Olympics: India lose to Belgium 2-5 in men's hockey semis (Lead)

Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) India's brilliant run in the Tokyo Olympics men's hockey tournament came to an end with a 2-5 defeat to world champions Belgium in the semifinals here on Tuesday.


7 held for killing 38 monkeys in Karnataka's Hassan

Hassan, (Karnataka), Aug 3 (IANS) The forest department and police have arrested seven persons, including a woman in connection with the killing of 38 monkeys in the Hassan district.


Delta variant predominant in Covid cases of TN

Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) With the Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu showing fluctuations with increases in some days and fall in other days, a study on the samples of positive patients have found that the Delta variant is dominant in the majority of samples.


Nitish Kumar will complete full tenure, says Kushwaha

Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Amid spats between Bihar's ruling allies JD-U and the BJP, JD-U parliamentary board President Upendra Kushwaha on Monday said that no one has capacity to remove Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from his post.


As it leads UNSC, India will keep spotlight on terrorism: Tirumurti

United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) India will keep the spotlight on terrorism during its presidency of the Security Council and make a renewed push for international efforts to combat the scourge in all its manifestations, according to India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti said.

Historic win for India Women's hockey team as they enter Olympic semis for the first time
Experimentation in Malayalam cinema, taking it places
Rahul to hold breakfast meet on Tuesday to discuss joint oppn strategy


No study on climate change's role in increasing cloudbursts: Govt

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government is "seized of the matter" related to frequent cloudbursts in the hilly regions of the country due to climate change effect, but there is no established study for India estimating its quantified contribution in triggering such phenomenon, the Pa...


'Scientific collab should bring ease of living for common man'

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The ultimate goal of all scientific innovations should be that it reaches every household like happened in case of space technology and the global scientific collaboration should be for bringing 'ease of living' to the common man, Union Minister of State (Ind...


Amazon, Microsoft, Google grab 63% of $42 bn Cloud infra market

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services reached $42 billion in the second quarter (Q2), increased by $2.7 billion from the previous quarter and up 39 per cent from the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report.


Covid herd immunity in France possible by autumn: Official

Paris, Aug 3 (IANS) Alain Fischer, coordinator of France's Covid-19 vaccination campaign, said that the country could reach herd immunity against the virus by this autumn, calling on the still reluctant segments of the population to get vaccinated to help cope with highly transmissi...



Excited at the prospect of playing in middle-order: Aussie skipper Wade

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Aug 3 (IANS) Australia's stand-in skipper Matthew Wade has said ahead of the opening T20 International against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium later on Tuesday that it is an exciting prospect for him to "go back into the middle order" an...


Police Commemoration Day 2021 to be dedicated to 'Covid warriors'

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) This year, the Police Commemoration Day will be dedicated to all 'Corona Warriors' from among the security personnel (including state police), who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of Covid-19 duty across the country, said a senior government official.


Bundelkhand to get 10K ponds to resolve water crisis

Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has planned to build 10,000 farm ponds at the cost of Rs 100 crore in the current financial year (2021-22) in Bundelkhand to resolve the water crisis in the region.


Manish Wadhwa on 'Chhatrasal' and the OTT experience

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Actor Manish Wadhwa recently made his web debut with "Chhatrasal". He shot the series two years ago, which is now finally streaming. The actor is happy and hopeful that this project will initiate ways for him to get more work on the web.

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) On I-Day eve, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking exclusively to IANS just days after his government's decision on Article 370 noted how he was troubled and saddened by the fact that the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution pertaining to Panchayati Raj institutions did not apply to Jammu and Kashmir. He said that in the last few years, panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir got more powers to work towards peoples progress and various subjects transferred to panchayats under the 73rd Amendment were transferred to panchayats of Jammu and Kashmir.


Twitter aims to spot, elevate credible information on its platform

San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) In a bid to sanitise its platform, Twitter has collaborated with The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters, as it aims to expand its efforts to identify and elevate credible information on the micro-blogging platform.


Chaukori: A paradise-like experience for nature lovers

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) Nestled in the lofty peaks of the Himalayas with jaw-dropping views of majestic Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and the Panchachuli peaks, this hill station of Pithoragarh district can spellbound any soul to stay there forever. Indeed it is one of those special places that can imme...