Monday, January 24, 2022
Human Interest

Maju Varghese quits as White House Military Office head

NEW YORK: Indian-origin Maju Varghese is leaving his position as the director of the White House Military Office, according to a media report quoting him.

896 Indians amongst 1,214 players registered for IPL 2022 auction

MUMBAI: After the registration for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 player auction ended on January 20, the tournament said in an official advisory that 1,214 players have registered for the two-day event.

Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 50th Statehood Day

Agartala/Imphal/Shillong: Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya on Friday separately celebrated their 50th Statehood Day through numerous colourful and a mega functions.

PoJK calls Modi for help

A video has gone viral on social media where a Kashmiri refuge by the name of Malik Waseem from Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir and currently living in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK), can be seen begging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rescue him and his family from the "zulm" (cruelty) they face from the PoJK government.

Christie's 'Old Master and British Drawings' online sale

NEW DELHI: The 'Old Master and British Drawings', an online sale will be open for bidding from January 14-28. The sale features 76 lots from the 16th to the 19th centuries from the Italian, French, Northern European and British schools.

'Why only 19 female candidates out of 400 in NDA': SC seeks Centre's response

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre, asking why only 19 women candidates will be admitted in the National Defence Academy (NDA) out of 400 seats in 2023.

Noted social worker Shanti Devi passes away, PM condoles

Bhubaneswar: Eminent social worker and Padma Shri awardee Shanti Devi passed away at her residence in Gunupur of Odisha's Rayagada district on Sunday night, family sources said.

Parliament's Jt panel invites views on Biodiversity Bill

NEW DELHI: Almost a month after its formation, the Joint Committee of Parliamentarians has invited suggestions from people on the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that was introduced in the Lok Sabha last month.

Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra passes away

KOLKATA: Shaoli Mitra, famous theatre personality and daughter of 'legendary' Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, passed away at her Kolkata residence on Sunday evening. She was 74 and was suffering from age related ailments for long.

Prez, PM condole the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj

NEW DELHI: President, Vice President and Prime Minister expressed grief and offered their condolences on the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj.

Violent volcanic eruptions have significant impact on Tonga

Nuku'alofa: The eruptions of the Hunga Ha'apai valcano in Tonga over the weekend have had a significant impact on the South Pacific island country, especially its capital Nuku'alofa, according to authorities.

Army won't let any attempt to unilaterally change status quo along borders: Gen Naravane

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army won't let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country's borders to succeed, said the force chief General MM Naravane giving a clear message to China on the eve of Army Day.

'Nambi Narayanan playing the martyr to cover up his own tracks in ISRO spy case' (IANS Interview)

NEW DELHI: S. Nambi Narayanan, the aerospace engineer discharged in what is known as the ISRO spy case of the 1990s, is now playing the martyr to cover up his own role in the case, says veteran journalist J. Rajasekharan Nair in the sequel to his book on the infamous episode.

Timely Delhi HC reminder to foreign arbitrals respect of sovereign bodies protecting domestic public policy

A sudden series of new developments in the Amazon & Future Group - Reliance acquisition dispute has paved the way for another set of controversial rulings by the High Court of Delhi. The present article will analyze the judgment passed by Single Judge and subsequent order of the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court with regard to these recent developments.

Binance CEO becomes one of the world's richest billionaires

NEW DELHI: A cryptocurrency CEO has become one of the richest people on Earth, CNN reported.

Nationwide essay competition to popularise Swami Vivekananda's teachings

NEW DELHI: With an objective to popularise the essence of Swami Vivekananda teachings among the youth, the BJP youth wing is organising a nationwide essay competition.

'Full House' star, stand-up comedy icon Bob Saget passes away at 65

LOS ANGELSE: Actor and stand-up comedian Bob Saget, who is popularly remembered as Danny Tanner from the 1990s sitcom 'Full House', has died at the age of 65.

Kashi's Kaal Bhairav dons police uniform

VARANASI: For the first time in Varanasi, Baba Kaal Bhairav -- known as the 'Kotwal of Kashi' -- was dressed up in a police uniform.

Oscar-winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman passes away at 93

LOS ANGELSE: Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning songwriter whose lyrics written with her husband, Alan Bergman, graced such hits as 'The Way We Were', 'The Windmills of Your Mind', 'In the Heat of the Night' and the songs from 'Yentl', has died aged 93.

Oprah Winfrey producing Apple documentary on Sidney Poitier

LOS ANGELES: A documentary about the career and life of the late Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win an Oscar, the Bahamanian thespian and diplomat, is in production at Apple.

Oldest US WWII veteran dies aged 112

NEW ORLEANS: Lawrence Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the US, has passed away at the age of 112, according to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Unprecedented rush for marriages among Muslims in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The Central government's move of raising the legal age of marriage for women from 18 to 21 years has led to an unprecedented rush for marriages in the Muslim community in Hyderabad and other towns of Telangana.

Govt cancels Vibrant Gujarat Summit due to Covid

GANDHINAGAR: Following huge surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, the Gujarat government on Thursday decided to cancel the biennial Investment event, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) which was to be held in Gandhinagar from January 10 to 12.

65 lakh enrolled for Atal Pension Yojana so far in FY22

NEW DELHI: Around 65 lakh individuals have enrolled for the Centre-backed pension scheme, Atal Pension Yojana, so far in FY22 The Centre's flagship social security scheme was launched in 2015 with an objective of providing income security in old age.

TN wants GST compensation regime to be extended till 2024

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government wants the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation regime to be extended by two more years, Governor R.N.Ravi said.

Atul Keshap named new USIBC President

NEW DELHI: Indian-origin US diplomat Atul Keshap, who was recently Charge D'Affaires at the US Embassy in India, has been appointed the new President of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).

Maldives' tourist arrivals increase 138% in 2021

MALE: Tourist arrivals in the Maldives increased 138 per cent in 2021 compared with 2020, with Indians accounting for the majority of the holidaymakers, state media citing data from the Ministry of Tourism reported.

ONGC appoints Alka Mittal as CMD; becomes first female head of Co

NEW DELHI: Energy major ONGC has appointed Alka Mittal as it's Chairman and Managing Director.

Indian Hindu pilgrims perform religious rituals in Pak shrine

NEW DELHI: As many as 215 Hindu pilgrims, including 159 from India, performed religious rituals in the Samadhi of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj at Teri village in Pakistan, Dawn news reported.

NEET-PG: Centre urges SC to hear EWS quota case on Tuesday

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday requested the Supreme Court to hear the Economical Weaker Section (EWS) quota in the NEET-AIQ case on Tuesday citing urgency, instead of January 6. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said he would consult the Chief Justice N.V. Ramana for an early hearing.

Eco warriors of UoH, PU join hands for Puducherry beach clean-up drive

Puducherry: Coinciding with the year-end festivities, a band of ecological enthusiasts from University of Hyderabad (UoH)and Pondicherry University (PU) are working to clean up the mess and help marine life, along the Puducherry coast.

Falguni Nayar of Nykaa becomes second richest Indian woman

NEW DELHI: As per IANS-CVoter Issues That Dominated India 2021, $6.5 billion is the net worth of Falguni Nayar. That was what the founder of online fashion store Nykaa, became worth after she raised money through an IPO. This single number conveys the power and promise of entrepreneurship in India; if it is provided an enabling environment.

China's international project to revive Buddhist sites must involve India

NEW DELHI: Chinas decision to launch an international project, without India, to restore grottoes - Buddhist caves hewn out of cliffs, often bearing intricate wall paintings - along the ancient Silk Road is a deeply flawed step.

World's 10 richest men add $402 bn to their net worth in 2021

NEW DELHI:Led by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world's 10 richest people added nearly $402.17 billion (India has a forex reserve of about $635 billion) in 2021.

No colour code for your wedding ensemble this season

NEW DELHI: No longer do you have to restrict yourself to customary reds or traditional maroons for your wedding ensemble. Celebrities are choosing colours such as fuschia pink, hot pink, gold, and even white for their big day. Here's some inspiration to help you pick the perfect outfit:

One year, two CJIs: Will Chief Justice Ramana's zeal be shared by his successors?

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana has infused vigour in the Supreme Court's functioning. He has strongly voiced out his opinion on no impact assessment or basic scrutiny of constitutionality before passing of legislation, minced no words in making sharp observations against governments on a host of issues, and strongly advocated more than 50 per cent representation of women on the bench.

Mummy of Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep I digitally unwrapped

CAIRO: Egyptian researchers have "digitally unwrapped" the mummy of King Amenhotep I for the first time, revealing many secrets about the pharaoh who ruled the country from 1525 to 1504 BC, a top official announced here.

Ronaldo statue in Goa creates stir over colonial Portuguese linkages

PANAJI: A large brass statue of Cristiano Ronaldo which was unveiled at a park in Goa's beach village of Calangute, has created a stir in the coastal state over the footballer's Portuguese linkage.

Dealing with vicissitudes of life one at a time

NEW DELHI:How does one deal with a difficult co-worker? How does one stay calm in the midst of chaos? Who is God? How does Karma work? How does one get over the loss of a loved one? What is love?

1,327 job offers for IIT-Madras students in 2021-22

CHENNAI:The students of Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), one of the oldest IITs in the country, had got 310 higher placement offers in 2021 as compared to 2020, said a senior official.

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