Death Toll In Munnar Landslide Rises To 8

At least eight persons were killed and around 60 others reported missing after a landslide at Rajamalai in Idukki district due to heavy rain for the past four days in the hilly area, an official said on Friday. The place where the tragedy took place late on Thursday night is about 30 km from the

Modi Salutes Handicrafters On National Hand loom Day

On National Handloom Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted those associated with the handloom and handicrafts sector and urged people to strengthen efforts towards a self-reliant India. The National Handloom Day is observed annually on August 7 to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also highlight India’s handloom industry. The day

Kerala Covid Count Crosses 30k

Kerala’s Covid tally crossed 30,000 on Thursday as the state saw a record high of 1,298 new cases, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said. Of the total, currently, 11,983 cases are active, she said in a statement. Thiruvananthapuram district, which continues to lead the state in the daily tally, recorded 219 cases on Thursday. As

M’rashtra ties up with Google for remote learning

As part of the policy for universal education, the Maharashtra government has tied up with Google to enable remote learning for 2.30 crore students and teachers, officials said here on Thursday. Under this collaboration, students and teachers will access blended learning programmes that combine classroom approach with online learning including free tools like G Suite

London court extends Nirav Modi’s custody

A court in London on Thursday extended the custody of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi till August 27 after he appeared for the regular remand hearing, via videolink. Wanted in India in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, he was arrested by the Scotland Yard in March 2019 on an

Global Warming Arrives In Mumbai

Scientists on Thursday explained the extreme rainfall event in Mumbai to an anomaly that will become a recurrent pattern with increasing warming of the ocean and poleward shift of the low-level jetstream that impacts the Indian summer monsoon. They say the warm ocean temperatures in the northern Arabian Sea results in increased moisture and large

Traversing Through Indic Wisdom

It began six years ago when Kaninika Mishra, with a bachelors degrees in homoeopathic medicine and arts, as well as a masters degree in management from an Australian university, started to formally learn yogic workouts and met many young people who had turned to yoga, Ayurveda or Indian dietary regimens to cope with stress and

India Warns China For Raising Kashmir Issue In UNSC

The government on Thursday warned China against attempts to interfere in India’s internal affairs after Beijing unsuccessfully initiated a discussion in the UN Security Council on Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the government said that this was not the first time that China has sought to raise

Renowned Writer Sadiya Dehlvi Dies at 63

Writer, columnist, filmmaker and activist Sadia Dehlvi, a prominent critic of radical interpretations of Islam who urged a holistic understanding of the religion and was also a vocal critic of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on the ground that it discriminated against Muslims, died here late Wednesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. She had turned

Jeff Bezos Sold Over $3 Billion In Amazon Shares

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos have sold over $3.1 billion worth of the company’s shares this week, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Following tax deductions, the world’s richest man will take home an estimated $2.4 billion, Forbes reported on Wednesday. While the reason behind the current share