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Admissions At Harvard: Indian, Asian Applicants Lose Case

New York: A US federal appeals court has ruled against Asian students, a category that also includes Indians, in a case they brought against the Harvard University, saying that it discriminated against them in admissions and it was likely to end up in the Supreme Court. On Thursday, Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard and Judge Sandra […]

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Google To Support Indian Startups Creating Solutions For The New Normal

New Delhi: Google on Wednesday expanded its programme to support startups working on the solutions to solve real-life challenges towards the new normal post-COVID-19 landscape in India. Google for Startups has opened applications for the new batch of Google for Startups Accelerator, with a special focus on health-tech, fin-tech, edu-tech, agri-tech, retail and SaaS startups, […]

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Indian soldiers confront Chinese troops in north Sikkim

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured during a face-off along the boundary in north Sikkim, sources said. Four Indian soldiers and half a dozen of Chinese troops were injured during the confrontation on Saturday which took place at Naku La sector, ahead of Muguthang, a pass at a height of more than 5,000 […]

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17% Of Babies To Be Born Globally On Jan 1 Will Be Indian

New Delhi: An estimated 67,385 babies will be born in India, in 2020 on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said on Wednesday. Indian babies will account for 17 per cent of the estimated 3,92,078 babies to be born globally on New Year’s Day. Fiji in the Pacific will most likely deliver 2020’s, first baby. The US, […]

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Guterres Rules Out UN Involvement In Kashmir

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out any direct involvement in resolving the Kashmir issue unless both India and Pakistan agreed to it. At a news conference here, he said that his capacity for helping resolve the situation “is related to good offices and good offices can only be implemented when the […]

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Indian, Bangladesh border guards exchange Eid greetings

Agartala/Aizawl: The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged greetings, flowers and sweets on the occasion of Eid, a BSF official said on Monday. According to the BSF official, senior BSF and BGB officials accompanied by locally posted troopers greeted each other on Saturday and Sunday at many places along the […]

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India, US Agree On Collaboration In Defence Sector

Washington: Indian and American officials on Friday agreed to pursue a policy environment conducive to collaboration between the defence industry and start-ups in both countries. An understanding in this regard was reached during the 15th meeting of the India-US Defence Policy Group (DPG) here on Friday. The Indian side was led by Defence Secretary Sanjay […]

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Resell Your Final Tickets: Jimmy Neesham To Indian Fans

London: Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has appealed to the Indian fans to resell their tickets via the official platform if they don’t want to come and watch the World Cup finals to be played between New Zealand and England at Lord’s on Sunday. “Dear Indian cricket fans. If you don’t want to come to […]

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Jadeja asks Manjrekar to respect him after 'bits & pieces player' comment

Leeds: Former India batsman-turned-pundit Sanjay Manjrekar’s opinion that he prefers full-time batsmen and bowlers as compared to ‘bits and pieces’ cricketers hasn’t gone down well with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Speaking to IANS, Manjrekar has said on the eve of the Bangladesh game that he still wanted to back Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav despite […]

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Thousands gather in Abu Dhabi to mark International Yoga Day

Abu Dhabi: Thousands of Indian expat residents and others participated in yoga sessions in Abu Dhabi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day, the media reported on Friday. The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi hosted the celebrations at the Umm Al Emarat Park from 7 p.m. onwards on Thursday evening, reports the Gulf News. Shaikh […]

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Indian, Pakistani troops in heavy gun fight on LoC

Jammu: Indian and Pakistan troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday, defence sources said. The sources said that the Pakistan army violated LoC ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian positions. “Pakistan army targeted Indian positions in Kirni, Qasba and Mendhar […]

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India drub Poland 3-1 in FIH Series Finals

Bhubaneswar: Skipper Manpreet Singh scored a brace as India beat Poland 3-1 in the ongoing FIH Series Finals hockey tournament, here on Friday. After a barren first quarter, Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 36th minute to help the hosts record their second […]

There was no term called 'Hindu' before Mughals: Kamal

Chennai: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name ‘Hindu’ to the nation. In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu. Haasan said the term ‘Hindu’ was given by Moghals or by others who […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC) which it said killed three civilians. Mohammad Faisal, Director General at the South Asian desk of the Foreign Office, said that apart from the deaths, two civilians were also injured on […]

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Heavy firing on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Sunday, a defence official said. “The Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms in the Nowshera sector. Our troops retaliated effectively,” Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender […]

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Indian, Pakistani armies trade fire on LoC in Poonch

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said. The firing exchanges started in Chakan Da Bagh area. “Mortar shelling and small arms firing continued between the two sides,” a police officer said. As two shells fired from Pakistan landed […]

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Dhoni rested for remaining Australia ODIs

Ranchi: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODIs) of the five-match rubber against Australia. Speaking to reporters after the third ODI here, India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said late on Friday: “We will have some changes in the last two games. Dhoni will not be playing […]

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On Women's Day, Google Doodle features quotes from women achievers

New Delhi: Marking the occasion of International Women’s Day, Google on Friday showcased an interactive, slideshow doodle featuring inspirational quotes by women. The doodle begins with “woman” written in 11 different languages — Hindi, Arabic, French, Bangla, Russian, Japanese, German, Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese. The quotes in various languages are from 14 international female […]

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We didn't lose any Su-30 jet; Pakistan's claims false: Defence Ministry

New Delhi: India did not lose any Su-30 fighter jet during a dogfight with Pakistani jets on February 27, the government said here on Tuesday and added Pakistan was making “false claims” to hide the loss of a F-16 aircraft. “All the Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat with Pakistani fighter jets landed back safely. Pakistan […]

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India eye dominance; New Zealand aim to stay afloat

Mount Maunganui (New Zealand): After a near perfect beginning, India would look to tighten the noose around a struggling New Zealand with a barrage of spin in the second ODI here on Saturday. New Zealand batsmen looked all at sea against India’s spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their own backyard following […]

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Indian billionaires' wealth grew daily by Rs 2,200 cr last year: Oxfam

New Delhi: The fortunes of Indian billionaires grew by an astronomical 35 per cent per day last year, or by Rs 2,200 crore daily, while the poorest 10 per cent of the country have continued to remain in debt since 2004, according to an OXfam report released on Monday. The report “Public Good or Private […]

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Smelling high-calorie food for 2 minutes can help you eat less, says study

New York: Does a whiff of pizzas, burgers or sandwiches entice you, but you refrain from eating them due to the high-calories it contains? Take heart, smelling these for longer than two minutes will make you feel satiated, suggest researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. The study showed that ambient food scent can directly satisfy […]

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Nandita upset over 'Manto' not reaching Pakistan

Mumbai: Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film “Manto” will not be releasing in Pakistan. “Disappointed that ‘Manto’ will not be seen in theatres in Pakistan. I was keen as he belongs to both countries equally,” Nandita tweeted on Saturday. With “Manto”, Nandita traced the life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto. […]

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Want to make it count this time around: Rohit Sharma

Brisbane: India’s vice captain Rohit Sharma on Monday said the team played a few close matches in Australia the last time around, but want to make it count on the current tour. Rohit said it feels good to perform in Australia as it gives a player a lot of confidence. “The last time we came here […]

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Indian software products sector growing 9.5% yearly: Nasscom

Bengaluru: Indian software products sector, which is estimated to be worth $7-billion, is growing at a rate of 9.5 per cent annually, IT industry apex body Nasscom said on Wednesday. “India is already a matured software product ecosystem, currently a $7-billion sector with 3,720 companies, and growing at 9.5 per cent annually,” Nasscom said in a […]