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Dhawan's 92 helps DC chase big target with ease
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan's 92 off 49 balls and Marcus Stoinis's finishing act helped Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) with 10 balls to spare in the Indian Premier League despite having to chase a target of 196 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Deepak Punia settles for silver at Asian Championships
Almaty (Kazakhastan), April 18 (IANS) Deepak Punia (86kg) settled for silver on the final day of the Asian Wrestling Championships after losing 10-0 to Iranian Olympic champion Hassan Yazdanicharati on Sunday while Sanjeet (92kg) won bronze.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Kazakhstan,Sports,Other Sports
19,067 new Covid cases spike in K'taka with 81 deaths
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's rising second wave, a record 19,067 new Covid cases were registered across Karnataka in a day, including 12,793 in Bengaluru, while 81 patients succumbed to the infection, said the state health department's bulletin on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka Guv tells govt to bring Covid situation under control
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Alarmed by the rapid surge in new cases, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Sunday directed the state government to bring the Covid situation under control soon.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Dhawan leads DC to emphatic 6-wicket win over PBKS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Shikhar Dhawan's 92 off 49 balls and Marcus Stoinis's finishing act helped Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) with 10 balls to spare in the Indian Premier League despite having to chase a target of 196 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Notice to 5 Bengaluru hospitals for not reserving Covid beds
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Cracking the whip, the Karnataka government on Sunday served notice to five major private hospitals here for not reserving 50 per cent of their beds for treating Covid patients amid surging cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccine shortage forces Telangana to halt process
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine shortage has forced Telangana to stop the vaccination process while state Health Minister E. Rajender on Sunday appealed to the Centre to address the issue immediately.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Maxwell has taken to RCB like duck to water: Kohli
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell has taken no time in adjusting to Royal Challengers Bangalore, said captain Virat Kohli. Maxwell scored his second consecutive half century of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday and, alongwith AB de Villiers, helped RCB beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan sees over daily Covid cases cross 10K mark, 42 deaths
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) Continuing to see a steep rise in Covid cases, Rajasthan on Sunday surpassed the 10,000 mark to record 10,514 cases while there were 42 fresh fatalities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
75 isolation coaches to come at Shakurbasti, Anand Vihar
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Northern Railway has provided 75 isolation coaches, equivalent to 1,200 beds, as Covid Care Centres for the people of Delhi-NCR at Anand Vihar Terminal and Shakurbasti on the demand of the Delhi government.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stop oxygen supply for industrial use, Home Secy tells states
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Sunday asked Chief Secretaries of states and administrators of Union Territories to issue necessary instructions to all authorities concerned to prohibit supply of oxygen for industrial purpose, except nine industries identified by the Union Health & Family Welfare Secretary.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nadda asks party workers to start 'Apna Booth Corona Mukt' campaign
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid rise in Covid cases in the country, Bharatiya Janata Party national president J P Nadda has asked party workers to start the campaign of "Apna Booth Corona Mukt" and make it a success.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi govt failed to make Chinese pull back from Indian land: Congress
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday accused the Narendra Modi government of "surrendering" India's strategic interests to China and "woefully compromising" national security, citing reports that China has refused to pull back its troops from Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang Plains during the last round of Corps Commander-level talks held on April 9.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Former Assam CM Bhumidhar Barman passes away
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Assam Chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman died here on Sunday evening after protracted illness, Congress leaders said. He was 89.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Surge continue amid curfew, Delhi govt knocks on Centre's door
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid the weekend curfew imposed in the national capital since 10 p.m. on Friday, in addition to the night curfew, as an attempt to break the chain of coronavirus, Delhi continued to see a surge in daily Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
JSW Steel ramping up supplies of medical oxygen
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) JSW Steel said on Sunday that the company is supplying oxygen for medical purposes as a priority in response to the current crises.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul, Agarwal help PBKS to 195/4
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) An explosive 122-run opening partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal helped Punjab Kings (PBKS) make 195/4 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
American export controls risk Indian vaccine production
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Production lines in India, making at least 160 million doses of Covid vaccine a month, will come to a halt in the coming weeks unless America supplies 37 critical items, The Economist reported.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu postpones Class 12 board exams
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) In view of the surge in Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday decided to postpone the Class 12 board examinations.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Four killed as truck overturns in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Four people were killed and 15 others injured when a lorry carrying them overturned at Shamshabad on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Sunday evening.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
F1: Verstappen wins turbulent Emilia Romagna GP
Imola (Italy), April 18 (IANS) Red Bull's Max Verstappen was the big winner of a wet and turbulent Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday which was red-flagged mid-way through after a big collision.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Universities, colleges and schools closed in J&K till May 15
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) With J&K logging 1,526 new Covid cases on Sunday, authorities ordered closure of all universities, colleges and schools in the Union Territory till May 15.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Gurugram reports 2,401 fresh Covid-19 cases
Gurugram, April 18 (IANS) The Covid surge in Gurugram continued on Sunday as 2,401 new cases were reported taking the total tally to 81,725 while with two more deaths the toll reached 378, health officials said.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Intensive sanitisation drive in Hyderabad due to Covid surge
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Municipal authorities in Hyderabad on Sunday took up intensive sanitisation drive and sprayed sodium hypochlorite at several places in the city in view of the massive surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ensure restrictions do not affect vaccination drive, states told
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Sunday asked the states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that various restrictions put in place by them to tackle Covid spread do not affect the ongoing vaccination drive.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar govt fixes hospital charges following complaints
Patna, April 18 (IANS) After several complaints about hospitals charging extra money from patients, the Bihar government has fixed the charges of hospitals for Covid patients in ever district.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
India to become top EV producer in due course: Gadkari
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that India will become the top electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing hub in due course of time.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Chennai corporation reopens tele-counselling centre
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation on Sunday again opened up its tele-counselling centre, with 100 lines, to help those in home isolation.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew in Bihar from Sunday night
Patnam April 18 (IANS) Amid the worsening Covid situation, the Bihar government has decided to impose night curfew from Sunday (April 18) across the state to break the chain of infection.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Google One is among world's first ioXt-certified apps
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) The Internet of Secure Things Alliance, an IoT security certification body (a.k.a. ioXt), has launched a new security certification for mobile apps and VPNs, with Google One among the first selected to participate.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CBI registers case against Deputy DG of Mines Safety
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday busted a racket involving public servant of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) in collusion with private persons, who manipulated and influenced the members of Interview Board for ensuring qualification of certain candidates in oral examination.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Smith makes DC debut as they bowl against PBKS (Ld)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Steve Smith makes his Delhi Capitals (DC) debut on Sunday as they won the toss and chose to bowl against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
M3M repays debt worth Rs 418 cr in Jan-March
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Real estate developer M3M has repaid debt worth Rs 418 crore during the fourth quarter of financial year 2020-2021.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No IOC confirmation for Bach visit to Japan in May
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday didn't confirm another visit of its president Thomas Bach to Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
O'Dowd becomes 1st Dutch player to score T20I ton
Kirtipur (Nepal), April 18 (IANS) Dutch player Max O'Dowd became the first cricketer from his country to hit a century in a T20 International, smashing a sensational unbeaten 133 to help his side defeat Malaysia by 15 runs in the second match of the tri-nation series in Kirtipur, Nepal on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Super League threat ahead of Champions League reforms: Reports
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Europe's ruling body UEFA is set to approve sweeping Champions League reforms on Monday amid new reports of a Super League threat.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
RCB maintains perfect start with 38-run win over KKR (Ld)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) produced an all-round performance on Sunday to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs at the M A Chidambaram Stadium and maintain their perfect start to the Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Domino's India hacked? Credit data of 10L users on 'sale' for Rs 4 cr
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In what could add to latest string of cyber breaches at India-based entities, a cyber security researcher on Sunday claimed that credit card details of nearly 10 lakh people who purchased online on Domino's Pizza India is allegedly being sold for over Rs 4 crore on the Dark Web.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Delhi govt not allowing MCD to use hospital for Covid care: BJP
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hitting back at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for playing politics over hospital beds, Delhi BJP Spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that before levelling allegations on BJP ruled MCDs, the AAP should ask Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal why the Delhi Government is not allowing municipal corporations to use its hospitals for Covid facilities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amid violence in Pakistan, Dutch leader joins controversy
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) As violence continues in Lahore and other parts of Pakistan, Dutch businessman and right-wing politician Geert Wilders has joined the controversy over the ban on the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party in Pakistan.
2021-04-18
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
RCB beats KKR by 38 runs, secures 3rd consecutive win
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secured their third consecutive win of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season by beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers's whirlwind half centuries propelled RCB to 204/4 and KKR scored 166/8 in reply.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
DC choose to bowl against PBKS (Toss)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) won the toss and chose to bowl against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
S Korea to invest $38M in illegal drone response tech by 2025
Seoul, April 18 (IANS) South Korea said on Sunday it will spend 42 billion won ($37.6 million) by 2025 to develop a response system against illegal drones amid growing security threats from the fast-developing technology.
2021-04-18
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Will win Palakkad seat with comfortable margin: Sreedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) The "Metro Man of India", Dr E. Sreedharan is a late entrant to politics and he entered with a bang bringing in both bouquets and brickbats. While there has been an overwhelming response to his politics from the middle and upper class, there has been harsh criticism from the ruling Left Democratic Front and the opposition, United Democratic Front. The BJP on the other hand is brimming with confidence that their Kerala unit could rope in such a person with a national appeal to its fold. Metro Man spoke to IANS in a brief interview.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National
Underweight, overweight women at recurrent pregnancy loss risk
London, April 18 (IANS) Being underweight or overweight could significantly increase your risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages, according to a study.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi orders case against four airlines for carrying passengers without tests
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi government on Sunday ordered Delhi Police to lodge FIRs against four airlines for ferrying passengers from Maharashtra without valid RT-PCR reports.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
RR up against rejuvenated CSK (Preview: Match 12)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Both Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have won one game and lost one. It is only the net run rate that puts CSK (0.616) ahead of RR (0.52) on the points table.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Urvashi Rautela recalls working with late actor Vivekh
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela took to social media on Sunday to mourn the demise of Padma Shri actor Vivekh and recall her experience of working with him in her upcoming Tamil debut film.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Symptoms post Covid recovery may impact daily life: Doctors
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Are you a Covid-19 survivor, but still feel fatigued and not having fully recovered? You may be experiencing what is known as "Long Covid". The symptoms may not be life-threatening, but can persist for months and impact daily life, experts say.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Adding a pinch of modernity to 'mithais'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Any celebration in India is incomplete without a box of 'mithai'. Laddoo, barfi, gulab jamun, halwa etc are age-old recipes that are staples in any Indian household.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 held in Bengaluru for hoarding remdesivir
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Three persons were arrested for allegedly hoarding the key remdesivir drug for treating Covid patients and selling it on the black market, police said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Highest single day spike of 1,526 new cases in J&K
Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Alarming rise in Covid-19 spread continued unabated in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday as 1,526 new cases came to light during the last 24 hours. This is the highest single day spike in the Union Territory since the beginning of the pandemic.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
24 hrs campaign ban on BJP's Sayantan Basu, TMC's Sujata Mondal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday banned BJP leader Sayantan Basu and Trinamool Congress leader Sujata Mondal from campaigning for 24 hours for their recent comments.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himachal providing immunity dose to fight coronavirus
Shimla, April 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Department of Ayurveda has been providing an immunity booster dose to people that help them fight coronavirus, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
FPIs pull out Rs 4,643 cr from Indian equities so far in April
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Amid resurgent Covid cases, foreign portfolio investors (FPI) have pulled out net investments of Rs 4,643 crore from the Indian equities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Delhi Corona App' updated to serve in current crisis
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi government has updated its Corona app, which was launched in early 2020, to help track availability of hospital beds and ventilators for Covid-19 patients, and schedule vaccine doses, among others.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Clashes between banned TLP, police leave 'few' dead in Lahore
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Clashes erupted between members of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and police at Multan road in Lahore, leaving "a few" group supporters killed and more than 100 injured, sources said.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Andhra gets 2 lakh more doses of Covid vaccine
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday received two lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield from Serum Institute of India, Pune.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Quirky ways to style your floors
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Before finalising on the design of the flooring of your home, keep in mind some aspects such as textures, material and finish. Decorating the floors can be an altogether daunting task.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid surge: Delhi HC to hear only urgent matters from Monday
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Sunday said that due to Covid surge it will only hear the urgent matters filed in the year 2021.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
de Villiers, Maxwell help RCB survive shaky start
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell and A.B. de Villiers propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) recover from a shaky start to score 204/4 against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Scientists find 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa
New York, April 18 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a 3,500 year-old honeypot from Africa, presenting the oldest direct evidence for honey collection in the continent.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
University exams in Kerala postponed
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Amid Covid surge in the state, the universities in Kerala have postponed all offline exams scheduled from Monday onwards following a communique from the Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Health/Medicine
International hockey umpire Anupama dies of Covid
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former international hockey umpire Anupama Punchimanda passed away due to Covid-related complications on Sunday morning in Bengaluru. She was 40.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Andhra Police claim attempt to implicate Jagan in uncle's murder
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police on Sunday said suspended IPS officer A B Venkateshwar Rao pressurized his then subordinate officers to falsely implicate Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and his family in the murder of his uncle and former MP Y S Vivekananda Reddy.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rlws to create green corridor for fast movement of oxygen
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid demand of oxygen across the country after Covid surge, the railways is getting fully ready to transport Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and Oxygen Cylinders from one place to another. The railways has geared up to run oxygen Express trains through green corridor for fast movement of LMO as availability of oxygen is key in the treatment of certain medical conditions due to Covid infection.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Karnataka opens war room for oxygen supply to hospitals
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's second wave and reported shortage of beds and drugs, Karnataka on Sunday set up a war room to ensure supply of medical oxygen to hospitals for treating Covid patients, especially in Bengaluru.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
de Villiers, Maxwell propel RCB to 204/4
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a score of 204/4 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Being a singer helps me deliver dialogues with right rhythm'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Adarsh Gourav, lead star of the Oscar-nominated film "The White Tiger", gave credits to his singing skills for helping him understand the movement of his character and deliver dialogues with right rhythm.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kipchoge ready for Tokyo, clocks world-leading time in Netherlands
Enschede (Netherlands), April 18 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge gave an indication that he is in peak form to retain the Tokyo Games marathon gold, winning the Enschede Marathon in 2:04:30 sec on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
Kareena Kapoor Khan: Lockdown doesn't mean giving up
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Living through a lockdown doesn't mean you have to give up on your daily workout regime, suggested Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Boucher 'hurt' by S Africa's twin defeats to Pakistan
Johannesburg, April 18 (IANS) South Africa head coach Mark Boucher said that he is "hurt" by the team's defeat in their recent ODI and T20I series to Pakistan at home. South Africa were without their core group of players in the last two matches of the T20I series as they left to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Airtel Payments Bank increases day-end balance limit to Rs 2 lakh
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In line with the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) guidelines, Airtel Payments Bank on Sunday announced that it has become the first payments bank in the country to enable Rs 2 lakh day-end balance account limit.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
First human-monkey embryo sparks ethical debate
New York, April 18 (IANS) A joint team of US and Chinese scientists have, in breakthrough research, grown human cells in monkey embryos in a laboratory for up to 20 days. The development, which has sparked ethical debates, has implications for developing new models of human biology and disease.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
PM Modi reviews Covid situation in Varanasi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the district administration of Varanasi should extend all possible help to the people with utmost sensitivity.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
FIDC seeks extension of MSME restructuring scheme till March 2022
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) has urged the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to extend the one-time restructuring scheme for loans to MSMEs till March next year due to the severe second wave of Covid-19.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Make vaccines, medicine and oxygen available, Mamata tells PM
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In view of the steep rise of the Covid cases in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene immediately and make available adequate supplies of vaccine, medicine and oxygen so that the vaccination process can be scaled up and treatment be provided.
2021-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccination key to fight Covid, Manmohan to Modi
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, putting forward five suggestions to the government including ramping up the vaccination program and giving approval to the vaccines cleared by European agencies or USFDA.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vindu Dara Singh: Depleted earnings have escalated anxiety levels
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood and television actor Vindu Dara Singh on Sunday took to social media to talk about a serious concern saying people's anxiety levels have escalated owing to their depleted income amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Persepolis on mind, FC Goa coach urges players to improve further
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa's head coach Juan Ferrando said that while the goalless draw against UAE's Al Wahda in the AFC Champions League Group Stage was a big positive for the team, the boys will soon have to improve "with a new target on mind".
2021-04-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
UP observes complete Sunday lockdown
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh witnessed a complete lockdown on Sunday and the state government undertook a massive sanitization drive in all major cities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
TN's 2nd sero survey underway
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu public health department is taking blood samples and plasma randomly in 888 clusters for the state's second sero survey.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sunny Leone goes for morning hike in Kerala
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone went for a morning hike in Kerala on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Haryana CM Hooda, wife test positive for Covid
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Hooda and his wife Asha Hooda tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
China, US to cooperate on climate
Beijing/Washington, April 18 (IANS) Following talks between US climate envoy John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua, the world's two largest producers of greenhouse gases issued a joint statement saying they would cooperate on mitigating climate change.
2021-04-18
Category: International, China,Politics
AirAsia announces free rescheduling of bookings till May 15
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) AirAsia India has announced free rescheduling on all flights for bookings till May 15, 2021.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhuri Dixit: Heartbreaking to see pandemic taking over our lives yet again
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit Nene on Sunday reacted to the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic which has badly affected India in its ongoing second wave.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KKR unchanged as RCB bat first (Ld)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and chose to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Yogi's helpline comes to aid of Covid patients
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) With the Integrated Command Control Centre (ICCC) failing to respond to the needs of Covid patients, it is now the Chief Minister's helpline which is coming to the aid of Covid infected persons.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kejriwal writes to Modi, seeks help to fight surging Covid
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few days, the national capital is facing shortage of beds and oxygen as daily positivity rate has jumped to 30 per cent, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said this in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chrome 90 will let you share links to highlighted text
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Google has started rolling out a feature for Chrome 90, which will allow users to create a link that takes people to the part of a page you highlighted.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Experimental antiviral drug effective against Covid: Study
New York, April 18 (IANS) An experimental oral antiviral drug has shown potential in prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19 infections, say researchers.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Athiya Shetty to KL Rahul: Grateful for you
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty has shared a heart-warming birthday message for her rumoured beau KL Rahul on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Sports
France imposes mandatory quarantine on several countries
Paris, April 18 (IANS) The French government on Sunday announced the tightening of entry restrictions from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa because of concerns about new variants of the coronavirus.
2021-04-18
Category: International, France,Politics
Andhra develops app to monitor Covid vaccination
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has developed user friendly app for Covid-19 vaccination drive from Monday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
RCB win toss, choose to bat against KKR (Toss)
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and chose to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Crackdown on 100 top tax defaulters in Trichy
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Trichy corporation has embarked on an ambitious project to retrieve its Rs 42 crore tax dues, including that of property tax and user charge arrears from top defaulters.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
After CBSE, now JEE exams postponed due to Covid surge
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) After postponing the CBSE board examinations, the Union Education Ministry has decided to postpone the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) in India and abroad. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) not to conduct the JEE Mains examination in view of the rising Covid cases. The JEE Mains examination was scheduled to be held on April 27, 28 and 30 this year.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Koeman sets sights on La Liga after securing maiden Barca title
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Ronald Koeman has revelled in his first title as Barcelona head coach but has set his sights on clinching the La Liga crown.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Iranian intel identifies suspect of n-facility attack
Tehran, April 18 (IANS) Iran's intelligence service is said to have identified one of the suspects behind an "act of sabotage" at the Natanz nuclear facility a week ago, according to state media on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Sonakshi Sinha shares her 'Sunday state of mind'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has shared a picture and is confused as to call it a Sunday selfie or Sunday state of mind.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Future Retail board, lenders approve debt restructuring plan
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The board of Future Retail along and its lenders have approved a resolution plan to restructure the existing secured financial debt from the banks under the resolution framework for Covid-19 related stress.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Youth Boxing: Five Indians storm into quarters
Kielce, April 18 (IANS) Indian boxers put up a phenomenal performance at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships with five of them making it to the quarter-finals on the fifth day of the competition on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Covid vax 'less effective' in people with some blood cancer: Study
Jerusalem, April 18 (IANS) The two-dose mRNA Covid-19 vaccine may be aless effective' in people undergoing treatment for certain types of blood cancers, researchers have claimed in two new studies.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Army pulls out from some areas of western Assam
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) With the return of peace in insurgency-affected Assam, the army has started pulling out of areas where normalcy has returned.
2021-04-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Celebrities demand medical help for Navalny
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, more than 70 celebrities from around the world have demanded medical treatment for ailing opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who is being held in a prison camp.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Samantha Akkineni dazzles in shimmery gold fringed dress
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Telugu star Samantha Akkineni looked every-inch gorgeous dressed in a shiny gold dress.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Nagal one step away from Barcelona Open main draw
Barcelona, April 18 (IANS) India's top-ranked men's tennis player Sumit Nagal overcame a tough challenge from Ukraine's Illya Marchenko 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the ATP 500 Barcelona Open qualifier to be one step away from the main draw of the tournament.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G pops-up at BIS India: Report
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to expand its Galaxy A-series with the launch of Galaxy A22, in both the 4G and 5G versions.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Susceptibility to Covid high immediately after vaccination
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The susceptibility to Covid infections appears to be particularly high immediately after vaccination either due to lower immunity or due to unsafe behaviour.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
On mission Telangana, Sharmila ends 72-hour fast
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's daughter Sharmila, who undertook a 72-hour hunger strike in solidarity with the unemployed youths of Telangana, ended her fast on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Lavanya: 'Weekend, please don't leave me'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) South star Lavanya Tripathi does not want the weekend to leave her, going by her post on social media.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Youth Cong chief sets example by helping people amid pandemic
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Anybody in the country who is in dire need of some help, be it the requirement for plasma or medicine, can approach Youth Congress President Srinivas B.V., who is ready to help even in the middle of the night.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Temporary jails to serve as quarantine for criminals
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is setting up temporary jails for keeping criminals, who are arrested or have surrendered, in quarantine till they test negative for Covid.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
US embassy orders employees' families to leave Chad
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered the families of the Americembassy staff members to leave N'Djamena, the capital of Chad.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Anupam Kher mourns demise of his 'The Accidental Prime Minister' makeup artist
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Sunday took to social media to mourn the demise of a 33-year-old makeup artist who did his makeup for the film The Accidental Prime Minister.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Radhika Apte gets candid about mental health
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Actress Radhika Apte, known for her stellar performances and activism for social causes, recently opened up about her most intense roles, dealing with their ''emotional hangover'', mental health and more in an Instagram Live session.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Task force says no to blanket lockdowns
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Lancet Covid-19 Commission India Task Force has not recommended a blanket national or state lockdown, as opposed to localized, phased restrictions or closures.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aditi Rao Hydari 'Stand's Up'
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) It's International Anti Street Harassment Week 11th-17th April 2021, and to mark the occasion, Bollyood actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who is also LOreal Paris brand ambassador, proudly stands with LOreal Paris to raise her voice against street harassment.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Germans unsure of holidaying this year
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) A new poll has revealed that about a third of Germans were unsure whether a holiday will be an option this year given the lingering coronavirus restrictions.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics
MI's Rohit Sharma makes a statement with 'Save the Corals' art
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has environmental issues very close to his heart, it seems. The cricketer came out on the field against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday wearing shoes with "Save the Corals" art on them.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Less than 100 ICU beds left for Covid patients: Kejriwal (Ld)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases, the national capital is facing shortage of beds as daily positivity rate has jumped to 30 per cent, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told the media after reviewing the Covid situation here on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Hefazat militant arrested in B'desh
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) The Detective Branch (DB) of the Bangladesh Police on Sunday arrested Mamunul Haque, Joint Secretary of the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sonu Nigam: As a Hindu I feel the Kumbh Mela shouldn't have taken place
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Noted singer Sonu Nigam on Sunday reacted to the Kumbh Mela being made symbolic for this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Roblox to use content ratings to help limit access to explicit content
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Virtual gaming platform Roblox is reportedly developing content ratings for games and easier-to-use parental controls.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid-19 headwinds to make markets trade with negative bias (Market Watch)
Markets began last week under tremendous pressure on the back of a massive surge in Covid-19 cases. The stringent norms on movement of people imposed in Maharashtra which amounts to a night curfew and almost a day lockdown added to the woes. BSESENSEX lost 759.29 points or 1.53 per cent to close at 48,832.03 points. NIFTY lost 217 points or 1.46 per cent to close at 14,617.85 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 1.61 per cent, 1.70 per cent and 1.83 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was down 2.91 per cent while BSESMALLCAP lost 2.68 per cent. In sectoral indices there were no gainers with BSEMETAL losing the least at 0.31 per cent. Incidentally in the previous week, BSEMETAL had gained the most.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Designer Punit Balana forays into menswear
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Fashion designer Punit Balana believes ''fashion enthusiasts will always find a way to reach their favourite designers given any scenario''. He is still ''optimistic'' the pandemic has hit the industry hard, and believes there is a ''silver lining to every situation''.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
8 family members killed in Afghan mosque shooting
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) At least eight members of a family were killed after unknown gunmen opened fire on them at a mosque in Afghanistans Nangarhar province, officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Vaccinate teachers on priority basis to enable school opening in July
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Recommending priority vaccination of teachers and school staff, a Covid task force has said that a safe opening for the education sector can be done by July.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bolivia's MAS party faces pressure following defeat
La Paz, April 18 (IANS) The left-wing MAS party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales has been facing calls for renewal following its defeat in the country's regional elections.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Paraguay,Politics
Apple to shut its stores in US as Covid precautionary measure
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Apple has taken a step back in its efforts to reopen its stores around the world, with all six of its retail outlets in the US' Michigan closed as a preventative measure.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jaaved Jaaferi: Family entertainer films get better mileage on TV
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Jaaved Jaaferi feels when it comes to mass entertainer films that can be enjoyed with the whole family, television is the ideal platform.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Comic relief: Amit Tandon offers online sessions for Covid+ audience
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) In an act of support for those who have tested Covid-positive and are currently isolating, noted comedian Amit Tandon has begun to speak to sets of 15 such people in daily 30-minute Zoom sessions where they will "talk and hopefully laugh together". After the first session on Friday, Tandon told IANSlife that the second wave has been worse, as "there was at least some light at the end of the tunnel" last year.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Outdoor mask restriction lifted in Israel
Tel Aviv, April 18 (IANS) Starting from Sunday onwards, Israeli residents will no longer be required to wear a facial mask in public, in another sign that the country might be putting the worst of the coronavirus pandemic behind it.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Germany to mourn Covid deaths in national service
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lead a commemorative event in Berlin on Sunday in the presence of the country's leaders for all those who have died due to the novel coronavirus.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Sheffield relegated after defeat at Wolves
London, April 18 (IANS) Sheffield United's miserable season was capped after relegation was finally confirmed following a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Meet the food enthusiast trying to boost culinary travel in Assam
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Mitali G Dutta is a Guwahati-based entrepreneur whose passion to learn and imbibe knowledge, led to her culinary venture 'Food Sutra by Mitali'.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Modern retail severely dented due to 2nd wave of Covid: SCAI
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second wave has severely impacted the modern retail industry, said a statement by the Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI).
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rutuja-Zeel win doubles, India pull off consolation win against Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 18 (IANS) The pair of Rutuja Bhosale and Zeel Desai pulled one back as India won the double match against Latvia to end their Billie Jean King Cup World Group play-off campaign on a positive note after having lost all three singles matches.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
India's 2nd Covid wave more infectious, lower fatality
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India is different from the first one in September 2020 as the rate of increase in new cases is significantly higher.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Double cornea transplant done on road accident victim at SGRH
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Dr. S.N. Jha, senior ophthalmologist and his team with Sir Ganga Ram Hospital recently did a life-changing rare double cornea transplant on a 25 year old road accident patient.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indians flood social media urging for ventilator beds, plasma
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) As the country grapples with the worst surge in Covid cases amid the lethal second wave, thousands of people across the country have flooded various social media platforms, requesting authorities and users to arrange or inform about where to find ventilator beds, plasma from recovered patients, oxygen cylinders and drugs like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, among others.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
NASA's Mars helicopter to take first flight on Monday
Washington, April 18 (IANS) After a series of delays, NASA is targeting to launch the first powered, controlled flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on Monday, the US space agency said in a statement.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Technology
Google working on 'Trash Bin' feature for deleting files on Android 12
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on a feature, called Trash Bin, for deleting files on Android 12.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Soha Ali Khan shares various 'shades of lockdown'
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan has shared her weekend mood on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kejriwal speaks to Shah, seeks help amid rising Covid cases
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on phone and told him about the critical situation of rising Covid-19 cases in the national capital.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
I like being my own boss, I enjoy what I do: John Spence
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) With the pandemic still looming large, the hospitality and travel business continues to be one of the hardest hit by Covid-19. A year into the pandemic, despite being armed with the vaccine, the world continues to battle and hope for things to return to normalcy, albeit a new normal.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Diet drinks, soda might be harming your fertility
New Delhi, April 18 (IANSlife) Are you fond of fizzy drinks or diet cola breaks? Do you prefer sugar in your brew for a sweetener? If so, your 'diet' beverage could be messing with your pregnancy plans.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Chrissy Teigen, daughter Luna twin in black bikinis
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen and her daughter Luna have redefined mother-daughter goals as they together while twinning in a black bikinis.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Nushrratt Bharuccha reveals no one trusts her kitchen skills at home!
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a domestic help in the OTT anthology "Ajeeb Daastaans". However, the Bollywood actress confesses when it comes to kitchen skills in real life, no one at home really trusts her!
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana's daily Covid cases breach 5k mark
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Telangana reported 5,093 fresh Covid infections in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Pick of the week (April 18)
Recommendation by HDFC Securities
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,National
3 Afghan policemen killed in insider attack
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) Three police constables were killed when one of their colleagues turned his gun against them in Afghanistan's Badghis province, the latest in a string of insider attacks, an official confirmed on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Saving goals to saving girls from trafficking, the life of Anson Thomas
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Anson Thomas (54), a Keralite from Ranni in Pathanamthitta district, was born and brought up in the city of Mumbai, represented Mumbai in the National Hockey tournament, donning the role of the team Goalkeeper and later played for Indian Customs team as a goalkeeper after joining the elite department.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
How a holy river degenerated into sewage canal
Agra/Mathura April 18 (IANS) As Sri Krishna-Radha devotees in Braj Mandal celebrate the birthday of Yamuna on Sunday, their hearts are filled with disgust and frustration to see the plight of the river, which is the life line of millions of people from Delhi to Agra.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Expel BNP snakes responsible for member's disappearance'
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) Mirza Abbas, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has urged the expulsion of some "snakes" from the party who he held responsible for the 2012 disappearance of another senior member M Ilias Ali.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 brothers in UP die within 24 hrs, Covid not ruled out
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) In one of the worst tragedies in recent Covid times, three brothers here died within 24 hours.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul Gandhi suspends all his political rallies in Bengal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid massive Covid surge in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has suspended all his political rallies in West Bengal and asked other political parties to think about the consequences of holding big rallies in the middle of the raging pandemic.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tens of thousands killed in 2 decades of Afghan conflict
Kabul, April 18 (IANS) The last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan that started with the ouster of the Taliban regime in 2001, have claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, including civilians, security personnel and foreign troops, according to a media report.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kerala Chief Secy writes to TN against closing by-roads
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) With the Covid spread increasing in Kerala and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) crossing 17 per cent, the Tamil Nadu government has shut the by-roads connecting to Kerala. In response, the Kerala Chief Secretary V.P. Joy wrote a letter to his Tamil Nadu counterpart to keep the by-roads open as this creates problems for the people.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Aircel & RCOM steering towards liquidation, resulting in Rs 60,000 Cr NPA for Indian and Foreign Banks
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ruling of last week in the Aircel Vs. Department of Telecommunications (DOT) case has cast a shadow on the resolution plans of Aircel and Reliance Communication Ltd. (RCOM).
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Virtual reality can teach leadership skills just like humans
Wellington, April 18 (IANS) A virtual human can be as good as a flesh-and-blood one when it comes to helping people practice new leadership skills, according to a new research.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Pak to begin inoculation for 50-59 age group from April 21
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has announced its decision to start the vaccination of people in the 50-59 age group against Covid-19 from April 21, it was reported on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP man sets own house on fire to implicate rival
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a man set ablaze his own house to implicate a village pradhan candidate and lodged an FIR for assault and arson in Sitapur district.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kriti shares hilarious video of Varun from 'Bhediya' sets
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Kriti Sanon shared a hilarious video featuring Varun Dhawan, a baby and a cake. She jokingly said she cannot believe what the actor did to the child.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Govt claims contrary to reality: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday lashed out at the government for making claims 'contrary to the reality' in the country.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vaccinated Australians to have greater int'l travel freedom
Canberra, April 18 (IANS) Vaccinated Australians could be allowed to travel overseas and quarantine at home on their return before the "vast majority" of the population has been inoculated against Covid-19, a Minister said on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Brazil registers over 370,000 Covid deaths
Brasilia, April 18 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has reached 371,678 after 2,929 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Health reported.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Miyagi prefecture
Tokyo, April 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Miyagi Prefecture on Sunday, according to the authorities.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Chess champion Anand pays heartfelt tribute to late father
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Five-time world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand, on Sunday paid a heartfelt tribute to his father, K. Viswanathan, who passed away on April 15 owing to age-related problems. He was 92.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Armed man threatening California residents shot dead
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) An armed man who allegedly threatened to shoot residents in Northern California was shot and killed by Alameda County Sheriff's deputies, authorities said.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
UP to set up 10 oxygen plants in a week
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government is setting up 10 oxygen plants for unabated supply of oxygen to all the hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi's health condition improves, remains in isolation
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was tested positive for Covid is improving in home isolation.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff
Prague, April 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy in Prague, who were allegedly "identified as members of the Russian secret services", Foreign Minister Jan Hamacek said at news conference.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Czech Republic,Politics
Alaya F: I put my phone aside if I get overwhelmed with social media
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Alaya F says she tries keeping it as real as she can on social media and adds that while she enjoys the platform, she doesn't take it too seriously.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petrol prices unchanged across metros
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) kept petrol and diesel prices unchanged for the third straight day across four metro cities.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AFC Champions League: FC Goa's impressive run continues
Goa, April 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa came up with another impressive performance, keeping their slate clean in a goalless draw against UAE's Al Wahda in an AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage match late on Saturday night.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Protest against police brutality held in California city
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Hundreds of people took to the streets of the city of Oakland in California to protest against fatal police shootings in Minneapolis and Chicago.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
This is how highly infectious Covid variant gets neutralised
New York, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have revealed how a highly infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus binds to host but succumbs to antibodies later, a discovery that could help in the development of more potent Covid vaccines.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Public confidence in Italy's vax rollout hindered by AstraZeneca fears'
Rome, April 18 (IANS) The regional health authorities in Italy's Lombardy region have said that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been hindered by the jab's safety fears.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Drying FII inflows on rising Covid cases to weaken rupee (IANS Currency Watch)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Drying FII inflows on the back of rising Covid cases is expected to weaken the Indian rupee further during the upcoming trade week.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India reports 2.61L new Covid cases, over 1,500 deaths
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) India has reported 2,61,500 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1,47,88,109, according to the Health Ministry data released on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NY Covid hospitalisations lowest since Nov 2020: Cuomo
New York, April 18 (IANS) Covid-19 hospitalisations in New York state has dropped to the lowest level since November 30, 2020, said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Future not clear, says Flick after deciding to leave Bayern
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) Hansi Flick has said he wants to leave as Bayern Munich coach after the season, making the announcement after the team went seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-2 victory in Wolfsburg.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
UP allows medical aid to those testing negative despite Covid symptoms
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) In a major relief to people who have tested Covid negative but are still showing symptoms, the Yogi Adityanath government has directed all the medical facilities to treat them as presumptive Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ukraine expels Russian diplomat in retaliation
Kieve, April 18 (IANS) In a retaliatory move, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked a Russian diplomat in Kiev to leave the country within 72 hours starting from April 19 in response to Moscow's expulsion of a Ukrainian consul.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Aruba,Politics
Female constable cremates unidentified woman's body
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) A female constable in Mathura cremated the body of an unidentified young woman, which was found in a canal on April 11.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Man places online order for apples, finds iPhone inside in UK
London, April 18 (IANS) In an unexpected event, a UK resident, who made an online purchase of groceries including apples, received an Apple iPhone along with his supplies.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Twitter suffers partial outage, users unable to send DMs
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Twitter went down in the US and the micro-blogging platform said it was working on to fix an issue with its servers.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
OTT looks to books for inspiration
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) With OTT platforms experimenting with genres and content, there are a host of projects that are based on books.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Erratic weather in J&K, Ladakh, improvement likely from Monday
Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Weather in J&K and Ladakh remained erratic on Sunday as moderate rain in plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of the two union territories.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Declare national health emergency: Sibal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Amid rising cases of Covid-19 former Union Minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday demanded that the Centre declare a national health emergency in the country. He also urged the Election Commission to declare a moratorium on election rallies.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Work on Delhi-Meerut RRTS in full swing
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Work on the 82 km-long Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) from Delhi's Sarai Kale Khan to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh is in full swing and the viaduct of the around 17 km corridor has been completed.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Barca win Copa del Rey with destruction of Athletic Bilbao
Barcelona, April 18 (IANS) Lionel Messi and Frenkie de Jong inspired Barcelona to a 4-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey for a record 31st time.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Cyprus, Greece, Israel, UAE FMs meet
Nicosia, April 18 (IANS) The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) concluded a two-day meeting on regional issues and cooperation.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Cyprus,Politics
Arjun Rampal and Neil Nitin Mukesh test Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Arjun Rampal and Nitin Nitin Mukesh are the latest Bollywood celebrities to fall prey to the Covid-19 pandemic. Both actors took to social media to inform that they have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Houthis launch drone attack on Saudi air base
Sanaa, April 18 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia said they fired an explosive-laden drone toward King Khalid Air Base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern city of Khamis Mushait.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Yogi govt to slap NSA against 3 Remdesivir hoarders
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to invoke the provisions of stringent National Security Act (NSA) against three persons who were arrested in Kanpur, carrying 265 Remdesivir injection vials.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Israel arrests 3 Palestinian electoral candidates
Ramallah, April 18 (IANS) The Israeli police have arrested three Palestinian electoral candidates attempting to hold a news briefing in East Jerusalem, sources said here.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Teen kills grandmother after she refuses money for new phone
Aligarh, April 18 (IANS) In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh, an 18-year-old boy strangled his grandmother to death after she refused to give him money to buy a new phone.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Ram Navmi' celebrations in Ayodhya scrapped
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) The Ayodhya administration has decided to call off the 'Ram Navmi Mela' on April 21, which attracts a huge gathering of pilgrims on the last day of Navratri.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Russia expels Ukrainian diplomat for 'spying'
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry asked a Ukrainian diplomat to leave the country after he was caught red-handed receiving classified information from a Russian citizen.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Pak FM embarks on UAE visit
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has embarked on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the Foreign Ministryin Islamabad.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Two held for poisoning cattle in UP's Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), April 18 (IANS) Two men have been arrested, allegedly for poisoning cattle and then charging hefty sums of money from their owners to dispose of carcasses.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Migrants coming to UP to be quarantined
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) All migrant workers coming into Uttar Pradesh, will be required to quarantine.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Good Samaritans providing food at the doorsteps of Covid-hit families
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Showing concerns for the families where all the members have been infected by Covid-19, youth, women, businessmen and politicians have come forward to provide cooked food at their doorsteps.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cross sections of people in Andhra feel the pinch of skyrocketing fuel prices
Amaravati, April 18 (IANS) Skyrocketing fuel prices across the country over the last several months are impacting people relying on fields as diverse as aquaculture and insurance, including the fishermen who go into the sea for their catch in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for April 19-25.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
April 2003: US in Iraq, Vajpayee's Pak initiative and Worldview India (Comment)
April 2003 was the cruelest month for the people of Iraq, a month of reflection on Pakistan by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and a rare opportunity for Worldview India, a dedicated group of Indian journalists who helped lift the mist from the historic events that month.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Police reforms: Goals and means (Column: Spy's Eye)
The well known protagonist of police reforms, Prakash Singh, in a recent write-up diagnosed the problem behind an apparent lack of progress in this direction by identifying five points of challenge that had not been tackled so far -- the unholy nexus between politicians, bureaucrats, police and criminals had to be broken, a bar had to be put on persons of criminal background entering the Assemblies and Parliament, restructuring of police had to be done to give it 'functional autonomy', a robust criminal justice system had to be put in place and there had to be emphasis on bringing about systemic changes that had universal application.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ventilation, facial protection best safeguards against airborne Covid: Prof Srinath Reddy
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a recently published report in The Lancet stated SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is an airborne pathogen. The paper written by six experts from the US, the UK, and Canada, say that the evidence supporting airborne transmission is overwhelming, and evidence supporting large droplet transmission is almost non-existent.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
The Thalaiva knows no boundaries (Column: B-Town)
The recent announcement of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year for South superstar Rajinikanth is celebrated by all Indians, in India and abroad. Actually, it is quite strange, since the Indian film industries as well as their stars are accepted only among their own regional followers and in their own local languages.
2021-04-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Attempts to topple, kill Belarusian Prez foiled: Russia FSB
Moscow, April 18 (IANS) Russia's top intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said that it has detained two members of the Belarusian opposition who plotted a military coup and an assassination attack on President Alexander Lukashenko.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
How ISI sleuths 'manipulated' FBI informer to make Dawood's financier walk free from London jail (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a desperate bid to cover up the nexus between the D-Company and ISI from being exposed to the world, Pakistan's top sleuths allegedly 'manipulated' a key FBI witness, who turned hostile and paved way for Dawood Ibrahim's financier Jabir Motiwala, to go scot free in a high profile extradition case heard in London. Last week, the US dropped charges and withdrew an extradition case against Jabir, giving a breather to Dawood, India's most wanted fugitive, declared a global terrorist by several countries.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
The legacy keepers
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) While sisters S. Aishwarya and S. Saundarya, two of the most popular Carnatic musicians from the younger generation and great-granddaughters of M.S. Subbulakshmi, recipient of the Bharat Ratna honour feel fortunate to be the musical inheritors of the MS legacy, they say that while drawing inspiration from that, they also maintain their own musical individualities, ensuring there is freedom to operate in their own spaces while still remaining under the framework of the legacy.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 140.6mn
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 140.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Debina Bonnerjee celebrates lockdown birthday second year in a row
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee celebrates her birthday on Sunday amidst lockdown, second year in a row. She will have a quiet cake-cutting ceremony at home with her parents and husband, actor Gurmeet Choudhary.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported Covid cases
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, all of which are imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Late Mary Wilson's unreleased music to be available soon
Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Late singer Mary Wilson left a lot of unreleased music, which will be launched soon.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran says 'good' progress made on nuclear talks
Vienna, April 18 (IANS) Iran's top negotiator at nuclear talks under way in Vienna said on Saturday that the discussions were on the right track and consultations would continue.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Africa's confirmed Covid cases pass 4.4 million
Addis Ababa, April 18 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Three nabbed for Covid vaccine black marketing
Gurugram, April 18 (IANS) Three persons were nabbed on Saturday by a team of the Food and Drugs control department of Gurugram for their alleged involvement in black marketing of Remdesivir injections used in the treatment of Covid-positive patients, an official said.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK records another 2,206 Covid cases, 35 deaths
London, April 18 (IANS) Another 2,206 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,385,938, according to official figures released on Saturday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Fearing poaching, Assam Cong candidates to stay at a hotel
Guwahati, April 18 (IANS) Apprehending poaching by the rival party, the main opposition Congress in Assam on Saturday assembled its candidates at a hotel here, party sources said, adding they would stay there till the results of the recently held Assembly election are declared on May 2.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'3D' Shankar's all-round show in vain
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) All-rounder Vijay Shankar who has been forgotten after he was dropped from the India side following the 2019 World Cup, came into focus again after his two wickets stalled Mumbai Indians (MI) in their tracks following a flying start on Saturday night.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
7 top Hefazat-e-Islam leaders arrested in B'desh
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (detective branch) has arrested a top leader of militant group Hefazat-e-Islam, Junaid Al Habib, who had warned the government of violence, protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh last month.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Covid was not defeated in 2020, it had waned on its own: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday night that together India had defeated Covid last year and the country can do it again with the same principles but faster speed and coordination, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that contrary to the PM's claim, Covid was never defeated but it had waned on its own in which the Centre didn't have any role to play.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Need to bat better in middle overs: Rohit Sharma
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Despite winning Saturday night's game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rohit Sharma called on his Mumbai Indians (MI) batsmen to bat better in the middle-overs.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Delhi CM urges Harsh Vardhan to increase beds in Centre's hospitals
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hours after warning of shortage of beds and oxygen amidst exponential surge in Covid-19 patients in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has apprised the Union Health Minister about the situation.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Necessary measures must be taken to ramp up beds for Covid patients: PM
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Emphasising that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday at a meeting to review the country's Covid preparedness that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of beds for Covid patients.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew, closure of schools in NE states to check Covid spread
Guwahati/Agartala, April 18 (IANS) With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, several northeastern states have taken diverse steps, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread of the dreaded virus.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka private doctors' body complain of shortage of drugs, oxygen
Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) In the wake of exponential surge in Covid cases in Karnataka expecially in Bengaluru, many private hospitals are not able admit patients due to shortage of Oxygen and life saving drug Remedesivir.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Hardik the fielder wins it for MI
Chennai, April 18 (IANS) While he may not have clicked with the bat and may not have been bowling but Mumbai Indians' Hardik Pandya showed his all-round skills as his two run-outs through direct hits helped Mumbai Indians pick two crucial wickets to derail SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
2021-04-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Heavy voter turnout marks Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Heavy voter turnout marked polling for the Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll which concluded at 7 p.m. on Saturday as 81 per cent voting was recorded till evening, the officials said.
2021-04-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
It is just poor batting: Warner
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) After SunRisers Hyderabad's (SRH) four changes in the line-up for the match against Mumbai Indians (MI) had left skipper David Warner bemused and surprised at the toss, the left-handed batsman hit out at his side's poor batting after they lost their third successive match in this year's IPL.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat reports record 9.5K new Covid cases, 97 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) Breaking all previous records, Gujarat on Saturday reported its highest ever single-day count of 9,541 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally to 3,94,229, while 97 deaths in the past 24 hours mounted its Covid death toll to 5,267.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rublev sets up Tsitsipas final in Monaco
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Andrey Rublev reflected on an 'amazing feeling' as he booked a Monte Carlo Masters final appearance against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
SRH batting collapses again as MI win by 13 runs
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Ordinary performance by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) middle-order batsmen consigned them to their third successive loss in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) as Mumbai Indians (MI) put up a spirited effort in the field to defend 150/5, winning the match by 13 runs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Delhi reports over 24K new Covid cases, active tally nears 70K-mark
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Continuing the recent trend, the national capital on Saturday reported a record single-day spike of 24,375 fresh Covid cases, while 167 persons succumbed to the virus in the past 24 hours, as the data released by the health department of Delhi government.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan govt slashes RT-PCR rates to Rs 350
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Saturday fixed the rate for RT-PCR diagnostic tests for Covid-19 conducted by private laboratories at Rs 350, slashing it by Rs 150 from the earlier rate of Rs 500 per test.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Over 83% turnout in Mizoram Assembly bypoll (Night Ld)
Aizawl, April 17 (IANS) Over 83.3 per cent of the 19,520 voters on Saturday exercised their franchise in the bypoll to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram, officials said after the completion of 12-hour long balloting.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Small town in Raj comes up with 'medicine at your doorsteps' initiative
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Amid the alarming spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, a small town in Rajasthan has set up an example by launching a 'medicine at your doorsteps' initiative under which the police, the administration, the local councillors and many other entities are working together to ensure those needing medical help get it at their doorsteps.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi to host 2 Pakistan ties, Ahmedabad final of T20 World Cup
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi is likely to host two of Pakistan's matches in the 2021 T20 World Cup to be held in India in October-November, it has been learned.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modest voter turnout in K'taka by-polls (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) The by-polls to the three seats - one Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies - in Karnataka was peaceful on Saturday with a modest voter turnout amid the Covid-19 scare.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IIT-Kanpur Prof: Covid 2.0 to peak in UP between April 20-25
Kanpur, April 17 (IANS) Even as the resurgence of Covid-19 torments people based in various states of the country, the pandemic is likely to be at its peak in Uttar Pradesh between April 20 and April 25.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-CM Kumaraswamy denied admission by Bengaluru hospital citing lack of beds
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Notwithstanding the Karnataka government's claim that there is no shortage of beds in the hospitals, former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, who tested positive for Covid -19 earlier on Saturday, was in for a rude shock when a private hospital in Bengaluru reportedly turned down his request for admission citing shortage of beds.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
HDFC Bank's Q4 standalone net profit rises over 18%
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported an 18.2 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter of FY21 ended March 31, 2021 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
4 killed in hospital fire in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, April 17 (IANS) Four patients were killed when a fire engulfed a private hospital in the Chhattisgarh capital Raipur on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Coach Flick wants to leave Bayern Munich after season
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has said he wants to be released from his contract after the season.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Over dozen leaders test Covid positive amid K'taka bypolls
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Two days after the public campaign for bypolls to three seats in Karnataka came to an end, nearly dozen political leaders including Janata Dal (S) strongman H D Kumaraswamy and his son Nikhil Kumaraswamy have tested Covid positive on Saturday and most of these leaders have got inoculated first dose of Covid vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sports minister Rijiju tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union minister for sports and youth affairs, Kiren Rijiju tested positive for Covid-19, it was confirmed on his twitter handle on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Good' progress made at nuclear talks but issues remain: Iran
Vienna, April 17 (IANS) Iran's top negotiator at nuclear talks under way in Vienna said on Saturday that the discussions were on the right track and consultations would continue.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mumbai Indians restricted to 150/5 by SRH
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad restricted Mumbai Indians' (MI) strong batting line-up to 150 for five in 20 overs in their Indian Premier League match here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday night.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Maha Covid tally spikes to new high, records 2nd highest death toll
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Remaining above the 60,000 range, new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra spiked to a record high of 67,123 on Saturday, while the death toll mounted to 419, the second highest so far, health officials said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases pass 4.4 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, April 17 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,408,245 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
No outsiders: Assam Cong leaders want CM to be one from the winning MLAs
New Delhi/Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) Ahead of the election results for Assam Assembly polls, the Congress is hopeful of victory but there is a a churning in the party with state leaders insisting in informal conversations that the next Chief Minister must be chosen from one of the winning MLAs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SA health minister urges people over 60 to register for vaccination
Johannesburg, April 17 (IANS) South Africans over the age of 60 have been urged to start registering online in order to be vaccinated next month, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said this when launching the vaccination electronic data system which would allow people to register online.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Nagaland to prepare register to protect indigenous people, their traditions
Kohima, April 17 (IANS) The Nagaland government in consultation with all the stakeholders would prepare a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) to protect the indigenous people and their traditional life and culture, officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Argentina sees new record high of daily Covid-19 cases
Buenos Aires, April 17 (IANS) Argentina reported a record daily Covid-19 infections of 29,472 and 160 more deaths, bringing the national tallies to 2,658,628 and 59,084 respectively, said the Health Ministry.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Huge turnout in largely peaceful fifth phase polling in Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Though there were some stray incidents but the state recorded huge polling in the fifth phase of the election. The final figures are yet to come but the voters' turnout recorded by the commission shows that there was 78.36 percent polling till 5 p.m. on Saturday evening.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Princes William, Harry chat as they depart chapel together
Windsor, April 17 (IANS) Princes William and Harry left St George's Chapel together and were seen chatting after the funeral service of Prince Philip on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bhumi Pednekar is Covid negative
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar has tested negative for Covid-19. The actress shared the news with fans via Instagram on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cambodia receives another batch of Sinovac
Phnom Penh, April 17 (IANS) A second batch of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine that Cambodia purchased from China arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
Hamilton beats Red Bull cars to secure pole
Imola (Italy), April 17 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes took a sensational pole position for Sunday's Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix by beating Red Bull's Sergio Perez by 0.035 seconds.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
How an India, Iran and Russia partnership can save Afghanistan
New Delhi, April 17: Tired and broken, the United States has announced its unceremonious exit from Afghanistan. The decision, in many ways, is a throwback to a similar moment in recent history?the pullback of the Soviet forces from the strife torn nation after Moscows ill-fated intervention in Afghanistan in 1979. The Soviet Union was then a superpower, although ailing, when it decided to move forces across the Hai ratan bridge now in Uzbekistan, only to face defeat in a country which has been well described as the "graveyard of empires".
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
India slip back to Asia/Oceania zone after 0-3 loss to Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) Ankita Raina gave a valiant fight to Anastasija Sevastova before the Latvian top-ranked tennis player overpowered the Indian 6-0, 7-6(4) to help her country take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Billie Jean King Cup play-offs match on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Param Singh: I love playing a character that's flawed yet beautiful
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Param Singh, who features in the show "Ishk Par Zor Nahi", says his character Ahaan Malhotra is not merely black or white but well-layered. The actor says this makes Ahaan different from the characters he has played before.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Prince Philip interred in the royal vault of St George's Chapel
London, April 17 (IANS) Prince Philip's coffin has been interred in the royal vault of St George's Chapel.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Don't pay heed to those trying to misrepresent arrest of woman SPO: Police
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday appealed to the people not to pay heed to those trying to paint the arrest of a woman SPO (Special Police Officer) from South Kashmir's Kulgam district in any hue other than for a criminal act.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Gurugram logs 2,549 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in 24hrs
Gurugram, April 17 (IANS) The rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Gurugram continued on Saturday with 2,549 fresh cases, the highest single day spike in the district so far, being reported in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 79,324 while the total death toll reached 374 with two more Covid related deaths, the official daily health bulletin said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Natarajan rested, not dropped: Moody
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's (SRH) director of cricket Tom Moody on Saturday clarified that left-arm pace bowler T Natarajan was rested and not dropped from the team's match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday night.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Queen Elizabeth II sits on her own at Prince Philip's funeral
London, April 17 (IANS) Coronavirus social distancing measures forced Queen Elizabeth II to sit alone during the funeral for her husband, Prince Philip, at the St George's chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Swaroop Khan on new song: 'Vidaai' is a part of me
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Playback singer and Rajasthani folk sensation Swaroop Khan is eagerly waiting for the launch of his new song "Vidaai" on April 18, and he has reasons to believe the song is special for him.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Royal Family remember duke's lifetime of service
London, April 17 (IANS) The ceremonial royal funeral will remember Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburg and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, for his "unwavering loyalty" to the Queen, service to the nation and "courage".
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Residents of Windsor watch service on their phones outside castle
London, April 17 (IANS) Visitors and residents of Windsor gathered on the streets of the town watching the funeral service of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, on their mobile phones.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Arjun Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh co-star in music video 'Dil hai deewana'
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actors Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh's music video "Dil hai deewana", released on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Topless protester runs through crowd of people at Windsor Castle
London, April 17 (IANS) A topless protester ran past the crowd at the Windsor Castle and shouted "save the planet" after a minutes silence was held for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who is being laid to rest at the palace on Saturday in a small family affair due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
CM Kejriwal's 'lies' endangered people's lives in Delhi, claims BJP
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday attacked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claiming that his "constant lies" endangered the lives of people in the national capital and once again requested the AAP government to call all party meetings on the current Covid situation in the city.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SpiceJet re-introduces 'Zero Change fee' offer
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday re-introduced 'Zero Change fee' offer for domestic network.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance fined Rs 10 lakh by IRDAI
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd was fined Rs.10 lakh by the insurance regulator for violation of the Insurance Act and its Motor Insurance Service Provider (MISP) guidelines.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Priyanka Chopra Jonas to launch Kabir Bedi's autobiography
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Kabir Bedi announced on Saturday that actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas would launch his autobiography "Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor" on April 19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vivek Oberoi dispels reports of ill health after Tamil actor Vivekh's death
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi on Saturday tweeted to dispel false news reports that claimed he had been hospitalised in Chennai and had undergone emergency coronary angiogram followed by angioplasty.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
11 states with Covid surge get more than 6K ventilators
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In line with the graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, the Centre on Saturday granted a fresh supply of ventilators to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh -- states reporting a chunk of daily Covid-19 positive cases.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
HDFC Bank's Q4 standalone net profit rises over 18%
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported an 18.2 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the fourth quarter of FY21 ended March 31, 2021 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kumbh returnees to be screened, those positive quarantined for 2 weeeks: Rupani
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) In a significant decision, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said that all those pilgrims returning from the holy Kumbh fair in Uttar Pradesh won't be allowed direct entry into their villages and towns. First, they will be RT-PCR screened for Corona infection and shall be quarantined and isolated for 14 days in case they are found positive.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
J&K Police arrest 3 LeT associates
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The J&K Police have arrested three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist associates and recovered incriminating material from their possession, officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Juna Akhara, other sects heed PM's call, end Kumbh pilgrimage
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to observe the ongoing 'Kumbh Mela' in a "symbolic" way, the 'Juna Akhara' on Saturday concluded the annual event from its side ensuring that other sants linked to different Akharas also agree to end the holy pilgrimage.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Nora Fatehi shimmers in new photo-op
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi mesmerises fans in a silver outfit, in a new social media post she shared on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Factionalism in CPI-M over Vijayan's autocratic functioning: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Saturday said the latest example of the autocratic style of functioning of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan both in the government and the party has come under fire after the party's list of the two Rajya Sabha candidates was announced on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Amrita Puri: Don't want to be part of stories that stereotype women
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Amrita Puri says as a female artiste, her endeavour is to always be part of stories that don't put female characters in a set template.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid: Colour-coded stickers for Mumbai vehicles
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a unique initiative to curb unnecessary traffic on roads, the Mumbai Police have introduced 'colour-coded stickers' for all authorised vehicles which are allowed to ply in the current stringent restrictions, a top official said here on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Verstappen tops last practice session in Imola, Hamilton third
Imola (Italy), April 17 (IANS)) Max Verstappen of Red Bull topped the timesheets on Saturday in the last practice session for the Formula One Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Kerala records highest single-day spike of 13,835 Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Kerala on Saturday recorded its highest ever single-day tally of Covid-19 cases at 13,835, after 81,211 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Getting boring to talk about IPL title: RCB's AB de Villiers
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) South African batsman AB de Villiers said on Saturday that 'it's getting boring to talk about it (the IPL title)' and 'there are things that are more special than winning the trophy'.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Most political parties favour weekend curfew in Bihar
Patna, April 17 (IANS) A majority of political parties in Bihar are in favour of a weekend curfew of 62 hours between Friday evening and Monday morning.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bat
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat in their match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Andhra logs 7k more Covid cases, active tally breaches 40k
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 7,224 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the overall tally over 9.55 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 40,000-mark to reach 40,469, the health officials said on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Older adults most likely to make effort to help others
London, April 17 (IANS) A new research has found that older adults are more willing to make an effort to help others as compared to younger adults.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
J&K logs 1,145 new cases as Covid surge continues
Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Covid surge continued in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as 1,145 new cases and three deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Swinburne University's data breach hits over 5,000 individuals
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Australia-based Swinburne University has confirmed that details of more than 5,000 staff and students were inadvertently made available on the Internet.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Covid resurge: PM to take stock of situation at 8 tonight
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Considering the alarming daily spike in Covid cases and reports of highest single-day surge of 2,34,692 new cases in the last 24 hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting related to the pandemic at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fiscal package may be on cards to maintain economic recovery amid Covid 2.0
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A fiscal stimulus package may be on the cards again as the government looks at ways to prevent the present surge in Covid-19 cases and the ensuing restrictions imposed by the states from derailing the economic recovery.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Auto drivers in Delhi struggle to survive amid weekend curfew
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Auto-rickshaw drivers in the national capital struggled to find passengers during the weekend curfew, with only a few of them being lucky enough to find passengers at bus and railway stations as Delhiites adhered to the curfew.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Virat likes to take the game on just like I do: Jamieson
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Coming to India and bowling on slow pitches has been a learning experience for New Zealand pace sensation Kyle Jamieson who added that Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli's aggressive approach to the game complements his style of playing.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Siddharth Gupta glad people like his chemistry with teen TV star Avneet Kaur
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The music video of singer Ishaan Khan's new track "Dekhe saare khwaab" has crossed four million views on YouTube within two days of release, and Siddharth Gupta, who features in the song with Avneet Kaur, says he is glad that people have liked their on-screen chemistry despite age difference. Siddharth is 27 while Avneet is 19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modest voter turnout in K'taka by-polls till afternoon
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) The voter turnout on three seats where by-polls are being held in Karnataka on Saturday was modest amid the Covid-19 scare till afternoon.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Arhaan Khan ensures boosting immunity during Ramadan
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" housemate and actor Arhaan Khan is currently fasting for Ramadan. However, the actor adds that he is also making sure to take care of his immune system amid the ongoing pandemic.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
24K Covid cases in Delhi, city facing oxygen shortage: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Stating that the national capital reported as many as 24,000 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the city hospitals are running out of oxygen stock, beds and the life-saving drug Remdesivir due to the exponential surge in the number of Covid cases in the last one week.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
DoT gave many warnings to e-commerce firms on selling mobile signal boosters
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications had repeatedly warned e-commerce companies in 2016 and 2019 for sale of unauthorised mobile signal boosters and illegal facilitation.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 77% polling in Mizoram Assembly bypoll till 5 pm
Aizawl, April 17 (IANS) As balloting continues in the bypoll to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram on Saturday, over 77 per cent voter turnout was reported till 5 p.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Delhi staring at shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The situation in the national capital is critical as the daily Covid-19 cases reached 24k on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Near empty roads as national capital enters weekend curfew mode
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on Saturday with only vehicles linked to providing essential services plying on the roads as the first day of the weekend curfew set in in Delhi amid rising Covid scare.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prepare now for a third Covid-wave: Thackeray to India Inc
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Warning of a possible "third wave of Covid-19", Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday appealed to India Inc. to make all-out preparations to counter it right now and ensure it doesn't hit the state's industry and economy.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Business/Economy
Qatar wants everyone at 2022 FIFA World Cup vaccinated
Cairo, April 17 (IANS) Qatar is aiming to ensure that everyone attending next year's football World Cup in the country is vaccinated against the coronavirus.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Football
Pacer Sams joins RCB after negative report
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Australia pace bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams has joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) camp following negative reports for Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed on Sunday
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will remain closed for vehicular traffic on Sunday in view of the inclement weather and landslides triggered by incessant rain, said the state traffic police.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Kashmir
DC's Nortje raring to go against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a demoralising loss against Rajasthan Royals that saw their bowlers hand away the match from a position of strength, Delhi Capitals (DC) are likely to feature South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje in their match against Punjab Kings on Sunday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
DC's Nortje raring to go against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a demoralising loss against Rajasthan Royals that saw their bowlers hand away the match from a position of strength, Delhi Capitals (DC) are likely to feature South African pace bowler Anrich Nortje in their match against Punjab Kings on Sunday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rahul Dev is a David Fincher fan
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Rahul Dev loves the works of Hollywood maverick David Fincher, who is known for his stylish dark thrillers and, back home, counts "Kahaani", "Special 26", "Talaash" and "Andhadhun" among his favourite mystery movies.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi likely to face water shortage for a week: DJB
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Water supply in several parts of the national capital, including areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and South Delhi are likely to face water shortage from Saturday evening, the Delhi Jal Board said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Short film 'Live Your Fairytale' stars slum kids and has no professional actors
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) A new short film, titled "Live Your Fairytale", features no professional actors, and captures the experience of five slum children who dine in a restaurant for the first time in life. The film by Arsala Qureishi and Jas Sagu had a YouTube premiere on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nation paying heavy price for thoughtlessness of govt to tackle gravest disaster: CWC
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) in a statement has said that the nation is paying a very heavy price for the thoughtlessness and unpreparedness of the NDA government to tackle the gravest disaster.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cyber-attack on UK varsity affects Teams, Zoom learning
London, April 17 (IANS) As most of the students are dependent on online learning and video-conferencing apps due to the pandemic, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has suffered a cyber-attack that has eventually disrupted its online learning.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Technology
Haryana restricts office attendance to 50%
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) To contain the coronavirus spread, the Haryana government on Saturday restricted the physical attendance in its offices to 50 per cent. Also, the entry of outsiders to the offices is curtailed.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Woman hurt in CRPF firing in J&K after driver jumps checkpost
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) A woman was injured after a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party fired at a vehicle on Saturday after the vehicle hit a policeman and jumped the checkpost in J&K's Awantipora area.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
In two rallies at Bengal, Modi launches sharp attack on Mamata
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Launching a blistering attack on chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that the Trinamool Congress supremo has an old habit of doing politics with dead bodies and she is trying to do the same with the unfortunate death of five people at Sitalkuchi in Coochbehar on April 10.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Majority of ICF's eligible employees vaccinated, to work with 50% staff (Ld)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Only a few employees who are more than 45 years of age are reluctant to take the Covid-19 vaccination while a majority have gone for it, said a senior official with the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Beat Covid 2.0 blues with IPL, OTT streaming at home
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic grips India, millions of people have once again gone back to the remote working mode as many companies have halted the back-to-office initiatives.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CPI-M asks PM to reign in V. Muraleedharan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the CPI-M on Saturday sought the immediate intervention of the Prime Minister and the national leadership of the BJP to reign in Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan for his curt remarks and frequent attacks on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UP not to shut industrial units during weekend lockdown: CM
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued several instructions including to keep the industrial units operational during the curfew which would be imposed in the state from 8 p.m. from Saturday in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
6kg gold worth Rs 2.9 cr seized by Chennai Air Customs
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Chennai Air Customs on Saturday said it had seized six kg gold concealed in an Air India flight from Dubai.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tirupati by-poll being conducted peacefully: Andhra CEO
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) K. Vijayanand on Saturday said the high octane Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll currently underway is happening without any scope for violations.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Arshi Khan worries about protesting farmers amid Covid spike
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" housemate and actress Arshi Khan says with the rise in Covid-19 cases, she is concerned about the farmers who continue protesting against the government.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP, Trinamool spar over Mamata's purported audio clip
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) On the day of the fifth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal, a purported audio clip of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released by the IT cell of the BJP triggered a major war of words with both the Trinamool Congress and the saffron party appealing to the Election Commission to take action against the other.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Unmukt Chand appeals for help for Covid-stricken mother, uncle
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi cricketer Unmukt Chand on Saturday posted an appeal on Twitter urging his followers to provide leads for procuring life-saving drug for Covid-19, Remdesevir.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vivo takes lead in China for 1st time after Huawei's decline
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After Huaweis decline, smartphone brand Vivo has risen to the top spot in China, surpassing its nearest competitor OPPO due to a consumer friendly product line-up.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Abhishek Nigam: My dog 'Wasooli' the best thing to happen to us last year
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Nigam says his pet dog helped him retain sanity during lockdown. The dog Wasooli is a shih-tzu, and Abhishek brought him home last year, just before the pandemic set in.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi Congress to collect plasma from party workers to help Covid patients
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar on Saturday said that the party will collect plasma from its workers to help the coronavirus patients in need.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Microsoft Remote Desktop for macOS updated with M1 chip support
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) With an aim to allows users to access their computer through another device remotely, Microsoft has updated its Remote Desktop client for macOS.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Star India bags Pro Kabaddi media rights for five seasons
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Star India has bagged the media rights for five seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) between 2021 and 2025 following an online auction on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Piyush Goyal hits back at Maha govt over oxygen supply
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday hit back on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for playing politics over availability of oxygen in the state. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Maharashtra has so far received the highest quantity of oxygen in the country.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
After demoralising losses DC, PBKS look for a win (Preview: Match 11)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) After a disheartening loss against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals (DC) would look to get back on track against a Punjab Kings (PBKS) side that is coming off a demoralising loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
After India, Brazil targets upcoming WhatsApp privacy update
Brasilia/New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) After facing an intense scrutiny in India over its upcoming privacy update, consumer protection agencies in Brazil have now asked the government to act on the May 15 privacy update that will allow Facebook to aggregate users' data across all of its platforms.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Brazil,Science/Tech,Technology
Documentary on Punjab's fort built in sixth century
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) With a view to inspire the younger generation about the glorious historical and cultural heritage of Punjab, senior Advisor to Chief Minister Lt Gen (retd) T.S. Shergill on Saturday virtually released documentary 'The Bathinda Fort' amidst the presence of its Director Harpreet Sandhu.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Alfred Molina confirms return as Doctor Octopus in new 'Spider-Man' film
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Hollywood actor Alfred Molina has confirmed that he will return to the "Spider-Man" franchise after 17 years. Molina will be seen in the upcoming "Spider-Man: No Way Home", reprising his iconic role of Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NIa files charge sheet against 7 members of BKI in Jammu narco-terror case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that it has filed a charge sheet against seven narco-smugglers associated with the banned terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) in connection with its probe into the Jammu narco-terrorism case.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Global Covid numbers up as cases rise in India, Turkey and Brazil: Greed and Fear report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Covid cases are now rising again on a global basis which was not the case as recently as late February and this pick up is mainly due to India, Turkey and Brazil, according to Christopher Wood of Jefferies.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu to remain in AIIMS Delhi for treatment
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Despite the Jharkhand High Court granting bail to former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad, he will remain in AIIMS Delhi until he recovers fully.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Covid surge: Hazrat Nizamuddin dargah closed till April 30
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The management of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah has decided to close the dargah for devotees till April 30 in view of the unprecedented rise in Covid cases in the the national capital. During this period, devotees will neither be allowed to chant at the dargah nor enter inside the tomb.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
When people thought Big B had lost his eyesight!
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan uploaded a throwback picture on Saturday, striking retro swagger in sunglasses. He recalled those were the days when wearing glasses like the ones he does in the image was not in vogue, and many thought he had lost his eyesight.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Buoyant RCB take on KKR (Preview: Match 10)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) After winning two out of their first two matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to make it three out of three when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB) in their next encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday afternoon.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
30% polling in Gujarat's Morva-Hadaf by-polls till 2 p.m.
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) As voting continues in the Morva-Hadaf Assembly constituency by-polls in Panchmahals district, around a 30 per cent voter turnout was reported till 2 p.m. The by-poll is witnessing a three-way fight between the BJP, the Congress and an Independent for the seat reserved for the Scheduled Tribes (ST).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Padma Shri actor Vivekh passes away. TN to accord police honours (afternoon ld)
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
'Jeevan Seva App', a saviour for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Jeevan Seva App -- a mobile application -- is proving to be a saviour in hassle free commute for Covid-19 patients in Delhi as the national capital is passing through the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telugu industry colleagues wish Pawan Kalyan a speedy recovery from Covid
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Wishes have continued pouring in for Telugu star and JanSena Party founder Pawan Kalyan, ever since the party's official Twitter handle announced he had tested Covid positive.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Was forced to name ISRO scientist Narayanan: Maldivian lady
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) Two days after the Supreme Court ordered a fresh probe to find out if there was a conspiracy in the 27-year-old ISRO spy case, one of the then 'falsely' implicated Maldivian lady on Saturday revealed that the Kerala police brutally tortured her to say the name of ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Suspected IS terrorists blow up Iraq oil well
Baghdad, April 17 (IANS) Suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists on Saturday blew up an oil well in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, police said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Sonu Sood tests Covid positive
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood has tested Covid positive. He took to social media to share the news with fans on Saturday, asking them not to worry.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iranian officials jump queue for Covid-19 jabs
Tehran, April 17 (IANS) Some officials in the Iranian city of Abadan pushed their way to the front of a Covid-19 vaccination programme, prompting criticism on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Katrina Kaif tests negative for Covid
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has tested negative for Covid-19. The Bollywood star took to Instagram to share the news with fans on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TDP leaders arrested for blocking bogus voters, alleges Naidu
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged and condemned that police arrested his party leader who tried to block bogus voters in the high octane Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
5 killed in B'desh police firing in Chinese joint venture
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) At least five workers in a Chinese joint venture coal-fired power plant were killed in police firing in Banshkhali of Bangladesh's Chittagong region on Saturday, the police said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Second Covid wave to disrupt fabric demand: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The second wave of Covid-19 resurgence can potentially disrupt fabric demand, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Covid does not infect brain but still inflicts damage'
New York, April 17 (IANS) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage, a new study suggests.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia sends warships for manoeuvres amid Ukraine tension
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Amid renewed tension in eastern Ukraine, Russia has sent 15 warships to the Black Sea for a manoeuvre, which passed through the Kerch Strait on the Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, the Navy said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Barca president 'convinced' Messi will remain at Camp Nou
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Barcelona president Joan Laporta is "convinced" Lionel Messi will sign a new contract to stay with the La Liga giants.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Former Bihar CM Lalu Yadav gets bail, may walk out of prison soon
Patna, April 17 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav is likely to walk out of prison soon. The Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted him bail in connection with withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury, in connection with a case linked to the multi-crore fodder scam.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
6 female climbers reach atop Mt. Annapurna
Katmandu, April 17 (IANS) Six Nepali women have reached the top of Mt. Annapurna creating a record feat on the 8,091-metre tall peak, the Himalayan nation's Department of Tourism and an expedition organising company said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Asia,Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rajini, Kamal, Mohanlal and many others mourn Vivekh's demise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Celebrities across the Indian film industry took to social media to mourn the death of Padma Shri recipient Tamil actor and comedian Vivekanandan, also known as Vivekh, who passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
West Godavari Collector transferred, posted as Andhra CM's Additional Secy
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday transferred West Godavari District Collector Mutyala Raju Revu and posted him as the Additional Secretary to Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NCB arrests 2 including a Pakistani with 20.5 kg heroine
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Coming down hard on the narco smugglers, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday said that it has arrested two people including one Pakistani national in a joint operation with the Border Security Force (BSF) and recovered 20.57 kg of heroine.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rajini, Kamal, Mohanlal and many others mourn Vivek's demise
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Celebrities across the Indian film industry took to social media to mourn the death of Padma Shri recipient Tamil actor and comedian Vivekanandan, also known as Vivekh, who passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Minister, more UP officials test positive for Covid-19 amid surge
Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in Uttar Pradesh with more than 5,000 new cases being reported every day. Sugarcane Development Minister Suresh Rana and Additional Chief Secretary of the Information Department, Navneet Sehgal, have also tested positive for Covid-19. Lucknow District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash has also been infected with the virus.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women's hockey core group probables back in national camp
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The 25-member women's hockey core group of probables for the Tokyo Olympics will return to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre at Bengaluru for the national coaching camp after a 10-day break. The group will report on April 18 and undergo mandatory quarantine before commencing their preparations for the quadrennial games.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Ex-Peru Prez barred from politics over early jab
Lima, April 17 (IANS) Peru's former President Martin Vizcarra has been banned from holding a public office for 10 years because he was vaccinated against coronavirus last year before he was eligible.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Majority of ICF, Chennai employees aged more than 45 get the jab
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Only a few employees who are more than 45 years of age are reluctant to take the Covid-19 vaccination while a majority have gone for it, said a senior official with the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
India's 10 states report 86% deaths; Maha, Delhi on top
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indias 10 states on Saturday accounted for 85.83 per cent of the new deaths in which Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh reported more than half of the total number registered in the last 24 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Man,30, found dead in rented accommodation in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was on Saturday found dead at his rented accommodation in Gurugram's Sheetla colony area.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prince Philip to be laid to rest at Windsor Castle
London, April 17 (IANS) Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will be laid to rest at Windsor Palace on Saturday in what will be a small family affair due to Covid-19 restrictions.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
World Youth Boxing: Baby Chanu joins six others in quarters
Kielce (Poland), April 17 (IANS) Living up to her reputation, 2019 Asian Youth champion Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) defeated Diana Gorisnaja of Estonia to advance to the quarter-finals on Day 4 of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Railways to fine Rs 500 for not wearing face masks in rail premises, trains
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid cases across the country, Indian Railways on Saturday said that it will impose a fine of up to Rs 500 on the passengers for not wearing face masks in the railway premises or during the travel in trains, for a period of six months.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Peru's Castillo, Fujimori to face off in Prez runoff
Lima, April 17 (IANS) Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori will face off in a runoff scheduled for June 6, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Striking taxi drivers demands unreasonable: Goa tourism body
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) The tourism and travel industry in Goa have criticised taxi drivers in the state, who have been on strike for more than 10 days, demanding scrapping of an online app-based cab aggregator service.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
CBI arrests Jammu sanitary supervisor in graft case
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said that it has arrested Shehzadi Gill, a Sanitary Supervisor of Jammu Municipal Corporation in connection with a graft case.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus woman's death linked to AstraZeneca vax
Canberra, April 17 (IANS) The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia's medical regulator, has ruled that a 48-year-old woman's death due to blood clotting was a side effect of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
No major trading partner manipulates currency: US Treasury
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The US Treasury Department said that no major trading partner of Washington meets the criteria as a currency manipulator, but Vietnam, Switzerland and Taiwan will be under enhanced monitoring for their currency practices.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung patents Galaxy Z Flip's design with dual punch-hole camera
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly developing a Galaxy Z Flip-type smartphone that can be folded in two directions -- inwards and outwards, eliminating the need for a larger cover display.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Had I adapted a bit earlier, things would have been different: Ankita Raina
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina conceded after her loss to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the Billie Jean King Cup World Group play-off match that had she adapted to the Latvian world No. 52's game a bit earlier, "things would probably have been a bit different".
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
17.3% voting percentage recorded by 11 a.m. in Tirupati by-poll
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) As much as 17.3 per cent polling has been recorded in the high stakes Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll on Saturday by 11 a.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Edward Snowden's NFT artwork sells for over $5.4 mn
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) An NFT (non-fungible token) artwork by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been sold for more than $5.4 million.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Despite a year to prepare, govt caught off guard: Sonia
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that Covid-19 pandemic is a national challenge that should be kept above party politics but after a year the government is caught off guard.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Raul Castro retires as head of Cuban communist party
Havana, April 17 (IANS) Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), has announced his retirement as the head of the party.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
90% patients in home isolation: Himachal CM
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said over 90 per cent of the Covid patients are under home isolation in the state.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Smooth polling in Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll, 31% voting by 11 a.m.
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Polling is progressing smoothly in the bypoll for Nagarjunasagar Assembly constituency, on Saturday. Polling officials said that 31 per cent of votes were cast by 11 a.m.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Canadian Medical Association urges national approach against Covid
Ottawa, April 17 (IANS) The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has urged the government to take unprecedented measures to stem the Covid-19 spread across the country amid a surge of fresh cases.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
FICCI writes to 25 CMs on Covid management, urges to avoid lockdown
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Industry body FICCI has written to Chief Ministers of 25 states urging them to avoid imposing partial or total lockdown in the wake of fresh surge in Covid cases.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab CM expresses grief over killings in US
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed shock at a mass shooting incident at a FedEx facility in the US that killed eight people, including four Sikhs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Portugal resumes flights to Brazil, UK
Lisbon, April 17 (IANS) The Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration has announced the resumption of flights from or to Brazil and the UK, reaffirming that only essential trips are authorised.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Copper is the new oil
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The 2020s are expected to be the strongest phase of volume growth in global copper demand in history, as per Goldman Sachs.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Finally global investors head to India's northeast
New Delhi, April 17: After Japan, Indias northeastern states have caught the attention of domestic and foreign investors. A few Korean investors led by the Korean Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have already begun touring Sikkim to identify concrete investment opportunities.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sri Lankans file over a dozen cases against China-backed Colombo Port City
New Delhi, April 17: Sri Lankan opposition parties along with numerous civil society groups have filed several petitions before the Supreme Court against a controversial legislation related to the Chinese-backed Sri Lankan Port City.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Correction an opportunity to add cyclicals: MOFSL
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Market correction due to Covid resurgence is an opportunity to add cyclical stocks said Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Operating margins of sugar companies expected to moderate in FY22: ICRA
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The operating margins of sugar companies are likely to moderate in FY22 due to higher production cost and reduced export subsidy, ratings agency ICRA said in a statement.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's vaccination coverage nears 12 cr, 30 lakh doses in 24 hrs
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country touched 12 crore on Saturday as part of the world's largest inoculation drive with over 30 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours, as per data by the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Crude to be around $60 a barrel in 2021
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Global crude oil prices are expected to be in the range of $60 a barrel over the long term period as OPEC+ decision to cap supply until demand recovers and the pandemic continuing to keep a check on consumption.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa bans export of oxygen cylinders to other states
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday banned the export of oxygen cylinders outside the state because of an increase in the requirement of the same to treat the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, said state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJP seeks probe into Sitalkuchi violence audio clip row
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday sought a thorough enquiry into the purported audio clip between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress candidate Partha Pratim Roy on Sitalkuchi violence.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyamani Raj's husband encouraged her to act on OTT platforms
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Priyamani Raj, who stars as Sakshi in the series "His Storyy", says that it was her husband who encouraged her to do shows on OTT platforms.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juhi Chawla's lockdown mantra: Spread cheer on the phone
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Saturday took to social media to suggest a positive way in which one could make others happy, during these tough times that force people to stay at home.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Myanmar military using NE rebels to attack refugees
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Myanmar military commanders posted along the borders of northeast India are using separatist rebels from the region to attack refugees fleeing the Pagoda Nation after the February 1 coup.
2021-04-17
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Seerat Kapoor on B'wood debut: Telugu audience knows I'll never leave them
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Telugu star Seerat Kapoor will soon make her Hindi debut in the upcoming film "Maarich". The Mumbai-based-actress insists joining Hindi films does not mean shifting focus from Tollywood.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UNSC calls for negotiated settlement of Yemen crisis
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has called on parties to the Yemen conflict to negotiate a nationwide ceasefire and a political settlement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
EU intends to approve member states' recovery plans by summer
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Commission intends to approve the European Union's (EU) member states' recovery and resilience plans by summer and then begin to disburse funds from the Recovery and Resilience Facility accordingly, a top official said here.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
UNSC extends ban on illicit oil export from Libya
United Nations, April 17 (IANS) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum products from Libya, till July 30, 2022.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 killed in Nigeria Boko Haram attack
Abuja, April 17 (IANS) Eighteen people were killed and 21 others injured when members of the Boko Haram terror group attacked Nigeria's northeastern town of Damasak earlier this week, wreaking havoc in the area, a top official said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Nigeria,Politics,Terrorism
41 people dead in shipwreck off Tunisia: UN
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) A shipwreck off the coast of southeast Tunisia killed at least 41 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Govt notifies Rs 6k cr PLI scheme for AC, LED light manufacturing
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for white goods -- air conditioners and LED lights, with a budgetary outlay of Rs 6,238 crore.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Double mutant now most prevalent variant in India: Report
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Among all the mutant Covid-19 variants in India, the double mutated virus, B.1.617, is becoming the most prevalent, according to genome sequencing data submitted by Indian scientists to a global database.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Govt slashes Remdesivir MRP by half, with retro-effect (IANS IMPACT)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Spelling huge relief for lakhs of Covid-19 patients, the government has slashed the prices of the 'life-saver' Remdesivir injection by nearly 50 per cent, to MRP Rs 2,450 per injection now, according to official sources.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra receives 6 lakh more doses of Covid vaccine
Amaravati, April 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday received 6 lakh additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab & Haryana HC Chief Justice tests Covid positive
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has tested positive for Covid-19, it was announced.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
Portugal announces post-pandemic recovery plan
Lisbon, April 17 (IANS) The Portuguese government has announced a Recovery and Resilience Plan with 16 billion euros ($19 billion) of European Union funds to reactivate the economy after the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Ajeeb Daastaans: Take the sloppy with the smooth (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Ajeeb Daastaans (film on Netflix); Cast: Jaideep Ahlawat, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Armaan Ralhan, Abhishek Banerjee, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Inayat Verma, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Tota Roy Chowdhury; Direction: Shashank Khaitan, Raj Mehta, Neeraj Ghaywan, Kayoze Irani; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cuban communist party begins 'Congress of Continuity'
Havana, April 17 (IANS) The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) kicked off at Havana's Convention Center, chaired by Raul Castro, first secretary of the PCC's Central Committee, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
21.5-inch iMac supply dwindles in US: Report
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) The 21.5-inch iMac, in both its non-4K and 4K offerings, is experiencing dwindling availability at Apple Stores across the US.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
EU-UK trade plunges after Brexit
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) Trade in goods between the European Union (EU) and the UK has been deeply affected by Brexit, according to figures published by Eurostat, the bloc's statistical office.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Lebanese PM-designate backed by Russia in forming Cabinet
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow supports Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri in forming a new Cabinet, a statement released by the latter's office said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Funeral and burial ground, it's Modi made disaster: Rahul
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid massive surge in Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the continuing crisis. He alleged that it's a Modi made disaster.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sinha wants high-level enquiry on Mamata 'audio clips'
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha has asked for an immediate, high-level and independent enquiry into the 'audio clip' released by the BJP IT cell claiming it contained a phone conversation between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and a party candidate.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Angad Bedi on why he avoids showing daughter's face on social media
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Bollywood couple Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia often post pictures of family outings on social media, but so far they have ensured that their two-year-old daughter Mehr's face has never been exposed for th camera. Angad says this is their efforts as parents to protect the child from media scrutiny. However, when she grows up, she is free to be in the limelight if she wants to.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tirupati bypoll: Gurumoorthy, Panabaka Lakshmi cast their votes
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) M. Gurumoorthy and Panabaka Lakshmi, the candidates from YSRCP and TDP respectively, who are in fray in the Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll, voted on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Wearing 2 masks doubles protection against Covid virus
New York, April 17 (IANS) Scientists now report that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and causing Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Top S.African tourist destination sees spike in domestic travel
Johannesburg, April 17 (IANS) Western Cape province, a top tourist destination in South Africa, witnessed an increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend, as it seeks to attract travellers, the provincial government said in a statement.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
England's Covid reproduction number drops slightly
London, April 17 (IANS) England's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, has dropped slightly to between 0.7 and one, the latest official data revealed.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Padma Shri actor Vivekh passes away, political leaders condole
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cheaper internet service 'fully mobile' by 2021 end: Musk
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Elon Musk has said that the new Starlink internet service by SpaceX that will make web access more affordable for people in remote areas worldwide including in India should be fully mobile later this year.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Exporter of vaccine to importer, Priyanka taks dig at govt
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid unprecedented surge in Covid cases, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the government for exporting vaccine without having sufficient stock for the people of the country. She said the present dispensation has undone 70 years of efforts.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Four Sikhs massacred while at work in US shooting (Ld)
New York, April 17 (IANS) Four Sikhs were massacred at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis when a former employee stormed the complex in the latest of series of mass shootings in the US, according to the Sikh Coalition.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Opinion/Commentary,Diaspora
Diamond League opener moved to England from Morocco
London, April 17 (IANS) This year's Athletics Diamond League will begin in Gateshead, England on May 23 instead of Morocco's capital city Rabat due to Covid-19 restrictions, the organisers have announced.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Scientists may detect extraterrestrial life in next 5-10 years
New York, April 17 (IANS) The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to be launched this October, could feasibly detect ammonia around six gas dwarf planets after just a few orbits, thus detecting a potential signature of life on other planets in as little as 60 hours.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Delhi CM urges citizens to follow weekend curfew
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Hours after the weekend curfew began in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to the citizens to follow the guidelines imposed by the state government to win the war against Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Despite regional influences, Jewish food observes a strict dietary law' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) When a community decreases in numbers, its traditional food becomes a memory and it is to ensure that this memory prevails that award winning author Esther David set out to chronicle the dietary habits of the 5,000-odd Jews residing in five areas of the country ? down from a peak of about 30,000 in the 1940s ? discovering that despite 2,000 years having passed since the community first arrived in India, their food might have imbibed regional influences but observes a strict dietary law to this day.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Erdogan, NATO chief discuss regional issues
Ankara, April 17 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg discussed a series of regional issues during a phone conversation, the presidential office here announced.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
T'gana's daily Covid count jumps to record of 4,446
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Telangana continues to record successively higher daily Covid tallies with each passing day, and on Saturday, the state registered 4,446 new cases and 12 deaths.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Revived by AI, Ajanta cave painting's 'future-leap' on Svalbard Isle
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) When India was grappling with the Covid-19 crest in mid-2020, an ancient treasure of Maharashtra was quietly catapulted into the 'future world history', but the epochal event went virtually unnoticed in the country.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Why Rannvijay Singha never bothers about his position in industry
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actor Rannvijay Singha never bothers about what position he enjoys in the industry, as long as he can provide for his family.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJK Cup: Raina, Thandi lose, India 0-2 down against Latvia
Jurmala (Latvia), April 17 (IANS) India's top-ranked singles tennis player Ankita Raina and young Karman Kaur Thandi lost their opening matches in the Billie Jean King Cup play-off tie to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Anastasija Sevastova, respectively to begin their campaign on a disappointing note.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Polling underway in Rajasthan for 3 assembly seats
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) Over 7.45 lakh voters, including Covid infected, will use their right to vote during the bypolls being held in Rajasthan on Saturday for three seats namely Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh. The Covid infected voters are being allowed to vote wearing PPE kits from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., said Chief Election Officer Praveen Gupta.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
European Commission supports digital euro project
Brussels, April 17 (IANS) The European Commission is backing the digital euro project proposed by the European Central Bank (ECB), European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni said.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Indian-origin scientist spots genes that fight Covid infection
New York, April 17 (IANS) A team of US scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, has identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Science/Tech
Biggest spike of 2.34L Covid cases in India, 1,341 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India has reported 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1,45,26,609, according to the Health Ministry data released on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Merkel receives 1st jab of AstraZeneca vax
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she had received her first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
PM appeals for symbolic 'Kumbh Mela' to strengthen fight against Covid
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) With reports of huge number of Covid positive cases from 'Kumbh Mela' area in Haridwar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to observe the event "symbolic" to strengthen fight against the deadly virus.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Tesla settles with ex-engineer accused of stealing trade secrets
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) Tesla has settled an old case with former engineer Cao Guangzhi after the electric car maker accused him of stealing trade secrets, the media reported.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Playing music as new method for treatment of Afghan drug addicts
Kabul, April 17 (IANS) Hundreds of drug addicts have recovered in the Jaghara Treatment Centre in Afghanistan's Herat province since its establishment eight years ago. In addition to giving medicines to the patients, the treatment centre also plays music and arranges a party twice every day.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aditi Rao Hydari: I am dying to go back to theatres
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Aditi Rao Hydrari says while OTT is doing a great job at entertaining the audience, she does miss the big screen.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brown is a good complexion to flaunt, in era of inclusivity
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian showbiz is once again on the global map. "Delhi Crime" and Arjun Mathur won International Emmys, Adarsh Gourav had a BAFTA nomination. His film "The White Tiger" went to the BAFTAs, too, and is in contention at the Oscars. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone hit the Hollywood highway. Manushi Chhillar was crowned Miss World 2017.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for 2nd consecutive day
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
16.27% polling recorded in first 2 hrs in Bengal
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Brisk polling much on the line of the other phases was recorded in the fifth phase of polling in West Bengal where 45 constituencies across six districts including Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Aklimpong, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and East Burdwan are going for the polls on Saturday. Altogether 1,13,73,307 voters will exercise their franchise in 15,789 polling stations spread across six districts.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tirupati LS by-poll starts off on smooth note
Tirupati, April 17 (IANS) Polling for the high-octane Scheduled Castes-reserved Tirupati Lok Sabha by-poll started off on a smooth note on Saturday, an official in the Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer's (CEO) office confirmed.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
I had tears when Zak sir called my name: MI's Yudhvir Charak
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Mumbai Indians pace bowler Yudhvir Singh Charak says he had tears flowing down his cheeks the moment bowling head coach Zaheer Khan "raised the paddle" after his name was called during the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on February 18 this year.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Kane's double salvages a draw for Tottenham
London, April 17 (IANS) Harry Kane twice punished hapless Everton defence as Tottenham salvaged a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park on Friday, though it does little good for their dwindling top-four hopes.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
iPhone game for kids secretly turns into casino
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) App developer Kosta Eleftheriou has found that an iPhone app posed as a children's game secretly turned into a cryptocurrency-funded casino in Turkey.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oversight Board delays decision on Trump's FB ban
San Francisco, April 17 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board has announced to delay its decision on former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook and Instagram that will now arrive "in the coming weeks".
2021-04-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Beat the heat with these refreshing cocktails
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) As the country goes back into lockdown, beat the blues and the summer heat by sipping on some delicious home made cocktails. One would think, summer is all about sunshine, tan lines, tall drinks, and if you're lucky, a vacation or two, but as we stay home to stay safe, keep the spirits high by experimenting at your home bar.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Exploring America's history through postal stamp exhibitions
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Virtual mini-exhibitions that explore America's history through the unique lens of postal history and stamps are currently online for view on the website of Smithsonian's National Postal Museum. The exhibits present holistic details on themes like colonial times, American sports, influential female figures, native American communities, American art, Christmas-inspired postcards and more.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Superfoods for a tension-free thyroid
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) The Thyroid hormone is essential for normal development, differentiation and metabolic balance. It is well established that your thyroid hormone status correlates with your body weight and energy expenditure. Derangements in this mechanism can result in conditions like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and thyroiditis where one can experience several health concerns like hair fall/balding, constipation, weight gain/weight loss, irregular menstrual cycles, fatigue, sluggishness etc, says Dr. Sharanya Srinivas Shastry, a dietitian at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Koramangala Bangalore.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Meera Jasmine returns after hiatus in Sathyan Anthikadu film
Kochi, April 17 (IANS) After almost a five year hiatus hugely popular actress Meera Jasmine is all set to don the greasepaint in the film of master story teller- Sathyan Anthikadu.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
How 'adultism' affects a child's inner self and growth
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) "You are not old enough to understand" is a phrase likely to ring a bell for millions of adults, adolescents and children across India. While the dismissive statement may seem innocuous at first, a deeper dive into the almost universally accepted, yet largely unspoken, belief uncovers a major daily hurdle faced by children today, called 'adultism, believes Sakshi, a rights-based NGO.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
WH walks back from keeping Trump's refugee cap
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The White House has walked back from keeping the current cap of 15,000 annual refugee admissions set by former President Donald Trump, hours after the decision evoked widespread backlash from Democratic lawmakers and civic groups.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
What is Hardballing?
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Finally, a dating trend most women can get on board with! What is 'hardballing' you ask? The term means "dating like a CEO" and not wasting time on people that cant give you what you are looking for.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Audience interaction with IPL has changed 'tremendously': Samir Kochhar
New Delhi, April 17 (IANSlife) Samir Kochhar, 'Sacred Games' actor and Indian Premier League (IPL) host, says that audience interaction with the popular cricket series has changed "tremendously" ever since its debut in 2008. Not just in terms of digital broadcast options and advent of formats like fantasy sport and interactive quiz shows, but "even the sheer number of people who have started following cricket, has really increased since the inception of this tournament", Kochhar tells IANSlife.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rain, snow lashe valley, Ladakh; improvement likely from Monday
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Moderate rain lashed the plains and light snowfall occurred on the hills of Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast improvement in weather from Monday onwards.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
LG, GM to build $2.3B EV battery factory in US
Seoul, April 17 (IANS) South Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution Ltd said on Saturday its joint venture with American automaker General Motors Corp. will build a $2.3 billion electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Tennessee in the US.
2021-04-17
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Rublev stuns Nadal in Monte Carlo; Evans backs up Djokovic win
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) Rafael Nadal was dumped out of the Monte Carlo Masters as Andrey Rublev completed a superb 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory in their quarter-final clash.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
By-polls to three seats in Karnataka begin amid Covid scare
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Amid exponential spurt in Covid cases, by-polls for a Lok Sabha seat in Belgaum and two assembly constituencies of Basavakalyan and Maski, are underway in Karnataka on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National
With Quad at its strongest, US-Japan pledge to work with India on free Indo-Pacific
New York, April 17 (IANS) Declaring that the Quad "has never been stronger", the US and Japan have reiterated their commitment to work with India and Australia to build a free and "thriving" Indo-Pacific where, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga warned the "security environment has become increasingly severe".
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Srinagar's S.M.H.S. hospital shuts OPDs after Covid surge
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Following the alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, Srinagar's main hospital, S.M.H.S. hospital decided to close its out patients departments (OPDs) from Saturday onwards.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Polling underway for Telangana's Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) Voting for Nagarjunasagar Assembly bypoll in Telangana began on Saturday morning amid tight security.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tamil movie comedian Vivekh dead
Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Tamil movie comedian and Padma Shri recipient Vivekh passed away on Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 59.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6mn
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 139.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No weekend lockdown in Haryana, says govt
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Haryana, the state government has clarified that there would be no weekend lockdown.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India, Kyrgyzstan special forces start 2-week counter-terror drills
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The special forces of India and Kyrgyzstan have started a two-week military exercise in Bishkek with a focus on counter-terror drills.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
IAF to reorient itself for future challenges
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to reorient itself for future challenges across all threat domains and prepare a roadmap for effective utilisation of assets and future inductions, officials said.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Regulation of insolvent firms' shares still remains a dilemma
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) As India's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) evolves at a fast pace, a hard nut to crack for the market regulator has come up with regulations in terms of trading in the shares of companies going through resolution under IBC.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
How Hiroyuki Sanada prepared for Scorpion role in 'Mortal Kombat'
Los Angeles, April 17 (IANS) Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, who plays Scorpion in the upcoming action thriller "Mortal Kombat", says that he did extensive research for the character once he came on board.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
What has happened to basic cricket intelligence? (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has commenced with a flourish. Cricket has become the entertainment in this scary, dreary and home-bound alternative that one is facing due to Covid-19.
2021-04-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
24 more Hefazat supporters held for massacre in B'desh
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Twenty-four more people have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the massacre by the militants of the militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam. So far, 54 cases have been filed and 261 militants have been arrested over the violence.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Isla Fisher, Leslie Mann on being married to comedians
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Hollywood actresses Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann have opened up about being married to funnymen. While Fisher's husband is comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, Mann is married to comedian-filmmaker Judd Apatow.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal gears up for 5th phase of polling
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Amid steep rise of Covid infection, the state gears up for the fifth phase of polling where 45 assembly constituencies across 6 districts will go for the polls on Saturday. The election commission is extremely cautious after Sitalkuchi incident where four persons were killed in the firing of the central forces and has made a huge security arrangement for the fifth round of election.
2021-04-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to build moon lander
New York, April 17 (IANS) NASA has picked Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop the first commercial lander and take the next two US astronauts to the moon, the US space agency said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Four Sikhs killed in latest US mass shooting
New York, April 17 (IANS) At least four Sikhs have been killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx company facility in Indianapolis by a 19-year-old former employee, according to the Sikh Coalition.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russia to expel US diplomats, puts officials on no-entry list
Moscow, April 17 (IANS) Moscow plans to expel 10 diplomats from the US and ban several high-ranking officials from entering Russia, in retaliation for sanctions imposed by Washington this week.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Merkel receives first jab of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine
Berlin, April 17 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel received on Friday her first dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, she announced via government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Global Covid infection rate approaching highest: WHO
Geneva, April 17 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases per week worldwide has nearly doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen so far during the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid cases surpass 1.1 million
Ottawa, April 17 (IANS) Canada's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed 1,100,000 as of Friday, with the total hitting 1,103,067, including 22,532 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-04-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
'Census' begins to identify indigenous Assamese Muslims
Guwahati, April 17 (IANS) A Muslim organisation -- Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad, Assam (JSPA) -- launched an online census of Assamese indigenous Muslims to differentiate them from the 'migrant Muslims'.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BCCI assured of visas to Pak team, media for T20 World Cup
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has got the approval for visas for the Pakistan cricket team as well as the media for the upcoming T20 World Cup that will be held in India in October-December, it was announced at BCCI's Apex Council meeting on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Stage set for Morva-Hadaf bypoll in Gujarat on Sat
Gandhinagar, April 17 (IANS) Amid the huge surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, bypoll to the Morva-Hadaf Assembly constituency (ST) will be held on Saturday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics