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Embarrassment for family, says tainted K'taka minister's brother
Belagavi, March 3 (IANS) Coming out in defence of his brother, Ramesh Jarakiholi, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president Satish Jarakiholi on Wednesday felt that release of such CD was certainly an embarrassment for the family.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
South African women cricketers eager to start practice
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Hilton Moreeng, coach of the South African women's team, says his players are itching to get out of quarantine and start physically preparing for their series against India that begins here on Sunday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
Govt working on reintroduction of Cheetah: Javadekar
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that the government has been working on reintroduction of Cheetah in the country.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
If pushed, I can do well at national marathon: Army's Rawat
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Army's marathon runner Nitendra Singh Rawat is aiming to go all out in this weekend's National Marathon race here as it is also a Tokyo Olympic qualification event.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Infosys, Accenture to pay for vaccination of their staff
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Global software majors Infosys and Accenture on Wednesday said they would pay for the vaccination of their employees.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
RTI activist claims to have CDs of another K'taka minister
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) RTI activistDinesh Kallahalli, who shot to fame after releasing 'sensational sleaze CD' containing intimate relationship of former minister Ramesh Jarakiholi with a woman, on Wednesday claimed that he has CDs of three more persons including a minister and he plans to release it soon.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gujarat local body poll results show people support farm reforms: Javadekar
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Reacting to the results of the recent Gujarat local body polls, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday that the victory of the BJP in the elections endorsed farmers' support for the agricultural reforms brought by the Union government through the new farm laws.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Match officials named for West indies-Sri Lanka series
St John's (Antigua), March 3 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI), on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC), on Wednesday announced an all-West Indian team of match officials for the upcoming series against visitors Sri Lanka.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Haryana Home Minister 'annoyed' over DGP's extension
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) In another "war of supremacy" between Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij, the latter has expressed 'annoyance' over granting extension to state police chief Manoj Yadava for one year.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Russia threatens to retaliate against US, EU sanctions
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Russia on Wednesday threatened to retaliate against the sanctions imposed on it by the US and the EU for allegedly poisoning an opposition leader.
2021-03-03
Category: International, India,Politics
Odisha, ICRISAT to work on natural resources management
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Government of Odisha is collaborating with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to strengthen management of natural resources for the benefit of the state's Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups that are dependent on agriculture.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
2 women held at B'luru airport for smuggling foreign goods
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Two women were arrested at the Bengaluru airport for allegedly smuggling in foreign goods, including iPhones, saffron, aromatic tobacco and cigars, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Obesity emerging as biggest killer of humankind
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) For over two decades, obesity has emerged into a bigger health crisis globally and in India, than hunger.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Terrorist hideout busted in Kashmir
Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) A terrorist hideout has been busted in a joint operation by the police, army and the CRPF at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
ED probes Franklin Templeton, its officials for money laundering (Ld)
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Franklin Templeton and its senior officials.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dinesh Kumar bags lemon and tent pegging gold
Greater Noida, March 3 (IANS) Dinesh Kumar from Assam Riffles bagged gold in lemon and tent pegging event of the National Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship here on the opening day on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Over Rs 4K cr allocated for Uttarakhand rail projects: Goyal
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday flagged off the Siddhabali Jan Shatabdi Express Special Train that will run between Kotdwar in Uttarakhand and Delhi junction.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP leaders reach Delhi to finalise party candidates
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The BJP leadership in West Bengal, which is fighting a high octane Assembly polls to topple the Mamata Banerjee-led government in the eastern state, reached the national capital on Wednesday evening to finalise the party candidates for the ensuing elections.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC: 30-40% pendency due to cheque bounce cases 'intractable problem'
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the huge pendency of cheque dishonour cases has become an intractable problem, which accounts for 30-40 per cent cases in the trial courts and a very high percentage in the high courts.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shooting World Cup: India miss podium finish in mixed trap event
Cairo, March 3 (IANS) India's Rajeshwari Kumari and Lakshay Sheoran entered the third and final qualifying round of the trap mixed team competition at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun stage in second position. But both then shot rounds of 21 each to eventually finish sixth and outside the medal matches.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Egypt,Sports,Other Sports
UP govt to SC: Mukhtar Ansari running illegal activities from jail
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is running his illegal activities from Rupnagar district jail in Punjab where he is lodged currently.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
WTT Contender TT: Sharath starts with win, Sathiyan ousted
Doha, March 3 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal began the season with an impressive victory as he defeated Czech Republic's Pavel Sirucek 17-15, 9-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9 in the men singles opening-round at the World Table Tennis Contender here on Tuesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
India completes vaccination of 1.63 Cr beneficiaries
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 1.63 crore on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bess likely to play if pitch is spin-friendly
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) England, who are keeping their cards close to the chest, may field off-spinner Dom Bess if the pitch for the fourth and final Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium here looks like offering help to spin bowlers. The team will be announced at the time of the toss by skipper Joe Root, who on Wednesday said that the team has done well despite inexperience.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Telangana Guv for campaign to motivate people for vaccination
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday called for an intensified campaign to motivate all the eligible people to get vaccinated for Covid-19.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Will keep away from politics:Sasikala
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) With the possibility of her reentry into the ruling AIADMK party shut at least now, V.K.Sasikala, the close aide of Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced her decision to keep away from politics.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sri Lanka Air Force gets first-hand feel of India's indigenously developed Tejas
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka Air Force got first hand feel of India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy participate in their 70th anniversary in Colombo.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Naga talks back on table, discussion in progress : NSCN-IM
Kohima, March 3 (IANS) The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) on Wednesday said that the Naga political talk teams are back on the table and the discussion is in progress, even as the outfit has criticised Nagaland Governor and R.N. Ravi, Centre's interlocutor for the talks, for "creating unnecessary confusion".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Cong-led UDF promises to put Kerala back on the track after Left misrule
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 ( IANS) In the run up to the upcoming April 6th assembly polls, the Congress led UDF on Wednesday came out with their logo with the hash tag in Malayalam ( Naadu Nanakan UDF) which in essence means the UDF promises to put Kerala back on the track .
2021-03-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sardar Sarovar Project: 3 states owe around Rs 7K cr to Gujarat
Gandhinagar, March 3 (IANS) Three neighbouring states of Gujarat -- Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan -- owe Rs 6,934 crore to the state government for the implementation of the Sardar Sarovar Project, the Gujarat government informed the Assembly during the ongoing Budget session on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Bengaluru zoo celebrates World Wildlife Day by planting saplings
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) The state-run Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP) in this tech city celebrated 'World Wildlife Day' by planting saplings of native trees across the sprawling zoo in the southern suburb, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
DTC staff to don Khadi face masks
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Drivers and conductors of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will now sport Khadi face masks. The DTC has placed an order of 45,000 face masks for its staff.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
TDP leader Ganta Srinivas Rao dismisses speculation on joining YSRCP
Visakhapatnam, March 3 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Ganta Srinivasa Rao who recently submitted his resigned as the Visakhapatnam North MLA has condemned speculation that he would be joining the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party as mentioned by V. Vijayasai Reddy on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Pujara fit to open, Gill/Rohit at No. 3: Surinder Amarnath (Interview)
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Surinder Amaranth, the oldest of the three Amaranth brothers and son of former India captain Lala Amarnath, feels cricket has changed considerably from his playing days.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Dollar chana prices soar on bullish demand, globally weak stocks
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Dollar chana prices have soared in the domestic market amid increasing demand from Horeca (Hotel, Restaurants and Cafe) segment and shortall in stocks as arrivals of fresh crops reportedly delayed in the markets of producing areas of Madhya Pradesh, India's largest chana producer.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kejriwal to get vaccine shot at LNJP on Thursday
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Narayan Hospital on Thursday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Will keep away from politics:Sasikala
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) With the possibility of her reentry into the ruling AIADMK party shut at least now, V.K.Sasikala, the close aide of Tamil Nadu's late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced her decision to keep away from politics.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
ED attaches properties of Muzaffarpur shelter home accused wife and NGO in Delhi worth Rs 1.45 cr
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday took possession of immovable property worth Rs 1.45 crore situated in the national capital in connection with a money laundering case in Muzaffarpur shelter home case.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Andhra's Anantapur launches 'Know & Rise' prog for students
Anantapur, March 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District Collector Gandham Chandrudu on Wednesday launched a new programme called 'Know & Rise', aimed at educating the school students about how the government works, to build their awareness and also tap the leadership qualities in them.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Party zones: The changing face of drains in Indore
Indore, March 3 (IANS) The word nullah (drain) conjures up images of filth and stench. But in Indore, the country's cleanest city, drains have been turned into playgrounds where cricket and football matches are played, people celebrate their wedding anniversaries and health camps are hosted.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
National Book Trust editor booked for molestation (Ld)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A sexual harassment case has been lodged against activist Rubin D'Cruz, editor (Malayalam) of the National Book Trust and former director of Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature. The case was filed by a Kerala woman who is presently residing in Delhi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
We are for fair minded probe into sex CD case: K'taka home minister
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Karnataka Home, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Basavaraj Bommai, said on Wednesday that the state police would carry out the investigation into the sex CD case involving stae Water Resource Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi in a fair minded manner.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Barapullah-3 project hits land acquisition hurdle
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Commuters waiting for the signal-free ride from Delhi's East to South will have to wait for another one-and-a-half year as the under-construction Barapullah Phase-3 elevated corridor project, connecting Mayur Vihar-1 to Sarai Kale Khan, is still facing the land acquisition hurdle.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 held for rioting in Delhi over property dispute
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Five persons have been arrested for rioting and creating ruckus in the Bhalaswa Dairy area in outer North Delhi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED files case against Franklin Templeton, its senior officials
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Almost an year after Franklin Templeton unexpectedly closed six debt schemes in India, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against the company and its senior officials, sources said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DUTA flays College of Art merger with Ambedkar University
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to bring the College of Art of Delhi University under Ambedkar University. The Delhi government's cabinet has approved the merger. But the Delhi University teachers are strongly objecting to the Delhi government's move.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
PM ordered clanging 'thalis', but we offered plateful of food to people: Thackeray (Ld)
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In a sharpest offensive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said while the Centre clamped an abrupt lockdown in March year and asked people to clang thalis, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) state government provided full meals at affordable rates to the poor, needy and migrants during the pandemic crisis.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
India Inc asks Hry to reassess reservation in private sector
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India Inc is against restrictions on the industry and has asked Haryana to reassess the legislation on 75 per cent jobs reservation for locals in the private sector.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Observers will face action for laxity in duty : CEC
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections in four states and a Union Territory in March-April, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday warned of strict action against the observers in case of "lax in performing duties".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'AIADMK govt dividing people through reservation for Vanniyars'
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Leader of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Member of Parliament Thirumavalavan has said that the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu is creating fissures among the people of the state by providing 10.5% reservation for the Vanniyar community under the Most Backward Classes (MBC) quota for government jobs and admissions to educational institutions.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC seeks NIA reply on Gautam Navlakha bail plea in Bhima Koregaon case
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought reply from the National Investigation Agency on the bail plea of activist Gautam Navlakha in the alleged Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lexus India launches limited-edition LC 500h at Rs 2.15 Cr
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Luxury automobile manufacturer Lexus India on Wednesday launched a limited-edition model of its sports coupe - LC 500h - at a starting price of around Rs 2.15 crore.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bedi on road to recovery after multiple operations
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Former India captain and legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi is recovering well after undergoing an operation to remove brain clotting here a few days ago. He could be shifted to a room in the hospital in a day or two from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Final year MBBS student dies of Covid in Bihar, many docs infected
Patna, March 3 (IANS) A final year student of Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna died due to Covid 19, an official said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Port to set up special ferry service for inbound cruise tourists
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Goa's only major port, the Mormugao Port Trust, operated by the Centre is planning to develop a ferry circuit to cater to the international cruise ship tourists visiting the state.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
TS Singh Deo named Cong observer for Tripura tribal council polls
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo has been appointed as the senior observer for the upcoming Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TAADC) elections in Tripura.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
People have rejected BJP in MCD by-polls, says Kejriwal
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Securing victory in four out of five municipal wards by-elections, the results for which were announced on Wednesday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Delhi have rejected the BJP.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Why Alice Evans is 'scared' after Loan Gruffud's decision to divorce her
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Alice Evans, took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her shock and sadness over actor Loan Gruffud, filing for divorce from her.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Film frat shows its political colour ahead of Bengal polls
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) As election temperature soars in poll-bound West Bengal, political parties have opened their doors to local cine-stars, virtually offering them an alternative career path to join the mainstream electoral politics.
2021-03-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
1 IISc student dies playing football, another commits suicide
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) In two shocking incidents at the reputed Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in this tech city, a post-graduate student collapsed and died while playing football on its campus ground while a research scholar committed suicide, an official said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Vistara commences non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday commenced its non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pregnant Emily Ratajkowski's 'completely naked' shoot angers Piers Morgan
London, March 3 (IANS) American model-actress Emily Ratajkowski's pregnancy photoshoot in the nude has angered show anchor Piers Morgan, who has gone ahead and spoken about the trend in general.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM ordered clanging of 'thalis', we offered plateful of food to people: Thackeray
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In one of the fiercest attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said while the Centre clamped an abrupt lockdown last year and asked people to clang thalis, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government provided full meals at affordable rates to the poor, needy and migrants during the pandemic crisis.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
J&K clocks 104 fresh Covid cases; no death
Jammu, March 3 (IANS) J&K on Wednesday reported 104 new Covid-19 cases, even as 49 were discharged after recovery, health officials said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
'Bhuj' debutante Pranitha Subhash: Bollywood has space for everyone
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Southern actress Pranitha Subhash will soon make her Bollywood debut in "Bhuj: The Pride of India", and will also be seenin "Hungama 2". She says the film industry is full of diverse content, adding that she will continue looking for stories that offer variety.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bihar RJD leaders in no hurry to take Covid jab
Patna, March 3 (IANS) As leaders of the ruling coalition were taking Covid vaccine jabs, several opposition leaders here said that they were not in a hurry to get vaccinated and would rather wait and monitor the health status of the Chief Minister and others who got vaccinated.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
FB Oversight Board 'a bit frustrated' already
London, March 3 (IANS) The Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) is already feeling a bit frustrated due to the expectation of making binary choices in cases that it is dealing with.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Odisha warns action against issuance of fake medical certificate
Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday warned of action against those issuing false medical certificate in support of specified co-morbidities for Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Why is Ansari being kept as a 'state guest', asks Akali Dal
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday asked the Congress government in Punjab to explain why it was keeping 'underworld don' Mukhtiar Ansari as a 'state guest' in a Ropar jail on a trumped-up charge for two years.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jaggery festival in Lucknow from March 6
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate a 'jaggery festival' in Lucknow on March 6, to be prganised by the AYUSH department to discuss the prospects of its co-products.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Yogi joins indigenous app Koo, gains 51 k users
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) After the debate between the Government of India and Twitter, union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal had opened his account on the indigenous microblogging platform Koo.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kangana gives a shout-out to 'Tejas' director
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday went out of her way to shower praise on debutant director Sarvesh Mewara, who is calling the shots on her upcoming film Tejas. Shoot for the film started the day before.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aircraft leasing exempted from stamp duty at GIFT, Rs 100 crore allocated
Gandhinagar, March 3 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Wednesday announced that the booming international business of aircraft leasing will be exempted from stamp duty at Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City, the global financial hub in India. Finance Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel also announced a provision of Rs 100 crore for capital investment to GIFT City.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PSUs stocks turn show stoppers, up 79% from pandemic-lows
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) As the stock market has largely been on a bull run since hitting the decadal lows around a year ago, stocks of public sector undertakings (PSU) were among the ones which held the torch during the rally and have given strong returns.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sonakshi Sinha announces next film 'Bulbul Tarang'
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce her next project. The actress will be seen in Bulbul Tarang, which will have an OTT release.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Feb services sector output rises: PMI (Ld)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Healthy rise in new orders accelerated India's services sector output growth in February.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC: Cancellation of recruitment for public employment justified due to systemic fraud
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that if recruitment for public employment stood vitiated as a consequence of systemic fraud or irregularities, the entire process would become illegitimate, and be a strong reason to cancel the examination.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bulls return: Equities gain on foreign capital, robust global cues (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India's equity indices made massive gains on back of robust global cues along with hopes of a faster economic recovery.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WHy Alice Evans is 'scared' after Loan Gruffud's decision to divorce her
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Alice Evans, took to Instagram on Wednesday to express her shock and sadness over actor Loan Gruffud, filing for divorce from her.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress stages walk over suspension of members in Himachal
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) The Opposition Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday staged a walk out from the House over the issue of suspension of five party's members, including Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM going back on poll promises: BJP
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) BJP general secretary and party in charge for Punjab, Dushyant Gautam, on Wednesday called Amarinder Singh a 'U-turn Chief Minister', accusing him of going back on his electoral promises.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
WE Hub joins hands with Meesho to help women entrepreneurs
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) WE Hub, India's first and only state-led incubator by the government of Telangana to foster and promote women entrepreneurship to start-up, scale-up and accelerate with global market access, on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Meesho, an Indian-origin social commerce platform.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Melissa McCarthy to play Fake Hela in 'Thor: Love and Thunder'
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy was spotted on the set of the upcoming "Thor: Love And Thuder" in Australia, in the outfit of Hela, a role essayed by Cate Blanchette in "Thor: Ragnarok".
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-T raids B-Town's Anurag Kashyap, Tapsee, Vikas Bahl (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In a massive action against some big Bollywood personalities, the Income Tax Department on Wednesday carried out searches at over 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including the premises of noted film director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Vikas Bahl, and executives of Kwann Talent management.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After Assam, BJP-IPFT alliance turns bitter in Tripura
Agartala, March 3 (IANS) After neighbouring Assam, the relation between the ruling BJP and its junior ally Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) turned bitter ahead of the April 4 elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), which is considered as the mini-state Assembly in terms of political significance.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Cheeky Goa police ad offers 'sea view prison' for drug abusers
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Often at the receiving end of blunt media coverage, the Goa Police on Wednesday pulled off smooth, cheeky wordplay in a print advertisement aimed at creating awareness about drug abuse in the coastal state.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Bhanu Uday Goswami continues to shoot despite getting injured
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Bhanu Uday Goswami, who will be seen in the finite series "Rudrakaal", recently got injured on the sets of the show. He was shooting for the opening episode of the series when he got hurt, but he continued to shoot.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Param Singh to play lead role in 'Ishk Par Zor Nahi'
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Television actor Param Singh will soon be seen in the show Ishk Par Zor Nahi. The actor will play the lead character Ahaan Malhotra. Param says Ahaan has a lot of layers and is not at all similar to him.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vistara commences non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday commenced its non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Driven by passion, Rashida Simnani achieved laurels in wrestling without basic coaching
Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) The achievements of Syed Rashida Simnani in the field of wrestling without any basic coaching and infrastructure prove the maxim, where there is a will, there is a way.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Sports,Other Sports
2 patients die after AstraZeneca Covid jab in S Korea (Ld)
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Two patients at the long-term care hospitals in South Korea's Gyeonggi province died after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, the first cases of deaths since the country launched its nationwide vaccination programme last week.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,National,Health/Medicine
Hyd's agri-startup using modern tech for pesticide-free veggies
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) A Hyderabad-based techie who had returned from Australia after a span of 20 years, has recently set up an agri-startup that offers modern technology such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, hydroponics and others to produce fresh and leafy vegetables free from chemicals and pesticides.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Halsey tagged 'paedophile' for kissing underage fans in the mouth
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer Halsey has been dubbed a "paedophile" by certain social media users after a video surfaced of her kissing her underage fans in the mouth.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SpiceJet, WheelTug tie up for 400 slots of electric taxi system
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has tied-up with 'WheelTug Plc' for reserving 400 production slots for aircraft electric taxi system.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bumrah likely to get married this week
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has opted out of the fourth and final Test against England due to his marriage that is likely to take place within a week in Goa.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Reimagining 'Let the music play' in 'Roohi' was 'irresistible': Sachin-Jigar
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The global pop hit "Let the music play" by the musical group Shamur has found rebirth in Bollywood. Composers Sachin-Jigar have reimagined the tune as "Nadiyon Paar" in the upcoming horror comedy "Roohi". The song is filmed on Janhvi Kapoor.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MCD bypoll results a setback for us: BJP Delhi chief
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The bypoll results of Municipal Corporations of Delhi have come as a setback for the BJP, which had been ruling the civic body for three consecutive terms. Results for five municipal wards, show that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won four and the Congress won one municipal ward.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kritika Kamra wishes dad on Instagram
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra took to Instagram to post a special birthday wish for her dad on Wednesday. She posted a picture of her father, calling him "thoughtful, compassionate and encouraging".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Experts call for global cooperation to fight Covid
Guangzhou (China), March 3 (IANS) Top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci and leading Chinese respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan have called for global solidarity and cooperation to fight against Covid-19.
2021-03-03
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Hrishikesh Pandey: Balance between professional, personal life important
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Television actor Hrishikesh Pandey, who is currently seen in the show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai", has been part of the industry for over a decade. He says the tenure has taught him the importance of drawing the line when it comes to his personal and professional life.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Green fireworks emit 15-65% less particulate matter: Study
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Environmentally friendly fireworks emit 15-65 per cent less particulate matter (PM) as compared to traditional fireworks, however, they still significantly deteriorate air quality, say researchers.
2021-03-03
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Samsung to suffer prolonged shutdown in US chip plant
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Samsung Electronics is likely to suffer a prolonged shutdown of its chip plant in the US following a power outage, industry insiders said on Wednesday, amid growing speculation that it is pushing to expand its semiconductor facility there.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Swiss Open: Srikanth, Sourabh enter 2nd round (2nd Ld)
Basel (Switzerland), March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the singles event while the men's doubles pair comprising Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also had a winning start at the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Combined Commanders' Conference to focus on theater command, self-reliance, evolving threats
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Theaterisation of armed forces, self-reliance in defence sector and evolving threats in the region will be the focus areas during the three-day Combined Commanders' Conference, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to give strategic guidance to the military.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Loss making entities may get one last attempt at strategic sale before closure
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The government may make one last attempt next fiscal to sell more than two dozen sick and loss making entities that have failed to secure investor interest in earlier rounds of strategic sale. Failing this, these enterprises that have eroded their net worth, would be closed and their assets including land would be sold in parcels.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kajol shares her love story with coffee
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actress Kajol on Wednesday shared her cute love story with coffee.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cinematographer Kabir Lal: Took me 10 years to make directorial debut
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Veteran cinematographer Kabir Lal makes his directorial debut this year with a multilingual project that will have different versions across four languages. He says he always wanted to be a film director but since he has been a visual storyteller, initially he only got a chance to work as a cinematographer.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
KTR seek apology from BJP for shelving ITIR
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) The war of words between the ruling TRS and opposition BJP over the Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) intensified with state IT minister K. T. Rama Rao on Wednesday demanding an apology from the saffron party for shelving the project.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Earth has life span of nearly 1bn years more: Study
Tokyo, March 3 (IANS) The future life span of Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere is approximately one billion years, a new study reveals.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Hackers lure users, install malware via Google Search
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Cyber security researchers have found a new malware that is tricking Google into treating hacked websites as trustworthy sources and presenting innocent users with apparently "perfect matches" to their search queries on the platform.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Maha hostel girls forced to dance naked by cops, probe ordered
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In a shocker, girls in a Jalgaon hostel were allegedly forced to strip naked and dance before some police personnel, the Maharashtra legislature was informed here on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Upendra Kushwaha mum on likely JDU-RLSP merger
Patna, March 3 (IANS) Even as Janata Dal United (JDU) state president Vashishtha Narayan Singh said Upendra Kushwaha and his party RLSP may merge with the ruling party in Bihar, Kushwaha himself isn't ready to open his cards, yet.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India cricketers unwind with board, card games in bio-bubble
