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Indian junior women's hockey team returns from Chile
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's junior women's hockey team returned home on Wednesday after a successful tour of Chile, remaining unbeaten. The team won five out of the six matches while one match ended in a draw.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Restriction on India-UK flight extended till Feb 14
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Centre on Wednesday extended the restriction on flights between India and UK upto midnight of February 14, 2021.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy
Tractor rally violence: Medha Patkar, Yogendra Yadav among 37 named in FIR
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police has named 37 farmers' leaders, including Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav, social activist Medha Patkar and Bharatiya Kisan Union's Haryana unit President Gurnam Singh Chanduni, in the FIR filed in connection with the violence during the Republic Day tractor rally.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 111 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the state's tally over 8.87 lakh, while 97 more patients recovered from the virus on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
BJP drops BPF, to contest Assam polls with new ally UPPL
Guwahati, Jan 27 (IANS) Assam's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday announced that it would contest the upcoming Assembly polls in alliance with its new ally, the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), instead of existing ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF).
2021-01-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
K'taka BJP agrees to JD(S) demand for Legislative Council chairman post
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has joined hands with the Janata Dal (S) to wrest the Karnataka Legislative Council Chairman's post from the Congress during a week-long Legislature Session that is starting from Thursday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Seven-day legislative session to begin in K'taka on Thursday
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) The seven-day legislative session in Karnataka will begin on Thursday with Governor Vajubhai Vala delivering the customary address to the joint sitting of the state legislature. The session is scheduled to conclude on February 5.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Baroda, Rajasthan win, enter semis
Ahmedabad, Jan 27 (IANS) An unbeaten 71 off 46 deliveries, including a match-winning last-ball six, by Vishnu Solanki helped Baroda beat Haryana by eight wickets in a quarter-final match and storm into the semi-finals of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Wednesday. In the fourth quarter-final game in the evening, Rajasthan beat Bihar by 16 runs to enter semi-finals.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru airport to reschedule flights during Aero India
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) There will be no civilian flight operations from Bengaluru airport during the rehearsals and air display at the upcoming biennial Aero India 2021 at the IAF's Yelahanka base here, the airport operator said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
BJP minister warned against blaming Parrikar for mining shut down
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after Goa's Ports Minister Michael Lobo slammed former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar for taking wrong decisions related to the closure of mines and starting a government-backed taxi aggregator service, state BJP President Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Wednesday that the minister has been warned against making such utterances.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
To understand voters' mind, Trinamool to conduct survey in Nandigram
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) West Bengal Panchayat Affairs Minister and senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee is set to carry out an extensive survey in Nandigram in East Midnapore district from February 1.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Unlucky Kerala share spoils with Jamshedpur, play out 0-0 draw
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 27 (IANS) Kerala Blasters were made to rue their missed chances as they played out a goalless draw with Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Telangana pay revision panel report triggers protests by employees
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Government employees in Telangana took to streets on Wednesday to lodge their protest against the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) report, which recommended 7.5 per cent salary hike over basic pay.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Will not allow legal farming of cannabis in Goa: CM
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) Amid accusations from the Opposition about turning Goa into a "sin city", Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that the state government has scrapped a proposal by the Jammu-based Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine to allow legal farming of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Andhra couple still believes killed daughters will resurrect
Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) The excessively superstitious couple from Andhra Pradesh, who recently killed their two adult daughters in Madanapalle in Chittoor district, still believes that their daughters will come back to life.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kannada poet apologises for terming Hindi national language
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Noted Kannada poet, lyricist and academician Doddarange Gowda on Wednesday tendered an unconditional public apology after he stated that everyone must respect Hindi, as it is "a national language".
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
CCEA approves hikes in MSP of copra for 2021 season
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the hike of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for milling copra and ball copra by Rs 375 and Rs 300, respectively, for the 2021 season.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
95,909 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,60,220
Gandhinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 95,909 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 3,787 on Wednesday, even as 353 new cases mounted the state's coronavirus tally to 2,60,220, while one death in the past 24 hours took Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,382.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AAP blames BJP for violence on Republic Day
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after the farmers taking out tractor rally created ruckus, clashed with police personnel, damaged public properties and hoisted religious flag at historic Red Fort, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is one of those political outfits that stood in support of farmers since the beginning of protest condemned the incident.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bank of Baroda's Q3FY21 net profit at Rs 1,061 cr
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) State-owned lender Bank of Baroda on Wednesday reported a net profit of Rs 1,061 crore for the third quarter of FY21.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Telecom services in Haryana areas adjoining Delhi stay suspended
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday extended the suspension of telecom and all SMS services on mobile networks, except voice calls, in Sonipat, Palwal and Jhajjar districts, adjoining Delhi, till 5 p.m. on January 28 as a preventive measure.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Three Rafale combat jets land at IAF base from France (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Three Rafale combat aircraft landed in India on Wednesday night after flying non-stop from France, an Indian Air Force official said. The three fighter jets will add to the current fleet of eight Rafale aircraft.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
England players test negative for Covid-19 on arrival
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) All England players have tested negative for Covid-19 following tests on their arrival in Chennai for a four-Test series against India on Wednesday. The English team flew to Chennai on a charter flight from Sri Lanka on Wednesday and were tested on arrival at the airport.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Repeal farm laws in coming Parliament session: CPI-M
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Wednesday reiterated its demand for the repeal of the three contentious farm laws, while hitting out at the government over the violence during the farmers' tractor parade on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Anandabose commission recommends creation of virtual NRI constituencies
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) The single member commission for labour reforms constituted by the Union government and led by retired chief secretary of Kerala, CV Anandabose, recommended the creation of a notional or virtual constituencies for NRI's to elect representatives to legislative bodies including assembly and parliament from the country of their domicile.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Huge disadvantage for players in strict quarantine: Thiem
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Austrian world No.3 Dominic Thiem has admitted that players who have been put in strict quarantine ahead of the 2021 Australian Open tennis are at a "huge disadvantage" compared to others in Melbourne. About 70 players are confined to their rooms after positive coronavirus cases were found in the two charter flights transporting them to Australia.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Negative ratings in Mar-Dec exceeds 5-year average: ICRA
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Negative rating actions by ICRA increased during March-December 2020 to about 13 per cent of the ratings agency's portfolio, against the previous five year average of 9 per cent.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid brings back wood ash in demand for dishwashing
Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Believe it or not! Wood ash and cow dung ash are flooding the online sites these days with attractive packaging as customers rush to buy them, irrespective of their high price which range from Rs 300-400 per kg.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Tandav FIRs: SC says can't play a role hurting others' religious sentiments (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The actors and makers of web series "Tandav" on Amazon Prime vehemently urged the Supreme Court on Wednesday to grant them protection from arrest in several FIRs registered across the country, but the top court declined to accede to their request, and instead made some sharp oral observations on the show's content and stressed that freedom of speech is not absolute.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Land allocation case: SC grants protection from arrest to K'taka CM
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted protection from arrest to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and state minister Murugesh Nirani in connection with a land allocation case, in which they had failed to grant 26 acres of land to private investor M. Alam Pasha in 2011.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Inspired by Dhoni, learnt helicopter shot for 'death' overs: Solanki
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Vishnu Solanki, who hit a helicopter shot a la MS Dhoni off the last ball in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-final against Haryana, to take Baroda to win and into the semi-finals, said that he had practiced the stroke in the quarantine period just for the 'death' overs for domestic limited-overs tournaments.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Para teachers demand equal pay, protest in front of Bengal Assembly
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Kolkata witnessed a unique protest on Wednesday by a section of women members of an organisation called Shikkhok Aikya Mukta Mancha, an open forum of para teachers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Cong to convene Opposition meet to form strategy for Budget session
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Opposition is gearing up to formulate a joint strategy to corner the government on the farm laws during the upcoming Budget Session of the Parliament, especially following the violent clashes which broke out between the police and the protesting farmers in the heart of the national capital after the latter's proposed tractor rally on Republic Day went awry.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KSLTA Talent series: Karthika stuns 3rd seed, enters semi-finals
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Karthika Padmakumar ousted third seed Thanu Vishwas to enter the semi-finals in the girls under-12 category of the KSLTA Talent Series on the Tattvam Junior Tour.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Ahmedabad to host two-day luxury auto expo on January 30-31
Gandhinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) An automobile expo is being held offline in Ahmedabad in Gujarat for the first time in India following the Covid-19 pandemic. An Ahmedabad group will be organising the first offline luxury car expo, 'Auto de Glam', a two-day event, where cars like Aston Martin Vantage and Ferrari Portofino will be seen along with other top-of-the-line cars worth Rs 75 crores under one roof.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Total FDI inflow of $58.37 billion received during Apr-Nov 2020
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India attracted a total FDI inflow of $58.37 billion during April to November 2020, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PM assures AP of forest clearances for Kadapa-B'luru broad gauge
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh chief secretary Aditya Nath Das on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the state of procuring forest clearances for 56 hectares of land crucial for the new Kadapa - Bengaluru broad gauge.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vi partners with Voot Select
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Vi has partnered with video streaming platform Voot Select to offer its users access to the premium content library of the over-the-top (OTT) service.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Breach of trust by protesters, guilty won't be spared: Delhi Police chief
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after pitched clashes between farmers and police as the tractor parade drove into areas other than those permitted, Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava on Wednesday said that it was a breach of trust by the protesters and those involved in the violence would not be spared.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
GMR to raise $300mn through bonds for Hyderabad airport expansion
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) on Wednesday announced that it successfully priced an offering of US$ 300 million bond in the international bond market.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Ind vs Eng: Chennai pitch likely to be slow despite grass
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Five pitches with "decent amount of grass" have been prepared for the first India-England Test that begins at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on February 5. The Indian team management will pick the one it deems suitable for the Test and decide on how much grass will be left on the surface.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Grant of Rs 12,351 cr released for Rural Local Bodies
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Union Finance Ministry has released Rs 12,351.5 crore to 18 states for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs). This amount is the second instalment of basic grants released in the financial year 2020-21.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
With eye on Olympic medal, Padma Shri Sudha 'shuns' family for glory (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Long distance runner Sudha Singh, who was picked for the Padma Shri in the 2021 honours' list, is so fiercely focussed on her dream of winning an Olympic medal that she hasn't visited home in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, for well over a year -- and has been training in national camp.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Fawad Alam slams century to lead Pakistan revival vs SA
Karachi, Jan 27 (IANS) Left-handed batsman Fawad Alam scored his third Test century and the second after being recalled to the Test side after a gap of 11 years as Pakistan staged a revival in the first Test against South Africa. The hosts are 88 runs ahead and still have two wickets in hand.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
US Consulate Hyderabad to support Covid Gameathon
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) The US Consulate General in Hyderabad on Wednesday announced that it is supporting the Covid-19 Gameathon, beginning on February 12.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Role of AAP in instigating violence exposed: Punjab Cong chief
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) Dubbing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as traitor to the farmers' cause, Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar said on Wednesday that the role of Arvind Kejriwal's party in instigating violence at the Red Fort on Tuesday has been totally exposed with its own member, Amrik Micky, clearly seen at the historic monument with a Khalsa flag.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Judicial vacancies: SC says incredible pressure when names before Collegium
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Against the backdrop of mounting vacancies in higher judiciary across the country, the Supreme Court on Wednesday deliberated on bottlenecks in the appointments of judges and sought a roadmap on filling the vacant posts.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Food cooked by Ashok Hotel chefs in Parliament from Budget Session (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Taking over the reins of the parliament canteen and ending the 52-year legacy of Northern Railways, the ITDC will serve food cooked by expert chefs of the five-star Ashok Hotel to the MPs and others from the upcoming Budget Session.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How Janhvi Kapoor reacted to idea of 'work from home'
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor doesn't seem to like the concept of working from home very much, going by a new post on social media.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amit Khatri rewrites national u-20 record in 10,000m race walk
Bhopal, Jan 27 (IANS) Haryana's Amit Khatri broke the under-20 national record to take the 10,000m race walk title as the 18th u-20 Federation Cup drew to a close on Wednesday at the TT Nagar Stadium.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
NSUI files complaint against Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after some protesting farmers hoisted a pennant at the Red Fort, the National Students Union of India (NSUI) - the Congress' student wing - on Wednesday demanded registration of a case against Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu over the violence in Delhi.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha man dies after taking vaccine, autopsy report awaited
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A man in Odisha died after taking the coronavirus vaccine and his post mortem report is awaited, while another developed bacterial sepsis but the condition is not linked to the vaccine, the Central Government said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Armaan Malik has 'no clue' about a Spanish song he has sung
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik claims he has no clue about the meaning of a Spanish song sung by him. Armaan tweeted an audio clip of his rendition of the song on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor arrested by ED in HDIL group case
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Yes Bank's former Chairman Rana Kapoor in an alleged money-laundering case pertaining to the probe in a HDIL group company, official sources said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
It's official, Sabyasachi sells 51% stake to Aditya Birla Fashion
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) One of the most influential labels, if not the reigning brand in Indian fashion, Sabyasachi, enters into a strategic partnership with Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) by which Aditya Birla Fashion has acquired 51 percent stake in the brand for an undisclosed amount.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Sonam Kapoor's 'sorry' to Rihanna and the need to maintain safe distance
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja gave a quirky twist to singer and global superstar Rihanna's popular song Umbrella, and it is all about promoting social distancing.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Declare Maha-K'taka disputed border region a UT: Thackeray
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Demanding a "time-bound programme" to resolve the complicated boundary row between his state and Karnataka, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday reiterated his plea to declare the disputed border areas as a Union Territory till the final verdict of the Supreme Court.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No curbs on domestic travel; cinemas, swimming pools may see more footfalls
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Despite the declining trend in new Covid-19 cases, the Central government on Wednesday extended the safety guidelines directing the states and Union Territories (UTs) to maintain surveillance and follow containment measures till February 28. However, more relaxations have been permitted.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress demands sacking of Home Minister over Delhi violence
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after violent clashes broke out between the police and the protesting farmers in the heart of the national capital after the latter's proposed tractor rally on Republic Day went awry, the Congress on Wednesday demanded that Home Minister Amit Shah should be sacked for the violence, alleging that there is a concerted effort to demean and malign the farmers' protest.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Over 100 injured in police-teacher clash in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 87 teachers and 17 police personnel were injured in a pitched battle on Wednesday with the security forces knocking down the tents in which thousands of Tripura government school teachers, who had lost their jobs following the court's verdict, have been holding sit-in protest for the past 52 days demanding restoration of their jobs.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Kourtney Kardashian's ex Scott Disick happy she found love in Travis Barker
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Socialite Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Scott Disick is reportedly happy that she has moved on in life and found love. Kourtney is said to be dating longtime friend Travis Barker.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bharti AXA updates farmers with 'Krishi Sakha' app on farming practices, crop protection
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Leading private non-life insurer Bharti AXA General Insurance has commenced its new app 'Krishi Sakha' to cater to the specific needs of farmers and guide them in adopting best farming practices and crop protection and enhancing productivity.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Subuhii Joshi: I am lazy when it comes to dressing up
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Subuhii Joshi, who became popular playing Poonam Maheshwari in the show Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai, says fashion for her is always about being comfortable. However, she reveals when it comes to dressing up she feels lazy.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Was never in the running for President: M. Hamid Ansari in his memoirs
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has stoutly denied that he was in the running for President to succeed Pratibha Patil, depreciating the "Byzantine" process that dragged his name into the picture ? and even played golf on the day the decision was to be announced. But one is left wondering whether he nurtured a secret desire that he held close to his chest.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
K Sera Sera, directors fined for defrauding investors in GDR issue
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Capital market regulator SEBI has found media and entertainment business group K Sera Sera Ltd, now known as KSS Ltd, guilty of defrauding Indian investors during the issuances of global depository receipts (GDR) in 2007 and 2009.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ganguly hospitalised again, vital parameters stable (2nd Ld)
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Former India captain and the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, was rushed to the Apollo Hospital in Kolkata on Wednesday after he complained of uneasiness and chest pain on Tuesday night. His condition is stable now, doctors said.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Vaccines decisive for Tokyo Olympics, says Bill Gates
Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) The progress of vaccine distribution will play a decisive role on whether the Tokyo Olympic Games can be held or not, Microsoft Co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Japan,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bear run: Fund outflows dents equities, banking stocks sink (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Continuous fund outflows, along with pre-budget nervousness and profit booking, heavily dented the Indian stock market on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Decide about CBI probe into Munger firing in 2 months: SC to Patna HC
Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked the Patna High Court to decide about the pending CBI inquiry into the Anurag Poddar murder case within two months.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Neha Bhasin: What's the use of being an artiste if I don't have a distinct voice?
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin believes that artistes should have a distinct voice and they should lead the way instead of being 'people pleasers' and trends. Rather, a singer should set a trend said Neha, who recently released the music video Tu ki jaane.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
45 buses damaged in Jan 26 violence, says DTC
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 45 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses were damaged in the violence on Republic Day as section of farmers, who deviated from the agreed route for the tractor parade and entered the city, clashed with the police, an official said.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala: 5,659 test Covid positive on Wednesday
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said that 5,659 people tested Covid positive on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with IEA
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The government on Wednesday signed the framework for strategic partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA) members to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation and enhance global energy security, stability and sustainability.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck-starrer 'Our Friend' in Indian cinemas on Feb 12
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The comedy drama Our Friend, starring Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck, will hit Indian screens on February 12.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Deep Sidhu skipped NIA summons in SFJ case
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Punjabi actor and singer Deep Sidhu, who is accused of instigating the farmers to hoist a pennant on the Red Fort, did not appear before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last week after he was summoned in connection with the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) case, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Petrol, diesel prices on a roll, rise again by 25 paise/litre
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose again on Wednesday with oil marketing companies deciding to increase the prices of the two auto fuels by 25 paisa per litre for the second consecutive day.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priyanshu Painyuli balances his act between different characters
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Priyanshu Painyuli is these days balancing his act between two very different characters, and he finds it to be quite an interesting challenge.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
More firepower to IAF, 3 more Rafales to be added to fleet
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Three Rafale combat aircraft will arrive in India on Thursday after flying non-stop from France, an Indian Air Force official said on Wednesday. The three new additions will add to the current fleet of eight Rafale jets.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Women police officers real stars, says Anushka Shetty
Hyderabad, Jan (IANS) Popular actor Anushka Shetty on Wednesday described women police officers as the real stars, as it is because of their efforts that women feel secure.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kolkata Young Readers' Boat Library launched
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) The Kolkata Young Readers' Boat Library, the first such here to give access to children across age groups and segments to pick and read their favourite book while floating on the beautiful Hoogly river, has been launched by the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) and the Apeejay Anand Children's Library.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Raya And The Last Dragon' in Indian theatres on March 5
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Disneys first Southeast Asia-centered animated film, Raya And The Last Dragon, which chronicles the quest to find the last dragon in a fantastical world, will release in India on the big screen in March.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
AP govt assures safety for employees on poll duty
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Government employee associations in Andhra Pradesh have been assured by the state government of safety in the forthcoming panchayat elections.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Shreya Ghoshal celebrates one million subscribers on YouTube
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Playback singer Shreya Ghoshal is celebrating one million subscribers on her YouTube channel, Shreya Ghoshal official. The singer took to Twitter on Wednesday to express gratitude to fans.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madhuri Dixit recalls 'wonderful memories' as 'Ram Lakhan' turns 32
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene on Wednesday took a trip down memory lane and celebrated the 32nd anniversary of her Bollywood hit film Ram Lakhan.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England's weak link is the top three as India cement theirs
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) While India cemented their top-order batting on the recent tour of Australia with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill settling in as opening pair and Cheteshwar Pujara already there at No. 3, England's top-order in comparison looks shaky ahead of the four-Test tour of India.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan BJP leader's purported obscene dance video goes viral
Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) A purported video of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from the Mangrol village in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district has gone viral, wherein he is allegedly seen performing with a female dancer.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Lauren Goodger hits back at trolls claiming her baby bump is fake
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Lauren Goodger, who recently announced her pregnancy, lashed out at cyber bullies who said that her baby bump was fake.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ace Bengali director Kaushik Ganguly set to start Bollywood inning
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly will make his Bollywood with the film Manohar Pandey, featuring Supriya Pathak Kapur, Saurabh Shukla and Raghubir Yadav in the cast.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AstraZeneca to continue EU meet amid row over Covid vaccine supplies
Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) Amid bitter row over supplies of its Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union, AstraZeneca has reportedly denied a EU official's assertion that it had pulled out of talks to discuss Covid-19 vaccine supplies.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Belgium,National
Tractor rally violence: Plea in HC seeks removal of Delhi top cop
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking removal of Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Shrivastava from his post and punishment for police officials who failed to discharge their duty in controlling the agitating farmers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Axis Bank's Q3FY21 net profit falls 36%
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Lending major Axis Bank's net profit for the third quarter of 2020-21 fell 36 per cent due to higher provisioning.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Cryptocurrency industry hopeful as RBI mulls over digital currency
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) now saying that it is exploring the need for a digital version of fiat currency, cryptocurrency stakeholders have called to move a step in the right direction towards strengthening the fintech ecosystem in the country.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bank of India raises Rs 750 crore via AT-1 bonds
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India has raised Rs 750 crore via bond issue on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hero MotoCorp to enter Mexico; targets rapid expansion
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp will commence its operations in Mexico.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's vaccine diplomacy: 500,000 Covishield doses to Lanka
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) As a beneficiary of India's vaccine diplomacy, Sri Lanka will on Thursday receive a consignment of 500,000 doses of 'Covishield' vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Gurugram residents to get electricity bill on mobile phones
Gurugram, Jan 27 (IANS) The district discom department has made elaborate arrangements for updating the consumers about electricity bills through mobile phones, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
When Alia Bhatt took a different sort of 'flight'
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt went into daydream mode amid a conversation, going by her post on social media.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Intel invests additional $475M in Vietnam facility
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chip-maker Intel has invested an additional $475 million in in its Vietnamese assembly and test facility, taking the total investment in the local site to $1.5 billion.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Hyderabad hoping to end run of draws against faltering Bengaluru (Match Preview 74)
Vasco (Goa), Jan 27 (IANS) Hyderabad FC will be looking to end their run of consecutive draws when they face a faltering Bengaluru FC at the Tilak Maidan on Thursday in the Indian Super League (ISL).
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Kashmir attack: Army jawan succumbs to injuries (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) An Army jawan was killed and three other soldiers were injured in an IED blast that targeted a Road Opening Party (ROP) in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday morning, officials said.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
NIA takes over Punjab Shaurya Chakra awardee murder probe
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Over three and half months after the murder of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu in Punjab, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe from the Punjab Police as the killing was linked to a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan-based Khalistani terrorist Lakhvir Singh Rode and his ISI handlers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Dry run for Covid vaccination begins in Japan
Tokyo, Jan 27 (IANS) A dry run for the Covid-19 vaccination began in Japan's Kawasaki near Tokyo on Wednesday, as the country prepares to roll out the inoculation drive by late February.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Learn from Putin, all MLAs should get first vax shots: Goa oppn
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) The political leadership in Goa should take lessons from global leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and all 40 MLAs in the state should volunteer to get themselves vaccinated with Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' vaccine, doubts about whose efficacy continue to linger, Goa opposition MLAs said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Reliance Industries rebrands its sports, lifestyle biz to RISE Worldwide
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Reliance Industries Ltd on Wednesday announced the rebranding of its sports and lifestyle business IMG-Reliance Limited to 'RISE Worldwide Limited' as it independently ventures into the burgeoning industry in India and globally.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bharat Biotech to make antigen for first-ever anti-malaria vaccine
Hyderbad, Jan 27 (IANS) Global healthcare company GSK, non-profit agency working to end health inequity PATH, and vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday announced the signing of a product transfer agreement for malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01E1.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Telangana,National,Health/Medicine
Cong questions FIRs against farmers leaders and not Deep Sidhu
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress leaders on Wednesday questioned the police action against the farmers leaders after the clashes on Tuesday between the farmers and the police during the tractor rally in New Delhi.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Protest has gone out of farmer leaders' control: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday condemned the violent incidents in New Delhi, especially at the Red Fort, and said the farmers' protest has now gone out of control of their leaders and has deviated from its direction.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Solanki's 71 helps Baroda beat Haryana, reach Syed Mushtaq semis
Ahmedabad, Jan 27 (IANS) An unbeaten 71 off 46 deliveries by right-handed batsman Vishnu Solanki helped Baroda beat Haryana by eight wickets in a quarter-final match on Wednesday and enter the semi-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Samsung new chipset to beat Apple A14 Bionic's functionality
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly working on a new chipset in the first half of this year with an aim to beat the performance of the Apple A14 Bionic.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Conjoined twin sisters separated in rare surgery at Mumbai hospital
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) In an extremely rare surgery, a team of specialist surgeons successfully separated a pair of conjoined twin sisters, born at the B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children in Parel, a hospital official said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Lebanese PM urges citizens to stop protests against lockdown
Beirut, Jan 27 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Wednesday urged the citizens to stop destroying public properties and attacking the country's army during their protests against the total lockdown and political deadlock, the National News Agency reported.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Iran reports 6,608 fresh Covid-19 cases
Tehran, Jan 27 (IANS) Iran on Wednesday reported 6,608 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 1,392,314.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Georgia logs 742 fresh Covid-19 cases
Tbilisi, Jan 27 (IANS) Georgia on Wednesday reported 742 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 255,564, the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Georgia,Health/Medicine,Politics
India should have well-defined China policy: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) Given China's long-standing expansionist agenda, Indiashould have a clear and well-defined policy on its hostile neighbour, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday, warning that talks with Beijing alone would not lead anywhere.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mongolia's Chief Cabinet Secretary appointed as new PM
Ulan Bator, Jan 27 (IANS) Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene was on Wednesday appointed as Mongolia's new Prime Minister at the proposal of the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP).
2021-01-27
Category: International, Mongolia,Politics
Allahabad HC questions personal bonds sought from farmers
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has sought a response from the district administration in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur on the "exorbitant" amount of personal bonds and sureties sought from farmers, to prevent them from participating in the ongoing farm protests.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sourav Ganguly stable after visit to hospital
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly was stable after he was rushed to Apollo Hospital here on Wednesday following uneasiness and chest pain the previous night.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Three Mumbai jewellery shop heist accused held in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a joint team of the Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force and Mumbai Police have arrested three persons, accused of committing daylight robbery in a Mumbai jewellery showroom.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scamster held for swindling Rs 1.34 cr from Minority Affairs Ministry
Jammu, Jan 27 (IANS) The J&K Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a West Bengal resident on charge of swindling Rs 1.34 crore from the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AIKSCC convener V.M. Singh quits farmers' protest
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) convener V.M. Singh on Wednesday announced to quit the ongoing farmers' protest - the first leader to distance himself from the agitation as it entered the 63rd day.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bangladesh reports single-day rise of 528 Covid cases
Dhaka, Jan 27 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 528 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 533,444, while the country's death toll stood at 8,072 with 17 fresh fatalities, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Violence at Red Fort insult, says Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) Deploring the Republic Day violence in Delhi, especially at the Red Fort, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday termed it an insult to the nation and said it had brought shame to the country and weakened the farmers' agitation.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Woman killed, 5 injured in Philippines' blast
Manila, Jan 27 (IANS) A 53-year-old woman was killed and five others injured in a bomb blast in southern Philippines' Cotabato province on Wednesday, police said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Surgeries, OPDs to resume at all Delhi government hospitals
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In the wake of a decrease in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday directed that all kinds of surgeries, invasive procedures, in-patient and outpatient departments and other medical services be restarted in all the hospitals.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar BJP Spokesperson shot at by 3 unidentified assailants in Munger
Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Spokesperson Afzar Shamshi was shot at by three unidentified assailants from close range in Bihar's Munger district on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Proposed regulatory norms for NBFIs will enhance stability: Fitch
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Proposed changes to India's regulatory framework for non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) or NBFCs are likely to enhance the sector's stability, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
R-Day violence: Plea in SC for probe by panel led by ex-Judge
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A lawyer has moved the Supreme Court and urged it to set up a three-member commission headed by one of its former judges to probe the violence during the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day in Delhi.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google makes 'BeyondCorp Enterprise' available for enterprises
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) In a bid to further enable innovation in security for enterprises as bad actors get more sophisticated, Google has announced the general availability of its comprehensive zero trust product offering called BeyondCorp Enterprise.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Won't contest in Kerala Assembly polls: State Cong chief
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee President Mullappally Ramachandran said on Wednesday that he would not contest the Assembly elections slated to be held this year.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Anita Hassanandani enjoys 'Beyonce vibes' until mommy vibes kick in
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Anita Hassanandani on Wednesday shared a photograph channelling her inner Beyonce and flaunting a blooming baby bump.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia logs below 18K new Covid cases after 3 months
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) After a gap of three months, Russia has reported the daily new Covid-19 cases below 18,000, pushing the tally to 3,774,672, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt should eye better collections than raising taxes for funds: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A fund-starved government will be better off looking at increased collections fuelled by an economic recovery and improved technology driven enforcement rather than through the introduction of new taxes, a KPMG survey showed on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SpaceX, Amazon spar over satellite Internet projects
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Amazon is among the companies disputing SpaceX's request to bring some of its Starlink satellites to altitudes lower than originally planned.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Haryana MLA Abhay Chautala resigns over farm agitation fall out
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) The lone legislator of Haryana's Indian National Lok Dal Abhay Singh Chautala on Wednesday resigned from the Assembly over the three new farm laws and registration of cases against farmer leaders for the violence in Delhi on Republic Day.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chrissy Teigen has an unusual reason not to be disturbed
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday urged everyone not to bother her, and her reason is quite original and entertaining.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
RLDA invites bids for redeveloping Ernakulam railway station
Ernakulam, Jan 27 (IANS) The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for the redevelopment of Ernakulam Junction railway station in Kerala on a PPP model as a part of Smart City Projects launched by the central government, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Taking illegal, explicit content on Drive 'very seriously': Google
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Alarmed at the spread of illegal software licenses, movies, games and porn content by users on Google Drive, the company on Wednesday said it takes such issues very seriously and take appropriate action when find such content that violates its policies.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
China's 5G development to empower more industries in 2021
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) China will boost the 5G industry in 2021 by improving the capability of network coverage, application innovation and industrial base.
2021-01-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Dr Reddy's terminates Avigan trial study in Kuwait
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and Global Response Aid FZCO (GRA) on Wednesday announced the termination of Avigan (antiviral drug) trial study conducted in Kuwait focused on moderate to severe Covid patients in a hospital setting.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chaitanya Tamhane's much feted 'The Disciple' to get an OTT release
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The Chaitanya Tamhane directorial, The Disciple, which is backed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, will get an OTT release soon, it was confirmed on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anti-social elements like Deep Sidhu damaged farmers' stir: SKM
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Anti-social elements like actor-turned-farmer activist Deep Sidhu and others, along with the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee played a role like a "torpedo" to sabotage the farmers' agitation, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nadendla Manohar hints at Chiranjeevi's future 'role' in politics
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Janasena leader and Pawan Kalyan's aide Nadendla Manohar hinted at Chiranjeevi's future 'role' in politics at a recent internal party meeting, whose video was telecast by a local news channel on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Four drown as boat capsizes in Assam, bodies recovered
Guwahati, Jan 27 (IANS) Four persons, including two children, drowned after a boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river in eastern Assam's Jorhat district, officials said on Wednesday. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Provincial Councillor succumbs to blast injuries in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 27 (IANS) A Deputy Provincial Councillor, who was wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, succumbed to his injuries, said Chairman of the Council Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala: Left Front gets into poll mode, to take out 'yatras' in Feb
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Wednesday said it will launch two 'yatras' and hold rallies, one from Kasaragod and the other from Ernakulam on February 13 and 14 respectively as part of its campaign for the coming Assembly elections.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ED attaches ex-SECL CMD's properties in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 80 lakh of former Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of South Eastern Coalfields Ltd. (SECL) M. P. Dixit in connection with its money laundering probe.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World Tour Finals: Sindhu, Srikanth lose opening matches
Bangkok, Jan 27 (IANS) Reigning world badminton champion P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday went down fighting to world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in her first group match of the women's singles of the World Tour Finals. In the men's category, India's former world No.1 Kidambi Srikanth also lost his first match to Denmark's Anders Antonsen.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
FIR against Rakesh Tikait, other farmers leaders for Jan 26 violence
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police has named Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait beside other farmer leaders in the FIR over the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
14 killed, 38 injured in bus-truck collision in Cameroon
Yaounde, Jan 27 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed and 38 others grievously injured in a collision between a bus and a truck on a highway in Cameroon's Western region, police said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Cameroon,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayushmann Khurrana, the poet hunk
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana balances brain and brawn in a new Instagram selfie he posted on Wednesday. While he strikes a shirtless pose on the social media handle, showing off a chiselled frame, he topped the impact with some original Urdu poetry.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MS Dhoni no.1 keeper-batsman we have ever seen, says Ben Dunk
Abu Dhabi, Jan 27 (IANS) Australia cricketer Ben Dunk believes former India captain MS Dhoni is "probably the number one wicketkeeper-batsman" the world cricket has even seen.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
OnePlus co-founder launches 'Nothing', 1st smart device soon
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei on Wednesday launched a new London-based consumer technology company called "Nothing" that will release its first smart devices in the first half of this year.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sasikala released from prison, but to be in hospital due to Covid
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V. K. Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's central prison -- Parappana Agrahara Central Jail -- on Wednesday after prison authorities completed the release formalities.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
TikTok lays off several workers in India after permanent ban
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) China-based short video service TikTok that enjoyed nearly 120 million users in India before the ban amid plans to invest $1 billion, on Wednesday announced to scale down its 2,000-strong workforce in the country.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Director James Wan excited about his 'little horror thriller'
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Filmmaker James Wan says he does not know how to describe his upcoming horror film, Malignant, and feels it will be genre-bending. The filmmaker took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the release date of the film, and a teaser image.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ex-Kyrgyz PM detained on suspicion of corruption
Bishkek, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev was detained on suspicion of corruption, the State Committee for National Security reported on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bear Rampage: Fund outflows dent equities; banking stocks drown (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Pre-budget nervousness along with profit booking and upcoming derivatives expiry heavily dented the Indian stock market on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Justin Bieber gives an update on his upcoming album
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is back in the studio, and on Tuesday shared an update with fans on how his upcoming album is coming along.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Elliot Page, wife Emma Portner headed for divorce
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Elliot Page and choreographer Emma Portner have decided to end their three-year-old marriage. They shared the news of their separation through a statement.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ganguly hospitalised again with chest pain
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly was on Wednesday rushed to Apollo Hospital here after he complained uneasiness and chest pain the previous night.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Yami Gautam traces her journey from TVC to films
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Yami Gautam has walked down memory lane and reminisced about her journey from her television commercial days to her current stint in Hindi cinema.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Young children determine emotion by what they hear: Study
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Parents, take note. You need to be cautious while speaking in front of your young children, as a new study suggests that they determine emotion by what they hear, rather than what they see.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to depart asteroid Bennu on May 10
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will say farewell to asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth on May 10, the US space agency has said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Chloride-rich particles linked to visibility reduction over Delhi
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have found chloride to be the highest inorganic fraction in particulate matter, primarily responsible for haze and fog formation in Northern India, including the national capital.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Completion of Goa's Mopa airport by 2022; 54K trees cut: CM
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) More than 54,000 trees have been cut for the upcoming Mopa greenfield airport whose first phase is expected to be completed by 2022, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Qualcomm launches 4th gen Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chipmaker Qualcomm on Wednesday introduced their 4th generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platforms during their Automotive Redefined: Technology Showcase event.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pak aims to setup Special Economic Zone in Gilgit-Baltistan
Skardu, Jan 27 (IANS) After his party's victory in the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's government plans to open a Special Economic Zone in the region to facilitate the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
S.Korea to enact law covering loss of microbusiness owners from Covid
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday said that the country is planning to help microbusiness owners, who were forced to stop or halt business under the tightened quarantine rules to tackle the Covid-19 resurgence here.
2021-01-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Telangana's active corona cases fall below 3K
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) With more recoveries than new coronavirus infections in a day, Telangana's active cases dropped below 3,000 to further improve its recovery rate, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Relationship with Amethi not political: Priyanka
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday addressed members of the nyay Panchayat in Amethi's Jamoh and underlined the need for strengthening the party organisation.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Tillari dam canal breach: Goa in touch with Maharashtra
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) Engineers from Goa's Water Resources Department are in touch with their Maharashtran counterparts to mend a breach in a canal of the Tillari dam located in Kolhapur district, which has affected the water supply, Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues told the Goa Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 Indian companies join climate initiative at Davos summit
Geneva, Jan 27 (IANS) Two Indian companies - Dalmia Cement and Tata Steel - on Wednesday joined a new initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy industry and transport.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala to hold conference on gender equality on Feb 11
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) The second edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II) would be held from February 11 to 13, Health, Social Justice and Women and Child Development Minister KK Shailaja said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP: FIR against 3 journos for 'mischievous' report
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) An FIR has been filed against three journalists in Kanpur Dehat district for alleged 'public mischief' and 'criminal intimidation'.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
BJP, Janasena denounce Andhra govt's call for unanimous polls
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Even as the Andhra Pradesh government is encouraging unanimous elections declaring financial incentives up to Rs 20 lakh for gram panchayats, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its local ally Janasena denounced the move on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Virat, Rohit maintain top 2 spots in ICC ODI rankings
Dubai, Jan 27 (IANS) Ace Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have maintained their top two spots in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batters while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has stuck to his third spot in the bowlers' list.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Shehnaaz Gill rings in birthday with Sidharth Shukla
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actress and Bigg Boss 13 contestant Shehnaaz Gill turns a year older on Wednesday, January 27. She had a close-knit midnight party to celebrate her birthday with rumoured boyfriend Sidharth Shukla and their families. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tandav FIRs: Actors, makers may face arrest as SC declines protection (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Web series 'Tandav' actors, makers, including Saif Ali Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar likely face arrest after Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down their pleas for protection from arrest. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Civil society in Pak opposes filming execution of child rapist
Peshawar, Jan 27 (IANS) After an amendment was proposed in the Provincial Assembly of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), calling for permission by the relevant authorities to film the execution of a convicted sex offender preying on children and later make the video public to serve as a warning against such heinous acts, civil society has raised serious and strong concerns over the proposed amendment.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CBI court issues arrest warrant against TMC youth leader (Ld)
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A special CBI court in Asansol in West Bengal has issued an arrest warrant against "absconding" TMC youth leader Vinay Kumar Mishra in a cross-border cow smuggling racket in West Bengal, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sensex plunges 1,000 points, Nifty below 14,000 (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian stock market witnessed a freefall on Wednesday afternoon, with the BSE Sensex losing over 1,000 points.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Union Minister Prahlad visits Red Fort to assess 'damage'
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after the violence and chaos at the Red Fort during the 'tractor rally' by farmers, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel visited the 17th century monument on Wednesday afternoon to assess the "damage".
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malaysia begins phase 3 trial of China-developed Covid vaccine
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 27 (IANS) Malaysia has begun a phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the Institute of Medical Biology of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (IMBCAMS), the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
World Tour Finals: Sindhu loses to Tzu Ying in 1st group game
Bangkok, Jan 27 (IANS) Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu on Wednesday went down fighting against world number one Tai Tzu Ying in her first group match of the women's singles event at the World Tour Finals.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Sony Xperia Pro launched as brand's first 5G phone
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Sony has launched 'Xperia Pro' as its first smartphone with 5G support in the US for $2,499.99.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Farmer leaders hold meeting, say violence damaged their cause
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The leaders of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) have strongly condemned the incidents of violence at Red Fort on Republic Day in the national capital by a mob of farmers, protesting against the three farm laws enacted last year.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Philippine Prez names new armed forces chief of staff
Manila, Jan 27 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte named Army chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana as the new chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Philippines,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hamid Ansari memoirs: Depreciates PM's selective reference to his vast contributions
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) M. Hamid Ansari, after a long and distinguished career during which he served as India's envoy to five countries and as the Permanent Representative at the UN, served two terms as Vice President, a honour previously accorded only to Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Pakistan gets GI tag for Basmati rice
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan has received GI (geographical indicator) tag for its Basmati rice, which will help its case against India in the European Union (EU), where India has applied for declaring Basmati as its origin.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Canada tightens measures against non-essential travels
Ottawa, Jan 27 (IANS) Canada is considering tightening its measures against Covid-19 pandemic as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has urged the public to cancel all the non-essential travel plans both abroad and in between provinces across the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Kangana alleges 'gandagi' in Bollywood as she slams farmers' stir violence
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut is disturbed by visuals of the farmers' protest on Republic Day in Delhi, and on Wednesday slammed Bollywood for allegedly hiding behind the garb of entertainment and provoking terrorism and violence. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Tahira Kashyap takes to fitness regime: It's never too late
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Filmmaker-writer Tahira Kashyap admits using up every excuse to not move, and is now motivated to pursue fitness.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Youth kidnapped from Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) A 20-year-old youth from Amethi has been kidnapped from Sarojini Nagar area in Lucknow.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Posting photos on FB can make older adults feel competent'
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Older adults who post more pictures on Facebook may feel more competent and that may lead to significantly higher levels of well-being in general, a new study suggests.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
IPL 2021 player auction on Feb 18 in Chennai
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The player auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) edition will take place on February 18 in Chennai.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Over 13,000 malware threats detected every hour in 2020: Report
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With new techniques targeting a completely new setup of the global enterprise, 13,733 malware threats were detected every hour in 2020, with Trojan leading the year-on-year (YoY) and quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) charts followed by other malware, a report said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NASA, Boeing target March 25 for next Starliner flight test
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) Boeing is targeting March 25 for the launch of its commercial space capsule called Starliner's second uncrewed flight test to prove the system is ready to fly crew missions for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Covaxin neutralizes UK variant of Covid: Study
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Covaxin, the Covid vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, effectively neutralizes UK variants of SARS-CoV-2 reducing the possibility of mutant virus escape, finds a study.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Karima Baloch funeral: 'Pak has blood on its hands, 100%'
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) After arriving home from Toronto to Turbat in a coffin, Karima Baloch has finally been laid to rest. The funeral of the 37-year-old Baloch activist - found mysteriously drowned at the Harbourfront waters in the Canadian city on December 21 - was held at her village Tump in Balochistan Monday amid a curfew, media blackout and internet shutdown.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
New Zealand China Council welcomes signing of FTA upgrade
Wellington, Jan 27 (IANS) The New Zealand China Council has welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-China free trade agreement (FTA) upgrade as positive news for New Zealand exporters amid the ongoing global uncertainty.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Budget21-22 must set aside threat for India becoming dumping ground for global Al scrap
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India has been caught in a pincer by a torrent of cheap inflow of aluminum and scrap imports majorly from China as well as the United States.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tandav FIRs: SC says freedom of speech not absolute
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday orally observed that freedom of speech is not absolute during its hearing on pleas seeking stay on FIRs against actors and producers of Tandav web series on Amazon Prime.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Pak FM dares India on Kashmir dialogue
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has dared India to come to the dialogue table with Pakistan over the Kashmir dispute, if it is so sure about its stance and standing on the matter.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
WHO lauds China for submitting Covid vaccines data for assessment
Geneva, Jan 27 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has hailed China for submitting the data of its Covid-19 vaccines to the agency for the Emergency Use Listing procedure, a top WHO expert said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Yogi govt to prepare health cards in rural areas
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Taking forward its commitment to provide better health services and prevent spread of the corona infection in the rural areas, the Yogi Adityanath government will now prepare a health report card of the people living around the wellness centres.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Offline teaching for Classes 9, 11 in Gujarat from Feb 1
Gandhinagar Jan 27 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday decided to resume offline studies for Classes 9 and 11 in its schools from February 1.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
Shreyas Talpade enjoys birthday with family, friends
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade turned a year older on Wednesday, and is happy to spend his special day with family and friends. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Katrina reveals how she wants to live her life
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Katrina Kaif has opened up on how she wants to live her life. The actress says she wants to share her struggles, so when others struggle they know they are not alone. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's smartphone shipments hit over 150 million units in 2020
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's smartphone shipments declined by a modest 4 per cent year-on-year (yoy) to reach over 150 million units in 2020, according to a new report on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
TikTok to cut jobs in India after ban extends
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) About seven months after facing a ban in India, short video-sharing platform TikTok on Wednesday said it would scale down the size of its workforce constituting over 2,000 employees in the country.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
It's no longer 'my way or highway' in UP (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) If necessity is the mother of invention then creativity is the father of politics.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Why are you resisting?' HC asks Centre on EIA draft translation
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the central government why it is resisting an order of the court to translate the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in all vernacular languages.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Varun Dhawan overwhelmed with love post marriage to Natasha
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Just-married actor Varun Dhawan on Wednesday tweeted his thanks to all, for their love and positivity shown towards him and his wife, fashion designer Natasha Dalal.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SP, BSP demand repeal of 3 new farm laws
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) A day after the violence in Delhi during the 'Tractor Rally' by protesting farmers, the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday hit out at the central government and again demanded the repeal of three new central farm laws.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vir Das: Stand-up takes time, so when I act it must be an interesting role
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Stand-up star and occasional actor Vir Das has a clear-cut strategy when it comes to balancing his two flourishing careers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lahore: Over 500 students booked for vandalism outside varsity
Lahore, Jan 27 (IANS) Over 500 students were booked for vandalism and arson during a protest outside a private university in Lahores' Johar Town on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Root-led England team arrives in Chennai ahead of Test series
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) The England cricket team, led by skipper Joe Root, on Wednesday arrived in Chennai from Sri Lanka ahead of the four-match Test series against India slated to begin from February 5.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Google Maps improves discoverability in Indian languages
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Google Maps on Wednesday said it has incorporated an ensemble of learning models that automatically transliterate the names of points of interest (POIs) to 10 prominent local languages, making it easier for Indian language users find the things they look for at Maps.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SC stays Bombay HC's 'disturbing' skin-to-skin order
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Attorney General K.K. Venugopal on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Bombay High Court judgment acquitting a person under POCSO, after he pressed a girl's breast over the dress stating there was no skin-to-skin contact.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
VMware appoints Guru Venkatachalam as APJ CTO
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Enterprise software major VMware on Wednesday said it has appointed Guru Venkatachalam as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific and Japan.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Gurugram police on alert after tractor rally violence in Delhi
Gurugram, Jan 27 (IANS) In view of the violence witnessed in Delhi during a farmers' tractor parade on Republic day, Gurugram Police was on high alert on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Online Rummy: Kerala HC notice to Virat Kohli
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, actors Thammanna and Aju Vargheese on a petition seeking ban on online rummy after victims alleged brand ambassadors play a significant role in getting youth addicted.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Other Sports
Pakistan opposes new UNSC permanent seats
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) As India, Brazil, Germany and Japan put forward efforts to reform the 15-member body of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and add seats of new permanent members, Pakistan has opposed the idea, stating that it would "kill the consensus-based process to make it more effective, representative and accountable."
2021-01-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics
Rahul Gandhi begins Kerala visit, meets Cong and IUML leaders
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday landed at the Kozhikode airport to begin his two-day visit to Kerala, and held closed-door meetings with Congress and IUML leaders.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Neha Dhupia to star in and produce short film, Step Out
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Neha Dhupia is all set for her next project, a short film titled 'Step Out. 
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Indian eves suffer 2-3 loss to Argentina
Buenos Aires, Jan 27 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team lost 2-3 to world number two Argentina in their latest encounter.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
First phase of Covid vaccination drive begins in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 27 (IANS) The first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off in Nepal on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Nepal,National
8 of MP family killed in Raj accident
Jaipur, Jan 27 (IANS) Eight members of a family from Madhya Pradesh were killed in an accident in Rajasthan that killed two fathers-and-sons duo on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter suspends 300 accounts after tractor rally went violent
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Twitter on Wednesday said it suspended more than 300 accounts engaged in spam and platform manipulation as the farmers' tractor rally went violent in the national capital on the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samsung to launch Galaxy M02 for less than Rs 7K next week
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Expanding its entry-level smartphone segment in India, Samsung is set to launch another affordable smartphone billed as Galaxy M02 and priced under Rs 7,000 next week.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ICC introduces 'ICC Player of the Month' awards
Dubai, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced the introduction of the 'ICC Player of the Month' awards to recognise and celebrate the best performances of both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket throughout the year.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Over 10 lakh units of Poco M2 sold in India
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand Poco on Wednesday announced that it has sold over 10 lakh units of Poco M2 in the Indian market.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Campaign to protect the rare Red Sand Boa
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The World Wildlife Fund-India and TRAFFIC India Office have launched an online campaign to raise awareness on the illegal trade of the Red Sand Boa (Eryx Johnii), or what is known as the 'double-headed snake'.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
4 soldiers injured in Kashmir terror attack (Ld)
Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Four soldiers were injured after terrorists lobbed a grenade on a road opening party (ROP) of the army in South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday morning, officials said.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Goa Speaker's final warning to MLAs for misbehaviour in Guv's presence
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) Goa Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Wednesday issued a "last warning" to Opposition MLAs after they wore black bands and raised banners on Monday protesting during the inaugural day of the winter session of the state assembly even as Governor Bhagat Sigh Koshyari was delivering his inaugural address.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Jack Leach extends stay with Somerset until 2024
London, Jan 27 (IANS) England spinner Jack Leach has extended his contract with Somerset County Cricket Club by two years.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Aadhar Housing Finance files for Rs 7,300 cr IPO
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Blackstone-backed Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd has filed for an initial public offering worth up to Rs 7,300 crore.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Manoj Bajpayee: 'The Family Man 2' an experience you won't forget
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Anticipation over the second season of The Family Man is running high, and lead actor Manoj Bajpayee promises the upcoming chapter will be an experience that is bigger and different.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
A hip new spot in the Capital
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Strategically located in a cozy nook, at the plush environs of Shangri-Las -- Eros, hotel in Delhi, BO-TAI Switch is the latest to join the elite premium dining segments in the Capital.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Just become pet parents? Read on to learn how to get it right
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) As the pandemic restricted regular social interactions and staying at home emerged as the new normal, people adopted different ways to uplift and cheer their lives. Among the many things that peaked during the lockdown, included pet ownership and adoption.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 killed, 13 injured in twin bomb blasts in Afghanistan
Kabul, Jan 27 (IANS) Three people were killed and 13 others injured in Afghanistan's twin bomb explosions, the latest in a string of attacks in the militancy-hit country, authorities said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Miss Teen Diva 2020 winners announced
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Rashi Parasrampuria, Wachi Pareek, Aishwarya Vinu Nair and Sayali Ayre won the title of Miss Teen International, Miss Teen Universe, Miss Teen Earth and Miss Teen Multinational, respectively at the grand finale of the Miss Teen 2020 beauty pageant, held recently in Delhi NCR.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Apple launches limited edition 'Black Unity Collection' Watch
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Apple has launched a limited-edition Watch for the 'Black History Month, with a unique band and a new face.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CBI court issues arrest warrant against TMC youth leader
Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) A special CBI court at Asansol has issued an arrest warrant against "absconding" TMC youth leader Vinay Kumar Mishra in a cross-border cow smuggling racket in West Bengal, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Firms that reveal finances can make employees feel more secure
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) You are less likely to experience job distress and feel more secure at your workplace, if your company is open and transparent about the firm's finances, including budgets and profits, a new study suggests.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sydney eases Covid curbs after squashing Christmas clusters
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Australian officials on Wednesday announced easing of Sydney's Covid-19 restrictions, after squashing two clusters that emerged in the city before Christmas.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Reinvention' explores the darker side of love, family, ambition (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Her first collection of poems, "Boundless", captured her search for her own identity in her twenties as she built her career and moved from India to London to California. Natasha Malpani Oswal, who, apart from being a poet, is also a content producer and podcast producer, wrote her latest book, "Reinvention" after moving back to India after ten years of living abroad as she grappled with the idea of 'coming home' and 'coming of age'.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Hope brothers, Shai & Kyle, test positive for Covid-19
Bridgetown, Jan 27 (IANS) West Indies batsman Shai Hope, and his brother Kyle, have tested positive for coronavirus and have subsequently withdrawn from the Barbados squad ahead of the Regional Super50 Cup.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
The beauty of slow living
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) "Choosing a garment means deciding the identity of our future dreams, in connection with the world and the people who inhabit it," says Vidur Adlakha, Co-founder La Fuori.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Kareena on pre-natal yoga and the importance of fitness through pregnancy
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANSlife) Kareena Kapoor Khan's latest pictures will convince you to unroll your yoga mat as she flaunts her baby bump and aces yoga poses in her latest photo shoot. The actress, who is pregnant with her second child, has been spreading the word on pre-natal yoga and perfectly balancing out her cravings with her regular yoga practice.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
200M students, educators rely on our education products: Nadella
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Driven by video conferencing platform Teams, more than 200 million students and educators worldwide now rely on Microsoft education products for remote learning, CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
IFIICC eyes strengthening business ties with India, UAE, Israel
Dubai, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Federation of the Indo-Israel Chambers of Commerce (IFIICC) is planning to boost India's strong historical ties with the UAE and Israel as it expects knowledge sharing, strategic partnerships and cultural bonds will help establish business relationships among the three countries.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
2 soldiers injured in Kashmir terror attack
Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured after terrorists attacked an army patrolling party in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Neonatal antibiotic use may lead to reduced growth in boys
Jerusalem, Jan 27 (IANS) Exposure to antibiotics in the initial days of life is associated with reduced weight and height in boys, a new study suggests.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Salim Merchant: Am doing a big Holi song with an iconic singer
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Composer-singer Salim Merchant has festive melody lined up for fans. One of these, he says, is a Holi special with an iconic singer.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
22 FIRs filed in Delhi tractor rally violence; 86 cops injured
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A total of 22 FIRs have been filed by the Delhi Police so far in connection with the violence witnessed during a farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 in 2 Indians afraid of online dating: Report
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Most Indians feel secure while ordering food online but close of half of those surveyed were afraid of their online activities when it comes to dating, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Indian players were racially abused at SCG, confirms Cricket Australia
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that Indian players were subjected to racial abuse by a section of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) crowd during the third drawn Test of the recently-concluded Border Gavaskar series.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Myanmar begins nationwide vaccination drive against coronavirus
Yangon, Jan 27 (IANS) Myanmar on Wednesday launched a Covid-19 vaccination programme across the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
64% believe climate change a global emergency: Int'l survey
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Sixty-four per cent of the people who participated in a survey in 50 countries across the world believe that climate change is a "global emergency", despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sensex down nearly 400 points
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The key Indian equities declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing nearly 400 points, coming down from the 48,000-mark.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Apple iOS 14.4 fixes 3 bugs 'actively exploited' by hackers
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 14.4, the fourth major update to the iOS 14 operating system, that fixes three bugs affecting iPhones and iPads that "may have been actively exploited," by the hackers.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube paid $30B to creators, artists in last 3 years: CEO
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube has paid more than $30 billion to creators, artists, and media companies in the last three years, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Acid attack on UP couple user of black magic
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) A middle-aged couple in Pratapgarh district were attacked with acid while they were sleeping in their house.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Brazil to airlift 1,500 Covid patients from Amazonas
Brasilia, Jan 27 (IANS) The Brazilian government is aiming to airlift 1,500 Covid-19 patients in the hard-hit northern state of Amazonas to other states for medical treatment, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nadal supports Australian Open Covid-19 measures
Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) World number two Rafael Nadal has urged his fellow competitors to take a "wider perspective" on Covid-19 safety measures put in place ahead of the Australian Open, as players and staff remained quarantined on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Divyenndu says farmers' stir makes his next film important
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actor Divyenndu Sharma says his upcoming film, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, is relevant amid the ongoing farmers agitation.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
JD(U) to go alone in 2022 UP Assembly polls
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls independently.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP BJP MLA announces resignation over farmer unrest
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from the Meerapur Assembly seat in Muzaffarnagar, Avtar Singh Bhadana, has announced his resignation from the party protesting against the Centre's stand on the three farm laws.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Microsoft surpasses $5B in gaming revenue for 1st time: Nadella
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Microsoft has surpassed $5 billion in gaming revenue for the first time in the quarter that ended on December 31, CEO Satya Nadella has revealed.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Prasanta Dora was a very talented goalkeeper who played with repute'
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has expressed grief on the untimely demise of former India international goalkeeper Prasanta Dora.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Cold wave to continue in J&K, Ladakh amid dry spell
Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Minimum temperatures improved across the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday although the mercury continued to remain below freezing point as the weather office said dry weather would continue during the next four days till Sunday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Etiopia reports 437 fresh Covid cases
Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 437 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 134,569, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
In a first, farmers sell produce at 'Hunar Haat' in UP
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government's commitment to increase the income of farmers has reaped results as farmers are now coming forward through the Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) and selling out produce at the ongoing 'Hunar Haat' in Lucknow.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines
Lausanne, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Akhilesh to hold caste census if voted to power
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Shifting the focus, once again, to caste politics, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav has said that a caste census would be held in Uttar Pradesh if his party comes to power in 2022.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Xi Jinping expresses support to Moon for denuclearisation
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed his active support for Seoul's initiative to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula, calling the efforts in line with the common interests of both countries.
2021-01-27
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Twitter's full tweet archive now free for academic researchers
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Twitter has allowed third-party academic researchers free access to the full history of public conversation via the full-archive search endpoint, which was previously limited to paid premium or enterprise customers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Man held in UP for raping minor, forcing conversion
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, making obscene videos of her and attempting to pressurize the minor into religious conversion for marriage.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chelsea appoint Thomas Tuchel as new head coach
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Chelsea have appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach. He replaces Frank Lampard who was sacked on Monday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Stray bull gores man to death in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 27 (IANS) A man was gored to death by a stray bull in the Barramau village in Pilibhit.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wade excluded from Australia Test squad for South Africa tour
Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been excluded from Australia Test squad for the South Africa tour and has been replaced by Alex Carey for the three-match series. Wade will, instead, travel with the T20I side to New Zealand for the five-match series with Australia playing two tours at the same time.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Democrats fight off challenge to Trump trial, may lack votes to convict
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Five Republicans joined Democrats to fight off a challenge to the impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump voting down a fellow-Republican's attempt to block it, but the vote also showed that the attempt to convict him could fail.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,International
Microsoft logs 17% revenue growth riding on cloud business
San Francisco, Jan 27 (IANS) An impressive growth in its Azure Cloud business in a pandemic-hit year helped Microsoft post a 17 per cent increase in its revenue which reached $43.1 billion, with declaring a net income of $15.5 billion, for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Daler Mehndi: In 26 years I have seen music industry go mad
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Daler Mehndi has been in the music industry for over two decades now and he says he has seen the industry in all its hues of eccentricity.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung health tracking app soon in 31 more countries
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday said its fitness app with advanced health tracking features will soon be available in 31 new countries as the South Korean tech giant tries to expand its health service amid the pandemic.
2021-01-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
OLED panel sales help LG Display swing to net profit in Q4
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) LG Display on Wednesday said it shifted to a net profit in the fourth quarter of 2020, on the back of increased demand of its panels for IT products and sales of OLED displays amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend.
2021-01-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
BKU leader accuses Deep Sidhu of misleading farmers
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Haryana's farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) state president Gurnam Singh Chaduni has accused Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu of misleading farmers.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sad to see clashes in Delhi: British MP Dhesi
Chandigarh, Jan 27 (IANS) In reaction to the farmers' protest on Republic Day in Delhi, British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi has said it was sad to see scenes of clashes between some protesters and police.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 55 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 27 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 75 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 55 locally transmitted and 20 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
France tallies 22,086 Covid-19 infections, 612 deaths in one day
Paris, Jan 27 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in France spiked by 22,086 over the past 24 hours and a further 612 patients succumbed to the disease, according to official data released on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
UN ready to support Palestinian elections: Envoy
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, on Tuesday told the Security Council that the world body stands ready to support the Palestinian elections scheduled for later this year.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden, Putin speak over phone on arms control, Ukraine
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed arms control and other issues during their first phone conversation, said the White House.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100mn: Johns Hopkins University
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers, Biden nixes Trump plan to kill H4 work permits
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) "Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of workers on H1B visas in the US who spent the last four years worried sick that their work authorisations would be killed off.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Telangana governor felicitates Col Santosh Babu's wife
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday has felicitated Santoshi, widow of Colonel Santosh Babu, a day after he was posthumously conferred with Maha Vir Chakra, the second highest gallantry award.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden admin delivers early win for H4 spouses of H1B workers
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) "Withdrawn". A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of workers on H1B visas in the US who spent the last four years worried sick that their work authorisations would be killed off.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Senate confirms Blinken as Secretary of State with mission to redirect US diplomacy
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Anthony Blinken has been confirmed as the Secretary of State to steer US diplomacy in a new direction of greater engagement with international organisations and recasting ties with allies.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tunisian PM calls for political stability to resolve crisis
Tunis, Jan 27 (IANS) As long as political stability is not guaranteed, Tunisia will not be able to get out of the crisis, Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
What's stopping Billie Eilish from going to wild parties
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Billie Eilish says she hasnt had the opportunity to go to wild parties because of her fame. The 19-year-old singer also admits to being a teetotaler.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Khloe: 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' was meant to be a 'filler'
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian reveals the popular show Keeping Up With The Kardashians started as a filler programme. She claims the pilot didn't go anywhere at first.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
FKA Twigs faced racist abuse during romance with Robert Pattinson
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer FKA Twigs has claimed she faced racist abuse when she was in a relationship with actor Robert Pattinson.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
200 million extra doses: Biden-led Covid-19 turnaround kicks off
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Within seven days of taking over as US president, Joe Biden on Tuesday declared that his government is "working to purchase" a total of 200 million additional doses of two authorised vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna which will be enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans by late summer this year.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden admin giving states 17% boost in vaccine supply next week
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) US states wringing their hands at empty cupboards left by the Trump administration will be getting a 17 per cent boost in Covid-19 vaccine supply next week.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Bilateral vaccine deals putting WHO-led Covax at risk: Tedros
Geneva, Jan 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that bilateral deals on Covid-19 vaccines between countries and companies are putting at risk the promise of Covax, the WHO-led global initiative aimed to ensure rapid and equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100 million
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Global Covid-19 cases topped 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the Xinhua news agency reported.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UK coronavirus-related death toll tops 1,00,000
London, Jan 27 (IANS) The number of people who died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test in Britain has surpassed 1,00,000 after another 1,631 have been confirmed, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Israel's largest port sets record for container traffic in 2020
Jerusalem, Jan 27 (IANS) Haifa Port, the largest and busiest port in Israel, on Tuesday reported an all-time record high in container handling despite the Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy
Guterres calls for non-violence, respecting peaceful protests
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) In reaction to the Republic Day farmer protest developments in Delhi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for non-violence and for respecting peaceful protests.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United States,National
Karnataka logs in 529 new Covid cases; 738 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Maintaining the trend, 738 patients recovered on Tuesday while 529 new Covid cases were registered in Karnataka on Monday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
'Restart Meghalaya Mission' to boost economy: Governor
Shillong, Jan 27 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Tuesday that the 'Restart Meghalaya Mission' (RMM) of the state government has earmarked Rs 14,515 crore for various developmental and business activities over the next three years, which will boost the economy of the state.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Sasikala to be released from Bengaluru prison on Wednesday
Bengaluru, Jan 27 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V.K. Sasikala will complete her four year prison term for corruption on Wednesday but having tested Covid positive on January 20, she may have to continue her treatment in a Bengaluru hospital.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Xi says China to ensure Beijing Winter Olympics success
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he believes that the Chinese side, with strong support from various parties, will complete all the preparation work as scheduled to ensure the Beijing Winter Olympics is a complete success.
2021-01-27
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Can't spot fans who racially abused Indians, CA tells ICC: Report
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) in a report to the International Cricket Council (ICC) that it was unable to identify spectators who allegedly racially abused Indian players during the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this month.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Indian, English cricketers trickle into Chennai for Test series
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Indian and English cricketers have started arriving here for quarantine before the first Test starts on February 5. Both teams are expected to enter the bio-bubble on January 27. The second Test will also be played here.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
South Africa women beat Pakistan, complete 3-0 series win
Durban, Jan 26 (IANS) Three-wicket hauls by Shabnim Ismail, Sune Luus and Ayabonga Khaka helped South Africa women complete a 32-run win over Pakistan in the third and final One-day International (ODI) and with it seal a 3-0 series whitewash at the Kingsmead here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Tractor rally in Raj peaceful, leaders condemn violence in Delhi
Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) The tractor rally taken out by the farmers from Shahjahanapur border in Rajasthan's Alwar district towards Delhi on Tuesday remained peaceful, the farmer leaders said while condemning the violence that erupted in the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Blinken, Biden's pick for Secretary of State, gets Senate nod
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed Antony Blinken as President Joe Biden's Secretary of State.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,International
Stacked field arrives at Farmers Insurance Open golf with big goals
San Diego (California), Jan 26 (IANS) Given that there is already an array of incentives -- for instance, a $7.5 million purse, a potential winning prize of $1.35 million, and a swanky and eclectic oceanfront locale in Southern California -- one wouldn't think that talented professional golfers would find anything else to prompt them to enter the Farmers Insurance Open golf this week.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Golf
Andhra woman who killed her daughters continues to be unstable
Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 26 (IANS) The superstitious mother of two girls, whom she and her husband had murdered as part of eccentric rituals with a hope to resurrect them later, continued to be in an unstable condition on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KCR wants work on his dream Secretariat project to be speeded up
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday directed the engineers working on construction of new building for the state Secretariat to speed up the work.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Those stormed Red Fort are terrorists: K'taka Agri Min
Koppal, (Karnataka) Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil said on Tuesday that those who stormed the Red Fort in the national capital on Republic Day were not farmers, but terrorists.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
380 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 2,59,867
Gandhinagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Gujarat on Tuesday reported 380 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 2,59,867, while two deaths in the past 24 hours mounted the state's Covid death toll to 4,381.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Farmers' violence on R-Day a well-planned conspiracy: BJP (Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday said there was a well-planned conspiracy behind the farmers' tractor parade turning violent in the national capital, leading to disturbance in the law and order situation.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Silverwood happy with England's rotation policy
London, Jan 26 (IANS) England head coach Chris Silverwood said that he is happy with the rotation policy they currently have in place. England faced criticism from former players for resting wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, all-rounder Sam Curran and fast bowler Mark Wood for their first two Tests against India.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Tamil Nadu, Punjab enter T20 Mushtaq Ali Trophy semis
Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Baba Aparajith (52 not out off 45 balls) and Shahrukh Khan (40 not out off 19) helped Tamil Nadu beat Himachal Pradesh by five wickets in a T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter-final match here at the Motera on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Andhra logs 172 more Covid cases, tally 8.87 lakh
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 172 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally over 8.87 lakh, while 203 more patients recovered from the virus on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
450 infra projects report cost overrun of Rs 4.28 lakh cr
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As many as 450 infrastructure projects have reported a cost overrun of over Rs 4.28 lakh crore as of January 1, 2021, data from the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation showed.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
K'taka showcases Vijayanagara empire at R-Day parade in Delhi
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka showcased the glory of Vijayanagara empire (1336-1646) in a tableau at the 72nd Republic Day parade on Rajpath in New Delhi, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Punjabi actor summoned by NIA posts live video from Red Fort hoisting pennant
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Punjabi actor Deep Sidhu, who was summoned by the National Investogation Agency (NIA) last week in connection with the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) case, was among the group of farmers who entered the Red Fort on Tuesday and hoisted flags in the 17th century monument, even as violent clashes broke out in several parts of the national capital as the tractor rally by the agitating farmers went awry.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India not too important for England as they rest key players
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) England are not putting their best team up for the four-Test India series that begins next month despite knowing that India will provide a far more stiffer challenge than Sri Lanka, where they sent their best squad and won the two-Test series 2-0.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Republic Day celebrated in Manipur despite militants' boycott call
Imphal, Jan 26 (IANS) Despite the boycott call by several banned extremist outfits, the 72nd Republic Day was celebrated in Manipur on Tuesday in a befitting manner with Governor Najma Heptulla hoisted the national flag at Kangla Fort here and taking salute from 49 contingents.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Machado, Gallego score as NorthEast beat Bagan 2-1
Margao (Goa), Jan 26 (IANS) Goals from Luis Machado and Federico Gallego helped NorthEast United beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Rod Baker, CEO of Great Canadian Gaming, has resigned after allegedly jumping the Covid-19 vaccine queue in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Biden appoints 2 Indian Americans to leadership posts at US mission to UN
United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) President Joe Biden appointed two Indian Americans, Sohini Chatterjee and Aditi Gorur, to the leadership team of the US mission to the UN on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Diplomacy
Global LNG demand will be driven by Asia-Pacific: ICRA
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The global demand for LNG will be driven by the Asia-Pacific and particularly China, ratings agency ICRA said in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Taapsee is nostalgic as she draws the curtains on 'Rashmi Rocket'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has completed the shoot of her upcoming film Rashmi Rocket. On Tuesday, she posted a nostalgic note recalling the hectic and eventful shooting stint for the film.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra announces incentives on unanimous polls
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced attractive financial incentives up to Rs 20 lakh in the forthcoming panchayat polls to encourage unanimous elections and thereby enable the gram panchayats to concentrate on the developmental work.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
22 injured in farmer-police clash in hospital, two cops critical
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The condition of two police personnel who were admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital following clashes with some farmers near the ITO crossing in central Delhi on Tuesday has turned critical.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka police allow 10 tractors for symbolic rally in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers held the 'Jana Ganarajyotsava Parade' amid tight security here on Tuesday after the Republic Day parade.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Red Fort incident: Law student urges SC to order SIT probe
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A Mumbai-based law student has written to Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde to take suo moto cognizance in an incident at Red Fort, where the flag of a community was waved in place of the national flag and set up an SIT to probe the matter.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
How the situation turned ugly at Red Fort (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The farmers movement that had been peaceful for the last two months turned violent on Republic Day on Tuesday after scores of protesters deviated from the designated route for the proposed tractor rally.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Faster recovery from Covid restrictions to boost India's growth to 11%: Gopinath (Ld)
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) India is coming back much faster than expected from the Covid-19 restrictions leading to a hike in projections for its economic growth rate to 11.5 per cent for the next fiscal year, Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's research head said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Many infrastructures in Tripura to boost trade with B'desh'
Agartala, Jan 26 (IANS) Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais on Tuesday said that several infrastructural projects are under construction in the state along the international border to boost the trade between India and Bangladesh.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New RBI proposal for NBFC funding in IPOs to help primary issues in restoring sanity (Opinion)
The Reserve Bank of India issued a discussion paper last Friday on regulations concerning NBFCs. The crux of these regulations is to reduce significantly the arbitrage between NBFCs and banks. The other area of significance is IPO funding where currently it is a free for all with NBFCs employing as much as Rs 75,000-80,000 crore in this activity whenever there is an IPO. RBI has now proposed a cap of Rs 1 crore per person.
2021-01-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Nidhi Jha joins TV show 'Aye Mere Humsafar'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Nidhi Jha, who has made a mark in Bhojpuri films and Hindi TV series, has been roped in for the show, Aye Mere Humsafar.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
England's Bairstow 'raring to go' in Tests vs India after rest
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Jonny Bairstow says he will be "raring to go" against India after completing his rest period. Bairstow is one of three players who have been rested for the first two Tests in India and are presently in England.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Only 5K beneficiaries vaccinated on R-Day, 20 lakh so far
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Only 5,615 healthcare and frontline workers were given the coronavirus vaccine on Republic Day on Tuesday - the 11th day of the drive, taking the tally of those vaccinated to over 20 lakh.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
How the situation turned ugly at Red Fort
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The farmers movement that had been peaceful for the last two months turned violent on Republic Day on Tuesday after the protestors deviated from the designated route for the proposed tractor rally.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thought of quitting after portfolios changed four times: K'taka Minister
Tumkuru (Karnataka), Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Minor Irrigation Minister J.C. Madhuswamy, whose portfolios were rejigged a record four times in last five days, on Tuesday said that he was "truly upset" over his responsibilities being changed so frequently.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rashid powers Afghanistan to 3-0 series win
Abu Dhabi, Jan 26 (IANS) Leg-spinner Rashid Khan's four-wicket haul and 48 runs helped Afghanistan beat Ireland by 36 runs in the third and final One-day International (ODI) to complete a clean sweep of the series here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Samyukta Kisan Morch condemns violence during tractor rally
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers' unions protesting against the three Central farm laws, has condemned the violence that broke out in the national capital during the 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' organised on the occasion of Republic Day on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 UAE cricketers suspended for breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, Jan 26 (IANS) Cricketers Mohammad Naveed and Shairman Anwar Butt of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been provisionally suspended after being found guilty of two offences each under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
TV actor Aditya Redij: It takes a lot of time to convince me
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Television actor Aditya Redij is making a comeback on screen after three years with the show Bawara Dil. He says it was important for him to be convinced about his comeback character before he said yes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After football, Sunny Leone now tries her hands at cricket
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Sunny Leone sure seems to be in a sporty mood lately. She flaunted her football skills recently, and on Tuesday she has been showing off her cricketing moves to the world.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tractor rally passes off peacefully in Gurugram (Ld)
Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) Following their fellow protesters in the national capital, agitating farmers in Gurugram named their tractor rally on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (NH-48) on the occasion of Republic Day as 'Kisan Gantantra Parade'.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Haryana,National
Under-20 Fed Cup: Reshma erases 10,000m race walk national record
Bhopal, Jan 26 (IANS) Reshma Patel marked her 10,000m race walk debut with a national under-20 record, c;ocking 48 minutes and 25.90 seconds, on the second day of the National Federation Cup Junior Under-20 Athletics Championships here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Athletics
Serial killer of women arrested in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Hyderabad police have arrested a serial killer who was targeting women after his wife eloped with another person.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The Maulvi of Faizabad whose name will be on Ayodhya mosque project
Ayodhya, Jan 26 (IANS) The Ayodhya Mosque Trust --Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation, set up to build a mosque at Ayodhya on the land mandated by the Supreme Court after the apex court gave the Babri land for the Ram Mandir, has decided to put the name of Mughal emperor Babar in the past baggage and dedicate its mosque project to the 1857 freedom fighter of Ayodhya -- Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
'Higher allocation needed for power distribution infra in Budget FY22'
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Centre needs to come up with higher budgetary allocation for power distribution infrastructure in the upcoming Union Budget, sector stakeholders and experts said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi Police caught off guard by breach of trust by protesters?
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) When the Delhi police entered into an agreement with the protesting farmers, little did they realise there were chances of the agreement being violated by the protesters.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Collision between public, govt not good for democracy: Congress
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Following the violent clashes between farmers and police in Delhi on Tuesday, the Congress again hit out at the Modi government for the "collision" with the people over the contentious farm laws and demanded their immediate withdrawal.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
From almost nowhere to India nets: Pacer Ankit Rajpoot's story
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh pace bowler Ankit Rajpoot, who will bowl at the Indian team's nets during the upcoming series against England, has been a domestic workhorse quite like Brisbane Test hero Shardul Thakur, having played 63 first-class games.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Maidaan' vs 'RRR' clash on Oct 13: Exhibitors will suffer, feels industry (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Even as cinemas are fully to become profitable ventures once again in the post-lockdown scenario, two of the biggest releases this year are already lined up for a box office clash that could dent prospects of an already suffering the film trade. The much-hyped RRR and Maidaan have both been confirmed for an October 13 release this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
High alert in Haryana after violence in Delhi (Ld)
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the violence during Tuesday's tractor rally in the national capital as unacceptable, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ordered high alert in the state.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rahul Sharma: Wanted to do web series but was only getting 'bold' scripts
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Rahul Sharma says he was always keen on exploring OTT as a medium, but the fixation of makers to serve bold content didn't give him a chance to do so.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
1st Test: Pak lose advantage, reel under SA speedster Rabada's blows(Ld)
Karachi, Jan 26 (IANS) South Africa's return to Pakistan to play Test cricket for the first time in 14 years was a mixed one after they disappointed with the bat, but then impressed with the ball to end Day One with honours even at the National Stadium here on Tuesday. South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took two wickets to send Pakistan on the back foot.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it 'this Spring': Biden
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for any American who wants a shot by "this Spring".
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rang De Basanti turns 15, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is nostalgic
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Tuesday turned nostalgic as his directorial Rang De Basanti completed 15 years of release.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SKM asks farmers to return to borders, continue peaceful protest
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After violent clashes with between the police and the protesting farmers in the national capital on Tuesday, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) called off the Republic Day tractor rally and appealed to the protesters to immediately return to their respective protest sites.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah holds emergency meet after farmers' violence (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday held an emergency meeting at his residence over the violence that rocked parts of the national capital during the farmers' Republic Day parade.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dakota Johnson: I'll probably be in therapy for the rest of my life
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Dakota Johnson has been vocal about seeking therapy in the past. Now, she says she will likely be in counselling for the rest of her life.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Big Bash League finals series schedule confirmed
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) The Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, and Brisbane Heat will host matches in week one of the Big Bash League (BBL) 10 Finals series, with the matches being scheduled on January 29, 30, and 31, it was announced here on Tuesday. The Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers will join them in the Finals series after also finishing in the top five positions on the points ladder.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Violence in Delhi: Maha leaders slam BJP, appeal for peace
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Expressing shock over the violent turn to the farmers agitation in New Delhi on Tuesday, top leaders of Maharashtra ruling coalition slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party terming it as "arrogant, insensitive" to the cause of the peasantry, while appealing for peace and shunning violence.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chris Hemsworth shoots 'Thor: Love And Thunder' in home turf Australia
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth has started shooting for the superhero adventure, Thor: Love And Thunder in his home turf Australia, and he was greeted with a traditional 'Welcome to Country ceremony. Hemsworth, who is most popular for his superhero avatar of Thor, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share pictures of the ceremony.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Australia,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kerala reports 6,923 new Covid-19 cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala seems to have no respite from the Covid-19 pandemic as the state reported nearly 7,000 fresh infections on Tuesday, according to health officials.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National
BKU accuses Delhi Police of negligence, condemns hoisting flag at Red fort
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Tuesday condoled the hoisting of a flag at the historic Red Fort in the heart of the national capital and accused the Delhi Police of "negligence" as they did not support the farmers' protest.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
With travel curbs lifted, Russia keen on tapping Indian outbound tourists
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) With Russia lifting restrictions on air travel from India, the country appears to be keen on tapping the Indian outbound tourism market, which has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Twitter acquires newsletter email service Revue
San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) Twitter on Tuesday announced it has acquired Revue, an email service that makes it free and easy for anyone to start and publish editorial newsletters, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni's mother says he will stand by Rahul Vaidya
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 contestant Aly Goni has been openly supporting housemate Rahul Vaidya as the latters fights with Rubina Dilaik get nastier. Alys mother Ruby Goni says he will stick to showing unconditional support to Rahul, since he is an emotional person and forever stands by people he shares a bond with.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Venue-check: India have not lost to England in Ahmedabad
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India have not lost to England at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, though the hosts have played only two matches against the visitors so far at this venue. India have won one match and the other has ended in a draw.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Constitution being violated in Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national President and principal opposition leader in Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday alleged that the Constitution is being violated in the state at a time when the country is commemorating Republic Day to celebrate its implementation.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Akali Dal condemns violence in Delhi
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday condemned the incidents of violence in Delhi as some farmers entered into the city and clashed with the police, saying the party stands for peace and communal harmony and believes in democratic values.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Missed train from Delhi, get full ticket refund: Northern Railway
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In view of the violent clashes across several parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on Tuesday, the Northern Railway said that the passengers who cannot reach stations are requested to apply for full refund of all trains departing from all the stations in Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
High omega-3 levels in blood may reduce death risk due to Covid
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) People with higher omega-3 levels in their blood may have a reduced risk of death from Covid-19 infection, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Big B, Salman share Republic Day greetings
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan wished fans on Tuesday on the occasion of Republic Day. While Salman tweeted about love and unity, Big B shared a glimpse of his new hi-tech mask on Instagram along with his wishes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Talented dogs can grasp new words after hearing them: Study
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Ever wondered if pooches can learn new words? Yes, say researchers as they have found that talented dogs may have the ability to grasp new words after hearing them only four times.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion
High alert in Haryana after violence in Delhi
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the violence during Tuesday's tractor rally in the national capital as unacceptable, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ordered high alert in the state.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National
IMF projects Indian economy to be fastest-growing next financial year at 11.5%
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects India's economy to bounce back by 11.5 per cent in the next financial year, making it the fastest-growing major economy, and attributed it to the effect of easing of lockdown measures last year.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,National
Peaceful rally in Hyderabad to show solidarity with farmers
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A rally organised here on Tuesday to show solidarity with protesting farmers in New Delhi passed off peacefully.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Violent protesters endangered lives, legal action to follow: Delhi Police
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against violent protesters who not only violated mutually agreed guidelines with the police but also went on a rampage and damaged property on Delhi streets amid the farmers' protests.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Maidaan' vs 'RRR' clash: Exhibitors will suffer, says Boney Kapoor
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Even as cinemas are fully to become profitable ventures once again in the post-lockdown scenario, two of the biggest releases this year are already lined up for a box office clash that could dent prospects of an already suffering the film trade. The much-hyped RRR and Maidaan have both been confirmed for an October 13 release this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi-NCR to get major arts centre
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi-NCR region is all set to get a major new cultural centre for the arts, a space that will encourage experimentation, research, education, residences, and performances of all kinds including visual, performing, and culinary arts.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
20 injured cops, farmers being treated at Lok Nayak after clashes
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A total of 20 people, comprising both policemen and farmers, are being treated at the Lok Nayak Hospital following clashes near the ITO crossing in central Delhi on Tuesday as some farmers deviated from the route of their tractor rally and drove into the city, officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TCS' brand value up by $1.4bn, highest in IT services in 2020
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) The brand value of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) grew by $1.4 billion in 2020 over the prior year which is the highest absolute growth among the 25 companies assessed in a pandemic-hit year, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
1st Test: Pak reeling at 33/4 after dismissing SA for 220
Karachi, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan were reduced to 33/4 in reply to South Africa's 220 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Climate litigations spiked in recent years, says UN body
Nairobi, Jan 26 (IANS) Climate litigation cases have spiked in recent years, making the courtroom increasingly relevant to efforts to address climate change around the world, an UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
229 officials held as Assam govt aims for corruption-free state: Guv
Guwahati, Jan 26 (IANS) Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday said 229 government officials have been arrested on charges of corruption since 2016 as part of the move to make the state corruption free.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Jared Leto shares rock climbing pics, fans are loving it
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Jared Leto went mountain climbing and asked his fans if anyone else was in the mood for some time outdoors.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Violence by certain elements in Delhi unacceptable: Punjab CM (Ld)
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Terming the violence perpetrated by certain elements during Tuesday's tractor rally in the national capital as unacceptable, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged all the genuine farmers to immediately vacate Delhi and return to the borders, where they had been protesting peacefully for the past two months.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Conducive policies required for growth of altnernate energy'
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Centre needs to provide a conducive policy environment to encourage the private sector's participation in the alternate energy segment to support the sector's growth, said Karanraj Chaudri, Advisor, Social Impact Investments at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for India and South-Asia.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala, Jamshedpur looking to break into top four (Match Preview 73)
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur have a chance at inching closer to a top-four spot when they face each other on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Neha Dhupia joins Vidyut Jammwal in 'Sanak'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia on Tuesday confirmed joining action star Vidyut Jammwal and debutante Rukmini Maitra in the upcoming action thriller, Sanak.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
1 in 4 were hesitant to visit emergency care for their child in US
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Nearly one in four families had said that they would be unlikely to bring their child to the emergency ward if they had an emergency condition during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey reveals.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Sobhita Dhulipala and the art of 'wasting' life
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Cancellation of a recent shoot made actress Sobhita Dhulipala realise what wasting her life could actually mean.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Peaceful farmers' rally in Gurugram on R-Day
Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) Over 300 tractors, SUV vehicles and motorcycles clogged the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus on Tuesday as hundreds of farmers from different states protesting against the Centre's new farm laws streamed into Gurugram on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
223 more villages to get 24-hr power supply: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) While taking a significant step towards fulfilling promise to make available round-the-clock power supply in villages, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced to include 223 more villages in the Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon scheme.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Low-key Beating Retreat at Attari border
Amritsar, Jan 26 (IANS) India's Republic Day ceremonies on Tuesday on the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah international border near Amritsar in Punjab were held in the absence of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Traffic goes for a toss as farmers choke roads in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as protesting farmers swarmed the Red Fort during a 'tractor rally' here on Republic Day amid police attempts to block them from marching towards central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
S. Korean retail investors' Tesla holdings top $10bn
Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS) South Korean retail investors' holdings of shares in electric vehicle leader Tesla Motors Inc soared nearly 32 per cent this year to cross the $10 billion mark.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Padma Shri a huge honour, says Silicon valley star Sridhar Vembu
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Tech tycoon Sridhar Vembu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of software development firm Zoho Corporation, who is one of the Padma Shri awardees announced by the government of India, said that he felt honoured and humbled after receiving one of the highest civilian awards in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
This year, Mumbai's famed Christmas tree celebrates R-Day too
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) This year, India's tallest natural growing, 55-year-old and 69-foot-tall Christmas tree has become a 'shining beacon of hope' for humanity facing the horrors of the coronavirus pandemic, in memory of a nurse who nurtured it for decades.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Flaming petrol prices to fuel CNG vehicles adoption: Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Elevated prices of petrol due to a steep increase in taxes in the recent past is set to increase the adoption of compressed natural gas (CNG)-driven vehicles, Crisil Research said.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vacate Delhi, return to borders, Punjab CM tells farmers
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Perturbed over the "shocking scenes" of violence in the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appealed to the farmers to vacate Delhi and return to the borders.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NRI booked for 'abusive' post against Kerala BJP leader's kin
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Tuesday registered a case against Non-Resident Indian Ajinas, working as a physical trainer in Qatar, following a complaint by BJP state President K Surendran that he had posted abusive content against his daughter on a social media platform.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Politics
Abhay Deol-starrer '1962: The War In The Hills' to premiere on Feb 26
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) The Abhay Deol-starrer '1962: The War In The Hills', which is a series inspired by true events, will launch on February 26. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the series will take viewers back to November 1962, to narrate an untold story of valour.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Light pollution could increase preterm birth: Study
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) Light pollution, based on a direct measure of skyglow, could increase the likelihood of preterm birth, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Oil and Gas sector leads profit pool, says MOFSL report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The oil and gas sector has emerged as one of the largest contributor to the overall profit or dividend pool, said Motilal Oswal Financial Services in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amit Shah calls emergency meeting following farmers' violence
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday called an emergency meeting at his residence over the violence that rocked parts of the national capital during the farmers' Republic Day parade.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Pavitra Rishta' director Kushal Zaveri on new web series 'Crashh'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Kushal Zaveri, who directed the late Sushant Singh-starrer TV show Pavitra Rishta, is currently working on his upcoming web series Crashh. He says the best part about the series is you know the story from start to end.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
After clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort, hoist pennant (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Protesting farmers on Tuesday swarmed the Red Fort in New Delhi during a 'tractor rally' here on the Republic Day even as police tried to prevent them from driving towards central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kangana: Indians supporting farmers' protests are 'terrorists', should be jailed
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday said all Indians who were supporting the ongoing farmers protest are terrorists.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Internet services stopped after violence during tractor march
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the farmers' protest turned violent during their tractor march in the national capital, Internet services in some of the locations in the city were stopped on Tuesday following the government's instruction to manage the situation.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Imminent cabinet formation unlikely in Lebanon: Expert
Beirut, Jan 26 (IANS) A Lebanese expert has said that an imminent government formation in the country is unlikely despite the dire need for a cabinet capable of gaining the international community's confidence and saving the country from its economic and financial collapse.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Aanjjan Srivastav: Through RK Laxman I found brilliance in subtlety of acting
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran actor Aanjjan Srivastav recalled his first encounter with RK Laxman on the sixth death anniversary of the legendary cartoonist.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
GDP growth for FY21 seen at minus 8%: FICCI Survey
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's GDP is likely to contract by 8 per cent in the current financial year, according to the FICCI's Economic Outlook Survey.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple adds 'Time to Walk' audio feature to Fitness+
Cupertino (California), Jan 26 (IANS) Apple has unveiled 'Time to Walk', an inspiring new audio walking experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ subscribers to encourage users to walk more often.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Opposition leaders condemn violence during tractor parade
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In the wake of clashes between police and protesting farmers in Delhi on Tuesday as the tractor rally burst into the city, opposition parties condemned the violence and called for calm.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Punjab beat Karnataka to enter Mushtaq Ali T20 semis
Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Punjab defeated Karnataka by nine wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 quarter-final here at the Motera on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kriti Sanon's sunbathing gives major holiday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon is making the most of her Republic Day holiday on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK Covid-19 deaths top 100,000
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Since the onset of the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the country's Covid-19 death toll has topped the grim milestone of 100,000 mark on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
We are following set routes, not responsible for violence: SKM Leaders
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Farmer leaders under the ageis of Samyukta Kisan Morcha protesting against the three Central farm laws said on Tuesday that farmers of 32 unions from Punjab were following the routes for the tractor rally defined by the Delhi Police and they did not break the law and order.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers' protest: Metro Grey, Green lines completely shut
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After closing all the stations on the Green line at noon on Tuesday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now shuttered all stations on the Grey line as well, in the wake of the farmers' tractor rally running amok in the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Salma Hayek joins the 'Bernie Sanders' viral meme bandwagon
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Salma Hayek has joined the viral meme fest on US Senator Bernie Sanders posting Instagram pictures where she is seen playing in the snow with her owl and her dogs.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rajeev Khandelwal: Caste-based discrimination still exists
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says the younger generation is breaking out of socially imbalanced norms but caste-based discrimination continue to exist. It is something, the actor says, makes his new teleplay, Court Martial, relevant.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Taapsee Pannu shares process of making a 'random video'
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu on Tuesday shared the step-by-step process of making a random video and it is hilarious.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Newlyweds Varun-Natasha return to Mumbai from Alibaug
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Newlywed Bollywood couple Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal returned to Mumbai from Alibaug on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mizoram first state to declare sports as an industry: Governor
Aizawl, Jan 26 (IANS) Mizoram was the first state in India to declare sports as an industry in June 2020, said Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Pakistan urges FATF for grey list removal
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to remove the country from the grey list, after it claimed to have seen the exposure of Indian propaganda by the European Union (EU) DisinfoLab.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
After clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort, hoist pennant (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Protesting farmers on Tuesday swarmed the Red Fort during a 'tractor rally' on Republic Day amid police attempts to block them from proceeding towards central Delhi, barged into the 17th century monument, climbed up the ramparts and waved farmer union flags and banners and even hoisted a pennant.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Realme Watch 2 specifications revealed ahead of launch
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Realme upcoming Watch 2 specifications and images have surfaced on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website, revealing details of the smartwatch ahead of launch.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Technology
Happy childhood may lower drink, drug risk among teens
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) If your teenage child has memories of a happy childhood, they are less likely to indulge in drinking or substance abuse and enjoy learning, a new study suggests.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
K'taka farmers hold tractor rally, situation peaceful
Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the central farm laws in Delhi, farmers in Karnataka held a tractor rally in Bengaluru on Republic Day. Similar rallies were held in all the district headquarters across the state.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Italian PM to resign amid pandemic criticism
Rome, Jan 26 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday confirmed to his Cabinet that he would tender his resignation following widespread criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Patriotic fervour marks Republic Day celebrations in T'gana
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked 72nd Republic Day celebrations in Telangana on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
PM dons special 'Pagdi' gifted by Jamnagar royal family on R-Day (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sported a special red 'Pagdi' (turban) gifted by the royal family of Jamnagar, on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Elizabeth Hurley goes topless in the snow
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley is heating things up in the snow with her new racy topless pictures on social media.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Israel halts all flights
Tel Aviv, Jan 26 (IANS) Israel on Tuesday closed its international airport to all flights as a one-week measure aimed at stopping the new coronavirus variants from entering the country.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Harry Potter' series in works? Streaming platform isn't confirming
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) The world of Harry Potter might head to the streaming realm soon, with a live-action series in early development.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
TDP leader diverts rejected Ramateertham donation to Ayodhya
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Union Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju diverted his rejected donation for Ramateertham to Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Tibetan administration greets India on R-Day
Dharamsala, Jan 26 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Tuesday congratulated India and its people on the 72nd anniversary of Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Islamabad perceives Biden as pro-Pak, but with China angle striking a balance may not be easy
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) With US President Joe Biden reversing several measures put in place by the former Donald Trump administration within hours of taking charge of the White House, Pakistan is hoping to reset its equation with Washington. According to Dawn, the Pakistan based newspaper, Islamabad has already initiated the process of re-charting "the contours of the bilateral ties with the US without compromising the future of CPEC" and the close relations it shared with China.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lalu's condition is stable, recovering gradually: AIIMS doctor
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The health of former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad who was admitted to AIIMS after a lung infection, is gradually improving, Dr Rakesh Yadav, who is supervising the team looking after him, told IANS.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ex-WH Press Secretary to run for Arkansas Governor
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced her candidacy for the post of Arkansas state Governor in 2022.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Politics
India won't be bullied, pick your best team: Hussain to England
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has urged the Joe Root-led side to pick his best team and not to take the Indian team lightly in the upcoming four-match Test series.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
A Timeline: How things turned violent in Delhi on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Farmers, who were seen as friendly and peaceful for more than 60 days as they waited for government to accept their terms, suddenly left behind a trail of vandalism, violence, holliganism as they hoisted their flags at the 17th century iconic Red Fort after running amok through the capital clashing with the police personnel in several parts of the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Parrikar erred in shutting down mines in 2012: Goa minister
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar erred in temporarily closing down the mining sector in 2012, Goa's Ports Minister and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
China, New Zealand sign free trade deal upgrade protocol
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China and New Zealand on Tuesday signed a protocol on upgrading their 12-year-old free trade agreement (FTA), which is expected to bring more benefits to the peoples of the two countries.
2021-01-26
Category: International, China,Politics
Apple faces $73mn lawsuit in Europe over throttling iPhones
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Apple has been sued once again in Europe, this time seeking $73 million in damages over intentionally throttling older iPhones that affected the battery performance.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha celebrates R-Day with patriotic fervour amid Covid protocols (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Celebrations to mark India's 72nd Republic Day witnessed patriotic fervour amid Covid protocols and a pleasant chill in the morning air across Maharashtra on Tuesday, officials said here.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
R-Day celebrated in Himachal amid chill (Ld)
Shimla, Jan 26 (IANS) The 72nd Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday with gaiety despite a sunny but chilly morning.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa may tone down Carnival festivities amid Covid-19
Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Goa is likely to tone down its Carnival festivities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Tuesday. The Carnival will be held on February 13 this year.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nepali climbers reach Kathmandu after scaling K2 for 1st time
Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) A team of 10 Nepali climbers who recently became the first to scale K2, the second highest peak of the world, during the winter season, received a hero's welcome when they arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India's 2020 GDP contraction estimated at 9.6% (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's economy is estimated to have contracted by 9.6 per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Display develops low-power OLED panel for smartphones
Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS) Samsung Display a major display maker in South Korea, said Tuesday it has developed a low-power consumption organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel for smartphones.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
AP marching ahead with emphasis on education, health care: Guv
Amaravati, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan said the state is marching ahead with emphasis on education, health care, agriculture and welfare, on Tuesday at the 72nd Republic Day celebrations.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Andhra violin maestro Rama Swamy oldest among Padma awardees
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Oldest among all the Padma awardees, Andhra Pradesh's 94-year-old internationally acclaimed violin maestro Rama Swamy Annavarapu has been honoured with the Padma Shri award on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Grindr app fined $11.7mn for illegally sharing user information
London, Jan 26 (IANS) The Norwegian Data Protection Authority on Tuesday fined US-based Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, with $11.7 million for illegally sharing use information with advertisers.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chhattisgarh tableau brings folk glimpse to Rajpath
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The tableau of Chhattisgarh, which was displayed during the parade at Rajpath on Tuesday, gave an enchanting glimpse of the state's traditional and folk musical instruments.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM dons turban at Republic Day parade
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned a red turban during the Republic Day parade while the other dignitaries in the government and leaders across parties were also present during the function.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
HAM-based models better suited for growth of water sector: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Concession model framework for water sectors are better at addressing project risks and will lead to higher investments in this field, India Ratings and Research said in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Agri-NBFCs seek parity with banks, want inclusion in govt subsidy schemes
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen Agri-NBFCs and help it become a significant contributor in financing the entire value chain of agriculture, the government may consider including these financial institutions in all state supported subsidy schemes and programmes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Budget: Tough balancing act for govt, says Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Budget 2021-22 may see the trade-off to become more acute between stimulating growth, and maintaining fiscal rectitude, Kotak Institutional Equities said in a pre-budget note.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
UP: Villager mauled to death by tiger in Pilibhit
Pilibhit (UP), Jan 26 (IANS) A 50-year-old villager was mauled to death by a tiger at Hajara village in Puranpur tehsil in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
RBI's proposed NBFC norms ignore key credit issues: Moody's
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) proposed stricter norms for non-banking financial companies (NBFC) support strong balance sheets but do not address the issues of funding and liquidity, the key credit weaknesses of the sector, said a report by Moody's Investors Service.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New chapter opens in Afghanistan-US ties: Ghani
Kabul, Jan 26 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that a new chapter has opened in the relations between Washington and Kabul, adding that the US sees the South Asian nation as a fundamental partner.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Priyanka: Fascinating to understand importance of women in leadership
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is celebrating the women who helped in drafting the Indian Constitution, and says it has been enlightening to understand the importance of women in leadership.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Despite vaccination drive, people must follow safety measures: Arunachal Guv
Itanagar, Jan 26 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Dr) B. D. Mishra (Retd) on Tuesday urged the people to maintain the Covid-19 safety measures despite the vaccination drive.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
UP to get its first sports university in Meerut
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will soon have its first sports university in Meerut after the state cabinet approved the State Sports University Bill 2021 draft. The university will aim at providing best infrastructure practices and services to athletes.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
HC seeks response on personal bond sought by DM from Sitapur farmers
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan 26 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to clarify under what circumstances an exorbitant amount of personal bond and sureties have been sought from Sitapur farmers.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kim Kardashian flaunts her curves in all-black ensemble
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian flaunts a tiny waist in an all black ensemble on social media. 
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Rahul denounces violence, demands withdrawal of farm laws
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) After clashes broke out between the agitating farmers and the police in Delhi during the tractor march, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday denounced the violence.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Merck stops development of two potential Covid-19 vaccines
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co announced that it is discontinuing development of its Covid-19 vaccine candidates -- V590 and V591 -- after they failed to generate immune responses as compared to a natural infection or existing vaccines in the early trial.
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Steps to resolve Naga issue not yet fructified: Nagaland Guv
Kohima, Jan 26 (IANS) Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi on Tuesday said that the Centre's several political initiatives to resolve the Naga issue could not be fructified in the last 24 years due to the unrealistic intransigence of some people who are unwilling to forsake the politics by gun.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Canadian Sikh MP Ramesh Sangha out of Trudeau's party
Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Ramesh Sangha, the Sikh MP from the Toronto area, has been thrown out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party for criticizing fellow MP Navdeep Bains, who recently resigned as the countrys industry minister to spend more time with his family.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Vax visa: Global protocol in works to reopen international travel (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Global parlays on additional safety measures required for reopening of international flight operations are underway.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
After violent clashes with police, farmers swarm Red Fort
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In unexpected developments, hundreds of protesting farmers swarmed the historic Red Fort on Tuesday as their 'Kisan Gantantra Parade' turned violent at several places in the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Akshay Kumar launches mobile game FAU-G on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday took to social media to announce the launch of the mobile action game Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G) on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RBI proposals to restrict land financing by NBFCs: Report
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Reserve Bank's proposals on restricting specific real estate funding by NBFCs will significantly affect land financing by them, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a report.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Make in India boost, oil cess may be halved
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The government may give a 'Make in India' push to oil and gas explorers, as it is considering a proposal to almost halve cess on domestic crude oil to encourage exploration activity and allow Covid-hit oil producers to protect their margins.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab CM kicks off Rs 213 crore projects for Patiala
Patiala, Jan 26 (IANS) Augmenting his government's efforts to ensure the holistic development of the state and to harness its optimum tourism potential, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday virtually kicked off a slew of development projects worth Rs 213.37 crore as a gift to the residents of Patiala heritage city on the 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Farmers' tractor rally: Gurugram police block NH-48 near NSG campus
Gurugram, Jan 26 (IANS) In view of the farmers' tractor rally, the Gurugram Police erected concrete barriers and containers on both sides of the Delhi-Jaipur expressway (NH-48) near the NSG campus to stop the farmers from entering the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Demi Lovato bags a comedy series about food issues
Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato will star in a comedy series, which is about friends with food issues. 
2021-01-26
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Various Delhi Metro stations shut as farmers turn rogue
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday closed the entry and exit gates of various metro stations on the yellow, green, violet and blue lines in wake of the farmers' tractor rally running amok in the heart of the national capital.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National
Farmers' tractor rally turns violent near ITO, police resort to lathi charge (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Dramatic scenes were witnessed on Tuesday after the agitating farmers clashed with the Delhi Police near ITO intersection in central Delhi, with the police firing the tear gas shells and resorting to lathi charge to disperse the farmers.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashwin, Sundar, Kuldeep may be India's spinners for 1st Test vs Eng
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In December 2016, when England last travelled to India for a Test series, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin combined to capture 54 of the 93 English wickets to fall as the team romped to a 4-0 series win in the five-Test series.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Maintain peace, don't take law in your hands: Delhi Police to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the farmers' protest turned violent and thousands of agitators entered the national capital, the Delhi Police appealed to them to maintain peace.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farmers throng ITO, try to move to Rajpath amid tear-gas shells
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers riding tractors thronged the ITO area in New Delhi after breaking through police barricades and faced tear-gas shells fired by police which tried to prevent them from moving towards India Gate and Rajpath in central Delhi.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's youngest state becoming strongest: Telangana Guv
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) India's youngest state Telangana, with new schemes, new initiatives, innovations and a successful record, is emerging as the country's strongest state, said Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan.
2021-01-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics