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Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tests Covid positive
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
German state introduces compulsory face mask use in classrooms
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) became the first federal state in Germany to introduce compulsory use of face masks in classrooms.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Education
PM unveils 'transparent taxation', Rights' Charter for taxpayers
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform, which brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, and the Rights' Charter for the taxpayers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
No provocation will remain unanswered: Greek PM on E.Mediterranean
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "no provocation will remain unanswered" on the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Injured Sanchez doubtful for Europa League semi-final
Milan, Aug 13 (IANS) Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez's participation in Inter Milan's Europa League semi-final clash against Shakhtar Donetsk to be played on August 18 is in doubt after the Serie A side confirmed he has a hamstring strain.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Civilian hurt in Pak ceasefire violation, succumbs to injuries
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A civilian injured last week in Pakistan ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district succumbed in the hospital on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Film lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Popular Malayalam poet and film and drama lyricist Chunnakara Ramankutty passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday, said family sources. He was 84.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Art/Culture/Books
Recovery rate from Covid-19 infection crosses 70% in India
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government on Thursday stated that 70.77 per cent people infected of deadly coronavirus have recovered and left hospital and quarantine centres. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that 66,999 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of the cases to 23,36,637.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Permission to board derelict tanker off Yemen delayed: UN
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Permission was being delayed for a UN team to board a derelict tanker off the coast of Yemen, which threatens to leak more than 1 million barrels of oil, a spokesman said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats slam Trump for refusing to budge in COVID-19 relief talks
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Democratic leaders slammed President Donald Trump's administration for refusing to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 relief package, as the two sides remain deadlocked over the issue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
IDCA to organise cricket c'ship league for deaf in March 2021
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA), affiliated & recognised by the Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC), will organise the 2nd ODI National Zone Cricket Championship league for the deaf from March 1 to 5 next year.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Study reveals why Covid-19 virus impacts patients differently
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Previously scientists have determined that entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE2 but a new study has found that the ACE2 receptor is at very low levels in human lung tissue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
US' push for renewal of UN arms ban illegal: Iran
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Iranian officials have said that the US' bid to renew a UN arms embargo against Tehran lacked a "legal" basis.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Over 22,000 'Make in India' ventilators given to states: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday stated that it has distributed more than 3.04 crore N95 masks and over 1.28 crore PPE kits to states, union territories and Central institutions free of cost in the last five months. Over 22,000 'Make in India' ventilators have also been delivered.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NASA probe completes final practice before asteroid sample collection
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has performed its final practice before making its first attempt to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface in October.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nearly 4,000 people evacuated in Canada due to forest fire
Ottawa, Aug 13 (IANS) A forest fire in the Red Lake area of Canada's Ontario province has increased to over 750 hectares, forcing nearly 4,000 local residents to evacuate, according to authorities.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Why Gaurav Gera loves the internet as a comic artiste
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor-comedian Gaurav Gera, who has been tickling the funny bone of people with his online videos, loves the internet because the medium let him experiment with a variety of roles.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New Google portal to help developers build apps on Chrome OS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Google has launched a new website to help developers build Android apps for its Linux-based operating system as it saw massive demand for its Chromebooks in the second quarter.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Young people play important role in helping stop COVID-19 transmission'
Geneva, Aug 13 (IANS) Although most young people are not at high risk of severe disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, they play an important role in the collective responsibility to help stop the virus transmission, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Jailed widow in Bikru killing is a minor, says family
Kanpur, Aug 13 (IANS) The family of Khushi, wife of slain gangster Amar Dubey, an aide of Vikas Dubey, has now claimed that the newly married girl is a juvenile.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN, partners continue needs assessments in Lebanon
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The UN and its partners continue to conduct needs assessments and deliver emergency assistance to people in Lebanon in the wake of last week's massive explosions in Beirut.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Ramnaresh Sarwan pulls out of CPL 2020 due to personal reasons
Barbados, Aug 13 (IANS) Jamaica Tallawahs' assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan has pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) owing to personal reasons. He will be replaced by former West Indies spinner Ryan Austin in the franchise.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Travellers returning to Italy from 4 nations to be tested for COVID-19
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) Italy will begin COVID-19 testing for people returning from Greece, Spain, Malta, and Croatia, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Post-370: Stones still hurled but their edges have blunt in Kashmir
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Last year while most people were still processing the ramifications of the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of masked youth swarmed the streets in Anchar, a small neighbourhood in downtown Srinagar, waving Islamic flags and hurling stones on security forces
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
NITI Aayog selects Oracle Cloud to transform Aspirational Districts
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Niti Aayog on Thursday announced it has selected Oracle to help it modernise vital IT infrastructure in 112 most backward districts as part of its Aspirational Districts Programme.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cong to review all in-charge of states post MP, Raj fiasco (IANS special)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan political turmoil may have ended, but the grand old party has learnt a lesson. And, now the party is planning to take stock of each state organisation to avoid the repeat of Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Manipur where it faced rebellion. Here on, it will be addressing all local issues and settling the matters at the state level itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkey to resume academic year via distance learning
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey will resume academic year via distance learning programs and gradually restart face-to-face schooling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk announced.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Power snaps on Janmashtami, UP Minister orders probe
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) A high level probe has been ordered by Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikanth Sharma into the sudden 'blackout' in lakhs of homes on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday night. Thousands of smart meters installed in several cities snapped supply to even those consumers who had cleared their bills.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Imran Khan acting like 'God', has ruined Pak cricket: Javed Miandad
Lahore, Aug 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has lashed out at his former teammate Imran Khan, saying the current Pakistan Prime Minister has ruined cricket in the country.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
No change in ex-Prez Mukherjee's condition
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Equity indices trim gains, metal stocks rise
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices shed major gains made during the initial trade on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 US reconnaissance planes intercepted over Black Sea
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted two US reconnaissance planes flying over the Black Sea, the Defence Ministry here said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Saudi G20 Presidency gives top priority to fighting epidemics
Riyadh, Aug 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the two main priorities of the G20 Presidency was fighting epidemics and developing digital health.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Israel registers new record of daily COVID-19 deaths
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israel has reported 17 new single-day COVID-19 deaths, the highest since the pandemic hit the country in February, taking the overall toll to 639, the Health Ministry said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,International
Son kills dad for snoring in UP (Ld)
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Did all work and no sleep lead to a case of patricide? A 28-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district has killed his father for disturbing his peaceful slumber with his snoring.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
32 fresh Covid cases in Agra
Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) With 32 fresh cases the Covid-19 tally in Agra has gone upto 2,209 as the recovery rate in this Uttar Pradesh district continued to improve and was around 80 per cent even as testing has gone up by over 1,000 cases each day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'COVID-19 exposes shortcomings in California's preparedness for health threats'
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in California's preparedness for infrequent but catastrophic public health threats, which have caused serious health and financial consequences, according to a joint study
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Sao Paulo Governor tests COVID-19 positive
Sao Paulo, Aug 13 (IANS) Joao Doria, the Governor of Sao Paulo state which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Brazil,International
Buy Elon Musk-themed Apple iPhone 12 for over Rs 3.5 lakh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) If you can spend a little over Rs 3.5 lakh to buy an upcoming iPhone 12 that would come customised with Elon Musk and SpaceX themes, this is your moment.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England's Laura Marsh retires from all forms of cricket
London, Aug 13 (IANS) England off-spinner Laura Marsh has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. Marsh had decided to retire from international cricket last December and now she has taken the call to bid adieu to all forms of the sport following the cancellation of the inaugural season of The Hundred due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vaani Kapoor: Ayushmann is one of the most earnest actors of our generation
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor looks forward to working with Ayushmann Khurrana in an upcoming film. She says Ayushmann is one of the most earnest actors of this generation.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tigress found dead in UP's Dudhwa buffer zone
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) The carcass of a young tigress from the buffer zone of the Dudhwa National Park has been found.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage (Ld)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a "delusional" man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and the star of the 'Immigrant American Dream'.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Spanish region to ban outdoor smoking if there's no social distancing
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia is set to ban smoking on streets and public places if people do not observe a safe two-metre distancing, authorities said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Son kills dad for snoring in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Did all work and no sleep lead to a case of fatricide? A 28-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district has killed his father for disturbing his peaceful slumber with his snoring.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 COVID-19 outbreaks in Louisiana linked to schools, colleges
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US state of Louisiana has reported seven COVID-19 outbreaks linked to schools and colleges.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
WBBL: Sydney Thunder re-sign South Africa speedster Shabnim Ismail
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Women's Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder have re-signed South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail of the sixth season of the league. Ismail will return for her second season at the club after taking 10 wickets at an economy of 5.88 in the fifth WBBL edition.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Peru partially reinstates stay-at-home measures
Lima, Aug 13 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has reinstated stay-at-home measures after health authorities detected a new spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
2 deployed in Himachal CM's security test COVID-19 positive
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Two personnel deployed to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's cavalcade were tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, triggering panic among state ministers and government functionaries.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Additional CMO dies of corona, kin given another man's body
Varanasi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the mortuary at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) hospital, handed over the wrong body to the family of Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) who had died of Covid-19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ByteDance in talks with Reliance Jio to sell its India biz: Report
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) As ByteDance continues to struggle in the US, a new report claimed on Thursday that China-based company that owns the short-video making app TikTok may sell its India business to Reliance Jio amid uncertainties around its operations in the country.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Top Seed Open: Coco Gauff upsets 2nd seed Aryna Sabalenka
Lexington, Aug 13 (IANS) Teenage sensation Coco Gauff pulled off another impressive win at the ongoing inaugural Top Seed Open, upsetting No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach her first WTA quarterfinal of the year.
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
This is how Facebook detects harmful content with AI systems
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) For effective content moderation, Facebook is relying on three aspects of technology to transform its content review process across its family of apps.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Aus medical officer 'insulted' by criticism of aged care response
Canberra, Aug 13 (IANS) Nick Coatsworth, Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has described criticisms against authorities that they were not prepared for COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care as "insulting".
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
UP put on high alert for Independence Day
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has been put on high alert, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Twitter launches new API to help developers build top features
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Twitter has unveiled a new Application Programming Interface (API) to help businesses, academics and third-party developers build and launch new features faster.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Siblings seek justice for dead father, threaten suicide
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Two orphaned siblings, whose father recently committed suicide, have threatened to commit suicide if those responsible for driving their father to take the extreme step are not booked.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Namibia suspends all domestic flights
Windhoek, Aug 13 (IANS) Namibia has temporarily suspended all domestic flights for 18 days amid an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, it was announced.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Namibia,Business/Economy
Palestine lifts weekly lockdown, eases COVID-19 restrictions
Ramallah, Aug 13 (IANS) Palestinian authorities have lifted the weekly lockdown and eased the tight precautionary measures imposed in the West Bank to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,International
COVID-19: Bolivia eyes October return for football
La Paz, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has outlined plans to restart the country's top football division in October following months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Argentina's COVID-19 mortality rate rises among elders
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentina's mortality rate for COVID-19 patients aged over 60 years rose to 10.5 per cent, the Ministry of Health warned.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Mertens, Pliskova enter Prague Open quarter-finals
Prague, Aug 13 (IANS) No.3 seed Elise Mertens came out with a powerful performance as she defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets to seal her place in the quarter-finals of the Prague Open.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Israel bars fuel shipment to Gaza, slashes allowed fishing zone
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli authorities announced its decided to bar the fuel shipment to Gaza and slash the allowed fishing zone from 15 to eight nautical miles in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Hamas-ruled enclave into southern Israel.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ayushmann Khurrana hails SC verdict on equal property rights to daughters
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has hailed the Supreme Court verdict that gives daughters equal right to inherit property. He said it is a big and necessary step.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Two late goals help PSG oust Atalanta in Champions League quarters
Lisbon, Aug 13 (IANS) With two stunning goals in injury time, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) rallied to beat Atalanta 2-1, roaring into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
3 dead after passenger train derails in Scotland
Dublin, Aug 13 (IANS) Three people have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it was reported.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
For a large country like India, we hardly have any artistic infrastructure: Jitish Kallat
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) When internationally renowned artist Jitish Kallat stayed in self-isolation in his studio after a recent trip to the US, what began at the time as a purely accidental activity slowly developed into his new series of drawings titled 'Circadian Study' (contact tracing) that opened at Nature Morte's online Viewing Room on August 11. In an interview with IANS, among other things, the artist talks about his concerns, what drives him towards a particular medium, his 'process' and "learning to value patience alongside persistence".
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Global COVID-19 cases tops 20.5mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 747,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
Vidya Balan: I find it easier to follow my heart
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Vidya Balan does not like to follow norms. She finds it easier to follow her heart. The actress says doing something that is not natural to you can be a painful process, which she realised a few years ago.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN chief calls for more investment in youth
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for more investment in youth on the occasion of International Youth Day.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Egypt concludes Senate election amid anti-coronavirus measures
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS) Egypt concluded the two-day election for its first Senate, which has been created in a 2019 constitutional amendment, amid anti-COVID-19 precautionary measures at polling stations nationwide.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Manoj Muntashir : Rahat Indori was a star who enlightened us (FIRST PERSON)
(Many moons ago the iconic poet and lyricist Rahat Indori told a budding, 16-year-old poet to work hard because he saw potential in the boy. The teenager, now the renowned poet-lyricist Manoj Muntashir, remembers his idol Indori, who passed away on August 11)
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Swadeshi doesn't means boycotting foreign goods: Sangh chief
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Speaking about Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat emphasised on the need for a third model of development and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about self-reliant India on this basis itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US stocks rise as tech shares rebound
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as major tech shares recouped some of their losses from the prior session.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Putin, Macron discuss situation in Lebanon, Ukraine by phone
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation, discussing the situation in Lebanon, Ukraine and Belarus, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Gunjan Saxena: Set-piece biopic manages to regale (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )
"Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl"; Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij; Direction: Sharan Sharma; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK mulls new rules to make online political campaigning more transparent
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The British government announced its plan to overhaul the rules governing online political campaigning to make it more transparent.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
3 companies in race of contract to build new parliament
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of seven companies who were in the race to get contract to construct the new Parliament building, three have been selected to submit online financial bids, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine production within 2 weeks
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russia will start the production of its COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, the country's health minister Mikhail Murashko said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Arrested Hong Kong tycoon tells protesters to be 'careful'
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai - the most high-profile person to be detained under a controversial new security law - has warned young protesters they need to be "more cautious" now.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
71 Bangladeshis return home from Beirut
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A C-130J transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force -- carrying 71 repatriated Bangladeshi nationals from Lebanon -- returned home on Wednesday after handing over humanitarian and 'Goodwill Aid' of nine tonnes of food items, two tonnes of medicines & medical supplies as relief assistance to the victims of the horrific explosion in Beirut on August 4.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
4 policemen among 7 remanded over ex-Army officer killing
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A Cox's Bazar court of Bangladesh has granted permission to the Rapid Action Battalion, the elite force of Bangladesh, to interrogate seven people in custody, including four policemen, in the murder case of retired Army officin custody 7 people, including 4 policemen, in the murder case of retired Army Sinha Md Rashed Khan on July 31 in Teknaf the border area of Myanmar.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
ASI death: Building collapse turned into political battle
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Alleging corruption in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Municipal Coropration of Delhi (MCD), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded an enquiry in the collapse of the illegal three-storeyed building here which caused the death ASI Zakir Hussain.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dozens of Beirut clinics non-functional after blast
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The damage caused by last week's deadly explosion in Beirut continues to hamper healthcare in the Lebanese capital.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Cong blames 'toxic' TV debate for Tyagi's untimely demise
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress has blamed 'toxic' TV debate for the untimely demise of its spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal files suo-motu case against hospital for negligence
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Day after a 60-year old Covid patient died while waiting in an ambulance outside a private hospital in Kolkata, the West Bengal health regulatory commission on Wednesday filed a suo-motu case against the hospital authorities.
2020-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Terror funding module busted in Kashmir, 3 arrested
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The J&K Police on Wednesday busted a terror funding module from North Kashmir's Bandipore district, with the arrest of three persons, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
IYC activists stage protest against draft EIA notification
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Wednesday staged a protest at the residence of Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar over the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020, alleging that it has been designed to profit only a few.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Tattooed body in sack' mystery solved, four held: Police
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The mystery of the tattooed body in a gunny bag, found in Delhi's Tughlakabad area earlier this month, has been solved with the identification of the murder victim and arrest of the four people who had beaten him to death, police said on Wednesday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah keen to resolve Naga, ULFA, other NE issues: Sarma
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Centre and the NSCN-IM having resumed peace talks, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keen to resolve the Naga, ULFA, and inter-state border issues in the northeast.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Record 7,883 Covid cases in K'taka, 2,802 in Bengaluru alone
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday registered a record number of 7,883 new Covid cases, out of which Bengaluru alone reported 2,802 cases, taking the state's tally to 1.96 lakh, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
RBI asks UCBs to implement system-based asset classification
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank has asked urban co-operative banks to implement system-based asset classification.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Magisterial investigation ordered into Bengaluru riots: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
COVID-19: CAB defers player transfers window
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday deferred the window for transfer of its players in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP mourns Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi's demise
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Putting their political differences aside, BJP leaders on Wednesday mourned the sudden demise of Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies of cardiac arrest
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi (53) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
70% migrants returning to B'desh struggle to find employment: Survey
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Nearly 70 per cent of surveyed migrants who returned to Bangladesh from abroad between February and June 2020 are still unemployed, said a survey conducted on returnees in 12 districts across the country.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarat's Covid toll crosses 2,700, tally rises to 74,390
Gandhinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Gujarat's Covid toll rose to 2,715 with 18 fresh deaths on Wednesday, while the state's tally now stands at 74,390 with 1,152 new cases.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
After Pilot-Cong patch up, BJP to send Muralidhar Rao to Raj
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Just days after the Congress and Sachin Pilot decided to bury the hatchet, the central BJP leadership has decided to send a key leader from New Delhi to 'take stock' of the current political situation in Rajasthan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UAE, Sri Lanka identified as backup venues for 2021 T20 WC: Report
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the two backup venues for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup that is set to take place in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will crackdown on night parties amid pandemic: Goa DGP
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa Police will crackdown on the participants and organisers of night parties amid the Covid-19 pandemic, state Director General of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Assam to launch mega scheme for women's financial empowerment
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to financially empower women, the Assam government would provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious "Orunodoi" scheme, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Five family members burnt alive in Karnataka bus accident
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Five members of a family were burnt alive in the wee hours of Wednesday when the Bengaluru-bound bus they were travelling in caught fire for some unknown reason, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rapper Rishiking's new song 'Jai Hind' gets 500k views within a day
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Rapper-composer Rishikesh Pandey, popularly known as Rishiking, has come up with a new patriotic number dedicated to the Indian Army and army officers, and the song has garnered 500k views on YouTube within a day of release.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hafeez isolates from Pak squad after breaching bio-secure protocols
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has isolated himself from the Pakistan squad after breaching the bio-secure bubble in place for their tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Katra-Delhi express road corridor by 2023: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed that work has started on the first-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor which will be ready by 2023.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Political workers, Panchayat members to be provided better security: J&K L-G
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the administration will ensure better security arrangements for political workers and Panchayat representatives.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Maha Covid deaths, cases zoom up again, but recoveries rise too (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) After a brief lull, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths and cases soared again into thee higher ranges with the Mumbai region seeing a jumping of 1,000 deaths in just eight days, but simultaneously, recoveries have also improved, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday withdrew the complete lockdown on August 28 and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan again resorted to small arms firing and intense mortar shelling on Wednesday, violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
When TV star Namit Khanna turned model-cum-photographer during lockdown
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) TV star Namit Khanna recently carried out the dual job of being a model and a photographer for a campaign at the same time, and he loved it.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ordnance Factory makes bullet-resistant jackets for TN Police
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The first batch of bullet-resistant jackets made by the Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi, here was handed over to the Tamil Nadu Police, a defence release said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Kerala to use call records to trace contacts of Covid patients
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) In a move to help health authorities ensure that the spread of Covid is kept under control, the Kerala government has given the nod to track the mobile call detail record (CDR) of Covid positive cases, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The US government has entered into a $1.5 billion deal with biotechnology company Moderna for the manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt approves drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 cr
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 crore.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Anuradha Paudwal: I feel peace when I sing bhajans
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Singer Anuradha Paudwal has sung many devotional songs apart Bollywood hits, and has now released a new bhajan on the occasion of Janmashtami.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MCA panel suggests 2 formats for business responsibility reporting
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has recommended two separate formats for companies to file business responsibility reports.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maniesh Paul relives 'sitting in style' during free period at school
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-anchor Maniesh Paul on Wednesday went down memory lane and shared a throwback picture from his school days.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Road transport ministry allows sale of EVs without pre-fitted batteries
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. For the promotion of electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles, there are recommendations brought to the notice of the ministry to delink the cost of battery (which accounts for 30-40 per cent of the total cost) from the vehicle cost.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chennai Air Customs seize narcotics worth Rs 1.65 crore
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Two postal parcels from Belgium and Netherlands containing narcotics were detained by Customs, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KIsan Congress to protest outside PMO on Aug 17, if demands not met
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Four days after writing to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loan repayment by farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Wednesday threatened to protest outside the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) if the demands are not met.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IMA doctors to help Kolkata Police in Covid rescue drives
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA), a voluntary body of doctors in India, on Wednesday decided to appoint at least 2-4 doctors per police station under Kolkata Police's jurisdiction to help the force in rescuing critical Covid patients in the eastern metropolis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle Khanna reacts to 'period leave' debate
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna has reacted to the debate raging on social media, ever since a food delivery giant announced that all its women employees, including transgender people, can avail up to 10 days of period leaves in a year.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ali Asgar is 'honoured' to play Akbar in new show
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Ali Asgar says he feels honoured to play a strong character like Emperor Akbar in a new TV show.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Top hawala operator nabbed in Delhi suspected of working for Chinese intelligence (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Nabbed in a crackdown on a multi-billion hawala racket operating in Delhi-NCR, Luo Sang, alias Charlie Peng, is suspected to be an agent of the Chinese intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security (MSS).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Discoms dues to renewable generators rise 50% in Q1 FY21
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Not only in the conventional sector, discoms dues have also risen sharply in the renewable space adding further pressure in the power sector to continue generation without being paid.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Krushna Abhishek on Bharti Singh: Our camaraderie is on a different level
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek has joined hands with comedian Bharti Singh once again. He says their camaraderie is on a different level.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid dampens Janmashthami spirit at Krishna Janmabhoomi
Mathura/Vrindavan, Aug 12 (IANS) Never before has the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi worn such a forlorn look on Janmashthami. Without devotees this time due to the Covid pandemic, it was a sight that the twin-towns of Mathura and Vrindavan had never witnessed.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
After 3 months, I-T Dept to send communication to assessees facing probe
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After a gap of three months, the Income Tax (I-T) Department will once again start sending communications to assessees facing investigation or proceedings under the Income Tax Act, black money or benami property violations.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ali Fazal thanks late Robin Williams for healing him through his childhood
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal says late Hollywood star Robin Williams helped him get through his childhood in many ways. He adds that when Williams passed away, he received an unforgettable jolt.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Apple supplier Foxconn beats expectations with Q2 profits
Taipei, Aug 12 (IANS) Major Apple supplier Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, on Wednesday reported better-than expected results for the second quarter of this year on the back of strong server and computing business amid the pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
England will probably be a touch light in their middle order, feels Younis
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels the team can cash in on the absence of star England allrounder Ben Stokes in the second Test starting from Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Golfer Atwal returns to Wyndham Championship
Greensboro, Aug 12 (IANS) Arjun Atwal, one of India's most decorated golfers, returns to the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship this week, the scene of his most memorable triumph a decade back.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Golf
Defence chief negates CAG report on shortage and use of sub-standard high-altitude clothing
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As India rushes to procure winter clothing for thousands of troops positioned along the disputed India and China border, the army headquarters has contradicted the government's auditor findings about alleged shortage and use of sub-standard snow goggles, multipurpose boots and other high-altitude clothing and equipment essential in reserves for troops posted in areas such as Ladakh and Siachen.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kushal Tandon in music video of single that pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) TV star Kushal Tandon is back in the music video of a new single that pays tribute to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Red Bull Ring calling the Repsol Honda Team
Vienna, Aug 12 (IANS) Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Refrain from inappropriate social media posts: Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) With a provocative social media post triggering violence in Bengaluru, Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy and Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Wednesday cautioned people against posting inappropriate content online.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gehlot seeks to put a lid on Rajasthan crisis
Jaipur, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after MLAs from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp expressed their annoyance over the induction of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs back into the Congress, Gehlot on Wednesday sought to put a lid on the crisis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Hema Malini sings Janmashtami bhajans
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini, an ardent Lord Krishna follower, unveiled two devotional songs on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atletico women's team suspend training after four COVID-19 cases
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS) The Atletico Madrid women's team have suspended training following four positive cases of COVID-19 emerging among their squad and staff.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Life Prep Academy sign Ann Mary Zachariah, Siya Deodhar
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Life Prep Academy announced signing of Ann Mary Zachariah and Siya Deodhar.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Rasika Dugal: My career is about different people seeing me in different roles
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal has played a myriad of roles in her Bollywood career, and she credits different people with different ideas for such opportunities.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
I-T officers asked to attend PM's web telecast 'without fail'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued instructions for mandatory attendance of officers to view the web telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modis address to I-T officers and taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
59 inmates in Kerala jail test COVID positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 59 prisoners in Thiruvananthapuram jail tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Radhika Madan joins the 'Binod' meme frenzy
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Known for her quirky captions on social media posts, actress Radhika Madan has now indulged in a meme that has taken the Internet by storm.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
5,871 fresh cases push TN's Covid tally to 314,620
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The COVID-19 caseload of Tamil Nadu rose to 314,620 on Wednesday as 5,871 more people tested positive for the infection, while 119 more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 5,278, health officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NCLAT dismisses insolvency plea against Tata Chemicals
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the NCLT's order to set aside the plea for initiating Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) against Tata Chemicals.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bangladesh: Police foil shrine terror plot, 5 arrested
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh said they have arrested five men and busted an alleged plot by the Neo-JMB terror group to attack a prominent Sufi shrine in Sylhet city.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Preity Zinta mourns demise of personal secretary
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta is saddened about the demise of her personal secretary, Prasad Rao.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Imran, I was your Captain and will now intervene in politics too': Miandad
Karachi, Aug 12 (IANS) In what seems to be another bombshell in the volatile Pakistani politics, batting legend Javed Miandad threw a challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he would oppose every decision of his if it goes against the interests of Pakistan.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Hina Khan: Bollywood looks down upon TV actors
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) She did television for over a decade and has featured in Hindi films, but actress Hina Khan fails to understand why small screen stars are looked down upon in Bollywood.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI DSP gets HM medal for solving 2011 Dalit girl rape-murder case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Perseverance pays. This was proved once again when the "Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation" for 2020 was awarded to 121 police officers including CBI DSP Mukesh Sharma for solving the difficult case of the rape-cum murder of a Dalit girl by an Uttar Pradesh Police Constable.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thane man suffers for phone number similar to Rhea Chakraborty's
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) A Thane man, Sagar Surve has been facing torturous trolls and is having sleepless nights for having a phone number that is similar to actress Rhea Chakraborty. The numbers are similar but differ by a single digit.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Foreign cos among 23 firms in pre-bid for running pvt trains
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023 followed by 45 more in the next fiscal as per an initial timeline, the national transporter held the second pre-bid conference meeting which was attended by 23 companies including several foreign firms.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Birthday girl Sara Ali Khan pens special note for mom
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) On turning 25, actress Sara Ali Khan has penned a special message for her mother Amrita Singh.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is critical but stable: Hospital
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is critical but stable, said an official statement issued on Wednesday by the hospital he has been admitted to.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Pawar v/s Pawar: 79-year-old 'Chanakya's' earful to greenhorn grand-nephew
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) In an unprecedented outburst, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday openly snubbed his 30-year-old grand-nephew Parth A. Pawar over the latter's remarks and political stance.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
J&K's Covid tally crosses 26,000, toll rises to 498
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A total of 482 people tested positive for coronavirus in J&K on Wednesday, taking the Union Territory's tally to 26,413, while the death toll rose to 498 with eight more succumbing to the disease.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Special celebrations for elephants at Hyd Zoo including 82-yr-old Rani
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Eighty two-year-old Rani was the centre of attraction on World Elephant Day at the Nehru Zoological Park here on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Sudeva, Sreenidhi granted playing rights in I-League
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Football clubs Sudeva FC from Delhi and Sreenidhi FC from Visakhapatnam were on Wednesday granted direct entry to the I-League.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
B'wood hails SC decision on equal property rights to daughters
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Several Bollywood celebrities have hailed the Supreme Court verdict giving equal inheritance right of ancestral property to daughters.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399 (Ld)
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched Surface Duo in the US starting at $1,399. Surface Duo connects two PixelSense Fusion Displays to create one expansive 8.1-inch screen.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England replace Stokes with uncapped Robinson in 14-man squad for 2nd Test
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England have called up uncapped fast bowler Ollie Robinson as replacement for all-rounder Ben Stokes in the 14-man squad for their upcoming second Test against Pakistan. The match starts on Thursday with England leading the three-match series 1-0.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian origin celebs hail Kamala Harris selection for VP race in US polls
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) With Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate for the upcoming US presidential elections, Indian origin celebrities in the West are euphoric.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
26 gram panchayats in Goa approach SC in mining case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Twenty-six Gram Panchayats of Goa have approached the Supreme Court with an interlocutory application (IA) seeking impleadment in the Goa mining case.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Born on Janmashtami, Muslim man named son Krishna Muslim man named son, born on Janmashtami, as Krishna (Ld)
Indore, Aug 12 (IANS) In a rare example of communal harmony, Aziz Khan, a Muslim living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, gave a Hindu name to his son about 12 years ago.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched foldable Surface Duo device in the US starting at $1,399. Surface Duo connects two PixelSense Fusion Displays to create one expansive 8.1-inch screen.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid Turbulence: AI to close down 5 European stations
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India has decided to close down five of its European stations to reduce costs and streamline operations in the Covid era.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' director Rajamouli, family test Covid-19 negative
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Telugu filmmaker SS Rajamouli and his family have tested negative for Covid-19. The filmmaker tweeted to confirm the news on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Beirut explosion: Odisha asks factories to take safety measures
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) In the wake of the Beirut blast in Lebanon that killed over 150 people, the Odisha government has asked all factories to take all possible safety measures to prevent any untoward incident in the future, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manoj Bajpayee, wife lead the cause of generating livelihood locally
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and his wife Shabana Raza Bajpayee have lent their support to an initiative called 'Shramik Sammaan that aims to generate employment for the migrant workers who have returned to their home towns and villages during the lockdown.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
MoS Defence tests positive for Covid-19
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik has tested positive for Covid-19, the Minister tweeted on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
IAF objects to gender bias in movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has written a letter to Dharma Productions, Netflix and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), raising objections over inaccurate presentation of gender bias in the movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' which it said portrays the IAF in a bad light.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Born on Janmashtami, Muslim man named son Krishna
Indore, Aug 12 (IANS) In a rare example of communal harmony, Aziz Khan, a Muslim living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, gave a Hindu name to his son about 12 years ago.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Soha Ali Khan congratulates Kareena Kapoor on second pregnancy
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan shared a special message for sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan shortly after the latter announced her second pregnancy on Wednesday afternoon.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant-Rhea were slated to feature in Rumi Jaffery's film
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After many twists and turns in the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a former cook of the late actor, Ashok Kumar Khasu, says that Sushant and his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty were in touch with writer-actor Rumi Jaffery for an upcoming project. This statement by Sushant's cook is important because Rhea and Rumi had reportedly exchanged telephone calls nearly 230 times.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushant Singh Rajput's family raises voice against defamation campaign
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The family of Sushant Singh Rajput has asserted that the actor was murdered, and alleged that they are getting threats as they continue their fight for justice.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sameer Gehlaut steps down as Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sameer Gehlaut has stepped down as the Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance and henceforth will only be a Director in the company. Gehlaut is the founder of the company.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global cues, profit bookings debt equity market
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian equity market closed marginally lower on Wednesday after six consecutive sessions of gains.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Don't chart separate vaccine procurement pathways, states urged
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 met for the first time on Wednesday to deliberate on logistics, procurement and administration of the coronavirus vaccine.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple Watch ECG feature gets regulatory approval in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) The Apple Watch ECG feature that uses onboard sensors to record the electrical pulses that make a heartbeat, is finally coming to South Korea.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Committed to change some people's path of unrest: K'taka Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) If unrest is the way of life for a few people, then the state government is committed to changing that path, said a minister on Wednesday after arson, riot and vandalism rocked Bengaluru.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC to hear plea seeking panel to probe mismanagement of Covid pandemic on Fri
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a plea seeking an independent inquiry through a commission headed by a retired apex court judge into the alleged gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gehlaut quits as Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Sameer Gehlaut has stepped down as the Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance and taken up the role of Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of the company.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kamala Harris' nomination moment of pride for Indians: TN Dy CM
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday termed the nomination of US Senator Kamala Harris as the Democrats' Vice Presidential candidate for the upcoming US poll as a moment of pride for Indians.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Heated exchanges between BJP MLA, Gonda SHO lead to tension
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) A verbal duel between BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi and Gonda police station SHO Anuj Kumar Saini and accusations by both about manhandling by the other on Wednesday led to tension in the district, sources said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Need to reduce approval requirements for India to raise FDI'
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) India can thrive economically in the post-Covid world if it brings changes in policies to welcome global investments, including doing away with the large number of approval requirements for foreign direct investment (FDI), say experts.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dalai Lama saddened by Bihar floods, writes to Nitish
Dharamsala, Aug 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressing sadness at the loss of lives and the suffering that the state is facing as a result of severe monsoon flooding.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Roorkee joins Coursera to launch 2 AI, ML programmes
Roorkee, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee ((IIT-R) in partnership with leading online learning platform Coursera on Thursday launched two new online certificate programmes for professionals looking to build skills in data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Technology,Education
Punjab CM launches 'Smart Connect Scheme', gives smartphones to students
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday took a major digital leap forward with the statewide launch of its Rs 92 crore 'Punjab Smart Connect Scheme' by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who handed over smartphones to six Class XII students in a symbolic gesture.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Over 700 new corona cases in Jharkhand, Cong MLA tests positive
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Congress legislator has tested coronavirus positive in Jharkhand on Wednesday, the fourth such case in the state, even as over 700 new cases were detected across 22 districts in the state in the last 24 hours.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Club-level cricketer found dead at home in Mumbai suburb
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A club-level Mumbai cricketer has allegedly committed suicide after not being able to break into the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai fishermen find giant whale shark in net, probe ordered
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) A fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea, around 40-50 km off Colaba, netted a big and unexpected catch late on Tuesday night - a giant whale shark found to weigh over 2,000 kg, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Thoroughly investigate 'Chinese Hawala' racket: CAIT
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Centre to investigate the "Chinese Hawala" racket busted by the Income Tax Department.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nursing student jumps off UP medical college building, injured
Shahjahanpur, Aug 12 (IANS) A nursing student was critically injured after she allegedly jumped off the first floor of a medical college here in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why is Bollywood quiet on Sushant? TV star Shilpa Raizada asks
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his home in Mumbai on June 14, the media, social media and Bollywood lovers in general have been vocally expressing their views on the tragedy.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-DAY: Delhi police pulls the strings on Chinese manjha
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As part of tradition, Delhi skies are studded with kites of various shapes and sizes just as Independence Day approaches.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Customs probing Kerala minister Jaleel over protocol violation
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Customs department is now probing if there was any protocol violation by Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel in the sensational gold smuggling case.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No one should dare to repeat such acts, Pralhad Joshi tells K'taka HM
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The BJP seems to be in no mood to let pass Tuesday night's violence in Bengaluru by members of a community over a controversial social media post. Union Minister Prahlad Joshi on Wednesday spoke to the Karnataka Home Minister demanding "stern actions" be taken against those responsible, so that they don't "dare to repeat" what happened.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smartwatch can track drug levels inside body in real-time
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real-time using a custom smartwatch that analyses the chemicals found in sweat.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Hyderabad may give traditional Muharram procession a miss
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a shadow on Muharram, Hyderabad may miss the traditional 'Bibi Ka Alam' procession.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Subhash Ghai reacts to Mahima Chaudhry's claim that he bullied her
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai reacted to the claims of actress Mahima Chaudhry that he had bullied her and had made her life stressful by sending out a message to all producers that nobody should work with her.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rashid Khan has got all the tricks in his bag: Brett Lee
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Brett Lee feels Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be the one to look out for in this year's edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which starts from August 18.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft Xbox Series X launch confirmed for November
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) The Xbox Series X, Microsofts next-generation game console, is set to make its official appearance in November, although there is no information on pricing yet.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Cong MLAs insecure, welcome in BJP': Op Kamal continues in MP (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) "Operation Kamal" in Madhya Pradesh does not seem to have ended on March 10 when 22 Congress MLAs left the party for the BJP, thus bringing down the Kamal Nath government in the state.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Loans restructuring to increase lenders' refinancing requirements: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's decision to allow lenders to restructure loans would increase their refinancing requirements, especially for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), India Ratings and Research said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
In Covid times, rare market unison as bullion, equities on bull run
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in not just one aspect or two. In the world of investments and markets, it has also made an unprecedented trend occur in two investment portfolios -- gold and equities.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
58% APAC consumers increased online shopping during lockdown: Adobe
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) During the lockdown amid Covid-19, 58 per cent of consumers in the Asia Pacific region increased their online shopping frequency, according to an Adobe survey released on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Amid fresh government-NSCN (IM) talks, old issues resurface
Kohima/Itanagar/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Amidst the fresh Central government-NSCN (IM) negotiations, numerous issues including the role of the government's interlocutor and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi and inclusion of Naga inhabited areas resurfaced.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
FC Barcelona player tests positive for COVID-19
Barcelona, Aug 12 (IANS) An FC Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus after reporting back for pre-season training, the LaLiga side said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Soldier injured in militant firing in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier was injured when militants fired at a Rashtriya Rifles patrol in J&K's Baramulla district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2022 CWG village plan scrapped due to COVID-19 pandemic
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Organisers of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games have decided to scrap the single athletes' village after a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found it could not be completed in time.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Dell, NITI Aayog launch 2nd student entrepreneurship programme
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Dell Technologies in association with NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on Wednesday announced the second Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP 2.0) that would mentor eight teams to foray into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, announced on Wednesday that they were expecting an addition to their family.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Did Kareena Kapoor just announce her second pregnancy? The actress and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, made an announcement on Wednesday mentioning a new addition to their family.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rescheduled Paris Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Paris Marathon, which was re-scheduled to take place on November 15, on Wednesday, has been cancelled due to implications put forward by coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Confiscate B'luru rioters' properties like Yogi did: Karnataka MP
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday advised Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to go the Yogi Adityanath way in confiscating the rioters' properties to compensate for the loss to public property.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sri Lanka's new Cabinet sworn in
Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) 26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary election which saw the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa winning a landslide victory, securing a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
TN parties silent on Kamala Harris becoming Biden's VP pick
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's political parties are still to react on selection of US Senator Kamala Harris, who has roots in Chennai, as the running mate of Democrat Party's Presidential candidate Joe Biden for the November elections, while her aunt here is thrilled.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
600-km highway to connect J&K tourist spots
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With the help of the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh UT administration are planning to connect all picturesque tourist resorts through a new 600-km-long highway circuit.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Home Minister stresses on thorough probe of any crime
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday emphasized on thorough investigation of any crime, saying it plays a "pivotal role in delivering justice". Shah's remark came soon after the prestigious 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation' for 2020 was awarded to 121 police personnel across the country. "A thorough Investigation plays a pivotal role in delivering justice. I congratulate all the recipients of the Medal for Excellence in Investigation-2020'. This is a recognition of the outstanding service and commitment of our police personnel. India is proud of them!," the Home Minister tweeted. Those awarded include 15 officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, eight from Uttar Pradesh Police, seven each from Kerala and West Bengal Police, and the remaining from other states and Union Territories. Of the 121 personnel, twenty-one are women police officers. The recipients are from Constable to Deputy Commissioner of Police ranks. A total of 96 police personnel from across the country were awarded the medal last year.The medal was constituted in 2018 with an objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise such excellence.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
80% Indian students think new jobs will soon arise: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of Indian students said new jobs and skill needs will arise as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic while 77 per cent revealed the pandemic has made them rethink their career path, a new survey said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
Big B gets emotional on mother's birth anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan paid a pictorial tribute to his late mother on her birth anniversary, and remembered her with a silent prayer in his heart.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid-19 pushes down growth of Indian Pharma market to 0.2%
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is having a mixed bag for the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) that registered a muted growth in July on the back of a sharper decline in volumes and higher offtake of trade generic medicines.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fujifilm launches square format smartphone printer in India
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Wednesday launched its first square format smartphone printer for Rs 12,999 in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Women's int'l cricket returns for the first time since 2020 T20 WC final
Dubai, Aug 12 (IANS) Womens international cricket returned on Wednesday for the first time since the final of the T20 World Cup as Austria host Germany in the first of five T20Is.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
One-day Kerala Assembly session on Aug 24
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Kerala Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided to hold a one-day sitting of the state Assembly on August 24.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Over 70% Covid patients recover in India: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country's recovery rate has soared past 70 per cent due to successful implementation of an effective containment strategy, and aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with standardised clinical management.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Celebs pray for speedy recovery of Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood and television celebrities took to their verified social media accounts on Wednesday to share prayers for veteran actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. While many expressed shock, they also wished Sanju Baba a speedy recovery.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ayodhya temple trust seeks donation from devotees
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday made a formal appeal to devotees to make contributions for the temple.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Gurpreet and I have a lot in common, says Subrata Paul
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Iconic India goalkeeper Subrata Paul lauded fellow custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as he recently went down the memory lane looking back at their relationship, saying that his younger colleague "has many glorious years in front of him".
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Post-mortem would have ended speculation on Lal Bahadur Shastri's death (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Lal Bahadur Shastri was "killed twice. First, in Tashkent and then, by us when we deleted him from our minds" by ignoring the circumstances of his death, says a new book on the death of Indias second Prime Minister.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong condemns B'luru violence, questions police role
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after the attack on its party MLA in Bengaluru, the Congress has condemned the incident and has questioned the role of the police in controlling the riots in which three persons died.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hiring activity in India recovers 5% in July: Naukri.com
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The nationwide relaxations in lockdown and re-opening of critical industries have paved the way for a marginal recovery of five per cent in hiring activities in July compared to June, Naukri.com said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Aspirational Bharat sees 120% spike in productivity on phones: TECNO CMR survey
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A new Mobile Industry Consumer Insights (MICI) Survey, conducted by CyberMedia Research (CMR) in association with TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings on Wednesday revealed that consumers in Aspirational Bharat saw a 120 per cent spike in smartphone usage for productivity compared to pre Covid-19 levels.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL for ban on disinfectant tunnels
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to respond to a plea that sought immediate ban on the production, advertisement, installation, and use of disinfection tunnels which spray chemical disinfectants to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Priyanka Chopra to Kamala Harris: Look how far we have come!
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has congratulated US Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on becoming the first person of Indian descent to achieve that honour.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mumbai fishermen net a whale shark
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Late on Tuesday night, a fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea accidentally netted a big catch around 40-50 kms off Colaba.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Former cook says Sushant could not have been depressed
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) People closely associated with deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput continue to come out with new revelations, nearly two months after his mysterious death.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I do feel I've got a lot more to give: Sibley
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) England opener Dom Sibley is hungry for more runs and does not want to rest on his bright start to the Test career.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amid spike, Goa's 2nd Covid hospital becomes operational
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid a sustained spike in the coronavirus cases, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the state's second designated Covid-19 hospital was now operational.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'Maha & TN with 31% active cases can hit Covid peak soon'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said 10 states in India account for 81 per cent of total active Covid-19 cases. However, it is Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu who have contributed 23 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, and they could well be on their journey to defeat the virus soon, say experts.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sara Ali Khan has low-key birthday celebration
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan turned a year older on Wednesday, and she had a low-key celebration with her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan in Goa.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi police ASI dies as under construction floor of house collapses
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Delhi police ASI succumbed to the injuries he sustained after the under construction third floor of a building in the Bara Hindu Rao area of North Delhi collapsed on Wednesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hockey teams to resume sporting activities at SAI Bengaluru from Aug 19
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The men's and women's hockey teams at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru will resume sporting activities from August 19, SAI said in a statement on Wednesday. The players had been asked to assemble at the campus on August 4.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Muslim body wants hospital, school on Ayodhya land
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) is not in favour of constructing a mosque on the five-acre land given to Muslims in lieu of the Babri mosque.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Making every bit count: Hardik shares workout video ahead of IPL 13
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to kick start in the UAE from September 19, fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is raring to take the field for Mumbai Indians and he is leaving no stones unturned in his preparation.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
ED seizes mobiles, electronic gadgets of Rhea, kin
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the money laundering case in connection with late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has seized the mobile phones of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and her father Indrajit, sources said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Majeed Memon: Sushant was not as famous during his lifetime as after death
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party leader and senior criminal lawyer Majeed Memon has called out the media clamour around the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, saying that publicising every minute development adversely affects truth and justice. Memon is being criticised by a section of social media for his comment.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sevilla can beat 'biggest team in the world' Man Utd, says Lopetegui
Cologne, Aug 12 (IANS) Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has termed Manchester United as the biggest club in the world after his team set-up a semi-final clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's troops in the Europa League.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Goa telecom policy bats for instant approval for mobile towers
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa Cabinet on Wednesday approved the state Telecom Infrastructure policy which will enable single-window clearance for erection of mobile telephony towers and laying of telecom cables in the state. It will do away with the need for clearances from local elected bodies.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Technology
Shia board issues Muharram guidelines
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has issued its Muharram advisory, asking people to follow all norms of social distancing, wear masks and wherever possible, take part in Muharram rituals online or via TV channels broadcasting them.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Shakib is world class, will get into the groove quickly, feels Domingo
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo is confident that star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will get back into the groove fast once he makes a retun to international cricket.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
To end protests, Goa drops 45,000 sq. mts from IIT land for temple site
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday resolved to revert 45,000 sq. mts of land identified for the upcoming IIT-Goa campus project, to an existing temple following weeks of protests by the local villagers.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National
Sushant fans troll Sadak 2 trailer, with apologies to Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The trailer of the upcoming Mahesh Bhatt directorial, Sadak 2, was released on Wednesday morning and within a few hours, the number of dislikes on the video widely surpassed the number of likes on it. Interestingly, many netizens are trolling the trailer with apologies to Sanjay Dutt, cast member of the film who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
South Korea to ban 'backdoor online advertising' from September
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) South Korea will ban social media influencers from pitching a new product or service on their online platforms without disclosing their business ties with corporate sponsors from next month, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Defence/Security
Reliance Foundation partners with W-GDP, USAID to bridge gender gap
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Under the Womens Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a new partnership between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Reliance Foundation will bridge the gender and digital divide in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Pasteurising human milk inactivates Covid-19 virus: Study
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that pasteurising human milk inactivates the virus that causes Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
'It took police firing to control Bengaluru riot'
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) It took firing by the city police, resulting in the deaths of three people, to bring the riot under control in Bengaluru, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cancer survivors Manisha Koirala, Yuvraj Singh pen messages for Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Cancer survivors, actress Manisha Koirala and former cricketer Yuvraj Singh, have taken to social media to pen words of encouragement and prayers for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CPSEs driven consolidation, M&A may rescue FY21 disinvestment plan (Disinvestment blues in Covid times - Part 3)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government's disinvestment plan is unable to gain any momentum even after a third of the year has ended, the focus once again has shifted to cash-rich and financially stronger central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to initiate consolidation and merger acquisition exercise by buying government equity in companies lined up in the sell-off programme.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eng vs Pak: Ahead of 2nd Test, Atherton defends Azhar Ali
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Former England cricketer Michael Atherton has come to the aid of under-fire Pakistan captain Azhar Ali ahead of the second Test starting Thursday at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
LinkedIn sells SlideShare to digital library leader Scribd
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced to sell SlideShare, the hosting platform for presentations and other professional content to US-based e-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd for an undisclosed sum.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Punjab leaders should air grievances at party forum only: Cong
New Delhi/Dalhousie, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid the war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and former State President and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa, the Congress has said that those having grievances should speak at the party forum only.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman commits suicide along with minor son in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) A woman committed suicide along with her seven-year-old son by jumping before an oncoming train in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Brazilian Eli Sabia signs Chennaiyin FC contract extension
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday announced that Brazilian defender Eli Sabia has signed a contract extension that will see the 31-year-old feature in the 2020-21 campaign for the two-time Indian Super League champions.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Covid cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Dir
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria, one of India's leading medical experts, has asserted that the coronavirus cases in the country have not yet hit their peak or even plateaued.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets, 2,100 more 'candidates'
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) During its two-year-long primary mission, NASA's planet hunter TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers are working to confirm, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Top Hizbul commander Azad Lalhari killed in J&K encounter
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Azad Lalhari was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Follow these Vaastu tips to gain good health
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) A few changes in the Vaastu of your house can help you gain good health, even at a time when you might be suffering from stress and anxiety due to the locked and crisis created by the pandemic, says Dr Acharya Vinod Kumar Ojha.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Akshay Kumar the only Indian in Forbes 2020 list of 10 highest paid male actors
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to feature in the Forbes 2020 list of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors in the world.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
V-P urges people to push Atmanirbhar campaign amid corona crisis
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Referring to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged people to display greater resilience to defeat the virus and to give a major push to the Atmanirbhar campaign by all the stakeholders.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harbhajan & Laxman used to trouble us a lot, says Gilchrist
Melbourne, Aug 12 (IANS) Australia legend Adam Gilchrist has said India's VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh always used to give them a hard time during the memorable faceoffs between the two cricketing giants in the early 2000s.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vijayan realises he is losing ground: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has realised he is losing ground on account of various reasons and "hence he is losing his bearings", said the Congress on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
How Bollywood is celebrating Janmashtami
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) On the occasion of Janmashtami celebrities took to social media to extend greetings to their fans, giving a glimpse on how they are celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday. When in lockdown a festival is a welcome distration, bringing with cheer and hope.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maanayata requests Sanjay Dutt's fans to not fall prey to unwarranted rumours
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Maanayata Dutt issued a statement on Wednesday requesting fans not to fall prey to speculations and unwarranted rumours over the health condition of her husband, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
1,897 new corona cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) In one of the highest daily jumps in coronavirus infections, Telangana reported 1,897 new cases that increased its total tally to 84,544 while nine more fatalities during the last 24 hours took its death toll to 654, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
With mannequins in PPE kits, Birbhum shopkeepers spread awareness
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) In a unique gesture to sensitise the public to Covid-19 crisis, many shopkeepers in West Bengal's Birbhum district have put up mannequins sporting face masks and PPE kits in the show windows.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Post-weaning depression: It's time we start talking about it
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) Post-weaning depression is a form of mental illness which can occur after a woman stops breastfeeding. Like other depression, it requires immediate medical attention. It is a result of hormonal fluctuations and/or the psychological stress of weaning the baby away from breast milk in favour of semi-solid food.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Help you children cope with fear and anxiety
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) People are developing idiosyncratic habits to cope in a world overwhelmed by a pandemic. In a matter of days the rules have changed, and continue to disrupt our daily lives to a great deal.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tiger Shroff joins 'Sunfeast India Run As One' initiative
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has joined 'Sunfeast India Run As One initiative', which according to the organisers, is country's largest citizen movement to restart livelihoods amid the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning this Independence Day.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Smudge-proof your makeup when wearing a mask
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) With the safety at the top of your mind hygiene rituals are replacing beauty routines, and wearing a face mask has become the new normal. While a mask covers most of our face, it should not stop one from wearing make-up. Do we apply makeup for to boost our confidence and or for others to see?
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
121 policemen awarded Home Minister's medal for excellence
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The prestigious 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation' for 2020 has been awarded to 121 police personnel across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
LeT terrorist held in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist was arrested in a joint operation by security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipore district on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Odisha's corona cases cross 50K mark, toll rises to 305
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) Odisha's coronavirus cases reached 50,672 with the detection of record 1,876 new cases in the last 24 hours, the Health Department said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
4 killed, 8 injured in road mishap in UP's Mathura
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Four persons were killed and eight others injured in an accident involving a private bus and an unidentified vehicle on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district on Wednesday morning, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee remains critical
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's condition remains critical following an emergency brain surgery two days ago, and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital here said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Two held for UP BJP leader's murder
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested for the murder of former BJP district president Sanjay Khokhar who was shot dead on Tuesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Asia's FIFA 2022 WC qualifiers postponed due to COVID-19
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (IANS) Asia's upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup have been postponed to next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the entire world.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Youths save woman stuck in Bengal flash flood
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) In an act of sheer bravery, two youths in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday rescued a woman who got stuck in a flash flood while washing clothes sitting along a riverbank.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra launches scheme to promote entrepreneurship among women
Amaravati, Aug 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday launched a new scheme called 'YSR Cheyutha' aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among women to make them self-reliant.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 12 in India
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced its latest version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12 in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PM to launch platform for honouring honest taxpayers
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform to honour honest taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gold, silver prices now collapse after record run
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Futures of gold and silver which were touching new highs every other day lately have started to falter in line with international markets and traders booking profits.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushant's brother sends legal notice to Raut, seeks apology
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's BJP MLA brother Niraj Kumar Babloo has sent a legal notice to Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and sought an apology within 48 hours over his alleged offensive comments on Sushant relations with his father K.K. Singh.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung's brand value estimated at $57.3bn, highest in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) The brand value of Samsung Electronics Co. is estimated at near $57.3 billion, the largest among South Korean companies, according to a new report.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
You're strong & will see this tough phase through: Yuvraj to Sanjay Dutt
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has sent across a heartfelt message to Sanjay Dutt after it was revealed that the Bollywood superstar has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lawyer Ujjwal Nikam invokes jurisdiction issue in SSR case
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Renowned criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam on Wednesday slammed the Bihar Police in the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput case, saying its allegations against Mumbai Police are 'regrettable' since the case is out of its jurisdiction.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Flurry of lockdowns interrupted recovery in Julu 2nd half: Bajaj Auto
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The flurry of lockdowns across the country in many major cities and states interrupted the recovery in the second half of July, according to Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto. "As a result the outcome in July was a bit lower than June retails," he added.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
England's shortened domestic season to conclude with Blast Finals Day
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday confirmed that this summers shortened domestic season will culminate with T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on October 3.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mozilla Firefox lays off 250 employees, shuts Taiwan operations
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Popular browser Mozilla Firefox has announced to lay off 250 employees and shut its operations in Taiwan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Telangana minister urges social media users to be responsible
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Telangana Industries Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Wednesday said that social media cannot turn into an instrument for antisocial behaviour.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Eng vs Pak: Stokes-less hosts look to clinch series in Southampton (Preview)
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) England will be eager to register back-to-back series wins on home soil when they take on Pakistan in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series at the Ageas Bowl starting Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Derogatory social media post accused arrested in B'luru
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) City police have arrested the person accused of posting a derogatory message which triggered riots in Bengaluru east last night, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL 13: Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday announced that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TikTok monitored device data in violation of Google policies: Report
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) TikTok secretly collected device data for months via its Android app using a technique that Google prohibits developers from using without consent of users, The Wall Street Journal reported.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Reward announced for info on Hapur rape accused
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) The Hapur police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Dalpat, the accused in the rape of a six-year-old girl.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
itel Vision 1 3GB with India's most affordable waterdrop display on Flipkart
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) itel, the leading smartphone brand from Transsion Holdings, on Wednesday launched itel Vision 1 3GB variant, a successor to its category disruptor smartphone Vision 1.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Harris's Indian and African-Jamaican heritages create American dream
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Kamala Devi Harris has deftly melded her dominant African American identity with that of her Indian background as a Tamil to create the evergreen American classic of the immigrant dream.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Huawei patents smartphone with all screen fingerprint unlock tech
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has reportedly filed a patent for smartphones with all-screen fingerprint unlock technology.
2020-08-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Kohli & Anushka's 'take a break' session leaves fans in splits
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma on Wednesday shared a video on their social media handles in which the duo got involved in a hilarious '#TakeABreak' session.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Karan Wahi: Was sceptical to shoot amid pandemic
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Karan Wahi, who is currently busy shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made In India, was initially sceptical to go outdoors and resume work, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mukherjee's daughter posts emotional tweet
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As former President Pranab Mukherjee remains in critical condition after a brain surgery, her daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee on Wednesday posted an emotional message on her Twitter handle.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trust to open bank accounts, seek donations for Ayodhya mosque
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), the trust constituted by the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya, is inviting donations and will open two bank accounts for the purpose.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
HI has utilised this period reall well to upskill umpires, says Shaikh
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) With domestic events put on a hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Hockey India has ensured this period is not lost on technical officials and umpires in the country.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Donald will trump, predicts Kerala numerologist
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Donald Trump may be trailing his Democrat rival Joe Biden in US polls in the run-up to the presidential poll, but a 68-year-old Kerala numerologist is ready to place his bet on Trump's re-election as the US President in November for the second term.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
Vaping linked to higher Covid-19 risk in young adults: Study
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) A US study led by Indian-origin researcher has found that teenagers and young adults who used e-cigarettes (vaping) were more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
2 light combat choppers made by HAL deployed in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid border tension with China in Eastern Ladakh, two Light Combat Helicopters developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have been deployed for operations at high altitude in Leh to support Indian Air Force missions.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adobe APAC MD joins tech firm New Relic to run India biz
Singapore, Aug 12 (IANS) US-based tech company New Relic on Wednesday announced to appoint Adobe APAC managing director Ben Goodman as senior vice president for its business in the ASEAN, India, Greater Hong Kong and Korea regions.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Low key Janmashtami celebrations in Agra as corona cases surge
Agra, Aug 12 (IANS) Gloom and despair greeted Krishna Janmashtami festival in the entire Braj Mandal battling with Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Double-centurion Kent batsman dropped for taking selfie with fans
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Kent batsman Jordan Cox has been excluded from the clubs next Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex starting on Saturday following a breach of the teams COVID-19 protocols.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Apple Watch future models to use micro-LED display: Report
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to use a micro-LED display instead of an OLED panel in its future Apple Watch.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ram temple in Ayodhya and the question of faith (Comment)
Let's go to Ayodhya again. On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Ram, in connection with the bhoomi pujan for the Ram temple. There was nothing unlawful about it. Following the Supreme Court verdict on the issue, the head of the government was participating in the ceremony for the construction of the temple organised by the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust. The event was telecast live on Doordharshan and other channels took live footage from Doordarshan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Vir Das to release unscripted homegrown comedy special
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor and comedian Vir Das is set to unveil an unscripted homegrown comedy special that was created from his 30 virtual shows during the lockdown.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tesla stock up 7% after car maker announces 5-1 share split
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Elon Musk-run Tesla has announced a five-for-one split of its common stock that goes into effect on August 21.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak awarding illegal gold, uranium mining contracts to China in Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan, in violation of international laws and defiance of its own Constitution, has given a free hand to Chinese mining companies to plunder natural resources in the occupied Gilgit Baltistan (GB) area. Not only that, Islamabad has also signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Beijing to build a mega dam in the Daimer division, an area that legally belongs to India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Facebook purges more adult nudity, graphic content on Instagram
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Facebook has removed more pieces of content related to adult nudity and sexual activity along with violent and graphic content on Instagram in the second quarter this year.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Expect Dhoni to be part of CSK in 2021 & 2022 IPLs: CEO Viswanathan
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan believes that veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni will be a part of the franchise for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Life span of Ram temple will 1,000 years: Champat Rai
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Ram temple in Ayodhya is being designed to last at least 1,000 years and also withstand earthquakes of high magnitude.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Follow teachings of Lord Krishna: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday extended warm wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami, saying teachings and philosophy of Lord Krishna are still relevant.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
60,963 new corona cases take India tally across 23L
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's novel Coronavirus tally crossed the 23-lakh mark on Wednesday with detection of 60,963 new cases in the last 24 hours, while 834 more fatalities took the death toll to 46,091, the Health Ministry said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 dead in B'luru, 110 arrested for rioting over FB post (5th Lead)
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson that resulted after an inflammatory social media post in parts of East Bengaluru. Over 100 rioters have been arrested, said the police on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft fixes 120 vulnerabilities, including 2 zero-day bugs
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft has fixed 120 vulnerabilities with its new security patch, including two zero-day bugs in Windows operating system and Internet Explorer that were being exploited by the hackers.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Twitter testing automatic translation for tweets
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Twitter has kicked off a test with a small group of users across iOS and Android in Brazil that automatically translates tweets that are in a language they may not be able to read.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lucknow records highest spike of 831 Covid cases in a day
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Lucknow has recorded an all-time high of 831 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, as it crossed the 14,000 mark. Medical experts have said that if immediate steps are not taken the state capital may soon cross the 1,000-mark in a day.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Markets open in red
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
He's off Christmas card & present list: Broad on his father who penalised him
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad, who has been fined by his father and match referee Chris Broad for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Pakistan, has come up with a hilarious reaction.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UPSRTC to sell reusable masks to passengers
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), in view of the increasing number of Coronavirus cases, has initiated the selling of reusable protective face masks at its major bus stands across the state.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple inks first-look deal with Martin Scorsese
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Apple has inked a first-look film and TV deal with Hollywood maestro Martin Scorsese.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
All 6 COVID-19 positive hockey players shifted to hospital: SAI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) All six Indian men's hockey team players, who have tested positive for coronavirus, have been shifted to a multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed on Wednesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
CRPF officer shoots himself in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was injured after he allegedly shot himself with his service rifle in Kashmir on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Search suffers unprecedented outage, fixes the bug
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Google has suffered a massive technical glitch in its Search algorithm that left users clueless as the searches threw weird results globally.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Hanuman idol desecrated in UP's Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) An idol of Lord Hanuman was desecrated at a temple in Muzaffarnagar, following which additional police force has been deployed in the area.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
100 in Lucknow jail fall sick after getting schizophrenia meds
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 100 inmates of Lucknow jail fell ill after they were administered a wrong medicine.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tutor held for showing porn clips to 10-yr-old student
Kanpur, Aug 12 (IANS) The Kanpur police have arrested a private tutor on Tuesday for allegedly showing porn video clips on his mobile to a 10-year-old student.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier, terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier was killed while another was injured as they brought down a terrorist in a fierce encounter in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Google launches 'The Anywhere School' with over 50 new features
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As millions of students navigate learning from home, Google has announced a new initiative called The Anywhere School, bringing over 50 new features across Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products to hundreds of thousands of viewers in more than 250 countries around the world.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Venus ousts Azarenka, sets Serena clash in Top Seed Open
Lexington, Aug 12 (IANS) Former World No.1 Venus Williams came out with a commanding performance in the opening round of the inaugural Top Seed Open as she registered a triumphant straight-sets victory over Victoria Azarenka.
2020-08-12
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
CRPF officer critical after shooting himself in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector was shifted to hospital on Wednesday in a critical condition after he reportedly shot himself in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
External auditors to evaluate our content review process: Facebook
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Facebook has said it will go through an independent third-party audit to validate the numbers and metrics it publishes in its Community Standards Enforcement Report.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mbappe may return to pitch for PSG clash against Atalanta
Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League confidence has been boosted as coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the possibility for their ace striker Kylian Mbappe to play in their Champions League quarter-final clash against Atalanta on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Himachal Governor, CM felicitate people on Janamashtami
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday felicitated the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Manushi Chhillar: Likes and shares in virtual world add to pressure
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress and former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar, on the occasion of International Youth Day on Wednesday, said that youth should feel free to be themselves, but also warned against online toxicity.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Halep, Martic enter second round of Prague Open
Prague, Aug 12 (IANS) No.1 seed Simona Halep was made to toil hard in the opening round of the Prague Open as she eventually edged out Slovenia's Polona Hercog 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(3).
2020-08-12
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19 hits 18 footballers of Brazilian Serie B side CSA
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) A Brazilian second division football match has been postponed after 18 players from Central Sportivo Alagoano (CSA) tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Silence, film therapy in session
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The lockdown may have paused the film and and television industry's frames, but it has become the central figure in filmmaker Kabir Singh Chowdhry's latest movie 'Mono Maniacs', which has already garnered two thousand hits on YouTube, with filmmakers and artists like Richa Chadha,Varun Grover, Deepa Mehta and Maya Krishna Rao talking about it. Deepa Mehta recently tweeted: "Between poetry and the macabre lies Kabir Singh Chowdhry's Mono Maniacs - see it and gasp."
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
American who wanted to become LeT executioner sentenced to 15 years
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) An American who wanted to go to Pakistan to become an executioner for the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorist organisation has been sentenced in a US federal court here to 15 years in prison.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National
Abish Mathew on comedians being trolled for past sketches, tweets
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Several stand-up comics have lately been trolled for their sketches and tweets of the past, and renowned comedian Abish Mathew feels we have surely seen times when society at large was more open-minded.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU agrees MoU with 8 partners in support for COVID-19 fight
Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight non-EU partners to help their businesses limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman
Geneva, Aug 12 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is in close contact with Russia regarding a possible pre-qualification of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, a WHO spokesman said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
"The promise of the American dream": Praise pours in for Kamala Harris
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) An outpouring of high praise, heady emotion and a sense of collective pride among people of colour is surging across internet chatter and media coverage soon after Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Indian American Kamala Harris as his choice of running mate to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 US election this November.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National
Dark side of the dazzle and fame
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Whether Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life or was killed is a raging question right now, but this much seems obvious that he was going through a phase of intense mental and psychological pressure in his last days. The situation again spotlights the dark side of the world of glamour and sparkles.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks fall as tech shares slide
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) US stocks dropped, dragged by losses in big tech names.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN assessing Beirut needs as emergency aid arrives
United Nations, Aug 12 (IANS) Aid arrivals are increasing in Lebanon as the United Nations continues its assessment of Beirut's emergency needs following last week's massive explosion, a UN spokesman said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
FIR against Haryana Kisan Congress leader in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell filed an FIR with cyber cell against Haryana Kisan Congress Vice Chairman Tejbir Mayana for posting an article on "Facebook" pertaining to differences between newly appointed BJP state president Om Prakash Dhankar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
'Connectivity initiatives by B'desh, India to reduce cost of trade'
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Riva Ganguly Das said ,the excellent state of Indo-Bangla bilateral relations and the recent connectivity initiatives taken by both the countries in railways and inland waterways will help to reduce the cost of trade.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
In breakthrough for Indian Americans, Biden picks Harris as vice president nominee (Ld)
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected Kamala Devi Harris as the nominee for vice president in a historic move that marks a breakthrough for Indian Americans in US politics.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
Lebanese president vows full probe into Beirut blasts
Beirut, Aug 12 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun vowed to continue investigations into the explosions that rocked Beirut on Aug. 4, killing 171 people and wounding around 6,000 others.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
More foreign donations to Lebanon arrive after Beirut's blasts
Beirut, Aug 12 (IANS) More foreign donations arrived in Lebanon after last week's huge explosions that rocked the capital Beirut, the National News Agency reported.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Iran to hold run-off parliamentary elections on Sept 11
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS) The Iranian government's spokesman said on Tuesday that the run-off parliamentary elections will be held on September 11, Tasnim news agency reported.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UK PM confirms 300-mn-pound funding for hospitals in England
London, Aug 12 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 300-million-pound (US $392-million) fund for hospitals across England to help them prepare for winter and the risk from further outbreaks of coronavirus.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Violence in B'luru over 'derogatory' social media post (4th Ld)
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday night over a "derogatory message' posted by a politician's relative on social media.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biden picks Kamala Harris to be Democratic vice president nominee
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected Kamala Devi Harris as the nominee for vice president in a historic move that marks a breakthrough for Indian American in US politics.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National
Violence in B'luru over 'derogatory' social media post (3rd Ld)
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday night over a "derogatory message' posted by a politician's relative on social media.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence in B'luru over 'derogatory' social media post (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday night over a "derogatory message' posted by politician's relative on social media.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Violence in B'luru over 'derogatory' social media post
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday night over a "derogatory message' posted by politician's relative on social media.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gujarat records 1,118 new Covid cases, 23 more deaths
Gandhinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Gujarat's coronavirus tally reached 73,238 on Tuesday with 1,118 new cases and the death toll rose to 2,697 with 23 fresh fatalities.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Violence in Bengaluru over 'derogatory' social media post
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in eastern Bengaluru late on Tuesday over a "derogatory message" posted by a politician's relative on social media.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sequential uptick: India's June industrial production rises (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's factory output in June showed a healthy pickup from the May level, but remained deeply in the red on a yearly basis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beirut holds vigil to mourn blast victims
Beirut, Aug 12 (IANS) People in Beirut attended a vigil for the more than 200 victims of the huge explosion that devastated the Lebanese capital a week ago.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Political circles mourn Rahat Indori's demise
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Condolences have poured in for noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori, who passed away on Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The poet had also tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ankita Lokhande shares 'prayers and positivity' for Sushant
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Ankita Lokhande, ex-girlfriend of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shared with fans her prayers for justice, over the verdict of the Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
LS organises beginner level programme in French
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Tuesday began a beginner-level course in French for the officials and staff of the LS Secretariat at the Parliament House.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP backs rail, road, power projects in Goa's forest areas
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Goa unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defended three upcoming projects in the forest areas in South Goa, saying the projects were necessary for development and urged activists protesting against rail, road and power projects to consider their positive aspects.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Coronavirus recoveries cross 1 lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Coronavirus recoveries in Karnataka crossed the 1 lakh mark on Tuesday, while 6,257 fresh cases were registered, taking the state's tally to 1.88 lakh, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 6K cr grant released to help 14 states in Covid fight
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In an attempt to assist states effectively address the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre on Wednesday released the fifth instalment of their share of revenue deficit grant, amounting to over Rs 6,000 crore.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala can't agree with many recommendations in draft EIA notification: CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that the state government has come out with its opinion on the amendment to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Act, saying it does not agree with many of the points which have been raised.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala records new high of 1,417 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 1,417 more people tested Covid positive on Tuesday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 12,721.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
OYO ties up with states for quarantine facilities
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In continuation of its initiative to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, OYO Hotels and Homes has partnered with over 24 state governments, local authorities and hospitals under the 'OYO Care' initiative to offer some of its properties for pay-per-use quarantine and self-isolation facilities at affordable prices.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sportspersons extend Janmashtami greetings on social media
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and current India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday extended Janmashtami greetings to fans and followers on social media. Janmashtami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police bust fake call centre racket
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Delhi Police have arrested seven persons, including a telecom company sales promoter, and busted a fake call centre in Vikas Nagar in outer Delhi's Ranhola area.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Alarming 90% rise in US kids cases over 4 weeks: Report
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) COVID-19 cases in US children have climbed an alarming 90 per cent in the last 30 days alone, according to new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association that has landed just ahead of the Fall school reopening season in the country.
2020-08-11
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Amid row over power bills, Goa CM announces rebate for consumers
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) Amid a series of protests by opposition parties against the Goa Electricity Department over inflated power bills, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday announced a rebate of Rs 18.3 crore for all consumers.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
CII calls for foreign trade policy, export finance expansion
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry has come up with a 10-point agenda for growth of India's exports, wherein it has sought implementation of a Foreign Trade Policy at the earliest and expansion of export finance.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DGCA suspends AirAsia India's two key personnel
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Civil aviation regulator DGCA has suspended two senior captains of AirAsia India responsible for the operations and safety aspects of the airline.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it was revealed on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab CM asks Bajwa to approach him on security withdrawal
Chandigarh, Aug 11 (IANS) Taking strong exception to the Congress MP's attack on the integrity and fairness of the Punjab DGP, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked Pratap Singh Bajwa to write to him, or to the party high command in Delhi if he had any grudge or complaint against the state government.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Poster parodying 'Sadak 2' goes viral
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) A parody poster of the original poster of the forthcoming Mahesh Bhatt directorial, Sadak 2, has gone viral on social media.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Any medical institution in POJKL requires permission under Indian Medical Council Act
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Board of Governors in a supersession of the Medical Council of India have declared that Pakistan is in illegal occupation of Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and any qualification obtained from these areas will not be recognised to allow the practice of medicine in India.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
'Customers looking for alternates amid rising petrol, diesel prices'
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As petrol and diesel prices remain around record levels, the Indian Auto LPG Coalition has said that consumers are now looking for economical alternative fuels that can save fuel costs without compromising on vehicle performance.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IPL: Akashdeep, Sayan added to IPL list from Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Amid the prevailing gloom of the Covid-19 pandemic, a sliver of light and positivity filled the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) with confirmation of Akashseep and Sayan Ghosh's participation in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Photo with 'Ram in your life can' win you trip to Ayodhya
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Riding high on the recent 'bhumi pujan' ceremony for the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, a BJP MP has started a week-long online campaign to identify the "Ram in your life", which may get you an all expense paid trip to Ayodhya.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Six Congress MLAs in Manipur quit Assembly
Imphal, Aug 11 (IANS) In yet another jolt for the opposition Congress in Manipur, six party MLAs have resigned from the Assembly and the Speaker has accepted five of the six resignation letters, officials said on Tuesday night.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
J&K sees 564 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) A total of 564 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, taking the Union Territory's tally to 25,931.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook removes 22.5mn hate speech content, 1.5bn fake accounts in Q2
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Facebook on Tuesday said that it purged 22.5 million pieces of hate speech content in the second quarter (April-June) this year, increased from 9.6 million pieces of content in Q1, and its proactive detection rate for hate speech increased 6 points from 89 per cent to 95 per cent.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Income Tax Department conducts search at premises of Chinese entities
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Income Tax Department on Tuesday mounted a search at various premises of identified Chinese entities, their close confederates and couple of bank employees.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pilot stays in hunt for bigger role, to be rewarded in 2021 by high command
Jaipur/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The can may well have been kicked down the road in Rajasthan but the vexed leadership issue remains wide open. Contrary to popular perception, former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who camped in Gurugram these past few days, has not beaten a hasty retreat.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Nishikant Kamat hospitalised in Hyderabad with liver cirrhosis
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is unwell and admitted to hospital in The city. The filmmaker is reportedly battling liver cirrhosis and his condition is critical.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IIT-KGP develops novel vegetable oil to keep heart healthy
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur have developed a vegetable oil powder to keep the heart healthy.
2020-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Goa University classes to begin virtually on Sept 1
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) The Goa University and all colleges affiliated to it will begin academic classes from September 1 online, a circular issued by the varsity late on Tuesday said.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
J&K cops to match DNA of 3 suspected militants killed in encounter with missing men
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police has started an investigation and will conduct DNA analysis of three suspected militants killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district on July 18 after families from Rajouri claimed that their kin had gone missing during this time and reports emerged on social media about them being reportedly killed in the encounter.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SIT to probe Sudiksha Bhati death case
Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the death of a US student Sudiksha Bhati who died in a road mishap on Monday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quite hurt with the kind of words used against me: Sachin Pilot
Jaipur, Aug 11 (IANS) Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who returned to the state on Tuesday ahead of the crucial Assembly session from August 14 after reaching an understanding with the top Congress leadership, said that he was "quite hurt" with the statements made against him since the crisis erupted.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Delhi Police advise those with Covid symptoms to avoid I-Day event
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) This Independence Day on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. A full dress rehearsal for the arrangement will be conducted on August 13, for which certain traffic restrictions will be imposed around the Red Fort. The Delhi Police have advised people with Covid-19 symptoms to avoid attending the I-Day event.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
BSNL employees are 'traitors', 'unwilling to work': BJP MP Hegde
Bengaluru, Aug 11 (IANS) Ananthkumar Hegde, BJP MP from Karnataka's Uttara Kannada, has stoked controversy after he termed state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) employees as "traitors" and said that the company would be privatised.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israel shares ground-breaking technology with AIIMS to tackle Covid
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) As a part of the Israel-India cooperation to fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Ambassador of Israel to India, Ron Malka, on Tuesday handed over the state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to tackle the viral disease.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rhea called Aamir Khan once, superstar SMSed thrice (2nd Ld Correcting Para 4)
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) More details are emerging from Rhea Chakrabortys call records which show that the girlfriend of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was also in touch with several celebrities like superstar Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rana Daggubati, Sunny Singh and dance maestro late Saroj Khan.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Maha Covid deaths decline, cases continue to soar
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Covid-19 deaths continued to decline in Maharashtra for the second straight day, but the number of new cases is still soaring, health officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Governor concerned as ammonium nitrate brought to Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) With 180 tonnes of ammonium nitrate being transported from Chennai Customs to a Hyderabad firm, Telangana Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, has said that she is concerned about the safety of the people.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rhea called Aamir Khan once, superstar SMSed thrice (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) More details are emerging from Rhea Chakrabortys call records which show that the girlfriend of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was also in touch with several celebrities like superstar Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rana Daggubati, Sunny Singh and dance maestro late Saroj Khan.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sathe accorded hero's farewell, cremated with full state honours (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Maharashtra bid a tearful adieu to Captain Deepak V. Sathe -- the pilot who was killed in the Air India Express plane crash in Kozhikode last Friday -- at his funeral performed with full state honours here on Tuesday afternoon.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rhea called Aamir Khan once, superstar SMSed thrice
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) More details are emerging from Rhea Chakrabortys call records which show that the girlfriend of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was also in touch with several celebrities like superstar Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rana Daggubati, Sunny Singh and dance maestro late Saroj Khan.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Proposal allowing loan restructuring to extend uncertainty over banking sector's asset quality: Fitch
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The RBI's proposal to allow banks to restructure loans will extend uncertainty over the sector's asset quality, said Fitch Ratings.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple, Amazon, FB join battle against Trump's visa restrictions
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter have lended support to a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump's suspension of new visas for temporary foreign workers.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Stokes will be a massive miss for rest of the series, says Pope
Southampton, Aug 11 (IANS) England batsman Ollie Pope has said while it is important for Ben Stokes to be with his family, the star allrounder will be heavily missed in the second Test starting Thursday here.
2020-08-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh a shining example of communal harmony: Quader (Ld)
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's ruling Awami League leader Obaidul Quader has hailed the strength of the nation's historic ties with India, saying his country is a "shining example" of communal harmony in the world.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Broad fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Southampton, Aug 11 (IANS) England fast bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Pakistan in Manchester.
2020-08-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rhea dialled Shruti Modi 569 times, 259 calls to Samuel Miranda
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Rhea Chakraborty exchanged more calls with Sushant Singh's associates as compared to him, as revealed by her call detail records (CDRs).
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bangladesh a shining example of communal harmony: Quader
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's ruling Awami League leader Obaidul Quader has hailed the strength of the nation's historic ties with India, saying his country is a "shining example" of communal harmony in the world.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Modi greets nation with 'Jai Shri Krishna' on Janmashtami
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With "Jai Shri Krishna" chant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the citizens of the country on the occasion of Janmashtami, the annual Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Sushant didn't speak to Rhea from June 5-14 on phone: CDR
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput last spoke to his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty nine days before his death and that too for a very short span of time, showed the call detail records (CDRs) accessed by IANS.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sathe accorded hero's farewell, cremated with full state honours (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Maharashtra bid a tearful adieu to Captain Deepak V. Sathe -- the pilot who was killed in the Air India Express plane crash in Kozhikode last Friday -- at his funeral performed with full state honours here on Tuesday afternoon.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Is judge who is MP's son unfair?': SC on plea in Dubey encounter probe
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Tuesday asked a petitioner, who expressed apprehensions about the Vikas Dubey encounter probe panel's chief, Justice B.S. Chauhan (retd), as he has relatives in the BJP, if belonging to a political party is an illegal act.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
RS crosses 50% attendance mark in Committee meetings: Naidu
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the attendance in the meetings of the Committees of Rajya Sabha has crossed the 50 per cent mark for the first time.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Facebook to ban news outlets backed by political groups: Report
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) As the US presidential election inches closer, Facebook is set to crack down on local news outlets backed or supported by political groups that push their agenda on the platform, Axios reported on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Regular passenger, suburban trains services to remain suspended
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended till further notice, Ministry of Railways said on Tuesday. The Ministry took the decision in view of the present COVID-19 situation in the country. Tuesday recorded 53,601 cases, a drop of nearly 9,000 cases from Monday's 62,064, pushing the total cases to 22,68,675. The Ministry said that 230 special trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Power Grid's Q1 profit falls on one-time rebate to discoms
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Power Grid Corporation has reported an 18.15 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 2,048.42 crore.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Forest officer held in Odisha in disproportionate assets case
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) An Odisha vigilance team on Tuesday arrested a Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) for allegedly accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Namish Taneja to play boy next door in new TV show
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Tv star Namish Taneja has bagged a new show on small screen. On the show, he will essay the role of a boy next door, who is still trying to figure out what he wants from life.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Emirates Cricket Board gets BCCI's official nod to host IPL
Dubai, Aug 11 (IANS) The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday said that it has received the official clearance from the BCCI to host the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.
2020-08-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Haven't gone this long without playing any cricket, says Taylor
Trinidad, Aug 11 (IANS) Veteran New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor conceded on Tuesday that he has not gone this long without playing cricket since his high school days. The Kiwis haven't featured in an international game since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Cuba,Sports,Cricket
Sequential uptick: India's June industrial production rises
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India's factory output in June showed a healthy pickup from the May level, but remained deeply in the red on a yearly basis.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP demands riot-accused Tahir Hussain's Councillorship termination
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The BJP has turned the heat on the Aam Aadmi Party once again over alleged involvement of its suspended leader Tahir Hussain in the Delhi riots this February that killed at least 53 people. Now a Delhi BJP leader has sought the revocation of Hussain's membership to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akshay Oberoi has a 'dark, diabolical' surprise for fans
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says he enjoyed playing a dark and diabolical character in a new web series.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Himachal HC halts shifting of Covid-19 patients to Shimla
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday directed the state government not to shift Covid-19 patients from Sirmaur and Solan districts to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) Hospital in Shimla unless the hospitals there run out of capacity for new patients.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Fake call centre racked unearthed in Gurugram, 2 held
Gurugram, Aug 11 (IANS) Gurugram police has unearthed another fake call centre racket in the city's upscale DLF Phase 2 and arrested two owners, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak need to take advantage of Stokes' absence: Ramiz Raja
Lahore, Aug 11 (IANS) Former batsman Ramiz Raja feels that Pakistan should take advantage of all-rounder Ben Stokes' absence from the England squad for the remainder of the ongoing Test series. The hosts lead the three-Test series 1-0 following their three-wicket win in Manchester last week.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Google develops Android phone-based earthquake detection tool
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Google on Tuesday announced an Android-based earthquake detection feature that will alert smartphone users when the earth is about to shake.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Guv concerned about safety as ammonium nitrate transported to Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 11 (IANS) With 180 tonnes of ammonium nitrate being transported from Chennai customs to a Hyderabad firm, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has said that she is concerned about the safety of the people.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Ali Fazal lends voice to animated video on Covid-caused crisis
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has lent his voice to an animated video that highlights the need for kindness in the present times.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
World volleyball chief eager for greater professionalism
Lausanne Aug 11 (IANS) The president of Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Ary S. Graca has said that volleyball's global governing body and its national and regional members should aim for a greater level of professionalism.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Swara Bhaskar plays action heroine in new web series
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhaskar says her fans will get to see her performing some high-octane action sequences as a cop in an upcoming digital project.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shift in trade ties to benefit Asian economies on China's account: Moody's
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic will likely accelerate fundamental shifts in trade relationships and supply chains globally which is expected to benefit some Asian economies, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Janhvi Kapoor calls her father the 'cutest cheerleader'
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Ahead of the release of her next film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, actress Janhvi Kapoor has penned a post for her father, Boney Kapoor.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
When Karisma and Kareena soaked in hues of sun, sand and sea
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor has shared a picture with her actress sister Kareena Kapoor Khan that is soaked in the colours of the sun, sand and the sea.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ISL: FC Goa rope in Spanish defender Ivan Gonzalez
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) FC Goa have completed the signing of Spaniard Ivan Gonzalez on a permanent deal after the defender ended his contract with Cultural Leonesa. The defender -- who has signed an initial two-year contract -- becomes the Gaurs' fifth acquisition this off-season, following the arrivals of Redeem Tlang, Makan Winkle Chothe, Igor Angulo and Jorge Ortiz.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
MoD nod to procurement proposals totalling Rs 8,722 cr
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement proposals totalling Rs 8,722.38 crore, including for 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft worth over Rs 7,600 crore, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Axis Bank raises Rs 10,000 cr via QIP, shares surge
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Axis Bank has raised Rs 10,000 crore through Qualified Institutional Placement at a price of Rs 420.10 per share.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid victim's family asked to pay half a lakh to see body
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The family members of a Covid-19 victim on Tuesday alleged that they were asked to pay Rs 51,000 to catch a glimpse of their departed relative at a crematorium in Howrah district.
2020-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National
TN corona count: Discharged 6,005, new infections 5,834
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) A total of 6,005 Covid-19 recovered patients were discharged from various hospitals in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday while 5,834 persons tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours, said the State Health Department.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Anil Kapoor shares his first photo shoot with late Rishi Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Anil Kapoor has revealed that he used to fondly call the late Rishi Kapoor as James. Anil shared the information on social media while reminiscing about their bond, sharing a throwback picture that features him with Rishi.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Scams are unique in J&K, separatist made it Pakistan: Chief Secy (IANS Exclusive)
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Scam stories in Jammu and Kashmir are unique in their own way and the CMD of Jammu and Kashmir Bank was scamster number one, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam has said.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Tendulkar shares his monsoon story on social media
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has asked his millions of fans to share their monsoon story, adding that his moment of enjoying the rains with a cup of tea is the most pleasing. "monsoons for me always calls for a hot cup of tea in my garden with the setting sun."
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Indian health experts take Russian Covid vaccine with pinch of salt
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Cautiously welcoming the news of Russia registering the world's first Covid-19 vaccine, Indian health experts on Tuesday stressed that it would be too early to say if it is safe or not as the vaccine was tested on very few volunteers.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TN leaders hail SC ruling on equal property rights for daughters
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Political leaders in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement giving equal rights of inheritance to daughters in ancestral property.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Right to equality': Daughters to have share in property, rules SC
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that daughters cannot be deprived of their right to equality, and will have a share in parental property in accordance with Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether the father was alive or not at the time of its enactment.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Raghubir Yadav: Some of best learnings have come from me being on stage
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Raghubir Yadav says he has learnt a lot from theatre.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
K'taka asks PM for guidelines to use final year MBBS students
Bengaluru, Aug 11 (IANS) The Karnataka government has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to issue new guidelines to utilize final year MBBS students for Covid duties to ensure sufficient trained manpower, said a minister after attending a video conference with the PM on the state of the pandemic in 10 states on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sidharth Shukla used to break matkis as a child on Janmashtami
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bigg Boss 13 winner and television star Sidharth Shukla has recalled his childhood memories of celebrating Janmashtami. Sidharth took to social media on Tuesday to take a journey down the memory lane.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Uthappa announces Sports School's nat'l cricket scholarship programme
Bengaluru, Aug 11 (IANS) The Sports School, under the mentorship of veteran India cricketer Robin Uthappa, and in association with Center for Cricketing Excellence (CCE), on Tuesday announced a scholarship programme for students across India.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Pilot bodies seek immediate removal of DGCA after Kozhikode mishap
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Major pilot associations have sought an immediate replacement of incumbent Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Arun Kumar in the interest of flight safety following the Kozhikode air mishap.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh Police foil major terror attack, nab 5 ultras
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) A counterterrorism team arrested five members of Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo JMB) on Tuesday even as the banned outfit was planning to carry out major terror attacks in the country, a senior police officer said.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Terrorism
Nokia phone maker HMD Global raises $230mn investment
Helsinki, Aug 11 (IANS) HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday said it has raised $230 million (approximately Rs 1,715 crore) in the first closing of its current funding round that will help it expand presence in several markets including India.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
FIR against ASHA workers for violating unlock guidelines
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Delhi police has registered an FIR against ASHA workers and Central trade unions protesting at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi area for violating unlock guidelines.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-President Mukherjee's health worsens, on ventilator support
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health worsened on Tuesday evening, following emergency brain surgery, and he remains on ventilator support, the Army Research and Referral Hospital said. Mukherjee was also found to be Covid-19 positive.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Congress hints at Rahul returning as party chief
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Amid the demand for a new party chief from various quarters within the party, the Congress on Tuesday hinted that Rahul Gandhi may not be reluctant to take over as President in the near future even as it credited him with resolving the Rajasthan crisis.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Domestic passenger vehicle sales pick up a bit in July
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The sales contraction in the domestic passenger vehicles segment eased in July 2020 compared with June, industry data showed on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
It's impossible, SSR couldn't have committed suicide: Ex-Personal Assistant
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) While the controversy behind the death of Sushant Singh Rajput is taking new turns everyday, Ankit Acharya, who was the actors personal assistant for over three years, on Tuesday said that its "impossible" and that the late actor "couldn't have committed suicide and this is clearly a murder".
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Rhea Chakraborty becomes the toast of memes
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been facing the heat after the death of her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. Social media, particularly, has been ruthless, with jokes and memes about the actress flooding cyber space.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Road ahead for mega disinvestment plans seems tough amid Covid (Disinvestment blues in Covid times - Part 2)
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Centre's disinvestment plans might have got wings in the past one year but have made little headway in terms of actually making a deal for the cash-strapped government. With the pandemic hitting the economy hard, the sale processes have further been delayed.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russia Covid mass vaccination from Jan 1, 2021
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccine that Russia registered on Tuesday is expected to enter into civilian circulation on January 1, 2021, the media reported, citing the registration certificate.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
As of now no idea where I will go next: Shah Faesal
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service topper turned politician Shah Faesal who was detained after the abrogation of Article 370 last year said he has quit politics because he cannot show false dreams to people.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Poet-lyricist Rahat Indori passes away in Indore after testing Covid positive
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Noted Urdu poet and lyricist, Dr Rahat Indori, passed away in Indore on Tuesday afternoon after testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday night. He was 70.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Of Walls, Borders and the Chinese
It is easy to associate the Chinese with walls. Not just their famous wall. The opaqueness in their thoughts and intentions too, are walls. Walls, whether of brick and mortar or of the mind, are borders and borders essentially become 'us and them things. So, what is it about the Chinese and their borders?
2020-08-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Obesity in pregnant women can negatively affect child's brain
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) Excess weight among pregnant women may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, researchers have warned.
2020-08-11
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
A heart-warming house-warming in Karnataka
Koppal (Karnataka), Aug 11 (IANS) A 56-year-old businessman in Karnataka's Koppal has turned his sorrow into a souvenir. Srinivas Gupta has got a life-size statue of his late wife installed at his new home for the house-warming ceremony.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Ankita Lokhande shares 'prayers and positivity' for Sushant
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Ankita Lokhande, ex-girlfriend of Sushant Singh Rajput, has shared with fans her prayers for justice, over the verdict of the Supreme Court hearing on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reliance at record high of 96 in Fortune Global 500, tops Indian contingent
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) jumped 10 places to rank 96th in the Fortune Global 500 published on Tuesday. Its highest ranking so far was at 99 in 2012.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Adani Ports' Q1 consolidated net profit falls 26%
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd on Tuesday reported a 26.33 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 757.83 crore.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Corona Warriors living by Krishna's message of 'Karmayoga': President
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has wished the people on Janmashtami, stressing that Lord Krishna's teachings are evident among India's Corona warriors amid the raging pandemic.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Sanjay Dutt asks fans not to 'unnecessarily speculate' about his health
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was hospitalised in the weekend due to breathing problem and chest discomfort, has conveyed to fans that he is taking a break. Dutt, 61, said he needs the break for medical treatment and urged fans not to pay attention to any other speculation.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Himachal to compensate flower growers
Shimla, Aug 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to compensate flower growers for losses incurred during the lockdown. The government has also decided to recruit 2,322 people in the Irrigation and Public Health department.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Madhuri Dixit celebrates dance heritage on Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) Bollywood dance diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene is celebrating the dance heritage of India as part of Independence Day celebrations. Her online academy, Dance With Madhuri, has launched a global campaign to promote Indian classical and folk dance forms to commemorate the spirit of the nation through the art form.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No parade, public participation this I-Day: Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to celebrate Independence Day without the participation of the general public amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, said an official on Tuesday.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Google may launch Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G, 8GB RAM
San Francisco, Aug 11 (IANS) Google that launched Pixel 4a recently is likely to launch a premium mid-range phone Pixel 5 fueled by the Snapdragon 765G and 8GB RAM.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kerala sanctions Rs 1.30-cr compensation to ISRO ex-scientist
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) The Kerala government on Tuesday sanctioned Rs 1.30 crore as compensation to former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan for being falsely implicated in an espionage case and the consequent wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution and humiliation.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jagan tells Modi how Andhra kept Covid mortality rate low
Amaravati, Aug 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday said that the state could keep the Covid-19 mortality rate low with aggressive testing, contact tracing besides timely treatment and sought the Centre's help in ramping up the medical infrastructure.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Covid reunites J'khand family after 20 years
Ranchi, Aug 11 (IANS) Amid the rising Coronavirus cases and deaths across the world, a heart-warming story has emerged from coal city Dhanbad where a man was reunited with wife and child after 20 years.
2020-08-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine