Bhagyashree starts son Abhimanyu’s b’day countdown with throwback pic

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Bhagyashree shared a throwback picture with son Abhimanyu Dassani to kickstart his birthday countdown. Abhimanyu celebrates his special day on February 21, and the photograph his mother shared is from his first birthday. “#throwbackthursday #onceuponatime Its the birthday countdown for @abhimanyud 10days to go. This pic was taken on the […]

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Sukriti and Prakriti Kakkar excited about first Punjabi collaboration with Sukh-E

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Twin singing duo Sukriti and Prakriti Kakkar are excited about their new song with Punjabi music star Sukh-E, which dropped on Thursday. Titled “Sona lagda”, the collaboration between the Kakkar sisters Sukh-E is their first Punjabi collaboration. The song is co-composed and written by Bharatt-Saurabh and Sukh-E. The music video is […]

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Five drug peddlers arrested in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police on Thursday arrested five drug peddlers from Kulgam and Budgam districts and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Police officers at a checkpoint in Kulgam district intercepted a truck with two persons on board. They have been identified as Mohinder Singh and Harpal Singh, both […]

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The disengagement commences (Comment)

By MAJ-GEN HARSHA KAKAR (RETD)As per reports, India and China have agreed to a monitored disengagement on both banks of the Pangong Tso. China had intruded into Indian territory north of the lake in May last year. The rapid deployment led to the Chinese being blocked in their tracks. Galwan displayed a strong Indian intent […]

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Rescue work disrupted briefly at Tapovan

Dehradun, Feb 11 (IANS) The rescue work to find 25-35 trapped people was repeatedly disrupted, albeit briefly, at the disaster-hit Tapovan project area of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand on Thursday following increase in flow of Dhauliganga river and technical snags in drilling machines. “The rescue work inside the tunnel resumed in the evening after a […]

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IndiGo to strengthen regional connectivity, launch 22 new flights

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) In its bid to strengthen regional connectivity, airline major IndiGo will launch 22 new domestic flights from March 28. IndiGo will operate new flights between Agartala-Aizawl under RCS scheme and exclusive flights between Bhubaneswar-Patna, Jaipur-Vadodara, Chennai-Vadodara, Bengaluru-Shirdi, Patna-Kochi, and Rajahmundry-Tirupati. Besides, it will commence flights between Kolkata-Gaya, Cochin-Trivandrum, Jaipur-Surat, and […]

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65 new Covid cases in J&K, 40 recover

Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) A total of 65 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir while 40 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals during the last 24 hours, officials said. An official bulletin said of 65 people tested positive on Thursday, 15 were from Jammu division and 50 from Kashmir […]

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Vernacular.ai strengthens workforce by 4x

Bengaluru, Feb 11 (IANS) Voice AI startup Vernacular.ai on Thursday said it strengthened its workforce by four times in financial year 2020 as it announced the appointment of two new members to its leadership team. Gangadhar Kodandaram has been appointed the Chief Revenue Officer and Ankit Jain as Vice President for Product Management. Both Kodandaram […]

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Disturbing Jan 6 footage headlines made-for-TV Trump trial

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, Feb 11 (IANS) Stunning footage from US Capitol security cameras, body cameras, public source video and audio recordings of fearful police officers headlined the prosecutors’ case to convict former Donald Trump during the first full day of arguments in the former President’s second impeachment trial. Trump is charged with “incitement of […]

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UK records another 13,013 coronavirus cases, 1,001 deaths

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Another 13,013 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,985,161, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The country also reported another 1,001 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 114,851. These figures […]

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TN CM assures full security to minorities

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday assured that his government will ensure full security to the minorities. Taking a dig at the Opposition parties, he said that they were running false propaganda against the AIADMK government on the minorities’ safety in the state. “The Opposition parties are spreading […]

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Delayed compliance ‘meaningless’, IT Secy tells Twitter

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Indian government on Wednesday expressed displeasure over Twitter’s delayed compliance on its order to remove “provocative” tweets amid the ongoing farmers’ protests. IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney expressed Centre’s displeasure to Twitter’s management. An official statement issued on late Wednesday night said the Secretary told Monique Meche, Vice President, […]

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Bengaluru firm develops components for US electric tractor

Bengaluru, Feb 10 (IANS) Bengaluru-based agri-machinery maker VST Tillers Tractors Ltd on Wednesday said that it has developed components for an electric smart tractor built in the US. “Under technical collaboration with California-based Monarch Tractor, we designed, developed and manufactured components such as transmission, clutch and axle systems for integrating with its electrical motor and […]

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If world manages to conquer Covid, it will be because of India: Trudeau

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, requesting for Covid-19 vaccines, which India has generously gifted to 20 countries under its vaccine diplomacy. An official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said that Trudeau informed Modi about Canada’s requirement for Covid-19 vaccines from India. […]

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