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Calcutta HC takes up 4 Trinamool election petitions
Kolkata, June 18 (IANA) Apart from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high profile election petition against BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, four other election petitions of Trinamool Congress candidates who lost to BJP candidates in the recent Assembly elections were heard by Calcutta High Court on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Politics
Berrettini enters Queen's Club tennis semi-finals
London, June 18 (IANS) Matteo Berrettini beat Daniel Evans 7-6(5), 6-3 at Queen's Club Championships on Friday to reach his third ATP Tour career semi-finals on grass.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
2nd Test: Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1
St Lucia, June 18 (IANS) West Indies reduced South Africa to 44 for three at lunch on the first day of second Test after winning the toss and electing to bowl here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
FB, YouTube don't want to help B'desh if citizens spread militancy: Minister
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Social networking companies like Facebook and YouTube do not want to help Bangladesh if citizens are engaged in spreading militancy or misinformation, terming those as 'free speech', but comes to the aid in case of serious propaganda against the state or specific people and sometimes regarding terrorism, Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, said on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
Women's Test: Shafali saves India from slipping on rainy day (Ld)
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma on Friday once again led from the front with an aggressive rear-guard, unbeaten 55 as the Indian women's team ended the rain-affected third day of the one-off Test at 83 for one wicket after host England asked them to follow on. No play was possible after tea due to rain.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Euro 2020: Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0
St. Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Sweden overcame a poor first half to claim a vital 1-0 win against Slovakia in Euro 2020 here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Indian women 83/1 in 2nd innings as rain forces early end to 3rd day
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Following on, India were 83 for one wicket as rain forced an early end to the third and penultimate day's play in the one-off Test against England here on Friday. When play was called off, opener Shafali was batting on 55 (68 balls, 11x4s) and Deepti Sharma, promoted to No.3, was on 18 (66 balls, 2x4s). England had scored 396/9 declared in their first innings and India were all out for 231 in reply.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
TT, darts, Shafali's batting help players pass time on rainy day
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams passed their time on Friday playing darts, table-tennis and monodeal cards as rain washed out play on the first day of the World Test Championship final.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's one-off Test: Shafali's brisk 50 helps India reduce deficit (Tea)
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma once again led from the front with an aggressive innings -- batting 55 (68 balls) -- as the Indian women's cricket team went into tea interval at 83 for one after they were host England asked them to follow on on the third day of the one-off Test.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India likely to stick to XI named before rain: Fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Hampshire Bowl even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India may stick to their XI after rains, says fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sony announces PS5 beta programme ahead of 'major' system update
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) As Sony is working on a major update for later this year, the company has announced that it is opening a beta programme for PS5 system software.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Guterres appointed to second term as UN Secy General promising 'breakthrough'
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) The UN General Assembly on Friday appointed Antonio Guterres, to a second term as the Secretary General to lead the world body through the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fight against global warming, which he has made his priority.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
WTC final: First day's play called off due to rain
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The first day's play of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl here has been called off due to incessant rain. The match can still be a five-day affair since there is a reserve day on June 23.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India can still change their XI since toss hasn't taken place
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Although India have already announced their playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand through its twitter handle on Thursday, the management can still make changes if it feels incessant rain has made ground and pitch conditions unsuitable for the team named.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
New mRNA vax shows full protection against malaria
New York, June 18 (IANS) A team of scientists in the US has developed a novel vaccine based on mRNA technology that protects against malaria in animal models.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tesla reduces energy capacity of battery pack in new Model S
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned Tesla has confirmed that it has reduced the energy capacity of the new battery pack in the new Model S.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid can affect men's reproductive health: Study
New York, June 18 (IANS) US researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can infect the testes of infected hamsters, a finding that can have important implications for men's reproductive health.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Covid affected mental health of parents, caregivers: CDC
Washington , June 18 (IANS) Parents and caregivers in the US reported mental health issues more often than others during the Covid pandemic, according to a study by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
WTC final: Rain stops, umpires to inspect field at 7.30 pm IST
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Umpires will inspect the Hampshire Bowl outfield at 3 pm local time (7.30 pm IST) after rain, which had washed away the first session of World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, stopped and the ground staff got into action.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US to pump in $3bn more to develop antiviral drugs against Covid
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Biden administration has announced plans to invest more than $3 billion to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of antiviral drugs to combat Covid-19.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Women's one-off Test: India lose Smriti early after follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) India went to lunch at 29/1 in second innings, still trailing by 136 runs, after they were made to follow-on by England on the third day of the one-off women's Test here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pfizer, Moderna Covid jabs do not lower sperm counts: Study
London, June 18 (IANS) Taking Pfizer or Moderna Covid vaccine shots do not lower sperm counts in men, claimed a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Women's one-off Test: India all out for 231, England enforce follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone's four for 88 helped England women's cricket team dismiss Indian women for 231 and take a 165-run lead on first innings. England decided to enforce follow-on.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon
London, June 18 (IANS) Four-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan has withdrawn from the Wimbledon commencing on June 28.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
US state identifies 64 Covid cases of Delta variant
Chicago, June 18 (IANS) The Department of Public Health in the US state of Illinois has identified 64 cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
WTC final just another feather to add in this big hat: Kohli
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli said on Friday that the World Test Championship (WTC) final was "just another feather to add in this big hat that we have created" and that there were many more milestones to come.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Northern Ireland DUP leader resigns amid party revolt
Belfast, June 18 (IANS) Edwin Poots announced his resignation as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland after less than a month in the post amid an internal revolt.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Indian-origin Judge nominated to Canada SC
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) Indian-origin Justice Mahmud Jamal has become the first non-white person to be nominated to the Supreme Court of Canada.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Plasma therapy boosts survival in Covid patients with blood cancers
New York, June 18 (IANS) Administering convalescent plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can dramatically improve likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalised with the deadly virus, according to a study.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Man who bought takeway restaurant in Milton Keynes wins Indian Restaurant of the Year title: Report
London, June 18 (IANS) A man who launched his career in a back street of Milton Keynes has scooped the prestigious Indian Restaurant of the Year title and topped TripAdvisors customer ratings chart, Milton Keynes UK reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Business/Economy
EMA may not enforce 50% efficacy threshold for Covid vax
Brussels, June 18 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said that it may not enforce a 50 per cent efficacy threshold for Covid-19 vaccines but will still analyse the entirety of the evidence before making a decision on market authorisation.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Israeli warplanes strike Hamas military posts in Gaza
Gaza, June 18 (IANS) Israeli warplanes struck military posts of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
NZ to focus on fast bowling in WTC final: Williamson
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Hours before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Ageas Bowl here, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said his team would be focusing on its main strength - bowling - when it takes on the Virat Kohli-led side on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Italy launches 'green pass'
Rome, June 18 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has signed a decree to create a "green pass", a digital proof that the holder is not infected by the coronavirus.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics
One in 100 deaths is by suicide: WHO
Geneva, June 18 (IANS) One in a hundred deaths globally can directly be attributed to suicide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, arguing that the Covid-19 pandemic has increased factors for suicide worldwide.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Swedish govt to face no-confidence vote
Stockholm, June 18 (IANS) Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will face a no-confidence vote on June 21, opposition parties announced.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Guterres calls for debt relief extension for middle-income nations
United Nations, June 18 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for debt relief extension for middle-income countries, which account for more than half of the world body's 193 member states, to recover in the wake of the global Covid crisis.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Landmark San Francisco tower reopens to tourists
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Coit Tower, the iconic white concrete column defining the San Francisco skyline since 1933, has reopened to tourists for the first time in 15 months.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Google opens its first ever retail store in NY
New York, June 18 (IANS) Taking a cue from Apple, Google has opened its first-ever brick-and-mortar store with hardware products on display and much more in the city of New York.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Israel's Elbit announces defence deals with US, Sweden
Tel Aviv, June 18 (IANS) Israeli defence electronics company Elbit Systems has announced two deals with the Swedish and US armies, totaling $52 million.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
US House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq war authorisation
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The Democratic-led US House of Representatives has voted to repeal the 2002 authorisation for the Iraq War, an effort to curb presidential war powers.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,International
Instagram rolls out full screen, 30-second ads in Reels (Ld)
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Facebook is on a huge monetisation drive and now, Instagram users globally, including in India, will see ads within the short-video feature Reels from Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Instagram rolls out 30-second ads in Reels
San Francisco, June 18 (IANS) Facebook is on a huge monetisation drive and now, Instagram users globally will see ads in short-video feature Reels from Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US SC dismisses lawsuit by Republican-led states, upholds Obamacare
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican-led states seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), upholding former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Iraq signs deal to drill 96 oil wells
Baghdad, June 18 (IANS) Iraq has signed a contract to drill 96 oil wells in the West Qurna-1 oil field located in the southern province of Basra to raise the production, according to a statement by the Ministry of Oil.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Iraq,Business/Economy
ICC to partner UNICEF in fundraiser for Covid relief
Dubai, June 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its 'Cricket for Good initiative', has launched a fundraising campaign to support UNICEF's emergency Covid-19 response in South Asia.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
LG likely to sell iPhones at its stores in S Korea: Report
Seoul, June 18 (IANS) As the South Korean tech giant LG exits the mobile business, it may soon start selling iPhones at its stores in the country, the media reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mehul Choksi remanded to Dominica State Prison by court
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A Dominican court has ordered Indian fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to be remanded at the Dominica State Prison despite a decline in his health, the local media reported.
2021-06-18
Category: International, India,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lebanon's labour union holds strike against worsening conditions
Beirut, June 18 (IANS) Lebanon's General Labour Union held a general strike in protest against the country's deteriorating political, living and economic conditions and also demand the formation of a new government.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics