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Bengaluru Metro Rail won't function on weekends till May 4
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) After Karnataka tweaked its Covid weekend guidelines for the third time, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Friday announced that there would be no services on Saturdays and Sundays.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Aussie Green gets first full contract after India show
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) All-rounder Cameron Green has been elevated to his first full contract following his fine performance against India in the four-match Test series last summer, as Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced the list of 17 players to be offered national contracts for the 2021-22 season.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
RBI okays Atanu Chakraborty as part-time Chairman of HDFC Bank
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Atanu Chakraborty as part-time Chairman of HDFC Bank.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chandigarh cancels weekend lockdown
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Friday decided to cancel the weekend lockdown this time, besides deciding not to go for a weeklong shutdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Kings win toss, elect to bowl against MI
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians (MI) here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chhattisgarh ex-minister starts free Covid care centre
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Former Chhattisgarh Minister and senior BJP leader Brijmohan Agrawal has set up a 200-bed Covid care centre near the state capital providing free treatment to the patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
In dire need of oxygen for 160 Covid patients, says ISIC
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) in Delhi's Vasant Kunj became the latest government and private hospitals in the capital to flag the dire need of oxygen for its admitted patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
First in NE, double mutant Covid strain detected in Assam
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Assam, samples of the double mutant variant of novel coronavirus have been found at the Dibrugarh Airport, the first such detection in the northeastern region, officials said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Martian subsurface has ingredients for present-day microbial life
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The Martian subsurface might be a good place to look for possible present-day life on the Red Planet, according to a study.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Neha Kakkar out to lose lockdown kilos
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Popular singer Neha Kakkar on Friday revealed how she keeps up with workout sessions and keeps the lockdown weight in check.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Spotify to launch rival podcast subscriptions to Apple: Report
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) Following Apple's announcement of paid subscription podcasts, Swedish music streaming service Spotify is planning to introduce a paid podcast subscription service, where it will not take a cut of revenue unlike Apple, the media reported.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Abdul Wahab, Brittas and Sivadasan elected to RS from Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) The three candidates in the fray to the three Rajya Sabha seats that fell vacant from Kerala were declared elected by Assembly Secretary S.V. Unnikrishnan Nair on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jofra Archer ruled out for 2021 IPL
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) and England fast bowler Jofra Archer will not travel to India for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mamata accuses Centre of diverting oxygen supply to Bengal
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Central government of diverting the oxygen supply meant for Bengal to the other states, which will create shortage of oxygen in the state, jeopardising the treatment of Covid patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russell hits the right tones after his smashing 54
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) allrounder Andre Russell's blistering half-century (54 off 22 balls) against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) may not have won his team the match, but his fans were overjoyed with his performance.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Novel malaria vaccine shows 77% efficacy
London, April 23 (IANS) A novel malaria vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77 per cent in its Phase 2 trials.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
CJI asked me whether SRK would want to mediate Ayodhya title dispute: SCBA chief
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Vikas Singh on Friday said the outgoing Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde asked him to ask Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, if he would be interested to participate in mediation in the Ayodhya title dispute.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Struggling RR, KKR in crucial clash (Preview: Match 18)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Beleaguered Rajasthan Royals (RR), who are stuck at the bottom of the points table, will face Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday night.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Panasonic acquires Girish Rishi-led Blue Yonder for $7.1B
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Panasonic on Friday announced it has acquired supply chain and AI software provider Blue Yonder, founded in 1985 and led by CEO Girish Rishi, in a $7.1 billion deal.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Japan,Business/Economy,Technology
Sidhu questions Amarinder for 'evading' responsibility in sacrilege case
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) In a first veiled attack directly aimed at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his former Cabinet colleague and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday questioned him for 'evading' responsibility as the Home Minister during the 2015 sacrilege case.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Goa lowers price for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) The Goa government on Friday lowered the existing capped price for Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals from Rs 10,000 per day to Rs 8,000 per day for treatment in a general ward.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
This human molecule is helping Covid virus escape antibodies
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A natural molecule called biliverdin present in human body is helping SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, escape antibodies - a discovery that can help explain why some Covid patients become severely ill despite having high levels of antibodies against the virus, report researchers.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sonu Sood arranges airlift for critical Covid patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood has arranged for a 25-year-old critically ill Covid patient to be airlifted in an air-ambulance from Nagpur to Hyderabad for treatment.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Continuing testing even after jabs may curb outbreaks
New York, April 23 (IANS) As the SARS-CoV2 -- the virus behind the Covid-19 infections -- is evolving rapidly and producing new variants, continuing testing of immunised individuals will be important to help mitigate future outbreaks, say researchers.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Despite pandemic, Kaziranga attracts 2 lakh tourists in 6 months
Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic, the resultant economic fallout and the ensuing restrictions could not foil the spirit of around two lakh tourists, including 570 foreigners, from visiting the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNP & TR), considered as one of the best conserved wildlife reserves in India.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Andhra HC halts govt's plans to sell lands in Vizag
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday halted the state government's plans to sell government lands in Visakhapatnam.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Punjab to hold virtual celebrations of 400th Prakash Purab
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to hold virtual celebrations to kick off the 400th Prakash Purab of Guru Tegh Bahadur from April 28 amid the uncertain situation resulting from the continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
TN Chief Minister requests PM to allot 20 lakh doses of vaccine
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send 20 lakh doses of vaccine for the state, as This is at least 10 days stock so that vaccination drive is not affected.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Be strict with hoarders of essential medicines: PM to States
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested the States to deal strictly with hoarding and black marketing of essential medicines and injections. Chairing a meeting of Chief Ministers of high burden states, Modi said that the Railways and the Air Force have been deployed to reduce travel time of oxygen tankers. The Chief Ministers of 11 states and Union Territories which have reported the maximum number of cases recently were present at the meeting.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP BJP MLA succumbs to Covid-19
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Ramesh Chandra Diwakar succumbed to Covid-19 in Meerut on Friday. He was 56.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kartik Aaryan posts first picture after 'Dostana 2' controversy
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan on Friday shared his first picture on social media after his controversial exit from Karan Johar's upcoming production "Dostana 2".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Need to be patient to survive in international hockey: Xess
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) India hockey defender Nilam Sanjeep Xess said on Friday that the competition for a place in the team was so fierce that he might have to wait for some more time to add to the 14 caps he has earned so far.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Zydus receives emergency use approval for Covid drug 'Virafin'
Ahmedabad, April 23 (IANS) Zydus Cadila on Friday announced it has received restricted Emergency Use Approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for the use of antiviral 'Virafin' in treating moderate Covid-19 infection in adults.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Health/Medicine
Guardiola thanks Kohli for RCB jersey
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that it may be time for him to learn the rules of cricket after being sent a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) jersey by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise's captain Virat Kohli.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
More oxygen, Remedesivir needed to control Covid: Yediyurappa to PM
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure supply of 1,471 tonnes of oxygen per day and two lakh dose of Remdesivir for next 10 days.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bollywood mourns demise of actor Amit Mistry
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities took to social media on Friday to mourn the untimely demise of actor Amit Mistry, who succumbed to heart attack in the city.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amarinder seeks Centre-state parity on vaccination for 18+ group
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Terming the new vaccination policy for the 18-plus age group as unfair to the states, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sought Centre-state parity in vaccination for that age group from May 1, while calling for urgent steps to ensure adequate oxygen supply.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Padikkal has class and ability to play all formats: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal has the ability to play for India in all formats of the game, said former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Virat Kohli to create short videos for fans on social media
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli says that he is gearing up to share more of himself in short video format on social media, to have authentic conversations with fans globally.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chennai has less takers for vaccine despite high-profile campaign
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has failed to achieve the target of 60,000 vaccinations a day it has set for itself, with the city's people not showing much interest in inoculating themselves.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Debina Bonnerjee urges all to donate plasma
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee encourages her fans to donate plasma, since plasma therapy is proving to be an effective way to combat Covid-19.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Specially abled AIIMS staff helping patients in testing times
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Santdev Chauhan is an employee in AIIMS for the last 25 years and is working day and night to help the poor during this pandemic. He is facilitating the treatment of the people coming to AIIMS from far flung areas.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SUV-bizman murder cases: NIA nabs 3rd cop, gets 5-day custody (Ld)
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency on Friday arrested Mumbai Police Crime Branch inspector Sunil Mane in connection with the twin cases of a SUV planted near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran's murder, official sources said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kejriwal apologizes for live telecast of PM-CMs meet on Covid-19
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to follow the government protocol when the latter's office did a live telecast of the internal meeting on tackling Covid-19 on Friday between the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers of different states. Kejriwal later apologized for his act after Modi expressed displeasure.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tara Sutaria's 'beloved Insta family' grows to 6 million
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Tara Sutaria on Friday garnered six million followers on Instagram. She thanked her "beloved Insta family" and asked them to be safe, well and happy.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra industries minister tests positive for Covid-19
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala's Left, Congress attack Modi govt's 'flawed' vaccine policy
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Both the traditional rivals in Kerala's political rubric, the ruling Left and the Congress-led Opposition, on Friday launched attacks on the vaccine distribution policy of the Narendra Modi government, terming it "flawed".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Puducherry bans sale of liquor after 2 p.m. from April 26 to 30
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) As part of containing the second wave of Covid-19 ,the Union Territory of Puducherry has banned the sale of all liquor including arrack, toddy and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) in bars and toddy shops from 2 p.m. onwards from April 26 to 30.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nine empty oxygen tankers airlifted to Odisha from Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Nine empty oxygen tankers from Telangana were airlifted to Odisha on Friday to bring back oxygen faster to the state for supply to hospitals treating Covid patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Shreya Ghoshal: I urge everyone to meet people only if unavoidable
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Singer Shreya Ghoshal on Friday urged people to stay at home at a time when India is struggling to contain a raging second wave of Covid-19 and witnessing a large number of deaths daily.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Japan declares Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday declared a state of emergency over Covid-19 in the national capital Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Saw hills, even guns in background, says outgoing CJI on virtual hearing
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Sitting on a bench in the Supreme Court for one last time, outgoing Chief Justice of India (CJI), S.A. Bobde, said on Friday that he did his best and also recalled his experience of virtual court hearing when he took up cases through video-conferencing for a large of part of his tenure.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 4.47 mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, April 23 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,476,121 as of Friday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Punjab to recruit 400 nurses, 140 medical technicians
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) To strengthen the state's healthcare capabilities amid the Covid surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered immediate recruitment of 400 nurses and 140 technicians to the government medical colleges, while directing the department to expedite the medical college projects approved.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Spring in SRH's steps after maiden 2021 IPL victory
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) There is spring in the steps of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) after their nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 21.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Over 100 illegal immigrants drown off Libyan coast: Report
Tripoli, April 23 (IANS) More than 100 illegal immigrants have drowned when their boat capsized off Libyan coast, Eugenio Ambrosi, chief of staff of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), revealed later on Thursday.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Son Sanjeev on father Shravan Rathod: He was our strength and role model
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Sanjeev Rathod, son of late music composer Shravan Rathod, has opened up on the vacuum left by his father's untimely death to Covid. Sanjeev is Covid positive, too, and currently hospitalised, while Shravan's other son Darshan Rathod performed the late composer's last rites in the city on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SpaceX Crew-2 launches 4 astronauts to space station
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The SpaceX Crew Dragon has successfully launched its second flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, US space agency NASA said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Das, Deepika enter Archery World Cup final
Guatemala City, April 23 (IANS) Olympian Atanu Das and wife Deepika Kumari will compete in the individual men and women's recurve finals on Sunday in the Archery World Cup Stage 1.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Guatemala,Sports,Other Sports
OPPO to launch new 5G phone on April 27
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Chinese smartphone brand OPPO on Friday announced that it is all set to launch a new 5G-ready smartphone -- A53s 5G -- in India on April 27.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covishield offers protection from 'double mutant', says CCMB
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Covishield vaccine offers protection from double mutant variant of novel coronavirus, shows a study by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
15 killed in bus-truck collision in South Afghanistan
Qalat (Afghanistan), April 23 (IANS) A total of 15 people were killed and eight others injured as a mini-bus collided with a truck coming from opposite direction in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province on Thursday, provincial police chief Mohammad Wais Samimi said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Afghanistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mi India unveils flagship 75-inch Mi QLED TV
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Smartphone and TV brand Mi India on Friday launched new flagship 75-inch Mi QLED TV that comes with 97 per cent screen-to-body ratio at Rs 1,19,999.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Manipur court verdict on 'protecting' seven Burmese refugees
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has ruled in favour of extending protection and preventing deportation of seven Burmese refugees, posing a big question on the Centre's policy to stop the influx of people from the neighbouring Myanmar in the wake of military repression there after the February 1 coup.
2021-04-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shami's lengths affected when he bowls in death overs: Sehwag
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Fast bowler Mohammed Shami tends to lose his length while bowling in the death overs in T20s which makes him less effective as compared to Jasprit Bumrah, said former India batsman Virender Sehwag.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
World Book Day: Kajol reveals what reading means to her
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Kajol spoke of why it is important to keep reading, on the occasion of World Book Day on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mango museum to come up in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Mango, the king of fruits, will soon have its own museum.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Centre supplying drugs in biased manner, alleges Rajasthan govt
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The Rajasthan Government has come out openly accusing the central government of adopting a biased attitude in supplying life saving drugs to the desert state as the COVID numbers surge each day, raising the demand for Remdesivir and oxygen in the state.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Won't be surprised if Padikkal plays in all formats for India: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that he won't be surprised if he sees Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Devdutt Padikkal playing for India in all formats.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
East Jerusalem clashes leave over 100 injured
Jerusalem, April 23 (IANS) Scores of people have been injured in clashes in East Jerusalem between far-right Jewish activists, Palestinians and Israeli police.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj CM for uniform pricing of Covid vaccines, writes to PM
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to adopt a uniform policy for vaccinating people above 18, 45 and 60 years of age.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Provide vaccines to states at central govt rates: Baghel
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a meeting with the Prime Minister has urged that vaccines to states should be given at the rates of the Centre.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi crematoriums operate at maximum level to keep up with rising deaths
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Rahul came to Nigambodh Ghat on Friday for funeral of her sister who was eight months pregnant. She died due to Covid related complications in LNJP. The family hails from Paharganj, New Delhi and was at the ghat for the funeral.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Allu Arjun doesn't tweet about something unless he really likes it: Allu Sirish
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Actor Allu Sirish says it was a special moment when his elder brother, Telugu star Allu Arjun, praised him on social media for his work in his debut Hindi music video "Vilayati sharaab". Sirish cherishes his brother's compliment all the more because Arjun is known to be a man of few words.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shastri hails 'student' Padikkal and 'master' Kohli
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal's performance in Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Education programme, university cricket important for India (Column: Close-in)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become the most important cricket tournament for Indian cricket and cricketers. Performance in the league can make or break the career of a cricketer.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Capitals urge Covid-19 survivors to donate their plasma
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Alarmed by the rate of Covid-19 spread across the country, the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Capitals (DC) launched a campaign on Friday for people, who have recovered from the disease, to come forward and donate their blood plasma.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gurugram hospital asks Centre for uninterrupted oxygen supply
Gurugram, April 23 (IANS) Amid the rising number of Covid patients in Gurugram, the city's Artemis hospital on Friday appealed to the central as well as the Haryana governments to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Chandrababu Naidu demands immediate release of arrested TDP leader
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Supremo and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday demanded the immediate and unconditional release of party leader and former minister Dhulipalla Narendra Kumar.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Four types of Covid-19 strains circulate in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, April 23 (IANS) Four types of Covid-19 strains are circulating in Kyrgyzstan, the country's Ministry of Health said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Health/Medicine
Delhi has only 25 ICU beds, hospitals overburdened with patients
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The national capital is grappling with not only oxygen shortage for Covid patients admitted in over one hundred hospitals, but also with short supply of ICU beds including in some big Covid-19 dedicated hospitals.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Samson needs to lead from the front with bat: Gavaskar
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has to be consistent instead of performing well early in the season and then fizzing out, said former India captain Sunil Gavaskar.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Amid Covid surge, 180 weekend weddings allowed at Kerala temple
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Even as Covid cases in Kerala continue to surge, the state authorities under pressure from various quarters decided to allow 180 weddings scheduled at the famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple near Thrissur district on Saturday and Sunday amid strict Covid-19 protocols.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Sam Smith' new tattoo honours their non-binary identity
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has honoured their non-binary gender identity with a tattoo on the arm.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Philippines logs 8,719 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 980,000
Manila, April 23 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday 8,719 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the Southeast Asian country to 979,740.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Were planning a grand comeback, but suddenly Covid crushed our dreams, Nadeem on Shravan
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) One of the most successful and equally controversial music director duo of Nadeem-Shravan finally 'separated' as Shravan Rathod(67) who tested Covid positive, last week, passed away on Thursday night in Mumbai. Speaking from London, Shravan's senior partner Nadeem Saifi, said, "The news of Shannu's death has left me devastated. For a grand comeback, we were planning a world tour, since last year..but destiny had something else in store for me. It has suddenly crushed our dreams ..forever."
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
What's behind India's massive Covid surge
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Emergence of particularly infectious variants, a rise in unrestricted social interactions, and low vaccine coverage could be an unfortunate confluence of factors behind the unprecedented surge of coronavirus cases seen in India, according to a report.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SC: Smooth oxygen supply was intent, never stalled Covid hearing before HCs
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed dissatisfaction at the accusations levelled at its move to redirect to itself all Covid-related cases, which were being by various High Courts across the country.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC intervention wrong on Covid: Congress
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day after the apex court heard the Covid situation in the country, the Congress has said its wrong that the Supreme Court has intervened in the matter.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Palghar hospital fire kills 13 Covid patients; Prez, PM, CM express grief (2nd Ld)
Palghar, April 23 (IANS) At least 13 patients including 6 women perished in a major fire that broke out in a private Covid hospital in Virar town of Palghar district of Maharashtra, around 80 kms north of Mumbai, early on Friday, officials said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fix oxygen price in the national capital: BJP to Delhi Govt
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP on Friday demanded the Delhi government should fix oxygen prices in the national capital as patients are forced to buy it at exorbitant rates.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Army rescues passengers stranded in snow at Khardung La
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Army troops of the Siachen brigade launched a rescue operation to extricate civilians stranded due to heavy snowfall near Khardung La Top in Ladakh, officials said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
RBI directs banks to halve dividend payouts amid 2nd Covid wave
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed the banks to restrict dividend payouts to 50 per cent in a bid to conserve capital and stay resilient.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gurugram hospitals directed to reserve beds for Covid-19 patients
Gurugram, April 23 (IANS) In view of the shortage of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients in Gurugram, Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg has directed all hospitals to increase the number of beds reserved for Covid patients to "at least 60 per cent of beds under the general category and 75 per cent of the total capacity of ICU and ventilator beds".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
ASUS launches new business laptop in India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Focussing the business professionals, Taiwanese technology giant ASUS on Friday launched a new laptop -- ExpertBook B9 (B9400) -- for India market.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia back on 'Choti Sarrdaarni'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia will be back on the show "Choti Sarrdaarni", in her popular avatar of Meher.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
This woman librarian walks 4 km a day for doorstep delivery of books
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) K.P. Radhamani, a 64-year-old woman, works as a librarian at Mothakkara in Kerala's Wayanad district. What makes her unique is that she walks 4 km everyday for home delivery of books.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National
Woman, security guard killed, 17 injured in Dhaka fire (Ld)
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Two persons, including a security guard, were killed and at least 17 including three firefighters were injured in a fire at a six storied building in Dhaka, that was housing a chemical warehouse located in density populated Armanitola area. The incident took place at around 3 a.m. on Friday when the devotees were having food for fasting on Muslim holy month Ramadan.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Bandish Bandits' actor Amit Mistry dies of cardiac arrest
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Amit Mistry passed away on Friday due to a cardiac arrest in a hospital in the city. He was in his mid-forties.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Axar recovers from Covid-19, joins DC squad
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel has recovered from Covid-19 and joined the Delhi Capitals (DC) squad in Mumbai, the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
The future is unmanned
The manned fighter aircraft is dead!
2021-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Opinion/Commentary
9 killed, many missing as jeep falls in Ganga near Patna
Patna, April 23 (IANS) Nine persons were killed after a jeep plunged into the Ganga river from the Pipa bridge in the Danapur police station area adjacent to state capital Patna on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
German Cup final to be played without fans
Berlin, April 23 (IANS) The German football federation (DFB) confirmed on Friday that the domestic Cup final on May 13 in Berlin will be played behind closed doors.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Other Sports
39 La Liga clubs condemn formation of Super League
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Thirty nine clubs in the Spanish Football League (La Liga) issued a statement to condemn the plans for a European Super League, involving Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Wasteful Atalanta settle for 1-1 draw against Roma
Rome, April 23 (IANS) Atalanta created many chances against Roma in Serie A but only left Olimpico Stadio with one point.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Covid: 29 deaths, over 6k cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) The death toll due to Covid-19 in Telangana continued to rise as 29 more people succumbed to the virus, the highest single-day fatalities since the pandemic broke out last year.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Zomato CEO says no DRHP with SEBI yet, as firm plans IPO
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal on Friday refuted a report claiming the company is likely to file its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), as the food delivery platform plans an initial public offerings (IPO) this year that has left millions devastated in the second lethal Covid wave.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kathmandu Connection: Cop 'n' gangster drama with few twists (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
Kathmandu Connection (series on SonyLIV); Cast: Amit Sial, Aksha Pardasany, Anshumaan Pushkar, Gopal Datt, Vikram Singh Sodha, Zakir Hussain; Direction: Sachin Pathak; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2021-04-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unsavoury allegations, Salve withdraws as amicus from Covid hearing
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Senior advocate Harish Salve on Friday sought Supreme Court's permission to withdraw as amicus curiae from the suo motu case to distribution of essential supplies and services, including oxygen and drugs, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases hit record high, total surpasses 50K
Bangkok, April 23 (IANS) Thailand's total Covid-19 cases have surpassed 50,000 as a record of 2,070 new infections were recorded on Friday, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-04-23
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine
When children try to revive a forest
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Clouds peck on vapour in the noonday sun/A day will come when rocks will/disappear/I want to save some rock/seeds against that time/If mountains moved, theyd take a/thousand years for each step/The step/would be no bigger for a mountain than/a step for an ant.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
UP: Cremation grounds expand as Covid deaths mount
Lucknow/Varanasi, April 23 (IANS) Over the years, these cities have swelled in size but their cremation grounds have not - not till the second wave of pandemic arrived a few weeks ago.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Fast shrinking Covid beds keeps Chennai health authorities worried
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The health authorities are worried over the huge surge in the number of Covid cases in Chennai with the city accounting for a majority of the infections in the state, recording 33 out of the 59 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Remdesivir shortage, doctors fear black marketing
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Remdesivir, a key drug in the fight against Covid and for treating pulmonary complaints, is in short supply in Tamil Nadu and doctors fear that the drug is in shortage following deliberate attempts by a section of the people to hoard the medicine.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sunidhi Chauhan doesn't like to segregate independent and film music
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Singer Sunidhi Chauhan established her brand name with numerous Bollywood hits, and she feels people need to stop dividing music into Bollywood music and independent music.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mi 11 Ultra SuperPhone with pro-grade camera now in India (Ld)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Smartphone and TV brand Mi India on Friday launched premium Mi 11 Ultra (5G) smartphone with worlds first triple pro-grade camera set up (50MP+48MP+48MP), fastest 67W charging and Harmon Kardon speakers in India.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Major donor's link to slave trade, London biz school to change its name
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Come September, the London-based business school Sir John Cass Business School or Cass Business School will be renamed as Bayes Business School, the school said in a statement.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
People are dying, SC chides TN govt for not opening Vedanta plant
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday expressed its dissatisfaction with Tamil Nadu government's stand that the Vedanta's oxygen plant cannot be reopened due to potential law and order problem.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid situation in Andhra under control: Official
Amaravati, April 23 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Principal Secretary (Medical, Health and Family Welfare) Anil Kumar Singhal has said that the Covid situation in the state is under control.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bar orders restricting Remdesivir sales within producing states: TN CM to Modi
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that the orders of individual states restricting sales of Remdesivir within the state where it is manufactured should be barred.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mi India brings Mi 11 Ultra with pro-grade camera to India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Smartphone and TV brand Mi India on Friday launched premium Mi 11 Ultra (5G) smartphone with worlds first triple pro-grade camera set up (50MP+48MP+48MP), fastest 67W charging and Harmon Kardon speakers in India.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sony is bringing 1080p support for PlayStation Now
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Sony will begin rolling out 1080p support for its PlayStation Now cloud streaming service starting this week.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Japan,Technology
Telangana Minister KTR tests positive for Covid
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Telangana's Minister for information technology and industry K.T. Rama Rao has tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Empty oxygen tankers airlifted from Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Empty oxygen tankers from Telangana were airlifted to Odisha on Friday to bring back oxygen faster to the state.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Nepal's Covid-19 toll reaches 3,117 with 5 more deaths
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Nepal on Thursday reported five more Covid-19 related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 3,117. The country also recorded 2,365 new cases and 63 antigen positives.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Covid infection raised mortality risk during pregnancy: Study
New York, April 23 (IANS) Women, who contracted Covid-19 during their pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus, according to a worldwide study of 2,100 women.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Royal textile heritage reinterpreted in upcoming digital exhibition
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) A series of installations and traditional textiles, presented by Karkhana Chronicles-II in collaboration with the royal families of Indore, Kathiwada, Bhavnagar and Mysore, will be launched on Saturday. Opening a conversation around India's textile heritage, the project draws its inspiration from the artisanal workshop or 'karkhana' -- a timeless site of creativity and innovation that distinguishes India's rich textile heritage.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Seven inspiring sustainable stays in India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) Earth Day 2021 was celebrated yesterday and instead of reminiscing about the trips you have taken in the past twelve months, for many it is a time to reflect on how future travels can have a more positive impact, both on the environment and on local communities.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
SUV-bizman murder cases: NIA nabs 3rd crime branch cop
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency on Friday arrested a Mumbai Police Crime Branch inspector Sunil Mane in connection with the twin cases of a SUV planted near the home of industrialist Mukesh Ambani and Thane businessman Mansukh Hiran's murder, official sources said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
AIIMS discontinues contract tracing of exposed HCWs
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Citing insufficient resources, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital has decided to test only symptomatic Health Care Workers (HCWs).
