Thala Ajith lauds John Kokken for his performance as Vembuli in Sarpatta Parambarai

John Kokken, who played the role of a boxer, Vembuli, in Arya-starrer Sarpatta Parambarai revealed in an interview how Thala Ajith called and congratulated him on his performance in the film. During an interview with ABP Tamil, the actor spoke about his inspiration and role model Thala Ajith and how he has always…

WhatsApp rolls out feature that will allow iOS beta users to select image quality, share images in HD

HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will allow iOS users to choose the quality of image they want to send. The three options of media upload quality for WhatsApp users are Auto (recommended), Best Quality and Data saver. The feature started rolling out last week for Android beta users. WhatsApp…

Byju’s Acquires Education Platform Great Learning

Digital learning platform Byju’s has acquired higher education platform Great Learning and after-school learning app Toppr. The development has come less than a week after it had acquired US-based online reading platform for children, Epic for $500 million. In April this year, Byju’s had acquired…

Watch: When The Indian ‘Peacock’ Bedazzled A Russian Air Show

New Delhi:  A peacock rarely leaves viewers unaffected when it puts on the full show of its plumage. Exactly like the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) helicopter display team, Sarang, which has left spectators gasping for more at the just-concluded International Aviation and Space Show at Zhukovsky, Russia. The…

Delta Variant Infecting Fully-Vaccinated People, Shows Growing Evidence

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists. Vaccine protection remains…

Tokyo Olympics: Typhoon alert forces organisers move surfing schedule, medals to be decided a day early

HIGHLIGHTS Surfing is making its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 The Japan Meteorological Agency said Nepartak was headed northwest over the Pacific Ocean east of Japan on Monday with landfall expected Tuesday afternoon In advance, organisers made the first major alterations to the Olympic archery schedule because of…

Sony’s noise-cancelling headphones, earbuds, speakers available with up to Rs 27,990 discount

HIGHLIGHTS Sony has announced the Great Monsoon Sale for its headphones, earbuds, and speakers. The biggest discount is on the soundbar with an original price of Rs 97,980. Sony said the offers will run on Flipkart and Amazon until their sales end. Sony has kicked off its Great Monsoon Sale where a wide range of…

Tokyo 2020: 57-year-old Al-Rashidi wins bronze for Kuwait 4 years after sporting Arsenal jersey in Rio final

HIGHLIGHTS Abdullah Al-Rashidi won the skeet men’s bronze at Tokyo Games At 57, Al-Rashidi won his 2nd Olympic medal in his 7th Games appearance Al-Rashidi competed as an Independent athlete in Rio in 2016 On a day when a 13-year-old from Japan won the skateboarding gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, a 57-year-old…

Amarinder Singh Showed A Big Heart By Hosting Tea Party: Congress Leader

There are still some issues to be resolved before the Amarinder Singh-Navjot Sidhu feud can be finally put to bed, but there is a “desire for peace” ahead of next year’s election, which is a priority for the Congress, the party’s Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat told NDTV on Monday. Mr Rawat…

164 Dead In Maharashtra Rain Fury, 100 Still Missing

Mumbai:  The deaths in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra rose to 164 on Monday after the recovery of 11 more bodies in Raigad and two each in Wardha and Akola, while 100 people were still missing, the state government said. So far, 2,29,074 persons have been evacuated from the affected areas, the government…