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Trinamool MP Sushmita Dev, others attacked in Tripura, accuse BJP
Agartala, Oct 22 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Sushmita Dev and 10 other party members were attacked allegedly by the members of ruling BJP on Friday at Amtali in western Tripura.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
NIH admits US funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan lab: Report
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has finally accepted that they have given in funding for gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at China's Wuhan lab, the media reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine,Politics
Qatar set to host ICC qualifying event as part of road to Australia 2022
Doha, Oct 22 (IANS) The qualifying for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia is set to continue in Doha with five teams set to compete in the T20 World Cup Asia A Qualifier from October 23, 2021 onwards.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Cricket
BJP candidate in Huzurabad distributing money: TRS to EC
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Friday complained to the Election Commission that the BJP candidate in Huzurabad by-election and his supporters are distributing money to voters.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
State can't issue sweeping directions to withdraw consent for CBI probe: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court it is not understood why a state government would come in the way of an investigation, and have the inevitable effect of shielding those who are guilty in multi-state/pan-India offences. It further added that a state government cannot claim a right to issue omnibus, sweeping, and overarching directions to withdraw consent for a CBI probe into any matter.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab orders probe into Amarinder's relations with Pak friend Aroosa
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday ordered a probe into former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's relations with his Pakistani woman friend Aroosa Alam and her relation with the ISI.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
T20 World Cup: Namibia restrict Ireland to 125/8
Sharjah, Oct 22 (IANS) A clinical bowling performance helped Namibia restrict Ireland to 125/8 in the 11th match of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: Australia, South Africa look for strong start in Super 12 opener (preview)
Abu Dhabi, Oct 22 (IANS) Australia and South Africa will be looking for a strong start in the Group 1 of Super 12 stage in the ICC men's T20 World Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Both Australia and South Africa have not won the mens T20 WC trophy. But on form, South Africa appear to be slightly more favourites than Australia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Twitter study on 7 countries confirms right-leaning skew except in Germany
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) In a continuing study on the effects of machine learning (ML) on public conversation, Twitter has confirmed that its algorithms amplify right-leaning political content.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Snapchat to bring family safety tools to protect minors using its app
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) With an aim to make its platform safer for minors, Snapchat said it is preparing to introduce its own set of "family engagement" tools in the coming months.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global labour union urges EU to widen antitrust probe against Amazon
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After the US, fresh voices are now being raised in the European Union (EU) to widen its probe into anti-competition practices of Amazon after it was accused of allegedly copying popular products and manipulating search results to boost its own brands in India.
2021-10-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
I am hoping that 5-0 record in T20 World Cup will become 5-1: Younis Khan
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan is hopeful of Pakistan turning the tables on India and making the overall scoreline 5-1 in the high-octane clash of the ICC men's T20 World Cup. He added that players who can deliver the goods in the high-pressure encounter become legends of the game.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Molnupiravir may be a game changer in fight against Covid-19'
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir may emerge as the game changer in the fight against Covid-19 as studies suggest it can reduce the risk of hospitalisation or death in newly-diagnosed patients, an expert says.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
I will go with India as favourites to win vs Pakistan: Karthik
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has said that India are the firm favourites to win their opening match in the ICC men's T20 World Cup against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Nadda to inaugurate BJP's ST morcha meet in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will inaugurate a two-day national working committee meeting of the party's Scheduled Tribe (ST) morcha in Ranchi on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SpaceX's SN20 Starship prototype completes its 1st static fire test
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) SpaceX, run by tech billionaire Elon Musk, has conducted the SN20 Starship prototype's first static fire test as part of its preparation for the spacecraft's launch.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Red Bull's Verstappen most popular driver; Hamilton third: F1 survey
Austin (Texas), Oct 22 (IANS) Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen is the most popular Formula 1 driver, with the Dutchman receiving a whopping 14.4 per cent of the votes, not just from the Dutch audience but from fans from other countries as well, especially the United States and Japan.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
Missing 6-year-old boy in Hyderabad found dead
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) A six-year-old boy, who had gone missing from his house in Rajendranagar, was found dead in a lake on Friday, police said.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korean Prez visit Europe next week
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make a three-nation European trip next week for a G20 summit in Italy, the COP26 climate summit in the UK, as well as a state visit to Hungary, his office said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Digvijaya missing from Cong campaign in MP, party says will appear soon
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) Amid spirited campaigning for the by-elections to three Assembly constituencies and a Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh, the absence of Congress veteran and former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh from the scene has raised questions.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
95% people do not need BJP: Akhilesh
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari for saying that 95 per cent people do not need petrol, and said 'the truth is that those people do not need the BJP'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
3 in 4 S.Koreans support shift to 'living with Covid-19': Poll
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Three quarters of South Koreans agree with the need to shift to the "living with Covid-19" scheme, a poll revealed on Friday, as the government is moving to phase out coronavirus restrictions under the new policy next month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Sobering Effect: Gwyneth Paltrow 'barely had alcohol' since Covid diagnosis
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was diagnosed with Covid in 2020, and since then she's hardly had any alcohol at all.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
7 killed in clashes between rival Rohingya factions in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in clashes between two rival factions of Rohingya refugees at a camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US reaches interim deal with 5 nations on digital services tax
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US announced that it has reached a deal with Austria, the UK, France, Italy and Spain on digital services taxes (DSTs) during the interim period prior to the implementation of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) global tax agreement.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP positioning Cong as key player in UP, says SP
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) In an interesting twist to the political drama in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has alleged that the Congress is being positioned as the main challenger to the BJP by the Yogi Adityanath government itself.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Israeli PM departs for Sochi to meet Putin
Tel Aviv, Oct 22 (IANS) For the first time after taking office earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed for Sochi on Friday where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Fijian Parliament elects new President
Suva, Oct 22 (IANS) The Fijian Parliament on Friday elected Ratu Wiliame Katonivere as the new President after he received majority votes.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Int'l students will be able to return to Canberra in 2022
Canberra, Oct 22 (IANS) Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), announced on Friday that international students who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to return to Canberra for the start of the 2022 academic year.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Education,Politics
Lab-grown 'mini brains' to pave way for dementia treatment
London, Oct 22 (IANS) UK researchers have developed 'mini brains' that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
European Parliament calls for sanctions on Poland
Warsaw, Oct 22 (IANS) The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission and European Council to launch infringement procedures against Poland.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Poland,Politics
The paradigm shift towards gifting
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) To keep the value and quality of what you offer, whether it's a romantic breakfast in bed or a royal wedding gift that will be remembered for years. The concept of gift-giving has taken on a number of shapes in today's society. Devina Singhania, the Founder of 'LE JAHAAN', a local home and decor accessories company, explains how the gifting paradigm has shifted.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Let the festivities begin
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) With the festive season on in full swing, iconic brand Johnnie Walker, is all set to re-energize the country's after-hour culture. Through its one-of-a-kind campaign #RevibeTheNight, the brand brings together beloved music artists like Divine, Ritviz, Lisa Mishra, Taba Chake along with popular indie bands like When Chai Met Toast and Mad Boy Mink, among others to perform live across iconic community spaces in India.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
T20 World Cup: Ireland win toss, opt to bat against Namibia
Sharjah, Oct 22 (IANS) Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and opted to bat against Namibia in the 11th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Qantas to launch new Sydney-Delhi route in Dec
Canberra, Oct 22 (IANS) Australia's flag carrier Qantas on Friday announced its plans to launch a new route from Sydney to Delhi in December with three return flights per week, building to daily flights by end of the year.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Am sure Indian T20 team has lots of respect for Pakistan: Rahane
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Ahead of the clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium, India cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said that Virat Kohli's side should not take Babar Azam's team lightly, adding that "past records don't matter" in the shortest format.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Population of New Zealand's largest city falls for first time
Auckland, Oct 22 (IANS) In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand's population growth slowed down with the largest city of Auckland recording a decline for the first time ever, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NATO Ministers agree on defence plan, investment in innovation
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) NATO Defence Ministers have endorsed a plan to defend against potential attacks on multiple fronts and agreed to launch a billion dollar fund to finance new technologies.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
NZ outlines new Covid protection framework
Wellington, Oct 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Friday outlined its fresh Covid-19 protection framework to deliver greater freedom for vaccinated citizens, which is more flexible than the current alert level system.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Reduced demand for firecrackers in TN post-Covid
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Many wholesale shops in Tamil Nadu selling firecrackers have witnessed a slump in business and traders have attributed the reduced demand due to a shortage of funds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the high rates of the products.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Char Dham Yatra resumes as weather clears up in U'khand
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As weather cleared up in Uttarakhand, Char Dham Yatra restored on Friday with more than 16,000 devotees resuming the pilgrimage from the Rishikesh camp.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Kuwait airport to operate at full capacity from Sunday
Kuwait City, Oct 22 (IANS) The Kuwait International Airport is ready to operate at full capacity from Sunday, according to aviation authorities.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere
London, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its Communities, micro-blogging site Twitter has acquired a chat app called Sphere, which was co-founded by British serial entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Romanian Prez nominates Defence Minister as PM designate
Bucharest, Oct 22 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has nominated Nicolae Ciuca, Defence Minister in the caretaker cabinet, to try and form a new government as Prime Minister.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Romania,Politics
PMK to oppose new sand quarries in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramdoss has said his party would hold protests against the proposed sand quarries in Tamil Nadu. The state government has announced that it would open 15 new sand quarries and do away with the practice of importing sand.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Apple to launch iPhone SE 3 in Q1 2022 with LCD display
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new iPhone SE model with an LCD display, upgraded connectivity and internals in 2022.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
French PM announces special inflation allowance
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announed a special inflation allowance of 100 euros ($116) for people with a net monthly income less than 2,000 euros.
2021-10-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
TDP workers troop in to support Chandrababu's protest
Amaravati, Oct 22 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders and workers from different parts of Andhra Pradesh were pouring at the Mangalagiri party headquarters where party president N. Chandrababu Naidu continued his sit-in on Friday to protest Tuesday's attacks allegedly by the workers of ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka to flag off 'Pratigya Yatra' on Saturday
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will flag-off the three 'Pratigya Yatras' from Barabanki on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala CPI-M slams police over mishandling 'missing' baby issue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader on Friday slammed the Kerala Police for failing to register the case of a young mother looking for her missing baby.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics