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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, prominent writer a Kendriya Sahitya Akademi awardee and anti-superstition activist,...

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 hydro power by 2020 with the Indian government’s support.The 4,500-crore...

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 on August 17 evening. After a call was received by...

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 bench comprising S Manikumar and Justice Subramonium Prasad rejected the...

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’ from Tamil Nadu has been bestowed with the GI tag....

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 Minister Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited...

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 wildlife its theme for the Incredible India campaign for the...

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 now being built into and app, scan plants for signs...

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 test site in Pokhran on Friday.August 16, 2019, marks the...

“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 not serious about it, a Trump ally told on Thursday."Mr....

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 warrant issued by the Thamarassery Judicial First Class Magistrate Court.The...

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 for a two-year period, ending with the 2021 T20 World...

“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 as the Congress's interim chief, saying that a "democratic and...

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 rules to reduce the number of permits issued for climbing...

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 halls and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, reported The Hindu.According to the...

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 on August 15 and just within a few hours, the...

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 through twitter, with all the stakeholders to give “thrust to...

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 allegedly engaged in unauthorised streaming and distribution of movies and...

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 assistant is essentially a chatbot that is powered by the...

“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 and Kashmir was a tool of propaganda and not sincere."J&K...

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 serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash.According to local customs...

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 a brief lung-cum-heart ailment," said the actress' family.Vidya Sinha became...

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 pronouncing the judgement on Wednesday, it postponed the case to...

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 them the benefit of doubt. The incident was caught on...

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 depiction of the wheel with 24 spokes in the country’s...

‘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 film of the 21st edition of the Mumbai Film festival...

“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 this invitation but requested the “freedom to travel and meet...

“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 women and girls.'Jatayu' is the divine giant eagle that dies...

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 the party in the presence of its general secretary Ram...

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 ramps up its rhetoric against pro-democracy demonstrations in the financial...

‘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," said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan.The...

‘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 actor who plays female mythological characters such as Sita and...

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 the southern districts were not doing enough for the flood-affected...

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 that government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir...

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, died at the age of 67. She was one of...

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 fairy Maleficent with all her dark majesty, reported The Indian...

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. The average polling recorded was 72.62% after polls closed at...

“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, which could trigger a conventional war between Pakistan and India."This...

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 passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends,...

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 on a life support system, a statement from the hospital...

“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 the State’s people and leaders into confidence, reported The Hindu.“I...

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 series of protests calling for his release turned violent last...

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) will be conducted in September 2020. It is completely different...

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 Indian government and urged all stakeholders to maintain peace and...

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 basis, reported The Hindu.The Bench decided to hear the appeals...

‘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 straws to paper straws to promote the idea of go...

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 8. Linda Dessau, who was sworn in as Victoria's 29th...

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 outflow from reservoirs across the Krishna and its tributaries in...

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 protest against certain provisions of the National Medical Commission (NMC)...

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. The trailer features a scene where Jayam Ravi takes a...

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 President Xi Jinping in India in October."The visit on Monday...

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 law drafted by French President Emmanuel Macron’s government includes language...

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 & managing director of Coffee Day Enterprises, The Hindu.“She is already...

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 have been available in New Zealand for decades, but it...

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 to New Delhi.She was airlifted in an air ambulance, which...

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 Celestino Ruiz Vazquez was shot dead on Friday evening in...

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 titled Vikram Veda.Vikram Vedha draws inspiration from the folk tale of Raja...

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 and WhatsApp in 2014, and since then Facebook allowed these...

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 Tamil Nadu. The survey will be night, as they are...

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 in power supply in Thane and Palghar.Mumbai received 204 mm...

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 customers’ privacy, reported Yahoo Finance."A new policy took effect Friday...

“Always stay connected with the party workers who helped us,” says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians to always stay connected with the party workers who helped them win, PTI reported."The party was growing because of its legacy and...

A novel idea for organ transplantation mismanagement

Bengaluru: Pratik Mohapatra finds a solution for the Organ transplantation mismanagement through Artificial Intelligence. The 21-year-old engineering student from Bengaluru won the third position at Microsoft 2019 AI for Good Idea Challenge for his novel...

India expresses strong disagreement in UN’s report

New Delhi: India has strongly expressed its disappointment over UN chief Antonio Guterres for including in recent report situations in India that are neither armed conflicts nor a threat to international security and said such...

‘Machali Mata Yatra’ suspended due to security reasons

Sri Nagar: ‘Machail Mata Yatra’ which long for 43-days, in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir was suspended due to security reasons, officials said yesterday. Authorities told people not to start the yatra and those...

‘1917’ reveals the cruelty of World War I; trailer out

Hollywood: Upcoming Hollywood movie 1917 directed by of Sam Mendes reveals the chaos and urgency of World War I. The first trailer of the movie released last week.Soldiers duck for cover as bombs go off...

Nolan’s Tenet; Teaser out!

New York: The teaser of much-awaited Christopher Nolan’s 'Tenet' teaser was unveiled on Saturday. It appeared in Theatre screens. It has not been released in the online yet. Audiences attending preview screenings of the latest...

A dish named ‘Iyer chicken’ creates problems in Madhurai

Madurai: Milagu, a multi-cuisine restaurant in Madurai, dragged into controversy for naming a chicken dish as Iyer Chicken. A poster of the day's special meal  ‘Kumbakonam Iyer Chicken’ was displayed by the restaurant. The same...

RBI takes action against banks for not reporting fraud activities

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India fined four major banks in India for non-reporting of fraud activities. RBI has imposed a fine of Rs 1.5 crore on Oriental Bank of Commerce for the delay in reporting...

Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor sent back to his home country

Tuticorin: According to police reports, former Vice President of Maldives Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, who had sought political asylum in India, was sent back to his home country. On Thursday, he had reached India via...

Kerala journalist killed by ‘Drunk’ IAS officer’s car, govt orders probe

Thiruvananthapuram: A senior journalist was killed in a road accident near Museum Police Station, Thiruvananthapuram.It is alleged that the car was driven by Sriram Venkatraman IAS in an inebriated condition. He is also hospitalised. The...

Census 2021 will not include caste wise data

New Delhi: Census 2021 will not collect “caste wise” data as the ones collected in 2011 by UPA threw up about 40 lakh caste names that were difficult to tabulate, a senior government official said...

Ganguly wish to be Indian cricket coach

Kolkata: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Friday said he aspires to be India's cricket coach sometime in future but has no interest in the high-profile position at this point. The hunt is on for the...

UGC recommended 20 institutes for ‘Institute of Eminence’ status

New Delhi: The IITs Madras and Kharagpur, Delhi University, University of Hyderabad, Amritha Vishwa Vidyapeetham and VIT are among the 20 institutions recommended for the grant of the Institute of Eminence status by the University...

Official Trailer of Porinju Mariyam Jose Out!

Kochi: Porinju Mariyam Jose is an upcoming Malayalam movie, going to be released on 15th August. Yesterday the team released the official trailer of the movie in a grand function at LULU Mall Kochi. Superstars...

Journalist Ravish Kumar wins Ramon Magsaysay Award

New Delhi: NDTV's Ravish Kumar has been named for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for "harnessing journalism to give voice to the voiceless" and his "unfaltering commitment to a professional, ethical journalism of the highest...

Japan removes South Korea from white list

Tokyo: Japan's cabinet on Friday approved a plan to remove South Korea from a list of countries that enjoy minimum export controls, a move likely to escalate tensions fuelled by a dispute over compensation for...

Earthquake reported in Indonesia

Sumatra: Indonesian authorities urged coastal-dwellers to head for higher ground on Friday after a tsunami warning with potential for waves up to 3m (10 feet) following a powerful earthquake off the islands of Sumatra and...

How dare they have the audacity to assume that we’d be “upto something?”

Chennai: A same-sex couple were allegedly thrown out of a club by its management in Chennai over ‘inappropriate behaviour’. Rasika Gopalakrishnan and her friend, Shivangi Singh, were shown the door at Studio, a club at...

‘Saaho-The Game’ to be released soon

Hyderabad: Saaho, The upcoming multilingual film starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, is scheduled to be released on August 30. The team is active in the public through games and comics, before the release.According to a...