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Lions beat Dolphins to clinch South African T20 Challenge
Durban, Feb 28 (IANS) The Imperial Lions were on Sunday crowned Betway T20 Challenge champions after Kagiso Rabada and Reeza Hendricks played leading roles to help them overcome the Hollywoodbets Dolphins by four wickets in a low-scoring final in Durban.
2021-02-28
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I-League: TRAU edge past Sudeva 3-2, seal top 6 spot
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 28 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) edged past Sudeva Delhi FC 3-2, and sealed their spot in the top six of the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hockey: India thrash Germany 6-1 in first match
Krefeld (Germany), Feb 28 (IANS) Playing their first international match in over 12 months, the Indian men's hockey team put up a scintillating show as it outclassed hosts Germany 6-1 in the first of the four-match Europe Tour on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Shooting trials in Bhopal deferred due to surge in Covid cases
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has postponed the shotgun trials, which were scheduled to start from March 3 at the Bhopal Shooting Academy, due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in the region.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
521 new Covid cases spike again in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Reversing the trend, 521 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, while 350 patients recovered, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Co-WIN to open for self-registration from Monday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Registration on Co-WIN, the government portal for Covid-19 vaccination drive, will open at 9 a.m. on Monday and the beneficiaries can avail on-site registrations wherein they can walk into identified centres, get themselves registered and get vaccinated.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Deadline for filing GST returns extended till March 31
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Centre has extended the deadline for filing annual GST returns for the financial year 2019-20 till March 31.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha to host Indian Women's League football
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha will host the Indian Womens League (IWL), but the dates will be announced later, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Govt prepares master plan for toy industry
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Guruprasad Mohapatra, Secretary for the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, said that toys are of serious economic concern and a very comprehensive toy master plan has been prepared with various ministries and state governments involved to promote the toy industry.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
We have defeated much bigger enemy: Rahul on PM
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a formidable enemy, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said 'we have defeated much bigger enemy than this'.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India emerging as hub for scientific innovation: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Sunday that India is rapidly emerging as a frontline nation in scientific innnovation.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India practice in full swing, Monday likely to be rest day
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) India and England returned to practice on Sunday after a couple of days' off as they head into the fourth and final Test that begins on March 4 here.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
K'taka budget to focus on development, women: CM
Shivamogga, Feb 28 (IANS) Putting behind the travails of the Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted normal life for nearly a year, Karnataka budget for fiscal 2021-22 would focus more on development works and women's welfare, said state Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mumbai beat Bagan 2-0, win League Winners' Shield
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 28 (IANS) Mumbai City beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 on Sunday to win Indian Super League's (ISL) League Winners' Shield and secure a place in the 2022 AFC Champions League. It is only the third time this season that Bagan have failed to score with their last blank also coming against Mumbai.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Nirmalia-Saraigarh rail section to start soon
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) The rail section between Nirmali and Saraigarh in Mithilanchal region is likely to start soon after 87 years.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Criminal with 46 cases held from Northeast Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police has arrested a criminal against whom 46 criminal cases are registered and who is also wanted in a case of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Addressing sugarcane farmers' concern to help party'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Western UP BJP leaders feel addressing the concerns of sugarcane farmers will help the party to win back their confidence as the anger of sugarcane farmers is resonating across the area along with the ongoing agitation against the three Central farm laws at Delhi borders.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai to take on Goa, Bagan face NorthEast in ISL semis
Margao (Goa), Feb 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC head coach Sergio Lobera will face his former team FC Goa in the two-legged semifinal of the Indian Super League (ISL) while ATK Mohun Bagan will go up against NorthEast United.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
I&B Ministry partnering IIT Bombay to develop gaming centre
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will develop a gaming centre in collaboration with IIT Bombay where several important schemes and courses will be conducted for the development of sports in the country, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday while addressing a game designing competition.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Aizawl beat 10-man Chennai 3-0
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 28 (IANS) Despite losing out on the race to the top half of the table of the I-League, Aizawl FC picked up three vital points in the race to stay safe from relegation by beating 10-man Chennai City 3-0 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
England expecting turn from first ball in final Test too
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) While there is still speculation over the kind of wicket that will be dished out for the fourth and final Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium here, the visitors are preparing for the worst, expecting the ball to turn from ball one.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Priyanka to hold kisan panchayats for sugarcane farmers
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will hold kisan panchayats to highlight the issues being faced by the sugarcane farmers and demand the payment of their dues.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ISL: Goa hold Hyd to 0-0 draw, through to playoffs
Margao (Goa), Feb 28 (IANS) FC Goa held Hyderabad FC to a goalless draw on Sunday at the Fatorda Stadium here to qualify for the playoffs of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2021-02-28
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Amit Shah urges TN to vote for double engine growth
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged the people of Tamil Nadu to vote for a government which will work with the Centre for double engine growth of the state.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Vatika Group clears debt worth Rs 1,109 cr
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) NCR-based real estate developer Vatika Group and its associated companies have repaid debt worth Rs 1,109 crore within a period of 11 months, said a company statement.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 held for stabbing woman in Adarsh Nagar
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested two people in a murder case of a woman, committed in a desperate attempt of chain snatching in Adarsh Nagar here and recovered the weapon and the scooty used in the crime, the police said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Protein linked to reduced severity of Covid
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with Covid-19.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Delhi to run final trial of e-ticketing service from Monday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The transport department of the Delhi government said on Sunday that it is all set to introduce contactless e-ticketing services in all the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd buses plying in the city. Accordingly, the department would initiate a final trial of its e-ticketing app 'Chartr' from Monday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LJP post-poll meeting held in Patna
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) After its dismal performance in the Bihar Assembly polls, the first major meeting of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) was held at the party's head office in Patna on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Miffed Adhir pauses his speech as Siddiqui arrives at rally
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) The Brigade rally jointly held by the CPI-M-led Left front, Congress and the Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front (ISF) was organised on Sunday to display the strength of a political alternative to the people in West Bengal ahead of the high-octane Assembly elections.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Macro data, global cues to drive Indian equity market
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) After the recent heavy sell-off, global market trends and domestic macro-economic data will drive the Indian equity indices in the coming week.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
58 new Covid cases, 1 death reported in J&K
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir reported reported 58 new Covid cases and one pandemic related death in the last 24 hours while 62 patients recovered from the deadly virus on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Pandemic affected tourists' behaviour: Study
London, Feb 28 (IANS) The pandemic has affected tourists' attitudes and behaviours in unforeseen ways, often subconsciously, said a new study.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy
RIL acquires majority stake in US-based skyTran Inc
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited (RSBVL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), announced on Sunday that it has acquired majority stake in its investee company skyTran Inc for a consideration of $26.76 million.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B undergoes cataract surgery: Reports
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Although there has been no official confirmation, unconfirmed reports have stated that Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has undergone cataract surgery. The reports add that the star will be back home in 24 hours.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bullish commodity prices boost agri export prospects
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Continued bullish trend in commodity prices has enhanced the prospects of the exports of agricultural produces from India during Covid-19 pandemic season as global prices of grains like wheat, rice, maize are ruling at multi-year high.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maha minister quits over TikTok star's death
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure and fierce attacks from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Shive Sena leader and Maharashtra Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod - whose name cropped up in the death of TikTok star Pooja Chavan - resigned on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
14 Indian boxers off to Spain for Boxam Tournament
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The week-long Boxam International Tournament in Castellon, Spain, starting Monday will enable the Indian boxing think-tank to evaluate the preparations for the Olympic-bound team, chief women's boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
MCD bypolls: Voting ends in 5 municipal wards
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Voting for bypolls in five municipal wards in Delhi concluded at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday with 50.86 per cent of people casting their votes, according to the Delhi State Election Commission.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Motera follows latest Indian trend of mix of pitches
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The reconstructed Narendra Modi Stadium here at Motera, which is hosting the last two Tests of the four-match series between India and England and the subsequent T20 International series, is following a new trend in Indian cricket grounds of preparing pitches with two different types of soil.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Iyer misses on 200 by 2 runs
Indore, Feb 28 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's Venkatesh Iyer, who was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 Indian Premier League auction, missed out on his maiden 50-over double hundred by just two runs on Sunday. Iyer smashed 198 off 146 balls in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Punjab before being run out, thus missing out on become the second player to score a double hundred this season after Mumbai's Prithvi Shaw.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Zipaworld forays into ocean freight
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Logistics startup Zipaworld announced its foray in the ocean freight booking segment and expects at least three-fold growth in its turnover in the next financial year (FY22) on the back of the expansion in its business.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ghulam Nabi Azad lavishes praise on PM Modi
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Former J&K Chief Minister and senior congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function organised by the Gujjar Desh Charitable Trust in Jammu.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Telangana urges Centre for scheme in lieu of ITIR
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Telangana's Information Technology Minister K T Rama Rao on Sunday urged the Centre to announce a scheme or an initiative for Hyderabad in lieu of Information Technology and Investment Region (ITIR) which it has scrapped.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Young scientists interact with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) On the occasion of National Science Day, young emerging scientists from fields as diverse as nuclear medicine, physics, earth sciences, innovation and management came together for a conversation with global humanitarian and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The event was hosted by The Art of Living's Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research (SSIAR).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
'People want AAP to replicate Delhi model in their states'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The encouraging results in the recent civic polls in Gujarat has boosted the confidence of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is now eyeing forthcoming Assembly elections in several states and Union territories.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Srinagar-Leh road reopened after 58 days
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly two months due to snow, the strategically important Srinagar-Leh highway was opened on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
K'taka Cong seeks account of relief aid to Covid-hit people
Mangaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Lashing out at the BJP government in Karnataka for its failure to contain the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Karnatka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday sought details of the relief aid provided to the Covid-affected people, especially the migrants, labourers and displaced people in the state.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Iyer ton hands Mumbai 4th straight win
Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Captain Shreyas Iyer scored a second consecutive century as Mumbai beat Rajasthan by 67 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the KL Saini Ground. It was Mumbai's fourth win on the trot in the tournament.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Men publish more research papers than women: Study
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Despite strides in family-leave offerings, and men taking a greater role in parenting, women in academia still experience about a 20 per cent drop in productivity after having a child, a new study suggests.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
CBDT chief PC Mody's term extended till May 31
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Centre has extended the tenure of Pramod Chandra Mody as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) by three months till May 31, 2021.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Honey Singh releases dance track 'Shor Machega'
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Music composer and singer Yo Yo Honey Singh released his dance track "Shor Machega", which is also the first track of upcoming film "Mumbai Saga".
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nitish govt reshuffles bureaucracy in Bihar
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) Following the retirement of Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar, the Nitish Kumar-led government reshuffled the top Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officials on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
OPPO Find X3 series to launch on March 11
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) OPPO is reportedly planning to launch it's new 'Find X' series smartphones on March 11.
2021-02-28
Category: International, China,Technology
CAIT to launch natiowide movement over GST
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Days after a traders' strike under its aegis, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday said that it will launch a national movement against the 'arbitrariness' of GST provisions and alleged malpractices of e-commerce giants.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vinesh Phogat wins gold in 53kg freestyle
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Star wrestler Vinesh Phogat outplayed European bronze medallist Vanese Kaladzinskay of Belarus 10-8 to win the women's 53kg freestyle title in the Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial tournament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
JD(U)-RJD rift widens ahead of Bengal polls
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) Differences have emerged between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Janata Dal (United) in Bihar ahead of the Assembly elections in West Bengal beginning March 27.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Eye on 2022 polls, Kejriwal woos Jats in UP
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In view of the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh slated for next year, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday tried to woo the 'Jat' community in the western part of the state while addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
I see my book as a journey of healing, forgiveness: Sarah Maas
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) To celebrate the publication of the sequel to 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' (ACOTAR) titled 'A Court of Silver Flames', American author Sarah J. Maas was in a live conversation with Mumbai-based writer Deepanjana Pal at the 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival(JLF). The author talked about the roller-coaster ride of actions and emotions that this book series has been.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I-League: Litmus test for Churchill against Gokulam
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) High-flying Gokulam Kerala aim to extend their winning streak of three games when they take on unbeaten Churchill Brothers on Monday at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan Stadium.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Relegation-threatened NEROCA face Punjab
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 28 (IANS) Fourth-placed RoundGlass Punjab will try to close the gap on the top when they take on North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) FC, a side looking to push themselves out of the relegation zone, at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Cong MLA's nephew shot dead in Bihar
Patna, Feb 28 (IANS) The nephew of Congress MLA Santosh Mishra has been gunned down by six unidentified bike-borne assailants in Bihar's Rohtas district.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mary Kom, 13 other boxers leave for Spain
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Mary Kom and 13 other boxers left for Castellon, Spain, early in the morning on Sunday to participate in the Boxam International Tournament scheduled to be held from March 1 to 7.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
I-League: Mohammedan SC beat Real Kashmir 2-0, seal top 6 spot
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Pedro Manzi's brace -- a long-range stunner and a header -- helped Mohammedan SC pull off a miracle as they handed Real Kashmir their first defeat in the I-League season despite going down to 10 men at the VYBK Stadium on Sunday. The win helped Mohammedan SC book a top six spot in the league with 16 points from 10 matches.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
PM extols waterfowl, Jadav Payeng, Assam temples
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday during his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme highlighted the increase in number of waterfowl or 'Jalpakshi' in the world-famous Kaziranga National Park, the role of environmentalist Jadav Payeng, besides temples in Assam.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
DU issues 1,76,790 digital degrees simultaneously
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Delhi University has become the first educational institution in the country to award the highest number of degrees digitally. The premier university has issued 1,76,790 digital degrees till now, becoming the first institution in the country to do so.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Rahane's lone but key contribution goes unnoticed
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) While opener Rohit Sharma may have grabbed the headlines thus far in the four-Test series between India and England with his attacking and match-defining knocks, Ajinkya Rahane's key contributions have gone rather unnoticed.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Asia Cup to be postponed if India reach WTC final: Mani
Karachi, Feb 28 (IANS) The 2021 Asia Cup could be postponed if India reach the World Test Championship (WTC) final, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
R Kelly gets second dose of Covid vaccine
Los, Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Rapper R. Kelly, who is currently serving jail term in a sexual assault case, has reportedly received the second dose of Covid vaccine in the prison.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Sweden,Cinema/Showbiz
Mutilated body of minor girl found in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 28 (IANS) The body of a minor girl with burnt face and chopped leg was found in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Sunday, the police said.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Nirman by ATS' to vie for stalled realty projects
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) ATS Infrastructure Ltd has come up with project management consultancy - 'Nirman by ATS' - to assist developers in completing stalled real estate projects and to provide respite to distressed home buyers.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
KTR appeals to BCCI to include Hyd as IPL venue
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Telangana's Minister for Industry and Information Technology, K.T. Rama Rao, on Sunday appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Premier League (IPL) office-bearers to include Hyderabad as one of the venues for the upcoming IPL season.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket,Politics
TTD approves Rs 2,937 crore budget
Tirupati, Feb 28 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of richest temple at Tirumala, has approved Rs 2,937 crore budget for 2021-22.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Sachin Sanghvi: Working again on films is fun
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Music duo Sachin Sanghvi-Jigar Saraiya, who has composed the music for Roohi, are happy to be back to making music for films. They experienced a gap of a few months due to the lockdown.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
App spending to reach $270bn annually by 2025
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Global consumer spending on premium apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions across Apple's App Store and Google Play will reach $270 billion annually by 2025, nearly 2.5 times what consumers spent in 2020 as Covid-19 accelerated mobile trends.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dancing on Ice: Matt Lucas supports Lady Leshurr
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Rapper Lady Leshurr, who will be performing in the latest episode of Dancing on Ice, received a message from Matt Lucas, who is rooting for her. The Little Britain star encouraged her to enjoy while performing.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
SI-rank cops to get time-bound promotion in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava on Sunday announced that the Sub-Inspector's (SI) rank police officers will now get time-bound promotion once they become eligible for it.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Prabhas's 'Salaar' to release on 14 April, 2022
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Prabhas's much awaited film "Salaar" will hit theatres on April 14, 2022. The actor announced it on his Instagram page on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kim, Kanye's divorce papers reveal details
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are going through a divorce and their papers have reportedly revealed why the two have ended their marriage. "Irreconcilable differences" has been cited as the reason behind the reason in the divorce papers.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
At least 3 dead in Myanmar crackdown, toll likely to rise
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) At least three pro-democracy protesters were shot dead by Myanmarese security forces in the southern coastal town of Dawei on Sunday, medical volunteers and Burmese media reports said.
2021-02-28
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Kejriwal blames Centre for R-Day violence
Meerut, Feb 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) president, Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, blamed the centre of orchestrating violence on Republic Day at Red Fort during the farmers' tractor rally.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Feels like my first international event: Dani
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) As the international table tennis tournaments kick-off for the 2021 season with the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Doha, India's paddler Mudit Dani will take on Finland's Olah Benedek in the the first round of men's singles qualification on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Zimbabwean doctors give Sinopharm vaccine thumbs up
Harare, Feb 28 (IANS) Some Zimbabwean doctors who are part of the frontline workers inoculated with their first doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine donated by China, have said it is safe, and also encouraged others to get the jab, the media reported.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Health/Medicine
Farmers announce series of Mahapanchayats in March
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Farmers protesting against the three Central farm laws have announced a series of Mahapanchayats in March as the stalemate between the farmers and the government continues over the withdrawal of the laws.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maken's effort to bring truce between Gehlot and Pilot
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The efforts of Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken, who's also the in-charge of Rajasthan, have yielded results with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot putting up an united front on Saturday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei aims to make electric cars later this year
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei is planning to make electric cars under its own brand, and some models may even be launched before the end of this year.
2021-02-28
Category: International, China,Technology
New Parliament likely to use Tripura's bamboo products
Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) After Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Tripura's eco-friendly bamboo products or bamboo artifacts are now expected to be used in the construction of the new Parliament building which is underway in the national capital.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Tripura,National
Pallavi Rao: It's tough when shows go off air
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Pallavi Rao, who is currently seen in the TV show Pandya Store, says that the television industry is very unpredictable and things get tough when a show goes off air suddenly.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lakshmi Manchu cycles 100 km for a cause
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Lakshmi Manchu on Sunday completed 100 km of cycling here for a cause. She had pledged this initiative to support the differently abled for sports.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ankur Bhatia thrilled about his 2021 projects
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia, who garnered praise for his role of Sangram Singh in web series "Aarya", is looking forward to his line-up of projects this year.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Why some Covid strains are more infectious than others
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, so much more infectious than SARS-CoV-1, which caused the 2003 SARS outbreak.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kangana Ranaut transforms her parents' home
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut took to Twitter to share before and after pictures of her parent's home in Mumbai on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thailand starts Covid-19 vaccination
Bangkok, Feb 28 (IANS) Thailand on Sunday started its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out, with the first shot, using China's Sinovac vaccine, going to Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
'Dekho Apna Desh' campaign showcases India's tourism assets
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With an aim to create awareness among stakeholders and citizens, the Tourism Ministry has recently launched its 'Dekho Apna Desh' campaign to showcase the country's various tourism assets and products.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazonia-1 mission ushers in new era of space reform: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congratulating NSIL and ISRO on the success of the first dedicated commercial launch of Amazonia-1 Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said this ushers in a new era of space reforms in the country.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP: Over 5 kg opium in chocolate wrappers recovered
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) Acting on a tip-off, the police here seized 5.6 kg of opium worth Rs 2 crore, which was being smuggled in chocolate wrappers.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vaccine for seniors at 18 pvt, 5 govt hospitals in B'luru
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) The Karnataka health department has shortlisted 18 private and 5 government hospitals across Bengaluru for administering anti-Covid vaccines to senior citizens aged above 60 from Monday, an official said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bat has to be 1st line of defence on such wickets: Vengsarkar (Interview)
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Apart from dominating England in their own backyard, with three centuries at Lord's alone, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was a master batsman against spin bowling at home as well. His career highest of 166 (against Sri Lanka) on a Cuttack wicket that aided vicious turn and saw puffs of dust getting kicked up, is one that best illustrated his ability.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
KCR's daughter helps loan app victim's family
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter has come forward to help the family of a man who recently committed suicide due to harassment by Chinese loan app.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cambodia reports 39 new Covid cases, tally at 805
Phnom Penh, Feb 28 (IANS) Cambodia on Sunday confirmed 39 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the kingdom to 805, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Cambodia,Health/Medicine
I-T raid on Chennai-based tiles maker
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Income Tax Department conducted searches on a business group engaged in tiles and sanitary ware maker based out of Chennai, resulting in the detection of undisclosed income worth Rs 220 crore.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China to boost tech innovation in integrated circuits
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) China will strengthen the sci-tech innovation in integrated circuits to ensure the quality and autonomy of industrial development.
2021-02-28
Category: International, China,Technology
PSLV C-51 launch: Telugu states' CMs hail ISRO
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday congratulated Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for successful launch of PSLV-C51.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi advocate held for Rs 50 cr fraud
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The officers of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Commissionerate of Delhi East arrested an advocate, Vishal, who is practicing law at Karkardooma Court in the national capital for frauds regarding input tax credit (ITC) worth around Rs 50 crore.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Steyn slams Doull for 'mid-life crisis' comment
Lahore, Feb 28 (IANS) Veteran South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn lashed out at commentator Simon Doull after the latter made comments on Steyn's "mid-life crisis".
2021-02-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
BJP will make Puducherry India's jewel: Shah
Puducherry, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged people of Puducherry to give a chance to the BJP, promising to make the union territory India's jewel.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Rohit Sharma moves to career-best Test ranking of 8th
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Opening batsman Rohit Sharma moved up to a career-best eighth on the Test rankings for batsmen after his first innings 66 and unbeaten 25 in a low-scoring third Test between India and England.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Nadda stresses on booth management by party workers
Varanasi, Feb 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party chief J.P. Nadda, who arrived in Varanasi on Sunday morning on a two-day visit, held a detailed meeting with party office bearers of Kashi Prant, local MPs, MLAs and district presidents.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China's PLA provides Covid vax to Philippine military
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Sunday delivered a batch of Covid-19 vaccines to the Philippine military.
2021-02-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Gurugram condominium declared Covid containment zone
Gurugram, Feb 28 (IANS) An upscale condominium in Gurugram's Sector-67 has been declared a containment zone after 20 cases of Covid-19 infection were detected there, a health official here said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Buffett warns fixed-income investors of bleak future
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ace investor Warren Buffett is of the view that fixed-income investors might face a bleak future.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Khatija Iqbal speaks on actors' exploitation
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Khatija Iqbal, who will soon be seen in the third season of web series "Inside Edge" feels that actors often get stereotyped because makers don't explore an actor's talent, resulting in stereotyping of artists.A
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
One of my shortcomings was not learning Tamil: PM
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) "One of my shortcomings was that I could not make much effort to learn Tamil," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his 'Mann Ki Baat' monthly radio programme on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Alia Bhatt looks stunning in 'sunshine' pic
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt took to Instagram on Sunday to post a pretty picture of herself basking in the sun. In the picture, Alia is smiling away to glory and looks absolutely mesmerising. She captioned the picture as, "sunshine".
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Become warrior, not worrier': PM's advice to students
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ahead of class 10 and 12 board exams, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday advised the students to be happy about the examinations, saying "become a warrior not a worrier".
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bring science to your kids with these Apple apps
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) If you wish to aid the development of a scientific temper in your kids with the help of augmented reality (AR) on the occasion of the National Science Day, Apple App Store has brought some transforming apps that would be helpful.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
After volatile week expect aftershocks to continue (Market Watch)
Markets were under extreme volatility in the week gone by and we had two trading sessions where there were 1,000 point moves on the BSESENSEX and one session where it was double that at 2,000 points. This clearly shows the vulnerability of markets and the urgent need for them to stabilise.
2021-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
I'm all for it: Lyon on Ind vs Eng 3rd Test pitch
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Australia spinner Nathan Lyon threw his weight behind the pitch that was rolled out at the Narendra Modi Stadium for the third Test between India and England.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ravi Kishan prepares for push to Bhojpuri cinema (Ld)
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor-turned-MP Ravi Kishan on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed the issue of promoting Bhojpuri cinema in the state.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Can battered Cong in Gujarat repeat 2015 show? (IANS Special)
Gandhinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) From the results of the recently-held six municipal corporation elections in Gujarat, it seems the Congress will struggle to even come close to repeating its feat of winning upcoming local body elections across the state against the mighty BJP, which it managed to do in 2015.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ravi Kishan prepares for push to Bhojpuri cimena
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor-turned-MP Ravi Kishan on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and discussed the issue of promoting Bhojpuri cinema in the state.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Education must evolve, says Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for greater emphasis on science and technology, and technical education to ensure employment opportunities for the people in keeping with the requirements of the modern age.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Unicef hails release of abducted hostages in Nigeria
Lagos, Feb 28 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has welcomed the release of abducted hostages from a boarding school in north-central Nigeria.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Portugal,Human Interest/Society
It's out in open, Team Rahul vs G-23
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The rift in the Congress between the dissenting leaders (G-23) and Rahul Gandhi is out in the open after the solidarity show of Ghulam Nabi Azad in Jammu. Observers say that the party is at crossroads and will have to make the choice -- either pacify the dissenters or decide to go ahead without them.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Big B blogs about 'medical condition', mentions 'surgery'
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has blogged to reveal that he is undergoing surgery owing to a medical condition. The 78-year-old actor did not share details, and concerned fans were soon wishing him quick recovery.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
S.Africa vaccinates over 60,000 in one week
Johannesburg, Feb 28 (IANS) South African Department of Health has said the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out is going well with a total of 63,648 people vaccinated in a week since the programme started.
2021-02-28
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
UP: Bhim Army inches closer to SP-RLD alliance (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The ongoing farmers' agitation and the changing political scenario in western Uttar Pradesh are now throwing up new political combinations, ahead of the 2022 Assembly election.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
2nd shipment of Chinese Sinovac vax arrive in Mexico
Mexico City, Feb 28 (IANS) The second shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Chinese company Sinovac has arrived in Mexico City.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Mexico,Health/Medicine
PM's call for 'Lab to Land' to move science forward
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) On the occasion of National Science Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gave a clarion call for 'Lab to Land' to move science forward, noting its power in the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google may introduce 'Wear OS screen recording' tool
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Search engine giant Google is reportedly planning to introduce screen recording features for Wear OS smartwatch devices.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ronit Roy: Crime shows help create awareness
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy will be seen in the upcoming crime show Jurm Aur Jazbaat. He feels the genre is helping create awareness in society.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Abs of a boxer: Vijender hails Rahul's fitness
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Boxer Vijender Singh complemented Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his fitness during the latter's visit to Kerala. Gandhi dived into the sea with fishermen to show his support for them.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
T'gana's IT exports would've been higher: KTR
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) With the information technology exports from Telangana likely to grow at seven per cent to cross Rs 1.40 lakh crore during 2020-21, the state's IT minister K.T. Rama Rao on Sunday said the growth rate would have been much higher if the Centre had not scrapped the ITIR project.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Politics
'Mann Ki Baat': Modi stresses on water conservation (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people to start a 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign to conserve water ahead of the summer.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal polls: Left, Cong joint rally at Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) For the first time, the CPM-led Left Front and the Congress are going to hold a joint rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade ground on Sunday, in a bid to display the strength of the Third Front ahead of the high-voltage West Bengal Assembly polls.
2021-02-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IIT-BHU signs MoU for design expertise in MSME sector
Varanasi (UP), Feb 28 (IANS) The IIT (BHU) will provide design expertise to manufacturing MSME sector under Credit Linked Capital Subsidy and Technology Up-gradation Scheme (CLCS-TUS).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
TN Guv gives nod to Vanniyar reservation Bill
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has accorded his assent to a Bill to provide 10.5 per cent internal quota to the Vanniyakula Kshatriya community within the reservation for Most Backward Classes (MBC) and Denotified Communities (DC).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PSLV rocket puts Brazil, US & Indian satellites into orbit (2nd Ld)
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Feb 28 (IANS) India on Sunday morning successfully placed into orbit 19 satellites including Brazil's earth observation satellite Amazonia-1-the primary passenger-in a text book style.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Technology
Cop found dead in mysterious circumstances
Sambhal (UP), Feb 28 (IANS) A 26-year-old police constable was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the barracks of Naraura Bairaj flyover police post under Gunnaur police station in Sambhal.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rumana Molla: Dev DD2's shoot was challenging
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Rumana Molla, who plays the role of Radha in Dev DD 2, says that it was challenging to shoot for the series as the shoot did not happen in one go. There was a break in the shoot due to the lockdown and other circumstances and it got tough to maintain continuity, says the actress.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haathi Mere Saathi trailer to be out on March 4
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati took to Twitter on Sunday to announce the release date of his trilingual film Haathi Mere Saathi's trailer.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Priyanka to begin Assam campaign from Monday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be campaigning in Assam for two days from Monday where the Congress-led alliance is contesting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Novel, faster data transfer system developed
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed a data transfer system that can transmit information 10 times faster than a USB. The new link pairs high-frequency silicon chips with a polymer cable as thin a strand of hair.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Technology
Sonnalli is full with Kerala holiday memories
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Sonnalli Seygall recently visited Kerala for a holiday and she ensured that this time around she explored the place well enough.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Thailand starts Covid-19 vaccination
Bangkok, Feb 28 (IANS) Thailand on Sunday started its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out, with the first shot, using China's Sinovac vaccine, going to Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
It hurts: Langer on emotional toll as Aus head coach
Sydney, Feb 28 (IANS) Australia head coach Justin Langer said that he was hurt by reports of players being unhappy with his methods and spoke of the emotional toll that comes with his role with the team.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Rakhi Sawant: There is no filter in my heart or mouth
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant has never minced words, in life real or reel. As the recently-concluded Bigg Boss 14 proved again, she utters whatever comes to her mind without trepidation.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Taapsee Pannu re-unites with Pavail Gulati
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu celebrated one year to the release of her film "Thappad" by announcing that she will once again be seen with her co-star Pavail Gulati in their upcoming film "Dobaaraa".
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Over Rs 2,100 Cr collected for Ram Temple : Trust
Ayodhya, Feb 28 (IANS) As the 44-day funding-raising campaign for the Ayodhya's Ram Temple construction came to an end on Saturday, the Trust associated with the drive said that they have collected over Rs 2,100 crore.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Germany urged to back AstraZeneca vax jab for over-65s
Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) A senior German immunologist, Carsten Watzl, has urged his country to change its mind and start allowing persons aged over 65 to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Covid threatens a comeback, key phase in India's fight
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In December-January, it appeared coronavirus was tapering away in India. The three major aspects of the pandemic -- the curve of cases, deaths and hospitalisations -- which have been fluctuating, suddenly plummeted drastically. Many believed this may be the end of the pandemic, after it destroyed thousands of families and the economy. People began to sense a reprieve, after a year -- when they were continuously being cautioned to maintain strict social distancing and wear masks -- there may be light at the end of the tunnel and post-pandemic life may begin soon.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
FPIs invest Rs 25,787 Cr in Indian equities in Feb
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) As the Indian equities continued to scale new highs post the Union Budget for FY22, the net foreign portfolio investments (FPI) into the Indian equities in February was Rs 25,787 crore.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows to launch soon
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Microsoft is reportedly giving a final touch to its Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows PCs, which includes access to streaming games from the company's xCloud service.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Genes that ups obesity risk but protect identified
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have identified a range of genes that are linked to both elevated levels of body fat, as well as offering protection from some of the negative health impacts of obesity.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Bipasha posts video from Maldives holiday
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu and her husband, actor Karan Singh Grover, are back from their refreshing Maldives vacation but continue to treat their fans with pictures of their trip. On Sunday, Bipasha posted a video of her cycling in the property where they were staying at Maldives, on Instagram.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Mann Ki Baat': Modi stresses on water conservation
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people to start a 100-day 'Catch the Rain' campaign to conserve water ahead of the summer.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
3rd party Alexa smart devices risk users' privacy
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In yet another privacy setback, a team of researchers who obtained and analysed 90,194 "Alexa Skills" developed by external providers in seven countries has found significant deficiencies for safe use of Amazon Alexa-enabled third-party smart devices.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Satellite launch beginning of strong India-Brazil partnership'
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) The successful launch of earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 is the first step to a partnership between India and Brazil to grow further, said Brazilian Minister for Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications Marcos Pontes here on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Science/Tech,Technology
Bayern return to winning ways, beat Cologne 5-1
Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich returned to winning ways in the league and cemented its top spot after Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry provided a brace each to down Cologne 5-1 on home soil in the 23rd round in the Bundesliga.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Voting underway for bypolls to 5 municipal wards in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Polling for the bypolls to the five municipal wards in Delhi began on Sunday morning amid tight security.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged across metros
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Fuel prices, which have been soaring to unprecedented levels in the country of late, remained unchanged on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Myanmar envoy to UN sacked after anti-army speech
Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 28 (IANS) Myanmar's military rulers said they have fired the country's ambassador to the UN, a day after he called for help to remove the army from power.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
India reports highest new daily Covid cases of Feb
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing a worrying upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting single-day rise of 16,752 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,96,731 on Sunday, Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
The risks of a pain in the neck and how to manage it
New Dehi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) A pain in the neck happens to be the fourth leading cause of disability globally, lagging behind ischemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and lower respiratory infection. Neck pain can interfere with daily life, including the ability to feel productive, sleep, and enjoy time with family. It is a common occurrence among the working population usually engaged in tech jobs or desk jobs.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
5 podcasts that you should listen to right now
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) The past year has changed us all a lot. Many have had the luxury of time and so our digital entertainment needs have reached a new high.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
City record 20th consecutive win, Villa beat Leeds
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola made history as his side continued their winning run to the Premier League title. Goals from central defenders Ruben Dias and John Stones gave Manchester City their 20th consecutive win in all competitions, with Stones scoring the winner in the 68th minute after Michael Antonio's 43rd-minute goal gave an impressive West Ham hopes of taking at least a point.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Exam burden issue reaches NHRC, Child panel
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) After the Delhi government's decision not to hold an examination for the students from Class 3 to 8 studying in its schools, parents of the children studying in the private schools are feeling discriminated as the rule does not apply for the private schools.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Nauheed Cyrusi: OTT platforms are next big thing
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Nauheed Cyrusi, who has been a part of the films such as Qurbaan and Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi as well as TV show Hip Hip Hurray, has made her debut on the web with the series Dev DD 2.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Juventus held to 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona
Rome, Feb 28 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo's 19th Serie A goal for Juventus this season was not enough as Hellas Verona battled back to neutralize the Bianconeri for one point. Juventus made the trip to Bentegodi with a host of absentees, which meant head coach Andrea Pirlo had to call up several youngsters.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Fashion and art are different, but lines can blur at times: Sanjay Garg
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) Fashion and art are different, though at times the line can blur, feels fashion designer Sanjay Garg.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Towards a healthy mind and body
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANSlife) With a target to impact the lives of 5 million users, SARVA and Diva Yoga has announced a through our one-year free yoga and mindfulness programme across the globe in the next 365 days. IANSlife spoke to Sarvesh Shashi, Co-Founder, SARVA and Diva Yoga, who talks about the initiative, and how yoga is growing across the world. Excerpts:
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ecuador's Covid cases reach 284,347 with 11,032 deaths
Quito, Feb 28 (IANS) Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health has reported 1,748 new Covid-19 cases and 61 deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 284,347 and the death toll to 11,032.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
realme Narzo 30 Pro outsmarts nearest 5G rivals
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Ramping up its popular Narzo series with youth in mind, smartphone brand realme has brought Narzo 30 series in India that includes two devices -- Narzo 30A and Narzo 30 Pro 5G.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Barcelona keep title hopes alive with 2-0 win over Sevilla
Madrid, Feb 28 (IANS) FC Barcelona kept their La Liga title hopes alive and probably ended Sevilla's with a 2-0 win in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi gave Barca a win in the ground where they lost 2-0 in the Copa del Rey 17 days ago and just four days before the teams meet again in the Camp Nou.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Telangana ramps up Covid testing
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases and the Centre sounding an alert, the Telangana health authorities have ramped up testing across the state.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian rocket PSLV puts Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite into orbit
Srihairkota (Andhra Pradesh) Feb 28 (IANS) India on Sunday morning successfully placed into orbit Brazil's earth observation satellite Amazonia-1in a textbook style.
2021-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
S.Korea reports 356 new Covid cases, 89,676 in total
Seoul, Feb 28 (IANS) South Korea reported 356 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 89,676.
2021-02-28
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Bura na maano Covid hai: Experts on Holi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) As millions across the nation gear up for the festival of colours on March 29, health experts on Sunday warned that Holi can become a "super spreader" if people flout all the Covid-19 rules, amid wild celebrations.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
PSLV rocket lifts off with 19 satellites from Brazil, US and India
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Feb 28 (IANS) India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51) rocket loaded with 19 satellites from Brazil, the US and India lifted off from the rocket port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday morning.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Science/Tech,Technology
Himachal farmers turn garlic to cash crop
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Garlic, a traditional crop of Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, has turned out to be a cash crop in less than a decade to meet its growing demand both in domestic and international markets.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Apple Music launches 'Behind The Songs' hub
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) Apple Music has launched "Behind the Songs," a new hub dedicated to showcasing, highlighting as well as celebrating songwriters, producers and their work.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Woman stabbed to death for resisting snatching bid
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death in north-west Delhi's Adarsh Nagar while trying to resist a snatching bid. She was coming home from a market and was carrying her 2-year-old child when the incident occurred.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Chinese mainland reports 6 new imported Covid cases
Beijing, Feb 28 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported six new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,990, the National Health Commission said in its daily report om Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Armaan Malik: New artistes getting chance in B'wood due to social media
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Getting noticed or discovered has become easier for budding singers all thanks to social media, feels Armaan Malik. As a result, a lot of new singers are getting a break even in Bollywood!
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sune Luus to lead SA women against India
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) Sune Luus will lead the South Africa women's team that will tour India for five ODIs and three T20Is from March 7 with regular captain Dane van Niekerk out due to injury. van Niekerk and all-rounder Chloe Tryon, who also won't be part of the 17-member touring squad, had also missed South Africa's recent home series against Pakistan.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Biden urges Senate to quickly pass $1.9trn relief package
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has urged the Senate to quickly pass the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which was approved by the House on Saturday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
NSA invoked against murder accused in UP
Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) Feb 28 (IANS) A man accused of abduction and murder of a 12-year-old boy in Bahraich in October last year, has now been booked under the National Security Act (NSA).
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Prayagraj-Bilaspur flight from Monday
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) Prayagraj will get direct air connectivity to Bilaspur from March 1, following the successful trial run of Alliance Air flight between the two cities.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Business/Economy
US FDA approves emergency use of J&J Covid-19 vaccine
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the single-shot Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, the third to be authorised against the disease in the country.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 113 million: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 113 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.52 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sony PlayStation network suffers global outage
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Sony Playstation network has suffered a major outage globally as PS4 and PS5 players were experiencing issues with several games.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Weather to improve in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) After fresh snowfall and rain during the last 48 hours, weather in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is likely to remain dry from Sunday onwards.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
US court approves $650M FB privacy lawsuit
San Francisco, Feb 28 (IANS) As Facebook and its family of apps face scrutiny over privacy and security issues globally including in India, a court in the US has approved a $650 million class action privacy lawsuit against the social network for allegedly using its facial recognition feature without the permission of its users.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MeITY reaches out to OTT: Social media with velvet glove (Column: B-Town)
Social media came to India in September 2006 and it was considered to be a nice way of making friends, catching up with old friends and acquaintances out of touch for a long time, and also a means to exchange ideas and information. Twitter, which was launched a month or so earlier, in July 2006, was turning out to be another story, altogether.
2021-02-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Silchar bamboo to be grown in UP's Pilibhit
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) To revive this dying industry of flute making in Pilibhit, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to cultivate the delicate Assam bamboo (schizostachyum), which is known to be highly suitable for flutes and is presently brought from Silchar.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Shot at by militants, son of Srinagar's Krishna Dhaba dies
Srinagar, Feb 28 (IANS) Eleven days after he was attacked by assailants in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city, Akash Mehra, son of the owner of the city's popular eatery, Krishna Dhaba, succumbed to critical injuries on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP Dalit man beaten to death by woman's family
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) A 22-year-old Dalit man, who went to meet his girlfriend from a different caste, was beaten to death by her family members in Agra, police said on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Etawah's lions shifted to Gorakhpur zoo
Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) A pair of Asiatic lions, named Pataudi and Maryam, have reached Gorakhpur zoo from the lion safari in Etawah.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for March 1-7
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
French move against radicalisation (Column: Spy's Eye)
The French Parliament passed a historic legislation on February 16 to curb the threat posed to the nation by Islamic radicals -- the Act included a section named after Samuel Paty, the Paris schoolteacher who was beheaded by a fanatic Muslim last October just because he had made a mention of a cartoon on Prophet Mohammad in his lecture on social science.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rare coins find common destination at Yusuf's collection
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Nothing can define the passion, it could be towards anybody or anything, and sometimes it becomes the only reason to dedicate the whole life. Syed Rumanul Faizi Yusuf's has a passion for collecting rare coins. Today, he has a collection of over 7,000 coins that includes currency from recent to ancient times.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
DJB yet to evolve a concrete plan to avoid water crisis in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With no increase in supply of raw water from its sources for the last four years and a month-long closure this summer of a water channel that caters to 25 per cent of Delhi's potable water supply, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) is facing enormous odds. Delhi is fully dependent on neighbouring states for raw water supply to cater to around four crore people in the city as it generates only around 100 MGD from groundwater resources.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
A cricket tourney exclusively for Brahmin priests in Andhra
Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) Akin to school, college and university cricket tournaments, some enthusiasts of the sport are soon organising an exclusive state level tournament for 'purohitulu' (Brahmin priests) at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Delhi riots: A year later, over 3,500 granted bail
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Exactly a year after communal clashes broke out in North-East Delhi as violence between the Citizenship (Amendment) Act supporters and protesters spiralled out of control, data collected from the designated trial courts showed that over 3,500 people have been granted bail and 73 charge sheets have been taken cognisance of.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Now Customs finds hair smuggling scandal in Bengal
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are tightening the noose around the coal mafias and the cattle smugglers in West Bengal, the Central Customs department has found another smuggling racket of undervaluing the value of the export of the raw human hair from India to other countries and then "smuggling" it to China via land route, officials said.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Those opposing farm laws will feel guilty for stalling them'
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) BJP Kisan Morcha National President Raj Kumar Chahar said that political parties misleading farmers over the new farm laws will feel guilty for their actions in future for stalling the Union government's efforts to double farmers' income.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No clarity by Delhi govt on free vaccination to all residents
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) As the vaccination for people aged above 45 with comorbidities and above 60 is around the corner, the enthusiastic promise of 'free vaccination to all' by the Delhi government appears a far fetched dream for the UT residents.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
NYS Covid-19 hospitalisations lowest since Dec 12
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) The Covid-19 hospitalisations in New York State dropped to 5,445 on Friday, compared with 5,626 one day earlier, the lowest since December 12, said Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
I record my time, surroundings and experiences: Purushothaman Satish Kumar
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) It has been a long journey -- from spending time at his uncle's photo studio as a teenager during his vacations to winning the prestigious Rs 12 lakh Serendipity Arles Grant, South Asia's largest grant for lens- based practitioners, for his work 'Town Boy' recently.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ayushmann on why Vicky Donor, Dum Laga Ke Haisha are special
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana credits his films Vicky Donor and Dum Laga Ke Haisha for triggering his journey to stardom.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Educational institutions to open in B'desh from March 30
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has announced reopening of all the schools and colleges in the country from March 30.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
Zendaya: Important not to be intimidated in Hollywood
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Zendaya feels it is important not to be intimidated in Hollywood and doesnt want to be made to feel she is difficult just because she stands up for herself.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Myanmar reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death
Yangon, Feb 28 (IANS) Myanmar reported 19 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the tally in the country to 141,890, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Myanmar,Health/Medicine
UK records another 7,434 coronavirus cases, 290 deaths
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Another 7,434 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,170,519, according to official figures released on Saturday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Chipko attracted worldwide attention owing to its non-violent techniques: Ramchandra Guha
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JFF) hosted a session on Shekhar Pathak's new book 'Chipko ? A People's History' that maps the journey of the people of Uttarakhand and a century of peaceful agitations to fight for the survival of their habitat and existence.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chinese partners uphold Covid-19 vaccine supply commitments: Azerbaijan
Baku, Feb 28 (IANS) Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev praised Chinese partners on Friday for upholding their Covid-19 vaccine supply commitments, as he expressed concern over what he believes is an apparent disparity in global vaccine distribution.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Health/Medicine
UK reports big rise in mental health issues amid Covid lockdown
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Mental health issues have grown drastically amid the coronavirus lockdown in Britain, local media reported on Saturday.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Poll panel keep in abeyance transfer of 18 Assam cops
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday kept in abeyance the Assam government's orders transferring 12 IPS and six Assam Police Service (APS) officers, who were transferred and posted elsewhere following an order on Friday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
With 33 positive cases, 3 more Covid clusters identified in B'luru
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) With 33 Covid positive cases reported till Saturday, in three clusters at Agragami College, Sambharam College and residents of Purva Venezia apartment of Yelahanka New Town, a northern suburb of Bengaluru, the Bengaluru civic body is contemplating to intensifying testing, tracking and treating.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
'Let fundraising drive for Ram temple over to give account of money'
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Hitting out at the critics of fundraising campaign for the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya at Uttar Pradesh, Pejawar Math seer Vishwaprasanna Teertha, said on Saturday that the Trust had collected Rs 2,100 crore from across the country, but how could anyone give account of funds, even while the drive is on.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Religion
Vinesh Phogat enters 53kg final of Ukraine wrestling event
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat on Saturday reached the women's 53kg category final of the XXIV Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial competition in Kiev, Ukraine, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted late on Saturday night.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Nadda on 2-day visit to Varanasi from Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda will be on a two-day visit to Varanasi from Sunday where he will participate in various programmes of the party and meet BJP MPs and MLAs also.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Final playoff spot up for grabs as Goa face Hyderabad (Match Preview 109)
Margao (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) FC Goa face Hyderabad FC in a virtual play-off match that will decide which team takes up the last of the top four spots in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
5 held in molestation, stabbing case in Kalkaji
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested three persons and apprehended two in connection with the stabbing of a boy and molestation of a girl in South East Delhi's Kalkaji.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP ally in Assam snap ties, joins 'Mahagathbandhan'
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Just a month ahead of the Assam Assembly polls, in a significant political development on Saturday, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) estranged ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF) has announced to snap ties with the party and has joined Congress led grand alliance to fight the assembly polls.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Road Safety World Series: Pathan, Ojha join India Legends team
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, who retired from all forms of cricket on Friday, Naman Ojha, and R. Vinay Kumar, who also retired on Friday will feature in the India Legends team in next month's Road Safety World Series.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Sports,Cricket
SA T20 Challenge: Bavuma helps Lions set up final vs Dolphins
Durban, Feb 27 (IANS) Imperial Lions will meet the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the Betway T20 Challenge final after they sealed their place in Sunday's decider with a relatively comfortable seven-wicket win over the Dafabet Warriors in Durban on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CoWIN to open for registration on Mar 1, walk-ins to likely supersede
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Day one of third phase of Covid vaccination is likely to see walk-in registrations in huge amount since the CoWIN portal is unlikely to be operational before March 1, officials told IANS.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar's RJD keen to contest Assam polls
Guwahati, Feb 27 (IANS) Bihar's main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said that his party would contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls in alliance with "like-minded" parties.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Indian Arrows prodigies do well in Indian Super League
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As the league phase of the Indian Super League (ISL) draws to a close on Sunday, it's time to take stock of the competition so far, played in a bio-bubble in Goa.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
ISL: Odisha beat East Bengal 6-5, match sets record for most goals
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) Odisha recorded only their second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) season on Saturday with a stunning 6-5 win over East Bengal -- a new record for most goals scored in a match -- at the GMC Stadium.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Hope new policy won't abolish Lokayukta itself'
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Batting for a stronger Lokayukta institution, Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanatha Shetty, on Saturday said that he is hopeful that the state's new dispute resolution policy should not be a step towards further weakening the Lokayukta institution.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra registers 118 more Covid infections, tally 8.89L
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered 118 new Covid cases on Saturday, increasing the state's tally over 8.89 lakh, even as 86 more persons recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka Law Commission chief calls for technology upgradation
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Karnataka Law Commission chairman S. R. Bannurmath on Saturday appealed to the Karnataka government to improve the technical services in the legal infrastructure like providing internet, computers and updated software to allow High Court judges, advocate generals and other legal officers to discharge their duties properly.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
22.1% in Kerala believe country moving forward but not their lives
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Out of 4,776 people from 126 Assembly seats in Assam, 21.81 per cent people in the IANS Cvoter survey said that they believe the country is moving forward but not their lives, while 27.09 per cent believed the country is moving forward and their lives too.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Coach Trott on thin ice as Eng batting falters, vows fightback
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) England's current batting consultant Jonathan Trott's trip to India in 2012-13 as a batsman had a shaky start with the right-hander getting 0, 17, 0 against left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and off-spinner R Ashwin.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Cong dissident leaders 'are pained to see party become weak'
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Senior leaders of the Congress accompanying Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said they are pained to see the party becoming weak with each passing day.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
In Assam 46.93% believe living standards will improve
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 46.93% out of 4776 people from 126 Assembly seats in Assam believe that their living standards will improve in the next one year, according to the IANS Cvoter survey. 1.34% out of total participants said there will be no change in their living standards, 10.09% said their living standards will deteriorate and 41.64% said they can't assess this.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Strandja boxing: Kumar gets silver in 52kg, Boora bronze in 69kg
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Deepak Kumar's fine run in the men's 52kg category came to an end on Saturday as he lost to local favourite Daniel Asenov 2-3 in the final of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal first among 5 poll-bound states in improved living standards
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) West Bengal was at the first rank in improved living standards of people - the highest among the five poll-bound states in the last one year, according to the IANS Cvoter survey.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
1st batch of MBBS students inaugurated at GMC Doda
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the first batch of MBBS students at Government Medical College located in J&K's Doda in the virtual presence of Lieutenant Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
I-League: TRAU look to stay in top six with win over Sudeva
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 27 (IANS) Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) will look to end the first stage of the I-League on a high and secure a place amongst the top-six when they face Sudeva Delhi FC on Sunday at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DPS Srinagar rewards girl who braved odds
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar on Saturday announced scholarship and reward for the daughter of a daily wage labour who excelled in class 10 exams braving all odds against the poverty of her parents.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
I-League: Aizawl chasing win and luck in match vs Chennai
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 27 (IANS) Aizawl FC will need a win against Chennai City at the Kalyani Municipal stadium on Sunday to finish the first phase of the I-League within the top six.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kerala CM Vijayan most popular with 72.92% respondents
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The anti-incumbency wave seems have marginal effect on the popularity of chief ministers of Assam, Kerala and West Bengal. According to an IANS CVoter survey, the chief ministers are popular amongst the people due to their performance: 58.27 per cent in Assam, 72.92 per cent in Kerala and 57.5 per cent in West Bengal.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rahul preferred as PM in Kerala, TN
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress scion Rahul Gandhi will trounce Prime Minister Narendra Modi if Kerala and Tamil Nadu had a chance to elect the Prime Minister directly.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pink ball gives edge to bowlers on bowler-friendly pitches: Ashwin
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday said that 'pink-ball' Test cricket was still evolving and teams were still getting to grips with the ball that was tough to handle for a spinner due to the extra gloss on it. He also said that batting can get tough against the pink ball if it gives a little help to bowlers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
KVIC's e-market portal records Rs 1.12 cr turnover
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Khadi and Village Industry Commission's (KVIC) footprint in the online marketing segment has found tremendous public patronage as its gross turnover has amounted to Rs 1.12 crore within just eight months of the launch of Khadi's e-portal www.khadiindia.gov.in.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Strandja Memorial Boxing: Kumar clinches silver in 52kg
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Deepak Kumar's good run in the men's 52kg category of the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, came to an end on Saturday as he lost to local favourite Daniel Asenov 2-3 in the final, settling for silver.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata, Sonowal, Pinarayi still favoured as CM (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Three incumbents -- Mamata Banerjee, Sarbananda Sonowal and Pinarayi Vijayan -- enjoy strong approval ratings as their respective states go to the polls.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
UPA may form govt in Tamil Nadu with 150+ seats win
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is likely to sweep the Tamil Nadu assembly with a projected win on 158 seats, which is a growth of 60 seats over what it won in 2016 assembly elections, whereas the vote share is also supposed to rise by 2 per cent, as per the IANS C-Voter Poll Survey.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Survey: Modi in Bengal, Rahul in Kerala most suited for PM
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite being the top choice as a Chief Minister in West Bengal, the voter in the state prefers Narendra Modi as a suitable candidate for the Prime Minister's post.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata, Sonowal, Vijayan most suited for CM's post
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The incumbent chief ministers of Kerala, Assam and West Bengal are still far ahead in terms of popularity to their nearest challengers for office. In Tamil Nadu the leader of the main opposition party is more favoured for the office of chief minister than the incumbent one. In Puducherry, N Rangaswamy of All India N.R. Congress (AINRC) is the popular choice for the post of chief minister.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Assam: NDA's vote share to rise, may win 72 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliances (NDA) vote share is likely to increase by 1.9 per cent in the upcoming Assam elections, while it may bag 72 seats out of the overall 126, the IANS-CVoter survey revealed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
LDF may win Kerala assembly polls with 87 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front is going to give a tough fight to the Congress-United Democratic Front coalition and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming assembly elections in Kerala, as it is likely to win 87 seats out of 140 and have a vote share of over 40 per cent, the IANS-CVoter survey revealed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Now Karnataka to act against illegal abattoirs
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Karnataka is mulling tough action against illegal abattoirs across the state which are the primary reason for 'illegal slaughtering' of cattle especially cows, said state Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
70% people in Bengal, Assam satisfied with PM's work
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Around 70 per cent of people in West Bengal and Assam are satisfied with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies and works, stated a survey carried out by IANS C-Voter.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
I-League: Mohammedans face unbeaten Real Kashmir
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) With their place in the I-League's top-six on the line, Mohammedan Sporting will face a tough challenge against an unbeaten Real Kashmir at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Left-Cong to hold mega rally at Kolkata's brigade ground tomorrow
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front, Congress and Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front (ISF) will organise a mega rally in Kolkata's iconic brigade parade ground on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
People in TN unsatisfied with Centre's works: CVOTER
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) People in Tamil Nadu are unsatisfied with the development works carried out by the BJP-ruled Centre, stated a survey carried out by IANS C-Voter.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
TMC likely to get 156 seats in Bengal, BJP 100 out of 294 seats
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) It is a straight war between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP in West Bengal, which voted left parties to power, for many decades since independence. Though, it seems the TMC has a clear edge in this political fight, BJP is not far behind and likely to make a huge dent in the political equation of the state.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mamata winning Bengal, BJP perception battle
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The battle for the states is a mixed bag with Mamata Banerjee projected to win the high-stakes battle for West Bengal despite losing the war of perception, DMK-Congress is sweeping Tamil Nadu, the Left is comfortably retaining Kerala while the BJP is retaining Assam and the AINRC--BJP alliance in Puducherry is slated to be victorious, as per the IANS C Voter opinion poll wave 2.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
NDA projected to form govt with 2/3rd majority in Puducherry
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) : The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to form the government in Puducherry by bagging close to two-third assembly seats in the upcoming election of the UT scheduled on April 6, the IANS C-voter opinion poll has projected.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
49% people in Kerala 'not satisfied' with Amit Shah's work: Survey
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Almost half of a group of people in poll-bound Kerala expressed their dissatisfaction with the work of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the IANS C-Voter Opinion Poll survey said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
EC holds transfer of 18 police officers in Assam
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Election Commission on Saturday kept the transfer orders of 12 Indian Police Service (IPS) and six Assam Police Service (APS) officers on "abeyance" in the poll-bound Assam considering impostition of Model Code of Conduct in the state.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Temple culture linked to Goa's cultural identity: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) If culture associated with Goa's temples vanishes, then it will be difficult to preserve Goan culture in its entirety, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Religion
ISL: Mumbai-ATK Mohun Bagan showdown for top spot (Match Preview 110)
Bambolim (Goa), Feb 27 (IANS) The final match of the Indian Super League's (ISL) group stage will also decide which team finishes on top of the points table as top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan clash with second-placed Mumbai City at the GMC Stadium on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bhumi: Can't imagine how career would shape up without 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhumi Pednekar is currently shooting for Badhaai Do in Rishikesh, where she shot for her first film, the 2015 release Dum Laga Ke Haisha, six years ago. She says her debut film will always be a milestone in her life and she cannot imagine how her career would have shaped up without it.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
S. Korea: Innovative syringe to increase Covid vax doses
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's health authorities on Saturday issued a new guideline to vaccination centres across the nation, asking medical staff members to maximise the number of Covid jabs per vaccine bottle by utilising innovative syringes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
England unwind at golf course, white ball players joins at hotel
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian and England teams are treating their bio-bubble lives a bit differently from each other. The Indian team is not rotating its players and relaxing inside the hotels while the England team is rotating players and even finding opportunities to go outdoors.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Odisha allows Jatra shows with cap of 2,000 persons
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday released Covid-19 guidelines for March allowing the Jatra organisers to hold shows subject to a ceiling of 2,000 persons.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Vast cracks free huge iceberg in Antarctica
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Almost a decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg, more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, in Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf has now broken off.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Germany thrash India 5-0 in first women's hockey match
Dusseldorf, Feb 27 (IANS) World No.3 Germany side thrashed world No.9 Indian women's hockey team 5-0 in the first match of the four-match series here on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Artists perform 'Ragini' in support of farmers at Ghazipur
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Showing solidarity with the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws enacted last year, Noida artists performed 'Ragini' at the protest site at Ghazipur border here.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Recreated version of 'Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si' out on March 2
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Kishore Kumars immortal song Ek Ladki bheegi bhaagi si, which co-starred Madhubala and featured in the 1958 superhit comedy Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, is set for a recreation, due to be out on March 2.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Police, Army foil Maoists terror plot, deactivate 83 IEDs
Gaya (Bihar), Feb 27 (IANS) A joint operation launched by the Bihar police and the Army averted a major terror attack planned by the Maoists near the Chakrabandha police station area in Naxal-affected Gaya district in Bihar. The security forces recovered and disabled 83 IEDs planted on the road.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
20 Gyuto Tantric Monastery monks test positive in Himachal
Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) Twenty monks of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery belonging to 17th Karmapa, the third most important Tibetan religious head who is currently staying abroad, were tested Covid positive on Saturday, doctors said. They have no travel history.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
DCW notice to Delhi cops over stabbing of boy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to Delhi Police in connection with the stabbing of a boy in Kalkaji area of south Delhi when he confronted his sister's stalker.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pak ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue: Imran
Islambad, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has renewed his open offer for dialogue to resolve all outstanding issues with India. Khan gave his statement welcoming the ceasefire recently announced between Indian and Pakistani border security forces along the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi completes 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava' shoot
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Pratik Gandhi has wrapped up the shoot of his upcoming Bollywood film, Atithi Bhooto Bhava. The film will see the Scam 1992 fame actor share screen space with Jackie Shroff and Sharmin Segal.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF precision strike to mark 2 yrs of Balakot ops
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force carried out a long range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot operation.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Jogira Sara Ra Ra! a special film for Nawazuddin, Kushan Nandy post lockdown
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Kushan Nandy says his upcoming film Jogira Sara Ra Ra! is special for lead actor Nawazuddin and him.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi World Cup: English shooters' quarantine halved to 7 days
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a big respite for English shooters preparing to compete at next month's New Delhi's World Cup, India's union health ministry has agreed to halve the 14-day quarantine period, a privilege that was granted to the England cricket team now playing in India at the moment.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) At a time when a British court has ordered the extradition of diamantaire Nirav Modi to India to stand trial in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud after dismissing arguments of his "mental health concerns," saying they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances, while that of billionaire Vijay Mallya, also accused of financial crimes, hangs in the balance, a new book delves into 12 extraordinary cases over seven decades that have seen London emerge as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India and unravels the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty's courts - and consternation in New Delhi's corridors of power.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
2 arrested for plotting to assassinate activist Sushil Pandit
New Delhi, Feb 27 ( IANS ) In a major development, the Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two persons for allegedly conspiring to assassinate Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HC seeks govt response on funds for TS patient
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and AAP government in Delhi whether Rs five lakh for treatment of a patient suffering from Turner Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder causing deformity, can be made available after All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that it has no funds.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Off-the-field 'doosra': Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction here turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether the cricketer thought the pitch for the third Test was good.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Athawale demands 15% reservation for Kshatriyas in UP
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday demanded 15 per cent reservation for the Kshatriya community in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the media in Lucknow Athawale said, "People of any community who live below the poverty line should be given reservation."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
SC stays quashing of FIR against T'gana minister
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court has stayed a Telangana High Court order which quashed a 2017 FIR lodged against Telangana Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh and his civil servant wife T.N. Vijayalakshmi, in an alleged disproportionate assets case.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Malaysia logs 2,364 new Covid cases, 10 deaths
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Malaysia has reported 2,364 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 298,315.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shah to visit poll-bound Puducherry, Tamil Nadu on Sunday
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Puducherry and Tamil Nadu on Sunday to participate in various poll-related programmes of the party.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indonesia reports 6,208 new Covid cases
Jakarta, Feb 27 (IANS) Indonesia's Covid tally has mounted to 1,329,074 with 6,208 fresh cases, while the country's death toll rose to 35,981 with 195 new fatalities, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aerobic may help slow memory loss for Alzheimer's dementia patients
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Aerobic exercise may help slow memory loss for older adults living with Alzheimer's dementia, says a new research.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
BJP begins selection process for candidates in poll-bound states, UT
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in four poll-bound states and a Union Territory beginning from March end, the BJP has kick-started its process to identify and select potential candidates.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kapu reservation leaders summoned for burning train
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Kapu reservation movement leader Mudragada Padmanabham and 41 others were served summons by the Railway Court for their alleged role in the burning of a train five years ago in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Iran to support Syria in fight against terrorism
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iran will keep supporting the Syrian government in fighting against terrorism, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a telephonic conversation with the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Beijing's new economic forms robust in 2020
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) Beijing's new economic forms have displayed robust performance in 2020 despite the Covid-19 epidemic, official figures showed.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Politics
4 causes of 'Zoom fatigue' identified
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) As logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends has become the new normal amid the pandemic, Stanford University researchers have identified four consequences of prolonged video chats that can contribute to the feeling commonly known as 'Zoom fatigue.'
2021-02-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Foreign skeet coach abandons Indian shooters before Olympics
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Italian skeet coach Ennio Falco will not train Indian shooters preparing for this year's Olympic Games as he has joined the Qatar national squad, an official of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
IMPPA urges Maha govt to form committee for subsidy to Marathi films
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA) has written a letter to the Cultural Affairs department of Maharashtra government highlighting lack of adequate subsidy to Marathi films over the past three years, which in turn is affecting the Marathi film industry.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health official among first Thai to get Covid jab
Bangkok, Feb 27 (IANS) Thai Permanent Secretary for Public Health Kiatiphum Wongrajit will become the first in the country to receive the Covid vaccine on Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
IndiGo's select flights from Mumbai Airport from March 10
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Saturday said it will operate select flight to and from Terminal 1 at the Mumbai International Airport from March 10.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Afghans want dignified, permanent peace'
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday said the international community has kept the country's citizens away from their fundamental rights of peace during the last four decades, reiterating that the people now want permanent and dignified peace.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Politics
21% Indians to take Covid vax at pvt hospitals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) As the next phase of the Covid vaccination drive is slated to commence in two days, 21 per cent of Indians are likely to take their vaccines on payment basis at private hospitals, a survey has revealed.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM launches four schemes to mark Guru Ravidas anniversary
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched four welfare schemes at a state-level programme organised here to mark the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
RSS has destroyed institutions and free press: Rahul
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress leader and former AICC president Rahul Gandhi has charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) has destroyed the free press and institutions in the country in a systematic manner over the past six years. He was addressing a meeting of advocates at VO Chidambaram college hall, Tuticorn, on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
China's R&D spending to hit $372B in 2020
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China's spending on research and development (R&D) has seen rapid growth during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Technology
Sonakshi Sinha: We're all sheltered by mother nature
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha took out time on Saturday to reconnect with Mother Nature.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Youth Cong protests fuel price hike outside Smriti Irani's residence
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Youth Congress on Saturday organised a protest against rising inflation, petrol, diesel and gas cylinder prices outside the residence of Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani, in New Delhi. Hundreds of Congress workers gathered and shouted slogans against the Central government.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vietnam's Covid cases hit 2,432
Hanoi, Feb 27 (IANS) Vietnam on Saturday reported six new Covid cases, taking the total tally to 2,432, according to the Health Ministry.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
97 new cases, no Covid death in J&K in 24 hrs
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) J&K saw 97 new Covid cases on Saturday and 72 patients were discharged from hospital after recovering while no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere in the state during the last 24 hours.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Hunar Haat plays phenomenal role in Vocal for Local'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the 'Hunar Haat' is playing a "phenomenal and perfect role" in making 'Vocal for Local' campaign a mass movement.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'desh logs 407 new coronavirus cases
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 545,831, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vidyut Jammwal dedicates 'Teri mitti' song to mothers of stuntmen
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood action hero and martial arts enthusiast Vidyut Jammwal on Saturday dedicated a song for the mothers of stuntmen and action choreographers working on sets of films, who are all the time worried about the well-being of their sons.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1 dead, 3 hurt in car-truck collision on Delhi-Jaipur e-way
Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) One person died and three people, including two women, were critically injured in a collision between a SUV and a truck near Rajiv Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader' (Ld)
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured in from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, to Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Azerbaijan Prez hails China's vax commitment
Baku, Feb 27 (IANS) Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has lauded China for upholding the Covid-19 vaccine supply commitment, as he expressed concern over an apparent disparity in global vaccine distribution.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Urvashi Rautela: Excited about my first International music album 'Versace'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela has shot her debut international music album titled Versace with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, and is naturally excited about it.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Why Punjab CM not acting against gangsters? asks BJP
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not taking action against gangsters, senior Punjab BJP leader Vineet Joshi on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of maintaining "silence" against two gangsters for vote bank politics.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
HK reports 33 new Covid cases, tally over 10K
Hong Kong, Feb 27 (IANS) Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on Saturday reported 33 fresh Covid infections, taking the tally to 10,983.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine,Politics
G-23 row: Cong says leaders respected but should do more in elections
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Congress tried to smoothen things out after the group of dissenters chose to attack the party leadership over ignoring them and not consulting the party leaders in decision making or not building a consensus on any decision.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Paddy procurement sees hike from last year
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Paddy procurement has registered an increase of 16.37 per cent against the last year's corresponding purchase of 570.30 LMT and paddy procurement for kharif 2020-21 is continuing smoothly in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Karnataka, West Bengal and Tripura.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
On BSY birthday, PM calls him 'most experienced leader'
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Warm birthday greetings poured from all over the country, including BJP stalwarts like Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Union home minister, Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Aditya Nath, to Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa who celebrated his 78th birthday on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
How bacteria defeat cystic fibrosis drugs
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
From being mocked & doubted, Bumrah's 'action' takes him far
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) When Jasprit Bumrah started troubling young batsmen with pace generated by his quick arm action and short run-up at his school's cricket academy, a few other pace-bowling trainees approached their coach, mocking and doubting his action.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Wholesale growth expected to continue for tractors, PVs, 2Ws: Emkay
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Wholesale growth is expected to continue for tractors, passenger vehicles and two-wheelers said equity research firm Emkay.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NIA names 4 in Delhi-Jharkhand human trafficking charge sheet
Ranchi, Feb 27 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed its first supplementary charge sheet against four people for running a human trafficking racket from Jharkhand to Delhi and neighbouring states.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
64 full human genomes sequenced at high-res
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Two decades after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, an international group of researchers has now sequenced 64 human genomes at high resolution.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
'Brazil logs 13.5% unemployment in 2020'
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 27 (IANS) Brazil recorded 13.5 per cent unemployment in 2020, equivalent to 13.4 million people and the highest level since 2012, the state-run Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Centre finalises One District One Focus Product to promote in cluster approach
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that the list of One District One Focus Product (ODOFP), which will be promoted in a cluster approach through convergence of the various schemes, has been finalised. The products have been identified from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries and aquaculture, marine sectors for 728 districts across the country.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Odisha passes resolution on Jagannath Heritage Corridor project
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 (IANS) The Odisha Assembly on Saturday passed a resolution unanimously regarding the Jagannath Heritage Corridor project.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Religion
2.67 crore voters in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Tikka Ram Meena on Saturday said Kerala has 2,67,31,509 voters which include 1,37,79,263 women, 1,29,52,025 men and 221 transgender voters.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'AP govt escaping from responsibility in VSP privatisation'
Visakhapatnam, Feb 27 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national spokesperson Kommareddy Pattabhi Ram on Saturday alleged that the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government is escaping from its responsibility in the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) issue.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hungarian Prez receives Covid vaccine jab
Budapest, Feb 27 (IANS) Hungarian President Janos Ader got vaccinated against Covid-19, news agency MTI reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Hungary,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cabinet Secy reviews surge in Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday chaired a high-level review meeting with Chief Secretaries of various states and Union Territories and advised them not to lower their guard, enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with the violations.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Expected by Oct, 5G 'Test Bed' to boost telecom technology (IANS Exclusive Part-3)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Aimed at taking lead in 5G deployment, India's ongoing project to set up 'Indigenous 5G Test Bed' is expected to be ready by October this year to enhance national capability in telecom technology, giving a fillip to Indian telecom manufacturers.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Reduced circle rates in Delhi kick in
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi government has notified the 20 per cent reduced circle rates for land and immovable properties to boost transactions in real estate.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
'Normandy summit needed to resolve Donbas feud'
Kiev, Feb 27 (IANS) Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that a Normandy Four leaders summit is needed to achieve the progress in conflict resolution in Donbas, according to Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics,Defence/Security
Why children go missing in Delhi? (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Tracing missing children is one of the prominent challenges before the Delhi. In recent times, the police have paid special attention to trace missing children with the Commissioner announcing out-of-turn promotion to policemen who trace and recover missing children.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Praveshotsav' campaign launched to admit children to schools in Bihar
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Schools from classes 1 to 5 are scheduled to resume in Bihar from March 1 after a long gap in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The Bihar government also plans to launch a 'Praveshotsav' campaign to enrol students in schools. Under this campaign, special efforts will be made for enrolment of students from classes 1 to 9.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
Russia logs 11,534 new Covid infections
Moscow, Feb 27 (IANS) Russia has reported 11,534 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 4,234,720, the Covid-19 response centre said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Non-ferrous metals demand aided engineering exports'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A sharp rise in global demand for non-ferrous metals like copper, aluminium and zinc along with their products have aided India's engineering exports through the Covid-19 pandemic, an EEPC India analysis showed on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
DDA approves Green Development Area policy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has approved its Green Development Area (GDA) policy with some proposed modifications under its Master Plan-2021 and has sought a response from the public regarding the modifications within the next 45 days.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
John Abraham : Working in action films is like doing an item song for me
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor John Abraham returns in a new action avatar in the gangster drama Mumbai Saga. He says performing an action scene, to him, is like doing an item song, and adds that he likes working in mass-oriented films because the mass audience has shaped his career.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google AI helping improve maternal health, save wildlife
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have designed an AI technology that could provide an indication of women who are at risk of dropping out from the health information programme.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Afghanistan's Covid tally mounts to 55,714
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday reported 7 new Covid cases, pushing the country's tally to 55,714, the Ministry of Public Health said.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'All school kidnapping captives freed in Nigeria'
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Scores of students and staff abducted about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state have been freed, said a Spokesperson of the state Governor on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Politics,Defence/Security
Madhuri: 'Choli ke peeche', 'Ek do teen', 'Chane ke khet' put me to test
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says performances like Choli ke piche kya hai, Chane ke khet mein, Ke sera sera, Ek do teen and Tamma tamma put her to test.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India, B'desh won't allow misuse of territory
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India and Bangladesh on Saturday reaffirmed their decision to not allow their territories to be used for any activity inimical to each other's interests.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Rahul Roy: Doctors are happy with my recovery and progress
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor Rahul Roy says he is recovering gradually and doctors are happy with his progress. The 53-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo of his twin brother Rohit along with a photograph of himself. The actor says it feels good to get back in shape and he can't wait to face the camera!
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre fixes Covid vax price at Rs 250/dose
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities, and will be vaccinated starting March 1, sources said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NHAI develops single lane of 25.54 kms road in record time
Vijayapura (Karnataka), Feb 27 (IANS) The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has achieved a rare feat by completing a single lane of the four-lane stretch of 25.54 km being developed between Vijaypur-Solapur (NH 52) in a record time of 18 hours, Union minister for Road Transport, Highways Nitin Gadkari said on his Twitter handle.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
BJP's counter slogan: Bengal wants its daughter, not aunt
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission (EC) announced poll schedule for West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a counter campaign targeting its arch rival and state's ruling Trinamool Congress' slogan "Bangla Nijer Meyeke Chai (Bengal wants its own daughter).
2021-02-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ajay Devgn starts shooting for Bhansali's 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn started shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansalis Gangubai Kathiawadi on Saturday, and a picture of the actor from the set is doing the rounds all through the day. In the image, Ajay is seen reading the script and Bhansali stands next to him.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Both Bhutto Sahib and Benazir were firm believers that Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhutto Sahib and Benazir Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says Ambassador Shamshul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
NZ to move up Covid-19 alert levels
Wellington, Feb 27 (IANS) New Zealand is mulling to move up its Covid-19 alert levels after two fresh community cases were confirmed on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian women's ODI, T20I teams for series vs S Africa named
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia from Punjab and Andhra Pradesh-born all-rounder Shikha Pandey do not figure in Indian One-day International (ODI) and T20 squads announced on Saturday. India will play five ODIs and three T20s against South Africa here, beginning March 7.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Sitharaman joins leaders of tomorrow at IIM Ahmedabad for interactive session
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), welcomed Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman as she joined MBA students of the globally recognized, premier management institute, for an interactive session on the theme 'The Economic Rebound and the Indian Economy in 2021 and Beyond with its students.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Mayawati pays tribute to Sant Ravidas, asks govt to follow in his footsteps
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) National President Mayawati on Saturday paid tribute to Sant Ravidas and greeted the people of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Sant Ravidas Jayanti. She also appealed to the Central government to provide relief to the common man by controlling inflation.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'Apparel exporters in Faridabad should get benefits of EPCG'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has urged the Centre to declare Faridabad, Delhi and Erode as 'Towns of Export Excellence' which would help exporters set up expensive facilities for common use by exporters in the region.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Worldwide HCP shipments grow 5.6% in Q4: IDC
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Led by PC and printer major HP Inc., the worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market saw overall shipments grow 5.6 per cent year over year to approximately 27 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'The Code Breaker' is an uplifting tale in trying times
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci" and "Steve Jobs", returns with "The Code Breaker" (Simon & Schuster), a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Taapsee Pannu: I thoroughly detest dubbing
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu on Saturday confessed that she thoroughly detests dubbing.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gehlot, Pilot take same chopper as bypolls near
Jaipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot on Saturday were seen sharing the same helicopter as they flew to address a Krishi Mahapanchayat at Shri Dungargarh, presenting a united face of the state Congress after many months of bickering.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Shivaji, Sambhaji helped retain Hindu culture in Goa: CM
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) Maratha king Chattraparti Shivaji and his son Sambhaji helped preserve Hindu culture and swadharma, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said at a Marathi day function held in Sanquelim in North Goa district.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goons using my name for extortion: RJD MLA
Patna, Feb 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Reet Lal Yadav has claimed that anti-social elements were making extortion calls in his name to harm his political career.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
R. Madhavan, Khushali Kumar join 'Pawri' bandwagon
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actors R. Madhavan and Khushali Kumar, who are busy shooting for their upcoming movie Dahi Cheeni, joined the viral Pawri ho rahi hai meme bandwagon but with a spin.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmers worried as numbers fall at protest sites
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) More than three months have passed since the farmers agitation began. At present the number of people at the Ghazipur Border appears to be thinning, particularly in the last one month.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
OPPO Enco X earbuds bring premium sound under Rs 10K
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Truly Wireless Stereo (TWS) headphones category has exploded in the last couple of years and in India, the TWS market soared 723 per cent (on-year) in the third quarter (Q3) of last year.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Uruguay thanks China for Covid vaccine aid
Montevideo, Feb 27 (IANS) Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou has expressed appreciation to China for sending coronavirus vaccine to this South American country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Uruguay,Health/Medicine,Politics
'One District One Focus Product' list finalized
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare along with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has finalized products from agricultural, horticultural, animal, poultry, milk, fisheries, aquaculture and marine sectors for the 'One District One Focus Product' (ODOFP) covering 728 districts across the country.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Thailand reports 72 new Covid cases
Bangkok, Feb 27 (IANS) Thailand on Saturday logged 72 fresh Covid cases, according to a report of the Centre for the Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-02-27
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama (IANS Review; Rating: * *)
The Girl On The Train; Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Avinash Tiwary, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Nisha Aaliya, Shamaun Ahmed; Director: Ribhu Dasgupta; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-02-27
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghanistan marks National Day of Armed Forces
Kabul, Feb 27 (IANS) Afghanistan on Saturday marked the National Day of Armed Forces as the security forces continued fighting a Taliban-led insurgency, the state-run TV channel reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
BJP demands disqualification of AAP candidate in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the cancellation of the candidature of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate, Dhirendra Kumar, from the Election Commission for concealing information in his poll affidavit.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hrithik records statement with Crime Branch against Kangana
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan on Saturday recorded his statement with Crime Branch in an ongoing case filed against actress Kangana Ranaut.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
FB waives fees for small businesses on 'Checkout on Shops'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a bid to further help small businesses navigate the road to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, Facebook has announced to waive fees for small businesses selling with its 'Checkout on Shops feature through June 2021.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Are good bacterias getting viral infections?
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have developed a test to determine if bacteria are sick, similar to the one used to test humans for Covid-19.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Smartphones may help keep glaucoma blindness at bay
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Smartphones, often blamed for eye strains and other problems, can also come to your aid as researchers have found that these devices could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma, helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Surprisingly, Ravi Shastri indulges in 'banter' on social media
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian cricket team's landslide win over England in the third Test match seems to have allowed coach Ravi Shastri to indulge in humour on social media. In a rare reply to a tweet, Shastri on Saturday wrote "love the banter" on his handle.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Dust from Raj to make Delhi's AQI worse
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital slightly improved on Saturday, with the hourly average air quality index at 200 microgram per cubic meter but it is likely to deteriorate in the coming days.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Priyanka visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi
Varanasi, Feb 27 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attended the the 644th birth anniversary celebration of Sant Shiromani Shri Guru Ravidas ji Maharaj at Seer Govardhanpur of the Ravidas temple in Varanasi.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Truck driver beaten to death in Tripura
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A 54-year-old truck driver was beaten to death by unidentified assailants in Tripura while he was driving his goods-laden vehicle from Assam to Agartala, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jennifer Aniston reveals secret to being a 'happy girl'
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston revealed the secret behind her happiness. She says it is coffee. 
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
NITI Aayog propose vax price between Rs 300-500
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The NITI Aayog has promulgated a price range of Rs 300-500 for two Covid vaccines that would be available for the priority group at private facilities in the third phase of vaccination set to begin from March 1, sources privy to the development told IANS, adding that the Bharat Biotech's Covaxin would cost a bit higher.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
15 ministries engaged to make India self-reliant on toys
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to make India self-reliant in manufacturing toys, the government is ready with National Toy Action Plan, engaging 15 ministries and departments.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kangana accuses Twitter of shadow banning her account
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Saturday accused the microblogging platform Twitter of shadow banning her account. Kangana says the Twitter management is scared of her but can't suspend her and hence the shadow ban.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Supriya Pilgaonkar: I was destined to be an actor
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Supriya Pilagaonkar will soon be seen in the show Janani. Twenty-seven years into her career, she surprises you saying she never planned to be an actor.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bollywood still links women's beauty to fair skin: AI
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) For Bollywood, beautiful women have fair skin, according to an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer analysis which reveals that conception of beauty has remained consistent through the years in the film industry centred in Mumbai.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Technology
Ethiopia logs 935 fresh Covid cases
Addis Ababa, Feb 27 (IANS) Ethiopia has reported 935 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the cumulative tally to 157,047, health ministry said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra Guv congratulates Sahitya Akademi award winner
Amaravati, Feb 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan congratulated Velcheru Narayana Rao for bagging the Sahitya Akademi award for his contribution to Telugu literature and research in Telugu and Sanskrit languages.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Politics
Cong list in Kerala holds many surprises
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) If the latest news coming out from the Congress in Kerala is to be believed and if it turns out to be true, then it is certainly going to be a surprise for many.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian team excited to play Germany: Men's hockey captain Sreejesh
Krefeld (Germany), Feb 27 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team, ranked No.4 in the world, is ready to face world No.6 Germany in the first of the four-match tour of Europe beginning here on Sunday, said an upbeat captain PR Sreejesh.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
Bumrah released from Indian Test squad on his request: BCCI
Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Man kills wife after scuffle
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old woman has been allegedly beaten to death by her husband after a scuffle here in Rohini's Budh Vihar area, the police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE: Rebuked Indian teen scripts 'missing' drama
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl who went missing after her mobile phone was confiscated by her parents, was found hours later hiding on the rooftop of their Dubai home, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
'Brain stimulation & exercise can restore movement in ataxia'
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown that a combination of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and exercise has potential benefits for treating ataxia.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Google fires 150 game developers hired for Stadia: Report
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Google has reportedly laid off 150 game developers it hired to make world-class games for its Cloud streaming service Stadia, after it announced to shut down its Stadia Games and Entertainment devision earlier this month.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
NASA picks Astra Space for TROPICS mission launch service
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) NASA has selected California-based space company Astra Space to provide a launch service for the agency's TROPICS mission which consists of a constellation of six CubeSats and will increase the scientific community's understanding of storm processes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Technology
Apple, Croma join hands on Jobs' birth anniversary
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Croma, Indias first omnichannel electronics retailer from the Tata Group today announced the launch of its #AppleYou&Croma programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Modi asks toy makers to get global, try e-markets
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the toy makers of the country to try e-markets and get smarter on marketing their products so that Indian toys could be taken globally.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
63% will not pay more than Rs 600 for Covid vax
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A 63 per cent of those planning to take the Covid-19 vaccine in the next phase starting March 1 in private hospitals will not pay more than Rs 600 in total charges (two vaccine doses), as per a survey by LocalCircles.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Use less plastic to make toys: PM tells industries
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the toy industries in the country to use less plastic to manufacture toys.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak's PPP leader claims her house attacked by goons
Karachi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Palwasha Khan on Saturday said that her house was attacked by five "goons", as she feels threatened by her move to contest the Senate poll.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India must play pro-active role on Indus Waters Treaty (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) brokered between India and Pakistan by the World Bank in 1960 has weathered three wars in 1965, 1971 and 1999 -- as also the September 2016 attack by four heavily armed terrorists that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers and the four attackers and was "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gold Bond Scheme20-21 to be issued at Rs 4,662/gm
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The new series of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2020-21 will be opened for the period March 1-5, 2021.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
178 new Covid cases in T'gana, tally 2.98L
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Telangana on Saturday recorded 178 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's tally to over 2.98 lakh, even as 148 more people recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Janhvi Kapoor: Competition is extremely healthy
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ever since she made her debut in 2018, Janhvi Kapoor has been pitted against her contemporaries by the audience, ans also been compared to her mother, the late superstar Sridevi. The actress insists competition is healthy and says that there is enough work for everyone.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong calls 'coastal shutdown' in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 27 (IANS) A day after the April 6 assembly polls in Kerala were announced, the Congress-led UDF opposition began a day-long 'coastal hartal' on Saturday protesting a deep sea fishing deal between the Pinarayi Vijayan government and an US firm.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
FM attends G20 Central Bank Governors' Meet
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has participated virtually in the First G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting under the Italian Presidency to discuss policy actions for transformative and equitable recovery.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China's standing committee session opens Saturday
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) China's top legislature on Saturday opened the 26th Standing Committee session of the 13th NPC, which is slated for March 5.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Politics
What corporate investment means for the Tarun Tahiliani label?
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) One of India's pioneering labels Tarun Tahiliani will now be seen in every important mall and high street in the country as it becomes the latest Indian fashion label to receive investment from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Nature at its best in Coorg's coffee plantations
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) In India's coffee heartland Coorg, which is at a driving distance from the city of Bengaluru and nestled in the densely forested Western Ghats, February is the season to find abundant coffee trees laden with small crimson and green berries that hold inside them two green beans each. It is in these Karnataka-based coffee plantations, that many of the flavourful and aromatic coffee beans originate, before they are dried, roasted and ground into the perfect cup of coffee in your hands.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Here's how to shed the 'lockdown kilos'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) The coronavirus virus lockdown took a toll on our mental as well as physical well-being. The quarantine period was a tough one for people. There is a steep rise in the number of people who have gained oodles of weight during the pandemic, owing to many challenges and disruption in their regular routine.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Improved economic environment to boost FY21 credit growth'
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Improved economic environment in 2HFY21 and the Centre's focus on higher spending especially on infrastructure will give a boost to FY21 credit growth, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Magnetic Fields Nomads to focus on food, wellness alongside music
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) In its debut edition, imagined as a three-day, open-air gathering of creatives and community, Magnetic Fields Nomads will strictly adhere to health and safety protocols outlined by the Rajasthan government. It is scheduled to be held at the palatial Nahargarh Ranthambore from March 19-21, 2021 with a cap of 400 attendees
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Over 16K new Covid cases, 113 deaths in last 24 hrs
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing an worryingly upward trend over the past one week, with the country reporting 16,488 cases in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,10,79,979 on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Barcelona, Sevilla's La Liga title chances to tested
Madrid, Feb 27 (IANS) FC Barcelona travel to the Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday for a game that is absolutely vital to both teams' La Liga title hopes.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Credit features its first ever international brands festival
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANSlife) Nothing brings a shopaholic as much joy as buying state-of-the-art products on sale, at a whim. However, we've all been guilty of adding items to our carts from different companies only to be met with disappointment when we see that they have an excessive delivery fee attached to it or worse -- they do not deliver to your location.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'UK supports Afghan's fight against Taliban'
London, Feb 27 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during which the former reiterated his country's continued support to the latter's fight against the Taliban, according to a statement by the British government.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Blood tests offer early indicator of severe Covid: Study
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers have reported that a series of biomarkers, or biological signals, associated with white blood cell activation and obesity can predict severe outcomes in Covid-19 patients.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New tools assess in-hospital death risk of Covid patients
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin, have developed two novel calculators for predicting which patients admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 are at greatest risk of requiring mechanical ventilation or in-hospital death.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Telly trick: Sudden changes in storyline guarantee TRP leap
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) From Nyra suddenly dying in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and her doppelganger making an entrance to the role of Shyam ending in Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, television storylines often leave us amazed and wondering as to why and how the makers decide these sudden changes, sometimes executed almost overnight. It is all about ratings, of course. Many TV actors say they have no option but to adhere to these changes brought in by producers, some of which may even mean that their characters getting cut out of the show.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maruti Suzuki exports 20L vehicles since 1986-87
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Automobile Maruti Suzuki India on Saturday said it has accomplished two million (20 lakh) vehicle exports.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australia: Cabinet Minister accused of rape
Canberra, Feb 27 (IANS) A senior member of the Australian government was accused of "historical rape" dating back to the 1980s.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Myanmar envoy to UN defies military regime, denounces coup
United Nations, Feb 27 (IANS) In a dramatic show of defiance Myanmar's Permanent Representative Kyaw Moe Tun has denounced his country's military regime before the General Assembly and declared he would fight for democracy.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Weekend fixtures give Manchester City chance to extend lead
London, Feb 27 (IANS) Manchester City look to extend their winning run to 20 games on Saturday and widen their lead at the top of the Premier League when they host fourth-placed West Ham.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Google pledges $5M to address disparities in Covid vaccinations
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) Data shows that Covid-19 affects people of colour at much higher rates and Google has doubled down on its efforts to address the compounding racial and social inequities of this pandemic.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
West Indies recall Gayle, Edwards for series vs Sri Lanka
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards have been named in the West Indies T20I squad to play against Sri Lanka, marking their return to the international stage.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
French law forces Apple to add iPhone, Mac repairability scores
San Francisco, Feb 27 (IANS) A new law has forced Apple to add iPhone and MacBook repairability scores to its online store in France.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
G'gram collects Rs 10.43Cr for 2020 traffic violations
Gurugram, Feb 27 (IANS) Despite a long period of lockdown due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Gurugram Traffic Police have managed to collect Rs 10.43 crore as fine by prosecuting traffic violators in 2020 for various offences.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SunRisers Hyderabad's Warner looking ahead to IPL 2021
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's David Warner is already looking forward to the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and leading the franchise again, even though the dates of the T20 tournament are yet to be announced.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Over 18K people vaccinated on Day 1 in S.Korea
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) As many as 18,500 beneficiaries were inoculated with the Covid-19 jabs on the first day of the vaccination drive across South Korea, a government agency said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
New tool spots security issues with Covid tracing apps
London, Feb 27 (IANS) A team of researchers has developed a tool to identify security and privacy risks associated with Covid-19 contact tracing apps.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Health/Medicine
Lady Gaga's dogs return unharmed
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) A woman has turned in Lady Gagas two French bulldogs at a Los Angeles police station, two days after they were stolen in a brazen armed robbery in Hollywood.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Countdown begins for PSLV rocket's one of longest missions
Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 a.m. on Saturday, said a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2021-02-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Tahir Raj Bhasin recalls romantic stunt with Taapsee Pannu in Looop Lapeta
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) A highlight of Tahir Raj Bhasin's filming of the upcoming Looop Lapeta, co-starring Taapsee Pannu was the most romantic stunt he has ever shot for in his career yet.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fuel prices resurge after 3-day break
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Country's petrol and diesel prices continued its northward march on Saturday, after a three-day break, taking its retail rates to unprecedented levels and burning holes in the consumers pockets.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global Covid cases top 113 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 113 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.51 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cop shoots self dead in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A policeman on duty in a PCR van allegedly shot himself dead on early Saturday morning in west Delhi's Moti Nagar area.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Facebook launches TikTok-like app for creating, sharing raps
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Facebook has doubled down on its efforts to take on the growing Chinese short-video making platform TikTok, this time by launching a new app for creating and sharing raps.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Fresh snowfall on J&K mountains
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Rains in plains and snowfall in higher reaches of J&K occurred on Saturday as the meteorological (MET) department forecast same weather conditions during the next 24 hours till Sunday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Super50 Cup: Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana set for final (Preview)
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Captains Kieron Pollard of Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and Leon Johnson of Guyana Jaguars are both confident they have the firepower to win the CG Insurance Super50 final and lift the Sir Clive Lloyd Trophy on Saturday night.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Landslides force closure of Jammu-Srinagar NH
Jammu, Feb 27 (IANS) Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Saturday after heavy rains triggered landslides along the Ramban-Ramsoo stretch, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Super50 Cup: Thomas stars in Leewards win 5th-place playoff
St John's (Antigua), Feb 27 (IANS) Devon Thomas made a career-best 117 to guide Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a seven-wicket win over Barbados Pride in the CG Insurance Super50 Cup fifth place playoff.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Pledges will cut emissions 1% versus 45% needed by 2030: UN
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A United Nations Climate Change report has warned that with all current climate pledges, global emissions in 2030 will only be one per cent lower than emissions in 2010.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fire in Delhi cosmetics factory, one dead
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) One person has been killed in a massive fire that broke out at a cosmetics factory here in Gulabi Bagh area in the early hours of Saturday, officials said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US report on Saudi killing of journalist underpins Mideast policy shift (News Analysis)
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has personally been blamed in a report released by President Joe Biden's administration for the brazen assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for US media.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ayushmann, Bhumi's talent ensured 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' success: Sharat Katariya
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pedenkar-starrer Dum Laga Ke Haisha released in 2015 on this day. The films's director Sharat Katariya says the talent of the lead pair and their ability get into the skin of their characters made them so endearing in the storyline.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
10 new imported Covid cases in Chinese mainland
Beijing, Feb 27 (IANS) The Chinese mainland reported 10 new imported Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 4,984, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Criticism comes from both classical and metal purists: Project MishraM band
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) While most classical musicians their age group seem to really like their music, band members of Project MishraM smile that they get criticism from both Carnatic as well as Metal purists. "I think at the end of the day, we have always wanted to make our own music by incorporating diverse elements. Frankly, we are not here to re-define Carnatic or metal music, or anything of that sort," said Shivaraj Nataraj, the lead vocalist of the Bengaluru-based band that means 'mix' in Sanskrit and also denotes the number seven.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Johnson & Johnson vaccine on track for US emergency approval (Ld)
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) US regulators are working "rapidly" to finalise emergency use authorisation for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine which is on track to become America's third shot against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 509,000 people in the last 12 months alone - the country's deadliest year.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Iran vows to continue supports for Syria in anti-terror war
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iran will keep supporting the Syrian government in the fight against terrorism, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a telephone conversation with the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Gwyneth Paltrow: I gained a lot of weight over Covid
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow confesses binging on pasta and alcohol after she had Covid and blames it for her weight gain.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Singapore's manufacturing output surges 8.6% on year in Jan
Singapore, Feb 27 (IANS) The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced on Friday that the country's manufacturing output increased 8.6 per cent year on year in January 2021, compared to the 16.2 per cent increase last December.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
Prince Harry: British press was destroying my mental health
Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Prince Harry has revealed that the British press had been destroying his mental health, citing it as a reason why he and his wife Megan Markle stepped back from their royal responsibilities.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran to become major Covid-19 vaccine producer in world: Minister
Tehran, Feb 27 (IANS) Iranian minister of health and medical education Saeed Namaki said on Friday that Iran will turn into a major Covid-19 vaccine producer in the next Iranian spring which begins on March 20, official IRNA news agency reported.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Quarantine fatigue big challenge in Greece a year after 1st case
Athens, Feb 27 (IANS) Quarantine fatigue is one of the most significant challenges in Greece a year after the first Covid-19 case was detected in the country, Greek experts and pollsters said on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
US panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency approval
New York, Feb 27 (IANS) After eight hours of non-stop debate, a high powered US vaccine advisory panel endorsed mass use of a single dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, putting America just one step away from its third shot against a virus that has killed more than 509,000 Americans in 12 months.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gujarat MLA dares to violate model code of conduct
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) BJP legislator from Waghodia, Madhu Shrivastav, on Friday, dared to violate the model code of conduct and campaign for the BJP on Saturday, even though the campaigning ended on Friday evening.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
British Queen urges vaccine doubters to think about others
London, Feb 27 (IANS) British Queen Elizabeth II on Friday urged those who are hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine jab to "think about other people".
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Nigeria trains healthcare workers in Covid-19 vaccination
Lagos, Feb 27 (IANS) Health authorities in Nigeria have rolled out a national training program for healthcare workers who will be involved in the Covid-19 vaccination at national and state levels in preparation for the arrival of coronavirus vaccines into the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Saudi crown prince approved operation to 'capture or kill' Khashoggi: US report
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) A declassified US intelligence report released on Friday assessed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud approved an operation to "capture or kill" Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United States,Politics
Myanmar military extends non-operation period for one more month
Yangon, Feb 27 (IANS) Myanmar military announced on Friday the extension of suspension period of its operation against armed groups to the end of March.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Canada approves use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Ottawa, Feb 27 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of the use of the Covid-19 vaccine co-developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca on Friday, clearing the way for millions of more inoculations in the country.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Above normal temperature in North-West, Eastern India: IMD
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Additional Director General of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday that above normal temperatures are prevailing in parts of North-West and Eastern India.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Need to realise its sense of service to understand RSS: Yogi
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Friday that to understand the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), one has to understand its sense of service.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Death not due to gunshot, police on farmer's death during tractor rally
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Friday informed the high court that the death of a farmer whose tractor overturned during the tractor rally on Republic Day was due to shock and hemorrhage as a result of head injury, and not due to any gunshot injury.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid cases resurge in Gujarat, daily tally rises to 460
Gandhinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Gujarat is once again seeing a rise in the number of coronavirus cases with 460 cases recorded on Friday, taking its cumulative tally to 2,69,031.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Man involved in overvaluation fraud held in Kolkata
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Customs department in Kolkata achieved a major breakthrough on Friday after its special investigation branch at the Air Cargo Complex nabbed a suspect involved in overvaluation of export goods worth crores of rupees.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Iran investigating shooting of its citizens along Pakistani border
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least two people carrying fuel across the Pakistan-Iran border were killed in a shooting incident, prompting Iran to launch an immediate investigation into the matter after angry protests spread across its southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Defence/Security
Impersonating govt official commits suicide after arrest
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old accused allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the balcony of his flat in Vidyaranyapura, in Northern Suburb of Bengaluru on Friday, the police said.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ADCs to protect rights of tribal communities: LS Speaker
Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that the key objective behind setting up the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) is to protect the rights of the tribal communities of northeast India, provide them equal rights in the decision-making process and ensure that their administration is carried out in accordance with their traditions and conventions.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
I expect many Indian swimmers to get A Cuts by 2024 Oly: Expert
Bengaluru, Feb 27 (IANS) Acclaimed Sports Science Expert Dr Genadijus Sokolovas sees a lot of potential in the Indian swimmers after conducting a six-day workshop here on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Covid-19 cases rise in Goa, CM expresses concern
Panaji, Feb 27 (IANS) For the first time in nearly three months, Goa's daily Covid-19 case tally reached three figures, with 100 cases reported in the state on Friday, taking the total tally to 54,871, according to state Health Ministry data.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries higher than new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, recoveries (642) were higher than new Covid cases (571) in a day across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan lays foundation of Nagaland's 2nd medical college
Kohima, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Mon Medical College, the second medical college in the northeastern state along Myanmar.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
Parties in Assam welcome poll schedule, says ready to face voters
Guwahati, Feb 26 (IANS) All major parties, both ruling and opposition, in Assam on Friday welcomed the announcement of the schedule of the election to the 126-member Assembly.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Get ready for work, Kejriwal to AAP councillors in Guj (Ld)
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Keriwal, who in Surat to take part in a roadshow to celebrate the party's success in the municipal corporation elections in the state, advised the newly elected party councillors to set up offices and get ready to work for the people.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Rs 4,800 cr food subsidy to be released to Chhattisgarh soon'
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Railways and Commerce and Industry on Friday held a meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and told him that Centre will soon release Rs 4,800 crore of food subsidy.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I-League: Top six positions to be decided on Sunday
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The race for the top six spots in the I-League is set to go right down to the wire with three teams still in the running to secure a place in Group A of Phase 2, which has two vacant spots.
2021-02-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Protests in Dhaka after writer's death in jail
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests erupted in Dhaka after writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed, denied bail six times, died in Kashimpur jail.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Karnataka rolls out bus parcel, cargo services
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The cash-crunch Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) on Friday rolled out parcel and cargo services in its buses across the southern state to make-up for revenue loss incurred due to the Covid pandemic since April 2020.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Cong demands judicial probe into Dadra MP's suicide
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the suicide of Independent MP from Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Mohan S. Delkar, who reportedly hanged himself at a Mumbai hotel on Monday, sending shockwaves in the national political circles.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Syrian govt condemns US overnight strike
Damascus, Feb 26 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the US strikes that targeted positions in eastern Syria before Friday's daybreak, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Fazza Para Archery: India finish 3rd with 2 gold, 3 silver medals
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Rakesh Kumar on Friday defeated compatriot Shyam Sundar Swami to clinch the Compound Men Open gold medal as India finished their campaign with five medals at the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Championships-Dubai 2021 here. Overall, India finished third.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
UK court rules 'IS bride' from London can't return home
London, Feb 26 (IANS) A woman who left Britain as a teenager to join the Islamic State (IS) cannot return home, the Supreme Court in London ruled on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ecuador secures 2 mn doses of Chinese Covid vaccine
Quito, Feb 26 (IANS) Ecuador will receive two million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for mass vaccination against Covid-19, after negotiations were finalized on Thursday, Ecuadoran Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Bolivia launches vaccination drive to combat Covid-19
La Paz, Feb 26 (IANS) Bolivia launched the largest immunization campaign in its history in the eastern city of Santa Cruz to inoculate residents with Covid-19 vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Paraguay,Health/Medicine
Hetmyer ton guides Guyana Jaguars into Super50 Cup final
St John's (Antigua), Feb 26 (IANS) Shimron Hetmyer pulled Guyana Jaguars out of deep trouble and then went on to score his seventh limited overs century as his team recorded a massive 95-run win over Windwards Volcanoes in the second CG Insurance Super50 Cup semi-final match.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Chile receives third shipment of Chinese vaccines
Santiago, Feb 26 (IANS) Chile received another shipment of anti-Covid-19 CoronaVac vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, following two earlier batches that arrived on January 28 and 31.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Queen urges Covid-19 vaccine doubters to 'think about other people'
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II on Friday urged those who are hesitant to take the coronavirus vaccine jab to "think about other people".
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Emaar approaches local administration over land issues
Gurugram, Feb 26 (IANS) Emaar India has approached the Gurugram District Administration with a request to restrain MGF Group and its associates, affiliates, promoters and directors from creating a third-party rights, title and/or interest on land parcels measuring 63.4 acres (approx) here.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Titans lose to Dolphins, miss out on play-offs
Durban, Feb 26 (IANS) The Momentum Multiply Titans missed out on the Betway T20 Challenge play-offs after falling to a seven-run defeat to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their final round-robin match here on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pak has avoided FATF blacklist, claims Pak Minister
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Pakistan has yet again managed to avoid being blacklisted by the global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing, claiming that the possibilities of the country being pushed from the grey list to the black list were zero.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Congress-DMK seat-sharing talks facing hurdles National
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the DMK for the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections have hit a rough patch as Congress sources say that the latter is not conceding to its demands for more seats.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Shotgun World Cup: Indian men win skeet team bronze
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Indian men's skeet team, comprising Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmed Khan, and Gurjoat Khangura, beat Kazakshtan 6-2 to win team bronze at the shotgun World Cup in Cairo on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
TDP releases manifesto with 10 promises for municipal polls
Amaravati, Feb 26 (IANS) The principal opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on Friday released a manifesto with 10 promises for the forthcoming urban local bodies elections.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress gears up for elections as EC sounds poll bugle
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Congress is gearing up for the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states/Union Territory with the Election Commission of India (ECI) announcing the poll schedule on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
War of words over jobs heats up Telangana politics
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A war of words has broken out between Telangana's ruling and opposition parties over jobs created in the state during the last six years, increasing the political heat ahead of next month's elections to two seats of Legislative Council and ensuing by-polls to the Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly seat.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics