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Telly-Mahadev Tarun Khanna refused to do Tandav initially
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Tarun Khanna, who has played Mahadev at least eight times, recalls how he declined to perform the Shiv Tandav when he was asked to do it the first time.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karnataka Dy CM calls for raising open varsity admissions
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Thursday directed the higher education department to take measures to increase open university enrolment.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Politics
Shalabh's new single 'Reboot' aims to revive lost positive energies
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Singapore-based singer Shalabh has come up with a new song, titled "Reboot", which is a contemporary rock anthem.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
TDP demands Bharat Ratna for NTR
Amaravati, May 28 (IANS) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday demanded that Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country, be conferred posthumously on its founder and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Punjab CM okays Rs 55 crore for flood protection
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sanctioned Rs 55 crore for flood protection and desilting of drains with directions to complete the works before the onset of the monsoon.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Katrina Kaif is all smiles in new selfie
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has shared a stunning new selfie on Instagram, dressed in a white T-shirt and blue dungarees. In the image, she flashes her billion-dollar smile.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Civilisational Connect': 9th century Shiv Linga found in Vietnam
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga from the ninth-century was discovered during an on-going conservation project in the Cham Temple Complex in Vietnam -- over 5,000 kilometers from here.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion
Kerala not among states that have fudged Covid figures: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Amid rising Covid-19 case figures in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said those who raise baseless allegations should realise that the state is not on the list of those which have fudged their figures.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Floor of DJB headquarters sealed after 3 test Covid positive
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After three employees tested positive for coronavirus, the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) on Thursday directed to seal the second floor of its headquarters -- Varunalaya Complex -- in Jhandewalan till May 30.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
YouTube Kids app now available on Apple TV
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) Google has announced that its YouTube Kids app is now available on Apple TV and families can now download the app from the App Store.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jyotika glad to play strong female character in 'Ponmagal Vandhal'
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Actress Jyotika says she feels glad to have led the Tamil courtroom drama "Ponmagal Vandhal" that portrays a strong female character, who will go to great lengths to seek justice.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
SC to Centre on migrants: Who paid for ticket, food and ensured they didn't go hungry?
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday put three questions to the Centre on the plight of migrant workers during the lockdown: did the migrants pay for their ticket, who paid for their food on trains and who is ensuring that migrants are not hungry?
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kerala CM's choice loses hope to be Calicut University V-C
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) A row is in the offing over the new Vice-Chancellor of the Calicut University as Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delayed his nod, blocking the chances of the ruling Left government's favourite candidate.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Punjab CM seeks cash transfers to migrant workers, poor
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to the Prime Minister for cash transfers to all migrant workers and poor, and providing greater employment to rural poor under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Two Fulham players test COVID-19 positive
London, May 28 (IANS) Two players from Fulham have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest round of results that the English Football League Championship club announced on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Radico Khaitan's Q4 net profit down 20% at Rs 32.67 cr
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Spirit manufacturer Radico Khaitan on Thursday reported a 20.19 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit, at Rs 32.67 crore, for the January-March quarter of financial year 2019-20.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Virat right guy to take Indian cricket forward: Botham
London, May 28 (IANS) Legendary England all-rounder Ian Botham has said he would have loved to play against Indian captain Virat Kohli, saying he is the right guy to lead the Indian cricket team.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pawar concerned over 'breakdown' in realty sector
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Thursday expressed concerns that amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, the realty sector is in "a state of complete breakdown".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Need to hold IPL 2020 & important role of BCCI in world cricket post-Covid
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The need to organise the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by adhering to safety standards as prescribed by the government, and the important role that BCCI needs to play in ensuring the survival of world cricket was emphasised by eminent panellists during a discussion on the "Impact on Business of Cricket" as part of the #SportsPostLockdown webinar series.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Delhi Police ending manual upkeep of some British era record systems
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police, under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, is to go digital from June 1, with abolition of manual upkeep of some British era record maintenance systems. Currently, there are 44 registers to keep records of various things at each police station in the national capital.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Technology
Vijay Varma's 'Haathi mera saathi' is Jaideep Ahlawat!
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Vijay Varma had a witty quip describing his friend Jaideep Ahlawat, while sharing an Instagram video featuring the two actors on social media.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Use of HCQ in Covid-19 cases defended, to continue
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul, here on Thursday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had recommended hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylaxis with full responsibility, and as per the clinical protocol the drug might be used for therapeutics also.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nissan plans to shut Indonesia, Barcelona plants; silent on India
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Japanese automobile major Nissan Motor Company on Thursday said closure of Indonesian and Barcelona plants; reducing the number of models; rationalising production capacities; cutting down fixed costs by 300 billion Yen are some of the measures planned to achieve sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability by the end of fiscal 2023.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Innovation, data top priorities for marketers in India: Report
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Innovating and ramping up use of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make the most of data are top priorities for marketing leaders in India, while insufficient organisational structure and processes is their top challenge, said a report from US-based Cloud computing major Salesforce on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Smart e-glasses to monitor health, control video games
Seoul, May 28 (IANS) Researchers have developed smart electronic glasses (e-glasses) that not only monitor a person's brain waves and body movements but also function as sunglasses and allow users to control a video game with eye motions.
2020-05-28
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Health/Medicine
Tripura police probe complaint against B'deshi singer for abusing Modi
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura Police is probing a complaint against a Bangladeshi singer, who had performed in a music reality show in Kolkata, for "composing and uploading derogatory songs" on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over social media, police said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hackers earn record $100 million in bug bounties on HackerOne
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Ethical hackers have broken all records by earning $100 million in bug bounties on the leading security platform HackerOne, a 85.6 per cent growth (year over year) in total bounty payments with 17.5 per cent increase since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, the organisation said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
WACA left fuming after missing out on hosting India Test
Perth, May 28 (IANS) Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) chairman Tuck Waldron expressed his displeasure after the stadium in Perth was overlooked for hosting a Test against India later this year.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
KIA Motors announces additional investment of $54 mn in AP
Amaravati, May 28 (IANS) In a boost to the investment sentiment in the state, South Korean auto major KIA Motors India CEO announced an additional investment of USD 54 million in Andhra Pradesh.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Shree Ganesh' to be back on small screen
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The 2000 show "Shree Ganesha" is set to return to TV screens amidst the ongoing lockdown.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
3 Maoists killed in gun battle in Jharkhand
Ranchi, May 28 (IANS) Three Maoist guerrillas have been killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum district on Thursday, police said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Defence/Security
Over 50 artistes to unite for One India Virtual Concert
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Over 50 artistes are set to unite for the One India Virtual Concert, including Shibani Kashyap, Sumit Saini, Vipin Aneja, Manan Desai and Megha Sampat, to show solidarity with the event industry during the lockdown period.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Rohit Sharma signed as IIFL Finance's brand ambassador
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) IIFL Finance, one of Indias leading Non-Banking Finance Companies, with over Rs 36,000 crore of assets under management, has signed up Indias Rohit Sharma as its first-ever brand ambassador.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Donal Bisht starts campaign for mental health awareness
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) "Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji" actress Donal Bisht has asked her fans to pour their hearts out to her, so she can help them through their ongoing emotional turmoil.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
News Corp shuts dozens of newspapers in Australia
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has decided to end publication of dozens of newspapers in Australia, and print edition of over 100 other regional and community publications as part of a major restructuring amid Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Media
180 labourers return to Jharkhand from Mumbai by flight
Ranchi, May 28 (IANS) At the initiative of the Jharkhand government, 180 migrant labourers trapped in Maharashtra returned by flight from Mumbai on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
New Zealand Cricket lauds drop in COVID-19 cases in NZ
Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket has lauded an update from the country's health ministry which says there have been no new cases as on Thursday, the sixth day in a row with zero cases.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kartik Aaryan's plea: 'Thodi tareef karo please'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan is in the mood to invite praise for himself.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Saini shares images from debut ODI series against WI
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Fast bowler Navdeep Saini on Thursday shared images of his debut ODI series against the West Indies in December 2019. Saini took two wickets on his ODI debut in the third match of the series in Cuttack.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
It's not nice when 80,000 people whistle at you: Gareth Bale
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Wales footballer Gareth Bale opened up to his soured relationship with Real Madrid fans and said it's not nice when your own set of supporters bring your confidence down by whistling at you. Bale has seen subject to intense scrutiny since his record breaking move to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
541 more foreigners charge-sheeted in Tablighi Jamaat case
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police, here on Thursday, filed 12 fresh charge-sheets naming 541 foreign nationals in connection with the Tablighi Jamaat case.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi HC orders surprise sewage checks in Najafgarh
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the committee (formed to keep a check on sewage management) to carry out surprise checks in South West Delhi's Najafgarh area and ensure that the regulations regarding the disposal of the sewage are complied with in letter and spirit.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
India on Reese Witherspoon's mind?
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon and her son Tennessee are "dreaming" of travelling to India.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Cricket Australia announces full international summer schedule
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia on Thursday announced their fixtures for the summer of 2020-21. The elaborate schedule, including fixtures for men and women, consists of the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar series between India and Australia.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Priest sacrifices man to end coronavirus in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) A 70-year-old priest was arrested for allegedly sacrificing a 52-year-old man inside a temple in Odisha's Cuttack district to appease the goddess and end the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC: Don't charge fare from migrants, provide shelter to people found walking
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that migrant workers should not be charged any fare, either for rail or road transport, while traveling back to their homes.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP Khadi Board to provide employment opportunities
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The UP Khadi and Gramodyog Board has drawn up a massive plan to generate self-employment opportunities under the rural development schemes.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
No heat wave this weekend: Thurderstorm, squall to bring respite (Ld)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) For the last few days Delhi and other states of north India have been experiencing extreme heat wave conditions but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said there will be some respite from Friday onwards.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother' (Ld)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) "This is not an attempt at literary writing; the passages featured in this book are reflections of my observations and sometimes unprocessed thoughts; expressed without filter," Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes in the foreword to his collection of poems, published as "Letters to Mother" by HarperCollins which will be released in June and is available for pre-order on e-commerce websites.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ekta Kapoor confirms end of 'Naagin 4', to be back with season 5 'immediately'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor on Thursday confirmed that the show "Naagin 4" will soon end, but she plans to be immediately back with the fifth season.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Allahabad HC issues notice to UP govt on migrants issue
Prayagraj (UP), May 28 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government asking about steps being taken to ensure that its natives are not forced to seek employment in other states.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Prevalence of 'silent' Covid-19 infections much higher than thought
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) The prevalence of 'silent' symptomless COVID-19 infections may be much higher than thought and as countries progress out of lockdown, a high proportion of asymptomatic individuals may mean a much higher percentage has been infected with the coronavirus, according to a study of people isolated on a cruise ship during the pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Kajol tries to decode art of taking a selfie
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actress Kajol is using her lockdown hours to decode the art of taking a selfie.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ireland's Stirling 'itching' for England series despite COVID-19 risk
London, May 28 (IANS) Ireland's Paul Stirling said that he is hopeful that his team's ODI series in England will go ahead behind closed doors despite the threat of coronavirus. The three-match ODI series was scheduled to be played in September but could now be played in a short window in July.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Google explores 5% stake in struggling Vodafone Idea: Report
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In what could alter the Indian telecom scenario, Google is reportedly exploring to buy a 5 per cent stake in financially-stressed Vodafone Idea, a move that would not only pit Sundar Pichai-led tech giant against Facebook which has poured in Rs 43,574 crore for 9.99 per cent stake in Reliance-led Jio Platforms but also help struggling Vodafone stand up in the world's fastest growing mobile market.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'In the 2008 final, the CSK team meeting led by Dhoni lasted 2 mins'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Star Sports show IPL Finals has been taking fans back to the finales of the last 12 editions of the cash-rich league and Parthiv Patel recalls his time at Chennai Super Kings during the 2008 campaign on a special watch-along of the final.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
HBO Max now available on Apple TV, iOS devices
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) The new HBO Max video-streaming service from WarnerMedia is now available across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV devices.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Ind vs Aus: Sydney to host pink-ball Test
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) India will be playing their first pink-ball Test on foreign soil against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from January 3-7, 2021 during the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy slated to start towards the end of the year.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mahesh Babu's workout regime leaves wife Namrata in awe
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has been spending a lot of his time exercising during the lockdown, and his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar, is clearly impressed.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Parineeti Chopra reminisces days of no social distancing
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Amid lockdown, actress Parineeti Chopra is missing the days of no social distancing.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Punjab sees COVID-19 recovery rate at 91%
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Besides posting the highest Covid-19 recovery rate of 91 per cent in the country, Punjab has also done exceedingly well in keeping all critical mortality rate amongst the lowest at 1.3 per cent, with majority of those fatalities resulting from co-morbidity.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Warner dresses up like Baahubali in fun social media post
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) David Warner's social media antics continued unabated as the fun-loving Australian opener dressed up like a popular Indian movie character this time to entertain his fans.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Aided by VR, Chennai docs perform critical surgery on Egyptian lad
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) A virtual reality (VR) model built from the CT scan of an 11-year old boy from Egypt and a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) enabled doctors at the MGM Healthcare here to successfully carry out an implant operation, the hospital said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Siddhant Chaturvedi: Will write book on acting after 10-15 years
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi gave a befitting reply to a troll, who asked him to read a book on "how to act".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Oscar-nominated Larry Kramer no more
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Oscar-nominated screenwriter Larry Kramer, who also courted fame as a playwright, author, and gay rights and AIDS activist, has died. He was 84.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Getting dropped by Guardiola lowest point of my career, says Hart
London, May 28 (IANS) Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart conceded being dropped as No.1 custodian by then new manager Pep Guardiola was the lowest point of his football career.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
'Shramik Specials didn't get lost but were diverted due to congestion'
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The diversions of the Shramik Special trains, causing delays of several hours in reaching their destinations, was due to the congestion in the North Central Railway's Prayagraj-Manikpur-Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay section as most trains from Maharashtra and Gujarat bound for eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar take this route.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Respite from heat wave likely for Delhi till June 2: IMD
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) For the last few days Delhi and other states of north India have been experiencing extreme heat wave conditions but the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said there will be some respite from Friday onward.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Most Indian organisations want AI for improved productivity
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) For over 65 per cent of organisations in India, the primary drivers for using Artificial intelligence (AI) are improved productivity and faster time to market with new products and services, International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pre-monsoon floods hit three lakh people in 11 Assam districts
Guwahati/Agartala, May 28 (IANS) Amidst the COVID-19 surge, around three lakh people have been affected as the pre-monsoon flood situation deteriorated in eleven districts of Assam, officials said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Assam,National,Environment/Wildlife
Vistara adds more flights to service pent-up essential travel needs: CCO (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara has witnessed a reasonable domestic demand on account of the pent-up travel needs of passengers, the airline's key executive told IANS.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jasleen Royal driving to Ludhiana with pet, seeks night shelter in Udaipur
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Singer Jasleen Royal will be driving from Mumbai to her hometown Ludhiana, and plans to halt for the night at Udaipur. The singer will be travelling with her pet dog.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jasprit Bumrah missing early morning training sessions
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Ace Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah on Thursday said that he is missing his early morning training sessions amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the world.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sing 'Vande Utkal Janani' on May 30, CM appeals Odias
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, here on Thursday, appealed Odias spread across the globe to sing "Bande Utkal Janani" at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday to encourage and show respect to the covid warriors.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
SRK celebrates son AbRam's b'day by narrating 'scary' stories to him
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Bollywood couple Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's younger son AbRam turned seven a day ago, and on Thursday Gauri has shared a glimpse of the little boy's birthday celebrations.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Stalin writes to Modi, non-BJP CMs on Electricity (Amend) Bill
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) Using the people's mandate to lead the government for five years, the BJP led central government is stepping into the legislative domain of the states or trying to breach the principle of federalism, said DMK President M.K.Stalin.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Slump in consumer sector may boost PE investments: Report
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As demand disruption and supply chain issues will severely impact revenue growth in the consumer businesses, it is likely to create investment opportunities for private equity (PE) firms, according to a Crisil report.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IOA Prez seeks explanation for losses in Tokyo hotel bookings
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Thursday sought an explanation from Senior Vice President Anil Khanna on losses the association incurred due to delay in booking of hotel rooms in Tokyo for the duration of the 2020 Olympics.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Almost 80% of COVID cases in India asymptomatic: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said almost 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in India are asymptomatic or at best with very mild symptoms.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telugu star Seerat Kapoor on how lockdown affected her sleep cycle
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Southern actress Seerat Kapoor struggled with sleep problems a lot during the initial days of coronavirus lockdown.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Narendra Modi's 'Letters to Mother' to release in June
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Letters to Mother', translated by film critic Bhawana Somaaya, will be released by HarperCollins Publishers as e-book and hardback in June this year.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
129 Indians returns from Bangladesh, quarantined
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) In all 129 Indians, who returned to Tripura from Bangladesh, on Thursday were admitted to the institutional quarantine centre, here, officials said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Consortium of footballers aim to help Amphan-affected West Bengal
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A consortium of 38 footballers have decided to pool in their resources to help the affected people of West Bengal as it strives to get back on its feet after being heavily hit by Super Cyclone Amphan.
2020-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sloth bear attacks, blinds woman in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) A hungry sloth bear in search of food in Karnataka's Channapatna ended up grievously attacking and blinding an old woman in the wee hours of Thursday, an official said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Open sale of OnePlus 8 series in India postponed again
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Hit by Covid-19 related production issues, OnePlus that earlier announced the open sale of its OnePlus 8 5G series phones in India from May 29, announced on Thursday to delay it further.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
4 in 10 adults worldwide have functional gastrointestinal disorders: Study
London, May 28 (IANS) For every ten adults in the world, four suffer from functional gastrointestinal disorders of varying severity, say researchers, adding that people think it's embarrassing to talk about stomach and bowel symptoms.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghan govt, Taliban resume prisoner swap talks
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) The Afghan government and the Taliban on Thursday resumed prisoner swap talks after weeks of deadly violence and an impasse that delayed the beginning of peace negotiations for nearly two months.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Dutch GP postponed till 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic
Zandvoort (Netherlands), May 28 (IANS) Dutch Grand Prix on Thursday became the latest Formula One race to be officially postponed till next year in the wake of coronavirus pandemic that has hit the entire world.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Mysterious sound astounds people in Tiruppur district of TN
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) People in the Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning claimed to have heard a mysterious loud sound, which left them wondering about its source.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pulwama-like tragedy averted in Kashmir, IED-laden car seized (Ld)
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) A major terror plot was foiled in Jammu and Kashmir after the security forces found an explosives-laden car in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The car was said to be placed at a strategic location to target a security forces' convoy or a defence installation.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
IPL can lift spirits of the country amid COVID-19, says DC chairman
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Delhi Capitals Chairman and Co-owner Parth Jindal believes the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even if it held behind closed doors, can play a huge role in uplifting the spirits of the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TTFI plans non-compulsory camp in June for paddlers
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) is planning to hold a camp for its national players between June 20-30 and will seek consent from the government and sports ministry for the same, its secretary general, MP Singh said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Smoking and how it affects fertility, childbirth
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Smoking and tobacco use can have a serious impact on the fertility of both men and women, and consequently the quality of life in pregnancy.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
UP to sign MoU for employment of 9.5 lakh migrant workers
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Industries Association (IIA) and the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) on Friday to ensure employment for 9.5 lakh workers.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Social networking app gives grants to 13 small Indian businesses
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) In an initiative to serve local communities and support small businesses, social networking app Bumble is giving out grants worth a lakh rupees each to 13 entrepreneurs in India. Part of a larger cohort of 150+ businesses that it is monetarily supporting across 11 countries, the timely move comes at a time when companies find themselves at the brink due to the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Delhi HC pulls up NIA over Navlakha's Mumbai transfer, says acted in haste
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has expressed its unhappiness with the National Investigating Agency as it questioned the terror investigators' move of hurriedly transferring Bhima Koregaon case accused and social activist Gautam Navlakha from Delhi to Mumbai.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Guidelines to Weddings in times of COVID:19
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) In the coming months, consumers will step out and are expected to take precautionary measures, chartering the way forward for the 'new normal in the COVID-19 world. The big question which keeps coming up in everyones minds, especially those set to tie the knot is - how will mass gatherings or wedding celebrations take place?
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
NIA files more chargesheet in narcotics smuggled from Pak
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The National Investigation agency (NIA) on Thursday said that it has filed a supplementary chargesheet against narco-terrorist Amit Gambhir a.k.a. Bobby in connection with its probe into the narcotics smuggled into India along with rock salt imported from Pakistan.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Eye infections during summers and how to avoid them?
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) With temperatures crossing 45 degrees Celsius in certain parts of India, the summer sun can harm the eyes leading to a host of infections and diseases, in addition to several other physical issues.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Test and trace system begins in England, Scotland
London, May 28 (IANS) Thousands of contact tracers were making their first phone calls to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under new test and trace schemes which began in England and Scotland on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
A new drive to cushion the Indian salon industry
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) To support the Indian salon industry as it moves into the new normal, Godrej Professional has announced Suraksha Salon Program.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Demand for Film City in Udaipur to generate jobs, boost employment
Jaipur, May 28 (IANS) As thousands of migrants return to Udaipur from neighbouring states amid the lockdown, many are seeking employment in their native place and the Rajasthan government has been urged to start a Film City in this tourist town which will help migrants earn their livelihood while generating employment opportunities for several others.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
41 per cent of women in favour of menstrual leave: Online survey
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) More than 80 percent of the menstruating population has experienced some form of negative emotion such as fear, anxiety during their first period, reveals an online survey.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Death of US black man in custody sparks clashes
Washington, May 28 (IANS) Clashes erupted between protesters and police in the US city of Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, the media reported.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Scrapping Premier League season would be ridiculous, feels John Barnes
Liverpool, May 28 (IANS) Former Liverpool footballer John Barnes referred to the section of people asking for Premier League season to be called off as ridiculous and stated his former side deserves to be crowned champions following a great season.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Yoga to ease menstrual problems
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Monthly menstrual cycle varies depending on the physical strength of your body. During periods, women face different issues like lack of energy, extreme pain, mood swings, fatigue, bloating, and irritability.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
COVID-19: Tom Hanks donates more plasma for medical research
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Hanks has once again donated his plasma for research and development of a vaccine for Coronavirus treatment, and he is feeling "plasmatic".
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
J&K HC dismisses plea on PSA detention of advocate Mian Qayoom
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) A double bench of the J&K High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association president, Mian Abdul Qayoom in which he had challenged his detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
2020-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Lara admitted that he struggled against me, claims Hafeez
Lahore, May 28 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has said that left-handed batsmen, including legendary West Indies batter Brian Lara, always had a problem facing him. Hafeez picked 139 wickets in his ODI career and 53 in Tests and said that even Lara once admitted that he struggled against the Pakistani all-rounder.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Are they getting food? They must get food: SC on migrants amid exodus
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) As the Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that around 91 lakh migrant workers have been transported to their home states in coordination with the state governments on board the Shramik Special trains and road transports between May 1-27, the top court queried whether the vast human population of workers on their journey were being fed properly.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Louis Vuitton and the art of gaming
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Here's what you need to get your hands to keep you entertained while home sheltering, if you don't mind dropping a lot of cash for it-- Louis Vuittons new collection of games.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Inflow of people from two states swells K'taka COVID-19 cases
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Domestic travel returnees from two states have increased Covid cases in Karnataka in the past 19 hours, raising the state's tally to 2,493, an official said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Rahul speaks up for poor migrants, asks govt for finacial help
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Speaking at Congress' 'Speak Up India' campaign on Thursday to take the voice of the poor, migrants, small businesses and the middle class to the Central government, Rahul Gandhi said: "India does not need debt, India needs money."
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TV actor Manas Shah in financial crisis, sells car
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) TV actor Manas Shah is going through a rough phase financially and has had to sell off his car because he hasn't been paid for his last show "Hamari Bahu Silk".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Testing 1.3 bn people neither possible nor feasible: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Testing 1.3 billion people for COVID-19 is neither possible nor feasible, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in an exclusive interview with IANS on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Health Minister snubs Guleria's prediction on Covid peak
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) In what appears to be a snub to the prediction made by AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Gularia regarding COVID pandemic peak in the country, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said its "difficult" to make an assumption about "future scenarios of the disease".
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'RIL well placed for zero net debt target, more 3% stake sale likely in Jio'
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) is comfortably placed to achieve its target of becoming a zero net debt company by the end of the financial year 2020-21 and the company also is expected to sell another 3 per cent stake during the fiscal, according to a report by Edelweiss Securities.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kabaddi star Anup Kumar throws light on his job as a cop in lockdown
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The cool and composed Anup Kumar is known for leading India to a historic win in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Anup has been an active supporter of kabaddi and has been part of the prestigious Pro Kabaddi League since its inception, he joined as a player and now is the coach of the Puneri Paltan franchisee. He has had an elaborate career as a player and now aims at training youngsters to do better for the sport.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Vicky Kaushal gets seven million Instagram followers
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal, touted as one of the most talented actors in Bollywood, has garnered a fan following of seven million on Instagram.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vidyut Jammwal starts initiative to empower entrepreneurs
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal has started an initiative to support ideas from different parts of India.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Nationwide lockdown eased in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, May 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday started easing a five-day nationwide lockdown imposed during the festival of Eid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Do not charge stranded Goans return fare: Congress
Panaji, May 28 (IANS) The state government should not charge stranded Goans for a passage back home and then subject them to paid quarantine facilities, state Congress president Girish Chodankar said on Thursday, as part of the pan-India #SpeakUpIndia campaign launched by the Opposition party to critique the mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis by the central government.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Focus on migrants' plight, don't destabilise Maha govt: Priyanka
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Accusing the government of doing politics during the coronavirus crisis, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday raised the plight of migrant workers, citing the example of a toddler trying to wake her dead mother at a railway station.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Huawei protests against Canadian court's decision on CFO (Ld)
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei on Thursday protested against the decision of a Canadian court on the company's CFO Meng Wangzhou, which has declined to invalidate a request from the US for her extradition.
2020-05-28
Category: International, China,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Technology
Bryant's Hall of Fame induction postponed to next year
New York, May 28 (IANS) Basketball great Kobe Bryant's induction into the Hall of Fame has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame said that the induction of the class of 2020 will now have to be held in the first quarter of next year.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Lenovo launches free service 'PC Pal' for laptop buyers
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Lenovo on Thursday launched a free service called PC Pal to help consumers find perfect devices based on their lifestyle needs.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian worker stabbed to death in Sharjah
Sharjah, May 28 (IANS) An Indian worker was stabbed to death in Sharjah, police has confirmed.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Trump thanks Indian-American aide for seniors' insulin deal
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump thanked Indian-American Seema Verma, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, for "working hard" on evolving Medicares 'Senior Savings Model, which will cap insulin bills for the elderly at just $35 a month, it was reported.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Pooja Hegde's Instagram profile hacked, now restored
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde's Instagram account got hacked. Her profile has now been restored.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Don't go by social media, Dhoni can play WT20 even next year: Coach
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not the kind of person who will call up his close aides and talk about calling it a day from international cricket, said his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee quashing rumours of the decorated former India captain's retirement.
2020-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Leopard attacks Telangana forest officials
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Two forest personnel were injured in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Thursday when a leopard attacked them while they were helping to free it from barbed wires it was entangled in.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Elnaaz Norouzi's hacked Instagram account has been recovered
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) "Sacred Games" actress Elnaaz Norouzi says her Instagram account was recently hacked. It has been recovered now and she is happy that nothing "too crazy happened" while her account was hacked.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rohit, Hima & others sign up for #Hometeamhero challenge
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Top Indian athletes, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Hima Das, Nikhat Zareen, Manpreet Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Dipika Pallikal, Simranjit Kaur and Mirabai Chanu have come together to participate in worlds largest virtual sports event.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Ex-Tehran Mayor elected speaker of Iran's new Parliament
Tehran, May 28 (IANS) Iranian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the former mayor of capital Tehran, as the speaker of the country's new parliament.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Akhtar recalls bouncer strategy to Tendulkar in 2006 Faisalabad Test
Lahore, May 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar jogged down memory lane and revealed how he tried to get the better of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar during the titanic contest between the two teams in Faisalabad in 2006.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Locust attack: Delhi issues advisory for spraying pesticides
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) To deal with the attack of locusts in the national capital, the Delhi government has issued an advisory for spraying pesticides, Cabinet Minister Gopal Rai said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
TV actress Shikha Singh Shah flaunts blooming baby bump
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Television actress Shikha Singh Shah, known for her work in shows like "Kundali Bhagya", "Left Right Left" and "Sasural Simar Ka", shared a photograph of herself flaunting her baby bump.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
IIT Mandi researchers develop low-cost smart ventilators
Mandi, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi) on Thursday said its researchers have developed two low-cost portable ventilators.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Article 30 harms constitutional equality: Vijayvargiya
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has raised questions over Article 30 of the Indian Constitution which provides the minority community the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fuel prices may rise by Rs 5/litre after daily revision restarts
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Be ready to face up to Rs 4-5 per litre increase in the pump price of petrol and diesel next month with public sector oil marketing companies bracing up to restart daily price revision of the two petroleum products after the lockdown is lifted in June.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's banks 'Balance-Sheet Risks Rise' with surging lending pressure: Fitch
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) India's banks are staring at significant asset-quality challenges for at least the next two years despite regulatory measures, Fitch ratings said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Nepal airport under renovation amid lockdown
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) While Nepal is under a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here is being renovated to resume flight operations soon, a spokesperson said.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manushi Chhillar to promote menstrual hygiene
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Former Miss World and Bollywood debutant Manushi Chhillar has joined hands with Unicef to promote menstrual hygiene as she says there still is silence and misinformation.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
FM chairs meet to review financial stability measures amid Covid
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) through video conference to review the measures to maintain financial stability amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SaaS startup Clumio opens R&D centre in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) US-based startup Clumio on Thursday announced the launch of its research and development centre in Bengaluru to build Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based data protection solutions.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Parliamentary standing committee to meet on June 3 on lockdown
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee will be meeting on June 3 on the issue of nationwide lockdown. Sources said the Union Home Secretary will be briefing the committee on the ongoing lockdown and its impact on the country. This would be the first meeting of the committee after the announcement of the countrywide lockdown and will be held in the Parliament complex at 11 a.m.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha Raj Bhavan tightens belt to save for Covid-19 relief
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari launched several austerity measures to reduce the expenses of Raj Bhavan to make available more resources for Covid-19 relief, an official said here on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Muslim man buried in 'shamshan ghat' after 'kabristan' denies entry
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The mortal remains of a Muslim man had to be buried in a Hindu shamshan ghat or cremation ground after caretakers of at least five Muslim graveyards allegedly denied him a place for burial over fear that he could have died of Covid-19.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
IOA constitutes preparation committees for Beach Games, Winter Olympics
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has formed preparation committees for this year's Beach Games to be held in Chinese city of Sanya and the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Beijing in 2022.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'He needs to build trust': Morgan on Hales' return
London, May 28 (IANS) England white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan doesn't believe batsman Alex Hales will make a return to the team anytime soon, stating that the latter needs to win back the trust of his teammates to resurrect his career.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan duo hail fathers' contributions in I-League win
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Young Mohun Bagan footballers Subha Ghosh and Sheikh Sahil have hailed their fathers' contributions in helping them develop mental strength as the Kolkata giants won the I-League this year.
2020-05-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Urvashi Rautela predicts how flirting in 2020 will be
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actress and former beauty queen has predicted how flirting will be post lockdown in 2020.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bhumi Padnekar supports education programme
New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Bhumi Padnekar has lent her support to Whispers initiative, 'Mobileshaala, which aims to provide free education as schools across the country remain closed due to the pandemic. Whisper is one of India's leading names in Feminine Care and menstrual hygiene products.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
12 fresh charge sheets expected against 536 more foreign Jamaatis
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi Police is all set to file 12 fresh charge sheets against the foreigners in the Tablighi Jamaat case, the police said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Ayodhya saints, Babri plaintiff slam Pak remark on temple
Ayodhya, May 28 (IANS) Saints and seers in Ayodhya have reacted strongly to Pakistan's statement on temple construction in corona times.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
HK oppn lawmaker throws rotten plant at Legco Prez
Hong Kong, May 28 (IANS) Emergency services were called into Hong Kong Legislative Council's (Legco) chamber on Thursday after an opposition lawmaker hurled a container of foul-smelling rotten plants at the President's seat as a debate on a controversial national anthem bill resumed.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Martin Scorsese captures lockdown experience in short film
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Hollywood maestro Martin Scorsese has made a short film reflecting upon his lockdown experience in New York.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
China's NPC endorses resolution for national security law
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) The National Peoples Congress (NPC), Chinas top legislature, on Thursday endorsed a resolution authorising its Standing Committee to tailor-make a national security law for Hong Kong.
2020-05-28
Category: International, China,Politics
Why investor James Richman thinks General Electric is headed to $10
New York, May 28 (IANS) Coming from a low of $5.48, General Electric company has risen to the $7-level again after the deal selling its lighting business to Savant Systems.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Iconic Tokyo Tower reopens after COVID-19 closure
Tokyo, May 28 (IANS) The iconic Tokyo Tower reopened to the public on Thursday after the health emergency restrictions imposed in Japan due to COVID-19 were lifted earlier this week.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Sony launches entry-level camcorder in India
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Sony India on Thursday introduced latest handheld camcorder HXR-MC88 in India for Rs 1,04,900.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Big B is confused over Bhumi Pednekar's compliment
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is stumped by Bhumi Pednekars compliment. She has called him the "most baller person ever", and he is confused about the expression. Whats more, she has done it twice over!
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
80% cybercrimes faced by Maharashtra school students go unreported: Survey
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) At least 80 per cent of school students in Maharashtra aged between 10-17 do not report cybercrimes they face online to their parents, teachers and the police, a new survey revealed on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19: Tally touches 2,841 as single-day count hovers at 54
Amaravati, May 28 (IANS) Despite intensive containment measures, fresh COVID-19 cases continue to surface in Andhra Pradesh with unfailing regularity. On Thursday the state reported 54 positive cases, which includes four persons that had travel histories to the Koyambedu market in Chennai.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Explosives laden car was meant to target forces: IG Kashmir
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) A group of Hizbul and Jaish terrorists planted a 40 to 45 kg IED on their car to target security forces, IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a press conference in Srinagar on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Madan Lal votes for IPL under controlled environment to aid economy
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Cricket around the world is slowly and steadily trying to get back on its feet after being suspended since March in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The entire calendar was shredded by the virus outbreak and officials around the world are still looking for that little something which would kickstart the beleaguered sport.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
GB Nagar authorities step up vigil in coronavirus hotspots
Gautam Buddh Nagar, May 28 (IANS) The Gautam Buddh Nagar district authorities on Thursday intensified monitoring of all the COVID-19 hotspots in its jurisdiction, a day after District Magistrate Suhas L.Y. underlined 'timely intervention' as the need of the hour in containing the pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Windows 10 May update now live with built-in Linux, Cortana
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has started to reach customers globally with features like Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 as well as latest Cortana updates.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'No money for diaspora quarantine, but for Kerala govt publicity'
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Hitting hard at the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government in Kerala, two-time former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday said while extravagance continue, the government has no money to provide free Covid quarantine to the beleaguered diaspora returnees.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India pitches as alternative to MNCs rethinking sourcing plans
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) India is pitching itself as an alternative Business Continuity Plan destination as multinationals rethink their sourcing plans and re-organize supply chains.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Henry Cavill might return as Superman
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Henry Cavill is in negotiations to reprise the role of Superman, aka Clark Kent, in an upcoming DC Comics movie.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
B'desh won't extend COVID-19 shutdown
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has decided not to extend the ongoing shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic, allowing offices to reopen on May 31, the media reported.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
PCB appoint Saqlain, Bradburn in High Performance roles
Lahore, May 28 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced the appointments of former New Zealand cricketer Grant Bradburn as Head of High Performance Coaching and former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq as Head of International Player Development as part of the prestigious High Performance Centres restructuring.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
US court dismisses anti-conservative bias suit against Twitter, FB
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) At a time when US President Donald Trump accuses social media firms of being biased against conservatives, a federal appeals court in the US rejected a lawsuit that alleged that Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Google conspired to silence conservative voices.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mahesh Babu tries 'mastering mirror selfie' with daughter Sitara
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has shared a picture on Instagram where he poses before the camera with his daughter Sitara.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
World Rugby rejects proposal for invitational tournament
London, May 28 (IANS) World Rugby has rejected a proposal for a major international rugby event in the UK next year aimed at boosting the game's finances after the coronavirus stoppage.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Probe opens into B'desh hospital fire
Dhaka, May 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh Fire Service has formed a four-member panel to investigate a fire that burned down the isolation unit and killed five patients, including three COVID-19 positive, at the United Hospital in Dhaka, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Onboard Shramik Spl, woman goes into labour, delivers girl
Patna, May 28 (IANS) A woman travelling back to her native place by Shramik Special train, on Thursday, gave birth to a baby girl, railway officials said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea cuts interest rates to all-time low
Seoul, May 28 (IANS) The Bank of Korea (BoK) estimated on Thursday that this year South Korea's GDP will contract by 0.2 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic, and decided to cut interest rates by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 0.5 per cent.
2020-05-28
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
See the plight of migrants, give them Rs 7,500: Sonia
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi government of not listening to the plight of the migrant workers, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday demanded from the government to provide Rs 7,500 to every needy of the country for next six months.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Xiaomi to launch 1st Notebook in India next month as demand surges
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) After cementing its leadership position in the smartphone and affordable TV segments in India, Chinese conglomerate Xiaomi is geared up to enter the laptop market, with bringing its Mi Notebook to the country next month, a top company executive said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Timelines issued to resume activities in SL
Colombo, May 28 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Health Ministry has issued a comprehensive set of guidelines focused on the "new normal" with timelines on when most activities can resume in the island nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Google sued in US over claims of illegal location tracking
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) In a lawsuit filed against Google, the US state of Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has alleged that the search engine giant violated privacy of Android users by tracking their location without their proper consent, The Washington Post reported.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England likely to have shortened domestic season
London, May 28 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are reportedly trying to salvage their domestic season by giving a go ahead to a shortened County Championship for the upcoming season.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rohit, Hima & others sign up for #Hometeamhero challenge
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Top Indian athletes, including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Hima Das, Nikhat Zareen, Manpreet Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Dipika Pallikal, Simranjit Kaur and Mirabai Chanu, have come together to participate in worlds largest virtual sports event.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Other Sports
7 Afghan policemen killed in Taliban attack
Kabul, May 28 (IANS) At least seven policemen were killed and three others injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's Farah province, the first major incident after a three-day ceasefire ended, authorities confirmed on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Domestic violence on rise as COVID-19 keeps people at home: Study
New York, May 28 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers have found an increase in the incidence of domestic violence reports in two US cities, Los Angeles and Indianapolis since stay-at-home orders were put into effect.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Rs 2,000 fine for home quarantine violators in MP
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Health Department has decided to impose a fine of Rs 2,000 on first-time violaters of home quarantine norms in order to check further spread of the Coronavirus in the state.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Strict vigil triggers traffic snarls at Delhi-Ghaziabad border
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Heavy vehicular traffic was witnessed at Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Airbus team scour Karachi crash site
Karachi, May 28 (IANS) Airbus experts continued to examine and collect evidence about the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash on May 22 at a residential area in the port city that killed 97 people, it was reported on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kumble, Laxman 'optimistic' IPL can take place this year
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Former India cricketers Anil Kumble and VVS Laxman are hopeful that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place in 2020, even if it has to happen infront on empty stands.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Yogi makes surprise checks in hospitals in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) After receiving feedback that all is not well in Lucknow hospitals, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has now set out to verify facts himself.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dorsey retorts to Trump: Twitter is doing its duty
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) After Donald Trump threatened Twitter with big action that can come in the form of an executive order soon, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday defended the fact checking action against Trump tweets.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics,Technology
UP panchayat polls to be held on time: Minister
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Minister for Panchayati Raj Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary has refuted speculations that the panchayat elections may be delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and expressed confidence that the polls would be held on time in December.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Why is my Twitter handle so important?: Aditi Singh
Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) Rebel Congress MLA Aditi Singh finally broke her silence on Thursday on dissociating herself from the Congress on her Twitter handle.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
26 arrested in 2019 Essex lorry migrants' deaths
Brussels, May 28 (IANS) European agencies investigating the death of 39 Vietnamese migrants, who were found dead in a refrigerated lorry in the UK's Essex county last year, have arrested 26 people in France and Belgium allegedly linked to human trafficking organizations.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Belgium,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Yogi sets up disaster relief team for locust attack
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set up a Disaster Relief Team, headed by the Deputy Director, Agriculture Directorate, to deal with locust attacks in various parts of the state.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
PM pays tributes to Savarkar on birth anniversary
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to freedom fighter and Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar on his 137th birth anniversary.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UK PM dismisses calls to inquire aide's lockdown violation
London, May 28 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed calls to launch an inquiry against his chief aide, Dominic Cummings who has been accused of breaking lockdown rules, news of which prompted widespread anger in country.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
No one-size-fits-all solution, Modi to power ministry
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a review meeting with the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has said that the ministries should put in place state-specific solutions instead of looking for a 'one-size-fits-all' solution, to incentivise each state to improve its performance.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Canadian judge refuses to quash US extradition bid for Huawei CFO
Ottawa, May 28 (IANS) A Canadian judge has declined to invalidate a request from the USStates for the extradition of the Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Canada,Politics,Technology
China rejects US call for UNSC meeting on HK
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) China has rejected the US' request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing's proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body.
2020-05-28
Category: International, China,Politics
Bezos says Amazon serious about warehouse workers' health
Seattle, May 28 (IANS) Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has rebutted claims about Covid-19 health concerns at the warehouses, saying the ecommerce giant has taken this seriously from the very beginning.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Technology
IOA constitutes 11-member Olympic Solidarity Fund Committee
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association has constituted a 11-member IOA Olympic Solidarity Fund Committee, led by Delhi Olympic Association President Kuldeep Vats, to manage all activities of Olympic Solidarity concerning IOA/NOC India for 2020-21 cycle.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
US House passes Uyghur rights bill
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a bill that calls for the imposition of sanctions on China for its alleged abuse of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kranti Prakash Jha dedicates new role to Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor Kranti Prakash Jha does an "Angry Young Man" act in the new web series "Raktanchal". The young actor dedicates his effort to Bollywoods original Angry Young Man, Amitabh Bachchan.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
64 days later, Kerala tipplers get their favourite brand
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) It was a wait that many tipplers would like to forget as after 64 days, a few lucky ones who were able to download the new 'Bev Q' app and came with a QR code got their favourite brand.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sentencing of NZ mosque attack accused postponed
Wellington, May 28 (IANS) The sentencing of the Australian man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city last year that killed 51 people, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judicial sources said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bolsonaro under pressure after US travel ban
Brasilia, May 28 (IANS) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has faced more criticisms after his US counterpart President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on non-American citizens from the South American country, as the COVID-19 pandemic situation has worsened.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
Collectors, commissioners to join Cab Secy meeting on Covid-19
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will hold a meeting with all states and Union Territories (UTs) on Thursday on the issue of "Public Health Response" to COVID-19, the deadly virus which has infected 1,58,333 people across the country so far.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Operation to rescue child from borewell in Telangana fails
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) The efforts to rescue three-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Telangana's Medak district on Wednesday evening proved futile as he was found dead early on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Instagram to let influencers earn from ads on IGTV content
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out new tools for creators to make money directly from their content on Live and IGTV by bringing video ads to the platform.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
A business clinic to help Kerala MSMEs in corona times
Kochi, May 28 (IANS) In these pandemic times, when the businesses are gravely affected and the MSMEs are particularly feeling the heat, a Kerala institute has come up with an initiative to help the distressed industry. The Institute of Small Enterprises and Development (ISED) has come out with a unique platform -- 'business clinic' for extending advisory services to the COVID-19 affected MSMEs in the state.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Good to see players having courage to talk about mental health: Dravid
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Former India captain Rahul Dravid has praised modern-day players for coming out in open and talking about mental health.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sensex up 400 points, Nifty above 9,400
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices surged on Thursday with the BSE Sensex rising over 400 points and the Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange trading above the 9,400 mark.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid-19 intensifies need to expand sustainable energy solutions
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up significantly, a new report by several agencies said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
194 deaths in single day, India reports 1.58L cases
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) With 6,566 new cases and 194 new deaths India's total tally of COVID-19 reached 1,58,333 on Thursday, the Health Ministry data revealed. This is the second highest number of deaths reported in 24 hours, it was on May 5 when India had reported 195 deaths in a day.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Relaxation in the air, Agra's Covid tally rose by 5 to 875
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Though officially the lockdown-4 continues till May 31, shop keepers in mandis and bazaars of Agra, have geared up to resume commercial activities as soon as they get a green signal from the administration.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft bans Trend Micro driver for 'cheating' hardware test
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) A Microsoft cybersecurity team has blocked a free Trend Micro anti-virus tool from running on Windows 10 that appeared to alter its operation and allegedly cheat through the stringent certification test for drivers.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
SCO, BRICS summits in Russia postpones
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) The summits of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS group, which were expected to take place in Russia in July, will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Pulwama-like tragedy averted in Kashmir, IED-laden car timely captured
Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) A major terror plot was averted in Jammu and Kashmir after the security forces recovered a car laden with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The explosive laden car was said to be placed at a strategic location to target a security forces convoy or a defence installation.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Aus authorities baffled over 30-yr-old man's death by COVID-19
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) Australian authorities were scrambling on Thursday to find the source of a COVID-19 infection which killed a 30-year-old man in the remote mining town of Blackwater in Queensland state.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,International
BSP leader booked for organising dance party in UP
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (IANS) The Aligarh police, on Wednesday, booked a local Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, Mohammad Zahid, and 20 others for violating lockdown rules by organising a dance session on the eve of his son's wedding.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Aus media giant announces closure of over 100 print titles
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) News Corp Australia on Thursday announced the closure of more than 100 regional and community print titles as part of a major restructure aimed at cutting costs and moving to digital publishing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Media
China extends olive branch to India after US seeks discussion on HK
New Delhi/Washington, May 28 (IANS) China extended reconciliatory messages to India after the US requested for an immediate online UN Security Council meeting to discuss a new legislation for Hong Kong to crush all dissent.
2020-05-28
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Purbi Joshi: Pandemic will definitely affect industry
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The outbreak of coronavirus, with many small and medium-budget films are opting for a digital release. Actress Purbi Joshi, who features in a quarantine special edition of "Metro Park", agrees the film industry will be affected, but she hopes in a positive way.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Armed man shot dead by police on Australia freeway
Canberra, May 28 (IANS) A man armed with a knife was shot dead by police in Australia's Victoria state in front of stunned motorists on the side of a busy freeway on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Australia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
European Commission proposes COVID-19 recovery fund
Brussels, May 28 (IANS) The European Commission has proposed a 750 billion euro ($826 billion) recovery fund to help the world's largest trading bloc recover from a recession due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Get a life: Sakshi quashes rumours of MS Dhoni's retirement
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi has once again rubbished the rumours of the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman's retirement from international cricket.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Boeing Boeing resumes 737 MAX production
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US airplane giant Boeing said that it has resumed production of its beleaguered 737 MAX aircraft at the company's Renton factory in Washington state, after a five-month hiatus.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
US to end sanctions waivers on Iranian nuclear projects
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the end of sanctions waivers on several Iranian civilian nuclear projects, Washington's latest effort to pressure Tehran.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
Traffic policeman jumps in front of Shramik Special train, dies
Agra (up), May 28 (IANS) A 48-year-old traffic Head Constable allegedly committed suicide in Agra by jumping infront of a speeding Shramik Special train.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two Agra cops suspended for assaulting trader
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Two policemen were suspended in Agra after they were caught on CCTV camera for chasing and assaulting a local trader with baton outside his house.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India-based firms spoofing WHO to hack global business leaders: Google
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) Several India-based firms are spoofing the World Health Organisation (WHO) by creating fake Gmail accounts and luring business leaders in disguise of informing them of latest Covid-19 announcements and hack their personal and financial information, Google has warned.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology,Business/Economy
Cuomo, Trump discuss reviving NY economy with infrastructure
New York, May 28 (IANS) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that during his meeting with President Donald Trump here, the two men focused on reviving the state's COVID-19-battered economy with infrastructure building.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics
UP man, wife killed for not paying house rest
Azamgarh (UP), May 28 (IANS) An auto parts dealer and his wife were shot by the son of their landlord in Atlas Tank locality under the City Kotwali police circle in Azamgarh district on Monday night.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Switzerland to end highest alert, further ease restrictions
Bern, May 28 (IANS) The Swiss government announced that it will officially lift the highest alert of "extraordinary situation" on June 19 and will further ease the COVID-19 related restrictions soon.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Switzerland,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life,IPL 2015,Commonwealth Games 2014
Premier League's COVID-19 cases rises to 12
London, May 28 (IANS) The English Premier League has announced that four more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 after the third round of testing, raising the total number to 12 across the league.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Facebook CEO criticizes Twitter for fact-checking Trump
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) Criticising Twitter for flagging tweets by US President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that social media companies should not be the arbiter of truth.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
14-day quarantine must for foreign returnees in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) The Haryana government has directed all Deputy Commissioners to ensure that international travellers arriving in the state will remain in institutional quarantine for the first seven days and then home quarantine for the next similar days.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Trump warns social media giants after tweet fact-checked
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has warned social media giants that his government could "strongly regulate" or "close them down" after Twitter fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Politics,Technology
Shreyas Talpade: You can say a lot with humour
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actor-producer Shreyas Talpade believes one can say a lot with humour, and thats what he aims to do with his projects.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Ten-men Leipzig hold Hertha to 2-2 draw in Bundesliga
Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Hertha Berlin failed to make the most of their numerical advantage as ten-men Leipzig secured a point on home soil in the 28th round of Bundesliga.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Facebook takes on TikTok again with music making app Collab
San Francisco, May 28 (IANS) Taking on Chinese short-video making platform TikTok, Facebooks experimental app division has introduced a new iOS app called Collab for making and mixing music with friends.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
More than 1 in 6 youths jobless due to COVID-19: ILO
Geneva, May 28 (IANS) More than one in six youths were jobless since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Putin calls for maximizing efforts to fight unemployment
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the government and regional authorities to maximize efforts to solve the problem of unemployment, which has risen drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Serie A files injunction over broadcast rights
Rome, May 28 (IANS) Italy's top professional football league, Serie A, has filed an injunction against broadcaster Sky-Italian over broadcast rights for the remainder of the season.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
PLO affirms abolition of all agreements with Israel, US
Ramallah, May 28 (IANS) The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has affirmed the abolition of all agreements and understandings reached with the US and Israel due to the latter's planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territory.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Israel,Politics
In contemporary times, writing is political activity: Benyamin
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) For him, it is important that the tales he decides to tell not only relate but also 'belong' to him in multiple ways. And while some stories have a range wide enough for many paths to develop, taking the shape of a novel, others might lose their charm if stretched. "So, they should be short stories. Of course, it's the writer's creative intuition and experience that guides him to decide the destiny of a tale. But choosing a story itself is a painful process, I just cannot write it unless it calls me," says Malayalam author Benyamin, winner of multiple awards in 2018, including the inaugural JCB Prize for Literature for 'Jasmine Days' and The Crossword Book Award for Indian Language Translation for the same work.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
Moscow's 2nd stage of restrictions withdrawal from June 1
Moscow, May 28 (IANS) Authorities in Moscow will begin the second stage of withdrawal of restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic on June 1, the Russian capital city's Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
COVID-19 2nd wave in US not inevitable: Fauci
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US "could happen" but it was "not inevitable", America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,International
Pvt-public partnership is working to bring Covid vaccine in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The governments point man on the gravest health emergency confronting the world and India is Dr Harsh Vardhan, our very own Health Minister, a Chandni Chowk MP. A doctor himself and in the main an Otorhinolaryngologist, he has risen from a doctor to a well-regarded politician. Extremely soft-spoken, he has been a minister in the Delhi government and headed the Delhi BJP and was its CM candidate. Prime Minister has a special bonding with him. And as such he heads what has turned out to be the most sensitive ministry in these challenging times.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Global COVID-19 cases near 5.7 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, May 28 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 5.7 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 355,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,International
Rani: 'Hum Tum' will always be memorable for Chintu uncle
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Kunal Kohli's 2004 romantic comedy film "Hum Tum" was released in Hindi cinema 16 years ago on this day, and actress Rani Mukerji remembered her shooting experience with veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who recently passed away.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Africa reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases
Cape Town, May 28 (IANS) South Africa has reported 1,673 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the country reported its first case in early March.
2020-05-28
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
8 COVID-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Eight COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Pavitra Punia misses her 'Baalveer Returns' co-stars
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actress Pavitra Punia misses spending time with her "Baalveer Returns" co-actors, including Aditya Ranvijay, Shridhar Watsar and Atul Verma.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Naomi Scott would love to play Disney villain
Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Naomi Scott, who portrays Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin", says she would love to play a Disney villain.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs
Geneva, May 28 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
When Vidya Malvade and Paoli Dam bonded over yoga
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Actresses Paoli Dam and Vidya Malvade had a great time together on the set of the web series "Kaali 2", and they particularly discussed yoga and fitness.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Betaal': Where are the scares? (IANS Review; Rating: * * )
"Betaal" (Netflix series); Cast: Viineet Kumar Singh, Aahana Kumra, Suchitra Pillai, Jitendra Joshi. Siddharth Menon, Manjiri Pupala; Created by: Patrick Graham; Rating: * * (two stars)
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
US COVID-19 deaths top 100,000: Johns Hopkins University
New York, May 28 (IANS) The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US topped 100,000 on Wednesday, reaching 100,047, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch (2nd Ld)
Washington, May 28 (IANS) NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
US capital to lift stay-at-home order
Washington, May 28 (IANS) US capital Washington DC will lift stay-at-home order on Friday and enter phase one of reopening, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Wednesday.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Dow jumps over 550 points, closing above 25,000
New York, May 28 (IANS) US stocks ended higher on Wednesday as investors weighed the possibility of normalizing economic activities.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch
Washington, May 28 (IANS) NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch
Washington, May 28 (IANS) NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather, Xinha reported.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Italy's COVID-19 deaths register new rise as active infections keep falling
Rome, May 28 (IANS) Some 117 new fatalities due to the coronavirus were registered in Italy on Wednesday, bringing the country's death toll to 33,072, the latest data from the national Civil Protection Department showed.
2020-05-28
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
US dollar rises amid risk-averse sentiment
New York, May 28 (IANS) The US dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday as market participants sought safe-haven assets amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
France's COVID-19 death toll up by 66 to 28,596
Paris, May 28 (IANS) With 66 new deaths of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, France's death toll from the coronavirus-caused disease has risen to 28,596 as of Wednesday, according to official figures.
2020-05-28
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Smriti Irani highlights tapestry artisan thanking Corona Warriors
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Textiles and Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani took to Twitter on Wednesday to showcase a lady from West Bengal who has captured the impact of Covid-19 through the art of tapestry.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National
5 rescued from Mumbai hotel blaze
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) At least five persons were rescued from a hotel near Marine Lines housing doctors and health workers after a fire there around midnight, officials said.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Madhya Pradesh cabinet expansion likely soon
Bhopal, May 28 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh council of ministers may be expanded soon. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that the cabinet expansion would take place shortly. He did not specify the date though.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Passengers on SpiceJet flight to Guwahati test Covid positive
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Airline major SpiceJet has confirmed that two passengers, who had travelled from Ahmedabad to Guwahati via Delhi on May 25 have tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Most MP liquor shops shut, HC restrains govt from action
Jabalpur, May 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday restrained the state government from taking any action against the liquor vendors who are on warpath over the existing terms of excise policy that cripples their business and have shut down their vends.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
3 Karnataka special trains chug 4,196 migrants home
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Three Sharmik special trains departed from Karnataka with 4,196 migrants to Odisha, Rajashtan and Bihar, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Boeing lays off nearly 7,000 employees in US
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Boeing has announced it is laying off nearly 7,000 employees in its US operations as it starts involuntary layoffs.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
K'taka Covid tally swells after domestic returnees
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) As many as 84 per cent or 114 of the 135 new coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours in Karnataka were of Maharashtra returnees, even as the state's tally rose to 2,418, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Supplied K'taka over 11 lakh tonnes food grains in lockdown: FCI
Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The Food Corporation of India (FCI) on Wednesday said that it supplied 11.80 lakh tonnes of food grains to Karnataka during the Covid lockdown.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Business/Economy
Daati Maharaj held for praying at temple amidst lockdown; gets bail
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj was arrested on Wednesday, almost a week after he was seen offering prayers at the Shani Dham temple in south Delhi's Asola Village, flouting the norms of lockdown enforced to control the spread of coronavirus.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
94 deportees from Saudi test positive, T'gana Covid tally passes 2K
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) As many as 94 deportees from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for Covid-19 in Telangana while the state on Wednesday also reported six more deaths, pushing the death toll to 63.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Govt tells 7 ways how you can reuse your Covid goggles
ew Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The centre on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure for reuse of goggles without risk of contracting coronavirus infection. Google's have come to be a crucial component of personal protective equipment (PPE) Kits.
2020-05-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Domestic passenger numbers, flights continue to rise
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Air passenger numbers along with domestic flight operations continued to increase on Wednesday, the third day after services were resumed.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Telangana exempts RTC buses from night curfew
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to exempt buses of state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) from night curfew which is in force across the state as part of Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Assam's Covid tally rises to 774, other NE states also see cases up (Roundup)
Guwahati/Agartala, May 27 (IANS) With the return of thousands of natives from elsewhere in India, the spread of Covid-19 continued unabated in Assam, with its total climbing up to 774 cases, half of which are in two districts - Kamrup Metro and Golaghat, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Guterres urges avoiding actions raising tension on India-China border
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is watching the rising border tensions between India and China and has urged both countries not to do anything to heighten it.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Attachment of properties by ED illegal, J.P. Morgan tells SC
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) J.P. Morgan India on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has not committed any wrongdoing and the attachment of its properties by the Enforcement Directorate is "blatantly illegal", as it has no role in the Amrapali Group housing scam.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Trump offers to mediate between India, China
New York, May 27 (IANS) Despite his tensions with Beijing, US President Donald Trump has offered to "mediate or arbitrate" the border dispute between India and China as the situation heated up with threats from both Beijing and Islamabad.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarat's tally crosses 15K, death toll 938
Gandhinagar, May 27 (IANS) The total number of corona positive cases climbed over the the 15,000 mark in Gujaratent as 376 fresh cases were added on Wednesday, taking the total to 15,205.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook refutes WSJ report, lists efforts to curb polarisation
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday refuted a Wall Street Journal report claiming that the company "shut down efforts to make the site less divisive" and "largely shelved" internal research on whether social media increases polarisation.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Anubhav Sinha tweets his tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Wednesday marked the 56th death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
All shops can reopen in Hyderabad from May 28
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government has allowed all shops in Hyderabad to reopen from Thursday. However, the ban on re-opening of malls will continue.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Business/Economy
Govt steps in to fight with swarm of locusts as several states are under threat
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has stepped in to fight with menace of locust as it has become a great threat for farmers before the sowing of kharif crops sowing gathers pace.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'India's data centre market to grow in 2020 amid rising digital consumption'
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) On the back of various policy initiatives, widening customer base and increasing corporate requirements for data storage, a CBRE report has said that the data centre market is set to grow in 2020 with rising demand and supply.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid spread not alarming despite relaxations, says KCR
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday said that people should not be scared or feel fearful about coronavirus, as the spread was not on an alarming scale despite relaxations in the lockdown. He, however, said people should be cautious and alert.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Inhuman beating & madness': Assaulted Chinese woman's open letter amid Indo-China faceoff
Noida, May 27 (IANS) Days after a man in Greater Noida beat up a Chinese woman living in a condominium there for allegedly fostering a stray dog which bit his canine, amid an already strained Indo-Chinese relationship, the victim has written an open letter where she described her ordeal.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi hotels told to refund half-rent as quarantine period reduced
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday directed the hotels providing paid quarantine to those who returned from abroad to refund a week's balance as the Centre has reduced the period for institutional quarantine.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National
Maha Covid-19 deaths zoom to 105 on Wednesday, cases cross 55K (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Maharashtra on Wednesday notched a new high of 105 Covid-19 deaths, from Tuesday's previous high of 97 fatalities, with the number of cases shooting above 55,000, health officials said here.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Tendulkar reminded of childhood seeing Lara's son's batting grip
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara shared a video of his son playing cricket with a plastic bat. The West Indies great noted that the way he grips the bat shows that he wants to be a left-handed batsman but the boy is batting right handed.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana imposes salary cut for employees for May too
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday decided to continue 50 per cent salary cut for the employees for the month of May in view of the state's revenues reaching rock-bottom due to Covid-19 induced lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Chhattisgarh reports first Covid death, but only 3 new cases
Raipur, May 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh officially reported the first death due to Covid-19 even as it found comfort on Wednesday after many tense days, with only three persons turning coronavirus positive.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Taj, Vivanta to have digital menus as services resume post lockdown
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) on Wednesday announced that hotels under its brands Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions and Ginger are implementing enhanced precautionary measures as it prepares for resumption of services post the lockdown whereby the menus in these hotels will be largely digital or single use menus.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Senior Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With coronavirus cases in the national capital spiking at an alarming rate, the latest target of the deadly virus is a senior IPS officer from Delhi Police.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3,543 Shramik Specials ferried 48 lakh people in 26 days
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways transported over 48 lakh stranded migrant workers in 26 days in 3,543 Shramik Special trains that started operating since May 1.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to create state health register for better services
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) The Karnataka government has launched a pilot programme for a 'State Health Register' to gather health insights on the state populace for providing better healthcare services in the future, a minister said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 BSF personnel found infected with coronavirus in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 27 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were found infected with coronavirus in Gurugram on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Spain mulling return of fans for LaLiga 2020/21 season
Madrid, May 27 (IANS) Spanish Sports Council President Irene Lozano said that Spain would be considering the return of fans in LaLiga matches next season. LaLiga clubs have resumed group training this month with an aim to resume the 2019/20 season in the month of June.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
'Little Kashmir' in Telangana: Tribal farmer harvests maiden apple crop
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Four years of hard work of a young tribal farmer in Telangana have literally borne fruit.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
3-year-old falls into borewell in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) A three-year-old child accidentally fell into an open borewell in Telangana's Medak district on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oppn hits out at K'taka govt over naming bridge after Savarkar
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) Ahead of the scheduled inauguration of a city flyover by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday, Karnataka opposition leaders came out against naming it after Hindutva icon Veer Savarkar.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'We take all matters seriously': SC on fake news on Tablighi Jamaat
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday, directing the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) be made a party to the pleas alleging a section of media was demonising the Muslim community in connection with the Nizamuddin Markaz incident in Delhi, said: "We take all matters seriously."
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics,Religion
Short film 'Kacche Din' highlights reality of migrant labourers
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Shailendra Singh, producer-director of the short film "Kacche Din", says that the story intends to show the reality and create awareness of the living conditions of migrant workers.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Shashaa Tirupati multi-tasks to come out with new song amid lockdown
Vancouver, May 27 (IANS) National Award-winning singer Shashaa Tirupati has sung, composed, written, shot and edited her independent English song "Leprechaun love".
2020-05-27
Category: International, Canada,Cinema/Showbiz
Beach volleyball player Lupo opens up about training during COVID-19
Rome, May 27 (IANS) Italian beach volleyballer Daniele Lupo described that his training experience during the COVID-19 pandemic had made him feel gutted, the 28-year-old told Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Trump threatens Twitter with 'big action' for flagging his tweets (2nd Lead)
Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened Twitter with "big action" for tagging two of his tweets on mail-in voting with a fact-checking warning label.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Technology,Politics
Focus on Noida Sec 17 as 4 corona cases reported
Noida, May 27 (IANS) Gautam Buddh Nagar on Wednesday reported four new COVID cases -- three of them from a family -- from Sector 17 in Noida, forcing containment measures in the area, officials said.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Labyrinth' sequel to be directed by 'Doctor Strange' maker
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) "Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson will be helming the sequel to the 1980s musical fantasy "Labyrinth", which starred music icon David Bowie and actress Jennifer Connelly.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
162 more test positive, J&K COVID-19 tally at 1,921 (Ld)
Jammu, May 27 (IANS) In the largest single day spike so far, 162 people tested positive in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday as the total number of COVID-19 patients rose to 1,921 in the Union Territory.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Churu bakes at 49.6 degrees Celsius, heatwave to reduce by May 29
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Churu city of Rajasthan once again recorded the maximum temperature at 49.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) asserting that the heatwave will substantially reduce by May 29.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Varun Sharma shares how he passes time
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Varun Sharma has found a funny way to kill time amid lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut's lavish 48-crore workplace
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut has set up a sprawling new workspace in the posh Pali Hill locality of Mumbai, for her production house, Manikarnika Films.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US women's soccer league to stage 2020 Challenge Cup in summer
Washington, May 27 (IANS) The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) of the United States announced on Wednesday that the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup will mark the return to action for all nine clubs this summer.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
BWF extends Olympic qualification to next year
Kuala Lumpur, May 27 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation on Wednesday announced that it has extended its Olympic qualification period to next year. It said that all ranking points earned over the course of the tournaments that were played before the suspension of the sport due to the coronavirus pandemic will be maintained.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Badminton
Goalkeeper Ramsdale testing positive changed mindset, says Howe
London, May 27 (IANS) English Premier League side Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said the news of the club's goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale testing positive for coronavirus unsettled them.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Rajasthan's Churu bakes at 49.6 degrees, heatwave to abate by May 29
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Churu town in Rajasthan once again recorded the maximum temperature at 49.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) asserting that the heatwave will substantially abate by May 29.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Reading is Shweta Tiwari's way of having fun
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tiwari has shared her way of having fun amid lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central
SC seeks response from Centre, Assam on plea challenging delimitation
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Assam government and the Centre on a plea seeking to defer the delimitation of Assembly and parliamentary constituencies in the state of Assam until the completion of Census 2021.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Hindi film on Rohingya genocide in works
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Debutant director Haider Khan will show the plight of Rohingya people in an upcoming Hindi film.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Neha Dhupia's daughter crashes live audition
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia was interrupted by daughter Mehr during a live audition for her reality show. As she was unable to attend to the child, Neha became emotional, and exclaimed "I am such a bag of emotions right now".
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karishma Tanna moonwalks to Drake's rhythm
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Television actress Karishma Tanna prefers killing her lockdown boredom with yoga and dance.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC on in-flight middle seat: Let interim arrangement continue till June 6
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea seeking modification of its order, which allowed Air India to fill the middle seats up to June 6 on its non-scheduled flights to bring back Indians stranded in various foreign countries.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab hikes fees of medical colleges
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) To ensure better medical education and infrastructure facilities for students, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase the fee for the MBBS course in government and private medical colleges.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Mun Mun Dutta: Dress up, not down
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Television actress Mun Mun Dutta has shared a stunning photograph of herself.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Karan Kundrra on Preksha Mehta's suicide: Need to talk more about mental health
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Karan Kundrra on Wednesday urged people to look after their loved one's health, especially mental health. He pointed out "mental illness can be invisible".
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kashmir's Mela Kher Bhavani Mela cancelled
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) The annual Kheer Bhawani Mela and Yatra, scheduled for May 30, will not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the J&K Dharmarth Trust, here on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Religion
N-R headquarters sealed after staffer tests Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Baroda House, which houses the Northern Railway headquarters in the national capital, has been sealed after a staffer tested positive on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman found dead in Mumbai's govt-run Covid-19 hospital
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A Class IV woman employee posted on Covid-19 duty at the state-run St George Hospital was found dead in an elevator in the hospital building, the police said here on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AFI chief made chairman of IOA's committee to monitor grants disbursement
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwalla has been made the chairman of the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) committee to monitor annual grant and affiliation fees of its members for 2020/21.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
We feel ready and confident for the season to restart: Shaw
Manchester, May 27 (IANS) Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has said the team is ready and confident for the English Premier League season to restart.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Chhattisgarh to curb expenditure amid economic crunch
Raipur, May 27 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has decided to curb expenditure in the administration, keeping in view the financial crunch triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Health/Medicine
Decades later, Nehru remains most hotly debated Indian politician ever
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Four days after the Karnataka BJP blamed India's first Prime Minister for the country's migrant crisis, state Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa joined many in paying homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong SpeakUp campaign to highlight demand of migrants, poor
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress will launch a 'SpeakUp' campaign on Thursday to take the voice of poor, migrants, small businesses and the middle class to the central government.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Realtors' body seeks RBI intervention over rate cuts 'poor' transmission
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Real estate developers' body CREDAI has written to the RBI, saying that the banks have not adequately passed on the benefits of repo rate cuts to the NBFCs and housing finance companies (HFCs) and retail borrowers, thereby not allowing the real estate sector leverage the benefits of the rate cut.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
External attacks on Cloud accounts up 630% amid Covid-19: McAfee
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With increased use of Cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the Covid-19 pandemic, external attacks on Cloud accounts grew 630 per cent from January to April, said a report from cybersecurity company McAfee on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Charvi Saraf wants 'social media' distancing
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) "Kasautii Zindagi Kay" actress Charvi Saraf has a lockdown suggestion. Taking cue from the by-now famous phrase 'social distancing, Charvi says people should also maintain certain level of 'social media distancing!
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
RIL-RE price jumps 11%; high volume, premium pricing shows investor appetite
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) With just two more trading sessions to go, the share price of Reliance Industries?Rights Entitlement (RIL-RE) closed at Rs 201.5 with a gain of 11 per cent on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amazon India rolls out Covid-19 health insurance for its sellers
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amazon on Wednesday announced that it would provide a Covid-19 health insurance, free of cost for its sellers in India.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Google Pay's 'Nearby Spot' now available in 35 Indian cities
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Google Pay on Wednesday announced that it's 'Nearby Spot' feature is now available in 35 cities across the country.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ajay Devgn urges all to donate for Mumbai's COVID-19 epicentre Dharavi
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has appealed to all to donate for the residents of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum located in Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 more succumb, J&K Covid-19 death toll rises to 26
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) Two Covid-19 patients succumbed in J&K, taking to 26 the death toll of patients killed by the dreaded virus in the Union Territory, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Ronit Roy is intelligent, giving actor: Anangsha Biswas
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Anangsha Biswas is all praise for her "Hostages" co-star Ronit Roy.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Locust invasion warning in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) The Odisha government on Wednesday advised farmers to take preventive measures to save crops from the attack of locusts after the swarms spread to several states.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,National,Environment/Wildlife
'Chef' Saqib Saleem makes biryani with mom's help via video call
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Saqib Saleem was craving for biryani and he had to take help from his mother via video call, to prepare the dish amid lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hina Khan's workout tip: 'Wearing stylish' matters when you sweat it out
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) If workout is important, then "wearing stylish" gymwear is equally necessary for actress Hina Khan.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Where's the promised money?' MVA govt asks Fadnavis, BJP
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi on Wednesday demanded Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis justify his claims of the state getting huge financial help from the Centre to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Google unveils new tools to help small businesses during Covid-19
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google on Wednesday announced new digital tools for small businesses along with expanding support links for donations and gift cards on their Business Profiles in additional 18 countries.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Covid-19 sealing norms upset resident of Noida high-rises
Noida, May 27 (IANS) The Gautam Buddha Nagar administration may have redefined the containment zone rules -- sealing only the tower instead of an entire housing society in case of a single Covid-19 case -- many housing societies claim the 500-meter radius containment norm in case of more than one coronavirus case is unreasonable.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Tiwary upset with KKR for not mentioning him in tweet celebrating 2012 win
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manoj Tiwary was not too impressed when the franchise failed to mention him in a tweet commemorating the day they won their first Indian Premier League (IPL) title. KKR had on May 27 2012, beaten Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to win the fifth season of the IPL.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Ghostbusters' affected by anti-Hillary movement: Director Paul Feig
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Paul Feig says "anti-Hillary movement" played a big role in generating the backlash he received for his women-led reboot of "Ghostbusters", starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
COVID-19: 10-15 per cent of workforce to lose jobs at NZ Cricket
Christchurch, May 27 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on New Zealand Cricket (NZC) as it looks to cut its workforce by 10-15 per cent and save $6 million in operational expenses.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NCLT approves IL&FS' stake sale in GIFT City to Guj Govt (Ld)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Principal Bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the stake sale of IL&FS in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Limited (GIFTCL) to the Government of Gujarat, paving the way for resolution of around Rs 1,200 crore.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Prepare micro-plan for opening schools: Sisodia to principals
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday directed all Delhi government school principals to prepare a micro-plan for opening the schools, saying common plan cannot go for all schools.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Dukes can swing even without saliva because of quality, says owner
London, May 27 (IANS) Applying saliva to shine one side isn't the only way to make the cricket ball swing, according to the owner of ball-manufacturing company Dukes. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ensure better facilities in institutional quarantine centres: HP CM
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday stressed upon the need to ensure better facilities in institutional quarantine centres so that the people have a comfortable stay there.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Punjab CM to decide on lockdown extension on May 30
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) The Punjab government will decide on the future course of action with respect to the lockdown in the state on May 30.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kalki's bunny teeth revelation: It runs in the family
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin feels that the "bunny teeth" syndrome runs in the family.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
High-strain exercise linked to early pregnancy loss: Study
New York, May 27 (IANS) In women with history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity have been associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early pregnancy loss, warn researchers.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
One tests positive, nine cured; Goa Covid-19 tally 31
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) One person tested positive for coronavirus in Goa on Wednesday, while nine others admitted to the designated Covid-19 hospitals were cured, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'India's Q1 GDP may contract 40%, states to lose Rs 30 lakh cr on Covid'
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As the pandemic and the nationwide lockdown severely hits the economy, India's gross domestic product for the first quarter of the financial year 2020-21 is likely to contract by over 40 per cent, according to an SBI Ecowrap report.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Big B's 'laptop went into a lockdown'!
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan's laptop "went into a lockdown", so the actor could not blog.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Places of worship will remain closed in Kerala, says Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that even though requests have come from a few quarters to allow places of worship to open, this cannot be done.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Punjab seeks fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Amid mounting economic woes, the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to seek a fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 crore from the Centre to help the state tide over the financial crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown that ensued.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Kerala CM changes stance on diaspora returnees' paid quarantine (Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday changed his stance after numerous protests broke out and said poor diaspora returnees won't have to pay for their quarantine arranged by the state.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Madhuri Dixit's dance with a candle to spread positivity
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit has started a new campaign called #CandleOfHope to spread positivity and hope amid the dark phase.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV celebs fly to hometowns from Mumbai as air services resume
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With travel restrictions in Mumbai being eased and domestic air services having resumed, many TV celebrities are headed to their hometowns to be with their families.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Timely surgery despite Covid helps save youth's leg from cancer
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With general healthcare interrupted and elective surgeries postponed due to the countrywide lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, 21-year-old Ayush Wahane got scared that he would lose his leg to cancer of shinbone.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Madras HC declares Jayalalithaa's niece, nephew Class II legal heirs
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Wednesday declared J. Deepak and J. Deepa as the Class II legal heirs of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and suggested to the government that it convert part of the latter's residence as a memorial.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Few buses in DTC fleet, fewer for public; no addition likely this year
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Already short by about 4,500 buses from the target of 11,000, the Delhi government's plan to give more buses to the national capital may get further delayed with the revenue deficiency due to the coronavirus lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN corona tally crosses 18,000, death toll 133
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu touched a new high in respect of the number of persons infected with coronavirus with as many as 817 being tested positive over the past 24 hours, said the State Health Department on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides: Study
New York, May 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who committed suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Effective ways to stay healthy, safe during pregnancy in current times
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As social distancing and staying at home have become the "new normal" in the current scenario, it is important for pregnant women to keep a calm mind, continue their checkups with doctors on online sessions, and be open about their concerns, say experts.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Lifestyle/Fashion
OKC Thunder assistant coach Bhavnani is living his dream
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Oklahoma City Thunders assistant coach Vin Bhavnani is living his dream.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Karnataka to install 15 Covid screening smart kiosks
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) The Karnataka government will install 15 Covid screening smart kiosks across the state for random population screening, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
36% consumers want guidance on environment from devices: Report
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) While nearly half of consumers worldwide see technological innovation as critical to tackling future environmental challenges, about 36 per cent would like their devices to offer guidance on leading a more environmentally conscious life, an Ericsson report said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
SC seeks Centre's response on time-bound disposal of mercy petitions
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to respond on a plea seeking direction to the government to frame specific guidelines for time-bound disposal of mercy petitions.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Premier League sides give green signal to contact training: Report
London, May 27 (IANS) Premier League teams have reportedly given their approval to begin contact training as England move a step forward in resuming its top-tier football league. All football in the country has been suspended since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
India to start Australia Test series on Dec 3 in Brisbane: Reports
Melbourne, May 27 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) have tentatively set the first match of its home Test series against India for a December 3 start in Brisbane, as per local reports here.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vidya Balan's debut production 'Natkhat' to premiere in digital film fest on June 2
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan is excited about her debut as a producer with the film "Natkhat", which will be screened on June 2 at the digital film festival named 'We Are One: A Global Film Festival.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Haryana imposes fine for not wearing mask, spitting in public
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said the state had made a provision of imposing a fine of Rs 500 each on people for not wearing masks and spitting in public places.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
US offers to mediate between China, India on border row
New Delhi/Washington, May 27 (IANS) The US on Wednesday revealed that it has offered to mediate in the ongoing standoff between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
2020-05-27
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Take nation into confidence on standoff with China: Congress
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amidst the rising tension along the India-China border in east Ladakh, the Congress on Wednesday expressed its concern on the faceoff and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take nation into confidence.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
64,426 persons cured; recovery rate is 42.4%: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A total of 1,51,767 cases have been reported from the country in which 64,426 persons have been cured with the recovery rate being pegged at 42.4%, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
2018 Khel Ratna winner Mirabai now nominated for Arjuna Award
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Mirabai Chanu, who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2018, has been nominated for the Arjuna Award by the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) for 2020/21. Ragala Venkat Rahul and Punam Yadav are the other two nominations sent by the IWLF to the Sports Ministry.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Heart-wrenching: Video shows toddler trying to wake up dead mother at Bihar station
Muzaffarpur (Bihar), May 27 (IANS) A video of a toddler pulling the shroud from the dead body of her mother in Bihar's Muzaffarpur railway station has gone viral on social media, highlighting the tragedy of the migrant workers going back to their native places.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Asees Kaur comes up with 'fun, peppy' song
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Singer Asees Kaur has released "Wanga kaaliyan", which she has described as a fun and peppy song.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Gulabo Sitabo' song titled 'Jootam phenk' sung by Piyush Mishra
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Piyush Mishra has lent his voice to the "Gulabo Sitabo" song, "Jootam phenk", and says the track comes with a certain sense of drama, which elevates the music to a performance.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's economy poised to bounce back after Covid-19: Investor Richman
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The global economy has suffered a devastating blow courtesy the Covid-19 pandemic. Although statistics show that some countries are worse hit by the virus, all nations have been affected economically.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Where's the money?': Maha's MVA government asks BJP
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra's ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi on Wednesday demanded Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis to justify his Tuesday's claims of the state getting huge financial help from the Centre to tackle the Covid-19 crisis.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
LEGO Group, NITI Aayog to promote play-based learning in India
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Danish toy production company The LEGO Group on Wednesday announced its collaboration with NITI Aayog and the NGO 'Save The Children' to support kids impacted by Covid-19 in India.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
Google Pixel 5 to shift to Snapdragon 768G
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google has reportedly dropped the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform and decided to go for the Snapdragon 768G for its next flagship Pixel 5.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Jharkhand quarantines 88,500 returnees at govt centres
Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) Around 88,500 of the 3.5 lakh returnees to Jharkhand since May 1 have been quarantined at the state government centres, according to an official, here on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Devoleena Bhattacharjee donates for flood-affected in home state Assam
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee has donated money to help those affected by flood in her home state of Assam.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Ajay Devgn remembers his father Veeru Devgan on 1st death anniversary
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Ajay Devgn remembered his father, action-choreographer and stunt director Veeru Devgan, on the latter's first death anniversary.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Finally tipplers in Kerala will get their stock from Thursday morning
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The wait for tipplers in Kerala is finally over as the supply via a virtual queue through the 'Bev Q' app is ready.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ayushmann on Taapsee: Our sense of humour, script are similar
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Taapsee Pannu have more than their professional calling in common.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Football transfer market will be different, says Mourinho
London, May 27 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes the football transfer market will be different from here on as he doesn't think the football world is ready for 'crazy investments' just yet. Football around the world is slowly and steadily getting back to its feet after being suspended since March due to coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
NHAI issues guidelines to get national highways monsoon-ready
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) To make national highways ready for the upcoming monsoon season, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has issued new policy guidelines to expedite the process of highway maintenance.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tom Cruise's space movie to be directed by 'Edge Of Tomorrow' maker
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise will be reuniting with director Doug Liman for his yet-to-be-titled action adventure film, which will be shot in outer space.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Batra included in IOC's Olympic Channel Commission
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra thanked International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach for including him in the Olympic Channel Commission.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
R. Sreelekha to become Kerala's first woman DGP
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Police will get its first woman Director General when R.Sreelekha assumes office as the new head of the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services on June 1.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' spinoff series in development
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Lisbeth Salander, the iconic female protagonist that late novelist Stieg Larsson created in his "Millennium" trilogy of crime novels, was brought alive memorably on screen by Noomi Rapace in the 2009 Swedish original thriller film, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", and its two sequels.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Malaika's funny lockdown chat with pet dog Casper
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora shared a quirky lockdown discussion with her pet dog casper.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Himachal BJP chief quits, seeks probe into health scam
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajeev Bindal, here on Wednesday, resigned from the post on moral grounds and sought an impartial probe into the last week's arrest of the state Health Director for allegedly seeking Rs 5,00,000 bribe.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
ICC Chairman Manohar will support board to ensure smooth transition
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that Chairman Shashank Manohar will not seek an extension to his term "but would support the Board to ensure a smooth transition."
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sujoy Ghosh feels 'Kahaani 2' might be a 'disturbing' watch for Angad Bedi
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) His film "Kahaani 2" might be a little disturbing for actor Angad Bedi, feels director Sujoy Ghosh.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Corona patients facing higher rates of ICU admission in US: Study
New York, May 27 (IANS) Hospitalised COVID-19 patients in the US are enduring longer hospital stays and facing higher rates of intensive care unit (ICU) admission than patients in China, a new study reveals.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Private bus services to resume in Odisha from Thursday
Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) Private bus services in Odisha will resume from Thursday, almost two months after public transport was stopped following the enforcement of lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 across the country.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Vicky Kaushal misses acknowledging sunsets
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal is missing going to film sets and acknowledging the importance of day light.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warne bowled over by web series 'Money Heist', can't wait for season 5
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Shane Warne cannot wait to lay his hands on the fifth season of a popular web series, the spin legend said on social media.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19 scare at SAI headquarters, premises sanitised
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) headquarters was sanitised on Wednesday after a coronavirus scare on Tuesday. The sanitisation drive was taken up after an employee, whose relative tested positive for the deadly virus, came to the office.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mena Massoud wants Aladdin's pants
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) "Aladdin" actor Mena Massoud wants to wear Aladdin's pants whenever he steps out.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
COVID-19: TCS iON readies exam centers to operate post lockdown
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) TCS iON, a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has announced a new standard operating procedure called Social Distanced Assessments (SD-Assessment) to help it conduct secure, proctored in-center assessments for recruitment and academic admissions in the post lockdown phase, without compromising on the safety of the candidates and proctoring staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Delhi's peak power demand clocks seasons' highest of 5,464 MW
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With the ongoing heat wave and the temperature soaring every passing day, peak power demand in the capital touched the mark of 5,464 MW on Tuesday night, the highest in the season so far, power discom BSES said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lockdown diaries: Priyanka Chopra out to redefine 'work from home' fashion
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is out to redefine 'work from fashion, by blending comfort with style. She turned up in a paired loose pajamas and slides worn with a smart off-white blazer and peach top for her recent virtual meeting.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
2 out of 3 MSMEs are well-placed in lockdown
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two out of three micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are well-placed to surge through the lockdown while 30 per cent are very strongly positioned, according to TransUnion Cibil and SIDBI market pulse on MSMEs.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
We're ready, say NASA crewmates on maiden SpaceX flight to ISS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Ahead of their historic launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Wednesday, NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken said that they were ready for the upcoming journey.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Managing workforce key to cost structure: Cognizant on layoffs
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As reports on global software major Cognizant laying off at least 400 Indian senior executives surfaced, the company on Wednesday said that in a people-intensive business, managing workforce utilisation is crucial to their cost structure.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Kejriwal wants people to get treated in pvt hospitals: Tiwari
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Delhi BJP chief and Member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari has accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of cheating the people of Delhi. He said Kejriwal wants people to get treatment in private hospitals, which are charging a hefty sum in the name of treatment for coronavirus.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BWF explains revamped 2020 calendar after players' criticism
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) strongly defended their revamped calendar for the 2020 season after it came under intense scrutiny from top shuttlers.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' spinoff series in development
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Lisbeth Salander, the iconic female protagonist that late novelist Steig Larsson created in his "Millennium" trilogy of crime novels, was brought alive memorably on screen by Noomi Rapace in the 2009 Swedish original thriller film, "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", and its two sequels.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
India's stringent lockdown has lasted longer than expected: Fitch
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India's stringent lockdown norms have lasted longer than expected, said Fitch Ratings as it further reduced India's GDP forecast to (-) 5 per cent from an earlier projected growth of 0.8 per cent for the current fiscal.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shops selling spurious hand sanitisers raided in Delhi (IANS IMPACT)
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Raids are being conducted in Bhagirath Palace, Delhi's biggest market for medicines, against shops selling inferior quality and fake hand sanitisers. The Drug Control Department of the Delhi government on Wednesday collected samples of hand sanitisers from several shops in Bhagirath Palace and raided several others.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Punjab to go for additional borrowing amid corona crisis
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) With Punjab staring at 30 per cent shortfall in revenue receipts in the 2020-21 fiscal, the Council of Ministers on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to a slew of reforms to make the state eligible for additional borrowing of 1.5 per cent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) amid coronavirus crisis.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
MP people will give Scindia a befitting reply: Kamal Nath
Chhindwara, May 27 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath on Wednesday said that the state's people will give a befitting reply to former party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia who had switched sides to the BJP.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Cummins throws weight behind IPL in October if T20 WC is postponed
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Star Australia pacer Pat Cummins said on Wednesday that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be a "great fit" if the T20 World Cup is postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
ED attaches 2011 Jodhpur hooch tragedy accused's flat
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) said, here on Wednesday, it had attached a two-BHK flat of Amandeep Singh Bhullar in connection with probe into the Jodhpur illegal liquor case in which 22 people had died.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana firm, 3 directors booked over Rs 100 cr loss to SBI
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), here on Wednesday, said it had registered a fresh case against Haryana-based Shakti Basmati Rice and its three directors for allegedly causing over Rs 100 crore loss to the State Bank of India (SBI).
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BMC goes on Covid-19 offensive, launches 'Chase the Virus' initiative
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) In a bid to check the growing number of Covid-19 deaths and cases in the country's commercial capital, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched a 'Chase the Virus' initiative, a top official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Return of 1 lakh people poses big quarantine challenge for N-E
Guwahati/Aizawl, May 27 (IANS) After a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in the northeastern states, specially in Assam, caused by the return of around 1,00,000 people from other states, the region is facing a very big quarantine challenge.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Sporting activities resume at NCOE Patiala, Bengaluru
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Elite athletes housed at the National Center of Excellence (NCOE) in Patiala and Bengaluru have resumed sporting activities from Wednesday, in compliance with the guidelines issued by the government and the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) released by the Sports Authority of India.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Google gives workers Rs 75K each, to reopen offices from July 6 (Ld)
San Francisco, May 27 (IANS) Google has set July 6 the date for its employees to return to office in a gradual, phased manner and has announced to give $1,000 (around Rs 75,000) to each of its workers globally for expenses on necessary equipment and office furniture as they work from home.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pradhan's tenure as SAI DG extended by two years
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The tenure of Sandip Pradhan as Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has been extended by two years.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Galaxy Fold 2 to feature long notification display
Seoul, May 27 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is expected to launch its next foldable smartphone Galaxy Fold 2 with a long display that would only show notifications and can even be water resistant.
2020-05-27
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Global COVID-19 cases cross 5.6 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, May 27 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases have crossed 5.6 million, while the death toll increased to 350,876, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Sensex up 995 points as banking, finance stocks soar (2nd Lead)
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The Indian equity markets surged on Wednesday after a choppy initial trade with the BSE Sensex closing 995 points higher at 31,605.22 on the back of healthy buying in banking and finance stocks.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Smartphone industry slowly getting back on track: Vivo India
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As the nation observes lockdown 4.0 and more people gear up to step out of their homes, the smartphone industry is also slowly getting back on track as sales are picking up at both online platforms and retail stores, Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
22 new corona cases in CISF, total tally 95
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A total of 22 new coronavirus cases were reported among CISF personnel in the last 24 hours, taking total such cases in the central force across the country to 95.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Like Scindia, Aditi Singh removes INC from Twitter profile
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Aditi Singh, the rebel Congress MLA from Rae Bareli, seems to be going the Jyotiraditya Scindia way.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Indian Truecaller users' data on sale, company denies breach
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) After an online intelligence firm flagged that a cybercriminal was selling Truecaller records of 4.75 crore Indians on dark web for just about Rs 75,000, the Swedish caller identification app on Wednesday denied any breach of its database.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Moderate participation expected in spectrum auctions: ICRA
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Rating agency ICRA expects moderate participation for the upcoming spectrum auctions at Rs 55,000-Rs 60,000 crore due to the limited financial flexibility of the industry.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Karnataka temples to open on June 1
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) After more than two months, temples in Karnataka are set to open doors to devotees on June 1, according to an official, here on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Religion
Congress leader to SC: No plan to address migrant crisis
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There is no nationwide action plan to address stranded migrant labourers' crisis, senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday told the Supreme Court, seeking to intervene in the matter where the top court took suo moto cognizance on the "unfortunate and miserable" plight of migrant labourers stranded across the country due to COVID-19 lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kannada TV actress Mebeina Michael dies in road accident
Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Kannada television actress Mebeina Micheal died in a road accident on Tuesday evening.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Create virtual experiences to turn the tide: Facebook-BCG report
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With the Covid-19 pandemic causing significant changes in consumer behaviour, businesses need to embrace hyper-localisation, create virtual experiences and build messaging around new habits such as increased focus on health and hygiene, a report from Facebook India and Boston Consulting Group said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
FDCI to host 'phygital' Fashion Week
New Delhi, May 27 (IANSlife) The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) took to Instagram to post a teaser that says "FDCI goes digital Indias First Ever Digital Fashion Week". The event is set to be a 'phygital one, which is a combination of a physical and digital event.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
China's latest U-turn, says Covid-19 virus had 'multiple origins'
Beijing May 27 (IANS) In what seems to be an absolutely new theory, Chinese scientists have said that the novel coronavirus may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. 'People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, revealed on Wednesday that new evidence suggests 'multiple origins of the transmission of the virus'.
2020-05-27
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
China's muscle-flexing against India & others, a challenge to US supremacy
New Delhi/Beijing, May 27 (IANS) China's simultaneous muscle-flexing along the boundaries with India and as well as in the sea against Southeast Asian nations is rapidly establishing that Beijing remains steadfast in challenging the US supremacy in the post-coronavirus world.
2020-05-27
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy
Two Shramik train passengers found dead in Varanasi
Varanasi/New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two passengers of a Shramik special train from Mumbai were found dead when it reached Manduadih railway station in Varanasi on Wednesday morning.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over 300 Nepalis enter country through Birgunj border point
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) At least 350 Nepali citizens who had been under quarantine in India were let into the country through the Raxaul-Birgunj border point on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Nepal,National,Health/Medicine
Music composer Pritam's father passes away
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Noted music composer Pritam Chakraborty's father Prabodh Chakraborty passed away on Sunday. He was 86, battling Parkinson and Alzheimer, and was in hospital since the last two years.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KKR extends support in aftermath of cyclone Amphan
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday pledged to extend support to West Bengal Chief Ministers Relief Fund among other initiatives in the wake of Super Cyclone Amphan which has severely affected the eastern state.
2020-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Jaipur spends sleepless nights as locusts create havoc
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) Jaipur residents are spending sleepless nights as locusts have led seige on the city for past three days. Starting Sunday, these swarms of insects landed on the Rajasthan capital like a biblical plague entering their houses, attacking their rooftops, galleries and devouring up their kitchen gardens and lawns.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Greg spoilt his name, could've been a good batting coach: Kaif
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif feels former coach Greg Chappell lacked man-management skills and that is why he couldn't do well with the Indian team despite boasting of such an impressive playing career.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Govt postpones strategic sale of BPCL for second time
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has further extended the deadline for bidding to buy its entire 52.98 per cent stake in the country's second-biggest oil refiner, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL), by over one-and-a-half months to July 31.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's HCQ pioneer slams WHO decision to suspend drug trial
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) One of the pioneers to initiate hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) therapy in COVID-19 positive patients, Dr Sudhir Bhandari , Principal and Controller, Sawai Madho Singh Medical College Hospitals, Jaipur has slammed the decision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to temporarily put on hold the HCQ trial.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
List pvt hospitals for free/cheap Covid-19 care: SC to govt
New Delhi, May (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, here on Wednesday, asked the Centre to consider free treatment for Covid-19 patients and identify hospitals where minimum or free of cost treatment could be provided.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
ICMR suggests states/UTs to reduce corona testing prices
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research on Wednesday wrote to all states and Union Territories about reducing the price for conducting the test for the diagnosis of COVID-19.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
TV Star Mohsin Khan's fans surprise him with sweets, treats
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Television heartthrob Mohsin Khan, who plays the role of Kartik Goenka in "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai", has been showered with sweets by his fans.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
The man who made more than 15,000 people smile is no more
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The man with a missionary zeal who helped over 15,000 people smile, by doing cleft surgery has passed away, said a hospital official.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
BCCI confident ICC won't commit harakiri by taking away 2021 T20 WC
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) On papers, the ICC vs BCCI tax battle seems to have taken a murky turn after the ICC Business Corporation (IBC) refused to hand the Indian board an extension in finding a tax solution. The ICC has in fact threatened that they can take away the 2021 T20 World Cup if the board fails to provide the exemption. But BCCI officials believe that prudent ICC Directors will not take any step that hurts the game.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Modi always plays on front foot: Law Minister hits out at Rahul
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi "always plays on the front foot in the interest of the country".
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
When Big B turned tourist in Lucknow
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan recalls roaming the streets of Lucknow pretending to be a tourist, dressed in his distinct "Gulabo Sitabo" get-up, while he was shooting for the Shoojit Sircar film in that city.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Zoa Morani donates plasma the second time for COVID-19 treatment
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Producer Karim Morani's daughter, actress Zoa Morani, has donated her plasma for the second time for COVID-19 research and treatment at Mumbai's Nair Hospital today.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Safe' Goa needs to arrest trend of people flocking in: Oppn
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) The Goa government needs to arrest the trend of persons who are travelling to Goa just because it is a safe zone and not because they are stranded elsewhere and are returning to a place they belong to, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Goa,National
Rare species of Babool tree found in Rajasthan after 68 years
Jaipur, May 27 (IANS) A rare species of the Babool tree called Acacia eburnia has been found in Rajasthan after 68 years, said Dr Satish Sharma, an environmental scientist and retired Assistant Conservator of Forests.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Small temples' closure in UP affecting priests: Congress
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Congress has voiced concern over prolonged closure of small temples forcing many priests to go without wages during the lockdown.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Only 40% UK adults sexually active during COVID-19 lockdown
London, May 27 (IANS) Only four in 10 adults have had sex at least once a week during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, according to a new study. For the findings, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the research team investigated the levels of sexual activity during social distancing and self-isolation.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Ravi Shastri turns 58: Tendulkar, Kohli, Rahane lead birthday wishes
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Cricket fraternity on Wednesday turned to social media to extend wishes to India head coach Ravi Shastri on his 58th birthday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh Covid toll mounts to 544
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) With 22 fresh deaths due to the pandemic , Bangladesh Covid-19 toll surged to 544, health authorities said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Samsung launches new Galaxy A51 variant at Rs 27,999
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Samsung on Wednesday launched a new 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant of its best-selling smartphone Galaxy A51 in India for Rs 27,999.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Donations by companies to PM-CARES Fund notified as CSR
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Two months after it made the announcement, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has finally notified that donations made by companies to the Prime Ministers Citizens Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) will be considered as expenditure on corporate social responsibility.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'RIL expanded in every conceivable technology trend'
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) has expanded its horizon in every conceivable technology trend and the investments made by the company are bridging the gap between physical and digital footprints through next generation computing platforms, according to an Axis Capital report.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Protesters take to streets against Chinese anthem law in HK (Ld)
Hong Kong, May 27 (IANS) Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday gathered on the streets here against a contentious law criminalizing disrespect towards the Chinese national anthem, leading to the police making arrests and using tear gas on demonstrators.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Kiran Kumar recovers from COVID-19, confirms testing negative
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Veteran actor Kiran Kumar has tested negative for coronavirus. Kumar, who had tested positive last week, had gone into self-isolation immediately. On Wednesday, results showed he has recovered for the virus.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Marchisio wants to see Allegri manage a non-Italian club
Turin, May 27 (IANS) Ex-Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio feels his former manager Massimiliano Allegri is more than well-equipped to manage a non-Italian football club.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
108 of 122 new corona cases in K'taka of Maharashtra returnees
Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) As many as 89 per cent or 108 of the 122 new coronavirus cases reported in the past 19 hours in Karnataka were of Maharashtra returnees, even as the state's total tally rose to 2,405, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
RT-LAMP kits soon for COVID-19 diagnosis: Harsh Varshan
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, a constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to develop and scale up a new Reverse Transcriptase-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (RT-LAMP) based COVID-19 diagnostic kit.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
It was not the West Indian way: Ambrose on sledging
London, May 27 (IANS) West Indies fast bowling great Curtly Ambrose was known to let his vicious deliveries and the death stares in the follow through do the talking more than his mouth. Ambrose said that if you are good enough to send the cricket ball down the pitch at 90mph, you don't need to sledge.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
No one can threaten Modi's India: Ravi Shankar Prasad
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Amidst the rising tension in east Ladakh along the Sino-India border, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that no one can threaten Narendra Modi's India.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naidu hits out at Jagan at TDP's first-ever virtual 'Mahanadu'
Amaravati, May 27 (IANS) For the first time in its history, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Wednesday held its annual conclave 'Mahanadu' in online mode with party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu addressing 14,000 participants through Zoom video conferencing platform, to target Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy for "misrule" during the last one year.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Report on plight of circus animals, central body asks states
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) -- a central government advisory body -- has directed the states and Union Territories (UTs) to identify the circuses stranded in their respective districts, inspect animals kept by them, and submit a comprehensive report on each such circus to it.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Officials yet to find cockpit voice recorder of crashed PIA plane
Karachi, May 27 (IANS) The team investigating the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus in the residential area of Model Colony near the Karachi airport on May 22, minutes before landing, is yet to find the cockpit voice recorder of the ill-fated plane.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
China's Han Xu pulls out of 2020 WNBA season's roster
New York, May 27 (IANS) Promising Chinese women's basketball player Han Xu will not feature in the 2020 WNBA season due to uncertainties brought about by COVID-19 as the New York Liberty has trimmed its roster to 12 players.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Political heat rises over Shramik Spls; Maha, Kerala slam Rlwys
New Delhi/Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The tiff over Shramik Specials intensified further as Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal late Tuesday night over number of trains being available.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid 19 to accelerate digital adoption in India
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Covid-19 is expected to accelerate digital adoption in India and as
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
NIS Patiala proposes revamped admission policy in sports coaching
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) In a first-ever endeavour, every year 46 eminent athletes will get direct admission to the flagship Diploma Course in Sports Coaching at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) in Patiala, from the session of 2020-21 onwards, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli survives COVID-19
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli has confirmed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus in March, adding that he made "full recovery" before his historic Easter Sunday webcast at the Milan cathedral.
2020-05-27
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Global warming reaches ocean depths, threatens deep-sea life
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Even though the deeper layers of the ocean are warming at a slower pace than the surface, animals living in the deep ocean are more exposed to climate warming and will face increasing challenges to maintain their preferred thermal habitats in the future, warn researchers.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Environment/Wildlife
Urvashi Rautela attends Natalie Portman's online master class
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela has been attending an online master class by Hollywood star Natalie Portman.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Warner chooses Test cricket as his favourite form of the game
Sydney, May 27 (IANS) He might be one of the most destructive white-ball openers around, but when it comes to choosing his favourite form of the game, it is Test cricket for Australia's David Warner.
2020-05-27
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket