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Himachal to provide free jab to those aged 18-44 yrs
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to bear the expenses of Covid-19 vaccine for those aged between 18 and 44 years as the vaccination is free for people of 45 years and above.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
MI's power-packed batting finding Chennai pitch tough
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' strength -- the power-packed middle-order -- has not done well in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, leaving the defending champions with below-par totals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005' is India's entry at SAARC International film fest
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Ananth Mahadevan's Marathi directorial "Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005" has been nominated as India's entry at SAARC International Film Festival. The film is based on the true story of a woman in Kerala who fought for justice for her son over 13 years, following his death owing to police torture in custody. The guilty policemen were sentenced to death by a special CBI court.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid to drive US prescription drug spending in 2021: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) The shifts in care related to the Covid pandemic will continue to be a significant driver of drug expenditures in 2021, along with uptake in the use of biosimilars, a large pipeline of new cancer drugs, and increased approvals of specialty medications, according to a study.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ola unveils electric two-wheeler charging network
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ola on Thursday unveiled the 'Hypercharger Network', a charging network for its upcoming two-wheeler products starting with the Ola Scooter to be launched in India in the coming months.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Industry federations extend support to Covid vaccination drive
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Healthcare and Industry federations came forward on Thursday to support the government's Covid vaccination strategy and to scale up last-mile delivery for the entire population.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
At least 100 Sikh devotees returning from Pak test positive
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) At least 100 Sikh devotees mainly from Punjab, who returned from Pakistan after visiting several shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi, on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus on their return to India through the Wagah border near Amritsar, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
In Kerala, even jail is not safe as Rs 1.92 lakh goes missing
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) On Thursday morning jail authorities at the Kannur high security prison got a rude shock after it was found that Rs 1.92 lakh kept at a food stall in the prison were stolen.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To review Covid situation, PM cancels Bengal visit on Friday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concerned at the continuous increase in Covid cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced cancellation of his visit to West Bengal on Friday for a string of rallies.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden to pledge halving US emissions by 2030 at climate summit
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will pledge on Thursday to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by half by the end of the decade compared to 2005 levels, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Dhoni's parents' health situation under control: Fleming
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming that the health situation of captain MS Dhoni's parents is under control and is being monitored. Dhoni's parents had tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a private hospital in Ranchi.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sundeep Kishan does action comedy in 'Gully Rowdy'
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) South star Sundeep Kishan, who was seen in the Hindi web series "The Family Man", is up for a quirky turn on screen next, in the upcoming action comedy "Gully Rowdy".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cisco pledges $100 million to combat climate change
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Cisco Foundation has pledged $100 million over ten years to combat climate change, the company said in a blog post. It aims to make real impact funding and promote climate solutions by funding non-profits grants and impact investing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Phase 3 Covid vaccination registration to start from April 28
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Union government on Thursday said that the registration for the third phase of Covid vaccination for everyone above 18 years of age will start on April 28. The registration will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App. There will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Xiaomi to donate Rs 3 cr for 1,000 oxygen concentrators in India
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the demand for oxygen cylinders skyrocketed amid the surge in Covid-19 caseloads, smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday announced that it will donate Rs 3 crore to procure more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators for hospitals across states.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Struggling PBKS have task cut out against wounded MI (Preview: Match 17)
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS), who are lying at the bottom of points table, have their task cut out when they face Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday. Despite MI struggling with their middle-order batting, it will be a tough outing for PBKS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Apple pips Samsung to take 2nd spot in India tablet market
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Riding on the surge in remote work, learning and fun activities at home during the pandemic, Apple dethroned Samsung to take the second position in the India tablet market with a market share of 29 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2021, a new report revealed on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Make sure there is no obstruction in transport of oxygen to Delhi: HC
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday said if governments want, "they can make heaven and earth meet", as it asked the Centre to ensure there is no obstruction in transport of oxygen to Delhi.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM cancels Bengal rally, to take stock of Covid situation
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his rally in poll battleground West Bengal slated on Friday in view of the serious Covid situation in the country.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India needs to be prepared to fight Covid for years to come
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As India faces the daunting task to make life-saving oxygen cylinders and key Covid drugs available amid the raging second wave of the pandemic, top health experts said on Thursday that the country needs to prepare itself for a long haul -- at least for the next 2-3 years -- unless oral drugs that can effectively kill the virus are available over the counter.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Have other things to worry about: MI's Boult on Mankading
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Trent Boult refused to join in the debate of batsmen backing up too far at the non-striker's end, saying that it doesn't bother him as a bowler.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Madhuri celebrates 27 years of 'Anjaam', calls it one of her 'memorable films'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Shah Rukh Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer "Anjaam" released 27 years ago on this day. The actress shared a few stills from the film on Instagram on Thursday, and said it was one of her memorable films.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
T'gana lodges protest with Centre for taking control of Remdesivir
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana has lodged a protest with the Centre for taking control of the distribution of Remdesivir injections for Covid patients across the country.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
TMC fortunes sinking with people giving it a miss at polling booths: BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the sixth phase of polling for the West Bengal Assembly progresses on Thursday, the BJP has claimed that the TMC's fortunes are continuing to sink with the people giving it a miss at the polling booths.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
31 Covid patients from other states flee Tripura care centre
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) At least 31 Covid positive patients from other states have fled from a temporary care centre in Tripura on Thursday and police launched a massive search to trace them, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Armed robbers loot Rs 6 lakh from bank in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Armed robbers looted Rs 6 lakhs from a branch of the J&K Bank in Baramulla district on Thursday, police said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Remdesivir not effective in patients requiring ventilation: PGI doctor
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Remdesivir -- an antiviral drug -- does not have any effect in reducing mortality and it is not effective for patients requiring high oxygen support or ventilation, a senior doctor with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said here on Thursday,
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Ram temple trust to set up Oxygen plant
Ayodhya, April 22 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is working for the construction of the grand temple of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya and for the development of the Ayodhya region, has come out to help the Covid patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Pfizer offers Covid jabs at 'not-for-profit' price in India
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) US pharma major Pfizer on Thursday offered to supply the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a "not-for-profit" price, media reports have cited.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kriti Sanon reveals her special 'morning facial' routine
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has revealed her morning facial routine involves fur, kisses and licks! Kriti posted an Instagram clip on Thursday morning, where she is seen cuddling her two pet dogs.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil Nadu Opposition assails state, Centre's handling of Covid
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Major opposition parties of Tamil Nadu, including the DMK, the AMMK, the MNM and the IUML, have come out strongly against the Central government and the AIADMK-led state government's handling of the Covid crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NMCH asks doctors to avoid prescribing Remdesivir injection
Patna, April 22 (IANS) After the shortage of Remdesivir injections in Bihar, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna came up with a new theory and directed the doctors to avoid prescribing this injection to corona patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen Express set to haul first supply from Vizag plant
Visakhapatnam, April 22 (IANS) The first batch of 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from the Vizag Steel Plant is being loaded onto the Indian Railways' Oxygen Express, for transportation to Covid-hit Maharashtra. The special train designed for transporting LMO arrived in the early hours of Thursday, at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited's Vizag Steel Plant, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Delhi facing oxygen shortage despite Centre increasing its quota: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Several private hospitals in Delhi are running out of oxygen for Covid-19 patients with many of them making makeshift arrangements to ensure that the patients could be saved, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Police party which went to stop Ramlila attacked in MP
Ratlam (MP), April 22 (IANS) A police party was attacked when it asked people to stop the Ramlila which was taking place in violation of Covid protocols in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Health system crumbling, don't play petty politics: Raj Thackeray to PM (Ld)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Terming the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as a health emergency of an unprecedented magnitude ever witnessed by India in the past century, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray said that the healthcare system has caved-in and this is not the time to indulge in "petty politics".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Wife, paramour held for husband's murder in J&K
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) The J&K police on Thursday claimed to have solved a murder case in Baramulla district by arresting two accused including the wife and her paramour for the husband's murder.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Railway starts Oxygen Expresses to meet demands in hospitals
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) To meet oxygen demands in Covid-19 hospitals, the Indian Railways is to start running 'Oxygen Expresses' to ensure unhindered supply of the gas and also set up "green corridors" for swift supply.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
USCIRF asks Biden to impose sanctions on Pak over persecution of minorities
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has asked the Biden administration to impose targeted sanctions on Pakistani government agencies and officials responsible for severe violations of religious freedom.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi directs to ensure smooth, unhindered supply of oxygen
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the oxygen crises in Covid-19 hospitals across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday directed the concerned officials to ensure that oxygen is supplied to various states and Union Territories (UTs) in a smooth and unhindered manner.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP govt to hire youth in pollution checking centres
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Keeping in mind the thousands of young unemployed people in the state, the UP Transport Department has come up with a new scheme.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra HC pulls up govt over multiple issues on Covid
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday was critical of the state government over multiple issues pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Arjun Rampal tests negative, says quick recovery due to vaccine
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal has tested negative for Covid-19. The actor had been battling the virus for almost a week, and he says he managed to recover so quickly because he had already taken the first dose of the vaccine.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt stops oxygen supply to industry to meet shortage in Covid hospitals
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) To ensure that there is no crisis of oxygen in hospitals across the country, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs prohibited supply of oxygen for industrial purposes, except those exempted by the government, from Thursday onwards.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Samantha Akkineni: Hang in there, it gets better
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) South star Samantha Akkineni on Thursday exhorted fans to stay resilient in these testing times of Covid, along with a picture she posted on Instagram.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Half-a-dozen scribes fall prey to medical shortage in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Shortage of ventilators, oxygen cylinders and hospital beds has led to the death of over half-a-dozen journalists in Lucknow in the past 10 days.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Wadhwani Advantage launches acceleration programme for healthcare
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Wadhwani Advantage launched an acceleration programme to assist businesses across the healthcare industry, from manufacturers of medical devices to pharmaceutical firms and delivery providers.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
70.42% polling recorded till 3 p.m. in Bengal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) In a relatively peaceful polling in the sixth phase when people of 43 constituencies across four districts of West Bengal are exercising their franchise, heavy polling has been recorded till 3 p.m. According to the Election Commission, 70.42 per cent of polling was recorded in the first six hours on Thursday. East Burdwan with more than 75 per cent recorded the highest polling till 3 p.m.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Madras HC takes suo moto notice about transfer of oxygen from TN
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The first bench of the Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy took suo moto notice of newspaper reports about transfer of oxygen cylinders from Tamil Nadu to other states even as the state is reeling under the surging Covid cases.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rakul Preet drives a truck, calls it 'once in a lifetime experience'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh took to steering a truck on the set of the upcoming film "Sardar Ka Grandson", and she was quite in the driver's seat doing the job!
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal: 3 districts contribute maximum Covid cases in state
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) With the daily number of Covid-19 cases crossing the 10,000 mark in West Bengal and cumulatively the state recording active Covid cases around 63,000, Kolkata and three districts adjoining the state capital contribute more than 50 per cent of the total active Covid count in the state. The alarming rate of increase of the disease in and around Kolkata has become a major concern for the police and administration.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Registration for Amarnath Yatra suspended due to Covid situation
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) In view of the fast-spreading Covid-19 infection in the country, the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on Thursday decided to temporarily suspend the registration for this year's Yatra to the Amarnath Cave shrine.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Women boxers assured of rich medal haul in Youth Worlds
Kielce (Poland), April 22 (IANS) The Indian women's boxing squad is on way to winning a rich medal haul in the Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships here as seven of them are in the gold medal round of their respective weight categories.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Panicked due to high death rate, man takes father home from hospital
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The rising number of corona patients has triggered panic among people in Delhi. On the one hand, they are unhappy with the hospitals as there are not sufficient beds and on the other those whose relatives are admitted to hospitals are preparing to take them home following the soaring number of deaths.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IOC EB supports proposal to modify Olmpic motto
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) supported president Thomas Bach's idea to add the word "together" after a hyphen to the Olympic motto "faster, higher, stronger" at an on-line meeting.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Inter extend lead, Sandro brace saves Juve
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Alex Sandro's brace helped Juventus come from behind to beat Parma 3-1, while Inter extended their lead on the table despite a shock 1-1 draw against Spezia.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
My level will go up a couple of notches I get fitter: Praneeth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ace Indian badminton player Sai Praneeth said that he is looking to get fitter so as to improve the level of his game.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bollywood mourns the demise of cinematographer Johny Lal
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) B-Towners took to social media to mourn the demise of veteran cinematographer Johny Lal.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Withdrawal from Super League was the right thing to do: Fernandinho
London, April 22 (IANS) Manchester City captain Fernandinho believes football has emerged victorious following the collapse of the breakaway European Super League.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shops in Haryana to shut at 6 p.m. from Friday
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) To contain the coronavirus spike, Haryana Home Minister on Thursday announced that all shops in the state would close from 6 p.m. onwards from Friday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Panchayat polls in UP to be super spreader: Atul Anjaan
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) CPI national secretary Atul Anjaan has said that the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh would prove be a super spreader of Covid virus.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global cues, value buy lift equities, metal stocks trade higher (Ld)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Global cues along with value buying opportunities pushed India's benchmark indices higher during Thursday's late-afternoon trade session.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
realme 8 5G launched in India starting at Rs 14,999
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker realme on Thursday launched a 5G enabled smartphone, realme 8 5G, for India market that comes in two storage variants.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Will Salman's hybrid release plan for 'Radhe' change B'wood box office game?
