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Sri Lankan Parliament passes no-trust vote against Rajapaksa

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Wednesday passed a motion of no-confidence against new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his controversially appointed government, a day after the Supreme Court stayed a presidential decree dissolving the legislature. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that a majority of the 225-member Assembly supported the motion against former President Rajapaksa who was made […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Bengaluru: Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media. “We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun) under various sections of the IPC on a complaint Sruthi […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
ISL: Bengaluru register 3-0 win against Pune

Pune: A quick-fire first-half brace from Sunil Chhetri and another powerful finish from Miku set up a majestic 3-0 win for Bengaluru FC against FC Pune City in the Indian Super League (ISL) clash at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Monday. Bengaluru led 2-0 at the breather with Chhetri striking in the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Akbar files defamation case against woman journalist

New Delhi: Union Minister M.J. Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against a woman journalist, Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment, alleging that “scandalous allegations” have been made to bring down his image in the society. Seeking her prosecution under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code that provides for […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Allegations against Minister Akbar need to be verified: Shah

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has said that he was not in a position to comment on M.J. Akbar, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, as the claims against the Union Minister needed to be “looked into”. “It’s difficult to comment on something that comes on a website. One can […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Novel DNA vaccine against Ebola virus safe, effective

New York: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found that the novel synthetic DNA vaccine is safe against Ebola virus and offers a long-term alternative to traditional vaccines. The team, from The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, US, optimised a shorter, dose-sparing, immunisation regimen and simplified vaccine that can be directly administered into the skin. They […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance

New York: In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack all sorts of nasties, including bacterial lung infections, plague and deadly germs that have developed resistance to antibiotics. It might seem strange to think of microbe-eating microbes, but “actually they’re found in almost every ecosystem […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Weak rupee, global cues subdue equity indices; energy stocks dip

Mumbai: Caution ahead of key macro-economic data points, along with investors’ fears over the rise in global trade protectionist measures subdued the key Indian equity indices on Friday. According to analysts, a weak Indian rupee, coupled with consistent outflows of foreign funds as well as volatile crude oil prices dampened investors’ sentiments. Index-wise, the Nifty50 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Rupee sees high volatility
Macro data to direct equity market trends (Market Outlook)

Mumbai: The Indian rupee’s movement against the US dollar and the upcoming macro-economic data points are expected to chart the course of key domestic equity indices during the coming week. According to market observers, other factors such as the direction of foreign fund flows, derivatives expiry and the volatility in global crude oil prices will […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
US dollar weakens against main currencies

New York: The US dollar declined 0.3 per cent as expected trade talks between the US and China eased market concerns. In late New York trading on Monday, the euro increased to $1.1467 from $1.1436 in the previous session, and the British pound rose to $1.2785 from $1.2720 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Trump warns trading countries against doing business with Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a strong warning to America’s trading partners that anyone who does business with Tehran will not be doing business with Washington, following his administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. Trump described the new sanctions, which hit Iran’s access to dollars, gold and precious metals, as “the most […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Experimental vaccine shows potential against Zika virus

New York: An experimental single dose vaccine against the Zika virus has proven to be powerful in mice, new research has found. The vaccine employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and is most serious for pregnant women and their foetuses. The vaccine, carrying genes for two or […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Potent antibodies against 3 Ebola viruses found

New York: Researchers are a step closer to developing a broadly effective antibody treatment against the three major Ebola viruses that cause the lethal disease in humans. The study found that the isolation of two potent monoclonal antibodies from human survivors of Ebola virus disease that — in cell culture studies — efficiently neutralised the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Rupee sees high volatility
Rupee depreciates 26 paise against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 26 paise to 71.45 against the US dollar in early trade Monday on increased demand for the American currency from importers amid rising crude prices and foreign fund outflows. At the interbank forex exchange, the rupee opened lower at 71.38 and weakened further to quote 26 paise down at Rs […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
N.Zealand win first away Test series over Pakistan in 49 years

Abu Dhabi: Debutant Will Somerville grabbed three key wickets to guide New Zealand to their first away series win over Pakistan in 49 years with a crushing 123-run win in the third and final Test on Friday. The off-spinner took 3-52 and was aided by fellow spinner Ajaz Patel’s 3-42 as Pakistan came up well […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021