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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
Bezos attempts history with flight to edge of space
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) World's richest man Jeff Bezos launched to the edge of space on Tuesday along with his brother Mark, 82-year-old female aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen, aboard his company Blue Origin's fully automated New Shepard rocket.
2021-07-20
Category: International, India,Technology,Human Interest/Society
IIT Kanpur creates portable O2 bottle for medical emergencies
Kanpur, July 20 (IANS) As the second wave of Covid-19 wreaked havoc across the country, lack of oxygen triggered a major crisis. To solve this problem, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, has created a 'Swasa Oxyrise' bottle which increases the oxygen level in a human body. This unique device can be carried anywhere with great ease and can meet the need of oxygen in case of a medical emergency. It has been made at IIT Kanpur Incubation Centre and is a portable oxygen canister.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
J&K police prevents 14 boys from joining terror ranks in Anantnag
Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) As part of its efforts to bring misguided youth back into the mainstream, Anantnag Police of Jammu and Kashmir conducted a counselling-cum-interaction session with delinquent youth so as to prevent them from falling prey to pro-terrorism and anti-national propaganda, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Someone lost liberty...serious matter: SC notice on activist plea for compensation
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the detention of Manipur-based political activist Leichobam Erendro, is a serious matter where he lost his liberty for months and issued notice on a prayer seeking compensation for his illegal detention.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allahabad HC sets aside dismissal on ground of live-in relationship
Prayagraj (UP), July 20 (IANS) The Allahabad high court has set aside the dismissal order of a government employee who was removed from service for being in a live-in relationship with another woman.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
22 children in 3 Assam detention centres for declared 'foreigners'
Guwahati, July 19 (IANS) In all, 22 children along with their nine mothers are lodged at three detention centres in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the state Assembly on Monday.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SpeakIn launches special initiative recognising excellence in IAS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) SpeakIn, Asia's largest network of experts and thought leaders bringing the best of knowledge leaders to the forefront, has announced its first-of-a-kind initiative to recognise 10 most distinguished IAS officers who have created impact and inspiration beyond their call of duty.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Deceased girl becomes 'beacon of hope' by donating organs
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl who passed away has become a beacon of hope with her parents' decision to go for organ donation, saving the lives of four patients battling for survival after suffering from end-stage organ failure.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Maha cops rescue 116 revelers stranded on hill after heavy rains
Thane, July 19 (IANS) In a humanitarian gesture, the Navi Mumbai Police and Fire Brigade rushed to the rescue of at least 116 picnickers who were stranded on a hill on Sunday following heavy rains that cut off the return route, officials said here.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Lulu Group to clear dues of evicted Kochi woman shopowner, help revive business
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Billionaire Non-Resident Keralite businessman M.A. Yusuf Ali has announced that he would settle the dues of a woman who was evicted by the Greater Cochin Development Corporation (GCDA) from her shop at Kochi for non-payment of rent.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Dalit groom rides his dream on a horse in UP
Meerut (UP), July 18 (IANS) For Suraj, it was a dream come true when he rode a horse in his wedding procession, despite threats from local upper caste people.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Telangana minister to rescue farmer who lost Rs 2L cash to rats
Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) Telangana Minister for Tribal, Women and Child welfare Satyavathi Rathod has come forward to help a farmer after Rs 2 lakh cash saved by him for his abdominal surgery was eaten away by rats.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 10,000 poultry die in Ghana's avian flu outbreak
Accra, July 18 (IANS) More than 10,000 poultry birds have died from the avian flu outbreak reported in Ghana, a senior official said.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Ghana,Human Interest/Society
Need to focus on mental health amid pandemic: NIMHANS Director
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic, which has been causing havoc in India and the world for the last one and a half years, has led to many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, said Dr Pratima Murthy, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gujarat's iconic 'Golden Bridge' on Narmada bows out at 140
Bharuch/Mumbai, July xx (IANS) The magnificent and imposing 'Golden Bridge' in Bharuch - built with the scrap iron of the disaster-hit Tay Bridge - on the river Narmada in south Gujarat, 'retired' this week, after a glorious 140 years of service on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Human Interest/Society
Child gets burn injuries as cop kicks at pressure cooker
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a small child suffered burn injuries when a railway protection force (RPF) sub-inspector allegedly kicked at a pressure cooker from a burning stove and the boiling liquid spilled on the child, scalding his right arm.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Torrential rains clobber Mumbai, paralyse traffic, trains
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Massive rains pounded Mumbai -- in many places measuring over 20 cms (200 mm), paralysing road and rail traffic, all through the night, officials said here on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Police official accused of sitting on top of woman, hitting her
Kanpur, July 18 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh police official allegedly overpowered a woman, pulled her to the ground and hit her as he sat on top of her in Kanpur Dehat district.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Akhara Parishad supports cancellation of Kanwar yatra in UP
Prayagraj (UP), July 18 (IANS) The Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) has supported the Yogi Adityanath government's decision to cancel the Kanwar yatra in the wake of the ongoing pandemic.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Cessna aircraft crashes in MP, no causality
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) An aircraft belonging to a flight training academy crashed in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday. Fortunately, the trainee pilot operating aircraft survived the crash.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nobody too young to effectuate big change, says Justice Chandrachud citing Greta Thunberg (Ld)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said on Saturday that the example of Greta Thunberg, one of the strongest voices against climate change, shows that "nobody is too young to effectuate big change".
2021-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics