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Photos in iOS 15 can identify people by their upper bodies
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Apple has detailed how it used machine learning advancements to introduce significantly improved people recognition in iOS 15, including in situations when a face isn't clearly visible.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ICSE, ISC board exam results for 2021 out
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) on Saturday announced the results for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or class 10 and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) or class 12 exams on its official website. Students can check their results by opening the CISCE website as well as by sending a message through a mobile phone.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
SC declines info under RTI on elevation of top court lawyers as HC judges
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has declined to part with information under RTI Act in connection with Supreme Court Bar Association letter, for proposing names of top court advocates for appointment as High Court judges.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
No demand by BCCI on release of Shaw, Yadav for Test team: Dhawan (ld with change in dateline)
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Indian limited-overs team captain Shikhar Dhawan said on Saturday that there has been no request from Indian cricket board to release any batsman from the squad in Sri Lanka as reinforcement for Test squad in England.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Country's largest family health centre opened in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) The country's largest family health centre was opened at Vazhakkad in Malappuram here on Saturday by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan online.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No demand by BCCI on immediate release of Shaw, Yadav for Test team: Dhawan
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian limited-overs team captain Shikhar Dhawan said on Saturday that there has been no request from the Indian cricket board to release any of the batsmen from the squad in Sri Lanka as reinforcement for the Test squad in England.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Cricket
Pent-up demand to sustain consumer durables' revenue traction
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Pent-up demand, coupled with work-from-home provisions, will sustain the strong revenue traction of the consumer durables sector in the coming quarters.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amarinder, Stalin hail Mirabai Chanu's Olympic triumph (Ld)
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Tamil Nadu on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for bagging silver in the 49 kg category, securing India's first medal at ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Sports
Meghna Malik not keen on playing just simple, linear characters
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Actress Meghna Malik, who played the popular character of 'Ammaji' in the show "Na Aana Iss Des Lado", and more recently was seen in Hindi biopic "Saina", says that she wants to do more complex characters.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ashutosh Rana opens up about recreating emperor Aurangzeb on screen
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor Ashutosh Rana will soon be seen playing the role of emperor Aurangzeb in the historical web show "Chhatrasal". The seasoned actor says that history and period dramas have always fascinated him.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
India's Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Panwar headline Day 2 of shooting competition
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian shooters will aim to lift themselves from Saturday's disappointing show when they begin Day 2 of their campaign at the Asaka Shooting Range on Sunday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Aparshakti Khurana to once again host Indian Sports Honours
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana will once again be seen hosting the Indian Sports Honours. This is the second time the actor will be hosting this awards show.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
Mansi Srivastava to join the cast of 'Kundali Bhagya'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Mansi Srivastava will join the cast of the show "Kundali Bhagya". She will be seen playing the character of Sonakshi.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
J&K IAS officer says CBI searched his premises, found nothing incriminating
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid the searches at 40 locations by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the illegal arms licences case, IAS officer Shahid Choudhary broke his silence saying that the agency searched his premises and found nothing incriminating.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We expected Chanu to strike gold, but silver is like gold for us: Mirabai's family
Imphal, July 24 (IANS) The family members of Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won a historic silver medal in the women's 49 kg category at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, are elated by her success, though they expected her to strike gold.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Manipur,Sports,Human Interest/Society
Olympics boxing: Seasoned Vikas Krishan stunned by Japanese upstart
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's campaign in the Tokyo Olympic boxing competition started on a dismal note as Vikas Krishan was stunned by local hopeful Sewonrets Quincy Mensah Okazawa in the opening round of the men's 69kg on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
33-year-old man commits suicide in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 24 (IANS) A 33-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself inside a private company's premises in IMT Manesar Sector-2, Gurugram, on Saturday afternoon. However, no suicide note has been recovered. Manesar police have sent the body for autopsy and are probing the case.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mirabai's silver medal a sparkling start for India in Olympics: Stalin
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday wished Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu for her achievement.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Foreign-bound Indian nationals can get Covishield second dose in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Foreign-bound Indian nationals, who have taken the first dose of Covishield or AstraZeneca vaccine in a foreign country, can now receive the second dose of Covishield in Odisha, state government officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National
K'taka govt eases curbs in places of worship, allows amusement parks to reopen
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Saturday further eased restrictions in places of worship and also allowed amusement parks and similar places to reopen from Sunday onwards.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mirabai's medal a big boost for Indian weightlifting: Karnam Malleswari
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Karnam Malleswari and N Kunjarani Devi, two legends of Indian weightlifting, on Saturday hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, silver medallist in women's 49kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics for her determination, willpower, and hard work that helped her recover from a disastrous campaign at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
J&K arms licence case: CBI raids 40 locations, including 2 IAS officers' homes (3rd Ld)
New Delhi/Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Launching a swift action, multiple teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out searches at 40 locations, including the residential premises of 2 IAS officers, in Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi in connection with its probe into an alleged illegal arms licence case.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IRSDC invites RFQ for redevelopment of Udaipur railway station
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC) has invited Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur City Railway Station, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
US purchased extra 200 million doses of Covid jab: Pfizer
New York, July 24 (IANS) The US government has purchased an additional 200 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IPO fund outflow, commodity prices to keep rupee subdued (IANS Rupee Forecast)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) The expected outflow of IPO monies to foreign venture capitalists will impact rupee's position via-a-vis USD in the coming week.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Telcos sought relief in guise of arithmetical errors: SC in AGR case
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that the telecom companies' plea seeking 'rectification of defects in computation of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) would lead to recalculation of the amount in AGR dues, which has already been rejected by the top court last year.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death toll mounts to 9 as rain plays havoc in Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Torrential rain continued to cause a flood-like situation across Karnataka on Saturday with the death toll rising to 9.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan lavish praise on Mirabai Chanu
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Indian sports fraternity, including cricketing greats such as Sachin Tendulkar and the country's white-ball skipper on the tour of Sri Lanka Shikhar Dhawan, led the praise for Mirabai Chanu, who became the first weightlifter from the country to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games, in Tokyo on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Local MPs working to transform trans-Yamuna area of East Delhi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Local parliamentarians of the trans-Yamuna area are making efforts to get East Delhi -- once the most neglected part of Delhi -- selected in the Smart City project. The parliamentarians, Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwari, are making all efforts to make the trans-Yamuna region a part of the Smart City project.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Go First operates first night flight from Jammu to Delhi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Budget airline Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has operated the first ever night flight from Jammu to Delhi.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana to restore British era musical flood alert system in Osman Sagar
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) As Telangana officials scrambled to save lives and property amid the recent flood and heavy rain, one senior official in Hyderabad literally stumbled upon a melodious musical flood warning system which went mute at a reservoir.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra Pradesh Governor completes 2 years in office
Amaravati, July 24 (IANS) On completing two years in office as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Saturday said he received good cooperation from the YSRCP government as well as love and affection from the people.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Reliance Jio clocks strong subscriber adds in Q1
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Jio's gross subscriber additions, though down 14 per cent QoQ, were still healthy at 26.7 million due to continued traction on new JioPhone offer, foreign brokerage, Jefferies said in a report.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
People will oppose DMK govt if it allows lotteries: AIADMK
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the AIADMK's Joint Coordinator K. Palaniswami on Saturday warned the DMK government that it would face public ire if the sale of lottery tickets was allowed.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
It's raining stones, onions, jackfruit seeds on these Kerala houses
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) A unexplained phenomenon is taking place at two homes in the hilly district of Idukki. For the past two weeks, at the two residences of a father and son duo of Suresh and Selvaraj, it's literally raining stones, onions and jackfruit seeds.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Olympics tennis: Djokovic starts campaign with a win
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Men's world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia and women's world No. 8 Iga Swiatek of Poland won their opening-round matches in the Olympics tennis event at the Ariake Tennis Park here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ravi Teja to resume "Khiladi" shoot on July 26
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Well known Telugu actor Ravi Teja will once again start the shooting of his upcoming film "Khiladi". The shooting re-starts on July 26.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Philippines evacuates over 15,000 people amid flood threat
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines have evacuated more than 15,000 people in Metro Manila and some other parts of the country amid a flood threat, a disaster management official said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
AIFF launches medical support policy for players, technical staff
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has come up with a policy to create a support system for football players and technical staff who have served Indian national teams and may require support related to hospitalisation costs, or grants to their families in case of the footballer's death.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
I'm not involved with HotShots claims Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) In a latest development in the controversial porn case involving Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, the Bollywood actress has denied her involvement with the company or its nature of content and has pointed fingers at Kundra's brother-in-law.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
33 Taliban militants killed in Afghan airstrikes
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Thirty-three Taliban militants were killed and 17 others injured in strikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in two provinces, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
China reports 13 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 13 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, with 12 in Jiangsu and one in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
iPhone 13 may support 25W fast charge power adapter
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) The iPhone 13 may support faster-charging speeds with a 25W power adapter, compared to the current limitation of the iPhone 12, which only supports fast charging at up to 20W, media reported.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Philippines lowers alert level for Taal volcano
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines on Saturday lowered the alert level from 3 to 2 for the Taal volcano, near Manila, due to "decreased unrest".
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Protests in Sydney against lockdown
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters gathered in Australia's largest city of Sydney on Saturday amid a deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the country.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
UP govt to provide free WiFi in every city from Aug 15
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free WiFi facility to the youth of the state from August 15 this year.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Technology
Accidental weightlifter to Olympic medallist, Mirabai Chanu's story (Profile)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) From failing to lift in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games to winning a silver medal in Tokyo, life has come a long way for Indian weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Taliban slams US airstrikes as breach of Doha deal
New Delhi/Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The Taliban on Saturday slammed the US airstrikes in the Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, as a violation of the Doha agreement.
2021-07-24
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Alphabet announces new robotics software company Intrinsic
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Google's parent company Alphabet has announced a new company called Intrinsic that will focus on building software for industrial robots.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rising temperature, air and noise pollution still not on aviation radar
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) More than a year after the Delhi High Court directed the Centre Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), they have not taken any tangible steps to address the issue of air pollution and noise pollution caused due to aviation.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NASA to take SpaceX flight for Mission to Jupiter's icy moon
Washington, July 24 (IANS) NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, slated for a launch to Jupiter's icy moon in October 2024, will fly aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket built by SpaceX.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NZ's travel bubble suspension with Aus upsets hospitality sector
Wellington, July 24 (IANS) New Zealand's eight-week suspension in the travel bubble with Australia has had an immediate impact on the country's hospitality sector.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Banknote used to threaten Afghan envoy's daughter in Islamabad
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A 50 Pakistani Rupees banknote that mentioned threatening remarks to the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhel, was found with his daughter after she returned home in Islamabad following her abduction, a media report said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Trinamool nominates ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) In a surprise development Trinamool Congress nominated retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar to the Rajya Sabha.
2021-07-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP's Somu Veerraju launches temple protection tour in Andhra
Amaravati, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Somu Veerraju on Saturday launched a temple tour programme across the state, aimed at protecting them amid alleged attacks over the past months.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Japan expert Jeev Milkha Singh's word of advice for India's Olympics golfers
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh, the most accomplished golfer in the history of Indian golf and also the most successful on Japanese soil with four titles, has some words of advice for his compatriots who will be representing the country at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports
Mirabai's performance one of the best by an Indian athlete: Abhinav Bindra
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India's only individual gold medallist at the Olympics, former 10m air rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, sent a heart-warming message to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after her silver-medal performance in Tokyo, saying she was one of the only who had "experienced the elation" and that it was a reward for her "years of hard work and single-minded determination".
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Biden reaffirms support for Afghanistan
Washington, July 24 (IANS) During a phone call with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, US President Joe Biden reaffirmed Washington's support for Kabul as fighting has escalated in the war-torn country since the withdrawal of American forces began in May.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
89,000 rendered homeless in flood-battered Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) As rains finally took a break, the flood-ravaged districts of Maharashtra presented a grim scenario with over 89,000 people evacuated and only beginning to grapple with the idea of how to rebuild their lives, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas' next - 'K' - launched with muhurat shot
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas and Deepika Padukone's upcoming film kickstarted, with a 'muhurat' pooja and clap here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Save the Tiger' campaign can only be achieved by collective efforts
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) The latest Tiger Census confirmed that the current tiger population in India has increased to 2967 in 2021 from 2226 in 2014. The Indian tiger survey released last year revealed that India now accounts for about 70 per cent of the world's tiger population.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Environment/Wildlife
Mmhonlumo Kikon's Book Of Poems 'Slingstones' To Hit The Stands
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) In his latest, inspired by the history of his region and how it is placed within the colonial afterthought, Mmhonlumo Kikon writes a book of poems on the historical and spiritual landscape of Naga communities.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Hiking And Backpacking In Safety?
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) As we step into the unlock phase, many people have begun travelling again while taking the necessary precautions. Although travelling and backpacking are common, one can't deny the fact that people face various issues like hygiene, access to a clean bathrooms, lack of oxygen, especially when you are travelling in the mountains.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
OTT content must be better, as there's a lot to choose from: Ashish Vidyarthi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) Veteran actor Ashish Vidyarthi says that OTT platforms have allowed people to access things when they want it, and because of an abundance of options available at a click, one's "product has to be so much better".
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Are women's and men's protein needs different?
New Delhi, July 24 (IANSlife) Protein intake is a widely-discussed issue among those trying to achieve their fitness goals like building muscle mass or muscle loss after intensive fitness training. Since women tend to have lower quantities of lean mass and more fat mass compared to men, boosting protein can sustain the lean mass.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Olympics badminton: Shetty-Rankireddy hold nerve to win; Sai Praneeth loses
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian men's doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy defeated the higher-ranked Chinese Taipei pair of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-lin 21-16, 16-21, 27-25 in their first Group A badminton match at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Hanoi imposes highest level of social distancing
Hanoi, July 24 (IANS) The Vietnamese capital of Hanoi on Saturday enforced the country's strictest social distancing measures amid the resurgence of local Covid-19 cases.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
NZ approves minimum 10-day sick leave for employees
Wellington, July 24 (IANS) A legislation doubling employees' minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days came into effect in New Zealand on Saturday, bringing benefits to both businesses and workers.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Olympics table tennis: Manika Batra through to second round
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian paddler Manika Batra made it to the second round of women's singles table tennis at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets win over Great Britain's Tin-Tin Ho at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Colleges gear up to welcome students from Monday in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) After the long Covid-19 hiatus, degree Colleges across the state in Karnataka are gearing up to welcome students to the campuses which are opening on Monday (July 26).
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Libyan authorities to probe clashes in Tripoli
Tripoli, July 24 (IANS) Libya's Interior Ministry announced that it would launch an investigation into the armed clashes between two of its security forces that broke out in the capital city of Tripoli.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Everyone seeks a pie of Phoolan's legacy
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) Twenty years after she died, former bandit queen and then MP, Phoolan Devi, is all set to make a 'comeback in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UNGA adopts resolution on illicit wildlife trafficking
United Nations, July 24 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on tackling illicit trafficking of wildlife.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'Significant progress made by India in meeting its climate goals'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Power minister R.K. Singh has urged G20 nations which have per capita (green house gas) GHG emissions above the world average to reduce their emissions and bring them down to the world average over the next few years which will vacate the carbon space to some extent and support the developmental aspirations of the developing nations.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
WHO, ECDC call for enhanced efforts to prevent Delta transmission
Copenhagen, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have called for the reinforcement of enhanced efforts to prevent the transmission of the Delta Covid-19 variant as it has become the most dominant strain across much of the continent.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine
Equities on tenterhooks: Covid concerns, Fed decision to induce caution (IANS Outlook)
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) India's key equity indices are expected to maintain caution on the back of rising Covid cases globally as well as the rate decision of the US Fed during the upcoming week.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Olympics tennis: Nagal beats Istomin to record India's first tennis singles win since 1996
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's lone hope in men's tennis singles Sumit Nagal powered to a 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round here at the Ariake Tennis Court on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Tesla won't offer regular steering wheel on new Model S/X: Musk
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company will not offer a regular steering wheel option on the new Model S and Model X vehicles.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
We can make next 30 years the best in India's history: Mukesh Ambani
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) "I am supremely hopeful and confident about the Rise of New India. I can see that the spirit of India is more resurgent than ever before", Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) wrote in Times of India.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Arshi Khan to feature in Punjabi song 'Book Likhda'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan, who rose to fame with reality show "Bigg Boss 14", is all set to feature in upcoming Punjabi song "Book likhda" sung by Shok-E.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Economic prospects bright for Europe, Greece'
Athens, July 24 (IANS) Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe said that he was optimistic about the "positive" and "bright" prospects of the post-Covid-19 economic recovery of Greece and Europe as a whole.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Olympics: Saurabh Chaudhary flatters to deceive, finishes 7th in 10m air pistol
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) There was heartbreak for Indian 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary , who despite emerging on top in the qualification round earlier on Saturday, finished seventh as the country suffered its biggest setback in the shooting arena on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Raja Kumari wanted track 'Firestarter' to be 'fun, free-flowing'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Grammy-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Raja Kumari unveiled her brand-new single titled 'Firestarter' on Friday. She says that the track has a universal appeal to it.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Weightlifting: Mirabai wins historic silver medal at Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a historic silver medal in the women's 49kg weightlifting at the Tokyo International Forum to lift the gloom after four top pistol and rifle shooters flattered to deceive on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
No agreement on global temperature target among G20 Ministers
Rome, July 24 (IANS) Energy and Environment Ministers of the G20 group have ended a two-day meeting with a 58-article final communique but without an agreement on a specific commitment related to global temperature target.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Renowned Marathi litterateur Satish Kalsekar dies at 78
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) Banker-turned-Marathi litterateur Satish Kalsekar - who was conferred the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for literature - passed away following a brief illness, a close associate said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
CPI-M Kerala unit parking ill-gotten wealth in Coop banks: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) Kerala BJP chief K.Surendran on Saturday alleged that the ruling CPI-M is parking its ill-gotten wealth in cooperative banks and the latest massive fraud that has surfaced at the Trissur Karavanoor Cooperative Bank is only a tip of the iceberg.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sachin Pilgaonkar: Nagesh Kukunoor was the only reason I signed 'City of Dreams'
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Sachin Pilgaonkar made his debut on the OTT platform much before anyone of his generation would have tried the new medium.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bootleg Fire in Oregon burns over 400,000 acres
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The Bootleg Fire, largest of the more than 80 wildfires raging across the US, has so far scorched over 400,000 acres of land in Oregon state's Lake and Klamath counties, with 40 per cent containment, officials said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SF Covid cases rose faster than California, Bay Area
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases increased faster in San Francisco alone in the past week, as compared to the Bay Area and entire state of California, according to new data.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
3-year-old swallows Ganesha idol in Karnataka, survives
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) A three-year-old boy who swallowed roughly 5 centimeters long lord Ganesha idol had a miraculous escape after immediate medical intervention in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Why do some people get severe Covid?
New York, July 24 (IANS) The body's first encounter with SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind Covid-19, happens in the nose and throat, or nasopharynx, thus it may help determine who will develop severe Covid disease and who will get through with mild or no illness, according to a study.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,International
Instagram sensitivity filter censoring our work, complain creators
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Earlier this week, Facebook had announced a new feature that allows Instagram users to see how much potentially sensitive content they might see and take action accordingly. Now, several users are complaining that the new sensitive content filter is blocking their posts.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UN voices concern over escalating violence in Syria
United Nations, July 24 (IANS) The UN remains deeply concerned about the escalating violence in northwest Syria, which poses a grave risk to civilians, a spokesman for the world body said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Cases of dry eyes, digital screen strain, mature cataract on the rise
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The number of cases of dry eyes and digital eye strain has gone up during the pandemic period, said a top official of Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Andhra Guv, Naidu extend Guru Poornima greetings
Amaravati, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Saturday extended Guru Poornima greetings to the people of the state.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Thousands evacuated in California due to massive wildfire
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) More than 14,000 people were forced to evacuate in California after the Tamarack Fire, which has been burning for two weeks, grew to 58,417 acres with only 4 per cent containment, according to local authorities.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
CBI raids 40 locations including 2 IAS officers home in J&K arms license case (2nd Ld)
New Delhi/Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Launching swift action, multiple teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried out searches at 40 locations, including residential premises of 2 IAS officials, in Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi in connection with its probe into alleged illegal arms license case.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympics archery: India crash out in mixed team quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) The Indian mixed team in archery comprising Deepika Kumari and Pravin Jadhav crashed out in the quarterfinals, losing to South Korea 2-6.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Over 2mn people died of drowning in last decade: WHO
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that more than 2 million died due to drowning in the last decade, a number which exceeded fatalities caused by maternal conditions or protein-energy malnutrition.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Mirabai wins silver in women's 49kg weightlifting
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won India's first medal in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, claiming silver in the women's 49kg weightlifting.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Buddhist values will address issues of global concern: President
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that application of Buddhist values and principles in addressing issues of global concern will help in healing the world and making it a better place.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Tunisia extends state of emergency until 2022
Tunis, July 24 (IANS) Tunisian President Kais Saied announced his decision to extend the state of emergency imposed across the country until early 2022.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
LA County reports highest daily Covid spike since Feb
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Los Angeles County, the most populous in the US, reported 3,058 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since February 13.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
CBI raids multiple locations in J&K gun license scam
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) The CBI on Saturday carried out raids at multiple places including the official residence of an IAS officer in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the gun licences racket being investigated by the agency.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Navy's rescue ops in flood-hit Maha, K'taka & Goa
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Indian Navy mobilised rescue effort on Saturday in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa's flood-hit areas to evacuation people trapped in these regions.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Cinema/Showbiz
Death toll from rainstorms in China's Henan reaches 56
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The death toll from the torrential rainstorms in China's Henan province had increased to 56, with five people reported missing, local authorities said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Olympics hockey: Need to tighten game, says Reid ahead of Australia match
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team chief coach, Graham Reid, was satisfied with his team getting its campaign off to a winning start against New Zealand but said they need to focus on tightening their game both in attack and defence.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Extortion case: Complaint lodged against 4 cops in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) A complaint has been lodged against a lady inspector and three other police officers with Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with extorting money from a couple who are into interior decoration business. The investigation report is likely to be submitted by the ACB to the Commissioner of Police Kamal Pant on Monday (July 26).
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BARC develops & transfers cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent to pvt firm
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) India's premier nuclear sector research organisation Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai has transferred its highly efficient cotton-based biodegradable oil absorbent technology to a private company.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
S.Africa mulls postponing local govt polls
Johannesburg, July 24 (IANS) The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has announced that it will approach the court to postpone the local government polls, scheduled to be held on October 27, because of the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Pa. Ranjith: I don't believe in any small or big artists
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Pa. Ranjith has delivered blockbusters such as "Kabali" and "Madras". Even after directing superstar Rajinikanth twice successfully, the filmmaker is still learning about what the audience is expecting from him.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Army soldier killed in accidental landmine blast in J&K
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) An army soldier was killed in the Krishna Ghati sector of the line control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir when he stepped accidentally on a landmine.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explained: How antibodies attack spike protein of Covid variants
New York, July 24 (IANS) A team of US researchers has created an "atlas" that charts how 152 different antibodies attack a major piece of the SARS-CoV-2 machinery, the spike protein, as it has evolved since 2020.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Saurabh Chaudhary qualifies for the final of 10m air pistol
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's ace 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary came up with superb marksmanship, topping the qualification round and lifting the gloom surrounding the contingent at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
7 die in Gaya road accident
Patna, July 24 (IANS) Seven people onboard an SUV were killed in a late night road accident in Bihar's Gaya district.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ranbir Kapoor is generation defining actor, given best to 'Shamshera': Karan Malhotra
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Malhotra, who has directed the upcoming film "Shamshera", has shared that the movie will be a visual spectacle for audiences. He also opened up about what the lead cast, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor have to offer.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bangladesh enters most severe lockdown
Dhaka, July 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has entered its most severe nationwide lockdown to curb the rampant spread of Covid-19.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Infra spending to boost 'Base metals' prices this year
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Robust demand recovery amid gradual supply increase is expected to push base metal prices higher on a year-on-year basis in 2021.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Improving demand to trigger tyre industry's growth
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Improving demand along with stable competitive intensity, and peak capex is expected to trigger linear growth for the Indian Tyre industry.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Chutzpah' actor Tanya Maniktala: I take a digital detox once a week
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Young actress Tanya Maniktala chooses not to succumb to the social media pressure like her contemporaries. The actress prefers to stay away from gadgets as much as possible.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kumar Sanu recalls his paintings being displayed in school exhibition
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Singer Kumar Sanu has been honoured with a Doctorate by The American University of USA for his contribution to music. He has also been recognised with the Maharashtra Samman Award.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over 4mn people in Lebanon risk losing access to water
Beirut, July 24 (IANS) More than four million people, including one million refugees, are at immediate risk of losing access to safe water in Lebanon, the Unicef said in a new report.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Lebanon,International
Open air travel for inoculated passengers: IATA (IANS Special)
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) International air travel should be opened up for at least fully vaccinated air passengers, global airlines' association IATA told IANS.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Taiwan to lower Covid alert as cases fall
Taipei, July 24 (IANS) Taiwan will lower its Covid-19 alert from level 3 to level 2 from July 27 to August 9, as confirmed cases and deaths have continued to decrease, the island's disease monitoring agency said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
CBI searches at multiple locations in J&K in arms license case
New Delhi/Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Launching swift action, multiple teams of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday carried put searches at several locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with its probe into alleged illegal arms license case.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel consumers get relief, no revision in petrol, diesel prices for full week
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) continued to pause fuel price revision for seven consecutive days, the longest period in weeks, as the global development on oil production and rising US inventories softened crude and product rates.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govinda opens up on his discomfort during romantic scenes
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actor Govinda, who will soon be seen the dance reality show "Dance Deewane", revealed that he was shy while enacting a romantic scene in his debut film "Ilzaam".
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amazon to probe harassment, discrimination allegations at AWS
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) E-commerce giant Amazon has opened a probe into allegations of harassment and discrimination at its cloud-computing unit Amazon Web Services (AWS), after more than 550 workers signed a petition, blaming AWS for its "underlying culture of systemic discrimination, harassment, bullying, and bias against women and under-represented groups."
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cambodian PM reschedules Covid vaccination for teens
Phnom Penh, July 24 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced his decision to reschedule a Covid-19 vaccination drive for teengers aged between 12-17 to August 1.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
FB connects fans to Olympic Games across its family of apps
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Facebook has announced to let people enjoy Tokyo Olympics 2020 via new features across its main platform, Instagram and WhatsApp to help people discover content and cheer on their teams.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Sports
6.7-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Manila, July 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck the Philippines' Batangas province on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Hockey team struggled in first, fourth quarter due to lack of competitive games: Reid
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Graham Reid conceded that his side struggled in the first and fourth quarter of the match against New Zealand in Pool A, and added that it was on account of the team not having played competitive hockey in the last 3-4 months due to travel restrictions.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Facebook Cloud gaming arrives on Apple devices with web app
San Francisco, July 24 (IANS) Facebook has launched its Cloud gaming service on iPhones and iPads through a web app.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Priya Bapat: OTT is a big relief in pandemic
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Priya Bapat, who is gearing up for the release of the second season of web-series "City Of Dreams", has hailed the digital space and calls it a big relief amid the pandemic.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Russian central bank increases key interest rate to 6.5%
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Russia's central bank announced that it has decided to raise its key interest rate from 5.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent, aimed at curbing high inflation.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
India faces most difficult challenge by following Lord Buddha's path: PM
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India has shown how it can face even the most difficult challenge by following the path of Lord Buddha.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
2 militants killed in Kashmir encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Apple spatial audio and lossless streaming roll out on Android
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Apple has started rolling out the next generation of sound with Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio streaming for Android users globally.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nadda to arrive in Goa on two-day visit
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) BJP national president J.P. Nadda is scheduled to arrive in Goa on Saturday for a two-day visit to the poll-bound coastal state.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Olympics hockey: Harmanpreet brace, Sreejesh heroics help India beat New Zealand 3-2
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh came up with some brilliant saves in the fourth quarter as India scraped through to a nervy 3-2 victory against New Zealand in a Group A encounter of the Tokyo Olympic men's hockey competition on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
India logs 39K Covid cases, 546 deaths
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India on Saturday recorded 39,097 cases of Covid and 546 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Search operations end at Florida building collapse site
Miami, July 24 (IANS) Search operations to locate more bodies have officially ended almost one month after the 12-storey residential building partially collapsed in Surfside, a beachside town in Florida, authorities said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
US Treasury Secy urges Congress to raise debt limit
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible to avoid a potential default.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gehlot govt faces stiff opp over Aug 2 school reopening decision
Jaipur, July 24 (IANS) Barely 24 hours after state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara announced the re-opening of all schools in Rajasthan for all classes from August 2, the state government appears to be on the back foot over the decision.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics
3 Afghan districts change hands in 24 hrs
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) The escalating fighting and ambiguity over the future of Afghanistan have triggered concerns among the civilians as both the government forces and the Taliban have been fighting to gain more grounds with three districts having changed hands over the past 24 hours.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Judoka Shushila bows out, rowers Arjun and Arvind disappoint in heats
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) The lone Indian judoka at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Shushila Devi Likmabam, bowed out in the opening round, pinned by Hungarian stalwart Eva Csernoviczki in the round of 32, while Indian rowers, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, too had a forgettable outing as the pair finished fifth in the lightweight men's double sculls heats on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Adaptability key to success in modern-day cricket (Column: Left-hand view)
It's new, it's fast and it's refreshing. That's the newest, sharpest format of cricket. The Hundred!
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'deshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir dies due to Covid
Dhaka, July 24 (IANS) Bangladeshi folk music legend Fakir Alamgir passed away due to Covid-19 at a hospital here. He was 71, his family has confirmed.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China's Yang takes 10m air rifle gold, Indian challenge fizzles out
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Young Chinese shooter Yang Qian clinched the first gold of the Olympic Games, emerging victorious in the women's 10m air rifle, even as top Indian shooters, Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan, had a forgettable outing here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics hockey: India beat New Zealand 3-2 in first match
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) Harmanpreet Singh scored two goals off penalty corners as India survived some anxious moments to scrape through to a 3-2 win against New Zealand to start their Olympic Games men's hockey campaign on a winning note here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Encounter breaks out in Kashmir's Bandipora
Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) An encounter between terrorists and security forces broke out on Saturday in Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 193.1 mn
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 193.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.14 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.78 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Suspended West Indies-Australia ODI series set to resume
Bridgetown (Barbados), July 24 (IANS) The One-day International series between the West Indies and Australia will resume on July 25 (IST) following the suspension of the second match minutes before the start on July 23 due to a Covid-19 case.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Quad partnership 'sets the tone' for Blinken India visit: US State Dept
New York, July 24 (IANS) The US government is pointing to the first leader level Quad summit earlier this year to headline its "high priority" status for the US-India partnership, ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to India next week to discuss China, the coronavirus response and Afghanistan.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
China imposes sanctions on US officials, entities
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) China has imposed sanctions on several US individuals and organisations in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. Those targeted include former US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross.
2021-07-24
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Politics
Olympic archery: Deepika, Jadhav in mixed team quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's world No.1 women's archer Deepika Kumari and experienced Pravin Jadhav provided some cheers to the contingent, securing a place in the quarterfinals in the mixed team event at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Elavenil, Apurvi fizzle out, fail to reach 10m air rifle final
Tokyo, July 24 (IANS) India's campaign in the Tokyo Olympics shooting competition started on a disappointing note with Elavenil Valarivan and Apurvi Chandela failing to make it to the final in the 10 metre air rifle competition at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Canada's new cases of Covid up over past week
Ottawa, July 24 (IANS) Canada reported an average of 448 new Covid-19 cases daily on July 16-22, up 13 percent over the previous week, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Incredible efficiency': Delta variant driving 83% of US cases (Ld)
New York, July 24 (IANS) America's Covid-19 curve is creeping up in the wrong direction, again. The "incredible efficiency" of the Delta variant is being blamed for Covid-19 cases roaring back in more than 90 per cent of US jurisdictions with severe outbreaks in parts of the country with low vaccination coverage.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia registers 23,811 daily Covid cases
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Russia registered 23,811 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours as the Delta variant continued to spread, taking the nationwide tally to 6,078,522, the official monitoring and response centre said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Quentin Tarantino's feels son might like 'Kill Bill' when he turns 5
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has shared that he is open to letting his 17-months old son Leo, watch his movie "Kill Bill" when he turns five or six-years-old.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Chile registers less than 2,000 daily Covid cases again
Santiago, July 24 (IANS) Chile registered less than 2,000 daily Covid-19 cases after reporting 1,656 new infections in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,606,358 cases, Health Minister Enrique Paris said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
US, Russia to hold arms control talks next week
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US and Russia will hold a Strategic Stability Dialogue on July 28 in Geneva, the State Department said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Mahika Sharma: Actresses are always seen as sex objects in film industry
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Mahika Sharma says that in the entertainment industry, actresses are always seen as sexual objects.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cuba sets new record with 7,784 Covid infections in one day
Havana, July 24 (IANS) Cuba set on Friday a new record of Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours with 7,784, for a total of 316,383 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Man impersonating as PA of Railway Minister arrested
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A Delhi-based man has been arrested for impersonating as personal assistant to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, and making calls to the general manager.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Karan Johar turns host for 'Bigg Boss OTT'
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has been roped in to host the upcoming controversial reality show "Bigg Boss OTT".
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delta variant poses increasing threat to unvaccinated Americans
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to surge among the unvaccinated across the US, fuelled by the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
TV actor Ravi Bhatia turns vegetarian for life
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) TV actor Ravi Bhatia has turned vegetarian for a lifetime. The actor has urged people to start respecting and loving animals' life.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka logs 1,705 new Covid cases, 30 deaths
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) With the pandemic's second wave curve flattening, 1,705 new Covid cases were registered, while 30 patients succumbed to the infection during the day in Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
UNGA President-elect Abdulla Shahid meets Modi
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, the President-elect of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Chahar, Sakariya efforts in vain as Sri Lanka win 3rd ODI (Ld)
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar (3/54) and left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya (2/34), who were making their ODI debut, put in spirited performances but could not stop Sri Lanka from winning the third and final ODI against India here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Andhra, Telangana CMs send best wishes to Indian athletes in Tokyo
Amaravati/Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his Telangana counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao have extended their best wishes to the Indian athletes competing in the Tokyo Olympics which commenced on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AP schools, including under 'Nadu-Nedu' scheme, to open on Aug 16
Amaravati, July 24 (IANS) Schools in Andhra Pradesh will reopen on August 16 and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will dedicate schools, renovated under the 'Nadu-Nedu' scheme, on the same day to the people of the state.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Odisha CM inaugurates 3 industrial projects worth Rs 436.93 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday virtually inaugurated three industrial projects worth Rs 436.93 crore.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
1st CM-level meet held to resolve Assam-Meghalaya border troubles
Shillong, July 24 (IANS) The first Chief Minister-level meeting to resolve inter-state border troubles between Assam and Meghalaya was held here on Friday with both sides deciding to remove the disputes in the 12 bordering locations in a phased manner.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
India, Israel to collaborate in life sciences, agritech
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) India and Israel would collaborate in life sciences and agritech through an innovation bridge between the two countries, an official said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
J&K LG inaugurates night flight operations at Jammu airport
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) In a historic move Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the night flight operations at the Jammu Airport.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Comedy Factory' to kickstart by hosting Mumbai Police
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) An upcoming television show titled Zee Comedy Factory, is all set to host Mumbai Police in its premiere episode.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Heavy rains damaged homes, losses in crores: Goa CM
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rains for more than a week have caused major damage to homes in rural Goa, with six sub-districts facing the brunt of the monsoon onslaught causing crores of rupees in damages, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Karnataka unveils virtual job fair for skilled manpower
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) The Karnataka Skill Development Board on Friday launched a month-long virtual job fair for hiring skilled manpower.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Most wanted gangster nabbed with AK-47 in Bihar's Gopalganj
Patna, July 24 (IANS) A most wanted gangster, involved in over four dozen criminal cases, was arrested from a village in Bihar's Gopalganj district on Friday in a joint operation of the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Police.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zareen Khan takes Covid jab, celebrates 10 mn Insta followers
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan took to social media on Friday to share the news with her fans and followers that she has finally taken the first dose of Covid vaccine.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Civilian shot dead by terrorists in J&K
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Suspected terrorists shot dead a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Friday night, officials said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Modi mourns loss of lives due to landslide in Maharashtra
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a landslide in Raigad, Maharashtra, following heavy downpour in the region.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rath Yatra of holy trinity completed in Puri
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) The 12-day-long world-famous Rath Yatra ended with the holy trinity of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, and Devi Subhadra entering the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir in Odisha's Puri.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion
Fearing backlash, Shetty urges Netizens to spare 'Hungama 2'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) : With her husband, businessman Raj Kundra, mired in a case of allegedly peddling pornography, Shilpa Shetty put up a brave face and made a fervent pitch for her film, 'Hungama 2'. Clearly, she doesn't want the controversy to singe the film's prospects.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sri Lanka score consolation 3-wicket win in third ODI
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka defeated India by three wickets in the third and final One-day International here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night. India had collapsed for 225 from 147/3, leaving the task easy for the host who rode on Avishka Fernando's 76 (98 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa's 65 (56 balls). The match had been reduced to 47-overs-a-side due to rain. India, however, won the series 2-1.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
My priority is creating world-class facilities in B'luru: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Amid rising speculations about imminent change of leadership after July 26, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday said that his priority is to create world-class facilities in Bengaluru.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Torrential rains throw normal life out of gear in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Torrential rains, caused by a depression in the Bay of Bengal, has inundated half of Karnataka, causing floods in at least eight districts and affecting public life in another 12 by disrupting transport services, including road and rail traffic.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Armed forces roped in for flood relief ops in Maharashtra
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indian armed forces have been mobilised to carry out flood relief operations in Maharashtra on Friday as unprecedented rains resulted in heavy flow of water in various rivers, flooding multiple districts in the state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lingayat seers' massive convention on July 25 to exert pressure on BJP
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Amid intense speculation about a possible leadership change in Karnataka, several seers of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community on Friday decided to organise religious heads convention on Sunday (July 25) in what is seen as sending out a loud and clear message to BJP party high command not to remove Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Absconding Bihar DSP asked to appear before inquiry committee
Patna, July 23 (IANS) A DSP of Bihar Police, on the run for the last 8 years after facing a murder charge following a custodial death, has been asked to appear before an inquiry committee, an official said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dj Sheizwood talks about his vampire-themed song 'Bewafa'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Dj Sheizwood has released a vampire-themed track titled "Bewafa" which has been sung by Divya Kumar and Simran Choudhary.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Man drowns in high-altitude lake in Himachal
Shimla, July 23 (IANS) During an operation in the high-altitude mountains, rescuers on Friday recovered the body of a youth from Manali who had drowned in the glacial-fed Chandertal or 'Moon Lake' in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley, officials said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The Hundred: Deepti shines with all-round performance
Birmingham, July 23 (IANS) India's Deepti Sharma made all-round contribution, scoring 28 off 24 balls and taking one for 26 in 20 balls to help London Spirit Women beat Birmingham Phoenix Women by three wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday. Shafali Verma, representing the Birmingham franchise, failed to score much, getting 13 off 13 balls.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Coast Guard rescue teams save 155 lives in Karnataka
Uttara Kannada (Karnataka), July 23 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard conducted a day-long rescue operation in Karnataka, saving 155 people who were stranded in flood-ravaged Uttara Kannada district on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Presidential palace to reopen for public from Aug 1
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases come down in the national capital, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has decided to reopen its complex and museum for the common citizens from August 1 onwards.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Crime Branch quizzes Shilpa; Kundra to stay in police custody (Ld)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Businessman Raj Kundra and his IT head Ryan Thorpe will remain in police custody till July 27, a magistrate ruled here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Senior Statistics Ministry officer held in graft case
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said that it has arrested a Senior Statistical Officer of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in connection with a graft case.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK government to convert Hosur into Silicon Valley: Minister
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister T. Mano Thangaraj on Friday said that the DMK government, under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin would turn the state's Hosur into 'Silicon Valley'.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Olympics: Osaka lights cauldron as Tokyo being new chapter (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with Japanese cultural motifs like the traditional kabuki theatre, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Will set new benchmarks for global climate ambition: India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India remains steadfast in its commitments to join and lead efforts to combat climate change within the multilaterally agreed convention and its Paris Agreement, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
India's chief hydrographer receives Alexander Dalrymple award
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's chief hydrographer, Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar, received the Alexander Dalrymple award in recognition of his leadership in the disciplines of hydrography and nautical cartography, here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Crime Branch questions Shilpa; Kundra sent back to jail
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Businessman Raj Kundra and his IT head Ryan Thorpe will remain in police custody till July 27, a magistrate here ruled on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's forex reserves rise by over $800 mn
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $835 million during the week ended July 16.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Trinamool MLA's wife robbed of Rs 1.86L in Delhi
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Kanika Gupta, the wife of Trinamool Congress MLA Vivek Gupta, was robbed of Rs 1.86 lakh and a gold coin in the national capital on Friday, the police said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RBI raises loan limit to Directors on bank boards to Rs 5 cr
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the limit of loan that can be given by banks to a Director on the board of a bank to Rs 5 crore from the previous cap of Rs 25 lakh.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra logs 1,747 new Covid cases, 14 deaths
Amaravati, July 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday recorded 1,747 new Covid cases, taking the state's overall tally to over 19.5 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 22,939.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Railways opens bid to operate 29 private trains
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Friday said that it has opened bids for operating 29 pairs of trains in public-private partnership (PPP) with around 40 modern rakes entailing an investment of Rs 7,200 crore.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ten Women Who Carry India's Medal Hopes
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The medal rounds of the Tokyo Olympics begin on Saturday -- and India enters the race with a grand total of 28 medals bagged across all the editions of the Olympics it has participated in since 1920. That was the year India sent its first team to the Games.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton,Other Sports
Kargil War Memorial bike rally reaches Drass
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) The Kargil War Memorial bike rally reached Drass on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Customised crash course launched for Covid frontline workers: Govt
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A customised crash course for Covid-19 frontline workers has been launched to train about one lakh people in six healthcare-related job roles, the Parliament was informed on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Four B-town actresses who gained several kilos for their roles
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bollywood actresses have time and again proved their mettle on the screen with their craft.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India at the Olympics: Medal hunt starts on Saturday
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) India's hunt for medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games starts early on Saturday morning with the country's athletes figuring in three medal events.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
RIL's O2C business logs 75% rise in Q1 revenues on high crude prices
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The oil-to-chemical business of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has registered a massive 75.2 per cent increase in its revenues at Rs 1.03 lakh crore for the April-June quarter.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Zimbabwe surprise Bangladesh, win 2nd T20I by 23 runs
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Zimbabwe surprised Bangladesh in the second T20 International, winning by 23 runs to stay alive in the three-match series. The victory was also the first for the hapless Zimbabweans who had lost five internationals to the tourists before Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
CAIT welcomes K'taka HC order dismissing Amazon, Flipkart's plea
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday welcomed the judgement of the Karnataka High Court dismissing the petition of Amazon and Flipkart for granting a stay on an investigation by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against the two companies' e-commerce business model in India.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
RIL's Q1FY22 net profit jumps 66% to Rs 13,806 cr
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported a 66.7 per cent growth in its year-on-year consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yes Bank's Q1FY22 standalone net profit at over Rs 206 cr
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Yes Bank on Friday reported a standalone net profit of Rs 206. 84 crore for Q1FY22.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shortage of buses in Delhi resulting in long waits for commuters
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday approved the process for tenders for around 400 electric buses with a view to increase the DTC fleet size, but the move will not reduce the problem of commuters waiting long hours to get a bus to reach their destination.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha floods: 100 killed; Army, Navy, IAF, Coast Guard pressed into service (Roundup)
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) In a series of disasters, more than 100 people have been reportedly killed in a dozen hillslides, landslides, house-crashes and other incidents after torrential rains shook Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts, with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard rushing to rescue the marooned populace, top officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Homegrown Molife unveils new smartwatch at Rs 4,499
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Homegrown lifestyle brand Molife on Friday unveiled a new smartwatch -- Sense 510 -- that comes with a calling feature, at Rs 4,499.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Syed Ainul Hasan new Vice Chancellor of National Urdu University
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Renowned Persian scholar Syed Ainul Hasan has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in Hyderabad.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Jio Platforms logs 45% rise in Q1 net profit at Rs 3,651 cr
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Jio Platforms Ltd on Friday reported a 44.9 per cent increase in its net profit for the April-June quarter, at Rs 3,651 crore.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Krishna breaks the ice as Nagwaswalla finds his feet 
Chester-le-Street, July 23 (IANS) Young left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla seems to have overcome his initial nervousness and begun to gel well with the team as he seeks to pick lessons from the seniors during the ongoing tour of England.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US Secy of State Blinken to visit India to highlight 'shared priorities'
New York, July 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to visit India next week to strengthen cooperation and highlight shared interests, his spokesperson Ned Price announced on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Parull Chaudhry excited to play 'hoity-toity aunt'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Parull Chaudhry will soon be seen playing a prim and prom south Mumbai lady in the upcoming show "Bhagya Lakshmi".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
No farmhouses or any unauthorised structures in Aravali forest: SC
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held that no unauthorised constructions, be it farmhouses, will be allowed on forest land, as it granted four more weeks to the Faridabad Municipal Corporation to remove encroachments on Aravali forest land, near Khori village.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Why can't IMD forecast extreme rainfall beyond 200 mm?
New Delhi/Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) When mediapersons wanted to know the response of the Maharashtra government on Friday after massive landslides killed more than 40 people with several districts witnessing extreme rainfall and floods, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that there is a need to change the definitions of the terms used by the weather department.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Sikkim, 2 arrested
Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Forty children including 16 girls and two adults trafficked from Assam have been rescued in Sikkim and brought back here on Friday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RIL's Q1FY22 net profit jumps 66% to Rs 13,806 cr
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported a 66.7 per cent growth in its year-on-year consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30, at Rs 13,806 crore.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India trip on Sri Lankan spinners, get bowled out for 225
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) Coach Rahul Dravid's decision to field five ODI debutants, three of whom could bat, failed to pay off as India were bowled out for 225 in the 44th over in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Around 60,000 people benefited under PM YUVA Yojana: Govt
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government on Friday said that around 60,000 candidates benefited under the Pradhan Mantri YUVA (PM YUVA) Yojana, a pilot scheme for creating an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship development.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IYC protests against Lekhi for calling farmers 'mawalis', demands apology
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A day after Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi described farmers as "mawalis", hundreds of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists on Friday staged a protest over the remark and demanded that she apologise to the farmers.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yesterday Tibet! Today India! Tomorrow Ceylon? (Opinion)
The relationship between the Chinese and Tamil people date back to the Han dynasty in the second century BC. There had been cultural and trade relationships between the two peoples since then.
2021-07-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Administration's fear led to reverse exodus in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Going by the results of the Assembly elections held in West Bengal earlier this year, it can be safely said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged as the principle opposition party in the eastern state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi govt releases Rs 293 cr to North MCD for salaries: Minister
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said the government has given an advance of Rs 293 crore to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for disbursing alaries to its employees.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat new lenses to help users train like Olympians
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Popular social media platform Snapchat on Friday announced that the official Olympics account on the platform will have an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) Lens.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Odisha CM asks officials to remain fully prepared for third wave
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked officials to remain fully prepared to tackle a possible third wave of Covid-19, which may hit by August end.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Support for Afghan Taliban increasing in Pakistan
Kabul/New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As the battle wages in Afghanistan between the Taliban and the Afghan forces, there is increasing support for the Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Curbs increased in Kerala as Covid TPR crosses 13%
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) With the daily test positivity rate crossing 13 per cent on Friday as 17,518 people turning Covid positive from 1,28,489 samples tested in the past 24 hours, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said lockdown norms will have to be strengthened.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Tokyo starts fresh chapter despite opening shorn of glamour
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Applying high-end technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, and merging that with traditional Japanese motifs, the organising committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games put together an opening ceremony that lacked the glitz and glamour of previous editions but was apt for the current situation of a world ravaged by the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Demand for admission in Chennai Corporation schools soars amid pandemic
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic leading to people losing work, especially those who are self-employed or employed in private firms, there are some cases, where both the husband and wife have suffered from job losses, and here, their focus is on reducing their expenses, especially on children's school fees.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Dream Debut: Zomato's market cap near Rs 1 lk cr at the end of day's trade (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Stocks of online food delivery platform Zomato made a stellar debut on the stock markets with market valuation crossing the Rs 1 lakh crore mark during the initial hours of trade on the first day.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Navy to be part of 325th Russian Navy Day celebrations
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy will participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy and carry out maritime exercises with them to enhance military ties.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Israel to examine tighter controls on export of spywares like Pegasus
London, July 23 (IANS) An Israeli commission reviewing allegations that NSO Group's Pegasus spyware was misused by its customers to target journalists and human rights activists would examine whether rules for Israel's export of cyberweapons such as Pegasus should be tightened, a senior MP said, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Global cues push up equities, Zomato's Mcap crosses Rs 1 lk cr (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India's key equity indices made marginal gains on Thursday following supportive global cues.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
redBus announces rollout of India's first vaccinated bus service
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a first for the bus transport sector, redBus, India's largest online bus ticketing platform, announced the launch of vaccinated bus services across 600+ major routes in the country.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Complainants not allowed inside police station for wearing half-pants
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) In a bizarre incident two persons who went to the police station to register a complaint were not allowed inside because they were wearing half-pants. The incident created a lot of controversy forcing the Kolkata police to order an inquiry.
2021-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Deal with any bid to disrupt free, fair polls with iron hand: SC
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday emphasised that nobody can be permitted to dilute the right to free and fair election and that any attempt of booth capturing and/or bogus voting should be dealt with an "iron hand".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SEBI extends timeline for top 100 companies to hold AGM
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday extended the timeline for the top 100 companies to hold their Annual General Meetings (AGM) due to the ongoing pandemic situation.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rajnath lauds Army's tough terrain expedition in Himalayan region
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged-in the Indian Army's skiing expedition -- ARMEX-21 -- which aimed to enhance tourism in the Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to the higher altitude areas of Uttarakhand, here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Politics
23 km green corridor in Delhi saves life of BSF constable
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police on Friday created a 23 km green corridor in the city from Jasola to Rajendra Place, to help transport a cadaveric liver.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nadda to visit Goa to review BJP poll preparedness
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) BJP chief J.P. Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Goa from Saturday to review the party's preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections due early next year.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exiled Tibetans ask China to resume dialogue
Dharamsala, July 23 (IANS) A day after the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Tibet Autonomous Region, the democratically elected Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on Friday asked him to resume dialogue between Tibetan representatives and the Chinese government.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
The Hundred takes England cricket by storm
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Hundred ball format cricket, which finally came to life this week after four years of ideation, turned out to be a super-hit in the first two matches as it didnt just boost the viewership of womens cricket but was also the most-watched cricket match this year in England.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
England winger Sancho signs up with Manchester United
London, July 23 (IANS) Premier League club Manchester United have completed the transfer of England winger Jadon Sancho. The transfer done for £73m moves Sancho from Borussia Dortmund to United till June 2026, with an option of extension by a year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Develop method to avoid delay in filing appeals, SC to CBI chief
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday criticised the CBI over the delay in filing an appeal in a corruption case, remarking that there is a probability of a modus operandi being adopted by officers in a bid to save the accused.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Playing older character on-screen was fun: Gauahar Khan
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, who plays a pivotal role in her latest film "14 Phere", says that it was a fun ride for her to portray an elderly funny lady on-screen.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Delhi reports 58 new Covid cases, one death
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The national capital reported 58 new Covid cases and one death in the last 24 hours, as per the daily health bulletin released by the Delhi government on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Second Manipur activist, held for FB post, freed after HC order
Imphal, July 23 (IANS) Manipur activist Wangkhemcha Wangthoi was released from the central jail following a High Court order on Friday, five days after his associate Erendro Leichombam was freed on the Supreme Court's orders. The duo had been detained under the National Security Act for their Facebook posts criticising BJP leaders for advocating cow dung and cow urine as cure for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Manipur,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
YouTube hits 10 bn Play Store download milestone
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) The Google-owned YouTube app for Android users has surpassed a whopping 10 billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hyd's T-Hub unveils Global Markets Accelerator Programme 2.0
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Innovation hub and ecosystem enabler Technology Hub (T-Hub) on Friday launched the Global Markets Accelerator Programme 2.0 in partnership with La Trobe University, selecting three Australian growth stage startups.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen to share 'American stories' in new book
London, July 23 (IANS) An upcoming book titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA', which is a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations between Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen, will be published in October this year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Road ahead even more daunting that in 1991: Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the road ahead is "even more daunting" than during the 1991 economic crisis and the nation would need to "recalibrate its priorities to ensure a dignified life for all Indians".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Man held in Gurugram for creating fake IDs
Gurugram, July 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's flying squad has arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly creating fake Aadhaar, PAN and voter cards from Nathupur village in Gurugram, the police said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hubble telescope back in action, releases new images
Washington, July 23 (IANS) NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to full science observations and released new images, following recovery from a computer anomaly that suspended the telescopes observations for more than a month.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Now learn piano, guitar live on WhiteHat Jr in India (Ld)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Leading edtech platform WhiteHat Jr on Friday launched live online classes in music -- starting with piano and guitar -- in India and the US, as the company aims to create a one-on-one music experience for kids to help them build confidence and boost their cognitive development.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Parents launch 'No Vaccine No School' campaign in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) Parents in Rajasthan have launched a "No Vaccine No School" campaign to protest the state government's decision to reopen schools from August 2 for all classes from Nursery to class XII.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 held for flesh trade in Bihar's Lakhisarai district
Patna, July 23 (IANS) The Lakhisarai police arrested five persons, including two girls, for alleged flesh trade on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC raps DJB for 'petition after petition', nixes latest plea
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Delhi Jal Board to refrain from filing a flurry of petitions in connection with its dispute with Haryana government for not releasing sufficient water to the capital.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TN health department to seal gutka, paan shops
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Health department will take stringent action against shops selling 'gutka' and 'paan' which are banned in the state. A study by the health department revealed that nearly 30 crore of these items were sold in the state in the past eight years.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Esha talks about title track of her show 'Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Television actress Esha Kansara says that the title track of her upcoming show "Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana" is a soulful rendition, which has become even more special since it has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka releases answers for SSLC exams on its website
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) A day after the Class 10 examinations ended, the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) released the key answers for Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exam or Class 10.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
2 US states see outbreak of drug-resistant superbug fungus
Washington, July 23 (IANS) A drug-resistant "superbug" fungus is spreading rapidly in the US states of Texas and Washington, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tibetan bodies resent awarding Winter Olympics to Beijing
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Four Tibetan organisations based in Switzerland have filed a complaint against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the Swiss National Contact Point in Bern for alleged violation of OECD guidelines over the awarding of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports,Politics
Shah to meet all NE CMs in Shillong, discuss law & order, Covid
Shillong/Agartala, July 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet the Chief Ministers, Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of all the eight northeastern states in Shillong on Saturday and discuss various issues, including law and order, and the Covid-19 situation, officials said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Shooters all set to launch India's gold quest at Olympics
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's 10m air rifle women's duo of Apurvi Chandela and Elavenil Valarivan and the men's 10m air pistol pair of Saurabh Chaudhary and Abhishek Verma will kick off India's medal hunt at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday, with the four being among the best prospects to bring home medals from the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Yogi govt to recruit Sanskrit teachers
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will recruit Sanskrit teachers in Uttar Pradesh to boost the Sanskrit language and overcome the shortage of teachers in Sanskrit schools.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Olympics: Jadhav to pair up with Deepika in archery mixed team event
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Pravin Jadhav's better performance compared to Atanu Das in the ranking round has prompted him to be paired with Deepika Kumari for the archery mixed team event. The event, making its debut in the Olympics, will he held on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Now, friend of Kerala transwoman, who committed suicide, found dead
Kochi, July 23 (IANS) Even as Kerala Police has begun its probe into the death of first transwoman gender radio jockey Ananyah Kumari Alex, who was found hanging at her flat near Kochi on Tuesday evening, her friend Jiji Raj was now found dead on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Cong workers enroute Sidhu's coronation killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Three Congress workers were killed and at least 50 persons were injured in a head-on collision between a private bus and a Punjab Roadways bus in Moga district on Friday, the police said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana Dalit leader quits BJP
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Senior Telangana Dalit leader Motkupalli Narasimhulu on Friday resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), citing lack of recognition within the party and indicting Etala Rajender, who is accused of grabbing Dalits' land.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Adivi Sesh on 'Major' release: Important to be seen the right way
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Actor Adivi Sesh, who is busy wrapping up the final schedule of his upcoming bilingual film "Major", says that the movie has elements designed for a theatrical release.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Terrorism
If you feel the character, audience will feel it too: Muskan Bamne
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Television actress Muskan Bamne, who is currently seen playing the role of Pakhi Shah in the daily soap "Anupamaa", feels that actors should always give their 100 per cent to any character they play on-screen.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Now Kerala govt employees have to affirm that not taken or given dowry
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) In wake of a spate of suicides by young women in the previous month and the day-long fast undertaken recently by Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, a new Kerala government order has asked all state government employees to give an affidavit to their departmental heads that they have neither taken or given dowry.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
AIADMK to protest on July 28 against DMK for not fulfilling poll promises
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will hold protests on July 28 against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government for not fulfilling most of its poll promises such as cancellation of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam, reduction in petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices, among others.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
J&K police seek public's help after arrest of culprits behind terror website
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Days after five persons were arrested for secretly working behind the blog site kashmirfight.wordpress.com, police said on Friday it has received inputs from several quarters about rumours floating around on the arrest and investigation of several accused persons in connection with the inquiry into the matter.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Much improved, women's hockey team aims to impress
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India was one of the six teams invited to participate when women's hockey made its Olympics debut in 1980 at Moscow. India finished fourth behind Zimbabwe, Czechoslovakia and Soviet Union.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
realme unveils new watches, buds in India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Friday launched new products, including smartwatches and buds, for Indian consumers starting at Rs 1,499.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Samsung introduces upgraded network solutions
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Friday that it has released upgraded software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to help mobile operators and enterprises better manage their 5G networks.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Pranitha Subhash is missing big screen big time
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Pranitha Subhash, who features in the film "Hungama 2", is missing the big screen.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
When Vijay Varma played 'very convincing trypanophobic'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Vijay Varma took to social media on Friday to share the news with fans and followers that he has been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 prevention.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
OnePlus aims to sell 2.5 cr Nord 5G units in 2.5 years (Ld)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Buoyed by the strong buzz around its newly-launched 'make in India' Nord 5G, leading smartphone brand OnePlus said on Friday that by the end of 2023, the accumulated sales volume of the Nord 5G product line will reach 2.5 crore units.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gig economy to boost employment of Indian women in formal sector: UNDP report
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The rise of the gig economy in the wake of Covid-19 has the potential to boost women's employment in the formal sector, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Men's hockey preview: Pressure on India to make a strong start
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Eight-time champions India open their Tokyo Olympic Games men's hockey campaign against New Zealand at Oi Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Narcotic tablets seized at Chennai Foreign Post Office
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Customs Department on Friday said it has seized 100 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) tablets that arrived from Germany in a parcel.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka HC provides relief to Twitter India MD in Loni assault case
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Friday gave relief to Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari by directing the Uttar Pradesh police to conduct an inquiry on him through video conferencing.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever: Study
New York, July 23 (IANS) Global warming could limit the spread of dengue fever but could also affect Wolbachia as a biological control agent, according to new research.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
Bird flu reported in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Bird flu has been reported from a poultry farm at Koorachundu in Kerala's Kozhikode district, official sources said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Hosts in the way of 4th straight Chinese clean sweep in table tennis
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Table tennis powerhouse China will seek their fourth straight clean sweep of table tennis titles at the Olympics while host Japan may provide the strongest challenge, as the Tokyo 2020 competitions get underway at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Saturday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Indian consumers showing reduced anxiety due to vaccine coverage
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As the vaccination coverage increases in India, consumers are turning less anxious about Covid infection and are raising their discretionary expenditure, showed a Deloitte survey.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
100 seismic stations in next 5 years
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As many as 100 seismic stations will come up in the next five years to increase the detection capability of earthquakes up to magnitude 2.5 throughout the country, 35 of which would be completed by December 2021, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India field 5 ODI debutants for first time in over 40 years
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) India on Friday fielded five debutants in a One-day International (ODI) for the first time in over 40 years. Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gowtham and Rahul Chahar got their ODI caps at the R Premadasa Stadium in the inconsequential third ODI against Sri Lanka.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Markets in Delhi's Tilak Nagar shut till July 27 for Covid norms violation
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As the Covid appropriate norms continue to be flouted at markets in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has ordered the closure of different markets in Delhi for specfic periods.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Balakrishna, Boyapati Srinu shoot Akhanda climax in TN
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has started shooting for the climax scene of his upcoming film "Akhanda" in a temple in Tamil Nadu.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
BJP legislators to pick new CM nominee: K'taka minister
Chitradurga, July 23 (IANS) Amid talk of a change of leadership in Karnataka, state Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister, K.S. Eshwarappa on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party high command will not impose its decision concerning the CM nominee on the party. Instead the party's legislature meeting will elect the new Chief Minister as and when the leadership change takes place in the state, he added.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala Minister denies 1mn vax doses lying unutilised
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala State Health Minister Veena George on Friday dispelled media reports that over one million doses of Covid vaccines are lying unutilised in the state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Son Heung-min signs fresh four-year deal with Tottenham
London, July 23 (IANS) Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have announced that South Korea's Son Heung-min has signed a four-year contract with the club till 2025.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Oppn leaders slam Bihar government in legislators' assault case
Patna, July 23 (IANS) Opposition leaders in Bihar have slammed the Nitish Kumar government for suspending only two constables for the assault on legislators.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Goa rain: CM inspects damage in low lying areas
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday visited rural areas in North Goa, where flood-like situation has emerged after heavy rain over the last 10 days.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Goa AAP offers cake to commuters as petrol crosses Rs 100/ltr
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Friday offered cake to bikers and four-wheeler drivers at petrol stations in Panaji to 'celebrate' the rising prices of fuel, which creeped past the Rs 100-mark in the coastal state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu to promote thermal power projects
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedo), involved in the generation and distribution of power, will be speeding up the thermal power projects in the state.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Pankaj Tripathi: If I don't play endearing characters, I will get bored
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi has wowed the audience with his negative characters such as Kaleen Bhaiya from "Mirzapur" and the power-hungry Guruji from "Sacred Games". He has also made many hearts melt with his endearing roles in films such as "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and "Criminal Justice".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hypertension, digestive diseases and diabetes are among the top three most prevalent NCDs
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the apex trade association of the country, as part of its 'Illness to Wellness' campaign, today unveiled India's largest primary healthcare survey report on the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the county followed by a virtual panel discussion.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Do you need IIT to understand: SC nixes plea against ban on firecrackers
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea challenging the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, which imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers amid Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi-NCR and other cities, having poor air quality index (AQI).
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
'If Brahmins, Dalits join hands, BSP will win in UP'
Ayodhya, July 23 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Satish Chandra Mishra, on Friday, explained the mathematics of power to Brahmins at the Prabuddha Varg Sammelan and said that the Ram temple would be completed in the BSP regime.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Singer Geet Sagar on his double debut as actor-lyricist with '14 Phere'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Singer Geet Sagar, who has lent his voice for song tracks in movies like "Chhichhore", "Jagga Jasoos" and "The Tashkent Files", is now gearing up for a double debut with the movie "14 Phere".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Afghan forces recapture district in Herat
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghan security forces launched a counter-offensive and recaptured Karukh district in Herat province on Friday, killing 15 Taliban militants.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
RS proceedings washed out second day in a row
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Rajya Sabha business was washed out second day in a row on Friday due to the opposition's insistence on probe in the Pegasus snooping issue.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thousands ofdead fish found floating in Yamuna
Agra, July 23 (IANS) People living along Yamuna river bank in Agra were shocked to see thousands of dead fish piled up along the ghats, early Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea to extend toughest social-distancing rules in capital area
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korean health authorities on Friday announced a decision to extend the toughest social-distancing rules in the capital area for two more weeks amid the continued Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Bavuma reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Dubai, July 23 (IANS) South African captain Temba Bavuma was on Friday reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first T20I against Ireland in Malahide, Dublin on July 19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Philippines to impose travel ban on Malaysia, Thailand
Manila, July 23 (IANS) The Philippines will ban inbound travellers from Malaysia and Thailand from July 25 to 31 to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Internet needs a native currency like Bitcoin: Twitter CEO
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) The online world needs a global currency, and our focus is on Bitcoin because with this cryptocurrency, we can reach every single person on the planet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has stressed.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sreeshankar and Irfan given go-ahead for Olympics
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday decided against withdrawing the entries of long jumper Murali Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Prayagraj to develop tourist sites before Kumbh 2025
Prayagraj (UP), July 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to develop several tourist attractions in Prayagraj ahead of the Maha Kumbh in 2025.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
More rain expected in flood-hit Chinese province as typhoon approaches
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) More rainfall is expected to lash China's flood-ravaged Henan province on Friday, as typhoon In-Fa is gaining strength and churning towards the eastern part of the country, according to forecasts from the national observatory.
2021-07-23
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Drone shot down in Jammu is from same series brought down earlier
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police said on Friday that the threads used in the drone shot in Akhnoor area by the security forces earlier in the day were the same as those of the one used for dropping payloads at Air Force Station (AFS) Jammu.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Kerala: Eyebrows raised after gold smuggling accused's friend dies in accident
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) The death of the friend of Arjun Ayanki, an accused in the Gold smuggling case, in a road accident has raised eyebrows.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Give Indian coaches opportunities too: IM Vijayan
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former Indian football team striker and Bhaichung Bhutia's long-time partner upfront, I M Vijayan feels home-bred coaches should be given more opportunities to showcase their skills, as lack of prospects could lead to frustration.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
No fixed timeline can be given at present for completion of Covid vaccination: Govt
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government on Friday said that no fixed timeline can be indicated at present for the completion of the vaccination drive.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Families of UP terror suspects claim innocence
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Nearly a fortnight after the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) arrested five persons for their alleged links with the Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, their families are now claiming that they are innocent and should be released.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pegasus in Kashmir: More than 25 from valley were selected as potential targets
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Besides Delhi-based Kashmiri journalists and a prominent civil society activist critical of official policy towards Jammu and Kashmir, more than 25 people from the Kashmir Valley were selected as potential targets of intrusive surveillance between 2017 and mid-2019 by an as yet unidentified government agency that is also believed to be a client of the Israeli company NSO Group, according to leaked records reviewed by The Wire.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Defence/Security
NCLAT says any further action on Piramal's DHFL Resolution Plan subject to 63 moons plea
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) 63 moons technologies on Friday said the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) clarified that any step taken in the DHFL matter in furtherance of the resolution plan will be subject to the outcome of its appeal.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
S.Korea, US hold vice foreign ministerial meeting in Seoul
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun and visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Friday held the ninth round of the South Korea-US vice foreign ministerial strategic dialogue in Seoul.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Significant presence of micro-plastics in the Ganga: Study
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Ganga river is polluted with multiple kinds of plastic, with the highest concentration at Varanasi, and micro-plastics samples being found at Haridwar, Kanpur and Varanasi, a new study by Toxics Link has found.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Nokia unveils 4G feature phone in India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Friday launched a newA4G feature phone -- Nokia 110 4G -- in India at Rs 2,799.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
65 buried in Maha hillslides, landslides, many more trapped (Ld)
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) In a series of massive disasters, at least 65 villagers are reported buried alive in hillslides and landslides that occurred in Raigad, Ratnagiri and Satara districts of the state following torrential rains, top officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid cases surge 80% in LA
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Los Angeles County, the most populous in the US, reported Thursday 2,767 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, an alarming 80 per cent increase over the last week amid the Delta variant surge.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Garrm Coat' is very close to my heart, says Fawad Khan
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) Actor Fawad Khan came to be recognised all across the subcontinent when the superhit web series 'Churails' established him as a scene-stealer. He will now be seen as the narrator of Rajinder Singh Bedi's classic story, 'Garrm Coat' in Zee Theatre's new series 'Yaar Julahay'.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Designer Hemant Trivedi X Purp Style Labs to Launch his Eponymous Label
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) In an 'acquisition and collaboration spree' fashion house, Purple Style Labs (PSL) joins hands with veteran fashion designer Hemant Trivedi. The firm recently secured all rights in the 'Hemant Trivedi' brand and has also brought the designer on board. Trivedi will act as creative-head of the business vertical, a part of PSL's portfolio of brands.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
India win toss, field five debutants in 3rd ODI vs Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 23 (IANS) India, who are fielding five debutants in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka, have won the toss and elected to bat here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
India improves in UN's Survey on Digital & Sustainable Trade Facilitation
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India has scored 90.32 per cent in the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific's (UNESCAP) latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China's subdued demand, new Covid strain potential threats to global trade: EEPC India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Subdued demand in China along with new Covid strain are potential threats to global trade said EEPC India.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nearly 1 in 2 Indian adults have poor quality of life: Study
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Nearly one out of two Indian adults (46.2 per cent) have a poor quality of life, according to a survey released on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ayushmann's biggest regret: Not getting to meet Kishore Kumar
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana on the occasion of Guru Purnima, which falls on Saturday, has acknowledged the impact that late singer-actor Kishore Kumar has had on his life and career.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pegasus row: Rahul demands Shah's resignation, SC probe against Modi (Ld)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Upping the ante against the government, former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday described Pegasus as a weapon and demanded resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CM & Sidhu bury hatchet, reminiscence old times, hint at bigger battles
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Extending support to the protesting farmers who have been staging protests at Delhi borders for over 250 days against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the central government, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said the real issue was theirs.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NZ reports 19 new Covid cases in managed isolation
Wellington, July 23 (IANS) New Zealand on Friday reported 19 new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation, but no fresh community infection, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Manpreet Singh-led India to make a cautious start in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian men's hockey team's opener against New Zealand in Pool A on July 24, captain Manpreet Singh said that his boys would look to make a cautious start given that the opponents "are very good" and "I have a lot of respect for the way they play".
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana: Over 1.2 lakh benefit from free treatment
Jaipur, July 23 (IANS) In less than three months of its launch, the Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojna of the Rajasthan government has benefited over 1.2 lakh people of the state. The scheme was launched when the nation was struggling with the second wave of the COVID pandemic and the cashless treatment facility has helped lessen the pinch of treatment expenditure for many.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
J&K LG inaugurates 7 power infrastructure projects
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated seven power infrastructure projects worth Rs 10.11 crore, including a new receiving station and power augmentation in the Kashmir Division.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
66% Indians want to travel to drive away destinations
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) Indians are looking at travel in newer ways and exploring flexible, nearby travel and travel to work remotely, according to new YouGov research conducted in May 2021.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Kulbhushan Kharbanda: Shakaal inspired by Ernst Stavro Blofeld's role from 'James Bond'
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda's portrayal of 'Shakaal' in the film "Shaan" goes down in history as the most iconic villain in Bollywood. He says the Hindi film character was inspired by Ernst Stavro Blofeld from the "James Bond" series.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Markets in green, Zomato makes dream debut (Ld)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India's key Indian equity indices made marginal gains during post-noon trade session on Thursday following supportive global cues.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Increase protein intake to stay healthy
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) With hectic lifestyles, meeting deadlines, erratic work hours, nutrition intake is severely impacted. Hence, lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc are on the rise and it's time to face some hard facts, says an Indian nutrition expert.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
How successful is Indian cricket? (Column: Close-in)
The phenomenal rise in the quality and quantity of Indian cricketers is being appreciated by one and all. The young brigade of Indian cricketers who normally would have warmed the bench as reserves have flourished magnificently on being given opportunities.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan's Covid caseload tops 1mn mark
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) With the detection of 1,425 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Pakistan's overall infection tally on Friday crossed the 1 million mark amid the fourth wave of the pandemic, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Concerned China will closely monitor India-Nepal developments
New Delhi, July 23: Is China worried about the change in government in Nepal? In an article, the Beijing headquartered Global Times, noted that 'the Nepali Congress will likely lead the countrys foreign policy towards a 'favourable direction for India.' However, it also maintained that despite this Nepals relations with China will remain solid.
2021-07-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Fortnite developer Epic files new complaint against Google
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games has renewed its fight against the app store restrictions, filing a new complaint against Google in its anti-trust lawsuit.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shilpa Shetty's 1st Insta post after husband's arrest talks of 'surviving challenges'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has shared a cryptic note on social media talking about surviving challenges from a book penned by James Thurber.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Aus state declares Covid outbreak national emergency
Sydney, July 23 (IANS) Authorities in New South Wales (NSW), Australia's most populous state, on Friday declared the ongoing unabated Covid-19 outbreak as a national emergency, calling for redirection of vaccine supplies.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Afghan forces evict Taliban from around Kunduz city
Kabul, July 23 (IANS) Afghan special forces on Friday evicted Taliban militants from several villages from around Kunduz city, capital of the northern Kunduz province, a top police official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China considering sending boots into Pak to safeguard nationals after bus blast: Media
New Delhi, July 23: China is considering sending boots on the ground in Pakistan following the killing of nine Chinese engineers in last weeks bus blast in the countrys northern district.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Prevent frizz in the humidity
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) The rainy season is a relief after hot summers, but with it comes humidity and no one appreciates sticky and unpleasant weather. Humidity also causes serious hair problems. When faced with a particularly humid day, even the most perfectly coiffed and blow-dried styles devolve into frizzy disasters.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Was racially stereotyped by South African teammates: Paul Adams
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) Former South African spinner Paul Adams has told Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Social Justice and Nation-Building hearings that racial stereotyping was rampant during his playing days and that he was called by several names, including 'brown s***' by fellow teammates.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Christians express reservations about Yogi's population policy
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) Carrying forward the debate on Yogi Adityanath's population policy, the Christian community in Lucknow has expressed its reservations about it.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
NRIs send investment proposals to Yogi govt
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) More than 50 Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) have expressed their keenness to set up industries in Uttar Pradesh, of which 32 are already in touch with the state government to invest about Rs 1,045 crore in Noida-Greater Noida, Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur and Prayagraj.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Beauty trends spotted at Cannes 2021
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) Cannes Film Festival 2021 has just concluded, and with the trendiest fashion, the red carpet also gave us a glimpse into some of the best beauty looks for the upcoming season.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Do you have a clubhouse in your apartment building?
New Delhi, July 23 (IANSlife) On your quest of finding that perfect home, buyers not only study the apartment itself but also look out for those additional amenities that come along with it. One of the most popular features has always been the Clubhouse that many builders provide, especially in large townships or building complexes. The real estate players have understood the importance of focusing on clubhouses as this amenity can be a big temptation or draw for a potential buyer while finalising their purchase.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
30 buried in Maha hillslide, many others trapped
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 23 (IANS) In a potentially massive tragedy, at least 30 villagers are reported buried alive when a portion of a hill crashed on their homes following torrential rains, officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jharkhand: Nilambar-Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana making barren land green
Ranchi, July 23 (IANS) Under the "Nilambar-Pitambar Jal Samridhi Yojana" launched in Jharkhand, barren land is becoming green. Under this scheme, which has been started with the aim of saving rain water, raising greenery and increasing prosperity, work is being undertaken across 4,000 gram panchayats. The state government claims that in many districts greenery is now becoming visible on barren and sandy land.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Must not be afraid: K'taka HC junks Amazon, Flipkart plea against CCI probe
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Friday dismissed a plea by Amazon and Flipkart against a probe initiated by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the alleged violation of competition law.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women, minorities under-represented in tech workforce: Report
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) About 90 per cent of global businesses struggle with inclusion and diversity practices within their technology teams, while just 10 per cent implement it, according to a report released on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
Pfizer jab provisionally approved for Australians aged 12-15
Canberra, July 23 (IANS) Australia's medical regulator on Friday provisionally approved Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 years.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Krish Chauhan: 'Punyashlok Ahilyabai' has been the best teacher of my life
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Child actor Krish Chauhan's track is coming to an end in "Punyashlok Ahilyabai". He says the knowledge he has gained is immeasurable and tags the show as "the best teacher" of his life.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
2 LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter refused to surrender (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who were killed in an encounter with the security forces in North Kashmir's Sopore, refused to surrender and instead opened indiscriminate fire, police said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
US CDC hints at Covid booster doses for 'immunocompromised'
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering to incolate all "immunocompromised" people with additional doses of the Covid vaccines, amid surging infections from the Delta variant, the media reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Sean Penn refuses to return to work until 'Gaslit' cast&crew get Covid jabs
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actor filmmaker Sean Penn will not resume work on the series "Gaslit" until the entire cast and crew get Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Hollywood
Vinesh Phogat's angry outburst for physio not getting accreditation
Budapest, July 23 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat made an angry outburst through her Twitter handle late on Thursday night, expressing her disappointment at her physiotherapist Poornima Ngomdir not being given accreditation by the Indian Olympic Association despite sending the request long back.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Hungary,Sports
Zomato delivers stellar debut; Mcap reaches Rs 1L cr (Ld)
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Stocks of online food delivery platform Zomato made a stellar debut on stock markets with market valuation crossing Rs 1 lakh-crore-mark.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NZ suspends quarantine free travel with Australia
Wellington, July 23 (IANS) Quarantine free travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand will be suspended from 11.59 p.m. on Friday night over Covid-19 concerns.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tata, Boeing Hyd plant delivers 100th Apache chopper fuselage
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL), a joint venture between India's Tata Group and American aerospace giant Boeing on Friday announced the delivery of the 100th fuselage for AH - 64 Apache combat helicopter from its facility in Hyderabad.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Defence/Security,Politics
Punjab crisis has been resolved: Rahul
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Days after the Congress appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the party's Punjab chief, Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the crisis has been resolved.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
POCO F3 GT with Dimensity 1200 chipset launched in India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Smartphone brand POCO on Friday unveiled its much-anticipated device -- POCO F3 GT -- with the latest 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset in India that will be available on Flipkart from July 26.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bengal may get its first woman DGP
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Director General of Police Virendra scheduled to retire in August, bureaucratic activities are underway to choose his successor, and if there is no surprise development then the state might get its first woman DGP.
2021-07-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Portugal extends Covid state of calamity
Lisbon, July 23 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced that the current "calamity situation", its highest response to a national emergency, will be extended until August 8, as the country has hit a four-month high of new single-day Covid-19 cases and deaths.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
RS adjourned after suspended MP refuses to leave
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As suspended MP Santanu Sen refused to withdraw from the House, the Deputy Chairman adjourned the Rajya Sabha till 2.30 p.m.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Match practice crucial before I-League qualifiers: Bengaluru United coach
Bengaluru, 22 July (IANS) Adapting training tactics to factor in a long period of inactivity will be integral to his team's preparation for the I-League qualifiers, says Bengaluru United coach Richard Hood.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
'Decolonize your bookshelves, beauty standards, minds' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Anasuyabai Kale played an active role during the freedom movement for which she was jailed and refused to apologise in return for being released. One of Indias first women parliamentarians, she was the inspiration for her great-granddaughter Supriya Kelkars debut novel "Ahimsa".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Palestine welcomes UN council's move to probe Israeli violations
Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) Palestine has welcomed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to form an independent international commission to investigate Israeli violations.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
'Fast food majors need to improve practices in India'
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In view of the increasing threat of zoonotic diseases, an NGO has criticized multinational fast-food companies for not ensuring safety standards in producing chicken items and has alleged that many of these companies do better in Europe but not in India thus exposing the people to health risk.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
1st human death due to bird flu causes panic in G'gram village
Gurugram, July 23 (IANS) After the first fatal bird flu case was reported from Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences that came from Gurugram's Chakkarpur village, the Health and the Animal Husbandry departments here have swung into action and launched a survey as a precautionary measure.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Cuba slams latest US sanctions
Havana, July 23 (IANS) The Cuban government has denounced the latest sanctions imposed against the island nation by the US administration.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
IT services firm Vee Technologies expands global footprint
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) IT services provider Vee Technologies on Friday announced the opening of a new delivery centre in the Philippines to expand its global footprint.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Dismal show by men's archers in ranking round
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Indian archers -- Atanu Das, Pravin Jadhav and Tarundeep Rai -- finished with rankings outside the top-30 in the individual mens ranking round on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics, at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
US SC urged to overrule Roe v. Wade abortion decision
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The Attorney General of Mississippi has urged the US Supreme Court to overrule the landmark Roe v. Wade decision when reviewing the state's ban on virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chile to open borders to fully-vaccinated citizens, foreign residents
Santiago, July 23 (IANS) Chile will open its borders starting from July 26 to citizens and foreign residents returning from abroad who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Undersecretary of Public Health Paula Daza said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Vodafone Idea shares dip as SC dismisses plea on correction of AGR calculation
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Shares of Vodafone Idea plunged over 7 per cent on Friday after the Supreme Court dismissed the plea by telecom operations to correct the alleged errors in Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'YSRCP MPs to fight in Parliament until demands are met'
Amaravati/New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP and senior YSRCP leader V. Vijayasai Reddy on Friday said all the party MPs were fighting in Parliament for the benefit of Andhra Pradesh on issues such as special category status, Polavaram, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) and others.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid: 50% rise in young patients with eating disorders in UK
London, July 23 (IANS) There has been a significant rise in the number of young people -- under 20 -- being hospitalised for eating disorders in England as a result of the Covid pandemic, the media reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Women's hockey preview: Rani-led side to take on Netherlands
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) After appearing in the Olympics for the first time in 36 years at the 2016 Rio Games, the Indian women's hockey team is set for the first time in history to take part in their second consecutive Olympic Games in Tokyo.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
OnePlus aims to sell 25 mn Nord 5G units by 2023: India head
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Buoyed by the strong buzz around its newly-launched 'make in India' Nord 5G, leading smartphone brand OnePlus said on Friday that by the end of 2023, the accumulated sales volume of the Nord 5G product line will reach 25 million units.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chunky Panday decodes why anthologies are so popular
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actor Chunky Panday feels the reason behind the growing popularity of anthologies on OTT is because of their variety and as they are "easy watchers".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
4 killed, 10 injured in Mumbai house collapse
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) At least four persons were killed, and 10 others injured when a single-storey house crashed in Govandi suburb of northeast Mumbai, BMC Disaster Control said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sharp rise in travel-related Covid cases in Ireland
Dublin, July 23 (IANS) Ireland has witnessed a sharp increase in travel-related Covid-19 cases, and according to a public health official, people should not consider international trips at this time unless they were fully vaccinated against the virus.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G smartphone launched in India
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a bid to expand its 5G smartphones portfolio, Samsung India on Friday unveiled its latest Galaxy A22 5G sametphone that is said to be the first phone with 5G connectivity in the A-Series.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Deeply distressed by the course of events in House: Venkaiah Naidu
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said he was "deeply distressed" by the happenings in the Rajya Sabha and added that the snatching and tearing of paper is a clear assault on democracy.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US initial jobless claims rise to 419,000
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US increased to 419,000 last week, indicating a bumpy recovery amid the recent Covid-19 resurgence, the Labour Department reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for indoor dining
Rome, July 23 (IANS) The Covid Green Pass will be mandatory to enter restaurants, cafes and other indoor dining eateries in Italy starting from August 6, the government announced.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Shantanu Sen suspended for remaining part of RS session
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Trinamool MP Shantanu Sen was suspended on Friday for the remaining part of the Monsoon Session a day after he snatched the papers from IT Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw in the Rajya Sabha.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jacqueline flaunts 'sexy back'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez set the mercury soaring with a glamorous picture flaunting her "sexy back" on social media.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
21 killed, dozens injured in Ecuador prison riots
Quito, July 23 (IANS) At least 21 prisoners were killed and several others injured during riots in two prisons in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala Assembly witnesses multiple walkouts by opp
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) The second day of the second session of the 15th Kerala Assembly on Friday saw multiple walkouts by the Congress-led Opposition and both walkouts pertained to corruption issues in which the ruling CPI-M-led government allegedly had crucial roles.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
WhiteHat Jr launches 1:1 live online music classes in India
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Leading EdTech company WhiteHat Jr on Friday announced to foray into delivering live online classes in music, starting with piano and guitar, as it aims to create a unique one-on-one music experience for kids to help them build confidence and boost their cognitive development.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Technology
Abbas, Israeli Minister discuss peace, security issues
Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a phone conversation with Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Barlev to discuss peace and security issues in the region, an official media report said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Raima Sen: Unfair to blame an actor for project's failure
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Raima Sen says it is unfair to blame an actor for a project's failure because it is teamwork and everyone is responsible.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
S.African health regulator probes 28 deaths recorded after jabs
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said it was probing the deaths of 28 people who apparently died after being administered with a Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Suspension motion against Trinamool MP Sen
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Minister of State V. Muraleedharan on Friday moved a suspension motion against Trinamool Congress MP Shantanu Sen for remaining part of the session of the day after he was involved in alleged unparliamentary behaviour a day ago.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1st humanitarian flight enters Ethiopia's Tigray
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) The first humanitarian flight entered Ethiopia's Tigray region after two months carried more than 30 aid workers as fighting had blocked a relief convoy into the conflict-ridden region, a UN spokeswoman said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Brazil to field only two athletes during Tokyo opening ceremony
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The 300-plus Brazilian contingent at the Tokyo Olympic Games will be represented at the opening ceremony later on Friday by only two athletes -- flag bearers Bruno Rezende and Ketleyn Quadros.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pegasus row: Rahul demands Shah's resignation, SC probe against Modi
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Upping the ante against the government, former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday described Pegasus as a weapon and demanded resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Markets trade in green; healthy response to Zomato's debut
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) India's key equity indices made marginal gains during per-noon trade session on Thursday following supportive global cues.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Shefali Shah: I always wanted to direct a film
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) National award-winning actress Shefali Shah, who is making her directorial debut with the short film 'Happy Birthday Mummyji', says that helming a film was always on her bucket list.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Instagram tests new feature to curb targeted harassment
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) With an aim to curb targeted harassment, Facebook-owned Instagram is now testing a new feature called "Limits".
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Death toll in S.Africa unrest rises to 337
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The death toll from the week-long violent protests and looting across South Africa, which were triggered following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, has increased to 337, according to a government official.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Pause on fuel hike enters Day 6
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) continued with the pause on fuel price revision for the sixth consecutive day on Friday, the longest brake applied in weeks, as global development on oil production and rising US inventories softened crude and product prices.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Israel reimposes several restrictions
Tel Aviv, July 23 (IANS) Israel has reimposed several coronavirus-related restrictions, limiting the entrance to large events, restaurants, gyms and other places only to people who have been vaccinated.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Cholera kills 60 people in Nigerian capital
Abuja, July 23 (IANS) At least 60 people have been killed by a cholera outbreak since May in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, a government official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Nigeria,Health/Medicine
Zomato flies on market debut, up 68% from issue price
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) After a massive response to its IPO, online food delivery platform Zomato recorded a robust debut on the stock market on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NetApp Excellerator startups in India innovating in future tech
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Cloud software company NetApp on Friday announced that eight new Indian tech startups, part of its accelerator programme, are now innovating in the fields of deep tech, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), cloud and data.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Africa's Covid 3rd wave at crossroads: WHO
Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Africa is at a crossroads, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Jimmy Sheirgill: Actors now have another option with OTT
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sheirgill is three web-series old and is looking forward for more opportunities on the platform. He has played pivotal roles in series like "Rangaaz Phirse", "Your honour" and the recent "Collar Bomb".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cong, Sena, DMK protest over snooping issue in Parliament premises
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress, Shiv Sena and the DMK on Friday staged a protest against the government over the alleged Pegasus project.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Constantly motivating youngsters the duty of seniors: Sreejesh
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Veteran Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says that it is the duty of the experienced players to make the juniors aware of the magnitude of the task at the Olympics, and that it's not enough to just represent the country.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
SC dismisses telcos plea seeking correction in AGR calculation
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a big setback for telecom companies, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed their plea seeking correction of alleged errors in Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) calculation.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chip shortage to continue for up to 2 years: Intel CEO
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that the massive chip shortage will continue for at least two more years before the industry is able to completely catch up with the demand.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bloomsbury signs up with UK's New Frontier Publishing for children's bookk
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Ltd. has signed up with New Frontier Publishing (NFP), a leading publisher of the UK's primary school-age books, to exclusively represent the marketing and distribution of their titles in the Indian subcontinent.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
AIADMK to fight vigilance raids legally, politically
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK is on the course of taking legal recourse against the Directorate of Vigilance and Crime Branch (DVAC) raids conducted at 21 places related to former state transport minister and party leader, M.R. Vijayabhaskar.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kartik Aaryan set to play pilot in 'Captain India'
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan has been roped in to star in filmmaker Hansal Mehtas next titled "Captain India".
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 Cr vaccinated from Covid in TN: Govt
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said that two crore people have been administered vaccines against Covid-19 in his state as of Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Thailand mulls new incentive to woo int'l visitors
Bangkok, July 23 (IANS) Thailand is considering to unveil an "island hopping" tourism program, allowing quarantine-free foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket to "hop" to other seaside destinations, in the latest step to boost the country's tourism sector.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Samsung offering special trade-in for new foldable smartphones in US
Seoul, July 23 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is running a special trade-in programme in the US for its upcoming new foldable smartphones, industry insiders said on Friday, amid its push to expand its customer base of foldable handsets.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Piyush Goyal, Naqvi meet RS Chairman over paper snatching incident
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Leader of the House, Piyush Goyal, Deputy leader of the House Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan met the Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday morning.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snapchat reaches 293 mn daily users
San Francisco, July 23 (IANS) Snapchat has announced that it now has 293 million daily active users in the second quarter this year, an increase of 55 million year-over-year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Yogi curbs on BSP brahmin conclaves
Ayodhya, July 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has imposed curbs on the much-publicized 'Brahmin Sammelans' of the Bahujan Samaj Party that begin on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bangladesh go 1-0 up against Zimbabwe with eight-wicket win
Harare, July 23 (IANS) Fine half-centuries by Mohammad Naim (63 not out) and Soumya Sarkar (50) helped Bangladesh defeat hosts Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the opening T20 International at the Harare Sports Club to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Iran inaugurates major oil pipeline to bypass Hormuz Strait
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a major onshore pipeline that allows the country to bypass the Hormuz Strait for crude oil exports.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
7 Indian Navy teams start flood rescue in Maharashtra
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) The Western Naval Command, Mumbai has mobilised flood rescue teams and helicopters to provide assistance to the state for rescuing those marooned in flood-hit areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri, defence officials said here on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IED-loaded drone shot down in J&K
Jammu, July 23 (IANS) In a major anti-terror action, the Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday shot down a hexacopter carrying five kilo explosives in Akhnoor sector of Jammu, officials said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Eijaz Khan on 'Bigg Boss' going digital: It's a sensible thing to do
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Actor Eijaz Khan, who is gearing up for the release of the second season of web-series "City Of Dreams", says it is sensible to stream the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss" on OTT.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
54.7% of EU adults fully vaccinated against Covid
Brussels, July 23 (IANS) More than half, or 54.7 per cent, of the adult population in the European Union (EU), equivalent to over 200 million people, have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a European Commission spokeswoman said here.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Brother, sister held for duping Maha company of Rs 1.27 Cr
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), July 23 (IANS) A brother and his sister have been arrested for allegedly duping a company in Maharashtra of over Rs 1.27 crore on the promise of getting data entry work done for it.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ravi Kishan to introduce pvt member Bill on population control in LS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Uttar Pradesh Ravi Kishan and a few other MPs in the Lok Sabha are going to introduce a Private Member Bill on population control on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Nord Stream 2 pipeline to start operation despite US pressure'
Moscow, July 23 (IANS) The Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline will soon become operational despite the US' attempt to politicise the project, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
ECB leaves key interest rates unchanged
Frankfurt, July 23 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) said that it has decided to leave key interest rates unchanged and revised its forward guidance according to the new 2 per cent symmetric inflation target.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Covid self-isolation alerts threaten food supplies in UK supermarkets
London, July 23 (IANS) Supermarkets in the UK have warned that the rising number of retail workers being forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19 has started to threaten the availability of some products.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India logs 35K Covid cases 483 deaths
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India on Friday recorded 35,342 cases of Covid and 483 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Blacks, Hispanics among hardest hit by Covid-19: Study
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Deaths from all causes combined increased dramatically since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic for certain demographic groups in the US, particularly for Black and Hispanic communities, even when accounting for socioeconomic factors, according to a new study.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,International
Naseemuddin Siddiqui faces vigilance grilling in memorial scam
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Vigilance Department grilled Congress leader and former BSP minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui for hours over two days in connection with the Rs 1,400 crore scam involving construction of memorials in Lucknow and Noida during Mayawati's regime.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deepika qualifies ninth, to face Bhutanese archer in first elimination round (Ld)
Tokyo July 23 (IANS) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar finished a creditable ninth after the women's individual ranking round, notching up a total of 663 points, on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, the venue of the archery competitions, on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Bodies of woman, 3 kids found in Agra house
Agra, July 23 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman and her three children, aged 14, 11 and 8 years, bled to death after their throats were slit by an unidentified intruder in their house.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Targeted Covid-19 sampling to begin in Lucknow
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is launching a targeted sampling drive for Covid-19 from Friday in areas that had reported high caseload during the first and second waves of the pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
KL Meena to introduce pvt member Bill for uniform civil code in RS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Kirodi Lal Meena on Friday will introduce The Uniform Civil Code in India Bill, 2020 in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IMF board approves policy reforms to support low-income nations
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a set of policy reforms to the concessional lending facilities to better support the recovery of low-income countries (LICs) from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
US launches airstrikes to support Afghan forces: Pentagon
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US military in the past few days conducted airstrikes in Afghanistan to support the war-torn country's security forces, the Pentagon said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Rift in U'khand Cong, Navprabhat refuses to take charge
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Minister Navprabhat, who was a contender for the state Congress chief's post, has decided not to be part of any committees announced by the party.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test
Bridgetown, July 23 (IANS) The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese President makes surprise visit to Tibet
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping has made an unannounced visit to Tibet.
2021-07-23
Category: International, India,International
Tahir Raj Bhasin: Feels amazing to finish dubbing for my projects
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin feels extremely fortunate to be getting good work despite the pandemic crippling the entertainment industry of India. He says it feels amazing to finish dubbing for his work projects and watch them come alive.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Guinea to finally send athletes to Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Following extensive discussions with the International Olympic Committee, Guinea, an African nation, has decided to send its five-member contingent to the Tokyo Olympic Games after pulling out of the quadrennial showpiece, citing resurgence of Covid-19 variant.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 192.5 mn
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 192.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.12 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.74 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Adarsh Gourav: I want to play a track athlete
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actor Adarsh Gourav says his dream role is to play a track athlete someday as he was one back in school but never a great one.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Deepika finishes 9th in ranking round, to take on Bhutanese archer next
Tokyo July 23 (IANS) Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar finished a creditable ninth after the women's individual ranking round, notching up a total of 663 points, on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field, the venue of the archery competitions, on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports
2 terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security at Warpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine benefits 'far outweigh' risks: CDC
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine far outweigh its potential risks amid an ongoing review of reports of a rare neurological disorder, according to an advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Retailers in Germany call on public to get Covid-19 vaccination
Berlin, July 23 (IANS) Together with major retail companies such as the Rewe Group and Aldi, the German Retail Federation (HDE) appealed to the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in a statement published on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK reports another 39,906 coronavirus cases
London, July 23 (IANS) Britain has reported another 39,906 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,602,321, according to official figures released on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
I owe everything to theatre, says Sherni actor Sampa Mandal
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) "To portray the emotions of a character effectively, it is important to understand her back story. The same may not show in the expressions, but the actor must live with it to do complete justice. And that is where theatre training comes in," says actor Sampa Mandal, who was recently seen in the movie 'Sherni as Jyoti, the tribal woman.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Terrorist killed in Sopore encounter
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at Warpora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Emily Blunt: Really appreciate that Dwayne Johnson comes from struggle
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Emily Blunt has opened up working with Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming film "Jungle Cruise". The actress talked about how she takes career advice from him and shared that she really appreciates that the Hollywood star comes from struggle.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Saudi announces Hajj season free from Covid-19
Riyadh, July 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the successful conclusion of this year's Hajj season, free from the Covid-19 and other contagious diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Karisma Kapoor gifts five pair of shoes to contestant Pruthviraj
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor, who will soon be seen as a chief guest in a dance reality show, surprised a contestant by gifting him five pairs of shoes.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pooja Hegde gives an update on 'Radhe Shyam'
Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde, who will soon be seen in multilingual love story "Radhe Shyam", alongside actor Prabhas, says that the film has almost finished shooting.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Parineeti Chopra: Playing Saina Nehwal was fulfilling
Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says that watching her movie "Saina" on television is going to be a fulfilling experience. She recalls the days she spent preparing for the role.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Brunei reports 2 more imported Covid-19 cases, 311 in total
Bandar Seri Begawan, July 23 (IANS) Brunei reported two new imported Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the national tally to 311.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Brunei Darussalam,Health/Medicine,Politics
One killed, 28 injured in minibus crash in Italy
Rome, July 23 (IANS) At least one was killed and 28 were injured after a minibus went off the road on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday, according to local sources.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka to vaccinate school teachers on priority
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) All teaching and non-teaching staff of state-run, aided and private schools across Karnataka would be vaccinated on priority ahead of resuming classes, as the pandemics second wave wanes, said Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Active Covid cases dip below 25K in Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) For the first time since March, active Covid cases declined below 25,000 in Karnataka, as 1,653 new cases were reported, while 2,572 were discharged in a day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Czech PM unhappy as six test Covid positive in Tokyo (ld)
Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) The Czech Olympic Committee has come under fire from the country's Prime Minister after six athletes and officials tested positive for Coronavirus in Japan.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
BJYM launches 'Cheer4India - Be Like an Olympian' campaign
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, on Thursday launched a 'Cheer4India - Be Like an Olympian' campaign, a day before the Olympic Games commences in Tokyo on Friday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Kannada-speaking students to be trained online for govt jobs
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) Karnataka would offer online training to enhance the competitive ability of Kannada-speaking students for government jobs, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Thursday.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Trinamool has long history of working against Parliamentary values: Nadda
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a scathing attack on Trinamool Congress members' 'misbehaviour' in the Rajya Sabha with Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, BJP chief J.P. Nadda said on Thursday that the Trinamool has a long history of working against the dignity of the Parliament.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka to bring all communities save SC/ST/OBCs into EWS category
Bengaluru, July 23 (IANS) In a bid to placate all communities in the state, the Karnataka cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, on Thursday decided to include all those communities, not part of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes list, into the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation quota.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
TN Congress Chief demands Amit Shah's resignation over snoopgate
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Congress chief K.S. Alagiri on Thursday demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the Pegasus snooping row.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics