Sourendro-Soumyojit breaking new paths in music

Kolkata, June 1 (IAMS) ‘Tere Mere Milan ki yeh Raina’ – there is hardly anyone who is not aware of this song. The Kishore Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar duet from box-office hit ‘Abhiman’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan (Bahduri) became immensely popular in the seventies, but there are few who know that the song originated from […]

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ITC’s Q4 standalone net profit falls 1.3%

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) FMCG-to-hospitality major ITC on Tuesday reported a 1.3 per cent year-on-year decline in its standalone net profit for the January-March quarter, at Rs 3,748.41 crore. During the same period of FY20, the company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 3,797.08 crore. Its revenue from operations during the period under […]

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India commits itself again to BRICS agenda

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) In a move that is contradictory to the Quad grouping, India on Tuesday committed itself once again to the shared values of the BRICS. While the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) is an informal strategic dialogue between the United States, Japan, Australia and India to contain China’s aggressive geopolitical policies, BRICS […]

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Manu, Rahi shoot high scores at European Championships

Osijek (Croatia), June 1 (IANS) Olympic bound Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat finished first and second, respectively, in the minimum qualification score (MQS) category of the women’s 25-metre pistol event at the European Championships here on Tuesday. Manu shot 587, the fourth-best overall score among regulars and MQS combined, while Rahi’s 584 matched the sixth-best […]

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J&K sees 1,895 new Covid cases, 32 deaths

Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) A total of 1,895 new Covid cases and 32 related deaths were reported in J&K on Tuesday during the last 24 hours. Officials said that 633 cases and 17 deaths were reported from the Jammu division and 1,262 cases and 15 deaths from the Kashmir division, while 3,682 patients were discharged […]

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WHO validates China’s Sinovac Covid vax for emergency use

Geneva, June 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced by Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac. “The world desperately needs multiple Covid-19 vaccines to address […]

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KTR calls Sonu Sood ‘superhero’

Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) Telangana’s Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao, who is very active over Twitter in helping people in distress during the ongoing Covid pandemic, on Tuesday called actor Sonu Sood a “superhero”. When someone, who received the help from the Minister, thanked him and called him a real superhero, he […]

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JNCASR scientists develop efficient, cost effective network mimicking human brain

By N. B. HombalBengaluru, June 1 (IANS) Scientists from Bengaluru-based Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) have developed a device that can mimic human brain’s cognitive actions and is more efficient than conventional techniques in emulating artificial intelligence, thus enhancing the computational speed and power consumption efficiency. Aiming to develop a synaptic device […]

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RIL to hold 44th AGM on June 24 virtually

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be held on June 24 at 2 p.m. through video conferencing and other audio visual means (OAVM). The annual report for the financial year 2020-21, comprising the notice of the AGM and the standalone and consolidated audited financial […]

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‘Sairat’ music crosses 1.2bn views, Ajay-Atul call it ‘industry trendsetter’

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The music album of the Marathi blockbuster “Sairat” has crossed 1.2 billion views and streams on YouTube and other streaming platforms. The Nagraj Manjule directorial, which released in April 2016, has music composed by the National Award-winning composer duo Ajay-Atul. “It is overwhelming to see the audiences appreciating and loving the […]

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Crude, Covid weight heavy on airline sector: Ind-Ra

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Rising crude oil prices, along with the impact of Covid’s second wave, have substantially increased the challenges for India’s airline sector, India Ratings and Research said. “Ind-Ra believes challenges for the airlines sector have risen substantially,” the ratings agency said in India’s logistics sector. “During January to mid-May 2021, Covid cases […]

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Telangana gearing up for digital land survey

Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday held a preliminary meeting with various companies to take up digital land survey in the state. Seventeen companies participated in the discussion. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to hold a meeting with these companies shortly on the issue. During the discussion, the […]

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Mullaperiyar dam releases water for irrigation in TN

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Cooperation, I. Perisawami said that the state government has released water from Mullaperiyar reservoir for irrigation purposes in Theni, Dindigul farmlands. The water was released following an order from Chief Minister M.K. Stalin. The farmers of Theni district had requested Stalin for release of water from Mullaperiyar […]

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Kate Winslet didn’t want ‘bulgy bit’ of her belly edited out of sex scene in new series (Lead)

Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has shared that she fought to retain an intimate scene in the limited series “Mare Of Easttown” that shows “a bulgy bit of belly”, because she wanted a realistic portrayal of a middle-aged lady having sex. The actress said her role is “a fully functioning, flawed […]

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Exports boost TVS Motor’s May sales

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Backed by exports, two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd closed last month selling 166,889 units up from 58,906 units sold in May 2020. In a statement, the company said it sold 166,889 units (two-wheelers 154,416 units, three-wheelers 12,473 units) as against 58,906 units (two-wheelers 56,218 units, three-wheelers 2,688 units) […]

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Dearth of monsoon trough causes deficit in pre-monsoon rains in most of Northeast

By Sujit ChakrabortyGuwahati/Agartala, June 1 (IANS) Except Sikkim and Meghalaya, the six remaining northeastern states experienced deficit pre-monsoon rains due to lack of rain bearing clouds, water vapour and monsoon trough from the Bay of Bengal, experts and weather scientists said. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), during the three-month long pre-monsoon period (March-May), […]

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Shilpa Shetty: This too shall pass

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a motivational post for fans, urging them not to lose hope amidst the tough times of pandemic. The actress posted a picture of herself doing a yoga asana, which said: “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. […]

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Panchayat polls will be delayed in Bihar

Patna, June 1 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to delay the Panchayat elections in the state due to the Covid outbreak. The tenure of Panchayat representatives in Bihar ended on June 15 this year. The decision was taken during a meeting of the state cabinet led by Chief Minister Nititish Kumar on Tuesday. Nitish […]

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Trailer of Dhanush’s gangster drama ‘Jagame Thandhiram’ released

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) The trailer of National Award-winning Tamil star Dhanush’s gangster drama “Jagame Thandhiram” dropped on Tuesday. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film also features Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan and Joju George in pivotal roles, and marks the Indian debut of Scottish actor James Cosmo. The trailer shows Dhanush as a nomadic gangster working […]

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Imran condemns terror attacks in Balochistan

Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned the two separate terror attacks that left four soldiers dead in Balochistan provinc. In a tweet, Khan sent his condolences to the bereaved families, saying the country will continue its fight against the terrorists and will not allow them to sabotage peace […]

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Indian, Australian Defence Ministers review bilateral military cooperation

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton on Tuesday reviewed bilateral military cooperation in the backdrop of the current regional situation. During a phone call, the two Ministers also acknowledged the momentum which India and Australia achieved following the upgradation of the partnership to a Comprehensive […]

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Hyd airport handles largest consignment of Sputnik V

Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) on Tuesday handled largest shipment of Russian made Sputnik V vaccines. The vaccine consignment arrived from Russia on a specially chartered freighter RU-9450 which touched down Hyderabad Airport at 03.43 hours. While GHAC has already handled several import shipments of vaccines prior to this, Tuesday’s shipment […]

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Israel lifts almost all Covid restrictions

Tel Aviv, June 1 (IANS) Following a sharp drop in new Covid-19 infections and severe illnesses, Israel is almost completely lifting government restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the virus, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday. According to the announcement, regulations under the so-called Green Passport will expire the same day, which means […]

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BJP in damage-control mode in UP now

Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) June began on a cloudy note in Uttar Pradesh, sans the usual heat. But the temperature at the BJP state headquarters here on Tuesday was far from mild. BJP’s organisational secretary B.L. Santosh and Uttar Pradesh in-charge Radha Mohan Singh, who are here on a two-day visit to assess the party’s […]

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AAP seeks probe against UP minister for KGBV scam

Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has alleged that the basic education minister Satish Dwiwedi is involved in alleged misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs 9 crore. The money was ‘spent’ in purchasing food and other items for Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) residential schools even as the schools were shut in […]

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European nations urge explanation on alleged US spying

Berlin, June 1 (IANS) European countries have demanded an explanation from the US and Denmark as soon as possible on reports that the American intelligence agency had used Danish infrastructure to spy on top politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Sunday, Denmark’s national broadcaster DR News said in a report that Danish Defense Intelligence […]

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Philippines extends travel ban till June 15

Manila, June 1 (IANS) The Philippines government has extended the travel ban on all incoming arrivals from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) until June 15, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte late Monday night approved the extension of restrictions to prevent the spread […]

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Ex-AG ends defamation case against Aus national broadcaster

Canberra, June 1 (IANS) Australia’s former Attorney-General (AG) Christian Porter has dropped his defamation case against national broadcaster the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). The ABC reported on Monday afternoon that Porter decided to discontinue legal proceedings against the broadcaster and reporter Louise Milligan. Porter, now the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, launched a defamation […]

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Gurugram: 3,500 took medical advice through Zoom app

Gurugram, June 1 (IANS) During the second wave of corona pandemic, around 3,500 home isolation patients, took online medical consultation service started by the Gurugram district administration. This online facility is being provided through the Zoom app. “The district administration of Gurugram is making every possible effort to help people at all levels to fight […]

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SC stays HC order on IGST on O2 concentrators

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of Delhi High Court order, which held that imposition of Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) on the import of oxygen concentrators as gift for personal use is unconstitutional. A bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah said: “We issue notice […]

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New Covid cases rise in rural TN

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Even as metro cities of Tamil Nadu like Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai show a downward trend in fresh Covid-19 cases, the public health department of the state and the health ministry begin to combat a surge in coronavirus cases in rural areas. Lack of awareness in the rural areas coupled with […]

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Macron urges ‘clarity’ over alleged US spying

Paris, June 1 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron has called for “clarity” over reports that the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (FE) had given the US National Security Agency (NSA) open internet access to spy on top politicians, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This “is unacceptable between allies, even less between allies and European partners”, Macron […]

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Impact of menopause on bone health

By Puja GuptaNew Delhi, June 1 (IANSlife) Women are 40 per cent more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis and 10 per cent more likely to develop hip osteoarthritis than men. Moreover, 46 million women in India are affected by osteoporosis. This also contributes to significant morbidity and mortality to postmenopausal women. This is because women […]

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Bhargava, Rajiv Jain to monitor Military Engineer & BRO works

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Former Chief Information Commissioner Sudhir Bhargava and former Deputy National Security Advisor Rajiv Jain have been appointed as independent external monitors to look after affairs of Military Engineer Services (MES) and Border Road Organisation (BRO). On May 31, Indian Defence Ministry appointed these retired officers to independently monitor and look […]

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Access to NATO HQ restricted for Belarusian diplomats

Brussels, June 1 (IANS) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that members of Belarus’ diplomatic mission to the alliance will have restricted access at its headquarters due to “our assessment of security measures”. “We have decided to restrict the access of Belarusian personnel to the NATO headquarters based on our assessment of security measures at the […]

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Glenmark Pharma launches Rufinamide tablets

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited on Tuesday announced the launch of Rufinamide tablets, 200 mg and 400 mg, a therapeutic equivalent of Banzel tablets, 200 mg and 400 mg of Eisai, Inc. In a statement issued Glenmark said it was one of the first Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) applicants to […]

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Russia updates national security strategy to address new threats

Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that the country’s national security strategy is being renewed aimed at addressing new threats. “Political and economic pressure is being used to contain Russia, and attempts are being made to destabilise our socio-political situation, incite and radicalize protests, and erode traditional Russian spiritual and […]

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Thai govt reverses Bangkok city’s move to ease curbs

Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) The Thai government announced to reverse a decision made by authorities in the country’s capital Bangkok to ease some Covid-19 bans. Late monday night, the Center for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) overruled the decision by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to allow venues such as museums, parks and massage parlours […]

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