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Calcutta HC directs dismissal of Bengal minister's daughter from teaching service
National Immigration/Law/Rights 01:54 PM

Calcutta HC directs dismissal of Bengal minister's daughter from teaching service

Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Calcutta High Court's single-judge bench of Justice Avijit Gangopdhaya on Friday ordered the immediate dismissal of Anikta Adhikari, daughter of West Bengal Minister of Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari from her services as a teacher of political science in one of the state-run schools.

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IANS NEWS POINT

K'taka govt orders probe against IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri
National IANS Special Series 02:00 PM

K'taka govt orders probe against IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri

Bengaluru, May 20 (IANS) The Bommai government on Friday ordered an investigation against senior IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri on the allegations levelled against her by the JD(S) leader S.R. Mahesh during her tenure as the District Commissioner of Mysuru.

NATIONAL

Infiltration bid on J&K LoC foiled, one terrorist killed
National Defence/Securi... 02:58 PM

Infiltration bid on J&K LoC foiled, one terrorist killed

Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district in which one intruding terrorist was killed.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD IN DISTRESS

Maryam Nawaz says PML-N should quit govt and go for fresh polls
International NEIGHBOURHOOD 01:10 PM

Maryam Nawaz says PML-N should quit govt and go for fresh polls

Sargodha, May 20 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif has said that instead of shouldering the burden of 'filth' left by Imran Khan, the PML-N should quit the government and go for fresh elections, Samaa TV reported.

RUSSIA'S WAR ON UKRAINE

Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine's EU membership bid
International UKRAINE CRISIS 04:44 AM

Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine's EU membership bid

Berlin, May 20 (IANS) German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said there would be no shortcuts to Ukraine's bid to join the European Union (EU).

FOCUS

We must fight dynasty politics to save democracy: Modi (Ld)
Focus General 01:42 PM

We must fight dynasty politics to save democracy: Modi (Ld)

Jaipur, May 20 (IANS) Virtually addressing a meeting of BJPs national office-bearers here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress, without naming the party, of giving prominence to dynasty politics, which he termed as dangerous for democracy.

INSIGHT

Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada
General Health/Medicine 01:04 PM

Monkeypox spreads to more European countries, Australia, Canada

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Italy, Sweden, Australia and Canada have joined a slew of countries with confirmed cases of monkeypox, signalling a global outbreak.

IANS TV

May 20, 2022

UN ‘concerned’ about risks of global hunger’: Nation must act together-UN

May 20, 2022

Varanasi boatman Rajkumar's song for Hindu-Muslim unity

May 20, 2022

Devotees throng Gyanvapi campus for Friday prayers amid tight security

DEEP-DIVE

SpaceX sex scandal story meant to 'interfere with' Twitter acquisition: Musk
Science/Technology DEEP DIVE 02:00 PM

SpaceX sex scandal story meant to 'interfere with' Twitter acquisition: Musk

San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Elon Musk on Friday refuted a media report that claimed SpaceX paid a female worker $250,000 to hush up sexual misconduct charges against its CEO, saying the report is meant to "interfere with" the $44 billion Twitter acquisition.

INTERNATIONAL

Seoul court again orders N. Korea leader to pay compensation to abductees' families
International Immigration/Law/Rights 02:52 PM

Seoul court again orders N. Korea leader to pay compensation to abductees' families

Seoul, May 20 (IANS) A Seoul court on Friday ordered North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un to compensate the families of South Koreans abducted by the North during the 1950-53 Korean War.

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IANS PHOTO GALLERY

Varanasi: A view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Supreme Court ordered that if the 'Shivling' found in the mosque complex, the area should be protected but muslim people should not be stopped from offering Namaz. (Photo: Wasim Sarvar/IANS)

Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel addresses a press conference after his resignation from Congress Party yesterday, in Ahmedabad on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (PHOTO: IANS/Siddharaj Solanki)

Ranchi: An elderly woman shows her ink marked thumb while other voters stand in a queue to cast their vote for the second phase of Panchayat elections, in Ranchi on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo: Rajesh Kumar/IANS)

Patna: Vehicles ply on a road amid dust storm, in Patna on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo: IANS)

Kolkata: Congress Party workers with cylinders protest against the LPG price hike, in Kolkata on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo: Ashok Nath Dey/IANS)

Varanasi: A view of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi on
Thursday, May 19, 2022. Supreme Court ordered that if the 'Shivling'
found in the mosque complex, the area should be protected but muslim
people should not be stopped from offering Namaz. (Photo: Wasim
Sarvar/IANS)
Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel addresses a press conference after
his resignation from Congress Party yesterday, in Ahmedabad on
Thursday, May 19, 2022. (PHOTO: IANS/Siddharaj Solanki)
Ranchi: An elderly woman shows her ink marked thumb while
other voters stand in a queue to cast their vote for the second phase
of Panchayat elections, in Ranchi on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo:
Rajesh Kumar/IANS)
Patna: Vehicles ply on a road amid dust storm, in Patna on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo: IANS)
Kolkata: Congress Party workers with cylinders protest against the LPG price hike, in Kolkata on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Photo: Ashok Nath Dey/IANS)

SPORTS

IPL 2022: RR would be hoping to click in all departments against CSK, says Graeme Smith
Sports Cricket 02:48 PM

IPL 2022: RR would be hoping to click in all departments against CSK, says Graeme Smith

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) For inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals, the equation is pretty straightforward in their last league match of 2022 season against the Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

Three in New Zealand touring party test Covid-19 positive ahead of Test series vs England
Cricket Sports 02:36 PM

Three in New Zealand touring party test Covid-19 positive ahead of Test series vs England

London, May 20 (IANS) Three members of the New Zealand touring party for the three-Test series against England have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the first game, scheduled at Lord's from June 2.

SHOWCASE

Rain, thunderstorms likely in J&K during next 24 hours
National Environment/Wildlife 09:50 AM

Rain, thunderstorms likely in J&K during next 24 hours

Srinagar, May 20 (IANS) Weather remained partly cloudy in J&K during the last 24 hours as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast on Friday rain, thunderstorms at many places during the next 24 hours.

Entertainment

'Chariots of Fire', 'Blade Runner' composer Vangelis dies at 79
Cinema/Showbiz Hollywood 02:54 PM

'Chariots of Fire', 'Blade Runner' composer Vangelis dies at 79

Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning Greek music composer Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, professionally known as Vangelis, recently passed away at the age of 79, reports 'Deadline'. Vangelis had famously composed the musical theme for the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire'.

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IANS VIDEO GALLERY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Sony India unveils new Bravia TV for its users
Science/Technology Technology 02:38 PM

Sony India unveils new Bravia TV for its users

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) With an aim to expand its smart TVs portfolio, Sony India on Friday launched a new Bravia X80K TV that comes with X1 4K HDR Picture Processor.

IANS Life

  • Bringing back nostalgic swimsuit styles
    General IANS Life 12:16 PM

    Bringing back nostalgic swimsuit styles

    New Delhi, May 20 (IANSlife) Celebrities have a huge influence on people, for better or worse, but in the case of models like plus size Ashley Graham and Hailey Bieber, they are changing the narrative of how everybody type should enjoy the simple pleasure of living.

  • Documentaries revealing global refugee crisis
    General IANS Life 11:28 AM

    Documentaries revealing global refugee crisis

    New Delhi, May 20 (IANSlife) Global forced displacement had surpassed 84 million in mid-2021, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the figure is still rising.

  • Inspirational Books for teens
    General IANS Life 11:20 AM

    Inspirational Books for teens

    New Delhi, May 20 (IANSlife) When children reach adolescence, they often experience a wide range of emotions and begin to think about their future. Books are an excellent resource for navigating these thoughts and feelings, and the more inspiring they are, the more hope they provide. Because each child is different, the best inspirational books for teens vary greatly.

  • 6 Old Traditional Markets in India
    General IANS Life 11:14 AM

    6 Old Traditional Markets in India

    New Delhi, May 20 (IANSlife) Indian markets are the best way to learn about the country's rich culture. A typical 'bazaar' in India is defined by street vendors, overcrowded shopping alleys, delicious street food that can overwhelm our senses, and chaos. Many of these bazaars have been around for a long time.

  • Aishwarya Rai wears Gaurav Gupta creation on Cannes red carpet
    General IANS Life 11:40 PM

    Aishwarya Rai wears Gaurav Gupta creation on Cannes red carpet

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) For her second walk on the red carpet on the second day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Paris, Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose a shell pink and silver Gaurav Gupta couture gown.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dazzles in D&G
    General IANS Life 10:07 PM

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dazzles in D&G

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked stunning in a voluminous Dolce and Gabbana (D&G) gown adorned with colourful three-D flowers on the second day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Paris.

  • Cannes with Bollywood
    General IANS Life 11:05 AM

    Cannes with Bollywood

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) It's time for the Bollywood celebs' red carpet looks, where some made their dream debut to the fest, some added more glam to the event, and many simply stole the show with their presence at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

  • Celebrities who became parents in 2022
    General IANS Life 10:48 AM

    Celebrities who became parents in 2022

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) The year 2022 has started off well for some celebrities in the entertainment industry. Some are already parents, some are expecting, and others will have another wonderful experience.

  • A scenic landscape of India's North-east
    General IANS Life 10:40 AM

    A scenic landscape of India's North-east

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) North East India has everything that a tourist would want. A little adventure, amusement, culture, and heritage. This area has it all. All of the northeastern states, from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh, are blessed with nature's bounty, and anyone visiting the region for the first time is both excited and surprised to see such a diverse landscape.

  • Still stuck in pandemic blues? Here are some adventure sports that will make you feel alive again
    General IANS Life 10:28 AM

    Still stuck in pandemic blues? Here are some adventure sports that will make you feel alive again

    New Delhi, May 19 (IANSlife) Adventure sports have always been an escape from mundane life.

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