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Prakash Raj alleges political involvement in MAA elections
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Prakash Raj, who was defeated by Vishnu Manchu in the recent elections of the Movie Artists Association (MAA), has alleged foul play by the Manchu family in the elections.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Snapchat to bring family safety tools to protect minors using its app
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) With an aim to make its platform safer for minors, Snapchat said it is preparing to introduce its own set of "family engagement" tools in the coming months.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Global labour union urges EU to widen antitrust probe against Amazon
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After the US, fresh voices are now being raised in the European Union (EU) to widen its probe into anti-competition practices of Amazon after it was accused of allegedly copying popular products and manipulating search results to boost its own brands in India.
2021-10-22
Category: International, India,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
I am hoping that 5-0 record in T20 World Cup will become 5-1: Younis Khan
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan is hopeful of Pakistan turning the tables on India and making the overall scoreline 5-1 in the high-octane clash of the ICC men's T20 World Cup. He added that players who can deliver the goods in the high-pressure encounter become legends of the game.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
50% rise in breast cancer among middle-aged women in India: Report
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Since the last three years, there has been a 50 per cent rise in middle-aged women (aged 35-50 years) reporting cases of breast cancer in India, said doctors at a private hospital here on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
'Molnupiravir may be a game changer in fight against Covid-19'
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Anti-viral drug Molnupiravir may emerge as the game changer in the fight against Covid-19 as studies suggest it can reduce the risk of hospitalisation or death in newly-diagnosed patients, an expert says.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
I will go with India as favourites to win vs Pakistan: Karthik
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has said that India are the firm favourites to win their opening match in the ICC men's T20 World Cup against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
DoT amends RoW rules defining framework for laying aerial OFC to facilitate 5G
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Department of Telecommunication (DoT), has by way of gazette notification, amended Indian Telegraph RoW Rules November, 2016 to prescribe various terms and conditions for laying overhead Optical Fiber Cable (OFC).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Galaxy Z Flip3 starts getting Oct 2021 Android security patch globally
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung has released the October 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip3 globally.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Facebook to pay French publishers for reusing their content
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As pressure mounts on social media platforms to pay news publishers for using their content, Facebook has reached a multi-year pact to pay French publishers for resharing their content on its platforms.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Media,Technology
Winging abroad: AirAsia India expected to soon get international flying permit
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) with AirAsia India getting close to obtaining international flying rights, conglomerate Tata Sons, will in the near future, have four airlines with permits for overseas operations.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nadda to inaugurate BJP's ST morcha meet in Ranchi
Ranchi, Oct 22 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will inaugurate a two-day national working committee meeting of the party's Scheduled Tribe (ST) morcha in Ranchi on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
SpaceX's SN20 Starship prototype completes its 1st static fire test
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) SpaceX, run by tech billionaire Elon Musk, has conducted the SN20 Starship prototype's first static fire test as part of its preparation for the spacecraft's launch.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Technology
Red Bull's Verstappen most popular driver; Hamilton third: F1 survey
Austin (Texas), Oct 22 (IANS) Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen is the most popular Formula 1 driver, with the Dutchman receiving a whopping 14.4 per cent of the votes, not just from the Dutch audience but from fans from other countries as well, especially the United States and Japan.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Sports,Motorsports
realme elevates Madhav Sheth to lead brand expansion globally
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Smartphone brand realme on Friday said it has elevated Madhav Sheth as President of the International Business Unit (IBU), touted as the first Indian global CEO in the smartphone industry.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Missing 6-year-old boy in Hyderabad found dead
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) A six-year-old boy, who had gone missing from his house in Rajendranagar, was found dead in a lake on Friday, police said.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S.Korean Prez visit Europe next week
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make a three-nation European trip next week for a G20 summit in Italy, the COP26 climate summit in the UK, as well as a state visit to Hungary, his office said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Digvijaya missing from Cong campaign in MP, party says will appear soon
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) Amid spirited campaigning for the by-elections to three Assembly constituencies and a Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh, the absence of Congress veteran and former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh from the scene has raised questions.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
95% people do not need BJP: Akhilesh
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday took a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Minister Upendra Tiwari for saying that 95 per cent people do not need petrol, and said 'the truth is that those people do not need the BJP'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
3 in 4 S.Koreans support shift to 'living with Covid-19': Poll
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Three quarters of South Koreans agree with the need to shift to the "living with Covid-19" scheme, a poll revealed on Friday, as the government is moving to phase out coronavirus restrictions under the new policy next month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Sobering Effect: Gwyneth Paltrow 'barely had alcohol' since Covid diagnosis
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow was diagnosed with Covid in 2020, and since then she's hardly had any alcohol at all.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
With four kids in Tamil movie, director cans shots after 20 rehearsals
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Arunachalam Vaidyanathan, who made his directorial debut with the Prasanna-Sneha starrer 'Achchamundu Achchamundu' and also directed films such as Arjun-starrer 'Nibunan' and Mohanlal-starrer 'Peruchazhi', besides co-producing 'Seethakathi', is currently busy with 'Shot Boot Three'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
7 killed in clashes between rival Rohingya factions in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in clashes between two rival factions of Rohingya refugees at a camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US reaches interim deal with 5 nations on digital services tax
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US announced that it has reached a deal with Austria, the UK, France, Italy and Spain on digital services taxes (DSTs) during the interim period prior to the implementation of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) global tax agreement.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP positioning Cong as key player in UP, says SP
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) In an interesting twist to the political drama in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has alleged that the Congress is being positioned as the main challenger to the BJP by the Yogi Adityanath government itself.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Instagram launches new effects to edit, perform with music on Reels
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram on Friday launched three new effects to help users edit Reel based on music and provide on-screen lyrics.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Israeli PM departs for Sochi to meet Putin
Tel Aviv, Oct 22 (IANS) For the first time after taking office earlier this year, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departed for Sochi on Friday where he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Fijian Parliament elects new President
Suva, Oct 22 (IANS) The Fijian Parliament on Friday elected Ratu Wiliame Katonivere as the new President after he received majority votes.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Fiji,Politics
Int'l students will be able to return to Canberra in 2022
Canberra, Oct 22 (IANS) Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), announced on Friday that international students who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to return to Canberra for the start of the 2022 academic year.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Education,Politics
Lab-grown 'mini brains' to pave way for dementia treatment
London, Oct 22 (IANS) UK researchers have developed 'mini brains' that allow them to study a fatal and untreatable neurological disorder causing paralysis and dementia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
IANS Review: 'Babloo Bachelor': Amusing, but only with bits of hilarity (IANS Rating: **1/2)
Film: Babloo Bachelor (running in theatres)
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
European Parliament calls for sanctions on Poland
Warsaw, Oct 22 (IANS) The European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission and European Council to launch infringement procedures against Poland.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Poland,Politics
The paradigm shift towards gifting
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) To keep the value and quality of what you offer, whether it's a romantic breakfast in bed or a royal wedding gift that will be remembered for years. The concept of gift-giving has taken on a number of shapes in today's society. Devina Singhania, the Founder of 'LE JAHAAN', a local home and decor accessories company, explains how the gifting paradigm has shifted.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Let the festivities begin
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) With the festive season on in full swing, iconic brand Johnnie Walker, is all set to re-energize the country's after-hour culture. Through its one-of-a-kind campaign #RevibeTheNight, the brand brings together beloved music artists like Divine, Ritviz, Lisa Mishra, Taba Chake along with popular indie bands like When Chai Met Toast and Mad Boy Mink, among others to perform live across iconic community spaces in India.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
T20 World Cup: Ireland win toss, opt to bat against Namibia
Sharjah, Oct 22 (IANS) Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and opted to bat against Namibia in the 11th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, here on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
No drug chats between Aryan Khan-Ananya Panday: NCB sources
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Despite the brouhaha over Ananya Panday's grilling by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), official sources hinted on Friday that there is apparently no evidence of any 'drug-related exchanges' in her alleged WhatsApp chats with Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Qantas to launch new Sydney-Delhi route in Dec
Canberra, Oct 22 (IANS) Australia's flag carrier Qantas on Friday announced its plans to launch a new route from Sydney to Delhi in December with three return flights per week, building to daily flights by end of the year.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Two Delhi hospitals get 5 high-tech ambulances
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi's premier hospitals -- Ram Manohar Lohia hospital as well as Safdarjung hospital -- received five high-tech ambulances on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Am sure Indian T20 team has lots of respect for Pakistan: Rahane
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Ahead of the clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup on October 24 at the Dubai International Stadium, India cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said that Virat Kohli's side should not take Babar Azam's team lightly, adding that "past records don't matter" in the shortest format.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Population of New Zealand's largest city falls for first time
Auckland, Oct 22 (IANS) In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand's population growth slowed down with the largest city of Auckland recording a decline for the first time ever, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NATO Ministers agree on defence plan, investment in innovation
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) NATO Defence Ministers have endorsed a plan to defend against potential attacks on multiple fronts and agreed to launch a billion dollar fund to finance new technologies.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
NZ outlines new Covid protection framework
Wellington, Oct 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Friday outlined its fresh Covid-19 protection framework to deliver greater freedom for vaccinated citizens, which is more flexible than the current alert level system.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bengali thriller 'F.I.R. No. 339/07/06' set to release on OTT
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Bengali film 'F.I.R. No. 339/07/06' starring Bonny Sengupta, Ankush Hazra, Falaque Rashid Roy and Ritabhari Chakraborty is digitally releasing on Friday after a theatrical stint.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Reduced demand for firecrackers in TN post-Covid
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Many wholesale shops in Tamil Nadu selling firecrackers have witnessed a slump in business and traders have attributed the reduced demand due to a shortage of funds in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the high rates of the products.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Anil Charanjeett wins praise from Rohit Shetty for 'Suraj Aur Saanjh'
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Anil Charanjeett who is known for his memorable roles in 'PK', 'Raees', 'Golmaal Again', 'Sanju', 'Simmba', 'Shershaah' and more, has won praise from ace director Rohit Shetty for his series 'Suraj Aur Saanjh'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Char Dham Yatra resumes as weather clears up in U'khand
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As weather cleared up in Uttarakhand, Char Dham Yatra restored on Friday with more than 16,000 devotees resuming the pilgrimage from the Rishikesh camp.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Kuwait airport to operate at full capacity from Sunday
Kuwait City, Oct 22 (IANS) The Kuwait International Airport is ready to operate at full capacity from Sunday, according to aviation authorities.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
IANS Review: 'Bhavai': Pratik Gandhi shines as Ravan in an attempted eye-opener (IANS Rating: ***)
Film: Bhavai (running in theatres)
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Twitter acquires group chat app Sphere
London, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its Communities, micro-blogging site Twitter has acquired a chat app called Sphere, which was co-founded by British serial entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Romanian Prez nominates Defence Minister as PM designate
Bucharest, Oct 22 (IANS) Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has nominated Nicolae Ciuca, Defence Minister in the caretaker cabinet, to try and form a new government as Prime Minister.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Romania,Politics
PMK to oppose new sand quarries in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) PMK founder S. Ramdoss has said his party would hold protests against the proposed sand quarries in Tamil Nadu. The state government has announced that it would open 15 new sand quarries and do away with the practice of importing sand.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Apple to launch iPhone SE 3 in Q1 2022 with LCD display
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new iPhone SE model with an LCD display, upgraded connectivity and internals in 2022.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
French PM announces special inflation allowance
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announed a special inflation allowance of 100 euros ($116) for people with a net monthly income less than 2,000 euros.
2021-10-22
Category: International, France,Business/Economy,Politics
Nadal crosses over to Kia's electric-powered EV6
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Spanish star Rafael Nadal, who electrifies the tennis court with his game, will be using an electric-powered EV6 crossover made by Korean car manufacturer Kia Corporation.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Tennis
TDP workers troop in to support Chandrababu's protest
Amaravati, Oct 22 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders and workers from different parts of Andhra Pradesh were pouring at the Mangalagiri party headquarters where party president N. Chandrababu Naidu continued his sit-in on Friday to protest Tuesday's attacks allegedly by the workers of ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Priyanka to flag off 'Pratigya Yatra' on Saturday
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress General secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will flag-off the three 'Pratigya Yatras' from Barabanki on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala CPI-M slams police over mishandling 'missing' baby issue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) A top CPI-M leader on Friday slammed the Kerala Police for failing to register the case of a young mother looking for her missing baby.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Naga peace talks hit roadblock with rebel leaders adamant on flag, Constitution
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Centre has continued the Naga peace talks with Isak-Muivah faction of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM) leaders, but negotiations face roadblocks as the Naga leaders are adamant in their main demands for a separate Constitution and flag.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
China suspends 5 airlines after Covid cases on flights
Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Administration of China has suspended five Chinese and international airlines after Covid-19 cases were reported on flights, Samaa TV reported on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, China,International
Tim Paine looking for early all-clear from doctors to begin Ashes preparations
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Australian Test captain Tim Paine is looking for an early all-clear from his doctors, after surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his neck in September, so that he can begin his competitive comeback to lead his side during the Ashes beginning December 8 at Brisbane.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Sandalwood upbeat as big-budget Kannada flicks taste success at box-office
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) The Kannada film industry is upbeat after the success of two big movies - 'Kotigobba 3' and 'Salaga' - that released last week. Both movies managed to get fantastic openings, drawing huge crowds after the Covid restrictions were lifted and they are running to packed houses across Karnataka.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Being an athlete had a tremendous role in shaping my personality: Deepika
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Deepika Padukone pridefully announces to the world her recent association with the 3-stripes family. She exultantly feels that this alliance helps her connect back with the athlete and fitness enthusiast in her.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Scandal hits German media giant Axel Springer
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) German media giant Axel Springer SE has suspended the editor-in-chief of Europes highest-selling tabloid, Bild, after articles in the New York Times and Der Spiegel revealed unknown details of a compliance investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying, The Guardian reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Adele's 'Easy On Me' is most-added song in US radio history
London, Oct 22 (IANS) English singer-songwriter Adele's 'Easy On Me' has already been recognised for setting first-day records for Spotify streams and YouTube views. After a week of adds and airplay, 'Easy On Me' has broken several records on radio, including becoming the most played song in US radio history during a song's first week on air.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz
NATO countries bear primary responsibility for Afghan situation: Putin
Moscow, Oct 22 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bears primary responsibility for the current situation in Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Japanese skywatchers spot Jupiter hit by another space rock
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) Skywatchers in Japan have observed a flash in the atmosphere of the planet's northern hemisphere likely caused by an asteroid slamming into Jupiter, the media reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Science/Tech
Romantic comedies attract me, says Sanya Malhotra (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra says she is organically attracted to light-hearted romantic comedies, and that's probably the biggest reason for her to do the film 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India Inc unscathed for now, but power prospects hinge on coal availability: Report
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Regulated coal supplies to non-power sectors and allowing participation of captive miners amid an increase in production by the key supplier -- Coal India -- may help corporate India avoid what appeared to be a major power crisis in the making until recently, but the threat still looms when power demand picks up from here, rating agency Crisil said in a report.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SIT chief of Lakhimpur Kheri case, 5 other IPS officers transferred
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred six IPS officers, including Upendra Agarwal, who is heading the SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Sri Lanka hope to iron out top-order problems in Dutch outing
Sharjah, Oct 22 (IANS) Former World T20 champions Sri Lanka will look to solve top-order problems in their last First Round Group A match against the Netherlands, while the Dutch will want to give their most decorated cricketer, Ryan ten Doeschate, a winning farewell when the two sides meet at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium later on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Israel to reopen to vaccinated tourists from Nov 1
Tel Aviv, Oct 22 (IANS) Starting from November 1, Israel will be reopened to tourists fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to a plan jointly drafted by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's office and the Ministries of Tourism and Health.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Taliban govt assures Pak of not supporting TTP, BLA
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led interim government in Afghanistan has assured Pakistan that it will not support or allow its soil to be used by terror outfits, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), against Islamabad, expressing desire to maintain good relations between the two neighbours.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs submits 3,000-page charge sheet
Kochi, Oct 22 (IANS) After 15 long months, the Customs on Friday submitted a 3,000-page charge sheet in the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case at the economic offences court here.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
100 cr vaccination a landmark step for Indian tourism revival: FAITH associations
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) FAITH, the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI), have jointly expressed their deep gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for leading a national effort of the Central and state governments, MPs and State Legislatures and most critically all vaccine warriors to achieve the 100 crore vaccination landmark.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
One falls to death as fire breaks out in 61-storey Mumbai building (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A fire erupted on the 19th floor of a 61-storey residential building in south Mumbai, sending panic waves among the residents and resulting in the death of one person, here on Friday, officials said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vikrant Massey to 'renew the wedding vows' with TV premiere of '14 Phere'
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda-starrer '14 Phere' released on OTT a few months back and it received rave reviews from the audience and critics alike. The film tells the story of two lovers who belong to different castes and how they go about convincing their parents to allow them to get married.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Covid pandemic killed 80K-180K health workers till May 2021: WHO
Geneva, Oct 22 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has killed an estimated 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers from January 2020 till May this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Delhi court junks bail plea of activist Sharjeel Imam
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A court here on Friday refused to entertain the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student and activist Sharjeel Imam in a 2019 case related to alleged inflammatory speeches against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan, India among countries of concern on climate change
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) A latest report by the US Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has revealed that Pakistan and India are part of 11 countries, singled out and marked as highly vulnerable in capabilities to respond to environmental and societal crisis, triggered due to climate change.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Panic as fire breaks out in 61-storey Mumbai building
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) A fire erupted on the 19th floor of a 61-storey residential building in south Mumbai, sending panic waves though there are no casualties.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Your ultimate festive season beauty checklist
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) After the long dull period of the pandemic and lockdowns, one must be looking forward to the festival season with new excitement and zest. So obviously you want to look and feel your best. Beauty regimes are not just skin deep, they de-stress and uplift your spirits. Prepare for the special celebrations this festive season with the ultimate beauty well-being checklist which will not only make you look good on the outside but also shine from the inside.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Keeping up with heritage brocades
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) From easy-going kurtas to elaborate saris, brocades continue to be a favourite among Indian designers and celebrities. Its timeless appeal and intricacy make it one of the most luxurious Indian handlooms. Owing to the ongoing festivities, there have been plenty of brocade sightings. Here's a round-up of all the celeb-approved styles you can bookmark.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Biden says US will defend Taiwan if China attacks
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that Washington was committed to coming to Taiwan's defence if it comes under attack from China - a stance that seems in opposition to America's stated policy of "strategic ambiguity", CNN reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,International
Tejashwi dares Nitish to travel by road in Bihar
Patna, Oct 22 (IANS) While attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the condition of roads in the state, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav challenged him to travel on the roads.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Pawan, Rana aim to recreate 'Gopala Gopala' magic in 'Bheemla Nayak'
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Despite being a remake, Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati-starrer 'Bheemla Nayak' has managed to top the list of the most-anticipated Telugu movies. Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati's collaboration is one reason behind the hype around this movie.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
NCPA reopens with a spectacular line-up
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) After a prolonged hiatus of nearly one and a half years, Mumbai's premier arts and cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is geared up to welcome the audience back from October 29. With a specially curated line-up for art lovers, there is something in store for everyone from Theatre to western classical and Hindustani classical music, classical dance and International music.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The rise Of The Indian hemp industry
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) The current breed of entrepreneurs who sell hemp products in India generally find themselves, with a question, from their regular consumers "Will this get me high?" A similar query isn't part of the psyche when it comes to plant-based products like tea, coffee, seeds, oil, powder etc.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sanya Malhotra thrilled with response to 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar' trailer
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The audience has been going gaga over Sanya Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani-starrer 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar' ever since it teased them with its superbly cut trailer. Sanya and Abhimanyu's chemistry in the teaser hooked the audience from the word go and left the audience waiting for the trailer to surface.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
30 abducted school children released in Nigeria
Abuja, Oct 22 (IANS) Thirty school children, who were kidnapped from a secondary school in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kebbi more than four months ago, were released by their captors, the government said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nigeria,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dutch investigators hack Tesla's driving data storage system
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) A team of Dutch forensic researchers decrypted Tesla's data storage system, providing access to a trove of information that could be useful in crash investigations, media reports said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar all praise for 'Ratnan Prapancha'
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Popular Kannada actor and 'Power Star' Puneeth Rajkumar took to social media to shower praise on 'Ratnan Prapancha', which started streaming on Friday on the OTT platform Prime Video.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Bhuvan Bam reveals singing in bars before YouTube fame
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Bhuvan Bam has opened up on his journey from singing in bars to becoming one of the most popular Youtubers in the country.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP to start door-to-door campaign in MP bypoll areas
Bhopal, Oct 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will begin a door-to-door campaign in the poll-bound areas from Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Turn to the humble coconut for skin care
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANSlife) When it comes to skin and hair care, products find it hard to compete with multitasking coconut-based products. While coconut-based hair and skin oil is known to have pre-grooming and conditioning effects on hair, its varied components such as Vitamin E make it an ideal agent for skin-care benefits.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Paine's olive branch to England pacer Anderson after controversial remark
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Australian Test skipper Tim Paine is trying to mend fences with England pace bowler Jimmy Anderson after the wicketkeeper-batter's controversial remarks that "no one is forcing them (England)" to come and play in Australia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Faleiro appointed Trinamool's national vice president
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Goa Chief Minister Luizinho Faleiro has been appointed as the national vice president of the Trinamool Congress, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Love Story' ends theatrical run on a high prior to OTT release
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Akkineni Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi-starrer 'Love Story' is one of the biggest hits from the Telugu film industry in recent times. With huge collections at the box-office, the movie has been one of the most-watched films at the theatres post Covid.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
NCP MP's naughty 'Happy Birthday' wish for Amit Shah goes viral
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Among the lakhs of wishes that Union Home Minister Amit Shah got on his 57th birthday on Friday, one video-greeting message from medico-cum-actor-turned politician and Nationalist Congress Party MP Dr. Amol R. Kolhe stands out, almost literally.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Income of 97% household has decreased: Priyanka Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Centre over the issue of inflation, saying the income of 97 per cent household has declined.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UP farmers resent Haryana ban on paddy procurement
Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Farmers from western Uttar Pradesh are up in arms against the Haryana government's order of banning paddy procurement from other states, including Uttar Pradesh.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Assam govt team touring Andhra to study education reforms
Amaravati, Oct 22 (IANS) A team of Assam government officials are currently touring Andhra Pradesh to study the reforms introduced in the state's education sector, which range from providing books and uniforms, mid-day meals, and financial assistance to mothers of school-going children.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
PhonePe users to get assured cashback on mobile recharges
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India's leading digital payments platform PhonePe on Friday announced assured cashback up to Rs 50 on prepaid mobile recharges.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Global cues buoy indices; realty stocks rise (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Positive Asian markets along with value buying buoyed India's key equity indices during the early-morning trade session on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Congress trims its Kerala unit by half
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) With the Congress trimming the office-bearers list in its Kerala unit by nearly half from over 100 to 51, an uneasy calm prevailed in the party offices in the state.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
UP's SGPGIMS starts new facilities for haemophilia, leukaemia patients
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow now has two new facilities -- haemophilia physiotherapy unit and a new ward for Peripherally Inserted Central Cannula (PICC) Line Care Centre for painless chemotherapy of leukaemia patients in the Department of Haematology.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
N.Korean delegation to attend UN climate conference in Glasgow
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) A North Korean delegation is expected to attend the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, later this month, a Seoul official said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Krafton to launch 'PUBG: New State' globally on Nov 11
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean game developer Krafton on Friday announced that its upcoming game 'PUBG: New State' will officially launch on iOS and Android in more than 200 countries on November 11.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Paytm may directly head for IPO without a Pre-IPO to fast-track listing
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Paytm is headed for a $2.2 billion IPO and multiple sources confirmed on Friday that the fintech giant is considering not to go ahead with the Pre-IPO plans so as to fast-track the companys market debut timeline.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Parineeti Chopra: 2021 is my biggest birthday present
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Parineeti Chopra is having a "working birthday" this year, which she tags as her "biggest present" as she has received appreciation for her films which the actress didn't get in the last couple of years.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Five climbers rescued from Nepal peak, 1 missing
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Five climbers -- four foreigners and a guide -- who were stranded on the Mera Peak in Nepal due to bad weather and massive snowfall have been rescued, with one mountaineer still missing, authorities said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kartik Aaryan's 'Dhamaka' trailer clocks over 38 million views across platforms
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan's performances and the box-office numbers of his films have made him the most sought after star of B-town. The actor has so far worked in rom coms, dramas and comedies but that's about about to change as he will be soon seen in a powerful role in the upcoming action thriller titled 'Dhamaka'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Houthis claim responsibility for missile attack on Saudi base
Sanaa, Oct 22 (IANS) Yemen's Houthi militia have claimed responsibility for launching five ballistic missiles at a military base in Saudi Arabia.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
US CDC approves Moderna, J&J shots, mix-match doses
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Covid booster doses and has given the freedom for people to mix and match the third shot.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots cinematographer dead on movie set
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Veteran actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming a scene in the US state of New Mexico, causing the accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Tokyo, Osaka plan to lift restrictions on eateries
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) The local governments in Japan's Tokyo and Osaka have planned to lift Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars next week in light of declining infections across the country.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Don't eject David Warner out of Playing XI, Shane warns skipper Finch
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Australian spin wizard Shane Warner has backed embattled opener David Warner, saying that he should not be dropped from the side for the opening game against South Africa in the ICC T20 World Cup on October 23 on the basis of a patchy form.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amid pandemic, renewable jobs globally reached 12 mn: IRENA
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Amid Covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, according to the eighth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Father-son duo Akhil-Nagarjuna set to storm the screen
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Akhil Akkineni is currently enjoying his success, as his recently released romantic comedy 'Most Eligible Bachelor' has become quite a big hit. The young and promising actor is all set to share the screen alongside his father Akkineni Nagarjuna in their upcoming thriller.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
SC issues notice to ex-Twitter India MD on UP govt plea
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea by Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Karnataka High Court order quashing notice of personal appearance issued to then Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Death toll from Nepal floods, landslides reaches 101
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The death toll from floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by unseasonal rainfall has increased to 101, with 35 others still missing, according to authorities.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Among Us' to hit Xbox and PlayStation on Dec 14
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) The mystery-party-action game 'Among Us' is coming to PlayStation and Xbox consoles on December 14.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tension simmers as Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan announces long march to Islamabad
Lahore/New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Lahore police have allegedly detained over 1,000 activists and workers of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) during a crackdown that was intensified across the Punjab province after the group announced a long march to Islamabad after the Friday prayers, Dawn reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Former Pak envoy says ground ceded to India after Dubai investment in J&K
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Pakistani diplomat Abdul Basit said the UAE's Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir for development projects is a "major success for India", Geo News reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, India,National,Politics
Shaken by Sri Lanka loss, Ireland wary of Wiese threat in game vs Namibia
Sharjah, Oct 22 (IANS) Ireland's devastating 70-run loss at the hands of former T20 World champions Sri Lanka has shaken their confidence, and going into their last First Round Group A game in the ICC T20 World Cup against Namibia here is giving their head coach Graham Ford the jitters -- especially the threat posed by all-rounder David Wiese.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UN representative praises Indian medical students' viral dance video
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Karima Bennoune, the Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights, has praised a viral dance video of two Kerala medical students, but said the criticism of it shows the dangers to "cultural mixing".
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,International
Pakistan PM's adviser leaves without concluding IMF talks
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Shaukat Tarin, adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, left Washington without concluding the talks that could have led to a much-needed endorsement of the governments economic policies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dawn reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Turkish lira hits historic low
Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) The Turkish lira has dropped to a historic record low against the US dollar, triggering widespread concerns for the country's future.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Turkey,Business/Economy,Politics
US initial jobless claims drop for 3rd straight week
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Initial jobless claims in the US fell for the third straight week to reach 290,000, the Labour Department reported.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
K'taka takes up block, lane-level special Covid vax drive
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government has undertaken a special vaccination drive 'lasika mela' on Friday in the state capital to identify those who have not been jabbed and vaccinate them.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Erdogan threatens to expel 10 foreign envoys
Ankara, Oct 22 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to expel the Ambassadors of 10 countries, including the US, Germany and France, over their statement for the release of a detained businessman.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
MGR split DMK in 1972 after pressure from Cong govt at Centre: DMK mouthpiece
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the Congress, its ally in Tamil Nadu and the ruling party, DMK has said the late Chief Minister and Tamil matinee idol M.G. Ramachandran was forced to split the party by the then Union government.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Google Play commission cut still a 'Lagaan' on developers: ADIF
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF), an industry body for more than 440 digital startups, on Friday hit out at Google, calling its Play Store commission cut a deflect and distract tactic -- nothing but a reduced 'Lagaan'.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Biocon Q2FY22 revenue up by 10% at Rs 1,945 crore
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) Biocon, the global biopharmaceuticals company of India, on Friday said its Q2FY22 revenue growth was up by 10 per cent at Rs 1,945 crore, primarily driven by good performance of the Research Services and Biosimilars business segments.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
India logs 15,786 fresh Covid cases, 231 deaths
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, India registered 15,786 fresh Covid-19 cases and 231 deaths, the Union Health Ministry announced on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bring on Virat Kohli & Babar Azam, says Scotland's Mark Watt
Al Amerat, Oct 22 (IANS) Scotland are going to be brutal and will go for "a few upsets" when they begin the 'Super 12' campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup on October 27, asserted their left-arm spinner Mark Watt after their emphatic eight-wicket win against Oman with three overs to spare.
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Himachal's women become agents for climate resilient farming
Shimla, Oct 22 (IANS) Women farmers of Himachal Pradesh are breaking the mindset barriers not only at home but also in society with the new confidence attained through the latest information and knowledge about natural farming, discarding the conventional practices that have effects on both -- environmental and human health.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Snap's stock nosedives 22% as Apple privacy changes hit ad biz
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, saw its stock tumbling 22 per cent after missing revenue expectations for its third-quarter (Q3) earnings. However, daily active users on Snapchat rose 23 per cent (year-over-year) to 306 million.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Economy bouncing back at fast pace post-pandemic: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after India achieved the 100 crore vaccine-mark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the nation for the joint efforts in achieving the target and said the post-pandemic economy of the country is bouncing back at a fast pace.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ghalib's compassion, plurality is critical for our times: Najeeb Jung (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) This truly is the outcome of a lifetime of devotion to the work of Mirza Ghalib from the time Najeeb Jungs mother recited his poetry to him to the time his daughters helped him with the translation by finding the closest words to do justice to the original.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Twitter now lets anyone host a Space
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has announced that its audio chatroom Spaces is now open to anyone who wants to host.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India denounces Pak's defence of China's persecution of Muslims
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has denounced Pakistan's efforts to defend China's persecution of its Muslim minority by attacking New Delhi with "false and malicious propaganda."
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Chip shortage not to end before 2023: Intel CEO
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Intel saw its stock tumbling by more than 8 per cent after the chip maker said the industry-wide component shortage affected its PC chip business during the third quarter (Q3).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Security tightened as Bajrang Dal observes bandh in K'taka
Tumakuru, Oct 22 (IANS) The Karnataka government has stepped up security in Tumkuru district in view of a bandh call given by the Bajrang Dal on Friday to condemn the October 19 attack on "gaurakshaks" in which five people have been arrested.
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer 'Anek' to release on March 31, 2022
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer 'Anek', directed by Anubhav Sinha, has been locked for March 31, 2022 release.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Retired UP cop blackmailed on video call
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a retired policeman from Krishna Nagar was allegedly blackmailed by a woman who started stripping while on a video call with him.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After 9 years in jail, K'taka court acquits father-son duo
Dakshina Kannada (Karnataka), Oct 22 (IANS) The third additional district and sessions court in Dakshina Kannada district has acquitted Vittala Malekudia and his father Lingappa Malekudia who were arrested and charged for having ties with Maoist elements nine years ago.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indices open in green as global cues buoy sentiments
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Positive Asian markets along with value buying buoyed India's key equity indices during early-morning trade session on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jamaat leader pleads guilty to communal attack in B'desh
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaluddin Abbasi has pleaded guilty to his involvement in an attack on a Durga puja mandap in Bangladesh's Hajiganj earlier this month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP teachers resent orders to collect waste, recite Ramayana
Firozabad/Etah (UP), Oct 22 (IANS) Tasks assigned to teachers on Valmiki Jayanti on October 20 in two Uttar Pradesh districts have led to widespread resentment.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Zach Galifianakis' kids think he's a librarian
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) 'The Hangover' star Zach Galifianakis has shared that his two sons have no idea what their father does for a living and think that he is a librarian.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Sentimental rights to Netaji's remains rest with his daughter
Japan, more than any other country, came forward to endorse and support in practical terms Subhas Bose's quest for India's freedom.
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Google infusing $50 mn in Facebook-backed Indian platform Meesho
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Meesho, a Facebook-backed homegrown social commerce platform, is likely to get over $50 million from Google, as it aims to build a single digital ecosystem for 100 million small businesses and hire the best talent in the industry, the media reported on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Libyan PM stresses support for upcoming elections
Tripoli, Oct 22 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah has stressed his government's support for the upcoming elections scheduled to be held in December.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Anti-corruption officials search premises of AIADMK leader
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Officials of Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) on Friday carried out search operations at the residences and business premises of those who are considered to be close to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Trying too hard against Scotland was our undoing: Mahmudullah after PNG win
Al Amerat, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh "trying too hard because of the expectations" was one of the major reasons for the team going down to Scotland in the opening ICC T20 First Round Group B match on October 17, said skipper Mahmudullah after the side secured a 'Super 12' spot by beating Papua New Guinea here on Thursday (October 22).
2021-10-22
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg bring adventure video game to big screen with 'Uncharted'
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) The first trailer for 'Uncharted', an adaptation of the hit Playstation video game franchise, starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, has been unveiled, with the duo globetrotting and searching for treasure.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Clear sky for Delhi-NCR, IMD predicts rainy weekend
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhi-NCR woke up to a clear sky on Friday morning with a possibility of a rainy weekend, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN govt declines AIADMK plea to maintain Jayalalithaa statue
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has declined a plea by the opposition AIADMK seeking permission to undertake the maintenance of the statue of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. The government contended that handing over the maintenance of statues to private individuals or organisations was not in practice.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lebanon intensifies efforts to control borders
Beirut, Oct 22 (IANS) Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said the country has increased control over its borders to prevent all kinds of smuggling activities and protect its ties with Arab nations.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Violent storm leaves 250,000 households in France without power
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) A violent storm that lashed northern France for over 24 hours caused damages and left some 250,000 households without electricity, Enedis, the country's public power distribution system, said.
2021-10-22
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Airstrikes hit Houthi military site in Yemen's capital
Sanaa, Oct 22 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes on a military site of the Houthi militia in eastern area of Yemen's capital Sanaa.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Russell Crowe, Zac Efron join 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' shoot in Thailand
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Hollywood stars Russell Crowe and Zac Efron are in Thailand for their buddy movie 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever'.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Ex-Japanese Justice Minister accepts prison term over vote buying
Tokyo, Oct 22 (IANS) A three-year prison term over vote buying for former Japanese Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai was finalised after he withdrew his appeal.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
El Clasico, this weekend's big game in La Liga
Madrid, Oct 22 (IANS) The first 'Clasico' of the season between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is the big game of the 10th round of matches in La Liga this weekend.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Microsoft fixes AMD CPU performance issue with new update
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 update that fixes some of the AMD CPU performance issues.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP woman constable killed by speeding SUV
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) A woman constable of the Uttar Pradesh Special Zone Security Battalion was killed in a hit-and-run case in Lucknow when a speeding SUV rammed into her.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Khadi in bridal wear fashion show says its all
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Khadi is no longer a dull, drab fabric meant only for politicians' wardrobes. A fashion show organised by the Khadi Gramodyog Board as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark the 75th year of India's Independence showcased the use of Khadi in traditional, as well as, contemporary and festive wear.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
4 arrested in UP for duping 500 people for govt jobs
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has busted a gang which duped over 500 people of Rs 6 crore in the name of ensuring jobs for them in government departments.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel prices on a roll, hiked again by 35 paise/litre
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rallied to their highest ever levels across the country, as fuel rates were hiked again for the third consecutive day on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CLOSE-IN: India can't afford to get complacent in T20 World Cup
The Indian cricket team's campaign in the journey to win the T20 World Cup starts with an encounter with their chief rival, Pakistan. October 24, 2021 will be the day in Dubai when the battle between the two giants of Asian cricket will clash head-on. This match for both the sides will be very crucial, as the loser will then need to beat the consistent New Zealand side to qualify for the knock-out stage.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
UP: Rape accused's father ends life, 4 booked for blackmailing
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Four men have been booked for abetment to suicide after they allegedly harassed the father of a rape accused for money to settle the case, police said.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jake Gyllenhaal defies gravity in Michael Bay's 'Ambulance' trailer
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal hangs out of a moving ambulance and shoots at a police helicopter in the explosive first trailer for filmmaker Michael Bay's actionier 'Ambulance'.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
UP Minister says 95% people do not need petrol
Lucknow, Oct 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for sports and youth welfare, Upendra Tiwari, has finally come out to defend the continuing increase in fuel prices.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Last witness in Behmai massacre dies waiting for verdict
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) The last surviving witness in the Behmai massacre case of 1981, Jantar Singh, passed away in a hospital in Lucknow following prolonged illness.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Beyonce teases new song in 'King Richard' trailer
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Popstar Beyonce has shared a glimpse of her new song titled 'Be Alive' featured in the new trailer for 'King Richard', starring Will Smith.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Hard-hit businesses, low-risk facilities to benefit 1st from eased rules: S.Korean PM
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said on Friday that hard-hit businesses and low-risk facilities will be the first to benefit from eased Covid-19 restrictions starting next month.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne love story being adapted into feature film
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) The lives and love story of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne will be the subject of an upcoming feature film.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Incheon Int'l Airport sees sharp recovery in traveller flow
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) Incheon International Airport, the main gateway to South Korea, has witnessed a sharp recovery in the number of inbound and outbound travellers over the past two months amid the country's push for its "Living with Covid-19" plan.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'The Hardy Boys' international rights bought by Disney Plus
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Streaming platform Disney Plus has acquired the international rights for 'The Hardy Boys'.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Human Rights Watch asks for protecting Bangladesh Hindus, but calls for law enforcement 'restraint'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) While asking Bangladesh authorities to protect Hindus, the international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said law enforcement should act "with caution and restraint".
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
October 1-20 cumulative rainfall 39% more than normal: IMD
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Well beyond the conventional end of the southwest monsoon time that ends on September 30, it continued to rain almost throughout the country with scores of districts witnessing massive rains followed by devastating floods.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Google lowers Play Store fees from 30% to 15% for developers
San Francisco, Oct 22 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google has announced that it will be decreasing the service fee for all subscriptions on Play Store to 15 per cent from 30 per cent for app developers starting January 1, 2022.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amit Shah to begin 3-day J&K visit on Saturday
Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a mega public rally, flag off the first Srinagar-Sharjah direct flight, lay foundation stones of two medical colleges and chair a high level security review meeting during his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir which will begin on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Canada announces new support measures for economic recovery
Ottawa, Oct 22 (IANS) The Canadian government has announced new measures to restore the economy while its income and business support programs against the Covid-19 pandemic are to expire on Saturday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Pfizer says its booster restores full protection against Covid
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Pfizer and BioNTech has announced that a large-scale trial of their Covid-19 vaccine booster showed it restored full protection against the disease.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 242.4 mn
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The global coronavirus caseload has topped 241.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.92 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.73 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US envoy on N.Korea to visit Seoul to discuss ways to resume dialogue
Seoul, Oct 22 (IANS) The top US envoy for North Korea will visit Seoul this weekend, with his arrival delayed a day for an unspecified reason, an informed source said Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Reincarnating images in ruins
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) He may have left his dusty hometown of Bhiwani in Haryana decades back, but there is something about the city that refuses to part with him.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Five killed, 5 injured in house collapse in UP's Jaunpur
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Five persons were killed and five others were seriously injured when a two-storey house collapsed in Mohalla Roza Arjan near Badi Masjid area here around midnight on Thursday.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akhara Parishad splits, seven Akharas elect own president
Prayagraj, Oct 22 (IANS) In a major development, seven of the 13 akharas that are part of the Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), have elected the president, general secretary and other office-bearers on their own.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Merkel calls for dialogue with Poland at EU summit
Brussels, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for dialogue between EU member states and Poland to settle a row over the rule of law issues.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Belgium,Diplomacy,Politics
US House votes to hold Trump's former adviser in contempt of Congress
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US House has voted to refer Steve Bannon, the onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump, to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution, accusing him of contempt of Congress over his refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the January 6 Capitol riot.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Provide urgent mental health care' to K'taka BJP leaders, NSUI writes to NIMHANS
Bengaluru, Oct 22 (IANS) National Students Union of India (NSUI) in a letter to National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) has sought 'urgent mental health care' for Karnataka BJP leaders.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Singapore reports 3,439 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore, Oct 22 (IANS) Singapore has reported 3,439 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally in the country to 162,026.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Varun Gandhi hits out at Yogi govt over plight of flood victims
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) BJP MP Varun Gandhi has once again hit out at the Yogi government, saying that if the public has to do everything on their own, then what's the government is for.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Georgia's Covid-19 cases top 680,000
Tbilisi, Oct 22 (IANS) Georgia on Thursday reported 4,411 new Covid-19 cases, taking its total to 680,182, according to the country's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC).
2021-10-22
Category: International, Georgia,Health/Medicine
Conference to discuss Modi's governance model
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Marking two decades of Narendra Modi as head of government, an RSS-linked organisation will organise a three-day long conference to discuss Modi's governance model.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thailand to allow vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk countries without quarantine
Bangkok, Oct 22 (IANS) Thailand announced late on Thursday that it will allow vaccinated visitors from 46 low-risk countries and regions to enter the country without quarantine from November.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
SKM suspends Yogendra Yadav for a month
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) In what that can seen as a disciplinary action, the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday suspended Yogendra Yadav for a month after his visit to the house of the BJP worker killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Honestly, I thought we were done and dusted and we were out: Badree on 2016 final
Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Former West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree said he felt the team were done and dusted in the 2016 ICC Men's T20 World Cup final against England in Kolkata. He added that he felt they couldn't get 19 runs off the final over as Marlon Samuels, then batting at 85, was at non-striker's end and that Carlos Brathwaite was taking strike against Ben Stokes.
2021-10-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
TN rights body demands CB-CID probe into Oct 11 encounter killing
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) in Tamil Nadu has demanded a CB-CID inquiry into the gunning down of Murtaza Sheikh from Jharkhand by the Kancheepuram police at Sriperumbadur on October 11.
2021-10-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi arrives in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, the media reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bihar bypolls: Pappu Yadav may campaign with Kanhaiya for Cong
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav is likely to campaign with Congress leader Kanhaiya Kumar for the October 30 by-elections to Kusheshwar Asthan (Darbhanga) and Tarapur (Munger).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Modi chairs meeting of Union Council of Ministers
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired the meeting of the Council of Ministers wherein discussions took place around the implementation and reviewing of some projects, sources said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
T20 World Cup: Any one of West Indies players can single-handedly win a game, says Badree
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree is of the opinion that any one of the players in the national side are capable of single-handedly winning the match in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that many predicting West Indies to defend their title are right due to the presence of many match-winners in the side.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Assam: 3 minors sent to juvenile home for killing 6-yr-old who refused to watch porn
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) A court in Assam on Thursday sent three minors to a juvenile home for reportedly killing a 6-year-old girl for refusing to watch porn content with them in Nagaon district, the police said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
As onion rates dip, tomato, capsicum, brinjal soar high in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Continued rains in south India, high fuel cost, and disrupted supply have meant prices of several vegetables soaring high in Delhi, the most striking being that for capsicum which sold at Rs 100 per kg.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hooda in talks with RLD ahead of UP polls; latter may go with SP
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ahead of the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh scheduled next year, the Congress is in talks with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which is a prominent party in western Uttar Pradesh.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MP Guv pays tribute to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) The nation is indebted to the martyred police personnel who laid down their lives in the service of the nation, said Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai C. Patel while addressing the Police Commemoration Day Parade-2021 at Lal Parade Ground on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
October rainfall in Uttarakhand breaks records several times over
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The rainfall data in Uttarakhand, till October 20, has shown that two districts witnessed 1,000 plus per cent departure from normal, four witnessed 500 plus per cent departure from normal while six saw over 100 per cent departure from normal rainfall.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
IANS Review: 'Dune': Emotions and novel visuals elevate this cinematic experience (IANS Rating: ****)
Film: Dune (Running in Theatres). Duration: 156 minutes.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan remains under increased monitoring (Grey List), Turkey named too
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite all its devious manoeuvrings, Pakistan remains on the FATF grey list. "Pakistan government has two concurrent action plans, with a total of 34 action plan items. It has now largely addressed 30 of the items," said FATF president. This way Pakistan will remain in the increased monitoring 'Grey List' of global terror financing watchdog FATF, said its president Marcus Pleyer on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
T20 World Cup: All-round Scotland book their Super 12 spot with emphatic win over Oman (Ld)
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) An all-round performance from Scotland ensured that they booked their spot in Super 12 with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Oman in a must-win Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
FCRA amendments to protect India's sovereignty, integrity, MHA to SC
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Centre has told the Supreme Court that there is no fundamental right to receive unbridled foreign contributions without any regulation, as it defended the 2020 amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
K'taka primary school teachers to wear black badges
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The Karnataka State Primary School Teachers Association has announced that 1.50 lakh teachers across the state appointed by the state government will wear black badges while teaching students, from Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Shah assures full support to people of rain-battered Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday assured the people of rain-battered Uttarakhand that the Central government stands fully with them in this hour of crisis.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
T20 World Cup: Scotland cruise into Super 12 with an emphatic victory
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) Scotland cruised into the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Oman in a Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Green hydrogen can boost India's renewable energy efforts'
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Battery storage and green hydrogen -- markets that are critical for India's renewable future and energy security -- could scale up rapidly in the country, bolstered by government policy and private company ventures, according to Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Trinamool launches 12-day programme in Tripura to highlight Mamata's vision
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress on Thursday launched a 12-day statewide programme -- 'Tripurar Jonno Trinamool (Trinamool for Tripura) -- to highlight the vision, schemes and messages of party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Four historic places in T'gana illuminated on Covid milestone
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Four historic places in Telangana were illuminated on Thursday to highlight India reaching a milestone of 100 crore Covid-19 vaccinations.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
350 fake voter cards, two dummy EVMs seized in Patna district
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in Patna district on Thursday for allegedly making fake voter cards and a couple of dummy Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) seized from them, police said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
IED attack kills security personnel in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continues to carry out deadly attacks targeting security personnel and claim lives in what is being seen as a serious and concerning surge of assault, posing a major challenge to Pakistans security forces.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Only 221 dengue patients admitted in hospital, says Delhi govt
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The dengue situation in the national capital is under control with only 221 patients admitted in hospitals, the Delhi government said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Acuite retains India's FY22 growth forecast at 10% on likely festive demand
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Ratings agency Acuite Ratings & Research has retained India's FY22 growth forecast at 10 per cent on the back of likely revival in consumption demand during the festive season.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Two more Telangana lawmakers announce gold donation for Yadadri temple
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Two more Telangana legislators on Thursday announced donation of one kilogram of gold each for Yadadri temple in the state.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
China conducted not one but two hypersonic missile tests which stunned US
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China conducted not one, but two tests of new hypersonic weapons in July and August, the Financial Times newspaper has reported, raising more concerns in the United States about the growing military capabilities of its geopolitical rival, Al Jazeera reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Economic recovery widened in Q2FY22 as Covid second wave abated: ICRA
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's economic recovery widened in Q2FY22 as the impact of Covid-19's second wave abated, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pak Opposition to stage countrywide protests against inflation on Friday
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Thursday announced nation-wide protests against rising inflation in the country on Friday, Geo News reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Making unequal equal by Rs 8 lakh limit': SC questions Centre on EWS criteria
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the Centre over adopting the criteria of OBC "creamy layer" of Rs 8 lakh annual income for granting reservations under the economic weaker section (EWS), despite the latter not suffering from social and educational backwardness.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
In-form Ridhima breaks another national record in swimming
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Karnataka swimmer Ridhima Veerendrakumar came up with yet another record-breaking performance at the 37th Sub Junior and 47th Junior National Championships as she bagged the gold medal in 50m backstroke for group II girls, here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Other Sports
Bull Trends: Mondays, Thursdays seen as most gainful days for equities
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) India's equity markets have made more gains on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays than any other day of the week in the last 4-months.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid outbreak in China leads to closure of schools, tourist sites
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) An outbreak of Covid-19 in China has led to swift restrictions being imposed in multiple Chinese provinces over the last week, the BBC reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
8.5 lakh CCTV cameras installed in Telangana: DGP
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Telangana Police have so far installed 8.25 lakh CCTV cameras across the state out of its target of 15 lakh cameras, Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Defence/Security
UN India lauds 100 crore vax feat
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The United Nations (UN) in India has congratulated the country on achieving the "remarkable milestone" of 100 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday and expressed gratitude to the nation's 'Corona Warriors'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
J&K: Municipal committee official arrested while accepting bribe
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested the president of Pahalgam municipal committee while accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 in Anantnag district.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malik attacks Wankhede over foreign trips, NCB says Maldives visit got its nod (Ld)
Mumbai/Pune, Oct 21 (IANS) NCP leader and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Thursday demanded to know what was the NCB's Mumbai zone chief Sameer Wankhede doing in Dubai and the Maldives with his family during the pandemic lockdown, and threatened him with jail for "concocting drugs cases against Bollywood personalities".
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Telangana Guv hails scientists, doctors on vax milestone
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Thursday lauded the efforts of the scientists, doctors, healthcare workers and all the frontline warriors for their efforts in enabling the country achieve the milestone of administering 100 crore vaccine doses.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi logs 22 fresh Covid cases, infection rate 0.05%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The national capital reported 22 fresh cases of Covid on Thursday, taking its tally to 14,39,488, and no further fatality in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Minister asks MP police to take action against Cong MLA for insulting constitution
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday directed the Sheopur district police to take action against Congress MLA Babulal Jandel for his remark insulting the constitution of India.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
T20 World Cup: Oman bowled out for 122 by Scotland in a must-win match
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) Oman huffed and puffed throughout their innings before being bowled out for 122 by Scotland in a must-win Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday. Scotland picked wickets at regular intervals and didn't allow the pressure to be released from Oman's innings.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata Police crack Gariahat double-murder case
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Within 72 hours after the murder of a man named Subir Chaki (61) and his driver Bimal Mondal in the Gariahat area in the heart of the city, the Kolkata Police have arrested one person and claimed that the case has been cracked.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Heightened activities by Pakistani security agencies
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has enhanced its activities in different locations through its proxies and contacts with the aim of targeting Indian interests. This is a typical syndrome which the country faces when it is in dire straits.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
T20 World Cup: We are getting confident with every game, says Shakib after win over PNG
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) After a comprehensive victory against Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday said that his team is getting confident with every passing game and this win will ease the pressure and they can play expressively in the upcoming matches.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Welcome back: SC tells advocates on resumption of physical hearing
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Supreme Court judges on Thursday said they are happy to see lawyers appearing before the court for physical hearing.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine (Ld correcting first para)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 82 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Am merely doing my duty': Wankhede flays attacks by Maha Minister
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) An irked Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede on Thursday said that he was "a very small officer merely doing my duty" as he dismissed charges levelled by Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
TDP leader sent to jail for using abusive words against Andhra CM
Vijayawada, Oct 21 (IANS) A city court on Thursday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) spokesman K. Pattabhi Ram to judicial custody for 14 days for allegedly using abusive words against Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Can't be an unending story': SC on probe into case against Shivinder Mohan Singh
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Delhi Police to give it a timeline for finishing the investigation as the latter said that it would require four months to complete the probe in the matter of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh, who is accused of misappropriating Rs 2,397 crore of Religare Finvest Ltd funds.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gunfight breaks out in Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) An encounter started between terrorists and security forces at Chanpora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district on Thursday, officials said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Delhi CM meets Polish envoy, discusses twin cities agreement
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Poland and India may enter into a twin cities agreement on solid waste management and tourism. A plan in this regard was proposed by Ambassador of Poland to India Adam Burakowski, who met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Africa's Covid cases surpass 8.45 million
Addis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,450,464 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
China's energy crisis could impact the global economy
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) China's energy crisis has created ripe conditions for the smuggling of coal from North Korea. North Korean trading companies are defying international nuclear sanctions to sell coal to energy hungry China.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vaccine naysayers came down from 12.8% to 2% in 6 months
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Vaccine naysayers reduced from 12.8 per cent in May 2021 to just 2 per cent in October 2021, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
82% eligible population received at least one dose of vaccine
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 2 per cent of the eligible population has already received one dose of the Covid vaccine and 39 per cent has received both doses, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
India most pro-vaccine country in the world
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India is the most pro-vaccine country in the world as 98 per cent of its eligible population want to get vaccinated against Covid-19, as per the IANS-CVoter Vaccine Tracker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BJP Karnataka MP objects to Aamir Khan's ad advising on bursting crackers
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Karnataka, Anantkumar Hegde has shot off a letter to tyre major Ceat objecting to its recent advertisement on bursting crackers. He hoped that in future Ceat will respect the feelings of Hindus and will not hurt them as such advertisements are creating unrest among Hindus.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
'Afghanistan last in global women peace and security ranking'
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) In the global ranking of women peace and security, Afghanistan sits at the last place as the country's women fear of complete and outright discrimination, since the Taliban have taken control of the Asian country.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amid IS attacks on Shia mosques, Tehran to host meet on Afghanistan
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Since the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) has been carrying out targeted attacks in different parts of the country against the Shia Muslims, with suicide bombs aimed at Shia mosques.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy
T20 World Cup: Sensational Shakib seals Super 12 spot for Bangladesh (Ld)
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) A sensational performance by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (46 runs and 4 wickets) led Bangladesh to an emphatic 84-run win over Papua New Guinea in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Taliban won't have access to Afghan Central Bank reserves: US
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite the US agreeing to help Afghanistan in terms of aid supplies, it has made it clear that the Taliban government will not be granted access to the Afghan Central Bank reserves.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
T20 World Cup: It's going to be a real dogfight, says Hayden on India v Pakistan
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden reckons that the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the ICC men's T20 World Cup clash in Dubai on Sunday will be "a real dogfight". He added that Pakistan captain Babar Azam is a premium player and will be targeted by the Indian bowlers.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
24th National Racing Championship to kick start this weekend in Coimbatore
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As the country is regaining its feet from the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic and sporting events resuming across the country, the 24th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship 2021 is all set to kick start at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore on October 23.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
EC bars political activity in areas adjoining bypoll-bound seats
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Thursday barred political activity in the adjoining areas of the various constituencies, where bypolls will be held on October 30, and asked the district election officers to ensure compliance.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indonesia reports 633 new Covid cases; 43 deaths
Jakarta, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 633 within a day to 4,237,834, with the death toll adding by 43 to 143,120, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
TN ice cream parlour sealed for serving alcohol-mixed dessert
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) An ice cream parlour in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore was sealed on Thursday for serious lapses, including mixing alcohol in some desserts, officials said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Asian cues, mixed results subdue equity market; metal stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) A sell-off in the Asian markets, along with mixed early corporate results, subdued India's key equity indices on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Worst is not yet over, 100 cr vaccinations is a safety net: VK Paul
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) "The worst is not over yet. We have created a safety net of 100 cr vaccinations but those who have not been vaccinated yet should come forward to get the vaccine to complete this safety net", said V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, in an exclusive interview with IANS. He said that talks with WHO for Covaxin EUL approval are in the final stage.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Police to investigate death of Jayalalithaa's driver
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The police in Tamil Nadu's Salem on Thursday took up a case pertaining to the death of C. Kanagaraj, the driver of the late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Junior Nationals: Big wins for Hubli, Salute, SGPC and MP Hockey Academies
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) Hubli Hockey Academy, Salute Hockey Academy, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hockey Academy, SGPC Hockey Academy, Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy earned victories in their respective matches on day four of the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhopal on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Seizing bikes, internet shutdown not linked to Amit Shah's visit: J&K Police
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Thursday that the seizing of motor cycles and shutting some Internet towers in Srinagar is an anti-terror exercise which has nothing to do with the upcoming visit of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Deep Money's notes on his upcoming track 'Raat Nu'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer Deep Money, who's known for songs like 'Dope Shope' and 'Heeriye', is back yet again with another song titled 'Raat Nu'. Deep has been famous for composing and rendering party numbers. His new song will be released on October 22.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
What was NCB chief doing in Maldives-Dubai during lockdown, asks NCP Minister
Mumbai/Pune, Oct 21 (IANS) NCP leader and Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik on Thursday demanded to know what was the NCB's Mumbai region chief Sameer Wankhede doing in Dubai and the Maldives with his family during the pandemic lockdown and threatened him with jail for "concocting drug cases against Bollywood personalities".
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Abhishek Rawat on playing an ideal husband in upcoming show 'Kaamnaa'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) TV actor Abhishek Rawat dons the role of an ideal husband in the upcoming drama titled 'Kaamnaa'. His on-screen character is named 'Manav', a quintessential, loving and sincere family man who believes in living an honest life based on his principles.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Vikas Rally' on Oct 23 will be a historic one: Sohna MLA
Gurugram, Oct 21 (IANS) A 'Vikas Rally' will be held in Gurugrm on October 23 to draw attention towards the issues and the demands related to the Sohna assembly constituency in Haryana.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Abhimanyu Dassani excited about 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) As the trailer of the upcoming film 'Meenakshi Sundareshwar' is released on Thursday, actor Abhimanyu Dassani who is playing the male protagonist alongside Sanya Malhotra, says that the film is a transformational journey for him.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
T20 World Cup: Bangladesh hammer PNG by 84 runs, advance to Super-12
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) A clinical Bangladesh hammered Papua New Guinea by 84 runs in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mamata likely to visit rain-battered North Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In the midst of heavy rains and floods in several districts of North Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to make a four-day trip to Siliguri to hold an administrative meeting and take stock of the on-ground situation in the flood-hit districts.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Man booked in Bihar for throwing acid on wife, children
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) A man in Bihar's Saharsa district threw acid on his wife and three children in a fit of rage following a verbal spat, the police said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Actor Danny Sura thrilled as 'Rani Rani Rani' gets global acclaim
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Danny Sura is being loved by the audiences in his new show titled 'Vidrohi'. One can safely say that the actor is surely in a good place because along with the positive reactions from the audience towards 'Vidrohi', his feature film 'Rani Rani Rani' has also clinched the title for Best Feature Film at the 7th Annual DFW South Asian Film Festival.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
T20 World Cup: Oman win toss, elect to bat first against Scotland
Al Amerat, Oct 21 (IANS) Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood has won the toss and elected to bat first against Scotland in the final Group B match of Round 1 at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Can deep space radiation seriously affect human brain?
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Exposure to deep space radiation could have a big impact on the brain, according to a study on mice.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Amateur Avani moves ahead of Amandeep, Pranavi in 11th leg of WPGT
Panchkula, Oct 21 (IANS) Amateur Avani Prashanth once again underlined her massive potential with a superb six-under 66 that catapulted her to the top of the leaderboard at the end of the second round of the 11th leg of the Hero WPGT at the Panchkula Golf Club.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
Gauri Lankesh murder case: SC restores KCOCA charges against an accused
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that one of the accused in the 2017 murder of activist Gauri Lankesh will face charges under the stringent Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Agiculture, health at risk from declining diurnal temperature range
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Variation in diurnal temperature range is asymmetric over India's four agroclimatic zones with a marked accelerating decrease in the range witnessed over the last 30 years in the northwest, parts of Gangetic plains, northeast, and central India, said a new study.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Science/Tech
Taliban attract humanitarian support from regional powers
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 10 regional powers have joined the new Taliban rulers in Afghanistan in their call to the United Nations to help the country bail itself from the feared economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Women's National Boxing: Delhi's Hemlata, Maharashtra's Aarya dominate on Day 1
Hisar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Women's National Boxing Championships got off to a blistering start on Thursday, with Delhi's Hemlata defeating her opponent PS Mantasaha Kumari from Assam 4-0 in the 50kg category.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
Ola Cars to hire 10,000 people, expand to 100 cities
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Mobility platform Ola on Thursday said it plans to hire 10,000 people, as it eyes a leadership position with $2 billion gross merchandise value (GMV) for its vehicle commerce platform Ola Cars over the next 12 months.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
TS Singh Deo camps in Delhi, wants early resolution of CM issue
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo is camping in New Delhi to meet the party leadership to raise the issue of a rotational chief minister in the state. Sources close to him say that he wants an early resolution of the issue and it cannot linger on for so long.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'One Mic Stand 2': Raftaar glad to experience new form of performance
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Video's 'One Mic Stand' is set to return with its second season following huge public demand. This time too, the audience will see fresh faces from different fields taking up the craft of stand-up comedy. As much as the audience is eagerly waiting for the celebrated guests to make an appearance on the show, the guests too are excited.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Arthritis could be more common in girls than in boys: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While arthritis is not uncommon in children as everyone thinks, it affects girls more than boys, health experts said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Drastic reduction in unnecessary plastic crucial: UN report
Nairobi, Oct 21 (IANS) A drastic reduction in unnecessary, avoidable and problematic plastic is crucial to addressing the global pollution crisis, said a comprehensive assessment released on Thursday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
2021-10-21
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Century-old Nandana Fort in Pak set for restoration
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The century-old Nandana Fort, discovered by Pakistans archeological department three months back which is set for restoration, still showcases its unique and magnificent might, even as it stands in a derelict condition.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Chaitanya, Arshvant shine in play-off; Annika wins in 1st event of 2021 US Kids Golf India Tour
Gurugram, Oct 21 (IANS) The brand new 2021 season of the US Kids Golf India North Tour got underway with a series of closely contested events at the iconic Classic Golf and Country Club on Thursday. This was the first leg in which all the winners on the basis of their finish and scores will get Priority points which help them qualify for US Kids Golf international events in Europe and the United States.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Golf
Mammootty lends helping hand to landslide affected
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Superstar Mammooty is always ready to extend help to the needy and unfortunate but silently as it was only on Thursday that it became known that his foundation is engaged in extending massive relief at rain and flood-battered Kerala's Kottayam.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
T20 World Cup: Laxman picks his India playing XI for clash against Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ahead of India's opening match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, former India batter VVS Laxman has predicted his playing XI for the Virat Kohli-led side for the high-octane clash on October 24.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Meenakshi Chowdhary is Mahesh Babu's heroine for Trivikram's film
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress Meenakshi Chowdhary, who got onto everyone's radar with her appearance alongside Sushanth in his recent movie 'Ichata Vahanamulu Nilupa Radu', has grabbed a huge offer. She is to star as the second heroine in Mahesh Babu's upcoming movie.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
100cr vax milestone: 100 monuments lit in Indian flag colours
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) under the Ministry of Culture is illuminating 100 monuments in the colours of Indian flag across the country to celebrate the landmark milestone of hundred crore vaccination.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Google blocked 1.6 mn phishing emails since May 2021
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Tech giant Google has blocked 1.6 million phishing emails Since May 2021, which were part of a malware campaign aimed at stealing YouTube accounts and promoting cryptocurrency schemes.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook introduces AR experiences for group video calls on Messenger
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced that Group Effects are now available on Messenger video calls and Messenger Rooms, and will soon come to Instagram.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'KBC 13': Sonu Nigam recalls dad's advice when he first came to Mumbai
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam talks about the basic principles of life that he inherited from his parents, on the 'Shaandaar Shukravaar' episode of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13'. He will be seen as a special guest with well known singer Shaan. During the show Sonu opened up about his own journey of becoming successful and how his father played a major role in it.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ahmedabad Crime Branch investigating investors application against media reports on Adani
Gandhinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Ahmedabad police's Crime Branch, looking into an application filed by three stock investors claiming misleading news reports on Adani Group led to a huge loss on their investment and alleging a conspiracy behind it, has summoned four journalists from two media houses, including an editor.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Won't rest till we root out militancy from J&K: Manoj Sinha
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that he will not rest till militancy is rooted out from the Union Territory.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Pratik Gandhi's hilarious revelation about his struggling days
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Renowned actor Pratik Gandhi will be seen as a special guest on 'Zee Comedy Show' this Saturday. The actor made his appearance to promote his upcoming debut film 'Bhavai' and he also shared some interesting stories with everyone on set.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala sees fluctuations in daily Covid tally continue
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) New daily Covid cases in Kerala continue to fluctuate as on Thursday, 8,733 turn positive after 86,303 samples were sent for testing in the past 24 hours, while the test positivity rate was 10.11 per cent, said a statement from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
SC panel asks Assam to remove construction in Kaziranga wildlife corridors
Guwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Empowered Committee (CEC), set up by the Supreme Court, has asked the Assam government to take immediate action to remove illegal construction undertaken in nine identified wildlife corridors of Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Sonakshi, Sonu Nigam, Shaan to be special guests on Kapil Sharma show
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The upcoming Saturday and Sunday episodes of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' will see the presence of Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha. Beside that on the sets of the show will be Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Shaan, Talat Aziz, Sameer Khan, Ash King, Kumar Taurani, and Shamir Tandon.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress damaged interests by not trusting me: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Two days after announcing to launch his own political outfit to serve the interests of the people, two-time Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday slammed AICC general secretary Harish Rawat, saying the party has damaged its own interests by not trusting him and giving the party into the hands of an 'unstable person' like Navjot Sidhu.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Obesity, diabetes driving hidden pandemic of fatty liver disease
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) People with advanced liver scarring caused by obesity, diabetes and related disorders are dying of liver disease, finds a study.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Bigg Boss 15': Karan, Tejasswi grow close, contest intensifies
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The earlier episodes of 'Bigg Boss 15' saw housemates turning into 'Junglewasis' and a deduction in prize money was the only solution left to get back to the main house. Now the contest is becoming more interesting as every contender is playing their own mind games.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Uttarakhand: Death toll rises to 64, thousands rescued (Ld)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) At least 64 people have died in rain related incidents in Uttarakhand while 3,500 people have been rescued and more than 16,000 people have been evacuated to safer places, the government said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
All pending issues should be resolved at COP26: India
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Stressing the urgency of strong climate actions, India's Environment Minister, Bhupender Yadav on Thursday underlined the need for initiating the process of setting the long-term climate finance for post-2020 and the fulfilment of the goal of $100 billion committed by developed countries.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Jitendra Singh interacts with 20 civil services toppers of 2020
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Jitendra Singh on Thursday felicitated and interacted with the first 20 all India toppers of the Civil Services Examination 2020 here in the North Block.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tamannaah among top 10 most influential social media stars in south
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Tamannah Bhatia is one of the most famous actresses of the South. With her alluring personality and mesmerising presence, Tamannah has gained a vast section of fandom. Her social media profiles indicate the kind of followers the actress has gained over the years.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
MDMK leader Easwaran quits over Vaiko's son getting party post
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) MDMK youth wing Secretary V. Easwaran on Thursday announced his resignation from the party to protest appointment of Durai Vaiko, son of the founder leader, Vaiko, as the party HeadquartersSsecretary.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pawan Malhotra: Being Punjabi an advantage in portraying a 'Sardar'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) In recent times, the common thread between two of his on-screen characters - Gursevak Singh and Omkar Singh - is that both of them are Sikh. While the intense and nuanced performances of such Sikh characters in mainstream entertainment is breaking the stereotype about the community, National Award-winning veteran actor Pawan Malhotra says it is an advantage for him to bring life to such characters as he himself is a Punjabi.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
T20 World Cup: New Zealand got as good a chance as anyone, says John Wright
Auckland, Oct 21 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain Coach John Wright said on Thursday that Kane Williamson and Co. have got 'as good a chance as anyone' in the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that things can go New Zealands way despite being in a tough group alongside India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and two teams from Round 1.
2021-10-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Feel proud when called Bihari: President Kovind
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he feels proud and exalted whenever anyone calls him 'Bihari'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Trial in France's sex-tape case starts with Benzema accused of complicity
Versailles (France), Oct 21 (IANS) The trial in France football's famous sex tape and blackmail case has started with Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema accused of complicity in the attempt to blackmail former teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
2021-10-21
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Debina Bonnerjee's prosthetics for 'Shubho Bijoya' will leave you in shock
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Debina Bonnerjee is a woman of many talents. From beauty, fashion, skincare to acting, she aces everything that she does. But for her recent short film titled 'Shubho Bijoya', the actress decided to put all these aside so that she could focus on her work and play an ailing character.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
T20 World Cup: Mahmudullah, Shakib power Bangladesh to 181-7 against PNG
Al Amerat (Oman), Oct 21 (IANS) Riding on a quickfire fifty by skipper Mahmudullah (50 off 28) and a vital knock by Shakib Al Hasan (46 off 37), Bangladesh posted a total of 181/7 against Papua New Guinea in the 9th match of ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Winds of change: China's Tencent 'invests' in Indian platform Lokal
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India last year tightened control on investments coming from China into the local firms/start-ups in the wake of border tensions. The tide, perhaps, is turning after more than a year-and-a-half, as some homegrown firms have now raised (or in the process of raising) funds from Chinese conglomerate Tencent.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
TN govt starts preps to deal with northeast monsoon
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has started preparations to deal with the northeast monsoon that is expected to hit the state by October 26.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Aryan's judicial custody extended, Bombay HC to hear bail next week (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Spelling no respite for Aryan Khan, a special NDPS court on Thursday extended his judicial custody till October 30, even as his bail plea is expected to come up before Bombay High Court on October 26.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
No team will be easy at Junior Hockey World Cup, says India's chief coach Reid
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) With just a month to go for the FIH Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 which is scheduled to begin on November 24, the national team's preparations to defend the title are in full swing at the SAI centre here.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Trump to launch new social media platform
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Former US President Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a new social media network, called TRUTH Social, media reports said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Technology
Indo-Middle East spice buyer-seller meet draws good response
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Spices Board in association with the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi organised an International Buyer Seller Meet (IBSM) on a virtual platform with specific focus on spice exports.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Manchu Mohan Babu may host talk show or web series
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Veteran Telugu star Manchu Mohan Babu may be roped in to host a talk show or web series on the Aha streaming service.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
T20 World Cup: Lee expects Australia to win their first T20I title
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Brett Lee is expecting Australia to go all the way and win the ICC men's T20 World Cup in the UAE. He added that the Australians will be hungry to win the trophy as T20I is a format where Australia hasn't won an ICC trophy yet. Australia's best result across all men's T20 World Cups has been runners-up finish in the 2010 edition in the West Indies, losing to England in the final.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
TN shop shut after huge crowd gathers to buy T-Shirt for 50 paise
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police forced a garment shop owner to shut down his shop after a huge crowd thronged it on its opening day at Tiruchy. The reason for the heavy crowd and commotion was the announcement made by the shop owner that he would provide T-Shirts for 50 paise as part of the inaugural promotion scheme.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Haryana got honest govt under leadership of Khattar: Modi
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a programme on Thursday organised on the occasion of the inauguration of the newly constructed Infosys Foundation Vishram Sadan at the National Cancer Institute located in Jhajjar district praised Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
IndiGo transports 67.9% of total vaccines in India
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Thursday said it has transported 67.9 crore doses, or 67.9 per cent of total vaccines, in India.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Campaigning turns nasty as bypolls near in K'taka
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The campaign for the October 30 bypolls to Sindagi and Hanagal Assembly constituencies in Karnataka is witnessing unprecedented personal attacks by leaders cutting across party lines.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Elephant safari to resume in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve from Nov 1
Lakhimpur Kheri, Oct 21 (IANS) Tourists visiting Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh will be able to again enjoy the elephant safari from November 1.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
T20 World Cup: I think India are probably the favourites, says Brett Lee
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Australia pacer Brett Lee has considered India to be the favourites for winning the ICC men's T20 World Cup. Lee has also picked opener KL Rahul and pacer Mohammed Shami to be the top run-scorer and wicket-taker of the tournament.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Consider 'walk-in' facilities at liquor vends, Kerala HC urges govt
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday asked the state Excise Department and Bevco - the sole wholesalers of liquor and beer, to start thinking about providing walk-in facilities at liquor outlets, instead of letting people line up in the streets.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
100cr vaccination milestone belongs to Indian citizens: Modi
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the 100 crore vaccination milestone belongs to India and its citizens.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Farmers open service road at Ghazipur border closed for 11 months
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Farmers protesting on the Ghazipur border at Delhi for the last 11 months against the three farm laws enacted by the Centre last year, have started to open the service lane to ease the traffic. They said it is the police who have closed the road and not them. Farmers belonging to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Thursday started removing the tents built on the service road to start the traffic movement.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
K'taka: Akshaya Patra resumes mid-day meal for school children
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) The Akshaya Patra Foundation on Thursday resumed the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme in Karnataka for children after the Covid-19 pandemic kept them away from school for the last 18 months. The MDM programme benefits lakhs of students in government and government aided schools.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education
Evergrande shares fall as China's biggest corporate failure looms
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Shares in struggling Chinese property giant Evergrande have fallen sharply after plans to offload a stake in one of its units for $2.6 billion fell through, casting further doubt over whether it can avert the countrys biggest ever corporate failure, The Guardian reported.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cabinet approves additional instalment of 3% DA for central govt staff
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved an additional instalment of three percent dearness allowance for the central government employees and dearness relief to the pensioners with effect from July 1, 2021.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' introduces new generation of actors
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The popular show 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' has been around for quite a few years now. And the famous 'jodi' of 'Naira' and 'Kartik' (Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan) has a special place in the hearts of the audience. Now the duo are set to bid adieu to the show which is taking an eight-year leap.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Politics on hydel projects over; J&K on way to become power surplus
Srinagar/New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In January this year, the Jammu and Kashmir government opened up the water resources of the erstwhile Himalayan state and signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to make J&K power surplus and to attract the investment of Rs 35,000 crore into the newly carved out Union Territory.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Online shopping to hit $910 bn globally in holiday season: Report
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Online spending is expected to hit $910 billion globally this holiday season (November and December 2021), and see 11 per cent growth year-over-year (YoY), a report said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Andhra CM asks police to maintain law and order without compromise
Vijayawada, Oct 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday exhorted police to maintain law and order without any compromise.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Hype builds around Varun Tej's kickboxing flick 'Ghani'
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Varun Tej, who has starred in hit movies like 'Fidaa', 'F2', and 'Tholi Prema', is all set to appear in sports drama 'Ghani'. Touted as a movie revolving around kickboxing, 'Ghani' is expected to grab much attention.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
realme announces K.L. Rahul as new brand ambassador
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) realme on Thursday announced the appointment of Indian cricketer K.L. Rahul as its brand ambassador to endorse its smartphone category.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Sports
US bill moved to sanction China on maritime claims
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) US politicians have pushed another anti-China act to sanction entities and individuals who safeguard China's sovereignty in the South China Sea and East China Sea, Global Times reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
I think it would have lots of benefits: Roy on playing IPL before T20WC
Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) England opener Jason Roy on Thursday said that playing in the IPL 2021 in the UAE venues just before the ICC Men's T20 World Cup brings a lot of benefits. He added that playing in the IPL 2021 has helped in knowing what to expect from the pitches.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Google adds new Focus time feature in its Calendar
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Google has introduced a new Focus time entry in its Calendar to make scheduling dedicated work blocks easier.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India to see record smartphone sales at $7.6 bn in festive season
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) At a time when the global smartphone industry is facing component and chip shortages, the festive season in India is set to witness a record smartphone sales at $7.6 billion (nearly Rs 56,880 crore), with the retail average selling price (ASP) growing by 14 per cent to reach its highest ever at $230 (a little over Rs 17,000), a new report showed on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Spain busts Dutch-Turkish gang smuggling 3 tons of cocaine
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Spanish police on October 17, detained a Dutch gang of cocaine smugglers, mostly of Turkish descent, as they were smuggling cocaine from Latin American countries to Europe by sailboats.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident
eBay's billionaire founder helping whistleblower take on Facebook
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Billionaire tech critic Pierre Omidyar who founded e-commerce platform eBay is financially supporting Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen to take on the social media giant.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sindhu in quarters, Srikanth loses in Denmark Open
Odense (Denmark), Oct 21 (IANS) Sindhu in quarters, India's PV Sindhu has reached the women's singles quarter-finals of the Denmark Open on Thursday, beating Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in three well-fought games at the Odense Sports Park here.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Badminton
Goa MLA casts doubts on land allotment to forensic varsity
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) A forensic university whose foundation stone was laid by Union Home Minister Amit Shah last week, has come under the spotlight, after an opposition MLA on Thursday alleged that the state government has allocated double the size of the land parcel to a Gujarat-based university, than what was assured by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on the floor of the house on Tuesday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Twitter launches live scorecard, testing Community for Indian cricket fans
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) With the aim to enhance cricket fans' immersive experience, micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday launched a live scorecard and is also testing the country's very first Twitter Community -- Cricket Twitter - India.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Penn Badgley reacts to bizarre request from 'You' fan
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Penn Badgley has reacted to an outrageous request from 'You' fans.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
IANS Review: 'Night Teeth': Fangless but intriguing (IANS Rating: **1/2)
Film: Night Teeth (Streaming on Netflix)
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Apple may launch 27-inch mini-LED iMac with ProMotion in 2022
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 27-inch iMac with mini-LED and ProMotion technology in the first quarter of 2022.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
S.Korea fails to launch 1st homegrown rocket (Ld)
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) South Korea on Thursday failed to put a dummy satellite into orbit with its first homegrown rocket, dealing a setback to the country's decade-long project to join the elite global space club.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
100 cr vax is Diwali of Atmanirbhar Bharat: Mandaviya
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After India achieved 100 crore vaccination against Covid, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday said it is Diwali for Atmanirbhar Bharat. He said, the country was able to achieve this landmark because of the firm determination of PM Modi.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCB 'probes' SRK home, summons Ananya Panday, conducts raids in Andheri (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major development, teams of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) paid a formal 'visit' to the residences of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra west, and actress Ananya Panday in Khar west, and raided a location in Andheri on Thursday as part of the ongoing probe into the October 2 luxury cruiser rave party.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NZ passes world's first climate reporting legislation
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations to disclose and act on climate-related risks and opportunities, the government announced on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
IDBI Bank's YoY Q2FY22 net profit up 75%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) IDBI Bank on Thursday reported a rise of 75 per cent in its net profit for Q2FY22 on a year-on-year basis.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nigerian held with party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh in Goa
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch of Goa Police on Thursday arrested a Nigerian national and seized party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh, an official said.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5.8-magnitude quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning issued
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck Utsunomiya city in Japan's Tochigi prefecture on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Japan,Environment/Wildlife
T20 World Cup: Bangladesh win toss, opt to bat against PNG
Al Amerat (Oman), Oct 21 (IANS) Bangladesh captain Mahmudhullah won the toss and opted to bat against Papua New Guinea in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at Al Amerat Cricket Ground, here on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australia's largest supermarket chain mandates vaccination for workers
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Woolworths, the largest supermarket chain in Australia, announced on Thursday that all of its workers must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the beginning of next year.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
UP trader detained for issuing receipt with religious slogan
Kanpur UP, Oct 21 (IANS) A probe has been ordered in a case where a receipt was issued to a customer, allegedly by a city trader, with a tagline that said, 'Islam is the only solution.'
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Foreign visitors to Japan fell over 99% in Sep
Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) The number of foreign visitors to Japan dropped over 99 per cent in September compared with the same month in 2019, local media reported on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Monitor lizard rescued from Agra factory
Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) A nearly four-feet-long monitor lizard was rescued by the Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit from an engine bearing and piston manufacturing factory, Benara Udyog Limited, in Agra's Artoni on Thursday. The reptile was kept under observation for a few hours and later released back into the wild.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Science/Tech
Day after lathicharge, Goa Congress gifts bouquets to cops
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) A day after Goa police lathi-charged Youth Congress workers protesting peacefully against an ongoing poker tournament here, a party delegation on Thursday offered bouquets, cards and chocolates to police officials who were present at the protest site.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
India sprinter Hima Das recovers from Covid-19
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday announced that she has tested negative for Covid-19, one week after contracting the virus.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Protests continue in NE states against B'desh communal violence
Agartala, Oct 21 (IANS) Protests against the recent communal violence in Bangladesh continued in Tripura and other northeastern states with the CPI-M and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Thursday urging the government in Dhaka to protect the lives and properties of the minorities and their religious institutions.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Telangana AI Mission launches Investor Connect for startups
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Telangana AI Mission (T-AIM) on Thursday launched an Investor Connect program that will provide startups with the opportunity to access growth capital.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
3 killed, over 30 injured in China explosion
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and over 30 others injured on Thursday after an explosion at a restaurant in Shenyang, capital of China's Liaoning province, according to local authorities.
2021-10-21
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gauri Lankesh murder: SC sets aside HC order dropping KCOCA charges against accused
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the accused in activist Gauri Lankesh's murder case will face charges under the Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA). Lankesh was shot dead at her Bengaluru residence in 2017.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lyon hopes to trouble England batters with new mystery balls
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has developed some mystery balls with which he hopes to bamboozle the England batsman during the upcoming Ashes, which starts with the first Test at the Gabba on December 8.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Superman colourist quits DC Comics after superhero's bisexual revealation
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) 'Superman: Son of Kal-El' colourist Gabe Eltaeb said he is not renewing his contract with DC Comics following the Man of Steel's bisexual revealation.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
6 held for cheating army aspirants in UP district
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21 (IANS) The Chandauli police busted a gang involved in cheating aspirants seeking jobs in the army and arrested six of its members from Dhanapur, police said on Thrusday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
867,900 Australians have multiple jobs: Report
Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) A new report revealed on Thursday that 867,900 people in Australia had multiple jobs, the highest number since the country's Bureau of Statistics started keeping records in 1994.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Gehlot's OSD to appear before Delhi Police in phone tapping case
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) After being summoned by Delhi Police in a phone tapping case, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Lokesh Sharma will appear before the Crime Branch for questioning on Friday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Teacher who beat student to death for not doing homework held
Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Police have arrested a school teacher Manoj Kumar, who lynched Ganesh, a Class 7 student of a private school in Kolasar village of Churu district, said officials on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Proud to contribute to 1 bn vaccinations: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech on Thursday said it was proud to contribute to India reaching the one billion-mark of Covid vaccinations.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram hospital removes world's largest chest tumour at 13.85 kgs
Gurugram, Oct 21 (IANS) A team of doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute successfully removed the world's largest chest tumour weighing 13.85 kgs from the chest of a 25-year-old male patient.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Haryana,Health/Medicine
Swanand Kirkire: 13-minute film 'Maratha Mandir Cinema' an ode to 'DDLJ'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Veteran theatre artiste, lyricist, singer, actor and writer Swanand Kirkire has opened up on the short film titled 'Maratha Mandir Cinema'. The film is a tribute to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the release of mega hit 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NZ secures historic FTA with UK: PM
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand and the UK have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will see a boost of almost NZ$1 billion ($720 million) to Wellington's GDP and unprecedented access for Kiwi exporters to the British market, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Farmers have right to protest, but roads can't be blocked indefinitely: SC
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that farmer groups have the right to protest, but they cannot keep roads blocked indefinitely. The top court has sought response from Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmer unions, and other farmer unions on a petition filed by a woman resident of Noida seeking direction to ensure that the road between Noida to Delhi is kept clear for smooth traffic movement.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
How Vidyut Jammwal put together 'Sanak: Hope Under Siege' on his own
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Vidyut Jammwal is undoubtedly one of the biggest action stars in Bollywood. His stunts, grit and the constant pursuit for excellence in action is unparalleled. His latest action thriller 'Sanak: Hope Under Siege' has garnered much love from the audience.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Goa caps RT-PCR rate for inbound foreign tourists at Rs 3,200
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday capped the rate for an RT-PCR test for inbound foreign tourists at Rs 3,200, according to a government directive.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Syria urges int' community to act against terrorism after Damascus attack
Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) In the wake of a bombing in Damascus that killed 14 people, the Syrian Foreign Ministry has urged the international community and the US to take "deterrent measures" against terrorism.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics,Defence/Security
IAF aircraft Mirage 2000 crashes in MP, pilot ejected safely
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) A Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
FB to downrank your Groups posts if you break rules
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Tech giant Facebook will start demoting all Groups content from people who have violated its policies elsewhere across the platform.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
An all-female exhibition by 7 Los Angeles and 1 Mumbai-based artist
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) "The Hourglass Overturned", an all-female exhibition by 7 Los Angeles and 1 Mumbai-based artist at Arushi Gallery. The show features a curated selection of artworks by Lindsay Dawn, Lindz Heppner, Leila Nazarian, Martha Solaz, Lindsey Nobel, Akshita Gandhi, Sophie Kipner and Amanda Flower.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The Tea Tales
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) Since the first tea leaf was consumed in China thousands of years ago, people have been aware of the health benefits of drinking tea and how different types of tea can help treat different illnesses. Certain teas are good for fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and cholesterol, while others aid in weight loss and improving metabolism, treating mental health disorders, preventing migraines, and improving sleep patterns. Ekta Jain, CMO, Octavius Tea, shares the benefits to our physical and mental health of specific types of tea leaves:
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A chat with beauty queen Sonal Kukreja, 1st Runner-up at Miss Diva 2021
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) Despite the fear of the pandemic, LIVA Miss Diva 2021, went ahead with the motto that the show must go on giving aspiring divas an opportunity to achieve their dreams. Sonal Kukreja was crowned Miss Diva 2021 1st Runner-up. We chatted to the pageant winner to find out a little bit more about her aspirations.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Amazon Prime Video launches K-drama slate with 10 new titles
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on Thursday announced the launch of a dedicated content slate for Korean dramas on the service along with 10 new titles.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Lyon expects Ben Stokes to make late entry into Ashes team
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Ben Stokes may not be in the England team for the Ashes series, starting in December, Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has tipped the all-rounder to make a late entry in the series.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Sanjana Sanghi, Ishwak Singh, Adarsh Gourav feature in H&M's latest campaign
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) This festive season, international fashion retailer H&M, is taking the narrative forward from their campaign last year Brighter Than Ever, unveiling an India exclusive collection for the festive season.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A slice of Paris in Shillong
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) A mother of three, Wabangnaro Aier Sooting is a serial entrepreneur who hails from Nagaland. Her husband passed away several years back and since then she has been running multiple businesses while raising her children independently and securing a prosperous financial future for them.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
NZ reports 102 new Covid Delta variant cases
Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand on Thursday reported 102 new cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant in the community, which increased the overall infection tally to 5,315.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
India's 100 cr Covid vax is historic & proud moment: Shah
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday congratulated the nation for achieving the milestone of vaccinating over 100 crore people with the Covid-19 vaccine under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Opposition tarnishing Andhra Pradesh's image: Jagan
Vijayawada, Oct 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday slammed opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for tarnishing the image of the State by linking it with drugs out of anger for not coming to power.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Suneet Varma talks sustainable fashion
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANSlife) Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 'The Showcase in association with FDCI was launched on 6th August with a vision to search for the next generation of fashion designers, shutterbugs, models and content creators to catapult their career journey. The contestants were mentored by the trailblazers of the industry such as Amit Aggarwal, Anju Modi, JJ Valaya, Namrata Joshipura, Rahul Mishra, Shantanu & Nikhil, Suneet Varma, Abraham & Thakore, Rina Dhaka and Kunal Rawal.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Seoul govt to file complaints against all labour rally participants
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) The Seoul city government said on Thursday that it will file complaints with police against all participants in a labour rally called by a militant umbrella union a day earlier on charges of violating the infectious disease prevention act.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
MG's mid-segment SUV Astor sold out for 2021
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Automobile major MG Motor India has sold out its mid-segment SUV Astor for 2021.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Volcano eruption in Spanish island continues for over a months
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Spain, has now continued for over a month, with experts warning that it is likely spew lava in the "short and medium term".
2021-10-21
Category: International, Spain,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Char Dham Yatra resumes after weather clears in Uttarakhand
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Char Dham Yatra, which was temporarily suspended due to incessant rains in Uttarakhand, resumed in Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri after the rains stopped on Thursday. However, roadways in Badrinath are still blocked and will be reopened after the weather clears. At least 54 people have died in rain related incidents in the state.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
NATO to seek ways to engage with Russia
Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite Russia's decision to suspend its mission to the NATO and to close the alliance's offices in its capital city, the Organization's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that it will continue seeking ways to engage with Moscow.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Ansu Fati agrees new contract with Barcelona
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS) FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to extend the contract of 18-year-old striker Ansu Fati until June 2027. The official Barcelona website confirmed late on Wednesday night that the youngster, who has just returned after almost a year out with a knee injury, will put pen to paper on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Drone attack targets US base in Syria
Damascus, Oct 21 (IANS) A drone attack targeted a US base in the al-Tanf area in Syria, state news agency SANA reported on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
'Aila Re Aillaa' song adds to hype around 'Sooryavanshi'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) As the release of Rohit Shetty's 'Sooryavanshi' draws closer, the excitement for the film is soaring to new heights. And why not, it is the biggest film of the year and promises to light up theatres with the thorough entertainment that it has to offer. The makers of the film have now released a new song.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Doctor sights rare owl species in Prayagraj
Prayagraj (UP), Oct 21 (IANS) A rare and endangered mottled wood owl (Strix ocellata) has been sighted in Prayagraj.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Experts hail India's 100 Cr Covid vax milestone
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Thursday achieved a milestone of vaccinating 100 crore people against Covid-19, 279 days after inoculating the very first health worker.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
T20 World Cup: Inzamam picks India as best suited to win in Gulf conditions
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked India as the favourite to win the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Zuckerberg called to testify before Senate following Instagram reports
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) A top US Democrat is demanding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg or Instagram chief Adam Mosseri testify before the Senate to explain how the company plans to protect kids in light of new reports that platforms like Instagram can encourage harmful behaviour in teenagers.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Security threat to UK lawmakers deemed substantial: Home Secy
London, Oct 21 (IANS) UK Home Secretary Priti Patel told lawmakers on Wednesday night that the threat to their safety following the killing of Conservative MP David Amess was assessed by intelligence chiefs as "substantial", meaning an attack is "likely."
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NCB 'visits' SRK, Ananya Pandey's homes; conducts raids in Andheri
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) In a major development, teams of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) are paying a 'visit' to the residences of Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Bandra West, actress Ananya Pande in Khar west, and raided a location in Andheri on Thursday as part of the ongoing probe into the October 2 luxury cruiser rave party.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP Minister booked for forging documents
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21 (IANS) The additional sessions judge (ADJ) of the MP-MLA court in Bulandshahr has found Uttar Pradesh Minister of state for environment, forest and climate change Anil Sharma guilty of forging documents to illegally encroach upon the land of a private factory.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Pawan Kalyan to restart shooting for epic drama 'Hari Hara Veera Mallu'
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan, who recently made a re-entry into the movies after a long gap, had given a hit with 'Vakeel Saab'. With a couple of upcoming movie ventures in the pipeline, he has an interesting slate lined up.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Global PC shipments hit 84 mn units in Q3, Lenovo leads
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Global PC shipments marked their sixth consecutive year-on-year (YoY) growth in Q3 2021 at 84.2 million units, a new report revealed on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
IED detected, defused in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) An improvised explosive device (IED) was detected and defused by the security forces on Thursday in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir thereby averting a major tragedy.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Nokia launches 'C30' in India starting at Rs 10,999
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its popular C-series portfolio of smartphones, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Thursday unveiled budget-friendly Nokia C30 in two storage variants.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nani's 'Shyam Singha Roy' audio rights go for whopping price
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telugu 'Natural Star' Nani, who is buoyed by the success of his latest movie 'Tuck Jagadish', is gearing up for another biggie to hit the screens soon. Titled 'Shyam Singha Roy', this upcoming movie marks the 27th film for Nani.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
UN evacuates staff from Ethiopia's Tigray after airstrike
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The UN is evacuating some humanitarian personnel from Ethiopia's Tigray, following a new airstrike on the regional capital of Mekelle, a spokesman for the world body said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
Of films that critiqued the present and the pasts leading to it (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) How is it that Bengal has stood out in nurturing great directors like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak, whose films "contain in them visions of many possible futures" and "critiqued the present and the pasts leading to it"?
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Vijayan has to come out from ring of flatterers: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Kerala Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan on Thursday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to come out of the ring of flatterers who are mere sycophants.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BYJU's extend employee health cover to parents, siblings, in-laws
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Edtech company BYJU'S on Thursday introduced an enhanced and tailor-made health insurance policy for its employees that covers and further scales up focus on their physical and psychological well-being.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Health/Medicine
Fraud suspects wanted by US appear in S.Africa court
Cape Town, Oct 21 (IANS) Eight foreign nationals, who are also wanted by the US, made their first appearance at a South African court in connection with a cross-border, multi-million dollar online scam.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Emraan Hashmi reveals why Indian horror films haven't done well
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film 'Dybbuk: The Curse is Real', has spoken about why horror films in India are not up to speed like other genres.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Global cues, inflationary concerns dent equities; IT stocks fall (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) A sell-off in the Asian markets along with mixed early corporate results subdued India's key equity indices during the afternoon trade session on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Disney+ Day' to bring access to preview 100 hours of content
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Be it the spy-thriller 'Special Ops 1.5', or famous 'Home Sweet Home Alone', on the second anniversary of the Disney+ streaming platform, non-subscribers will also gain access to preview 100 hours of content across genres on November 12 as the Walt Disney Company will host 'Disney+ Day'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Cop threatens activist for questioning tree felling in K'taka
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) A video of a police official threatening an activist who opposed tree felling for a metro project in Bengaluru has gone viral on the social media.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
250 IS terrorists arrested in Afghanistan in a month: Taliban
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has claimed that 250 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were arrested in the country in the past one month, the media reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tiger Shroff becomes face of global campaign on urban forests, climate conservation
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Rapid industrialisation, expansion of cities and encroachment of farmland and forests have thwarted the natural balance all across the globe. Add to that the reckless consumerism that has poisoned our ecosystem and has pushed many species to the verge of extinction. To say that the threat of climate change and environmental degradation looms large, would be an understatement.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife,Bollywood
Modi visits Delhi hospital to mark India's 100 Cr Covid vax milestone
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here to express gratitude to doctors, nurses and others who helped India cross the 100 crore Covid-19 vaccination-mark.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ben Affleck excited by Ridley Scott's shooting style on 'The Last Duel'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Ben Affleck says he was excited to see four-time Academy Award nominee Ridley Scott's shooting style while filming 'The Last Duel'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Chandrababu Naidu begins protest, seeks Centre's intervention
Amaravati, Oct 21 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday began 36-hour long sit-in at party's central office at Mangalagiri to protest Tuesday's attacks on party offices and demanded the Centre's intervention to save the people of Andhra Pradesh from what he called the drug mafia and the undemocratic and fascist regime.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Gunman pleads guilty in 2018 Florida school shooting
Miami, Oct 21 (IANS) The gunman who killed 17 people at a high school in the US state of Florida in 2018 has pleaded guilty to all the 34 charges against him, handing his fate to a jury that could sentence him to either life in prison or death.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN launches 'guiding principles' for near-zero carbon hydrogen
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The United Nations High-Level Champions for Climate Action, Gonzalo Munoz and Nigel Topping, and the global partners of the UN Marrakech Partnership on Thursday published the result of months-long collaboration to strengthen and ground discourse on the role of hydrogen in decarbonisation efforts.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Abhishek Banerjee on success of 'Rashmi Rocket' and enjoying audience's attention
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Abhishek Banerjee has come a long way. From a small but eye-catching role in Aamir Khan-starrer 'Rang De Basanti' and 'Pitchers' to the newly-released 'Rashmi Rocket', his rise has been truly meteoric.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fake antique dealer case: Statement of Italy based Kerala lady recorded
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) The Crime Branch police probing the case of the fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal has taken the statement from Anitha Pullayil, the high profile Kerala lady settled in Italy.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Vaccine inequity will drag Covid pandemic to 2022: WHO
London, Oct 21 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic will drag on until 2022, longer than it needs to, because several poor countries have not received vaccines against the deadly infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
'Bigg Boss Telugu 5': Priya gets on VJ Sunny's nerves
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) With unexpected twists and turns, the latest episodes of 'Bigg Boss Telugu 5' have been quite intense. A verbal spat was triggered between two contestants during the tasks this week, which has become a point of discussion among the viewers.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz
Govt forces attack Houthi-held sites in Yemen
Sanaa, Oct 21 (IANS) Forces of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government launched military operations against sites held by the Houthi militia in the oil-rich southern province of Shabwa, a military source said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
TN Police crack down on vehicles with fake stickers of press, advocates
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Chennai Police are continuing to crack down on vehicles, including high-end cars that are bearing fake stickers of press, lawyers, and human rights bodies. In certain cases, the stickers of doctors were also falsely used.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Faye D'Souza returns to 'One Mic Stand 2' on 'popular demand'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Laughter connects people on a subconscious level, it's what brings them together irrespective of where they come from and what they do. And that's what forms the essence of Amazon Prime's 'One Mic Stand'. The show brings people from varying backgrounds under one roof and subjects them to a live audience to test their comedy skills.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
UK partners with India for climate change adaptation at COP26
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Climate change adaptation and loss and damage, associated with the adverse effects of climate change, are among the priority thematic areas of work that the host UK planned in partnership with India when world leaders gather this month in Scotland's largest city Glasgow for upcoming COP26 -- the 2021 edition of the UN Annual Climate Change Conference.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
'N.Korea's SLBM in early development stage, likely can be intercepted'
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) North Korea's recently tested submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) appears to be in an early stage of development and can be intercepted, South Korea's Defence Minister Suh Wook said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
12 Goa beaches impacted by tarball invasion last month
Panaji, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 12 beaches in Goa were damaged by oily, carcinogenic tarballs last month, while 33 others have been afflicted by the menace since 2015, according to the coastal state's government.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Let's give govt credit: Tharoor on 100 cr vaccination
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After India on Thursday achieved a major milestone of 100 crore vaccination, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that the credit should be given to the government and this is a matter of pride for the entire country.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cherian Phillip is welcome to return home, says top Cong leader
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) Estranged former top Congress leader Cherian Phillip, who has openly criticised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan- his biggest supporter since he left the Congress and became a fellow traveller of the CPI-M in 2001- on Thursday got the first green signal that he is welcome to return to the grand-old party.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Dubai investment in Kashmir leaves Pakistan baffled
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) While the Manoj Sinha administration has scaled up the security grid across the Kashmir Valley to pin down the militants, it has also ordered immediate measures for moving the workers to safer places. Along with these local procedures of immediate nature, the government has loudly conveyed that it is not going to be cowed down under any circumstances, The Dispatch reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,International
No respite for Aryan Khan, Bombay HC to hear his bail plea on Oct 26 (Ld)
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Thursday posted to October 26 the hearing of the bail application of Aryan Khan, arrested in a drugs case by the Narcotics Control Bureau, and declined bail by a Special NDPS Court.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tributes paid to bravehearts on Police Commemoration Day
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Thursday paid tributes to bravehearts at National Police Memorial (NPM) here on Police Commemoration Day 2021.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Shahid Kapoor to star in 'full-blown' actioner titled 'Bull'
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor will be starring in the upcoming high-octane actioner titled 'Bull'. The film marks the directorial debut of Aditya Nimbalkar, who has worked extensively with filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Polish Health Minister reports Covid 'explosion'
Warsaw, Oct 21 (IANS) Poland has seen an "explosion" of the Covid-19 pandemic over the past two days, and the government will have to take "drastic measures" if the trend continues, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said at a press conference here.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Poland,Politics
Abhishek Vichare's 'The Girl Who Got Labelled' becomes bestseller amid global pandemic
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Abhishek Vichare's Best Selling novel of 2020, 'The Girl Who Got Labelled', makes record-breaking sales even during a global crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Manchester United owners pick bid documents for IPL franchise
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is attracting attention of foreign investors as it gets ready to add two new franchises in the upcoming season.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bombay HC to hear Aryan Khan's bail plea on Oct 26
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Thursday posted to October 26 the hearing of the bail application of Aryan Khan, arrested in a drugs case by the Narcotics Control Bureau.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kashmir: A battle that has been laid off for far too long
On October 22, 1947 Pakistan attacked the State of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the beginning of a conflict that would leave thousands dead and maimed and scar the lives of millions. It was also the start of a feud between India and Pakistan that continues to this day.
2021-10-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Musk's Boring Company gets nod to expand Loop under Las Vegas Strip
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Elon Musk's Boring Company has received the initial approval from officials to build a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Northeast monsoon expected to hit TN on Oct 26
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The northeast monsoon is expected to hit Tamil Nadu on October 26 as northeasterly winds are likely to set at the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal on that day.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
4 people killed in Pak explosion
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Four people were killed in an explosion targeting law enforcement officials in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a senior police official said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Serbia mandates evening Covid certificates
Belgrade, Oct 21 (IANS) From Saturday onwards, Serbia will make a valid Covid-19 certificate mandatory for access to bars and restaurants in the evenings, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced following a crisis meeting of the country's pandemic task force.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Politics
California variant of Covid now in Pakistan
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan health authorities have announced that another variant of the deadly Covid virus had managed to reach Pakistan, Dawn reported.
2021-10-21
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar Divisional Commissioner engages in altercation with ex-Minister's daughter
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) In a suspected case of road rage, the Divisional Commissioner of Bihar's Saran district allegedly, engaged in an altercation with the daughter of former Cabinet Minister Veena Shahi in Patna's Shivpuri area.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India logs 18,454 new Covid cases, recovery rate maintained at 98.15%
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India reported 18,454 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, and 160 deaths in the last 24 hours, even as the recovery rate continues to be 98.15 per cent as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Israeli medical residents, interns to return to work as shifts dispute resolved
Tel Aviv, Oct 21 (IANS) More than 2,600 Israeli medical residents and interns will return to work after a dispute over the 26-hour shifts was resolved, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and the Medical Residents Organization of Israel (Mirsham) said in a joint statement.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ad revenue in Indian short video-app market logs 3x growth
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) After the ban on TikTok and other Chinese short-video making apps, the advertisement revenue from Indian short-form space has been growing at a rapid pace and has tripled in just six months, new data showed on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Alapan Bandyopadhyay moves CAT challenging probe against him
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In a significant development, former West Bengal chief secretary and presently chief advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Alapan Bandyopadhyay moved CAT (Central Administrative Tribunal) against the Centre's decision to initiate a probe against him.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Woman found dead in Noida flat
Noida, Oct 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly murdered by her distant relative in Noida, an official said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India smartphone market falls 5% in Q3, Xiaomi maintains lead: Report
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As smartphone vendors struggled with supply issues for low-end mobile handsets, the shipments in India fell 5 per cent (on-year) in the third quarter (Q3) this year, a new report showed on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ethiopian govt confirms targeted air strikes in Tigray
Addis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) The Ethiopian federal government has confirmed targeted air strikes in the country's conflict-hit Tigray region.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Pique turns striker to keep Barca's Champions League hopes alive
Barcelona, Oct 21 (IANS) Barcelona clinched their first points of the 2021 Champions League campaign with victory against Dynamo Kiev.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
India achieves major milestone of 'one billion' vaccinations
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Thursday achieved the major milestone of 100 crore vaccination-mark, nine months after the nationwide inoculation programme was started to protect the people against Covid-19.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Minor boy arrested in homemaker's murder case in K'taka
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Karnataka police have cracked the brutal murder case of a 28-year homemaker in Bengaluru's Yarabnagar locality and arrested a minor boy in connection, police sources said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tesla earns $1.62 bn in Q3 as car sales surged
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite the ongoing chip shortage, electric vehicle company Tesla reported a net income of $1.62 billion in the third quarter of 2021, which is five times more than it did this time last year.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Cong to start campaign against price rise on Nehru's birthday
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Amid price rise of essential commodities and petroleum products, the Congress has decided to start its mass jan jagran campaign from November 14, the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, which will continue till November 29.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bitcoin may touch $100,000 per coin by 2021 end: Experts
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite uncertainties and high volatility surrounding it, Bitcoin has crossed $65,000 per coin for the first time and according to industry experts, the most sought-after cryptocurrency may touch the $100,000 mark by the end of this year.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vax mandate to be imposed in Canadian Parliament precinct
Ottawa, Oct 21 (IANS) Staring from November 22, people aged 12 and above entering Canada's House of Commons precinct will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to authorities.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Champions League: Ronaldo saves Man United; big wins for Chelsea, Bayern
Manchester, Oct 21 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo capped a rousing comeback as Manchester United edged Atalanta 3-2 in an end-to-end thriller at Old Trafford while holders Chelsea cruised past Malmö while Bayern Munich put in an impressive late cameo against Benfica on another night of Champions League action in Europe.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
AirPods shipment to reach 85mn units next year: Report
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Apple AirPods shipment is expected to reach 85 million units globally in 2022, which is a 3.7 per cent year-on-year increase.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Puducherry coach booked for sexually harassing girl cricketer
Puducherry, Oct 21 (IANS) A senior cricket player cum coach of Puducherry, Thamaraikannan was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and the Mettupalayam police have started investigation into the case.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Sports
Smuggler hiding gold in mouth detained at Bengaluru airport
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) Customs officers at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL) in Bengaluru have detained a 42-year-old gold smuggler, who was trying to hide the yellow metal in his mouth, sources in the airport told on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Quentin Tarantino hints that he could direct 'Kill Bill 3'
Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino said that he has "no idea" what his next project will be but hinted that he could make another 'Kill Bill' movie.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Indian short video-app market logs 3x growth after TikTok ban
Bengaluru, Oct 21 (IANS) After the ban on TikTok and other Chinese short-video making apps, the advertisement revenue from Indian short-form space has been growing at a rapid pace and tripled in just six months, new data showed on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Romania's new cabinet fails confidence vote in Parliament
Bucharest, Oct 21 (IANS) Romania's Prime Minister-designate Dacian Ciolos has failed to secure majority support in Parliament for his new cabinet proposal.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Romania,Politics
FIR against Bajrang Dal leader, 100 pro-Hindu activists for abusing cops in K'taka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Oct 21 (IANS) The Karnataka Police have filed FIR against Bajrang Dal leader and 100 activists of Hindu outfits for allegedly abusing an IPS officer on duty while staging protest against religious conversions in Hubballi, police sources said on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fuel rates hiked again, diesel rises by highest margin
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday rallied to their highest-ever levels across the country, as fuel rates were hiked again for a second consecutive day by the highest margin so far this year of upto 45 paise a litre.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Priest's son shot dead by 'friends' in UP
Muzaffarnagar (UP), Oct 21 (IANS) The 20-year-old son of a local temple priest, was allegedly shot dead by three of his 'friends'.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lebanon faces multiple challenges in unlocking IMF aid
Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanon has multiple challenges to meet before unlocking aid by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), experts have said.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Amazon to now tell 3rd-party sellers which products will be popular
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) After facing criticism for allegedly copying popular products and manipulating search results to boost its own brands, especially in India, Amazon has now announced a new tool that will help third-party sellers with detailed insights into what customers are searching for, clicking on, and buying, as well as sales history, pricing trends and more.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Priyanka promises smartphones, scooty to girls in UP
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary and in-charge of the Uttar Pradesh unit, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has announced to give smartphones and electronic scooty to girls if the party comes to power in the state.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UN official urges using aid to leverage women's rights in Afghanistan
United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) A UN official has urged the international community to use aid as leverage to promote women's rights in Afghanistan, which have further deteriorated following the fall of the country to the Taliban in August.
2021-10-21
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
TN to organise mega vaccine camp on Saturday for second dose
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu health department will organise sixth mega Covid vaccination drive for the second jab on October 23, Saturday. This, after the poor percentage of the second dose, as the state has till Wednesday administered second dose only to 26 per cent of its population and is lagging behind other South Indian states like Kerala (33 per cent), Karnataka (33 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (36 per cent) and Telangana (28 per cent). It is also behind the national average which is at 29 per cent.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Ahead of HC bail plea, SRK meets Aryan in Arthur Road Jail
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday morning went to meet his son Aryan, currently lodged in a barrack with other criminals at the Arthur Road Central Jail (ARCJ) , after his detention and arrest by the NCB in a drugs case.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tahir Raj Bhasin: Working non-stop has never been a problem
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who has a slew of projects lined up for release such as 'Looop Lapeta', 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein' and '83', has no problem with working non stop as he calls it a blessing for an artiste.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Setback for Australia as Georgia Wareham ruptures ACL
Hobart, Oct 21 (IANS) The Australia women's cricket team suffered a big blow ahead of the upcoming Ashes series against England and next year's ODI World Cup with star spinner Georgia Wareham rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) match here.
2021-10-21
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Indices open in green as value buying, global cues buoy sentiments
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Value buying along with positive Asian markets and healthy quarterly results buoyed India's key equity indices during early-morning trade session on Thursday.
2021-10-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
S.Korea prepares to launch 1st homegrown space launch vehicle
Seoul, Oct 21 (IANS) South Korea was on Thursday preparing to launch its first homegrown space launch vehicle in the latest attempt to foster its space program and join the elite global space club.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Korea,Politics