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Max (Saket) receives Oxygen supply, waiting for more
New Delhi April 23 (IANS) After waiting for hours, Max Hospitals group received oxygen supply for Max (Saket) hospital from INOX on Friday morning. "We have received emergency supplies at Max Saket and Max Smart which will last for another 2 hours," the hospital said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
False sense that pandemic was over behind fresh Covid peaks
New York, April 23 (IANS) It is not herd immunity that is causing fresh peaks in Covid caseloads in several countries, including India, but a time-dependent social activity and changing people behaviours due to pandemic fatigue that is causing the lethal second wave of infection and deaths, novel research has revealed.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid survivors at high risk of death, serious illness: Study
New York, April 23 (IANS) Covid-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalised -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus, a large study claimed.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Instagram is bringing ads to Reels
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) Facebook-owned short video-making app Instagram Reels is bringing ads to Reels in few countries, including India.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RR need to improve overall performances: Sangakkara
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) team director Kumar Sangakkara said that the team needs to improve on overall performances and execute their plans better.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Singapore bars long-term pass holders, visitors from India
Singapore, April 23 (IANS) All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have travelled to India within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore, as the country goes on "heightened alert" against Covid-19.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
75 years of union achievements sought to be taken away: AIBEA's Venkatachalam
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The growing individualism or self-interest against common welfare in a free market economy, large number of employee retirements, lower number of recruitments, general disinclination of the young staff towards union are some of the challenges that the unions have to face, said C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA).
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
New titles to read this World Book Day
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) From navigating career misadventures in the corporate world, to building a personal brand or navigating one's own thoughts and feelings on the prolonged 'new normal', here is a list of titles to choose from, while you stay at home.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Prithviraj' maker Chandraprakash Dwivedi: I enjoy entering unknown worlds of great heroes
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for his TV series "Chanakya", is currently busy with his upcoming historical film "Prithviraj" that stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role. Dwivedi says he has based his film's storyline on the epic poem "Prithviraj Raso".
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ICMR grants permission for drone trial to deliver vaccine
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has granted permission for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand: FM
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China is ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand and help the Southeast Asian country completely to beat the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Just wanted to bat as long as possible: Padikkal
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Devdutt Padikkal was the more aggressive batsman for much of his unbeaten 181-run partnership with Virat Kohli against Rajasthan Royals but he said that it was just a case of the pair complementing each other well.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Caring for your liver during Covid-19
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) Liver disease is a serious concern in India with more than 10 lakh cases being reported every year. Late diagnosis often leads to detection of the condition when it is at end-stage or liver cirrhosis has occurred, during which time it is difficult to treat and it could lead to death, says Rajiv Lochan, Lead Consultant -- HPB and Transplant Surgery, Aster RV Hospital.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
6 ways buying organic can help save the planet
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) You may feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of slogans and labels on eco-friendly living without really understanding the need to go organic. Here's a way to connect the dots between choosing to buy organic and saving the planet: simply put, inorganic ways of growing produce and manufacturing put a tremendous strain on the earth's resources, often damaging and depleting them completely.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'New virus strains more infectious but fatality rate not so dangerous'
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Even as India records the highest ever surge in Covid cases, the country's top virologists and medical experts say that new strains of coronavirus are not so dangerous as perceived by many.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
At 280M, Snapchat now has more users on Android than iOS
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) Popular photo sharing platform Snapchat reached 280 million daily active users (DAUs) in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 51 million or 22 per cent year over year, and it now has more users on Android than iOS.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
India using Afghan soil to carry out terrorism in Balochistan: Pak Prez
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan President Arif Alvi has said that India is using Afghanistan's soil to carry out terrorist activities in Balochistan.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Another grim record, India reports 3.32L cases and 2,263 deaths
Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India reported yet another grim milestone of highest number of daily new Covid-19 cases. A total of 3,32,730 Covid cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to health ministry data released on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Top 40 firms line up to hire Masters' Union B-School students
Gurugram, April 23 (IANS) Masters' Union Business School's first batch of 65 students have found placements in over 40 top firms, in sectors such as consulting, private equity, venture capital, product management, data sciences and marketing.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Haryana,Health/Medicine
Equity indices flat, metal stocks rise
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices pared initial losses on Friday morning to turn flat.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours, pushing down the mercury by several notches, the weather office here said on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Canada announces suspension of flights from Pak, India
Ottawa, April 23 (IANS) Canada's government said that it would temporarily bar passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days starting on Thursday as part of stricter measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Jaideep Ahlawat: Actors face self-doubt once a day
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Jaideep Ahlawat says he goes through self-doubt almost every day and that every actor faces such a situation at least once in a day.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
We've been raised to 'save for tomorrow, not experience today': Kubbra Sait
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) For 'Sacred Games' actor Kubbra Sait, the idea of success is much beyond 'gaadi, bangla and bank balance' (car, house and bank balance), the concept of success is purely based on the larger emotion of happiness. In a new Audible podcast, the quirky actor revealed her three secrets to success -- one of them being, 'get lots of sleep'!
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
'Age of Anxiety' a timely book in midst of pandemic
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) What does it mean when someone says they have anxiety? "I'm stressed and nervous all the time, do I have anxiety"? "Will I ever get better?" Is this the "Age of Anxiety?"
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Pak reports 144 new Covid deaths amid alarming virus surge
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan is enduring another tough week as the country reported 144 new coronavirus deaths, raising the total death tally to 16,842 nationwide on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Oxygen to be sold in UP on doctor's prescription only
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has now made a doctor's prescription mandatory for buying oxygen or refilling cylinders.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US-India clean energy partnership to show world how to align climate action, development
New York, April 23 (IANS) The India-US climate partnership launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden aims to show the world how to combine rapid action against climate change with economic development, according to a joint statement by the two countries.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Maximum, minimum temperatures drop across J&K
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Rain and light snowfall occurred in J&K and Ladakh on Friday, bringing down the day and night temperatures in both the union territories.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Oxygen & ICU bed shortage causing deaths: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has stepped up attack on the centre for Covid management. He said that many deaths have been caused due to shortage of Oxygen and ICU beds.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Human to cat transmission of Covid virus found in UK
London, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have now documented human-to-cat transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, that occurred during the pandemic in the UK, with the infected cats displaying mild or severe respiratory disease.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Web series on Osho's first secretary Ma Yoga Laxmi in works
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A web series currently in the works aims at narrating the story of Ma Yoga Laxmi, the first secretary of controversial spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh also known as Osho. The script will be based on author Rashid Maxwell's book "The Only Life: Osho, Laxmi And A Journey Of The Heart."
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IPL table: RCB solidify top spot, RR rooted to bottom
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) continued to remain on top of the IPL table after recording their fourth consecutive win of the season.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
This UP bizman refills oxygen cylinders at Re 1
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) At a time when oxygen cylinders are hard to come by and the few that are available, are being sold for as much as Rs 30,000 in the black market, this information comes as a pleasant surprise.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Harshal cements position at top of Purple Cap table
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fast bowler Harshal Patel may have given away a whopping 47 runs during their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals but his three wickets have helped him get to 12 scalps for the season and solidify his place at the top of the Purple Cap table.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
After oxygen alarm, Ganga Ram Hospital receives fresh supply
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) After Sir Ganga Ram hospital raised an alarm for oxygen shortage, a fresh consignment arrived at the hospital on Friday morning. A truck loaded with oxygen by INOX reached at the around 9.30 a.m. on Friday morning, the hospital authority said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha Covid hospital blaze toll climbs to 13 (Ld)
Palghar, April 23 (IANS) At least 13 patients including 6 women, perished in a major fire that broke out in a private Covid hospital in Virar in Palghar district of Maharashtra, early on Friday, officials said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Apple won't charge apps providing online classes, events till Dec 31
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid the ongoing pandemic, Apple has announced not to charge iOS apps providing online classes and group events until December 31, 2021,
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Chennai reports 33 of 59 Covid deaths in single day
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) With the Covid-19 cases mounting in Tamil Nadu and the state recording 12,652 fresh cases on Thursday and 59 deaths, Chennai region continues to be the worst hit with 3,780 fresh cases and 33 of the 59 deaths recorded in the city.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
4 held for black marketing of Remdesivir in UP
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Four persons, including two doctors, were arrested in Uttar Pradesh for black marketing and hoarding of Remdesivir, a key drug used in the treatment of Covid patients.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Italy's Covid indicators improving ahead of curbs lifting, experts urge caution
Rome, April 23 (IANS) Italy continued moving toward next week's planned easing of coronavirus restrictions as data from the Ministry of Health showed a gradual decline in infection and mortality rate.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Security forces detect and defuse IED in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted on Friday when the security forces detected an improvised explosive device (IED) in J&K's Pulwama district.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
OMCs keep petrol, diesel prices static as global crude stable
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Friday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Who will it be in Kerala -- Chandy or Chennithala?
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) With May 2 fast approaching, when votes will be counted in Kerala, it's all happening as the rival factions have in all earnestness started to do what they know best to rally behind two times former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and present Leader of Opposition and former Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BJP MLA asks govt to acquire SII, compares Poonawalla with dacoit
Gorakhpur, April 23 (IANS) Radha Mohan Das Agarwal, a senior BJP MLA from Gorakhpur, has compared Serum Institute of India (SII), CEO, Adar Poonawalla with a 'dacoit' and also asked the government to 'acquire' the company under the Epidemic Diseases Act.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
1 killed, 14 injured in Dhaka chemical warehouse fire
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) One person was killed and 14 others were injured as a fire broke out at a chemical warehouse in the old part of Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka early on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Engineers trick Tesla car to drive on Autopilot sans driver
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) As Tesla faces several fatal crashes in the recent past that has put its Autopilot mode in scrutiny, engineers at Consumer Reports engineers have easily tricked a Tesla Model Y to drive on the electric carmakers driver assistance feature, without actually anyone in the drivers seat.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Amid Covid wave, Goa's five municipal councils go to polls
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Amid a severe spike in Covid-19 cases in the state, voting is underway for elections to five municipal councils in Goa.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 19 new Covid-19 cases, all imported
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 19 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Centre requests states to vaccinate bankers, insurers on priority
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The central government has written to all the state governments and union territories (UT) requesting them to have special arrangements to vaccinate bankers and insurers.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Facebook to use your feedback to rank content in News Feed
San Francisco, April 23 (IANS) Facebook has announced to incorporate more feedback into its News Feed ranking and starting this spring, the social network is expanding its work to use direct feedback from people who use its platform to understand the content people find most valuable.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
14 UP cities to get 700 e-buses this year
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to operate 700 electric buses in 14 major cities of the state in order to bring down pollution levels.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Act against hospitals denying cashless claims to Covid patients: IRDAI
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) India's insurance sector regulator has directed general and health insurance companies to take action against hospitals if they don't provide cashless facility for Covid-19 claims.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
On India's request for vaccine raw materials, US says first obligation is to Americans
New York, April 23 (IANS) It is in the world's interest that Americans are vaccinated and the US has to first to take care of the requirements of its own people, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price has said about Washington's restrictions on exporting raw materials for making the Covid-19 vaccines.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP BJP sets up helplines for Covid patients
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit has decided to ramp up relief measures by setting up helpline numbers in every district where people can contact for medical aid at local level.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid positive woman ends life by suicide in UP hospital
Jhansi (UP), April 23 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman, undergoing Covid treatment at the ICU in Jhansi Medical College, died after jumping from the fourth floor of the ward.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Probe ordered into five Covid deaths in Aligarh hospital
Aligarh, April 23 (IANS) As many as five Covid patients lost their lives at a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh in the wee hours of Thursday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
25 Covid patients die in Ganga Ram Hospital due to oxygen shortage
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Around 25 Covid-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the hospital authority said here on Friday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi govt does away with referral system for admission of Covid patients
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has finally succumbed to public pressure and has done away with the referral system for admission of Covid patients in hospitals.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Divya Dutta: My audio book is about my first book 'Me And Ma'
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) For actress Divya Dutta, losing her mother was what made her pen her thoughts in her debut novel "Me And Maa". She launched an audiobook version of her work recently.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cuba registers record 1,207 Covid-19 cases in one day
Havana, April 23 (IANS) Cuba on Thursday registered 1,207 new Covid-19 infections in one day, the highest recorded daily figure, bringing the tally to 97,967 cases, the Ministry of Public Health said, adding that there were also another 12 deaths, for a total of 559.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
States should form committee to negotiate vax price: Chidambaram
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday termed the vaccine policy regressive and asked the states to form committees to negotiate price of the vaccines.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 144.3mn
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 144.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.06 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Phalodi betting market predicts 170 seats for BJP in Bengal
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) At a time when the nation is fighting a tough battle with second wave of COVID pandemic and opposition is seen attacking the Modi Government left, right and centre, punters in Phalodi, a town known for its strong betting prediction in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, are confident of BJP getting around 170 seats in West Bengal.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Paper tales
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) He calls the art of cutting paper meditative. He smiles that whenever he starts doing that, it is tough to take him away.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Zach Braff opens up about 'Scrubs' movie
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Zach Braff, who is known for playing John "JD" Dorian in the popular sitcom "Scrubs", said while there is no plan of a reboot of the show yet, talks of a film version with actor Donal Faison is very much on.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Senate passes bill targeting anti-Asian hate crimes
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill combating surging hate crimes against Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Russia upholds int'l cooperation to address climate change: Putin
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country advocates stepping up international cooperation in searching for effective solutions to the problems of global climate change.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
10 perish in Maha Covid hospital ICU blaze
Palghar, April 23 (IANS) At least 10 patients suffocated to death and several others injured in a massive fire that broke out in a Covid hospital in Virar early on Friday, officials said.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EU countries agree on technical elements of Digital Green Certificate
Brussels, April 23 (IANS) European Union (EU) members states' representatives have agreed on the technical specifications for the implementation of the Digital Green Certificate, the European Commission said in a press release.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Elizabeth Olsen didn't want to be linked to Mary-Kate, Ashley Olsen
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who is part of the show "WandaVision", said that she wanted to change her surname initially, so people didn't associate her with her famous sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US House passes bill granting Washington, DC statehood
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The US House voted to pass a bill that would make Washington, D.C. the nation's 51st state, a Democratic priority that will face an uphill battle in the Senate for final passage even as the party controls both chambers of Congress.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
IMF chief urges "robust" price on carbon to fight climate change
Washington, April 23 (IANS) International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva called for a robust price on carbon to fight climate change, warning that without it, "we will not reach our climate stabilization goals".
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Developed nations should contribute more to tackle climate change'
United Nations, April 23 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on developed countries to contribute more to defeating climate change during a US-hosted virtual event.
2021-04-23
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hong Kong's jobless rate retreats from 17-year high
Hong Kong, April 23 (IANS) Hong Kong's jobless rate declined in the first quarter of this year as the pressure on the labor market began to ease due to an abating Covid-19 epidemic, official data showed.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
'India to support B'desh in its current vaccination drive'
Dhaka, April 23 (IANS) Amid global crisis of vaccine, India will cooperate Bangladesh to continue its current vaccination drive by trying its best to supply Covid-19 vaccines, said Indian envoy in Dhaka Vikram Doraiswami.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Zimbabwean president takes 2nd Sinovac vaccine dose
Harare, April 23 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa tooko his second dose of the Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccine in the town of Kwekwe, Midlands Province, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Health/Medicine,Politics
India to import oxygen generation plants, containers from Germany
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid reports of shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of Covid across the country, India will be importing oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany to cater the shortage.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Amid reports of oxygen shortage, DDMA asks bureaucrats to ensure supply
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid flood of complaints regarding oxygen shortage by over a dozen hospitals, including government-run hospitals, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has appointed two senior bureaucrats as nodal officers to ensure smooth movement of tankers and facilitate oxygen supply to the city hospitals.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kenya's tourism revenues down by 80% in 2020 amid Covid-19
Nairobi, April 23 (IANS) Kenya tourism sector revenues declined by 80 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019 when the country realised 162 billion shillings ($1.5 billion), a government official said.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
New Covid cases spike to 25,795 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) Riding on the pandemic's second wave, a record 25,795 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, with Bengaluru accounting for 15,244 of them, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Natarajan ruled out of IPL due to injury: Reports
Chennai, April 23 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad's (SRH) India pace bowler T Natarajan, whose participation in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) was hampered by a sore knee, has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
K'taka identifies 2 cremation grounds on outskirts of B'luru
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) A day after crematorium staff complained about dead bodies lining up even at the midnight, and fatigue, Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Thursday said that government has identified a four-acre land in Tavarekere in Bengaluru western suburb which will be opened for cremation of Covid-19 dead bodies.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Yediyurappa appeals to people to follow all Covid protocols
Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday made an emotional appeal to the people of the state to follow all the curfew norms and Covid safety protocols.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Amid Covid surge, YSRCP defers mega job fair in Andhra
Visakhapatnam, April 23 (IANS) Senior YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and Rajya Sabha member V. Vijayasai Reddy said on Thursday that a proposed mega job fair in Andhra Pradesh has been postponed amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Pondicherry University shut for 5 days amid Covid spike
Puducherry, April 23 (IANS) Faced with a sudden upsurge in the number of Covid infections among the staff, students and faculty, the authorities of Pondicherry University on Thursday decided to close the campus for five days from April 23 to April 27.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Education
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) BJP Lok Sabha MP from North East Delhi, Manoj Tiwari, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Art up for mangroves
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Biodiversity by the Bay launched a series of artworks by six leading artists for #MakeArtforMumbaisMangroves on World Earth Day today (April 22). The artists include Nayan Shrimali & Vaishali Chudasama, Svabhu Kohli, Anjali Mehta, Mira Malhotra, Afrah Shafiq and Michelle Poonawalla. This artistic intervention aims to raise awareness of Mumbai's unique ecosystems especially its wetlands and mangroves.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,National
Missing the first match really hurt me: Padikkal
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal, who scored unbeaten 101 off 52 balls to lead RCB to a 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, expressed relief on getting back to big scores after recovering from Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Bengaluru zoo to shut during weekend curfew
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) The Bengaluru zoo in the Bannerghatta Biological Park would remain shut during the weekend curfew on April 24-25 and May 1-2, to contain the virus spread, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Centre allows feasibility study of delivering Covid vaccine via drones
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Centre has granted conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Pradesh logs 10k infections, active tally at 66k
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 10,759 new Covid-19 cases, raising the overall tally beyond 9.97 lakh, while the state's active cases reached 66,944.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Stay calm like Dhoni, says Olympic-bound sailor Saravanan
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Vishnu Saravanan, one of the three sailors who recently qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, says staying calm like former India cricket captain MS Dhoni will be key during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi records highest-ever Covid-19 deaths, positivity rate at 36.24
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) There seems no respite for Delhi from coronavirus as it recorded the highest-ever daily death toll at 306, while equally alarmingly, the city's positivity rate stood at 36.24 per cent, meaning every third person who underwent the test was infected, according to Delhi government's health bulletin late on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Bollywood mourns demise of composer Shravan Rathod
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bollywood actors, musicians and filmmakers took to social media on Thursday night to express shock and mourn the demise of music composer Shravan Rathod of the popular Nadeem-Shravan duo. Shravan breathed his last in Mumbai around 9.30 pm on Thursday. The renowned composer succumbed to Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
First get your maiden ton, then show generosity: Kohli to Padikkal
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli revealed his mid-pitch conversation with fellow opener Devdutt Padikkal as the youngster neared his century against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night. Kohli said he had to convince the left-hander to go for his 100 even though he wanted the skipper to finish off things quickly.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Padikkal, Kohli power RCB to 10-wicket win over RR
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) openers Devdutt Padikkal and skipper Virat Kohli for once put AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell to the background as they put up a record 181-run opening stand to help their franchise script a 10-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Centre allots 25K vials of Remdesivir to Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers on Thursday allotted an additional 25,000 vials of anti-viral drug Remdesivir to Karnataka for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Shravan Rathod, of composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passes away
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shravan Kumar Rathod, of the popular music composer duo Nadeem-Shravan, passed away on Thursday. He was suffering from Covid-19 and was admitted here at Raheja Hospital in Mahim.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tea crop prospect looks bleak in Assam, Bengal: Industry body
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) The crop prospect in the current season for the tea industry in Assam and West Bengal looks bleak due to the drought-like situation prevailing in both the states, a leading industry body said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Don't panic, intensifying Covid prevention measures: AP minister
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas on Thursday said that there was no need for people to panic even as the coronavirus second wave is raging.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gurugram runs out of ICU beds, only 22 beds with oxygen support available
Gurugram, April 22 (IANS) With the alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, hospitals in Gurugram are running short of beds for Covid patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat now sees 13,105 Covid cases, 137 deaths
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) Breaking all previous records, Gujaraton Thursday saw 13,105 new Covid cases, taking its tally to 4,53,836, while the death toll climbed to 5,877 as 137 more succumbed.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
79% turnout in 6th phase of Bengal polls amid stray incidents of violence
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Though there were some sporadic incidents, but in an overall peaceful day of polling on Thursday, 79.09 per cent votern turnout was recorded for the sixth phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal till 5 pm, with people from 43 constituencies across four districts exercising their franchise.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kohli becomes first to reach 6,000 runs in IPL history
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first batsman to get to 6,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Mamata suspends all poll meetings citing EC order, Covid surge
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cancelled his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday for reviewing the prevailing Covid situation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also announced the cancellation of all her pre-scheduled poll meetings in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Oxygen stock running out as more critical Covid patients: Ganga Ram Hospital
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With 510 Covid patients admitted of which 142 are on high flow oxygen support, the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday raised another SOS for immediate oxygen supply - for the second time in days.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SAI coach suspended for allegedly molesting minor
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has suspended a coach who was allegedly involved in molesting a minor he was training.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ellen DeGeneres to narrate, execute-produce wildlife show
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Multiple Emmy Award winner and celebrated talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will lend her voice as narrator to a documentary titled "Endangered". She also executive-produces the show.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I try to make use of the small window I get with bat: Cummins
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) pace bowler Pat Cummins, who hit a swashbuckling unbeaten 66 off 34 balls against Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League on Wednesday, says batting lower down the order makes him hit big shots and score quickly as there is a very small window to perform.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka to buy 1 crore doses of Covid vaccine
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka would procure 1 crore doses of Covid vaccine to inoculate adults in the 18-44 years age group from May 1, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Maha reports 568 Covid deaths for 2nd day, toll crosses 62K
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) For the second day running, Maharashtra reported record number of Covid deaths with its overall toll racing past the 62,000-mark, with a spike in the number of active cases as the state entered a tougher phase of lockdown from tonight, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sufficient stocks of Covid-19 medicine available: TN
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Assuring sufficient stock of Covid-19 medicines, Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan on Thursday said the government has sanctioned Rs 61 crore for maintaining the Covid Care Centres in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccinating everyone above 18 to cost just 0.36% of GDP: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Vaccinating everyone above 18 in the phase III of the inoculation drive will cost only about 0.36 per cent of the GDP, ratings agency India Ratings and Research said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Vanessa Hudgens wants to sing for Ashley Tisdale's daughter
Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens cannot wait to meet her former co-star Ashley Tisdale's four-week-old daughter Jupiter.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Emirates to suspend flight services to India from April 24
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Dubai-based airline Emirates will suspend flight services to India from 11.59 p.m. of April 24.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pakistan reminds India to appoint counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has once against called on the Indian side to cooperate with its courts and appoint a counsel for Kulbushan Jadhav to implement the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Rufy Khan enjoys directing more than acting
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor-director Shahnawaz Baqal, or Rufy Khan, who was seen in the film "Nautanki Saala", says he enjoys directing more than acting.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana poll panel to go ahead with ULB elections
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) The Telangana State Election Commission on Thursday made it clear that it will go ahead with the conduct of elections to two municipal corporations and five municipalities on April 30.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Abhishek Bajaj plays a character opposite in nature in 'Your Honor' 2
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bajaj plays a character that is absolutely his opposite in nature, in the second season of the hit web series "Your Honor".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India women win four gold medals in Youth Worlds
Kielce (Poland), April 22 (IANS) The Indian women's boxing team stamped its authority in the Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships by winning four gold medals on Thursday night.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Appurv Gupta uses social media to arrange Covid remedies
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Appurv Gupta has been using his social media fan following to procure life-saving Covid 19 remedies from all across the country for those in need. Appurv received many requests from followers who have been in dire need of medication and he has, via social media posts, been successful in arranging the same.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pilot advises Modi to follow 'One Nation, One Vaccine, One Rate'
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Thursday attacked the Central government over the looming crisis of vaccine, oxygen and Remsdesivir injections during the pandemic while advising Prime Minister Narendra Modi to adopt 'One Nation, One Vaccine and One Rate' formula for vaccines in India.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sandeepa Dhar plays a dancer in upcoming web-series
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Sandeepa Dhar plays a dancer in her upcoming, yet-untitled web series. She says the best part about the show is it gave her a chance to do something she loves the most -- dance.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan Royals make 177/9 against RCB
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Despite having backs to the wall after being reduced for 43/4 in 7.2 overs, Rajasthan Royals' (RR) lower-middle order batting came good, and powered their team to 177/9 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Ankur Bhatia: Glamour industry can contribute in restoring planet
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Ankur Bhatia, best known for his work in the series "Aarya" and the film "Haseena Parkar", feels that the entertainment industry can contribute majorly in saving the environment. Talking on IANS, on the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday, Ankur asserts that he does his part to save the planet.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Juhi Parmar's protagonist Renuka to die in 'Hamariwali Good News'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Fans of the show "Hamariwali Good News" are in for a shock. Renuka, played by the show's lead actress Juhi Parmar, will die in an upcoming episode.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi announces US-India partnership to fight climate change
New York, April 22 (IANS) Warning that the Covid-19 pandemic is a grim reminder of the dangers of climate change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a global initiative in cooperation with the US to mobilise investments for the greening of the world and promote collaboration to fight global warming.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Environment/Wildlife
Delhi Police ensure supply of oxygen to city hospitals
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As hospitals across the national capital continue to face shortage of oxygen amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi Police are extending a helping hand to the healthcare facilities in arranging the life saving gas.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Karnataka tweaks curfew guidelines, police imposing lockdown forcefully
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) With Karnataka tweaking its order to enforce night curfew till May 4 on Thursday, Karnataka Police swooped across the state to forcefully shut down shops which are not dealing with essential services including bakeries and fruit juice shops.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Argentine comedy 'El Padre De Mis Hijos' to get Tamil adaptation
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The 2018 Argentine comedy "El Padre De Mis Hijos" is all set to have a Tamil adaptation. Director Surya Balkrishnan and writer Rajiv Rajaram have been roped in for the project.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No travel exhaustion, feel fortunate to play IPL: Boult
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) While the country is in the grip of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the cricketers participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) feel relieved as they are not being asked to travel every other day like they used to during the previous editions of the tournament.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Andhra govt trying to salvage Xth, intermediate academic years: Minister
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh on Thursday said the state government is striving to salvage the academic years of Xth standard and intermediate students by conducting examinations, duly following the coronavirus protocols, even as the pandemic is raging.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Politics
App makers blast Apple, Google in Senate hearing: Report
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Tech giants Apple and Google faced a battery of accusations from prominent app developers, including Spotify and Tile, who alleged that the large tech platforms have abused their dominance and harmed competition.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
ULFA-I abducted 3 ONGC officials, says Assam Police
Guwahati, April 22 (IANS) Even as no extremist outfit claimed the abduction of ONGC's three technical staffers, a top Assam Police official on Thursday confirmed that kidnapping was the handiwork of the outlawed ULFA-I.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Raveena Tandon: Need stronger movements against lobbies, corruption, land sharks
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon took to social media on Thursday to talk about the necessity for stronger political will and awareness among citizens to start movements against lobbies, corruption and land sharks. On the occasion of Earth Day, the actress also reminded fans about the need to conserve whatever is still left in the planet on a "war footing".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 1 lakh get free Covid treatment under Aarogyasri in Andhra
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) More than one lakh eligible people in Andhra Pradesh availed the Aarogyasri health scheme to undergo free coronavirus treatment in corporate hospitals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala begins talks with vaccine firms as Covid TPR touches 20%
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) After raising a banner of protest against the Centre for not providing Covid vaccines, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said steps have begun to procure vaccines to be administered for those in the age group 18 to 45.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Ad to thank PM Modi draws ire of opposition in K'taka
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) The opposition parties in Karnataka, including the Congress and the Janata Dal (S), have raised objections over the full page advertisement issued in some leading dailies by the state government on Thursday to show its gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for clearing the Bengaluru Metro project.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pooja Bhatt feels survivor's guilt amid Covid second wave deaths
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt on Thursday took to social media to express that she feels a survivor's guilt owing to the number of deaths that have happened during the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Pooja also took a dig at politicians saying they have blood on their hands for not being prepared for the disaster.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shaan and Rituraj Mohanty pay tribute to frontline workers on reality show
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Singers Shaan and Rituraj Mohanty will pay a tribute to Covid warriors in an upcoming episode of the music reality TV show "Indian Pro Music League".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SCBA opposes SC's proposed transfer of Covid matters from HCs to itself
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has opposed the suo moto cognizance taken by the Supreme Court in connection with various issues of Covid-19, which are being heard by various High Courts in the country.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
State Govts free to purchase vaccines from manufacturers: Centre
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday said that state governments are free to procure vaccine doses from the manufacturers as per the "Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy."
