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NE states join nationwide Covid vaccination drive
Guwahati/Agartala, Jan 16 (IANS) The eight northeastern states joined the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday with thousands of frontline health workers across hundreds of centres getting inoculated for the infection.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Farmer agitation: Congress 'gheraos' Nagpur Raj Bhavan
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress led several thousands of farmers with hundreds of tractors who laid siege to the Raj Bhavan here protesting against the three farm laws as part of an all-India agitation, here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Priyanshu Painyuli hopes his retd. colonel dad likes his armyman avatar on screen
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Priyanshu Painyuli plays an armyman in two upcoming films, Pippa and Rashmi Rocket. The actor says his father, retired colonel Vinod Kumar Painyuli, is his hero in real life, and hopes he likes his armyman avatar on screen.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 held in Jharkhand for jewellery theft in Delhi
Ranchi, Jan 16 (IANS) Two people were arrested onboard a train in Jharkhand's Giridih district for robbing a jewellery shop in Delhi, police said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohun Bagan face in-form FC Goa (Match Preview 62)
Margao, Jan 16 (IANS) FC Goa can replace ATK Mohun Bagan in the second place on the Indian Super League (ISL) table when the two teams face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
5,960 new Covid cases in Kerala on Saturday
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Kerala reported 5,960 new Covid cases with a test positivity rate of 9.18 per cent while 5,011 people recovered from the disease on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Active Covid cases drop below 2k in Andhra
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh have dropped below 2,000 to 1,987 on Saturday, powered by 326 more recoveries.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Vikas Khanna claims he experienced nepotism 'first hand'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Chef-filmmaker Vikas Khanna on Saturday claimed he has experienced nepotism in the film industry, days after the release of his debut directorial, The Last Color.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI books SSB staffer in LTC scam involving 754 officers
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against a Sub Inspector of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and other unknown persons over allegations that 754 officers of SSB were involved in fraudulent claims of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) from 2014 to 2017.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Priyanka Gandhi sends homemade food for protesting Cong MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sent food cooked in her kitchen for Congress MPs protesting at Delhi's Jantar Mantar. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by his sister Priyanka at the protest site.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IPL auction: Feb 4 registration deadline; no player agent allowed
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has said that it would deal and communicate directly with the state associations and not with any player agents in case of individual players wishing to register themselves for the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction for the 2021 season.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
NorthEast, Jamshedpur hope to get back into top 4 (Match Preview 61)
Vasco (Goa), Jan 16 (IANS) NorthEast United face Jamshedpur FC in their first match since the departure of coach Gerard Nus in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. A recent slump in form has resulted in both clubs falling out of the top four.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Victoria hospital attendant gets first vaccine jab in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Minutes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched the nationwide vaccination drive on Saturday, Karnataka rolled out its first phase of the drive at 243 sites across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
TN heads of hospitals lead by example in taking the vax shot
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) In order to allay any apprehensions about the two vaccines for coronavirus heads of government and private hospitals in Tamil Nadu took the needle jab and led by example for fellow professionals and the general public.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
22-year-old doctor receives first vaccine jab in GTB hospital
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A 22-year-old resident doctor became the first person to receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot at the Guru Teg Bhadur (GTB) hospital here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Health workers at Delhi hospital suffer mild reaction post vaccination
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A healthcare staff at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in the national capital, Anivesh Kumar, suffered a mild reaction right after taking the jab of Covid vaccine on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zaan Khan: Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye role required method acting
Amritsar, Jan 16 (IANS) TV actor Zaan Khan is trying out method acting for his role of Randheer in the new television show, Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye. The period drama is set in Lahore of the 1940s, and Zaan has even changed his look for the role, and even grown a moustache that gives a suitable retro look.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China slams US media silence over Pfizer vax deaths in Norway
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) China has slammed the US media for its silence over the deaths of 23 Norwegian elderly patients who were vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,Health/Medicine
Vax safety has been guiding principle, shun rumours: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday joined doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at AIIMS here at the launch of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive. Vardhan emphasised that safety above all else has been the guiding principle in the entire process.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amazon sued for fixing e-book prices in US
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed against Amazon in the US alleging that the ecommerce giant fixed prices of e-books, forcing customers on other book sites to pay too much for them.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nushrratt Bharuccha's sultry Saturday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Nushrratt Bharuccha spent Saturday sending out sultry vibes to fans on social media. The actress posted pictures on Instagram Stories where she aces the style game.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
HDFC Bank's Q3 standalone net profit rises 18%
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Lending major HDFC Bank on Saturday reported an 18.1 per cent increase in standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 31 of FY21 on a year-on-year basis.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vizag navy hospital vaccinates 40 frontline workers for Covid
Visakhapatnam, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 40 frontline workers have been vaccinated for coronavirus at a naval hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rapid blood test to detect severe disease risk of Covid patients
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have shown that a relatively simple and rapid blood test could predict -- within a day of a hospital admission -- which patients with Covid-19 are at highest risk of severe complications or death.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology,Health/Medicine
Feeling good, says AIIMS sanitation worker after taking first vaccine jab
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Manish Kumar (34) was oozing with confidence and satisfaction, which he had not experienced before, after taking the first jab of Covaxin at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here, becoming the first person in the country to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Javadekar pitches for private participation in 52nd IFFI edition
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday pitched for private participation in the next edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Punjab CM kicks off process to inoculate 1.74 lakh people
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab joined the rest of the country in the historic roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday with five healthcare workers getting the jab in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who virtually launched the process to inoculate 1.74 lakh people in the state in the first phase.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Inexperienced India attack shows discipline, earns rave reviews
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) The young India pace attack that restricted Australia to below 400 has earned rave reviews for its discipline from not just the seniors in the Indian camp but also from the Australians.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Thackeray flags 'V-day' in Maha, thousands queue for life-saver jab
Mumbai, Jan. Jan 16 (IANS) Exactly 10 months after recording the first Covid-19 death, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray flagged off the much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccination drive, terming it as "a revolutionary step", here on Saturday, even as thousands of eligible people queued up for their life-saver jab across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
RML hospital docs apprehensive about Covaxin, want Covishield
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Resident doctors at Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital on Saturday expressed reservations over taking Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' due to its incomplete clinical trial data and requested the hospital administration to vaccinate them with the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine 'Covishield'.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NCLT admits plea against Omaxe, 'no bearing on other connected cases' (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chandigarh bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted a petition filed against Omaxe Ltd over alleged acts of oppression and mismanagement by the company and its management.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 BDOs, one JE suspended on corruption charges in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday suspended two block development officers (BDOs) and one junior engineer (JE) on charges of corruption in the Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad dies in accident, contestants express grief
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad has died in a road accident. Several past contestant of the show took to social media on Saturday to express grief.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Taapsee Pannu gears up for last schedule of 'Rashmi Rocket' in Bhuj
Bhuj, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to start shooting in Bhuj, Gujarat, for the final schedule of her forthcoming film Rashmi Rocket.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It'll be nice for Real Kashmir to be in ISL: Head coach Robertson
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) It would be nice to get into the Indian Super League (ISL) but for now Real Kashmir are making sure that they can finish as high as possible in the I-League, said the club head coach David Robertson.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
RBI remains 'steadfast' to take necessary steps to support economy: Guv
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday said that the central bank remains committed to take any further necessary measures to support the economy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vaccination drive begins in Bengal, doc gets 1st shot
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccination drive began in West Bengal on Saturday with a doctor of a private hospital receiving the first shot, while Minister of State for Labour Nirmal Maji was administered the Covishield vaccine at the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital, officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Former minister Shahnawaz Hussain is BJP's MLC candidate in Bihar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The BJP on Friday announced the names of six candidates for the member of legislative council (MLC) elections for Uttar Pradesh and one in Bihar.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Australia vs India: Catches are the only way to win matches (Column: Close-in)
The Australia-India Test series has reached a crescendo. The euphoria that now surrounds the fourth and final Test match in Brisbane has brought life into the conventional form of the game -- Test cricket. On equal terms going into the fourth match in Brisbane, both sides have a lot at stake.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Kate Winslet: Felt bullied after 'Titanic' success
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) English actress Kate Winslet says she felt bullied after the global success of her 1997 release Titanic, because the film brought her personal life into scrutiny.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Vaccines safe, show faith in your own products: VK Paul
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their safety standards.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhak dies in accident, contestants express grief
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad has died in a road accident. Several past contestant of the show took to social media on Saturday to express grief.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Momota resumes training after testing Covid positive
Tokyo, Jan 16 (IANS) Kento Momota, the world's top-ranked men's singles badminton player, has resumed training 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
New players disappointed to not experience Srinagar crowd: Robertson
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Real Kashmir's new signings are disappointed that they missed out on the opportunity to play in front of their famously passionate home crowd in the I-League this year, said the club's head coach, David Robertson. As part of the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the league is being played this season in four bio-secure venues in Kolkata and Kalyani with no crowds.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
5 arrested for pasting threat posters in JK
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested five people for pasting threat posters in Seer and Batagund villages of Tral area in Pulwama district of South Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Sonu Sood plans pan-India platform for young emerging cricketers
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood is putting his weight behind an initiative to set up a pan-India platform to promote young emerging cricketers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Workplace mistreatment may up suicidal thoughts in employees
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) If you ignore a colleague's greeting or make a sarcastic comment in the workplace then it may actually do more harm to them than intended, a new study suggests.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Fogged out: Low visibility at IGIA leads to over 40 flight delays
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog-induced low visibility conditions led to delay of over 40 flights from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
India offers disaster relief training, capacity building to Nepal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India is ready to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training and capacity building to Nepal as both countries make attempts to improve strained bilateral relations.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Two more special trains from Narasapuram, Anakapalli to Secunderabad
Vijayawada, Jan 16 (IANS) The Vijayawada division of the South Central Railway (SCR) will operate two more special one way trains on Sunday from Narasapuram and Anakapalli to Secunderabad to clear the Sankranti rush.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Apple extends TV Plus free trials to July in pandemic
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has yet again extended the free trial membership for the Apple TV+ service to customers till July 2021.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
MicroRNA may serve as therapeutic targets for traumatic brain injury
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer's disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
The Kashmir Files shoot wraps up
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Shooting for the forthcoming film, The Kashmir Files, has been wrapped up and the film is on course for release later this year.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Parkinson's disease may up schizophrenia risk: Study
Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
Couturier Rahul Mishra debuts as jewellery designer
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Fashion designer Rahul Mishra has made his debut into jewellery designing. The 2014 International Woolmark Prize winner has joined hands with Confluence to create a limited-edition collection called 'An Ode to Spring'.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
No need to be afraid: Delhi Minister quells vax safety doubts (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India begins world's largest immunization drive amid concerns over rushed approval to the vaccines by the drug regulator, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday assured people that there is no need to be afraid and urged them to have faith in the experts who gave their nod.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
They are quality batsmen, will take some effort: Oz coach McDonald
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) The Australians are not going to rush into the match even though rain is expected to play a role as they look to win the fourth and final Test and regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, said assistant coach Andrew McDonald on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Online abuse cannot be normalised, says Zoya Akhtar on cyberbullying
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Director and producer Zoya Akhtar's success with titles like 'Made in Heaven', 'Luck by Chance', 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'Gully Boy' has not protected her from intense cyberbullying and trolling. Zoya recently shared her experiences that have made her leave the social media platform Facebook entirely. She said that because of the extreme levels of trolling and abuse she has faced, she is reluctant to sign into the negative energy on Twitter, and has had to switch off the comments on her Instagram account.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Study of Pose
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) In keeping with the need to treasure hunt for a kaleidoscope of personalities, who will be the next big thing, as the new year brings rays of hope, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is coming up with the #GetNoticed model hunt. This is being done, in association with Wilderbee Talent Camp (WTC), by supermodel Lakshmi Rana.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Over 50,000 cervical cancer cases can be prevented in India by 2050'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) As every year 1,32,000 Indian women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 74,000 die of the disease, it is considered as one of the deadliest forms of cancer that leads to mortality in women. If we see the Indian statistics, a large population of 436 million women falls into the age bracket of 15 years and above and they all are at the risk of contracting the disease.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ethan Hawke to play supervillain in comicbook adaptation
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Ethan Hawke has been roped in as villain opposite Oscar Isaac in upcoming superhero series, Moon Knight.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Arghya Lahiri, Nadir Khan to feature in a digital Sherlock Holmes parody
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Aadyam's digital play 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' parody, an Akash Khurana directorial, is all set to be screened this weekend. With three masterly actors, the play a comic take on one of Sherlock's finest murder mysteries.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mild infection good sign, shows immune system responding to vax: AIIMS chief (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Saturday joined scores of healthcare workers across the country who were administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive. Dr Guleria said mild infection or adverse reaction after vaccination is a good sign because it shows the immune system of the body is reacting to the vaccine and creating antibodies.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
20 ITBP personnel among first Covid vax recipients
Leh, Jan 16 (IANS) Leading from the front in the fight against Covid-19, a group of 20 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel on Saturday registered themselves in the list of the three lakh people across the country who received the first dose of the vaccine. The world's largest vaccination drive began in India after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Five groundbreaking self-portraits by women
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Jennifer Higgie ? author of a new book about women's self-portraits to be published in March ? on female artists whose depictions of themselves helped secure their place in history
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Farmer leader Sirsa won't appear before NIA on Sunday
Amritsar, Jan 16 (IANS) Farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa on Saturday said he will not be able to appear before the counter-terror task force, National Investigating Agency (NIA), on Sunday owing to his pre-occupations relating to the wedding of his granddaughter and he would remain busy in family affairs till February 7.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CAIT moves SC against WhatsApp, Facebook
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Saturday filed a petition in the Supreme Court with the prayer to direct WhatsApp to withdraw its new privacy policy which is encroaching upon various fundamental rights of the citizens granted by the Constitution of India.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
7 ways to use aloe gel
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANSlife) Aloe Gel has always been the talk of the town for its multi-tasking properties. Growing up, every skin or hair issue had one beauty secret that has been passed down from mother to daughter- Aloe Vera! Well, they were not wrong, Aloe gel is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants that works as healing agents. Additionally, its gel is high in water content making it an immaculate hydrator. Arushi Thapar, Senior Manager Marketing, Plum shares seven ways in which you can use Aloe Gel.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UK Covid-19 variant could be dominant US strain by March: CDC
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The more transmissible Covid-19 variant which was first detected in the UK late last year and has now spread to several countries across the globe, could become the dominant virus strain in the US by March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned in a report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
That shot gets me runs, I will keep playing it: Rohit on his dismissal
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma, who was criticised by Sunil Gavaskar for throwing his wicket away with an 'irresponsible shot' on the second day of the fourth and final Test, said he will continue playing that type of shot as it has got him plenty of runs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
KGMU worker gets first vax shot in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) With the vaccination drive against coronavirus kicking-off in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Amar Bahadur, a junior assistant at King George's Medical University's Public Health Dentistry department, received the first shot of the vaccine.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Bhutan PM congratulates Modi on 'landmark' Covid vaccination drive
Lhasa, Jan 16 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the launch of India's "landmark" Covid-19 vaccination drive.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Urvashi Rautela starts shoot with 'dream co-star' Randeep Hooda
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela on Saturday posted to share with fans that she has reported for duty on the set of her upcoming web series, Inspector Avinash. She stars in the show with Randeep Hooda, who she says is her dream co-star.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
93,000 Covid vax doses to be administered in 1st phase: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination, 93,000 doses would be administered to frontline warriors, including healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung preparing to bring S Pen support to foldables
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) After extending S Pen support to the new Galaxy S21 Ultra, Samsung is planning to bring the S Pen stylus support to other devices in the future.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian-American Democrat running for Cincinnati Mayor
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Aftab Pureval, an Indian-American Democrat, has announced his candidature for the Mayor of the US city of Cincinnati in Ohio state.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Andhra CM kicks off statewide Covid vaccination programme (Ld)
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy kickstarted the statewide Coronavirus vaccination programme on Saturday from Vijayawada.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dr Dre out of the hospital
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) American rapper Dr Dre has been released from the hospital, where he was admitted after suffering from sudden brain aneurysm.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Novel tool to equitably distribute limited Covid vaccines
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have developed a tool that may help to equitably distribute limited Covid-19 vaccines to prioritise vaccine distribution among people.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Telangana minister drops plan to vaccinate after PM's suggestion
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender on Saturday decided not to take Covid vaccine, following a suggestion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to politicians to give priority to healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NIA summons to journalist, farmer leaders, others in SFJ case
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a surprise move, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sent notices to over a dozen of people, including a journalist, farmer leaders associated with the agitation against three farm laws and others, in connection with its probe into the Sikh For Justice (SFJ) case, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I will also get vaccinated against coronavirus: TN CM (Ld)
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said he too will get a vaccine shot against the Coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan is brand ambassador of reality music league
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has been roped in as brand ambassador of the music reality show, Indian Pro Music League.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
All you need to know about India's 2 Covid vaccines
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the rollout of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are a few things that you need to know about the two vaccines -- 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield' -- selected by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea to extend social-distancing rules
Seoul, Jan 16 (IANS) South Korea on Saturday announced its decision to extend the tightened social-distancing rules for two more weeks until the end of January amid an unabated Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-01-16
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Congress leaders from Kerala to meet Sonia in Delhi
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Shocked by the setback in the recent local body elections, the state Congress is in firefighting mode and is planning to plug all the loopholes before the Assembly polls in 2021.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Consumers spend $57 bn on video games in US in 2020
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As people spent most time at home owing to the pandemic, spending on video games set a new record of $56.9 billion in 2020 in the US, according to a new report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pak no country for Christians, reveals report
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Christians in Pakistan continue to face extreme persecution in every area of their lives, an annual report on the global persecution of Christians has revealed. Ranking Pakistan fifth in the list of 50 countries worldwide where Christians are persecuted for their faith, The World Watch List said that the believers who have converted from Islam face the greatest levels of persecution in Pakistan, but "all Christians are considered second-class citizens in this strongly Islamic" country.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
First vax shot given to Bihar hospital sweeper
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) As the much awaited vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus started across India on Saturday, Bihar's inoculation campaign began from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National
Stockbrokers seek rationalisation of tax structure for capital market
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the Union Budget for FY21-22 nears, stockbrokers have sought rationalisation and streamlining of the structure for the capital market.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Medium acquires social digital book platform Glose
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Online publishing platform Medium has acquired Glose, a France-based social digital book platform, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Criminal charges for lawmakers who helped Capitol riot: Pelosi
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has suggested that any lawmaker found to have assisted in the January 6 storming of the Capitol in Washington D.C. should face criminal charges.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Mi 10i sets new benchmark in mid-price phone segment
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Budget and affordable smartphone leader Xiaomi has welcomed the new year with a bang, launching a mid-price segment device Mi 10i.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 in police net for threat posters in J&K's Tral
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Five persons were arrested on Saturday by Jammu and Kashmir Police for putting up posters of terrorist outfits issuing threats in some villages of Tral tehsil in Pulwama district.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
'Transparency in Covaxin trial could have built confidence'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Dr Vikas Dogra, one of the 3,000 healthcare workers who received the first jab of Covid vaccine 'Covaxin' nationwide, told IANS on Saturday that the opaqueness in the data of clinical trials for Covaxin, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, has led to a loss of confidence among the people and healthcare workers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vax will work like 'Sanjeevani': Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With the launch of the world's largest vaccination drive in India, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the Covid vaccine will work like 'Sanjeevani' or an elixir in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
KSRTC MD hints at 'misappropriation' by workers
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Biju Prabhakar, Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, has lashed out against the employees, alleging 'major misappropriation' in KSRTC.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Indian fan complains of racism at SCG
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as authorities at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) are investigating reports from the Indian team that pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj were subjected to racist comments, they have received another complaint from an Indian fan who alleged that a security officer on duty at the SCG told him to "go back to where you belong".
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kerala ministers attend Covid vaccination drive
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid vaccination programme commenced in Kerala on Saturday with state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja taking part in the drive at Kannur while state Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran attended a vaccination programme at Thiruvananthapuram.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
US retail sales keep dropping amid Covid-19 spikes
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US retail sales dropped by 0.7 per cent in December, marking the third monthly decline in a row, as the country struggles to cope with the unabated Covid-19 surge, the Commerce Department reported.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
LA County to hit 1mn Covid-19 cases this weekend
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Los Angeles County is about to hit another grim milestone this weekend as the overall number of Covid-19 cases was inching towards the 1 million mark, local health officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
No progress of talks between Dalai Lama's envoys, China: US Congressional report
Dharamsala, Jan 16 (IANS) There was no progress of formal negotiations between the Dalai Lama's envoys and China and the religious freedom continues to deteriorate in Tibet, the 2020 annual report by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) has said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, India,International
Woman sanitation worker gets first Covid vaz jab in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccine drive in Gurugram was launched on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the national-wide drive via video conferencing aimed at ending the pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Don't crowd vaccination rooms, offer inoculated person flower: Javadekar
Panaji, Jan 16 (IANS) Instead of crowding a vaccination room, relatives and friends accompanying the persons who are being inoculated against Covid-19, should instead wait outside and greet them with a flower, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,National
Amit Sadh on shooting 'Jeet Ki Zidd' under extreme conditions
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Amit Sadh plays the protagonist in the upcoming web series Jeet Ki Zidd. The actor says the story, set against the backdrop of the Indian Army Special Task Force and based on a true story, is more than just about valour. It is a story of hope and passion, he points out.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Petition urges Aus govt to allow int'l students' return
Canberra, Jan 16 (IANS) Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for the Australian government to allow international students back into the country.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Education,Politics
Indian military doctors, paramedics get Covid-19 vax shots
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian military doctors, paramedics and hospital staff are being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease across the country as inoculation drive kicked off on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New York City unveils major police discipline reform
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) The New York City government has unveiled a major local police discipline reform, a much-anticipated move to punish those cops who are found guilty of misconduct.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US gun rights group files for bankruptcy
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US National Rifle Association (NRA) announced that it has filed for bankruptcy protection, unveiling its plan to move from New York to the state of Texas.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pandyas' father dies of heart attack
Vadodara, Jan 16 (IANS) India all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya lost their father, Himanshu, on Saturday morning. The senior Pandya suffered a heart attack. He was 71.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Army officer develops first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol'
Nagpur, Jan 16 (IANS) Nagpur-based Indian Army officer Lt Col Prasad Bansod has developed the country's first indigenous 9 mm 'Machine Pistol', an official said here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Doctor receives first Covid vaccine shot in Andhra's Kurnool
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 16 (IANS) A resident medical officer received the first Coronavirus vaccine in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'CPEC to provide great benefit to Afghanistan, Central Asian nations'
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Pakistani President Arif Alvi said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will benefit Afghanistan and Central Asian countries by enhancing connectivity of the region.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Ex-minister Mahesh Sharma becomes first public representative to get Covid vax (Ld)
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha MP from Gautam Buddha Nagar and former Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday became the first public representative to get the Covid vaccine shot as a medical practitioner here at Kailash Hospital.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijay's 'Master' crosses 50Cr-mark in TN alone; Hindi remake soon
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Tamil film Master, starring Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, has grossed over Rs 50 crore in Tamil Nadu alone within the first three days, and is all set to be remade in Hindi. 
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
WHO hopes Covid vaccination 'underway in every country in next 100 days'
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged fairness to the access of COovid-19 vaccines, saying he wants to "see vaccination underway in every country in the next 100 days".
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
NYC running out of COVID-19 vaccines' supply: Mayor
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) New York City is on course to run out of Covid-19 vaccine supply next week and has asked the federal government to send additional doses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
AIIMS' director, Niti Aayog's Paul among 1st to get Covid jabs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and Niti Aayog member Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, were on Saturday administered the first doze of Covid-19 vaccine with the launch of the world's largest vaccination programme in India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
MP: Bhopal hospital ward boy receives first Covid vax shot
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive across the country as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan kicked off the drive in the state while visiting the Hamidia Hospital in state capital Bhopal.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Will try to aim at the crack outside off-stump: Lyon
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has said he is looking to exploit the crack outside the off-stump during the ongoing fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Iraq reports bird flu outbreak
Baghdad, Jan 16 (IANS) A bird flu outbreak has been detected in Iraq's Salahudin province, authorities said, adding that all protective measures have been taken to contain the spread of the virus.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
Exploring the mind of a 9-year-old in the pandemic
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) You left your jokes and funny faces in my mind; You left our secrets and your knitting behind; I'm still sad. I'll always be; I love you times infiniteeeeeeeey; You don't mind that I can't rhyme; I don't know how to end this; Will someone help me?
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
US designates Cuban Interior Ministry over human rights abuse
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US has designated the Cuban Ministry of Interior and its head over allegations of human rights abuse, just days after Washington added Havana to the list of "State Sponsor of Terrorism".
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Govt should admit its mistake on farm laws: Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A day after the ninth round of talks between the government and the protesting farmers ended without a breakthrough, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram urged "the government to admit its mistake and agree to start on a clean slate" with the farmers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid-19 vaccination drive begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 161 sites spread across 30 districts of the state on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra CM witnesses Covid vaccination at Vijayawada GGH
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy personally witnessed Coronavirus vaccination at government general hospital (GGH) in Vijayawada on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4th Test: India 62/2 at stumps after rain washes out 3rd session
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rain washed out the third session of the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba here on Saturday with India going to stumps at 62 for two in reply to Australia's 369 in the first innings.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru health worker gets first Covid shot in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) As the country started the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Saturday, Karnataka administered its first dose of vaccine to Bengaluru's K C. General Hospital's 'D' group employee, Chandrashekar, while Mallasandra PHC doctor, Komal was the second person to receive it.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Covaxin consent form says vax administered without ph-3 trial
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amid the vaccinaton drive against Covid-19, it has emerged that there is a separate consent form for those who are administered the 'Covaxin' vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thackeray flags 'V-day' in Maha, ex-minister gets first vaccine jab
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Exactly 10 months after a 64-year-old man fell the first victim to Covid-19 (March 17), Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray kicked off the much-anticipated Coronavirus vaccination drive, terming it as "a revolutionary step", here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Syrian Air conducts 1st Aleppo-Beirut flight since 2011
Beirut, Jan 16 (IANS) Syrian Air conducted its first flight in 10 years between the northern city of Aleppo and Lebanon's capital Beirut, resuming a round-trip route that had been suspended since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Medicine as well as rigour needed, avoid rumours: PM (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Launching the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned people to avoid rumours and gave a fresh message of "Ab dawai bhi, kadai bhi" (now medicine as well as rigour).
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Boeing assisting with investigation in Indonesia flight crash
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) American airplane giant Boeing has said that its technical experts are assisting with investigation in last week's Sriwijaya Air plane crash.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Part-time sweeper gets first vaccine in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) A 20-year-old man, who works as a part-time sweeper at the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 here, was the first person in the city inoculated against Covid-19 on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
If vaccine is reliable, why no govt functionary took shot: Manish Tewari
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world's biggest vaccination drive in the country, the Congress launched its attack on the Centre saying vaccines were being allowed to be used without the mandatory trials of Phase 3.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Int'l migration growth down 27% due to Covid: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed international migration flows by around 2 million people last year, cutting the annual growth expected since mid-2019 by around 27 per cent, according to a UN report.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Even one alcoholic drink everyday may up atrial fibrillation risk
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) People who regularly drink a modest amount of alcohol are at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a condition where the heart beats in an abnormal rhythm.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'One-to-one communication key to reduce vaccine hesitancy'
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the day of the launch of the massive immunisation drive against Covid-19 that the country has embarked upon, Dr B.L. Sherwal, Director at Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH), said that better communication could have reduced the hesitancy towards the vaccine among the people.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kajol: Understood my mother after I had my daughter
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Kajol cherishes her special bond with her mother, veteran actress Tanuja, and says she truly understood her only after she had a daughter. The actress says she realised her mother's sacrifices after having her duaghter Nysa.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Features,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid vaccination begin at 139 centres in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Covid vaccination began in Telangana on Saturday with healthcare workers taking first shot at 139 centres across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel prices unchanged across metros
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Palestine's Abbas issues decree for legislative, presidential polls
Ramallah, Jan 16 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a presidential decree that called for holding the legislative elections on May 22 and the presidential elections on July 31.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Israel,Politics
TN begins Covid vaccination
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday launched the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state at Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid-19 conditions worsening
Ottawa, Jan 16 (IANS) Canada will witness up to 796,630 Covid-19 cases and 19,630 deaths by January 24, as the coronavirus pandemic is worsening rapidly across the country, according to
2021-01-16
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
WhatsApp delays new data privacy policy by 3 months (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide amid a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy by three months and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
AP: Sweeper receives first Covid vax shot in Vijayawada
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) A health department sweeper received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
This is how India has planned Covishield, Covaxin storage
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India began its mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, the all-critical storage and transportation of millions of vaccines once again topped the people's minds.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
This Windows 10 bug corrupts hard drive just by looking at icon
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A bizarre bug that can corrupt a hard drive by just looking at an icon in Windows 10 was being fixed by Microsoft after security researchers reported about this nasty vulnerability.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCLT admits petition alleging mismanagement, fraud by Omaxe
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Chandigarh-bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted a petition filed against Omaxe Ltd over alleged acts of oppression and mismanagement claiming by the company and its management.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Portugal's EU Presidency to focus on economic recovery: PM
Lisbon, Jan 16 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa met the College of European Commissioners led by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to discuss the program and priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
2021-01-16
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
Big B known in West just like Maradona in India: Argentina's Pablo Cesar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Argentine filmmaker Pablo Cesar loves returning to India, and enjoys Indian commercial films.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
'S.African govt will be taken court over alcohol sale ban'
Johannesburg, Jan 16 (IANS) The Restaurants Association of South Africa (RASA) said that it was taking government to court over the alcohol sale ban imposed in December 2020.
2021-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Irresponsible shot: Gavaskar on Rohit, who limps off the field
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) India got another injury scare when opening batsman Rohit Sharma was seen limping immediately after holing out to long on just before tea on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Tamil Nadu CM, Dy CM flag off Alanganallur Jallikattu
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Saturday flagged off the famed Jallikattu - bull taming sport - in Alanganallur in Madurai district.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Bigg Boss 14: Can Sonali's cougar love for Aly pip Rakhi's antics?
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant and her antics have a new rival in Bigg Boss 14 house. Sonali Phogat, well into her late forties and a mother of one, claims she likes fellow housemate Aly Goni, 29.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PM launches world's largest vaccination drive in India
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India began the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the drive aimed at ending the pandemic which so far has killed 1,52,093 people in the country and ravaged the economy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nord Stream 2 pipeline gets new construction permit from Germany
Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea in German territorial waters can resume immediately, the country's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) said in a statement issued here.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Child labour decreased by 38% in last decade: ILO
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) The International Labour Organization (ILO), a Geneva-based UN agency, announced that child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but warned that the raging Covid-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation with 152 million children still affected.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
World's oceans continue to warm, despite reduced carbon emissions
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite reductions in global carbon emissions due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the world's oceans in 2020 were the warmest in recorded history, according to a new study.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Kailash Hospital in Noida ready for vaccination drive
Noida, Jan 16 (IANS) Preparations are in place at Gautam Buddha Nagar's Kailash Hospital, where 100 people will get the Covid vaccines, including former Minister of State Mahesh Sharma, who is also the owner of the group of hospitals.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Dense fog, zero visibility in Delhi, Lucknow, Amritsar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi, Lucknow and Amritsar witnessed dense fog on Saturday morning with zero visibility due to variable and calm lower-level winds, and the fog is likely to persist on Sunday as well.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
UK economy shrinks after rising for 6 consecutive months
London, Jan 16 (IANS) The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) recorded a 2.6 per cent fall in November 2020 amid further Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the country, following six consecutive months of growth, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'US forces in Afghanistan, Iraq reduce to 2,500 level'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Pentagon has confirmed that US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have reduced to 2,500.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
Rain delays start of play in post-tea session on second day
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Rain delayed the start of play in the post-tea session on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
US Justice Department watchdog launches probe into Capitol riot
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General announced that it will launch an investigation into violent protests staged by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump at the Capitol building on January 6.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Signal app goes down amid peak user traffic
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The users of highly-encrypted Signal app faced trouble sending messages and the company said on Saturday that it was still working to bring additional capacity online to handle peak traffic levels.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
UK to close all travel corridors
London, Jan 16 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the country will close all travel corridors from Monday onwards in a bid to keep out new coronavirus variants.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rituparna Sengupta: I'm still acclaimed as top actress of my region
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bengali superstar Rituparna Sengupta returns to Hindi domain with the upcoming film, Salt. The National Award winning actress shares screen space with Chandan Roy Sanyal in the film.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Foggy morning affects life in J&K amid intense cold wave
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) Dense fog and mist added to extreme cold in J&K on Saturday as the weather office forecast no major change during the next five days in the prevailing weather conditions.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
India 62/2 at tea on second day in fourth Test vs Australia
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) India lost both their openers early as they went to tea at 62 for the loss of two wickets on the second day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amazon opens Alexa AI for firms to build their own assistants
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Amazon has for the first time enabled companies and developers to access Alexas advanced artificial intelligence (AI) to build their own intelligent assistants with the new 'Alexa Custom Assistant.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Norway probes 23 elderly patients' death after Pfizer vaccination
London, Jan 16 (IANS) After the news broke that 23 elderly patients died in Norway following their immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against Covid-19, the country has launched a detailed investigation into the reported fatalities that has shocked the world.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India records 15K new Covid cases, 175 deaths
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) With 15,158 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Saturday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,42,841, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Set better examples to millions of kids: Chappell to Paine
Sydney, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell has urged Tim Paine to set satisfactory standards of behaviour against visiting teams after the current Australia skipper was heavily criticised for his on-field chatter with R Ashwin during the Sydney Test this week.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
WHO advises against Covid vaccination proof for int'l travel
Geneva, Jan 16 (IANS) The World Health Organization's (WHO) Emergency Committee on Covid-19 has advised countries not to require proof of vaccination or immunity against the virus for international travel as a condition of entry.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
How dolphins are anchoring Chilika lake tourism amid pandemic
Bhubaneswar, Jan 16 (IANS) A dolphin jumps out of the brackish waters of Odisha's famed Chilika lake and is the cynosure for all eyes on a boat on the lagoon.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Guterres urges greater solidarity as global Covid deaths reach 2mn
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged "far greater solidarity" as the number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed the 2 million mark.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
US CDC projects 90k new Covid-19 deaths in next 3 weeks
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Nearly 90,000 people in the US may die from Covid-19 in the next three weeks, according to the latest projections of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Lack of optimum fitness, spike in workload hurt India on Aus tour
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Lack of supreme fitness, along with a sudden spike in workload and not enough recovery, has emerged as the main cause of soft tissue injuries that have afflicted the Indians on the tour of Australia as pace bowler Navdeep Saini became the latest injury victim when he limped off the Gabba ground due to pain in groin on the first day of the fourth and final Test in Brisbane on Friday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
US claims Vietnam's currency practices 'unreasonable'
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) claimed that Vietnam's acts, policies and practices related to currency valuation are "unreasonable" and restrict American commerce.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
42 dead, 15,000 displaced in massive Indonesia quake
Jakarta, Jan 16 (IANS) A massive 6.2 earthquake that jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has so far left 42 people dead, over 800 others injured and some 15,000 displaced, while it also destroyed houses and infrastructures, a disaster official said here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Facebook blocks live events around US Capitol on Jan 20
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepare to be sworn into office during the 59th presidential inauguration on January 20, Facebook has announced to block the creation of any new live events in close proximity to the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple blocks M1 Mac users from side loading iPhone, iPad apps
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Apple has blocked users of new Macs with M1 silicon chip from side loading iPhones and iPad apps.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India has world's largest diaspora: UN
United Nations, Jan 16 (IANS) India has the world's largest diaspora with about 18 million people born there now living abroad, according to John Wilmoth, the director of UN's Population Division at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
India to begin world's largest immunisation exercise today
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India is set to witness a historic moment on Saturday with the commencement of the most-awaited vaccination drive against the dreaded coronavirus disease, with over three lakh people to be inoculated with doses of either Covaxin or Covishield.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pence, Harris speak on phone before inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Outgoing US Vice President Mike Pence spoke with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the phone, during which the former offered his assistance with the latter's inauguration on January 20, according to informed sources.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Facing scrutiny, WhatsApp defers new data privacy policy
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Facing intense criticism worldwide and now a court case in India, WhatsApp has deferred its new data privacy policy and no one will lose his or her account from February 8 for not accepting the updated terms of service, the Facebook-owned platform said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Modi's charisma battling anti-incumbency of BJP CMs, MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modis charisma and popularity are holding the reins of the BJP juggernaut, which is now facing anti-incumbency at the Chief Minister and MP-level, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP Chief Ministers are the least popular
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Seven out of the 10 most popular Chief Ministers are from the Opposition parties, while seven out of the 10 worst performing Chief Ministers are from the BJP/NDA camp, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha has best performing CM, Uttarakhand worst
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Naveen Patnaik is the best performing Chief Minister followed by Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of Andhra Pradesh, while Mamata Banerjee has her credibility intact despite the BJP's onslaught on the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Health Secretary announces departure
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) In a letter to outgoing US President Donald Trump, the country's Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar has announced his departure on January 20, the inauguration day of President-elect Joe Biden.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Modi charisma intact: Across states approval at 44.55%
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma has remained intact in most of the states across the country with 44.55 per cent of the people backing him, with Odisha, Goa and Telangana leading the chart, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump to fly to Florida shortly before Biden's inauguration
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will leave Washington, D.C. on the morning of January 20 shortly before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, with a grand ceremony being planned for his departure, according to media reports.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Rahul Gandhi no match for PM Modi
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite supporting the ongoing farmers' agitation in the country, the image of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has not come up to the mark to pose a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose approval rating and popularity remain intact despite the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and the farmers' stir, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
From lockdown to unlock, people's living standards deteriorated: Survey
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The standard of living of the people in India ever since the beginning of the Covid-induced nationwide lockdown, has been deteriorating, even after the announcement of the vaccination, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 93.7 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 93.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
More than terror & corruption, people are worried about unemployment
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The latest IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey has revealed many surprising details about the perception of politics in the country.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala, NE top in satisfaction with sitting MPs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kerala and norteastern states are neck and neck when it comes to satisfaction level with the sitting Lok Sabha MPs, while people in Haryana and Puducherry have registered their satisfaction level in the negative, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naveen Patnaik, Arvind Kejriwal are high performing CMs
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The latest IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey shows that non-NDA and non-Congress ruled states have posted the best satisfaction numbers.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ind vs Aus 4th Test: Australia bowled out for 369 at lunch
Brisbane, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia were bowled out for 369 in their first innings in the fourth and final Test against India at lunch on the second day.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Modi most preferred for PM, way ahead of Rahul
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 59.22 per cent of people across India prefer Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as compared to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose approval rating is merely 25.62 per cent, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Odisha, NE highly satisfied with Centre; TN, Punjab in negative
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 41.66 per cent of people are very much satisfied with the overall performance of the central government across all the states, as per the IANS C-Voter State of the Nation 2021 survey.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkish president reports no side effects after Covid-19 vaccine
Istanbul, Jan 16 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he did not see any side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine that he received the previous day.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Drew Barrymore: I am anything but political
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore feels she is finding her voice on Instagram, but only regarding things that are not related to politics.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italy hits 1 mn dose vaccination mark
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Italy passed a positive milestone, with 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine having been administered just 19 days after the country launched its nationwide vaccination program.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Russia blasts US for blacklisting Cuba as terrorism sponsor
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) It is "a lie" that Cuba supports terrorism, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the US recent decision to add the island nation to its list of "State Sponsor of Terrorism."
2021-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Lily Allen is in a 'really great' place
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen was earlier battling with substance abuse, and now she said she is in a really great place.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump administration slaps fresh sanctions against Iran
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The United States designated three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation, doubling down its maximum pressure campaign against Tehran.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Politics
Biden appoints Sameera Fazili to National Economic Council
New York, Jan 16 (IANS) Sameera Fazili, who traces her family's roots to Kashmir, is among the latest wave of Indian American nominees to be named to US president Joe Biden's A-team. Fazili has been appointed as Deputy Director, National Economic Council.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,International
Dua Lipa: Never seen being pretty as some kind of power
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) International pop star Dua Lipa has tagged herself as an extremely hardworking and driven person, and slammed all those who spread the notion that she got to where she is today because of her looks.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tribhanga: Peculiar mix of brilliant and banal (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Tribhanga; Cast: Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Mithila Palkar; Direction: Renuka Shahane; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Russia reports 24,715 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS) Russia recorded 24,715 more Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, roughly the same as in the previous day, the country's Covid-19 response center said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
China blasts Trump admin for imposing new sanctions on Chinese firms
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman rebuked the Trump administration for blacklisting some Chinese companies with alleged military ties, which he said has shown the world exactly what bullying is.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Politics
Shah briefs WB party leaders about roadmap to win 200 seats
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with West Bengal core committee at his residence and briefed them about the roadmap to win 200 seats in the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italy reopens museums, extends nationwide anti-virus curfew
Rome, Jan 16 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has signed a new decree with fresh Covid-19 containment measures, the prime minister's office said in a statement.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
3 arrested for kidnapping businessman in Patna
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Days after sensational murder of 40-year-old Indigo Airlines station manager, a businessman of Danapur was allegedly kidnapped by 6-7 goons.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dutch gov't resigns over child benefits scandal
The Hague, Jan 16 (IANS) The Dutch government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte offered its resignation as a result of the so-called child benefits scandal, in which parents were wrongly accused of fraud.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
IRGC launches combined missile, drone drills in central desert
Tehran, Jan 16 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) kicked off a combined missile and drone drills in the central desert area of the country, Tasnim news agency reported.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'Allow us to go on this trip' - K'taka accident victims' last words
Davangere/Dharwad, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major road mishap, at least 13 people, including 11 women, were killed and six others were critically injured when a tempo traveller collided with a truck near Itigatti village in Karnataka's Dharwad district on Friday morning.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WHO experts start quarantine in Wuhan
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) An international expert team of the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in China and started quarantine at a hotel in Wuhan on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
2021-01-16
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Karnataka's disgruntled BJP MLAs likely to meet Shah
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) A section of the discontented legislators who could not make it to the third round of cabinet expansion in Karnataka are likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be on a two-day visit to the state from January 16, on Sunday to put forth their grievances, in Belagavi.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Karnataka logs in 708 new Covid cases, 643 recovered
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) In a reverse trend, Karnataka registered 708 new Covid cases in a day while 643 recovered from the infection across the southern state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Samalkha MLA's sons booked for fraud in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 16 (IANS) Following a court order, a case of property fraud and criminal conspiracy has been registered against 15 people including Sikandar Singh alias Satish Chhokar and Vikas Kumar alias Vikas Chhokar, sons of sitting Samalkha (Panipat) MLA Dharam Singh Chhokar, at the Sushant Lok police station in Gurugram.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Politician, former BCCI V-P Kamal Morarka passes away
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Kamal Morarka -- Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office of Chandra Shekhar in 1990-91, businessman, and cricket administrator -- died on Friday, aged 74, after brief illness.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Jackson ton in Puducherry win (Round-up)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Puducherry captain Sheldon Jackson scored an unbeaten 106 off 50 balls as he led his team to a four-wicket win over Andhra in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
UN to restart negotiations for Security Council reform on Jan 25
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) The stalled negotiations for reforming the Security Council will restart on January 25, General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Defence/Security
Former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passes away
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Eminent industrialist and former Union Minister Kamal Morarka passed away here, on Friday evening. He was 74.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
13 highways to be built in north Karnataka: Gadkari
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) A total of 13 national highways covering 847 km would be built in north Karnataka at a cost of Rs 21,000 crore, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Andhra to launch vaccination at 332 locations on Saturday
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government has identified 332 locations in the state to launch the coronavirus vaccination programme, as part of Saturday's nation-wide mega rollout of the vaccine.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
My book on 'Operation Lotus' will be out soon: K'taka BJP leader
Hubballi, Jan 15 (IANS) Peeved over missing cabinet berth, Karnataka BJP leader A. H. Vishwanath on Friday said that he would soon release a book titled - Bombay Days - a tell-all book, on how the BJP carried out 'Operation Lotus' to come to power in 2019.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Three killed while flying kites in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Three persons, including two children, died while flying kites, in separate incidents since Thursday in Hyderabad, police said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raided CBI officers were sharing probe info with accused: FIR
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The four Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials, who have been booked for corruption, had allegedly received bribes to extend favours to at least two private companies being probed for bank fraud, the agency said in its FIR.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First-ever bus service in Arunachal border area flagged off
Itanagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Over seven decades after India's independence, the first-ever passenger bus service was flagged off on Friday in the Roing-Anini route in Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley district along the China border, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Railways allows e-catering facility at selected stations
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Friday allowed e-catering services to resume at selected railway stations.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Dr Reddy's receives approval for Phase 3 clinical trial of Sputnik vaccine
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Friday announced that it has received approval from the Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) to conduct Phase 3 clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine in India.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia calls meet of Kerala leaders after local polls debacle
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of party leaders from Kerala next week to discuss the upcoming Assembly polls in wake of the setback the party received in the recent local body polls, sources said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
East Bengal salvage 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters
Vasco (Goa), Jan 15 (IANS) Scott Neville's stunning header in the dying minutes of the match, helped SC East Bengal salvage a point against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan stadium on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Rooney retires, becomes full-time manager at Derby County
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney retired to become full-time manager at English second-tier team Derby County, the club said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Amit Shah on 2-day visit to K'taka from Jan 16
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to Karnataka from Saturday, during which he will launch several projects besides addressing a political rally in Belagavi district.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Northeast gears up for vaccination drive
Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, Jan 15 (IANS) The eight northeastern states are geared up to start the first phase of Covid vaccination drive on Saturday along with the rest of the country, ministers and officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha gets over Rs 1.25 lakh cr investment despite Covid
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday said Odisha has received an investment of over Rs 1.25 crore since February 2020 despite Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Bengaluru air show to be first hybrid aerospace expo
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) The 13th edition of Aero India 2021 here on February 3-5 would be the world's first hybrid aerospace and defence expo amid the coronavirus pandemic, an official said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security
15 linked to TDP, BJP held over Andhra temple incidents
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh police arrested 13 people linked to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and two people linked to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged role in cases pertaining to temple attacks, the Director General of Police Gautam Sawang said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EC tells states not to victimise electoral officers
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has asked states not to victimise their electoral officers.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Ageing of India's workforce not favourable for strong recovery'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Higher job lossses among those below the age of 40 years has resulted in an ageing workforce, which is not favourable for a strong recovery of the Indian economy, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Malware and fraud syndicate busted, two Chinese among 12 held
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Cyber Cell has busted a transnational malware and fraud syndicate, cheating unsuspecting people with offers of lucrative returns on an online multi-level marketing campaign, and arrested 12 including two Chinese and a Tibetan national, police said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-League: Imphal's NEROCA, TRAU play out 1-1 draw
Kalyani (West Bengal), Jan 15 (IANS) Imphal's local rivals, North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) FC and Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) FC, played out a 1-1 draw in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bharti-led OneWeb gets investment from SoftBank, Hughes Network
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company jointly owned by the UK government and Bharti Global, secured additional funding from SoftBank Group Corp and Hughes Network Systems LLC, bringing its total funding to $1.4 billion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
10 RFQ applications come for CSMT Railway Station redevelopment
New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) has received 10 Requests for Qualification (RFQ) for redevelopment of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station (CSMT), an official statement said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
51st edition of IFFI gets underway on Saturday
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) India's biggest and oldest international film event, the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, gets underway on Saturday in Goa and will be inaugurated at the hands of Southern filmstar Sudeep.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Ace shooters Saurabh, Manu win T1 air pistol trials
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's talented shooter Saurabh Chaudhary and Haryana's Manu Bhaker on Friday aced the T1 men's and women's 10metre air pistol trials, respectively, at Dr Karni Singh range here.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Biden names Vidur Sharma Covid testing adviser
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named health policy expert Vidur Sharma as the testing adviser on his Covid-19 Response Team.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
4,000 healthcare workers to get Covid vaccine on first day in Telangana
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The stage is set for Covid-19 vaccination rollout in Telangana where 4,000 healthcare workers in government-run facilities will receive the first dose on Saturday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Piramal Group wins bid for DHFL with 94% votes
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Piramal Group has won the bid to take over Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL), sources said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
This year's edition of IFFI is special: Javadekar
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, in Goa to participate in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), said the latest edition of the festival, beginning in the state capital from Saturday, is special. "As many as 224 films from 60 countries will feature in the festival. The event is really important from the of art and culture perspective. For the first time, owing to Covid-19, this year's edition is being organised in a hybrid format. So, people will also be able to watch it online," he explained.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Rare Bonsai plant stolen from ex-DGP's house in Hyderabad recovered
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Hyderabad police on Friday recovered a rare bonsai plant stolen from residence of former Andhra Pradesh police chief V. Appa Rao and arrested a person.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM writes to Modi on free Covid-19 vaccine for poor
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as he prepared to kickstart the process of vaccination of 1.74 lakh health workers, with 40,000 to be covered every day over the next five days in the first phase, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking free vaccine delivery to the poor population of the state.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gram panchayat polls litmus test for Thackeray govt's performance
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A mini-general election at the grassroots level was completed without major incidents in 14,234 Gram Panchayats across 34 of Maharashtra's 36 districts (except Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban districts) for 125,709 seats, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Swara Bhasker: Picking roles that span across genres important to me
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says picking roles that span across genres has always been important to her.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
PIB slams NDTV for 'erroneous' reporting on paddy procurement
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Friday slammed the NDTV news channel for erroneous and malafide news reporting regarding procurement of rice and demanded it retract the news whose sole purpose seemed to be that of spreading misinformation.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media
South Africa name 21-member squad for Pakistan tour
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) named a 21-member squad for the tour of Pakistan where they will play two Tests and three T20Is beginning January 26. The squad will leave for Karachi late on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ridhima makes winning start to 2021 WPGT
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Ridhima Dilawari carded a third straight under par round to complete a start-to-finish win in the first leg of the 2021 Women's Pro Golf Tour (WPGT) at the Prestige Golfshire in Bengaluru. Ridhima added a one-under 71 to the cards of 71-67 she had earlier and finished the week with a total of seven-under 209, giving her a comfortable five-short win over Pranavi Urs (70).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Golf
Karnataka readies to vaccinate Covid warriors
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) All arrangements have been made to begin vaccinating 16-lakh Covid warriors at 243 centres across Karnataka from Saturday, said state Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Shilpa Shetty offers fans a glimpse of her hydroponic farm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty on Friday gave a sneak peek of her hydroponic or soil-less farm to fans. Shilpa revealed that she has grown vegetables of her salad in just 25 days in the farm, which is her newfound passion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Amid profit booking, valuation concerns, market end deep in red (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian stock market, which has off late been on a bull run, plunged on Friday as traders took to profit booking amid concerns of high valuations.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mrinal Dutt to lead 'Cargo' famed Aarti Kadav's upcoming short film
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Budding actor Mrinal Dutt plays the lead in Aarti Kadav's new short film, 55km/sec. Kadav won wide directing the OTT-released film Cargo last year.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi CA held by CGST officials for passing on fake ITCs
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In the ongoing campaign against fake and bogus invoices and the resultant availment of inadmissible ITC, officers of the Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) Commissionerate, Delhi (East) have detected a case of issue of fake bills of about Rs 79.5 crore.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Odisha set to start Covid-19 vaccinations at 161 sites
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15 (IANS) Odisha is all set to start Covid-19 vaccinations at 161 centres across 30 districts on Saturday, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Cong to focus on quality of seats rather than quantity in Bengal: Sources
New Jan 15 (IANS) The Congress in West Bengal is engaged in seat-sharing talks with the Left Parties for the upcoming polls, while the TMC has appealed to Left and the Congress to join hands with them but the Congress and Left have ignored the call while Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury advised Mamata Banerji to talk to Sonia Gandhi.
2021-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Cracks appearing on drier Gabba pitch, danger for India
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) India could be in for a tough time on the Gabba wicket that is expected to break as the fourth and the final Test against Australia progresses.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Devoleena Bhattacharjee to enter Bigg Boss 14: Reports
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Television actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who was a contestant on Bigg Boss 13, is all set to enter the 14th season of the controversial reality show.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lahiri T-72 in first tournament of 2021
Honolulu (Hawaii), Jan 15 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri carded one-under 69 to end the first day of the Sony Open in Hawaii tied 72nd. Lahiri started his first tournament of the year on the back nine with two birdies on the 12th and 18th holes and one bogey in the 16th at the Waialae Country Club.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Golf
Hemant Ghai case: Repeated pattern on 90 occasions with Rs 100 cr traded value, says SEBI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The investigation by SEBI into the alleged manipulative trading by former CNBC Awaaz anchor Hemant Ghai found that the "repeated pattern carried out on 90 occasions aggregating gross traded value of over Rs 100 crore rules out that it can be due to coincidence."
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Poonacha to meet Dev, Sai to clash with Soha for tennis titles
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Top seed Nikki Poonacha of Telangana will clash with second seed Prajwal Dev of Karnataka for the men's title while Tamil Nadu's seeded second Sai Samhitha Chamarthi will take on host third seed Soha Sadiq of Karnataka in the final of the women's category of the Rs.2 lakh prize money All India Tennis Association Championship.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Maanvi Gagroo on 'Four More Shots Please!' season 3: We owe this one to fans
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Maanvi Gagroo says the cast and crew of the popular web series Four More Shots Please! dedicates the upcoming third season to fans who have showered much love in the previous two seasons.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sweeper, two medical workers to be vaccinated in Delhi CM's presence
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A doctor, nurse and a sweeper will be vaccinated in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during the coronavirus vaccine drive at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital on January 16.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra reports only 94 new corona cases, 232 more recoveries
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh registered only 94 new coronavirus cases, increasing the state's total tally to 8.85 lakh, even as 232 more patients recovered from the virus.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
PM Modi accepts social media picture challenge, tweet goes viral
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday responded to a user's unique challenge on social media platform Twitter and also described the exact source of the picture with the city's name.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nitish loses cool after being asked about rising crime graph in Bihar
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar lost his cool on Friday after he was asked questions about the rising crime graph in Bihar.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sudhir Mishra: Films are judged like political essays
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra feels films these days are judged like political essays, with no regard to the craft of storytelling.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Urvashi Rautela, Mahesh Manjrekar join 'Inspector Avinash' cast
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actors Urvashi Rautela, Mahesh Manjrekar and Rajneesh Duggal have joined the cast of the web series, Inspector Avinash, starring Randeep Hooda in the title role.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shun Pfizer's mRNA Covid vax after Norway deaths: Chinese media
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) In a disturbing news coming ahead of India beginning its mass vaccination drive from Saturday, Chinese publication Global Times on Friday said that health experts in the country have called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of Pfizer's mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine, after at least 23 deaths were reported by the local news outlets post-vaccination.
2021-01-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
5,624 new corona cases in Kerala, positivity rate 8.94%
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 5,624 more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Friday while 4,603 patients recovered from the disease, Health Minister KK Shailaja's office said in a statement here.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Live-in partner held for woman's murder in Gurugram
Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) Sleuths of the Gurugram police have arrested a live-in partner for the murder of a woman whose body was found in her rented accommodation in Basai Enclave on January 10. The duo had been staying together for the last two months.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Forget Telegram, Signal: IS terrorists in India, abroad using much more secure Threema (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid the debate over privacy concerns, several people are switching to Telegram and Signal from WhatsApp. However, terrorists in India and abroad are using a much more advanced secure messaging platform to communicate with their counterparts across the globe without being traced and without leaving any digital footprint, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
With One Nation One Ration Card reform, TN can borrow more
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has become the 11th state in the country to successfully undertake "One Nation One Ration Card system" reform stipulated by the Finance Ministry, and has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs 4,813 crore through Open Market Borrowings.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
MCD employees continue stir, threaten to boycott vaccine duty
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Even after the Delhi government announced to provide Rs 938 crores to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi to pay pending salaries of its employees, MCD employees sitting on indefinite strike for the last one week were yet to call off their protest. Instead, MCD employees on Friday staged a protest against the Delhi government at the Civic Centre to again demand their pending dues.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When Farah Khan had a retro dance with cousin Farhan Akhtar
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan on Friday shared a throwback moment with actor and cousin Farhan Akhtar, where they are seen dancing and flaunting retro hairstyles.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dakar Rally: Benavides secures 2nd consecutive title for Honda
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Jan 15 (IANS) Argentine rider Kevin Benavides won his first Dakar Rally title on Friday, giving Honda back-to-back wins in the prestigious rally raid event in Saudi Arabia. Benavides's team mate Ricky Brabec, who won the title last year, secured second place in the overall standings.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Sports,Motorsports
Sidharrth Sipani: I want to bring more discipline to my work
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Sidharrth Sipani, who is known for his role in the show Zindagi Ki Mehek, says he wants to bring more discipline to his work. Sidharrth is currently working on a short film for the web titled Fariha, co-starring Subuhii Joshii.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Himachal schools to resume teaching from Feb 1, Feb 15
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) With a decline in the number of new coronavirus cases, Himachal schools that follow a summer break pattern will resume classroom teachings from February 1 and those which close in winters will start functioning from February 15.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
4th Test: Spectators call Siraj, Sundar 'bloody grub' at Gabba
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Some spectators at the Gabba on Friday called India bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Washington Sundar "bloody grub" on the first day of the fourth Test against Australia, less than a week after racist abuse allegations directed at the bowler during the third Test in Sydney.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Maha's mini-general polls to test Thackeray's MVA govt
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A mini-general election at the grassroots level was completed without major incidents in 14,234 Gram Panchayats across 34 of Maharashtra's 36 districts (except Mumbai and Mumbai Suburban districts), officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tough road ahead for Chinese Covid vaccine after fall in efficacy rate
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Countries around the world are becoming increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine, the efficacy rate of which has reportedly fallen dramatically over the past few days. A latest study in Brazil, a country where the largest trial of the Chinese vaccine is being carried out, has revealed that the efficacy rate of the CoronaVac vaccine is just over 50 per cent, a massive fall from the 78 per cent initially projected.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hyderabad FC face high-flying Mumbai City (Match Preview 60)
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 15 (IANS) Hyderabad FC recorded dominant wins against Chennaiyin and NorthEast United in their last two matches but now face the daunting prospect of facing the high- flying Mumbai City FC at the GMC Stadium on Saturday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
I-T Dept conducts searches in Kolkata
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Income Tax Department carried out search and survey operations on January 13 on persons and entities engaged in the business of hotels, real estate, automobiles, financing and wholesale trade in fruits etc. at Kolkata.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre may intimate qualified bidders for Air India by Jan 30
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Centre is likely to intimate the qualified bidders for national carrier Air India by the end of the month, as the evaluation of the expressions of interest (EoI) is still underway, official sources said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
CBI books 2 firms for cheating banks of Rs 340 cr, raids 6 places
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CBI said on Friday that it had registered cases against two companies based in NCR as well as Karnal in Haryana on the charge of cheating banks of more than Rs 340 crore and carried out searches at six locations.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Yash Tonk: Feels great to be back shooting for TV show again
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Yash Tonk is back to facing the camera after a break for a TV show, and he says he is enjoying the experience.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Driest' Gabba wicket showing cracks, danger ahead for India
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) India could be in for a tough time on the Gabba wicket that is expected to break as the fourth and the final Test against Australia progresses.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Lack of managers keeps India's businesses small: Study
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Most firms in India and other developing countries are family owned and often shun outside managers and that is why even successful businesses fail to grow in such countries, a new study suggests.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
I-League: Real Kashmir beat Chennai City 2-0
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Goals from Dipanda Dicka and Lalrindika Ralte helped Real Kashmir beat Chennai City 2-0 in the I-League at the Mohun Bagan Ground on Friday. Chennai dominated possession throughout the game but were unable to break through the Kashmir defence.
2021-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
DIVINE: 'Jungle mantra' reflect the tale of rebellion
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Rapper DIVINE says he felt a personal connection with his latest track, Jungle mantra, which reflects rebellion and opportunity. The track is part of the soundtrack of the upcoming film The White Tiger, and DIVINE recorded the song with American rappers Vince Staples and Pusha T.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vineet Kumar Singh learnt pottery for 'Aadhaar'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Vineet Kumar Singh says he learnt pottery for his upcoming film Aadhaar, adding that he has now become a pro at the art of making pots.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Akull: 'I love creating songs that are relatable'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer-composer Akull has unveiled a new track titled Faraar. He says he loves to create songs that are relatable, and have unique and fresh flavours of music.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aniruddh Dave set to welcome his 'bundle of joy'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Aniruddh Dave is all set to welcome his first child with wife Shubhi Ahuja. He says it is time for him to put on his real-life hero hat.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Andhra pastor arrested for 7-year-old derogatory video
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials have arrested a pastor, Praveen Chakravarthy, for allegedly featuring in a 7-year-old video in which he declared that he had kicked tree Gods and stone Gods.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 22 bn records exposed in data breaches in 2020: Report
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Over 22 billion records were exposed worldwide amid 730 publicly disclosed data breaches in 2020, a new report revealed on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Amit Sadh 'salutes brave soldiers' on Army Day
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who plays Kargil war hero Major Deependra Singh Sengar in an upcoming web series Jeet Ki Zid, offered his best wishes to the brave officers of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India all set for world's largest vaccination drive (Curtain-raiser)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Almost a year after reporting the first case of deadly coronavirus, which has claimed over 1.5 lakh lives in India till now, the country is set to witness a historic moment on Saturday with the commencement of the eagerly-awaited vaccination drive against the dreaded disease.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
50 days after abduction, police recover trader's body in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 15 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday recovered the body of a trader 50 days after he was kidnapped at gunpoint by terrorists from the northern part of the state, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Move over Maharashtra, Maratha politics is Goa's flavour of the season
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Maratha, a word synonymous with Maharashtra politics, is increasingly gaining currency in Goa's political battleground against the backdrop of an ongoing sparring match between two Maratha leaders: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Akshay Kumar celebrates Army Day playing volleyball with jawans
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood supertar Akshay Kumar celebrated Army Day on Friday by playing a game of volleyball with jawans.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Recall proposed changes to law on tobacco products: Retailers
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Retailers from Punjab and Haryana selling tobacco and related products on Friday staged a protest in Panchkula near Chandigarh, demanding the recall of the proposed amendments to the law on cigarettes and other tobacco products as they threaten to further hit the livelihoods of 'petty traders'.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Maoist carrying Rs 15-lakh reward surrenders in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Jan 15 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla carrying Rs 15 lakh reward on his head surrendered to the police in Chatra district in Jharkhand on Friday, officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Xiaomi may bring 80W wireless charging to the Mi 11 Pro
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Xiaomi is planning to launch the Pro version of its recently announced flagship smartphone Mi 11 with a new report which has claimed that the device would have a 80W fast charging support.
2021-01-15
Category: International, China,Technology
Triple Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro to get IFFI Lifetime Achievement Award
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Triple Oscar winner Italian cinematographer Vittorio Storaro will be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Joe Root scores big ton, helps England gain sizeable lead over SL
Galle, Jan 15 (IANS) England captain Joe Root scored an unbeaten 168 as his team ended the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at 320 for four. The visitors are 185 runs ahead of Sri Lanka. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was at the crease on seven with Root.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
VAIO launches two new laptops in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Japan-based laptop brand VAIO, that once wooed Indian consumers with its sleek design, on Friday unveiled two new laptops in the country. The new laptops -- E15 and SE14 -- priced at Rs 66,990 and Rs 84,690, respectively would be available on Flipkart from January end.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
President Kovind donates Rs 5 lakh for Ram Temple construction
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has given the first donation for the construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. He donated Rs 5,00,100 to a joint delegation of office bearers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Ram Mandir Trust at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Tamil Maanila Congress leader Gnanadesikan passes away
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Senior Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) leader and former Member of Parliament B.S. Gnanadesikan died at a private hospital here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Railways kept Khadi going with Rs 49-cr order during lockdown
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as the coronavirus pandemic halted most of the mail, express and passenger trains from operating across the country, the Indian Railways kept on providing fuel to the Khadi artisans by placing a purchase order worth Rs 49 crore with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Wild buffalo shot dead after it killed two people in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) A wild buffalo was shot dead by security personnel after it killed two people and injured two others in Biswanath district in northern Assam bordering Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Two staff members in England's hotel in Galle test Covid positive
Galle (Sri Lanka), Jan 15 (IANS) Two staff members at the hotel in Galle where members of the England cricket squad are residing during their tour of Sri Lanka have reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pune land deal: ED grills NCP's Khadse for 7 hours
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned Nationalist Congress Party leader Eknath Khadse for nearly 7 hours in connection with a Pune MIDC land deal case, official sources said here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stalemate over farm laws continues, next meeting on Jan 19
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ninth round of talks between the government and the agitating farmers ended inconclusively on Friday. The next round of meeting has been scheduled for January 19.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'What killed Maradona?' shows the flipside of life of a football god
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Diego Maradona's death on November 2, 2020 was followed by a flood of tributes from around the world and all walks of life. His death had been attributed to a heart attack but it wasn't this alone that caused arguably the greatest footballer of all time to die at the age of 60.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Mumbai businessman nabbed for Rs 31 cr GST fraud
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) In another crackdown, Maharashtra Goods and Services Tax (GST) sleuths arrested a businessmen in connection with an alleged Rs 31 crore GST fraud, a statement said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala FM presents Budget, aims to generate 8 lakh jobs (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the state's Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, promising to generate eight lakh employment opportunities in the state.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Martyrs' tales to be digitalised in UP
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) The stories of the martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the country's independence, will now be accessible from any corner of the world at one click.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
SC to take up pleas connected to farm laws on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday the pleas challenging the three farm laws and also the pleas seeking the removal of farmers camping at various Delhi borders.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chinese health experts call to shun Pfizer's mRNA-based Covid vaccine
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid the news of deaths of 23 elderly Norwegian people who received Pfizer's mRNA-based Covid-19 vaccine, Chinese health experts have called on Norway and other countries to suspend the use of it, especially among elderly people due to the vaccines' safety uncertainties.
2021-01-15
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal approves Covishield vaccine for emergency use
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of signing a major Covid vaccine deal with India, probably on Friday, Nepal's Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has given permission for the emergency use of India-made coronavirus vaccine Covishield in the country.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Kerala FM creates history for marathon Budget speech
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday created history by delivering a marathon speech spanning 3 hours and 17 minutes while presenting the state Budget in the Assembly.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mobile numbers of WhatsApp on Web users found on Google Search
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) As WhatsApp faces intense scrutiny over its upcoming data and privacy policy in India and elsewhere, another user data violation has been reported, this time on the WhatsApp on Desktop (Web) application, allegedly exposing personal mobile numbers via indexing on Google Search.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Esha Gupta flaunts perfect hourglass figure in new post
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Esha Gupta on Friday shared a stunning picture flaunting perfect curves in a post she has shared on social media.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Talks underway: Farmers feast on 'langar' delicacies
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ninth round of talks between protesting farmer organisations and Union ministers to end the deadlock on agriculture laws are underway at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi. Meanwhile, when it was time for lunch, a 'langar' was sent by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee for the farmer leaders.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rishi Kapoor's last film 'Sharmaji Namkeen' to release on his b'day: Reports
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Late actor Rishi Kapoor's last film, Sharmaji Namkeen, is being readied for a big screen release on his birth anniversary on September 4. The shoot of the film is still pending, and actor Paresh Rawal has agreed to complete Kapoor's incomplete portions.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
4th Test: Siraj again subjected to unruly crowd behaviour at Gabba
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Siraj on Friday once again found himself at the receiving end of rude behaviour from spectators as he was repeatedly labelled a "grub" by a group on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between Australia and India at the Gabba.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
13 killed in K'taka road mishap, PM condoles deaths (Ld)
Dharwad (Karnataka), Jan 15 (IANS) In a major road mishap, at least 13 people, including 11 women, were killed and six others were critically injured when a tempo traveller collided with a truck near Itigatti village in Karnataka's Dharwad district on Friday morning.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Konkona gives the saree a stylish twist
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sensharma has given a quirky yet stylish twist to draping a saree in her new post on social media.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Jacqueline Fernandez can make 'filter coffee'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernanadez counts making filter coffee among her many talents, going by her social media post on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Farmers not happy with SC panel but will continue talks: Tikait
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Representatives of farmers told the Centre on Friday that the four-member committee formed by the Supreme Court to redress their grievances on new farm laws was "not acceptable" to them though they will continue to hold parleys.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jamie Lever to host a digital show
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Standup comedian Jamie Lever has been roped in to host a digital interactive quiz show.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Big B: People nowadays advise me to keep my mouth shut
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan on Friday revealed that people often advise him to put a lock on his mouth! Big B's revelation came while he was interacting with a fan on Twitter.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mobile carriers eye more 5G users with Samsung Galaxy S21
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) South Korean mobile carriers are seeking to boost their growing user base on the latest 5G network with the launch of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Chris Evans remains evasive about his return as Captain America
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Evans has dismissed reports claiming that he is returning to Marvel Cinematic Universe as Captain America.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
AI chatbot creator to discard data, algorithms
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) The South Korean developer of a controversial female chatbot said on Friday that it will discard all data and learning algorithms used in training the artificial intelligence (AI) platform amid mounting criticism over its data collection process and hate speech.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Madhavan gets new look for new project
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan has shared a glimpse on working towards a new look for his next project.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Liam Neeson ready to retire from action films
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Liam Neeson says he will retire from action movies after this year.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
National capital all geared up for vaccination drive
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A day ahead of the commencement of the world's biggest immunization exercise, the national capital has completed all the preparations to innoculate its priority groups, with healthcare workers, who will be the first to receive the silver bullet, clearly excited.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Tandav: Let down by weak script (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Tandav (series on Amazon Prime); Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Sunil Grover, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Gauahar Khan, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Shonali Nagrani, Anup Sonii, Neha Hinge, Sandhya Mridul, Amyra Dastur; Created by: Ali Abbas Zafar; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress leaders in Haryana detained ahead of protest
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Leaders of the Congress in Haryana, including Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda, were taken in preventive custody here on Friday ahead of their march towards the Raj Bhawan in protest against the new farm laws.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National
Rahul, Priyanka join Cong protest against farm laws in Delhi (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday joined a protest march here to show solidarity with the protesting farmers, and walked towards Raj Niwas which houses the residence and office of Delhi's Lt. Governor.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moj surpasses 100mn downloads on Google Play Store
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Domestic short video platform Moj on Friday announced that it has surpassed the 100 million download landmark on Google Play Store.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Governments can come and go but cultural nationalism is here to stay (Opinion)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) On Friday, when President Ramnath Kovind donated Rs 5 lakh in personal capacity for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya to the trust, life came a full circle for the Indian Republic. In 1951, when deputy Prime Minister Sardar Patel wanted the Somnath temple to be renovated by the Congress, it was opposed tooth and nail by Pandit Nehru, who wanted the new state to be at arm's length from the renovation of the Somnath temple in Gujarat.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
RailTel proposes broadband, WiFi services in remote areas
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) RailTel, which has provided fibre optic connectivity at over 5,900 stations across the country and mostly in rural areas, is now planning to provide broadband and WiFi facilities in remote villages, sources said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Technology
Indonesian authorities extend search for plane crash victims
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has extended the search for victims of last week's Sriwijaya Air plane crash as well as the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and other materials for another three days, a top official said here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Offensive drones now part of Indian Army's autonomous weapon systems
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) From artificial intelligence to autonomous weapon systems to quantum block chains and now robotics, the Indian Army is now into offensive technology.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Saudi-led coalition intercepts 3 bomb-laden drones
Riyadh, Jan 15 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced on Friday the interception of three bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi militia towards the Kingdom.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
40 AAP MLAs to tour UP as part of poll strategy
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators will now tour Uttar Pradesh to popularise the Delhi model of development, ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CAIT seeks technical audit of WhatsApp, Facebookn Instagram
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In continuation of its tirade against WhatsApp for its new privacy policy, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Friday sent another communication to Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stating that the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had recently issued some media advertisements trying to hold its privacy policy justified which is nothing but a hogwash.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pakistan International Airlines plane seized in Malaysia
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Malaysian authorities on Friday seized a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at the Kuala Lumpur Airport over the non-payment of aircraft lease dues, a media report said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak schools to reopen from Jan 18
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Pakistan Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Friday confirmed that grades 9-12 will resume from January 18 as planned, while primary classes will reopen nationwide from February 1.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Pakistan,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Air India commences non-stop Hyderabad-Chicago flights
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Air India's first non-stop flight on the Hyderabad-Chicago route arrived from the US city at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on Friday. A few hours later, the first flight from the city to Chicago departed.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Six Indians in top-10 of BWF world junior rankings
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Varun Kapur and Samiya Imad Farooqui, along with four other Indians, have attained top-10 spots in the recently announced junior world rankings by Badminton World Federation (BWF).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Andhra BJP leaders call on people to donate money for Ram temple
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) Heralding a donations drive for the Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya, Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Somu Veerraju donated Rs 50,000.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Man asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) A man who had his face painted blue and red and donned a fur hat with horns while storming the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, has asked outgoing President Donald Trump to pardon him.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,International
Discrimination ups anxiety risk regardless of genetics
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Regardless of genetic risks, exposure to discrimination in life plays a significant role in developing anxiety and related disorders, suggests a new study.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Biden highlights growing economic divide in US
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has highlighted a growing economic divide between those few people "at the very top" and the rest of America, calling on further relief to provide financial assistance to those who need it the most.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
TWS drives 2020 growth, smartwatches to hit 100 mn mark in 2021
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The annual true wireless stereo (TWS) shipments were expected to grow 83 per cent to 238 million units in 2020, according to a new report, adding that smartwatches will weather the subdued overall wearables market spending to increase 2 per cent to tip the 100-million mark in 2021.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Bowling a lot with red ball at nets prepared me for the Test: Sundar
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) India's two debutants in the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba are both teammates in the Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team but have played very little first class cricket.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
LA County sees nearly 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in a week
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Los Angeles County, the most populous in the US, recorded nearly 2,000 Covid-19 deaths in one week as the virus is "running rampant", local health officials said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Apple India Store announces Rs 5,000 cashback offer, no-cost EMI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Apple Store India, the company's online shop on Friday announced a new cashback and no-cost EMI offer.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Opposition bereft of leadership in Bihar: BJP
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) The Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the opposition in the state is bereft of leadership. It had become so insensitive that it does not refrain from indulging in politics even over dead people.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
IIT students develop digital health system for remote areas
Guwahati, Jan 15 (IANS) Two research scholars of IIT Guwahati have submitted an idea of a benchtop digital setup integrated with an algorithm to record initial screening parameters like body temperature, pulse rate, eye and tongue analysis of a patient remotely.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Technology
Chinese mainland reports 144 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 144 new Covid-19 cases, of which 135 were locally transmitted and the rest nine arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Around 300-400 Pak terrorists trying to infiltrate across LoC: Indian Army Chief
Jan 15 (IANS) Around 300 to 400 Pakistan-based terrorists are waiting in launchpads across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side, said Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Friday, adding that forces at forward locations are keeping an eye on their activities.
2021-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
35 killed in massive Indonesia earthquake
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
17 killed in road accidents on expressway near Gurugram in 2020
Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) Road accidents are still rising on the Western Peripheral Expressway or the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway which was made operational in 2019. According to traffic police data, 17 persons were killed and 10 seriously injured in 2020. The KMP was built for smooth traffic movement and curbing traffic congestion on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (NH-48).
2021-01-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sensex plunges 700 points, gives up 49,000 mark (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian equity indices witnessed a slump on Friday afternoon with the BSE Sensex losing over 700 points.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Army spent Rs 18,000 cr to add firepower, logistics: COAS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid active border disputes with both China and Pakistan, the Indian Army spent Rs 18,000 crore last year to add to its firepower and provide logistics to its men, including emergency purchases worth Rs 5,000 crore, COAS General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Leopard 'plays' with motorists in Himachal, raises concern
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Videos of a well-built leopard 'playing' with motorists in Himachal Pradesh's Tirthan Valley located in interiors of Kullu district has raised concern among wildlife experts.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Chinese FM flags railway project with Myanmar, but oppn remains strong
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has begun a four-nation trip to Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines in a bid to strengthen relations with Southeast Asian nations. The visit is to not just rekindle waning interest among nations for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects but also improve regional relations before the new American government comes to power.
2021-01-15
Category: International, India,Politics
MEA initiates 'Diplomacy Unplugged' with FICCI, spotlights human-centric globalisation
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has initiated 'Diplomacy Unplugged, a dialogue series in collaboration with FICCI and embassies of partnering nations to promote interactions between foreign embassies and Indian business leaders.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
11 killed in K'taka road mishap, PM condoles deaths
Dharwad, Jan 15 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and six injured when a minibus collided with a truck near Itigatti village here in Karnataka on Friday morning.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Experts raise doubts on data behind China growth story
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Even as China featured among the few countries that managed to post a healthy growth in 2020 notwithstanding the severe economic and health impact of the coronavirus pandemic, several economists have questioned the veracity of the data. While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected a 7.9 per cent growth for China in 2021, it said that the dragon must allow its overburdened lenders to be liquidated for economic growth to be sustained in the medium term, the Nikkei Asia reported.
2021-01-15
Category: International, India,Politics
Rahul, Priyanka join Cong march to Raj Niwas on farm laws
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday joined a protest march here to show solidarity towards the protesting farmers, and walked towards the Raj Niwas which houses the residence and office of Delhi Lt. Governor.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Snesarev appointed coach of Indian athletics team till September
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The sports ministry has approved the appointment of Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev as the middle and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Peshawar to Pennsylvania, Pakistan targets minority Ahmadiyya community
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a move being described as "a new frontier" in persecution of Ahmadi Muslims, Pakistan has demanded that two Ahmadi citizens of the US remove the American Ahmadi community's website, alleging it violates Pakistan's blasphemy and new cybercrime laws. Amjad Mahmood Khan and Harris Zafar, two prominent leaders of the American Ahmadiyya Muslim community, have been told by the Pakistani authorities that failure to remove the website TrueIslam.com would result in fines of up to $3.14 million or criminal sanctions, including possible 10-year-prison sentences.
2021-01-15
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Divyanka Tripathi, Vivek Dahiya celebrate engagement anniversary
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Television stars Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya and Vivek Dahiya are celebrating their engagement anniversary. Divyanka posted a picture along with her husband Vivek on Instagram on Friday to mark the occasion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Selena Gomez begins 2021 with new Spanish single
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has unveiled her Spanish single titled De Una Vez. She says this is the beginning of something she has wanted to explore for long.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden unveils $1.9tn relief proposal
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, which includes another round of direct payments to individuals, aid for state and local governments, increased unemployment benefits, as well as more funding for testing and vaccine distribution.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,International
Sonu Sood: 'Prithviraj' makers eyeing 2021 release
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, who will next be seen in the Akshay Kumar-starrer historical drama Prithviraj, says he has completed shooting his portions for the film and adds that the makers are eyeing a suitable date in 2021 to release the film, once the situation gets normal and the audience returns to theatres.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sankissa to be included in Buddhist circuit in UP
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) The Sankissa village in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district, one of the most ancient Buddhist sites in the world, will soon be developed as a centre for Buddhist pilgrimage.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Netflix testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro, AirPods Max: Report
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Netflix is reportedly testing support for spatial audio for users of AirPods Max and AirPods Pro.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kohli best batsman in white-ball cricket: Udana
Abu Dhabi, Jan 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan medium-fast bowler Isuru Udana believes India skipper Virat Kohli is the best batsman in white-ball cricket at the moment.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Rising Chinese demand brings good fortune for Indian steel sector
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Strong demand and prices for steel in China should provide a cushion to regional and Indian steel prices already at lifetime high levels, Motilal Oswal Institutional Equities said in a report on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Emraan Hashmi is back to the 'magical dark rooms called theatres'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi is back to the theatres amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The actor shared an Instagram photograph on Friday where he can be seen watching a film in a theatre.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Forget Telegram, Signal, IS terrorists in India, abroad using much secure Threema
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Amid the debate over privacy concerns, several people are switching to Telgram and Signal from WhatsApp, but the terrorists in India and abroad are using a much more advanced secure messaging platform to communicate with their counterparts across the globe without being traced and without leaving any digital footprint, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe has revealed.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
Emotional neglect, abuse may up risky sexual behaviour in girls
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Girls who are emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused early in their lives report riskier sexual behaviour during adolescence, a new study suggests.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,National
Ben Affleck recalls people being 'mean' to ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez
Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck has recalled how negative people were towards actress and singer Jennifer Lopez during their relationship that ended in 2004.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Nitish inaugurates six-laned Digha road
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the six-laned road between R-block and Digha, built at a cost of Rs 379.75 crore.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Bihar,National
Pankaj Tripathi celebrates 3 million Instagram followers
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Pankaj Tripathi is celebrating three million followers on his verified Instagram account. The actor shared a video to express his gratitude to fans for connecting with him on the social media platform.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Indian girl in Dubai helps recycle e-waste
Dubai, Jan 15 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl based in Dubai has launched a campaign via which she has helped collect more than 25 tonnes of e-waste for recycling in more than four years, a media report said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
9th round of talks between Centre, farmers on in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ninth round of talks between farmer leaders and the Centre on the farmers' two main demands pertaining to three new central farm laws and MSP for crops is on in Delhi, officials said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
Randeep Hooda on challenges of playing a real-life super cop
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda finds portraying a super cop exciting as well as challenging.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
RAI seeks announcement of National Retail Policy in Budget
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Retailers Association of India (RAI) has recommended the government to announce the National Retail policy and allow retailers to register as MSME in the upcoming Union Budget.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chinese aggression is a conspiracy to change status quo: Indian Army Chief
New Dellhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday that Chinese aggression is a "conspiracy to change status quo" and stressed that the sacrifices of those killed in Galwan won't go to waste.
2021-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Amid protests, CM announces relocation of IIT-Goa campus
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) In the face of increasing protests by villagers against the proposed IIT-Goa campus at Melaulim village in North Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday announced the relocation of the project elsewhere in the coastal state.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
ThoughtWorks raise $720 mn, valued at $4.6 bn
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) Global software consultancy provider ThoughtWorks on Friday announced it has raised $720 million at at enterprise value of $4.6 billion.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
New year bodes well for trade, exports up 16.2% in 1st week
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The new year had brought better prospects for country's trade with exports rising 16.2 per cent year-on-year between January 1-7 driven by good performance from engineering goods and petroleum products.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4th Test: India hang on despite Labuschagne ton on Day 1
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Marnus Labuschagne on Friday once again lived a charmed life as he went on to score a brilliant hundred to help Australia have a slight edge over India on Day One of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
83% single Indians comfortable in meeting in-person
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) Virtual dating is the new norm in India, but real-life connections will pick pace post-pandemic, reiterates Bumble's recent nationwide survey. After connecting with people virtually, 83 per cent of single Indians are comfortable to meet up with their connections in-person. The study also reveals that 40 per cent of single Indians will opt for virtual dating in 2021.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dealing with stomach aches
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) Stomach ache or abdominal pain can be cramps, achy, dull, sharp or intermittent. The common causes of stomach ache include constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, lactose intolerance, stress, gas and bloating.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Seven injured in 'Jallikattu' in TN's Madurai
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Seven persons were injured while participating in 'Jallikattu' in Madurai district on Friday, police said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ayurvedic solutions for personal care
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) A new solution-based personal care range, 'Clovia Botaniqa', was launched, especially for mothers. The products are based on Ayurvedic formulation comprising of oils, body butters, face washes, face masks, shampoos, conditioner and serums that offer solutions for problems faced during and post-pregnancy such as hair-fall, tired/dull skin, stretch marks, dryness, acne as well as stress.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
N.Korea holds military parade to celebrate party congress
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) A military parade to commemorate the eighth party congress of North Korea was held at the Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, state media reported on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
UPCC chief, party men detained while marching to Raj Bhawan
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu and several Congress workers were detained on Friday as they attempted to march towards Raj Bhawan to observe 'Kisan Adhikar Diwas'.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Venezuela creates special commission to solve sanctions-induced crisis
Caracas, Jan 15 (IANS) Venezuela's National Assembly established a Special Commission for Dialogue, Peace and National Reconciliation, made up of ruling coalition and opposition legislators, to resolve the economic crisis generated by US-led sanctions.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Venezuela,Politics
3 killed after 6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia
Jakarta, Jan 15 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 24 others injured after a 6.2-magnitude quake jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the National Disaster Management Agency said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Mumbai Police seizes 345 kg marijuana, arrests one accused
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) In another major haul within a week, Mumbai Police seized over 345 kg marijuana or 'ganja' valued at around Rs 52 million, officials said here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Oxford Covid-19 vaccine boss warns Aus against delaying rollout
Canberra, Jan 15 (IANS) A scientist who led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Friday warned Australia against delaying its rollout.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Neha Bhasin: High time women 'rise in love' instead of 'fall in love'
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin drew from her life to create Tu kya jaane, her new song that has been winning her acclaim from fans.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Dubai Shopping Festival 2021 gets bigger, better
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) While Dubai has already made it to our 2021 travel bucket lists, the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is yet another reason to plan an early trip to the City of Endless Possibilities! Prep yourself for the very best mix of incomparable deals, delectable menus, retail therapy and top-notch entertainment. Beckoning travellers from all over the globe; all this and more makes DSF the must-attend festival to kickstart the year! Don't miss out.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Metformin may reduce death risk in Covid patients with diabetes
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Use of the diabetes drug metformin -- before a diagnosis of Covid-19 -- is associated with a threefold decrease in mortality in Covid-19 patients with Type-2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Gopuja held at 2K temples in Andhra, commemorating Kanuma
Amaravati, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 2,679 temples have simultaneously conducted Kamadhenu Gopuja Mahostavam (cow worship, Gopuja) in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Religion
Pakistani intruder shot dead in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the international border in Punjab's Gurdaspur sector, the paramilitary force said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Delhi HC bench recuses hearing plea against WhatsApp's new privacy policy
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) A single judge bench of the Delhi High Court on Friday recused from hearing a petition against the Facebook-owned instant messaging application, WhatsApp's upcoming data and privacy policy, on the grounds that it violates the right to privacy of citizens of India.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Minor gang-raped in Delhi after forced sex change, 2 held
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old boy was forced to undergo a sex change operation and then gang-raped for months in Delhi's Geeta Colony area, officials said on Friday. Two persons have since been arrested in the case.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Author Pankaj Giri on writing contemporary fiction as the 'middle path'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) Sikkim-born author Pankaj Giri, who began his writing career with a book review blog and after several years of honing his writing skills, wrote his debut solo novel 'The Fragile Thread of Hope', says readers are tired of the "bestselling commercial fiction authors who churn out the same ordinary, cliched stuff again and again. Even they want to read original, heartfelt stories about real people with flaws, the complicated relationships between them, their struggles and how they overcome them. They can't find such books in the bestseller lists and thus they turn towards foreign authors instead. But there are good books out there. They just need to somehow reach the readers".
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
France orders stricter curbs
Paris, Jan 15 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced a new series of stricter Covid--19 rules, among them an earlier nationwide curfew, as the pandemic "is under control" but remains "worrying" because of the new rapidly spreading variants.
2021-01-15
Category: International, France,Politics
ISL: East Bengal sign midfielder Ajay Chhetri on loan
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) SC East Bengal on Friday announced the signing of midfielder Ajay Chhetri on loan from Bengaluru FC for the remainder of the 2020-21 Indian Super League season.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Kerala FM presents Budget, focus on education and jobs
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac on Friday presented the sixth Budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government in the Assembly, which focuses on education, jobs and technology.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
US blacklists Xiaomi, company reviewing consequences (2nd Ld)
New Delhi/San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) After the US government blacklisted Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi as a "Communist Chinese military company", the company on Friday said it is reviewing the potential consequences to develop a fuller understanding of its impact on the Group.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Demand for organic, vegan chocolate increasing in India'
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) The artisanal, bean-to-bar chocolate making will further gain feet in India in the coming years. An evolving palate of Indian consumers will help the rise of India-made chocolates and brands that use honest, natural ingredients and practise small-batch handcrafting, says Sheetal Saxena, founder of Colocal, an artisanal chocolate brand.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The politics behind the Kamala Harris 'Vogue' debut
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANSlife) Fashion's top trending topic this week: the Kamala Harris, AmericanVogue cover. It seems everyone has a reason to critique it--even though Vogue's Anna Wintour has explained the magazine's approach to this unusually casual and relaxed cover. There is an endless list of the accusations against the images, especially the print edition cover where the Vice President Elect wears a blazer and Converse sneakers, all pulled from Harris's own wardrobe. These were not chosen by the Vogue Fashion team--something which goes against the norm of a fashion magazine's usual practices.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ex-IAS officer Arvind Sharma nominated to UP Vidhan Parishad
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released the names of four candidates for the biennial Vidhan Parishad elections, the most significant of them being Arvind Sharma, the former IAS officer who had joined the party on Thursday after taking voluntary retirement from service.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
If Centre is adamant, we'll come out in 15 minutes: Tikat
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Ahead of the commencement of the ninth round of talks between farmer leaders and the Centre here on Friday, farmer leader Rakesh Tikat warned that they would walk out of the meeting in case the government remained stuck on its earlier position on the three farm laws.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
DNA test can identify pneumonia in patients with severe Covid
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Researchers have developed a DNA test to quickly identify secondary infections in Covid-19 patients, who have double the risk of developing pneumonia while on ventilation.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Italian PM to address parliament after losing coalition ally
Rome, Jan 15 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told President Sergio Mattarella that he will address Parliament rather than offering his resignation after one of his coalition allies withdrew its support, according to an official statement.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Shripad Naik on recovery path: CM
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was injured in a road mishap earlier this week, is on the path to recovery and may be shifted out of the CCU after some days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maruti Suzuki launches online financing platform
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India on Friday announced the launch of its online financing platform -- Smart Finance, for Maruti Suzuki ARENA customers across more than 30 cities.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
4th Test: Saini taken for scans after groin injury
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Right-arm India pacer Navdeep Saini was on Friday taken for scans after he complained of pain in his groin on the opening day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has informed.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bhopal hospital guard says 'excited' to get vaccinated first
Bhopal, Jan 15 (IANS) A security guard posted at JP Hospital here said on Friday that he is 'excited' to be the first person to get a shot of coronavirus vaccine when the drive kicks off on Sunday in the Madhya Pradesh capital.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
itel Vision 1 PRO with HD+ waterdrop display, premium looks launched at Rs 6,599
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) After witnessing massive success and acceptance with Vision 1 ? its first HD Waterdrop display smartphone in February last year ? itel on Friday announced the launch of yet another innovative and next-gen smartphone christened as "Vision 1 PRO".
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
OTT off to entertaining start in a week of festivals
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) From the entry of Kajol in digital space to Marvel studios launching their new phase, the streaming space is buzzing with new beginnings in the first festive weekend of the year, 2021. The line-up only reflects what one can expect later in the year, which is yet again expected to be a big one for the OTT players.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre, farmer unions to hold 9th round of talks on Friday
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Centre will hold the ninth round of talks on Friday as part of attempts to end the farmers' agitation, who have been camping at the Delhi borders for around 51 days now, demanding scrapping of the three farm laws to liberalise the sector.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Foreign experts behind Aden airport attack: Yemen govt
Aden, Jan 15 (IANS) Yemen's Interior Ministry has said that "foreign experts" supported the Houthi rebels in firing ballistic missiles at Aden's airport last month that killed 27 people.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
B-Towners support Adnan Sami as he shuts up troll on Lata Mangeshkar
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities stood up in support of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar after Adnan Sami reacted to a troll who raised a question on the quality of her voice.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Biden's Sunday inauguration rehearsal postponed: Report
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration rehearsal which was to take place on Sunday has been postponed due to security concerns, according to a news report.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,International
4th Test: Ind XI has 290-match less combined experience than Aus XI
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) India on Friday fielded a relatively inexperienced playing XI, particularly in the bowling department, for the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Samsung opens pre-booking for Galaxy Buds Pro in India
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung on Friday announced that pre-bookings for Galaxy Buds Pro has begun and people can buy it for Rs 15,990 in India.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NCP leader Eknath Khadse grilled by ED in land deal case
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)leader Eknath Khadse went to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a Pune MIDC land deal case, official sources said here on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
A priceless collection of 200 years of Indians writing prose and poetry in English (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Its an anthology that took 10 years to compile but thats not surprising given that it takes in 200 years of Indians writing prose and poetry in English ? and what emerges is a priceless collection of something that has never been attempted before.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Petrol, diesel price rise pause after consecutive days of increase
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remain unchanged on Friday after oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode opting to wait and watch the global oil market before taking the next course of action.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Spotify's smart car assistant gets new design, bigger screen
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Swedish music streaming platform Spotify is working on a voice-controlled smart assistant for cars called 'Car Thing and now, a new report has claimed that the product will come with a totally new design as well as a bigger screen.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian-origin man kills daughter, mother-in-law, commits suicide in US
New York, Jan 15 (IANS) An Indian-origin man has killed his daughter and mother-in-law after which he committed suicide in a New York state village, according to media reports quoting police.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
3 killed in Delhi scrap shop fire
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Three people were killed in a fire that broke out at a scrap shop in Delhi's Kirti Nagar area, officials confirmed on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Floyd Reifer appointed West Indies U19 head coach
St John's(Antigua), Jan 15 (IANS) Floyd Reifer was on Friday named as the new head coach of the West Indies Under-19 team. Reifer, who played six Tests, eight ODIs and one T20I for West Indies, will lead the development of the squad as they prepare for the U19 Cricket World Cup to be played in the Caribbean in early 2022.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
India records 15,590 new Covid-19 cases, 191 deaths
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) With 15,590 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Friday continued with its streak of low single-day cases, increasing the overall tally to 1,05,27,683, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US hampering chances for dialogue between Iran, Gulf states: Russian FM
Moscow, Jan 15 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US is doing all it can to hamper any chance for dialogue between Iran and the Persian Gulf countries.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Portuguese President says indebtedness 'inevitable'
Lisbon, Jan 15 (IANS) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said here that an increase in his country's indebtedness was "inevitable" as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures to reactivate the economy.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
New Covid-19 strains threat to Africa's public health system: WHO
Nairobi, Jan 15 (IANS) The new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic and pose a threat to the continent's public health system, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Kenya,Health/Medicine
Population growth in Canada's large urban regions slows
Ottawa, Jan 15 (IANS) The population growth in Canada slowed to 1.3 per cent in large urban regions between July 2019 and July 2020, compared with 1.7 per cent of the same period of a year earlier, according to Statistics Canada.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Canada,International
Southern Storm: Top stars woo back fans to theatres in Sankranth week
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) While Bollywood is still wary about releasing biggies in the theatres, top stars in South India have seized the ongoing festive weekend to release a few much-hyped films in the key markets of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Initial response says the response at the box office has been fantastic.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amazon Ring's Neighbors app leaked users' data: Report
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Amazon-owned home security subsidiary Ring, a new bug in its Neighbors app has exposed precise locations and home addresses of users who used the app.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bulgaria to hold parliamentary polls on April 4
Sofia, Jan 15 (IANS) Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has signed a decree here, scheduling the country's parliamentary elections for April 4.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
Kashmir reels under harshest winter in decades
Srinagar, Jan 15 (IANS) Extreme cold accompanied with chilly winds from snow clad maintains have forced people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh not to venture out in the morning on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Telangana's Covid recoveries cross 2.85 lakh mark
Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Covid-19 recoveries in Telangana crossed 2.85 lakh mark on Friday as the state continues to see more recoveries than new cases.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Scottish seafood businesses only have weeks to survive due to EU export delays'
Edinburgh, Jan 15 (IANS) Scottish seafood companies only have "weeks" to survive without action to ease European Union (EU) export delays, an industry leader has warned.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Xiaomi stock down 10% after US blacklists smartphone maker (Ld)
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) After Huawei and ZTE, the US government has now taken on the Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi, blacklisting it as a "Communist Chinese military company". Xiaomis stock nosedived more than 10 per cent in early Friday trading after the news broke.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
UN relief agency contacts Biden office for resuming funds
Gaza, Jan 15 (IANS) The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has contacted US President-elect Joe Biden's office on resuming American financial support to the Palestinian refugees, a top official said here.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Saini injures groin, currently being monitored by BCCI medical team
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Right-arm India pacer Navdeep Saini is currently being monitored by the BCCI medical team after he complained of pain in his groin on the opening day of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba, the Board of Control for Cricket in India informed on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
UP Governor, Yogi wish Mayawati on her birthday
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have wished Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on her 65th birthday.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
KGMU to start genome sequencing for new Covid strain
Lucknow, Jan 15 (IANS) The King George Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow is starting genome sequencing for a new strain of the novel coronavirus on a larger scale.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Microsoft increases OneDrive file size limit to 250GB
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Microsoft has raised the file size limit of its OneDrive file storage platform to 250GB, up from the previous 100GB limit, for all Microsoft 365 customers.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cisco reaches deal to acquire Acacia for $4.5 billion
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Networking giant Cisco has agreed to acquire Acacia for $115 per share in cash, or approximately $4.5 billion.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Sensex loses over 200 points; banking, IT stocks fall
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Friday morning, with the BSE Sensex losing over 200 points.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
5 countries account for 69% of Africa's total Covid-19 cases
Addis Ababa, Jan 15 (IANS) The Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has revealed that five countries account for about 69 per cent of confirmed coronavirus cases in the continent amid an uneven impact of the pandemic.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
4th Test: Labuschagne's 73* pushes Australia to 153/3 at Tea
Brisbane, Jan 15 (IANS) Marnus Labuschagne scored yet another half century in the ongoing Test series as he helped Australia reach 153/3 at the end of the second session on Day One of the fourth and final Test against India at The Gabba.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Facebook sues 2 developers for scraping users' data
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) Facebook has sued two developers in Portugal for scraping user-profiles and other data from its website.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Iran fires torpedoes from homemade submarine for 1st time
Tehran, Jan 15 (IANS) The Iranian naval force fired torpedoes from the home-made Fateh(Conqueror)-class submarine, as well as cruise missiles from the seashore and vessels on the second day of a large-scale drill in the country's southern waters.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
UK bans arrivals from South American countries, Portugal
London, Jan 15 (IANS) The UK government has announced its decision to ban arrivals from more than a dozen South American countries, and as well as Portugal starting from Friday, after the detection of a new coronavirus variant.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
IBM acquires Taos to boost its Hybrid Cloud capabilities
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) IBM has acquired Taos, a leading Cloud professional and managed services provider, for an undisclosed sum as it boost its Hybrid Cloud capabilities.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'American Gods' more relevant today: Series creator Neil Gaiman
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) American Gods creator Neil Gaiman feels the world of his story is reflected in present realities, and says he was amazed when diverse casting of the show troubled many people, adding that it is something he wished was not true.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi govt diverts Covaxin to 6 Centre-run hospitals
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi government has rationed the tranche of two Covid-19 vaccines it has stocked in 81 hospitals finalised for the launch of a massive immunization drive against the novel coronavirus in the national capital.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National
WI's Hayden Walsh Jr. tests positive for Covid-19 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 15 (IANS) West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19 and has subsequently been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series in Bangladesh, beginning January 20.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Google completes Fitbit acquisition, promises data privacy
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) After facing initial scrutiny over user data privacy, wearable maker Fitbit has finally become part of Google which bought it for $2.1 billion in November 2019.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
US blacklists Xiaomi as 'Communist Chinese military company'
San Francisco, Jan 15 (IANS) After Huawei and ZTE, the US government has now taken on the Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi, blacklisting it as a "Communist Chinese military company".
2021-01-15
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US claims Austria, Spain, UK digital taxes discriminate
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The US Trade Representative (USTR)'s Office has claimed that digital service taxes (DSTs) adopted by Austria, Spain and the UK discriminate against American companies and are inconsistent with the prevailing principles of international taxation.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
Reinaldo Rueda appointed head coach of Colombia
Bogota, Jan 15 (IANS) Reinaldo Rueda has been appointed as the head coach of Colombia's national team for a second time, just a day after leaving his post as Chile manager.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Colombia,Sports,Football
2020 warmest year on record, hotter years to come: NASA
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The US space agency has revealed that the Covid-hit 2020 was also the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
US weekly unemployment claims soar to nearly 1 mn
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US soared to 965,000 last week, indicating severe disruption to the labor market recovery by Covid-19 spikes, according to the government.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United States,Politics
BFI calls for AGM to hold elections on Feb 3
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Boxing Federation of India (BFI) secretary general Jay Kowli has set the ball rolling to hold the much-delayed BFI elections on February 3, by sending out a notice calling for an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to all state units.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
London zookeepers turn to storytelling
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Keepers at the London Zoo and the Whipsnade Zoo have launched a series of virtual bedtime stories to help keep young fans in touch with their favourite animals during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
2021-01-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Environment/Wildlife
Five sodomy cases against former BJP leader in UP
Jhansi (UP), Jan 15 (IANS) Three more cases of sodomy against a former BJP city vice-president have come to light, a day after he was arrested and sent to jail.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Samsung unveils new flagship S21 smartphones with BTS
Seoul, Jan 15 (IANS) Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S21 series smartphones, featuring trendy K-pop acts such as megastar BTS and eccentric alternative group Leenalchi, in an online event that drew in a total of 57 million viewers globally.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Missing Etawah girls traced in Mumbai
Etawah, Jan 15 (IANS) Four girls who went missing from Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district earlier this week, have been traced in Mumbai, police said.
2021-01-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Bilbao stun Real Madrid to reach Spanish Super Cup final
Malaga (Spain), Jan 15 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao shocked Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final and booked a place in Sunday's final against Barcelona.
2021-01-15
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football