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Polarised posts travel faster on social media: Study
New York, July 25 (IANS) On social media, posts with polarised or controversial views travel faster than the non-controversial ones, say researchers, adding that disagreement seems to spread online posts faster and further than agreement.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Higher net worth at midlife means a longer life: Study
New York, July 25 (IANS) What is the connection of your net worth with a longer, healthier life? A lot, say researchers. In a first such wealth and longevity study, a team of US researchers have claimed that Americans with higher net worth at midlife tend to live longer.
2021-07-25
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
PM praises Odia YouTuber Isaak Munda in his 'Mann Ki Baat'
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Odia daily labour Isaak Munda, who turned to be a YouTuber, in his 79th 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Mute' servant beats employer to death, starts talking
Kannauj (UP), July 25 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a young man working as a domestic help and posing as a deaf and mute person, beat his employer to death and critically injured an elderly relative who came to rescue him.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Beer, whiskey top picks for tourists in Goa; wine 2nd choice: Study
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Beer and whiskey top the list of favourite alcoholic drinks for male tourists visiting Goa, while beer is the top go-to drink, followed by wine for women visitors to the coastal state, a study has revealed.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 sites in Saudi Arabia, Europe inscribed on world heritage list
Paris, July 25 (IANS) Five cultural sites in Saudi Arabia and Europe have been inscribed on the world heritage list, the Unesco announced in a statement.
2021-07-25
Category: International, France,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delhi Metro, DTC buses to operate at 100% capacity
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has allowed Delhi Metro and DTC buses to operate at 100 per cent capacity from July 26 (Monday), officials said.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tirupati police deploy drones to bust open alcohol consumption
Tirupati, July 24 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police in the temple town of Tirupati have started using drones to crack down on people consuming liquor in open places.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Andhra Guv, CM congratulate Mirabai for winning silver medal
Amaravati, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Hairchandan and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday congratulated India's first Tokyo Olympics medallist Mirabai Chanu for bagging a silver medal in weightlifting.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Sports
Flood-battered Maha's toll climbs to 112, 99 missing (Ld)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The death toll in Maharashtra floods increased to 112, while 99 more are missing, the State Disaster Management Authority said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Service lift crashes in newly-built Mumbai high-rise, 4 killed
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) In a tragic incident, at least four persons were killed and several others were injured after a service lift used for construction work at a newly-built high-rise came crashing down, officials of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disaster control unit said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliye hillslide washout: Thackeray wipes tears of dazed survivors
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) A day after a hillslip flattened the ill-fated Taliye village near Mahad in Raigad, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the site, met the few survivors and with folded hands, attempted to wipe their tears.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics
In 6 minutes, police arrest eve teaser on Disha app alert
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), July 24 (IANS) Demonstrating the effectiveness of Andhra Pradesh police department's women's safety mobile app Disha, Vijayawada police apprehended an eve teaser within six minutes of a victim pressing the SOS button.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
We expected Chanu to strike gold, but silver is like gold for us: Mirabai's family
Imphal, July 24 (IANS) The family members of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won a historic silver medal in the women's 49 kg category at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, are elated by her success, though they expected her to strike gold.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Human Interest/Society
It's raining stones, onions, jackfruit seeds on these Kerala houses
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) A unexplained phenomenon is taking place at two homes in the hilly district of Idukki. For the past two weeks, at the two residences of a father and son duo of Suresh and Selvaraj, it's literally raining stones, onions and jackfruit seeds.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
India, Israel to collaborate in life sciences, agritech
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) India and Israel would collaborate in life sciences and agritech through an innovation bridge between the two countries, an official said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
J&K LG inaugurates night flight operations at Jammu airport
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) In a historic move Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the night flight operations at the Jammu Airport.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Karnataka unveils virtual job fair for skilled manpower
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) The Karnataka Skill Development Board on Friday launched a month-long virtual job fair for hiring skilled manpower.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India's chief hydrographer receives Alexander Dalrymple award
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's chief hydrographer, Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, received the Alexander Dalrymple award in recognition of his leadership in the disciplines of hydrography and nautical cartography, here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Complainants not allowed inside police station for wearing half-pants
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) In a bizarre incident two persons who went to the police station to register a complaint were not allowed inside because they were wearing half-pants. The incident created a lot of controversy forcing the Kolkata police to order an inquiry.
2021-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Rajnath lauds Army's tough terrain expedition in Himalayan region
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged-in the Indian Army's skiing expedition -- ARMEX-21 -- which aimed to enhance tourism in the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to the higher altitude areas of Uttarakhand, here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Second Manipur activist, held for FB post, freed after HC order
Imphal, July 23 (IANS) Manipur activist Wangkhemcha Wangthoi was released from the central jail following a High Court order on Friday, five days after his associate Erendro Leichombam was freed on the Supreme Court's orders. The duo had been detained under the National Security Act for their Facebook posts criticising BJP leaders for advocating cow dung and cow urine as cure for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Now learn piano, guitar live on WhiteHat Jr in India (Ld)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Leading edtech platform WhiteHat Jr on Friday launched live online classes in music -- starting with piano and guitar -- in India and the US, as the company aims to create a one-on-one music experience for kids to help them build confidence and boost their cognitive development.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Rumana Sultana tops HS exams in Bengal, scores 499 out of 500
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Though the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) -- the board responsible for conducting Higher Secondary exams in the state -- did not release any merit list because no formal exams were held this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the marks scored by the students on the basis of an evaluation pattern, a Muslim girl student has topped the exams.
2021-07-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Indian amateur photographer wins big at prestigious iPhone awards
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Indian amateur photographer Sharan Shetty on Thursday won 'First Place Photographer of the Year' at the annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) for his image titled 'Bonding, where a man and his horse commune in an empty landscape, offering each other comfort and soft words.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Jagan disburses Rs 491 crore to over 3 lakh women
Amaravati, July 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday disbursed Rs 491 crore to 3.2 lakh women under 'YSR Kapu Nestham' scheme.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ladakh gets infra development corp to boost economy in the region
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) To boost socio-economic development in Ladakh, the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the establishment of an integrated multi-purpose infrastructure development corporation for the newly created Union Territory.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
52 countries helped India during 2nd wave of Covid: Centre
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A total of 52 countries came forward to help India when the nation was hit by the second wave of Covid-19, the government said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Puducherry to conduct 3rd vaccination festival
Puducherry, July 22 (IANS) The Union Territory of Puducherry will conduct its third vaccination festival on July 23 and 24, officials said on Thursday.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bihar govt directs DMs, SPs to keep an eye on orchestra operators
Patna, July 22 (IANS) A day after a high profile sex racket was busted in Rohtas district, the Bihar government directed all district magistrates and superintendents of police (SPs) to keep an eye on orchestra organizers and their recruitment process.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Farmers begin 'Kisan Sansad' at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A group of 200 farmers reached the Jantar Mantar amid multi-layer security on Thursday to launch their agitation against the three Central farms laws in the heart of the national capital.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gorakhpur most favoured industrial destination after Noida
Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) Gorakhpur is now emerging as the most favoured destination in Uttar Pradesh for industrialists after Noida.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Differently-abled people in NZ report higher rates of violence
Wellington, July 22 (IANS) A new study from the University of Auckland released on Thursday highlighted the abuse of differently-abled people in New Zealand, showing rates of violence much higher than those experienced by the rest of the population.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
UP Police trap criminal with marriage proposal
Kanpur (UP), July 22 (IANS) In a novel experiment, the Kanpur police used a marriage proposal to trap a criminal who had been eluding arrest for the past several months.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Seeking Rs 16-cr shot for Tanishk with rare disorder
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Ten-month-old Tanishk Singh is battling the toughest challenge of his life as his chest muscles are weak and lack strength to help him breathe properly. He suffers from a rare genetic disorder.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Farmers reach Jantar Mantar to protest against farm laws
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The farmers who are protesting since November last year over the new farm laws passed by the Centre arrived at Jantar Mantar on Thursday amid tight security to further intensity their agitation against the legislations.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
GUVNL withdraws subsidy, leaves 4,000 solar projects stranded
Ahmedabad, July 22 (IANS) State-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) withdraws subsidy to small-scale distributed solar projects, affecting about 4000 projects with an aggregate capacity of around 2500 MW signed power.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech
Spotlight on spyware firm NSO's ties to Israeli state
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Pegasus project has turned the spotlight on spyware firm NSO Groups ties to Israeli state, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-21
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Defence/Security
Indians to benefit from Canada's family reunification programme
Toronto, July 21 (IANS) A record number of 40,000 immigrant families will be allowed to sponsor their parents and grandparents to bring them to Canada in 2021.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK, France agree deal on English Channel crossings
London, July 21 (IANS) France will double the number of police patrolling its beaches as part of a deal with the UK to stem the number of migrants crossing the English Channel, the media reported citing officials.
2021-07-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid-19: Half of Australians in lockdown again
Canberra, July 21 (IANS) Anger is growing in Australia as 13 million people -- about half the nation's population, endure fresh lockdowns to deal with the Covid-19 outbreaks. Many people have expressed frustration at being back in the highly policed lockdowns 18 months into the pandemic.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
SL Muslim women allowed to get married under regular law
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Breaking the archaic 1951 law, the Sri Lanka Cabinet has allowed Muslim women to get married under ordinary law - the Marriage Registration Ordinance in Sri Lanka,.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1.5 mn children worldwide lost parents, guardians due to Covid
Washington, July 21 (IANS) More than 1.5 million children around the world, including 1,19,000 from India, have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent, as a result of Covid-19, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
2021-07-21
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
12 killed, thousands evacuated as floods ravage China (Ld)
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Massive floods in central China caused by record-breaking rainfall have left at least 12 people dead and more than 100,000 evacuated from their homes, the media reported.
2021-07-21
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
All-women Nirbhaya squad to catch eve-teasers in Jaipur
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) Nirbhaya Squad, an all-women super cop team in Jaipur, is all set to take on eve-teasers in the city.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
346 Covid orphans in Lucknow to get free education and stay in school
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The City International School and the NGO, DEVI Sansthan, has stepped forward to provide free education to those 346 children of Lucknow who have lost either one or both their parents during the pandemic.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Nepal creates short-term jobs for tourism workers amid Covid
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) With a large number of workers in the tourism industry rendered unemployed amid the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the Nepal Tourism Board is implementing a programme to provide temporary employment to those who have lost their jobs.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
K'taka becomes 1st state to provide reservation for transgenders
Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide one per cent reservation for the 'transgender' community in all the government services. The government submitted a report to the High Court in this regard informing that a notification had already been issued after amending the Karnataka Civil Service (General Recruitment) Rule, 1977.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Thousands evacuated as floods hit China
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Torrential rain has caused severe flooding in China, forcing people from their homes and leaving stations and roads submerged, officials said.
2021-07-21
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
DA for Central govt employees hiked to 28%
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to Central government employees will be enhanced from the existing rate of 17 per cent to 28 per cent of basic pay with effect from July 1, 2021.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics