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Stalin orders to book hoarders, black marketers under Goondas Act
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday ordered to book those who hoard and sell Remdesivir injection in black market under the Goondas Act. He also ordered to book those who sell oxygen cylinders at premium rates under this Act.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid can trigger blood clots in arms, finds NRI scientist
New York, May 15 (IANS) A team of US researchers led by an Indian American scientist has reported the first instance of Covid-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in patient's arms.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Biden signs executive order revoking measures issued by Trump
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will revoke several measures issued by his predecessor Donald Trump.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Europe has right conditions for safe reopening of tourism'
Lisbon, May 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has already had the right conditions for a "safe reopening" of tourism in summer, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mindat, new symbol of resistance against Myanmar military, fights on
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Heavy fighting continued in Mindat town in Myanmar's Chin state on Saturday, as civilian fighters fought the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw, braving heavy artillery barrages.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
US city to pay $10mn to family of unarmed black man killed by police
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The US city of Columbus has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed African-American man who was shot dead by police in December 2020, local media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gul Panag: Was able to leverage film career to do other things
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Gul Panag has been in the Hindi film industry for almost 18 years now, and she says her acting career enabled her to do other things that are important to her.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid resurgence to cause short-term disruption in credit off take: HDFC Securities
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The second wave of pandemic is expected to cause short-term disruption in credit off take, said HDFC Securities in a report.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid Care: Boeing plans to set up field hospitals in India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has tied-up with state governments along with NGOs to set up field hospitals in India to treat Covid patients.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan to hold video meet with 4 CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will be holding a meeting with Health Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Covid-19 situation and progress on vaccination drive in these states later on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai Police give 'Friends' reunion witty spin to spread Covid awareness
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Mumbai Police have given a witty, quirky twist to the much-hyped and upcoming "Friends" reunion special, in a bid to create Covid-19 awareness.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Johnson, Irish leader agree to maintain 'smooth trade' after Brexit
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin have agreed to work together to "maintain smooth trade" between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Washington state to reopen on June 30
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that the US state will reopen on June 30, after witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 trends.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump defender elected House Republican Conference chair
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US House Republicans have voted for former President Donald Trump's staunch defender Elise Stefanik to fill the No. 3 leadership position of conference chair after veteran lawmaker Liz Cheney was removed from the position.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ujjain MP gets staff vaccinated in office, sparks controversy
Ujjain (MP), May 15 (IANS) Even as common citizens are struggling to get vaccines against Covid-19, BJP's Ujjain MP Anil Firozia got his staff vaccinated in his office. A video of this has also gone viral on the social media.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Scientists spot genes linked with severe Covid-19 risk
New York, May 15 (IANS) Scientists have decoded genes that put certain people at high chances of contracting the virus and developing severe Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) BJP boycotted the Speaker election in the West Bengal Assembly protesting against post-poll violence in the state and that is indicative enough that the saffron party will not leave grounds to the Trinamool Congress though the ruling party captured over two-third majority in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
England team to call bio-bubble 'team environment' for positivity
London, May 15 (IANS) The England cricket team has been urged to use the term 'team environment' instead of 'bio-bubble' when it gathers at the end of this month for a home Test series against New Zealand. According to reports in British media, the change in nomenclature has been done to avoid negative connotation of the term 'bio-bubble' and make team camp a relaxed place to live.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi holds key meeting on Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination progress across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel-Gaza violent tension continues unabated
Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement, the worst since 2014, has continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with no sign of any ceasefire between the two sides to end te violence.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Heavy rain lash Kerala, coastal areas badly affected
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The after effects of the deep depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea that intensified into a cyclonic storm (Tauktae) over the archipelago and adjoining southeast east central Arabian Sea moving northwards during the past six hours, has caused huge damage to the coastal areas in Kerala.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cisco to acquire threat assessment platform Kenna Security
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Networking major Cisco has announced to acquire Kenna Security, makers of a risk-based vulnerability management platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak reaffirms support for Afghan peace process
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed his country's support to the Afghan peace process for a sustainable political settlement in the war-torn neighbouring country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China cancels 487 inbound flights over Covid concerns
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has so far cancelled 487 inbound flights due to concerns over the the spread of Covid-19, according to aviation authorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Court dismisses Facebook bid to block EU data sharing ruling
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Ireland's High Court has dismissed a bid by Facebook bid to block a European Union privacy regulation that could suspend the flow of data from the EU to the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chilean govt calls for maintaining SOPs during weekend polls
Santiago, May 15 (IANS) Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris has called on citizens to maintain protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the landmark polls slated to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Japan expands emergency to 3 more prefectures
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced an expansion of a state of emergency over Covid-19 to the three additional prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Isolated light rain likely in J&K in next 24 hours
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) Erratic weather accompanied by thunder and hailstorm occurred in J&K during the last 24 hours as the meteorological (MET) department said isolated light rain is likely to occur during the next 24 hours.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
6 dead, 218 injured after tornado hits Wuhan
Wuhan, May 15 (IANS) Six people were killed and 218 others injured after a tornado hit Wuhan city, the capital of China's Hubei province, government sources said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google fights to protect work status for immigrants' spouses in US
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Google has filed a legal brief with over 40 companies including Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft to protect a work authorisation programme that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bowlers were aware of ball-tampering tactics, hints Bancroft
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was suspended from cricket for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal along with Steve Smith and David Warner during a Test match against South Africa in March 2018, has indicated that Australian bowlers too were aware of the unfair tactics.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China reports 5 new locally- transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported five new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Breather to consumers as OMCs pause fuel price rise
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A day after steep increase in retail prices of petrol and diesel, fuel retailers on Saturday spared consumers of any further increase in fuel prices.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russia included US, Czech Republic in 'unfriendly countries' list
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has included the US and the Czech Republic in a list of countries that have been classified as "unfriendly", according to a document published on the nation's official legal information portal.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Opinion/Commentary
Twitter asks users to protect its ad dollars in iOS 14.5 prompt
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Twitter has joined companies like Facebook in asking users to protect its targeted ad dollars in a new iOS 14.5 prompt, as the new Apple App Tracking Transparency forces developers to ask permission from users if they want to enable ad tracking.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UK to speed up Covid vaccination amid concerns over India variant
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country is planning to accelerate its coronavirus vaccination program for priority groups amid concerns over the spread of the Indian variant.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Rahul Sharma on 'Ramyug' music: Subject of 'Ramayan' drew in classical greats
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Santoor player and musician Rahul Sharma has composed and sung songs for the recent web series "Ramyug", and he says that he wanted an amalgamation of classical and modern sounds for the show's soundtrack.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyd hospital saves life with US FDA-approved non surgical pump technology
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) A 45-year-old man who is working in an IT Software Company Bengaluru got a new lease of life after a team of cardiologists at Medicover Hospitals, here, performed a critical heart procedure using US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical pump technology.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
China succeeds in first Mars landing
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the Red Planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Over 3.26L new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Deal reached on bipartisan commission to review US Capitol riot
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Democratic and Republican members of the US House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on a legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Six-time Congress MP Bhatia dies at 100
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Scotland police frees 2 Indians from detention van after protests
Glasgow, May 15 (IANS) Police in Scotland have freed two Indian nationals, who were held inside a detention van, after protesters surrounded the vehicle demanding their release, according to a media report.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
'Pace of Covid recovery depends on speed of vaccination'
Athens, May 15 (IANS) The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
UN aiding Palestinians amid escalating violence
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) The UN, in the face of escalating violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and rising casualties, is aiding as many people in the Palestinian territory in need as possible.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajkummar Rao: Want filmography I can be proud of after 50 years
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has been tagged one of Indias best actors. He has been feted with the National Award and has essayed characters that have redefined the Bollywood hero. The actor shares the kind films he wants in his filmography.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata's agenda for first 100 days
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) After securing a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that vaccination and controlling the spread of Coronavirus will be her government's priority and she has already initiated some formidable steps to restrict the unchecked spread of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US states, cities scramble over no-mask guidance
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The latest decision by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing fully vaccinated people from not wearing a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings has set off a scramble across the country to update local Covid rules and adjust social norms, media reports said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres calls for unified UNSC over Israel-Palestine conflict
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a unified Security Council over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
China cancels climbing on Mt. Everest
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has decided to cancel all climbing activities on Mount Everest amid fears of possible imported Covid-19 cases, according to an official statement.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 161.5mn
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 161.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.35 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mindy Kaling learnt a lot from pregnancy during pandemic
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling has talked about hiding her pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying although she learned a lot from the experience it is not something she wishes to experience again.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Commonwealth nations target inclusive shift to clean energy
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cuba reports record number of daily Covid-19 cases
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Cuba registered the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since March 2020, recording 1,277 infections in the last 24 hours, for a tally of 121,838 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, reporting seven deaths as well, to total 785.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya to start second dose of Covid-19 jabs in June
Nairobi, May 15 (IANS) Kenya will start administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of June, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chris Rock wants sequel to his new horror flick 'Spiral', wishes he's in it
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor Chris Rock hopes his horror thriller "Spiral: From The Book Of Saw" has a sequel and he gets to be part of that, too.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Romania to ease Covid restrictions from Saturday
Bucharest, May 15 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu said that the government made a decision on Friday to gradually ease the country's coronavirus-related restrictions starting from Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Romania,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 killed, 6 injured in explosions across Myanmar
Yangon, May 15 (IANS) At least two people were killed and six others injured in explosions of handmade bombs across Myanmar on Friday, state-run media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
More young Zambians living with HIV
Lusaka, May 15 (IANS) As the world works to end AIDS, more and more Zambian young people who are HIV positive begin to openly talk about their status.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Zambia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka minister favours extension of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Friday favoured extension of the 14-day lockdown to contain the Covid spread in the state, which is in the grip of the pandemic's second wave.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK records another 2,193 Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths
London, May 15 (IANS) Another 2,193 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,446,824, according to official figures released on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel Gaza violence: Clashes spread to West Bank
Tel Aviv, May 15 (IANS) Violent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians have spread across much of the occupied West Bank, following days of hostility in Gaza.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Number of seriously ill Covid patients in Japan hit second-highest ever
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) The number of patients designated as having severe symptoms as a result of Covid-19 reached the second-highest ever at 1,209, the health ministry said on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Singapore reports 52 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore, May 15 (IANS) Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 52 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 61,505.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid tally crosses 21-lakh mark in K'taka with 373 deaths
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) With no let-up in the pandemic's second wave, total positive cases in Karnataka crossed 21-lakh mark, while 373 patients died of the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek ruled out of Euro 2020
Warsaw, May 14 (IANS) Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek will miss UEFA Euro 2020 after breaking his ankle in Hertha BSC's Bundesliga match against Schalke, the striker confirmed on social media on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Triage centres soon in all B'luru civic wards for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) With hospitals overwhelmed by surging Covid cases during the pandemic's second wave, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to set up triage centres in all its 198 civic wards across the city, a top official said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Second Coronavirus vaccines delayed for Aus Olympic swimmers
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) Australia's Olympic swimmers have been granted special permission to delay their second coronavirus vaccine after suffering side effects from the first injection.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-KKR pacer Gurney decides to retire from cricket
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and England left-arm speedster Harry Gurney has decided to retire from cricket following a shoulder injury.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
FA Cup final: Boost for Chelsea as Kovacic, Kante are back
London, May 14 (IANS) Manager Thomas Tuchel has hailed two "huge" FA Cup final boosts for Chelsea as Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante have been passed fit to face Leicester on Saturday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China's Mars probe to attempt landing in next few days
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) China is vying to become only the second nation to successfully land a rover on Mars, with its probe Tianwen-1 scheduled to attempt a landing between Saturday and Wednesday, the Chinese space authority announced on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Science/Tech
Shafali included in women's ODI, Test squads for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dashing teenaged opener, Shafali Verma was on Friday included in the Indian women's Test and ODI squads for the June-July tour of England after her absence from the South Africa ODIs in March had drawn widespread criticism.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
South Korean President officially appoints new PM
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Koreas former interior minister Kim Boo Kyum has been officially appointed as the countrys new Prime Minister, receiving the certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae In here on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Italian Open: World No. 1 Ashleigh retires, Karolina survives
Rome, May 14 (IANS) On a day when world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty was forced to retire due to injury, Czech Karolina Pliskova saved three match points to beat former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia to move into the semi-finals with a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(1) win at the Italian Open on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
2 killed in road mishap on Dwarka Expressway
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) A gym trainer and a cab driver were killed in a road accident on the Dwarka Expressway, the Gurugram police said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Palestine says 8 killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces
Ramallah, May 14 (IANS) Eight Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Implementing PM-KISAN scheme in Bengal shows BJP's commitment for 'Sonar Bangla': Nadda
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), J.P. Nadda, on Friday said that the money transferred to the farmers of West Bengal under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) is a testimony to the party's commitment to turn the state into 'Sonar Bangla'.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DRDO anti-Covid drug to be game changer: Karnataka Minister
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Lauding the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) contribution in the fight against the pandemic, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said its anti-Covid drug would be a game-changer in treating the infection.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Pradesh CID arrests rebel YSRCP MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh CID booked disgruntled YSRCP MP from the Narsapur Lok Sabha constituency, Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, on Friday, and filed cases under Sections 124A, 153A, and 505 of the IPC against him.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian women's cricket squads named for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indian national selection committee on Friday picked two squads for the tour of England, where they will play a one-off Test, three ODIs, and three T20 Internationals against the host. The tour takes placed between June 16 and July 15, said an Indian cricket board statement.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rates under the RoDTEP scheme to be announced in 15 days: DGFT
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The much-delayed announcement of the rates under the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) scheme will be made in 15 days, Director General, Foreign Trade, Amit Yadav said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Leader of Opposition shoots five questions to Raj govt on vaccination
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) In the wake of the Rajasthan government blaming the Centre for the vaccine crisis in the state, BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Gulab Chand Kataria, on Friday put five questions before the ruling Congress government, asking it who gave it free vaccines for the 45+ age group for which it is boasting of vaccinating the largest number of people in the country.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Swimming body seeks exemption from quarantine for Monaco event
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Swimming Federation of India (SFI) is in talks with French Sports Ministry as it seeks exemption for Indian team from the mandatory 10-day quarantine ahead of an international competition in Monaco on May 29.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
India's April exports rise to over $30 bn
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The low base effect powered India's merchandise exports to grow by over 195 per cent on a year-on-year basis last month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Archer returns to competitive cricket, picks wickets
Hove, May 14 (IANS) England pace bowler Jofra Archer returned to competitive cricket on Friday with success in the county championship. Representing Sussex, the right-arm pace bowler picked two for 29 in the first innings against Kent and then got an early wicket in the second innings.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Belgium,Sports,Cricket
SpiceXpress airlifts 55K oxygen concentrators in 3 weeks
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress has airlifted 55,000 oxygen concentrators and Covid relief materials in just over three weeks, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Assam keen to boost trade, connectivity with Bhutan, says CM
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is keen to increase trade and further improve connectivity with neighbouring Bhutan, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress urges Palestinians, Israel to cease hostilities immediately
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Congress on Friday raised concern over the spiralling violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel and urged an immediate cessation of hostilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NDMC floats medical helpline for Covid infected staff, families
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital, a medical team under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has launched an initiative to provide consultations to its employees and their family members who have been infected by Covid and are in home isolation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Big B buys oxygen concentrators from Poland, donates ventilators to BMC
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has blogged about how he purchased 50 oxygen concentrators from Poland and donated ventilators to BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSB, BGB exchange sweets on Eid-ul-Fitr
Agartala/Silchar/Shillong, May 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday exchanged sweets at various frontier posts along the 4,096-km-long India-Bangladesh border, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Defence/Security
Macrotech Developers report 31% growth in Q4 net profit
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Macrotech Developers on Friday reported a nearly 31 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 312.19 crore.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid resurgence subdues equities, metal stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Economic impact of Covid resurgence dented investors' sentiments during Friday's trade session.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AIFF league panel proposes relegation freeze due to pandemic
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federations (AIFF) league committee on Friday proposed to do away with relegation for last seasons I-League, given the extraordinary circumstances arising due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
20 civil servants appointed to joint secretary-level posts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, 20 civil servants were on Friday appointed to joint secretary-level posts.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's forex reserves up by over $1 bn
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves rose by $1.444 billion during the week ended May 7.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maha sees Covid deaths, cases drop; tally crosses 53 lakh
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Maharashtra saw Covid-19 fatalities and new infections drop sharply on Friday, but the state tally crossed the 53 lakh mark and the toll raced past the 79,000 level, health officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Malhar Pandya bakes cake for first time on wife Priya's birthday
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Malhar Pandya on Friday baked a cake for the first time, to make his wife, actress-singer Priya Patidar, feel special on her birthday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Let them eat dark chocolate.' India's Covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people: The Economist
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's covid-19 crisis is devastating its most desperate people, The Economist said in a report.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Antenna' would take '90s kids back to childhood: Director Shoib Nikash Shah
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Director Shoib Nikash Shah says that his film "Antenna" is sure to amuse todays generation of children on how things were done earlier.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
3D Shankar may switch teams in bid to stage comeback to Indian team
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) All-rounder Vijay Shankar, who represented India at the 2019 World Cup but fell out of favour soon after, said he needs chances to bat up the order for Tamil Nadu and may not rule out switching to a different state team for that as he eyes return to the Indian team.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BJP MP Parvesh Verma provides 100 oxygen concentrators for his constituency
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from West Delhi, Parvesh Verma on Friday started providing oxygen concentrators to patients in his parliamentary constituency. Verma's organization 'Rashtriya Swabhiman' has arranged 100 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi's death toll drops below 300, 14K recoveries in a day
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capital reported 8,506 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the lowest since April 10, while its daily positivity rate came down to 12.40 per cent in the last 24 hours, the Delhi governments daily health bulletin said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Azaan Sami Khan was inspired by MJ's 'Billie Jean' for new track 'Tu'
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Adnan Sami's son, singer Azaan Sami Khan, says he drew inspiration from the Michael Jackson classic "Billie Jean" for his new song "Tu".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Restrict people's movement into villages, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) With the rural areas of the state, which were largely unaffected by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, now showing a spike in the number of cases, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the villagers to restrict movement into their villages to only those who are free of the virus.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Turkish Grand Prix postponed as F1 shuffles calendar
Berlin, May 14 (IANS) The Turkish Grand Prix will not take place as scheduled next month and could be held later in the season as a consequence of the coronavirus numbers in the country, Formula One said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Shah Rukh Khan's Eid wish for fans: Be compassionate
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted Eid wishes to his fans on Friday evening, urging all to be compassionate and helpful towards others.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Piyush Goyal's PS Ravi Kant Gupta given premature repatriation
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal's Private Secretary Dr Ravi Kant Gupta was on Friday given premature repatriation to his parent cadre, an unexpected move by the government taken four years before he completed his tenure in the current posting.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K sees decline in new Covid cases, toll remains high
Srinagar, May 14 (IANS) With 3,027 new Covid cases reported in J&K on Friday, there has been a decline in the tally, but the number of daily deaths at 60 belied any hope that the pandemic was relenting in the Union Territory.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Parvati Sehgal says fans want her rude, negative avatar back on 'Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya 2'
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Parvati Sehgal says the personality of her character Komal in the show "Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya 2" has changed over two seasons, but fans want the old Komal back.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FIDC seeks relief for MSMEs benefited under RBI's Restructuring Framework 1.0
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) has sought loan restructuring for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) who benefited from the previous loan restructuring framework provided by the Reserve Bank of India amid the pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nadal takes revenge, crushes Zverev in Italy
Rome, May 14 (IANS) Exactly one week on from his quarter-final loss to Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open, Rafael Nadal took his revenge, defeating the German 6-3, 6-4 at the Italian Open on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Sterlite firing: Probe panel submits interim report to CM
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The single-member Justice (retd) Aruna Jagadeesan Commission, probing the anti-Sterlite riots and police firing in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi in May 2018 that claimed the lives of 14 people, submitted its first interim report to Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bata India appoints Gunjan Shah as new CEO
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Footwear major Bata India Limited on Friday announced the appointment of Gunjan Shah as its new Chief Executive Officer.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Commerce Minister discusses measures to enhance Covid vaccine production with the USTR
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal on Friday had a virtual meeting with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Chi Tai.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Parth Samthaan's biggest source of inspiration is MS Dhoni
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan, who is currently seen on the show "Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu", cites Indian cricketing ace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his biggest inspiration in life.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Resolution of pending issues of exporters would give impetus to trade: EEPC India Chairman
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The value of engineering goods shipments registered a year-on-year growth of 238.27% during April, 2021 owing primarily to lower base effect and strong demand from traditional markets. This shows recovery in external trade is very much on track and improved trade outlook, said EEPC India Chairman Mahesh Desai.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Two killed, two injured in Assam grenade attack
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and two others injured in a grenade attack at a market in Digboi town in Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday, police said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi's vaccine stock for 45+ to last for 2-3 days: AAP
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The national capitals Covaxin stock for the 45-plus age group and healthcare and frontline workers will last for two days, while the Covishield stock for the same beneficiaries would last for three more days, the Aam Aadmi Party said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oppn should not indulge in needless politics: Gambhir on police questioning
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) As the Congress attacked the Government over questioning by the Delhi Police of its Youth Wing President for arranging essentials for Covid patients, the BJP urged the main opposition party not to indulge in needless politics.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi: At my age, playing the lead is a huge deal
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) At 46, Siddhaanth Vir Surryavanshi essays the lead role of the show "Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti", and he says this would not have been possible for an actor of his age a while back.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbaikar orders mouthwash, Amazon sends a RedmiNote 10 phone!
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) A Mumbai resident, who recently ordered a Colgate mouthwash from Amazon.com, was shockd and surprised to receive a sleek new RedmiNote 10 phone instead.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Confidence biggest takeaway from ACL campaign: Fernandes
Goa, May 14 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goas attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes said on Friday that there were several takeaways from the teams recent campaign in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage E, the most important being "confidence".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Delhi Police perform last rites of elderly man whose family couldn't come from US
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Presenting a human face, the Delhi Police on Friday performed the last rites of an elderly person after his family members expressed their inability to come to India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Apple likely to unveil 3rd-gen Airpods on May 18: Report
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Apple might announce the third-generation AirPods and the recently rumoured HiFi, or high-fidelity Apple Music tier via a press release on its website on May 18.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jacqueline Fernandez: Let's be understanding and sympathise with all
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Friday appealed to her fans and followers to spread love, kindness and sympathy at a time when India is battling the deadly second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's trade performance improves in April
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's export performance continued to improve in April, according to Commerce Ministry data.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centralise vaccine purchase, decentralise distribution: Rahul
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the central government's vaccine policy, saying it is compounding problems and demanded that the vaccine purchase should be centralised and distribution decentralised.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka Home Minister turns constituency home into Covid care centre
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Karnataka's Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai handed over his house in his assembly constituency for use as a Covid Care Centre (CCC).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
After 75 deaths, Goa hires eight tractor drivers to ferry oxygen
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Even as 75 persons perished in four days due to oxygen shortage at Goa's top hospital, the state Health Ministry told the Bombay High Court in Goa, that eight "trained and experienced" tractor drivers had been hired from Maharashtra for transportation of oxygen trolleys to health facilities.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Opinion/Commentary
Raima Sen: OTT has given so much to us as actors and audience
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Raima Sen, who will be seen in the supernatural crime thriller web series "The Last Hour", feels the OTT space has given a lot to actors as well as audiences.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's April exports rise to over $30 bn
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The low base effect powered India's merchandise exports to grow by over 195 per cent on year-on-year basis last month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple to reduce Face ID scanner sensor size for iPhone 13: Report
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Apple is likely to reduce the size of Face ID scanner sensor by 50 per cent for iPhone 13.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Myanmar coup cements relations between pro-democracy protesters and armed rebels
New Delhi, May 14: The violence in Myanmar, continuing endlessly since the February 1 military coup, has brought unlikely groups together - peaceful civilian protesters and some of Myanmar's ethnic rebel groups fighting for independence.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Five children, rescuer drown in Punjab pond
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Five children drowned in a pond in a village in Punjab's Ludhiana on Friday, as well as a migrant who trying to save them, police said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22 to be issued at Rs 4,777 per gm
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2021-22 will be opened May 17-21, 2021, and the issue price during the subscription period shall be Rs 4,777 per gram.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MediBuddy, HCL to support India's Covid mitigation efforts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Digital healthcare platform MediBuddy has tied up with more than 350 top hospitals across 130 cities to strengthen the vaccine rollout across the country, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Centre, states must focus on containing Covid in rural sector ahead of Kharif sowing season
New Delhi, May 14: As Covid 19 pandemic hit Indias rural areas, the critical agriculture sector could be impacted. Reason? Sowing for the Kharif season typically starts from May-end but this year, due to the rising number of cases in the rural areas farming activities have started to get impacted.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Orissa,National
Odisha FC sign two defenders for upcoming ISL season
Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) Odisha FC on Friday signed defenders Sahil Panwar and Sebastian Thangmuansang ahead of the upcoming eighth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Why China's Wolf Warrior Diplomacy has begun to backfire
New Delhi, May 14: A Foreign Policy magazine report has recently spotlighted that Chinese President Xi Jinping appreciates the confrontational style of rhetoric called "wolf warrior diplomacy", that has been radiating from Beijing.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kerala curbs extended to May 23, triple lockdown in 4 districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said with the test positivity rate (TPR) in the state continuing to be high, it has been decided to extend the present lockdown till May 23, while four districts --Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram -- will come under a "triple lockdown".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Suneel Darshan recalls his association with Akshay Kumar
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Suneel Darshan goes down memory lane to recall his long association with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manjhi urge Nitish to provide jobless youth Rs 5,000 allowance
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Bihar's ruling NDA constituent Hindustani Awam Morcha's chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has demanded Rs 5,000 unemployment allowance for state youths in view of the economic crisis during lockdown period.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Death of 18 elephants in Assam 'mysterious', say experts
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Even as the authorities are saying that the 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning bolt in central Assam's Nagaon district, the wildlife experts are saying the tragic incident is very "mysterious" and demanded a thorough probe.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Tamil Nadu company converts part of its factory into Covid care centre
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Schwing Stetter India, a company based in Sriperumbudur, Chennai which is into manufacturing of concreting and constructing equipment, has converted a floor of its factory into a Covid-19 care centre.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Archer keen to play for RR if IPL rescheduled
London, May 14 (IANS) A fit-again tearaway England bowler Jofra Archer said on Friday that he would be more than willing to join his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals if the lucrative tournament is rescheduled.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Shreyas Talpade's theatre app to generate revenue to aid theatre artistes
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade has come forwards with an initiative to support theatre actors and live performing artistes amidst the ongoing pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shurbir Singh is chief nodal officer for Covid 19 management in Puducherry
Puducherry, May 14 (IANS) Shurbir Singh, the chief election officer of the Union Territory of Puducherry, has been appointed as the Chief nodal officer for Covid-19 management in the territory.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 second wave: India fights back, counters negative campaign (Comment)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) As COVID-19 cases rise in South Asia, some elements have launched a campaign suggesting India has not been able to handle the crisis. In the fight against COVID-19, India is following a human centric approach to furthering global good.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha Congress chief alleges phone-tapping by BJP regime
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole on Friday demanded a thorough probe into reports that his phone was allegedly tapped during the rule of former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party government around five years ago.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Plea in SC seeking probe into recovery of bodies from Ganga
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to conduct the investigation into over 100 corpses, found floating in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar, and Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and Unnao districts, amid the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Patients from other states can't be stopped at border: Telangana HC
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of hundreds of covid patients, primarily from Andhra Pradesh, being turned away by Telangana police, at the state borders, the Telangana High Court, on Friday, issued orders staying the state government's guidelines on entry of covid ambulances from other states.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Zidane says Real will 'go to the end' in La Liga title race
Berlin, May 14 (IANS) Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has said his side will go until the final minute in the La Liga title race after closing within two points of leaders Atletico Madrid. Madrid won 4-1 away to Granada to keep the pressure on the leaders with two games to go, while moving ahead of third-placed Barcelona who are a further two points back after their 3-3 draw at Levante earlier in the week.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Rescuer always greater than one who kills: Rahul on Police at IYC office (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Police Crime Branch officers visited the office of the Indian Youth Congress, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the government saying the rescuer is always greater than the one who kills.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
O2 shortage claims 13 more lives in Goa; 75 dead in 4 days (Roundup)
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Thirteen Covid patients died at Goa's apex government hospital, the Goa Medical College, in the early hours of Friday owing to oxygen mismanagement, even as the death toll of patients who died between 2 am and 6 am at the premier facility in the last four days reached 75.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
West Indies to host Australia, South Africa, Pakistan in June-August
Kingston, May 14 (IANS) West Indies are set for a busy home season between June and August with South Africa, Australia and Pakistan set to tour the islands for a combined four Test matches, 15 T20Is and three ODI matches.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad's Bharat Biotech to start producing vaccines in Pune too
Pune, May 14 (IANS) The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Ltd will soon start manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines in Pune, through subsidiary Biovet Pvt Ltd, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar announced on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kazakhstan extends humanitarian aid to India
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In accordance with instructions from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and guided by the principles of strategic partnership between the two states, the Kazakhstan government has provided humanitarian assistance to India during this serious epidemiological situation of Covid-19.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Swapna Suresh now arrested in 'sexual harassment' case against AI official
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) In relief for a 'whistle blower' Air India employee, Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, was on Friday arrested by the Crime Branch in the fabricated sexual harassment case against the official.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
With 4th highest active cases, Gehlot asks Centre to revise oxygen quota for state
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday drew the attention of the Prime Minister's office, Home Ministry and Union health minister towards Rajasthan that has the fourth-highest active cases at 2.11 lac, making 5.72% of the total active cases of the country.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Hussey tests negative, may fly home next week
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has tested negative and will leave for Australia hopefully over the next week, the franchise has said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Amid O2 crisis, Guv Koshyari takes stock of Covid situation in Goa
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) On a day when the death count at the states apex hospital -- Goa Medical College -- reached 75 in four days, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 scenario in the state through a virtual meeting with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Portugal to host Champions League final
Lisbon, May 14 (IANS) The Dragao Stadium, in the Portuguese city of Porto, will host on May 29 the final of the Champions League, involving the English teams from Manchester City and Chelsea, European football's governing body UEFA announced.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
180 Oxygen cylinders and three ventilators arrive from UAE to Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) 180 oxygen cylinders and 3 ventilators sent by the supporters of Alpha Palliative Care in the UAE arrived at Nammude Arogyam Community Hospital (NACH) in Mathilakam, Thrissur, on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen concentrators case: Delhi HC denies interim protection from arrest to Navneet Kalra till May 18
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Navneet Kalra in connection with alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators. Kalra has approached the High Court seeking anticipatory bail after a sessions court on Thursday dismissed Kalra's anticipatory bail plea.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Don't mislead about my Covid-19 status: SRH's Saha
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) cricketer Wriddhiman Saha on Friday urged people not to spread rumours that he was still Covid-positive, saying that it was still inconclusive as one test had come positive and the other negative.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PNB, DLF, Tata Steel top bought large cap stocks by MFs in April
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) As equity-linked mutual fund schemes witnessed a decline in net inflows in April, Punjab National Bank (PNB), DLF and Tata Steel were among the top bought stocks in large cap by mutual funds.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India needs its own crypto unicorns: Experts
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Stressing that India needs smart and sensible crypto regulation, leading cryptocurrency players in the country on Friday urged the government against the ban and sought engagement to build consensus on crypto regulation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Centre to supply 192L vax doses to states, UTs from May 16-31
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Centre on Friday announced to supply nearly 192 lakh Covid-19 vaccines 'free of cost to the states and the Union Territories (UTs) in the next fortnight from May 16 to 31.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gurugram: 340 home isolated patients receive O2 supply online
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) As many as 340 Covid patients placed in home isolation have received liquid oxygen cylinders at their doorstep by applying on an online portal, said Gurugram district administration officials. The administration has launched a door-to-door delivery service of oxygen cylinders.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Tibetan diaspora contributes Rs 5 crore to PM CARES Fund
Dharamsala, May 14 (IANS) The Tibetan diaspora in exile has contributed Rs 5 crore to the government of India's emergency fund -- the PM CARES Fund, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Hyundai, Kia to suspend plants next week on chip shortages
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia said on Friday they will suspend some of their assembly lines for several days next week due to semiconductor shortages.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Recoveries outnumber daily Covid cases 3rd time in 4 days
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Recoveries from Covid-19 registered at 3,44,776 in the last 24 hours, on Friday outnumbered India's daily new Covid cases for the third time in the last four days.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AAP Government failed to build oxygen storage capacity in Delhi: BJP
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A day after the AAP Government claimed the demand for oxygen in the national capital had reduced, the BJP said that people had lost lives due to the inability of the Delhi government to build storage capacity.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shriram Housing Finance to get Rs 500 cr capital infusion from parent
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a reaffirmation of its belief in the affordable and mid segment housing, Shriram City Union Finance has invested Rs 200 crore in its housing finance subsidiary, Shriram Housing Finance Ltd (SHFL).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cyclone Tauktae to lash Guj, Maha, Kerala coasts in 96 hrs (Ld)
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) With a low pressure area developing rapidly over the Lakshadweep Isles and the Arabian Sea, a powerful cyclonic storm is expected to manifest by Sunday and is likely to hit the coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Kerala in the next four days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Pooja Bisht opens up on her role in 'Flawed'
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bisht has opened up about her role in the upcoming web-series "Flawed".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chennai corp doubles zonal enforcement team members for strict lockdown
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has doubled its zonal enforcement team members from 15 to 30 to implement the lockdown measures strictly. A statement from Chennai corporation stated that each of the 15 zones will now have two enforcement teams to ensure a proper lockdown. The team includes officials from the police and revenue departments and officials from Chennai corporation.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Long stint in Bengaluru reason behind success: Hockey forward Gurjant
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Indian men's hockey forward Gurjant Singh feels the amount of time the boys spent together at the Bengaluru camp during the pandemic had helped them "build a natural understanding" and that was the reason behind the teams recent success.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Discord's new feature to help users find social audio rooms
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to take on the popular invite-only audio chat app 'Clubhouse', chat and communications platform 'Discord' has unveiled a new feature to make it easier to find social audio rooms.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sunny Leone: Hold your loved ones close to you
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Sunny Leone on Friday shared that her children Nisha, Asher, Noah, and husband Daniel Weber outdid themselves in making her feel special on her birthday, which was on May 13.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid victim dies 24 hours after rape in Bhopal hospital
Bhopal, May 14 (IANS) A 43-year-old Covid victim was raped by a ward boy at Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre last month, following which she died the next day.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drake lauds 'God's Plan' scholarship receiver for master's degree
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Rapper Drake was overjoyed to know a fan he had awarded a 2018 college scholarship has since graduated with a master's degree.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt to provide liquidity to exporters by fast customs, duty drawback refunds
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In an attempt to ensure liquidity for exporters in the difficult period of Covid pandemic, the government has decided to credit all customs refunds and duty drawback claims, made by them upto May 14, by the end of the month.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bollywood wishes for good health and happiness on Eid
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities extended good wishes and health to all on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSF seizes arms dropped by Pak drone in J&K's Samba
New Delhi/Jammu, May 14 (IANS) In another attempted aerial drop of arms in India from across the border, a drone was observed dropping its consignment in the Samba sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning, security officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
15L poppy plants seized in Himachal after 17-hr operation
Shimla, May 14 (IANS) After trudging the high mountains in a 17-hour-long operation amid heavy rain with the mercury dipping close to the freezing point, Himachal Pradesh Police seized over 15 lakh fully grown poppy plants, valued at Rs 10 crore, illegally spread over a vast stretch in the interiors of Mandi district, the police said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JLo: 'This Is Me?Then' is my favourite album I've ever done
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Latina pop superstar Jennifer Lopez on Friday shared that her 2002 album "This is me? Then" is her favourite among all the albums she has ever done so far.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cyclone Tauktae to hit Guj, Maha, Kerala coasts in 96 hrs
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) With a low pressure area rapidly developing over the Lakshadweep Isles and the Arabian Sea, a powerful cyclonic storm is expected to manifest by Sunday and likely to hit the coasts of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Kerala in the next four days, the IMD said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vindu Dara Singh: Farmers need to be addressed on priority
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Vindu Dara Singh made an appeal in support of India's protesting farmers on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya and Eid on Friday. The actor took to social media to suggest that the need of the farmers should be addressed on priority by the Indian government.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Malerkotla declared 23rd district of Punjab
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday declared Malerkotla as the 23rd district of the state, while announcing a slew of projects for the development of the historic city.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rescuer always greater than one who kills: Rahul on Police at IYC office (Ld)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Hours after Delhi Police Crime Branch officers visited the office of the Indian Youth Congress, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the government saying the rescuer is always greater than the one who kills.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paine clarifies on India comments after being slammed
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Australia Test captain Tim Paine was caught off-guard by the backlash on social media over his comments that the Indian cricket team is good at "creating these sideshows", which "distracted" his team and it went on to lose the final Test at the Gabba -- and with it the series 1-2.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tom Jones reacts to becoming oldest singer to top UK charts
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) Sir Tom Jones says he didnt expect to be alive at 80, and is so happy to be making music even at this age. The iconic singer was recently named the oldest man to have a UK number one album.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Scientists call for investigation into origins of Covid-19
New York, May 14 (IANS) More investigation is needed to determine the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, say a team of 18 scientists from Universities in the US, Canada, the UK and Switzerland.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Russia begins production of pipe blanks for Kundankulam N-plants
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Russia's integrated nuclear power player Rosatom on Friday said its machine building division has started stamping pipe blanks for main circulation pumps to be fitted in the Units 5 and 6 of the atomic power plants at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Vaccination for 18-45 years to begin in Goa from Sat: CM
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) The Goa government will launch a free vaccination drive for persons in the age group of 18-45 years from Saturday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
TN govt fixes charges for ambulances carrying Covid patients
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has fixed charges for ambulances carrying Covid 19 patients. The state health secretary J Radhakrishnan in an order issued on Friday said a basic patient transport ambulance can charge an amount of Rs 1500 for the first 10 km and Rs 25 for every additional kilometre.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Tough competition for Olympic slots in hockey squad: Neha
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India women's hockey player Neha Goyal said that she can't wait to play in the Tokyo Olympics and is doing whatever she can to make it to the team.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Paresh Rawal has a witty reaction to news of his death
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal on Friday reacted to a social media page claiming that he has passed away.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NSUI files missing plaint against Modi, BJP top brass
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) has filed a 'missing person' report with the Delhi Police against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of his Cabinet ministers, accusing them of running away amid the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Aid to kids who lost parents, families who lost earning members: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Delhi government announced on Friday that it will bear the cost of raising and educating children who have lost their parents, and also provide financial help to families and senior citizens who have lost their earning members during the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Grenade attack in Assam, one killed, 3 injured
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) At least one person was killed and three others injured in a grenade attack in eastern Assam's Tinsukia district on Friday, police said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sanjana Sanghi helps Covid-impacted underprivileged children, families
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Sanjana Sanghi on Friday announced that she will help Covid-infected underprivileged children and their families.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BSF recovers weapons consignment dropped by drone
Jammu, May 14 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition sent from Pakistan on a drone in the Samba sector, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
2 covid patients die as Telangana Police turn back Andhra ambulances
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) In a tragic turn of events, two patients from Andhra Pradesh died in the ambulance vehicles they were traveling in, as Telangana Police did not permit vehicles without valid online permits to cross the interstate border at Kurnool. The development took place at the Panchalingala checkpost on National Highway 44, on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mac Mohan's daughters' film 'Skater Girl' to premiere on June 11
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Late actor Mac Mohan's daughters Manjari and Vinati Makijany will be releasing their film "Skater Girl" on June 11. The sisters have written the film, with Vinati producing and Manjari directing it.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ClickPost adds 'essential' goods option on its platform
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Logistics intelligence platform ClickPost has announced the introduction of an 'essential' goods option on its platform.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Increasing gap between Covishield doses unlikely to impact efficacy: doctors
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Extending the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccines to 12-16 weeks from the earlier 6-8 weeks, is a reasonable approach and is unlikely to have a negative impact on the efficacy of the jabs, say doctors on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
MPEDA's mud crab hatchery technology gets patent
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) In a major boost to the country's aquaculture sector MPEDA-RGCA's mud crab hatchery technology, the only one of its kind in the country, has been granted a patent by the Controller General of Patent, Design and Trade Marks, Govt. of India, for 20 years from 2011 to 2030.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
4 killed in Kabul mosque blast during prayers
Kabul, May 14 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion inside a mosque in Kabul while Friday prayers were underway, Afghan police said in a statement.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
DMK government transfers 15 IPS officers
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Friday transferred 15 IPS officers. This is the third time in a week the government has enforced the transfer of IPS officers after the DMK government assumed office on May 7.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rising death toll causing mental health issues
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Ritesh Chaturvedi (name changed on request) is a senior journalist with a local daily.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi Police at IYC office asks about procuring of Covid meds, O2 cylinders
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Few officers of Delhi Police on Friday arrived at the office of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) to enquire how it has been managing to provide medicines, oxygen cylinders and several other things required by Covid patients.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Panchmukhi Doli' yatra taken out from Kedarnath Dham
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the rapid surge in coronavirus infections across the country, the 'Panchmukhi Doli' yatra (procession) of Lord of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand was taken out without massive gatherings on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Iranian reformist announces bid to run for Prez
Tehran, May 14 (IANS) Renowned Iranian reformist Mostafa Tajzadeh on Friday announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, the first time a regime critic has registered for the post in the Islamic Republic.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Nuclear process at Chernobyl plant under control: Experts
Kiev, May 14 (IANS) The fission reactions in uranium fuel masses of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) reported earlier pose no danger and the possibility of a disaster is minimal, according to Ukrainian experts.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Centre must support household sector directly: MOFSL
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) To mitigate the impact of much ferocious second Covid wave, Centre should support the household sector directly, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL) said in a study.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Turkish firm shuts down power supply to Lebanon
Istanbul, May 14 (IANS) Turkish company Karpowership on Friday said it had shut down electricity supplies to Lebanon after failing to resolve payment issues and legal threats.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Pre-register PUBG Mobile's Indian version on Play Store from May 18
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) PUBG Mobile, which is all set to re-launch in IndiaAas Battlegrounds Mobile India, is beginningApre-registrations for the gameon Play Store from May 18,ASouth Korean video game developer Krafton said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Idris Elba: 'Gimme five for peace'
London, May 14 (IANS) British star Idris Elba makes a beautiful appeal for peace in his new Instagram post on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM directs states to take strict action against oxygen hoarders
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday directed all the states to take strict action against hoarders of concentrated oxygen cylinders.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Probe ordered into minor UP boy selling liquor
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The UP Child Rights Commission has ordered a probe into an incident involving a minor boy allegedly seen selling alcohol at a liquor shop owned by his father in Moradabad district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taiwan residents urged to download app amid Covid resurgence
Taipei, May 14 (IANS) Taiwan residents were urged on Friday to download a social-distancing app after the island reported 29 locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases, a record increase in single-day infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Politics
Over 100 farmers fall victim to fraud in MP: Ex-Min
Bhopal, May 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's former Agriculture Minister Sachin Yadav has written to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan seeking action against those allegedly involved in deceiving over 100 farmers in Dhar district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S'pore again tightens Covid curbs
Singapore, May 14 (IANS) The Singapore's government on Friday tightened Covid-19 pandemic-related restrictions to a level not seen since mid-2020, banning dining at restaurants and capping events at 100 people.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Care Health Insurance launches initiatives for employees amid Covid
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Care Health Insurance has come up Covid support initiatives, including setting up Covid Holding Centre at their corporate office in Gurugram for its employees and their families.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Swapna Suresh arrested is fake sexual harassment case
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The travails of a whistle blower -- an Air India official -- found some relief on Friday when prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh, was arrested by the Crime Branch in a fabricated sexual harassment case against the official.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Irish health services hit by 'sophisticated' cyberattack
Dublin, May 14 (IANS) The Irish government's Health Service Executive (HSE) has shut down its information technology systems after being hit with what it described as "a significant ransomware attack" on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Ireland,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
Israel reports tunnel system destruction amid violence
Tel Aviv, May 14 (IANS) The Israeli Army said on Friday that it sent 160 aircraft into the violence-hit Gaza Strip to destroy a network of tunnels operated by Hamas, the Islamist party that controls enclave, as confusion and chaos continued between the two sides.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Kohli's training regime behind his superlative performances: Yousuf
Lahore, May 14 (IANS) Pakistan batting great Mohammad Yousuf was all praise for India captain Virat Kohli, whose performances according to him have been unbelievable. Yousuf said that Kohli's commitment to giving his everything in training is what sets him apart from the rest of his competitors.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
S.Korean President appoints new PM
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday appointed a new Prime Minister and four other ministers after a cabinet reshuffle last month for the final year of his five-year term.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
2-DG drug cuts down oxygen demand in Covid-19 patients:Process co-inventor
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The new Covid-19 adjuvant drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) impacts only the coronavirus affected cells and not the good cells in the human body, said one of the improved process inventors.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Colombian Foreign Minister resigns amid protests
Bogota, May 14 (IANS) Colombian Foreign Minister Claudia Blum has stepped down amid the ongoing violent anti-government protests in the country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Keep differences aside and focus on curbing Covid in Goa: Nadda
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief J.P. Nadda has asked Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane to keep aside their differences and focus on controlling the Covid pandemic in the state.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anushka and Virat's Covid fundraiser effort surpasses target, raises over 11 crore
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday shared that the Covid fundraiser she started with her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, has surpassed its target, raising Rs 11,39,11,820.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi IPS officer distributes immunity kits, masks to colleagues on the streets
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) It might not be sufficient to save them for long from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the initiative of a senior IPS officer to distribute immunity booster kits among his colleagues carrying out their duties in the field would boost their morale and help maintain law and order in the city when the second wave of the infection is at its peak.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi reports below 10K cases 1st time since April 10
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Delhi reported 8,500 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours, the first time in over a month when daily cases came below 10,000 as the positivity rate camr down to 12 per cent, on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
75 arrested in MP for black marketing of medicines, O2
Bhopal, May 14 (IANS) As many as seventy five persons have been arrested in Madhya Pradesh for alleged black marketing and adulteration of medicines and oxygen meant for Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Russian Orthodox leader urges fewer abortions to increase population
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) The Orthodox Church in Russia has called on women to refrain from abortions in an effort to help alleviate the demographic problem of the country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter likely to re-launch verification programme: Report
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly looking to re-open public applications for profile verification from next week.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
The Climb: Winsome indie humour (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)
The Climb (film on BookMyShow Stream); Cast: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Talia Balsam; Direction: Michael Angelo Covino; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2021-05-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pope Francis receives Argentine Prez
Vatican City, May 14 (IANS) Pope Francis has received Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez at the Vatican nearly five months after a historic abortion law was passed in the pontiff's native country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Holy See (vatican City State),Politics
Vax drive for 18+ in Gurugram hit due to shortage
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) Owing to acute shortage of the Covid-19 vaccine the vaccination drive for people in the 18 plus age category was suspended on Friday as the district health department ran out of doses, officials said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National
Covid curve is flattening, claims UP govt
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has claimed that the state has managed to flatten the Covid curve and limit the transmission of the deadly virus.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Penpa Tsering is new Tibetan govt-in-exile president
Dharamsala, May 14 (IANS) Former speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile and experienced administrator Penpa Tsering will be the next President of Tibetan government-in-exile, it was announced on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy
HC asks Centre to explain when Kerala will get vaccines
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Taking a strong position in the manner in which the slow process of vaccination is taking place in the state, the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the Centre to explain when will the state get the required quantity of vaccines.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bihar man turns crisis into opportunity, provides jobs to 35 people
Muzaffarpur, May 14 (IANS) Even as the Covid pandemic has battered many lives across India, some have turned this crisis into an opportunity.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
9 killed in Afghanistan on 1st day of Eid ceasefire
Kabul, May 14 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 17 others injured during explosions in Afghanistan's Kandahar and Kunduz provinces on the first day of an Eid ceasefire declared by the Taliban and the Kabul government, according to authorities.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Coronavirus deserves to live: Ex U'Khand CM
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) At a time when the whole world is seeking solution to get rid of the Covid pandemic, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the virus is a "living organism and it deserves to live".
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UP to bring out coffee table book on heritage trees
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The UP State Biodiversity Board will be publishing a coffee table book featuring some of the heritage trees found in the state.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
MHA reinstates IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry reinstated IPS officer Pankaj Chaudhary, whose dismissal was earlier revoked by Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Dental procedures during pandemic safe: Study
New York, May 14 (IANS) Want to go for a dental check-up but afraid due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic? Take heart, according to a small study SARS-CoV-2 infection risk at the dentist's office is low.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Sniffer dogs to identify Covid patients at Islamabad airport
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Authorities at the Islamabad airport have decided to bring in sniffer dogs to identify coronavirus-infected inbound travellers to the Pakistani capital city, the media reported on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid resurgence subdues equities, auto, metal stocks fall (Ld)
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Economic impact of Covid resurgence dented investors' sentiments during Friday's afternoon trade session.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NIA arrests PLA lieutenant for ambush killing of Assam Rifle personnel
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough relating to the ambush killing of Assam Rifle personnel in 2017, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested absconding accused Mayanglambam Siromani, a self-styled Lieutenant of Peoples's Liberation Army/ Revolutionary People's' Front (PLA/RPF).
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
L&T arm bags contracts worth Rs 2,500-5,000 cr for Chennai Metro
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro has secured orders worth Rs 2,500-5,000 crore from its heavy civil infrastructure business in India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Something the boys have earned: Shastri on No.1 Test ranking
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed the team for retaining their position at the top of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings for the fifth consecutive year.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kaushal Kishore: There are no boundaries in independent music
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Lyricist Kaushal Kishore says writing songs for films or shows is very different from penning independent songs, and notes how the audience today is more aware of all the people associated with the making of a song, beyond just the stars of the music videos.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rapper Naezy pays homage to Mumbai in new song
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) 'Kasa Kai', a new upbeat track by Rapper Naezy and producer Shikhar Yuvraj Manchanda, is an ode to the rapper's beloved city Aamchi Mumbai, in which the makers check in on their fans and spread a dash of positivity during these testing times. It was launched on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Cinema/Showbiz
S.Korea mulls talks with Japan over nuke water release
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korea is considering ways to have consultations with Japan over its plan to dump radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, local media reported on Friday citing the Foreign Ministry.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
6 persons detected with Black Fungus in Patna
Patna, May 14 (IANS) While corona wreaks havoc in Bihar, cases of Black Fungus have also been detected in Patna.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Goa oxygen shortage claims 13 more; 75 dead in 4 days
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Thirteen Covid patients died at Goa's apex government hospital, the Goa Medical College, in the early hours of Friday owing to oxygen mismanagement, even as the death toll of patients who died between 2 am and 6 am at the premier facility reached 75 in four days.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Senate Republicans to make infrastructure counter-offer: Biden
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that Senate Republicans will give him a revised infrastructure offer next week as the two sides seek compromise on the issue.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
JIBS conducts virtual session on 'Stress Management and Performance Enhancement'
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) With an aim to equip students about the spectrum of techniques that can be used in effective stress management, Jindal Institute of Behaviourial Sciences (JIBS) under the aegis of O.P Jindal Global University organised a special virtual session on 'Stress Management and Performance Enhancement on May 14.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Labouring in paddy field makes good pre-season workout: Amarjit
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The rectangular patch of green grass means the world to most football players. While they weave their way around opponents in search of a goal, India midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam has found another patch of green that he is quite drawn to during the off-seasons -- the paddy fields.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Aus universities left to bleed by federal budget'
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) A top official at one of Australia's most prestigious universities warned on Friday that the sector has been "left to bleed" by the federal budget.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Education
Disney+ now has 103M paid subscribers
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Disney's video-on-demand streaming service Disney+ now has more than 103 million global paid subscribers, the company said in its Q2 earnings report.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia
Jakarta, May 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scaled rocked Indonesia's North Sumatra province on Friday, but did not have the potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
UNSC to hold open meeting on Israel-Palestine violence
United Nations, May 14 (IANS) The UN Security Council will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss the escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Three undertrials killed in gang war inside Chitrakoot jail
Chitrakoot (UP), May 14 (IANS) Three undertrials were killed in a gang war inside the high-security Chitrakoot jail on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aus govt can detain refugees indefinitely under new laws
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) The Australian parliament has passed laws that give the government the power to detain refugees indefinitely.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Virus levels in Hyd lakes gave early warning of Covid waves: Study
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Apart from confirming that Hyderabad's iconic Hussain Sagar Lake is teeming with the dreadful coronavirus, researchers have found that the dynamic of viral load in the water serves as an early warning signal of impending pandemic waves.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Oxygen Express delivers 80 MT of O2 in TN
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu received 80 MT of oxygen on Friday by the Oxygen Express train which arrived from Durgapur in West Bengal.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
KTF protests Muraleedharan's action against Asianet TV
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) The Kerala Television Federation -- the body of the Malayalam TV channels owners on Friday protested the action of Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan after he decided to keep out Asianet TV channel from his official press meets.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Politics
Actor sues TikTok for allegedly using her voice without consent
Toronto, May 14 (IANS) Chinese short video platform TikTok is being sued by a voice actor who claims her voice was used in the viral text-to-speech feature, without her permission.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Canada,Technology
Australia may go India's way, have more domestic teams
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Australia's premier domestic cricket competition, Sheffield Shield, could see additional sides in future if Cricket Australia adopts a recommendation made by one of its former captains.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Two IAF officers from J&K elevated to Air Vice Marshal rank
New Delhi, May 14: In a historic development for Jammu and Kashmir, two senior officers of the Union Territory?and both alumni of Sainik School Nagrota?have been promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal in the Indian Air Force (IAF). This is only for the second time that someone from J&K has risen to this senior rank and for the first time that two Air Commodores from the UT have simultaneously become Air Vice Marshal.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Jio comes up with special initiatives for JioPhone users amid pandemic
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Jio has come up with special initiatives for the pandemic period including free 300 minutes of outgoing calls per month for the entire period of the pandemic, to JioPhone users who have not been able to recharge due to the ongoing pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China's moves in Kiribati jolts the QUAD
New Delhi, May 14: China is planning to revamp a remote but strategically located airstrip on a remote island in Kiribati, a move that has jolted two key countries belonging to the Indo-Pacific QUAD, the US and Australia.
2021-05-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National
1st Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST (Ld)
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Friday announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1 received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Modi releases 8th instalment of Rs 19,000 cr for PM-KISAN scheme
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth instalment of financial benefits worth Rs 19,000 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme to benefit more than 9.5 crore farmers that includes first-time beneficiaries in West Bengal.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
First Sputnik dose given in Hyd, priced at Rs 948+GST
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Thursday announced that the first consignment of imported doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that landed in India on May 1 received regulatory clearance from the Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli, on May 13.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3rd locally-transmitted Covid case reported in China
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) China's Anhui province on Friday reported its third locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, according to health authorities.
2021-05-14
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Covid outcomes may be more severe in children: Study
New York, May 14 (IANS) Children with Covid-19 may not display typical symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, therefore more screening and vigilance are required, researchers warned.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
9 wounded in US shooting
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Nine people were injured, with three in critical condition, in a shooting incident in the US state of Rhode Island, local media reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
2 TN cops lose life even after both shots of vaccine
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Assistant Commissioner of Police, Easwaran, 52, and Special Sub Inspector, Ravi, 57, lost their lives in the fight against Covid.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
1,504 UK police officers investigated for misconduct
London, May 14 (IANS) At least 1,504 police officers and staff in England and Wales have been investigated for misconduct in the past two years by the UK's Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), a report said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Philippines bans travellers from Oman, UAE
Manila, May 14 (IANS) The Philippines will ban international arrivals from Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting from Saturday amid concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Choose the right amount of SPF in your sunscreen
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) SPF known as Sun Protection Factor is an indicator of how effectively it can protect the skin from harmful of the sun rays. We need to buy a good sunscreen with a good amount of SPF. But we also need to keep in mind certain factors while choosing the right SPF.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Celebrities rally together to raise life-saving funds for 'I Breathe for India: Covid Crisis Relief'
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Actress Lara Dutta and Sports Scientist Shayamal Vallabhjee joined hands with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), a non-profit headquartered in Silicon Valley for 'I Breathe For India Campaign: Covid Crisis Relief', a virtual fundraising campaign to help India battle the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sonia, Rahul condole demise of Times Group chairperson Indu Jain
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday condoled the demise of Times Group chairperson Indu Jain.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Asim Riaz drops debut rap song 'Back to start' on Eid
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" star and model Asim Riaz dropped his debut track as a rapper on the occasion of Eid on Friday. Titled "Back to start", Asim has written his debut song besides singing it.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Palestinian death toll from Israeli strikes reach 103 (Ld)
Gaza, May 14 (IANS) The death toll of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip increased to 103, as violent clashes between the two sides continued unabated.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Divyanka Tripathi on being away from Vivek Dahiya for 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' shoot
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi, who is currently shooting in Cape Town for the stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11" says that it was tough leaving her husband, actor Vivek Dahiya, at home.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why diets don't work in the long term, lifestyle changes do
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) For decades, diet conversations globally have ranged from the simple and straightforward to elaborate and convoluted, the latter sometimes even bordering on crazy. In today's digital age, before you can say cheese, a new diet would have garnered a global following, with everyone from a lay person to experts swearing by its efficacy.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Radiance: The Basquiat Show
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Christie's collaborates with HomeArt to present an exceptional and historical group of eleven works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Radiance: The Basquiat Show offers an outstanding opportunity to reveal Basquiat's oeuvre to the Asian public, covering the artist's most important years of production, from 1981 to 1986, each work has an iconic story to tell, and together, bear witness to the birth of a revolutionary visual language.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
6.0-magnitude quake jolts Japan's Fukushima
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Friday, according to authorities.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
'Friends: The Reunion' to premiere on May 27
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS)   The much-awaited Friends reunion special will be premiering on May 27.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Mixing Covid vax doses safe, can raise side effects: Lancet
London, May 14 (IANS) Mixing Covid-19 vaccine doses -- second dose from a different brand than the first -- is safe, but may present more frequent mild side-effects such as a headache, chills or a fever, showed results of a preliminary study published in the Lancet.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ex-Defence Minister renews talks with Netanyahu to form govt
Tel Aviv, May 14 (IANS) Former Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett, also leader of the pro-settler party of Yamina, has renewed talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Myanmar Army uses artillery on resistance town
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Myanmar's brutal army, or the Tatmadaw, has pounded the Mindat town in the country's Chin state bordering India's Mizoram state with artillery fire in an unusual escalation of repression.
2021-05-14
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Telangana girl designs low-cost housing solution for poor
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Coming from a modest background and nurtured amid hardships, Perala Manasa Reddy knows what it means for an underprivilege to have an own house.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Eid Mubarak: Feast to your hearts content
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Feasting on Eid typically includes a Biryani no matter which part of the country you reside in. The legacies of biryani and pulao are an important part of the India's history. Deeply woven into the country's culinary heritage, this delectable dish and its various preparations showcase India's deep rooted relationship with rice, culminating in an exceptional repertoire of regional variants with distinctive flavours and culinary styles capturing the essence of their locale.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cancer and Covid-19? Here's what you should do
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) We face an unprecedented and exponential tsunami of Covid-19 positive, leading to a near-collapse of our healthcare system. Mortality due to the infection is mostly due to severe injury to the lungs causing respiratory failure. With the current shortage of oxygen faced in many hospitals across, the country faces a national emergency causing most of our hospital resources to be directed towards Covid-19 care alone.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Prez, PM greet nation on Eid
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Oli reappointed as Nepal PM
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as 42nd new Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Techstars Bangalore picks 9 startups for 3rd cohort in India
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Mentorship-driven Techstars Bangalore on Friday announced it has selected nine Indian startups for its third cohort in India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Oxygen production at Sterlite Copper smelter hits technical snag
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Oxygen production at Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter plant - Sterlite Copper- in Thoothukud was affected due to technical snag, the company said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
1st active-duty service member charged over US Capitol riots
Washington, May 14 (IANS) A US Marine Corps officer was arrested and charged with assaulting policemen during the January 6 Capitol riots, making him the first active-duty service member charged for his role in the violence, according to the Justice Department.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
GoAir files DRHP for Rs 3,600 cr IPO
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir has filed a 'Draft Red Herring Prospectus' (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to raise up to Rs 3,600 crore.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
US weekly unemployment claims drop to 473,000
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US dropped to 473,000, a new low since the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the labour market early last year, the Labour Department reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pinterest to test livestreaming with 21 creators this month
San Francisco, May 14 (IANS) Social media firm Pinterest is entering the live-streaming business with a virtual event with 21 creators this month.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sharad Kelkar on solo lead film: It's not a big-budget film with lot of money riding on me
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Actor Sharad Kelkar is all set for the release of his first solo lead film, the thriller "Deja vu". He won't get weighed down by pressure because he feels pressure only leads to things going wrong.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Community health centres to have 50 oxygen beds in every UP district
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed all the Commissioners and District Magistrates to identify and strengthen the infrastructure in at least two community health centres (CHCs) in every district with 50 oxygen beds in each division as L1 facility so that the pressure on the city hospitals and L2 and L3 facilities is reduced to a certain extent.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Eid Mubarak: Volunteers across faiths come together to fight Covid-19
New Delhi, May 14 (IANSlife) Humanity shines forth in crisis as people come together across lines of caste, class and faith in the fight against Covid-19. The pandemic has proven to be a medical and humanitarian crisis which continues to ravage families and communities. Voluntary support from individuals and various organisations is coming forth as a godsend. Working day and night to save lives on-ground, volunteers from various religion-based and cause-based organisations give hope in this deepening war on coronavirus.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Namdhari sect empowering slum kids with education
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) An open-air school set up by the Namdhari sect of Sikhism led by spiritual head Thakur Dalip Singh in a street of Jalandhar city in Punjab, which is acclaimed for providing free quality education to slum children, is now providing them coaching to empower them amidst the uncertainty posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Religion
US embargo affects Cuban agriculture amid pandemic
Havana, May 14 (IANS) The US embargo against Cuba continues to affect the island-nation's agricultural system, a high-ranking government official said here.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Arm twisting tactics of Kerala Cong (M) won't work with Left
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Gone are the days when Kerala Congress (M) as the third biggest ally in the Congress-led UDF, could be a bother with their arm twisting tactics for in the present ruling CPI-M led Left such designs will not work.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Haaland, Sanchi fire Dortmund to 5th German Cup title
Berlin, May 14 (IANS) Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho scored a brace each as Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 4-1 in the German Cup final for their fifth title in the event.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trial of 3 ex-police officers charged over George Floyd's death delayed
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The trial of three former US police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the murder of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis under custody last year, has been delayed until March 2022, a judge has ruled.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Liverpool renew top four push with 4-2 win over United
Manchester, May 14 (IANS) Jurgen Klopp tasted victory at Old Trafford for the first time as Liverpool breathed new life into their top-four push with a thrilling 4-2 win in the rearranged fixture against Manchester United.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Spain's Parliament approves law on climate change
Madrid, May 14 (IANS) The Spanish Congress of Deputies, the lower chamber in Parliament, has approved a law on climate change and energy transition aimed at drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Ukraine, France sign agreements worth $1.5bn
Kiev, May 14 (IANS) The governments of Ukraine and France have signed four framework agreements worth over 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion), the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kiev reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Israel-Gaza fighting will take time to end: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the continued fighting with the Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip "will take time" to end.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Fuel prices rise sharply again after day's break
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Maintaining its rising trend, fuel prices increased again on Friday just after a day of pause with state-owned fuel retailers hiking rates of petrol and diesel by 29 paisa and 34 paisa per litre respectively in the national capital.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Equity indices turn flat; auto, metal stocks fall
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The key Indian equities pared initial gains to trade on a flat note on Friday morning.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Panneerselvam's brother Balamurugan passes away
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam's younger brother O. Balamurugan passed away at Periyakulam in Theni district on Friday morning.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Ex-Maldivian Prez flown to Germany for treatment
Male, May 14 (IANS) Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was flown to Germany for further treatment of his injuries sustained during an attack last week, local media reported.
2021-05-14
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
TN issues guidelines for optimal use of O2
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) After facing acute shortage of medical oxygen with several hospitals in the state not being able to accommodate patients for want of oxygen beds, the Tamil Nadu state government has issued guidelines for optimal usage of oxygen.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
ICC considering expanding T20 World Cup to 20 teams: Report
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly considering expanding the T20 World Cup to 20 teams from its current number of 16.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UK anxious about Indian Covid variant: PM
London, May 14 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his country is "anxious" about the coronavirus variant detected in India and the government is "ruling nothing out" to tackle its spread.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Israeli Border Police reserves called to quell violent clashes
Jerusalem, May 14 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has called Border Police reserves to boost efforts to deal with ongoing violent Jewish-Arab clashes throughout the country.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Indian origin man busted in US for letting Tesla car autodrive from back seat
New York, May 14 (IANS) An Indian origin man who pulls off stunts to flaunt his wealth was arrested in California for letting his Tesla car illegally "autodrive", but as soon as he was let out he bought a new one and repeated the stunt, according to media reports.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Rakul Preet Singh: It boils down to when people start appreciating your work
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Rakul Preet Singh is a self-made star. In over just seven years since her Bollywood debut, in the 2014 film "Yaariyan", she has negotiated well the uphill task of dealing with the outsider tag, and is today one of the busiest actresses in the Hindi film industry.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Popular police officer-turned-actor PC George passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Popular police officer-turned-Malayalam film actor P.C. George passed away at a private hospital in Thrissur on Friday, said industry sources.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
SL to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days
Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have decided to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days even if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a new variant has been spreading across the island nation, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India records 3.43L Covid cases & 4K deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Friday reported 3,43,144 new Covid cases and 4,000 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin appreciates Madurai auto driver Gururaj
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) While autorickshaw drivers in Tamil Nadu have earned a notorious reputation for overcharging, not adhering to the meter charges, refusal to ply short distances but there are exceptions to this.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Twitter finally brings DM search bar to Android
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Twitter has finally brought Direct Message (DM) search to the Android ecosystem, after launching the feature on iOS devices two years ago
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP Covid test teams visit 32M houses in remote areas
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) In a clear indication that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is aggressively trying to check the spread of coronavirus in rural areas, Covid test teams have visited over 3 crore houses across the state in a week.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chennai Corporation to conduct massive vax drive from Friday
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation will conduct a massive vaccination drive for the next three days beginning Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's most populous province extends stay-at-home order
Ottawa, May 14 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has announced the extension of its stay-at-home order against Covid-19 for two more weeks till early June.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
S Korea's logic chip capacity to further shrink as US expands
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Korea's capacity share in the advanced logic chip market is likely to decline further down the road, a report showed on Friday, as the US pushes to beef up its presence by attracting more global semiconductor firms to build factories on its turf.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
NCC cadets in Kerala join Covid duty
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) With Covid surge reaching greater heights in Kerala, the NCC, the largest uniformed youth organization of the World, as part of "Ex Yogdaan" is assisting the civil administration.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Man throws wife off third-floor balcony after dispute
Meerut, May 14 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman died after being allegedly thrown off the balcony of the third floor building by her drug addict husband.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Homegrown audio chat app fireside crosses 1 lakh downloads
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Homegrown audio-only app fireside, from the house of short-video making platform Chingari, on Friday said it has crossed 1 lakh downloads in just a week of Beta announcement.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Biden to raise cybercrime issue in talks with Putin
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that the Kremlin was not behind last week's cyberattack on a key fuel pipeline, adding he would raise the issue of cybercrime during talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 of a marriage party killed in UP accident
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), May 14 (IANS) Three persons of a marriage party were killed when an SUV carrying them overturned on the Agra-Kanpur highway.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung expands blockchain support on Galaxy smartphones
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Friday it has expanded support for blockchain users trading virtual assets on its Galaxy smartphones amid rising interest in cryptocurrencies.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Probe ordered into riverside burial in Unnao
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), May 14 (IANS) The Unnao district administration has ordered a probe after some bodies were found buried along the Ganga riverbank in the district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mother-daughter end lives by consuming poison in UP
Pilibhit, May 14 (IANS) A woman and her daughter allegedly ended their lives by consuming poison at Madhotanda town of Pilibhit district in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fully-vaccinated Americans don't need masks: US CDC
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will no longer recommend masks for Americans, who have been fully-vaccinated against Covid-19, indoors or outdoors, including in crowds, according to its new guidance.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More bodies found floating in Varanasi, Chandauli
Varanasi, May 14 (IANS) Seven more bodies, including a partially burnt one, have been recovered from the Ganga river in Varanasi and adjoining Chandauli district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lebanese security forces deny Hezbollah's involvement Israel rocket firings
Beirut, May 14 (IANS) Lebanese security forces have denied any involvement of the Hezbollah group in firing three rockets towards northern Israel.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Fuel supply will take time to normalise: Biden
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that the country's fuel supply will take time to normalise as the operator of a key fuel pipeline has restarted operations after a cybersecurity attack.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
June - an auspicious start of summer in England for Indian cricket (Column: Close-in)
The famous quote by Jean Hersey, 'June is the gateway to summer' is perfect as regards Indian cricket teams that tour England. India's first ever Test match was played at Lord's, London, on June 25, 1932. On that very date 51 years later, India won the World Cup at the same venue.
2021-05-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Italy's Covid indicators continue to improve
Rome, May 14 (IANS) Italy's main coronavirus indicators has continued to improve, more than two weeks into the country's latest easing of restrictions, as vaccine rollout is gaining steam nationwide.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Kerala hit hard by drop in remittances as 1.2mn workers return: World Bank
United Nations, May 14 (IANS) Kerala has been hit hard by the drop in remittances from the Gulf countries from where about 1.2 million workers returned to the state due to the Covid-driven layoffs, according to the World Bank.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,International
Greece reopens to vaccinated int'l tourists
Athens, May 14 (IANS) Greece will reopen to international tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 starting from Friday, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa to travel to ISS
Tokyo, May 14 (IANS) Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, CEO of Start Today, Ltd., has started preparations for a tour to the International Space Station (ISS).
2021-05-14
Category: International, Japan,International
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 160.8mn
Washington, May 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 160.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.34 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Because other diseases don't go away even during Covid
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Mummu Nanhu Muhammad continues to talk in Bangla. This former police officer from Bangladesh knows we cannot understand him. His bespectacled son, Tasmin (19), an engineering student, who is being treated at PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research), Chandigarh, for an immune system disorder at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre (APC) smiles and translates.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aditya Chopra donates YRF 50 celebration budget to Covid-19 aid
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Filmmaker Aditya Chopra is giving the entire budget of Yash Raj Films (YRF) 50 years celebration to aid the industry and daily-wage earners, at a time when the country is battling with the deadly second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andrew Garfield too 'sensitive' for social media
Los Angeles, May 14 (IANS) "The Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield says he wants to stay away from social media because he is too sensitive and it wouldn't benefit his mental health.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Elton John called Olly Alexander to ask if he'd perform at BRITs
London, May 14 (IANS) Musician Olly Alexander, who recently performed at the BRIT Awards with Elton John, says the legendary English singer-songwriter personally requested him to do so.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel-Gaza tension continues, death toll of Palestinians climbs to 83
Gaza, May 14 (IANS) Tension between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip continued on Thursday, while the Hamas-run health ministry officials said the death toll in the besieged coastal enclave has climbed to 83.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Putin proposes awards for Kazan school staffers after deadly shooting
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the "heroic" deeds of staffers of a school in the city of Kazan, where a gunman shot nine people dead two days ago, and proposed state awards for them.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Bangladesh records 1,290 new Covid
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,290 new Covid-19 cases and 31 new deaths on Thursday, making the tally at 778,687 and death toll at 12,076, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Myanmar reports 7 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon, May 14 (IANS) Myanmar reported seven Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the tally in the country to 143,004, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Covid cases decline to 35,297 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) Reversing over the month-long trend, new Covid cases in Karnataka declined to 35,297 in a day, while deaths due to the infection reduced to 344 during the day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Centre refutes NGO's claim of 'bench avoidance' in Chardham project case
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday strongly objected in the Supreme Court the claims of an NGO stating that it was involved in 'bench avoidance in a case connected to road widening in the Chardham highway project.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Drive-in vaccination for 2nd shot of Covishield for 45+ in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 14 (IANS) In collaboration with Park Plus and DLF City Centre Mall, the health department of Gurugram administration will organise a day-long 'drive-in vaccination' programme to administer the second dose of Covishield to the 45+ age group at the DLF City Centre Mall on MG Road on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka to float global tender to procure 2 cr Covid vaccines
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to float a global tender to procure 2 crore additional Covid vaccines to bridge the gap between demand and supply.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IOA hopes public opinion will change in favour of hosting Olympics
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Despite public opposition to the hosting of Tokyo Olympic Games during Covid-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says success of the mega event will change public opinion.
2021-05-13
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Dr Devi Shetty to head K'taka task force for Covid 'third wave'
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) With a large section of health experts across the country predicting the possibility of a third Covid wave, Karnataka on Thursday decided to set up a high-level task force, headed by famous heart surgeon Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, to prepare for it.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi has adequate beds, oxygen now, fix uniform rate for vaccines: AAP to Centre
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Delhi government said on Thursday that while the national capital has adequate ICU beds and medical oxygen stock in the government-run hospitals and private healthcare centers, the Centre should fix a uniform rate for vaccines.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Buhler finishes on podium in Andalucia Rally
Villamartin (Spain), May 13 (IANS) Hero MotoSports Team Rally built on its strong result in the Prologue stage to deliver a strong performance in the first stage of the Andalucia Rally on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Spain to allow fans in some stadia during La Liga
Madrid, May 13 (IANS) Fans could be allowed back into some of the stadia during La Liga's last two rounds this season.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Let PAC examine vaccination Policy, Adhir urges LS Speaker
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, on Thursday asked Speaker Om Birla to let the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee examine the government's coronavirus vaccination policy.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New captain Perera wants Sri Lanka to play fearless cricket
Colombo, May 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new ODI skipper Kusal Perera on Thursday said he wants his team to play fearless cricket. His first assignment as in-charge of Sri Lankan team is a three-match ODI series in Bangladesh beginning on May 23.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Italian Open: Ashleigh enters quarter-finals, to face Coco
Rome, May 13 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty beat Veronika Kudermetova 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of Italian Open tennis on Thursday. She will now face Coco Gauff, who beat last week's Madrid Open champion Aryna Sabalenka 7-5, 6-3.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Telangana imposes curbs on Covid patients from other states
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Covid patients from other states travelling to Telangana for admission into hospitals will now have to take a prior appointment with hospitals and authorisation letter from the state authorities.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Archer will be key for England in Ashes: Steve Waugh
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said on Thursday that pace bowler Jofra Archer will be key for England during the Ashes series Down Under later this year.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Assam coordinator moves SC seeking re-verification of NRC list
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The Assam coordinator of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has urged the Supreme Court for a "comprehensive and time-bound re-verification of the citizens list", highlighting "major irregularities" in the process, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Assam taking all steps to rescue ONGC engineer from ULFA-I: CM
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that the state government is taking all possible steps to rescue ONGC engineer Ritul Saikia from captivity of the outlawed ULFA-I.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Terrorism
Opener Shafali signs contract for Women's Big Bash
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India women's team batter Shafali Verma will represent a Sydney franchise in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) this year.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat orders mass promotion for Class 10 board students
Gandhinagar, May 13 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Thursday announced that the Board examinations for Class 10, slated this month, have been cancelled in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation and all regular students will be promoted to Class 11.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Andhra reports high Covid numbers drspite low testing for 2nd day
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) For the second day in a row, Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported high Covid numbers despite testing relatively lower number of people.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chopra, other Indian javelin throwers to miss Muller GP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India's leading javelin throwers, including Jakarta Asian Games champion and Olympic bound Neeraj Chopra, will miss the Muller Grand Prix in Gateshead, Great Britain, this month due to pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Modi, Shah condole Manipur BJP chief Tikendra Singh's demise
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP President J.P. Nadda on Thursday mourned the demise of the partys Manipur unit Chief S. Tikendra Singh, who fell prey to Covid-19 at a hospital in Imphal.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20 lakh doses needed to continue vaccination in Raj: Minister
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Thursday said that the vaccination drive is being affected in the state due to lack of vaccines, and around 20 lakh doses are urgently required to carry on with it.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt welcomes Centre's decision to invite other firms to produce Covaxin
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid reports of vaccine shortage coming from different parts of the country, the Centre and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech on Thursday exppressed their willingness to invite other companies to produce Covaxin in a bid to ramp up vaccine production in the country.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Paine backs Smith as Aussie Test captain after he quits
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Australia skipper Tim Paine has backed Steve Smith to return at helm once he quits captaincy of the national team.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Holder among 8 Barbados Tridents retentions for 2021 CPL
Kingston, May 13 (IANS) The Barbados Tridents said on Thursday that captain Jason Holder, along with his fellow Barbadians Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Justin Greaves, Nyeem Young and Joshua Bishop have, been retained for the 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Centre challenges SC interpretation of 102nd Constitutional Amendment
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Centre has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court in connection with its judgment conferring the President with the sole power for identification of a community as backward and its eligibility for reservation benefits.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IMD predicts heavy rains, thunderstorms in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted heavy rains and thunderstorms across Karnataka over the next two days due to the formation of a low pressure area over the Arabian Sea.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
NHRC notice to Bihar, UP over bodies floating down the Ganga
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday served notice to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the Union Water Resource Ministry after hundreds of dead bodies were found in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar, and Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur and Ballia districts.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nadal, Djokovic enter quarters of Italian Open
Rome, May 13 (IANS) Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic reached quarter-finals of the Italian Open in contrasting style here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
FM hands over first batch of houses under special window project
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday handed over possession to homebuyers virtually as the Centre's Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completed its first residential project.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shooter Apurvi will gradually increase intensity after Covid: Coach
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound rifle shooter Apurvi Chendela will gradually increase intensity at the Indian national camp in Zagreb, Croatia, as she is yet to recover fully from a bout of Covid-19, said her coach Rakesh Manpat on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vaccine availability to remain a challenge till July, says KTR
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Supplies of Covid-19 vaccines will only start meeting demand across the country by late July or early August and till then, it is going to be a challenge, Telangana Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra floats global tender to procure Covid vaccine
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) Faced with acute shortage of Covid vaccines amid a raging pandemic, the Andhra Pradesh government has decided to procure vaccines beyond the current options comprising Covishield and Covaxin.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid strategy remains same irrespective of variants: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the strategy against coronavirus remains the same, irrespective of its variants.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mentally disabled woman spent 2 days with bodies of mother, brother in B'luru
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 47-year-old mentally disabled woman spent two days with the bodies of her mother and brother at their house in the Rajarajeshwari Nagar residential locality in the city.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Railways delivers 7,115 MT of oxygen to states
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday said that its Oxygen Expresses have delivered more than 7,115 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to several states.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centre should have floated global tender for vaccines: Gehlot
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said that it would have been better had the Central government floated global tenders which could have ensured availability of Covid vaccines in planned manner in states.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid recovery rate improves further in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana's daily count of Covid-19 cases dropped further while the state also improved its recovery rate.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Research mucormycosis, arrange for its medicines, Gehlot to Centre
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday expressed concern on cases of mucormycosis of "black fungus" being reported amongst patients who have recovered from coronavirus and urged the Centre to carry a comprehensive research on the malady and arrange for its medicines in sufficient quantity.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
IISc developing oxygen concentrator, vaccine for Covid patients
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) The premier Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is developing a low-cost oxygen concentrator and anti-Covid vaccine, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
President, VP greet people on Eid-ul-Fitr
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu have greeted the people of India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Satoshi Uchida becomes new head of SMIPL
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In a global management rejig, Satoshi Uchida has become the head of Suzuki Motor Corporation's two-wheeler subsidiary Suzuki Motorcycle India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid death rate stays high in J&K, 55 more succumb
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) As the Covid-related death rate continued to stay high, J&K on Thursday recorded 55 deaths and 4,356 new cases during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Google, SpaceX join hands for Starlink Internet connectivity
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that it has joined hands with the Elon Musk-run SpaceX to use the space company's growing satellite Internet service -- Starlink -- with its cloud unit.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Economic normalcy in India by Aug-Sept, predicts CLSA
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to peak in India by June, and economic normalisation is likely by August-September, as per foreign brokerage CLSA.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Looking to take India team ahead: New women's coach Powar
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar, who was appointed Indian women's head coach on Thursday, said that he would try and take the team forward.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi citizens over 45 to get anti-Covid jabs at government schools
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Residents of the national Capital aged 45 and above will now be able to get anti-Covid vaccination jabs without the hassle of online booking by walking into a government school.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ruhanika Dhawan: Shame that women and girls are looked down upon
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Child actress Ruhanika Dhawan, who is part of an important track on the show "Mere Sai: Shraddha Aur Saburi", says her track delivers the important message of treating sons and daughters alike.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Proactively working to secure availability of Covid vaccines: Govt
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Union Government on Thursday emphasized that it is consistently and proactively working to secure and enhance the availability of vaccines.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rise in BJP's vote share in Bengal and other number games
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Though the BJP lost the West Bengal Assembly elections, it increased its tally from three seats in 2016 to 77 seats now, making it the main opposition party in the state legislative body.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Happu Singh' Yogesh Tripathi reminds co-star Kamna Pathak of Govinda
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Yogesh Tripathi, who plays Daroga Happu Singh in "Happu Ki Ultan Paltan", reminds his colleagues of Bollywood star Govinda.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IIT-Goa Director to head Goa panel to probe, address O2 shortage
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday appointed an expert committee to streamline the oxygen supply chain to the state's apex hospital, the Goa Medical College, where nearly 50 persons died over three days due to oxygen shortage.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Covid deaths zoom in Maharashtra, new cases drop, Mumbai toll crosses 14K
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Maharashtra Covid-19 fatalities continued to shoot up even as new infections registered a drop while the Mumbai death toll crossed the 14K-mark, health officials said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
BSE's Q4FY21 consolidated net profit rises over Rs 31 cr
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Stock market major BSE on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 31.75 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020-21.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Oli to continue as Nepal PM as opposition fails to form government
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Nepal's opposition parties have failed to form a new coalition government by the 9 p.m. Thursday deadline set by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
When Madhuri Dixit got emotional watching a dance dedicated to Saroj Khan and her
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene was recently moved to tears by a performance honouring her and the late choreographer Saroj Khan, on the dance reality show "Dance Deewane".
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia's Sputnik V Covid vax to be available in market from next week: Govt
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced that Russia's Sputnik V, the vaccine against the Covid-19 pandemic, will be available in markets across the country early next week.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
O2 demand cut to save AAP minister, MLA involved in hoarding: BJP
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Taking a dig at the AAP government, the BJP on Thursday said that the Delhi Government has reduced the requirement of medical oxygen to save its minister and MLA involved in hoarding oxygen cylinders.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India must ask Israel to abstain from aggression: Muslim leaders
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tensions in Gaza, Muslim leaders of the country have condemned the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Gaza and other places in Palestine and demanded that India must ask Israel to shun aggression.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
After 'Oxygen Pandal', it is 'Oxygen Bus' in TN
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Dr Sakthivel of Sakthi Nursing Home, Tirupur, the garment capital of South India, is into another venture to help save the lives of Covid patients.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Lightning kills herd of 18 wild elephants in Assam (Ld)
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning' in central Assam's Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Irfan Siddiqui on his ode to Covid warriors with Javed Ali, Salim-Sulaiman
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Lyricist-screenwriter Irfan Siddiqui teamed up with composers Salim-Sulaiman for the new track "Jazaak Allah". He says the song, sung by Javed Ali and Salim Merchant, is a vote of thanks to all frontline workers who are working tirelessly as India battles the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Now Lalu compares Bihar govt with Corona (ld)
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday compared the state's government with Corona.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Raveena Tandon pens heartfelt note on mother's birthday
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon penned a note on the occasion of her mother Veena's birthday on Thursday, and shared it with fans on social media.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Airtel Payments Bank's digital platform to invest in gold
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As part of its growing digital services, Airtel Payments Bank on Thursday launched a digital platform -- DigiGold -- for customers to make investments in gold, in partnership with digital gold provider SafeGold.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Telangana Governor calls for setting up more isolation centres
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday called upon residential welfare societies and colonies to have their own isolation centres to help the Covid infected in their areas to get safely isolated.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Work in progress: Iyer on his post-injury recovery
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Indian limited overs batsman Shreyas Iyer said on Thursday that he was well on his way to regaining full fitness after undergoing surgery for a shoulder injury.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
EC to set up panel to identify shortcomings in recent Assembly polls
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) To continue the electoral reform process, the Election Commission has decided to set up a Core Committee to identify learning, experiences and shortcomings from the recent polls in Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Foreigners, minorities, doctors targeted for Covid spread in India: Study
Sydney, May 13 (IANS) Indians blamed foreigners, minority groups and doctors for the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the country during the first wave due to misinformation, rumour and long-held discriminatory beliefs, a study claimed on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Aarya Babbar: 'Bandh Tijori' is a passion project
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, who has been cast opposite actress Veronica Vanij in "Bandh Tijori", says the short film is a passion project for him.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nokia tops India's optical networks market: Report
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia grew by more than 10 per cent in 2020, acquiring over 25 per cent market share to gain the top position in India's optical networks market, a report said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tokyo Olympics: Dessert off-limits for Indian rowers
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Dessert will not be on the menu of Olympic-bound Indian rowers as they look to manage their weight during training over the next 70 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Jindal Stainless gets first major credit re-rating uplift
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In the first-ever such development, Crisil Ratings has assigned 'CRISIL A+/Stable' rating to the long-term credit facilities of Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid recovery rate in Gurugram improves to 79.64%
Gurugram, May 13 (IANS) The Covid recovery rate in Gurugram has reached 79.64 per cent as against 75.71 per cent in the previous week, according to a statement issued by the district administration on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Pick Thakur as third seamer in WTC final: Manjrekar
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India should play Shardul Thakur as the third seamer behind Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand next month, former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gold demand may be subdued this 'Akshaya Tritiya' amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Demand for gold on the occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya' on Friday is expected to be somewhat impacted by the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sunny Leone's birthday message for all: Wear a mask
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Sunny Leone celebrated her 40th birthday on Thursday. She tanked fans and followers for their wishes and also requested them to stay strong and safe amidst the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC defers elections to Andhra, Telangana Legislative Councils
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday deferred the biennial elections to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana till the Covid-19 pandemic situation improves.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Taniya Kalra joins cast of 'Broken But Beautiful 3'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Taniya Kalra will be seen in the web series "Broken But Beautiful 3", featuring Sidharth Shukla and Sonia Rathee.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka postpones class 10 exams once again, asks students to continue with their preparations
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Amid the ongoing onslaught of the pandemic, Karnataka on Thursday decided to postpone the Class 10 (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - SSLC) state board examination.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Amid lockdown, Kerala sees 39,955 Covid cases, 97 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) The Covid crisis in Kerala, where a state-wide lockdown was clamped from last Saturday, refused to relent with 39,955 people turning positive on Thursday after 1,39,656 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Possibility of cyclone to be named Tauktae to hit Gujarat on May 18-19
Gandhinagar, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has warned that there might be a formation of a cyclonic storm near the western parts of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea on or around May 18, giving shape to the first cyclonic storm of 2021, which would be named 'Tauktae'. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that the state administration is on alert and fully prepared if the possible cyclone hits the state.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Lightning kills herd of 18 wild elephants in Assam
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a herd of 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning in central Assams Nagaon district, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana to procure vaccines through global tendering
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday that global tendering would be done for the purchase of coronavirus vaccine for those who are above 18 years of age.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra Pradesh sets up child care institutions for covid orphans, destitutes
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has established designated child care institutions (CCI) for children whose parents are either undergoing treatment or have succumbed to the corona virus.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Short film 'Itwaar' talks of impact of mental state on outlook
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Rahul Srivastava's "Itwaar" is currently streaming on an OTT platform, and the filmmaker says the short film is based on how one's mental mood has a serious impact on one's outlook.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP Chief Minister visits AMU amid Covid scare, meets VC
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited Agra, Mathura and Aligarh districts to review the state of preparedness and the existing arrangements for containing the Covid-19 pandemic, which is spreading in an alarming rate in the region for the past 20 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karan Vohra joins cast of 'Pinjara Khubsurti Ka' as cop
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Karan Vohra has joined the cast of the show "Pinjara Khubsurti Ka", as a cop named Raghav Shastri. The actor says Raghav is different from police officers as they are normally portrayed on television.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Stalin appeals to Tamil diaspora for financial aid to fight Covid
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalinon Thursday called upon the global Tamil diaspora to financially support the state in its fight against Covid -19 pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Maha Cyber cops bust racket of 'water-filled' Remdesivir, Tocilizumab drugs
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) The Maharashtra Cyber Police have busted an online fraud of illegal sales of fake Remdesivir and Tocilizumab drugs filled with plain water that targeted gullible customers desperate for treatment of Covid-19, an official said here on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Purab Kohli on infidelity: Hard to regain trust
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli who starred in the web series "Out Of Love" that deals with infidelity of a married couple, says although it is not impossible, it very hard to regain trust that has been betrayed once.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kandahar-Kashmir drug racket busted in Delhi, over 54 kg heroin seized
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Delhi Police's Special Cell on Thursday said that it has busted an international drug racket with its links to (Afghanistan's) Kandahar and Kashmir with the arrest of five persons with over 54 kg of heroin valued at Rs 250 crore.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Zoho, Tech Mahindra, LG pledge to support Covid relief efforts in India
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Chennai-based technology firm Zoho Corporation on Thursday announced to help hospitals and health care centers across Tamil Nadu with procurement and distribution of essential medical equipment for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
'Compulsory licensing' to alleviate shortage may be counterproductive: FICCI
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has said that the provision of compulsory licensing must be used cautiously and with utmost discretion.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre channels foreign aid to States/UTs
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement that on May 12 medical consignments were received from Kuwait, Singapore, Gilead, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt which included Remdesivir, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators and ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IAF planes ferry 323 oxygen concentrators to Goa: Shripad Naik
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force ferried 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment to Goa, which has been facing oxygen shortage over the last few weeks, which has caused the death of 26 patients on Tuesday alone.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Irfan Pathan reacts to Kangana's jibe: My tweets are either for humanity or countrymen
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan on Thursday replied to an earlier jibe at him by Kangana Ranaut, saying his tweets are either for humanity or for his countrymen while the Bollywood actress' Twitter account has been dismissed for spreading hate.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sputnik V Phase 3 trial clear, transparent: Russian scientists
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is clear, transparent and fully complies with the regulatory standards that exist for provision of clinical trial data, Russian scientists said, after concerns were raised by various scientists over data discrepancies and substandard reporting of interim data of the Coronavirus jab.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S Korea woos chipmakers to invest $453B by 2030
Seoul, May 13 (IANS) South Korea said on Thursday it plans to provide massive tax incentives and state subsidies to chipmakers to encourage them to spend a combined $453 billion by 2030, in line with its vision to become a global powerhouse in both memory and non-memory chips.
2021-05-13
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
If he cannot source vaccines, Goa CM should resign: AAP
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should resign on account of his failure to start vaccination of persons in the age group of 18 to 44 years, Goa Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Pratime Coutinho said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Amit Shah's intervention led to patch-up between Goa CM, Health Minister?
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Did Union Home Minister Amit Shah intervene in the running feud between Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over control over the state government's Covid management apparatus?
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Pacer Sakariya was a revelation for RR: Sangakkara
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara has said he was surprised with the way left-arm pace bowler Chetan Sakariya turned up and performed in the Indian Premier League (IPL) recently.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Provide dry ration, facilitate transportation for migrant workers in NCR: SC
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide dry ration, transportation and also set up community kitchens for migrant workers in the National Capital Region (NCR).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Krystle D'souza believes in 'trust and some pixie dust'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) When it comes to basic diktat in life, actress Krystle D'souza banks on trust and some pixie dust. The actress revealed the notion with an Instagram photo she posted on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ola EV launched in UK at no extra charge
London, May 13 (IANS) For a greener and more sustainable future, ride-hailing major Ola on Thursday launched a new electric vehicle category on its ride-hailing platform, which will allow riders to specifically book rides in a fully electric vehicle in the UK.
2021-05-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
YouTube TV reaches 10 mn Play Store downloads
San Francisco, May 13 (IANS) YouTube TV, a US-only streaming service that includes a number of the biggest channels and premium streaming services in one convenient package, has now hit 10 million Google Play Store downloads.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aanjjan Srivastav: Sumeet Raghavan is like a son to me
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actors Aanjjan Srivastav and Sumeet Raghavan, who share the screen space in the show "Wagle Ki Duniya: Nayi Peedhi Naye Kissey", share a great equation off-screen, too.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Railway to boost water transport, environment protection in NE
Guwahati, May 13 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has ambitious plans to promote water transport, tourism and protection of environment in the mountainous northeastern region, an official said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
IndiGo starts dedicated Covid Care Centre for employees
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo has started a dedicated Covid Care Centre for its employees.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Raima Sen: 'I have always had a phobia of auditions'
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Raima Sen recalls giving a screen test for her role in the upcoming web series "The Last Hour", adding it was something she has never done before.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rebranded: GoAir becomes ultra-low cost airline Go First
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Budget carrier GoAir has rebranded itself into ultra-low cost airline Go First.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab to join COVAX facility alliance for sourcing vaccines
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) The Punjab government on Thursday decided to join the COVAX facility alliance for global sourcing and procurement of Covid-19 vaccines at the best price, becoming the first state in the country to take such a strategic initiative for addressing the problem of vaccine shortage amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 more leaders quit Kamal's party, more exits expected soon
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) The exit of top leaders of actor Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has begun and expected to continue, say party insiders.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Delhi's potable water production has reduced to 60 to 65 MGD : DJB
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the mercury soaring and and the demand for water rising, Delhi's daily potable water production has reduced to around 60 to 65 MGD. The production of potable water has reduced due to shortage of raw water supply from Haryana, the Delhi Jal Board said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
#ThalaivarVaccinated: Daughter tweets photo of Rajinikanth's vaccination
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Rajinikanth has been vaccinated for Covid-19 prevention. On Thursday, daughter Soundarya tweeted a photograph of the 70-year-old superstar getting the vaccine shot.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
After Buxar, bodies now found floating in Ganga in Patna
Patna, May 13 (IANS) After Bihar's Buxar, several decomposed dead bodies were now found floating in the Ganga near Patna's Gulabi Ghat on Thursday, officials said.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Gap between two doses of Covishield Vaccine extended to 12-16 weeks
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Covid Working Group chaired by N.K. Arora has recommended extension of the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccine to 12-16 weeks.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gold prices seen above Rs 56,500/10 gm in 12-15 months
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The price of gold is expected to rise above the Rs 56,500-level (per 10 gm) over the next 12-15 months, according to a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shekhar Suman warns against random forwarded messages
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Shekhar Suman on Thursday warned netizens against relying on random forwarded messages on WhatsApp. The actor also alleged that pharma companies are floating rumours for their vested interest.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Powar named head coach of Indian women's cricket team
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Former India cricketer Ramesh Powar has been appointed head coach of India women's team, the Indian cricket board announced on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India, Pak armies exchange sweets at LoC on Eid
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir on Thursday, sweets were exchanged between the Indian and Pakistani armies at the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
'Do no enter Goa without Covid negative certificate'
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The South Western Railway on Thursday issued directives to passengers directing them to carry a Covid negative certificate at the time of entering Goa.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Is Moderna vaccine allowed, Maha minister asks Centre
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Thursday asked Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan whether the Moderna vaccine has been cleared for inoculation in India.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana Governor, CM greet Muslims on Eid
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao have greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
O2 shortage: Overcome logistical hurdles to save lives, says Bombay HC to Goa govt
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Goa state administration is expected to overcome logistical hurdles to ensure that lives are not lost due to oxygen shortage, the Bombay High Court on Thursday said. The HC bench in Goa also directed the central government "to ensure that the allotted quota is made available to the state at the earliest".
2021-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu targets govt after bodies found floating in Ganga
Patna, May 13 (IANS) After scores of decomposed and half burnt bodies were found floating in the Ganga river, former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad has targeted the government over the issue.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Maharashtra lockdown restrictions extended till June 1
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) On anticipated lines, the Maharashtra government on Thursday announced that ithas decided to extend the ongoing stringent lockdown-type restrictions across the state till June 1.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine