- IISc team designs robotic arm to help disabled operate devices(22:12)
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) A research team at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in this tech city has designed a robotic arm (robo) to help the disabled with speech and motor impairment operate devices such as joystick, mouse or trackball, an official said on Friday.
- British 'pilot' cheats Palghar woman of Rs 5.7 mn(21:21)
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 10 (IANS) A senior citizen from Maharashtra's Palghar has claimed that she was cheated of Rs 57.36 lakh by a British national claiming to be a pilot with British Airways, officials said here on Friday.
- MNRE issues fresh advisory against fraudulent websites(19:10)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) on Friday issued a fresh advisory against fraudulent websites seeking registrations under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Scheme.
- Vikas Dubey's encounter raises more questions than it answers(16:58)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey while being brought to Uttar Pradesh from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh was gunned down by the UP STF early morning on Friday in Kanpur. The police said that Dubey tried to escape after the vehicle in which he was travelling with the police party overturned.
- Protests in Kerala, NIA tells HC about Swapna's 'role in racket'(16:02)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) Angry opposition supporters took to the streets across Kerala on Friday to demand the resignation of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan after the unearthing of the gold smuggling case even as the NIA told the High Court about prime accused Swapna Suresh's role in the racket.
- Disha Patani is the new face of watch brand(15:52)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANSlife) Fossil has announced Disha Patani as its newest celebrity brand ambassador in India. Patani's effortlessly chic style is popular amongst millennials, Generation Z and brands which are youth centric.
- '1-year-leave for KSRTC staff just a proposal, nothing official'(15:50)
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has passed an internal note to the managements of its sister corporations to consider sanctioning one-year leave to its officers and staff, an official said on Friday. However, it has simultaneously clarified that there was nothing official about it yet.
- Shamed globally but Pak shows no guilt(15:42)
By Ateet Sharma
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Less than two weeks ago, UN experts said that they were "appalled by the enforced disappearance" of activist Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender from Pakistan who went missing last year.
- Yediyurappa to work from home as staffers test positive(15:02)
Bengaluru, July 10 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa would work from his official residence in the city centre for a few days, as some of his staffers at his home office tested Covid-19 positive, an official said on Friday.
- Delhi govt frames policy for Delhi Plasma Bank(14:50)
By Ashish Srivastava
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Delhi government has ordered the Delhi Plasma Bank at ILBS to collect replacement convalescent plasma against the plasma issued to patients suffering from COVID-19.
- Indian space sector locked down during the first half of 2020(14:40)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) What would have been an insipid first half of the calendar year 2020 for the Indian space agency turned a bit interesting towards the end, with the government announcing its decision to open up the sector to private participation.
- Finding ways of survival (Lead)(14:36)
By Puja Gupta
New Delhi, July 10 (IANSlife) The three-month long lockdown has already created a deep hole in our economy with every sector and individual being hit.
- This billionaire Punjabi charters repatriation mission(14:34)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) No flight of fancy this! A billionaire Punjabi in Dubai has taken charity to new heights by virtually launching chartered flights to bring distressed compatriots back.
- Looking China in the eye(13:54)
BY JAYANTA GHOSAL
In 2006, when Manmohan Singh was Prime Minister, the Nathu La pass was reopened for trade between India and China. The event was organized by the Chief Minister of Sikkim. China withdrew their claim from Sikkim when Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister. The inclusion of Sikkim in the Indian map was a significant political development. Since then, China had asked for the trade route through Nathu La pass to be reopened. West Bengal's then Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya did not turn up for the event though he was invited to do so and Sikkim's Chief Minister was asked by the Centre to be present at the function.
- Oppn leaders speak in one voice: Dubey encounter a 'cover-up'(13:36)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Gangster Vikas Dubey's killing near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh this morning drew a slew of charges and claims from different opposition leaders, particularly from the state, including that the 'encounter' was a bid to save the 'big fishes'.
- Handful of Kashmiri Pandits keep culture alive in valley(12:54)
By R.C. Ganjoo
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) During 1989-1990, when the forced exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) took place from Kashmir, a few thousands did not leave the valley. Not much was heard of them except for a few prominent political or business families as migrant KPs chose to ignore those who stayed back.
- Research on human-cat link on ancient Silk Road(12:28)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANSlife) In some news for cat lovers, new analyses done on an almost-complete cat skeleton found during an excavation along the former Silk Road in southern Kazakhstan indicates that common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago.