Pic of the week (April 11)
After Rasgullas, Ladoos, it's now Jalebis that spell trouble for Panchayat candidates
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
SC seeks Centre, four states reply on revoking provisions criminalising begging
Maha seeks 'criteria-based policy' for vaccine quota to states
UN Biodiversity Convention's subsidiary meetings from May 3
  • UN Biodiversity Convention's subsidiary meetings from May 3(10:28)

    Montreal, April 10 (IANS) With a series of regional consultations, the bureaus of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and SBSTTA have agreed that the meetings will be held virtually, beginning on May 3 and continuing until June 13.

Pokhriyal launches microsensor-based explosive trace detector
  • Pokhriyal launches microsensor-based explosive trace detector(00:44)

    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has launched 'NanoSniffer', a microsensor-based explosive trace detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies which will help to detect a wide range of military, commercial and home-made explosives threats.

Use loudspeakers for Azan from one mosque in a mohalla, says cleric
  • Use loudspeakers for Azan from one mosque in a mohalla, says cleric(20:00)

    Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Amid an ongoing row over use of loudspeakers for Azan, an eminent Islamic scholar and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) leader Moulana Khalid Saifullah Rehmani has suggested that if an area has many mosques, external loudspeakers be used for Azan from one big mosque.

A preventable pandemic is looming, warn dentists
Public roads must not be blocked to harass people, says SC (Ld)
  • Public roads must not be blocked to harass people, says SC (Ld)(15:54)

    New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said free flow of traffic on public roads cannot be blocked. The observation was made by the top court during the hearing of a plea by a woman resident of Noida seeking direction to ensure the roads between Noida to Delhi should be kept clear.

SC anguished over plea seeking direction to control religious conversions
Amid slowdown, scientists assess changes in marine life behaviour
  • Amid slowdown, scientists assess changes in marine life behaviour(08:58)

    New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Travel and economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic have combined to put the brakes on shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.

US to help India achieve 450 GW green energy goal: Kerry
  • US to help India achieve 450 GW green energy goal: Kerry(08:36)

    New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) US Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry has welcomed India's ambitious goal of generating 450 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030 and said that Washington will help New Delhi achieve it by helping mobilise international funding.