Angelina Jolie makes surprise Ukraine visit, meets children

Lviv: Hollywood actor and UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor said on Telegram. According to Maksym Kozytskyy, Ms. Jolie — who has been a UNHCR Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011 — had come to speak with displaced people who […]

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Tamil Nadu reports 49 fresh COVID-19 cases

Tamil Nadu reported 49 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The cases were reported in nine of the 38 districts. A total of 36 persons tested positive for the infection in Chennai. While there were six cases in Chengalpattu, the remaining seven districts– Coimbatore, Erode, Kanniyakumari, Namakkal, Salem, Tiruvallur and Vellore– reported a single case […]

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Subramania Bharati, famous for songs and poems, was a pioneer in short story writing too

There is a dimension, relatively less known, to the literary personality of Subramania Bharati (1882-1921). Bharati, famous for his songs and poems that sought to stir nationalistic feelings among people, also wrote a number of short stories. Though short story, as a form of creative writing, gained currency in Tamil after the launch of Manikodi, […]

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Explained | What is causing the intense heat in north, west, central and east India? 

What is driving up temperatures beyond normal in north, west, central and east India? Till when will the present conditions continue? What is driving up temperatures beyond normal in north, west, central and east India? Till when will the present conditions continue? The story so far: India is in the throes of an unusually long […]

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Our real potential came out today: Rohit Sharma after MI’s first win of season

MI recorded their first win of the season beating Rajasthan Royals by five wickets MI recorded their first win of the season beating Rajasthan Royals by five wickets Rohit Sharma would any day take a Mumbai Indians victory as a birthday present and more so when the team finally performed to its potential after eight […]

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Suryakumar aces the chase as Mumbai Indians registers its first victory

Tilak and Kishan bat well too; Buttler comes up with a half-century, but Rohit’s disciplined bowling unit restricts Rajasthan Royals  Tilak and Kishan bat well too; Buttler comes up with a half-century, but Rohit’s disciplined bowling unit restricts Rajasthan Royals  At the D.Y. Patil Stadium, fourteen summers ago, Rajasthan Royals had created history by clinching […]

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Bengaluru residents demand better power infrastructure

There were two fatalities in April; Bescom says several measures have been taken to reduce electrical accidents There were two fatalities in April; Bescom says several measures have been taken to reduce electrical accidents Residents of Geddalahalli in Sanjaynagar staged a protest on Saturday evening against unauthorised and hanging cables. The protest comes days after […]

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Explained | States vs Centre: Which govt. increased the fuel tax rate?

What is the Opposition-ruled States’ stand on reduction of value added tax to bring down petrol prices?  What is the Opposition-ruled States’ stand on reduction of value added tax to bring down petrol prices?  The story so far: Petrol is retailing at more than ₹100 per litre across India. While rising crude oil prices have […]

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