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1,504 UK police officers investigated for misconduct
London, May 14 (IANS) At least 1,504 police officers and staff in England and Wales have been investigated for misconduct in the past two years by the UK's Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), a report said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Philippines bans travellers from Oman, UAE
Manila, May 14 (IANS) The Philippines will ban international arrivals from Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting from Saturday amid concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Choose the right amount of SPF in your sunscreen
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) SPF known as Sun Protection Factor is an indicator of how effectively it can protect the skin from harmful of the sun rays. We need to buy a good sunscreen with a good amount of SPF. But we also need to keep in mind certain factors while choosing the right SPF.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Celebrities rally together to raise life-saving funds for 'I Breathe for India: Covid Crisis Relief'
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Actress Lara Dutta and Sports Scientist Shayamal Vallabhjee joined hands with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit headquartered in Silicon Valley for 'I Breathe For India Campaign: Covid Crisis Relief', a virtual fundraising campaign to help India battle the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sonia, Rahul condole demise of Times Group chairperson Indu Jain
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the demise of Times Group chairperson Indu Jain.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Asim Riaz drops debut rap song 'Back to start' on Eid
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" star and model Asim Riaz dropped his debut track as a rapper on the occasion of Eid on Friday. Titled "Back to start", Asim has written his debut song besides singing it.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Palestinian death toll from Israeli strikes reach 103 (Ld)
Gaza, May 14 (IANS) The death toll of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip increased to 103, as violent clashes between the two sides continued unabated.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Divyanka Tripathi on being away from Vivek Dahiya for 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' shoot
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who is currently shooting in Cape Town for the stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11" says that it was tough leaving her husband, actor Vivek Dahiya, at home.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why diets don't work in the long term, lifestyle changes do
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) For decades, diet conversations globally have ranged from the simple and straightforward to elaborate and convoluted, the latter sometimes even bordering on crazy. In today's digital age, before you can say cheese, a new diet would have garnered a global following, with everyone from a lay person to experts swearing by its efficacy.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Radiance: The Basquiat Show
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Christie's collaborates with HomeArt to present an exceptional and historical group of eleven works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Radiance: The Basquiat Show offers an outstanding opportunity to reveal Basquiat's oeuvre to the Asian public, covering the artist's most important years of production, from 1981 to 1986, each work has an iconic story to tell, and together, bear witness to the birth of a revolutionary visual language.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
6.0-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Fukushima
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Friday, according to authorities.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
'Friends: The Reunion' to premiere on May 27
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS)   The much-awaited Friends reunion special will be premiering on May 27.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mixing Covid vax doses safe, can raise side effects: Lancet
London, May 14 (IANS) Mixing Covid-19 vaccine doses -- second dose from a different brand than the first -- is safe, but may present more frequent mild side-effects such as a headache, chills or a fever, showed results of a preliminary study published in the Lancet.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ex-Defence Minister renews talks with Netanyahu to form govt
Tel Aviv, May 14 (IANS) Former Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, also leader of the pro-settler party of Yamina, has renewed talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Myanmar Army uses artillery on resistance town
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Myanmar's brutal army, or the Tatmadaw, has pounded the Mindat town in the country's Chin state bordering India's Mizoram state with artillery fire in an unusual escalation of repression.
2021-05-14
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Telangana girl designs low-cost housing solution for poor
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Coming from a modest background and nurtured amid hardships, Perala Manasa Reddy knows what it means for an underprivilege to have an own house.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Eid Mubarak: Feast to your hearts content
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Feasting on Eid typically includes a Biryani no matter which part of the country you reside in. The legacies of biryani and pulao are an important part of the India's history. Deeply woven into the country's culinary heritage, this delectable dish and its various preparations showcase India's deep rooted relationship with rice, culminating in an exceptional repertoire of regional variants with distinctive flavours and culinary styles capturing the essence of their locale.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cancer and Covid-19? Here's what you should do
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) We face an unprecedented and exponential tsunami of Covid-19 positive, leading to a near-collapse of our healthcare system. Mortality due to the infection is mostly due to severe injury to the lungs causing respiratory failure. With the current shortage of oxygen faced in many hospitals across, the country faces a national emergency causing most of our hospital resources to be directed towards Covid-19 care alone.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Prez, PM greet nation on Eid
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Oli reappointed as Nepal PM
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as 42nd new Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Techstars Bangalore picks 9 startups for 3rd cohort in India
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Mentorship-driven Techstars Bangalore on Friday announced it has selected nine Indian startups for its third cohort in India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Oxygen production at Sterlite Copper smelter hits technical snag
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Oxygen production at Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter plant - Sterlite Copper- in Thoothukud was affected due to technical snag, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
1st active-duty service member charged over US Capitol riots
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A US Marine Corps officer was arrested and charged with assaulting policemen during the January 6 Capitol riots, making him the first active-duty service member charged for his role in the violence, according to the Justice Department.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
GoAir files DRHP for Rs 3,600 cr IPO
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir has filed a 'Draft Red Herring Prospectus' (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise up to Rs 3,600 crore.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US weekly unemployment claims drop to 473,000
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US dropped to 473,000, a new low since the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the labour market early last year, the Labour Department reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pinterest to test livestreaming with 21 creators this month
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Social media firm Pinterest is entering the live-streaming business with a virtual event with 21 creators this month.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sharad Kelkar on solo lead film: It's not a big-budget film with lot of money riding on me
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Sharad Kelkar is all set for the release of his first solo lead film, the thriller "Deja vu". He won't get weighed down by pressure because he feels pressure only leads to things going wrong.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Community health centres to have 50 oxygen beds in every UP district
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the Commissioners and District Magistrates to identify and strengthen the infrastructure in at least two community health centres (CHCs) in every district with 50 oxygen beds in each division as L1 facility so that the pressure on the city hospitals and L2 and L3 facilities is reduced to a certain extent.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Eid Mubarak: Volunteers across faiths come together to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Humanity shines forth in crisis as people come together across lines of caste, class and faith in the fight against Covid-19. The pandemic has proven to be a medical and humanitarian crisis which continues to ravage families and communities. Voluntary support from individuals and various organisations is coming forth as a godsend. Working day and night to save lives on-ground, volunteers from various religion-based and cause-based organisations give hope in this deepening war on coronavirus.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Namdhari sect empowering slum kids with education
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) An open-air school set up by the Namdhari sect of Sikhism led by spiritual head Thakur Dalip Singh in a street of Jalandhar city in Punjab, which is acclaimed for providing free quality education to slum children, is now providing them coaching to empower them amidst the uncertainty posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Religion
US embargo affects Cuban agriculture amid pandemic
Havana, May 14 (IANS) The US embargo against Cuba continues to affect the island-nation's agricultural system, a high-ranking government official said here.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Arm twisting tactics of Kerala Cong (M) won't work with Left
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Gone are the days when Kerala Congress (M) as the third biggest ally in the Congress-led UDF, could be a bother with their arm twisting tactics for in the present ruling CPI-M led Left such designs will not work.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Haaland, Sanchi fire Dortmund to 5th German Cup title
Berlin, May 14 (IANS) Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho scored a brace each as Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 4-1 in the German Cup final for their fifth title in the event.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trial of 3 ex-police officers charged over George Floyd's death delayed
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The trial of three former US police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis under custody last year, has been delayed until March 2022, a judge has ruled.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Liverpool renew top four push with 4-2 win over United
Manchester, May 14 (IANS) Jurgen Klopp tasted victory at Old Trafford for the first time as Liverpool breathed new life into their top-four push with a thrilling 4-2 win in the rearranged fixture against Manchester United.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Spain's Parliament approves law on climate change
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) The Spanish Congress of Deputies, the lower chamber in Parliament, has approved a law on climate change and energy transition aimed at drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Ukraine, France sign agreements worth $1.5bn
Kiev, May 14 (IANS) The governments of Ukraine and France have signed four framework agreements worth over 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion), the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kiev reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Israel-Gaza fighting will take time to end: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the continued fighting with the Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip "will take time" to end.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Fuel prices rise sharply again after day's break
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Maintaining its rising trend, fuel prices increased again on Friday just after a day of pause with state-owned fuel retailers hiking rates of petrol and diesel by 29 paisa and 34 paisa per litre respectively in the national capital.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Equity indices turn flat; auto, metal stocks fall
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The key Indian equities pared initial gains to trade on a flat note on Friday morning.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Panneerselvam's brother Balamurugan passes away
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's younger brother O. Balamurugan passed away at Periyakulam in Theni district on Friday morning.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ex-Maldivian Prez flown to Germany for treatment
Male, May 14 (IANS) Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was flown to Germany for further treatment of his injuries sustained during an attack last week, local media reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TN issues guidelines for optimal use of O2
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) After facing acute shortage of medical oxygen with several hospitals in the state not being able to accommodate patients for want of oxygen beds, the Tamil Nadu state government has issued guidelines for optimal usage of oxygen.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
ICC considering expanding T20 World Cup to 20 teams: Report
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly considering expanding the T20 World Cup to 20 teams from its current number of 16.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UK anxious about Indian Covid variant: PM
London, May 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his country is "anxious" about the coronavirus variant detected in India and the government is "ruling nothing out" to tackle its spread.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Israeli Border Police reserves called to quell violent clashes
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has called Border Police reserves to boost efforts to deal with ongoing violent Jewish-Arab clashes throughout the country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indian origin man busted in US for letting Tesla car autodrive from back seat
New York, May 14 (IANS) An Indian origin man who pulls off stunts to flaunt his wealth was arrested in California for letting his Tesla car illegally "autodrive", but as soon as he was let out he bought a new one and repeated the stunt, according to media reports.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Rakul Preet Singh: It boils down to when people start appreciating your work
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Rakul Preet Singh is a self-made star. In over just seven years since her Bollywood debut, in the 2014 film "Yaariyan", she has negotiated well the uphill task of dealing with the outsider tag, and is today one of the busiest actresses in the Hindi film industry.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Popular police officer-turned-actor PC George passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Popular police officer-turned-Malayalam film actor P.C. George passed away at a private hospital in Thrissur on Friday, said industry sources.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
SL to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days
Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have decided to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days even if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a new variant has been spreading across the island nation, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India records 3.43L Covid cases & 4K deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Friday reported 3,43,144 new Covid cases and 4,000 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin appreciates Madurai auto driver Gururaj
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) While autorickshaw drivers in Tamil Nadu have earned a notorious reputation for overcharging, not adhering to the meter charges, refusal to ply short distances but there are exceptions to this.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Twitter finally brings DM search bar to Android
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Twitter has finally brought Direct Message (DM) search to the Android ecosystem, after launching the feature on iOS devices two years ago
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP Covid test teams visit 32M houses in remote areas
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) In a clear indication that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is aggressively trying to check the spread of coronavirus in rural areas, Covid test teams have visited over 3 crore houses across the state in a week.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chennai Corporation to conduct massive vax drive from Friday
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation will conduct a massive vaccination drive for the next three days beginning Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's most populous province extends stay-at-home order
Ottawa, May 14 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has announced the extension of its stay-at-home order against Covid-19 for two more weeks till early June.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
S Korea's logic chip capacity to further shrink as US expands
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korea's capacity share in the advanced logic chip market is likely to decline further down the road, a report showed on Friday, as the US pushes to beef up its presence by attracting more global semiconductor firms to build factories on its turf.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
NCC cadets in Kerala join Covid duty
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) With Covid surge reaching greater heights in Kerala, the NCC, the largest uniformed youth organization of the World, as part of "Ex Yogdaan" is assisting the civil administration.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Man throws wife off third-floor balcony after dispute
Meerut, May 14 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman died after being allegedly thrown off the balcony of the third floor building by her drug addict husband.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Homegrown audio chat app fireside crosses 1 lakh downloads
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Homegrown audio-only app fireside, from the house of short-video making platform Chingari, on Friday said it has crossed 1 lakh downloads in just a week of Beta announcement.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Biden to raise cybercrime issue in talks with Putin
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that the Kremlin was not behind last week's cyberattack on a key fuel pipeline, adding he would raise the issue of cybercrime during talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 of a marriage party killed in UP accident
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), May 14 (IANS) Three persons of a marriage party were killed when an SUV carrying them overturned on the Agra-Kanpur highway.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung expands blockchain support on Galaxy smartphones
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Friday it has expanded support for blockchain users trading virtual assets on its Galaxy smartphones amid rising interest in cryptocurrencies.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Probe ordered into riverside burial in Unnao
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), May 14 (IANS) The Unnao district administration has ordered a probe after some bodies were found buried along the Ganga riverbank in the district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mother-daughter end lives by consuming poison in UP
Pilibhit, May 14 (IANS) A woman and her daughter allegedly ended their lives by consuming poison at Madhotanda town of Pilibhit district in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fully-vaccinated Americans don't need masks: US CDC
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer recommend masks for Americans, who have been fully-vaccinated against Covid-19, indoors or outdoors, including in crowds, according to its new guidance.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More bodies found floating in Varanasi, Chandauli
Varanasi, May 14 (IANS) Seven more bodies, including a partially burnt one, have been recovered from the Ganga river in Varanasi and adjoining Chandauli district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lebanese security forces deny Hezbollah's involvement Israel rocket firings
Beirut, May 14 (IANS) Lebanese security forces have denied any involvement of the Hezbollah group in firing three rockets towards northern Israel.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Fuel supply will take time to normalise: Biden
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that the country's fuel supply will take time to normalise as the operator of a key fuel pipeline has restarted operations after a cybersecurity attack.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
June - an auspicious start of summer in England for Indian cricket (Column: Close-in)
The famous quote by Jean Hersey, 'June is the gateway to summer' is perfect as regards Indian cricket teams that tour England. India's first ever Test match was played at Lord's, London, on June 25, 1932. On that very date 51 years later, India won the World Cup at the same venue.
2021-05-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Italy's Covid indicators continue to improve
Rome, May 14 (IANS) Italy's main coronavirus indicators has continued to improve, more than two weeks into the country's latest easing of restrictions, as vaccine rollout is gaining steam nationwide.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Kerala hit hard by drop in remittances as 1.2mn workers return: World Bank
United Nations, May 14 (IANS) Kerala has been hit hard by the drop in remittances from the Gulf countries from where about 1.2 million workers returned to the state due to the Covid-driven layoffs, according to the World Bank.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,International
Greece reopens to vaccinated int'l tourists
Athens, May 14 (IANS) Greece will reopen to international tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Friday, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to travel to ISS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS) Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, CEO of Start Today, Ltd., has started preparations for a tour to the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-05-14
Category: International, Japan,International
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 160.8mn
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 160.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.34 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Because other diseases don't go away even during Covid
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Mummu Nanhu Muhammad continues to talk in Bangla. This former police officer from Bangladesh knows we cannot understand him. His bespectacled son, Tasmin (19), an engineering student, who is being treated at PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research), Chandigarh, for an immune system disorder at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre (APC) smiles and translates.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aditya Chopra donates YRF 50 celebration budget to Covid-19 aid
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Aditya Chopra is giving the entire budget of Yash Raj Films (YRF) 50 years celebration to aid the industry and daily-wage earners, at a time when the country is battling with the deadly second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andrew Garfield too 'sensitive' for social media
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield says he wants to stay away from social media because he is too sensitive and it wouldn't benefit his mental health.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Elton John called Olly Alexander to ask if he'd perform at BRITs
London, May 14 (IANS) Musician Olly Alexander, who recently performed at the BRIT Awards with Elton John, says the legendary English singer-songwriter personally requested him to do so.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel-Gaza tension continues, death toll of Palestinians climbs to 83
Gaza, May 14 (IANS) Tension between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip continued on Thursday, while the Hamas-run health ministry officials said the death toll in the besieged coastal enclave has climbed to 83.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Putin proposes awards for Kazan school staffers after deadly shooting
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the "heroic" deeds of staffers of a school in the city of Kazan, where a gunman shot nine people dead two days ago, and proposed state awards for them.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Bangladesh records 1,290 new Covid
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,290 new Covid-19 cases and 31 new deaths on Thursday, making the tally at 778,687 and death toll at 12,076, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar reports 7 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon, May 14 (IANS) Myanmar reported seven Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the tally in the country to 143,004, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Covid cases decline to 35,297 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Reversing over the month-long trend, new Covid cases in Karnataka declined to 35,297 in a day, while deaths due to the infection reduced to 344 during the day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Centre refutes NGO's claim of 'bench avoidance' in Chardham project case
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday strongly objected in the Supreme Court the claims of an NGO stating that it was involved in 'bench avoidance in a case connected to road widening in the Chardham highway project.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Drive-in vaccination for 2nd shot of Covishield for 45+ in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) In collaboration with Park Plus and DLF City Centre Mall, the health department of Gurugram administration will organise a day-long 'drive-in vaccination' programme to administer the second dose of Covishield to the 45+ age group at the DLF City Centre Mall on MG Road on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka to float global tender to procure 2 cr Covid vaccines
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to float a global tender to procure 2 crore additional Covid vaccines to bridge the gap between demand and supply.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IOA hopes public opinion will change in favour of hosting Olympics
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Despite public opposition to the hosting of Tokyo Olympic Games during Covid-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says success of the mega event will change public opinion.
2021-05-13
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Dr Devi Shetty to head K'taka task force for Covid 'third wave'
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) With a large section of health experts across the country predicting the possibility of a third Covid wave, Karnataka on Thursday decided to set up a high-level task force, headed by famous heart surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, to prepare for it.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi has adequate beds, oxygen now, fix uniform rate for vaccines: AAP to Centre
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Delhi government said on Thursday that while the national capital has adequate ICU beds and medical oxygen stock in the government-run hospitals and private healthcare centers, the Centre should fix a uniform rate for vaccines.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Buhler finishes on podium in Andalucia Rally
Villamartin (Spain), May 13 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally built on its strong result in the Prologue stage to deliver a strong performance in the first stage of the Andalucia Rally on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Spain to allow fans in some stadia during La Liga
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Fans could be allowed back into some of the stadia during La Liga's last two rounds this season.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Let PAC examine vaccination Policy, Adhir urges LS Speaker
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Thursday asked Speaker Om Birla to let the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee examine the government's coronavirus vaccination policy.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New captain Perera wants Sri Lanka to play fearless cricket
Colombo, May 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new ODI skipper Kusal Perera on Thursday said he wants his team to play fearless cricket. His first assignment as in-charge of Sri Lankan team is a three-match ODI series in Bangladesh beginning on May 23.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Italian Open: Ashleigh enters quarter-finals, to face Coco
Rome, May 13 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty beat Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of Italian Open tennis on Thursday. She will now face Coco Gauff, who beat last week's Madrid Open champion Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 6-3.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Telangana imposes curbs on Covid patients from other states
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Covid patients from other states travelling to Telangana for admission into hospitals will now have to take a prior appointment with hospitals and authorisation letter from the state authorities.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Archer will be key for England in Ashes: Steve Waugh
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said on Thursday that pace bowler Jofra Archer will be key for England during the Ashes series Down Under later this year.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Assam coordinator moves SC seeking re-verification of NRC list
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The Assam coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has urged the Supreme Court for a "comprehensive and time-bound re-verification of the citizens list", highlighting "major irregularities" in the process, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam taking all steps to rescue ONGC engineer from ULFA-I: CM
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the state government is taking all possible steps to rescue ONGC engineer Ritul Saikia from captivity of the outlawed ULFA-I.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Opener Shafali signs contract for Women's Big Bash
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India women's team batter Shafali Verma will represent a Sydney franchise in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) this year.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat orders mass promotion for Class 10 board students
Gandhinagar, May 13 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Thursday announced that the Board examinations for Class 10, slated this month, have been cancelled in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation and all regular students will be promoted to Class 11.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Andhra reports high Covid numbers drspite low testing for 2nd day
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) For the second day in a row, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported high Covid numbers despite testing relatively lower number of people.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to miss Muller GP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's leading javelin throwers, including Jakarta Asian Games champion and Olympic bound Neeraj Chopra, will miss the Muller Grand Prix in Gateshead, Great Britain, this month due to pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Modi, Shah condole Manipur BJP chief Tikendra Singh's demise
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda on Thursday mourned the demise of the partys Manipur unit Chief S. Tikendra Singh, who fell prey to Covid-19 at a hospital in Imphal.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20 lakh doses needed to continue vaccination in Raj: Minister
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Thursday said that the vaccination drive is being affected in the state due to lack of vaccines, and around 20 lakh doses are urgently required to carry on with it.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt welcomes Centre's decision to invite other firms to produce Covaxin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid reports of vaccine shortage coming from different parts of the country, the Centre and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on Thursday exppressed their willingness to invite other companies to produce Covaxin in a bid to ramp up vaccine production in the country.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Paine backs Smith as Aussie Test captain after he quits
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Australia skipper Tim Paine has backed Steve Smith to return at helm once he quits captaincy of the national team.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Holder among 8 Barbados Tridents retentions for 2021 CPL
Kingston, May 13 (IANS) The Barbados Tridents said on Thursday that captain Jason Holder, along with his fellow Barbadians Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young and Joshua Bishop have, been retained for the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Centre challenges SC interpretation of 102nd Constitutional Amendment
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Centre has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court in connection with its judgment conferring the President with the sole power for identification of a community as backward and its eligibility for reservation benefits.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IMD predicts heavy rains, thunderstorms in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms across Karnataka over the next two days due to the formation of a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
NHRC notice to Bihar, UP over bodies floating down the Ganga
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday served notice to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the Union Water Resource Ministry after hundreds of dead bodies were found in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar, and Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and Ballia districts.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nadal, Djokovic enter quarters of Italian Open
Rome, May 13 (IANS) Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached quarter-finals of the Italian Open in contrasting style here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
FM hands over first batch of houses under special window project
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday handed over possession to homebuyers virtually as the Centre's Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completed its first residential project.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shooter Apurvi will gradually increase intensity after Covid: Coach
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound rifle shooter Apurvi Chendela will gradually increase intensity at the Indian national camp in Zagreb, Croatia, as she is yet to recover fully from a bout of Covid-19, said her coach Rakesh Manpat on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vaccine availability to remain a challenge till July, says KTR
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Supplies of Covid-19 vaccines will only start meeting demand across the country by late July or early August and till then, it is going to be a challenge, Telangana Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra floats global tender to procure Covid vaccine
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) Faced with acute shortage of Covid vaccines amid a raging pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to procure vaccines beyond the current options comprising Covishield and Covaxin.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid strategy remains same irrespective of variants: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the strategy against coronavirus remains the same, irrespective of its variants.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mentally disabled woman spent 2 days with bodies of mother, brother in B'luru
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 47-year-old mentally disabled woman spent two days with the bodies of her mother and brother at their house in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar residential locality in the city.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Railways delivers 7,115 MT of oxygen to states
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday said that its Oxygen Expresses have delivered more than 7,115 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to several states.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centre should have floated global tender for vaccines: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that it would have been better had the Central government floated global tenders which could have ensured availability of Covid vaccines in planned manner in states.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid recovery rate improves further in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana's daily count of Covid-19 cases dropped further while the state also improved its recovery rate.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Research mucormycosis, arrange for its medicines, Gehlot to Centre
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday expressed concern on cases of mucormycosis of "black fungus" being reported amongst patients who have recovered from coronavirus and urged the Centre to carry a comprehensive research on the malady and arrange for its medicines in sufficient quantity.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
IISc developing oxygen concentrator, vaccine for Covid patients
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The premier Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is developing a low-cost oxygen concentrator and anti-Covid vaccine, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
President, VP greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have greeted the people of India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Satoshi Uchida becomes new head of SMIPL
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In a global management rejig, Satoshi Uchida has become the head of Suzuki Motor Corporation's two-wheeler subsidiary Suzuki Motorcycle India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid death rate stays high in J&K, 55 more succumb
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) As the Covid-related death rate continued to stay high, J&K on Thursday recorded 55 deaths and 4,356 new cases during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Google, SpaceX join hands for Starlink Internet connectivity
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that it has joined hands with the Elon Musk-run SpaceX to use the space company's growing satellite Internet service -- Starlink -- with its cloud unit.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Economic normalcy in India by Aug-Sept, predicts CLSA
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to peak in India by June, and economic normalisation is likely by August-September, as per foreign brokerage CLSA.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Looking to take India team ahead: New women's coach Powar
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar, who was appointed Indian women's head coach on Thursday, said that he would try and take the team forward.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi citizens over 45 to get anti-Covid jabs at government schools
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Residents of the national Capital aged 45 and above will now be able to get anti-Covid vaccination jabs without the hassle of online booking by walking into a government school.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ruhanika Dhawan: Shame that women and girls are looked down upon
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Child actress Ruhanika Dhawan, who is part of an important track on the show "Mere Sai: Shraddha Aur Saburi", says her track delivers the important message of treating sons and daughters alike.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proactively working to secure availability of Covid vaccines: Govt
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday emphasized that it is consistently and proactively working to secure and enhance the availability of vaccines.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rise in BJP's vote share in Bengal and other number games
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Though the BJP lost the West Bengal Assembly elections, it increased its tally from three seats in 2016 to 77 seats now, making it the main opposition party in the state legislative body.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Happu Singh' Yogesh Tripathi reminds co-star Kamna Pathak of Govinda
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Yogesh Tripathi, who plays Daroga Happu Singh in "Happu Ki Ultan Paltan", reminds his colleagues of Bollywood star Govinda.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IIT-Goa Director to head Goa panel to probe, address O2 shortage
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday appointed an expert committee to streamline the oxygen supply chain to the state's apex hospital, the Goa Medical College, where nearly 50 persons died over three days due to oxygen shortage.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Covid deaths zoom in Maharashtra, new cases drop, Mumbai toll crosses 14K
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Maharashtra Covid-19 fatalities continued to shoot up even as new infections registered a drop while the Mumbai death toll crossed the 14K-mark, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
BSE's Q4FY21 consolidated net profit rises over Rs 31 cr
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Stock market major BSE on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 31.75 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020-21.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oli to continue as Nepal PM as opposition fails to form government
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Nepal's opposition parties have failed to form a new coalition government by the 9 p.m. Thursday deadline set by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
When Madhuri Dixit got emotional watching a dance dedicated to Saroj Khan and her
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene was recently moved to tears by a performance honouring her and the late choreographer Saroj Khan, on the dance reality show "Dance Deewane".
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia's Sputnik V Covid vax to be available in market from next week: Govt
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced that Russia's Sputnik V, the vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic, will be available in markets across the country early next week.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
O2 demand cut to save AAP minister, MLA involved in hoarding: BJP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Taking a dig at the AAP government, the BJP on Thursday said that the Delhi Government has reduced the requirement of medical oxygen to save its minister and MLA involved in hoarding oxygen cylinders.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India must ask Israel to abstain from aggression: Muslim leaders
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tensions in Gaza, Muslim leaders of the country have condemned the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Gaza and other places in Palestine and demanded that India must ask Israel to shun aggression.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
After 'Oxygen Pandal', it is 'Oxygen Bus' in TN
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Dr Sakthivel of Sakthi Nursing Home, Tirupur, the garment capital of South India, is into another venture to help save the lives of Covid patients.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Lightning kills herd of 18 wild elephants in Assam (Ld)
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning' in central Assam's Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Irfan Siddiqui on his ode to Covid warriors with Javed Ali, Salim-Sulaiman
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Lyricist-screenwriter Irfan Siddiqui teamed up with composers Salim-Sulaiman for the new track "Jazaak Allah". He says the song, sung by Javed Ali and Salim Merchant, is a vote of thanks to all frontline workers who are working tirelessly as India battles the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now Lalu compares Bihar govt with Corona (ld)
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday compared the state's government with Corona.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Raveena Tandon pens heartfelt note on mother's birthday
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon penned a note on the occasion of her mother Veena's birthday on Thursday, and shared it with fans on social media.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Airtel Payments Bank's digital platform to invest in gold
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As part of its growing digital services, Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday launched a digital platform -- DigiGold -- for customers to make investments in gold, in partnership with digital gold provider SafeGold.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Telangana Governor calls for setting up more isolation centres
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday called upon residential welfare societies and colonies to have their own isolation centres to help the Covid infected in their areas to get safely isolated.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Work in progress: Iyer on his post-injury recovery
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Indian limited overs batsman Shreyas Iyer said on Thursday that he was well on his way to regaining full fitness after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
EC to set up panel to identify shortcomings in recent Assembly polls
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) To continue the electoral reform process, the Election Commission has decided to set up a Core Committee to identify learning, experiences and shortcomings from the recent polls in Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Foreigners, minorities, doctors targeted for Covid spread in India: Study
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Indians blamed foreigners, minority groups and doctors for the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the country during the first wave due to misinformation, rumour and long-held discriminatory beliefs, a study claimed on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aarya Babbar: 'Bandh Tijori' is a passion project
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, who has been cast opposite actress Veronica Vanij in "Bandh Tijori", says the short film is a passion project for him.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nokia tops India's optical networks market: Report
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia grew by more than 10 per cent in 2020, acquiring over 25 per cent market share to gain the top position in India's optical networks market, a report said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tokyo Olympics: Dessert off-limits for Indian rowers
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Dessert will not be on the menu of Olympic-bound Indian rowers as they look to manage their weight during training over the next 70 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jindal Stainless gets first major credit re-rating uplift
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In the first-ever such development, Crisil Ratings has assigned 'CRISIL A+/Stable' rating to the long-term credit facilities of Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid recovery rate in Gurugram improves to 79.64%
Gurugram, May 13 (IANS) The Covid recovery rate in Gurugram has reached 79.64 per cent as against 75.71 per cent in the previous week, according to a statement issued by the district administration on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Pick Thakur as third seamer in WTC final: Manjrekar
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India should play Shardul Thakur as the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand next month, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gold demand may be subdued this 'Akshaya Tritiya' amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Demand for gold on the occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya' on Friday is expected to be somewhat impacted by the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sunny Leone's birthday message for all: Wear a mask
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Sunny Leone celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday. She tanked fans and followers for their wishes and also requested them to stay strong and safe amidst the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC defers elections to Andhra, Telangana Legislative Councils
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday deferred the biennial elections to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana till the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taniya Kalra joins cast of 'Broken But Beautiful 3'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Taniya Kalra will be seen in the web series "Broken But Beautiful 3", featuring Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka postpones class 10 exams once again, asks students to continue with their preparations
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Amid the ongoing onslaught of the pandemic, Karnataka on Thursday decided to postpone the Class 10 (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - SSLC) state board examination.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Amid lockdown, Kerala sees 39,955 Covid cases, 97 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The Covid crisis in Kerala, where a state-wide lockdown was clamped from last Saturday, refused to relent with 39,955 people turning positive on Thursday after 1,39,656 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Possibility of cyclone to be named Tauktae to hit Gujarat on May 18-19
Gandhinagar, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has warned that there might be a formation of a cyclonic storm near the western parts of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea on or around May 18, giving shape to the first cyclonic storm of 2021, which would be named 'Tauktae'. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that the state administration is on alert and fully prepared if the possible cyclone hits the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lightning kills herd of 18 wild elephants in Assam
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning in central Assams Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana to procure vaccines through global tendering
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday that global tendering would be done for the purchase of coronavirus vaccine for those who are above 18 years of age.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra Pradesh sets up child care institutions for covid orphans, destitutes
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has established designated child care institutions (CCI) for children whose parents are either undergoing treatment or have succumbed to the corona virus.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Short film 'Itwaar' talks of impact of mental state on outlook
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Rahul Srivastava's "Itwaar" is currently streaming on an OTT platform, and the filmmaker says the short film is based on how one's mental mood has a serious impact on one's outlook.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP Chief Minister visits AMU amid Covid scare, meets VC
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited Agra, Mathura and Aligarh districts to review the state of preparedness and the existing arrangements for containing the Covid-19 pandemic, which is spreading in an alarming rate in the region for the past 20 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karan Vohra joins cast of 'Pinjara Khubsurti Ka' as cop
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Karan Vohra has joined the cast of the show "Pinjara Khubsurti Ka", as a cop named Raghav Shastri. The actor says Raghav is different from police officers as they are normally portrayed on television.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stalin appeals to Tamil diaspora for financial aid to fight Covid
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalinon Thursday called upon the global Tamil diaspora to financially support the state in its fight against Covid -19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Maha Cyber cops bust racket of 'water-filled' Remdesivir, Tocilizumab drugs
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The Maharashtra Cyber Police have busted an online fraud of illegal sales of fake Remdesivir and Tocilizumab drugs filled with plain water that targeted gullible customers desperate for treatment of Covid-19, an official said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Purab Kohli on infidelity: Hard to regain trust
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli who starred in the web series "Out Of Love" that deals with infidelity of a married couple, says although it is not impossible, it very hard to regain trust that has been betrayed once.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kandahar-Kashmir drug racket busted in Delhi, over 54 kg heroin seized
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Delhi Police's Special Cell on Thursday said that it has busted an international drug racket with its links to (Afghanistan's) Kandahar and Kashmir with the arrest of five persons with over 54 kg of heroin valued at Rs 250 crore.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Zoho, Tech Mahindra, LG pledge to support Covid relief efforts in India
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Chennai-based technology firm Zoho Corporation on Thursday announced to help hospitals and health care centers across Tamil Nadu with procurement and distribution of essential medical equipment for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Compulsory licensing' to alleviate shortage may be counterproductive: FICCI
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has said that the provision of compulsory licensing must be used cautiously and with utmost discretion.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre channels foreign aid to States/UTs
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement that on May 12 medical consignments were received from Kuwait, Singapore, Gilead, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt which included Remdesivir, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators and ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IAF planes ferry 323 oxygen concentrators to Goa: Shripad Naik
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force ferried 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment to Goa, which has been facing oxygen shortage over the last few weeks, which has caused the death of 26 patients on Tuesday alone.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Irfan Pathan reacts to Kangana's jibe: My tweets are either for humanity or countrymen
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan on Thursday replied to an earlier jibe at him by Kangana Ranaut, saying his tweets are either for humanity or for his countrymen while the Bollywood actress' Twitter account has been dismissed for spreading hate.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sputnik V Phase 3 trial clear, transparent: Russian scientists
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is clear, transparent and fully complies with the regulatory standards that exist for provision of clinical trial data, Russian scientists said, after concerns were raised by various scientists over data discrepancies and substandard reporting of interim data of the Coronavirus jab.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S Korea woos chipmakers to invest $453B by 2030
Seoul, May 13 (IANS) South Korea said on Thursday it plans to provide massive tax incentives and state subsidies to chipmakers to encourage them to spend a combined $453 billion by 2030, in line with its vision to become a global powerhouse in both memory and non-memory chips.
2021-05-13
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
If he cannot source vaccines, Goa CM should resign: AAP
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should resign on account of his failure to start vaccination of persons in the age group of 18 to 44 years, Goa Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Pratime Coutinho said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Amit Shah's intervention led to patch-up between Goa CM, Health Minister?
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Did Union Home Minister Amit Shah intervene in the running feud between Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over control over the state government's Covid management apparatus?
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pacer Sakariya was a revelation for RR: Sangakkara
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara has said he was surprised with the way left-arm pace bowler Chetan Sakariya turned up and performed in the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Provide dry ration, facilitate transportation for migrant workers in NCR: SC
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide dry ration, transportation and also set up community kitchens for migrant workers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Krystle D'souza believes in 'trust and some pixie dust'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) When it comes to basic diktat in life, actress Krystle D'souza banks on trust and some pixie dust. The actress revealed the notion with an Instagram photo she posted on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ola EV launched in UK at no extra charge
London, May 13 (IANS) For a greener and more sustainable future, ride-hailing major Ola on Thursday launched a new electric vehicle category on its ride-hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric vehicle in the UK.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
YouTube TV reaches 10 mn Play Store downloads
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) YouTube TV, a US-only streaming service that includes a number of the biggest channels and premium streaming services in one convenient package, has now hit 10 million Google Play Store downloads.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aanjjan Srivastav: Sumeet Raghavan is like a son to me
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actors Aanjjan Srivastav and Sumeet Raghavan, who share the screen space in the show "Wagle Ki Duniya: Nayi Peedhi Naye Kissey", share a great equation off-screen, too.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Railway to boost water transport, environment protection in NE
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has ambitious plans to promote water transport, tourism and protection of environment in the mountainous northeastern region, an official said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
IndiGo starts dedicated Covid Care Centre for employees
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo has started a dedicated Covid Care Centre for its employees.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Raima Sen: 'I have always had a phobia of auditions'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Raima Sen recalls giving a screen test for her role in the upcoming web series "The Last Hour", adding it was something she has never done before.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rebranded: GoAir becomes ultra-low cost airline Go First
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir has rebranded itself into ultra-low cost airline Go First.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to join COVAX facility alliance for sourcing vaccines
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) The Punjab government on Thursday decided to join the COVAX facility alliance for global sourcing and procurement of Covid-19 vaccines at the best price, becoming the first state in the country to take such a strategic initiative for addressing the problem of vaccine shortage amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 more leaders quit Kamal's party, more exits expected soon
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The exit of top leaders of actor Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has begun and expected to continue, say party insiders.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Delhi's potable water production has reduced to 60 to 65 MGD : DJB
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the mercury soaring and and the demand for water rising, Delhi's daily potable water production has reduced to around 60 to 65 MGD. The production of potable water has reduced due to shortage of raw water supply from Haryana, the Delhi Jal Board said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
#ThalaivarVaccinated: Daughter tweets photo of Rajinikanth's vaccination
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Rajinikanth has been vaccinated for Covid-19 prevention. On Thursday, daughter Soundarya tweeted a photograph of the 70-year-old superstar getting the vaccine shot.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
After Buxar, bodies now found floating in Ganga in Patna
Patna, May 13 (IANS) After Bihar's Buxar, several decomposed dead bodies were now found floating in the Ganga near Patna's Gulabi Ghat on Thursday, officials said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Gap between two doses of Covishield Vaccine extended to 12-16 weeks
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Covid Working Group chaired by N.K. Arora has recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gold prices seen above Rs 56,500/10 gm in 12-15 months
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The price of gold is expected to rise above the Rs 56,500-level (per 10 gm) over the next 12-15 months, according to a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shekhar Suman warns against random forwarded messages
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Shekhar Suman on Thursday warned netizens against relying on random forwarded messages on WhatsApp. The actor also alleged that pharma companies are floating rumours for their vested interest.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Powar named head coach of Indian women's cricket team
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar has been appointed head coach of India women's team, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India, Pak armies exchange sweets at LoC on Eid
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir on Thursday, sweets were exchanged between the Indian and Pakistani armies at the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'Do no enter Goa without Covid negative certificate'
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The South Western Railway on Thursday issued directives to passengers directing them to carry a Covid negative certificate at the time of entering Goa.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Is Moderna vaccine allowed, Maha minister asks Centre
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Thursday asked Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan whether the Moderna vaccine has been cleared for inoculation in India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana Governor, CM greet Muslims on Eid
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao have greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
O2 shortage: Overcome logistical hurdles to save lives, says Bombay HC to Goa govt
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Goa state administration is expected to overcome logistical hurdles to ensure that lives are not lost due to oxygen shortage, the Bombay High Court on Thursday said. The HC bench in Goa also directed the central government "to ensure that the allotted quota is made available to the state at the earliest".
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu targets govt after bodies found floating in Ganga
Patna, May 13 (IANS) After scores of decomposed and half burnt bodies were found floating in the Ganga river, former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad has targeted the government over the issue.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Maharashtra lockdown restrictions extended till June 1
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) On anticipated lines, the Maharashtra government on Thursday announced that ithas decided to extend the ongoing stringent lockdown-type restrictions across the state till June 1.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai Special Court slaps notices to 'confiscate' Nirav Modi's properties (Ld)
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Fresh legal troubles are brewing in Mumbai for fugitive diamantaire Nirav D. Modi, currently battling for bail and against extradition proceedings in a UK court, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Actively considering live telecast of SC proceedings: CJI
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Thursday said he was "actively" considering the proposal to live telecast the proceedings of the Supreme Court.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
MediaTek's new chipset to power premium features in 5G smartphones
Taipei, May 13 (IANS) Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Thursday unveiled the new Dimensity 900 5G chipset, the latest addition to its Dimensity 5G family.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Pappu Yadav's wife threatens hunger strike to secure his release
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) President Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav's wife and former MP Ranjeeta Ranjan on Thursday hit out at the Nitish Kumar government and the BJP over his arrest, and threatened to go on a hunger strike if he is not released.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Andhra credits Rs 3.928 cr to farmers' accounts under Rythu Bharosa scheme
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) Amid a grim scenario brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday released Rs 3,928 crore which was directly credited into the bank accounts of 52.38 lakh farmers across the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Poor Covid-19 patients in Punjab to get free meals
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Beginning Friday, underprivileged Covid-19 patients living in Punjab can call up helpline numbers 181 and 112 for delivery of free cooked meals at their doorsteps through the Punjab Police Department.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Former Manchester United defender Valencia retires
Quito (Ecuador), May 13 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Ecuador player Antonio Valencia on Thursday announced his retirement from football because of chronic knee problems.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
IPL's Aussie group may return home from Maldives on Sunday: Report
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Australian cricketers, coaches and commentators who were part of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) and are currently in the Maldives could return home this Sunday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid Resurgence: Monthly output loss widened in mid-April
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Resurgence of Covid-19 has changed India's macroeconomic narrative from being a linear V-shaped recovery in FY22 to being a story of a lost quarter, says Emkay Global in a report.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4 killed in boiler blast at TN pesticide factory
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Four workers, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured in an ammonia boiler blast at Crimsun Organics in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district on Thursday morning, officials said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Door-to-door garbage collection to contain Covid in MP
Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) In an effort to curb the spread of the Covid pandemic, the Madhya Pradesh government has been emphasising on door-to-door garbage collection across the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Suffered mentally after being dropped from Oly squad: Chinki
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Pistol shooter Chinki Yadav had to endure mental agony after she was excluded from the Tokyo Olympic Games squad despite winning a quota place in 2019.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab to start 18-plus vaccination on Friday
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced the launch of 18-44 age group vaccination for families of healthcare workers in both government and private sectors, as well as those suffering from co-morbidities, from Friday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Stop firing from colleagues' shoulders, Sidhu to Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) In a bitter war of words with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over the sacrilege issue, his former Cabinet colleague and legislator Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday advised him to stop firing from his "colleagues' shoulders".
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Opposition-ruled states misleading people on vaccines, says BJP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As several states complained about shortage of vaccine, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blamed opposition-ruled states for allegedly misleading people. The party said that first the opposition demanded a liberalised vaccine policy and when states were empowered to procure directly and the vaccination group was expanded, they are again complaining.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP govt to pay Rs 5,000 monthly pension to pandemic hit families
Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has announced Rs 5,000 pension per month to families hit by the pandemic where poor and destitute children have lost their parents or guardian to coronavirus.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Want to turn Euro 2020 into Low's farewell gift: Sane
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) The upcoming Euro 2020 is the perfect opportunity to give departing Germany head coach Joachim Low a proper send-off, feels Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India better than Aussies at identifying talent: Chappell
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Australia is no more the best country at identifying cricket talent, an aspect that India have mastered after taking inputs from the Aussie structure, former Aussie captain Greg Chappell has said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Trivandrum Press Club providing succour to needy with free lunches
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) In an initiative which has won accolades not just from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan but from numerous others, the Trivandrum Press Club is providing free food to the needy since the state-wide lockdown began on May 8, and as of Thursday, have provided more than 10,000 vegetarian lunch packets.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media
Radhe: Salman Khan's chaos of set pieces (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai; Cast: Salman Khan, Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff; Direction: Prabhudeva; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madras HC observation on religious intolerance ignites discussion
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The landmark judgment of a division bench of the Madras High Court against religious intolerance has turned into a major topic of discussion among the legal and religious circles across South India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Apple pips Asus to reach 4th spot in India PC consumer market
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As remote work and learning continued amid the pandemic in India, Apple replaced Taiwanese brand Asus in the consumer segment for the fourth position in the country in the first quarter of 2021, an IDC report said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Job scenario worsens, unemployment rate shoots up to 8% in April
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As the severe second wave of Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns bring economic activities to a halt, India's job scenario worsened in April 2021.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jail warden in UP faces action for chaining nonagenarian
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has suspended the Etah jail warden Ashok Yadav after a video showed a 90-year-old prisoner chained to a hospital bed in the jail.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chhattisgarh halts construction of Assembly, Governor & CM houses
New Delhi/Raipur, May 13 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has halted construction work of all major projects with immediate effect and has also decided to take even more stringent measures to check the pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympic-bound race-walkers test positive for Covid
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Seven elite athletes, including Olympic-bound race-walkers Sandeep Kumar and KT Irfan, have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IIT develops portable eco-friendly mobile cremation system
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed a prototype of a moveable electric cremation system which claims to be using first-of-its-kind technology that involves smokeless cremation despite using wood.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Guv Dhankar hits back at Mamata
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to limit his travel according to the recommendations of the state government, Dhankar hit back at the chief minister and the government reminding her that no one is above the constitution and a constitutional post like that of the governor cannot be under the grip of the administration.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pant gets first jab of Covid-19 vaccine
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said that he has got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday. Pant urged people to get the vaccine whenever they are eligible.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Zenlayer raises $50M to enhance edge Cloud biz
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Global edge cloud service provider Zenlayer on Thursday announced the closing of its $50 million Series C round. The company said it will allocate the new funds towards enhancing its edge cloud technology and expanding global network coverage.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Facebook to roll out campaign to fight Covid related misinformation
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced plans to roll out a new campaign in India to educate and inform people about how to detect misinformation related to Covid-19.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
BRICS members discuss multilateral framework on Social Security Agreement
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations have converged on devising a multilateral framework on the issue of Social Security Agreement (SSA).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Meditation helped Alicia Keys to be a good mother, partner, friend
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys said that meditation helped her a lot after she became a mom.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK's Royal Mail launches stamps in Prince Philip's memory
London, May 13 (IANS) The UK's Royal Mail on Thursday announced that it has issued four new stamps in the memory of Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 last month.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Jharkhand Bitumen coal scam: ED takes possession of Classic Coal's assets
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has taken possession of a property worth Rs 3 crore of Jharkhand-based Classic Coal Construction Pvt Ltd in connection with the bitumen coal scam in the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
28 cases of blood clot disorder linked to J&J vax: US CDC
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed 28 cases, including six in men, of a rare blood clotting disorder in adults who have received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, the media reported on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Amid Covid surge, old graves at AMU being dug up for new burials
Aligarh (UP), May 13 (IANS) Despite assurances of all help by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in dealing with the pandemic, the rising death toll has cast an unnerving shadow on the campus graveyard.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Prasoon Joshi reacts after Big B credits him for poem
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi has reacted after veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan rectified his error and credited Joshi for the poem which he had recited on social media.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Home Credit initiatives to support employees during Covid-19
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Home Credit India is supporting its employees with a slew of financial and medical assistance measures which ensures safeguarding the life of employees and their families.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Aus secures 25mn doses of Moderna Covid vax
Canberra, May 13 (IANS) Australia has secured 25 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine produced by US pharmaceuticals manufacturer Moderna, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
NF Railway converts 288 coaches into isolation wards
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has converted 288 of its passenger coaches into Covid care isolation wards and is also equipping the existing six railway hospitals with oxygen plants, NFR General Manager Anshul Gupta said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Redmi Note 10S, Watch launched in India
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Redmi India, a sub-brand of Mi India, on Thursday unveiled Redmi Note 10S along with its first-ever Redmi Watch in the Indian market.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Companies will benefit if States compete for vax: Congress
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As several State governments are contemplating to float global tender to procure Covid vaccines, the Congress has raised an alarm that ultimately it will benefit the companies if state governments compete with each other.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Beyonce slays in all-black ensemble
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) American pop star Beyonce Knowles looks like a million bucks on social media, dressed in an all-black thigh-high slit ensemble.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Xavi extends Al-Sadd contract, ends Barca speculation
May 13, Berlin (IANS) Xavi has signed a new contract with Al-Sadd to put an end to speculation linking him to La Liga giants Barcelona.
2021-05-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Football
The Bihar government extended lock down by 10 more days
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Keeping in view the 'positive impact' of its imposition, the Nitish Kumar government has decided to extend the state-wide lockdown in Bihar by 10 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
5 kids injured in Russia school shooting under close observation
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Five children injured in this week's school shooting in the Russian city Kazan remain under close observation but are "stable", a spokesperson for the Tatarstan regional government said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
War of words between BJP and Cong over bodies found in MP river
Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) After Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, dead bodies have been found floating in Madhya Pradesh, too. At least two bodies have been found in Runjh river in Panna district, triggering a war of words between the BJP and the Congress.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Netherlands to miss captain Van Dijk at Euro 2020
The Hague, May 13 (IANS) Virgil van Dijk will miss this summer's European Championships, as the Netherlands captain will not be fit in time for the start of the tournament.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Delhi urge Centre to supply surplus O2 from it's quota to other state
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Arvind Kejriwal government on Thursday wrote a letter to the Centre to inform that Delhi's daily oxygen requirement has fallen from 700 MT to 582 MT per day and hence, the additional oxygen quota of the national capital should be supplied to other states needing oxygen.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Israel int'l airport closed for landings amid tensions
Tel Aviv, May 13 (IANS) Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, located outside Tel Aviv, has been closed for landings amid rising tensions between the Jewish state and militants in the Gaza Strip, the country's airport authority said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Kirti Kulhari's 'fantasy' comes true
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kirti Kulhari's fantasy has finally come true, going by what she has shared on her social media on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cyclone Tauktae: Efforts on to alert TN fishers
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu fisheries department is trying to alert around 2,500 fishers out in the Arabian sea about a depression which may intensify into Cyclone Tauktae.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
NZ mulls more quarantine-free bubbles for vaccinated visitors
Wellington, May 13 (IANS) New Zealand is considering more quarantine-free travel opportunities for people vaccinated against Covid-19 after the country reopened its borders to Australia and will soon to the Cook Islands, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Global road safety body writes to Gadkari to identify 'blackspots' on India's roads
New Delhi May 13 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF), the Geneva-based global body working for better and safer roads worldwide, has written to road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari urging him to circulate the scientific guidelines developed by the Indian Road Congress (IRC) for identifying and treating the blackspots in the country.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Australian farmers to get relief package for mouse plague
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) on Thursday announced a relief package for farmers dealing with a catastrophic mouse plague that has destroyed crops and caused havoc in communities.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Apple fires newly hired Ex-FB employee over 'misogynistic' comments
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) Apple, which hired ex-Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez, has now fired him following public and internal calls for removal and investigation due to the alleged misogynistic statements he made in the past.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mt. Everest records 1st deaths of 2021 climbing season
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Two climbers have died near the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first fatalities of the 2021 expedition, their expedition agency said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Would support Smith if he becomes Aus captain again: Paine
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Australia Test captain Tim Paine said that he would support Steve Smith if he becomes the team's captain again. Speculation has been rife about Smith returning to the role that he was axed from in the wake of the 2018 ball tampering scandal, especially after Australia lost to India 2-1 at home earlier this year under Paine's captaincy.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Urvashi to donate "Versace baby" proceeds towards Covid relief in India, Palestine
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Urvashi Rautela has said that all proceeds and her earnings from her debut international music album "Versace Baby", with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, will be donated towards Indias fight against Covid-19 and to Palestine Red Crescent Society.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UPSC (Prelims) rescheduled in October
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Civil Services (Preliminary) examination, 2021 was on Thursday deferred and rescheduled in October -- four months from its original schedule.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Survival is tough: SC asks govt to consider harsh realities of migrants with no money, job
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday told Centre that it has to consider harsh realities in connection with migrant workers during the lockdown announced by various state governments.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3-day ceasefire begins in Afghanistan
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) A three-day ceasefire started on Thursday in Afghanistan as people celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with the Eid-al-Fitr festival.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz
MSN Labs inks deal with Lilly to launch baricitinib
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) MSN Labs (MSN) on Thursday announced it has entered into a royalty free, non-exclusive, voluntary license agreement with Eli Lilly and Company of USA for manufacturing and marketing of baricitinib for Covid-19 in India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
1,600 rockets fired from Gaza, 7 Israeli deaths: Military
Tel Aviv, May 13 (IANS) Palestinian militants have now fired more than 1,600 rockets from Gaza at Israel since the latest flare-up of fighting began earlier this week, Israel's military said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Covid survivors strive to help patients hit by pandemic in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Recently Trinanjoy Bhattacharyay, a resident of Behala in the southern fringes of the city, got an SOS early in the morning: "Please help me. My uncle and aunt are dying. Oxygen saturation level has fallen beyond 80." The caller was the couple's nephew who lives in Murshidabad district - nearly 200 kilometres from the city. The couple's only daughter works in Delhi. Bhattacharyay rushed to their home in Tollygunge - some two kilometres from his residence -- only to find the couple gasping for breath.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Kajol shares hilarious 'Revelation 420'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol shared a hilarious revelation on social media on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Warner took news of being axed as SRH captain with class: Haddin
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Batsman David Warner took the news of him being axed as SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) "with class", said the team's assistant coach Brad Haddin.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Jaipur schools block students over fees even as parents fight Covid
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Even though it has been just two months to the start of the new academic session, the private schools in Jaipur are ruling the roost, blocking students from attending online classes due to non-payment of fees, flouting the order of the Supreme Court and the state government.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lilly inks three new pacts to expand availability of baricitinib drug
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Eli Lilly and Company on Thursday announced that it has issued additional royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licenses to the Indian pharmaceutical manufacturers of generic medicines, Dr. Reddy's Ltd, MSN Laboratories and Torrent Pharmaceuticals, who will be collaborating to accelerate and expand the availability of baricitinib for Covid treatment in India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jayapal introduces bill to extend healthcare to immigrants
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives, has reintroduced a bicameral legislation to grant lawful immigrants eligibility to healthcare programs.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
100-bed Covid facility to become functional soon in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 13 (IANS) A 100-bed Covid care hospital set up by the Gurugram district administration in collaboration with the Vedanta Group will soon become functional at Tau Devi Lal stadium in Sector 38.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Lack of use, maintenance, leading to glitches in 'Make in India' ventilators
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Lack of proper use and timely maintenance of 'Make in India' ventilators -- that help you breathe or breathe for you -- is resulting in glitches in the machine amid the Covid crisis, creating another challenging situation for the Centre.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Pak celebrats Eid amid Covid
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday celebrated Eid-al-Fitr amid Covid-19 precautionary measures.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Remote work leads to massive surge in hacking globally: Report
New York, May 13 (IANS) With most people working from home, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a surge in cyber crime. The year 2021 saw 5,258 data breaches across the globe, a third more breaches analysed than last year, according to a report on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CAIT asks Piyush Goyal to stop delivery of non-essential items by e-commerce cos
New Jersey/New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent to Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal has said that going one step further, various e-commerce entities even in the ongoing COVID-19 induced national emergency are delivering non-essential goods in blatant contravention of lockdown guidelines imposed by various State Governments.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Modi to release 8th instalment of Rs 19,000 cr for PM-KISAN scheme on Friday
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the 8th instalment of financial benefits worth Rs 19,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday to benefit more than 9.5 crore farmers.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nepali guide creates world record by climbing Everest twice
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Mingma Tenji Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, has created a world record by scaling Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, twice in the shortest span of time in a season, organisers said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cybercrime thrives during pandemic: Verizon
New Jersey, May 13 (IANS) The Verizon Business 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (2021 DBIR) report saw 5,258 breaches from 83 contributors across the globe, a third more breaches analyzed than last year.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maldivian military ordered to enforce health measures
Male, May 13 (IANS) Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih has ordered the military to implement health and safety measures in order to curb the ongoing fourth wave of the Covid pandemic, local media reported on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
RAI seeks capital support for retail industry amid pandemic
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Retailers Association of India (RAI) has urged the government to take steps for capital infusion into the retail industry with ECLGS benefits and loan moratorium.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Blinken stresses de-escalation in call with Palestinian Prez
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the need to de-escalate tensions and end the ongoing violence in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza during a phone conversation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
AirTag used to successfully track mailed package across UK
London, May 13 (IANS) An Apple customer in the UK has successfully used Apple's Find My network to track an AirTag as it was being sent by mail to a friend in a completely different city.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Blow conch shells to keep Covid at bay: Yoga experts
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Yoga experts are now advising people to blow conch shells in order to strengthen the respiratory system.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai court slaps notice to attach diamantaire Nirav Modi's assets
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Fresh legal troubles are brewing in Mumbai for the fugitive diamantaire Nirav D. Modi, currently seeking bail and battling extradition proceedings in a UK Court, officials said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sterlite sends first load of Oxygen to Tirunelveli hospital
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The Sterlite plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu has dispatched its first load of oxygen to nearby Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The vehicle carrying 4.82 KL of oxygen was flagged off by Tuticorin district collector, Dr K. Senthil Raj from the Sterlite premises.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Thailand reports record Covid cases due to jail clusters
Bangkok, May 13 (IANS) Thailand has reported the highest single-day spike in fresh Covid cases on Thursday after the detection of new prison clusters, according to health authorities.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
Yogi becomes 1st CM to visit AMU
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) that has seen a number of faculty members losing their lives to Covid. He is the first Uttar Pradesh chief minister to do so.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Australia declares 2 new marine parks
Canberra, May 13 (IANS) The Australian government has declared two new massive marine parks in the Indian Ocean in a bid to conserve the area.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Fuel prices unchanged on Thursday
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Fuel retailers spared consumers of any further increase in fuel prices by keeping retail prices of petrol and diesel unchanged on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CDC panel endorses use of Pfizer Covid vax for kids
Washington, May 13 (IANS) A panel of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed using the Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children as young as 12 years.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Asus unveils ZenFone 8, ZenFone 8 Flip
Taipei, May 13 (IANS) After postponing India launch of its much-anticipated smartphones due to the Covid-19 crisis, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS has unveiled its ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Flip for the global market.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Blue Dart Med-Exp to test UAS for vax deliveries
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Logistics company Blue Dart, part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), has formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with the mission of revolutionizing the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India with Drones amid the surging second wave.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
India retain top spot in ICC Test rankings
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India have retained the top spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual update of the Test rankings. India are on 121 rating points while second-placed New Zealand are on 120.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 teaches Indian armed forces new lessons in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
New Delhi, May 13: The Indian armed forces earned international accolades when they reached to people in distress from Indonesia to Sri Lanka during the infamous Asian Tsunami of 2004.
2021-05-13
Category: India, New Delhi,National
50 Cent hails Tom Cruise for backing protest against Golden Globes
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has lauded Tom Cruise after the Hollywood star returned his three Golden Globes to join the protest against the Hollywood Free Press Association (HFPA), organisers of the awards.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
EU launches zero pollution action plan
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) The European Commission has unveiled an action plan to reduce pollution to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems by 2050, when the 27-member bloc aims to become climate neutral.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
China's threat of missile strikes backfires--sparks calls in Australia for nuclear weapons
New Delhi, May 13: Chinas state medias threat to subject Australia to a missile strike, should it support Taiwan, has had an unexpected fallout?it has triggered demands in Canberra for nuclear weapons.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Irfan Siddiqui on his ode to Covid warriors with Javed Ali, Salim-Sulaiman
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Lyricist-screenwriter Irfan Siddiqui teamed up with composers Salim-Sulaiman for the new track "Jazaak Allah". He says the song, sung by Javed Ali, is a vote of thanks to all frontline workers who are working tirelessly as India battles the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indie filmmaker Aditya Kripalani loves making films about 'what ifs'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Aditya Kripalani says that he loves making films that explore stories around people engaging with their and other genders.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid human dimension series: Jailed father meets daughter for first time in 33 years
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Even as Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across India, but the distressful situation has turned out to be a succour to the rarest of the rare reunion between a father and his daughter in Kerala, for the first time after 33 years.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blinken, Lavrov to meet in Iceland on May 20 (Ld)
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during the Arctic Council Ministerial ated to take place in Iceland on May 20.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi's positivity rate falls to 14%, O2 demand also down
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The national capital has reported 10,400 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 20, when the city had reported 28,395 cases, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
During Ramzan amid Covid, Chennai mosque came to their rescue
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) In the holy month of Ramzan, believers give alms to the needy, feed the poor and conduct feats in the society. The evening Ramzan feasts organized by various groups and political leaders turn meeting point for the high and mighty but Covid-19 had put everything on hold.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Moroccan King pardons 810 prisoners on Eid
Rabat, May 13 (IANS) Moroccan King Mohammed VI granted pardon to 810 prisoners on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival, the Justice Ministry said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Malta,Politics
NYC Times Square shooting suspect arrested in Florida
New York, May 13 (IANS) A suspect involved in a shooting incident that took place in New York City's Times Square on May 8, was arrested in the state of Florida, authorities said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Priyanka raps UP govt after HC's stinging comments
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh, saying the truth of fighting Covid has been exposed in the High Court and reiterated that the pandemic can only be fought with more testing and availability of medical services.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Newly elected village head in UP booked for sedition
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) A newly elected village head and his four associates who were arrested last week for breaching Covid protocols were booked under sedition laws on Thursday for allegedly raising anti-India slogans and praising Pakistan.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US reporting average of 2.2mn shots of Covid vax per day
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The US is reporting an average of 2.2 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines per day over the past week, the latest federal data revealed, a slight increase from the most recent low reported on May , when it dipped below 2 million for the first time since March.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Spain expects 45mn foreign tourists in 2021
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Maria Reyes Marot, Spain's Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, said that she hopes the country will be able to welcome over 45 million foreign tourists in 2021.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Nepal heading towards India-like Covid disaster
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Amid an ongoing second wave of the pandemic, Nepal is heading towards an India-like Covid disaster as at least 14 infected patients died in hospitals due to lack in oxygen supply.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bengal ups Ganga vigil to block floating bodies
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) After large number of bodies were fished out of Ganga in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the West Bengal government asked Malda district administration to step up vigil along the river for bodies found floating downstream and cremate them in keeping with protocol.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Hefazat militant pleads guilty over involvement in March riots
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) A top Hefazat-e-Islam militant has pleaded guilty to his involvement in the violent riots that erupted across Bangladesh during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Dhaka in March.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Prime office rentals in NCR, Mumbai stable despite Covid crisis
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The prime office space rentals in the key cities of Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru are expected to remain stable over the next 12-months despite the ongoing Covid crisis, according to a Knight Frank report.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Saloni Batra: Bagging a 'massy' film is not the only way to fulfil my dreams
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Saloni Batra has made a mark with a couple of content-driven roles so far, and she doesn't agree with the idea that working in a film meant for the masses is the only way to make it big in Bollywood.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delaying 2nd Covid vax dose in under 65 may cut deaths: Study
New York, May 13 (IANS) A team of US researchers has found that delaying the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines, at least for people aged under 65, could result in up to 20 per cent lower mortality, but only under certain conditions.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra: Over 14,000 good Samaritans helped us raise $1mn
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared that over 14,000 contributors have helped raise $1 million, to help India amid the second wave of Covid-19. 
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Guterres appoints new UN humanitarian chief
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths as Undersecretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Fighting Covid the alkaline way, a doctor shows how
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In the midst of Covid-19, when the world is at a loss over how to tackle the pandemic unleashed by the coronavirus, with millions infected and hundreds of thousands dead and dying, an expert says keeping the body alkaline is a sure way to fight not just Covid but all illnesses.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
New Cambridge tracker shows India Covid cases will decline by May 23
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A new tracker by Cambridge Judge Business School forecasts that the number of new Covid cases in India has peaked, and will see a declining trend over the two-week forecast period to 23 May.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2 militants arrested for planning attack on B'desh Parliament
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) The counter-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police have arrested two militants for planning and instigating an attack on the country's Parliament in Dhaka.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Being just and fair: IIMA Director at 56th Annual Convocation
Ahmedabad, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), the country's most premium management institute of global stature, held its 56th annual convocation, which was also its first virtual convocation.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Indian PC market surges to 3.1M units in Q1 2021: IDC
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Riding on remote work and learning as the pandemic continues in India, the traditional PC market (inclusive of desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued its growth streak with shipments growing 73.1 per cent year-over-year (YoY) to reach 3.1 million units in the first quarter this year, an IDC report showed on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Aus warship carries 2 dead whales to US naval base
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) The Royal Australian Navy ship, HMAS Sydney pulled into the Naval Base San Diego, with two dead whales stuck under the vessel, a media report said, adding that one of carcasses had been towed to the sea.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
DCGI allows Phase II-III clinical trial of Covaxin on 2 to 18-years-old
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has accorded permission to conduct the Phase II-III clinical trial of Covaxin (Covid vaccine) in the age group of two to 18-years-old to its manufacturer Bharat Biotech Ltd, Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
San Francisco City Hall to reopen to public
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Wednesday announced the schedule for reopening of the City Hall to the public.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Delhi Police reunites 5-yr-old girl with family within 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Blessings poured in as the dedicated efforts of Delhi Police Sub Inspectors Sohan Lal and Komal reunited a five-year-old girl child with her family within 24 hours after she went missing outside from her house while playing with her siblings.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Religious, political gathering behind India's Covid resurgence: WHO
Geneva, May 13 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has blamed several religious and political mass gathering events for fuelling India's dramatic surge in new cases and deaths.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
India smartphone shipments forecast down to 170M units in 2021
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The current Covid wave has hit the smartphone players in India and the market is likely to see a decline of nearly 12 million units -- from 182 million to 170 million -- for the year, a new report forecast on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Night curfew imposed in Arab-Jewish city amid riots
Jerusalem, May 13 (IANS) Israeli police have announced that a night curfew will be imposed in the central city of Lod, where clashes between Arabs and Jews have been spiralling for days.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Navneet Kalra denied anticipatory bail in O2 concentrator case
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A Delhi court on Thursday declined to grant anticipatory bail to businessman Navneet Kalra in connection with the oxygen concentrator black marketing case registered by Delhi Police.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ex-Maldivian Prez recovering after bomb attack
Male, May 13 (IANS) Former Maldivian President and incumbent Parliament Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed is recovering from the injuries sustained in a bomb attack last week, local media reported.
2021-05-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UK private schools blame Covid for 'worse period' since 1940s
London, May 13 (IANS) Private schools in the UK have had their most "worst period" due to the Covid-19 pandemic since World War II, with the number of privately educated children falling for the first time in a decade, a new survey has revealed.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education
Pollard was stunned by 1st contract offered by MI: Bravo
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Dwayne Bravo revealed the role he played in Mumbai Indians (MI) signing Kieron Pollard in 2010. Bravo played for MI between 2008 and 2010 and the team was searching for a replacement after the Trinidadian left for Chennai Super Kings.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Iran to implement Additional Protocol if sanctions lifted'
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) Iran will implement the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty again if sanctions imposed by the US against the country are lifted, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Avika Gor: This time will go but leave a lot of scars
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Avika Gor, who rose to fame as Anandi in the show "Balika Vadhu", feels the Covid pandemic may ebb one day but it is bound to leave scars behind.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU economy rebounds, 4.2% growth projected
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) The economy of the 27-member European Union (EU) will grow by 4.2 per cent in 2021 and 4.4 per cent in 2022, higher than previous estimates, the European Commission said in its Spring Forecast.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Rouhani slams US sanctions as 'oppression against poorest'
Tehran, May 13 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed the sanctions imposed on the country by the US as an act of "direct oppression against the poorest".
2021-05-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US engaging with India on protecting minorities: Official
New York, May 13 (IANS) A senior State Department official dealing with religious freedom, said the US is regularly engaging with Indian officials on protecting the rights of minorities and the government has opportunities to address the concerns of civil society groups.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights
Biden signs executive order to prevent cyber-attacks in US
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Alarmed at repeated cyber-attacks on the country especially after at a key fuel pipeline last week, US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order, implementing new policies to improve national cybersecurity.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Vijayan to take oath on May 20, cabinet still not clear
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will finally take oath of office on May 20, when Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will read out the oath, but what's yet to emerge is the composition of the cabinet.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
How to choose a workout that fits your needs
New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) The process of staying healthy starts with choosing workout that backs your other healthier habits. It is essential that your chosen workout doesn't just help to make you fit, but also keeps energy levels up and provides an overall energy boost.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ruskin Bond handpicks his favourite children's stories ahead of 87th birthday
New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) India's favourite writer Ruskin Bond has brought forth a carefully curated and handpicked collection of his short stories in a new book titled 'All Time Favourites For Children'.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Like O2, Covid vax, PM Modi also missing: RaGa
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying like vaccines, oxygen and medicines, the PM also is missing being only available on pictures here and there.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ethereum founder donates $1.14bn in crypto to Covid-hit India
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Vitalik Buterin, the Russia-based co-founder of the world's second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum, has donated 500 coins and over 50 trillion SHIB meme coin worth around $1.14 billion to the India Covid-Crypto Relief Fund, as the country grapples with the lethal second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Protect yourself against the summer sun
New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) Too much balcony time, exposure to the sun and gadgets may increase skin-related problems.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
This UP cop using his medical degree to fight Covid
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) His father wanted him to be a doctor but he aspired to be a police officer.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India very good at making distractions during a series: Paine
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Australia captain Tim Paine said that they were distracted by India's apparent reluctance to play at the Gabba in Brisbane during the 2020/21 Test series, which eventually led to them losing the series 2-1.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
S'pore's Changi airport tightens measures
Singapore, May 13 (IANS) Singapore's Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced that it will close all passenger terminal buildings to the public starting from Thursday until May 26 in renewed efforts to curb Covid-19 spread.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
45+ to get priority in vaccine: Chandigarh Advisor
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccination in Chandigarh for 18 years is being rolled out gradually but the priority is for those who are above 45 waiting for the second dose, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Mandsaur's hidden 'jewel of music' recreates the 'Dama Dum' song
New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) An incredible voice from Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur, Sugan Devi Gandharv, was discovered recently as part of Delhi-based record label DRecords, which is recreating the magic of the soulful classic 'Dama Dum Mast Kalandar with Punjabi pop icon Daler Mehndi.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
TN CM to hold all party meet on Covid today
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will hold a meeting of leaders of all legislature parties at the Secretariat on Thursday evening, according to an official release. The meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Celebrating the spirit of nursing
New Delhi, May 13 (IANSlife) Recognising nurses are the indispensable warriors of India's fight against the Coronavirus, medical institutions across the country paid special tributes to nurses and lauded their efforts to mark the International Nurses Day on May 12.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US Embassy spokesperson among diplomats expelled from Russia
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Spokesperson at the US Embassy in Moscow, Rebecca Ross is among the 10 American diplomats being expelled from Russia in a retaliatory move.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Mrunal Thakur: 'Most important thing is patience'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur says uncertainty is a natural trait if one belongs to the film industry.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India clocks 3.62 lakh fresh Covid cases, 4,120 deaths
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India on Thursday reported 3,62,727 new Covid cases and 4,120 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
No ceasefire till Israel stops violations in Jerusalem: Hamas
Gaza, May 13 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movemnet, which controls the Gaza Strip, has said that it will not accept any ceasefire with Israel until the Jewish state "completely stops violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem".
2021-05-13
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Hospitals, social orgs run around for O2 cylinders
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Hospitals across Tamil Nadu and social organisations are running from pillar to post to get as many Oxygen cylinders as possible to save precious lives.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Tejpal's lead lawyer succumbs to Covid-19
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal's defence lawyer Rajeev Gomes died following Covid-related complications at a private hospital in South Goa district late on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi gets ready to tackle 'Black Fungus' in UP
Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started making efforts to curb the spread of deadly 'Black Fungus' at its initial stage.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla applies brakes on Bitcoin for vehicle purchases
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) After less than two months of going bullish on Bitcoin, Tesla on Thursday applied brakes on the popular cryptocurrency as a payment mode to buy its electric vehicles, citing environmental harm.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Burmese beauty queen turns rebel
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Burmese beauty queen Htar Htet Htet has turned rebel, promising to bring down the brutal military junta in Myanmar or die fighting it.
2021-05-13
Category: International, India,Politics
US gas prices rise amid key pipeline shutdown
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The national average gas prices in the US have increased above $3 a gallon for the first time since 2014 amid the six-day shutdown of a major fuel pipeline following a cybersecurity attack.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Most Covid vax in EU should be effective against Indian variant'
Brussels, May 13 (IANS) Most of the Covid-19 vaccines currently in use in the European Union (EU) should be effective against the variant first identified in India, an official from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Cop suspended for beating Imam in UP's Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, May 13 (IANS) A police post in-charge was suspended for allegedly beating up an Imam while trying to disperse people after the completion of the namaaz at a Mosque here.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Allahabad HC asks govt to set up panel for Covid plaints
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute a three-member Pandemic Public Grievance Committee (PPGC) in every district to look into the grievances of the public in Covid treatment in the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blinken urges de-escalation in call with Netanyahu
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken continued urging all parties to de-escalate tensions and end violence in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN concerned over 'most serious escalation' between Israel, Palestine
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) A UN envoy has expressed concerns over "the most serious escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in years", adding that the ground situation continues to deteriorate.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samples of Jaipur panther, white tiger, lioness to be taken again
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) While the sample of a lion, named Tripur, living in Jaipur zoo, has been found positive for Covid, the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) officials have said that sample reports of a panther, a white tiger and a lioness from Jaipur, were inconclusive.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India will have to invest heavily in infrastructure for economy to recover: UN expert
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) India will have to invest heavily in infrastructure in order to recover from the economic havoc brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, even if that means going in for deficit financing, according to a UN expert.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Michael B. Jordan: It's a lively time to be an actor right now (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Over the past decade, Michael B. Jordan has gained a massive fanbase with his performances in films like "Fruitvale Station '', "Creed '' and the comicbook supervillain Erik Killmonger in "Black Panther''. With inclusivity and diversity taking centre-stage in Hollywood, the international heartthrob feels it is a "lively time" to be an actor right now.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Liz Cheney's ouster from Republican leadership may deepen divide
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The ouster of Liz Cheney, a fierce critic of Donald Trump over his narrative of "a stolen election", from the US House Republican leadershipis thought to have underscored the former President's massive and continuing importance in the increasingly divided party with uncertain consequences.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
US fuel pipeline restarts ops after 6-day shutdown
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The operator of a key US fuel pipeline, that was forced to shut down for six days due to a cybersecurity attack, said that it has restarted operations.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden expects Israeli-Palestinian clashes to end soon
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden is expecting the ongoing violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians will be "closing down sooner than later", while urging for restoring a sustainable calm.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sri Lanka to impose travel restrictions
Colombo, May 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have decided to declare strict islandwide travel restrictions in efforts to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic from spreading further amid an ongoing resurgence.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
1,000-yr-old Buddhist statues restored in China
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Twelve Buddhist statues in China's Shandong province dating back nearly 1,000 years have undergone their first renovation in 39 years.
2021-05-13
Category: International, China,Art/Culture/Books
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 160mn
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 159.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.32 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid human dimension series: A week after delivery, Telangana doctor loses battle to virus
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) This is another heartbreaking story of a Covid warrior. A young lady doctor lost her battle to the deadly virus barely a week after delivering a baby.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Machine Gun Kelly searched Megan Fox's home for ghosts
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Rapper Machine Gun Kelly searched his girlfriend Megan Fox's house with a weapon to search for an intruder, though he felt he needed to call a "ghostbuster" because there was no one there.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Chinese mainland reports 9 new imported Covid cases
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported nine new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Arlo Parks on coming out to family: Knew I'd be loved, accepted
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Arlo Parks said she was always sure her family would love and accept her when she told them she was bisexual at the age of 17.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Panic after bodies found buried in sand in UP's Unnao
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Four days after dead bodies of suspected Covid patients were spotted floating on the Ganga river in eastern UP and Bihar, reports have now shown that multiple bodies have been buried in sand at two locations along the Ganga river in Unnao district.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Norway excludes AstraZeneca from vaccination campaign
Copenhagen, May 13 (IANS) Norway has removed the vaccine against Covid-19 made by AstraZeneca from its inoculation campaign, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Campaign against Hamas only beginning, says Israel as deaths rise
Tel Aviv/Gaza City, May 13 (IANS) Israel has killed several Hamas commanders and blew up a 14-floor high-rise in the Gaza Strip as the country stepped up its military campaign.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Lavrov, Blinken discuss upcoming Russia-US summit over phone
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talked about cooperation within the Arctic Council and Washington's Russia-US summit proposal during his telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Germany lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) The German government eased entry restrictions for travellers on Wednesday, allowing people who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the coronavirus to enter the country without any quarantine obligation.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UK PM announces independent inquiry into govt's Covid handling
London, May 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced that an independent public inquiry into the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic will begin in spring 2022.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia's Covid-19 cases surpass 4.9 million
Moscow, May 13 (IANS) Russia registered 8,217 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 4,905,059, the country's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
K'taka 'temporarily suspends' vax drive for 18-44 age group
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Owing to the short supply of Covid vaccines, Karnataka on Wednesday decided to 'temporarily suspend' vaccination drive for those aged between 18 to 44 years.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Canada's Covid cases surpass 1.3 million
Ottawa, May 13 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, reported 2,320 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's cumulative total to 1,302,637 cases, including 24,756 deaths.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Karnataka logs in 39,998 new Covid cases, 517 deaths
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) With the pandemic's second wave unabated, 39,998 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, including 16,286 in Bengaluru, while 517 patients succumbed to coronavirus, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Drug firms resume supplying Remdesivir in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Pharma majors Cipla and Jubilant resumed supplying anti-viral drug Remdesivir in Karnataka a day after the state government warned them of legal action if they failed to deliver in 24 hours, said state Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Oxygen cylinder rates capped in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 13 (IANS) To ensure proper delivery of oxygen cylinders to the Covid patients at their doorsteps, the Gurugram District Magistrate has issued orders to fix the rate of cylinders. Now, a small cylinder (B type) will cost Rs 80, big cylinder (D type) will cost Rs 250, while the delivery charge will be Rs 100.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Vaccine shortage forces B'luru to focus on those due for 2nd dose
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The Chief Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Gaurav Gupta, said on Wednesday that the civic body would focus on administering anti-Covid vaccine to those who are due for the second dose, given the shortage of vaccine supply in the city.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Badminton great Padukone making good recovery after Covid
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is making good recovery after having been discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he was admitted for a week due to Covid.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
French Open to welcome spectators, introduce night session
Hanover, May 13 (IANS) Organisers of French Open hope to welcome around 1,18,000 fans at the upcoming tennis grand slam in Paris.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Prakash Padukone discharged from hospital
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is making good recovery after having been discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he was admitted for a week due to Covid.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Badminton
French Open to welcome spectators, night session to debut
Hanover, May 12 (IANS) The French Open hopes to welcome around 118,000 fans for the upcoming tennis Grand Slam in Paris, if all goes well, organisers said on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Tennis
Airlines rush to get their workforce vaccinated
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) In anticipation of rising travel demand on the back of an accelerated vaccination programme, several domestic airlines are planning to initiate an internal inoculation drive for their workforce.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka seeks report on 'black fungus'
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhkar said on Wednesday that he has sought information from health experts about the 'black fungus' being detected among Covid patients in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karatsev demolishes third seed Medvedev, Zverev advances
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Russia's Aslan Karatsev continued his good form by taking out compatriot and third seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
2008 Olympic gold left a huge void in my life: Shooter Bindra
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic Games gold medallist, rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, has said that winning the country's elusive medal "created a very large void in my life" and that his biggest mental crisis came post the 2008 grand success.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Unemployed doctors come forward to fight Covid in Mizoram
Aizawl, May 12 (IANS) In a generous gesture, over 400 unemployed doctors, nursing students, laboratory technicians and pharmacists in Mizoram have voluntarily agreed to assist the government in Covid management, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru: Beneficiaries can get food packets from Indira Canteens without showing IDs
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) After coming under severe criticism for asking people to furnish their identity cards to get free meal packets from the Indira Canteens in the city, the Bengaluru civic body on Wednesday revised its rules and directed the canteens to distribute food to the people without asking for their ID cards.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fencer Bhavani sticks to routine, avoids milk and sugar
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Indian fencer Bhavani Devi has given up milk and sugar as part of her preparation for Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BMC floats global bid to acquire 1 cr Covid vaccines
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) In a major decision, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday issued a global tender to acquire 1 crore vaccines, an official said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Wheat procurement up 1/3rd over last year: Food Ministry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Procurement of wheat in the current Rabi Marketing Session is seeing a one-third increase over the corresponding period last year, with 341.77 lakh metric tonne (LMT) procured on MSP till May 1, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I may not play in remainder of IPL 2021: Ben Stokes
London, May 12 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said that he and other England players may not be able to join their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on resumption of the T20 tournament.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Raj govt to float global tender to import Covid vaccine
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to float a global tender to procure Covid-19 vaccine doses from the international manufacturers in the absence of adequate supply of vaccine shots for the 18+ age group.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Float global tender for vaccines, Sushil Modi urges Nitish
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to avoid depending on the Centre and Indian pharmaceutical companies and purchase vaccines from foreign countries to inoculate the people of the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi govt to add 200 more vaccination centres
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Although all the existing vaccination centers in the national capital have run out of Covaxin stock for the 18-44 age group and will only administer Covishield to this segment, the Delhi government has decided to set up around 200 more vaccination centers across the city.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Seven-day quarantine for Indian shooters in Zagreb
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The 28-member national shooting contingent, which reached Croatia in the early hours of Wednesday, will undergo seven days of quarantine before stepping out for practice. The squad includes 13 Olympic-bound shooters.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka fishermen told to return as cyclone brews in Arabian Sea
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warning of a cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea by May 16, the Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday ordered Karnataka fishermen to return to the shore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Italian Open: Serena loses her 1000th match, to Nadia
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Rising Argentine star Nadia Podoroska added another name to a growing list of big career wins when she defeated American star Serena Williams 7-6(6), 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. It was the 1,000th Tour match of Serena.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
110-year-old man beats Covid in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) A 110-year-old man has recovered from Covid-19 at a hospital here, thus becoming probably one of the oldest patients in the country to recover from the dreaded virus, doctors said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nagaland goes for total lockdown, more curbs in other NE states
Guwahati/Kohima/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) The Nagaland government has clamped total lockdown across the state for eight days while Assam and the other six northeastern states extended the timings of curfew and imposed other restrictions to curb the alarming spread of Covid, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Low testing, high Covid numbers plague Andhra on Wed
Amaravati, May 12 (IANS) Despite relatively lower testing numbers, Andhra Pradesh reported Covid cases above the 20,000-mark on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BJP trying to sneak in through backdoor in Puducherry: DMK
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister and senior DMK leader Durai Murugan on Wednesday questioned the BJP's central leadership and the Union government for nominating three MLAs to the Puducherry Assembly without consulting the Chief Minister.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PM reviews availability and supply of oxygen, medicines
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review availability and supply of oxygen and medicines to tackle Covid.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2 Bengal BJP MLAs resign as MLAs after party directive (Ld correcting headline)
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The BJP's MLA count in West Bengal came down to 75 from 77 on Wednesday after two of its MPs, who won the Assembly polls and became MLAs, decided to continue as parliamentarians and resigned from the legislative Assembly.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hero MotoSports riders begin on a positive note
Villamartin (Spain), May 12 (IANS) Joaquim Rodrigues gave a winning start to Hero MotoSports Team Rally's (HMTR) campaign, clinching the top spot in the Prologue stage of the Andalucia Rally on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Retail inflation eases to 4.29% in April as food prices fall
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lower food prices sequentially eased India's retail inflation in April as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 4.29 per cent from 5.52 per cent in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi reports 13,287 new Covid cases, positivity rate below 18%
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 13,287 new Covid-19 cases, while 300 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
40 nurses succumbed to corona in Bihar this year: Association
Patna, May 12 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus has taken lives of 40 nurses in Bihar so far, due to lack of basic facilities which they needed during duty in a pandemic, the Bihar Medical and Health Employee Association said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Lanka Premier League cricket from July 30
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) The second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held from July 30 to August 22, said Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the sport's governing body in the island nation, on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Bengal: 2 BJP MLAs chose to remain MPs, step down
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The BJPs MLA count in West Bengal came down to 75 from 77 on Wednesday after two of its MPs, who won the Assembly polls and became MLAs, decided to continue as parliamentarians and resigned from the legislative Assembly.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
31 town administrations not to host Tokyo Olympic athletes
Tokyo, May 12 (IANS) As many as 31 town administrations in and around Tokyo have said they will not host overseas athletes for training and cultural exchanges before the Olympic Games due to shortage of manpower caused by Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Subscription for 1st tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2021-22 from May 17
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Centre has issued the schedule for the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme 2021-22 and the subscription for the first tranche of the scheme will open on May 17.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
House arrest can be ordered on basis of accused's age, health, antecedents: SC
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said legislatures can ponder over utility of house arrest in post-conviction cases as a measure for problem of overcrowding in prisons.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aussies to bring back batting coach after home debacle vs India
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) Smarting under loss to India in a Test series at home, Australia are looking to bring back a specialist batting coach or consultant ahead of the Ashes series against old rivals England.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lanxess raises guidance for 2021
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lanxess has raised its guidance for 2021 following a good first quarter.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ruia Hospital death toll 23, not 11: CPI national secy
Tirupati, May 12 (IANS) Alleging that 23 persons had died in the Ruia Hospital tragedy here, Communist Party of India (CPI) national secretary K. Narayana on Wednesday accused the Andhra Pradesh government of hiding the facts.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Actor Harshvardhan Rane donates oxygen concentrator to Cyberabad police
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who sold his bike to arrange oxygen concentrators for needy, donated one of them to the Cyberabad police.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
England-bound cricketers to assemble in Mumbai soon for quarantine
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Members of the Indian cricket team could assemble in Mumbai either on May 19 or May 24 to undergo quarantine before their departure to England on June 2 by a charter flight.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Granules to provide 16 cr paracetamol tablets to Telangana
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Granules, a vertically-integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, on Wednesday announced it has pledged to provide the Telangana government paracetamol-500 mg tablets free of cost to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Asim Riaz to release debut rap song on Eid, drops teaser clip
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" star and model Asim Riaz on Wednesday dropped a small teaser on Instagram of his debut single as a rapper. The song is scheduled to release on Eid.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NTPC vaccinates over 70,000 employees, their dependents
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Country's largest power producer NTPC has inoculated over 70,000 of its employees, workers and their family members across its operations.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
VMware appoints Raghu Raghuram as CEO, Dhawan as President
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Enterprise software major VMware on Wednesday announced to appoint Raghu Raghuram as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective from June 1, 2021.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Vaccination big weapon in fight against Covid: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday that vaccination is a big weapon in the fight against Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's March industrial output zooms on low base effect
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The low base effect from last year's nationwide lockdown powered the growth of India's industrial output in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Skeet shooter Bajwa trying to get a grip on new gun butt
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Olympic hopeful in men's skeet event, changed butt of his gun in March to prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, but is yet to get accustomed to new equipment, says a shotgun coach.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Justice Chandrachud tests Covid positive, case hearings deferred
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has tested positive for Covid-19, apex court sources said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SAI should build indoor arena for javelin throw: Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) With the Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is disappointed that he can't compete in international events in Europe due to a huge spike in Coronavirus cases in India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Jailed Sacha Sauda chief hospitalised in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is undergoing an imprisonment in Rohtak jail of Haryana, was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after he complained of dizziness.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's downward trend in Covid cases continues
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The downward trend in new Covid-19 cases and fatalities continued in Telangana on Wednesday while the number of active cases dropped below 60,000.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
A helping hand for Covid-affected in Ghazipur
Ghazipur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Few days back, Satish Kumar, an assistant professor at the Swami Sahajanand Post Graduate College in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, found his father suffering from Covid-like symptoms.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
No Eid party for Ayub Khan this year
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Ayub Khan says he will not celebrate Eid this year because spiritually one needs to be sensitive towards fellow human beings during a time as testing as the current one.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harsh Vardhan assures enhancing Telangana's quota of oxygen, vaccines
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Ministerv Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday assured Telangana that the Centre will enhance its quota of oxygen, medicines and vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Juhi Chawla: What are you grateful for today?
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Wednesday inspired netizens to count their blessings at a time when the nation is battling a deadly second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Aadar Jain: We can all be responsible citizens by getting vaccinated
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Aadar Jain on Wednesday got his Covid-19 shot and said that all of us can be responsible citizens by getting vaccinated.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's NITRD designated Covid centre with 111 beds for patients
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD) has been converted into a designated Covid care centre in the national capital, a notice in this regard issued by Delhi government's health and family welfare department on Wednesday announced.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anjum Fakih plans 'low-key' Eid celebrations this year
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Eid is just around the corner and actress Anjum Fakih says this year will be all about low-key celebration owing to the pandemic, because just like last year, this year, too, she is confined indoors with her family.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oracle unveils ad measurement tech for 3D in-game environments
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced the worlds first ad measurement technology for 3D in-game environments, as it helps marketers better understand advertising performance in video games.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SA Emerging Women's squad for Zimbabwe announced
Pretoria, May 12 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced a 16-member Emerging Womens squad that will tour Zimbabwe from May 18 to 26 for a five-match one-day series.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra keeps vaccination of 18-44 age group on hold
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Owing to continued shortage of vaccines, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to temporarily put on hold the inoculation drive for the 18-44 age groups, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Disheartening to hear some states complaining, says Bharat Biote
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Bharat Biotech has said that it is disheartening to hear some states complaining about its intentions regarding supply of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi quits
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Nikhil Gandhi, the India Head of China's ByteDance-owned short video-sharing platform TikTok, has decided to quit and is currently serving his notice period, IWMBuzz reported.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ensure no one dies of oxygen shortage tonight, Bombay HC tells Goa
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's Panaji bench on Wednesday said that oxygen paucity in the state's apex health facility was grim and directed top government officials that no death should occur at least on Wednesday night due to lack of oxygen.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha sees Covid deaths, cases rise again; state toll races past 78K
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Maharashtra saw Covid-19 cases and fatalities go up again and the state toll raced past the 78,000 mark, though Mumbai continued to improve, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
SA Emerging Women set for Zimbabwe tour
Pretoria, May 12 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced a 16-member Emerging Women squad, which will tour Zimbabwe from May 18 to 26 for a five-match one-day series.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Oppn writes to PM: Stop Central Vista project, use money for vaccines
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Twelve major opposition parties including four chief ministers have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the government should stop the Central Vista project and instead use the money to procure oxygen and vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RJD claims Nitish govt arrested Pappu Yadav to divert attention from its failures
Patna, May 12 (IANS) A day after Jan Adhikar Party chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav was put behind bars, allegedly in a three-decade-old case, the Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) claimed that the BJP-JDU combined government had arrested him to divert attention from its failure in handling the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Resist from dictating state officials, Mamata writes to Dhankhar
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) In a controversial development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to resist himself from 'communicating and 'dictating' the state officials surpassing the CM and her Council of Ministers.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'99 songs' actor Ehan Bhat joins 'Broken But Beautiful 3' cast
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Ehan Bhat, who made his debut in AR Rahman's musical romance "99 Songs" in April, has been roped in for the web series "Broken But Beautiful 3".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B Praak shares photo of under-construction residence, says God is kind
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) National Award-winning singer B Praak says his upcoming new house is his dream come true. B Praak took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to share photographs of the under-construction residence.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
More athletes, cricketers take Covid-19 vaccine shots
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Several Indian sportspersons, from England-bound cricketers to Indian athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics, took their Covid-19 vaccination shots on Wednesday as they prepared for major international assignments in the coming months.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'High time' for MRP of oxygen concentrators to stop black-marketing: HC
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a bid to stop black-marketing of oxygen concentrators and hoarding other Covid-related medical equipment, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday told the Centre to fix their maximum retail price (MRP) immediately.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM-CARES sanctions procurement of 1.5L units of Oxycare System
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The PM-CARES Fund has sanctioned the procurement of 1.5 lakh units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 crore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Himanshi Khurana channels inner 'Black Rose' in new pic
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Punjabi star and "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Himanshi Khurana strikes a killer black pose in a new photo she posted on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
13 Aussie cricketers appeal to help India fight Covid-19
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Australian men and women cricketers have increased their efforts to help India in its fight against the Covid-19 crisis, urging every citizen of their country to come forward and donate liberally to UNICEF Australia.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Epic offered Sony $200M to bring PS games to its store on PC: Report
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games has been trying to convince Sony, Microsoft and other publishers to bring their titles to Epic Games Store and is also willing to spend millions to do so, media reports said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Maruti Suzuki extends free service, warranty period for customers
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Automoile major Maruti Suzuki India has extended 'free service, warranty' to customers in the light of the second Covid-19 wave.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid impact: Screen time tops 6 hours a day for kindergarteners
New York, May 12 (IANS) Kindergarteners spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during two early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, a small study suggests.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Education
100 Oxygen Expresses delivered 6,260 MT of LMO to states
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Wednesday said that 100 Oxygen Express operated by it so far have delivered 6,260 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) across the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC panel Chairman Sampla on Bengal visit
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Taking a serious view of complaints regarding atrocities being committed on the Dalits in West Bengal, National Commission for Schedule Castes Chairman Vijay Sampla on Wednesday left for a two-day visit to West Bengal, beginning May 13.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Arjun Bijlani joins initiative to help Covid patients find beds
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani has tied up with an initiative that helps Covid patients find beds in hospitals across the country. He says that it is imperative for everyone to come forward and pitch in with efforts to fight the virus.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK strain behind Covid spike in Raj: State health minister
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) The UK strain of Covid virus is the reason behind the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Rajasthan, state Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Assamese litterateur Homen Borgohain dies at 89 after post-Covid complications
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi awardee, renowned litterateur Homen Borgohain died here on Wednesday following post-Covid-19 complications, doctors said. He was 89.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Political machinations, deadly resistance over 2 centuries of Indian history
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) From multi-award-winning and bestselling historian William Dalrymple comes a four-book collection chronicling the thrilling rise and fall of the East India Company.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
K'taka converting abandoned ESI hospital into Covid care centre
Kalaburagi, May 12 (IANS) With the Karnataka government looking for new places to set up makeshift Covid care facilities, Mines and Geology minister Murugesh Nirani on Wednesday directed the authorities to refurbish an abandoned old hospital building of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Four in child care centre found Covid infected, sent to healthcare center
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Four children in Delhi government-run child care homes were found Covid-infected and have been sent to healthcare centes for treatment, the state government said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Salman Khan appeals against piracy ahead of 'Radhe' release
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday posted an Instagram video urging fans to watch his new film "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" on the official pay-per-view platform where it releases on May 13, and not to resort to piracy.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF's Covid relief efforts increased three-fold in one week
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has flown 732 sorties with a flying time of over 1,419 hours within the country and across the globe transporting Covid relief materials in the last one month.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New Covid cases show decline, but deaths rise in J&K
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) Despite the number of new cases showing decline during the last three days, Covid-related deaths in J&K kept rising on Wednesday as 65 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
India's biggest test in Eng: No matches for one-and-a-half months
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) On its upcoming tour of England, the Indian cricket team's biggest challenge will be the one-and-a-half month, between World Test Championship (WTC) final and Test series against the host, when it will have no competitive cricket.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rob Savage: Anyone with an internet connection could be part of 'Host'
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Rob Savages horror film "Host", which recently released digitally, features non-actors. The filmmaker says anyone with an internet connection was eligible to be part of the film.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kerala records highest daily tally of 43,529 cases, TPR reaches 30%
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) There seems to be no respite from the rising number of daily Covid positive cases in Kerala as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 43,529 turned positive from 1,46,320 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Man who battled death is back on Kolkata's streets helping those in distress
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Social worker Nitai Das Mukherjee, 52, who battled death for 42 long days in a private hospital in Kolkata after he was infected by the deadly coronavirus in March last year, is back on the roads of the city in his quest to give shelter to the homeless and life to ailing.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Parineeta Borthakur wants to participate in reality shows
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur, who was last seen in "Gupta Brothers: Chaar Kunware From Ganga Kinaare", is keen on participating in reality TV shows next. The actress says that she wants the audience to see how she truly is.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Torrent donates 50 medical oxygen plants
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Torrent Group has donated 50 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen production plants to 50 different government hospitals across the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine