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Thursday, November 14, 2019

#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.

Make data open, accessible as electricity says Microsoft President Brad Smith

"And it is not that the government will move too fast. It is that they will be too slow. Technology innovation is not going to slow down. The work to manage it needs to speed up."

Three positive possibilities to look forward to: Market Watch

The week has gone by with a trading holiday on Monday in India and the US and began trading on Tuesday on an extremely...

Scientific pursuits reduced to a grand circus, Rajiv Tyagi

 We have sunk to the deepest in our self-respect and self-image. Every little thing needs an investment in emotion, religious tomfoolery and communal polarization,...

We never know, we may hear – ‘hey I am here’...

Thiruvananthapuram: CEO of ICT Academy Kerala, Santhosh Kurup posted on Facebook about the setback of Chandrayaan-2, India's Mission to the Moon."We lost the communication to...

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...

‘Journalists charged with serious criminal cases’; Award winning journalist Neha Dixit...

Kochi/Delhi: With increasing attacks on journalists, today India ranks at 140 out of 180 countries on World Press Freedom Index. In January 2019, the Office...

When a caste conscious Dalit slaps a caste conscious ‘Kshatriya’: Article...

The movie Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, and Syanai Gupta among others and directed by Anubhav Sinha...

Netflix’s ‘Leila’: A gross reminder of future times

 Netflix India’s Leila is a story of Shalini (portrayed by Huma Qureshi) mother in search of her daughter in the backdrop of a totalitarian...

In conversation with Appupen

Appupen, the comic artist and the man behind Moonward, Brainded India, The legends of Halahala, and Aspyrus, lives a dual life. His alternate world...

US to End Preferential Trade Status for India by June 5

Washington: US president Donald Trump to end their preferential trade treatment for India by June 5. Trump had announced his intention to remove India from...

Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new Indian Navy chief

Delhi:Succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, Admiral Karambir Singh assumed charge as the new Indian Navy chief. His tenure will continue till November 2021. Admiral Karambir...

Tripura Police attack Ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. Northeastern states in India are currently...

NSA Ajit Doval’s son files criminal defamation against Caravan

New Delhi:NSA Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Caravan magazine for publishing a ‘defamatory’ article. Mr. Doval...

Oxfam’s 2018 report on India shows the widening of the rich...

Davos:Oxfam study on Monday has reported that in 2018 alone, India’s richest one perc increased their wealth by 39%. At the same time, the...

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an ally of BJP for 10 years, Quits...

“The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, an alliance party to the NDA for the last 10 years, would like to officially communicate to the chief convener...

Research Scholar protest: IISc hold 12 hour fast

Delhi:Research scholars from the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) participated in a 12-hours hunger strike is solidarity with research scholars were arrested in Delhi...

SC orders Kerala government to provide full protection to Bindu and...

New Delhi:Supreme Court today hearing the plea from Kanaka Durga and Bindu, the two women who were first to enter Sabarimala told the Kerala...

Thoothukudi student who asked Rajnikanth “Who are you?” arrested.

Thoothukudi:Thoothukudi student leader who asked Rajnikanth ‘Who are you?’ when he visited him in the hospital was arrested by police. The police said...

Son of BSF Jawan who complained about quality of food served...

New Delhi:The son of BSF Jawan, Tej Bahadur Yadav who made a viral video criticising the food that was served to security forces...

Trump’s latest appointment is ‘anti Muslim’: rights groups

Washington DC:Trump government’s new appointment of Charlie Kuperman as the new deputy national security adviser was condemned by American civil rights groups. The appointment...

Arrested twice by police, research scholars to continue protests

Delhi:Research scholars who were arrested during their protest on January 16, 2019, outside Sastri Bhavan announced that they will continue protests inside their respective...

SC to hear the plea by the women who entered Sabarimala

Delhi:The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has agreed to hear the plea by Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, the two women who made...

New project to protect snow leopards

A project called Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystem (SECURE) was sanctioned by the ministry of environment, forests...

Supreme Court relaxes stringent restrictions on dance bars

Mumbai:The Supreme Court has relaxed stringent restrictions that were imposed on dance bars in Maharashtra. The restrictions meant that no new licenses were granted...

2018 sixth warmest year in India: IMD

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared 2018 to be the sixth warmest year in its recorded history since it commenced recording weather events in...

Brexit: British PM Theresa May may face motion of no-confidence

London:The British PM Theresa May faced the worst defeat by a government in modern history after the Brexit deal she negotiated was voted down...

Meghalaya miners: Indian Navy divers spot one body

Shillong:Indian Navy divers have spotted the dead body of one of the 15 divers trapped inside the Meghalaya mines. The body was detected at...

2000 Research scholars demanding stipend arrested

Delhi:The police arrested more than 2000 research scholars on January 16, 2019, who were protesting outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development's headquarters in...

First plant on Moon: China grows a cotton plant on Moon

A small cotton shoot is growing on Moon inside a bucket like a container on board a Chinese lunar lander, Chang’e-4. Chongqing University, which...

One-third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

One-third of U.N. staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations on...

Jadavpur University students demand removal of Professor for sexist remarks

Kolkata:Students from Jadavpur university demand expulsion of professor Kanak Sarkar for his sexist Facebook post. Kanak Sarkar in his FB post had compared virgin...

Google doodle celebrates first Anglo Indian author

Google honoured Anglo-Indian traveller, Sake Dean Mahomed today with a special Google doodle. It was on this day exactly 225 years ago that Sake...

H D Kumaraswamy totally relaxed even as 2 MLAs exits ruling...

Bangalore:Karnataka politics is witnessing turmoil after Congress’ 5 lawmakers went missing and BJP taking all of its MLAs to a Hotel in Gurgaon, two...

Erdogan speaks to Trump; to set up security zone in...

Ankara /Washington:Turkish President Erdogan and Donald Trump spoke for the first time over the phone after Trump threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if...

BJP corporators gives ultimatum for removing Urdu signboards

Kalaburagi, Karnataka:BJP corporator Vithal Jadhav demanded the local administration to remove the signboard of Kalaburagi City Corporation where the Corporation name was written...

A study proposes 7 point plan to fight global environmental threats

London:A team of international researchers have proposed a seven-point plan that may help policy-makers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to fight global environmental...

Kanaka Durga, the first woman to enter Sabarimala and her mother-in-law...

Malappuram: Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who made history by entering Sabarimala temple was taken to hospital by police after she alleged that...

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine resigns

Abu Dhabi:Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has resigned after India crashed out of the ongoing AFC Asian Cup. India needed only a draw...

‘Operation Lotus’ : BJP flies it’s 101 MLAs to a Gurgaon...

Bangalore:The BJP shipped 101 out of its 104 MLAs to a 5-star hotel in Gurgaon amid allegations of horse trading late on January 14,...

Supreme Court observes Police encounters under Yogi government as a serious...

Delhi:The Supreme Court observed that a very serious issue had been raised after looking into a petition seeking a CBI probe into ‘1100...

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and 8 others chargesheeted

Delhi: Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and eight others chargesheeted on January 14, 2018. They were accused of organising alleged anti-national at Jawaharlal...

Pompeo and Mohammed bin Salman agree on the importance of de-escalation...

Riyadh:The US embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have agreed...

A Million dead fish causes environmental stink in Australia

Sydney:A million fish believed to have died along banks of a major river system in eastern Australia. The region is facing drought and New...

Alok Verma ouster: Judge Sikri turns down post-retirement offer

Delhi:Supreme Court judge AK Sikri, who was part of the selection panel that removed former CBI director Alok Verma has turned down a...

US President threatens to ‘devastate’ Turkey if Kurds are attacked

US: US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Iraq. The Turkish government has long criticised the...

3 Congress MLAs in hotel with BJP leaders

Bengaluru:Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has alleged that three Congress MLAs were in Mumbai hotel along with some BJP leaders. He alleged...

Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual assault

Mumbai:Bollywood director Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who worked with him during the movie Sanju. The woman alleged...

Dr. Kafeel Khan receives prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace...

Bangalore:Dr. Kafeel Khan who was continuously harassed by the Uttar Pradesh State Government and who was wrongly accused and even spent his time in...

Kerala government proposes to establish green belt in Idukki

Idukki:Kerala government is proposing to establish a green belt in Idukki along the Kerala-Tamilnadu border in order to recover the lost ecological wealth of...

CBCF forces Emraan Hashmi starter to change title

Mumbai:The CBCF has forced Emraan Hashmi starrer to change the title of their film. The original title of the film was 'Cheat India’ and...

Israel fires missiles towards Damascus

Jerusalem:Israel war planes have fired missiles towards the Syrian capital city of Damascus. Most of the missiles were shot down by Syrian air defence...

Scientific study proves most of Earth’s land endangered by humans

NewYork:More than half of the land was found to be critically endangered by a report submitted in a US-based journal, Global Change Biology. The...

France braces for fresh yellow vest protests

Paris:France is going to see fresh anti-government protests by yellow vest protesters. The central French city of Bourges is shuttering shops as the protesters...

Tripura police attack ambulance carrying injured protesters

Agartala:A shocking video of Tripura policemen attacking an ambulance carrying two injured protesters went viral this week. The Northeastern states are witnessing protests against...

Mismanagement of funds leads to poor quality education in M.P. tribal...

Bhopal:The underutilisation of funds allocated for education in tribal schools was found to be the reason behind poor pass percentage in tribal schools of...

IIT Mumbai students protest Citizen Amendment Bill

Mumbai:The students of IIT Mumbai are protesting Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB) after students from IIT Guwahati organised similar protests. Protests have raged across northeastern...

Kochi Biennale to organize fundraiser auction for flood relief

The state’s first live fundraiser art auction for the ongoing flood relief effort will be held this year on January 18 at the Kochi...

Myanmar Journalists remain jailed after loosing appeal

Myanmar court rejected an appeal by two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for breaking country’s Official Secret Act....

CBI Director Alok Verma resigns after being transferred by a PM...

The CBI director Alok Verma has resigned after he was removed from his post just 72 hours after being reinstated by the Supreme Court....

Oceans warming up faster than expected

A finding published in US journal Science has shown that the oceans are heating up faster than previously thought. The finding has debunked previous...

Trump threatens to declare national emergency

Donald Trump speaking to the Fox News has repeated his threat to declare a national emergency to acquire the requisite federal funds to build...

Manipur government asks for exemption from Citizen Amendment Bill

Manipur:The Manipur government has asked the central government to exempt it from the Citizen Amendment Bill (CAB). CAB was passed by Lok Sabha on...

Youth For Equality files plea challenging the reservation bill in Supreme...

Youth For Equality organisation, on Thursday, filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the bill which was introduced in Lok Sabha by the...

Air India serves stocked food from India during its International flight’s...

Air India has started stocking food items from India, on International flights, for using it on the return journey. According to a report from...

Resul Pookutty elected as Motion Pictures Sound Editors Guild of America...

Resul Pookutty, the 47-year-old sound designer and Oscar winner, has been selected as one of the board members of MPSE - Motion Pictures Sound...

Aam Aadmi chief Arvind Kejriwal opposes the economic reservation bill

Initially Aam Aadmi Party welcomed the bill to ensure 10% reservation for the economically weak, introduced by Modi led BJP government in Lok Sabha....

Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI director

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the CBI chief Alok Verma, cancelling the Central Vigilance Commission's October 23rd order that forced him to go...

Men live in Maharashtra and their wives give birth in Bihar:...

According to a report from Zeenews, Maharashtra BJP MLC, Suresh Dhas made a controversial remark on migrant labourers from Bihar, saying while their...

Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Congress demand action against BJP MLA Raja Singh

In Telangana, a BJP legislator refused to take oath as an MLA from the protem speaker, who is from the All India Majlis-e Ittehadul...

Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina, 71, chief of Awami League was sworn in as the new Prime minister of Bangladesh. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid administered the...

US House of Representatives lifts ban on head coverings on floor

The United State's House of Representatives has passed a rule that allows to worn head coverings on the House floor. The rule to lift...

Government employees to go on strike in Uttar Pradesh

40 lakh government employees in Uttar Pradesh will go on strike from February 6 demanding the restoration of old pension schemes as per a report...

MBBS student in Rajasthan accuses assistant professor of sexual assault

A first-year MBBS student of Bharatpur Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan has accused an assistant professor of sexual assault. She wrote a complaint to...

Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti demands action against bride’s virginity test

Seeking intervention of the Maharashtra government in stopping the practice of forced virginity test on newly married women of the Kanjarbhat community, the members...

People who feel unsafe and threatened in India should be bombed,...

According to a video released by the news agency ANI, Vikram Saini, the BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar said people who feel unsafe and threatened...

Trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister on YouTube missing, says Anupam...

The Bollywood actor Anupam Kher said that the trailer of his new film, The Accidental Prime Minister in which he has acted as former...

Thoothukudi Vedanta Sterlite Plant: Challenging the reopening order, Tamil Nadu government...

Challenging the National Green Tribunal's order of reopening the Vedanta Sterlite Plant at Thoothukudi, the Tamil Nadu government had approached the Supreme Court.On...

Madhya Pradesh Secretariat discontinues reciting of Vande Mataram on the first...

Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Kamal Nath had decided to skip previous BJP government's tradition of singing Vande Mataram in the secretariat on the first...

Uttar Pradesh government to impose cow welfare cess

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday gave an approval to impose 0.5 percent cow welfare cess on excise items. The government also sanctioned Rs....