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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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