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Nadal overcomes Djokovic for Rome Open title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 3 and winner of 20 Grand Slams, Spain's Rafael Nadal, on Sunday overcame a mid-match surge from No. 1-ranked Serbian Novak Djokovic and raised his game in the deciding set to triumph 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in the Italian Open final -- his 10th title.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Telangana pauses second dose of Covaxin
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The health authorities in on Sunday announced that they are suspending distribution of Covaxin in view of inadequate stock of the vaccine.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rains, gusty winds claim 6 lives in K'taka
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Six persons died in separate incidents across coastal and central Karnataka due to heavy rains and gusty winds triggered by Cyclone Tauktae over the last 24 hours, an official said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Paralympic chief confident Tokyo will host the Games
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chief Andrew Parsons on Sunday exuded confidence in Tokyo's ability to host the Paralympic Games and Beijing's commitment to the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Nadda discusses relief work for Cyclone Tauktae with BJP MPs, MLAs
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) BJP president J.P. Nadda on Sunday discussed relief, rescue operations and overall preparedness in view of Cyclone Tauktae with the party MPs, MLAs and state office bearers of Goa, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Daman and Diu, and Gujarat.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Injured England speedster Archer out of Tests vs NZ
London, May 16 (IANS) England speedster Jofra Archer has been ruled out of next month's two-Test home series against New Zealand after his right elbow injury resurfaced, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Directly transfer Rs 6K to poor in states under lockdown: Adhir to PM
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transfer Rs 6,000 per month to the accounts of eligible poor.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US, wealthy nations facing a great moral challenge: NYT
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The US and the rest of the world's wealthiest nations are facing a great moral challenge, The New York Times Editorial Board said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Both Centre, state responsible for Raj's Covid crisis: Beniwal
Jaipur, May 16 (IANS) Rashtriya Loktantrik Party and Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal on Sunday made a scathing attack on both the Centre and state government for the deteriorating coronavirus situation in Rajasthan.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
3,816 new Covid cases, 27 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Telangana's daily count of Covid-19 cases dropped to under 4,000 with fewer tests conducted on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chandigarh PGI confirms presence of double mutant B.1.617 variant
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Reports of sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 from 23 nasopharyngeal swab samples of Covid-19 patients sent from PGIMER in Chandigarh were received on Thursday from NCDC in New Delhi, the hospital said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Experienced Chinese TT team for Olympics named
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) China on Sunday announced an experienced six-member table tennis team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, with 32-year-old Ma Long leading the squad and 29-year-old Liu Shiwen skipping the singles event.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Rajasthan CM raises state's oxygen crisis with PM
Jaipur, May 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid situation, where he also cited the oxygen crisis in the state and expressed hope that the Central government will soon increase the supply of the life-saving gas.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Spurs beat Wolves, keep slim Champions League hope alive
London, May 16 (IANS) Tottenham Hotpsur kept their faint hope of Champions League qualification alive with a 2-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Indian teams for World Jr Tennis Asia/Oceania final qualifiers named
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian boys' and girls' teams for next month's ITF World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania final qualifying round have been selected, but there is some uncertainty around the competition due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Credit Suisse overlooked breaches of regulations for years: Report
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A report by the Swiss financial regulator FINMA claims that Credit Suisse ignored over 100 warnings of potential breach of regulations.
2021-05-16
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Politics
31 girls at two Tripura orphanages test Covid positive
Agartala, May 16 (IANS) A total of 31 minor girls and eight caretakers at two orphanagew in Tripura have tested positive for Covid-19 but their condition is stable, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM inaugurates two Covid care cetres in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated two Covid care centres here in sectors 38 and 67.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Route Mobile appoints John Owen CEO for Europe, US
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Cloud communication service provider Route Mobile Ltd on Sunday announced the appointment of John Owen as its CEO for Europe and the US, based in the UK (London) office, with immediate effect.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak tearaway Akhtar had threatened me with deadly beamer: Uthappa
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Former India cricketer Robin Uthappa has said that retired Pakistani express bowler Shoaib Akhtar had threatened him with a "deadly beamer" during the 2007 One-day International series.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Maha sees Covid cases drop, deaths rise marginally, toll crosses 80K
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Maharashtra on Sunday saw Covid-19 new infections drop but the state's deaths kept increasing to cross 81,000, though there was also an increase in the recovery rate, health officials said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
DRDO imports zeolite to make oxygen for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Two Air India cargo aircraft have landed in Bengaluru with 34,200kg of zeolite imported by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to make medical oxygen for treating Covid patients, an official said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Mektic-Pavic clinch Italian Open doubles title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) The second-seeded Croats Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic on Sunday powered their way to their sixth Italian Open trophy, overcoming a tough challenge from fifth-seeded Rajeev Ram of the USA and Briton Joe Salisbury before winning the men's doubles final 6-4, 7-6(4).
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Race for Olympics: Lockdown in Bengaluru hits swimmer Nataraj hard
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A second lockdown imposed by the Karnataka government to contain the spread of coronavirus has prevented Srihari Nataraj, Indian national record holder in mens 100 metres backstroke, from training in the pool for a week.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Amazon, sellers partner to unblock supply of O2 concentrators
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amazon India on Sunday announced that it is working with sellers on its marketplace to help them bring in about 9,000 oxygen concentrators for customers in India.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Shift MP to hospital from jail, directs Andhra HC
Amaravati, May 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Sunday directed that rebel Narsapuram MP, K. Raghurama Krishnam Raju, be shifted from Guntur district jail to a private hospital.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
States/UTs asked to measure, monitor water supply to villages
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM) has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to roll out sensor-based IoT solutions to measure and monitor water supply in rural areas, so as to ensure water service delivery in rural homes by addressing various issues that cause disruption on a regular basis.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Govt to 'defend' its case legally if Cairn's seizure plan proceeds
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports of identification of Indian assets overseas worth $70 billion by UK's Cairn for potential seizure, informed sources in the government said that the Centre is well aware of its legal rights and will defend its case in courts if such proceedings materialise.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Wrestler Sonam still not fully fit for World Ranking Series
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound teenage wrestler Sonam Malik is recovering fast from a knee injury she sustained during Asian Olympic qualifier in Almaty last month. She would, however, skip next month's World Ranking Series in Poland as she is yet to resume proper training, said her coach on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Soumya killed in terror attack on Israel: Deputy Consul General
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Soumya Santhosh, the Keralite caregiver who lost her life in the rocket attack allegedly by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, was an angel who was killed in a terror attack on Israel, Israel's Deputy Consul General to South India, Ariel Seidman said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Terrorism
Lewandowski equals legend Muller's 40-goal record
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) A touching gesture followed the 40th goal of this season of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in their 2-2 Bundesliga draw against SC Freiburg.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc on Maha coast, but no casualties
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The much-feared Cyclone Tauktae finally arrived to lash the Maharashtra coast on Sunday, uprooting scores of trees, and light-poles and causing other minor damage, but there were no reports of any casualties, officials said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Supercomputer simulations unlock old space weather puzzle
London, May 16 (IANS) Scientists have long questioned why the bursts of hot gas from the sun do not cool down as fast as expected, and have now used a supercomputer to find out.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Nagin dance' punishment for violating lockdown in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 16 (IANS Two youths are seen doing a 'Nagin' dance on the road by the police in Rajasthan, purportedly for flouting the lockdown by roaming around, as per a viral video.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Gauahar Khan: Finally getting time to feel like a newly-wedded bride
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Five months into her wedding, model-actress Gauahar Khan says she is finally getting the time and opportunity to feel like a newly-wedded bride.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Missing Kerala fishing boat located off Mangaluru, all crew safe
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) A fishing boat, with 15 aboard, which had sailed from Beypore in Kerala's Kozhikode from May 5 and was declared missing as there was no contact with it for the past couple of days, has been located off the Mangaluru coast, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iga demolishes Karolina to capture Rome Open title
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No.15 from Iga Swiatek of Poland was in ruthless form as she routed No. 9 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-0 in just 46 minutes to clinch the Italian Open title here on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Can we have end to this 'Rambo culture', asks Sajad Lone
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) People's Conference Chairman Sajad Lone has hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Police for arresting the sons of separatist leader Ashraf Sehrai.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Nadda flags off medical supplies to Himachal to fight Covid
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) BJP national president J.P. Nadda on Sunday flagged-off a large quantity of Covid-19 relief materials to Himachal Pradesh under the party's 'Seva Hi Sangathan 2.0' campaign.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
J&K sees 4,141 new Covid cases, 59 deaths
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) As many as 59 Covid patients succumbed in different hospitals of J&K on Sunday taking the total number of people killed by the pandemic in the Union Territory to 3,149.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Cyclone Tauktae: Two killed as ferocious winds, heavy rain hit Goa (Lead0
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) Stormy winds and heavy rains caused by Cyclone Tauktae claimed two lives and uprooted more than 1,000 trees in Goa, disrupting normal life and road traffic and causing power outage in most parts of the coastal state on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Now online booking on CoWIN for 2nd vax dose not before 12 weeks
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Requisite changes have now been made on the CoWIN digital portal, making online or on-site appointments for Covishield vaccine not possible if the period after first dose for a beneficiary is less than 84 days, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
PocketFM plans expansion of operations
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Audio sharing platform PocketFM is in expansion mode and plans to expand its product and overall operations.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Hypertension patients need to be more cautious of Covid: Experts
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) As hypertension is one of the most common comorbidity among Covid-19 patients, health experts on Sunday emphasised that they should not be worried about developing the infectious disease, but, needs to be more cautious and take adequate measures.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
N Korea withdraw from World Cup football qualifiers
Pyongyang, May 16 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Sunday confirmed the withdrawal of North Korea from the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
2021-05-16
Category: International, North Korea,Sports,Football
Iga crushes Karolina in Italian Open final
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No. 15 Iga Swiatek of Poland crushed world No. 9 Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 6-0, 6-0 in 46 minutes in the final of the Italian Open on Sunday. Iga, 19, won 93.3 per cent points on her first serve in comparison to Karolina's 44.4 percent on way to winning the one-sided contest.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Delhi Metro extends suspension of services till 'further notice'
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) In wake of the Delhi government's order of extension of lockdown in the city for another week (till May 24), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Sunday announced it was also extending the suspension of its services "till further notice".
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aptus Value Housing Finance files for IPO
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Aptus Value Housing Finance has filed a draft red herring prospectus with the SEBI to raise around Rs 2,600-3,000 crore.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US Prez Biden draws world-wide condemnation from Muslims
New Delhi/Washington, May 16 (IANS) President Joe Biden who came to power in the United States on a pro-minorities and human rights agenda is drawing world-wide condemnation from Muslims for his support to Israel in the ongoing violent conflict in which dozens of Palestinians have been killed.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi's Qutab Garh village struggles for Covid tests, medicines despite deaths
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Delhi's Qutab Garh village, where nearly 50 residents have lost their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is still struggling to get proper testing facility to detect the deadly virus and timely medication to treat its victims.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K: 66.26 lakh families to receive free 5 kg ration per person under PMGKAY
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs has started distributing an additional free 5 kg of foodgrains per person for the months of May and June, through its PDS (ration ghats) among the 66.26 lakh Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Priority Household (PHH) cardholders in J&K.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
British Masters golf: Shubhankar ends tied 34th, Bland wins title
Wishaw (Scotland), May 16 (IANS) Leading Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma returned his best card of the week -- a 3-under 69 -- yet ended up tied 34th at the Betfred British Masters here on Sunday. England's Richard Bland won the title, returning a six under 66 on the final day for an aggregate of 13 under par on the 72-hole course.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Golf
Haryana CM opens two Covid care hospitals
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated a 500-bed Chaudhary Devi Lal Sanjivani Hospital in Hisar and an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) 500-bed Covid Care hospital in Panipat district.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2018 Aussie ball-tampering scandal monumental mistake: Bowling coach
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Repercussions of the 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal incident in a Cape Town Test against host South Africa is going to keep recurring forever, David Saker, who was Australia's bowling coach at the time, has said while admitting that it was a "monumental mistake".
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Yoga Bar aims expansion of product range in FY22
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) FMCG health food brand Yoga Bar plans to expand its product range going ahead.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
3 held for selling Remdesivir at higher price in Chennai
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) A police team led by Adyar Deputy Commissioner arrested three persons for selling Remdesivir vials at higher price than its Maximum Retail Price (MRP) from Indira Nagar area here.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Explore possibility of Sputnik V procurement: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Amid continued shortage of Covid vaccine, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to explore the possibility of procurement of Sputnik V for the immunisation of the 18-44 age group.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
J&K Police refutes Mehbooba Mufti claim on arrest of Sehrai's sons
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police denied on Sunday that the two sons of recently-deceased separatist leader Ashraf Sehrai have been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Farmers protesting against Haryana CM face batons
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Farmers on Sunday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Hisar, and were baton-charged by the police.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
1 in 2 manufacturers facing lack of skilled workers: Survey
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) More than 1 in 2 manufacturers around the world feel their organisation lacks skilled workers to support smart manufacturing digitisation plans, according to a new survey.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid deaths in Canada linked to dementia, Alzheimer's: Report
Toronto, May 16 (IANS) Dementia and Alzheimer's disease were the most common medical conditions linked with all Covid-19 deaths reported in 2020 in Canada, the media reported.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
IPL helped get my rhythm back after injury layoff: Shami
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India pace bowler Mohammed Shami has said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) helped him get his "rhythm back" after a long injury layoff.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Elon Musk may create his own cryptocurrency soon
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) After applying brakes on Bitcoin as a payment mode to buy Tesla vehicles, Elon Musk has now revealed that he might create his own cryptocurrency in the near future.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
PM 'individualised' everything to become 'Vaccine Guru': Congresss
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Attacking the Modi government's handling of the Covid pandemic, the Congress on Sunday also faulted its vaccine policy, saying the muddle arose because the "Prime Minister wanted to become the vaccine guru".
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paralympic Games: Trials to pick Indian athletics team in June
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) will conduct national selection trials next month to select the Indian track and field team for the upcoming Tokyo Paralympic Games.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics,Other Sports
'India women's cricket team to tour Australia in September'
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) India women to tour Australia for a bilateral series in September, Australia fast bowler Megan Schutt has said. Interestingly, neither the Indian cricket board nor Cricket Australia (CA) has made an official announcement on the tour that was postponed in December due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Nishank receives international honour, dedicates it to Covid warriors
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has been honoured with "International Invincible Gold Medal" of 2021.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Roads deserted on Bengal lockdown's first day as police keep vigil
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Police in West Bengal were on the alert on the first day of the statewide lockdown on Sunday and actively enforcing the bar on any unauthorised movement. While there were some breaches of the restrictions, the streets in Kolkata and around the state were largely deserted.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Minister Singla launches 100-bed Covid facility
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday launched the 'Zimmewaar Sangrur' campaign by setting up a 100-bed facility equipped with oxygen concentrators and vital measurement monitors in his hometown Sangrur.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Disappointed with AFC Cup being postponed: ATK's Kotal
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan defender Pritam Kotal is disappointed that the AFC Cup in the Maldives was postponed because of the bio-bubble breach, but said there was no option except accepting the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) decision.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Maha NGOs create 'jab awareness' among reluctant tribals
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 16 (IANS) Concerned by the sheer resistance among tribals for the Covid-19 vaccine jabs, a group of NGOs and leading personalities in Maharashtra have launched an awareness drive among the forest folks for the life-saver jabs.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Need to propagate Guru Tegh Bahadur ideology: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday underscored the need to propagate the ideology of the ninth Sikh master, Guru Tegh Bahadur, around the world to promote the values of peace, harmony, secularism and coexistence, which Guru Sahib upheld through his supreme sacrifice.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab extends Covid restrictions till May 31
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) With Punjab continuing to report high Covid positivity, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all the existing restrictions up to May 31, with directions for strict enforcement of all curbs.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana in better position compared to other states, says KTR
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Telangana is in a better position compared to other states when it comes to the availability of oxygen and medicines, state Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Manav Kaul: We are living in a bad dream and reminisce about good old times
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Manav Kaul on Sunday took to social media to express his mind on how he feels to be living amid a pandemic and how seeing people selflessly trying to help others makes him happy.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Android 12 might include fresh design for widgets, notifications
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) As Google is likely to unveil Android 12 at its I/O 2021, a new leak hints that Android 12Amight include some new functional changes, including Google widgets and animations.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Wild cats pair rescued in Telangana poultry farm
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) A pair of wild cats were rescued from a poultry farm in Telangana by a team of veterinarians from the Nehru Zoological Park.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Arjun Bijlani shares his words of wisdom
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) A Actor Arjun Bijlani has shared his words of wisdom on his latest post on social media.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rlys completes challenging tunnel drive of 800m in Kolkata
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amidst Covid-19 situation following protocol related to the pandemic, Indian Railways on Sunday announced that it has completed 800 metre challenging tunneling work in East West Metro Corridor from Sealdah to Bowbazar in Kolkata.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Madhuri Dixit: Wear your masks and get vaccinated as soon as possible
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit Nene took to social media on Sunday to express gratitude and share her love with her fans, followers, friends and industry colleagues for their wishes on her birthday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Wake up each day stronger than before: Natarajan
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Fast bowler T. Natarajan said that he is recovering from his knee surgery that had ruled him out of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cyclone Tauktae: Heavy rains claim 4 lives in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Four persons died in isolated incidents across coastal and central Karnataka due to heavy rains and gusty winds triggered by Cyclone Tauktae during the last 24 hours, a weather official said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Payal Ghosh learns Urdu for 'Red' by director Ashok Tyagi
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh is perfecting her Urdu for her upcoming film Red and it is the director Ashok Tyagi, who is helping her.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Max Speciality Films to invest upto Rs 50 cr in new CPP line
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Max Ventures & Industries Ltd's (MaxVIL) subsidiary Max Speciality Films Ltd (MSFL), which manufactures specialty packaging films, will invest up to Rs 50 crore in a new CPP (Cast Polypropylene) line which will have a capacity of 7.2 KTPA (kilo tonnes per annum).
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Over 20 cr vaccine doses given to states/UTs free of cost: Centre
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Over 20 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs free of cost by the Centre so far and more than 1.84 crore doses are still available with them to administer to people, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Corona curfew' extended in Bhopal till May 24
Bhopal, May 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to extend the 'Corona curfew' in Bhopal till May 24. This is one of the precautionary measures taken by the state government to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. Earlier, the curfew in Bhopal was in force till May 17.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
No char dham, devotees allowed virtual access to shrines
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid cases, the famous Char Dham yatra has been suspended this time but the arrangement has been made for the devotees to have online 'darshan'. Millions of devotees from all across the country can 'visit' Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri Dhams (shrines), though through virtual means. Even the local residents of the district are not allowed to visit the temples.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sri Lanka arrive in Bangladesh for three-match ODI series
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Sri Lanka cricket team has arrived in Bangladesh for a three-match ODI series, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) tweeted on Sunday. The team will now complete three days of quarantine before it plays a practice match on May 21.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Hussey now Covid negative, set to return to Australia on Monday
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has been cleared to fly back home in Australia from India after his Covid-19 test came out negative. He is set to reach home on Monday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Over a fourth of EU adults 'unlikely' to get Covid vaccinations: Survey
Brussels, May 16 (IANS) More than a quarter of adults (27 per cent) in the European Union (EU) are "very unlikely" to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a large survey of 47,000 people, media reports said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
India imports $6.2bn gold in April
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India's gold imports in April stood at $6.2 billion on the back of strong consumer demand.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana extends lockdown till May 24
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Haryana government on Sunday announced to extend the statewide lockdown till May 24 to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Home Minister Anil Vij said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Remdesivir allocated till May 23 to States/UTs: Gowda
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has made adequate allocation of Remdesivir injection till May 23 for the treatment of Covid patients, it said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fair price shops to open for longer duration
Delhi, May 16 (IANS) In view of ongoing lockdown in some states and Union Territories (UTs) that may curtail the functioning hours of Fair Price Shop (FPSs), the Centre has requested the states and the Union Territories (UTs) to keep these public facilities open preferably on all days of the month.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Women offer prayers to 'Corona Mai' in UP villages
Varanasi/Kushinagar (UP), May 16 (IANS) Women in the villages of Varanasi and Kushinagar have now deified the Coronavirus and have started worshipping 'Corona Mai' to lessen her fury and save people from dying.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Police use drones for surveillance in Trichy
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The Trichy district police have deployed drones for surveillance on whether people are coming out of their homes during the lockdown period. The drones will be in action in five divisions of Trichy district including, Lalgudi, Jeeyapuram, Musiri, Mannaparai and Thiruverumbur.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shilpa Shetty showcases 'love in the time of Corona'
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty, who last week shared that her family tested positive for Covid-19, has showcased how love in the time of corona is on social media on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Madras HC's intervention sought to prohibit NSE co-location services
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) should be prohibited from providing the co-location facility that has already been considered as discriminatory by various authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), according to a petition filed in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Facebook post case: NIA raids 4 places in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted searched at four locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with an incriminating Facebook post by accused Mohammed Iqbal, an extremist advocating ideology of ISIS and Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, a fundamentalist organisation.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
UP doctors to get online training for treating black fungus cases
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Doctors in Uttar Pradesh will be given online training in the treatment of black fungus.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Indian Railway commissions Wi-Fi at 6,000th railway station
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Indian Railways has commissioned Wi-Fi at 6,000th railway station in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district, the Ministry of Railways said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Gujarat forms consortium to explore Covaxin manufacturing
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A tripartite consortium has been formed with the g
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yogi announces free post-Covid treatment
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that the treatment of post-Covid patients will be free in the state.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IS claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for a blast at a mosque in Kabul that killed at least 12 people, including the imam.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Arrest me too, Rahul tweets poster criticising Modi
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports of people being arrested for putting posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has dared the government to arrest him.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tauktae: 15 fishermen who went to sea from Kozhikode missing
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) At least 15 fishermen who ventured into the sea on May 5 from Beypore port in Kozhikode are missing. All of them are natives of Tamil Nadu.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Massive turnout for pro-Palestinian protest in Paris despite ban
Paris, May 16 (IANS) Despite a ban, tens of thousands of people gathered in Paris for a pro-Palestinian demonstration, during which police used tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse the demonstrators.
2021-05-16
Category: International, France,Politics
WHO asks rich countries to delay child vax, donate jabs
London, May 16 (IANS) Rich nations must delay their plans to vaccinate their children and teenagers against Covid-19 and instead donate the jabs to low-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
German Chancellor candidate says husband will mind the kids if she wins
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Annalena Baerbock, the Green party's candidate for Chancellor in Germany's upcoming federal election, has said her husband will take care of their children if she wins.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Kohli is someone I will always remember: Paine
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Australia Test captain Tim Paine said that his India counterpart Virat Kohli is someone he will always remember. The pair have had run-ins on the field, particularly during the India's 2018/19 tour in which they won the Test series 3-1.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Naval Dockyard Vizag repairs two oxygen plants in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, May 16 (IANS) Experts from Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam have achieved a major breakthrough in repairing two major oxygen plants at Nellore and Srikalahasthi in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cyclone Tauktae: Cabinet Secy stresses on evacuation of people
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday stressed on the need to take all measures to evacuate people in the areas affected by the cyclonic storm 'Tauktae' in the Arabian Sea so as to ensure zero loss of life and damage.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Reporter sentenced to prison in Belarus
Minsk, May 16 (IANS) A correspondent for Deutsche Welle has been sentenced to 20 days in prison in Belarus, the German broadcaster said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belarus,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Airtel announces benefits for low-income customers amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Bharti Airtel on Sunday announced special benefits for low-income customers on its network to help them stay connected during the ongoing pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
One dead, trees uprooted as Cyclone Tauktae causes disruption in Goa
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) At least one person was crushed under an uprooted tree, as normal life was thrown out of gear due to the Cyclone Tauktae with heavy rains and gusty winds causing heavy damage across the state, which has suffered from a major power outage for several hours now.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Kerala travel agent turns lifesaver, converts van into ambulance
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic across the country, a travel agency owner in Kerala's Balaramapuram has turned a good samaritan by converting a van into an ambulance with several essential medical supplies inside it, including an oxygen cylinder.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Shah talks to 4 CMs about preparedness on cyclone Tauktae
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday chaired a review meeting with the Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Union Territory of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli to assess preparedness to deal with the cyclonic storm "Tauktae".
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Israel will pursue Hamas as long as necessary: Netanyahu
Tel Aviv, May 16 (IANS) Hamas continued to attack Israel with rockets on Sunday and the Israeli army struck back with force as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to pursue the Palestinian militant group for as long as necessary.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Maha pays rich tributes to Congress MP Rajeev Satav (Ld)
Pune (Maharashtra), May 16 (IANS) Led by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, top state leaders from various political parties paid rich tributes to Congress MP and youth leader Rajeev Satav who fell to Covid-19, here on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Dhankhar-TMC confrontation peaks in Bengal
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has warned the state's newly-elected Trinamool Congress government to "not force me to use my constitutional powers", sparking a fresh artillery exchange with the ruling party.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
FPIs pull out Rs 6,427 cr from Indian equities
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) continue to pull out investments from the Indian equities amid the severe Covid crisis and the lockdowns across states.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Raveena Tandon: Missing a bit of the red lipstick action
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) With her face covered in masks since last one year of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon is missing putting on her favourite red lipstick.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ex-Saurashtra player Rajendrasinh Jadeja passes away
Rajkot, May 16 (IANS) Former Saurashtra pacer and match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja passed away on Sunday due to Covid-19. He was 66.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
ASUS 'ZenFone 8' likely to arrive as '8z' in India
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant ASUS might unveil its recently launched smartphone "ZenFone 8" as "8z" for the India market.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PM dials UP, Chhattisgarh, Raj, Puducherry CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the Chief Ministers of four states including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over Covid-19 management measures and vaccination drive.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India's Tejaswini wins consecutive high jump titles in USA
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Representing Kansas State University, India's Tejaswini Shankar won back-to-back men's high jump titles in the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Manhattan, USA.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Rajeev Satav was upcoming leader with much potential: PM
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of Rajeev Satav, Congress in-charge of Gujarat who lost his life due to Covid on Sunday, saying he was an "upcoming leader with much potential".
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Markets to continue to remain Indecisive with downward bias (Market Watch)
Trading for the four-day week began on a strong note, but markets went into a correction mode for the next two days and Friday saw a flat market. BSESENSEX ended the week with losses of 473.92 points or 0.96 per cent at 48,732.55 points while NIFTY lost 145.35 points or 0.98 per cent to close at 14,677.80 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 lose 0.75 per cent, 0.75 per cent and 0.69 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP lost 0.49 per cent, while BSESMALLCAP lost 0.08 per cent.
2021-05-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
TN allows Chinese Covid vaccine makers to bid unlike Mumbai
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government's global tender for 3.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine does not restrict Chinese vaccine makers from bidding, said an official.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Militants trigger IED blast in J&K's Shopian
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Militants on Sunday triggered a low intensity blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district although no damage was caused by the explosion, officials said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pro-Palestinian protests held in major US cities
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Demonstrators took to streets across a number of major US cities, demanding an end to the escalating violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Shweta Tiwari flaunts perfect abs in new photo-op
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Television star Shweta Tiwari showcased her perfect abs in a new photograph she shared on social media on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
With series of setbacks, BJP loses momentum in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The series of electoral reverses in Telangana over last two months have dealt a huge blow to Bhrataiya Janata Party's ambitious 'Mission 2023' which it had set out for itself after the victory in Dubbak Assembly by-election and impressive performance in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls late last year.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tisca Chopra works for transgenders, widows during Covid crisis
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra is doing her bit to help transgenders and widows, who have been affected by the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US nurses' union condemns CDC's advice to go maskless
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The US' union of registered nurses condemned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for lifting mask recommendations for vaccinated people in the country, stating that it would jeopardise the health of frontline workers, the media reported.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,International
Now the Vadla crane goes missing in Balochistan
New Delhi, May 16: Vadla is the most "famous" female crane among the common cranes who have been visiting India for the last two years. Like last year, this year too, Vadla, tagged with a transmitter (GPS), started her journey from her winter home in Nalsarovar wetland in Gujarat to her breeding home in Kazakhstan this year on March 29.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Microsoft, AWS share top spot in Public Cloud Services market
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Microsoft shared the top position with Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the worldwide public cloud services market grew 24.1 per cent (year-over-year) in 2020 with revenues reaching $312 billion, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Lockdown extended till May 24 in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government has extended lockdown period for one more week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
At 5.7M, Apple's notebook shipments grow 94% in Q1 2021
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Apple shipped 5.7 million notebook computers in the first quarter of 2021, up 94 per cent from the 2.9 million units that it shipped in the year-ago quarter.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covaxin demonstrates protection against new variants
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Peer-review publication, Clinical Infectious Diseases, has noted that Covaxin demonstrates protection against the new Covid-19 variants.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Who is in, Who is out, only Pinarayi Vijayan knows
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Even after two weeks of Pinarayi Vijayan winning the April 6 assembly polls when he created history by becoming the first to retain office, the only thing that's clear is, he will take oath of office on Thursday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
FB continues ban on Myanmar anti-coup groups: Report
Nay Pyi Taw, May 16 (IANS) Facebook has reportedly upheld a ban on many organisations in Myanmar that have joined forces to resist the military coup that took place on February 1.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Technology
Yoga guru Anand Giri expelled for being in touch with family
Prayagraj, May 16 (IANS) Yoga guru Mahant Anand Giri of the Bade Hanuman temple from Baghambari Math and the Niranjani Akhara has been expelled by the Shri Panchayati Akhara Niranjani for being in constant touch with his family which is against the traditions of 'sanyas'.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Paris Hilton is a 'butterfly babe' in latest post
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Entrepreneur-socialite Paris Hilton channelled her inner 'butterfly babe' spirit as she posted a throwback picture from her holiday in the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
India and France backed by QUAD may have to counter Islamic State in Mozambique
New Delhi, May 16: India and France with backup support from Japan and the United States ? key members of the Indo-Pacific QUAD, which also includes Australia ? may need to focus on Mozambique to counter the deadly Islamic State terror group.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Petrol, diesel prices rise again on Sunday
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices have increased across the four metros on Sunday after a pause for a day.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Big B warns against effects of cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has warned against the effects of cyclone Tauktae in Mumbai.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Katrina Kaif decodes #EyeExpressWithKayBeauty
New Delhi, May 16 (IANSlife) Power up your beauty game with Kay Beauty's latest launch, the Kay Beauty Eyeshadow Palette. These 4 game-changing eye shadow palettes have not only been made with a lot of care but also reflect the most beautiful forms of self-expression. Celebrating #ItsKaytobeYou, these palettes are artfully rendered via beautiful illustrations exclusively for Kay Beauty, depicting 4 unique moods: Love, Pure, Soul and Free. Katrina has given a voice to emerging artist Gaurvi Sharma as she finds her work inspiring and soulful. Her designs recreated these emotions beautifully in a way that is extremely relatable to any woman. Staying true to its promise of #makeupthatkares, the eyeshadows are enriched with Aloe Vera Oil and Macadamia Nut Oil, which keep the delicate skin around the eyes hydrated, while regenerating and softening it, and providing the perfect canvas for eye shadow application.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Luxury hair care delivered at home
New Delhi, May 16 (IANSlife) Luxury Professional Hair care brand Kerastase has been offering its consumers in India a personalised yet indulgent hair care experience for more than 10 years by partnering with only the most luxurious salons across the country. The brand offers hair care rituals and home care products in more than 350 salons across 30 cities including Mumbai, NCR, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow etc.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dark face of Covid; Covid warriors land to often recover decomposed bodies
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) With the exponential rise in Covid-19 cases during the second wave of the Covid-19pandemic, Karnataka is also witnessing an increase in the number of deaths. But what is worrisome is dead bodies are found in decomposed condition due to its metropolitan culture, where interaction with neighbours is near zero.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Vaccination among senior citizens showing good effects in Bengal
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) The major drive to vaccinate the aged people between the age group of 61 years and above is showing a positive effect on the health of the senior citizens of West Bengal. The fatality rate among the aged people have come down considerably in the last two months and the state government is hopeful that they will be able to protect the senior citizens from the deadly Covid-19 in the next six months.
2021-05-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Politicians, businessman, pilot join hands to ensure last rites for Covid patients
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Politicians, businessmen, a female commercial pilot and others joined hands to ensure dignity in death for Covid patients from the posh Sainik Farm area in South Delhi to the holy city of Ayodhya, by arranging their last rites.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Roblox changes 'game' with 'experience' to meet Apple standards
San Francisco, May 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from the ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple over the App Store policies, popular virtual gaming platform Roblox has replaced the word 'game with 'experience on its website.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Delhi joins hand with OLA, GiveIndia to deliver O2 concentrators
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government will collaborate with the OLA Foundation and GiveIndia to deliver oxygen concentrators to Covid-19 patients recovering under home isolation, as well as for those who need it post-recovery under its Oxygen Concentrator Bank (OCB) scheme.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
How to encourage people with Covid-19 vax hesitancy
London, May 16 (IANS) You can't be sure, even if you're relatively young and fit, that you won't get seriously ill or struggle with long-term Covid-related problems. This could be the most effective way to strongly encourage vaccine-hesitant individuals, say researchers.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Blockbuster Italian Open final: Djokovic versus Nadal on Sunday
Rome, May 16 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will take on No.3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal in their sixth Italian Open title clash on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
With humour and heart, quelling curiosity about periods
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) What are periods? And why is it such a big secret, 11-year-old Aditya really wants to know.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Amy Adams shares how Meryl Streep helped her calm down on set
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Oscar winning-actress Meryl Streep taught actress Amy Adams how to knit in an effort to calm down.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Indian team can do outstanding things: Vihari
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Batsman Hanuma Vihari said that India are confident going into the World Test Championship (WTC) despite the fact that they will be facing a difficult opponent in New Zealand.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Cyclone Tauktae: TN CM reviews preparedness with officials
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has directed to take necessary precautions as Cyclone Tauktae is likely to intensify further. It has asked the authorities to summon back fishermen who are in the sea.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Spurred by 'personal loss', singer Mohit Chauhan fundraises for COVID-19 equipment
New Delhi, May 16 (IANSlife) Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan, through his NGO Nivesh and its initiative Project Bajrangi, is working to procure and supply life-saving equipment like oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and oximeters to COVID-19 patients, frontline workers, their families and others in need. They are currently raising funds via crowdfunding on Donatekart.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Salman warns of consequences after 'Radhe' streamed on pirated sites
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has given a serious warning and said that action would be taken against those participating in piracy around his latest release "Radhe".
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hamas leader's house hit by Israeli strikes
Gaza, May 16 (IANS) Homes and apartments in the Gaza Strip, including the house of a Hamas leader, were bombed and destroyed as Israel slammed the region with airstrikes.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Over half of India's employees feel their best work happens outside office: Survey
New Delhi, May 16 (IANSlife) The nationwide Covid-19 lockdown has given rise to what is, in fact, the largest 'work from home' experiment in global history. The pandemic has impacted an individual's preferences of where they want to work, as a new report reveals that more than half of the employees in India feel they do their best work when not in office.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
B'desh educational institutions to stay shut till May 29
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions until May 29 following an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence across the country.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Cyclonic Tauktae very likely to intensify in next 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" (pronounced as Tau'Te) over east central Arabian Sea is likely to intensify further in the next 24 hours.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
9 killed in Pak shootout
Karachi, May 16 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival groups in Pakistan's Sindh province, local media reported on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido
Tokyo, May 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck off Japan's Hokkaido prefecture on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
Covid cases drastically down in Italy
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Coronavirus cases across all age groups in Italy fell by 80 per cent after the first five weeks of vaccine rollout, the country's National Institute of Health (ISS) and the Ministry of Health said in a joint statement.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Jaideep was in both 'self doubt and confidence' on 'Paatal Lok' 1st day
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actor Jaideep Ahlawat went down memory lane as he shared a picture from the first day as Hathiram from the popular web-series Paatal Lok. He says he was in self doubt and confidence at the same time.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B gets 2nd Covid vax, shares photo
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has received his second dose of the vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Irrfan's son Babil posts picture of his 'only one' Sutapa Sikdar
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Babil Khan, son of late acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, has shared a picture of his mother Sutapa Sikdar and penned an emotional note on social media, saying in the closing chapters of their book, he selfishly wants to be the one to take care of her.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Iraq cancels lockdown, impose partial curfew
Baghdad, May 16 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have lifted the planned 10-day full lockdown to curb the rising Covid-19 infections, and replaced it with a partial curfew.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Open to new information on 2018 ball tampering scandal, says CA
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) said it is open to new information on the 2018 ball tampering scandal after Cameron Bancroft, who was at the centre of the incident, indicated that the bowlers were aware of the changes being made to the ball.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Rahul, Priyanka mourn Cong leader Rajeev Satav's death
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Congress leaders have expressed grief on the demise of Rajeev Satav, Congress In-charge of Gujarat, who lost his life due to Covid on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Egypt starts expanding Suez Canal's southern stretch
Cairo, May 16 (IANS) Egypt has started dredging works to expand the Suez Canal's southern section aimed at allowing two-way traffic in the vital waterway, authorities said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Man accused of sexually assaulting Covid patient in Kerala held
Thiruvananthapuam, May 16 (IANS) Kerala police have arrested an ambulance assistant in Malappuram district on charges of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old Covid patient in the ambulance. The arrested person has been identified as Prashanth of Pullamanthole in Malapuram district.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Thailand to ease curbs on dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Authorities in Thailand have decided to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
Pratik Gandhi: Biopic is one format I've love the most
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi, who became an overnight sensation playing Harshad Mehta in the popular series "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story", says he loves the biopic format the most because he has done a lot of work in the biography genre since the time he acted on the stage. Pratik adds that his choice of roles is not necessarily based on big names or production houses.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mango growers hit again by corona curfew
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) For the second consecutive year, mango growers in the mango belt of Malihabad in Uttar Pradesh are experiencing an acute absence of buyers. The famous Dussehri variety of mangoes, grown in Malihabad, are set to hit the market by May-end but the prolonged Corona curfew is keeping the buyers away.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Twitter reportedly working on paid service for Rs 200 a month
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Twitter is working on a paid subscription model and now, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong has found the service will be called Twitter Blue, costing $2.99 (over Rs 200) per month.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) At least four people have died and over 42,000 others affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka due to the formation of a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India records 3.11 lakh new Covid cases, 4,077 deaths
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Witnessing a decline in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday reported 3,11,170 new Covid-19 cases, and 4,077 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ethiopia's 6th general elections postponed
Addis Ababa, May 16 (IANS) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced its decision to to postpone the sixth general elections to an undetermined date.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Pak eases Covid restrictions
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation remained under control in Pakistan during the Eid al-Fitr holidays with daily new cases showing a declining trend, the country has decided to ease a number of restrictions on transportation and commercial activities.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Djokovic sets up Nadal showdown in Italian Open final
Rome, May 16 (IANS) Novak Djokovic will take on Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open final for a sixth time after backing up a dramatic victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas by seeing off home hope Lorenzo Sonego.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the World Bank have signed an $80.5 million additional financing deal to help the island nation access and distribute Covid-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country's inoculatio system and pandemic response.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Chidambaram questions govt on fall in daily vax jabs
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Former Union minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday questioned the Narendra Modi government on the decline in the numbers of daily vaccination while taking a jibe at Health Minister Harsh Vardhan over the shortage of vaccines.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Second consignment of Sputnik V vaccines lands in Hyd
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The second consignment of the Sputnik V vaccine landed in Hyderabad on Sunday. A special cargo flight carrying 60,000 doses landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Myanmar to hold talks with ASEAN officials
Nay Pyi Taw, May 16 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry will hold talks with officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next week, a spokesperson of the military-run State Administration Council said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Police across US brace for 'violent summer'
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Police departments in New York City and other large metro areas across the US are bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a "violent summer", according to a media report.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Congress MP Rajeev Satav loses battle to Covid
Pune, May 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, Rajiv Satav, passed away in a hospital here after a 23-day long battle with Covid-19, party officials said here on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
First Oxygen express train reaches Kerala
Kochi, May 16 (IANS) The first oxygen express train to Kerala reached Vallarpadam terminal in Kochi at 3.30 a.m. on Sunday. A total of 118 Metric Tonnes of Oxygen was delivered.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
UK expert urges 'utmost caution' over lockdown easing
London, May 16 (IANS) The next stage of lockdown easing in England slated for Monday should be approached the "with utmost caution", a UK public health expert warned.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
IIT-K to study impact of immersion of bodies in water, soil
Kanpur (UP), May 16 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Kanpur (IIT-K) will now study the impact of the immersion/burial of bodies in water and soil.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tielemans stunner helps Leicester to 1st ever FA Cup title
London, May 16 (IANS) Youri Tielemans scored a wonder goal and the video assistant referee (VAR) then came to the rescue as Leicester City beat Chelsea 1-0 to win a first FA Cup title in their 137-year club history.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Fuel shortages continue in southeast US
Washington, May 16 (IANS) There are still widespread fuel shortages in the southeastern parts of the US, even after the major gas supplier Colonial Pipeline Co. announced a return of its entire system to normal operations after a ransomware attack forced the company to shut its network for almost a week.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
18 US states, some businesses ending mask mandate
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Eighteen states in the US and some major-label businesses have announced plans to end Covid-19 mask mandates either immediately or in the weeks to come, but others such as California, New York and New Jersey are moving forward with caution.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ex-IAS officer in UP booked for false propaganda
Unnao (UP), May 16 (IANS) A former IAS officer-turned-activist has been booked by Unnao police for allegedly making false propaganda against the state government by tweeting a seven-year-old photograph of bodies floating in the Ganga in Unnao and claiming them to be recent ones spotted in the river in Ballia.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hailstorm affects J&K orchardists, vegetable growers
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Thunder accompanied by hailstorm occurred at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as farmers and orchardists continued to wail and weep watching their fruit and vegetable crops getting damaged, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
'US health agencies face challenge of restoring public trust'
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that health agencies in the US were facing the challenge of restoring public trust over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP extends 18+ vaccination drive to 5 more districts
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) While many states have curtailed the vaccination in the 18-44 years' age group, citing lack of vaccines, the Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to expand the drive in this age group from Monday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Uncontrolled diabetes major cause of Black Fungus: Experts
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) Uncontrolled diabetes is emerging as a major factor in acquiring black fungus infection or mucormycosis, which is surfacing in Covid-19 patients after recovery and is leading to further complications
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
592 Iranians sign up for prez polls
Tehran, May 16 (IANS) A total of 592 people have registered for the 13th presidential polls in Iran, Jamal Orf, head of the country's election campaign, said.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
UP govt to give allowance to those affected by curfew
Lucknow, 16 May (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will provide a maintenance allowance of Rs 1,000 for one month to the poor and weaker sections of the society.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Biden reaches out to Israeli, Palestinian leaders amid conflict
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US President Joe Biden expressed concerns about the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip in separate phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Yogi's oxygen policy to generate jobs as well
Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government's UP Oxygen Production Promotion Policy, 2021, is designed to augment production of medical and industrial oxygen, and generate jobs as well.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for May 17-23.
2021-05-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National
A new bipolarity is in the offing (Column: Spy's Eye)
The Cold War that ended three decades ago, inevitably left behind a legacy, existing even today, of a divide between the US-led West and the residual of the world of Communism inherited by the Chinese leadership. In the era of Cold War the world was tightly divided ideologically between the two politico-economic camps of democracy and free market on the one hand and the State-controlled means of production and democratic centrism, a synonym for one party rule, on the other.
2021-05-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Digital release face-saving for Brand Salman (Column: B-Town)
"Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai", the title of Salman Khan's latest film that premiered on the digital platforms, Zee5 and Zeeplex, on the occasions of Eid on May 13, catches one's fancy. It certainly helps the film generate curiosity as well as positive vibes, a factor that helps a film get an opening response.
2021-05-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he expects Beijing and Islamabad to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to open up a brighter prospect for bilateral relations.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China reports 4 new locally-transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported four new locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases in Liaoning province, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Guterres concerned over civilian casualties in Gaza
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has voiced grave concerns over civilian casualties and the destruction of media offices in the Gaza Strip by Israeli strikes, said his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 162.1mn
Washington, May 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 162.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Avika Gor, Aadil Khan's music video 'Dil ko mere' to drop on May 17
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) "Balika Vadhu" fame actress Avika Gor will be seen in the music video "Dil ko mere", which is slated to drop on May 17. She says the track, which also stars Aadil Khan in the video, has nostalgic value.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jane Seymour reveals her unusual hobbies
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Hollywood veteran Jane Seymour has shared her unusual hobbies, revealing she is a keen fly fisher.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Myanmar records 24 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon, May 16 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 infections rose to 143,059 after 24 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, according to a statement from the Health and Sports Ministry on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine,Politics
France hits target of 20mn first Covid-19 vaccinations: PM
Paris, May 16 (IANS) France has administered the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening of catering businesses and cultural venues, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Politics
At 16, ruling the violin's 4 strings and teaching students
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) At the age of 16, she may have won major honours -- from performing in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mahatma Gandhis 150th anniversary, winning the Bala Pratibha Award, and honours by Kalasagaram, Rasika Ranjana Sabha and Madras Music Academy; but violinist VSP Gayatri Sivani maintains that she never feels 'left out from what youngsters her age enjoy. Someone who has already started teaching students and helped them participate in competitions, says, "While I enjoy practicing violin everyday, when I am not doing that, I love watching sports, playing and reading. So, I dont think I am missing out on anything much."
2021-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zack Snyder hopes he gets to make more DC films in future
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Zack Snyder says his fans want him to make more DC films, and he hopes the makers Warner Bros let him do so.
2021-05-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Thailand to ease restrictions on restaurant dine-in services
Bangkok, May 16 (IANS) Thailand decided on Saturday to allow restaurants in the capital Bangkok to resume dine-in services, but with a limited serving capacity and operating hours.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia records 8,790 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russia confirmed 8,790 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,931,691, the official monitoring and response center said Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka registers 41,664 positive cases, 349 deaths
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) With the pandemic wave continuing to swarm the state, 41,664 cases were registered in a day across Karnataka including 13,402 cases in Bengaluru, while 349 succumbing to this deadly virus, said the health bulletin on Saturday.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Belarus reports 1,363 new Covid-19 cases
Minsk, May 16 (IANS) Belarus reported 1,363 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking its total to 374,714, according to the country's health ministry.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Belarus,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bangladesh sees significant drop in Covid-19 cases
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Bangladesh recorded 22 deaths from Covid-19 infection on Saturday, the lowest daily death toll since March.
2021-05-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Politics
YSRCP MP alleges he was beaten in CID custody, approaches HC
Guntur, May 16 (IANS) YSRCP MP K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, who was sent to 14-day remand till May 28 by a CID court here, has alleged that he was beaten by the CID police while in custody. His lawyers have approached the Andhra Pradesh High Court with a habeas corpus petition.
2021-05-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Dani Alves earns Brazil recall for World Cup qualifiers
Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) Former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has returned to Brazil's squad for FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
3-member Indian tennis team for world jr qualifying round
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) A three-member Indian team has been announced for the ITF World Junior Tennis Championship (Under-14) Asia/Oceania final qualifying round, to be held in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, from June 7-12.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
K'taka to utilise DMF's fund to purchase cryogenic tankers, oximeters
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka on Saturday decided to utilise the District Mineral Foundation's (DMF) fund to purchase 10 each oxygen tankers, 1,000 oxygen concentrators, pulse-oximeters, emergency medical needs and set up oxygen plants to tide over the second Covid wave crisis.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karen guerillas inflict severe casualties on Myanmar troops
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) More than 250 Burmese troops have perished in a week of fighting with the Karen ethnic rebels in a considerable setback in an area earmarked for regrouping by the Burmese urban rebel recruits.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out of Euros
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of Euro 2020 with injury, just months after coming out of international retirement, the Swedish football federation (SvFF) said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Italian Open: Nadal reaches final, eyes 10th title
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Spain's world No. 3 Rafael Nadal extended his perfect Italian Open semi-final record to 12-0 on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-4 win against No. 47 ranked Reilly Opelka of the USA.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Assam CM visits grenade blast site in Tinsukia
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday visited the site of the grenade blast in Tinsukia district, in which two persons were killed and another two were injured after two bike-borne men hurled a grenade in front of a hardware shop at Tingrai market in Digboi on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Murder case: Court issues NBW against Oly medallist wrestler Sushil
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, on the run after his name surfaced in the murder case of a former international wrestler this month in Delhi, could face more trouble after a Delhi court on Saturday issued a nonbailable warrant (NBW) against him.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
2 Oxygen Express trains reach Karnataka with 240 tonnes of LMO
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) The second and third Oxygen Express trains, carrying 120 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) each from Odisha and Jharkhand, respectively, chugged into the Whitefield railway station in the city's eastern suburb on Saturday, an official said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Iga Swiatek to take on Karolina Pliskova in Italian Open final
Rome, May 15 (IANS) In a battle between the two best-ranked teenagers on the WTA singles rankings, No.15 seed Iga Swiatek of Poland ousted No. 35 Coco Gauff of the USA, 7-6(3), 6-3, to book a spot in the Italian Open final.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Blocked from cabinet in senate, Tanden appointed Biden's senior adviser
New York, May 15 (IANS) Neera Tanden, whose appointment to a cabinet post was blocked in the senate, has been named a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, according to a Democratic Party leader.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Curfew timing advanced to 12 noon in Assam amid Covid spike
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) To check the alarming rise in the number of Covid cases, the Assam government on Saturday advanced the curfew timings across the state from 2 pm to 12 noon besides imposing various other restrictions, including limited movement of people and private vehicles, officials said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
I want to play all three formats: Pacer Bhuvneshwar
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After being dropped from Indias Test squad for the upcoming tour of England, pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said on Saturday that he hopes to play the longest format of the game.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup on mind, Pak, WI swapped a Test for two T20Is
Lahore, May 15 (IANS) Keeping in mind this year's T20 World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) swapped a Test match with two additional T20 Internationals to be played in the Caribbean in July-August.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Andhra Pradesh HC turns down YSRCP MP's bail plea
Amaravati, May 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday struck down a bail petition filed by YSRCP MP Raghu Ramakrishna Raju.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Maha: Covid cases drop; death toll crosses 80K with 960 fatalities
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Although the number of new Covid cases dropped in Maharashtra on Saturday, the states fatalities zoomed past the 80,000-level, with a corresponding rise in the recovery rate, health officials said here.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Cyclone Tauktae: Eight relief camps set up in Karnataka (Ld)
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Saturday said that in view of cyclone Tauktae eight relief camps have been set up in three coastal districts that can accommodate around 10,000 people, where food and other basic amenities will be made available to them.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Frenchman Quartararo bags Le Mans pole
Le Mans (France), May 15 (IANS) Frenchman Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP grabbed his third consecutive pole position at Le Mans after the qualifying sessions at the SHARK Grand Prix de France on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, France,Sports,Motorsports
Olympic-bound gymnast Pranati has mind-set for big events: Dipa
Agartala, May 15 (IANS) Leading gymnast Pranati Nayak, who will be the lone Indian to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games, has the "competition mind-set to stand out in big events", feels top gymnast Dipa Karmakar.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tripura,Sports,Other Sports
India will have 51.6 crore vaccine doses by end of July: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that India will have 51.6 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses by July end including the 18 crore doses already administered.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Week after lockdown, Kerala reports high Covid figures at 32,680
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) A week after the enforcement of lockdown in Kerala, there seems to be little respite when it comes to fresh Covid cases in the southern state, as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that 32,680 people turned positive out of the 1,22,628 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' collects $12,75,000 in overseas markets over two days
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Salman Khan's Eid 2021 release "Radhe" may have missed its big screen date with most of India, but the film is doing brisk business in parts of the overseas market, particularly the Gulf territory, since its release on Thursday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telegram, WhatsApp in tug of war over privacy
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) As WhatsApp privacy policy is coming into effect from Saturday, instant messaging platforms Telegram and Facebook-owned platform are attacking each other with a battle of words by sharing memes on Twitter.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Recovered Covid patient spends Rs 3.6K for 4 km ride back home in TN
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Due to the lockdown, recovered Covid patients are finding it tough to reach their homes, as the call taxis and auto rickshaws are not plying on the streets citing police threat, said the son of a recovered patient.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid effect: Olympic-bound wrestlers' Sonepat camp cancelled
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A plan to organise a preparatory camp for the Tokyo Olympic Games-bound eight freestyle wrestlers from next week in nearby Sonepat, Haryana, has been cancelled due to new 14-day quarantine rule imposed, said a national coach associated with the team on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Delhi receives Covishield doses for 45+, no Covaxin stock for 18-44'
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday said that the national capital has received 1,73,760 more doses of Covishield vaccine for those aged above 45 and healthcare workers, which would last for six more days, but it has completely run out of Covaxin for the 18-44 age group.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Police arrest over dozen people for posters criticising Modi over vaccine shortage
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Almost three days after several posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi came up in several parts of the national capital, the Delhi Police has arrested over a dozen people in connection with the cases it registered, sources said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Medical panel denies 3 deaths at RUHS Jaipur connected to drop in O2 pressure
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) After three persons allegedly lost their lives due to reduced oxygen pressure at the Rajasthan University for Health Services (RUHS) in Jaipur, state Health Minister Raghu Sharma formed a five-member committee to probe the incident, which on Saturday cited 'severity of disease to be the reason for their deaths.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO expresses serious concern over Covid pandemic in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) Expressing deep concern over the fast spreading Covid pandemic in Nepal, World Health Organisation's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Nepal has emergency
2021-05-15
Category: International, Nepal,International
India's Lalrinnunga, Sheuli for World Junior Weightlifting
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Jeremy Lalrinnunga, the 2018 Youth Olympic champion, and Achinta Sheuli will compete in the men's category of this months World Junior Weightlifting Championships.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Manipur: Scribe, activist held over FB posts
Imphal, May 15 (IANS) The Manipur police have arrested a journalist and a political activist over their Facebook posts reportedly criticising the the ruling BJP leaders, police said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Manipur,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL best in the world but bowling in PSL is better: Riaz
Lahore, May 15 (IANS) Pakistan pace bowler Wahab Riaz has called Indian Premier League (IPL) incomparable and the No. 1 T20 franchise league in the world, but added that bowling standard of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is the best.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
PM holds high-level meeting to review preparedness on Cyclone 'Tauktae'
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a high-level meeting to review the preparedness to deal with the situation arising out of cyclone 'Tauktae'.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
B-Town wishes pour in on Madhuri Dixit's birthday
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit Nene celebrated her 54th birthday on Saturday, and industry colleagues took to social media to wish her on her special day.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak players selected on basis on connections: Shoaib Malik
Lahore, May 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik has levelled allegations of selection bias against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), saying that players get picked based on connections and not on performance.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
BJP initiates free campaign to fight corona in Bihar
Patna, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to guide corona patients, the election cell of the BJP Bihar unit has started a free suggestion campaign to educate people about the nature of the infection followed by treatment at the early and advanced level.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
J&K logs 3,677 fresh Covid cases, 63 deaths
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) J&K has reported 3,677 new Covid cases and 63 deaths in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Write to PM for turning India into a crematorium: Maha Cong to Fadnavis
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Saturday hit back at BJPs Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis for his letter to interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, advising him to show courage and write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'turning the country into a crematorium.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
J&K extends Covid curfew till May 24 amid surge
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The coronavirus-induced curfew across Jammu and Kashmir has been extended by a week in the wake of a spike in Covid cases.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Make Centre single agency for vaccine procurement: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Prime Minister to make the Central government the single agency for procurement and distribution of vaccine for 18-44 age group.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid: Goa govt. to take over admission protocol of 21 private hospitals, says CM
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that the state government would be taking over control of admission procedures of 21 private Covid hospitals in Goa, due to their failure to reserve 50 per cent beds for Covid treatment in their facilities.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
4 killed, 7 hurt in Maharashtra building slabs crash
Thane (Maharashtra), May 15 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and 7 hurt when the slab of a residential building crashed in the Ulhasnagar town of the district here on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Consults for alcohol-related GI, liver diseases increased amid pandemic
New York, May 15 (IANS) Inpatient consults for alcohol-related gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases have surged since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and remained elevated, a new study finds.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cannot link Goa hospital deaths to O2 shortage: top official
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday dodged questions related to the scores of deaths at the Goa Medical College (GMC), even as Dr. Shivanand Bandekar, dean of the apex institute claimed that it was difficult to pinpoint oxygen shortage as the cause of the deaths.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Forces prepare for Cyclone Tauktae, all flights to Lakshadweep suspended
New May 15 (IANSI) Indian Air Force, Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are making preparations for Cyclone Tauktae, which is expected to cause 'very heavy' to 'extremely heavy' rainfall along the western coast of India in the next few days.
2021-05-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Yoga, breathing exercises aid children with ADHD to focus
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Yoga and breathing exercises have a positive effect on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Madhuri Dixit's 54th birthday: Husband Shriram Nene pens a note with throwback pic
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Husband Shriram Nene posted a special message for his star wife Madhuri Dixit Nene birthday on Saturday, along with a throwback picture.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Simple surgery may prevent strokes in heart patients
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) A simple surgery can save patients with heart arrhythmia from often-lethal strokes, a new study suggests.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Canada,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Mumbai police bust illegal oxygen manufacturing unit
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) In its ongoing crackdown, the Mumbai Police have busted an illegal unit manufacturing liquid medical oxygen which was being sold at exorbitant rates for Covid treatment, an official said here on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman gang raped in Haryana's Farukhnagar, accused still at large
Gurugram, May 15 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped by three unidentified men in Farukhnagar, about 20 km away from here, police said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Would UK and US have fared better if confronted with India's Covid-19 case load?
New Delhi, May 15: Since the outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19, the media has been highlighting the struggle of ailing people in finding a hospital bed. Several celebrities have also conveyed that they had to wait for hours to get a bed during this Covid crisis. Immediate parallels are drawn with the UK and USA. In other words, conclusions are summarily drawn that our systems in India are obtuse and uncaring.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vax drive cheapest cost to economic normalisation: Report
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Stepping up the vaccination drive is the cheapest as well as the most viable policy path to economic normalisation, as per a research report by Emkay Global Financial Services.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
110 medical cadets commissioned as officers join battle against Covid-19
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The medical cadets of the armed forces commissioned as Medical Officers on Saturday have joined the battle against Covid-19. They will be leaving immediately to join as interns in 31 Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) hospitals across the country, which are also designated for Covid care.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Coast Guard rescues fishermen stranded in sea off Kannur
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has rescued three fishermen stranded in a marooned Indian Fishing Boat Badhriya as Cyclone Tauktae ravaged the sea off Kannur.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
TN floats global tender to source 3.5 cr Covid vax doses
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu government on Saturday issued a global tender to source 3.5 crore units of Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Govt ready to defend "illegal" enforcement action if pursued by Cairn: Sources
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Government and other public sector undertakings have not received any notice from courts in US and other countries for attachment of any property in pursuance to UK-based energy major Cairn Energy Plc. plea to recover $ 1.2 billion from India being the value of shares that it held in Indian entity which were later sold by the tax department.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Himansh Kohli: My father and I used to have the most awkward conversations
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Himansh Kohli says he has always been close to his parents, and often consults them for advice. Himansh was speaking on the occasion of International Day of Families on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
With Morocco experience, Surinder Amarnath eyes jr selector's post (ld)
Ahmedabad, May 15 (IANS) Former India batsman Surinder Amarnath has applied for the post of national junior cricket selector, and is banking on his Morocco experience as a coach and selector in early 2000s to get the job.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
IPL returnee Holder to miss initial part of Windies camp
St John's (Antigua), May 15 (IANS) All-rounder Jason Holder, who was part of the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) with SunRisers Hyderabad, has been rested for the first part of West Indies' three-week high-performance camp that begins on Sunday in St Lucia.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Kiwis depart for England for WTC final vs India, Tests vs host
Auckland, May 15 (IANS) The New Zealand men's cricket team departed for England on Saturday night to play a two-Test series, followed by the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against the Virat Kohli-captained India.
2021-05-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Don't be like ostrich with head in sand: Delhi Cong to Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi Congress on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that he is behaving like an "ostrich", as when people are battling with the uncontrolled spread of the mutated variants of Covid-19, the AAP chief has buried his head in the sand to escape from the harsh ground realities.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bangla TV star Sarmistha Acharjee wants career in Hindi shows
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Bengali actress Sarmistha Acharjee, who stars in the hit Bangla show "Harano Sur", is keen to make her debut in Hindi television. She says she is waiting for the pandemic to get over before she looks for work.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
With Morocco experience, Surinder Amarnath eyes jr selector's post
Ahmedabad, May 15 (IANS) Former India batsman Surinder Amarnath has applied for the post of national junior cricket selector, and .
2021-05-15
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Cyclone Tauktae: Ops at Agatti Airport suspended
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Operation of scheduled flights at Agatti Airport in Lakshadweep have been suspended due to heavy rain unleashed by Cyclone Tauktae.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
2,500 Covid patients receive Coronil kits on Nishank's appeal
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth has distributed Coronil kits to 2,500 Covid patients in Haridwar on an appeal made by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Haridwar is also Nishank's Lok Sabha constituency.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
No denial of vaccine or essential services for want of Aadhaar: UIDAI
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Saturday said in a statement that no one will be denied vaccine, medicine, hospitalisation or treatment for want of Aadhaar.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
With 2,173 Covid deaths in a week in Delhi, space increased in a crematorium
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi reported 6,430 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 7 and the daily Covid positivity rate reduced to 11.32 per cent. For the last few days, Delhi has witnessed a sharp decline in daily positive cases, positivity rate and number of patients in home isolation etc.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pankit Thakker says despite separation, wife Prachi and he try to handle things like a family
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Pankit Thakker, who is currently seen in the show "Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha", says although he and his wife, actress Prachi Thakker, are separated, they still try to handle things like a family.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Live streaming on Facebook helps man, minor child reunite with family in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) In a heartwarming news amid the gloom brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a 42-year-old man and his seven-month-old child were reunited with their family in Kolkata after a live streaming on Facebook showed them wondering aimlessly in the Bhowanipur area of the city.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Haryana to open Covid hospitals
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate two Covid hospitals each with a capacity of 500 beds in Panipat and Hisar towns on Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
ISRO team suggests measures to restart oxygen production at Sterlite Copper
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) An expert team from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday visited Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter plant Sterlite Copper and suggested measures to set right the technical snag that halted oxygen production, the company said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Djokovic scripts comeback win over Tsitsipas, enters semis
Rome, May 15 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his game after trailing 4-6, 1-2 on Friday to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 comeback victory against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in a rain-hit quarter-final match of the Italian Open on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Karishma Tanna boots up to go back to 'better days'
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Karishma Tanna is literally in the mood to speed back to happier times in the past, going by her Instagram post on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
China enjoys sweet spot in global trade, calls US confused
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Despite the belligerent rhetoric against the Chinese Communist Party regime across the world, China is likely to enjoy its exorbitant value to the US and the global economy.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Plea in SC seeks using PM Cares Fund for oxygen plants, vaccines
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to utilise PM Cares Fund for the purpose of installation of oxygen plants, procurement of Covid-19 vaccines and other essential equipment at 738 district hospitals across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Yogi trying to incite hatred in Punjab: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath over his 'inflammatory tweet on the declaration of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of Punjab, terming it as an attempt to incite communal hatred in the peaceful state as part of the BJP's divisive policies.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Are Olympics happening in 2021? Federer wants an answer
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer said on Saturday that athletes around the world were waiting for the Tokyo Olympic Games organisers to decide whether the sporting extravaganza "will go ahead or not" due to the evolving global Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Tennis
Won't allow cynical encashment of public anger to trigger violence: J&K police
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said they are keeping a very close watch on elements who are attempting to leverage the unfortunate situation in Palestine to disturb public peace and order in the Kashmir valley.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Delhi govt provides Rs 1,051 cr to civic bodies to pay staff salaries
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi government on Saturday allocated Rs 1,051 crore to the three municipal corporations to pay the salaries of employees and medical staff working amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hiba Nawab misses 'Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Hai' team on International Day of Families
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actress Hiba Nawab, popular for her starring role in the series "Jijaji Chhat Parr Koii Hai" (JCPKH), says she misses the entire team of the show on the occasion of International Day of Families on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Death of 18 elephants in Assam due to 'lightning': Govt probe panel
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) The committee constituted by Assams Wildlife Department on Saturday confirmed that the 18 wild elephants were killed in central Assams Nagaon district on Wednesday after being struck by a massive 'lightning bolt, officials said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
POCO M3 Pro 5G to feature Dimensity 700 chip, big battery
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) Ahead of the launch, Chinese smartphone brand POCO has confirmed that it will launch POCO M3 Pro 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 700 and 5000mAh on May 19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Technology
India football forward Lalpekhlua scores on 'riverfront'
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India football team striker, Jeje Lalpekhlua, and a bunch of youth from his Mizoram village are making an effort to preserve the ecosystem of a river whose biodiversity is being impacted by rampant fishing.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Hundreds throng Chennai's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to get Remdesivir
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Hundreds of relatives of Covid-19 infected persons converged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday to buy the Remdesivir injection.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal extends Corona curfew till May 26
Shimla, May 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the statewide Corona curfew till the morning of May 26.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ayaz Ismail was in a Sufi space while composing 'Ghulam-E-Ali'
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Music composer Ayaz Ismail and singer Nakash Aziz have teamed up for the new song "Ghulam-E-Ali". Ismail says the song combines modern as well as ethnic sounds.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4.9L Remdesivir vials, 19 foreign oxygen plants delivered to states
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Nearly 4.9 lakh Remdesivir vials, 11,000 Oxygen Concentrators, more than 13,000 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants and over 6,800 ventilators received from abroad as medical Covid aid have been dispatched to the states so far, the government said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Women's hockey team almost ready for Olympics: Veteran Helen Mary
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The he Indian women's hockey team is shaping up well for the upcoming Olympic Games going by their recent performance, feels former India goalkeeper Helen Mary.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating the violence unleashed by radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, said Abdullah Al Masum, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Chittagong. The arrest was made on Friday night.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Maha Corona crises: Fadnavis complains to Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Marking an unprecedented step, Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday shot off a detailed letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi highlighting the acts of commission and omission by the state government in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Destitute woman mauled to death by stray dogs in B'luru
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a destitute woman was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs here, the police said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Katy Perry regrets being obsessed with boys in younger days
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry, who revisits her teenage years in her new "Electric" video, says she would have liked her early life to have been less about the opposite sex.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Desperate villagers clash at Bihar health centre over getting vax
Patna, May 15 (IANS) In a bid to get the anti-corona jab, villagers fought with each other, sparking a massive clash at a primary health centre of Aurangabad's Dev block in Bihar on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Go for another test if symptoms persist after RT-PCR: AIIMS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) If the RT-PCR test comes out negative, but symptoms are present, it is recommended to go for another test, suggested All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gautam Gulati says his tattoo, haircut in 'Radhe' were conceptualised by Salman Khan
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Gautam Gulati, who plays the role of Girgit in the film "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai", recalls how the film's lead actor Salman Khan took special interest in deciding his look.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gangotri Dham doors opened amid Covid-19 protocols
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The doors of Gangotri Dham were opened with full religious rituals at 7.30 a.m. on Saturday morning during the auspicious occasion of Baishakh Shukla Tritiya. The idol of mother Ganga reached the Bhairon Ghati on Friday. Mother Ganga's Doli left for Gangotri Dham at 4 a.m. on Saturday. On this occasion, the aarti (puja) of Mother Ganga was performed wishing good luck for mankind. Due to the postponement of the Char Dham Yatra, the doors of the four dhams were opened in a symbolic way.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Man held from UP for duping needy by promising Remdesivir injections
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a labourer turned cheat from Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur for duping needy persons in lieu of Remdesivir injections.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
IMA-Agra forms panel to address rising complaints against Covid hospitals
Agra, May 15 (IANS) The Agra branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has constituted a five-member committee to look into the flood of complaints and grievances against private nursing homes and hospitals, accused of over-charging and fleecing the victims of Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Divyanka Tripathi posts 'on location' pictures from Cape Town
Cape Town, May 15 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi on Saturday treated her fans to a series of pictures from Cape Town, South Africa, where she is shooting for the adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11".
2021-05-15
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurugram Police thanks Dhawan for donating oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India opener Shikhar Dhawan's gesture of charity was acknowledged by Gurugram Police which tweeted a photograph of several neatly-packed oxygen concentrators, donated by the India limited-overs opener, lying in their office for distribution.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
OPPO unveils 'Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition'
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) As the lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the Red Planet, Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Saturday unveiled a special edition of Find X3 Pro, dubbed Find X3 Pro Mars Exploration Edition, as a tribute.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Technology
India to become major production hub for ACC batteries: ICEA
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has welcomed the Rs 18,100 crore Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme that has been approved for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery storage in the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
New pics show Lily James sporting fake bust to play Pamela Anderson in series
London, May 15 (IANS) New pictures of actress Lily James as nineties star Pamela Anderson in the limited series "Pam & Tommy" have gone viral from the set of the show.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Archer wants pace bowler Robinson in England Test squad
London, May 15 (IANS) England fast bowler Jofra Archer has made a strong pitch for the inclusion of Sussex team-mate Ollie Robinson in the England Test side for the upcoming summer.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 6 in 10 S Koreans wish to pardon jailed Samsung heir: Poll
Seoul, May 15 (IANS) More than six out of every 10 South Koreans support the idea of pardoning Lee Jae-yong, the jailed de facto leader of Samsung Group, a poll showed on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
One held in Delhi for black marketing of oxygen cylinders
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police said on Saturday that they have arrested one person for selling oxygen cylinders in black and seized four cylinders and a car used for transportation purposes from his possession.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
After HC order, Andhra ambulances passing freely to Telangana
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Ambulance vehicles making their way to Hyderabad with Covid patients from Andhra Pradesh, are being allowed to cross the border into Telangana since Friday night. The development comes in the wake of the Telangana High Court's interim order barring the state government from stopping such vehicles at the border.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
AAP govt dismantled Covid Centre arranged by our MP: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday criticized the AAP Government for ordering to dismantle Covid Care Centre arranged by its Lok Sabha member from North East Delhi. The BJP said that MP Manoj Tiwari had arranged over 800 Covid beds in his constituency when the second wave was peaking but were dismantled out of vendetta politics by the Arvind Kejriwal government.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Power engineers body demands mass vaccination
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Power Minister R.K. Singh requesting that all the states be directed to hold mass vaccination camps to cover electricity personnel on top priority basis and be treated as frontline workers.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Daughter-in-law of late Malayalam actor P. Dev commits suicide
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The son of late actor Rajan P. Dev, Unni Dev, appears to be in trouble after his wife Priyanka ended her life on Wednesday at her home near here.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL has given structure to Indian football: Hyderabad FC's Poojary
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) has had a 'tremendous' impact on Indian football as it has given the country 'grounds, facilities and great coaches', said Hyderabad FC midfielder Nikhil Poojary.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Football
Man carries Covid positive daughter's body on shoulders for cremation
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) In a heart-wrenching incident, a poor man carried his 11-year-old daughter's body on his shoulders to reach the burial ground in Jalandhar town. She died owing to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Krystle D'souza: If there is a future it will be green
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actress Krystle D'souza spread a bit of environment-friendly optimism amidst all the Covid gloom in her new Instagram post on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana declares black fungus notified disease
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) After the surfacing of 27 cases of black fungus, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said black fungus has been declared a notified disease in the state.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata Banerjee's brother died of Covid
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) on a day when the state announced a nearly-lockdown condition to fight the spike in covid cases in the state for the next 15 days, chief minister Mamata Banerjee lost her younger brother who was battling for life in a private hospital for the last one month.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt suppressing actual numbers of Covid-related deaths, alleges Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday slammed the central government over the issuance of 1.23 lakh death certificates between March 1 to May 10 this year in Gujarat and said that government, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the actual numbers of new infections and Covid-related deaths.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chitrakoot jail shootout: 5 officials suspended
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The UP Government has taken serious note of the shootout in Chitrakoot jail in which at least three undertrials were killed on Friday. On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, five personnel including Chitrakoot Jail Superintendent S.P. Tripathi and jailer Mahendra Pal have been suspended.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
20 Gurugram PCRs delivering O2 cylinders to Covid patients
Gurugram, May 15 (IANS) The district police department has pressed 20 police control vehicles (PCRs) into social service to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Haryana,National
Climate protection depends on political majorities: Merkel
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed on Saturday that far-reaching climate protection measures could be implemented only with the corresponding political majorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Philippines reports more cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 15 (IANS) More cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in India have been found in the Philippines, which led to the government to extend a ban on travellers coming from countries where the strain was found in recent days, officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Coal off-take to face temporary headwinds due to Covid resurgence: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Domestic coal production as well as off-take could face temporary headwinds due to the second Covid wave-led restrictions along with localised lockdowns, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Noel Gallagher: Oasis is done I'm afraid
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Legendary musician Noel Gallagher, who once shot to fame as an integral part of Oasis, says the iconic rock band won't reunite.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rupani govt rubbishes Gujarati media's Covid death figures
Gandhinagar, May 15 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Saturday refuted the reports of a Gujarati newspaper which claimed that the number of death certificates issued between March 1 and May 10 in the state were almost 61,000 in excess compared to the same period last year.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India tour to Eng: Sthalekar blasts BCCI for ignoring bereaved Veda
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has come under fire from former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar, who has taken it to task for not communicating with India woman cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy as she grapples with the loss of her sister and mother due to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
PM emphasises on door-to-door Covid testing in rural India
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed on localised containment strategies in states where Test Positive Rate (TPR) in districts is high and adopt "door to door testing and surveillance in rural India" to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
FIH postpones Belgium-Argentina Pro League ties due to Covid
Lausanne, May 15 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Pro League matches between Belgium and Argentina scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Antwerp have been postponed due to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Cyclone Tauktae: Stalin orders to bring 82 fishing boats ashore
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday ordered officials to take steps to bring back 82 fishing boats in deep sea at the earliest.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
CarryMinati on 30mn mark: My content has found resonance with majority of masses
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) YouTube star and digital creator CarryMinati, whose real name is Ajey Nagar, attributes garnering 30 million subscribers to his fans, saying the figures indicate his content is loved by most viewers despite criticism.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NTPC augments Covid care facilities across the country
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) NTPC Ltd, India's largest integrated energy company, has added more than 500 beds with oxygen support and more than 1100 isolation beds across plants in various states to help in critical Covid care.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Navneet Kalra got Delhi Golf Club membership under Ajay Maken: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday alleged that Congress has close links with businessman Navneet Kalra, accused of hoarding and black marketeering of oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Last day for candidates to register for Iranian prez polls
Tehran, May 15 (IANS) Saturday marked the last day that candidates could register for Iran's presidential elections next month.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
India's nuclear and space sectors contributes for fight against Covid-19
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Financing the setting up of the oxygen delivery infrastructure/oxygen beds and air conditioned mortuary in hospitals, supply of oxygen concentrators, designing ventilators, oxygen concentrators and supplying oxygen are some of the ways the two strategic sector players - NPCIL and ISRO- are contributing to the nation's fight against coronavirus.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Key to domestic cricketers' Covid compensation rests with states
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has still not committed to compensate first-class players for loss in income due to the curtailed 2020-21 season amid Covid-19 pandemic that had no longer format tournament, including the premier Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy competitions.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Paris police order stores closed over banned demonstration
Paris, May 15 (IANS) Police in Paris have ordered stores near an unauthorised demonstration to close on Saturday, citing "serious risk of disturbances to the public order".
2021-05-15
Category: International, France,Politics
Instagram will soon let users post from its website
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is reportedly working on an update to its desktop website that will allow users to create posts from there as well.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cyclone Tauktae hits K'taka coast, brings in heavy rainfall
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Cyclone Tauktae has hit the coastal region of Karnataka resulting in heavy rainfall especially in Dakshina Kannada district, where wind speed of around 75 km per hour was recorded, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Priya Bapat donates blood after Covid recovery
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Popular Marathi actress Priya Bapat has donated blood for Covid patients, after recovering from the coronavirus.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kartik Aaryan posts picture with face pack, asks fans for 'wrong captions'
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan on Saturday posted a picture on Instagram and asked fans to caption it wrongly.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ULFA (I) declares ceasefire days within Sarma's appeal, cites Covid situation
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The banned separatist group, United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) or ULFA(I) has declared a unilateral ceasefire for three months following an appeal by new Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Terrorism
Manoj Bajpayee is 'away from everyone, everywhere'
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Manoj Bajpayee is currently in the mountains and says he is away from everyone and everywhere. The actor posted a gamut of pictures on Instagram on Saturday of mountain tops and a rainbow, though he refrained from informing fans of his current location.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon India launches free video streaming service miniTV
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Amazon India on Saturday launched a free video streaming service called miniTV which will available within the Amazon Android app.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
GST Council to meet 1st time in 2021 on May 28 to discuss Covid relief
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The GST Council will meet for the first time this year on May 28, through video conferencing.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russian girls making TikTok video set fire to tonnes of straw
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Two girls in Russia set fire to a nearly 200 tonnes of straw, causing extensive damage, while trying to make a TikTok video.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Human Interest/Society
Experts weigh in on the importance of health this International Day of Families
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) Every year, May 15 is observed as International Day of Families. It celebrates the importance of families and aims to raise awareness of issues relating to families. The pandemic has put a pause on one's family's daily routine and has left many families with no option but to stay home. Schools have been closed, workplaces shut, and many parents and caretakers are home with their families. Keeping this in mind, the theme this year for the day has been kept as what the impact of new technologies has been on the well-being of families.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Goa gears up for Cyclone Tauktae; NDRF team arrives
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) The Goa government is gearing up for Cyclonic storm Tauktae which is gathering momentum along the country's western coast.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Many older adults adapted technology during lockdown: Study
London, May 15 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown led several older adults to adapt and engage with technology -- such as Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime -- to stay in touch with loved ones or participate in exercise classes or religious groups, finds a new study.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Tracking variant's epidemiology a time-taking process: Renu Swarup
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tracking a variant, sequencing and analysing its epidemiology and understanding its clinical manifestation is a time-taking process, says Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) The US embassy in Kabul on Saturday warned American citizens to exercise caution in places where people are known to congregate, saying that "historically, violence has increased in Afghanistan following the Eid holiday".
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Maharashtra all set to face Cyclone Tauktae fury (Ld)
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) As the Cyclone Tauktae whirls towards the Gujarat coast, Maharashtra is preparing to grapple its impact on the coastal Konkan and some interiors which are likely to be affected with heavy rains and gusty winds, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
This Raj town cut down Covid deaths by 50%
Jaipur, May 15 (IANS) Dungarpur, a small Rajasthan town, has scripted a success story by bringing down the Covid death toll by 50 per cent with the proactive approach of panchs, sarpanchs, ward councillors, ANM, village committees and senior officials.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Democracies needed in fight against online terror videos: Macron
Paris, May 15 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron said the murder of teacher Samuel Paty will not be forgotten as he called for democracies to find solutions against online terrorist videos.
2021-05-15
Category: International, France,Politics
Restoring 'baby collagen' in skin
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) Collagen is responsible for the irresistible quality, texture and bounce found in baby skin. Collagen makes up 80 per cent of skin and consequently is the most critical structural protein in your skin. However, not all collagen is created equally; it's a complex protein and not easy to 'replace' once lost.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mental Health Awareness Week
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 10-16 this year. During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. Some of us have seen our already fragile mental health plummet, as the support networks around us disappear.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
German govt vows not to tolerate anti-Semitic rallies
Berlin, May 15 (IANS) The German government has condemned the recent anti-Israel rallies staged across the country in the wake of ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip, and vowed to ramp up protection for Jewish institutions.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Doctors' advice for post-vaccine care at home
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) A sore injection site, pain in the injected arm, mild fever, moderate fatigue, headaches, chills, and even diarrhoea are symptoms commonly seen after administration of the Covid-19 vaccine. While one may have taken the right step towards protection from the virus, doctors say the post-vaccination symptoms can be managed at home.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Marykom's quarantine over, she can train in isolation
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound MC Marykom has completed her seven days quarantine period at the national boxing camp in Pune, but will still train in isolation to stay safe, says a coach associated with the camp.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Tourism promotion video triggers outrage in Turkey
Ankara, May 15 (IANS) A Turkish government tourism promotion video showing airline and hospitality staff wearing yellow masks with a logo that reads "Enjoy! I am vaccinated" has triggered widespread outrage across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Japanese toaster maker enters 5G smartphone business
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) A Japanese company known for its stylish consumer appliances, especially toasters, is entering the smartphone business, and has announced to start with a 5G device.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Kerala IMA recommends digital swearing in of Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association on Saturday recommended that in the wake of the massive Covid surge, it would be best if the swearing in of the second Pinarayi Vijayan government is done virtually.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dial 1031 for oxygen in Delhi, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Covid patients in home isolation will be provided oxygen concentrators at their homes with recommendation of doctors in the national capital. To ensure each Covid patient in home isolation gets oxygen cylinders delivered at home, the Delhi government has set up an 'oxygen concentrator bank' (OCB) for this purpose.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
ULFA-I announces unilateral ceasefire in Assam for 3 months
Guwahati, May 15 (IANS) Days after Himanta Biswa Sarma, the new Assam Chief Minister, appealed to militant outfits to shun violence and join the mainstream, the outlawed The United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months with immediate effect.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Near complete lockdown in Bengal from Sunday
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Considering the stiff rise in Covid cases, the Mamata Banerjee government imposed near-complete-lockdown norms in the state starting from Sunday 6 a.m. for the next 15 days, allowing movement of people and vehicles only for emergency.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Blinken to visit Denmark, Iceland, Greenland next week
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Denmark, Iceland and Greenland next week, a trip that includes a first in-person meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
After WHO, NITI Aayog lauds Yogi over Covid-19 management
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath model for the management of Covid-19 has been appreciated by NITI Aayog after being praised by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
2021-05-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CDC data show racial disparities in US Covid vaccination
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that there are significant racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 vaccination in the country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over 2 billion users including more than 400 million in India, industry experts emphasised that the government must implement stricter data privacy rules and restrain the Facebook-owned app as was done while banning Chinese apps to protect the sovereignty of the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Feathered eyebrows? Here's how you can get 'em
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) The 2021 photo-ready brow look of the year is 'Feathered eyebrows'. Light and fluffy brows that enhance the natural face structure and at the same time give you fuller-looking eyebrows is the beauty trend to watch out for this season. Chandni Goyal, Makeup Artistry, Anastasia Beverly Hills, decodes how to achieve the feathered look in 5 simple steps:
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi reports less than 7k new Covid cases, lowest since April
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Delhi reported 6,500 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 7, the day when the city reported 5,506 cases in a day.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Tantric puja' organised in Gaya to end Covid
Gaya (Bihar) May 15 (IANS) Amid a raging global pandemic, a large number of people in this Bihar holy city organised an occult ceremony (tantric puja) on Saturday to expedite the end to Coronavirus.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Popularisation of clear teeth aligners in India
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) Traditionally, the orthodontic procedure that seeks to "correct" crooked, overlapping, crowded, and gapped teeth has relied on metal braces. The image of a wired-teethed teenager being a regular occurrence in the popular imagination is proof of this. Reality, however, is the problem of misaligned or crooked teeth is not limited to teenagers.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Leveraging new technologies can help protect families during Covid-19: Survey
New Delhi, May 15 (IANSlife) Families across the world have been under tremendous pressure in the face of the ongoing crisis. Deep seated gender inequalities and discrimination have ensured that the dice is rolled against women and girls. As quarantine measures force people to remain at home, keep schools and day-care facilities closed, the burden of unpaid care and domestic work on women has increased exponentially.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maharashtra braces for Cyclone Tauktae onslaught
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) As the Cyclone Tauktae whirls towards the Gujarat coast, Maharashtra is preparing to grapple its impact on the coastal Konkan and some interiors which are likely to be affected with heavy rains and gusty winds, officials said here on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
TV star Varun Sharma: Acting helps you get closer to people around you
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) TV actor Varun Sharma says that he got to know the people around him better after he became an actor, because he started to constantly observe everyone.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Archery body initiates visa process for Oly qualifiers in France
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Archery Association of India (AAI) has initiated process for procuring visa for team to compete at next month's Olympic qualification event and World Cup in Paris.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Colombian govt ready to meet strike leaders: Prez
Bogota, May 15 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque has reiterated that his government is ready to meet and begin formal negotiations with members of the National Strike Committee following 16 days of protests and roadblocks sparked by proposed tax hikes that have since been rescinded.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Tech Mahindra announces appointment of 'Wellness Officer'
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, on Saturday announced the appointment of Meghna Hareendran as the 'Wellness Officer', with immediate effect.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
India's active caseload decreased to 36,73,802 on Saturday
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India's total active caseload has decreased to 36,73,802 on Saturday that comprises 15.07 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple to discontinue space gray iMac accessories
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) After the discontinuation of the iMac Pro, Apple is discontinuing space gray "Magic" accessories that it sold separately alongside the iMac Pro.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
$50,555 raised from Anand & 4 GMs Covid relief fund matches
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) A sum of $50,555 was raised by online chess game site www.chess.com towards Covid-19 relief in India by organising chess games featuring five time World Chess Champion Grandmaster (GM) V.Anand and four other GMs Koneru Humpy, Dronavalli Harika, Nihal Sarin and R.Praggnanandhaa recently, said an official.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Health/Medicine,Other Sports
China approves another inactivated Covid vax for emergency use
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has approved one more inactivated Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, according to an announcement by the developer of the jab.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Airtel rolls out Covid support services on its digital platform
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has rolled out a range of Covid support initiatives for customers by leveraging its digital platforms.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Panchayats, village frontline workers to play a key role in curbing Covid-19 in rural India
New Delhi, May 15: With the surge in the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic overwhelming the health facilities in the urban areas, the Government is seized of its spread and affect in the rural areas.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Women boxers hit roadblock ahead of Asian championships
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Half of 10-member women's team is doubtful to compete at the Asian Boxing Championships in Dubai starting May 21 after strict Covid-19 protocols at Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune didn't let them join the ongoing national camp.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Did Covid-19 virus leak from a Chinese lab? 18 top global scientists seek fresh answers
New Delhi, May 15: Suspicion that the Covid-19 virus could have resulted from a laboratory leak in China refuses to die down, following a fresh demand by a group of eminent scientists for further investigations to determine the origin of the deadly disease.
2021-05-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Covid pushes India's Pharma industry growth to 59% in April
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The fresh wave of Covid-19 in the country has pushed up sales of medicines and resulted in exponential growth for the pharmaceutical sector.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Charitable centres ease Covid pressure in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) A total of 67 patients are being treated in mini-Covid-19 care centres set up by charitable organizations in Chandigarh that help government hospitals ease pressure, a senior official said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
1st repatriation flight from India lands in Aus
Canberra, May 15 (IANS) The first repatriation flight from India landed in Australia on Saturday after the government's controversial travel ban to the Covid-battered country ended.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Politics
India's cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 18 cr
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 18 crore on Saturday under the Phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SKF reports 51% growth in Q4 profit
Pune, May 15 (IANS) Amidst the pandemic, bearings major SKF India has reported a smart 51 per cent growth in its profit during the fourth quarter period of FY21 ending March 31, 2021.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
California announces new plan to boost film industry
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a new measureby adding $30 million to boost the state's film and television tax incentive program.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
India remains hugely concerning: WHO
Geneva/New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) India remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Making fun of India's culture is Tharoor's favourite pastime: BJP
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The BJP slammed former Union Minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for questioning the progress the country made in recent years. The saffron party leaders said that making fun of the country is Tharoor's favourite pastime.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
11 dead after van plunges into canal in Pak
Lahore, May 15 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed after a passenger van plunged into a canal in Pakistan's Punjab province, according to media reports.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why Shilpa Shetty said no to grocery savings?
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Whether its sumptuous kitchen delicacies, useful backyard garden gyaan, or power yoga punches, Shilpa Shetty has proven that she can never go wrong when it comes to nutrition thats packed with taste and health. But, what does she do when her brother-in-law orders groceries with a 100-rupee 'bachat?
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Aus IPL contingent may land in Sydney, BCCI to foot bill: Report
Sydney, May 15 (IANS) The Australian cricket contingent that was part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will return home within a day or two and quarantine in Sydney with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) likely to foot the bill for travel and quarantine.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
S.Africa arrests 4 suspected marine poachers
Johannesburg, May 15 (IANS) South African marine law enforcers have arrested four people, suspected of "poaching" lobster and abalones in the Table Mountain National Park, authorities said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Casket of Kerala caregiver killed in Israel attack reaches India
Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, reached Delhi on Saturday, said Union Minister V. Muraleedharan.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New York City to aid India's Covid battle
New York, May 15 (IANS) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will tap into its stockpile to send Covid-19 test kits, swabs, ventilators, BiPap machines, pulse oximeters, and other medical supplies to India, which is currently battling a devastative second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Stalin orders to book hoarders, black marketers under Goondas Act
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday ordered to book those who hoard and sell Remdesivir injection in black market under the Goondas Act. He also ordered to book those who sell oxygen cylinders at premium rates under this Act.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid can trigger blood clots in arms, finds NRI scientist
New York, May 15 (IANS) A team of US researchers led by an Indian American scientist has reported the first instance of Covid-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in patient's arms.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Biden signs executive order revoking measures issued by Trump
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will revoke several measures issued by his predecessor Donald Trump.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Europe has right conditions for safe reopening of tourism'
Lisbon, May 15 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has already had the right conditions for a "safe reopening" of tourism in summer, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Mindat, new symbol of resistance against Myanmar military, fights on
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Heavy fighting continued in Mindat town in Myanmar's Chin state on Saturday, as civilian fighters fought the Myanmar military or Tatmadaw, braving heavy artillery barrages.
2021-05-15
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
US city to pay $10mn to family of unarmed black man killed by police
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The US city of Columbus has agreed to pay $10 million to the family of Andre Hill, an unarmed African-American man who was shot dead by police in December 2020, local media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Gul Panag: Was able to leverage film career to do other things
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Gul Panag has been in the Hindi film industry for almost 18 years now, and she says her acting career enabled her to do other things that are important to her.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid resurgence to cause short-term disruption in credit off take: HDFC Securities
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) The second wave of pandemic is expected to cause short-term disruption in credit off take, said HDFC Securities in a report.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid Care: Boeing plans to set up field hospitals in India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing has tied-up with state governments along with NGOs to set up field hospitals in India to treat Covid patients.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Harsh Vardhan to hold video meet with 4 CMs on Covid
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will be holding a meeting with Health Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat on Covid-19 situation and progress on vaccination drive in these states later on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mumbai Police give 'Friends' reunion witty spin to spread Covid awareness
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Mumbai Police have given a witty, quirky twist to the much-hyped and upcoming "Friends" reunion special, in a bid to create Covid-19 awareness.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Johnson, Irish leader agree to maintain 'smooth trade' after Brexit
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin have agreed to work together to "maintain smooth trade" between Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Washington state to reopen on June 30
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Washington Governor Jay Inslee has announced that the US state will reopen on June 30, after witnessing a steady decline in Covid-19 trends.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Trump defender elected House Republican Conference chair
Washington, May 15 (IANS) US House Republicans have voted for former President Donald Trump's staunch defender Elise Stefanik to fill the No. 3 leadership position of conference chair after veteran lawmaker Liz Cheney was removed from the position.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ujjain MP gets staff vaccinated in office, sparks controversy
Ujjain (MP), May 15 (IANS) Even as common citizens are struggling to get vaccines against Covid-19, BJP's Ujjain MP Anil Firozia got his staff vaccinated in his office. A video of this has also gone viral on the social media.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Scientists spot genes linked with severe Covid-19 risk
New York, May 15 (IANS) Scientists have decoded genes that put certain people at high chances of contracting the virus and developing severe Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,National,Science/Tech
BJP set to give tough time to Trinamool in Assembly
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) BJP boycotted the Speaker election in the West Bengal Assembly protesting against post-poll violence in the state and that is indicative enough that the saffron party will not leave grounds to the Trinamool Congress though the ruling party captured over two-third majority in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
England team to call bio-bubble 'team environment' for positivity
London, May 15 (IANS) The England cricket team has been urged to use the term 'team environment' instead of 'bio-bubble' when it gathers at the end of this month for a home Test series against New Zealand. According to reports in British media, the change in nomenclature has been done to avoid negative connotation of the term 'bio-bubble' and make team camp a relaxed place to live.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PM Modi holds key meeting on Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a crucial meeting on Saturday to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination progress across the country.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel-Gaza violent tension continues unabated
Jerusalem, May 15 (IANS) Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Hamas movement, the worst since 2014, has continued unabated in the Gaza Strip with no sign of any ceasefire between the two sides to end te violence.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Heavy rain lash Kerala, coastal areas badly affected
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The after effects of the deep depression formed over Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea that intensified into a cyclonic storm (Tauktae) over the archipelago and adjoining southeast east central Arabian Sea moving northwards during the past six hours, has caused huge damage to the coastal areas in Kerala.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cisco to acquire threat assessment platform Kenna Security
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Networking major Cisco has announced to acquire Kenna Security, makers of a risk-based vulnerability management platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak reaffirms support for Afghan peace process
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed his country's support to the Afghan peace process for a sustainable political settlement in the war-torn neighbouring country.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China cancels 487 inbound flights over Covid concerns
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has so far cancelled 487 inbound flights due to concerns over the the spread of Covid-19, according to aviation authorities.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Court dismisses Facebook bid to block EU data sharing ruling
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Ireland's High Court has dismissed a bid by Facebook bid to block a European Union privacy regulation that could suspend the flow of data from the EU to the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chilean govt calls for maintaining SOPs during weekend polls
Santiago, May 15 (IANS) Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris has called on citizens to maintain protective measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the landmark polls slated to take place on Saturday and Sunday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Japan expands emergency to 3 more prefectures
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced an expansion of a state of emergency over Covid-19 to the three additional prefectures of Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Isolated light rain likely in J&K in next 24 hours
Srinagar, May 15 (IANS) Erratic weather accompanied by thunder and hailstorm occurred in J&K during the last 24 hours as the meteorological (MET) department said isolated light rain is likely to occur during the next 24 hours.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
6 dead, 218 injured after tornado hits Wuhan
Wuhan, May 15 (IANS) Six people were killed and 218 others injured after a tornado hit Wuhan city, the capital of China's Hubei province, government sources said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Google fights to protect work status for immigrants' spouses in US
San Francisco, May 15 (IANS) Google has filed a legal brief with over 40 companies including Apple, Amazon, Twitter and Microsoft to protect a work authorisation programme that allows the spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bowlers were aware of ball-tampering tactics, hints Bancroft
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, who was suspended from cricket for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal along with Steve Smith and David Warner during a Test match against South Africa in March 2018, has indicated that Australian bowlers too were aware of the unfair tactics.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
China reports 5 new locally- transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported five new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Breather to consumers as OMCs pause fuel price rise
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A day after steep increase in retail prices of petrol and diesel, fuel retailers on Saturday spared consumers of any further increase in fuel prices.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russia included US, Czech Republic in 'unfriendly countries' list
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Russia has included the US and the Czech Republic in a list of countries that have been classified as "unfriendly", according to a document published on the nation's official legal information portal.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Opinion/Commentary
Twitter asks users to protect its ad dollars in iOS 14.5 prompt
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Twitter has joined companies like Facebook in asking users to protect its targeted ad dollars in a new iOS 14.5 prompt, as the new Apple App Tracking Transparency forces developers to ask permission from users if they want to enable ad tracking.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UK to speed up Covid vaccination amid concerns over India variant
London, May 15 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country is planning to accelerate its coronavirus vaccination program for priority groups amid concerns over the spread of the Indian variant.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Rahul Sharma on 'Ramyug' music: Subject of 'Ramayan' drew in classical greats
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Santoor player and musician Rahul Sharma has composed and sung songs for the recent web series "Ramyug", and he says that he wanted an amalgamation of classical and modern sounds for the show's soundtrack.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyd hospital saves life with US FDA-approved non surgical pump technology
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) A 45-year-old man who is working in an IT Software Company Bengaluru got a new lease of life after a team of cardiologists at Medicover Hospitals, here, performed a critical heart procedure using US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical pump technology.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
China succeeds in first Mars landing
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) The lander carrying China's first Mars rover has touched down on the Red Planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) confirmed on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Over 3.26L new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Deal reached on bipartisan commission to review US Capitol riot
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Democratic and Republican members of the US House Homeland Security Committee have reached an agreement on a legislation to establish a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to review the deadly January 6 Capitol riot, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Six-time Congress MP Bhatia dies at 100
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Scotland police frees 2 Indians from detention van after protests
Glasgow, May 15 (IANS) Police in Scotland have freed two Indian nationals, who were held inside a detention van, after protesters surrounded the vehicle demanding their release, according to a media report.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diaspora
'Pace of Covid recovery depends on speed of vaccination'
Athens, May 15 (IANS) The global economic outlook has improved in recent months, but uncertainty remains very high, Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), told a forum here.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Greece,Politics
UN aiding Palestinians amid escalating violence
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) The UN, in the face of escalating violence between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip and rising casualties, is aiding as many people in the Palestinian territory in need as possible.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Rajkummar Rao: Want filmography I can be proud of after 50 years
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao has been tagged one of Indias best actors. He has been feted with the National Award and has essayed characters that have redefined the Bollywood hero. The actor shares the kind films he wants in his filmography.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata's agenda for first 100 days
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) After securing a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that vaccination and controlling the spread of Coronavirus will be her government's priority and she has already initiated some formidable steps to restrict the unchecked spread of the pandemic.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
US states, cities scramble over no-mask guidance
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The latest decision by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing fully vaccinated people from not wearing a mask in most indoor and outdoor settings has set off a scramble across the country to update local Covid rules and adjust social norms, media reports said.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Guterres calls for unified UNSC over Israel-Palestine conflict
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a unified Security Council over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
China cancels climbing on Mt. Everest
Beijing, May 15 (IANS) China has decided to cancel all climbing activities on Mount Everest amid fears of possible imported Covid-19 cases, according to an official statement.
2021-05-15
Category: International, China,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 161.5mn
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 161.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.35 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Mindy Kaling learnt a lot from pregnancy during pandemic
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Mindy Kaling has talked about hiding her pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying although she learned a lot from the experience it is not something she wishes to experience again.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Commonwealth nations target inclusive shift to clean energy
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Second Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Forum concluded with strong recommendations for member countries to work together to fast-track an inclusive, just and equitable transition to low-carbon energy systems across the Commonwealth.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Cuba reports record number of daily Covid-19 cases
Havana, May 15 (IANS) Cuba registered the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since March 2020, recording 1,277 infections in the last 24 hours, for a tally of 121,838 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said on Friday, reporting seven deaths as well, to total 785.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kenya to start second dose of Covid-19 jabs in June
Nairobi, May 15 (IANS) Kenya will start administering the second dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of June, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chris Rock wants sequel to his new horror flick 'Spiral', wishes he's in it
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor Chris Rock hopes his horror thriller "Spiral: From The Book Of Saw" has a sequel and he gets to be part of that, too.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Romania to ease Covid restrictions from Saturday
Bucharest, May 15 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Florin Citu said that the government made a decision on Friday to gradually ease the country's coronavirus-related restrictions starting from Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Romania,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 killed, 6 injured in explosions across Myanmar
Yangon, May 15 (IANS) At least two people were killed and six others injured in explosions of handmade bombs across Myanmar on Friday, state-run media reported.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Myanmar,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
More young Zambians living with HIV
Lusaka, May 15 (IANS) As the world works to end AIDS, more and more Zambian young people who are HIV positive begin to openly talk about their status.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Zambia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka minister favours extension of lockdown in state
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Friday favoured extension of the 14-day lockdown to contain the Covid spread in the state, which is in the grip of the pandemic's second wave.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK records another 2,193 Covid-19 cases, 17 deaths
London, May 15 (IANS) Another 2,193 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,446,824, according to official figures released on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Israel Gaza violence: Clashes spread to West Bank
Tel Aviv, May 15 (IANS) Violent clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians have spread across much of the occupied West Bank, following days of hostility in Gaza.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Number of seriously ill Covid patients in Japan hit second-highest ever
Tokyo, May 15 (IANS) The number of patients designated as having severe symptoms as a result of Covid-19 reached the second-highest ever at 1,209, the health ministry said on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Singapore reports 52 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore, May 15 (IANS) Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 52 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 61,505.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid tally crosses 21-lakh mark in K'taka with 373 deaths
Bengaluru, May 15 (IANS) With no let-up in the pandemic's second wave, total positive cases in Karnataka crossed 21-lakh mark, while 373 patients died of the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek ruled out of Euro 2020
Warsaw, May 14 (IANS) Poland striker Krzysztof Piatek will miss UEFA Euro 2020 after breaking his ankle in Hertha BSC's Bundesliga match against Schalke, the striker confirmed on social media on Friday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Football
Triage centres soon in all B'luru civic wards for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, May 14 (IANS) With hospitals overwhelmed by surging Covid cases during the pandemic's second wave, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to set up triage centres in all its 198 civic wards across the city, a top official said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Second Coronavirus vaccines delayed for Aus Olympic swimmers
Canberra, May 14 (IANS) Australia's Olympic swimmers have been granted special permission to delay their second coronavirus vaccine after suffering side effects from the first injection.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-KKR pacer Gurney decides to retire from cricket
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and England left-arm speedster Harry Gurney has decided to retire from cricket following a shoulder injury.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
FA Cup final: Boost for Chelsea as Kovacic, Kante are back
London, May 14 (IANS) Manager Thomas Tuchel has hailed two "huge" FA Cup final boosts for Chelsea as Mateo Kovacic and N'Golo Kante have been passed fit to face Leicester on Saturday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
China's Mars probe to attempt landing in next few days
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) China is vying to become only the second nation to successfully land a rover on Mars, with its probe Tianwen-1 scheduled to attempt a landing between Saturday and Wednesday, the Chinese space authority announced on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Science/Tech
Shafali included in women's ODI, Test squads for England tour
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Dashing teenaged opener, Shafali Verma was on Friday included in the Indian women's Test and ODI squads for the June-July tour of England after her absence from the South Africa ODIs in March had drawn widespread criticism.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
South Korean President officially appoints new PM
Seoul, May 14 (IANS) South Koreas former interior minister Kim Boo Kyum has been officially appointed as the countrys new Prime Minister, receiving the certificate of appointment from President Moon Jae In here on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics