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Golfer Shubhankar set to resume European Tour campaign
Vienna, April 14 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma will resume his European Tour campaign at the Austrian Golf Open in Atzenbrugg near Vienna on Thursday after a two-week break back home in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Machine Learning can help slow down future pandemics: Study
London, April 14 (IANS) Machine Learning (ML) can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks, a new study said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Maha's 'Shiv Bhojan Thali' to be free for poor amid 'lockdown'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) For the first time since its launch on January 26, 2020, the Maharashtra government's "Shiv Bhojan Thali" will be distributed free to the poor for a month during the current 'lockdown-like' curfew measures being clamped from Wednesday night, officials said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AITA U-14 tournament: Top seeds sail into semis
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) The top two seeds in the boys' category, Arya Ganapathy and Aditya Narayanan, and the top-four seeds in the girls' category -- Zynah Amber Salar, Snigdha Kanta, Sushmitha Ravi and Imam Ahmad -- entered the semi-finals of the Sree Gokulam Floresta AITA U-14 CS tournament, at the Transform Tennis Academy here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
With Covid surging, Cong may postpone polls for party prez's post
New April 14 (IANS) Owing to the surge in Covid cases, Congress is likely to postpone elections for the post of party president, scheduled to be held after the results of elections in five states.
2021-04-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
100 days to go, Indian athletes say they are ready for Olympics
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) On a day when the Sports Ministry, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) marked 100 days to the Tokyo Olympics with special functions and online webinars, attended by the sports minister Kiren Rijiju, top athletes among others, the message was clear that India wanted to put its best foot forward at the quadrennial games.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Faceless assessment scheme may revert to physical mode for large taxpayers
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The government's faceless tax assessment scheme will switch back to the traditional physical mode, at least for large taxpayers, as the department is not getting adequate responses from assessees on its online communication and notices issued electronically.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rashmika's parents 'almost couldn't believe' she'd work with Big B
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) South actress Rashmika Mandanna, who will sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the film "Goodbye", says her family almost could not believe the news that she had bagged the film.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong should field Madhava Rao's daughter if bypolls are held in Srivilliputhur: VCK chief
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The President of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and MP from Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, Thol Thirumavalavan, has called upon the Congress to provide ticket to the daughter of late party leader P.S.W. Madhava Rao if by-elections are held in the Srivilliputhur constituency (reserved).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Bengaluru police bust Andhra based network, seize 141 kgs of marijuana
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Bengaluru police has arrested two persons and seized 141.250 kg marijuana valued at around Rs 84.60 lakh from them, the Koramangala police said here on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bharti Airtel restructures its corporate structure
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced a new corporate structure with focus on four verticals -- Digital, India, International and Infrastructure.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gaurav Gera, chef Vicky Ratnani team up for cooking show 'Chef Vs Fridge'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor-comedian Gaurav Gera and chef Vicky Ratnani will be seen in the upcoming cooking show "Chef Vs Fridge". Gaurav will serve as host while Ratnani will judge the show.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Processed meats, sugary drinks linked to gut inflammation
London, April 14 (IANS) Love to eat processed meats, french fries, mayonnaise and drink alcohol and soft drinks? Regular intake of these foods can boost gut inflammation, and increase the risk of conditions ranging from diabetes, arthritis and heart disease, among others, finds research.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
IOA expects a rich medal haul at Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With 100 days left for the Tokyo Olympics to begin, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday said it is confident the Indian contingent will return with a double-figure medal haul.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chennai Corporation administers 10 lakh Covid vaccines
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation on Wednesday announced that it has administered 10 lakh shots of coronavirus vaccine as on date.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shinde, Darshana Banik join cast of 'Boondi Raita'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 11" winner Shilpa Shinde and Bengali actress Darshana Banik have joined cast of the forthcoming comic family drama "Boondi Raita".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SpaceX rocket to deliver Astrobotic lander to Moon in 2023
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Space start-up Astrobotic has selected SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Strategies, counter-strategies by Cong, BJP spice up Raj bypolls
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) As Rajasthan goes for bypolls on April 17, the question that is doing the rounds is whether BJP's state unit chief Satish Poonia be able to escape the political trap laid by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in all the three constituencies going to the polls -- Rajsamand, Sahada and Sujangarh.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Former Election Commissioner G.V.G. Krishnamurty passes away
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Former Election Commissioner G.V.G. Krishnamurty passed away here on Wednesday morning due to prolonged illness. He was 86.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sehwag's Insta gift to MI for their improbable win over KKR
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has the knack for picking up the right wit for the right moment.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ashutosh Rana tests positive for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Ashutosh Rana has tested positive for Covid-19. The 53-year-old actor shared the news on Facebook while wishing fans on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and Chaitra Navratri.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's pension schemes' AUM inch up as subscribers flock in (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India's state-run pension schemes bucked the Covid-19 induced downtrend as the pandemic triggered an upsurge in new enrolments and sustained contributions.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa Forward was like 'eclipse', glad parted ways: BJP
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) Goa's ruling BJP on Wednesday welcomed the decision of regional party Goa Forward to quit the National Democratic Alliance, saying the party was like "inauspicious eclipse".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Tech stocks turn attractive for mutual funds amid pandemic
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Technology stocks were among the favoured stocks among mutual funds amid the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
TN human rights body seeks report from police on assault on doctor
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Human Rights Commission has sought a report from the Madurai City Police Commissioner on a complaint filed by a homeopathic doctor, Tamilarasan, of Kalaivanan Nagar in Madurai.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3.1M cybersecurity positions vacant around the globe: Report
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Even as thousands of people across the world lost jobs during the pandemic, there are about 3.1 million unfulfilled positions in cybersecurity around the world, with most of them being in the Asia-Pacific region, said a new report.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Covid-19 setback: KSLTA suspends tennis tournaments till May 31
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) The Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) on Wednesday suspended all tennis tournaments across the state due to the rising number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state. No tournaments will be played between April 17 and May 31.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Indian boxers start with wins in World youth boxing (Ld)
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India began their campaign at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in the Polish city of Kielce on a promising note with Asian Youth champion Vinka (60kg) and Poonam (57kg) winning their preliminary bouts.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nvidia, MediaTek partner to bring RTX graphics to Chromebooks
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Nvidia and MediaTek have announced that they are now working together on bringing RTX graphics to future Chromebooks.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US intel skeptical of peace in Afghanistan
New Delhi/Washington, April 14 (IANS) Even as US President Joe Biden has announced that the US will completely withdraw all its forces from Afghanistan by September this year, American intelligence agencies are skeptical of the future of peace in the war-torn country.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Washington Sundar gets huge praise from badminton ace Saina
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India's top badminton player Saina Nehwal on Wednesday singled out India cricketer Washington Sundar's batting for special praise, tweeting, "People don't know this, but along with badminton, I'm a huge fan of cricket too. Especially when India is playing. I saw the brilliant performances by @sundarwashi5 in the recent series, and it was so much fun to watch him."
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
`Seeman factor resulted in higher polling in TN's Thiruvottiyur constituency'
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The 65 per cent polling at Chennai suburb Thiruvottiyur assembly constituency, much higher than the votes polled in Kolathur, Harbour or Thousand Lights, has made the members and supporters of Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) happy.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sara Khan: Singing is my second love after acting
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) TV star Sara Khan opens up on her love for singing, saying that the vocation is her second love after acting.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India crosses 11 crore vaccination on Wednesday
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India's vaccination coverage on Wednesday exceeded 11 crores, on the 4th day of Tika Utsav with over 26 lakh doses given in the last 24 hours. The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 11 crore on the fourth day of the Tika Utsav.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chris Brown sued by housekeeper after pet dog attack
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Chris Brown has been sued by his housekeeper after her sister was attacked by the rapper-singer's dog.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'AI in courts will aid decision-making for legal fraternity, litigants'
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With impressive advances having been made in artificial intelligence (AI), the Indian judiciary has been early to adopt it too. Soon, AI will be tailored for the justice delivery system, playing a vital role in improving administrative efficiency in courts, and aiding in decision-making processes for lawyers, judges and litigants. But how could robots decide questions of law and extract the accurate position of law from a mass of precedents?
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
S Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom to split into 2 firms
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) SK Telecom Co, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, said on Wednesday that it will create a new holding company for its non-mobile subsidiaries to accelerate growth in promising fields and help parent group tighten its grip on its chip-making affiliate, SK hynix Inc.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Mumbai corporation approves Remdesivir at double the rate agreed by Maha undertaking
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Two tenders for Remdesivir injections in Maharashtra approved by government departments have gone at completely divergent prices, raising questions on how the procurements are being done.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress unveils 'INC TV' vision on Ambedkar Jayanti
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) On Ambedkar Jayanti, the Congress has unveiled the vision of its own digital media channel, 'INC TV'. The YouTube channel was unveiled by party leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Former KKR bowling coach Streak banned for 8 years
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach and Zimbabwe fast bowling great Heath Streak has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for eight years after accepting five charges of breaching its anti-corruption code.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Prithviraj Sukumaran drops 'Kuruthi' poster on Vishu
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran released the poster of his upcoming socio-political thriller "Kuruthi" on the occasion of Vishu on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Moderna Covid jab efficacy marginally drops to 90% in US trial
New York, April 14 (IANS) Updated results from an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial in the US have shown Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to be 90 per cent effective against all cases of the disease, and greater than 95 per cent against severe cases.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of Andhra in next 3 days
Amaravati, April 14 (IANS) The Met department forecast mid-summer thunderstorms in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema, accompanied by lightning for the next three days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
When PM Modi said, it's better to cancel class 10 exams than postpone them
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a high-level meeting convened on Wednesday to decide on the CBSE board examinations amid the rising Covid cases in the country, looked like a concerned guardian of the children. He expressed concern about the health of the students who were supposed to take part in class 10 board exams. According to highly placed sources, the officials had come to the meeting with a proposal to postpone the board exams and not to cancel it.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farhan Akhtar urges people to 'stay home, stay safe'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to urge people to stay indoors, in his new social media post on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
People who exercise regularly have best chance to beat Covid
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Regular exercise or a 30-minute brisk walk in the neighbourhood park or in your society five days a week while following the social distancing norms can improve your chances of beating Covid-19, reveals a significant study that analysed 48,440 adults who were Covid positive.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
AR Rahman presents '99 Songs' special digital concert
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman has released the 99 Songs Special Concert -- a digital show chronicling the music of his upcoming film "99 Songs". He says the initial idea was to perform in every city and college.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wonderchef aims 30% sales growth in FY22
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With revival of consumer demand, Wonderchef targets to increase its sales by 30 per cent in the ongoing financial year (2021-22).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PETA India renews call to fast-food giants to include vegan options
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has fired off letters to McDonalds, KFC and Burger King India urging them to add vegan options to their menus, as they are increasingly doing abroad.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Back on his feet playing golf, Kapil lauds Indian pace battery
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India's World Cup winning former captain Kapil Dev is back playing golf after recovering from a cardiac surgery that he underwent in October 2020.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NIF, Chief Sharad Saraf tender apology to 63 moons, Jignesh Shah at Delhi HC
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) on Wednesday said NSEL Investors' Forum (NIF) and its chief Sharad Saraf have tendered an unconditional apology in the Delhi High Court to 63 moons technologies and its founder Jignesh Shah and also agreed to withdraw the defamatory tweet and document maligning them.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Goa to extend 'Tika Utsav' by 10-12 days: CM
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa government will extend the Covid-19 vaccination drive, 'Tika Utsav', by 10-12 days, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday, urging people above the age of 45 years to take advantage of the vaccination outreach programme.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sanjana Sanghi: Covid has an impact on pets
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actress Sanjana Sanghi, who is a pet-lover and has five pet dogs, says Covid has affected pets as they don't have the freedom to play freely outdoors.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab CM slams Akalis, BJP for failure to uplift Dalits
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Trashing it as nothing but poll optics, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ridiculed the Akali Dal and BJP promise of appointing Dalits as Deputy Chief Minister and Chief Minister, respectively, if voted to power.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hiring to witness 7% point growth if lockdowns are not imposed
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) TeamLease Services, Indias leading human resource company, has launched its hiring sentiments report called 'Employment Outlook Report for the period April-June, 2021.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Neha Kakkar excited to hear Ramleela stories live on 'Indian Idol'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar, who is a judge on the music reality show "Indian Idol 12", is excited about the upcoming Ramnavmi Special on the show.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
iPhones in 2022 to feature 48MP camera, no mini: Report
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning a major camera upgrade for its 2022 iPhone lineup as the devices may sport a 48MP lens and the mini models are likely to be axed, a media report said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'15-day' lockdown must to break deadly chain of transmission
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) As India witnesses an unprecedented surge in Covid caseloads, voices for a short-duration national lockdown or in severely-hit states/UTs grew louder on Wednesday and experts urged the Centre to immediately plan and execute a 15-day lockdown to break the chain of infection and manage the second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Katrina Kaif has just herself for company
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif, who tested Covid positive earlier this month, is currently enjoying her own company, going by her social media post on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jackie Shroff packs a punch, with health tip
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff on Wednesday reiterated a basic maxim to underline the need to look after one's health.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Babar ends Kohli's reign as No.1 ODI batsman
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan captain Babar Azam has climbed to the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings for ODI batsmen, thus ending his India counterpart Virat Kohli's nearly three and a half year reign at the top of the rankings.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pratibha Ranta couldn't recognise herself in turban, moustache!
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actress Pratibha Ranta recently dressed up as a man named Tope Singh for a sequence in the show "Qurbaan Hua", and admits she couldn't recognise herself.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Alia Bhatt tests negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, who had been battling Covid-19 over the past weeks, has tested negative. The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the news with fans.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka wishes speedy recovery to Yogi, Akhilesh from Covid-19
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has wished a speedy recovery to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav after both the leaders tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sky's the limit after India's success in Argentina: Manpreet
Buenos Aires, April 14 (IANS) With exactly 100 days to go for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, there is renewed hope that the Indian men's hockey team can recreate the magic of old after their heartening performance against Olympic champions Argentina in the FIH Pro League in Buenos Aires.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Boman Irani, Arshad Warsi to host 'LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actors Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi are all set to host in the upcoming digital reality comedy show "LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Samsung launches Neo QLED TV range in India
Gurugram, April 14 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched its ultra-premium Neo QLED TV range in India from Rs 99,990 onwards, that will sport a nearly bezel-less 'Infinity One design and true-to-life picture quality.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Rahul Roy tests Covid positive
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Rahul Roy on Wednesday took to social media to inform netizens that he has tested positive for Covid-19 along with his sister Priyanka and brother-in-law Romeer.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa seeks vaccination of hospitality industry workforce; writes to Union Health Ministry
Panaji, April 14 (IANS) The Goa government has written to the Union Health Ministry seeking permission to vaccinate the state's hospitality industry workforce across age barriers, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Goa,National
TN should all postpone Class 12 board exams: Ramadoss
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday welcomed the Central government's decision to cancel the Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE) Class 10 exams and postpone the Class 12 exams, due to the Covid surge.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Four armed men rob Rs 14 lakh from courier company in Bihar
Muzaffarpur, April 14 (IANS) Four armed men barged into a courier company's office on Tuesday night and fled with Rs 14 lakh in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Priyanka hails govt's decision to cancel class 10 exams
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has welcomed the decision of the government to cancel the CBSE class 10 examination and demanded that class 12 exam should also be cancelled.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Samsung thanks Biden administration for chip supply meeting
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip producer, on Wednesday expressed its gratitude to US President Joe Biden and his government for holding a meeting with business leaders to resolve the chip shortage in the industry.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
LHC grants bail to Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond means case
Lahore, April 14 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted bail to PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif in an assets beyond means case, Geo News reported.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
G'gram: Fake call centre duping US nationals busted, 7 held
Gurugram, April 14 (IANS) The Haryana Chief Minister's flying squad on Wednesday busted an illegal call centre operating at Ansal Corporate Plaza, near Sector-3 Palam Vihar, in Gurugram. The police have arrested seven persons in connection with the matter.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Free coaching for TET candidates in UP
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) In yet another decision to help the underprivileged sections of the society, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to start free online coaching for TET (Teachers Eligibility Test), DLED (Diploma in Elementary Education) and B.Ed candidates, on the pattern of Abhyudaya coaching.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Viral video featuring disenchanted TDP supporter makes damaging claims
Tirupati, April 14 (IANS) A video which has gone viral featuring Telugu Desam Party (TDP) state chief Kinjarapu Atchannaidu and Akula Venkateshwara Rao with many damaging claims has been circulating for a day.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab to spend 30% funds under govt schemes for SC welfare
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Punjab government will spend at least 30 per cent of funds under all government schemes for the welfare of the state's Scheduled Caste (SC) population.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CBSE exams for Class 10 cancelled, class 12 postponed (Ld)
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for Class 10 have been cancelled and the exams for Class 12 postponed in view of the exponential spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Rohit asked me to stay focused and hit the right lengths: Chahar
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) spinner Rahul Chahar said that captain Rohit Sharma asked him to bowl with confidence and hit the right lengths during their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
TDP MPs write to EC over alleged stone pelting attack
Tirupati/New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Parliamentarians have written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) demanding an inquiry on the alleged stone pelting attack on Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday night.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Support SRK's tweet but we will learn from defeat: Russell
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell said that while he supports team owner and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan's tweet apologising to fans of the team for their defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI), the team is still confident and will learn from the loss.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
With new trend, 25 incidents political hostility in Tripura
Agartala, April 14 (IANS) A new phenomenon of political violence has emerged in Tripura with at least 25 incidents of political hostility registered by the police after the declarations of results of elections to the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) as both the attackers and the victims are tribals.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Migrant workers from Bihar relieved to return but worried about work
Patna, April 14 (IANS) After the recent surge in the number of Covid cases in nearly all parts of the country amid the second wave of the pandemic, the people living outside Bihar are now returning to their native state. The Indian Railways have also run special trains to facilitate their return. The migrant workers who have returned to Bihar have now begun to worry about finding work here. Some are thinking about doing farming while many people are thinking about engaging in contractual labour.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Candidate, 2 others shot at ahead of UP Panchayat polls
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly firing at a rival candidate and her husband in Gorakhpur.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Corona pandemic breeds 'Lockdown Learners', heritage buffs
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Cooped up in their home during the pandemic lockdown since the past over one year, people in India and other countries are not exactly idling away or twiddling their thumbs.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Vijayan turns Covid negative, Chandy not yet
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) When Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan turned Covid negative on Wednesday, his predecessor Oommen Chandy continues to be positive, while Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan was moved out from the ICU, after his condition improved.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Land value within 500 metre of upcoming metro corridors to rise 10-15%
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) As several cities add metro rail to their public transport facilities or extend their existing networks, a JLL report said that land value within 500 metre of upcoming metro corridors is expected to increase by 10-15 per cent, according to a JLL report.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Future uncertain, rival fronts claim they'll form govt in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The polls to elect the 15th Kerala Legislative Assembly were over on April 6 and though none has a clue of what's in store for them, the two traditional political rivals have started to identify the best 20 state cabinet ministers.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
US man sues police for wrongful facial recognition-based arrest
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) A man in the US has sued the Detroit Police Department for arresting him after he was falsely accused of shoplifting based on a faulty facial recognition match.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
People trust computers more than humans: Study
New York, April 14 (IANS) Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, a new research shows that people are more likely to rely on algorithms than humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Technology
J&K fish farmer loses lakhs after his farm was poisoned
Srinagar, April 14 (IANS) In an act of enmity in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, miscreants caused a loss of lakhs of rupees to a fish farmer on Wednesday by allegedly poisoning his fish farm.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DLF Promenade launches Sunkissed Summer campaign
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) DLF Promenade, Delhi's ultimate fashion destination, brings yet another campaign to engage, entertain and offer stellar services as well as a quality shopping experience to all its patrons. Spring - Summer is the time to get on the groove and be creative with your outfits. Whether you're pining for a colourful co-ord set or dreaming about going out to dinner in a beaded dress, DLF Promenade's latest summer edit has something for everyone.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Gujarat CM to meet religious leaders on Covid situation
Gandhinagar, April 14 (IANS) The Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani on Wednesday evening, will hold a virtual meeting with various religious leaders of the state on the prevailing situation of Corona infection in the state. The CM will hold discussions with them and request cooperation from every community in the fight against the virus.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Religious hardliners bring Pak govt to a standstill
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) The current ruling government of Pakistan, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, may have come with a vision of progress and open-mindedness to create more acceptability of the country in the globe. But it appears that the one challenge which-- like previous governments -- remains as the toughest for this government is countering the religiously motivated hardline groups who have yet against brought the country to a standstill by chocking major cities in protest.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Summer 2021: Beauty and spa trends
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Bang in the middle of summer we need to remind ourselves that our self-care routine needs a revamp. Swati Gupta, Director and Head of Creative Development -- Bodycraft Salon & Spa, shares some of the major trends that we're going to see this summer which will be rooted in wellness and style.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Why are some Covid-19 survivors at risk of blood clot?
Singapore, April 14 (IANS) People who have recovered from Covid-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Pink salt to heal your body and mind
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) There are many reasons why Himalayan salt has grown in popularity! But before you delve into its benefits let's try and understand what exactly Himalayan salt is.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tigress found dead in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), April 14 (IANS) A tigress, aged about seven years, was found dead in Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary of Dudhwa tiger reserve (DTR).
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Priyanka attacks UP govt over 'explosive' Covid situation
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that the UP government is playing, not with statistics, but with the lives of people.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi Capitals take on weakened Rajasthan Royals (Preview: Match 7)
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) While South African pace bowling duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will return to fuel Delhi Capitals' (DC) bowling attack their opponents for Thursday's Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Rajasthan Royals (RR), are struggling to field their top overseas players.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Adding a pinch of modernity to 'mithais'
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Any celebration in India is incomplete without a box of 'mithai'. Laddoo, barfi, gulab jamun, halwa etc are age-old recipes that are staples in any Indian household.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The growth of lifestyle medicine sector in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Lifestyle medicines seek to address daily life health issues and work towards improving the overall well-being of individuals and societies. Regular consumption of these help to prevent, reverse and better manage health conditions. The best part about lifestyle medicines is that one can depend on them without seeking any doctor's consultation as they are safe and suited to consume on a regular basis.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid wave hits UP bureaucracy hard
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) The Corona wave seems to have hit bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh in a big way.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
A.R. Rahman on his latest release
New Delhi, April 14 (IANSlife) Legendary singer and composer A.R. Rahman says that sometimes not thinking something is the best way to deal with a writer's block.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
CBSE exams for Class 10 cancelled, class 12 postponed: Education Minister
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams for Class 10 have been cancelled and the exams for Class 12 postponed in view of the exponential spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank announced on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Masala Flakes: Kellogg to offer more Indianised products (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Breakfast cereal category major Kellogg India is set to expand its portfolio with more Indianised products which are suited to local palates.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
realme C25 shines in entry-level smartphone segment
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) As the smartphone market in India is becoming competitive each passing day, realme is leaving no stones unturned to leave a mark on the minds of its Indian fans. Recently, the company expanded its one of the successful entry-level smartphone C series in India, with three smartphones that start from Rs 6,799.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SRK apologises to KKR fans for MI defeat
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fell to a stunning 10-run defeat to Mumbai Indians (MI) despite being in a dominant position for much of the match and their owner, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, ended up apologising to fans for the performance.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Amazon Prime Music launches podcasts for users in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Amazon Prime Music on Wednesday launched podcasts in India that are available to all Prime members at no additional cost.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vinka, Poonam give India winning start at youth boxing Worlds
Kielce (Poland), April 14 (IANS) The 2019 Asian Youth Champion Vinka and Poonam kicked off their campaign on a winning note to give India a perfect start at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Championships.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Yogi Adityanath tests Covid positive, self-isolates
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for Covid.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Girl strangles 9-yr-old brother with her earphone cable
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl strangled her nine-year-old brother, using her earphone cable, and dumped his body in the storeroom of the house in Rae Bareli.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Redesigning the world to meet future challenges - the Sam Pitroda way
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Sam Pitroda revolutionised India's communications and IT landscape in the mid-1980s as Advisor to the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. Now, he has turned his sights on a much wider canvas ? a world that was last designed 75 years ago, about the same time that he was born.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
ED summons Bengal Minister in ICore chit fund scam case
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee for questioning in connection with its probe into the ICore chit fund scam.
2021-04-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Terror re-emerges in Balochistan
Quetta (Pakistan), April 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Balochistan province continues to keep the country's intelligence and security forces under constant check as terror elements continue to surface from different parts of the province, carrying out terror attacks, targeted killings, kidnappings and bomb blasts, raising serious questions over the performance of the security forces and sending fear down the spines of the locals.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Mutual funds' AUM surge 41% to Rs 31 lakh cr in FY21
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry witnessed a growth of 41 per cent in the last financial year to touch a new high of Rs 31.4 lakh crore.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Governors, Chief Minister wish people on Tamil New Year
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Telangana Governor holding additional charge as Lt Governor of Puducherry, Tamilsai Soundararajan, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and senior political leaders on Wednesday extended new year wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ASUS unveils two ZenBook laptops in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Expanding its ZenBook series, Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Wednesday unveiled two new laptops -- ZenBook Duo 14 and ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED -- in India.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
TN has enough vaccines: Health department
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Officials of the health department of Tamil Nadu said that enough vaccines are available in the state for the next seven days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pankaj Tripathi proposes small film city set-up in Bihar village
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who was born in a village in Bihar, has put forth the interesting suggestion of creating a film-friendly set-up in a village near Patna, which is well-connected to the city, where people from Bollywood can shoot.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
NASA again delays first flight of Mars helicopter
Washington, April 14 (IANS) NASA has again decided to delay the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter's first experimental flight due to technical concerns.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sohum Shah: Social media numbers get you work but it doesn't matter to me
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Actor-producer Sohum Shah says while social media today has the ability to help actors bag roles, it has never been a criterion for him to get a role or cast someone in a role.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rise in Afghan civilian casualties: Report
Kabul, April 14 (IANS) A UN report on Wednesday showed that at least 573 civilians were killed and 1,210 others wounded in the first three months of 2021, which is a 29 per cent increase as compared to the same period last year.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' in Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition has been drawing art connoisseurs from different parts of the country.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
CWC to meet on Covid situation
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) To keep the pressure on the Centre, the Congress has called a meeting of its working committee, CWC, on Saturday to discuss the issue of Covid resurgence.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Will spare none, Mamata after meeting Cooch Behar victims' families
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) With the end of the deadline set by the Election Commission for not entering the boundaries of Cooch Behar district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday met the families of the victims who were killed at Sitalkuchi during the fourth phase of polling. Four people were killed in the firing by the central forces in Sitalkuchi in Bengal on April 10.
2021-04-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Oberoi Grp. signs MoU with EESL to further its sustainability initiatives
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With the aim to augment its sustainability initiatives, The Oberoi Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Energy Efficiency Private Limited (EESL), a joint venture of 4 PSU's under the Ministry of Power.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apollo to ship tyres from Chennai and Hungary for US/Canada markets
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) India's automobile tyre major Apollo Tyres Ltd will ship its commercial vehicle tyres for the US and Canadian markets out of its Chennai and Hungary plants.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Thailand logs highest single-day spike of 1,335 Covid cases
Bangkok, April 14 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike of 1,335 Covid cases, pushing the tally to 35,910,according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-04-14
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
J&J delays Covid vaccine roll out in Europe
New York, April 14 (IANS) Johnson and Johnson (J&J) has decided to delay the roll out of its Covid-19 vaccine in Europe after federal health agencies in the US recommended a pause in the use of the jab in the country.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rahul Vaidya-Disha Parmar's video 'Madhanya' to release on April 18
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Celebrity couple Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar have shared the first poster of their upcoming music video "Madhanyaa on social media. The music video will premiere on April 18.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP all set for Panchayat elections
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) The much-awaited Panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh will begin on Thursday with the first phase of polling in 18 districts.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
President, PM stress to imbibe Babasaheb's ideals
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Paying tributes to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on the need to imbibe his ideals in the conduct of each Indian.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Masks, social distancing by 60% people may curb Covid spread
New York, April 14 (IANS) Coronavirus' viral outbreaks can be prevented if at least 60 per cent of people start wearing masks, and maintain social distancing, according to a study.A
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Asmbhav' Summit to raise voice against foreign e-com retailers
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Representatives and supporters of over 6 lakh small Indian traders, distributors, and merchants, both off-line and on-line, have come together to launch a unique event, titled 'Asmbhav Summit'.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ranveer Singh to star in Shankar's adaptation of 'Anniyan'
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil hit machine Shankar directs Bollywood star Ranveer Singh in the official adaptation of his 2005 Tamil blockbuster "Anniyan", which stars Vikram. The film is slated to go on the floors in Mid 2022.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka reiterates demand for cancellation of CBSE exams
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday again demanded the cancellation of the CBSE exams due to Covid resurgence.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SpiceXpress decides not to ferry Vivo shipments after HK incident
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet's cargo arm SpiceXpress has decided not to ferry cargo containing Vivo's mobile phones or accessories in the light of recent accident in Hong Kong.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBSE Board exams: PM to hold meet today
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to hold a meeting with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and other senior officials in the Ministry on Wednesday to discuss the issue of holding CBSE Board exams amid demand from students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to cancel it due to Covid-19 surge, said sources.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Shefali Shah opens up on what terrifies her
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Actress Shefali Shah, who took her acting to the next level with the International Emmy-winning series "Delhi Crime", says she tackles self-doubt every day.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IMD predicts rain, isolated thunderstorms over five days in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light to moderate rainfall over several places in Telangana, over the next five days.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mobile cyber attacks on Indian firms up 845% in last 5 months
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Indian organisations witnessed a staggering 845 per cent increase in cyber-attacks on employees' smartphones since October 2020, as remote working during the pandemic saw the mobile attack surface expand dramatically in the country, a new report said on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Delhi Minister tests Covid positive
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Clubhouse rolls out Payments tool to over 66K creators
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Invite-only audio meet app Clubhouse has rolled out its payments feature to over 66,000 creators in the US, as part of its goal to help creators monetise and earn money from users on its platform.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
DJI to unveil car-related products on April 19: Report
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) China-based commercial drone-making company DJI is finally making a move towards the automobile industry as it is releasing car-related products at the Shanghai Auto Show which will commence from April 19-28.
2021-04-14
Category: International, China,Technology
MediaTek unveils 5G chipset for smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Leading chip-maker MediaTek on Wednesday launched a new 5G smartphone chipset called Dimensity 700 5G in the India market.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
9 in 10 companies in India looking to fill open roles internally
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) According to LinkedIn's Future of Talent report, more than 9 in 10 (93 per cent) companies in India are looking to fill open roles internally in the post-Covid era.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab CM demands postponement of class X, XII exams
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Given the surge in Covid-19 cases, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought postponement of the Class X and XII board exams, in order to allay the uncertainty among students and their parents.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana reports 2,157 new Covid cases
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) Telangana reported a relatively low daily Covid tally of 2,157 new cases, the state's health bulletin issued on Wednesday stated. In contrast, the state had reported 3,052 cases during the preceding 24 hours.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka CM recalls Dr. Ambedkar's contributions to society
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Wednesday paid heartfelt tributes to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Two-thirds of urban Indians plan to increase online shopping
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) YouGov's latest research reveals that two-thirds of urban Indians (67 per cent) plan to increase the use of online shopping or delivery services once the pandemic is over.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
US locks target: To outbid China on strategy, economy, diplomacy
New Delhi, April 14: The Joe Biden administration is moving fast. In just 11 weeks, it has honed on China as an enemy that has to be pursued relentlessly and outmanoeuvred. America knows its enemies and how to chase them down.
2021-04-14
Category: International, India,International
Companies raise Rs 1.6L cr from primary market in FY21
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) As the pandemic hit business activities and liquidity flows, companies raised funds worth Rs 1.6 lakh crore from the primary market in the last financial year through initial public offerings (IPO), offer for sale (OFS), follow on public offering (FPO) among other routes.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bihar reports 4,157 new cases, 43 deaths
Patna, April 14 (IANS) Bihar reported 4,157 new cases of coronavirus infection and 43 deaths in 24 hours on Wednesday. The deceased included 16 patients who have died in hospitals of Patna.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Italy gets spectator guarantee for Euros, Germany hopeful
Berlin, April 14 (IANS) The Italian government approved the presence of fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome, with Germany hoping for a similar decision by their authorities for the Munich venue.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
World TT championship to be held in Houston in Nov
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) said that new dates from November 23 to 29 were decided for the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships and the tournament will be staged in Houston, United States as originally planned.
2021-04-14
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Efficacy of vaccines may be reduced due to Covid mutations: Shahid Jameel
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India reported 1,84,372 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting another grim one-day record, taking the overall tally to 13,87,825 on Wednesday, according to the data issued by the Union Health Ministry. The crowds at election rallies and religious gatherings are not thinning and the daily growth of infections and active cases are also growing consistently. India is also grappling with various variants of the coronavirus: the UK variant, South Africa variant, Brazil variant and the double-mutant, which combines mutations from two separate virus variants, found in samples from Maharashtra, Delhi and Punjab. The double-mutant has been classified as B.1.617 lineage, was found in 15-20 per cent samples in Maharashtra. In the backdrop of steep rises in cases, the government has allowed faster access to foreign-made vaccines by doing away with bridging trial studies prior to grant of emergency authorization.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Corruption allegations: Anil Deshmukh being grilled by CBI
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Ex-home minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh reached the CBI office on Wednesday morning for questioning into the allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh, officials said.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra Guv, CM pay tributes to Ambedkar on birth anniversary
Amaravati, April 14 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan and Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy paid tributes to B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution of India, on this birth anniversary.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Markets undeterred by Covid, fundraising increases
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Despite the uncertainty prevailing in FY 2020-21 owing to Covid-19 pandemic, fundraising in FY 2020-21 was better than that in FY 2019-20 for both Public Issues and Rights Issues, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tosamaidan activists wary of tourism development work in the region
Khag, April 14 (101Reporters) Today, a mere shadow remains of what was once the beautiful meadow of Tosamaidan that featured an array of flora and fauna. For 50 years, since the government of Jammu & Kashmir in 1964, leased the land to the Indian Army to conduct artillery drills, Tosamaidan's ecological condition has deteriorated drastically. Not to mention the civilian and wildlife casualties the villages have witnessed over the years.
2021-04-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Dull celebrations as Indian expats mark their New Year in UAE
Dubai, April 14 (IANS) The Indian expatriate communities from various states across the country, are celebrating their traditional New Years, albeit, on a low-key.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Religion
Mastering the art of letting go for achieving spiritual awareness
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Contemporary and internationally respected spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti unveils the art of letting go and returning to a 'zero state', a state of mind that has only intentions and no desires, in "Call Your Own Bluff: An Incredible Journey to Your True Freedom" (Penguin) as he guides you on the road to spiritual awareness -- all the more necessary in these pandemic times.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Death toll up to 42 after boat capsizes off Djibouti
Addis Ababa, April 14 (IANS) The death toll in the boat capsize off Djibouti coast has climbed to 42, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Ethiopia,Defence/Security
PSG oust CL defending champions Bayern; Chelsea through
Berlin, April 14 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) lost 1-0 at home against Bayern Munich on Tuesday but still dumped the title holders out of the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals from a 3-3 aggregate.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Covid can persist in dust for a month: Study
New York, April 14 (IANS) Some genetic material of the coronavirus can persist up to a month in dust in the rooms where Covid-19 patients were isolated, finds a study.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Tokyo marks 100 days to go until Olympics amid Covid spike
Tokyo, April 14 (IANS) Tokyo marked 100 days to go until the postponed Olympics on Wednesday amid lingering uncertainty over whether the Games can be staged safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
T'gana CM pays tributes on Ambedkar's 130th birth anniv
Hyderabad, April 14 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday paid tributes to B.R. Ambedkar on the occassion of his 130th birth anniversary, who is revered as the architect of India's Constitution.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
IFC plans to invest about $20 mn in PE Faering Capital's 3rd fund
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC) has proposed an equity investment up to $20 million into Faering Capital International Growth Fund III or Faering III.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
A low profile Vishu for Kerala Hindus
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) If the last year's Vishu went off as closed door on account of the Covid pandemic, this time, with the pandemic continuing its surge with cases spiking like never before, for Hindus in Kerala, Vishu - the traditional New Year, is believed to signal the arrival of good luck and fortune for the coming year and is being celebrated on Wednesday with a lot more gusto than in 2020.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sony invests additional $200M as Epic Games raises $1B
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced that it completed a $1 billion round of funding, that includes an additional $200 million strategic investment from Sony Corporation.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
TN Police arrest 12 men over sexual exploitation of minor girl
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Twelve men, including a BSNL junior engineer, have been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 14 year old minor girl. The All women police station of Thiruchengode arrested the men which included her sister's husband.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft's new Surface headset has dedicated Teams buttons
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Microsoft has introduced Surface Headphones 2+ Plus and two more new headsets that come fitted with a dedicated Teams buttons for seamless video collaborations and meetings.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Jaleel's resignation shows all's not well in Kerala CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 (IANS) The unexpected resignation of Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel, often known as the blue eyed boy of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan shows that all's not well in the CPI-M in Kerala.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
MBBS students in UP to be put on Covid duty
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) In an emergency move, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to include students of fourth and fifth year in MBBS in Covid management.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Akhilesh Yadav tests Covid positive
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for Covid-19. Akhilesh gave this information in a tweet and advised all those who had come into contact with him in recent days, to get themselves tested.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'His Storyy' poster controversy: Sudhanshu Saria not satisfied with apology
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) : National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhanshu Saria had recently pointed out how the poster of the upcoming ALT Balaji show "His Storyy" is similar to that of his film "Loev". Saria feels such an act of plagiarism is "brazen, disrespectful, inconsiderate", and "smacks of arrogance".
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Class 12 boy bludgeons grandmother to death, sets body on fire
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a Class 12 boy bludgeoned his bed-ridden 83-year-old grandmother to death in a fit of rage in a Punjab village over her insistence to study rather than spending too much time on mobile phones and loitering on a motorcycle.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FBI says will remove backdoors from hacked Microsoft servers
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a mega operation to copy and remove malicious web shells from hundreds of vulnerable computers in the US that were running on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server software used to provide enterprise-level email service.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India reports 1.84 lakh new Covid cases, 1,027 deaths
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) India reported 1,84,372 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, setting another grim one-day record, taking the overall tally to 13,87,825 on Wednesday, according to the data issued by the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
EC to deploy heavy security for April 17 repoll at Velachery
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will deploy heavy police presence at booth No 92-M of Velachery where repolling will take place on April 17. The Commission secretary Malay Mallick has written to the state police Chief to deploy heavy security at the polling booth where repolling will take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 17.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Kohli floated idea of me joining RCB during Aus tour: Maxwell
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) All-rounder Glenn Maxwell said that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli had first floated the idea of him joining the franchise during the limited overs leg of India's tour of Australia last year.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Jubin Nautiyal loved shooting in Kashmir for new song
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Singer Jubin Nautiyal was mesmerised by the beauty of Kashmir while shooting his latest song "Tujhe bhoolna to chaaha", which also features Samreen Kaur and IAS officer Abhishek Singh.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
What's in a nickname? A lot if you're a South superstar
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Rajinikanth is Thalaivar. Kamal Haasan, through his heydays as a superstar, has been Ulaganayagan to fans. Vijay has been hailed as Thalapathy while Ajith is Thala. Chiranjeevi is Mega Star to Telugu fans while Mahesh Babu is Prince, Pawan Kalyan is Power Star, and Ravi Teja has been Mass Maharaja for well over a decade. Mohanlal is widely known to fans of Malayalam cinema as Lalettan while Mammootty is Mammookka.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petrol, diesel prices static even as crude prices firm
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Wednesday with oil marketing companies continuing on the pause mode and keeping petrol and diesel prices static for over a fortnight now.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP MP seeks deferment of Panchayat polls in UP
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Mohanlalganj, Kaushal Kishore, has asked the state election commission (SEC) to defer the Panchayat elections by a month, in view of the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sony to add storage support for PS5 with new update
San Francisco, April 14 (IANS) Sony is reportedly rolling out the first major software update for PlayStation 5 console, which comes with several new features, including the much-requested USB storage support.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US vaccine prog hit by 'pause' on J&J vaccine after blood clot reports
New York, April 14 (IANS) President Joe Biden's plan to free the nation from the most onerous Covid-19 restrictions by Independence Day through mass vaccinations has been hit by the "pause" in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine following reports of some people developing blood clots after being injected with it.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Netflix redesigns kids' profiles to show their favourites on TVs
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix is redesigning kids profiles on connected TVs to help them watch their favourite shows and movies.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Samsung to introduce new Galaxy laptops this month
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is expected to introduce new Galaxy laptops later this month as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand sales of notebooks amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Benin's Prez Talon wins reelection
Lome, April 14 (IANS) Incumbent President Patrice Talon has won reelection in the West African nation of Benin with 86.4 per cent of the votes, according to provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Togo,Politics
Tamils celebrate New Year with traditional fervour
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) People across Tamil Nadu welcomed the Tamil New Year or 'Pilava' year on Wednesday with traditional fervour.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
UP medical student immolates self, reason unknown
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) A third-year MBBS student allegedly set herself ablaze in her home in Saharanpur, said police.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fresh Covid cases back over 700 in S.Korea
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) South Korea's daily new Covid-19 cases rebounded to over 700 on Wednesday, the most in over three months, as health authorities are looking at the option of raising social distancing rules to contain the virus resurgence.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Private universities asked to give beds for Covid patients
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) UP Minister for Medical Education Suresh Khanna has asked private universities to dedicate exclusive beds for Covid patients.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
UP Guv, Yogi appeal to religious leaders to check Covid
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have appealed to religious leaders to motivate the eligible people to take the vaccine against Corona virus, in view of the second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Sonakshi Sinha: As celebrities, we can make a difference
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha is often seen raising her voice for causes she believes in, be it donating money for PPE kits or taking a stand against trolling. The actress feels as a celebrity, one can make a big difference if one speaks up for the right things.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Allahabad HC suggests complete lockdown in UP
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), April 14 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the viability of complete lockdown in districts where the Covid spread has increased alarmingly.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global Covid caseload tops 137.2mn
Washington, April 14 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 137.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.95 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Those fasting in Ramzan can take jab'
Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) A 'fatwa' issued by a prominent Sunni cleric here has said that those observing fast during the month of Ramzan can get vaccinated for Covid-19.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sep 11
Washington, April 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden wants to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a senior administration official has said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
I don't think about who is at top and who isn't: Subodh Gupta
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) From brass utensils to stainless steel tiffins. From cow dung to buckets -- in the world of one of India's best known contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta, the universal derives from the personal even as the past and future emerges as a time of both hope and conflict.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
S.Korea regrets Japan's decision on dumping radioactive water
Seoul, April 14 (IANS) South Korea expressed strong regret on Tuesday over Japan's decision to dump radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
2021-04-14
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy,Politics
'Covid variants pose biggest threat to US economic recovery'
New York, April 14 (IANS) Variants of the novel coronavirus are the biggest risk for the US economic recovery, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari has said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
'Minari' actor Steven Yeun: Was blown away by story's simplicity
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) "The Walking Dead" star Steven Yeun toplines "Minari", Lee Isaac Chung's drama that is in contention for six Oscars including one for Yeun in the Best Actor category. He says was blown away by the story's simplicity and truthfulness.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 7.4mn in Chile vaccinated against Covid
Santiago, April 14 (IANS) More than 7.4 million people in Chile have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Health has said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Olly Alexander's set to release his 'best' songs
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Singer Olly Alexander, who was part of the band Years & Years with Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen, will soon be sharing some unreleased songs.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Canada's daily Covid cases surpass 8,000
Ottawa, April 14 (IANS) Over the past week, there has been an increase of 33 per cent in daily case counts with an average of almost 8,100 new cases reported per day, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Tuesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Biden proposes to hold summit with Putin
Washington, April 14 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate border tensions with Ukraine and proposed the two leader hold a summit in the coming months, the White House said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
'Lockdown, not vaccination, behind decline in UK's Covid cases'
London, April 14 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday that lockdown, not the country's vaccine rollout, is the main reason for the decline of Covid-19 infections in Britain.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran urges closer defence cooperation with Russia
Tehran, April 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called for boosting defence cooperation with Russia, Tasnim news agency reported.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Turkey,Diplomacy,Politics
UK records another 2,472 Covid cases, 23 deaths
London, April 14 (IANS) Another 2,472 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,375,814, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
As Biden sets 9/11 deadline for Afghan withdrawal, India invited to peace meet
United Nations, April 14 (IANS) India has been invited to an Afghanistan peace conference in Turkey to back up the slowed down negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Kabul government ahead of a delayed US withdrawal from that country, according to diplomatic sources.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Medvedev's Covid case leaves Nadal & Co with anxious wait
London, April 14 (IANS) Rafael Nadal and other leading players at the Monte-Carlo Masters face a nervous wait on Tuesday after world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Yadav bats fearlessly, that's what we want: Rohit
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Rohit Sharma praised Suryakumar Yadav for his fearless batting even though the Mumbai Indians skipper considered the pitch at the MA Chidambaram tough for batsmen to play strokes from the word go.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka logs 8,778 new Covid cases; 6,079 recover
Bengaluru, April 14 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's second wave, 8,778 new Covid cases were reported in a day while 6,079 patients recovered from the infection in Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
3 dead as fishing boat sinks off Karnataka coast
Mangaluru, April 14 (IANS) Three crew members died after a Indian fishing boat collided with a foreign ship and capsized in the Arabian sea near Mangaluru off Karnataka's west coast, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said on Tuesday.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Putin, Biden discuss cooperation over phone
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden exchanged views on bilateral ties and explored areas of possible cooperation during a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.
2021-04-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics
Chennai pitch tough for chasing, says Morgan
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Despite winning the toss and opting to chase in Tuesday's match against Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Eoin Morgan said the MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch is a tough one to chase.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
KKR batsmen waste Russell's 5-wicket haul, gift win to MI
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) rallied to pull off a 10-run win as profligate Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen threw away their wickets to make a mess of a modest 152-run target in an Indian Premier League match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka issues guidelines for Ramzan
Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) The Karnataka government on Tuesday issued guidelines for devotees during the month-long Ramzan fasting from Wednesday amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Programme launched to develop family-friendly neighbourhoods
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) To develop young children and set up family-friendly neighbourhoods within the cities of the country, the Infant, Toddler and Caregiver-Friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) training and capacity building programme was launched on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress to launch its own digital media platform INC TV on Wed
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Congress will launch its own digital media platform, INC TV, on Wednesday in the presence of the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, and AICC General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Gauhati HC declares Assam man termed 'foreigner' Indian citizen
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has set aside an order of a Foreigners' Tribunal declaring a state resident a "foreigner" for not showing linkage with all his relatives mentioned in the voters' list even after he had established his linkage with his father and grandfather.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
DDA gives preliminary nod to Master Plan for Delhi-2041
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The advisory council of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday gave its preliminary approval to the draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041. The draft will now be put in the public domain for inviting objections/suggestions from the people of Delhi, said a DDA spokesperson.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi may face water shortage due to high ammonia levels in Yamuna: Chadha
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi Jal Board (DJB) Vice Chairman Raghav Chadha on Tuesday accused the Haryana government of releasing "highly contaminated water" to Delhi through the Yamuna river.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Assam issues new SOP for air passenger amid Covid surge
Guwahati, April 13 (IANS) With the surge of Covid cases in the state, the Assam government on Tuesday issued modified Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for persons arriving in the state by air, making tests and quarantine compulsory, officials said.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Alarmed by rising Covid cases, Priyanka calls meeting of UP leaders
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Alarmed by the recent spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh, has called a meeting of UP leaders and party MLAs to discuss the situation.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India suffer their first defeat on Argentina tour
Buenos Aires, April 13 (IANS) After a superb show in the FIH Hockey Pro League where India defeated Olympic champions Argentina in both the matches, the hosts finally tasted victory handing visiting Indians their first loss of the tour in the third practice match on Tuesday. Lucas Toscani scored the all-important goal.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Covid spread: 1,119 Chennai streets made containment zones
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases surging across Tamil Nadu, there is an increase in the number of containment zones in Chennai.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
All-party meeting on Covid in Karnataka on April 18
Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) An all-party meeting would be held here on April 18 to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in Karnataka, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ben Stokes ruled out of IPL due to broken finger
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of this season's Indian Premier League (IPL) following injury to his finger during a practice session, his franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) confirmed on Tuesday night.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra to undergo 'Lockdown style' curfew April 14-30
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) On anticipated lines, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced 'lockdown' style restrictions starting 8 p.m. on April 14, till April 30, to break the chain of the coronavirus which has gripped the state.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Morris's bemused look after Samson denies him single
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) may have shelled out an IPL record Rs 16.25 crore to get Chris Morris this season, but they still don't trust him with the big hits at crunch moments or so it seems.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan sees highest Covid spike with 5,528 cases, 28 deaths
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday saw a new high of 5,528 Covid cases, out of which the highest number was registered in Jaipur, at 989.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM wishes luck to farmers on Ugadi, prays for rains
Amaravati, April 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday prayed for abundant rains and victory over the Covid-19 pandemic, as he wished good luck to the farmers on the occasion of the Ugadi festival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Gujarat now sees Covid tally spike to 6,690, 67 fresh deaths
Gandhinagar, April 13 (IANS) Breaking all previous records of daily Covid tally, Gujarat on Tuesday saw 6,690 new cases, taking its tally to 3,60,206, while the death toll rose to 4,922 with 67 more succumbing.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Pilots' body seeks stay on breath analyser tests amid Covid
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA) has sought temporary suspension of pre-flight breath analyser test to curb the transmission of coronavirus amid the rising number cases in the country on a daily basis.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gurpreet, Sandeep lose bronze medal bouts in Asian wrestling
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's Gurpreet Singh and Sandeep lost their bronze medal Greco-Roman bouts on the opening day of the Asian Wrestling Championships in Almaty on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Andhra logs 4K new Covid cases, active cases cross 25K
Amaravati, April 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 4,228 new Covid-19 cases, raising its overall tally to over 9.32 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 25,00-mark to reach 25,850.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
With Covid cases surging, victims being cremated at designated spots at Delhi's crematoriums
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Even cremation grounds have begun to feel the impact of the resurgence in Covid-19 cases in the Capital. Till some time ago, people were being cremated at spots especially designated for Covid victims. But now, with the surge in Corona casualties, spots are again being earmarked to cremate Covid-19 victims at Delhi's crematoriums.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Parties depute agents for 24-hour vigil of strongrooms in TN
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) With the elections over on April 6 and the long wait to continue till the declaration of results on May 2, the main political parties in Tamil Nadu are leaving no stone unturned to keep a watch on the strongrooms housing the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at the counting centres.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SA Emerging cut short Bangladesh tour, return home
Johannesburg, April 13 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) heaved a sigh of relief after all the 22 members of the South African Women's Emerging team returned negative tests for Covid-19 and were allowed to board the flight back to their home country from Bangladesh.
2021-04-13
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
After no fifer against them in 13 years, MI concede 2 in 2
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) For 13 seasons before this one in the Indian Premier League (IPL), no bowler had taken a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians (MI). In their first two games of the ongoing 14th season, IPL 2021, there have already been two five-wicket hauls against them.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Repoll ordered in one booth in Chennai's Velacherry seat
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered fresh poll/repoll in booth number 92 in the Velacherry Assembly constituency here on Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid restrictions to hit economic activities in Apr-Jun: Report
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The restrictions and partial lockdowns in several states and cities amid rising Covid-19 cases are likely to impact economic activities in the current quarter (April-June), according to a Goldman Sachs report.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Top Congressman lauds British Columbia move on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The Congress's All India SC Cell on Tuesday welcomed the move by the British Columbia province of western Canada to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on April 14 as 'Equality Day'.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Claims not part of resolution plan extinguished after its approval: SC
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said when the resolution plan is approved by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), the claims, which are not part of the plan, would stand extinguished and the proceedings related to them stand terminated.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cipla to scale up Remdesivir production 2-fold
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Pharmaceutical company Cipla on Tuesday said it has scaled up the production of remdesivir by 2 times from the last wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi sees new Covid high of 13,468 cases, 81 deaths
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The national capital on Tuesday recorded 13,468 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began early last year, as well as 81 deaths, according to the Delhi health bulletin.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Medvedev out of Monte Carlo Masters with Covid-19
Monaco, April 13 (IANS) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters following a positive Covid-19 test, men's tennis' ruling body ATP said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Tennis
Maharashtra enters 'Lockdown style' curfew April 14-30
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) On anticipated lines, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday announced 'lockdown' style restrictions starting 8 p.m. on April 14, till April 30, to break the chain of the coronavirus which has gripped the state.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russell's 5-wicket haul helps KKR restrict MI to 152
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Andre Russell's five-wicket haul in just two overs (5/15) helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restrict Mumbai Indians' (MI) power-packed batting to 152 (all out) in their 20 overs during an Indian Premier League 2021 match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Tuesday night.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Indofil Industries logs FY21 domestic sales of Rs 1,000 cr
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chemicals industry major Indofil Industries recorded domestic sales of Rs 1,000 crore in financial year 2020-21.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Annup Sonii: Working in good projects gives me a high
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Annup Sonii, who plays a pivotal role in the upcoming web film "Raat Baaki Hai", says being passionate about acting, the greatest high he gets is by working in good projects.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US troop withdrawal must lead to end of Al-Qaeda terror
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The threat terror outfit Al-Qaeda based out of Afghanistan poses to US national security is a critical factor in the Joe Biden administration deciding whether to withdraw American troops from the war-torn country by May 1.
2021-04-13
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Covid surge in India 'worrisome', threatens growth prospects: IMF
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The new wave of Covid-19 infections sweeping parts of India is "worrisome" and threatens the 12.5 per cent growth projection, an International Monetary Fund expert for the region said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Yogi in isolation after officials test positive
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has isolated himself after a few officials in his secretariat tested positive for Covid.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Aarya Babbar continues shooting despite injury
Mumbai, April 13 ( IANS) Actor Aarya Babbar, who is currently shooting for a music video, met with a bike accident while giving a shot. However, he chose not to let the shoot schedule get delayed.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Corona resurgence: Labs testing Covid-19 samples in Delhi overburdened
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With an exponential resurgence in Coronavirus cases over the last few weeks, many private laboratories taking Covid-19 samples are overburdened and have stopped collecting new samples.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Radhika Madan moonwalks her way to Delhi
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan updated her fans that she is going to Delhi. The actress made the announcement of her departure in a special video, where she is dancing her way home.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Record seizures made in Bengal polls include Hilsa fish, pan masala, sarees
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The seizures made in West Bengal in this election season so far has surpassed the captures made in the recent polls in the state, making it obvious that money power has started making its footprints in the state.
2021-04-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gurugram hospitals to reserve 40% beds for Covid patients
Gurugram, April 13 (IANS) In view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Gurugram, the district magistrate Dr Yash Garg on Tuesday ordered all private and public hospitals to reserve 40% of their total beds in the general category and 70% beds in ICU/Ventilator for Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Chopper case: IDS sent 7.4 lakh euros to Interstellar after Dassault's payment
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chandigarh-based IDS Infotech Ltd paid a commission of 7,40,128 euros to Interstellar Holdings Pvt Ltd, which is now known as Interstellar Technologies, on receipt of payments from French defence major Dassault Aviation for a project between May 2003 to November 2006, the CBI has claimed in its charge sheet in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP AgustaWestland case.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Swimmer Sajan wins gold but misses Olympic cut
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's leading swimmer Sajan Prakash won gold medal in the men's 200 metres butterfly event in Uzbekistan Open Summer Swimming Championships in Tashkent on Tuesday but missed the Olympics 'A' qualification time.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia wish fans on Gudi Padwa
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh on Tuesday posted a quirky video to lighten the mood of their fans amid the rising second wave of Covid, and wished fans a Happy Gudi Padwa and New Year.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Municipal Corporation to push sanitisation drive in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 13 (IANS) Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will launch a sanitisation drive across the city.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Shekhar Kapur: Miss exploring philosophy and physics with Sushant
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur on Tuesday took to Twitter to remember late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Kaour said he misses discussing philosophy and physics with Sushant.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reus doubtful, Sancho out of CL quarters against Man City
Dortmund, April 13 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and captain Marco Reus are doubtful for their Champions League quarter-finals second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday, while winger Jadon Sancho is out.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
GDP still likely to grow in double digits during 2021: Moody's
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Impact on India's economic activity is expected to be less severe than that seen in 2020 due to the focus on "micro-containment zones" to deal with the current wave of Covid infections as opposed to a nationwide lockdown, said Moody's Investors Service.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nushrratt Bharuccha on how househelp prepared her for 'Ajeeb Daastaans'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha plays a househelp named Meenal in the upcoming anthology film "Ajeeb Daastaans". The actress recalls how her own help at home helped her prepare for the role.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Williamson wins New Zealand cricket's top award
Auckland, April 13 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in six years, while Devon Conway and Amelia Kerr claimed double honours, at the New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2020-21 season.
2021-04-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Covaxin production to ramped up to 12 mn using B'luru plant
Bengaluru/Hyderabad, April 13 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Tuesday welcomed Bharat Biotech's move to start manufacturing Covaxin coronavirus vaccine at its Bengaluru plant, amid reports it plans to double production to 12 mn by July.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Folk artistes protest across TN over curbs on temple festivals
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Folk artistes across Tamil Nadu continued their protest for the second day on Tuesday over restrictions on temple festivals amid the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the southern state. Their main demand is that the festivals must be allowed with a cap on the number of people participating in them.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Huawei blames US for global chip shortage
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) Huawei on Tuesday blamed the US for a global chip shortage as it called for cooperation with South Korea, Japan and Europe to form a new semiconductor supply chain.
2021-04-13
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
All you need to know about the Sputnik V Covid jab
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) As Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) announces it has received permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to import Sputnik V vaccine in India for restricted use in emergencies, here are a few things that you need to know about the Covid-19 jab.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tour operators seeks government support for survival and revival
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's travel and tourism industry has once again urged the government to consider taking multiple steps to ease the pressure on the sector and help it tide over the crisis as the surge in Covid infections and re-imposition of partial travel restrictions in some major states threatens its survival.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
OnePlus Watch to be available in India from April 21
Bengaluru, April 13 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus on Tuesday announced that its OnePlus Watch will be available at a special launch price of Rs 14,999 in India from April 21.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
KKR dishes out three-pronged spin attack in power-play
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Indian Premier League, Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav had said that his team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has probably the best possible spin attack in the tournament.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chinese regulators ask Internet companies to rectify problems
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) Chinese regulators on Tuesday urged Internet platform enterprises to comprehensively rectify problems within time limits and establish a new order in the platform economy.
2021-04-13
Category: International, China,Technology
'Sasural Simar Ka 2' cast shoots in Agra
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The popular soap "Sasural Simar Ka" is all set to return with season two, and the cast is currently shooting in Agra. Dipika Kakar, Jayati Bhatia, Radhika Muthukumar, and Tanya Sharma are among cast and crew members shooting in the city of Taj.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RDIF sets target of 50m doses a month for Sputnik in India
New Delhi/Moscow, April 13 (IANS) More than 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine will be produced in India in a month over the summer in partnership with five Indian companies, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
9 patients died of Covid-19 in Patna in the last 24 hours
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Nine persons died owing to Corona infections in the last 24 hours at three leading hospitals in Patna, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Arjan Bajwa: 'There is no need to glorify struggling days'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Arjan Bajwa feels the struggle to carve your space in the industry takes time, but there is no need to glorify this phase.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pushkar Jog celebrates Gudi Padwa with rituals, prayers
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Marathi actor Pushkar Jog makes sure to follow all rituals associated with Gudi Padwa, which was observed on Tuesday this year.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bihar RERA penalises builders for norms violations
Patna, April 13 (IANS) The Bihar Real Estate Regulatory Authority (BRERA) has taken strong action against three private developers for violating RERA norms, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HCs can't hold mini trial at stage of framing of charge: SC
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the High Courts should refrain from holding a "mini trial" at the stage of discharge application or framing of charges.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Satish Kaushik turns 65, to enjoy with Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher virtually
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik celebrates his 65th birthday on Tuesday. This year, the celebration is simple because Kaushik as well as his daughter Vanshika have recently recovered from Covid-19.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Bengal for first time on Wed
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Congress MP Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address his first election rally in West Bengal on Wednesday ahead of the fifth phase of polling scheduled for April 17.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Yes Bank, SBI Cards top bought large cap stocks for MFs in March
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) As equity linked mutual funds schemes witnessed net inflows for the first time in nine months in March, Yes Bank, SBI Cards and Payment Services, and Havells India Ltd were among the the top bought stocks in large cap by mutual funds last month.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tourists hassled as Goa's taxi strike stretches into 5th day
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Thirty-year-old Manish Thakur spent the last five days lounging on the sands at the popular Candolim beach.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Ek Villain Returns' Goa shoot starts with Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Tara Sutaria are all set to start shooting for the second schedule of their upcoming film "Ek Villain Returns" in Goa.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Goa BJP politicising vax drive ahead of civic polls: Congress
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) The Congress in Goa on Tuesday alleged politicisation of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the state, even after the model code of conduct has been imposed ahead of elections to five municipal councils.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 4 with Intel, AMD options
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Surface Laptop 4 with two options ? 11th Gen Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics Microsoft Surface Edition (8 cores), starting at $999.99.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Refreshed Gangjee to tee off in Nagoya
Tokyo, April 13 (IANS) Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee returns to play in Japan after nearly five months as he is set to tee it up at this week's Token Homemate Cup in Nagoya, which begins on Thursday.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
BJP to launch special campaign for 40 seats in and around Kolkata
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The BJP is launching a specially designed campaign focusing on 40 seats spread across the greater Kolkata region, also called the presidency area, to tell voters about its vision for the area specifically and the state in general. The party is also approaching professionals to seek their support.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid surge continues unabated in J&K, 1,269 new cases logged
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday logged the highest single day spike in its Covid-19 tally as 1,269 new cases and three deaths were recorded during last 24 hours.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Hopes of normal monsoon, healthy Q4 results push market higher (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Predictions of a normal monsoon, along with short covering and hopes of healthy Q4FY21 results, triggered a rebound in India's benchmark equity indices from two-month lows on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Puneet Issar's son Siddhant opens up on directing the veteran
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Siddhant Issar has directed his father, veteran actor Puneet Issar, in the short film "Sanghaar: The Massacre". He says he wasn't nervous while calling the shots.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mumbai NCB seizes drugs hidden in Hitler's biography
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Busting yet another unusual modus operandi, the Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) Mumbai Zonal Unit seized a consignment of drugs concealed in a biography of Adolf Hitler, a top official said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid Effect: Airlines demand assistance package, capacity reduction (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Resurgence of Covid infections along with the re-imposition of partial travel restrictions in some major states have triggered a clamour among a section of airlines for financial assistance as well as reduction of flight capacity.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar farmers anxious as red banded mango caterpillar threatens crop
Patna, April 13 (IANS) Due to continuous change in the weather of Bihar, farmers are worried a lot this year as their mango crops were hit by a disease caused by red banded caterpillar. Farmers say, due to the prolonged period of moisture in the air, there has been an outbreak of the disease on the mango crops. Young fruits are particularly susceptible as fungi invade them and make the fruit rot. Sticky liquid exudes from the larval entry hole, dribbles down the fruit as a dark stain and collects at the base due to which cracks appear on the fruits at the entry hole destroy the crops.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
KKR win toss, elect to bowl
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the toss and elected to bowl in their match against Mumbai Indians (MI) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. KKR had won their first match against SunRisers Hyderabad while MI has lost their opener to Royal challangers Bangalore.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
PM to address Association of Indian Universities' 95th meet
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Association of Indian Universities' (AIU) 95th Annual meet and the National Seminar of Vice Chancellors on Wednesday.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Arslan Goni: Portraying '90s gangster was a challenge
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Arslan Goni plays the gangster Lala in the action series "Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu". The actor says portraying negative characters is never easy.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Coach by his side, Lahiri geared up for RBC Heritage
Hilton Head, (South Carolina), April 13 (IANS) Golfer Anirban Lahiri will be high on confidence when he tees off at the RBC Heritage this week after a top-five finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio recently.
2021-04-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Golf
Facebook testing video speed dating app 'Sparked'
San Francisco, April 13 (IANS) After Facebook Dating, the social networking platform is now testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked that will first allow 4-minute dates to help users find if they are compatible to each other.
2021-04-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine
New York, April 13 (IANS) Federal health agencies in the US on Tuesday recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine in the country "out of an abundance of caution" after six recipients developed a rare and severe type of blood clot.
2021-04-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
ED searches 7 locations of hawala operators in Tripura, seizes cash
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has carried out searches at seven locations in Tripura related to hawala operators and seized cash to the tune of Rs 80 lakh as well as 30 lakh Bangladeshi Taka.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samson was right in not taking a single, says Manjrekar
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) A day after Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson played the magical 119-run innings but fell just short of guiding his team past the target set by Punjab Kings, opinion was divided on whether he took the right decision to not go for a run off the penultimate ball of the innings.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Pulkit Samrat flaunts 'contemplative look'
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat showcased a new look for fans on Tuesday. In his latest Instagram post, the actor strikes a pensive pose for the camera.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Naxalbari, once a hotbed of Left politics, now a Cong bastion
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Naxalbari, which goes to the polls in the fifth phase of the Bengal elections on April 17 and was once the epicentre of politics after the peasant uprising of 1967, has since lost its political sheen.
2021-04-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Haryana, Odisha submit annual action plan under Jal Jeevan Mission
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Every rural household in Haryana will get tap water connection by November 1, 2022 while Odisha will achieve the same by 2024, according to the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) annual action plan presented by the two states to the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lockdown not to be imposed, says Haryana minister
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Amid exodus of migratory labourers owing to fears of a lockdown in the state again with the spike in coronavirus cases, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday ruled out imposition of any lockdown.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Anshuman Jha shoots fiction travel show in Arunachal Pradesh
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha is in Arunachal Pradesh to shoot for a fiction travel series titled "Sifar", and he feels grateful to drive through one of the most beautiful states in India.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak introder crosses IB in J&K, held
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday apprehended a Pakistani national who crossed the International Border (IB) near R.S. Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Kartik Aaryan wonders if lockdown is on in cheeky post
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan on Tuesday shared a funny post wondering if Maharashtra is currently going through a lockdown or not.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Doing lot of work on lower body, hamstring: Rohit
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma said that he does a lot of maintenance work on his lower body and hamstring to remain fully fit following his injury in the last Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Amid spike in Covid cases, Chandigarh shuts Rock Garden
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the local administration on Tuesday closed the famed Rock Garden for visitors.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Quashing of complaint/FIR should be exception, not rule: SC
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) In a major judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the courts should not either make it a routine practice or mechanically pass an interim order, directing no coercive steps against the accused in a criminal case.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sunny Leone heads to Kerala to begin shoot of 'Shero'
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Sunny Leone returns to Kerala to start the shoot of her upcoming film, the psychological thriller "Shero". The actress was in Kerala recently, to shoot for the reality TV show "MTV Splitsvilla".
2021-04-13
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Traders lose business worth Rs 46,000 cr amid curfews, curbs
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Retail and wholesale businesses across the country have taken a hit of Rs 46,000 crore in the last 10 days amid curfews and partial lockdowns across several states.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rashmi Agdekar: Gudi Padwa has always been an intimate celebration
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Agdekar celebrated the Maharashtrian festival of Gudi Padwa with her family on Tuesday, as every year.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Misinformation, vaccine hesitancy can dent revival of economy
New Delhi, April 13: Paranoia is once again building up with the surge in the Covid 19 with widespread circulation of misinformation regarding the intensity of the new strain of virus and Coronavirus vaccines.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
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