Lingayat seers' massive convention on July 25 to exert pressure on BJP

Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Amid intense speculation about a possible leadership change in Karnataka, several seers of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community on Friday decided to organise religious heads convention on Sunday (July 25) in what is seen as sending out a loud and clear messag...


Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)

Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked th...


Demand for admission in Chennai Corporation schools soars amid pandemic

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to people losing work, especially those who are self-employed or employed in private firms, there are some cases, where both the husband and wife have suffered from job losses, and here, their focus is on reducing their expe...


Maha floods: 100 killed; Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard pressed into service (Roundup)

Raigad (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) In a series of disasters, more than 100 people have been reportedly killed in a dozen hillslides, landslides, house-crashes and other incidents after torrential rains shook Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts, with the Army, Navy, Air Force an...


Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue

Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held ...

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40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Sikkim, 2 arrested

Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Forty children including 16 girls and two adults trafficked from Assam have been rescued in Sikkim and brought back here on Friday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.


Indian Navy to be part of 325th Russian Navy Day celebrations

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy will participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy and carry out maritime exercises with them to enhance military ties.


RBI raises loan limit to Directors on bank boards to Rs 5 cr

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the limit of loan that can be given by banks to a Director on the board of a bank to Rs 5 crore from the previous cap of Rs 25 lakh.


US, Russia to hold arms control talks next week

Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US and Russia will hold a Strategic Stability Dialogue on July 28 in Geneva, the State Department said on Friday.



Chahar, Sakariya efforts in vain as Sri Lanka win 3rd ODI (Ld)

Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (3/54) and left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya (2/34), who were making their ODI debut, put in spirited performances but could not stop Sri Lanka from winning the third and final ODI against India here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday....


Thousands ofdead fish found floating in Yamuna

Agra, July 23 (IANS) People living along Yamuna river bank in Agra were shocked to see thousands of dead fish piled up along the ghats, early Friday.


Presidential palace to reopen for public from Aug 1

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases come down in the national capital, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has decided to reopen its complex and museum for the common citizens from August 1 onwards.


Quentin Tarantino feels son might like 'Kill Bill' when he turns 5

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has shared that he is open to letting his 17-months old son Leo, watch his movie "Kill Bill" when he turns five or six-years-old.

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.


India, Israel to collaborate in life sciences, agritech

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) India and Israel would collaborate in life sciences and agritech through an innovation bridge between the two countries, an official said on Friday.


'Garrm Coat' is very close to my heart, says Fawad Khan

New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) Actor Fawad Khan came to be recognised all across the subcontinent when the superhit web series 'Churails' established him as a scene-stealer. He will now be seen as the narrator of Rajinder Singh Bedi's classic story, 'Garrm Coat' in Zee Theatre's new series 'Yaar Jula...