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CSK fail to chase daunting target of 216, lose to Rajasthan Royals by 16 runs

IPL 2020 Masterful half-centuries from Sanju Samson (74) and Steve Smith (69) helped Rajasthan Royals post a formidable target. TNM Staff Official Twitter handle A stellar knock by Faf Du Plessis of 72 runs off just 37 balls failed to see Chennai Super Kings through in what was a tough chase against the Rajasthan Royals. With CSK needing 38 runs to win of the last over, the game was more or less over. Skipper MS Dhoni though did give his fans something to cheer about, hitting three consecutive s

22 Sep 2020 11:55 pm
Salman Khans team says he has no stake in KWAN talent agency probed in drug case

Probe News channels had reported earlier on Tuesday that Salman Khan owned a major stake in KWAN. TNM Staff PTI photo Salman Khans legal team has denied that the actors firm has any stake in KWAN, a Bollywood talent management agency which has been under the NCB scanner in the drug case linked to actor Sushant Singh Rajputs death. News channels had reported earlier today that Salman Khan owned a major stake in KWAN. However, a note from the actors legal team in the name ofAnand Desai, a managing

22 Sep 2020 7:10 pm
New record in IPL viewership as 200 million people watch CSK-MI match

IPL 2020 Chennai Super Kings broke a string of five consecutive defeats to Mumbai Indians with their victory in the opening game on Saturday. TNM Staff The opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians had record viewership as 200 million people tuned in to watch the contest. Chennai Super Kings managed to clinch a comfortable victory on Saturday against the defending champions with five wickets to spare. The official Twitter handle of IPL

22 Sep 2020 6:48 pm
Threats and blackmail to leak explicit photos or videos: What women can do

Gender violence Many girls and women have ended up taking extreme measures because of someone threatening to leak their explicit videos or photos. Bharathi SP Geetika Mantri Image for representation A few days ago, a 20-year-old man wasarrestedfor abetting a 17-year-old girls suicide in Annur, Tamil Nadu. According to the police, he took non-consensual videos of the girl while she was bathing, and then threatened her with the videos to get into a relationship with him. The teen took took her lif

22 Sep 2020 6:27 pm
In a first, woman pilot set to join Rafale fighter fleet in Indian Air Force

Women The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets. PTI PTI photo A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the newly-inducted Rafale fighter fleet as one of its crew flying the multi-role air dominance aircraft, official sources said on Monday. The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets, t

22 Sep 2020 5:54 pm
UoH entrance test and UGC-NET to be held on same date, clash may affect students

Education Some students will have to choose one test or the other due to the clash of dates. Charan Teja Image: University of Hyderabad/Facebook Students who are looking to appear for the National Eligibility Test (NET), while also seeking admission to Hyderabad Central University, may be affected due to a clash in the dates for both entrance tests. University of Hyderabad is scheduled to conduct its entrance examinations for Integrated Post Graduate courses, PG courses, MPhil and PhD programs f

22 Sep 2020 5:04 pm
Academic year for colleges to begin in November, no winter or summer breaks: UGC

Education The delay in this academic calendar will spill over to the next academic year as well, with the commencement of classes slotted for the end of August in 2021. TNM Staff PTI file image The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a new academic calendar for first-year undergraduate and postgraduate students. According to the revised calendar, classes for the fresh year will commence from November 1 while the admission process is to be completed by the end of October. The delay wi

22 Sep 2020 4:40 pm
Rhea Chakraborty to remain in jail till October 6 as court extends judicial custody

Court Meanwhile, Rhea and Showiks lawyer, Satish Maneshinde has said that both of them have filed bail applications before the Bombay High Court as well. TNM Staff A Mumbai court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik till October 6 in connection with the drugs case filed against them. Rhea has been in custody since she was arrested on September 8 by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) which is probing the drug angle in connection with actor Sush

22 Sep 2020 3:21 pm
Parliament passes Bill to remove cereals, pulses, onion, potatoes as essential items

Parliament The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which was approved by the lower house on September 15, was approved by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha. PTI PTI File image Parliament on Tuesday passed a Bill to remove cereals, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion and potatoes from the list of essential commodities. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, which was approved by the lower house on September 15, was approved by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The bill replaces an ordinance promul

