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Centre aims to double non-rice summer crop output to 5 mn tonnes (3 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday said it has aimed to increase the output of summer crops, barring rice, to 5 million tonnes this year by boosting the production of pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds.

Rahul congratulates CA topper Shadab Hussain (7 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday extended his best wishes to CA exam topper Shadab Hussain, who cleared the exam in the very first attempt.

Instagram denies limiting reach of posts to 7% (9 minutes ago)
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Amidst viral user claims accusing Instagram's algorithms of limiting the reach of posts to just 7 per cent on its platform, the photo-messaging app took to Twitter to deny the claims.

Not going back to era of ballot papers: Chief Election Commissioner (11 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Rejecting the demand of major opposition parties, the Election Commission on Thursday ruled out going back to the era of ballot papers and asserted it cannot be "bullied or coerced" into discarding the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs.

China not aware of Xi's reported travel plans to India (13 minutes ago)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China on Thursday was non-committal on the news reports about President Xi Jinping travelling to India in the next two months.

Chinese scientists clone 5 gene-edited monkeys (13 minutes ago)
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) In a breakthrough, Chinese researchers have cloned five monkeys from a gene-edited macaque that had circadian rhythm disorders associated with depression, diabetic, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

I'm very gender neutral: Meghna Gulzar (17 minutes ago)
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, daughter of renowned lyricist and poet Gulzar and actress Rakhee, says she is a gender neutral person.

Gomti riverfront project: ED raids on in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP (17 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday searched over 10 places in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Rs 1,500 crore Gomti riverfront development project in Lucknow.

'Suits' to wrap with season nine (19 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Gabriel Macht's "Suits" has been renewed for Season 9 - the shows last.

iKeva to open 15 new co-working centres (25 minutes ago)
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Co-working space provider iKeva on Thursday announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount from Meenakshi Group to set up 15 new centres in the next 12 months and strengthen its robust back-end processes and technology.

Japan to fund Bangladesh's first underground railroad (29 minutes ago)
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Japan has agreed to provide loans to construct Bangladesh's first underground railroad, the media reported on Thursday.

Sensex down 46 points,rupee gains (Lead) (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Sensex declined 46 points and the Nifty traded marginally over the 10,800 mark during the afternoon trade session on Thursday over concerns of global growth and the ongoing earnings' season.

Chris Hemsworth to launch his own health app (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth will be coming out with his own health and fitness app named Centr.

Bezos' Blue Origin launches NASA payloads into sub-orbital space (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) Amazon chief Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin's rocket successfully completed its 10th uncrewed test flight, bringing NASA-sponsored payloads into sub-orbital space for a few minutes of microgravity testing.

Novel test could guide personalised treatment for children with cancer (14:08)
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Researchers have used a new test for analysing paediatric tumours that may one day guide personalised treatment for children with cancer, according to new research.

Dr. Reddy's launch Propofol Injectable Emulsion in US market (14:08)
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Thursday announced the launch of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, in the US market.

DA case: Virbhadra Singh's plea transferred to another bench (13:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday transferred to another bench the plea of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife challenging a trial court's order directing that charges be framed against them in a disproportionate assets case.

Pakistan SC to hear petition against Aasia Bibi's acquittal (13:52)
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday fixed January 29 for hearing a review petition over its decision to overturn Christian woman Aasia Bibi's conviction in a blasphemy case.

British-era Kalka-Shimla rail track facing threat (13:46)
By Vishal Gulati
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) Chugging its way through history all the way to achieving a Unesco World Heritage tag, the British-era narrow gauge Kalka-Shimla rail track is facing threats - all of them man-made.

Over 55% PC apps running out-of-date software globally: Report (13:30)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) More than half (55 per cent) of the personal computer (PC) applications installed worldwide are obsolete, thus making the users and their personal data vulnerable to security risks, a new research from global cybersecurity company Avast said.

Goals by Cavani, Di Maria qualify PSG for French Cup Round of 16 (13:30)
Paris, Jan 24 (IANS) Goals by Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and Argentinian Angel di Maria gave defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 victory over Strasbourg, qualifying them for the Round of 16 in the French Cup.

India-Bangladesh to finalise new waterway: Tripura CM (13:30)IANS Photo Service
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Thursday that Indian and Bangladesh officials will finalise various aspects of a proposed waterway between the two countries.

Extreme heatwave in Australia kills 90 wild horses (13:26)
Canberra, Jan 24 (IANS) At least 90 wild horses were killed due to an extreme heatwave in Australia.

We can't forget Roshan Seth, Saeed Jaffrey: Actress Freida Pinto (13:26)
By Durga ChakravartyIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The international visibility for Indian talent has grown manifold over the past few years, more so in the last decade since Freida Pinto shot to global fame with Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire". But the actress does not want to take credit for opening the floodgates.

200 employees moved out of Apple's electric car project (13:26)
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Apple this week sent out over 200 employees from its electric car project codenamed "Titan" to different parts of the company, CNBC reported on Thursday.

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