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From medicines to cash payments, postmen deliver it all to ease lockdown anxiety

Workers from the unorganised sectors were also paid financial assistance under government schemes by the bank. Thanjavur postal division with 900 employees has been continuously working irrespective of lockdown. "While we serve the people, we have also taken all corona prevention measures. Our employees were asked to wear masks, keep social distancing, kept water and soap for hand washing, not only for employees but also for people who come to the post office, use sanitisers etc. "We also reached gloves, face masks, testing kits, sanitisers to people and institutions through our parcel service. With flight services now open, we have started sending parcels to 15 countries mainly medicines. We use our own vehicles and sometimes hire vehicles to reach our service to people," said Thangamani. Postal committee members of Thanjavur have appreciated the services of the postal department during this time of crisis.........Read more

Bill Gates is now the leading target for coronavirus falsehoods, says report

Hoaxes directed at the Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist, are all over YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. The New York Times found 16,000 posts on Facebook this year that were liked and commented on nearly 900,000 times. The 10 most popular Youtube videos spreading misinformation about Gates and the virus were viewed almost five millions times in March and April. The falsehoods being spread vary, but range from him creating COVID-19 in order to profit from a vaccine, or of Gates being a member of a plot to cull humanity and/or implement a global surveillance system.........Read more

Andhra govt to celebrate birth & death anniversaries of 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

The state government of the Andhra Pradesh had decided to celebrate the birth and death anniversaries of unsung heroes of the nation as State festivals. Interestingly, the film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is all set to release which shows the untold story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. It's a huge homage that the Andhra Pradesh state government decided to pay for the unsung heroes of the state and the nation. It's an honour that the state government has taken a step to celebrate their victorious journey dedicated to our nation and now the audience will be able to see the valour of the hero- on screen in a film, very soon. ........Read more

Chandrayaan-2: Hope fading for Vikram lander as night descends on Moon

It has been nearly 10 days since the Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander during its descent on to the surface of the Moon. And, hope for re-establishing contact with the Vikram lander is fading fast. When Vikram attempted its Moon landing in the early hours of September 7, it was the beginning of the lunar day. One lunar day, which was the span of Vikram and its rover Pragyaan's mission life, is equal to around 14 Earth days. What this means is that by September 20-21, night will have descended on the part of the Moon where Vikram is currently located. And with no sunlight to power Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander will likely go silent... forever. Vikram attempted landing on the Moon early September 7. How a somersault did Vikram lander in Since then, the Indian Space Research Organisation has been making all-out efforts to re-establish communication with the Vikram lander. However, the space agency has not made much progress apart from being able to locate the lander on the Moon with the help of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which remains safe in its orbit around the Moon. ALL EYES ON NASA Focus, in the efforts to contact Vikram, will now shift to the US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Nasa is currently operating a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which, like the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, is revolving around the Moon.........Read more

Maruti Suzuki cuts 3,000 contract jobs as auto industry faces slowdown

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Chairman RC Bhargava said on Tuesday the company had not renewed the contracts of 3,000 temporary employees, as the automaker battled rising inventory amid a slowdown in demand. Safety norms and higher taxes have “added substantially” to the cost of cars, affecting their affordability, Bhargava told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting. With India’s auto sales declining for the ninth straight month in July, more automotive manufacturers are laying off workers and temporarily halting production to keep costs in check, Reuters reported on Saturday. The company is on track to meet the country’s new emission norms, adding that the company will move towards manufacturing compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid cars. Maruti plans to increase CNG vehicles by 50% this year, Bhargava said.........Read more

PM Modi to meet Donald Trump today, Kashmir discussion likely

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Sunday discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in trade, defence and security, even as world leaders gathered for the G7 Summit in the French resort town of Biarritz. PM Modi, who arrived in France on Sunday to attend the Summit as a special invitee, will speak on pressing global issues of environment, climate and digital transformation while also meeting world leaders. He arrived in Biarritz from Manama after concluding his three-nation tour to France, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. On the sidelines, PM Modi and US President Donald Trump are likely to discuss the situation in Kashmir, trade irritants between the countries, and other bilateral matters. Trump has said he will discuss with Modi the situation in Jammu & Kashmir and help ease tensions between India and Pakistan following the nullification of Article 370, which gave special status to the region. Modi’s meeting with Johnson was the first after the British leader became the prime minister of his country last month -- the third in fairly quick succession since Britain voted to leave the EU in June 2016 following on from David Cameron and Theresa May. “PM Modi begins by congratulating PM Johnson on England’s spectacular win in the Third Test of the Ashes a short while ago. The two leaders are discussing ways to strengthen India-UK cooperation,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.........Read more

Federer Beats Nadal to Reach 12th Wimbledon Final

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer made it to his 12th Wimbledon finals as he beat Rafael Nadal 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Centre Court. It took Roger Federer three hours and three minutes to beat Nadal in front of a full house. Roger Federer came up with 14 aces while Nadal was three short here. The Fedal match lived up to its expectations as fans got to witness tennis of the highest quality. Both players pushed each other to the limit and the exchanges were epic. The first set started out as both players tried to get a feel of things and how the conditions were. The opening set went deep into the tiebreak where Roger emerged trumps. It was a closely fought opening set and that got Nadal in the groove. He was a different player in the second set and he found a good space and was hitting the ball well. He was aided by a couple of breaks that meant he won the second set 6-1. It was even-steven and one felt the game has just begun. In the third set, Federer found his serve going for him. But in the fifth game with Roger leading 3-1, Nadal had three break points which he squandered. That meant Roger Federer ran away with the third set 6-3, going into the lead. What was surprising to see was Federer was winning most of the baseline exchanges which is usually Rafael’s speciality. The fans got to witness the two legends come up with some freak angles as the play went on it seemed Roger was getting better.........Read more

HAL Employees Hold Indefinite Hunger Strike, Demand Salaries at Par With Other PSUs

Nearly 500 employees of the public-sector giant Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) staged an indefinite hunger strike on Tuesday demanding settlement over a “gross discrimination” of wages and a revision of salaries on par with other public sector undertakings. The All India HAL Trade Union Coordination Committee members threatened to intensify action if their demands are not met by the management. “We have not got our wages settled since 2017. We are on a relay hunger strike for an indefinite period. It is throughout the nine units across seven states,” chief convenor of all the unions Suryadevara Chandrasekhar told news agency PTI. Claiming that the management was not coming forward for a wage settlement, Chandrasekhar said, “Their (executives) settlement happened in November 2017. Our negotiations continued but it wasn’t fruitful. Hence, the deadlock.” The company union demanded an equal treatment between the executives and workmen with the same fitment and perks, as is the case for all public sector enterprises. The union also stated that the HAL management is deliberately delaying wage settlement and that offers given to them are meagre, is not true, as nine rounds of discussions have already been held.........Read more

ICC World Cup 2019: Qualification Scenarios Open Up After Sri Lanka's Shock Win Over England

Sri Lanka has done the 2019 ICC World Cup a huge favour. Not only did they effect the biggest upset of the tournament with their 20-run win over England at Leeds on the 21st of June, Friday, but also threw open a competition which seemed to be becoming too predictable just after the half-way stage. Afghanistan and West Indies came agonizing close to upsetting two heavyweights in India and New Zealand on Saturday, 22nd of June – this would have made the race for the semi-finals even more interesting - but it was not to be. As things stand, all teams have at least played 5 matches in the tournament. There have been four upsets so far. The story is two losses for England and two wins for Bangladesh. If we rank them in descending order of magnitude then these would be: Sri Lanka beat England at Leeds, Pakistan beat England at Trent Bridge, Bangladesh beat South Africa at The Oval and Bangladesh beat West Indies at Taunton. What does this mean for the tournament? Where do all the 10 teams stand in the competition with respect to qualifying for the semi-finals? Who are the favourites? Who can cause a surprise? ........Read more

