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Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at Swara Bhasker
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut was getting bored on Sunday, and that is why she decided to tease actress Swara Bhasker.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hemanth bags two gold medals for 7th national title in 4 years
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) Multiple national champion Hemanth Muddappa of Mantra Racing was in his elements once again winning both the gold in the top-two categories as he emerged as the national champion for the successive fourth year, in the second and final round of the MMSC fmsci Indian National Motorcycle Drag Championship on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Gulshan Devaiah feels Bollywood stars at front row of 'showing off'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah feels Bollywood stars like to show off the most. The actor on Sunday reacted to a news article talking about Kannada superstar Yash reportedly doubling his fees for his upcoming film "KGF: Chapter 2".
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Odisha's Bhitarkanika National Park reopens
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's Kendrapara district reopened on Sunday after the conclusion of the annual census of estuarine crocodiles.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra ASHA worker's death following Covid jab triggers protest
Amaravati, Jan 24 (IANS) A woman public health worker, who had taken Covid vaccine on January 19, died at a government-run hospital in Guntur in the early hours of Sunday while undergoing treatment for alleged reactions.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid test mandatory for guests attending Varun Dhawan's wedding
Alibaug, Jan 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is getting married amid the Covid- 19 pandemic. Hence it is not surprising that as a precautionary measure, a Covid test has been made mandatory for all the guests entering the wedding arena.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pakistan announce 17-man squad for first Proteas Test
Karachi, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday announced a 17-member squad for the first of the two-Test home series against South Africa beginning Tuesday at the National Stadium.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
CBI arrests labour official in TN in bribery case
Chennai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Sunday that it had arrested a Regional Labour Commissioner on the charge of demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pay for vehicle, insurance separately, suggests IRDAI panel
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The committee constituted by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has recommended direct payment of insurance premium to the insurance company while purchasing a vehicle, thereby suggesting separate payments for both buying the vehicle and the premium.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Keira Knightley: Not interested in doing horrible sex scenes
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood actress Keira Knightley says she will not film any more sex scenes with male directors as it makes her very uncomfortable.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Violent phase of terrorism ended in J&K, NE: Shah
Guwahati, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that to fulfil the Prime Minister's dream for a new India and 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', the violent phase of terrorism had ended and a peace and development era has begun in the entire Northeastern region and Jammu and Kasmir.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
All iPhone 13 models to come with sensor-shift camera stabilisation
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to bring sensor-shift optical image stabilisation to the entire iPhone 13 lineup.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
I wish Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery: Nitish
Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday wished opposition RJD supremo Lalu Prasad a speedy recovery after the latter's health deteriorated and he was shifted to New Delhi's AIIMS.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Protesting farmers affix 'black laws' banners on NH signboards
Ghazipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Thousands of farmers who have been protesting at multiple Delhi borders against the Centre's new farm laws, have now put up banners reading "repeal the farm laws" on the National Highway signboards.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shubman Gill: Used to be petrified of bouncers when I was young
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Shubman Gill's debut Test series was like a dream start to his career. Playing on the bouncy pitches of Australia, Gill positioned himself to negotiate with the deadly bouncers of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc and played a key role in India's memorable win in the fourth and final Test in Brisbane, which helped the Ajinkya Rahane-led side clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rakul Preet begins shoot for 'Thank God'
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet has started shooting for her upcoming film "Thank God" here.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fuel pellets to help raise UP farmers' income
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will now be paying money for the agricultural wastes of the farmers. This is a part of the government's commitment to double the income of farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rajasthan Royals appoint Sangakkara as director of cricket
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced the appointment of former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara as the director of cricket for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
First confirmed case of Covid in pet reported in South Korea
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) In the first case involving a pet, a kitten has tested positive for the Covid-19 in South Korea.
2021-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelson win singles titles at Thailand Open
Bangkok, Jan 24 (IANS) Reigning Olympic badminton champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen on Sunday came out with dominant performances to win the respective women's and men's singles titles at the Toyota Thailand Open tournament.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Farmers' stir: Preparations on for Jan 26 tractor rally
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As the farmers' agitation at the Delhi borders entered the 60th day on Sunday, all eyes are on the farmers' tractor rally on the Republic Day.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
10km and 5km runs held at Hyderabad's cable bridge
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Enthusiastic participation by youngsters and those young-at-heart was on display in the 10km and 5km runs organised on Sunday at the Durgam Cheruvu cable-stayed bridge, a new landmark in Hyderabad, to mark the National Girl Child Day.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Textile body seeks customs duty hike on man-made yarns in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Northern India Textile Mills' Association (NITMA) has urged the government to raise customs duty on man-made yarns to 10 per cent in the upcoming Union Budget.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Beijing issues alert for heavy air pollution
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Beijing has issued a yellow alert for heavy air pollution that took effect from Sunday, local authorities said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Plastic park to come up in UP's Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur (UP), Jan 24 (IANS) In another major push to industrialisation, a plastic park spread over 50 acres of land and housing around 100 manufacturing units would be set up in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, official said.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Hope to inspire next generation of girls, say women football icons
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With the nation observing the National Girl Child Day on Sunday, country's biggest women football stars spoke about the importance of young girls gaining more opportunities to play and how playing sport can help bring the best out of every girl child.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Exercising muscle may ward off chronic inflammation on its own
New York, Jan 24 (IANS) Human muscle has an innate ability to ward off the damaging effects of chronic inflammation when exercised, a new study suggests.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Technology
Pak okays Russian vaccine for 'emergency use'
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The Pakistan government has approved Russias Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for "emergency use authorisation" (EUA) and also gave a go-ahead to a local pharmaceutical company for its import and distribution, an informed official has confirmed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth Shukla comes back to grill contestants
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) With superstar Salman Khan busy with his prior commitments, actor Sidharth Shukla will be taking over the hosting duties, and will be grilling the contestants.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
13 Secretaries get new postings in major bureaucratic rejig
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle at the Centre, 13 Secretaries have been transferred and posted to different Ministries and departments while several senior civil servants have been promoted.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cases of mutant Covid-19 strain linked to Australian Open
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) A more contagious variant of Covid-19 first reported in the UK has been detected in three people associated with the Australian Open tennis event, officials have confirmed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Telangana's Covid count drops below 200
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Telangana's daily Covid count dropped below 200 while the state continued to report more recoveries than new positive cases, health officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23: Report
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The Pakistan government is developing a comprehensive roadmap aimed at making 5G internet services commercially available to consumers in 2022-23, a media report said on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gorakhpur to provide free coaching for competitive exams
Gorakhpur, Jan 24 (IANS) Gorakhpur became the first district in Uttar Pradesh to begin work for providing free coaching to students for the competitive exams.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
AAP condemns North MCD's proposal to increase councillor funds
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday condemned the North Delhi Municipal Corporation's proposal to hike development funds for municipal councillors in the next financial year.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UFC 257: Conor McGregor beaten by Dustin Poirier
Abu Dhabi, Jan 24 (IANS) Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor was on Sunday left stunned on his return to the UFC as Dustin Poirier claimed victory in their rematch at UFC 257 at the Etihad Arena.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Other Sports
CAIT seeks action against Amazon, Zomato for 'daylight robbery'
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent to Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal demanded immediate action against e-commerce entities including Amazon, Flipkart, Zomato, Swiggy and others.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
11 workers rescued from China gold mine after 2 weeks
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Eleven miners were rescued on Sunday after being trapped underground for two weeks following a blast in a gold mine in China's Shandong province.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 injured in Kabul blast
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Three civilians were injured as a blast struck a vehicle in Kabul on Sunday, a police spokesman said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
'Dynamite' by BTS hits 800 mn views on YouTube
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) The music video for "Dynamite," the historic BTS song that topped the Billboard's main singles chart last year, has earned 800 million YouTube views, the band's agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,National,Technology
Mistakes to avoid while redoing your living room
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Who doesn't want a home which radiates happiness and positivity! And giving a makeover to your house can help you get your dream home. The living room is a space where we spend our maximum time, and so it should be cool. If you are planning to redo the interiors of your living room, here are a few points shared by Raghunandan Saraf, Founder and CEO, Saraf Furniture, which must be kept in mind.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Medical expert clears the air around Covid-19 vaccines
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) To vaccinate or not to vaccinate - is the question on everybody's mind today. But in truth, an informed decision must be made as our country begins one of the biggest immunization drive of the century.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Increasing trend of egg freezing in India
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) Gone are the days, when women were asked to get married at age of 18 ? 22 years and were pressurized to complete their family by 24-26 years of age.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Poultry trade hit by bird flu scare, retail sales improve
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) For the first time, the number of states affected by the outbreak of bird flu has reached double digits in India, although wild birds are worst affected by this disease. The poultry trade has not yet recovered from the outbreak. However, the demand for chicken at hotels and restaurants has seen an improvement over the previous week.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UP: Couple released from jail find missing children
Agra, Jan 24 (IANS) The missing minor children of a couple, who had been jailed for five years for a crime they did not commit, have finally been traced to separate children's homes in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad and Kanpur.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
The art of good handwriting
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) If you have ever received a comment about your 'bad' handwriting, fret not, chances are that it might not be you but the pen that you used.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
18 book covers in Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize longlist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANSlife) The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has announced its longlist for the sixth edition at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2021.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Johnson looks forward to 'deepen longstanding alliance' with Biden
London, Jan 24 (IANS) UK Prime minister Boris Johnson said he "looks forward to deepening the longstanding alliance" with the US while speaking to US President Joe Biden.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
6 charged under NSA over illicit liquor trade in Bhopal
Bhopal, Jan 24 (IANS) In the wake of a hooch tragedy in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh, authorities have cracked the whip against those involved in illegal liquor trade in Bhopal and booked six persons under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).
2021-01-24
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Logistics players expect working capital package in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The logistics industry which has been impacted by the pandemic expects the upcoming Union Budget to announce a working capital package for the sector.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tamannaah Bhatia: Empowered women, empower women
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia likes group workout sessions, and says they keep her motivated.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vivo S7t to come with Dimensity 820 processor soon: Report
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is reportedly planning to launch a new phone 'Vivo S7t' with MediaTek Dimensity 820 processor soon.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Technology
Volatile expiry and budget expectations to drive markets (Market Watch)
The BSESENSEX hit the important milestone of 50,000 and reacted quite sharply from there. It was like it got a 440-volt electric shock and lost ground for the remaining two days of the week. The headline number for the week says that the BSESENSEX lost 156.13 points or 0.32 per cent to close at 48.878.54 points. NIFTY lost 61.80 points or 0.43 per cent to close at 14,371.90 points. The low and high for the week was 48,403.97 points and 50,184.01 points on the BSESENSEX. It was 14,222.80 points and 14,753.55 points on NIFTY.
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Shruti Haasan: Will definitely bring out more music this year
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-singer Shruti Haasan plans to focus as much on music this year as her film career. Beyond acting in films, Shruti has sung a plethora of songs in the English indie zone and over the years done playback in films, too.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
India juniors beat Chile seniors 2-0 in women's hockey
Santiago (Chile), Jan 24 (IANS) Maintaining their unbeaten streak during the tour of Chile, the Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile senior women's team 2-0 in their latest encounter. The two goals for India came in the last quarter through Sangita Kumari (48') and Sushma Kumari (56').
2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Hockey
Mamata again falls in BJP trap over 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans? (Sunday Special)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP's 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans seem to have once again politically trapped West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the former is linking her anger on the issue as one of "minority appeasement" in the eastern state slated to go to Assembly elections this year.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priests arrive at Alibaug venue for Varun-Natasha wedding
Alibaug, Jan 24 (IANS) On the morning of Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's special day, priests were seen entering 'The Mansion House' resort in Maharashtra's Alibaug where the wedding will take place. Varun will tie the knot with his childhood sweetheart Natasha Dalal on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
PM salutes 'nation's daughters' on National Girl Child Day
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday saluted the 'daughters of the nation' on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day and praised all those working towards the empowerment of the girl child and ensure them a life of dignity and opportunity.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Australian oppn leader says preparing for federal election
Canberra, Jan 24 (IANS) Leader of Australia's opposition Labor Party Anthony Albanese said on Sunday that he is preparing for a federal election, promising to release his signature economic policies well in advance of votes being cast.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Police chief lauds cops who cracked Kalkaji jeweller burglary case
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Srivastava has praised the police team which solved the Kalkaji jeweller burglary case.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,National
Two earthquakes jolt Chile
Santiago, Jan 24 (IANS) Two earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile's Magallanes and Antarctica region, with no reported casualties or damages, but authorities issued a tsunami warning after the first temblor.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S.Korea reports 392 more Covid-19 cases
Seoul, Jan 24 (IANS) South Korea on Sunday reported 392 more coronavirus cases, raising the total number of infections to 75,084.
2021-01-24
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
SAI seeks report over flouting of Covid norms at wrestling nationals
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has asked for a report from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after it was found that Covid-19 protocols were "allegedly flouted" on the first day of the national championship.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Pakistan seeks Turkey's help to run anti-India campaign
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Left with just a couple of friends in the global community and faced with the grim reality of finding no takers for its propaganda at international fora, Pakistan is now eyeing Turkey as a launchpad for its anti-India campaign. Urging Turkish media to focus on Kashmir and build a narrative against India is one such step taken recently by the Imran Khan government.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National
Improved eye tracking technology in VR systems
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Researchers have developed a mathematical model that helps accurately predict the next gaze fixation point and reduces the inaccuracy caused by blinking.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Health/Medicine
Hasina orders evacuation of heritage building for museum
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the evacuation of a 150-year-old heritage building in Chittagong which was once the law chamber of freedom fighter Jatindra Mohan Sengupta and his father advocate Jatra Mohon Sengupta, to be converted into a museum.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Google Drive becomes a goldmine for pirated, explicit content
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Cyber criminals and pirates of the Internet now have a new goldmine in Google Drive where they are freely storing and sharing illegal software licenses, movies, games and porn content -- most of which have allegedly been indexed in Google Search as some Drive users made such links public in their individual accounts.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Instant loan apps scam, the Chinese link
Hyderabad, Jan 24 (IANS) A month after the Telangana Police began the crackdown on illegal instant loan apps following suicide by five persons, the investigation showed a deeper Chinese link to the scam.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Action planned against AP colleges offering coaching for exams
Amravati, Jan 24 (IANS) The Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) in Andhra Pradesh plans to crack the whip on colleges given BIE affiliation for intermediate courses but which have turned their campuses into coaching centres to offer to help students prepare for various competitive exams.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
iOS 15 may drop support for iPhone 6, 2016 iPhone SE
San Francisco, Jan 24 (IANS) Apple is planning to release the iOS 15 operating system in June and now a new report has revealed that it may kill support for older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus as well as 2016 iPhone SE.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fungi strengthen plants to fend off aphids: Study
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Chinese mainland report 80 new Covid cases
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 80 new coronavirus cases, of which 65 were locally transmitted and 15 arrived from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Justin Bieber reflects on getting arrested in 2014
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber is looking back at the time when he was arrested in 2014, and shared that he is not proud of that moment in his life.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
AIIMS: After Lancet's study hesitation in taking Covaxin jab shouldn't exist
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) After the Lancet study, the raging controversy over the efficacy of Covaxin, India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, should not exist and the fear associated with the vaccination drive should also be put to rest, said Subhasis Panda, Deputy Director (administration), AIIMS, here.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kim shares third round lead after 67 at The American Express
La Quinta (California), Jan 24 (IANS) Korea's Si Woo Kim shot a 5-under 67 to share the third round lead with Max Homa and Tony Finau at The American Express.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Int'l working group reiterates backing for Libyan ceasefire deal
Tripoli, Jan 24 (IANS) The International Follow-Up Committee for Libya Security Working Group has reiterated their full and continued commitment to the implementation of the war-torn country's ceasefire agreement.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Kumar Sanu: Don't think person like me can do anything in politics
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Election time in Bengal is round the corner, and almost every party is looking for celebrity candidates, a trick that never fails. Playback superstar of the nineties Kumar Sanu, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) twice and left the party the final time after 2014, is amused when you ask him if he considers another shot at the game. Saying he has no plans to re-enter politics, Sanu reveals his agenda for joining politics earlier never got fulfilled.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Rani Mukerji: Fortunate to get projects that had strong female protagonists
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) On the occasion of National Girl Child Day on Sunday, Rani Mukerji opened up on the power of cinema to drive changes that could benefit women. The actress, who has been around in Bollywood for 24 years now, feels fortunate that she has by and large worked in films that offered her strong protagonists.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Canada needs continued efforts to fight Covid: Health official
Ottawa, Jan 24 (IANS) Stringent and consistent efforts are needed to sustain a downward trend in the coronavirus situation across Canada, which is currently under a second wave of the pandemic, the country's chief public health officer Theresa Tam said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Yogi bats for Atmanirbhar UP on foundation day
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the state was now moving towards becoming 'Atmanirbhar UP'.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Iran not interested in direct contact with Biden admin for now'
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) A top Iranian official has said that the Islamic Republic has had no contact with the administration of new US President Joe Biden, stressing that any possible talks could only be held within the "right format" of a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and major world powers.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'See you soon': Stokes heads to India ahead of Test series
London, Jan 24 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has headed to India ahead of the full-fledged tour which will see the two teams compete in four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs beginning February 5.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram aims to reduce road accidents by 25% this year
Gurugram, Jan 24 (IANS) The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of Gurugram has set a target of reducing the road fatalities by 25 per cent by the end of the year.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Mission Shakti': UP Woman seeks road repair before wedding
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman, who is preparing for her marriage next month, has approached the district magistrate with an unusual request.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
India records 14,849 new corona cases; active cases 1.84 lakh
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India recorded 14,849 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking the active cases to 1,84,408 and total tally to 1,06,54,533, Health Ministry data said. A total of 155 more fatalities took the country's COVID death toll to 1,53,339.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Spanish defence chief resigns for breaching vaccineprotocol
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS) General Miguel Angel Villarroya, Spain's Chief of Defence Staff, has resigned after it was claimed on that he and other high-ranking military officers had received a first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine in breach of protocol.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Spain,Politics
11th National Voters' Day to be celebrated on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Election Commission of India will celebrate eleventh National Voters Day with the theme of 'Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed'.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
8 facts why News Media Code needs to be tweaked: Google
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As the News Media Bargaining Code triggers a bitter war between Google and the Australian government, the tech giant has detailed eight facts on why reaching a workable Code is important but serious concerns with the current draft remain.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
LG may exit smartphone market but it's not game over
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The mobile business of LG Electronics has been in the red since the second quarter of 2015. Its accumulated operating loss reached nearly $4.5 billion last year and now, the South Korean company is planning to exit from the competitive smartphone market.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged at record high levels
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Retail fuel prices were unchanged on Sunday across the four metros.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Iran FM to start 5-nation tour over bilateral, regional issues
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will embark on a five-nation tour starting from Monday for talks on bilateral as well as regional issues, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Houthi rebels arrive in Jordan for UN-sponsored prisoner swap talks
Sanaa, Jan 24 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia announced the arrival of its delegation in Jordan's capital Amman for UN-sponsored talks with the Yemeni government on exchange of prisoners.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
HP farmers to add flavour to Indian cuisine with home-grown 'heeng'
Shimla, Jan 24 (IANS) After offering pest-free potatoes and exotic vegetables that are foodies' delight, farmers of Himachal Pradesh are set to add flavour to the Indian culinary life by offering home-grown asafoetida (heeng) -- a first for the country -- in the coming years.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hussain, Vaughan not happy with England's selection for 1st two India Tests
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Former skippers Nasser Hussain and Michael Vaughan are not happy with England's squad selection for the first two Tests against India in which they have rested wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
African nations urged to enhance Covid surveillance measures
Addis Ababa, Jan 24 (IANS) The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) ha warned countries to continue enhancing their surveillance measures against the Covid-19 pandemic amid the rapid spike fresh cases across the continent.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Natural antioxidants can keep heart, cancer diseases at bay
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) If you want to keep your immune system strong for fighting cardiovascular diseases or cancer, start taking natural antioxidants as health experts on Sunday stressed that it helps in improving overall health by providing many other health benefits.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Microsoft to integrate Teams across SAP solutions
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Enterprise application software provider SAP and Microsoft have announced to integrate video conference and collaboration platform Teams with SAPs intelligent suite of solutions.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Dedicated my life to the cause of Amazon forests'
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Shaji Thomas, a Keralite who landed in Brazil in 1989 on a scholarship, is now a citizen of the football crazy nation.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Andy Murray opts out of Australian Open
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Five-time champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open grand slam tournament beginning February 8.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
Facebook says 'configuration change' logged out some users
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A so-called configuration change at the back-end forced some Facebook users to log out of their accounts unexpectedly, according to the social network.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UNSC to discuss Abbas's initiative to hold int'l peace conference
Ramallah, Jan 24 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold a session to discuss the situation in the Middle East region including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's initiative to hold international peace conference, a senior official said here.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Rally in Tunisia's capital to demand release of protesters
Tunis, Jan 24 (IANS) Several hundred demonstrators took to the streets of Tunisia's capital Tunis to demand the release of the arrested protesters, leading to confrontations with security forces.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
Cyberpunk 2077 gets new update for PC, consoles, Stadia
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) CD Projekt Red has started rolling out its version 1.1 update for the Cyberpunk 2077 game as promised.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Italian watchdog directs TikTok to block unverified users
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The Italian Data Protection Authority has directed Chinese short-video making app TikTok to block unverified users in Italy until at least February 15.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
China to issue commemorative coin for Year of the Ox
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's central bank will issue a commemorative coin on Friday to celebrate the upcoming Chinese zodiac Year of the Ox.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Politics
Covid-19 vaccination to start soon in Iran: Rouhani
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that vaccination against the novel coronavirus in the country will start in the next few days.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
New-age Bollywood siblings who share love for acting
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) When budding actress Isabelle Kaif recently unveiled the first look of her upcoming film, fans quickly found resemblance with her famous sister, Bollywood star Katrina Kaif. For years, Bollywood has seen siblings entertaining audiences with their acting skills, and the list only keeps growing.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP: Youth poses with gun at his mother's head, arrested
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (IANS) A youth posing for a selfie, with a pistol pointed at his mother's head, has been arrested by the Shamli police.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Turkey launches fifth indigenous frigate
Ankara, Jan 24 (IANS) Turkey has launched its fifth indigenous frigate produced as part of the MILGEM project, a national warship program.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
Married 10 times, UP man murdered for property
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (IANS) With ten marriages behind him, this 52-year-old man was allegedly murdered by unidentified persons over property in the Bhojipura area here.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
London wedding organiser fined over $13k for breaching lockdown
London, Jan 24 (IANS) The organiser of a wedding attended by 400 guests in London is facing a fine of 10,000 pounds ($13,682) for a "shameful" breach of the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, police said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Real Madrid cruise past Alaves in LaLiga
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS) Real Madrid recovered from a painful few days which saw them lose in the semi-final of the Spanish Suercup to Athletic Club Bilbao and then crash out of the Copa del Rey to third tier Alcoyano, when they cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win away to Alaves, who were celebrating their centenary.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Weather improves in J&K, Ladakh, to stay dry till Jan 31
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) After a day-long spell of rain and snow that caused disruption of both air and surface transport, weather in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tropical storm Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique
Maputo, Jan 24 (IANS) Tropical storm Eloise has made landfall in central Mozambique with strong winds and intense rains, leaving a trail of destruction in the cities of Beira, Manica and Quelimane.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Mozambique,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
National Girl Child Day: Dream fearlessly, says Nishtha Satyam
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In India, January 24 is celebrated as the National Girl Child Day. On this occasion people are made aware of issues like safety, education, sex ratio, health of girls and programmes are also organised at various places.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK mulls hotel quarantine amid new variant concerns
London, Jan 24 (IANS) the UK government is considering the possibility of hotel quarantines for arrivals into the country amid concerns over new coronavirus variants found abroad.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India's new education policy to travel across the world
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With the aim to develop India as a global destination for education, the Central government is sharing the new Education Policy with various countries including the US, the UK, Oman, the UAE, Mauritius and Kuwait.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Panic buttons at road intersections in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Lucknow Police Commissionerate will soon install panic buttons at several intersections in the Uttar Pradesh capital city to assist people in case of any emergency.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
UP deputy CM gives 30-month salary for Ram temple
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, has handed over his 30-month salary for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Over 52 cr ballot papers for UP panchayat polls
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) With over 52 crore ballot papers, the State Elections Commission (SEC) in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for the three-layered panchayat polls for over 8.88 lakh posts with an electorate of over 12.5 crore.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Incidents of cops committing crime on the rise in UP
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) In a worrying development, incidents with policemen getting on the wrong side of law, are increasing.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SL to receive 1st batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in India is expected to arrive in the island nation on Wednesday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Intervention Impact: RBI expected to rein-in rising rupee (Currency Watch)
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to rein in any sharp appreciation in rupee due to hefty FIIs' inflows during the upcoming week.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bullet Train Project: 7 cos willing to construct undersea tunnel
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) At least seven Indian companies have shown interest for the construction of the undersea tunnel for the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor during the pre-bidding stage, officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi to get first exclusive public toilet for third gender
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) It may seem a little late but the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has finally decided to provide toilets in the national capital exclusively for the third gender.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fighting continues in Afghanistan amid progress in peace talks
Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) In the war-torn Afghanistan, fighting continues as more than 50 rebels mostly militants have been killed in the past 24 hours amid progress in the ongoing peace talks in Doha, officials said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Ex-Ireland cricketer Roy Torrens passes away
Dublin, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Ireland cricketer Roy Torrens has passed away at the age of 72, Cricket Ireland has informed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
New UK Covid strain: India needs to stay vigilant, say experts
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With reports now showing the new UK Covid-19 strain to be not just more infectious but also associated with a higher degree of mortality, health experts have cautioned that Indians need not panic over the mutations, but the country needs to stay vigilant.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Restore siren to mark Bapu's assassination: Gandhi kin to Prez
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) As India prepares to observe the 73rd anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, his descendants have appealed to restore an old tradition marking the exact time when the Father of the Nation fell to an assassin's bullets, stunning humanity.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Tibetans hopeful of seeing Biden host the Dalai Lama
Dharamsala, Jan 24 (IANS) Tibetans are hopeful of being united with the States once again with their globetrotting spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has a special relationship with US presidents that began with a gold watch, calling on President Joe Biden soon for substantive discussions.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Soon Rafale can land and take off on Purvanchal Expressway
Lucknow, Jan 24 (IANS) Combat aircraft, including the top-of-the-line Rafale or Sukhoi, will soon be able to land and take off from an airstrip being developed on the 340-km long Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Cup holders Arsenal out of FA cup, City survive
London, Jan 24 (IANS) There were no major upsets in the fourth round of the FA Cup as all of the Premier League sides qualified against lower league oppositions, although reigning FA Cup Champions Arsenal were knocked out of the tournament, and Manchester City had to suffer against a side from three leagues below them.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 25-31
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,National
A film works, not star sons (Column: B-Town)
It starts with a film that launches a newcomer. The film turns out to be a hit, which in turn makes the debutant actor a star. His payback time starts immediately. Henceforth, he carries the burden of expectations; he is supposed to give a hit in every film. A couple of more hits and the industry brands the actor a star, superstar and so on. Then, he is expected to only deliver hits.
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sri Lankan Health Minister tests coronavirus positive
Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Health Ministry officials confirmed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CRPF to get Micro UAV A-410 by May for Maoist operation
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a bid to gear up its force for a "big" anti-extremist operation in the Maoist hotbeds, especially in areas prone to attacks, the Central Resrve Police Force (CRPF) is engaged in adding updated gadgets and arms to its armoury. In the process, the force will use an upgraded version of the Netra-V2 drone named 'Micro UAV A-410'.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Saudi-led coalition destroys air target aimed at Riyadh
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in the ongoing conflict in Yemen said it destroyed an air target launched towards the Kingdom's capital Riyadh.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Stock markets' volatility set to flare up as Budget nears (Market Watch)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Volatility in Indias key stock markets are set to flare up as investors bet big on Union Budget 2021-22 to deliver policy reforms, sops and tax breaks.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
eGrocery to grow 8X in 5 years in India, JioMart big gainer
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) As the e-commerce battle intensifies in India, with Reliance Retail's JioMart being the latest major entrant with a massive potential to disrupt the space, the next big thing is the delivery of groceries online and the market size is estimated to grow eight times in the next five years in the country.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Once beggars, these kids aspire to join Army courtesy cop's school
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Around 500 children who were once seen begging, rag picking and fighting on the streets in Rajasthan's Churu district have now transformed into decent students and are attending regular classes, singing patriotic songs and dreaming high to serve the nation as defence personnel, police officers and doctors. This is courtesy the efforts of Dharamveer Jakhar, a police constable in Rajasthan who has been teaching them regularly for an hour every day since January 2016 in Aapni Pathshala, a school started by him.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Indonesia to develop new capital city after vaccine drive
Jakarta, Jan 24 (IANS) Indonesia remains committed to developing a new capital city in East Kalimantan province, which will start after the national Covid-19 vaccination program scheduled for completion in March 2022, according to a media report.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Jeet Ki Zid: Celebrates will power (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Jeet Ki Zid (series on Zee5); Cast: Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Sushant Singh, Aly Goni; Direction: Vishal Mangalorkar; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Global Covid-19 cases top 98.6mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 98.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.11 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Michael B. Jordan not the sexiest man in the world for girlfriend's dad
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Comedian and host Steve Harvey says his daughter Lori Harvey's boyfriend Michael B. Jordan is a nice guy, but says he still got his eye on the Hollywood heartthrob.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US key Covid-19 metrics show decline this week
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The rates of new Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths across the US are on the decline this week, though some areas are still reporting wrenching death rates, according to a latest report of The COVID Tracking Project.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dino James: My idea of music is it should be able to create nostalgia
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Rapper Dino James says his primary aim as a music artiste is to offer listeners something that is relatable.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Londoners urged to wear masks in open air to curb Covid-19 spread
London, Jan 24 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for tougher rules on wearing face coverings outside after revealing that more than 12,000 Londoners have died with the Covid-19 pandemic, a media report said.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
At 51, JLo realises she didn't love herself in her 30s
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has opened up about attending therapy throughout her 30s, and although she believed at the time she had plenty of self-love, she now understands her personal relationships were not ideal.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia criticises US embassy for supporting unsanctioned protests
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed the US Embassy in Moscow for interference in opposition rallies in Russia, which are the country's domestic affairs.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
France registers 23,924 new Covid-19 cases in a day
Paris, Jan 24 (IANS) France on Saturday reported 23,924 new cases of Covid-19 infection in a 24-hour span, raising the country's cumulative number of confirmed cases to 30,35,181, official data showed.
2021-01-24
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Russia logs 20,921 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS) Russia registered 20,921 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 21,513 a day earlier, the country's Covid-19 response centre said Saturday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
China's catering industry recovers in December 2020: Ministry
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) China's catering industry recovered in December 2020, with the scale of consumption rebounding to the same level seen a year earlier, official data shows.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Business/Economy
Iran reports 6,207 new Covid-19 cases, tally mounts to 1.36mn
Tehran, Jan 24 (IANS) Iran's health ministry reported 6,207 daily Covid-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total nationwide infections to 13,67,032.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Beijing's PM2.5 density drops 53% over past half decade
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Beijing reported a 53 per cent decrease in PM2.5 density in the past five years, achieving the goal set for the city's 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), local authorities said on Saturday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Portugal's Covid-19 deaths top 10,000
Lisbon, Jan 24 (IANS) Covid-19 deaths in Portugal passed the 10,000 mark Saturday after a record 274 fatalities were counted in the past 24 hours, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
2021-01-24
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Yediyurappa's makes U-turn, says illegal mining can be regularised in K'taka
Mysuru/Shivamogga, Jan 24 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Saturday made a U-turn on illegal mining and quarrying as he went from first declaring that his government will not allow them, only to retract it later, asserting that such activities can be regularised.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
B'luru social worker files complaint against 'Tandav' makers
Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) Keeping up the tempo by filing FIRs against the makers of "Tandav", a political thriller starring Saif Ali Khan, another FIR was registered in Krisna Raja Pura (K.R. Pura) Police limits of Eastern Bengaluru on Friday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Nothing can be bigger than securing home for homeless: Hasina
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that nobody will remain homeless in the country, which is celebrating the golden jubilee of its independence this year.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK records another 33,552 coronavirus cases, 1,348 deaths
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Another 33,552 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 36,17,459, according to the official figures released on Saturday.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Players will eventually struggle with Covid bubble: du Plessis
Karachi, Jan 23 (IANS) There will come a point when players will struggle with living in bio-secure bubbles during cricket competitions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Commercial flight services resume in Sikkim after 19 months
Gangtok, Jan 23 (IANS) Commercial passenger flight services at Sikkims lone airport at Pakyong near Gangtok resumed on Saturday after a gap of about 19 months.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Sikkim,Business/Economy
South African women beat Pak in 2nd ODI, take unbeatable 2-0 lead
Durban, Jan 23 (IANS) South Africa produced a fighting performance with the ball to edge out Pakistan women by 14 runs in a nail-biting second One-Day International (ODI) at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium here on Saturday to earn an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
2021-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pietersen wants Sibley, Crawley to read Dravid's advice
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to print an e-mail that India batting great Rahul Dravid had written to him and give it to openers Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
AFI announces certification course district technical officials
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced the setting up of a certification course for more than 2,100 district technical officials. The AFI said that it aims to have 10,000 such district technical officials across the country in the next five years.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mahindra to gift SUVs to Thakur, 5 debutant cricketers
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra on Saturday said that he would be gifting a Mahindra Thar SUV to six players who played an integral role in India's victory over Australia in the recently concluded Test series Down Under.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Datta one step closer to sealing national racing title
Coimbatore, Jan 23 (IANS) Chennai's Ashwin Datta came a step closer to sealing the national title in the Formula LGB 4 category with a win and a second-pace finish on Saturday at the Kari Motor Speedway. The results took his points tally for the season to 57 in the FMSCI National Racing Championship.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
ISL: 10-man FC Goa hold Kerala to 1-1 draw
Bambolim, Jan 23 (IANS) FC Goa managed to fend off a tough press by Kerala Blasters to settle for a point each with a 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
B'luru police bust question paper leak racket, KPSC postpones FDA exam
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police busting the question paper leak racket on Saturday night, Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has cancelled competitive examinations for First Division Assistant scheduled on Sunday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bird flu outbreak reported in 13 states so far: Centre
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Cases of bird flu have been confirmed in 13 states so far of which of which Avian Influenza has been reported in poultry birds from nine states whilein wild birds from 12 states, the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying confirmed on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav exits nationals in blaze of drama
Noida, Jan 23 (IANS) Narsingh Yadav's day at the freestyle Wrestling National Championship started with him beaming on stage at the Noida Stadium as he was felicitated by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). It ended dramatically with him fuming and distraught after he was beaten by Amit Dhankar in a thrilling 74kg quarter-final bout.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Properly cooked poultry meat, eggs safe to eat: FSSAI
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A document issued by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India suggests that proper cooking inactivates the bird flu virus present inside meat and eggs.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana logs 221 more Covid cases, tally reaches 2.93 lakh
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Telangana registered 221 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 2.93 lakh, even as 431 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Lalu admitted to cardiac ICU at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi after developing pneumonia, late on Saturday evening, officials told IANS.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amit Shah pays tribute to Netaji in Guwahati
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary in Guwahati.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Imposition of Emergency has long lasting impact on generations: Justice Ramana
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Justice N.V. Ramana of the Supreme Court, the judge who is due to become the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), said on Saturday that emergencies have a long-lasting impact on generations.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AP SEC complains to DGP about govt employee's alleged threat
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday complained to the director general of police Gautam Sawang about a government employee's alleged threat and asked him to keep a close watch on him.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
78,319 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,58,687
Gandhinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) A total of 78,319 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 31,116 on Saturday, even as 423 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,58,687, while one death in the past 24 hours raised Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,375.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Root topples Boycott, becomes 6th highest run scorer for England
Galle, Jan 23 (IANS) England captain Joe Root went past former opener Geoffrey Boycott on the list of top run-getters for England here on Saturday. Root, who was unbeaten on 67 after the end of the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka, has moved to 8,119 runs and is now five runs clear of Boycott, who retired a long time ago.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Shah launches Ayushman CAPF scheme for 28L lakh central force personnel
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the 'Ayushman CAPF' plan, extending the healthcare benefits of the Central health insurance scheme to the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and their dependents.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Politics
A star is born: Sandeep Singh steals gold at wrestling nationals
Noida, Jan 23 (IANS) Sandeep Singh was 14 years old when his coach gave him a target to win gold at the Olympics. The year was 2012, and his life since has been all about working towards that target, even if it meant missing his sister's wedding or not going home during festivals.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Over 15L vaccinated, 11 hospitalised in inoculation drive: Health Ministry
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday that 15,37,190 people have been administered Covid-19 vaccines across the country so far.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India is following footsteps that Netaji had dreamt of: PM Modi
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Paying homage to legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the country is following in his footsteps and working towards creating an India Netaji once dreamt of.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: TRAU hope to grab maiden win as they meet Chennai City
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Tenth-placed Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) will lock horns against eighth-placed Chennai City FC here on Sunday. With little separating the teams at the bottom half of the points table, both would aim to wriggle out of the rut.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Northeast has potential to become big tourist hub: Amit Shah (Ld)
Shillong, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the northeast on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity to the region.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
After Sasikala, her cellmate also tests Covid positive
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide V. K. Sasikala's prison cellmate and sister-in-law, J. Ilavarasi has also tested Covid-19 positive. She has been admitted to Victoria Hospital, the prison authorities said here on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra government creating Constitutional crisis: TDP
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) A host of leaders from the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Saturday criticized the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) for opposing the rural local bodies' elections, even as they have been welcoming the polls since many days.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ktaka's budget outlay might dip by at least 10% in 2021-22 fiscal
Mysuru, Jan 23 (IANS) Karnataka chief minister, B. S. Yediyurappa on Saturday hinted that Athe state budget for 2021-22 will be downsized given the financial condition as a fallout of the Covid -19 pandemic.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
I-League: Confident Aizawl FC aim for a win over Indian Arrows
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 23 (IANS) After getting their first win in I-League this season -- a 2-0 verdict against Gokulam Kerala FC -- sixth-placed Aizawl FC would aim to continue their winning form when the Mizoram-based club crosses swords against bottom-placed Indian Arrows here on Sunday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
As farmers claim tractor rally on, Delhi Police say talks still ongoing
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as farmers' groups claimed that they have received permission to enter Delhi for their tractor rally that is slated to be staged on Republic Day, the Delhi Police issued an official statement saying that talks with the protesting farmers are still in the final stage.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mobile industry raises demand for GST rate cut in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Industry body India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has renewed its demand for reducing Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the mobile industry ahead of the Union Budget to be presented on February 1.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Looking for a spark, Bengaluru face struggling Odisha (Match Preview 70)
Goa, Jan 23 (IANS) Seventh-placed Bengaluru FC (BFC) find themselves in a tough spot in the Indian Super League (ISL). They have lost five of their last six games and won none. After the exit of Carles Cuadrat, interim coach Naushad Moosa has been unable to turn things around. On Sunday though, he has the chance to spark a recovery when the Blues face ISL's bottom-dwellers Odisha FC.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Growing up in bilingual home can make kids more attentive: Study
London, Jan 23 (IANS) If you grew up speaking two different languages, it can shift your attention between different tasks quicker than those who pick up a second language later in life, a new study suggests.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Lalu Prasad shifted to AIIMS, New Delhi for treatment
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal president and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad,73, was on Saturday evening shifted to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jamshedpur coach Coyle dreams of ISL playoff in game vs Hyderabad
Goa, Jan 23 (IANS) As the business end of the Indian Super League (ISL) beckons, Jamshedpur find themselves in a precarious position after 12 games. Three defeats on the spin have seen them drop to eighth on the points table. And when they face Hyderabad FC on Sunday, they will be desperately seeking a turnaround as they set their sights on qualifying for their first-ever playoffs.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
15,000 farmers launch Nashik-Mumbai 'vehicle march'
Nashik (Maharashtra), Jan 23 (IANS) Over 15,000 farmers started a 'vehicle-march' comprising trucks, tempos, autos and other vehicles from Nashik to Mumbai to join the agitation programmes opposing the three new farm laws, scheduled in the country's commercial capital over the next three days, top leaders said here.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Security beefed up in Gurugram ahead of R-Day celebrations
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) The Gurugram police have made several security arrangements ahead of Republic Day which will be celebrated at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium at Sector-38 in Gurugram.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Defence/Security
Mika Singh turns rapper for TV show
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has turned rapper for an upcoming television show, which is a Punjabi love story.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-League: Mohammedans keen to get back to winning ways vs Punjab
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 23 (IANS) Undefeated in the I-League so far, Mohammedan Sporting Club would look to brush away their 2-2 draw against Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) Football Club when the Black Panthers came back from two goals down to snatch a point.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Dates for Gujarat local body polls declared
Gandhinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) The Gujarat State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday announced the local body elections in the state, involving six municipal corporations, 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. The terms of these seats had ended last year, but the elections were postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic. With Saturday's announcement, the model code of conduct (MCC) becomes effective in these constituencies.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Suspension of sentence by HC crucial for Bharti against disqualification: Legal experts
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) After a Delhi court on Saturday sentenced Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti to two years imprisonment for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a 2016 case, the issue over his disqualification has come into the fore.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rajendra Bhandari, SEEDS selected for Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajendra Kumar Bhandari has been selected in individual category for the Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 along with Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) in the institutional category for invaluable contribution and selfless service in India in the field of Disaster Management.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Home sweet home, says Shubman Gill on arrival at home
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rising Indian batting star Shubman Gill on Saturday put out a picture with his family after reaching home. "Home sweet home (emoticon: heart)," tweeted the opening batsman, along with the photo with his mother, father, and sister.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Dalits denied funeral at public crematorium in Kerala's Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Despite living in the 21st century, a shocking incident of untouchability has come to light in Palakkad district in Kerala where a public crematorium refused to let the family perform the last rites of a Dalit woman.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National
Possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have tested a new combination therapy that showed reduced growth of head and neck cancer in the animal-based study.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Long infiltration tunnel unearthed by BSF on J&K border
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) A long infiltration tunnel was unearthed by troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday on the international border in Jammu & Kashmir's Kathua district.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Farmers from Punjab being instigated: BJP kisan morcha chief Chahar
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Farmers, especially from Punjab, are being instigated by political parties, to oppose the three central farm laws, while 60 per cent Indian farmers support the new laws, BJP's national Kisan morcha president Rajkumar Chahar said on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Placental function can illuminate future disease: Study
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a direct association between placental function in pregnant women and future metabolic disorders in children and adults.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Talk show legend Larry King dies at 87
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Talk show legend Larry King passed away on Saturday, aged 87. He was admitted to hospital earlier this month after testing Covid positive.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
After South Asia, India sends coronavirus vaccines to Morocco in Africa
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India has flown the first lot of coronavirus vaccines to Africa, after having shipped these to friendly South Asian neighbours when a Royal Air Maroc plane left India for Moroccan capital Rabat on Friday evening.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Mumbai gets first statue of Balasaheb Thackeray
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Almost nine years after his death, Mumbai got the first life-size bronze statue honouring the memory of Shiv Sena founder-patriarch late Balasaheb Keshav Thackeray, on his 95th birth anniversary here on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amit Sadh: I try to give dignity to broken characters
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who plays the protagnist in the new web series Jeet Ki Zid, says he recreates every character on screen using a little bit of himself.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Python rescued from air force septic tank in Agra
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) A 4-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by Wildlife SOS from an open septic tank inside the Airforce station in Agra.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Haryana: Badshahpur MLA to propose amendments in Societies Act in Assembly
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) In order to ensure corruption-free functioning of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in Gurugram, Badshahpur MLA Rakesh Daulatabad will soon move amendments in the Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies Act through a private member's Bill in the state Assembly.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Melorra expands physical footprint to Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Melorra, India's fastest growing lightweight fine jewellery brand designing affordable jewellery for everyday wear, today forayed into its largest market, Delhi-NCR with three new physical experience centres.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
When Sarat Bose struck out at Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Subhas Chandra Bose struck out at the Congress holy trinity of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru like a terminal velocity in 1938 and 1939 at two successive Congress sessions. His entry as Congress President was akin to a ripcord as he posed not just a challenge to the heavy hitters but ushered in a new thinking and ideal for the Party. At the Haripura Congress, Subhas Chandra Bose became president of the Congress and a year later in Tripuri, he forced the issue again despite strident opposition from the trio and won the Presidency by 95 votes more than Gandhiji's candidate Pattabhi Sitaramayya. After Bose won convincingly, Gandhi said Pattabhi's defeat was "more mine than his".
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Arati Kadav's new short film reflects how lockdown affected her
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Arati Kadav says the uncertainty the world has been facing due to the global pandemic has affected her mind, too.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi police arrest three men from J'khand for cyber fraud
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi police have arrested three men from Jharkhand's Jamtara and Dhanbad districts for their involvement in a cyber fraud case in the national capital's Dwarka area. They also recovered 23 SIM cards, 9 debit cards and 3 mobile phones from their possession.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Spike in Covid cases in Kerala, 6,960 test positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) There seems to be no relief in the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Kerala with as many as 6,960 persons testing positive for the dreaded disease on Saturday, a release issued by the office of state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
AIMIM's Gujarat unit launched to contest local polls
Gandhinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Asaduddin Owaisi's All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) which has joined hands with the Bhartiya Tribal Party (BTP) in Gujarat to contest the local body polls, launched its unit in the state on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Jai Shri Ram' slogan angers Mamata during Netaji's birth anniversary
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre are engaged in a tussle over the celebration of Netajis 125th birth anniversary that is taking place in Kolkata on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
DUSU seeks information about admissions under OBC quota
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) has demanded to make public the number of seats left vacant under the OBC quota in Delhi University (DU). The students union has sought information from various colleges affiliated to the DU in this regard. Along with this DUSU has also requested the colleges to give information about the total admission numbers in the varsity through the OBC quota.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Northeast has potential to become big tourist hub: Amit Shah
Shillong, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving no stone unturned in promoting Northeast on the world map and bringing progress and prosperity in the region.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Delhi govt asks children for ideas to improve child care institutions
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) While addressing a programme organised by the Delhi government to celebrate the National Girl Child Day, Delhi's Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam asked the children to share their suggestions to improve child care institutions so as to make Delhi an ideal place in terms of child care.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Actor Vineet Kumar Singh pens and sings a tribute song for Indian soldiers
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Vineet Kumar Singh on Saturday dedicated a song to the Indian soldier, which he has written and sung. The actor said his effort aims at commemorating the nation's 71st Republic Day that is coming up on January 26.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Root leads England reply after Sri Lanka score 381
Galle (Sri Lanka), Jan 23 (IANS) England overcame early loss of wickets to end the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at 98 for two with skipper Joe Root leading the charge with an unbeaten 67, as the visitors replied to Sri Lanka's 381 in the first innings. England are still 283 runs behind with eight wickets in hand.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pregnant Paloma Faith rushed to hospital for second time
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Paloma Faith, who is expecting her second child, had to be rushed to the hospital for the second time after she complained of cramps.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TV star Aditya Redij on what drew him to role in 'Bawara Dil'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Television actor Aditya Redij says his role of Shiva in the upcoming show Bawara Dil, drew him because it adds a wow factor to the script.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kuldeep likely to play Tests vs England, hints team management
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian team management is likely to field Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav in the forthcoming four-Test series against England in February-March. The left-arm spinner was not played in the four-Test series in Australia even as India tried as many as 20 players due to injuries.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vipul Shah's series 'Human' is a thriller about medical trials
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah has ventured into the web space with a new medical thriller show titled Human. He says the show is not about Covid but highlights medical trials that have taken place across the world for decades now.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ISL: Jackichand goes to Mumbai City, Choudhary to Jamshedpur
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Saturday confirmed signing Jackichand Singh from Jamshedpur FC. The 28-year old returns to the Islanders for his second stint with the Club, putting pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Rahul Dev: Web series offer time to develop, portray a character properly
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Rahul Dev plays an important role in the upcoming thriller web series, The Perfect Script. He says he enjoys working in web shows because the medium lets an actor develop and portray a character properly.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rishi Reddy captures AITA men's tennis title in style
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) The final match between top seed Rishi Reddy of Karnataka and Gujarat's Madhwin Kamath promised to be an exciting affair, but eventually ended up in a one-sided affair with the former grabbing the top honurs in the Rs.1 lakh prize money All India Tennis Association Men's Championship here on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Goa withdraws controversial municipal ordinance amid pressure from merchants
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday withdrew a controversial amendment made last month to the state's municipal act, which would phase out the existing leases of stores and shops in municipality run markets in Goa to only ten years.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shah to attend golden jubilee of Himachal's statehood
Shimla, Jan 23 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be the chief guest in the presence of BJP President J.P. Nadda at the golden jubilee function of Himachal Pradesh's statehood here on January 25, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
ISIS leader Zahran Hashim's videos used to radicalise TN jihadi gang: NIA
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Videos and speeches of Sri Lankan Islamic State leader Zahran Hashim were used by 'jihadi' gang 'Shahadat is our Goal' to radicalise youths in Tamil Nadu during 2017-2018 calling for violent jihad to liberate their associates lodged in prisons.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lakshmi Manchu: Drew from real people to create my role in 'Pitta Kathalu'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Lakshmi Manchu, who will be seen in the Telugu OTT series Pitta Kathalu, says she has brought alive her character of Swaroopakka drawing from a mix of people she has seen in life.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yediyurappa says illegal mining will be completely stopped
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa on Saturday said illegal quarrying or mining will not be permitted in the state and necessary action will be taken against such activities.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Final stage of Budget 2021-22 commences with Halwa ceremony
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Halwa ceremony, marking the final stage of the Budget making process, was held in North Block on Saturday afternoon in the presence of Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Good to see everyone contribute to win in Aust: Rahane to teammates
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India captain Ajinkya Rahane praised the India team players' contribution during the series win in Australia and acknowledged the fact that it was a collective effort.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Future bright as Global VC funding soars $300.5 bn: KPMG (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic had little impact on the deal street as global VC funding in 2020 was $300.5 billion - up from $281.6 billion in 2019 and second only to 2018's record $329.7 billion despite a drop in deal volume, the latest edition of a KPMG report said on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Somnath Bharti gets 2 years imprisonment for assaulting AIIMS staff
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A special MP/MLA court in Delhi on Saturday sentenced Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti to two years imprisonment for assaulting AIIMS security staff in a 2016 case.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Akshay to Taapsee: Proud of you, your journey
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is proud of actress Taapsee Pannu's growth in career.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Budget Session: Modified parking plan for MPs vehicles
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) There will be a modified parking plan for the vehicles being used by the Members of Parliament (MPs) during the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament starting January 29.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
WHO chief thanks Modi for 'continued support' to Covid-19 response
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "continued support" to the global Covid-19 response.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National
Youth injured as neighbour shoots at him following fight over dog
Muzaffarpur, Jan 23 (IANS) A youth was critically injured when a neighbour fired at him following a fight over his (the youth's) dog in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district in the Kanti police station area. Four bullets hit 20-year-old Keshav Kumar's leg.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian cricketers to assemble in Chennai on Jan 27
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Members of the Indian cricket team will assemble in Chennai on January 27 ahead of the first Test against England that begins at the M. Chidambaram Stadium on February 5.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
VC funding in India hits $3.1 billion in Q4: KPMG
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With 294 deals, venture capital investment in India reached $3.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $3.6 billion in the previous quarter, said a KPMG report.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Room with ventilator,oxygen ready in AIIMS, in anticipation of Lalu
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A room in a private ward reserved for VVIPs has been demarcated in All India institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by the authorities in anticipation of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad's arrival who is expected to fly down here through a chartered plane from Ranchi.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nandi, Naga, Ganesha, Lepakshi to feature in AP's tableau
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government will showcase Nandi, Naga, Ganesha and Lepakshi temple as part of its Republic Day parade tableau in New Delhi.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
When Bose backed Nehru on corralling the Princes
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Haripura Congress session of 1938 is considered seminal for many reasons, not the least for Subhas Chandra Boses whiplash, inducing the speech as the new party president.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
England spinners' tap may run dry on dry Indian pitches
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Touring England spinners' failure to take a single wicket in hosts Sri Lankan first innings of the ongoing second Test in Galle, has put a question mark on their ability to perform in India when their four-Test tour begins early next month.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Development of NE to facilitate Atmanirbhar Bharat : Modi (Ld)
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that with the all-round development of the northeastern region, "Atmanirbhar Bharat" would be achieved.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Tourists can now peek inside Pune's historic Yerwada jail (2nd Ld)
Pune (Maharashtra), Jan 23 (IANS) Marking a new chapter for tourists, the Maharashtra government will throw open important prisons in the state for 'jail tourism', starting this Republic Day on January 26 with the historic 150-year-old Yerwada Central Jail in Pune.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Lalu Prasad likely to be shifted to AIIMS for treatment
Ranchi, Jan 23 (IANS) Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal president and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad is likely to be shifted to New Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for treatment on Saturday evening.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Saina going through toughest phase of her career: U Vimal Kumar
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former world No.1 Saina Nehwal is going through the toughest phase of her career and needs to take care of herself so as to avoid any more defeats, says former national champion and coach U. Vimal Kumar.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
TV star Pooja Banerjee happy that the trend of music videos is back
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) TV star Pooja Banerjee, who recently shot for a music video titled Hum, feels it is a great thing that music videos are back in vogue.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sharad Malhotra: It's upsetting that Jan 26 is just a holiday and dry day for some
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Sharad Malhotra says he is sad that many Indians think of days like Republic Day as mere days for relaxation. The actor says nowadays people are also upset that these days are dry days.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
In last-minute change, PM visits Netaji's Elgin Road residence
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Making a last minute change to its official schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Netaji's ancestral home at Elgin Road on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Genelia shares her 'forever waali love story' with Riteish
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Genelia Deshmukh has shared an adorable video featuring her husband and actor Riteish Deshmukh.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Silent witness to Netaji's Great Escape: German Wanderer sedan
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) As the nation is busy celebrating 125th birth anniversary of India's freedom legend Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with much fanfare, an iconic German Wanderer sedan of 1937 stands silent witness at Bose's Kolkata Elgin Road ancestral home from where he had made a "great escape" to Jharkhand's Gomoh railway station in 1941 to finally reach Germany.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BKU leader accuses govt of acts to disrupt tractor rally
Ghazipur, Jan 23 (IANS) A day after the protesting farmers leaders on Delhi's Singhu border caught a person who confessed to hatching a conspiracy to disrupt the proposed tractor rally on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Saturday alleged that the Centre and the administration are the ones behind such a "conspiracy".
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Music composer Vipin Patwa unveils his first non-film song
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Music composer Vipin Patwa, known for his work in Bollywood films like De De Pyaar De and Hum Chaar, has collaborated with singer Anirudh Kaushal for his first non-film song titled Sach manu ya fareb.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CT helps catch high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified that multiple CT findings can identify patients with high-risk non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) -- advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis, that is -- though the presence of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remains elusive on CT.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
K'taka to soon issue directives to mine owners: Minister
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the state government will soon issue a directive to all mine owners and explosive material suppliers. The order would specify the quantity of explosives for storage, use or transportation at a time.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Brie Larson bags drama series Lessons in Chemistry
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Brie Larson will reportedly star in and executive produce the drama series Lessons In Chemistry.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Halsey cancels tour, says safety is priority
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Halsey has cancelled her tour, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. She announced her decision on Twitter.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Policy proposal for employment generation, scale-up in MSME sector
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A new policy proposal for creating an Udyog Sahayak Enterprises Network (USENET) was released on Saturday. The proposal is the result of a collaboration between Azim Premji University, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Nora Fatehi slays it with a French whiff in new post
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress-dancer Nora Fatehi is quite the French diva in her latest post on social media.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra govt employees threaten to boycott panchayat polls
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) Hours after the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday issued a notification for the four-phase panchayat polls, the state government employees associations representatives threatened to boycott the elections because of the pandemic.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
7 planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 may be made of similar stuff
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The seven rocky planets orbiting the the red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 have remarkably similar densities, which provides clues about their composition.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Australian states further ease border curbs
Canberra, Jan 23 (IANS) Western Australia (WA) authorities on Saturday announced that the state will reopen its border to New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland from Monday as they have continued to record zero locally acquired Covid-19 cases.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Netaji's role in freedom struggle can't be forgotten: Andhra Governor
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan paid floral tributes to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary and said that his contribution to India's freedom struggle cannot be forgotten.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
3 rockets fired at Baghdad airport
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Iraqi military said on Saturday that three rockets were fired at the Baghdad airport, just three days after the capital city witnessed two back-to-back suicide bombings.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
How you look, feel are key instigators to going about your daily life: Hrithik
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) How you look, and feel are two key instigators to going about your daily life, says Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Uncertainty in Chinese business community as Covid 19-induced restrictions return
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Uncertainty and fear have gripped the business community in China as it reported an increase in Covid-19 cases. Another round of lockdown in parts of the country could impact the economic revival leaving many jobless once again. China reported 144 new cases on Thursday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fiscal support for growth in 2020 decade likely to be lower, says report
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The fiscal support toward economic growth in the 2020 decade is expected to be lower than in the previous corresponding period, Motilal Oswal Financial Services said in a report.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak awaits 'gift' from China as India delivers vaccine supplies to key partner countries
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Even as the Indian Covid-19 vaccines reached Seychelles and Myanmar on Friday afternoon, and Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives the day before, Pakistan is increasingly growing restless awaiting its 500,000 coronavirus vaccine dose 'gift' from iron brother China.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Lahiri fails to make cut in PGA Tour event at La Quinta
La Quinta, California, Jan 23 (IANS) : India's Anirban Lahiri failed to make the cut at PGA Tour's American Express golf at the PGA West Stadium Course here.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
FY21 NH construction pace to improve EPC players' performance: Report
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The record construction pace of national highways in FY21 coupled with the recent government measures is expected to improve the operational performance of engineering, procurement and construction companies in the road sector, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said in a report.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Subhas Chandra Bose, and the idea of India
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The start of the year-long celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary from Saturday, the Parakram Diwas ought to go beyond the prosaic and verbose speeches, book and stamp launches, statue unveiling and seminars. The need of the hour, is to connect this legendary man of the masses with people of today, especially the youth and millennials. This is possible only by disseminating how this charismatic leader wasnt merely a magician of words but one who had a vision for India, and the ability to translate it into reality. He showed his genius as a socio-economic-political thinker, delving on varied aspects of nation building, be it industrialisation, social reforms, education, women emancipation, among others, and very importantly organising the Indian National Army.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pre-buying before OEMs price hikes, lifted Dec vehicle demand: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Pre-buying of vehicles before OEMs' price hikes lifted demand in December, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi assures Brazil Prez of strengthening ties in healthcare sector (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured Brazilian President Jair M. Bolsonaro of strengthening India's cooperation with the South American nation in the healthcare sector.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BSF detects tunnel along IB in J&K
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) Ahead of the Republic Day, Border Security Force troopers have detected a key tunnel along the international border in Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir that may have been used by terrorists, officials said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
PIA pays $7mn after plane seizure in Malaysia
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) confirmed that it has paid around $7 million o a jet company after a plane of the flag carrier was seized by Malaysian authorities over the non-payment of aircraft lease dues, the media reported on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Work in unison to contain Covid spread: LS Speaker Birla tells agencies ahead of Budget Session
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Emphasising that utmost standards of sanitisation and fumigation may be made during the Budget Session commencing next week, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Saturday directed all agencies concerned to work in unison to contain the possibility of Covid-19 infection.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dragon targets telecom to breach security, firewall ready in 6 months (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) In a bid to counter cyber-attacks and data theft, primarily perpetrated from China, the government seems determined to implement the new security directives in the telecom sector, cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), within the next six months.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Technology
Varun Dhawan arrives at Sangeet venue, few Bolly celebs spotted too
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan is all set to tie the knot this weekend with longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal and wedding festivities have already begun in Alibaug. On Saturday, as per latest development, the actor arrived at the venue for his Sangeet ceremony.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Terror hideout busted, ammunition recovered in J&K
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) A large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered after a terrorist hideout was busted by the security forces in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Tax data transfer between FB group companies: Govindacharya to FM
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Amid raging controversy surrounding WhatsApp's new data privacy policy, former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue KN Govindacharya on Saturday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to impose taxes on data transfer between Facebook group companies.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
13 killed in Philippines shootout
Manila, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed, including a police officer, and four others injured on Saturday during a shootout in the Philippines' Maguindanao province, according to authorities.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
James Anderson picks 30th five-wicket haul, goes clear of McGrath
Galle, Jan 23 (IANS) James Anderson picked his 30th five-wicket haul in Test cricket as he moved to sole sixth position among cricketers with most five-wicket hauls.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Dubai-based Indian boy makes special portrait of Modi
Dubai, Jan 23 (IANS) A Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala has made a six-layered stencil portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift to him on the occasion of the country's Republic Day (January 26), a media report said.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
BJP, RSS 'destroying' democracy: Raj CM Gehlot
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has said that the BJP-RSS combine is "destroying" Indian democracy through wrong policies and administrative measures.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Twitter acts on inactive accounts, new verification soon
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Micro-blogging platform Twitter has started removing blue verification badges from inactive and incomplete accounts and will begin the new verification process for its users in few weeks.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Relationship insecurities may up postnatal depression in men
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Men, take note. If you are a new father and insecured about the relationship with your partner, it may trigger depression, a new study suggests.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
WHO panel to make recommendations on Moderna Covid vax
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) panel of vaccine experts is set to issue recommendations on Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Fuel dearer again: Petrol prices up by 22-25 p/l, diesel by 24-26
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Saturday reaching new all-time highs as oil marketing companies (OMCs) decided to break the pause in revision of auto fuel prices to bridge the widening under recovery.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo to start Agra-Bengaluru flight from March
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) As part of its strategy to bolster its regional connectivity, IndiGo has announced Agra as its 64th domestic destination. The airline will connect Agra to Bengaluru and Bhopal through direct flights under the RCS scheme from March 28.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
Sudheer Babu shows quirky use of hammer in the gym
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Telugu actor Sudheer Babu seems to have hit upon a quirky workout formula for a solid body, and it involves a hammer!
2021-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'US risks falling into economic hole without decisive action'
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) White House economic adviser Brian Deese said that the US risks falling into a "very serious economic hole" without decisive action, urging Congress to approve more Covid-19 relief as soon as possible.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Intelligent cord-free Dyson vacuum to ensure dust-free homes
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Keeping in mind Indian households that have various types of hidden dust which includes cockroach allergens, dust mites allergens, dog allergens, mould, bacteria and fungi on surfaces, global technology company Dyson has brought an intelligent, AI-driven 'V11 Absolute Pro cord-free vacuum cleaner to the country.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kareena Kapoor's well-heeled confession
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has shared what would be the only situation when one could find her lowering her head.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jammu-Srinagar highway closed again due to snowfall
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) After opening for a few hours on Saturday, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway has been closed again due to heavy snowfall, officials said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
California reports record spike in daily Covid deaths
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) In yet another grim milestone, California, the most populous state in the US, has once again reported its highest spike in the number of single-day Covid-19 deaths.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Ram Gopal Varma: 'D Company' to be mother of all gangster films
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Saturday shared the first look of his new film D Company, which he says will be the mother of all gangster films. 
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Teams undergo Covid-19 tests, ready for Mushtaq Ali T20 knockouts
Ahmedabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The eight teams that will play the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here at the Motera from January 26 have undergone their Covid-19 tests and ended their brief quarantine period. They will begin practice from Sunday i.e. January 24.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Decision on farmers' tractor rally on Saturday
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With barely a few days left before the Republic Day parade in the national capital, the proposed tractor rally already announced by the farmer unions to be held on Delhi's Outer Ring Road has hit several roadblocks but the farmers are adamant on carrying out the rally.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Natural Covid-19 remedy-makers conduct clinical trial
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) The makers of two ayurvedic COVID-19 remedies have claimed that the treatments have been found to work better than the standard medicines in a comparative trial.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Akshay-starrer 'Bachchan Pandey' to release on Jan 26 next year
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchan Pandey is all set to release on January 26 next year, the actor has confirmed in an Instagram post.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sana Jafri acts in 'Gidh' teleplay, calls the hybrid theatre format exciting
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Pakistani actress Sana Jafri, who features in Zee Theatre's latest teleplay 'Gidh' -- the story of two women's lives connected with one man -- says that she could feel her character in her bones by the end of the shooting.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
150-year-old Yerwada Jail to welcome tourists from R-Day (Ld)
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 23 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra government has decided to throw open important prisons in the state for 'jail tourism', starting January 26 with the historic Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, on its 150th anniversary, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi art show to explore 'the gaze'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANSlife) Ways of Seeing, a historic exhibition by DAG focuses on one of the most contested spaces in Indian art - the gaze - featuring 150 works by female and male artists paralleling the modern art movement in India. Bringing back into focus concepts such as scopophilia or the pleasure of looking at something or someone with reference to the gazer and the gazed, the show explores the subtle distinctions in the ways the artists of both sexes create and experience art.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bigg Boss 14: Nikki Tamboli turns 'dumboli' for survival?
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nikki Tamboli was loud and rude ever since she set foot inside the Bigg Boss 14 house, but there was a distinctive spark which overshadowed the rest in the initial weeks. Now, she seems to have lost the spark, with her gameplay increasingly seeming dumb and irritating.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
150-year-old Yerwada Jail to welcome tourists from R-Day
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Jan 23 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Maharashtra government has decided to throw open important prisons in the state for 'jail tourism', starting January 26 with the historic Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, on its 150th anniversary, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said here on Saturday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Flights to and from Srinagar airport cancelled due to snowfall
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Due to continuous snowfall since Saturday morning, all flights to and from the Srinagar international airport have been cancelled.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maduro stresses SC's role in face of foreign aggressions
Caracas, Jan 23 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has kicked off the 2021 judicial year, highlighting the power and resistance of the country's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in the face of foreign aggressions.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
Biden administration to review U.S.-Afghan Taliban agreement
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The White House said that the administation of US President Joe Biden would review the country's agreement with the Taliban, which was signed in February 2020.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Gurugram's Sec-46 market to be converted into polythene-free area soon
Gurugram, Jan 23 (IANS) After Sector-23 market, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is now looking to convert the Sector-46 market into a polythene-free zone.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Don't understand 'Parakram Diwas', we call it 'Deshnayak Diwas': Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday paid a surprise visit to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral residence at Kolkata's Elgin Road where she criticised the Centre's decision to announce January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas'.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pant should replace Iyer or Samson in India ODI, T20I squads: Hogg
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Former Australia all-rounder Brad Hogg has called on the Indian selectors to include Rishabh Pant in India's limited-overs squads saying that the batsman's ability to play unconventional shots makes him difficult to bowl to.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Development of NE to facilitate Atmanirbhar Bharat: Modi
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that with the all round development of the northeastern region, "Atmanirbhar Bharat" would be achieved.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Huawei ropes in former Brazilian President Michel Temer to advise on 5G
Brasilia, Jan 23 (IANS) Chinese telecom giant Huawei has hired former Brazilian President Michel Temer as an advisor as the auction for next-generation 5G wireless networks approaches in the country, ZDNet reported.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Technology
Tharoor's Kerala 'darshan' key to Congress manifesto
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior leader and MP Shashi Tharoor will be travelling across all 14 districts of Kerala, meeting people ahead of preparing the Congress manifesto.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sao Paulo to close bars, restaurants, shops at night, weekends
Sao Paulo, Jan 23 (IANS) The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, announced a return to the strictest phase of quarantine starting on Monday, with the closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses during nights and weekends due to the increase in cases.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
FAO head calls for efforts to strengthen world food systems
Rome, Jan 23 (IANS) Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Rome-based UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the need for the world to strengthen agriculture and food systems.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Boeing to deliver commercial planes on sustainable fuels by 2030
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has announced that the company is setting a target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes will be capable and certified to fly on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra SEC issues directions for Feb 5 Panchayat polls
Amaravati, Jan 23 (IANS) Amid uncertainty raging over disagreement on the conducting of the crucial rural local bodies elections, Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner (SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Saturday issued notification for four phase panchayat polls.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'The Vanishing....' another attempt at cracking the Netaji mystery
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Did the declassification of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's files on December 3, 2019, really unravel the mystery behind his alleged disappearance and death in an air crash in Taipei? As the nation celebrates the 125th anniversary of his birth comes "The Vanishing of Subhash Bose ? The Mystery Unlocked" by Delhi-based lawyer and author Rajesh Talwar, a well-researched book that carefully analyses all three inquiries into Boses alleged disappearance, which has never been attempted before in this manner.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Preference for male children is declining in Bangladesh: Study
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers has demonstrated a decline in 'son preference' by women of childbearing age in Bangladesh. However, fertility decisions are still influenced according to son preference.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Novel protein may improve safety of therapy for pancreatic cancer
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein that may represent a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Odisha pays tributes to Netaji, Veer Surendra Sai
Bhubaneswar, Jan 23 (IANS) Odisha on Saturday paid rich tributes to legendary freedom fighters Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary and Veer Surendra Sai on his 213th birth anniversary.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Belgium to ban non-essential travel
Brussels, Jan 23 (IANS) Belgium will start banning non-essential travel to and from the country starting from January 27, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
YouTube finally enables HDR support on Xbox consoles
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube has enabled HDR support on Microsofts Xbox consoles even before the Sony PlayStation 5.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
New Yorkers assured on supply of 2nd Covid vaccine dose
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) Governor Andrew Cuomo has assured New Yorkers that a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will be available.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Ayushmann Khurrana shares his definition of a 'big film'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been tagged as a risk-taker who picks high-concept films that become hits at the box office, as well as trigger conversations. He says he has never picks a film based on budget, scale or mounting.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India women's hockey team loses to Argentina 'B' side (Ld)
Buenos Aires, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team conceded a late goal against Argentina 'B' to lose their match 2-1.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Indian hockey team loses to Argentina 'B' side
Buenos Aires, Jan 23 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team conceded a late goal against Argentina 'B' to lose their match 2-1.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
'Institute fund for R&D, labs to meet global standards in Budget FY22'
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A key exporters body has urged Centre to institute a new fund for R&D and testing labs for meeting the global standards in the upcoming Union Budget 2021-22.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India, China to hold 9th round of talks to resolve border dispute
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Indian and Chinese militaries will hold a ninth round of talks aimed at resolving the border disputes in Eastern Ladakh after a deadlock prevailed since the last negotiations in November 2020, sources said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tata Motors launches hatchback Altroz's i-Turbo variant
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Tata Motors on Saturday launched the 'i-Turbo' variant of its premium hatchback, Altroz.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Maruti Suzuki sells over 160,700 units of Swift in CY 2020
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has sold over 160,700 units of its premium hatchback Swift in CY 2020.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Netaji was true leader who strongly believed in unity: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Paying homage to 'Deshnayak' Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that Netaji was a true leader and strongly believed in unity of all people.
2021-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
UN helps Africa prepare for cyclone Eloise
United Nations, Jan 23 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that it was supporting governments in southern Africa to prepare for and respond to tropical cyclone Eloise, which is expected to bring with it heavy rainfall, storm surge and flooding.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
The White Tiger: Witty, wicked, well made (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
The White Tiger (film on Netflix); Cast: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vijay Maurya, Swaroop Sampat, Direction: Ramin Bahrani; Rating: * * * and half (three and a half stars)
2021-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Snow in valley, rain in Jammu
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Mimimum temperatures improved across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday as snow occurred in the valley and rain lashed the plains of Jammu division. Most people in the valley preferred to remain indoors in the morning due to the snow and slippery road conditions.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Palestinian PM, new UN envoy discuss stalled peace process
Ramallah, Jan 23 (IANS) Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye and new UN envoy Tor Wennesland discussed reviving the stalled peace process.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Sushant Singh opens up on his role as in 'Jeet Ki Zid'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh says preparing for his role of Colonel Chaudhary in the web series Jeet Ki Zid was more of a mental exercise than a physical one.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2nd phase: Tepid response to vaccination drive on Day 1 in Agra
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) The response to the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Agra remained below the targetted mark with only 52 per cent of the health workers getting the jab on the first day of the second phase on Friday.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Reno 5 Pro 5G is Oppo's new masterwork to counter OnePlus
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Refreshing its successful series, Oppo has launched the much-anticipated Reno 5 Pro 5G as successor to Reno 4 Pro that made headlines amid impressive sales last year.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
London teen charged with terror offence
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy from South East London appeared at Westminster Youth Court here and was charged with terror offence.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics,Terrorism
Int'l meeting held to discuss Libyan economic issues
Tripoli, Jan 23 (IANS) The co-chairs of the International Follow-Up Committee on Libya's Economic Working Group on Friday held a meeting to discuss the war-torn country's economic issues, according to the UN.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
The White Tiger: Witty, wicked, well made (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
The White Tiger (film on Netflix); Cast: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vijay Maurya, Swaroop Sampat, Direction: Ramin Bahrani; Rating: * * * and half (three and a half stars)
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It's only hypocrisy, pretence on Netaji, unless you bring back his mortal remains: Ashis Ray
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) This tripping over each other to pay homage to Subhas Bose is mere hypocrisy, says Ashish Ray, the London based author who wrote the book, Laid to Rest, which comprehensively and with documentary evidence establishes the circumstances of Subhas Boses death (on 18 August 1945 in Taipei following a plane crash), cremation and transportation and preservation of his mortal remains in Tokyo.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diaspora,Politics
Arab League hails Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force
Cairo, Jan 23 (IANS) The Arab League has welcomed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty's coming into force and urged for intensifying international efforts to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
4 jailed over manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants in 2019
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Four people-smugglers were given lengthy prison sentences for the manslaughter of the 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in Essex county in 2019.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
PM leads nation in paying tributes to Netaji
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday led the nation in remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary which has been marked as Parakram Divas or the day of valour by the union government.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Actor Sonu Sood takes pledge to support blood cancer patients in India
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) In order to raise awareness on blood stem cell registration and donation, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, known for his exemplary dedication towards society, has joined hands with DKMS BMST Foundation India, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and other blood disorders such as Thalassemia and Aplastic Anemia.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK business activity suffers steep slump in January
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Business activity in the UK this month registered an eight-month low slump as the country introduced a new round of lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
This is the peak of my career, says Hales after England snub
Sydney, Jan 23 (IANS) England opener Alex Hales, who set the Big Bash League on fire on Friday with a 56-ball 110 for Sydney Thunder against Sydney Sixers, said that the England team management hasn't got back to him as yet.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft roll back Xbox Live Gold price hike after backlash
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) After facing backlash from the gaming community, Microsoft on Saturday announced not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing, along with unlocking free to play games for all.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iraqi security forces launch new anti-IS operation
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation to hunt down Islamic State (IS) militants from all across the country after 32 people were killed in the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad earlier this week.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
German airports' passenger numbers decline 87.9%
Berlin, Jan 23 (IANS) The total passenger numbers at German airports in December 2020 dropped by 87.9 per cent year-on-year to 2.03 million, according to authorities.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Industry-institute initiative to make banana farmers to go bananas
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) A three way industry-institute-Tamil Nadu government organisation-collaborative effort to increase the value-added products from banana plantation is expected to make the banana farmers in the country go bananas.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Education
India reports 14K new Covid-19 cases, 152 deaths
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With 14,256 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,06,39,684, the health officials said.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google redesigns Search on mobile to simplify user experience
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Google has announced it is redesigning the look of Search results on smartphones, to further simplify user experience.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Russia warns of US cyber attack after SolarWinds hack
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS) The Russian government has alerted businesses in the country about a potential cyber attack from the US, in retaliation of the SolarWinds hacking that compromised networks of several US federal agencies (including the Department of Defense) and top tech enterprises.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Defence/Security
Russia welcomes US proposal on extension of arms control treaty
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS) Russia has welcomed a proposal by the administration of new US President Joe Biden over the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), adding that everything will depend on the details of the plan, the Kremlin announced.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
US Defense Intelligence Agency buying citizens' location data
San Francisco, Jan 23 (IANS) The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has admitted to buying citizens location data collected from their smartphones.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
India to plan against England in week-long quarantine period
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The India team will spend a week in quarantine ahead of the England series early next month during which they will plan their approach against the England team, said a member of the team staff.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Miqdaad Dohadwala, on being a stand-up comedian in Dubai
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Dubai-based Indian stand-up comedian Miqdaad Dohadwala says cracking jokes before crowds in the emirate is not much of a hassle if you follow two simple rules: Never joke about the Kingdom, and never joke about the locals.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Baghdad security breach won't be repeated: Iraqi PM
Baghdad, Jan 23 (IANS) In the wake of the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi pledged that a security breach in the capital city "would not be repeated", stressing the need to urgently address the challenges facing by the country's intelligence services.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
LG can boost its corporate value by restructuring mobile biz
Seoul, Jan 23 (IANS) LG Electronics can improve its corporate value by restructuring its money-losing mobile business, analysts here said on Saturday, as the South Korean tech giant can better focus on its future growth engines for the post-pandemic era.
2021-01-23
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Bolsonaro says 'Dhanyavaad' to Modi for vaccine exports
Brasilia, Jan 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said "Dhanyavaad" (thank you) to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the South American nation with Covid-19 vaccine exports.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Biden vows to work with Canada during call with Trudeau
Washington/Ottawa, Jan 23 (IANS) In his first phone call with a foreign leader since he became the 46th US President, Joe Biden has pledged to work with Canada while speaking with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,International
Father, son shot dead in Agra over a goat
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) A minor dispute with a neighbour over a goat resulted in the death of a father and son in a village in Agra district.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK retail sales suffer record fall in 2020
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The UK's retail sales fell by 1.9 per cent in 2020 when compared with 2019, the largest annual drop since records began in 1997, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Madhur Bhandarkar on why he chose lockdown as subject for new film
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar goes on floor with his new film India Lockdown next week, and he says he wishes to travel with the film to various festivals and share the narrative on how our side of the world suffered, thrived and lived with hope amid last years lockdown.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Biden signs executive orders to expand food stamps, up federal pay
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has signed two executive orders, one to expand food assistance to low-income Americans, and the other to raise minimum wage to $15 for federal employees.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,International
Global Covid-19 cases top 98mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 98 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.1 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Trump's second impeachment trial to start in February
New York, Jan 23 (IANS) The second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump will begin in the second week of February, although the process for it will start next week when the document with the charges will be received by the Senate and the Senators will be sworn in as jurors.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,International
Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz says childhood abuse confession used against him
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Not long ago, Eijaz Khan shocked everyone when he revealed a dark secret from his childhood in the Bigg Boss 14. He shared that he had been touched inappropriately. The actor, who is temporarily out of the house to shoot a web series, claims his housemates used the revelation as a trigger against him, but that has only made him stronger.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 1,200 adverse events in US after receiving Moderna vaccine
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Over 1,200 adverse events were reported after receipt of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as of January 10, with 10 cases determined to be anaphylaxis, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
France's Covid-19 infections top 3mn
Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) France on Friday reported 23,292 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total infections to 30,11,257, showed the government data website.
2021-01-23
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Hailey Bieber: Not dyed my hair in almost a year
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber says she has healthier hair nowadays, and it is all due to the Covid pandemic. The 28-year-old confessed that the secret behind her healthy and shiny hair is taking vitamins intended for pregnant women
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Gary Oldman: Streaming sites take off opening weekend pressure
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Gary Oldman sees a good thing in the rise of streaming sites. He feels they have taken a lot of pressure off film directors.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Gigi Hadid admits being 'obsessed' with daughter Khai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she is obsessed with her daughter, Khai. Gigi, who is dating singer Zayn Malik, recently shared a string of pictures on Instagram Story to mark four months since she gave birth.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Russia adds 21,513 Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS) Russia confirmed 21,513 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the country's total to 3,677,352, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement on Friday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 deaths in Germany exceed 50,000
Berlin, Jan 23 (IANS) The number of deaths related to Covid-19 in Germany since the outbreak of the pandemic has passed the 50,000 mark, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
US Senate panel okays Yellen's nomination as Treasury Secy
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) The US Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next US Treasury Secretary.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rapid Covid-19 testing cost to be halved in low income countries: Unitaid
Geneva, Jan 23 (IANS) Unitaid, a global health initiative that works with partners to bring about innovations to prevent, diagnose and treat major diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) on Friday announced that they have finalised an agreement to cut in half the costs of antigen-detecting rapid diagnostic tests.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
US House to deliver Trump impeachment to Senate on Jan 25
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) US Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer said on Friday that the House will deliver the impeachment article against former President Donald Trump to the upper chamber on Monday, January 25, triggering preparations for a trial that could start as early as next week.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid-19 variant detected in UK may be more deadly: Johnson
London, Jan 23 (IANS) The coronavirus variant first identified in Britain may be more deadly than the older virus strain, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Friday.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Govt accords highest priority to agri sector: Rupala
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The agriculture sector is the backbone of the economy and the government accords highest priority to this sector and has taken several vital steps to improve the socio-economic status of the farmers to, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, said on Friday while virtually addressing the National Conference on Agriculture for Summer Campaign 2021.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Proposal to hold farm laws doesn't mean they are flawed: Tomar
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After the 11th round of talks between the government and the farmer leaders at the Vigyan Bhawan on Friday remained inconclusive, Union Agriculture Minister accused the latter of not following the principles of discussion as he said that when the two parties are negotiating on an issue, one should avoid announcing new protests to create pressure as it affects the discussions.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Three 'fund managers' who duped crores from techies in Bengaluru held
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch personnel have arrested three men, who in the guise of professional finance managers, duped high networth techies in the city, a statement said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Covid cases dip to 324 in Karnataka, 890 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Continuing the declining trend, new Covid cases plunged to 324 while 890 recovered in a day across Karnataka.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Free diagnostic services to urban poor in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) In another move to provide free healthcare facilities to poor in urban areas, the Telangana government on Friday launched eight Telangana Diagnostics mini hubs in Greater Hyderabad.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Siraj posts video of driving a BMW in Hyderabad
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Friday posted a video of a luxury car on his Instagram handle. The BMW car can be seen with a temporary registration plate indicating that it is brand new.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sasikala stable, being treated as per Covid protocols: Hospital
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaaa's key aide V.K. Sasikala, who tested Covid positive just ahead of her release from jail, is being treated with the standard protocol, a hospital bulletin said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra SEC firmly moving towards conducting elections
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar is moving with determination to hold the rural local body polls in four phases in the light of the high court allowing the elections, while the Supreme Court is yet to take a call on it.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Forty-year-old actor booked for raping stepmother, theft
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) A 40-year-old TV actor has been booked for allegedly raping his 58-year-old stepmother, and stealing money and jewellery from the residence that she shares with his father, a director of television serials.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI proposes multilayer system, stricter norms for NBFCs
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday proposed a four-layered structure for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and new norms to strengthen their governance and operations.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Meghalaya CM inaugurates India's longest steel arch bridge
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) In a big boost to tourism and trade with Bangladesh, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday formally opened the longest steel arch bridge in the country on the Wahrew river in the states southern region.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
Gujarat govt inks pact with Adani for largest logistics park
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the private infrastructure company, Adani Port & SEZ Ltd., to setup the country's largest multi-modal logistics park at Sanand with an estimated investment of Rs 50,000 crore.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RIL's Q3FY21 consolidated net profit rises to Rs 14,894 cr (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported a rise of over 25 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December 31 of FY2020-21 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
AITA c'ships: Reddy to meet Kamath in final
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Top seed Rishi Reddy of Karnataka will meet Gujarat's Madhwin Kamath in the summit clash of the AITA men's tennis championship being held at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Former US general Austin will be first African American Def Secy
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The United States Senate on Friday confirmed a former Army general, Austin Lloyd to become the Defence Secretary, making him the first African American to hold the job.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
Pawan Kalyan donates Rs 30 lakh for Ram temple
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-politician and Janasena party founder Pawan Kalyan on Friday donated Rs 30 lakh for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion
Mumbai City beat East Bengal 1-0, extend unbeaten run to 11 games
Vasco, Jan 22 (IANS) Mumbai City FC overcame a tough challenge from East Bengal to sneak in a 1-0 win in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. The win stretches Mumbai's unbeaten run to 11 matches out of the 12 they have played thus far.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Hurdle cleared for construction of Ram Temple foundation, claims Trust
Ayodhya, Jan 22 (IANS) The Ram Mandir Trust in Ayodhya claimed on Friday that the hurdle in the way of the construction of the foundation of Ram Mandir has been cleared after the second session of the brainstorming meeting with engineers from Larsen and Tubro and Tata Group at the Faizabad circuit house.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
GoAir commences 'Freedom Sale', offers 1 mn seats for booking
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) To make air travel more affordable, GoAir on Friday announced a sale for passengers planning their domestic travel this year.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra police compelled to issue unprecedented statements, clarifications
Amaravati, Jan 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police Officers Association (APPOA), which represents the police department, is being compelled to issue clarifications and rebuttals on a regular basis like never before amid the prevailing charged political scenario in the state.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Separating health, medical education to hit vaccine drive'
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) A miffed Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said separating health and medical education departments would affect the vaccination drive in the state.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mutant Covid virus detected in one person in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) A 34-year-old man from Kannur district of Kerala who had reached the state from United Kingdom, was tested positive of the mutant variety of coronavirus after a test at the CSIR institute in New Delhi.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Jammu-Srinagar Highway to open for one-way traffic
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) After remaining closed for vehicular traffic on Friday due to maintenance and repair work, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway will open for one way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on Saturday, officials said.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Lalu Prasad's reports normal; Rabri, Tejashwi meet him
Ranchi, Jan 22 (IANS) The test reports of RJD President Lalu Prasad, who was admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here following complaints of uneasiness in breathing, have returned normal barring a hint of pneumonia.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Next phase of Trump impeachment set for next week
New York, Jan 22 (IANS) The next phase of the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump is set to be launched next week when the Senate receives the charges against him from the House of Representatives accusing him of instigating the January 6 storming of the Capitol by his supporters, Democratic Party's Senate Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
Only 45% beneficiaries in Telangana take vaccine on 5th day
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The Covid vaccine acceptance rate among targeted beneficiaries in Telangana dropped further to 45.5 per cent on Friday, the fifth day of vaccination in the state.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Assam Rifles seizes drugs, Areca nuts worth Rs 6.35 cr in Mizoram
Aizawl, Jan 22 (IANS) Troopers of Assam Rifles in separate raids have seized drugs and Areca nuts, smuggled from Mynamar, worth of Rs 6.35 crore in Mizoram and arrested three persons in connection with the case, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DHFL CoC declares Piramal as successful bidder
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Piramal Enterprises on Friday said that the Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) have declared Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd (PCHFL) as the successful bidder for DHFL.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lloyd Austin confirmed as US Defence Secretary
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Retired US Army general Lloyd Austin was on Friday confirmed as Secretary of Defence in the Joe Biden administration.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,International
India's foreign exchange reserves down $1.8 bn
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.839 billion during the week ended January 15.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
47,203 vaccinated in Gujarat, Covid tally 2,58,264
Gandhinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) A total of 47,203 persons have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Gujarat so far, including 11,352 on Friday, even as 451 new cases took the state's coronavirus tally to 2,58,264 cases, while two deaths in the past 24 hours mounted Gujarat's Covid death toll to 4,374.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
First case under anti-cow slaughter Act registered: K'taka minister
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) Karnataka's first case under the newly amended anti-Cow slaughter Act has been registered in Kudgi village in Vijayapura district, Animal Husbandry minister Prabhu Chauhan said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
PMC Bank scam: ED raids Viva Group, seizes Rs 73 lakh cash (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Continuing its probe into the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Ltd scam, the Enforcement Directorate on Friday seized Rs 73 lakh after raiding five premises belonging to the Viva Group and its associates in Mumbai and Palghar, officials said here on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI proposes multilayer system, stricter norms for NBFCs
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday proposed a four-layered structure for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and new norms to strengthen the governance and operations of these entities.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yes Bank logs net profit of Rs 151 cr in Oct-Dec quarter
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Yes Bank on Friday reported a net profit of Rs 151 crore for the quarter ended December 31.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Consumer sentiments on India's economic prospects improve'
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Sentiments of Indians regarding the economic prospects of the country have improved in January, according to the Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI).
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio's Oct-Dec net profit grows to Rs 3,489 cr on QoQ basis
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Jio Infocomm on Friday reported a 15.5 per cent growth on a quarter-on-quarter basis in its consolidated net profit for the quarter-ended December to Rs 3,489 crore.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SC tells directs family court to hear matrimonial case virtually
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that, as an exception, the trial in a matrimonial dispute can be conducted virtually through video conferencing, against the backdrop of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC junks UP govt plea challenging bail to Azam Khan's wife, son
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) In a relief for senior Samajwadi Party leader and Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Azam Khan, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad High Court, which granted bail to his wife and son, in a case connected with fraudulent allotment of government land.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Recoveries outnumber new Covid cases in J&K in 24 hrs
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in J&K on Friday as 97 patients were discharged after recovery while 88 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours, according to an official bulletin.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
PMC Bank case: ED searches locations of Viva Group, seizes Rs 73L
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday carried out searches at five locations here, including the premises of Viva Group, in connection with its money laundering probe into the PMC Bank scam case, officials said.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Baroda suspends Deepak Hooda for 2020-21 domestic cricket season
Baroda, Jan 22 (IANS) Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) will not consider batsman Deepak Hooda for the entire season after the Apex Council of the state body decided to take stern action for his fight with Baroda captain Krunal Pandya.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Mamata's Swasthya Sathi scheme falls flat as private hospitals play spoilsport
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial state Assembly polls, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee boastfully announced Swasthya Sathi cards for all residents of the state as they can avail a health cover of up to Rs.5 lakh.
2021-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Embarrassment of riches bodes well for India ahead of Eng Tests
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India's embarrassment of riches of fast bowling resources will ensure that the team management will be able to rotate pacers with plenty of Test matches against England over the next eight months, said India bowling coach Bharat Arun.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Odisha Naval Tata Hockey HPC commences boys' resident programme
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre (HPC), set up in Bhubaneswar with a vision to groom sporting talents and produce world-class sportspersons, has commenced its boys' resident programme at the Kalinga Hockey Complex here.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
US to operationalise India as Major Defence Partner: Austin
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense nominee, Lt Gen Lloyd Austin (retd) has said that he would further operationalise India's major "Major Defence Partner" status.
2021-01-22
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CBI arrests 4 officials in 3 separate graft cases
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested four public servants in connection with three separate graft cases.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 including juvenile detained for killing elderly woman
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) Two men including a juvenile have been detained for the murder of a 65-year-old woman in Gurugram's Sohna area, the police said, adding that the crime reportedly took place on Friday morning.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Write to CEC, tell them Goa projects are important: CM appeals to public
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday urged the people of Goa to write to the Supreme Court's Central Empowered Committee underlining the importance of three development projects related to roads, rail and power, failing which the projects, Sawant said, may face the same fate of the mining sector, which has been hampered since 2012.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
FC Goa face resurgent Kerala Blasters (Match Preview 68)
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 22 (IANS) Kerala Blasters have won seven points in their last three matches and are hoping to keep that run going against FC Goa when the two sides meet in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Saturday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
River Ganga could send 3 bn microplastics a day into Bay of Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) With the combined flows of the Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers, the Ganga river could be responsible for up to 3 billion microplastic particles entering the Bay of Bengal every day, according to new research by an international team of scientists.
2021-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
DDA gets 9,714 applications for 1,350 flats on sale
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received as many as 9,714 applications and payments from 2,955 applicants until Friday for Housing Scheme - 2021 offering 1,350 flats, a senior official told IANS.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Fighting like cats and dogs: HC pulls up Delhi govt, MCDs for non-payment of salaries
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has expressed its disgust over the irresponsible behaviour of Delhi Government and three municipal corporations of not paying the salaries and pensions to employees of civic bodies.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pandemic triggers Covid cess hope for fund starved govt
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Be ready to pay additional taxes this year as the fund starved government explores the levy of a new coronavirus cess or surcharge to mobilise resources required to finance the worlds largest anti-Covid vaccination drive launched in the country on January 16.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K approves industrial land allotment policy
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, approved the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy 2021-30 to evolve a highly structured industrial land bank for promoting equitable industrial growth in Jammu and Kashmir, a government statement said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy
Arrest Arnab for 'treason', demands Maha Congress
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Friday held protests in all the districts and different cities demanding the arrest of Republic TV Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami for "treason" under the Official Secrets Act, 1923, party leaders said here.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Politics
Several companies took part in virtual roadshow of RLDA
New Delhi, Jan (IANS) At least 35 national and international companies participated in the virtual road show on the redevelopment of the New Delhi Railway Station organised by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA).
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sarojini Nagar Market forms 50-member squad to tackle terror threats with cops
New Delhi, Jan 22 ( IANS ) The Delhi Police is taking initiative for its "Volunteers in Police Service programme" with the objective to tackle terror threats in view of Republic Day security arrangements at the busy Sarojini Nagar marketplace.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab CM asks Centre, why farm laws can't be repealed
Chandigarh, Jan 22 (IANS) Even as he slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for spreading lies over the farm laws and dubbed the Centre's refusal to repeal them as 'inhuman', Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced jobs for one member of each of the families of the state's farmers who had lost their lives in the agitation against the 'black' laws.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Punjab,National
UP govt to SC: will examine VC possibility between jailed Kerala journalist and mom
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court on Friday, it will examine the possibility of video conferencing between jailed scribe Siddique Kappan and his mother in Kerala. Kappan was arrested on his way to Hathras where a young woman had died after allegedly being gang-raped.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Terrorism
RIL's Q3FY21 consolidated net profit rises to Rs 14,894 cr
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday reported a rise of over 25 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended December 31 of FY2020-21 on a year-on-year (YoY) basis.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala students pursuing medicine in China left in the lurch
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) Around 10,000 students from Kerala, studying medicine and allied courses in China, are facing an uncertain future as the Chinese government is not allowing them back in the country to resume their studies.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Education
Operational restrictions imposed at IGIA ahead of R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Operational restrictions have been imposed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), as part of security arrangement for ahead of Republic Day.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Defence/Security
Air Quality Commission to set up AI-based system to improve Delhi's air quality
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas has roped in India's top technical institutions to set up a decision support system, which will use Artificial Intelligence to help improve the air quality over targeted sectors of the city.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
K'taka: Minor cabinet reshuffle again to placate 6 disgruntled ministers
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) A day after four ministers skipped a cabinet meeting expressing their displeasure over the portfolios allotted to them, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa again affected minor changes in the portfolios of six ministers on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
IFFI to have hybrid component for its next edition too
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will continue to have a hybrid component, Subhash Phal Dessai vice chairperson of the Entertainment Society of Goa -- a co-organising agency of the festival -- said on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Tejashwi flays Nitish for circular against anti-government social media posts
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has criticised a new circular released by the Nitish Kumar government which directs the law enforcement authorities to take action against derogatory remarks on social media against government officials and public representatives.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tata Motors increases passenger vehicle prices
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Tata Motors on Friday effected a hike in prices of its passenger vehicle range.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Odisha registers 55% increase in export despite Covid
Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 (IANS) Despite the adverse situation caused by Covid-19 pandemic, export from Odisha in the current financial year up to November has registered 55 per cent increase, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Biopic of Ashok Chakra recipient late Major Mohit Sharma on cards
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) A film on the life of Ashok Chakra recipient, late Major Mohit Sharma, is on the cards. While the cast, title and other details are yet to be announced, the film is expected to go on floors in September and set for an Independence Day release in 2022.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NDMC begins Covid testing of forces ahead of R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), on the recommendatons of the Central ministries, has started conducting rapid antigen tests of the special forces, paramilitary personnel and other armed forces who will be participating in the celebrations of 72nd Republic Day.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tax remission on electronics exports to curb imports: ICEA
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As the government emphasises on making India a manufacturing hub for mobile and electronics, the India Cellular & Electronics Association (ICEA) has said that the scheme of Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP), if implemented in the electronics sector, would lead to import substitution.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana IPS officer scales Mt. Kilimanjaro
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Hyderabad's Joint Commissioner of Police Tarun Joshi has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and highest stand-alone mountain in the world.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Fearless India risked losing 4th Test to win the series: Bharat Arun
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Before the crucial fourth and final Test against Australia in Brisbane, India were tempted to strengthen their batting and play only four bowlers in the hope of securing a draw to return home with the series levelled. But the Ravi Shastri-led team management eventually went in with five bowlers, risking a series loss in pursuit of a win and glory.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delnaaz Irani recalls exactly when Rupali Ganguly became her BFF
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actresses Delnaaz Irani and Rupali Ganguly have known each other for over 15 years now. Delnaaz says she still remembers exactly when the two turned from colleagues to friends.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Older adults needs to be prioritised for Covid vaccine: Study
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As older adults are more prone to Covid-19 infection due to low immunity level, they should be given priority when it comes to vaccination, health experts stressed on Friday stating that prioritising them can substantially save more lives.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
India Internet GMV hits $65bn in 2020: Report
Bengaluru, Jan 22 (IANS) The overall India Internet gross merchandise value (GMV) grew to $65 billion in 2020, and is now creating a large impact on the overall economy with almost 4.6 per cent of total private consumption coming from India Internet, suggests research from homegrown consulting firm RedSeer.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
2nd Test: Matthews's century helps Sri Lanka edge ahead
Galle, Jan 22 (IANS) Angelo Matthews led the way with an unbeaten 107 as Sri Lanka fought back from losing two early wickets for just seven runs to end the first day of the second Test against England on 229/4 on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
SC comes to the rescue of DU law student, gives her shot at career in law
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The past two years have been tumultuous for law student Ankita Meena. Amid several legal adversities, she continued to put a brave face and cleared all the hurdles in finishing her law studies at Delhi University.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aahana Kumra on playing a pilot stuck in lockdown in Madhur Bhandarkar's next
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Aahana Kumra plays a pilot in the upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar film, India Lockdown. It is a job profile that demands travel, but her character is forced to stay at home owing to Covid-induced lockdown and face emotional turmoil.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Flawess Pranavi rallies to win second leg of women's golf
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Pranavi Urs played a brilliant and flawless back nine of four-under to rally from behind and win the second leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour here on Friday. She shot a round of four-under 68 on the final day to aggregate four-under 212 and thwarted 16-year-old Hitaashee Bakshi's attempt to win a second pro title in two months.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Golf
Flt Lt Rathore to be first woman leading R-Day Parade flypast
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore, who hails from Rajasthan, will script a new chapter in the history of woman empowerment by becoming the first woman to lead the flypast on the main Republic Day parade at Delhi's Rajpath.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Defence/Security
Genelia Deshmukh has a kids' day out
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Genelia Deshmukh enjoyed a day out with her children on Friday. She says kids are amazing for the way they teach one how to live in the moment.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
11th round of talks between govt, farmers ends without solution (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The deadlock between the farmers' leaders and the government over the three farm laws seems to continue as the 11th round of talks on Friday at Vigyan Bhawan lasted till lunch only and ended without a solution.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
All eyes on Narsingh Yadav at freestyle wrestling nationals
Noida, Jan 22 (IANS) Narsingh Yadav, the 2015 World Championships bronze medallist (74kg), will play in his first competition at the national level since serving a four-year doping ban on Saturday when he competes in men's National Freestyle Wrestling Championships here.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
India Inc counts on the Budget announcements; optimistic about growth in FY22: Deloitte survey
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 22 (IANS) India Inc. is optimistic about the Union Budget FY21-22 as it is expected to give a strong push to the economy, business and industry.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
First ever tableau of Ladakh will roll out on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) First ever tableau of Ladakh will roll out at Rajpath in New Delhi during the Republic Day parade on January 26 and it will showcase peaceful and calm people of the state and citizens cherishing the Union Territory status.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Irrfan Khan's finish line came too soon, but we are proud of him: Wife Sutapa Sikdar
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's wife, Sutapa Sikdar, got emotional talking about the late actor at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and said his finish line came too soon.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Navy's stellar role in 1971 war to be showcased on R-Day
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian Navy's stellar role as a credible force during the 1971 India-Pakistan war will be showcased during the Republic Day parade on January 26 at the Rajpath in New Delhi.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mahesh Babu to Namrata: Someone I love was born today
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday penned a romantic note on the birthday of his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar. The actor says everyday with Namrata is special.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
2.28 lakh people vaccinated on Day 7, 267 adverse events reported
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India on Friday inoculated as many as 2,28,563 healthcare and frontline workers, taking the toll of total beneficiaries who have been vaccinated to 12,72,097.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pulkit Samrat urges to 'lift your vibe'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Pulkit Samrat shared his fitness mantra on Friday, along with a picture he shared from the gym.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Profit booking, global cues subdues market; banking stocks dive (Roundup)
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Profit booking, along with heavy selling pressure in the banking sector stocks, pulled the Indian benchmark equity indices lower for the second straight session on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Swara Bhasker's mantra: The idea is to try things you haven't done before
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has donned multiple looks in her new web series, Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai, and she says trying different things lets her maintaion the thrill and passion of her job.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rakul Preet hints at new series coming up?
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh on Friday described herself as an old soul with young eyes in a new post on social media. In the caption, Rakul seems to promise fans that the announcement of a new series is coming soon.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India look to continue dominance in Tests at home vs England (Countdown)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) When England were pulverised 0-4 on their last tour of India in 2016, Virat Kohli piled up 655 runs at an average of 109.16 in the five-match Test series, and Karun Nair became the second Indian to score a triple century after Virender Sehwag. The one-sided series, played in November and December four years ago, featured two innings victories for India.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Thackeray visits Serum Institute after fire, loss pegged at Rs 1K cr
Pune, Jan 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) where a fire at its semi-ready Manjari complex claimed five lives while inflicting an estimated loss of Rs 1,000 cr to the global vaccine giant.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram woman dies mysteriously, kin allege vaccine side effects
Gurugram, Jan 22 (IANS) A 55-year-old woman with primary health care (PHC) centre died under mysterious circumstances at Bhangrola village here on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kirti Kulhari: Gender-based violence is a harsh reality
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari feels gender-based violence is a harsh reality, one that has gone up amid the pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Denmark MPs want to reinstate Taiwan in WHA over Covid-19 success
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Throwing the gauntlet to China, parliamentarians in Denmark have proposed that Taiwan be included in the World Health Organisation (WHO). Members of six of the ten political parties support Taiwan's entry to WHO's top decision-making body.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi, Shah to visit poll-bound Assam on Saturday
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Assam on Saturday to attend different government events to campaign for the assembly polls, likely to be held in April-May.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
'Bridgerton' to be back with second season
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) The popular period drama Bridgerton is set to return for a second season.
2021-01-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bitcoin falls below $30K, worst weekly loss in months
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As the world went gaga over the overall value of all cryptocurrencies surpassing the $1 trillion mark and Bitcoin crossing the $40,000 mark, the cryptocurrency saw its sharpest fall since September last year, hitting under $30,000 this week and hovering around $31,000 on Friday.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sara Ali Khan aces aerial yoga
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan enjoys fitness, and loves sharing fitness videos, too. In a new video she posted on Friday, the young Bollywood star aces the aerial yoga.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vaccine to Vacation: Inoculation drive to pump up airline sector (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India's aviation sector is set to become a major beneficiary of the massive anti-Covid vaccination programme which has re-ignited the confidence of the travellers.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nimrat Kaur celebrates five years of 'Airlift'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar-starrer Airlift was released on this day five years ago. Nimrat Kaur, who was cast opposite Akshay in the film, shared a Thank You note for fans of the film on social media.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CWC meet: Senior leaders engage in verbal spat over internal elections
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Friday witnessed some heated exchange of words among Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, senior leader Anand Sharma and several other dissenters over internal elections, party sources said.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics