Heavy rainfall predicted over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Heavy rainfall predicted over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to witness moderate to heavy rainfall beginning early next week, according to the weather department. Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu between Tuesday and Friday, it said.   According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Chennai, a low-pressure area is likely to develop over Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal and move towards the coastal region in Tamil Nadu intensifying into…

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High Court fines live-in couple for frivolous litigation

High Court fines live-in couple for frivolous litigation

A couple in a live-in relationship has been fined by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on charges of moving frivolous litigation. The woman petitioner had told the court that she and her partner were facing a threat from a man since she was in a live-in relationship. Interestingly, the woman did not reveal her relationship with the man who was threatening her in her application, who happened to be her husband. The truth came…

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We are monitoring situation in Sri Lanka: Sushma Swaraj

We are monitoring situation in Sri Lanka: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj   As Colombo was rocked by multiple explosions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that India was keeping a close watch on the situation. “Colombo – I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. @IndiainSL,” Swaraj tweeted. Six blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, injuring nearly 300 people, Sri Lankan…

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News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world

News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world

1/9 A Buddhist nun walks in line with novice nuns to receive food from people during the Songkran Festival at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters) 2/9 President Ram Nath Kovind (right), Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (left), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) and other dignitaries arrive to pay tribute to Babasaheb BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his 128th birth anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Image: PTI) 3/9…

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Isro launches intelligence satellite EMISAT and 28 other satellites from US, Spain

Isro launches intelligence satellite EMISAT and 28 other satellites from US, Spain

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Monday launched the EMISAT satellite along with 28 other satellites from other nations, including 24 from the US from the Sriharikota launch station at 9:27 am. Isro’s PSLV C45 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre carrying India’s EMISAT and 28 satellites from global customers, including the US. The mission would witness Isro placing payloads in three orbits and conducting space experiments for the first time. The…

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Decoded: Why Mission Shakti holds significance for India

Decoded: Why Mission Shakti holds significance for India

At 11:10 am on Wednesday, India launched a mission to test its anti-satellite capabilities, becoming the fourth country in the world to have a potent armoury that can bring down satellites to protect its rapidly growing space programme. The indigenous technology was available with the DRDO in 2012 and the government under then PM Manmohan Singh had the option to carry out a similar test but it was not done. “We gave presentations in 2012,…

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Apple pivots to services with video, news offerings

Apple pivots to services with video, news offerings

Apple on March 25 unveiled a star-packed original video service along with a subscription plan for magazines and newspapers as part of a new strategic move for the iPhone maker. The US tech giant, aiming to emphasize digital content and services to make up for a slump in smartphone sales, also announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service for mobile and other devices. Director Steven Spielberg, TV host Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston,…

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When a news photographer becomes the news in India

When a news photographer becomes the news in India

P. Ravikumar, a freelance photographer on assignment, performs CPR on a child who collapsed in a makeshift pool of coloured water while taking part in Holi celebrations in Chennai. (Photo: Reuters) It all happened in a flash. Barely 10 minutes after reaching a public gathering that was held in a large tent to celebrate the Indian festival of Holi, I was performing CPR on a boy who had suddenly collapsed in a makeshift pool of…

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