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118 new Covid cases, 73 recoveries, 2 deaths in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) New Covid cases again stood ahead of recoveries in J&K on Monday where 118 new cases, 73 recoveries and 2 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
New projects in Himalayas as per provisions of EIA 2006: Minister
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, told the Rajya Sabha on Monday that as per the provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006, new projects/activities or the expansion/modernisation of existing projects/activities, listed in the schedule to the notification, require prior environmental clearance from the Central government or from the state-level environment impact assessment authority after taking into consideration the EIA report, environmental management plan, disaster management plan and public consultation.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
878 second year PU students reject marks in K'taka
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) As many as 878 students have rejected their second-year Pre-University (II PUC) results and submitted applications to re-appear in the annual exams scheduled to be held on August 19.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Ramadoss seeks arrest of Lankan Navy personnel who opened fire on Indian fishermen
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader and former Union minister Anbumani Ramadoss has demanded the arrest of Sri Lankan Navy personnel who opened fire on Indian fishermen.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Google debuts its own chip on upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Google on Monday announced it has developed its own custom-built chip to power the next generation of Pixel 6 smartphones that will arrive in the market later this year.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
B'luru: Civic body, police join hands to combat Covid
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Administrator Rakesh Singh said on Monday that to effectively control the spread of Covid-19, the BBMP officials must work in coordination with the police in order to raise awareness among people on the need to follow Covid rules in the city.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Protests against Vizag steel plant privatisation in Delhi now
Visakhapatnam/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) With the Centre virtually ruling out any relook at the decision to privatise the Vizag Steel Plant (VSP), opponents of the move now took their protests to the heart of the national capital.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Freight services resume on restored India-B'desh rail link
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Almost eight months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina reopened the Haldibari-Chilahati rail link, both the countries have started regular operation of freight trains through the restored rail route after a span of more than 50 years, officials said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Leopard rescued from chicken coop, released into forest
Guwahati, Aug 2 (IANS) A 12-year-old leopard, which on Monday got stuck in a chicken cage at Sonari village in eastern Assam's Sivasagar district, was rescued by the forest officials and released into the forest, officials said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
India's Princepal picked by Sacramento Kings for California league
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) India's top basketball player Princepal Singh has been included in NBA's Sacramento Kings' roster for the California Classic Summer League.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
President Kovind unveils Karunanidhi's portrait in TN Assembly
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday unveiled the portrait of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in the state Assembly on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
For this Mizo girl, hockey was the only way to a decent future
Kolasib (Mizoram), Aug 2 (IANS) Her parents are poor 'jhum (slash-and-burn) cultivators, living hand-to-mouth.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Olympics equestrian: Mirza finishes creditable 23rd in eventing
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Fouaad Mirza made an impressive debut in the Olympics, finishing 23rd overall in the individual eventing discipline of equestrian competitions at Tokyo on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Will continue to work as MP: Babul Supriyo after meeting Nadda
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who had recently announced quitting politics, said on Monday that he will continue to work as an MP.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Scores of thermal power plants not complying with emission norms
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Out of the 442 Thermal Power Plants (TTPs), 355 units are complying with particulate matter -- PM norms, 256 units are complying with NOx norm and 68 units are complying with SO2 emission norms, according to revised standards of 2015, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Andhra Pradesh records 1,546 more Covid cases, 15 deaths
Amaravati, Aug 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday registered 1,546 new Covid cases, taking the state's overall tally beyond 19.7 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 20,582.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt issues new guidelines for spa, massage centres
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday issued new guidelines for operation of spa and massage centres in the city with strict measures to ensure prevention of sexual abuse and trafficking and to ensure the security of patrons as well as employees.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympics schedule: Watch out for Indian men's hockey team, wrestler Sonam Malik
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Tuesday, August 3.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bihar BJP minister's remarks rekindles spat
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Friction between NDA alliance partners in Bihar on Monday resurfaced after a BJP minister's remarks on coalition governments.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
US airstrikes hit Taliban in Helmand, 40 killed
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The US army on Monday conducted aerial strikes against the Taliban in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, killing around 40 Taliban fighters, sources said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Netmarble to acquire game company SpinX Games for $2.1 bn
Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) South Korean game developer Netmarble said on Monday it plans to acquire Hong-Kong based social casino game company SpinX Games in a deal estimated at $2.1 billion.
2021-08-02
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
India's Tirumurti presides over UNSC meeting
United Nations, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative T.S. Tirumurti started his leadership of the Security Council on Monday, presiding over sessions setting the agenda for the month and adopting a consensus statement on the ending of the joint UN and African Union operation in Darfur.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Whatever I have achieved today, I owe it to my parents: Yagya Bhasin
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Age is just about the numbers and this holds true for child artiste Yagya Bhasin who has been featured in many television shows, including "Krishna Chali London" and the recent "Yeh Hai Chahatein".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tail-enders remain a concern for India despite hard yards in nets
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) With Indian top-order batting brittle, the onus will be on the lower-order including their bowlers to provide some crucial runs in the five-Test series in England that begins at the Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics hockey: India only country with teams in men's, women's semis
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions Great Britain, who scored a 2-0 shoot-out victory against Spain in the quarterfinals on Monday, have set up a semifinal clash against the Netherlands. It would be a repeat of the 2016 Olympics final in which the British emerged winners to bag their first gold in women's hockey at the Olympics.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
India hosts international conference on clouds and precipitation
Pune/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Cloud seeding is being considered in many countries but science-based guidelines are needed for effective planning and ensuring best use of resources, Earth Sciences and Science and Technology Secretary, Prof Ashutosh Sharma said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Af Prez Ghani's time has run out: Taliban
Kabul/New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Taliban said on Monday that Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghanis "time has run out".
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Border row: 2 Assam Ministers to go Mizoram Aug 5 for talks
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to resolve the inter-state border row, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday night said that he will send two senior Ministers to Aizawl on August 5 for "a meaningful dialogue" with the Mizoram government.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
IAF rescues people stranded in flood in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on the request of the West Bengal government on Monday rescued 31 people including women and children who were trapped in flood at different villages in Khanakul.
2021-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gautam Rode opens up on recovery after back surgery
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Popular television actor Gautam Rode underwent a back surgery last week and is recuperating now.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Like Bengal, Trinamool will rout BJP in Tripura: Abhishek Banerjee
Agartala, Aug 2 (IANS) Trinamool Congress will come to power in Tripura in 2023 Assembly polls as it is the only organisation capable of defeating the BJP, which has been proved in the recent Bengal polls, the partys national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee here said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Mizoram Guv meets Shah, discusses security situation
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid the Mizoram-Assam border row, Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati on Monday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital and discussed the prevailing security situation in the bordering areas with Assam.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SJVN achieves highest-ever power generation
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Power public sector SJVN's Nathpa-Jhakri hydro power station in Himachal Pradesh has achieved the highest monthly power generation, at 1,216.565 million units on July 31, surpassing its previous record of 1,213.101 million units, it was announced on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
'The Legend of Hanuman Season 2' to release digitally on Aug 6
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The second season of mythological animation series "The Legend of Hanuman" is all set to release on digital platforms with actor Sharad Kelkar as the narrator.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
300 stray dogs poisoned in Andhra village, activists fume
Eluru (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The killing, allegedly by poisoning, of more than 300 stray dogs by a village panchayat in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district has sent local animal rights activists into a fury.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Deepak Wadhwa talks about bonding with the cast of 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke...'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Deepak Wadhwa is going to join the star cast of "Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi - Nayi Kahaani".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Sisodia meets Delhi traders on GST issue
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday held a meeting with the representatives of trade unions of different markets, three days after the AAP government passed the Goods and Service Tax (GST) (Amendment) Bill.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Congolese man's death in police custody sparks violence in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) A Congolese man's death in police custody sparked violence in Bengaluru on Monday, leaving several policemen injured, police said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Some curbs go, Mumbai local trains bar commoner for 17th month
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Partially easing the lockdown restrictions, the Maharashtra government has permitted a few additional activities in 22 districts, but the remaining 14 continue under Level-3 curbs as before, including the Mumbai suburban trains which remain out of bounds for common commuters for the 17th consecutive month, an official announcement said here on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Swelling Yamuna a relief for Taj Mahal
Agra, Aug 2 (IANS) With copious rains in the hills, the dry and polluted river Yamuna has sprung back to life drawing thousands of cheering people to its banks.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
India in England: Root, Rahane back Stokes's decision to pull out
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) Ben Stokes has received support from both English and Indian players for his decision to pull out of the Test series against India which begins on Wednesday here at the Trent Bridge.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IFFCO MD's sons Anupam, Amol, others under ED scanner
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) THe Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the roles of Amol Awasthi and Anupam Awasthi, both NRI sons of US Awasthi, MD and CEO IFFCO, and Vivek Gahlaut -- also an NRI, and son of Parvinder Singh Gahlaut, MD of the Indian Potash Limited (IPL), in connection with its money laundering probe into the fertilizer scam.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India's July exports rise by over 47% YoY
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India's merchandise exports in July 2021 rose to $35.17 billion, higher by 47.91 per cent on a year-on-year basis, preliminary official data showed on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WB Board passes all students in its review of Class 12 results
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bizarre development, the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has allowed all the students who had failed to qualify in the Higher Secondary (Class 12) examination.
2021-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Indian Navy task force in South China Sea, Western Pacific for 2 months
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A Task Force of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet will proceed on over two month overseas deployment to Southeast Asia, the South China Sea, and the Western Pacific from early August.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Pegasus row: Scribes say spying violated their rights, SC to hear pleas Aug 5
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Five journalists have moved the Supreme Court, contending the unauthorised use of surveillance by government agencies have violated their fundamental rights and they are directly affected by the use of Pegasus spyware.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
FSSAI urged to scrap food fortification plan
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) - Kisan Swaraj has written to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to abort the plan to make synthetic/chemical fortification of foods mandatory in India.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Ambuja plans Rs 310 cr production expansion at Ropar plant
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Cement major Ambuja on Monday said that it plans to expand the production capacity of its plant in Punjab's Ropar with an estimated investment of Rs 310 crore over the next two years.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New Zealand indicates joining US-led group to guard itself from China-sponsored harmful activities
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Hackers from China are often accused of cyberattacks on government websites and vital installations, especially when there is a diplomatic row or clash.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Can't detain person on possible apprehension of breach of law, order: SC
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday observed that a possible apprehension of breach of law and order cannot become a ground to detain a person under a preventive detention law, as it rejected the contention that a liberal meaning must be given to the expression "public order" in the context of such a statute.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Olympics: Kamalpreet finishes sixth in discus throw, Valarie Allman wins gold
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur has finished a commendable sixth in the final of the women's discus throw final at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Kamalpreet, on her Olympics debut, had a throw of 63.70m to be placed sixth.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympics hockey: India have nothing to lose against Belgium
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) After the Super Sunday when the men's hockey team made the medal round for the first time since 1980 came Magic Monday when the women's team made history by reaching the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Overwhelmed by Bigg Boss Season 3 Malayalam win: Manikuttan
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Malayalam film actor Manikuttan, who emerged victorious in the Big Boss Season 3 Malayalam, said he was overwhelmed by his victory and thanked the people who voted for him.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
UP Assembly session from August 17
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Monsoon Session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will start from August 17.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shiv Sena men yank off new Adani hoarding at Mumbai Airport (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) A group of angry, sloganeering Shiv Sainiks went on rampage to vandalise and tear down a brand new hoarding erected by the Adani Airport Holding Ltd (AAHL) outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) here on Monday afternoon.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India's July YoY exports rise by over 47%
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India's merchandise exports in July 2021 rose to $35.17 billion, higher by 47.91 per cent on a year-on-year basis, preliminary official data showed on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Indian Navy task force to deploy in South China Sea, Western Pacific
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A Task Force of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet will proceed on over two monyhs overseas deployment to Southeast Asia, the South China Sea, and the Western Pacific from early August 2021.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Hat-trick of series losses: India in England over the last decade
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian team will look to halt a run of three successive away series defeats against England when they take on the Joe Root-led side in the five-match series that begins on August 4 (Wednesday) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Here is a look at India's series losses that began a decade back after the 1-0 series success in 2007.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Japan reports 8,393 new Covid infections
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Japan reported 8,393 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, nearly double the figure confirmed on the same day in the previous week, as infections continued to surge in and around Tokyo where the Olympics are being held.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 virus leaked from China's Wuhan lab: US Republican report
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic emerged from a genetically modified virus which leaked from the infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), according to an investigation by the US House of Representatives Republicans into the origins of Covid-19, released on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Western Pakistan jittery over Afghan militant threats
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has come up with a report on Afghanistan which indicates highest civilian casualty numbers over any two-month period since the records began in 2009.
2021-08-02
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz,Terrorism
Olympics: Denmark's Axelsen wins men's singles badminton gold
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Denmark's world No. 2 Victor Axelsen outclassed China's defending champion Chen Long 21-15, 21-12 in the men's singles badminton final to claim the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Prioritise inoculating teachers: Jagan
Amaravati, Aug 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday directed officials to give top priority to teachers in the vaccination programme as schools are set to reopen on August 16.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Mahindra Auto's July YoY PV sales up 91%
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Monday reported a growth of 91 per cent in passenger vehicle sales in July 2021.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's economic prospects appear promising: Maruti CEO
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India is navigating through tough times, however, its economic prospects appear to be promising over the medium term, Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Essar Oil UK announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer
Stanlow (UK), Aug 2 (IANS) The Board of Directors of Essar Oil (UK) Limited on Monday announced the appointment of Deepak Maheshwari as its Chief Executive Officer.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
Pakistan's failing stature and ASEAN ambition
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan carries too much unsavoury baggage and labels to be a Dialogue Partner in Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
HDFC's consolidated net profit up 31%
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) on Monday reported a rise of 31 per cent in consolidated net profit for Q1FY21, on year-on-year basis.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Holiday-packed August may bode well for tourism in Goa'
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The vaccination blitz carried out by the Goa government may have laid a good foundation for the resumption of the tourism industry in the coastal state, a top tourism trade official said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Relief for Kerala as Covid TPR comes down to 10.93%
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) After a week when it registered around one lakh new Covid cases with over 20,000 cases daily, Kerala on Monday saw its daily tally dip to 13,984, an official statement said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Fortune 500 profits decline most since 2009 on Covid
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Fortune Global 500 companies experienced an overall 5 per cent drop in revenues in 2020, the largest since 2016, while their aggregate profits were down 20 per cent, the biggest decline since 2009.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Court hands 7-year RI to 2 accused in Vyapam case
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A CBI court has sentenced Om Prakash Tyagi, a candidate and Satish Jatav, a middleman, to seven years' Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) in the Vyapam case -- related to the 2013 Madhya Pradesh Police constable recruitment test.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
India in England: Opener Agarwal suffers concussion, ruled out of first Test
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) After losing opening batsman Shubman Gill to injury, the Indian Test team in England suffered another blow as opener Mayank Agarwal was ruled out of the first Test after being hit on the head on Monday during practice. The first Test begins at Trent Bridge here on Wednesday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Man arrested for faking Goa CM's Facebook profile, soliciting money
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) A man, who made Facebook accounts of several bureaucrats and politicians, including Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, and then used to solicit money from the target's friends and acquaintances, has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt gets 61% revenue boost from excise in FY21
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The petroleum sector has extended big support to the revenue starved government preventing it from wide slippages on the revenue in a pandemic affected year.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shah Rukh Khan and Sjoerd Marijne indulge in heart-warming Twitter chat
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian women's team hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne on the country's historic win over Australia at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
LS passes General Insurance Business Amendment Bill amid ruckus
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 amid ruckus by the Opposition which demanded discussion on the snooping row and the three Central farm laws.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kia India's July sales zooms 76%
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Automaker Kia India on Monday reported over 76 per cent year-on-year sales growth in July with sales of 15,016 units.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Scientists find drug cocktail effective against Delta, Beta variants
Singapore, Aug 2 (IANS) A team of researchers here has found a combination of antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs that can be used to treat Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate disease.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
SAD-BSP MPs hand over wheat stalks to parliamentarians
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a unique protest, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MPs on Monday handed over wheat stalks to parliamentarians to highlight the plight of the thousands of farmers who are leading a peaceful protest on the borders of Delhi and seek justice for them.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana's BJP MLA ready to quit if CM promises 'package'
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) BJP MLA Raja Singh on Monday offered to resign if Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao was ready to announce a development package for his constituency.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tata Motors to increases passenger vehicle prices by average of 0.8%
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors will increase passenger vehicles' prices, on an average by 0.8 per cent, depending on the variant and model, effective from August 3.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Indian Bank, IIT Bombay join hands to fund startups, MSMEs
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian Bank has entered into an MoU with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay, for extending exclusive credit facility to startups and MSMEs.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India in England: Opener Agarwal hit on the head, under medical observation
Nottingham, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian Test team suffered another blow after opener Mayank Agarwal was hit on the head on Monday during practice. He is under observation and remains a doubtful starter.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Healthy data, global cues buoy indices; realty stocks' gain (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Hopes of a faster economic rebound, along with, healthy auto sales, GST collection and PMI data lifted India's equity markets on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DU to increase college seats, cut-offs likely to soar
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) has started the admission process to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses across various colleges affiliated to it. This year a large number of students have secured more than 95 per cent marks in their class 12 exams as a result of which students seeking admissions in DU colleges are likely to soar.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
China's Zhang takes gold as Tomar & Rajput falter in final shooting event (Ld)
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Zhang Changhong broke the world record to win the last shooting gold of the Tokyo Olympics and the fourth for China in men's 50m rifle 3 positions, even as India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to reach the final on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Several NRIs, foreign firms being probed in fertiliser scam case: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government on Monday told Parliament that some Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Rs 685 crore fertilisers import scam but declined to share their names as it "may impact" the ongoing probe.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India, China agree to resolve remaining border dispute
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India and China agreed to resolve remaining border issues in an 'expeditious manner' in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations, the Indian Army said on Monday in a joint statement after the 12th Round of India-China Corps commander level meeting.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Malaysia reports highest daily Covid death toll
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) Malaysia recorded a fresh high of 219 single-day death toll from Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 9,403, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine
KCR slams Centre for anti-Telangana stand on river water
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday slammed the Centre for its anti-Telangana stand on river waters.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Self-help groups in MP empowering women
Bhopal, Aug 2 (IANS) Women in many parts of Madhya Pradesh associated with several self-help groups are not only making themselves financially independent but have their families wriggled out of the debt trap. Some women have also succeeded in freeing their land from the control of the money lenders.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Bharat Biotech's Rotavac 5D receives WHO prequalification
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Monday announced that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has awarded prequalification to its rotavirus vaccine, Rotavac 5D.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Makers of Ammy Virk-starrer 'Puaada' excited for theatrical release
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) As Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa's Punjabi starrer 'Puaada' ('Trick') releases in theatres on August 12, the debutant director of the film Rupinder Chahal and producer Atul Bhalla are excited about its big-screen release.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Muslim arranges Hindu foster daughter's marriage in her faith
Vijayapura, (Karnataka) Aug 2 (IANS) Amid instances of communal disharmony, an incident highlighting unity in the country's diversity has emerged from Karnataka's Vijayapura, where a Muslim man, who brought up an orphan Hindu girl for over a decade, arranged her wedding to a bridegroom from her faith.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Dino Morea's first look from 'The Empire' unveiled
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea's first look from 'The Empire' has been unveiled.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Father of IS widow seeks SC direction for extradition of daughter & grandchild from Af
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A father from Kerala has moved the Supreme Court seeking extradition of his daughter, along with his grandchild, who were detained in Afghanistan after she left India to join terrorist organization ISIS. He apprehends, after the exit of the US forces from Afghan soil foreign terrorist fighters could be hanged.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Need to keep emotions in check: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team chief coach, Graham Reid, has told his players to keeping their emotions in check ahead of their historic semifinal encounter against world champions Belgium at the Olympic Games on Tuesday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New TV show 'Bhagya Lakshmi' shares message of selflessness
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) A new daily soap titled 'Bhagya Lakshmi' is slated to air on television from this week.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cooking with coal, wood linked to higher risk of eye diseases
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Cooking with wood or coal can increase the risk of major eye diseases that can lead to blindness, according to a study involving nearly half a million people in China.
2021-08-02
Category: International, China,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Gauahar Khan looks back on how she thrived in entertainment for 19 yrs
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Gauahar Khan has managed to find her fan base in every section of the audience.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Revamp in direct tax structure should widen tax base: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government is of the view that the revamp in the direct tax structure should also involve widening of the tax base, along with phasing out exemptions, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Include shooter as addl participant in Tokyo Paralympics: SC
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a big relief to five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Paralympic Committee of India to recommend his name as an additional participant in the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Other Sports
Anil Deshmukh once again skips ED summons
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Home Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh, who is being probed in an alleged money laundering case, skipped the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons for questioning once again on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Central team rushed to Maharashtra after Zika report
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rushed a multi-disciplinary team to Maharashtra to monitor a Zika virus case reported and assist the Uddhav Thackeray government in effective management in case of an outbreak amid an ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
301 elephants, 1,401 humans died in human-elephant conflict in last 3 years
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As many as 301 elephants and 1,401 humans lost their lives in the last three years due to human-elephant conflict, the Rajya Sabha was told on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
'AI would not replace people but create new opportunities'
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Experts highlighted that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating new opportunities which could not be achieved by traditional technology and could be used for health care as well as many other present and future challenges in various sectors.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Vedanta Aluminium becomes India's largest green power purchaser
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Business, Indias largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, became Indias largest green power purchaser on the Green Market at the Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX) platform in Q1 of 2021-22 fiscal.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AIADMK opposes Karunanidhi Memorial library at Madurai
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The opposition AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has joined issue with the DMK and has opposed the proposed Kalaignar Karunanidhi Memorial library to come up at Madurai, the late former Chief Minister's home town.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Andhra police arrest 4 red sanders smugglers
Deverakonda (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police in the state's Chittoor district on Monday arrested four red sanders smugglers and seized 11 tonnes of the precious wood estimated at Rs 5 crore.
2021-08-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spain coach confident of improvement ahead of Olympic football semifinals
Madrid, Aug 2 (IANS) Hosts Japan will face Spain in the semifinals of the Olympic men's football competition on Tuesday, as both sides look to earn the chance to play for a gold medal.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports
Five Akali Dal leaders join BJP
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls in Punjab scheduled to be held next year, five Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders and a former TV host joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympics: Simone Biles to participate in balance beam final
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles will be taking part in Tuesday's balance beam final of women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Shiv Sena activists tear down Adani hoarding at Mumbai Airport
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) A group of slogan-shouting Shiv Sainiks vandalised and tore down a brand new hoarding erected by the Adani Airport Holding Ltd (AAHL) outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here on Monday afternoon.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sjoerd Marijne, the coach who turned things around for Indian women's hockey
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Eyebrows were raised when Sjoerd Marijne was named chief coach of the Indian senior men's team before the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
SBI launches SIM Binding feature on its online banking platform
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) To safeguard the interest of its customers, the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a new security feature -- SIM Binding in YONO and YONO Lite.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Went with the mindset to give my best and play my hundred percent: Sindhu
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu said on Monday that she went into the bronze medal match with the mindset of giving her best and playing hundred percent to her ability. She also said that her coach Park Tae-sang gave encouragement by explaining the importance of getting a medal.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Indian industries got 60% of total defence contracts: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Promoting Indian industries in defence sector, the Defence Ministry has given approximately 60 per cent of the total contracts for equipment to them, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Body of Danish Siddiqui was mutilated in Taliban custody
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The body of Danish Siddiqui, the Pulitzer-winning Reuters photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan last month, was badly mutilated while in the custody of the Taliban, Afghan officials said, as per Afghan media reports.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Rebound: India's July manufacturing output zooms, shows PMI
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector output accelerated to the strongest growth rate in three months during July.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RS adjourned for day after passing Inland Vessels Bill 2021
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was paralysed for yet another day on Monday when opposition parties forced adjournments on Pegasus controversy and farmers issue. The opposition demanded discussion on these issues but the government denied as a result of which the House was adjourned for the day after it met at 3.36 p.m.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Do not force K'taka CM to make Delhi rounds: Siddaramaiah
Karwar (Karnataka), Aug 2 (IANS) Karnataka opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Monday said the BJP high command should understand the situation in the state and not force Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to make rounds of Delhi.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Airtel IoT market leader in India's enterprise connectivity segment
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Bharti Airtel, India's premier communications solutions provider, has become the market leader in India's fast-growing Enterprise IoT segment, as per Frost & Sullivan.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Survey of illegal constructions in Aravalis begins
Gurugram, Aug 2 (IANS) Following the Supreme Court's order, the Gurugram Forest department has started a survey of illegal constructions in the Aravali range.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Still no Messi as Copa America stars return to Barcelona
Madrid, Aug 2 (IANS) This Monday sees new signings Sergio Aguero and Emerson Royal begin pre-season training with FC Barcelona following their participation in the Copa America earlier this month, but one man is still missing from the Barcelona squad working with Ronald Koeman -- Lionel Messi.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Odisha records 54% growth in GST collection in July
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS) Odisha recorded 54 per cent growth in Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in July as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, officials said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
India hiring sees 11% growth in April-June period: Report
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Hiring in India has increased by 11 per cent in April-June period, than the last quarter, according to a report released on Monday by job site Indeed.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Seven new academic programmes at IIT Roorkee
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee has launched seven new academic programmes in select areas of engineering, architecture, economics, and management along with specialization in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to cater to the rising demand for new-age technologies.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Tributes pour in for Pingali Venkayya on birth anniversary
Amaravati, Aug 2 (IANS) Tributes poured in for Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the Indian national flag, on his birth anniversary on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K police busts LeT terror module, 4 arrested
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police in South Kashmir's Anantnag district have busted a terror module linked with proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and arrested four accused persons involved in making an IED to carry out blasts in Anantnag town besides motivating gullible youth to join the terror folds by using social media and online platforms, officials said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Final meet on K'taka cabinet expansion this evening: CM Bommai
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said that he is going to comprehensively discuss the new cabinet formation with party President J.P. Nadda this evening.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Affordable YouTube Premium Lite with ad-free viewing soon
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Google is experimenting with an affordable and lighter version of YouTube Premium with ad-free viewing experience, the media reported on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Himanshu Malhotra opens up about upcoming movie 'Shershaah'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Himanshu Malhotra will be seen as Major Rajiv Kapoor in the upcoming movie 'Shershaah'. The actor who is known for his projects like 'Ek Nayi Umeed-Roshni' and 'Nach Baliye 7' seems enthusiastic about his upcoming project. The film features Sidharth Malhotra in the lead role.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Glenmark to make, market SaNOtize's nasal spray against Covid-19
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Pharma major Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd on Monday said it has signed a long term partnership with Canandian company SaNOtize Research & Development Corp., to manufacture, market and distribute Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS) for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rajbhar ready to ally with Samajwadi Party in UP
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Less than a day after Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said that he was open to alliances with small parties for the upcoming UP assembly elections, former BJP ally, Om Prakash Rajbhar, said that he was also ready to ally with the SP.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
16 murders, 11 attempt to murders in Patna this July
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) The spate of murders in the Bihar capital over the last month has jolted the administration and the common people. The police records show that Patna reported a murder every second day in July.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CarryMinati overcame lockdown anxiety while shooting for 'Mayday'
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) YouTuber CarryMinati overcame lockdown anxiety while shooting for his debut film 'Mayday' starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kerala family suspects death of son succumbing to king cobra bite in zoo
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) The father of Harshad, an animal keeper at the famed Trivandrum Zoo who succumbed to the bite of a king cobra on July 1, has raised doubts over the death of his son.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New IT rules: Koo removes 2,385 accounts in July
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Homegrown micro-blogging platform Koo on Monday said it removed a total of 2,385 accounts and took action on thousands more in the month of July in accordance with the new IT rules.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Keep playing without pressure, you have nothing to lose: Ex-Indian hockey players
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) When Rani Rampal and her team take the field on Wednesday for the Olympics women's hockey semifinal against Argentina, they will have a lot of people working to make things possible for them -- something that was not the case when Eliza Nelson, Selma D'Silva and their teammates narrowly missed a bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Kit Harington says there's no break from parenting
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) 'Game Of Thrones' star Kit Harington and his wife Rose Leslie welcomed their first child, a baby boy, five months ago. The actor admits he wasn't prepared for just how "big" a job raising a family is.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pfizer, Moderna raise Covid vaccine prices in EU
London, Aug 2 (IANS) US drug makers Pfizer and Moderna have increased the prices of their mRNA-based vaccines against Covid-19 for the European market, the media reported.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
UP schools to reopen from Aug 16
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to re-open schools with 50 per cent attendance.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Oppn continues protest in LS, adjourned thrice
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha remained paralysed yet another day on Monday and was adjourned thrice over farm laws and snooping controversy. While the opposition demanded discussion over these issues, the government did not heed to their demand.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC will hear shooter's plea against non-inclusion in Tokyo Paralympics
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea by five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma against his non-selection for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympics Games.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Other Sports
Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia drop by 10% in June
Jakarta, Aug 2 (IANS) Indonesia reported 140,850 foreign tourist arrivals in June, marking a 10 per cent drop, compared to the same month last year, the Central Agency of Statistics said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Death toll from floods in China's Henan reach 302
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) The death toll from floods triggered by torrential rains in China's Henan province has increased to 302 as of Monday, according to the information office of the local government.
2021-08-02
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Stalin wishes Indian women's hockey team for Olympic Gold
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Expressing his delight at Indian women's hockey team entering the semi finals at the Tokyo Olympics, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday said the team is scripting history.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Hockey,Politics
NZ allows workers quarantine-free travel from Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu
Wellington, Aug 2 (IANS) New Zealand on Monday announced its decision to allow seasonal workers quarantine-free from Tonga, Samoa and Vanuatu.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Zoom agrees to pay $85 mn over data concerns, zoombombings
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) Video chat and collaboration app Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in the US that accused the platform of sharing users' data with third-party digital platforms without their consent and failing to stop zoombombings.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Renault India ships out 760 Kigers to South Africa
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Renault India on Monday said it has begun exports of Kiger model made near here to South Africa.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram RS member
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday asked the police to withdraw an FIR against Mizoram Rajya Sabha member K. Vanlalvena which was lodged in the wake of the July 26 border row.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant: ICMR
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The domestically developed Covaxin is effective against the Delta plus variant of Covid-19, claims Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in its study released on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Singer Abhinav Shekhar's new song 'Bachpan' exposes kids' reality shows
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer-composer-lyricist Abhinav Shekhar released his latest song 'Bachpan'. The song is based on children being the latest victim of the reality show monster and social media trap.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Will Goa resume mining? Industry dependents seek clarity
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Days after the Goa assembly passed the Goa Mineral Development Corporation Bill 2021, paving way for setting up of the body to revive mining in the state, the Goa Mining People's Front, an umbrella organisation for mining dependents in the state on Monday demanded a timeline for resumption of mining activity.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Northeast BJP MPs meet Modi, blame Cong for politics over border dispute
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Amid the ongoing border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, BJP's MPs from the Northeastern states on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and blamed the Congress for indulging in politics over the issue.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karan Deol elated about working with uncle Abhay Deol in 'Velley'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Sunny Deol's son Karan Deol is on cloud nine as he got the golden opportunity of working with his uncle Abhay Deol in the upcoming film 'Velley', produced by Ajay Devgn and directed by Deven Munjal.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Largest Covid outbreak in China closes Beijing transport links
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A fresh Covid-19 outbreak in China, deemed to be the largest in months, has spread to more locations, raising concerns over the country's vulnerability to the highly contagious Delta variant, a media report said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Altering surplus sharing ratio would make LIC a new company
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The 64-year-old Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) can become a new company for a new set of policyholders if its surplus sharing ratio is changed, said industry experts.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Maharashtra BJP's end is near: Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Fuming over a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator's threat to 'raze the Shiv Sena Bhavan', the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA)'s saffron ally on Monday warned that the "BJP's end is near" and those who cast an evil eye at the party headquarters, "will be found floating in the Worli gutters".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
7 test Covid positive in Wuhan
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Seven persons on Monday tested positive for Covid-19 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province where the global pandemic is said to have originated in December 2019.
2021-08-02
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Industry body to evolve self-regulatory process for online gaming
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The All India Gaming Federation on Monday announced its partnership with international management consulting firm Arthur D. Little, which is aimed at developing best industry practices and a self-regulatory process covering all aspects of the online gaming business, according to an official statement.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Goa,Technology
Tiger Shroff has a message for social media trolls
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has faced several criticisms and trolling for his looks, acting skills and more since the time he made his debut with the film 'Heropanti' in 2014. The actor says that as long as he gets more love than hate on social media, he is mostly unaffected by the trollers.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Match proves dreams can come true: Women's hockey coach Marijne
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team coach, Dutch tactician Sjoerd Marijne, said after his side's historic win against world No. 2 Australia in the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games that his mantra to the girls before the match was to "stay in the moment" and that is what made "a big difference" on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Shilpa Shetty Kundra: We don't deserve a media trial
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to social media on Monday to issue a statement, saying she and her family do not deserve a media trial.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US Senate introduces bipartisan infrastructure bill
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US Senate has introduced a long-awaited and hotly debated infrastructure bill after hours of efforts to finalise the legislative text.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Manish Choudhary returns to stage with 'Pashmina' on Nine Rasa
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Manish Choudhary returns to the stage with "Pashmina", a play for Nine Rasa, a digital theatre platform by Shreyas Talpade.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kumar Birla ready to give up Vodafone-Idea stake to govt entity
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Kumar Manglam Birla, the chairman of Aditya Birla Group, has written to the Cabinet Secretary saying that he is ready to hand over his stake in Vodafone-Idea to any government entity.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Another Aus state plunges into lockdown
Brisbane, Aug 2 (IANS) The government of Australia's Queensland state on Monday announced that the current three-day snap lockdown on 11 areas, including the capital city of Brisbane and Gold Coast, will be extended until August 8.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Rensil D'Silva on Neena Gupta's character in 'Dial 100'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Director Rensil D'Silva has talked about Neena Gupta's character in the upcoming thriller 'Dial 100'. He feels that this is going to stand out in her filmography.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Payal Dev reveals why latest single 'Dil lauta do' is close to her heart
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer-composer Payal Dev is back with her latest single titled 'Dil lauta do'. Payal has not only composed the song but also lent her vocals to it together with Jubin Nautiyal.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Japan imposes state of emergency in 4 more areas
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) A state of emergency was on Monday imposed in Japan's Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Osaka prefectures, joining Tokyo and Okinawa, due to a resurgence in new Covid-19 cases.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
UP man held for flinging infant to death
Bijnor (UP), Aug 2 (IANS) An inebriated man flung his eight-month-old daughter to death following a spat with his wife.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Doctors, nurses get online training for child Covid care
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Association of Pediatrics (IAP), Tamil Nadu chapter in association with the state health department has trained nurses and doctors to manage Covid-19 in children. The training was conducted online.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Former UP minister booked as he was to marry for 6th time
Agra (UP), Aug 2 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh minister, Chaudhary Bashir, has been booked by his wife Nagma for preparing to marry for the sixth time.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Olympics: Spain's Gasol looking for 'something special' against USA
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Spain power forward Pau Gasol says Tuesday's Olympic men's basketball quarterfinal against the USA is the chance for the Spanish to "do something historic" as they continue their quest for an Olympic medal.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Egret's life lesson: Be patient and respect your instinct
New Delhi, Aug 2: Monsoon is here and Everything is so green and fresh. Earth seems much more beautiful, and lively. Amidst this greenery, imagine slender birds with orangish -- golden plumes on the back, breast and crown with a bright red bill -- all this dressing up is for pairing and breeding. So much so, that bill colour change happens for the short three-four days pairing period!
2021-08-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul to hold breakfast meet on Tuesday to discuss joint oppn strategy
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will meet the leaders of the opposition parties at breakfast on Tuesday morning to discuss joint strategy for the ongoing monsoon session of the parliament to corner the government on people centric issues.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global investors waiting to pour in money in Africa to firewall China
New Delhi, Aug 2: After a tepid inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) into Africa in 2020 amid the Covid-19, investors are once again warming up to the continent. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), FDI flows into Africa declined by 16 per cent in 2020 to $40 billion, from $47 billion in 2019.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Normal rainfall likely in Aug-Sep across nation: IMD
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Rainfall over the country as a whole during the second half (August to September period) South-West monsoon season is most likely to be normal with a tendency to be on the positive side of the normal.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No decision yet over annual military drills with US: Seoul
Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) South Korea's Defence Ministry said on Monday that no decision had been made yet over the joint annual military exercise with the US this year.
2021-08-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Belong to both states', CJI indicates opting out of Krishna river case
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday indicated he would not hear the plea by the Andhra Pradesh government alleging that the Telangana government has deprived it of its legitimate share of water for drinking and irrigation purposes and termed it "unconstitutional and illegal".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bench strength in pace bowling augurs well for India: Lee
D0ubai, Aug 2 (IANS) India's bench-strength in fast bowling will help in smooth transformation once the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami retire and help the country do well in Test cricket for the next 10, 15 of even 20 years, said former Australian pace bowler Brett Lee.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Dubail,Sports,Cricket
Bihar ex-MLA's son shot in Banka
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) A former Rashtrya Janata Dal MLA's son came under attack in Bihar's Banka district, an official said.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Noted South Indian singer Kalyani Menon passes away
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Noted South Indian singer, Kalyani Menon passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Monday at the age of 80.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Southern Cinema
Physical triage made mandatory for Covid patients in K'taka
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Taking serious note of about 400 to 600 Covid cases being reported every day in Bengaluru in Karnataka, the government has made mandatory to take up physical triage of all Covid patients.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
US, Caribbean emerging as new hotspots for crude oil imports by India
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The US and Caribbean are emerging as new hotspots for crude oil imports by India as the country looks at newer markets to diversify its energy sourcing basket and insulate itself from pricing and supply shocks.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC refuses to entertain rape victim's plea to marry tormentor priest
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea by former Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery seeking interim bail to marry a girl, who he raped and impregnated when she was a minor. The rape survivor from Kerala had also moved the top court seeking permission to marry Vadakkumchery.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Afghan VP continues unabated Pakistan slamming
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Afghanistan's First Vice President, Amrullah Saleh is clearly the pre-eminent face of the country's leadership who is not mincing words against Pakistan and its leadership in fomenting trouble.
2021-08-02
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Through pain & poverty, hockey captain Rani kept dreaming of donning India colours
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal's determination not to give an inch till the last minute of every single game she has played for the country perhaps comes from her upbringing in a poverty-stricken family, which couldnt even afford two square meals a day. She had to drink milk diluted with copious amount of water to meet her nutritional requirements.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Samsung sets up NextGen AI-ML lab in K'taka varsity
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Samsung has set up a world-class artificial intelligence, machine learning and data engineering lab at the KLE Technological University in Karnataka's Hubballi, the company said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Science/Tech,Technology,Education
Olympics hockey: Indian women make historic entry into semis, to meet Argentina next (2nd lead)
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Taking inspiration from the men's team that got into the medal rounds after a gap of four decades, Indian women scripted a historic moment of their own by making a maiden entry into the semifinals of the Olympics hockey tournament here on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Proposal to change name of UP's Firozabad to Chandra Nagar
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The newly elected Zila Parishad of Firozabad has moved a proposal to change the name of the district to Chandra Nagar.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Taliban has changed since 20 yrs ago, more cruel now: Ghani
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) In remarks amid the escalating violence in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani has said that the Taliban has changed since 20 years ago, adding that the turnaround has "been negative" and the group is more "cruel" now.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'1 in 3 Indian PC home users at high risk of cyber attack risk'
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Nearly one third (28.22 per cent) of PC home users in India are at high risk of cyber attacks, according to a report by digital security and privacy provider Avast.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
President Kovind arrives in Chennai for 5-day TN visit
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Monday arrived in Chennai on a five-day visit to Tamil Nadu. He was received at the Chennai airport by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, Tamil Nadu Chief secretary V. Irai Anbu, Director General of State Police Saylendra Babu, and other officials.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Raghu Vamsi bags Boeing contract, to set up $15M facility in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Hyderabad-based aerospace firm Raghu Vamsi on Monday announced that it has won a contract with Boeing to manufacture and supply precision components.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
Kerala traders lose patience, all set to open from Aug 9
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) The powerful body of the traders -- Kerala Vyapari Vywasayi Ekopana Samithi on Monday said that they are going to open their shops from August 9.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Red notice for suspect accused of trying to attack Colombian Prez
Bogota, Aug 2 (IANS) The Interpol office in Colombia has issued a "red notice" for Javier Veloza, leader of a dissident guerrilla group, accused of ordering an attack against President Ivan Duque, a top police official said here.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Reliance Foundation, BMC to give 300K jabs to poor in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Reliance Foundation and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will provide 300,000 (3-Lakh) Covid-19 vaccine doses to poor communities in 50 Mumbai slums, an official said here on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
2 held for killing palm civet cats in Dudhwa
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) A forest patrol team has arrested three poachers who were trying to sneak out of the Mailani range of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve with two carcasses of palm civet cats that they had allegedly killed.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Chaukori: A paradise-like experience for nature lovers
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) Nestled in the lofty peaks of the Himalayas with jaw-dropping views of majestic Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and the Panchachuli peaks, this hill station of Pithoragarh district can spellbound any soul to stay there forever. Indeed it is one of those special places that can immerse one into the relish of nature. Surrounded by the wonderful hills with the gurgling sound of the river and the thick vegetation of the vast Himalayas, Chaukori is an ideal destination for nature and travel enthusiasts.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Surefire ways of approaching women on dating apps
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) One day, you finally decide to turn things around in your life and download that dating app. You thought of meeting someone new and imagined going on a date, bringing them a bunch of roses, having dinner and wine and spending the evening as a scene pulled from a Bollywood film. But, are you afraid of approaching girls on dating apps? Wondering what to say and how to go from there?
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Lung cancer: Know the things that matter
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) Lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In India, alone, lung cancer accounts for a majority cancer burden, with 1 in 68 males falling victim to it. Moreover, several sources state that around 80 per cent of lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Having said that, medical science and the healthcare fraternity has done a lot of progress to reduce the burden of lung cancer and to save as many lives as possible.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Before you use a new skincare product
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) Starting something new is always exciting, be it a new diet plan, workout routine or skincare. During the pandemic, skincare regimes and trying out different products has become a go-to wellbeing routine for many. Skincare is not a 'one-size fits all' proposition as everyone's skin is unique and responds to every product differently. While a product might work wonders on a friend's skin, it might not have a similar effect on your skin type, that only means, that product is not for your skin type and you need to try more, says Ghazal Alagh, Co-Founder, The Derma Co.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Pyongyang urges cancellation US-S.Korea military drills
Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) North Korea has urged South Korea to cancel its regular joint military exercises with the US, saying that a Pyongyang-Seoul leader-level summit remains unlikely in the short term, state media reported on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Afghan watchdog reports 80% spike in civilian casualties
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said that 1,677 civilians were killed and 3,644 others injured in the first six months of this year, marking an 80 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2020.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Prateik Babbar on his 'game changer' project
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Prateik Babbar, who has been in the Hindi film industry for over a decade now, says that his film 'Dhobi Ghat' which released in 2011, has been a prominent game changer for him.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
As Covid rages, Keralaite's entry to TN & K'taka gets tough
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Starting Monday, all those entering Tamil Nadu and Karnataka from Kerala especially at the Walayar border and Thalapadi border in these two states are finding it tough to cross the borders, after the respective state police have made a negative RT-PCR test mandatory for people travelling from Kerala.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
The worrisome Chinese space programme (Opinion)
Most countries around the world whether big or small, developed or developing, pursue a space programme of their own or in collaboration with advanced countries. Most aspects of these programmes are in the public domain and are targeted towards scientific and human advancement.
2021-08-02
Category: International, India,Opinion/Commentary
Opposition forces second adjournment in RS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The opposition forced second adjournment on Monday in the upper house of the parliament on Pegasus controversy and farmers issue. The opposition demanded discussion on the snooping row.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modern-day slavery very prevalent in society, we don't address it often: Onir
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Onir is one of the jury members of the short film section of the upcoming Indian Film Festival of Melbourne along with Bollywood actress Richa Chadha.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mind crunching with 6 top-notch CFOs to unravel their successes (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has traditionally been seen as a serious, introverted bean counter but a new book reveals the unconventional ways in which six of these top notchers have shaped their careers and the role they played in the 100x growth of their organisations.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
realme's DIZO brand launches its first affordable smartwatch
New Delhi, Aug 2 (Ians) DIZO, a brand under smartphone company realme, on Monday unveiled its first affordable smartwatch for Rs 3,499, that will be sold on Flipkart at a special price of Rs 2,999 starting August 6.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Skincare tips to follow during rainy season
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANSlife) Monsoon is a welcome change after the scorching summer heat but it comes with its own set of challenges. Increased humidity causes breakouts, dullness, and greasiness on one's skin. Increased use of face masks to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus also leads to moisture being trapped under the mask thus giving way to acne-causing bacteria and fungal infections.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Sighting vax team signals Odisha tribals to run into forests
Bhubaneswar, Aug 2 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Orda, a tribal village under Gobara panchayat in Cuttack district is untraceable on any digital device. Neither Google Maps nor any other search engine could tell you where exactly the village is. Last month, when a health department team reached Orda to inoculate the villagers, many fled into the bordering forests to avoid the Covid-19 vaccination doses.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Covid shadow: Auto Expo 2022 postponed
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The prevailing threat of a third Covid wave has led to postponement of Auto Expo 2022.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Ending Israeli settlement important step for trust-building'
Ramallah, Aug 2 (IANS) Ending Israeli settlement in the Palestinian territories, mainly in East Jerusalem, is an important step for trust-building with the Jewish state, a senior official said here.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
EVTRIC Motors launches 2 slow-speed electric scooters in India
Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) Automotive start-up EVTRIC Motors on Monday launched its first electric scooters in the slow-speed category -- EVTRIC AXIS and EVTRIC RIDE -- for Rs 64,994 and Rs 67,996, respectively.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Technology
After Zomato, SoftBank backed Policybazaar to keep market pulse racing with its IPO
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Online insurance marketplace Policybazaar has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the Securities Exchange Board of India for an initial public offering to raise Rs 6,017.50 crore from the market.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Italian region reports 'powerful hacker attack' of health network
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) The Italian region of Lazio reported that its online health system network, including its Covid-19 vaccine network and the Health Lazio portal, has been deactivated after what it called "a powerful hacker attack".
2021-08-02
Category: International, Italy,Politics
K'taka pvt hospitals, labs warned for not updating Covid results
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in Karnataka has directed the private hospitals and laboratories to share the reports of Covid positive patients to BBMP and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) before it is being given to the patients.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
California wildfire burns over 244,000 acres
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) The Dixie Fire in Northern California which erupted on July 14, has burned more than 244,000 acres of land so far, according to state officials.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Healthy sales, tax data buoy indices; realty stocks' gain (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Hopes of faster economic rebound, along with, healthy auto sales data and GST collections lifted India's equity markets during the pre-noon trade session on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Punjab CM greets women's hockey team for making history
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated the Indian women's hockey team for making history and reaching the semi-finals of the Olympics 2020.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Ready to take vow in temple: Andhra BJP leader on corruption allegations
Amaravati, Aug 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary S. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy on Monday said that he never indulged in corruption in his political life and threw a challenge to ruling party legislator Rachamallu Siva Prasad Reddy to prove it.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rain wipes out third West Indies-Pak T20I; visitors lead series 1-0
Providence (Guyana), Aug 2 (IANS) Heavy rain played spoilsport in the third T20I between West Indies and Pakistan, leaving the hosts needing a victory in the final match of the series to draw the campaign.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Cricket
France eyes 50mn foreign tourists in 2021
Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) France hopes to see 50 million foreign holidaymakers in 2021, a 43 per cent increase from last year, thanks to a rebound in the European markets, Minister of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, France,Politics
SC issues notice to states/UTs on scrapped section 66A of IT Act
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to all state governments and union territories (UTs) on a plea complaining that people were being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, which has been quashed by the top court.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Growth Rebound: India's July manufacturing output zooms, says PMI
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector output accelerated to the strongest growth rate in three months during July.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Raw materials shortage delays Gaza reconstruction: UNRWA
Gaza, Aug 2 (IANS) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) warned that a shortage of raw materials is delaying the reconstruction in the Gaza Strip.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
US sees rise in respiratory virus, Delta infections among children
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Besides the surging cases of infections from the Delta variant, the US is also seeing a rise in cases of a respiratory virus known as respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a highly contagious, flu-like illness, that is typically more likely to affect children and older adults, according to media reports.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Aishwary & Sanjeev fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian rifle shooting duo of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput failed to reach the final of the mens 50m rifle 3 positions at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' to get theatrical release on Aug 6
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) 'Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard', the sequel to the successful 'Hitman's Bodyguard' starring Ryan Reynolds and Salma Hayek, is all set to have its theatrical release on August 6 in India.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
KJo reveals his biggest fear
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is all set to host 'Bigg Boss OTT', has shared his biggest fear. He says staying away from his children Roohi and Yash is his "biggest FOMO".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vaani Kapoor says decision to work with Akshay Kumar was a 'no brainer'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Vaani Kapoor is thrilled that she got the opportunity to work opposite Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film 'Bell Bottom', a film in which she has a small but impactful role.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Selja's quick visit to Jaipur triggers fresh speculations
Jaipur, Aug 2 (IANS) Haryana state Congress president Kumari Selja, on Sunday night, made a silent and surprise visit to Jaipur, went to Chief Minister's residence, had a long discussion with Ashok Gehlot and then she quickly returned back to Delhi on Monday morning.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
US blames Iran for tanker attack, prepares for response
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The US has blamed Iran for carrying out last week's deadly drone attack on an oil tanker in the north Arabian Sea, saying "an appropriate response" is forthcoming.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel has eased some restrictions: Gaza residents
Gaza, Aug 2 (IANS) Residents of the Gaza Strip said Israel has eased some restrictions on the blockaded enclave by expanding the allowed fishing zone and granting entry access to some imported goods.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
RS congratulates PV Sindhu for winning Olympic medal
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Monday congratulated P.V. Sindhu for winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google won't let users sign in on old Android devices from Sep 27
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Google will no longer allow sign-in on Android devices that run Android 2.3.7 or lower starting September 27.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Over 41,134 new Covid cases, 424 deaths in India in 24 hrs
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India on Monday reported 41,134 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 424 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hiba Nawab explores her mischievous side with 'Jijaji Chhat Par Koii Hai'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Hiba Nawab is having a gala time playing the characters of CP Sharma and the ghost in "'Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Hai". The role has encouraged her to explore her mischievous side.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
4 suspected drones spotted in J&K's Samba district
Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) Four flying objects suspected to be drones were spotted in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, said police.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tecno POVA 2 with massive 7000mAH battery launched at just Rs 10,999
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand, on Monday announced the launch of POVA 2 with a massive 7000mAh battery from its premium POVA Series, that is aimed at providing incredible power and speed to the consumers at a competitive price point.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Somalia calls for urgent humanitarian assistance
Mogadishu, Aug 2 (IANS) Somalia has appealed to the international community to provide urgent lifesaving assistance to 5.9 million people who require humanitarian aid in 2021.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Somalia,Politics
Twist in tale: 'Hostage' says she is married to abductor
Moradabad (UP), Aug 2 (IANS) In a surprising turn of events, a girl who was alleged to have been 'kidnapped' by a Muslim youth and five others, took to social media to refute the charges and declared she has been married to the youth "of her own free will".
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Zambian Prez deploys army to curb violence before polls
Lusaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Zambian President Edgar Lungu has allowed the deployment of the army and other forces in an effort to help the police in containing violence that has marred the run-up to the general elections.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Zambia,Politics
Israeli cabinet discusses state budget after 3-yr deadlock
Tel Aviv, Aug 2 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet has kicked off discussions on the state budget, after more than three years amid a political deadlock.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
This Haiderpur wetland guide has spread his wings
New Delhi/Bijnor, Aug 2 (IANS) Till a little more than a year ago, Ashish Gujjar was just another youth among the many unemployed from a 'kasba' Kasampur Khola near the Haiderpur Wetland, 10 kilometres from Bijnor. Now the flocks of migratory birds at the wetland that were once part of his growing years, helps him earn a decent livelihood.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
No change in petrol, diesel prices for 16 straight days
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The oil marketing companies (OMCs) continued to pause fuel price revision for the sixteenth consecutive day on Monday, the longest period in weeks, as wait and watch continues amidst rising global crude prices.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Olympics hockey: Indian women make historic entry into semifinals (Ld)
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) Taking inspiration from the men's team that got into the medal rounds after a gap of four decades, Indian women's hockey scripted a historic moment of their own by making their maiden entry into the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid memorial park to come up in Chennai
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation is setting up a memorial park here in remembrance of those who had died due to Covid.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Wildfires rage across Turkish resort towns, force evacuations
Ankara, Aug 2 (IANS) Forest fires continued to rage across Turkey's south and southwestern coastal resort towns, forcing evacuations of several villages and tourism facilities.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Kerala Oppn stages disciplined protest against Sivankutty
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) In what is seen as a departure from the past, the Congress led opposition in Kerala on Monday staged a disciplined protest on the floor of the assembly demanding the resignation of State Education Minister V. Sivankutty.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Over 1.8mn people vaccinated against Covid in Myanmar
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 2 (IANS) Myanmar has vaccinated over 1.8 million people against Covid-19 as of July 21 this year, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said in a televised statement.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
Covid cases rise in TN, govt swings into action
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department has swung into action following a slight increase in the number of fresh Covid cases.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
realme to export 'make in India' smartphones to Nepal in Q3
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Monday said it will export 'make in India' smartphones to Nepal from the ongoing third quarter, as the fastest-growing company aims to be among the top 2 smartphone brands in the neighbouring country by 2022.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Israeli PM blames Iran for drone attack on oil tanker
Tel Aviv, Aug 2 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has blamed Iran for carrying out the deadly drone attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman last week.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Positive global cues, hopes of healthy Q1 lift indices
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Positive global cues from Asian indices along with domestic hopes of more healthy quarterly results lifted India's equity markets during the morning trade session on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Prez Kovind on 5-day TN trip, to attend Assembly centenary celebrations
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Monday for a five-day trip to attend various programmes, including the centenary celebrations of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Olympics: Dutee clocks 23.85 sec, finishes 38th out of 41 athletes in 200m
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) India's top woman sprinter Dutee Chand failed to advance in 200 metres, finishing last in her heat at the Tokyo Olympics, clocking 23.85 seconds to ends seventh. Her personal best in 200m is 23.00 seconds, set at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Cambodia stops offshore oil extraction: PM
Phnom Penh, Aug 2 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the kingdom's first-ever oil extraction had come to a full stop after Singapore-based oil and gas firm KrisEnergy filed for liquidation.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
K'taka lays down rules for travellers from Kerala, Maharashtra
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) The Karnataka government has started taking stringent measures to deal with the Covid threat in the state from Monday onwards. Special teams have been formed to ensure proper surveillance on travellers coming from Kerala and Maharashtra into the state especially to Bengaluru.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Wildfire in Greece injures 16 people
Athens, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 16 people were injured and dozens of houses destroyed as a forest fire ripped through Greece's Achaea region, according to authorities.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Adivi Sesh opens up on what commercial success means to him
Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Adivi Sesh is neck deep in finishing the shoot of his upcoming bilingual film "Major". The actor, who has so far had a string of commercial successes with "Kshanam", "Evaru" and "Goodachari" feels money matters of any film are important to a certain extent.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Southern Cinema
Olympics: India beat Australia 1-0, storm into women's hockey semifinals
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team made history on Monday as it stormed into the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
RT-PCR negative certificate must for travellers from Kerala to TN
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has made a negative RT-PCR test mandatory for people travelling to the state from Kerala. This will be made effective from August 5 onwards.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Senior Yemeni security official ambushed, 2 bodyguards killed
Sanaa, Aug 2 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen ambushed the motorcade of a senior security official in Yemen's southern province of Abyan, resulting in the killing of two bodyguards, a government official said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Kuwait starts receiving vaccinated expats
Kuwait City, Aug 2 (IANS) The Kuwait Airport has started receiving expatriates who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 after months of an entry ban imposed in the wake of the pandemic.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Jack Dorsey-run Square to acquire Afterpay for $29 bn
San Francisco, Aug 2 (IANS) Financial payments services firm Square, run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has announced to acquire Australian company Afterpay for $29 billion in an all-stock deal.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Oppn to step up attack on Pegasus snooping issue
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The opposition on Monday gave notices of suspension in the Rajya Sabha and adjournment in the Lok Sabha on the Pegasus snooping issue.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
AU sings MoU with IndUS Setu Global Foundation
Prayagraj, Aug 2 (IANS) The Allahabad University (AU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the IndUS Setu Global Foundation at Stanford University for mutual collaboration in various fields.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Kia launches 1st all-electric EV sedan, starts from $40K
Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) Kia, South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, on Monday launched an all-electric EV6 sedan in the domestic market ahead of its overseas launches later this year.
2021-08-02
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Matt Damon stopped using 'homophobic' slur because of daughter
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Oscar winning actor Matt Damon has revealed that he stopped using "homphobic slur" only after his daughter told him that it was not only wrong but also "dangerous".
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Blake Lively credits 'restaurant' for kickstarting romance with Ryan Reynolds
Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively, who has been married to actor Ryan Reynolds since 2012, has shared that their relationship began after a date night at a Japanese restaurant.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung ranks No 5 in Chromebook market in Q2: Report
Seoul, Aug 2 (IANS) Samsung Electronics was the world's fifth-largest vendor of Chromebooks in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Monday, as the South Korean tech giant aims to expand its presence in the portable PC market amid the pandemic.
2021-08-02
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Yemen army recaptures strategic mountains
Sanaa, Aug 2 (IANS) Following days of deadly fighting, the Yemen army has recaptured a chain of strategic mountains near the southeastern tips of the Houthi-held capital Sanaa, a military source said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
K'taka cabinet expansion: CM Bommai to meet Nadda in Delhi
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is likely to get consent for cabinet expansion after meeting the party Chief J.P. Nadda on Monday. Bommai is scheduled to meet Nadda in the first half of the morning hours.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Hundred side London Spirit coach Shane Warne tests Covid-positive, isolates
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Australian spin-bowling legend Shane Warne has tested positive for COVID-19 during his coaching stint with Lord's-based London Spirit side, which is playing in the inaugural England's limited-overs competition The Hundred.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
5-yr fishing ban begins in parts of China's Yellow River
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Authorities in China's Qinghai province have initiated a five-year fishing ban in parts of the Yellow River and its tributaries.
2021-08-02
Category: International, China,Politics
UP: Partially eaten body of another infant found
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) Another partially eaten body of a nine-month-old baby girl has been found near a pond on the outskirts of the Mauzamabad village in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Labourer injured in tiger attack in UP
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) In yet another incident of a tiger attack, a young labourer has been critically injured.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
UP boy writes exam with toes, gets 70% marks
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) He wrote his examinations with his feet and scored 70 per cent marks in Class 12.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
16 suspects under scanner in UP's Kanpur
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 2 (IANS) The Kanpur police have identified 16 suspected Rohingyas/ Bangladeshis living in various places in the city.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP reports 36 new Covid cases in 24 hours
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Only 36 new Covid cases have been registered in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours with 52 districts reporting not even a single case of Covid.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cattle-lifter bear on prowl in J&K's Ganderbal
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) A cattle-lifter bear was on prowl on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir Ganderbal district throwing villagers into a tailspin.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Covid disproportionately affects people of colour in US: Poll
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people of colour in the US, a new poll has revealed.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chinese shuttler Chen Yufei wins Olympic women's singles gold
Tokyo, Aug 2 (IANS) China's top seed Chen Yufei defeated Chinese Taipei's world No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying 2-1 in the badminton women's singles final at the Tokyo Olympics here.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Hamilton retakes F1 lead as Ocon takes shock Hungarian GP win
Hungaroring (Hungary), Aug 2 (IANS) Esteban Ocon took a shock maiden Formula 1 win in a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton recovered from last to finish third and retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen, who was caught up in a lap 1 melee that eliminated several drivers.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Hungary,Sports,Motorsports
Chinese province reports 40 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Jiangsu province has reported 40 new locally transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases amid an ongoing resurgence, the local health commission said on Monday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 198.2 mn
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 198.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.22 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.11 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Government must have a dialogue with J&K women: Ashish Kaul
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Stressing that it is always women who are impacted first in face of terrorism and other disturbances, author and filmmaker Ashish Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit, who has been conferred with the 'Man of Excellence award by the Indian Achievers Forum , feels it is high time that the government initiates a direct dialogue with the women of Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Edtech firm Unacademy raises $440 mn, now valued at $3.44 bn
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Online learning platform Unacademy on Monday said it has raised $440 million in a funding round led by Temasek, at a valuation of $3.44 billion.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Cuba registers new daily records for cases, deaths from Covid-19
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS) Cuba on Sunday set a new daily record of 9,747 cases and 87 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 394,343 and the death toll to 2,845.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 killed in clashes in Beirut: Report
Beirut, Aug 2 (IANS) Five people were killed and over 10 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed clash between supporters of Hezbollah and a rival faction in Khaldeh at the southern entrance of Beirut, al-Jadeed local TV channel reported.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UP Shia clerics up in arms over Muhurram guidelines
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Shia clerics are up in arms over the Muharram guidelines issued by the UP police.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Opinion/Commentary,Religion,Defence/Security
Thailand's Covid-19 tally tops 600,000, tighter curbs extended
Bangkok, Aug 2 (IANS) Thailand announced on Sunday to extend tighter pandemic control measures in the capital Bangkok and other worst-hit regions possibly till the end of August to contain the worst-ever wave of the outbreak, which has brought its total case tally to top 600,000.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia adds 22,804 Covid-19 infections
Moscow, Aug 2 (IANS) Russia confirmed 22,804 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,288,677, the official monitoring and response centre said on Sunday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran reports 32,511 new Covid-19 cases, 3,903,519 in total
Tehran, Aug 2 (IANS) Iran on Sunday reported 32,511 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,903,519.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lebanon registers 1,147 new Covid-19 cases, 562,527 in total
Beirut, Aug 2 (IANS) Lebanon registered on Sunday 1,147 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number to 562,527, the National News Agency reported.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cambodia receives another batch of Sinopharm vaccine
Phnom Penh, Aug 2 (IANS) A plane carrying a new batch of China-donated Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine touched down in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Sunday, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine,Politics
632 new Covid-19 cases reported in Fiji
Suva, Aug 2 (IANS) Fiji has reported 632 new cases of Covid-19 for the last 24 hours and two more deaths, according to permanent secretary for Health James Fong on Sunday.
2021-08-02
Category: International, Fiji,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vietnam reports 8,620 new Covid-19 cases, 154,306 in total
Hanoi, Aug 2 (IANS) Vietnam recorded 8,620 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, including 8,597 locally transmitted and 23 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.
2021-08-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka again
Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Reversing the declining trend, 1,875 new Covid cases outnumbered 1,502 recoveries in Karnataka, with Dakshina Kannada district surpassing Bengaluru in more cases, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
2021-08-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
South Western Railway transports 14mn tonnes freight
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) transported a record 14 million tonnes of essential freight, including cement, coal, iron ore, and fertilisers from April to July of this fiscal, a zonal official said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Need mitigative steps to save livestock from cyclones: Experts
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Two months after the 'extremely severe cyclonic storm', cyclone Tauktae ravaged several districts in Gujarat, experts have suggested building 'pucca' structures for 'gaushalas' should be taken up as a mitigative exercise on institutional level for saving cows and other live stocks during cyclones, frequency for which is set to increase due to climate change.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Bangabandhu assassination plot perpetrators will be unmasked: Hasina
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the perpetrators behind the conspiracy to assassinate Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, would be unmasked someday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Buzz on social media that Pak nationals waging war against Afghanistan
New Delhi/Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Social media is abuzz with reports of 50 Pakistanis who went to fight as part of Taliban and have been killed.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Manpreet's team has brought hockey back in limelight'
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) India's entry in the men's hockey semi-finals at the Olympic Games has provided succour to all those players who had attempted but had failed in the pursuit for more than four decades, said Moscow Olympic gold medal winner Merwyn Fernandes on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Indo-Bangla Chilahati-Haldibari rail link resumes after 56 years
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) After 56 years, India and Bangladeshi freight trains have restarted operations on the Chilahati-Haldibari route, with the first stone-laden freight train from India's Damdim station entering Bangladesh on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
KCR rewards Kaushik Reddy with MLC seat
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Telangana cabinet on Sunday decided to nominate P. Kaushik Reddy to the state Legislative Council, barely 10 days after he joined the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
India at Olympics: Look out for Kamalpreet, women's hockey team on Monday
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Monday, August 2.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Olympics: Italian and Qatari say no to jump-off, share high jump gold
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The men's high jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics was on Sunday shared by an Italian and Qatari athlete, both deciding not to participate in a tie-breaking jump-off after they cleared the same height.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tollywood celebrities hail 'tigress' PV Sindhu
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) It is a proud day for India as PV Sindhu on Sunday won bronze medal in badminton at the Tokyo Olympics. While congratulations have poured in from all parts of the country, in her hometown Hyderabad, people are beaming with pride. Tollywood celebrities from Hyderabad didn't hold back from expressing their joy.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Sports
Italian job: Jacobs the surprise winner of men's Olympics 100m dash
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Italy's Marcell Jacobs on Sunday produced the performance of a lifetime to win the men's 100m final of the Olympic Games, shocking the pre-race favourites. The USA-born Italian, racing from lane three, dipped at the line in a time of 9.80 seconds in a new national record at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Auto makers register rise in July sales courtesy low base effect
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Automobile companies registered an increase in their sales for July 2021 on a year-on-year basis, largely on the back of lower sales in July 2020 when the country was significantly hit by the first wave of Covid-19 and several parts were still under lockdown.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP to launch rival event to Nitish Kumar's Janata Darbar
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) In a bid to match Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's 'Janata Darbar', the BJP also decided to organise 'Sahyog Karyakram' (Cooperation Programme) in the party's Patna office from Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Delhi reports 85 new Covid cases, 1 death
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Delhi has reported 85 new Covid cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the Health Department said on Sunday, adding the positivity rate now stands at 0.12 per cent.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boxer Satish fought despite serious injury, says BFI president
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar, who lost to world No 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the mens super-heavyweight boxing, played with a serious injury with 13 stitches above his eye and on his chin, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) president, Ajay Singh revealed on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Olympic Hockey: Tortuous road to the first semi-final in 49 years (ld)
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Has Head Coach Graham Reid transformed the Indian men's hockey team? We will know all about it when it takes on Belgium in its first semi-final outing in an Olympics since Munich 1972.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Olympic Hockey: Tortuous road to the first semi-final in 49 years
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Has Head Coach Graham Reid transformed the Indian men's hockey team? We will know all about it when it takes on Belgium in its first semi-final outing in an Olympics since Munich 1972.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Border clash: Mizoram to 'relook' FIR against Assam CM
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) The Mizoram government on Sunday said that it is considering withdrawing the FIR lodged against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in connection with the July 26 border clash that left six Assam Police personnel dead and scores of others injured.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Olympics: Italian records surprise win in men's 100m race
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs stunned the athletics world when he pipped Fred Kerley of the United States and Andre De Grasse of Canada to win the Olympic mens 100m sprint gold medal here on Sunday. Jacobs timed 9.80 seconds, Kerley 9.84 and De Grasse 9.89.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Olympic Hockey: Tortuous road to the first semi-final in 49 years
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Has Head Coach Graham Reid transformed the Indian men's hockey team? We will know all about it when it takes on Belgium in its first semi-final outing in an Olympics since Munich 1972.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
India takes over UNSC presidency with pledge to work for humanity, focus on terror
United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) India took over the presidency of the Security Council on Sunday with a pledge to work for entire humanity while bringing a focus to the challenges of terrorism.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Gopichand congratulates 'awesome' Sindhu
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has congratulated star shuttler P.V. Sindhu on winning the bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Badminton ace PV Sindhu's legend keeps growing (Profile)
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The agony of failing to make the Olympics final, which PV Sindhu was expected to reach after all the titles she had won in the lead-up to Tokyo, was somewhat soothed on Sunday after she won bronze and became only the second Indian after wrestler Sushil Kumar -- and the first woman -- to earn two Olympic medals.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Over 49 cr vaccine doses given to states, 3 cr still unutilised: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Asserting its commitment to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of Covid-19 vaccination throughout the country, the Centre on Sunday said that over 49.49 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far and a further 8,04,220 are in the pipeline.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bommai congratulates Sindhu for winning bronze
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday congratulated ace shuttler, P.V. Sindhu who won the bronze medal, and Indian men's hockey team that qualified for the semi final match at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Sports
Another Congress MLA in Assam joins BJP
Guwahati, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time Assam Congress MLA, Sushanta Borgohain, who quit the party on Friday, joined the ruling BJP on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Parsis -- an insider's gaze
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Several years back, when she decided to go on a pilgrimage to Parsi sites including Sanjan, Navsari and Udavada, someone asked her where her family was from. Considering Coomi Kapoor had grown up in Mumbai, she had no answer.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National
President, PM congratulate Sindhu for winning bronze in Tokyo
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated P.V. Sindhu for winning the bronze medal in badminton at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton,Politics
Jr Boxing Championships: Haryana girls clinch 10 gold medals
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Haryana boxers produced remarkable performances to conclude their campaign with 10 gold medals at the Junior Girls National Championships at the Delhi Public School in Sonipat on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sindhu's parents overjoyed, proud on Olympic glory
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) It was time for celebrations at the residence of India's star shuttler P.V. Sindu on Sunday as she clinched the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Badminton
Afghan MPs accuse Army chief of settling scores with commanders
New Delhi/Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Findings by a parliamentary committee indicate that the newly appointed chief of army staff for Afghanistan, Gen. Wali Ahmadzai, has been focusing on rivalries with corps commanders instead of managing the fight against the Taliban, as per local media reports.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh bullish ahead of T20I series against Australia
Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bangladesh cricket team has not played Australia a lot in any form of cricket so it is looking with a lot of interest at the first-ever Twenty20 International series between the two teams, hoping for a boost ahead of the T20 World Cup.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Ecuadorian weightlifter Barrera captures Oly gold by huge margin
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera of Ecuador dominated the women's 76kg classification at the Olympic Games on Sunday, winning gold by a huge margin of 14kg, ahead of American Katherine Nye.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Lakshadweep to develop high-end eco-tourism projects
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) The Lakshadweep administration is engaged in the development of high-end eco-tourism projects at Kadamat, Suheli, and Minicoy Islands, officials said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Xiao takes 3rd medal on Day 1 of individual gymnastics
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) On the first day of individual gymnastics events at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, four gold medals went to athletes from four different countries while China's Xiao Ruoteng bagged his third medal.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Russia reports 22,804 new Covid infections
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Russia confirmed 22,804 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,288,677, the official monitoring and response centre said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Had to switch off my emotions for this one match: Sindhu
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu said that she had to switch off her emotions to do well in the bronze-medal match against He Bingjiao on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Indian Army, Chinese PLA set up hotline to enhance mutual trust
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) have established a hotline in the North Sikkim region on Sunday to avoid any kind of skirmishes along the Line of Actual Control.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Tata Motors' domestic sales in July at 51,981 units
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Tata Motors sold 51,981 units last month, compared to 27,711 units during July 2020.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
All stranded people rescued in Himachal, CM deploys new chopper
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) All 194 people, including women and children, stranded in the Himalayan heights of Himachal Pradesh for five days after roads closed down due to flash floods were rescued on Sunday, both by air and road, officials said.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Sindhu's feat rare, will inspire next generation: Abhinav Bindra
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's only individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games, rifle marksman Abhinav Bindra complimented badminton player PV Sindhu on her achievement of becoming the first woman sportsperson from the country to win two Olympic medals, saying it was a "rare" accomplishment and that the "next generation of athletes are lucky to have a role model like her".
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Global spike in Covid cases may lead to dangerous variants
London, Aug 1 (IANS) The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Pulse oximeters work less well on darker skin: NHS England
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Pulse oximeters used extensively during the coronavirus pandemic to detect falls in oxygen levels in Covid patients, work less well in people with darker skin, warned experts from NHS England and medicines regulator the MHRA.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Olympic hockey: Brilliant India secure semifinal berth after four decades, to take on Belgium
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) With a brilliant performance from a young team that lived like a family during the pandemic and played as a single unit in Tokyo, India made it to the medal round of the Olympic Games men's hockey tournament after a gap of 41 years, beating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarterfinals on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Telangana, Andhra CMs congratulate Sindhu for winning bronze
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday congratulated star shuttler P.V. Sindhu for winning bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
145 new Covid cases, 109 recoveries, 1 death in J&K
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) New Covid cases continued to outnumber recoveries in J&K on Sunday with 145 new cases, 109 recoveries and one death reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Bommai leaves for Delhi amid speculation, lobbying over new cabinet
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday evening left for New Delhi to discuss his cabinet expansion plans with the BJP high command on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Assam-Mizoram border row: Shah speaks to chief ministers
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram and requested them to resolve the inter-state border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PV Sindhu beats He Bingjiao to win women's singles bronze (Ld)
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the women's singles bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday defeating China's He Bingjiao 21-13, 21-15 at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza to add a second medal to India's tally at the Games.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
YouTube bans Sky News Australia for a week over Covid misinformation
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has restrained Sky News Australia from uploading new videos or live streams for a week over spreading of misinformation on Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Media
Egyptian army kills 89 extremists in North Sinai
Cairo, Aug 1 (IANS) The Egyptian Army said on Sunday that it has recently killed 89 "highly dangerous extremists" in the country's North Sinai province.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Egypt,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rahul Gandhi congratulates PV Sindhu for winning bronze
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday congratulated shuttler PV Sindhu for winning the bronze medal in the women's singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports
Bommai meets ex-PM Deve Gowda, seeks blessings
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday met former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda whom he considers his "political mentor" and sought his blessings.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Iran dismisses Israel's accusations about oil tanker attack
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Iran's spokesman of the foreign ministry on Sunday dismissed Israel's allegations about a recent attack on an oil tanker managed by an Israeli-owned company in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Oman.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
'Pandemic creates opportunities to enhance Indo-US tech ties'
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the online and technology space witnessed great strides amid the Covid-19 pandemic, sector stakeholders are of the view that India-US relations, in terms of information technology, have scope to grow further at a much greater pace.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Huawei unveils Children's Watch 4 Pro in China
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Huawei has unveiled a new child-centric smartwatch -- Children's Watch 4 Pro -- in China for CNY 998 (Rs 11,500 approx).
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology
J&K's schools, colleges, universities to remain closed
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) All schools, colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed till further orders, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports 30,738 new Covid cases, 1,604 deaths
Jakarta, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 30,738 within one day to 3,440,396, with the death toll adding by 1,604 to 95,723 on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Venugopal Dhoot moves NCLAT against NCLT nod to Twinstar's bid for Videocon
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Videocon Group's former promoter, Venugopal Dhoot, has moved the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against the NCLT's approval to the bid of Twinstar Technologies for Videocon Industries Ltd.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) To the vocal annoyance of iPhone users in China, Siri was reportedly unable to read aloud the number of gold medals won by the country, the media reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology,Sports
Delhi saw 141% above normal rainfall in July
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Despite a heat wave condition in the initial days of July and the number of days it rained was only 16, Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory recorded 507.1 mm rainfall, nearly 141 per cent above normal in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No dearth of vaccine, Health Minister Mandaviya tells Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya on Sunday advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "to feel proud at the tireless efforts" of health workers who have administered over 13 crore vaccine doses in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJD MPs seeks GI tag for Odisha's sweet dish 'Rasabali'
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Odisha on Sunday demanded Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Kendrapara Rasabali', a sweet dish claimed to have originated from the 400-year-old Baldevjew temple in the state's Kendrapara district.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Sindhu beats Bingjao to win bronze in women's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in women's singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Here's why Soni Singh is doing more cameos these days
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh, who has been part of shows in leading roles, says that she is currently inclined towards doing cameos in serials.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajput, Tomar India's last medal hopes in shooting on last day of competition
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Navy man Sanjeev Rajput, now into his third Olympics, and young Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, who is on his Olympic debut, will look to bring cheers to the Indian shooting contingent in Tokyo, when they compete in the men's 50m Rifle 3 positions qualification round, at the Asaka Shooting range on Monday, the 10th and concluding day of the shooting competitions.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid virus, vaccines does not enter human DNA: Study
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Covid-19 cannot enter a person's DNA, say Australian researchers refuting claims of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the infectious disease, integrating its genetic material into the human genome.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Pooja Dey on working with Vikram Bhatt, Rohit Roy in 'Maaya 4'
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Pooja Dey, who is known for featuring in web series 'Gandii Baat 5', is now set to feature in Vikram Bhatt's upcoming web series 'Maaya 4' which also stars popular actors like Rohit Roy and Rushaad Rana.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from Aug 2
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said the Education Department is all set to reopen schools for all classes from August 2 by following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Shah lauds Yogi for development of religious places
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday laid the foundation for the Vindhyachal Corridor project and congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for ensuring all round development of the places of religious significance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Syrian president asks PM to form new cabinet
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday renamed Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister and ordered him to form a new government, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
23 students in TN enrol for supplementary Class 12 exam
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Of the 8.16 lakh students who have received their Class 12 marks, under the Tamil Nadu School Education Department's weightage system, only 23 have opted to appear for the supplementary examination, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
CPM member likely to face action over article in TMC daily
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Four days after the late CPI-M politburo member and party's state General Secretary Anil Biswas' daughter Ajanta Biswas' article appeared in Trinamool Congress' daily 'Jago Bangla', CPM West Bengal State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said that there is no reason to take the issue lightly and a decision will be taken following the disciplinary action of the party.
2021-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Play without fear & convert PCs, women hockey Olympians tell Rani & Co
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) They had set the ball rolling for India when women's hockey made its Olympics debut at Moscow in 1980 and two members of that team feel that India had a good chance against Australia if they tighten up their game and capitalise on their chances.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Samsung Galaxy S21 series receiving August 2021 security patch
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) After releasing the August 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A52 and A72, the company has now rolled out the latest security patch to three more smartphones -- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Congress workers block central health officials at Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of Congress workers blocked the central team of health officials which is touring eight districts of Kerala since Saturday to study the reason behind the surge in Covid-19 cases following the directive from the union health ministry. The Congress workers bloacked them at Chaliyam in Kozhikode on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Indian team reaches Nottingham ahead of Test series against England
Nottingham, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, has reached Nottingham from Durham on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's 5G space booming with global, domestic players pitching in
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's 5G dreams may have been delayed amid the pandemic but this has not been able to detract the equipment makers from engaging in terms of equipment manufacturing and network development.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
NASA set to launch Boeing Starliner cargo spacecraft to ISS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA on Sunday announced the launch of its Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) second mission to the International Space Station on August 3.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress to sort out Rajasthan issue in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After taking feedback from Rajasthan leaders and MLAs, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has returned to Delhi and will meet top party leaders in a few days to discuss the issue and adjustments to be made in the state unit and the government.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan reports 5,026 new Covid cases
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday reported 5,026 new Covid-19 cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Zverev beats Khachanov to clinch gold medal in men's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev beat Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles tennis final of the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Tennis Park on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jaipur's Amagarh fort, Amba Mata Temple trigger community war
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Jaipur's historical Amagarh fort and the Amba Mata Temple situated inside the fort has triggered a community war in Rajasthan.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
United Opposition corners govt first time in 7 yrs, impasse persists
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Parliament's Monsoon session has seen little business, so far, due to the stand-off between the government and the opposition over the Pegasus snooping controversy, except on one occasion when in the upper house, newly-appointed Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya made a strong defence of its Covid management in a nearly-hour-long speech.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Revamped Apple Maps now being tested in Italy, Vatican City
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has begun testing the new Apple Maps on the Italian peninsula as part of the iOS 15 developer and public betas.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Olympics hockey: Germany, Australia win to set up semifinal meeting
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) World No. 1 Australia will meet four-time champions Germany in the semifinals of the men's hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games after overcoming favourites, the Netherlands, in a thrilling shootout.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
'Muslim Women Rights Day' observed to mark triple talaq ban
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) 'Muslim Women Rights Day' was observed on Sunday by different organisations across the country to mark the second anniversary of the enactment of law against the 'triple talaq'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
3 held for running sex determination test racket from Ghaziabad
Gurugram, Aug 1 (IANS) A joint team of the Gurugram Health department and the Gurugram Police has busted an illegal sex determination test racket and arrested three people from Ghaziabad's Kamla Nagar area on Sunday, said a Gurugram Health department official.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru to have 4 cycling tracks soon: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government will build the "best cycling tracks in all four directions of the city" to encourage the cycling enthusiasts.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Raymon Singh on leaving films: I was playing lead characters on TV
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Raymon Singh, who is part of popular shows such as 'Ye Teri Galiyan', 'Apna Time Bhi Aayega' and 'Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye', says commitment to television didn't allow her to pursue a career in Bollywood films.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lakshmi Manchu: I love travelling for food
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu is enjoying every moment of hosting the Telugu cookery show 'Aha Bhojanambu'. A foodie herself, she says there have been days when she has just gone out of her way to taste a delicacy.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
K'taka to give Rs 5 lakh compensation to flood-hit families
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for families whose houses were damaged due to landslides and floods across 13 of the 30 districts in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Olympics: American Schauffele wins golf gold; Lahiri ends tied-42nd
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Xander Schauffele of the United States won the men's golf gold at the Tokyo Olympics with 18-under-par 266 on Sunday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
TN, K'taka enforce strict curbs on passengers from Kerala
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) As Kerala shows no respite in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases for the past several days with the number of cases on Saturday touching 20,624 and test positivity rate at 12.31 per cent, the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have taken tough measures for passengers coming from Kerala.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Taliban targeting critics with revenge killings
New Delhi/New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Taliban forces in Afghanistan are targeting known critics for attack despite claiming that they have ordered their fighters to act with restraint, Human Rights Watch said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vice President visits GMR Valakashmi Foundation
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited GMR Varalakshmi Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods at Shamshabad here.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Katy Perry stuns fans with her glam look
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) American singer Katy Perry left her fans amazed with her stylish look during a UNICEF event in Capri, Italy.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intense wet spell to continue over west MP, east Raj till Aug 3
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Madhya Pradesh between August 1 and 5.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Friendship Day: Actors celebrate the everlasting bond
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) "I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend," said Abraham Lincoln. This is so true for the beautiful bond of friendship. When you make others your friends, there is an affinity that ends all kinds of enmity.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Olympics: Fouaad Mirza slips to 22nd position in eventing
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) India's Fouaad Mirza has dropped down to the 22nd spot in the standings after the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing discipline at the Tokyo Olympics equestrian competitions on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pressure will be on Australia as they are top ranked: Hockey coach Marijne
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne believes the onus will be on Australia, heading into the quarterfinal clash on Monday, adding that his side was in "good rhythm" ahead of the knockout match.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Myanmar likely to hold general elections in 2nd half of 2023
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 1 (IANS) Myanmar is likely to hold new general elections in the second half of 2023, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly-formed State Administration Council, said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Congress slams Centre over vaccine shortage
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the shortage of vaccines in the country amid claims by the government that 47 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the country.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Weather info at fingertips on Apps but how good are they? (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Earlier this year when Cyclone 'Tauktae' and 'Yaas' hit the western and the eastern coastal states, scores of people, including those not even living in the path of the two cyclones, shared either a screenshot or a link that showcased the strong wind currents on the Windy.com app.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maruti Suzuki sells 1.62 lakh vehicles in July
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 1,62,462 units of vehicles in July 2021.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Basketball player Durant becomes USA's top scorer at Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time NBA champion and two-time Olympics gold medallist Kevin Durant has now scored the most points for the United States in the Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Robo Shankar feels his new show will be stress-buster for audience
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil actor Robo Shankar, who is known for his good comic timing in various films, will soon be seen in television comedy show 'Kanni Theevi Ullasa Ulagam 2.0'. The actor feels the concept of the show is different from what has been presented so far.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Andhra Guv not to celebrate birthday this year
Vijayawada, Aug 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided not to celebrate his birthday on August 3 this year, too, due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UN mission in Afghanistan calls for probe into attack on compound
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday called on the Taliban to undertake a full investigation and provide answers concerning a recent attack on its compound in Herat province.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China renews alert for heavy rainfall
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's National Meteorological Centre on Sunday renewed its blue weather alert for heavy rainfall and severe convection in parts of the country.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Birds' brain may hold clue why they outlived other dinosaurs
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) US researchers have discovered a new bird fossil which showed that a unique brain shape may be the reason why the ancestors of living birds survived the mass extinction that claimed all other known dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alexa app adds 'Ask Alexa' widget for iOS home screen
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) The Amazon Alexa app for iOS has received a highly anticipated feature with its latest update -- Ask Alexa.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Market volatility and surfeit of primary issuances to dominate markets
Markets have a mind of their own and when at the end of the previous week, a new high on the benchmark indices looked a certainty, they decided to correct themselves. BSESENSEX lost on four of the five trading sessions and lost 388.96 points or 0.73 per cent to close at 52,586.84 points. NIFTY lost 61 points or 0.39 per cent to close at 15,763.05 points.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
NZ PM apologises to Pacific communities for 'Dawn Raids'
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday formally apologised to Pacific communities affected by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bonalu celebrated with gaiety in old Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Bonalu, which symbolizes the unique culture of Telangana, was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in the old city of Hyderabad on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Morale of differently-abled DU students high despite Covid
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all educational institutes have remained closed across the country. While students are finding it tough to cope with the situation, the problems for the differently-abled students may have compounded but have not dampened their spirit to excel and learn.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Cambodia begins Covid vaccination drive for adolescents
Phnom Penh, Aug 1 (IANS) Cambodia on Sunday launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged from 12 to 17, using the Chinese Sinovac jab.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Cambodia,International
Mrunal Thakur's first look in Dulquer Salmaan's next revealed
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur, who will soon be seen with actor Dulquer Salmaan in their yet-to-be-titled trilingual film, revealed her look and character's name on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Stokes has shown courage & bravery to prioritise his mental health: Leach
London, Aug 1 (IANS) England spinner Jack Leach said on Sunday that Ben Stokes has shown courage and bravery to prioritise his mental health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BSF detects landmine along LoC in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Sunday recovered a landmine along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
New Covid restrictions in Coimbatore from Monday
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Coimbatore administration will bring in new restrictions from Monday onwards to bring Covid cases under control.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NZ reports 4 more imported Covid cases
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand reported four new imported cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
S.Korea reports 1,442 new Covid cases, 199,787 in total
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) South Korea reported 1,442 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 199,787.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
PC's wavy hair look gets rave reactions
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is currently in London shooting for her upcoming film 'Citadel'. She took to Instagram to share her stunning selfie in which she can be seen flaunting a gorgeous wavy hairstyle and white dress along with nude make-up.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
4 Afghan civilians killed in mortar shelling
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Four Afghan civilians were killed after a mortar shell fired by Taliban militants struck a house in the country's eastern province of Kapisa, local police confirmed on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: Barbora-Katerina clinch women's doubles gold
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova earned Czech Republic's first gold medal in women's doubles with a straight-sets victory over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic at the Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
NZ starts mass vaccination in Auckland
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand has started mass Covid-19 vaccination in Manukau, south of Auckland, with the aim of inoculating more than 5,000 people each day.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah visits Kalyan Singh in hospital
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US reports highest daily Covid cases since Feb 2021
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid a resurgence, the US has registered the highest number of single-day Covid-19 cases since February this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest update.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Over 72% adults in Ireland fully vaccinated against Covid: PM
Dublin, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 72 per cent of adults in Ireland have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Sonu Sood joins Special Olympics Bharat as brand ambassador
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has joined Special Olympics Bharat as its brand ambassador. At a virtual event attended by over 500 athletes, coaches, families, officials and volunteers, Sonu interacted with the Special Athletes responding to their queries while admiring and appreciating their sporting achievements.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ex-Manipur Cong president Govindas Konthoujam joins BJP
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a setback for the Congress, former Manipur party president Govindas Konthoujam on Sunday joined BJP in the party headquarters here.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chennaiyin FC sign Mirlan Murzaev to bolster attack
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) have signed Mirlan Murzaev on a one-year deal ahead of the new season, which begins later this year. The forward becomes the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India's top football league.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump's 'Muslim ban' harmed health of Muslim-Americans: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) When former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from travelling to the US, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Celebrating the #TheUltimateBestFriend Bond!
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Masaba by Nykaa gives you a perfect reason to celebrate your friend, call as you like a soulmate, confidante or guiding light who plays an important role in your life this Friendship Day. The brand launches completely vegetarian, cruelty-free, and paraben-free all-new, Pure Matte Lipstick collection in three stunning must have shades.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak refuses to accept more Afghan refugees
New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistani National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf has said that the country cannot accept additional Afghan refugees and the international community is obliged to make arrangements for them inside Afghanistan.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Olympics hockey: Nothing to lose for Indian women in QF against Australia
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team meets Australia in the Olympic Games hockey quarterfinals here on Monday and the girls can play without any pressure as they have already made history by entering the knockout stages of the Olympics for the first time.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
FPIs take exit route in July, net withdrawal from equities at Rs 11,308 Cr
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) pulled out net investments worth Rs 11,308 crore from Indian equities in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN Cong leaders to meet grassroots workers to evolve strategy
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu leaders of the Congress party would tour each district of the state and meet grassroots leaders including block and mandalam committee office-bearers to chalk out political strategy. The AICC leadership has already directed the state Congress to provide detailed feedback on the performance of the state government, the union government, and local issues before August 15.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
GST revenue collection for July at over Rs 1.16 lakh cr
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The gross GST revenue collected in the month of July 2021 was Rs 1,16,393 crore.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telemedicine not effective for voice, speech disorders: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Teleconferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams helped people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. But the platforms could not capture sounds accurately enough for clinicians to successfully treat and evaluate patients with voice and speech disorders, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Deal to end tension in Syria's Daraa reached under Russian mediation
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) A deal to end the recent tension in Syria's southern province of Daraa has been reached under a Russian mediation, a war monitor reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Weather info at fingertips on Apps but how good are they?
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Earlier this year when Cyclone 'Tauktae' and 'Yaas' hit the western and the eastern coastal states, scores of people, including those not even living in the path of the two cyclones, shared either a screenshot or a link that showcased the strong wind currents on the Windy.com app.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ransomware attacks hit record 300 mn in 1st half of 2021: Report
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) Ransomware attacks globally surged in the first half of 2021, with 304.7 million, surpassing 2020's full-year total (304.6 million), says a new report.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Worried about breastfeeding amidst the pandemic?
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Throughout the pandemic, expecting mothers and new mothers have been faced with a slew of concerns and questions about the virus and the entire vaccination process. As the months have passed, this concern has been evident in lactating mothers as well.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
French boxer disqualified for headbutt, sits on ringside in protest
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) A French super heavyweight boxer sat on a ringside protest for nearly an hour after being disqualified for headbutting at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Things to keep in mind while buying jewellery online
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) The Internet has redefined shopping behaviour across the globe. The digital space has emerged as the hotbed of advertising, shopping, and commercial activity wherein its impacting and influencing people's day to day lives at a rapid pace. Consumers are now more comfortable with a virtual experience than the physical one, as they are adapting to online purchases. A scholarly article by Lee and Zhang (2002) suggests that after e-mail usage, instant messaging and web browsing, online shopping is the third most popular internet activity.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Malaika's dripping gold
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Our answer to JLo... Malaika Arora, but don't take our word for it, check out her latest photoshoot which is proof enough!
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bharatanatyam-Kathak jugalbandi to honour nation's unsung heroes
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Ahead of India's upcoming Independence Day, an annual concert series titled 'Amar Jyoti' is set to present a tribute to unknown soldiers through a unique amalgamation of two classical dance forms, Bharatanatyam and Kathak, on stage.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Parliament logjam: Both Houses worked for 18 hours in 2 weeks
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the stalemate between the opposition and the government continued for two weeks, both Houses of parliament have witnessed little business except the government passing bills amid din without any proper discussion.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US swimmer Caeleb Dressel shines with five gold in six events
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States made himself the most successful swimmer in Tokyo, with five gold from the six events he featured in as the swimming competitions concluded here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New cybersecurity tech protects computer networks in vehicles
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) A team of US researchers has developed a new machine learning-based framework to enhance the security of computer networks inside vehicles without undermining performance.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Technology
IANS Impact: Bharti Airtel puts out amended subscriber figures for May 2021
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After an IANS report pointed out identical fall in subscribers for all 26 circles of Bharti Airtel, the company has sent out amended data in supersession of the earlier numbers.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rockets hit Kandahar airport, flights suspended (Ld)
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport, a local official confirmed.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP will return to power in UP with massive majority: Shah
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the BJP would return to power with a massive majority in the next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and asked the opposition leaders to prepare for their defeat.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kanpur tiger finds a new home in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, Aug 1 (IANS) Amar, a tiger from the Kanpur Zoo, has now found a new home in the Gorakhpur zoo.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fitness not restricted to dropping pounds on occasions: Shwetambari Shetty
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) At-home fitness has become the new reality for millions across the globe, and according to fitness experts like Shwetambari Shetty, who is one of the fittest Indian women and a trainer, it is here to stay. The Cult.fit expert says she has witnessed people dropping weight, losing fat, gaining muscle, looking lean and strong, and becoming the best version of themselves using at-home workouts.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Olympics: Emma McKeon the golden girl of Australian swimming
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Australian Emma McKeon's success in the pool left the world in awe of the 27-year-old athlete on Sunday as she became the most successful swimmer from her country at the Olympics, winning a whopping seven medals, including four gold and three bronze, in Tokyo.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
A ringside view of rejuvenating India's Test cricket team
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It certainly wasnt a good day for Indian cricket on the 2020-21 tour of Australia. No one could fathom what had hit them after the team folded up for 36 in their second innings on December 19 on the third day of the first Test at Adelaide as the hosts romped home to an eight wicket victory.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold Nile dam meeting
Khartoum, Aug 1 (IANS) Sudan has welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Two-dose vaccination highly effective against severe Covid-19 infection
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) A recent study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Covishield vaccine administered in Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCIRC) has found in its interim report, that out of 599 fully-vaccinated healthcare workers, only 1.16 per cent developed severe illness that necessitates hospitalisation after testing Covid positive.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tamil Nadu ATM theft cases to be handed over to CBI
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Crime branch special police team which is probing the series of thefts in the state targeting SBI ATMs is preparing a final report to be submitted to the DGP.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN Syria envoy urges upholding int'l humanitarian law
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has called for upholding the principle of the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law, a spokesman for the world body has said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Maoist killed in exchange of fire with Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the police and extremists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Why people are hesitant towards vaccination?
Warsaw, Aug 1 (IANS) Vaccine deniers are mostly led by a generalised negative attitude to vaccines, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Poland,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
POCO F3 GT looks like an all rounder in crowded mid-segment
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Aiming to offer top-notch devices for the users in the super-crowded mid-premium price segment in India, smartphone brand POCO has unveiled another device -- POCO F3 GT -- that features the latest 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset for top-end performance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Guterres welcomes official opening of coastal road in Libya
United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the official opening of the coastal road in Libya, in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Himachal CM deploys his chopper for evacuation
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Setting an example, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur deployed his newly acquired 16-seater chopper for ferrying at least 66 people stranded in the Himalayan heights.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rockets strike Kandahar airport, flights suspended
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Rajpal Yadav reveals what he does to avoid getting typecast
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Rajpal Yadav, who has been in the film industry for 24 years, says he is happy with what he has achieved till date. However, the talented actor, who is mostly known for his comic roles, says he has broken stereotypes and tried to avoid getting typecast.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New chapter poised to open in Andhra intermediate education
Amaravati, Aug 1 (IANS) The intermediate education in Andhra Pradesh is going to transform from the 2021-2022 academic year as several aspects known to the public for decades will cease to exist, leading to opening up of a new chapter of higher secondary education in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Hybrid cars more vulnerable to chip shortage that conventional ones
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As global computer chip shortage hits car manufacturers, researchers report that hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as conventional fuel-powered models.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pandemic's dark shadow over TV shows
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The pandemic has taken a toll on everything, and television shows are also not spared. Be it shows like 'Durga' which went off-air in three months or 'Shaadi Mubarak' which ended in just nine months.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP counters SP tirade in UP with Jawahar Bagh incident
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) To counter the Samajwadi Party campaign against the Yogi Adityanath government, the Uttar Pradesh BJP will now use incidents of crime in the Akhilesh government to highlight the 'anarchy in the SP regime'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala Blasters FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipovic
Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC have signed Bosnia and Herzegovina central defender Enes Sipovic ahead of the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) season. The towering defender joins the club after a one-year stint with ISL side Chennaiyin FC.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Stalin for all-party meet against proposed draft on PG medical admission
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is likely to call a meeting of all political parties having representation in the state Legislative Assembly to hit common ground against the proposed draft Bill on Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple dominates global tablet market amid supply concerns: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter (Q2), capturing 31.9 per cent market share in the category, followed by its nearest rival Samsung which shipped 8 million tablets with a distant 19.6 per cent share, according to latest IDC estimates.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hot on OTT: Coming up this week (August 1 - August 7)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Here's a look at highlight films, shows and series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Death toll in Afghanistan flash floods reaches 113
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll from last weeks flash floods in Afghanistan eastern province of Nuristan has increased to 113 with dozens still missing, an officials said, adding that 70 more were injured.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple Music taps more Indian languages, nurtures local talent
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple Music has created flagship playlists in India across eight languages -- Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Hindi -- and according to the tech giant, top five genres of music in the country currently are Bollywood, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Indian Pop and Dance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
World Heritage Committee closes Fuzhou session, adds 34 new heritage sites
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has wrapped in Fuzhou, capital of China's Fujian province, with a total of 34 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Returning Nadal to begin US Open tune-up with Citi Open
Washington DC, Aug 1 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal will begin his tune-up for the US Open in August-September with the Citi Open -- an ATP 500 hard-court tournament -- which commences here on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Halt in fuel price revision continues, global oil rates above $75/bbl
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) kept petrol and diesel prices unchanged for the 15th straight day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No one asked me to resign, says Tirath Singh Rawat
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned within four months, has said that he took the decision to avoid a constitutional and legal crisis in the state after consulting the BJP central leadership and no one asked him to put in his papers.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwe reopens Victoria Falls border to vaccinated tourists
Harare, Aug 1 (IANS) Zimbabwe has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of visitors between the two neighbouring countries.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
KCR's Dalit outreach raises political dust ahead of by-election
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Ahead of the by-election to the Huzurabad Assembly constituency, Telangana is witnessing an intense political bickering between ruling TRS and the opposition parties over an ambitious scheme announced by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to woo Dalits.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP woman clings to wooden log, remains afloat for 16 hours
Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman fell into a nullah here and kept herself afloat for 16 hours before she was finally rescued.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Airstrikes kill 37 militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 37 militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of Jawzjan province, a local official said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lucknow to vaccinate 75K people in a day
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Lucknow will set a new record on Tuesday when 75,00 people will receive a Covid vaccination in a single day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cinemas reopen: Tougher times ahead (Column: B-Town)
The appeals and pleas by the exhibitors, especially the multiplex managements, to the respective authorities to permit the resumption of the screenings at the cinemas is getting a positive response. Now, all major circuits have permitted conditional reopening. One would not have expected the multiplex managements to pursue the matter considering the experience they had after the first pandemic wave closedown.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's highest number of 4 inter-state border disputes in NE
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) The recent and bloodiest Assam-Mizoram inter-state border clash was again a reminder that the decades-old four boundary disputes among the northeastern states need to be resolved swiftly. However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that these border rows might be resolved next year when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National