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Dalai Lama declares support for global climate strike

Tens of thousands of students across the globe staged protests, calling for urgent action on climate change ahead of the UN climate summit.

Italy set to join European military intervention force

The French-led initiative was formed in June 2018 and was proposed the previous year by Macron, who has called for a European army.

Experts panel is analysing cause of Vikram’s failure

The lander was also carrying a rover Pragyan which was to roll down from Vikram if it had soft-landed instead of the crash landing.

GST relief for FIFA under-17 Women’s WC 2020

The Women's under-17 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to be held in Odisha in November next year.

US dollar rises on positive economic outlook

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, rose 0.25 per cent at 98.5200 in late trading.

Union Home Ministry announces the Sardar Patel National Unity Award

In a notification issued on Friday, the ministry said the decoration shall be conferred by the President by a 'Sanad' (certificate) "under his hand and seal".

Brazil opens it’s consulate in Bengaluru

As a few Brazilian firms are in Bengaluru and a couple of the city-based companies have subsidiaries in Brazil, the consulate will promote two-way trade between the countries.

Flavoured e-cigarettes can worsen asthma

The researchers didn't analyse the liquids directly, to confirm what they contained, however there is evidence from previous research that flavours categorised as "buttery/creamy" and "cinnamon", which likely include "Banana Pudding" and "Cinnacide", respectively, are toxic.

Global climate March conducts in Pakistan

Celebrities as well as leaders, including Senator Sherry Rehman, have called on people to participate in the climate march.

Sourav Ganguly inaugurates ‘Pavilion’- first cricket-themed restaurant

This rich and massive collection of cricket memorabilia has been collected by Moin Bin Moksud over a period of twenty years.

Twitter purges over 10,000 propaganda accounts in 6 nations

The micro-blogging platform has permanently suspended DotDev, and all accounts associated with them.

Tax cuts may impact fiscal deficit, capex: Economists

The effective tax rate for these companies shall be 25.17 per cent inclusive of surcharge and cess.

Tax sops to boost stock market for Modi’s US trip: Rahul Gandhi

The total revenue loss for the reduction in corporate tax rate and other relief is estimated at Rs 1,45,000 crore.

Scientists reconstruct face of another human ancestor

To test the method the researchers developed, they first applied it to two species whose anatomy is known: the Neanderthal and the chimpanzee.

Kerala Congress warns Pinarayi Vijayan

Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that everyone knows Vijayan's role in the case.

Finance Ministry cut down corporate taxes

The sharp tax rate cut has been announced even as revenue collection on account of both direct and indirect taxes are far below expectations.

Afganisthan Bomb Blast; death toll rises to 39

There has been a surge in militant attacks in Afghanistan in the past few weeks ahead of the presidential election on September 28.

Chinmayanand confesses to crime, SIT doesn’t book him for rape

The police have booked Chinmayanand under Sections 376c (intercourse by a person of authority), 354 D (stalking), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

Yechury accuses Modi govt of crony capitalism, calls it a ‘circus’

The Communist Party of India-Marxist leader also hit out at the government's announcement on Friday to cut corporate tax to fuel investment in the manufacturing sector.

“Mission Neymar is possible,” says Enrique Tombas

Neymar's possible return to the La Liga club seemed to be imminent during the summer transfer market but never came to fruition.

Pak-British author stripped of award for pro-Palestine views

The German city of Dortmund had announced earlier this month that this year's Nelly Sachs Prize would go to the British Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie.

The White House has withdrawn its pick to lead the FEMA

Trump is expected to pick acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor as his next nominee.

Pakistan is having alarming number of reported dengue cases

Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been badly hit by the disease, while 43 cases were notified in Punjab from other provinces.

CBI chargesheets 27 in Kerala BMS leader’s murder case

According to the CBI, the charge sheet mentions about 130 witnesses, 112 documents and the weapons used in the assault.

No govt ration if one fails to pay electricity bills

No application relating to any welfare scheme of government including distribution of subsidised ration would be entertained if the resident has not paid his/her electricity bill

Ranveer Singh gets his wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Ranveer made the announcement while receiving an award at IIFA 2019 here on Wednesday.

Snowden’s much awaited memoir ‘ Permanent Record’ releases

Snowden himself has been involved with the design and creation of some of these through his work heading the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and empowering public-interest journalism.

Blood Lipid Changes at Age 8 in Kids Genetically Prone to Diabetes

Data was taken once in childhood -- at 8 years old, twice in adolescence aged 16 and 18 years and once in young adulthood aged 25 years.

Human-Elephant conflict is increasing in Chhattisgarh

Wildlife experts believe that protecting large tracts of forest will help conserve the jumbos and bring down incidents of human-pachyderm conflict.

Rising onion prices bring tears to eyes

According to traders, the onion prices have gone up due to the fall in its stock which in turn has affected the supply to wholesale markets.

