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Airlines rush to get their workforce vaccinated
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) In anticipation of rising travel demand on the back of an accelerated vaccination programme, several domestic airlines are planning to initiate an internal inoculation drive for their workforce.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka seeks report on 'black fungus'
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhkar said on Wednesday that he has sought information from health experts about the 'black fungus' being detected among Covid patients in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karatsev demolishes third seed Medvedev, Zverev advances
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Russia's Aslan Karatsev continued his good form by taking out compatriot and third seed Daniil Medvedev 6-2, 6-4 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
2008 Olympic gold left a huge void in my life: Shooter Bindra
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic Games gold medallist, rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, has said that winning the country's elusive medal "created a very large void in my life" and that his biggest mental crisis came post the 2008 grand success.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Unemployed doctors come forward to fight Covid in Mizoram
Aizawl, May 12 (IANS) In a generous gesture, over 400 unemployed doctors, nursing students, laboratory technicians and pharmacists in Mizoram have voluntarily agreed to assist the government in Covid management, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru: Beneficiaries can get food packets from Indira Canteens without showing IDs
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) After coming under severe criticism for asking people to furnish their identity cards to get free meal packets from the Indira Canteens in the city, the Bengaluru civic body on Wednesday revised its rules and directed the canteens to distribute food to the people without asking for their ID cards.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fencer Bhavani sticks to routine, avoids milk and sugar
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Indian fencer Bhavani Devi has given up milk and sugar as part of her preparation for Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
BMC floats global bid to acquire 1 cr Covid vaccines
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) In a major decision, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday issued a global tender to acquire 1 crore vaccines, an official said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Wheat procurement up 1/3rd over last year: Food Ministry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Procurement of wheat in the current Rabi Marketing Session is seeing a one-third increase over the corresponding period last year, with 341.77 lakh metric tonne (LMT) procured on MSP till May 1, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
I may not play in remainder of IPL 2021: Ben Stokes
London, May 12 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said that he and other England players may not be able to join their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises on resumption of the T20 tournament.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Raj govt to float global tender to import Covid vaccine
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Wednesday decided to float a global tender to procure Covid-19 vaccine doses from the international manufacturers in the absence of adequate supply of vaccine shots for the 18+ age group.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Float global tender for vaccines, Sushil Modi urges Nitish
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to avoid depending on the Centre and Indian pharmaceutical companies and purchase vaccines from foreign countries to inoculate the people of the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi govt to add 200 more vaccination centres
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Although all the existing vaccination centers in the national capital have run out of Covaxin stock for the 18-44 age group and will only administer Covishield to this segment, the Delhi government has decided to set up around 200 more vaccination centers across the city.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Seven-day quarantine for Indian shooters in Zagreb
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The 28-member national shooting contingent, which reached Croatia in the early hours of Wednesday, will undergo seven days of quarantine before stepping out for practice. The squad includes 13 Olympic-bound shooters.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
K'taka fishermen told to return as cyclone brews in Arabian Sea
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) With the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warning of a cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea by May 16, the Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday ordered Karnataka fishermen to return to the shore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Italian Open: Serena loses her 1000th match, to Nadia
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Rising Argentine star Nadia Podoroska added another name to a growing list of big career wins when she defeated American star Serena Williams 7-6(6), 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday. It was the 1,000th Tour match of Serena.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
110-year-old man beats Covid in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) A 110-year-old man has recovered from Covid-19 at a hospital here, thus becoming probably one of the oldest patients in the country to recover from the dreaded virus, doctors said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nagaland goes for total lockdown, more curbs in other NE states
Guwahati/Kohima/Agartala, May 12 (IANS) The Nagaland government has clamped total lockdown across the state for eight days while Assam and the other six northeastern states extended the timings of curfew and imposed other restrictions to curb the alarming spread of Covid, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Low testing, high Covid numbers plague Andhra on Wed
Amaravati, May 12 (IANS) Despite relatively lower testing numbers, Andhra Pradesh reported Covid cases above the 20,000-mark on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BJP trying to sneak in through backdoor in Puducherry: DMK
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister and senior DMK leader Durai Murugan on Wednesday questioned the BJP's central leadership and the Union government for nominating three MLAs to the Puducherry Assembly without consulting the Chief Minister.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
PM reviews availability and supply of oxygen, medicines
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review availability and supply of oxygen and medicines to tackle Covid.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2 Bengal BJP MLAs resign as MLAs after party directive (Ld correcting headline)
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The BJP's MLA count in West Bengal came down to 75 from 77 on Wednesday after two of its MPs, who won the Assembly polls and became MLAs, decided to continue as parliamentarians and resigned from the legislative Assembly.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hero MotoSports riders begin on a positive note
Villamartin (Spain), May 12 (IANS) Joaquim Rodrigues gave a winning start to Hero MotoSports Team Rally's (HMTR) campaign, clinching the top spot in the Prologue stage of the Andalucia Rally on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Retail inflation eases to 4.29% in April as food prices fall
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lower food prices sequentially eased India's retail inflation in April as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 4.29 per cent from 5.52 per cent in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi reports 13,287 new Covid cases, positivity rate below 18%
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 13,287 new Covid-19 cases, while 300 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
40 nurses succumbed to corona in Bihar this year: Association
Patna, May 12 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus has taken lives of 40 nurses in Bihar so far, due to lack of basic facilities which they needed during duty in a pandemic, the Bihar Medical and Health Employee Association said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Lanka Premier League cricket from July 30
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) The second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will be held from July 30 to August 22, said Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the sport's governing body in the island nation, on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Bengal: 2 BJP MLAs chose to remain MPs, step down
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The BJPs MLA count in West Bengal came down to 75 from 77 on Wednesday after two of its MPs, who won the Assembly polls and became MLAs, decided to continue as parliamentarians and resigned from the legislative Assembly.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
31 town administrations not to host Tokyo Olympic athletes
Tokyo, May 12 (IANS) As many as 31 town administrations in and around Tokyo have said they will not host overseas athletes for training and cultural exchanges before the Olympic Games due to shortage of manpower caused by Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Subscription for 1st tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2021-22 from May 17
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Centre has issued the schedule for the Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme 2021-22 and the subscription for the first tranche of the scheme will open on May 17.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
House arrest can be ordered on basis of accused's age, health, antecedents: SC
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said legislatures can ponder over utility of house arrest in post-conviction cases as a measure for problem of overcrowding in prisons.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aussies to bring back batting coach after home debacle vs India
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) Smarting under loss to India in a Test series at home, Australia are looking to bring back a specialist batting coach or consultant ahead of the Ashes series against old rivals England.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lanxess raises guidance for 2021
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lanxess has raised its guidance for 2021 following a good first quarter.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ruia Hospital death toll 23, not 11: CPI national secy
Tirupati, May 12 (IANS) Alleging that 23 persons had died in the Ruia Hospital tragedy here, Communist Party of India (CPI) national secretary K. Narayana on Wednesday accused the Andhra Pradesh government of hiding the facts.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Actor Harshvardhan Rane donates oxygen concentrator to Cyberabad police
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who sold his bike to arrange oxygen concentrators for needy, donated one of them to the Cyberabad police.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
England-bound cricketers to assemble in Mumbai soon for quarantine
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Members of the Indian cricket team could assemble in Mumbai either on May 19 or May 24 to undergo quarantine before their departure to England on June 2 by a charter flight.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Granules to provide 16 cr paracetamol tablets to Telangana
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Granules, a vertically-integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, on Wednesday announced it has pledged to provide the Telangana government paracetamol-500 mg tablets free of cost to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Asim Riaz to release debut rap song on Eid, drops teaser clip
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" star and model Asim Riaz on Wednesday dropped a small teaser on Instagram of his debut single as a rapper. The song is scheduled to release on Eid.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NTPC vaccinates over 70,000 employees, their dependents
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Country's largest power producer NTPC has inoculated over 70,000 of its employees, workers and their family members across its operations.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
VMware appoints Raghu Raghuram as CEO, Dhawan as President
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Enterprise software major VMware on Wednesday announced to appoint Raghu Raghuram as its new Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, effective from June 1, 2021.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Vaccination big weapon in fight against Covid: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday that vaccination is a big weapon in the fight against Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's March industrial output zooms on low base effect
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The low base effect from last year's nationwide lockdown powered the growth of India's industrial output in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Skeet shooter Bajwa trying to get a grip on new gun butt
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India's Angadvir Singh Bajwa, Olympic hopeful in men's skeet event, changed butt of his gun in March to prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, but is yet to get accustomed to new equipment, says a shotgun coach.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Justice Chandrachud tests Covid positive, case hearings deferred
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Supreme Court judge, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud has tested positive for Covid-19, apex court sources said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SAI should build indoor arena for javelin throw: Neeraj Chopra
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) With the Tokyo Olympic Games around the corner India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is disappointed that he can't compete in international events in Europe due to a huge spike in Coronavirus cases in India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Jailed Sacha Sauda chief hospitalised in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is undergoing an imprisonment in Rohtak jail of Haryana, was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday after he complained of dizziness.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's downward trend in Covid cases continues
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The downward trend in new Covid-19 cases and fatalities continued in Telangana on Wednesday while the number of active cases dropped below 60,000.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
A helping hand for Covid-affected in Ghazipur
Ghazipur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Few days back, Satish Kumar, an assistant professor at the Swami Sahajanand Post Graduate College in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, found his father suffering from Covid-like symptoms.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
No Eid party for Ayub Khan this year
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Ayub Khan says he will not celebrate Eid this year because spiritually one needs to be sensitive towards fellow human beings during a time as testing as the current one.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Harsh Vardhan assures enhancing Telangana's quota of oxygen, vaccines
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Ministerv Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday assured Telangana that the Centre will enhance its quota of oxygen, medicines and vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Juhi Chawla: What are you grateful for today?
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Wednesday inspired netizens to count their blessings at a time when the nation is battling a deadly second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Aadar Jain: We can all be responsible citizens by getting vaccinated
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Aadar Jain on Wednesday got his Covid-19 shot and said that all of us can be responsible citizens by getting vaccinated.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi's NITRD designated Covid centre with 111 beds for patients
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases (NITRD) has been converted into a designated Covid care centre in the national capital, a notice in this regard issued by Delhi government's health and family welfare department on Wednesday announced.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Anjum Fakih plans 'low-key' Eid celebrations this year
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Eid is just around the corner and actress Anjum Fakih says this year will be all about low-key celebration owing to the pandemic, because just like last year, this year, too, she is confined indoors with her family.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oracle unveils ad measurement tech for 3D in-game environments
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Cloud major Oracle on Wednesday announced the worlds first ad measurement technology for 3D in-game environments, as it helps marketers better understand advertising performance in video games.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SA Emerging Women's squad for Zimbabwe announced
Pretoria, May 12 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced a 16-member Emerging Womens squad that will tour Zimbabwe from May 18 to 26 for a five-match one-day series.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Maharashtra keeps vaccination of 18-44 age group on hold
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Owing to continued shortage of vaccines, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to temporarily put on hold the inoculation drive for the 18-44 age groups, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Disheartening to hear some states complaining, says Bharat Biote
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Bharat Biotech has said that it is disheartening to hear some states complaining about its intentions regarding supply of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi quits
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Nikhil Gandhi, the India Head of China's ByteDance-owned short video-sharing platform TikTok, has decided to quit and is currently serving his notice period, IWMBuzz reported.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Ensure no one dies of oxygen shortage tonight, Bombay HC tells Goa
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's Panaji bench on Wednesday said that oxygen paucity in the state's apex health facility was grim and directed top government officials that no death should occur at least on Wednesday night due to lack of oxygen.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha sees Covid deaths, cases rise again; state toll races past 78K
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Maharashtra saw Covid-19 cases and fatalities go up again and the state toll raced past the 78,000 mark, though Mumbai continued to improve, health officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
SA Emerging Women set for Zimbabwe tour
Pretoria, May 12 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced a 16-member Emerging Women squad, which will tour Zimbabwe from May 18 to 26 for a five-match one-day series.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Oppn writes to PM: Stop Central Vista project, use money for vaccines
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Twelve major opposition parties including four chief ministers have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the government should stop the Central Vista project and instead use the money to procure oxygen and vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RJD claims Nitish govt arrested Pappu Yadav to divert attention from its failures
Patna, May 12 (IANS) A day after Jan Adhikar Party chief Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav was put behind bars, allegedly in a three-decade-old case, the Rastriya Janata Dal (RJD) claimed that the BJP-JDU combined government had arrested him to divert attention from its failure in handling the Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Resist from dictating state officials, Mamata writes to Dhankhar
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) In a controversial development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to resist himself from 'communicating and 'dictating' the state officials surpassing the CM and her Council of Ministers.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'99 songs' actor Ehan Bhat joins 'Broken But Beautiful 3' cast
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Ehan Bhat, who made his debut in AR Rahman's musical romance "99 Songs" in April, has been roped in for the web series "Broken But Beautiful 3".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B Praak shares photo of under-construction residence, says God is kind
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) National Award-winning singer B Praak says his upcoming new house is his dream come true. B Praak took to Instagram on Wednesday evening to share photographs of the under-construction residence.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
More athletes, cricketers take Covid-19 vaccine shots
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Several Indian sportspersons, from England-bound cricketers to Indian athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics, took their Covid-19 vaccination shots on Wednesday as they prepared for major international assignments in the coming months.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'High time' for MRP of oxygen concentrators to stop black-marketing: HC
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a bid to stop black-marketing of oxygen concentrators and hoarding other Covid-related medical equipment, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday told the Centre to fix their maximum retail price (MRP) immediately.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM-CARES sanctions procurement of 1.5L units of Oxycare System
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The PM-CARES Fund has sanctioned the procurement of 1.5 lakh units of Oxycare System at a cost of Rs 322.5 crore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Himanshi Khurana channels inner 'Black Rose' in new pic
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Punjabi star and "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Himanshi Khurana strikes a killer black pose in a new photo she posted on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
13 Aussie cricketers appeal to help India fight Covid-19
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) Australian men and women cricketers have increased their efforts to help India in its fight against the Covid-19 crisis, urging every citizen of their country to come forward and donate liberally to UNICEF Australia.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Epic offered Sony $200M to bring PS games to its store on PC: Report
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Fortnite developer Epic Games has been trying to convince Sony, Microsoft and other publishers to bring their titles to Epic Games Store and is also willing to spend millions to do so, media reports said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Maruti Suzuki extends free service, warranty period for customers
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Automoile major Maruti Suzuki India has extended 'free service, warranty' to customers in the light of the second Covid-19 wave.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Covid impact: Screen time tops 6 hours a day for kindergarteners
New York, May 12 (IANS) Kindergarteners spent more than six hours a day in front of screens during two early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, a small study suggests.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology,Education
100 Oxygen Expresses delivered 6,260 MT of LMO to states
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Wednesday said that 100 Oxygen Express operated by it so far have delivered 6,260 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) across the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC panel Chairman Sampla on Bengal visit
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Taking a serious view of complaints regarding atrocities being committed on the Dalits in West Bengal, National Commission for Schedule Castes Chairman Vijay Sampla on Wednesday left for a two-day visit to West Bengal, beginning May 13.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Arjun Bijlani joins initiative to help Covid patients find beds
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani has tied up with an initiative that helps Covid patients find beds in hospitals across the country. He says that it is imperative for everyone to come forward and pitch in with efforts to fight the virus.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK strain behind Covid spike in Raj: State health minister
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) The UK strain of Covid virus is the reason behind the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Rajasthan, state Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Assamese litterateur Homen Borgohain dies at 89 after post-Covid complications
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi awardee, renowned litterateur Homen Borgohain died here on Wednesday following post-Covid-19 complications, doctors said. He was 89.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Political machinations, deadly resistance over 2 centuries of Indian history
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) From multi-award-winning and bestselling historian William Dalrymple comes a four-book collection chronicling the thrilling rise and fall of the East India Company.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
K'taka converting abandoned ESI hospital into Covid care centre
Kalaburagi, May 12 (IANS) With the Karnataka government looking for new places to set up makeshift Covid care facilities, Mines and Geology minister Murugesh Nirani on Wednesday directed the authorities to refurbish an abandoned old hospital building of the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Four in child care centre found Covid infected, sent to healthcare center
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Four children in Delhi government-run child care homes were found Covid-infected and have been sent to healthcare centes for treatment, the state government said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Salman Khan appeals against piracy ahead of 'Radhe' release
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday posted an Instagram video urging fans to watch his new film "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" on the official pay-per-view platform where it releases on May 13, and not to resort to piracy.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IAF's Covid relief efforts increased three-fold in one week
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has flown 732 sorties with a flying time of over 1,419 hours within the country and across the globe transporting Covid relief materials in the last one month.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
New Covid cases show decline, but deaths rise in J&K
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) Despite the number of new cases showing decline during the last three days, Covid-related deaths in J&K kept rising on Wednesday as 65 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
India's biggest test in Eng: No matches for one-and-a-half months
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) On its upcoming tour of England, the Indian cricket team's biggest challenge will be the one-and-a-half month, between World Test Championship (WTC) final and Test series against the host, when it will have no competitive cricket.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rob Savage: Anyone with an internet connection could be part of 'Host'
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Rob Savages horror film "Host", which recently released digitally, features non-actors. The filmmaker says anyone with an internet connection was eligible to be part of the film.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kerala records highest daily tally of 43,529 cases, TPR reaches 30%
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) There seems to be no respite from the rising number of daily Covid positive cases in Kerala as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 43,529 turned positive from 1,46,320 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Man who battled death is back on Kolkata's streets helping those in distress
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Social worker Nitai Das Mukherjee, 52, who battled death for 42 long days in a private hospital in Kolkata after he was infected by the deadly coronavirus in March last year, is back on the roads of the city in his quest to give shelter to the homeless and life to ailing.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Parineeta Borthakur wants to participate in reality shows
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur, who was last seen in "Gupta Brothers: Chaar Kunware From Ganga Kinaare", is keen on participating in reality TV shows next. The actress says that she wants the audience to see how she truly is.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Torrent donates 50 medical oxygen plants
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Torrent Group has donated 50 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen production plants to 50 different government hospitals across the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
No Covaxin left, received 2.67 lakh doses of Covishield: Delhi Govt
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) There will be no Covaxin doses available at any vaccination centre in the national capital from Wednesday onwards as the stock has finished, prompting the state government to shut around 100 centres. The Delhi government, which raised an alarm regarding Covaxin shortage on Tuesday evening, on Wednesday said the last available stock of Covaxin was administered earlier in the day.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nikhita Gandhi: I'm excited to be part of new wave of Indie releases
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Singer Nikhita Gandhi is making sure that she continues making music during the pandemic, and says the Indie genre excites her.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India must condemn Israeli attacks on Palestine mosque: Maha Congress
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress has demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre must strongly condemn the Israeli attacks on the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem at the fag-end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, killing scores of Muslims and injuring many, here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Google is preparing new 'desktop sharing hub' in Chrome
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Google is testing a new Chrome feature known as 'Desktop Sharing Hub' or 'Chrome Sharing Menu'.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Resign over 26 deaths in Covid ward, BJP MLA tells Goa Health Minister
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Amid the ongoing tussle in Goa between Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over the death of 26 patients due to shortage of oxygen at a top government hospital, a ruling BJP MLA has demanded the latter's resignation and urged Sawant to take over the key portfolio.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bollywood salutes 'real heroes' on International Nurses Day
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) On the occasion of International Nurses Day on Wednesday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express gratitude to nurses for their selfless service, especially at a time when the world is battling the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Noted science writer explains why Coronavirus is 'lab-made'
New Delhi/New York, May 12 (IANS) Noted science writer Nicholas Wade, who has worked with some of the world's most distinguished science magazines and journals, penned an exhaustive article last week explaining why Coronavirus has all the hallmarks of being engineered in a laboratory.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Jindal Steel & Power's Q4 net profit surges to Rs 1,900 cr
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) on Wednesday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 1,900.51 crore for the quarter ended March, rising multifold times on a year-on-year basis.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Big B rectifies error, credits Prasoon Joshi for poem he recited to encourage Covid warriors
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan took to social media on Wednesday to rectify a mistake he made the day before. The veteran actor on Tuesday said a poem recited by him in a video posted on Twitter is the creation of his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan. He has now acknowledged that the poem is actually written by poet-lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Police arrest four people, work out six cases of Covid fraud
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Delhi Police have worked out six cases of inter-state cyber fraud relating to families of Covid-19 patients and arrested four people.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
More Punjab ministers join chorus for action against Sidhu
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Protesting strongly against his "unwarranted belligerence" against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, more Punjab ministers on Wednesday joined the state Congress leaders seeking strong disciplinary action by the party high command against legislator Navjot Sidhu.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India's March industrial output zooms on low base effect
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Low base effect from last year's nationwide lockdown powered the growth of India's industrial output in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
More nurses lead to fewer patient deaths, shorter hospital stays: Study
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) A minimum ratio of one nurse to four patients for day shifts can successfully improve patient care, with a 7 per cent drop in the chance of death and readmission, and 3 per cent reduction in length of stay for every one less patient a nurse has on their workload, according to a study across 55 hospitals in Queensland, Australia.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
TikTok likely to launch jobs service: Report
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Chinese short video platform TikTok is working on a pilot programme that is designed to help people find jobs on TikTok and connect with companies looking to find candidates.
2021-05-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Assam police to file 'attempt to murder' case against SOP violators: DGP
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) The Assam police will register 'attempt to murder' case if any one violates the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) enforced to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Wednesday. He requested the people to strictly follow all the provisions of the new SOPs and said if anyone is found violating the protocols, stern action including 'attempt to murder' case would be registered against them.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Mamata writes to PM, calls for 'liberal' import of vaccines
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to approach the major vaccine manufacturing companies so that they open franchise operations in the country to enable India meet the huge demand for vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Twitter rolls out state-specific Covid-19 updates in India
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Twitter on Wednesday said it has launched new state-specific COVID-19 pages in India that surface the latest Tweets from people asking for SOS resources, as well as those offering help.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
NSUI files 'missing person' report with police on Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) has filed a 'missing person report against Union Hone Minister Amit Shah with the Delhi Police, over the 'disappearance of the country's Home Minister at the time of the pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Lookout notice for Sushil Kumar could impact wrestling's image: Coach
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A Delhi Police 'lookout notice' for decorated wrestler Sushil Kumar, India's lone double individual Olympic medallist, in connection with a wrestler's murder last week could make parents rethink on encouraging their kids to take up the sport, says former world junior bronze medal winner Virender Kumar.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
500 more ICU beds set up in Delhi for Covid patients at Ramlila Maidan
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic assuming dangerous proportions, an additional 500 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-bed facility is being set up at Ramlila Maidan in the national Capital in front of the Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital which will be operational from Thursday onwards.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Probe ordered in 'mega-corruption' in Remdesivir supplies: CVC
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Nearly a month after a Maharashtra activist alleged a massive scam in the supplies and availability of key anti-viral drug Remdesivir injections, the Chief Vigilance Commissioner has finally ordered a probe.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nurses are the backbone in the fight against Covid
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The outbreak of Covid-19 has affected all sections of society throughout the globe. But there is one group who emerged real heroes in this ongoing war against Covid-19 everywhere: Nurses
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi court grants bail to Matrix Cellular CEO, VP in black marketing of oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted bail to Matrix Cellular CEO Gaurav Khanna, vice president Gaurav Suri and two others in connection with the alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Sukhbir urges PM to order probe into purchase of faulty ventilators
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an inquiry into the purchase of faulty ventilators under the aegis of the PM CARES Fund.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Impose quantitative restrictions to rein in steel prices: EEPC India
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Impose quantitative restrictions on 'primary steel' exports to rein in soaring domestic prices, EEPC India has said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Retail inflation eases to 4.29% in April as food prices fall
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lower food prices sequentially eased India's retail inflation in April as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 4.29 per cent from 5.52 per cent in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lack of competitive practice games challenge for India in England
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian team travelling to England may get enough time to get acclimatised ahead of the five-Test series against England after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, but their biggest challenge will be the lack of competitive cricket for a month-and-a-half between the WTC final and the Test series.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Punjab cop caught in compromising position sacked, arrested
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) A Punjab Police Assistant Sub Inspector, who caught on camera while allegedly raping a woman in her house in Bathinda district, was dismissed from service on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No death should occur due to lack of oxygen: Bombay HC to Goa govt
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Wednesday told top government officials that no death should occur in the state's apex health facility, the Goa Medical College, due to lack of oxygen, Nikhil Pai, advocate for one of the petitioners, the South Goa Advocates Association said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oxygen production at Sterlite plant to commence from Wednesday
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Oxygen production at the reopened Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi is to commence from Wednesday and the first tanker will be out of the plant either on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, according to officials in charge of production and monitoring of oxygen there.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod for MoU between ICAI and Qatar Financial Centre Authority
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rain, thunderstorm likely in several parts of India in next 3-4 days
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Several parts of India may witness rain and thunderstorm in next 3-4 days, the ministry of earth sciences has predicted and temperature could drop in the national capital by few notches.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Uncertainty for Saina, Srikanth as Oly qualifiers cancelled
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a setback for Indians hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the last Olympic qualification event, the Singapore Open, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Karnataka will encourage those setting up vax production centres: govt
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Karnataka chief secretary P. Ravi Kumar on Wednesday said that the state government was ready to help any pharma company that will come forward to produce the Sputnik V vaccine in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
TN to go for global tender to source Covid vaccine
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to go in for global tender to source Covid-19 vaccines as the allotment by the central government is insufficient.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
GoAir to start vaccination drive for all employees
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Low-cost carrier GoAir said on Wednesday that it will commence a programme to get its entire workforce vaccinated free of cost.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
RBI announce Rs 35K cr G-sec Acquisition Programme
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The RBI on Wednesday announced the second tranche of Open Market Purchase of Government of India Securities under G-sec Acquisition Programme (G-SAP 1.0).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
YES BANK enables reward points redemption to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid patients
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Reinforcing its commitment to support communities, YES BANK has enabled its customers to use their banking and credit card reward points to contribute towards medical oxygen for COVID-19 patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two held for black marketing of plasma in Noida
Gautam Buddh Nagar, May 12 (IANS) As Covid cases increase, the black marketing of plasma is also on the rise. The Noida police on Wednesday arrested two persons accused of black marketing of plasma, recommended by doctors for treatment of Covid patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Creating more goal-scoring opportunities important: Lalremsiami
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team forward Lalremsiami will focus on creating more goal-scoring opportunities when the team competes at the Tokyo Olympics 70 days from now.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
"Learn from bitter experience': HC pulls up Delhi govt for not fully operationalising Indira Gandhi Hospital
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure with Delhi government for not fully operationalising the 1,241 bedded Indira Gandhi Hospital, which currently has only 80 beds for non-serious COVID patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tiruppur garment units to shutdown from Friday till May 24
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Garment units in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur will down their shutters from Friday evening till May 24 in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, said a top official of the Tiruppur Exporters Association (TEA).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
2 districts account for over 50% of Bengal's Covid deaths
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Two districts in West Bengal -- Kolkata and North 24 Parganas ? have cumulatively reported more than 50 per cent of the total deaths caused by Covid-19 in the state since May 1, prompting the state government to consider taking additional measures for these two hotspots.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tamannaah: I always find great joy when fans resonate with my reel characters
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia plays an ethical hacker in the upcoming series "November Story", and she feels the project helped her explore creative nuances. She adds that her joy lies in fans resonating strongly with the characters she portrays.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four of a family killed in Bihar
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Four members of a family were allegedly killed by unidentified men and their bodies thrown into a dam in Bihar's Nawada district, said a police official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will know if I have fully recovered when I start practice: Saha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was one of many players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) who had tested positive for Covid-19, which eventually led to the indefinite postponement of the tournament itself.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Centre continues sending global aid to states, UTs for Covid management
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Central government continues to dispatch global aid to states and Union Territories (UTs) across the country for Covid-19 management.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
50 snakes in one house create scare in UP
Fatehpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Fear gripped the Laluganj area in Jahanabad police circle in Fatehpur district when snakes started coming out of a house.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
7,400 office leases of 90 mn sq ft up for renewal in top 6 cities
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Over 7,400 office space leases spanning around 90 million square feet area will come up for renewal in 2021 across the top six cities -- Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Gurugram and Noida, as per the Anarock data.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ayodhya Hindus elect Muslim as village head
Ayodhya (UP), May 12 (IANS) Rajanpur village in Rudauli assembly segment in Ayodhya seems as ordinary as hundreds of other villages in the area. What has suddenly made it extraordinary is the fact that this Hindu-dominated village has recently elected a Muslim as a Gram Pradhan.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet approves transfer of ITBP land to Uttrakhand for Ropeway System
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved transfer of 1,500 square metres of land belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Mussoorie to the State Government of Uttarakhand for their infrastructure project, namely, 'Aerial Passenger Ropeway System' between Dehradun and Mussoorie.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Reputed hockey umpire Ravinder Sodhi passes away
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Hockey umpire Ravinder Singh Sodhi, who had officiated in the Indira Gandhi International Gold Cup at Lucknow in 1988, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday following Covid-related complications. He was 66.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Varun Konidela urges everyone to stay home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Konidela posted on Instagram on Wednesday urging everyone to stay at home.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bhima Koregaon case: SC dismisses activist Gautam Navlakha's bail plea
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by activist Gautam Navlakha, who sought bail in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case of Maharashtra's Bhima Koregaon.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Thikhri Pehra' makes comeback in Haryana to contain virus
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With the surge in the pandemic in rural areas, the Haryana government on Wednesday directed the Deputy Commissioners to enforce the age-old practice of setting up 'Thikhri Pehra' or community policing in villages.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rakul Preet Singh starts fundraiser to help Covid patients
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh has announced a fundraising campaign to help Covid patients in the country. She is urging people to contribute, so that they can aid the provision of oxygen supply through oxygen concentrators and cylinders and their refilling, besides live-saving equipment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid may lead to erectile dysfunction in men long after recovery
New York, May 12 (IANS) US researchers have for the first time demonstrated that Covid-19 can be present in the penis tissue long after men recover from the infection and lead to erectile dysfunction.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Week after launching drive, Delhi runs out of Covaxin stock for 18-44
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A week after kick-starting the Covid vaccination drive for those in the age group of 18-44 years, the national capital has ran out of its Covaxin stock for this particular segment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt takes steps to make available drug to fight black fungus
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The government has said it is taking steps to ramp up availability of Amphotericin B - to fight Mucormycosis, a black fungus infection in Covid patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 killed, 16 wounded in car crash in southern Egypt
Cairo, May 12 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday in a crash involved a minibus and a private car at Sohag desert road in southern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves Rs 18,000 cr PLI scheme for ACC batteries
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, 'National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage' for achieving manufacturing capacity of 50 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) of ACC and 5 GWh of 'niche' ACC, at an outlay of Rs 18,100 crore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Anshuman Jha: 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' is the last film my mother saw
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha says his new release "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele" is special for him because it was his last film that his mother saw before she died last year.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghanistan reports 370 new Covid cases, tally at 63,088
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Afghanistan reported 370 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, raising its national tally to 63,088, including 5,793 active cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
4cr Indian smartphone users can take 5G in 1st year: Report
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At least 4 crore (40 million) smartphone users in India could take up 5G in the first year of 5G being made available, a report said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Former pace bowler RP Singh's father passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former India pace bowler RP Singh's father died on Wednesday due to Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BDO conducts last rites of Covid victim as kin stay away
Patna, May 12 (IANS) At a time when some people are abandoning their loved ones who died due to Covid, a Block Development Officer (BDO) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has set an example by performing the last rites of a corona victim.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Appavu elected Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly unopposed
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) DMK lawmakers M. Appavu and K. Pitchandi were on Wednesday sworn-in as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, of the 16th Tamil Nadu Assembly, after they were elected unopposed to the posts.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CINTAA to represent India in International Federation of Actors executive committee
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) has been voted by 63 countries to join the International Federation of Actors (FIA) executive committee.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BMS urges Centre for free jabs, compensation to workers for treatment
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has given several important suggestions to the Union Government's Ministry of Labour and Employment amidst the Corona epidemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pratik Gandhi: It took almost 16 years to reach this place
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi, who became a pan-India sensation last year with his portrayal of Harshad Mehta in the popular series "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story", says it took him over a decade to reach where he is today.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italian Open: Djokovic wins but loses cool in rain-marred match
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic got past American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(5) to advance to the third round of Italian Open but not before the world No. 1 had lost his cool against the chair umpire for not suspending the match because of rain.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Telangana Muslim leaders urge community to offer Eid prayers at home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Muslim leaders on Wednesday appealed to their community in Telangana to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at home in view of the statewide lockdown.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Western Command Covid Hospital opens in Patiala
Patiala, May 12 (IANS) A Western Command Covid Hospital has been made operational for civilians on Wednesday inside the complex of Rajindra Hospital here, with an elaborate plan for division of responsibilities between the Indian Army and the civil and hospital administrations.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
India's active caseload declines for second consecutive day
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The country's active caseload declined for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to 37,04,099. It now comprises 15.87% of the country's total Covid positive cases. A net decline of 11,122 cases was recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid vax safe in pregnancy, does not damage placenta: Study
New York, May 12 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy and cause no injury to placenta, say researchers, dispelling vaccine hesitancy among pregnant women.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia's Covid-19 cases surpass 4.9mn
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Russia registered 8,217 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 4,905,059, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Breathe deep, crawl and walk for Covid recovery
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Johns Hopkins Medicine Rehabilitation Network has prescribed a phased rehabilitation program for Covid patients to help them return to their way of life and enjoy full health.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pak to open vaccination registration for people aged 30-39
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the registration of Covid-19 vaccination for citizens aged 30 to 39 will be open from May 16.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sambhavna on father's death: It was not just Covid which killed him
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress and former "Bigg Boss" contestant Sambhavna Seth, who lost her father to Covid-19 complications, says he could have been saved and it was not just the deadly virus that took his life.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Azam Khan critical but stable
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Senior Samajwadi MP Mohd Azam Khan's condition is now stable though the next 72 hours are crucial for him.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines logs 4,842 new Covid cases, total rises to over 1.11mn
Manila, May 12 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,842 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,118,359.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Brinton Pharmaceuticals ramps production of anti-Covid drug
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Brinton Pharmaceuticals has more than tripled up the production of Faviton (Favipiravir 400) tablet, used as an oral antiviral therapy to treat mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 infection, the company said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
B'wood on floating corpses: You can fudge data, how do you hide bodies?
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) With more dead bodies found floating in the Ganga amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express shock and condemn the horrific incidents.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN-based HLL Biotech facilities not used for vaccine manufacturing
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) HLL Biotech at Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu, a sprawling 100-acre campus located 55 km from Chennai, is equipped with all modern facilities and has state-of-the-art technology to manufacture vaccines but was not used during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Thailand reports daily record of 34 Covid-19 deaths, 1,983 new infections
Bangkok, May 12 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported a new daily record of 34 Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country's death toll to 486, with 1,983 new infections, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-05-12
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tech Mahindra, HCL to help with O2 supply
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As India continues to struggle with the second and more brutal wave of Covid-19, technology companies Tech Mahindra and HCL on Wednesday pledged support to strengthen the country's fight against Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
CINTAA to represent India at International Federation of Actors
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) has been voted by 63 countries to join the International Federation of Actors (FIA) executive committee.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Global chip shortage to persist till Q2 2022: Gartner
New York, May 12 (IANS) The global semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021 and is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022, a Gartner report said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
Ludacris recalls his last-minute auditioning for '2 Fast 2 Furious'
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor and rapper Ludacris, who plays Tej Parker in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, shared a host of fascinating insights about his role and the films in the latest episode of the podcast, "F9: The Fast Saga".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US agrees to remove Xiaomi from blacklist, shares jump
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) The Joe Biden administration has agreed to remove Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from the blacklist imposed by the earlier Donald Trump administration that designated it as a "Communist Chinese military company" and barred the firm from doing business with the US firms.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
India's table tennis tiger Chandrasekhar dead fighting Covid
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) India's table tennis tiger 63-year old V. Chandrasekhar popularly known as Chandra succumbed to Covid-19 here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Health/Medicine,Tennis
WHO has not associated 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified on Wednesday that WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with B.1.617, now classified as "Variant of Concern".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asst registrar of IIT-K commits suicide
Kanpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Surjeet Kumar Das, an assistant registrar at IIT, Kanpur committed suicide at his official residence here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Are you willing to date someone who is not vaccinated?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Amid the second and more lethal wave of Coronavirus in India, an increasing number of people prefer to date only those who are vaccinated, reveals a survey.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
679 recovered Covid-19 patients donate plasma in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate in Gurugram has reached 77.18 per cent and 679 people out of 1,27,181 recovered patients have donated plasma in the district. Nearly 1,292 units of plasma from these people have been received by the Rotary Blood Bank here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National
Containment zones increase in central, reduce in north Chennai
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) With Covid cases on the rise in Chennai, a study shows that the spread is not even. While there is a stagnation and reduction in Northern Chennai, Central Chennai has an increase. South Chennai showed just a marginal increase, according to a press release of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TAIPA urges DoT to categorise telecom field personnel as 'frontline workers'
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has written to Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking the inclusion of telecom field personnel under 'frontline workers' category for priority in Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Helpline launched for movement of medical staff in Kashmir in Covid curfew
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) A special helpline has been established by the police to ensure hassle-free movement of doctors and para-medical staff during the ongoing corona curfew in Kashmir, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Ammonite: Winslet and Ronan shine in sensitive film (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Ammonite (film on BookMyShow Stream); Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle; Direction: Francis Lee; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fire in Ghaziabad carton factory, no casualties reported
Ghaziabad, May 12 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a carton manufacturing factory in the Kavi Nagar Industrial Area in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Wednesday morning. However, no loss of life or property has been reported till now. Fire brigade personnel arrived at the site on receiving information and brought the fire under control.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over two lakh medical kits delivered to Covid patients in MP
Bhopal, May 12 (IANS) Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases across Madhya Pradesh, the state government has distributed over two lakh medical kits to patients infected with the virus as well as encouraged people to undergo treatment for the infection at home. This is the reason that there are a large number of people in home quarantine.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
We stand with Gaza: Imran reiterates support for Palestine
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday took to Twitter to reiterate his support for the people of Palestine, denouncing atrocities being committed by Israel.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Perera named SL ODI captain ahead of B'desh series
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) Kusal Perera has been named Sri Lanka's ODI captain ahead of their three-match series against Bangladesh.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pappu Yadav starts hunger strike in prison, attacks Nitish
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Former MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP ) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday launched a hunger strike at Veerpur jail in Bihar's Supaul district.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
OPPO Reno6 Pro likely to feature Dimensity 1200: Report
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, which is reportedly working on the launch of the Reno6 series, might launch the 'Pro' variant with MediaTek Dimensity 1200.
2021-05-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Haryana districts around NCR see alarming high positivity rate
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With Haryana districts around the national capital showing an alarming high positivity rate as most of the Covid cases are being reported from the rural areas, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has gone into action mode, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Pictures of endangered GIBs poached in Pak go viral, Indian conservationists worried
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) It has been over a month that pictures of two male Great Indian Bustards allegedly poached in Pakistan's Cholistan desert have gone viral, but no stern action by Islamabad has left the Indian conservationists shocked and surprised.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Young Bill Gates allegedly hosted naked pool parties: Biographer
New York, May 12 (IANS) As the mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates are heading for divorce, a biographer has spilled the beans about the Microsoft co-founder's and described him as a womanising party-boy during his early years, the Daily Mail reported.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
CBI officer Ragothaman who probed Rajiv Gandhi case dies
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The CBI officer who was part of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case investigation, K. Ragothaman passed away in Chennai on Wednesday due to Covid-19. He was 75.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Cairn Oil & Gas starts production from tight oil project in Rajasthan
Barmer, May 12 (IANS) Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, India's largest private oil and gas exploration and production company, has achieved a significant milestone by starting production from its NA #01 facility in Aishwariya Barmer Hills in Rajasthan.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
India's flexible space segment to grow at 10-15% annually for next 3 years
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The co-working or flexible space segment in India is likely to grow at the rate of 10-15 per cent annually for the next three years, according to a CBRE report.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Edible oil, LPG prices go through roof in 2 years
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The common man is hurting due to the sharp rise in prices of essential commodities like edible oil and LPG in the last three years.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World's largest cooling stations installed in Grand Mosque
Makkah, May 12 (IANS) As part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors and pilgrims of the Holy Mosques using the latest technologies, the worlds largest cooling plant of its kind has been installed in Makkahs Grand Mosque to ensure that worshipers perform their rituals in the cool and fresh atmosphere inside Al-Haram.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Govt's mega push for positivity is like burying one's head in the sand: Rahul
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gabdhi on Wednesday slammed the government over its mega push for positivity to fend off criticism nationally and internationally as "burying one's head in the sand" and a betrayal of citizens.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka says impossible to fight Covid without door-to-door vaccine delivery
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the government for celebrating Vaccination Day on April 12 and claimed that the vaccination rate was down by 82 per cent within 30 days.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
On Int'l Nurses Day, a Kerala male nurse is cynosure of all eyes
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Matching the theme for the 2021 International Nurses Day which is -- Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare, perfectly fits the bill for 35-year-old Kerala male nurse P.M. Arun Kumar as he can be called the poor man's Thomas Alva Edison on account of the various things he has made for safe handling of the Covid pandemic, and for health care professionals.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bharat Biotech refuse more Covaxin to Delhi, Covishield stock to reach today
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) There is no stock of -- Covaxin for those between 18-45 of age and around 100 newly setup vaccination centers at government schools will administer Covishield only.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Refiners cut output to prevent stock build up in a market with subdued demand
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) With India's fuel demand slipping again after reimposition of lockdowns across parts of the country to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases, Indian oil refiners have started doing the balancing act to prevent buildup of excess stock of products with squeezing outlets to liquidate them.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SP leader booked for defaming BJP MP in Thai woman case
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) The Lucknow police has lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party spokesman I.P. Singh and two others for allegedly defaming BJP MP Sanjay Seth and his family on social media.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India should play both Jadeja and Ashwin in WTC final: Ojha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin should both be playing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand for their prowess with the bat as much as their ability to take wickets, said Pragyan Ojha.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
People with HIV more likely to get sick with, die from Covid: Study
New York, May 12 (IANS) People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and fatal outcomes from Covid-19, new research has shown.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid human dimension series: T'gana man dies at Covid testing centre
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a 35-year-old man died while giving his sample for Covid-19 test in Telangana's Warangal Urban district.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana Roadways converts five mini-buses into ambulances
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) As part of its efforts to cater to more ambulance services to the Gurugram residents, the Haryana Roadways has converted five of its mini-buses into ambulances.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
It's time to stand together and not to criticise: Sibal
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) After war of words erupted between Congress and the BJP over the handling of the pandemic, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said, its time to stand together and not a time to criticise.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan sees lowest number of cases since March 16
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan reported the lowest number of Covid-19 cases since March 16 as the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued guidelines for Eidul Fitr prayers on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
First South Indian monk is Chief Vedic Acharya of Sanyasi Mahasabha
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Renowned religious personality Swami Tapasyananda Saraswathi of Kerala has become the first-ever South Indian to be named as the Chief Vedic Acharya of the Sanyasi Mahasabha, based in Ahmedabad, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vedanta supports Goa govt with 100-bed health infrastructure
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) As the state of Goa battles the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic with sudden surge in cases, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has committed to add 100-bed infrastructure capacity to support the state government in combating the pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Chess Anand & 4 GMs Covid relief fund matches raises $5K
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The online chess game site www.chess.com has already raised $5,000 towards Covid-19 in India in general and also to assist chess players affected by the pandemic, said an official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Betting Central,Other Sports
'Vikas' is back with petrol touching Rs 100/ltr: Congress
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As petrol crossed Rs 100 a litre mark in many parts of the country, the Congress has taken a jibe at the government saying, Vikas is back after elections.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ethiopia records 552 new Covid-19 cases
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 552 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 263,672 as of Tuesday evening, said the country's health ministry.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aluminium Industry reiterates urgency for 5% RoDTEP rate for economic sustainability
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has pushed for speedy implementation of the RoDTEP Scheme (Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products) for the Indian Aluminium industry on priority to survive these challenging times.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SWIFT, Accenture publish paper on central bank digital currencies in cross-border payments
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) SWIFT and Accenture on Wednesday published a paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in cross-border payments as part of broader digital asset innovation to help the financial community prepare for the possibility of moving payments in new forms of currency internationally.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Zydus Cadila to sell its India focused animal health biz for Rs 2,921 cr to Multiples, RARE
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Zydus Animal Health and Investments Limited (ZAHL) a wholly owned material subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare Limited, has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement (BTA) and other ancillary agreements to sell and transfer its Animal Healthcare Established Markets Undertaking to Multiples Alternate Asset Management led consortium.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nagaland BJP to provide one time meal to frontline workers in Kohima
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Nagaland's BJP unit is set to launch a campaign to provide 'One-Time Meal' to the frontline workers in Kohima town.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Kashmir, Covid-19 draws LG Sinha and mainstream politicians into a huddle
New Delhi, May 12: For the first time since his taking over in August 2020, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday spoke to Jammu and Kashmirs senior mainstream politicians?including the former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad?on telephone and sought their suggestions with regard to his governments response to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Roads go deserted as lockdown begins in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Roads wore a deserted look in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana on Wednesday morning as the 10-day lockdown began across the state to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal plunges into political crisis as China's gambit flops
New Delhi, May 12: Chinas desperate attempts to bring about a patch-up between the two warring factions of the Nepal Communist Party have come a cropper, plunging the Himalayan country into a political crisis at a time when the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has also peaked in the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Allahabad HC makes scathing comment on EC, govts
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Election Commission, the higher courts and the government, the Allahabad High Court has said that they "failed to fathom the disastrous consequences" of permitting elections in a few states and the panchayat election in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
9Unicorns invests in EV mobility startup ElecTorq
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Idea-phase accelerator fund 9Unicorns on Wednesday said it has led an undisclosed pre-Series A funding round in electric vehicle (EV) mobility solution provider ElecTorq.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian student shot dead by uncle in Canada
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) A 43-year-old man has been charged with shooting dead his 19-year-old nephew and attempted murder of his wife.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's coronavirus variant spread to 44 countries: WHO
Geneva, May 12 (IANS) The Indian coronavirus variant (B1617), which has now been declared a "variant of global concern" has spread to 44 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Goa B-school floats program for food photographers, bloggers
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) With restaurants and the food and beverage industry floundering in wake of the pandemic, Goa's photographers and bloggers specialising in food, are learning to adapt to the new normal by tweaking their sales pitch and their budgets.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Urvashi Rautela tried adding Bollywood elements to her international album 'Versace Baby'
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela, who has shot her debut international music album "Versace Baby" with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, says she has tried to add a lot of Bollywood elements to the song, and also tried to ensure an element of Indianness about it.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Grenade attack on police party in J&K
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Unidentified persons hurled a grenade at a police party engaged in checking vehicles in J&K's Samba district, which exploded without causing any damage.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
'Pune tops among Indian cities in health infra with 3.5 hospital beds per 1k people'
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As the second wave of Covid-19 cripples the Indian healthcare system with hospitals running out of beds and oxygen supply, a report by Housing.com shows that when it comes to health infrastructure, Pune is the most equipped city in India, although, with just 3.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
YouTube to distribute $100M among top 'Shorts' creators
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) In a bid to bring more engagement on its platform that is similar to TikTok, YouTube said that it plans to pay $100 million to creators who use YouTube Shorts.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This Tiruppur doctor opens 'Oxygen Pandal' for the needy
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) While people have been frantically running from pillar to post to get Oxygen for the near and dear ones who are gasping for breath and stories of exploitation coming from across the country, a Doctor in Tirupur has turned Good Samaritan with his noble act.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Shakib could give PSL a miss for DPL
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could give the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) a miss to play the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) that starts on May 31. Shakib was one of three Bangladesh cricketers -- alongwith Liton Das and Mahmudullah -- who were picked by different franchises in the replacement draft for the remainder of the PSL.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Job activity declined in most Indian industries in April
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) As India battles the lethal second Covid wave amid state-level lockdowns, industries like travel and tourism, education and engineering, cement, construction, iron/steel continue to show decline in job postings, a new report showed on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
3rd express with 64T O2 reaches Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The third Oxygen Express from Angul in Odisha to Telangana reached Hyderabad on Wednesday, South Central Railway officials said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's Geo Imaging Satellite GISAT-1 launch further delayed
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Uncertainty continues to dog the flight of India's first Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) this time due to coronavirus spread across the country, said an official of Indian space agency.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Sometimes miss Dhoni's guidance: Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he misses the guidance he used to get from MS Dhoni when the latter kept wickets. Kuldeep has seen his international appearances nosedive since the end of 2019, which was also the year that Dhoni played his last match for India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vaccine profile frames, stickers gain popularity on FB, Instagram
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) More than 5 million people globally have used Facebook profile frames in support of vaccination and since April, over 7 million users on Instagram have used Covid-19 vaccine stickers to share that they got vaccinated or share their support for vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Tension between Israel, Gaza militants threatens to further escalate
Gaza, May 12 (IANS) The tit-for-tat trade of fire between militant groups in the Gaza Strip and Israel has been mounting on Tuesday, leaving 28 Palestinians and three Israelis killed and dozens of others wounded from both sides.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Terrorism
Covid-19 impact on placement industry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Last February, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, educational institutions across the country had to comply by government regulations and shut down operations to uphold the safety of the students and curb the spread of the virus.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
The intriguing story of how Sikkim became India's 22nd state
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Sikkim remains an enigma for most, with many misconceptions about its history and its merger with India in 1975. In "Sikkim ? A History of Intrigue and Alliance" (HarperCollins), former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik combines insights into the erstwhile kingdoms unique history with the intriguing story of how it became Indias 22nd state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Tejpal rape trial: Judgement postponed due to lack of staff
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The judgement in the rape case filed against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal may now be pronounced on May 19, the defence counsel in the case said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allu Arjun tests negative for Covid-19
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun on Wednesday shared that he has tested negative for Covid-19 after 15 days of quarantine.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Religion,Southern Cinema
4 out of 7 women complain of PCOS or PCOD, infertility or menstrual disorders
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) Polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease (PCOS/PCOD) is a common condition in women in their reproductive age caused due to hormonal imbalance. This hormonal breakdown results in irregular or prolonged menstrual periods, excessive body hair, acne, and hair loss. Because of this, Polycystic ovaries may fail to develop follicles and regularly release eggs, causing difficulty in conceiving.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Chile reports 3,771 cases, 38 deaths from Covid in one day
Santiago, May 12 (IANS) Chile's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 3,771 new Covid-19 infections and 38 more deaths in the past 24 hours, for a total of 1,256,546 cases and 27,356 deaths, amid a slight decrease in cases.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aroma can be a therapeutic process in building positivity
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) It is a challenge to relax in a fast paced world which is currently undergoing a crisis. Investing time and energy in activities that can help de-stress is tough in a busy schedule, even if its work from home nowadays. All you need is a daily healthy ritual that can help strike the balance between your mind, body and soul.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The seven-day summer food calendar
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) When you spend considerable time in the scorching heat, it can cause detrimental effects on your health. As the body temperature increases, it leads to profuse sweating, signs of dehydration, sticky skin, tiredness, headache, dizziness, nausea, cramps, and a quick, weak pulse.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Argentina reports 25,976 Covid-19 cases in one day
Buenos Aires, May 12 (IANS) Argentina reported 25,976 new Covid-19 infections and 490 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,191,097 cases and 68,311 deaths, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
Is olive pomace oil healthy for Indian cooking?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) The year 2020 has been an eye opener in many ways. Not only did it lead to introspection in general, it also changed quite eating habits, fitness and cooking styles.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Coal plant pollution can cause 8,300 deaths in India
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Air pollution from planned new coal plants built by companies in which HSBC holds ownership stakes will cause an estimated 18,700 global deaths, close to half in India, from air pollution per year, a new research from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
UN forecasts India's economy to grow 7.5% in 2021, but warns situation 'fragile'
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) The UN forecasts India's economy to grow by 7.5 per cent this calendar year and rebound to 10.5 per cent next year with the caveat that the outlook is "highly fragile" because of the brutal Covid-19 second wave.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chennai to roll out oxygen parlours for Covid patients
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Amid spiralling coronavirus cases, the Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to roll out "oxygen parlours" for Covid patients across three regions of the city.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 claims over 425,500 lives in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll reached 425,540 on Tuesday, after the Ministry of Health reported 2,311 more deaths from the pandemic in one day.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dr Reddy's to manufacture baricitinib for Covid treatment
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreement with Eli Lilly and Company for the manufacture and commercialization of baricitinib in India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Now Lenovo skips physical Mobile World Congress amid pandemic
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) After Samsung, consumer electronics major Lenovo has announced not to attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in-person in Barcelona this year.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 dead after consuming spurious liquor in UP
Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Five persons have died and seven have been hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in Ambedkar Nagar district on the Azamgarh border.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN announces compensation for doctors' families
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday announced Rs 25 lakh compensation to the families of 43 doctors who had lost their lives while on Covid-19 patient treatment duty.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
This was the hardest: Guardiola on City's Premier League triumph
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City won their third Premier League title under manager Pep Guardiola and their fifth overall and the Spaniard said that this one has been the toughest league victory yet because of the conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP police officer gets PETA award for feeding animals
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lucknow, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, has been conferred the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India Award in appreciation of his efforts to feed animals during the lockdowns.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fuel prices rise for third day, closing on Rs 100/lt in Mumbai
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Maintaining its rising trend, fuel prices increased for the third day in a row on Wednesday as state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates of petrol and diesel by 25 paise per litre each in the national capital.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex down 400 points; banking, oil & gas stocks fall
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing over 400 points.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Belgium introduces 'summer plan' to ease Covid-19 lockdown
Brussels, May 12 (IANS) Belgium will relax coronavirus lockdown measures on June 9 after a gradual "summer plan" was introduced by the Consultative Committee, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said at a press conference on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung, Sony, Hitachi invest in UK healthtech firm Huma
London, May 12 (IANS) Samsung, Sony and Hitachi have invested in UK heathtech company Huma Therapeutics Limited in its latest Series C funding round with financing of approximately $130 million, the company said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
About 70 migrants brought to Malta after rescue
Valletta, May 12 (IANS) A group of around 70 migrants were brought to Malta after being rescued to the south of the island on Monday night following a distress call, a spokesperson from the Home Affairs Ministry said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Body of rocket attack victim from Kerala to be brought home
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, will be brought to her home, said relatives and authorities.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security
Apple stopped over $1.5B in potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Apple protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions on its App Store, preventing the attempted theft of their money, information and time and kept nearly a million risky new apps out of their hands last year, the company has announced.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Zareen Khan on playing a gay character: Just had to be honest to emotion of love
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Zareen Khan plays a homosexual woman in the recently released film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele". While makers were sceptical to cast her in the role initially, the actress says it is not the first time that she has faced such a situation.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh plane carrying China-donated vaccines arrives in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) A special plane of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) carrying the China-donated Covid-19 vaccines and AD syringes landed in capital Dhaka early on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manchester City win 5th Premier League title in 10 years (Ld)
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions once again after Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Instagram lets users list their pronouns on profiles
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to let users add up to four pronouns to their profiles, which they can then display publicly or only to their followers.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 ex-workers sue BAPS in US alleging forced labour
New York, May 12 (IANS) Five men who had worked at a Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple have filed a case in a federal court alleging that they were made to work as "forced labour" in the construction and maintenance of the shrine in New Jersey, according to court documents.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Amitabh Thakur challenges compulsory retirement in CAT
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Former IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur, has challenged his compulsory retirement order in the Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
This UP village has sealed itself to check Covid spread
Bulandshahr (UP), May 12 (IANS) The Parwana village in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh has sealed itself to prevent the spread of Covid infection.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung researcher to lead largest working group in 3GPP
Seoul, May 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that one of its senior researchers will head the largest working group in a global mobile telecommunication standards organisation, boasting of its leadership in the wireless communications sector.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India on Wednesday recorded 4,205 deaths due to Covid, highest till date with 3,48,421 fresh cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
South Australian university reveals mRNA vaccine manufacturing plan
Canberra, May 12 (IANS) Australia could achieve vaccine self-reliance within half a year after the University of Adelaide (UA) revealed a plan to manufacture mRNA vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Goa official defends ivermectin use to combat Covid
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The dean of the state government's apex health facility, the Goa Medical College, has defended the use of ivermectin as a preventive drug for Covid prevention for all persons above 18 year in Goa even as WHO believes otherwise.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 159.3mn
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 159.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.31 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
'ILI'creates scare in UP villages
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) It is now ILI that is creating a scare in Uttar Pradesh villages.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP gets ready with PICU for kids with Covid
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Intensifying the preparations to protect children from the Covid infection, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered special arrangements at hospitals on the lines of ICU to ensure top class treatment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
After Nadda's letter, UPCC chief mounts attack on Yogi govt
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) A day after BJP president J.P. Nadda wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, objecting to 'unwarranted' statements being made by Congress leaders, Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu mounted a vicious attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Financial discipline is must: Ex-Kerala Min Isaac
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Outgoing Finance Minister Thomas Isaac is pretty confident that the state of finances in Kerala is in perfect condition and for the coming one year one needs to have no worries of it.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Floating bodies cremated in UP districts
Ghazipur /Ballia, May 12 (IANS) All the bodies recovered from the Ganga river in Ghazipur and Ballia districts were cremated and investigations have been initiated to find out where the bodies had been immersed in the river.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Driven to extinction in US, scientists favour reintroduction of jaguars
New York, May 12 (IANS) Driven to extinction in the US 50 years ago, now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars there, a group of scientists say.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
Good Samaritans keep hope afloat amid Covid catastrophe
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At a time when the nation is grappling with a relentless second wave of Covid-19, leading to a huge spike in the number of cases and posing challenges to the healthcare system and the administration, some good samaritans have gone out of their way to reduce the burden of pain and hopelessness among society at large.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Call to encourage nursing training at schools (May 12 is World Nurses Day)
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not just rattled lives of millions but has put Indian healthcare machinery under tremendous pressure.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Covid Diary: Being a cremation ground worker amid Covid times
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The shades of dusk are falling -- it is time to exit this space. But people continue to come in with their dead. The quiet synonymous with a cremation ground is replaced by ambulance sirens, relatives in PPE suits and crackling of burning wood.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported Covid cases
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Angelina Jolie admits being picky about dating partners
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie quips she has been single "for a long time" because she is too picky about partners.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel-Gaza violence spirals as Netanyahu vows to intensify attacks
Tel Aviv, May 12 (IANS) Hundreds of rockets were fired upon Israel from Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip throughout Tuesday, as Israel pummelled the tiny coastal territory with airstrikes and the death toll mounted on both sides.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US top health officials urge vaccination at Senate hearing
Washington, May 12 (IANS) US top health officials on Tuesday testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on efforts to combat Covid-19, urging people to get vaccinated.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
One killed in rocket attack near Tel Aviv; airport closed
Tel Aviv, May 12 (IANS) One person was killed on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening after a rocket attack by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Russia urges restraint as Palestinian-Israeli tensions flare up
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on Palestinians and Israelis to exercise restraint and refrain from steps that could further escalate the conflict in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
26 AMU professors die of Covid-19
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At least 44 people, including 26 professors have died at the Aligarh Muslim University after getting infected with the lethal novel coronavirus, within just 20 days, officials said, adding the new variant is suspected to have caused the deaths.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
K'taka warns of action against hospitals over beds
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented second wave of Covid-19 and rge sudden spike cases, Karnataka on Tuesday warned to initiate legal action against all those hospitals that have failed to hand over beds to the government till date.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UN report predicts stronger world economic growth
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) A UN report has revised up the world economic growth as a result of robust rebounds in China and the US but warned against fragilities in other economies in the context of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Manchester City crowned Premier League champions
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were on Tuesday crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Leicester City's 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford here. This is their third title in the last four years.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UN chief concerned about Palestinian-Israeli escalations
United Nation, May 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the serious escalations in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, including the latest escalation in Gaza, which added to the heightened tensions and violence in occupied East Jerusalem, said his spokesman.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Two districts contribute most Covid cases in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) In the last 8 days, more than one third of the active Covid cases in West Bengal have been reported from two districts of the state -- Kolkata and North 24 Parganas -- making them the most affected districts in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
India's tour to Sri Lanka: Increasing Covid cases in island a worry
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) India are to tour Sri Lanka for a short cricket series in July, but increasing Covid-19 cases in that country could worry Indian cricket board. The island nation recorded 2,568 cases on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Covid tally crosses 20 lakh in Karnataka with 480 deaths
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Ranking second after Maharashtra on Covid tracker in the country, total positive cases crossed 20 lakh in Karnataka, with 39,510 new cases in a day, while 480 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
RTI activist now booked for demanding Rs 50L from banquet hall owner
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have registered a case of extortion against RTI activist Harinder Dhingra for demanding Rs 50 lakh from a banquet hall owner three years ago, out of which the accused had extorted Rs 5 lakh from the victim, the police said on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scarlett Johansson to receive Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson will receive the Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards this year.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka sets 24-hr deadline for Cipla, Jubilant for Remdesivir supply
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Given the sudden spike in the demand for Remdesivir antiviral injections amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka on Tuesday directed two global pharma majors -- Jubilant Pharma and Cipla -- to supply the remaining committed quantity of the drug within 24 hours after receiving the notice.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2022 World Cup: FIFA holds meeting on workers' welfare
Lausanne, May 11 (IANS) FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations on Tuesday to discuss workers' welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection with the countrys hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Manchester United extend Cavani's contract
London, May 11 (IANS) Manchester United have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani until June 2022, announced the English Premier League side.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CM's kin arrested in Andhra limestone quarry explosion case
Kadapa, May 11 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police have made one more arrest in connection with their ongoing probe into the limestone quarry explosion in Kadapa district on Saturday that left 10 persons dead.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England cricket board reports big loss in 2020-21 due to Covid-19
London, May 11 (IANS) The raging Covid-19 pandemic caused England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) a loss of 16.1 million pounds in the financial year 2020-21.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ w-k Watling to retire next month, after WTC final vs India
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand Test wicketkeeper Bradley-John Watling, who is part of the New Zealand squad that will travel to England to play two Tests against host and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, will retire after the end of the tour.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Free food to poor from Indira canteens in Bengaluru during lockdown
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Tuesday decided to supply free food to migrants and labourers across the city through its network of Indira Canteens.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh calls Chinese envoy's Quad remarks 'presumptuous'
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) A day after China warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A.K. Abdul Momen, said on Tuesday that the country will take a decision based on a neutral and balanced foreign policy.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Italian Open: Berrettini stretched in opener, Monfils exits
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Less than 48 hours after losing a tough Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev, Italy's world No. 9 Matteo Berrettini was stretched by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-affected opening round of the Italian Open tennis on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Outrage, protests in Bihar over arrest of Pappu Yadav
Patna, May 11 (IANS) Outrage spread across Bihar after Patna police arrested four-time MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) President Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Tuesday for allegedly violating lockdown norms, with leaders of ruling parties joining the opposition in slamming the move.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mumbai City's Ranawade recalls message from Pep
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai City FC defender Amey Ranawade will never forget the day he received a congratulatory message from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he lay in a hospital bed recovering from head injury.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Andhra CM turns to Navy for help with oxygen supply chain
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) At a virtual meeting with the district collectors on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that although the state government may not be directly responsible for the Ruia Hospital tragedy in Tirupati, the unfortunate incident cannot be denied.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka to use ventilators for treating Covid patients
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Ventilators would be used to treat Covid patients instead of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) to reduce demand on the gas due to surge in cases amid the pandemic's second wave, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Assam govt initiates process to give 1L jobs to youth, waive micro-finance loans
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) The Assam government headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday initiated the process to provide one lakh jobs to the unemployed youth of the state and to evolve strategies to waive the loans given by the micro-finance institutions to the rural people.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mohua Moitra should focus on stopping violence against our workers: BJP
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday slammed Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra for making 'misleading statements on the cost of the Central Vista project in the national capital and advised her to concentrate on stopping the political violence unleashed against saffron party workers in West Bengal.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BTS to perform 'Butter' for first time at Billboard Music Awards
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Grammy-nominated South Korean super band BTS is all set to perform their new song "Butter" at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. The group made the announcement on their official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hefazat sub-group 'Manhazi' members trained in Afghanistan
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) Militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the recent unrest in Bangladesh, has a sub-group called "Manhazi", whose members include some "who had trained in Afghanistan", a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Raj announces free ambulance service for Covid patients
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday announced to provide free ambulance service to Covid patients for getting them admitted to the hospitals.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Williamson & Co to leave for England this weekend
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand's Test players, who were in the Indian Premier League, will leave Maldives for England this weekend so as to be able to complete quarantine and practice ahead of the Test series that begins on June 2.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Buffon to end long stay at Juventus
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Gianluigi Buffon, regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, wants to leave Italian league's multiple champions Juventus at the end of this season.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rome Open: Garbine advances to 2nd round before rain stops play
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Spain's world No.12 Garbine Muguruza overcame rain and a last-minute change of opponent as she swept aside lucky loser Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Italian Open tennis here on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Delhi govt to float global tender for vaccines: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In order to meet its target of vaccinating around three lakh people per month in the national capital, the Delhi government will now float a global tender for procuring Covid vaccines, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
O2 plant accounts frozen by Guj govt, Jignesh Mevani to move HC
Gandhinagar, May 11 (IANS) Gujarat's Charity Commissioner has frozen the bank accounts of the NGO associated with independent legislator Jignesh Mevani's oxygen plant project. Mevani and the trust have decided to challenge the order in the high court.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Asha Negi takes a jibe at celebs posing while getting the jab
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) TV star Asha Negi on Tuesday took a potshot at celebrities who make a big deal about posing for videos and pictures while getting vaccinated.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 more Indian Navy ships bring oxygen to K'taka from Kuwait
Mangaluru (Karnataka), May 11 (IANS) Two more Indian Navy ships, INS Kochi and INS Tabar, reached Karnataka's New Mangaluru port with 100 MT of liquid medical oxygen from Kuwait, a defence official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Assam gets first woman Finance Minister
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday allocated the finance portfolio to Ajanta Neog, making her the first woman Finance Minister of the northeastern state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
No Eid prayers in mosques as Telangana closes places of worship
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) There will be no Eid prayers in Telangana mosques as the state government has ordered closure of all places of worship during the 10-day lockdown beginning Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Maha's Covid deaths, cases rise again, state toll crosses 77K
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After a breather of two days, Maharashtra again saw Covid-19 cases and fatalities rise even as the Mumbai situation continued to ease, health officials said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Arshad Madani questions silence of Muslim countries on Israel's oppression
New May 11 (IANS) Maulana Arshad Madani, the President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, has condemned the recent Israeli attack on Palestinians, calling it an act of cruelty and barbarism, as he described the assaults as a serious attack on humanity.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Covid testing, vaccination to continue during Telangana lockdown
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Covid-19 testing and vaccination will continue in Telangana despite the 10-day lockdown which will be coming into force from Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J.Lo spotted with Ben Affleck; actor's buddy Matt Damon wishes they unite
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood star Matt Damon thinks it would be "awesome" if his dear friend, actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck, gets back together with Latina pop superstar Jennifer Lopez.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
First Oxygen Express to Karnataka chugs into Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) The first Oxygen Express to Karnataka with six cryogenic containers chugged into the city's Whitefield railway station, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Don't want to go into 'ugly' details: Pak bowler Amir
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan pace bowler Mohammed Amir has said that if he discloses the circumstances under which he had to quit international cricket, it will get 'very ugly'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Domestic cricket taught me patience, routine: Nagwaswalla
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla, who has been picked as a standby bowler for India's tour of England, has credited domestic cricket for realising the importance of routine and patience.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Oxygen concentrators case: No interim relief to bizman Navneet Kalra
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday declined to grant interim protection from coercive action to businessman Navneet Kalra in connection with a case with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his restaurants.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suspended, murder-accused Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze sacked
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday dismissed controversial suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze - involved in the twin cases of planting a car outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's home and the murder of its owner Mansukh Hiran - from the police force.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Caimi to don Hero MotoSports Team colours this year
Villamartin (Spain), May 11 (IANS) Argentinian rider Franco Caimi is all set to make his debut for Hero MotoSports Team Rally when their Road to Dakar 2022 campaign starts with Andalucia Rally here on Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Krrip Kapur Suri: 'Essaying the role of a villain is one of my fortes'
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Krrip Kapur Suri is all set to unleash a new act of villainy on the small screen. It is an area, he says, is his forte.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Puducherry: BJP equals AINRC's strength after nomination of 3 MLAs
Puducherry, May 11 (IANS) The number of BJP legislators in the Puducherry Assembly has gone up to nine after the Union Home Ministry nominated 3 party leaders as legislators to the House.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
'Dissenter' Azad to head Congress task force on Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Congress has set up a task force on Covid and one of the party's top dissenting voices, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has been appointed as its Chairman.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka launches Oxy Bus service for Covid patients outside hospitals
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Chennai NGO Oxygen on Wheels's playbook, Karnataka on Tuesday launched its own version - OxyBus service - to aid Covid patients during emergencies.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Video analysis helped us: Hockey defender Rohidas
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Indian national hockey team defender Amit Rohidas has credited India's recent success in Europe and Argentina to his side's dedicated training based on inputs from video analysis.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Transfer Covaxin know-how to other players: Andhra CM to PM
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider the transfer of Covaxin know-how to other players in order to accelerate vaccine production.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TN announces some lockdown relaxations
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said fruit sellers were allowed to operate between 6 a.m. to 12 noon like vegetable and flower vendors during the two-week lockdown that began on Monday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Terrorist associate held in J&K, grenades, cash recovered
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) A terrorist associate was arrested in J&K's Kupwara district and incriminating material, including weapons and cash, recovered from his possession, police said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bharat Biotech supplying Covaxin to 18 states (Ld)
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Bharat Biotech has been directly supplying its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 18 states since May 1, the company said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
#IndiaForMothers, an initiative by India Gate and Tisca's Table by Tisca Chopra, supports Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia this Mother's Day (Ld)
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is home to a maximum number of widows and transgenders and we as Indians fondly call them mothers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sonia sets up panel to probe Cong poll debacle
New May 11 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday constituted a committee to investigate the reasons for the party's losses in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Recovery impacted as supply chain disrupted, demand contracts: PHD Chamber
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Re-emergence of Covid-19 cases in India and resultant partial lockdowns and curfews in many parts of the country in April have impacted the pace of economic recovery with disruptions in supply chains and contraction in demand, industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said in its latest research report.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Batsmen couldn't analyse MI's Rahul Chahar in IPL: Sivaramakrishnan
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was impressive in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) because people could not analyse him, says former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Nargis Fakhri's dinner date: When he loves to cook and you love to eat
New York, May 11 (IANS) Nargis Fakhri is currently whiling away time in the Big Apple with boyfriend and American chef Justin Santos, and on Tuesday she uploaded a video where he prepares a sumptuous dinner for her.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4,801 new Covid cases, 32 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Telangana logged 4,801 new Covid-19 cases and 32 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Day after RTI activist's arrest, scribe with fake stamps held in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) A day after the arrest of an RTI activist and his two sons for committing a property loan fraud of over Rs 15 crore, the police in Gurugram on Tuesday arrested a journalist in connection with the case for his alleged role in creating fake documents using fake stamps of a Tehsildar of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portronics launches Wi-Fi LED projector at Rs 19,999
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Domestic consumer electronics brand Portronics on Tuesday launched a new Wi-Fi LED projector -- BEEM 200 Plus -- at Rs 19,999.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Telangana lockdown from Tuesday with daily 4-hour relaxation
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) With pressure mounting from different quarters, the Telangana government on Tuesday decided to impose state-wide lockdown from May 12 (Wednesday) for 10 days to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Test positivity rate drops to 24% in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) The test positivity rate for Covid-19 in Gurugram district has come down to 24 per cent from 41.98 per cent in the past two weeks.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
26 die of oxygen shortage at Goa hospital; CM blames dearth of oxygen truck drivers (roundup)
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Lack of expert drivers manning trucks ferrying oxygen has led to the oxygen shortage crisis in Goa's top hospital, Goa Medical College, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, even as Health Minister Vishwajit Rane claimed that 26 persons died within four hours due to shortage of oxygen at the apex health facility.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana to invite global tenders for Covid vaccine
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to invite global tenders to procure Covid-19 vaccine on a war-footing.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Centre plans expert care for children at govt institutions
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development is engaging with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) with a view to provide expert care to children staying at the government Child Care Institutions (CCI) across the country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boman Irani's message to people who lost near ones: Celebrate their life
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani on Tuesday penned a note in memory of his late friend Phiroze, who passed away a year ago, and shared a message for those who have lost their near and dear ones to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
65 deaths, 4352 new cases in J&K in 24 hours
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) As locals in Jammu and Kashmir defied the lockdown on Tuesday to shop for the forthcoming Eid festival, the Covid crisis also defied official efforts to bring it under control with 65 deaths and 4,352 new cases reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Global cues dent equities, metal stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's benchmark equity indices broke a four-day winning streak on Tuesday as global cues marred investors' sentiments.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covaxin stock for 18-45 of age finished in Delhi: Aatishi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The stock of Covaxin in Delhi for those aged between 18-45 years is completely finished, compelling the state administration to begin shutting down vaccination centres, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Atishi said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
ASUS unveils ROG laptops, accessory lineup
Taipei, May 11 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Tuesday unveiled new products, including the Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptops and its fashion accessory lineup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Eng players will have little appetite for rescheduled IPL: Atherton
London, May 11 (IANS) England players are unlikely to be eager to go back to their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises later in the year if a rescheduled 2021 season is held, said former captain Mike Atherton.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 60% of digital leaders expect change in working patterns
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) More than 60 per cent of digital leaders in Asia-Pacific believe there will be long-term changes to where and how people work within their organisation, according to a new study by global digital infrastructure company Equinix.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Now Google Pay users can send money to India, Singapore
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Google Pay users in the US will now be able to send money to users in India and Singapore, the company announced on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Smart Power India supports 2,412 micro firms with reliable electricity
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Smart Power India said that its Micro Enterprise Development (MED) programme has helped transform 2,412 commercial and micro entrepreneurs in rural India, across the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand as of April, through reliable electricity access.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhuri Dixit is 'back on set', days after second dose of Covid vax
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene on Tuesday took to Instagram to inform fans that she was "back on set".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Babar Azam's ODI exploits get thumbs up from ICC
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) Voting Academy member, Mpumelelo Mbangwa called Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam a 'sight to behold'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Panchayati Raj Ministry urge states to curb Covid-19 in rural India
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Alarmed with the spread of Covid-19 in rural areas, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has written to all state governments to take preventive measures to curb the spread of the pandemic in rural India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No respite in Kerala as 37,290 more cases added, TPR at 26.77%
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) The number of new Covid cases in Kerala continued to surge, as 37,290 people were reported positive from 1,39,287 samples tested in the past 24 hours as on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Prioritise beneficiaries for 2nd dose, reserve 70% vax for them: Govt to states
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Aimed to keep to at least those who received the first dose of vaccine safe from Covid, the Centre on Tuesday directed all the states to ensure a second dose for such beneficiaries, instructing them to reserve at least 70 per cent of the vaccines supplied to them from the government of India channel free of cost.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NBCC submits revised bid for Jaypee Infratech
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) NBCC (India) Ltd on Tuesday said that it has submitted a revised bid for the insolvent Jaypee Infratech.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, two dozen bodies found on Ganga banks in UP's Ghazipur
Patna/Ghazipur (UP), May 11 (IANS) After Bihar's Buxar, around two dozen bodies were found on the banks of the Ganga at adjoining Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
China's warning to Bangladesh's Hasina not to join QUAD may backfire
New Delhi, May 11: China, on Monday warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or QUAD
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK funding to boost climate disaster responses
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The UK on Tuesday announced 12 million pounds in new funding to support developing countries to better prepare for and respond to disasters, including those linked to climate change.
2021-05-11
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Asian smart city startups to soar high by 2025: Report
London/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Smart city startups worldwide are expected to generate $110.7 billion in revenue by 2025, a trifold increase in five years, Norwegian financial services company AksjeBloggen said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Rasika Dugal: I expect people, at least my loved ones, to be there for me
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal expects her loved ones to be there for her in case she needs help, and similarly she would always reach out to them whenever required.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Body-count spurts at Kolkata crematoriums, families wait for over 24 hours
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Geeta Kumar, a resident of Salt Lake in the satellite town of Kolkata, died of Covid-19 on Saturday evening, but her family members had to wait for nearly 29 hours before they could find a slot at a crematorium in Khardah, nearly 20 km from their place, to perform the last rites on Monday morning.
2021-05-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Naveen Kasturia: It takes just one thing to change a mindset
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Naveen Kasturia plays the male protagonist in the upcoming show "Runaway Lugaai", and says that his character shows how it takes one incident to change everything and get out of the rut.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England may field new faces against New Zealand: Giles
London, May 11 (IANS) England may play a number of uncapped players in next month's Test series against New Zealand so as to keep regulars in the squad as fresh as possible for the Ashes that begins in December.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Boy killed in grenade blast in Assam
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy was killed in a grenade blast in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday, police said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Karnataka CM's visit to war room reveals 'patients' occupying beds beyond 20 days, denying genuine patients
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Finally after several people complained about a bed shortage in hospitals, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday directed hospital authorities to take steps to vacate all those patients who are staying in hospitals beyond 20-days.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Samsung loses top spot in 4 Southeast Asian smartphone markets
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Samsung Electronics lost its top spot in four major smartphone markets in Southeast Asia in the first quarter of the year, a report showed on Tuesday, as it faced intensified competition with Chinese brands in the region.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Moody's cuts India growth forecast, warns of severe and prolonged stress
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday revised its India GDP forecast down to 9.3 per cent from 13.7 per cent for fiscal 2021.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pooran, Hetmyer among players retained by Warriors in CPL
St Kitts & Nevis, May 11 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King will be back in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2021 Caribbean Premier League after the franchise announced on Tuesday that it had retained 11 players from the last edition.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lack of long format cricket reason behind Bhuvi's exclusion
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Bhuvneshwar Kumar's exclusion from the Test squad to England may have been surprising but lack of competitive multi-day cricket in recent times is being considered the reason behind Uttar Pradesh seamer not being flown to a country which offers help to his style of bowling.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
#IndiaForMothers supports Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia on Mother's Day
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is home to a maximum number of widows and transgenders and we as Indians fondly call them mothers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Intel's new processors to power gamers, content creators
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) To power laptops for gaming, content creators and business professionals, chip giant Intel on Tuesday launched the new 11th Generation Intel Core H-series mobile processors -- code-named "Tiger Lake-H".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
For 87th birthday, Ruskin Bond curates delictable collection of short stories
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ahead of his 87th birthday on May 19, Ruskin Bond, one of Indias most-loved writers of childrens stories, has carefully curated a mixed bag of 25 of his most cherished stories in a new book, "All Time Favourites for Children", (Puffin), interspersed with excellent and quirky artwork that will evoke a range of emotions, not only among the young but also across a spectrum of readers
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Paresh Barua's return may be new Assam CM Sarma's top priority
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) With the ULFA decimated by desertions and deaths of fighters in action, the new BJP government in Assam may push hard to bring elusive guerrilla leader Paresh Barua to the table.
2021-05-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hansal Mehta says his family is 'hopefully on the road to recovery'
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Tuesday took to Twitter to inform that six people at home, including himself, who have been battling Covid-19, are hopefully on the road to recovery. The director further informed that his son was critical but he was helpless as he himself was also battling the virus.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MPs open 9 Covid care centres in Delhi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) As part of the 'Sewa Hi Sangathan' campaign, two BJP MPs from the national capital have opened more than half-a-dozen Covid care centres across the city.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hyundai to provide 'Medicare Oxygen' equipment to states most affected by Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India's philanthropic arm - Hyundai Motor India Foundation - on Tuesday announced its CSR project 'Back-to-life'.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Goa Opposition questions use of ivermectin drug as Covid-prevention measure
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Opposition in Goa on Tuesday has questioned Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over the approval of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin for preventive treatment of Covid, after World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan tweeted against using the drug without clinical trials.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Hussey tests positive for Covid-19 again
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has tested positive for Covid-19 again.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chennai Corporation hands over 300 oxygen concentrators to govt hospitals
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has handed over 300 oxygen concentrators to the government hospitals in the city for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft way back to Earth with asteroid sample
Washington, May 11 (IANS) After nearly five years in space, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the US space agency said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Neetha Shetty: Working during this situation is quite stressful
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Neetha Shetty has been playing a cop in quite a few shows lately, and her new outing sees her solve a mysterious death in a haunted setting.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Geojit to provide 3-in-1 account service to PNB customers
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Financial Services major Geojit has entered into an agreement with Punjab National Bank (PNB) to provide new services to the latter's customers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP lashes out at AAP govt over health infra in Delhi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The BJP claimed on Tuesday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi did not increase the number of ICU beds, nor did it purchase new ventilators in the last one year.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Appavu likely to become the next Tamil Nadu Speaker
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK is likely to nominate Radhapuram MLA M. Appavu as the Assembly Speaker.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
With record 108 Covid deaths on Tuesday, Andhra on the edge
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh continues to reel under the impact of covid, with the state reporting an all-time high death toll of 108 deaths on Tuesday. The covid tally also continues to hover above the 20,000 mark, with 20,345 new cases reported in the 24 hours ending 10 am, Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Godrej Consumer Products names Sudhir Sitapati as next MD & CEO
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) announced on Tuesday that Sudhir Sitapati will join the company as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from October 18, 2021.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Damoh bypoll loss sparks factionalism in BJP in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, May 11 (IANS) The BJP's defeat in the Damoh bypoll and the action taken against those involved in anti-party activities have increased factionalism in the party. As a result, social media has become a battleground for the warring factions.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
When Bobby Deol's sunglasses became a fashion trend
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol has fond memories of his debut film "Barsaat", which released in 1995. Looking back, he recalls how a casual accessory he wore in one of the songs of the film went onto become a fashion trend.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity MFs' net inflows at over Rs 3K cr in April: AMFI
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Equity-linked mutual fund schemes saw a net inflows of over Rs 3,437 crore in April, as per the data furnished by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Plea against Central Vista work 'sheer abuse of law': Centre to HC
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Centre told the Delhi High Court that the petition filed before it against the work on both sides of Rajpath under the Central Vista Redevelopment project was an attempt to stall the project under the garb of "public interest".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nadda's letter to Sonia Gandhi sign of arrogance: Congress
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of being "arrogant", soon after BJP President J.P. Nadda shot off a letter to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi, and said that raising issues and making suggestions to the government on the pandemic is the duty of the opposition parties.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varsities must ensure safety before holding online exams: UGC
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid the current coronavirus crisis across the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said universities must take care of the on-ground situation before deciding on holding online examinations.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Raveena Tandon: Didn't know I'm going to miss work so much
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon on Tuesday took to social media to share that she misses going to work. She posted a few stills from her last day of shoot for the upcoming crime series "Aranyak", which happened not long ago in February.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded without visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday due to delay in visa process.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi's positivity rate falls below 18%, reports 12,481 new cases
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, the national capital reported 12,481 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 12 and the daily positivity rate dipping below 18 per cent for the first time since April 14.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vehicular movement drops at Tamil Nadu borders
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) With lockdowns announced in neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka too, vehicular movement in Tamil Nadu's border areas has come down.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal urges Centre to allow more firms to manufacture vaccines
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic across India with a continous increase in demand for vaccines, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Centre to allow more pharmaceutical firms to manufacture vaccines for India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Release Rs 60 cr for sports varsity construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to immediately release the sanctioned amount of Rs 60 crore for the first phase construction of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU) in Patiala.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Politics
Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi among top 10 cities with 24% Covid cases
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Ernakulam and Nagpur are among those top 10 cities in the country which account for 24.44 per cent of total active cases.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Karishma Kotak on shooting for Yasser Desai's music video in London
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Karishma Kotak recently shot for a song with singer Yasser Desai on the streets of London and, being on home turf in the UK Capital city, she says she could show around the crew, too.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana CM opens 150-bed Covid care centre in Sirsa
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday virtually inaugurated a 150-bed Covid care centre at Baba Tara Charitable Hospital and Research Centre in Sirsa town. In the centre, ventilator beds have also been installed.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries outnumber new cases in India after 61 days
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in 61 days, recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, providing some relief to the country which is reeling under the raging second wave of the pandemic for some time now.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded due to lack of visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday since the Russian hasn't got a visa yet. The squad includes 13 shooters, who will attend an Olympic camp in the European country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'High spirits' in Hyderabad after lockdown announcement
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Within minutes of the Telangana government announcing a 10-day lockdown from Wednesday in view of surge in Covid-19 cases, hundreds of people queued up at liquor shops in Hyderabad.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle Khanna shares what new normal is like
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Twinkle Khanna on Tuesday gave a glimpse of the new normal in her life, stating that the balcony was turning into a forest and the children were becoming masked superheroes.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K LG announces relief measures for families who've lost loved ones to Covid
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to mitigate the suffering of families who have lost their loved ones to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
90% feel video calls help them combat loneliness: Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Around 90 per cent of respondents feel that video calls have helped them to combat feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic, a report said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Drew Barrymore urges all to give to Priyanka Chopra's Covid relief fund for India
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood star Drew Barrymore has urged everyone to contribute towards Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas' Covid-19 relief fund for India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IOC to 'work with full engagement' towards safe Olympics
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will continue to "work with full engagement" towards a safe Olympics, an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua.
2021-05-11
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Robbing a bus to be with wife, driver held after covering 4 Kerala districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) It was nothing daring, but certainly an enterprising way to be with his wife. Dinoop, 30, stole a private bus parked at the bus stand near Kozhikode on Saturday night. He went on to cover four districts in Kerala, but on Sunday morning failed to convince the police who stopped him at the famed Kumarakom tourist destination.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Police won't baton-charge people, assures K'taka Home Minister
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) A day after several instances of crude policing methods were reported on social media sites, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday directed the police to exercise restraint while enforcing Covid lockdown measures across the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
OYO app to show vaccination status of hotel staff
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Hospitality major OYO on Tuesday said that consumers will now be able to know the vaccination state of the staff of its partner hotels.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
T'gana innovation cell, Kautilya School create social innovation ecosystem
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) has entered into an agreement with the Kautilya School of Public Policy (KSPP), and Gitam deemed University, to enable a conducive administrative and regulatory environment for social innovation to flourish in the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Business/Economy
Oxygen tanker leaks near Goa hospital, one injured
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) One person received minor injuries due to leakage of an oxygen tanker at a South Goa hospital on Tuesday, an official said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mika Singh: Get off social media and help people
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mika Singh feels people ought to stop indulging in Twitter sermonising and do some actual work if they want to pitch in with help amidst the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Agra's 'good Samaritans' extend help to reduce Covid-19 agony
Agra, May 11 (IANS) Not deterred by "sarkari" gaps and flaws in the Covid-19 containment strategy, a large number of volunteers and philanthropists in the Taj city have been extending a variety of services to comfort victims and their family members.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dhawan could lead India in Sri Lanka white-ball series
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan could lead an India side for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July as the Indian cricket board looks to form a white-ball squad in the absence of top players who will be busy in England for Test matches at the time.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
10-day lockdown in Telangana from May 12
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana cabinet on Tuesday decided to impose state-wide lockdown from May 12 (Wednesday) for 10 days to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Leipzig seek maiden title to end Nagelsmann era in German Cup final
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) Julian Nagelsmann will have one last chance to finish his term at RB Leipzig with a first-ever major title for him and the club when they face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Chennai corporation to rope in 2,000 more volunteers
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation reeling under the spike in Covid-19 cases over the past few days is planning to rope in 2,000 more volunteers to the existing 2,000 who are monitoring the number of cases, discharge from hospitals and their primary contacts.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM flags off two oxygen tankers, airlifted by IAF
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday flagged off two tankers from the Chandigarh International Airport that were later airlifted by an Indian Air Force (IAF) cargo plane for bringing medical oxygen supply to Haryana.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Katy Perry unfazed by Luke Bryan's criticism of her leg hair
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry is unfazed by Luke Bryans jibe at her leg hair. The mother of one has shared a video on Instagram Story, of country music star Bryan trolling her about leg hair.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Flipkart to ramp grocery ops for contactless doorstep delivery
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Domestic e-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Tuesday announced strengthening of its grocery supply chain infrastructure to provide its customers safe and seamless access to ordering daily essentials through quick and contactless doorstep delivery.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Aussies in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris
Male (Maldives), May 11 (IANS) Nearly 37 Australian cricketers, officials and coaches were rattled by the sonic boom of Chinese rocket debris that crashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Anand, 4 other GMs to play exhibition matches for Covid relief
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Vishwanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters (GM) will play simultaneous online exhibition matches against other chess players on Thursday to raise funds for Covid-19 relief in the country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sameera Reddy's tips to tackle post-Covid weakness
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Sameera Reddy on Tuesday took to Instagram to share a few tips on how to battle the weakness that follows after a person recovers from Covid-19. The actress recently tested negative after battling the virus over a few days last month.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Free online learning platform by professionals turns boon for students
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Necessity is the mother of invention is the common saying, but for Satish, Sherry, Feroze and Shyam, presently in Thrissur, Muscat, Boston and New York respectively, founded GrainEd as a not-for-profit organization in 2016 to impart online education by working professionals and not by professional teachers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National
'Free jabs, rapid testing must to fight Covid in rural India'
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Free or subsidised testing, treatment and vaccination along with the provision of uninterrupted essential health services is essential to fight Covid-19 in rural India, public health expert Poonam Muttreja said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Footage emerges of woman being pushed onto Dublin train track
Dublin, May 11 (IANS) A footage is doing the rounds on social media of a group of youths pushing a woman onto train tracks in the Irish capital city Dublin, triggering widespread calls for bringing the perpetrators to justice, according to a media report.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Ireland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Solar PLI scheme to benefit incremental demand till FY30: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Centre's solar modules manufacturing production linked incentive scheme will benefit incremental panels demand till FY30 said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China's intent to study bioweapons reopens Covid origin controversy
New Delhi, May 11: Recent findings in a report in an Australian daily has yet again reinforced the call that international investigators must dig deeper to rule out whether Covid-19 is a made-in-China bioweapon.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Equity MFs' net inflows at over Rs 3k cr in April: AMFI
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Equity-linked mutual fund schemes saw a net inflows of over Rs 3,437 crore in April.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bajwa emerges peacemaker after surprise landing in Kabul
New Delhi, May 11: Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process with all stakeholders.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
18 foreign O2 plants, 3.4L Remdesivir dispatched to States
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Global aid comprising 8,900 oxygen concentrators, 5,043 oxygen cylinders, 18 oxygen generation plants, 5,698 ventilators or BiPAP and more than 3.4 lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered to States and UTs so far to strengthen their Covid-19 response.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines detects 2 cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 11 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Tuesday its first two cases of the new Covid-19 variant first detected in India.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
11 killed in Russia school shooting (Ld)
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj door to door survey: 7L show fever, cold and cough symptoms
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) As Rajasthan has already crossed the mark of two lakh active cases, over 7 lakh patients in the state have been identified with the symptoms of fever, cold and cough during door to door campaign and medicines are being provided to them, said Secretary, medical and health, Siddharth Mahajan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Big B recites father's poem to encourage Covid warriors
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday took to social media to encourage Covid warriors at a time when India is fighting the deadly second wave of the virus. In a video he tweeted, Big B recites a Hindi poem penned by his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
44 attorneys urge Facebook to drop 'Insta for kids'
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) A coalition of 44 US attorneys general signed a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook not to launch "Instagram for Kids", citing mental health and privacy concerns.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
India have all bases covered for WTC final: Parthiv
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India have all the bases covered for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, said former wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Parthiv said that the fact that a batsman like KL Rahul is not finding a place in the squad shows how strong the batting lineup is.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aahana Kumra backs Find A Bed initiative for Covid-affected
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra has extended support for an initiative that aims at providing a one-stop solution to locate a bed at a Covid centre. The movement, named Find A Bed, has been initiated by over 20,000 students across 160 cities and Aahana is its cause ambassador.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kashmiris defy logic & lockdown, throng banks, markets
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) How seriously have Kashmiris taken the fast spreading Covid-19 infection? Well, long queues of people outside banks and in markets have betrayed all public seriousness towards the officially announced corona curfew in the Valley.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccine stock will last for 2-3 days in Delhi: Kejriwal (Ld)
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that vaccination drive is in full swing at nearly one hundred centres across the national capital, however, the available stock will last for two-three days only.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bombay HC should probe O2 shortage, take over Covid management: Goa Health Minister
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa should probe the alleged lack of availability of oxygen at Goa's top hospital, the Goa Medical College (GMC), and the Court should take over Covid management at the health facility, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
TN, UP, Delhi's vax share lower than Raj, Guj, Maha's: Emkay Global
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are getting lower share of vaccine than their need as against Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra which are getting more, said integrated securities company Emkay Global Financial Services.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Raj woman tehsildar performs last rites of Covid+ woman as kin stay indoors
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The fact that Covid-19, besides killing humans, is killing humanity and human sentiments too was proven in Sikar district when the mortal remains of a woman, who died of Covid, lay outside her house for five hours awaiting her final rites but none of her family members or village people came out.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
TN Chief Secretary warns officials from buying his books to please him
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu who has also authored several books on Tuesday said the School Education Department has been told by him not to buy his books on any count.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Global cues subdue equities; IT stocks fall (Ld)
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's benchmark equity indices traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Tuesday on the back of weak global cues.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Our fast bowlers enjoy each other's success: Shami
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mohammed Shami says that the camaraderie that exists between him and the rest of the fast bowlers is key to the success of India's pace unit.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UK Parliament to reopen after local elections
London, May 11 (IANS) The UK Parliament is set to reopen on Tuesday after last week's local elections in England, Scotland and Wales.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
IDBI Bank board to consider raising equity capital on May 15
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The board of IDBI Bank will consider the proposal to raise equity capital through various modes in its meeting on May 15.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Policeman killed in California shooting
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) One policeman was killed and another was injured in a shooting incident in California's San Luis Obispo city, authorities have confirmed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town reacts with shock over dead bodies floating in Ganga
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have expressed shock at dead bodies found floating in the Ganga river in Bihar, amidst the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bahraini Prince scales Mt. Everest
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) An expedition team consisting of Bahraini Prince Sheikh Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa successfully scaled the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest on Tuesday, according to officials.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Israel, Hamas exchange attacks amid surging tensions
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Israel launched new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, and the Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the coastal enclave, unleashed fresh rocket attacks against the Jewish state overnight and on Tuesday, in one of the worst escalations between the two sides in recent years.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Govt ready for another cut in import duty on steel to tame prices
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The government has proposed to slash import duties on steel items further bringing it to zero or near zero levels to provide relief to MSMEs, which have been hit hard by the high cost of raw materials amidst the raging pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
48 Gurugram RWAs keen to open small Covid care centres
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) Following the guidelines given by the Gurugram district administration to open small Covid care centres in the residential society premises, around 48 Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) in Gurugram have expressed a desire to open a Covid centre in their residential societies.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National
Nothing brand to debut with Ear 1 earbuds: Carl Pei
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Nothing Technologies, the newly-launched venture of OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, on Tuesday announced that the first product from the company will be an earbuds called Ear 1, that aims to create a niche space in the highly-competitive earphones market.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
WHO warns against use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A day after Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit Rane recommended ivermectin to all above 18 to combat Covid in the state, the World Health Organisation on Tuesday has warned against its use.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Iran begins candidates' registration for presidential polls
Tehran, May 11 (IANS) Iran's Ministry of Interior Affairs on Tuesday has officially started the registration of candidates for the country's 13th presidential election.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Konkona gets the vax, shares tips on how to get slot on CoWin site
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sensharma shared on Tuesday that she has taken the first vaccine for Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
73% Australians support mandatory Covid vaccination
Canberra, May 11 (IANS) Seventy-three per cent of Australians would support a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for work, study, and travel, a survey conducted by two universities revealed on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Bridegroom performs newly-wed wife's last rites in Bihar
Munger (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Happiness over a newly-wed couple's marriage in Bihar's Munger district turned into gloom when the bride lost her life within six hours of solemnising the marriage. As a result, the bride's body was taken for cremation on Monday morning from her in-laws' house with the husband performing her last rites.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National
US fuel pipeline partially restored after cyber attack
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The operator of the US' Colonial Pipeline, which is the largest refined-products pipeline in the country, said that one of its lines has been partially restored after it was forced to shut down due to a cybersecurity attack on May 7.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tom Cruise returns Golden Globes to join protest against HFPA
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes to join the protest against the Hollywood Free Press Association (HFPA), the organisers behind the awards.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Bombay HC slams DMs for modifying its direction on Covid negative certificate
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Tuesday slammed the district administration for modifying its order on making Covid negative certificates mandatory for persons entering the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National
S.Korean intel chief leaves for Tokyo to meet Japanese, US counterparts
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Park Ji-won, South Korea's intelligence agency chief, left for Tokyo on Tuesday to meet his Japanese and US counterparts.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
No shortage of ICU beds, lockdown effective: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) With the national capital witnessing a dip in Covid cases on May 9 and 10 from the record high since the last few days, the state administration on Tuesday claimed that there is no dearth of ICU beds in the hospitals.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM Modi, Bhutanese PM Tshering discuss Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday discussed Covid-19 pandemic's impact on both the countries and their efforts against the recent wave of the virus.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telangana HC questions stoppage of ambulances from Andhra
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Tuesday pulled up state authorities for stopping ambulances carrying Covid-19 patients from Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
9 killed in Russia school shooting
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) At least nine people, including children, were killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday after two individuals opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that one of the suspects was arrested.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident