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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
NCB Bengaluru seizes 515 gm banned Amphetamine
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) The Bengaluru zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 515 gm of Amphetamine, a recreational narcotic drug, valued at around Rs 20 lakh from the courier centre at the Bengaluru International Airport.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rescue ops to locate missing fishermen on, 3 bodies recovered
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian Navy recovered the bodies of three missing fishermen from the sea off the coast of Mangaluru in Karnataka on Friday.
2021-04-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Active Covid cases cross 1-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) With a record 14,859 new Covid cases in a day, active cases in Karnataka crossed 1-lakh mark, while 78 deaths occurred across the state in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Deepak Chahar's knuckle balls made the difference: Rahul
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper K.L. Rahul called Deepak Chahar's kunckle balls that got a couple of PBKS batsmen and his own run out as the reason behind his team's poor outing with the bat on Friday night against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium here.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain no more
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Football Olympian Ahmed Hussain, who was a member of the India team which finished fourth at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died on Friday. He was 89.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kumbh Mela might culminate early amid Covid-19 surge
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Niranjan Akhada has announced curtailing the ongoing Kumbh Mela on April 17, almost two weeks ahead of schedule, after several senior BJP leaders in Uttarakhand held discussion with the Akhadas to convince them to end it amid surge in Covid-19 cases and concerns of violation of Covid protocols, a senior party leader said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
2 tiger, 2 lion cubs born in Bengaluru zoo
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Two tiger cubs and two lion cubs were born recently in the city's Bannerghatta zoo, an official said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
DRS is not there to take a chance: Dhoni
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni offered a brief lesson on how to use Decision Review System (DRS) that might come in handy for those struggling to use it well like the current Indian team.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Coimbatore industrial associations take lead to inoculate workers
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Industrial associations in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have taken the lead to vaccinate their employees, with the Small Industries Development Corporation (SIDCO), which has 5,000 workers in 240 industrial units, seeking to vaccinate those above 45 years of age.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Chahar bags 4 as Chennai thrash Punjab by 6 wkts (Ld)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Seamer Deepak Chahar's four-wicket haul, in which he removed four of the top five Punjab Kings batsmen, powered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a thumping six-wicket win -- their first in this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) -- here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat now sees 8,920 new Covid cases, 94 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) Once again breaking all previous records, Gujarat on Friday saw 8,920 new Covid cases, taking its tally to 3,84,688, while the death toll climbed to 5,170 as 94 more succumbed.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Victory makes Dhoni's 200th match for CSK special
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) MS Dhoni's 200th match for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned out to be special as his team put in a commanding performance to thump Punjab Kings by six wickets on Friday night at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rapid rise of Covid 2.0 means it will be less protracted: Report
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The rapid spread of the second wave of Covid-19 in India means that it will be less protracted too with 40 per cent of Indias population estimated to develop antibodies by end April.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru hoteliers demand exemptions to cut their losses
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) In the wake of an exponential spurt in Covid cases that has resulted in enforcement of night curfew, the Bruhat Bengaluru Hoteliers Association (BBHA) demanded the Karnataka government provide them exemption on property tax, electricity bills, and excise license fees to help them survive during the second year of the pandemic.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Jagan writes to PM demanding 60L more Covid vaccines
Amaravati/New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting 60 lakh more Coronavirus vaccines doses.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
1,919 new cases push Gurugram's Covid tally to 76,775
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) Gurugram recorded 1,919 new Covid-19 cases, the district's highest single day spike, on Friday while two people succumbed to the infection taking the total toll to 374, officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Pakistan defeat South Africa to win T20I series 3-1
Centurion, April 16 (IANS) A quick-fire 60 by Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Nawaz's flourish (25*) towards the end helped Pakistan win the fourth and final T20I against host South Africa by three wickets and clinch the series 3-1 here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka buying 84K units of remdesivir for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Grappling with the pandemic's second wave, Karnataka has floated a tender to buy 84,000 units of remdesivir to treat Covid patients, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
19-year-old jumps to death in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) A 19-year-old youth in Gurugam allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 3rd floor of a restaurant in Sector-46, at around 3.30 p.m. on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chahar's 4-wicket haul helps CSK get first win of IPL 2021
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Riding on a four-wicket haul by pace bowler Deepak Chahar, Chennai Super Kings defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets to claim their first win in this season's Indian Premier League.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Multi-pronged strategy to transform Hyd into low-carbon city'
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Hyderabad has employed a multi-pronged strategy to transform into a climate resilient and low-carbon city, Mayor Vijayalaxmi Gadwal said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
On BJP's appeal, TRS decides to stay away from GMHC bypoll
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Responding to a request by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Friday decided not to contest the by-election to a division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Telangana too facing shortage of oxygen
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Friday admitted that there is shortage of medical oxygen in the state, and that the government was taking all steps to tide over the problem triggered by the massive Coid-19 surge.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sharmila continues her fast in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The daughter of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Y.S. Sharmila, continued her fast for a second consecutive day on Friday demanding the Telangana government to issue job notifications for the unemployed youth of the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India's forex reserves up by over $4 bn
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $4.344 billion during the week ended April 9.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIUDF candidates return to Assam from Covid-hit Raj
Guwahati, April 16 (IANS) After around a week's stay in Rajasthan, the candidates of AIUDF, an ally of the Congress-led 'Mahajot' (grand alliance) in Assam, returned to the northeastern state on Friday following the surge in the number of Covid cases in the Congress ruled desert state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Karnataka bans religious congregations, caps wedding guests
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday issued fresh Covid guidelines in the wake of the exponential spurt in Covid cases, banning all religious gatherings and limiting attendees at political gatherings in open spaces to 200.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Govt expands ambit of ECLGS 2.0, allows SMA-1 borrowers
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Expanding the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) 2.0, the government has said that Special Mention Accounts-1 (SMA) will now be eligible for credit under the scheme.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
EC made record seizures of over Rs 1,000 cr from poll-bound states/UT
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Election Commission has made record seizures of cash and goods worth over Rs 1,000 crore for the first time in any Assembly polls, during the March-April polls in four states and a Union Territory.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SRH eye stability in batting against MI after early losses (Lead Preview: Match 9)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, while desperately looking for a win.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
No restrictions on inbound tourists: Goa CM (ld)
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ignored requests made by the state BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade to impose restrictions on inbound tourists, while urging the administration to crack down on public functions and political rallies which flout social distancing norms.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Set up help-desk, inform people about beds in hospitals: LG to Delhi govt
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) People may no longer have to struggle to know the availability of beds for Covid-19 patients in all the government hospitals in the national capital as the Delhi government will soon issue a helpline number for the purpose, a direction in this regard was issued by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid resurge: Bihar govt likely to decide on lockdown in certain pockets
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Amid a resurgence of Corona cases, the Bihar government is likely to impose total lockdown in certain pockets of the state in the next couple of days.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
AWS veteran Teresa Carlson bids adieu during virtual summit
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) The long-time top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive Teresa Carlson made a final keynote appearance at the Public Sector Summit Online this week and introduced her successor Max Peterson.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Private vehicle not a 'public place' as per Sec 43 of NDPS Act: SC
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declared that a private vehicle would not come within the expression of a public place as per the explanation given under the NDPS Act.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shreyas Talpade off to Goa to shoot for his next
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade on Friday travelled to Goa to shoot for his next film "Manu Aur Munni Ki Shaadi".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress seeks nod to make Guj HQ Covid Care Centre
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) Congress' Gujarat chief Amit Chavda has asked Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar for permission to convert the state party headquarters in Ahmedabad into a Covid Care Centre, considering the rising number of patients and the shortage of infrastructural and medicinal facilities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India coach Shastri lauds Deepak Chahar's spell
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Medium pacer Deepak Chahar's four-wicket haul for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday drew praise from India coach Ravi Shastri who acknowledged the pace bowler's ability to use conventional swing to take wickets.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
As Citi exits India retail biz, foreign banks, card-companies may explore M&A
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS)
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
Industrial activity to continue despite surge: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said despite the rapid surge in Covid cases, industrial activities would run unhindered in the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Williamson getting back to full fitness
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) New Zealand cricket's run-machine Kane Williamson could take his place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team very soon after he posted a video of him at the nets and said he was 'pretty optimistic about being close to full fitness very soon'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
High stakes for BJP, Congress in Karnataka by-polls
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress have high stakes in Karnataka's by-elections in one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats on Saturday amid the Covid-19 scare in the state.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Driver who stole gold ornaments worth Rs 18 lakh arrested in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) The Bengaluru police on Friday arrested a 38-year-old person for allegedly decamping with a bag containing gold ornaments and a Toyota Innova car in two different cases.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On eve of weekend curfew, Delhi reports near 20K fresh Covid cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A day before the national capital enters the weekend curfew mode, Delhi on Friday reported another single-day high of 19,484 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 141 deaths in the past 24 hours mounted its Covid death toll to 11,793, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCB busts gang cultivating Cannabis in Thane flat
Thane (Maharashtra), April 16 (IANS) In another major achievement, the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) bust a gang cultivating Cannabis inside a 2-BHK flat in Dombivali town in the district, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala sees 10,031 new Covid cases, TPR nears 15%
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) The number of people testing Covid positive in Kerala continues to spike with the test positivity rate on Friday reaching 14.8 per cent.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Man held in Gurugram for disrupting communal harmony
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police arrested a man and his associate for disrupting communal harmony here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Deepak Chahar flattens Punjab Kings with 4-wicket haul
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned up a dominating show with the ball in skipper MS Dhoni's 200th match for the franchise as they restricted Punjab Kings (PBKS) to 106 for eight wickets in their 20 overs.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
On eve of Rajasthan bypolls, Pilot unfazed on being 'sidelined'
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) As Rajasthan goes to the by-polls for three seats on Saturday, the absence of former deputy CM of Rajasthan and PCC president Sachin Pilot from campaigning in the desert state has become a much-talked about issue here as the Congress government pooled in all senior leaders for electioneering, except Pilot.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Healthy Monsoon forecast, global cues pushes equities higher (Roundup)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Forecast of a healthy monsoon season cheered India's key benchmark equity indices which trade in the green during Friday's late afternoon session.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid: Maha cases record new daily high, second highest toll
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Soaring above the 60K range, Maharashtra on Friday recorded a new high of 63,729 infections and the second highest death toll of 398, with the state jumping past the 37-L mark, health officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra records 6K Covid cases, active tally over 35K
Amaravati, April 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday reported 6,096 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally tally over 9.48 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 35,000-mark to reach 35,592.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Former law minister Ashwani Kumar writes to SC on super-spreader events
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Ashwani Kumar has written a letter to Chief Justice of India seeking suo moto intervention to ban political rallies, protest assemblies, religious and festive congregations of more than 50 people until Covid-19 situation is under control.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Xiaomi sells over 30K Mi Mix Fold units in a minute: Report
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold over 30,000 units of its recently launched foldable smartphone Mi Mix Fold in just one minute, as per a report.
2021-04-16
Category: International, China,Technology
Kartik Aaryan won't be another Sushant, warn fans
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Soon after Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions dropped their official statement on social media announcing lead actor Kartik Aaryan's exit from the film on Friday evening, netizens started slamming the production house alleging nepotism.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SEBI penalises 2 brokerages in NSE Co-Location case
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Capital market regulator SEBI has fined brokerage firms, PRB Securities Private Ltd and CPR Capital Services, in the NSE Co-Location matter for violation of norms.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Mehbooba backs SPO, says even women aren't spared in 'Naya Kashmir' (Ld)
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Speaking in support of a woman SPO (special police officer), whose services were terminated for allegedly glorifying terrorism, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday that the officer has been slapped with UAPA for raising legitimate questions.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
World champ Coleman to miss Tokyo despite reduced ban
Frankfurt, April 16 (IANS) Men's 100 metres world champion Christian Coleman will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after an appeal of a ban failed on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Athletics
JSPML divests complete stake in JSIS Oman
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) JSPL on Friday said that its wholly-owned subsidiary Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius) has sold the balance stake in JSIS Oman to Vulcan Steel.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Normal monsoon to usher growth, douse inflation (IANS Insight)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Predictions of a normal monsoon season brightened India's FY22 economic prospects amidst gloom induced by the resurgence of Covid cases.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Goa CM loses a prestige battle and a municipality
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Amid a string of victories in the recently concluded zilla panchayat polls and the first phase of municipal elections across Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's electoral blitz has run into rough weather in his own backyard.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
NPPA directs reduction in Remdesivir price
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked manufacturers of Covid drug Remdesivir to implement the revised MRP through a voluntary reduction of prices.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
CBI court frames charges against Hooda in AJL plot re-allotment case
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) A special CBI court in Panchkula on Friday framed charges against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) plot re-allotment case.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sisodia appointed 'nodal minister' for Covid management
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In view of the alarming situation due to the continued surge in coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Friday given additional charge of 'Nodal Minister' for Covid-19 management.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Be transparent, honest on Covid situation: Guj HC to govt
Gandhinagar, April 16 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court, in its order on the suo moto PIL it filed regarding the current upsurge in the Covid situation, has asked the state government to reach to the public in an honest and transparent manner so as to tackle the crisis the state is facing.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
27 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Buxar test Covid positive
Buxar, April 16 (IANS) Twenty seven students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Buxar tested positive for coronavirus on Friday after tests were conducted in the school premises following a teacher turning Covid positive.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Hanuma Vihari dismissed for 23-ball duck on County debut
Nottingham, April 16 (IANS) India batsman Hanuma Vihari got a duck in his first outing in the County Championship on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Goa may impose restrictions on inbound tourists: Tanavade
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) The steep spike in the number of Covid-19 cases is a "dangerous" trend and the Goa government is likely to place some restrictions on entry of tourists to the coastal state, Goa BJP president Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Plea in SC seeks Covid vaccination for 18 yrs and above
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people in the age group of 18 and above, citing exponential rise in Covid cases in the country.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Four held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches (Ld)
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested four persons for allegedly betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in two separate instances, the police said on Friday .
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 hours waiting time in cremation grounds of Patna
Patna, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the number of deaths in Bihar, family members of the deceased are waiting two to three hours in cremation grounds to perform the last rites of their loved ones.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Bihar,National
Govinda back to work after testing Covid negative
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Govinda on Friday announced that he is back to work after testing negative for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil actor Vivek critical, undergoes angioplasty (Ld)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil movie comedy actor and Padma Shri awardee Vivek is in a critical condition and is on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, said a private hospital where he was admitted on Friday morning after showing 'acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Anuja Joshi: 'Hello Mini' started conversation around stalking
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Anuja Joshi, who plays the female protagonist in the web series "Hello Mini", feels through its first two seasons the show has managed to start a conversation around stalking, adding that the upcoming season digs deeper into the issue.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai 'dons' 55-ft-long face-mask on Charlie Chaplin's 132nd birth anniv
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In an unique gesture to mark the 132nd birth anniversary of the legendary comedian, Sir Charles Chaplin, a Mumbai philanthropist unveiled a 55-feet long Covid-19 face-mask, here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bypoll to Mizoram Assembly seat on Saturday
Aizawl, April 16 (IANS) The by-elections to the Serchhip Assembly seat in Mizoram would be held on Saturday and the Election Commission has extended the voting period by two hours in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and a holiday for a section of Christians.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Korean Govt-led trade panel meets Sikkim Commerce minister to explore investment avenues
New Delhi, Apr. April 16 (IANS) South Korea is keen on exploring investment opportunities in North Eastern state of Sikkim in multiple sectors including renewable energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, tourism.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With Covid cases surging, EC restricts campaigning in Bengal
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Considering the steep rise of Covid cases in the state, the Election Commission(EC) has restricted all parties from conducting any kind of political rallies, meetings and political gatherings between 7 pm and 10 am during the days of campaign from Friday onwards.
2021-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Armaan Malik: Artistes shouldn't lose their art while looking for numbers
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Friday took a jibe at the latest trend of numbers playing a crucial role in the present-day music scene. He slammed the idea of number of likes or views on a video deciding whether a song was hit or flop.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India had woman President, PM but not Chief Justice, rues SC judge
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice R.F. Nariman on Friday said the country had a woman President and a woman Prime Minister, but unfortunately never a woman Chief Justice, but emphasised that the time for this would not be very far off.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vinesh, Anshu, Divya bag gold medals in Asian wrestling
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India won three gold medals on Friday at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Satyadeep Misra: 'His Storyy' talks of acceptance for a marginalised community
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Satyadeep Mishra, who stars in the series "His Storyy", says the makers of the show want to start a conversation of acceptance for a community that continues to be marginalised.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Dostana 2' row: Dharma Productions officially announce Kartik Aaryan's exit
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions on Friday evening posted an Instagram note to officially announce that actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in the filmmaker's upcoming "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid 2.0 may claim 2,320 lives per day in India by June: Report
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The lethal second wave of Coronavirus will likely claim nearly 1,750-2,320 lives per day in India by the first week of June 2021, if proper steps are not immediately taken to curb its spread, warned a report by the Lancet Covid-19 Commission.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ancient wisdom will help build immunity to beat Covid
New Delhi, April 16: Going beyond precautions and vaccinations, doctors and the World Health Organization (WHO) have advised that proper nutrition and hydration would be key in fighting the second wave of Covid-19. This is a throwback on some essential ancient wisdom. 2500 years ago, Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, hit the nail right on the head when he said: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
You may actually be 'dissaving' by putting money in savings instruments
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) You may not have noticed it but the actual interest rate that you are getting on your bank deposits and investments in small savings schemes has fallen into the negative territory.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
COAI seeks ban on illegal mobile signal boosters
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has asked the Department of Telecommunications to ensure a complete ban on sale of illegal repeaters and boosters, offline or online, through e-commerce websites.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gold at over 1 month high on inflation fears
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Gold prices have climbed to an over one month high as inflation fears sweep the world while rising Covid cases rile the Indian economy.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Qualifying for Olympics just the start: Sailor Kumanan
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Nethra Kumanan, who created history by becoming the first Indian woman sailor to secure an Olympics quota place in the Laser Radial event, said she wants to 'do the absolute best' at the quadrennial games and that 'it was just the start'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Art and culture lend a dash of colour to Bengal elections
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) With elections just a few days away, local women of Dattabad area in Bidhannagar where Trinamool Congress' Minister-of-State for fire Sujit Bose is a candidate, have started painting 'alpana' designs, 'ghot' (Earthen pot) and 'patachitra' images (cloth-based scroll painting), trees, leaves and other designs, along with the candidate's name.
2021-04-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CSK win toss, opt to bowl against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. Both teams are unchanged from their previous games.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Dostana 2' row: Netizens back Kartik Aaryan, raise nepotism issue
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan's name started trending on Twitter on Friday after reports emerged that he is no longer a part of filmmaker Karan Johar's upcoming "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
AITA U-14: Ganapathy, Snigdha champs
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Top seed Arya Ganapathy made short work of fourth seed Gandharv GK 6-2, 6-3 to clinch the boys' title in the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament here on Friday. Second seed Snigdha Kanta created a minor upset, overcoming top seed Zynah Amber Salar 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the girls' U-14 title.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan tests Covid positive
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has contracted coronavirus and is undergoing treatment at his farmhouse in Hyderabad, Janasena party statement said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rahul Chahar is our wicket-taking bowler: Bond
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond has termed leg-spinner Rahul Chahar as a wicket-taking bowler. The 21-year-old picked four wickets for 27 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders as he ran through their top-order, dismissing the first four batsmen including captain Eoin Morgan and opener Shubman Gill.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
IndiGo waives off change fees on domestic bookings
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo waived-off change fees on new bookings made from April 17, 2021 till April 30, 2021.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Stage set for voting in Telangana's Nagarjuna Sagar bypoll
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The stage is set for polling in the by-election for Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency in Telangana on Saturday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gulfam Khan tried bringing humour that kids understand in 'Nikki Aur Jaadui Bubble'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Gulfam Khan says she has tried to reach out to the target audience with her performance in the new children's show, "Nikki Aur Jaadui Bubble".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K logs 1,144 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 1,144 new cases on Friday as the number of active cases reached 10,620 taking the total tally to 144,021, officials said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Covid turns deadly for Indians in 30-45 age group
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) For Vijay, a 32-year-old healthy working professional in the national capital, testing positive for Covid-19 was bad news.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
English translation of famous Hindi novelist Shivani's memoir to release in May
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The English rendering of "Amader Shantiniketan", a charming memoir by the late Hindi writer Shivani, translated by her daughter Ira Pande, will be released under Penguin Random House India's Vintage imprint next month.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Union Minister Javadekar tests positive for Covid
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Microsoft Edge adds 'Kids Mode' for safer browsing
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced a new Kids Mode for its Edge browser that will make it easy for parents to customize a better and safer web experience for their kids.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Divine's track 'Rider' directed by American music video maker Gil Green
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Rapper Divine has teamed up with American music video and film director Gil Green for the music video of his new track "Rider".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh to facilitate return of overseas workers to Gulf, Singapore
Dhaka, April 16 (IANS) Bangladesh will operate special flights to five countries -- Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore -- to help its stranded expatriate workers rejoin their workplaces there.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Honda Cars India to recall 77,954 units
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Automobile major Honda Cars India on Friday voluntarily recalled 77,954 units of select vehicle models in India to replace 'fuel pumps'.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Want to see better team for new ISL season: Bengaluru FC coach
Goa, April 16 (IANS) A day after Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC crushed Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC 5-0 in their 2021 AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash, their head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli said the team's success was because, "Our training sessions have never been based on the opponents. We prepare for what we want to develop".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Gul Panag: Business of life has become urgent for focus on environment
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag feels enough is not being done for the environment, though she doesn't think it is a result of indifference.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa reports 927 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Amid the surge in the Covid-19 cases, Goa recorded its highest tally of Covid-19 cases with 927 people testing positive of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to state Health Ministry statistics on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
UK Home Secretary nod to extradition of Nirav Modi to India (Ld)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yevgeniy Prigozhin: 'Putin's chef' with a Karachi proxy
New Delhi/Washington, April 16 (IANS) Yevgeniy Prigozhin is the Russian financier of the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Russian troll farm that the US Treasury sanctioned for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Karachi-based Pakistan nationals and companies are now part of US sanctions for helping IRA activities and acting as proxies. While going after and tracking down IRA and Prigozhin, the US Treasury has sanctioned the Karachi-based individuals and companies.
2021-04-16
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Stokes out for 12 weeks, leaves India for surgery
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) England and Rajasthan Royals (RR) all-rounder Ben Stokes will fly home on Friday from India and will be out of action for 12 weeks after sustaining a finger injury.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Retired police officer killed by alcoholic son
Agra, April 16 (IANS) A 30-year-old man killed his father, a retired police officer, over a domestic dispute on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amy Walsh misses working with Michael Praed
Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Amy Walsh, who shared the screen with Michael Praed in the show "Emmerdale", says she was devastated when he left the show.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The girl who made India her home, a temple her school to put Odissi dance on global map!
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) This is the story of Colleena Shakti, a girl brought up in the US who made India her home, learnt Odissi classical dance here and started running a school in an ancient 300-year-old Pushkar temple in India which has been teaching dance mudras to thousands of students around the world.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Racer Rabindra geared up for European GT4 season
Monza (Italy) April 16 (IANS) India's Akhil Rabindra commences his 2021 European GT4 Series season with AGS Events Racing Team, from April 16-18.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Sunny Leone: Difficult to box with mask on, but safety over comfort
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Sunny Leone on Friday observed how it was difficult to practice boxing with a mask on, but important to cover the face.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil actor Vivek suffers cardiac arrest, rushed to hospital
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Popular Tamil comedian Vivek has been admitted to the SIMS hospital here after suffering a major heart attack on Friday. Doctors treating the actor said that his condition is critical as his vital organs are not responding.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Vicky Kaushal tests negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal on Friday evening confirmed that he has tested negative for Covid-19.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kartik Aaryan no longer part of 'Dostana 2'?
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in filmmaker Karan Johar's "Dostana 2".
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meghalaya parties resume stir to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, April 16 (IANS) An apex body of over 17 organisations, which have been agitating to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) across Meghalaya, on Friday organised a demonstration in front of the civil secretariat in Shillong over the delay in implementing the regulatory system.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Google misled consumers on location data collection: Court
Sydney, April 16 (IANS) A court in Australia has ruled that Google misled consumers on how it collected personal location data on Android mobile devices for almost two years.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Australia,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
153 rail coaches on standby for Mumbai Covid patients
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) With the Covid-19 continuing to march aggressively, the Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) is all prepared to provide rail coaches for isolation of asymptomatic patients, officials said here on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
FC Goa look to build on Al Rayyan success in second tie
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa will look to build on the success against Qatar's Al Rayyan when they take on UAE's Al Wahda in the second match of the AFC Champions League Group Stage on Saturday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
UK Home Secretary nod to extradition of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a major boost to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) probe into the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, the UK Home Minister has approved the extradition request of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi, sources said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Yediyurappa tests Covid positive twice in 8 months (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Hours after chairing the Covid review meeting, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Women to set new benchmarks at Tokyo Olympics
New York, April 16 (IANS) UN Women, a United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment, on Friday said that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will have close to equal representation of women and men competing for the first time in its history.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
YSRCP restraining voter slips distribution to non-supporters: TDP
Tirupati/New Delhi, April (IANS) In a second missive to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), state president Kinjarapu Atchannaidu alleged that the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) is influencing the booth level officers (BLOs) not to distribute voter slips to non-YSRCP voters on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rs 110 cr ROPAX Jetty Project to come up in Odisha
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Union Ports, Shipping & Waterways Ministry has accorded approval for sanction of Rs 50.30 crore to develop an all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger) Jetty and allied infrastructure in Odisha, connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district with Talachua in Kendrapara, under the Sagarmala initiative.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
K'taka Covid restrictions to be reviewed after April 20
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Reiterating his stand against enforcing lockdown in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurapppa on Friday said that the night curfew in all the seven districts will continue as before and it will be reviewed only after April 20.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Ayurvedic, allopathic kits flood markets offering protection from Covid
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With the number of Covid cases mounting at an alarming rate across the country, a number of pharma companies have flooded the markets with several medicines claiming to give protection from the dreaded virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Safran plans to open expanded facility in Hyderabad this year
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) French aerospace and defence multinational Safran plans to inaugurate its expanded aircraft engines facility in Hyderabad in the third quarter of 2021.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
'Railways has provided 20 isolation ward coaches to Maha's Nandurbar'
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Keeping in view the growing number of Covid cases across the country, the Indian Railways, which has prepared over 4,000 coaches as isolation wards for patients, has provided 20 coaches to Maharashtra's Nandurbar district.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Senior citizens need govt support for social security: SBI Ecowrap
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) With country's population of old set to double over the next few decades, government should look to provide complete tax waiver on senior citizen savings scheme (SCSS) and help the elderly build some sort of social security, said the SBI Ecowrap report.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google working on foldable device: Report
San Francisco, April 16 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on its own foldable device that would launch sometime in the future.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India to see 'normal' monsoon this year, forecasts IMD
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India is expected to see "normal" rainfall during the monsoon season between June to September this year, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN MSMEs' businesses hit hard by Covid surge
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu are facing the heat as the second wave of Covid-19 surges ahead with each passing day.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SRH's turn to play Williamson against MI after early losses (Preview: Match 9)
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, desperately looking for a win.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Two held in Gurugram for betting on IPL matches
Gurugram, April 16 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have arrested two men who were allegedly involved in betting on an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
When Ankit Tiwari reminded Mika Singh of AR Rahman
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Ankit Tiwari showed off his Sufiyana skills on th ereality TV stage, and pop star Mika Singh was reminded of Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to deploy 270 ambulances for emergency care
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Punjab has entered into a pact to procure 270 ambulances from Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd (ZHL), a private emergency medical service provider, for its residents free of cost, it was announced on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Health ministry tells PSUs, ministries to dedicate hospital beds for Covid care
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Amid a surge in the Covid cases, the Union health and family welfare ministry has advised the Central ministries and the Public Sector Units (PSUs) to dedicate the hospitals under their control for Covid care.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arundhati reaches quarters at youth boxing Worlds
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Rajasthan's Arundhati Choudhary defeated Columbian boxer Deyaneira Casas to advance into the 69kg women's quarterfinals on the third day of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Shaan reacts to 1,700 people testing Covid positive at Kumbh Mela
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Singer Shaan on Friday reacted to a news report on Twitter stating over 1,700 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Kumbh Mela, Haridwar between April 10 and 14.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka Chopra is grateful to be 'living in the light'
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra treated her fans to a glamorous picture on Friday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pooja Hegde: There's so much we took for granted
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has reminisced in a new social media post about the times when people roamed around freely, adding that we have taken too much for granted.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Anushka shares 'priceless moments' of 2020
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday shared snapshots from last year, featuring husband Virat Kohli along with a few of their four-legged friends.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP Panch among 3 booked for extortion in J&K's Sopore
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested three persons including a BJP Panchayat member for extortion in J&K's Sopore area.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Arjun Bijlani doesn't miss workout even on vacations
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani is currently vacationing in Goa. However, he has been making sure to regularly work out and keep himself in shape. Arjun, who will be next seen in "Khatron Ke Khiladi", is currently preparing for the show.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nortje joins DC squad after 'thrice' testing negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje has joined the Delhi Capitals squad after "thrice" testing negative for Covid-19, the franchise said on Friday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Janhvi Kapoor posts a fun reel on Instagram
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Janhvi Kapoor on Friday took to social media to post a fun reel with her friends.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC names ex-ASG Maninder Singh, advocate Batra SPPs in coal scam cases
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court has appointed former Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh and advocate Rajesh Batra as special public prosecutors (SPPs) in the trial of coal scam cases filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2021-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Renowned Telugu radiologist Kakarla Subbarao passes away
Secunderabad, April 16 (IANS) Renowned radiologist and Padma Shri awardee Kakarla Subbarao passed away on Friday, his family members said.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics