Kareena Kapoor Khan is not just known for stellar performances but also her style statement. Whenever the actress steps out in the city, she manages to make everyone's heads turn with her fashion sense. From her casual gym outfit to her red carpet look, she knows how to impress the fashion police. With a huge fan following on the internet Kareena often shares pictures on Instagram that go viral instantly. Recently, Kareena clicked a few sunkissed selfies. It seems that the actress is having a peaceful Sunday while enjoying a view from her balcony. She looked pretty with makeup. Along with the photo, she shows her love for kaftan and wrote, "Up to some shade-y business… 🤣#KaftanSeries".On the work front, Kareena
EW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested six more people and conducted searches at six places in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, an official said on Sunday. The agency has so far arrested 10 people in the case of smuggling of gold through diplomatic baggage addressed to the UAE consulate in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram. On July 30, two accused - Jalal A M of Ernakulam and Said Alavi E of Malappuram - were arrested for conspiring with the arrested accused Ramees K T, an NIA spokesperson said. On July 31, two more accused, Mohammed Shafi P and Abdu P T, both residents of Malappuram, were arrested in the case, he said. On August 1, the NIA
NEW DELHI: After Amit Shah tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday, several politicians and social media users posted "get well soon" wishes on Twitter for the Union home minister and prayed for his speedy recovery. Within minutes of the home minister taking to Twitter announcing he had tested positive for Covid-19, #GetWellSoon was one of the top trends in India. कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की… https://t.co/D1Jhi6tG1t— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1596366832000Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and wished Union minister Amit Shah a speedy recovery. Wishing Mr Amit Shah a speedy recovery.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1596372866000BJP's Gujarat unit president C R Patil wished a
Amitabh Bachchan has tested negative for COVID-19 and has been discharged from the hospital, today. The 77-years-old actor and son Abhishek Bachchan were admitted to Nanavati hospital after they tested positive on July 11. Taking to Twitter, Abhishek, wrote, "My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest Covid-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him." As soon as Abhishek shared the good news, Amitabh's fans and well-wishers from the industry welcomed the megastar at home. His fans flooded the internet expressing their happiness as the actor tested negative. Your recovery has given me strength @SrBachchan ji. God bless you with a
Image credit: Bajrang Punia's Twitter handle. CHANDIGARH: He is one of India’s brightest medal prospects in the Tokyo Olympics, deferred by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but ace grappler Bajrang Punia is aware of the threats of being a contender in the 65 kilogram weight category. Ranked world no.2 in the rankings, three-time world championship medallist Bajrang minced no words in rating his weight category as the trickiest of all as no grappler has managed to win back to back world championship titles in the category. “I feel 65kg is the toughest category in the world. There is no wrestler who has successively won world championship titles or Olympic gold medals,” said Bajrang while pointing out that the
Ian Chappell (Getty Images)MELBOURNE: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell heaped praise on all the bowlers who are a part of the 500 Test wickets club, calling them as "eclectic". His remark came as Stuart Broad became the most recent bowler to forge his name in the club. There are now seven bowlers who have taken more than 500 wickets in the longest format of the game -- Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), Anil Kumble (619), James Anderson (589), Glenn McGrath (563), Curtly Ambrose (519), and Stuart Broad (501). "The seven members of the 500-Test-wicket club are an eclectic group of bowlers; two leggies, an offspinner, a swing bowler, and three seamers. The one missing ingredient is an out-and-out speed
JERUSALEM: Israel on Sunday showered India with goodwill greetings on Friendship Day, peppered with a Bollywood hit number, with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin also congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India on the occasion. Rivlin tweeted in English and Hindi his message tagging Modi. "Happy Friendship Day to our dear friends in India!," the Israeli President wrote. Happy #FriendshipDay to our dear friends in #India!मित्रता दिवस पर मेरी ओर से आपको व भारत की जनता को बहुत बहुत ब… https://t.co/vkybnO2uX9— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) 1596360136000"Mitrata Divas par meri or se aapko aur bharat ki janta ko bahut bahut badhai," he wrote in Hindi. The Israeli embassy in New Delhi this year again hit upon a famous Bollywood number
Rohit scored the first of his 3 ODI double tons on November 2, 2013 in Bengaluru against Australia. (BCCI phot...Read MoreNEW DELHI: India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma has said that his most special moment with wicket-keeper-batsman MS Dhoni remains when he hit his first ODI double century. Rohit scored the first of his three ODI double tons on November 2, 2013 in Bengaluru against Australia. "Best moment with MS (Dhoni) was my first double hundred, he was batting with me and we had a long partnership," said Rohit in a video that he tweeted as part of a question and answer session on Twitter with fans on the occasion of Friendship Day. Opening the batting, Rohit almost played through the
US President Donald Trump (File photo)WASHINGTON: It's getting late early. President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback. But four years later, the dynamics are very different. Aides are increasingly worried that the 2020 campaign may already be defined as a referendum on Trump's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and will feature a historic shift to remote and early vote options. The president's campaign is scrambling for a reset, pausing advertisements while struggling to find both a cohesive message and a way to safely put the president on the road in front of
JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday demanded a probe by retired Supreme Court judges into the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in early 1990s. Replying to questions during a webinar, Abdullah said he was of the firm belief that Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits and that he would support any mechanism to bring them back honourably. Nearly 60,000 Kashmiri Pandit families are registered as migrants after the onset of militancy in the Kashmir Valley in early 1990s. Abdullah, a member of Lok Sabha and president of the National Conference, chose to blame then former Governor Jagmohan for the exodus and said that he "took them away" on the false promise of ensuring
Bollywood actor Zaheer Iqbal, who made his debut with ‘Notebook’ which was produced by Salman Khan, spills the beans on his best friend Maahir Zaveri on the occasion of Friendship Day. This day, friends celebrate each other and their lovely bond. Since everyone is at home due to the lockdown, they will be missing their friends today. ETimes got in touch with Zaheer where he spoke about his bond with his BFF, his annoying habits, a special message and much more! Excerpts: Why is he your best friend? I think the same way you can’t explain why you love someone, you can never explain why your best friend is your best friend. I think there are so many reasons, so many
Minissha Lamba has officially ended her marriage with restauranter Ryan Tham. The divorce has come through. Rumour had it in October 2018 that Minissha and Ryan were not getting along with each other and had chosen to stay separately, but Minissha had not spoken a word about it. Several sections of the media had reached out to her but she remained mum. Thereafter too until now as you read this, she did not utter a word about her marriage, not with even a cryptic message on her social media handles. Today, ETimes has spoken to her exclusively and she has confirmed that she's divorced. Said Minissha, "Ryan and I have parted ways amicably. The legal separation has been done." Minissha met Ryan
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday said the new National Education Policy misses the fundamental goal of human development and expansion of knowledge, noting that it is high on "catchwords" and "verbosity" but lacks critical finances and a coherent roadmap for implementation. It alleged that the policy has circumvented parliamentary oversight and there has been no discussion with the academia except the RSS. Addressing a press conference here, Congress leaders MM Pallam Raju, Rajeev Gowda and Randeep Surjewala said the NEP seeks to create a digital divide between the poor and the rich as it promotes privatisation of public education and "this will lead to it going out of reach of the middle class and the disadvantaged in the society".
NEW DELHI: Russia has proposed Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers meet in Moscow on September 10, the meet will also see the participation of Pakistan and China. According to diplomatic sources, "On the same day, Russia has also offered to host BRICS Foreign Minister's meet." Informed sources here told ANI that this meet was scheduled during pre- Covid times and India can only confirm its participation after evaluating the current situation, as of now there is no official confirmation that India will take part in the scheduled meetings in Moscow. If India decides to take part, this will be the first time that foreign ministers of India, Pakistan and China will come face to face in the same group
Bihar police told ANI that will now be interrogating the actor's ex-manager Disha Salian's family. Disha used to work as a celebrity talent manager. She ended her life after jumping off from the 12th floor of a building in Malad suburb of Mumbai. Recently, ANI tweeted, ''None of the sim cards that were being used by Sushant was registered in his name. One of them was registered in the name of his friend Siddharth Pithani. We are now tracking the call detail records (CDRs): Bihar Police. #SushantSinghRajputDeathCase''. They further added, ''We will also interrogate the family of #SushantSinghRajput's former manager Disha Salian (who died few days before Sushant's death). Even after constant attempts to connect with them on phone, we have
PUNE: In early May, an extremely well-sealed steel box arrived at the cold room of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker. Inside, packed in dry ice, sat a tiny 1-milliliter vial from Oxford, England, containing the cellular material for one of the world’s most promising coronavirus vaccines. Scientists in white lab coats brought the vial to Building 14, carefully poured the contents into a flask, added a medium of vitamins and sugar and began growing billions of cells. Thus began one of the biggest gambles yet in the quest to find the vaccine that will bring the world’s Covid-19 nightmare to an end. The Serum Institute, which is exclusively controlled by a small and fabulously rich
NEW DELHI: People flying into India from Saturday (August 8) onward can seek exemption from institutional quarantine if they come with a corona-negative test report. The test should have been conducted within 96 hours of undertaking the journey to India and passengers submitting false or forged medical reports will be prosecuted. Also, those coming to India for “compelling reasons/cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in family, serious illness and parent(s) with children of the age of 10 years or below” from next Saturday can seek home quarantine for 14 days, instead of seven days paid institutional quarantined then seven days home quarantine. “If they wish to seek such exemption, they shall apply to the online portal at least
JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the abrogation of the erstwhile state's special status had neither ushered in development nor put an end to terrorism as being narrated by some vested interests in New Delhi. He also alleged that the BJP has not learnt any lessons from the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane in 1999 and subsequent release of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Maulana Masood Azhar as they think "they are the wisest of the wise, which is unfortunate". Speaking at a webinar organised by Epilogue News Network, Abdullah, a Lok Sabha member and president of the National Conference (NC), said the government took the decision on the abrogation of the special status without
NEW DELHI: French automaker Renault aims to drive in new models and focus on sales initiatives, especially in rural areas, as it looks to strengthen its position in India, which continues to remain one of the top ten markets for it globally, according to a top company executive. The company recently introduced automated manual transmission (AMT) trims for entry level Kwid and new entrant Triber, in addition to the manual transmission variants. The company is now gearing up to further bolster its product portfolio. "We will soon launch Duster with an all-new turbo engine (petrol), making it the most powerful SUV in its segment," Renault India Operations Country Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Venkatram Mamillapalle told PTI in an
NEW DELHI: The world's highest railway bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir will be ready by next year, and will connect the valley with the rest of India by train for the first time by 2022, officials said on Sunday. According to the plans, Kashmir will be connected with train by December 2022. Here is all you need to know:About the bridge* The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level. The height of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres and that of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres. * This is the tallest railway bridge in the world and the
While one after one new claims are surfacing surrounding the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, now the Bihar police investigating the matter is likely to summon the late actor’s flatmate and friend, Sidharth Pithani for further questioning. Siddharth was one of the first people to find Sushant unresponsive and according to his previous statements, it was he who had called the locksmith to break open Sushant’s door and found him “hanging.” He was also the one to inform Sushant’s sister about the tragic incident. Recently, Pithani has also claimed in an interview with a news channel that the Rajput family had earlier asked him to make up a statement on Rs. 15 crores allegedly missing from Sushant’s finance.
Bajrang Punia (Getty Images)MUMBAI: Asian Games gold medalist Bajrang Punia is confident of Indian wrestlers performing well and winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics next year. The star grappler believes India's performances at the World Championship shows they are in good form. "I think we will win three to four medals from wrestling in the Tokyo Olympics. The World Championship is a tougher tournament than the Olympics but we performed well there. So I think Indian wrestlers are in top form which makes them strong contenders for a medal haul in Tokyo," Punia said during the 17th episode of budding international paddler Mudit Dani's online live chat show 'In The Sportlight' on Saturday night. The Olympic Games, which were initially
NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to a hospital. The minister said that even though his health is fine, has been hospitalised on the advice of doctors. "I request all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourselves tested," he said. कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की… https://t.co/D1Jhi6tG1t— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) 1596366832000
Jehan Daruvala drives during the Formula 2 Championship at Silverstone. (Getty Images)SILVERSTONE: India's Jehan Daruvala jumped six places in an action-packed final three laps to finish fourth in the sprint race on Sunday, his best result so far in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. It was a much-needed result for Daruvala, who had to endure slow starts in the earlier races due to clutch issues including the feature race on Saturday, when he finished 12th after starting seventh on the grid. The Indian driver, who is a Red Bull junior, overtook the feature race winner Nikita Mazepin on the final lap to secure eight points from the weekend, taking his overall tally to 18 points after four rounds of the
NEW DELHI: University of Delhi has declared the result of CBCS Students of the 2nd and 4th semester of academic session 2019-2020 (May-June 2020) on its official website. Candidates can visit the official website of DU — du.ac.in — to check and download their result. DU has now released the results of second and fourth-semester exams that were held in May and June 2020. How to check DU result Candidates can follow the step-by-step instructions given below to check and download the DU result. 1. Go to the official website of DU — du.ac.in 2. On the homepage click on the link which reads "Result of CBCS Students of IInd and IVthSemester of Academic Session 2019-2020 (May-June 2020)" 3. It will
LONDON: With the help of a mouse model, a team of researchers has now discovered more than 200 genes with novel and known roles in glioblastoma - the most aggressive type of brain cancer that offer promising new drug targets. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Addenbrooke's Hospital, and their collaborators engineered a new mouse model to show for the first time how a mutation in the well-known cancer gene, EGFR initiates glioblastoma and works with a selection from more than 200 other genes to drive cancer. The results, published today in Genome Biology present the first mouse model of its kind, which is available for the research community to advance new treatments for this lethal form of brain cancer.
ZURICH: Switzerland should tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus again following a recent spike in cases, in order to prevent the need for much harsher lockdown measures in future, the new head of the country's coronavirus taskforce said. Switzerland has seen the number of new cases of Covid-19 surge to more than 200 a day recently after an average of 35 per day in June. Martin Ackermann, who heads the body that provides scientific advice to the Swiss government, said the country was on the brink of a big increase in infections and had little room to manoeuvre. "We should intervene early to prevent exponential growth," Ackermann told newspaper SonntagsZeitung. "Otherwise there's a risk of drastic and expensive restrictions. This
In a recent interaction with Times Now, Sushant Singh Rajput's friend Samuel Haokip opened up about the actor. He said that he stopped working with him around June or July 2019. He stated that he is not really aware of what really went wrong after that. He told them that he heard from a few of his staff that there very certain medications. He further added that Sushant was pretty balanced when it came to financial decision making. Recently, ANI tweeted, ''None of the sim cards that were being used by Sushant was registered in his name. One of them was registered in the name of his friend Siddharth Pithani. We are now tracking the call detail records (CDRs): Bihar
NEW DELHI: The home ministry has sought an additional three months' time for framing rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), officials said on Sunday. The plea was made before the Department Related Standing Committee for Subordinate Legislation as according to the Manual on Parliamentary Work, the rules for any legislation should be framed within six months of the presidential assent or an extension must be sought. The controversial CAA, which facilitates granting of Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Parliament nearly eight months ago and had led to protests in different parts of the country. The President had given his assent to the legislation on December 12, 2019. "The home ministry
NEW DELHI: In the past four months when the entire country was in various stages of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the Railways has digitised over 12 lakh documents like letters, bills, office orders, project drawings and more than four lakh files, scrapping their manual handling and reducing not just physical contact between officials but also operational costs. The use of Railways' e-office has grown manifold since the pandemic hit the country -- the number of e-receipts increased from 4.5 lakhs during March 2019 to March this year, to 16.5 lakhs in April-July this year; the number of e-files increased from 1.3 lakh to 5.4 lakh during the same periods respectively. The e-office platform provided by RailTel is a cloud enabled software
As the plot of Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death thickens, currently, the late actor’s girlfriend has become one of the prime suspects behind the tragic death. While Sushant’s dad, K.K. Singh has lodged an FIR against the actress and her family on the same, now, reportedly, the ‘Jalebi’ actress and her family have left their Mumbai residence nearly three to four days back at the middle of the night. According to the statement of Rhea’s building manager in a recent interview with a news channel, the Chakraborty family, including Rhea, her father, mother, and brother had vacated their Mumbai apartment together with "big suitcases" and jet off in a "blue car" in the middle of the night. The witness
NEW DELHI: The Modi government came out with the New Education Policy 2020, replacing a 34-year-old national policy on education. Under the new policy, students will get a chance to take the board examination twice. What will be the big changes in higher education, what will be the type of board examinations, what will be the nature of primary classes, what will be the changes in engineering and medicine streams -- to get the answer we spoke to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. What will be the nature of the 10th and 12th standard board examinations or will there be any changes in them? The new policy will make the 10th or 12th board exams easier. The emphasis will be on holistic
Stuart Broad (AP photo)LONDON: England's Stuart Broad said he considered retiring after being omitted for last month's series opener against West Indies at Southampton. England's decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped the 34-year-old Broad's run of 51 consecutive home Tests. The right-arm quick returned to claim 16 wickets in the next two Tests as England won back-to-back matches to triumph 2-1, with Broad picked as the player of the series. "Were there thoughts of retirement going round my head? One hundred per cent. Because I was so down," Broad told the Mail on Sunday. "I can't think of many times I have been
NEW DELHI: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has postponed exams that were scheduled for August 9, 2020. The recruitment exams thus postponed include Faculty Research Associate, Research Associate, Research Associate - Technical, Hindi Officer, Analyst Programmer - Windows, Analyst Programmer - Linux, IT Administrator, Programming Assistant posts. Post Code Post Name 4 Faculty Research Associate 5 Research Associate 6 Research Associate - Technical 7 Hindi Officer 8 Analyst Programmer - Windows 9 Analyst Programmer - Linux 10 IT Administrator 11 Programming Assistant As per the new schedule, IBPS will hold the exams for the above-said posts on August 12. An official notification released on the IBPS's website reads "The online examination for the above posts, which was scheduled
Friendship Day is one of the most loved days in the country. On this day, friends celebrate each other and their precious bond. Even in Bollywood, there are reel and real-life friendships which are nothing but BFF goals. There are films about friends like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘3 Idiots’ and more that have inspired people in real life. Be it Munna-Circuit, MC Sher or Rancho, we always wish to have a friend like them in real life. On this special day, here’s looking at Bollywood characters we would really love to be friends with in real life too:
MS Dhoni (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: Batting great Rahul Dravid has attributed Chennai Super Kings' consistent run in the IPL to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's instincts, game-smarts and the incredible amount of work that goes behind the scenes. N Srinivasan, the former BCCI president and head of India Cements, which owns the CSK franchise, agreed that Dhoni is a man of instinct who doesn't believe in attending team meetings and going over data. Both were speaking at a webinar organised by the Great Lakes Institute of Management. "If you look at the success CSK has had, they've got really good access to data and they've got really good access to people behind the scenes and they've run cricket teams at the
NEW DELHI: Indian cricketers including ODI captain Mithali Raj on Sunday welcomed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's announcement that the women's IPL will take place during the men's league in the UAE. The team has not played since the T20 World Cup final since March. Mithali, who only plays ODIs, last played in November. With the tour of England in cancelled, it seemed the women won't get much game time before the ODI World Cup in February-March. However, Ganguly's announcement has eased some concerns. "This is excellent news . Our ODI World Cup campaign to finally kick start . A big thank you to @SGanguly99 @BCCI @JayShah and thank you @BoriaMajumdar for your support to women's cricket," Mithali tweeted. This is
(AFP photo)NEW DELHI: The Centre has written to all states and Union Territories stating that smartphones and tablet devices should be allowed for hospitalised COVID-19 patients so that they can interact with family and friends through video conferencing, which would provide them psychological support. Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the missive was issued following some representation from the kin of patients alleging otherwise. Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the Health Ministry Dr Rajiv Garg in the letter to the principal secretaries of health and medical education of states and Union territories said appropriate protocols for disinfecting devices and allotting timeslots can be developed by the hospital concerned to facilitate contact between patients and their family.
NEW DELHI: The decades-long movement for building a Ram temple in Ayodhya may have been marked by political and, at times, social discord, but the beginning of its construction from August 5 will foster in society "brotherhood and harmony", the values associated with Lord Ram, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust member Kameshwar Chaupal said on Sunday. The trust, formed by the central government following the Supreme Court's ruling in November last in favour of building the temple at the site, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple on August 5. "This will also be a foundation stone of Ram Rajya in the country. Ram's life encapsulates the values of social harmony
NEW DELHI: The Centre has written to all states and Union Territories stating that smartphones and tablet devices should be allowed for hospitalised Covid-19 patients so that they can interact with family and friends through video conferencing, which would provide them psychological support. Though mobile phones are allowed in hospital wards, the missive was issued following some representation from the kin of patients alleging otherwise. Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in the health ministry Dr Rajiv Garg in the letter to the principal secretaries of health and medical education of states and Union territories said appropriate protocols for disinfecting devices and allotting timeslots can be developed by the hospital concerned to facilitate contact between patients and their family. He
GUWAHATI: More than 56 lakh people have been affected by the floods, which have wreaked havoc across 30 districts of Assam, according to a daily status report on Sunday. According to the report, the total number of 56,89,584 people have been affected in 30 districts of Assam since May 22 and 109 people have lost their lives in flood-related incidents. Meanwhile, the state government has set up 621 relief camps for the affected people. State Disaster Relief Force, National Disaster Relief Force, Circle Office, Civil Defence and Inland Water Transport and several locals are engaged in rescue operations. So far, as many as 81,678 people have been evacuated. Notably, 2,62,723 hectares of crop area has also been affected by the
COIMBATORE: How many times have you chanced upon a spectacularly colourful butterfly and wanted to learn more about it? If you happen to have a photo of the winged beauty, head straight to https://butterflyvision.in and upload the picture to get details like general and scientific names of the butterfly and its habitat. The site is the brainchild of Vadavalli-based Theivaprakasham Hari, who is pursuing an MTech in Data Science at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. "I wanted to develop an application for easy identification of butterflies in 2012 after finishing Class XII. I used to participate in butterfly walks. Those days, we did not even have a database of butterflies and were referring Kerala's database, expensive books and depending on experts. I wanted
NEW DELHI: The new National Education Policy (NEP) announced by the central government last week has introduced major reforms in Indian education at all levels. For languages, it lays emphasis on learning in the mother tongue or regional language as the medium of instruction till Grade 5, to promote multilingualism. The NEP has also given a list of foreign language electives students can take from the secondary school level. "Wherever possible, the medium of instruction until at least Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond, will be the home language, mother tongue, local language or the regional language. Thereafter, the home or local language shall continue to be taught as a language wherever possible. This will be followed by
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed UP Jal Nigam to expeditiously complete the work of sewer connectivity to households at Narora town in Bulandshahr district to ensure that no untreated water is discharged into the Ganga. The green panel slammed the Jal Nigam over non-functional sewage treatment plant at Narora and discharge of untreated sewage in a pond adjacent to the river. "UP Jal Nigam must perform its responsibility and cannot take the plea that fault was of the contractor. The work of sewer connectivity to households be completed expeditiously which may be reviewed by the principal secretary, Urban Development, UP," a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel said. It said the Jal Nigam is
None of the sim cards that actor Sushant Singh Rajput was using was registered under his name, said the team of Bihar Police, probing his death case, on Sunday. The team also informed that one of the sim cards that the late actor was using was registered the name of his friend Siddharth Pithani. "We are now tracking the call detail records (CDRs)," the police said. The team also said that they will interrogate the family of Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Disha Salian, who died few days before Sushant's death. "Even after constant attempts to connect with them on phone, we have failed to establish any contact," it said. Earlier today, while talking to news agency, the Director-General of Police (DGP)
KAZIRANGA: While floods have wreaked havoc in 30 districts of Assam, four-day-old rhino calf was rescued in the Kaziranga National Park staff on Sunday morning. All efforts are underway to reunite the calf with his mother. "A 3-4 days old rhino baby was rescued by Kaziranga National Park staff at 10:30 am today and was taken to our Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) for further observations. All possible efforts will be taken to reunite him with his mother," said Sailendra Pandey, the Public Relations Officer to the minister of environment and forest Parimal Suklabaidya. Over 56 lakh people have been affected by the floods, which have wreaked havoc across 30 districts of Assam, according to a daily status
As the entire world dedicates the first Sunday on August to their beloved friends, our B-town celebs are no less when it comes to the bond of friendship. On Friendship Day, scores of Bollywood celebrities recalled fond memories with their friends on social media to mark the occasion. Posting a collage of pictures with her friends on Instagram, actor Kajol Devgn extended friendship day wishes in an appreciation post. The collage shared by the 'Dilwale' actor featured pictures with her close friends from the industry--Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar. It also comprised of a picture with her sister Tanisha Mukerjee and her friend Madhura Samarth and Mayuri Garware along with others. Along with the picture, the actor noted,
NEW DELHI: The world's highest railway bridge, over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir, will be ready by next year, and will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of India by train for the first time by 2022, officials said on Sunday. The bridge, which has a central span of 467 metres, is being built at a height of 359 metres from the bed level. The height of Qutab Minar in Delhi is 72 metres and that of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres. "This is the tallest railway bridge in the world and the maximum designed wind speed for the bridge is 266 kmph," a senior government official said. The construction work of the bridge was
What if we told you that in addition to its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and strong antiviral properties, this golden spice can also aid your weight loss journey. Yes, this age-old superfood contains a powerful compound known as curcumin, which is well known for its strong anti-inflammatory qualities. Curcumin plays a major role in reducing inflammation in the body, which is often linked to obesity.According to a study published in Tufts University, the curcumin compound present in Haldi can help in battling obesity and excess fat deposition by suppressing the growth of fat tissue and reducing weight gain in mice and cell models.
MUMBAI: The education department has introduced a "know your eligibility" feature in the online first-year junior college admission process, giving students a list of options on the basis of last year's cut-offs and quotas they are applying under. Education minister Varsha Gaikwad kicked off Part I of the admission form-filling process on Saturday afternoon. "This year is different. We wanted to make sure children don't have to step out of their homes for admission. Hence, we have given them three months to submit original documents, made available online grievance redressal and are setting up a mobile application," she said. Among the changes introduced this year, the "know your eligibility" feature will help students broaden their options. Once a student enters the marks,
AMRITSAR: Promoting Sikhism and bridging cultural differences through his watches having ‘Khanda,’ a Sikh symbol with double-edged sword representing the belief in one god, as its logo on the dial and crown of his luxury range of watches has become the aim of Australian watchmaker Danny Singh. While talking to TOI over phone from Melbourne on Sunday, the second generation NRI Danny informed “I was looking for a new business venture and during one of my trip to London, I was convinced that it would be watches and then I started working on the modalities of the business,” adding that the first thing that came to his mind was the logo for his watches, about which he was unable to
NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has extended the last date to submit the online applications for the various programmes (July 2020 session) offered by the university till August 16, 2020. Interested candidates can apply for the online programs through the official website of IGNOU — ignou.ac.in. It should be noted that candidates need to submit applications through online mode only. Application fees can be paid by the following methods — credit, debit, net banking. Before proceeding to the application process, applicants should have the following: Scanned Photograph Scanned Signature Scanned copy of Age Proof Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) Scanned Copy of Category Certificate,
MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said people may seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation if problems like job losses are not resolved. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 10 crore people have lost their livelihood and the crisis has affected 40 crore families, Raut claimed in his weekly column 'Rokthok' in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'. Salaried middle class people have lost their jobs, while the trade and industry have suffered losses to the tune of about Rs four lakh crore, the Rajya Sabha member said. "There is a limit to people's patience. They cannot just survive on hope and assurances. Even the prime minister will agree that even though Lord Ram's 'vanvas' (exile) has ended,the present situation
GUWAHATI: Once the Centre orders re-opening of schools, the Assam government has plans to recreate the ancient gurukul system and bring out school children from classes V to VIII from the confines of classrooms to the open space, in a field or a courtyard, to reduce chances of spreading of the coronavirus. Students of classes IX-XII will attend classes in their classrooms for not more than three hours and each classroom can have only 15 students. For those in standards 9 and 11, there will be classes for two days a week and those in standard 10 and 12 will attend classes four days a week. "If the Centre orders re-opening of schools, we are planning to move in a cautious way...
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Sushant Singh Rajput's father recently filed an FIR against the actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and others. Post that, a police team from Bihar arrived in Mumbai to investigate the case. The probe took a new turn after this. According to Times Now, the late actor's family alleged that there is black magic angle in this case. According to the reports, Sushant Singh Rajput’s bank account details reveal three withdrawals. The family reportedly found an amount of 2.93 lakh rupees that was withdrawn from the actor's account in the name of 'Pooja'. But the star's family members claim that the pooja was never performed. Sushant's sister Priyanka was the nominee of the account and that's how the details came under the scanner.
MS Dhoni and Ashish Nehra. (TOI File Photo)NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni at this year's IPL can be a talking point but the tournament cannot be a selection trial for the enigmatic former India captain, reckons former pacer Ashish Nehra. Dhoni has retired from Test cricket and has not played for India in the limited overs format since last year's World Cup, where India ended semifinalists. His comeback and retirement has been a matter of intense speculation. His much-awaited comeback is expected to be with Chennai Super Kings at the upcoming IPL, set to be held in the UAE from September 19. "For me, MS Dhoni's game never came down," Nehra said on Star Sports' show 'Cricket Connected'. "He knows
NEW DELHI: Aviation security regulator BCAS has issued guidelines for drone operating systems, which act like cockpits on the ground to remotely pilot the unmanned aerial vehicle. The BCAS has listed out rules that should be followed for cyber security, storage facility, training and background check of staff for drone operating systems or remotely piloted aircraft systems. A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), its associated remote pilot station, its required command and control links and any other components constitute a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). "Ensure that CCTV cameras are installed inside RPAS and the storage facility. The capacity to retain recording of minimum 30 days shall be in place for all categories of RPAs except for mini and micro," said
NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Friendship Day, Indian batsman Suresh Raina hailed his 'mentor' and former India captain MS Dhoni, saying that the latter has been his 'guiding force'. Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday shared a video featuring both Raina and Dhoni and captioned it as "F.R.7.3.N.D.S - together in the pursuit of perfect10n, for a perfect den. #WhistlePodu #Yellove #FriendshipDay." CSK captain Dhoni and Raina have been the franchise's talisman players ever since the IPL started in 2008. Replying to the franchise's tweet, Raina wrote, "Thank you for creating such beautiful memories of us @ChennaiIPL. @msdhoni bhai is not just a friend, he is been my guiding force, my mentor and always
Marvel Cinematic Universe's popular Avengers team consists of several superheroes who have teamed up on several occasions to save the world. While 'Avengers: Endgame' marked the end of one of the most epic saga in the Marvel Universe by bringing Thanos' devious plan to an end, there are many actors, who developed an amazing camaraderie while working together over the many years. Here is a list of Avenger superheroes, who are friends in real life as well.
NEW DELHI: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi was on Sunday discharged from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, three days after she was admitted, according to a health bulletin. Her condition was stable at the time of discharge, said Dr DS Rana, Chairman (Board of Management), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The 73-year-old Congress patron was admitted to the hospital for routine tests and check-up on Thursday. She was under the care of Dr Arup Kumar Basu, a chest and respiratory medicine specialist. On Thursday, she had chaired a meeting of the party Rajya Sabha MPs which went on for more than three hours.
With the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) the demand for Biotech engineers has increased many folds. New types of viruses are being seen every alternate year in the world - Marburg virus, Ebola virus, Dengue, Influenza, Hantavirus to name a few. To fight these viruses and other unseen upcoming viruses the world needs Biotech engineers. Apart from assisting scientist in developing vaccine to fight viruses the Biotech engineers are required in four major industrial areas including health care (medical), agriculture, waste treatment and food production. Biotech engineers help in improving, expanding and developing bio processes from laboratory scale to the manufacturing scale. The following are four among the many types of bioengineers found in the industry: A BIOCHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER: Biochemical engineers combine
On Taapsee Pannu's birthday, Vicky took to his Instagram handle to share a fun BTS photo from the sets of their 2018 film 'Manmarziyaan'. Helmed by Anurag Kashyap, the film starred Vicky, Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee in pivotal roles. He captioned the post as, ''#BehindTheScenes.‘Manmarziyaan’- The last scene between Vicky and Rumi in the film. Me and @taapsee (Happy Birthday! 😘) were ready in costumes chilling on this charpai, the dop was told to set the shots a certain way and he was set and this is when @anuragkashyap10 takes a corner with his pad and pen to write the dialogues of the scene while @kanika.d is going 😱🧐🙃. We get the scene, rehearse and in a few minutes we
NEW DELHI: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is looking at enhancing localisation of its products as well as technologies as it aims to de-risk its business from foreign exchange fluctuations as well supply chain challenges, according to a senior company official. The company, which is a joint venture between Japanese auto major Toyota and the Kirloskar Group, is increasing local content in car manufacturing as well as planning to produce hybrid systems in the country. "We are looking at localisation not only because of Made in India initiative. Backward integration also insulates from exchange rate fluctuations and makes supply chain shorter," TKM Senior Vice President (Sales and Service) Naveen Soni told PTI in an interview. As part of the process, the
File photo for representation purpose onlyNEW DELHI: Delhi and Mumbai Customs will begin faceless assessment of certain imported goods beginning Monday, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has said. On June 8, 2020, the CBIC had rolled out in Bengaluru and Chennai the first phase of "faceless assessment" scheme for imported goods, as it prepared for pan-India roll out by January 1, 2021. "Board has decided to begin the 2nd phase of All India rollout of faceless assessment w.e.f. August 3, 2020, by including Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and extending the scope of Faceless Assessment at Chennai and Bangalore Customs Zones," the CBIC said in a letter to Principal Chief Commissioners of Customs and Central Tax.
NEW DELHI: Former India captain and National Cricket Academy (NCA) Director of Cricket Operations Rahul Dravid said the real impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on domestic cricket in the country will start to be felt around October. Dravid said that even if a vaccine becomes available towards the end of the year, some parts of the domestic season may have to be omitted. "Hopefully if we're able to find a level of cure or vaccine even towards the end of the year, we'll be in a position to be able to complete, even if not the whole domestic season, but large parts of it," Dravid said in a webinar hosted by Deccan Herald. "Obviously prioritising that would be important so
NEW DELHI: A registry of hospitalised Covid-19 patients across the country is being mooted to collect real time data which will help improve treatment outcomes, analyse trends in the progression of the pandemic and calibrate response, officials said. The ICMR in collaboration with the health ministry and the AIIMS is planning to set up the National Clinical Registry which will help researchers and policy makers understand effectiveness of investigational therapies, adverse effects taking place and generate evidence for improving the treatment of Covid-19 patients. "The aim is to collect data of the hospitalised Covid-19 patients like clinical and laboratory features, their demographics, comorbidities, treatment outcomes, complications in all age groups among others," officials said. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and
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We all become so conscious of our skin during monsoon, we do everything possible to avoid those pimples, but our hair also needs utmost care during monsoon. Because of so much humidity in the air and sweating, our hair tends to become so dry and brittle, which leads to hair loss:We got in touch with Dr Blossom Kochhar, Founder & Chairperson of the Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies who highlighted some tips one can follow to keep hair healthy during this weather: One can make a hair mask of coconut milk. lemon juice and a few drops of lavender essential oil. This will help to treat dry and brittle hair. Apply this for 20 minutes and wash it off. You can
With the changing world, the relationships are also changing and our Bollywood industry and our films are the best mirrors of the same. Long gone are the days when parents and kids had a relationship strictly filled with just love and respect.Parents, today, turn into friends of their kids once they are all grown up and this relationship works wonders for both sides. Bollywood celebrities like Suniel Shetty, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakesh Roshan, and others have time and again spoken about the friendly relations they have with their kids.On the occasion of Friendship’s Day, today here’s taking a look at celebrities and their kids who share a friendly relationship with each other.
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded the release of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti who has been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir. "India's democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders. It's high time Mehbooba Mufti is released," the Congress leader tweeted. India’s democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders. It’s high time Mehbooba Mufti is released.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1596348924000 Earlier on Saturday, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said that the extension of the detention of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti under the PSA is an abuse of law and an assault on the Constitutional rights guaranteed to every citizen. Mufti's
MIAMI: Florida braced for hurricane conditions Sunday, with forecasters warning tropical storm Isaias could strengthen before slamming into the state, which is already struggling with the coronavirus. Isaias is threatening to trigger a storm surge and flash flooding in parts of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday, adding that "preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion." Winds were gusting up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) an hour as the tropical storm churned toward Miami, in Florida's southeast. The deadly storm earlier dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas and was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane. Florida's coast experienced heavy gusts of wind early Sunday, and President Donald Trump declared an emergency ahead of the storm's
Dilip Vengsarkar. (TOI Photo)MUMBAI: Mumbai Cricket Association Apex Council member Nadim Memon has demanded that three blocks of the north stand at the Wankhede Stadium here be named after former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar. "My proposal (to) name north-stand A,B,C blocks in the name of Dilip Vengsarkar our Mumbaikar Cricketer, played for India in 116 test matches and captain, played for Mumbai in all first class matches...," Memon wrote in an e-mail sent to MCA President Vijay Patil and all Apex Council members. "It will be an honour and respect to the cricketer of Mumbai," added Memon, also a noted curator. Currently, two stands of the Wankhede Stadium are named after batting greats Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, who have
NEW DELHI: The increasing need for personal mobility due to the Covid-19 pandemic along with healthy rural demand accelerated the sales momentum of the automobile industry in July. A week to look forward to as Kia Motors is all set to take the covers off the Sonet SUV. Read these and more, in this week’s TOI Auto Weekly: Green shoots:Maruti Suzuki India said its domestic sales in July stood at 1,01,307 units as against 1,00,006 units in July 2019. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) saw its domestic sales at 38,200 units last month as against 39,010 units in July 2019, down by 2 per cent. In the two-wheeler segment, Hero MotoCorp reported a 3.97 per cent dip in sales to
Kajol is one of the popular actors in Bollywood who has gathered several friends in her film career including her co-star, Shah Rukh Khan. Today, to celebrate Friendship Day, the actress took to social media to pen down a heartfelt note expressing how loved and blessed she feels on the special occasion. Sharing multiple throwback pictures with her friends, including one with Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar, the actress wrote, “Couldn’t fit all my friends in one frame. So loved am I. I am truly blessed. To all my friends who can be seen and can’t. Of my blood and not... #HappyFriendshipDay” In the collage of pictures, Kajol is seen having a gala time with several of her friends in different
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath will host a recital of 'Hanuman Chalisa' at his residence here on Tuesday, a day before the ground-breaking ceremony for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya. All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly followed during the event, Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta said on Sunday. "'Hanuman Chalisa' recital has been organised at Nathji's residence on Tuesday. He is an ardent devotee of Hanumanji. He has asked the party cadre and leaders to recite 'Hanuman Chalisa' at their homes on Tuesday, Gupta said. On Saturday, Kamal Nath said a Ram temple is being constructed in Ayodhya with the consent of every Indian. Asked about the reason behind the event being organised by the former state chief minister,
Representative imageBritain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India's independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognizing the contributions of people from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities. British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK Treasury said in an emailed statement late on Saturday. "RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi", the Treasury said. Gandhi, who was born in 1869, advocated for non-violence throughout his life and played a key role in India's struggle for independence. His birthday, Oct. 2, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence. Often referred to as India's "father of the
Graeme Smith. (AFP Photo)JOHANNESBURG: Former captain and Cricket South Africa director of cricket (DOC) Graeme Smith has said that there were "internal agendas" at play within the organisation, which have become a "cancer". Smith hinted that actions of a few people at senior positions have brought disrepute to the organisation and said media "leaks" have contributed to the current internal problems. "I think it's been a cancer from within the organisation for a while and it's not getting any better," he was quoted as saying by a 'news24.com' report. "You try and work out who in senior positions in this organisation is doing this, and why? What is the end goal? Is it serving cricket? It's quite clearly someone in
COIMBATORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked students to prepare innovative models and forward them for their use in a big way. Following an interaction with a student here through video conference after she came up with a model on embankments during the Smart India Hackathon (SIH), the Prime Minister asked her to make her presentation before the authorities concerned. The student was M Shwetha, a fourth year student of M.Sc (Software Systems) of Sri Krishna Arts and Science College. She had developed the model of an embankment and how the replica could help prevent loss of life and property if there were a breach. An embankment is the soil on the periphery of the natural water bodies that
CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved opening of 10 new women colleges in Haryana, an official said on Saturday. Khattar will lay the foundation stone of the 10 colleges through video conferencing on Raksha Bandhan on Monday, the spokesperson said. The colleges are at Morni in Panchkula district, Isharwal in Bhiwani, Goriwala in Sirsa, Firozepur Jhirka in Nuh, Chhatar in Jind, Ladana Chaku in Kaithal, Pratap Nagar in Yamunanagar, Agroha in Hisar and Bhainswal Kalan and Baroda in Sonipat. These colleges will be started from the makeshift building of the government senior secondary schools from the upcoming academic session and admissions will also be done, the official said. Education Minister Kanwar Pal said it was the
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath will host a recital of 'Hanuman Chalisa' at his residence here on Tuesday, a day before the ground-breaking ceremony for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya. All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly followed during the event, Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta said on Sunday. "'Hanuman Chalisa' recital has been organised at Nathjis residence on Tuesday. He is an ardent devotee of Hanumanji. He has asked the party cadre and leaders to recite 'Hanuman Chalisa' at their homes on Tuesday, Gupta said. On Saturday, Kamal Nath said a Ram temple is being constructed in Ayodhya with the consent of every Indian. Asked about the reason behind the event being organised by the former state chief minister,
NEW DELHI: A lawyer has moved the Supreme Court seeking a slew of directions to the Central government to "restrict the assassination of dignity" of individuals, communities, religious saints, religious and political organisations by the broadcasting electronic channels in the name of freedom of the press. The petition moved by lawyer Reepak Kansal is likely to come up for hearing within a week. Kansal, in his petition, said that there are many TV channels which allegedly showed news against religious saint, religious and political organisation in the name of freedom of the press. He sought the intervention of the apex court to issue appropriate orders directing the Union of India to control the "uncontrolled and unregulated" broadcasting electronic channels, who
Sourav Ganguly. (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said the Women's IPL or the Challenger series, as it is better known, is "very much on", ending speculation about the parent body not having a plan for Harmanpreet Kaur and her team. The men's IPL will be held between September 19 and November 8 or 10 (final date yet to be locked in) in the UAE due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The women's IPL will also be fit in to the schedule, according to the BCCI chief. "I can confirm to you that the women's IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also," Ganguly
HYDERABAD: Despite the state cancelling Intermediate examination of Telangana Open School Society (TOSS) and declaring all students as pass, students are worried as they are ineligible to appear for Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance (EAMCET) with 35% marks. They said that it is complete injustice on part of the state to award them minimum marks-35% in each subject. "I don't think we will be able to get into any professional courses with these marks," said S Madhu Brahma, an MPC student registered with TOSS. Students said that many of them were planning to get admissions in BSc, BCom, BA courses, but now it looks like a distant dream. "Even though there is no cut off for degree admissions, seats are filled by
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear on August 5 a plea of former Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking direction to discharge him from the nun rape case. A bench headed by Justice AS Bopanna will hear Mulakkal's plea for dropping of rape charges against him. Mulakkal has filed the plea in top court where he claimed to be innocent and said he was implicated after he questioned the financial dealings of the victim nun. He has recently approached the top court after the Kerala High Court has rejected his plea for discharge from the case. On July 7, the Kerala High Court had rejected Mulakkal's plea to quash the charge of sexually assaulting a nun against him and directed him
Jonny Bairstow. (Reuters Photo)Jonny Bairstow is keen to return to England's Test squad and also wants to help the team retain their 50-overs World Cup title in 2023, the 30-year-old has said. Bairstow played the last of his 70 Tests in South Africa in December and was left out of last month's home series against West Indies as well as the first Test against Pakistan, beginning on Wednesday. A Test recall "is my burning ambition, but the only way I'm going to do that is to score runs, starting in this ODI series," he told Sky Sports after his quick-fire 82 secured England's four-wicket victory in the second One Day International against Ireland on Saturday in Southampton, England. "I'm hopefully
LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to Ayodhya today to review the preparations for Ram Temple foundation laying ceremony, stands cancelled. The visit has been cancelled due to the demise of the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamala Rani Varun who was was receiving treatment for Covid-19. He was scheduled to visit Ayodhya today to take stock of preparations for the Ram temple foundation stone laying ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5. The construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will begin after the ceremony to lay the foundation stone in which chief ministers of several states, ministers from the Union Cabinet and RSS chief