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SC: Can access to free education, drinking water, electricity be termed freebies?
National Immigration/Law/Rights 02:54 PM

SC: Can access to free education, drinking water, electricity be termed freebies?

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday orally observed that issues raised during the hearing of petition against freebies promised by political parties during polls is getting "increasingly complicated", and whether access to free education, drinking water, electricity can be termed freebies?

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Slippers, shampoo, biscuits for UP prisoners under new manual
National IANS Special Series 03:12 PM

Slippers, shampoo, biscuits for UP prisoners under new manual

Lucknow, Aug 17 (IANS) Slippers for convicted prisoners, a creche and nursery for children of inmates, evening tea and biscuits, shampoo, sanitary napkins will now be available in jails in Uttar Pradesh.

HINDI

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INSIDE POLITICS: PREPPING FOR ASSEMBLY POLLS

AAP, JD(S) all set to upset Cong, BJP calculations in Karnataka
INSIDE POLITICS National 12:18 PM

AAP, JD(S) all set to upset Cong, BJP calculations in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The national parties in Karnataka, ruling BJP and opposition Congress are preparing for the upcoming Assembly elections on a war-footing basis. Both the parties are presuming that they will come to power again in 2023. But, experts and analysts are of the op...

BEYOND CWG: THE ROAD TO PARIS

TOPS has given a different 'spin' to sports in India, says Mansher Singh
National ROAD TO PARIS 11:02 AM

TOPS has given a different 'spin' to sports in India, says Mansher Singh

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) One of Indias most celebrated shotgun shooters, Mansher Singh, believes the governments Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) has given an altogether different spin to the countrys sport -- one where athletes need to just concentrate on the job of bringing glo...

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 In Himland And Talland At Shimla

August 17, 2022

Mother Dairy and Amul increases the price of milk by Rs 2/litre

August 16, 2022

Kashmir: ITBP bus accident: 7 killed, 32 injured

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

Benchmark bond yield fell by 10 bps on easing crude oil prices
Business 02:16 PM

Benchmark bond yield fell by 10 bps on easing crude oil prices

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The yield on 10-year benchmark 6.54 per cent-2032 bond fell more than 10 basis points on Wednesday as easing oil prices and lower than estimated CPI inflation print improved sentiments of traders, dealers said.

SPORTS

Raducanu beats Serena Williams in Western & Southern Open first round
Sports Tennis 02:28 PM

Raducanu beats Serena Williams in Western & Southern Open first round

Cincinnati, Aug 17 (IANS) England's Emma Raducanu collected a memorable win in the opening round of the Western & Southern Open, defeating Serena Williams 6-4, 6-0 in the pair's first ever meeting.

Two sets of five-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in ICC Men's FTP cycle of 2023-27
Sports Cricket 02:04 PM

Two sets of five-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy in ICC Men's FTP cycle of 2023-27

Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Two sets of five-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in each of the upcoming cycles of the ICC World Test Championship has been one of the major highlights in the ICC Men's FTP cycle of 2023-27 released on Wednesday.

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

Tejashwi is the youngest, Bijendra Yadav the oldest minister in Nitish govt
General Spotlight 01:34 PM

Tejashwi is the youngest, Bijendra Yadav the oldest minister in Nitish govt

Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) In the new cabinet of the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, 33-year-old Tejashwi Yadav is the youngest minister while Bijendra Prasad Yadav, 76, the state power minister under the JD(U) quota, is the oldest.

Entertainment

Sanath Jayasuriya calls Mammootty a 'true superstar'
Cinema/Showbiz Southern Cinem... 02:38 PM

Sanath Jayasuriya calls Mammootty a 'true superstar'

Chennai, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya, whose explosive batting at one point in time instilled fear in the hearts of bowlers of rival teams, has called Malayalam actor Mammootty, a "true superstar".

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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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