- Fish oil pills won't protect you from diabetes: Study(16:28)
London, Aug 23 (IANS) If you are popping fish oil supplements to protect yourself against diabetes, you may be mistaken. According to the researchers, Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes.
- From Dawood to LeT, Pak's State Bank fails to plug bad money(16:20)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With veteran Talibani cadres and fidayeen groups of Jaish-e-Mohammed(JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) swarming the Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK) region, top authorities in Islamabad find it tough to adhere to the norms set by Financial Action Task Force(FATF), the global watchdog for terror funding and money laundering. No wonder, the State Bank of Pakistan seems to have failed to initiate tough measures against suspicious financial institutions linked with teror outfits, and operating from its soil.
- Maruti Suzuki to proactively recall 40,618 WagonRs(14:56)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India said on Friday that it will commence a proactive and voluntary recall campaign for certain WagonR vehicles manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019.
- India's national dope testing lab suspended(09:00)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) here has been suspended for a period of six months by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The development comes as a big blow for the anti-doping movement in the country with less than a year left to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Imran to address UNGA next month(08:58)
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country at the UN General Assembly next month, where he will address the world body on the Kashmir issue, the media reported on Friday.
- During Bajwa's extension, 20 Pak Army Lt Gens to retire(08:08)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a three-year extension to Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, from November 29, 2019 till November 30, 2022, in the interim around 20 lieutenant generals of the Pakistan Army will have retired.
- Complainant in Aircel-Maxis case ironically named in IL&FS case(08:08)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) C. Sivasankaran who has been nailed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the IL&FS loan fraud is ironically the original complainant in the Aircel-Maxis in which former Finance Minister P Chidambaram is one of the accused along with the other UPA Minister Dayanidhi Maran.
- I see same passion in you: Richards to Kohli(12:00)
North Sound (Antigua), Aug 22 (IANS) Virat Kohli had a fan boy moment ahead of the first Test as he got an opportunity to interview legendary cricketer Vivian Richards, whom the Indian skipper has always idol-worshipped.
- Netflix-led OTT platforms threaten cable TV in India: Report(11:52)
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Netflix and other over-the-top (OTT) platforms are slowly but steadily eating the cable TV business, a new KPMG report has said, adding that there was a decline of nearly 12-15 million active subscribers for the cable & satellite (C&S) universe in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the financial year 2019.
- PM Modi's poll pitch of locking up corrupt gets going(11:20)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) "In the last five years, I have brought them to jail doors, give me another five, they will be inside," Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in April at an election rally in Gujarat's Junagarh.
- #ChiddiBhagModiAaya goes viral, Tweeple in splits(15:22)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) issued a lookout circular for former Union Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case after he apparently went missing, Twittrati on Wednesday went berserk over the development, creating funny hashtags like #ChiddiBhagModiAaya and ##BhagodaChiddu.
- World Cup final overthrow should've been dead ball: Warne (IANS Exclusive)(09:36)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The debate over the overthrow in the last over of the final of the 2019 World Cup refuses to die down. While some believe England shouldnt have got the overthrow boundary, others feel it was a decision made keeping the rules in mind and New Zealand just have their luck to blame. While the MCC has promised to review the decision in their next meeting, the clubs World Cricket committee member Shane Warne believes it should have been a dead ball the moment the throw hit Ben Stokes' bat.
- ED lays bare IL&FS cabal modus operandi of Rs 7,400 cr loot and scoot (IANS Exclusive)(08:28)
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate charge sheet against IL&FS and the cabal which ran it gives the full scope and extent of the malfeasance and all pervasive rot. Pertinently, it refers to the closed user group individually and by name and provides details on their conduct. The conclusion is that it was pretty much a circus with Ravi Parthasarthy as the ringmaster or even King as the rest of the crew played courtiers.
- 'Sacred Games' gives Indian expat in UAE sleepless nights(12:00)
Sharjah, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian expat in Sharjah has been flooded with unsolicited phone calls from around the world ever since the second season of the hit crime thriller "Sacred Games" released on Netflix on August 15.
- From studious pupil to managing India's moon landing mission(09:12)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Perhaps M. Vanitha, Project Director of Chandrayaan-2 mission, is one of the few students from their class of 1985 who is continuing in the field of their graduation, said her classmates at the College of Engineering, Guindy here.
- Khayyam: Music maestro of classical allure (Obituary)(01:26)
By Vinayak Chakravorty
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) When living legend Lata Mangeshkar tweeted to describe music maestro Khayyams demise as the "end of an era", she said it all. Khayyams music, soaked in the spirit of rich classical allure, represents the sort of melody unthinkable in Bollywood mainstream nowadays. He was one of the last bastions of an era of Hindi film music that has all but ended - one that was defined by inherently Indian melody that celebrated the sounds and culture of the soil.
- West Pak refugees, Valmikis hopeful post Article 370(12:50)
By Zaffar Iqbal
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Gurdeep Singh is a happy man these days. A refugee from West Pakistan settled in Jammu for the past 15 years, he believes he will benefit from the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Article 370 accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and denied equal opportunities to outsiders in the state.
- Triple talaq cases rise in UP after law comes into force(11:06)
By Amita Verma
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 which criminalises triple talaq has, so far, failed to act as a deterrent to the cases of triple talaq in Uttar Pradesh.
- Life's winners, these child cancer survivors are going beyond their label (IANS Special Series)(11:20)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Diagnosed with cancer as a six-year-old, Nidhi Baipotu, now nine, is a proud medallist in multiple sports. Lauded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, she is one of 10 child cancer survivors who represented India in the 2019 World Children's Winners Games in July, and whose lives are an inspiring testimony to the spirit of resilience in human beings and their determination to beat the odds.
- Why Jagan can't dump Amaravati as capital?(08:12)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The fact that the development of Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, would not be Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's priority was clear from the day he assumed office as the state's new Chief Minister in May.