Entertainment

Bullet Train: Sandra Bullock to work with Brad Pitt

Bullet Train is shaping up to be an unmissable action-thriller to watch out for, owing majorly to the casting coup of our wildest dreams. Over the past few months, there have been various additions to […]

Entertainment

Bollywood mourns the demise of Rajiv Kapoor: A soul gone too soon

Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn the demise of actor Rajiv Kapoor who passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Tuesday, February 9. Host-producer Naved Jafri and singer Lata Mangeshkar […]

Entertainment

Sonakshi Sinha narrates poem on farmers, salutes ‘the hands that feed us’

Sonakshi Sinha, who has expressed solidarity with the protesting farmers, has now shared a tribute to them on Instagram. She lent her voice to a poem which tries to explain why the farmers have left […]

Entertainment

Kangana to leave Twitter, backs homegrown app Koo

Dhaakad actor Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday threatened to quit Twitter. Kangana also said she will soon join homegrown app Koo. This comes after the microblogging site “withheld a portion of the accounts” identified by the […]

India

Two-week training exercise commences at Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan

INDO-US MILITARY EXERCISE By Yash Goyal JAIPUR (TIP): The first Indo-US defense exercise in the Biden presidency commenced on February 8at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, near Bikaner in Rajasthan. The India-US joint training Exercise YUDH […]

Misc

Valentine’s Day: Time of the year to celebrate love

Valentine’s Day (or Saint Valentine’s Day) is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in […]

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Coronavirus

Global Covid-19 cases top 107.7 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington (TIP): The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 107.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Friday, […]

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Coronavirus

Pfizer vaccine can neutralize coronavirus variants first reported in UK, SA: Study

The COVID-19 vaccine co-developed by the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech can neutralise variants of the novel coronavirus that were first reported in the UK and South Africa, a new […]

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Biden-Modi phone call

The overhang of human rights on strategic ties Any new leader’s first lot of overseas visits and phone calls, the latter more so during the pandemic, give a realistically accurate insight into his foreign policy […]

Breaking News

President Biden very clear about ‘restoring compassion, order’ to immigration system: White House

WASHINGTON (TIP): U.S. President Joe Biden has been very clear about “restoring compassion and order” to the country’s immigration system, the White House said on Thursday, Feb 11, and noted that a series of executive […]

World

Canada puts Proud Boys on terror list, cites active security threat

Ottawa (TIP): Canada named the far-right Proud Boys a terrorist entity on Wednesday, saying it posed an active security threat and played a “pivotal role” in last month’s attack on the US Capitol that left […]

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World

UK aircraft carrier in Indo-Pacific soon

London (TIP): The UK Government has announced its plans to deploy a new Carrier Strike Group led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth later this year as part of its “renewed focus” on the Indo-Pacific […]

World

Erdogan says will not let university protests swell

Istanbul (TIP): President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday his government would not allow month-long demonstrations at a Turkish university to grow into anti-government protests similar to those in 2013, calling the protesters “terrorists”. Defying a […]

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Asia

Health workers start anti-coup protests in virus-hit Myanmar

Jakarta (TIP): Medical workers across Myanmar began a civil disobedience protest against Monday’s coup, wearing red ribbons and declaring they won’t work for the new military government. The army takeover that ousted the civilian government […]

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Asia

Pak launches surface-to-surface ballistic missile

Islamabad (TIP): The Pakistan Army said it had conducted a successful training launch of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 km. The launch of Ghaznavi […]

Asia

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook as opposition grows to coup

Myanmar (TIP): Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday and activists said at least three people were arrested at a street protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung […]

Sports News

Australian Open to go ahead despite COVID-19 case: Organizers

Melbourne (TIP): The Australian Open will begin as scheduled on Monday, Feb 8,  even though a worker at one of the Melbourne hotels used to quarantine players and their entourages tested positive for COVID-19, tournament […]

Sports News

‘Kohli is still the main man’: Hussain on Rahane impact ahead of Chennai Test

Ahead of the start of the Test series between India and England, there has been a lot of talk on how Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership in Australia could actually put Virat Kohli under pressure, as he […]

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Sports News

Rafa struggling with back problem

World No. 2 Rafa Nadal  said doubts remain over his fitness ahead of next week’s Australian Open. Nadal pulled out of Spain’s ATP Cup tie against Australia on Tuesday with a lower-back problem and, despite […]

Business & Economics

Equity benchmarks spike to new highs ahead of RBI policy decision

Mumbai (TIP): Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty advanced their record-setting spree in early trade on Friday,  Feb 5, ahead of the RBI monetary policy outcome. The 30-share BSE Sensex briefly touched the 51,000-level, and was […]

Business & Economics

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO this year

Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon as an online bookstore and built it into a shopping and entertainment behemoth, will step down later this year as CEO, a role he’s had for nearly 30 years, to […]

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Business & Economics

Uber to buy alcohol delivery startup Drizly for $1.1 billion

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to acquire Drizly Inc., which makes an on-demand alcohol delivery app, for $1.1 billion, beating out at least two rival companies that held talks with the startup. The deal is Uber’s […]

Science & Technology

iPhone 13 plans optical in-display fingerprint sensor

Apple is reportedly planning to launch iPhone 13 line-up next year and now a new report has claimed that the upcoming series may come with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor as the secondary biometric option […]

Science & Technology

Tesla’s new Model S will automatically shift by ‘guessing’

Electric car maker Tesla’s redesigned Model S and Model X will have automatic shifting between the park, reverse, neutral and drive (or PRND) by “guessing”. There will be an option to change drive modes on […]

Science & Technology

Mars’ Gale crater was similar to Iceland over 3 bn yrs ago: Study

More than three billion years ago, Mars Gale crater had seasons and terrain that were close to that of Iceland’s. A study by Rice University scientists using the data from the National Aeronautics and Space […]