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Three held at Hyderabad airport with gold worth Rs 99.57L

NEW DELHI:The Customs officials at Hyderabad airport arrested three persons in three separate cases for allegedly smuggling 1,633 gram gold worth Rs 99.57 lakh, officials said on Sunday.

Two dead after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

PATNA: Two persons died and four others fell critically ill after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Sunday.

Had CCTVs been installed earlier my son would not have died: Father of JU ragging victim

KOLKATA: As the process for installation of CCTV cameras has started in Jadavpur University (JU) amid the recent ragging-related death of fresher on August 10, the victim’s father has said that had this initiative been taken much before probably he and his wife would not have lost their minor son.

Fans fight over 'Tiger 3'! (IANS Column: B-Town)

MUMBAI: Looks like there are attempts by vested interests to bring the fans wars over stars on to the streets.

View from Lahore: Why Dev Anand was a 'constant guest' at home

LAHORE: Dev Anand was forever on our TV screens. My mother and aunts were huge fans. But my mother also had bundles of Filmfare magazines, and large black discs of gramophones with beautiful covers of Indian actors and actresses.

The dapper hero who serenaded all of Hindi cinema's brightest heroines

NEW DELHI: Three-fourth of his 88-year-long life was spent in acting and of these, six and a half decades, over half, had Dev Anand playing the lead (romantic) role, even as his peers and even several of his leading ladies had moved on or out.

'Ex-WFI chief missed no opportunity to sexually harass women wrestlers', Delhi Police cite Tajikistan incidents in court

NEW DELHI: In the alleged sexual harassment case lodged against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, while the court granted him one-day exemption from appearance, Delhi Police have said the accused never missed an opportunity to sexually harass women wrestlers.

BJP trying to distract people from issue of caste census by triggering controversies through its MPs: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to distract people from the idea of caste census by triggering controversies through its MPs Ramesh Bidhuri and Nishikant Dubey.

US scientists restore walking in mice after paralysis

NEW YORK: A team of US scientists has restored walking in mice after paralysis from spinal cord injury.

Suresh Wadkar recalls recording of ‘Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le’: ‘I was quite nervous’

MUMBAI: Playback singer Suresh Wadkar took a trip down memory lane, and shared anecdotes from when he recorded the song 'Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le' from the romantic drama film ‘Sadma’.

EV firm Ather Energy’s losses swell 2.5 times to reach Rs 865 cr in FY23

NEW DELHI: Hero MotoCorp-backed electric vehicle (EV) company Ather Energy’s losses surged more than 2.5 times in the financial year 2022-23.

G20 university connect programme to be held on Sep 26, PM urges students to participate

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the G20 University Connect Programme will be held on September 26, where lakhs of university students across the country will connect with each other. Prestigious institutions like IITs, IIMs, NITs and medical colleges will also participate in it.

Pakistan says two foreign spies held in Islamabad with explosive material

ISLAMABAD: In an intelligence-based joint operation, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Federal Capital Police have hunted down two agents of a foreign spy agency and recovered explosive material with arms, ammunition and suspicious documents from their possession, local media reported.

20 killed in suicide car bombing in Somalia

MOGADISHU: At least 20 people, most of them civilians, were killed in a suicide car bomb attack in Beledweyne town in Somalia, local officials said.

Tight security on Andhra-Telangana border to stop car rally

VIJAYAWADA: Police beefed up security on the border with Andhra Pradesh to stop a car rally of IT employees from Hyderabad to Rajahmundry in support of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is in judicial custody in the skill development case.

PM Modi's Oct 1 public rally to kick-start BJP’s campaign in Telangana

HYDERABAD: BJP’s preparations for upcoming Assembly elections in Telangana are expected to get a boost with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on October 1.

Hit and run case: Man mowed down by unidentified vehicle in Delhi, probe underway

NEW DELHI: A man, aged around 25-27, was mowed down by an unidentified vehicle in northeast Delhi, an official said, adding that they are scanning CCTV cameras in the area to identify the offending vehicle and its driver.

Centre mulls move to cancel OCI cards of Khalistani terrorists, confiscate their properties in India

NEW DELHI: A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) confiscated the properties of Canada-based ‘designated individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, it is learnt that the government has asked the investigative agencies to identify the properties of other terrorists wanted in India sitting abroad.

Indian-American Texas county commissioner candidate racially targeted

NEW YORK: An Indian-American policy expert, who is running for Fort Bend County Commissioner in the US state of Texas, has said that he has been receiving hate-filled messages targeting his ethnicity, nationality, and faith on social media.

Asian Games: Indian men's hockey team begins campaign with dominant 16-0 win over Uzbekistan

HANGZHOU: Indian Men's Hockey Team started their campaign at the 19th Asian Games with a massive 16-0 win over Uzbekistan in Pool A match here on Sunday.

Stadiums getting refurbished, getting visas and making security arrangements: Ratnakar Shetty recalls challenges in organising 2011 WC

NEW DELHI: With just 11 days to go for the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup to begin in India, all ten teams will be fine-tuning their preparation and seeing who are their best personnel in case they are hit by injuries before or during the competition.

Blue light from smartphones, tablets linked to early puberty in males

ISTANBUL: Exposure to blue light, like that from smartphones or tablets, may lead to early puberty in males, according to a study in mice.

1 in 3 long Covid patients may face multiple organ damage: Lancet

LONDON: Nearly a third of patients showed abnormalities in multiple organs, particularly in the lungs, brain and kidneys, five months after Covid-19 infection, revealed a study looking at the longer-term impact of the infectious disease.

Navraj Hans on performing at Parineeti, Raghav’s sangeet: 'It was an absolute pleasure'

MUMBAI: Singer Navraj Hans performed at actress Parineeti Chopra and AAP leader Raghav Chadha’s sangeet on Saturday night and said it was an “absolute pleasure” and wished the couple a “happy married life”.

Gisele Bundchen wanted to jump from ninth floor during panic attack

LOS ANGELES: Supermodel Gisele Bundchen revealed that she wanted to kill herself at the peak of her modelling career by jumping from the ninth storey of her apartment block.

1 dead, 7 missing as boat capsizes in China

BEIJING: One person was killed and seven others were missing after their boat sank off Dalian City in China's Liaoning Province, according to local maritime authorities.

What maintenance rights India's legal landscape holds for husbands

NEW DELHI: Indian laws relating to maintenance have always tilted in the favour of the wife, at least that’s the common notion in the society. Everyone is aware that maintenance to the wife is well known and the most common concept in Indian society, but what about the husband’s right to claim it?

BJP to use Kanshi Ram’s strategy to win over Dalits in UP

LUCKNOW: BJP will now adopt BSP founder late Kanshi Ram’s strategy of using folk songs to mobilise backward classes and Dalits in its favour.

Kia EV6 GT beats Ford Mustang Mach-E in German evaluation

SEOUL: Kia's EV6 GT topped this year's evaluation of electric vehicle models by a leading German automotive magazine, Auto Motor Und Sport, beating Ford Motor's Mustang Mach-E SUV, Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday.

Elon Musk’s biography scores bumper sale, billionaire says ‘cool’

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk’s biography by American author-journalist Walter Isaacson saw a robust sale in the first week of its launch, selling 92,560 copies.

Tech salaries in US decline amid record-breaking inflation, market turbulence

SAN FRANCISCO: Following a year of record-breaking inflation and market turbulence, local tech salaries in the US, including those for fully in-person or hybrid roles, have experienced their most significant year-over-year decline, dropping 3 per cent from $161,000 to $156,000, a new report has revealed.

Delhi Police arrest trio for framing rival by staged leg-shooting incident

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have arrested a 29-year-old man, his brother, and an associate for framing his rival by shooting himself in the leg, an official said on Sunday.

Old Amdavad: From UNESCO recognition to preservation struggles

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad, a city where time seems to stand still, boasts of rich history, culture, and architecture. Cross the Sabarmati River, and you find yourself in old Amdavad, a place where every lane whispers tales of the past.

UNESCO list may keep riling people, but Chola temples are all-time favourites

CHENNAI: UNESCO declares certain properties as World Heritage Sites based on their cultural and natural heritage that is considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

Nestled in the Vindhyas, Bhimbetka is India's oldest 'rock art museum'

BHOPAL: 'Bhimbetka', which translates to Bhim's Baithak or lounge, that bagged the UNESCO heritage site tag in 2003, houses more than 750 rock shelters and is acknowledged for earliest traces of human life from the Stone Age.

35 killed in petrol warehouse fire in Benin

PORTO NOVO: At least 35 people were killed and more than ten seriously injured in a fire at a petrol warehouse in Benin, the government said.

Pakistan in a flux adds to the threat of radicalisation

NEW DELHI: Strategic analysts are writing a lot on the situation in Pakistan in the context of what is happening to Imran Khan in the wake of criminal cases being pursued against him with endorsement from a hostile Army and wondering where that country - clearly in an economic mess - was headed. They are also trying to analyse the implications of all of that for India.

G20 Delhi Declaration ‘objective’ about Ukraine, geopolitics: Lavrov

UNITED NATIONS: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called the G20 Leaders’ Declaration adopted in New Delhi this month “objective” about Ukraine and the geopolitical situation.

US provided Canada with intelligence on Nijjar's killing: NYT

NEW YORK: US intelligence agencies provided information that led Canada to hold India responsible for Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's killing, according to Western-allied officials, The New York Times reported.

2 killed, hundreds evacuated amid wildfires in Italy's Sicily

ROME: Two people died and many hundreds were evacuated after wildfires consumed large parts of northern Sicily, Italy, according to local media reports.