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My musical journey began with 'shabads' in Gurudwaras: Asees Kaur
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) Indian playback singer Asees Kaur, who has most recently sang 'Panghat' for the Janhvi Kapoor-starrer 'Roohi' (2021), says that she feels spiritually inclined towards music, since her father wanted her to sing Gurbani. Her musical journey, thus, began with singing shabads in Gurudwaras at the young age of five.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How to make your basic meals full of nutrition
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) The fact that fancy diets are difficult to follow is because they try to eliminate all ingredients that are well accustomed to our taste pallet. It's important to follow a diet that helps in reaching our fitness goals in a flexible and comfortable manner.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has called for "firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties" in the peace talks in Afghanistan, after the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced the pullout of their troops from the country.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
US CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people
Washington, April 16 (IANS) About 5,800 people who have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in America have been infected by the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US sanctions Pak firm, owners for working as Russian proxy (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Pakistani IT firm, Second Eye Solutions (SES), and its owners and employees for acting as a proxy for a Russian troll entity which interfered in the American elections.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Govt may ask states to set up AMC/ARC for PSE asset monetisation
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Centre proposes to prod states to initiate asset monetisation of state public sector enterprises (PSEs) by setting up specialised asset management (AMC) and asset reconstruction companies (ARC).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Qualcomm invests in homegrown audio leader boAt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Home-grown audio brand boAt on Friday announced it has received funding from Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chip-maker Qualcomm.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid spread in rural and tier-2 cities worries administration
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The spread of Covid pandemic in tier-2 cities of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, etc. are worrying the administration as without proper awareness on wearing of masks, safe-distancing and use of sanitizer, the spread may increase in these cities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
EU's von der Leyen gets 1st Covid jab
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
United through to Europa League last four with 4-0 win over Granada
London, April 16 (IANS) Edinson Cavani set Manchester United on course for a comfortable victory against Granada as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side reached the Europa League semi-finals for the second successive season.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
EU urges Israel not to obstruct Palestinian polls
Ramallah, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has urged Israel not to obstruct the upcoming Palestinian elections.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Hertha forced into quarantine after four test Covid positive
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Hertha Berlin was forced into quarantine and three upcoming matches will have to be postponed after a total of four officials and players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Bundesliga club announced.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Troops' withdrawal need to coincide with Afghan peace'
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that it is important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with progress in the peace process.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The Uralungal Cooperative Society was formed by the eminent social reformer Saint Vagbhatananda in a remote rural hamlet called Uralungal in Vadakara of Kozhikode district of Kerala in 1925.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Akali Dal MP Harsimrat tests Covid-19 positive
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Akali Dal MP and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday tested Covid-19 positive. Earlier, her husband Sukhbir Badal had contacted the virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Ghani, Blinken meet in Kabul
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September which will end the 20-year old war, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and visiting American Secretary of State Antony Blinken exchanged views on the decision and the war on terrorism.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
OPPO set to unveil 5G phone in India under 20k on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO on Friday said that it is all set to launch A74 5G in India on April 20.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha passes away (Ld)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ranjit Sinha passed away on Friday morning, sources said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan 'hiding' after violating Covid norms
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's dream of taking Kerala to the development status of the Nordic countries is yet to materialise, had it been so, then Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would have been subjected to a heavy fine, similar to what happened to the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Adarsh Gourav: I'd love to sing and compose for a film
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Adarsh Gourav, lead star of the Oscar-nominated film "The White Tiger", says that, being a trained classical singer, he wishes to sing and compose for films in the future.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Students turn teachers for underprivileged kids in Covid times
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) At a time when an outbreak of coronavirus has forced the school students to stay at home and continue their studies online, children of labourers and daily wage workers have no choice but to skip their studies as they can merely afford a smartphone or 24 hours Internet connectivity. Keeping this in mind some Delhi Samaritans, who themselves are students, have started teaching these children.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Portugal announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Lisbon, April 16 (IANS) Portugal announced its intention to withdraw its troops deployed in Afghanistan under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as of May 1.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
New 5G iPads, better services likely at Apple event on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Apple is all set for its first event of the year on April 20 and media reports suggest that new iPads with 5G support and Apple TV upgrades along with a deep dive into iOS 14.5 are on the anvil.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NASA SpaceX Crew-2 set for launch on April 22
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is set to launch SpaceX Crew Dragon second flight to the International Space Station on April 22, it said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Petrol, diesel price revision on hold again a day after cuts
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Friday a day after oil marketing companies decided to cut the retail price to pass the benefit of softer global oil prices to the consumers.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Djokovic falls, Nadal beats Dimitrov at Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic admitted he played an "awful" match against Dan Evans at the Monte Carlo Masters as Rafael Nadal advanced with ease to the quarter-finals.
2021-04-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal ease past Slavia to reach Europa semis
London, April 16 (IANS) Arsenal turned on the style to ease past Slavia Prague and set up a Europa League semi-final tie against former head coach Unai Emery's Villarreal.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amazon has to treat its employees better: Bezos
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) In his final letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company needs to do better at taking care of its employees.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Not letting Ashwin bowl four overs was a mistake: Ponting
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting said that not letting Ashwin to bowl his full quota of overs against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a mistake and something that he will talk to captain Rishabh Pant and the rest of the team about.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
India reports over 2 lakh new Covid cases for 2nd straight day
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India reported 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 14,291,917 cases on Friday, according to the Health Ministry data.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
EC should urgently hold all-party meeting to decide on Bengal polls: Yechury
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Worried over a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal, the CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should immediately call an all-party meeting to deal with the remaining phases of polls in state. "The pandemic has hit hard. It's a very serious situation. ECI should not shy of calling an all party meeting. Discuss and decide quickly," said CPI-M chief adding, "Seeing the magnitude of covid spread, you cannot hold rallies, road shows anymore. People's lives are more important than electoral politics."
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity indices in green; banking, metal stocks up
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the green on Friday, with the BSE Sensex trading above the 49,000 mark.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Forest elephant census using DNA dung analysis, camera traps
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with experts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN) compared methodologies to count African forest elephants, which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate critically endangered species from African savannah elephants.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No Haj without two vaccine doses: Haj Committee of India
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major development, the Haj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two vaccine doses.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Shooting at FedEx facility in US city
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A shooting incident took place at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police said on Friday, adding that there were multiple people injured.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Raj govt announces weekend curfew to fight Covid
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced a weekend curfew in the state from Friday evening to Monday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
How SolarWinds cyber-attack forced US to sanction Russia
Washington, April 16 (IANS) After launching diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling in the US, the Joe Biden administration has highlighted the massive SolarWinds cyber-attack by the Russia-based nation-state threat actors that hit more than 250 federal agencies and several tech giants.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Technology
Israel to lift outdoor mask mandate
Tel Aviv, April 16 (IANS) The rules to enforce wearing of masks outdoors in Israel will be lifted starting Sunday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Covid impact: Lack of fresh TV content could spell drop in ad-revenue?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The decision of the Maharashtra government to stop all shooting impacts TV shows acutely, as compared to films or OTT series. The world of soaps, after all, needs a steady flow of content.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN's Big temple among monuments to remain shut till May 15
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur Big temple, Brihadeeswarar temple and Kailasanathar temple, along with other living monuments, will remain shut till May 15 amid surge in Covid-19 cases, sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
Trust in J&J vax dips after pause over blood clot
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Trust in the safety of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine has plunged 15 percentage points among Americans after federal health agencies recommended a "pause" in its use following blood clot cases, according to a new poll.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Twitter analysing harmful impacts of its AI/ML algorithms
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a bid to assess racial and gender bias in its artificial intelligence/machine learning systems, Twitter is starting a new initiative called Responsible Machine Learning.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Human Interest/Society
3rd vax dose likely needed within 12 months: Pfizer CEO
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said people will likely need a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully inoculated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre clears Mumbai's Haffkine to make Covaxin
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major step to ramp up vaccine production amid the Covid-19 second wave, the Centre has approved production of Corona vaccines from the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
LG to develop quantum computing tech with Dutch firm
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) LG Electronics has said it has formed ties with Dutch quantum algorithm developer Qu & Co to conduct joint research on quantum computing technology in a move to boost competitiveness in future technologies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai to again suspend key plant over chip shortage
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Friday that it will again suspend the Sonata-producing plant in South Korea for two days next week due to an electronic parts shortage.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved
Ankara, April 16 (IANS) Turkey believes that its issues with Greece can be resolved through constructive dialogue between the two neighbours and allies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Jai Shri Ram' masks much in demand
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) With more and more people turning to prayers in the pandemic, masks with 'Jai Shri Ram' printed on them are in great demand.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
UP Panchayat poll candidate stabbed to death
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) A Block Development Council (BDC) candidate Rakesh Babu, 60, was allegedly stabbed to death ahead of the Panchayat elections, scheduled to be held in Mainpuri on April 19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nishad Party to lay foundation for Nishadraj statue
Prayagraj, April 16 (IANS) The Nishad Party will lay the foundation for the 180-ft tall statue of Nishadraj, the king of Nishads, at Nishadraj Fort in Shringverpur here.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US weekly jobless claims lowest since pandemic onset
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US have dropped to 576,000, the lowest level since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year that ravaged the labour market, the Labour Department reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP girl charred to death as fire engulfs house
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl was charred to death after a massive fire broke in the shop-cum-residence of a cloth merchant in Banda district.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha passes away
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ranjit Sinha passed away on Friday morning, sources said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goddess Durga wears mask to send a message
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) With the pandemic fear turning all pervasive, the idol of Goddess Durga in a temple in Etah district is now wearing a mask.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Kim Jong-un visits mausoleum to mark grandfather's birth anniversary
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum of his late grandfather and the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, on the occasion of the latter's birth anniversary, state media reported on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Top names of North and South co-star in mega projects
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actors and actresses of North and South Indian film industries joining hands is not new. Bollywood and South stars collaborating on screen has been a trend in the past with the likes of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Prabhu Deva, and many others collaborating with Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon and Kajol etc.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi for action against hospitals that turn away Covid patients
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered action under the Epidemic Act against hospitals that refuse admission to Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP BJP expels 11 for 'indiscipline' in Panchayat polls
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled 11 party workers, including former cabinet minister Ramvir Upadhyaya's son Chirag Upadhyaya, for "indiscipline" and supporting opposition candidates in the Panchayat polls.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden calls for de-escalation after sanctioning Russia (Ld)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has called for de-escalating the ongoing tensions with Moscow after his administration launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and hacking that compromised major federal agencies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Covid 2nd wave also affecting newborn and youth'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As the country is reeling under the second wave of Covid-19 amid a massive spike in the number of positive cases, doctors in the national capital said the return of the lethal disease is affecting even the newborn and the youth.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CPEC SEZ to create over 200K job opportunities for Pak
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A special economic zone (SEZ) being constructed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will create over 200,000 job opportunities for the locals, a top official said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
N.Korea slams Japan's move on nuclear wastewater
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korea has slammed Japan's decision to discharge radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean as a "threat to human existence" and demanded its immediate withdrawal to prevent a "new catastrophe for the humanity", state media reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LIC employees to get over 25% wage hike
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The new fiscal year 2020-21 has started for about 1.14 lakh employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on a happy note with over 25 per cent hike in their pay packets, said a top union leader.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138.8mn
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.98 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bring Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary has petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rithvik Dhanjani: Why must I fear the media glare?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Rithvik Dhanjani says the best part of being an actor is to be able to play different parts. He adds that he wouldn't want to change anything in the industry as he loves everything about it.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengaluru police bust honey trap gang from Rajasthan
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Bengaluru police have solved a honey trap extortion case by arresting two youngsters from Rajasthan.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What's up with Tisca Chopra?
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) She has just written, directed and produced the short film 'Rubaru'. She is just back from Rajasthan where she was shooting a web-series for Hot Star. She is collaborating with her husband for writing some web series and developing a script -- a crime drama -- that which she plans to direct by the end of this year.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Afghans show mixed reaction to US decision on forces withdrawal
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) The people of Afghanistan have showed mixed reaction towards the US decision to withdraw its forces from the militancy-battered country by September 11 this year.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Celebs tell Drew Barrymore of one thing at home they're obsessed with
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Hollywood personalities Jamie Dornan, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo have opened up on the one thing they tag as "cool" at home, on "The Drew Barrymore Show".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden to meet S.Korean President Moon next month
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will receive his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in in the second half of May, the White House has said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Arnold Schwarzenegger uses his hit movie catchphrases in real life
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for trademark catchphrases in his films, and he confesses using these in real life as well.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US imposes fresh sanctions on Russia
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The US has launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and Moscow-linked hacking that compromised major federal agencies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UK records another 2,672 coronavirus cases
London, April 16 (IANS) Another 2,672 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,380,976, according to official figures released on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
France's Covid death toll surpasses 100,000
Paris, April 16 (IANS) France's Covid-19 death toll passed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, and a further jump in intensive care (ICU) admissions was also reported in the past 24 hours, suggesting that the coronavirus continues to spread unabated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
'Brilliant' Indian origin cryptocurrency expert found dead in New York river
New York, April 16 (IANS) The body of a "brilliant" Indian origin cryptocurrency expert has been found floating in the Hudson River in this city, according to media reports.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Africa's confirmed Covid cases pass 4.38 mn
Addis Ababa, April 16 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
I was praying inside, Morris can you get a six: Samson
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson said he never believed his team would be able to beat Delhi Capitals (DC) after they were five down for 42 while facing a target of 148 to win.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Top Hefazat leaders sent to 5-day remand for 2013 arson attack
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) The Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka, Morshed Al Mamun, on Thursday placed three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including the central assistant secretary general of the militant outfit, Mufti Sakhawat Hossain Raji, on five-day remand each in connection with a case related to the arson attack at Shapla Chattor in Dhaka's Motijheel area on May 5, 2013.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Total Covid cases cross 11-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) With a record 14,738 new cases in a day, total Covid cases in Karnataka crossed the 11-lakh mark, while nearly 10-lakh recovered so far, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Daily Covid infections in Germany near record high
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Daily Covid-19 infections in Germany are nearing the previous record of almost 34,000 cases, as 29,426 new cases were registered within one day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Wheat procurement in full swing, farmers getting MSP in their bank accounts: Food Secy
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Food Secretary Shudhanshu Pandey said on Thursday that wheat procurement has gained pace in the ongoing Rabi Marting Season (RMS) 2021-22 with the government agencies procuring 64.7 LMT of wheat worth Rs 12,800 crore at MSP (Minimum Support Price) of Rs 1,975 per quintal, against an estimated target of 427 LMT this year.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Will write to Centre too for vaccines, if needed: Andhra CM
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday instructed officials to write to the Central government in event of any shortage of Covid vaccines, and that he will also chip in with a letter, if needed.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Indo-French accelerator unveiled to spur tech innovation
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) An Indo-French accelerator was launched on Thursday here for driving innovation in technology in the presence of visiting French foreign minister Jean-Vyes Le Drian and Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech,Technology
BJP-ruled civic bodies in Delhi offer schools, community centres for isolation centres
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid the surge in Covid cases in the national capital, the three BJP-ruled municipal corporations in the city on Thursday offered to set up isolation centres at their schools and community centres.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress emerges single largest party in Meghalaya tribal body
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Congress on Thursday has emerged as the single-largest party in the 29-member Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), winning 12 seats while the ruling National People's Party (NPP) won 11 seats, officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Centre asks states to ensure smooth supply of essential items
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday wrote to the state governments to ensure smooth supply of essential items amid the restrictions imposed as a measure to contain the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I know I am paid to slog: Morris
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A few days after he was denied strike on the last ball of the match against Punjab Kings as his captain Sanju Samson thought he won't be able to clear the boundary, Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Chris Morris proved he is no muck with the bat as he led RR to a fascinating three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Remedesvir hoarders won't be spared, says K'taka Home Minister
Humnabad (Karnataka), April 16 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday warned that stern action will be initiated against those found hoarding and black-marketing Covid drug remedesvir.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Miller, Morris take RR home after early scare
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) South African flavour stood out in Rajasthan Royals' (RR) batting line-up as Chris Morris 18-ball 36 and a 43-ball 62 by David Miller helped the Jaipur franchise script a thrilling three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday. RR won the match with two balls to spare.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Three arrested in Bihar's Muzaffarpur for Maoist links
Patna, April 15 (IANS) Three persons allegedly linked with Maoists were arrested in Bihar's Muzaffarpur on Thursday and weapons and explosives seized from them, police said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid test must for Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Covid test would be mandatory for all Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh mela at Uttarkhand's Haridwar, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar announced on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
1,500 security personnel to be deployed for Tirupati bypoll
Tirupati, April 15 (IANS) A total of 1,500 security personnel, comprising both Andhra Pradesh Police as well as paramilitary forces will be deployed for the smooth conduct of the April 17 Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Alka Lamba slams Kejriwal for 'mishandling' Covid situation in Delhi
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Former MLA and Delhi Congress leader Alka Lamba on Thursday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital, saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should shoulder the blame for the rapid spread of Covid cases in the fourth wave of the pandemic in the city.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gujarat now sees over 8K daily Covid cases, toll crosses 5K
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) Gujarat on Thursday saw its daily Covid tally reach 8,152, taking its total to 3,75,768 while its death toll crossed the 5,000 mark to reach 5,076 as 81 more succumbed.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Citigroup to exit consumer banking ops in India, 12 other countries
New Delhi/New York, April 15 (IANS) In a global restructuring to allocate resources in markets with scale, Citigroup will exit consumer banking operations in India as well as 12 other countries.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaccine availability: Gehlot accuses Union health minister of making false statements
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan of making false statements with respect to availability of Covid vaccine in the country, and said the Central government should have officially issued an advisory stating that it will take some more time for the vaccines to be available.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
People have to die when they get old, says Madhya Pradesh Minister
Bhopal, April 15 (IANS) In a statement set to spark off controversy, Madhya Pradesh Minister Prem Singh Patel on Thursday said no one can stop deaths due to coronavirus, and that people have to die when they get old.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
More beds in Bengaluru hospitals reserved for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) With a record 10,497 new cases reported in Bengaluru in a day, the Karnataka government on Thursday ordered state-run hospitals across the city to reserve more beds for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru earmarks 7 of 12 crematoria for Covid-related deaths
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) In the wake of massive spike in Covid cases in Bengaluru, the civic body on Thursday decided to designate seven of the total 12 crematoria exclusively for those who succumbed to the disease.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
70% samples had UK variant: PGI Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases surging at a much faster rate in the second wave, it was assumed that the UK variant of the virus could be responsible for this alarming spike, the PGI hospital said here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Invited Tesla to manufacture EVs in India: Gadkari
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that he has invited electric vehicle (EV) major Tesla Inc to start manufacturing EVs in India.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Top Bihar bureaucrats test Covid positive
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus is sweeping the corridors of the Bihar Secretariat with several senior officers testing positive and a few offices getting sealed after cases among the staff.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool proposes to club last 3 phases of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) A day before the all-party meeting convened by state Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab on maintaining the Covid protocols during the ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday proposed to club the last three phases of polls scheduled on April 22, 26 and 29.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
LeT cadre held for introducing Bengal student to Pak handlers
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) member Altaf Ahmed Rather, who introduced West Bengal college student Tania Praveen to the terrorist organisation handlers in Pakistan.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Russian, Indian officials in Kudankulam test Covid positive
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A Russian nuclear technocrat and some employees of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), working at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, have tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Goa to go ahead with Class X, XII exams: Official
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Class X and XII board examinations will not be rescheduled in the wake of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Goa, Bhagirath Shetye, chairperson of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Examinations, said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
Haryana reduced 30% on Yamuna supply, didn't reduce ammonia: Delhi to SC
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Delhi government has informed the Supreme Court that the presence of pollutants in the Yamuna between Palla and Wazirabad is principally attributable to the discharge of untreated pollutants into the river upstream in Haryana.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Highest single-day spike in Covid cases forces Bengal govt to take action
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) The highest single-day spike in Covid cases in the state has prompted the West Bengal government to reactivate all the medical facilities that the government introduced during the peak of the Covid pandemic last year.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
We doubt the government figures on Covid, says Gujarat HC
Gandhinagar April 15 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government on various figures provided by it on the Covid situation, particularly in the second wave, which prompted the court to file a fresh suo moto PIL over the matter.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India women win gold, two bronze in Asian wrestling
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Sarita Mor stamped her authority in the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty on Thursday by defending the women's 59 kg title. Indian women also won two bronze medals through Seema and Pooja besides Sarita's gold.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
10.81L candidates trained under DDU-GKY, 6.92L placed
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Around 10.81 lakh candidates have been trained in 56 sectors and 600 trades under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), a nationwide placement-linked skill training programme funded by the Union Ministry of Rural Development, while around 6.92 lakh tradined candidates have been placed, said an official statement on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I had been waiting for this: Unadkat after shaking DC
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) left-arm pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat, who had a poor outing in the UAE during the Indian Premier League 2020 season, came back to form with a superb display of new-ball bowling (3/15) that shook the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Thursday night.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Ghar-wapsi' from Qatar for Mumbai couple trapped in fake drug case
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) It was a warm and emotional 'ghar-wapsi' for a young Mumbai couple that had been embroiled in a fake drugs peddling case and ended up spending nearly 21 months in a Qatar jail.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
PE exits pick up momentum with nine IPOs
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Private equity (PE) exits have picked up momentum in 2021 with exits worth $4.2 billion, which is 70 per cent of the total value recorded last year.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Parties happily married': SC quashes FIR in rape case
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Noting that the parties involved resolved their differences and eventually got married, the Supreme Court quashed an FIR lodged in 2013 over allegations of rape after the accused as well as the complainant said it was an outcome of "some misunderstanding" between them.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Is Sidhu in hunt of new political space in Punjab?
New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is now trying to carve his own political space after being kept waiting for his return to the state Cabinet.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Unadkat's early strikes peg back Delhi Capitals
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat took three early wickets to rattle Delhi Capitals (DC) top-order as Rajasthan Royals (RR) restricted the Delhi franchise to 147/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Goa clocks highest single-day spike of 757 Covid cases
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Goa has reported the highest single-day spike of 757 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 64,572, health offcials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National
Hyderabad police ends Sharmila's fast
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Thursday detained former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's daughter Y.S. Sharmila as she tried to continue her fast demanding job notifications for Telangana's unemployed youth.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Patna hospitals face oxygen cylinder shortage amid Covid surge
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The mounting number of Covid cases has resulted in a shortage of oxygen supplies at several hospitals in Patna.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan registered -71.50% YoY dip in tourist numbers in 2020
Jaipur, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan, known as a tourist destination, has registered a -71.50 YoY dip in tourist numbers in the year 2020 as compared to the year 2019.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Telangana cancels Class 10 exams in view of Covid surge
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday decided to cancel the annual Class 10 exams and promote the students of intermediate first year (Class 11) without exams in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Delhi CM seeks Hindu Rao, Dayanand hospitals be made Covid only
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) With Delhi reeling under surging Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday suggested that the Hindu Rao and Swami Dayanand hospitals, coming under the BJP-ruled MCDs, be made Covid hospitals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC adjourns BCCI hearing; top office-bearers to stay on
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court of India on Thursday adjourned the case pertaining to the BCCI and will hear it after two weeks leaving the Indian cricket board's top office-bearers Sourav Ganguly, Jay Shah and Jayesh George with more time to stay in charge of affairs.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram logs highest single-day spike of 1,434 Covid cases
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Gurugram on Thursday reported the highest single-day spike of 1,434 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 74,856, health officials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
India stood firm to China's shove and push tactics: Gen Bipin Rawat
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India stood firm to China's 'shove and push tactics' on the northern borders in Eastern Ladakh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Amazon launches $250 mn fund to support Indian startups
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon on Thursday announced a $250 million fund -- Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund -- to invest in startups and entrepreneurs focusing on technology innovations in SMB digitisation, agriculture and healthcare.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI sets up new Regulations Review Authority
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a new Regulations Review Authority (RRA 2.0) for a period of one year to review regulatory prescriptions internally as well as by seeking suggestions from RBI-regulated entities and other stakeholders on their simplification and ease of implementation.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mehbooba Mufti's mother skips ED summons
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The mother of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday did not depose before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former Delhi MLA facilitating cremation of Covid victims
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Almost a year after getting infected by Covid while helping people in conducting the last rites of patients who died due to the virus infection, former Delhi MLA Jitender Singh Shunty has once again started doing the same. Shunty provides help through his social service organisation "Shahid Bhagat Singh Seva Dal (SBSSD) by facilitating transportation of coronavirus victims' bodies and also organises funerals when family members or relatives don't come forward to conduct the last rites.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in BCCI's top grade of annual contracts
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has included three players -- skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah -- in the top bracket of its annual player contracts for the period of October, 2020 to September, 2021.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Doctors move SC to postpone NEET-PG exam amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by nine doctors seeking a direction to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for post graduate candidates, scheduled for April 18, against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't expect rush in bankruptcy filings: IBBI Chairman
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) As the suspension on fresh insolvency cases got lifted last month, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) Chairman, M.S. Sahoo feels that although filings for bankruptcy may increase somewhat, but there would not be a huge jump in cases.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New strains of coronavirus dodging RT-PCR tests?
