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UNSC extends mandate of Cyprus peacekeeping force until Jan
United Nations, July 30 (IANS) The Security Council has decided to extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a further period ending on January 31, 2022.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A22 enters mid-range 5G arena with a bang
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) 5G is literally in the air and Samsung has now added its first 5G device to the popular Galaxy A series, in the evolving mid-price segment in India with two-year upgrades for the operating system.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Can't post a cop each for every girl's safety: Goa Minister
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Days after Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was slammed by the Opposition for blaming parents for the rape of two minors on a beach, Goa's Arts and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on Friday said that it was logistically not possible for a government to post policemen to guard every girl in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sri Lanka cricket tour a waste for India (Column: Close-in)
The idea of India sending two teams, one to England to play the Test series there and the other to Sri Lanka for limited-overs series was actually demeaning to the very essence of a national side.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ireland reports 180% spike in foreign traveller arrivals
Dublin, July 30 (IANS) Ireland has registered 160,000 foreign traveller arrivals in June, up 180 per cent year-on-year, the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO) said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Joint Yemeni forces foil Houthi attack
Sanaa, July 30 (IANS) Joint Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition foiled an attack carried out by the Houthi militia in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official has confirmed.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
13 serving, 14 rtd J&K Police officers recommended for induction into IPS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Thirteen serving and 14 retired J&K Police service officers have been recommended for induction into the IPS by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headed selection panel thereby ending the 10-year long stagnation being faced by non-IPS senior police officers of the union territory.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Statement taken out of context: Goa CM on rape comment
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Slammed for urging parents to introspect about allowing minors to hang out at beaches after nightfall, after the rape of two minor girls, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday claimed that his statement was taken out of context.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Palestine condemns 'Israeli killing of 2 Palestinians in West Bank'
Ramallah, July 30 (IANS) Palestine has condemned the killing of two people, including a child, by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics
SL skipper says he was grateful to Indian captain, coach
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Winning Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka was grateful to Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan and coach Rahul Dravid for sharing their knowledge with the young Sri Lankan team.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid-19 infection linked to long-term cognitive dysfunction: Study
New York, July 30 (IANS) Covid-19 is associated with persistent cognitive deficits, including the acceleration of Alzheimer's disease pathology and symptoms, according to researchers.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,National
AWS hits $59 bn annual run rate, surpasses estimates
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now a $59 billion annualised run rate business, up from $43 billion at this time last year, its parent company Amazon has said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Drashti Dhami: My look in 'The Empire' reflects royalty
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Drashti Dhami's first look from the upcoming epic period drama "The Empire" was unveiled on Friday. The actress said that it reflects royalty and also allows her to shapeshift into the warrior she can be.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman inspector among 4 cops suspended on extortion charges in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) The Karnataka Police have suspended a woman inspector and three other policemen on charges of extorting money from a couple after threatening them with a case and imprisonment.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC agrees to hear Pegasus snooping plea next week
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea by veteran journalists N. Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking a direction for an independent probe by its sitting or retired judge into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala oppn intensifies stir against Minister, Vijayan says no to resignation
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) For the second day in succession, the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Friday stood firm in their demand seeking the resignation of State Education Minister V. Sivankutty while Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan firmly ruled out the resignation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
They have to keep improving and getting better: Dravid
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has said that he was not disappointed by the performance of the young batsmen in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. He believed that the youngsters have to keep getting better in future.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Intense heatwave to scorch Greece in coming days
Athens, July 30 (IANS) Greek meteorologists have warned that the country will experience an intense and prolonged heatwave in the next 10 days.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Greece,Environment/Wildlife
Turkey bans entrances to forest in 2 provinces due to fire
Ankara, July 30 (IANS) Turkish authorities have banned entrances to forest areas in the western provinces of Izmir and Balikesir amid the ongoing wildfires across the country.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ethiopia foils infiltration attempt by al-Shabab terrorists
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) An infiltration attempt by the al-Shabab terror group to Ethiopia from neighbouring Somalia has been foiled, authorities here said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Modi, Shah to virtually join Gujarat govt's 5-year celebration from Aug 1 to 9
Gandhinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will virtually join the celebrations between August 1 and 9 to mark the five years of the Rupani-Nitin Patel government in Gujarat.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Lovlina in semis, assures India a medal
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India a medal in women's welterweight (69 kg) by reaching the semifinals, beating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in a quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Yemen's local currency continues depreciation
Sanaa, July 30 (IANS) Value of Yemen's local currency has continued to sharply decline against other foreign currencies across the country's provinces controlled by the internationally-recognised government.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
UN humanitarian chief makes official visit to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has embarked on a six-day visit to Ethiopia.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
From propelling rockets/satellites to propelling E-LCVs
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) After propelling India's rockets and satellites up above the world's so high, three former employees of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now propelling electric vehicles -- light and heavy commercial vehicles on the Indian roads.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
Govt to introduce 2 Bills in RS as oppn presses for its demands
New July 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday will introduce two Bills in the Rajya Sabha -- amendment to Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961. The opposition, however, will continue reinforcing its demands on the Pegasus snooping issue, inflation and farm laws.
2021-07-30
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Fighting escalates as Taliban attempts to capture Herat
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) Fighting in Afghanistan has further intensified as Taliban militants have started attacking to gain more ground in Herat province and tighten the noose around the provincial capital Herat city.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
No revision in fuel prices for 13th day
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) continued to pause fuel price revision for the 13th consecutive day on Friday, the longest period in weeks, as wait and watch continued amid rising global crude prices.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cases of Covid rising in Kerala worrying: Rahul
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the increasing numbers of Covid in Kerala, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the rising cases in the state are worrying and appealed to people to follow all safety measures.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft in advanced talks to invest in OYO: Report
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Satya Nadella-run Microsoft is in advanced talks to invest in Airbnb-backed Indian budget hotel chain OYO at a valuation of $9 billion, the media reported on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hopes of healthy Q1 results lift equity indices
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Hopes of healthy quarterly results as well as some value buying opportunities lifted India's equity markets during the morning trade session on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jack Whitehall suffered injury while exercising with Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Jack Whitehall dislocated a rib working out with Hollywood star and his "Jungle Cruise" co-star, Dwayne Johnson.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Radhe Shyam' to release on January 14, 2022
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Prabhas starrer period romantic drama "Radhe Shyam" will hit the big screen on January 14, next year.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Iran willing to broker peace between Azerbaijan, Armenia
Tehran, July 30 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry has urged neighbouring Azerbaijan and Armenia to overcome tensions and conflicts, and vowed to offer "any kind of assistance" to broker lasting peace between the two countries.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Gehlot's dinner diplomacy to convey 'all is well' in Raj
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hosted a dinner for the Congress MLAs at his official residence to give a message that 'all is well' in the party soon after the Rajasthan in-charge Ajay Maken completed his interaction round with the party MLAs to evaluate performance of ministers in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Flash floods kills 40 people in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed and several others were reportedly missing after flash floods hit a village in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, an official said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Now remix with Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga on Apple GarageBand app
Cupertino (California), July 30 (IANS) Apple has announced that GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS, the most popular music creation app in the world, will now help creators with all-new sound packs from top artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga and leading music producers.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Mexico,National,Technology
Climate already changing in UK: Met Office
London, July 30 (IANS) The UK's climate is already changing as recent decades have been warmer, wetter and sunnier in the country than in the 20th century, according to an annual climate report published by the Met Office.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
K'taka CM in Delhi to meet Modi, BJP leaders (Ld)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai arrived in the national capital on Friday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party central leadership to discuss cabinet expansion.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon shares fall even after posting over $100bn sales in Q2
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Despite posting a $100 billion-plus quarter third time in a row, e-commerce giant Amazon saw its stock sliding more than 7 per cent as it missed revenue expectations and provided weak expectations for the third quarter (Q3).
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Polluted river stretches increased from 302 to 351: Govt in LS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The number of polluted river stretches across India have increased from 302 to 351 from 2015 to 2018, the Lok Sabha was informed when asked about the status of rivers across India.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
France urges UK to lift 'discriminatory' quarantine for travellers
Paris, July 30 (IANS) The UK's decision to impose restrictions only for French travellers is a "discriminatory" move, Minister of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune said here, calling on Britain to review it "as soon as possible".
2021-07-30
Category: International, France,Politics
Snapchat crashes for millions, company says fixed the bug
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Popular social media app Snapchat experienced a massive outage globally early on Friday as users in the US, Mexico, Europe and Australia reported experiencing with logging in.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
K'taka border districts see steady rise in Covid cases
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Karnataka districts along the Kerala border are witnessing a steady increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, becoming a cause of concern among authorities in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National
India records new 44K Covid cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India recorded 44,230 fresh Covid-19 cases with 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha records 66 new Covid deaths, toll rises to 5,834
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday confirmed 66 new Covid-19 fatalities, which increased the state's overall death toll to 5,834.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,National
UP Minister slams Priyanka on ambulance tweet
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has lashed out at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for making 'irresponsible' remarks over the sacking of ambulance drivers in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
4 held for online cricket betting in UP
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Four persons have been arrested and an online cricket betting racket busted in Kanpur district.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Washington D.C. reinstates indoor mask mandate
Washington, July 30 (IANS) People in Washington, D.C. will again have to wear masks indoors no matter whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or not, the US capital city's Mayor Muriel Bowser announced as cases were surging across the country.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samajwadis to take out cycle yatras in UP
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) After the BJP's proposed 'Ashirwad Yatras', it is now time for the Samajwadi Party's cycle yatras in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Olympics: Lovlina in semis, assures India a medal in boxing at Tokyo
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India a medal in women's welterweight by reaching the semifinals, beating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in a quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
K'taka CM Bommai leaves for Delhi to meet Modi, Shah
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai left for New Delhi on Friday morning from Bengaluru HAL airport.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis says her youngest child is transgender
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has talked about her transgender daughter and said that she "watched in wonder and pride" as her son became her daughter Ruby.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Samsung maintains 2nd spot in tablet market in Q2: Report
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) Samsung Electronics stayed on as the world's second-largest tablet computer vendor in the second quarter of the year, a report showed on Friday, as it strives to catch up with industry leader Apple.
2021-07-30
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
What makes the City of Joy a favourite shooting destination
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) The City of Joy is currently busy hosting back-to-back shooting schedules of films with actors from different parts of the nation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP BJP to felicitate panchayat winners
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh BJP will felicitate those who have won in the recent panchayat elections in the presence of BJP President J.P. Nadda, who is scheduled to visit Lucknow on August 7 and 8.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Vidya Balan on how each character she portrays teaches her something
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who has always wowed the audience with her power-packed performances and strong roles, has opened up about how each character she has portrayed till now has educated and changed something for her.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
BYJM leader booked for murder during anti-CAA protests
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Charges have been framed against former Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) office bearer, Vinay Varshney, for the murder of Mohammad Tariq during a clash that broke out between anti-CAA protesters and the police in Babri Mandi area in February 2020.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tunisian Prez appoints new Interior Minister0
Tunis, July 30 (IANS) Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Ridha Gharsallaoui as the new Interior Minister.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
OTT experiments with politically correct content
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Politics and Bollywood are a phenomenon in India. Its growing influence on the minds of the people is manifold. The portrayal of political inspired dramas in web series has been the recent flavour on the OTT platforms. As the digital space takes a grip over content, makers are now not shy about approaching the topic as going political on screen is getting a welcome with open arms.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US economy grows at annualised 6.5% in Q2
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The US economy grew at a lower-than-anticipated annual rate of 6.5 per cent in the second quarter, marking the return to an above pre-pandemic level of overall economic activity, the Commerce Department reported.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Sable sets national record, misses final in 3000m steeplechase
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) India's Avinash Sable set a new national record in men's 3000m steeplechase heats but could not manage to reach the final as the Tokyo Olympics athletics programme started on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
UP cop suspended for making casteist slur against officer
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Inspector Ravindra Singh, who allegedly threatened Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anil Kumar with casteist slur following an argument over an official matter in Chandauli, has been placed under suspension.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 196.5 mn
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 196.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.19 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.99 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Olympics archery: Deepika Kumari through to quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Deepika Kumari, India's lone contender in women's archery, kept alive her hopes of a medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games by reaching the quarterfinals in women's individual event on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Chile registers 1,383 new Covid-19 cases, 119 deaths in one day
Santiago, July 30 (IANS) Chile registered on Thursday 1,383 new Covid-19 infections and 119 more deaths in one day, for a total of 1,613,288 cases and 35,295 deaths.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Probe ordered into role of cops in murder at UP police station
Badaun (UP), July 30 (IANS) A robe has been ordered into the role of police personnel in the honour killing of a 20-year-old woman, who had eloped and married her boyfriend.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
China's Zhangjiajie to close tourist sites after Covid-19 resurgence
Changsha, July 30 (IANS) Zhangjiajie, a famous tourist city in central China's Hunan Province, planned to close all its tourist sites on Friday morning after the recent resurgence of Covid-19 case in the city.
2021-07-30
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vaccination key to control Covid-19: Zambian govt
Lusaka, July 30 (IANS) The Zambian government said on Thursday that vaccination was a tool that could help attain herd immunity and bring Covid-19 under control.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Zambia,Health/Medicine,Politics
IANS Exclusive: 19 top couturiers at India Couture Week
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The second digital edition of the India Couture Week to be held from August 24-29 will feature some of the biggest names in the fashion fraternity.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fully prepared to continue negotiation with Iran: US
Kuwait City, July 30 (IANS) Washington is fully prepared to continue negotiation with Iran to return to the Iranian nuclear agreement, visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said here on Thursday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Opinion/Commentary
Morocco's Covid-19 caseload tops 600,000
Rabat, July 30 (IANS) Morocco registered 8,995 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide tally to 606,871 as of Thursday evening.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
White House releases strategy on addressing root causes of migration in Central America
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The administration of US President Joe Biden on Thursday released a sweeping strategy to address the root causes of migration from Central American nations to the US, which has been rising to the point where it is posing an increasing challenge to the administration.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
India, US sponsoring forum to boost Indo-Pacific business cooperation
New York, July 30 (IANS) India and the US are sponsoring a virtual meeting of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum (IPBF) to promote government and business cooperation across the region, according to the State Department.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,National,Business/Economy
Karnataka's Covid tally crosses 29 lakh with 2k new cases
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) As a sign of the pandemics second wave being still active, Covid tally in Karnataka crossed the 29-lakh mark, with 2,052 new cases reported from across the state in a day, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt to takeover Bal Bharati School - Rohini with L-G's approval: Sisodia
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Directorate of Education of Delhi Government said that it will take over the management of Bal Bharati School in Rohini over alleged arbitrary fee hike and has received the required approvals from the Lieutenant Governor's office, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Covid patient cured after 60 days in hospital in Vizag
Visakhapatnam, July 30 (IANS) A city-based hospital has saved the life of a 37-year-old man suffering from severe Covid infection after 60 days of hospitalisation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Discussion on Delhi water-logging sees AAP, BJP in war of words
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amid heavy rainfall in the national capital, the Delhi Assembly on Thursday, the first day of monsoon session, took up water-logging problem for discussion, but it soon descended to a blame game between the ruling AAP and the opposition BJP.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
With 200 Tigers, population of big cats in Assam rise to double
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) With 200 Tigers, the population of big cats in Assam has increased to double, Minister for Environment and Forest, Parimal Suklabaidya said on Thursday on the occasion of the Global Tiger Day.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
7 Cong leaders join Trinamool in Tripura; party to announce state unit on Monday
Agartala, July 30 (IANS) With seven prominent leaders from the Congress joinig the Trinamool Congress in Trupura on Thursday, the ruling party of West Bengal said that the state committee of the Tripura unit of Trinamool would be announced on Monday after the party's National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee arrives in the BJP-ruled state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Only 3% labourers got jobs under MNREGS in Bihar in 2014-19: CAG
Patna July 30 (IANS) Bihar's Nitish Kumar government managed to gave only 3 per cent employment to labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme between 2014 to 2019, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in a report.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Reality takes time to sink into 'Magnificent Mary'
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, the six-time world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist, bowed out of Tokyo Olympics gracefully though in disbelief after losing to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia in a closely-contested pre-quarter final bout on Thursday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
645 children orphaned due to Covid pandemic in one year
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government on Thursday stated that a total of 645 children were orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic from April 2021 to May 28, 2021.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Love Hubballi, will do everything for my city: Karnataka CM
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 30 (IANS) Declaring his love for his hometown Huballi in his maiden visit after taking over, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said that will do everything for the city.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Border tension: Assam asks residents not to visit Mizoram
Guwahati, July 30 (IANS) In wake of the bloody border clash on Monday and subsequent developments, the Assam government on Thursday asked its citizens not to visit Mizoram and those staying in the neighbouring state to maintain utmost caution.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
IMA says no to Andhra diktat on oxygen plants in pvt hospitals
Vijayawada, July 30 (IANS) The state government's diktat on installation of captive oxygen plants and adequate stocks of oxygen cylinders at hospitals has run into opposition from the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'One nation one ration card' programme rolled out across Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday rolled out 'one nation, one ration card' programme throughout the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
14 engineering colleges to impart education in 5 Indian languages: PM
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Future progress and growth is dependent on the level of education and direction given to the youth today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as he announced that 14 engineering colleges of eight states are going to impart education in five Indian languages -- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bangla.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Pan India rainfall deficit for season now at minus 2 per cent
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The weekly cumulative percentage rainfall departure for the country, as a whole, is 15 per cent from its Long Period Average (LPA) during the week while the seasonal cumulative percentage rainfall departure from LPA since June 1 till July 28 is minus 2 per cent, the India Meteorological Department said on Thursday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Toyota to raise price of Innova Crysta
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Automobile major Toyota Kirloskar Motor will raise the price of its flagship model, Innova Crysta.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
National Gallery of Australia to return 14 'looted' artworks to India
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The National Gallery of Australia has decided to return 14 artworks from its Asian art collection to the Indian government.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
CBI searches in Srinagar, Delhi on illegal export of Shahtoosh shawls
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday said that it has carried out searches at Delhi and Srinagar on premises of two companies and their proprietors in connection with cases it registered on allegations of export of shawls with 'Shahtoosh' hair.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
IAF chief Bhadauria tells commanders to be vigilant
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Thursday called upon his force's commanders to be vigilant and ready to undertake all operational tasks assigned to them.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
3rd T20I: Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets, win series (Ld)
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka crushed a depleted India by seven wickets to win the third and final T20 International and clinch the three-game series 2-1 here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Yediyurappa to visit his supporter's bereaved family
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Karnataka's former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa will on Friday visit the house of his supporter who committed suicide after he stepped down.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
UTL to invest Rs 2,150 cr in Andhra to produce mobiles and more
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) United Telelinks Neolyncs Ltd (UTL), maker of Karbon brand of mobile phones and a manufacturer of other electronic products, on Thursday announced that it will invest Rs 2,150 crore in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Airbus Helicopters conduct electric chopper's demonstrator flight
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Airbus Helicopters has conducted its full-scale demonstrator flight of its electric helicopter.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
RAB raids former Awami League woman member's residence
Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday raided the residence of Helena Jahangir, a recently expelled member of the ruling Awami League, in the capital city, officials said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Internet, apps biggest challenge in tiger conservation efforts'
Mysuru, July 29 (IANS) Conservation efforts are on across the world to save tigers, but these big cats are facing unprecedented threats from exponential spurt in Internet users and encrypted messaging services available on mobile phones, TRAFFIC - the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network's India head, Saket Badola said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
I-T Dept searches premises of leading Jharkhand company
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has carried out a search operation on a prominent Jharkhand group dealing in building construction and real estate.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Speaker seeks action against officers for direspecting national song in Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday asked the Chief Secretary to take action against officers for disrespecting the national song 'Vande Mataram' by not standing in its honour during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11th edition of EV Expo to be held in Delhi Aug 6-8
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) More than 100 Indian and international exhibitors are expected to showcase their technologically advanced products during the 11th EV EXPO 2021.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TVS Motor's Q1FY22 net profit at Rs 53 cr
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Two-and-three wheeler manufacturer TVS Motor on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 53 crore during the first quarter of 2021-22.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bengaluru zoo creates awareness of big cats on World Tiger Day
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) With 'Tigers and their Habitat' as the theme to mark the World Tiger Day, Bengaluru's Bannerghatta Biological Park showcased 19 of its big cats on Thursday to create awareness about them among people.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tokyo Insights: A teary end to the glittering career of Mary Kom
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, ending a glittering career on a teary note.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
3rd T20I: Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets, win series
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka crushed India by seven wickets to win the third and final T20 International and clinch the three-game series 2-1 here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took 4/9 in his four overs to help host restrict India to 81/8 in 20 overs. The home side coasted to the total with 33 balls to spare. India had won the ODI series 2-1.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Tiger numbers in Andhra rise from 47 to 63
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) Tiger population in Andhra Pradesh rose from 47 to 63 in a year's time, forest officials said on a programme to commemorate the World Tiger Day on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
391 complaints of sexual harassment in Central govt received
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A total of 391 complaints of sexual harassment of women at the work place in various Central Ministries have been received, including 150 since January 1, 2020, the Parliament was informed on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Opposition floor leaders to meet on Friday to chalk strategy
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Floor leaders of like-minded opposition parties will be meeting on Friday morning to devise their strategy in both houses of the Parliament to corner the government.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympics: Aussie canoeing-kayaking medalist repaired boat with condoms
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Condoms distributed at the Olympic Games Village came in handy for Jessica Fox, Olympic medalist in canoeing and kayaking, as the Australian used the rubber to fix her boat.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Kavita Krishnamurthy shares story behind lyrics of 'Hawa Hawai'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Renowned singer Kavita Krishnamurthy has given a plethora of chartbuster tracks over the years.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra Pradesh records 2K more Covid cases, 20 deaths
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday recorded 2,107 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally beyond 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload rose to 21,279.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Construction waste being dumped in Aravalis illegally
Gurugram, July 29 (IANS) Even though the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has spent crores of rupees for the disposal of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in the district, the debris is not being disposed of properly, allegedly due to the negligence of MCG officials.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Vyapam scam: CBI files supplementary charge sheet against 73
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against 73 people in connection with its probe into the Vyapam scam case related to MPPMT-2012 examinations.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
India permanently rectified 2,923 black spots on highways: Gadkari
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India's has identified 5,803 black spots on National Highways based on accident and fatality data of 2015-2018 in 30 states and Union Territories, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Two arrested in Goa for raping woman from northeast
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested from Quepem in South Goa for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman from the northeast for three days after confining her in a flat, police said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Intensity of severe cyclonic storms increasing: Study
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Reporting an increased amount of water vapor content in the troposphere, a new study by Indian scientists has reiterated that the intensity of severe cyclonic storms in the North Indian Ocean region has shown an increasing trend in the past four decades.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
JICA, IIT Hyderabad sign pact for technical cooperation project
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a Record of Discussions with the Indian government for a technical cooperation project at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH).
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Education,Technology
Olympics roundup: Sindhu, Atanu Das shine on bitter-sweet day for India
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) PV Sindhu, badminton silver medallist at the 2016 Olympics, on Thursday kept on course for gold as she stormed into the quarterfinals, as did archer Atanu Das who reached the Round of 16, while the men's hockey team shocked champions Argentina and clinched a spot in the quarters on a day of scintillating performances for India.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Global cues, value buying lift equities, metal stocks' shine (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) India's key Indian equity indices made healthy gains on Thursday, following positive global cues.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First priority will be completing Mahadayi project speedily: Bommai
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) Outlining his plans about the state's north region, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said that his priority is getting the Mahadayi river project completed at the earliest.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Delhi Zoo lost 456 animals in 3 yrs, including tigers: RTI
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Delhi Zoo lost 456 animals, including tigers, lion and black bucks, among others, in the last three years, according to an RTI reply.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
3rd T20I: India restricted to 81/8 by Sri Lanka
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) An under-strength India, devoid of batting depth, were restricted to 81/8 in their 20 overs in the third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Steady increase in number of tigers in Telangana
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Recent trends show a steady increase in number of tigers in Telangana, the state Forest Department said on the International Tiger Day on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
CBI searches at 4 locations in Chennai in bank fraud case
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it has carried out searches at four premises of Halmark Infrastructure Pvt Ltd in Chennai in connection with a Rs 12.5 crore bank fraud case.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Himachal to airlift 175 tourists stranded in Lahaul-Spiti
Shimla, July 29 (IANS) A total of 175 tourists, including 16 children and 60 women, stranded in Udaipur in Himachal Pradesh's remote Lahaul-Spiti district for the past two days as roads have been closed for traffic after the landslides, will be be airlifted on priority, an official said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Kerala sees over 20,000 Covid cases for third day running
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Covid pandemic is running rampant in Kerala, with over 20,000 cases seen on Thursday for the third successive day, an official statement said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Woman Power: Look out for Deepika, Sindhu and Lovlina on July 30
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Friday, July 30.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
14 Indian tiger reserves get global accreditation (Lead, correcting para 8)
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Fourteen of India's 51 tiger reserves have received prestigious global accreditation from Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS), it was announced at the Global Tiger Day event held by the Environment Ministry here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prateek Kuhad's 'Shehron Ke Raaz' music video released
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhads music has a refreshing and calming effect on its listeners.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Bombay HC to resume partial physical, virtual hearings from Monday
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) In a significant move for lawyers and litigants, the Bombay High Court will re-start a hybrid system of physical and virtual hearings from August 2 in view of the improved Covid-19 situation in the state, officials said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Woman raped after boarding 'cab' in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 29 (IANS) A fashion brand employee was allegedly raped by a cab driver on her way back home after she boarded it thinking it was a share cab, the police said here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Taliban will not be accepted by international community if atrocities persist: UN envoy
New Delhi/Kabul, July 29 (IANS) If there is no movement at the negotiating table, and instead, human rights abuses and worse still atrocities occur in districts they control, the Taliban will not be seen as a viable partner for the international community, UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Mahesh Babu's first look from 'Sarkaru Vaari Paata' to release on July 31
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu recently resumed shooting for his upcoming film "Sarkaru Vaari Paata" (Government's Bid). Now, the makers have announced that the actor's first look from the film will be unveiled on July 31.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
CSIR DG hails efforts of labs in fight against Covid-19
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research's Director General Dr Shekhar Mande on Thursday lauded the efforts and contributions made by CSIR institutes in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Andhra disburses Rs 694 cr to 11L students under Vidya Deevena scheme
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday released the second tranche of Jagananna Vidya Deevena by directly crediting Rs 694 crore into the bank accounts of the eligible mothers of nearly 11 lakh students pursuing higher education in the state.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Israel inspects NSO Group offices after Pegasus revelations
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Israeli authorities have inspected the offices of surveillance outfit NSO Group in response to the Pegasus project investigation into abuses of the companys spyware by several government clients, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-29
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lady Gaga's doppelganger at Tokyo 2020 has twitterati going gaga (Ld)
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Jordanian taekwondoka Julyana Al-Sadeq may not have been able to get past the pre-quarter finals, but she is the one from her sport making waves instead of the gold medallists, notably the Croat Matea Jelic and the Russian Maksim Khramtcov, or even her compatriot Saleh ElSharabaty, who got a silver.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Punjab to bring law to benefit 31% SC population
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In a move that will earmark a part of the state's annual budget for welfare of the Scheduled Castes in proportion to their population in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave the go-ahead for putting a new Bill for this before the Cabinet, paving the way for its enactment in the next Assembly session.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
J&K seen 181 new Covid cases, 175 recoveries, 1 death
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) New Covid cases again outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Thursday as 181 new cases, 175 recoveries, and one death was reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka govt urged to reopen primary schools too
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Registered Unaided Private Schools Management Association, Karnataka, (RUPSA) on Thursday urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to give consent for the reopening of primary schools from the first week of August.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
US Special Operations Command leadership visits India
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to India, the Commander of US Special Operations Command, General Richard D. Clarke, met Indian defence and military officials here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
Lady Gaga at the Olympics? Jordanian athlete makes waves
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Jordanian taekwondoin Julyana Al-Sadeq may not have been able to get past the pre-quarter finals but she is the one from her sport making waves instead of gold medal winners like Croat Matea Jelic and Russian Maksim Khramtcov or even her compatriot Saleh ElSharabaty, who got a silver medal in the sport.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Chouhan meets Mandaviya, discusses Covid situation, vaccination
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday to discuss the Covid-19 situation and vaccination programmme in the state.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hockey rankings: Indian men rise to 3rd spot, women slip to 12th
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The Netherlands' 2-2 draw with Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics has caused upheaval in the FIH Rankings with India moving up to the third spot ahead of the Dutch.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Leopards up from 7,910 to 12,852 in India's tiger range landscapes
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) An estimated 12,852 leopards were counted in the tiger range landscape in 2018, a significant increase from 2014 when the figure stood at 7,910 in forested habitats of 18 tiger-bearing states of the country.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Centre offers 27% OBC quota, 10% for EWS in medical admission
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided on Thursday to provide 27 per cent reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and 10 per cent reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the All India Quota (AIQ) scheme for medical courses.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
India constructed 703 km of highways using plastic waste
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) So far 703 km of National Highways have been constructed with use of waste plastic in "wearing coat of flexible pavement", the Parliament was told on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tata Teleservices, Zoom partner for unified communication solutions
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Tata Teleservices on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with Zoom Video Communications to offer an intuitive, scalable and secure communication solutions to enterprises and individuals alike.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Huawei unveils P50, P50 Pro smartphones in China
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Tech giant Huawei on Thursday unveiled two new smartphones --AP50 and P50 Pro -- under the Huawei P50 series in China.
2021-07-29
Category: International, China,Technology
Google Maps gains Home Screen widgets on iPhone
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Google has updated its Google Maps app for the iPhone to add support for widgets that can be added both to the Today View and the Home Screen.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
CBI arrests 2 officials of ESIC in graft case
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Thursday that it has arrested two officials of the Employees State Insurance Company (ESIC) in connection with a bribery case.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha Police arrests absconding chit fund firm director from UP
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Odisha Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Thursday said it had arrested chit fund company director Dilip Kumar Jain from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly in a multi-crore fraud case, officials said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kuruba seers in K'taka lobby for Dy CM's post for Eshwarappa
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Nearly a dozen seers from the Kuruba (shepherd) community on Thursday appealed to the BJP high command to appoint veteran saffron party leader in the state, K.S. Eshwarappa, as the Deputy Chief Minister in the newly sworn-in Karnataka cabinet led by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
3rd T20I: India elect to bat, bring in Warrier for Saini
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat in the third T20 International against Sri Lanka here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday. The match is the series-decider since both teams have won one match each.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: China shatters world record to win women's 4x200m freestyle relay
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) China broke the world record to win women's 4x200m freestyle relay at Tokyo Olympics here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Late Ali Sadpara's body found on K2 by son Sajid Ali Sadpara
Skardu, July 29 (IANS) Sajid Ali Sadpara, son of the renowned mountaineer late Ali Sadpara, who went missing with two others during their winter summit to the mighty K2 on February 5 this year before being declared dead, announced that he has retrieved the body of his father, as he completed his summit to K2 again without oxygen.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IFC makes equity investment in Federal Bank to promote green recovery
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Global funding agency International Finance Corporation (IFC), along with its associated entities, has made equity investment in Federal Bank to promote green recovery.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Parliament passes Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Parliament on Thursday passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, following its passage in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier this week.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Union Bank registers 255% growth in profit
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Public sector lender Union Bank of India has reported a 254.93 per cent year-on-year growth in standalone net profit for the first quarter of financial year 2021-22, mirroring the trend set by several other PSBs also reporting higher profitability in the current year.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Influx of JeM, LeT, Daesh giving Afghan war new regional dimensions: Af Prez
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A massive influx of transnational terrorist networks, particularly Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let), along with influx of Daesh is giving the Afghan war new regional and international dimensions, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Ex-India pacer Vinay Kumar joins Mumbai Indians as talent scout
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Former India pacer Vinay Kumar was appointed as talent scout for IPL franchise Mumbai Indians on Thursday. Vinay is the latest addition to the talent scout division of the defending champions, which also includes Parthiv Patel in its ranks.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Muslims can't be treated as special class, says plea in SC against Sachar panel
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court challenging the implementation of the Sachar committee report which recommends welfare schemes for the Muslim community.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Intriguing' layer where sun's internal rotation change explained
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Having long probed the matter, Indian astronomers have found a theoretical explanation for an intriguing layer where the rotation profile of the sun changes sharply, an official statement said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
'Favourable global outlook to accelerate India's export growth'
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Favourable global trade outlook is expected to accelerate India's export growth, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ex-minister's car hits vehicle in K'taka CM's convoy in Hubballi
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) The vehicle of former minister Shivaram Hebbar hit a vehicle in the convoy of Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Hubballi on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hina Khan shares her excitement about movie 'Lines'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Hina Khan's recent song video 'Baarish' crossed 250 million hits and now her film 'Lines' first song 'Jehlam de dariya' composed by Sufi singer and poet Rohil Bhatia and sung by Yash Chaudhary is out on Zee Music.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Danish Siddiqui was brutally murdered by Taliban: Report
New Delhi/Washington, July 29 (IANS) Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was not simply killed in a crossfire, nor was he a collateral damage; rather, he was brutally murdered by the Taliban, Michael Rubin wrote in the Washington Examiner.
2021-07-29
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Sachin Pilgaonkar shares worries on being stereotyped as 'Marathi actor, director'
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Veteran Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar apparently has done more Hindi films then Marathi films, however the actor is often defined as a Marathi actor and director.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Bollywood
TN ex-Minister Pandiarajan takes sabbatical, to focus on HR business
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu minister K. Pandiarajan on Thursday said he has taken a five year sabbatical from active politics and is now back as the Chairman of human resources firm Ma Foi group.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Google Cloud, SAP partner to help customers boost Cloud journey
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Google Cloud and enterprise application software provider SAP SE on Thursday announced a joint initiative to help customers on their journey to the Cloud and accelerate their business transformation.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Aani Kay Hava 3' unfolds different dimensions of modern couple
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Priya Bapat and Umesh Kamat reprise their roles of Jui and Saket in the third season of Marathi web show 'Aani Kay Hava' (What more do we want). Directed by Varun Narvekar, it is a story of a couple who are trying to keep their relationship fresh after years of marriage.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Eat strawberries, oranges daily to cut risk of cognitive decline
New York, July 29 (IANS) People who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20 per cent lower risk of cognitive decline, according to a study.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Maha Samudram' makers release intriguing motion poster
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Siddharth, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sharwanand starrer bilingual film 'Maha Samudram's' motion poster was released by its makers on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Hair loss is new post Covid complication: Doctors
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) There has been a massive influx of patients with post Covid hair loss, said doctors here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Revert to old PMFBY premium sharing formula, Stalin to Modi
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the cap on the Centre's share of premium subsidy under the "Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana" (PMFBY) and revert to the old formula.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
8.72L posts vacant in Central govt departments: Minister
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Centre informed the Rajya Sabah on Thursday that around 8.72 lakh posts in different Central government departments lay vacant as on March 1, 2020.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CM must apologise: Ex DyCM on Sawant's victim slamming
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) Opposition MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, on Thursday, demanded an apology from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for blaming the parents of two minor girls, who were raped on a Goa beach on July 24.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mamata meets Gadkari, discusses various infrastructure projects
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday met Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and discussed several road and infrastructure projects related to her state.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tennis: Belinda-Marketa set up Swiss-Czech final in women's singles
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Belinda Bencic of Switzerland will meet Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic for the gold medal in women's singles tennis at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Siddaramaiah defends contentious remark on Gandhi's son; draws flak from BJP
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) In a bid to discredit newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Siddaramaiah, on Thursday defended his controversial remark that 'Mahatma Gandhi's son turned into a drunkard'.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Olympics: Indian rowers finish 11th overall in Tokyo
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Indian rowers, Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh, ended 11th over in the men's lightweight double sculls competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Kaspersky, Airtel join hands to ensure security for Internet users
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky on Thursday partnered with Bharti Airtel to ensure instant security for internet users in India.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
An Indian firm facing 1,738 cyber attacks a week on average
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) An organisation in India faced cyber attack 1,738 times on average per week in the last six months compared to 757 attacks per organisation globally, a report showed on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Lalu heaps praises on Tejashwi for his leadership skills
Patna, July 29 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad has claimed that his son Tejashwi Yadav is more successful than he was at that age in early 30s.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Indian doctor on international panel to set transplant guidelines
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) KIMS Heart & Lung Transplant Institute head, Dr Sandeep Attawar, has became the first-ever Indian heart and lung transplant physician or surgeon to be a part of a committee on the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation which sets transplant guidelines for medical fraternity around the world.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Man beaten to death in Bihar's Muzaffarpur over love affair
Patna, July 29 (IANS) A 22-year-old man was beaten to death in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday morning allegedly for having a love affair.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sudden shift to 'active' life increased stress fractures: Experts
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) While the pandemic has made people conscious about remaining active for health, fitness and immunity, there has been a significant rise in the number of people, particularly the middle-aged, experiencing 'stress fracture', doctors said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Restrictions to continue in Bengal till I-Day
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government has decided to extend the partial lockdown conditions till August 15. Although there has been some relaxations, however, local trains have not been allowed under the present condition.
2021-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Can't prosecute good Samaritan for providing oxygen amid 2nd wave: Delhi HC
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday pulled up Delhi's Drug Controller for initiating prosecution against AAP MLA Praveen Kumar for procuring medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
IndiGo to commence Jabalpur flight service from August
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) In its bid to strengthen regional connectivity, private carrier IndiGo will commence flight services to and from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, from August 20.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
For 80% of e-vehicle owners charging is no hassle: Survey
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A survey found that 80 per cent of end users of electric vehicles do not find charging a hassle and are willing to recommend it to others with high satisfaction value.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'India's power demand could grow over 5% this fiscal'
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Power demand expected to grow over 5 per cent this fiscal, Crisil Ratings said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New K'taka CM visits hometown; goes to RSS office, meets Lingayat seer
Hubballi (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) A day after taking charge as the 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday made a short visit to his hometown in Hubballi, enroute his trip to the flood-hit Uttara Kannada district.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Intel, Ministry of Education launch 'AI For All' in India
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Chip maker Intel on Thursday joined hands with Central Board of School Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education to announce the launch of an initiative -- 'AI For All' -- that aims to create a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for everyone in India.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Education
SIT to probe death of Judge in hit and run incident in Dhanbad
Ranchi, July 29 (IANS) A Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been set up under Additional Director General of Police (ADG) to probe the death of a Judge who was hit by an auto-rickshaw while he was on his morning walk, in Dhanbad.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Scientists detect light from behind black hole
New York, July 29 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time directly observed light from behind a black hole -- a scenario that was predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity but never confirmed, until now.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
TN govt withdraws 90 defamation cases against media
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday ordered withdrawal of 90 defamation cases filed against various media by the erstwhile AIADMK government during its tenure.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Media,Politics
China's smartphone market declines 10% in Q2, Honor in top 5
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's smartphone market saw a steep decline of 10 per cent in the second quarter owing to weaker-than-expected demand and a lack of flagship products that could trigger consumer interest, an IDC report said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, China,Technology
Vythiri in Wayanad becomes Kerala's first vaccinated tourism destination
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The picturesque tourism destination of Vythiri, in Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, on Thursday became the first holiday hub in Kerala to vaccinate its the entire population, including tourism sector stakeholders.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
PM's help sought to save school for blind in Varanasi
Varanasi, July 29 (IANS) Students of a school for the visually impaired in Varanasi, have been left out in the cold following the closure of the Sri Hanuman Prasad Poddar Andh Vidyalaya.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Former Union Minister Ananth Kumar's daughter bats for JD-S
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Late veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister H.N. Ananth Kumar's daughter Vijeta Ananthkumar created a buzz on Thursday by putting out a tweet supporting the opposition Janata Dal-Secular.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Premier Energies to invest another Rs 1,200 crore in Hyderabad plant
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Premier Energies, one of India's leading Solar PV Cells and Module manufacturing company, on Thursday opened its new facility built at a cost of Rs.483 crore here and announced plans to invest another Rs 1,200 crore in next two years.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Olympics: Djokovic defeats Nishikori to enter semi-finals
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic cruised into the semi-finals of men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics here at Ariake Tennis Park on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Yogi govt to restore Draupadi Ghat in Hastinapur
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is all set to restore the glory of Hastinapur with the renovation of the Draupadi Ghat.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Mary Kom goes down fighting in pre-quarter finals
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Boxer MC Mary Kom's campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end as the veteran crashed out in the pre-quarter finals by the narrowest of margins against Colombias Ingrit Lorena Valencia Victoria. It was a split verdict 3:2 in favour of the Colombian.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Randhir Kapoor reveals story behind selection of song 'Ek Radha Ek Meera'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actor Randhir Kapoor shared some interesting trivia involving his father, the late legendary actor and director Raj Kapoor, when he and Randhir witnessed famous lyricist Ravindra Jain singing the song 'Ek Radha Ek Meera' during a wedding in Delhi.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Services, Haryana boxers dominate in Junior Boys National Championships
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Defending champions Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) extended their impressive run at the 3rd Junior Boys National Boxing Championships as seven of their boxers advanced into the quarterfinals stage on the third day of the event at Delhi Public School (DPS) in Sonipat.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
AstraZeneca does not raise high blood clot risk post 2nd dose: Study
London, July 29 (IANS) The incidence of rare blood clot is higher following a Covid-19 infection than two doses of AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, according to a new study.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Gujarat ATS nabs wanted drugs peddler from Delhi Airport
Gandhinagar, July 29 (IANS) The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Thursday said that it has arrested a wanted criminal in drugs peddling, from the New Delhi International Airport. The accused was involved in four different cases of international drug peddling of more than 500 kg heroin and is also believed to be involved in terror activities.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Assam Police to probe role of Mizoram MP in border violence
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 29 (IANS) An Assam Police team, including CID officers, is going to Delhi to probe Mizoram's Rajya Sabha member K. Vanlalvena's alleged role in the Monday's violence along the inter-state border, which left six Assam cops dead, officials said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Olympics: German cycling director sent home after racist remarks
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) The sports director of the German Cycling Union, Patrick Moster, has been sent home from the Tokyo Olympics, the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) said on Thursday. Moster was caught making racist comments during the mens road time trial race in Fuji on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Venu Thottempudi joins cast of Ravi Teja's 'Ramarao On Duty'
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Seasoned actor Venu Thottempudi, who took a long break from films, has come on board to play an important role in Telugu film 'Ramarao On Duty'.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Nora Fatehi channels her inner tigress
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi looks every inch gorgeous yet fierce in her latest photo shared on social media.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Gangavaram port discharges record bauxite quantity in 24 hrs
Gangavaram (Andhra Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) Gangavaram Port Limited (GPL), India's deepest all weather multi-purpose port on Thursday has claimed that it has achieved the milestone of setting a national record by discharging 1.25 lakh tonnes of bauxite within 24 hours using the mechanical unloading system.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
In-form golfer Diksha over the moon after late Oly call-up
Dubai, July 29 (IANS) In-form golfer Diksha Dagar has made it to the full-strength India contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics by securing a place in the main field after Paula Reto of South Africa and Sarah Schober of Austria pulled out of the event.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
14 Indian tiger reserves get global accreditation
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Fourteen of India's 51 tiger reserves have received prestigious global accreditation from Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS), it was announced at the Global Tiger Day event held by the Environment Ministry here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Choreographing Madhuri Dixit 'surreal' experience for Paul Marshal
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Working with Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit on the sets of the dance reality show 'Dance Deewane 3' has been a surreal experience for choreographer Paul Marshal.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Longer boundaries in SL a challenge for Indian batsmen: Bowling coach
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Longer boundaries of the R Premadasa Stadium here has made scoring fours and sixes a bit challenging for the Indians.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Qualcomm's next-gen 'Snapdragon 898' likely to come in December
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Chipmaker Qualcomm is likely to announce a new chipset -- Snapdragon 898 -- for smartphones in December.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NSE's new investor registrations crosses 50 lakh mark
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) National Stock of India (NSE) on Thursday said the number of new investor registrations crossed 50 lakh in less than four months of financial year 2021-22.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tejashwi to meet CM to press for caste census in Bihar
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of opposition in Bihar assembly, will soon meet chief minister Nitish Kumar to discuss caste-based census in Bihar.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Olympics sailing: Ganapathy and Thakkar shine while Vishnu and Nethra struggle
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) The Indian sailing duo of KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar finished seventh in the sixth qualifying race of the mens 49er class at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. The seventh finish is also their best yet in the competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Hit by pandemic, award winning Kerala theme park owner seeks help
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) Engineer turned passionate lover of nature and creator of an unique agricultural theme park in Kottayam is in dire straits on account of the raging pandemic and he is knocking on all doors for help to ensure that his creation is not taken away by the bank.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Soon transfer chat history from iOS to Android on WhatsApp: Report (Ld)
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for its users to transfer their chat histories from iOS to Android operating system.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Car plunges into well, four feared dead
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Four people were missing and feared dead as a car plunged into an agricultural well in Telangana's Karimnagar district on Thursday, police said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WhatsApp to 'soon' allow trasnfer chat histroy from iOS to Android
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp is developing a way for its users to transfer their chat histories from iOS to Android, the media reported.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Olympics: Golfer Lahiri enjoys strong start with opening 67
Tokyo , July 29 (IANS) It was a mixed day for India in the Tokyo Olympics men's golf competition. While Anirban Lahiri overcame a shaky start to post a solid first round score of 4-under 67 for a share of eighth position, countryman Udayan Mane struggled to a 76 to end the day in 60th position.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Golf
Goa's new airport to be commissioned by August 2022
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) The first phase of Goa's upcoming Mopa international airport will be commissioned by August 2022, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Legislative Assembly during the ongoing Monsoon Session.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Olympics: South Africa stun Germany 4-3 in men's hockey
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) South Africa produced the biggest shock of the Tokyo Olympics men's hockey tournament so far when they stunned former champions Germany 4-3 in a Pool B match on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Global cues, value buying lift equities; metal stocks' shine (Ld)
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) India's key Indian equity indices made healthy gains during late-noon trade session on Thursday following positive global cues.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC reserves verdict on Amazon's pleas challenging Future-Reliancedeal
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved the judgment on the pleas of e-commerce giant Amazon challenging the Rs 24,713 crore deal for merger of Future Retail Ltd (FRL) with Reliance Retail.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lok Sabha passes AERA Amendment Bill, 2021
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the AERA (Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India), Amendment Bill 2021. The bill was tabled by the new Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jagan misusing SC, ST Atrocities Act, alleges TDP
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former minister Nakka Anand Babu on Thursday advised Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government to refrain from alleged rampant misuse of the SC, ST Atrocities Act for political vendetta.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Israel to vaccinate elderly with 3rd Pfizer dose
Tel Aviv, July 29 (IANS) Israel is expected to start vaccinating the country's elderly citizens against Covid-19 with a third dose of the Pfizer jab, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Efforts on to help students to travel abroad: Govt
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs V. Muraleedharan on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that the government was making efforts to ease travel restrictions for Indian students studying in foreign universities to make their travel to respective countries possible.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
1 person killed, 10 trapped in Turkey forest fire
Ankara, July 29 (IANS) At least one person was killed, and 10 others were trapped in a forest fire that erupted in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya, officials announced on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
My relationship with food has evolved over time: Bhumi Pednekar
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) From gaining 12 kgs for her debut film 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' to losing all the extra pounds for her next film 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' and changing her shape with her each film, actress Bhumi Pednekar is on a long journey with food and healthy diet.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
NHSRCL invites bids for construction of Sabarmati Depot
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Thursday said that it has invited bids for the construction of Sabarmati Rolling stock depot for 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly known as Bullet Train project.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
3 prefectures near Tokyo to request for emergency declaration
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Three prefectures near Tokyo will jointly request the Japanese government to declare a Covid-19 state of emergency following a recent increase in new Covid-19 cases, local media reported on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Politics
NCP slams BJP for 'misleading' on Maha floods relief
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre for 'misleading' the people that an aid of Rs 701 crore has been sanctioned for Maharashtra farmers as flood relief.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
K'taka Lingayat seer praises BJP for ending political instability
Chitradurga (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) Powerful Lingayat seer Dr. Shivamurthy Murugha Sharana Swamiji of the Murugha Mutt here has stated that with the appointment of Basavaraj Bommai as the Chief Minister, the BJP high command has put an end to instability in the state politics.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NZ records largest flood flow in almost 100 yrs
Wellington, July 29 (IANS) Flood flows on South Island's Buller River this month were the largest in New Zealand in almost 100 years, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) announced on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cabinet expansion juggernaut awaits K'taka CM Bommai
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) The BJP high command and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai have a tough job on their hands as the hints of giving prominence to new faces and dropping senior leaders from the cabinet are doing the rounds in the state.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Pak records over 4,000 new Covid cases for 2nd day
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) For a second consecutive day, Pakistan recorded more than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases, which increased the overall infection tally to 1,020,324, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
PUBG developer Krafton to raise $3.7 bn via IPO next month
Seoul/New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Krafton, the video game developer behind global hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), will raise 4.3 trillion won ($3.7 billion) in its initial public offering (IPO), the company said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Soldier injured in landmine blast near LoC in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, July 29 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Thursday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Sara Ali Khan looks ravishing in new photoshoot
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan sprinkled monochrome magic with her latest photograph dressed in a gorgeous black bikini top paired with a sarong.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
LG bets on home appliance, TV sales after strong Q2 results
Seoul, July 29 (IANS) LG Electronics on Thursday said it expected a solid third-quarter performance with growth in its auto parts business after delivering strong second-quarter results on the back of its home appliance unit amid the pandemic.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
AMR can usher a pandemic worse than Covid-19: Experts
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The indiscriminate usage of antibiotics to treat Covid-19 patients is likely to make antimicrobial resistance (AMR) the next big public health crisis in India and globally, said experts here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
A pond where turtles thrive on devotion
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) In a nondescript corner of Kanpur, a pond near a Shiva temple has become home to a thriving turtle population.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Afghan forces kill 23 militants in Faryab
Kabul, July 29 (IANS) A total of 23 militants were killed and three others injured as Afghan government forces stormed Taliban hideouts in Pashtunkot and Almar districts of Faryab province, an army spokesman said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
RS adjourned after passing bill to amend Factoring Regulation Act
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) After repeated adjournments amid sloganeering by opposition MPs, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Thursday, but before that it passed the Bill to amend the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Act, 2011.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Swiss time in an avant garde Indian design
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) In a design collaboration with New Delhi artist duo Thukral and Tagra, Rado announces its newest addition to the True Square Collection, the True Square "Over the Abyss". The timepiece presses on our temporality as individuals and highlights the importance of our connection with others.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Millet-based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes: Study
Hyderabad, 29 July (IANS) A new study has shown that eating millets reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and helps manage blood glucose levels in people with diabetes.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
'Toofaan' leads the race as Amazon Prime's most watched Hindi film in 2021 (Ld)
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) In rare instance, OTT platform giant Amazon Prime Video has released data, revealing its highest streaming projects within their launch-weeks so far in this year. Actor Farhan Akhtar's "Toofaan" is on top position as the most watched video within the first week of its release globally.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Sony sells more than 10 mn units of PS5
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that its newest generation game console, PlayStation5 (PS5), has sold through more than 10 million units globally since its launch.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lucknow zoo launches 'sponsor a meal' for big cats
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) The Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden in Lucknow, popularly known as Lucknow zoo, is launching a new scheme in its centenary year, under which visitors and animal lovers can sponsor a one-time meal of a lion, tiger or leopard.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Flooding affects thousands in Myanmar
Yangon, July 29 (IANS) Flooding has affected thousands in the lower part of Myanmar following heavy torrential rain since the third week of July, according to state-run media reports on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Myanmar,Environment/Wildlife
Focus on Shaw, Yadav's departure to England
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav's departure from Sri Lanka to join the Indian Test squad in England may be delayed after they were sent into isolation for being in close contact with Krunal Pandya, who has tested positive for Covid-19 in the island nation.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kin of 2 Bikru massacre victims join UP Police force
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) The kin of two Bikru massacre victims who were killed in an ambush by slain gangster Vikas Dubey last year in July, have been given jobs by the government.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt driver arrested in rape case has been suspended: CM
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) The Goa government has suspended a 33-year-old driver employed with the state Agriculture Ministry, days after he was accused of involvement in a rape of two teenaged women at South Goa's Colva beach earlier this week, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the Goa legislative assembly on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Unfortunate to blame Pak for Afghanistan's situation: Imran
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Afghanistan's repeated accusations against his country for being responsible for its worsening situation was unfortunate, adding that Islamabad has always desired for peace and an inclusive government setup for its neighbour as it goes in favour of the two nations.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IFSCA proposes capital market intermediary regulations for IFSC
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) proposes to enact a regulatory framework for the intermediaries in the capital markets operating in IFSC, focusing on ease of doing business and consistent with the fundamental principles laid down by International Organization of Securities Commissions.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Won't accept takeover by use of force in Afghanistan: Jaishankar
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Replying to questions of the members in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday said that there must be a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan and there cannot be a takeover of the war-torn country by use of force.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Royal Bengal Tiger roars to glory (International Tiger Day)
New Delhi, July 29: Roars of Indian Tigers grow louder as number of Indian tigers keeps increasing
2021-07-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Drug addiction surges in Kashmir as Pak facilitates supply from Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 29: Drug abuse is on the rise in Kashmir, with supplies routed through the infamous AfPak region-the combination of Afghanistan and Pakistan, known as the ground-zero for drugs, violence and terrorism. The Jammu and Kashmir Police in collaboration with the Department of Health and Medical Education have set up drug de-addiction centres and treated thousands of patients at all the district headquarters in the Kashmir valley but it has not been able to stop smuggling of psychotropic substances from Afghanistan via Pakistan.
2021-07-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure bill
Washington, July 29 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to proceed with a bipartisan infrastructure deal, clearing the first hurdle towards adopting a long-awaited and hotly debated spending package.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Politics
2,550-year-old inscription reveals Mesopotamia's ancient footprint on Arabian Peninsula
New Delhi, July 29: An important inscription has been recovered in Saudi Arabia recently which assumes historical significance as it could shed light on the ancient ties and historical bonds between the Arabian Peninsula and its ancient neighbours, namely Mesopotamia.
2021-07-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Features
Suicide, incarceration rates rising among Indigenous Australians
Canberra, July 29 (IANS) A new reported published on Thursday revealed that Indigenous Australians were significantly more likely to be imprisoned, die by suicide or have their children removed, than non-Indigenous people.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Delhi Assembly passes resolution against Asthana's appointment
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Delhi Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution against the Centre's decision to appoint Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
20-yr-old suspect arrested over California theatre shooting
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) A 20-year-old suspect has been arrested over a shooting incident that left one teenager dead and another wounded at a movie theatre in California, authorities said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Paras Chhabra reveals why he said 'no' to 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) 'Bigg Boss 13' actor Paras Chhabra has revealed why he couldn't take part in the ongoing season of the reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' this year.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Thief dies after consuming pill in B'luru during police raid
Hoskote (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) A notorious chain-snatching thief allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison during the police team's raid on his hideout on Thursday, the police said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple sees blockbuster sales in Q2 as chip shortage hits vendors
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Apple saw blockbuster revenue growth for iPhones in the second quarter this year, despite a unit total which increased only 1 per cent (45.7 million units), a Canalys report showed on Thursday, as major brands struggled to secure key components to produce devices to meet demand globally.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Toofan' leads the race as Amazon Prime's most watched Hindi film in 2021
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) In a rare instance, OTT giant Amazon Prime Video has released data, revealing its highest streaming projects within their launch-weeks so far in this year. Actor Farhan Akhtar's 'Toofan' is on top position as the most watched video within first week of its release globally.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Dangerous for judiciary: Bar chief raises alleged killing of judge in SC
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Supreme Court Bar Association and senior advocate Vikas Singh on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to take suo moto cognizance of the alleged killing of Uttam Anand, additional district judge (ADJ) in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED arrests Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in bank fraud case (Ld)
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has arrested Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in a bank fraud case.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ provisionally approves AstraZeneca vax for people aged above 18
Wellington, July 29 (IANS) New Zealand's regulatory authority Medsafe on Thursday granted provisional approval of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for individuals aged 18 and above.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Pratik Gandhi discovers the many layers of comedy (Ld)
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi, who became an overnight sensation playing Harshad Mehta in the popular series 'Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story', is all set to make the audiences chuckle with his upcoming romantic comedy film 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava'.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IMAC announces pricing of $200 million IPO on NASDAQ
New York, July 29 (IANS) International Media Acquisition Corp (IMAC) has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Zebronics ropes in Hrithik Roshan, to enter IT peripheral segment
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Homegrown audio system and lifestyle accessories brand Zebronics on Thursday announced that it has roped in superstar Hrithik Roshan as a brand ambassador, Zebronics is one of the leading & pioneer brands in India when it comes to the IT peripherals segment.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pedro Castillo sworn in as Peru's new President
Lima, July 29 (IANS) Pedro Castillo has been sworn in as the new President of Peru, after weeks of uncertainty following defeating a right-wing rival in a hard-fought presidential runoff.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Ex-Goa CM draws parallel to Mahatma Gandhi's racist train eviction
Panaji, July 29 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress leader Luizinho Faleiro on Thursday attempted to draw similarities between Mahatma Gandhi's racist eviction from a South African train in 1893, and his recent experience at a VIP lounge at the state's Dabolim international airport.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Covid-19 patient recovers after being on ECMO twice
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) In a rare case, city based MGM Healthcare, a private hospital successfully treated a Covid-19 patient putting him on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) twice.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Shiv Sena hails Mamata for probe panel on Pegagus snoopgate
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi ally Shiv Sena on Thursday lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for setting up a commission of enquiry into the Pegasus snoopgate that has rocked India and other countries.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gold demand in India rose 19.2% in Apr-Jun: WGC
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Demand for gold in India during the April-June period increased 19.2 per cent to 76.1 tonne, compared to the same quarter of 2021, according to a report by the World Gold Council (WGC).
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aus state reports record number of new Covid cases
Canberra, July 29 (IANS) Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) has reached a grim new milestone, recording 239 new local Covid-19 cases on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
India doubles tiger numbers 4 yrs ahead of schedule, PM greets wildlife lovers
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India achieved the target of doubling of tiger population four years ahead of schedule of the St. Petersburg Declaration on tiger Conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the International Tiger Day on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
JSW Energy enters into agreement with Australian Fortescue Future Industries for green hydrogen
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) JSW Future Energy Limited, a 100 per cent subsidiary of JSW Energy Limited has entered into an agreement with Australian Fortescue Future Industries Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Fortescue Future Industries Ltd (FFI) to collaborate and conduct scoping work on potential projects relating to the production of green hydrogen and utilizing it for green steel making, hydrogen mobility, green ammonia and other mutually agreed industrial applications in India.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Anurag Kashyap-produced Malayalam film 'Paka' to premiere at Toronto Film Festival
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The Malayalam film 'Paka', produced by Anurag Kashyap and Raj Rachakonda, which is the directorial debut for Nithin Lukose - is set to have its world premiere at the 46th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) from September 9 to September 18.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Parts of Alaska under tsunami warning after 8.2-magnitude quake
Washington, July 29 (IANS) A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale jolted Alaska and prompted authorities to issue tsunami warnings for parts of the state, according to the US Geological Survey.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Badshah, Arjun Kanungo join hands for new music show
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Musicians Lucky Ali, Sonu Nigam, Badshah, Darshan Raval, Benny Dayal and Papon, among many others are all set to create magic with their melodious renditions in an upcoming show titled 'Unacademy Unwind'.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Noida allots land parcel to Adani Enterprises in Sector 62
Noida, July 29 (IANS) Noida authority has allotted a land parcel measuring 34,275 sq metre at Rs 103.41 crore to Adani Enterprises for setting up a data centre.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Probability of near-term tariff hike in prepaid smartphone segment
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A recent company announcement suggests Bharti is willing to make the first move in raising tariffs, and increases the probability of a near-term tariff hike in the prepaid smartphone segment, 60 per cent of Bharti's FY21 revenues, Goldman Sachs said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pandemic pushes digital payments, RBI index up 30%
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions associated with it has pushed up digital transactions in the country.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Minimalist receives Rs 110 Cr funding from Sequoia Capital, Unilever Ventures
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Minimalist, a new-age homegrown skincare brand, has raised Series A funding of Rs 110 crore through multiple international investors in just nine months of its inception. The round was led by Sequoia Capital India, with participation from Unilever Ventures.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjabi film 'Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme' to release on October 22
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Binnu Dhillon-starrer Punjabi family entertainer 'Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme' is all set to release on October 22.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Covid watch: Pole vault world champ tests positive, ruled out of Games
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Reigning pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the event at the Tokyo Olympics. The positive result means that the Rio Olympics bronze-medallist has been ruled out of the competition.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Pratik Gandhi: Comedy has been a very interesting genre for me
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi, who became an overnight sensation playing Harshad Mehta in the popular series 'Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story', is all set to make the audiences chuckle with his upcoming romantic comedy film 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava'.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Samsung leads global smartphone market in Q2 despite decline: Report
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Global smartphone market grew 19 per cent (year-over-year) but declined by 7 per cent quarter-over-quarter as 329 million units were shipped led by Samsung, a report said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pfizer raises 2021 outlook as Covid vax boosts profit
New York, July 29 (IANS) Riding on the success of its Covid vaccine, US bio-pharmaceutical company Pfizer anticipates to make revenues of approximately $33.5 billion in 2021, up from the previously projected $26 billion.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
RS adjourned till 2 pm amid oppn protest
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned second time on Thursday till 2 p.m. following the opposition's protest on Pegasus snooping, farm laws and fuel price hike.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amending GNCTD Bill is murder of democracy: Goel
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Thursday accused the Centre of snatching away the powers of Delhi Assembly through amending Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Bill, 2021, saying that it is nothing but the murder of democracy.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kim Jong-un visits Friendship Tower on Korean War anniversary
Seoul, July 29 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the Friendship Tower in Pyongyang, which was erected to commemorate China's participation in the 1950-53 Korean War, and laid a wreath to mark the 68th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war, state media reported on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Maha celebrates as eminent author Babasaheb Purandare turns 100
Pune, July 29 (IANS) Celebrated author and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar alias Babasaheb Purandare -- who is renowned for his scholarly works on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj -- completed 99 years, here on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
India may witness 650 mn short-form video app users by 2025
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) After Facebook and Google, the short-form video apps are set to take over as the second biggest segment in India in terms of time spent, even overtaking OTT platforms, a new report showed on Thursday. The monthly active users of the short-form segment are expected to grow more than two times to reach 650 million users by 2025, clocking the second spot after television.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Kerala oppn up in arms, demands 'unruly' Minister's resignation
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala Assembly on Thursday witnessed angry exchanges between the opposition and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was trying his best to defend State Education Minister V. Sivankutty.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ireland reports highest daily Covid cases since Feb
Dublin, July 29 (IANS) The number of overall confirmed coronavirus cases in Ireland has increased to 295,386 after it reported the highest single-day infections since February, according to the latest data from the country's Department of Health.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Ireland,Health/Medicine
Late Left leader Anil Biswas' daughter writes about women in Bengal politics in Trinamool mouthpiece
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Late CPI-M politburo member and party's State General Secretary Anil Biswas' daughter Ajanta Biswas has hit the headlines for her article published in Trinamool Congress' daily 'Jago Bangla'
2021-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Israeli, Palestinian officials agree on medical cooperation
Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) Israeli and Palestinian officials have agreed on medical services cooperation during a meeting held in Jerusalem, according to media reports
2021-07-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Vizag steel plant staff intensify protest after Centre's affidavit
Visakhapatnam, July 29 (IANS) A day after the Central government filed an affidavit in the Andhra Pradesh High Court justifying Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) sale plan, employees staged a protest on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
I'm more than my accomplishments and gymnastics: Biles
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles expressed gratitude for the "outpouring love and support" received since her withdrawal from women's individual all-around final in artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
WHO reports 'sharp' increase in Covid deaths
Geneva, July 29 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that a "sharp" jump was reported in the number of the global Covid-19 deaths in the week betweek July 19-25.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Miscreants kill 30 monkeys in Karnataka's Hassan
Hassan (Karnataka), July 29 (IANS) In a shocking incident, 30 monkeys were found killed at a village in Hassan district of Karnataka in the early hours of Thursday. As many as 20 other monkeys were found to be injured. However, barring 2 monkeys, others have recovered and left after local residents tended to them.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan has second highest Covid antibodies after MP: Survey
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) In the midst of fears of a third Covid wave by September/October, there is good news for Rajasthan as 76 per cent of its population has antibodies against the coronavirus.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Manu fifth, Rahi 25th after 1st qualification round in 25m pistol
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Manu Bhaker came up with a better performance as she was placed fifth while Rahi Sarnobat, who won gold medal in a World Cup event in Croatia just before the Olympics, was languishing at 25th spot after the precision round in the women's 25m pistol competition on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Feel super happy when people do stuff on reels and covers with my song: Badshah
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Badshah has released his new song 'Baawla' which is a dance number and the artist says how he feels excited to see his fans are doing inspiring content based on his music on social media.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ronnie Screwvala now dedicates 'time & talent' to edtech
Dubai, July 29 (IANS) Ronnie Screwvala has been disrupting long before 'disruptor' became a trendy word. As a first-generation entrepreneur, he dabbled with manufacturing toothbrushes, entered TV production, and eventually growing the business into the mega entertainment conglomerate UTV.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
OnePlus leads India premium smartphone market in Q2: Report
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Smartphone brand OnePlus has once again emerged as the market leader in the Indian premium smartphone segment with garnering 34 per cent market share in the April-June quarter, according to a report by Counterpoint Research.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Radico Khaitan's Q1 net profit up 36% (Ld)
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Spirits maker Radico Khaitan has reported a 35.7 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 59.82 crore.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Steadfast self-belief, meticulousness propelled Uncle Pai's astounding results' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Atal Bihari Vajpeyee was known to choose his words carefully which explained his long pauses between sentences. Thus, when he once declared that after Jawaharlal Nehru, Anant Pai, the creator of the iconic Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) comics and Tinkle magazine, was perhaps the second favourite "uncle" of Indias children, it was no off-the-cuff remark.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,Art/Culture/Books
Use of AI in food safety can help minimise losses, finds research
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in the food safety departments can help food & beverages and hotel industry to minimise losses due to food decay, reveals a research done by a group of students.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Technology
Affordable Nothing ear (1) offers sharp, crisp sound quality
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With an aim to make simple and user-friendly technologies, Carl Pei's new London-headquartered venture Nothing has made its global debut with earbuds that comes with an interesting sleek design.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
2 largest reservoirs in US hit lowest water levels amid megadrought
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Amid an ongoing megadrought, the water levels of Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two largest reservoirs in the US, have dropped to historic lows in the past two months.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
A photo-exhibition capturing 'fleeting footprints of light'
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) 'Fleeting Footprints of Light', an exhibition of photographs by Kolkata-based artist and photographer Mala Mukerjee presents a mix of colour and abstract compositions - a play with light, exploring the limits of form, colour and texture.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Gujarat HC fines woman for 'frivolous' petition against daughter-in-law
Gandhinagar, July 29 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on a woman, who following a domestic dispute had urged the court to sack her daughter-in-law from the government job. While rejecting her plea, the HC also advised advocates not to encourage litigants to move such petitions.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
5 offbeat post pandemic international destinations to explore
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) Following a massive dip in cases after the second wave, travellers are all set to pack their bags and get back to travel in the coming months. The travel industry has witnessed a surge in bookings and queries recently, with people keen on resuming their travel plans after being cooped up in their homes for over a year.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Top five TV shows which got renewed for more seasons
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Television shows are often loved by all, but few have managed to maintain their popularity. However, some TV shows are continuing their hold on audience by coming back with two or three seasons or even more.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael Connelly narrates docu-podcast on H'wood Wonderland Murders
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) Iconic American crime author Michael Connelly is all set to narrate his podcast 'The Wonderland Murders and The Secret History of Hollywood', a well-documented murder mystery that take you closer to the murder scene in the city of Los Angeles, that released this month, timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the Wonderland Murders.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,IANS Life
Massive wildfire erupts in Turkey
Ankara, July 29 (IANS) A massive wildfire erupted in four different locations in Turkey's southern province of Antalya, a popular destination for foreign tourists, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
A new legacy and a lot of fun
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) By the time the credits roll in Space Jam: A New Legacy, producer Maverick Carter hopes the audience feels a sense of joy ? and not just in watching LeBron James and the Looney Tunes team up in a spectacularly imaginative cartoon universe. Carter hopes that the audience gets the feeling theyve been on a journey with the characters, following the ups and downs of the cast, culminating in a fun, cinematic finale that playfully stands the test of time.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rain washes off first T20I between West Indies and Pakistan
Barbados, July 29 (IANS) The first T20I between West Indies and Pakistan in Barbados was abandoned after non-stop rain ensured the chase never got a chance to start.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unrest to affect S.Africa's economic recovery: FM
Johannesburg, July 29 (IANS) The recent unrest in South Africa which was triggered earlier this month in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's imprisonment, would affect the country's economic recovery, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
World Lipstick Day: Best picks for your pout
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) Lipsticks make a statement, even during the lockdown, they were a WFH essential. From Zoom meetings, virtual date nights to office meetings, they safeguard you from your pixelated versions. Webcams won't be your Achilles heels anymore.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Zuckerberg eyes deeper commerce integration across FB apps
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Buoyed by the launch of WhatsApp payments in India and Brazil, Mark Zuckerberg has reiterated his commitment towards a deeper integration within the family of Facebook apps including Instagram and Messenger to provide a unified commerce experience to millions of users in the near future.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Olympics: Boxer Satish Kumar reaches quarterfinals in men's super heavyweight category
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar advanced to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics with a comprehensive win against Ricardo Brown of Jamaica in the mens super-heavyweight round of 16 bout on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
2 dead, 30 hospitalised after chemical leak in Texas
Houston, July 29 (IANS) Two people were dead and 30 others have been hospitalised following a chemical leak in La Porte, a city near the Gulf of Mexico in the US state of Texas, authorities confirmed.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Feeling compassion fatigue due to pandemic?
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) In the initial days of the pandemic, the recovery rates seemed to be high and deaths reported much lower, we as citizens seemed to have coped with the lockdown. We made banana bread at home, dalgona coffee, and enjoyed the time spent with family. This was soon replaced with no boundaries at the workplace, more and more deaths due to the virus were reported, cases increased exponentially, the virus mutated and India was hit by a second wave. This has been horrific in more than one way.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
S.Africa beefs up security at Kruger National Park
Johannesburg, July 29 (IANS) South African National Parks (SANParks) is beefing up its fight against poaching by dehorning rhinos and deploying additional police and soldiers to conduct random stop and search at the Kruger National Park (KNP), one of the largest game reserves in the continent, a top official said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Rain & Chai spell Love
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) The monsoon is a time when pakoras and masala chai are a match made in heaven. A hot cup of masala chai on a rainy day is all one craves to soothe the nerves and indulge in the mystical season of droplets.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Govt not allowing MPs to discuss issues of national importance: Rahul
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Amid the logjam over the Pegasus snooping in Parliament, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday once again attacked the government, accusing it of not allowing the opposition to work and discuss issues of national importance like Pegasus, Farmers agitation and inflation.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Benefits of basil
New Delhi, July 29 (IANSlife) Basil scientifically called Ocimum basilicum, and also known as great basil, is a culinary herb from the Lamiaceae (mints) family. A common aromatic herb, it is usually used to add flavour to a variety of recipes, but what may astonish one is that there are various health benefits of basil that make it well-known for its immunity-enhancing properties.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
This is what I'm meant to do for the team: Dhananjaya
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) Sri Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva has said that staying till the end of the innings was the role he is meant to do for the team. De Silva played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 40 off 34 balls in giving Sri Lanka a four-wicket win against India on Wednesday, their first win in six T20Is.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Cong MP Ripun Bora rides bicycle to parliament to protest fuel hike
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Congress MP from Assam Ripun Bora on Thursday rode a bicycle to the parliament protesting against the fuel price hike. The price of petrol has crossed Rs 100 per litre-mark in most parts of the country including the four metros.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tata Sons arm to acquire majority stake in Tejas Networks
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Panatone Finvest Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Sons Private Ltd plans to acquire controlling stake in telecom equipment maker Tejas Networks.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Refusing to discuss issues, BJP diminishing democracy: Chidambaram
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Amid the continued deadlock in Parliament, former Finance Minister and Rajya Sabha MP P. Chidambaram on Thursday attacked the government for running away from discussion in the House on issues raised by the opposition.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
90% Indian women ate less during Covid-19 lockdown: Study
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Nine out of 10 women in India had less food, impacting their nutrition levels, during the 2020 nationwide lockdown imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech
Cambodia to impose 2-week lockdown in 8 provinces
Phnom Penh, July 29 (IANS) Cambodia will impose a two-week lockdown in eight provinces from Friday to August 12 aimed at containing the spread of highly contagious Covid-19 Delta variant, according to an order signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Aditya Roy Kapur to star in Hindi remake of Tamil hit 'Thadam'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Aditya Roy Kapur has been roped in to star in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit film 'Thadam'. He says as an actor, getting a chance to do a double role is double the preparation and challenge.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Zimbabwe reintroduces black rhinos to 2nd largest national park
Harare, July 29 (IANS) Zimbabwe is re-introducing black rhinos to its second-largest game reserve, Gonarezhou National Park, the first time that the wildlife sanctuary will be home to the critically endangered species in nearly 30 years.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Environment/Wildlife
Kirti Kulhari on 'Human' role: It's a new representation of me
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari is all set for the release of her upcoming web-series "Human". She says it is a new representation of her in more ways than one.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cong MPs give adjournment notices in LS to discuss Pegasus
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Amid the logjam over the Pegasus scandal, several Congress MPs on Thursday gave adjourned notices in the Lok Sabha to discuss the issue.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's nuclear power capacity to touch 22,480 MW by 2031
Chennai, July 29 (IANS) India's nuclear power generation capacity is expected to touch 22,480 MW by 2031 from the present 6,780 MW with 22 reactors.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
3 UP cops suspended after rape accused ends life in lockup
Hamirpur (Uttar Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) Three policemen have been suspended following the alleged suicide by a rape accused in the lockup of the Maudaha Kotwali police station here.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Voice gets new missed call, caller ID features
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Google is adding new functionalities in its Voice feature, including missed call, new caller ID and delete SMS messages that will be available to all Google Workspace customers, G Suite Basic and Business customers.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
No revision in fuel prices for 12 straight days
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The oil marketing companies (OMC) continued to pause fuel price revision for the twelfth consecutive day, the longest period in weeks, and decided to watch global developments and crude price for some more time before making any revisions in Petrol and diesel prices.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radico Khaitan's Q1 net profit up 36%
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Spirits maker Radico Khaitan has reported a 35.7 per cent rise in its standalone net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 59.82 crore.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter reveals 6 key consumer insights in India amid pandemic
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday revealed six key consumer insights from millions of conversations happening on its platform in India amid the pandemic that would help brands and marketers foster lasting consumer relationships by driving relevance and fast adoption.  
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Sensex up 200 points; IT, metal stocks rise
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the green on Thursday morning with the BSE Sensex gaining over 200 points.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Unesco adds 5 more sites to World Heritage List
Paris, July 29 (IANS) The World Heritage Committee has added four cultural sites, located in Russia, Italy, Slovenia and the UK and one natural site in Africa to the Unesco's World Heritage List.
2021-07-29
Category: International, France,International
RBI allows card networks, wallets to access RTGS, NEFT
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to allow payment system providers, prepaid card issuers, card networks and white label ATM operators access to its Centralised Payment Systems (CPS), such as real time gross settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) systems.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter shuts US offices, tech giants in huddle after new CDC rules
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Twitter has announced to shut its offices in New York and San Francisco in response to the new guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Bulgaria extends Covid emergency until Aug 31
Sofia, July 29 (IANS) The Bulgarian government has extended the nationwide Covid-19 emergency until August 31, the cabinet said in a statement.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
Gujarat relaxes night curfew by an hour in 8 major cities
Gandhinagar, July 29 (IANS) As the coronavirus situation is improving in Gujarat, the state government has decided to further relax the night curfew timings by an hour in eight major cities from July 31. However, the government has made it mandatory for business fraternity to get the first dose of vaccine for their staff by the end of this month.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Norway postpones final stage of reopening plan
Oslo, July 29 (IANS) For a second time, Norway will postpone the final stage of the country's reopening plan for another two weeks out of concerns over the fast-spreading Delta Covid-19 variant, according to Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Hoie.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Norway,Politics
Iraq recovers 17,000 artefacts from US: Minister
Baghdad, July 29 (IANS) Iraq has managed to recover some 17,000 stolen artefacts from the U, marking the return of the largest amount of smuggled Iraqi antiquities, Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Hassan Nadhim said in a statement.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Iraq,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung sells 60 mn phones in Q2, eyes growth via foldables
New Delhi/Seoul, July 29 (IANS) As it prepares to launch the next generation of foldable devices next month, Samsung on Thursday said it expects better performance in the second half with the launch of new foldable smartphones and the expansion of mass-market 5G devices.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UP couple found murdered, infant spared
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) A couple was found murdered at their residence while their ten-month-old son was spared by the killers.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympics: PV Sindhu storms into women's singles quarterfinals (ld)
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Midway through the first game against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, coach Park Tae-sang told India's PV Sindhu that she was rushing with her defence and should be more patient.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
ED arrests Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in bank fraud case
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said that it has arrested Raj Singh Gehlot, owner of Ambience Mall in a bank fraud case.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Won't discuss cabinet expansion in first meet', says Bommai
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai on Thursday said that he won't discuss cabinet expansion with leaders in New Delhi in the first meeting. "I have sought appointments with central leaders and if it comes through I will leave for New Delhi on Friday," he said.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rajbhar asks women to 'thrash BJP leaders' in UP
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) and former minister, has asked women voters to "beat BJP people who come to them seeking votes."
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Man's body exhumed after accused demands second autopsy
Mainpuri (UP), July 29 (IANS) The Mainpuri police has exhumed the body of a man for a second post mortem, almost a month and a half after he died.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook expects significant growth slowdown for rest of 2021
San Francisco, July 29 (IANS) Facebook stocks fell nearly 5 per cent after the company declared that it is expecting a significant growth slowdown in the rest of the year, after posting strong results for the June quarter.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India reports 43K new Covid cases, 640 deaths
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India on Thursday recorded 43,509 fresh Covid-19 cases with 640 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Transgender booked in UP for kidnapping girl he married
Farrukhabad (UP), July 29 (IANS) A case of kidnapping has been lodged against a transgender in Uttar Pradesh who married a girl from Gorakhpur.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP Police officer alleges casteist slur, probe on
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) An inspector allegedly threatened an Additional Superintendent of Police after which the official Anil Kumar, shot off a letter to the Director General of Police (DGP) and Additional Director General (ADG) Varanasi zone, besides Chief Minister and SC/ST commissions.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung expects strong chip demand after robust Q2 results
Seoul, July 29 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Thursday expected solid chip demand to continue in the second half of the year with recovery in the mobile business after delivering robust second-quarter performance.
2021-07-29
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Portugal records biggest population decline in 50 years
Lisbon, July 29 (IANS) In 2021, Portugal registered a resident population of 10,347,892 people, marking the largest population decrease in the last 50 years, according to the census results released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
2021-07-29
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
France's new health pass rules to enter into force on Aug 9
Paris, July 29 (IANS) A new law in France extending the use of a health pass to a wider range of public places will enter into force on August 9 to help the country battle with the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, France,Politics
Ana de Armas starrer Marilyn Monroe biopic to release in 2022
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actress Ana de Armas starrer "Blonde", which is a fictionalised telling of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe's life will now release in 2022.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pegasus snooping row: United oppn to attack govt in Parliament
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A united opposition on Thursday will attack the government in Parliament on the issue of the Pegasus snooping row.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP MPs in UP to seek voters' 'Ashirwad'
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Uttar Pradesh will now take out 'Jan Ashirwad Yatras' in the rural interiors of the state to create awareness about the work done by the Narendra Modi and the Yogi Adityanath governments and also seek blessings from the people for the 2022 Assembly elections.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Olympics: Atanu Das stuns Korean archer to reach pre-quarters
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Dropped from the mixed team competition after a below-par performance in the ranking round, Indias Atanu Das came up with a brilliant performance, scoring well under pressure to stun South Koreas 2012 gold medallist Oh Jinhyek to reach the pre-quarterfinal stage in mens individual archery at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
After Centre, UP govt prepares for DA revision
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Centre, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has also decided to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) of state government employees.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
UP DyCM slams BSP's Brahmin outreach, calls it 'opportunism'
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) A day after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati patted her back for the encouraging response to her party's Brahmin Sammelans in Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya took a jibe at the party's Brahmin outreach that began from Ayodhya.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shikha Talsania marks Marathi debut with 'Shantit Kranti'
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress Shikha Talsania, who shot to fame with her work in movies such as "Veere Di Wedding", "Wake Up Sid" and "Coolie No.1", is all set to mark her debut with "Shantit Kranti".
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kremlin sees US as opponent, not partner: Spokesman
Moscow, July 29 (IANS) The Kremlin said that Russia does not see the US as a partner but as an opponent.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Richa Chadha: Always wanted to work with Tigmanshu Dhulia
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Richa Chadha will be seen in the upcoming project "The Six Suspects", directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The actress says she has wanted to work with the filmmaker since forever.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Yemen PM, US envoy discuss ceasefire initiative
Sanaa, July 29 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik and US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking have discussed an initiative aiming at achieving a ceasefire in the war-ravaged Arab country.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
China's Nanjing launches 3rd nucleic acid testing
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Nanjing, a mega-city in China with a population of more than 9.3 million, has launched the third round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing campaign in the wake of a fresh Covid-19 outbreak, authorities said on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Islamabad, 2 dead
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad, killing at least two people while injuring several others, officials said.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 195.8 mn
Washington, July 29 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 195.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.18 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.96 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Olympics: India beat Argentina 3-1 in men's hockey group match, reach quarters
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) India scored twice in the last two minutes to beat Rio Olympics gold medallist Argentina 3-1 in a Group A preliminary league match at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. India have cemented their hold on the second spot with a match against hosts Japan to go. This win has assured India a place in the quarterfinals with the final Group match against Japan to go.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
AIMIM leaders in Bihar extend support to Mukesh Sahani
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Mukesh Sahani, the animal husbandry and fisheries minister of Bihar, who is facing the heat of the NDA, has now received the support of AIMIM leaders in Bihar.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
MPs meet Modi on reservation for OBCs in NEET
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A delegation of OBC MPs led by Union Minister Bhupender Yadav has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding proper implementation of reservation for OBC and EWS candidates in the all India quota in NEET UG and PG.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Olympics: PV Sindhu reaches women's singles quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) India's PV Sindhu has reached the women's singles quarterfinals, beating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-15, 21-13 at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Chinese mainland reports 24 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 24 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 20 in Jiangsu, three in Sichuan and one in Beijing, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
3rd Covid vax dose strongly boosts protection against Delta variant: Pfizer
Washington, July 29 (IANS) American biopharmaceutical company Pfizer has said a third dose of its Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the Delta variant.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More than half of German population fully vaccinated against Covid
Berlin, July 29 (IANS) Despite a recent slowdown in Germany's Covid-19 vaccination campaign, more than half of the country's population are now fully vaccinated, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
BJP questions Rahul's 'long silence' on Pegasus
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Hitting out at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Wednesday wondered if a "weapon" (Pegasus) had been implanted on his phone then why did he not speak about it for so many days.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Fed keeps interest rates near zero amid inflation
Washington, July 29 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged at the record-low level of near zero amid growing concerns over surging inflation and the rapid spread of the Delta variant.
2021-07-29
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iraq reports record high daily Covid cases
Baghdad, July 29 (IANS) Iraq reported on Wednesday 13,515 new Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count since the outbreak of the pandemic, raising the nationwide caseload to 1,590,528.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Railways athletes winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics to get Rs 3cr
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Wednesday announced that its players who would be winning the Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 3 crore special cash reward to boost the morale of the players.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Sports
Italy authorizes Moderna Covid vaccine for teens
Rome, July 29 (IANS) Italy has authorized the Moderna Spikevax coronavirus vaccine for minors aged between 12 and 17, the country's health authority said on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Now SEBI nails Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Bad news continues unabated for embattled Raj Kundra and his actress wife Shilpa Shetty. Market regulator SEBI imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakh on the couple and their company Viaan Industries for contravening insider trading rules.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nadda meets BJP MPs from Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda on Wednesday evening held a meeting with party MPs from three of six regions of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and state in-charge Radha Mohan Singh were also present in the meeting held at the Constitution Club here.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ODF Plus Manuals released under Swachh Bharat Mission II
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With an aim to support states, districts, and rural local bodies implement solid and liquid waste management initiatives, the ODF Plus Manuals under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase - II were launched on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Feeling more 'secure', 3,841 Kashmiri Pandit youth returned to Valley: Centre
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Feeling more secure in Jammu and Kashmir, a total of 3,841 migrant Kashmiri Pandit youth have moved back to the Valley, the government said on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vested interests behind 'excess borrowing' narrative: Andhra
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) In wake of criticism over the state's alleged excess borrowing, the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday accused "vested interests" of carrying out a "misinformation campaign".
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
2nd T20I: Depleted India go down to Sri Lanka by 4 wickets (Ld)
Colombo, July 29 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Take proper care of equipment procured to fight Covid: Andhra CM
Amaravati, July 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed officials to pay special attention to the equipment procured as part of Covid containment measures.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Reversing the declining trend, 1,531 new Covid cases in a day outnumbered 1,430 recoveries in Karnataka, while 19 patients died of the infection, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul gets active as Mamata comes to Delhi to rally opposition
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's arrival in Delhi seems to have galvanised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who attended the meeting of 14 opposition parties on Wednesday, and attacked the government over the Pegasus scandal, farmers' agitation and even inflation, asking why no discussion is being held on the floor of the House on these issues.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tejashwi seeks action against 'actual culprits' in legislators assault case
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav, on Wednesday demanded strong action against the officials responsible for the "brutal assault" on members of opposition parties inside the legislature on March 23.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
B'luru airport replenishing more water than it consumes
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, in association with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has installed rooftop rainwater harvesting system in five villages to provide safe drinking water to the people, impacting more than 300 families.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Railways conducts drone mapping of Ghat area in Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) zone conducted an aerial survey of Castle Rock-Kulem Ghat section using a drone camera in Karnataka's Uttar Kannada district, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
WE HUB launches 3 programmes for women-led startups
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) WE HUB, India's first state-led incubator launched by the Telangana government to foster and promote women entrepreneurship, on Wednesday launched three new programmes for students and tech-based startups.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Politics
Very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall to continue in western Himalayas
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will very likely continue to be battered with heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places on Thursday too, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vaibhav Tatwawadi to feature in 'Bhetali Ti Punha 2'
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Hindi and Marathi actor Vaibhav Tatwawadi is all set to feature in the sequel to his 2017 Marathi rom-com "Bhetali Tu Punha". The sequel brings back the lead pair of Vaibhav and Pooja Sawant.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
What are cloudbursts and is their frequency increasing?
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Seven people died, and more than a dozen were injured and several are still missing in a cloudburst incident in the wee hours of Wednesday in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar area.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Shiv Sena slams govt for passing JJB Bill without hearing oppn's views
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha member Priyanka Chaturvedi on Wednesday slammed the government for passing the Juvenile Justice Board Amendment Bill in Parliament without hearing the views of opposition and described the measure as "anti-justice".
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No role of government in March 23 assault, says Bihar Minister
Patna, July 28 (IANS) A Bihar Minister on Wednesday sought to lay responsibility for the assault on opposition leaders in the Assembly on March 23 on the directions of Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
2nd T20I: Depleted India lose to Sri Lanka by four wickets
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A depleted India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, stretched Sri Lanka before losing by four wickets in the last over of the second T20 International here on Wednesday night. India had made 132/5 at the R Premadasa Stadium. Sri Lanka, riding on Dhananjaya de Silva's 40 off 34 balls, won with two balls to spare.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Sasikala continues to interact with AIADMK cadres, functionaries
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) AIADMK's expelled interim General Secretary, V.K. Sasikala on Wednesday continued her telephonic interactions with the party cadres and lower level functionaries across the state in a bid to regain prominence in the party.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NIA nabs key conspirator in Parihar brothers killing case
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Wednesday that it has arrested Malik Noor Mohammad Fayyaz, a key conspirator in the killing of Parihar brothers of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
J&K, JSW Foundation tie up for restoring Shalimar, Nishat Gardens
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) The J&K government on Wednesday inked an MoU with JSW Foundation for restoration and conservation of the iconic Shalimar and Nishat Gardens in Kashmir, officials said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Border row: Mizoram complains against Assam's 'economic blockade'
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 28 (IANS) Mizoram on Wednesday complained to the Union Home Ministry that an "economic blockade" by Assam on from Monday and "destruction" of railway lines on Tuesday badly affected supply of essentials and foodgrains to the state.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Central forces to be deployed along Assam-Mizoram borders
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) led by Home Minister Amit Shah has decided to deploy Central forces along the Assam-Mizoram borders which witnessed bloody clashes between the police forces of the two northeastern states on Monday, which led to the death of six Assam police personnel.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Poll panel urged to stop Dalit Bandhu implementation in Huzurabad
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) NGO Forum for Good Governance has urged the Election Commission to stop implementation of the Telangana government's Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad Assembly constituency, where by-elections are due to be held.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Rakesh Asthana takes charge as Delhi Police chief (Ld)
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A day after the Centre appointed former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana as the Commissioner of Delhi Police, the 1984 batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer took charge on Wednesday and said that he aims to focus on core policing matters.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CJI converses with woman in Telugu, unites couple embroiled in two-decade legal battle
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court made a special effort on Wednesday to put an end to a two-decade-old legal battle between an Andhra Pradesh-based estranged couple, and succeeded as the woman agreed to withdraw the plea seeking enhancement of jail term for her husband in a dowry harassment case.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Olympics: Slovenian wins men's cycling time trial gold
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won gold in the cycling road men's individual time trial at the Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
CBI seeks details of cops shifted when Deshmukh was Maha Home Minister
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Moving ahead in its investigation into the alleged bribery case involving former Maharashtra Home Minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has carried out searches at 12 locations in Maharashtra and also wrote to the state government seeking details of the officials transferred in his tenure.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Olympics: World No.1 shuttler, local favourite Momota ousted
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) World No.1 shuttler Kento Momota was on Wednesday unexpectedly knocked out of men's singles competition after losing to South Korea's world No.38 Heo Kwang-hee 2-0 in a group stage tie of the Olympic Games here.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Chandrayaan-3 likely to be launched in second half of 2022
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched during third quarter of 2022 assuming normal workflow henceforth, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Additional district judge dies in road accident in Jharkhand
Ranchi, July 28 (IANS) An Additional District Judge (ADJ) of Dhanabad district died after being hit by a vehicle while he was out for morning walk, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All eyes on Sindhu, men's hockey team and Sarnobat-Bhaker on July 29
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Thursday, July 29.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Raj Cong MLAs register their grievances with Ajay Maken
Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) A number of Congress MLAs in Rajasthan registered their grievances against the functioning of some senior ministers in the state government during a one-to-one feedback session with the party's state in-charge Ajay Maken, here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
States/UTs advised to conduct serological prevalence surveys
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday advised all states and Union Territories to conduct SARS CoV2 serological prevalence surveys, in consultation with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to generate district-level data.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Giraffe Lakshmi gives birth to male calf in Mysuru Zoo
Mysuru, July 28 (IANS) Lakshmi, the female giraffe at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden in Mysuru, has given birth to a healthy male calf, zoo officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
BJP running autocratic govt in Tripura: Trinamool
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) A three-member team of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal comprising two minister and a former Rajya Sabha member reached Tripura on Wednesday in connection with the alleged "house arrest" of 23 I-PAC members by the police in Agartala.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'Bhut Jolokia' chilli now heads to London
Guwahati/Kohima, July 28 (IANS) "Bhut/"Bhoot Jolokia", one of the hottest chillis in the world, was on Wednesday exported, for the first time, from Guwahati to London.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
2nd T20: Sri Lanka restrict under-strength India to 132/5
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) A below-strength India, who were forced to make seven changes in the XI after nine players were ruled out due to Covid-related issues, could muster 132 for five wickets in the allotted 20 overs of the second T20 International against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday night.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
21st century born Padikkal's finds 'feat' on debut
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal, who became the first player born in the 21st century to play international men's cricket for India, scored 29 off 23 balls on his debut in the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
'India committed to focus on small and marginal farmers'
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Emphasising its focus on small and marginal farmers, India on Wednesday reiterated the ommitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and in making the country's agri-food systems sustainable.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Parents must introspect why teenagers hang out on beaches at night: Goa CM (Ld)
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) The parents of teenagers need to introspect as to why their wards hang out on the state's beaches after dark, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the state Assembly on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Delhi govt decides to take over management of Apeejay School branch
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi government said on Wednesday that it has decided to take over the management control of the Apeejay School branch in Sheikh Sarai for not complying with the directions issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) over fee hike.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
As Maha floodwaters recede, 213 dead, over 53K homeless
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) With the floodwaters in western and coastal Maharashtra gradually draining out after a week, the toll climbed up to 213 on Wednesday, with 53,295 people rendered homeless and living in 349 relief camps, the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Real estate continues to be preferred asset class for investment: Survey
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Real estate continues to be the preferred asset class for investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but majority of homebuyers want discounts along with flexible payment options as an incentive, according to the Housing.com and NAREDCO survey.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2,734 projects completed under Smart Cities Mission till June: Govt
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Union government said on Wednesday that 2,734 projects have been completed under the 'Smart Cities Mission' till June this year.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dell topples Samsung Mobiles as India's most desired brand: TRA Research
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Austin-based Dell has become India's most desired brand (MDB), according to TRA Research.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Centre studying feasibility of multi-modal logistics park in Vizag'
Amaravati/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Senior YSRCP leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy said on Wednesday that the Central government is studying the feasibility of setting up a multi-modal logistics park in Visakhapatnam.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Mamata meets Kejriwal, discusses political issues
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Wednesday evening and discussed current political issues.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Porn case: Mumbai Magistrate declines bail to Raj Kundra (Ld)
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, S.B. Bhajipale, on Wednesday refused to grant bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe in the case pertaining to alleged production and distribution of porn content.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Amendments to LLP Act to boost ease of doing business'
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) With the Union Cabinet approving amendments to the Limited Liability Partnership Act, experts and industry stakeholders have lauded the move and said that decision is a major development towards ease of doing business.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vivek Oberoi on 15 years of "Omkara": I wanted to play Langda Tyagi
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Vishal Bharadwajs critically acclaimed directorial film "Omkara" completed 15 years on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CBI searches 15 locations in illegal coal smuggling case
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that it has carried out searches at 15 locations in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha in connection with the coal smuggling case.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
52,391 entities recognised as startups, 53 unicorns currently in India
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India's startup ecosystem, which is widely considered as the third largest globally, has a total of 52,391 recognised entities as of July 14, 2021, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Adhyayan Suman says A.R. Rahman 'a huge inspiration'
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Actor-singer Adhyayan Suman released his new single track 'Jab se Dekha on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Andhra Pradesh logs 2K more Covid cases, 20 deaths
Amaravati, July 28 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday logged 2,010 new Covid cases, taaking its overall tally beyond 19.5 lakh, even as its active caseload slightly rose to 20,999.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
160 new Covid cases, 144 recoveries, 1 death in J&K
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) After more than a fortnight, new Covid cases outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Wednesday as 160 new cases, 144 recoveries and one death were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Indo-US partnership will be of even greater significance in coming years: PM Modi
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the India-US Strategic Partnership will be of even greater global significance in the coming years, in the context of the challenges posed by Covid-19, global economic recovery and climate change.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Telangana moots Taiwan-specific industrial cluster
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Telangana's Industries and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday mooted the idea of first Taiwan specific industrial cluster in India to attract more investments from Taiwan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
UP woman constable helps deliver child on road
Shahjahanpur (UP), July 28 (IANS) In a heart-warming gesture, a woman Uttar Pradesh Police constable helped a pregnant woman deliver her child on the road in the state's Shahjahanpur because the ambulance was not immediately available.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sinusitis related to Covid may lead to facial infection
Sao Paulo, July 28 (IANS) A 28-year-old Covid positive man who developed orbital cellulitis -- a severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) -- may represent an unusual complication of the infectious disease.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Cabinet okays multilateral MoU between IFSCA and global agencies
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Union Cabinet has approved a multilateral MoU between International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Demand rises for Hungarian ministers to resign over Pegasus surveillance
Budapest, July 28 (IANS) The opposition in Hungary has called for ministerial resignations from Viktor Orban's far-right government over allegations that it had selected journalists, media owners and opposition political figures as potential targets for the invasive Pegasus spyware, The Guardian reported.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Hungary,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
VIP chief hits out at JD-U, BJP for 'influencing' his MLAs
Patna, July 28 (IANS) Facing flak for boycotting the National Democratic Alliance meeting here on Monday, Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani has warned alliance partners not to "influence" his party MLAs.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Active Covid caseload drops to 0.8% in Puducherry
Puducherry, July 28 (IANS) The active Covid caseload in the Union Territory of Puducherry dropped to 0.8 per cent on Wednesday, much less than the national average of 1.3 per cent.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
Former Goa CM blames BJP for demolition of Delhi church
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Goa MLA and former Chief Minister Churchill Alemao on Wednesday slammed the ruling BJP for facilitating the partial demolition of the Little Flower church in Delhi earlier this month.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
TN sets up expert committee for revival of MSMEs
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced the setting up of an expert committee for revival of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the state impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Pashtuns rally against Pakistan for perpetrating terrorism in Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A war cry is resonating amongst the Pashtuns in Pakistan who held a massive gathering in Waziristan to protest against the proxy war in Afghanistan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
IAF formally inducts Rafale aircraft into 101 Squadron at Hasimara
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday formally inducted the Rafale aircraft into its 101 Squadron at the Air Force Station in Hasimara under the Eastern Air Command (EAC).
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
2nd T20 vs SL: India forced to field reserves after players isolated
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team was on Wednesday forced to field only four specialist batsmen as well as a wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka after Covid-stricken Krunal Pandya and eight of his close contacts were left out of the squad.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Global dementia cases may triple by 2050: Study
New York, July 28 (IANS) The number of people with dementia will nearly triple to more than 152 million by 2050, researchers estimate, based on anticipated trends in smoking, high body mass index and high blood sugar.
2021-07-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Daniel Craig could've been in 'Rang De Basanti' had Bond not happened
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Hollywood actor Daniel Craig auditioned for a role in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 2006 hit film "Rang De Basanti", but he took a raincheck on it because he was in the meantime cast as James Bond. He was to play the character of James McKinley, the British jailor who walked Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to their hanging, in the Aamir Khan-starrer.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Bollywood,Hollywood
NABARD sanctions Rs 356 cr for building 35 bridges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs 356 crore to the Odisha government for construction of 35 bridges, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Gurpreet backs Bengaluru FC to bounce back in ISL
Bengaluru July 28 (IANS) India and Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is confident that the 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) champions will be back with a bang in the upcoming edition after a seventh-place finish in the 2020/21 season -- the first instance they didn't make the semifinals since joining the league in 2017/18.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Four from Kerala held in Goa with drugs
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Four persons from Kerala were held at Goa's Thivim railway station for possession of hashish, marijuana, and MDMA, police said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Devineni Uma trying to create unrest in Mylavaram: YSRCP MLA
Amaravati, July 28 (IANS) YSRCP MLA from Mylavaram, Vasantha Krishna Mohan, on Wednesday slammed former minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao for allegedly trying to create unrest in the constituency.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
HC notice to Delhi on plea against policy lowering drinking age
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Delhi government's response to a plea challenging a provision in the new Excise policy, reducing the age of consumption of liquor from 25 to 21.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nine killed, seven missing in Himachal flash floods
Shimla, July 28 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and seven reported missing following flash floods at two places in Himachal Pradesh in the past 24 hours, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cancel or revisit 'one-sided' power pacts, orders Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) to cancel or revisit all the "one-sided" pacts with private companies that are not contractually obligated to supply sufficient power to meet the state's peak demand during the paddy sowing and summer season.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ganja worth over Rs 8 cr seized in Telangana
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Police in Telangana on Wednesday seized over 4,000 kilogram ganja worth Rs 8.50 crore.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kovind on 5-day TN visit from Aug 2
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will reach Tamil Nadu on August 2 and will stay in the southern state for five days.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Can't equate vandalism, freedom of speech, SC on Kerala house violence
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that privileges and immunities granted to legislators can't be used to claim exemption from the law of the land, as it dismissed Kerala government's plea seeking the court's nod to withdraw cases against CPI-M leaders, including present Education Minister V. Sivankutty, for vandalism in the Assembly in 2015, when the party was in opposition.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
16 security men killed in J&K terror attacks this year till June
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A total of 16 soldiers and security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir this year till June, the government said on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Hinduja group open to outside funding for E-vehicle company
Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Hinduja group's electric vehicle company Switch Mobility Ltd will roll out its electric (E) buses and light commercial vehicles (LCV) from the group's UK and Indian plants, said top group official.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Statehood to J&K to be granted at appropriate time: Centre
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir would be granted at an appropriate time after normalcy is restored there, the government informed Parliament on Wednesday.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Terror incidents in J&K dropped by 32% in a year: Centre
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday stated that the number of terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir reduced drastically in the last two years. The terror incidents declined by 32 per cent upto June 2021 in comparison with corresponding period upto June, 2020, the government said in the parliament.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
AAP, BJP set to lock horns over key issues in Delhi Assembly
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The two-day Monsoon Session of the Delhi Assembly starting Thursday is likely to witness uproar over several issues, including the Pegasus snooping row, water crisis and annual maintenance contract of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boxer Pooja Rani enters quarterfinals in Olympic Games
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) Boxer Pooja Rani stormed into the quarterfinals in the women's middle-weight category (69-75 kg) after beating Ichrak Chaib of Algeria 5-0.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
No proposal to review new IT rules: Govt
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Reiterating its stand that the new IT rules do not infringe the right to privacy and the freedom of expression, the government on Wednesday told Parliament that there is no proposal to review them.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Technology
RS passes Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill amid Oppn sloganeering
New July 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021, amid sloganeering by the opposition on the Pegasus issue.
2021-07-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
No bail for Raj Kundra in porn case
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) In a huge setback, a Mumbai court on Wednesday refused to grant bail to businessman Raj Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe in a case pertaining to alleged production and distribution of porn films.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Kerala HC refuses to stay ad for Sabarimala chief priest
Kochi, July 28 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the Travancore Devasom Board's (TDB) advertisement for appointment of the Sabarimala temple's chief priest, saying they cannot come to an immediate decision as things have to be studied in detail.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Olympics tennis match timings changed due to heat: ITF
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has said that the tennis fixtures at the Ariake Tennis Park in the Tokyo Olympics will start at 3pm Japan Standard Time from Thursday. The decision was taken after requests from players who had struggled to play in hot and humid conditions.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Punjab CM asks Modi to reopen Kartarpur Corridor
Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor, in view of the improvement in the Covid-19 situation, to facilitate people's visit to the historic shrine in Pakistan.
2021-07-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion