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In a first, Akhilesh supports Rahul
National Politics 08:20 AM

In a first, Akhilesh supports Rahul

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) In a move that could lead to political realignments in the coming months, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has expressed solidarity with senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who has been given a two-year jail term by a Gujarat court in a criminal defamation case for comments he made in Karnataka during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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IANS NEWS POINT

Missing sarus found, says UP forest officer
National Human Interest/Society 08:46 AM

Missing sarus found, says UP forest officer

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh forest officials claim to have found the sarus that had gone missing after being relocated to the Samaspur bird sanctuary in Rae Bareli.

NATIONAL

Half of startups in UP are headed by women
National Business 08:40 AM

Half of startups in UP are headed by women

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Nearly 50 per cent of the startups in Uttar Pradesh are headed by women, according to a government spokesman.

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HINDI

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FOCUS

Congress plans mega protests against Rahul's conviction
Focus General 10:30 PM

Congress plans mega protests against Rahul's conviction

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Following senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's conviction by a Surat court in a criminal defamation case on Thursday, the party has planned mega protests in the coming days, taking all like-minded parties along.

NEIGHBOURHOOD IN DISTRESS

SL President calls armed forces to maintain public order
International NEIGHBOURHOOD 03:06 PM

SL President calls armed forces to maintain public order

Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Amidst looming protests mainly over tax hikes and early elections, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called armed forces to maintain public order in a number of selected areas.

INSIGHT

23 years on, no justice for families of Nadimarg massacre victims
General Human Interest/Society 06:38 PM

23 years on, no justice for families of Nadimarg massacre victims

Twenty-three years ago, on this day in South Kashmir's Nadimarg village, 24 Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) were lined up and shot dead point blank by terrorists from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba. These included 11 men, 11 women and two children.

DEEP-DIVE

UN chief urges end to war on nature, commitment to sustainable development for children
DEEP DIVE International 02:16 AM

UN chief urges end to war on nature, commitment to sustainable development for children

United Nations, March 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an end to war against nature and for sustainable development for children.

INDIA ABROAD

Indian sentenced in US for distribution of child sexual abuse material
International Crime/Disaster/Accident 07:06 AM

Indian sentenced in US for distribution of child sexual abuse material

New York, March 24 (IANS) A 34-year-old cruise ship employee from Goa has been sentenced in a federal district court to 188 months in prison for distributing child sexual abuse material.

INTERNATIONAL

Unprecedented situation in Syria merits bold ideas: UN envoy
International Crime/Disaster/Accident 07:00 AM

Unprecedented situation in Syria merits bold ideas: UN envoy

United Nations, March 24 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, has said that the situation in Syria is so unprecedented that it calls for leadership, bold ideas and a cooperative spirit.

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IANS PHOTO GALLERY

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister G. Kishan Reddy with IGNCA chairman Ram Bahadur Rai during the 36th foundation day celebrations of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, in New Delhi on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)

Srinagar: Tulip flowers bloom at Asia's largest Tulip garden in Srinagar on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: Nisar Malik /IANS)

New Delhi: AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and AAP MP Sanjay Singh during a public meeting on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday March 23, 2023. (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Delhi airport from Surat after he was sentenced for two years in a criminal defamation case by Surat High Court over 'Modi' surname remark, in New Delhi on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: IANS)

Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai during the adoption of cows under Punyakoti Dattu Yojana organized by Karnataka Animal Welfare Board and Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, in Bengaluru on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: Dhananjay Yadav/IANS)

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister G. Kishan
Reddy with IGNCA chairman Ram Bahadur Rai during the 36th foundation
day celebrations of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, in New
Delhi on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)
Srinagar: Tulip flowers bloom at Asia's largest Tulip garden
in Srinagar on Thursday, March 23, 2023.  (Photo: Nisar Malik /IANS)
New Delhi: AAP national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and AAP MP Sanjay Singh during a public
meeting on the occasion of Shaheed Diwas at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
on Thursday March 23, 2023. (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/IANS)
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Delhi airport from
Surat after he was sentenced for two years in a criminal defamation
case by Surat High Court over 'Modi' surname remark, in New Delhi on
Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: IANS)
Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai during the adoption
of cows under Punyakoti Dattu Yojana organized by Karnataka Animal
Welfare Board and Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary
Services, in Bengaluru on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo: Dhananjay
Yadav/IANS)

BUSINESS

Madhav Sheth accepts global role at realme, new India head yet to be announced
Business Technology 08:34 AM

Madhav Sheth accepts global role at realme, new India head yet to be announced

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Madhav Sheth, VP realme and President, realme International Business Group, on Friday announced he is accepting a new global role at the company, after sources indicated he may quit as the tech brand is bringing a top Chinese executive to run its India bus...

SPORTS

Football: UEFA open investigation into FC Barcelona match-fixing accusations
Sports Football 11:54 PM

Football: UEFA open investigation into FC Barcelona match-fixing accusations

Madrid, March 23 (IANS) UEFA, the governing body of European football, confirmed on Thursday that they are to investigate payment made by FC Barcelona to a former vice-president of the Spanish referees' technical committee.

Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Sevilla winger Gil out of Spain squad with muscle problem
Sports Football 11:30 PM

Euro 2024 Qualifiers: Sevilla winger Gil out of Spain squad with muscle problem

Madrid, March 23 (IANS) Sevilla winger Bryan Gil has dropped out of the Spain squad for the forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Norway and Scotland, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Thursday.

SHOWCASE

Giant pizza chain pulls out of Italian market
General Human Interest/Society 06:38 AM

Giant pizza chain pulls out of Italian market

Rome, March 24 (IANS) One of the world's largest pizza chains, the US-based Domino's Pizza, has formally given up on its aspirations of gaining a foothold in the country that invented pizza.

SPOTLIGHT

'Kung Fu Nuns' back in action with climate awareness mission
General Human Interest/Society 07:46 PM

'Kung Fu Nuns' back in action with climate awareness mission

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Nearly 200 'Kung Fu Nuns', led by Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1,000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, are paddling in the mountains of Nepal to raise awareness on climate change that is causing disasters worldwide.

Entertainment

'Gumraah' trailer has Aditya Roy Kapur in dual role
Cinema/Showbiz Bollywood 08:40 PM

'Gumraah' trailer has Aditya Roy Kapur in dual role

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The trailer of the upcoming film 'Gumraah' was unveiled on Thursday. It begins with a "well planned murder" by an unidentified assailant during a rainy night. Actress Mrunal Thakur then appears in the role of a cop, who is on a hot pursuit of the killer.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Legacy Twitter Blue badges to be removed from April 1, pay Rs 9,400 a year in India
Science/Technology Technology 08:16 AM

Legacy Twitter Blue badges to be removed from April 1, pay Rs 9,400 a year in India

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Elon Musk on Friday said that Twitter will remove all legacy Blue verified checkmarks for both individual users and organisations from April 1. Twitter Blue in India will cost Rs 9,400 a year for individual users.

IANS Life

  • Experience a unique Ramadan and Eid celebrations in Abu Dhabi
    General IANS Life 12:14 PM

    Experience a unique Ramadan and Eid celebrations in Abu Dhabi

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is inviting residents and visitors to experience Ramadan with a vibrant and unique calendar of authentic and inspiring activities across the emirate.

  • Do pills for PCOS really help?
    General IANS Life 12:12 PM

    Do pills for PCOS really help?

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) PCOS is a chronic endocrinological condition that affects various facets of your health including your reproductive, metabolic and psychological. But with awareness, early identification of symptoms and proper guidance it can be managed.

  • The Power of Positive Thinking
    General IANS Life 12:12 PM

    The Power of Positive Thinking

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) The very phenomena of 'human beings' means that we are beings of faith. We are beings of deep understanding and profound realisation of the human consciousness. That we have the power to create, we have the power to transform and we have the power to plan, organise, follow up and manifest. Human Beings are beings of optimism.

  • Understanding your partner's body language
    General IANS Life 12:12 PM

    Understanding your partner's body language

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) Body language is an unspoken part of communication, which can often be misinterpreted when dating, but can reveal true thoughts and feelings when properly understood. Dating app Tinder partners with body language expert, Adrianne Carter to 'decode' body language for singles to better understand their date and the unconscious signals they emit.

  • Ramadan 2023: Manage sugar levels, especially while fasting for long periods
    General IANS Life 12:10 PM

    Ramadan 2023: Manage sugar levels, especially while fasting for long periods

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) Think about the aroma of newly baked bread, the sizzle of grilled meats flavoured with spices, and the sight of vibrant colours bursting from each dish. That is the main focus of iftar.

  • India at the London Design Biennale 2023
    General IANS Life 12:08 PM

    India at the London Design Biennale 2023

    New Delhi, March 23 (IANSlife) The Netherlands' national museum and institute for architecture, design, and digital culture, the Nieuwe Instituut, will serve as the creative director of the fourth London Design Biennale, which will run from June 1 to June 25, 2023.

  • NCR's largest Austrian microbrewery
    General IANS Life 11:46 AM

    NCR's largest Austrian microbrewery

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANSlife) NCR will be treated to craft beer made from the best German malts and brewed by a talented brewer in a variety of flavours, including lager, stout, Belgian wit, and German wit beer made from German and Austrian hops.

  • When Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your lungs
    General IANS Life 11:46 AM

    When Rheumatoid Arthritis affects your lungs

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANSlife) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory disease of the joints. It affects multiple joints, mainly small joints of the hands and wrists but also larger ones. It causes painful joints with stiffness that is typically more in the morning and progresses with time causing joint deformities and, ultimately, a crippling state. Effective treatments are available and therefore, early diagnosis and regular treatment with monitoring of disease activity are important to limit or prevent permanent damage.

  • Will water become the new oil ?
    General IANS Life 11:46 AM

    Will water become the new oil ?

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANSlife) Scarcity alone doesn't seem to be the reason. Poverty, inequalities in income and power contribute primarily for this fear. But the moot point is what is the context and perspective to this looming likely scenario? Whether water will become the new oil depends upon who is asking this question and what's the premise? Trade warriors see this as a future commodity and therefore will create market conditions to do so.

  • Spats about making your relationship official ruining the honeymoon phase?
    General IANS Life 11:32 AM

    Spats about making your relationship official ruining the honeymoon phase?

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANSlife) People frequently refer to the honeymoon period as a time when everything is carefree and joyful, you see everything through rose-tinted glasses, and some people even mistake red flags for green.

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