New Delhi, April 15: The rising number of false negative tests for Covid-19, surfacing in the second wave of the pandemic sweeping across India, have become a cause for grave concern. This is being attributed to some new strains of coronavirus that the standard RT-PCR tests are not being able to detect.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Year on, Palghar Sadhu lynchings case is alive in public eye
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Though a year has passed since the ghoulish mob-lynching of two Sadhus and their driver in Palghar district in Maharashtra, the politically sensitive case is still very much alive in public memory and keeps popping into headlines at frequent intervals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
How a Lata Mangeshkar classic drew Abhishek Verma to his new role
Mumai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Verma, who is seen on the show "Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha", says there is a special reason why he connects easily with his new show.
2021-04-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jharkhand cops killing: NIA names 18 Maoists in 2nd charge sheet
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that it has filed second supplementary charge sheet against 18 accused, most of them members of the banned CPI-Maoist in the case of killing of five police personnel in Jharkhand in June 2019.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
Swimmer Nataraj's personal best, gold not enough for Olympics
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Swimmer Srihari Nataraj clocked a personal best of 54.07 seconds to win gold in the men's 100 metres backstroke in the Uzbekistan Open Summer Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Thursday. However, his performance was slower than the Olympic 'A' qualification time of 53.85 seconds.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Anupam Kher sees 'light' despite the 'darkness'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher took to Instagram to post a message of hope for fans on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goldman Sachs reduces Q2 GDP, earnings forecasts as rising Covid cases fuel concerns
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Goldman Sachs has downgraded Indian consumer discretionary stocks, which include autos and consumer durables, from overweight to marketweight given the near-term earnings impact from the lockdown restrictions and margin headwinds from rising commodity input costs.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vihari takes diving catch to mark County debut
Nottingham, April 15 (IANS) India Test batsman Hanuma Vihari took a diving catch at mid-wicket to mark his debut in the County Championship for Warwickshire.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prateek Gandhi's new single 'Tum aao na' to premiere on April 17
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Singer-composer Prateek Gandhi's new single "Tum aao na" will premiere on April 17.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now BJP's Dilip Ghosh barred from campaigning for 24 hours
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Election Commission on Thursday barred West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh from campaigning for 24 hours, charging him with making "provocative" public statements that can "seriously incite" emotions and lead to "breakdown" of law and order affecting the Assembly election process in the state.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Radhika Madan gives the Maldives vibe
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan's Instagram post on Thursday gives fans a reason to beat the heat. In the mid-shot pool picture, Radhika oozes oomph in red beachwear and designer shades.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India records 2L fresh Covid cases, days after breaching 1L-mark (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India has emerged as the worst hit nation by the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, recording more than two-fold rise in fresh cases with 2,00,739 new infections getting reported on Thursday, as compared to the country's highest previous peak of 97,894 cases recorded on September 17 last year.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Exhausted Yediyurappa cuts short poll campaign
Belagavi (Karnataka), April 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday returned to Bengaluru, ending his campaigning for the Belgaum Lok Sabha bypolls, as he is suffering from fever and exhaustion.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Wrestler Pooja Dhanda tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Pooja Dhanda, the 2018 World Championships bronze-medallist in women's 57kg category, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in home quarantine in Hisar.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde look smitten as they enjoy pub date
London, April 15 (IANS) Singer-actor Harry Styles and his actress-filmmaker beau Olivia Wilde were recently spotted spending happy time at a pub in the city, looking smitten in each other's company.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equities rise on accelerated vaccination drive (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Accelerated vaccination drive, along with healthy Q4FY21 results, pushed India's key benchmark equity indices higher on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mysuru's Syed Issaq receives support to rebuild his library
Mysuru, April 15 (IANS) It seems that Mysuru residents are determined to give those miscreants a befitting reply who had set ablaze the city's iconic 'public library' on April 2.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Shamita Shetty wants to go back to 'no corona time'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Shamita Shetty on Thursday shared a stunning picture relaxing in the pool on Instagram.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Obese, overweight patients at risk of more severe Covid: Study
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Patients who are overweight or obese are likely to have more severe Covid-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, a new study suggests.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
India simplifies process for re-issue of OCI Cards
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a decision which is expected to significantly ease the process for re-issue of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards, the Central government has simplified the process.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google Earth's 3D Timelapse shows decades of climate change
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) In a major update since 2017, Google Earth is getting a new 3D Timelapse feature that lets users observe how Earth has changed from 1984 to 2020, the company said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
More than ready for challenge against Latvia: Ankita
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India tennis star Ankita Raina said that she is fine with playing three matches in the team's upcoming Billie Jean King Cup World Group Play-off tie against Latvia. Ankita plays two singles matches and a doubles match on April 16 and 17, thus taking part in all of India's matches.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
SBI says charge on cash withdrawals to stay, digital transactions exempted
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The country's largest bank, State Bank of India, on Thursday said that the bank has retained charges on cash withdrawals over and above four free withdrawals per month but has stopped recovering charges in such accounts on all digital transactions.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'His Storyy' actor Mrinal Dutt on poster plagiarism controversy
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Mrinal Dutt, who plays a pivotal role in the upcoming web series "His Storyy", says the recent poster controversy around the show surprised him.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Apple, partners launch $200M carbon removal initiative
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Apple on Thursday launched a first-of-its-kind carbon removal initiative, called the Restore Fund, that will make investments in forestry projects to remove carbon from the atmosphere while generating a financial return for investors.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Softbank in advanced talks to pump in up to $500M in Swiggy
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy is set to raise up to $500 million from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 at a market valuation of nearly $5.5 billion, reliable industry sources said on Thursday, as the competition gets fierce amid the second wave of Covid-19 as people order more food online in India.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
J&K sees 1,141 new Covid cases, active tally crosses 10K mark
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Surge in Covid-19 cases continued unchecked in J&K on Thursday, as 1,141 new cases and four deaths were witnessed during the last 24 hours while the number of active cases crossing the 10,000 mark.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Kichcha Sudeepa's 'Vikrant Rona' set to open in 14 languages on Aug 19
Bangalore, April 15 (IANS) Kannada star Kichcha Sudeepa's next, "Vikrant Rona", has been scheduled to release on August 19. The multilingual action adventure is set to release in 14 languages across 55 countries.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RBI received 8 applications to set up universal, small finance banks
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank has received eight applications for acquiring 'on tap' licenses to set up universal banks and small finance banks.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bring 'life-saver' Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary on Thursday petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Centre to decide on pending names of HC judges in 3 months, AG tells SC
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Centre, within a period of three months, will consider 10 names sent for appointment as high court judges, which were recommended as far back as July 2019.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Started hitting cricket balls two months back: AB
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) star batsman AB de Villiers said that he felt ready for the Indian Premier League (IPL) a few weeks before the start of the tournament.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mulani joins DC as Axar's replacement for brief period
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Mumbai left-arm spinner Shams Mulani has joined Delhi Capitals as a short-term replacement for Axar Patel in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Left-arm spinner Axar had tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the season and is under isolation and treatment.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Farnaz Shetty worried about debut Telugu film shoot amid pandemic
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Actress Farnaz Shetty, who has been shooting for her debut Telugu film "Indu Vadana" in the city, is concerned about how the rest of the film will be shot, given the current Covid situation.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez break up
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez and baseball star Alex Rodriguez have officially ended their relationship. The two called off their engagement in a joint statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Diana Penty runs on 'sunshine and some tea'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty's latest post on Thursday should send waves of positivity among fans.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Some complaints against judges are 'shockingly false', says SC
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said some allegations levelled against judges are shockingly false, as it heard a plea seeking appointment of ad-hoc or additional judges to High Court as per Article 224A of the Constitution.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Manipur HC rules election of MLA as 'null and void'
Imphal, April 15 (IANS) The Manipur High Court on Thursday ruled the election of MLA Okram Henry Singh, who was elected from the Wangkhei Assembly constituency in the 2017 elections, as 'null and void', officials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
'Daada' Prithviraj posts a pic with pet dog Zorro
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran posted a picture with his pet dachshund Zorro on Thursday, and his followers can't stop gushing over the cute photo-op.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AITA U-14 tennis: Gandharv tames 2nd seed to enter final
Bengaluru, April 15: Gandharv GK who has been in sublime form ousted second seed Aditya Narayanan to make it to the title round in the boys' category of the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament, at the Transform Tennis Academy here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Abhishek Bachchan: Please keep your mask on!
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Thursday urged everyone to keep their masks on to stop the spread of Covid-19.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hard courts, no crowd give India better chance at BJK Cup
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India face an uphill battle in their Billie Jean King Cup tennis tournament World Group Play-offs against the much higher-ranked Latvia but their chances have been given a slight boost due to the absence of crowd and the fact that the tie will be played on hard courts, said captain Vishal Uppal.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
BJP eyes 25 lakh Gurkhas in next phase of polls in Bengal
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which won seven of the eight Lok Sabha seats in north Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, is once again trying to woo 25 lakh Gurkhas in the region. The party, this time in the assembly elections, aims to get the upper hand in North Bengal with 54 assembly seats as Gurkhas are considered its votebank. Union Home Minister Amit Shah himself has taken over the command to get the Gurkhas to his side by making big promises during one of his trips to the state.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taha Shah Badussha: Silver screen will always be where one experiences magic
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Taha Shah Badussha, who made his OTT debut with the series "Bekaaboo 2", feels while OTT is doing well, cinema will never lose its significance.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to bowl
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sharmila undertakes fast to demand jobs for Telangana youth
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Y.S. Sharmila, who plans to launch a new political party in Telangana in July this year, undertook a day-long fast here on Thursday to demand issuance of job notifications by the state government for the unemployed youth of Telangana.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Very difficult times': SC judge as tech staff tests Covid positive
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice M.R. Shah on Thursday said all his staff members involved in arranging virtual hearings have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Little Chi Chi' of Dance Deewane 3 gets sponsor for education
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) "Dance Deewane 3" contestant Aman has earned the sobriquet of Little Chi Chi -- or Govinda -- in a short time owing to his lightning moves. While the young contestant from Ranchi has been impressing all, he now has a fan who is ready to sponsor his education.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sarita Mor defends gold in Asian wrestling championships
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Haryana's Sarita Mor stamped her authority in the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty on Thursday by winning back-to-back titles in the women's 59 kg.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India's March merchandise exports rises by over 60% YoY
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Base effect, along with healthy demand conditions abroad, pushed India's merchandise exports higher by 60.29 per cent on a year on year basis in March 2021, official data showed on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vendors, traders lose hope with pandemic, curbs on temple festivals
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Traders and vendors in several towns of Tamil Nadu were expecting to make up for the losses of 2020 when the lockdown had made it impossible to conduct temple festivals. However with the second wave of the pandemic hitting the state, the government has already brought in restrictions on the number of people participating in the temple festivals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Religion
Indian, French space agencies sign pact for human space mission
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian and French space agencies on Thursday signed an agreement for cooperation in human space flight programme, specifically on sharing of expertise in space medicine, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diplomacy,Science/Tech
SC adjourns BCCI hearing, Shah & Ganguly stay on
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court of India on Thursday adjourned the case pertaining to the Indian cricket board (BCCI) and will hear it after two weeks leaving the India cricket board (BCCI)'s top office-bearers Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah with more time to stay in charge of affirs.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Alarmed by Covid surge, J&K defers half-yearly Darbar Move
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) In view of the sharp surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday deferred the half-yearly shifting of all major offices from Jammu to Srinagar, better known as the 'Darbar Move'.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Proclaim Covid-19 'natural calamity', Thackeray urges Modi
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) As Maharashtra bears the brunt of the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping India, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the pandemic a "natural calamity".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijay Varma-starrer 'OK Computer' goes to International Film Festival Rotterdam
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The sci-fi series "OK Computer" will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), 2021. According to the official webpage of IFFR, the series starring Jackie Shroff, Vijay Varma and Radhia Apte has been selected in the Bright Future Programme category.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mobile apps help urban Indians meet daily needs in 2nd wave
New Delhi/Noida, April 15 (IANS) For 28-year-old Pratyush Ranjan, the Covid-hit 2020 taught him hard lessons in embracing a digital life, not only for shopping clothes or shoes but also daily essentials like groceries, milk, vegetables, meat and more.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Oral hygiene to prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria
New York, April 15 (IANS) Maintaining good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 5k fresh Covid cases; active cases breach 31k mark
Amaravati, April 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 5,086 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to over 9.39 lakh, while the state's active cases mounted to 31,710.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM announces Rs 1.5K ex gratia for Covid warriors
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday announced Rs 1,500 ex gratia for all Class III and Class IV employees, comprising staff nurses, ward boys and Asha workers, who have been involved directly in treating Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Parth Samthaan shot till 4am for 'Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Television star Parth Samthaan, who will be seen in the upcoming digital series "Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu", claims his perfectionist attitude meant he lost sleep over getting the role right.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Myanmar's military junta charges doctors over protests
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Myanmar's ruling military junta has charged 19 medical doctors with 'dereliction of duty' for participating in protests against the February 1 military coup, a state-run newspaper has reported.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National
India concerned over US troops' forthcoming exit from Afghanistan
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India is concerned about the vacuum that will be created after withdrawal of the US and NATO troops from war-torn Afghanistan, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ileana D'Cruz flaunts 'golden glow' in white cut-out number
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz dazzles in white, in her latest Instagram post that she shared on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi to be under under weekend curfew till April 30
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In order to break the chain of Covid-19 infections, the Delhi government on Thursday ordered imposition of weekend curfew in the city till April 30, except for essential activities or services.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maanvi Gagroo to be seen in virtual play 'Islands Of Contentment'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Maanvi Gagroo, who is currently shooting for the new season of the popular series "Four More Shots Please", will be seen in a virtual play titled "Islands Of Contentment".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bihar Chief Minister takes 2nd dose of Covid vaccine
Patna, April 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday received the second dose of vaccine against coronavirus at Patna's Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) amid growing cases of Covid-19 infections in the state. Along with him, several ministers and officials including Deputy Chief Ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi also received the corona vaccine.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National
2.5 lakh people in Kerala to be tested for Covid in 2 days
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) As Covid cases in Kerala continue to surge, an emergency meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with top officials on Thursday decided to launch a massive testing drive in the coming two days where an expected 2.5 lakh people will be tested.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National
French embassy advises its citizens, companies to leave Pak amid security threats
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) In the wake of protests, riots and violence by religious hardline group Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) paralysing the country and bringing it to a standstill demanding expulsion of the French Ambassador from Pakistan in protest against 'blasphemous' caricatures depicting the Holy Prophet and the statements made by the France premier, the French Embassy in Pakistan has advised all its nationals and French companies to temporarily leave the country.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja associates with Film Heritage Foundation
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja uploaded a video on Thursday where she expressed her support to the Film Heritage Foundation, and the work the organisation has been doing to preserve timeless classics.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google tests responsive design for Search results on desktop web
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Google is making a tweak to Search on desktop web that sees the results page adopt a more responsive design.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Improving collections, growth revival provide solace to MFIs: ICRA
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Improving collection efficiency and growth pick-up in H2FY21 is expected to help the MFI industry's long term prospects, ratings agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nagaland to prepare register of indigenous inhabitants
Kohima, April 15 (IANS) The Nagaland government has taken an ambitious initiative to prepare a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), officials said here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Postpone protest for time being: Haryana CM to farmers
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday appealed to thousands of farmers, who have been protesting against the Centre's three new farm laws for nearly five months at the Delhi borders, to postpone the protest due to the sudden rise in coronavirus cases.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Airlines gain altitude, but will fly into losses this fiscal, too
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Domestic airlines are expected to log net losses in FY22 on the back of lower domestic air traffic compared with pre-pandemic levels, together with high fuel prices, ratings agency Crisil said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Williamson's level head needed by SRH amid hard-hitters
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a T20 tournament like the Indian Premier League (IPL), where teams look to pack their batting line-ups with big-hitting batsmen, the presence of a technically solid player in the middle order becomes paramount to arrest batting collapses.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram admin notifies self, govt-paid isolation facilities
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Amid a spike in Covid cases, the Gurugram District Magistrate (DM) on Thursday notified self and government-paid isolation facilities that can be used by people with mild and very mild Covid symptoms.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Umpires decision to allow Patel to continue bowling was right: Bayliss
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner seemed to be miffed by the umpires allowing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel to continue bowling despite him bowling two waist-high full tosses. However, SRH coach Trevor Bayliss reckoned that the umpires were right in making the decisions and Warner's frustration came from the fact that the team was not performing too well.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Delhi may face vaccine shortage, stocks available only for 6-7 days
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) With over 50,000 vaccinations being administered across Delhi on a regular basis for a few days, the national capital may face a vaccine shortage next week as it has stocks only for six-seven days.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Not just Jaleel, Vijayan also has to quit: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Three days after Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel resigned, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala said, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also has to quit.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
RICH shortlists startups under AID programme
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) The Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) on Thursday announced the shortlist of its first cohort of start-ups, selected under the Acceleration Initiative for Diagnostics (AID) programme, designed as a multi-stakeholder alliance to identify and nurture the best start-ups in the diagnostics space.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
Covid 2.0 hits Indian kids with severe symptoms: Doctors
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In what should worry Indian parents the most, an increasing number of children are now being infected with Covid-19 along with serious symptoms in the ongoing lethal second wave. The city-based doctors on Thursday urged parents not to take their kids out and expose them to the virus.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Temperature crosses 40 degree in northern India
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) No heat wave Conditions are likely over the country on Thursday but heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Coastal & South interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on April 16, said the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Madras HC stays reburial of mortal remains of Covid victim
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A division bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday stayed its order directing the Chennai Corporation to exhume the body of Dr Simon Hercules, who had succumbed to Covid-19 last year, from a burial ground at Velangudu and rebury it at a cemetery in Kilpauk, as requested by the family.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India at 49th spot on internet inclusion globally: Facebook
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Despite cheapest data plans and nearly 700 million internet users, India is at a dismal 49th spot globally when it comes to internet inclusion and gender equality in accessing the world wide web, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) study has revealed.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
realme 8 5G may launch in India on April 22: Report
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Realme's upcoming smartphone, realme 8 5G, which might launch in India soon after its debut in Thailand on April 21, is likely to feature 90Hz screen and side-mounted fingerprint reader.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bengal fifth phase: Congress may find the going tough
Siliguri/New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Congress may find it tough to retain its last tally in the fifth phase of the polling in West Bengal where the party is contesting on 12 seats and has 3 sitting MLAs including a second term MLA in Naxalbari, said sources.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vikas ousts European Champion in youth boxing Worlds
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Vikas (52kg) pulled off a stunning upset win against the reigning European Youth Champion Yasen Radev as five Indian boxers registered remarkable victories on the second day of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships, in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
CSK need to shed off rustiness against Punjab Kings (Preview: Match 8)
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have their work cut out as they take on buoyant Punjab Kings in their second match of the IPL 2021 on Friday night.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Union Minister Muraleedharan describes Vijayan as 'Covidiot' (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) The long running feud between Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took an ugly turn with the former calling the latter a 'Covidiot'.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National
City oust Dortmund to advance to Champions League semis
Dortmund, April 15 (IANS) Manchester City advanced into the Champions League semi-finals after bouncing back from one goal down to snatch a 2-1 win over Dortmund (4-2 on aggregate), courtesy of Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden second-half goals.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Barca hunt 31st cup title, Bilbao avoiding another disappointment
Seville, April 15 (IANS) Saturday night sees Athletic Bilbao play their second Copa del Rey final in two weeks when they look to bounce back from their disappointing 1-0 defeat against Real Sociedad a fortnight ago against FC Barcelona in the Estadio de la Cartuja in Seville.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Ignoble Oscars go to Narayanamurthy, Amit Agarwal, Jeff Bezos
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The crowning glory moment of the Asmbhav Summit was an evening marked by a high note of sarcasm and thought-provoking mirth.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Relief, doubt, uncertainty - CBSE decision on board exams evokes mixed response
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The decision taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel the Class X board exams and postpone the Class XII exams has evoked mixed response from the parents, teachers and students.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Rajnath pats Air Force for timely response during Chinese threat
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh patted Indian Air Force on Thursday for ensuring a timely and befitting response to the sudden developments in eastern Ladakh. China had made attempts of transgression at Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh last year and the air force had rushed in to provide logistic support to Indian Army deployed at forward locations.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Asmbhav Summit moots stricter regulation, central agencies led investigation over foreign platforms
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The 'Asmbhav Summit', successfully held virtually across India representing the voices and aspirations of lakhs of small retailers and traders across India saw enthusiastic participation from participants across industry.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dates for the holy month of Ramadan
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Muslims across the world break their Ramadan fast with a date as it was guided by the Prophet.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
BBC Media Action launches a new virtual address for residents of Bengaluru to connect with their 22,500 invaluable friends
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) BBC Media Action Thursday launched 'Invaluables' -- a communication initiative designed to shift perceptions about waste picking and informal waste pickers in the city of Bengaluru.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Vidya Balan: Don't believe in black and white world except for picture
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan shared a monochrome picture on Thursday on social media, saying she does not believe in a black and white world except for a picture.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UAE mediating between India, Pak to restore 'functional relations'
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is facilitating and mediating back-channel talks between India and Pakistan with an aim to turn their rivalry into a healthy and functional relationship, its envoy in Washington has confirmed.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Gaslighting - understanding this in detail
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Gaslighting. A term used so frequently by millennials and a concept that has been growing in popularity. So, what is 'gaslighting' you ask? It is a form of manipulation that happens in personal relationships. It is also considered emotional abuse as the abuser makes the victim question their reality. The victim wonders if they are going crazy by reacting a certain way to things done by the abuser.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
AR Rahman says Edilsy Vargas was apt for '99 songs' heroine
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Latina actress Edilsy Vargas will be seen in AR Rahman's "99 Songs". Oscar-winning composer Rahman, who turns producers with the film, says close to 600 auditions took place for the role of Sophie, before Edilsy bagged it.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah' title track narrates antics of characters
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The animated version of the popular television show "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", titled "Taarak Mehta Kka Chhota Chashmah", has launched its title track. The song narrates the antics of all the characters.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The Oberoi Group to further its sustainability initiatives
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) As part of The Oberoi Groups efforts towards sustainability, tailor-made energy efficiency initiatives for each of their hotels and resorts will be executed as it partners with EESL. Through its nationwide network, EESL will collaborate with all Oberoi Group Hotels to evaluate opportunities for saving energy and lowering emissions. It will recommend select energy programs from its portfolio with proven track records of successful implementation. Additionally,
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Time for woman CJI; but women lawyers cite family responsibilities'
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Thursday said the time has come for a woman Chief Justice of India, however when women lawyers are asked to come on the bench, they refuse citing family responsibilities.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tips to deal with anxiety
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Anxiety is our bodys natural response to stress. Its a feeling of fear or apprehension about whats to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. The most recent addition to these reasons is the pandemic which has made anxiety and stress more common in people.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ritu Kumar launches Label Basics
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Catering to an increasing trend of work-from-home, athleisure and an overall need for more relaxed casual wear, veteran designer Ritu Kumar has launched Label Basics under her fashion brand.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fascinating diamond facts for the rarest birthstone of April
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Diamonds have an unmatched beauty, their enigmatic energy or simply a legacy thats billions of years old captivates people all over the world.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A guide for new-age art collectors
New Delhi, April 15 (IANSlife) Given the current exposure Indian art is receiving, the projected turnover for the market will hold its ground, and further expand over the next decade. Analyzing, researching, and thereafter including Indian art properties, during the asset planning and strategy phase should not be undermined, says Siddanth Shetty, V.P. Business Strategy and Operations, AstaGuru.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Cotton production for 2020-21 estimated at 360L bales'
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's cotton production is estimated at 360 lakh bales of 170 kg each for 2020-21, said the Cotton Association of India (CAI) on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B recalls 'the years when films did 50 weeks and 100 weeks'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane to recall how he had nearly half a dozen releases the same year, in the seventies. He shared a throwback picture from his younger days along with his post, dressed in a white T-shirt and is sporting big chunky retro sunglasses.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre issues Regulatory Pathways for foreign produced vaccines
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a radical reform measure, the Centre on Thursday issued Regulatory Pathway in India for Covid-19 vaccines approved for restricted use in the US, the UK, Japan or which are listed in the WHO's emergency use listing.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sufficient drug stocks available to treat Covid in TN
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Thursday said a sufficient number of beds and stock of drugs to treat Covid-19 were there and also urged the people not to panic on increasing coronavirus infections.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
HMSI launches 'Overseas Business' vertical to boost exports
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Two wheeler major Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) on Thursday said it has established an 'Overseas Business' expansion business vertical under the 'Making in India for the World' initiative.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indians traders are getting Chinese Covid jab in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Indian traders and businessmen doing business in China are now queuing up in hospitals in Kathmandu to get the Chinese Covid-19 vaccines, according to officials.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Yogi orders sanitisation of warehouses, cold storages
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has ordered sanitisation of all the mandi sites, cold storages and warehouses in order to check the Covid spread in the rural areas across Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's WPI inflation rises to 7.39% in March (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices sequentially rose to 7.39 per cent in March from a rise of 4.17 per cent in February.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 150 world-class institutions to participate in IDP's virtual education fair 2021
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Over 150 world-class institutions from Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland will come together at IDP's Virtual Education Fair to interact with Indian students and help them with their overseas education plan.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Telangana: 7 ULBs to go to polls on April 30
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Elections to two Municipal Corporations and five municipalities in Telangana will be held on April 30, the State Election Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Night curfew hours extended in 10 UP cities
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) Timings for night curfew in ten districts of Uttar Pradesh have been revised in view of the worsening Covid situation.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Abdullah congratulates Afghan journo for question 11 yrs ago
Kabul, April 15 (IANS) In a sympathetic admission of an earlier mistake, Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council of National Reconciliation, on Thursday congratulated a journalist on a question posed 11 years ago.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
AIWA enters India with 5 audio products
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Japanese consumer electronics brand AIWA on Thursday announced its entry in India with the launch five products in the audio range.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Conditions imposed for entering Varanasi, visiting temples
Varanasi (UP), April 15 (IANS) The Varanasi administration has made it mandatory for all visitors to carry a negative RT-PCR test report of past 72 hours, if they wish to seek accommodation in hotels and visit temples including Kashi Vishwanath, Annapurna and Sankat Mochan temples in the holy city.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Equities edged higher, metal stocks rise
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) India's key benchmark equity indices made healthy gains during Thursday's late afternoon session.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nataraj inches closer to Olympic 'A' qualification mark
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Teenage swimmer Srihari Nataraj clocked 54.10 seconds in the men's 100 metres backstroke preliminary round of the Uzbekistan Open Summer Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Thursday to inch closer to Olympic 'A' qualification time of 53.85 seconds.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Gujarat postpones class 10, 12 exams, gives mass promotion to rest
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Thursday decided to postpone the Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 and also announced mass promotion for all the rest of the classes in view of the Covid resurgence.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Our task is not over till we get podium at Olympics: Manpreet
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India men's hockey captain Manpreet Singh urged the team to focus on transferring their good form to the upcoming Pro League matches in Europe and later at this year's Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Two burnt alive as truck catches fire in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Two persons were charred to death after a moving container truck caught fire on the Outer Ring Road here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fire at Saudi university after Houthi attack
Riyadh, April 15 (IANS) A fire broke out at a university in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday after the air defence system intercepted an attack by Yemen's Houthi militia.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Defence/Security
FY22 prospects uncertain, insurers wish for an insurance cover
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Insurance is basically a business based on uncertainty of events. Curiously, the general insurance industry officials while hoping for a growth, are uncertain about the prospects for FY22, as they are faced with negative consumer sentiment; the reduction in cash flow due to withdrawal of long-term motor policy; lower investment yield and muted growth owing to economy affected by Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Indonesian police kills suspect linked to church attack
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday shot dead a man allegedly linked to last month's suicide bombing outside a church in South Sulawesi province, a spokesman said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of Covid protocols
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered strict enforcement of Covid safety protocols to prevent any super-spread events, along with an increase in daily vaccination doses to two lakh.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bulgarian PM Borisov formally resigns
Sofia, April 15 (IANS) Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on Thursday resigned from his coalition government, as expected, after the parliamentary election earlier this month.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
'Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt on schedule by 2024'
Paris, April 15 (IANS) The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was badly damaged in a fire in April 2019, will be rebuilt on schedule, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, France,Politics
Tejashwi urges Modi to free Bihar health minister from Bengal campaign
Patna, April 15 (IANS) Keeping in view the alarming situation in Bihar due to Covid 19, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President J.P. Nadda to release state health minister Mangal Pandey from the West Bengal poll campaign.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Australian troops to leave Afghanistan in Sep: PM
Canberra, April 15 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that the country's remaining troops in Afghanistan will leave in September.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Australia,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid: Mumbai airport to herd all flights in single terminal
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) In view of the worsening Covid-19 pandemic situation, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai has decided to re-consolidate all domestic passenger flights currently operating from Terminal 1, an official said here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Flipkart to acquire online travel tech firm Cleartrip
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) E-commerce major Flipkart will acquire online travel technology company Cleartrip.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Senate votes to open debate on anti-Asian American hate crimes bill
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The US Senate has voted with sweeping bipartisan support to open a debate on an anti-Asian American hate crimes bill, clearing a key hurdle to its final passage vote in the chamber.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
2nd Covid wave leaves Agra's tourism industry reeling again
Agra, April 15 (IANS) The alarming surge of Covid-19 cases in the Taj city, one patient every ten minutes, 242 cases on Wednesday including politicians and officials, has hit the tourism industry hard which was only beginning to limp back to some kind of normalcy in January and February.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Pak withdraws customs duty on cotton yarn import
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of Pakistan has approved to withdraw customs duty on import of cotton yarn till June 30 to facilitate the textile sector, the Finance Ministry here said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
EU to borrow 800bn euros to fund recovery
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) The European Commission announced that it would borrow 800 billion euros from the capital market in current prices until 2026 to fund the European Union's (EU) massive plan to bail out its Covid-stricken economy.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Atlassian plans to hire 300 R&D engineers in India over next year
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Australia-based software firm Atlassian Corporation on Thursday said it plans to hire over 1,000 employees globally including 300 research and development engineers in India, over the next year as part of a major recruitment drive.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Online exams must for promotion: TN govt to Madras HC
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The government of Tamil Nadu informed the Madras High Court on Thursday that no student will be promoted without taking an online exam. The government had earlier taken the position that exams will be cancelled in view of the Covid 19 pandemic and has now taken a diametrically opposite stand before the High Court.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
UPI remained most preferred payment mode among consumers
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Digital transactions processed at physical touch points such as grocery stores, fuel stations, clothing & apparel, pharmacies, restaurants and specialty retail together accounted for 80 per cent in volume and 60 per cent in value.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
The saga of damage and desecration of mosques in Kashmir
New Delhi, April 15: The damage caused to the village mosque at Hadipora in southern Kashmirs Shopian district during an encounter between the security forces and the militants on 9 -10 April has outraged the local population but, in contrast to some previous incidents, the public anger this time around is unmistakably against the militants.
2021-04-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National
As religious bigotry holds sway in Pakistan 'White In The Flag' stands up for minorities
New Delhi, April 15: For the last two days, Pakistan has been burning. Thousands of protesters of Tehreek-i-Labbaik in the country have been clashing with the police on the streets, demanding the immediate release of their chief Saad Rizvi.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Kuldeep Sengar's daughter seeks justice in video message
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) The daughter of jailed former BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, has put out a video statement, questioning the 'injustice' done to her mother Sangeeta Senger.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Amid rise in cases, Gurugram containment zones increased to 94 from 61
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) As the number of Covid-19 cases increase in Gurugram, the number of containment zones has also been increased to 94 from 61 in the district.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Booby-trapped drone hit US-led coalition base in Iraq
Baghdad, April 15 (IANS) A booby-trapped drone struck a US-led coalition base at the Erbil airport, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq, an official statement said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
John Cena: 'Fast & Furious' not senseless action for sake of action
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) WWE champion and Hollywood star John Cena is the latest addition to the "Fast & Furious" world. He admits being aware he is getting the opportunity to be a part of a legacy body of work, and adds that the franchise is not senseless action.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Goa striking taxi drivers want negotiations with govt broadcast live
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) Even as the ongoing taxi strike has dragged for more than a week, office bearers of the taxi associations in Goa have demanded that the lobby's negotiations with Goa government ministers would be held if they are broadcast live on social media.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Video shakes court's conscience, bail denied to Shahrukh
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to grant bail to Shahrukh Pathan, who was seen in a viral video pointing a gun at an unarmed Delhi Police personnel during the riots in the capital in February 2020.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab promotes students of classes 5, 8, 10 to next class
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing unabated across Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced promotion of students of classes 5, 8 and 10 to the next class.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Delhi govt announces weekend curfew, allows passes for essential services
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced a weekend curfew in the national capital to break the chain of Covid-19 pandemic, which has shown an uptrend for the past few days.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Italy halts J&J Covid vax roll-out plans
Rome, April 15 (IANS) Italy has halted its rollout plans for the US-made Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine just before it was set to begin distribution of the one-dose jab, a government official said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Syria rejects accusation of chemical weapons use
Damascus, April 15 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has denied an accusation by a global watchdog about the use of chemical weapons against the population in the country's northwestern region.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
NIA holds BRICS seminar on misuse of internet by terrorists
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Looking at the misuse of internet by terrorists, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) organised a two-day BRICS seminar on the issue and discussed on engaging multiple stakeholders from both public and private sectors to tackle the misuse of internet and enhancing international co-operation to effectively tackle the exploitation of the internet by terrorists for their nefarious activities.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries denied bodily autonomy
United Nations, April 15 (IANS) Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek healthcare -- the three dimensions of bodily autonomy, according to a UN report.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gujarat LOP files PIL against BJP chief for Remdesivir distribution
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani on Thursday filed a PIL in the Gujarat High Court against the BJP state chief C.R. Patil and the BJP MLA Harsh Sanghavi for illegally and unauthorisingly, acquiring, stocking and distributing, the much sought after miracle injection, Remdesivir in Surat.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kohli named Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's ODI player of the decade (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has been named the One Day International cricketer of the decade for the 2010s in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana to increase beds in Covid facilities
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) Amid surge in Covid-19 cases in Telangana, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Thursday directed officials to increase the bed strength in government and private hospitals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure onboards ServiceNow
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle has announced that digital workflow company ServiceNow is now integrated with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Facebook ties up with CleanMax to go 100% renewable in India
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Facebook and CleanMax on Thursday announced a partnership to support renewable power from wind and solar facilities in India.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Ukrainian tank units hold drills near Crimea
Kiev, April 15 (IANS) Ukraine's tank units held exercises in the south near Crimea, the the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) Command said in a statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
US minorities urged to unite against racism, xenophobia
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Leaders of advocacy groups and Congress members have urged minority communities in the US to unite in the fight against racism, xenophobia and other social injustices.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kohi named Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's ODI player of the decade
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has been named the One Day International cricketer of the decade for the 2010s in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rasika Dugal posts picture to beat 'lockdown blues'
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal took to Instagram to post a still from her web series "Mirzapur".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zoom fatigue greater for women, finds Stanford study
New York, April 15 (IANS) Even as video calls have taken over people's work and personal lives amid the pandemic, a new Stanford University research has found that the feeling of exhaustion that comes from a day of back-to-back online meetings, also known as "Zoom fatigue", is greater for women than men.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
EU eyes Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe travel
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) European Union (EU) leaders have formally agreed to launch negotiations on details of a Digital Green Certificate with lawmakers in the European Parliament in order to have a system that would enable travel by summer, according to an official statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Cong candidate from Murshidabad dies of Covid
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Murshidabad's Congress candidate Rezaul Haque died of Covid-19 at a private hospital here on Thursday morning.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP Board exams put off, schools shut till May 15
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has postponed the state Board examinations for Classes 10 and 12.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Probe will bring out conspiracy in ISRO spy case: Narayanan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Top former ISRO space scientist S. Nambi Narayanan on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision that ordered a fresh probe into the 27-year-old ISRO spy case, in which he was falsely implicated.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana records highest single-day spike
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, Covid-19 claimed eight lives across Telangana while the daily count of new cases jumped to 3,307, the highest so far in the state.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Israel, US launch plan to foster advanced homeland security techs
Jerusalem, April 15 (IANS) Israel and the US have launched a program aimed at fostering and supporting the joint development of advanced technologies for homeland security, Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy
Vin Diesel: People feel they've grown up with 'Fast & Furious' saga
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Hollywood action superstar Vin Diesel has opened up about what makes his "Fast & Furious" franchise so popular globally. He also spoke of the biggest difference between the first film, which was released in 2001, and the ninth installment that is all set to release.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
EU in talks with Pfizer/BioNTech for 1.8bn doses
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said that talks were under way with Pfizer/BioNTech for a new contract for 1.8 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to be delivered in 2022 and 2023.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
J&K: CRPF officer falls to death from building
Srinagar, April 15 (IANS) A junior officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died after falling down from a building in J&K's Shopian district on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US' new anti-terror program violates human rights: UN
Geneva, April 15 (IANS) A group of UN experts have said that the US' anti-terrorism program "Rewards for Justice" is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
IL&FS addresses Rs 43,000 cr debt, raises aggregate debt recovery target
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) IL&FS Group has addressed a debt of Rs 43,000 crore so far and the management has now raised its aggregate debt recovery estimate to Rs 61,000 crore.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra inoculates record 6.17 lakh for Covid on Wednesday
Amaravati, April 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh inoculated a record number of 6.17 lakh people with Coronavirus vaccine by 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Arjun Kapoor: Have been dying to work with Mohit Suri again
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Arjun Kapoor is headed to Goa to start shooting for "Ek Villain 2". The actor says he has been dying to collaborate with the film's director Mohit Suri once again after "Half Girlfriend".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt begins mapping of states with greater need of oxygen
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Amid reports of shortage of medical oxygen from various parts of the country, the Centre has clarified that the present availability of "oxygen is sufficient", however, it has started mapping of states with greater need of oxygen.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
About half of UK adults estimated to have antibodies
London, April 15 (IANS) About half of the UK's adult population were estimated to have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies by the end of March, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Blue Origin conducts 'astronaut rehearsal' in test flight
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin has conducted an "astronaut rehearsal" during the successful 15th uncrewed test flight of the company's reusable suborbital rocket New Shepard, dubbed NS-15.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Global Covid cases spike for 7th consecutive week: WHO
Geneva, April 15 (IANS) Global Covid-19 cases have continued to increase for a seventh consecutive week, with over 4.5 million new infections reported last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Google Assistant can now help find lost iPhone
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Google has announced features coming to Google Assistant, with the most notable feature for Apple users being the ability to locate a lost iPhone using the digital assistant.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India's WPI inflation rises to 7.39% in March
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices sequentially rose to 7.39 per cent in March from a rise of 4.17 per cent in February.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iran to negotiate n-deal according to own logic: Rouhani
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran has no problem negotiating the return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, but will do so "according to its own logic", President Hassan Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
59% Delhi residents favour a 3-week lockdown
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Ahead of the meeting Thursday between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and LG Anil Baijal, 59 per cent Delhi residents are in favour of a 3-week lockdown.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Daily exercise in youth can give you a robust life after 40
New York, April 15 (IANS) Maintaining a daily exercise routine in youth may help reduce risk of high blood pressure or hypertension and dementia in later life, according to a study.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Biden should appoint special envoy to Tibet: Sangay
Dharamsala, April 15 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay said that the administration of US President Joe Biden should appoint an envoy to Tibet, who will not only "access the ground situation but will also future play a pivotal role in arriving at a solution acceptable to all".
2021-04-15
Category: International, India,Diplomacy
'Sans baggage, Indian businesses uniquely positioned to leverage new digital media' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Without legacy systems of the past, Indian businesses are uniquely positioned to leverage the new digital media, says Will Page, former Chief Economist of music streaming app Spotify, in his new book "Tarzan Economics" (Simon & Schuster), extrapolating the global music industry's journey in coping with the threat of online piracy to present eight principles for pivoting through today's ubiquitous disruption in almost all industries -- much in the manner in which the 'ape man' swings from vine to vine to attain his goals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ISRO spy case: SC orders CBI probe in framing of Narayanan
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the role of Kerala police officers in framing ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in the 1994 ISRO espionage case.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tanuj Virwani opens up on shooting in Kamathipura
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) For actor Tanuj Virwani, who stars in the web series "The Tattoo Murders", says shooting in real locations of Kamathipura for the show was nerve-racking at times.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU plans ban on AI for mass surveillance, social credit scores
London, April 15 (IANS) As artificial intelligence (Ai) technology gets all-pervasive, the European Union is considering a ban on the use of AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores, among other applications.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Lebanese PM to ask Russia for political, economic support
Beirut, April 15 (IANS) Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri intends to ask Russia for support in solving the country's political and economic crisis during his visit to Moscow, a top official said here.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Imran holds virtual summit with Uzbek Prez
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan exchanged views on bilateral, regional and international issues during a virtual summit with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, according to the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 181
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) The death toll from the tropical cyclone Seroja that recently hit Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has indreased to 181, while 47 people remain missing, according to the latest official data.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Covid: Chennai Corporation to set up more triage centres
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Chennai corporation will set up triage centres in 12 more areas, the office of the Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Turkey may lose 500K tourists after Russia's flight curbs
Ankara, April 15 (IANS) Turkish Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the country might lose nearly 500,000 tourists by June in the wake of Russia's decision to impose flight restrictions.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sony unveils 32-inch BRAVIA Android TV at Rs 30,990
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Sony on Thursday launched a new 32-inch BRAVIA 32W830 Android TV for India market at Rs 30,990.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pak Army chief, Blinken discuss Afghan peace process
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the Afghan peace process, the military in Islamabad confirmed.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Governors should supplement states' efforts to tackle Covid: Modi
Amaravati, April 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan participated in the video conference convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the coronavirus pandemic situation, in which all the Governors have been asked to supplement the efforts of their respective states to tackle the virus.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Putin-Biden summit proposal being considered: Kremlin
Moscow, April 15 (IANS) Russian authorities are closely studying the US' proposal for a summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Social isolation may reduce face recognition ability: Study
New York, April 15 (IANS) A solitary lifestyle can have profound effects on the brains' abilities to recognise faces, finds a study on wasps with implications on humans facing social isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Register case against Vijayan for flouting Covid protocol: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) A day after reports surfaced that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has violated Covid protocols, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Thursday asked for a case to be registered against Vijayan.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NY based non-profit names Indian-American Executive Director
New York, April 15 (IANS) Akanksha Education Fund, a New York-based non-profit that supports initiatives to improve access to high quality education for the disadvantaged children in India, has named an Indian-American as its new Executive Director.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Covid: Air pollution can worsen outcomes in asthma patients
New York, April 15 (IANS) Exposure to higher levels of air pollution is likely to increase the severity of Covid-19 among people suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), warns a study.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
These UP women are milking their way to success
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) The story has shades of the 1976 Shyam Benegal film 'Manthan' that showcased women empowerment through the dairy sector.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Private equity inflow in India realty up 19% in FY21
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Bucking the pandemic private equity (PE) investments into the India real estate sector rose around 19 per cent in FY 2020-21 to over $6.27 billion, according to an Anarock report.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fatima Sana Shaikh: I am constantly doubting myself
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Fatima Sana Shaikh became popular even before the audience knew her name. Way back in 1997, she endeared herself to viewers playing Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter in "Chachi 420". Years later, she would score her first blockbuster with the 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
8 Pak nationals nabbed mid-sea with 30 kg heroin (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Eight Pakistan nationals were apprehended from the mid-sea off Gujarat coast for drug trafficking on Thursday. The law enforcement agencies seized 30 kilograms of heroin from them.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rahul Gandhi attacks govt on Covid surge
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Amid surging Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government on shortage of beds and ventilators in hospitals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mercedes 'under no illusions' as F1 heads to Imola
Imola (Italy), April 15 (IANS) Imola is the venue for the second instalment of this year's Formula One battle between titleholders Mercedes and contenders Red Bull, with a lack of overtaking opportunities at the Italian venue likely to be decisive on Sunday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Indian-American physicians elect new leadership team
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has elected a new team to lead the largest ethnic medical organisation in the US, the media reported.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Petrol, diesel prices finally cut after 15 days pause
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country finally fell on Thursday with oil marketing companies deciding to pass the benefit of softer global oil prices earlier this month to the consumers.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Instagram testing 3 new 'like' options to empower users
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is now testing a new feature that will give users more controls in the form of three options ? select not to see like counts on anyones posts, turn them off for their own posts, or keep the original experience.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Putin completes Covid vaccination
Moscow, April 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he has received his second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, following his first shot on March 23, thus completing his inoculation against the virus.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Cancelling Olympics an option if Covid situation worsens: Japanese official
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) Secretary-General of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Toshihiro Nikai said Thursday that cancelling this year's Tokyo Olympics could be an option if the Covid-19 situation continues to worsen.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Ayushmann Khurrana roped in as TECNO's India brand ambassador for 2021
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, on Thursday announced that it has roped in Bollywood superstar Ayushmann Khurrana as its India brand ambassador for 2021.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Panchayat poll candidate shot at by rival in UP
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) A candidate for the village head panchayat polls was shot at by a rival in Mahuadabar village under Khajni police circle.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Equity indices pare initial gains to turn red
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices reversed their initial gains on Thursday to trade in the negative territory.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IMD predicts heavy rain in TN, Puducherry for next three days
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall for the next three days in Chennai and the union territory of Puducherry. Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds with speeds reaching 30/40 km per hour and with moderate to heavy rain is likely in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikkal on Thursday, the IMD said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's Covid tally hits a record high of over 2 lakh cases
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India reported 2,00,739 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 1,40,74,564, cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry data.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TCL transforms a 6.87-inch smartphone into a 10-inch tablet
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In a bid to take the niche foldable devices segment to a brand new level, consumer electronics company TCL has teased a new concept that can turn a 6.87-inch smartphone into a 10-inch tablet.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fate of UP Board students remains undecided
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) With 17 out of 19 officials responsible for conducting the UP Education Board examination, testing positive for Covid, the fate of over 56 lakh UP students, slated to undertake the state education board examinations for classes 10 and 12 from May 8, now hangs in balance.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Announcing Afghan pullout, Biden asks India to 'do more' for Kabul (News Analysis)
New York, April 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has asked India and other regional countries to pitch in to help stabilise Afghanistan as Washington has decided to pull out its troops ending a 20-year-old war.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Lucknow traders announce closure to check Covid spread
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) In what can be described as a self-imposed closure, prominent traders associations in Lucknow have announced shutting down markets from Thursday for the next four to five days.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dell spins out VMware, to generate over $9B
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) Dell Technologies has announced to spin out VMware ? a move that will generate more than $9 billion for the company that acquired VMware as part of the $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $67 billion) in 2015.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Goa hold shape to take stunning 0-0 draw against Al Rayyan
Margao (Goa), April 15 (IANS) FC Goa put on a sensational defensive display to hold Al Rayyan to a 0-0 draw in their AFC Champions League opener at the Fatorda Stadium.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Weather to remain erratic in J&K till weekend
Srinagar, April 15 (IANS) Rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred in the hills in the Valley on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast erratic weather in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh till the weekend.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Denmark stops AstraZeneca vax rollout
Copenhagen, April 15 (IANS) Denmark has decided to entirely cease administering the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the country's health authority confirmed.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
Patriotism the reigning flavour down South
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Superstars down South suddenly seem to be in a race to announce patriotism-themed mega projects. Filmmakers are going all out to launch teasers, trailers and announcements of films that hoist the Tricolour spirit high.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAEA urges transparency over Japan's move on n-wastewater
Vienna, April 15 (IANS) As Japan's decision to discharge the nuclear wastewater from the crippled Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean sparked an international backlash, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Mariano Grossi said that he took these concerns "seriously" and called for "transparency".
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Stalin comes down heavily at Modi over Covid surge
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) DMK President and party's Chief Ministerial candidate M.K. Stalin has come down heavily against the BJP government at the Centre and the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular on the second Covid surge in the country.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kerala Polls: Sparks start to fly, fireworks not far behind
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) With May 2, the day of judgement for the political parties in Kerala fast approaching and a week after the crucial voting for the 140-member Assembly, sparks have started to fly between them on what could be the possible final results.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
S Korea to set global standards for EV wireless charging
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) South Korea said on Thursday it will ramp up efforts to promote a homegrown charging technology for electric vehicles (EVs) as an international standard, as the country plans to penetrate deeper into the growing sector.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Ex-police officer to face charge for killing African-American man
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Former police officer Kim Potter, who fatally shot 20-year-old African-American man Daunte Wright in the US state of Minnesota, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter for the killing, a prosecutor said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
LG-GM joint venture to build second US battery plant
Seoul, April 15 (IANS) A joint venture between South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd and US automaker General Motors will build its second battery factory in Tennessee to step up production, industry sources said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Rows of burning pyres in Lucknow showcase corona tragedy
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) At first glance, it seemed like a unique fire show. The huge crowds that had lined up on the opposite river bank, only added to the element of curiosity.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP Panchayat polls: BKU asks farmers to choose candidates 'other than BJP'
Agra, April 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has issued a statement asking people to choose any candidate, other than those from the BJP in the Panchayat elections that begin on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Russia aims at yr-round sailing across Arctic sea
Moscow, April 15 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the country seeks to establish year-round navigation along the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
UP Panchayat elections begin today
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) Even as the pandemic situation worsens in Uttar Pradesh, the state has launched one of the biggest polling exercises -- the Panchayat elections. The four-phased elections that began on Thursday morning will elect around eight lakh rural representatives.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP to set up quarantine centres for migrants
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to set up quarantine centres in all those districts of the state that are receiving migrant workers.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Girl found dead in mysterious circumstances in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl, said to be mentally unstable, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house in the Gajraula area of Pilibhit district.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'Town faces 15-20% loss, small film shoots may move out of Maha
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Cinema halls have been shut, and the Maharashtra government has ordered all film and TV shoots to be stopped immediately. This has come to a huge impediment to Bollywood as many big-ticket films including Shah Rukh Khan's "Pathan", the Ranveer Singh-starrer "Cirkus", and Ajay Devgn's "Mayday" and "Maidaan" were currently being shot in the state.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Khamenei insists on US lifting sanctions to revive n-deal
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reiterated Tehran's position that US sanctions must be lifted before the Islamic Republic returns to its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-04-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Poland extends national lockdown
Warsaw, April 15 (IANS) The Polish government has extended the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown by a week, saying the recent "zenith of the pandemic's third wave" is starting to affect healthcare facilities.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Poland,Politics
US job growth picks up, hiring remains challenge: Fed
Washington, April 15 (IANS) US employment growth has recently picked up, but hiring remains a "widespread" challenge, the Federal Reserve said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
IMF chief 'confident' to distribute new SDR by Aug
Washington, April 15 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said she is "confident" the financial organisation will distribute a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) to member countries by mid-August.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Coast Guard nabs 8 Pak men with 30 kg heroin
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) In a joint operation, Indian Coast Guard and the Anti Terrorism Squad of Gujarat on Thursday apprehended a boat with eight Pakistan nationals and 30 kilos of heroin.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138mn
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.97 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
As Covid spread gets worse, leading doctors say go for a quick restrictive lockdown
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Spreading at a very high speed, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has overwhelmed healthcare infrastructure in several states, urgently requires an extraordinary response to contain the virus, feel the leading doctors, dealing with the health crisis in the country.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Avinash Tiwary: Actors get more credit than they deserve
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Avinash Tiwary has been part of films such as "Tu Mera Sunday", "Bulbull", and "Ghost Stories". While he has enjoyed critical acclaim for his roles, he feels a good film is always a team effort and not just about the actor.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden announces complete US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan
Washington, April 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before September 11, a move to end the longest war in American history.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Japan PM Suga to leave for US for talks with Biden
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to depart for the US on Thursday for talks with President Joe Biden amid the Covid-19 pandemic and tension with China.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Japan,Diplomacy,Politics
'Bigg Boss' star Jasmin Bhasin on shooting 'Pani di gal' video
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" sensation Jasmin Bhasin recently shot for the music video of the independent track "Pani di gal" with Punjabi singer Maninder Buttar. The romantic track is a part of "Jugni", Buttar's debut album.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP gets 25,000 vials of Remdesivir from Gujarat
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has procured 25,000 vials of Remdesivir injection, used in the treatment of Covid-19.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Colin Farrell found 'Voyagers' script a page-turner
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Colin Farrell says the script of his upcoming sci-fi thriller "Voyagers" was quite a page-turner.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NATO initiates full withdrawal from Afghanistan
Brussels, April 15 (IANS) North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies on Wednesday agreed to pull out all of their armed forces from Afghanistan after the United States announced that all US troops would leave the country by September 11.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Carey Mulligan 'lucky' to be part of 'Promising Young Woman'
Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan, who plays the protagonist Cassie Thomas in "Promising Young Woman", says she is fortunate to have landed the Oscar-nominated role, although the 35-year-old actress wishes such a role came her way when she was younger.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Poland extends national Covid lockdown
Warsaw, April 15 (IANS) The Polish government on Wednesday extended the nationwide lockdown by a week, saying the recent "zenith of the epidemic's third wave" is starting to affect health care facilities.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Poland,Health/Medicine
Germany reports higher Covid cases, ICU occupancy
Berlin, April 15 (IANS) German coronavirus infections appear to be on the rise once more, but a possible lack of testing over the Easter holiday week means the exact situation is unclear.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Warner hits out batsmen for playing cross-batted shots
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner hit out at his team's batsmen for playing cross-batted shots against left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed and not building partnerships after SRH lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kohli reprimanded for breaching IPL code of conduct
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during RCB's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday night.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Ramzan fasting begins in Karnataka amid Covid surge
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) The month-long Ramazan fasting began across Karnataka on a solemn note in compliance with the Covid norms amid the second wave of the pandemic, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Infosys to buy back shares worth Rs 9,200 crore
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Global software major Infosys on Wednesday said it would buy back shares amounting to Rs 9,200 crore ($1.23 billion) from the open market route.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
French foreign minister visiting Bengaluru on Thursday
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is on a 3-day visit to India, will be in this tech hub on Thursday for promoting bilateral relations in science and technology, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Technology
New Covid cases breach 11,000-mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) For the first time in six months, new Covid cases in Karnataka crossed the 11,000-mark in a day, with Bengaluru accounting for 8,155, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar: Huge spike in active cases as over 4.5K test Covid positive
Patna, April 15 (IANS) Another 4,786 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the state to a weekly high of 23,724 -- 2.5 times higher than the cases (around 9,000) recorded last Wednesday, health officials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Djokovic beats Sinner in straight sets in Monte Carlo
London, April 15 (IANS) Top seed Novak Djokovic felt at home as he coasted past teenager Jannik Sinner in straight sets to book his place in the third round of the Monte-Carlo Masters on Wednesday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
My role at RCB is similar to one in Aussie team: Maxwell
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell, who scored his first IPL half-century on Wednesday after three barren seasons, is relishing new-found form and confidence with his new franchise, Royal Challangers Bangalore that has pushed him into a role he plays for Australia.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Bengal polls: Lack of industry, unemployment, SC votes may decide next 4 phases
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Ashis Ghosh -- a former worker at the Gouripur Jute Mill in Naihati in North 24 Parganas district -- had to leave his home in search of a job when the mill was shut in 2017. After working as a mason for around three years in Kerala, he had to return home last year after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Get vaccinated, street vendors, shop owners in Guj's Patan ordered
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The Patan municipality in Gujarat on Wednesday issued an order mandating small traders, street vendors, shop owners, who can fall into the 'super spreader' category, get themselves vaccinated by Friday to continue their business.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Did Vijayan violate Covid protocols?
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, who turned Covid negative on Wednesday and was discharged from the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, may have violated Covid protocols.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Maxwell's knock was the difference: Kohli
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli paid compliments to Glenn Maxwell saying that his team's No. 4 batsman was the difference in Wednesday's victory over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Spinner Ahmed unlikely hero in RCB's 6-run win over SRH
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked up three wickets in one over to help his team script a sensational six-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Audacious thief robs well-guarded jeweller's home
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) A home of a leading jeweller, located in the high-security area close to the Kerala Raj Bhavan, and well-protected by security personnel and guard dogs, was targeted by a thief who fled with jewellery worth Rs 2.50 lakh and Rs 60,000 cash, police said on Wednesday,
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cleiton, Bheke score a brace each as Bengaluru FC crush Tribhuvan
Bambolim (Goa), April 14 (IANS) The Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC scored a resounding 5-0 win over Nepal's Tribhuvan Army FC in their AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash to progress to the play-off round, at the GMC Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Asset quality headwinds to impact NBFCs performance in FY22: ICRA
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Domestic retail-assets under management (AUM) are facing asset quality headwinds which will moderate growth in FY21, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Where are Japanese machines bought to sanitise Delhi, BJP asks Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases continuing to rise at an alarming rate in the national capital, the BJP on Wednesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why no mass sanitisation drive has been carried out yet using the Japanese machines bought last year.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat hits new daily Covid tally with over 7K cases, 73 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) Gujarat saw its daily Covid tally continue to spiral high with 7,410 new cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 3,67,616, while the death toll reached 4,995 with 73 fresh fatalities.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Infiltration, narco smuggling attempt foiled along LoC in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Indian army, BSF and J&K Police have foiled a narco smuggling and infiltration attempt in the forward areas of Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district and recovered 10 kg narcotics estimated to be worth approximately Rs 50 crore, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Frustrated Kohli takes his anger out on a chair!
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Even the dropping of Sandeep Sharma from the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad, who has dismissed him seven times in the IPL, did not help Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli as he failed to get a big score despite a getting off to a good start in Wednesday's IPL encounter between the two sides.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
500 hospitalised in east Delhi after eating adulterated 'atta'
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Around 500 people in east Delhi were admitted to a hospital with complaints of stomach ache, diarrhoea and vomiting after reportedly consuming adulterated 'kuttu ka atta' (buckwheat), eaten during the Navratras, police said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Dattatreya Hosabale calls for return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) In a hard-hitting address to the global Kashmiri Pandit community on the auspicious occasion of Navreh celebrations, RSS General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale squarely held the terrorists responsible for the seventh genocide and ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits from their homeland.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Terrorism
India's Greco-Roman wrestlers disappoint in Asian championships
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian Greco-Roman wrestling squad's unimpressive show denied them a podium finish on the second day of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tata Motors Group's global wholesales zooms 43% YoY in Q4FY21
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Group on Wednesday reported that its global wholesales in Q4FY21, including that of Jaguar Land Rover rose by 43 per cent on a YoY basis to 330,125 units.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi sees 17,282 new Covid cases, CM seeks meeting with LG
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Delhi on Wednesday recorded a new high daily Covid tally of 17,282, as well as 104 deaths, while the number of active cases crossed the 50,000-mark to reach 50,736, according to the government's health bulletin.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IMPCL registers record turnover, crosses Rs 164 cr
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Surging ahead with an impressive growth in sales of its products, the Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL), the public sector manufacturing unit of the Ministry of AYUSH, has recorded a turnover of Rs 164.33 crore for the financial year 2020-21.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid maintains surge in Kerala, TPR touches 13.45%
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The lax observance of Covid protocols during the campaign for the April 6 Assembly elections is being felt in Kerala with the test positivity rate on Wednesday surging to a new record high of 13.45 per cent.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Azam's smashing ton helps Pakistan crush SA in 3rd T20I
Centurion, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Babar Azam smashed a 59-ball 122, while wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan remained unbeaten on 73 as the visitors inflicted a crushing nine-wicket defeat on host South Africa in the third T20 International at the Centurion on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Maxwell ends fifty drought after 3 barren IPL seasons
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) When it rains, it pours. The adage holds true for Glenn Maxwell who is on a run-making spree in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after less than average performances with the bat over the last few years.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
10 drown in Assam while taking bath in rivers on Bihu
Guwahati, April 14 (IANS) The week-long Rongali Bihu festivities in Assam started on a disastrous note on Wednesday with 10 persons, including a girl and a minor, drowning while taking bath in rivers as part of the celebrations, officials said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid spike to delay domestic air passenger traffic recovery: ICRA
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The recent spike in Covid-19 cases, along with re-iimposition of fresh restrictions, will adversely impact air passenger traffic in April 2021, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
320 doses of Covaxin go missing from Jaipur hospital
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) In a first of its kind case in the state, 32 vials of Covaxin containing 320 doses have gone missing from the Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur. The hospital has registered a case at the Shastri Nagar police station in connection with the matter.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Air India pilots threaten industrial action if pay cuts not reversed
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Air India pilots union - ICPA - has threatened industrial action if pay cuts introduced due to the pandemic are not reversed.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vahdam India doubles net revenue to Rs 159 cr in FY21
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Premium tea company Vahdam India registered a 110 per cent growth in its net revenue for FY 2020-21 at Rs 159 crore.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NGT clears TN's Mettur Lift Irrigation Project
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) Southern Bench has given clearance to Tamil Nadu's Rs 565 crore Mettur Sarabanga Lift Irrigation project, launched by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami just before the Assembly election notification was issued.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Raj imposes 6 pm to 6 am curfew in all cities from April 16-30
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) Looking at the alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past few days, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced to impose night curfew in all the cities between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from April 16-30.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Indian swimmers dominate but Olympic mark remains elusive
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian swimmers continued to dominate Uzbekistan Open Summer Swimming Championships in Tashkent but the Tokyo Olympics 'A' qualification mark remained elusive, on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Maruti Suzuki sells over 1.57 lakh factory-fitted S-CNG vehicles in FY21
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India sold over 1.57 lakh factory-fitted S-CNG vehicles in FY21, the company said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Andhra logs 4K more Covid cases, active cases cross 28K mark
Amaravati, April 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 4,157 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to over 9.37 lakh, while active cases reached 28,383.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP panchayat polls: BJP asks leaders to interact with voters in small groups
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amid the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, the saffron party's campaign plan for the ensuing panchayat elections in the state has been designed with more focus on small interactions than public meetings.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India finish Argentina hockey series on a winning note
Buenos Aires, April 14 (IANS) Two goals in the first quarter and two in the last helped India end their tour of Argentina on a memorable note, winning the fourth and final practice game 4-2 in Buenos Aires on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Rashid relishes back of a length on Chennai pitch, gets AB
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore's Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan attributed his successful spell on Wednesday night to his accuracy and the slow nature of the MA Chidambaram pitch.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Quint Digital Media logs Q4 net profit of Rs 45 lakh
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Quint Digital Media Ltd (QDML) on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 45 lakh for the quarter ended March.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Media
SRH restrict RCB to 149/8
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers, led by Jason Holder (3/30) and Rashid Khan (2/18), restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 149/8 in their 20 overs here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after it had looked at one point that RCB would cruise to a big score with the start they got.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
No more lockdowns in Karnataka, asserts Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday reiterated that there will be no lockdown in the state, but stringent measures will be implemented to contain the spread of the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool demands action against Modi, Shah for violating model code of conduct
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A delegation of the Trinamool Congress met the Election Commission officials on Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah of creating differences between the people of different caste and community.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal poll panel calls for all-party meet to maintain Covid protocol
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The Chief Electoral officer of West Bengal Ariz Aftab has called for an urgent all-party meeting on matters related to campaign during the period of Covid-19 on Friday and has asked all the state and national political parties to send only one representative.
2021-04-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Striking taxi drivers will kill tourism: Goa Minister
Godinho also urged the taxi operators to shun the habit of overcharging tourists, saying such blatant excesses would impact Goa's tourism-based economy.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Mahika Sharma hosts Bihu 'Jalpan'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Television actress Mahika Sharma is excited about Bihu, adding that the festival is indeed a big deal in her home state of Assam.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Office space demand subdues in Jan-Mar: Report
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Demand for office space has declined in the wake of the second wave of Covid-19, as leasing volumes plunged by 30-35 per cent in January-March, according to an Anarock report.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mall revenue recovery to be restricted to 80-85% of pre-pandemic levels this fiscal: Crisil
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The revenue of shopping malls is foreseen growing by 45-55 per cent this fiscal after an expected 45 per cent decline in fiscal 2021, Crisil Ratings said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chrissy Teigen calls little Luna her 'dream daughter'
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen penned a note on daughter Luna's fifth birthday, calling her a "dream daughter", and tagging the little girl as a "prop" to her and her husband John Legend.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bravo, Karn most fashionable players in CSK: Chahar
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pace bowler Deepak Chahar said on Wednesday that he is not the one who would want to make too much fuss about clothes and would prefer wearing something that looks good on him, rather than going for expensive outfits.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Bus strike: Karnataka estimates revenue loss of Rs 152 crore
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) With the Karnataka Transport Corporation Employee League's (KSRTEL) indefinite strike entering the eighth day, the state transport department on Wednesday estimated that its revenue loss was Rs 152 crore since the strike began on April 7.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Tiger aces double flying kick even as his trainer fails!
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Bollywood action star Tiger Shroff shared a video on Wednesday, where he is seen acing a double flying kick although his trainer fails to execute it.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pakistan bans Islamic party after violent protests
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to impose a ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan under the anti-terrorism law.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Defence/Security
Shama Sikander stars in music video 'Hawa karda'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander will be seen in the music video "Hawa karda" and the track is set to reach the audience on April 15. The song stars Shama alongside Gaurav Bajaj.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM should heed RaGa's advice to control Covid-19 spike: Kamat
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) In a classic 'we told you so' barb, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Wednesday said that had Prime Minister Narendra Modi heeded Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's advice on reshaping the country's vaccination outreach effort, the Covid-19 situation in India may have been less sinister.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Ranveer Singh hails Shankar as 'one of the finest minds in cinema'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who is all set to work with Tamil director S. Shankar in a Bollywood remake of his 2005 Tamil blockbuster "Anniyan", hails the filmmaker as one of the finest minds in cinema. Ranveer shared a string of pictures on Instagram on Wednesday, where the actor-director duo is seen having a discussion.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Catholic Bishop in Ahmedabad proposes cremation of deceased in Corona times
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Ahmedabad has urged the Catholic church to opt for cremation of a deceased faithful, looking at the rising number of Covid-19 deaths in the state, and also the space crunch in the cemeteries.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Karnataka Cong MLA escapes unhurt in road accident
Davangere, April 14 (IANS) Former Karnataka Minister and Congress leader, U. T. Khader's car met with an accident while he was travelling on Wednesday morning. However, the Mangaluru MLA escaped unhurt, the police said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa poll body to monitor 'Tika Utsav' for propaganda ahead of civic polls
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission on Wednesday said that it will monitor the ongoing 'Tika Utsav' in Goa, after the Congress party alleged that the vaccination programme was being used for campaigning purposes ahead of upcoming municipal polls.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
SRH leave out Kohli slayer Sandeep
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday left out pace bowler Sandeep Sharma from their playing eleven in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) despite the fast bowler having a good record against RCB skipper, having dismissed him seven times in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'GoT' actor Isaac Hempstead Wright on new sci-fi thriller 'Voyagers'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright, best known for his role of Bran Stark in "Game Of Thrones", says his upcoming sci-fi thriller "Voyagers" has a cool concept.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US President extends Bihu, Pohela Boishakh greetings
Guwahati/Agartala, April 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has extended his greetings to the people celebrating festivals such as Rongali Bihu, Pohela Boishakh and Sankranti, among others.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy
Indian Navy trying to locate missing fishermen off Mangalore coast
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Indian Navy deployed its surface and air assets for the Search and Rescue (SAR) of missing fishermen at sea off the coast of Mangalore.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Karnataka scotches rumours about cancelling class 10 exams
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Karnataka education minister S. Suresh Kumar on Wednesday said there was no proposal before the state government to cancel the class 10 annual examinations.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Sachin Khedekar gets emotional as 'Taryanche Bait' turns 10
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Sachin Khedekar on Wednesday shared a video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marathi film "Taryanche Bait", which was released on this day in 2011.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Emerging markets' quantitative easing programmes largely positive
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Moodys Investors Service has said in a new report that while the quantitative easing (QE) programmes launched by the central banks in the emerging markets are largely positive, the risks involved vary widely because of differing macroeconomic fundamentals.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Germany decides against AstraZeneca for 2nd jab for under-60s
Berlin, April 14 (IANS) People below 60 years of age in Germany who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose will switch to a different vaccine for the second dose, German federal and state health ministers have decided.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Germany,National,Health/Medicine
Graft allegations: Anil Deshmukh grilled by CBI for 8 hrs (Ld)
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was grilled for over eight hours by two senior CBI officers on Wednesday in connection with the allegations of corruption levelled against him by former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh, official sources said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Himachal postpones Class 10, 12, undergraduate exams
Shimla, April 14 (IANS) Amid the sharp surge in Covid-19 cases, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced the ongoing state board examinations for Class 10 and 12 and undergraduate university examinations starting on April 17 have been postponed.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
UK PM Johnson to shorten his India trip due to pandemic
New Delhi/London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has decided to shorten his trip to New Delhi later this month in view of the severity of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
'Major' teaser receives over 22mn views in two days
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) The teaser of the upcoming biographical drama "Major" has garnered over 22 million views within two days of release on April 12, in Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wrestling body shuts Olympic camps due to Covid-19
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The new wave of Covid-19 has forced Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) to shut Olympic preparatory camps at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centres in Sonepat and Lucknow. The decision comes just 100 days before the start of Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
1,086 new Covid cases, 5 deaths in J&K
Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 1,086 new Covid cases and five deaths on Wednesday as the number of active cases in the Union Territory crossed the 9,000-mark.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Son alleges Covid patient died in ambulance at NMCH Patna, hospital denies charge
Patna, April 14 (IANS) A 60-year-old person lost his life in an ambulance at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) after the hospital administration allegedly denied him admission in the Covid ward since an inspection by Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey was underway.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Bihar,National
China's intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like US Navy: Indian Navy Chief
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) China's intention is to replicate carrier battle groups like the US Navy with the addition of more aircraft carriers and accompanying them with a fleet of support ships and destroyers, Indian Navy chief, Admiral Karambir Singh, said on Wednesday, pointing out the rapid expansion of naval power by Beijing.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Urvashi Rautela: Follow Covid protocol amid festivities
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela is happy that the festival season is on, but she urges people to keep in mind that the pandemic is not over yet.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Huge losses from fresh Maha lockdown, says industry body
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Having barely recovered from the one-year pandemic lockdown, the fresh 15-day 'lockdown-style' restrictions in Maharashtra could lead to massive economic and business losses, the Mumbai-headquartered All India Association of Industries (AIAI) said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Iran's docu-film 'Holy Bread' to compete in Italy's Trento film fest
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Late Iranian filmmaker Rahim Zabihi's documentary film "Holy Bread" will be showcased in the main section of the 69th Trento International Film Festival. The festival will commence in the North Italian city of Trento on April 30.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'AahaarKranti', a mission to spread awareness about nutrition
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) To eradicate malnutrition from the country which persists even in the 21st century, a group of nearly a dozen key private as well as government institutes and Ministries have come up with "AahaarKranti", a mission dedicated to spread awareness about nutrition and accessibility to all locally available nutritious food, fruits, and vegetables in India.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
DMK leader Baalu in hospital after testing Covid positive
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) DMK leader in Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister T.R. Baalu was hospitalised on Wednesday after testing Covid-19 positive.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BAFTA winner 'Another Round' to stream in India on April 23
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Mads Mikkelsen-starrer, BAFTA-winning Danish comedy drama "Another Round" is set to stream digitally for Indian viewers on April 23.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC deploys 853 companies of central forces in 5th phase of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Taking a lesson from the fourth phase, the Election Commission of India has decided to deploy 853 companies of central forces for the fifth phase when 45 constituencies spread across six districts will go for the polls on April 17. This will be the highest force concentration in this election, outnumbering the fourth phase when the Commission deployed 789 companies for 44 assembly constituencies.
2021-04-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Priyanka tells Yogi to ramp up medical facilities amid Covid surge
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday called upon the Yogi Adityanath government to stop covering up the numbers related to Covid cases and deaths in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Guneet Monga dedicates French honour to 'every girl with a dream'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Film producer Guneet Monga on Wednesday posted a series of tweets on Wednesday expressing gratitude and respect for French cinema, on being honoured with the prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters. She dedicated the award, which is the second highest French civilian honour, to "every girl with a dream".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K police arrest JeM terrorist, 3 associates
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) The police in J&K's Kulgam district have arrested an active Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist along with three of his associates, and recovered incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, from their possession, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Elite women boxers test positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Of the 34 women boxers attending the national preparatory camp for next month's Asian Boxing Championships here at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Sports Complex, 30 percent have been sidelined after testing positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AstraZeneca's drug Tagrisso approved in China in early lung cancer
London, April 14 (IANS) British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Wednesday said its drug Tagrisso has been approved in China for treatment of some patients with early stage lung cancer.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Two arrested in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches
Gurugram, April 14 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Night Riders on Tuesday night.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Excitel expands fibre broadband services to more cities
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Broadband network provider Excitel has expanded its fibre broadband network and launched the services in 10 more cities during January-March.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Habeas corpus plea for two missing from farmer protest sites
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Human rights organisation United Sikhs on Wednesday said it filed a habeas corpus petition in the Delhi High Court for two students who went missing from their home towns and were last reportedly seen at farmers' protest sites in the national capital.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hansal Mehta: Situation in Gujarat much worse than being reported
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday took to social media to mourn the demise of a close cousin owing to Covid. Mehta's cousin was a resident of Ahmedabad. The filmmaker claimed the Covid situation in Gujarat is actually worse than what is being reported by the media.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No plan to impose lockdown in Haryana: Dushyant Chautala
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday said there would be no imposition of lockdown but only night curfew would continue in view of the increasing cases of coronavirus in neighbouring states.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Punjab,National
How Justin Bieber battled substance abuse
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber, who battled substance abuse as a teenager, says he used to take drugs to ease the pain because he was not satisfied with what he had achieved.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SRH win toss, opt to bowl against RCB
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Golfer Shubhankar set to resume European Tour campaign
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma will resume his European Tour campaign at the Austrian Golf Open in Atzenbrugg near Vienna on Thursday after a two-week break back home in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Machine Learning can help slow down future pandemics: Study
London, April 14 (IANS) Machine Learning (ML) can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks, a new study said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Maha's 'Shiv Bhojan Thali' to be free for poor amid 'lockdown'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) For the first time since its launch on January 26, 2020, the Maharashtra government's "Shiv Bhojan Thali" will be distributed free to the poor for a month during the current 'lockdown-like' curfew measures being clamped from Wednesday night, officials said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine