Author: IANS

Bombay HC upholds Maratha reservations, but lowers quota (Lead)

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the validity of reservations in education and government jobs granted to the Maratha community under the Socially and Educationally Backward Class category, but reduced the quantum from 16 per cent. Bringing down the quota from[Read More…]

YouTube music to auto download 500 songs for users

San Francisco, June 27 (IANS) With an extended offline mixtape feature, YouTube Music would now automatically download up to 500 songs based on users’ likes and listening history for offline listening. This new version of the mixtape feature is called ‘smart downloads’ and the selection would download songs from users’[Read More…]

No free Metro rides plan for women received: Puri

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said it had not received any proposal for free rides for women in Delhi Metro trains from the Delhi government for approval. In a written reply to All India Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Housing and[Read More…]

For Divine, hip-hop is all about representing community

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Rapper Vivian Fernandes, who is known by his stage name Divine, says hip-hop music has always been about representing his true self, his community and his roots. Memories of his first song are still fresh in the mind of the “Mere gully mein” rapper, whose life[Read More…]

Markets pause ahead of US-China trade meet (Lead)

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) With the key US-China trade talks just around the corner, Indian markets took a pause on Thursday. The Sensex and Nifty closed on a flat note before turning choppy towards the end of the session. The Sensex finished just 5.67 points lower at 39,592.08 while the[Read More…]

Heatwave triggers big wildfire in Spain, 40 evacuated

Tarragona (Spain), June 27 (IANS) The heatwave that has engulfed Western Europe kindled the year’s first serious wildfire in the mountainous region of Tarragona district of Spain, endangering a nuclear power station and forcing people to evacuate the area. The region housed a nuclear power station, emergency services said on[Read More…]

Hamilton to honour memory of Niki Lauda with win in Austria

Spielberg (Austria), June 27 (IANS) Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is looking to pay tribute to late three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda with a victory at the Austrian Grand Prix (GP) this weekend. Hamilton is taking steady steps towards his sixth career world title, just one short of F1 legend[Read More…]

Honda’s solo Indian team reaches Japan for ARRC

Suzuka, (Japan) June 27 (IANS) ‘IDEMITSU Honda Racing India- the solo Indian racing team has arrived at the Suzuka Circuit, Japan to continue their bid to scale upwards in Asias toughest championship — the 2019 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) this weekend. Midway into the season, the IDEMITSU Honda[Read More…]

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