India, US renew Triangular Cooperation Agreement for global development

India and the United States on Friday signed the Second Amendment to the statement of Guiding Principles (SGP) on Triangular Cooperation for global development, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Friday. An MEA release stated that the amendment was signed by Abhilasha Joshi, Joint Secretary, Development Partnership Administration-II […]

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackerey, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis visit flood-affected areas in Kolhapur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday visited the flood-affected areas of the Kolhapur district. Maharashtra former chief minister and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Devendra Fadnavis also visited the flood-affected areas and met the affected people in Kolhapur. During the visit, Thackerey and Fadnavis met each other. After exchanging greetings with each other, both […]

Microsoft debuts its first Windows 11 beta build

American tech giant Microsoft, on Friday, released the first beta version of Windows 11, available to those enrolled in its Windows Insider Program, after releasing it for developers over the last month. According to The Verge, until now, getting access to Windows 11 meant installing the developer preview, which Microsoft said was for “highly technical users” […]

Chennai girl wins award in 2020 Intl Youth Contest for Social Anti-Corruption Advertising

Khushi Arun Kumar, a 19-year-old Chennai student from Stella Maris College has won the ‘Best Poster’ prize in the 2020 ‘Together Against Corruption,’ International Youth Contest for Social-Anti Corruption Advertising. The event was organised by the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. Kumar’s poster was chosen from among thousands of entries from all over the world, TV […]

Tokyo Olympics: PV Sindhu defeats Akane Yamaguchi, storms into semis

India shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the women’s singles event after defeating Japan’s number four seed Akane Yamaguchi in the quarterfinals here at the Musashino Forest Plaza Court 1 on Friday. Sindhu defeated Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20. The quarterfinal clash between Sindhu and Yamaguchi lasted for 56 minutes. The first […]

Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was ‘murdered’ by Taliban: Report

Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed while covering the violence in Afghanistan, was apparently executed by the Taliban, a US-based weekly magazine has claimed. 38-year-old Siddiqui, who was the Chief Photographer for Reuters in India, was killed in Kandahar province’s Spin Boldak district. A new report published by The Washington Examiner […]

Andhra Disaster Response Force showcases skills on rescuing people

Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response Force (APSDRF) teams on Friday demonstrated their skills on rescuing people at Punnami Ghat on river Krishna. The SDRF teams demonstrated their skills with using Power Boats, Inflatable Rescue Boats on the Krishna River. Madireddy Pratap Reddy, Director-General, Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response & Fire Services participated in the drill. […]

Philippines to restore military deal with US with eye on China

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Friday thanked Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana for “full restoration” of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) on the deployment of US troops in the country. This decision was announced during the last leg of Austin’s Southeast Asian trip to hold high-level discussions on security issues. “Thank you, […]

Chhattisgarh govt tables Bill to acquire private medical college in Durg, oppn parties create uproar

Chhattisgarh Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill to acquire a private medical college in Durg amidst uproar by the opposition in the state Assembly. “We had announced the acquisition of Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, Kachandur in a program organized on February 2, 2021, on the occasion of the death […]