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The announcement of actor Salman Khan's big budget film "Radhe" having a simultaneous release on the pay-per-view platform Zeeplex, along with its theatrical release on Eid this year, has created a flutter in Bollywood. Is this the first step at reorganising film exhibition and distribution in India, in the era of OTT? More importantly, could such a hybrid release plan make permanent dent in box office collections, if producers make it a habit.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health system has crashed, don't play petty politics: Raj Thackeray to PM
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Terming the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as a health emergency of an unprecedented magnitude ever witnessed by India in the past century, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said that the healthcare system has collapsed and this is not the time to indulge in 'petty politics'.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Record-breaking flare spotted on Sun's nearest neighbour
New York, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have spotted the largest flare ever recorded from the sun's nearest neighbour, the star Proxima Centauri.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian Navy rescuers start searching for missing Indonesian sub
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Indian Navy rescuers on Thursday started searching for an Indonesian submarine that went missing with 53 people on board in waters north of the island of Bali.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Case against hospital after Covid positive judge finds no doctors
Kanpur, April 22 (IANS) A private medical facility in Kanpur has been booked for lack of facilities and negligence after the district judge who had tested positive for Covid-19, went to the hospital and saw the state of affairs.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Salman Khan launches trailer of 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan launched the trailer of his much-hyped upcoming film "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" on his social media on Thursday, and from the first look it seems like the superstar is all set to reload his encounter cop avatar from the 2009 blockbuster "Wanted".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid resurgence to impact FY22 IPO season (IANS Special)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Covid resurgence is expected to not only impact India's secondary markets but also the FY22 IPO season.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal urges UP, Haryana to unite against Covid-19 (Ld)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday appealed to neighbouring state governments - Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to come together to fight against the spread of Covid-19 instead of allowing borders to divide the response to the pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak-Iran ties moving towards positive cooperation: Qureshi
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran are making headways towards increasing bilateral cooperation with border security and establishment of trade markets along the borders.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IMA, Kerala medical officers want change in strategy to fight Covid
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association and the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Thursday told the state government that there should be a change in strategy to tackle the surging Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National
78 militants killed in Afghanistan in 24 hrs
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 78 Taliban militants were killed in various operations conducted by Afghan government forces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bollywood celebrates the planet on Earth Day
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) On the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to share pictures of themselves amid nature and talk about the need to save the planet.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No shortage of oxygen in Andhra: Industries Minister
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Thursday said there is no shortage of oxygen in the state, a crucial gas needed to treat coronavirus patients suffering from low levels of the life supporting gas in their body.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Over 300 passengers flee Silchar airport to avoid Covid test
Silchar, April 22 (IANS) Over 300 passengers, who had arrived at Assam's Silchar airport, escaped the mandatory testing for Covid-19, officials said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Apollo Hospital Joint MD demands green corridor for oxygen tanker movement
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the shortage of oxygen supply, Apollo Hospital's Joint Managing director Sangita Reddy has demanded a green corridor for the movement of oxygen tankers to the hospitals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
KTR questions different pricing for Covid vaccine
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday questioned the different pricing of Covid-19 vaccine for the central and state governments.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cambodian cops out with canes, clamping down on violators
Phnom Penh, April 22 (IANS) Police in Cambodias capital Phnom Penh are wielding canes and batons to threaten and beat people who violate the citys lockdown rules.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Telangana increased biodiversity, says CM
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday claimed that the measures taken by his government has increased the biodiversity and once again brought nature back to life in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
We will heal, defeat this virus: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid despair due to surging Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hoped that things will change and a time will come when people will hug again.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Accomplice in 2016 France terror attack arrested in Italy
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Italian police have said they arrested a 28-year-old Albanian man suspected to be an accomplice in the 2016 terror attack in Nice, France, which claimed the lives of 86 people.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism
What makes SARS-COV-2 a threat?
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that the cell types, which the SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus behind Covid-19 -- infects, makes it more deadly.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more nations
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rs 1.25 lakh robbed from liquor shop at gunpoint
Gurugram, April 22 (IANS) Four unidentified persons barged into a liquor shop near a toll plaza on the Gurugram-Faridabad road and looted Rs 1.25 lakh cash, two mobile phones and three liquor bottles at gunpoint in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt's vaccine policy arbitrary & discriminatory: Sonia to PM
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the government has not learnt any lesson from the past and its vaccine policy is arbitrary and discriminatory.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vijay Sethupathi, Soori shoot in wilds of Western Ghats for Vetri Maaran's 'Viduthalai'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Vijay Sethupathi and Soori will star in National Award-winning filmmaker Vetri Maaran's new film, "Viduthalai".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Underwater movement detected at missing Indonesian submarine's last submarine
Jakarta, April 22 (IANS) The Indonesian Army detected underwater movement at 2.5 knots around the last location of the submarine Nanggala-402 missing during a torpedo firing exercise in waters north of Bali Island, according to an official source on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
L&T Construction bags contract from Oilfields Supply Company Saudi
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Buildings and Factories business of Larsen & Toubro Construction has secured a contract from Oilfields Supply Company, Saudi, owned by the Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Centre Ltd, to design and build one of the world's largest oil & gas supply bases at King Salman Energy Park, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Situation like national emergency, SC asks Centre for national plan (Ld)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) On a day when India recorded 3.14 Lakh Covid cases and over 2,104 deaths in a day, the Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of Covid management and sought a national plan from the Centre on supply of oxygen, essential drugs supply and method and manner of vaccination.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women from self-help groups creating awareness about Covid in MP
Jabalpur, April 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing fight against coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh, the women associated with the self-help groups are creating awareness about the deadly virus by visiting each village. Under the guidance of the district panchayats and the Madhya Pradesh Deen Dayal Antyodaya Scheme of State Rural Livelihoods Mission, women of self-help groups are going door to door in Jabalpur to create awareness about the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Philippine Prez to skip ASEAN summit in Indonesia
Manila, April 22 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders' summit scheduled on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
BJP has no right to remain in power: Kamat
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has no moral right to remain in power because it has "completely failed" to provide the basic fundamental right to the citizens of the country, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
IOB appoints EY as digital consultant
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) on Thursday said that it has appointed Ernst & Young (EY) as its digital consultant.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Maha war with virus: Stringent norms from tonight
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Grappling to break the chain of the virus, more stringent lockdown norms shall be implemented from Thursday (April 22) till May 1 with serious restrictions on movement of people or vehicles, as per an official order.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Decision on Goa's border restriction soon: CMO
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) The Goa government is expected to soon take a decision on whether to make Covid testing mandatory for travellers entering into the state or not, the Chief Minister's Office said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Case filed against TikTok for illegally collecting kids data
London, April 22 (IANS) A case has been filed against the Chinese short-video making app TikTok, alleging that it illegally collects the personal information of its child users, the media reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nepal govt puts cap on mountaineers to climb Everest
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) The Nepali government has implemented a quota system for mountaineers to climb Mt. Everest aimed at preventing overcrowding on the world's tallest peak.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tesla car crashes in serious accident in China: Report
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A Tesla car reportedly crashed and caught on fire, which led to the death of one passenger in China, the media reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology
K'taka asks pvt hospitals to handover 80% facilities for Covid
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday said that the state government now wants private hospitals to allot 80 per cent of beds including their critical care facility as the state is facing severe health crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Another Round: Mads Mikkelsen served with heady twist (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)(LD)
Another Round (Danish film with subtitles on BookMyShow); Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie; Direction: Thomas Vinterberg; Rating: * * * * (four stars)
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
P&G commissions first in-house solar plant in India
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Procter & Gamble's manufacturing site in Hyderabad became its first site in India to house a solar plant.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Vi Business Plus introduces new mobility offerings for enterprises
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), has introduced new post-paid plans designed for businesses and working professionals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First-of-its-kind breathing bank to come up in Jodhpur
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) India's first-of-its-kind breathing bank will be coming up in Rajasthan's Jodhpur to mitigate the prevailing oxygen crisis for the Covid patients in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Kalyaan Dhev tests positive for Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's son-in-law, actor Kalyaan Dhev, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantined in hospital. Kalyaan took to Instagram on Thursday to share the health update.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Social activity, pandemic fatigue behind new Covid-19 peaks
New York, April 22 (IANS) US scientists have developed a new mathematical model for predicting how epidemics such as Covid-19 spread.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sudheer Babu: My mask is my superhero costume
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telugu actor Sudheer Babu has posted an Instagram picture in his "superhero costume". In the image Sudheer wears a grey T-shirt and black cargo pants. The "superhero" reference is to the all-important mask on his face.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delaying 2nd Covid dose may cut new infections, hospitalisations
Toronto, April 22 (IANS) Prioritising widespread inoculation with available first doses may reduce new infections, hospitalisations, and deaths, according to a study that suggests delaying the second dose could be an effective public health strategy.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Canada,National
Gorakhpur girl features in Forbes under 30 list
Gorakhpur, April 22 (IANS) Gorakhpur, the home district of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has just added another feather to its already crowded cap.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
S.Korea's nuke envoy speaks to US counterpart
Seoul, April 22 (IANS) South Korea's top nuclear envoy held phone talks with his US counterpart on Thursday over the Korean Peninsula issues, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Ishk Par Zor Nahin' actor Rajat Verma relies on 'gharelu nuskhe' for immunity
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shooting amidst the second wave of Covid has not been easy for "Ishk Par Zor Nahin" actor Rajat Verma. However, now all shoots have stopped, the TV actor is using the free time to pursue his hobbies.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC takes cognisance of Covid situation, asks for national policy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of Covid management -- supply of oxygen, essential drugs supply, method and manner of vaccination and judicial power to declare lockdown.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Another Round: Mads Mikkelsen served with heady twist (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)
Another Round (Danish film with subtitles on BookMyShow); Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie; Direction: Thomas Vinterberg; Rating: * * * * (four stars)
2021-04-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Djokovic starts Serbia Open with straight sets win
Belgrade, April 22 (IANS) World number 1 Novak Djokovic beat Kwon Soon-woo in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, in his first match at the Serbia Open in his hometown of Belgrade.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for a week
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Thursday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yellen vows to tackle climate change
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that her Department will take a "whole-of-economy" approach to tackle the "existential risk" of climate change.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Green activists say Covid-19 is Earth's angry revenge
Agra, April 22 (IANS) The Taj city's green activists think Covid-19 is mother Earth's angry revenge against wanton exploitation of nature and mad civilisational craze for development without a human face.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
New born daughter brought home in chopper in Rajasthan village
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) A new born daughter was accorded rather an unusual welcome in a Rajasthan village and brought home in a helicopter with bands walking along her side after she landed and roses were spread throughout the way till the time she reached her sweet home.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
The Bowlis are back: How Udhampur residents are reclaiming their natural springs
Udhampur, April 22 (101Reporters/IANS) 'Udhampur was once popular for its springs, Peepal trees and rumours (Udhampur Ek Time Apni Baai'n, Barh Te Baake'n Tai'n Bada Mashoor Haa) is a saying in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The people here witnessed the depleting of their bowlis or natural springs over time and soon began to accept it as the fate of Udhampur; until a few months back when a few residents of Suki Karlai village decided to revive the life-giving springs, which was their primary source of water for many till even a decade ago.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yediyurappa discharged from hospital after Covid recovery
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa was on Thursday discharged from a hospital after undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infection.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Raghu Rai's rediscovered negatives relive the horrors of B'desh's liberation (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ace photographer Raghu Rai was only five years into the profession when the Bangladesh liberation struggle erupted in March 1971. He was dispatched post-haste by The Statesman newspaper to record the exodus of refugees, they would eventually number some 10 million, as they streamed into West Bengal and neighbouring states to escape the atrocities being committed by the Pakistani Army.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Disagreements between US, Iran remain in Vienna n-talks
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A senior US State Department official said that the second round of the talks in Vienna over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "made some progress", but important disagreements still existed between Washington and Tehran.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi still needs more oxygen, facing tough time: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid sharp spike in Covid cases and high demand of Oxygen supply in the hospitals, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the capital is still facing oxygen crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dorsey, Musk bat for Bitcoin as future of renewable energy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Arguing for Bitcoin as a key driver of renewable energys future on Earth Day, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have come forward to support the fast-growing cryptocurrency, saying that Bitcoin incentivises renewable energy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Guterres calls for commitment to restoring planet
United Nations, April 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for commitment to restoring the planet and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark International Earth Day on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra CM condoles death of Sitaram Yechury's son
Amaravati/New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday conveyed his condolences to senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on the passing away of his elder son, Ashish Yechury.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Israel attacks targets near Damascus
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Israel launched a missile attack on targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, injuring four soldiers, state TV reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
MECs expected to see sharper recovery in FY22: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Mid-emerging corporates (MECs) sector is expected to see sharper recovery during FY22, ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter launches 4K image support for iOS, Android
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled out support to upload 4K images for iOS and Android users.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
If you have Covid, I bet one to ten you will get well: J&K's top doctor
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's renowned neurologist, Dr. Sushil Razdan said on Thursday that the panic associated with more and more Covid cases coming to light is unfounded because 99 per cent of the infected people will always recover and be able to lead a normal life.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
NZ to move its only 2 elephants to Aus
Auckland, April 22 (IANS) Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo in New Zealand, on Thursday decided to move the country's only two elephants to Australia to give them both the family herd they need for their long-term wellbeing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra livid at Centre's new rules for Remdesivir quotas
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has slammed the Centre over its new allocation norms for the critical Remdesivir injections by allotting Maharashtra just 26 thousand vials per day against the state's requirement of at least 50 thousand daily.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Southern Railway to operate more trains for guest workers
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Southern Railway has decided to operate more trains to the north and north-eastern states to ease the rush of guest workers, who continued to arrive from across Tamil Nadu at its major railway stations -- Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai and Jholarpet -- showing a slow but steady increase in their numbers.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Italy's cabinet unveils roadmap for reopening
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has unveiled a roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions starting from April 26.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
OnePlus' gaming triggers for Android, iOS now available in India
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus' gaming triggers for Android and iOS smartphones are now available in India for Rs 1,099.
2021-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology
BJP is guilty of gross criminal negligence: Jaiveer Shergill
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the daily Covid cases crossed three lakhs on Thursday, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill alleged that the BJP is guilty of gross criminal negligence and is not doing "Jansevaa" but is "Jaanlevaa" Sarkar.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mexico to strengthen actions at southern border to protect migrant children
Mexico City, April 22 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that his government will strengthen surveillance actions on the country's southern border in order to offer more protection to migrants, especially minors.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
S.Korea unfreezes $30mn Iranian funds for medicine, vax purchase
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) South Korea has released a small portion of Iranian funds in its banks for its purchase of medicine and vaccine, a senior businessman said in Tehran.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kerala solar scam accused Saritha Nair arrested
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kasaba Police officials from Kozhikode district of Kerala on Thursday early morning took into custody Solar scam accused Saritha Nair from the state capital city for failing to appear before the court, despite warrants being issued to her.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian short-video apps tap 97% of TikTok user base
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian short-video making apps like Josh, Moj, MX Takatak and Roposo have brought back 97 per cent of TikTok user base in the country onto their platforms, largely from small cities and towns, a new report showed on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Ukraine, UK agree to expand military cooperation
Kiev, April 22 (IANS) Ukraine and the UK have reached an agreement on expanding the Orbital training mission and working on strengthening the Ukrainian Navy.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Ukraine,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dortmund remain in race for Champions League spot
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund remain up and running in the fight for a Champions League spot after a 2-0 home win over Union Berlin.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Big number of participants at Olympics will be vaccinated: Bach
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident that a "big number" of participants at the Tokyo Olympics this year will be vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Benzema brace takes Real to top of the table
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Karim Benzema struck twice to earn Real Madrid a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cadiz to take them provisionally back top of La Liga.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Morgan fined Rs 12 lakh for KKR's slow over-rate
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
23 more succumb to Covid in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana on Thursday hit a new high in daily Covid-19 fatalities as 23 people succumbed to virus in the last 24 hours.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
IBM Hybrid Cloud to help Parle Products drive growth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) IBM on Thursday said that FMCG company Parle Products will leverage its transformative hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to drive growth.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Andhra to clear pending Covid tests for primary contacts
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) TTD Executive Officer and Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Covid Command Control Centre K.S. Jawahar Reddy has directed the District Collectors to clear the pending Covid tests for primary contacts.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Germany to extend troop deployment in Mali
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) The German government announced its decision to extend the deployment of its troops in the west African country of Mali, which had been operated in cooperation with the European Union (EU) and the UN.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Remdesivir distribution should be need based: Guj HC
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday, through an order on the Suo Moto PIL, suggested the Gujarat government should change the Remdesivir distribution policy, which was based on the local authority's discretion. The High Court said that Remdesivir's distribution should be based on the patient's needs. The Court told the government to reconsider its existing policy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC declines to set aside CCI probe into WhatsApp privacy policy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to set aside the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order calling for an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance levelled against WhatsApp in connection with its privacy policy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Apple TV+ observes Earth Day with 3 new premieres
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the world celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, Apple has debuted documentary special "The Year Earth Changed" and second seasons of 'Tiny World and 'Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+, thus brining environment-friendly content at one place.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Alongside guns, heroin flows into Kashmir from Afghanistan, Pakistan
New Delhi, April 22: The valley of Kashmir?particularly the northern Kupwara district?is rapidly turning into a major hub of the narcotics smuggled in from Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to the official figures, heroin worth over Rs 300 crore has been seized in the valley in the last 16 months even as the volume of the drugs smuggled in, produced and traded in the same period is estimated to be of the order of Rs 600 crore.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cambodian PM trusts Indian Covid-19 vaccine before departing for ASEAN meet
New Delhi, April 22: Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen received the second shot of 'Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday before his departure for the ASEAN Summit in Indonesia on April 24. The Premier and his wife were administered their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine in the first week of March in Phnom Penh and their second dose was scheduled for April 29. However, with the leaders of the ASEAN member states gathering in a special face-to-face summit in Jakarta this weekend, the vaccination was moved ahead of the schedule.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Inox meets India's 60% oxygen need, reduces bottlenecks (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India's largest industrial and medical gases major Inox Air Products has reached the maximum production capacity of medical grade oxygen during these trying times for the country, a senior company official told IANS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ramzan's favourite fruit dates are healthy and nutritious!
New Delhi, April 22: Come Ramzan and one is immediately reminded of dates. Yes, that sumptuous fruit with which the faithful break their fast during the Iftar (breaking time of the fast) are healthy and highly nutritious.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran urges boosting trade, security cooperation with Pak
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the enhancement of security and economic cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Radiant cooling may replace ACs, cut Covid risk: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests a new research.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Four ways to run a restaurant amidst the pandemic
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) It comes as no surprise the sudden surge in COVID cases has stopped many lot sectors in their tracks. The restaurant business is one such industry that has taken a huge hit agan. But 2020 having prepared them with such adversity, they feel there still is a glimmer of hope to pull through the tough times.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sustainable travel celebrated on #WorldEarthDay
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Each year 22nd April or Earth Day as we know it, brings with it a reminder to do better for our planet and take responsibility for a greener and better future. With an increased consciousness towards our home, our planet thanks to pandemic, this 51st Earth Day comes with the opportunity for us to think about the choices we make which can help make the planet a better place to live.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak mulls lockdown in major cities
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A lockdown is likely to be imposed in major cities of Pakistan if the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases persists due to failure of the public to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Highest estimated Asian artwork ever offered at auction
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) A magnificent national treasure of museum quality, by Chinese Modern master Xu Beihong (1895-1953) will be up for grabs by auction house Christie's.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
NASA's Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In a first, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has converted some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen, the US space agency has said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Patriarchy will continue to exist if we don't change: Achint Kaur
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Television and film actress Achint Kaur, who plays a prominent role in a new teleplay 'Hasmukh Sahab Ki Wasihat,' says that the play about a patriarch addicted to control, is a microcosm of society. She adds, "Real change will come only from within even though certain obvious external issues must be addressed collectively by us. If we don't change, patriarchal systems will continue to exist," she told IANS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Stuck at home? Seven tips to get started with fitness
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Starting a fitness routine is a tough and overwhelming choice. Especially if you are a beginner and can barely differentiate between a bench press and a cross trainer, let alone know what goals you can achieve with either. Staying motivated to work out may very well be hard, but not impossible. A personal trainer may be able to help you on this journey, yet the motivation comes from no one but yourself.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Co-living trends reflect urban youth's 'no-compromise' approach to life
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) A new pan-India study has showcased that the preferences of the young urban population have changed dramatically as they opt for homes that are beyond just a decent place to stay. An ask for living spaces with hygienic surroundings and a work-friendly area in the proximity of their workplaces combined with affordability is becoming increasingly popular.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Alcohol abuse deaths increase in US: Report
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Deaths in the US due to alcohol abuse over social and economic stressors have increased over the past two decades, but not uniformly across various demographic groups, a media report said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tahir Raj Bhasin: I get bored easily so playing different parts works for me
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin says while he has always tried to go for variety in characters, it is very normal to get the same kind of roles in Bollywood.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Keeping social distance to lessen impacts on wildlife
New York, April 22 (IANS) Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report says "if you don't want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep way back".
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,International
Oxygen black marketing racket busted in Kanpur
Kanpur (UP), April 22 (IANS) The crime branch of the Kanpur Police Commissionerate has busted oxygen black-marketing racket and recovered 51 cylinders.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaikwad has got talent oozing out of him: Fleming
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming said that there had never been any pressure on opener Ruturaj Gaikwad from within the team this season but is happy that the opener finally managed to get among the runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
German Parliament passes 'emergency brake' Covid rules
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) Germany's Bundestag or the lower house of Parliament has agreed on nationwide binding rules for stricter measures in the fight against the third Covid-19 wave and high infection rates.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Country needs solution not false assurances: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the government over the pathetic state of affairs in the country due to Covid spread.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dalai Lama asks world leaders to look at climate challenges
Dharamsala, April 22 (IANS) Foreseeing climate crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday appealed to the world leaders to look at both the challenges and the opportunities "before us on this one blue planet that we share".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India reports 3.14 lakh new Covid cases, highest-ever daily spike
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India reported 3,14,835 Covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall infection tally to 1,59,30,965 on Thursday, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Equity indices in red; banking, auto stocks fall
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Thursday morning with selling pressure on banking and auto stocks.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Islamic scholar Wahiduddin Khan passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Islamic scholar and Padma Vibhushan awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passed away due to Covid-19 on Wednesday night.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Russia to simplify visa issuance to boost tourism
Moscow, April 22 (IANS) Russia will issue electronic visas with a streamlined application procedure to attract more foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Rain lashes valley, light snowfall in Ladakh
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Rain lashed the Kashmir Valley and light snowfall occurred at a few places in Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological (MET) Department said there would be improvement from Friday onwards till the end of April.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN core Covid panel to meet today as cases surge
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) As Tamil Nadu's fresh cases touched 11,681 with 53 deaths, the state's core Covid panel will meet on Thursday to discuss future strategy to contain the pandemic. Tamil Nadu health secretary, scientists and district collectors will be part of the Core committee meet which is likely to take place virtually on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Erdogan dismisses Trade Minister
Ankara, April 22 (IANS) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed the Trade Minister and appointed chiefs of two newly established Ministries, according to a presidential decree.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Google introducing new UI, auto zoom and more in Meet app
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Google has announced to introduce new innovations in its Meet app like a refreshed user interface (UI), autozoom, enhanced reliability features powered by the latest Google AI and tools that make meetings more engaging.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Officials contemplating strict measures in Chennai as Covid surge
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The health officials of Tamil Nadu are contemplating stringent measures to contain Covid spread with travel restrictions looming large. Chennai and adjoining four districts -- Chengalpettu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvalluvar and Coimbatore -- accounted for 50 per cent of the fresh Covid cases in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-Delhi Minister AK Walia passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Former Delhi Minister A.K. Walia passed away due to Covid-19 on Thursday. Walia was most important minister in Sheila Dikshit-led government and held several portfolios.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rouhani urges full implementation of nuke deal
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the full implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, commonly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'UK likely to see summer surge in Covid cases'
London, April 22 (IANS) The UK is likely to see a "summer surge" in coronavirus cases as many adults were still not vaccinated against the disease, a British government advisory scientist said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 impact: War on costs by hotels
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Switching over to energy efficient equipment, looking at newer business verticals, rejigging business models, multiskilling of employees, terrace gardens are some to the tactics that hospitality industry is adopting to stay afloat after Covid-19 pandemic hit the economy hard.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Chahar goes second in Purple Cap list
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fast bowler Deepak Chahar moved to second on the Purple Cap table after his four-wicket haul against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh resumes domestic flights
Dhaka, April 22 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided to resume domestic flights in a reduced capacity after weeks of suspension amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
CPI-M leader Yechury's son dies due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury's son died on Thursday due to Covid-19 while he was undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Gurugram.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP doctor fined Rs 10K for not wearing mask
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 (IANS) A doctor has been fined for not wearing a mask while treating patients at his clinic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
17.19% polling recorded in first 2 hrs in Bengal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) In a relatively peaceful polling in the sixth phase when people of 43 constituencies across four districts of West Bengal are exercising their franchise, 17.19 per cent polling was recorded in the first two hours. Two districts namely East Burdwan and North Dinajpur recorded more than 18 per cent in the first couple of hours, highest in the first two hours in polls conducted so far.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Lucknow varsity to promote 1 lakh students without exams
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) The Lucknow University has planned to promote over one lakh students of the varsity and its 180 affiliated colleges without appearing in exams.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Pakistan opens new border crossing with Iran
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has opened a new border crossing point with Iran to bolster economic and trade exchanges, according to local media.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Deep neural networks see same as humans but differently: IISc study
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) A team of researchers at the Centre for Neuroscience (CNS) in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) recently conducted a study to compare the visual perception of the deep neural networks to that of humans and after conducting series of experiments they have concluded that deep neural networks visual perception is different from that of humans.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Hackers hit Apple in $50M ransomware attack via MacBook supplier
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Russia-based hackers have hit Apple in a $50 million ransomware attack via a Taiwan-based company that manufactures MacBooks and other products for the Cupertino-based iPhone maker, the media reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Japan PM cancels trips to India, Philippines over Covid
Tokyo, April 22 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has canceled his planned trips to India and the Philippines due to the worsening Covid situation, the government's top spokesperson said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Five of family killed, several hurt as train rams into truck
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 22 (IANS) Five persons were killed and several injured when the Lucknow-Chandigarh express rammed into a truck, a DCM trailer and two motorbikes on the railway track on Thursday morning.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter appoints new JAPAC region VP, Hari moved to global role
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Twitter on Thursday announced to appoint Yu Sasamoto as Vice President for Japan, South Korea and Asia Pacific (JAPAC) region from May 1.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Despite Covid-19 mobility restrictions, ISRO programmes progressing
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Even as the second wave of coronavirus spread has hampered the mission related travelling of Indian space sector officials, the various planned programmes like human space mission Gaganyaan are progressing, said an official.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
UP Nagar Palika head booked for hosting b'day party
Farrukhabad, April 22 (IANS) Police in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad have booked Kaimganj Nagar Palika Chairman, Sunil Chak, and eight others for violating Covid guidelines and organising a dance party on his birthday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala journo tests Covid positive in UP jail
Mathura, April 22 (IANS) Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who has been jailed in Mathura for more than six months on charges of sedition and terrorism, has tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
No honeymoon period for new govt in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) With the second wave of Covid-19 is raging hard in Kerala and for the first time the active cases have crossed the one lakh-mark since the pandemic broke out, it is clear that there will be no honeymoon period for the new government which is expected to assume the office in the second week of the next month.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Banks in UP to open for 4 hrs only
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) From Thursday until May 15, banks in Uttar Pradesh will be open for customers for only four hours on working days.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
4 die within hours of Covid symptoms in UP
Lakhimpur Kheri, April 22 (IANS) Four people have died within hours of developing Covid symptoms in the past 24 hours in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri, triggering fear and panic in the district.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Greek PM presents 'roadmap' for recovery
Athens, April 22 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented a "roadmap" for the further reopening of his country's economy in May amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Manushi Chhillar: 'Give being vegetarian a try for Earth Day'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar features in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India, that encourages everyone to ditch meat on the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday. She says, for her, staying vegetarian was a personal choice that she made long back.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4 killed in Quetta hotel blast
Quetta, April 22 (IANS) Four people were killed and over a dozen others injured when an explosive-laden vehicle exploded inside the parking lot of a hotel in Pakistan's Quetta city, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad confirmed.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Chaotic return of Americans put evacuees, officials at Covid risk'
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has concluded that chaotic efforts for the return of American citizens to the country in the earliest days of the coronavirus outbreak put the evacuees, federal officials and even communities at risk.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 143.5mn
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 143.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.05 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian-American civil rights lawyer narrowly confirmed as Associate AG
New York, April 22 (IANS) Indian-American civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta has been confirmed as the US Associate Attorney-General with the help of a breakaway Republican Senator overcoming stiff opposition from her fellow party members who accused the nominee of espousing "radical" policies.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
World is at risk of losing benefits ocean provides: UN
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The world is at risk of losing many of the benefits the ocean provides, warns the latest UN assessment on the state of the world's ocean.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Environment/Wildlife
Anthony Hopkins: Working in 'The Father' made me think about my past
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play father and daughter in Florian Zeller's complex relationship drama, "The Father". The film has garnered six Oscar nominations, including one in Best Actor category for Hopkins, for his role of an eighty-plus man battling dementia, and one in Best Supporting Actress category for Colman, who plays his conflict-ridden daughter.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 200 mln Covid-19 shots administered in US
Washington, April 22 (IANS) More than 200 million shots of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the United States, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Israel to further develop relationship with China: President
Jerusalem, April 22 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that Israel is willing to make more efforts to further develop the Israel-China relationship.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Catherine Zeta-Jones: Was lovely having my family home amid pandemic
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones found it lovely to have her family at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic, because she found it comforting to be with her closed ones.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Justice Dept opens probe into Minneapolis policing practices
Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US Department of Justice opened a civil investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department's practices, one day after the conviction of former Minneapolis police offer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
West Bengal gears up for sixth phase of polls
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The eight-phase election in West Bengal is virtually coming to an end with 43 constituencies spread across four districts going for the poll in the sixth phase on Thursday. In this phase election will be conducted in nine constituencies each in North Dinajpur and Nadia districts, 17 in North 24 Parganas and eight in East Burdwan where 10,409,948 electorate will decide the fate of 306 candidates among which 27 candidates are female.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Mortal Kombat' retains essence of game, spirit of original movie: Chin Han
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actor Chin Han, who plays the sorcerer Shang Tsung in "Mortal Kombat", said the film retains the spirit of the popular game as well as the original film that released in 1995.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Queen thanks public's support on her 95th birthday
London, April 22 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 95, gave her birthday message to thank the public for the "support and kindness" to her family and herself after the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Dia Mirza on environment: Need to hold governments, industry accountable
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza has always been vocal about environmental issues. On the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday, she said we must hold authorities accountable for changes in the environment, too, besides making efforts on the personal front.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK records another 2,396 coronavirus cases, 22 deaths
London, April 22 (IANS) Another 2,396 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,395,703, according to official figures.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Russia asks 10 expelled US diplomats to leave in month
Moscow, April 22 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry informed the US Embassy in Moscow that 10 of its staffers must leave the country by the end of May 21 in tit-for-tat retaliation.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Russia to continue modernization of weapons: Putin
Moscow, April 22 (IANS) Russia is continuously strengthening its armed forces by modernizing weaponry, President Vladimir Putin said in his annual state-of-the-nation address to the Federal Assembly.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
K'taka allows cremation of Covid patients on land owned by family
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Amid steep rise in deaths due to second wave of Covid sweeping across Karnataka, the state government allowed Covid dead bodies to be buried and cremated in private land owned by relatives of the deceased.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
EU strikes deal on bloc's first climate law
Brussels/Lisbon, April 22 (IANS) The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union (EU) reached a provisional agreement on the first-ever EU climate law, which "enshrines the EU's commitment to reaching climate neutrality by 2050".
2021-04-22
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Andhra DGP recommends 'Dasa Sutras' for police to avoid Covid
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) At a time when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is raging across the country, Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP), Gautam Sawang, on Wednesday directed all the district police officers to follow a 10-point guideline framework chalked out by a state police officer to avoid the virus.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Gambler arrested under Goonda Act in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) In a rare move, the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch has arrested a person under the provisions of the Goonda Act for running illegal gambling dens across the city, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shashi Tharoor, Adhir Chowdhury test positive for Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka's Covid tally crosses 12-lakh mark
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) With a record 23,558 new cases in a day, Covid tally crossed 12-lakh mark in Karnataka, including 1,76,188 active cases, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Pay attention to medical facilities than poll rallies, Raj CM tells PM
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) Citing the steep rise in Covid numbers and oxygen crisis hitting the nation, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay due attention in making smooth medical arrangements rather than concentrating on his political rallies.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gurugram logs 2,988 new Covid-19 cases
Gurugram, April 22 (IANS) Gurugram recorded 2,988 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday - the district's highest single day spike so far, taking the total tally to 88,866, official daily health bulletin said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Gaikwad's eyes revealed he wasn't rattled: Dhoni
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday said that his habit of applying psychology helped him in judging young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad who was having a poor run but came good on Wednesday as he scored 62 off 42 balls to play a key role in CSK's win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka seeks 1,500 tonnes oxygen supply daily from Centre
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday urged the Central government to rush 1,500 tonne of medical oxygen daily to the state for treating Covid patients in state-run and private hospitals.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
CSK survive scare, beat KKR by 18 runs in high-scoring clash
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) lower order put up a brave fight but could not get their team past the finishing line, as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat them by 18 runs in a high-scoring encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
NE states tighten measures to deal with Covid surge
Guwahati/Agartala, April 21 (IANS) As the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases mounted, the northeastern states, including Assam, further tightened measures to check the spread of the deadly virus, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
India plans to import oxygen containers, press IAF into service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is deliberating on importing oxygen containers and equipment from friendly foreign nations to address the oxygen crisis faced by the country in the middle of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Karnataka opens war room for oxygen supply to Covid-hit
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Grappling with surging cases in the pandemic's second wave, the Karnataka government on Wednesday opened a war room to monitor supply of oxygen cylinders and anti-viral drug Remdesivir to hospitals across the state for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 9,716 new cases, active tally breaches 60K-mark
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 9,716 new Covid-19 cases, raising the state's overall tally beyond 9.86 lakh, while the state's active caseload breached the 60,000-mark to reach 60,208.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Port volumes moderate but still resilient: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India's port volumes growth has moderated but is still resilient to shocks such as the recent Suez Canal blockage, ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
11 states, UTs administered first dose of vaccine to over 90% of health workers
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 13 crore on Wednesday, with 11 states and Union Territories (UTs) administering the first dose to more than 90 per cent of healthcare workers (HCWs).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Airlift or create corridor, immediately provide hospitals oxygen: Delhi HC
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid oxygen crisis in the capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre why it was not waking up to reality and directed it to immediately provide oxygen to the hospitals in the city.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala fully geared to tackle second wave of Covid: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that even when the state is facing a second wave of Covid with a huge surge of cases, it is fully geared to face it with all the required health infrastructure ready while ruling out a complete lockdown as unnecessary.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Overburdened crematorium staff unable handle more bodies in B'luru
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) In the wake of the increasing body count at the crematoriums in Bengaluru due to the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, crematorium staff have sent out a loud and clear message that they would not be able to handle more bodies.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Cumulative vaccination in India crosses 13.22 cr mark
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The total Covid vaccinations across the country have crossed the 13.22 crore mark on Wednesday with more than 21.21 lakh vaccine doses administered till evening.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dhoni's parents test positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital
Ranchi, April 21 (IANS) Former India team captain and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's parents have tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a private hospital in Ranchi.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Himachal Cabinet to contribute one month salary to Covid fund
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday said he and all his Cabinet colleagues would contribute their one month's salary to the CM Covid Fund.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Centre allocates Remdesivir supply to 19 states with high Covid burden
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Addressing shortages of Remdesivir in certain regions of the country, the Central government on Wednesday made interim allocation of the key anti-viral drug for 19 states/Union Territories for the period up to April 30.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Air India cancels UK flights from April 24 to 30
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) National carrier Air India has decided to cancel flights between India and the UK from April 24 to 30.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
MG Motor India, Devnandan Gases to increase medical oxygen production
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer MG Motor India has tied up with Devnandan Gases to increase the production of medical oxygen.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaccinate those 18 and above for free, says Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday urged the Central government to vaccinate people of 18 and above years of age free of cost.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SDMC ready to convert its schools, community halls into Covid centres
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Concerned with the increasing number of Covid cases in the national capital, the BJP-ruled South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Wednesday announced to convert its primary school buildings and community halls into Covid isolation centres, subject to the approval of the Delhi government.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka transport employees union decides to call off strike
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Following the Karnataka High Court's direction, the Karnataka State Road Transport Employees League (KSRTEL) called off its indefinite strike and decided to resume operations from Wednesday night itself, its Honorary President, Kodihalli Chandrashekar said here.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Lower oxygen supplies to temporarily impact 5 sectors: Crisil
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With demand for medical oxygen soaring, the Centre has barred industrial use (except by nine sectors) from April 22. Demand for medical oxygen is estimated to have rocketed five-fold in the second week of April versus pre-pandemic levels as Covid-19 infections took off, Crisil said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CSK's Gaikwad comes good after initial stutter
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad finally came good after ordinary performances in the first three Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to score 64 (off 42 balls) against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday night.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
KCR undergoes CT scan, other tests at private hospital
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has tested positive for Covid-19, underwent CT Scan and other general medical tests at a private hospital here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gasping for oxygen, Delhi awaits 480 MT of fresh supply (Ld)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhi is gasping for oxygen for a second day running as several hospitals are left with a few hours' stock.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CY21 net airline industry losses to narrow down: IATA
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global airline industry's net losses are expected to narrow down in 2021, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IndiGo to bring in freighters, signs LOI
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To serve the surging cargo demand, airline major IndiGo plans to convert four A321ceo aircraft from passenger jets to a full freighter configuration.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Koeman confident Super League saga will not distract Barca
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Ronald Koeman does not believe Barcelona's involvement in the collapsed European Super League will have an impact on the club's performance in La Liga.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Sitharaman assures industry of government's support
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday urged the industry to wait and watch for next few days to assess the situation amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, while assured it of full government support.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Industry more ready to invest now than before Covid: CEOs
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India Inc seems undeterred by the second wave of Covid pandemic and feels that the current times presents ideal investment opportunity, both for financial and industrial investors.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Faf du Plessis's 95 not out powers CSK to 220/3
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Faf du Plessis's unbeaten 95 (off 60 balls) and his 115-run partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad (64 off 42 balls) powered Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 220/3 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Maha reports record 568 Covid deaths, case tally crosses 4 mn-mark
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Maharashtra witnessed a new record figure of Covid-19 deaths even as the case tally crossed the staggering 4 million-mark on Wednesday along with a spike in the number of active cases, health officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dalai Lama, 100 fellow Nobel laureautes concerned over climate crisis
Dharamsala, April 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with 100 fellow Nobel laureautes from different fields have expressed their concern over the climate crisis and the commensurate destruction of nature ahead of the US President Joe Biden's Leaders' Climate Summit.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra CID looking for absconding ex-minister for morphing CM's video
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh irrigation minister and senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao (Uma) is currently absconding. He is wanted by the CID for allegedly morphing an old video of Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Oxygen plant in Faridabad hit by snag: Haryana govt
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) The Haryana government said on Wednesday that oxygen supply from the Linde oxygen plant in Faridabad has been affected owing to a snag and the supply is likely to be restored soon.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen leak leaves 24 Covid patients dead in Maha's Nashik (Intro Roundup)
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 22 Covid-19 patients on ventilator support died at a Nashik public hospital after an abrupt drop in pressure due to leakage in oxygen supplies, and two others succumbed later, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Najmul, Tamim guide Bangladesh past 300 vs Sri Lanka
Kandy, April 21 (IANS) Bangladesh batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto batted almost the entire day, scoring a patient 126 as the visitors ended Day 1 of the opening Test against Sri Lanka comfortably placed on 302 for 2, at the Pallekele Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Chhattisgarh to provide free vaccine to all above 18
New Delhi/Raipur, April 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Wednesday that free Covid vaccine will be provided to everyone above 18 years of age the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
FM assures ramp up in supply of oxygen, Remdesivir to states
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Finance Mminister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday praised the Indian industry for its extreme forbearance, patience and perseverance, using Japanese word 'Gamanzuyoi'.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
6 held for black-marketing Remsdesivir injections in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) Six accused, including a medical store operator, were arrested in Rajasthan for black marketing Remdesivir injections, much in demand during the second wave of Covid-19, after raids at 48 places across the state, police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am amid Covid surge (Ld)
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that a night curfew would be imposed in the state from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., even as casinos and hotels will be allowed to function post curfew hours at 50 per cent capacity.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Search operation on in Assam, Nagaland to trace abducted ONGC staffers
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Security forces in Assam, in association with their counterparts in Nagaland, have launched a massive search operation to locate the three ONGC employees who were abducted by suspected ULFA-I militants in eastern Assam's Sivasagar on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
BJP lashes out at Kejriwal, says no concrete policy to deal with pandemic
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the Covid situation worsened in the national capital, the BJP intensified its attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for doing nothing to overcome the crisis.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sonu Sood: Every needy should get Covid vaccine for free
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood feels the Covid preventive vaccine should be available to the needy for free, and there should be a cap on pricing.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Adivi Sesh has a new 'mighty' member in his family
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telugu actor Adivi Seshs latest Instagram update on Wednesday introduces his followers to Bubbles M. Adivi Sesh, his new pet shitzu.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New all-in-one test for Covid-19
Riyadh, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a Covid-19 testing strategy that can streamline the process of identifying cases, tracking variants and detecting co-infecting viruses.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine
Samsung's software update to turn older Galaxy phones into IoT devices
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched a new software update that will allow consumers to convert their older Galaxy smartphones to various types of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
We lost earlier games due to carelessness: Bairstow
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) opening batsman Jonny Bairstow was a relieved man after seeing his team through to their first win of the ongoing Indian Premier League season.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
TTD to popularize Annamacharya, Vengamamba sankeertanas
Tirupati, April 21 (IANS) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) executive officer K. S. Jawahar Reddy has directed officials and scholars to popularize the sankeertanas (religious songs) of Annamacharya and Tarigonda Vengamamba, which herald the glory of Lord Venkateshwara by placing them in the public domain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Actor Mansoor Ali Khan's anticipatory bail plea dismissed
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) A court in Chennai on Wednesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea moved by actor Mansoor Ali Khan in a case registered by the Chennai police against him, related to spreading misinformation against Covid vaccine and linking actor Vivekh's death to taking the Covid vaccine.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid situation in J&K challenging, says govt
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Wednesday that the present Covid situation in the Union Territory is challenging as the growth rate of positive cases is 8.12 per cent more than what it was last year.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rest in justice George Floyd: Hollywood hails verdict
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Hollywood celebrities hailed Wednesday's verdict declaring former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin guilty of killing African-American man George Floyd.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indiabulls Housing ties up with HDFC for co-lending
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd has entered into a strategic co-lending partnership with HDFC Ltd to offer housing loans to homebuyers at competitive rates.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pipe manufactures demand temporary ban on steel exports to check rising prices
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world, yet the Indian MSEMs are struggling with increasing steel prices and shortage of raw material in the domestic market, which are leading to project cancellations and huge losses for the industry.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&K logs 2,204 new Covid cases, 13 deaths
Jammu, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 2,204 new Covid cases on Wednesday while the number of active cases rose to 14,928 with 13 deaths during the last 24 hours.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Kirti Kulhari shares photo from her trip to the mountains
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kirti Kulhari on Wednesday shared a photograph that captures her in the midst of solitude in the mountains. She shared she went on an 80-kilometre trek on her own.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Puducherry reports five more Covid deaths
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Puducherry, which has announced a lockdown from Friday evening to Monday morning, has reported five more deaths from Covid-19 since the last 24 hours as on Wednesday, taking its toll to 722.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Industry bodies hope PM's address will help stop exodus of workers
Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed the nation on Tuesday in which he assured that no lockdown would be imposed, has provided hope to the industries association in Gurugram that the mass exodus of migrant workers will stop.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy
Need Williamson for anchoring the game: Warner
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Kane Williamson, who played his first Indian Premier League match of the season on Wednesday, after missing the earlier games due to injury, said he is feeling good and fit.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Marshall Sehgal, Afsana Khan's new track 'Jhumka' released
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Singer-lyricist Marshall Sehgal released his latest track "Jhumka" on Wednesday. He has collaborated with "Titliaan" fame singer Afsana Khan for the song.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Varun Dhawan: Lucky to shoot 'Bhediya' in the Covid-free town of Ziro
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan on Wednesday took to social media to express how challenging it has been to shoot for his upcoming film "Bhediya" amid the ongoing pandemic, though he feels lucky that the shoot happened in the town of Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, which is Covid-free.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF roped in to bring in oxygen cylinders, medicines to Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre has roped in the Indian Air Force to airlift oxygen cylinders, regulators, and essential medicines as the national capital region faces shortage of oxygen cylinders and medicines.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Ayushmann shares throwback pic on daughter's birthday
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Ayushmann Khurrana on Wednesday posted a throwback picture of his daughter Varushka from their last trip to Hawaii, on the occasion of her birthday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rizwan, Qadir guide Pakistan to victory against Zimbabwe
Harare, April 21 (IANS) Mohammad Rizwan struck an unbeaten 82 and Usman Qadir took three wickets as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 11 runs in the first of three-match T20I series at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to write to PM on non-uniformity of vaccine prices
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 'non-uniformity' of vaccine prices.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid helpline numbers on social media a boon or bane?
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the coronavirus pandemic has turned more menacing than last year, there has been a massive increase in the number of people seeking help and those lending support on the social media.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Hard to come in and adapt quickly: Rahul
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper KL Rahul said his team fell short by 10-15 runs on a difficult MA Chidambaram pitch against SunRisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
4 lakh Remdesivir injections to be supplied to Telangana hospitals
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana's Industry and Information Technology Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday said that four lakh remdesivir injections will be made available in all the government hospitals within the coming one week.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Decoded: How different immune cells respond to Covid infection
London, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified differences in the immune response to Covid-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a unique suggestion, the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday demanded Covid-19 'Vaccination At Home' - on the lines of the polio campaign - for all eligible people as they cannot reach the inoculation centres owing to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anupam Kher shares 'today's headlines'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher gave a wonky new meaning to the term 'headlines', with his latest post on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The rise of Islamists in Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a country formed on the basis of freedom of religious rights for its citizens, is a Muslim majority state, where religious groups and organisations play a pivotal role in the countrys democratic system and political setups.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion,Terrorism
Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid shortage of oxygen reported in several government and privates hospitals in Delhi since last few days due to sudden increase of Covid-19 cases, the city government found some relief as the Centre has agreed to increase Delhi's oxygen quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
A global martial arts champion living in penury
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) The glittering collection of over 70 medals karate champion Pathan Jameel Khan has won in championships around the world over the last two decades stands in total contrast to the life of penury this martial arts exponent is living today.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Other Sports
ECB abolishes selector's role, head coach to pick teams
London, April 21 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday decided to do away with the post of national selector -- currently held by Ed Smith -- and give complete authority to the men's team head coach who will have overall responsibility for future squad selections.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Neha Marda: 'Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti' taught me a lot about myself
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Neha Marda, who plays a mother of two on the show "Kyun Rishton Mein Katti Batti", says she is excited to start a family of her own after being part of the show.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Wickets of Rohit, Pollard were most special: Mishra
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran spinner Amit Mishra was integral in Delhi Capitals (DC) beating defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium and he said that the wickets of MI captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard were the most special of the four he took.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for Covid-19. However, flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet at public restrooms, an Indian-origin researchers-led study has warned.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Papon: It is a treat to sing melodies that have been carefully curated
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Singer Papon says the sitar solo in his new track "Tera mera" is one of the selling points of the song.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Panasonic India launches new smart home division
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Panasonic India on Wednesday launched a new Spatial Solutions division as part of its strategic expansion for smart home solutions.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
KKR win toss, elect to bowl against CSK
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the toss and opted to bowl in their match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Junk foods may damage your bones
Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) Does your kid love to eat ultra-processed junk foods like packaged chips, soups, hot dogs and fries? Besides the increasing risk of obesity, eating junk foods can also affect your bones, warn researchers.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari postpones launch of debut novel
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has postponed the release of her debut novel "Mapping Love". The novel was scheduled to release on May 21, and the filmmaker took to social media to share the news with fans on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SRH thump Punjab Kings by nine wickets
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers put up an inspired performance to lead their team to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%'
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday announced interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin, which show 78 per cent overall clinical efficacy and 100 per cent efficacy against severe Covid-19.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nashik: Oxygen leak kills 22 Covid patients on Ram Navami day (Roundup)
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 22 Covid-19 patients on ventilator support died at a hospital in Nashik after a sudden drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Arshi Khan tests positive for Covid-19
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan has tested positive for Covid-19. She says she had mild symptoms and is currently isolated at home.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Don't hoard oxygen, taking it casually is harmful, warns AIIMS chief
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Emphasising on judicious use of oxygen, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said if a person's oxygen saturation is 93 per cent to 99 per cent, then that person does not need oxygen, and taking it will instead be harmful.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Purab Kohli and Rasika Dugal return in 'Out Of Love' season 2
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actors Purab Kohli and Rasika Dugal are all set to reprise their roles as the estranged couple Akarsh and Meera in the second season of the revenge drama series "Out Of Love".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Instagram's new feature to combat hate speech, abuse
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced a new feature to protect people from seeing abusive direct messages (DMs), as well as the ability to prevent someone you've blocked from contacting you from a new account.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Japan organisers may postpone Olympic fan limit decision
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) Tokyo Olympic organisers are considering delaying the decision on how many spectators will be allowed to enter venues as the country struggles with another wave of coronavirus infections.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Wednesday reiterated that there is no scarcity of remdesivir in the state, in wake of recent reports of several people landing up at the doors of pharma units in a desperate bid to procure the anti-viral drug for their kin suffering from Covid.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Pranati Rai Prakash hopes to start shoot in May if lockdown ends
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With growing Covid cases, shooting all over is coming to halt for now. Among the numerous affected projects is the series "Blackwoods", featuring actress Pranati Rai Prakash in a negative role. The actress hopes production resumes next month.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Olympic men's football: Brazil, Germany in same pool
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) Defending champions Brazil have been clubbed in the same group as powerhouse Germany in the men's Olympic football tournament, the draw for which was announced in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
SII borrows money from banks to scale up Covishield production
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To scale up production of its Covishield vaccine, the Serum Institute of India (SII) had borrowed money from banks instead of waiting for the government's aid to arrive.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RR face uphill task against RCB (Preview: Match 16)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers will be the cynosure of all eyes again when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Runner Johnson contracts Covid-19, rules himself out of Olympics
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jakarta Asian Games champion in men's 1500 metres Jinson Johnson says his chances of making cut for the Tokyo Olympics are almost over as he is still recovering from Covid-19 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre in Bengaluru.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Yami Gautam calls her 9 years in Bollywood 'an incredible journey'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who debuted in Hindi films with the 2012 hit "Vicky Donor", looks back proudly at her nine years in Bollywood, calling the time surreal.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UAE gives $2 bn bailout loan to Pakistan
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The United Arad Emirates (UAE) has decided to help Pakistan with a $2 billion bailout package, committing "every possible support to Pakistan".
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UAE cricketer Qadeer banned for 5 years by ICC
Dubai, April 21 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned UAE player Qadeer Ahmed Khan from all forms of cricket for five years after he admitted breaching six counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code for which he was charged in October 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Oracle's GoldenGate now a cloud-native, fully-managed service
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced that it's making GoldenGate, its popular real-time data fabric, available as a highly automated and fully-managed cloud service to help ensure that valuable customer data is always available.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Faced with shortage of medical oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, with at least 120 metric tonnes (MT) daily allocation for the state, while reiterating his request for urgent steps to set up two pending PSA plants approved two months ago.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala BJP asks Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president K. Surendran on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan not to create panic over the non-availability of vaccines.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sonakshi tweaks the meaning of 'WFH'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The acronym WFH normally means 'work from home' but Sonakshi Sinha decided to give it a spin on Wednesday, while appealing to fans to stay indoors amid the Covid pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyundai Motor to phase out Kona EVs in domestic market
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) Hyundai Motor has stopped the production of the Kona Electric for the domestic market in a move to phase out the model undergoing recalls over battery fires and shift its focus to Ioniq 5 EVs, company officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am up to April 30: CM
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa will be under night curfew from 10 pm to 6 am till April 30, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said in the wake of an unprecedented spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
B-Town celebs wish fans on Ram Navami
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to wish fans on the occasion of Ram Navami, which marks the end of the nine-day festival of Navratri.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Faster jabs, surveillance can only tame triple-mutant Indian virus
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Increasing efforts towards faster mass vaccination and virus surveillance is the key to ward off dangers posed by a triple-mutant coronavirus now present in the country, health experts said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
21.57L active Covid cases in India, double of last year
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Government on Wednesday said that there are more than 21.57 lakh active Covid cases in the country, which is double the maximum number of active cases India had last year.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala Minister caught in bind over remark against ex-aide's wife
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Public Works Department Minister and top CPI-M leader G.Sudhakaran appears to have been caught in a bind following a comment that he allegedly made against the wife of a former staff member.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mimoh Chakraborty feels social media is 'more of a distraction'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Mimoh Chakraborty prefers not jumping onto the social media bandwagon since it brings negativity and acts as distraction.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Senior journalist escapes assassination attempt in Islamabad
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan continues to remain as one of the most unsafe countries for journalists, as targeted attacks, abductions, killings and assassination attempts on senior scribes continue unabated.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus. At present, he is in home quarantine and following the Covid protocols.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
DCB Bank acquires 9% equity stake in Techfino Capital
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Private sector lender DCB Bank Ltd on Wednesday said that it has acquired a minority equity stake of around 9 per cent in Techfino Capital Private Ltd (TCPL).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Why Michael B. Jordan wanted his 'Without Remorse' protagonist to play chess
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael B. Jordan says he wanted to incorporate chess in his new film "Without Remorse" with a reason. He felt when his character John Kelly is on a mission, he has specific objectives in mind and needs to make strategic moves. Playing chess could help John sharpen those skills.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atletico, Inter, Milan depart sinking Super League
London, April 21 (IANS) The breakaway European Super League announced by 12 elite sides on Sunday has effectively collapsed after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan joined the six-strong English contingent in quitting the project.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India's DRI seizes over 300 kg 'cocaine' coming from Panama
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized over 300 kg of drug, suspected to be cocaine, concealed in a consignment of wooden logs that originated from Panama, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SRH bowl out Punjab Kings for 120
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers, led by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (3/21 in four overs), put up an inspired performance to dismiss Punjab Kings (PBKS) for 120 in an Indian Premier League match here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city
Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg on Wednesday said that the Covid situation is completely under control here as he ruled out clamping a fresh lockdown.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Lord Hanuman was born in Tirumala, claims TTD study
Tirumala, April 21 (IANS) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has announced that Anjanadri, one of the seven Tirumala hills, was the birth place of Lord Hanuman. As announced earlier, the TTD's proclamation came on Wednesday, on the occasion of Ram Navami.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Chennai to increase Covid testing to 25k per day
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Amid the spike in coronavirus cases, the Greater Chennai Corporation is mulling to increase Covid testing to 25,000 tests per day.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Shekhar Kapur: We arrogantly call Earth our planet
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur feels we should not arrogantly call the Earth "our planet" because it does not belong to us. Kapur tweeted his opinion on Wednesday, a day before Earth Day.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi man in shock after news of pregnant wife's death through video call
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A man outside the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) hospital in New Delhi could be seen weeping inconsolably after losing his eight-month pregnant wife and unborn child on Wednesday afternoon.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Secure drugs, oxygen on war footing for Covid patients: Stalin
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to take steps on a war footing to procure necessary drugs, and oxygen, augment patient beds and prevent Covid-19 vaccine wastage.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
All in the Mind: The state of mental health in Corporate India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) A study highlighting the role of the workplace in causing, furthering and perpetuating mental illness, launched by Gi Group India, a leading human capital solutions and services provider. The study titled 'All in the Mind: the state of mental health in Corporate India shares a birds eye view into the state of mental well-being of Indias corporate segment.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
25 Punjabi men held as int'l drug racket busted in Canada (Ld)
Toronto, April 21 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian drug racket with links to the US and India has been busted with the arrest of over 30 persons.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Its Cong vs BJP over Oxygen crisis in Rajasthan
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) The rising number of COVID patients and the short supply of oxygen in hospitals have brought the ruling Congress and the BJP face to face in Rajasthan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Jacqueline's monochrome magic
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has shared a stunning monochrome picture on Tuesday on social media.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Despite loss, FC Goa celebrate 1st goal in AFC Champions League
Goa, April 21 (IANS) FC Goa's attacking midfielder Brandon Fernandes, whose incisive pass to Edu Bedia earned the team its maiden AFC Champions League goal, against Iran's Persepolis, said on Wednesday that "it felt great setting up my team-mate to score a historical goal".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Consumer confidence weakens amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As India battles the acute Covid crisis, the monthly Refinitiv-Ipsos Primary Consumer Sentiment Index (PCSI) for India, in April, has shown a downward slide of 1.1 percentage points, over March 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Brace for hike in petrol, diesel prices post elections
New Delhi, Apr. April 21 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices may increase soon at the end of the ongoing Assembly elections with oil companies looking to raise the retail price of the two auto fuels between Rs 2 and Rs 3 per litre in phases and make up for the losses they incurred by keeping the prices at artificially low levels in the run up to the local elections.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pre-symptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is a big concern, with estimates that 30 to 59 per cent cases are especially coming from transmission from pre-symptomatic people and less from asymptomatic people, warns expert Jose-Luis Jimenez.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Jisshu Sengupta: Working with kids was best experience about 'Baba, Baby O?'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Jisshu Sengupta, who plays a single father to twins in the upcoming Bangla film "Baba, Baby O?", says working with the kids was the best experience he drew from the project.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Don't think too much about match-ups: Pant
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant said that he does not think about match-ups too much while playing and tries to play according to the situations.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Future Supply Chain board, lenders approve debt restructuring plan
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Future Supply Chain Solutions has said that its board of directors and lenders have approved a debt restructuring plan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
J&K changing fast, Bollywood promises to return in a big way
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood is promising to return to Kashmir in a big way nearly after three decades, is yet another achievement for the Government of India that had revoked J&K special status and divided the erstwhile princely state into two union territories on August 5, 2019, with a promise to put J&K on the path of peace, prosperity and development.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Lord Ram devotees spread message of social distancing, wearing a mask
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) In the wake of Bengaluru witnessing an unprecedented surge in Covid cases since the last one month, devotees of Lord Ram wore costumes of Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman with the message of maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask as part of the Ram Navami celebrations across Bengaluru on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Good Samaritans distribute free oxygen in Delhi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid the disturbing news of people black marketing or hoarding essential healthcare products in the middle of the raging Covid-19 pandemic in the country, here is some good news -- there are still many who are out there to help those in need.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Acer unveils 5G-enabled laptop in India
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Global PC brand Acer on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever 5G enabled convertible laptop, Spin 7, in India that offers incredible performance and connectivity, supporting both mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Environmental DNA, RNA key in monitoring Covid pathogens: Study
New York, April 21 (IANS) Sampling environmental DNA and RNA (eDNA and eRNA) can better help determine the presence of both human and wildlife pathogens, according to researchers.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar: Congress
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has alleged that the country from being a Vaccine Leader has been reduced to a Vaccine Beggar and rather than testing corona positive patients, the Government is testing the people's patience.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra to double hospital beds availability from 18K to 37K
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Covid command and control centre Chairman K.S. Jawahar Reddy has directed District Collectors and special officers to double the availability of beds from 18,000 to 37,000.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Emilia Clarke in final talks to join Marvel's 'Secret Invasion'
Los Angeles (IANS) "Game Of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is in final stages of talks to join the upcoming series "Secret Invasion". The assignment marks her entry into the Marvel universe, though details of her role are yet to be revealed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Olympic women's football: US to take on Rio nemesis Sweden
Zurich, April 21 (IANS) The Megan Rapinoe-led United States football team will take on their 2016 Rio nemesis Sweden, with neighbours Australia and New Zealand joining them in Group G of the women's Olympic football tournament. The draw was done in Zurich on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
NIT Srinagar closed, students asked to vacate hostels
Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday ordered starting of online classes and closure of hostels within one week to ensure safety of students and staff in the wake of COVID spread in Kashmir.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Man held for black-marketing Remdesivir in Noida
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Amid the increasing coronavirus cases and the high demand for Remdesivir injections, miscreants have started black-marketing this medicine. In a joint operation, Noida police and Crime Branch apprehended a man and recovered 105 doses of the injection.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Drug syndicate with links to India, US busted in Canada, 33 held (IANS Special)
Toronto/New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A drug syndicate active in Canada's Ontario, British Columbia and the US' California has been busted with the arrest of 33 people who were charged with over 130 criminal offences, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM approves reward for inputs on narcotics
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Underlining his government's zero tolerance policy towards drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved a reward policy to encourage information and inputs leading to recovery of drugs under the NDPS Act.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Women recurve archers shine in World Cup qualifying round
Guatemala City, April 21 (IANS) India's women recurve archers scored 2003 points to move on top of the field in the qualification round of the Archery World Cup Stage 1 while the mixed recurve team finished second (1353 points) and men's recurve team finished third (2010 points) in the qualification stage.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Other Sports
Hockey Pro League: Great Britain vs India matches postponed
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The FIH Hockey Pro League matches between Great Britain and India, scheduled on May 8-9, have been postponed.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sony unveils X75 Android TV series in India
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Sony India on Wednesday unveiled a new X75 Android TV series that comes with 4K Ultra HD LED display.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Andhra police arrest 4 bootleggers, seize Rs 5L worth liquor
Chittoor (Andhra Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district police has arrested four bootleggers for illegally transporting and attempting to sell Karnataka liquor.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hard work during lockdown paying rewards: Nilakanta
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) India men's hockey team midfielder Nilakanta Sharma said on Wednesday that his side had reaped the rewards of tremendous hard work during lockdown in the recently concluded series against Olympic champions Argentina.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Hansal Mehta shows symptoms, suspects Covid
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday took to social media to inform that he has symptoms of Covid-19, adding that he might have contracted the virus. Mehta said he has fever and is awaiting test results.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Persepolis hand FC Goa their first AFC Champions League loss
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) After two gallant draws, FC Goa lost their third game in the AFC Champions League Group Stage campaign to Iranian powerhouse Persepolis FC 1-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Apple unveils new iMac with M1 chip, Touch ID
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple on Wednesday introduced an all-new iMac featuring a much more compact and remarkably thin design, enabled by the M1 chip.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
8 Indians through to finals at Youth Boxing World C'ships
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As many as eight Indians went through to the final of the AIBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Haryana declares summer vacation in schools
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) With the spike in coronavirus cases in Haryana, the state government on Wednesday announced summer vacation in all schools till May 31.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Olivia Colman says she would work in 'The Father' for free
London, April 21 (IANS) Olivia Colman, who has been nominated at the Oscars in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in the Anthony Hopkins-starrer "The Father", says working on the film was a dream come true, so much so she would do it for free.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nashik hospital horror: 22 Covid patients die due to oxygen leak (Ld)
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 22 Covid-19 patients died on ventilators in a Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) hospital after an abrupt drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Maharashtra: Real Corona horror may unfold in next 10 days
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a grim prediction, the Maharashtra government has indicated that the real horrors of Covid-19 may unfold in the next 10 days with a steep spike in 'active cases' in the worst-hit state in the country, here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Crucial time for Balakrishnan, son Bineesh's bail hearing on Friday
Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) Crucial days are ahead for former CPI-M Kerala state secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, as his younger son Bineesh Kodiyeri's bail application is coming up in the Karnataka High Court on Friday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covaxin effective against double mutant strain found in India: ICMR
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin neutralises multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively neutralises the double mutant strain as well.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Philippines logs 9,227 new Covid cases
Manila, April 21 (IANS) Philippines on Wednesday reported 9,227 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 962,307, Department of Health (DOH) said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana provides police protection to oxygen tankers
Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said the state has decided to provide police protection to all tankers carrying medical-grade oxygen.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pregnant women to get admission without Covid report
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major relief to pregnant women, the Lucknow District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has said that such women will be admitted in hospitals and given medical care without waiting for the mandatory Covid report.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tamil Nadu reported highest wastage of Covid Vaccine
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While several states claimed a shortage of Covid vaccine, it has been learnt that many states have wasted huge quantities of it. Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab are three top states that reported the highest wastage of vaccines. While Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh were the states which reported zero wastage of Covid vaccine.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pro-Navalny protesters to hit the streets across Russia
Moscow, April 21 (IANS) Supporters of ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny plan to defy authorities and stage protests across Russia on Wednesday to demand he receive life-saving medical care.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Williamson returns, Jadhav makes debut for SRH (Ld)
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Kane Williamson returns to the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad while Kedar Jadhav makes his debut for the team as they were put to bowl first by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
After Nagaland, Arunachal firm to protect birds, wild animals
Itanagar/Kohima, April 21 (IANS) After Nagaland, another Northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh is determined to provide protection and sanctuary to the birds and wild animals even as the tribals traditionally hunt them for centuries.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Covishield to be sold at Rs 400 to State, Rs 600 to pvt hospitals
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Covishield will be sold at Rs 400 per dose to the state government and Rs 600 to private hospitals, Serum Institute of India (SII) said on Wednesday. Covishield is known as AstraZeneca vaccine across the world.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Kings choose to bat against SunRisers Hyderabad (Toss)
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and opted to bat in their IPL match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports
Apple to launch iOS 14.5 update starting next week
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Apple has quietly revealed that iOS 14.5 will officially arrive starting next week.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Long distance bus services disrupted in Tamil Nadu after ban on night travel
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Long distance bus services stand disrupted in Tamil Nadu after the government banned night travel in the state. After the new restrictions preventing night travel for long distance buses came into effect from Tuesday, the buses started leaving from Koyambedu at 4.30 a.m.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Increased tests have led to spike in Goa Covid count: CM
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Cases in Goa are on the rise because the state has increased the number of daily tests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, a day after the state logged its highest number of deaths and its daily infection rate peaked at 1,160 in 24 hours.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Daalchini to power smart snacking across 90 pantries at Reliance Jamnagar
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Indias first 24/7 snacking destination Daalchini on Wednesday said it will convert 90 manned pantries at Reliance Industries Jamnagar into contactless and digitally-enabled kiosks.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid vaccine not available for sale at retail
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Despite allowing vaccination for all above 18 years, the Covid vaccine will not be available for sale at chemists or pharmacies. As per the government sources, only Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and hospitals are allowed to give the vaccines in the third phase of vaccination starting from May 1.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
German Constitutional Court allows support to EU pandemic fund
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Germany's Constitutional Court gave the green light on Wednesday for the government to back the European Union's coronavirus recovery fund, which has set aside 750 billion euros ($900 billion) to revive the bloc's economy.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aishwarya posts anniversary celebration pic, with Abhishek on video call
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Wednesday shared an Instagram post of her anniversary celebration. Aishwarya and actor Abhishek Bachchan had celebrated their 14th marriage anniversary on April 20.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Soon, a vaccine to prevent opioid addiction
London, April 21 (IANS) The time spent alone and in isolation during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic led to an increase in opioid overdoses. Now scientists are planning for an annual or bi-annual jab that could prevent opioid addiction.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Andhra issues thunderbolts warning in four districts
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh disaster management authority Special Commissioner K. Kanna Babu issued a weather warning of thunderbolts to farmers, farm labourers and cattle rearers in the four districts of Kurnool, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Kadapa.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
BlaBlaCar raises $115m to build all-in-one travel app
Paris, April 21 (IANS) Car-pooling platform BlaBlaCar has raised a new $115 million funding round to accelerate its expansion strategy, as it plans to build an all-in-one travel app.
2021-04-21
Category: International, France,Technology
Goa Cong prez files forgery plaint against 10 BJP MLAs
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar on Wednesday accused 10 BJP MLAs of allegedly committing forgery and fraud while breaking away from the Congress and merging into the BJP in 2019.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Nashik hospital horror: 11 patients die due to oxygen leak
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) In a horrific incident, at least 11 patients died on ventilators in a Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) hospital after a sudden drop in pressure due to leakage in the oxygen supplies, officials said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Afghan air raids kill 15 militants in Kandahar
Kabul, April 21 (IANS) As many as 15 militants were killed as fighter aircraft struck Taliban positions and hideouts in southern Kandahar province, the Defence Ministry said in a statement here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Salman Khan's 'Radhe' on pay-per-view platform same day as theatres
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Salman Khan's Eid 2021 release "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" will see a pay-per-view release in the digital space along with its theatrical release on May 13.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Another alarm as Delhi's positivity rate zooms to 32.82%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid acute shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals, the Covid positivity rate in the national capital has shot up to 32.82 per cent (till April 20, night), making health management more challenging in the city.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak Minister warns of more curbs to arrest Covid spread
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar on Wednesday warned of more restrictions due to the deteriorating Covid pandemic situation across the country.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two priests beheaded in Bihar
Madhubani, April 21 (IANS) The bodies of two priests were found in Dharohar Mahadev temple in Khirhar police station area of Madhubani district, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amazon launches Fire TV Cube in India at Rs 12,999
Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Amazon on Wednesday launched an all-new Fire TV Cube in India, which combines the capabilities of Amazon's best-selling line of Fire TV streaming media players with the Alexa features at Rs 12,999.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
54% of Indian students comfortable with online learning: Survey
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Nearly 54 per cent students in India now feel comfortable with the online learning model, according to a survey by Brainly, an online learning platform.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Budget ideas: Get your home ready for a summer staycation
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Now that we're halfway through April, the temperature is gradually starting to rise. Soon, we'll all be seeking asylum from the scorching heat, and while it might not be feasible to jet-off to the comfort of cozy hill stations or breezy beaches thanks to the pandemic, one can transform your home into a summer-friendly abode.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh succumbs to Covid
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Covid takes its toll again. Famous poet, literary critic and social activist Shankha Ghosh died of Covid at the age of 89 at his residence on Wednesday morning. He was in isolation at his home after he tested Covid-19 positive on April 14.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Protect your skin in summer
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Your skin starts to show signs like clogged pores, acne, tan, and greasiness in summer. We can't blame it on the sun, but we sure can make the nuances of summer skin troubles go away.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid Essential Products
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) The rise of the second wave of Covid-19 has begun. It's imperative to take some major precautions and stay safe and eat healthily. Wonderchef Home Appliances, one of India's premium brand of innovative and healthy kitchenware, co-founded by Ravi Saxena has come up with the must-have products that are safer, easy, and less stressful.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dress fabulously for yourself: Designers Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla
New Delhi, April 21 (IANSlife) Designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla recently treated customers in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to their diffusion collection, ASAL, at Amiraah, the city's biggest multi-designer store. ASAL by Abu Sandeep carries forth the design philosophy of its parent brand, couture with meticulous embroideries, accented with handmade craftsmanship in a range of styles.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Amaal Mallik: I get a lot of love from around the world
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Singer-composer Amaal Mallik recently recreated international artiste Dua Lipa's hit track "Levitating" along with Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oxygen crisis leaves Lucknow gasping for breath
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The oxygen crisis in Lucknow is now leaving Covid patients gasping for breath, literally.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
JIPMER Chennai calls for prior appointments for Covid patients
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dr Rakesh Aggarwal has in a circular directed all hospitals and clinics to take prior appointment from the institute before referring Covid patients who are critically ill and in need of bed and oxygen support at the JIPMER.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Adil Hussain-starrer 'Raahgir' to open UK Asian Film Festival
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) The Adil Hussain-starrer "Raahgir: The Wayfarers" is the opening film at the 23rd UK Asian Film Festival, which starts on May 26. The actor shared the news on Instagram.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Deepika Padukone is hubby Ranveer Singh's 'elegance ki moorat'
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone sure love to engage in PDA on social media once in a while. Gushing over a new picture post of Deepika, Ranveer calls his wife an "elegance ki moorat" (effigy of elegance).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RSS schools turn into isolation centres, 'sevaks' help Covid patients
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Schools run by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and Saraswati Vidya Mandirs, will be converted into isolation centres in Uttar Pradesh if the need arises.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Health system in UP has collapsed: Akhilesh
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the health services in Uttar Pradesh have completely 'collapsed' and the situation is worse in villages, as compared to cities.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BRO opens ZojiLa Pass connecting Srinagar and Leh
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened ZojiLa Pass on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh road on Tuesday (April 21, 2021) for this year after a closure of 110 days, as compared to an average of 150 days in previous years.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Modernisation destroying Sri Krishna land
Mathura/Vrindavan, April 21 (IANS) The construction frenzy being witnessed all over the Braj Mandal (Sri Krishna-Radha Land) that annually draws millions of devout 'bhakts' and pilgrims, is destroying the essential pastoral character of the area.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Andhra to fine maskless people Rs 100 as pandemic rages
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered a penalty of Rs 100 on all maskless people in public places at a time when Coronavirus is raging.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIIT-H develops unique charging solution for e-bikes
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Researchers at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) have designed a unique charging solution for e-scooters.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Technology
SL marks 2nd anniversary of Easter Sunday bombings
Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka on Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies, as Catholics called for investigations into the attacks to be expedited.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Suburban train services not to operate after 10 p.m. in Chennai
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Southern Railway has announced major changes in the schedule of Suburban trains in Chennai with no trains plying after 10 p.m. following the night curfew imposed by the Chennai corporation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Priyanka raises oxygen export issue, says who is responsible
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has raised the issue of oxygen export at a time when the country is reeling under severe shortage and people are losing their life.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid impact: Tollywood biggies defer dates despite recent good shows
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The second wave of Covid has struck and the business of film exhibition has been once again affected all over India, just when it looked it was opening up.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Puducherry to impose lockdown from April 23 to April 26
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) The Union Territory of Puducherry has decided to impose lockdown from April 23 (Friday night) till April 26 (Monday morning) amidst the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
'Art of Living' extends help to fight Covid in MP
Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) The non-government organisation (NGO) 'Art of Living' will contribute to the ongoing fight against coronavirus infections in Madhya Pradesh, said the Art of Living' founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during a telephonic conversation with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Jaideep Ahlawat: Not much talk of sexuality, so there's more to explore there
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Jaideep Ahlawat feels there is not much talk about sex, gender, class and patriarchy in our society, which is why there is much to explore in these subjects fictionally.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Minister denies any dealings with Solar accused Saritha
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) State Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan on Wednesday flatly denied having any dealings with Solar accused Saritha Nair.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Tokyo Olympic test event for artistic swimming postponed to July
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) The artistic swimming test event for the Olympic Games has been postponed to July, world aquatic sports governing body FINA said.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Multivits, omega-3, probiotics may cut Covid infection in women
London, April 21 (IANS) Women who take multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may be at less risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19 infection, according to a large population study.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,National
Meditation can help healthcare professionals fight loneliness: Study
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Unprecedented work pressures and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic may worsen loneliness and sleep problems in health-care professionals but a recent study has shown that Heartfulness Meditation can help fight loneliness and improve sleep.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Health/Medicine
Indrani Mukerjea among jail inmates test Covid positive
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Around 39 women inmates of the Byculla Women's Jail, including murder-accused Indrani Mukerjea have tested Covid-19 positive and have been shifted to an isolation centre, official sources said here on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Where is the leadership and planning, Priyanka ask Modi
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speaking exclusively to IANS has questioned the government on its response to the rapidly rising Covid numbers in the country. She has accused the government of lack of planning to handle the crisis. Here are some highlights from the rare interview from the Congress party leader.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In run-up to Biden's summit, UK sets target to slash emissions by 78%
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Hours ahead of Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the opening session of the US Leaders' Summit on Climate, hosted by President Biden on Earth Day, the UK government announced to set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
5 prisoners escape from Rajasthan's Nokha jail
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) A fortnight after the Phalodi jail break incident in Rajasthan in which 16 prisoners escaped, five inmates have run away from the Nokha jail in Bikaner district.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vaccine strategy is no less than demonetisation: Rahul
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Centre's vaccine strategy and alleged it's akin to demonetisation.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Malaysia, China and Pakistan use Covid-19 as excuse to block freedoms
New Delhi, April 21: Malaysia has witnessed a remarkable fall in press freedom while China, which "continues to take Internet censorship, surveillance and propaganda to unprecedented levels", is still firmly anchored among the worst countries in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which provides information about the media freedom situation worldwide.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh: Mamunul confesses to inciting violence against Modi's visit
Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) Hefazat-e-Islam Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, who is in police custody, has confessed to inciting violence in Bangladesh against last month's visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
India reaches halfway mark of no new coal: Analysis
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) States and companies that cumulatively operate 50 per cent of existing installed power generation capacity in India are committed to not building new coal power plants, a new analysis said Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Suspected ULFA kidnaps three ONGC employees in Assam
Kolkata, aPRIL 21 (ians) Within a fortnight of releasing two employees of a private oil exploration firm, suspected ULFA militants kidnapped three employees of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) early on Wednesday from a rig in Lakwa of Assam's Sivasagar district.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12L for MI's slow over rate vs DC
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has been fined Rs 12 lakh after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, the organisers said in a statement.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
UK variant '45% more contagious' than original virus
Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) The UK variant, termed B117 of Covid-19, is 45 per cent more contagious than the original virus, according to a new study that took data from about 300,000 PCR tests.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Israel,National
Bayern move closer to title, Schalke relegated
Berlin, April 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich moved within one victory of a record-extending ninth straight Bundesliga title with a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen while 10-man Schalke were relegated after losing 1-0 at Arminia Bielefeld.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Super League to 'reshape the project' after dramatic collapse
London, April 21 (IANS) The European Super League announced it will be taking steps to "reshape the project" after six English clubs confirmed they were withdrawing from the proposed breakaway competition.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
T'gana CM's daughter sets up helpline for Covid affected
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and a state legislator K. Kavitha has opened a helpline to provide assistance to the Covid-19 infected people during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
16 years of touching lives, Alpha Palliative Care keeps memories alive with 'Upasana'
Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Entering its 16th year of extending soothing and loving palliative care to the needy, the Thrissur based Alpha Palliative Care has launched a new feature to its services and has named it 'Upasana' which will remember all those who passed away, when under their care.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Kerala,National
Incentivising Gujarati villages to stay crime-free
Ahmedabad, April 21 (101Reporters) Being a good citizen and obeying the law of the land is not just a legal or moral obligation for thousands of villagers in Gujarat but it also comes with its own set of financial incentives. As part of a scheme named Tirthgam-Pavangam, the state government has gifted nearly Rs 23 crore to over 1,300 crime-free villages in 16 years.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
OPPO to launch its own e-store in India on May 7
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases in the country surge, the Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Wednesday announced that it is all set to launch its e-store in India on May 7.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
adidas unveils 20-film series 'Seeing Possibilities' to change lives
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Global sportswear brand adidas on Wednesday introduced a new global film series titled 'Seeing Possibilities that is about rebellious optimism, rooted in the purpose from adidas in the power of sports to change lives.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Microsoft building new app store for Windows 10
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Microsoft is reportedly working on a new app store for Windows 10 that will introduce a modern and fluid user interface, as well as bring changes to the policies that govern what kind of apps can be submitted to the store by developers.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra CM, Guv extend Sri Ramanavami greetings to people
Amaravati, April 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Wednesday extended Sri Ramanavami greetings to all the people in the state.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Purple Cap: Harshal remains highest wicket-taker
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel retained the Purple Cap with Delhi Capitals' Avesh Khan and Mumbai Indians' Rahul Chahar both ending up with a wicket less than him after their match in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Rs 100 crore up In Bengal poll air
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal is reeling under an acute shortage of Covid-19 vaccines amidst a dreary long eight-phase assembly election, but leaders campaigning here have already spent Rs 100 crore to fly around to pitch for votes.
2021-04-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-policeman guilty in killing that 'ripped blinders off' US systemic racism (News Analysis)
New York, April 21 (IANS) In a catharsis for a nation rocked by protests and racial tension for nearly a year, a White former policeman has been convicted of murdering an African American man by kneeling on his neck.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United States,Politics
With 6,542 new cases, Telangana sees biggest spike
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) In the biggest daily spike, Telangana reported 6,542 new Covid-19 cases during 24-hour period.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple unveils next-gen TV 4K, podcast subscription
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Apple has announced the next generation of Apple TV 4K, which delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision and comes equipped with an A12 Bionic chip that provides a significant boost in graphics performance.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tesla strengthens India team ahead of rolling electric cars
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As Tesla firms up its plans to roll out its first all-electric car in India this year, the Elon Musk-run company has hired top executives in the country who has taken charge of some of its operations in the country.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
NZ mulls major reforms for healthcare system
Wellington, April 21 (IANS) New Zealand Health Minister Andrew Little on Wednesday said that putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all the citizens are the two main drivers of health sector reforms.
2021-04-21
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Discord ends talks with Microsoft for its $10B acquisition deal
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Popular online chat app Discord has reportedly ended talks with Microsoft for its $10 billion acquisition deal, The Wall Street Journal reported, as the company now aims to launch an initial public offering (IPO).
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
India sees biggest spike of nearly 3L Covid cases, 2,023 deaths
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It has been a week since India reported over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis since April 15. India on Wednesday hit another record high of 2,95,041 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the country's overall Covid tally reached 1.56 crore, according to the health ministry's data released on Wednesday.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National
Orange Cap: Dhawan returns to top of standings
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan got back the Orange Cap after scoring 45 in his team's six-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhawan currently has 231 runs in four matches thus far this season.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Guj HC issues notices over 'illegal' hoarding of Remdesivir
Gandhinagar, April 21 (IANS) A division bench of the Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state BJP president and Navsari MP, CR Paatil, the Surat MLA, Harsh Sanghvi and state government as well as Surat Collector on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in Gujarat state assembly, Paresh Dhanani over the 'illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection' from Surat BJP's office.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Health/Medicine,Politics
Alexa to help people find nearest vaccination site in US
San Francisco, April 21 (IANS) Virtual assistant Alexa can now help customers find and connect with nearby vaccination sites, starting with the US.
2021-04-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Netflix user growth stalls in Q1 2021 amid production delays
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delayed production and fewer shows have led to a slump in user growth for Netflix as the streaming giant came in 2 million short of its target of 210 million paid users globally in Q1 2021.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nearly one crore people vaccinated in UP till now
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have received the vaccination for Covid in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid surges: 75% of govt hospital beds in Chennai occupied
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Seventy five per cent of the beds in Chennai have been occupied, according to the state health department's report as the Covid cases continue to mount.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korean schools to tighten rules amid rise in Covid cases
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) The South Korean Education Ministry on Wednesday declared a three-week intensive period for checking Covid-19 norms in all schools, universities and private educational facilities amid surge in infections.
2021-04-21
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengal has opportunity to speak for the country: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Ahead of the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the voters can speak for the entire country as elections are to hold the government "accountable".
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B Praak dedicates National Award to fans
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) B Praak recently won the National Award as Best Playback Singer for his track "Teri mitti" in the Akshay Kumar-starrer 2019 film "Kesari". He calls the win a blessing and expresses gratitude.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN hoteliers want 'oxygen' to breathe as night curfew 'choking' business
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) With nearly 50 per cent of the business gone since the outbreak of coronavirus and the lockdown last year, the night curfew and ban on tourists visiting hill stations will further wipe out the restaurant business, said hoteliers in Tamil Nadu.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
LIC earns Rs 1.84 trillion new premium in FY21
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) One of Asia's life insurance giants, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) closed last fiscal with a new business premium or first year premium of Rs 1.84 trillion, the company said.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Samsung tops global smartphone market with 23% share in Q1 2021
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Samsung defended its leading position in the global smartphone market in the first quarter of the year, shipping 77 million smartphones and capturing 23 per cent market share (a growth of over 32 per cent on-year), according to a new report.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
IFC loan to increase Bajaj Finance's lending to women led MSMEs
Chennai, April 21 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC) part of the World Bank Group has proposed to loan up to $150 million to Bajaj Finance Ltd.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Kafeel Khan wants to treat Covid patients, asks Yogi to revoke suspension
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Suspended paediatrician of BRD medical college, Dr Kafeel Khan has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, requesting him to revoke his suspension so that he could use his medical expertise to treat Covid patients.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
73,000 committees monitoring Covid situation in UP
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has set up 73,000 monitoring committees in the rural and urban areas of Uttar Pradesh to collect door-to-door details of Covid-infected persons and also create awareness for vaccination along with effective prevention.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP Police gets clean chit from Chauhan panel in Bikru case
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Justice B.S. Chauhan inquiry commission, set up by the Uttar Pradesh government, has found no evidence of wrongdoing by Uttar Pradesh Police in the encounter killings of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates, allegedly staged to avenge the murder of eight policemen in the Bikru carnage.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infant killed in fire caused by matchsticks' play
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) A nine-month-old infant charred to death in Gangavas village in Gunnaur town when a fire broke out.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Crisis averted with 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen supply: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With the supply of 5,000 cubic metres of oxygen to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by the Delhi government, a crisis has been averted.
2021-04-21
Category: India, Delhi,National