22 Sep 2020 1:52 pm
Watch: Behind the scenes with MS Dhoni and other CSK players

IPL 2020 The Whistle Podu team will clash with the Halla bol Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday in Sharjah. TNM Staff As fans await the second match of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2020-edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the social media is abuzz with a new video released by the team. The new video shows glimpses of what happens behind the scenes in CSKs videos and photoshoots. On Tuesday, the three-time champions will clash with Rajasthan Royals (RR), which will be starting its IPL campai

22 Sep 2020 1:47 pm
Clout and connections helped most people get an ICU bed for COVID-19

Coronavirus The LocalCircles survey also revealed that 7% of the respondents had to bribe (in cash or kind) hospital or government officials to secure the ICU bed. Geetika Mantri Image for representation The death of a loved one is always painful, but sometimes, its harder to come to terms with it when something could have been done about it. Sumith* knows this feeling all too well, because two months ago, he lost his grandfather to COVID-19. Sumith believes that if the family had been able to g

22 Sep 2020 1:21 pm
Devdutt Padikkal shines on IPL debut, scores half-century for RCB

IPL 2020 The 20-year-old Padikkal, possessing a near perfect balance at the crease, played all around the ground. PTI Devdutt Padikkal displayed his highly rated talent with a half-century on IPL debut before AB de Villiers provided the much needed final flourish to take Royal Challengers Bangalore to 163 for five in their tournament opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Monday. RCB prevailed in the match emerging victorious by 10 runs. The class and calmness Padikkal (56 off

22 Sep 2020 12:36 pm
Explainer: What is the FCRA Amendment Bill and why NGOs are opposing it

Parliament Many have said that this Bill, if passed, will gradually end smaller organisations in the country who cannot access funds. Haripriya Suresh On Sunday afternoon, Oxfam Indias CEO Amitabh Behar said that an upcoming amendment to an Act would be a devastating blow. He was referring to the amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), which, on Monday, was passed in the Lok Sabha, and will be coming up in the Rajya Sabha. The FCRA is a law that regulates foreign contribut

22 Sep 2020 12:13 pm
Death toll rises to 20 in Bhiwandi building collapse, rescue operations continue

Accident A dilapidated building located at Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra had come crashing down on sleeping victims at wee hours on Monday. TNM Staff The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra increased to twenty on Tuesday morning as the rescue operations continued for over twenty-eight hours since the incident took place. Both the NDRF and personnel from the Thane Disaster Response Force (TDRF) are still on site. Satya Pradan, the Chief of the NRDF tweeted on Tuesday and sa

22 Sep 2020 12:12 pm
This Puducherry school makes cost-effective cardboard chairs for children with cerebral palsy

Education Appropriate Paper-based Technology makes use of old cardboard boxes to make furniture using a specific technique so that the end result comes with excellent durability and weight-bearing capacity. Anjana Shekar Early this year, Kayalvizhi, a homemaker from Puducherry, brought home a bright green custom-made chair for her 7-year-old son Hariharan with cerebral palsy. For Hariharan, a student of Satya Special School, the chair meant being able to sit up straight as opposed to lying supin

22 Sep 2020 11:39 am
Ang Rita Sherpa, Nepalese mountaineer who climbed Mt Everest 10 times, dies at 72

Death Ang Rita Sherpa was popularly known as the Snow Leopard due to his adventures. TNM Staff Ang Rita Sherpa, the legendary mountaineer from Nepal, died at the age of 72 at his residence in Kathmandu, said the country's Mountaineering Association. He is popularly known for being the first person to have climbed Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, 10 times, and that too, without bottled oxygen. Rita was suffering from various diseases, including liver dysfunction. Lately, he

22 Sep 2020 11:35 am
Centre hikes minimum price of 6 rabi crops amid protests against new farm bills

Agriculture The Minimum Support Price of wheat, the biggest crop of rabi season, has been hiked by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal PTI PTI file image The government on Monday hiked the minimum price for buying six rabi crops, including wheat, by up to 6%, as it sought to send a strong message to farmers on continuation of MSP-based procurement system. The MSP (Minimum Support Price) of wheat, the biggest crop of rabi season, has been hiked by Rs 50 to Rs 1,975 per quintal, Agriculture Minister Nar

22 Sep 2020 11:33 am
Comeback and a half: Skipper Kohli lauds RCBs victory vs Sunrisers in first match

IPL2020 With a victory in the first match, RCB will now take on Kings XI Punjab on Thursday. TNM Staff Twiiter/RCB Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli has hailed the teams victory in the first match of the season which came at the expense of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday as a come back and a half. As it played out, RCB which has earned the tag of chokers in the Indian Premier League tournament over the years, amassed a total of 163 at the end of 20 overs after batting fir

22 Sep 2020 10:57 am
Virat Kohli praises Yuzvendra Chahal, says he changed the game for RCB

IPL 2020 For RCB, Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball as he returned with brilliant figures of 3/18. IANS Facebook/Royal Challengers Bangalore Moments after winning their first game of the season, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli lauded his teammates for keeping their composure during tough phases of the match. RCB defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in their opening encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. Virat Kohli also showered praises on bow

22 Sep 2020 10:10 am
Suspended Opposition MPs stage overnight sit-in at Parliament premises

Protest Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh was seen offering them tea on Tuesday morning. PTI The sit-in protest by eight suspended MPs on Parliament premises continued for the second day on Tuesday, with Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Singh offering them tea in the morning. The suspended parliamentarians spent the night in the lawns near Mahatma Gandhi's statue. AAP's Sanjay Singh posted a picture on Twitter from the protest site in the morning and said that the whole night was

22 Sep 2020 9:32 am
NCB drug probe extends to Bollywood talent agency Kwan, more summons issued

Probe Kwan's head talent manager Jaya Sahas name, who also handled Sushant Singh Rajput, has featured in NCBs investigation. TNM Staff The Narcotics Control Bureau has extended its probe into drug usage in Bollywood to a talent agency called KWAN Talent Management Agency. NCB confirmed to TNM that Karishma Prakash, who works with KWAN Talent Management Agency, has been summoned for questioning. The talent agency has been under the Enforcement Directorate's scanner in the Sushant Singh Rajpu

22 Sep 2020 12:17 am
RCB off to rousing start in IPL 2020, beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs

IPL 2020 Debutant Devdutt Padikkal scored a half-century for RCB at the top of the order, with his 56 coming off 42 balls laced with 8 fours. IANS Debutant Devdutt Padikkal's brilliant half-century followed by some class spin bowling from Yujvendra Chahal helped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 10 runs in their opening game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai on Monday evening. RCB first posted 163/5 in their allotted 20 o

21 Sep 2020 11:48 pm
Tata Group to launch a low-cost COVID-19 test Feluda in India

Coronavirus The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the commercial launch of the test, which achieves accuracy levels of traditional RT-PCR tests with quicker turnaround time. PTI The Drugs Controller General of India has approved the commercial launch of 'Feluda', the Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has said. This test uses an indigenously developed, cutting-edge CRISPR tec

21 Sep 2020 6:57 pm
IPL becomes a welcome respite for casual cricket fans amid pandemic

IPL 2020 Thanks to the IPL, several viewers who were not regular watchers of the game have now found themselves glued to their screens. Megha Kaveri Facebook/Indian Premier League Social media may have noticed a radical change in discourse over the last two days. Discussions and fights on various issues seem to have converged on the biggest sporting event taking place during the pandemic so far the Indian Premier League (IPL). After a dearth of sports in recent months, the 13th edition of the t

21 Sep 2020 6:53 pm
RCB to begin IPL campaign in search of elusive first title

IPL 2020 Virat Kohli's side will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening game on Monday in Dubai. TNM Staff PTI Every year in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), look like a tough team to beat. But their fans do not need reminding that it has been twelve years without a trophy for the team despite having international superstars like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. In contrast, there is little discussion about Sunrisers Hyderabad going into the tournamen

21 Sep 2020 5:37 pm
My name falsely dragged in: Richa Chadha to take legal action against Payal Ghosh

Controversy Actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment, had also named Richa Chadha in a video. PTI Instagram Actor Richa Chadha on Monday said she has initiated appropriate legal action after her name was dragged in a defamatory manner by actor Payal Ghosh, who has accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual harassment. On Saturday, Ghosh took to Twitter, claiming that the Gangs of Wasseypurdirector was sexually inappropriate towards her, an allegation Kashy

21 Sep 2020 5:14 pm
In a first, 2 women officers to operate helicopters from warships of the Indian Navy

Defense Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore. PTI PTI photo In a first, two women officers have been selected to join as 'Observers' (Airborne Tacticians) in the Indian Navy's helicopter stream. Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Kumudini Tyagi and SLt Riti Singh would, in effect, be the first set of women airborne tacticians in India who would operate from the deck of warships. Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the fixed wing aircraft that

21 Sep 2020 4:53 pm
CSK start favourites as Rajasthan Royals worry over skipper Smith's concussion injury

IPL 2020 Last edition's runner-up, CSK exacted revenge on defending champions Mumbai Indians, beating them by five wickets in the tournament opener in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. PTI A depleted Rajasthan Royals will have a tough task on their hands as they take on a confident Chennai Super Kings in their IPL opener on a Sharjah belter, with no Ben Stokes for the first part and question-mark over Steven Smith's full recovery from concussion injury. Add to it the absence of Jos Buttler,

21 Sep 2020 4:26 pm
Nine stories where trial by media wreaked havoc on people's lives

Media From Rohtak sisters to Kafeel Khan case, the media has gotten it wrong in several cases over the years but that has not deterred news organisations from holding more trials. TNM Staff Can the media act as an appellate authority over what is stated in the chargesheet? Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court asked on September 10 while hearing Congress MP Shashi Tharoors plea seeking an injunction against Arnab Goswamis Republic Network broadcasting details of the Sunanda Pushkar death c

21 Sep 2020 1:31 pm
Dues of Indigo, 3 other domestic airlines to AAI more than doubled during Feb-July

Aviation However, Air India owes the most amount in dues to Airports Authority of India at Rs 2,258.27 crore in this period, the officials noted. PTI Dues of four major domestic airlines -- IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and AirAsia India -- to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) have more than doubled between February and July amid the coronavirus pandemic, senior officials said. However, the domestic airline that owes the highest amount of dues to the AAI is Air India. The national carrier's dues t

21 Sep 2020 1:20 pm
IIT Delhi releases JEE Advanced admit cards for students

Education The admit cards were released on Monday for the examination that is set to be held on September 27. TNM Staff Representation photo The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, which is the organising institution of JEE Advanced, released admit cards for the examination on Monday. JEE Advanced is the entrance exam for admission into undergraduate courses across the IITs and IISc (Indian Institute of Science). The examination will be held on September 27. This year, about 2.5 lakh stu

21 Sep 2020 1:18 pm
Schitts Creek, Succession win big at 2020 Emmy awards: List of winners

Television The award ceremony was held virtually, with winners accepting awards in various cities around the world due to the pandemic. TNM Staff Instagram The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were held virtually on Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Canadian show Schitt's Creek came out on top. The show made history, winning in every comedy category, including best series and four acting awards. HBO's Succession, about a family struggle over a media empire, raked in the Best Drama award. Zen

21 Sep 2020 1:14 pm
Eight Rajya Sabha MPs including Trinamools Derek OBrien suspended

Politics The MPs were told that they displayed unruly behaviour especially with the Chair and gross disorderly conduct. TNM Staff The Rajya Sabha on Monday suspended eight members, including All India Trinamool Congress (or TMC) leader Derek O'Brien, a day after the House witnessed ruckus while the Opposition protested during the passage of Farm bills. The MPs were told that they displayed unruly behaviour especially with the Chair and gross disorderly conduct. The House suspended Derek O'Brien

21 Sep 2020 12:32 pm
Delhi Capitals vs KXIP: Controversial umpiring decision on short run triggers debate

IPL 2020 The incident happened in the third ball of the 18th over of KXIPs chase when the onfield umpire called a short run against Chris Jordan. TNM Staff While the second match of IPL 2020 turned out to be a humdinger with Delhi Capitals triumphing over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in a Super Over in the end, a debatable umpiring decision in the match has led to controversy. The incident happened in the third ball of the 18th over of the KXIP chase when the onfield umpire called a short run against

21 Sep 2020 12:21 pm
Woman suspected of sending letter with lethal substance to Donald Trump arrested

Crime She is expected to face federal charges, law enforcement officials told news agency AP. TNM Staff Image for representation A woman who allegedly sent a letter containing ricin, the poison, to President Donald Trump at the White House, has been arrested at the Canadian border as she tried to enter the United States, the US media reported on Sunday. The woman was allegedly carrying a gun. The suspect was trying to enter the US from Canada via the border in New York state when she was taken i

21 Sep 2020 12:06 pm
Over 60,000 people sign up for Russian COVID-19 vaccine trial, 700 injected

COVID-19 Vaccine The Russian Direct Investment Fund and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Limited have agreed to cooperate on clinical trials and distribution of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in India. IANS The rush to find a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 is still underway, and many have volunteered to participate in the clinical trials in the hope to find one. In Russia, for example, over 60,000 people have reportedly applied to volunteer for the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine trials in Moscow. Meanwhile

21 Sep 2020 11:42 am
Building crashes near Thane, 10 including seven kids dead

Accident The building which was said to be in a dilapidated state, suddenly came crashing down, catching all the victims unaware in their sleep. PTI ANI/Twitter Seven children and three others were killed and 11, including a four-year-old boy, rescued after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Maharashtra's Bhiwandi town on Monday, police said. Bhiwandi is a powerloom town around 10 km from Thane. Around 10 persons are still feared trapped after the 43-year-old Jhilani building caved in at 3.4

21 Sep 2020 11:11 am
Rabada clinches Super Over thriller for Delhi vs KXIP after Stoinis all-round show

IPL 2020 Both the teams ended with a score of 157 for eight and when it spilled to a Super Over, South African pacer Rabada rose to the occasion. PTI Kagiso Rabada once again proved to be the 'King of Super Over' after Marcus Stoinis' star turn with both bat and ball ensured a thrilling Super Over win for Delhi Capitals in an IPL encounter against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. It was Stoinis whose late assault saw Delhi reach 157 for 8 in 20 overs with his 53 off 21 balls and 57 in the l

21 Sep 2020 8:20 am
Top Indian and Chinese military leaders to meet on Monday over border standoff

Indo-China dispute This would be the sixth meeting between two military commanders in the last four months. IANS Image for representation: PTI Top Indian and Chinese military commanders will meet on Monday at Moldo to discuss the border dispute, especially in the Pangong Lake area, in eastern Ladakh, sources said. This would be the sixth meeting between two military commanders in the last four months. This time, a senior Ministry of External Affairs official -- Joint Secretary, East Asia, Navin

21 Sep 2020 7:43 am
'Irresponsible behaviour of people behind COVID-19 spike: Health Min Harsh Vardhan

Coronavirus The Minister appealed to MPs to help launch a campaign for public awareness regarding COVID-19-related appropriate behaviour and enforce it in their respective constituencies. IANS Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday held irresponsible behaviour of people to be behind the surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, and appealed to Lok Sabha MPs to spread awareness regarding the pandemic. In his reply on a special discussion on COVID-19 in the lower house of Parliament, he said

21 Sep 2020 7:41 am
Woman gangraped in Delhi hotel, one arrested

Crime The woman has named six people in her complaint. IANS A woman, working as a tour guide in Delhi, alleged that she was gangraped in a five-star hotel in Delhi's Connaught Place after being take there on the false pretext of providing her a loan at subsidised rates. The incident happened on Friday night. In her complaint, the woman told the Delhi Police that she was in dire need of money and the accused had offered her a loan at attractive rates. At the hotel, she was raped by the man and fi

21 Sep 2020 12:14 am
Bengaluru FC launches new home kit with JSW Group returning as sponsors

Sports A photograph released along with the kit launch showed club captain Sunil Chhetri Chhetri posing in front of the Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature. TNM Staff Bengaluru FC launched its new home kit for the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season with the JSW Group returning for the second time as the club's principal sponsor, the club announced on Saturday. The launch of the new kit included a video featuring club captain Sunil Chhetri, players Udanta Singh and Suresh Wangjam. The kit

20 Sep 2020 7:10 pm
How iZooto is helping publishers drive traffic, build user engagement

Startup Media organisations have been forced to accelerate their digital transformation and as they do so, audience ownership, engagement and retention has become even more critical. Shilpa S Ranipeta The founders of iZooto User engagement on the internet is broken, four Delhi-based entrepreneurs realized while working in the mobile marketing space back in 2016. Neel Kothari, Sachin Grover, Shrikant Kale and Vivek Khandelwal, who were worked together on their previous mobile advertising startup

20 Sep 2020 4:52 pm
Five times Arnab Goswami became a meme

Media From Never ever ever ever to Arnabs recent drugs do tirade, television news is seldom dull when Goswami graces the air. TNM Staff Who knew television news channels could double up as entertainment channels? All of us, in the last few months. Dance, drama, suspense, suddenness, television is hardly boring these days and Indias main star is Republic TVs Arnab Goswami. In the past few years, television anchors have found themselves in a war to achieve the trophy of becoming the number one ch

20 Sep 2020 4:15 pm
How Indias drug laws fail those with substance use disorder

Drugs While the NDPS Act provides for rehabilitation of users, stigma and ineffective implementation fail those in need. Theja Ram Representational image Six years ago, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a rave party in the outskirts of Bengaluru. Students from various colleges were found in possession of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) and hashish. The raids stood out because it was among the very rare occasions where the NCB had busted no suppliers or distributors, but just college stu

20 Sep 2020 3:26 pm
Donald Trump blesses Walmart, Oracle deal to save banned TikTok in US

Business Talking to reporters, Trump said, I have given the deal my blessing. I approve the deal in concept. IANS Representational image/Pixcy In a surprise move, Oracle and Walmart have joined hands to save TikTok from the ban earlier announced by US President Donald Trump by forming a new company called TikTok Global. The new company will be headquartered in the US and has got the blessing of President Trump. Trump on Saturday announced that China-based ByteDance which is the parent company of

20 Sep 2020 2:39 pm
Chaos, sloganeering in Rajya Sabha as two farm Bills passed without amendments

Parliament Opposition members, led by the TMC, rushed into the well of the house and climbed on to the chairman's podium to protest against the Bills. TNM Staff RSTV The Rajya Sabha on Sunday witnessed uproar and chaos as some opposition members, led by the TMC climbed on to the chairman's podium as the government pushed for the passage of two contentious farm bills. Around 2 pm, the Rajya Sabha passed both the Agriculture Bills of 2020 the Farmers Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Ser

20 Sep 2020 2:31 pm
Will Rs 2000 notes be discontinued? No decision, says govt

Currency MoS Finance Anurag Thakur said this in a written answer to Lok Sabha. IANS Although printing of Rs 2,000 denomination notes has been significantly lowered, the Union government has not decided to discontinue the high denomination notes. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Saturday, Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur said that printing of bank notes of particular denomination is decided by the government in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to m

20 Sep 2020 2:09 pm
CSK vs MI: Twitter welcomes IPL 2020 with some hilarious memes

IPL 2020 The range of memes conjured from Tamil cinema makes one wonder if fans tend to prepare for the day, hours in advance, with a cricket-cinema-memes starter kit. TNM Staff PTI Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clinched a comfortable five-wicket win in the inaugural game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, defeating Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday. The season started off with victory for CSK fans in an even contest which swung CSK's way in the last few overs. Over 70 lakh fans, many of whom are co

20 Sep 2020 1:26 pm
Man attacks wife after priest predicts 6th daughter for them

Crime The man wanted his wife to get an abortion, and when she refused, he attacked her with a sickle on her abdomen. IANS Image for representation. In an inebriated state, a man in Uttar Pradesh allegedly attacked his wife, who was four months pregnant, with a sickle after a priest predicted that heir sixth child would also be a girl. The woman is undergoing treatment at a medical facility in Bareilly and her condition is stated to be critical. The woman is a mother of five minor daughters and

20 Sep 2020 1:06 pm