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Plea in SC seeks judicial probe into oxygen leak at Nashik hospital
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking an independent judicial probe into the incident in a Nashik hospital, where 24 patients were killed due to an oxygen leak.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samson goes missing in the middle of tournament: Pietersen
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson's lack of consistency has held him back, says former England batsman Kevin Pietersen remains a big fan of his batting.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mrinal Dutt put on 5 kilos for 'His Storyy' role
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Mrinal Dutt gained five kilograms to look fuller for his role in the upcoming web series "His Storyy". In the series, Mrinal plays a homosexual character who is a food critic by profession.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jay Bhanushali: Jaya Prada is crystal clear at heart
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Jay Bhanushali, who is currently hosting singing reality show "Indian Idol 12", interacted with veteran actress Jaya Prada during the shoot of a recent episode.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Honest thieves 'return' coronavirus jabs with apology
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Thieves in Haryana decamped with the entire stock of coronavirus vaccine from a government hospital storehouse, police said on Thursday. However, coming to know that the stolen vials were coronavirus jabs, they left them at a roadside tea stall with an apology for the act.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata writes to PM against 'discriminatory' vaccine prices
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the "Liberalised and Accelerated Phase 3 Strategy of Covid-19 Vaccination" is highly discriminatory and anti-people. The chief minister has been vocal after the vaccine manufacturing unit fixed different prices for state governments, private facilities and the Central government.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Wrestler Dhankar to replace below par Mann at Olympic qualifier
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Sandeep Singh Mann's below-par performance in the men's 74 kg freestyle event at the recently-concluded Asian Olympic qualifier in Almaty cost him a place for next month's World Olympic qualifier in Sofia.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Somy Ali: People are at home and cases of abuse have gone up
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Somy Ali, who runs an NGO called No More Tears in Miami, says that the Covid pandemic has only made her work tougher.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maharashtra may look for vaccines in global market
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Amid shortages and uncertainties over availability and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines, the Maharashtra government plans to form a committee to scout for vaccines from the international markets, said Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik here on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Gulshan Devaiah pens poem to mark 10 years in Bollywood
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah on Thursday shared a poem he has written to celebrate a decade in Bollywood.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital runs out of ventilator beds
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Gandhi Hospital, Telangana's largest government-run hospital and a total Covid facility, has no ventilator bed left, state Health Minister E. Rajender said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Javelin throwers' Turkey trip postponed due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The exposure-cum-training programme of the first batch of the Indian javelin throwing team to Turkey has been postponed due to new quarantine rules for the Indians, a source from the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) confirmed.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
500 oxygenated beds to be made operational in Delhi in 3 days
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Centre and the Delhi government are together re-operationalising a Covid hospital in the national capital with 500 oxygenated beds within three days to cater to the growing demand for beds amid thi he raging second wave of the pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi gasping for oxygen for 3rd day in a row, hospitals raise alarm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital, hospitals with Covid infected patients in need of oxygen support continued to raise the alarm over shortage of oxygen to draw the attention of the Delhi Government's healthcare system.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fitch Ratings affirms India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-', outlook negative
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Fitch Ratings on Thursday affirmed India's sovereign rating at 'BBB-' with a negative outlook.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC seeks Centre's response to logistical support for oxygen, drug movement
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As various state governments scamper for oxygen supplies and essential drugs for Covid-19 patients, the Supreme Court on Thursday sought the Centre's response on coordination of logistical support for inter-state and intra-state transportation and distribution of oxygen and essential drugs.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Aahana Kumra: Grateful to wake up alive every day
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra on Thursday took to social media to express that she feels grateful to be able to wake up alive every day in a nation that is asking for help, and its leaders are unable to find a solution.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
My level will go up if I get fitter: Praneeth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India's ace badminton player Sai Praneeth said that he is looking to get fitter to improve the level of his game.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Signal uses iPhone SE to hack Cellebrite phone-cracking software
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Privacy-focused messaging app Signal has successfully used an iPhone SE to hack Cellebrite's phone-cracking software.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Markets rise on global cues, vaccination drive (Roundup)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Global cues, along with accelerated vaccination drive and bottom fishing, pushed India's benchmark indices higher on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Popular Goa beach villages identified as 'very high risk areas'
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) Goa's prime beach villages, namely Baga, Calangute and Anjuna, have been identified as "very high risk areas" in North Goa with high chance of contracting Covid-19, according to the findings of GPS mapping exercise of Covid-19 cases conducted by the state's top government hospital.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Athiya Shetty is 'child of the earth' on Earth Day
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty posted a picture posing in the lap of nature, on the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Podium protests, taking knee remains outlawed at Olympics
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) showed support for athletes' freedom of expression at this year's Tokyo Olympics but made it clear that they should restrain from protesting on the podium, field of play and official ceremonies.
2021-04-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
PM Modi to now address virtual rallies in West Bengal on Friday (2nd Lead)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the people of West Bengal on April 23 after cancelling his visit for reviewing the prevailing Covid situation, a BJP leader said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Akshay Oberoi: You look at Randeep Hooda and realise you don't need connections
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi worked with Randeep Hooda in the film "Laal Rang", and he says the experience taught him something important in life. Looking at Randeep, Akshay realised it was possible not to have connections and yet make it big.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RCB win toss, elect to bowl against RR
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and elected to bowl against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
In rocky Covid times, Mumbai Police rocks with wit and grit!
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Displaying a tough countenance and wielding the baton, the Mumbai Police has also shown its little-known humour quotient as it tightens belts to enforce a tougher lockdown phase from Thursday night in the country's commercial capital.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security
Free of cost vaccines for people above 18 years: Goa CM
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) Goa will offer free of cost vaccination to people above the age of 18 years, when the mass vaccination programme rolls out for all citizens of major age from May 1, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab's rivulet sacred to Sikhism to rejuvenate
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) The WWF India on Thursday announced a partnership with Danone India to enhance the ecological integrity of the Kali Bein, a Ramsar site and rivulet sacred to Sikhism, in Punjab's Kapurthala district.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian Coast Guard rescues 8 fishermen off Karaikal coast
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard rescued eight fishermen, whose fishing boat was drifting away from the shore off Karaikal after engine failure, an official statement said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security,Crime/Disaster/Accident
J&K logs 1,965 new Covid cases, 8 deaths
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 1,965 new Covid cases on Thursday while the number of active cases surged beyond 16,000.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram hospital SOS to allow oxygen tanker stuck in Rajasthan
Gurugram, April 22 (IANS) Gurugram's Fortis hospital has appealed to the central, Haryana and Rajasthan governments to allow one of its oxygen tankers, that was stopped at Bhiwadi.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
No shortage of medicines, oxygen: Khattar
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said adequate arrangements have been made to ensure uninterrupted supply of medicines, oxygen and other facilities to the Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
'Lokame Tharavadu' art show set to take Alappuzha tourism to new heights
Alappuzha (Kerala), April 22 (IANS) "Lokame Tharavadu", a major contemporary art show featuring 267 artists and over 3,000 art works including assemblages and installations that began last week in Alappuzha, has the potential to transform the dynamics of cultural tourism, according to tourism stakeholders and planners.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Vihari takes field for second County game
Birmingham, April 22 (IANS) India Test batsman Hanuma Vihari took field for his second County Championship match for Warwickshire against Essex here at the Edgbaston on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Political parties direct cadres to be health volunteers in Covid times
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) With the surge in Covid infections and the daily cases in the state touching around 11,500 the political parties have called upon their cadres to become health volunteers. While the BJP has a miniscule presence in Tamil Nadu, the RSS has a strong cadre and has deputed them to create awareness among the public and in emergency situations to transport patients to the hospitals and even the bodies to the crematoriums.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
US govt shouldn't attend Winter Olympics if China continues rights violations: USCIRF
New Delhi/Washington, April 22 (IANS) The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has asked the US government not to attend the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing if the Chinese government continues its crackdown on religious freedoms of minorities in China.
2021-04-22
Category: International, India,Politics
Pregnancy raised depression among women during pandemic: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) Pregnant and postpartum women reported high levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and post-traumatic stress during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a worldwide survey.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Arjun Bijlani roots for sustainable fashion on Earth Day
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) On the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday, actor Arjun Bijlani noted how everyone was suffering owing to the pandemic, and this was all the more a reason for us to conserve nature. Arjun also spoke of the need to move towards sustainable fashion.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1st Test: Shanto, Mominul tons help Bangladesh to 474/4 on Day 2
Kandy (Sri Lanka), April 22 (IANS) Bangladesh continued their dominance in the first Test against Sri Lanka with Najmul Hossain Shanto and captain Mominul Haque's mammoth partnership leading them to 474/4 at the end of Day 2.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Himachal to provide free jab to those aged 18-44 yrs
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Thursday decided to bear the expenses of Covid-19 vaccine for those aged between 18 and 44 years as the vaccination is free for people of 45 years and above.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
MI's power-packed batting finding Chennai pitch tough
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' strength -- the power-packed middle-order -- has not done well in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) so far, leaving the defending champions with below-par totals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
'Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005' is India's entry at SAARC International film fest
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Ananth Mahadevan's Marathi directorial "Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005" has been nominated as India's entry at SAARC International Film Festival. The film is based on the true story of a woman in Kerala who fought for justice for her son over 13 years, following his death owing to police torture in custody. The guilty policemen were sentenced to death by a special CBI court.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid to drive US prescription drug spending in 2021: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) The shifts in care related to the Covid pandemic will continue to be a significant driver of drug expenditures in 2021, along with uptake in the use of biosimilars, a large pipeline of new cancer drugs, and increased approvals of specialty medications, according to a study.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Ola unveils electric two-wheeler charging network
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ola on Thursday unveiled the 'Hypercharger Network', a charging network for its upcoming two-wheeler products starting with the Ola Scooter to be launched in India in the coming months.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Industry federations extend support to Covid vaccination drive
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Healthcare and Industry federations came forward on Thursday to support the government's Covid vaccination strategy and to scale up last-mile delivery for the entire population.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
At least 100 Sikh devotees returning from Pak test positive
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) At least 100 Sikh devotees mainly from Punjab, who returned from Pakistan after visiting several shrines on the occasion of Baisakhi, on Thursday tested positive for coronavirus on their return to India through the Wagah border near Amritsar, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion
In Kerala, even jail is not safe as Rs 1.92 lakh goes missing
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) On Thursday morning jail authorities at the Kannur high security prison got a rude shock after it was found that Rs 1.92 lakh kept at a food stall in the prison were stolen.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
To review Covid situation, PM cancels Bengal visit on Friday
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concerned at the continuous increase in Covid cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced cancellation of his visit to West Bengal on Friday for a string of rallies.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden to pledge halving US emissions by 2030 at climate summit
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US President Joe Biden will pledge on Thursday to cut US greenhouse gas emissions by half by the end of the decade compared to 2005 levels, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Dhoni's parents' health situation under control: Fleming
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming that the health situation of captain MS Dhoni's parents is under control and is being monitored. Dhoni's parents had tested positive for Covid-19 and have been admitted to a private hospital in Ranchi.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sundeep Kishan does action comedy in 'Gully Rowdy'
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) South star Sundeep Kishan, who was seen in the Hindi web series "The Family Man", is up for a quirky turn on screen next, in the upcoming action comedy "Gully Rowdy".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cisco pledges $100 million to combat climate change
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) The Cisco Foundation has pledged $100 million over ten years to combat climate change, the company said in a blog post. It aims to make real impact funding and promote climate solutions by funding non-profits grants and impact investing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Environment/Wildlife
Phase 3 Covid vaccination registration to start from April 28
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Union government on Thursday said that the registration for the third phase of Covid vaccination for everyone above 18 years of age will start on April 28. The registration will start on the CoWIN platform and Aarogya Setu App. There will be no walk-in allowed for beneficiaries in the third phase.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Xiaomi to donate Rs 3 cr for 1,000 oxygen concentrators in India
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the demand for oxygen cylinders skyrocketed amid the surge in Covid-19 caseloads, smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday announced that it will donate Rs 3 crore to procure more than 1,000 oxygen concentrators for hospitals across states.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Struggling PBKS have task cut out against wounded MI (Preview: Match 17)
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Punjab Kings (PBKS), who are lying at the bottom of points table, have their task cut out when they face Mumbai Indians (MI) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday. Despite MI struggling with their middle-order batting, it will be a tough outing for PBKS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Apple pips Samsung to take 2nd spot in India tablet market
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Riding on the surge in remote work, learning and fun activities at home during the pandemic, Apple dethroned Samsung to take the second position in the India tablet market with a market share of 29 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2021, a new report revealed on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Make sure there is no obstruction in transport of oxygen to Delhi: HC
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday said if governments want, "they can make heaven and earth meet", as it asked the Centre to ensure there is no obstruction in transport of oxygen to Delhi.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
PM cancels Bengal rally, to take stock of Covid situation
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his rally in poll battleground West Bengal slated on Friday in view of the serious Covid situation in the country.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India needs to be prepared to fight Covid for years to come
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As India faces the daunting task to make life-saving oxygen cylinders and key Covid drugs available amid the raging second wave of the pandemic, top health experts said on Thursday that the country needs to prepare itself for a long haul -- at least for the next 2-3 years -- unless oral drugs that can effectively kill the virus are available over the counter.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Have other things to worry about: MI's Boult on Mankading
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer Trent Boult refused to join in the debate of batsmen backing up too far at the non-striker's end, saying that it doesn't bother him as a bowler.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Madhuri celebrates 27 years of 'Anjaam', calls it one of her 'memorable films'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Shah Rukh Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer "Anjaam" released 27 years ago on this day. The actress shared a few stills from the film on Instagram on Thursday, and said it was one of her memorable films.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
T'gana lodges protest with Centre for taking control of Remdesivir
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana has lodged a protest with the Centre for taking control of the distribution of Remdesivir injections for Covid patients across the country.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
TMC fortunes sinking with people giving it a miss at polling booths: BJP
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the sixth phase of polling for the West Bengal Assembly progresses on Thursday, the BJP has claimed that the TMC's fortunes are continuing to sink with the people giving it a miss at the polling booths.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
31 Covid patients from other states flee Tripura care centre
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) At least 31 Covid positive patients from other states have fled from a temporary care centre in Tripura on Thursday and police launched a massive search to trace them, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
Armed robbers loot Rs 6 lakh from bank in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Armed robbers looted Rs 6 lakhs from a branch of the J&K Bank in Baramulla district on Thursday, police said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Remdesivir not effective in patients requiring ventilation: PGI doctor
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Remdesivir -- an antiviral drug -- does not have any effect in reducing mortality and it is not effective for patients requiring high oxygen support or ventilation, a senior doctor with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said here on Thursday,
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Ram temple trust to set up Oxygen plant
Ayodhya, April 22 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, which is working for the construction of the grand temple of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya and for the development of the Ayodhya region, has come out to help the Covid patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Pfizer offers Covid jabs at 'not-for-profit' price in India
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) US pharma major Pfizer on Thursday offered to supply the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a "not-for-profit" price, media reports have cited.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kriti Sanon reveals her special 'morning facial' routine
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has revealed her morning facial routine involves fur, kisses and licks! Kriti posted an Instagram clip on Thursday morning, where she is seen cuddling her two pet dogs.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tamil Nadu Opposition assails state, Centre's handling of Covid
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Major opposition parties of Tamil Nadu, including the DMK, the AMMK, the MNM and the IUML, have come out strongly against the Central government and the AIADMK-led state government's handling of the Covid crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
NMCH asks doctors to avoid prescribing Remdesivir injection
Patna, April 22 (IANS) After the shortage of Remdesivir injections in Bihar, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna came up with a new theory and directed the doctors to avoid prescribing this injection to corona patients.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Oxygen Express set to haul first supply from Vizag plant
Visakhapatnam, April 22 (IANS) The first batch of 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from the Vizag Steel Plant is being loaded onto the Indian Railways' Oxygen Express, for transportation to Covid-hit Maharashtra. The special train designed for transporting LMO arrived in the early hours of Thursday, at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited's Vizag Steel Plant, officials said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Delhi facing oxygen shortage despite Centre increasing its quota: Sisodia
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Several private hospitals in Delhi are running out of oxygen for Covid-19 patients with many of them making makeshift arrangements to ensure that the patients could be saved, the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Police party which went to stop Ramlila attacked in MP
Ratlam (MP), April 22 (IANS) A police party was attacked when it asked people to stop the Ramlila which was taking place in violation of Covid protocols in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Health system crumbling, don't play petty politics: Raj Thackeray to PM (Ld)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Terming the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as a health emergency of an unprecedented magnitude ever witnessed by India in the past century, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray said that the healthcare system has caved-in and this is not the time to indulge in "petty politics".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Wife, paramour held for husband's murder in J&K
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) The J&K police on Thursday claimed to have solved a murder case in Baramulla district by arresting two accused including the wife and her paramour for the husband's murder.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Indian Railway starts Oxygen Expresses to meet demands in hospitals
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) To meet oxygen demands in Covid-19 hospitals, the Indian Railways is to start running 'Oxygen Expresses' to ensure unhindered supply of the gas and also set up "green corridors" for swift supply.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
USCIRF asks Biden to impose sanctions on Pak over persecution of minorities
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has asked the Biden administration to impose targeted sanctions on Pakistani government agencies and officials responsible for severe violations of religious freedom.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi directs to ensure smooth, unhindered supply of oxygen
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the oxygen crises in Covid-19 hospitals across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday directed the concerned officials to ensure that oxygen is supplied to various states and Union Territories (UTs) in a smooth and unhindered manner.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UP govt to hire youth in pollution checking centres
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Keeping in mind the thousands of young unemployed people in the state, the UP Transport Department has come up with a new scheme.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra HC pulls up govt over multiple issues on Covid
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday was critical of the state government over multiple issues pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Arjun Rampal tests negative, says quick recovery due to vaccine
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal has tested negative for Covid-19. The actor had been battling the virus for almost a week, and he says he managed to recover so quickly because he had already taken the first dose of the vaccine.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Govt stops oxygen supply to industry to meet shortage in Covid hospitals
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) To ensure that there is no crisis of oxygen in hospitals across the country, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs prohibited supply of oxygen for industrial purposes, except those exempted by the government, from Thursday onwards.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Samantha Akkineni: Hang in there, it gets better
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) South star Samantha Akkineni on Thursday exhorted fans to stay resilient in these testing times of Covid, along with a picture she posted on Instagram.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Half-a-dozen scribes fall prey to medical shortage in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Shortage of ventilators, oxygen cylinders and hospital beds has led to the death of over half-a-dozen journalists in Lucknow in the past 10 days.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Wadhwani Advantage launches acceleration programme for healthcare
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Wadhwani Advantage launched an acceleration programme to assist businesses across the healthcare industry, from manufacturers of medical devices to pharmaceutical firms and delivery providers.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
70.42% polling recorded till 3 p.m. in Bengal
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) In a relatively peaceful polling in the sixth phase when people of 43 constituencies across four districts of West Bengal are exercising their franchise, heavy polling has been recorded till 3 p.m. According to the Election Commission, 70.42 per cent of polling was recorded in the first six hours on Thursday. East Burdwan with more than 75 per cent recorded the highest polling till 3 p.m.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Madras HC takes suo moto notice about transfer of oxygen from TN
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The first bench of the Madras High Court comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy took suo moto notice of newspaper reports about transfer of oxygen cylinders from Tamil Nadu to other states even as the state is reeling under the surging Covid cases.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Rakul Preet drives a truck, calls it 'once in a lifetime experience'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh took to steering a truck on the set of the upcoming film "Sardar Ka Grandson", and she was quite in the driver's seat doing the job!
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal: 3 districts contribute maximum Covid cases in state
Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) With the daily number of Covid-19 cases crossing the 10,000 mark in West Bengal and cumulatively the state recording active Covid cases around 63,000, Kolkata and three districts adjoining the state capital contribute more than 50 per cent of the total active Covid count in the state. The alarming rate of increase of the disease in and around Kolkata has become a major concern for the police and administration.
2021-04-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Registration for Amarnath Yatra suspended due to Covid situation
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) In view of the fast-spreading Covid-19 infection in the country, the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) on Thursday decided to temporarily suspend the registration for this year's Yatra to the Amarnath Cave shrine.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Religion
Women boxers assured of rich medal haul in Youth Worlds
Kielce (Poland), April 22 (IANS) The Indian women's boxing squad is on way to winning a rich medal haul in the Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships here as seven of them are in the gold medal round of their respective weight categories.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Poland,Sports,Other Sports
Panicked due to high death rate, man takes father home from hospital
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The rising number of corona patients has triggered panic among people in Delhi. On the one hand, they are unhappy with the hospitals as there are not sufficient beds and on the other those whose relatives are admitted to hospitals are preparing to take them home following the soaring number of deaths.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
IOC EB supports proposal to modify Olmpic motto
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) supported president Thomas Bach's idea to add the word "together" after a hyphen to the Olympic motto "faster, higher, stronger" at an on-line meeting.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Other Sports
Inter extend lead, Sandro brace saves Juve
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Alex Sandro's brace helped Juventus come from behind to beat Parma 3-1, while Inter extended their lead on the table despite a shock 1-1 draw against Spezia.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
My level will go up a couple of notches I get fitter: Praneeth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ace Indian badminton player Sai Praneeth said that he is looking to get fitter so as to improve the level of his game.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bollywood mourns the demise of cinematographer Johny Lal
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) B-Towners took to social media to mourn the demise of veteran cinematographer Johny Lal.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Withdrawal from Super League was the right thing to do: Fernandinho
London, April 22 (IANS) Manchester City captain Fernandinho believes football has emerged victorious following the collapse of the breakaway European Super League.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Shops in Haryana to shut at 6 p.m. from Friday
Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) To contain the coronavirus spike, Haryana Home Minister on Thursday announced that all shops in the state would close from 6 p.m. onwards from Friday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Panchayat polls in UP to be super spreader: Atul Anjaan
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) CPI national secretary Atul Anjaan has said that the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh would prove be a super spreader of Covid virus.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Global cues, value buy lift equities, metal stocks trade higher (Ld)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Global cues along with value buying opportunities pushed India's benchmark indices higher during Thursday's late-afternoon trade session.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
realme 8 5G launched in India starting at Rs 14,999
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker realme on Thursday launched a 5G enabled smartphone, realme 8 5G, for India market that comes in two storage variants.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Will Salman's hybrid release plan for 'Radhe' change B'wood box office game?
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The announcement of actor Salman Khan's big budget film "Radhe" having a simultaneous release on the pay-per-view platform Zeeplex, along with its theatrical release on Eid this year, has created a flutter in Bollywood. Is this the first step at reorganising film exhibition and distribution in India, in the era of OTT? More importantly, could such a hybrid release plan make permanent dent in box office collections, if producers make it a habit.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Health system has crashed, don't play petty politics: Raj Thackeray to PM
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Terming the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as a health emergency of an unprecedented magnitude ever witnessed by India in the past century, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray said that the healthcare system has collapsed and this is not the time to indulge in 'petty politics'.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Record-breaking flare spotted on Sun's nearest neighbour
New York, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have spotted the largest flare ever recorded from the sun's nearest neighbour, the star Proxima Centauri.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Indian Navy rescuers start searching for missing Indonesian sub
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Indian Navy rescuers on Thursday started searching for an Indonesian submarine that went missing with 53 people on board in waters north of the island of Bali.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Case against hospital after Covid positive judge finds no doctors
Kanpur, April 22 (IANS) A private medical facility in Kanpur has been booked for lack of facilities and negligence after the district judge who had tested positive for Covid-19, went to the hospital and saw the state of affairs.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Salman Khan launches trailer of 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai'
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan launched the trailer of his much-hyped upcoming film "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" on his social media on Thursday, and from the first look it seems like the superstar is all set to reload his encounter cop avatar from the 2009 blockbuster "Wanted".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid resurgence to impact FY22 IPO season (IANS Special)
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Covid resurgence is expected to not only impact India's secondary markets but also the FY22 IPO season.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kejriwal urges UP, Haryana to unite against Covid-19 (Ld)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday appealed to neighbouring state governments - Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to come together to fight against the spread of Covid-19 instead of allowing borders to divide the response to the pandemic.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Pak-Iran ties moving towards positive cooperation: Qureshi
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran are making headways towards increasing bilateral cooperation with border security and establishment of trade markets along the borders.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IMA, Kerala medical officers want change in strategy to fight Covid
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association and the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Thursday told the state government that there should be a change in strategy to tackle the surging Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National
78 militants killed in Afghanistan in 24 hrs
Kabul, April 22 (IANS) At least 78 Taliban militants were killed in various operations conducted by Afghan government forces in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bollywood celebrates the planet on Earth Day
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) On the occasion of Earth Day on Thursday, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to share pictures of themselves amid nature and talk about the need to save the planet.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No shortage of oxygen in Andhra: Industries Minister
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Thursday said there is no shortage of oxygen in the state, a crucial gas needed to treat coronavirus patients suffering from low levels of the life supporting gas in their body.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Over 300 passengers flee Silchar airport to avoid Covid test
Silchar, April 22 (IANS) Over 300 passengers, who had arrived at Assam's Silchar airport, escaped the mandatory testing for Covid-19, officials said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Apollo Hospital Joint MD demands green corridor for oxygen tanker movement
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid the shortage of oxygen supply, Apollo Hospital's Joint Managing director Sangita Reddy has demanded a green corridor for the movement of oxygen tankers to the hospitals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
KTR questions different pricing for Covid vaccine
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Thursday questioned the different pricing of Covid-19 vaccine for the central and state governments.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Cambodian cops out with canes, clamping down on violators
Phnom Penh, April 22 (IANS) Police in Cambodias capital Phnom Penh are wielding canes and batons to threaten and beat people who violate the citys lockdown rules.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Telangana increased biodiversity, says CM
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday claimed that the measures taken by his government has increased the biodiversity and once again brought nature back to life in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
We will heal, defeat this virus: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid despair due to surging Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hoped that things will change and a time will come when people will hug again.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Accomplice in 2016 France terror attack arrested in Italy
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Italian police have said they arrested a 28-year-old Albanian man suspected to be an accomplice in the 2016 terror attack in Nice, France, which claimed the lives of 86 people.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Terrorism
What makes SARS-COV-2 a threat?
New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that the cell types, which the SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus behind Covid-19 -- infects, makes it more deadly.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
WHO launches effort to stamp out malaria in 25 more nations
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new initiative which aims to halt transmission of malaria in 25 more countries by 2025.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rs 1.25 lakh robbed from liquor shop at gunpoint
Gurugram, April 22 (IANS) Four unidentified persons barged into a liquor shop near a toll plaza on the Gurugram-Faridabad road and looted Rs 1.25 lakh cash, two mobile phones and three liquor bottles at gunpoint in the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt's vaccine policy arbitrary & discriminatory: Sonia to PM
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the government has not learnt any lesson from the past and its vaccine policy is arbitrary and discriminatory.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vijay Sethupathi, Soori shoot in wilds of Western Ghats for Vetri Maaran's 'Viduthalai'
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Vijay Sethupathi and Soori will star in National Award-winning filmmaker Vetri Maaran's new film, "Viduthalai".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Underwater movement detected at missing Indonesian submarine's last submarine
Jakarta, April 22 (IANS) The Indonesian Army detected underwater movement at 2.5 knots around the last location of the submarine Nanggala-402 missing during a torpedo firing exercise in waters north of Bali Island, according to an official source on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident
L&T Construction bags contract from Oilfields Supply Company Saudi
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Buildings and Factories business of Larsen & Toubro Construction has secured a contract from Oilfields Supply Company, Saudi, owned by the Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Centre Ltd, to design and build one of the world's largest oil & gas supply bases at King Salman Energy Park, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Situation like national emergency, SC asks Centre for national plan (Ld)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) On a day when India recorded 3.14 Lakh Covid cases and over 2,104 deaths in a day, the Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of Covid management and sought a national plan from the Centre on supply of oxygen, essential drugs supply and method and manner of vaccination.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Women from self-help groups creating awareness about Covid in MP
Jabalpur, April 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing fight against coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh, the women associated with the self-help groups are creating awareness about the deadly virus by visiting each village. Under the guidance of the district panchayats and the Madhya Pradesh Deen Dayal Antyodaya Scheme of State Rural Livelihoods Mission, women of self-help groups are going door to door in Jabalpur to create awareness about the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Philippine Prez to skip ASEAN summit in Indonesia
Manila, April 22 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders' summit scheduled on Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
BJP has no right to remain in power: Kamat
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) The ruling BJP has no moral right to remain in power because it has "completely failed" to provide the basic fundamental right to the citizens of the country, Goa's Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
IOB appoints EY as digital consultant
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) on Thursday said that it has appointed Ernst & Young (EY) as its digital consultant.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Maha war with virus: Stringent norms from tonight
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Grappling to break the chain of the virus, more stringent lockdown norms shall be implemented from Thursday (April 22) till May 1 with serious restrictions on movement of people or vehicles, as per an official order.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Decision on Goa's border restriction soon: CMO
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) The Goa government is expected to soon take a decision on whether to make Covid testing mandatory for travellers entering into the state or not, the Chief Minister's Office said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Case filed against TikTok for illegally collecting kids data
London, April 22 (IANS) A case has been filed against the Chinese short-video making app TikTok, alleging that it illegally collects the personal information of its child users, the media reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Nepal govt puts cap on mountaineers to climb Everest
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) The Nepali government has implemented a quota system for mountaineers to climb Mt. Everest aimed at preventing overcrowding on the world's tallest peak.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Tesla car crashes in serious accident in China: Report
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) A Tesla car reportedly crashed and caught on fire, which led to the death of one passenger in China, the media reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology
K'taka asks pvt hospitals to handover 80% facilities for Covid
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Thursday said that the state government now wants private hospitals to allot 80 per cent of beds including their critical care facility as the state is facing severe health crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Another Round: Mads Mikkelsen served with heady twist (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)(LD)
Another Round (Danish film with subtitles on BookMyShow); Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie; Direction: Thomas Vinterberg; Rating: * * * * (four stars)
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
P&G commissions first in-house solar plant in India
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Procter & Gamble's manufacturing site in Hyderabad became its first site in India to house a solar plant.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Vi Business Plus introduces new mobility offerings for enterprises
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), has introduced new post-paid plans designed for businesses and working professionals.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
First-of-its-kind breathing bank to come up in Jodhpur
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) India's first-of-its-kind breathing bank will be coming up in Rajasthan's Jodhpur to mitigate the prevailing oxygen crisis for the Covid patients in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Kalyaan Dhev tests positive for Covid-19
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi's son-in-law, actor Kalyaan Dhev, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantined in hospital. Kalyaan took to Instagram on Thursday to share the health update.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Social activity, pandemic fatigue behind new Covid-19 peaks
New York, April 22 (IANS) US scientists have developed a new mathematical model for predicting how epidemics such as Covid-19 spread.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Sudheer Babu: My mask is my superhero costume
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telugu actor Sudheer Babu has posted an Instagram picture in his "superhero costume". In the image Sudheer wears a grey T-shirt and black cargo pants. The "superhero" reference is to the all-important mask on his face.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delaying 2nd Covid dose may cut new infections, hospitalisations
Toronto, April 22 (IANS) Prioritising widespread inoculation with available first doses may reduce new infections, hospitalisations, and deaths, according to a study that suggests delaying the second dose could be an effective public health strategy.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Canada,National
Gorakhpur girl features in Forbes under 30 list
Gorakhpur, April 22 (IANS) Gorakhpur, the home district of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has just added another feather to its already crowded cap.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
S.Korea's nuke envoy speaks to US counterpart
Seoul, April 22 (IANS) South Korea's top nuclear envoy held phone talks with his US counterpart on Thursday over the Korean Peninsula issues, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'Ishk Par Zor Nahin' actor Rajat Verma relies on 'gharelu nuskhe' for immunity
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Shooting amidst the second wave of Covid has not been easy for "Ishk Par Zor Nahin" actor Rajat Verma. However, now all shoots have stopped, the TV actor is using the free time to pursue his hobbies.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC takes cognisance of Covid situation, asks for national policy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of Covid management -- supply of oxygen, essential drugs supply, method and manner of vaccination and judicial power to declare lockdown.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Another Round: Mads Mikkelsen served with heady twist (IANS Review; Rating: * * * *)
Another Round (Danish film with subtitles on BookMyShow); Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie; Direction: Thomas Vinterberg; Rating: * * * * (four stars)
2021-04-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Djokovic starts Serbia Open with straight sets win
Belgrade, April 22 (IANS) World number 1 Novak Djokovic beat Kwon Soon-woo in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, in his first match at the Serbia Open in his hometown of Belgrade.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
Petrol, diesel price unchanged for a week
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Fuel prices in the country remained unchanged on Thursday as oil marketing companies decided to go on a pause mode and analyse the global developments on oil prices before effecting a revision.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Yellen vows to tackle climate change
Washington, April 22 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that her Department will take a "whole-of-economy" approach to tackle the "existential risk" of climate change.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Green activists say Covid-19 is Earth's angry revenge
Agra, April 22 (IANS) The Taj city's green activists think Covid-19 is mother Earth's angry revenge against wanton exploitation of nature and mad civilisational craze for development without a human face.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
New born daughter brought home in chopper in Rajasthan village
Jaipur, April 22 (IANS) A new born daughter was accorded rather an unusual welcome in a Rajasthan village and brought home in a helicopter with bands walking along her side after she landed and roses were spread throughout the way till the time she reached her sweet home.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
The Bowlis are back: How Udhampur residents are reclaiming their natural springs
Udhampur, April 22 (101Reporters/IANS) 'Udhampur was once popular for its springs, Peepal trees and rumours (Udhampur Ek Time Apni Baai'n, Barh Te Baake'n Tai'n Bada Mashoor Haa) is a saying in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. The people here witnessed the depleting of their bowlis or natural springs over time and soon began to accept it as the fate of Udhampur; until a few months back when a few residents of Suki Karlai village decided to revive the life-giving springs, which was their primary source of water for many till even a decade ago.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Yediyurappa discharged from hospital after Covid recovery
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa was on Thursday discharged from a hospital after undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infection.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Raghu Rai's rediscovered negatives relive the horrors of B'desh's liberation (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Ace photographer Raghu Rai was only five years into the profession when the Bangladesh liberation struggle erupted in March 1971. He was dispatched post-haste by The Statesman newspaper to record the exodus of refugees, they would eventually number some 10 million, as they streamed into West Bengal and neighbouring states to escape the atrocities being committed by the Pakistani Army.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Disagreements between US, Iran remain in Vienna n-talks
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A senior US State Department official said that the second round of the talks in Vienna over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal "made some progress", but important disagreements still existed between Washington and Tehran.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Delhi still needs more oxygen, facing tough time: Kejriwal
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Amid sharp spike in Covid cases and high demand of Oxygen supply in the hospitals, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the capital is still facing oxygen crisis.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Dorsey, Musk bat for Bitcoin as future of renewable energy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Arguing for Bitcoin as a key driver of renewable energys future on Earth Day, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Tesla CEO Elon Musk have come forward to support the fast-growing cryptocurrency, saying that Bitcoin incentivises renewable energy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Guterres calls for commitment to restoring planet
United Nations, April 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for commitment to restoring the planet and to making peace with nature, in his message to mark International Earth Day on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Andhra CM condoles death of Sitaram Yechury's son
Amaravati/New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday conveyed his condolences to senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on the passing away of his elder son, Ashish Yechury.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Israel attacks targets near Damascus
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Israel launched a missile attack on targets in the vicinity of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, injuring four soldiers, state TV reported.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
MECs expected to see sharper recovery in FY22: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Mid-emerging corporates (MECs) sector is expected to see sharper recovery during FY22, ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Twitter launches 4K image support for iOS, Android
San Francisco, April 22 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled out support to upload 4K images for iOS and Android users.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
If you have Covid, I bet one to ten you will get well: J&K's top doctor
Jammu, April 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's renowned neurologist, Dr. Sushil Razdan said on Thursday that the panic associated with more and more Covid cases coming to light is unfounded because 99 per cent of the infected people will always recover and be able to lead a normal life.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
NZ to move its only 2 elephants to Aus
Auckland, April 22 (IANS) Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo in New Zealand, on Thursday decided to move the country's only two elephants to Australia to give them both the family herd they need for their long-term wellbeing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Environment/Wildlife
Maharashtra livid at Centre's new rules for Remdesivir quotas
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has slammed the Centre over its new allocation norms for the critical Remdesivir injections by allotting Maharashtra just 26 thousand vials per day against the state's requirement of at least 50 thousand daily.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Southern Railway to operate more trains for guest workers
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) Southern Railway has decided to operate more trains to the north and north-eastern states to ease the rush of guest workers, who continued to arrive from across Tamil Nadu at its major railway stations -- Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai and Jholarpet -- showing a slow but steady increase in their numbers.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Italy's cabinet unveils roadmap for reopening
Rome, April 22 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has unveiled a roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions starting from April 26.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics
OnePlus' gaming triggers for Android, iOS now available in India
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus' gaming triggers for Android and iOS smartphones are now available in India for Rs 1,099.
2021-04-22
Category: International, China,Technology
BJP is guilty of gross criminal negligence: Jaiveer Shergill
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the daily Covid cases crossed three lakhs on Thursday, Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill alleged that the BJP is guilty of gross criminal negligence and is not doing "Jansevaa" but is "Jaanlevaa" Sarkar.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mexico to strengthen actions at southern border to protect migrant children
Mexico City, April 22 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that his government will strengthen surveillance actions on the country's southern border in order to offer more protection to migrants, especially minors.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
S.Korea unfreezes $30mn Iranian funds for medicine, vax purchase
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) South Korea has released a small portion of Iranian funds in its banks for its purchase of medicine and vaccine, a senior businessman said in Tehran.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kerala solar scam accused Saritha Nair arrested
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 (IANS) The Kasaba Police officials from Kozhikode district of Kerala on Thursday early morning took into custody Solar scam accused Saritha Nair from the state capital city for failing to appear before the court, despite warrants being issued to her.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Indian short-video apps tap 97% of TikTok user base
Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Indian short-video making apps like Josh, Moj, MX Takatak and Roposo have brought back 97 per cent of TikTok user base in the country onto their platforms, largely from small cities and towns, a new report showed on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Ukraine, UK agree to expand military cooperation
Kiev, April 22 (IANS) Ukraine and the UK have reached an agreement on expanding the Orbital training mission and working on strengthening the Ukrainian Navy.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Ukraine,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Dortmund remain in race for Champions League spot
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund remain up and running in the fight for a Champions League spot after a 2-0 home win over Union Berlin.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Big number of participants at Olympics will be vaccinated: Bach
Lausanne, April 22 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is confident that a "big number" of participants at the Tokyo Olympics this year will be vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Benzema brace takes Real to top of the table
Madrid, April 22 (IANS) Karim Benzema struck twice to earn Real Madrid a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cadiz to take them provisionally back top of La Liga.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Morgan fined Rs 12 lakh for KKR's slow over-rate
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings here at the Wankhede Stadium.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
23 more succumb to Covid in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Telangana on Thursday hit a new high in daily Covid-19 fatalities as 23 people succumbed to virus in the last 24 hours.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
IBM Hybrid Cloud to help Parle Products drive growth
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) IBM on Thursday said that FMCG company Parle Products will leverage its transformative hybrid cloud and AI capabilities to drive growth.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Andhra to clear pending Covid tests for primary contacts
Amaravati, April 22 (IANS) TTD Executive Officer and Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Covid Command Control Centre K.S. Jawahar Reddy has directed the District Collectors to clear the pending Covid tests for primary contacts.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Germany to extend troop deployment in Mali
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) The German government announced its decision to extend the deployment of its troops in the west African country of Mali, which had been operated in cooperation with the European Union (EU) and the UN.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Remdesivir distribution should be need based: Guj HC
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday, through an order on the Suo Moto PIL, suggested the Gujarat government should change the Remdesivir distribution policy, which was based on the local authority's discretion. The High Court said that Remdesivir's distribution should be based on the patient's needs. The Court told the government to reconsider its existing policy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC declines to set aside CCI probe into WhatsApp privacy policy
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined to set aside the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order calling for an investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance levelled against WhatsApp in connection with its privacy policy.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Technology
Apple TV+ observes Earth Day with 3 new premieres
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As the world celebrates Earth Day on Thursday, Apple has debuted documentary special "The Year Earth Changed" and second seasons of 'Tiny World and 'Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV+, thus brining environment-friendly content at one place.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Alongside guns, heroin flows into Kashmir from Afghanistan, Pakistan
New Delhi, April 22: The valley of Kashmir?particularly the northern Kupwara district?is rapidly turning into a major hub of the narcotics smuggled in from Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to the official figures, heroin worth over Rs 300 crore has been seized in the valley in the last 16 months even as the volume of the drugs smuggled in, produced and traded in the same period is estimated to be of the order of Rs 600 crore.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cambodian PM trusts Indian Covid-19 vaccine before departing for ASEAN meet
New Delhi, April 22: Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen received the second shot of 'Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday before his departure for the ASEAN Summit in Indonesia on April 24. The Premier and his wife were administered their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine in the first week of March in Phnom Penh and their second dose was scheduled for April 29. However, with the leaders of the ASEAN member states gathering in a special face-to-face summit in Jakarta this weekend, the vaccination was moved ahead of the schedule.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Inox meets India's 60% oxygen need, reduces bottlenecks (IANS Special)
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India's largest industrial and medical gases major Inox Air Products has reached the maximum production capacity of medical grade oxygen during these trying times for the country, a senior company official told IANS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ramzan's favourite fruit dates are healthy and nutritious!
New Delhi, April 22: Come Ramzan and one is immediately reminded of dates. Yes, that sumptuous fruit with which the faithful break their fast during the Iftar (breaking time of the fast) are healthy and highly nutritious.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Iran urges boosting trade, security cooperation with Pak
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the enhancement of security and economic cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Radiant cooling may replace ACs, cut Covid risk: Study
New York, April 22 (IANS) A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests a new research.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Four ways to run a restaurant amidst the pandemic
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) It comes as no surprise the sudden surge in COVID cases has stopped many lot sectors in their tracks. The restaurant business is one such industry that has taken a huge hit agan. But 2020 having prepared them with such adversity, they feel there still is a glimmer of hope to pull through the tough times.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sustainable travel celebrated on #WorldEarthDay
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Each year 22nd April or Earth Day as we know it, brings with it a reminder to do better for our planet and take responsibility for a greener and better future. With an increased consciousness towards our home, our planet thanks to pandemic, this 51st Earth Day comes with the opportunity for us to think about the choices we make which can help make the planet a better place to live.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak mulls lockdown in major cities
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A lockdown is likely to be imposed in major cities of Pakistan if the resurgence of new Covid-19 cases persists due to failure of the public to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Highest estimated Asian artwork ever offered at auction
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) A magnificent national treasure of museum quality, by Chinese Modern master Xu Beihong (1895-1953) will be up for grabs by auction house Christie's.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
NASA's Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In a first, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has converted some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen, the US space agency has said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Patriarchy will continue to exist if we don't change: Achint Kaur
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Television and film actress Achint Kaur, who plays a prominent role in a new teleplay 'Hasmukh Sahab Ki Wasihat,' says that the play about a patriarch addicted to control, is a microcosm of society. She adds, "Real change will come only from within even though certain obvious external issues must be addressed collectively by us. If we don't change, patriarchal systems will continue to exist," she told IANS.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Stuck at home? Seven tips to get started with fitness
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) Starting a fitness routine is a tough and overwhelming choice. Especially if you are a beginner and can barely differentiate between a bench press and a cross trainer, let alone know what goals you can achieve with either. Staying motivated to work out may very well be hard, but not impossible. A personal trainer may be able to help you on this journey, yet the motivation comes from no one but yourself.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Co-living trends reflect urban youth's 'no-compromise' approach to life
New Delhi, April 22 (IANSlife) A new pan-India study has showcased that the preferences of the young urban population have changed dramatically as they opt for homes that are beyond just a decent place to stay. An ask for living spaces with hygienic surroundings and a work-friendly area in the proximity of their workplaces combined with affordability is becoming increasingly popular.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Alcohol abuse deaths increase in US: Report
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Deaths in the US due to alcohol abuse over social and economic stressors have increased over the past two decades, but not uniformly across various demographic groups, a media report said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tahir Raj Bhasin: I get bored easily so playing different parts works for me
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin says while he has always tried to go for variety in characters, it is very normal to get the same kind of roles in Bollywood.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Keeping social distance to lessen impacts on wildlife
New York, April 22 (IANS) Six feet of social distance may be the new norm between people, but a new Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report says "if you don't want to disturb wildlife, you need to keep way back".
2021-04-22
Category: International, United States,International
Oxygen black marketing racket busted in Kanpur
Kanpur (UP), April 22 (IANS) The crime branch of the Kanpur Police Commissionerate has busted oxygen black-marketing racket and recovered 51 cylinders.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gaikwad has got talent oozing out of him: Fleming
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming said that there had never been any pressure on opener Ruturaj Gaikwad from within the team this season but is happy that the opener finally managed to get among the runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
German Parliament passes 'emergency brake' Covid rules
Berlin, April 22 (IANS) Germany's Bundestag or the lower house of Parliament has agreed on nationwide binding rules for stricter measures in the fight against the third Covid-19 wave and high infection rates.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Country needs solution not false assurances: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has attacked the government over the pathetic state of affairs in the country due to Covid spread.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dalai Lama asks world leaders to look at climate challenges
Dharamsala, April 22 (IANS) Foreseeing climate crisis, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday appealed to the world leaders to look at both the challenges and the opportunities "before us on this one blue planet that we share".
2021-04-22
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
India reports 3.14 lakh new Covid cases, highest-ever daily spike
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India reported 3,14,835 Covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall infection tally to 1,59,30,965 on Thursday, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Equity indices in red; banking, auto stocks fall
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Thursday morning with selling pressure on banking and auto stocks.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Islamic scholar Wahiduddin Khan passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Islamic scholar and Padma Vibhushan awardee Maulana Wahiduddin Khan passed away due to Covid-19 on Wednesday night.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Russia to simplify visa issuance to boost tourism
Moscow, April 22 (IANS) Russia will issue electronic visas with a streamlined application procedure to attract more foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Rain lashes valley, light snowfall in Ladakh
Srinagar, April 22 (IANS) Rain lashed the Kashmir Valley and light snowfall occurred at a few places in Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological (MET) Department said there would be improvement from Friday onwards till the end of April.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
TN core Covid panel to meet today as cases surge
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) As Tamil Nadu's fresh cases touched 11,681 with 53 deaths, the state's core Covid panel will meet on Thursday to discuss future strategy to contain the pandemic. Tamil Nadu health secretary, scientists and district collectors will be part of the Core committee meet which is likely to take place virtually on Thursday.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Erdogan dismisses Trade Minister
Ankara, April 22 (IANS) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed the Trade Minister and appointed chiefs of two newly established Ministries, according to a presidential decree.
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Google introducing new UI, auto zoom and more in Meet app
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Google has announced to introduce new innovations in its Meet app like a refreshed user interface (UI), autozoom, enhanced reliability features powered by the latest Google AI and tools that make meetings more engaging.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Officials contemplating strict measures in Chennai as Covid surge
Chennai, April 22 (IANS) The health officials of Tamil Nadu are contemplating stringent measures to contain Covid spread with travel restrictions looming large. Chennai and adjoining four districts -- Chengalpettu, Kancheepuram, Tiruvalluvar and Coimbatore -- accounted for 50 per cent of the fresh Covid cases in the state.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-Delhi Minister AK Walia passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Former Delhi Minister A.K. Walia passed away due to Covid-19 on Thursday. Walia was most important minister in Sheila Dikshit-led government and held several portfolios.
2021-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rouhani urges full implementation of nuke deal
Tehran, April 22 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the full implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, commonly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-04-22
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
'UK likely to see summer surge in Covid cases'
London, April 22 (IANS) The UK is likely to see a "summer surge" in coronavirus cases as many adults were still not vaccinated against the disease, a British government advisory scientist said.
2021-04-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine