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Brian Lara spotlights massive volcanic eruption in the Caribbean
New Delhi, April 13: West Indies cricket great Brian Lara has appealed for help after a giant volcanic eruption began to threaten the tiny eastern Carribean island of St. Vincent. A thick layer of ash, hot gas and fragments of rock has blanketed the country and its surrounding as the La Soufriere volcano, which erupted last Friday, suffered its biggest explosion Monday. Over 16,000 residents were forced to evacuate their homes to cruise ships and safer parts of the island.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Jofra Archer set to resume training this week
London, April 13 (IANS) England pace bowler Jofra Archer is set to return to light training this week as he recovers from elbow injury that ruled him out of the three-match ODI series against India last month as well as the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
'Believe' is the mantra that guided Suresh Raina to the top
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar gave him a mantra that he took to heart, getting it etched on his arm as a tattoo.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Vietnam launches second Indian high-speed patrol boat
New Delhi, April 13: The Vietnam government has launched a high-speed patrol boat built with India assistance, and one more of similar class is in the pipeline. The Vietnamese coast guard had inducted the first India-made patrol vessel in December 2020.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India plans to allow select foreign produced Covid vaccines
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Amid the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, India is mulling to allow vaccines manufactured in countries like the US, the UK, Japan or which are listed in the WHO's emergency use listing.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amid Covid-19 surge, Assam gears up for Bihu festival
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 surge, the people of Assam are geared up to celebrate 'Bohag Bihu' or 'Rongali Bihu', the beginning of the Assamese New Year, even as the government imposed various Covid-related restrictions.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Shaan's new Bengali track to release on Poila Boishakh
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Singer Shaan is all set to release his new Bengali song "Mon dubey jaai" on the occasion of Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year), on April 15.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Social media emerges as a powerful tool in UP panchayat polls
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Social media remains a powerful weapon of publicity even in the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh which are scheduled to be held in a couple of days. Candidates have made it a medium to reach out to the people, especially the youth who use WhatsApp and other social media platforms all the time.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Hacker hits Route Mobile, 'access' Tata Comm data; firms deny
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A cybercriminal has claimed to have compromised the network of Route Mobile, one of the leading Cloud communication platform service providers based in Mumbai, allegedly accessing internal data of Tata Communications and selling them on Telegram for $5,000. However, both Route Mobile and Tata Communications denied the claims on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Technology
Olympic-bound race walker Goswami tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic-bound athlete Priyanka Goswami was isolated on Tuesday at the Sports Authority of India training centre in Bengaluru after she tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
On Ramzan eve, Maha mosque turns into blood donation camp
Beed (Maharashtra), April 13 (IANS) In an unusual but welcome step on the eve of the holy Ramzan month, a mosque in Maharashtra's Beed became the venue for a blood donation camp as the state grapples with a huge shortage of blood, an organiser said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Religion
FB, Insta users can ask Oversight Board to purge harmful content
London, April 13 (IANS) The independent Oversight Board on Tuesday announced it will begin accepting cases from Facebook and Instagram users who believe the company wrongfully allowed harmful content to remain on its platforms.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jr. Ntr reunites with 'Janatha Garage' director Koratala Siva for new film
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Telugu star Jr. NTR reunites with filmmaker Koratala Siva for an untitled project, which will soon go on floors. The actor-director duo earlier worked together in the 2016 film "Janatha Garage".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hockey legend Balbir Singh jr passes away at 88
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Balbir Singh Junior, who was part of the Indian hockey team that won silver at the 1958 Asian Games, has passed away at the age of 88.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
No role of Kishor in ticket finalisation for 2022 polls: Amarinder
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Putting to rest all speculation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out any role of poll strategist Prashant Kishor in the finalisation of Congress tickets in the 2022 Assembly elections.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP urges Kejriwal to call all party meet to discuss Covid
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Amid a sudden surge of Covid cases in the national capital, the Delhi BJP on Tuesday urged the Arvind Kejriwal government to call an all party meeting to discuss the alarming situation.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ant Group to overhaul business as China tightens regulations
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) Ant Group as a whole will apply to become a financial holding company that is overseen by China's central bank as billionaire Jack Ma's financial technology giant makes efforts to calm regulatory concerns in the country.
2021-04-13
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Technology
Sunni Waqf Board goes to High Court on Gyanvapi issue
Prayagraj, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday moved an urgent petition before the Allahabad High Court in the Kashi Vishwanath Mandi-Gyanvapi Masjid case in which the trial court at Varanasi allowed an ASI study of the mosque on April 8.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Sushant tribute film 'Nyaay: The Justice' teaser, poster out
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The teaser and poster of the upcoming film "Nyaay: The Justice" was released on Tuesday. The film is reportedly a tribute to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
HK-based airline bans Vivo phones post airport fire: Report
Hong Kong, April 13 (IANS) After cargo pallets containing Vivo Y20 smartphones caught fire at Hong Kong airport this week, a major cargo airline has reportedly announced a ban on Vivo phones.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology
DCGI accords Dr. Reddy's permission to import Sputnik V (Ld)
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL), the city based pharmaceutical major on Tuesday said it received permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to import Sputnik V vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kanye West seeks joint custody of kids after Kim Kardashian files for divorce
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Two months after Kim Kardashian filed divorce papers, rapper Kanye West has asked for joint custody of their kids.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
DMK, MDMK oppose renaming of EVR Periyar Salai
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Opposition parties such as the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday condemned the renaming of the EVR Periyar Salai as the Grand Western Trunk Road.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sidhu questions his govt's probe into 2015 firing incident
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) In a veiled attack apparently aimed at the Congress government in Punjab, former Cabinet minister and party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday demanded to make the report of the SIT of Punjab Police probing the sacrilege incidents of 2015 and the subsequent police firing public.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CFMA seeks FTMF repay Rs 14K cr balance to unit-holders of 6 shut funds
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Chennai Financial Markets and Accountability (CFMA), an investor protection body, on Tuesday raised serious concern about the balance repayment of over Rs 14,000 crore to be made by Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund (FTMF) to its three lakh unit-holders in the six shut debt schemes.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Rashid's battle with Maxwell, AB to take centrestage (Preview: Match 6)
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) How Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) star batsmen AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell deal with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) spinner Rashid Khan could be decisive in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between the two teams on Wednesday at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Al-Badr terror module busted by J&K Police, 5 held
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) A module of terror outfit Al-Badr was busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara on Tuesday and two terrorists and three of their associates held, police said.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Had to take tough selection decisions for Al Rayyan tie: FC Goa coach
Panaji (Goa), April 13 (IANS) Ahead of FC Goa's big-ticket AFC Champions League (Group E) clash against Qatar club Al Rayyan on Wednesday, the Indian Super League (ISL) club's head coach, Spaniard Juan Ferrando, said he had to take some very "tough selection decisions" to put the best players on the field.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Madhuri Dixit Nene looks 'pretty in pink' in new photo-op
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene ups her style quotient in a pretty pink lehenga, in her new Instagram post on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Ghajini' director AR Murugadoss is one of the producers of '1947'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Filmmakers AR Murugadoss and Om Prakash Bhatt have joined hands to produce a pan-India film titled "1947".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN human rights body seeks report on police excess in Coimbatore
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Coimbatore City Police Commissioner over a police officer assaulting people at an eatery, including its staff as well as the customers.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Evelyn Sharma celebrates '10 years in entertainment'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Evelyn Sharma took to Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate completing 10 years in showbiz.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arshi Khan: Was not serious about my career before 'Bigg Boss'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan, who rose to fame with her stint in the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss", says she was not serious about her career before the show.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBI arrests senior passport assistant for taking bribe
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday said that it has arrested Adarsh Kumar, a senior Passport Assistant posted at the Regional Passport Office in Jammu in an alleged bribery case.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akshita Mudgal misses street food of North India
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Akshita Mudgal is a big fan of north Indian street food. However, she says she is unable to enjoy the same due to the pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Real captain Ramos tests positive for Covid-19
Madrid, April 13 (IANS) Real Madrid defender and captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for coronavirus, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Yami Gautam urges everyone to 'go natural'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam is utilising Tuesday for self care, going by her social media post.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Perez returns unopposed as Real Madrid's president
Madrid, April 13 (IANS) Florentino Perez will continue as President of Real Madrid until 2025, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Akshay Oberoi has cameo role in 'State Of Siege: Temple Attack'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Akshay Obero will be seen in a special appearance as an Indian commando in Ken Ghosh's "State Of Siege: Temple Attack", starring by Akshaye Khanna.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atul Kulkarni: Misconception that social media creates social divide
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Refuting claims made by many that social media leads to divisive opinions, actor Atul Kulkarni on Tuesday offered his interpretation on the matter.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Captains trusting uncapped Indians in IPL a good trend: Patel
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pace bowler Harshal Patel, who took five for 27 in the season-opener against Mumbai Indians, said on Tuesday that he is happy to see captains of Indian Premier League (IPL) teams giving responsibility to uncapped Indian players to bowl key overs.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Sharad Kelkar shares first look of 'Deja Vu'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Sharad Kelkar on the occasion of Gudi Padwa on Tuesday shared the first look of his first solo lead film "Deja Vu".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New 'Acharya' poster unveiled on Ugadi
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The poster of Chiranjeevis new film "Acharya" was unveiled on Tuesday, on the occasion of Udagi. The film will see the Telugu superstar co-starring with his son, actor Ram Charan. In the poster, Ram Charan strikes a romantic dance pose with Pooja Hegde.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Masala Flakes: Kellogg to offer more Indianised products (IANS Spl)
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Breakfast cereal category major Kellogg India is set to expand its portfolio with more Indianised products which are suited to local palates.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Siri reveals next Apple event is on April 20
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Apple's voice assistant Siri has apparently revealed that the company plans to hold an event on April 20, where it may launch new products including 2021 iPads.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Identifying great opportunities and leveraging them when they arrive
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Are you waiting for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change your life, change your business or change the world? How will you know when it comes? How will you be sure you're ready?
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
AFC Cup: Bengaluru look to put ISL low behind, face Tribhuvan Army
Panaji (Goa), April 13 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will have to shrug off the disappointment of finishing seventh in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020/21 season when they take on a committed Nepal club, Tribhuvan Army FC, in the AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 match in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Chahal 'welcomes' Rahul, Gayle to RCB
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Yuzvendra Chahal pointed out the similarities between the Punjab Kings' jersey with that of RCB's by playfully welcoming captain KL Rahul and Chris Gayle to the franchise.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
B117 variant doesn't lead to severe illness, death: The Lancet
London, April 13 (IANS) People infected with the B117 variant of the coronavirus did not experience more severe illness and were not more likely to die, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
This village in Rajasthan speaks the story of Atmanirbhar Bharat
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A small village in Rajasthan situated near Jaipur, which was washed away in floods four decades back, is now speaking the story of Atmanirbhar Bharat, with the villagers earning their livelihood by creating organic lamps, Holi colours and saffron flags for Navratri.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
FICCI recommends incentives, PLI-type scheme for vaccine makers
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Industry body FICCI has suggested that the government should provide incentives to vaccine manufacturers to increase the production of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
How Covid gave rise to depression, aggression within families
New York, April 13 (IANS) The onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, which resulted in the sudden isolation of families together at home, gave rise to depression and anxiety at levels high enough that professional help is needed now, a new study has warned.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
G7 concerned by Russian troop build-up on Ukraine border
Washington, April 13 (IANS) G7 member countries have said they were deeply concerned about the build-up of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine and the annexed Crimea region.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
SC directs states to furnish data on migrant children amid pandemic
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed state governments to apprise it on the condition of migrant children and also data on their numbers, on a petition seeking protection of fundamental rights of children in the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Kisan Rail transports 1st load of Telangana mangoes to Delhi
Secunderabad, April 13 (IANS) For the first time, mangoes from Telangana are being transported to Delhi by Kisan Rail. On Tuesday, a total of 476 tons of mangoes were loaded in 20 parcel van units from Lingampet Jagityal for dispatch to Adarsh Nagar, New Delhi.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
US Defence Secy arrives in Germany
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has arrived in Berlin on Tuesday, during which he will meet his German counterpart Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, with the aim of settling defence ties after a tumultuous four years under the previous American administration.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Cyberattacks: Retail, healthcare sectors among most targeted
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Organisations in the business and professional services, retail and hospitality, financial, healthcare and high technology were the top targets of cybercriminals in 2020, said a new report on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lavrov to discuss n-deal, cyberattack in Iran
Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Tehran on Tuesday during which he will hold talks with Iranian leaders on topics including how to salvage a nuclear agreement with world powers and the recent cyberattack on a facility.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
India permits use of Sputnik-V vax in emergency situations
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) After Covishield and Covaxin, India on Tuesday granted permission to inject the third Covid-19 vaccine 'Gam-COVID-Vac' combined vector vaccine, popularly called Sputnik-V, in emergency situations.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Owner reopens famous Srinagar eatery 2 months after terrorists killed son
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Ramesh Kumar, the owner of Srinagar city's famous vegetarian restaurant 'Krishna Dhaba' resumed business on Tuesday, nearly two months after his son was killed by terrorists.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
15,000 UP schools switch over to English medium
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has converted 15,000 primary and upper primary schools into English medium, with a view to modernise the education system.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Maldives tourism arrivals cross 330K in March
Male, April 13 (IANS) Monthly tourism arrivals have been on the rise in the Maldives, with over 330,000 tourists visiting the island nation between January and March, the Ministry of Tourism revealed on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two-year-old gets successful cochlear implant in Chennai
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) A two-year-old toddler from Odisha successfully underwent a bilateral simultaneous cochlear implantation surgery at its centre, said MGM Healthcare on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NZ revises counter-terrorism laws
Wellington, April 13 (IANS) The New Zealand government introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill on Tuesday, designed to boost the country's ability to respond to a wider range of extremist activities.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UP couple booked for chopping off dog's genital
Kanpur (UP), April 13 (IANS) In a shocking case of animal cruelty, a couple has been accused of chopping off the genital of a pet dog.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ghani urges Taliban to observe ceasefire during Ramadan
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday urged the Taliban to halt fighting and observe a ceasefire during the Islamic holy month month of Ramadan aimed at bolstering the peace process.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Parag latest to use 'perpendicular' action
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' (RR) Riyan Parag raised eyebrows when he used an unusually low-armed release in the 10th over during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Punjab Kings.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Covid pandemic linked to 6 unhealthy eating behaviours
New York, April 13 (IANS) A new research into the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviours.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UP Minister warns of lockdown amid Covid surge
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he would not impose a lockdown, state Minister Brijesh Pathak on Tuesday categorically stated that a lockdown could be imposed in Lucknow if Covid cases continued to surge.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Dreamcast unveils real time 2-way virtual conferencing
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Move over video meet app Zoom as leading leading virtual event platform 'Dreamcast has introduced a novel two-way virtual conferencing for a seamless experience.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Amplus acquires rooftop solar projects from Sterling and Wilson
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Distributed solar energy company Amplus Solar, Asia's has acquired 17 On-site operational solar projects from Sterling and Wilson totalling 7.2 MW.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cyber criminals create fake FB account of Bihar minister, demand money
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Cyber criminals allegedly made a fake Facebook account in the name of Bihar's Cabinet Minister Subhash Singh and demanded money from his supporters, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Japan to release Fukushima water into sea amid oppn (Ld)
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday announced its decision to start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Aus island state to get 1st int'l flight service
Canberra, April 13 (IANS) The Australian island state of Tasmania is set to get its first regular international flight service in 23 years starting from next week.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Blue Origin's next launch to run 'astronaut rehearsal'
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's aerospace company Blue Origin is planning to conduct an "astronaut rehearsal" during the 15th launch of its New Shepard rocket, dubbed NS-15, which is targeting liftoff on Wednesday from Launch Site One in West Texas.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Summer recipes for your pet
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) With the onset of summer, it is important to know what is good and safe to feed your dogs. While we don't want to change their daily meals, we do have the opportunity to be able to give them some fresh home-made treats which will cool them down.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Biden meets executives to address semiconductor shortage
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden and other White House officials met executives from 19 major companies to discuss the global semiconductor shortage that has severely affected American automakers.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
India Open to be held behind closed doors from May 11
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Olympic champion Carolina Marin and world No.1 Kento Momota will be the top seeds in the India Open Super 500 badminton tournament which will be held behind closed doors at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi from May 11-16.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Pine Labs acquires consumer fintech platform Fave for $45M
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs on Tuesday said it has acquired Fave, Southeast Asia's fast-growing consumer fintech platform, for over $45 million.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP leader claims return of migrant Kashmiri Pandits has started
Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K general secretary, Ashok Koul claimed on Tuesday that for the first time migrant Kashmiri Pandits have started returning to the Valley.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
EC issues notice to BJP's Bengal President Dilip Ghosh
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to BJP's West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh for making public statements that are "provocative" and can "seriously incite" the emotions and lead to "breakdown" of law and order affecting the Assembly election process in the state.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's Elgi Equipments helped Italian Red Cross to meet Covid emergency
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) India's Elgi Equipments Ltd on Tuesday said that its European subsidiary was privileged to support the Italian Red Cross with an urgent compress air requirement.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
1 dead in US high school shooting
Washington, April 13 (IANS) One person was shot dead and a police officer was injured during a shooting at a high school in the US state of Tennessee, police said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kerala Minister Jaleel resigns following Lokayukta snub
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Even when his petition questioning the Lokayukta's decision asking him to quit was before the Kerala High Court, State Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel on Tuesday tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Panchayat polls bring back migrants in UP (IANS Special)
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) It is not only the fear of a lockdown that is bringing back migrant workers from Maharashtra -- it is also the Panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh that is a major factor for their return.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Soon, a probiotic yogurt-based drug to combat Covid
London, April 13 (IANS) A team of Israeli researchers have identified new drug candidates from probiotic Kefir yogurt that may combat pathogenic bacteria and treat various inflammatory conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease and Covid-19 infections.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Boost your Keto diet
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) The 'Ketogenic Diet', also known as the Keto diet is a popular weight loss routine followed across the world, and is currently in vogue. Put simply, it's a low-carb and high-fat diet, where the body begins to burn fat as fuel, instead of glucose. In addition to being more efficient when it comes to toning down than other calorie-restricted diets, Keto is also known to have other health benefits.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Matchmaking on video calls rises to 50%: Survey
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) Virtual ways to find a life partner is now a reality, or better yet, the new normal, suggests a new survey.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Results of Ecuadorian prez runoff to take few days
Quito, April 13 (IANS) Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) will take a few days to officially announce the winner of the presidential runoff due to procedural requirements, a top official said here
2021-04-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Bihar reports spike in Covid patients, recovery rate dips
Patna, April 13 (IANS) The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients continues to decline after a rapid spike in the number of infected persons in Bihar. The state's recovery rate was recorded at more than 99 per cent during March, which has now slumped to 93 per cent. According to the health department, the infection-free rate has declined after the rise in the number of infected persons, which has brought down the recovery rate.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal urges Centre to cancel CBSE exams
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Amid a continued rise in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday urged the Centre to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Man ends life after police demands bribe for tracing daughter
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), April 13 (IANS) 45-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after a police official asked him for a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to trace his missing 22-year-old daughter.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stone pelting stage managed by desperate Naidu: YSRCP
Tirupati, April 13 (IANS) Senior Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Panchayat Raj Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy alleged that the stone pelting incident was stage-managed by a desperate Nara Chandrababu Naidu to grab public attention. Reddy claimed that Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) defeat is imminent in the forthcoming Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Global fiscal deficit tripled in 2020 to $6.5 trillion'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) As governments across the world raised their spending amid the pandemic to support economies along with the healthcare system, the global fiscal deficit marked a three-fold increase in 2020 to $6.5 trillion, according to a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushil Chandra takes charge as 24th CEC
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Tuesday took charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India replacing Sunil Arora, who retired a day earlier.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FIR against 3 Bihar MLAs for violating Covid norms
Patna, April 13 (IANS) The Bihar Police have registered an FIR against three MLAs from the opposition parties for violating Covid norms in Rohtas district, an official said.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
StayQrious offers free online coding course for kids on YouTube
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Domestic edtech platform StayQrious on Tuesday announced that it is offering a blended-learning coding course for free on YouTube for kids aged between 8-14 years-old.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Delhi reports over 13.5K Covid cases, highest daily surge
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the national capital registered more than 13,500 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the highest ever single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic early last year.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Portuguese artist exhibits oil paintings on 'happiness'
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) An online exhibition of paintings in oil by Portuguese artist Ana Romero, titled 'Eudaimonia', which is a Greek concept for happiness or blessedness, is on view on the website of India International Centre till April 25.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Still hooked to 'kadhas' to beat Covid-19? Let's burst the myths
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) The past one year has been extremely difficult for people. While the pandemic brought much-needed focus on health and hygiene, it also created a lot of confusion among people about what is good for health and what is not. A steep rise in demand for immunity-boosting supplements and alternate medicines, which apparently strengthened the immune system, was seen.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A modern retelling of a lesser-known Mahabharata tale
New Delhi, April 13 (IANSlife) While the term 'Mahabharata' usually evokes stories of Kauravas, Pandavas and their affiliate mythological characters, the largely-obscured tale of their ancestors Yayati and Devayani pre-dates the main narrative by several generations, and has much insight to offer into Indian mythology. The tale of love, betrayal and self-realisation has been revisited by US-based author-translator Manjula Tekal in her new book 'Devayani'.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid second wave delays recovery of aviation sector in India
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Indian aviation will have to wait longer to reach pre-Covid levels of operations as the second wave of Coronavirus threatens to derail the gains made by the sector over the past few months with flyer confidence tanking again resulting in sharp drop in demand in past couple of weeks.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
GST recovery, petro taxes help Centre improve tax collections
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Good news is flowing for the government on the tax front with net indirect tax collections (GST & non-GST) registering a 12.3 per cent increase in FY21 largely on account of increased excise collections from petroleum products and improved GST inflows.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa Forward opts out of NDA; blames CM for corruption, dishonesty
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Nearly two years after being sacked from the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state, a regional party Goa Forward on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), blaming Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for leading a regime marked by corruption and dishonesty.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Special steps to check Covid spread during UP Panchayat polls
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Special steps are being taken for the safety of the staff going to the field as part of the polling duties in the ongoing Panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CBI questions Bakura SP Rao, Anup Majhi in coal smuggling case
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Tightening its noose around the alleged kingpin of the illegal coal pilferage scam Anup Majhi a.k.a Lala, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday is again questioning him and the Superintendent of Police (SP) Koteswara Rao in connection with the case.
2021-04-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National
EU rejects attempts to derail process to revive Iran n-deal
Brussels, April 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has strongly rejected any attempts to derail diplomatic efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal currently underway in Vienna.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Proposed UK bill could limit accountability for int'l crimes
London, April 13 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged UK legislators to amend the proposed new Overseas Operations Bill, saying that it could lead to shielding its military personnel operating abroad from due accountability for acts of torture or other serious international crimes.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Who funds Pak's purchase of western military equipment
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A third world country that is on the brink of economic implosion, living on IMF loans and unable to guarantee the necessities of life to its people is still procuring military equipment from some of the most advanced nations in the world! A country which has been kept on the FATF grey list yet again and regularly signs dubious deals with proscribed organisations and faces strictures by the UK High Court with millions being debited from the bankrupt nations accounts due to the aforementioned shady deals. A country whose foreign exchange reserves stand as on date at only $13 billion- barely adequate for two months imports.
2021-04-13
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Kangana: If you don't know what to do on Navratri, worship your mother
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday suggested that one should worship their mother and seek her blessings on the occasion of Navratri. The actress shared the thought while wishing fans on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and Navratri.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Worldwide PC shipments up 32% in Q1, Lenovo leads
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Worldwide PC shipments reached 69.9 million units in the first quarter of this year, a growth of 32 per cent from the first quarter of 2020, according to Gartner.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
2nd Covid wave poses threat to India's economic recovery: Moody's
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The second wave of infections presents a risk to Moody's growth forecast for India as the reimposition of virus management measures will curb economic activity and could dampen market and consumer sentiment.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lata Mangeshkar launches Marathi album on Gudi Padwa
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar has launched her Marathi album "Bhavartha Mauli" on the occasion of Gudi Padwa.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Anu Malik: Not against melodies being recreated aesthetically
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Composer-singer Anu Malik said while he supports the recreation of old songs, it needs to be done aesthetically. He feels if old songs are revived well, they can be a huge hit among the youth.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Huawei to pump in $1B on car tech in 2021
Shenzhen, April 13 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei, which is focusing on ptimising its portfolio to boost business resilience, will invest $1 billion in smart car technologies in 2021, the media reported.
2021-04-13
Category: International, China,Technology
UP tops active mobile app users' chart in March: Report
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) As mobile usage gains momentum in the pandemic times, Uttar Pradesh topped the chart in active app users as entertainment, communication and social media categories saw maximum downloads in March, a new report showed on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sanya Malhotra flaunts perfect skin in latest photo-op
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra shared a new picture on social media on Tuesday and she looks every inch stunning in the post.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hamas elects ex-chief to head overseas bureau
Gaza, April 13 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement said that its former politburo chief, Khaled Meshaal, was elected to be the head its overseas bureau.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Sakariya: From struggling to meet cricket expenses to IPL stardom
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals pace bowler Chetan Sakariya has overcome many hurdles in his life like working at his uncles stationery shop while in school in lieu of money to cover his cricket expenses as his father couldnt afford equipment and coaching fees. Earlier this year, he and his family overcame the death of his younger brother, who had committed suicide. These have been harsh enough tests to endure early in life, especially for someone whos just turned 23.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gold price fall not a worry for NBFCs, but banks need to be watchful
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The correction in gold prices in recent months is not expected to materially impact the asset quality of non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) lending against gold. Apart from periodically collecting interest over the past few fiscals, they have ensured that disbursement loan-to-value (LTV) is maintained below 75 per cent, ratings agency Crisil said.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
EC bars BJP's Rahul Sinha for 48 hrs from election campaigning
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A day after imposing ban on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for 24 hours, the Election Commission on Tuesday banned BJP leader Rahul Sinha from campaigning for 48 hours in the fifth phase of Assembly elections in the state charging him of making "highly provocative statements mocking the human life".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha: 10 Covid patients die, VVMC denies oxygen shortage (Ld)
Palghar, April 13 (IANS) In a shocking tragedy on Gudi Padva, at least 10 Covid-19 patients have died in two private hospital in the Vasai town due to alleged shortage of medical oxygen, here on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Minnesota police officer mistook handgun for taser
Washington, April 13 (IANS) A police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old African-American man in the US state of Minnesota used her gun by mistake instead of her taser, a police chief said on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
New insect species from Kosovo named after coronavirus
London, April 13 (IANS) A team of scientists have named a small caddisfly -- native to a national park in Kosovo -- after the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Chennai to have 13 new Covid care centres by month end
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) With the Covid cases surging ahead, the Greater Chennai Corporation will set up 13 new Covid care centres across the city with 11,775 beds. The corporation also plans to create more awareness on sanitization, masks and social distancing among the public. The corporation is already levying a fine of Rs 200 if people are caught without masks.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Alleging stone pelting, Naidu calls Andhra govt 'rowdy kingdom'
Tirupati, April 13 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders alleged that the stones were pelted on Nara Chandrababu Naidu while he was campaigning for the forthcoming Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gaza Strip to tighten measures during Ramadan
Gaza, April 13 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, has decided to tighten the precautionary measures during the upcoming Islamic holy month of Ramadan in an effort to curb Covid-19 spread.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Arab Parliament condemns Houthi attacks on Saudi
Cairo, April 13 (IANS) The Arab Parliament (AP) has condemned the Yemeni Houthi militia attacks using explosive-laden drones and ballistic missiles on targets in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Explained: Why Indian Army plans a reduction of 1,00,000 men?
New Delhi, April 13: There's a strong possibility of you getting a forward on social media these days, criticising Indian Army's proposed move of reduction in manpower. What it probably won't mention is that it concerns the 'non-essential' manpower. So what is it, really and, more importantly, how and when is the reduction going to happen?
2021-04-13
Category: International, Turkey,National
Iranian Parliament Speaker urges S.Korea to release assets
Tehran, April 13 (IANS) Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has called on South Korea to unfreeze Tehran's assets in its banks.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Only emergency surgeries in Delhi govt hospitals
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday that only emergency surgeries would be taken on priority in government-run hospitals, while planned surgeries will not be available till further order.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
O.P. Jindal Global University launches India's first University Administrative Service (UAS)
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a path-breaking initiative, O.P. Jindal Global Institution of Eminence Deemed to be University (JGU) has announced India's First University Administrative Service (UAS) programme for its graduates.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Suez Canal celebrates arrival of large dredger
Cairo, April 13 (IANS) Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) celebrated the recent arrival of a cutter suction dredger (CSD), the largest in the Middle East.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
No nation more important than India: US tech think tank
New Delhi/Washington, April 13 (IANS) As America seeks to counter a rising China, no nation is more important than India, with its vast size, abundance of highly skilled technical professionals, and strong political and cultural ties with the United States. This conclusion has been made by one of the leading science and technology think tanks in the US.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Negative Covid report holder to be allowed to go home in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi/Raipur, April 13 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday issued new guidelines regarding the Covid test for passengers coming to Chhattisgarh by rail or air. According to the new guidelines, only those passengers will be allowed to go home who have negative RT-PCR reports.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Confusion, complacency driving Covid pandemic: WHO
Geneva, April 13 (IANS) Confused and complacent behaviour among people is pushing the coronavirus pandemic to an exponential rise worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Cabinet Minister Santosh Gangwar test Covid positive
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Union Minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adani Ports to be removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) S&P Dow Jones Indices have decided to remove Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited from Dow Jones Sustainability Indices due to the reported commercial relationship of the company with Myanmar's military.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Four garment shops gutted in Gurugram fire
Gurugram, April 13 (IANS) Garments worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes after a fire broke out at a shop located at Gurugram's Sector-14 around 9 p.m. on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Negligence led to deadly Egypt train accident
Cairo, April 13 (IANS) Egypt's Public Prosecution has revealed that human errors and gross negligence by railway staff led to the deadly collision of two trains last month in Sohag province, which claimed the lives of 20 people.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Egypt,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
3 US policemen hurt, 1 suspect dead in car chase
Washington, April 13 (IANS) At least three police officers were shot and injured during a car chase in the US state of Georgia, authorities said, adding that one suspect was dead and another has been taken into custody.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Low-cost air circulated PPE for Covid warriors
Agra, April 13 (IANS) Addressing a major challenge to Covid warriors, a medical equipment manufacturing factory of Mysuru, has developed a unique and affordable PPE suit that allows free flow of filtered air.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Putin suggests hiking cosmonauts' salaries by 50-70%
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) During a meeting on the development of Russia's space sector, President Vladimir Putin suggested that the salaries for cosmonauts should be increased by 50-70 per cent.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Covid positive Chandy continues to be under medical care
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who turned Covid positive and is convalescing at a private hospital here since Thursday, continues to be under the close monitoring of a team of doctors.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National
Samsung working on sensor-shift camera feature: Report
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a sensor-shift stabilisation technology to offer better photo quality and improved stabilisation for images.
2021-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
'RRR' makers launch new poster on Ugadi
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) On the occasion of Ugadi, the makers of "RRR " unveiled the new poster of the film on Tuesday. Wishing fans a Happy New Year, the team took to social media to share the new poster.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Book on dramatic rise, meteoric downfall of YES Bank to be adapted for screen
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) "The Banker Who Crushed His Diamonds" that charts the trajectory of the YES Bank from its inception to its dramatic rise and meteoric downfall, capturing the story of the people behind one of the biggest banking failures in Indian history, is to be adapted for the screen, its publisher, Penguin, has announced after closing a deal with Almighty Motion Picture for its AV rights.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Chennai South Korean Consul General calls on Andhra CM
Amaravati, April 13 (IANS) Kwon Young Seup, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea at the Chennai Consulate met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and held discussions on cooperation and development of the state.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Man, woman found dead in car in Lucknow's Cantt area
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside a car parked in the Baniya Mohal locality in the high-security Cantonment police station area,
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN Guv, CM wish people on Ugadi
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Bhanwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday wished the people of the state on the occasion of Ugadi.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Luxury home sales in Delhi-NCR up 54% in Feb: Report
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Sales of luxury housing units in Delhi-NCR increased 54 per cent on a year-on-year basis in February, revealed a PropEquity report.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
OMCs to explore fuel price revision post elections
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Tuesday with oil marketing companies continuing on the pause mode and keeping petrol and diesel prices static for a fortnight now.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Equity indices in green, auto, banking stocks rise
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A day after recording the biggest single-day fall of 2021, the key Indian equity indices traded in the green on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Uber CEO aims to deliver marijuana at your doorstep
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) After alcohol at your doorstep, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi now plans to deliver cannabis or marijuana when "the road is clear".
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
World will forever remember Prince Philip, says Sangay
Dharamsala, April 13 (IANS) Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) President Lobsang Sangay on Tuesday offered condolences to Britain's Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away at the age of 99 last week.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
BPCL to digitally transform sales, distribution network with Accenture
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) and Accenture are collaborating to transform India's second largest oil and gas company by digitally reimagining its extensive sales and distribution network. Accenture will use its capabilities in data, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technologies to build, design and implement a digital platform, called IRIS.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Police install light machine gun posts in Dhaka
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) Additional police have been deployed, while light machine gun posts were also installed following an order by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) following a militant attack threat, a top official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Booked summer travel may pose major risk to massive Covid surge
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a major red flag, 25 per cent citizens with booked summer travel may pose major risk to India's already massive second Covid surge.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hero Group launches EdTech company for working professionals
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Hero Group, on Tuesday, launched Hero Vired -- a premium EdTech company for working professionals and higher education aspirants in India, the group said in a statement.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
YouTube testing with 'media literacy tips' as ads before videos
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) YouTube is testing a new experiment where it will occasionally play 15-second "media literacy" ads before videos to "prompt critical thinking".
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Heroism of Jallianwala Bagh martyrs gives strength to Indians: PM
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Paying tributes to martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that their sacrifice and heroism give strength to every Indian.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
German CDU leaders back Laschet as Chancellor pick
Berlin, April 13 (IANS) The Presidium or executive body of Germany's governing Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has decided to back party leader Armin Laschet's bid to succeed Angela Merkel as Chancellor, Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse state, said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories gets authorisation for Sputnik V in India
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has announced that it has received the permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to import the Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Blinken embarks on Brussels visit
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday embarked on a visit to Brussels, Belgium, to consult with NATO allies on a range of shared priorities.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
T'gana daily Covid tally crosses 3K mark with higher testing
Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) After a day's lull, Telangana's daily Covid-19 tally has yet again crossed the 3,000-mark. The Covid status bulletin issued on Tuesday said 3,052 new cases were recorded in the state during the last 24 hours. A total of 1,13,007 samples were tested during this period. In contrast, the state had reported 2,251 cases on Monday from a test size of 79,027 samples.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Neeraj Ghaywan: Patriarchy, class, gender, sexuality are good to explore
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) National Award-winning director Neeraj Ghaywan, who shot to fame helming "Masaan", is wielding the megaphone back in the upcoming anthology "Ajeeb Daastaans". He has directed the segment titled "Geeli Pucchi" starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Konkona Sen Sharma.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Facebook connects people with state Covid vaccine info in US
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Facebook has announced to connect people in the US with state-specific information from local health departments about vaccines and how people can get their jabs.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Murder probe launched following Paris hospital shooting
Paris, April 13 (IANS) The Paris prosecutor's office has launched a murder investigation over a shooting incident outside a hospital hospital, which is also a Covid vaccination centre, in the French capital, suggesting the case did not appear to be terror-related.
2021-04-13
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Neuberg conducting Covid-19 tests for IPL teams
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Neuberg Diagnostics Private Limited, India's fourth largest pathology player, is conducting Covid-19 RT-PCR test for all the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
3.1M external attacks on Cloud user accounts in Q4 2020
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Anti-virus software company McAfee on Tuesday said it has observed an average of 648 cyber threats per minute in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 60 threats per minute (10 per cent) over the third quarter, with 3.1 million external attacks on Cloud user accounts.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Salesforce to reopen US headquarters in May
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Cloud software firm Salesforce has announced to reopen its San Francisco-based headquarters in May, but its workforce can still work remotely throughout 2021.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BP pills may cause skin cancers in elderly
Toronto, April 13 (IANS) Common medications used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) may adversely raise the risk of skin cancers in people aged 66 and above, claims a new study.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Pak remittances remain over $2bn for 10th month
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's remittances remained over $2 billion in March for the 10th month in a row, the country's central bank said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Upbeat ruling Left aims to get 2 RS seats in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the CPI-M known for its perseverance in fighting out legal battles, finally emerged victorious after the Election Commission was forced to admit in the High Court that they will conduct the Rajya Sabha polls to fill in three seats from the state which will fall vacant on April 21.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 179
Jakarta, April 13 (IANS) The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 179 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Maha Gudi Padva tragedy: 10 die due to Oxygen shortage
Palghar, April 13 (IANS) In a shocking tragedy on Gudi Padva, at least 10 Covid-19 patients have died in the Vasai town due to alleged shortage of medical oxygen, officials said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
1 killed in massive St. Petersburg factory fire
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) A massive blaze at a historic factory in the Russian city of St. Petersburg has killed one firefighter and injured two others, authorities have confirmed.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India reports 1,61,736 new Covid cases
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India reported 1,61,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting another grim one-day record, taking the overall tally to 1,36,89,453 on Tuesday, according to data issued by the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Intel-owned Mobileye, Udelv to build 35K autonomous vehicles
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Intel-owned Mobileye and Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, have announced to produce more than 35,000 autonomous vehicles by 2028, with commercial operations beginning in 2023.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Hoffenheim, Leverkusen share spoils in 0-0 draw
Sinsheim (Germany), April 13 (IANS) Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen played to a 0-0 draw in a result that helped neither side.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Rs 17 lakh fine on Future General India by IRDAI
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) India's insurance sector regulator has levied a penalty of Rs 17 lakh on private non-life insurer Future Generali India Insurance Ltd for buddling add-on covers on its motor insurance policies without the policyholder's as well as its own consent.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Woman hangs herself, in-laws make video
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), April 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a family lined up outside a window to shoot a video even as their daughter-in-law hanged herself to death inside.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Inflation, falling IP, declining rupee in NDA rule: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A month ahead of the BJP-led NDA government completing seven years, the Congress has attacked the government over economic issues, which it says are looming in the country.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rahul Vaidya: Won't compare if singers are bigger than actors
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Ever since singer Rahul Vaidya proposed to his girlfriend, model-actress Disha Parmar, on "Bigg Boss 14", their fans have been excited to know when the duo will take the relationship to its next level.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Israel will never allow Iran to obtain n-weapons'
Jerusalem, April 13 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Google hiring people to launch health record tool for patients
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Google is hiring people who use Android devices to give feedback for a new medical records tool for patients.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Biden picks new chief for border agency
Washington, April 13 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will nominate Chris Magnus, the chief of police in the city of Tucson, Arizona, to lead the Customs and Border Protection, the country's border enforcement agency that is currently dealing with a migrant influx.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
109-year-old Kagawa becomes world's oldest Olympic torch bearer
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Shigeko Kagawa, a 109-year-old woman, has become the oldest Olympic torch bearer after she took part in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Nara Prefecture on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
FIR lodged as BJP MLA, party leader fight in public view
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), April 13 (IANS) BJP MLA Yogesh Verma and former block chief Pawan Gupta, who were involved in a fracas over the candidature of their loyalists in the ongoing panchayat elections, have now been booked by the police following cross complaints.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Amid restrictions, rush in Himachal temples to mark Navratri
Shimla, April 13 (IANS) Amid the rising coronavirus cases and restrictions, devotees on Tuesday thronged temples in Himachal Pradesh on the first day of the nine-day long Chaitra Navratri festival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Religion
Twitter to set up its 1st African presence in Ghana
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) Twitter will set up its presence in Africa, with building a team in Ghana, its CEO jack Dorsey has announced.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gyanvapi Masjid Committee seeks stay on ASI survey
Varanasi, April 13 (IANS) The Anjuman Intezamia Masjid Committee, the management committee of the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi, has filed an urgent petition before the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on the April 8 judgment of a local court in Varanasi, allowing an archaeological survey of the entire complex by the Archaeological Survey of India.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Japan to dump Fukushima contaminated water into sea
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday that his government has decided to discharge contaminated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power into the Pacific Ocean amid domestic and international opposition.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Outside situations don't influence the way I am within: Jaggi Vasudev
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Even as #FreeTNTemples, part of 'Peoples Manifesto, conceived by Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru continues to take the social media by storm with more than 3.32 crore people supporting it, the founder of Isha Foundation feels that while before the polls, political parties put up manifestos and tell citizens what they will do -- it is a fundamental aspect that needs to change.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cross connections: North and South stars in mutual promotion spree
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With films from different industries in India releasing in multiple languages, stars are setting their eyes on not just releasing but also promoting films with big tie-ups across different film industries.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Babri case judge appointed deputy Lokayukta in UP
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) Former special CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav, who delivered judgment in the Babri Masjid demolition case acquitting all 32 accused, has been appointed deputy Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh by Governor Anandiben Patel.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Devotees in Punjab, Haryana throng gurdwaras to mark Baisakhi
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Devotees across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday thronged gurdwaras, including the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple in Amritsar, to mark the festival of Baisakhi.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Alarm bells ring again in Agra as Covid cases surge
Agra, April 13 (IANS) In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, the district health department has added more beds to the wards, upped the oxygen supply and streamlined the medical infrastructure in the city.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 136.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.94 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Agencies trail Dawood's brother Anees Ibrahim for striking drug deals in India via Dubai
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahims younger brother and accused in the Mumbai serial blasts, Anees Ibrahim is under the lens of Indian security agencies for his involvement in smuggling and manufacturing of contraband narcotics.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akriti Kakar: Music is integral part of growing up in Bengal
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Singer Akriti Kakar has been judging music reality shows for a while, and she feels young singers in West Bengal have a lot of talent. Akriti, who currently judges "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Bangla", said music is an important part of growing up among Bengalis.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ontario schools suspend in-person learning as Covid-19 cases soar
Ottawa, April 13 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, announced that all schools will stay closed indefinitely to in-person learning as Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the province.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Canada,Education,Health/Medicine
Russia slashes flights with Turkey over Covid-19 concerns
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Russia will reduce the number of regular and charter flights with Turkey from April 15 to June 1 to curb imports of Covid-19 infections, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova announced.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Johnson & Johnson vaccine sites shut in US after adverse reactions reported
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Several states in the United States have temporarily shut down some vaccine sites after people suffered adverse reactions to the shot.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oxygen failure in Romania's mobile ICU kills 3 Covid-19 patients
Bucharest, April 13 (IANS) Three Covid-19 patients died in a mobile intensive care unit (ICU) in Bucharest due to a malfunction in the oxygen installation, announced the Ministry of Health in a statement.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Romania,Health/Medicine
Spielberg to Barrymore: I still care about you, always have
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Steven Spielberg told actress Drew Barrymore that he still cares about her, and that he always has. Barrymore had worked with Spielberg in his 1982 sci-fi superhit "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial", as a child actor.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ambulance delay led to historian's death: Family
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The family of historian Yogesh Praveen, who died here on Monday evening, has alleged that the two-hour delay in ambulance was responsible for his death.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US not involved in Iran nuclear facility incident: White House
Washington, April 13 (IANS) The White House said that the United States was not involved in a recent attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief calls for 6 measures to finance recovery from Covid-19
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for six measures to help countries recover from Covid-19 and keep them on track toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Riz Ahmed spent months learning drums, sign language for 'Sound Of Metal'
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) Actor Riz Ahmed's role as Ruben Stone in "Sound Of Metal" has seen him get Best Actor nominations at the Oscars, the Golden Globe and the BAFTAs this awards season, besides a dozen other prominent ceremonies.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Despite short supply, COVAX distributed nearly 40 mn vaccine doses: WHO
Geneva, April 13 (IANS) Close to 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been distributed through the COVAX Facility, half of them in Africa, but vaccine supplies are still stalled due to "tremendous demand" especially in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tanya Sharma: Feel blessed I could achieve what I have in showbiz
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Tanya Sharma is currently excited about entering "Sasural Simar Ka 2", but she said there was a time at the start of her career when she was confused.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Exempt Covid drugs from GST, transfer Rs 6K to eligible: Sonia
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to the Prime Minister and asked him to exempt the medicines and equipment required for Covid-19 treatment and Rs 6,000 should be transferred every month in the accounts of those who are eligible.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 4.35 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, April 13 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,350,512, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Mentally challenged murderer burnt alive in Bihar
Patna, April 13 (IANS) A mentally challenged man facing murder charges was burnt alive by angry mob in Bakri village under Udwantnagar police station in Bhojpur district on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cameroon launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign
Yaounde, April 13 (IANS) Cameroon launched the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, a day after receiving its first batch of vaccines donated by China.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Cameroon,Health/Medicine
AAP MLA Atishi appointed as vice president of ICLEI
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Kalkaji Atishi has been appointed as vice president of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), party said a statement.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
MCD asst sanitary inspector, temporary staff held for graft
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Assistant Sanitary Inspector and a temporary staff of the MCD Delhi in an alleged bribery case.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines receives more Sinovac vaccines
Manila, April 13 (IANS) The Philippines received the second batch of Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac vaccines purchased from China.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Tejashwi hits out at Nitish govt over 'poor health infrastructure'
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Monday slammed the Bihar government over the crumbling health structure, as he cited the CAG's report that had red flagged the state's poor healthcare facilities as compared to other states.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bat fearlessly like Hooda: KL Rahul to teammates
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) A relieved Punjab Kings skipper K.L. Rahul called on his batsmen to bat fearlessly just like Deepak Hooda after his team managed to see off a resilient Rajasthan Royals led by Sanju Samson.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Heavy rains in Kerala for 5 days, forecasts IMD
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains in Kerala for the next five days and has issued yellow alert in six districts -- Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kozhikode and Wayanad.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Second half of the knock was my best in IPL: Samson
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Sanju Samson wanted to keep the coin from the toss as a souvenir since Monday's match against Punjab Kings was his captaincy debut. However, the match referee did not allow him to do so. All that the new Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper would be able to carry are memories of seven big sixes and 12 boundaries that helped him get to a century on his IPL captaincy debut.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Gujarat sees Covid tally now zoom over 6K, 55 fresh fatalities
Gandhinagar, April 13 (IANS) Gujarat saw no let up in its steadily burgeoning daily Covid cases, with the tally rising to 6,021 on Monday, taking its total to 3,53,516, while the death toll reached 4,855, with 55 more dying.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Manufacturing slump contracts industrial output by 3.6% in Feb
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A sharp fall in manufacturing and mining activities led to a slump in India's industrial output in February.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Innsbruck, Turin join Madrid as hosts of Davis Cup finals
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) Austria's Innsbruck and the Italian city of Turin have been chosen to host the Davis Cup 2021 finals alongside Madrid, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and organisers Kosmos said on Monday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Tennis
Samson's ton on IPL captaincy debut goes in vain as Punjab win
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Sanju Samson (119 off 63 balls) scored a hundred on his Indian Premier League (IPL) captaincy debut but couldn't take Rajasthan Royals (RR) past the finish line, getting dismissed off the last of the match as his team lost to Punjab Kings (PK) by four runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday night.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Vivek Kanade named Managing Director of Siemens Healthcare
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Siemens Healthcare Private Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary company of global medtech company Siemens Healthineers AG, has elevated Vivek Kanade as its Managing Director.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
9,579 new Covid cases, 52 deaths in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) The surge in the Covid-19 cases continues in Karnataka as 9,579 new cases and 52 deaths were rerported in a day across the state, said the health bulletin on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
12 Bandhan Bank staff test Covid positive in Patna
Patna, April 12 (IANS) As many as 12 employees of Bandhan Bank here on Monday tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 83 lakh in fines collected from Covid violators in B'luru
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Over Rs 83-lakh were collected as fines from 33,614 violators of Covid norms like not wearing a face mask and for not maintaining social distancing across this tech city in the first 11 days of April, police said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Numerous problems in RT-PCR reports in Delhi causing turmoil: Nurses' body
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) RT-PCR reports taking 72 hours, patients having to go to the centre many times to collect the reports and numerous delays due to non-receipt of reports are among the issues that have been flagged by the All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ceasefire agreements with three Naga groups extended (Ld)
Kohima/New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Union government on Monday extended the ceasefire agreements with three Naga insurgent outfits for one more year till April next year.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Sony's Indian arm funds fellowships for IISc women students
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Sony India Software Centre set up 5 fellowships for post-graduate women students at the premier Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in computing sciences, an official said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Telugu CMs, Governors extend warm Ugadi greetings
Amaravati/Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Both the Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Chief Ministers, Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and K. Chandrasekhar Rao, and Governors Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Tamilisai Soundararajan extended Ugadi greetings on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Goa directs remdesivir manufacturers to keep medicine stock on standby
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Amid a pan-India shortage of anti-viral drug Remdesivir in wake of the Covid surge, the Goa government has directed manufacturers to keep a stock of 5,000 units of the medicine on standby, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Active Covid cases race past 23k in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, April 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported 3,263 new Covid-19 cases, increasing the tally over 9.28 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 23,000 mark to reach 23,115.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
50% beds in Karnataka private hospitals for Covid patients
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Private hospitals in Karnataka would reserve 50 per cent of beds for treating Covid patients amid surging cases during the pandemic's second wave, said state Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid: Maha cases, deaths plummet, total toll crosses 58K
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) A day after recording the highest ever new infections, Maharashtra's Covid-19 cases and fatalities plummeted sharply, but the state death toll shot above 58,000, health officials said here on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Out of quarantine, SRH's Holder shouts 'freedom'
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Towering West Indian fast bowler Jason Holder can finally breathe easy. Wearing a black T-shirt, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) player emerged from his hotel room heaving a sigh of relief and chanting 'freedom' several times after his mandatory seven-day quarantine ended on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Lack of blood test doesn't bar insurer from seeking intoxication exemption: SC
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday held that lack of scientific material, blood tests or breath analyser results will not prevent insurance companies from establishing a case for exclusion from liability under ground of intoxication in a contract.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
EC bars Mamata from campaigning for 24 hours
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Unsatisfied with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's responses to the two notices of the Election Commission, the poll panel on Monday barred the Trinamool Congress supremo from any kind of campaigning for 24 hours, from 8 pm on Monday to 8 pm on Tuesday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India's 1st floating LNG storage & regasification unit arrives in Maha
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) India's first Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) has arrived at H-Energy's Jaigarh Terminal in Maharashtra.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Himachal six-time CM Virbhadra tests Covid positive
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, doctors said here.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SEBI fines Yes Bank for fraudulent acts on customers in 'Super FD' scheme
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Yes Bank has been fined Rs 25 crore by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for perpetrating "such fraudulent acts on its hapless and unsuspecting customers", in the sale of AT1 bonds.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gurugram CMO flags off mobile vaccination van
Gurugram, April 12 (IANS) Giving an impetus to the ongoing Covid vaccination drive, Gurugram Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Virender Yadav on Monday flagged off a mobile vaccination van, which will assist the healthcare centres inoculate people against Covid-19 faster.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's daily Covid tally crosses 11K, 72 new deaths
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The national capital continued to witness a massive surge of Covid-19 cases with a tally of 11,491 reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health bulletin on Monday. This is the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out early last year.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
South Africa's Linde stars as hosts beat Pakistan
Johannesburg, April 12 (IANS) South African all-rounder George Linde picked three wickets as the hosts clawed back from the loss in the opening T20 International to defeat Pakistan by six wickets in the second match at Johannesburg on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan betting hub puts its money on BJP in West Bengal polls
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Phalodi, a small Rajasthan town that is home to the famous betting market, predicts a clear victory for the BJP in the ongoing West Bengal polls, giving it 150-160 seats in the 294-member Assembly while giving the ruling Trinamool Congress only 100-110 seats.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Tewatia's sensational catch denies Rahul a century
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Punjab Kings skipper K.L. Rahul was close to scoring the first century of this Indian Premier League season. His hopes, however, were dashed as Rajasthan Royals spinner Rahul Tewatia pulled off a stunning catch at deep mid-wicket boundary.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
CAIT counters Gautam Adani on Flipkart partnership
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal, in a counter to Gautam Adani, has disapproved of the Adani Group joining hands with Flipkart, "killers of small businesses".
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Suspended by Baroda, Deepak Hooda proves his worth in IPL
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Deepak Hooda may have been suspended by the Baroda Cricket Association for the Indian domestic cricket season 2020-21, but there is no stopping the big-hitting talent as he took the IPL platform on Monday to show what his state team missed.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Lockdown fears trigger biggest crash of 2021; Sensex down over 1,700 pts (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Rising Covid cases along with movement restrictions and fears of another potential lockdown spooked investors leading to the biggest sell-off of 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ceasefire agreements with three Naga groups extended
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Indian government on Monday decided to extend ceasefire agreements with three small Naga groups for a year more till April 2022.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Bharti-backed OneWeb to provide connectivity services in Kazakhstan
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Bharti group-backed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network OneWeb has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Kazakhstan and local players for satellite connectivity in the country.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Munich can't guarantee fans in stadium at Euro 2020'
Munich, April 12 (IANS) The city of Munich cannot give any guarantee that spectators will be at least partially allowed back into the Allianz Arena during the Euro 2020 tournament, mayor Dieter Reiter said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Trinamool banking on Muslim voters, women to return to power
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Though the BJP has made a convincing dent into the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribe votes and the Muslim that constitute 30 per cent of the electorate, the population stands divided between Trinamool congress and The Indian Secular Front (ISF) floated by Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui. Yet, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to bank on the women and minority votes to sail through the election this year. Considering this poll mathematics there are some seats across the state which can be considered to be safe for the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Haryana imposes night curfew amid spike in Covid cases
Gurugram, April 12 (IANS) The Haryana government on Monday imposed night curfew with immediate effect amid sudden rise in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
We are good enough for a hat-trick: MI's Hardik Pandya
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' all-rounder Hardik Pandya reiterated on Monday that his team-mates were constantly motivating themselves by thinking about a hat-trick of Indian Premier League (IPL) titles after their title triumphs in 2019 and 2020.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Trisha's 'Paramapadham Vilayattu' to release on Tamil New Year
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The Trisha Krishnan-starrer political thriller Tamil film "Paramapadham Vilayattu" will release digitally on April 14. The day marks Tamil Puthandu (Tamil New Year).
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hooda, Rahul take Punjab Kings to 221/6 against RR
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) A 105-run partnership for the third wicket in just 46 balls between skipper K.L. Rahul and Deepak Hooda helped Punjab Kings post 221/6 in their 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vipul Shah: Wanted to make Vidyut an action hero after his 'Force' audition
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Vipul Shah's film "Commando" clocked in eight years on Monday, and the filmmaker says all it took for him to conceptualise the film was one look at actor Vidyut Jamwal's audition tape for Force.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rapper D'Evil's new song 'Kaancheck' talks of need to restore law and order
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Mumbai-based rapper D'Evil released his new song 'Kaanceck', and the artiste says he tried to put an 'unbiased' perspective on the real issues of society,
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Retail inflation rises in March, food prices soar (Ld)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's retail inflation marginally rose in March as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 5.52 per cent from 5.03 per cent in February.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vigilance raid: Rs 50 lakh seized from Muslim League leader KM Shaji's residence
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) The Kerala vigilance department has seized Rs 50 lakh from the residence of Muslim League leader KM Shaji, MLA, according to information from Vigilance sources.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
TCS reports 15% growth in Q4 net profit
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday reported a 14.9 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit for the January-March quarter on a year-on-year (YoY) basis at Rs 9,246 crore.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Payal Ghosh essays different shades in 'Red'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh, who came under the spotlight a while back after accusing filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for sexual harassment, is gearing up for her next titled "Red". In the film, she plays a college girl and a housewife.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WB, other poll-bound states see Covid cases zoom amid electioneering
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) West Bengal, which is midway through its poll process, as well as Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and Union Territory of Puducherry, where voting has concluded, witnessed a massive surge in Covid cases since the Assembly elections were announced by the Election Commission on February 26.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bangladesh arrive in Sri Lanka for Test series
Colombo, April 12 (IANS) A 21-member Bangladesh squad, with three new faces in Test reckoning, arrived in Colombo on Monday to play a two-match Test series in Kandy from April 21.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
CSK show they are in high spirits despite loss to DC
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) It was a disappointment no less for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to lose their Indian Premier League (IPL) opening game to Delhi Capitals (DC) by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rasika Dugal asks fans to 'hang in there'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal took to social media to post a positive message for her fans, amid the Covid gloom. She spoke about anxiety caused by the "uncertainties" of these "strange" times, even as temporary lockdown has been imposed in Maharashtra due to surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi gets more than 11k beds in private hospitals for 2021 Covid wave
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Delhi government has notified 19 private hospitals where 80 per cent of ICU beds are to be reserved for Covid patients, 82 private hospitals with 60 per cent reservation and 101 private hospitals where 60 per cent ward beds are to be reserved for Covid treatment.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Big B on 30 years of 'Ajooba': How time has passed
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan on Monday went down memory lane and reminisced about his film "Ajooba". The Bollywood icon posted a picture from the film, which was released in 1991 on Instagram.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Big-hitting Gayle becomes first to hit 350 sixes in IPL
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) When Punjab Kings batsman Chris Gayle hoisted Rajasthan Royals' Ben Stokes for a six in his first over, he became the first batsman in Indian Premier League history to hit 350 sixes.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Base effect pushes March YoY auto sales higher, but FY21 numbers in red
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Base effect, along with low interest rates and pent-up demand, accelerated domestic passenger vehicle sales in March 2021 on both year-on-year and sequential basis.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parth Samthaan thanks Ekta Kapoor for breaking his 'chocolate boy image'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor Parth Samthaan will essay a rugged avatar in the upcoming series "Main Hero Boll Raha Hun", and he is glad to shed his chocolate-boy image from years of television.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
14 private hospitals in Delhi declared 'fully Covid': Delhi Government
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) In view of exponential surge of Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the health department of the Delhi Government has declared as many as 14 big private hospitals as fully Covid-care centres on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna slams troll for criticising her bikini pic
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood star Tiger Shroff's sister Krishna lost her cool on Monday when a netizen compared her to her brother and tried slutshaming her.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Meals barred on flights below 2-hour duration
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Amid the rising number of Covid cases in the country, the Centre has barred meals on flights with less than 2-hour duration.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Traffic congestion in Mumbai, Bengaluru nosedives in 2nd Covid wave
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The traffic congestion index for major cities in some of the hardest-hit states ? Mumbai (Maharashtra), Bengaluru (Karnataka), and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) ? has nosedived in the past few weeks, and is winding back towards levels seen during the nationwide lockdown last April.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi to unveil 'X' series in India on April 23
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Alongside Mi 11 Ultra, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Monday announced that it is all set to unveil its flagship X series in India on April 23.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ankita Raina top-ranked Indian, Sania distant 2nd in doubles
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's top women's tennis player Ankita Raina continues to lead her compatriots in both the WTA singles and doubles rankings released on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
TN govt decides to carry out 'aggressive' Covid testing
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Ensuring at least 90,000 RT-PCR tests daily to detect cases, aggressive testing in Covid-hit areas, tracing 25-30 contacts of infected persons, and holding of 'fever camps' were among the decisions taken at the medical experts meeting, chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, here on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Brokerage firm Upstox hacked, 25-30 lakh users' data at risk
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Digital stockbroking firm Upstox, one of the official partners of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted a data breach, saying that the financial details of its users are completely safe. However, cyber security researchers said at least 25-30 lakh users may be affected and the hacker is asking $1.2 million ransom.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Fatima Sana Shaikh opens up on 'Ajeeb Daastaans' role
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Fatima Sana Shaikh will soon be seen in the anthology "Ajeeb Daastaans". She stars alongside Jaideep Ahlawat Armaan Rahlan in the Shashank Khaitan-directed segment, which is the first story of the four-story anthology that looks at love and relationships from an unconventional perspective.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yet to receive SEC communication on Sputnik V approval: DRL
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Amid reports that the subject expert committee (SEC) has approved Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' (DRL) application for the Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik V to tackle Coronavirus pandemic, the city-based company is yet to receive official communication about the approval.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K sees 991 new Covid cases, no deaths
Jammu, April 12 (IANS) As many as 991 new Covid cases came to light in J&K on Monday although no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Hyderabad FC extend top Aussie striker's contract till 2022
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC on Monday extended the contract of their 31-year-old Australian striker Joel Chianese till the end of the 2021-22 season.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
SC seeks reply on plea seeking setting up of transgenders' welfare board
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and others on a plea seeking directions to establish a transgenders welfare board to address their social welfare issues.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Paddler Sathiyan excited after good run in Poland
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's ace table-tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran is excited after maintaining an unbeaten record in the Polish Superliga, saying it will boost his confidence ahead of the Tokyo Olympics that start on July 23 in Japan.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
No probe needed in phone chat of Andhra HC ex-judge, suspended official: SC
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said there was no need of an enquiry by retired apex court judge, Justice R.V. Raveendran (retd), ordered by the Andhra Pradesh High Court, in a case involving a telephonic conversation between former Chief Justice V. Eswaraiah, and a suspended district munsif magistrate.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tripura's new party to take over tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) The 'TIPRA Motha', the newly formed tribal-based party which secured a landslide victory by defeating the ruling BJP-IPFT candidates in the April 6 elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), will take charge of the powerful autonomous body next week.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Tanya Sharma: Was confused when I made by debut in showbiz
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actress Tanya Sharma, who will be seen in "Sasural Simar Ka 2", admits being confused at the start of her career.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Child star Aditi Jaltare worked on diction, body language for Ahilyabai
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Child actress Aditi Jaltare, who stars as Ahilyabai Holkar in the show "Punyashlok Ahilyabai", says although she could relate to her character, she faced challenges while portraying it.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra's village, ward volunteer system has redefined governance: CM
Amaravati, April 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday said the state's village and ward volunteer system has redefined governance, effectively delivering welfare with inclusiveness.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Kangana Ranaut: Can anyone tell me if Maharashtra has a lockdown?
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday found reason to take a jibe at authorities amid speculations that yet another lockdown is imminent in Maharashtra.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rupee drops below 75/$ amid surging Covid cases
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Indian rupee continued to depreciate for the sixth consecutive day, breached the 75 per US dollar mark amid rising cases of Covid-19 and concerns of fresh localised lockdowns.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Haryana imposes night curfew to contain Covid spike
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) The Haryana government on Monday announced night curfew from 9 p.m. till 5 a.m. with immediate effect to curb the spike in Covid cases.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Three-member panel to manage Anna University till VC named
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) A three-member Convenor Committee will exercise the powers of the Anna University's Vice Chancellor till a new person is appointed to the post, the varsity said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Marathi film 'Puglya' wins best foreign feature at Moscow International Film Fest
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Marathi film "Puglya" has won the Best Foreign Language Feature award at Moscow International Film Festival, 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
With no sign of return to cabinet, Sidhu's future in limbo
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's return to the Punjab cabinet hangs in balance as there is no indication of this happening from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, despite the efforts of the Congress leadership and General Secretary in-charge Harish Rawat.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals win toss, elect to field against Punjab Kings
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. This is the first match for both the teams in the IPL 2021 season.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Former Nepal king Gyanendra in India to attend Kumbh
New Delhi, April 12: The last king of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah is in India to attend the Kumbh festival. He arrived in the holy city of Haridwar on Sunday to participate in the biggest Hindu festival.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Young Indian players dominate first 3 days of IPL
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The start to this year's Indian Premier League has been dominated again by young Indian players who are looking to catch the eye of national selectors through their performances.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
B. Praak to appear on Sargun Mehta, Ravi Dubey's 'Udaariyaan'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Punjabi singer B. Praak will soon be seen on the actor-producer duo Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey's show "Udaariyaan". The singer will be part of the Baisaakhi celebration episode of the show.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rafiqul Islam Madani - 'Little Devil' of Bangladesh arrested
New Delhi, April 12: Amid the ongoing crackdown on the militant hardliner groups, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Of Bangladesh has arrested Rafiqul Islam Madani. Known as "shishu bokta" (child preacher), he has been charged with making provocative anti-state speeches and inciting mob. Madani is one of the icons of the hardline outfit, Hefazat- e- Islam (HeI).
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Modi reaches out to weaker sections at Bengal rally
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) In an effort to reach out to the Scheduled Castes and Matuas that constitute more than 15 percent of the electorate of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured justice to all refugees, Matua and Namasudra and at the same time criticised the Trinamool Congress for equating them with beggars.
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
China's worst kept secret is out: Top official admits Chinese vaccines are weak
New Delhi, April 12: China's top health official has admitted for the first time ever that the Chinese coronavirus vaccines are not very effective and the government is exploring the option of mixing different Covid-19 vaccines to give them a boost, according to a news report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Aditi Rao Hydari reveals her first look in 'Maha Samudram'
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari on Monday revealed her first look in the upcoming Telugu film "Maha Samudram". The actress plays the character of Maha in the bilingual film.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab CM gives proprietary rights to 3,245 slum dwellers
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered proprietary rights for 3,245 slum households in three districts under the BASERA scheme, with directives to complete the process of grant of such rights to a total of 40,000 households by September.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Parrikar's 'legacy' rises from the ashes for Goa's opposition parties
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Reviled and criticised when he was alive for his "dictatorial tendencies" and malgovernance, former Goa Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar and his 'legacy of development' appears to have emerged as a rallying point for opposition parties in the state in the run up to the 2022 assembly polls.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kerala imposes more curbs amid Covid resurgence
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala has imposed more restrictions as the number of active Covid cases crossed 40,000 and Test positivity rate more than 10.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Margaret Cho: John Travolta is 'last movie star in a lot of ways'
Los Angeles, April 12 (IANS) Actress Margaret Cho says she loved sharing screen space with John Travolta in John Woo's 1997 action superhit "Face/Off", adding that she considers the actor the "last movie star".
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBI summons former Maha minister Deshmukh for questioning on Wed
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Moving ahead in its probe into the allegations of corruption and misuse of office, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning on April 14.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vodafone Idea to pay balance license fee by April 15
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Vodafone Idea Ltd will pay the remaining amount of license fee by April 15 along with the interest.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nila Madhab Panda's 'Kalira Atita' invited for Cornell University screening
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda's Odia film "Kalira Atita" is all set to be screened at Cornell University's film society, Cornell Cinema, at New York.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid in SC: 44 staffers positive, judges hear matters virtually from home
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The surge in cases amid the second wave of Covid-19 has hit the Supreme Court with several of its staff testing positive for the viral infection.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Dipannita Sharma on 'Raat Baaki Hai' shoot in Rajasthan
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Dipannita Sharma has started shooting for "Raat Baaki Hai" in Rajasthan. She says she was concerned about safety on the set after months in confinement owing to the pandemic.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Microsoft buys speech-recognition company Nuance for $19.7B
Redmond (Washington State), April 12 (IANS) In one of the biggest tech deals, Microsoft on Monday announced to acquire speech-recognition company Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in an all-cash transaction.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
NRI tycoon MA Yusufali back in UAE after helicopter mishap
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Billionaire businessman and the richest Keralite, according to Forbes magazine, MA Yusufali who escaped with minor injuries after the helicopter carrying him, his wife and two staff members made an emergency landing at Panangad in Kochi on Sunday, is back in the UAE.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
Fresh Covid wave dents prospect of recovery, retail mobility
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The fresh lockdowns and restrictions in the country in the wake of second Covid-19 wave is beginning to have its impact on the economic activity again putting doubts over a recovery that was expected to be swifter in coming months.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gurugram: Three held for betting on IPL match
Gurugram, April 12 (IANS) Three men were arrested on charges of betting on an IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), police said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Retail inflation rises in March, food prices soar
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's retail inflation marginally rose in March as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased to 5.52 per cent from 5.03 per cent in February.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI summons former Maha minister Deshmukh on Wednesday
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Moving ahead in its probe into the allegations of corruption and misuse of office, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh for questioning on April 14.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Fahadh Faasil says 'Joji' is his most difficult character
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) National Award-winning Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil is basking in the acclaim his new film "Joji" has garnered, ever since it dropped digitally last week. The actor says this has been his toughest role so far.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RDIF awaiting SEC recommendation for Sputnik approval in India
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Monday it is "awaiting imminently" the recommendation by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to approve the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus in the country.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hansal Mehta questions need to conduct polls amid Covid
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Monday questioned the necessity of conducting elections in the country amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manufacturing slump contracts industrial output by 3.6% in Feb
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Sharp fall in manufacturing and mining activities led to a slump in India's industrial output in February.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Save us from doom': Hospitality industry sends SOS to all CMs
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In a last-ditch measure, the apex Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associatons of India (FHRAI) sent an SOS to all Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries on Monday, seeking urgent relief measures to help save the industry from doom as nearly one-third of hotels and restaurants across the country have shut down permanently.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dhoni's wicket a dream come true for young DC pacer Avesh
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' (DC) young fast bowler Avesh Khan was one of the happiest players around on the field after his team defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vidya Balan: The 'Mask'erade is not over yet
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan on Monday took reminded fans to wear masks amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has badly affected Maharashtra.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Salman Khan launches Hindi teaser of 'Major'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The teaser of "Major", starring Telugu actor Adivi Sesh as 26/11 martyr Sandeep Unnikrishnan, was launched in three languages by three big stars on Monday. Salman Khan launched the Hindi teaser. Mahesh Babu, who also produces the film, launched the Telugu teaser while Prithviraj Sukumaran launched the Malayali version.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hardik's shoulder niggle a worry for Mumbai Indians
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) All-rounder Hardik Pandya's shoulder niggle and workload management are creating a headache for Mumbai Indians as they struggle to find a bowling option who can play the role of a back-up with one of the frontline bowlers going for runs.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Brokerage firm Upstox hacked, 25-30 cr users' data at risk (Ld)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Digital stockbroking firm Upstox, one of the the official partners of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted a data breach, saying that the financial details of its users are completely safe. However, cyber security researchers said at least 25-30 lakh users may be affected.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
`Hotel banquet, meeting curbs should be commensurate with venue size'
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Requesting the Tamil Nadu government for relaxation or waiver of statutory payments, the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) also urged the former to have Covid-19 restriction norms for hotel meetings and banquets commensurate to the venue size.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Aparshakti Khurana decodes film set lingo for fans
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor Aparshakti Khurana has hopped onto the bandwagon of a viral social media trend with a funny twist. Social media has lately been abuzz with "Turning things into inspirational quotes", and most people have quoted near and dear ones. Aparashakti chose to decoded the language used on film sets.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Massive 'Dinosaur dance floor' unearthed in China
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) Chinese researchers have unearthed a massive concentration of dinosaur footprints, scientifically termed a "dinosaur dance floor," in Shanghang County in east China's Fujian Province.
2021-04-12
Category: International, China,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
India set to get third vaccine as expert panel clears Sputnik
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A government expert panel has given its nod to emergency use authorisation of Russian-made Covid vaccine, Sputnik-V, in India, Union Health Ministry sources said.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amazon India to cover Covid-19 vaccine cost for 10 lakh people
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) As individuals above 45 years of age in the country can now get Covid-19 vaccines, Amazon India on Monday said that it will cover the cost of Covid-19 jabs for more than 10 lakh people.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
8 killed, 4 injured in road accident in J&K's Doda (Ld)
Jammu, April 12 (IANS) At least eight passengers were killed and four seriously injured on Monday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Adhvik Mahajan plays a woman in 'Teri Meri Ikk Jindri'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor Adhvik Mahajan had to dress up like a woman in the show "Teri Meri Ikk Jindri". This is the first time that Adhvik, whose character currently has three looks in the show, plays a woman on screen and he is tried his best to be convincing.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Boxers gear up for Worlds in lockdown-hit Polish city
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Polish city of Kielce is facing lockdown because of a new wave of Covid-19 in Europe but it is also gearing up to host the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships starting on Tuesday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vikram Bhatt to shoot horror film "Cold" in cold storage
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt plans to shoot his upcoming film "Cold" in a cold storage, to replicate the freezing condition that the storyline demands. The filmmaker says the whole idea is to create a real-life thriller.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
iQOO, Amazon partner to launch flagship smartphone in India
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Chinese behemoth BBK Group's smartphone brand iQOO on Monday announced that it has partnered with Amazon India for it's upcoming smartphone series in the country.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCB arrests 4, seizes several drugs for sale through darknet
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday said that it has arrested four people and seized 30.5 lakh doses of psychotropic drugs, 70,000 codeine based cough syrups (CBCS) and 14.895 kg amphetamine drug.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Every Bayern player to be a leader in PSG showdown: Kimmich
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) Midfielder Joshua Kimmich insists that every Bayern Munich player "must become a leader" if the defending champions want to reach the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday at Paris Saint-Germain.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
AEPC urges govt for uninterrupted manufacturing at factories
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Concerned over possible imposition of lockdowns due to a resurgence in coronavirus infections, the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has urged the government to keep factories free from lockdowns and requested for essential service sector tag for the labour-intensive apparel export industry.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India Pay-TV industry revenues to grow at 7% CAGR over 2020-25
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A new report published by Media Partners Asia (MPA) indicates that India's pay-TV industry will grow at 7 per cent CAGR between 2020-25 as total industry revenues, including subscription and advertising, reach $12.3 billion by 2025.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru FC to forget past, look ahead with hope: Chhetri
Goa, April 12 (IANS) Sunil Chhetri and his boys will look to forget the disappointments of the last season and make a fresh start when the Indian Super League (ISL) club Bengaluru FC takes on Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC in the AFC Cup Preliminary Round 2 clash in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
New soft, flexible nasal swabs to aid in better Covid testing
New York, April 12 (IANS) A Q-tip cotton swab inserted into your nose to gauge the presence of Covid-19 infections is a pain and not a pleasant experience. Now, that can soon become history with a new swab made of thin, hairlike structures may be easy not only on the nose but also for faster absorbing and releasing samples.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Make remdesivir available to every patients, HC to Gujarat govt
Gandhinagar, April 12 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Monday pulled up the state government for having such a system that put entire control of remdesivir injections under one agency, asking why was the crucial anti-Covid medicine not made available for everybody.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Electioneering leads to TN political leaders infected with Covid
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The death of Congress candidate from Srivilliputhur constituency in Tamil Nadu P.S.W. Madhava Rao and BJP leader from Aruvarakurshi constituency, K. Annamalai testing positive for Covid triggered a debate about the political leaders getting infected while on the campaign trail in the middle of the raging pandemic.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Coal scam: CBI interrogates Anup Majhi for sixth time
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The CBI on Monday interrogated the alleged coal scam kingpin Anup Majhi alias Lala for the sixth time.
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S. Korea reports 49 more cases of Covid-19 variants
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea on Monday reported 49 new cases of Covid-19 variants amid concerns that the spread of more transmissible strains may further strain the country's virus battle.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
'Champions League matches beneficial for FC Goa, Indian football'
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando, said the AFC Champions League was on a par with some of the biggest continental tournaments, such as the UEFA Champions League and the Copa Libertadores, and his boys should make the most of this "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity".
2021-04-12
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
With de Kock back, MI take on buoyant KKR (Preview: Match 05)
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Despite losing their first match in the IPL 2021 to Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians face a problem of plenty.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'His Storyy' poster controversy: Sudhanshu Saria isn't satisfied with Ekta Kapoor's apology
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria feels the apology tendered by Ekta Kapoor's production house ALT Balaji following his allegation of poster concept plagiarism is "brazen, disrespectful, inconsiderate", and "smacks of arrogance". Saria had earlier pointed out that the poster of Kapoor's upcoming show "His Storyy" is similar to that of his film "Loev".
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Several hospitals to be turned into Covid care centres: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Amid the continuing exponential surge in Covid-19 cases in the city for the last few weeks, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that several government and private hospitals will be converted into dedicated Covid care centres soon. The decision was taken in an emergency meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the national capital.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
BYJU'S raises $455 mn led by Baron Funds as part of $1B round
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Leading ed-tech company BYJU'S has raised $455 million from investors that include Baron Funds and Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin's B Capital Group, as part of a $1 billion 'Series F' round, the media reported on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Education
WeWork India raises Rs 200 crore, aims for profitability in 2021
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Co-working major WeWork India on Monday said it has raised Rs 200 crore from investors, through a mix of debt and equity.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
No link between Covid-19 vaccinations and deaths: S Korea
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea's health authorities on Monday said there is no causal relation between Covid-19 vaccines and 11 reported deaths after vaccinations, assuring the public of the safety of the vaccines.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
Antarctica's 'doomsday glacier' will melt faster than thought
London, April 12 (IANS) The supply of warm water to Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "doomsday glacier", is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow -- a risk for global sea levels, say researchers.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Raj wine shop e-auction breaks all records, garners Rs 999 cr
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Continuing to smash all past records, the e-auction of liquor shops in a Rajasthan town carrying the base price of Rs 1.84 crore witnessed an unexpected bidding of over Rs 999 crore in Dausa, leaving the excise officials in a state of excitement.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
MIT scientists create music from spider webs
New York, April 12 (IANS) A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have translated the structure of a spider web into music, which could have applications ranging from better 3D printers to cross-species communication and otherworldly musical compositions.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Education
Base effect pushes March passenger vehicle sales higher: SIAM
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Base effect, along with low interest rates and pent-up demand, accelerated domestic passenger vehicle sales in March 2021 on both year-on-year and sequential basis.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TCL launches 3 true wireless earbuds in India
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Consumer electronics company TCL on Monday launched three true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds at an introductory price starting from just Rs 1,999 in the India market.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maharashtra postpones board exams after netizens, Bollywood raise voice
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced on Monday that class 10 and 12 board exams will be postponed given the current Covid situation in the state.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maha HSC/SSC Board exams postponed to May-June
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) In a significant move amid zooming Covid cases, the state government on Monday announced that it has decided to postpone the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) final examinations for the current academic year.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
A melange of Indian classical dance and music in Delhi
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) In a welcome but cautious reopening of the capital's cultural scene, young and experienced Indian classical dancers, musicians and instrumentalists converged in New Delhi's Triveni Kala Sangam for the second edition of a music and dance festival organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Govt to frame new electricity policy
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Power Ministry has set up an expert panel to prepare the Draft National Electricity Policy 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
76% growth in digital payments in India in last 12 months (Ld)
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Online transactions saw a healthy growth of 76 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to 2020, as tier 2 and 3 cities and towns continued to contribute over 50 per cent of all online transactions, a new report said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Adarsh Gourav: BAFTA nomination as good as win for me (IANS interview)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indian actor Adarsh Gourav earned global spotlight with his nomination at the 74th British Academy of Films and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for his performance of Balram Halwai in "The White Tiger", in the Leading Actor category. Although he did not win, he is not upset.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Online registration of Amarnath yatra to begin from April 15
Jammu, April 12 (IANS) The online registration of pilgrims for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021 is going to commence on April 15 for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
Steel exports riding on rich realisations
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The high prevailing price of steel globally has built a strong ground for domestic steel makers to test overseas market for growth with competitive price offerings.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BPF candidates shifted from Assam to foil 'horse trading'
Guwahati, April 12 (IANS) After the AIUDF shifted its candidates to Rajasthan, another ally of Congress-led Mahajot (grand alliance) in Assam, Bodoland People's Front (BPF), has temporarily took its candidates to a foreign country, party sources said here on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Suu Kyi demands in-person meeting with lawyers
Nay Pyi Taw, April 12 (IANS) Myanmar's former de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was ousted and detained following the February 1 coup, has again demanded a face-to-face meeting with her lawyers at a court hearing held online.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
4 cops suspended for hooch tragedy in Bihar
Patna, April 12 (IANS) Four policemen, including a Station House Officer (SHO), have been placed under suspension by the Bihar police for alleged links with the liquor mafia in Nawada district.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plea on EMAS at airports: SC tells Centre to address it
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to address the concerns raised in a plea claiming there was a deliberate omission for years to install Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at airports, which prevent aircrafts from overshooting runways at vulnerable airports such as Mangaluru and Kozhikode.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
India sees 76% growth in digital payments in last 12 months
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Online transactions in the first quarter of this year saw a growth of 76 per cent in the first quarter of 2010 as compared to 2020, as tier 2 and 3 cities and towns continued to contribute over 50 per cent of all online transactions, a new report said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Tirupati by-poll referendum, our MPs will resign on loss: YSRCP
Amaravati, April 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy said the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) is taking the Tirupati by-poll as a referendum and its Parliamentarians will resign if the election is lost.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Kareena, K.Jo, Pratik Gandhi to flaunt culinary skills in new show
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Bollywood personalities such as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Pratik Gandhi, Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora will be seen showcasing their culinary skills in a show called "Star Vs Food".
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vivek Oberoi recalls living in a slum to prepare for 'Company' role
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi on Monday turned nostalgic on completing 19 years in Bollywood. The actor recalled staying in a slum for three weeks to prepare for his character of gangster Chandu in his debut film, Ram Gopal Varma's "Company" that released on April 12, 2002.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Accused held for rape and murder of 5-year-old in UP
Badaun (UP), April 12 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping and then killing a five-year-old girl in a village here.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dutee Chand gears up for World Relays as Indian team sets sight on Tokyo
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Dutee Chand, national record holder in women's 100 metres, will stay in quarantine for a week as well as train in isolation as she shifts her training base to Patiala's National Institute of Sports from Bhubaneswar to prepare for next month's World Relays.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi issues strict guidelines for Covid management
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued strict guidelines to control Covid spread in the state.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Acer unveils 'Nitro 5' gaming laptop in India
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Global PC brand Acer on Monday unveiled a gaming laptop Acer Nitro 5 in India that starts from Rs 69,999.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Priyanka's son Raihan Vadra's photo exhibition from April 21
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Son of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra, Raihan Rajiv Vadra's solo photo exhibition -- "Dark Perception" -- will begin from April 21 at Bikaner House here.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3 killed in road accident in J&K's Doda district
Jammu, April 12 (IANS) Three persons were killed and several injured on Monday when a mini bus fell into a rivulet in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Where are phishing emails more likely to originate from?
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Security researchers have found that phishing emails are more likely to originate from certain countries in parts of Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
B'desh issues fresh directives for 'full lockdown'
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Amid a surge in new Covid-19 cases, the Bangladeshi government on Monday issued a fresh set of directives for a nationwide "full lockdown" from wednesday onwards.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Greece to open up tourism from May 14
Athens, April 12 (IANS) Greek Vice-Minister of Tourism Sofia Zacharaki announced on Monday that holidaymakers from European Union (EU) nations will be able to travel Athens without having to quarantine from May 14 onwards.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Brokerage firm Upstox suffers data breach, says users' data safe
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) After admitting a data breach affecting its users, leading stock brokerage firm Upstox has said that the financial data of its users is completely safe.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Syrian suspect on trial for Germany stabbing incident
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) A 21-year-old Syrian suspect went on trial in the German city of Dresden on Monday, six months after a knife attack on two tourists that left one dead and the other seriously injured.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Terrorism
Reduced testing size sees Telangana's daily Covid tally dip
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) Relatively lower number of tests resulted in lower tally of new Covid-19 cases on Sunday. As per the bulletin for the 24 hours ending 8 p.m. on Sunday, 2,251 new cases were reported in Telangana.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 fear grips Bihar, cases rise 4 times in 8 days
Patna, April 12 (IANS) The surge in coronavirus cases in Bihar has sparked the pandemic fear again in the minds of the people. The number of infected persons has broken new records with rise in active Covid-19 patients. Covid cases have risen four times in the last eight days in the state.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
How grey wolves survived ice-age extinction
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Grey wolves which are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around 11,700 years ago probably did so by adapting their diet over thousands of years, from a primary reliance on horses during the Pleistocene, to caribou and moose today, says a new study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
SC questions lawyer's plea seeking judiciary to increase its own retirement age
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday queried an advocate whether he had moved court seeking judiciary to enhance its own age of retirement, as it declined to entertain a plea seeking uniform of retirement for the judges of High Court and the top court.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karthik in star-studded Sky Sports commentary team for The Hundred
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Veteran Indian Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been announced as part of Sky Sports' star-studded commentary lineup for The Hundred. The tournament, which will be played in a new 100-ball format, will start with a women's game between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday, July 21.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
30 lakh vaccine doses administered on Day 1 of 'Tika Utsav'
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Monday said that nearly 30 lakh doses of vaccine were given on Day 1 of the "Tika Utsav" which has pushed the cumulative coverage to 10.45 crore, as India's average doses per day crossed the 40 lakh mark, continuing to be the highest globally.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
3 ex-Cong MPs in fray for UP Shia Board
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Three former MPs of the Congress -- Begum Noor Bano, Akhtar Hussain Rizvi and Syed Sibte Razi -- will be in the fray for the membership of Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board from MP/MLA quota.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Bayern prez hopes Flick will fulfil contract
Munich, April 12 (IANS) Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects coach Hansi Flick to continue at the club in the coming seasons.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Covid effect: Cafe run by acid attack survivors suspends ops
Agra/ Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) The pandemic has spelt doom for acid attack survivors in Agra and Lucknow.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Police help couple marry in police station
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) The police in Jhansi, for a change, helped a young couple get married at the police station and ward off parental pressure.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Lockdown panic triggers sell-off; Sensex down over 1,700 pts (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Rising Covid cases as well as reimposition of movement restrictions across states dented India's stock markets on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Living Covid patient declared dead in Bihar
Patna, April 12 (IANS) A case has come to light at Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) where a living person infected with Covid-19 was declared dead and a death certificate issued to his family members.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Bihar,National
INS Viraat 40% dismantled, can't convert it into museum, says SC
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday cited that 40 per cent of the India's decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat has been dismantled and dismissed a plea by a private firm seeking to convert it into a museum.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Prince Harry back in UK ahead of Prince Philip's funeral
London, April 12 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry has returned to Britain for the first time since leaving for his new life in Los Angeles ahead of the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, on Saturday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rajasthan becomes second state to vaccinate over 1 cr people
Jaipur, April 12 (IANS) Rajasthan has become the second state in the country to have got more than one crore people vaccinated by Monday afternoon.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
LG Wing to be available at Rs 29,999 on Flipkart
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) LG Wing, a dual-display smartphone featuring a rotatable main screen, has now received a price cut in the country as it will be available at Rs 29,999 on Flipkart.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Employment-starved urban Bengal might look for alternative
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Soumen Modnal owns a tea-stall in the market outside Birlapur Jute mill near Budge Budge in South 24 Parganas - nearly 45 kilomteres from Kolkata. Once he was a permanent worker in the jute mill but, now as the mill is closed for the last four years, 38-year Mondal is left with no job. He has to rely on the daily sales of his handmade tea, biscuits and cake.
2021-04-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bihar reports 7,225 new Covid cases in last 48 hours
Patna, April 12 (IANS) In Bihar, 7,225 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 48 hours and 12 lost their lives, according to the state health department officials on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Novel personalised cancer vaccine safe: Study
New York, April 12 (IANS) A new personalised cancer vaccine, developed by the US researchers, is safe and beneficial for patients with different cancers, including lung and bladder, results of phase I clinical trials have shown.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Antibody reaction traced to blood clots linked to AstraZeneca jabs
New York, April 12 (IANS) After reports of blood clots experienced by some people after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine triggered safety concerns, new research published in a leading medical journal suggests that a rare antibody reaction was found in a few people who got the vaccine.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Iran blames Israel for attack on nuke facility
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday described the cyberattack on the Natanz nuclear facility as an act of terrorism and blamed Israel for it.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Japan in 'jubilant mood' as Hideki Matsuyama wins Masters title
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) Japanese fans and officials were elated at the news that golfer Hideki Matsuyama has won the 85th Masters at Augusta National in the US.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Antipsychotics can lower Covid infection, severity risk: Study
London, April 12 (IANS) Patients treated with antipsychotic drugs have a lower risk of becoming infected or suffer a milder form of SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus causing Covid-19 -- if they get infected, according to a study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
AP police arrest 10 treasure hunters for hammering Nandi idol
Jagamarla (Andhra Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor police arrested 10 persons for stealing and destroying a Nandi idol from a temple in a Dalit colony in Jagamarla village, believing that diamonds were embedded inside it.
2021-04-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh imposes week-long air travel ban
Dhaka, April 12 (IANS) Bangladesh has announced plans to ban all international and domestic flights for a week from Wednesday, coinciding with yet another lockdown to counter a spike in new coronavirus cass.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Matsuyama wins Masters, 1st Japanese to claim major win
Augusta (the US), April 12 (IANS) Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to claim a major title on Monday when he held off the field to win the 2021 Augusta Masters golf tournament by one stroke.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Golf
Cambodians demand apology over altered images of genocide victims
Phnom Penh, April 12 (IANS) Cambodians are demanding an apology after an Irish artist altered images of the country's genocide victims, including digitally colouring and adding smiles to prisoners facing execution.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Japan launches Covid-19 vaccination for elderly
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) Japan on Monday started to vaccinate its elderly population against Covid-19 amid growing concerns about another wave of new infections.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
TVS Motor moped sales down in FY21
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The total production and sales of moped for TVS Motor Company Ltd declined last fiscal slightly as compared to the previous fiscal.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kejriwal reviews Covid situation in Delhi, makes 3 requests
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) With exponential surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital especially in the last few days, the Delhi Government has stepped up its efforts to combat the new wave of coronavirus. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting with health officials on Monday morning and later made three appeals to people to follow Covid protocols.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gauahar Khan talks about 'crazy' life after wedding
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor Gauahar Khan took to social media, on Monday, to share an appreciation post for her husband Zaid Darbar.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italian investigators conduct raids in major anti-Mafia op
Rome, April 12 (IANS) Italian investigators have conducted raids in relation to 45 Mafia suspects as part of a major investigation into the country's petroleum sector, authorities said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Is new Kashmir becoming a national sports hub?
New Delhi, April 12: While inaugurating the first Water Sports Centre adopted by his Ministry in Kashmir last week, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju announced that the Government of India was developing as many as 100 Khelo India Centres across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. An amount of Rs 513 crore has been earmarked in the current years budget for promotion of sports in addition to the substantial financial assistance flowing from the Centre.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
The story of how a Beagle inspired NanoSniffer -- an explosives detector with a difference
New Delhi, April 12: Earlier this week, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank, the Union Education Minister, launched NanoSniffer, the worlds first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD). Developed by NanoSniff Technologies, this start-up was incubated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Taapsee Pannu starts week with cricket practice
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu kickstarted her week on Monday with cricket practice for her upcoming film "Shabaash Mithu" .
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Congress to intensify campaign in last 4 phases in Bengal
New Delhi/Siliguri, April 12 (IANS) The Congress has decided to intensify its campaign in the next four phases of elections in West Bengal, which the party thinks are its strongholds as they have considerable minority presence. The districts going to polls in next phases include Murshidabad, Malda, North Dinajpur and other parts of north Bengal, where Congress registered good vote share in the last assembly elections.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Thappad' actor Pavail Gulati in Big B-starrer 'Goodbye'
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) "Thappad" actor Pavail Gulati has been roped in for an important role in "Goodbye", starring Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna and Neena Gupta.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Now, Mumbai to get Covid centres in 5-star hotels, 3 field hospitals (Ld)
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Struggling to cope up with the massive corona patient load, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided to convert some Four-star and Five-star hotels as Covid centres and will also set up 3 new jumbo field hospitals in the city.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Lovely to watch Prithvi bat so effortlessly: Dhawan
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Delhi Capitals' (DC) Shikhar Dhawan expressed his happiness at seeing his opening partner Prithvi Shaw batting the way he did against Chennai Super Kings in their first match of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
SC slaps Rs 50K cost on Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of verses from Quran, terms plea 'frivolous'
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court slapped a cost of Rs 50,000 on former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi seeking removal of certain verses from Quran on the ground that they allegedly promote hatred and terror.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Conflicts kill 65 in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 12 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed in clashes and terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, an independent war monitoring group said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
New flyovers, underpasses to reduce traffic snarls in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 12 (IANS) Commuters in Gurugarm will soon get a relief from the frequent traffic snarls at four major intersections in the coming months, said officials.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
'Every Australian might not receive Covid jabs'
Canberra, April 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has conceded that every citizens of the country might not all receive coronavirus vaccines in 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ma Anand Sheela docu-film to premiere on April 22
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The docu-film "Searching For Sheela" will release digitally on April 22. The trailer of the film was premiered on Monday. The documentary is about Ma Anand Sheela, who was the aide of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, known as Osho.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TN businessmen fear migrant exodus as Covid cases mount
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases surging ahead, the business community of Chennai and the industries across Tamil Nadu are worried over the possibility of migrant workers going back to their home states.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Cuba's Communist Party to hold Congress
Havana, April 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) will hold its eighth Congress scheduled for April 16-19 as the island nation marks the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, where Cuban revolutionary forces defeated US-backed mercenaries aiming to overthrow the socialist revolution.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Sunny Hinduja: Post lockdown, OTT spells win-win for all
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Actor Sunny Hinduja, who plays Vicky in the second season of "Chacha Vidhayak Hai Humare", says he doesn't think much before taking up a role and only focuses on giving his best.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab CM gets second jab of vaccination
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday got the second dose of the coronavirus virus vaccine.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Google Lens comes to the desktop web: Report
San Francisco, April (IANS) Google is reportedly now bringing Lens to the desktop web inside Google Photos for convenient text copying through optical character recognition (OCR).
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
GS1 India elevates S. Swaminathan as CEO
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) GS1 India, the global supply chain standard organisation, announced the elevation of S. Swaminathan as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
California Covid cases top 3.6mn
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in California, the most populous state in the US, has surpassed the 3.6 million mark, according to health authorities.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Developer runs Flappy Bird game in macOS interactive notifications
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) Despite being removed from the App Store seven years ago, Flappy Bird, one of the most iconic iPhone games of all time, is reportedly making a comeback in the form of an interactive macOS notification.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
3 killed after being run over by truck in UP's Etawah
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), April 12 (IANS) Three persons were killed and eight others injured when a truck ran over them on the national highway in Etawah on Monday morning.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TikTok most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide in March
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) With more than 58 million installs in March, TikTok became the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide last month, said a new report.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid disruptions push down fuel demand in decades
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is now bringing out the real impact it had on demand compression and economic activity in various sectors.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Clash over Ambedkar statue on govt land in UP
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) More than 200 persons have been booked following a clash with the police in Kakori, on the outskirts of Lucknow.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ex-Aus PM calls News Corp 'most powerful political force'
Canberra, April 12 (IANS) Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday described News Corporation, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, as the most powerful political force in the country.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Minimalist interiors are taking over
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) The minimalist decor trend has been on the rise since the global pandemic began. As the happiness quotient of people around the globe has dropped, they prefer simplicity and comfort within their homes; and minimalism has somehow managed to take away all the noise and clutter from their life.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Making "India cool again"
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) Abhiraj started making online content full time in May 2019 with the series '100 Reasons to Love India' for his Facebook page 'Following Love' which has more than one million followers. The idea behind starting the page was to "make India cool again". Abhiraj also touches upon important topics on serious matters including practical patriotism.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jewellery inspired by Indian embroideries
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) In India, weddings, ritualistic traditions and jewellery are closely connected and go together. Jewellery brand Tanishq has recently launched its latest range and designs of jewellery -- for summer wedding season for millennial brides-to-be under its wedding sub-brand -- 'Rivaah'.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Jallianwala Bagh propelled the Mahatma to assume centre stage' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Jallianwala Bagh massacre propelled Mahatma Gandhi to assume centre stage and encouraged him to launch his non-violent movement, says Nonica Datta, an Associate Professor of History at JNU in a new introduction to her late father V.N. Datta's book, "Jallianwala Bagh - a groundbreaking history of the 1919 massacre" that was published on its 50 anniversary in 1969 and has been updated on the 102nd anniversary, April 13, of the horrific slaughter in which, according to the author's research, over 700 unarmed civilians were killed.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
India beat Argentina 3-0 in Pro League
Buenos Aires (Argentina), April 12 (IANS) India's men's hockey team completed their second win in as many days in the FIH Pro League as Harmanpreet Singh (11th minute), Lalit Upadhyay (25th min) and Mandeep Singh's (58th min) goals helped the visitors outclass the Olympic Champions 3-0 here in Buenos Aires on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Ex-banker declares victory in Ecuador Prez run-off
Quito, April 12 (IANS) Former banker and three-time presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso declared victory in Ecuador's presidential run-off elections, calling it a historic day for the South American country.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Cong demands vax for all, starts social media campaign
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Amid rising cases of Covid-19 in the country, the Congress has started a social media campaign for vaccination for all.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
3rd Covid-19 case found in NZ quarantine hotel
Wellington, April 12 (IANS) A worker for a managed isolation quarantine (MIQ) hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, has tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the third consecutive case at the same premised, the Health Ministry announced on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Sensex tanks 1,700 points; banking, finance stocks slump (Ld)
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Indian stock market slumped on Monday with the BSE Sensex falling over 1,700 points amid rising cases of Covid-19 and localised lockdowns.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Night watchman turned IIM professor, Ranjith Ramachandran's remarkable journey
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Ranjith Ramachandran, an Assistant Professor at IIM Ranchi, is a role model today. His struggle to get a get a good education and the fight to sustain himself to see his dream getting realised is being regarded as an inspiration to the society.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
School teacher leads Peru prez polls
Lima, April 12 (IANS) Pedro Castillo, a school teacher running for the Free Peru party, is leading the country's presidential elections with 16.1 per cent of the vote, according to the results of an exit poll published by local media.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Now Covid centres in 5-star hotels, 3 new hospitals in Mumbai
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Struggling to cope up with the massive corona patient load, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided to convert some Four-star and Five-star hotels as Covid centres and will also set up 3 new jumbo field hospitals in the city.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
France to extend interval between mRNA jabs
Paris, April 12 (IANS) France will extend the interval between the two doses of mRNA coronavirus vaccine by two more weeks to quickly inoculate more people amid surging infections and saturated hospitals, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Pramerica Life Insurance appoints Kalpana Sampat as MD
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Pramerica Life Insurance Ltd on Monday announced the elevation of Kalpana Sampat as its Managing Director & CEO with effect from April 9, 2021.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Nadda to campaign for Tirupati bypoll today
Tirupati, April 12 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J.P. Nadda will campaign at Naidupeta town in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district on Monday to propel the chances of the saffron party in the forthcoming Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Know how breastfeeding can prevent heart diseases in women
New York, April 12 (IANS) Women who breastfeed more during their reproductive years are less likely to gain weight and build up fat around their abdomen or around the heart, and thus lower their risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to a study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
A model mosque (Opinion)
The Muslim community should try to evolve the construction of the mosques, at a lesser cost besides fulfilling both functional and practical needs, and making it a centre of learning and practice.
2021-04-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
New book captures changing socio-political landscape in India
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) In the book "Sanghi Who Never Went To A Shakha", author Rahul Roushan, who is a former journalist and media entrepreneur, captures winds of change in the socio-political narrative and shifts in political dynamics in contemporary India in the last few decades.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Iran urges S.Korea to unfreeze bank assets
Tehran, April 12 (IANS) Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri called on South Korea to unfreeze Tehran's assets in its banks as soon as possible.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged for 13th consecutive day
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Monday with oil marketing companies continuing the pause mode and keeping petrol and diesel prices static for the 13th consecutive day.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Struggling against Iran huge task: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, April 12 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that struggling against Iran is "a huge task".
2021-04-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Over 30 fines issued over illegal London house party
London, April 12 (IANS) More than 30 fines were issued to people attending an illegal house party in London, local media reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Vedanta signs MoU with research institutes for value-creation from bauxite residue
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Vedanta, India's largest producer of aluminium and its value-added products, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for value-creation from bauxite residue (red mud), which is a by-product generated during processing of bauxite into alumina using the Bayer process.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Flipkart enters into strategic partnership with Adani Group
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Flipkart, India's leading homegrown e-commerce marketplace, Monday announced a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani Group, India's largest multinational infrastructure company.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ethiopian security forces kill 119 suspected rebels
Addis Ababa, April 12 (IANS) Security forces in Ethiopia's Oromia state have killed 119 rebels, an top official said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics,Terrorism
Pets eased children's loneliness in lockdown: Study
New Delhi, April 12 (IANSlife) Family pets help children better manage feelings of stress and loneliness, which have been greatly exacerbated by virtual schooling as a result of the pandemic, shows a new survey.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 177
Jakarta, April 12 (IANS) The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 177 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
S.Korean PM in Iran for bilateral talks
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun has arrived in for talks on a range of issues concerning bilateral ties.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Commercial establishments in Chennai warned on Covid norms
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) The Chennai corporation has warned shops and other commercial establishments that they will be forced to shut down if Covid norms are violated. The corporation has pressed into service the monitoring committees which it had constituted during the peak of the pandemic last year.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
JIBS organizes International Scientific Conference on 'mental health, well-being and loneliness during Covid-19'
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), O.P. Jindal Global University in collaboration with Free International University of Moldova organised the International Scientific Conference on "Mental Health, Well-Being and Loneliness during COVID-19" from April 9-10.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
5 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrike
Baghdad, April 12 (IANS) Five Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed in an airstrike in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, the military said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Microsoft to buy speech-recognition firm Nuance for $16B: Report
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) Microsoft is reportedly acquiring speech-recognition company Nuance Communications for nearly $16 billion and the deal could be announced on Monday (US time), the media reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Govind Namdev: Want to play Hitler as I like complexity of his character
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Veteran actor Govind Namdev says he would like to play Adolf Hitler someday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghans call for ceasefire during Ramadan
Kabul, April 12 (IANS) Afghans from all walks of life are calling for ceasefire to be observed in Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Tuesday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
S Korea's SK Telecom launches AR app in US
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) SK Telecom Co, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said on Monday that it launched its augmented reality (AR) app in the US as it seeks widespread adoption of the immersive technology.
2021-04-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Flipkart ties up with Adani Group for logistics, data centre services
Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Flipkart on Monday announced a strategic and commercial partnership with the Adani Group.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon a power-packed device in slim form
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) In yet another bid to offer top-of-the-line specifications packed in a stylish machine, market leader Lenovo has brought a new laptop -- Yoga Slim 7i Carbon -- to India that will appeal to both entrepreneurs and millennials.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
News of Covid on TV, Facebook can make you less informed
New York, April 12 (IANS) People who trust television and Facebook to provide them with accurate news about the coronavirus pandemic are less knowledgeable about Covid-19, according to a new study.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
715 Japanese eateries went bankrupt last yr
Tokyo, April 12 (IANS) The number of eateries in Japan that went bankrupt in fiscal 2020 stood at 715, the third largest in two decades, local media reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Schalke's winless run ends with 1-0 win over Augsburg
Berlin, April 12 (IANS) An early goal by Suat Serdar put an end to Schalke's 12-game run of winless Bundesliga matches and secured the team their first win since January.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
47 dead in 24 hrs as fighting escalates in Yemen's Marib
Sanaa, April 12 (IANS) Forty-seven people were killed in the past 24 hours as fighting escalated in Yemen's oil-rich province of Marib, a government official said.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Apple to testify before US Senate hearing on app stores
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) Apple will send its chief compliance officer before the US Senate Judiciary Committee to testify during a hearing on app stores and digital competition on April 21, the media reported.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Samsung's 1st mid-segment 5G device Galaxy M42 arriving in India
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Samsung is all set to launch Galaxy M42, its first mid-segment 5G smartphone in India, later this month that will be priced between Rs 20,000-Rs 25,000, industry sources said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
US policeman who pepper sprayed Army officer fired
Washington, April 12 (IANS) A policeman from the US state of Virginia who pepper sprayed an Army officer at a traffic stop last year has been fired, an official statement confirmed.
2021-04-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
India reports 1.68 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases, 904 deaths
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India reported 1,68,912 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting another grim one-day record as the overall tally reached 1,35,27,717 so far. The health ministry data said here on Monday. With this, India has once again taken its spot as the second-worst hit nation in terms of infections after the US.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sensex down 1,100 points amid rising Covid cases
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded deep in the red on Monday morning with the BSE Sensex dropping around 1,100 points amid resurgent Covid cases across the country and concerns of localised lockdowns.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Google to shut down mobile Shopping app in June
San Francisco, April 12 (IANS) Google has announced to shut down its mobile shopping app for both iOS and Android devices by June this year.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
South superstars go retro with action films
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Action has been a perennial favourite genre among lovers of mainstream cinema, especially in the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam film industries. Larger-than-life heroism of southern superstars is now in for period twist. Many top actors are exploring the idea of reorganising the action genre through retro themes pertaining to historicals, mythologicals, or crime drama set in the seventies, eighties or nineties.
2021-04-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'US to work towards strengthening Israel's security'
Tel Aviv, April 12 (IANS) During a meeting with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, visiting US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said he was committed to boosting the Jewish state's security and "continuing our close consultations on threats posed by Iran".
2021-04-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Atletico's lead cut to one point after 1-1 draw with Betis
Madrid, April 12 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's lead at the top of La Liga was reduced to just one point after a dramatic 30th round of matches.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football