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Oxygen stocks only next 8-12 hrs in many Delhi hospitals: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, concerns over oxygen supply for coronavirus patients continued in the national capital on Tuesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia flagging the urgent need in both government and private hospitals across the city.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
We aren't able to capitalise on starts: Rohit Sharma
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma blamed yet another below par show by his team's batsmen in the middle overs for the loss against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League match here on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mishra's four-wicket haul powers DC to win over MI
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra's four wickets for 24 runs helped Delhi Capitals (DC) ease to a six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League match here at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
New Covid cases soar to 21,794 in K'taka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) In the grip of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka reported 21,794 new cases, with 13,782 cases getting reported from epicentre Bengaluru alone, said the state health department bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
New guidelines for Covid care in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Amid surging cases during the second wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka Health Department on Tuesday issued new guidelines for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Roads go deserted as night curfew comes into force in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Roads in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana wore deserted look on Tuesday night as the night curfew came into force to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple introduces AirTag starting from Rs 3,190
Cupertino, April 20 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday finally introduced AirTag, a small and elegantly designed iPhone accessory that helps keep track of and find the items that matter most with Apples Find My app.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Take strict measures to curb Covid, K'taka Guv tells state govt
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday urged the state government to take strict measures to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the southern state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2,105 beds in Central hospitals open for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Union government on Tuesday announced that 2,105 beds in its hospitals in the national capital have been thrown open for Covid patients of the city.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
19 juveniles escape from isolation ward in Bihar, traced
Patna, April 20 (IANS) As many as 19 juvenile offenders, who had tested positive for Covd-19 a few days ago, escaped from an isolation ward at the Sadar Hospital in Chapra on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JSW to supply K'taka 400 ton of oxygen daily: Minister
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) With several hospitals claiming that shortage of oxygen was claiming several lives, Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister, Murugesh R. Nirani on Tuesday held a meeting with steel manufacturing giants like the JSW Group for supplying oxygen to Covid-hit hospitals.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Apple unveils iPhone 12, 12 mini in purple finish
Cupertino, April 20 (IANS) Apple on Tuesday unveiled an all-new stunning purple finish for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini for the global market.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
Re-polling held in 4 polling stations in Assam
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) Over 66 per cent of the 2,532 voters on Tuesday cast their votes in the re-polling in four polling stations in three assembly constituencies in southern Assam, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Karnataka should not shy away from lockdown again: Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader H. D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday recommended the state government impose a statewide lockdown to contain the surge of Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Govt left people on their own, Cong after PM's address to nation
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation of the Covid situation on Tuesday evening, the Congress said that crux of the PM's speech is that the government is helpless and people's safety is in their hands, the Centre has left them in a crisis situation.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan sees 12,201 new Covid cases, 64 deaths
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) Continuing a steep rise in Covid numbers, Rajasthan on Tuesday saw its daily tally cross 12,000 to reach 12,201 cases while 64 people succumbed.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Sonu Sood tweets in support of postponement of board exams in Goa
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Sonu Sood on Tuesday tweeted in support of students in Goa who are demanding postponement of Class X and XII exams in the wake of the steep spike in Covid-19 related cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
Delhi govt reached out, but yet to receive oxygen: Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Chairman D.S. Rana on Tuesday reiterated the urgent need of oxygen for Covid patients admitted in his hospital's ICU, warning they could be in jeopardy if fresh supplies were not provided urgently.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Super League: Al-Khelaifi vows PSG will remain under UEFA
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has struck a huge blow to the founding clubs in the European Super League by vowing his team will remain playing in UEFA competitions.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
CSA Interim Board blamed for disregarding apex sports body
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Members' Council (MC) has hit out at the the board's Interim Board (IB) for not allowing it sufficient time to go through and deliberate on the final draft of Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and said that the adoption of it would have upset South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASOC).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Gloom for Pakistan's maritime economy, boom for Bahria Foundation (Opinion)
Zubaida Jalal, Pakistans Minister for Defence Production, recently oversaw the signing of a MoU for construction of a Shipyard at Gwadar. This is a project that has been in the works for many years; at least since 2008.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
SC to take up only urgent matters from April 22
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that with effect from April 22, only urgent matters will be listed for hearing amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid: Maha reports record death toll, cases rise again
Maha records pandemic's highest Covid-19 deaths, cases again spike
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
202 policemen infected with Covid-19 in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) 202 police personnel have been infected with Covid-19 while five, including a sub-inspector and inspector, have succumbed to the virus in Bihar so far while performing duty, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
'Overwhelming pendency': SC paves way for ad hoc judges in HCs
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the overwhelming pendency of around 57 lakh cases and existing vacancies, requires appointment of ad hoc judges, up to a maximum of five, in each of the 25 High Courts to clear the massive backlog.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India removes import duty on remdesivir
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has removed import duty on remdesivir, an anti-viral drug which is currently used to treat Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan accuses Centre of bias in supplying oxygen
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday accused the Central government of adopting "a biased attitude" in supplying oxygen to the state, where it remains much in demand as Covid patient numbers are rising each day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shonali Bose: BAFTA Breakthrough India opens doors for deserving talents
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Shonali Bose is one of the jury members of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Breakthrough India, a talent initiative. She says the year-long talent initiative aims at opening doors for talents across cinema, television and gaming.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
To oust Awami League, top Hefazat leader held secret meeting with Khaleda
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Junaid Babunagari, the then secretary general of radical outfit Hefazat-e Islam, held a secret meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, just a week before the militant groups blockade programme at Shapla Chattar in Dhaka on May 5, 2013.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Whenever Hardik comes in, I always go for his wicket: Mishra
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra, who made a resounding comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) by taking four wickets for 24 runs against Mumbai Indians, said his strategy of going for the wickets paid off.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Hero MotoCorp to temporarily suspend ops as precautionary measure
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Keeping with the commitment to the safety and welfare of its people, two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp has decided to proactively halt operations on a temporary basis at all of its manufacturing facilities across the country.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kerala sees new high of 19,577 Covid cases, launches strict enforcement
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With mass testing launched, Kerala on Tuesday recorded the highest number of Covid cases so far, as 19,577 people tested positive from 1,12,221 samples examined in the past 24 hours.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen shortage due govt failure: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Slamming the Central government for shortage of oxygen cylinders in the hospitals, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asked the Prime Minister to act now as India is the biggest producer of Oxygen.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shooting in Telangana to continue with work force of 50 or less
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) As per new guidelines issued by the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in the wake of growing Covid cases, film shooting will only be allowed to function with 50 people or less.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Regulator partially lifts B737 Max's ops ban
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) partially lifted the operational ban on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC frames draft rules for crime investigations, trials
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed High Courts and the state governments to amend the existing procedures as it framed detailed draft rules to streamline investigation and expedite trials in criminal cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top hockey historian BG Joshi dies of Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned hockey historian and statistician Baboolal Goverdhan Joshi died in Bhopal on Tuesday due to Covid-related complications. He was 67 and is survived by his wife and two sons.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Mishra's four-wicket haul helps DC restrict MI to 137/9
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took four for 24 to help Delhi Capitals (DC) restrict Mumbai Indians (MI) to 137/9 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday night at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
108 ambulances serving people in J&K during Covid
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) In the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases, the Jammu and Kashmir government has put 108 ambulances into service to facilitate the people round the clock.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Govt ensuring oxygen for the needy: Modi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the Covid situation on Tuesday evening, saying that the government is working to ensure oxygen supply for Covid patients who need it.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gaurav Gera: A hit changes your life
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Gaurav Gera rose to fame playing the naïve, bespectacled Nandu in the popular television show "Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin". He tags the show, starring Mona Singh in the title role, one of the most important projects, adding that a hit changes your life.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC to deploy 779 companies of central forces for 6th phase of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to deploy 779 companies of central forces for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal in which voters of 43 constituencies across four districts will exercise their franchise on April 22.
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Draw inspiration from Federer: Olympic-bound shooter Mairaj
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's top shotgun marksman Mairaj Ahmad Khan is drawing inspiration from tennis legend Roger Federer to excel at the Tokyo Olympics, which are three months away.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
4 more Covid related deaths take toll to 387 in Gurugram
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) Four more people succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday in Gurugram on Tuesday taking the total death toll to 387, the daily health bulletin said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala CM writes to PM for change in Covid vaccine distribution policy
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a change in the Covid vaccine distribution policy.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
For Russia with love: Goa beach to host solidarity meet in support of jailed Navalny
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Colloquially dubbed as a mini-Russia within Goa for more than a decade now, the warm sands of Arambol beach will now root for incarcerated Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday evening.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Vikram Bhatt happy with 'Bisat' response
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is happy with the response his series "Bisaat: Khel Shatranj Ka" has received. He credits his actors Sandeepa Dhar and Omkar Kapoor for doing an excellent job in the thriller.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Argentina, Brazil among winners of ICC development awards
Dubai, April 20 (IANS) Argentina, Brazil, Uganda and Vanuatu were on Tuesday announced as the global winners of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Development Awards for 2020. The awards are given to members for working to grow cricket in emerging markets in partnership with the ICC.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Raveena Tandon: Nowhere to go, nothing to do
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon Thadani struck a pose for the camera on Tuesday at home, because she has nowhere to go and nothing to do amidst lockdown.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Noted physicist Arvind appointed VC of Punjabi University
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Noted physicist and Dean, Research and Development of Indian Institute of Science and Research (IISER), Mohali, Arvind, was on Tuesday appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, for a term of three years.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Goa Speaker rejects pleas to disqualify 12 MLAs (Ld)
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) In a reprieve to the ruling BJP, the Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly passed two oral orders on Tuesday, dismissing two disqualification petitions filed against 12 saffron party MLAs.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Union Cabinet okays Bangalore metro rail project expansion
New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved the second phase of the Bangalore Metro rail project, measuring 58 km at a cost of Rs 14,788 crore.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka sticks to its decision to conduct Class 10 exams in June
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Ending the speculation regarding the examination, Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar, after chairing a high-level meeting here on Tuesday, said that the Class 10 (Secondary School Leaving Certificate - SSLC) board examination won't be cancelled or postponed and would be held as per already fixed schedule from June 21, 2021.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
PM urges vaccine manufacturers to scale up production capacity
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up the production capacity to vaccinate countrymen in the shortest possible time.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amyra Dastur, Gurnazar Chattha unveil new poster of the track 'Wah Ji Waah'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Well-known Punjabi singer Gurnazar Chattha and Bollywood actress Amyra Dastur unveiled the new poster of their upcoming track "Wah ji waah" on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New lockdown norms panics market, Sensex ends in red (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's key equity indices ended Tuesday's trade in the red after more stringent lockdown norms were announced by the Maharastra government.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Courts should function for less than 3 hours a day, says Goa govt
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Amid a steep hike in Covid-19 cases in the state, the Goa government has urged the judicial courts and quasi-judicial courts in the state to limit their functioning to less than three hours a day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mahika Sharma: Lockdown has made Navratri fasting difficult
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Mahika Sharma feels that lockdown makes fasting during the festival of navratras difficult.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need oxygen desperately to save lives, appeals Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With supplies running out, the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday evening raised an alarm for oxygen for Covid-19 patients admitted in its ICU.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
MyDentalPlan raises $700,000 in seed funding, plans expansion
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bengaluru-based IT-enabled healthcare company, MyDentalPlan Healthcare Pvt Ltd has announced that it has secured a seed funding of $700,000 from SafePlanet Medicare LLP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telugu film industry to do only emergency shootings
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Telugu film industry on Tuesday decided to do only emergency film shootings in view of the surge in Covid-19 pandemic, the Telugu Film Producers Council said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jagan mourns death of veteran Telugu journalist K. Amarnath
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of veteran journalist K. Amarnath.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Online transactions saw a boost amid lockdown, finds report
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A new report, which maps the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on digital payments, points at a few interesting trends. While the pandemic resulted in people staying indoors for most of last year, it came as a huge boost to online payments.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chandigarh imposes day-long lockdown on Wednesday
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Tuesday decided to observe complete lockdown in the city on Wednesday, while a decision on the weeklong lockdown will be taken on Friday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
J&K sees highest single-day spike of 2,030, active cases cross 13K
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 2,030 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the highest single day spike since the beginning of the pandemic while the number of active cases crossed 13,000.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Various restrictions in northeastern states to check Covid
Kohima/Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) With a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani on why 'Hasse Toh Phasse' is vital during lockdown
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actors Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani launched the trailer of the upcoming comedy show "LOL Hasse Toh Phasse" on Tuesday. The two actors will host the comedy show.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cinema theatres in Telangana to shut down voluntarily
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Cinema theatres in Telangana on Tuesday decided to voluntarily close down from Wednesday in view of the continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 crisis: Delhi HC slams Centre, says "we will be doomed'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Slamming the Centre over the Covid-19 crisis, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said if medicines and resources are diverted without application of mind, then "people will have blood on their hands".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
DC tweak playing XI to suit Chennai pitch
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Capitals (DC), who had played their first three Indian Premier League (IPL) matches at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, brought in changes for their match against Mumbai Indians (MI) to adjust to the slow and spin-friendly pitch of M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Vedanta offers to supply oxygen from its closed copper plant in Tuticorin
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The Vedanta group has offered to supply oxygen from its locked Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Duty cut, jewellery demand boosts gold imports: GJEPC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Multiple factors, including high demand in gems and jewellery along with duty cut in gold, contributed to the rise in imports of gold to 160 tonnes, a growth of 471 per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Waqt turns 16: Vipul Shah recalls how Big B, Akshay offered to waive off fees
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Vipul Shah donned the producer's hat for the first time with the Amitabh Bachchan-Akshay Kumar starrer 2005 film "Waqt: The Race Against Time". He recalls how the two superstars offered not to take renumeration for their work in the film, in order to support him.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bundesliga hit again as three in Stuttgart go into quarantine
Stuttgart, April 20 (IANS) Three players from VfB Stuttgart have gone into quarantine as potential contacts in chains of coronavirus infections, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Kapil, Sachin, Virat among 5 greatest players of ODI era: Wisden
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kapil Dev (the 1980s), Sachin Tendulkar (the 1990s) and Virat Kohli (the 2010s) have been named among the five greatest players of the five decades in which ODIs have been played in the 158th Edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2021 that also describes India as "the new masters" of cricket ? and heaps praise on its 2-1 victory in the 2020-21 tour of Australia.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
10,055 more corona positive cases detected in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Corona positive cases keep emerging on a large scale in Bihar. On Tuesday, the health department detected 10,055 fresh cases across the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National
Kareena to mom Babita: Lolo and I will trouble you forever
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor Khan on Tuesday penned a note on the 74th birthday of her mother Babita, whom she tagged as her strength and her world. On a lighter note, she added that her sister Karisma and she would trouble Babita forever.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon to open salon in London with AR tech
London, April 20 (IANS) Amazon is opening a salon in the UK, where it says it will trial the latest industry technology, including augmented reality (AR).
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Plan to demolish, rebuild Gabba for 2032 Olympic Games
Brisbane, April 20 (IANS) There are plans to demolish the Australian cricket team's fortress, The Gabba stadium, and rebuilt it as the main venue for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, if the quadrennial showpiece is awarded to Brisbane.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
Andhra logs 8,987 infections, active tally breaches 50k mark
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday reported 8,987 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 9.76 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 50,000-mark to reach 53,889.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Radhika Madan celebrates Ashtmi at home in Delhi after years
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan is currently spending time with her family in the city. She uploaded a picture on Tuesday to inform that she is celebrating the festival of Ashtmi with family after years.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka cancels examinations for Class 1-9
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Students of Class 1-9 affiliated to state board will not be asked to appear for the physical examinations and they will be promoted under the continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) programme, said Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kuamr on Tuesday after chairing a high-level meeting.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Power under GST law to order provisional attachment 'draconian': SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the rule of law in a constitutional framework is fulfilled when law is substantively fair, procedurally fair and applied in a fair manner, as it held that the power to order a provisional attachment of property, including a bank account, of a taxable person, under the GST law is "draconian in nature".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha cancels SSC exams as ministers call for total lockdown (Ld)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Amid a clamour by all the Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday to impose a total lockdown, School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the upcoming state SSC Board exams for 2021 have been cancelled.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Global CO2 emissions to rise by 1.5 bn tonnes in 2021: IEA
London, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will see a rise of 1.5 billion tonnes -- the second-largest annual increase ever -- in 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'Swabhimaan' to return after 25 years
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The popular TV show, "Swabhimaan", which aired on Doordarshan in the nineties, will return a pay TV channel.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brazilian Covid-19 variant much more transmissible: Study
Sao Paulo, April 20 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that the Brazilian coronavirus variant, the P.1 or B11248, may be up to twice as transmissible as prior strains.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine
HCs in crisis due to vacancies, 3-4 weeks enough for judges' appointment: SC
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the High Courts are in a crisis situation, against the backdrop of 40 per cent vacancies, with many of the larger ones working with less than 50 per cent of sanctioned strength, and therefore, in a bid to clear the recommendations made by apex court Collegium for appointments to the higher judiciary, it is laying down timelines to be complied by the government and the Intelligence Bureau.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No plan to impose lockdown in Kashmir: Div Com Kashmir
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole while addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Tuesday said that the Covid situation is evolving but it does not warrant imposition of a lockdown in Kashmir as of now.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Businesses remain optimistic despite local curbs amid surge in Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As India announced opening up of Covid 19 vaccination drive for all citizens above the age of 18 amid a surge in cases, industry and business honchos said they expect the situation to come well under control by May-end. Besides vaccination drive, several state governments including Delhi, have already put in place measures to break the chain of transmission.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
British lawmakers to use legislative power to prevent Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Lawmakers in Britain's House of Commons were told the government will use its legislative powers to block controversial plans for a breakaway European Super League.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
FIFA prez against Super League; anger, resistance mounts in England
London, April 20 (IANS) FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected proposals for a breakaway European Super League and threatened the clubs involved with unspecified "consequences".
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
itel and Jio to bring in superior mobile experience for Bharat
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) itel is all set to enter into an exclusive partnership with Reliance Jio to bridge the digital divide by offering affordable mobile-based connectivity solutions for the new India -- Bharat.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
MI win toss, elect to bat against DC
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and elected to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Excess money, little education highlights of candidates in 6th phase of Bengal polls
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Lack of education and excess money are the highlights of the 306 candidates contesting the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal scheduled on April 22.
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AP Guv calls on varsities to raise Covid awareness on war footing
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday called on the vice-chancellors of all the universities to take up Coronavirus awareness programmes on mission mode to succeed in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Karnataka ministers brief Guv about steps to tackle pandemic
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka revenue minister R. Ashoka and Law and Parliamentary Affairs minister Basvaraj Bommai on Tuesday met Governor Vajubhai R. Vala at Raj Bhavan and briefed him about the measures taken to tackle Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Indian-origin artist Madhuri to display works in Milan
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Madhuri Srikanth, an Indian-origin artist with roots in Telangana, has received a special invite to showcase her works at 'Romantica', an international art exhibition, to be held at Italy's Milan between April 23 and May 2.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Art/Culture/Books
Himachal imposes five-day workweek, shut temples
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to restrict wedding gatherings to 50 people, shut all temples, impose a five-day workweek for all offices and suspension of services of several long-distance buses of the state roadways to check the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Goa records highest infection count, deaths in 24 hrs
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) For the time since the pandemic broke out, more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in the state over the last 24 hours, even as 26 persons died after testing positive during the same period.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
South India's first BSP MLA Syed Zulfiqar Hashmi no more
Bidar (Karnataka), April 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) first MLA in south India, Syed Zulfiqar Hashmi from Bidar, died on Tuesday morning in Hyderabad due to renal failure, family sources said here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
NZ players get vaccinated ahead of England tour
Auckland, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday that all of the cricketers who will be leaving for their tour of England have been vaccinated.
2021-04-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Foldables smartphones to reach 18M units globally by 2022
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Foldables which accounted for just a fraction of a per cent of the 1.3 billion total addressable market in smartphones last year are expected to reach 1.2 per cent (18 million units) by 2022, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Babar sets sight on Kohli's fastest 2,000 T20I runs record
Harare, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam will aim to become the fastest and 11th player overall to score 2,000 T20I runs when his team locks horns with Zimbabwe in the three-match series at the Harare Sports Club from Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Rajnath directs defence establishments to set up more Covid hospitals
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Setting up of more Covid hospitals, using emergency powers and bringing in retired personnel are some of the measures discussed during a preparedness review meeting led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Maha ministers demand complete lockdown, CM to decide
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) All Maharashtra ministers on Tuesday demanded that a complete lockdown should be imposed in the state in view of the galloping Covid-19 cases and deaths, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to move up in WTC standings
Pallekele, April 20 (IANS) Both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be looking to move up the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings when they face off here at the Pallekele Stadium in the first Test from Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Kangana reacts on being trolled for posting pic of 'prasadam thali' with onions
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday offered an explanation after netizens trolled her for sharing a photograph of a prasadam thali with onions, and the hashtag #onion started trending.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Direct payments of over Rs 2,600 cr made to farmers: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, direct payments of more than Rs 2,600 crore have been made to accounts of farmers till Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Stalin concerned at Rahul Gandhi testing Covid positive
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) DMK President M.K.Stalin on Tuesday expressed his concern at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi testing positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
OPPO A74 5G launched in India at Rs 17,990
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday launched a new smartphone, A74 5G, for India market at Rs 17,990.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cloud, AI and data to transform India in next decade: Nilekani
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Although there is an acceleration in tech adoption and innovation across sectors in India, the key challenge now is to scale new-age technologies like Cloud, AL/ML and data in a way that these can empower more than a billion people in the next decade, global IT major Infosys co-founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Modified vaccine policy encourages profiteering: Congress
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress has alleged that the Union government is running away from its responsibilities and the modified vaccine policy will overburden the states and lead to profiteering. Addressing a virtual press conference on Tuesday, Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and Ajay Maken said that the Union Government has finally acknowledged the problem of vaccine shortage and other deficiencies in the current vaccine policy.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu now hit by Covid vaccine shortag
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu, which is seeing Covid cases mounting, is now hit by a shortage of vaccines. Several people who have taken their first shots are being sent back from hospitals when they reach for their second shot after four weeks.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
How can he laugh? -- Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has said that she is totally devastated by the pandemic and the news of people dying without any medical support.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bayern and PSG bosses confirmed on UEFA executive committee
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was ratified on the UEFA executive committee alongside Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi as representatives of the European Club Association (ECA) at the congress of the continental ruling body on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
LCA Tejas' oxygen supply tech for pvt industry amid Covid surge
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid the Covid-19 surge and shortage of oxygen cylinders across the country, the Indian defence industry has given On-Board Oxygen Generation Technology developed for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to private industry, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
India set to host its maiden WBC India Championship
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a major milestone, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has endorsed the Indian Championship fight between the country's two top women boxers -- Chandni Mehra and Suman Kumari -- which will take place in Jalandhar, Punjab on May 1.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Naxalite with Rs 20 lakh bounty surrenders in Andhra
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Muttanagari Jalandar Reddy, a naxalite with Rs 20 lakh bounty on his head surrendered on Tuesday in the presence of Andhra Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Gautam Sawang.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Buoyant CSK take on KKR (Preview: Match 15)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A buoyant Chennai Super Kings (CSK), fresh from two convincing wins in their last two matches, will take on struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad Metro Rail advisory to passengers amid night curfew
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) In view of the night curfew imposed by Telangana government from Tuesday, Hyderabad Metro Rail announced that it will be operating its last train at 7.45 p.m. from all terminal stations.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra: Please stay home for yourself, your family, friends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday urged all to stay at home and get vaccinated, at a time when India is battling the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RIL provides 700 tonnes oxygen to 3 states and UT daily
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has tweaked its manufacturing process at the Jamnagar Refinery to produce and distribute around 700 metric tonnes of medical grade oxygen everyday to three states and a Union Territory, official sources said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Fadnavis faces flak as 22-year-old kin gets vaccinated (Ld)
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis came under severe fire on Tuesday after it emerged that his 22-year-old nephew managed to get a Covid vaccine jab, allegedly violating the Centre's norms.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
ISB tops operations management research rankings from India
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The operations management faculty at the Indian School of Business (ISB) has placed the school in a leading position in India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Covid virus does survive on some surfaces for 'days to weeks'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As a multi-research team from the UK, the US and Canada warned in a Lancet study last week that SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, is predominantly transmitted through the air, Indian experts on Tuesday said that such understanding already exists and while further research is required to support this claim, people need to be wary of both air and surface transmissions.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Injured flamingo rescued by Wildlife SOS, UP forest dept
Agra, April 20 (IANS) An injured greater flamingo was rescued by Wildlife SOS & the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department from Arsena village in Agra. The bird received treatment at the Wildlife SOS Hospital and was later released back in the protected wetlands of Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in the presence of Forest Department officials.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Army recruitment rallies, entrance tests postponed in NE
Guwahati, April 20 (IANS) In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Army recruitment rallies and entrance examinations in different northeastern states have been postponed, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker rejects Cong's plea to disqualify 12 BJP MLAS
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) In a reprieve to the ruling BJP, Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly passed two oral orders on Tuesday, dismissed two disqualification petitions filed against 12 BJP MLAs.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Covid symptoms' research may help solve other viruses
New York, April 20 (IANS) Covid-19 is leading to research being initiated into many common viral infections that were previously ignored, lacked interest or funding, reports say.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
ML helps identify Covid-related conspiracy theories on social media
New York, April 20 (IANS) A team of researchers has identified that a new Machine Learning (ML) programme accurately identifies Covid-19-related conspiracy theories on social media and models how they evolved.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Technology,Health/Medicine
When Sridevi, Jaya Prada were locked in a room by Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Veteran actress Jaya Prada has recalled an amusing incident involving her and the late superstar Sridevi, from back in the day when the two actresses were considered top competition to each other.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab to bring law to give sanctity to teacher transfer policy
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) In a slew of decisions to further improve the functioning of schools in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday gave in-principle approval for a legislation of the teachers transfer Act in the Vidhan Sabha, while announcing Rs 500 per month increase in the salaries of mid-day meal workers.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Jagan credits Rs 128 cr to 6 lakh farmers under loan scheme
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday credited Rs 128.4 crore into the bank accounts of 6.2 lakh farmers under YSR Zero Interest Crop Loan Scheme for the 2019-20 rabi season.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'All-gene RT-PCR test can catch new Covid-19 strain'
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Umesh Singh of Lucknow, who runs a pharmaceutical company, had symptoms of coronavirus four days ago when he got his Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test done but the report came out negative. When his condition continued to deteriorate, he quarantined himself and got himself tested again. The report came out negative but he is currently undergoing treatment at home.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's first AI based Covid testing facility comes up at IGI Airport
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indias first Artificial Intelligence-enabled Covid-19 testing facility for international passengers has commenced operations at Terminal 3 of the IGI Airport here.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Achieving net zero emissions is growth story: Climate economist
Stockholm, April 20 (IANS) Global financial flows and investments are finally 'tipping' away from the old, polluting, and unsustainable economy of the 20th century towards the climate-friendly economy of the 21st century, one of the world's leading economists is expected to declare this week.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sweden,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bottom-placed teams SRH and Punjab Kings clash (Preview: Match 14)
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Two bottom-placed teams, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), will battle it out in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Centre assures full support to UTs in fight against Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Tuesday reviewed the status of Covid containment and other public health measures in all the Union Territories (UTs) and assured continued and full support of the Union government.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Various restrictions in northeastern states to check Covid
Kohima/Shillong/Agartala, April 20 (IANS) With a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Health/Medicine
'Tapping food processing sector to support agrochem industry'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Agrochem company Insecticides (India) Ltd has said that government's focus on the food processing industry will also support the agrochemical industry.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No lockdown, trains will continue to run: Railway Minister
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has said that there is no lockdown in the country and people do not need to panic about how they will reach home. Trains will continue to run as before and people will be able to go anywhere by booking tickets.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kriti Sanon posts clip as Arunachal shoot of 'Bhediya' ends
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon posted an Instagram clip on Tuesday to inform fans that the Arunachal Pradesh schedule of her upcoming supernatural film "Bhediya" had been wrapped up smoothly. She was thankful that Arunachal was a Covid-free state and the authorities were helpful.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kashmir's Bandipore youth repatriated from PoK
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) A youth from North Kashmir's Bandipore district who had inadvertently crossed the LoC into PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) was repartriated at the Tithwal bridge along the Line Of Control (LoC) on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Nodal officers to check availability of beds in all hospitals
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) Amid surge in the Covid-19 cases, the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram Dr. Yash Garg has appointed 22 nodal officers for 41 private/government Covid hospitals in the district to check availability of beds in hospitals.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Setback for Vijayan, Jaleel as Kerala HC upholds Lokayukta ruling
Kochi, April 20 (IANS) K.T. Jaleel, who had resigned as Kerala's Higher Education Minister last week, suffered a jolt on Tuesday when the Kerala High Court upheld the verdict of the Lokayukta which early this month had said that Jaleel has no moral right to continue in office as he has "misused" his powers and indulged in "nepotism".
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
When Reese Witherspoon had an appendicitis scare
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon was scared she was having a bout of appendicitis but then she realised it was her pants with waistband that were hurting.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
106 new doctors put on Covid duty in UP
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) As many as 106 doctors, selected by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, have been given postings and put on Covid treatment duties.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Bharat Biotech scales up manufacturing of Covaxin
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced scaling up of manufacturing capacity to produce about 700 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin annually.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Great opportunity to play against the best teams: FC Goa's Murgaokar
Goa, April 20 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team FC Goa's forward Devendra Murgaokar said on Tuesday that it has been a great opportunity to play in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage, even though he had come out only as a substitute in the two games against Al-Rayyan and Al Wahda.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Mamata writes to PM over 'faulty' vaccine policy
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A day after the Central government announced the 'universal' Covid vaccine policy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday criticised the Central government, terming policy as "hollow", "without any substance" and "regrettable show of evasion of responsibility by the Centre at the time of crisis".
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maruti Suzuki dispatched 1.8L units via railways in FY21
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India transported more than 1.8 lakh vehicles in 2020-21 using Indian Railways, the company said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, Maha allows buying of food, essentials for only 4 hrs daily
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Tightening lockdown norms further, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday decreed that all essential buying of food items shall be permitted for only four hours daily for the next 10 days in order to break the chain of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama concerned over Manmohan testing positive
Dharamsala, April 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday expressed sympathy and concern over former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
WTC final won't be affected by UK banning Indian flyers: ICC
London, April 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday that the UK banning arrivals from India will not have an impact on the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BJYM launches state wise Covid helplines to help people
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has launched special state wise Covid helplines to assist people in need.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan orders vaccination of veg sellers, grocery store owners
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) In view of steep rise in Covid cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday issued directions that those selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines and are 45 or above will be vaccinated on priority basis.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Why this exoplanet is at large distance from sun-like star
London, April 20 (IANS) A giant planet orbiting at a large distance around a sun-like star has presented a puzzle to astronomers because it does not seem to fit either of the two most well-known models for the formation of large gaseous planets, according to a study.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Pak FM to visit Iran
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is scheduled to embark on a three-day official visit to Iran from Tuesday to discuss bilateral relations, the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad said in a statement.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
10 states report 78% of new cases; 5 states account for 62% of active cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Of the total new cases reported in the last 24 hours, 78 per cent were reported from 10 states while 62 per cent of the active cases are in just five states.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
New cheap, DNA vaccine may offer protection from coronavirus
New York, April 20 (IANS) US researchers have developed a novel, low-cost DNA-based vaccine that may not only provide protection against existing variants of coronavirus, but also against its future strains.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Erode powerloom weavers stuck following 2nd Covid-19 wave
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The powerloom weavers of Erode in Tamil Nadu are stuck following the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic after the industry was slowly coming up after last year's lockdown .
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Real time satellite monitoring of Himalayas may help avoid disasters
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To avoid the Chamoli mishap from recurring, the Ministry of Science and technology with IIT Kanpur has conducted a study on how the satellite-based real-time monitoring of the Himalayan glacial catchments would improve understanding of flood risk in the region and help inform an early flood warning system that could help curb disaster and save human lives.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Shocking when country is crying, PM and HM are laughing in campaigns: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary of the Congress has said that she is totally devastated due to pandemic, getting news of people dying without any medical support. Speaking to IANS she said that this is not the time for the Prime Minister to campaign but to wipe the tears of the people's eyes and protect the citizens from the deadly virus. She said her party is working with compassion and is trying to help out the needy but she questions the Prime Minister --Is it time to laugh in political rallies?
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik lends a hand to civil service aspirants
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik has now turned his attention to aspirants for the Indian civil service with his new book "Indian Culture, Art and Heritage" to show how the amalgamation of the three elements have created, built and resurrected Indian society from its inception.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
World Youth Boxing: Seven more Indians assured of medals
Kielce (Poland), April 20 (IANS) India's Babyrojisana Chanu outclassed defending European Youth champion Alexas Kubicka at the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships as seven Indian boxers stormed into the semi-finals, thus confirming seven more medals on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Rahul Gandhi tests Covid positive
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-American tech executive to make 2nd Congressional run
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indiian-American tech executive, Rishi Kumar, is all set to make a second bid for the US House of Representatives in 2022, a media report said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
'Vicky Donor' turns 9: Ayushmann can still feel release day rush
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana's debut film "Vicky Donor" opened on this day nine years ago, and the actor still feels the rush he did on the day of release.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Next 2 decades to be volatile with no single superpower: US intel forecast
New Delhi/Washington, April 20 (IANS) In the international system, no single state is likely to be positioned to dominate across all regions or domains, and a broader range of actors will compete to advance their ideologies, goals and interests.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
My third Olympics will be different, asserts archer Deepika Kumari
Guatemala City (Guatemala), April 20 (IANS) Top Indian women's recurve archer Deepika Kumari said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympics will be a different experience compared to her previous two Games, and she is expecting a much improved perform in three months' time.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Other Sports
Apple will let Parler back on App Store: Report
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Apple has approved conservative social media app Parler's return to the iOS app store following improvements the company made to better detect and moderate hate speech.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India strategic investment plans intact: Coca-Cola
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Beverage major Coca-Cola Indias strategic investment of building long term presence in India is intact, a senior company executive told IANS.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ISRO invites scientific research proposals on AstroSat data
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Indian space agency has invited proposals from the nation's astronomy community for utilising AstroSat archival data and to carry out scientific research.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Close Tasmac liquor shops in TN: PMK's Ramadoss
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) PMK Founder S. Ramadoss on Tuesday demanded the closure of liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Arvind Kejriwal's wife tests positive for Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife Sunita Kejriwal has tested Covid-19 positive, sources in the Delhi government told IANS on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra CM, Guv extend birthday wishes to Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday extended birthday greetings to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Girl attacked by stray dogs in UP district
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was attacked by a pack of stray dogs while she was returning home from the market.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sun-kissed Sunny spreads warmth on the web
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Sunny Leone shared a string of sun-kissed images on Tuesday that capture her basking in golden glow.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka guv's presence in Covid meet irks both BJP, Congress
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka Governor, Vajubhai R. Vala deciding to preside over an all-party meeting to assess the Covid situation, has not only surprised the Opposition party, Congress but also the ruling party, BJP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Liberalised vaccination regime gives equities' wings
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India's key equity indices rose on Tuesday, a day after Centre decided to liberalise the vaccination drive.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MediaTek launches chipset for flagship 5G smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) MediaTek on Tuesday launched a new chipset for flagship 5G smartphones, Dimensity 1200, in the India market.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sony to keep PS3, Vita stores open: Report
Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) Sony has announced that it'll be keeping its PS3 and PlayStation Vita digital storefront open "for the foreseeable future".
2021-04-20
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Oxygen vehicles in UP to have GPS tracking
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) In view of the reported black marketing of medical-grade oxygen, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now asked the authorities to monitor all oxygen vehicles with GPS tracking devices.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bollywood welcomes Covid vaccine for all above 18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have welcomed the central government's decision to vaccinate to everyone above the age of 18 for protection against Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
La Liga and RFEF express opposition to Super League
Madrid, April 20 (IANS) Both the Spanish Football League (La Liga) and the Spanish Football Federation have confirmed their opposition to the proposed European Super League which was announced on Sunday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Convicted ex-Malay PM called out for tall tales in court
Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS) Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was accused on Tuesday of coming up with a "cock and bull story" to try to overturn his 12-year jail sentence for corruption and abuse of office.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
India to be third contributor to global GDP by 2040: US report
New Delhi/Washington, April 20 (IANS) While China will overtake the United States as the largest economy in the world by 2040, India will be a distant third contributor to the global GDP.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Locals protest after tourism banned in Nilgiris, Kodaikanal
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Tourist guides, operators and other concerned people blocked the highway at Kodaikanal after the Tamil Nadu government banned tourism in the major tourist spots of Kodaikanal and Nilgiris in view of surging Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
28 people freed from Taliban prison in Afghanistan
Kabul, April 20 (IANS) Six armed militants were killed and 28 people were freed from a Taliban detention centre after the Afghan army launched a special operation in Helmand province, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Noida firm to help in overcoming ventilator shortage
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) A Noida-based company, Agva Health Care, has come forward to help the Uttar Pradesh government in overcoming the shortage of ventilators in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US Ambassador to leave Russia temporarily
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on Tuesday said that he will return to Washington for consultations "about the current state of bilateral relations" between the the two nations.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
1,000-bed Covid facility to come up in BHU stadium
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) A 1,000-bed facility will be developed at the Banaras Hindu University's sports stadium with the help of the DRDO.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
CEC Chandra, EC Rajiv Kumar test corona-positive, discharge duties virtually
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar have tested positive for coronavirus infection. Both the top electoral body officials are now discharging their duty in virtual mode. Regular meetings are being held online by the two officials to conduct the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal, according to Election Commission (EC) sources.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RSS 'shakhas' go online in pandemic
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 'shakhas' have finally gone hi-tech.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
3rd UP Minister succumbs to Covid, govt announces weekend lockdown
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister of State Hanuman Mishra succumbed to Covid on Tuesday at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan's Osaka to request new emergency declaration
Tokyo, April 20 (IANS) Japan's Osaka prefecture will on Tuesday request the central government to declare a fresh state of emergency due to the continued surge of Covid-19 cases and the ensuing strain on healthcare facilities, authorities said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Union minister Jitendra Singh tests Covid positive
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Union minister of state in the Prime Minister's office, Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 with symptoms.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesia
Jakarta, April 20 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Tuesday with no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Tirupati bypoll most dubious, undemocratic in AP: TDP
Tirupati/New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In a 22-page letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the recently held Tirupati Lok Sabha bypoll will go down in the history of Andhra Pradesh elections as 'most dubious and undemocratic'.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid vax 'safe' in people with high-risk allergies: Study
New York, April 20 (IANS) Severe allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccines remain exceedingly rare, thus people with high-risk allergy histories can safely take the jabs, according to a study of 65,000 people.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Patna HC forms committee to inspect hospitals
Patna, April 20 (IANS) The Patna high court has formed a two-member committee in Bihar to inspect Covid hospitals and submit a report to the court. The committee visited Patna Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Bit shocking to see the ball turning so much: Samson
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain Sanju Samson said that he was surprised by how little dew came into play during their innings against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Delhi HC notice on SSR's father's petition to ban films on late actor's life
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued a notice on the petition filed by K.K. Singh, father of late Bollywood late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, seeking a ban on films inspired by the life of his son. Sushant's family lawyer Vikas Singh tweeted the information on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Goa IMA starts tele-consultation for Covid patients in home isolation
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) With an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases in Goa, the Indian Medical Association has started a free tele consultation programme for the patients, who are in home isolation and are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-Nepal king tests Covid positive after returning from Kumbh
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Nepal's former king, Gyanendra Shah, who returned from India after participating in the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, sources in the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ajay, Kajol wish Nysa as daughter turns 18
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol shared individual posts to wish daughter Nysa, who turned 18 on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TASMAC to issue tokens to curb crowding at liquor outlets
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC), which is the monopoly of liquor sale in the state, has now started issuing tokens at the outlets to reduce the crowding of consumers taking into account the surge in Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Parth Samthaan looks back at struggle as memories he'll cherish
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) He is a household name today but actor Parth Samthaan says there was a time when he didn't even have a place to stay.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health hacks for the work-from-home life
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) The work-from-home routine in 2020 brought many families closer as they found themselves under the same roof for an extended period of time. As curfews restrict movement and people have to home shelter, setting health goals can help you achieve wellness as a family while you stay safe.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Unnecessary crowd of musicians in the field today: Flutist Ronu Majumdar
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) Renowned Indian flute wizard Ronu Majumdar, who has as one of his feats the welcome song of Asiad Games 1982 with Pt. Ravi Shankar as well as a Grammy nomination, feels there is "an unnecessary crowd of musicians in the field" since many flute hobbyists often want to do full-time work based on a year of training.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Beauty, grooming and self-pampering during lockdown
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) After a tough 2020, most businesses saw a revival, some movement and an upswing in the first quarter of 2021. To gain an insight into how the beauty business has fared over the past six months, IANSlife caught up with Mrunmay Mehta, Head, Beauty and Luxury Beauty at Amazon India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Home decor tips for summer
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) A new season -- whether summer or winter -- always brings new vibes, new colours, and gives you an opportunity to redo your surroundings as per your mood.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Actor Pankaj Tripathi talks about the importance of 'Doodh Roti ki Shakti'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANSlife) "I have learnt that family, health and respecting the power of nature, is of utmost importance. We should understand the significance of the life we have and the relationships we have forged in our lives," said actor Pankaj Tripathi at the launch of Britannia Milk Bikis 100 per cent Atta product.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Depot blast not Russian act of state terrorism: Czech PM
Prague, April 20 (IANS) Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Moscow's alleged involvement in the 2014 ammunition depot explosion was not an act of state terrorism, but it was an attack by Russian intelligence agents on goods belonging to a Bulgarian arms dealer.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Czech Republic,Politics
Flak for Fadnavis as 22-year-old kin gets vaccinated
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis came under severe fire after it emerged that his 22-year-old nephew managed to get a life-saver Covid vaccine jab, allegedly violating Centre's norms, here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sudan officially repeals law on boycotting Israel
Khartoum, April 20 (IANS) The Sudanese government has officially approved a bill to repeal the law on boycotting Israel.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
'Israeli won't to request for holding polls in E.Jerusalem'
Ramallah, April 20 (IANS) Palestinian official believe that Israel won't respond to the the request for allowing residentis in East Jerusalem to participate in the upcoming general elections.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ajay Devgn to make OTT debut with web series 'Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness'
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is all set to make his digital debut with the crime drama web series "Rudra: The Edge Of Darkness". The actor will essay a gritty cop avatar that reimagines the iconic British series "Luther" for Indian audience.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Only 1% Covid vax administered in lowest-income nations: WHO
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) said that only 1 per cent of the 100 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered last week went in the lowest-income countries.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
South Africa captains fear suspension due to administrative crisis
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) South Africa's Test captain Dean Elgar, limited overs captain Temba Bavuma and women's captain Dane van Niekerk signed a statement by the country's cricketers in which they apologised to stakeholders due to the administrative crisis in Cricket South Africa (CSA).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Palestine moving towards gradual economic recovery: PM
Ramallah, April 20 (IANS) Palestine is moving toward a gradual economic recovery with a significant drop in coronavirus infections in the West Bank, Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Israel,Politics
When an innocent prank goes horribly wrong
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Natasha, Riya, Anjali and Katherine were best friends in college - each different from the other yet inseparable - until that night.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
SC stays Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 UP cities
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Allahabad High Court order directing lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh in the backdrop of the worsening Covid-19 situation.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctors in PPE kits are regularly visiting Covid wards: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In an effort to allay fear and panic amid the critical Covid-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that doctors were regularly visiting the dedicated wards in hospitals across the city, wearing PPE kits.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala to test 3 lakh people for Covid in next two days
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With Covid striking hard in Kerala, the authorities have decided to hold a second round of mass testing which will extend over two days starting Wednesday and is expected to cover around three lakh people.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Southern Railway to run specials to clear rush
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Southern Railway will run special trains or add additional coaches to existing trains to clear the rush of migrant workers wanting to go home, said a senior official.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Motorola launches two new affordable smartphones in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Motorola on Tuesday launched two new affordable G Series smartphones -- Moto G60 and Moto G40 -- in India, which will be available on Flipkart.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iraq poverty rate rises to 27% after currency devaluation
Baghdad, April 20 (IANS) Iraq's Ministry of Planning said the country's poverty rate has increased to about 27 per cent after the central bank devalued the Iraqi dinar against the US dollar, the official al-Sabah newspaper reported.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Andhra issues weather warning in 3 districts
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority special commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in Prakasam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
No financial data of Domino's India users leaked: Jubilant
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Jubilant Foodworks that owns the master franchise for Domino's Pizza in India on Tuesday said that although it experienced an information security incident, no financial data like credit card details of its users in the country were leaked on the Dark Web.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Humanitarian aid halted after attacks in Nigeria's Borno
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) The UN has temporarily halted humanitarian aid operations in Nigeria's northern Borno State following violent attacks, a spokesman of the world body said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Anupam Kher's mantra: I see myself in new people
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher has been there, done it all -- from Bollywood to Hollywood. His secret of survival over the decades, he would tell you, lies in his knack at identifying with the youth.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nodal officer to monitor oxygen, Remdesivir shortage in Goa pvt hospitals
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) The Goa Health Ministry will appoint a nodal officer to coordinate and monitor requirements of Remdesivir and oxygen in the private health facilities, amid a steep spike in infections.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National
Fitbit Luxe announced as premium fitness tracker at Rs 10,999
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Activity trackers and wearables maker Fitbit has officially unveiled its premium fitness tracker, Luxe, at Rs 10,999 with six months of Fitbit Premium free trial.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mumbai cops, FDA seize Remdesivir hoards
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Continuing the drive against hoarders, the Maharashtra Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) along with Mumbai Police raided two locations and seized large stocks of the much-in-demand Remdesivir injections, an official said here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Kuwait extends partial curfew until Ramadan end
Kuwait City, April 20 (IANS) Kuwait will extend the ongoing partial curfew until the end of Ramadan as part of the country's efforts to curb the further spread of Covid-19, the government announced.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Doorstep food delivery by Noida gurdwara for Covid-hit
Noida, April 20 (IANS) The surge in coronavirus cases compounded by shortage of beds and oxygen in hospitals has forced many patients to lock themselves at their houses. Shri Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Uttar Pradesh's Noida Sector-18 is providing two meals a day to the infected patients at their doorstep.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Telangana imposes night curfew to check Covid spread
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) The Telangana government decided to impose night curfew in the state from Tuesday till April 30 to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to empower Indian SMBs
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Microsoft India on Tuesday announced the general availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central, a comprehensive business management solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in India.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Iran's IRGC Quds Force names new deputy commander
Tehran, April 20 (IANS) Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh has been appointed the Deputy Commander of the Iranians Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) elite Quds Force after his predecessor died of heart disease.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
India men's hockey probables to assemble at SAI Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) A 33-member core group of the Indian men's hockey team will assemble for the national coaching camp at the Sports Authority of India's (SAI) South Centre. While 11 players have already been at the centre, they will be joined on Tuesday by the 22-member squad that toured Argentina.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Ukraine conducts massive anti-terrorism drills
Kiev, April 20 (IANS) Ukraine is conducting large-scale anti-terrorist exercises across the country to practice actions aimed at protecting strategically important infrastructures and state borders, authorities said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Delhi Lockdown: Migrants queue up at bus stands to rush home
Gurugram, April 20 (IANS) After the Delhi government imposed a week long lockdown from Monday night to curb the spike in Covid cases, in a replay of last year's migrants crisis, a large number of people gathered at bus stations here on Tuesday to flee from the city, fearing the shutdown of the public transport may force them to walk hundreds of kilometers.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
J&K announces measures to check Covid spread
Jammu, April 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir government decided on Tuesday to extend the night curfew to all municipal/local urban body limits in all the 20 districts of the union territory in view of the rising Covid cases.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
After troop pullout from Afghanistan, US to keep counter-terrorism ability
New York, April 20 (IANS) The US will maintain counter-terrorism capabilities after pulling out its troops from Afghanistan, according to Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Kerala Health Minister Shailaja goes into quarantine
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Tuesday informed that she was going into quarantine after her son and his wife turned Covid positive.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
E-commerce, OTT, gaming saw over 100% growth in 2020
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, online payments, indoor entertainment and gaming witnessed over 100 per cent growth in India last year, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
14 Hefazat leaders meet B'desh Home Minister
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Fourteen top leaders of the Hefazat-e-Islami militant outfit met Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and members of intelligence agencies in an effort to find a "compromise" following the widespread violence in the country.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Migrant workers trying to go back to home towns as Covid surges in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) The migrant workers in different parts of Tamil Nadu are making a beeline to the major railway stations trying to head back towards their home towns fearing a repeat of the 2020 lockdown. With fresh cases touching 50,000 numbers in the last ten days, the migrant workers are worried a lot.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
SC to hear UP govt plea against Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 cities
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the order passed by Allahabad High Court imposing a near total lockdown in five cities in the state, in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
JGU, Coursera to offer 3 online masters' degrees
Sonipat, April 20 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has partnered with Coursera to launch three online masters' degree programmes on the learning portal, the varsity said on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Haryana,Technology,Education
In new record spike, Telangana logs 5,926 cases
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) In a new record daily spike, Telangana logged 5,926 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths, health officials said Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Google adding new Earth Day wallpapers for Pixel phones
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) Tech giant Google is introducing a handful of new Earth Day-themed Pixel wallpapers this week.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Armed forces roped in to tackle soaring Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The government has roped in its armed forces to tackle soaring Covid-19 cases across the country.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: What is gut's response to immunity
London, April 20 (IANS) Our guts may not provide long-lasting systemic immunity from Covid-19, which is where immune cells circulate through the body to provide protection to other organs, finds a new study that may have implications for oral coronavirus vaccines.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
CSK should build their team around Ravindra Jadeja: Vaughan
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should build their team around Ravindra Jadeja considering his all-round abilities.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Global CO2 emissions set for 2nd-biggest spike in history: IEA
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are on course to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021,the second-largest increase in history, reversing most of last year's decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report released on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children
Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remdesivir arranged by BJP was for govt, confirms Maha Minister
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) In what turned out to be a storm in a tea-cup, the 60,000 vials of Remdesivir injections procured by the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was intended for the Maharashtra government, Foods & Drugs Administration Minister Dr. Rajendra Shingane admitted here on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
EU sanctions Myanmar individuals, companies
Brussels, April 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has imposed fresh sanctions on 10 individuals and two companies in Myanmar for their alleged involvement in the February 1 military coup.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Highest single day deaths of 1,761 in India, 2.59L cases (Ld)
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India reported highest single-day deaths of Covid-19 patients with 1,761 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,80,530 on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National
Another spell of rain, snow likely in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) Weather remained dry in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast another brief spell of rain and snow in the two union territories that will begin on Wednesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Leeds dent Liverpool's Champions League chances with 1-1 draw
London, April 20 (IANS) Diego Llorente's late header rescued a deserved point for Leeds in a 1-1 home Premier League draw against Liverpool.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India, US to coordinate efforts for stability in Afghanistan
New York, April 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar have agreed that the two nations will coordinate on efforts to promote stability in Afghanistan, from where Washington and NATO will be withdrawing their troops, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
More urban Indians suffer payment app frauds, identify thefts
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) More urban Indians are facing payment app frauds (24 per cent), identity thefts (20 per cent) and payment card frauds (18 per cent) than ever before during the pandemic, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
She does what even relatives don't - cremate bodies in pandemic
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) 'Ek Koshish Aisi Bhi' -- this is not the title of a film but words that today spell hope for those in distress.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Dead Bihar MLA's PA reveals ugly truth of hospitals in Bihar
Patna, April 20 (IANS) After the death of former Bihar education minister Mewalal Chaudhary, his personal assistant has made sensational revelations about the sorry state of health infrastructure in the state.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National
No US confirmation of lifting ban on vax raw material exports
New York, April 20 (IANS) US President Joe Biden's spokesperson Jen Psaki has refused to say if the US will allow the export of Covid-19 vaccine raw materials to India, a shortage that could impact global supply or set a timeline for dealing with the requests for relaxing the vaccine patent rights.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra Pradesh promotes all students from classes 1 to 9
Amaravati, April 20 (IANS) Besides cancelling classes for all students from classes I to IX, Andhra Pradesh government has also promoted all the students falling in this bracket.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
Pak temporarily bans travel from India
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan has banned travel from India for two weeks in the wake of the unprecented resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in the neighbouring country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Islamabad said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi to meet vaccine manufacturers today
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A day after announcing Covid vaccine for all above 18 years from May 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the vaccine manufacturers on Tuesday evening through video conferencing.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Liverpool's Milner, Klopp against Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder James Milner is against the formation of a European Super League and insists the players have no control over the decision which could change the face of football, echoing his coach Jurgen Klopp.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Liverpool's Milner, Klopp against Super League
London, April 20 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder James Milner is against the formation of a European Super League and insists the players have no control over the decision which could change the face of football, echoing his coach Jurgen Klopp.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Lebanon to adopt modern design for Beirut port reconstruction
Beirut, April 20 (IANS) The Lebanese government has said that the country will adopt a modern design for the reconstruction of the Port of Beirut, which was badly damaged in the August 2020 twin explosions.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
German Green Party names 1st-ever candidate for Chancellor
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) The federal executive committee of Germany's Green Party named Co-chair Annalena Baerbock as its first-ever candidate for Chancellor to contest in the country's federal elections in September.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Russia intercepts US, Norwegian patrol jets
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet intercepted US and Norwegian patrol planes above the Barents Sea, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security,Politics
Equity indices in green; banking, auto stocks rise
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Tuesday with healthy buying banking, finance and auto stocks.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Night curfew clamped in Puducherry from today
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) As Covid cases are rising, the union territory of Puducherry will impose night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m from Tuesday. All the hotels have been directed to shut their doors by 8 p.m. and to allow only parcel services after this time band.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4 poachers arrested in S.Africa's Kruger National Park
Johannesburg, April 20 (IANS) Four suspected poachers were arrested at the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the weekend, said South African National Parks (SANParks).
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Clubhouse valuation hits $4B, tough competition arriving soon
San Francisco, April 20 (IANS) As tech giants like Twitter, Spotify, Facebook, Telegram, Discord and LinkedIn go after it, invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse has reportedly raised fresh funding in Series C round, taking its valuation to $4 billion.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
With 2,59,170, India reports slight decline in daily Covid cases
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India has reported 2,59,170 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a slight decline against the previous day's tally of 2,73,810 which was the highest single-day spike ever.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Modi uses all might to win elections but not Covid: Sibal
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Amid surging cases of Covid in the country, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'not using all the might to control the pandemic but used it to win elections.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Manmohan Singh's condition stable: Health Minister
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in a stable condition at AIIMS.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Put money into migrants accounts as they are returning: Rahul
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has demanded that the government should transfer money into the accounts of the migrants who are compelled to go back home due to the lockdown and pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Dogs are mankinds best friends, and the fur balls also make for perfect pals in times of dire need. Many Covid-marooned citizens say they look at their four-legged friends at home as resident emotional props at a time when lockdown stress is beating everyone down.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Facebook launching Clubhouse rival this summer
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Alarmed at the popularity of invite-only audio chat app Clubhouse, Facebook is launching a similar product called Live Audio Rooms which will also be available on Messenger this summer.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Putin to address US-initiated climate summit
Moscow, April 20 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at a US-initiated summit on climate change via video link on Thursday, the Kremlin said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
S.African air force to help douse Table Mountain fire
Cape Town, April 20 (IANS) The South African National Defence Force announced that it will send helicopters as soon as weather permits to help douse the raging wildfire in the iconic tourist destination and biodiversity hotspot Table Mountain, the Western Cape provincial government said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S Korean users aim to sue Facebook over leaked user data
Seoul/New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A group of Facebook users in South Korea is pushing to sue the tech giant for passing users' information to other companies without their consent, judicial sources said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Doctor held in Mukhtar Ansari ambulance case
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) The Barabanki police, on Tuesday, arrested Dr. Alka Rai of Shyam Sanjeevani Hospital in Mau, in connection with registration of an ambulance on fake documents.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Temporary layoffs in EU hit record high
Brussels, April 20 (IANS) The pandemic-related restrictions introduced by the governments of the European Union (EU) member states have resulted in the closure of businesses and record temporary layoffs, according to authorities.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Twitter appoints Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering in India
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Twitter on Tuesday announced to appoint Apurva Dalal as Director of Engineering in India, the micro-blogging platform expands its engineering team in the country, a priority market and one of its fastest growing markets globally.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Missing UP girl found dead in haystack, family suspect
Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl, who went missing from her house, has been found dead in a haystack with injury marks on the neck.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No oxygen shortage in UP: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has acquired 750 tons of oxygen from the Centre and the 81 units across the state are producing more than 900 tons of oxygen per day.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Global weekly Covid cases reach new high: WHO
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) New Covid-19 cases worldwide have increased for the eighth week running, with a record 5.2 million infections reported in the past seven days and an alarming growth rate in young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Man strangles pregnant wife on suspicion in Meerut
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) Suspicion drove a man to strangle his wife to death in front of their six-year-old daughter in Bhawanpur area.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP man fined Rs 10K for not wearing mask
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A man from Deoria has become the first offender to be fined Rs 10,000 for not wearing a mask.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LA County residents deeply affected by pandemic: Poll
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Residents of the Los Angeles County have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 cris, with significant numbers citing the pandemic's adverse impact on their finances, health and children's education, according to a survey.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russian engineer found dead in Agra hotel
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), April 20 (IANS) A 55-year-old Russian engineer was found dead inside a room of a five-star hotel in Agra. He had been staying there for the last 17 days.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sukriti Kakar: Single tracks aren't the future, they are the present
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Singer Sukriti Kakar's recent single track "Galat hogeya" has received a good response, just as many independent tracks that are claiming top spots on the charts, giving tough competition to Bollywood music. Sukriti feels this is a great time for budding musicians.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rival fronts in Kerala continue to remain positive on election outcome
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) With just 12 days left for the votes to be counted, both the traditional rival fronts in Kerala continue to exude confidence that victory would be theirs.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
US Treasury announces new hub to coordinate climate policies
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced that it is creating a new "Climate Hub" in the department to help coordinate economic policies that address climate change.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Politics
Do away with referral system for Covid patients: Priyanka tells Yogi
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Congress National General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to do away with the referral system for admission of Covid patients in hospitals.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Moreno, Lasso begin govt transition in Ecuador
Quito, April 20 (IANS) Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno received President-elect Guillermo Lasso at the presidential palace in Quito to officially start the government transition process, with just over a month to go before the end of the current administration.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Cuban Prez elected head of communist party
Havana, April 20 (IANS) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has been elected as the new First Secretary of Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), as the successor to Raul Castro.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Cuba,Politics
Pinched by drugs crises, corona warrior battles for life
Jaipur, April 20 (IANS) This is the story of a 37-year-old corona warrior, who is a doctor by profession and is currently battling for life on a ventilator, awaiting medicines which could have improved his health. However, the delayed availability of the drugs is raising questions on the respect and regards shown to corona warriors by both the Central and the state government.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
$14,000 prize for idea on ocean sustainability
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Satellite Applications Catapult are launching the first-ever 'Hack the Planet' competition, in search of innovative, impactful and scalable ideas that will tackle the threats facing communities around the world, linked to ocean degradation and the climate crisis.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Know how Modi devised strategy to combat 2nd wave of Covid
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As the country is struggling to cope up with the unprecedented second wave of the deadly Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings to come up with a strategy to neutralize the threat posed by the lethal virus.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Unsure whether vax effective against Indian variant: UK Health Secy
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) British Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he cannot give any assurances that the current vaccines the UK has against Covid-19 will be as effective against the new variant of the virus that originated in India.
2021-04-20
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Monuments dwarfed by encroachments
Agra, April 20 (IANS) Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to free the string of monuments in the city of encroachments that were seen as a major threat to the health and safety of these precious properties.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Non-essential shops in Patna to open 3 days a week
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Amid the rise in the number of Covid-positive patients, the authorities in Patna have issued fresh guidelines on the operation of non-essential shops. Chandrashekhar Singh, the District Magistrate of Patna, directed that non-essential shops will remain open only three days a week.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 141.8mn
Washington, April 20 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 141.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
The constant phoenix - GR Iranna
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) For artist GR Iranna, ash represents the parallels between life and death.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
US, Russia national security advisers discuss ties
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and his Russian counterpart have discussed bilateral relations and the prospect of a US-Russia summit, the White House said in a statement.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
'Slowdown caused by Covid not putting brake on climate change'
Geneva, April 20 (IANS) The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, said a UN report.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Naomi Campbell: Air conditioning gives me wrinkles
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Model Naomi Campbell believes air conditioning gives her wrinkles, so she makes sure she switches it off when she goes to bed.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Act against vax hoarders, not political opponents'
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Minister Ashok Chavan has said the government should use the central agencies against hoarders of Covid vaccines and injections, instead of using them against the political opponents.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Texas A&M University scientists identify new Covid variant
Houston, April 20 (IANS) A new variant of Covid-19 has been found by scientists at the US Texas A&M University, the media reported.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Jessica Biel's life with two kids is 'a wild, wild ride'
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel admits that life has changed after she was blessed with her second baby. Calling it a "wild, wild ride", she says two children are a lot of work.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN chief says China-US cooperation vital
United Nations, April 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said that the cooperation between China and the US is important and expressed the hope that big countries will commit to net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by the middle of this century.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Russia: Up to 200 fighters killed in Syria airstrike
Berlin, April 20 (IANS) At least 200 fighters were killed in an airstrike on a rebel camp in Syria by Russian fighter jets, according to military sources in Moscow on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Germany,Defence/Security,Politics
UK records lowest daily coronavirus death toll since Sep
London, April 20 (IANS) Britain has recorded another four coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest daily increase since early September last year, the official data showed on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'No lockdown in Karnataka, seeking people's cooperation'
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka revenue minister, R. Ashoka on Monday said that there is no proposal before the government to enforce lockdown or partial lockdown to contain the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Greece lifts Covid quarantine rules for travellers from EU, others
Athens, April 20 (IANS) Greece has lifted the self-quarantine requirement for travellers arriving in the country from the European Union (EU), the UK, the US, the United Arab Emirates, Serbia and Israel, Greece's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka oppn averse to lockdown, favours Section 144
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Bengaluru legislators and MPs on Monday unanimously favoured imposing Section I44 - prohibition of unlawful assembly of people instead of enforcing measures like lockdown, partial lockdown or night curfew.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kannada music director breaks down while explaining his ordeal to get an oxygen cylinder
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) Hours after Kannada film director, Guruprasad, lashed out at Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, noted Kannada music director, comedian and director, Sadhu Kokila, on Monday appealed to the general public to be very vigilant about the Covid-19 pandemic and follow the safety protocols.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Active Covid cases cross 1-lakh mark in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 20 (IANS) As epicentre of the pandemic in Karnataka, active Covid cases in this tech city crossed 1-lakh mark, with 9,618 new cases in a day, said the state health department bulletin on Monday.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Terrorists killed in Shopian refused to surrender (3rd Ld)
Srinagar, April 20 (IANS) The two terrorists killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday belonged to the proscribed terror outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, they were given an opportunity to surrender but they fired indiscriminately at the security forces triggering the encounter, officials said.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Residents associations of Chennai step up vigil on Covid behaviour
Chennai, April 20 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases mounting, the residents associations of Chennai are cooperating with the police, revenue and the Greater Chennai Corporation authorities to ensure that people are wearing masks and observing social distancing.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
CBI registers case in alleged fund diversion of DSUIB
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against unknown officials of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), unknown officials of the Bank of Baroda, Paharganj Branch, New Delhi, and other unknown persons on allegations that the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), under the government of NCT of Delhi, had carried out fraudulent transactions,.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Can't guarantee performances, can guarantee fitness: Dhoni
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Monday said that while he can't guarantee performances, he tries to keep himself fit to keep up with the younger players.
2021-04-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
EC transfers four police officers in West Bengal
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Three days before the sixth phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission transferred the Superintendents of Police of East Burdwan and Birbhum districts, and the Commissioner of Police of Asansol-Durgapur.
2021-04-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhoni predicts turn, Samson surprised by it
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni's experience in cricket helped him to predict correctly the timing of the turn on the pitch. But his opposite number in Rajasthan Royals (RR), also a fellow wicket-keeper, was shocked by the turn during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Tension in TN hospital as kin cite lack of oxygen for deaths
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tension prevailed at the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu on Monday with the relatives of patients alleging the death of six patients due to disruption in supply of oxygen.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Jadeja, Ali spin CSK to 45-run win over RR
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinners Ravindra Jadeja (2/28) and Moeen Ali (3/7) weaved a web around Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsmen to help their team win their Indian Premier League (IPL) match by 45 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Meeting to choose new CBI chief to be held after May 2, SC told
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, would not be available to participate on May 2 meeting of a high-powered committee, including the Prime Minister, for appointment of the CBI Director, and therefore, it will be convened after May 2.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid control room to resume functioning in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) The Covid-19 control room will resume functioning in Hyderabad in view of the massive surge in the cases.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Two terrorists killed in Shopian encounter (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) A second terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and the security forces in the Zeipora area of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'All eligible in J&K must get vaccinated immediately'
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) Describing the present situation as challenging, a top Jammu and Kashmir official on Monday asked all eligible people to get vaccinated immediately.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana CM tests positive for Covid
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday tested positive for Covid-19, a top official said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Champions League expanded as Super League slammed
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has threatened to ban players from international competition after plans for a breakaway Super League competing with the Champions League sparked a furious row in European football.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
TTD Chief Executive to head Andhra Covid command centre
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) Amid rising coronavirus infections, the Andhra Pradesh government on Monday appointed Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) executive officer K.S. Jawahar Reddy as the Chairperson of Covid command and control centre.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
NDMC offers its institutions to create facility for 8K Covid beds
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid the shortage of beds for Covid patients, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday offered its schools and community centres to create an infrastructure for 8,000 beds.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jubilant arm develops oral Remdesivir to treat Covid
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Drug maker Jubilant Pharmova's subsidiary Jubilant Pharma on Monday said it has developed an oral formulation of remdesivir for non-invasive treatment of coronavirus.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
BJP parliamentary board to decide next CM of Assam : Amit Shah
Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's joint leadership has brought a remarkable change in Assam, but the BJP's parliamentary board would decide the next Chief Minister after the declarations of the results of the elections.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Decision on Covidcurbs to be taken on April 20: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, April 19 (IAN) Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa said on Monday that decisions to issue fresh rounds of curbs to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state will be taken after discussing it in an all-party meeting that is scheduled to be held virtually at 4:30 pm on Tuesday (April 20).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Covid-19 resurgence may impact securitisation volumes: Crisil
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Securitisations volumes in the near term could be impacted by rising Covid-19 cases and the resultant restrictions being imposed in a number of states, said ratings agency Crisil.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra govt hospitals equipped with 41,662 doses of Remdesivir
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) Amid the resurging Coronavirus pandemic, Andhra Pradesh health department on Monday took an inventory of its Remdesivir injections, hospital beds and other crucial items required to tackle the virus in government hospitals.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
WeWork India launches WeWork Business Solutions
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Flexible workspace company WeWork India on Monday announced the launch of WeWork Business Solutions (WBS) for its members.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Educational institutes in Himachal to close till May 1
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday decided that all educational institutions of the state would be closed till May 1.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
SC notice on plea questioning Indian brands of honey
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and states on a plea seeking permanent ban on all unauthorised production, and companies and individuals carrying out illegal adulterated honey business.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra logs 5,963 Covid cases, active tally at 48k
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Monday reported 5,963 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 9.68 lakh, while the state's active cases breached the 48,000-mark to reach 48,053.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tech Mahindra acquires 100% stake in DigitalOnUs
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Digital transformation leader Tech Mahindra on Monday said it has acquired DigitalOnUS, a leading hybrid cloud and DevOps services provider, to augment hybrid-cloud offerings for enterprise customers globally.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
ender-affirming hormone therapy may up high BP risk
New York, April 19 (IANS) Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) was associated with blood pressure changes in both transgender men and women, according to new research.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
K'taka contemplates to postpone Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat polls
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's rising second wave, Karnataka is contemplating postponing elections the to zilla panchayats (ZPs) and taluk panchayats (TPs).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Neha Kakkar: My fans are my extended family
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Singer Neha Kakkar says she loves creating content and interacting with fans on social media. The signer along with her husband Rohanpreet Singh will create short content for a social media platform.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK to imposes travel restrictions on passengers coming from India
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The UK will impose travel restrictions on air passengers coming from India due to the fast-spreading coronavirus variant in the South Asian country, reports said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Varun Konidela's selfie is about his Monday mood
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Konidela expressed his Monday mood to fans with a selfie on social media.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deputy Election Commissioner holds review meeting with TN officials
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The Deputy Election Commissioner of India, Chandra Bhushan Kumar, on Monday held a review meeting with the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu, Satyabrata Sahoo, and other officials on the counting arrangements at the centres. The meeting was held through video conferencing.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
As Covid cases spike, Kerala enforces two weeks night curfew
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) A high level committee, chaired by Kerala Chief Secretary V.P. Joy, on Monday decided to impose a night curfew from 9 p.m to 5 a.m. starting Tuesday, for the next two weeks in order to curb the rising spike in Covid cases in the state.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: People across the world will identify with 'Toofaan'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feels his upcoming boxing film "Toofaan" is an underdog tale about "spreading love", which is why the audience is sure to connect with the Farhan Akhtar-starrer.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India known as 'pharmacy of world' because of pharma industry's efforts: PM
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is because of the efforts of the pharmaceutical industry that today India is identified as 'pharmacy of world'. He made this remark during an interaction with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Persepolis the toughest test of my career: FC Goa's Martins
Goa, April 19 (IANS) FC Goa midfielder Glan Martins, who has earned praise for his exploits in the first two Group E games of the AFC Champions League (ACL), feels that the game against Iran's Persepolis FC on Tuesday will be the 'toughest test' of his career.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Cricket
Playing Ahilyabai inspired child star Aditi Jaltare to study harder
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Child actress Aditi Jaltare, who plays the role of Ahilyabai Holkar in the show "Punyashlok Ahilyabai", says she has imbibed a lot from her on-screen avatar.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP to hold small public meeting in the remaining phase of West Bengal Polls
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Concerned with the rising case of Covid, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday decided not to hold big rallies in poll bound West Bengal.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chennai Super Kings make 188/9 vs Rajasthan Royals
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Cameos from Dwayne Bravo (20 not out off 8 balls) and Sam Curran (13 off 6 balls) helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) put up a challenging 188 for nine in their 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vaccine for all above 18 years: Thackeray thanks PM
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday warmly welcomed the Centre's decision to allow vaccination for all citizens above the age of 18.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kajal Pisal on battling Covid: I'm in the worst phase of my life
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Television actress Kajal Pisal tested positive for Covid-19. She says her condition has only worsened despite the fact that a fortnight has passed after she contracted the coronavirus.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon vs Future: SC says will decide case, stays HC proceedings
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the proceedings before the single judge and division bench of the Delhi High court on the Amazon-Future deal.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lavanya wants you to try this while everyone's checking their phones
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) South star Lavanya Tripathi's Monday post on Instagram suggests a quirky activity while everyone is busy checking their phones.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AIIMS to shut OPD services from Apr 22, switch to teleconsultation
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid the surge in Covid-19, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday announced it was shutting its physical OPD services from April 22 and postponing routine admissions of patients in view to augment resources for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shetty talks about lockdown stress in new post
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday opened up on the need to stay fit and healthy amid the stress caused by lockdown and other restrictions. The actress also highlighted the importance of keeping one's body safe from the effect of restricted movements.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jagananna Vidya Deevena credits Rs 671 crore into mothers' accounts
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday credited Rs 671.4 crore into the mothers' bank accounts of 10.8 lakh students pursuing higher education as part of theJagananna Vidya Deevena scheme.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Baramullaa-Banihal railway line to be electrified
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The 137 kilometer Baramulla-Banihal railway line in Jammu and Kashmir shall be electrified and work on the project shall be started in a week's time,Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Maniesh Paul asks fans how he looks clean-shaven
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul took to Instagram on Monday to post a selfie flaunting a clean-shaven look, dressed in a blue hoodie.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Karnataka Governor to hold all-party meet on Covid resurgence
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala would preside over an all-party virtual meeting on the Covid pandemic's second wave sweeping the southern state on Tuesday, an official said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Nagal crashes out in first round of Barcelona Open
Barcelona, April 19 (IANS) The pressure of playing back-to-back qualifiers followed by a main draw match the next day took a toll on India's top-ranked tennis player Sumit Nagal as he bowed out in the opening round of the ATP 500 Barcelona Open on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Tulsi Kumar feels blessed to have performed at Vaishno Devi shrine
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Singer Tulsi Kumar performed at Vaishno Devi, and she says it was a blessing to be able to perform at the shrine during the ongoing festival of Navratras.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MLA asks Yogi to defer panchayat polls
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) BJP MLA from Banda, Prakash Dwiwedi, has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, asking him to immediately stop the ongoing panchayat elections.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sukhbir Badal to sue 2015 police firing case probe chief
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said he had never met Ajit Singh, a witness in the 2015 Kotkapura police firing case, and that he would file a defamation suit against Inspector General (IG) Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh for falsely claiming that he had tried to lure the witness.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
After 4 Covid deaths, Andhra secretariat employees seek wfh facility
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) With four Andhra Pradesh secretariat employees succumbing to Coronavirus in the past four days, employees on Monday requested the state government to allow them to work from home.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Yogi govt won't impose lockdown in 5 cities
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will not implement the lockdown in five cities as ordered by the Allahabad High Court on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
J&K logs 1,516 new Covid cases, active cases cross 12K
Jammu, April 19 (IANS) An alarming Covid-19 spread continued in J&K on Monday as 1,516 new cases came to light during last 24 hours and the number of active cases crossed the 12,000 mark.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Sneha Khanwalkar on composing music for 'Kathmandu Connection'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Composer Sneha Khanwalkar is back scoring music for the upcoming web series "Kathmandu Connection". She says it was a different experience composing music for a thriller.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Religious parties stand with proscribed TLP in countrywide strike
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Prominent religious political parties along with many religious organisations have decided to side with the freshly proscribed religious organization, Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), announcing a shutter-down strike on Monday, in protest against the violence and protests, that have led to clashes between the police, and have claimed lives of locals.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Kerala passenger fined for not wearing mask on Chennai flight
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) A domestic air passenger was fined for not wearing a mask inside the flight on Monday, a police official said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Everyone above 18 eligible for anti-Covid vax from May 1 (ld)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Union Government on Monday announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against Covid-19 from May 1. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
To save Great Indian Bustard, SC recommends underground powerlines, divertors
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed formation of committee to evaluate feasibility of underground powerlines to save the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) from extinction.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Religious, political parties misused Islam to damage Pakistan: Imran
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has lashed out at political and religious parties in the country for misusing religion for their own personal gains.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Bipasha Basu has 'prayers for all' during these testing times
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu on Monday uploaded an Instagram image that captures her meditation. In the caption, she spoke of how humanity is the need of the hour more than ever, during these times of the pandemic.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid: Sena wants special LS meet, BJP seeks Maha legislature session
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) The ruling Shiv Sena and Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday demanded special sessions of the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Legislature respectively to discuss the Covid-19 situation.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Migrants once again queue up at bus stands to head home
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) After the Delhi government announced a week long lockdown from Monday 10 p.m. to arrest the spike of Covid cases, Anand Vihar and Kaushambi bus stands of Delhi and UP are once again abuzz with migrant labourers, who are fleeing from the city fearing that the shutdown of the public transport may force them to walk hundreds of kilometers, a scene reminiscent of the last year.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Sanya Malhotra flaunts a few throwback moves
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra on Monday posted a throwback dance video on Instagram, where she is seen adding a contemporary touch to the song "Radha" from the 2000 film "Lagaan".
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maharashtra's Covid 'rage' cools, but active cases increase
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A day after setting new records, Maharashtra's Covid-19 cases and fatalities fell significantly on Monday though the number of active cases spiked, health officials said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Corona test mandatory for patients visiting Haryana hospitals
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday said COVID-19 test would be conducted for patients going to private and government hospitals with symptoms like cough, cold, sore throat or fever to ensure proper treatment is given to them.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Rahul Bose looks for solutions amid growing Covid crisis
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose on Monday shared words of encouragement with netizens at a time when the nation is battling the second wave of Covid.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19: Oxygen requirement in Goa likely to double in future
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Even as the state's requirement for oxygen is set to double, according to Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, the state government is leaving no stone unturned to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies, even reaching out to government and private players in states like Kerala and Karnataka.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National
Sharon Osbourne plans a tell-all book on 'The Talk' controversy
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) British television personality Sharon Osbourne, who got into a heated discussion about her friend Piers Morgan with "The Talk" host Sheryl Underwood, says she didn't sign any gagging order and is all set to write a tell-all book about what happened.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rising Covid cases, curbs pull markets' lower; Sensex down 1.80% (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Rising cases of Covid-19 infections, along with imposition of new movement restrictions to curb the virus' spread, pulled India's equity markets lower on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
South India Rally postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The South India Rally, a round of the 2021 Indian National Rally Championship (INRC), scheduled for April 23-25, has been postponed in the wake of fresh government restrictions due to rising number of Covid-19 cases, organisers Madras Motor Sports Club said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Motorsports
Deepshikha Nagpal: With my personality I can't be cast in a 'bechari' role
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Television actress Deepshikha Nagpal rose to fame after playing some grey shades and negative roles. She says while being cast in negative roles used to bother her earlier, she has now made peace with the situation.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Centre nod for credit support for SII, Bharat Biotech
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost vaccine production amid rising Covid cases, the Centre has given in-principle approval for credit to vaccine-makers, the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech, it was announced on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Saiyami Kher: Keep politics, religion aside during 'darkest times'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Saiyami Kher on Monday requested all to keep politics and religion aside, as we pass through one of the darkest phases in human history owing to the pandemic.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lockdown or curfew? Decide in 48 hrs, HC tells Telangana
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to take a decision within 48 hours on imposing night curfew or weekend lockdown to check the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rahul Chahar has got bowling intelligence: Jayawardene
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Leg-spinner Rahul Chahar isn't just skillful but has also developed the ability to tweak his game-plan as per the batsman's strategy, said Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Mahela Jayawardene on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Lack of management at makes attendants angry LBS hospital
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Abdul, a 38 year-old hospitality management employee, waiting for his turn to get his Covid-19 test done at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital on Monday, questioned the safety the preparations, saying that a sample testing centre was made at the corner of the building resulting in congestion.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arjun Kanungo: OTT must credit musicians while using songs
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Singer Arjun Kanungo on Monday addressed streaming platforms, asking them to give singers and musicians due credit if their tracks are used in any online production.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remdesivir injections airlifted to MP
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) Efforts are on to provide better treatment to patients infected with coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh. The measures include Remdesivir injections which have immensely helped treat the people. These injections are being supplied by airways in different parts of the state so that the people who need it can get them in time.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Everyone above 18 eligible for anti-Covid vax from May 1
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Union Government on Monday announced that everyone above the age of 18 will be eligible to get a vaccine against Covid-19 from May 1. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two bar girls raped in Patna, accused held
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Two bar girls including a minor were allegedly raped by an orchestra organiser in Patna on Sunday, an official said here on Monday. The accused has been arrested.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BPCL starts supply 100 MT of medical grade oxygen to hospitals
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Oil marketing major BPCL has started the supply of medical grade oxygen to hospitals at 'no cost' in the view of shortage impacting critical patients of Covid-19.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Marvel unveil first Asian superhero Shang-Chi
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Marvel Studios have unveiled the teaser trailer and first look of their first superhero film with an Asian protagonist, "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings". The launch happened on Monday, to mark the birthday of Canadian actor Simu Liu, who plays the title role of superhero Shang-Chi.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
KIMS performs highest number of Covid double lung transplants
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), have performed 12 Covid double lung transplants amid 50 lung and heart transplants overall between September 2020 and April 2021, the institution said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid resurgence: Bengal reeling under scarcity of beds
Kolkata. April 19 (IANS) The family members of Manas Santra - a 51-year-old businessman from South Kolkata who was detected with Covid-19 on Sunday mornin -- allege he was rejected by all the government hospitals before he was admitted to a private nursing home where there is hardly any facility to treat a covid patient.
2021-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
New party takes charge of Tripura tribal autonomous council
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) After a landslide victory, the newly formed 'TIPRA Motha', which in the April 6 elections had defeated the ruling BJP-IPFT alliance, took over the governance of the politically important Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
UEFA delays decision on Munich and other Euro 2020 hosts
Berlin, April 19 (IANS) European football ruling body UEFA has given Munich and other cities further time to decide on whether fans can be admitted to Euro 2020 games this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Justice Srikrishna-led panel to manage Gokarna Mahabaleshwara temple: SC
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a committee headed by former top court judge Justice B.N. Srikrishna to manage the affairs of the ancient Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple in Karnataka, as an interim arrangement.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
PM emphasises on transformational role of doctors in society
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged doctors from cities with experience in Covid management to reach out to those in the underserved areas by hand-holding, training, online consultations to ensure that protocols are followed.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telangana CM tests positive for Covid
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has tested Covid positive, a top official said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
As Covid soars, Maha hints at more stringent lockdown norms
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases and fatalities continue to soar, leaders of Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) on Monday hinted at even more stringent lockdown norms likely to be clamped to break the chain of the virus.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Covid positive Sameera Reddy shares family health update
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Sameera Reddy on Monday opened up on how the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting children. The actress took to social media to share how she and her husband tested positive soon after their children, Nyra and Hans, contracted the virus.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ashok Gehlot govt bets big on renewable energy
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) In the first Board of Investment (BOI) meeting chaired by CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday, Rajasthan Government cleared the customised package of incentives for investment worth over Rs. 1,67,000 crore in the state, of which the major contributor sector is renewable energy.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Covid: Third booster vaccine may make immunity last longer
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The coronavirus is mutating, producing new variants and spreading rapidly across the world. While the available vaccines may be able to hold fort against these new variants, it is not yet known how long our immunity will last. Hence, a third booster vaccine or an annual vaccine may be key in protecting people, health experts said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
BJP, oppn criticise night curfew decision in Bihar
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Amid rising Covid cases, the BJP in Bihar challenged the night curfew decision of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said that it will not help fight the pandemic in the state.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Bihar,National
Biden summit 'needs' emissions reduction, finance commitments
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) US President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders' Summit on Climate on April 22-23.
2021-04-19
Category: International, India,Politics
ICC bans Sri Lanka cricketer Lokuhettige for eight years
Dubai, April 19 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka ODI and T20 cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige was on Monday banned from all forms of cricket for eight years after an International Cricket Council (ICC) Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the world cricket governing body's Anti-Corruption Code.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Hamilton abandons bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games
London, April 19 (IANS) The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Monday was left with no clear bidders for the 2026 edition of its biggest sporting extravaganza after the Hamilton Bid Committee abandoned its bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Barkha Singh to play con bride in romantic crime thriller series
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Barkha Singh is all set to essay a con bride in an upcoming romantic crime thriller web series, where she features alongside Tanuj Virwani.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing Covid positive
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the AIIMS for treatment after testing Covid positive on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Chennai Super Kings here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Rashmika Mandanna: No film industry is different, everyone is a storyteller
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) Actress Rashmika Mandanna started her career with Kannada film and successfully entered Telugu and Tamil films. She is now set to make her Bollywood debut with "Mission Majnu", followed by her role in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Goodbye". Rashmika feels there is no difference when it comes to working in any industry.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19: Parents should not allow youngsters to party on Goa beaches, says Health Minister
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Parents should rein in youngsters partying on Goa's beaches without following SOPs, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday, saying such reckless abandon was causing a spike in Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National
Notice to HP University VC over his appointment
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Principal Secretary to Governor-cum-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University and its Vice-Chancellor Sikander Kumar in a petition demanding to quash the latter's appointment.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
One terrorist killed in J&K's Shopian encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) One terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in the Zeipora area of South Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Congress questions govt over UAE claims of brokering Indo-Pak contact
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has questioned the government over an UAE diplomat's claims of brokering contacts between India and Pakistan.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Congress opens Covid Control room in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) With Covid cases in Kerala spiking, the Congress on Monday decided to open a state level control room in the party headquarters here, to address doubts of people among other objectives.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Hardik's fielding inside circle adds to India's resources
Chennai/Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Hardik Pandya's shoulder niggle seems to have turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Indian team since due to the injury they have been able to discover a close-in fielder.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
New sweat sensor can alert impending Covid cytokine storm
New York, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a sweat sensor that acts as an early warning system for a looming cytokine storm -- a surge of pro-inflammatory immune proteins --, which could help doctors more effectively treat patients Covid-19.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Raje's silence on BJP in her tweet on bypolls surprises party leaders
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Although it has been two days since the by-polls are over in Rajasthan, the tweet shared by former CM Vasundhara Raje on voting day continues to be a point of discussion. It raised eyebrows in political corridors and surprised many senior leaders as she did not mention the party even once: rather, she asked voters to follow Covid protocol while voting.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Resurgent Covid to heavily dent 2W sales: MOFSL
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Resurgence of Covid-19 cases is expected to drag the two-wheeler sectors' off-take lower by 30-50 per cent in April, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL) said in a report.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Puducherry death rate at 1.5%, higher than national average
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) After five Covid patients died in Puducherry in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 713, the Union Territory touched a fatality rate of 1.5 per cent which is above the national average of 1.2 per cent.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Nikki Tamboli asks fans to 'move on' from 'Bigg Boss 14'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Nikki Tamboli, who was last seen in the controversial reality show "Bigg Boss 14", has urged fans to stop fighting about issues that cropped up on the reality show. Nikki tweeted on Monday urging fans to "move on", promising them "exciting news soon".
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India-born Druva raises $147M at $2B valuation
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Cloud data protection and management company Druva on Monday announced it has raised $147 million led by CDPQ, a global investment group, taking its valuation to $2 billion.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Kareena: Came back gaining eight kilos after Tuscany trip with Saif
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor Khan says she gained eight kilos after her recent holiday in Tuscany with her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, because all she did was watch the chef make pizzas day!
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tough competition for slots has made hockey team formidable: Lakra
Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) India hockey team forward Shilanand Lakra says the extremely tough competition for a place in the senior team has made it a formidable unit, and the results were visible during the tour of Argentina recently.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
India Open badminton tournament postponed due to Covid-19
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The India Open Super 500 badminton tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the rising cases of Covid-19 in New Delhi, Badminton Association of India (BAI) general secretary Ajay Kumar Singhania said in a virtual press conference on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
After 24 yrs, resettlement of Mizoram's tribals in Tripura begins
Agartala, April 19 (IANS) The resettlement of Reang tribal refugees, sheltered in seven relief camps in northern Tripura after they fled from Mizoram 24 years ago following ethnic strife in the adjoining state, started on Monday, more than 15 months after an agreement was signed in Delhi, officials said.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Free 'last ride service' resumes in Cyberabad
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) With increasing number of calls for transportation of bodies of Covid victims to crematoriums, Feed the Needy team in Cyberabad on Monday resumed its free 'last ride service'.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Britain considering 'range of options' to prevent Super League
London, April 19 (IANS) The British government is considering a range of options to prevent the European Super League from going ahead, a spokesperson for the prime minister has confirmed.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC junks Trinamool leader plea seeking 100% VVPAT in Assembly polls
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea by Trinamool Congress leader seeking a direction to the Election Commission to introduce 100 percent Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system in the EVMs amid the ongoing polls. VVPAT is a method of providing feedback to voters using EVMs.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Allahabad HC orders lockdown in 5 UP cities till April 26
Prayagraj, April 19 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Monday ordered a complete lockdown in five cities in Uttar Pradesh till April 26.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
BJP demands action against Sena MLA for 'threatening' Fadnavis
Thane, April 19 (IANS) The Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party President and legislator M. P. Lodha on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad for allegedly threatening Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis after a row erupted over the seizure of a Remdesivir stock on Saturday-Sunday night.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
FC Goa on a real high, says rival team Persepolis FC coach
Goa, April 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa received huge praise from rivals Persepolis FC head coach Yahya Golmohammadi on Monday, who said that they will be a really tough team to beat when the two teams clash on Tuesday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Night schedule of long distance buses to change in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu state transport corporation is to alter the services of long distance buses which generally ply after 7 p.m. With the surge in Covid cases, the department will be altering the services of these buses to morning time instead of overnight and late night travels.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Punjab imposes stricter curbs as Covid cases rise
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases continue to rise rapidly in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered stricter restrictions beginning on Tuesday, including extension of night curfew timings from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., closure of all bars, cinema halls, gyms, spas, coaching centres with restaurants and hotels to be open only for takeaway and home delivery.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Indian Navy seizes drugs worth Rs 3K cr from Pakistani boat, meant to fund terror
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Indian Navy seized a Pakistani fishing boat with contraband worth approximately Rs 3,000 crore in the Arabian Sea on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Covid-19: Goa NSUI activists demand postponement of Class X, XII exams, detained
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Forty National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists were detained by the Goa Police amid protests outside Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's official residence in Panaji, demanding scrapping of exams for Class X and XII due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in the coastal state.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National
Now transfer your FB posts, notes to Google Documents, WordPress
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Facebook on Monday introducing two new data portability types that will help users directly transfer their posts and notes to Google Documents, Blogger and WordPress.com.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Big B recites 'Hanuman Chalisa' in first look of Kunal Kohli's 'Ramyug'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Kunal Kohli launched the first look of his series "Ramyug" on Monday. Amitabh Bachchan recites the "Hanuman Chalisa" in the first look of the show, to be launched on an OTT platform.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
We are nursing Hardik's shoulder, he may bowl later: Mahela
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Hardik Pandya, who hasn't bowled at all in the first three matches of Mumbai Indians, could be bowling in this Indian Premier League (IPL), said Mahela Jayawardene, the head coach of Mumbai Indians.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Mamata Banerjee blames 'outsiders' for spread of viruS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the people coming from outside for election purposes responsible for the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the state. Asking the people not to panic, the chief minister said that the government will take every possible step to put a check on the uncontrolled spread of the virus.
2021-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
DRDO develops SpO2 based oxygen delivery system
Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed SpO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) supplemental Oxygen Delivery System for soldiers posted at extreme high altitudes.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
What lies behind Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan's challenge to the state?
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan's government has been put under a severe challenge and test by an Islamist party, which has wrecked havoc in the country this week with its anti-France protests, demanding the government to expel the French Ambassador and cut all relations with the European nation over blasphemous cariacatures against the Prophet Mohammad.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Kangana talks of parents' love story on their wedding anniversary
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday tweeted about the love story of her parents, on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. She shared a black and white photograph of her parents' wedding in the post, too.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Medical team attacked in UP district
Ballia (UP), April 19 (IANS) Three medical personnel, including two doctors, and their driver were injured after their car was attacked by a group of people when they had gone to give medicines to a Covid patient.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Black marketing of medicines thrives in MP amid 2nd Covid wave
Bhopal, April 19 (IANS) As the second wave of coronavirus infection in Madhya Pradesh takes a turn for the worse, there is a shortage of facilities at the hospitals in the state and the black marketing of medicines and medical equipment is also going on.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chahar vs Ashwin key battle in MI-DC clash (Lead Preview: Match 13)
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The finalists of the last edition, both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have taken the early initiative this season and climbed to the top half of the points table and are just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore, who sit at the top.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Challenging outing for racer Rabindra at Monza
Monza (Italy), April 19 (IANS) India's Akhil Rabindra and his French team-mate Hugo Conde faced a tough test in the European GT4 Championship, retiring in Race 1 and finishing 13th in the second at the Monza circuit in Italy.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Mumbai City extend winger Bipin Singh's contract till 2025
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City FC on Monday extended the contract of 26-year-old winger from Manipur, Bipin Singh, till May 2025.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Amid Covid, Andhra suspends classes for 1 to 9 standards
Amaravati, April 19 (IANS) Amid resurging Coronavirus cases, the Andhra Pradesh government has suspended classes for students from standards I to IX from Tuesday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Schools to remain shut in Bengal till further notice
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Considering the unprecedented spurt in Covid-19 cases, the West Bengal government has announced that all the state-run schools will remain closed from Tuesday till further notice.
2021-04-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
NASA launches mini helicopter on Mars in historic feat
Washington, April 19 (IANS) In a historic feat for humankind, NASA on Monday successfully launched the first powered, controlled flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on another planet.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Top Hefazat leader sent to 7-day custody for attempt to murder, vandalism
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Monday placed radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam's joint secretary general Mamunul Haque on seven-day remand in a case filed last year at the Mohammadpur police station.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Chahar vs Ashwin key battle in MI-DC clash (Preview: Match 12)
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) The finalists of the last edition, both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have taken the early initiative this season and climbed to the top half of the points table and are just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore, who sit at the top.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Online grocery orders surge as Delhi announces lockdown
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ordering a week-long lockdown on Monday, online delivery platforms saw a huge rush in orders, with order waiting time increasing by three-four days in the capital as well as in the NCR.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Delhi liquor shops witness long queues as city goes for lockdown
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Long queues were witnessed at Delhi liquor shops on Monday after the Delhi government announced a week long lockdown in the national capital due to the rising Covid cases. Social distancing went for a toss as people queued up to get their stock for the week.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi government announces lockdown, exempts essential services (ld)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) In an attempt to curb the spread of Covid in the national capital, the Delhi Government has announced a weeklong lockdown starting from 10 pm on Monday night to 5 am next Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM raises alarm over vaccine, oxygen shortage
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday urged the Centre to send immediate supplies of vaccines and also give quick approval for two new oxygen plants in the state amid concerns over depleting stocks of both.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Complete lockdown in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula on Wednesday
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab's Mohali, along with Chandigarh and Haryana's Panchkula, will remain under complete lockdown on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami, to avoid gatherings amid the surging Covid cases in the region.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Spurs sack Mourinho; Mason may be named caretaker
London, April 19 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday less than a week before he was due to lead the club in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.
2021-04-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
IndianOil starts oxygen supply to Delhi, Haryana, Punjab
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India's largest refiner, Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil), on Monday said it has begun the supply of 150 MT of medical oxygen at "no cost" to various hospitals in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Kriti Sanon wraps up shoot for 'Bhediya'
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Kriti Sanon has wrapped up her shoot for the upcoming supernatural film "Bhediya". The actress announced the shooting update on her Instagram account on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami hospitalised
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Monday was admitted to a private hospital here.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tragic scenes at LNJP as bodies pile up in ambulance
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) As Covid cases are rising in the national capital, tragic scenes emerge from Delhi's largest Covid hospital LNJP, where family members have to wait for long for the bodies of their near and dear ones at the mortuary of the hospital.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ludhiana police chief tests Covid positive despite full vax
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Over a month after getting the second dose of coronavirus vaccine, Ludhiana's Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Rakul Preet shares her recipe to beat summer heat
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh on Monday shared her recipe to beat the summer heat.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Many TN districts reel under vaccine shortage
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar has said there is a stock of 8.8 lakh corona vaccine doses and several districts in the state have reported a shortage of vaccines even as Covid-19 cases witness a resurgence.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SBI General launches helpline for health insurance customers
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Non-life insurer SBI General Insurance Company Ltd on Monday said it has launched "Healthline", a 24x7 helpline service for its health insurance customers.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
NBFC body seeks inclusion of education in ECLGS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC) has urged the government to include the education sector under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS).
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Italy yet to transfer 10 cr compensation; SC says it knows how ministries work
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it is awaiting the receipt of Rs 10 crore compensation for the kin of two Indian fishermen killed by Italian Marines off the Kerala coast in February 2012.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
British PM Johnson cancels visit to India, will hold virtual meet (ld)
New Delhi/London, April 19 (IANS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his trip to New Delhi which was scheduled for next week, in view of the severity of the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in India.
2021-04-19
Category: International, India,International
Japan urges Myanmar to release detained journo
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) The government in Tokyo on Monday called on Myanmar to release a freelance Japanese journalist detained by security forces in Yangon.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Japan,Politics
'Prevention only way to fight Covid spread'
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah, superintendent of Srinagar city's chest diseases hospital and renowned pulmonologist warned people on Monday to take all possible precautions to check the spread of Covid-19 and to ensure that the situation does not get out of control.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh extends lockdown for another week
Dhaka, April 19 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to extend the nationwide lockdown for yet another week to counter the spike in coronavirus infections, an official said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Shubhangi Atre turns selfie queen in Covid isolation
Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) TV star Shubhangi Atre is currently quarantined after testing Covid positive, says isolation has made her a selfie addict.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's health system near collapse, no option except week-long lockdown: CM (afternoon ld)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Imposing a second round of lockdown in Delhi was the need of the hour as an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases has brought the health system close to collapse, Delhi Chef Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, before announcing a week-long lockdown in the national Capital.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Intensive Care Units in Coimbatore filling up fast
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) With an increase in Covid patients, the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Coimbatore are fast filling up. In Coimbatore Government Medical College, 50 per cent of the ICU beds are already filled up and in the ESI medical hospital, all the 14 ICU beds are filled.
2021-04-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Russia-US rapprochement? (Opinion)
The recent announcement by the White House sources that US President Joe Biden has proposed that he and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold a summit in a third country in the coming months, has increased hopes of a rapprochement between the two old rivals.
2021-04-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
Navalny's health 'satisfactory' after move to prison hospital
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) Detained Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny is in "satisfactory" condition after he was moved to a prison hospital, the country's jail authority said on Monday.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics