded...

“Matter blown out of proportion,” Parle responds

Mumbai: A senior official of Parle Products Private Limited, known for their Biscuits on Friday said that the problem about job losses in the company...

ABVP removes busts of Savarkar, Subhash Chandra Bose in DU, will be reinstalled later

Delhi: The ABVP led student's union on Saturdayremoved the busts of  VD Savarkar, Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose from the campus after it resulted...

J&K Visit: Rahul Gandhi, other Opposition leaders sent back from Srinagar

Delhi: The delegation of various opposition leaders, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had attempted to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday afternoon, was sent...

Press freedom: Kashmir communication blackout in national interest says PCI

Delhi: Press Council of India sought permission from Supreme Court to intervene in a case filed by Anuradha Bhasin, the editor of Kashmir Times which...

Big Billion Startup, a book on the unrevealed story of Flipkart

Bengaluru: Based on extraordinary research, extensive interviews and deep access to key characters in the Flipkart story, "Big Billion Startup" (Pan Macmillan India), releasing in...

J&K visit: ‘If it’s normal, why aren’t we allowed?’ asks Ghulam Nabi Azad

Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday that the central government was making contradictory statements about the situation of Jammu and Kashmir. Azad...

Arun Jaitley, former finance minister, dies at 66

Delhi: BJP Veteran and former finance minister Arun Jaitley died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday. He had been admitted to hospital...

Explained: Amazon is burning, here is why it matters to you

Brazil: “Do not avert your eyes. It is important that you see this. It is important that you feel this” -Kamand Kojouri- Brazil has made it to the international headlines,...

Pollutants from vehicle can lead to AMD

Taipei: According to the researches "long-term exposure" to pollutants from the vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of age-related macular degeneration or AMD.Researchers...

Nicotine declared as the class A poison in Karnataka

Bengaluru: To make strong the ban on production and sale of electronic cigarettes, the State government has amended the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules...

Rajiv Gandhi never used powers to spread fear says Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi never used his powers to create an atmosphere of fear or to destroy the freedom and liberty of...

‘Chandrayaan-2’ captured the first image of moon

Sriharikota: Chandrayaan 2 captured the first image of the moon. ISRO tweeted the image. According to the reports from ISRO, the image of the moon...

EPFO restored commutation of Pension

Hyderabad: Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has approved a proposal to restore commutation of pension, or advance part-withdrawal, under the Employees’ Pension...

Amazon’s largest campus inaugurated in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Amazon has inaugurated its world's largest campus building in India. The building was inaugurated by Mohammed Mahmood Ali, MLC, Minister of Home, Prisons, Fire...

India to soon witness digital gram panchayats

New Delhi: Common Service Centre SPV, which provides government services to people in rural areas, said on Thursday that it has signed a pact with...

‘India Against Mosquito’, Flagship Campaign of ‘Malaria No More India’

New Delhi: On World Mosquito Day, August 21 an organisation called 'Malaria No More India', launched its flagship campaign, "India Against Mosquito" in New Delhi...

NTA publishes calendar for competitive exams

New Delhi: National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the detailed calendar for entrance and competitive examinations conducted by them.The calendar includes the schedule for exams...

Delhi University: Savarkar statue welcomed with shoe garland

New Delhi: Protesting against the illegal installation of the sculpture of Veer Savarkar, along with Bhagat Singh and Subhash Chandra Bose, Delhi state president of...

“Admin trying to clamp down the culture of dissent, we are not criminals,” HCU...

Hyderabad: Condemning the arrest of six students on Tuesday over the screening of Anand Patwardhan's award-winning documentary 'Ram Ke Naam', the students of Hyderabad Central...

US-India 2+2 Dialogue will begin today

California: The United States will host an inter-sessional meeting of the US-India 2+2 Dialogue in California on Thursday to discuss ways to advance cooperation on...

India will offer e-tourist visas for “lean tourism periods”

New Delhi: "India will offer e-tourist visas for “lean tourism periods”, which would be cheaper than the conventional ones," announced tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel...

Netaji’s biopic ‘Gumnaami’ become controversial

Kolkata: The poster and teaser of the film Gumnaami, released in the last week has created a controversy. The movie is directed by National Award-winning...

“Straight from the Sky” Richard’s Rainwater!

Texas: With a tag line of catching rain straight from the sky, Richard’s Rainwater says it bears the distinction of being the first bottled water...

Rajiv Gaubha appointed as the new Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years.Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer...

Spider-Man to Leave MCU as Disney, Sony Can’t Reach Financing Deal

New York With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the highest-grossing film ever...

Now, Kerala women to drive govt vehicles

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided "to induct women drivers in all government departments and public sector undertakings...

Film crew from Kerala was rescued from Himachal Pradesh floods

Mandi: A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actor Manju Warrier, was rescued after being stranded in a remote Himachal Pradesh village following heavy...

Indian Railways ban single-use plastic from October 2

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has decided to ban single-use plastic materials on trains, platforms, and railway stations premises, with effect from October 2, 2019.While...

Hyderabad Police stop university students from screening Patwardhan’s Ram Ke Naam

Hyderabad: Six students of  University of Hyderabad affiliated to left-wing organisations AISA and SFI were allegedly detained over the screening of  Anand Patwardhan's documentary on...

Yediyurappa expands his ministry by inducting 17 ministers

Bengaluru: More than three weeks after being sworn in as the Chief Minister, Yediyurappa on Tuesday expanded his ministry by inducting 17 ministers into his...

iNethra; a mobile device and app for vision screening, developed by students

Hyderabad: A team of four engineering students from a college affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, has developed a device and mobile application...

Manmohan Singh warns of unpleasant trends of growing intolerance, polarisation

New Delhi: "The 75th birth anniversary of ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi presents an opportunity to reflect on some of the “disturbing trends” that the country is...

Bhool Bhulaiya 2 will hit theatre in 2020, Kartik Aaryan to lead

Mumbai: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, starring Kartik Aaryan, is scheduled to be released on July 31 next year, announced the makers.Producer Bhushan Kumar tweeted to share...

Communalism as a mobilization strategy had made disturbing progress, says N. Ram

Pune: "Communalism as a political mobilisation strategy had made “disturbing progress” over the past several years," said N. Ram, Chairman, The Hindu Group Publishing Private...

Zakir Naik apologises for his controversial comment

Kuala Lumpur: Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologised on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, after police banned him from speaking in...

BJP Leader Files Complaint Against Anurag Kashyap Over Sacred Games

New Delhi: Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga has filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, the director of Sacred Games, Netflix web series for"intentionally hurting...

CPI-Police Clash: AIYF activist arrested by police, Act of vengeance says CPI

Kochi:As a retaliation to the suspension of Ernakulam Central Station sub-inspector Vipin Das, over the lathi charge on CPI, the city police on Sunday...

Lok Sabha secretariat prohibits the use of non-reusable plastic

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Secretariat has banned the use of non-reusable plastic including pet bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament House Complex with...

Assam NRC India’s internal matter: S Jaishankar

Dhaka: "The process of documenting and identifying illegal immigrants in Assam is India’s internal matter," said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in Dhaka on August...

“Narendra Modi buried Nehru’s India,” says Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistan to approach ICJ

Islamabad: Pakistan would take the Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice (ICJ) after India revoked article 370 which provides special status for...

Renowned music composer Khayyam passes away

Mumbai: Veteran music composer Khayyam passed away. He was 92. He is best known for his music in classic films such as Umrao Jaan and...

Banking, Govt and Critical Infrastructure targeted the most by cyber criminals in India

New Delhi: According to the reports of Cisco, banking and finance, government and critical infrastructure were among the most targeted sectors in India by cybercriminals...

Schools in Kashmir reopen; attendance thin

Srinagar: Primary schools in Kashmir reopened for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. However, attendance was very less.“The attendance...

PM Modi to attend G7 summit in France

New Delhi "India remains politically committed to the completion of the Jaitapur nuclear power project, which is being built in partnership with France," a statement...

Trump calls Imran Khan and Modi over phone, asks to moderate rhetoric

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump has called Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister and asked to “moderate rhetoric” with India over the situation in Jammu and...

India biggest emitter of sulphur dioxide, studies suggest

New Delhi: According to an analysis of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) data released by environmental NGO Greenpeace, "India has more than 15%...

Research paper on endometriosis loaded with androcentric bias

Chennai: A research paper published in January 2013 has become viral on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.The study titled “Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal...

External Affairs Minister to visit Nepal this week

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Nepal this week to participate in the fifth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission to review...

Child Rights Commission seeks report on flood-hit children

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has requested to submit a report from all district child protection units in the State about...

Telangana CM proposes for a National Energy Policy

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has recommended for comprehensive energy policy at the national level that will allow the supply of quality power...

“After all, who is responsible for this recession in the country,” asks Priyanka Gandhi

Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi attacked Modi-led NDA 2.0 on Monday over increasing unemployment rates, and the closure of companies because of the slowdown in the...

Unnao car crash: Supreme Court grants CBI two more weeks to look into the...

Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave two more weeks for the Central Bureau of Investigation a time of two more weeks, to look into...

‘Peaky Blinders’ season five to have two-episode premiere

United Kingdom: The fifth season opener of the critically acclaimed and people favourite series "Peaky Blinders" will kick off over two nights, BBC has announced....

Here is Obama’s Summer Reading List

New York: Former U.S President Barack Obama revealed his summer reading list through Facebook on Wednesday. "It's August, so I wanted to let you know about...

11th week of Hong-Kong protest, 1.7 million protesters joins the pro-democracy movement

Hong-Kong:Defying the police ban, around a quarter of Hong-Kong population marched to Victoria Park, intensifying the pro-democracy protests as it entered the 11th week...

Funeral of a glacier, a story from Iceland

Iceland:“In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what...

Considering to buy Greenland Trump confirms, Not for sale says Danish PM

Washington: United States President Donald Trump confirmed that he is considering to buy Greenland for strategic reasons and claimed that the idea is  “not No1 on...