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Kareena, Preity Zinta's message for their mother-in-law on Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Kareena Kapoor Khan and Preity Zinta chose the occasion of Mother's Day to express gratitude to their mother-in-law.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hero MotoCorp extends closure of plants till May 16
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Hero MotoCorp has extended the shutdown at its manufacturing facilities across India, its Global Parts Centre (GPC) in Neemrana and its R&D facility, the Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) in Jaipur by another week, till May 16.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Video shows body of Covid victim dumped in river in Katihar
Patna, May 9 (IANS) A video purportedly showing a Covid victim's body being dumped into the bank of Saura river in Bihar's Katihar district has gone viral on social media.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Covid jabs won't raise immunity in organ transplant patients: Study
New York, May 9 (IANS) Patients, who had organ transplants, remain vulnerable to Covid-19 infections even after a second vaccine dose, finds a study that urges people who are immunocompromised to strictly adhere to wearing masks, and maintain physical distancing, even after vaccination.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Gagan Singh Bedi new Chennai Corporation Commissioner
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) IAS officer Gagan Singh Bedi has been appointed the new Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner, replacing G. Prakash who has held the post since 2019.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
IPL postponement a pointer to cricket's vulnerability: Chappell
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to Covid-19 was a reminder of the game's vulnerability, former Australia skipper Ian Chappell said on Sunday, pointing at the weak underbelly of the game.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Now villages also left to the mercy of God: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid surge of Covid cases in the rural areas, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led Central government for not tackling the situation.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Why the BJP failed to consolidate Hindu votes in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Though the BJP has increased its tally in the West Bengal Assembly from three in 2016 to 77 in 2021 - a substantial increase of 74 seats, but down from 121, as indicated by the 2019 Lok Sabha election results. The BJP's success in the last Lok Sabha elections was a result of extreme polarisation of Hindu votes under Narendra Modi-Amit Shah banner but in the 2021 Assembly polls, the saffron camp failed to retain the level of Hindu support it had secured then, thus ending up faring way below its own expectations and its performance in the last general election.
2021-05-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pace bowler Sakariya loses father to Covid-19
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Saurashtra left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakariya, who represents Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has lost his father to Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Hike quota of oxygen to 300 MT, Punjab CM urges PM
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the total quota of oxygen to 300 metric tonnes (MT), and ensure urgent supplies of vaccine for the state, which has been facing shortage on both counts.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Warner, Slater deny reports of physical altercation in Maldives bar
Sydney, May 9 (IANS) Australia batsman David Warner and former cricket Michael Slater have denied rumours of the two having a physical altercation in a Maldives bar.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Rahul Vohra passes away after posting 'I have given up hope' on Facebook
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor and YouTube star Rahul Vohra has reportedly breathed his last owing to Covid-19 complications. He was 35.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Amara Raja Batteries resumes Andhra operations post HC order
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amara Raja Batteries Ltd has resumed operations at its plants at Nunegundlapalli and Karkambadi at Chittoor district with effect from May 8, after the Andhra Pradesh High Court granted an interim suspension of the orders passed by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB).
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hooda concerned over Covid surge in Haryana villages
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Former two-time Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda on Sunday advised the state government to formulate a special policy for the rural areas with the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
10 vials of Remdesivir seized from Faridabad
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Haryana's Food and Drugs Administration Department on Sunday said it has seized 10 vials of Remdesivir from Faridabad town being sold in the black market.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Myanmar junta approves 15 investments, including huge Chinese project
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) China has started reaping rewards for backing the February 1 military takeover in Myammar.
2021-05-09
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
OPPO Find X3 series to get system updates for 3 years
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO said that there will be a minimum of three years of software support for its Find X3 series of premium smartphones.
2021-05-09
Category: International, China,Technology
Kangana: Instagram has deleted my post where I threatened to demolish Covid
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Sunday alleged that Instagram has deleted her post where she speaks about demolishing Covid.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Uranium recovery in Mumbai: NIA takes over case
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday said that it has taken over the case related to the recovery of 7.1 kg "natural uranium" worth Rs 21.30 crore in Mumbai.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Swapan Dasgupta lodges complaint against persecution of BJP workers
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Former Rajya Sabha member and BJP candidate for the West Bengal Assembly polls, Swapan Dasgupta on Sunday lodged a formal police complaint against persecution of party workers in Tarakeswar constituency from where he contested the polls.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Real estate firm, IAF set up 150-bed Covid facility in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 9 (IANS) Amid a shortage of beds for Covid patients in Gurugram, real estate firm M3M Group has collaborated with the Indian Air Force (IAF) to set up a 150-bed Covid hospital in vacant flats at Sector 67.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
National-level shooters lead fight against Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) More than 100 national-level shooters are driving a campaign in Uttar Pradesh (UP) to ensure a seamless supply of oxygen to hospitals and medical facilities in a bid to augment India's efforts to combat Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
This tool can help you better manage browser tabs
New York, May 9 (IANS) If you are reading this, chances are you have several other tabs open in your browser. Are you facing trouble with the overloading of Internet browser tabs?
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Technology
SnapBizz, REVIVE Alliance, Nielsen tie up to digitally empower small traders
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Retail digitisation company SnapBizz, Samhita-CGF's REVIVE Alliance, and Nielsen have come together to enable the digitisation of small kirana shops and other retailers to improve business outcomes and profitability.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
13 Covid-19 undertrials escape from Haryana jail
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Thirteen undertrials escaped from a Covid-19 special jail in Haryana after cutting iron grills of a barrack, police said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
MI's foreign members reach destinations, says team
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians on Sunday said that the team's foreign players have all reached their respective home countries.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Angelina Jolie: I am very warm and gentle with my children
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie said that she makes sure to always be very warm and gentle when it comes to her kids.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Give up, get treatment, Telangana Police tells Covid-hit Maoists
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) In a bid to leave no flank exposed in the battle against coronavirus in the state, Telangana Police have reached out to covid-struck Maoists too.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
TN govt will be an inclusive one, says new Chief Minister Stalin
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has said that his government will be an inclusive one and a people's government. In a letter to the party cadres, he called upon them to work alongside the cadres of other political parties for the total development of the state.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PM dials CMs of Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, U'Khand on Covid
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held telephonic discussions with the Chief Ministers of Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab and Uttarakhand to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in their respective states, said sources.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Huma Qureshi's 'Maharani' to premiere on May 28
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi took to social media to share the trailer of her upcoming web series Maharani. The series will start streaming from May 28.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
AFC Cup matches postponed after Bengaluru breach Covid protocols (Ld)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Sunday announced to postpone the AFC Cup Group D matches in Maldives after three Bengaluru FC players allegedly breached Covid-19 protocols.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Andhra sets up high-level probe into limestone quarry tragedy
Amaravati, May 9 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has instituted a high-level enquiry into Saturday's explosion that rocked a limestone quarry in Kadapa district, leaving 10 people dead, and several others critically injured.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Namit Das reminisces sharing screen space with mom Yamini
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) This Mother's Day, actor Namit Das, who shared the screen with his mother in the film Sui Dhaaga, says that she has always been an inspiration to him.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ibuprofen safe, doesn't raise Covid death risk: Study
London, May 9 (IANS) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, is safe and does not lead to higher rates of death or severe disease in patients hospitalised with Covid-19, according to a new observational study of more than 72,000 people in the UK.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Lakshadweep, Haryana, Assam top in Covid vax wastage
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Lakshadweep, Haryana and Assam for the second consecutive day on Sunday maintained their position among top 10 states for the maximum loss of Covid vaccines amid the crisis when the country is passing through a shortage of the medicine necessary to keep people safe from the deadly virus.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Belief of winning Olympic medal motivates us: Hockey captain Manpreet
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) With 75 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Games, India hockey captain Manpreet Singh has said that despite the setback of a postponed European tour due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team believes it has a good chance to win a medal.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
New Siddha Covid care centres for mild patients: TN Health Minister
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Health and Family welfare, Ma Subramanian has said that there will be 12 more Covid care health centres in the state under Siddha stream.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
MP govt approves hiring of 200 additional ambulances
Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has approved the hiring of 200 additional ambulances for taking coronavirus patients to the hospitals.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UK, Indian Covid variants detected in S.Africa
Johannesburg, May 9 (IANS) Fifteen cases of the Indian and British Covid-19 variants have been detected in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
The mega gifting guide for Mother's Day
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) Today you get to express your love to your mum and make her feel special. Celebrate your mother and other important women in your life with a gift. While flowers and cards are common presents, this time around you might be searching for a more personalised and unique gift.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sushma Maloo: From a 2000-rupee argument to a jewellery entreprise
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) The journey of Mumbai-based jewellery entrepreneur and 'Indian Matchmaking' participant Pradhyuman's mother Sushma Maloo has been one of sheer grit and commitment to the self. Having established her jewellery brand Normament, which also features on the popular Netflix show, after an argument over two thousand rupees with her husband, this Indian mother says that, "this is perhaps a womanly quality, we are unbeatable, unafraid because we are brought up with some or the other odds against us."
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Marriage only at home or court, strict rules in Delhi from Monday
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Delhi, gasping for oxygen with overloaded health management of the state administration for the last few weeks, will witness more stringent restrictions after a fresh round of lockdown will come into effect from Monday morning.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Teaser launch of Vijay Deverakonda starrer 'Liger' postponed
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The teaser launch of 'Liger' starring Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda has been postponed amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic across the country.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Zenfone 8 Mini to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 888: Report
Taipei, May 9 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant ASUS, which is likely to launch its Zenfone 8 series in China on May 12, might power the 'Mini' variant with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Russia protects its own interests, int'l law: Putin
Moscow, May 9 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday stressed on the protection of country's national interests on the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Covid-19 infection is transmitted via air, says US CDC
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Exposure to respiratory fluids -- very fine respiratory droplets and aerosol particles -- present in air and which carry viruses are the main reason for contracting Covid-19 infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Chaudhary must not rush back to hard training after Covid: Coach
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Olympic Games-bound 10-meter air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary, recovering from Covid-19, has been advised not to rush back to hard training as it could have a damaging impact on his performance, says a national level pistol coach.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Big B to join Pope Francis, Joe Biden and others in global event to inspire vax drive
Mumbai/Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan joins a host of international personalities including Pope Francis and US President Joe Biden in a globally televised special titled Global Citizen's VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World, which aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the Covid-19 vaccine to everyone everywhere. The special programme is aired globally on Sunday evening according to India time.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himanta Biswa Sarma to take charge as 15th Assam CM (Ld)
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) The BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was on Sunday elected as the leader of the newly elected MLAs of the party, will take charge as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam on Monday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
States, UTs to get 46L more vax doses in 3 days
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Central government has so far provided more than 17,56,20,810 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories (UTs) "free of cost", and has planned to provide additional over 46 lakh doses within next three days.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telugu states' CMs convey Mother's Day greetings
Amaravati/ Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) The Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, conveyed their greetings on the occasion of Mother's Day on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gene linked to balding may up Covid severity in men
New York, May 9 (IANS) Men with a common form of hormone-sensitive hair loss are more prone to being hospitalised and at risk for ICU admission due to Covid-19, researchers have found.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Kharge demands all party meet, writes to PM & RS chairman
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has written to the Prime Minister and the Rajya Sabha Chairman demanding to convene an all party meet to discuss Covid crisis and free vaccination for all.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russian hackers pose new cyber attack threat: Report
Moscow, May 9 (IANS) Russian intelligence has been accused by the US and UK of carrying out cyberattacks using new techniques after it was exposed that its hackers continue to target governments, organisations and energy providers around the world.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Russian Federation,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Big B returns to TV with 'KBC 13'
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will return to the small screen with Kaun Banega Crorepati season 13.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sadiq Khan wins 2nd term as London Mayor
London, May 9 (IANS) Incumbent London Mayor Sadiq Khan has won a second term in office, beating his Conservative rival Shaun Bailey, following the local elections held last week, the media reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Aligarh Muslim University reels under Covid attack
Agra May 9 (IANS) More than 40 serving and retired faculty members, plus several non-teaching staffers of the Aligarh Muslim University have succumbed to Covid-19. Each day, the graph is going up.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
K'taka to launch Covid vaccination for 18-44 year-olds on Monday
Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) Karnataka is all set to begin vaccination of people, in the 18 to 44 years age group, from Monday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Fire erupts in Syrian refinery facility
Damascus, May 9 (IANS) A fire erupted in a major oil refinery in war-torn Syria due to a leak, the country's state news agency SANA reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi to remain shut till May 17, Metro services also suspended (Ld)
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid crisis for medical services and oxygen supply in Delhi's hospitals for over last three weeks, the city will remain under lockdown till next Monday (May 17) as part of measures to break the chain of corornavirus infections.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indecisiveness of markets and volatility to continue (Market Watch)
The week began with losses and recovered as the same progressed. By the close of the week, BSESENSEX had gained 424.11 points or 0.87 per cent to close at 49,206.47 points, while NIFTY gained 192.05 points or 1.31 per cent to close at 14,823.15 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.38 per cent, 1.54 per cent and 1.58 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 1.46 per cent, while BSESMALLCAP was up 2.53 per cent. The top sectoral gainer was BSEMETAL up 10.29 per cent. In the previous week it had gained quite similarly at 10.3 per cent. In individual stocks one saw Tata Steel gain 14.31 per cent, Hindalco gain 10.13 per cent and Vedanta gain 10.04 per cent. Steel Authority of India Limited gained 20.76 per cent.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Saahil Uppal: Grateful that my work is keeping me busy, distracted
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor Saahil Uppal says that he is grateful to have work this year unlike last year's lockdown.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Reliance Retail is second fastest growing retailer in the world
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Reliance Retail ranks 53rd in the list of Global Powers of Retailing by Deloitte, improves from 56th earlier.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
German churches plan to bless same-sex couples
Berlin, May 9 (IANS) Churches across Germany are planning services to bless same-sex couples this week, in defiance of a Vatican decree clarifying that such blessings are banned in the Catholic Church.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maldives Sports Minister accuses Bengaluru of breaching Covid rules
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan's AFC Cup matches are in doubt after Maldives' Sports Minister Ahmed Mahloof alleged a breach of the country's Covid-19 protocols by the former.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Football
Sabalenka beats world No.1 Barty to win Madrid Open (Ld)
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) Aryna Sabalenka turned the tables on world No.1 Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open title.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
EPS, OPS tussle continues in AIADMK over Opposition leader
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) The fight for the top slot as opposition leader in Tamil Nadu continues unabated between former Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) and his Deputy, O. Panneerselvam (OPS) in the AIADMK.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Toll from blasts near Kabul school reaches 50
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The death toll from a car bombing near a school in Kabul followed by two mine blasts has increased to 50, the Afghan Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Corona curfew extended in entire J&K till May 17
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) Corona curfew was extended on Sunday for the entire Jammu and Kashmir for seven more days up to May 17.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Maruti Suzuki boosts manufacturing of O2 PSA generator plants
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has said that realising the critical importance of rapidly installing Oxygen PSA plants, both to produce life-saving oxygen as well as reduce the immense logistical problems, it it boosting the manufacturing of such plants.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kangana pens emotional letter to mom on Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Ailing Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut penned an emotional letter to her mother on the occasion of Mother's Day.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sachin-Jigar remember composing 'Chunar', this Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) As they celebrate Mother's Day, composer duo Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya are reminded of their song Chunar from the film ABCD 2, which was dedicated to mothers.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Conference on Europe's future to begin in France
Paris, May 9 (IANS) A new conference addressing Europe's future will begin in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday following months of preparation.
2021-05-09
Category: International, France,Politics
Tesla Supercharger network reaches 25K-milestone
San Francisco, May 9 (IANS) Elon Musk-owned Tesla's Supercharger network has now reached a total of 25,000 chargers -- a big milestone for the fast-charging network.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Rajesh Shringarpure: Important to acknowledge, appreciate your child
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor Rajesh Shringarpure, who is part of the show Punyashlok Ahilyabai, says that it has taught him the importance of encouragement and appreciation by parents in a child's life.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'US to join fight against extremist content online'
Paris, May 9 (IANS) The US is joining the fight to eliminate terrorist and extremist content online, French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have announced.
2021-05-09
Category: International, France,Politics
CoviVan: Delhi Police's unique move to help senior citizens
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Taking a step ahead of its mandated area to maintain law and order in the city, Delhi Police has come up with a unique initiative to start CoviVan helpline to help senior citizens in the neighbourhood amid Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of Assam
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) BJP's lead strategist in northeastern states and party's senior leader Himanta Biswa Sarma would be the next Chief Minister of Assam as he on Sunday was elected the leader of the BJP legislature party by the newly elected MLAs. The saffron party returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
90 Palestinians injured in E.Jerusalem clashes (Ld)
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) Some 90 Palestinians were injured in the second night of the ongoing violent clashes with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, it was reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
IDFC First Bank's Q4 net profit up 79%
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) IDFC First Bank on Sunday reported a 78.6 per cent increase in its net profit for the quarter ended March at Rs 127.81 crore.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's Covid situation nothing short of heartbreaking: Kamala Harris
Washington, May 9 (IANS) In an address to the Indian diaspora in the US, Vice President Kamala Harris lamented over the deteriorating Covidd-19 situation India, saying it was "nothing short of heartbreaking".
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Security forces recover 19 grenades in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, May 9 (IANS) Security forces recovered 19 grenades on Sunday in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
3.6L corona vax reach Andhra
Amaravati, May 9 (IANS) Amid rising Covid cases, and dwindling vaccine supplies, Andhra Pradesh has received a much needed replenishment of its fast dwindling vaccine stocks. State government officials confirmed the arrival of 3.6 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine, by air, on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Marriage events banned in Bhopal till May 17
Bhopal, May 9 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has imposed a complete ban on holding marriage functions in Bhopal till May 17. This is one of the several measures taken by the state government to control the spread of coronavirus infections in the state. The district administration has urged the general public not to hold such events in May this year.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Vishal Mishra: Artistes are like frontline workers
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Singer-composer Vishal Mishra feels artistes are like frontline workers because they help people overcome stress and anxiety in testing times as the ongoing global pandemic.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5 breathing exercises to strengthen your respiratory system
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) While Covid-19 cases continue to surge, we need to be even more vigilant, while staying at home and keeping ourselves healthy and fit. While eating right and exercising ensures our bodies and minds stay fit, it is also important to strengthen our respiratory system -- as that is also severely affected by the virus.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Gifts for mom!
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) Thinking what to get your mum for Mother's Day? Check out our compilation of ideas which makes for the perfect gift for mums of all ages and personalities. Whether she's a fashion diva or someone who's into wellness, you're sure to find something here!
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
B'Town shares throwback pictures, messages on Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) As they celebrate Mother's Day, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to share their feelings for their mothers.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UP govt extends lockdown till May 17
Lucknow, May 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the lockdown till May 17 in the state to break the chain of coronavirus infections, the government said here on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Hema Malini mourns demise of her secretary
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Hema Malini took to social media to mourn the demise of her secretary, who has succumbed to Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
The Mommy Makeover
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) For generations, mothers have been a force of nature doing the heavy lifting when it comes to raising children right; keeping them safe and teaching them the rules of society.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Lockdown extended in Delhi for one more week
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday though the daily positivity rate of Covid infection in the national capital stands at 23 per cent, however, daily fresh cases are still a challenge.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CRPF DIG under probe for misbehaving with lady doctor
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) An enquiry was initiated on Sunday against a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for allegedly misbehaving with a lady doctor of the force deputed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Assam CM Sarbananada Sonowal submits resignation
Guwahati, May 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal on Sunday submitted his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Raj Bhavan here, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Gurugram vaccinates 5.22L people, highest in Haryana
Gurugram, May 9 (IANS) With Over 5.22 lakh people in Gurugram having been administered Covid-19 vaccine doses, the district registers the highest vaccination in Haryana.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Anushka Sharma thanks healthcare, frontline workers for 'working tirelessly'
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma took to Instagram, on Sunday, to thank all the healthcare and frontline workers for their dedicated efforts as India fights the second wave of the deadly Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Australia's borders to remain closed indefinitely: PM
Canberra, May 9 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday said that the country's borders will remain closed indefinitely amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Covid-19 could cause long-lasting damage to heart: Doctors
New Delhi, May 9 (IANSlife) A large number of recovered patients from Covid-19 have encountered heart problems and even patients with existing heart problems have felt its affects. The virus can lead to heart injury, heart failure, stroke, and damage to your heart, say doctors.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
44 killed in 'bloody' battles in Yemen's Marib
Sanaa, May 9 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed in "bloody" battles between the Yemeni government forces and the Houthi rebels in the oil-rich province of Marib, an official has confirmed.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
3 injured in NYC Times Square shooting
New York, May 9 (IANS) Three people, including a four-year-old girl, were injured in a shooting in New York City's Times Square, police said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
64 Palestinians injured as clashes continue in E.Jerusalem
Jerusalem, May 9 (IANS) At least 64 Palestinians were injured in ongoing demonstrations and violent clashes with the Israeli police near Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem, local media reported on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Zoom gains access to private iPad camera API: Report
San Francisco, May 9 (IANS) Apple has given video-conferencing platform Zoom access to a private iPad camera API, which makes the app being able to use the camera during iPad Split View multitasking.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Why some patients test positive for Covid long after recovery
New York, May 9 (IANS) Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who had already recovered from Covid-19 would sometimes inexplicably test positive on a PCR test weeks or even months later.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Morocco foils illegal immigration attempts in Mediterranean
Rabat, May 9 (IANS) Morocco announced that it has foiled an illegal immigration attempt across the Mediterranean and arrested 19 people.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Malta,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
This doctor-turned-filmmaker is winning laurels in US
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Dr Lakshmi Devy, a doctor by profession has always been passionate about acting and filmmaking and her dreams have come true after she won the prestigious Gold Remy award for direction at the 54th World Houston International Film festival for her movie -- "When the Music Changes."
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Bumrah can take 400 Test wickets if he stays fit: Ambrose
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah can cross 400 Test wickets if he can maintain his fitness for a long period, said West Indies pace legend Curtly Ambrose.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Payal Ghosh pitches in to provide beds, medicine for Covid affected
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh, has been working with volunteers to help find beds and other emergency medicine for those who are suffering from Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Kareena shares Taimur's picture with baby brother on Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan treated her fans on Sunday with a picture of her two boys and wish them a Happy Mother's Day .
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saudi-led coalition launches 15 airstrikes on Houthis
Sanaa, May 9 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition launched 15 airstrikes on Yemen's Houthi militia in and around the oil-rich province of Marib.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
KCR was waiting for right time to strike at Eatala
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) It was a development that took everybody by surprise but the subsequent happenings left no one in doubt that every move by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was well calculated to nip in the bud any possible rebellion or challenge to his authority.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
B'desh deploys BGB to stop rush at ferry terminals
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The government in Dhaka have decided to deploy Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at ferry terminals on Paturia-Daulatdia, Shimulia-Banglabazar routes in Manikganj and Munshiganj districts from Sunday night to stop the rush of homebound people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
CRPF trooper dies of cardiac arrest in J&K's Budgam
Srinagar, May 9 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper died of cardiac arrest on Sunday while on duty in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Spelling life in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, his debut novel takes a different approach by depicting the life that the people live amidst the conflict.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
Iranian FM urges US to help revive n-deal
Tehran, May 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged the US to help revive the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding that the crisis was started by Washington with its withdrawal from the deal three years ago.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
1 in 9 adults struggled with mental health amid Covid
London, May 9 (IANS) One in every nine adults consistently had very poor or deteriorating mental health during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
AU Chair presents new initiative on Nile dam dispute
Khartoum, May 9 (IANS) President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi, also the current Chairperson of the African Union, presented a new initiative regarding the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Iraq to quarantine evacuees from India for 14 days
Baghdad, May 9 (IANS) The Iraqi government has decided to impose a 14-day quarantine on those evacuated from India to ensure that they were not infected with the new double mutant Covid19 variant identified in the South Asian country.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Over 31mn voters registered for Ethiopian general elections
Addis Ababa, May 9 (IANS) The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said that it has registered 31,724,947 voters for the upcoming sixth general elections.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged for 2nd straight day
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country remained unchanged on Sunday as oil marketing companies (OMCs) decided to pause the daily revision process and closely study global oil price movement before effecting any change in the domestic market.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Musk pokes fun at himself, admits Twitter puts him in trouble
San Francisco, May 9 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO was at his hilarious best as he hosted the popular American TV show Saturday Night Live for the first time, acknowledging that his public comments on Twitter do get him in trouble at times.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Aly Goni gets Jammu house renovated for mom on Mother's Day
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor Aly Goni is getting his house in Jammu renovated as a gift for his mom this Mother's Day. The actor says that work has already begun.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak Prez allows use of EVMs in general elections
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Pakistan President Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance to allow the use of electronic voting machines (EVM) in general elections, a statement from his office said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Govt advances grant of Rs 8923.8 cr to Panchayats for Covid relief
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Finance ministry has released an amount of Rs 8,923.8 crore to 25 States as grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs).
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Berrettini beats Ruud to set up Madrid Open final against Zverev
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) Matteo Berrettini will take on Alexander Zverev in the Madrid Open final on Sunday after overcoming Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-4 in the last four.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Sabalenka beats world No.1 Barty bags Madrid Open
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) Aryna Sabalenka turned the tables on world No.1 Ashleigh Barty to win the Madrid Open title.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
2 arrested over attack on ex-Maldivian Prez
Male, May 9 (IANS) Two suspects have been arrested by the Maldives Police Service (MPS) in investigations into a terrorist attack last week that injured former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed, state media reported.
2021-05-09
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Musk-promoted Dogecoin crashes as he appears on SNL TV show
San Francisco, May 9 (IANS) As Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted the Saturday Night Live show on TV (US time), Dogecoin which is fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market value and promoted by Musk fell sharply early on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UK's Labour Party suffers huge losses in local polls
London, May 9 (IANS) As counting of votes across Britain continued into this weekend, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ruling Conservative Party was given plenty of reasons to celebrate while the local elections led to a string of crucial losses for the country's main opposition Labour Party.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Coimbatore hospitals stop admission fearing Oxygen shortage
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) Many of the hospitals in Coimbatore are turning away patients with breathing difficulties as they are expecting a shortage of Oxygen even as these hospitals have beds with Oxygen supply at present.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
26 Nepali lawmakers test Covid positive ahead of key vote on PM
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) At least 26 members of the House of Representatives in Nepal have tested positive for coronavirus, just ahead of a key vote on Monday on a motion of confidence called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
S Korea to clamp down on cryptocurrency phishing activity
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) South Korea said on Sunday it will strengthen its monitoring system against cryptocurrency-related phishing websites by working with the National Police Agency amid recent surges in prices of virtual money.
2021-05-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
City loses 2-1 to Chelsea, Premier League crown will have to wait
London, May 9 (IANS) Manchester City will have to wait at least 24 hours before they are crowned Premier League champions for this season after they lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea on Saturday evening.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Buying spree in Chennai as TN faces total lockdown from Monday
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) People of Chennai have entered a buying spree as Tamil Nadu is set for a complete lockdown from May 10 to May 24. Most are filling their stocks with groceries, medicines, utensils, toiletries and other materials that they fear will run out of anytime.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Cyber criminals hit major fuel pipeline in US, probe on
Washington, May 9 (IANS) Cyber criminals have attacked one of the largest fuel pipelines in the US, prompting an immediate shutdown by its operator Colonial Pipeline.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Technology
B'desh reports 1st cases of Indian Covid variant
Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) Bangladesh has detected its first cases of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, according to a top health official.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Out of control' Chinese rocket falls over Indian ocean
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) A 100-foot-tall, 22-metric-tonne Chinese rocket re-entered the Earth and has come down over the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.
2021-05-09
Category: International, China,Science/Tech
Iranian MP urges progress in nuke talks
Tehran, May 9 (IANS) An Iranian MP has warned that if the Western parties fail to honour their commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement by May 24, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have no access to the data recorded at Tehran's nuclear sites.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
7 kids killed in Pak water tank collapse
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) Seven children were killed when a water tank made of bricks and cement collapsed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, rescue officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Randeep Hooda: Being overshadowed has never been part of my vocabulary
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda plays the antagonist in Salman Khan's upcoming Eid biggie "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai". Salman's superstardom towers over in the build-up to the film's release, but Randeep insists he has never felt overshadowed by anyone on screen.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India's daily Covid tally rises by 4.03L cases, 4,092 deaths
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The coronavirus continues to pummel India as the country on Sunday recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 4,092 fatalities, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,22,96,414, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Italian tourism could bounce back by 2023: Experts
Rome, May 9 (IANS) Italy's beleaguered tourism sector breathed a sigh of relief when Prime Minister Mario Draghi that the country would reopen to international tourists by mid-May, but analysts said it may still need to wait until 2023 before the industry could fully recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Samsung mulling new smartphone launches in August: Report
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is mulling multiple new smartphone launches in August, industry sources said on Sunday, as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its leadership in the mobile market.
2021-05-09
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
California population experiences 1st yearly loss in history
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) California's population dipped by 182,083 residents last year, bringing the Golden State's total to 39,466,855 people as of January 1, 2021, representing the first 12-month decline since state population estimates were recorded in 1850.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
Scotland's 1st Minister vows to push for independence
Edinburgh, May 9 (IANS) Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to push for a second independence referendum as her Scottish National Party (SNP) secured "historic and extraordinary" fourth consecutive victory in the parliamentary election.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
UN remembers WWII victims
United Nations, May 9 (IANS) The UN has paid tribute to tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the Second World War.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Politics
SL begins administering Chinese Covid vax
Colombo, May 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Health Ministry has started administering the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 to citizens, soon after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved it for emergency use worldwide.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for May 10-16.
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Multiplexes face single screen fate (Column: B-Town)
Film and television production has come to a halt again due to the second lockdown. The production sector will bounce back soon as the things are back to normal, and so will most of the film-related sectors albeit with bruises. But what happens to the multiplex cinema properties that sprang up like wild mushrooms all over the country?
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Exercise of discretion brings success (Column: Spy's Eye)
We live in an age where 'innocence is bliss' no more and the call for being discreet but decisive guides every step of the way. Discretion is a positive trait as it is meant to safeguard one's interest without hurting someone else's. It can be usefully exercised only by a person who was well informed, who had the ability to see things in a larger perspective, who could judge the relative importance of a thing or happening in a context, who understood the significance of a lawful silence and who tilted in favour of a humane course.
2021-05-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Pak ramps up restrictions for Eid al-Fitr
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) In its efforts to curb the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pakistani government has ramped up restrictions across the country for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival, urging the public to stay at home to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 central observers appointed to elect Bengal BJP party leader
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The BJP has appointed two central observers for the election of the leader of party MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assembly Poll Saga: Curtains for Tamil actors with CM ambitions
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) The perception that the way to political power in Tamil Nadu is through Kollywood does not hold good anymore given the humiliating defeat of the parties floated by heroes Kamal Haasan and Vijayakanth in the 2021 assembly polls, said political analysts.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 157.2 mn
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 157.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.27 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Minari' to premiere digitally on May 11
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Lee Isaac Chung's multiple Oscar-nominated Korean drama "Minari" premieres digitally on May 11.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Death toll rises to 33 in Kabul blast
Kabul, May 9 (IANS) The toll death in the explosion that took place here on Saturday near a school has risen to 33, officials said.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Blinken admits some US actions undermine int'l order
Washington, May 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that some US actions in recent years have undermined the rules-based world order.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Anna Kendrick feels she may have saved lives by staying home during pandemic
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick feels she may have saved lives by staying home and sticking to lockdown rules.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel strikes Hamas target in Gaza following rocket attack
Tel Aviv, May 9 (IANS) The Israeli army struck a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday in retaliation against a rocket attack.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Politics
Noel Gallagher says lockdown helped him make more music
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Musician Noel Gallagher says lockdown has helped him churn out many new songs.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Russia records 8,329 new Covid cases
Mosocw, May 9 (IANS) Russia confirmed 8,329 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,871,843, the country's official monitoring and response centre said on Saturday.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Karnataka registers 47,563 new Covid cases, 482 deaths
Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) With the pandemic's second wave hitting hard, Karnataka recorded 47,563 new Covid cases, including 21,534 in Bengaluru were registered in a day while 482 patients succumbed to the virus, the state health bulletin said on Saturday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Army inducts first batch of 83 women soldiers into Military Police
Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) The Indian Army on Saturday inducted the first batch of 83 women soldiers into the Military Police after their attestation parade held here on Saturday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
Man held for selling oxygen in black in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with black marketing of medical oxygen at 10 times higher the rate fixed by the government.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP appoints central observers to pick party leaders for Assam, TN
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Ahead of the election of the leader of its legislative party in Assam and Tamil Nadu, the BJP on Saturday appointed central observers for the states to conduct the exercise.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mexico's Azteca Stadium to reopen for fans
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS) Mexico's Azteca Stadium, the stage for the 1970 and 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, is set to reopen to the public after a 14-month shutdown because of Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Mexico,Sports,Football
K'taka to focus on completion of 2nd Covid vax dose for those above 45
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Karnataka on Saturday decided to focus more on inoculating people above 45 years of age whose second dose is pending.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Govt must follow suggestions of experts to impose lockdown: Congress
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the Central government of failing to protect the lives of the people amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voss clinches back-to-back Rotorua Marathon titles
Rotorua (New Zealand), May 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 runners pounded the picturesque tracks around Rotorua Lake on Saturday in one of the oldest sporting events in New Zealand.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Athletics
Curbs of poet Satchidanandan's FB page for violating 'community standards'
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Curbs have been imposed on the Facebook page of popular poet and critic K. Satchidanandan for a day, the former secretary of Sahitya Akademi himself said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bayern win record-extending 9th straight Bundesliga title
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) Bayern Munich were confirmed as German champions for the 31st time on Saturday and extended their record run of consecutive Bundesliga titles to nine after RB Leipzig lost 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kaushik, 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist, loses battle to Covid
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, a goal scorer in India's 1980 Olympic Games hockey gold medal win, lost battle to Covid-19 on Saturday evening at a hospital here. He was 66.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Five held in B'luru for black marketing of Remdesivir
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) In two separate incidents, Bengaluru police have arrested five persons for selling Remdesivir injections at eight to 10 times more than the prescribed rates of the antiviral drug, the police said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympic trials: Two new Chinese gymnasts hog limelight
Chengdu (China), May 8 (IANS) Two new gymnastics champions made names for themselves at the first national team Tokyo Olympic Games trial here on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
J&K reports 4,788 new Covid cases, 60 deaths
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) With 4,788 new Covid cases and 60 deaths on Saturday the J&K's pandemic crisis spiralled out of control even though the authorities maintained that sufficient oxygen, ICU beds and vaccine doses are being made available to contain the infection.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Eastern Naval Command to operate oxygen plants in Andhra hospitals
Visakhapatnam, May 8 (IANS) The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) will operate and maintain oxygen plants in all government and teaching hospitals across Andhra Pradesh.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Covid cases continue declining trend in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) The declining trend in fresh Covid-19 cases continued in Telangana as the state has reported 5,186 new infections, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
La Liga: Advantage Real as Atletico, Barca draw
Barcelona, May 8 (IANS) La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 at Barcelona, handing control of the title race to Real Madrid on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
J&K govt set up 100-bed facility with oxygen capacity at Haj House
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) In the wake of rising Covid cases, the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) here has established a 100-bed Covid care facility with oxygen capacity at Haj House Bemina.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Assam tea estates witness steep spike in Covid cases
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Amid the drought-like situation prevailing in Assam, the tea industry in the state is facing the Covid blues as over 500 workers in many tea gardens have been infected by the virus, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Prayers, care help infant beat Covid in Punjab
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He was just 20 days old when he tested positive for Covid-19, and it took infant Sukhdeep Singh 10 more days to defeat the virus, becoming probably one of India's youngest Covid warriors.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tested Centre's formula, Delhi needs 700 MT O2 per day: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Upon reviewing the Centre's guidelines for allocating oxygen to the hospitals and the patient-wise data in Delhi, it has been concluded that the national capital requires 700 metric tonnes (MT) oxygen supply per day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hamilton secures 100th career F1 pole in Spain
Barcelona, May 8 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes beat Red Bull's Max Verstappen to secure his 100th career Formula One pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Sennheiser sells off its consumer brand
London, May 8 (IANS) Long-running German audio company Sennheiser has announced that Swiss holding company Sonova will be acquiring the brand in a deal expected to close by end of the year.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
India-EU agree to strengthen strategic, bilateral cooperation
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In its first ever meeting with India in the EU+27 format, European Council on Saturday agreed to strengthen the "India-EU Strategic Partnership" based on a shared commitment to democracy, fundamental freedoms, rule of law and multilateralism.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abid Ali's double-ton puts Pakistan in control vs Zimbabwe
Harare, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan were in firm grip of the second and final Test against Zimbabwe after Abid Ali registered an unbeaten double-century before the touring bowlers accounted for four host batsmen in the evening session of Day 2 at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Big surge in Covid deaths, cases in Andhra
Amaravati, May 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh saw a big surge in Covid fatalities and new cases during the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
MEIL to supply 600 free oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Telangana, Andhra
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) has come forward to augment supply of oxygen by 35 lakhs litres per day in Covid-hit Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Maha: Covid deaths cross 75K, case tally above 5 million
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Exactly 14 months after Maharashtra got its first two Covid-19 cases (March 9, 2020), the states overall case tally on Saturday crossed the 5 million-mark while fatalities shot past the 75,000-level, although the situation in Mumbai remained positive, health officials said here.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Zverev gets the better of Thiem, enters Madrid final
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev took sweet revenge for last years US Open final loss to Dominic Thiem, defeating the Austrian 6-3, 6-4 to reach his second Madrid Open final on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Yogi govt proves Niti Aayog's Covid projection for UP wrong
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has announced that the Yogi Adityanath-led government in the state has proven Niti Aayogs apprehension about the Covid situation in UP wrong.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
300-bed Covid isolation centre comes up in Hyderabad's Calvary Temple
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) A 300-bed Covid isolation centre came up at Calvary Temple at Miyapur here.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CSK procures 450 oxygen concentrators for people of TN
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have extended support to the people of Tamil Nadu in their fight against Covid-19 by arranging for the delivery of 450 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Kabul: 25 killed, 52 injured in explosion near school
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed after an explosion near a school in the western part of Kabul, Afghanistan's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi reports 17,364 new cases, positivity rate below 25% for 3rd day
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The national capital reported 17,364 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the fifth day in a row when it reported a single-day spike of below 20,000 cases, pushing the overall case tally to 13,10,231.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal enforces tough Covid curbs
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Saturday said that under the ongoing statewide Corona curfew, curbs will be made stricter from Monday by stopping plying of public transport vehicles too.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over 14L beneficiaries in 18-44 age group have received Covid vax
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A total of 14,88,528 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years have so far received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine across 30 states and UTs.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC forms panel comprising AIIMS chief for oxygen audit for Delhi
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday formed a panel, which includes AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria, for audit of medical oxygen for Delhi to examine its supply and efficacy in its distribution by the Delhi government.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Harshvardhan Rane reveals his super power
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane has revealed his super power that can avert problems in an Instagram post on Saturday, accompanied by an image where he flaunts big muscles and a bigger smile.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pathetic plight of Covid-19 patients' kin outside Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The alarming rate at which the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the country has once again forced poor people to live on the pavements. On the one hand an infected patient is admitted to a hospital while on the other hand their families are forced to sleep on the footpath outside the hospital.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Telangana HC questions hasty probe into Devarayamjal lands
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Telangana High Court on Saturday questioned the hasty manner in which the state government had ordered probe into encroachment of endowment lands at Devarayamjal in Medchal-Malkajgiri district.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Geetanjali Tikekar: I surrender to the script
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Geetanjali Tikekar, who is part of the show "Kyun Utthe Dil Chodd Aaye", says she is a director's actor and totally goes by the writer and director's vision.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Central leadership disconnected from ground reality: Bengal BJP leaders
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Despite increasing its tally from three seats to 77 in the 294 member Assembly, many West Bengal BJP leaders feel that the central leadership's failure to gauge the mood on the ground and ignoring the local leadership were the main reasons for losing the high stakes battle to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC).
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Param Singh: It's okay to agree to disagree in a mature relationship
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Param Singh, who is part of the show "Ishk Par Zor Nahi", says it is important to have the space to speak your mind in a relationship.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reducing early pregnancy key to safe motherhood (Mother's Day)
Agra, May 8 (IANS) Even as the Covid pandemic has battered several festivities and commemorative days, Mother's Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year, calls for recognition of the contributions of the mothers, who have been holed up at their homes due to the lockdown.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Vikram Bhatt warns about Whatsapp forwards that spread Covid misinformation
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Filmmaker-writer Vikram Bhatt says we should all be wary of "Whatsapp groups and millions of forwards which talk about remedies and preventive measures" related to Covid purely on the basis on hearsay.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
On Mother's Day eve, Indian athletes say moms the best motivators
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) As the world celebrates Mother's Day on Sunday, several Indian athletes on Saturday credited their success on the field to the encouragement and guidance given by their moms.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Croatia exposure will help us keep focus, says pistol shooter Verma
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Olympic-bound shooter Abhishek Verma is excited to travel to Croatia for the national camp. The 30-year-old says the trip will help the national team stay focussed for the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Additional triage centre for Covid patients set up in Jammu
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) An additional triage centre for Covid patients has been set up at the Government Gandhi Nagar Hospital for regulating the admission of Covid patients in Jammu district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Jadeja remains the go-to all-rounder for India
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's skills in all three facets of the game were acknowledged again when he was picked in the India squad for the Test tour of England on return from injury.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Exercise linked to improvement in Covid symptoms recovery
New York, May 8 (IANS) Patients with lasting symptoms of Covid-19 who completed a six-week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Railways delivered 3,400 MT LMO, highest daily load of 718 MT on the run
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian Railways said on Saturday that it has delivered nearly 3,400 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in more than 220 tankers to various states across the country till now.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Raveena Tandon posts throwback still from 'Daman'
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Kalpana Lajmi's 2001 film "Daman" won Raveena Tandon the National Award as Best Actress. Raveena went down memory lane on Saturday reminiscing about the film Daman on social media.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Greco-Roman wrestlers fail to win Olympic quota place
Sofia, May 8 (IANS) India's chances of earning an Olympic quota place in men's Greco-Roman wrestling at the ongoing World Olympic qualifiers evaporated on Saturday as two heavyweights, Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar, crashed out early in the tournament.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Ensure 700 MT O2 per day to Delhi until further orders: SC to Centre
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday made it clear to the Centre that there shall be no reduction in the allocation and availability of medical oxygen to Delhi and its direction with regard to the provisioning of 700 MT oxygen per day to the national capital shall continue pending further orders.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
India has got 3L Remdesivir vials, over 6K O2 concentrators from abroad
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India cumulatively has so far received three lakh Remdesivir vials, 6,608 oxygen concentrators, 3,856 oxygen cylinders and 14 oxygen generation plants from the global community in the last 12 days.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Real, Barca, Juve defend Super League after UEFA threats
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus defended the Super League in a joint statement on Saturday after European ruling body UEFA threatened them with sanctions.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
India's 1980 Olympic hockey gold winner MK Kaushik no more
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India lost two of their 1980 Moscow Olympic Games gold medal-winning heroes on Saturday -? Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravindra Pal Singh. Both were affected by Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
No refusal to treatment of Covid patient from different city : Govt (Ld)
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Health Ministry on Saturday issued important guidelines for treatment of Covid patients mandating that no patient will be refused treatment or oxygen on the grounds that the patient belongs to a different city or not being able to produce valid ID proof.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kalki Koechlin debuts as writer with memoir on motherhood
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) After making waves with films like "Margarita with a Straw", "Yeh Jewani Hai Deewani" and "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", award winning French-Indian actor Kalki Koechlin is to debut as a writer with "The Elephant In the Womb", publisher Penguin Random House India announced on the eve of International Mothers Day on May 9.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Neymar signs new PSG deal as he commits until 2025
Paris, May 8 (IANS) Neymar has committed his future to Paris Saint-Germain by extending his contract until 2025.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Divyanka Tripathi shares glimpse of Cape Town from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' shoot
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Divyanka Tripathi posted a picture from Cape Town on Saturday. The actress is currently in the scenic South African port city to shoot for the adventure reality show, "Khatron Ke Khiladi".
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Osaka, Billie Jean King get Laureus World Sports Awards
Monaco, May 8 (IANS) World No. 2 tennis player Naomi Osaka has been named 'Sportswoman of the Year' at the Laureus World Sports Awards for her achievements on and off the court, while tennis legend Billie Jean King was awarded the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' by the Laureus Academy.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Monaco,Sports,Tennis
UEFA agrees to reintegrate nine 'Super League' clubs
Lausanne, May 8 (IANS) The European football governing body (UEFA) has begun the process of reintegration of nine of the 12 clubs which were involved in the now defunct 'Super League' project.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Arms cache recovered in J&K's Doda
Jammu, May 8 (IANS) An arms cache was recovered in J&K's Doda district during a joint operation by the police and the army.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
SC directs NTF to conduct audit of oxygen supplies to states/UTs
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court has directed the 12-member National Task Force (NTF) set up on Saturday to streamline oxygen allocation in the country to form sub-groups for each state/Union Territory to conduct an audit for determining whether the oxygen supplies allocated by the Centre are reaching the concerned state/UT.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sonam Kapoor-Anand Ahuja celebrate wedding anniversary, Rhea wishes on social media
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor's sister, producer Rhea Kapoor, took to Instagram on Saturday to wish the actress and her businessman husband Anand Ahuja on their third wedding anniversary.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Experimental drone flights allowed for vaccine delivery
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The government is providing conditional exemption for experimental drone flights for vaccine delivery as part of constant endeavour to enhance the scope of drone usage in the country and assist the nation to fight Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Conditional exemption for experimental drone delivery of vaccines
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Centre is providing conditional exemption for experimental drone flights for vaccine delivery as part of its endeavour to enhance the scope of drone usage in the country and assist the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, said an official statement.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chiwetel Ejiofor: Anne Hathaway would be a good diamond thief
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, shares the screen with Anne Hathaway in the heist comedy "Locked Down". Asked who would be able to steal a diamond, he said that Anne would do a better job.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Engg college in Lucknow comes up with indigenous O2 concentrator
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Students and faculty at an engineering college in Lucknow have created an indigenous oxygen concentrator that claims to aid those suffering from Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's daily domestic oxygen production increased to 9,400 MT
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The production of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) has been maximized to meet the present demand of Covid-19 patients and the domestic production currently exceeded 9,400 Metric Tonne per day, the government said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bebe Rexha on dealing with bipolar disorder: Putting it in a song normalises it for me
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Pop star Bebe Rexha has opened about her battle with bipolar disorder, and she claims to be in a better place despite her struggle with the condition. The 31-year-old singer has also found a way to deal with the issue through her music.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala CM calls for strict implementation of Covid protective norms
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state has reported 41,971 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours as the test positivity rate stood at 28.25 per cent.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana to launch vaccination drive for journalists
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to launch a Covid vaccination drive for all journalists in the state as they are dedicatedly rendering their services in this hour of crisis.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Choreographer Rajit Dev to make acting debut in music video
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Choreographer Rajit Dev will soon face the camera, in the music video "Kareeb". He will share screen space in the song with actress Divya Agarwal.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ambulance with Rudy name used for carrying sand, alleges Pappu Yadav
Patna, May 8 (IANS) After more than 30 ambulances were unearthed from an office of BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Bihar's Saran district, a video of some labourers loading sand in an ambulance went viral on the social media on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Disquiet in BJP big concern for party BJP leadership in Bengal
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Rumours doing the rounds inside BJP circles that many of its 77 MLAs and 18 MPs in West Bengal are reportedly in touch with the Trinamool Congress leadership, looking for ways to defect, are creating a strong sense of disquiet within the party, which many feel may be hard to negotiate.
2021-05-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengaluru adopts Mumbai model to tackle second wave of Covid
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Taking a cue from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s success in tackling the second wave of Covid, Karnataka issued directives to set up Ward Decentralised Triage and Emergency Response (DETER) Committees for Covid management in all 198 wards in Bengaluru based on the Mumbai model.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
3 held in Delhi with 19 imported O2 concentrators
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi Police on Saturday arrested three persons and recovered 19 imported oxygen concentrators worth Rs 25 lakh from them. They were selling these concentrators at very high prices.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pillay, Harendra pay rich tributes to Ravindra Pal Singh
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Olympian Dhanraj Pillay led the hockey fraternity in paying tributes to former hockey centre-half, Ravindra Pal Singh, who died of Covid-related complications in Lucknow on Saturday morning. Ravindra was 62.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
No lockdown violation by farm activists to be allowed: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Even as he made it clear that there was no question of sabotaging the farmers' agitation against the farm laws, which his own government was vehemently opposed to, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said no violation of the weekend lockdown and other restrictions in the state could be allowed at any cost, given the current grim situation.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM announces special screening drive in villages
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to launch a special Covid screening drive in all the villages by constituting 8,000 multidisciplinary teams.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Italian Open: Mouth-watering Serena-Osaka clash on cards in Q-F
Rome, May 8 (IANS) Japanese tennis ace and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka could clash with Serena Williams in a mouth-watering quarter-final match of the Italian Open (May 8-16), the draw for which was announced on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
21 die in Raj village allegedly after Covid victims' burial sans protocols
Jaipur, May 8 (IANS) Around 21 persons lost their lives at a village in Rajasthan's Sikar district allegedly after the burial of a Covid victim, whose body was brought from Gujarat, without following any Covid protocols.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Allocate 500 ton medical oxygen to TN: Stalin to Modi
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for increasing the medical oxygen allocation to 500 ton.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CWC to meet on Monday to discuss assembly poll results
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With the rout in the recent assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry, the Congress Working Committee (CWC),the highest decision making body of the grand old party, will meet on Monday to discuss the issue.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pant contributes money for oxygen cylinders and beds
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has made monetary contribution to a charity for oxygen cylinders, beds and relief kits as the country reels under a growing number of Covid-19 cases.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pak Oppn leader stopped from leaving country despite court permission
Lahore, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, was stopped from leaving the country despite having court orders to go abroad for medical treatment.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid+ve report not mandatory for admission to facilities: Govt
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Requirement of a positive coronavirus disease (Covid-19) report is now no longer mandatory for admission to a Covid health facility, Union health ministry said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amidst Shiv Sena's onslaught PM lauds Maha CM's Covid efforts (Ld)
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a significant development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called up Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to get an overview of Maharashtra's war against the Coronavirus, an official said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Brisbane confident of getting 2032 Olympic Games
Brisbane, May 8 (IANS) Brisbane is on verge of securing 2032 Olympic Games after Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief John Coates said that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is 'conducting due diligence ahead of confirming the city as host' of the quadrennial event.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Other Sports
UP govt to hold funerals of Covid victims free of cost
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) With the bodies of deceased Covid-19 patients piling up in large numbers, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday passed an order according to which it would hold the funerals of all those persons who died of the virus without charging any money. This government order would be applicable within the Municipal Corporation limits.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rahi relies on herbs, spices to combat Covid-19 in Europe
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Olympic-bound pistol shooter Rahi Sarnobat will rely on Indian herbs and spices to combat Covid-19 during a three-month European tour starting early next week.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SC forms National Task Force to streamline oxygen allocation
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a 12-member National Task Force (NTF) to facilitate public health response to Covid-19, including streamlining of oxygen distribution in the country, based on scientific and specialised domain knowledge, .
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
CBSE's 'dost for life' app to counsel students from class 9 to 12
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The CBSE has launched a mobile app with the aim to solve the mental health problems of students from class 9 to 12 during the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Megan Fox on having three sons: It's like UFC Fight Night all day
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Megan Fox says having three sons is nothing short of watching a UFC fight night throughout the day.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CBIC allows undertakings in lieu of bond to facilitate critical imports
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In yet another measure to facilitate traders and importers, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has restored the facility for trade to provide an undertaking in lieu of bond for customs clearance of their goods.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijay Deverakonda teases fans: 'Just me in a tank top'
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda on Saturday shared a picture on social media looking dapper in a tank top, and fans can't get enough of him.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tough challenge awaits Chhetri's boys in Maldives
Male (Maldives) May 8 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC will have their task cut out when they take on Maldives' Club Eagles -- a side which boasts of some big international names -- in the AFC Cup play-off tie on Tuesday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
This AI system can detect sarcasm in social media posts
New York, May 8 (IANS) Computer science researchers including one of Indian-origin at the University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based sarcasm detector for posts on social media platforms.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
England-bound pacer Krishna tests positive for Covid
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pace bowler M Prasidh Krishna has tested positive for Covid-19 although his tour of England with India team may not be in jeopardy as he felt better on Saturday following light fever over the previous two days.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Michael B. Jordan: 'Creed III' shoot to start 'probably mid-November'
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan has shared that the shoot of his much-hyped upcoming boxing drama "Creed III" is scheduled to start later this year. Jordan, who stars as champion boxer Adonis Creed in the franchise, makes his directorial debut with the third film in the series besides continuing to star as the protagonist.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak expresses concern over uranium seizure in India
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan has expressed serious concern over reports of seizure of uranium from unauthorised persons in India, stating that security of nuclear materials should be a top priority.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Army setting up oxygen plant, 3 Covid hospitals in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) In an effort to tide over the oxygen shortage in the region, the Indian Army is working round-the-clock to resuscitate an oxygen plant and commissioning 100-bed Covid hospitals in Chandigarh, Patiala and Faridabad, the defence's Public Relations Office (PRO) said here on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bandhan Bank's net profit falls 80% on higher provisioning
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Bandhan Bank on Saturday reported an 80 per cent decline in its net profit for the quarter ended March at Rs 103.03 crore.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
S Korea to expand investment, tax incentives for chip sector
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) South Korea has said it plans to expand investment and tax incentives for the semiconductor segment in line with efforts to foster the non-memory chip industry and cope with the global supply shortages of automotive chips.
2021-05-08
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Chromebooks, tablets lead global PC revival in Q1 2021
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Chromebooks with 12 million units and tablets with 39.7 million units led the PC revival in Q1 2021, posting 274.6 per cent and 51.8 per cent growth, respectively.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
NE India's 15th airport becomes operational, caters to Bengal, Bhutan
G0uwahati, May 8 (IANS) With the start of commercial operation of flights from the newly developed Rupsi Airport in western Assam on Saturday, the northeastern region of India gets 15th airport leading to better air connectivity with the remaining part of the world.
2021-05-08
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
78% of 16-17-year-old encounters porn on Internet in UK: Report
London, May 8 (IANS) A new survey has revealed that 78 per cent of Internet users in the UK between the age of 16 and 17 reported that they had encountered pornographic content on the Internet.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Mamata accuses Election Commission of directly helping BJP
Kolkata: Speaking on the first day of the assembly after she came to power for the third time in a row, chief minister Mamata Banerjee stroke a major controversy alleging that the election commission has directly helped the BJP government in this assembly election adding that the saffron brigade was unable to accept the mandate of the common people and so was inciting violence in the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kolkata,National,Politics
I didn't expect selection: India's standby pacer Nagwaswalla
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla was "speechless" before his eyes were filled with tears during the seven-hour journey from Ahmedabad to his village Nargol in Valsad, Gujarat, on Friday when he received news of his selection as a standby to Indian squad for the England tour.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NTPC stations in Chhattisgarh, MP chip in for fight against COVID-19
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The country's largest power producer NTPC is rendering its support in the fight against the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the stations and projects of WR II are actively collaborating with their respective district administration to render support in the fight against COVID-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Punjab CM seeks help of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in Covid fight
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought the support of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in the state's fight against Covid-19, while directing all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to closely coordinate with authorized representatives in various branches of the Satsang in this regard.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics,Religion
Amazon to add Pakistan to its approved sellers' list
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) US e-commerce giant Amazon has approved to add Pakistan to its approved sellers' list, a development that is being seen as a major boost to the countrys e-commerce industry.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,National
Mild Covid very unlikely to cause lasting heart damage: Study
London, May 8 (IANS) Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, a new study suggests.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
PM discusses Covid situation with Uddhav Thackeray, 3 other CMs
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took stock of the Covid-19 situation in separate telephonic conversations with four Chief Ministers and assured them of all possible help from the Central government, said sources.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sonakshi has reached a point when 'staying home has become a hobby'
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha on Saturday added a dash of wit on Instagram saying she has reached the point when staying home has become a hobby. She urged all to get vaccinated and drive Covid away.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi received 487 MT oxygen on Friday: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi on Friday received 487 metric tonnes (MT) oxygen against its requirement of around 700 MT per day, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rani, team-mates recover, to resume training soon
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal would be looking forward to resuming training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here after she and six of her team-mates completely recovered from Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Sonu Sood hails Sara Ali Khan as 'hero' after she donates to his foundation
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Sonu Sood on Saturday thanked Sara Ali Khan for her contribution to his foundation. Sara had recently contributed to the Sood Charity Foundation for Covid-19 relief amid the second wave of the virus.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
$210M daily output loss in India over April-June in severe scenario: S&P Global Ratings
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) S&P Global Ratings estimates $210 million in lost output daily in India due to second Covid wave over April-June in a severe scenario model.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Farooq Abdullah releases Rs 1.40 cr to fight Covid in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Lok Sabha member, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday released Rs 1.40 crore from his constituency development fund for improving Covid facilities in Kashmir.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian shooters to compete in Zagreb World Cup in June
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Olympic Games-bound Indian shooters, who are scheduled to train in Zagreb, Croatia, from May 11, will also compete in the World Cup starting there on June 22.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Assam BJP MLAs likely to meet on Sunday to choose new CM
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A week after the assembly poll result, the Assam BJP MLAs are likely to meet on sunday in Guwahati to choose the new Chief Minister of the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pak Army Chief assures all out support towards Saudi security
Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Pakistans Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has assured Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman of Islamabads all out support and commitment towards the security of the Kingdom.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
DCGI approves DRDO's anti-COVID drug for emergency use
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Drugs Controller General of India has approved an anti-COVID-19 drug developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) for emergency use, the Defence Ministry has said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Liquor shops closure: Hide sanitisers, provide tasty food to alcoholics
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Feeding tasty food on time, everytime, increasing the fluid intake, hiding sanitiser and other liquids containing alcohol, conversing in a gentle and understanding manner are what the family members of alcoholics should do to their loved ones when the liquor shops are closed for two weeks starting Monday, said an experienced counsellor.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
CBIC tells officials to do due diligence before issuing SCNs
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has directed all its field formations not to issue show cause notices (SCN) to taxpayers for service tax defaults merely on the basis of any discrepancy between an individual's income tax returns and service tax amount.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WH posts 1st visitor logs since Obama admin
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The White House has posted visitor logs for the first time since the administration of former President Barack Obama, a media report said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Petition filed with NHRC over deaths due to lack of O2 across India
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), May 8 (IANS) A petition has been filed against the Central government with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) over the deaths caused by Covid-19 due to non-availability of oxygen. The petition has been filed by Human Rights activist Vishnu Kumar Gupta.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Preity Zinta is vaccinated
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta on Saturday informed fans that she has taken her Covid-19 shot, with an Instagram picture getting the jab. She also urged all to get vaccinated.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Blasters intensify hunt for new coach before season starts
Kochi, May 8 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC's sporting director Karolis Skinkys isn't happy with the way his club performed last season and his immediate task is to hire a head coach, who can "breathe life back into the team after the disappointment of the last season".
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Kerala cop's unique warning for violators as CM bats for micro monitoring
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday asked local bodies to ensure proper Covid protocols are followed, even as police got tough on violators saying police clearance for jobs and passports will bear the brunt of their present action.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gurmeet Choudhary gets first Covid vaccination shot
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary on Saturday posted an Instagram picture getting his first shot of the Covid vaccine, and encouraged all to go for the preventive jab.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pappu Yadav demands FIR against Rudy for 'hoarding ambulances'
Patna, May 8 (IANS) Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the four time MP and president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) has demanded an FIR against BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pawan Kalyan recovers from Covid
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Telugu actor-politician Pawan Kalyan has recovered from coronavirus, his political party Jana Sena announced on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Politics
Don't crowd markets ahead of lockdown: Goa CM
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Even as Goa's market places and general stores witnessed a rush, a day ahead of the 14-day state level curfew, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urged people to not rush out for panic shopping, saying all stores selling essential goods would be open every day from 7 am to 1 pm during the curfew period.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sai Dharam Tej: 'Mask on'
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) South star Sai Dharam Tej on Saturday urged all to keep their masks on even as the second wave of Covid-19 wreaks havoc all over India.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Decongest jails: SC orders re-release of all eligible prisoners
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of an unprecedented Covid-19 crisis prevailing in the country, the Supreme Court on Saturday passed a slew of directions to decongest prisons and ordered forthwith release of all those prisoners who were granted bail or parole last year due to the pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Two lionesses at UP's Etawah Lion Safari contract Covid
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) After eight Asiatic lions had tested positive for Covid-19 at Hyderabad zoo, two lionesses have tested positive at Etawah Lion Safari in Uttar Pradesh. Both the big cats Gauri and Jennifer have been placed in isolation. According to the safari administration, the condition of both lionesses is reportedly stable. Etawah Lion Safari Director K.K Singh said both the lionesses had been suffering from fever since April 30.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Mayawati attacks Kejriwal on migrants fleeing from Delhi
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday said that he is doing exactly the same drama that he did last year when he urged the migrants not to flee from Delhi.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
TN Assembly convened on May 11
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) The 16th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has been summoned to meet for its first session on May 11 at the Omandurar Government Estate here.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PM Modi hails Maha CM's Covid measures
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called up Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to get an overview of Maharashtra's war against the Coronavirus, an official said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Despite shortage, global semiconductor market to hit $522B in 2021
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Despite supply constraints amid the pandemic, the global semiconductor market will reach $522 billion in 2021, a 12.5 per cent year-over-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Islamist militants occupy part of Philippines market
Manila, May 8 (IANS) Islamist militants on Saturday occupied a part of a public market in a southern Philippine town as they fled an offensive by government troops, the military said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Terrorism
Wake up from slumber, mitigate Covid challenges: IMA to Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday slammed the Union Health Ministry, saying it is "astonished to see the extreme lethargy and inappropriate actions" from the department in combating the agonizing crisis caused by the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pak receives 1st consignment of AstraZeneca vax
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday received its first consignment of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as the country of 220 million scrambles to secure more supplies amid a third wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Missing' TRS leader arrested in Andhra
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Telangana police on Saturday arrested Peddapalli Zilla Parishad chairman Putta Madhu, whose name had figured in the murder of a lawyer couple and was 'missing' for nearly a week.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RBI extends restrictions on Millath Co-op Bank by 3 months
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the restrictions on Karnataka-based Millath Co-operative Bank by three months, till August 8, 2021.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Lakshadweep wasting max Covid vax; Hry, Assam too
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Amidst increasing Covid-19 vaccine demands in the country, wastage of the key injection has been a matter of concern for the government with reports of highest 22 per cent wastage of the vaccine in Lakshadweep followed by Haryana and Assam.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Probe widened into recovery of oxygen concentrators from Lutyens eateries
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Even as the recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from the famous eatries in Lutyens Delhi has been transferred to the Crime Branch, several prominent people have come on the radar of the Delhi Police, including Navneet Kalra who owns three of those restaurants.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Double-mutant variant shows enhanced host cell entry, immune evasion
London, May 8 (IANS) Double-mutant variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS-CoV-2 -- B.1.617 -- that has emerged in India, entered certain types of lung and intestine cells with slightly increased efficiency compared with the original wild-type strain, say researchers.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10X: Report
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) Microsoft reportedly won't be bringing its Windows 10X operating system variant to market as it has now been shelved, in favour of improving Windows 10 instead.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
TN govt will decide on free bus ride for transgenders
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday said the government would deliberate and decide on allowing free bus rides for transgenders.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
78 killed in Afghan flash floods
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) At least 78 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in the past week, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
US-led alliance reports attack on Iraq military base
Baghdad, May 8 (IANS) A US-led alliance fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday said an air attack had targeted a military base in western Iraq, causing no casualties.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Everlasting duty to remember Nazi victims: Merkel
Berlin, May 8 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday marked the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II with a reminder that the duty to remember the victims of National Socialism is one without an end.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Play IPL in England in September as top players will be there: KP
London, May 8 (IANS) The availability of players from world's top two T20 Internationals teams -- England and India -- should prompt the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to host the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in England in September, said former England captain Kevin Pietersen.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 200 injured in violent Jerusalem clashes
Jerusalem, May 8 (IANS) More than 200 people have been injured in heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, authorities said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Big relief to jewellers on mandatory hallmarking
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court passed an interim order on May 7 which stops Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) from taking any coercive action on jewellers across India or impose penalty on those who may not comply with BIA (BIS Act, 2016) regulations, Section 29(2) on mandatory hallmarking due to the lack of adequate infrastructure in terms of assaying and hallmarking centres.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shehbaz Sharif barred from flying to UK
Lahore, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has been barred from flying to the UK on Saturday by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) removed his name from the 'blacklist'.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Victimisation of social activists & dissidents in Pak-occupied J&K
At a hurriedly called press conference in Nakyal on May 6 in Pakistani Occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK), Awami Workers Party leader Nissar Shah advocate criticised the local Assistant Commissioner, Omar Farooq, for launching what Shah called a vindictive FIR against Shamsher Ali Sher advocate of Samaj Badlo Tehreeks (Change Society Movement) and a candidate in upcoming general elections.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi gears up for mass vax, Kejriwal says 3 cr vaccines needed
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the state administration has geared up for mass vaccination across the capital and it would need around 80,000 to 85,000 vaccine doses per day.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal seeks int'l support to fight against Covid
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Nepal has sought international support and cooperation in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, as the number of infections were skyrocketing in the Himalayan following the devastating resurgence in India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Impact of Covid-19, Brexit on studying or working in the UK
New Delhi, May 8 (IANSlife) For many Indians, the UK has been the among the most popular destinations for higher education and settling abroad.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
Imran, Saudi Crown Prince Salman commit to ties (Ld)
Islamabad/Jeddah, May 8 (IANS) Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Saturday have affirmed their commitment to fortify the 'upward trajectory' in bilateral relations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Raveena Tandon: Delhi is almost gasping for breath
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon says she is disturbed by the oxygen shortage in the capital amid the second wave of Covid, and has taken it upon herself to send oxygen cylinders to the city.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Dietary add-ons to boost mothers' daily nutrition and health
New Delhi, May 8 (IANSlife) Mothers are the pivot of a family's health and nutrition, often acting as caregivers to their partners, children and ageing parents. Their own health, however, often takes a backseat while prioritising others.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
The compelling journey of polo player, DJ and designer Rina Shah
New Delhi, May 8 (IANSlife) Having become one of the few professional female Polo players in India, that too in her late thirties, along with being an entrepreneur, shoe designer, drummer and DJ, Rina Shah sets an example for Indian women to be the best version of themselves and never let their inner flame dim.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,IANS Life
Hospital staffer held for sale of fake Remdesivir worth Rs 30K
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The complicity of hospital staff in the black marketing of medicines and selling fake injections amid the Covid-19 crisis has shaken people's belief in the healthcare system in the national capital. The Nangloi police have uncovered a similar nexus where a person working as a dialysis staffer at a hospital in New Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area has been arrested for selling fake Remdesivir injections.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Government should incentivise use of clean fuels'
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With the government imposing a green tax on old polluting vehicles, Indian Auto LPG Coalition (IAC) is advocating the need for this deterrent to be accompanied by incentives to people shifting to cleaner alternative fuels such as auto LPG.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Google brings YouTube TV to main app on Roku
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) A week after streaming media player Roku removed the YouTube TV app for new users, Google is countering by bringing the cord-cutting service to the main YouTube client.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Nine killed in gelatin stick explosion in Andhra
Amaravati, May 8 (IANS) At least nine workers were killed and some others injured in gelatin sticks explosion in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district on Saturday, police said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Books from India are my gift to the world' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In 1998, Ray McLennan, who till then had been importing into the UK "all sorts of things" from India like musical instruments, saris, tilak, Tulsi malas and agarbatti, purchased Motilal Books, a small Oxford-based distributor focusing on academic bookshops and university libraries.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
1980 Olympic hockey gold medallist Ravindra Pal passes away
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Former hockey centre-half Ravindra Pal Singh, a member of India's gold medal-winning team of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, passed away early on Saturday morning here. He was 62.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Cook your mum an unforgettable meal
New Delhi, May 8 (IANSlife) There may not be a heart as pure and loving as our mom's. Our mum is our 'Superhero'; she is a great multi-tasker, and runs around all day and works tirelessly, taking care of all our needs single handedly. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show how much we love, care, and appreciate her. You can express our gratitude by taking over the daily chores at home and grant her the much-needed rest from the everyday routine.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Will one-on-one meeting with Kerala legislators clinch it for Chandy?
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) With an all round overhaul on the cards in the now grieving Congress party in Kerala following the electoral drubbing it received in the April 6 assembly polls, all eyes are on the arrival of the two member AICC delegation which will have a one-on-one meeting with the 21 Congress legislators to elect the parliamentary party leader. It will also be decided as to who will take up the post of Leader of Opposition and the word is if such a thing happens, then two time former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will get the nod.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Kerala,National
160 illegal migrants voluntarily deported from Libya
Tripoli, May 8 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that it has deported 160 illegal migrants from Libya to their home country Bangladesh this week.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
160 illegal migrants voluntarily deported from Libya
Tripoli, May 8 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that it has deported 160 illegal migrants from Libya to their home country Bangladesh this week.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Lyricist Amitabh S. Verma on directing web series 'Teen Do Paanch'
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Lyricist Amitabh S. Verma, who has also directed short films as "Hotel Park Street" and "Bhor", has helmed his first series "Teen Do Paanch", starring Shreyas Talpade and Bidita Bag.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mother's day the Sangria way
New Delhi, May 8 (IANSlife) A loving companion and a support, a mother is always there for you. As yet another Mother's Day is celebrated in lockdown, and confined to their homes, here's a way to spice up their diet with easy DIY Sangria kits.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rahul Gandhi questions GST on Covid vaccines
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the goods and services tax (GST) on vaccines, saying the lives of can be lost but the Prime Minister's tax collection should not be lost.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indigenous herbal medicines helpful in treating mild to moderate Covid
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Two indigenous herbal medicines have been found useful in the treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 infection, the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) has said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bug in Qualcomm mobile chip puts Android users' privacy at risk
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have discovered a high-risk security vulnerability in Qualcomm mobile chip responsible for cellular communication in nearly 40 per cent of the high-end phones offered by Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi and OnePlus.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
With chief ideologue Ashraf Sehrai's death, Hurriyat's pro-Pakistan faction in Kashmir turns headless
New Delhi, May 8: Hurriyat Conferences pro-Pakistan faction has become virtually headless with the death of the 77-year-old Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) ideologue Mohammad Ashraf Khan aka Ashraf Sehrai at Jammus Government Medical College Hospital on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Haryana,National
Doorstep refill of O2 cylinder in Hry
Gurugram, May 8 (IANS) In an initiative to stop black marketing and streamline oxygen supply across the state, the Haryana government will soon start a door-to-door oxygen cylinder refill provision for its people.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Serving Covid-19 patients with makeshift ambulances -- Javed and Aziz Khan show the way
New Delhi, May 8: Javed Khan and Aziz Khan, both hail from Madhya Pradesh, are men with limited means but with unlimited passion for selfless service. Both are outstanding examples of how one renders help to people stricken by the second surge of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
India-Africa vaccine alliance is now a must after Biden's Covid gesture
New Delhi, May 8: India and Africa must forge a vaccine alliance to consolidate gains following US President Joe Bidens decision to suspend patents that come in the way of mass producing Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
Meeting starts in Delhi to discuss next govt in Assam
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Six days after victory in Assam assembly polls, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday reached the national capital to discuss the leadership issue of the next government.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
States, UTs to get 53L more vax doses in 3 days
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Over 53 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to states and Union Territories (UTs) within next three days, which will be an addition to more than 84 lakh vaccine doses currently available with them, Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'US, JCPOA parties serious about reviving Iran n-deal'
Tehran, May 8 (IANS) The US and all parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are serious in efforts to rescue the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, a senior official said here.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Immediate global ivermectin use can end pandemic: Scientists
Washington, May 8 (IANS) A peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end Covid-19 pandemic, as the medicine significantly reduces the risk of contracting the deadly respiratory disease when used regularly.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Portuguese PM calls for 'fair, inclusive' Europe
Lisbon, May 8 (IANS) Europe's post-pandemic economic recovery will only succeed if it is "fair and inclusive", said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Wilson's brace helps Newcastle shock Leicester City
Leicester, May 8 (IANS) Striker Callum Wilson scored twice to help Newcastle United stay above the relegation zone with a stunning 4-2 win over Leicester City.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
NTPC-Ramagundam showing new way of urban foresting
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) An initiative by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) using Miyawaki plantation has succeeded in developing a mini forest amid the concrete jungle in Telangana's Ramagundam, known for blazing summers.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Canadian city lights up for India as 3,000 ventilators sent to Delhi
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Canada's Ontario province dispatched 3,000 locally made ventilators to New Delhi, even as the Indian-dominated city of Brampton illuminated its city hall with the Tricolour in solidarity with the people of India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
In 7 years, Modi govt bogged by 11,424 LoC ceasefire violations: RTI (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a glaring indicator of the growing tensions in India's immediate neighbourhood, it has now emerged that there were a whopping 11,424 Ceasefire violations (CFVs) on the border under the seven years of the NDA government, compared with just 523 CFVs during the UPA's 10-year rule.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Hefazat's anarchy in the name of religion only to gain political advantage'
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the anarchy advocated by the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit "in the name of religion is only to gain political advantage".
2021-05-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hezbollah warns Israel of escalation attempts against Lebanon
Beirut, May 8 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned the Israeli Arm off any escalation attempts against Lebanon during the manoeuvers the military plans to hold at the borders starting Sunday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Telangana reverts to Covid bulletins in evening
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) After nearly 10 months, the health department in Telangana reverted to the earlier practice of issuing daily Covid media bulletin in the evening.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over 2,700 incarcerated people in US dead due to Covid
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The coronavirus tore through the US' prisons and immigration detention centres over the past year, killing more than 2,700 people who were incarcerated, a media report said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kangana tests Covid positive, calls it 'nothing but a small time flu'
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut on Saturday shared the news that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has quarantined herself. The actress posted the health update on Instagram, along with a picture that shows her performing Sukhasana.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
France to boost police security after fatal attacks
Paris, May 8 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that 10 million euros ($12 million) would be spent to reinforce the security of police officers in response to the recent violence directed against them.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Politics
Hockey Olympian Ravinder Pal Singh no more
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Hockey Olympian and a member of Indian team that won gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, Ravinder Pal Singh passed away in a Lucknow hospital on Saturday morning due to Covid-related complications. He was 65.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Bozkir calls to strengthen implementation of UN Charter
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has urged all member states to strengthen implementation of the UN Charter.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vivo V21 5G: Stylish yet powerful mid-range phone
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming to offer top-notch smartphones for its mid-premium segment users in the country, Vivo recently launched a new smartphone Vivo V21 5G in the India market, that is currently witnessing a plethora of options in this price range.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ethiopia extends voter registration period for 6th general elections
Addis Ababa, May 8 (IANS) The deadline for voter registration for the sixth Ethiopian general elections has been extended by one week until May 14, it was announced.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Anshuman Jha 'had to be extra careful' playing gay character in new film
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha plays a homosexual boy in the upcoming film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", and he says he was careful to avoid stereotypes and caricatures that often accompany the portrayal of gay characters in films.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Japan Airlines logs 1st net loss since post-bankruptcy
Tokyo, May 8 (IANS) Japan Airlines (JAL) said that it posted a net loss of 286.69 billion yen ($2.64 billion) for the past fiscal year (April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021) as the Covid-19 pandemic battered the demand for travel.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tesla admits Musk's 'full self-driving' claim not feasible yet
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) Despite tall claims made by Elon Musk over Twitter about the full self-driving technology, electric car-maker Tesla has privately admitted that such claims do not match up with the engineering reality.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Bopanna-Shapovalov lose in quarters of Madrid Open
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev and compatriot Tim Puetz beat India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to enter the doubles semi-finals at the Madrid Open here.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Crime branch to probe recovery of O2 concentrators from Delhi eateries
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The probe of recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from famous Delhi restaurants has been handed over to the crime branch.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Covid crisis can impact child nutrition in India: UNICEF
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With half the children under five in India being malnourished, the present Covid-19 crisis could further impact child nutrition and service delivery across the country that is in the grip of a ferocious second wave, said the UN Children's Fund UNICEF.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
User sues Sony over PlayStation's 'digital store' monopoly
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) A Sony Playstation user has sued the company over its alleged digital monopoly, saying that it allows Sony to charge supra-competitive prices for digital PlayStation games, the media reported.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Iranians mark Quds Day in support of Palestinians
Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iranians marked the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day nationwide in support of Palestinians.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kenya launches census to boost conservation of iconic species
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Kenya has launched a three-month national wildlife census whose results will inform retooling of conservation programs for iconic species grappling with climatic and human-induced threats.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
OMCs go on pause mode as petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies (OMCs) decided to pause the daily revision process and closely study global oil price movement before effecting any change in the domestic market.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facing criticism over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on May 15, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the due course of time.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Will Cabinet formation be a bother for Vijayan?
Thiruvananathapuram, May 8 (IANS) It's going to be a week since Pinnarayi Vijayan created electoral history by retaining power and all eyes are now on the cabinet composition, however, it appears things are not exactly as smooth as expected.
2021-05-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted story posts
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has apologised for a technical bug that deleted the story posts by millions of users, including social activists, globally.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
HK to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated visitors
Hong Kong, May 8 (IANS) Hong Kong will shorten the quarantine period from May 12 for inbound visitors who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Lockdown or curfew? Goa CM's presser gaffe goes viral
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ordered a state level curfew in Goa from May 9 to May 23.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lizaa Malik helps employees in Delhi amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik is in the city to help her employees, who have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Stalin announces two-week lockdown starting May 10
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) A day after he and his council of Ministers were sworn in, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced total lockdown in Tamil Nadu between May 10-24 to prevent spread of coronavirus, while exempting essential services.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Unique infectious profile' makes Covid so hard to treat: Lancet
London, May 8 (IANS) As the Covid-19 cases surge globally, especially in India, leaving many of us wonder why it is so hard to treat, a review published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has revealed that the increase in caseloads is owing to a unique infectious profile.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Over 128M iOS users affected by 'XcodeGhost' malware: Report
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) More than 128 million iOS users were allegedly affected by the "XcodeGhost" malware which first surfaced in 2015 -- responsible for injecting malware into several iPhone and iPad apps that were subsequently uploaded to the App Store.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Record 4,187 Covid deaths in India, as fresh cases mount to 4.01L
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India has recorded 4,187 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours -- the highest so far, along with 4,01,078 fresh cases, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,18,92,676, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
US adds 266,000 jobs in April
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US employers added 266,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate only a little changed at 6.1 per cent, the Labour Department reported.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Canada's unemployment rate reaches 8.1%
Ottawa, May 8 (IANS) The Canadian unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage point to 8.1 percent in April from March 2021 as public health measures against the Covid-19 pandemic were tightened.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Admin errors, opening tourism led to Goa Covid surge: Minister
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Administrative errors and opening up for tourism sans restrictions, has propped Goa to the top of the national charts in terms of Covid positivity rate, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden says confident of meeting Putin in June
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that he is confident that a meeting with his Russian counterparty Vladimir Putin could be arranged in June, downplaying the impact of the ongoing tension along the Moscow-Kiev border to the summit.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Threats against US Congress members up 107%: Capitol Police
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) said that threats against members of Congress this year has increased by 107 per cent compared to 2020, and that the number is expected to continue to rise.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Williamson & Co move to Maldives after entry in England delayed
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) New Zealand Test players Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson, who were playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have opted to spend extra days in Maldives instead of India after their entry in England was delayed by a week.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
UNGA holds informal dialogue with candidate for next Secy-Gen
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held an informal dialogue with the incumbent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the sole candidate for the position.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico, US agree to bolster cooperation over immigration
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS) Mexico and the US agreed to strengthen cooperation to tackle the issues that drive Central American migrants north, following a video call between Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Fire breaks out onboard INS Vikramaditya
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) A minor fire broke out onboard the Indian Navy aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya on Saturday, an official said here.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 156.4 mn
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 156.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.26 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
KKR batsman Seifert tests positive for Covid, stranded in India
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for Covid-19 and is not travelling with New Zealand's IPL players back home, a statement from the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'The Kissing Booth' author Beth Reekles decodes the right way to recreate a book on screen
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Beth Reekles was a teenager when she penned the teenybopper rom-com "The Kissing Booth", which went on to become a hit film and also spawned a successful sequel for OTT. A third instalment is in post-production.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran reports 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, 2,627,094 in total
Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iran on Friday reported 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 2,627,094.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19 cases in Ethiopia pass 261,000
Addis Ababa, May 8 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 778 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 261,580 as of Friday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepali breaks own record by climbing Mt. Qomolangma 25 times
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, broke his own record by climbing the world's tallest Mt. Qomolangma for the 25th time on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin: My whole being is built around playing to people
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said he misses playing live for people but he is trying to come to terms with that situation.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday evening to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation, said a statement from Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Biden concerned about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on Friday raised concerns about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jaishankar boycotts high-level, ministerial Security Council meeting China convened
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has boycotted a high-level Security Council meeting at the ministerial level that was convened by China, which is the body's President for this month.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Turkey confirms 20,107 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara, May 8 (IANS) Turkey on Friday confirmed 20,107 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,210 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 4,998,089, according to its health ministry.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Drew Barrymore: My heart goes out to people of India who're trying to hold it together
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Drew Barrymore has urged everyone to help India amid the Covid-19 second wave. The actress addressed the issue on her popular talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show".
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK unveils 'green list' of countries for foreign travel from May 17
London, May 8 (IANS) The British government on Friday announced a "green list" of countries from which travellers are not required to quarantine upon return to England.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according to statements published on the website of the RDIF.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Putin, Netanyahu discuss ties, 76th V-Day anniversary
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed issues related to bilateral ties and exchanged congratulations on the 76th anniversary of the victory in World War II during a telephone conversation on Friday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
K'taka IAS body protests against manhandling of IAS officer in Covid war room
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Taking serious note of ruling BJP MLA Satish Reddy and his supporters trooping into the BBMP South Zone Covid war room and manhandling IAS officer V. Yeshwantha, the Karnataka IAS Officers' Association on Friday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa demanding police action against the errant persons.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gurugram reports 3,588 covid cases, 17 deaths in 1 day
Gurugram, May 8 (IANS) The rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Gurugram continued on Friday with 3,588 new cases reported in the city.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to go under 14-day lockdown from May 10
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) With the state in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Karnataka government on Friday decided to impose a 14-day statewide lockdown from May 10-24.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Agra reports 198 new cases, 3 deaths
Agra, May 8 (IANS) Agra witnessed a slight decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Though there was little relief for the victims but their caretakers still struggling with Oxygen shortage and hospital beds.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PM reviews Covid situation in three NE states
Agartala/Imphal, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Chief Ministers of Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim on the Covid situation in these three northeastern states.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka registers over 48K Covid cases, 592 deaths
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) With 48,781 new cases, Karnatka's Covid tally crossed the 18 lakh mark, while 592 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan assures Mamata of all help to fight Covid
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of all help to fight Covid in the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
JAP raises questions over 30 ambulances parked at a plot in Bihar
Patna, May 8 (IANS) At a time when ambulance operators are breaching the regulatory protocols in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Bihar, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), on Friday raised questions over 30 ambulances found at a plot in Amnaur block in Saran district of the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trained Ayush professionals to be inducted for Covid management
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Continuing with its efforts to augment human resources for the management of Covid-19 cases, the Central government on Friday issued an advisory for induction of trained Ayush human resources for clinical management of the virus infection.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana also gets nod for BVLOS drone flights for vaccine delivery
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Telangana has secured conditional exemption from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights for delivery of vaccines, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Health/Medicine
Modi's actions in attempting to stifle criticism during crisis inexcusable: Lancet
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) At times, Prime Minister Narendra Modis government has seemed more intent on removing criticism on Twitter than trying to control the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journal The Lancet has said in an editorial.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ACT Grants, Swasth Alliance, Feeding India to donate 50k oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) ACT Grants (a not-for-profit movement created by the VC and start-up community in India), Swasth Alliance (a not-for-profit alliance of over 150 healthcare organisations) and Feeding India (a not-for-profit run by Zomato) are working towards the goal of sourcing and distributing 50,000 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish-BJP govt more dangerous than Covid, said Lalu Prasad
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad, who is out on bail, on Friday, slammed Nitish Kumar-led JD-U-BJP Bihar government over its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata writes to PM, seeks 550 MT oxygen per day
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) In the third letter in three days after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal on Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to make arrangements for immediate allocation of at least 550 MT medical oxygen per day to the state so that the latter can make necessary logistics arrangements for smooth supply of oxygen in the health facilities across the state.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's England tour: Pandya misses out, Jadeja returns (2nd lead)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Spin-bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday returned to the Indian Test team for the tour of England while the Indian Premier League (IPL), postponed midway due to Covid-19, put paid to Hardik Pandya's hopes of proving his fitness as a bowler too.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: Abid, Azhar smash tons as Pakistan dominate Day 1
Harare, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Abid Ali struck his first Test century since December 2019 and Azhar Ali registered his 18th ton as the visitors looked set for a 400-plus total in the second Test against Zimbabwe, reaching 268 for 4 on the opening day at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Cash payments above Rs 2 lakh allowed for patients in Covid hospitals
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Centre has relaxed rules, to allow hospitals and nursing homes accept cash payments in excess of Rs 2 lakh for treatment of Covid patients from April 1 to May 31, 2021.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dhoni brings home a stallion, names him Chetak
Ranchi, May 7 (IANS) Former India skipper MS Dhoni, whose love for big dogs is well known, added to his list of pets when he bought a black stallion soon after arriving at his seven-acre farmhouse on the outskirts of Ranchi. The Chennai Super Kings skipper flew in from Delhi where he was leading his franchise before the tournament was potsponed due to Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubble.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Oxygen supply increased, hospitals to have more Covid beds: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday directed all government and private hospitals treating Covid patients in the city to add more beds for such patients as oxygen supply has increased.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NSUI launches free ambulance service for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Witnessing the lack of ambulances for Covid patients, the Congress' National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday said that it has launched the 'Sahyog Campaign' to provide free ambulance service in the national capital.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 of family commit suicide after man dies of Covid in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, May 7 (IANS) In a shocking incident, three members of a family committed suicide in the wee hours of Friday after cremating the head of the family who succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Wrestler Seema enters final, wins Olympic quota place
Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema Bisla won a quota place in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling for Tokyo Olympics after she entered the final of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
WHO validates China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana to ensure speedy transportation of oxygen
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) The Telangana government is taking special measures to ensure uninterrupted and speedy transportation of medical oxygen tankers.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Madrid Open: Zverev beats Nadal, to face Thiem in semis
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Alexander Zverev on Friday defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 for his third straight win against the Spaniard on way to his second Madrid Open tennis semi-final.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Ex-armed forces doctors to provide online consultation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former armed forces doctors will now provide online consultation on the e-Sanjeevani OPD to all the citizens of the country.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Enhance Covid care facilities, J&K LG to army
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday discussed Covid preparedness and containment measures with the army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi and senior officials from the Northern and Western Commands.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
India, EIB sign contract for second tranche of funding for Pune Metro Rail
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Friday signed the finance contract for second tranche of 150 million euros for the Pune Metro Rail project, through a virtual signing ceremony.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Hyderabad Air Cargo, a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) With an estimated 3.6 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines expected to be produced by various manufacturers in Hyderabad over the next 18-24 months, Hyderabad Air Cargo is emerging as a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K Lt Governor releases compendium of 1,100 JKIDFC projects
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday released a compendium giving details of 1,100 projects of public importance worth Rs 1555.16 crore completed by the J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Politics
Maha's Covid deaths cross 74K, caseload higher than Turkey
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities crossed the 74,000 mark on Friday and the state case tally surpassed Turkey's total infections, although the Mumbai situation continued to remain positive, health officials said here.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Arrange chemo for cancer patients in Bathinda: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed Health Minister Balbir Sidhu and Medical Education Minister O.P. Soni to explore the possibility of providing chemotherapy to cancer patients at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda as the Cancer Hospital in the district is presently being utilised for Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab sets up new SIT to probe 2015 firing incident
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Consequent to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab government on Friday set up a new three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising of senior IPS officers, and directed it to complete the investigations into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident, preferably in six months, as per the court's orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aston Villa offers to host Champions League final: Reports
London, May 7 (IANS) Aston Villa has offered to host the Champions League final amid doubts over the suitability of Covid-stricken Turkey as venue of the match, according to reports.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Delhi govt to lunch vaccination drive for mediapersons
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi government said in an official statement on Friday that mediapersons in the city will get free vaccine jabs at their respective workplaces.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Gauhati High Court stays termination of 252 NRC workers
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has stayed the termination of 252 Junior Assistants engaged on contract basis to update Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), as monitored by the Supreme Court.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 Tanzanians held at Chennai airport with over 15 kg heroin
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) In one of the biggest narcotics seizures, Chennai Air Customs seized 15.6 kg heroin valued about Rs 100 crore from two Tanzanians on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka caps cost of CT scans, X-rays in private hospitals
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday capped the cost of CT scan and digital X-ray in private hospitals and diagnostic labs across the state for patients with Covid symptoms.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan Super League's remaining matches may be held in UAE
Lahore, May 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) met virtually on Friday to discuss the hosting of the remaining 20 matches of the postponed T20 tournament, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerging as the preferred destination.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mizoram's lone medical college asked to explain order to pay for oxygen
Aizawl, May 7 (IANS) The Mizoram government has served a show-cause notice to the medical superintendent of the states lone medical college for his notification asking patients, including Covid patients, to pay for oxygen and other urgent medical support, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No need to come to my house or Vidhana Soudha, will help: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Reacting to Covid patients being brought near his official residence 'Cauvery' and the Vidhana Soudha complaining about lack of beds, Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday said that his government was pro-people and will help the needy, and therefore people need not resort to such measures.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana to give only second dose of Covid vaccine from May 8
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) In view of shortage of the Covid-19 vaccines, health authorities in Telangana on Friday decided to vaccinate only those awaiting their second dose.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Now, Covid Paediatric Task Force to come up in Maharashtra
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) With the growing incidence of coronavirus infections among children, Maharashtra will soon set up a Covid Paediatric Task Force to tackle the onslaught of the probable "third wave" expected to hit soon, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Can the son of the 'Lion of Panjshir' rise to shape Afghanistan's future?
New Delhi, May 7: His father Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as a Lion of Panjshir. But can Ahmad Massoud, the son of the legendary Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud also rise and be counted in shaping Afghanistans turbulent future?
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Seema one win away from winning Olympic quota place
Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema is one win away from winning the Tokyo Olympic quota place in the women's 50 kg freestyle event as she entered the semi-final stage of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday. The finalists in each of the weight categories will earn Olympic quota places.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Sadiya Siddiqui: My role in 'Barrister Babu' is very different from how I am in life
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Actress Sadiya Siddiqui is back on the soap trail, and this time the deal would seem challenging because she portrays a person who has a radically different thought process than her.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oxygen availability very critical, new TN Chief Minister to Modi
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who was sworn-in on Friday, told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the availability of oxygen in the state is very critical, citing the deaths of 13 patients in a government hospital at Chengalpattu.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
UNSC must include India for credible global leadership: Govt
New Delhi/New York, May 7 (IANS) The government on Friday reiterated that India should be included in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) if the international body wants to be seen as a credible global leader.
2021-05-07
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak cricket board completes first phase of vaccination drive
Lahore, May 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday completed the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination drive in which leading cricketers across all three formats and support staff were vaccinated over a period of two months.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
WB asks SC to set aside Centre's differential pricing policy for vaccines
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the Centre's differential policy for Covid-19 vaccines. It said it is "of the view that the pricing policy is ex-facie detrimental to the interest of the state governments and will result in an inequitable distribution of vaccines across the country."
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google Photos to offer only 15GB free space from June 1
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) Google Photos, which currently offers unlimited free storage for "high quality" photos for all users, will only offer 15GB of free storage space for new photos and videos starting next month.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian Navy sets up Covid Care Centre in Odisha's Khurda
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian Navy has established a Covid Care Centre in Odisha's Khurda district for treatment of people from the deadly virus.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
73 more die of Covid in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, May 7 (IANS) Covid-19 claimed 73 more lives in Andhra Pradesh while the state reported 17,188 new cases.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Deal stringently with farm activists for lockdown violation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Acting tough owing to Covid-19 surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directions to deal stringently with violations in view of the Kisan Sangharsh Morcha's anti-lockdown agitation on Saturday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SC notifies vacation benches to hear urgent cases during summer vacation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a circular notifying the vacation benches which will hear "extremely urgent miscellaneous matters" during the summer vacation from May 10 to June 27.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
After Bengal defeat, BJP's woes rise in Northeast
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The electoral defeat in West Bengal has suddenly opened a can of worms for the BJP in the Northeast.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telecom industry cautions against rumours of 5G causing Covid
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The telecom and the related infrastructure industry have come together to refute rumours that 5G connectivity is causing the second wave of Covid-19. Industry bodies have cautioned the public against falling prey to such misinformation.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
Neelam Pathania: Healthy competition in TV industry has improved quality of shows
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Neelam Pathania feels there is a healthy competition among all the players in the television industry when it comes to providing entertainment, which has worked in improving the overall quality of shows.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Earth mover, bicycle cart used to shift Covid patients' bodies in Bihar
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, human sensitivity is also declining with a case emerging from Bihar's Araria where family members refused to perform last rites of a woman who succumbed to the disease, and social activists finally removed her body with an earth mover, two days after her death.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Madrid Open: Sabalenka sets up Barty title clash
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka entered the Madrid Open final after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-2, 6-3, on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Got responsibility during IPL, utilised it well: Pacer Avesh Khan
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Pace bowler Avesh Khan, who has been included as stand-by in the India squad for the Test tour of England and will travel with the team, says his performance in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) has provided him a lot of confidence.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Election saga: How BJP lost the plot in Bengal polls
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The defeat in Bengal Assembly polls is surely going to be a big lesson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sitarist Prateek Chaudhuri dies at 49
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Renowned sitarist Prateek Chaudhuri has passed away after Covid-related issues. He was 49. The death comes within a week of his father Pandit Debu Chaudhuri breathing his last on May 1, after being infected with the coronavirus. Prateek Chaudhuri's demise was confirmed on Friday evening on the official Twitter account of Ministry of Culture, government of India.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5,443 new cases, 50 deaths push J&K deeper into Covid crisis
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir continued to slip deeper into the Covid crisis on Friday as 5,443 new cases and 50 deaths were reported during last 24 hours.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
MP Covid warrior recovers after treatment at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Satyendra Mishra, a frontline doctor of Bundelkhand Medical College and Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, has been discharged from Yashoda Hospital at Secunderabad after treatment for Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BAI seeks clarity from BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Friday that it has sought clarity from the world body on the qualification scenario for Indian players following the postponement of the Malaysia Open.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Karnataka to be under 14-day lockdown from May 10: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's second wave sweeping the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday announced that the state will go under complete lockdown starting May 10 till May 24.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Minister lauds BARC, DAE role in fight against pandemic
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and the Department of Atomic Energy are supplementing the country's fight against the pandemic by providing COVID related equipment and technology.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM announces support for 10-yr-old road vendor's education
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Moved by the plight of 10-year-old Vansh Singh, whose video of selling socks on Ludhiana roads to support his family had gone viral, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced full government financial support for his education, besides Rs 2 lakh in immediate assistance for the family.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Telangana extends night curfew, restricts gatherings
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) The Telangana government on Friday extended night curfew in the state till May 15 and imposed restrictions on gatherings to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sameera Reddy posts fitness video for fans
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Sameera Reddy took to social media on Friday to urge people to try and stay fit as they recover from Covid.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid spurs Maha to fill up 16K Health Department vacancies
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) As the country prepares for a potential "third wave" of Covid-19, the Maharashtra government on Friday announced it will fill up around 16,000 vacancies in the Public Health Department.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa ascents Mt Everest for record 25th time
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) Here is some good news in the middle of the pandemic. Nepal's illustrious climber Kami Rita Sherpa ascended the Mount Everest for a record 25th time on Friday, the country's Ministry of Tourism l announced.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Nepal,National
Soha Ali Khan wants a 'magic wand'
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan could really use a magic wand right now, going by her social media post on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Financial markets heading for biggest inflation scare since early 1980s: Greed and Fear
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) It is interesting that FAANG stocks still look like they have peaked out against the S&P500 despite the fantastic quarterly earnings reported by these companies last week, according to "Greed and Fear".
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Krish Chauhan: Snehaltaji truly like a mother figure to me
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Child actor Krish Chauhan, who is part of the show "Punyashlok Ahilyabai", says that his on-screen mother actress Snehalta Vasaikar is like a mother figure in real life, too.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Third wave may not happen if strong steps taken: Scientific Advisor
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Two days after warning that the third wave of Covid is inevitable, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan on Friday stepped back, saying that it may not happen if strong steps and measures are taken.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
HC notice to AAP lawmaker on plea alleging hoarding of oxygen cylinders
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Aam Aadmi Party legislator Imran Hussain on a plea alleging hoarding of oxygen cylinders at his office.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CINTAA asks producers to share SOPs to safeguard artistes against Covid
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The Cine and Television Actors' Association (CINTAA) is worried about the number of member artistes succumbing to death owing to Covid while shooting outside Maharashtra.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hope I've silenced my critics: FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj
Goa, May 7 (IANS) FC Goa's young goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh says his performance during the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage matches recently would have silenced his critics, who had not given him much chance against top Asian outfits.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
IndiGo to explore options to raise liquidity
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The board of private airline IndiGo on Friday decided to continue exploring all options to increase its liquidity.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Man sues Apple for alleged iPhone 6 battery explosion in US
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) A man in the US has sued Apple for allegedly selling defective batteries and violating its warranty promises after his iPhone exploded on his face in 2019.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China's export rebate withdrawal augurs well for Indian steel exporters: ICRA
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Withdrawal of export rebates by China augurs well for Indian steel exporters and will also support buoyancy in international steel prices, ratings agency ICRA said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MOC approves Rs 73.14 lakh for sailors' training Europe
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Friday approved a budget of Rs 73.14 lakh for four Olympic-bound sailors to train in Europe.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Herd immunity' post-Oct, but vaccination needs a boost: SBI Report
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) India would be able to achieve "herd immunity" only after October, and the country needs to drastically scale up its vaccination drive, a SBI Ecowrap report said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Air Force, Navy step up efforts to ferry oxygen, medical supplies
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The C-17 aircraft of Indian Air Force have conducted 400 sorties from within the country, including 351 to airlift 252 oxygen tankers of a total capacity of 4,904 Metric Tonnes (MT), till Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Ayush Ministry launches distribution of AYUSH 64, Kabasura Kudineer
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Ayush on Friday launched a massive nationwide campaign to distribute its poly herbal ayurvedic drugs AYUSH 64 and Kabasura Kudineer to the majority of out of hospital Covid patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine