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Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif may meet Chinese President Xi Jinping: Sources
International South Asia 03:38 PM

Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif may meet Chinese President Xi Jinping: Sources

Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) A meeting between Pakistan Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Chinese President Xi Jinping is on the cards during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, scheduled for September 15-16 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, diplomatic sources have confirmed.

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IANS NEWS POINT

'Lifetime Presidency of IOA' reminds mausoleum of first Chinese emperor: Delhi HC
National IANS Special Series 03:32 PM

'Lifetime Presidency of IOA' reminds mausoleum of first Chinese emperor: Delhi HC

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has observed that the provision of 'Lifetime Presidentship of IOA' reminded of the mausoleum of the first Emperor of China Qin Shi Huang, where terracotta soldiers were buried with the purpose of protecting the Emperor in his afterlife!

NATIONAL

Delhi-Dehradun Expressway construction enters final phase
National Politics 03:38 PM

Delhi-Dehradun Expressway construction enters final phase

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Delhi-Dehradun Expressway achieved a major milestone as the last 20km stretch passing through the eco-sensitive zone of Raja Ji National Park has witnessed the start of construction that includes the 340m Daat Kali tunnel.

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HINDI

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FREEDOM'S FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

Fiesty Annie Mascarene took on Travancore's Dewan, despite Gandhi's criticism
National Human Interest/Society 04:52 PM

Fiesty Annie Mascarene took on Travancore's Dewan, despite Gandhi's criticism

Her Master's degrees in History, Economics and Law gave Annie Mascarene (June 6, 1902 to July 19, 1963) the wherewithal to take on the powerful Dewan of Travancore, who wanted to keep the state outside of Independent India, to the extent that she brushed off Mahatma Gandhis criticism of her methods.

NEIGHBOURHOOD IN DISTRESS

Nawaz camp in London miffed with Shehbaz govt's economic policy
International NEIGHBOURHOOD 02:08 PM

Nawaz camp in London miffed with Shehbaz govt's economic policy

Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) An unusual clash ensued between the London PML-N and Islamabad PML-N on the economic handling of the Shehbaz Sharif government in Pakistan, which led to Nawaz Sharif leaving a party meeting that he was attending through a video link from London.

VIDEO FLASH

August 17, 2022

Himachal Pradesh: Landslides at Himland and Talland in Shimla

August 17, 2022

Mother Dairy and Amul increase milk price by Rs 2/litre

August 16, 2022

Kashmir: 7 killed, 32 injured in ITBP bus accident

DEEP-DIVE

TN Minister draws flak over appointment of Kalvi TV's CEO
National DEEP DIVE 01:58 PM

TN Minister draws flak over appointment of Kalvi TV's CEO

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has drawn flak over the reported appointment of a person with right-wing ties as the CEO of the government-run educational channel, Kalvi TV.

INTERNATIONAL

Alexei Navalny demands tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs
International Politics 02:00 PM

Alexei Navalny demands tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs

Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS) Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has called on the West to impose tougher sanctions on Russian oligarchs, as Moscow's war on Ukraine continues unabated.

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IANS PHOTO GALLERY

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs 'Parikrama' while paying tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death anniversary at Sadaiv Atal in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Photo: Qamar Sibtain/IANS)

New Delhi: Indian Army choppers shower flower petals on Air Force personnel during the flag off ceremony of its Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) expedition at National War Memorial in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)

Srinagar: A bus carrying ITBP personnel fell into a roadside river bed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam on Tuesday, leading to the deaths of four troopers, while several others were also injured.(Photo: Nisar Malik /IANS)

Patna: Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan administers the oath to RJD MLAs as Bihar Cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna, Monday, Aug 16, 2022 (Photo: IANS)

Nagaon:A dragonfly sits on a branch at a park in Nagaon District of Assam on August 16,2022.(Photo: Anuwar hazarika/IANS)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs 'Parikrama'
while paying tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his death
anniversary at Sadaiv Atal in New Delhi, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.
(Photo: Qamar Sibtain/IANS)
New Delhi: Indian Army choppers shower flower petals on Air
Force personnel during the flag off ceremony of its Mountain Terrain
Biking (MTB) expedition at National War Memorial in New Delhi,
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)
Srinagar: A bus carrying ITBP personnel fell into a roadside
river bed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pahalgam on Tuesday, leading to the
deaths of four troopers, while several others were also
injured.(Photo: Nisar Malik /IANS)
Patna: Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan administers the oath to
RJD MLAs as Bihar Cabinet minister during the swearing-in ceremony at
Raj Bhawan in Patna, Monday, Aug 16, 2022 (Photo: IANS)
Nagaon:A dragonfly sits on a branch at a park in Nagaon District of
Assam on August 16,2022.(Photo: Anuwar hazarika/IANS)

BUSINESS

Samsung logs over 50K pre-bookings for new foldable phones in India
Business Science/Technology 03:26 PM

Samsung logs over 50K pre-bookings for new foldable phones in India

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Samsung has witnessed a robust demand for its fourth-generation of foldables in India, registering more than 50,000 pre-bookings for Galaxy Fold4 and Galaxy Flip4, Raju Pullan, Senior Vice President and Head of MX sales at Samsung India, said on Wednesday.

SPORTS

Dates for rescheduled Asian Para Games announced
Sports Other Sports 03:42 PM

Dates for rescheduled Asian Para Games announced

Hangzhou (China), Aug 17 (IANS) The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Hangzhou Asian Para Games Organising Committee (HAPGOC), the local organising committee, on Wednesday announced that the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games, originally scheduled to be held in October th...

Pakistan to host 10 Test nations between 2023-27 apart from Asia Cup 2023, Champions Trophy 2025
Sports Cricket 03:26 PM

Pakistan to host 10 Test nations between 2023-27 apart from Asia Cup 2023, Champions Trophy 2025

Lahore, Aug 17 (IANS) In the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27 cycle, released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Pakistan are scheduled to play around 238 days of international cricket during the four-year period comprising 27 WTC matches (13 home and 14 away), 47 O...

SHOWCASE

Naya J&K: Amit Shah leads from front, martyrs honoured after 32 years
General SHOWCASE 11:44 AM

Naya J&K: Amit Shah leads from front, martyrs honoured after 32 years

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) For 32-years martyrs, who sacrificed their lives to keep the Tiranga flying high in Jammu and Kashmir, were unsung heroes as the former rulers didn't spare any thought for them. However, in 'Naya J&K' sacrifices of martyrs are being remembered and their names...

SPOTLIGHT

K'taka mulls opening of fuel pump stations run by prisoners
General Spotlight 03:18 PM

K'taka mulls opening of fuel pump stations run by prisoners

Bengaluru, Aug 17 (IANS) Karnataka Police are mulling establishing fuel pump stations run by prisoners across the state on lines of Andhra Pradesh, sources in the Prison Department confirmed on Wednesday.

IANS VIDEO GALLERY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Meta, NCW partner Farhan Akhtar's MARD to boost for women safety online
Science/Technology Technology 02:38 PM

Meta, NCW partner Farhan Akhtar's MARD to boost for women safety online

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Meta and the National Commission for Women (NCW) on Wednesday partnered with actor Farhan Akhtar's MARD (Men against Rape and Discrimination), to announce the launch of a reporting campaign "Don't Hesitate, Do Report, Stay Safe" to improve the online safety ...

IANS Life

  • World Photography Day
    General IANS Life 01:40 PM

    World Photography Day

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) A day to celebrate the creativity and nuances of photography that have mesmerised us for years. Photography is a timeless medium of storytelling that beautifully captures the authenticity of time, emotions, culture, history, and more.

  • DAG presents March to Freedom
    General IANS Life 01:34 PM

    DAG presents March to Freedom

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) Independent art gallery in India, DAG has promoted contemporary Indian art all round the world for the past 25 years.

  • The Ghost Chef
    General IANS Life 01:32 PM

    The Ghost Chef

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) Most of us have had days where we can't see ourselves stepping out for a meal, or stepping into kitchen and prepare something to eat. On days when cooking seems like a chore and you need a day off, Mumbai's newest cloud kitchen - The Ghost Chef take center stage.

  • Effect of rom-coms on real-life dating
    General IANS Life 01:30 PM

    Effect of rom-coms on real-life dating

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) Once upon a time, a girl and a guy locked eyes; they fell in love and lived happily ever after. Even with the odds against them, everything works out in the end. That is what every romantic comedy wants you to believe. Is life that simple?

  • Discovering the next generation of Indian beauty brands
    General IANS Life 01:26 PM

    Discovering the next generation of Indian beauty brands

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) A first of its kind nonequity grant program,, Beauty&You India, created by The Estee Lauder Companies (ELC) and NYKAA, looks to discover, spotlight, and propel the next generation of Indian beauty brands.

  • PVR cinemas celebrates 25 years in cinema entertainment
    General IANS Life 01:26 PM

    PVR cinemas celebrates 25 years in cinema entertainment

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) The largest movie theatre chain in India, PVR Cinemas, just celebrated 25 illustrious years in business. PVR started the multiplex revolution in India in 1997 and has since wowed moviegoers throughout the nation by reinventing what it means to experience the best cinema.

  • Sippin on some rum cocktails
    General IANS Life 12:18 PM

    Sippin on some rum cocktails

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) Even though you might not be at a beach or a bar to enjoy a rum cocktail, spirit lovers (21 and older) can toast at home with these delicious cocktail recipes.

  • Is snacking in India becoming too expensive?
    General IANS Life 12:12 PM

    Is snacking in India becoming too expensive?

    New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANSlife) Snacking is inherent to India's cultural ethos, and whether it becomes too expensive or not it'll always be loved. As a sector, snacking in India has made a 360-degree transformation since the pandemic began. While before this event, India was on a get-healthy trip of low snacking and daily exercise regime, the series of enforced lockdowns drastically affected the population's morale, leading to heightened amount of stress and everyone resorting to their old ways of comfort such as snacking. Snacking grew so majorly that it changed India's eating norms, by 2020 -- instead of having three meals daily, we had become a multiple snacking cultures. Many studies agreed that the pandemic had led to considerable expansion in the category volumes, and, even after returning to pre-Covid living conditions, a slowdown in snacking was unlikely.

  • Ways to reduce plastic use as a family
    General IANS Life 12:02 PM

    Ways to reduce plastic use as a family

    New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANSlife) As parents one thing we need to vouch for is to provide children with a cleaner and greener environment to live happily and to raise healthy kids of their own. And what steps can we take to ensure our kids of this green future? Ask yourself this question, it matters.

  • 6 lesser-known landmarks to add to your travel list
    General IANS Life 11:54 AM

    6 lesser-known landmarks to add to your travel list

    New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANSlife) As India celebrates its 75th anniversary of independence, it's time to look back and explore the lesser-known places that epitomise India's patriotic zeal. Booking.com has compiled a list of locations that played an important role in India's freedom struggle but have since faded to the margins or been lost in the pages of history. Visit these places and celebrate this national holiday with zeal and glory, from Mahatma Gandhi's memorial atop a hill in Vijayawada to Rani Laxmibai's land in Jhansi.

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