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DoT gave many warnings to e-commerce firms on selling mobile signal boosters
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications had repeatedly warned e-commerce companies in 2016 and 2019 for sale of unauthorised mobile signal boosters and illegal facilitation.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 77% polling in Mizoram Assembly bypoll till 5 pm
Aizawl, April 17 (IANS) As balloting continues in the bypoll to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram on Saturday, over 77 per cent voter turnout was reported till 5 p.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Delhi staring at shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The situation in the national capital is critical as the daily Covid-19 cases reached 24k on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Near empty roads as national capital enters weekend curfew mode
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on Saturday with only vehicles linked to providing essential services plying on the roads as the first day of the weekend curfew set in in Delhi amid rising Covid scare.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prepare now for a third Covid-wave: Thackeray to India Inc
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Warning of a possible "third wave of Covid-19", Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appealed to India Inc. to make all-out preparations to counter it right now and ensure it doesn't hit the state's industry and economy.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Qatar wants everyone at 2022 FIFA World Cup vaccinated
Cairo, April 17 (IANS) Qatar is aiming to ensure that everyone attending next year's football World Cup in the country is vaccinated against the coronavirus.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Pacer Sams joins RCB after negative report
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Australia pace bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams has joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp following negative reports for Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed on Sunday
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will remain closed for vehicular traffic on Sunday in view of the inclement weather and landslides triggered by incessant rain, said the state traffic police.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
DC's Nortje raring to go against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a demoralising loss against Rajasthan Royals that saw their bowlers hand away the match from a position of strength, Delhi Capitals (DC) are likely to feature South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje in their match against Punjab Kings on Sunday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
DC's Nortje raring to go against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a demoralising loss against Rajasthan Royals that saw their bowlers hand away the match from a position of strength, Delhi Capitals (DC) are likely to feature South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje in their match against Punjab Kings on Sunday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rahul Dev is a David Fincher fan
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Rahul Dev loves the works of Hollywood maverick David Fincher, who is known for his stylish dark thrillers and, back home, counts "Kahaani", "Special 26", "Talaash" and "Andhadhun" among his favourite mystery movies.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi likely to face water shortage for a week: DJB
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Water supply in several parts of the national capital, including areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi are likely to face water shortage from Saturday evening, the Delhi Jal Board said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Short film 'Live Your Fairytale' stars slum kids and has no professional actors
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) A new short film, titled "Live Your Fairytale", features no professional actors, and captures the experience of five slum children who dine in a restaurant for the first time in life. The film by Arsala Qureishi and Jas Sagu had a YouTube premiere on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nation paying heavy price for thoughtlessness of govt to tackle gravest disaster: CWC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) in a statement has said that the nation is paying a very heavy price for the thoughtlessness and unpreparedness of the NDA government to tackle the gravest disaster.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cyber-attack on UK varsity affects Teams, Zoom learning
London, April 17 (IANS) As most of the students are dependent on online learning and video-conferencing apps due to the pandemic, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has suffered a cyber-attack that has eventually disrupted its online learning.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Haryana restricts office attendance to 50%
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) To contain the coronavirus spread, the Haryana government on Saturday restricted the physical attendance in its offices to 50 per cent. Also, the entry of outsiders to the offices is curtailed.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Woman hurt in CRPF firing in J&K after driver jumps checkpost
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) A woman was injured after a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party fired at a vehicle on Saturday after the vehicle hit a policeman and jumped the checkpost in J&K's Awantipora area.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
In two rallies at Bengal, Modi launches sharp attack on Mamata
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Trinamool Congress supremo has an old habit of doing politics with dead bodies and she is trying to do the same with the unfortunate death of five people at Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar on April 10.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Majority of ICF's eligible employees vaccinated, to work with 50% staff (Ld)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Only a few employees who are more than 45 years of age are reluctant to take the Covid-19 vaccination while a majority have gone for it, said a senior official with the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Beat Covid 2.0 blues with IPL, OTT streaming at home
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic grips India, millions of people have once again gone back to the remote working mode as many companies have halted the back-to-office initiatives.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CPI-M asks PM to reign in V. Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the CPI-M on Saturday sought the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister and the national leadership of the BJP to reign in Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan for his curt remarks and frequent attacks on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UP not to shut industrial units during weekend lockdown: CM
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued several instructions including to keep the industrial units operational during the curfew which would be imposed in the state from 8 p.m. from Saturday in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
6kg gold worth Rs 2.9 cr seized by Chennai Air Customs
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Chennai Air Customs on Saturday said it had seized six kg gold concealed in an Air India flight from Dubai.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tirupati by-poll being conducted peacefully: Andhra CEO
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) K. Vijayanand on Saturday said the high octane Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll currently underway is happening without any scope for violations.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arshi Khan worries about protesting farmers amid Covid spike
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" housemate and actress Arshi Khan says with the rise in Covid-19 cases, she is concerned about the farmers who continue protesting against the government.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP, Trinamool spar over Mamata's purported audio clip
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) On the day of the fifth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal, a purported audio clip of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released by the IT cell of the BJP triggered a major war of words with both the Trinamool Congress and the saffron party appealing to the Election Commission to take action against the other.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Unmukt Chand appeals for help for Covid-stricken mother, uncle
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi cricketer Unmukt Chand on Saturday posted an appeal on Twitter urging his followers to provide leads for procuring life-saving drug for Covid-19, Remdesevir.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vivo takes lead in China for 1st time after Huawei's decline
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After Huaweis decline, smartphone brand Vivo has risen to the top spot in China, surpassing its nearest competitor OPPO due to a consumer friendly product line-up.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Abhishek Nigam: My dog 'Wasooli' the best thing to happen to us last year
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Nigam says his pet dog helped him retain sanity during lockdown. The dog Wasooli is a shih-tzu, and Abhishek brought him home last year, just before the pandemic set in.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi Congress to collect plasma from party workers to help Covid patients
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar on Saturday said that the party will collect plasma from its workers to help the coronavirus patients in need.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Microsoft Remote Desktop for macOS updated with M1 chip support
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) With an aim to allows users to access their computer through another device remotely, Microsoft has updated its Remote Desktop client for macOS.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Star India bags Pro Kabaddi media rights for five seasons
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Star India has bagged the media rights for five seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) between 2021 and 2025 following an online auction on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Piyush Goyal hits back at Maha govt over oxygen supply
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday hit back on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for playing politics over availability of oxygen in the state. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Maharashtra has so far received the highest quantity of oxygen in the country.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After demoralising losses DC, PBKS look for a win (Preview: Match 11)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a disheartening loss against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals (DC) would look to get back on track against a Punjab Kings (PBKS) side that is coming off a demoralising loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
After India, Brazil targets upcoming WhatsApp privacy update
Brasilia/New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After facing an intense scrutiny in India over its upcoming privacy update, consumer protection agencies in Brazil have now asked the government to act on the May 15 privacy update that will allow Facebook to aggregate users' data across all of its platforms.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Brazil,Science/Tech,Technology
Documentary on Punjab's fort built in sixth century
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) With a view to inspire the younger generation about the glorious historical and cultural heritage of Punjab, senior Advisor to Chief Minister Lt Gen (retd) T.S. Shergill on Saturday virtually released documentary 'The Bathinda Fort' amidst the presence of its Director Harpreet Sandhu.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Alfred Molina confirms return as Doctor Octopus in new 'Spider-Man' film
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Alfred Molina has confirmed that he will return to the "Spider-Man" franchise after 17 years. Molina will be seen in the upcoming "Spider-Man: No Way Home", reprising his iconic role of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIa files charge sheet against 7 members of BKI in Jammu narco-terror case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that it has filed a charge sheet against seven narco-smugglers associated with the banned terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in connection with its probe into the Jammu narco-terrorism case.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Global Covid numbers up as cases rise in India, Turkey and Brazil: Greed and Fear report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Covid cases are now rising again on a global basis which was not the case as recently as late February and this pick up is mainly due to India, Turkey and Brazil, according to Christopher Wood of Jefferies.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu to remain in AIIMS Delhi for treatment
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Despite the Jharkhand High Court granting bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, he will remain in AIIMS Delhi until he recovers fully.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Covid surge: Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah closed till April 30
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The management of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah has decided to close the dargah for devotees till April 30 in view of the unprecedented rise in Covid cases in the the national capital. During this period, devotees will neither be allowed to chant at the dargah nor enter inside the tomb.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
When people thought Big B had lost his eyesight!
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan uploaded a throwback picture on Saturday, striking retro swagger in sunglasses. He recalled those were the days when wearing glasses like the ones he does in the image was not in vogue, and many thought he had lost his eyesight.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Buoyant RCB take on KKR (Preview: Match 10)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) After winning two out of their first two matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to make it three out of three when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB) in their next encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday afternoon.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
30% polling in Gujarat's Morva-Hadaf by-polls till 2 p.m.
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) As voting continues in the Morva-Hadaf Assembly constituency by-polls in Panchmahals district, around a 30 per cent voter turnout was reported till 2 p.m. The by-poll is witnessing a three-way fight between the BJP, the Congress and an Independent for the seat reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Padma Shri actor Vivekh passes away. TN to accord police honours (afternoon ld)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
'Jeevan Seva App', a saviour for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Jeevan Seva App -- a mobile application -- is proving to be a saviour in hassle free commute for Covid-19 patients in Delhi as the national capital is passing through the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telugu industry colleagues wish Pawan Kalyan a speedy recovery from Covid
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Wishes have continued pouring in for Telugu star and JanSena Party founder Pawan Kalyan, ever since the party's official Twitter handle announced he had tested Covid positive.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Was forced to name ISRO scientist Narayanan: Maldivian lady
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Two days after the Supreme Court ordered a fresh probe to find out if there was a conspiracy in the 27-year-old ISRO spy case, one of the then 'falsely' implicated Maldivian lady on Saturday revealed that the Kerala police brutally tortured her to say the name of ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Suspected IS terrorists blow up Iraq oil well
Baghdad, April 17 (IANS) Suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists on Saturday blew up an oil well in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, police said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Sonu Sood tests Covid positive
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood has tested Covid positive. He took to social media to share the news with fans on Saturday, asking them not to worry.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iranian officials jump queue for Covid-19 jabs
Tehran, April 17 (IANS) Some officials in the Iranian city of Abadan pushed their way to the front of a Covid-19 vaccination programme, prompting criticism on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Katrina Kaif tests negative for Covid
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has tested negative for Covid-19. The Bollywood star took to Instagram to share the news with fans on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TDP leaders arrested for blocking bogus voters, alleges Naidu
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged and condemned that police arrested his party leader who tried to block bogus voters in the high octane Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
5 killed in B'desh police firing in Chinese joint venture
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) At least five workers in a Chinese joint venture coal-fired power plant were killed in police firing in Banshkhali of Bangladesh's Chittagong region on Saturday, the police said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Second Covid wave to disrupt fabric demand: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The second wave of Covid-19 resurgence can potentially disrupt fabric demand, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Covid does not infect brain but still inflicts damage'
New York, April 17 (IANS) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, a new study suggests.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia sends warships for manoeuvres amid Ukraine tension
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Amid renewed tension in eastern Ukraine, Russia has sent 15 warships to the Black Sea for a manoeuvre, which passed through the Kerch Strait on the Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, the Navy said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Barca president 'convinced' Messi will remain at Camp Nou
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Barcelona president Joan Laporta is "convinced" Lionel Messi will sign a new contract to stay with the La Liga giants.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav gets bail, may walk out of prison soon
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to walk out of prison soon. The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted him bail in connection with withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury, in connection with a case linked to the multi-crore fodder scam.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
6 female climbers reach atop Mt. Annapurna
Katmandu, April 17 (IANS) Six Nepali women have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna creating a record feat on the 8,091-metre tall peak, the Himalayan nation's Department of Tourism and an expedition organising company said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Asia,Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rajini, Kamal, Mohanlal and many others mourn Vivekh's demise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Celebrities across the Indian film industry took to social media to mourn the death of Padma Shri recipient Tamil actor and comedian Vivekanandan, also known as Vivekh, who passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
West Godavari Collector transferred, posted as Andhra CM's Additional Secy
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday transferred West Godavari District Collector Mutyala Raju Revu and posted him as the Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NCB arrests 2 including a Pakistani with 20.5 kg heroine
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Coming down hard on the narco smugglers, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday said that it has arrested two people including one Pakistani national in a joint operation with the Border Security Force (BSF) and recovered 20.57 kg of heroine.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajini, Kamal, Mohanlal and many others mourn Vivek's demise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Celebrities across the Indian film industry took to social media to mourn the death of Padma Shri recipient Tamil actor and comedian Vivekanandan, also known as Vivekh, who passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Minister, more UP officials test positive for Covid-19 amid surge
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in Uttar Pradesh with more than 5,000 new cases being reported every day. Sugarcane Development Minister Suresh Rana and Additional Chief Secretary of the Information Department, Navneet Sehgal, have also tested positive for Covid-19. Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash has also been infected with the virus.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women's hockey core group probables back in national camp
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The 25-member women's hockey core group of probables for the Tokyo Olympics will return to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre at Bengaluru for the national coaching camp after a 10-day break. The group will report on April 18 and undergo mandatory quarantine before commencing their preparations for the quadrennial games.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Ex-Peru Prez barred from politics over early jab
Lima, April 17 (IANS) Peru's former President Martin Vizcarra has been banned from holding a public office for 10 years because he was vaccinated against coronavirus last year before he was eligible.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Majority of ICF, Chennai employees aged more than 45 get the jab
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Only a few employees who are more than 45 years of age are reluctant to take the Covid-19 vaccination while a majority have gone for it, said a senior official with the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India's 10 states report 86% deaths; Maha, Delhi on top
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indias 10 states on Saturday accounted for 85.83 per cent of the new deaths in which Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh reported more than half of the total number registered in the last 24 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Man,30, found dead in rented accommodation in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was on Saturday found dead at his rented accommodation in Gurugram's Sheetla colony area.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Philip to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle
London, April 17 (IANS) Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will be laid to rest at Windsor Palace on Saturday in what will be a small family affair due to Covid-19 restrictions.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World Youth Boxing: Baby Chanu joins six others in quarters
Kielce (Poland), April 17 (IANS) Living up to her reputation, 2019 Asian Youth champion Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) defeated Diana Gorisnaja of Estonia to advance to the quarter-finals on Day 4 of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Railways to fine Rs 500 for not wearing face masks in rail premises, trains
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid cases across the country, Indian Railways on Saturday said that it will impose a fine of up to Rs 500 on the passengers for not wearing face masks in the railway premises or during the travel in trains, for a period of six months.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Peru's Castillo, Fujimori to face off in Prez runoff
Lima, April 17 (IANS) Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori will face off in a runoff scheduled for June 6, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Striking taxi drivers demands unreasonable: Goa tourism body
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) The tourism and travel industry in Goa have criticised taxi drivers in the state, who have been on strike for more than 10 days, demanding scrapping of an online app-based cab aggregator service.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
CBI arrests Jammu sanitary supervisor in graft case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said that it has arrested Shehzadi Gill, a Sanitary Supervisor of Jammu Municipal Corporation in connection with a graft case.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus woman's death linked to AstraZeneca vax
Canberra, April 17 (IANS) The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia's medical regulator, has ruled that a 48-year-old woman's death due to blood clotting was a side effect of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
No major trading partner manipulates currency: US Treasury
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said that no major trading partner of Washington meets the criteria as a currency manipulator, but Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan will be under enhanced monitoring for their currency practices.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung patents Galaxy Z Flip's design with dual punch-hole camera
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly developing a Galaxy Z Flip-type smartphone that can be folded in two directions -- inwards and outwards, eliminating the need for a larger cover display.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Had I adapted a bit earlier, things would have been different: Ankita Raina
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina conceded after her loss to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the Billie Jean King Cup World Group play-off match that had she adapted to the Latvian world No. 52's game a bit earlier, "things would probably have been a bit different".
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
17.3% voting percentage recorded by 11 a.m. in Tirupati by-poll
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) As much as 17.3 per cent polling has been recorded in the high stakes Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll on Saturday by 11 a.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Edward Snowden's NFT artwork sells for over $5.4 mn
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) An NFT (non-fungible token) artwork by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been sold for more than $5.4 million.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Despite a year to prepare, govt caught off guard: Sonia
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that Covid-19 pandemic is a national challenge that should be kept above party politics but after a year the government is caught off guard.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Raul Castro retires as head of Cuban communist party
Havana, April 17 (IANS) Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), has announced his retirement as the head of the party.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
90% patients in home isolation: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said over 90 per cent of the Covid patients are under home isolation in the state.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Smooth polling in Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll, 31% voting by 11 a.m.
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Polling is progressing smoothly in the bypoll for Nagarjunasagar Assembly constituency, on Saturday. Polling officials said that 31 per cent of votes were cast by 11 a.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Canadian Medical Association urges national approach against Covid
Ottawa, April 17 (IANS) The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has urged the government to take unprecedented measures to stem the Covid-19 spread across the country amid a surge of fresh cases.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
FICCI writes to 25 CMs on Covid management, urges to avoid lockdown
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Industry body FICCI has written to Chief Ministers of 25 states urging them to avoid imposing partial or total lockdown in the wake of fresh surge in Covid cases.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab CM expresses grief over killings in US
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed shock at a mass shooting incident at a FedEx facility in the US that killed eight people, including four Sikhs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Portugal resumes flights to Brazil, UK
Lisbon, April 17 (IANS) The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration has announced the resumption of flights from or to Brazil and the UK, reaffirming that only essential trips are authorised.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Copper is the new oil
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The 2020s are expected to be the strongest phase of volume growth in global copper demand in history, as per Goldman Sachs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Finally global investors head to India's northeast
New Delhi, April 17: After Japan, Indias northeastern states have caught the attention of domestic and foreign investors. A few Korean investors led by the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have already begun touring Sikkim to identify concrete investment opportunities.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sri Lankans file over a dozen cases against China-backed Colombo Port City
New Delhi, April 17: Sri Lankan opposition parties along with numerous civil society groups have filed several petitions before the Supreme Court against a controversial legislation related to the Chinese-backed Sri Lankan Port City.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Correction an opportunity to add cyclicals: MOFSL
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Market correction due to Covid resurgence is an opportunity to add cyclical stocks said Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Operating margins of sugar companies expected to moderate in FY22: ICRA
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The operating margins of sugar companies are likely to moderate in FY22 due to higher production cost and reduced export subsidy, ratings agency ICRA said in a statement.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's vaccination coverage nears 12 cr, 30 lakh doses in 24 hrs
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country touched 12 crore on Saturday as part of the world's largest inoculation drive with over 30 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours, as per data by the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Crude to be around $60 a barrel in 2021
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Global crude oil prices are expected to be in the range of $60 a barrel over the long term period as OPEC+ decision to cap supply until demand recovers and the pandemic continuing to keep a check on consumption.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa bans export of oxygen cylinders to other states
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday banned the export of oxygen cylinders outside the state because of an increase in the requirement of the same to treat the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, said state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP seeks probe into Sitalkuchi violence audio clip row
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday sought a thorough enquiry into the purported audio clip between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress candidate Partha Pratim Roy on Sitalkuchi violence.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyamani Raj's husband encouraged her to act on OTT platforms
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Priyamani Raj, who stars as Sakshi in the series "His Storyy", says that it was her husband who encouraged her to do shows on OTT platforms.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juhi Chawla's lockdown mantra: Spread cheer on the phone
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Saturday took to social media to suggest a positive way in which one could make others happy, during these tough times that force people to stay at home.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myanmar military using NE rebels to attack refugees
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Myanmar military commanders posted along the borders of northeast India are using separatist rebels from the region to attack refugees fleeing the Pagoda Nation after the February 1 coup.
2021-04-17
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Seerat Kapoor on B'wood debut: Telugu audience knows I'll never leave them
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Telugu star Seerat Kapoor will soon make her Hindi debut in the upcoming film "Maarich". The Mumbai-based-actress insists joining Hindi films does not mean shifting focus from Tollywood.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UNSC calls for negotiated settlement of Yemen crisis
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has called on parties to the Yemen conflict to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire and a political settlement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
EU intends to approve member states' recovery plans by summer
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Commission intends to approve the European Union's (EU) member states' recovery and resilience plans by summer and then begin to disburse funds from the Recovery and Resilience Facility accordingly, a top official said here.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
UNSC extends ban on illicit oil export from Libya
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products from Libya, till July 30, 2022.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 killed in Nigeria Boko Haram attack
Abuja, April 17 (IANS) Eighteen people were killed and 21 others injured when members of the Boko Haram terror group attacked Nigeria's northeastern town of Damasak earlier this week, wreaking havoc in the area, a top official said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
41 people dead in shipwreck off Tunisia: UN
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) A shipwreck off the coast of southeast Tunisia killed at least 41 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Govt notifies Rs 6k cr PLI scheme for AC, LED light manufacturing
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods -- air conditioners and LED lights, with a budgetary outlay of Rs 6,238 crore.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Double mutant now most prevalent variant in India: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Among all the mutant Covid-19 variants in India, the double mutated virus, B.1.617, is becoming the most prevalent, according to genome sequencing data submitted by Indian scientists to a global database.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt slashes Remdesivir MRP by half, with retro-effect (IANS IMPACT)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Spelling huge relief for lakhs of Covid-19 patients, the government has slashed the prices of the 'life-saver' Remdesivir injection by nearly 50 per cent, to MRP Rs 2,450 per injection now, according to official sources.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra receives 6 lakh more doses of Covid vaccine
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday received 6 lakh additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab & Haryana HC Chief Justice tests Covid positive
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has tested positive for Covid-19, it was announced.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Portugal announces post-pandemic recovery plan
Lisbon, April 17 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced a Recovery and Resilience Plan with 16 billion euros ($19 billion) of European Union funds to reactivate the economy after the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Ajeeb Daastaans: Take the sloppy with the smooth (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Ajeeb Daastaans (film on Netflix); Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Armaan Ralhan, Abhishek Banerjee, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Inayat Verma, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Tota Roy Chowdhury; Direction: Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cuban communist party begins 'Congress of Continuity'
Havana, April 17 (IANS) The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) kicked off at Havana's Convention Center, chaired by Raul Castro, first secretary of the PCC's Central Committee, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
21.5-inch iMac supply dwindles in US: Report
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) The 21.5-inch iMac, in both its non-4K and 4K offerings, is experiencing dwindling availability at Apple Stores across the US.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
EU-UK trade plunges after Brexit
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) Trade in goods between the European Union (EU) and the UK has been deeply affected by Brexit, according to figures published by Eurostat, the bloc's statistical office.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lebanese PM-designate backed by Russia in forming Cabinet
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow supports Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in forming a new Cabinet, a statement released by the latter's office said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Funeral and burial ground, it's Modi made disaster: Rahul
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid massive surge in Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the continuing crisis. He alleged that it's a Modi made disaster.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sinha wants high-level enquiry on Mamata 'audio clips'
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has asked for an immediate, high-level and independent enquiry into the 'audio clip' released by the BJP IT cell claiming it contained a phone conversation between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a party candidate.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Angad Bedi on why he avoids showing daughter's face on social media
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Bollywood couple Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia often post pictures of family outings on social media, but so far they have ensured that their two-year-old daughter Mehr's face has never been exposed for th camera. Angad says this is their efforts as parents to protect the child from media scrutiny. However, when she grows up, she is free to be in the limelight if she wants to.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tirupati bypoll: Gurumoorthy, Panabaka Lakshmi cast their votes
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) M. Gurumoorthy and Panabaka Lakshmi, the candidates from YSRCP and TDP respectively, who are in fray in the Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll, voted on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Wearing 2 masks doubles protection against Covid virus
New York, April 17 (IANS) Scientists now report that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Top S.African tourist destination sees spike in domestic travel
Johannesburg, April 17 (IANS) Western Cape province, a top tourist destination in South Africa, witnessed an increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend, as it seeks to attract travellers, the provincial government said in a statement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
England's Covid reproduction number drops slightly
London, April 17 (IANS) England's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, has dropped slightly to between 0.7 and one, the latest official data revealed.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Padma Shri actor Vivekh passes away, political leaders condole
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cheaper internet service 'fully mobile' by 2021 end: Musk
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Elon Musk has said that the new Starlink internet service by SpaceX that will make web access more affordable for people in remote areas worldwide including in India should be fully mobile later this year.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Exporter of vaccine to importer, Priyanka taks dig at govt
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid unprecedented surge in Covid cases, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the government for exporting vaccine without having sufficient stock for the people of the country. She said the present dispensation has undone 70 years of efforts.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four Sikhs massacred while at work in US shooting (Ld)
New York, April 17 (IANS) Four Sikhs were massacred at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis when a former employee stormed the complex in the latest of series of mass shootings in the US, according to the Sikh Coalition.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora
Diamond League opener moved to England from Morocco
London, April 17 (IANS) This year's Athletics Diamond League will begin in Gateshead, England on May 23 instead of Morocco's capital city Rabat due to Covid-19 restrictions, the organisers have announced.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Scientists may detect extraterrestrial life in next 5-10 years
New York, April 17 (IANS) The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched this October, could feasibly detect ammonia around six gas dwarf planets after just a few orbits, thus detecting a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Delhi CM urges citizens to follow weekend curfew
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Hours after the weekend curfew began in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the citizens to follow the guidelines imposed by the state government to win the war against Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Despite regional influences, Jewish food observes a strict dietary law' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) When a community decreases in numbers, its traditional food becomes a memory and it is to ensure that this memory prevails that award winning author Esther David set out to chronicle the dietary habits of the 5,000-odd Jews residing in five areas of the country ? down from a peak of about 30,000 in the 1940s ? discovering that despite 2,000 years having passed since the community first arrived in India, their food might have imbibed regional influences but observes a strict dietary law to this day.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Erdogan, NATO chief discuss regional issues
Ankara, April 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg discussed a series of regional issues during a phone conversation, the presidential office here announced.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
T'gana's daily Covid count jumps to record of 4,446
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Telangana continues to record successively higher daily Covid tallies with each passing day, and on Saturday, the state registered 4,446 new cases and 12 deaths.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Revived by AI, Ajanta cave painting's 'future-leap' on Svalbard Isle
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) When India was grappling with the Covid-19 crest in mid-2020, an ancient treasure of Maharashtra was quietly catapulted into the 'future world history', but the epochal event went virtually unnoticed in the country.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Why Rannvijay Singha never bothers about his position in industry
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Rannvijay Singha never bothers about what position he enjoys in the industry, as long as he can provide for his family.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJK Cup: Raina, Thandi lose, India 0-2 down against Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina and young Karman Kaur Thandi lost their opening matches in the Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova, respectively to begin their campaign on a disappointing note.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Polling underway in Rajasthan for 3 assembly seats
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Over 7.45 lakh voters, including Covid infected, will use their right to vote during the bypolls being held in Rajasthan on Saturday for three seats namely Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh. The Covid infected voters are being allowed to vote wearing PPE kits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., said Chief Election Officer Praveen Gupta.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
European Commission supports digital euro project
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Commission is backing the digital euro project proposed by the European Central Bank (ECB), European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Indian-origin scientist spots genes that fight Covid infection
New York, April 17 (IANS) A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Biggest spike of 2.34L Covid cases in India, 1,341 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India has reported 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1,45,26,609, according to the Health Ministry data released on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Merkel receives 1st jab of AstraZeneca vax
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she had received her first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
PM appeals for symbolic 'Kumbh Mela' to strengthen fight against Covid
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With reports of huge number of Covid positive cases from 'Kumbh Mela' area in Haridwar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to observe the event "symbolic" to strengthen fight against the deadly virus.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Tesla settles with ex-engineer accused of stealing trade secrets
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Tesla has settled an old case with former engineer Cao Guangzhi after the electric car maker accused him of stealing trade secrets, the media reported.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Playing music as new method for treatment of Afghan drug addicts
Kabul, April 17 (IANS) Hundreds of drug addicts have recovered in the Jaghara Treatment Centre in Afghanistan's Herat province since its establishment eight years ago. In addition to giving medicines to the patients, the treatment centre also plays music and arranges a party twice every day.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aditi Rao Hydari: I am dying to go back to theatres
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Aditi Rao Hydrari says while OTT is doing a great job at entertaining the audience, she does miss the big screen.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brown is a good complexion to flaunt, in era of inclusivity
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian showbiz is once again on the global map. "Delhi Crime" and Arjun Mathur won International Emmys, Adarsh Gourav had a BAFTA nomination. His film "The White Tiger" went to the BAFTAs, too, and is in contention at the Oscars. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone hit the Hollywood highway. Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for 2nd consecutive day
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
16.27% polling recorded in first 2 hrs in Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Brisk polling much on the line of the other phases was recorded in the fifth phase of polling in West Bengal where 45 constituencies across six districts including Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Aklimpong, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and East Burdwan are going for the polls on Saturday. Altogether 1,13,73,307 voters will exercise their franchise in 15,789 polling stations spread across six districts.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tirupati LS by-poll starts off on smooth note
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) Polling for the high-octane Scheduled Castes-reserved Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll started off on a smooth note on Saturday, an official in the Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer's (CEO) office confirmed.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I had tears when Zak sir called my name: MI's Yudhvir Charak
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians pace bowler Yudhvir Singh Charak says he had tears flowing down his cheeks the moment bowling head coach Zaheer Khan "raised the paddle" after his name was called during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on February 18 this year.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kane's double salvages a draw for Tottenham
London, April 17 (IANS) Harry Kane twice punished hapless Everton defence as Tottenham salvaged a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park on Friday, though it does little good for their dwindling top-four hopes.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
iPhone game for kids secretly turns into casino
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) App developer Kosta Eleftheriou has found that an iPhone app posed as a children's game secretly turned into a cryptocurrency-funded casino in Turkey.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oversight Board delays decision on Trump's FB ban
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board has announced to delay its decision on former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram that will now arrive "in the coming weeks".
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Beat the heat with these refreshing cocktails
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) As the country goes back into lockdown, beat the blues and the summer heat by sipping on some delicious home made cocktails. One would think, summer is all about sunshine, tan lines, tall drinks, and if you're lucky, a vacation or two, but as we stay home to stay safe, keep the spirits high by experimenting at your home bar.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Exploring America's history through postal stamp exhibitions
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Virtual mini-exhibitions that explore America's history through the unique lens of postal history and stamps are currently online for view on the website of Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. The exhibits present holistic details on themes like colonial times, American sports, influential female figures, native American communities, American art, Christmas-inspired postcards and more.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Superfoods for a tension-free thyroid
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) The Thyroid hormone is essential for normal development, differentiation and metabolic balance. It is well established that your thyroid hormone status correlates with your body weight and energy expenditure. Derangements in this mechanism can result in conditions like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroiditis where one can experience several health concerns like hair fall/balding, constipation, weight gain/weight loss, irregular menstrual cycles, fatigue, sluggishness etc, says Dr. Sharanya Srinivas Shastry, a dietitian at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Koramangala Bangalore.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Meera Jasmine returns after hiatus in Sathyan Anthikadu film
Kochi, April 17 (IANS) After almost a five year hiatus hugely popular actress Meera Jasmine is all set to don the greasepaint in the film of master story teller- Sathyan Anthikadu.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
How 'adultism' affects a child's inner self and growth
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) "You are not old enough to understand" is a phrase likely to ring a bell for millions of adults, adolescents and children across India. While the dismissive statement may seem innocuous at first, a deeper dive into the almost universally accepted, yet largely unspoken, belief uncovers a major daily hurdle faced by children today, called 'adultism, believes Sakshi, a rights-based NGO.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
WH walks back from keeping Trump's refugee cap
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The White House has walked back from keeping the current cap of 15,000 annual refugee admissions set by former President Donald Trump, hours after the decision evoked widespread backlash from Democratic lawmakers and civic groups.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
What is Hardballing?
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Finally, a dating trend most women can get on board with! What is 'hardballing' you ask? The term means "dating like a CEO" and not wasting time on people that cant give you what you are looking for.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Audience interaction with IPL has changed 'tremendously': Samir Kochhar
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Samir Kochhar, 'Sacred Games' actor and Indian Premier League (IPL) host, says that audience interaction with the popular cricket series has changed "tremendously" ever since its debut in 2008. Not just in terms of digital broadcast options and advent of formats like fantasy sport and interactive quiz shows, but "even the sheer number of people who have started following cricket, has really increased since the inception of this tournament", Kochhar tells IANSlife.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rain, snow lashe valley, Ladakh; improvement likely from Monday
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Moderate rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast improvement in weather from Monday onwards.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
LG, GM to build $2.3B EV battery factory in US
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd said on Saturday its joint venture with American automaker General Motors Corp. will build a $2.3 billion electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Tennessee in the US.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Rublev stuns Nadal in Monte Carlo; Evans backs up Djokovic win
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was dumped out of the Monte Carlo Masters as Andrey Rublev completed a superb 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory in their quarter-final clash.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
By-polls to three seats in Karnataka begin amid Covid scare
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Amid exponential spurt in Covid cases, by-polls for a Lok Sabha seat in Belgaum and two assembly constituencies of Basavakalyan and Maski, are underway in Karnataka on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National
With Quad at its strongest, US-Japan pledge to work with India on free Indo-Pacific
New York, April 17 (IANS) Declaring that the Quad "has never been stronger", the US and Japan have reiterated their commitment to work with India and Australia to build a free and "thriving" Indo-Pacific where, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga warned the "security environment has become increasingly severe".
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Srinagar's S.M.H.S. hospital shuts OPDs after Covid surge
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Following the alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, Srinagar's main hospital, S.M.H.S. hospital decided to close its out patients departments (OPDs) from Saturday onwards.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Polling underway for Telangana's Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Voting for Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll in Telangana began on Saturday morning amid tight security.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tamil movie comedian Vivekh dead
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6mn
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 139.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No weekend lockdown in Haryana, says govt
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Haryana, the state government has clarified that there would be no weekend lockdown.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India, Kyrgyzstan special forces start 2-week counter-terror drills
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The special forces of India and Kyrgyzstan have started a two-week military exercise in Bishkek with a focus on counter-terror drills.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
IAF to reorient itself for future challenges
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to reorient itself for future challenges across all threat domains and prepare a roadmap for effective utilisation of assets and future inductions, officials said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Regulation of insolvent firms' shares still remains a dilemma
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) evolves at a fast pace, a hard nut to crack for the market regulator has come up with regulations in terms of trading in the shares of companies going through resolution under IBC.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How Hiroyuki Sanada prepared for Scorpion role in 'Mortal Kombat'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Scorpion in the upcoming action thriller "Mortal Kombat", says that he did extensive research for the character once he came on board.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
What has happened to basic cricket intelligence? (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced with a flourish. Cricket has become the entertainment in this scary, dreary and home-bound alternative that one is facing due to Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
24 more Hefazat supporters held for massacre in B'desh
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Twenty-four more people have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the massacre by the militants of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam. So far, 54 cases have been filed and 261 militants have been arrested over the violence.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann on being married to comedians
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Hollywood actresses Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann have opened up about being married to funnymen. While Fisher's husband is comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Mann is married to comedian-filmmaker Judd Apatow.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal gears up for 5th phase of polling
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Amid steep rise of Covid infection, the state gears up for the fifth phase of polling where 45 assembly constituencies across 6 districts will go for the polls on Saturday. The election commission is extremely cautious after Sitalkuchi incident where four persons were killed in the firing of the central forces and has made a huge security arrangement for the fifth round of election.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to build moon lander
New York, April 17 (IANS) NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon, the US space agency said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Four Sikhs killed in latest US mass shooting
New York, April 17 (IANS) At least four Sikhs have been killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx company facility in Indianapolis by a 19-year-old former employee, according to the Sikh Coalition.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia to expel US diplomats, puts officials on no-entry list
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Moscow plans to expel 10 diplomats from the US and ban several high-ranking officials from entering Russia, in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Washington this week.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Merkel receives first jab of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel received on Friday her first dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, she announced via government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Global Covid infection rate approaching highest: WHO
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid cases surpass 1.1 million
Ottawa, April 17 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 1,100,000 as of Friday, with the total hitting 1,103,067, including 22,532 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Census' begins to identify indigenous Assamese Muslims
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A Muslim organisation -- Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad, Assam (JSPA) -- launched an online census of Assamese indigenous Muslims to differentiate them from the 'migrant Muslims'.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BCCI assured of visas to Pak team, media for T20 World Cup
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has got the approval for visas for the Pakistan cricket team as well as the media for the upcoming T20 World Cup that will be held in India in October-December, it was announced at BCCI's Apex Council meeting on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Stage set for Morva-Hadaf bypoll in Gujarat on Sat
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) Amid the huge surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, bypoll to the Morva-Hadaf Assembly constituency (ST) will be held on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
NCB Bengaluru seizes 515 gm banned Amphetamine
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) The Bengaluru zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 515 gm of Amphetamine, a recreational narcotic drug, valued at around Rs 20 lakh from the courier centre at the Bengaluru International Airport.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rescue ops to locate missing fishermen on, 3 bodies recovered
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy recovered the bodies of three missing fishermen from the sea off the coast of Mangaluru in Karnataka on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Active Covid cases cross 1-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) With a record 14,859 new Covid cases in a day, active cases in Karnataka crossed 1-lakh mark, while 78 deaths occurred across the state in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Deepak Chahar's knuckle balls made the difference: Rahul
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper K.L. Rahul called Deepak Chahar's kunckle balls that got a couple of PBKS batsmen and his own run out as the reason behind his team's poor outing with the bat on Friday night against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium here.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain no more
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain, who was a member of the India team which finished fourth at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died on Friday. He was 89.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kumbh Mela might culminate early amid Covid-19 surge
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Niranjan Akhada has announced curtailing the ongoing Kumbh Mela on April 17, almost two weeks ahead of schedule, after several senior BJP leaders in Uttarakhand held discussion with the Akhadas to convince them to end it amid surge in Covid-19 cases and concerns of violation of Covid protocols, a senior party leader said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
DRS is not there to take a chance: Dhoni
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni offered a brief lesson on how to use Decision Review System (DRS) that might come in handy for those struggling to use it well like the current Indian team.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Coimbatore industrial associations take lead to inoculate workers
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Industrial associations in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have taken the lead to vaccinate their employees, with the Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO), which has 5,000 workers in 240 industrial units, seeking to vaccinate those above 45 years of age.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Chahar bags 4 as Chennai thrash Punjab by 6 wkts (Ld)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Seamer Deepak Chahar's four-wicket haul, in which he removed four of the top five Punjab Kings batsmen, powered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a thumping six-wicket win -- their first in this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) -- here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat now sees 8,920 new Covid cases, 94 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) Once again breaking all previous records, Gujarat on Friday saw 8,920 new Covid cases, taking its tally to 3,84,688, while the death toll climbed to 5,170 as 94 more succumbed.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Victory makes Dhoni's 200th match for CSK special
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) MS Dhoni's 200th match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned out to be special as his team put in a commanding performance to thump Punjab Kings by six wickets on Friday night at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rapid rise of Covid 2.0 means it will be less protracted: Report
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The rapid spread of the second wave of Covid-19 in India means that it will be less protracted too with 40 per cent of Indias population estimated to develop antibodies by end April.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru hoteliers demand exemptions to cut their losses
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) In the wake of an exponential spurt in Covid cases that has resulted in enforcement of night curfew, the Bruhat Bengaluru Hoteliers Association (BBHA) demanded the Karnataka government provide them exemption on property tax, electricity bills, and excise license fees to help them survive during the second year of the pandemic.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Jagan writes to PM demanding 60L more Covid vaccines
Amaravati/New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting 60 lakh more Coronavirus vaccines doses.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
1,919 new cases push Gurugram's Covid tally to 76,775
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) Gurugram recorded 1,919 new Covid-19 cases, the district's highest single day spike, on Friday while two people succumbed to the infection taking the total toll to 374, officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Pakistan defeat South Africa to win T20I series 3-1
Centurion, April 16 (IANS) A quick-fire 60 by Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Nawaz's flourish (25*) towards the end helped Pakistan win the fourth and final T20I against host South Africa by three wickets and clinch the series 3-1 here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka buying 84K units of remdesivir for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Grappling with the pandemic's second wave, Karnataka has floated a tender to buy 84,000 units of remdesivir to treat Covid patients, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
19-year-old jumps to death in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) A 19-year-old youth in Gurugam allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 3rd floor of a restaurant in Sector-46, at around 3.30 p.m. on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chahar's 4-wicket haul helps CSK get first win of IPL 2021
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Riding on a four-wicket haul by pace bowler Deepak Chahar, Chennai Super Kings defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets to claim their first win in this season's Indian Premier League.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Multi-pronged strategy to transform Hyd into low-carbon city'
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Hyderabad has employed a multi-pronged strategy to transform into a climate resilient and low-carbon city, Mayor Vijayalaxmi Gadwal said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
On BJP's appeal, TRS decides to stay away from GMHC bypoll
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Responding to a request by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Friday decided not to contest the by-election to a division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana too facing shortage of oxygen
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Friday admitted that there is shortage of medical oxygen in the state, and that the government was taking all steps to tide over the problem triggered by the massive Coid-19 surge.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sharmila continues her fast in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Y.S. Sharmila, continued her fast for a second consecutive day on Friday demanding the Telangana government to issue job notifications for the unemployed youth of the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India's forex reserves up by over $4 bn
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $4.344 billion during the week ended April 9.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIUDF candidates return to Assam from Covid-hit Raj
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) After around a week's stay in Rajasthan, the candidates of AIUDF, an ally of the Congress-led 'Mahajot' (grand alliance) in Assam, returned to the northeastern state on Friday following the surge in the number of Covid cases in the Congress ruled desert state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Karnataka bans religious congregations, caps wedding guests
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday issued fresh Covid guidelines in the wake of the exponential spurt in Covid cases, banning all religious gatherings and limiting attendees at political gatherings in open spaces to 200.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Govt expands ambit of ECLGS 2.0, allows SMA-1 borrowers
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Expanding the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) 2.0, the government has said that Special Mention Accounts-1 (SMA) will now be eligible for credit under the scheme.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC made record seizures of over Rs 1,000 cr from poll-bound states/UT
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has made record seizures of cash and goods worth over Rs 1,000 crore for the first time in any Assembly polls, during the March-April polls in four states and a Union Territory.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRH eye stability in batting against MI after early losses (Lead Preview: Match 9)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, while desperately looking for a win.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
No restrictions on inbound tourists: Goa CM (ld)
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ignored requests made by the state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade to impose restrictions on inbound tourists, while urging the administration to crack down on public functions and political rallies which flout social distancing norms.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Set up help-desk, inform people about beds in hospitals: LG to Delhi govt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) People may no longer have to struggle to know the availability of beds for Covid-19 patients in all the government hospitals in the national capital as the Delhi government will soon issue a helpline number for the purpose, a direction in this regard was issued by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid resurge: Bihar govt likely to decide on lockdown in certain pockets
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Amid a resurgence of Corona cases, the Bihar government is likely to impose total lockdown in certain pockets of the state in the next couple of days.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
AWS veteran Teresa Carlson bids adieu during virtual summit
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) The long-time top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive Teresa Carlson made a final keynote appearance at the Public Sector Summit Online this week and introduced her successor Max Peterson.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Private vehicle not a 'public place' as per Sec 43 of NDPS Act: SC
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declared that a private vehicle would not come within the expression of a public place as per the explanation given under the NDPS Act.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shreyas Talpade off to Goa to shoot for his next
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade on Friday travelled to Goa to shoot for his next film "Manu Aur Munni Ki Shaadi".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress seeks nod to make Guj HQ Covid Care Centre
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) Congress' Gujarat chief Amit Chavda has asked Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar for permission to convert the state party headquarters in Ahmedabad into a Covid Care Centre, considering the rising number of patients and the shortage of infrastructural and medicinal facilities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India coach Shastri lauds Deepak Chahar's spell
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Medium pacer Deepak Chahar's four-wicket haul for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday drew praise from India coach Ravi Shastri who acknowledged the pace bowler's ability to use conventional swing to take wickets.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
As Citi exits India retail biz, foreign banks, card-companies may explore M&A
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS)
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Industrial activity to continue despite surge: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said despite the rapid surge in Covid cases, industrial activities would run unhindered in the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Williamson getting back to full fitness
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) New Zealand cricket's run-machine Kane Williamson could take his place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team very soon after he posted a video of him at the nets and said he was 'pretty optimistic about being close to full fitness very soon'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
High stakes for BJP, Congress in Karnataka by-polls
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress have high stakes in Karnataka's by-elections in one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats on Saturday amid the Covid-19 scare in the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Driver who stole gold ornaments worth Rs 18 lakh arrested in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) The Bengaluru police on Friday arrested a 38-year-old person for allegedly decamping with a bag containing gold ornaments and a Toyota Innova car in two different cases.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On eve of weekend curfew, Delhi reports near 20K fresh Covid cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A day before the national capital enters the weekend curfew mode, Delhi on Friday reported another single-day high of 19,484 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 141 deaths in the past 24 hours mounted its Covid death toll to 11,793, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCB busts gang cultivating Cannabis in Thane flat
Thane (Maharashtra), April 16 (IANS) In another major achievement, the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) bust a gang cultivating Cannabis inside a 2-BHK flat in Dombivali town in the district, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees 10,031 new Covid cases, TPR nears 15%
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The number of people testing Covid positive in Kerala continues to spike with the test positivity rate on Friday reaching 14.8 per cent.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Man held in Gurugram for disrupting communal harmony
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police arrested a man and his associate for disrupting communal harmony here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deepak Chahar flattens Punjab Kings with 4-wicket haul
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned up a dominating show with the ball in skipper MS Dhoni's 200th match for the franchise as they restricted Punjab Kings (PBKS) to 106 for eight wickets in their 20 overs.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
On eve of Rajasthan bypolls, Pilot unfazed on being 'sidelined'
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) As Rajasthan goes to the by-polls for three seats on Saturday, the absence of former deputy CM of Rajasthan and PCC president Sachin Pilot from campaigning in the desert state has become a much-talked about issue here as the Congress government pooled in all senior leaders for electioneering, except Pilot.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Healthy Monsoon forecast, global cues pushes equities higher (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Forecast of a healthy monsoon season cheered India's key benchmark equity indices which trade in the green during Friday's late afternoon session.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid: Maha cases record new daily high, second highest toll
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Soaring above the 60K range, Maharashtra on Friday recorded a new high of 63,729 infections and the second highest death toll of 398, with the state jumping past the 37-L mark, health officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra records 6K Covid cases, active tally over 35K
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 6,096 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally tally over 9.48 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 35,000-mark to reach 35,592.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Former law minister Ashwani Kumar writes to SC on super-spreader events
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ashwani Kumar has written a letter to Chief Justice of India seeking suo moto intervention to ban political rallies, protest assemblies, religious and festive congregations of more than 50 people until Covid-19 situation is under control.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Xiaomi sells over 30K Mi Mix Fold units in a minute: Report
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold over 30,000 units of its recently launched foldable smartphone Mi Mix Fold in just one minute, as per a report.
2021-04-16
Category: International, China,Technology
Kartik Aaryan won't be another Sushant, warn fans
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Soon after Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions dropped their official statement on social media announcing lead actor Kartik Aaryan's exit from the film on Friday evening, netizens started slamming the production house alleging nepotism.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SEBI penalises 2 brokerages in NSE Co-Location case
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Capital market regulator SEBI has fined brokerage firms, PRB Securities Private Ltd and CPR Capital Services, in the NSE Co-Location matter for violation of norms.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mehbooba backs SPO, says even women aren't spared in 'Naya Kashmir' (Ld)
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Speaking in support of a woman SPO (special police officer), whose services were terminated for allegedly glorifying terrorism, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that the officer has been slapped with UAPA for raising legitimate questions.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
World champ Coleman to miss Tokyo despite reduced ban
Frankfurt, April 16 (IANS) Men's 100 metres world champion Christian Coleman will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after an appeal of a ban failed on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
JSPML divests complete stake in JSIS Oman
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) JSPL on Friday said that its wholly-owned subsidiary Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius) has sold the balance stake in JSIS Oman to Vulcan Steel.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Normal monsoon to usher growth, douse inflation (IANS Insight)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Predictions of a normal monsoon season brightened India's FY22 economic prospects amidst gloom induced by the resurgence of Covid cases.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Goa CM loses a prestige battle and a municipality
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Amid a string of victories in the recently concluded zilla panchayat polls and the first phase of municipal elections across Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's electoral blitz has run into rough weather in his own backyard.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NPPA directs reduction in Remdesivir price
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked manufacturers of Covid drug Remdesivir to implement the revised MRP through a voluntary reduction of prices.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CBI court frames charges against Hooda in AJL plot re-allotment case
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday framed charges against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) plot re-allotment case.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sisodia appointed 'nodal minister' for Covid management
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In view of the alarming situation due to the continued surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Friday given additional charge of 'Nodal Minister' for Covid-19 management.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Be transparent, honest on Covid situation: Guj HC to govt
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court, in its order on the suo moto PIL it filed regarding the current upsurge in the Covid situation, has asked the state government to reach to the public in an honest and transparent manner so as to tackle the crisis the state is facing.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
27 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Buxar test Covid positive
Buxar, April 16 (IANS) Twenty seven students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Buxar tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after tests were conducted in the school premises following a teacher turning Covid positive.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Hanuma Vihari dismissed for 23-ball duck on County debut
Nottingham, April 16 (IANS) India batsman Hanuma Vihari got a duck in his first outing in the County Championship on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Goa may impose restrictions on inbound tourists: Tanavade
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) The steep spike in the number of Covid-19 cases is a "dangerous" trend and the Goa government is likely to place some restrictions on entry of tourists to the coastal state, Goa BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seeks Covid vaccination for 18 yrs and above
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people in the age group of 18 and above, citing exponential rise in Covid cases in the country.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Four held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches (Ld)
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested four persons for allegedly betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in two separate instances, the police said on Friday .
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 hours waiting time in cremation grounds of Patna
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the number of deaths in Bihar, family members of the deceased are waiting two to three hours in cremation grounds to perform the last rites of their loved ones.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National
Govinda back to work after testing Covid negative
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Govinda on Friday announced that he is back to work after testing negative for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil actor Vivek critical, undergoes angioplasty (Ld)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil movie comedy actor and Padma Shri awardee Vivek is in a critical condition and is on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, said a private hospital where he was admitted on Friday morning after showing 'acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Anuja Joshi: 'Hello Mini' started conversation around stalking
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Anuja Joshi, who plays the female protagonist in the web series "Hello Mini", feels through its first two seasons the show has managed to start a conversation around stalking, adding that the upcoming season digs deeper into the issue.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai 'dons' 55-ft-long face-mask on Charlie Chaplin's 132nd birth anniv
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In an unique gesture to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of the legendary comedian, Sir Charles Chaplin, a Mumbai philanthropist unveiled a 55-feet long Covid-19 face-mask, here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bypoll to Mizoram Assembly seat on Saturday
Aizawl, April 16 (IANS) The by-elections to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram would be held on Saturday and the Election Commission has extended the voting period by two hours in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and a holiday for a section of Christians.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Korean Govt-led trade panel meets Sikkim Commerce minister to explore investment avenues
New Delhi, Apr. April 16 (IANS) South Korea is keen on exploring investment opportunities in North Eastern state of Sikkim in multiple sectors including renewable energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, tourism.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With Covid cases surging, EC restricts campaigning in Bengal
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Considering the steep rise of Covid cases in the state, the Election Commission(EC) has restricted all parties from conducting any kind of political rallies, meetings and political gatherings between 7 pm and 10 am during the days of campaign from Friday onwards.
2021-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Armaan Malik: Artistes shouldn't lose their art while looking for numbers
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Friday took a jibe at the latest trend of numbers playing a crucial role in the present-day music scene. He slammed the idea of number of likes or views on a video deciding whether a song was hit or flop.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India had woman President, PM but not Chief Justice, rues SC judge
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice R.F. Nariman on Friday said the country had a woman President and a woman Prime Minister, but unfortunately never a woman Chief Justice, but emphasised that the time for this would not be very far off.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vinesh, Anshu, Divya bag gold medals in Asian wrestling
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India won three gold medals on Friday at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Satyadeep Misra: 'His Storyy' talks of acceptance for a marginalised community
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Satyadeep Mishra, who stars in the series "His Storyy", says the makers of the show want to start a conversation of acceptance for a community that continues to be marginalised.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Dostana 2' row: Dharma Productions officially announce Kartik Aaryan's exit
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions on Friday evening posted an Instagram note to officially announce that actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in the filmmaker's upcoming "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid 2.0 may claim 2,320 lives per day in India by June: Report
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The lethal second wave of Coronavirus will likely claim nearly 1,750-2,320 lives per day in India by the first week of June 2021, if proper steps are not immediately taken to curb its spread, warned a report by the Lancet Covid-19 Commission.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ancient wisdom will help build immunity to beat Covid
New Delhi, April 16: Going beyond precautions and vaccinations, doctors and the World Health Organization (WHO) have advised that proper nutrition and hydration would be key in fighting the second wave of Covid-19. This is a throwback on some essential ancient wisdom. 2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, hit the nail right on the head when he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
You may actually be 'dissaving' by putting money in savings instruments
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) You may not have noticed it but the actual interest rate that you are getting on your bank deposits and investments in small savings schemes has fallen into the negative territory.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
COAI seeks ban on illegal mobile signal boosters
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the Department of Telecommunications to ensure a complete ban on sale of illegal repeaters and boosters, offline or online, through e-commerce websites.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gold at over 1 month high on inflation fears
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Gold prices have climbed to an over one month high as inflation fears sweep the world while rising Covid cases rile the Indian economy.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Qualifying for Olympics just the start: Sailor Kumanan
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Nethra Kumanan, who created history by becoming the first Indian woman sailor to secure an Olympics quota place in the Laser Radial event, said she wants to 'do the absolute best' at the quadrennial games and that 'it was just the start'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Art and culture lend a dash of colour to Bengal elections
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) With elections just a few days away, local women of Dattabad area in Bidhannagar where Trinamool Congress' Minister-of-State for fire Sujit Bose is a candidate, have started painting 'alpana' designs, 'ghot' (Earthen pot) and 'patachitra' images (cloth-based scroll painting), trees, leaves and other designs, along with the candidate's name.
2021-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CSK win toss, opt to bowl against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. Both teams are unchanged from their previous games.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Dostana 2' row: Netizens back Kartik Aaryan, raise nepotism issue
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan's name started trending on Twitter on Friday after reports emerged that he is no longer a part of filmmaker Karan Johar's upcoming "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
AITA U-14: Ganapathy, Snigdha champs
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Top seed Arya Ganapathy made short work of fourth seed Gandharv GK 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the boys' title in the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament here on Friday. Second seed Snigdha Kanta created a minor upset, overcoming top seed Zynah Amber Salar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the girls' U-14 title.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan tests Covid positive
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has contracted coronavirus and is undergoing treatment at his farmhouse in Hyderabad, Janasena party statement said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul Chahar is our wicket-taking bowler: Bond
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has termed leg-spinner Rahul Chahar as a wicket-taking bowler. The 21-year-old picked four wickets for 27 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders as he ran through their top-order, dismissing the first four batsmen including captain Eoin Morgan and opener Shubman Gill.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
IndiGo waives off change fees on domestic bookings
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo waived-off change fees on new bookings made from April 17, 2021 till April 30, 2021.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Stage set for voting in Telangana's Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The stage is set for polling in the by-election for Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency in Telangana on Saturday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gulfam Khan tried bringing humour that kids understand in 'Nikki Aur Jaadui Bubble'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Gulfam Khan says she has tried to reach out to the target audience with her performance in the new children's show, "Nikki Aur Jaadui Bubble".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K logs 1,144 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 1,144 new cases on Friday as the number of active cases reached 10,620 taking the total tally to 144,021, officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Covid turns deadly for Indians in 30-45 age group
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) For Vijay, a 32-year-old healthy working professional in the national capital, testing positive for Covid-19 was bad news.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
English translation of famous Hindi novelist Shivani's memoir to release in May
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The English rendering of "Amader Shantiniketan", a charming memoir by the late Hindi writer Shivani, translated by her daughter Ira Pande, will be released under Penguin Random House India's Vintage imprint next month.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Union Minister Javadekar tests positive for Covid
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Microsoft Edge adds 'Kids Mode' for safer browsing
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced a new Kids Mode for its Edge browser that will make it easy for parents to customize a better and safer web experience for their kids.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Divine's track 'Rider' directed by American music video maker Gil Green
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Rapper Divine has teamed up with American music video and film director Gil Green for the music video of his new track "Rider".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh to facilitate return of overseas workers to Gulf, Singapore
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Bangladesh will operate special flights to five countries -- Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore -- to help its stranded expatriate workers rejoin their workplaces there.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Honda Cars India to recall 77,954 units
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile major Honda Cars India on Friday voluntarily recalled 77,954 units of select vehicle models in India to replace 'fuel pumps'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Want to see better team for new ISL season: Bengaluru FC coach
Goa, April 16 (IANS) A day after Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC crushed Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC 5-0 in their 2021 AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash, their head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli said the team's success was because, "Our training sessions have never been based on the opponents. We prepare for what we want to develop".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Gul Panag: Business of life has become urgent for focus on environment
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag feels enough is not being done for the environment, though she doesn't think it is a result of indifference.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa reports 927 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Amid the surge in the Covid-19 cases, Goa recorded its highest tally of Covid-19 cases with 927 people testing positive of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to state Health Ministry statistics on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
UK Home Secretary nod to extradition of Nirav Modi to India (Ld)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yevgeniy Prigozhin: 'Putin's chef' with a Karachi proxy
New Delhi/Washington, April 16 (IANS) Yevgeniy Prigozhin is the Russian financier of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Russian troll farm that the US Treasury sanctioned for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Karachi-based Pakistan nationals and companies are now part of US sanctions for helping IRA activities and acting as proxies. While going after and tracking down IRA and Prigozhin, the US Treasury has sanctioned the Karachi-based individuals and companies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Stokes out for 12 weeks, leaves India for surgery
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) England and Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Ben Stokes will fly home on Friday from India and will be out of action for 12 weeks after sustaining a finger injury.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Retired police officer killed by alcoholic son
Agra, April 16 (IANS) A 30-year-old man killed his father, a retired police officer, over a domestic dispute on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amy Walsh misses working with Michael Praed
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Amy Walsh, who shared the screen with Michael Praed in the show "Emmerdale", says she was devastated when he left the show.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The girl who made India her home, a temple her school to put Odissi dance on global map!
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) This is the story of Colleena Shakti, a girl brought up in the US who made India her home, learnt Odissi classical dance here and started running a school in an ancient 300-year-old Pushkar temple in India which has been teaching dance mudras to thousands of students around the world.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Racer Rabindra geared up for European GT4 season
Monza (Italy) April 16 (IANS) India's Akhil Rabindra commences his 2021 European GT4 Series season with AGS Events Racing Team, from April 16-18.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Sunny Leone: Difficult to box with mask on, but safety over comfort
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Sunny Leone on Friday observed how it was difficult to practice boxing with a mask on, but important to cover the face.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil actor Vivek suffers cardiac arrest, rushed to hospital
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Popular Tamil comedian Vivek has been admitted to the SIMS hospital here after suffering a major heart attack on Friday. Doctors treating the actor said that his condition is critical as his vital organs are not responding.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Vicky Kaushal tests negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal on Friday evening confirmed that he has tested negative for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kartik Aaryan no longer part of 'Dostana 2'?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in filmmaker Karan Johar's "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghalaya parties resume stir to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) An apex body of over 17 organisations, which have been agitating to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) across Meghalaya, on Friday organised a demonstration in front of the civil secretariat in Shillong over the delay in implementing the regulatory system.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Google misled consumers on location data collection: Court
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) A court in Australia has ruled that Google misled consumers on how it collected personal location data on Android mobile devices for almost two years.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
153 rail coaches on standby for Mumbai Covid patients
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) With the Covid-19 continuing to march aggressively, the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) is all prepared to provide rail coaches for isolation of asymptomatic patients, officials said here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
FC Goa look to build on Al Rayyan success in second tie
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa will look to build on the success against Qatar's Al Rayyan when they take on UAE's Al Wahda in the second match of the AFC Champions League Group Stage on Saturday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
UK Home Secretary nod to extradition of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, the UK Home Minister has approved the extradition request of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yediyurappa tests Covid positive twice in 8 months (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Hours after chairing the Covid review meeting, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Women to set new benchmarks at Tokyo Olympics
New York, April 16 (IANS) UN Women, a United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, on Friday said that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will have close to equal representation of women and men competing for the first time in its history.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
YSRCP restraining voter slips distribution to non-supporters: TDP
Tirupati/New Delhi, April (IANS) In a second missive to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), state president Kinjarapu Atchannaidu alleged that the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) is influencing the booth level officers (BLOs) not to distribute voter slips to non-YSRCP voters on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rs 110 cr ROPAX Jetty Project to come up in Odisha
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Union Ports, Shipping & Waterways Ministry has accorded approval for sanction of Rs 50.30 crore to develop an all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger) Jetty and allied infrastructure in Odisha, connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district with Talachua in Kendrapara, under the Sagarmala initiative.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
K'taka Covid restrictions to be reviewed after April 20
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Reiterating his stand against enforcing lockdown in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurapppa on Friday said that the night curfew in all the seven districts will continue as before and it will be reviewed only after April 20.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Ayurvedic, allopathic kits flood markets offering protection from Covid
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With the number of Covid cases mounting at an alarming rate across the country, a number of pharma companies have flooded the markets with several medicines claiming to give protection from the dreaded virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Safran plans to open expanded facility in Hyderabad this year
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) French aerospace and defence multinational Safran plans to inaugurate its expanded aircraft engines facility in Hyderabad in the third quarter of 2021.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
'Railways has provided 20 isolation ward coaches to Maha's Nandurbar'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the growing number of Covid cases across the country, the Indian Railways, which has prepared over 4,000 coaches as isolation wards for patients, has provided 20 coaches to Maharashtra's Nandurbar district.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Senior citizens need govt support for social security: SBI Ecowrap
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With country's population of old set to double over the next few decades, government should look to provide complete tax waiver on senior citizen savings scheme (SCSS) and help the elderly build some sort of social security, said the SBI Ecowrap report.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google working on foldable device: Report
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on its own foldable device that would launch sometime in the future.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India to see 'normal' monsoon this year, forecasts IMD
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India is expected to see "normal" rainfall during the monsoon season between June to September this year, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN MSMEs' businesses hit hard by Covid surge
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu are facing the heat as the second wave of Covid-19 surges ahead with each passing day.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SRH's turn to play Williamson against MI after early losses (Preview: Match 9)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, desperately looking for a win.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Two held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Ankit Tiwari reminded Mika Singh of AR Rahman
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Ankit Tiwari showed off his Sufiyana skills on th ereality TV stage, and pop star Mika Singh was reminded of Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to deploy 270 ambulances for emergency care
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Punjab has entered into a pact to procure 270 ambulances from Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd (ZHL), a private emergency medical service provider, for its residents free of cost, it was announced on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Health ministry tells PSUs, ministries to dedicate hospital beds for Covid care
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid a surge in the Covid cases, the Union health and family welfare ministry has advised the Central ministries and the Public Sector Units (PSUs) to dedicate the hospitals under their control for Covid care.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arundhati reaches quarters at youth boxing Worlds
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan's Arundhati Choudhary defeated Columbian boxer Deyaneira Casas to advance into the 69kg women's quarterfinals on the third day of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Shaan reacts to 1,700 people testing Covid positive at Kumbh Mela
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shaan on Friday reacted to a news report on Twitter stating over 1,700 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Kumbh Mela, Haridwar between April 10 and 14.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra is grateful to be 'living in the light'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra treated her fans to a glamorous picture on Friday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pooja Hegde: There's so much we took for granted
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has reminisced in a new social media post about the times when people roamed around freely, adding that we have taken too much for granted.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anushka shares 'priceless moments' of 2020
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday shared snapshots from last year, featuring husband Virat Kohli along with a few of their four-legged friends.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP Panch among 3 booked for extortion in J&K's Sopore
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested three persons including a BJP Panchayat member for extortion in J&K's Sopore area.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Arjun Bijlani doesn't miss workout even on vacations
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani is currently vacationing in Goa. However, he has been making sure to regularly work out and keep himself in shape. Arjun, who will be next seen in "Khatron Ke Khiladi", is currently preparing for the show.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nortje joins DC squad after 'thrice' testing negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje has joined the Delhi Capitals squad after "thrice" testing negative for Covid-19, the franchise said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Janhvi Kapoor posts a fun reel on Instagram
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Janhvi Kapoor on Friday took to social media to post a fun reel with her friends.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC names ex-ASG Maninder Singh, advocate Batra SPPs in coal scam cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has appointed former Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh and advocate Rajesh Batra as special public prosecutors (SPPs) in the trial of coal scam cases filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Renowned Telugu radiologist Kakarla Subbarao passes away
Secunderabad, April 16 (IANS) Renowned radiologist and Padma Shri awardee Kakarla Subbarao passed away on Friday, his family members said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Elli AvrRam lets the tomboy in her walk out of the closet
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Swedish-Greek actress Elli AvrRam has confessed she has a tomboy persona stashed away somewhere, in a new social media post on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Is Modi era the end of Congress?
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A timely and comprehensive political critique of India's 'grand old party', the Indian National Congress, author Amit Bagaria's new book "Congress-Mukt Bharat: Is the Modi Era the End of Congress?" is a compelling and multi-dimensional take on the political, ideological and structural downfall of this 135-year-old party and the ascent to power of the Narendra Modi-led BJP.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Telangana Governor asks IRCS to ensure vaccination of tribals
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Telangana Governor, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, on Friday directed the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Telangana branch, to intensify its effort to reach out to more number of people during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and ensure vaccination of all eligible tribal people.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Coronavirus predominantly spreading via air: Lancet study
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) There is consistent, strong evidence to prove that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, according to a new assessment published in the medical journal The Lancet.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Female student held for smuggling gold worth Rs 1 cr
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old female student from Kolkata was arrested by customs sleuths at Lucknow airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 1.13 crore.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP Councillor found dead in car, family claims murder
Meerut (UP), April 16 (IANS) A BJP councillor has been found dead in his car with a bullet wound.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CBI condoles death of its former boss Ranjit Sinha
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) condoled the death of its former director Ranjit Sinha, who breathed his last on Friday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Women owned-businesses in India to rise 90% in next 5 years: Report
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in India are likely to witness a 90 per cent growth in the coming five years, compared to the US (50 per cent) and UK (24 per cent), according to EdelGive Foundation Report.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society
Putin confidants advanced Russia's campaign to undermine US Prez polls (IANS Special Part III)
Moscow, April 16 (IANS) While imposing the latest sanctions, the US Treasury Department said that private and public sector corruption facilitated by Russian President Vladimir Putin has enriched his network of confidants, who used their illicit business connections to advance Moscows campaign to undermine the 2020 US presidential election.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Yogi's 'Happy Schools' make learning fun for students
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is making learning 'fun' in schools.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Yogi govt opts for aggressive rural sanitisation
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government is resorting to aggressive rural sanitisation drive to bring down the transmission levels of various infections.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid resurgence: PM reviews status of oxygen availability
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sinha's tenure as CBI chief was controversial, despite legacy
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) On Friday morning, Ranjit Sinha, a 1974 batch IPS officer of the Bihar cadre and former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), breathed his last at his residence here. His stint as CBI chief was marred by several controversies as he had to face the heat from the Supreme Court repeatedly between 2012-14.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ashok Leyland supplies bullet proof vehicle to IAF
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Hinduja Group's commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland Ltd on Friday said it has delivered the first light bullet proof vehicle to Indian Air Force (IAF).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Chandigarh imposes weekend lockdown
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) With the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration announced weekend lockdown that will start from every Friday night.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Assocham seeks reimposition of bankruptcy moratorium amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Assocham has approached the Finance Ministry with a plea to reimpose moratorium on taking debt-ridden companies to NCLT under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) till December 2021 in the face of severe outbreak of second wave of coronavirus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
So much to learn from Sreejesh: Pathak
Buenos Aires, April 16 (IANS) India hockey team goalkeeper Krishan Pathak, who was adjudged the 'Player of the Match' in his 50th outing for the country against Olympic champions Argentina in the FIH Pro League encounter, says that a tough competition for a place in the team keeps him motivated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Organisers rule out cancelling or postponing Olympics
Tokyo, April 16 (IANS) Organisers of this year's Tokyo Olympics are ruling out a cancellation or another postponement of the Games despite a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus infections in Japan.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
T'gana's daily Covid count rises to 3,840
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Breaking another record in the daily spike in Covid-19 cases, Telangana reported 3,840 new cases and nine deaths during the last 24 hours.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa tests Covid positive
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Friday tested Covid positive and got himself admitted to a hospital.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Young Covid survivors not safe from reinfection: Lancet
New York, April 16 (IANS) If you are planning to avoid vaccination just because you are a Covid survivor, think twice. According to a new study, despite a prior Covid-19 infection young people can likely catch the virus again and may still transmit it to others.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
GMR launches 'AeroCity Hyderabad'
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Infrastructure major GMR Group on Friday announced the launch of GMR AeroCity Hyderabad which offers a gateway airport with the best-in-class logistics hub with smart technology.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Stalin complains to EC about suspicious vehicles, Wi-Fi near EVM strong rooms
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K.Stalin on Friday complained to the Election Commission of India about the movement of suspicious vehicles and Wi-Fi during that time inside the campuses where the electronic voting machines (EVM) used in the poll are stored.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Musk drives Tesla Cybertruck at upcoming Gigafactory Texas
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has driven Cybertruck, arguably one of the most highly-anticipated vehicles by the company, at its upcoming Gigafactory Texas.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Three armed men caught at JD-U MP's house in Bihar
Patna, April 16 (IANS) It was a narrow escape for JD-U MP Kavita Singh and her husband Ajay Singh in Bihar's Siwan district as security guards foiled an attack on them on Thursday night.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Israel strikes targets in Gaza after rocket attack
Tel Aviv, April 16 (IANS) Israel on Friday struck several targets in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired a rocket into the Jewish state's territory.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Debabrata Saikia: Assam Cong has a leadership pool and party will decide on the CM's post
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Former leader of opposition in Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia is the son of former Assam chief minister Hiteshwar Saikia, who was instrumental in the signing of the Assam Accord. Saikia is one of the frontrunners for the top post of Chief Minister in case the Congress comes to power. The other person is Ripun Bora, the state president of the party.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
8 killed in shooting at US FedEx facility (Ld)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed during a shooting incident that took place at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police said on Friday, adding there were multiple others who suffered serious gunshot wounds.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vijayan is the last word as Brittas, Sivadasan get RS nominations
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday once again proved that he is the last word in the CPI-M when two of his close aides John Brittas, managing director of Kairali TV, the party backed TV channel and V. Sivadasan, were cleared by the party state secretariat which met here, as the nominees for the two Rajya Sabha seats.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Fire station to be built in Sector-92 of Haryana's Manesar
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) A long pending demand for the construction of a fire station under the newly formed Municipal Corporation of Manesar (MCM) has been approved in the recent board meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
TECNO SPARK 7 goes live for sale on Amazon
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, on Friday announced that its all-new TECNO SPARK 7 smartphone is now available for sale on Amazon.in.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Residential realty attracts $234 mn PE investments in Jan-Mar
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Amid revival in housing demand, the residential segment witnessed private equity (PE) investments worth $234 million in Q1 2021 which was 64 per cent of that witnessed during the entire 2020, said a Knight Frank India report.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Patna HC slams Bihar govt for casual approach in tackling pandemic
Patna, April 16 (IANS) With the situation reaching the stage of community spread in several districts of Bihar, the Patna High Court has taken cognisance of the matter and directed the state government to streamline treatment in government hospitals and increase testing.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Social media blackout in Pak amid anti-France protests
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday blocked social media platforms amid fears that activists of a radical Islamist group might use the technology to stoke violent protests against last year's depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in France.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
AWS launches Amazon Digital Suite to empower Indians SMBs
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In its bid to digitise 10 million Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) by 2025, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of Amazon, on Friday launched a curated set of software solutions aimed at empowering the SMBs in the country.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
France, Germany, Ukraine to discuss Donbas conflict
Paris, April 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will meet online on Friday to discuss the worsening situation in Kiev's conflict-hit Donbas region.
2021-04-16
Category: International, France,Politics
HMIL exports over 100k passenger vehicles in FY21
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Friday said it has exported 104,342 units between April 2020 to March 2021.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amid resurging cases, Andhra revives Covid control centre
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Amid rising coronavirus infections across the country, Andhra Pradesh government has revived the state Covid command and control centre, assigning as many as 35 bureaucrats with various responsibilities across the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Lily-Rose Depp on why 'Voyagers' role was difficult
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Lily-Rose Depp feels the biggest theme of h er upcoming sci-fi film "Voyagers" is human nature. She also spoke of what made portraying her character Sela was a challenge.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Healthy Monsoon forecast pushes Equities higher, auto stocks shine (Ld)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Forecast of a healthy Monsoon season cheered India's key benchmark equity indices which trade in the green during Friday's late afternoon session.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Merkel defends night-time curfew
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday defended her plans to introduce a strict night-time curfew in the wake of surging new coronavirus cases amid growing opposition to the proposed new law.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Ajay Devgn, Siddharth Roy Kapur to produce 'Gobar!'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn has announced his new production, a comic drama named "Gobar!" along with Siddharth Roy Kapur.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Patients complain of graft, corruption in Chennai Covid facilities
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Several patients who were admitted to the government Covid healthcare centres here have complained of graft and corruption by the lower level staff.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Amid resurging Covid, Andhra caps private hospital charges
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Friday issued the list of capped charges for coronavirus treatment in private hospitals and a violation of these rules will lead to stringent action.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Online communities helping Indians sail through pandemic: FB
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, India saw a steep growth in online communities on Facebook and 92 per cent respondents said they received some form of support through online community groups amid the deadly Covid wave last year, a new Facebook-New York University (NYU) report said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
Asean summit on Myanmar set for April 24
Jakarta, April 16 (IANS) Leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) are expected to meet in the Indonesian capital Jakarta next week to discuss the political crisis in Myanmar following the February 1 military coup, an official source said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Yogi to set up 1,000-bed facility to cope with Covid rush
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided that the state government will set up a temporary 1,000-bed Covid hospital, possibly at the site where the Defence Expo was held last year.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Opening borders risk Covid spike: Aus PM
Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday warned that opening the country's borders too early could lead to an influx of coronavirus cases.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
General insurer Royal Sundaram fined by IRDAI
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) City based Royal Sundaram General Insurance Company Ltd was fined Rs 3,00,000 and also warned by Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) for violation of norms.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Rs.25 lakh fine for SBI General: IRDAI
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Non-life insurer SBI General Insurance Company Ltd was fined Rs.25 lakh by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) for violation of regulations relating to motor third party insurance obligations.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
What is India reading, amidst the second wave of the pandemic?
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) Over the last year, the pandemic has led people to spend most of their time indoors as they maintain social distance. As India now reels under an alarming second wave, many parts of the country have tightened stay-at-home protocols -- making consumers opt for activities that reduce their need to step out -- a key pastime being 'reading'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
On World Heritage Day, celebrate preserving India's rich history
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) Taj hotels, has maintained a steadfast commitment to rekindle India's glorious past by restoring some of the country's most celebrated heritage properties that date back to the pre-independence era. With nine authentic and magnificent Palaces, IHCL is the country's largest palace operator and proud to be India's custodian of heritage and culture for over a century.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SC issues directions for speedy disposal of cheque bounce cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a slew of directions for speedy disposal of cheque bounce cases, which have choked the justice delivery system. The top court also recommended the Centre to amend the law to allow one trial in multiple cheques, if transactions involved are the same.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Korean Prez picks new PM in Cabinet reshuffle
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday nominated former Interior Minister Kim Boo-kyum as the new Prime Minister during a cabinet reshuffle, the presidential Blue House said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Country will receive normal monsoon: Govt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a 'normal' rainfall during the monsoon season between June to September.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Biden names 2 Indian-Americans to key jobs
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has named Radhika Fox and Meera Joshi, two Indian-American women already working in his administration, to be part of a 10 member team to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies, the media reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
'Rlys operating 140 spl trains to clear extra rush between April-May'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the additional rush at several stations, the Indian Railways has started 140 trains to clear the extra rush which will run till May, officials said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ukraine starts vaccinating Olympic, Paralympic athletes
Kiev, April 16 (IANS) Ukraine started vaccinating national athletes of Olympic and Paralympic teams with CoronaVac vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, the country's health ministry said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Ukraine,Sports,Other Sports
Imposing night curfew will trigger adverse spin-off, impact tourism: Goa CM
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Imposing a night curfew will have an adverse spin-off on other economic activities, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday, ruling out the option, even as Covid-19 cases in the state continue to witness an unprecedented spike in the second wave.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Weddings in disarray with changed curfew timings in UP
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The extension of curfew hours and imposition of new Covid guidelines have thrown wedding functions in complete disarray.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Jobs growth key to Aus Budget: Treasurer
Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Friday revealed that jobs growth will be at the centre of the Federal Budget for 2021/22.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Good food, better experience: The Chambers promises all
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) The Chambers, India's very first exclusive business club, opened its doors on May 1, 1975 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. With a legacy of over 40 years, it remains an exalted club for global achievers who have scaled great heights.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Brazilian SC upholds annulment of Lula's convictions
Brasilia, April 16 (IANS) Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) has upheld the annulment of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's convictions on corruption charges, clearing the way for him to contest in next year's general elections.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Summer lingerie essentials
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) The summer heat has already started to bog one down, as temperatures soar high, your body also starts perspiring due to excessive heat. This is why you should ideally opt for lighter and breathable fabrics that make you feel cooler, and also reduce the incidence of any heat rashes or skin irritation. It's time to refresh your drawers full of intimates with a few must-haves for the season.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Quess acquires residual 30% stake in Conneqt from Tata Sons
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Quess Corp has announced the acquisition of the remaining 30 per cent stake in Conneqt Business Solutions Ltd for Rs 208 crore, pursuant to the 'put option' notice by Tata Sons Pvt Ltd.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Why wearing mask is not enough to keep Covid at bay
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With Covid-19 spreading fiercely in many parts of the country, it has now become extremely important to follow all the precautionary measures, besides wearing a mask, to keep infections at bay, health experts have said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US sanctions 6 Pak nationals, 5 firms for helping Russian plot (IANS Special Part II)
New Delhi/Washington, April 16 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has designated six Pakistani nationals and their five companies based in Karachi and Lahore who are owners and employees of Second Eye Solution (SES), an IT firm, for helping Russian entities to evade from sanctions by using fraudulent documents.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Big B calls son Abhishek Bachchan 'father's pride'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has described son Abhishek as "fathers pride", along with a cryptic jargon he wrote in his new Instagram post.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid survivors may only need one vaccine dose: Study
Washington, April 16 (IANS) People who have recovered from Covid-19 require only one vaccine dose. A second jab is important for those who have not had Covid-19 to reach strong immunity, suggests a study.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Woman SPO arrested for 'glorifying' terrorism in Kashmir
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested and terminated the services of a female SPO (Special Police Officer) for 'glorifying' terrorism, officials said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Chacko wants CBI to question Antony, Chandy in ISRO spy case
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Former top Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Friday asked the CBI, which has been ordered by the Supreme Court to reinvestigate the ISRO spy case, to first question A.K. Antony and Oommen Chandy.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NZ to hike penalty fee for using mobile while driving
Wellington, April 16 (IANS) New Zealand will increase the infringement fee from NZ$80 to NZ$150 for people who are caught using mobile phones while driving from April 30, according to a statement issued by the Transport Ministry on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Natasha Rastogi: Acting is a constant journey of learning
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Natasha Rastogi, who was recently seen in the digitally-released film "Pagglait", says acting for her will always be a constant journey of learning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
California launches inoculation for all aged 16 & above
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) California, the most populous state in the US, has opened up Covid-19 vaccination appointments to everyone aged 16 and above.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Kareena posts pic of newborn son, hides face with emoji
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor Khan on Friday posted a picture of husband Saif Ali Khan and elder son Taimur looking at her newborn son, but covered the face of the infant with a babyface emoji.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Dhoni is not leading if he is batting at No.7: Gambhir
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni should bat higher up the order instead of No.7, said former batsman Gautam Gambhir.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Germany aims to switch to train for domestic travel to cut emissions
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) The state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the German Aviation Association (BDL) launched a joint program to strengthen the links between the two modes of transportation in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
European Parliament committees vote for EU-UK trade deal
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European lawmakers have voted in favour of EU-UK trade deal with a recommendation that European Parliament gives its consent to the agreement.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Amazon Prime hits 200M users globally: Bezos
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amazon Prime has reached a user base of 200 million, according to the outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos, which is an increase of over 50 million during the pandemic only.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Delhi CM calls emergency meeting, Sisodia to head Covid management
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called for an emergency meeting in the wake of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital. The government also decided to make Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as the nodal officer for Covid-19 management.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pelosi won't bring bill to expand US SC
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has "no plans" to bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 to the House floor for a vote.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Govt should regulate cryptocurrencies, not ban them'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As government plans to come up with a Cryptocurrency Bill, sector stakeholders have said that the government should regulate the cryptocurrency ecosystem, rather than banning them.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jaishankar clears air: Indian foreign policy is not US-centric
New Delhi, April 16: India is bonding fast and furious, with foreign countries, by building partnerships but avoiding alliances. If anyone thought that India was heading towards an Asian NATO through the Indo-Pacific Quad, then kindly think again.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Shibani Bedi on why being content creator doesn't guarantee films
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Shibani Bedi, who is known widely as Instagram's Prabha Didi, was recently seen in the feature film "Flight". The online sensation, who is trying to carve her space in Bollywood, says having lakhs of followers on social media does not automatically guarantee film roles.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Setback for Vijayan as Kerala HC quashes FIRs against ED
Kochi, April 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday suffered a setback after the Kerala High Court quashed the two FIRs registered against Enforcement Directorate officials by the Crime Branch unit of Kerala police in the gold smuggling case.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Italy approves additional borrowing to help businesses, households
Rome, April 16 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has passed additional borrowing worth 40 billion euros ($47 billion) to finance a new package of measures to help businesses and households hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics
My musical journey began with 'shabads' in Gurudwaras: Asees Kaur
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) Indian playback singer Asees Kaur, who has most recently sang 'Panghat' for the Janhvi Kapoor-starrer 'Roohi' (2021), says that she feels spiritually inclined towards music, since her father wanted her to sing Gurbani. Her musical journey, thus, began with singing shabads in Gurudwaras at the young age of five.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How to make your basic meals full of nutrition
New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) The fact that fancy diets are difficult to follow is because they try to eliminate all ingredients that are well accustomed to our taste pallet. It's important to follow a diet that helps in reaching our fitness goals in a flexible and comfortable manner.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
EU calls for negotiated settlement in Afghanistan
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has called for "firm commitment and constructive engagement by all parties" in the peace talks in Afghanistan, after the US and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced the pullout of their troops from the country.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook testing dedicated News Feed for businesses
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Facebook is testing a new dedicated News Feed for businesses that will help businesses connect with their customers online and grow more efficiently.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
US CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people
Washington, April 16 (IANS) About 5,800 people who have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in America have been infected by the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US sanctions Pak firm, owners for working as Russian proxy (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has sanctioned Pakistani IT firm, Second Eye Solutions (SES), and its owners and employees for acting as a proxy for a Russian troll entity which interfered in the American elections.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Govt may ask states to set up AMC/ARC for PSE asset monetisation
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Centre proposes to prod states to initiate asset monetisation of state public sector enterprises (PSEs) by setting up specialised asset management (AMC) and asset reconstruction companies (ARC).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Qualcomm invests in homegrown audio leader boAt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Home-grown audio brand boAt on Friday announced it has received funding from Qualcomm Ventures, the investment arm of chip-maker Qualcomm.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid spread in rural and tier-2 cities worries administration
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The spread of Covid pandemic in tier-2 cities of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, etc. are worrying the administration as without proper awareness on wearing of masks, safe-distancing and use of sanitizer, the spread may increase in these cities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
EU's von der Leyen gets 1st Covid jab
Brussels, April 16 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has received her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
United through to Europa League last four with 4-0 win over Granada
London, April 16 (IANS) Edinson Cavani set Manchester United on course for a comfortable victory against Granada as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side reached the Europa League semi-finals for the second successive season.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
EU urges Israel not to obstruct Palestinian polls
Ramallah, April 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has urged Israel not to obstruct the upcoming Palestinian elections.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Hertha forced into quarantine after four test Covid positive
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Hertha Berlin was forced into quarantine and three upcoming matches will have to be postponed after a total of four officials and players tested positive for the coronavirus, the Bundesliga club announced.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
'Troops' withdrawal need to coincide with Afghan peace'
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that it is important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with progress in the peace process.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The Uralungal Cooperative Society was formed by the eminent social reformer Saint Vagbhatananda in a remote rural hamlet called Uralungal in Vadakara of Kozhikode district of Kerala in 1925.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Akali Dal MP Harsimrat tests Covid-19 positive
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Akali Dal MP and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday tested Covid-19 positive. Earlier, her husband Sukhbir Badal had contacted the virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Ghani, Blinken meet in Kabul
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A day after US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September which will end the 20-year old war, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and visiting American Secretary of State Antony Blinken exchanged views on the decision and the war on terrorism.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
OPPO set to unveil 5G phone in India under 20k on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Smartphone maker OPPO on Friday said that it is all set to launch A74 5G in India on April 20.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha passes away (Ld)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ranjit Sinha passed away on Friday morning, sources said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pinarayi Vijayan 'hiding' after violating Covid norms
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's dream of taking Kerala to the development status of the Nordic countries is yet to materialise, had it been so, then Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would have been subjected to a heavy fine, similar to what happened to the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Adarsh Gourav: I'd love to sing and compose for a film
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Adarsh Gourav, lead star of the Oscar-nominated film "The White Tiger", says that, being a trained classical singer, he wishes to sing and compose for films in the future.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Students turn teachers for underprivileged kids in Covid times
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) At a time when an outbreak of coronavirus has forced the school students to stay at home and continue their studies online, children of labourers and daily wage workers have no choice but to skip their studies as they can merely afford a smartphone or 24 hours Internet connectivity. Keeping this in mind some Delhi Samaritans, who themselves are students, have started teaching these children.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Portugal announces troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Lisbon, April 16 (IANS) Portugal announced its intention to withdraw its troops deployed in Afghanistan under the command of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as of May 1.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
New 5G iPads, better services likely at Apple event on April 20
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Apple is all set for its first event of the year on April 20 and media reports suggest that new iPads with 5G support and Apple TV upgrades along with a deep dive into iOS 14.5 are on the anvil.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NASA SpaceX Crew-2 set for launch on April 22
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US space agency NASA is set to launch SpaceX Crew Dragon second flight to the International Space Station on April 22, it said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Petrol, diesel price revision on hold again a day after cuts
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Friday a day after oil marketing companies decided to cut the retail price to pass the benefit of softer global oil prices to the consumers.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Djokovic falls, Nadal beats Dimitrov at Monte Carlo Masters
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (France), April 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic admitted he played an "awful" match against Dan Evans at the Monte Carlo Masters as Rafael Nadal advanced with ease to the quarter-finals.
2021-04-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Arsenal ease past Slavia to reach Europa semis
London, April 16 (IANS) Arsenal turned on the style to ease past Slavia Prague and set up a Europa League semi-final tie against former head coach Unai Emery's Villarreal.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amazon has to treat its employees better: Bezos
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) In his final letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company needs to do better at taking care of its employees.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Not letting Ashwin bowl four overs was a mistake: Ponting
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) coach Ricky Ponting said that not letting Ashwin to bowl his full quota of overs against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a mistake and something that he will talk to captain Rishabh Pant and the rest of the team about.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
India reports over 2 lakh new Covid cases for 2nd straight day
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India reported 2,17,353 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike ever, taking the overall tally to 14,291,917 cases on Friday, according to the Health Ministry data.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
EC should urgently hold all-party meeting to decide on Bengal polls: Yechury
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Worried over a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in West Bengal, the CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday that the Election Commission of India (ECI) should immediately call an all-party meeting to deal with the remaining phases of polls in state. "The pandemic has hit hard. It's a very serious situation. ECI should not shy of calling an all party meeting. Discuss and decide quickly," said CPI-M chief adding, "Seeing the magnitude of covid spread, you cannot hold rallies, road shows anymore. People's lives are more important than electoral politics."
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Equity indices in green; banking, metal stocks up
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the green on Friday, with the BSE Sensex trading above the 49,000 mark.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Forest elephant census using DNA dung analysis, camera traps
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A team of scientists led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and working closely with experts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux du Gabon (ANPN) compared methodologies to count African forest elephants, which were recently acknowledged by IUCN as a separate critically endangered species from African savannah elephants.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No Haj without two vaccine doses: Haj Committee of India
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major development, the Haj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two vaccine doses.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Shooting at FedEx facility in US city
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A shooting incident took place at a FedEx facility in the US city of Indianapolis, police said on Friday, adding that there were multiple people injured.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Raj govt announces weekend curfew to fight Covid
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced a weekend curfew in the state from Friday evening to Monday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
How SolarWinds cyber-attack forced US to sanction Russia
Washington, April 16 (IANS) After launching diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling in the US, the Joe Biden administration has highlighted the massive SolarWinds cyber-attack by the Russia-based nation-state threat actors that hit more than 250 federal agencies and several tech giants.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Technology
Israel to lift outdoor mask mandate
Tel Aviv, April 16 (IANS) The rules to enforce wearing of masks outdoors in Israel will be lifted starting Sunday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Covid impact: Lack of fresh TV content could spell drop in ad-revenue?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The decision of the Maharashtra government to stop all shooting impacts TV shows acutely, as compared to films or OTT series. The world of soaps, after all, needs a steady flow of content.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN's Big temple among monuments to remain shut till May 15
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur Big temple, Brihadeeswarar temple and Kailasanathar temple, along with other living monuments, will remain shut till May 15 amid surge in Covid-19 cases, sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Religion
Trust in J&J vax dips after pause over blood clot
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Trust in the safety of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine has plunged 15 percentage points among Americans after federal health agencies recommended a "pause" in its use following blood clot cases, according to a new poll.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Twitter analysing harmful impacts of its AI/ML algorithms
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a bid to assess racial and gender bias in its artificial intelligence/machine learning systems, Twitter is starting a new initiative called Responsible Machine Learning.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Technology,Human Interest/Society
3rd vax dose likely needed within 12 months: Pfizer CEO
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said people will likely need a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully inoculated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre clears Mumbai's Haffkine to make Covaxin
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major step to ramp up vaccine production amid the Covid-19 second wave, the Centre has approved production of Corona vaccines from the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
LG to develop quantum computing tech with Dutch firm
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) LG Electronics has said it has formed ties with Dutch quantum algorithm developer Qu & Co to conduct joint research on quantum computing technology in a move to boost competitiveness in future technologies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Hyundai to again suspend key plant over chip shortage
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) Hyundai Motor said on Friday that it will again suspend the Sonata-producing plant in South Korea for two days next week due to an electronic parts shortage.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Turkey says issues with Greece can be resolved
Ankara, April 16 (IANS) Turkey believes that its issues with Greece can be resolved through constructive dialogue between the two neighbours and allies, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Jai Shri Ram' masks much in demand
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) With more and more people turning to prayers in the pandemic, masks with 'Jai Shri Ram' printed on them are in great demand.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
UP Panchayat poll candidate stabbed to death
Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) A Block Development Council (BDC) candidate Rakesh Babu, 60, was allegedly stabbed to death ahead of the Panchayat elections, scheduled to be held in Mainpuri on April 19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nishad Party to lay foundation for Nishadraj statue
Prayagraj, April 16 (IANS) The Nishad Party will lay the foundation for the 180-ft tall statue of Nishadraj, the king of Nishads, at Nishadraj Fort in Shringverpur here.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US weekly jobless claims lowest since pandemic onset
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US have dropped to 576,000, the lowest level since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year that ravaged the labour market, the Labour Department reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP girl charred to death as fire engulfs house
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl was charred to death after a massive fire broke in the shop-cum-residence of a cloth merchant in Banda district.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha passes away
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Former Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ranjit Sinha passed away on Friday morning, sources said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goddess Durga wears mask to send a message
Etah (Uttar Pradesh), April 16 (IANS) With the pandemic fear turning all pervasive, the idol of Goddess Durga in a temple in Etah district is now wearing a mask.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Kim Jong-un visits mausoleum to mark grandfather's birth anniversary
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a mausoleum of his late grandfather and the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, on the occasion of the latter's birth anniversary, state media reported on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Top names of North and South co-star in mega projects
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actors and actresses of North and South Indian film industries joining hands is not new. Bollywood and South stars collaborating on screen has been a trend in the past with the likes of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Prabhu Deva, and many others collaborating with Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Raveena Tandon and Kajol etc.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi for action against hospitals that turn away Covid patients
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered action under the Epidemic Act against hospitals that refuse admission to Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP BJP expels 11 for 'indiscipline' in Panchayat polls
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has expelled 11 party workers, including former cabinet minister Ramvir Upadhyaya's son Chirag Upadhyaya, for "indiscipline" and supporting opposition candidates in the Panchayat polls.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Biden calls for de-escalation after sanctioning Russia (Ld)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has called for de-escalating the ongoing tensions with Moscow after his administration launched diplomatic and financial offensives against Russian officials and businesses in retaliation for election-meddling and hacking that compromised major federal agencies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Covid 2nd wave also affecting newborn and youth'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As the country is reeling under the second wave of Covid-19 amid a massive spike in the number of positive cases, doctors in the national capital said the return of the lethal disease is affecting even the newborn and the youth.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
CPEC SEZ to create over 200K job opportunities for Pak
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) A special economic zone (SEZ) being constructed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will create over 200,000 job opportunities for the locals, a top official said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
N.Korea slams Japan's move on nuclear wastewater
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) North Korea has slammed Japan's decision to discharge radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean as a "threat to human existence" and demanded its immediate withdrawal to prevent a "new catastrophe for the humanity", state media reported.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
LIC employees to get over 25% wage hike
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The new fiscal year 2020-21 has started for about 1.14 lakh employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on a happy note with over 25 per cent hike in their pay packets, said a top union leader.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138.8mn
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.98 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bring Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary has petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rithvik Dhanjani: Why must I fear the media glare?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Rithvik Dhanjani says the best part of being an actor is to be able to play different parts. He adds that he wouldn't want to change anything in the industry as he loves everything about it.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengaluru police bust honey trap gang from Rajasthan
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Bengaluru police have solved a honey trap extortion case by arresting two youngsters from Rajasthan.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What's up with Tisca Chopra?
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) She has just written, directed and produced the short film 'Rubaru'. She is just back from Rajasthan where she was shooting a web-series for Hot Star. She is collaborating with her husband for writing some web series and developing a script -- a crime drama -- that which she plans to direct by the end of this year.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National