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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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