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Purab Kohli and Rasika Dugal return in 'Out Of Love' season 2
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actors Purab Kohli and Rasika Dugal are all set to reprise their roles as the estranged couple Akarsh and Meera in the second season of the revenge drama series "Out Of Love".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Instagram's new feature to combat hate speech, abuse
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced a new feature to protect people from seeing abusive direct messages (DMs), as well as the ability to prevent someone you've blocked from contacting you from a new account.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Japan organisers may postpone Olympic fan limit decision
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic organisers are considering delaying the decision on how many spectators will be allowed to enter venues as the country struggles with another wave of coronavirus infections.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Wednesday reiterated that there is no scarcity of remdesivir in the state, in wake of recent reports of several people landing up at the doors of pharma units in a desperate bid to procure the anti-viral drug for their kin suffering from Covid.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Pranati Rai Prakash hopes to start shoot in May if lockdown ends
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With growing Covid cases, shooting all over is coming to halt for now. Among the numerous affected projects is the series "Blackwoods", featuring actress Pranati Rai Prakash in a negative role. The actress hopes production resumes next month.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Olympic men's football: Brazil, Germany in same pool
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil have been clubbed in the same group as powerhouse Germany in the men's Olympic football tournament, the draw for which was announced in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
SII borrows money from banks to scale up Covishield production
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To scale up production of its Covishield vaccine, the Serum Institute of India (SII) had borrowed money from banks instead of waiting for the government's aid to arrive.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RR face uphill task against RCB (Preview: Match 16)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers will be the cynosure of all eyes again when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Runner Johnson contracts Covid-19, rules himself out of Olympics
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jakarta Asian Games champion in men's 1500 metres Jinson Johnson says his chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympics are almost over as he is still recovering from Covid-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre in Bengaluru.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Yami Gautam calls her 9 years in Bollywood 'an incredible journey'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who debuted in Hindi films with the 2012 hit "Vicky Donor", looks back proudly at her nine years in Bollywood, calling the time surreal.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UAE gives $2 bn bailout loan to Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The United Arad Emirates (UAE) has decided to help Pakistan with a $2 billion bailout package, committing "every possible support to Pakistan".
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UAE cricketer Qadeer banned for 5 years by ICC
Dubai, April 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned UAE player Qadeer Ahmed Khan from all forms of cricket for five years after he admitted breaching six counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for which he was charged in October 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Oracle's GoldenGate now a cloud-native, fully-managed service
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced that it's making GoldenGate, its popular real-time data fabric, available as a highly automated and fully-managed cloud service to help ensure that valuable customer data is always available.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Faced with shortage of medical oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, with at least 120 metric tonnes (MT) daily allocation for the state, while reiterating his request for urgent steps to set up two pending PSA plants approved two months ago.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala BJP asks Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K. Surendran on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic over the non-availability of vaccines.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sonakshi tweaks the meaning of 'WFH'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The acronym WFH normally means 'work from home' but Sonakshi Sinha decided to give it a spin on Wednesday, while appealing to fans to stay indoors amid the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyundai Motor to phase out Kona EVs in domestic market
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) Hyundai Motor has stopped the production of the Kona Electric for the domestic market in a move to phase out the model undergoing recalls over battery fires and shift its focus to Ioniq 5 EVs, company officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am up to April 30: CM
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa will be under night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am till April 30, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in the wake of an unprecedented spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
B-Town celebs wish fans on Ram Navami
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to wish fans on the occasion of Ram Navami, which marks the end of the nine-day festival of Navratri.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Faster jabs, surveillance can only tame triple-mutant Indian virus
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Increasing efforts towards faster mass vaccination and virus surveillance is the key to ward off dangers posed by a triple-mutant coronavirus now present in the country, health experts said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
21.57L active Covid cases in India, double of last year
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Government on Wednesday said that there are more than 21.57 lakh active Covid cases in the country, which is double the maximum number of active cases India had last year.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala Minister caught in bind over remark against ex-aide's wife
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Public Works Department Minister and top CPI-M leader G.Sudhakaran appears to have been caught in a bind following a comment that he allegedly made against the wife of a former staff member.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mimoh Chakraborty feels social media is 'more of a distraction'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Mimoh Chakraborty prefers not jumping onto the social media bandwagon since it brings negativity and acts as distraction.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Senior journalist escapes assassination attempt in Islamabad
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan continues to remain as one of the most unsafe countries for journalists, as targeted attacks, abductions, killings and assassination attempts on senior scribes continue unabated.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus. At present, he is in home quarantine and following the Covid protocols.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
DCB Bank acquires 9% equity stake in Techfino Capital
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Private sector lender DCB Bank Ltd on Wednesday said that it has acquired a minority equity stake of around 9 per cent in Techfino Capital Private Ltd (TCPL).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Why Michael B. Jordan wanted his 'Without Remorse' protagonist to play chess
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan says he wanted to incorporate chess in his new film "Without Remorse" with a reason. He felt when his character John Kelly is on a mission, he has specific objectives in mind and needs to make strategic moves. Playing chess could help John sharpen those skills.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atletico, Inter, Milan depart sinking Super League
London, April 21 (IANS) The breakaway European Super League announced by 12 elite sides on Sunday has effectively collapsed after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan joined the six-strong English contingent in quitting the project.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's DRI seizes over 300 kg 'cocaine' coming from Panama
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized over 300 kg of drug, suspected to be cocaine, concealed in a consignment of wooden logs that originated from Panama, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRH bowl out Punjab Kings for 120
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers, led by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/21 in four overs), put up an inspired performance to dismiss Punjab Kings (PBKS) for 120 in an Indian Premier League match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city
Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg on Wednesday said that the Covid situation is completely under control here as he ruled out clamping a fresh lockdown.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study
Tirumala, April 21 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has announced that Anjanadri, one of the seven Tirumala hills, was the birth place of Lord Hanuman. As announced earlier, the TTD's proclamation came on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Chennai to increase Covid testing to 25k per day
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Amid the spike in coronavirus cases, the Greater Chennai Corporation is mulling to increase Covid testing to 25,000 tests per day.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shekhar Kapur: We arrogantly call Earth our planet
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur feels we should not arrogantly call the Earth "our planet" because it does not belong to us. Kapur tweeted his opinion on Wednesday, a day before Earth Day.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi man in shock after news of pregnant wife's death through video call
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A man outside the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital in New Delhi could be seen weeping inconsolably after losing his eight-month pregnant wife and unborn child on Wednesday afternoon.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Secure drugs, oxygen on war footing for Covid patients: Stalin
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to take steps on a war footing to procure necessary drugs, and oxygen, augment patient beds and prevent Covid-19 vaccine wastage.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
All in the Mind: The state of mental health in Corporate India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) A study highlighting the role of the workplace in causing, furthering and perpetuating mental illness, launched by Gi Group India, a leading human capital solutions and services provider. The study titled 'All in the Mind: the state of mental health in Corporate India shares a birds eye view into the state of mental well-being of Indias corporate segment.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
25 Punjabi men held as int'l drug racket busted in Canada (Ld)
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian drug racket with links to the US and India has been busted with the arrest of over 30 persons.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Its Cong vs BJP over Oxygen crisis in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) The rising number of COVID patients and the short supply of oxygen in hospitals have brought the ruling Congress and the BJP face to face in Rajasthan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jacqueline's monochrome magic
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has shared a stunning monochrome picture on Tuesday on social media.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Despite loss, FC Goa celebrate 1st goal in AFC Champions League
Goa, April 21 (IANS) FC Goa's attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes, whose incisive pass to Edu Bedia earned the team its maiden AFC Champions League goal, against Iran's Persepolis, said on Wednesday that "it felt great setting up my team-mate to score a historical goal".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Consumer confidence weakens amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As India battles the acute Covid crisis, the monthly Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) for India, in April, has shown a downward slide of 1.1 percentage points, over March 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brace for hike in petrol, diesel prices post elections
New Delhi, Apr. April 21 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices may increase soon at the end of the ongoing Assembly elections with oil companies looking to raise the retail price of the two auto fuels between Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre in phases and make up for the losses they incurred by keeping the prices at artificially low levels in the run up to the local elections.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pre-symptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is a big concern, with estimates that 30 to 59 per cent cases are especially coming from transmission from pre-symptomatic people and less from asymptomatic people, warns expert Jose-Luis Jimenez.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jisshu Sengupta: Working with kids was best experience about 'Baba, Baby O?'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Jisshu Sengupta, who plays a single father to twins in the upcoming Bangla film "Baba, Baby O?", says working with the kids was the best experience he drew from the project.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Don't think too much about match-ups: Pant
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant said that he does not think about match-ups too much while playing and tries to play according to the situations.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Future Supply Chain board, lenders approve debt restructuring plan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Future Supply Chain Solutions has said that its board of directors and lenders have approved a debt restructuring plan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K changing fast, Bollywood promises to return in a big way
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood is promising to return to Kashmir in a big way nearly after three decades, is yet another achievement for the Government of India that had revoked J&K special status and divided the erstwhile princely state into two union territories on August 5, 2019, with a promise to put J&K on the path of peace, prosperity and development.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Lord Ram devotees spread message of social distancing, wearing a mask
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) In the wake of Bengaluru witnessing an unprecedented surge in Covid cases since the last one month, devotees of Lord Ram wore costumes of Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman with the message of maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask as part of the Ram Navami celebrations across Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Good Samaritans distribute free oxygen in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid the disturbing news of people black marketing or hoarding essential healthcare products in the middle of the raging Covid-19 pandemic in the country, here is some good news -- there are still many who are out there to help those in need.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Acer unveils 5G-enabled laptop in India
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Global PC brand Acer on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever 5G enabled convertible laptop, Spin 7, in India that offers incredible performance and connectivity, supporting both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Environmental DNA, RNA key in monitoring Covid pathogens: Study
New York, April 21 (IANS) Sampling environmental DNA and RNA (eDNA and eRNA) can better help determine the presence of both human and wildlife pathogens, according to researchers.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has alleged that the country from being a Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar and rather than testing corona positive patients, the Government is testing the people's patience.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra to double hospital beds availability from 18K to 37K
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Covid command and control centre Chairman K.S. Jawahar Reddy has directed District Collectors and special officers to double the availability of beds from 18,000 to 37,000.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Emilia Clarke in final talks to join Marvel's 'Secret Invasion'
Los Angeles (IANS) "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is in final stages of talks to join the upcoming series "Secret Invasion". The assignment marks her entry into the Marvel universe, though details of her role are yet to be revealed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Olympic women's football: US to take on Rio nemesis Sweden
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) The Megan Rapinoe-led United States football team will take on their 2016 Rio nemesis Sweden, with neighbours Australia and New Zealand joining them in Group G of the women's Olympic football tournament. The draw was done in Zurich on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
NIT Srinagar closed, students asked to vacate hostels
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday ordered starting of online classes and closure of hostels within one week to ensure safety of students and staff in the wake of COVID spread in Kashmir.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Man held for black-marketing Remdesivir in Noida
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Amid the increasing coronavirus cases and the high demand for Remdesivir injections, miscreants have started black-marketing this medicine. In a joint operation, Noida police and Crime Branch apprehended a man and recovered 105 doses of the injection.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drug syndicate with links to India, US busted in Canada, 33 held (IANS Special)
Toronto/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A drug syndicate active in Canada's Ontario, British Columbia and the US' California has been busted with the arrest of 33 people who were charged with over 130 criminal offences, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM approves reward for inputs on narcotics
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Underlining his government's zero tolerance policy towards drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved a reward policy to encourage information and inputs leading to recovery of drugs under the NDPS Act.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Women recurve archers shine in World Cup qualifying round
Guatemala City, April 21 (IANS) India's women recurve archers scored 2003 points to move on top of the field in the qualification round of the Archery World Cup Stage 1 while the mixed recurve team finished second (1353 points) and men's recurve team finished third (2010 points) in the qualification stage.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Other Sports
Hockey Pro League: Great Britain vs India matches postponed
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between Great Britain and India, scheduled on May 8-9, have been postponed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sony unveils X75 Android TV series in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday unveiled a new X75 Android TV series that comes with 4K Ultra HD LED display.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Andhra police arrest 4 bootleggers, seize Rs 5L worth liquor
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district police has arrested four bootleggers for illegally transporting and attempting to sell Karnataka liquor.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hard work during lockdown paying rewards: Nilakanta
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) India men's hockey team midfielder Nilakanta Sharma said on Wednesday that his side had reaped the rewards of tremendous hard work during lockdown in the recently concluded series against Olympic champions Argentina.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hansal Mehta shows symptoms, suspects Covid
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday took to social media to inform that he has symptoms of Covid-19, adding that he might have contracted the virus. Mehta said he has fever and is awaiting test results.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Persepolis hand FC Goa their first AFC Champions League loss
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) After two gallant draws, FC Goa lost their third game in the AFC Champions League Group Stage campaign to Iranian powerhouse Persepolis FC 1-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Apple unveils new iMac with M1 chip, Touch ID
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple on Wednesday introduced an all-new iMac featuring a much more compact and remarkably thin design, enabled by the M1 chip.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
8 Indians through to finals at Youth Boxing World C'ships
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As many as eight Indians went through to the final of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana declares summer vacation in schools
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) With the spike in coronavirus cases in Haryana, the state government on Wednesday announced summer vacation in all schools till May 31.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Olivia Colman says she would work in 'The Father' for free
London, April 21 (IANS) Olivia Colman, who has been nominated at the Oscars in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in the Anthony Hopkins-starrer "The Father", says working on the film was a dream come true, so much so she would do it for free.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nashik hospital horror: 22 Covid patients die due to oxygen leak (Ld)
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 22 Covid-19 patients died on ventilators in a Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) hospital after an abrupt drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra: Real Corona horror may unfold in next 10 days
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a grim prediction, the Maharashtra government has indicated that the real horrors of Covid-19 may unfold in the next 10 days with a steep spike in 'active cases' in the worst-hit state in the country, here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Crucial time for Balakrishnan, son Bineesh's bail hearing on Friday
Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Crucial days are ahead for former CPI-M Kerala state secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, as his younger son Bineesh Kodiyeri's bail application is coming up in the Karnataka High Court on Friday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covaxin effective against double mutant strain found in India: ICMR
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin neutralises multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively neutralises the double mutant strain as well.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Philippines logs 9,227 new Covid cases
Manila, April 21 (IANS) Philippines on Wednesday reported 9,227 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 962,307, Department of Health (DOH) said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana provides police protection to oxygen tankers
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said the state has decided to provide police protection to all tankers carrying medical-grade oxygen.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pregnant women to get admission without Covid report
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major relief to pregnant women, the Lucknow District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has said that such women will be admitted in hospitals and given medical care without waiting for the mandatory Covid report.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu reported highest wastage of Covid Vaccine
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While several states claimed a shortage of Covid vaccine, it has been learnt that many states have wasted huge quantities of it. Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab are three top states that reported the highest wastage of vaccines. While Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh were the states which reported zero wastage of Covid vaccine.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pro-Navalny protesters to hit the streets across Russia
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand he receive life-saving medical care.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Williamson returns, Jadhav makes debut for SRH (Ld)
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Kane Williamson returns to the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad while Kedar Jadhav makes his debut for the team as they were put to bowl first by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
After Nagaland, Arunachal firm to protect birds, wild animals
Itanagar/Kohima, April 21 (IANS) After Nagaland, another Northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh is determined to provide protection and sanctuary to the birds and wild animals even as the tribals traditionally hunt them for centuries.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 to State, Rs 600 to pvt hospitals
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 per dose to the state government and Rs 600 to private hospitals, Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday. Covishield is known as AstraZeneca vaccine across the world.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Kings choose to bat against SunRisers Hyderabad (Toss)
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and opted to bat in their IPL match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Apple to launch iOS 14.5 update starting next week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Apple has quietly revealed that iOS 14.5 will officially arrive starting next week.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Long distance bus services disrupted in Tamil Nadu after ban on night travel
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Long distance bus services stand disrupted in Tamil Nadu after the government banned night travel in the state. After the new restrictions preventing night travel for long distance buses came into effect from Tuesday, the buses started leaving from Koyambedu at 4.30 a.m.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Increased tests have led to spike in Goa Covid count: CM
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Cases in Goa are on the rise because the state has increased the number of daily tests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, a day after the state logged its highest number of deaths and its daily infection rate peaked at 1,160 in 24 hours.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Daalchini to power smart snacking across 90 pantries at Reliance Jamnagar
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indias first 24/7 snacking destination Daalchini on Wednesday said it will convert 90 manned pantries at Reliance Industries Jamnagar into contactless and digitally-enabled kiosks.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid vaccine not available for sale at retail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Despite allowing vaccination for all above 18 years, the Covid vaccine will not be available for sale at chemists or pharmacies. As per the government sources, only Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and hospitals are allowed to give the vaccines in the third phase of vaccination starting from May 1.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
German Constitutional Court allows support to EU pandemic fund
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Germany's Constitutional Court gave the green light on Wednesday for the government to back the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund, which has set aside 750 billion euros ($900 billion) to revive the bloc's economy.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aishwarya posts anniversary celebration pic, with Abhishek on video call
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Wednesday shared an Instagram post of her anniversary celebration. Aishwarya and actor Abhishek Bachchan had celebrated their 14th marriage anniversary on April 20.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Soon, a vaccine to prevent opioid addiction
London, April 21 (IANS) The time spent alone and in isolation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic led to an increase in opioid overdoses. Now scientists are planning for an annual or bi-annual jab that could prevent opioid addiction.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Andhra issues thunderbolts warning in four districts
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority Special Commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning of thunderbolts to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in the four districts of Kurnool, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Kadapa.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
BlaBlaCar raises $115m to build all-in-one travel app
Paris, April 21 (IANS) Car-pooling platform BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round to accelerate its expansion strategy, as it plans to build an all-in-one travel app.
2021-04-21
Category: International, France,Technology
Goa Cong prez files forgery plaint against 10 BJP MLAs
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday accused 10 BJP MLAs of allegedly committing forgery and fraud while breaking away from the Congress and merging into the BJP in 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nashik hospital horror: 11 patients die due to oxygen leak
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 11 patients died on ventilators in a Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) hospital after a sudden drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Afghan air raids kill 15 militants in Kandahar
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) As many as 15 militants were killed as fighter aircraft struck Taliban positions and hideouts in southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' on pay-per-view platform same day as theatres
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Salman Khan's Eid 2021 release "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" will see a pay-per-view release in the digital space along with its theatrical release on May 13.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Another alarm as Delhi's positivity rate zooms to 32.82%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid acute shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals, the Covid positivity rate in the national capital has shot up to 32.82 per cent (till April 20, night), making health management more challenging in the city.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak Minister warns of more curbs to arrest Covid spread
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Wednesday warned of more restrictions due to the deteriorating Covid pandemic situation across the country.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two priests beheaded in Bihar
Madhubani, April 21 (IANS) The bodies of two priests were found in Dharohar Mahadev temple in Khirhar police station area of Madhubani district, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon launches Fire TV Cube in India at Rs 12,999
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Amazon on Wednesday launched an all-new Fire TV Cube in India, which combines the capabilities of Amazon's best-selling line of Fire TV streaming media players with the Alexa features at Rs 12,999.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
54% of Indian students comfortable with online learning: Survey
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Nearly 54 per cent students in India now feel comfortable with the online learning model, according to a survey by Brainly, an online learning platform.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Budget ideas: Get your home ready for a summer staycation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Now that we're halfway through April, the temperature is gradually starting to rise. Soon, we'll all be seeking asylum from the scorching heat, and while it might not be feasible to jet-off to the comfort of cozy hill stations or breezy beaches thanks to the pandemic, one can transform your home into a summer-friendly abode.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh succumbs to Covid
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Covid takes its toll again. Famous poet, literary critic and social activist Shankha Ghosh died of Covid at the age of 89 at his residence on Wednesday morning. He was in isolation at his home after he tested Covid-19 positive on April 14.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Protect your skin in summer
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Your skin starts to show signs like clogged pores, acne, tan, and greasiness in summer. We can't blame it on the sun, but we sure can make the nuances of summer skin troubles go away.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid Essential Products
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) The rise of the second wave of Covid-19 has begun. It's imperative to take some major precautions and stay safe and eat healthily. Wonderchef Home Appliances, one of India's premium brand of innovative and healthy kitchenware, co-founded by Ravi Saxena has come up with the must-have products that are safer, easy, and less stressful.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dress fabulously for yourself: Designers Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla recently treated customers in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to their diffusion collection, ASAL, at Amiraah, the city's biggest multi-designer store. ASAL by Abu Sandeep carries forth the design philosophy of its parent brand, couture with meticulous embroideries, accented with handmade craftsmanship in a range of styles.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Amaal Mallik: I get a lot of love from around the world
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik recently recreated international artiste Dua Lipa's hit track "Levitating" along with Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oxygen crisis leaves Lucknow gasping for breath
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The oxygen crisis in Lucknow is now leaving Covid patients gasping for breath, literally.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
JIPMER Chennai calls for prior appointments for Covid patients
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dr Rakesh Aggarwal has in a circular directed all hospitals and clinics to take prior appointment from the institute before referring Covid patients who are critically ill and in need of bed and oxygen support at the JIPMER.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Adil Hussain-starrer 'Raahgir' to open UK Asian Film Festival
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Adil Hussain-starrer "Raahgir: The Wayfarers" is the opening film at the 23rd UK Asian Film Festival, which starts on May 26. The actor shared the news on Instagram.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika Padukone is hubby Ranveer Singh's 'elegance ki moorat'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone sure love to engage in PDA on social media once in a while. Gushing over a new picture post of Deepika, Ranveer calls his wife an "elegance ki moorat" (effigy of elegance).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RSS schools turn into isolation centres, 'sevaks' help Covid patients
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Schools run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and Saraswati Vidya Mandirs, will be converted into isolation centres in Uttar Pradesh if the need arises.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Health system in UP has collapsed: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the health services in Uttar Pradesh have completely 'collapsed' and the situation is worse in villages, as compared to cities.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BRO opens ZojiLa Pass connecting Srinagar and Leh
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened ZojiLa Pass on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road on Tuesday (April 21, 2021) for this year after a closure of 110 days, as compared to an average of 150 days in previous years.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modernisation destroying Sri Krishna land
Mathura/Vrindavan, April 21 (IANS) The construction frenzy being witnessed all over the Braj Mandal (Sri Krishna-Radha Land) that annually draws millions of devout 'bhakts' and pilgrims, is destroying the essential pastoral character of the area.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Andhra to fine maskless people Rs 100 as pandemic rages
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered a penalty of Rs 100 on all maskless people in public places at a time when Coronavirus is raging.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIIT-H develops unique charging solution for e-bikes
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) have designed a unique charging solution for e-scooters.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
SL marks 2nd anniversary of Easter Sunday bombings
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies, as Catholics called for investigations into the attacks to be expedited.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suburban train services not to operate after 10 p.m. in Chennai
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Southern Railway has announced major changes in the schedule of Suburban trains in Chennai with no trains plying after 10 p.m. following the night curfew imposed by the Chennai corporation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Priyanka raises oxygen export issue, says who is responsible
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has raised the issue of oxygen export at a time when the country is reeling under severe shortage and people are losing their life.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid impact: Tollywood biggies defer dates despite recent good shows
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The second wave of Covid has struck and the business of film exhibition has been once again affected all over India, just when it looked it was opening up.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Puducherry to impose lockdown from April 23 to April 26
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Union Territory of Puducherry has decided to impose lockdown from April 23 (Friday night) till April 26 (Monday morning) amidst the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
'Art of Living' extends help to fight Covid in MP
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) The non-government organisation (NGO) 'Art of Living' will contribute to the ongoing fight against coronavirus infections in Madhya Pradesh, said the Art of Living' founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during a telephonic conversation with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jaideep Ahlawat: Not much talk of sexuality, so there's more to explore there
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Jaideep Ahlawat feels there is not much talk about sex, gender, class and patriarchy in our society, which is why there is much to explore in these subjects fictionally.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Minister denies any dealings with Solar accused Saritha
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) State Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan on Wednesday flatly denied having any dealings with Solar accused Saritha Nair.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Tokyo Olympic test event for artistic swimming postponed to July
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) The artistic swimming test event for the Olympic Games has been postponed to July, world aquatic sports governing body FINA said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Multivits, omega-3, probiotics may cut Covid infection in women
London, April 21 (IANS) Women who take multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may be at less risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19 infection, according to a large population study.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Meditation can help healthcare professionals fight loneliness: Study
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Unprecedented work pressures and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic may worsen loneliness and sleep problems in health-care professionals but a recent study has shown that Heartfulness Meditation can help fight loneliness and improve sleep.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Health/Medicine
Indrani Mukerjea among jail inmates test Covid positive
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Around 39 women inmates of the Byculla Women's Jail, including murder-accused Indrani Mukerjea have tested Covid-19 positive and have been shifted to an isolation centre, official sources said here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Where is the leadership and planning, Priyanka ask Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaking exclusively to IANS has questioned the government on its response to the rapidly rising Covid numbers in the country. She has accused the government of lack of planning to handle the crisis. Here are some highlights from the rare interview from the Congress party leader.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In run-up to Biden's summit, UK sets target to slash emissions by 78%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hours ahead of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the opening session of the US Leaders' Summit on Climate, hosted by President Biden on Earth Day, the UK government announced to set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
5 prisoners escape from Rajasthan's Nokha jail
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) A fortnight after the Phalodi jail break incident in Rajasthan in which 16 prisoners escaped, five inmates have run away from the Nokha jail in Bikaner district.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vaccine strategy is no less than demonetisation: Rahul
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Centre's vaccine strategy and alleged it's akin to demonetisation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysia, China and Pakistan use Covid-19 as excuse to block freedoms
New Delhi, April 21: Malaysia has witnessed a remarkable fall in press freedom while China, which "continues to take Internet censorship, surveillance and propaganda to unprecedented levels", is still firmly anchored among the worst countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which provides information about the media freedom situation worldwide.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh: Mamunul confesses to inciting violence against Modi's visit
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, who is in police custody, has confessed to inciting violence in Bangladesh against last month's visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) States and companies that cumulatively operate 50 per cent of existing installed power generation capacity in India are committed to not building new coal power plants, a new analysis said Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Suspected ULFA kidnaps three ONGC employees in Assam
Kolkata, aPRIL 21 (ians) Within a fortnight of releasing two employees of a private oil exploration firm, suspected ULFA militants kidnapped three employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) early on Wednesday from a rig in Lakwa of Assam's Sivasagar district.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12L for MI's slow over rate vs DC
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has been fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the organisers said in a statement.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
UK variant '45% more contagious' than original virus
Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) The UK variant, termed B117 of Covid-19, is 45 per cent more contagious than the original virus, according to a new study that took data from about 300,000 PCR tests.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,National
Bayern move closer to title, Schalke relegated
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich moved within one victory of a record-extending ninth straight Bundesliga title with a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen while 10-man Schalke were relegated after losing 1-0 at Arminia Bielefeld.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Super League to 'reshape the project' after dramatic collapse
London, April 21 (IANS) The European Super League announced it will be taking steps to "reshape the project" after six English clubs confirmed they were withdrawing from the proposed breakaway competition.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and a state legislator K. Kavitha has opened a helpline to provide assistance to the Covid-19 infected people during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
16 years of touching lives, Alpha Palliative Care keeps memories alive with 'Upasana'
Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Entering its 16th year of extending soothing and loving palliative care to the needy, the Thrissur based Alpha Palliative Care has launched a new feature to its services and has named it 'Upasana' which will remember all those who passed away, when under their care.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National
Incentivising Gujarati villages to stay crime-free
Ahmedabad, April 21 (101Reporters) Being a good citizen and obeying the law of the land is not just a legal or moral obligation for thousands of villagers in Gujarat but it also comes with its own set of financial incentives. As part of a scheme named Tirthgam-Pavangam, the state government has gifted nearly Rs 23 crore to over 1,300 crime-free villages in 16 years.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
OPPO to launch its own e-store in India on May 7
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases in the country surge, the Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday announced that it is all set to launch its e-store in India on May 7.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
adidas unveils 20-film series 'Seeing Possibilities' to change lives
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global sportswear brand adidas on Wednesday introduced a new global film series titled 'Seeing Possibilities that is about rebellious optimism, rooted in the purpose from adidas in the power of sports to change lives.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Microsoft building new app store for Windows 10
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Microsoft is reportedly working on a new app store for Windows 10 that will introduce a modern and fluid user interface, as well as bring changes to the policies that govern what kind of apps can be submitted to the store by developers.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra CM, Guv extend Sri Ramanavami greetings to people
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday extended Sri Ramanavami greetings to all the people in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Purple Cap: Harshal remains highest wicket-taker
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel retained the Purple Cap with Delhi Capitals' Avesh Khan and Mumbai Indians' Rahul Chahar both ending up with a wicket less than him after their match in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rs 100 crore up In Bengal poll air
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal is reeling under an acute shortage of Covid-19 vaccines amidst a dreary long eight-phase assembly election, but leaders campaigning here have already spent Rs 100 crore to fly around to pitch for votes.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-policeman guilty in killing that 'ripped blinders off' US systemic racism (News Analysis)
New York, April 21 (IANS) In a catharsis for a nation rocked by protests and racial tension for nearly a year, a White former policeman has been convicted of murdering an African American man by kneeling on his neck.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
With 6,542 new cases, Telangana sees biggest spike
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) In the biggest daily spike, Telangana reported 6,542 new Covid-19 cases during 24-hour period.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple unveils next-gen TV 4K, podcast subscription
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple has announced the next generation of Apple TV 4K, which delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision and comes equipped with an A12 Bionic chip that provides a significant boost in graphics performance.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tesla strengthens India team ahead of rolling electric cars
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Tesla firms up its plans to roll out its first all-electric car in India this year, the Elon Musk-run company has hired top executives in the country who has taken charge of some of its operations in the country.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NZ mulls major reforms for healthcare system
Wellington, April 21 (IANS) New Zealand Health Minister Andrew Little on Wednesday said that putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all the citizens are the two main drivers of health sector reforms.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Discord ends talks with Microsoft for its $10B acquisition deal
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Popular online chat app Discord has reportedly ended talks with Microsoft for its $10 billion acquisition deal, The Wall Street Journal reported, as the company now aims to launch an initial public offering (IPO).
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India sees biggest spike of nearly 3L Covid cases, 2,023 deaths
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It has been a week since India reported over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis since April 15. India on Wednesday hit another record high of 2,95,041 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the country's overall Covid tally reached 1.56 crore, according to the health ministry's data released on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Orange Cap: Dhawan returns to top of standings
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan got back the Orange Cap after scoring 45 in his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhawan currently has 231 runs in four matches thus far this season.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Guj HC issues notices over 'illegal' hoarding of Remdesivir
Gandhinagar, April 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state BJP president and Navsari MP, CR Paatil, the Surat MLA, Harsh Sanghvi and state government as well as Surat Collector on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani over the 'illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection' from Surat BJP's office.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics
Alexa to help people find nearest vaccination site in US
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Virtual assistant Alexa can now help customers find and connect with nearby vaccination sites, starting with the US.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Netflix user growth stalls in Q1 2021 amid production delays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delayed production and fewer shows have led to a slump in user growth for Netflix as the streaming giant came in 2 million short of its target of 210 million paid users globally in Q1 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nearly one crore people vaccinated in UP till now
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have received the vaccination for Covid in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid surges: 75% of govt hospital beds in Chennai occupied
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Seventy five per cent of the beds in Chennai have been occupied, according to the state health department's report as the Covid cases continue to mount.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korean schools to tighten rules amid rise in Covid cases
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) The South Korean Education Ministry on Wednesday declared a three-week intensive period for checking Covid-19 norms in all schools, universities and private educational facilities amid surge in infections.
2021-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengal has opportunity to speak for the country: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Ahead of the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the voters can speak for the entire country as elections are to hold the government "accountable".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B Praak dedicates National Award to fans
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) B Praak recently won the National Award as Best Playback Singer for his track "Teri mitti" in the Akshay Kumar-starrer 2019 film "Kesari". He calls the win a blessing and expresses gratitude.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN hoteliers want 'oxygen' to breathe as night curfew 'choking' business
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) With nearly 50 per cent of the business gone since the outbreak of coronavirus and the lockdown last year, the night curfew and ban on tourists visiting hill stations will further wipe out the restaurant business, said hoteliers in Tamil Nadu.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
LIC earns Rs 1.84 trillion new premium in FY21
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) One of Asia's life insurance giants, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) closed last fiscal with a new business premium or first year premium of Rs 1.84 trillion, the company said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Samsung tops global smartphone market with 23% share in Q1 2021
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Samsung defended its leading position in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, shipping 77 million smartphones and capturing 23 per cent market share (a growth of over 32 per cent on-year), according to a new report.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IFC loan to increase Bajaj Finance's lending to women led MSMEs
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group has proposed to loan up to $150 million to Bajaj Finance Ltd.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kafeel Khan wants to treat Covid patients, asks Yogi to revoke suspension
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Suspended paediatrician of BRD medical college, Dr Kafeel Khan has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, requesting him to revoke his suspension so that he could use his medical expertise to treat Covid patients.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
73,000 committees monitoring Covid situation in UP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has set up 73,000 monitoring committees in the rural and urban areas of Uttar Pradesh to collect door-to-door details of Covid-infected persons and also create awareness for vaccination along with effective prevention.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP Police gets clean chit from Chauhan panel in Bikru case
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Justice B.S. Chauhan inquiry commission, set up by the Uttar Pradesh government, has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Uttar Pradesh Police in the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates, allegedly staged to avenge the murder of eight policemen in the Bikru carnage.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant killed in fire caused by matchsticks' play
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) A nine-month-old infant charred to death in Gangavas village in Gunnaur town when a fire broke out.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Crisis averted with 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen supply: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With the supply of 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by the Delhi government, a crisis has been averted.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Five UP police personnel attacked while trying to stop party
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Five police personnel, including a station in-charge, were injured and their vehicle was damaged in stone pelting when they tried to stop a dinner party being hosted by a zila panchayat candidate.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Freddy Daruwala: Playing cop in 'Poison' was special
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Freddy Daruwala says working in the series "Poision" has helped him understand the struggles of men in uniform. The show, co-starring Aftab Shivdasani and Tanuj Virwani, recently completed two years of release.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for 6th consecutive day
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Wednesday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 142.6mn
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 142.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.04 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
In season of pandemic, it's not gold but cigarettes where smuggling rings are making big money
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Even as Covid protocols restrict international and domestic transport, the cross border crime syndicates continue to make big money by smuggling truck loads of 'sin goods' into India through land and sea routes. Two major transit hubs, Tamu (Myanmar) and Dubai have emerged as bases of top smuggling syndicates, involved in pushing large consignments of branded cigarettes, seen as the most lucrative commodity having profit margins much higher than gold.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drawing social narratives
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) "It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is a powerful tool to project my opinions into the world. It is also a great place to find alternate points of view and to engage with people outside of our echo chambers. My tool is drawing, so that is what I use to express myself," says artist Ikroop Sandhu, whose illustration, re-imagining painter Amrita Shergill's famous 'Three Girls' to mark Woman's Day during the ongoing farmers' agitation went viral.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Narayani Shastri: Would choose TV over movies, ads
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Narayani Shastri, who is currently seen on the show "Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha", says that she loves being part of the television industry.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cuba sees new record high of daily Covid cases
Havana, April 21 (IANS) Cuba has reported 1,183 new Covid-19 infections, the highest record in one day since the onset of the pandemic on the island, bringing the accumulated total to 95,754 cases, as well as seven more deaths, to total 538, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Cardi B feels hungrier after finding fame
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Popular rap star Cardi B feels fame has changed her appetite and that she never felt as hungry when she was broke.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Yogi announces free vaccination for those above 18 years
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will now offer the Covid vaccine free of cost from May 1, as India's vaccine net widens to include all people over the age of 18.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US ambassador to Russia heading home for consultations amid tensions
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said on Tuesday that he would leave Russia temporarily to discuss bilateral ties with colleagues in Washington, days after Moscow suggested him to return home for consultations amid tensions between the two countries.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
UNGA president reaffirms support for boosting biodiversity
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, pledged on Tuesday that efforts must be made to make progress on the "Road to Kunming," reaffirming his strong support for boosting biodiversity.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
'All-party meet convened by K'taka Guv unconstitutional'
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka leader of the opposition, Siddaramaiah termed on Tuesday the all party meeting convened by Governor Vajubhai Vala was 'unconstitutional' and he has no power to do so.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Johnson announces new taskforce to find promising new medicines
London, April 21 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a new taskforce to find "promising new medicines" to treat coronavirus.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Lockdown should be the last resort: Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised the state governments to use lockdown as the last resort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 cases. He said that instead of lockdown, the focus should be on creating 'micro containment zones'.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 1.2K Covid patients died in Delhi in last one week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While the streets of the national capital wore a deserted look on the first day of the six-day lockdown on Monday, sounds of ambulance siren echoed in the city roads, especially in the areas having dedicated Covid-19 hospitals.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Eveything helps in the end: Pant
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant admitted that pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's no-balls also contributed to his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) here on Tuesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
China to produce over 3 billion Covid vax this year
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) China is expected to produce more than 3 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses this year, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Apple launches 5G iPad Pro with M1 Chip, Liquid Retina XDR
Cupertino, April 21 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday announced its most powerful and advanced iPad Pro ever, featuring M1 chip, ultra-fast 5G and a stunning 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Karnataka enforces night curfew, bans pubs, bars and religious activity
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, Karnataka on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines to contain the spread of Covid.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Oxygen stocks only next 8-12 hrs in many Delhi hospitals: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, concerns over oxygen supply for coronavirus patients continued in the national capital on Tuesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagging the urgent need in both government and private hospitals across the city.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We aren't able to capitalise on starts: Rohit Sharma
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma blamed yet another below par show by his team's batsmen in the middle overs for the loss against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mishra's four-wicket haul powers DC to win over MI
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra's four wickets for 24 runs helped Delhi Capitals (DC) ease to a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League match here at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
New Covid cases soar to 21,794 in K'taka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) In the grip of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka reported 21,794 new cases, with 13,782 cases getting reported from epicentre Bengaluru alone, said the state health department bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
New guidelines for Covid care in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka Health Department on Tuesday issued new guidelines for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Roads go deserted as night curfew comes into force in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Roads in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana wore deserted look on Tuesday night as the night curfew came into force to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple introduces AirTag starting from Rs 3,190
Cupertino, April 20 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday finally introduced AirTag, a small and elegantly designed iPhone accessory that helps keep track of and find the items that matter most with Apples Find My app.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Take strict measures to curb Covid, K'taka Guv tells state govt
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday urged the state government to take strict measures to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the southern state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2,105 beds in Central hospitals open for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday announced that 2,105 beds in its hospitals in the national capital have been thrown open for Covid patients of the city.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
19 juveniles escape from isolation ward in Bihar, traced
Patna, April 20 (IANS) As many as 19 juvenile offenders, who had tested positive for Covd-19 a few days ago, escaped from an isolation ward at the Sadar Hospital in Chapra on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JSW to supply K'taka 400 ton of oxygen daily: Minister
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) With several hospitals claiming that shortage of oxygen was claiming several lives, Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister, Murugesh R. Nirani on Tuesday held a meeting with steel manufacturing giants like the JSW Group for supplying oxygen to Covid-hit hospitals.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Apple unveils iPhone 12, 12 mini in purple finish
Cupertino, April 20 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday unveiled an all-new stunning purple finish for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini for the global market.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Re-polling held in 4 polling stations in Assam
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Over 66 per cent of the 2,532 voters on Tuesday cast their votes in the re-polling in four polling stations in three assembly constituencies in southern Assam, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Karnataka should not shy away from lockdown again: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader H. D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday recommended the state government impose a statewide lockdown to contain the surge of Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Govt left people on their own, Cong after PM's address to nation
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation of the Covid situation on Tuesday evening, the Congress said that crux of the PM's speech is that the government is helpless and people's safety is in their hands, the Centre has left them in a crisis situation.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan sees 12,201 new Covid cases, 64 deaths
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Continuing a steep rise in Covid numbers, Rajasthan on Tuesday saw its daily tally cross 12,000 to reach 12,201 cases while 64 people succumbed.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Sonu Sood tweets in support of postponement of board exams in Goa
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Sonu Sood on Tuesday tweeted in support of students in Goa who are demanding postponement of Class X and XII exams in the wake of the steep spike in Covid-19 related cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt reached out, but yet to receive oxygen: Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Chairman D.S. Rana on Tuesday reiterated the urgent need of oxygen for Covid patients admitted in his hospital's ICU, warning they could be in jeopardy if fresh supplies were not provided urgently.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Super League: Al-Khelaifi vows PSG will remain under UEFA
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has struck a huge blow to the founding clubs in the European Super League by vowing his team will remain playing in UEFA competitions.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
CSA Interim Board blamed for disregarding apex sports body
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Members' Council (MC) has hit out at the the board's Interim Board (IB) for not allowing it sufficient time to go through and deliberate on the final draft of Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and said that the adoption of it would have upset South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASOC).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Gloom for Pakistan's maritime economy, boom for Bahria Foundation (Opinion)
Zubaida Jalal, Pakistans Minister for Defence Production, recently oversaw the signing of a MoU for construction of a Shipyard at Gwadar. This is a project that has been in the works for many years; at least since 2008.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
SC to take up only urgent matters from April 22
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that with effect from April 22, only urgent matters will be listed for hearing amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid: Maha reports record death toll, cases rise again
Maha records pandemic's highest Covid-19 deaths, cases again spike
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
202 policemen infected with Covid-19 in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) 202 police personnel have been infected with Covid-19 while five, including a sub-inspector and inspector, have succumbed to the virus in Bihar so far while performing duty, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
'Overwhelming pendency': SC paves way for ad hoc judges in HCs
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the overwhelming pendency of around 57 lakh cases and existing vacancies, requires appointment of ad hoc judges, up to a maximum of five, in each of the 25 High Courts to clear the massive backlog.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India removes import duty on remdesivir
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has removed import duty on remdesivir, an anti-viral drug which is currently used to treat Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan accuses Centre of bias in supplying oxygen
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday accused the Central government of adopting "a biased attitude" in supplying oxygen to the state, where it remains much in demand as Covid patient numbers are rising each day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shonali Bose: BAFTA Breakthrough India opens doors for deserving talents
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Shonali Bose is one of the jury members of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Breakthrough India, a talent initiative. She says the year-long talent initiative aims at opening doors for talents across cinema, television and gaming.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
To oust Awami League, top Hefazat leader held secret meeting with Khaleda
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Junaid Babunagari, the then secretary general of radical outfit Hefazat-e Islam, held a secret meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, just a week before the militant groups blockade programme at Shapla Chattar in Dhaka on May 5, 2013.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Whenever Hardik comes in, I always go for his wicket: Mishra
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who made a resounding comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) by taking four wickets for 24 runs against Mumbai Indians, said his strategy of going for the wickets paid off.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Hero MotoCorp to temporarily suspend ops as precautionary measure
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Keeping with the commitment to the safety and welfare of its people, two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp has decided to proactively halt operations on a temporary basis at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala sees new high of 19,577 Covid cases, launches strict enforcement
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With mass testing launched, Kerala on Tuesday recorded the highest number of Covid cases so far, as 19,577 people tested positive from 1,12,221 samples examined in the past 24 hours.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen shortage due govt failure: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Slamming the Central government for shortage of oxygen cylinders in the hospitals, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asked the Prime Minister to act now as India is the biggest producer of Oxygen.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shooting in Telangana to continue with work force of 50 or less
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) As per new guidelines issued by the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in the wake of growing Covid cases, film shooting will only be allowed to function with 50 people or less.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Regulator partially lifts B737 Max's ops ban
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) partially lifted the operational ban on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC frames draft rules for crime investigations, trials
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed High Courts and the state governments to amend the existing procedures as it framed detailed draft rules to streamline investigation and expedite trials in criminal cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top hockey historian BG Joshi dies of Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned hockey historian and statistician Baboolal Goverdhan Joshi died in Bhopal on Tuesday due to Covid-related complications. He was 67 and is survived by his wife and two sons.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Mishra's four-wicket haul helps DC restrict MI to 137/9
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took four for 24 to help Delhi Capitals (DC) restrict Mumbai Indians (MI) to 137/9 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday night at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
108 ambulances serving people in J&K during Covid
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) In the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir government has put 108 ambulances into service to facilitate the people round the clock.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Govt ensuring oxygen for the needy: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the Covid situation on Tuesday evening, saying that the government is working to ensure oxygen supply for Covid patients who need it.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gaurav Gera: A hit changes your life
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Gaurav Gera rose to fame playing the naïve, bespectacled Nandu in the popular television show "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin". He tags the show, starring Mona Singh in the title role, one of the most important projects, adding that a hit changes your life.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC to deploy 779 companies of central forces for 6th phase of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to deploy 779 companies of central forces for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal in which voters of 43 constituencies across four districts will exercise their franchise on April 22.
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Draw inspiration from Federer: Olympic-bound shooter Mairaj
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's top shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan is drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to excel at the Tokyo Olympics, which are three months away.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
4 more Covid related deaths take toll to 387 in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) Four more people succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday in Gurugram on Tuesday taking the total death toll to 387, the daily health bulletin said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CM writes to PM for change in Covid vaccine distribution policy
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a change in the Covid vaccine distribution policy.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
For Russia with love: Goa beach to host solidarity meet in support of jailed Navalny
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Colloquially dubbed as a mini-Russia within Goa for more than a decade now, the warm sands of Arambol beach will now root for incarcerated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday evening.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Vikram Bhatt happy with 'Bisat' response
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is happy with the response his series "Bisaat: Khel Shatranj Ka" has received. He credits his actors Sandeepa Dhar and Omkar Kapoor for doing an excellent job in the thriller.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Argentina, Brazil among winners of ICC development awards
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) Argentina, Brazil, Uganda and Vanuatu were on Tuesday announced as the global winners of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Development Awards for 2020. The awards are given to members for working to grow cricket in emerging markets in partnership with the ICC.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Raveena Tandon: Nowhere to go, nothing to do
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon Thadani struck a pose for the camera on Tuesday at home, because she has nowhere to go and nothing to do amidst lockdown.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Noted physicist Arvind appointed VC of Punjabi University
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Noted physicist and Dean, Research and Development of Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), Mohali, Arvind, was on Tuesday appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, for a term of three years.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Goa Speaker rejects pleas to disqualify 12 MLAs (Ld)
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) In a reprieve to the ruling BJP, the Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly passed two oral orders on Tuesday, dismissing two disqualification petitions filed against 12 saffron party MLAs.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Union Cabinet okays Bangalore metro rail project expansion
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the second phase of the Bangalore Metro rail project, measuring 58 km at a cost of Rs 14,788 crore.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka sticks to its decision to conduct Class 10 exams in June
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Ending the speculation regarding the examination, Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar, after chairing a high-level meeting here on Tuesday, said that the Class 10 (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - SSLC) board examination won't be cancelled or postponed and would be held as per already fixed schedule from June 21, 2021.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
PM urges vaccine manufacturers to scale up production capacity
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up the production capacity to vaccinate countrymen in the shortest possible time.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amyra Dastur, Gurnazar Chattha unveil new poster of the track 'Wah Ji Waah'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Well-known Punjabi singer Gurnazar Chattha and Bollywood actress Amyra Dastur unveiled the new poster of their upcoming track "Wah ji waah" on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New lockdown norms panics market, Sensex ends in red (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's key equity indices ended Tuesday's trade in the red after more stringent lockdown norms were announced by the Maharastra government.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Courts should function for less than 3 hours a day, says Goa govt
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Amid a steep hike in Covid-19 cases in the state, the Goa government has urged the judicial courts and quasi-judicial courts in the state to limit their functioning to less than three hours a day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mahika Sharma: Lockdown has made Navratri fasting difficult
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Mahika Sharma feels that lockdown makes fasting during the festival of navratras difficult.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need oxygen desperately to save lives, appeals Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With supplies running out, the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday evening raised an alarm for oxygen for Covid-19 patients admitted in its ICU.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
MyDentalPlan raises $700,000 in seed funding, plans expansion
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bengaluru-based IT-enabled healthcare company, MyDentalPlan Healthcare Pvt Ltd has announced that it has secured a seed funding of $700,000 from SafePlanet Medicare LLP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telugu film industry to do only emergency shootings
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Telugu film industry on Tuesday decided to do only emergency film shootings in view of the surge in Covid-19 pandemic, the Telugu Film Producers Council said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jagan mourns death of veteran Telugu journalist K. Amarnath
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of veteran journalist K. Amarnath.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Online transactions saw a boost amid lockdown, finds report
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A new report, which maps the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on digital payments, points at a few interesting trends. While the pandemic resulted in people staying indoors for most of last year, it came as a huge boost to online payments.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chandigarh imposes day-long lockdown on Wednesday
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday decided to observe complete lockdown in the city on Wednesday, while a decision on the weeklong lockdown will be taken on Friday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
J&K sees highest single-day spike of 2,030, active cases cross 13K
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 2,030 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the highest single day spike since the beginning of the pandemic while the number of active cases crossed 13,000.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Various restrictions in northeastern states to check Covid
Kohima/Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) With a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani on why 'Hasse Toh Phasse' is vital during lockdown
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actors Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani launched the trailer of the upcoming comedy show "LOL Hasse Toh Phasse" on Tuesday. The two actors will host the comedy show.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cinema theatres in Telangana to shut down voluntarily
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Cinema theatres in Telangana on Tuesday decided to voluntarily close down from Wednesday in view of the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 crisis: Delhi HC slams Centre, says "we will be doomed'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Slamming the Centre over the Covid-19 crisis, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said if medicines and resources are diverted without application of mind, then "people will have blood on their hands".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
DC tweak playing XI to suit Chennai pitch
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC), who had played their first three Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, brought in changes for their match against Mumbai Indians (MI) to adjust to the slow and spin-friendly pitch of M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Vedanta offers to supply oxygen from its closed copper plant in Tuticorin
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The Vedanta group has offered to supply oxygen from its locked Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Duty cut, jewellery demand boosts gold imports: GJEPC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Multiple factors, including high demand in gems and jewellery along with duty cut in gold, contributed to the rise in imports of gold to 160 tonnes, a growth of 471 per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Waqt turns 16: Vipul Shah recalls how Big B, Akshay offered to waive off fees
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vipul Shah donned the producer's hat for the first time with the Amitabh Bachchan-Akshay Kumar starrer 2005 film "Waqt: The Race Against Time". He recalls how the two superstars offered not to take renumeration for their work in the film, in order to support him.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bundesliga hit again as three in Stuttgart go into quarantine
Stuttgart, April 20 (IANS) Three players from VfB Stuttgart have gone into quarantine as potential contacts in chains of coronavirus infections, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kapil, Sachin, Virat among 5 greatest players of ODI era: Wisden
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kapil Dev (the 1980s), Sachin Tendulkar (the 1990s) and Virat Kohli (the 2010s) have been named among the five greatest players of the five decades in which ODIs have been played in the 158th Edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021 that also describes India as "the new masters" of cricket ? and heaps praise on its 2-1 victory in the 2020-21 tour of Australia.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
10,055 more corona positive cases detected in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Corona positive cases keep emerging on a large scale in Bihar. On Tuesday, the health department detected 10,055 fresh cases across the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National
Kareena to mom Babita: Lolo and I will trouble you forever
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor Khan on Tuesday penned a note on the 74th birthday of her mother Babita, whom she tagged as her strength and her world. On a lighter note, she added that her sister Karisma and she would trouble Babita forever.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon to open salon in London with AR tech
London, April 20 (IANS) Amazon is opening a salon in the UK, where it says it will trial the latest industry technology, including augmented reality (AR).
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Plan to demolish, rebuild Gabba for 2032 Olympic Games
Brisbane, April 20 (IANS) There are plans to demolish the Australian cricket team's fortress, The Gabba stadium, and rebuilt it as the main venue for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, if the quadrennial showpiece is awarded to Brisbane.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
Andhra logs 8,987 infections, active tally breaches 50k mark
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 8,987 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 9.76 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 50,000-mark to reach 53,889.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Radhika Madan celebrates Ashtmi at home in Delhi after years
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan is currently spending time with her family in the city. She uploaded a picture on Tuesday to inform that she is celebrating the festival of Ashtmi with family after years.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka cancels examinations for Class 1-9
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Students of Class 1-9 affiliated to state board will not be asked to appear for the physical examinations and they will be promoted under the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) programme, said Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kuamr on Tuesday after chairing a high-level meeting.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Power under GST law to order provisional attachment 'draconian': SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the rule of law in a constitutional framework is fulfilled when law is substantively fair, procedurally fair and applied in a fair manner, as it held that the power to order a provisional attachment of property, including a bank account, of a taxable person, under the GST law is "draconian in nature".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha cancels SSC exams as ministers call for total lockdown (Ld)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Amid a clamour by all the Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday to impose a total lockdown, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the upcoming state SSC Board exams for 2021 have been cancelled.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Global CO2 emissions to rise by 1.5 bn tonnes in 2021: IEA
London, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will see a rise of 1.5 billion tonnes -- the second-largest annual increase ever -- in 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Swabhimaan' to return after 25 years
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The popular TV show, "Swabhimaan", which aired on Doordarshan in the nineties, will return a pay TV channel.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazilian Covid-19 variant much more transmissible: Study
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that the Brazilian coronavirus variant, the P.1 or B11248, may be up to twice as transmissible as prior strains.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
HCs in crisis due to vacancies, 3-4 weeks enough for judges' appointment: SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the High Courts are in a crisis situation, against the backdrop of 40 per cent vacancies, with many of the larger ones working with less than 50 per cent of sanctioned strength, and therefore, in a bid to clear the recommendations made by apex court Collegium for appointments to the higher judiciary, it is laying down timelines to be complied by the government and the Intelligence Bureau.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No plan to impose lockdown in Kashmir: Div Com Kashmir
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole while addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Tuesday said that the Covid situation is evolving but it does not warrant imposition of a lockdown in Kashmir as of now.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Businesses remain optimistic despite local curbs amid surge in Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As India announced opening up of Covid 19 vaccination drive for all citizens above the age of 18 amid a surge in cases, industry and business honchos said they expect the situation to come well under control by May-end. Besides vaccination drive, several state governments including Delhi, have already put in place measures to break the chain of transmission.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
British lawmakers to use legislative power to prevent Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Lawmakers in Britain's House of Commons were told the government will use its legislative powers to block controversial plans for a breakaway European Super League.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
FIFA prez against Super League; anger, resistance mounts in England
London, April 20 (IANS) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected proposals for a breakaway European Super League and threatened the clubs involved with unspecified "consequences".
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
itel and Jio to bring in superior mobile experience for Bharat
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) itel is all set to enter into an exclusive partnership with Reliance Jio to bridge the digital divide by offering affordable mobile-based connectivity solutions for the new India -- Bharat.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
MI win toss, elect to bat against DC
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Excess money, little education highlights of candidates in 6th phase of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Lack of education and excess money are the highlights of the 306 candidates contesting the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal scheduled on April 22.
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AP Guv calls on varsities to raise Covid awareness on war footing
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday called on the vice-chancellors of all the universities to take up Coronavirus awareness programmes on mission mode to succeed in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Karnataka ministers brief Guv about steps to tackle pandemic
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka revenue minister R. Ashoka and Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister Basvaraj Bommai on Tuesday met Governor Vajubhai R. Vala at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the measures taken to tackle Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian-origin artist Madhuri to display works in Milan
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Madhuri Srikanth, an Indian-origin artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at 'Romantica', an international art exhibition, to be held at Italy's Milan between April 23 and May 2.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Art/Culture/Books
Himachal imposes five-day workweek, shut temples
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to restrict wedding gatherings to 50 people, shut all temples, impose a five-day workweek for all offices and suspension of services of several long-distance buses of the state roadways to check the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Goa records highest infection count, deaths in 24 hrs
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) For the time since the pandemic broke out, more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in the state over the last 24 hours, even as 26 persons died after testing positive during the same period.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
South India's first BSP MLA Syed Zulfiqar Hashmi no more
Bidar (Karnataka), April 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) first MLA in south India, Syed Zulfiqar Hashmi from Bidar, died on Tuesday morning in Hyderabad due to renal failure, family sources said here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NZ players get vaccinated ahead of England tour
Auckland, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday that all of the cricketers who will be leaving for their tour of England have been vaccinated.
2021-04-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Foldables smartphones to reach 18M units globally by 2022
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Foldables which accounted for just a fraction of a per cent of the 1.3 billion total addressable market in smartphones last year are expected to reach 1.2 per cent (18 million units) by 2022, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Babar sets sight on Kohli's fastest 2,000 T20I runs record
Harare, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam will aim to become the fastest and 11th player overall to score 2,000 T20I runs when his team locks horns with Zimbabwe in the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club from Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Rajnath directs defence establishments to set up more Covid hospitals
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Setting up of more Covid hospitals, using emergency powers and bringing in retired personnel are some of the measures discussed during a preparedness review meeting led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Maha ministers demand complete lockdown, CM to decide
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday demanded that a complete lockdown should be imposed in the state in view of the galloping Covid-19 cases and deaths, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to move up in WTC standings
Pallekele, April 20 (IANS) Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be looking to move up the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings when they face off here at the Pallekele Stadium in the first Test from Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Kangana reacts on being trolled for posting pic of 'prasadam thali' with onions
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday offered an explanation after netizens trolled her for sharing a photograph of a prasadam thali with onions, and the hashtag #onion started trending.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Direct payments of over Rs 2,600 cr made to farmers: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, direct payments of more than Rs 2,600 crore have been made to accounts of farmers till Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Stalin concerned at Rahul Gandhi testing Covid positive
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Tuesday expressed his concern at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi testing positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
OPPO A74 5G launched in India at Rs 17,990
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday launched a new smartphone, A74 5G, for India market at Rs 17,990.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cloud, AI and data to transform India in next decade: Nilekani
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Although there is an acceleration in tech adoption and innovation across sectors in India, the key challenge now is to scale new-age technologies like Cloud, AL/ML and data in a way that these can empower more than a billion people in the next decade, global IT major Infosys co-founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modified vaccine policy encourages profiteering: Congress
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress has alleged that the Union government is running away from its responsibilities and the modified vaccine policy will overburden the states and lead to profiteering. Addressing a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and Ajay Maken said that the Union Government has finally acknowledged the problem of vaccine shortage and other deficiencies in the current vaccine policy.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu now hit by Covid vaccine shortag
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, which is seeing Covid cases mounting, is now hit by a shortage of vaccines. Several people who have taken their first shots are being sent back from hospitals when they reach for their second shot after four weeks.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
How can he laugh? -- Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that she is totally devastated by the pandemic and the news of people dying without any medical support.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bayern and PSG bosses confirmed on UEFA executive committee
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was ratified on the UEFA executive committee alongside Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi as representatives of the European Club Association (ECA) at the congress of the continental ruling body on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
LCA Tejas' oxygen supply tech for pvt industry amid Covid surge
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 surge and shortage of oxygen cylinders across the country, the Indian defence industry has given On-Board Oxygen Generation Technology developed for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to private industry, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
India set to host its maiden WBC India Championship
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a major milestone, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has endorsed the Indian Championship fight between the country's two top women boxers -- Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari -- which will take place in Jalandhar, Punjab on May 1.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Naxalite with Rs 20 lakh bounty surrenders in Andhra
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Muttanagari Jalandar Reddy, a naxalite with Rs 20 lakh bounty on his head surrendered on Tuesday in the presence of Andhra Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Gautam Sawang.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Buoyant CSK take on KKR (Preview: Match 15)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A buoyant Chennai Super Kings (CSK), fresh from two convincing wins in their last two matches, will take on struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad Metro Rail advisory to passengers amid night curfew
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) In view of the night curfew imposed by Telangana government from Tuesday, Hyderabad Metro Rail announced that it will be operating its last train at 7.45 p.m. from all terminal stations.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra: Please stay home for yourself, your family, friends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday urged all to stay at home and get vaccinated, at a time when India is battling the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RIL provides 700 tonnes oxygen to 3 states and UT daily
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has tweaked its manufacturing process at the Jamnagar Refinery to produce and distribute around 700 metric tonnes of medical grade oxygen everyday to three states and a Union Territory, official sources said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Fadnavis faces flak as 22-year-old kin gets vaccinated (Ld)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis came under severe fire on Tuesday after it emerged that his 22-year-old nephew managed to get a Covid vaccine jab, allegedly violating the Centre's norms.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ISB tops operations management research rankings from India
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The operations management faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB) has placed the school in a leading position in India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Covid virus does survive on some surfaces for 'days to weeks'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As a multi-research team from the UK, the US and Canada warned in a Lancet study last week that SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, Indian experts on Tuesday said that such understanding already exists and while further research is required to support this claim, people need to be wary of both air and surface transmissions.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept
Agra, April 20 (IANS) An injured greater flamingo was rescued by Wildlife SOS & the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department from Arsena village in Agra. The bird received treatment at the Wildlife SOS Hospital and was later released back in the protected wetlands of Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the presence of Forest Department officials.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army recruitment rallies, entrance tests postponed in NE
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Army recruitment rallies and entrance examinations in different northeastern states have been postponed, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker rejects Cong's plea to disqualify 12 BJP MLAS
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) In a reprieve to the ruling BJP, Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly passed two oral orders on Tuesday, dismissed two disqualification petitions filed against 12 BJP MLAs.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Covid symptoms' research may help solve other viruses
New York, April 20 (IANS) Covid-19 is leading to research being initiated into many common viral infections that were previously ignored, lacked interest or funding, reports say.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ML helps identify Covid-related conspiracy theories on social media
New York, April 20 (IANS) A team of researchers has identified that a new Machine Learning (ML) programme accurately identifies Covid-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how they evolved.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
When Sridevi, Jaya Prada were locked in a room by Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Veteran actress Jaya Prada has recalled an amusing incident involving her and the late superstar Sridevi, from back in the day when the two actresses were considered top competition to each other.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to bring law to give sanctity to teacher transfer policy
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) In a slew of decisions to further improve the functioning of schools in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for a legislation of the teachers transfer Act in the Vidhan Sabha, while announcing Rs 500 per month increase in the salaries of mid-day meal workers.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jagan credits Rs 128 cr to 6 lakh farmers under loan scheme
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited Rs 128.4 crore into the bank accounts of 6.2 lakh farmers under YSR Zero Interest Crop Loan Scheme for the 2019-20 rabi season.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'All-gene RT-PCR test can catch new Covid-19 strain'
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Umesh Singh of Lucknow, who runs a pharmaceutical company, had symptoms of coronavirus four days ago when he got his Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test done but the report came out negative. When his condition continued to deteriorate, he quarantined himself and got himself tested again. The report came out negative but he is currently undergoing treatment at home.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's first AI based Covid testing facility comes up at IGI Airport
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias first Artificial Intelligence-enabled Covid-19 testing facility for international passengers has commenced operations at Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Achieving net zero emissions is growth story: Climate economist
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) Global financial flows and investments are finally 'tipping' away from the old, polluting, and unsustainable economy of the 20th century towards the climate-friendly economy of the 21st century, one of the world's leading economists is expected to declare this week.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sweden,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bottom-placed teams SRH and Punjab Kings clash (Preview: Match 14)
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Two bottom-placed teams, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), will battle it out in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Centre assures full support to UTs in fight against Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Tuesday reviewed the status of Covid containment and other public health measures in all the Union Territories (UTs) and assured continued and full support of the Union government.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Various restrictions in northeastern states to check Covid
Kohima/Shillong/Agartala, April 20 (IANS) With a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
'Tapping food processing sector to support agrochem industry'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Agrochem company Insecticides (India) Ltd has said that government's focus on the food processing industry will also support the agrochemical industry.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No lockdown, trains will continue to run: Railway Minister
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there is no lockdown in the country and people do not need to panic about how they will reach home. Trains will continue to run as before and people will be able to go anywhere by booking tickets.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kriti Sanon posts clip as Arunachal shoot of 'Bhediya' ends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon posted an Instagram clip on Tuesday to inform fans that the Arunachal Pradesh schedule of her upcoming supernatural film "Bhediya" had been wrapped up smoothly. She was thankful that Arunachal was a Covid-free state and the authorities were helpful.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kashmir's Bandipore youth repatriated from PoK
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A youth from North Kashmir's Bandipore district who had inadvertently crossed the LoC into PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) was repartriated at the Tithwal bridge along the Line Of Control (LoC) on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Nodal officers to check availability of beds in all hospitals
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) Amid surge in the Covid-19 cases, the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram Dr. Yash Garg has appointed 22 nodal officers for 41 private/government Covid hospitals in the district to check availability of beds in hospitals.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Setback for Vijayan, Jaleel as Kerala HC upholds Lokayukta ruling
Kochi, April 20 (IANS) K.T. Jaleel, who had resigned as Kerala's Higher Education Minister last week, suffered a jolt on Tuesday when the Kerala High Court upheld the verdict of the Lokayukta which early this month had said that Jaleel has no moral right to continue in office as he has "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
When Reese Witherspoon had an appendicitis scare
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon was scared she was having a bout of appendicitis but then she realised it was her pants with waistband that were hurting.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
106 new doctors put on Covid duty in UP
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) As many as 106 doctors, selected by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, have been given postings and put on Covid treatment duties.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Bharat Biotech scales up manufacturing of Covaxin
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced scaling up of manufacturing capacity to produce about 700 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin annually.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Great opportunity to play against the best teams: FC Goa's Murgaokar
Goa, April 20 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team FC Goa's forward Devendra Murgaokar said on Tuesday that it has been a great opportunity to play in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage, even though he had come out only as a substitute in the two games against Al-Rayyan and Al Wahda.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata writes to PM over 'faulty' vaccine policy
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A day after the Central government announced the 'universal' Covid vaccine policy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday criticised the Central government, terming policy as "hollow", "without any substance" and "regrettable show of evasion of responsibility by the Centre at the time of crisis".
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maruti Suzuki dispatched 1.8L units via railways in FY21
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India transported more than 1.8 lakh vehicles in 2020-21 using Indian Railways, the company said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, Maha allows buying of food, essentials for only 4 hrs daily
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Tightening lockdown norms further, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decreed that all essential buying of food items shall be permitted for only four hours daily for the next 10 days in order to break the chain of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama concerned over Manmohan testing positive
Dharamsala, April 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed sympathy and concern over former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
WTC final won't be affected by UK banning Indian flyers: ICC
London, April 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday that the UK banning arrivals from India will not have an impact on the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BJYM launches state wise Covid helplines to help people
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has launched special state wise Covid helplines to assist people in need.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan orders vaccination of veg sellers, grocery store owners
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) In view of steep rise in Covid cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday issued directions that those selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines and are 45 or above will be vaccinated on priority basis.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Why this exoplanet is at large distance from sun-like star
London, April 20 (IANS) A giant planet orbiting at a large distance around a sun-like star has presented a puzzle to astronomers because it does not seem to fit either of the two most well-known models for the formation of large gaseous planets, according to a study.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Pak FM to visit Iran
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is scheduled to embark on a three-day official visit to Iran from Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad said in a statement.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
10 states report 78% of new cases; 5 states account for 62% of active cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Of the total new cases reported in the last 24 hours, 78 per cent were reported from 10 states while 62 per cent of the active cases are in just five states.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New cheap, DNA vaccine may offer protection from coronavirus
New York, April 20 (IANS) US researchers have developed a novel, low-cost DNA-based vaccine that may not only provide protection against existing variants of coronavirus, but also against its future strains.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Erode powerloom weavers stuck following 2nd Covid-19 wave
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The powerloom weavers of Erode in Tamil Nadu are stuck following the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after the industry was slowly coming up after last year's lockdown .
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Real time satellite monitoring of Himalayas may help avoid disasters
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To avoid the Chamoli mishap from recurring, the Ministry of Science and technology with IIT Kanpur has conducted a study on how the satellite-based real-time monitoring of the Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shocking when country is crying, PM and HM are laughing in campaigns: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary of the Congress has said that she is totally devastated due to pandemic, getting news of people dying without any medical support. Speaking to IANS she said that this is not the time for the Prime Minister to campaign but to wipe the tears of the people's eyes and protect the citizens from the deadly virus. She said her party is working with compassion and is trying to help out the needy but she questions the Prime Minister --Is it time to laugh in political rallies?
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik lends a hand to civil service aspirants
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik has now turned his attention to aspirants for the Indian civil service with his new book "Indian Culture, Art and Heritage" to show how the amalgamation of the three elements have created, built and resurrected Indian society from its inception.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
World Youth Boxing: Seven more Indians assured of medals
Kielce (Poland), April 20 (IANS) India's Babyrojisana Chanu outclassed defending European Youth champion Alexas Kubicka at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships as seven Indian boxers stormed into the semi-finals, thus confirming seven more medals on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Rahul Gandhi tests Covid positive
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American tech executive to make 2nd Congressional run
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indiian-American tech executive, Rishi Kumar, is all set to make a second bid for the US House of Representatives in 2022, a media report said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
'Vicky Donor' turns 9: Ayushmann can still feel release day rush
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana's debut film "Vicky Donor" opened on this day nine years ago, and the actor still feels the rush he did on the day of release.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Next 2 decades to be volatile with no single superpower: US intel forecast
New Delhi/Washington, April 20 (IANS) In the international system, no single state is likely to be positioned to dominate across all regions or domains, and a broader range of actors will compete to advance their ideologies, goals and interests.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
My third Olympics will be different, asserts archer Deepika Kumari
Guatemala City (Guatemala), April 20 (IANS) Top Indian women's recurve archer Deepika Kumari said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympics will be a different experience compared to her previous two Games, and she is expecting a much improved perform in three months' time.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Other Sports
Apple will let Parler back on App Store: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Apple has approved conservative social media app Parler's return to the iOS app store following improvements the company made to better detect and moderate hate speech.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India strategic investment plans intact: Coca-Cola
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Beverage major Coca-Cola Indias strategic investment of building long term presence in India is intact, a senior company executive told IANS.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISRO invites scientific research proposals on AstroSat data
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Indian space agency has invited proposals from the nation's astronomy community for utilising AstroSat archival data and to carry out scientific research.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Close Tasmac liquor shops in TN: PMK's Ramadoss
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) PMK Founder S. Ramadoss on Tuesday demanded the closure of liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arvind Kejriwal's wife tests positive for Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal has tested Covid-19 positive, sources in the Delhi government told IANS on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra CM, Guv extend birthday wishes to Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday extended birthday greetings to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Girl attacked by stray dogs in UP district
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was attacked by a pack of stray dogs while she was returning home from the market.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sun-kissed Sunny spreads warmth on the web
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Sunny Leone shared a string of sun-kissed images on Tuesday that capture her basking in golden glow.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka guv's presence in Covid meet irks both BJP, Congress
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Governor, Vajubhai R. Vala deciding to preside over an all-party meeting to assess the Covid situation, has not only surprised the Opposition party, Congress but also the ruling party, BJP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Liberalised vaccination regime gives equities' wings
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's key equity indices rose on Tuesday, a day after Centre decided to liberalise the vaccination drive.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MediaTek launches chipset for flagship 5G smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) MediaTek on Tuesday launched a new chipset for flagship 5G smartphones, Dimensity 1200, in the India market.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sony to keep PS3, Vita stores open: Report
Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) Sony has announced that it'll be keeping its PS3 and PlayStation Vita digital storefront open "for the foreseeable future".
2021-04-20
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Oxygen vehicles in UP to have GPS tracking
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) In view of the reported black marketing of medical-grade oxygen, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now asked the authorities to monitor all oxygen vehicles with GPS tracking devices.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bollywood welcomes Covid vaccine for all above 18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have welcomed the central government's decision to vaccinate to everyone above the age of 18 for protection against Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
La Liga and RFEF express opposition to Super League
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) Both the Spanish Football League (La Liga) and the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed their opposition to the proposed European Super League which was announced on Sunday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Convicted ex-Malay PM called out for tall tales in court
Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was accused on Tuesday of coming up with a "cock and bull story" to try to overturn his 12-year jail sentence for corruption and abuse of office.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
India to be third contributor to global GDP by 2040: US report
New Delhi/Washington, April 20 (IANS) While China will overtake the United States as the largest economy in the world by 2040, India will be a distant third contributor to the global GDP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Locals protest after tourism banned in Nilgiris, Kodaikanal
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tourist guides, operators and other concerned people blocked the highway at Kodaikanal after the Tamil Nadu government banned tourism in the major tourist spots of Kodaikanal and Nilgiris in view of surging Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
28 people freed from Taliban prison in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Six armed militants were killed and 28 people were freed from a Taliban detention centre after the Afghan army launched a special operation in Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Noida firm to help in overcoming ventilator shortage
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) A Noida-based company, Agva Health Care, has come forward to help the Uttar Pradesh government in overcoming the shortage of ventilators in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US Ambassador to leave Russia temporarily
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on Tuesday said that he will return to Washington for consultations "about the current state of bilateral relations" between the the two nations.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
1,000-bed Covid facility to come up in BHU stadium
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) A 1,000-bed facility will be developed at the Banaras Hindu University's sports stadium with the help of the DRDO.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CEC Chandra, EC Rajiv Kumar test corona-positive, discharge duties virtually
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar have tested positive for coronavirus infection. Both the top electoral body officials are now discharging their duty in virtual mode. Regular meetings are being held online by the two officials to conduct the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal, according to Election Commission (EC) sources.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RSS 'shakhas' go online in pandemic
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 'shakhas' have finally gone hi-tech.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
3rd UP Minister succumbs to Covid, govt announces weekend lockdown
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister of State Hanuman Mishra succumbed to Covid on Tuesday at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan's Osaka to request new emergency declaration
Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) Japan's Osaka prefecture will on Tuesday request the central government to declare a fresh state of emergency due to the continued surge of Covid-19 cases and the ensuing strain on healthcare facilities, authorities said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Union minister Jitendra Singh tests Covid positive
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Union minister of state in the Prime Minister's office, Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesia
Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Tuesday with no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Tirupati bypoll most dubious, undemocratic in AP: TDP
Tirupati/New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a 22-page letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the recently held Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll will go down in the history of Andhra Pradesh elections as 'most dubious and undemocratic'.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid vax 'safe' in people with high-risk allergies: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) Severe allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines remain exceedingly rare, thus people with high-risk allergy histories can safely take the jabs, according to a study of 65,000 people.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Patna HC forms committee to inspect hospitals
Patna, April 20 (IANS) The Patna high court has formed a two-member committee in Bihar to inspect Covid hospitals and submit a report to the court. The committee visited Patna Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Bit shocking to see the ball turning so much: Samson
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson said that he was surprised by how little dew came into play during their innings against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Delhi HC notice on SSR's father's petition to ban films on late actor's life
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued a notice on the petition filed by K.K. Singh, father of late Bollywood late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, seeking a ban on films inspired by the life of his son. Sushant's family lawyer Vikas Singh tweeted the information on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Goa IMA starts tele-consultation for Covid patients in home isolation
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) With an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in Goa, the Indian Medical Association has started a free tele consultation programme for the patients, who are in home isolation and are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-Nepal king tests Covid positive after returning from Kumbh
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Nepal's former king, Gyanendra Shah, who returned from India after participating in the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, sources in the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ajay, Kajol wish Nysa as daughter turns 18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol shared individual posts to wish daughter Nysa, who turned 18 on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TASMAC to issue tokens to curb crowding at liquor outlets
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), which is the monopoly of liquor sale in the state, has now started issuing tokens at the outlets to reduce the crowding of consumers taking into account the surge in Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Parth Samthaan looks back at struggle as memories he'll cherish
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) He is a household name today but actor Parth Samthaan says there was a time when he didn't even have a place to stay.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health hacks for the work-from-home life
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) The work-from-home routine in 2020 brought many families closer as they found themselves under the same roof for an extended period of time. As curfews restrict movement and people have to home shelter, setting health goals can help you achieve wellness as a family while you stay safe.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Unnecessary crowd of musicians in the field today: Flutist Ronu Majumdar
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) Renowned Indian flute wizard Ronu Majumdar, who has as one of his feats the welcome song of Asiad Games 1982 with Pt. Ravi Shankar as well as a Grammy nomination, feels there is "an unnecessary crowd of musicians in the field" since many flute hobbyists often want to do full-time work based on a year of training.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Beauty, grooming and self-pampering during lockdown
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) After a tough 2020, most businesses saw a revival, some movement and an upswing in the first quarter of 2021. To gain an insight into how the beauty business has fared over the past six months, IANSlife caught up with Mrunmay Mehta, Head, Beauty and Luxury Beauty at Amazon India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Home decor tips for summer
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) A new season -- whether summer or winter -- always brings new vibes, new colours, and gives you an opportunity to redo your surroundings as per your mood.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Actor Pankaj Tripathi talks about the importance of 'Doodh Roti ki Shakti'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) "I have learnt that family, health and respecting the power of nature, is of utmost importance. We should understand the significance of the life we have and the relationships we have forged in our lives," said actor Pankaj Tripathi at the launch of Britannia Milk Bikis 100 per cent Atta product.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Depot blast not Russian act of state terrorism: Czech PM
Prague, April 20 (IANS) Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Moscow's alleged involvement in the 2014 ammunition depot explosion was not an act of state terrorism, but it was an attack by Russian intelligence agents on goods belonging to a Bulgarian arms dealer.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Czech Republic,Politics
Flak for Fadnavis as 22-year-old kin gets vaccinated
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis came under severe fire after it emerged that his 22-year-old nephew managed to get a life-saver Covid vaccine jab, allegedly violating Centre's norms, here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sudan officially repeals law on boycotting Israel
Khartoum, April 20 (IANS) The Sudanese government has officially approved a bill to repeal the law on boycotting Israel.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
'Israeli won't to request for holding polls in E.Jerusalem'
Ramallah, April 20 (IANS) Palestinian official believe that Israel won't respond to the the request for allowing residentis in East Jerusalem to participate in the upcoming general elections.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ajay Devgn to make OTT debut with web series 'Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is all set to make his digital debut with the crime drama web series "Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness". The actor will essay a gritty cop avatar that reimagines the iconic British series "Luther" for Indian audience.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only 1% Covid vax administered in lowest-income nations: WHO
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that only 1 per cent of the 100 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered last week went in the lowest-income countries.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
South Africa captains fear suspension due to administrative crisis
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) South Africa's Test captain Dean Elgar, limited overs captain Temba Bavuma and women's captain Dane van Niekerk signed a statement by the country's cricketers in which they apologised to stakeholders due to the administrative crisis in Cricket South Africa (CSA).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Palestine moving towards gradual economic recovery: PM
Ramallah, April 20 (IANS) Palestine is moving toward a gradual economic recovery with a significant drop in coronavirus infections in the West Bank, Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
When an innocent prank goes horribly wrong
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Natasha, Riya, Anjali and Katherine were best friends in college - each different from the other yet inseparable - until that night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC stays Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 UP cities
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Allahabad High Court order directing lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of the worsening Covid-19 situation.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctors in PPE kits are regularly visiting Covid wards: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an effort to allay fear and panic amid the critical Covid-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that doctors were regularly visiting the dedicated wards in hospitals across the city, wearing PPE kits.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala to test 3 lakh people for Covid in next two days
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With Covid striking hard in Kerala, the authorities have decided to hold a second round of mass testing which will extend over two days starting Wednesday and is expected to cover around three lakh people.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Southern Railway to run specials to clear rush
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Southern Railway will run special trains or add additional coaches to existing trains to clear the rush of migrant workers wanting to go home, said a senior official.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Motorola launches two new affordable smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Motorola on Tuesday launched two new affordable G Series smartphones -- Moto G60 and Moto G40 -- in India, which will be available on Flipkart.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iraq poverty rate rises to 27% after currency devaluation
Baghdad, April 20 (IANS) Iraq's Ministry of Planning said the country's poverty rate has increased to about 27 per cent after the central bank devalued the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar, the official al-Sabah newspaper reported.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Andhra issues weather warning in 3 districts
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority special commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in Prakasam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No financial data of Domino's India users leaked: Jubilant
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Jubilant Foodworks that owns the master franchise for Domino's Pizza in India on Tuesday said that although it experienced an information security incident, no financial data like credit card details of its users in the country were leaked on the Dark Web.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Humanitarian aid halted after attacks in Nigeria's Borno
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) The UN has temporarily halted humanitarian aid operations in Nigeria's northern Borno State following violent attacks, a spokesman of the world body said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anupam Kher's mantra: I see myself in new people
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has been there, done it all -- from Bollywood to Hollywood. His secret of survival over the decades, he would tell you, lies in his knack at identifying with the youth.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nodal officer to monitor oxygen, Remdesivir shortage in Goa pvt hospitals
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) The Goa Health Ministry will appoint a nodal officer to coordinate and monitor requirements of Remdesivir and oxygen in the private health facilities, amid a steep spike in infections.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National
Fitbit Luxe announced as premium fitness tracker at Rs 10,999
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Activity trackers and wearables maker Fitbit has officially unveiled its premium fitness tracker, Luxe, at Rs 10,999 with six months of Fitbit Premium free trial.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mumbai cops, FDA seize Remdesivir hoards
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Continuing the drive against hoarders, the Maharashtra Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) along with Mumbai Police raided two locations and seized large stocks of the much-in-demand Remdesivir injections, an official said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kuwait extends partial curfew until Ramadan end
Kuwait City, April 20 (IANS) Kuwait will extend the ongoing partial curfew until the end of Ramadan as part of the country's efforts to curb the further spread of Covid-19, the government announced.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Doorstep food delivery by Noida gurdwara for Covid-hit
Noida, April 20 (IANS) The surge in coronavirus cases compounded by shortage of beds and oxygen in hospitals has forced many patients to lock themselves at their houses. Shri Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Uttar Pradesh's Noida Sector-18 is providing two meals a day to the infected patients at their doorstep.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Telangana imposes night curfew to check Covid spread
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Telangana government decided to impose night curfew in the state from Tuesday till April 30 to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to empower Indian SMBs
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft India on Tuesday announced the general availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central, a comprehensive business management solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iran's IRGC Quds Force names new deputy commander
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh has been appointed the Deputy Commander of the Iranians Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) elite Quds Force after his predecessor died of heart disease.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
India men's hockey probables to assemble at SAI Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) A 33-member core group of the Indian men's hockey team will assemble for the national coaching camp at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) South Centre. While 11 players have already been at the centre, they will be joined on Tuesday by the 22-member squad that toured Argentina.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Ukraine conducts massive anti-terrorism drills
Kiev, April 20 (IANS) Ukraine is conducting large-scale anti-terrorist exercises across the country to practice actions aimed at protecting strategically important infrastructures and state borders, authorities said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Delhi Lockdown: Migrants queue up at bus stands to rush home
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) After the Delhi government imposed a week long lockdown from Monday night to curb the spike in Covid cases, in a replay of last year's migrants crisis, a large number of people gathered at bus stations here on Tuesday to flee from the city, fearing the shutdown of the public transport may force them to walk hundreds of kilometers.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
J&K announces measures to check Covid spread
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government decided on Tuesday to extend the night curfew to all municipal/local urban body limits in all the 20 districts of the union territory in view of the rising Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
After troop pullout from Afghanistan, US to keep counter-terrorism ability
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US will maintain counter-terrorism capabilities after pulling out its troops from Afghanistan, according to Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala Health Minister Shailaja goes into quarantine
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Tuesday informed that she was going into quarantine after her son and his wife turned Covid positive.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
E-commerce, OTT, gaming saw over 100% growth in 2020
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, online payments, indoor entertainment and gaming witnessed over 100 per cent growth in India last year, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
14 Hefazat leaders meet B'desh Home Minister
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Fourteen top leaders of the Hefazat-e-Islami militant outfit met Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and members of intelligence agencies in an effort to find a "compromise" following the widespread violence in the country.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Migrant workers trying to go back to home towns as Covid surges in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The migrant workers in different parts of Tamil Nadu are making a beeline to the major railway stations trying to head back towards their home towns fearing a repeat of the 2020 lockdown. With fresh cases touching 50,000 numbers in the last ten days, the migrant workers are worried a lot.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
SC to hear UP govt plea against Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 cities
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the order passed by Allahabad High Court imposing a near total lockdown in five cities in the state, in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
JGU, Coursera to offer 3 online masters' degrees
Sonipat, April 20 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has partnered with Coursera to launch three online masters' degree programmes on the learning portal, the varsity said on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,Technology,Education
In new record spike, Telangana logs 5,926 cases
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) In a new record daily spike, Telangana logged 5,926 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths, health officials said Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Google adding new Earth Day wallpapers for Pixel phones
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Tech giant Google is introducing a handful of new Earth Day-themed Pixel wallpapers this week.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Armed forces roped in to tackle soaring Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The government has roped in its armed forces to tackle soaring Covid-19 cases across the country.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: What is gut's response to immunity
London, April 20 (IANS) Our guts may not provide long-lasting systemic immunity from Covid-19, which is where immune cells circulate through the body to provide protection to other organs, finds a new study that may have implications for oral coronavirus vaccines.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
CSK should build their team around Ravindra Jadeja: Vaughan
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should build their team around Ravindra Jadeja considering his all-round abilities.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Global CO2 emissions set for 2nd-biggest spike in history: IEA
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are on course to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021,the second-largest increase in history, reversing most of last year's decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report released on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remdesivir arranged by BJP was for govt, confirms Maha Minister
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) In what turned out to be a storm in a tea-cup, the 60,000 vials of Remdesivir injections procured by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was intended for the Maharashtra government, Foods & Drugs Administration Minister Dr. Rajendra Shingane admitted here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
EU sanctions Myanmar individuals, companies
Brussels, April 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has imposed fresh sanctions on 10 individuals and two companies in Myanmar for their alleged involvement in the February 1 military coup.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Highest single day deaths of 1,761 in India, 2.59L cases (Ld)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India reported highest single-day deaths of Covid-19 patients with 1,761 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,80,530 on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Another spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Weather remained dry in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast another brief spell of rain and snow in the two union territories that will begin on Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leeds dent Liverpool's Champions League chances with 1-1 draw
London, April 20 (IANS) Diego Llorente's late header rescued a deserved point for Leeds in a 1-1 home Premier League draw against Liverpool.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India, US to coordinate efforts for stability in Afghanistan
New York, April 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar have agreed that the two nations will coordinate on efforts to promote stability in Afghanistan, from where Washington and NATO will be withdrawing their troops, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
More urban Indians suffer payment app frauds, identify thefts
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) More urban Indians are facing payment app frauds (24 per cent), identity thefts (20 per cent) and payment card frauds (18 per cent) than ever before during the pandemic, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
She does what even relatives don't - cremate bodies in pandemic
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) 'Ek Koshish Aisi Bhi' -- this is not the title of a film but words that today spell hope for those in distress.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Dead Bihar MLA's PA reveals ugly truth of hospitals in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) After the death of former Bihar education minister Mewalal Chaudhary, his personal assistant has made sensational revelations about the sorry state of health infrastructure in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National
No US confirmation of lifting ban on vax raw material exports
New York, April 20 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki has refused to say if the US will allow the export of Covid-19 vaccine raw materials to India, a shortage that could impact global supply or set a timeline for dealing with the requests for relaxing the vaccine patent rights.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra Pradesh promotes all students from classes 1 to 9
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Besides cancelling classes for all students from classes I to IX, Andhra Pradesh government has also promoted all the students falling in this bracket.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Pak temporarily bans travel from India
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan has banned travel from India for two weeks in the wake of the unprecented resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in the neighbouring country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Islamabad said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers today
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A day after announcing Covid vaccine for all above 18 years from May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday evening through video conferencing.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liverpool's Milner, Klopp against Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder James Milner is against the formation of a European Super League and insists the players have no control over the decision which could change the face of football, echoing his coach Jurgen Klopp.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool's Milner, Klopp against Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder James Milner is against the formation of a European Super League and insists the players have no control over the decision which could change the face of football, echoing his coach Jurgen Klopp.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Lebanon to adopt modern design for Beirut port reconstruction
Beirut, April 20 (IANS) The Lebanese government has said that the country will adopt a modern design for the reconstruction of the Port of Beirut, which was badly damaged in the August 2020 twin explosions.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
German Green Party names 1st-ever candidate for Chancellor
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) The federal executive committee of Germany's Green Party named Co-chair Annalena Baerbock as its first-ever candidate for Chancellor to contest in the country's federal elections in September.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Russia intercepts US, Norwegian patrol jets
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet intercepted US and Norwegian patrol planes above the Barents Sea, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Politics
Equity indices in green; banking, auto stocks rise
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Tuesday with healthy buying banking, finance and auto stocks.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Night curfew clamped in Puducherry from today
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) As Covid cases are rising, the union territory of Puducherry will impose night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m from Tuesday. All the hotels have been directed to shut their doors by 8 p.m. and to allow only parcel services after this time band.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4 poachers arrested in S.Africa's Kruger National Park
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) Four suspected poachers were arrested at the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend, said South African National Parks (SANParks).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Clubhouse valuation hits $4B, tough competition arriving soon
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) As tech giants like Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, Telegram, Discord and LinkedIn go after it, invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse has reportedly raised fresh funding in Series C round, taking its valuation to $4 billion.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
With 2,59,170, India reports slight decline in daily Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has reported 2,59,170 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a slight decline against the previous day's tally of 2,73,810 which was the highest single-day spike ever.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Modi uses all might to win elections but not Covid: Sibal
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid surging cases of Covid in the country, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'not using all the might to control the pandemic but used it to win elections.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Manmohan Singh's condition stable: Health Minister
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in a stable condition at AIIMS.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Put money into migrants accounts as they are returning: Rahul
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Dogs are mankinds best friends, and the fur balls also make for perfect pals in times of dire need. Many Covid-marooned citizens say they look at their four-legged friends at home as resident emotional props at a time when lockdown stress is beating everyone down.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook launching Clubhouse rival this summer
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the popularity of invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse, Facebook is launching a similar product called Live Audio Rooms which will also be available on Messenger this summer.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Putin to address US-initiated climate summit
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at a US-initiated summit on climate change via video link on Thursday, the Kremlin said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
S.African air force to help douse Table Mountain fire
Cape Town, April 20 (IANS) The South African National Defence Force announced that it will send helicopters as soon as weather permits to help douse the raging wildfire in the iconic tourist destination and biodiversity hotspot Table Mountain, the Western Cape provincial government said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S Korean users aim to sue Facebook over leaked user data
Seoul/New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A group of Facebook users in South Korea is pushing to sue the tech giant for passing users' information to other companies without their consent, judicial sources said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctor held in Mukhtar Ansari ambulance case
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) The Barabanki police, on Tuesday, arrested Dr. Alka Rai of Shyam Sanjeevani Hospital in Mau, in connection with registration of an ambulance on fake documents.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high
Brussels, April 20 (IANS) The pandemic-related restrictions introduced by the governments of the European Union (EU) member states have resulted in the closure of businesses and record temporary layoffs, according to authorities.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Twitter appoints Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Twitter on Tuesday announced to appoint Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering in India, the micro-blogging platform expands its engineering team in the country, a priority market and one of its fastest growing markets globally.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Missing UP girl found dead in haystack, family suspect
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl, who went missing from her house, has been found dead in a haystack with injury marks on the neck.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No oxygen shortage in UP: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has acquired 750 tons of oxygen from the Centre and the 81 units across the state are producing more than 900 tons of oxygen per day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Global weekly Covid cases reach new high: WHO
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) New Covid-19 cases worldwide have increased for the eighth week running, with a record 5.2 million infections reported in the past seven days and an alarming growth rate in young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Man strangles pregnant wife on suspicion in Meerut
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) Suspicion drove a man to strangle his wife to death in front of their six-year-old daughter in Bhawanpur area.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP man fined Rs 10K for not wearing mask
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A man from Deoria has become the first offender to be fined Rs 10,000 for not wearing a mask.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LA County residents deeply affected by pandemic: Poll
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Residents of the Los Angeles County have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 cris, with significant numbers citing the pandemic's adverse impact on their finances, health and children's education, according to a survey.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russian engineer found dead in Agra hotel
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A 55-year-old Russian engineer was found dead inside a room of a five-star hotel in Agra. He had been staying there for the last 17 days.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukriti Kakar: Single tracks aren't the future, they are the present
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Singer Sukriti Kakar's recent single track "Galat hogeya" has received a good response, just as many independent tracks that are claiming top spots on the charts, giving tough competition to Bollywood music. Sukriti feels this is a great time for budding musicians.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion