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Farmers in Gujarat to get Rs 1,500 government aid to purchase smartphones

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  SURAT : The Gujarat government has decided to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 1,500 to farmers in the state for purchasing a smartphone, as per a notification issued by the state agriculture department. The scheme is meant to encourage the farmers to buy smartphones which could be used for various purposes towards […]

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Women’s football: As Asian Cup prepration enters home stretch, India leave for Brazil

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A smile creeps up on the faces of India’s women’s football team captain Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, and coach Thomas Dennerby, when asked about the prospect of travelling to Brazil. The team has been upbeat ever since they were drawn to play in a four-way tournament against the hosts, Chile and Venezuela. But it’s the opportunity […]

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Financial Apartheid

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Every year, millions of people around the world transition out of poverty with the help of tools that enable them to build more stable economic lives. At the same time, similar numbers continue to remain trapped in a cycle of poverty they are not able to escape. Similarly, millions of people are pushed back into […]

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Air quality in Delhi ‘very poor’

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 | New Delhi |  The air quality in the national capital was recorded under the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday, while shallow fog in some areas reduced visibility, affecting the traffic movement. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital was 324 […]

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Buzz in BJP: Biggest gain for Modi’s image

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NEW DELHI : After digging its heels for more than a year over the contentious farm bills, the announcement of their withdrawal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday morning is expected to give moral high ground for the BJP and its leaders to leverage ahead of key elections coming up next year. Although the announcement […]

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Two friends set to take Diksha in Surat

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SURAT: Two minor girls, who cemented their friendship for over three years now, have chosen to walk the ascetic path in Surat. Aged 11 and 12 years respectively, the duo will renounce the world in February 2022 and accept monkhood. Both underwent rigorous training of over two and half years and have walked for more […]

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Gangster-style

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In a world slowly but surely going mad, the standoff between Belarus and Poland allows us to understand how a deranged moment can bring countries to the brink of war. The author of the unhinged action ~ one characterised by the European Union as a “gangster” approach ~ is Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who rules […]

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Matthew Wade was worried this could be his last game

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Back in 2018, Matthew Wade had conceded that his international career was all but over. That was on the back of an indifferent summer in domestic cricket, which saw him lose his Test place to Tim Paine, while he was replaced by Alex Carey in the white-ball cricket. “I got an opportunity to play a […]

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Scrub Typhus: Symptoms, treatment and preventive tips

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Several cases of a mystery fever have been reported in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, particularly in Koh village. According to an Indian Express report, Agra Divisional Commissioner Amit Gupta said that some deaths had also been reported. These deaths were attributed to scrub typhus, which, like dengue, is a vector borne disease, but which is caused […]

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Diabetes management: Nutritionist busts five common myths

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Diabetes, a chronic metabolic condition that is characterised by high blood-sugar levels, affects around 422 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. However, despite being a common condition today, diabetes continues to have various myths associated with it. From eating certain foods to avoiding many others, people tend to mismanage the disease a […]

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Janhvi Kapoor does the ‘lungi dance’ with Khushi Kapoor on a Dubai beach

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Janhvi Kapoor is vacationing Dubai with her sister Khushi Kapoor and their friend Orhan Awatramani. Ever since she landed in the city, she has been sharing pictures on her Instagram account. From going on a desert safari to conducting photoshoots at the beach, the trio seems to be having a great time on their holiday. […]

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The dos and don’ts of fermented foods

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I was fascinated by a recent story about fermented foods by my colleague Anahad O’Connor. The story explains the science of how six servings a day of fermented foods can lower inflammation and improve the diversity of your gut microbiome, which may lower your risk of chronic disease. But I wanted to know how to […]

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Why has Kerala revoked order allowing Tamil Nadu to fell trees near Mullaperiyar dam?

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NEW DELHI : A fresh row related to Mullaperiyar dam has erupted between Kerala, where the dam is situated, and Tamil Nadu, the custodian of the dam. The controversy is over felling of trees downstream the baby dam, which is part of the 126-year-old Mullaperiyar dam. On November 5, 2021, Kerala granted Tamil Nadu permission […]

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Rafale row: French portal Mediapart’s revelations trigger Cong-BJP slugfest

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NEW DELHI : A day after French investigative journal Mediapart made fresh claims that the Rafale manufacturer paid €7.5 million to a middleman between 2007 to 2012, a slugfest broke about between Congress and BJP, with both parties taking potshots at each other over the fresh revelations. Referring to the claims, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi […]

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Yuvraj Singh To Make Come back At 39! Ex-Cricket Star Says

Yuvraj Singh To Make Come back At 39! Ex-Cricket Star Says

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It’s On ‘Public Demand’ Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took the cricketing world by surprise as he hinted at a comeback to the ‘pitch’. (More Cricket News) The 39-year-old took to Instagram late on Monday to drop the bomb, with his return in February 2022. It was not clear whether the Punjab player was eyeing […]

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It’s Happening! Kirsten Stewart Confirms She Is Engaged To Girlfriend Dylan Meyer

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Hollywood star Kristen Stewart has reveled that she is engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Dylan Meyer. During her appearance on Sirius XM’s ‘The Howard Stern Show’, the 31-year-old-actress, has revealed that Meyer “nailed” the proposal. “I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed […]

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TIGER Alert – The Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER)

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The Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER) featured in the Financial Times have found that the world economy’s pullback from the short but very sharp Covid-19 recession appears in danger of stalling. Growth momentum is weakening across the world, particularly in the world’s two largest economies, the USA and China. Against the backdrop […]

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Are egg yolks unhealthy? Expert shares five diet myths and facts

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Many people think that dieting it all about starving oneself or consuming only bland, boiled food. But is it so? Dietitian Ruchita Batra shared an Instagram post recently listing some of the common diet myths, and how to deal with them. Fact: Milk-based products contain all sorts of nutrients and active compounds, including calcium, vitamin […]

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Dengue: Centre Sends Expert Teams To 9 States, UTs Reporting High Number Of Cases

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NEW DELHI : The Union health ministry has sent expert teams to nine states and union territories, which are reporting a high number of dengue cases. The expert teams will support the states in public health measures for control and management of the dengue disease. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a review meeting on […]

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PM Modi Holds Review Meeting With DMs Of Over 40 Districts Having Low Covid Vaccination

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NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, immediately upon his return from abroad after attending the G20 and COP26 meetings, is holding a review meeting on Wednesday with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low Covid-19 vaccination coverage. Prime Minister asserted that the COVID-19 vaccination drive is now needed to be taken door-to-door and […]

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Gujarat: GUVNL to buy power at revised tariff till December

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AHMEDABAD: In a sign that the power crisis may not be over yet, the Gujarat government has allowed Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd to continue buying power from Tata Power and Adani Power at a higher tariff of Rs 4.5 per kilowatt-hour (kwh) for two more months. Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd , a subsidiary of […]

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Virat Kohli’s captaincy, bubble fatigue, poor squad selection, IPL scheduling

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NEW DELHI: A captain struggling to find his bearings, a team in which few players were picked on the basis of reputation than current form and jaded bodies desperately seeking a break from the bio-bubbles have all contributed to India’s disastrous T20 World Cup campaign. In 2021, it will be very difficult to point fingers […]

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Katrina Kaif Believes In Maintaining ‘Good Relationships With People’ She’s Had ‘Rocky Past With’

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Bollywood star Katrina Kaif doesn’t believe in holding grudges in life. In a recent interview Kaif revealed that she has maintained a good relationship with people even if she had a rocky past with them. “What’s in the past is in the past. I understand where they are coming from and I think that’s what […]

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Justin and Hailey Bieber On Their Married Life So Far: We Want A Young Family

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Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber and his wife model Hailey Bieber recently opened up about their marriage, shared struggles and how the couple overcomes them in a recent chat on podcast In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith. The pop singer, 27, and the 24-year-old model got real about their three-year-marriage and the struggles […]

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