Kerala offers two million litres of drinking water to parched Tamil Nadu

With barely 23 million cubic feet of water left in the four main reservoirs, which cumulatively have a capacity of 11,257 million cubic feet, and supply to Chennai city, the Kerala government on Thursday offered to transport two million litres of drinking water to Tamil Nadu. while Tamil Nadu has not refused the offer, the decision will be taken on Friday in a meeting chaired by chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.........Read more

6 bodies, remains of 7 others found at An-32 crash site in Arunachal: IAF

Six bodies and the remains of seven crew members abroad the Indian Air Force’s An-32 transport aircraft that crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 have been recovered from the crash site. The An-32 took off from Jorhat in Assam on June 3 and was on its way to an advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh’s Shi Yomi district when it lost contact with ground control.........Read more

SSA Teachers to Receive Salary After Centre Releases Fund » Northeast Today

Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui asserted that the dues of SSA teachers in the state would be paid once the Centre releases the salary.........Read more

Govt makes Jan Dhan Yojana scheme open-ended with more incentives

The government decided to make the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) an open-ended scheme and added more incentives to encourage people to open bank accounts.........Read more

Donald Trump threatens tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese imports

US President Donald Trump said that he is willing to hit all Chinese goods imported to the United States with tariffs if necessary, referring to the $505.5 billion in Chinese imports accepted into the United States in 2017.........Read more

Indian entrepreneur team wins $1 mln prize for women's safety device

Indian entrepreneur team wins $1 mln prize for women's safety device - A group of young Indian entrepreneurs, inspired to find solutions for women safety following the December 16, 2012 gangrape, have won a million dollar prize by developing a wearable smart device that women can use to send out emergency alerts if threatened or assaulted.........Read more

Gururaja claims silver in Men’s 56kg weightlifting

India’s Gururaja claimed silver in the Men’s 56kg weightlifting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games handing India its first medal at the quadrennial event on the opening day. After lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, the 28-year-old added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk to end with a total lift of 249kg - achieving his personal best.........Read more

How much is being spent on the security for Kashmiri separatists?

A sum of Rs 10.36 crore was spent on the salary of the policemen guarding and protecting the Hurriyat and other separatist leaders, while Rs 49.7 lakh has been spent on the fuel for the vehicles used for escorting the separatist leaders.........Read more

Aiyaary movie review: Sidharth Malhotra is pretty and Manoj Bajpayee earnest in this blast of hot air

Aiyaary adds an uncommon title to the mix along with Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra and the repeated use of top-to-bottom tilt shots of cityscapes. The tweaks to the blueprint do not save this film from its hollowness or air of déjà vu though. This is Baby Redux minus the chest-thumping nationalism, still convinced that it is far cleverer and cooler than it actually is.........Read more

Hrithik Roshan beats Gods, vampires to become most handsome actor in the world 2018: Here's the top 10 list

Hrithik Roshan has been named the most handsome actor in the world 2018 beating Avengers: Infinity War stars Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston, Henry Cavill, Robert Pattinson, and many more.........Read more

Canada: Ontario gurdwaras ban officials representing India

A group of office-bearers claiming to represent more than a dozen gurdwaras in the Canadian province of Ontario have collectively resolved to “bar” officials representing India, its diplomats and others from entering the premises of these places of worship.........Read more

At long last, Kulbhushan Jadhav gets to meet his wife and mother, but from behind a glass barrier

Pakistan allowed Jadhav to meet his family 21 months after his arrest and incarceration. The meeting took place at the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad amid tight security, with police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooter deployed in the area. ........Read more

Kokum tree could become extinct by 2050 due to climate change

The kokum fruit, which lends a distinctive tanginess to coastal Maharashtrian cuisine, could become rarer, or even extinct, because of climate change. The study, released earlier this month, covered an area of 1,71,223 sq km in south Maharashtra coast, Goa and north coastal Karnataka, and estimated that 82.6% of the land (1,51,904 sq. km) will become ‘unsuitable’ or ‘very low suitable’ for kokum cultivation.........Read more

Ashes Test overshadowed by 'spot-fixing' claim

According to a report in The Sun, two men asked the newspaper's undercover reporters for up to 140,000 (USD187,000) to "spot fix" markets, such as the exact amount of runs scored in an over. No individual players on either team were singled out in the report.........Read more

First Look: Meet Chitti Babu From Rangasthalam

The much awaited first look of Ram Charan-Sukumar's upcoming rural period drama Rangasthalam is here. It is a dance still of Ram Charan dressed like a typical village youth from the eighties.........Read more

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.........Read more

Amarnath Yatra attack group eliminated as 3 LeT militants killed in encounter in South Kashmir

Three Lashker-e-Taiba militants, including two Pakistanis, allegedly responsible for carrying out an attack on Amarnath pilgrims in July this year, were killed in an encounter in South Kashmir.........Read more

We Don't Recognise Bitcoin Or Other Cryptocurrency As Legal: Arun Jaitley

When asked that when Bitcoin has reached to the new height of $11,304, why is the government not clarifying its stance, while the interdisciplinary committee has already submitted its report; Jaitley said, “You are 24-hour late, the price has since fallen significantly. As far as the Indian government’s stance is concerned, we have not given any legitimacy to cryptocurrency. Yes, we have received the report, and it is under examination.”........Read more

India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World 2017 title

Manushi Chhillar was crowned by Miss World 2016 Stephanie Del Valle soon after her name was announced. The third place goes to Miss England and second place goes to Miss Mexico. ........Read more

Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

Shortness of breath and respiratory distress often increase the suffering of advanced-stage lung cancer patients. These symptoms can be triggered by pulmonary hypertension. The pulmonary hypertension observed is possibly due to immune and inflammatory processes triggered by cancer cells. Treatment could focus on this mechanism.........Read more

Telcos see faster deployment of 5G tech

Leading telecom player Bharti Airtel showcased the deployment of massive MIMO (multiple input multiple output) technology, which it calls a step towards 5G. It has deployed this technology in Bengaluru and Kolkata. Global equipment makers Huawei and ZTE also showed their solutions for 5G capabilities, while domestic player Sterlite Technologies presented the locally developed 5G solution.........Read more

Family fined Rs 75,000 for defecating in the open in Madhya Pradesh

A panchayat at a village in Madhya Pradesh's Betul district has imposed a fine of about Rs 75,000 on a family for open defecation. The panchayat of Rambhakhedi village also served notices to 43 other families there to stop defecating in the open.........Read more

Du Plessis to lead South Africa in all formats

Faf du Plessis will captain South Africa in all formats after being confirmed as AB de Villiers' successor in ODIs. Du Plessis has been in charge of the T20 team since February 2013 and the Test squad since August last year. Du Plessis is likely to take the ODI team to the 2019 World Cup.........Read more

New study suggests an unconventional way for memories to form

A team of researchers working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute has found possible evidence of a way for memories to form that differs from conventional theory. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their theory, the biophysical model they built and what their findings suggest about the way some memories may form. Julija Krupic with University College London offers a Perspective piece on the study in the same issue and gives some background on memory research in general.........Read more

Police verification for passport to go online soon

Online verification process will use a link to the newly-created national database on crimes of criminals. The link will enable police verification requests to be transmitted online by the passport office followed by online verification using the database.........Read more

Sharad Yadav’s Faction Says it is Real JD(U); May Approach Election Commission

The Sharad Yadav faction claims that it was the real JD(U). Media reports suggest that the rebel faction may soon approach the Election Commission to claim the party’s name and symbol. On this question, party leader KC Tyagi told Aaj Tak that the Nitish faction has the support of 15 state units and the entire party supports Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar have assured that in their Jan Adalat other JD(U) dissidents will also mark their attendance.........Read more

Blockchain making houses safer

Blockchain technology developed to guarantee the value of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum is now being adopted by engineers as a way to fight off the risk of a hacker breaking into the connected appliances of today's smart homes.........Read more

Mazda recalls 80,000 vehicles to replace faulty Takata air bag inflators

Mazda is recalling nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, some for a second time, to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The recall covers front passenger inflators on certain 2007 through 2009 and 2012 CX-7, CX-9 and Mazda 6 vehicles.........Read more

I-T lens on Amitabh Bachchan, others in Panama case

Asked whether information linked to the allegations against Bachchan was being pursued, an official said: "Mr Bachchan has said he does not own any of the firms named in the documents. So we just can't launch a probe. We have to seek information."........Read more

Dhoni, Yuvraj under spotlight in ODI selection

The big question in the ODI selection continues to be the future of the two veterans, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni, now that KL Rahul is fit and playing Tests in Sri Lanka and Manish Pandey has returned to competitive cricket in style in the triangular A-team series in South Africa. If both the veterans continue to hold their places, youngster Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik might have to make way for Rahul and Pandey. Another way to accommodate Rahul will be to leave out Ajinya Rahane, who plays the similar dual role of opening and middle-order back-up.........Read more

College teachers may skip research

Teachers in colleges will soon no longer require mandatory research output for promotions, with the Ministry of Human Resource Development setting the ball rolling to change the guidelines for Academic Performance Indicators (API). However, the research requirement will continue to be mandatory for teachers in university departments for promotions.........Read more

Rift in JD (U)? Sharad Yadav meets Rahul Gandhi

Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, who remained unavailable for comment on Wednesday following Nitish Kumar’s decision to snap ties with the Mahagathbandhan, reportedly met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the national capital on Thursday.........Read more

Double taxation on TN film industry will affect lakhs: Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Wednesday said the Tamil Nadu government's decision to levy 30 per cent entertainment tax over and above the GST rate of 28 per cent will affect the livelihood of lakhs of people in the Tamil film industry.........Read more

Test of general relativity could potentially generate new gravitational models

A UCLA-led team has discovered a new way of probing the hypothetical fifth force of nature using two decades of observations at W. M. Keck Observatory, the world's most scientifically productive ground-based telescope.........Read more

Govt wants to reduce PF contribution to increase take-home salary

The labour ministry has proposed to reduce the contribution of employer's contribution to Employee Provident Fund (EPFO) from 12 percent to 10 percent. The proposal which will be opposed by the trade unions, will come up for approval in the meeting........Read more

Volvo S60 Polestar India Launch Date Revealed

While India has been eluded from the Polestar cars for a long time now, the Swedish automaker will be debuting its performance brand in the country very soon with the launch of the Volvo S60 Polestar on 14th April 2017.........Read more

NASA wants to create the coolest spot in the universe

Inside that box, lasers, a vacuum chamber and an electromagnetic "knife" will be used to cancel out the energy of gas particles, slowing them until they're almost motionless. This suite of instruments is called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), and was developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. CAL is in the final stages of assembly at JPL, ahead of a ride to space this August on SpaceX CRS-12.........Read more

Technology With Which Robots Can Design And Evolve Themselves Has Been Created

Experts at the University of Oslo in Norway have unveiled a way for robots to design, evolve and manufacture themselves, with the help of artificial evolution called “generative design” and 3D printers.........Read more

Material scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu

Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus.........Read more

SC allows BCCI to release money for remaining 2 India-England Tests

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to release Rs. 1.33 crore expense money for the remaining India-England Test matches in Mumbai and Chennai.........Read more

Not extending last date for cash deposits after Dec 30: Centre

The Government today ruled out extending the December 30 deadline for depositing demonetised currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in banks. “There is sufficient cash available with the Reserve Bank of India and banks. Circulation of notes in respect of Rs 100 has already been increased,” Minister of …........Read more

BSF jawan killed while retaliating to ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector

BSF jawan killed while retaliating to ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector - Four army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the border.........Read more

Uber's Otto has made the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck — 51,744 beers

By using cameras, radar, and lidar sensors mounted on the vehicle to “see” the road, Otto’s system controlled the acceleration, braking, and steering of the truck to carry the beer exit-to-exit without any human intervention.In fact, our professional driver was out of the driver’s seat for the entire 120-mile journey down I-25, monitoring the self-driving system from the sleeper berth in the back.........Read more

What are Volcanoes?

By definition, a volcano is a rupture in the Earth’s (or another celestial body’s) crust that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber located beneath the surface. The term is derived from Vulcano, a volcanically-active island located of the coast of Italy who’s name in turn comes from the Roman god of fire (Vulcan).........Read more

New Development Bank to lend $2.5 billion next year: KV Kamath

A year-and-a-half after K.V. Kamath was appointed president of the New Development Bank set up by the five Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) economies to challenge the dominance of developed countries in providing international finance, he says the institution has quickly taken shape and is now in expansion mode. In an interview on the sidelines of the 8th Brics summit in Goa, where he was present to submit the NDB’s report card, Kamath said increased government spending will soon lead to a recovery in the private investment cycle in India. Edited excerpts:........Read more

Why can't men stand up for themselves: Kangana on Hrithik

There seems to be no end to the feud between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut, with the National Award winning actress today asking why he needs his father to rescue him from controversies.........Read more

Why Liberals Shouting 'Intolerance' Owe An Apology To The Nation

This is how you execute this deceptive strategy: Pick up an isolated instance or even an accidental one, embellish it with sensational and shocking artefacts using an artist's creativity to give it a diabolical hue, magnify it beyond recognition, make it the pivot of a broader non-existent and sinister conspiracy, impute abominable motives to it that are sure to raise the hackles of right minded human beings and then broadcast it as a fait accompli to the world at large and the Western media in particular to malign one's ideological adversaries and extract political mileage.........Read more

Ubisoft CEO Praises Nintendo NX, Says It's "Easy to Use"

"I think, once again, the interface is very attractive," he said about the Nintendo NX. "It's a machine that will be easy to use for all gamers. They have built in something that will give us chance to really have a different experience from what exists today. That's what I like--that they come with something new that is adapted to what we actually want now."........Read more

Hepatitis A Virus: How and Why Strawberries Are The Culprit?

At least 89 people from seven states have been infected with Hepatitis A. Most have been claiming having a smoothie that contains strawberry from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.........Read more

Bridge To Nowhere Shows China's Failed Efforts To Engage North Korea

Towering above the murky waters, the New Yalu River Bridge was supposed to symbolise a new era in relations between China and North Korea, helping bring investment to landmark free trade zones jointly run with the impoverished and isolated state.........Read more

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Actor Hugh O'Brian Passes Away

A representative from HOBY, a philanthropic organization O'Brian founded, says he died at home Monday morning in Beverly Hills.........Read more

Sri Lanka End 17 Years Of Pain, Clinch Historic Win Against Australia

Sri Lanka finally secured victory over Australia in a Test match after 17 years as they defeated them by 106 runs in the first Test in Pallekele.. latest Cricket news........Read more

Zapping the brain during sleep may strengthen memory

In a first, scientists including one of Indian origin, have discovered that stimulating the brain during sleep may strengthen memory, a finding that may lead to a non-invasive method to help people with conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's disease.........Read more

Banker or bankrupt?

The Congress party has opted to play a political version of “double or quits” in UP by declaring Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial choice. Any success the party may attain under her leadership will be a whopping bonus -- it presently finds itse........Read more

Love me tinder: How youngsters are using dating apps to power a sex revolution

Friday night. Single in Mumbai. Bright lights glitter outside the window. Everybody and their partner somewhere out there having fun. Boredom has a new name: bedtime. That hour when the mobile phone is ones best friend. The index finger automatically positions itself, to do the best thing it has ever done: swiping the screen-left, right, up, down. Who knows, of the billions of strangers out there, one swipe might just lead to that chance meeting of true love. Or at least a new Best Friend Forever.........Read more

Leander Paes: The legendary architect of Indian tennis

This man does not age; he has championed time and goes by the name – Leander Adrian Paes.........Read more

After 'Udta Punjab', Gujarati film on Patel quota faces 100 cuts by CBFC

A Gujarati film on the politically sensitive Patidar agitation on the reservation system is now stuck at the doors of censor board, which has suggested 100 cuts and asked the film producer to remove........Read more

India’s strategic gambit in Vietnam

New Delhi’s abiding interest in Vietnam is focused on defence and is meant as a pressure point against China........Read more