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Triage centres soon in all B'luru civic wards for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) With hospitals overwhelmed by surging Covid cases during the pandemic's second wave, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to set up triage centres in all its 198 civic wards across the city, a top official said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Second Coronavirus vaccines delayed for Aus Olympic swimmers
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) Australia's Olympic swimmers have been granted special permission to delay their second coronavirus vaccine after suffering side effects from the first injection.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
FA Cup final: Boost for Chelsea as Kovacic, Kante are back
London, May 14 (IANS) Manager Thomas Tuchel has hailed two "huge" FA Cup final boosts for Chelsea as Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante have been passed fit to face Leicester on Saturday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China's Mars probe to attempt landing in next few days
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) China is vying to become only the second nation to successfully land a rover on Mars, with its probe Tianwen-1 scheduled to attempt a landing between Saturday and Wednesday, the Chinese space authority announced on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Science/Tech
South Korean President officially appoints new PM
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Koreas former interior minister Kim Boo Kyum has been officially appointed as the countrys new Prime Minister, receiving the certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae In here on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Italian Open: World No. 1 Ashleigh retires, Karolina survives
Rome, May 14 (IANS) On a day when world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire due to injury, Czech Karolina Pliskova saved three match points to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia to move into the semi-finals with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1) win at the Italian Open on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
2 killed in road mishap on Dwarka Expressway
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) A gym trainer and a cab driver were killed in a road accident on the Dwarka Expressway, the Gurugram police said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Palestine says 8 killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces
Ramallah, May 14 (IANS) Eight Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Implementing PM-KISAN scheme in Bengal shows BJP's commitment for 'Sonar Bangla': Nadda
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), J.P. Nadda, on Friday said that the money transferred to the farmers of West Bengal under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) is a testimony to the party's commitment to turn the state into 'Sonar Bangla'.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DRDO anti-Covid drug to be game changer: Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Lauding the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) contribution in the fight against the pandemic, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said its anti-Covid drug would be a game-changer in treating the infection.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Pradesh CID arrests rebel YSRCP MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh CID booked disgruntled YSRCP MP from the Narsapur Lok Sabha constituency, Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, on Friday, and filed cases under Sections 124A, 153A, and 505 of the IPC against him.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Leader of Opposition shoots five questions to Raj govt on vaccination
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) In the wake of the Rajasthan government blaming the Centre for the vaccine crisis in the state, BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, on Friday put five questions before the ruling Congress government, asking it who gave it free vaccines for the 45+ age group for which it is boasting of vaccinating the largest number of people in the country.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Archer returns to competitive cricket, picks wickets
Hove, May 14 (IANS) England pace bowler Jofra Archer returned to competitive cricket on Friday with success in the county championship. Representing Sussex, the right-arm pace bowler picked two for 29 in the first innings against Kent and then got an early wicket in the second innings.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
Assam keen to boost trade, connectivity with Bhutan, says CM
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is keen to increase trade and further improve connectivity with neighbouring Bhutan, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress urges Palestinians, Israel to cease hostilities immediately
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress on Friday raised concern over the spiralling violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel and urged an immediate cessation of hostilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDMC floats medical helpline for Covid infected staff, families
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, a medical team under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched an initiative to provide consultations to its employees and their family members who have been infected by Covid and are in home isolation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BSB, BGB exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr
Agartala/Silchar/Shillong, May 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday exchanged sweets at various frontier posts along the 4,096-km-long India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
20 civil servants appointed to joint secretary-level posts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, 20 civil servants were on Friday appointed to joint secretary-level posts.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha sees Covid deaths, cases drop; tally crosses 53 lakh
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Maharashtra saw Covid-19 fatalities and new infections drop sharply on Friday, but the state tally crossed the 53 lakh mark and the toll raced past the 79,000 level, health officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'Let them eat dark chocolate.' India's Covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people: The Economist
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people, The Economist said in a report.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP MP Parvesh Verma provides 100 oxygen concentrators for his constituency
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from West Delhi, Parvesh Verma on Friday started providing oxygen concentrators to patients in his parliamentary constituency. Verma's organization 'Rashtriya Swabhiman' has arranged 100 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi's death toll drops below 300, 14K recoveries in a day
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capital reported 8,506 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the lowest since April 10, while its daily positivity rate came down to 12.40 per cent in the last 24 hours, the Delhi governments daily health bulletin said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Restrict people's movement into villages, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) With the rural areas of the state, which were largely unaffected by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, now showing a spike in the number of cases, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the villagers to restrict movement into their villages to only those who are free of the virus.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Turkish Grand Prix postponed as F1 shuffles calendar
Berlin, May 14 (IANS) The Turkish Grand Prix will not take place as scheduled next month and could be held later in the season as a consequence of the coronavirus numbers in the country, Formula One said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Piyush Goyal's PS Ravi Kant Gupta given premature repatriation
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's Private Secretary Dr Ravi Kant Gupta was on Friday given premature repatriation to his parent cadre, an unexpected move by the government taken four years before he completed his tenure in the current posting.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K sees decline in new Covid cases, toll remains high
Srinagar, May 14 (IANS) With 3,027 new Covid cases reported in J&K on Friday, there has been a decline in the tally, but the number of daily deaths at 60 belied any hope that the pandemic was relenting in the Union Territory.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Nadal takes revenge, crushes Zverev in Italy
Rome, May 14 (IANS) Exactly one week on from his quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open, Rafael Nadal took his revenge, defeating the German 6-3, 6-4 at the Italian Open on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Sterlite firing: Probe panel submits interim report to CM
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The single-member Justice (retd) Aruna Jagadeesan Commission, probing the anti-Sterlite riots and police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi in May 2018 that claimed the lives of 14 people, submitted its first interim report to Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Commerce Minister discusses measures to enhance Covid vaccine production with the USTR
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday had a virtual meeting with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Chi Tai.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Two killed, two injured in Assam grenade attack
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and two others injured in a grenade attack at a market in Digboi town in Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday, police said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi's vaccine stock for 45+ to last for 2-3 days: AAP
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capitals Covaxin stock for the 45-plus age group and healthcare and frontline workers will last for two days, while the Covishield stock for the same beneficiaries would last for three more days, the Aam Aadmi Party said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oppn should not indulge in needless politics: Gambhir on police questioning
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) As the Congress attacked the Government over questioning by the Delhi Police of its Youth Wing President for arranging essentials for Covid patients, the BJP urged the main opposition party not to indulge in needless politics.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbaikar orders mouthwash, Amazon sends a RedmiNote 10 phone!
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) A Mumbai resident, who recently ordered a Colgate mouthwash from Amazon.com, was shockd and surprised to receive a sleek new RedmiNote 10 phone instead.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Delhi Police perform last rites of elderly man whose family couldn't come from US
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Presenting a human face, the Delhi Police on Friday performed the last rites of an elderly person after his family members expressed their inability to come to India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Apple likely to unveil 3rd-gen Airpods on May 18: Report
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Apple might announce the third-generation AirPods and the recently rumoured HiFi, or high-fidelity Apple Music tier via a press release on its website on May 18.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Centralise vaccine purchase, decentralise distribution: Rahul
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the central government's vaccine policy, saying it is compounding problems and demanded that the vaccine purchase should be centralised and distribution decentralised.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka Home Minister turns constituency home into Covid care centre
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Karnataka's Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai handed over his house in his assembly constituency for use as a Covid Care Centre (CCC).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After 75 deaths, Goa hires eight tractor drivers to ferry oxygen
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Even as 75 persons perished in four days due to oxygen shortage at Goa's top hospital, the state Health Ministry told the Bombay High Court in Goa, that eight "trained and experienced" tractor drivers had been hired from Maharashtra for transportation of oxygen trolleys to health facilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Opinion/Commentary
Apple to reduce Face ID scanner sensor size for iPhone 13: Report
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Apple is likely to reduce the size of Face ID scanner sensor by 50 per cent for iPhone 13.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Myanmar coup cements relations between pro-democracy protesters and armed rebels
New Delhi, May 14: The violence in Myanmar, continuing endlessly since the February 1 military coup, has brought unlikely groups together - peaceful civilian protesters and some of Myanmar's ethnic rebel groups fighting for independence.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Five children, rescuer drown in Punjab pond
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Five children drowned in a pond in a village in Punjab's Ludhiana on Friday, as well as a migrant who trying to save them, police said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MediBuddy, HCL to support India's Covid mitigation efforts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Digital healthcare platform MediBuddy has tied up with more than 350 top hospitals across 130 cities to strengthen the vaccine rollout across the country, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Centre, states must focus on containing Covid in rural sector ahead of Kharif sowing season
New Delhi, May 14: As Covid 19 pandemic hit Indias rural areas, the critical agriculture sector could be impacted. Reason? Sowing for the Kharif season typically starts from May-end but this year, due to the rising number of cases in the rural areas farming activities have started to get impacted.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Orissa,National
Why China's Wolf Warrior Diplomacy has begun to backfire
New Delhi, May 14: A Foreign Policy magazine report has recently spotlighted that Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciates the confrontational style of rhetoric called "wolf warrior diplomacy", that has been radiating from Beijing.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kerala curbs extended to May 23, triple lockdown in 4 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said with the test positivity rate (TPR) in the state continuing to be high, it has been decided to extend the present lockdown till May 23, while four districts --Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram -- will come under a "triple lockdown".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Manjhi urge Nitish to provide jobless youth Rs 5,000 allowance
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling NDA constituent Hindustani Awam Morcha's chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has demanded Rs 5,000 unemployment allowance for state youths in view of the economic crisis during lockdown period.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Death of 18 elephants in Assam 'mysterious', say experts
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Even as the authorities are saying that the 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning bolt in central Assam's Nagaon district, the wildlife experts are saying the tragic incident is very "mysterious" and demanded a thorough probe.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu company converts part of its factory into Covid care centre
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Schwing Stetter India, a company based in Sriperumbudur, Chennai which is into manufacturing of concreting and constructing equipment, has converted a floor of its factory into a Covid-19 care centre.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Archer keen to play for RR if IPL rescheduled
London, May 14 (IANS) A fit-again tearaway England bowler Jofra Archer said on Friday that he would be more than willing to join his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals if the lucrative tournament is rescheduled.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Shurbir Singh is chief nodal officer for Covid 19 management in Puducherry
Puducherry, May 14 (IANS) Shurbir Singh, the chief election officer of the Union Territory of Puducherry, has been appointed as the Chief nodal officer for Covid-19 management in the territory.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine