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Friday, August 19, 2022



Why does the Perseid meteor shower happen every year, how to watch it tonight

August 11, 2021 6:52 pm

The Perseid meteor shower takes place every year between July and August. It is caused by a trail of debris from a giant comet called 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

Explained: The Perseids meteor shower, set to peak in mid-August

August 14, 2020 9:12 am

The Perseids occur as the Earth runs into pieces of cosmic debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle. The cloud of debris is about 27 km wide, and at the peak of the display.

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Long road ahead: From I-day speech to women’s work

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:09:18 am

Bina Agarwal writes: We need to recognise that changing demographics, basic technologies are reducing importance of childcare and unpaid domestic work as constraints. We need to address demand-side factors

Rajasthan reports 803 Covid cases, 3 deaths

August 19, 2022 8:06:38 am

Two of these fatalities were reported in Dausa and one in Karauli, a health department spokesperson said.

Delhi Confidential: Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes a break from work for a spiritual journey

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:06:23 am

Rajeev Chandrasekhar took a short break from work to be on a spiritual journey — he went to climb the Sabarimala for a darshan of Lord Ayyappa.

India Top News Briefing Live, August 18: After inflation target breach, RBI committee to draft report for govt

August 19, 2022 8:06:15 am

India Top News Briefing Live, August 18: Former Afghanistan President glad Indian envoy is returning to Kabul; split over Lord Curzon gate in Bengal; an Indian blockchain platform; and more.

Ukrainian varsities ask Indians to return or join transfer programmes

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:06:07 am

Some universities, which are in the worst-hit war zones with considerable damage to their facilities, are taking up the last option — asking students to take up “mobility” or transfer programmes.

Experts Explain: An India Blockchain Platform

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:05:49 am

A digital infrastructure based on blockchain technology will transform the digital ecosystem in India, and will enable the future of digital services, platforms, applications, content, and solutions.

Yacht found adrift off Raigad coast with weapons, owner’s husband says to keep Somali pirates at bay

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:05:41 am

The yacht’s sailing master, also the husband of its Australian owner, told The Indian Express that the weapons were meant as protection against Somali pirates — and that he now wants the vessel back.

Streetwise Kolkata – Bethune Row: Mirza Ghalib does not live here anymore

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:22:03 am

Letters written by the poet to his acquaintances provide vivid insight into the red-brick house on the corner of Bethune Row.

AAP’s fresh trouble: MLA in spot over ‘bigamy’, ‘intimate’ video

Updated: August 19, 2022 8:05:19 am

A first-time MLA who crossed over to AAP from the Akali Dal, Harmeet Singh Pathanmajra claims he went into his second marriage with the consent of his first. However, the second wife has lodged a complaint with the Zirakpur Police Station accusing the MLA of hiding his first marriage.

Rajasthan’s misfortune to not have full-time home minister: BJP

August 19, 2022 7:57:40 am

Satish Poonia said the BJP will stage a protest in Jaipur on August 20 against the "poor" law and order situation in the state.