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Who will be the next Army chief of Pakistan
International Politics 04:42 PM

Who will be the next Army chief of Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) With political and economic challenges keeping the current coalition government of Pakistan busy, time is inching closer for the government to make what is likely to be one of the toughest calls of its tenure.

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IANS NEWS POINT

Man stabbed to death by wife's beau a day after marriage
Crime/Disaster/Accident IANS Special Series 04:36 PM

Man stabbed to death by wife's beau a day after marriage

Rajkot (Gujarat), Aug 17 (IANS) A day after getting married on August 15, a man named Kamlesh Chavda was stabbed to death by his wife's paramour, police said on Wednesday.

NATIONAL

5 bronze idols stolen from TN temple recovered; 4 arrested
National Crime/Disaster... 04:32 PM

5 bronze idols stolen from TN temple recovered; 4 arrested

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) The idol wing of the Tamil Nadu police has arrested four persons and retrieved five bronze idols from them that were stolen from Arulmigu Adinatha Perumal Ranganaikki Ammal temple in Dindigul district of the state, an official said on Wednesday.

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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

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka on Aug 24
International NEIGHBOURHOOD 04:30 PM

Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to Sri Lanka on Aug 24

Colombo, Aug 17 (IANS) Ex-Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country following protests against economic crisis in the island nation, will return to Sri Lanka on August 24.

VIDEO FLASH

August 17, 2022

Uttrakhand: Martyr Chandrashekhar’s body reached Haldwani

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

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

Bill Gates hopes S.Korea will be 'more generous' in global health aid
International Health/Medicine 04:26 PM

Bill Gates hopes S.Korea will be 'more generous' in global health aid

Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) American billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday he hopes to see "a more generous" South Korea in its global aid contribution to help address global health challenges and provide the right help to those in need in developing nations.

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IANS PHOTO GALLERY

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the national flag while launching a mission 'Make India No 1', in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo: Anupam Gautam/IANS)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the national flag while launching a mission 'Make India No 1', in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 17, 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: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convener
Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the national flag while launching a mission
'Make India No 1', in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. (Photo:
Anupam Gautam/IANS)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP National Convener
Arvind Kejriwal unfurls the national flag while launching a mission
'Make India No 1', in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 17, 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

Bharti Airtel pays Rs 8,312 cr for spectrum upfront
Business 04:38 PM

Bharti Airtel pays Rs 8,312 cr for spectrum upfront

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Wednesday said it has paid Rs 8,312.4 crore to the Centre towards dues for spectrum acquired in the recently concluded 5G auctions.

SPORTS

Ireland Men to play a Test match, ODI series against England in first year of new ICC FTP
Sports Cricket 04:04 PM

Ireland Men to play a Test match, ODI series against England in first year of new ICC FTP

Dublin, Aug 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday released a new four-year Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the men's game from 2023 to 2027. In this wide-ranging scheduling, Ireland Men are slated to play 113 matches against Full Members between May 2023 an...

Clearer window in January for BBL; Border-Gavaskar series on par with Ashes in new FTP cycle
Sports Cricket 03:58 PM

Clearer window in January for BBL; Border-Gavaskar series on par with Ashes in new FTP cycle

Melbourne, Aug 17 (IANS) In the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27 cycle, released by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between Australia and India has been placed on par with the Ashes in terms of five-match series.

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.

Entertainment

Life is all about enjoying small joys, says Selvaraghavan
Cinema/Showbiz Bollywood 04:40 PM

Life is all about enjoying small joys, says Selvaraghavan

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Director Selvaraghavan, the elder brother of Dhanush, on Wednesday said that life was all about enjoying small joys that one gets to experience.

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IANS VIDEO GALLERY

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Airbnb introduces new anti-party tools to safeguard hosts
Science/Technology Technology 04:36 PM

Airbnb introduces new anti-party tools to safeguard hosts

San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Online hospitality major Airbnb has introduced new anti-party tools to help identify potentially high-risk reservations and prevent those users from taking advantage of their platform.

IANS Life

  • Ratan N. Tata invests in start-up offering companionship to the elderly
    General IANS Life 03:56 PM

    Ratan N. Tata invests in start-up offering companionship to the elderly

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANSlife) Goodfellows, a young start-up that provides authentic meaningful companionship to seniors through young, educated graduates that are vetted intensely for empathy and emotional intelligence, was launched on Wednesday. It is a for-profit start-up based on the concept of intergenerational friendships.

  • DGCA fines 5 Kedarnath chopper operators for flouting safety rules
    National IANS Life 02:46 PM

    DGCA fines 5 Kedarnath chopper operators for flouting safety rules

    New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh each to five helicopter operators carrying pilgrims to Kedarnath shrine for flouting safety rules and not maintaining proper flying records.

  • 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.

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