Day: January 15, 2019

Pongal celebrated in TN with traditional fervour

Chennai : Tamil harvest festival Pongal was celebrated with usual fervour across the state Tuesday with people ushering in the auspicious Tamil month of ‘Thai’. Chants of ‘Pongal-o-Pongal’ rent the air in many a home as the milk boiled, symbolising the gushing of prosperity. People decorated their homes with […]

Maha cabinet approves Rs 700 cr worth of schemes

Mumbai : The Maharashtra government Tuesday approved schemes worth Rs 700 crore, including two packages for the Ramoshi and Wadar communities. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier held meetings with the Ramoshi and Wadar communities in September and December respectively. The state cabinet Tuesday also approved Rs 250 […]

Jaitley flies to US for a medical check-up

New Delhi :  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check-up following a kidney transplant last year, sources said. Jaitley, 66, who had a kidney transplant operation and follow-up check-ups at AIIMS last year, left for the US on Sunday night for a “regular […]

BSF officer killed in Pak sniper fire in J-K

Jammu : A BSF officer was killed on Tuesday in sniper fire from across the border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials of the border guarding force said. They said Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad was hit by a sniper shot at about 10:50 am when he […]

India in final stages of setting up Defence Cyber Agency

Kolkata : India is setting up a cyber agency under the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to deal with potent threats in the cyber space, Lt Gen M M Naravane, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, said Tuesday. He said that the Armed Forces were alive to cyber threats which necessitated a cyber […]

Appointment of CBI interim chief ‘illegal’, says Kharge; demands immediate selection panel meet

New Delhi :  Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the CBI’s interim director “illegal” and demanding that a meeting of the selection committed be convened immediately to appoint a new chief of the probe agency. […]

Iran says it’s launched a satellite that didn’t reach orbit

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran on Tuesday conducted one of at least two satellite launches it plans despite criticism from the United States, but the satellite failed to reach orbit, an official said. The rocket carrying the Payam satellite failed to reach the “necessary speed” in the third stage […]

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

WASHINGTON — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the […]

Feds to ease rules on drone flights over crowds and at night

Federal officials plan to ease restrictions on flying small drones over crowds and at night, which would give a boost to the commercial use of unmanned aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration outlined draft rules Monday that would let drone operators do those things without a special waiver from […]

To cook a center-cut tenderloin, we use a reverse-sear

The center-cut tenderloin — often called chateaubriand — comes from the middle of the whole tenderloin, which sits beneath the spine of the cow and gets no exercise at all, making it the most tender piece of beef you can buy. We knew that a simple preparation would […]

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