IIT-M hosts the first meeting of Space Technology Cells

The ISRO and the Central government's Department of Space have established and operated the Space Technology Cells for over three decades in IIT-M, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, and Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, to carry out focused research in space-related technologies

UNSC fails to adopt resolution on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

A draft resolution needs at least nine positive votes, on the condition of no negative votes from the five permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US -- to pass.

Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya bans from International Cricket for 1 year

Dananjaya will be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year period.

Delhi become the first state having 95% CNG-powered industries

The report says only 85 industries were yet to be made CNG-adaptive and CNG-operational.

Singer Nikhil Dsouza has come out with his first solo non-film Hindi song

He has also written his own songs in English.

Cristiano Ronaldo looking for McDonald’s girl, who fed him free burgers as a kid

He also rued the fact that his father, who died when the star footballer was just 20, never got to enjoy his success.

India must develop indigenous cutting-edge technologies to save precious foreign exchange, Defence Minister Rajnath...

On September 17, addressing the annual session of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers in New Delhi, Singh had said that the aim is to make India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024 and take it to USD 10 trillion by 2030-32

Realme and Samsung have the lowest return rates among all smartphone brands in India,...

The lowest return rates are determined by the first visit to the brand's service centre within the first six months of purchase, for either repair or replacement, by both online as well as offline buyers.

Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen its growth slow down to 13.5 percent

While reigning champions Mumbai Indians continued to top the charts for the fourth time with an 8.5% increase in brand value at Rs 809 crores

Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpayee urge Indians to take part in Global Climate Strike

Several Bollywood stars have protested the Mumbai civic body's decision to cut down 2,700 trees of Aarey Colony to accommodate a proposed Metro car shed project.

Bajrang Punia and Ravi Kumar Dahiya blocks two quotas for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

He had defeated David Habat of Slovakia 3-0 in the pre-quarterfinals. Earlier in the day, Punia kicked off his campaign with a 9-2 win over Poland's Krzysztof Bienkowski.

IDBI Bank approves preferential issues to LIC and Govt

The board of directors, at a meeting on September 19, approved the proposal for preferential issue of capital to the government and LIC aggregating up to Rs 4,557 crore and Rs 4,743 crore, respectively, subject to regulatory approvals, if any

Indias doubles pair of G. Sathiyan and A. Sharath Kamal entered the quarterfinals of...

Earlier, after receiving a first-round bye, the Indians had accounted for Jordan's Abo Yaman Zaid and Aldmaizy Zeyad 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 in the round of 32.

Apple will use recycled rare earth materials in new iPhones

Apple is also using recycled cobalt from iPhone batteries recovered by its disassembly robot "Daisy" combined with scrap from final assembly sites for brand-new Apple batteries.

Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark

The iWrite shortlist will be announced on December 15 on the JBM website.

Instagram bans the promotion of cosmetic surgery and weight-loss products

The results suggest that the marketing of unhealthy foods, via vloggers' Instagram pages, increases children's immediate energy intake.

Usage of E-cigarette among US kids doubled in 2 years

In 2019, the prevalence of past month nicotine vaping was more than one in four students in Class 12, one in five in Class 10 and one in 11 in Class 8.

Washington to challenge plan to block stricter vehicle emission

Inslee said Washingtonians deserve better than Trump's "dangerous anti-environment policy".

Game of Mahjong can reduce depression, says study

Specifically, urban residents who played mahjong, a popular strategy game, were less likely to feel depressed.

On October 2, Mahatma to ‘return to life’ at UNESCO

UNESCO MGIEP is a category 1 research in education institute integral to UNESCO. It is supported largely by the MHRD, and is the only UNESCO category 1 institute in the Asia Pacific Region

Married CEOs more likely to support hiring of women

"We found a significant drop in average corporate social responsibility results when a company transitioned from a married to an unmarried CEO," Hegde said.

Vinesh Phogat wins bronze at World Championships, secures 2020 Tokyo Games

Vinesh beat two-time world bronze medalist Maria Prevolaraki of Greece by fall in the bronze medal bout of 53 kg freestyle category.

Virat Kohli wins toss, decides to bowl against SA

"The boys are hungry to play. We have three debutants. Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin and Temba Bavuma comes in at No. 3."

Shyam Ramsay known for cult horror films passes away

Shyam, as part of the Ramsay brothers, made films like "Veerana", "Purani Haveli" and "Andhera".

#WeMetOnTwitter trends, Single people strike back with memes

The trending hashtag with a heart emoji has now inspired funny memes and also triggered some hilarious reactions on social media.

Leh to soon get a cricket and sports academy announces Anurag Thakur

Thakur said he firmly believed sports help in building character and thus "I propose to set up a cricket and sports academy in Leh to ensure that youth of the region gets equal opportunity and a platform to excel".

Gaganyaan Mission: DRDO to provide critical technologies

New Delhi: India's premier defence research organisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will provide critical technologies for India's first manned mission to space, set to be undertaken before the 75th year of Independence. On...

Lobby groups, trade unions slug it out on e-cigarettes ban

New Delhi: Supporters of a ban on e-cigarettes and those lobbying for their sale in the country have come face-to-face. Voluntary Association of Trade Representatives of ENDS in India (TRENDS) has rebuffed the claims by various...

Guru Randhawa to make his debut at Milan Fashion Week

Milan: Indian singer Guru Randhawa is thrilled to see new fashion trends first hand and dig into "some good food" at the Milan Fashion Week, which he will be attending for the first time this...

Sleep disruption affects metabolism, says research

London: Lack of sleep can be harmful as it can make participants feel less full after eating and metabolise the fat in food differently, says a study, adding to the mounting evidence that how harmful...

Indian railways to install HOG to combat sound pollution

New Delhi: Travelling in trains will become more silent and eco-friendly, as the Indian Railways is going to replace the two generator cars placed on either side of the trains with Head On Generation (HOG)...

Misbah’s diet plan: No more Biriyani, Junk Food for Pakistani Players

Reportedly Misbah took the decision to help his team achieve the much-required fitness. However, netizens trolled development through their jokes and memes on various social media platforms.

Dual GST rates for lotteries gives undue advantage to Kerala says Assam Finance Minister

New Delhi: Days before the meeting of the GST Council, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has disapproved of differential rates for lotteries saying it was hurting northeastern states. Further, the dual GST rates for lotteries...

“Solution for Pollution”, Amitabh Bachachan appreciates Mumbai Metro

Amitabh on Tuesday tweeted: "Friend of mine had a medical emergency, decided to take METRO instead of his car. Came back very impressed said was faster, convenient and most efficient. Solution for Pollution. Grow more trees, I did in my garden. Have you?"

Bengal requests BCCI CoA to allow 70-year-olds to vote

The Lodha Panel had made it clear in its recommendations that those who have attained 70 years, will not be allowed to be a part of BCCI or any state association as administrator. While state associations had tried to request the Supreme Court to relax the age-bar, the SC refused to relax the clause.

Official poster of ” Ghost” released

The makers released the posters at 6.6.6 pm staying true to the eerie three-digit connect of 666 with the devil.

Shoaib Akhtar joins online campaign to demand justice for Nimrita Kumari

Islamabad: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has joined the online campaign to demand justice for Nimrita Kumari. The campaign was started after the body of the final year student was recovered from her hostel room...

Telangana HC orders against demolition of Errum Manzil

Hyderabad: In a jolt to the Telangana government, the Telangana High Court on Monday directed it not to demolish the Errum Manzil, a heritage structure, for construction of a new Assembly building. The court struck down...

Chanu wish to take part in Olympics World Weightlifting C’ship

Pattaya: Ace weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will aim to seal an Olympic spot when she leads the Indian challenge at the World Weightlifting Championship, starting here on Wednesday. Chanu had won the gold in the 48kg...

AI application to boost Indian tourism

Kochi: A major international summit here next week will take up the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies in the tourism industry. For the two-day event, which will start on September 26, the Kerala...

New cancer treatment prevents hair loss from chemotherapy

London: A novel method discovered recently by a group of researchers, including one of Indian-origin, shows how hair loss from chemotherapy can be prevented during cancer treatment in patients, arguably one of the most psychologically...

Kerry Katona proudly posts a photo which shows stretch marks

Los Angeles: After slamming trolls for posting abusive comments on her bikini picture, singer Kerry Katona is back with a new post in which is seen proudly flaunting her stretchmarks and cellulite. The mother of five...

Taking paracetamol during pregnancy leads to behavioral problems of baby, says research

London: Women who take paracetamol during pregnancy are at risk of having children with behaviour problems, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, examined whether there were any effects of taking...

Electronic Vehicle Policy will save Rs 6000 crore fuel price

New Delhi: As part of the Delhi's draft electric vehicle (EV) policy, the city will need around 500,000 new EVs in the next five years and it will help save Rs 6,000 crore in oil...

NASA receives two Emmy Awards for interactive programming

Washington: NASA has won two Emmy Awards for interactive programming for its coverage of a Mars mission and the agency's first test of a spacecraft that will help bring crewed launches to the International Space...

Ola will expand it’s bike service to 150 cities within an year

New Delhi: Ride-hailing giant Ola on Thursday announced the expansion of its Ola Bike service to 150 cities across the country while planning to grow its presence three times in the next 12 months. With Ola...

Legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away

Agartala: Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105. "Kamalprabha Devi had been staying with her younger daughter in Nagaon. She was suffering...

England Football team will prepare a plan of action to respond to racist behaviour...

  London: The England football team will meet to "prepare" a plan of action on how to respond to racist behaviour of fans before their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria on October 14. England manager Gareth Southgate...

“It’s an honour to represent the country, donning the blue or white” : Shubman...

New Delhi: Soon after getting his maiden call-up for the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa starting October 2, Shubman Gill said it's an honour to represent the country, donning the blue or white. "Be it...

Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected; research...

  Bengaluru: Technology is making the Indians feel much younger, healthier and more emotionally connected, with 91 per cent respondents believing that smart devices, such as computers and smart displays are having a positive impact on...