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Members of the Indian cricket team who have stuck to their hotel-to-practice routine here, just like they did in Australia recently, are unwinding in the team room at a five-star hotel here, playing games like Uno, a card game, carrom, table tennis, Playstation, and watching movies etc.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Kamal Haasan expects support from Rajini in Assembly polls
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Superstar and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) supremo Kamal Haasan is expecting to get full support and blessings from southern movie icon Rajinikanth whose Rajini Makkal Mandram (fans' association) has as many as 65,000 units across the state.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SC to hear anticipatory bail plea in Tandav row on Thursday
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear the plea of Amazon Prime Video's India head Aparna Purohit against the Allahabad High Court order declining to entertain her anticipatory bail in connection with the FIRs lodged against her over web series 'Tandav'.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Tanuj Virwani: Playing negative role 'a learning experience'
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Tanuj Virwani has three negative roles lined up starting with the upcoming series "Kamathipura". He says his role in the series has been a learning experience and a good bouncing board for the future projects.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AAP wins 4 MCD seats but loses to Cong in Muslim bastion
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) After the MCD bypoll results on five seats that were declared on Wednesday, the AAP has gained on four seats out of the the five. But on one of the seats, perceived to be dominated by the minority, they have lost resoundingly in the Chauhan Bangar area to the Congress.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian techie's bug alert wins Rs 36 lakh from Microsoft
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Microsoft has awarded a Chennai-based security researcher $50,000 (approximately Rs 36 lakh) for spotting vulnerability on the company's online services that "might have allowed anyone to takeover any Microsoft account without consent".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Technology
Kidney stones linked to bone problems: Study
New York, March 3 (IANS) People with kidney stones may be at risk of osteoporosis or bone fracture, says a new study.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Owner throws lavish party on horse's birthday, cuts 50-pound cake
Saharsa (Bihar), March 3 (IANS) Usually one is invited for the birthday party of a child or an adult, but in a unique case a man from Bihar's Saharsa district celebrated his horse's birthday by throwing a lavish party. He also cut a 50-pound cake and invited a large number of people for a delicious meal.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
57 school students test positive for Covid in Karnal
Karnal, March 3 (IANS) As many as 57 students of the Sainik school here have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
'School Of Rock' star Rivkah Reyes faced bullying after film's success
New York, March 3 (IANS) Rivkah Reyes, who made a mark as a child actor in the 2003 film "School Of Rock", has revealed that the film's success resulted in bullying and addiction.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Samsung expands presence in NAND flash market in Q4
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Despite revenue decline, Samsung Electronics has further upped its leadership in the global NAND flash market in the fourth quarter of 2020, a report showed on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
New NASA Mars rover has same chip as 1998 Apple iMac
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) If you think that NASA's $2.7 billion Mars Perseverance rover is carrying some state-of-the-art chip to sustain the rough atmosphere and send the data back home from the Red Planet, you are wrong as the most advanced rover runs on a chip used in the 1998 Apple iMacs.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pooja Bhatt had to initially say no to 'Bombay Begums' despite loving synopsis
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actress Pooja Bhatt recalls initially saying no to the the upcoming series Bombay Begums despite loving the synopsis. She managed to fit in the project only when the makers reworked the schedule.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
National Book Trust editor booked for molestation
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A sexual harassment case has been lodged against activist Rubin D'Cruz, editor (Malayalam) with the National Book Trust and former director of Kerala State Institute of Children's Literature. The case was filed by a Kerala woman who is presently residing in Delhi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pre-booking for Elon Musk's Starlink Internet opens in India
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Pre-booking for Elon Musk-owned SpaceX's Starlink Internet Service has opened for several places around the world, including certain areas in India.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Varun Dhawan channels his inner 'Bhediya'
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Wednesday morning posted an Instagram clip, where he howls like a wolf as he stands at the entry of a chartered plane. Varun is all set to star in a film titled "Bhediya".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ramesh Jarakiholi's brother seeks CBI, CID probe into sex tape
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Karnataka Milk Federation president and BJP legislator, Balachandra Jarakiholi on Wednesday appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa that the 'sleaze CD' case should either be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police in order to expose the political conspiracy behind it.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Digvijaya to lead farmers' protest in MP
Bhopal, March 3 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will be spearheading the farmers' agitation against the Centre's contentious farm laws, across various districts in the state, beginning from Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
To beat fuel price blues, traders take to bullock carts in TN
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Small traders and businessmen from the outskirts and neighbouring villages of Chennai have started using their discarded bullock carts for transporting goods and commodities to the capital city.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Anupam Kher: Something exciting, something complex coming your way
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) It seems like actor Anupam Kher is all set to don a role where his look is dramatically different. The actor took to Instagram to share two pictures, promising his fans that "something complex" is on the way.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ajay Devgn shares list of Mumbai hospitals giving Covid vaccine
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the additional centres in Mumbai for Covid-19 vaccination. The actor says that besides Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) centres, multiple hospitals have also been given permission by the government to administer the vaccination.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kaushik through to quarter-finals of Boxam International
Castellon (Spain), March 3 (IANS) World Championships bronze medallist Manish Kaushik made an impressive comeback in the ring as he outpunched Spanish opponent Raddouane Ammari 5-0 on the opening day of the Boxam International Tournament to enter the quarter-finals in the 63-kg light welterweight category in Castellon, Spain.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Mahhi Vij enjoying the stint as mother blogger
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actress Mahhi Vij became a mother to a daughter, Tara, in 2019, and ever since her life has been full of roller coaster rides. The actress, who has also adopted two kids, is married to actor Jay Bhanushali and blogs about her journey as a mother.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'1 in 5 youngsters too drunk to use protection during sex'
London, March 3 (IANS) One-fifth of young adults forget to use contraception at the height of passion because they are too drunk to remember when having sex, says a study.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Regional Calling: IndiGo bets big on tier-II market (IANS Special)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo will focus aggressively on expanding operations in tier-II cities to cash-in on the rising air traffic from these destinations.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Uzbekistan, India moving swiftly to partner on Chabahar
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan are swiftly moving to strengthen their partnership to develop connectivity in Central Asia via the Chabahar port.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lady Gaga puts apartment up for rent
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga's apartment is available for rent. She lived in this apartment for three years before she came out with her first album The Fame Monster in 2008.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swiss Open: Srikanth, Sourabh through, Prannoy out (Ld)
Basel, March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth and Sourabh Verma on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here while H.S. Prannoy bowed out after a three-game defeat to Netherland's Mark Caljouw.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
RJD-Congress friends in Bihar, rivals in West Bengal
Patna, March 3 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal, its effects are also being felt in the politics of Bihar. According to the trends that have emerged in West Bengal so far, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are contesting alone while the Congress has forged an alliance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Covaxin demonstrates interim clinical efficacy of 81%
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Wednesday announced the first interim analysis of Covaxin, which shows the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine to be at 81 per cent.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nagal to face Garin after 1st ATP main draw win
Buenos Aires, March 3 (IANS) India's Sumit Nagal faces Chilean second seed Cristian Garin in the round of 16 of the ATP Buenos Aires after beating world no. 100 Joao Sousa of Portugal in straight sets in the first round in Argentina. This is Nagal's first win in the main draw of an ATP Tour event.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Tennis
In do or die polls AIADMK and DMK may announce freebies
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Even as the two major Tamil Nadu political parties are working out their seat sharing maths for the April 6 assembly elections, they are also in the process of finalising their poll promises that would attract the voters.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
SSR's sister Shweta waiting patiently to learn #TruthAboutSushant
California, March 3 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Wednesday tweeted about the patience with which the late actor's family is waiting for the mystery behind his death to be solved.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Colombia,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sitharaman using officials for political needs: Kerala FM
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) asked the chief of Kerala's flagship programme KIIFB and his deputy to appear before it, state Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Wednesday went hammer and tongs after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
6 scribes, including AP photographer, charged by Myanmar
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar's military junta have formally brought criminal charges against an Associated Press photographer and five other local journalists over their coverage of anti-coup protests, their lawyer said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National
England hit by sickness bug, could be diarrhoea
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Changing weather in Ahmedabad has struck the English camp which has been hit by a sickness bug ahead of the fourth and final Test that begins at the Narendra Modi Stadium here from Thursday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Maruti Suzuki's service network crossed 4K touch-points
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said that its service network has crossed 4,000 touch-points across the country covering 1989 towns and cities.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's Feb services sector output rises: PMI
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Healthy rise in new orders accelerated India's services sector output growth in February.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
TikTok launches safety advisory council for Europe
London, March 3 (IANS) Amid safety concerns, short video platform TikTok has launched a Safety Advisory Council for Europe to rope in external experts for addressing content moderation issues.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Railways to start ops between Nirmali-Sanpur after 87 years
New Delhi/Patna, March 3 (IANS) Bringing glad tidings to the people of Nirmali town in Bihar's Supaul district, train services will soon become a reality after a gap of 87 years since the railway track was destroyed in an earthquake in 1934, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha sends team to control fire in Similipal
Bhubaneswar, March 3 (IANS) As fire continued to ravage the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district, the state government on Wednesday sent a high-level team to the spot to examine the forest fire situation and control the raging inferno.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Wrestler Sonam Malik out of WRS due to head injury
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Haryana's teenage wrestler Sonam Malik has pulled out of the upcoming World Ranking Series (WRS) due to a minor head injury sustained in a national camp, said her personal coach Ajmer Singh on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cabinet okays India-France MoU on renewable energy
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France to achieve the ambitious 450 gigawatts (GW) renewable energy capacity by 2030.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1st Test: Afghanistan reduced to 49/6 at tea
Abu Dhabi, March 3 (IANS) Afghanistan were left staring at an innings defeat after being reduced to 49/6 at tea on the second day of the first Test against Zimbabwe at the Shaikh Zayed Stadium. Zimbabwe continued to exploit the seam-friendly conditions as fast bowlers Blessing Muzarabani and Victory Nyauchi took two and three wickets, respectively.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Cong documentary on Subhash Chandra Bose on WB poll eve
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Ahead of the West Bengal elections, the Congress on Wednesday released a documentary on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in its video series named "Dharohar" and released it on all its social media platforms with the hashtag #DeshKiDharohar.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vigilance pivotal to thwart hostile attempts to create chaos: Pak Army Chief
Karachi, March 3 (IANS) The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, has called for constant and active vigilance to thwart any attempt to disrupt the efforts by the countrys armed forces in rooting out terrorism from the troubled tribal regions of North and South Waziristan.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lavanya Tripathi shares 'positive' words of wisdom
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Southern cinema actress Lavanya Tripathi shared a few words of wisdom with fans Wednesday, on social media.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Blake Shelton opens about his marriage proposal to Gwen Stefani
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) American country singer Blake Shelton has opened about his marriage proposal to singer Gwen Stefani in Oklahoma in October last year.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Urmila offers a glimpse into her 'precious mangalsutra moment' on fifth anniversary
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actress Urmila Matondkar took to social media on Wednesday to share a precious moment from her wedding five years ago.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sonu Sood to launch blood bank app
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood is going to launch what is expected to be India's biggest blood bank, through an app named Sonu For You. The app aims at connecting donors to those in urgent need of blood.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kishwer Merchantt, Suyyash Rai expecting first child in August
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Television couple Kishwer Merchantt and Suyyash Rai have announced that they are expecting their first child in August 2021.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hema Malini: My role in 'Sholay' has been one of the toughest
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini will always be remembered for her role of Basanti in the evergreen blockbuster Sholay. The actress says it is one of the most challenging role she has ever shot for.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM stresses on synergy between colleges, universities
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday emphasised on the need for better synergy between colleges and universities and directed for the implementation of all the provisions of the National Education Policy from pre-nursery to PhD "quickly".
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
India: Growth turned positive, albeit divergence in recovery (Opinion)
India has exited technical recession as growth finally returned to positive territory in Q3 FY 2021 on easing lockdown restrictions, leading to a rebound in activity. Yet, the recovery is uneven, with the informal sector lagging. The recent rise in Covid-19 cases could pose downside risks to growth forecasts if it becomes widespread or leads to renewed strict lockdowns. Monetary policy will likely stay accommodative to aid the nascent recovery, although higher oil prices pose upside risk to inflation, which could limit policy space.
2021-03-03
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Sex CD: Karnataka minister resigns on moral grounds
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi on Wednesday resigned on 'moral grounds' and also to 'avoid his party facing any embarrassment' after the release of a CD in which he is allegedly seen in a compromising position with a woman.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Swiss Open: Srikanth through to 2nd round on Day 2
Basel, March 3 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament here with a three-game win over compatriot Sameer Verma. Srikanth beat Verma 18-21, 21-18 and 21-11 in a match that lasted an hour and one minute.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Women in Business 2021 report: India ahead of global average
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India ranks third in the world for women working in senior management positions, according to the Women in Business 2021 report by global accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ebola infects 28 people, kills 11 in Guinea, DRC
Addis Ababa, March 3 (IANS) The African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases and 11 deaths so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
White ball affects batsmen's defence on spinning tracks: Kohli
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli has attributed the batsmen's failures to score runs on spin-friendly wickets over the last two Tests against England to an overdose of limited overs cricket.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Blast occurs near Dutch Covid testing centre
The Hague, March 3 (IANS) An explosion occurred near a Covid-19 testing centre in the town of Bovenkarspel in the Netherlands on Wednesday morning, police said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Subjects offered in Madrassas sans hard-line boundaries: Govt
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Subjects offered to learners in Madrassas by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under Special Provision for Quality Education of Madrassas (SPQEM) are without "any hard-line boundaries of fixed subject combinations", the government said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Praj Industries, Repos Energy plan to tie up for bio-mobility
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Bio-based technologies and engineering company Praj Industries and Repos Energy plan to join hands for bio-mobility and launch mobile biofuel selling units.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US Fed official urges patience on monetary policy
Washington, March 3 (IANS) A senior US Federal Reserve official said that the central bank needs to be patient with easy monetary policy to achieve its inflation and employment goals.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
S.Korean Defence Minister, EU envoy hold talks
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on Wednesday met the European Union's (EU) Ambassador to Seoul Maria Castillo Fernandez to discuss security issues.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
We need to foundationally transform Cloud: Nadella
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) In order to herald the next generation of innovation in Cloud technology, tech companies need to foundationally transform how Cloud can drive the next level of broad economic growth that everyone can participate in, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stressed.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Australian economy continues recovery
Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday revealed that the country's economy has continued to recover from the Covid-19 crisis.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Five who used bikes to snatch mobiles arrested in Delhi
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi police has arrested five snatchers who were infamous for randomly striking and fleeing with mobile phones on their high end bikes in Delhi. The gang was arrested from Rajouri Garden in West Delhi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
10 rockets hit Iraqi base housing US forces
Baghdad, March 3 (IANS) At least 10 rockets were fired on Wednesday at a military airbase housing US-led coalition forces in Iraq's Anbar province, security sources said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Sharma, Bumrah lose one spot each in ICC T20I rankings
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah each went down a place in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) T20I rankings for batsmen and bowlers, respectively.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sensex surges 1,100 points, Nifty reclaims 15,000 (Ld)
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The Indian stock market soared on Wednesday with the BSE Sensex surging over 1,100 points.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Myanmar FM attends virtual Asean meeting
Yangon, March 3 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin attended an informal meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a state-media report said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Myanmar,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tropical cyclone set to strengthen off Aus coast
Canberra, March 3 (IANS) A tropical cyclone off Australia's northeast coast is forecast to intensify throughout Wednesday and overnight, with gale force winds impacting parts of the coastline.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Rs 2.27 lakh crore annual Budget for Gujarat
Gandhinagar, March 3 (IANS) Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, who also holds the Finance portfolio, on Wednesday presented the state's annual budget for the financial year 2021-22 running to Rs 2,27,029 crore with an overall surplus of Rs 588 crore.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nehru World School, Ghaziabad receives prestigious 'Great Place to Work' Certification
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Nehru World School, Ghaziabad, one of the top day schools in the country with the best CBSE results in U.P. in 2020, has won yet another accolade and has been recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' by Great Place to Work® Institute, India.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
US Congress urged to target relief package based on data
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US Chamber of Commerce called on Congress to target the Covid-19 relief package based on the latest data, arguing that the economic situation has changed since the introduction of the plan.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jharkhand finance minister tables Rs 91,277 crore budget
Ranchi, March 3 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Wednesday tabled the annual budget of the of Rs 91,277 crore for the financial year 2021-22 with a focus on the education and health sectors.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
60 dead in Afghanistan's targeted attacks in Feb
Kabul, March 3 (IANS) About 60 people lost their lives in the increased targeted attacks in Afghanistan in February as fighting rages in the country, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Centre's response sought on plea against RTE non-extension
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Central Government on a contempt petition pertaining to the extension of Right to Education (RTE) up to Class 12 despite the directions a year ago.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Axis Direct launches 'YIELD' to facilitate investments in bonds
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Axis Direct, has launched 'YIELD' - an online platform to buy and sell bonds and debentures in the secondary market.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
You could soon check into a 'space hotel'
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) If you are a space enthusiast, there is more exciting news as a US-based space construction company, Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), is planning to make the world's first "space hotel" operational within this decade.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Mayawati slams BJP on law-and-order issue
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati, on Wednesday, attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the law-and-order situation in the state and accused it of adopting an insensitive attitude even in serious cases.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Gut instinct can help you spot fake reviews: Study
London, March 3 (IANS) While booking a hotel online, travellers should trust their gut instinct rather than relying on computer algorithms to figure out between fake and genuine reviews posted online, say researchers.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Australia extends border closure until June
Canberra, March 3 (IANS) The Australian government on Wednesday announced that it has extended the nation's international border ban until June.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
DMK-Cong seat sharing talks hit roadblock
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) The seat sharing talks between the DMK and the Congress have hit a roadblock after Chief Ministerial candidate of the front M.K.Stalin refused to allot more than 18 seats to the Congress.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pak holds Senate elections for 37 seats
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday held its Senate polls to elect 37 members of the upper house of the country's Parliament.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
No Covid deaths in Telangana for 5th time in a month
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Telangana recorded no Covid deaths on Tuesday, the fifth time in a period of one month, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
China's top political advisory body to open annual session
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, will open its annual session on Thursday in Beijing, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, China,Politics
SP walkout in UP assembly over cane prices
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP), on Wednesday, staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh assembly over the issue of cane price.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian AG denies historical rape allegation
Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Australia's Attorney General (AG) Christian Porter has identified himself as the government minister facing a historical rape allegation and fronted the media on Wednesday to deny the allegation.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
BJP to finalise seat-sharing for Assam in Shah and Nadda's presence
Guwahati, March 3 (IANS) The seat-sharing arrangement for the Assam assembly elections between the ruling BJP and its allies ? AGP, UPPL and GSP -- would be finalised in Delhi in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national President J.P.Nadda, senior party leader and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Agar, Maxwell help Aus beat NZ by 64 runs in 3rd T20I
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) Spinner Ashton Agar's six-wicket haul and Glenn Maxwell's 70 off 31 balls helped Australia beat New Zealand by 64 runs in the third T20I on Wednesday at the Westpac Stadium. Maxwell's innings and captain Aaron Finch's 69 off 44 balls helped Australia post a mammoth 208/4 batting first and Agar then ran through New Zealand's middle order as they folded for 144 runs.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
S.Korea, US to hold talks over cost-sharing
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Negotiators from South Korea and the US will hold talks in Washington this week to discuss how to share the upkeep cost for the US Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
IS claims killing 3 female Afghan media workers
Kabul, March 3 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed three female media workers in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Budget propels Indian markets higher in Feb
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Union Budget propelled the market higher in February with India outperforming the global markets.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cabinet nod for India-Fiji MoU in farm, allied sectors
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for a five-year pact between India and Fiji for cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
Biden's pick to lead WH Economic Council confirmed
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US Senate has overwhelmingly voted to confirm President Joe Biden's nominee Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton University economist, to lead the White House Council of Economic Advisers, making her the first African-American to hold the position.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Exim Bank extends line of credit of $10.49mn to Swaziland
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), on behalf of the Central Government, has extended the Line of Credit (LOC) of $10.40 million to the government of the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) for construction of disaster recovery site.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ties on the mend: Pak likely to import cotton from India
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) It seems that the halted trade ties between India and Pakistan are on the verge of gradual restoration with Pakistan likely to import cotton from India.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics
All-round Sciver helps Eng women beat NZ in 1st T20I
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) An all-round performance from Natalie Sciver helped England women beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first T20I between the two sides at the Westpac Stadium here on Wednesday. England dismissed New Zealand for just 96 runs with Sciver taking two wickets after which she was unbeaten on 26 to take the visitors to victory.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Covid variant 1st detected in Brazil more contagious
Brasilia, March 3 (IANS) The coronavirus variant detected in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas is twice as contagious and capable of re-infecting those who already had Covid-19, according to a study
2021-03-03
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Get vaccinated 24x7 at your convenience: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) In a bid to speed up the pace of the coronavirus vaccination drive, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday announced that citizens will now be able to take vaccine round the clock as per their convenience.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
UN receives conflicting letters concerning Myanmar Rep
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has received two conflicting letters concerning the position of Myanmar's Permanent Representative to the world body.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Water, migration and drought issues to the fore in Bundelkhand
Bhopal, March 3 (IANS) With the onset of spring, discussions on issues like water, migration and drought in Madhya Pradesh's Bundelkhand district have started gaining momentum. In the coming days these issues are likely to generate heated debates.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
NGT issues slew of directions on illegal sand mining
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to the chief secretaries of the states and union territories, and the Environment Ministry on a batch of applications relating to updation of enforcement and monitoring mechanism to control and regulate illegal sand mining, including riverbed sand mining.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
EU sanctions 4 Russian individuals
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has imposed restrictive measures on four Russian individuals responsible for serious human rights violations in Moscow.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
TN CM Palaniswami adamant on no truck with Sasikala
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK leader Edappadi K. Palaniswami has communicated to the BJP national leadership that his party will not have any truck with the "Mannargudi Family" led by V.K. Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India stick to 'spin-friendly' surface, won't boomerang: Kohli (Preview)
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Just a draw away from qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, India could be gambling a bit too much by dishing out a surface for the fourth and final Test against England that aids turn from the start.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India's sugar production rises 20% to 233.77 lakh tonnes
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Around 502 sugar mills of the country together produced 233.77 lakh tonnes of sugar in the early five months of the current sugar season 2020-21 as compared to 194.82 lakh tonnes produced by 453 mills last season till February 29, 2020, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Will former diplomat Venu Rajamony go the Tharoor way?
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) There is a buzz in Kerala's political circles over retired diplomat Venu Rajamony's frequent outings with the Congress leaders which has led to speculation that he may go the Shashi Tharoor way -- from being a career envoy to full-fledged political personality.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Kerala,National
Ireland to re-establish diplomatic presence in Iran
Dublin, March 3 (IANS) Ireland will re-establish its diplomatic presence in Iran following the closure of its embassy in Tehran in 2012, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
On Women's Day, CM Yogi to focus on women farmers
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will celebrate International Women's Day with a special focus on women farmers.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
MCD polls result gives hope for Congress
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) After losing the ground in the recent Gujarat local body and municipal corporation elections, the Congress found a "ray of hope" with its victory in one of the five seats in the MCD bypolls as results were declared earlier on Wednesday, boosting the party to prepare its strategy for the election on all 272 wards next year.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Customized diets are essential to mental health: Study
New York, March 3 (IANS) Lifestyle changes and customized diets could be key to optimizing mental health, a new study suggests.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Swiss Open: Rankireddy, Ashwini stun Indonesian 2nd seeds
Basel, March 3 (IANS) Indian mixed doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa stunned Indonesian second seeded pair Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja in the first round of the Swiss Open Super 300 badminton tournament.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Badminton
Chrissy Teigen features in 'March issue of nothing magazine'
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen on Wednesday shared a stunning picture on social media but it is the hilarious caption that steals the eye.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Singer Harshdeep Kaur, husband welcome 'Junior Singh'
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Singer Harshdeep Kaur on Wednesday shared the news with fans that she has been blessed with a child. The singer and her husband Mankeet Singh welcomed their first child, a boy, on March 2.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vicky Kaushal is back to basics
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal has shared a video riding a horse and says that he is back to basics!
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Meghan Markle 'saddened' by bullying accusations
London, March 3 (IANS) Meghan Markle is upset over reports that she bullied members of the royal staff, especially those close to her.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Italy's national debt reached 155.6% of GDP in 2020
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Pushed by drastically increased public spending and a record-setting economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy's national debt ratio surged last year, reaching 155.6 per cent of the country's GDP, authorities said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Jubin Nautiyal raises over Rs 10 lakh for Chamoli victims
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Popular singer Jubin Nautiyal paid a visit to Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, on Tuesday to hand over the money he raised through a digital concert on February 14 for those affected by the recent Chamoli flood disaster in the state.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
I-T raids B Town's Anurag Kashyap, Tapsee, Vikas Bahl (Ld)
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In a massive action against some big Bollywood personalities, the Income Tax department on Wednesday carried out searches at over 30 locations in Mumbai and Pune, including the premises of noted film Director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lifting sanctions only way to save Iran n-deal
Tehran, March 3 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the US to lift sanctions to save the nuclear deal, which is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-03-03
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
MediaTek unveils new AI-based 4K smart TV chip
Taiwan, March 3 (IANS) Chipmaker company MediaTek on Wednesday unveiled its new 4K smart TV chip -- MT9638 -- with an integrated high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI) processing unit (APU).
2021-03-03
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Nationwide protests erupt in Lebanon
Beirut, March 3 (IANS) Protests erupted across Lebanon against the unprecedented collapse of the currency which slipped to a new low of 10,000 Lebanese pounds per $1.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Toolkit case: Goa-based green activist gets transit bail
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Goa on Wednesday granted transit bail to environmental activist Subham Kar Chaudhuri, who in his bail petition has claimed that he is being falsely implicated in the Greta Thunberg toolkit case, in which Bengaluru-based climate change activist Disha Ravi was recently arrested.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
All should come forward to take Covid vaccine: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his wife Kamala Vijayan on Wednesday arrived at the state-run hospital here and took the Covid vaccine jabs.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rs 122 cr earmarked to buy EVMs for local body polls in Bihar
Patna, March 3 (IANS) The Nitish Kumar government has allocated Rs 122 crore to purchase Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to conduct the local body elections in Bihar.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Kerala CM's son-in-law to contest for Assembly
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) On expected lines, Mohammed Riyaz, son-in-law of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to be fielded by the CPI(M) from the Beypore Assembly seat in Kozhikode district.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gurugram Health Department to begin random Covid-19 testing
Gurugram, March 3 (IANS) As the number of Covid-19 cases is increasing daily in Gurugram, the Health Department will soon begin random testing across the district, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Axar was the best as he made batsmen play: Harbhajan
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel made the batsmen play the ball every time he bowled which is what made him lethal during the second and third Test matches between India and England, said veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
PayPal plans to hire over 1K engineers in India
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Global digital payments platform PayPal on Wednesday said that it will hire 1,000 engineers for its India Development Centres across Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad over the course of the year.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Armenian Prez rejects motion to dismiss Army chief
Yerevan, March 3 (IANS) Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has again rejected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's motion on dismissing Onik Gasparyan, the Chief of the Army's General Staff.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Armenia,Politics
UP: Mentally unstable man kills wife, 2 daughters
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) A 60-year-old mentally unstable man in Bulandshahr district bludgeoned his wife and two of his three daughters to death with a hammer.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Going regional with remakes
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) An emerging trend in pan-Indian filmmaking is regional superhits are seeing remakes in other regional languages. The reason is primarily OTT, which has opened up access of filmmakers as well as the audience to language cinema they could not freely sample before.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
San Francisco to reopen more businesses
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city will resume most businesses and activities that are allowed by the state of California, following its assignment to the red tier based on Covid-19 incidence rates.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Jan consumption, investment growth points to faster recovery for Indian economy
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Indian economy seems to be moving on the path of faster recovery with key indicators on consumption and investment showing a sharp slowdown in contraction in January, 2021.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
US halts trial of Covid-19 convalescent plasma
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US' National Institutes of Health (NIH) has halted a clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of Covid-19 convalescent plasma in treating emergency department patients who develop mild to moderate symptoms.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Insurance Ombudsman rules amended for better services
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Government has notified amendments to the Insurance Ombudsman Rules, 2017, with a view to improve the working of the Insurance Ombudsman mechanism to facilitate resolution of complaints regarding deficiencies in insurance services in a timely, cost-effective and impartial manner.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kuwait forms new govt
Kuwait City, March 3 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued a decree forming the new government under Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Etah police unites deaf and mute woman with family
Etah (UP), March 3 (IANS) The Etah police has united a 27-year-old deaf and mute woman with her family following three days of intense search.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Real GVA expected to grow 3-4% in Jan-Mar
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) India's real gross value added (GVA) is likely to grow at 3-4 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the ongoing quarter of FY21 largely on the back of expected better growth during February and March.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Instagram accidentally hid likes for some users: Report
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram briefly hid likes from some of its users, after the company accidentally expanded a long-running test of the feature.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Scaloni eager to see in-form Messi in WC qualifiers
Buenos Aires, March 3 (IANS) Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said that he is looking forward to seeing a fit and happy Lionel Messi in the Albiceleste's FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil next month.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Sushant Divgikar: LGBTQ Indians find it tough to find acceptance in traditional set-up
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Model-actor Sushant Divgikar reacts strongly while commenting on the government's recent directive to Delhi High Court that same-sex marriage is not comparable to the Indian family unit.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Attack on BJP MP's son was 'staged' says UP Police
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The attack on BJP MP Kaushal Kishore's son has taken a new turn with the police now claiming that the attack was 'staged'.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cong admits 1975 Emergency 'error', now BJP's turn: MVA
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Lauding Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's candid admission, that the Emergency imposed 45 years ago was a mistake, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) jumped to its feet and said "now it's the turn of the ruling party at the Centre to own up its mistakes", here on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Amazon's GameOn app now available on iOS
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) After launching the GameOn app on Android devices back in November 2020, Amazon has expanded the mobile streaming-centric app for iOS users.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Merck will help manufacture J&J Covid vax
New York, March 3 (IANS) In a rare deal between competitors, pharmaceutical major Merck, known as MSD outside the US and Canada, has inked a deal to support efforts to expand manufacturing capacity and supply of Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, American President Joe Biden said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
1 in 4 people likely to have hearing problems by 2050
Geneva, March 3 (IANS) Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide, or one in four people, may be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, and at least 700 million of them will require access to ear and hearing care and other rehabilitation services unless action is taken, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
I-T raids on B Town's Anurag Kashyap, Tapsee, Vikas Bahl
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) In a massive action against the big Bollywood personalities, the Income Tax department on Wednesday carried out searches at the premises of noted film Director Anurag Kashyap, actor Taapsee Pannu and filmmaker Vikas Bahl.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vaughan takes dig at Motera pitch with funny pic
Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan took another veiled dig at the spin-friendly conditions on offer during England's Test series against India. Vaughan posted an image of himself batting on a piece of land that has been dug up.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Houthis announce attack on Saudi airport
Sanaa, March 3 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia have said they attacked the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia, using a bomb-laden drone, the rebels' military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a statement.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
MCD bypoll results: AAP wins 4 wards, BJP nil (Ld)
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday won four out of five seats in the municipal bypolls in Delhi. The Congress managed to win one seat, while the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to get any.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra HC suspends SEC's orders on volunteers, renominations
Amaravati, March 3 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday suspended some of the directives issued by the State Election Commission (SEC), on ward volunteers and reaccepting nominations of candidates in some municipalities even after the end of the procedure.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Palestine addresses letter to Israel on polls
Ramallah, March 3 (IANS) The Palestinian Authority (PA) has addressed an official letter to Israel on holding the upcoming general elections in the territories, a senior official said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Euro area inflation expected to be stable at 0.9%
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The euro area inflation rate continues to be positive in February, with the harmonized index of consumer price (HICP) reading at 0.9 per cent, the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Goa CM administered Covid-19 vaccine
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday was administered the Covid-19 vaccine at the Sanquelim primary health centre in North Goa.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Northern Ireland reveals 5-step plan to ease lockdown
Belfast, March 3 (IANS) The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to a five-step plan for easing the coronavirus lockdown, local media reported.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Tea business all set to return in Doon valley
Dehradun, March 3 (IANS) In the vast expanses of the Harbanswala tea garden in the Doon valley, the greenery has almost returned. The nearby Arcadia tea garden is also gearing up for a green look, though the process may take a year or two, tea workers say.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Warehousing demand expected to grow 160% in 2021: Report
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Warehousing demand is expected to grow around 160 per cent to reach 35 million square feet in 2021, if no further lockdowns occur, said a JLL report.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Break language barrier, integrate global with local: PM
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday focussed on the need to integrate the global with the local to make India self-reliant and work on a "mission mode" to break the barrier of language which is restricting knowledge.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
PM Modi ruled Indian TV in 2020: BARC report
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most-watched personality on television in India last year, according to the annual TV viewership report for 2019-2020 by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). PM Modi's public addresses regarding the ongoing Covid pandemic, and his also his speeches focussing on a range of issues -- from India being at the forefront of exporting Covid-19 vaccines to the ongoing farmer protests.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israeli scientists develop rapid test for Covid strains
Tel Aviv, March 3 (IANS) Israeli scientists have developed a rapid cost-effective test that identifies two of the mutated Covid-19 strains, Ben Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel rate unchanged for 4th consecutive day
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Consumers have been spared of another increase in fuel prices with oil marketing companies deciding to keep petrol and diesel rates static for fourth consecutive day on the back of softening seen in international oil markets.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
China, Pak celebrate 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China and Pakistan should push their cooperation to a higher level, wider range and greater depth as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amid rise in Covid cases, can Bollywood draw crowds this summer?
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) While theatres have opened and Bollywood has lined up a truckload of films for big screen release, the number of Covid-19 cases have also gone up in the country, especially in Mumbai, traditionally still the most important territory for Bollywood films. With multiple big-ticket productions, about Rs 900-1000 crore is riding on the trade from March to the end of July, traditionally a big season for the film trade.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Army officer commits suicide in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) A senior Indian army officer allegedly committed suicide in an army depot on the outskirts of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Delhi's air quality 'moderate' due to high surface winds
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital remained in the 'moderate' category on Wednesday due to high surface winds.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Spot these rare and exotic animals only in India
New Delhi, March 3 (IANSlife) With over millions of species breathing on earth, the world celebrates Wildlife Day today, March 3, to raise awareness of global flora and fauna. There are many rare and extoic animals that can be found only in India.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SC says dissent can't be termed seditious, junks plea against Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expression of views which are different from the opinion of the government cannot be termed seditious, as it dismissed a PIL against the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah for making statements against the scrapping of Article 370.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
B'desh looks forward to Modi's visit
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) Bangladesh State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Tuesday said Dhaka looked forward to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit this month to take forward the relations with some deliverables.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Planet and People First
New Delhi, March 3 (IANSlife) Climate crisis is real, and the travel industry is affected in so many ways that there is an immediate need to address 'how we travel'. With a pledge to urge the travel community to explore differently and redefine its narrative for luxury and experiences -- RARE India has unveiled RARE 2.0, which is people sensitive and planet friendly yet where service quality and transformative travel is a given.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Modi's 'Matua' outreach in B'desh around WB polls
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) On the day the West Bengal witnesses the first of its eight-phase state assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be heading for an unusual shrine in Bangladesh -- Orakandi .
2021-03-03
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
NCLT upholds Doha Bank plea, Reliance Infratel Financial Creditors to get 100% recovery aggregating Rs 3,515cr
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai has upheld the petition of Doha Bank resulting in 100 per cent recovery for the Financial Creditors of Reliance Infratel Ltd. (RITL), aggregating to Rs 3,515 crore.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
How Apple makes sure your hearing is not impacted
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) As the Indian market gets flooded with all kinds of wearables and wireless earphones/headphones, monitoring your daily audio exposure is critical as long exposure to sound can impact hearing abilities in the long term.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jio has spent the most in spectrum auctions
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Jio's spectrum purchase of Rs 571 billion ($8bn) was substantially higher than forecast (less than $3bn) and clearly there is some upside risk to the total capex forecast of $9bn over FY21-23, JP Morgan said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung Galaxy A32 with 64MP quad camera now in India
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched Galaxy A32 smartphone that comes with 64MP quad camera, 90Hz display along with a long-lasting 5000mAh battery for Rs 21,999 (6GB+128GB variant).
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Africa faces first recession in 25 years
Addis Ababa, March 3 (IANS) The African continent has faced its first economic recession in 25 years due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) report.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Juventus ease past Spezia 3-0
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 600th league game with a low-strike as Juventus put on a second-half show to dominate Spezia 3-0 in Serie A.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Neera Tanden accepts defeat; Biden promises another job (Ld)
New York, March 3 (IANS) Indian-American Neera Tanden, who had alienated politicians on all sides, has withdrawn her nomination for a cabinet position, but US President Joe Biden has promised her another job that will not need Senate approval.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,National
Lebanon complains to UN over oil spill
Beirut, March 3 (IANS) Lebanon's Foreign Ministry has filed a complaint to the UN, asking for investigations into an oil spill that reached the country's shores late last month.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Lebanon,Environment/Wildlife
Admitting Kashmiri students in Pak colleges part of radicalization plan
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan offering scholarship for MBBS and engineering courses to Kashmiri students has remained a part of its strategic game plan to radicalize the youth and make them lean towards separatism.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'ECB has flexibility to react to yield rise'
Brussels, March 3 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) has the flexibility to react if it concludes that the recent increases in bond yields would have a negative impact on financing conditions, the bank's Vice President Luis de Guindos said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Finding contentment in the new normal the Goan way
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Goans use the Konkani word "susegad" to convey the sense of contentment, fulfilment and relaxation that everyone associates with the coastal state and its culture.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Asean says ready to assist Myanmar
Bandar Seri Begawan, March 3 (IANS) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has said that it is ready to assist Myanmar, where the military has seized state control, in a positive, peaceful and constructive manner.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Brunei Darussalam,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dortmund edge Monchengladbach to book German Cup semifinals
Berlin, March 3 (IANS) Jadon Sancho's sole goal was enough for Borussia Dortmund to edge Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 in the German Cup quarterfinals.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Sunny Leone: Try to keep our kids' lives as private as possible
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Being in the public eye is a part and parcel of a celebritys life. Sunny Leone feels no different but says that when it comes to her children -- Nisha, Noah and Asher -- the information or pictures she releases is by choice and that she and her husband try to keep their lives of their toddlers as private as possible.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tokyo Olympics organisers to add 12 female board members
Tokyo, March 3 (IANS) The Tokyo Olympics organising committee nominated 12 women to its executive board in an effort to "restore trust" after former president Yoshiro Mori's sexist remarks.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
School-based dental programme linked to reduced cavities
New York, March 3 (IANS) School-based dental programme may reduce cavities, says a new study.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AU urges member states to ensure safe polls
Addis Ababa, March 3 (IANS) The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has called on member states to ensure safe situations while holding elections amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed
Jammu, March 3 (IANS) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic on Wednesday due to a landslide that blocked the road near Banihal, officials said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
High staff turnover puts US nursing homes in peril
Washington, March 3 (IANS) High turnover among staff at nursing homes in the US likely contributed to the deaths at the facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new study.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
62-yr-old BJP MLA pursues graduation on daughters' demand
Jaipur, March 3 (IANS) Pushed by his daughters to pursue education, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Phool Singh Meena, now 62, will finally accomplish his dream to be a BA pass MLA.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Now swap user profiles in Google Chrome with ease
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Google has announced to maker it easier for users to swap between profiles in Chrome, to help them separate work from personal activities for each member of the household.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Unicef to support released Nigerian schoolgirls
Lagos, March 3 (IANS) The Unicef has said that it will provide psychosocial support to the 279 released schoolgirls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria's Zamfara state last week.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Raids conducted in Bihar jails
Patna, March 3 (IANS) The Home Department of the Bihar government conducted raids in all the prominent prisons across the state on Wednesday morning.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM Modi ruled Indian TV in 2020: BARC report
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most-watched personality on television in India last year, according to the annual TV viewership report for 2019-2020 by Broadcast Audio Research Council (BARC). PM Modi's public addresses regarding the ongoing Covid pandemic, and his also his speeches focussing on a range of issues -- from India being at the forefront of exporting Covid-19 vaccines to the ongoing farmer protests.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bopanna-Qureshi back together after seven years
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, whose doubles team was often given the title of the "Indo-Pak Express" will team up for the first time in seven years at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Tennis
Microsoft showcases HoloLens AR version of Pokemon Go
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Pokemon Go created ripples in the mobile gaming market and now, Microsoft has demonstrated the game running on its HoloLens 2 augmented reality (AR) headset.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex up over 400 points; metal, banking stocks rise
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices continued to rise on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex rising over 400 points.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
World Wildlife Day: VP, PM stress on protection of animals
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) As World Wildlife Day is being observed, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appealed to ensure protection of animals and preserve forest and safe habitats for them.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Microsoft warns customers against new China cyber attack
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Microsoft has warned its customers against a new sophisticated nation-state cyber attack that has its origin in China and is primarily targeting on-premises 'Exchange Server' software of the tech giant.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pele gets Covid-19 vaccine
Sao Paulo, March 3 (IANS) Brazil football legend Pele said that he has got vaccinated against Covid-19 and shared a picture of him getting an injection.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Samsung's 2021 TV lineup redefines experience
Seoul, March 3 (IANS) Samsung Electronics has unveiled its 2021 lineup of Micro LED, Neo QLED, lifestyle TVs, monitors and soundbars, that aims to redefine the role of TV in the home and let consumers get the most from their screens ? work efficiently, communicate effectively, and explore personal passions.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
UK Covid deaths falling fastest among over 80s
London, March 3 (IANS) Coronavirus-related deaths in England and Wales are falling fastest among those aged 80 and over thanks to the vaccine rollout in the UK, statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Epic Games acquires 'Fall Guys' developer Mediatonic
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games has acquired video game studio Mediatonic, the maker of popular Fall Guys game, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Playing India Tests put me back a little bit: Warner
Sydney, March 3 (IANS) Australia batsman David Warner admitted that he made a mistake by playing in the Test series against India before his groin injury could heal completely. Warner made his comeback after the injury in the third Test but had meagre returns in the series.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
India records over 14K Covid-19 cases
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Amid a worrying upward trend, India registered 14,989 new coronavirus cases and 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which pushed the overall infection tally and death toll to 1,11,39,516 and 1,57,346, respectively, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Egypt, Sudan voice concern over Nile dam filling
Cairo, March 3 (IANS) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed that Ethiopia's possible second phase filling of the Nile dam unilaterally would pose a direct threat to water security of the two nations.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Delhi MCD bypoll results: Counting underway, AAP leads
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Counting of votes for the bypolls of five municipal wards in Delhi began on Wednesday morning with AAP taking the initial lead.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Guterres asks for transition from coal to renewable energy
United Nations, March 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked countries and companies to give up coal for energy and move toward renewable sources.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Japanese billionaire seeks 8 people for free Moon ride
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has invited eight people to join him for a free Moon voyage on SpaceX Starship rocket sometime in 2023.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Mainly dry weather likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh improved on Wednesday due to partial cloud cover as the meteorological department (MeT) forecast mainly dry weather in the two union territories for the next two days.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Patient dies after receiving AstraZeneca vax in S.Korea
Seoul/New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A patient at a long-term care hospital in South Korea with underlying diseases died on Wednesday after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, officials said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Relative held for attack on BJP MP's son
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Lucknow police have arrested a close relative of BJP MP Kaushal Kishore, who allegedly shot the latter's son Ayush Kishore, 30, in the early hours of Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Canada's economy worst on record since 1961
Ottawa, March 3 (IANS) Canada's gross domestic product shrank 5.4 per cent in 2020, the worst year for the country's economy since record keeping began in 1961, according to authorities.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Would Azad hold key to future political power in J&K?
Jammu, March 3 (IANS) Recent speeches by senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad in receptions organised by loyalists after his retirement from the Rajya Sabha have thrown party rank and file into a tailspin in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Ayodhya airport to become functional in early 2022
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has said that the proposed airport in Ayodhya will become functional early next year.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
13 dead in car crash near US-Mexico border
San Francisco, March 3 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed in a traffic collision near the US-Mexico border in Southern California, according to the police.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Death-row convict Shabnam sent to Bareilly jail
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) Shabnam, awaiting death sentence for killing seven members of her family, has been shifted to the Bareilly jail from the Rampur prison, after her photos with some fellow inmates surfaced on social media platforms recently.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
HK probes death of chronically ill man after inoculation
Hong Kong, March 3 (IANS) Hong Kong's public health authorities are investigating the death of a chronically ill man with two days after he received the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Health/Medicine
4 commissioners, 6 district magistrates shifted in UP
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred four divisional commissioners and six district magistrates.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Army widow to get pension after 12-year legal battle
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) After a 12-year-long legal battle, a soldier's widow will finally get her dues.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 114.7 mn
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 114.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.54 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra received negativity from South Asians, too
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas in an interview has said that there have been times when people from the South Asian community have picked on her and that she felt a lot of negativity come her way.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Much more needs to be written on Kashmir: Ashish Kaul
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) He always thought of his best-selling book 'Refugee Camp' as a celluloid spectacle, a story of Kashmir's living tragedy, but aware of the cinematic challenges, author Ashish Kaul first wanted to establish the validity and acceptance of the story. "Therefore, the Herculean effort of reverse engineering Refugee Camp into a book format, and now a play."
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamie Alexander in live action remake of 'The Little Mermaid'
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) British actress Jessica Alexander has joined the cast of the live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic "The Little Mermaid".
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dalit girl found raped, murdered in Aligarh
Aligarh, March 3 (IANS) The semi-naked body of a 17-year-old Dalit girl in a village in Aligarh, with signs of sexual assault and her skin peeled away from being dragged through the fields, has been found.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MP's son shot at in Lucknow, hospitalised
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Ayush Kishore (30), son of BJP MP Kaushal Kishore, was shot at by bike borne assailants in Mandiaon area in Lucknow, in the wee hours of Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Jan 6 Capitol riot is domestic terrorism: FBI Chief
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said that the law enforcement agency classifies the deadly January 6 Capitol riot by former President Donald Trump's supporters as domestic terrorism.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Texas lifts Covid-19 mask mandate
Houston, March 3 (IANS) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced an order to lift the mask mandate in the state and increase capacity of all businesses and facilities to 100 per cent capacity starting next Wednesday.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Biden's commerce secretary pick Gina Raimondo confirmed by Senate
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was confirmed by the Senate as the new US commerce secretary, about two months after President Joe Biden's announcement of the nomination.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia tells US not to 'play with fire' with new sanctions
Moscow, March 3 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry urged the US administration 'not to play with fire' after Washington announced sanctions against Russian individuals and entities over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Eddie Murphy on Hollywood: White men run this business
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Eddie Murphy said that there is no diversity in the film industry. The actor said that this disparity is not just race-based but gender based, too.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Neera Tanden withdraws nomination in first defeat for Biden pick
New York, March 3 (IANS) After weeks of cliffhanger politics, US President Joe Biden's choice to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, pulled her nomination marking the first big defeat for a Biden - Harris Cabinet nominee.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
13-year-old girl's body found in pit in Bulandshahr
Bulandshahr, March 3 (IANS) Six days after she went missing, the body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered from a pit in Bulandshahr district.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DTCP seals 150 illegal commercial establishments in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 3 (IANS) The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has begun massive drive against the commercial establishments that were operating in the residential buildings illegally in Gurugram.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Italian PM signs new anti-virus decree
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi signed a decree with fresh coronavirus containment measures.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Kerry Katona credits curvy figure for pop career
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona, who joined the girl band Atomic Kitten in 1998, feels that it was her curvaceous figure that helped her make a mark.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US to research on Covid-19 impact on children
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new research effort to understand how COVID-19 affects children, who have accounted for roughly 13 percent of total confirmed cases in the country.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Concerned for party, don't want to weaken it, says Sharma
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) After the Congress asked the leaders to join hands to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections, the dissenting camp leader Anand Sharma said that he is concerned for the party and don't want to weaken it and has utmost respect for party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
LJP expected to split further in Bihar
Patna, March 3 (IANS) After a dismal performance of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Bihar Assembly election 2020, the party continues to split in the state which is proving to be a big challenge for the party chief Chirag Paswan.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Anne-Marie Duff: After first acting job, I thought everybody would be best friends
London, March 3 (IANS) English actress Anne-Marie Duff, best known for her roles in films such as Enigma, Nowhere Boy and Before I Go To Sleep, said after her first job she thought everybody would become her best friends. The reality, of course, was different.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
US imposes sanctions against 2 Yemen Houthi leaders
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The United States imposed sanctions against two leaders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, accusing them of attacking civilians and bordering nations.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
US sanctions Russian individuals over Navalny poisoning
Washington, March 3 (IANS) The United States announced sanctions and restrictions against Russian individuals and entities over the alleged poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
2021-03-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Manipur Guv delaying decision on 12 BJP MLAs: Cong
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Congress has alleged that Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla is delaying the decision on disqualification of 12 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gujarat Cong chief, Oppn leader resign accepting poll debacle
Gandhinagar, March 3 (IANS) The Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda and the Leader of Opposition Party (LoP) Paresh Dhanani tendered resignations from their posts on Tuesday, following the party's debacle in the local body elections in Gujarat. The Congress leadership accepted their resignations. However, both will continue till the party finds their replacement.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
AAP looking to be the main opposition in Guj
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) success in Gujarat municipal polls last week was followed by an impressive show in the local body polls in the state on Tuesday when it secured 42 seats.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 vaccination rate in Germany reaches 2.6%
Berlin, March 3 (IANS) More than two months after the start of the coronavirus vaccination program in Germany, almost 2.16 million people received the second jab, bringing the country's vaccination rate to 2.6 per cent, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Govt to procure over 427L ton wheat in 2021-22
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Union Food Ministry on Tuesday said that a total quantity of 427.363 lakh ton wheat has been estimated for procurement during the forthcoming RMS 2021-22 which is 9.56 per cent more than the 389.93 LMT procured during RMS 2020-21 which will be a fresh record.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sex scandal is embarrassing for BJP: Minister
Hubballi (Karnataka), March 3 (IANS) The Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi on Tuesday said that the ruling BJP is certainly embarrassed over release of the sex CD involving Karnataka Water Resource Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Russia works to reduce dependence on dollar
Moscow, March 3 (IANS) Russia is working to decrease dependence on the US dollar and strengthen its ruble, Russian Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Russian Federation,Business/Economy
Jal Shakti Ministry to launch 100-day campaign
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Rattan Lal Kataria, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, on Tuesday said that a 100-day campaign called 'Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls' will be launched next month across the country under Jal Shakti Abhiyan-2, the second phase of the phase of the campaign for water conservation which will include 734 districts, 7,195 blocks, 2.55 lakh panchayat, 6.64 lakh villages.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
New Covid cases more than recoveries in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) New Covid cases of 437 in a day were more than 309 recoveries across Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Toyota Kirloskar staff call off strike, resume work
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) The employees of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) called off their four-month long strike and resumed work, the Japanese car maker's Indian subsidiary said on Tuesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
K'taka minister caught in sex scandal, police file case (2nd Ld)
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) A CD was released to news channels on Tuesday, in which Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi could be allegedly seen with a woman in a compromising position.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
States, UTs to utilize pvt facilities for vaccination
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Centre has directed all the states and union territories to utilize all private hospitals - empanelled under government insurance schemes in full capacity to achieve optimum number of vaccination. The decision was taken in a meeting conducted between Union Health Ministry officials and state family and welfare officials.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka sex CD scandal: Minister says won't resign, terms CD fake
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Flatly denying his alleged involvement in the sex CD released by a social activist in Bengaluru, Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi on Tuesday termed the purported CD as fake and claimed that it was released to dent his 'impeccable' political image.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
3 held for trying to dupe nursing home
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The team of Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested three members of a gang for attempting to siphon off Rs 68 lakh (approx) from the bank account of a nursing home in Northeast Delhi throguh fake cheques, the police said on Tuesday.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hasina approves RADP worth 197,643 cr taka
Dhaka, March 3 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday approved the Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) worth 197,643 crore taka for FY 2020-21.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Cross on Andhra hillock rouses BJP ire
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) A controversy is brewing in Andhra Pradesh with the BJP objecting to the alleged illegal erection of a cross on a hillock considered holy by the Hindus in Guntur district.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
SKM announces 5-hr blockade at KMP expressway on 100th day of protest
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) expressway will be blocked for five hours on March 6 as the farmers' protest against the three Central farm laws complete 100 days, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced on Tuesday after a meeting held on the 96th day of the protest to prepare future strategy.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Delhi Cabinet to bring institutes under DSEU
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday decided that 10 government institutes of technology including Delhi Tool Engineering and G B Pant Engineering college etc will be brought under the ambit of Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU).
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Karnataka minister caught on camera in compromising position (Ld)
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) A CD was released to news channels on Tuesday, in which Karnataka Major and Medium Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarakiholi could be allegedly seen with a woman in a compromising position.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Stalker stabs woman techie in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) A girl was critically injured in an attack by a stalker in Hyderabad on Tuesday night, police said.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman throws 3-year-old from building in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a woman allegedly threw her nephew to his death from a building in the old city of Hyderabad on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2nd match: Resilient Indian men draw 1-1 with Germany
Krefeld (Germany), March 2 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team's second of their four-match tour of Europe ended in a 1-1 draw with both the teams living up to their billing on Tuesday. Jarmanpreet Singh of India opened the score board for India in the fourth minute while Martin Häner scored for Germany.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
All 8 Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout games in Delhi from March 7
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) All eight knockout matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy will be played at venues here -- at the Arun Jaitley Stadium and the Palam Air Force grounds -- sources in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'People of Bihar living in Bengal will vote for development'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Day after RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav urged the people of Bihar living in West Bengal to vote for Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the upcoming polls, Delhi BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said they will vote for the saffron party and development.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manipur talk show gets notice under new IT rules, withdrawn later
Imphal, March 2 (IANS) Hours after a district magistrate in Manipur sent a notice to a digital news platform under the Centre's new rules to regulate digital media in the country, the district authorities withdrew the notice with "immediate effect".
2021-03-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Media,Politics
Fit-again fast bowler Umesh Yadav primed to play 4th Test
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) With Jasprit Bumrah out of the fourth and final Test that begins on Thursday, fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj will strive to take his slot in the bowling line-up that is likely to see the spinners play an important role once again.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Liverpool owner valued at 'over $7bn' in investment deal: Report
London, March 2 (IANS) Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group (FSG) is on the verge of selling a 10 per cent stake to private equity firm RedBird Capital Partners for around US$750 million, a report said.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC ponders on appropriate curb to stop people from using bad language to criticise court
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered as to what should be an appropriate 'Ankush' (curb) to stop people from using bad language for criticising the court.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ATK Mohun Bagan to play AFC Cup group stage in Maldives
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan are set to play their AFC Cup Group D (South Zone) matches in Male, Maldives, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Monday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
England's Zak Crawley asks: Why shouldn't India prepare turners?
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) England opening batsman Zak Crawley, who was the lone positive in England batting line-up in the third Test with a half-century in the first innings, says that India can't be faulted if they dish out another turner.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
PM likely to address 20 rallies in poll-bound Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address around 20 election rallies in West Bengal where polling to 294 Assembly seats will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Being athlete-mother has not a bar to success in shot circle
London, March 2 (IANS) Just six months after giving birth to her first child, double Olympic champion Dame Valerie Adams snared a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Athletics
Over 8,000 take Covid vaccine in Telangana on 2nd day
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) A total of 8,523 people who are 60 years or above, and those with comorbidities in the 45-59 years age group took Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, the second day of the vaccination for the two priority groups.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ED questions Trinamool leader over Saradha scam (Ld)
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Ahead of upcoming Assembly polls in West Bengal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned ruling Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh in connection with its probe into the Saradha chit fund case for over eight hours.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC: Amount paid by Indian cos to use foreign software not royalty, can't be taxed
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the amount paid by Indian companies for the use of software developed by foreign companies cannot be termed as royalty and does not give rise to any income that is taxable in India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19 cases continue to decline in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases further declined on Tuesday along with the test positivity rate, coming down to 4.31 per cent.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad (IANS Interview)
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) Former India batsman Anshuman Gaekwad was considered a 'wall' during his playing days for his ability to bat with patience and determination, be at Sabina Park in Jamaica against a furious West Indies pace attack, or against Pakistan on a Jallandhar pitch where batting was difficult.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
'Emergency' was a mistake, admits Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Speaking about the Emergency during a conversation with economist Kaushik Basu from the Cornell University in the US, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that it was a "mistake".
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka CM felicitates 1971 war heroes
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday felicitated heroes of 1971 war fought in erstwhile East Pakistan and now Bangladesh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka minister caught on tapes has no option but to resign: BJP sources
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) In light of elections in five states and a month-long budget legislature session, the BJP high command has reportedly directed the Karnataka BJP state prominent leaders to 'convince' major and medium water resource minister, Ramesh Jarakiholi to resign from his post in a day or two.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Turkey eyes defence agreement with Pakistan
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Turkey and Pakistan are on the verge of signing a defence agreement, opening doors for Islamabad to become the co-manufacturer of missiles and fighter jets.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
K'taka Guv takes first dose of Covishield vaccine
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala received his first dose of the Covishield vaccine at a state-run hospital in the city, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Hockey India to organise online coaching course
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Applications are now open for the Hockey India's online coaching education pathway level 'basic' coaching course, and interested people can enrol via an open forum.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Farmers movement poses problems for NHAI, delays highway projects
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With the farmers' protest continuing at the Ghazipur Border on National Highway 24, it is turning into a nuisance for the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Officials say the completion of some projects has been hit. Also, the maintenance of the highway is also being affected.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NMDC achieves best ever production, sales in Feb
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has witnessed best ever performance in production and sales during February.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Pakistan plans to develop oil city in Gwadar
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) The Pakistan government is planning to develop a massive oil city in Gwadar district in Balochistan province with an aim to host Saudi Arabia's $10 billion Aramco oil refinery and use it as a platform to mend the dented ties between the two countries.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Andhra logs 106 fresh Covid cases, tally over 8.9L
Amaravati, March 2 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday registered 106 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to over 8.9 lakh, even as 57 more persons have recovered from the virus in the past 24 hours, health officials said.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Share of cess, surcharge in tax revenue doubles in 9 years
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The share of cess and surcharge in gross tax revenue has nearly doubled to 19.9 per cent in FY21, from 10.4 per cent in FY12.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Stakeholders urge Centre to cut excise duty on auto fuels
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Various stakeholders have urged the government to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel to rescue consumers from the spiralling prices of the auto fuels amid the pandemic.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Electronic goods exports soar to Rs 8,806 cr in Dec 2020
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Electronic goods exports recorded an all-time high of Rs 8,806 crore in the month of December 2020.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fading art of playing spin: Missing the Gavaskar template of 1987
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Lalit Modi wouldn't agree if someone pointed out that lately, and specifically since 2008, the year he launched the path-breaking T20 Indian Premier League (IPL), batsmen have forgotten the art of playing spin adroitly. Raised on a heavy dose of 20-over cricket, youngsters ? and many batsmen representing their countries -- these days dont know how to graft for runs, particularly on pitches that assist turn.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Manisha Keer records her best World Cup finish
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Manisha Keer, in her first full year as a senior shooter, recorded a best-ever finish at an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun stage, finishing seventh in the women's trap competition on Tuesday in Cairo.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Man camouflages robbery of nephew as road rage, held
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) When a person's Scooty was hit by another vehicle in Delhi's Burari area and three men got down to thrash him, the man thought it to be a case of road rage.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite BJP winning Ahmedabad district panchayat polls, president from Cong
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) Capturing six Municipal Corporations, the BJP is on a winning streak, with a vastly improved performance over its 2015 debacle in the local body elections. But this victory chariot was dented by a technicality in the Ahmedabad district Panchayats results. Despite having a majority in the body, the BJP will have to stay content with a Congress president.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
WTT Contender: Manika, Sreeja in final round of singles qualifiers
Doha, March 2 (IANS) Young India paddler Sreeja Akula outshone her higher ranked opponent to progress into the last round of the women's singles qualifiers at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Other Sports
HK Patil to head Kerala, Digvijaya Singh TN & Puducherry screening panels
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Former Minister in Karnataka and in-charge of Maharashtra HK Patil will head the Kerala screening committee while former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijaya Singh will be heading the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry screening committees of the Congress.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CPI-M Min's wife's nomination creates ruckus in party meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Trouble broke out at the Palakkad district committee meeting of the ruling CPI-M on Tuesday after the name of P.K. Jameela , a retired doctor from the Kerala State Health Services, surfaced during a heated discussion after she was named as a candidate from the Tarur Assembly constituency in Palakkad district.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Twitter tests audio chat tool Spaces on Android in India
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) After first testing its audio chat feature Spaces with a small group of people on iOS, Twitter on Tuesday said it is now expanding the test to Android users in India, to give them a chance to join, listen, and speak in live, host-moderated audio conversations.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Goa has scope for exploiting maritime trade: CM
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Goa has scope for exploiting maritime-linked trade, especially in the areas of import and export of commodities and tourism, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, a day before he is scheduled to address the two-day Maritime India Summit 2021 that was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Congress forming alliances to maitain its political relevance: BJP
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) BJP spokesperson Dr Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that the Congress depends on alliances to maintain its political relevance.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nations to consider ground-breaking change to economic reporting: UN
New York, March 2 (IANS) In a ground-breaking development that could fundamentally reorient economic and policy planning toward sustainable development, countries will begin consideration of a new system to measure economic prosperity and human well-being that includes the contributions of nature at the UN Statistical Commission.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
SC: Shocked to see the manner of arrest of IRP for Jaypee Infratech
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of court-appointed interim resolution professional (IRP) for managing the affairs of debt-ridden Jaypee Infratch Limited (JIL).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Employee's union call off strike at Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Automobile major Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Tuesday confirmed that TKM Employee's Union has officially called off the ongoing labour strike at its factory in Bidadi, Karnataka.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Airlines continue to bring back stranded Indians from Saudi Arabia'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said India's airlines continue to bring back the stranded Indians from Saudi Arabia.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India's Feb YoY merchandise exports slips but trade deficit widens (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India's February merchandise exports slipped by 0.25 per cent on a year-on-year basis, preliminary data showed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Seat-sharing with AIADMK to be finalised in couple of days: BJP
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) For the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, the BJP-AIADMK alliance is likely to seal the seat sharing deal in a day or two.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tanishaa Mukerji shares yoga video from Maldives holiday
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Tanishaa Mukerji shared a motivating post for her followers on Instagram on Tuesday. The actor posted a video of her doing yoga asanas outdoor. She is currently holidaying in Maldives.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shama Sikander posts throwback pics of Australia vacation
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander took a trip down memory lane on Tuesday and she posted a series of pictures of her Australia trip. Shama visited the island nation in January 2018.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Will stop cow smuggling in 24 hrs if BJP is voted to power in Bengal: Yogi
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP heavyweight Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday took the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal head on, saying that appeasement politics for the sake of vote bank has endangered the security of not only the state, but also that of the country.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SC: motive crucial to prove circumstantial evidence
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Acquitting a man accused of murder of his wife, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said in a case of circumstantial evidence, motive plays an important link to complete the chain of circumstances, especially when death takes within four walls of the house.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Ashley Benson: I keep my relationships private
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Actress Ashley Benson is not someone who likes to reveal details about her personal life. The "Pretty Little Liars" star says this helps in protecting one's relationship.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pune Police arrest Mumbai ex-Congress corporator for rape
Mumbai/Pune, March 2 (IANS) The Lonavala Police have arrested a former Congress corporator of Mumbai, Sunit Waghmare, for allegedly raping a woman on multiple occasions on the pretext of marriage, officials said here on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Telangana's first Covid patient, doctors felicitated
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday felicitated the first Covid patient, doctors and other staff at the state-run Gandhi Hospital where he along with thousands of other coronavirus patients have been treated during the last one year.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Filmmaker Nathalia Syam: Audience must feel part of the story
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Nathalia Syam, who has directed the film "Footprints On Water", says that realistic cinema is the need of the hour. However, she adds that realistic films also need to be entertaining.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Urvashi Rautela on trying to recreate Madhubala's magic in new music video
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela appears in the music video of a recreated version of the song "Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si", Kishore Kumar's evergreen classic filmed on the actor-singer and Madhubala in the 1958 comedy superhit, "Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi". She claims the late Madhubala would be proud of the new version.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4 held after fleeing with e-commerce firm's goods in Gurugram
Gurugram, March 2 (IANS) Four men, who fled with an e-commerce company's truck loaded with goods worth Rs 20 lakh here last month, have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TMC legislator from Pandabeswar Jitendra Tiwari joins BJP
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Barely a few weeks before the West Bengal Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress legislator from Pandabeswar in West Burdwan district and former Asansol Municipal Corporation mayor Jitendra Tiwari on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of state BJP unit president Dilip Ghosh.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Errant driver in Bihar hits three people in school premises, one dead
Patna, March 2 (IANS) A class 9 student was killed and two others injured after a person learning to drive inside school premises hit them in Bihar's Madhubani district on Tuesday afternoon.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NIA files case against LeM, its chief who recced NSA Doval's office
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday registered a case relating to a conspiracy by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) and its chief Hidayat-ullah Malik, who had recced the office of National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in May last year, working at the behest of Pakistan-based proscribed terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) to carry out terrorist activities in the Jammu region.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lodge FIR in Dadra MP's death, demands Maha Congress
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Tuesday reiterated its demand to lodge a complaint in the Feb. 22 suicide of Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli's Independent MP Mohan Delkar, in a Mumbai hotel room.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farah Khan recreates cover of inconic Beatles' album 'Abbey Road'
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Farah Khan Kunder on Tuesday uploaded a boomerang video of herself with her team, trying to recreate the famous album cover of the iconic band Beatles's Abbey Road.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kajol looks back at 'Devi' as short film turns one
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol on Tuesday recalled her short film Devi, which was launched on YouTube last year on this day.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gwyneth Paltrow's Insta wish for hubby on his 50th birthday
New York, March 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow took to Instagram to wish her husband, filmmaker Brad Falchuk, on his 50th birthday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong asks dissenters to join hands to combat BJP in elections
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Congress has asked the dissenting leaders to join hands with the party to combat the BJP and clarified about the alliance with the ISF and the Left.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How Anuja Joshi survived shooting amid pandemic
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Anuja Joshi has shared how she found it tough to shoot during the pandemic for the web series "Hello Mini 2", adding that she survived the experience thanks to co-actor Mrinal Dutt.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K clocks 85 new Covid cases, nil deaths
Jammu, March 2 (IANS) J&K on Tuesday reported 85 fresh Covid cases, even as no fresh death due to the virus was recorded in the past 24 hours, officials said.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Did John Mayer respond to Taylor Swift fans trolling him?
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Singer-songwriter John Mayer's quirky new video seems to be a reply to fans of his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, who tried to troll him on Tik Tok.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oilcos raise margins as consumers suffer fuel price blues
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The oil price rise may be hitting the fuel consumers hard, but it is the oil companies that are making the most from the current situation, strengthening their margin on the sale of petrol and diesel and jacking up profits.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alec Baldwin slams trolls commenting on his wife's pregnancy
Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Hollywood actor-filmmaker Alec Baldwin lost his cool when social media followers made nasty comments on his post of wife Hilaria Baldwin's announcing their newborn baby.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
T'gana forms panel to mitigate human-animal conflict
Hyderabad, March 2 (IANS) Concerned over the growing number of human-animal conflict cases in Telangana, the state government on Tuesday announced a 10-member committee to recommend the measures for mitigating such incident.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Weeks before assembly polls, D-company's fake currency operatives active on Indo-Bangla border
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Several operatives of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, involved in smuggling of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), have shifted base from Kathmandu to Dhaka in a bid to push 'Pakistan-printed Indian fake currency' into India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Rohit Saraf: Lines between national, international content is blurring
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Rohit Saraf agrees that the Indian audience is now more accepting towards content from various regions and he said that the lines between national and international content is blurring.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hike in LPG price exposes anti-poor face of Modi govt: Cong
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With LPG prices staying northbound in the country, the Congress on Tuesday attacked the government over the rise in prices, saying the withdrawal of subsidy on LPG has exposed the 'anti-poor' and 'anti-middle class' face of the Narendra Modi-led government.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sensex reclaims 50K-mark, auto stocks shine (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India's benchmark equity index S&P BSE Sensex on Tuesday reclaimed the 50,000 points-mark on the back of healthy buying in automobile and IT counters.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shamita Shetty: Have never tried something that is devoid of glamour
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Actress Shamita Shetty wants to try roles that are more realistic. She says she has never never tried something that is devoid of glamour.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
John Abraham is 'waiting for wardrobe', poses with just a pillow!
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor John Abraham treated his fans to an interesting picture of himself on Instagram on Tuesday. Posing with just a pillow, the actor wrote about how he was waiting for his clothes to arrive!
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sonal Chauhan urges fans to nurture, protect love
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actress Sonal Chauhan took to Instagram on Tuesday to post about love and relationships, with a black and white picture of herself.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tripura tribal council polls on April 4
Agartala, March 2 (IANS) The much awaited elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) will be held on April 4, officials announced here on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
'The Battle Of Bhima Koregaon' in theatres on Sep 17
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The historical drama "The Battle Of Bhima Koregaon" has been announced for a theatrical release on September 17. The Ramesh Thete directorial features Arjun Rampal as the warrior Sidhnak Mahar Inamdar and Sunny Leone as a spy who doubles as a courtesan.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gujarat people have completely wiped out Congress: CM
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday said that the people of the state have wiped out the Congress and reduced it to a level where it is not even considered fit to be in the Opposition.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
New Pixstory app offers troll free space with 'Truth Filter'
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Amid the global call to make social media experience safer and richer, a team of former journalists and academics has launched Pixstory, an experimental and revolutionary new social media app.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Technology
K'taka launches Engineering R&D policy: Dy CM Ashwathnarayan
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) In a bid to remain at the forefront of technological innovation in the coming times, Karnataka on Tuesday launched the Engineering Research and Development (ER&D) Policy - 2021, said Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwathnarayan here.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Kangana: No architect ready to take my case as they're getting threats from BMC
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday evening claimed no architect is ready to re-build her Bandra office even after six months that the building was demolished by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over alleged illegal construction.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi riots: Court takes cognizance of offences of sedition against Umar Khalid, 17 others
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Tuesday took cognizance of the offences of sedition, promotion of enmity between groups and abetment in a charge sheet filed against 18 accused, including former JNU student Umar Khalid, in the Delhi riots conspiracy case.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
PM is not even aware of Assam problems: Priyanka
Guwahati, March 2 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even interact with the lakhs of farmers protesting against the Centre's three farm laws in Delhi, then how would he be aware of the problems pertaining to the people of Assam, which is far away from the national capital.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Microsoft Teams to get end to end encryption, Reporter mode
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) To address customers' security and compliance requirements, Microsoft Teams will soon support end-to-end encryption for one-to-one Microsoft Teams calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations, the company announced on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India reinforces strategic autonomy doctrine in balancing ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran
New Delhi, March 2: Like large parts of the world, India too is navigating the shifting sands of Gulf politics with caution - a region which has seen overwhelming change in the last six months. These seismic changes include the signing of Abraham accords, wider acceptance of Israel by Arab countries as well as a shift in the US administration's policy towards Saudi Arabia and Iran.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pinarayi son-in-law, CPI-M legislator, in judicial custody
Kozhikode (Kerala), March 2 (IANS) In a long-pending case, the son-in-law of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan - Mohammed Riyaz , CPI-M legislator T.V.Rajesh and another party leader K.K.Dinesh were on Tuesday sent to judicial custody for two weeks by a local court, near here.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India adds strong dose of cultural diplomacy to reinforce ties with Nepal
New Delhi, March 2: With a spurt of new initiatives, India has begun to tap its shared, deep-rooted cultural and religious bonds with Nepal to strongly reinforce a deeply enmeshed political relationship. On Sunday, the bhoomi pooja (ceremonial breaking of ground) to mark the starting of work of conservation and restoration of Seto Machindranath temple in Kathmandu kicked off New Delhi's massive effort to preserve the cultural heritage sites in the Himalayan country.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Pitch will help turn like it did in 2nd, 3rd Tests: Rahane
Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) India and England are both bracing themselves for a square turner in the fourth and final Test - a surface that will be dry with puffs of dust.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Hard copy of degrees to be issued free to DU students
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) has said it would provide a hard copy of the college degree for free to students who have graduated from various colleges affiliated to it.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Humour flows across the India-Pakistan Line of Control
New Delhi, March 2: Digital age and Internet has helped in exchange of humour and creativity across the tense man-made borders of India and Pakistan. The Gen-Z and millennials on both sides seize initiative in this trend more than others.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Amazon Prime Video issues apology over 'Tandav'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Amazon Prime Video, the OTT platform that aired the controversial series Tandav, has issued an apology to anyone who felt insulted with the content of the series.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New Logically platform to tackle online misinformation
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Tech firm Logically on Tuesday announced the launch of its new threat intelligence platform that can identify, analyse and disarm harmful online misinformation at scale.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Son and wife join hands with supari killers in Bengaluru murder
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) The Bengaluru police arrested five persons including wife and son of the deceased, who was murdered last month, the police said.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
What is NUE licence for retail payments?
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As digital payments in India continue to grow, several prominent business establishments in India including Reliance Industries, the Tata Group and digital payments major Paytm are reportedly in fray for setting up New Umbrella Entity (NUE) for retail payments.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Spectrum auction concludes with bids of Rs 77,810 cr (Ld)
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The spectrum auction 2021 concluded on Tuesday with the government receiving total bids worth Rs 77,814.80 crore.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka minister caught in sex scandal
Bengaluru, March 2 (IANS) A CD allegedly featuring Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarakiholi seeking sexual favours was released to news channels on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Mobile use can change how kids see the world
New York, March 2 (IANS) It appears that the use of digital devices changes how children perceive the world as a new study has found that pre-schoolers who frequently use tablet or mobile devices often tend to miss the forest for the trees.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
NIA takes over railway station blast probe in poll-bound Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Almost 13 days after West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain and several others were seriously injured in a bomb blast at Nimtita railway station in poll-bound West Bengal, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday took over the probe.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
3rd hockey match: Germany women beat India 2-0
Dusseldorf, March 2 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team once again impressed in defence but couldn't stop Germany from winning their third consecutive game in the four-match series here in Dusseldorf on Tuesday. World no. 3 Germany won by a 2-0 margin through goals from Sonja Zimmermann (26th) and Franzisca Hauke (42th).
2021-03-02
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Hockey
IAF to take part in Exercise Desert Flag-VI in UAE from Wed
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) To enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will for the first time take part in the Exercise Desert Flag-VI along with air forces from hosts UAE, the US, France, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Bahrain.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'States claim wedding season, polls behind Covid resurgence'
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) NITI Aayog member (health) and chairperson of the National Task Force on Covid-19, V.K. Paul, said on Tuesday that the wedding season coinciding with elections in some states are few of the reasons behind the resurgence of Covid cases in some parts of India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kin of legislators rejected by Gujarat voters in civic polls
Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) From the poll results unfolding on Tuesday of the local bodies in Gujarat, it is clear that the people of the state have rejected the relatives of sitting legislators from major parties. Around ten such legislators' kin contesting these elections have been shown the door.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Spectrum Auction: Govt gets bids worth Rs 77,814 cr
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) completed the spectrum auction on Tuesday, government receives bids worth Rs 77,814 crore in total, with Reliance Jio being the largest bidder.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Alcohol sales rose during early pandemic phase
New York, March 2 (IANS) In a finding that shows that the pandemic may also have harmful indirect consequences, a new study has found that alcohol and tobacco sales in the US rose during the early months of Covid-19.
2021-03-02
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Over 50 lakh registered on Co-WIN: Health Ministry
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Around 50 lakh people have self-registered for vaccination through CoWIN since the portal was opened for registration, Ram Sevak Sharma, chairman of the empowered panel on Covid vaccination, said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Over 2L doses administered to senior citizens, 45+
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) As many as 2,08,791 doses of Covid vaccine have administered to people above 60 years of age and the 45+ population with comorbidities, taking the total doses administered so far to 1,48,55,073, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Heropanti 2' release date announced on Tiger Shroff's birthday
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) The release date of Tiger Shroff's upcomming action film Heropanti 2 was announced on his birthday, March 2. The actor celebrates his 31st birthday on Tuesday and on the occasion it was announced that his upcoming action drama will release in theatres on December 3.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
J'khand to pay compensation to kin of kerosene stove blasts victims
Ranchi, March 2 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Tuesday announced a financial compensation of Rs four lakh to the kin of all five persons who died in kerosene stove blasts in Hazaribagh district.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Huawei AppGallery now has over 530mn active users
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei has revealed that it now has over 530 million active monthly users, reporting an 83 per cent yearly increase in in-app distribution, reaching 384 billion installs in 2020.
2021-03-02
Category: International, China,Technology
Akali Dal demands two-day debate on farmers' issues
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday requested the Vidhan Sabha Speaker to allocate two days for an exclusive discussion on issues concerning the farmers during the ongoing budget session. It also demanded that the Congress government announce a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Feeling threatened by Sena, Kangana asks SC to transfer cases to Himachal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Citing threats by Shiv Sena, ruling party in Maharashtra, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases pending against them in Mumbai to a court in Shimla. The petitioners said Shiv Sena will leave no stone unturned to eliminate them, due to Kangana's continuous outspokenness against the wrongs done by the Shiv Sena in collusion with big names of the Bollywood.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rakhi Sawant shares pictures from 'Bigg Boss 14' get-together
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Bigg Boss 14 contestant Rakhi Sawant shared a sting of pictures from a get-together she had with fellow housemates of the recently-concluded season of the reality show.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ruckus in Himachal Assembly over suspension of Cong members
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) The suspension of five Congress legislators in Himachal Pradesh, including the Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, for the entire Budget session rocked the state Assembly on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
2nd phase of I-League to start on March 5
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The second phase of the 2020/21 I-League season will be played from March 5 to 27, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ronit Roy: I owe my career to television
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy says he loves to work on the small screen and that he owes his career to television.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
97-year-old Communist veteran Achuthanandan calls it a day
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) It was a foregone conclusion that one of the tallest leaders of the Communist movement in the country -- V.S. Achuthanandan who is 97 years old -- will not contest the April 6 assembly polls on account of his age.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian mobile retailers' body slams Amazon, phone vendors
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stressing that Amazon's operations in India should be suspended until a probe into the company is done.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kamal Haasan to contest from 2 seats in TN Assembly polls
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan is likely to contest from two constituencies in the coming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu -- Anthaloor and Coimbatore South -- party sources said on Tuesday.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Gauahar on 10 years in Bollywood: I pat my back
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan has had a decade-long journey in showbiz, and she sure is in the mood to celebrate the feat.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kunal Kemmu captures 'morning stillness of Mumbai'
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu has clicked a series of pictures of the city, giving creative vent to his love for photography. The actor took to the streets of Mumbai to capture the spirit of the city through his lens.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
JP Aggarwal to head Cong screening committee for Bengal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday appointed former MP and ex-Delhi Congress chief JP Aggarwal as the chairman of the steering committee for West Bengal with Rajasthan leader Mahesh Joshi and Maharashtra leader Naseem Khan as the members of the panel.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics