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Philosopher Agnes Heller passed away

Budapest: Philosopher Agnes Heller, a dissident under Hungary's communist regime and later a prominent critic of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, died Friday at the age of 90, the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences said.Heller, who...

Vijay Sethupathi to play Muttiah Muralitharan

Chennai: From the film world, It is rumoured that Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is all set to play former Srilankan right-arm spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. The film is titled 800, which signifies the number of international...

Hotstar becomes the most popular OTT

Seventy-nine percent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their devices, a news...

Sheila Dikshit cremated at Nigam Bodh

Delhi: The mortal remains of former three-term Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit were cremated at the CNG crematorium at Nigam Bodh Ghat in the capital on Wednesday. A number of family members, friends, senior...

Colistin use prohibited in India

Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order restricting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements.Intensivists across the...

Rivers overflowed, Assam submerged

Dispur: Continuous heavy rain has flooded north-eastern state Assam. According to reports, the continuous rainfall for a month, recorded as 3200-4200 millilitre, destroyed the land. Assam has situated on the banks of Brahmaputra and Barak...

Morgan J Freeman lashes out at Trump, calls him an American Zero

New York:Hollywood actor Morgan J Freeman fired off a string of tweets lashing out at US President Donald Trump. He referred to Trump as an "American Zero."Morgan was responding to the issue where President Donald...

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal; Teaser out

Veteran director Kamal is back with 'Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal'. Two days back, the team posted the first teaser of the movie. The 36 seconds teaser shows actor Vinayakan chasing a dangerous Shark. From the...

ISRO reschedules it’s mission to moon

Chennai: “Chandrayan 2, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST on Monday, July 22, 2019,” the ISRO said in a Twitter post...

Laxman Muthiyah found a bug in Instagram; got $30,000

Chennai: Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Instagram. He is a Chennai-based security researcher.He said this unprotected feature allows him to “hack...

Child labour in film, TV to be monitored

Delhi: The Union Labour and Employment Ministry has expressed concern over violations of child labour rules in film and television and urged the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to ensure “strict compliance” by the industry...

ICC to Suspend Zimbabwe Cricket Board

London The International Cricket Council (ICC), in its Annual Conference meeting held in London on Thursday, decided to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect. The suspension will see the ICC's funding to Zimbabwe Cricket frozen...

Deplorable condition of road at Kalamassery

Kalamassery: The road which was boasted to have build in the same quality of that of a National Highway, at Kalamassery Major Industrial Estate is in a deplorable state now, residents complained.It is a 200-meter...

Flyover Works to Resume at Vyttila, Issues Sorted

Vyttila: Work on the Vyttila flyover resumed on Friday, after assurance from Public Works Minister, G. Sudhakaran. The work was halted for an indefinite period on Wednesday by the contractor owing to non-payment of dues. Kerala...

“Pakistan cannot execute Kulbhushan Jadhav” , says International Court of Justice

The Hague: The International Court of Justice on Wednesday said that Pakistan cannot execute Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen who is on death row. The court also observed Pakistan had breached the Vienna Convention by...

Hafiz Saeed, prime mover behind 26/11 caught in Pakistan

Karachi: Hafiz Saeed, Mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was arrested in Pakistan on Wednesday. He is the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief. He was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan’s Punjab Province, officials said.Saeed,...

Scarlett Keeling case: Bombay HC convicted Samson D’souza

Mumbai: The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday convicted Samson D’Souza, a beach shack worker, for the rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2008, the Hindustan Times reported. It...

“Is drinking alcohol and keeping a licensed gun a crime?”, asks dismissed BJP MLA...

Uttarakhand: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday dismissed its Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years. The expulsion came a week after a video of him dancing while brandishing guns...

‘Face App’: Senator Chuck Schumer asks FBI to review

New York: Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer asked the FBI to review a Russian company’s trendy smartphone app called Face app, which has now become popular in social media. This app transforms faces from photos into...

Maternal Mortality Rate comes down in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of Tamil Nadu has decreased by six points according to the 2018 State Health Management Information System data. Earlier, it was 66 per one lakh live births, while now it...

SRK’s Betaal to Anushka’s Mai, Netflix to introduce 5 more Indian original series

Delhi: Netflix announced five new Indian original series on Tuesday, including productions by Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma and a reality-based show featuring the mother-daughter pair of Neena Gupta and Masaba Gupta.Based on the...

26 Airports are unused in India, says Minister

Delhi: 26 airports under the Airports Authority of India (AAI) are unutilized, the government said on Wednesday.“While the AAI earns no revenue from these airports as they remain shut, it had to spend 11.67 crores...

Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express derailed

Maharashtra: Railway traffic in the hilly section of the Central Railway was affected as one trolley of the second coach of the Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express derailed in Maharashtra early on Thursday, an official said. No...

Land dispute In Uttar Pradesh, Three women killed

Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Police reported that nine people, including three women, were gunned down on Wednesday by a village head and his associates in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh over a land dispute.Four people...

Building collapsed in Mumbai; 10 died

Mumbai: A four-story building collapsed in Mumbai taking the lives of 10 people. The Kesarbai building on Tandel Street in Dongri collapsed yesterday around 11.40 am. Rescuers were searching for several others feared trapped in...

Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, death toll rises to 82

Dispur: A National Health Mission bulletin said that six people died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam on Monday, taking the total number of deaths in the state to 82, PTI reported.Each districts including Barpeta, Darrang,...

Iran will go on with reducing commitments under its nuclear deal : Ayatollah Khamenei

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran‘s supreme leader, said on Tuesday that Iran would continue to decrease its commitments under its nuclear deal, criticizing European nations of not satisfy their obligations.“According to our foreign minister, Europe...

Neha Dixit Wins 2019 International Press Freedom Award from Committee to Protect Journalists

Neha Dixit, Indian woman Journalist selected for International Press Freedom Award 2019 from Committee to Protect Journalists.“Neha Dixit, an award-winning freelance reporter, has covered politics, gender, and social justice in print, TV, and online...

Kejriwal granted Bail

Delhi:Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was granted bail by Delhi court on Friday in a defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajeev Babbar, the Hindustan Times reported. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar...

Pakistan reopened its airspace

Karachi: Pakistan has restarted its airspace for all commercial traffic after 5 months of restrictions imposed after deadlock with India over the disputed Kashmir region earlier this year.“The airspace is fully open as of Tuesday...

Christine Lagarde resigned from IMF

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde resigned from her post on Tuesday. “I have met with the Executive Board and submitted my resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12,...

New Governor appointed in Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh

Delhi: BJP leaders Anysuya Uikey and Biswa Bhusan Harishchandran were appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh and Andhrapradesh respectively.“The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices,” the...

Want good services, then pay says Nitin Gadkiri

Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said that people will have to pay tolls if they are expecting good services. He also made clear that the toll system would stay for the government does...

Won’t extradite Assange where he could face death penalty: UK Minister

United Kingdom: Alan Duncan, U.K Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, gave reassurance that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange won't be extradited to a country where he might face a death penalty.Duncan was addressing...

Ben Stokes to receive knighthood for WC final heroic

Melbourne:Star all-rounder Ben Strokes will soon be called Sir Ben Stokes. If reports are to be believed, the UK government has decided to Knight him for his impressive batting performance in the ICC World...

Raja Dhale, Dalit Panther’s founding member dies at 78

Maharashtra: Founding member of Dalit Panthers, a radical anti-caste organisation, Raja Dhale died at his residence in Mumbai on Tuesday. He was 78 years old.Dalit Panthers was founded by Namdeo Dhasal and J. V. Pawar on 29...

HC asks for round-the-clock vigil at Marine Drive walkway

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday asked for round the clock police surveillance at Marine Drive Walkway. The surveillance is intended to stop waste dumping and anti-social activities at the walkway. The court has...

Karnataka crisis: Delay in accepting resignations a ploy to get us disqualified, rebel MLAs...

Karnataka: Karnataka government was planning to disqualify the 15 rebel MLA's who had now moved to Supreme Court challenging speaker K.R Ramesh Kumar's delay in accepting their resignations by issuing them a whip during the...

Ebola outbreaks in Eastern Congo

This time the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, in eastern DR Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday. “The patient is a pastor who would have touched the...

18.40 lakhs rupees stolen from ATM

Alwar: Robbers stole around Rs 18.40 lakh from an ATM at Alwar, Rajasthan police said Monday. The incident took place near the State Bank of India in RIICO industrial area."The accused entered the bank, broke open...

Sudanese Activists call for Justice

 Sudan:Since December, The Sudanese Professionals' Association, which has been spearheading the protests says the "Justice First" marches mark 40 days since a deadly dispersal of their protest sit-in outside the military headquarters. “Security forces killed...

Sharukh Khan will receive honorary doctorate degree from La Trobe University

 Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is going to be awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne-based La Trobe University.  The university is decided to give this for his valuable contribution in the field of...

GOI toughened Law against child sexual abuse

The Government of India has stiffened the law against child sexual abuse.The amended law makes the maximum penalty for child sex abuse to capital punishment from 20 years in prison.First time in history, the...

Building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: A  four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district and  seven people, including six Army personnel, were killed and 28 injured after, the police said on Monday.The building, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, housed...

Twitter Anniversary!

Twttr, a small service which is a "group send" SMS application was launched for public use on July 15, 2006,July 15, is one of the most significant days in tech history. It was the day...

Manushi Chillar promotes Srilankan Tourism

After the Colombo serial bomb blasts, that targeted churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, Manushi Chillar, Former Miss World posted about her new Srilankan trip. her photos highlighted the natural beauty and ethnic...

Heavy Rain; Nepal flooded

Kathmandu: Heavy rain and flood continuing in Nepal. The number of people died from flooding and other rain-triggered incidents in Nepal climbed to 34 on Saturday and more than 24 persons still missing, officials said.Heavy...

“No quotas on imported uranium,” said Trump

Despite the findings report of the Department of Commerce, Trump would not impose quotas on uranium imports"At this time, I do not concur with the Secretary's finding that uranium imports threaten to impair the...

“Will ensure that the JNU remains in the “national mainstream,” says HRD minister

"The government will not allow anyone to defame the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and also ensure that the prestigious university remains in the "national mainstream," Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank told...

World’s largest diamond mine to be closed soon

The world's largest diamond mine is going to be closed soon. This diamond mine is famed more for the fistful of coveted pink and red gems. It yields each year than being a major...

Jharkhand Lynching: Negligence by the police and the laps by doctors cause the death...

A three-member investigating team found that police negligence and laps on the part of doctors are the primary cause of death of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand in June, PTI reported on Friday. The...

Here is how fishes change gender, scientists break the mystery

Melbourne: Scientists have, for the first time, unlocked the mystery of how 500 species of fish -- including the famous clownfish -- change their gender in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues."Most blue-head wrasses...

“My heart is heavy as I’m sure yours is too,” says Rohit Sharma

London: After the semi-finals, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma responded to the public through Twitter. He feels that the team could not deliver as a unit during their 18-run semifinal loss to New Zealand in the...

Here are some remedies for back pain

Lower back pain can be one of the most physically disturbing things that can affect anybody and limit mobility and activity. Even if the pain is that acute, it could still signal something deteriorating...

Wimbledon Finals; Federer and Djokovic got a selection pass

London: The 20-time Grand Slam men's singles champion, Roger Federer will face Novak Djokovic for the title on Sunday.Roger Federer will play for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title in his 12 final at the All...

Assam NRC: Read the poem that was filed with an FIR by Assamese Police

Following is one of the poems, for which an FIR has been registered against 10 people, mostly Bengal-origin Muslim Assamese poets and activists who write in a dialect colloquially called the ‘Miya’ dialect. Write Down...

FIR filed against 10 people for poem criticising NRC

Assam: Assam police filed an FIR against 10 people, for writing poetry on the issues of citizenship in the state. The complaint mentions a poem written by Kazi Sharowar Hussein which was published by Al-Jazeera. ...

“Not here to sit in power, want to move a trust motion,” says H...

Karnataka: Karnataka CM, H.D Kumaraswamy said that he is ready to go for a trust vote to prove his majority in the legislative assembly and requested speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to fix a date for...

Want airspace to be opened? Withdraw fighter jets, says Pakistan to India

Pakistan: Pakistan reiterated that it won't open the airspace for commercial flights from India, till  New Delhi removes fighter planes from the forward bases, Dawn reported on Friday.“The Indian government approached asking us to open the...

‘No question’ of privatising Railways, says Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Union Railway minister, Piyush Goyal on Friday said that there was  “no question” regarding the privatisation of India Railways. However, he said that the ministry would invite investments from private parties for new projects  “in...

Intense turbulence hit flight; 37 injured

Hawaii: At least 37 passengers and flight crew members were injured, in intense turbulence that struck an Air Canada flight to Australia on Thursday and sent unbuckled passengers flying into the ceiling, leaving dozens with...

Google to introduce “Shoelace”, a new social media platform

New York: After the failure of Orkut and Google Plus, technological giant Google is going to introduce Shoelace, a new social media platform. It is being trialled in New York. The app aims to help...

Friday Releases: Samvritha Sunil’s come back in Sathyam Paranja Vishwasikuvo

Movies going to be released tomorrowMalayalamMarconi MathayiMarconi Mathayi is an upcoming Malayalam film directed by Sanil Kalathil. Vijay Sethupathi. The movie is directed by Sanil Kalathil and will feature Vijay Sethupathi, Jayaram,...

Water in 1,186 blocks ‘over-exploited’, Centre tells LS

New Delhi: Groundwater levels in various parts of the country are reducing because of continuous withdrawal and 1,186 blocks have been categorised as 'over- exploited', Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday, reports PTI."Groundwater levels in...

Foreign Funding Case: CBI raids houses of Indira Jaising, Anand Grover

New Delhi: CBI is raiding the houses of senior lawyers Indira Jaisingh and her husband Anand Grover.  The CBI had accused both of them of violating a law on foreign funding. The issue is related...

India’s population will surpass China’s by 2027 says United Nations report

United Nations: The population of India will surpass that of China by 2027, says a United Nations report. India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050 and remain the most populated...

Stop Bulldozing State Governments, Opposition protests at Parliament

Delhi: Condemning the involvement of BJP in the recent crisis in Goa and Karnataka legislative assemblies, Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Anand Sharma conducted a protest in front of Gandhi statue in...

‘Why is BJP in a hurry to capture all states?’ asks Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading in Karnataka and claimed that rebel Congress lawmakers of the southern state were locked up in Mumbai, reports NDTV.She also...

Helmet made compulsory for back seat passengers, Kochi responds

Kochi: As per the direction of the Road Safety Committee, appointed by Supreme Court, pillion rider now has to wear a helmet while travelling. Seat belts are also made compulsory for those sitting in the...

UP Mining Scam: Ex-SP minister Prajapati, 4 IAS officers booked by CBI

Uttar Pradesh: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday booked two more fresh cases against  Ex-SP minister Prajapati and 4 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers on the UP mining scam issue.They also carried out searches...

Congress faces major set back in Goa, 10 out of 15 MLA’s join BJP

Goa: After a major political crisis in Karnataka in the Congress-JDS government, Congress faces a setback in Goa, as 10 of its 15 MLA's approached the speaker wanting to join BJP. This disaster has emerged...

India out of Cricket World Cup, New Zealand enters finals

Manchester: The much celebrated Indian top-order failed to make a mark on a day it mattered the most. The Indian team lost to New Zeland by 18 runs in the semifinals of Cricket World Cup.This...

Footpath becomes Parking Space near District Hospital Ernakulam

Kochi: Illegal parking has been reported in front of the causality of District Hospital, Ernakulam. People are parking their vehicles under the "NO PARKING" board put by police. Police have not yet taken any action...

Body of the drowned fisherman found near Njarakkal

Vypeen: The search for the fisherman who went missing near GoShree bridge on Monday evening concluded on the third day as the body was found near Njarakkal area on Wednesday.  Bhageerathan, 52 a resident of...

Dengue Under control in Kochi, says officials

Kochi: Dengue fever which was being reported in Ernakulam for past one month, is now under control, informed the officials. It was reported that around 34 people were suffering from dengue fever. The health department was...

Order to connect students’ social media accounts with colleges not compulsory, says Centre

Delhi:Denying the allegation that MHRD wants to monitor college students’ social media accounts, secretary R Subrahmanyam informed that the said order is not compulsory. Earlier, MHRD had issued an order to colleges asking them to...

‘List steps taken to control honor killing,’ Madras High Court to Tamil Nadu Govt.

Chennai: The Madras High Court, on Tuesday, directed the Tamil Nadu government to give an explanation within 10 days, regarding the steps taken to curb caste-based "honour" killing.  The court was acting on its own, based...

Ticket to fly abroad costs Rs.18,000 crores for Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyal

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to permit Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal to leave India and asked the response of the Centre on his plea challenging a lookout circular issued against him. The...

Dalit man killed by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A Dalit man was allegedly hacked to death by his upper-caste wife’s relatives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district on Monday night, PTI reported. Eight men, including his father-in-law, have been booked for murder and are...

I will not bear this at any cost, I will get Sanjiv back, says...

Mumbai: Shweta Bhatt, wife of former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt said he was being targeted for speaking against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She was addressing media and activists as a part of their ‘Campaign for Justice’ in Mumbai...