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In Chhattisgarh, ITBP teacher in 'smart' class, student of local lingo (IANS Exclusive)
Raipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Simultaneously protecting the high-altitude India-China border and curbing anti-government activities in Maoist-affected states, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's (ITBP) new incarnation in Chhattisgarh -- a 'smart' teacher for local school children and a student to learn Halbi language from them -- is visible since beginning of 2021.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Education,Defence/Security
Odisha approves Rs 903 crore action plan for afforestation
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) The state-level Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) in Odisha has approved the annual action plan of 2021-22 with a total outlay of around Rs 903.39 crore, said an official on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Thailand Open: Marin, Axelsen win singles titles
Bangkok, Jan 17 (IANS) Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Ready for any alternative to law repeal demand, Tomar to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again appealed to the farmers unions to suggest ways to resolve the deadlock over the agrarian reforms implemented by the Modi government.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Legendary musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away, music industry pays tribute
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Legendary Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan died on Sunday at his Mumbai residence. Music artistes such as Lata Mangeshkar, A.R. Rahman and Amjad Ali Khan paid their tribute to the Padma Vibhushan awardee.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
East Bengal, Chennaiyin searching for wins (Match Preview 63)
Margao (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) Both Chennaiyin and East Bengal have proven themselves to be tough teams to beat thus far in the Indian Super League (ISL). However, wins have been difficult to come by for both teams and they would be hoping to come on top when they face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Sure I will get a big score: Sundar to his dad before Gabba innings
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While fans and former cricketers are pleasantly surprised at India's tail wagging with No. 7 and 8 scoring half-centuries, Washington Sundar's father is upset at his son for not getting a Test century.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Apple MacBook Pro 2021 to feature new design without Touch Bar: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple MacBook Pro 2021 models will have a flat-edged design and there will be no-touch bar this time.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bank credit to manufacturing muted amid pandemic
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bank credit to manufacturing sector has remained muted in the current financial year amid the pandemic, while few sectors, including construction and trade, have witnessed resilient flows.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Katrina wishes Ali Abbas Zafar on his b'day with their candid shots
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has worked with Ali Abbas Zafar on many films, but on the director's birthday on Sunday, she shared a glimpse of their friendship with her fans.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tim Paine gets trolled for DRS gaffes
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia made a few bizarre review calls on the fourth day of the fourth Test against India which has led to captain Tim Paine coping with some criticism on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Haryana Police arrest 89, recover Rs 112 cr in GST fraud
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a well-coordinated operation against Goods and Services Tax (GST) scamsters, Haryana Police on Sunday said it busted four major gangs related to issuing or registration of bogus firms involved in fake invoice bills scam which defrauded the government exchequer to the tune of over Rs 464.12 crore.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Senior citizens feel economic issues major concern for India'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Majority of the senior citizens of the country believe that current state of the economy is among the biggest issues that India needs to address immediately.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong calls Tripura shutdown to protest attack on state chief
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Tripura's opposition Congress has called a 12 hour shutdown on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on state party President Pijush Biswas by the "BJP goons".
2021-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Jersey' to release on November 5
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey is all set for a Diwali release. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on November 5.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tom Hardy breaks lockdown rules?
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy seems to have broken lockdown rules as he was recently seen leaving a gym.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google may require AV1 codec support on all new Android TV devices
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) AV1's adoption may accelerate in 2021 as Google is reportedly mandating that all the new Android TV products must support the AV1 video decoding.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yediyurappa equates Amit Shah with Sardar Patel
Bagalkot, Jan 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday equated Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, country's first Deputy Prime Minister after India achieved independence and formed its own government at the Centre.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
ATS raids three places in UP, five in Delhi in fraud case
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The UP Police's Anti-Terrorist Squad carried out search operations at three places in the state and five places in Delhi after financial fraud was detected in which transactions worth lakhs were done from banks in Delhi without using an ATM card, an official said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests Railway officer in Rs 1 cr bribery case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has nabbed a senior railway engineering service officer of 1985 batch along with two others in an alleged bribery case of Rs 1 crore, sources said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi govt to develop Gorakhpur as hub of garment industry
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced to develop Gorakhpur into a garment industry hub that would give impetus to garment industries in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Third peak of corona in Delhi almost down now: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that the third peak of coronavirus had almost come down as positivity rate had dipped to 0.42 per cent a day earlier.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish Kumar woos NRIs to invest in Bihar
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held talks through video conference with members of the Bihar-Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA).
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Diaspora,Politics
Hina Khan celebrates Sunday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan is celebrating her Sunday with stunning pictures on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK invites PM Modi for G7 summit
New Delhi/London, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to attend the G7 summit in the UK as a guest in June this year.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Salman Khan mourns death of Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has mourned the death of Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Randheer Rai to play a powerful man in Sunny Leone-starrer 'Anamika'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Randheer Rai, who has featured in movies like "Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty" and "Poster Boys", would play an antagonist in Sunny Leone-starrer "Anamika".
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pinjar' composer Uttam Singh gives music for new TV show
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood composer Uttam Singh, known for his work in movies like Pinjar and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, has composed music of the TV show Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Statue of Unity attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty: PM
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that Kevadiya in Gujarat is no longer just a small block in some remote area, it has come up as a one of the biggest tourist destinations of the world and Statue of Unity situated in the region is attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City in the US.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Xiaomi releases list of 27 devices scheduled to get MIUI 12.5
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's next version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12.5 will be released to 27 select devices via OTA update.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Sanskrit emerges as 5th most widely used language in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The use of regional languages during Rajya Sabha proceedings has increased more than five times and parliamentarians spoke in 10 of the 22 scheduled languages for the first time during 2018-20 with Sanskrit emerging as the fifth most widely used Indian language in the Upper House.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Laddoos' work more for Taapsee Pannu than protein bars
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she is not a 'protein bar kind of a person' and that "laddoos" work for her.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Playing in I-League is next level for us: Nepal's Kiran Limbu
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The RoundGlass Punjab FC squad boasts of a number of accomplished names, one of them being 30-year-old goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu, who is the skipper of the Nepal senior national team and has plenty of I-League experience under his belt, which includes lifting the trophy in the 2017-18 season.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Diana Penty feels she has 'aged'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Diana Penty has shared a throwback picture from her childhood days and feels that she has aged.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Huawei to open its biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia'
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is planning to build its largest store outside China in Saudi Arabia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
NIA notices to supporters of farmers' stir: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday slammed the Union government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers' protest.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) When Francesca Jones was young, she was told by doctors that she could not play tennis. Now, the 20-year-old Brit has qualified for the Australian Open in Melbourne slated to begin next month.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
FBI probing if foreign actors funded Capitol riots: Report
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe to find out if any foreign actors, including governments and groups, funded the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, according to a news report published on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Budgetary hopes, Q3 earnings to chart equities' course (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global cues along with domestic quarterly earning results and progress of the vaccine rollout programme will determine the trajectory of the Indian equities markets during the coming week.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IRFC IPO to open on Monday in Rs 25-26 per share price band
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The initial public offering (IPO) of the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) will open on January 18 in the price band of Rs 25-26 per share.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farm laws to increase farmers' income, asserts Amit Shah
Bagalkot (Karnataka), Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the three farm laws enacted by the Centre recently would enable farmers to increase their income manifold, as they will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country to anyone for the highest price.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US woman charged over Capitol riots
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP seeks Andhra DGP's removal for blaming it for temple attacks
Visakhapatnam, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has reacted strongly to Director General of Police Gautam Sawang's statement blaming the BJP leaders for a series of attacks on temples in the state and demanded his removal.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Driver killed as car falls from under-construction overbridge
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) A dense fog claimed another life in Gurugram as a car driver failed to see the road ahead and fell down from an under-construction railway overbridge (ROB), police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How professionals are taking Odisha art to new heights
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) As three cars of tourists make their way into the heritage crafts village of Raghurajpur in Odisha's Puri district which is famous worldwide for its 'Pattachitra' art, the villagers display anxious looks.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Expert claims 'Covid Tongue' on the rise, WHO yet to confirm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) An epidemiologist at King's College, London has claimed that there is an increase in the number of Covid patients suffering from uncomfortable mouth symptoms like oral ulcers - not yet listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Covid-19 symptoms.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Our plan was to hang in there to tire Australia bowlers: Thakur
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday kept calm and ignored the on-field chatter to frustrate a tiring Australian bowling line-up to add 123 for the seventh wicket and reduce the first-innings deficit in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IFFI: Women at 60 look much younger today, says Indian Panorama jury
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Sixty-year-old women do not look sixty today, they look much younger, John Matthew Matthan, chairman of the jury for the Indian Panorama (films) section for the ongoing IFFI said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Bihar DGP claims crime rate lesser than previous DGP's term
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Facing criticism over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar, state DGP S.K. Singhal claimed that the situation now is better than during previous DGP Gupteshwar Pandey's tenure.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself after packed club performance amid Covid
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Will agitate against complex, arbitrary GST system: CAIT
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced that it will launch a nationwide movement against the present Goods and Services Tax (GST) system which it claims has become "extremely complicated" because of several "arbitrary" amendments.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Disha Patani indulges in some jalebis
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Disha Patani has ditched her diet meals as she gorged on some jalebis on Sunday, going by her social media post.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
T10 perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket, says Shoaib Malik
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes T10 cricket format is a perfect advert to attract new fans to the game.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Death toll in Indonesian landslides reach 31
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll due to the landslides in Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cong alleges govt procuring Covid vax at inflated prices
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the procurement of Covid vaccines, alleging that the government has procured the vaccines at inflated prices despite the manufacturers claiming they would supply the vaccines without seeking profit.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK finance chief warns of unemployment rate spike
Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong government, said here on Sunday that the unemployment rate in the city will climb further as businesses and workers are still struggling amid the raging Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will budget be the tipping point? (Market Watch)
Markets continued their upward movement but not without their corrections and sharp intraday moves as well. On three of the five trading days we saw markets slipping into the red or negative territory and then recovering to close higher. This also led to sharp movements between the high and the low of the day.
2021-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Road Safety Month to be inaugurated on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) National Road Safety Month is all set to be inaugurated on Monday to create awareness about road safety and reduce road accidents in India.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pick of the week (Jan 17)
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2021-01-17
Category: International, China,National
China to become world's largest IoT market in 2024: Report
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will surpass the US to become the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Cong leader in Uttarakhand begins donation drive for Ram temple
New Delhi/Dehradun, Jan 17 (IANS) As the donation drive for the construction of a new Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh got underway, former Uttarakhand Minister and Congress leader Navprabhat on Sunday appealed to the people to contribute money for the shrine's construction.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kriti Sanon shares tips on when to take perfect picture
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has shared a tip on how and when to take the perfect picture.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay to Twinkle: You still make my heart flutter
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna have completed twenty years of marital bliss on Sunday and the actor says she still makes his heart flutter.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rest in peace my king: Hardik's emotional letter for late father
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday penned down an emotional letter for his late father who passed away recently.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under the age of five.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India rises to the occasion in world war to defeat Covid-19
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India has risen to the occasion in the war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic by not only launching the worlds biggest inoculation campaign in the country but also with the production of affordable and easy-to-handle vaccines for which demand is pouring in from Latin America, Africa, Asia and some east European countries.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bio-aesthetic points: A new approach to fight off ageing
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Aging of skin comprises of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factors are genetic. The extrinsic factors include sun exposure, pollution, unhealthy diet, inadequate sleep, stress, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle, pollution and imbalance of hormones. Skin loses its firmness and elasticity due to these factors.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
103-yr-old casts vote in Himachal panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Braving extreme cold, Shyam Saran Negi - believed to be India's oldest voter at 103 years of age, who also participated in the 1951-52 general election which was the country's first - cast his ballot on Sunday at Kalpa in the high Himalayas in the first phase of Panchayati Raj polls in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
4th Test: Thakur-Sundar rearguard keeps India in the game
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) A brilliant batting partnership between Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday made sure India remained in the game after the end of Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ryan Reynolds message to cancer-stricken 11-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has sent a video with encouraging words to a young Deadpool fan, who is suffering from cancer.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM pays tributes to MGR on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to late Tamil film icon and Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran or 'MGR' on his 104th birth anniversary.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona pandemic affected people psychologically as well: Expert (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A US-based doctor has asserted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected people psychologically a lot, especially those who tested positive and remained in isolation for a long period.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vikas Dubey's wife objects to book, film on his life
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Richa Dubey, wife of slain gangster Vikas Dubey, has sent a legal notice to the author of a book and the makers of a film on her husband's life.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Technology enables fluid lifestyle across cities, generations
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) With over 50 per cent (564.5 million) of the Indian population connected to the internet, the shift to 'activity' as opposed to 'location' has become more defined. According to a study every one-in-five respondent orders groceries from their beds or while browsing what is on the television, or even on their smartphones while travelling!
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
IIT-BHU signs pact for coal research
Varanasi (UP), Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, with the support of the Northern Coalfields Limited under an MoU with them, is going to establish a new research centre at the oldest mining engineering department in the country which came into existence in 1923.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
LA becomes first US county to top 1 mn Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) The Los Angeles County became the first in the US to surpass 1 million Covid-19 case since the onset of the pandemic early last year, local health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
You can buy 2020's best-shot images to raise funds for children
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) When Covid-19 forced a 'new normal' globally, the situation became only worse for children living on the streets, those getting trafficked and abused, those who are severely malnourished and for girls who get married even before they turned adults. In the wake of the pandemic affecting various aspects of children's lives, Leica Camera India and child rights organisation 'Save the Children' are jointly raising funds for children from the sales of Leica's 20 best-shot images of 2020.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid-19 altered cultural, entertainment scenario of Goa: Amit Satija, IAS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) The cultural and entertainment scenario of Goa is definitely changed due to Covid-19 pandemic, says Amit Satija, Secretary, Government of Goa and an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, adding that organisers of the the 51st International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI) - which kicked off on Saturday in Goa - had to adjust and adapt to the situation.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gurjarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nehha Pendse on replacing Saumya Tandon in 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Nehha Pendse has urged fans not to compare her with Saumya Tandon, whom she replaces as Anita Bhabhi in the popular sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, saying she should be given time to get into the skin of the character.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rasika Dugal happy to celebrate a low-key birthday
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal turned a year older on Sunday, and she is happy to celebrate her birthday this year with family and close friends.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi govt aims to reduce 5MT carbon emissions
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Efforts are being made to reduce the increasing pollution levels in the national capital by improving the transport system in the state. The Delhi government believes that by improving the transport system as well as reducing traffic jams, harmful particles such as PM10 and PM2.5 which cause air pollution could be reduced by up to 5 million tonnes.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Franklin Templeton's shut funds receive Rs 13,789 cr so far
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The six shut schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund have received cash flows of Rs 13,789 crore since winding up in April, 2020 till January 15, 2021.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Biden names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under Secy at State Dept
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit her State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration's alleged racial and sexist bias, as his Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Ayushmann Khurrana turns on his poet mode for latest post
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has switched on his poet mode and shared it on social media for his fans and followers.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi condoles death of 6 persons in Raj bus accident
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the death of six persons in a bus accident in Rajasthan's Jalore district.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LG Uplus to terminate 2G services by June
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) LG Uplus, a major South Korean telecom operator said it will phase out its 2G services by the end of June, a move that would mark the complete termination of the country's aging network.
2021-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
ED arrests 2 Chinese nationals in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested two Chinese nationals in connection with its money laundering probe that it registered last year in August, officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4th Test: Thakur, Sundar help India cut down deficit to 33
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Sunday were bowled out for 336 in the first innings, conceding a lead of 33 on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. Australia had scored 369 runs in their first innings.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
2 female Afghan judges dead in targeted killing
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Two female Afghan judges were killed in Kabul on Sunday when unidentified armed men opened fire at the vehicle they were travelling in, marking the latest incident of targeted killings in the war-torn country, a security source said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
OnePlus Band: Stay fit with this budget wearable in New Year
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As the demand for wearable devices grows in India, OnePlus is leaving no stone unturned to use this opportunity in fulfulling consumers needs in the affordable segment.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Parineeti has got a song stuck in her head
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has asked for help as she has a song stuck in her head and has forgotten the name of the track.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pooja Hegde wraps up 'Radhe Shyam' schedule
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has wrapped up a schedule for her upcoming film "Radhe Shyam" starring Prabhas.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6 killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) A total of six persons were killed and seven injured in Rajasthan's Jalore district when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a high tension wire of 11,000 volts, police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kamala's Way' charts an engaging journey from California to Washington
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Just how did the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this countrys most effective power players? Through the human touch, by turning defeat into victory and most of all, by doing things her way, a timely biography of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President-elect says.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books
Drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow, Gorakhpur soon
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to set up 30-bed drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. This is being done under the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Scheme.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
4 more Covid vaccines in different stages of trial: Serum Institute of India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Apart from Covishield, the Serum Institute of India (SII) is working on four more vaccines against the novel coronavirus, according to Suresh Jadhav, executive director at one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung hopes S21 series to boost smartphone sales in 2021
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Sunday said that the company is confident that the Galaxy S21 series and its ecosystem devices such as Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy SmartTag will continue to drive category growth this year.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Lack of correct information on corona led to panic initially: Expert
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A doctor of internal medicine at a private hospital has said that uncertainty about the symptoms of coronavirus infection and lack of accurate information on the disease led to panic among the people about the virus.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telegram or Signal? Welcome to the illusion called data security
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion and there is no guarantee that Telegram or Signal may not be hacked in the future, especially when nation-state actors with highly sophisticated tools and huge resources are on the prowl.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Team India's courage can be described as 'dabanng': Sehwag
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday lauded the courage shown by the Ajinkya Rahane-led side in the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Another spell of light snow, rain likely in J&K soon
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Weather office said on Sunday that light to moderate snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to occur from the evening of January 22 to January 25.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 56
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has increased to to 56, country's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Google to remove sync support from 3rd-party Chromium browsers
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Google has discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and other sync features reserved for Chrome.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Leave work, first vote: Himachal CM on Panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday appealed to the voters to leave all work and first vote for the first phase of elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Armed man arrested at security checkpoint near US Capitol
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) has arrested a man when he tried to cross a checkpoint near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., armed with a loaded gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to media reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Telangana's Covid tests per million population cross 2-lakh mark
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Telangana's tests per million population for Covid-19 have crossed the 2-lakh mark with 33,298 more tests during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Two sisters ask Delhi to listen, go viral
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as "Sun Dilliye Ni Sun Dilliye", a song written, composed and sung by the two young sisters on the ongoing farmers' agitation continues to grab thousands of hits on social media from people across the world, the duo maintains that while all the praise has been extremely encouraging, what matters most is that people across barriers have been able to relate to it.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden releases plan for first 10 days to 'unTrump' US
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a masterplan for his first 10 days in office to "un-Trump" the country and focus on the battle against Covid-19, the economy and immigration.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Libyan teams agree on selection mechanism for temporary executive authority
Geneva, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior UN official announced that the Libyan delegations reached an agreement on a recommended selection mechanism for a new temporary executive authority.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes all-pervasive, a new report has forecast that technology would replace humans by 2031 in the field of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Forest fires in Chile consume over 3,200 hectares
Santiago, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Emergency Office of the Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) reported that 3,230 hectares of land have been consumed by forest fires in the past two days in the Valparaiso region.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife
Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of S.Korean tanker
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the rumours on the possibility of releasing a South Korean oil tanker seized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf earlier this month, saying the statements by people not related to the issue lack any basis.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
HI to organise level '1' coaching course in New Delhi & Bhubaneswar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hockey India on Sunday announced that they will conduct the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 in New Delhi from January 29 to February 1 and Bhubaneswar from February 3 to 6.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Woman DSP a role model for youngsters from Muslim families
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents in middle-class Muslim families generally believe that their children would hardly get a government job, hence, they find it better to engage them in some work rather than letting them pursuing studies. But a young woman from a middle-class family has busted such myths by becoming the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Turkey detains 220 suspects over fuel-related tax evasion
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) Turkish police detained 220 suspects across 50 provinces as part of the country's biggest operation against fuel-related tax evasion.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
5 dead, 7 hospitalised in suspected carbon monoxide leak in Italy
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five people died and seven others hospitalised in critical condition in what rescuers said was a probable case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a rest home near Rome, the Italian National Fire Department said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 675,000 Turkish health workers get Covid-19 jab
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's inoculation program, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Guterres condemns attack against UN convoy in Mali
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which resulted in the death of an Egyptian peacekeeper.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Neesham undergoes surgery for compound dislocation on finger
Wellington, Jan 17 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has undergone surgery for a compound dislocation on his left ring finger, Cricket Wellington has informed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 IS militants killed, 6 arrested in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 17 (IANS) Iraqi security forces killed two Islamic State (IS) terrorists and arrested six others from across the country, the military said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Key NASA rocket test ends with early engine shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A key rocket test for NASA's much-delayed Space Launch System (SLS) ended in an early shutdown as four rocket engines fired for a little over a minute, while these were supposed to be up for nearly eight minutes.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Iran warns US to stop 'illegal actions' against diplomats on American soil
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran has warned the US to stop "illegal actions" taken against its diplomats on American soil, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Govt decides to name upcoming SAI facilities after sportspersons
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The sports ministry has decided to name all upcoming and upgraded sporting facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), after renowned athletes, who have contributed to sports in India.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung Galaxy M62 to come with 7,000mAh battery: Report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone Galaxy M62 with a massive 7,000mAh battery.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As people move on to secure messaging apps like Telegram and Signal, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has surpassed 100 million daily search queries for the first time in its 12-year-old history.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5-year-old girl raped in UP, accused held
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a village in Banda district, and the police said the accused has been arrested.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK records this year's lowest daily Covid-19 cases
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK's daily increase of coronavirus infections dropped to its lowest level since December 27, 2020, but the country recorded the third highest single-day fatalities due to the disease since the pandemic began, according to official figures.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India continues with low streak of daily Covid cases
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With 15,145 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,57,986, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Twitter employees lock their accounts fearing backlash
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Fearing backlash from supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, some Twitter employees have locked their accounts and the company has even given personal security to some executives.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tunisia announces cabinet reshuffle
Tunis, Jan 17 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has announced a cabinet reshuffle, the first since his government assumed office on September 2, 2020.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
4th Test: Sundar, Thakur fight as India reach 253/6 at Tea
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur on Sunday stitched together the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India at The Gabba as they helped the visitors remain in the game on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy M62 to come with massive 7,000mAh battery
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone Galaxy M62 with a massive 7,000mAh battery.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RAF to maintain public order in Southern India by 2023 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After its successful operations conducted in the last 29 years in various parts of the country as well as the US peacekeeping missions in different foreign countries, Rapid Action Force (RAF) will now handle riots and similar public disorder in southern India as well as region up to Goa properly by 2023.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Facebook bans ads for weapon accessories before Biden event
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced to ban ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the US at least through January 22, as the country prepares for the Inauguration Day on January 20.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Africa's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 3.2 mn
Addis Ababa, Jan 17 (IANS) The African continent's overall coronavirus caseload has surged to 3,207,639, according to health authorities.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel prices remain static 3 days in a row
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Sunday after oil marketing companies decided to wait and watch the global oil price movement before taking the next course of action.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon, Jan 17 (IANS) Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 109 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 109 new Covid-19 cases, of which 96 were locally transmitted and the rest 13 arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC stays arrest of man for remarks against Yogi
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) Jan 17 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of a man who, while taking part in a protest against the alleged Hathras gang-rape case, had reportedly said that the 'Chief Minister of UP is a man of thick skin'.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Clashes erupt between warring factions in Yemen's Hodeidah
Sanaa, Jan 17 (IANS) Intense clashes erupted between the joint pro-government Yemeni forces and the Houthi rebels in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Azam's Jauhar University land to be acquired
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) The Rampur district administration has issued orders for the acquisition of 173 acres of land belonging to the Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Trust, which is run and owned by Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan's family.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nepalese mountaineers scale K2 for 1st time in winter
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (IANS) Nepalese mountaineers created history by scaling K2, the second highest peak of the world, for the first time during the winter season, the company which organised the expedition
2021-01-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Burkina Faso athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of 2021 by leaping to a new indoor triple jump world record of 18.07 metres.
2021-01-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Farmers' stir: Fuel pump stations suffer losses at Singhu border
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The ongoing farmers' protest along the Delhi borders against the farm laws has started affecting the business operations of the fuel pump stations located in the areas.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran's IRGC fires ballistic missiles in Indian Ocean
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) held a new missile drill, during which it successfully fired ballistic missiles in the Indian Ocean over a distance of 1,800 km, a top official confirmed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
EU supports Palestinian general elections: Official
Ramallah, Jan 17 (IANS) A European Union (EU) official announced the bloc's support for the Palestinian legislative polls scheduled for May 22 and the presidential elections slated to take place on July 31.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Bundesliga runner-up Leipzig shares spoils with Wolfsburg
Berlin, Jan 17 (IANS) Leipzig squandered a chance to take the lead in the Bundesliga after Wolfsburg rallied back to share the points following a 2-2 draw in the 16th round.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
NHSRCL to speed up process to prepare DPR for other Bullet Train projects
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A week after the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) carried out an aerial LiDAR survey of the 800 km Delhi-Varanasi High Speed rail corridor, the work on the survey for Delhi-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Nagpur are also slated to be launched soon as the tenders have been awarded, officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 IAS officers transferred in UP
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred 15 IAS officers, including Divisional Commissioners and District Magistrates.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Leopard electrocuted in UP
Aligarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A leopard was allegedly electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district when the animal came in contact with the wiring placed on a fence in a potato field by a farmer.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sanskrit set to become lingua franca of this Thiruvananthapuram locality
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) If you order 'Mashavadakam' in Mani's tea shop at Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram, you will get a discount of Re 1 from the the actual price of Rs 5 for the popular snack 'Uzhunnuvada'.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) State-run oil and gas explorer ONGC's plan to complete the merger of its refining subsidiary MRPL with recently acquired HPCL to align its upstream and downstream operations into two verticals has got delayed.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Senior-most ex-MLC passes away in IP
Meerut, Jan 17 (IANS) Om Prakash Sharma, the senior-most former member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, has passed away in Meerut. He was 87.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Men held for sharing obscene videos with girls
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old man has been arrested by the cybercrime branch of the Pilibhit police for sharing 'obscene videos and pictures messages' with girls on their mobile phones.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From studio set to location to computer desk (Column: B-Town)
The silver screen was the term that described the cinema experience in the dark of a cinema hall. The two people who conceived and executed this magic were the writer and the director. A writer dreamt up a story and its background, as in where it all happened, and the director executed those dreams of the writer. But, the one who really made it possible for the two was the art director.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 18-24
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,National
Awareness is life (Column: Spy's Eye)
It is interesting that of all the professions it is a career in Intelligence that works for sublimating three important mandates that governed life. First of all, being well informed about the people of interest for you -- in both the work area and the personal sphere -- brings in success in any field. For national security, all information about the thinking, plans and movement of the leaders of a hostile country had to be accessed, collated and evaluated and in business also similar initiatives had to be taken for studying the rivals. In personal life too, one had to be aware of whatever was happening to one's family, friends and supporters to appropriately respond to them. Life itself, it can be said, is all about interacting with other human beings and hence an awareness of human psyche, behaviour and emotions helps to wade through it successfully at the workplace or at home.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,National
Tight games & upsets in third round of Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Lucas Ocampos' 85th-minute goal stopped Sevilla from falling victim to an upset in the latest encounter in the third round of the Spanish Copa del Rey knockout competition.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
New tighter rules come into force in Scotland
Edinburgh, Jan 17 (IANS) New tighter Covid-19 restrictions came into force in Scotland with changes for takeaway outlets, and click and collect shopping.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rising trade deficit to dampen rupee's prospects (Currency Watch)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rising trade deficit along with chances of a populist budget might dampen rupee's prospects during the coming week.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
The Turbulent Presidency: 13 books on the Trump era
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Donald Trump began and served his term as US President amid controversy, polarisation and general ignorance. He is set to leave office under the shadow of an unprecedented second impeachment, with the country reeling under a devastating pandemic, its society bitterly divided and its international credibility at its lowest ebb. What do we make of it?
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,International
UK aviation sector calls for urgent support amid travel curbs
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK's aviation sector needs urgent government support if it is to survive another lengthy period of travel restrictions to curb surging coronavirus infections in the country, according to industry leaders.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
PV Sindhu: I have learnt a lot more from my losses
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) World badminton champion PV Sindhu was disappointed when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, but she utilised the free time to work on rectifying her mistakes. The ace Indian shuttler recently returned to the court at the Thailand Open but crashed out in the first round. Sindhu says losses remind her of the need to come back stronger the next time.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton,Cinema/Showbiz
Saudi Arabia will reopen embassy in Qatar soon: FM
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud announced that the Kingdoa will reopen its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, state TV reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Germany's ruling CDU elects new chairman
Berlin, Jan 17 (IANS) Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) part has elected Armin Laschet as its Chairman after an online vote.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Buddhist Kung Fu nuns kicking hard at centuries-old taboos
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) They are the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns of Drukpa lineage, known globally for trekking across the Himalayas to clean trash, paddling through mountain rivers to break centuries-old taboos to educate others on women's health, and adopting martial arts as a way to champion gender equality.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 94.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 94.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India 161/4 at lunch on third day
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India went to lunch at 161/4 on the third day of the fourth and final Test against Australia on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zooey Deschanel: My daughter is extremely independent
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zooey Deschanel says her five-year-old daughter Elsie is extremely independent and not open to everyone, while son Charlie, two years younger, is more sociable.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ireland seeks Covid test results for int'l arrivals
Dublin, Jan 17 (IANS) Passengers arriving in Ireland from all countries will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test result starting from Saturday as part of the country's latest efforts to control the spread of the disease.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ireland,Health/Medicine
Italy bans flights from Brazil over new Covid variant detection
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in four passengers arriving from that country.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Cruz Beckham puts up hoodie for $150,000 auction
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Footballer icon David Beckham and designer wife Victoria Beckham's son Cruz has put up his hoodie for auction for $150,000 (around Rs 1,09,69,575).
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
The Power: The Godfather gets a dated rehash (IANS Review; Rating: * * )
The Power (on Zee Plex); Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Jisshu Sengupta, Prateik Babbar, Shruti Haasan, Yuvika Chaudhry, Zakir Hussain, Sachin Khedekar; Direction: Mahesh Manjrekar; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
France's Covid death toll tops 70,000
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) France reported 196 Covid-19 deaths in a 24-hour span on Saturday, taking the national tally to 70,142, according to the latest data released by the Public Health Agency.
2021-01-17
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid cases top 700,000
Ottawa, Jan 17 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 700,000 on Saturday, with the total hitting 700,988, including 17,847 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Russia's Covid cases up 24,092 to 3,544,623
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia registered 24,092 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 3,544,623, the country's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Saturday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
62% frontline workers got 1st jab of Covid vaccine in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Saturday said nearly 62 per cent of designated frontline health workers were inoculated but not a case of serious side effect was reported across the state as part of the first day.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Yediyurappa doing 'very good job' as K'taka CM: Amit Shah
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said B.S. Yediyurappa is doing a "very good job" as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state will not only complete its five-year term but also return to power with absolute majority.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
90% acceptance of vaccine among T'gana healthcare workers
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine evoked over 90 per cent acceptance among the public healthcare workers in Telangana on the first day of the vaccination drive on Saturday, health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana administers only Covishield on first day
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Finding the launch of Covaxin in clinical trial mode difficult, Telangana on Saturday administered only Covishield to beneficiaries on the first day of Covid-19 vaccination programme.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
AIIMS' security guard in ICU after Covid vaccine jab
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as the government on Saturday said there was no hospitalisation post-Covid vaccination, a 22-year-old security guard at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after he developed an allergic reaction, sources told IANS.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gurugram: 3 held for sarpanch's husband murder
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) The crime branch units of Gurugram police have arrested three criminals wanted in a sarpanch's husband murder case, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi reports 51 cases of minor adverse events post vaccination
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the first day of the nationwide coronavirus vaccine rollout, 51 healthcare workers developed minor adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in the national capital, while one person developed severe side-effects.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid: Andhra manages to vaccinate 61% of 1st day's target
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has managed to vaccinate 19,108 frontline workers (61 per cent) by 8.30 p.m. on Saturday for the novel coronavirus against a target of 31,570, officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Maha stalls vaccination drive for 2 days due to CoWin app glitches
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra government late on Saturday suspended the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state till Tuesday owing to technical glitches in the CoWin software, officials said here.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Inoculation not only option, follow health norms: Bengal docs
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) As the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination begun on Saturday, doctors in West Bengal asked the people to continue maintaining the health protocols and hygiene to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Blackbuck poaching: Salman exempted again, next hearing on Feb 6
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Exempting Bollywood star Salman Khan from making an appearance on Saturday in connection with a case related to the poaching of two black bucks in Jodhpur in 1998, the district and sessions court on Saturday asked him to appear before it on February 6.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Siraj's talent, ability helps him bowl in-cutters: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohammed Siraj's talent is what helps him bowl in-cutters and not any cracks on the pitch in Brisbane, said batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday. Siraj was thrust into the role of India's lead fast bowler in just the third Test of his career due to Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of the ongoing fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana administers only Covishield on Day 1
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) No Covid-19 vaccine beneficiary in Telangana was administered Covaxin on Saturday, the first day of the vaccination programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: 8,062 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 1
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 8,062 healthcare workers were inoculated on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive across 133 centres in Kerala, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Parag shines in Assam win (Round-up)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam's talented Riyan Parag put up a fine all-round show to guide his team to a 13-run win over Bengal in an Elite B match of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Eden Gardens here on Saturday. Parag first played a captain's knock of 54-ball 77 not out and then bagged two wickets with his leg-spinners to help his team to victory.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PM monitors real-time data of vaccination across country
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday monitored the real-time data of Covid-19 immunisation across all the states after virtually launching the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Healthcare workers again at forefront in fight against Covid
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) After leading the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic for nearly a year, healthcare workers were once again on the front this time to take vaccine and allay apprehension about its safety and efficacy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K police produce chargesheet against 11 terror accused
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday produced a chargesheet against 11 accused persons working under the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
'Khaab' fame singer Akhil launches an ode to love
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Khaab fame singer Akhil says his latest track, Dooja pyaar, is an ode to love.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
93-year-old doctor among first to get vaccine jab in R'than
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) A 93-year-old medical practitioner along with the principal of SMS hospital here were among the first beneficiaries to be inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Local favourites Dev and Soha win AITA C'ship titles
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Local favourites Prajwal Dev and Soha Sadiq won the men's and women's singles tennis titles, respectively, at the AITA Championship on Saturday. Both players beat their opponents who were seeded higher than them.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Hyderabad hold Mumbai City to goalless draw
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 16 (IANS) Hyderabad FC held Mumbai City to a 0-0 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Saturday. Hyderabad put up a solid performance in defence to restrict Mumbai from establishing their superiority and ended up threatening their table topping opposition a number of times as well.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bailey bridge built on Jammu-Srinagar highway, road opened
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse of a bridge, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been thrown open for one-way traffic with the installation of a bailey bridge, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Bill Gates is America's biggest farmland owner
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns the largest chunk of private farmland in the US across 18 states, a new report has revealed.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Covaxin efficacy meets WHO standards, safe to use: Joint Drugs Controller
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the apprehensions associated with the safety of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), said on Saturday that Covaxin has satisfactory efficacy level and there is nothing to worry.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Online abuse can't be normalised,' declares Zoya Akhtar
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In a session jointly organised by the Population Foundation of India and Jaipur Literature Festival, director and producer Zoya Akhtar, in conversation with author Mihir Sharma,discussed the dangers of online abuse and bullying.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
After ban, Shakib picked in Bangla squad for home ODIs vs WI
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on Saturday included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming home ODI series against the West Indies, thus marking his return to international cricket after a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt approach. The three match ODI series will start on January 20 in Mirpur, Dhaka.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Army, Assam Rifles lending support to war against Covid in NE
Itanagar/Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) The personnel of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles, besides providing security cover to the country and its people, are also actively lending their support to the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Tejashwi writes to Nitish on worsening law and order in Bihar
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday wrote a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seeking a reply about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thailand Open badminton: Axelsen, Marin through to finals
Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Danish fourth seed Viktor Axelsen will face Hong Kong's seventh seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the men's singles final of the Thailand Open badminton on Sunday. In the women's final, world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei will face Spanish Olympic champion and fifth seed Carolina Marin.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Annup Sonii on reuniting with NSD pals on 'Tandav' set
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Annup Sonii got a chance to reunite with many of his contemporaries at National School of Drama, while working on the new webs series Tandav.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
8.1L Covaxin doses to be procured from Bharat Biotech for other countries (IANS exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Saturday asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to consider contacting Bharat Biotech for the procurement of 8.1 lakh doses of Covaxin to be given to different countries as a goodwill gesture.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Argentina tour about getting back into groove: Hockey captain Rani
Buenos Aires, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian women team's primary objective during their tour of Argentina is to get back into the swing of playing top level international hockey, said captain Rani Rampal. The team, on its first tour in almost a year, will play its first match on Sunday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Proudest moment for our country: T'gana Guv on vaccine drive
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday encouraged the healthcare workers receiving the Covid-19 vaccine shots as she participated in the rollout programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Arbaaz Khan on playing a 60-year-old man in 'Return Ticket'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Arbaaz Khan plays a 60-year-old man in the upcoming film Return Ticket, and he says the experience of essaying such a role should be interesting as well as challenging.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jaishankar says that Indian foreign policy is about a multi-polar world
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The External Affairs Committee of Parliamentary Affairs met on Saturday to brief members of Parliament on questions raised by them in one of the previous meetings. The meeting was also attended by External Affairs minister S. Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi will increase vaccination sites: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the Delhi government is prepared to increase vaccination sites as and when it receives more vaccines.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.91L beneficiaries innoculated on Day 1 (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive across the country and no case of post-inoculation hospitalisation has been reported so far.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Freida Pinto to play Noor Inayat Khan in 'Spy Princess'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto will essay British spy Noor Inayat Khan in the upcoming limited series, Spy Princess.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record
Aubiere (France), Jan 16 (IANS) World bronze medallist Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of the year by sailing to a world indoor triple jump record of 18.07 metres here on Saturday (16). The record is subject to the usual ratification procedure.
2021-01-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Health workers of private facilities laud vaccination drive
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India on Saturday launched a massive vaccination drive in the fight against Covid-19, beginning with healthcare workers, the staff at major private hospitals hailed the first inoculation, saying it marks the turning of the tide in the battle against the virus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mithila Palkar: Dysfunctionality is normal
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Mithila Palkar says it took her some time to understand that every family is dysfunctional.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo to start Delhi-Leh flight services from Feb 22
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Budget airline IndiGo has added Leh to its network and will start its daily Delhi-Leh flights with effect from February 22.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ananya Panday: 'Khaali Peeli' gave me a character that resonates with me
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday says her 2020 release Khaali Peeli gave her an experience that she will cherish for life. The Maqbool khan action comedy stars Ananya alongside Ishaan Khatter as protagonists Blackie and Pooja.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress, Left to formalise seat sharing in Bengal by Jan 31
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress and the Left will finalise their seat sharing formula for the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal before January 31, sources confirmed to IANS on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanshi Khurana getting over Rs 1 crore to judge Punjabi reality show?
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Himanshi Khurana is all set to reinvent herself on reality television. After becoming an overnight reality TV star on Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant, Himanshi will now be seen as a reality TV judge.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lakshay Sheoran sweeps men's trap trials
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Lakshay Sheoran of Haryana made it a clean sweep in the men's trap trials, winning the T2 competition on the back of a T1 trial win, while talented youngsters Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan made it a double for the state in the 10 metres air pistol trials here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
How the plan to vivisect India was foiled (Book Review)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There was no dearth of secessionist claims. It seems like throughout the second half of the century, after the Indian Union came into being, almost every corner of the country wanted a separate nation, every province harboured a desire to be declared a sovereign state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
1st Test: SL fight back after Root double ton
Galle, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan openers Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne led a fightback from the hosts with a 101-run partnership after England captain Joe Root's double hundred powered them to a score of 421 on Day 3 of the first Test. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 156/2 and trailed England by 130 runs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Covid vaccination drive begins at 77 places in Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 77 places across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra lauds India's Covid vaccine drive
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra on Saturday lauded India's Covid vaccination drive, and also expressed gratitude to the nation's frontline warriors.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vijay Sethupathi set for Bollywood debut in silent film
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Superstar Vijay Sethupathi will soon be seen in a silent Bollywood film titled Gandhi Talks.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBI suspends its own Inspector, steno named in corruption case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Giving a clear message of zero tolerance, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday suspended its Inspector and steno named in a corruption case, sources said.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid vaccination drive: 1.65L beneficiaries innoculated on Day 1
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that as many as 1.65 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive at 3,351 session sites across the country and no case of post-vaccination hospitalisation was reported.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Neeraj Shridhar: Low level music happens as we think we can commercialise a song
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Neeraj Shridhar, who has given multiple indie pop and Bollywood hits, besides remixes, says that when he remixed songs it was to revive the beauty of the old songs.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China building new road in Gilgit Baltistan - India hits back in Indo-Pacific
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) China has decided to build a road that will link the 800-kilometre Karakoram highway with Astore in Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan, signalling Beijing and Islamabads intent to mount further pressure on Ladakh.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Made in India' vaccines proof of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat': Shah
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the 'Made in India' vaccines are proof of the determination of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covishield maker Adar Poonawalla gets dose of his own vaccine
Pune, Jan 16 (IANS) In a huge confidence booster, Serum Institute of India's (SII) Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla also took a life-saving jab of the Covishield vaccine manufactured by his company, here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
NE states join nationwide Covid vaccination drive
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) The eight northeastern states joined the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday with thousands of frontline health workers across hundreds of centres getting inoculated for the infection.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Farmer agitation: Congress 'gheraos' Nagpur Raj Bhavan
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress led several thousands of farmers with hundreds of tractors who laid siege to the Raj Bhavan here protesting against the three farm laws as part of an all-India agitation, here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Priyanshu Painyuli hopes his retd. colonel dad likes his armyman avatar on screen
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Priyanshu Painyuli plays an armyman in two upcoming films, Pippa and Rashmi Rocket. The actor says his father, retired colonel Vinod Kumar Painyuli, is his hero in real life, and hopes he likes his armyman avatar on screen.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 held in Jharkhand for jewellery theft in Delhi
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Two people were arrested onboard a train in Jharkhand's Giridih district for robbing a jewellery shop in Delhi, police said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohun Bagan face in-form FC Goa (Match Preview 62)
Margao, Jan 16 (IANS) FC Goa can replace ATK Mohun Bagan in the second place on the Indian Super League (ISL) table when the two teams face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
5,960 new Covid cases in Kerala on Saturday
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Kerala reported 5,960 new Covid cases with a test positivity rate of 9.18 per cent while 5,011 people recovered from the disease on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Active Covid cases drop below 2k in Andhra
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh have dropped below 2,000 to 1,987 on Saturday, powered by 326 more recoveries.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Vikas Khanna claims he experienced nepotism 'first hand'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Chef-filmmaker Vikas Khanna on Saturday claimed he has experienced nepotism in the film industry, days after the release of his debut directorial, The Last Color.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI books SSB staffer in LTC scam involving 754 officers
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a Sub Inspector of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and other unknown persons over allegations that 754 officers of SSB were involved in fraudulent claims of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) from 2014 to 2017.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Priyanka Gandhi sends homemade food for protesting Cong MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sent food cooked in her kitchen for Congress MPs protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by his sister Priyanka at the protest site.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL auction: Feb 4 registration deadline; no player agent allowed
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has said that it would deal and communicate directly with the state associations and not with any player agents in case of individual players wishing to register themselves for the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction for the 2021 season.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NorthEast, Jamshedpur hope to get back into top 4 (Match Preview 61)
Vasco (Goa), Jan 16 (IANS) NorthEast United face Jamshedpur FC in their first match since the departure of coach Gerard Nus in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. A recent slump in form has resulted in both clubs falling out of the top four.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Victoria hospital attendant gets first vaccine jab in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched the nationwide vaccination drive on Saturday, Karnataka rolled out its first phase of the drive at 243 sites across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
TN heads of hospitals lead by example in taking the vax shot
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) In order to allay any apprehensions about the two vaccines for coronavirus heads of government and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu took the needle jab and led by example for fellow professionals and the general public.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
22-year-old doctor receives first vaccine jab in GTB hospital
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old resident doctor became the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Guru Teg Bhadur (GTB) hospital here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Health workers at Delhi hospital suffer mild reaction post vaccination
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A healthcare staff at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in the national capital, Anivesh Kumar, suffered a mild reaction right after taking the jab of Covid vaccine on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zaan Khan: Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye role required method acting
Amritsar, Jan 16 (IANS) TV actor Zaan Khan is trying out method acting for his role of Randheer in the new television show, Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye. The period drama is set in Lahore of the 1940s, and Zaan has even changed his look for the role, and even grown a moustache that gives a suitable retro look.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China slams US media silence over Pfizer vax deaths in Norway
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) China has slammed the US media for its silence over the deaths of 23 Norwegian elderly patients who were vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Vax safety has been guiding principle, shun rumours: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday joined doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at AIIMS here at the launch of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive. Vardhan emphasised that safety above all else has been the guiding principle in the entire process.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amazon sued for fixing e-book prices in US
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed against Amazon in the US alleging that the ecommerce giant fixed prices of e-books, forcing customers on other book sites to pay too much for them.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nushrratt Bharuccha's sultry Saturday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Nushrratt Bharuccha spent Saturday sending out sultry vibes to fans on social media. The actress posted pictures on Instagram Stories where she aces the style game.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HDFC Bank's Q3 standalone net profit rises 18%
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported an 18.1 per cent increase in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 31 of FY21 on a year-on-year basis.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vizag navy hospital vaccinates 40 frontline workers for Covid
Visakhapatnam, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 40 frontline workers have been vaccinated for coronavirus at a naval hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rapid blood test to detect severe disease risk of Covid patients
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test could predict -- within a day of a hospital admission -- which patients with Covid-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Feeling good, says AIIMS sanitation worker after taking first vaccine jab
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Manish Kumar (34) was oozing with confidence and satisfaction, which he had not experienced before, after taking the first jab of Covaxin at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here, becoming the first person in the country to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Javadekar pitches for private participation in 52nd IFFI edition
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday pitched for private participation in the next edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Punjab CM kicks off process to inoculate 1.74 lakh people
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab joined the rest of the country in the historic roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday with five healthcare workers getting the jab in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who virtually launched the process to inoculate 1.74 lakh people in the state in the first phase.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Inexperienced India attack shows discipline, earns rave reviews
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) The young India pace attack that restricted Australia to below 400 has earned rave reviews for its discipline from not just the seniors in the Indian camp but also from the Australians.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Thackeray flags 'V-day' in Maha, thousands queue for life-saver jab
Mumbai, Jan. Jan 16 (IANS) Exactly 10 months after recording the first Covid-19 death, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off the much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccination drive, terming it as "a revolutionary step", here on Saturday, even as thousands of eligible people queued up for their life-saver jab across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
RML hospital docs apprehensive about Covaxin, want Covishield
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Resident doctors at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Saturday expressed reservations over taking Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' due to its incomplete clinical trial data and requested the hospital administration to vaccinate them with the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine 'Covishield'.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCLT admits plea against Omaxe, 'no bearing on other connected cases' (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chandigarh bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted a petition filed against Omaxe Ltd over alleged acts of oppression and mismanagement by the company and its management.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 BDOs, one JE suspended on corruption charges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday suspended two block development officers (BDOs) and one junior engineer (JE) on charges of corruption in the Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad dies in accident, contestants express grief
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad has died in a road accident. Several past contestant of the show took to social media on Saturday to express grief.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Taapsee Pannu gears up for last schedule of 'Rashmi Rocket' in Bhuj
Bhuj, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to start shooting in Bhuj, Gujarat, for the final schedule of her forthcoming film Rashmi Rocket.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It'll be nice for Real Kashmir to be in ISL: Head coach Robertson
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) It would be nice to get into the Indian Super League (ISL) but for now Real Kashmir are making sure that they can finish as high as possible in the I-League, said the club head coach David Robertson.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
RBI remains 'steadfast' to take necessary steps to support economy: Guv
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said that the central bank remains committed to take any further necessary measures to support the economy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaccination drive begins in Bengal, doc gets 1st shot
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in West Bengal on Saturday with a doctor of a private hospital receiving the first shot, while Minister of State for Labour Nirmal Maji was administered the Covishield vaccine at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Former minister Shahnawaz Hussain is BJP's MLC candidate in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday announced the names of six candidates for the member of legislative council (MLC) elections for Uttar Pradesh and one in Bihar.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia vs India: Catches are the only way to win matches (Column: Close-in)
The Australia-India Test series has reached a crescendo. The euphoria that now surrounds the fourth and final Test match in Brisbane has brought life into the conventional form of the game -- Test cricket. On equal terms going into the fourth match in Brisbane, both sides have a lot at stake.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Kate Winslet: Felt bullied after 'Titanic' success
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) English actress Kate Winslet says she felt bullied after the global success of her 1997 release Titanic, because the film brought her personal life into scrutiny.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Vaccines safe, show faith in your own products: VK Paul
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their safety standards.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhak dies in accident, contestants express grief
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad has died in a road accident. Several past contestant of the show took to social media on Saturday to express grief.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Momota resumes training after testing Covid positive
Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Kento Momota, the world's top-ranked men's singles badminton player, has resumed training 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
New players disappointed to not experience Srinagar crowd: Robertson
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Real Kashmir's new signings are disappointed that they missed out on the opportunity to play in front of their famously passionate home crowd in the I-League this year, said the club's head coach, David Robertson. As part of the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the league is being played this season in four bio-secure venues in Kolkata and Kalyani with no crowds.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
5 arrested for pasting threat posters in JK
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested five people for pasting threat posters in Seer and Batagund villages of Tral area in Pulwama district of South Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sonu Sood plans pan-India platform for young emerging cricketers
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood is putting his weight behind an initiative to set up a pan-India platform to promote young emerging cricketers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Workplace mistreatment may up suicidal thoughts in employees
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) If you ignore a colleague's greeting or make a sarcastic comment in the workplace then it may actually do more harm to them than intended, a new study suggests.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Fogged out: Low visibility at IGIA leads to over 40 flight delays
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog-induced low visibility conditions led to delay of over 40 flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India offers disaster relief training, capacity building to Nepal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India is ready to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training and capacity building to Nepal as both countries make attempts to improve strained bilateral relations.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Two more special trains from Narasapuram, Anakapalli to Secunderabad
Vijayawada, Jan 16 (IANS) The Vijayawada division of the South Central Railway (SCR) will operate two more special one way trains on Sunday from Narasapuram and Anakapalli to Secunderabad to clear the Sankranti rush.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Apple extends TV Plus free trials to July in pandemic
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has yet again extended the free trial membership for the Apple TV+ service to customers till July 2021.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
The Kashmir Files shoot wraps up
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Shooting for the forthcoming film, The Kashmir Files, has been wrapped up and the film is on course for release later this year.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parkinson's disease may up schizophrenia risk: Study
Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
Couturier Rahul Mishra debuts as jewellery designer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Fashion designer Rahul Mishra has made his debut into jewellery designing. The 2014 International Woolmark Prize winner has joined hands with Confluence to create a limited-edition collection called 'An Ode to Spring'.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
No need to be afraid: Delhi Minister quells vax safety doubts (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India begins world's largest immunization drive amid concerns over rushed approval to the vaccines by the drug regulator, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday assured people that there is no need to be afraid and urged them to have faith in the experts who gave their nod.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
They are quality batsmen, will take some effort: Oz coach McDonald
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) The Australians are not going to rush into the match even though rain is expected to play a role as they look to win the fourth and final Test and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, said assistant coach Andrew McDonald on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Online abuse cannot be normalised, says Zoya Akhtar on cyberbullying
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Director and producer Zoya Akhtar's success with titles like 'Made in Heaven', 'Luck by Chance', 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'Gully Boy' has not protected her from intense cyberbullying and trolling. Zoya recently shared her experiences that have made her leave the social media platform Facebook entirely. She said that because of the extreme levels of trolling and abuse she has faced, she is reluctant to sign into the negative energy on Twitter, and has had to switch off the comments on her Instagram account.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Study of Pose
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) In keeping with the need to treasure hunt for a kaleidoscope of personalities, who will be the next big thing, as the new year brings rays of hope, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is coming up with the #GetNoticed model hunt. This is being done, in association with Wilderbee Talent Camp (WTC), by supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Over 50,000 cervical cancer cases can be prevented in India by 2050'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) As every year 1,32,000 Indian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 74,000 die of the disease, it is considered as one of the deadliest forms of cancer that leads to mortality in women. If we see the Indian statistics, a large population of 436 million women falls into the age bracket of 15 years and above and they all are at the risk of contracting the disease.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ethan Hawke to play supervillain in comicbook adaptation
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been roped in as villain opposite Oscar Isaac in upcoming superhero series, Moon Knight.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Arghya Lahiri, Nadir Khan to feature in a digital Sherlock Holmes parody
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Aadyam's digital play 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' parody, an Akash Khurana directorial, is all set to be screened this weekend. With three masterly actors, the play a comic take on one of Sherlock's finest murder mysteries.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mild infection good sign, shows immune system responding to vax: AIIMS chief (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday joined scores of healthcare workers across the country who were administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive. Dr Guleria said mild infection or adverse reaction after vaccination is a good sign because it shows the immune system of the body is reacting to the vaccine and creating antibodies.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
20 ITBP personnel among first Covid vax recipients
Leh, Jan 16 (IANS) Leading from the front in the fight against Covid-19, a group of 20 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel on Saturday registered themselves in the list of the three lakh people across the country who received the first dose of the vaccine. The world's largest vaccination drive began in India after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Five groundbreaking self-portraits by women
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Jennifer Higgie ? author of a new book about women's self-portraits to be published in March ? on female artists whose depictions of themselves helped secure their place in history
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Farmer leader Sirsa won't appear before NIA on Sunday
Amritsar, Jan 16 (IANS) Farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa on Saturday said he will not be able to appear before the counter-terror task force, National Investigating Agency (NIA), on Sunday owing to his pre-occupations relating to the wedding of his granddaughter and he would remain busy in family affairs till February 7.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CAIT moves SC against WhatsApp, Facebook
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court with the prayer to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy which is encroaching upon various fundamental rights of the citizens granted by the Constitution of India.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
7 ways to use aloe gel
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Aloe Gel has always been the talk of the town for its multi-tasking properties. Growing up, every skin or hair issue had one beauty secret that has been passed down from mother to daughter- Aloe Vera! Well, they were not wrong, Aloe gel is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants that works as healing agents. Additionally, its gel is high in water content making it an immaculate hydrator. Arushi Thapar, Senior Manager Marketing, Plum shares seven ways in which you can use Aloe Gel.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UK Covid-19 variant could be dominant US strain by March: CDC
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The more transmissible Covid-19 variant which was first detected in the UK late last year and has now spread to several countries across the globe, could become the dominant virus strain in the US by March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in a report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
That shot gets me runs, I will keep playing it: Rohit on his dismissal
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma, who was criticised by Sunil Gavaskar for throwing his wicket away with an 'irresponsible shot' on the second day of the fourth and final Test, said he will continue playing that type of shot as it has got him plenty of runs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
KGMU worker gets first vax shot in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) With the vaccination drive against coronavirus kicking-off in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Amar Bahadur, a junior assistant at King George's Medical University's Public Health Dentistry department, received the first shot of the vaccine.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Bhutan PM congratulates Modi on 'landmark' Covid vaccination drive
Lhasa, Jan 16 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the launch of India's "landmark" Covid-19 vaccination drive.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Urvashi Rautela starts shoot with 'dream co-star' Randeep Hooda
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela on Saturday posted to share with fans that she has reported for duty on the set of her upcoming web series, Inspector Avinash. She stars in the show with Randeep Hooda, who she says is her dream co-star.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
93,000 Covid vax doses to be administered in 1st phase: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, 93,000 doses would be administered to frontline warriors, including healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung preparing to bring S Pen support to foldables
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After extending S Pen support to the new Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is planning to bring the S Pen stylus support to other devices in the future.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian-American Democrat running for Cincinnati Mayor
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Aftab Pureval, an Indian-American Democrat, has announced his candidature for the Mayor of the US city of Cincinnati in Ohio state.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Andhra CM kicks off statewide Covid vaccination programme (Ld)
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy kickstarted the statewide Coronavirus vaccination programme on Saturday from Vijayawada.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dr Dre out of the hospital
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) American rapper Dr Dre has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted after suffering from sudden brain aneurysm.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tool to equitably distribute limited Covid vaccines
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a tool that may help to equitably distribute limited Covid-19 vaccines to prioritise vaccine distribution among people.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Telangana minister drops plan to vaccinate after PM's suggestion
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Saturday decided not to take Covid vaccine, following a suggestion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to politicians to give priority to healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA summons to journalist, farmer leaders, others in SFJ case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a surprise move, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sent notices to over a dozen of people, including a journalist, farmer leaders associated with the agitation against three farm laws and others, in connection with its probe into the Sikh For Justice (SFJ) case, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I will also get vaccinated against coronavirus: TN CM (Ld)
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said he too will get a vaccine shot against the Coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan is brand ambassador of reality music league
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has been roped in as brand ambassador of the music reality show, Indian Pro Music League.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
All you need to know about India's 2 Covid vaccines
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the rollout of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are a few things that you need to know about the two vaccines -- 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield' -- selected by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea to extend social-distancing rules
Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday announced its decision to extend the tightened social-distancing rules for two more weeks until the end of January amid an unabated Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-01-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Congress leaders from Kerala to meet Sonia in Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Shocked by the setback in the recent local body elections, the state Congress is in firefighting mode and is planning to plug all the loopholes before the Assembly polls in 2021.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Consumers spend $57 bn on video games in US in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As people spent most time at home owing to the pandemic, spending on video games set a new record of $56.9 billion in 2020 in the US, according to a new report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak no country for Christians, reveals report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Christians in Pakistan continue to face extreme persecution in every area of their lives, an annual report on the global persecution of Christians has revealed. Ranking Pakistan fifth in the list of 50 countries worldwide where Christians are persecuted for their faith, The World Watch List said that the believers who have converted from Islam face the greatest levels of persecution in Pakistan, but "all Christians are considered second-class citizens in this strongly Islamic" country.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
First vax shot given to Bihar hospital sweeper
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) As the much awaited vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus started across India on Saturday, Bihar's inoculation campaign began from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National
Stockbrokers seek rationalisation of tax structure for capital market
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the Union Budget for FY21-22 nears, stockbrokers have sought rationalisation and streamlining of the structure for the capital market.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Medium acquires social digital book platform Glose
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Online publishing platform Medium has acquired Glose, a France-based social digital book platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Criminal charges for lawmakers who helped Capitol riot: Pelosi
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has suggested that any lawmaker found to have assisted in the January 6 storming of the Capitol in Washington D.C. should face criminal charges.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Mi 10i sets new benchmark in mid-price phone segment
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Budget and affordable smartphone leader Xiaomi has welcomed the new year with a bang, launching a mid-price segment device Mi 10i.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 in police net for threat posters in J&K's Tral
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Saturday by Jammu and Kashmir Police for putting up posters of terrorist outfits issuing threats in some villages of Tral tehsil in Pulwama district.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
'Transparency in Covaxin trial could have built confidence'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dr Vikas Dogra, one of the 3,000 healthcare workers who received the first jab of Covid vaccine 'Covaxin' nationwide, told IANS on Saturday that the opaqueness in the data of clinical trials for Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, has led to a loss of confidence among the people and healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vax will work like 'Sanjeevani': Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With the launch of the world's largest vaccination drive in India, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the Covid vaccine will work like 'Sanjeevani' or an elixir in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KSRTC MD hints at 'misappropriation' by workers
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Biju Prabhakar, Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, has lashed out against the employees, alleging 'major misappropriation' in KSRTC.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian fan complains of racism at SCG
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as authorities at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) are investigating reports from the Indian team that pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racist comments, they have received another complaint from an Indian fan who alleged that a security officer on duty at the SCG told him to "go back to where you belong".
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kerala ministers attend Covid vaccination drive
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid vaccination programme commenced in Kerala on Saturday with state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja taking part in the drive at Kannur while state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran attended a vaccination programme at Thiruvananthapuram.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
US retail sales keep dropping amid Covid-19 spikes
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US retail sales dropped by 0.7 per cent in December, marking the third monthly decline in a row, as the country struggles to cope with the unabated Covid-19 surge, the Commerce Department reported.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
LA County to hit 1mn Covid-19 cases this weekend
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Los Angeles County is about to hit another grim milestone this weekend as the overall number of Covid-19 cases was inching towards the 1 million mark, local health officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No progress of talks between Dalai Lama's envoys, China: US Congressional report
Dharamsala, Jan 16 (IANS) There was no progress of formal negotiations between the Dalai Lama's envoys and China and the religious freedom continues to deteriorate in Tibet, the 2020 annual report by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,International
Woman sanitation worker gets first Covid vaz jab in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccine drive in Gurugram was launched on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the national-wide drive via video conferencing aimed at ending the pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Don't crowd vaccination rooms, offer inoculated person flower: Javadekar
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Instead of crowding a vaccination room, relatives and friends accompanying the persons who are being inoculated against Covid-19, should instead wait outside and greet them with a flower, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Amit Sadh on shooting 'Jeet Ki Zidd' under extreme conditions
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Amit Sadh plays the protagonist in the upcoming web series Jeet Ki Zidd. The actor says the story, set against the backdrop of the Indian Army Special Task Force and based on a true story, is more than just about valour. It is a story of hope and passion, he points out.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petition urges Aus govt to allow int'l students' return
Canberra, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the Australian government to allow international students back into the country.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Education,Politics
Indian military doctors, paramedics get Covid-19 vax shots
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian military doctors, paramedics and hospital staff are being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease across the country as inoculation drive kicked off on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New York City unveils major police discipline reform
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The New York City government has unveiled a major local police discipline reform, a much-anticipated move to punish those cops who are found guilty of misconduct.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US gun rights group files for bankruptcy
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection, unveiling its plan to move from New York to the state of Texas.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pandyas' father dies of heart attack
Vadodara, Jan 16 (IANS) India all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya lost their father, Himanshu, on Saturday morning. The senior Pandya suffered a heart attack. He was 71.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Army officer develops first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol'
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Nagpur-based Indian Army officer Lt Col Prasad Bansod has developed the country's first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol', an official said here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Doctor receives first Covid vaccine shot in Andhra's Kurnool
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 16 (IANS) A resident medical officer received the first Coronavirus vaccine in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'CPEC to provide great benefit to Afghanistan, Central Asian nations'
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani President Arif Alvi said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit Afghanistan and Central Asian countries by enhancing connectivity of the region.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ex-minister Mahesh Sharma becomes first public representative to get Covid vax (Ld)
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha MP from Gautam Buddha Nagar and former Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday became the first public representative to get the Covid vaccine shot as a medical practitioner here at Kailash Hospital.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijay's 'Master' crosses 50Cr-mark in TN alone; Hindi remake soon
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Tamil film Master, starring Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, has grossed over Rs 50 crore in Tamil Nadu alone within the first three days, and is all set to be remade in Hindi. 
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
WHO hopes Covid vaccination 'underway in every country in next 100 days'
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged fairness to the access of COovid-19 vaccines, saying he wants to "see vaccination underway in every country in the next 100 days".
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
NYC running out of COVID-19 vaccines' supply: Mayor
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) New York City is on course to run out of Covid-19 vaccine supply next week and has asked the federal government to send additional doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AIIMS' director, Niti Aayog's Paul among 1st to get Covid jabs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and Niti Aayog member Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, were on Saturday administered the first doze of Covid-19 vaccine with the launch of the world's largest vaccination programme in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MP: Bhopal hospital ward boy receives first Covid vax shot
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive across the country as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan kicked off the drive in the state while visiting the Hamidia Hospital in state capital Bhopal.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Will try to aim at the crack outside off-stump: Lyon
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has said he is looking to exploit the crack outside the off-stump during the ongoing fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Iraq reports bird flu outbreak
Baghdad, Jan 16 (IANS) A bird flu outbreak has been detected in Iraq's Salahudin province, authorities said, adding that all protective measures have been taken to contain the spread of the virus.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Exploring the mind of a 9-year-old in the pandemic
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) You left your jokes and funny faces in my mind; You left our secrets and your knitting behind; I'm still sad. I'll always be; I love you times infiniteeeeeeeey; You don't mind that I can't rhyme; I don't know how to end this; Will someone help me?
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
US designates Cuban Interior Ministry over human rights abuse
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US has designated the Cuban Ministry of Interior and its head over allegations of human rights abuse, just days after Washington added Havana to the list of "State Sponsor of Terrorism".
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Govt should admit its mistake on farm laws: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after the ninth round of talks between the government and the protesting farmers ended without a breakthrough, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram urged "the government to admit its mistake and agree to start on a clean slate" with the farmers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 161 sites spread across 30 districts of the state on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM witnesses Covid vaccination at Vijayawada GGH
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy personally witnessed Coronavirus vaccination at government general hospital (GGH) in Vijayawada on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4th Test: India 62/2 at stumps after rain washes out 3rd session
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rain washed out the third session of the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba here on Saturday with India going to stumps at 62 for two in reply to Australia's 369 in the first innings.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru health worker gets first Covid shot in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) As the country started the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Saturday, Karnataka administered its first dose of vaccine to Bengaluru's K C. General Hospital's 'D' group employee, Chandrashekar, while Mallasandra PHC doctor, Komal was the second person to receive it.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Covaxin consent form says vax administered without ph-3 trial
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the vaccinaton drive against Covid-19, it has emerged that there is a separate consent form for those who are administered the 'Covaxin' vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thackeray flags 'V-day' in Maha, ex-minister gets first vaccine jab
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Exactly 10 months after a 64-year-old man fell the first victim to Covid-19 (March 17), Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray kicked off the much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccination drive, terming it as "a revolutionary step", here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Syrian Air conducts 1st Aleppo-Beirut flight since 2011
Beirut, Jan 16 (IANS) Syrian Air conducted its first flight in 10 years between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon's capital Beirut, resuming a round-trip route that had been suspended since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Medicine as well as rigour needed, avoid rumours: PM (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Launching the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned people to avoid rumours and gave a fresh message of "Ab dawai bhi, kadai bhi" (now medicine as well as rigour).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing assisting with investigation in Indonesia flight crash
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has said that its technical experts are assisting with investigation in last week's Sriwijaya Air plane crash.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Part-time sweeper gets first vaccine in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old man, who works as a part-time sweeper at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 here, was the first person in the city inoculated against Covid-19 on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
If vaccine is reliable, why no govt functionary took shot: Manish Tewari
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world's biggest vaccination drive in the country, the Congress launched its attack on the Centre saying vaccines were being allowed to be used without the mandatory trials of Phase 3.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Int'l migration growth down 27% due to Covid: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected since mid-2019 by around 27 per cent, according to a UN report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Even one alcoholic drink everyday may up atrial fibrillation risk
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) People who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'One-to-one communication key to reduce vaccine hesitancy'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the day of the launch of the massive immunisation drive against Covid-19 that the country has embarked upon, Dr B.L. Sherwal, Director at Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), said that better communication could have reduced the hesitancy towards the vaccine among the people.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kajol: Understood my mother after I had my daughter
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Kajol cherishes her special bond with her mother, veteran actress Tanuja, and says she truly understood her only after she had a daughter. The actress says she realised her mother's sacrifices after having her duaghter Nysa.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid vaccination begin at 139 centres in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Covid vaccination began in Telangana on Saturday with healthcare workers taking first shot at 139 centres across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged across metros
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Palestine's Abbas issues decree for legislative, presidential polls
Ramallah, Jan 16 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a presidential decree that called for holding the legislative elections on May 22 and the presidential elections on July 31.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
TN begins Covid vaccination
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 conditions worsening
Ottawa, Jan 16 (IANS) Canada will witness up to 796,630 Covid-19 cases and 19,630 deaths by January 24, as the coronavirus pandemic is worsening rapidly across the country, according to
2021-01-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp delays new data privacy policy by 3 months (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide amid a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy by three months and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
AP: Sweeper receives first Covid vax shot in Vijayawada
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) A health department sweeper received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
This is how India has planned Covishield, Covaxin storage
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India began its mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, the all-critical storage and transportation of millions of vaccines once again topped the people's minds.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This Windows 10 bug corrupts hard drive just by looking at icon
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A bizarre bug that can corrupt a hard drive by just looking at an icon in Windows 10 was being fixed by Microsoft after security researchers reported about this nasty vulnerability.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCLT admits petition alleging mismanagement, fraud by Omaxe
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chandigarh-bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted a petition filed against Omaxe Ltd over alleged acts of oppression and mismanagement claiming by the company and its management.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Portugal's EU Presidency to focus on economic recovery: PM
Lisbon, Jan 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa met the College of European Commissioners led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to discuss the program and priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2021-01-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Big B known in West just like Maradona in India: Argentina's Pablo Cesar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar loves returning to India, and enjoys Indian commercial films.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'S.African govt will be taken court over alcohol sale ban'
Johannesburg, Jan 16 (IANS) The Restaurants Association of South Africa (RASA) said that it was taking government to court over the alcohol sale ban imposed in December 2020.
2021-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Irresponsible shot: Gavaskar on Rohit, who limps off the field
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) India got another injury scare when opening batsman Rohit Sharma was seen limping immediately after holing out to long on just before tea on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tamil Nadu CM, Dy CM flag off Alanganallur Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday flagged off the famed Jallikattu - bull taming sport - in Alanganallur in Madurai district.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bigg Boss 14: Can Sonali's cougar love for Aly pip Rakhi's antics?
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant and her antics have a new rival in Bigg Boss 14 house. Sonali Phogat, well into her late forties and a mother of one, claims she likes fellow housemate Aly Goni, 29.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM launches world's largest vaccination drive in India
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India began the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nord Stream 2 pipeline gets new construction permit from Germany
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea in German territorial waters can resume immediately, the country's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) said in a statement issued here.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Child labour decreased by 38% in last decade: ILO
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) The International Labour Organization (ILO), a Geneva-based UN agency, announced that child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but warned that the raging Covid-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation with 152 million children still affected.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Kailash Hospital in Noida ready for vaccination drive
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) Preparations are in place at Gautam Buddha Nagar's Kailash Hospital, where 100 people will get the Covid vaccines, including former Minister of State Mahesh Sharma, who is also the owner of the group of hospitals.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dense fog, zero visibility in Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi, Lucknow and Amritsar witnessed dense fog on Saturday morning with zero visibility due to variable and calm lower-level winds, and the fog is likely to persist on Sunday as well.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK economy shrinks after rising for 6 consecutive months
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) recorded a 2.6 per cent fall in November 2020 amid further Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the country, following six consecutive months of growth, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'US forces in Afghanistan, Iraq reduce to 2,500 level'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have reduced to 2,500.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Rain delays start of play in post-tea session on second day
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rain delayed the start of play in the post-tea session on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
US Justice Department watchdog launches probe into Capitol riot
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General announced that it will launch an investigation into violent protests staged by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump at the Capitol building on January 6.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Signal app goes down amid peak user traffic
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The users of highly-encrypted Signal app faced trouble sending messages and the company said on Saturday that it was still working to bring additional capacity online to handle peak traffic levels.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UK to close all travel corridors
London, Jan 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the country will close all travel corridors from Monday onwards in a bid to keep out new coronavirus variants.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rituparna Sengupta: I'm still acclaimed as top actress of my region
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bengali superstar Rituparna Sengupta returns to Hindi domain with the upcoming film, Salt. The National Award winning actress shares screen space with Chandan Roy Sanyal in the film.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Foggy morning affects life in J&K amid intense cold wave
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog and mist added to extreme cold in J&K on Saturday as the weather office forecast no major change during the next five days in the prevailing weather conditions.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India 62/2 at tea on second day in fourth Test vs Australia
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) India lost both their openers early as they went to tea at 62 for the loss of two wickets on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amazon opens Alexa AI for firms to build their own assistants
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amazon has for the first time enabled companies and developers to access Alexas advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to build their own intelligent assistants with the new 'Alexa Custom Assistant.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Norway probes 23 elderly patients' death after Pfizer vaccination
London, Jan 16 (IANS) After the news broke that 23 elderly patients died in Norway following their immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against Covid-19, the country has launched a detailed investigation into the reported fatalities that has shocked the world.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India records 15K new Covid cases, 175 deaths
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With 15,158 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,42,841, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Set better examples to millions of kids: Chappell to Paine
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell has urged Tim Paine to set satisfactory standards of behaviour against visiting teams after the current Australia skipper was heavily criticised for his on-field chatter with R Ashwin during the Sydney Test this week.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WHO advises against Covid vaccination proof for int'l travel
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) The World Health Organization's (WHO) Emergency Committee on Covid-19 has advised countries not to require proof of vaccination or immunity against the virus for international travel as a condition of entry.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
How dolphins are anchoring Chilika lake tourism amid pandemic
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) A dolphin jumps out of the brackish waters of Odisha's famed Chilika lake and is the cynosure for all eyes on a boat on the lagoon.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Guterres urges greater solidarity as global Covid deaths reach 2mn
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged "far greater solidarity" as the number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed the 2 million mark.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US CDC projects 90k new Covid-19 deaths in next 3 weeks
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nearly 90,000 people in the US may die from Covid-19 in the next three weeks, according to the latest projections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Lack of optimum fitness, spike in workload hurt India on Aus tour
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Lack of supreme fitness, along with a sudden spike in workload and not enough recovery, has emerged as the main cause of soft tissue injuries that have afflicted the Indians on the tour of Australia as pace bowler Navdeep Saini became the latest injury victim when he limped off the Gabba ground due to pain in groin on the first day of the fourth and final Test in Brisbane on Friday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US claims Vietnam's currency practices 'unreasonable'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) claimed that Vietnam's acts, policies and practices related to currency valuation are "unreasonable" and restrict American commerce.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
42 dead, 15,000 displaced in massive Indonesia quake
Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) A massive 6.2 earthquake that jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has so far left 42 people dead, over 800 others injured and some 15,000 displaced, while it also destroyed houses and infrastructures, a disaster official said here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook blocks live events around US Capitol on Jan 20
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepare to be sworn into office during the 59th presidential inauguration on January 20, Facebook has announced to block the creation of any new live events in close proximity to the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple blocks M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone, iPad apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has blocked users of new Macs with M1 silicon chip from side loading iPhones and iPad apps.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India has world's largest diaspora: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
India to begin world's largest immunisation exercise today
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India is set to witness a historic moment on Saturday with the commencement of the most-awaited vaccination drive against the dreaded coronavirus disease, with over three lakh people to be inoculated with doses of either Covaxin or Covishield.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pence, Harris speak on phone before inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the phone, during which the former offered his assistance with the latter's inauguration on January 20, according to informed sources.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide and now a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Modi's charisma battling anti-incumbency of BJP CMs, MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modis charisma and popularity are holding the reins of the BJP juggernaut, which is now facing anti-incumbency at the Chief Minister and MP-level, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP Chief Ministers are the least popular
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven out of the 10 most popular Chief Ministers are from the Opposition parties, while seven out of the 10 worst performing Chief Ministers are from the BJP/NDA camp, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha has best performing CM, Uttarakhand worst
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Naveen Patnaik is the best performing Chief Minister followed by Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, while Mamata Banerjee has her credibility intact despite the BJP's onslaught on the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Health Secretary announces departure
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) In a letter to outgoing US President Donald Trump, the country's Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar has announced his departure on January 20, the inauguration day of President-elect Joe Biden.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Modi charisma intact: Across states approval at 44.55%
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma has remained intact in most of the states across the country with 44.55 per cent of the people backing him, with Odisha, Goa and Telangana leading the chart, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump to fly to Florida shortly before Biden's inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will leave Washington, D.C. on the morning of January 20 shortly before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, with a grand ceremony being planned for his departure, according to media reports.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Rahul Gandhi no match for PM Modi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite supporting the ongoing farmers' agitation in the country, the image of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has not come up to the mark to pose a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose approval rating and popularity remain intact despite the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and the farmers' stir, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
From lockdown to unlock, people's living standards deteriorated: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The standard of living of the people in India ever since the beginning of the Covid-induced nationwide lockdown, has been deteriorating, even after the announcement of the vaccination, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 93.7 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 93.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More than terror & corruption, people are worried about unemployment
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The latest IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey has revealed many surprising details about the perception of politics in the country.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala, NE top in satisfaction with sitting MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kerala and norteastern states are neck and neck when it comes to satisfaction level with the sitting Lok Sabha MPs, while people in Haryana and Puducherry have registered their satisfaction level in the negative, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naveen Patnaik, Arvind Kejriwal are high performing CMs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The latest IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey shows that non-NDA and non-Congress ruled states have posted the best satisfaction numbers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Australia bowled out for 369 at lunch
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia were bowled out for 369 in their first innings in the fourth and final Test against India at lunch on the second day.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Modi most preferred for PM, way ahead of Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 59.22 per cent of people across India prefer Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as compared to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose approval rating is merely 25.62 per cent, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha, NE highly satisfied with Centre; TN, Punjab in negative
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 41.66 per cent of people are very much satisfied with the overall performance of the central government across all the states, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkish president reports no side effects after Covid-19 vaccine
Istanbul, Jan 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he did not see any side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine that he received the previous day.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Drew Barrymore: I am anything but political
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore feels she is finding her voice on Instagram, but only regarding things that are not related to politics.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italy hits 1 mn dose vaccination mark
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Italy passed a positive milestone, with 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine having been administered just 19 days after the country launched its nationwide vaccination program.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Russia blasts US for blacklisting Cuba as terrorism sponsor
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) It is "a lie" that Cuba supports terrorism, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the US recent decision to add the island nation to its list of "State Sponsor of Terrorism."
2021-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Lily Allen is in a 'really great' place
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen was earlier battling with substance abuse, and now she said she is in a really great place.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump administration slaps fresh sanctions against Iran
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The United States designated three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation, doubling down its maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden appoints Sameera Fazili to National Economic Council
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Sameera Fazili, who traces her family's roots to Kashmir, is among the latest wave of Indian American nominees to be named to US president Joe Biden's A-team. Fazili has been appointed as Deputy Director, National Economic Council.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Dua Lipa: Never seen being pretty as some kind of power
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) International pop star Dua Lipa has tagged herself as an extremely hardworking and driven person, and slammed all those who spread the notion that she got to where she is today because of her looks.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tribhanga: Peculiar mix of brilliant and banal (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Tribhanga; Cast: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Mithila Palkar; Direction: Renuka Shahane; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia reports 24,715 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia recorded 24,715 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, roughly the same as in the previous day, the country's Covid-19 response center said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
China blasts Trump admin for imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman rebuked the Trump administration for blacklisting some Chinese companies with alleged military ties, which he said has shown the world exactly what bullying is.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Politics
Shah briefs WB party leaders about roadmap to win 200 seats
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with West Bengal core committee at his residence and briefed them about the roadmap to win 200 seats in the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy reopens museums, extends nationwide anti-virus curfew
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has signed a new decree with fresh Covid-19 containment measures, the prime minister's office said in a statement.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
3 arrested for kidnapping businessman in Patna
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Days after sensational murder of 40-year-old Indigo Airlines station manager, a businessman of Danapur was allegedly kidnapped by 6-7 goons.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dutch gov't resigns over child benefits scandal
The Hague, Jan 16 (IANS) The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered its resignation as a result of the so-called child benefits scandal, in which parents were wrongly accused of fraud.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
IRGC launches combined missile, drone drills in central desert
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) kicked off a combined missile and drone drills in the central desert area of the country, Tasnim news agency reported.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Allow us to go on this trip' - K'taka accident victims' last words
Davangere/Dharwad, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major road mishap, at least 13 people, including 11 women, were killed and six others were critically injured when a tempo traveller collided with a truck near Itigatti village in Karnataka's Dharwad district on Friday morning.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WHO experts start quarantine in Wuhan
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) An international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in China and started quarantine at a hotel in Wuhan on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Karnataka's disgruntled BJP MLAs likely to meet Shah
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) A section of the discontented legislators who could not make it to the third round of cabinet expansion in Karnataka are likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be on a two-day visit to the state from January 16, on Sunday to put forth their grievances, in Belagavi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka logs in 708 new Covid cases, 643 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a reverse trend, Karnataka registered 708 new Covid cases in a day while 643 recovered from the infection across the southern state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Samalkha MLA's sons booked for fraud in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a court order, a case of property fraud and criminal conspiracy has been registered against 15 people including Sikandar Singh alias Satish Chhokar and Vikas Kumar alias Vikas Chhokar, sons of sitting Samalkha (Panipat) MLA Dharam Singh Chhokar, at the Sushant Lok police station in Gurugram.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Politician, former BCCI V-P Kamal Morarka passes away
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kamal Morarka -- Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office of Chandra Shekhar in 1990-91, businessman, and cricket administrator -- died on Friday, aged 74, after brief illness.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Jackson ton in Puducherry win (Round-up)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Puducherry captain Sheldon Jackson scored an unbeaten 106 off 50 balls as he led his team to a four-wicket win over Andhra in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UN to restart negotiations for Security Council reform on Jan 25
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) The stalled negotiations for reforming the Security Council will restart on January 25, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passes away
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Eminent industrialist and former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passed away here, on Friday evening. He was 74.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
13 highways to be built in north Karnataka: Gadkari
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) A total of 13 national highways covering 847 km would be built in north Karnataka at a cost of Rs 21,000 crore, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra to launch vaccination at 332 locations on Saturday
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government has identified 332 locations in the state to launch the coronavirus vaccination programme, as part of Saturday's nation-wide mega rollout of the vaccine.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
My book on 'Operation Lotus' will be out soon: K'taka BJP leader
Hubballi, Jan 15 (IANS) Peeved over missing cabinet berth, Karnataka BJP leader A. H. Vishwanath on Friday said that he would soon release a book titled - Bombay Days - a tell-all book, on how the BJP carried out 'Operation Lotus' to come to power in 2019.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Three killed while flying kites in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Three persons, including two children, died while flying kites, in separate incidents since Thursday in Hyderabad, police said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raided CBI officers were sharing probe info with accused: FIR
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The four Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials, who have been booked for corruption, had allegedly received bribes to extend favours to at least two private companies being probed for bank fraud, the agency said in its FIR.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First-ever bus service in Arunachal border area flagged off
Itanagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Over seven decades after India's independence, the first-ever passenger bus service was flagged off on Friday in the Roing-Anini route in Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley district along the China border, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Railways allows e-catering facility at selected stations
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Friday allowed e-catering services to resume at selected railway stations.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dr Reddy's receives approval for Phase 3 clinical trial of Sputnik vaccine
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Friday announced that it has received approval from the Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase 3 clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine in India.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia calls meet of Kerala leaders after local polls debacle
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of party leaders from Kerala next week to discuss the upcoming Assembly polls in wake of the setback the party received in the recent local body polls, sources said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Bengal salvage 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters
Vasco (Goa), Jan 15 (IANS) Scott Neville's stunning header in the dying minutes of the match, helped SC East Bengal salvage a point against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan stadium on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rooney retires, becomes full-time manager at Derby County
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney retired to become full-time manager at English second-tier team Derby County, the club said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amit Shah on 2-day visit to K'taka from Jan 16
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Karnataka from Saturday, during which he will launch several projects besides addressing a political rally in Belagavi district.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Northeast gears up for vaccination drive
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) The eight northeastern states are geared up to start the first phase of Covid vaccination drive on Saturday along with the rest of the country, ministers and officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha gets over Rs 1.25 lakh cr investment despite Covid
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said Odisha has received an investment of over Rs 1.25 crore since February 2020 despite Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Bengaluru air show to be first hybrid aerospace expo
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) The 13th edition of Aero India 2021 here on February 3-5 would be the world's first hybrid aerospace and defence expo amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
15 linked to TDP, BJP held over Andhra temple incidents
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police arrested 13 people linked to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and two people linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged role in cases pertaining to temple attacks, the Director General of Police Gautam Sawang said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EC tells states not to victimise electoral officers
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked states not to victimise their electoral officers.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Ageing of India's workforce not favourable for strong recovery'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Higher job lossses among those below the age of 40 years has resulted in an ageing workforce, which is not favourable for a strong recovery of the Indian economy, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Malware and fraud syndicate busted, two Chinese among 12 held
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Cyber Cell has busted a transnational malware and fraud syndicate, cheating unsuspecting people with offers of lucrative returns on an online multi-level marketing campaign, and arrested 12 including two Chinese and a Tibetan national, police said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Imphal's NEROCA, TRAU play out 1-1 draw
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Imphal's local rivals, North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC, played out a 1-1 draw in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bharti-led OneWeb gets investment from SoftBank, Hughes Network
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company jointly owned by the UK government and Bharti Global, secured additional funding from SoftBank Group Corp and Hughes Network Systems LLC, bringing its total funding to $1.4 billion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 RFQ applications come for CSMT Railway Station redevelopment
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) has received 10 Requests for Qualification (RFQ) for redevelopment of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station (CSMT), an official statement said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
51st edition of IFFI gets underway on Saturday
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) India's biggest and oldest international film event, the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, gets underway on Saturday in Goa and will be inaugurated at the hands of Southern filmstar Sudeep.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Ace shooters Saurabh, Manu win T1 air pistol trials
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's talented shooter Saurabh Chaudhary and Haryana's Manu Bhaker on Friday aced the T1 men's and women's 10metre air pistol trials, respectively, at Dr Karni Singh range here.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Biden names Vidur Sharma Covid testing adviser
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named health policy expert Vidur Sharma as the testing adviser on his Covid-19 Response Team.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
4,000 healthcare workers to get Covid vaccine on first day in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The stage is set for Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Telangana where 4,000 healthcare workers in government-run facilities will receive the first dose on Saturday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Piramal Group wins bid for DHFL with 94% votes
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Piramal Group has won the bid to take over Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), sources said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
This year's edition of IFFI is special: Javadekar
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, in Goa to participate in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said the latest edition of the festival, beginning in the state capital from Saturday, is special. "As many as 224 films from 60 countries will feature in the festival. The event is really important from the of art and culture perspective. For the first time, owing to Covid-19, this year's edition is being organised in a hybrid format. So, people will also be able to watch it online," he explained.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Rare Bonsai plant stolen from ex-DGP's house in Hyderabad recovered
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Friday recovered a rare bonsai plant stolen from residence of former Andhra Pradesh police chief V. Appa Rao and arrested a person.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM writes to Modi on free Covid-19 vaccine for poor
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as he prepared to kickstart the process of vaccination of 1.74 lakh health workers, with 40,000 to be covered every day over the next five days in the first phase, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking free vaccine delivery to the poor population of the state.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gram panchayat polls litmus test for Thackeray govt's performance
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A mini-general election at the grassroots level was completed without major incidents in 14,234 Gram Panchayats across 34 of Maharashtra's 36 districts (except Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban districts) for 125,709 seats, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Swara Bhasker: Picking roles that span across genres important to me
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says picking roles that span across genres has always been important to her.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PIB slams NDTV for 'erroneous' reporting on paddy procurement
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday slammed the NDTV news channel for erroneous and malafide news reporting regarding procurement of rice and demanded it retract the news whose sole purpose seemed to be that of spreading misinformation.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
South Africa name 21-member squad for Pakistan tour
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) named a 21-member squad for the tour of Pakistan where they will play two Tests and three T20Is beginning January 26. The squad will leave for Karachi late on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ridhima makes winning start to 2021 WPGT
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Ridhima Dilawari carded a third straight under par round to complete a start-to-finish win in the first leg of the 2021 Women's Pro Golf Tour (WPGT) at the Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru. Ridhima added a one-under 71 to the cards of 71-67 she had earlier and finished the week with a total of seven-under 209, giving her a comfortable five-short win over Pranavi Urs (70).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Karnataka readies to vaccinate Covid warriors
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) All arrangements have been made to begin vaccinating 16-lakh Covid warriors at 243 centres across Karnataka from Saturday, said state Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shetty offers fans a glimpse of her hydroponic farm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty on Friday gave a sneak peek of her hydroponic or soil-less farm to fans. Shilpa revealed that she has grown vegetables of her salad in just 25 days in the farm, which is her newfound passion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood