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Big Tech must pay 'political price': Trump on FB ban
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President slammed the move as a "total disgrace," saying the Big Tech companies "must pay a political price."
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 20 students kidnapped in Nigeria freed: Police
Lagos, May 6 (IANS) Nigerian police have confirmed that more than 20 students abducted from a college in the state of Kaduna have been released.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Portugal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Now, total lockdown in Kerala from Saturday till May 16
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) On expected lines with the Covid positive cases continuing its surge like never before, the office of the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced a total lockdown from Saturday till May 16.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Medicos play 'Antakshari' with Covid patients to cheer them up
Gandhinagar, May 6 (IANS) The medicos of a hospital in Gujarat have taken the musical route to create positive vibes and cheerfulness among the Covid positive patients by keeping them entertained with songs and 'Antakshari'.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
75% of data to be processed at the edge by 2025: Michael Dell
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Driven by the new, do-anything-from-anywhere world, 75 per cent of data will be processed at the edge outside of a traditional data centre or cloud by 2025, Dell Technologies founder and CEO Michael Dell has stressed.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Pakistan Air Force to build new air base in Balochistan
New Delhi, May 6: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) plans to build a new air base in Balochistan, stepping up the militarisation of the restive province. The PAF has also identified a piece of land for the air base in Nasirabad district of Balochistan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,National
Egypt, Turkey start talks in bid to end 8-yr rift
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian and Turkish delegations led by senior diplomats held talks in Cairo in a bid to normalise ties and end eight years of rift between the two countries.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Rashmi Agdekar wants to do a dark, gritty role
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Rashmi Agdekar, who has been part of web series such as "Rasbhari", "ImMature", "Dev DD 2", and "Awkward Conversations With Girlfriend", says that she would like to play a dark character next.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
House Republicans move to oust Liz Cheney from party leadership
Washington, May 6 (IANS) US House Republican leaders have moved to expel Liz Cheney, the third-ranking party member who repeatedly spoke out against former President Donald Trump, from her leadership post by either publicly supporting or privately backing her replacement.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Indian students to benefit as Canada to give PR to 90K
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Indian students will be the major beneficiaries of Canada's new one-time immigration programme which opened for applications on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora
Attacks against Asians rise in US: Panel
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Attacks against people of Asian descent aren't new in the history of the US, but recent spike in anti-Asian incidents post-Covid, panelists at a recent online seminar organised by top American think tank East-West Centre argued.
2021-05-06
Category: International, India,International
New Covid restrictions come into force in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The new Covid-19 containment restrictions enforced in Tamil Nadu by the state government have come into force from 4 a.m. on Thursday, officials said, adding the new measures will continue till May 20.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
52 Covid deaths, 6,026 new cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telangana has reported 6,026 new Covid cases and 52 deaths during the 24-hour period.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Of alchemists, gold and the American dream (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) It began as a tale of a mother and a daughter, two Indian Americans who are gold thieves, but expanded into a magical realist story about two immigrant families and about the costs of ambition, says Atlanta-based author Sanjena Sathian, of her debut novel, "Gold Diggers" (HarperCollins).
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Myanmar junta bans satellite TV, restricts Internet, media
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) The Myanmar junta has banned satellite television after imposing severe restrictions on the internet and media, provoking global rights groups to protest the military's tightening grip over information flow in the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
NZ Test squad's IPL players to leave India on May 11
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) New Zealand's Test players who are part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams will leave India for the UK, where they face England in two Tests before the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, on May 11, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Global TWS market to see 33% growth in 2021, Apple set to lead
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The global TWS (True Wireless Stereo Headset) market is expected to grow 33 per cent (year-over-year) in 2021, reaching 310 million units, according to a new report.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Palestine to set new poll date if Israel approves voting in E.Jerusalem
Ramallah, May 6 (IANS) Palestine will set a new date for holding the general elections if Israel approves voting in East Jerusalem, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
WHO lauds US' decision to lift patent protections on Covid jabs
Geneva, May 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the commitment by the US to temporarily lift intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, an advance that may help produce more vaccines globally.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Beirut port's hazardous substances shipped out
Lebanon, May 6 (IANS) Lebanon's council of ministers announced that at least 59 containers carrying hazardous substances following the August 2020 Port of Beirut's twin explosions have been shipped out of the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
I'm paying apolitical price' for Facebook ban: Trump
Washington, May 6 (IANS) After the independent Oversight Board upheld Facebook's decision to ban Donald Trump, the former US President said that this is the "political price" he has to pay for not just by Facebook, but by Google and Twitter as well.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
TN suburban trains allow travel to only frontline workers
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) With the Covid -19 containment restrictions in force in Tamil Nadu from 4 a.m. on Thursday, the Southern Railway has put a cap on the travel of general public including students through the suburban train services.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Germany ramps up climate protection targets after ruling
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) The German government has ramped up its climate protection targets after the country's Federal Constitutional Court ruled last week that the current climate law was insufficient, Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Environment/Wildlife
Arjun Kanungo 'was nervous about' first scene in 'Radhe' with Salman
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Popular singer Arjun Kanungo faces the camera as an actor in the Salman Khan-starrer "Radhe", and he still sounds excited recalling his first scene with the Bollywood superstar that, incidentally, was his first scene in the shoot, too.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sensex pares gains to turn flat; auto stocks up
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a flat note on Thursday morning giving up their initial gains.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
KCR recalls Ajit Singh's support to Telangana movement
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday mourned the death of former union minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal President Chowdary Ajit Singh.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Asaram Bapu tests Covid positive; hospitalised
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Controversial self-styled 'godman' Asaram Bapu, serving a life sentence in connection with a rape case, has tested positive for Covid-19 and shifted to the ICU of MDM Hospital in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Netanyahu's main rival tasked with forming govt
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Yair Lapid, with the formation of a new coalition government, a day after the premier failed to do so.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Andhra CM condoles Ajit Singh's death
Amaravati, May 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday, expressed grief over the passing away of Ajit Singh, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former union minister.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Erdogan, Putin discuss delivery of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines
Ankara, May 6 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the delivery of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines during a phone call, the Ankara government announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Egypt announces new precautions ahead of Ramadan end
Cairo, May 6 (IANS) Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly has announced new precautionary measures set to last for two weeks ahead of the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Twitter rolls out new prompts to curb bullying on its platform
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Twitter has rolled out improved prompts on iOS and Android that will encourage users to pause and reconsider a potentially harmful or offensive reply -- such as insults, strong language, or hateful remarks -- before tweeting it.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Germany bans Islamic group over suspected terror financing
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) The German government has banned Ansaar International, an Islamic group, and its sub-organisations on suspicion of financing terrorist groups outside the country, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer announced.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Politics,Terrorism
Rahul, Priyanka condole death of Ajit Singh
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday condoled the death of former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Chaudhary Ajit Singh, who passed away due to Covid.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chelsea beat Real, to face City in Champions League final
London, May 6 (IANS) Chelsea set up an all-England Champions League final against Manchester City as Timo Werner and Mason Mount settled their last four second leg tie against Real Madrid.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Regime of US anti-Iran sanctions shattered: Rouhani
Tehran, May 6 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the regime of US anti-Tehran sanctions has been shattere.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Vax doses administered in a day in Pak top 200K
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said that the Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in a day has crossed the 200,000 mark for the first time as the country amplified its immunization efforts to curb the third wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Beijing has expressed deep concerns over India's new telecom policy that does not permit Chinese telecommunication companies to conduct 5G trials in the country, saying the move is not conducive to the innovation and development of related Indian industries.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Duterte names new national police chief
Manila, May 6 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), government spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Intruder shot dead on border in J&K's Samba sector
Jammu, May 6 (IANS) Border security force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder overnight on the international border in J&K's Samba district.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Israel sees 350% jump in foreign tourist arrivals
Tel Aviv, May 6 (IANS) The number of foreign tourist arrivals to Israel jumped about 4.5 times or 350 per cent in April from March, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Philippines imposes travel ban on B'desh, Nepal, Pak, SL
Manila, May 6 (IANS) The Philippines government has decided ban travellers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from entering the country in efforts to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Covid-19 variant first found in India, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Samsung develops advanced chip packaging tech
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Thursday that it has developed an advanced chip packaging technology for high-performance applications as the South Korean tech giant eyes to expand its leadership in semiconductor solutions.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Fuel prices rise again sharply for third straight day
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country rose again sharply by 25 paise and 30 paise per litre respectively on Thursday as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) continued to cover for their losses on holding back price rise for the past 18 days due to state elections.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Afghan conflict intensifies amid US forces' withdrawal
Kabul, May 6 (IANS) The ongoing conflict in Afghanistan has further intensified since the start of the withdrawal of the US-led forces from the country on May 1 as the Taliban militants have stepped up activities, officials said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Mythological drama takes over small screen
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Last year during Covid lockdown, Doordarshan struck gold re-telecasting "Ramayan", Ramanand Sagar's hit mythological series of the eighties. This year, as India has come to a standstill once again owing to the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, many soap makers seem to have picked up cue. Mythology seems to be flavour on the tube once again, as Indian television finds a ready homebound audience base.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kyrgyz President signs new constitution
Bishkek, May 6 (IANS) Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov has signed the new Constitution which was adopted in a constitutional referendum held on April 11.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
Google adopts hybrid workplace, 20% staff to work remotely
San Francisco, May 6 (IANS) As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages countries like India and Brazil, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that the company is adopting a hybrid workplace, where around 60 per cent of Googlers are coming together in the office a few days a week, another 20 per cent are working in new office locations and 20 per cent are working from home.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Former Union Minister Ajit Singh passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Chief Ajit Singh died of Covid on Thursday morning. He was 82. Singh was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram after he tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IS blows up 2 oil wells, kills 2 security members in Iraq
Baghdad, May 6 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group attacked an oil field in Iraq's Kirkuk province, killing two security members and blowing up two oil wells, a government statement said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Ready to promote Israeli-Palestinian dialogu: Russian FM
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow is ready to facilitate direct dialogue between Israel and Palestine.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
New high of 4.12L cases, 3,980 deaths in India
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With 4,12,262 fresh cases and 3,980 deaths in last 24 hours, India on Thursday recorded maximum fresh cases and fatalities in a day, another grim record, taking the total caseload in the country to 2,10,77,410, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National
IIT-K launches Mission Bharat O2
Kanpur, May 6 (IANS) The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur has launched Mission Bharat O2, a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the emergency.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
2 arrested in Kanpur with huge quantities of medical equipment
Kanpur, May 6 (IANS) Continuing its crackdown on black marketing of life-saving medical equipment and medicines needed in the treatment of Covid patients, police in Kanpur have arrested two persons and seized huge quantities of medical equipment from their possession.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sikhs begin free hearse service for Covid victims
Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) The Sikh community in Lucknow has, once again, risen to the occasion.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Panchayat clash in UP leaves 6 injured
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 (IANS) Six people were injured when violence broke out at a village panchayat in Bulandshahr district.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family of 5 die in 22 days, insist 'not Covid'
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 (IANS) In a tragic series of incidents, one family has lost five members within a span of 22 days, apparently to Covid.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
US backs patent waivers for Covid vax, but faces oppn at WTO
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) The US has backed the request by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Intellectual Property rights for Covid-19 vaccines but it has been met with oppostion from some members of the body.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
3 terrorists killed, one surrenders in Shopian encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Three terrorists were killed and another surrendered on Thursday morning after an encounter in South Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Russia approves bill on quitting Open Skies Treaty
Moscow, May 6 (IANS) The Russian government said that it has approved a bill on the country's withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies and will submit the document to President Vladimir Putin.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
'UN's primacy, relevance remains unmatched since establishment'
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) Volkan Bozkir, President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), said that the world body remains irreplaceable since its establishment more than 75 years ago with its primacy and relevance remaining unmatched.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
Sunny Leone, PETA India to donate 10,000 meals to Delhi migrant workers
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Sunny Leone has joined hands with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to feed 10,000 migrant workers in the city.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Acute food insecurity globally at 5-yr high: UN agencies
Rome, May 6 (IANS) Global conflicts, economic crises and extreme weather conditions have pushed the number of people who faced acute food insecurity to 155 million in 2020, the highest figure in five years, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other agencies said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Italy,Politics
US ICBM test aborted prior to launch
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The US Air Force said that it aborted a test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) before the launch, adding the cause was under investigation.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Defence/Security,Politics
'Republican Party going through mini-revolution amid Cheney drama'
Brussels, May 6 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said it appears that the Republican Party is going through a "mini-revolution" as a rift between members loyal to his predecessor President Donald Trump and those like Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney who are critical of him has grown to a boiling point.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Nepal's daily Covid cases, deaths surge for 3rd straight day
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) For a third consecutive day, Nepal's single day Covid-19 cases and deaths have surged to record high levels amid an ongoing second wave of the pandemic in the country.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 154.7 mn
Washington, May 6 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 154.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.23 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Channing Tatum: Wouldn't look like this unless I had to be naked in my movies
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Hollywood star Channing Tatum shared he has a good physique thanks to his job profile, as acting often requires him to take his clothes off.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.25 mn
Ottawa, May 6 (IANS) Ontario, Canada's most populous province, reported 2,941 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday morning, bringing the country's cumulative total to 1,252,891 cases, according to media.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malta PM in quarantine as wife tests positive for Covid-19
Valletta, May 6 (IANS) Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela announced on Wednesday that he had gone into quarantine after his wife, Lydia Abela, tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day she received the vaccine.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Malta,Health/Medicine,Politics
S. Korea reports 574 more Covid-19 cases, 125,519 in total
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) South Korea reported 574 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 125,519.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics
Lil Nas X feels people use him as stepping stone in relationships
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Singer Lil Nas X is worried that people use him as a stepping stone in relationships, to move ahead in their lives. However, he added that he doesn't let this fear stop him from meeting new people.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Los Angeles Mayor under consideration for US envoy to India: Reports
New York, May 6 (IANS) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a close ally of President Joe Biden, is under consideration for appointment as the next US ambassador to India, according to several media reports.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Politics
4 Al-Badr terrorists trapped in South Kashmir's Shopian district
Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) A group of four terrorists of Al-Badr terror outfit have been trapped in South Kashmir's Shopian district amid a cordon and search operation, officials said on Thursday morning.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Canada OKs Pfizer vaccine for adolescents
Ottawa, May 6 (IANS) Canada announced its approval of administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Trump's accounts
San Francisco, May 6 (IANS) Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said on Wednesday that it has voted against reinstating former US President Donald Trump's Facebook account.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Malaysia reports 3,744 new Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (IANS) Malaysia reported 3,744 new Covid-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 424,376.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Three held in Gurugram for smuggling oxygen cylinder
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) A joined team of the district drug controller department and the Gurugram police has arrested three men from Gurugram's Aklimpur village for allegedly smuggling oxygen cylinders to sell them in black market at higher rates in Gurugram, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Man shot dead inside PG, police suspect old rivalry
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) A 35-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by two armed assailants over an old enmity inside a paying guest (PG) accommodation located in Islampur village in Gurugram on Tuesday night, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Oman reports 770 new Covid-19 cases, 198,572 in total
Muscat, May 6 (IANS) The Omani health ministry on Wednesday announced 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total confirmed number in the sultanate to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Oman,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan to make best use of CPEC for boosting exports: Official
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) Pakistan needs to use the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a platform to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to enhance exports, the country's Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka to get 20K vials of Remdesivir daily
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Drug makers assured the Karnataka government to collectively supply 20,000 vials of anti-viral drug Remdesivir injection daily from May 9 for treating Covid patients in the state, Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Reigning TT world champion Liu suffers twin losses in 'simulation'
Xinxiang (China), May 6 (IANS) Reigning world champion Liu Shiwen suffered two failures in one day and was ousted from both the women's singles and mixed doubles quarter-finals at China's table tennis Olympic simulation here on Wednesday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Aussies told to do homework before signing for overseas T20 leagues
Syndey, May 6 (IANS) The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has asked its players to do homework and weigh the risks of travelling to overseas T20 leagues after the Aussie cricketers were stranded in India following the cancellation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to Covid-19.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Had no role in 'cash for bed' scam, says Bengaluru civic official
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) The Joint Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Sarfaraz Khan, has put up a detailed post on social media, stating that he had no role in operating BBMP control rooms for Covid-19, as he was the in-charge of solid waste management and Covid care centres.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
RJD accuses Nitish of 'total loot' of legislators' funds
Patna, May 6 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to use the Rs 2 crore legislators' development fund for the improvement of the state's health structure.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4 arrested in Bengaluru 'bed for cash' scam, 4 nabbed for questioning
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) The Bengaluru police have arrested four persons besides nabbing another four for questioning over the 'cash for bed allotment scam in hospitals that was 'unearthed' by Bengaluru South MP and BJP leader Tejasvi Surya.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sorry to leave you in such trying times: Doull to Indian fans
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer-turned-commentator Simon Doull sent out a heartfelt message to cricket fans in India expressing disappointment over leaving them following the postponement of Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Be prepared for Games without fans: Coe to athletes
Tokyo, May 5 (IANS) World Athletics (WA) president Sebastian Coe on Wednesday said that athletes should be prepared to compete at the Tokyo Olympics venues without spectators.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Tiny Botswana awards its World Athletics Relays bronze winning team
Gaborone (Botswana), May 5 (IANS) The government of Botswana on Wednesday congratulated it's men's 4x400m team for clinching a bronze medal at the just-ended 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Botswana,Sports,Athletics
Alert RPF constable saves woman from falling under train in Tirupati
Tirupati, May 5 (IANS) A woman, who slipped and fell from the doorway of a moving train, was saved from certain death by a fast-thinking Railway Police Force (RPF) constable at the Tirupati railway station in the early hours of Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Centre allots more oxygen to Karnataka, says Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) The Centre allotted more medical oxygen to Karnataka, which has been gasping for more to treat serious Covid patients in intensive care units, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
United's aborted game vs Liverpool to be played on May 13
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester United on Wednesday said that their match against Liverpool, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been rearranged for May 13.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Sterling racially abused after Man City's semi-final win
London, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram less than 48 hours after English football's social media boycott came to an end.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
How about taking a jet to witness dead bodies: Slater to Aussie PM
Maldives, May 5 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has lashed out at his country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison for being insensitive to Australians stranded in India. The cricketer-turned-commentator asked the PM to take a private jet and witness the dead on India's streets.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Maldives,Sports,Cricket
Italian Larissa's indoor world u-20 long jump record ratified
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Italian teenage long jumper Larissa Lapichino officially got her name in the record books on Wednesday as the World Athletics ratified her World Under-20 indoor long jump record of 6.91 metres recorded in February in Ancona.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Mamata effects major reshuffle in state police on first day in office
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) On the first day in office in her third term as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday effected a major reshuffle in the police hierarchy, transferring 29 top officers, mostly bringing back policemen to their former positions who were transferred by the Election Commission during the recently concluded Assembly polls.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572
Muscat, May 5 (IANS) Oman on Wednesday reported 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Oman,Health/Medicine,Politics
No.1 Barty sets up last-4 clash with wildcard Badosa
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Top seed Ashleigh Barty underlined her dominance of the Tour with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over No. 9 seed Petra Kvitova in one hour and 48 minutes to reach her first Madrid Open semi-final on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Nadal snuffs out Alcaraz's challenge in Madrid Open
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal spoiled Carlos Alcaraz's 18th birthday bash as he moved into the third round of Madrid Open with a 6-1, 6-2 victory on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Karnataka's daily Covid tally breaches 50,000 mark
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Reeling under the second wave of Covid, Karnataka saw new cases breach the 50,000 mark, including 23,106 in Bengaluru, as per the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Russian opposition criticizes planned 'anti-Navalny' law
Moscow, May 5 (IANS) Russian opposition figures have criticized a planned law on restrictions for candidates in the Duma election as a targeted attack on supporters of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
S. African governing party suspends Secretary-General
Johannesburg, May 5 (IANS) South African governing party African National Congress (ANC) has suspended the Secretary-General Ace Magashule as the party cracks the whip against those facing charges.
2021-05-05
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mourinho will do a great job at Roma, says Fonseca
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been backed to do a great job at AS Roma by Paulo Fonseca, the man he will replace at the Serie A club. Roma announced on Tuesday that Fonseca will step down from his role at the end of the season to make way for Mourinho.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Hearing of PIL against Guj BJP chief for illegal Remdesivir distribution put off
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks time sought by state BJP chief CR Paatil and the state government regarding the Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani's public interest litigation (PIL) for "illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection" from the ruling BJP's Surat office.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hopes rise in Germany as Covid figures show steady decline
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) German health authorities are reporting a steady decline in the number of infections caused by the Covid, in an apparent indication that the country's vaccination campaign is taking effect.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra reports 22,204 new cases, 85 deaths on Wednesday
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) Caught in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Andhra Pradesh reported 22,204 new cases out of the 1,16,367 tests conducted in the 24 hours ending 10 am on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Prosecutor investigating FIFA boss Infantino removed
Vienna, May 5 (IANS) The special prosecutor investigating FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been removed, a Swiss federal court said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Football
Centre only can identify, include a community in SEBC list: SC
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said after the insertion of Article 342A in the Constitution, the Centre alone is empowered to identify Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC).
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax
Brussels, May 5 (IANS) The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the latest vaccine candidate hoping to win approval for usage in the bloc.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Olympic-bound sailors' preparation delayed
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The preparation for Tokyo Olympics of sailors KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar could be delayed as they cannot travel to Portugal due to restrictions put in place for Indian travellers.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Andhra to begin construction of Jagananna Colonies from June 1
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government is all set to launch construction for its ambitious housing for the poor scheme - Jagananna Colonies - from next month.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Tripura officer shifted for 'high-handed' Covid curfew enforcement at marriages
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) The Tripura government on Wednesday transferred IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high-handedness" in dealing with people at two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid cases, officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
'Baraat' on camels back in Raj, courtesy Covid curbs
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) The trend of people using camels for 'Baraat' is back in Rajasthan in the wake of the Covid restrictions on bus travel and marriage ceremonies in the state to check the spread of the deadly virus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Lots of aspects to improve: FC Goa coach after ACL losses
Goa, May 5 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa's Spanish chief coach Juan Ferrando has said that the experience of playing some of the top continental teams in the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage recently had shown that his side "needs to improve many tactical aspects on the pitch so that we can be more competitive at the international level".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Ex-Apple employee denies leaking trade secrets to media
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Former Apple employee Simon Lancaster, who has been sued for allegedly leaking information to an unnamed publication, has denied the allegations in a court filing that he disseminated trade secrets in exchange for favourable coverage of a start-up he had invested in.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
WB student, Pak woman charge sheeted in online terrorist recruitment case
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against three people, including West Bengal college student Tania Praveen and a Pakistani woman national member of banned terror organisation LeT, in connection with online terrorist recruitment module case.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hospitality industry requests govt to ease special credit scheme rules
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The hospitality industry has requested the Union Finance Ministry, Reserve Bank of India and Tourism Ministry to ease some rules and regulations of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) introduced on March 31 to help the 'dying' industry.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SC strikes down Maratha reservation law, rules out review of 50% cap on quota
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In a major decision, the Supreme Court on Wednesday termed the 2018 Maharashtra law, providing reservations to Marathas in jobs and education, as unconstitutional, and struck it down for violating the 50 per cent cap on quota and the fundamental right to equality.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre review Covid preparedness of five eastern states
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday reviewed preparedness of five eastern states to address needs and challenges of the current phase of the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha Covid deaths rise to 920, cases stay above 50K
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities again shot up above the 900-mark to cross 72,000 while fresh cases also increased although the Mumbai situation remained favourable on Wednesday, health officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Indian Navy steps up Covid relief mission with Op Samudra Setu II
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The nation is facing a critical challenge due to the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Army reactivates Covid facility in Kashmir for civilians
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) Reinforcing its commitment to the safety and health care of people of Kashmir, the army and the UT administration on Wednesday jointly operationalised the 250-bed dedicated Covid Health Care Centre at Rangreth in Budgam district.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Arjun Bijlani set for 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 11', says tough leaving family behind for shoot
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani, will fly to Cape Town soon for the shoot of the stunt-based reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 11", and he says it's not easy to leave his family behind in such unprecedented times.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kumud Mishra: 'Itwaar' is about beating hardships with a positive mind
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Kumud Mishra says his new short film "Itwaar" is apt for today's times. The actor says the film is about how to overcome hardships and stay positive.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Windies' Brathwaite, Darren Bravo get international contracts
St. John's (Antigua), May 5 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday awarded newly-appointed Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo international contracts for red-ball and white-ball cricket, respectively for the 2021-22 season.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Canada,Sports,Cricket
Govt formation in Assam to be delayed over choice of CM
Guwahati, May 5 (IANS) Amidst continuing uncertainty over who would be the next Assam Chief Minister, a top leader of the ruling BJP on Wednesday said that the government formation process would take a couple of days as the central leadership, including party President J.P. Nadda are busy in dealing with the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Andhra streets wear deserted look as two-week partial curfew begins
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) With curfew in place from 12 noon onwards, the streets of Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look on Wednesday. In view of the spiralling Covid numbers the state government, headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, has imposed a two-week partial curfew from Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thomas Mann to star with Emma Roberts in 'About Fate'
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actor Thomas Mann has joined the cast of the romantic comedy "About Fate", co-starring Emma Roberts. The two stars were earlier seen in the 2010 comedy drama, "It's Kind Of A Funny Story".
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two Neo-JMB members arrested in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) The Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit under the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested two suspected militants of the banned extremist outfit 'Neo-JMB from the Matuail area in Dhaka.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Jay Bhanushali matches steps with daughter Tara in new video
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Jay Bhanushali posted a fun video with his daughter Tara on social media on Wednesday. The two can be seen dancing in the video, which ends with Tara kissing Jay on the cheek.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4,716 new cases, 52 deaths as Covid crisis deepens in J&K
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 crisis deepened further in J&K on Wednesday as 4,716 new cases and 52 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM again rules out complete lockdown
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday again ruled out a complete lockdown, noting that the restrictions currently in place were more stringent than the lockdown conditions in many other states.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' uses Bulleh Shah's poetry to explore identity theme
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", featuring Anshuman Jha and Zarine Khan, has a rendition of the poem "Bulla ki jaana main kaun" by Bulleh Shah that, Anshuman says, fits the film's theme of discovering identities.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vijay Sethupathi, activists urge Stalin not to reopen Sterlite plant
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) South Indian movie star Vijay Sethupathi, former Madras High Court judge, Justice D. Hariparanthaman and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University's former Vice Chancellor, V. Vasanthi Devi met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin on Wednesday and urged him not to reopen the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Aastha Gill on 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Never thought I'd be part of a reality TV show
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Singer Aastha Gill, says she never thought she would take part in a reality TV show as "Khatron Ke Khiladi". Aastha will soon be seen on season 11 of the stunt-based show.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana to give Rs 42K assistance to Covid patients from BPL category
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Reiterating the commitment that every needy person has the first right to aid, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced assistance to the below poverty line (BPL) families for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chamarajnagar DC blaming me unnecessarily, says Mysuru DC
Mysuru, May 5 (IANS) After receiving flak from her counterpart as well as a number of elected representatives over the Chamarajnagar tragedy, Mysuru deputy commissioner Rohini Sindhuri on Wednesday denied all allegations made by Chamarajanagar Deputy Commissioner, M. R. Ravi Kumar, over supply of oxygen.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
HTC likely to unveil 2 Vive VR headsets on May 11
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) HTC is planning to unveil two Vive virtual reality (VR) headsets -- Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3 Business Edition -- on May 11.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Actor Dalip Tahil's son Dhruv nabbed in narcotics case
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Mumbai Police's Anti-Narcotics Cell has arrested Dhruv Tahil, model and aspiring actor-son of Bollywood veteran Dalip Tahil, in connection with a drugs case, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
N440K Covid variant not new, diminishing in India: CSIR
New delhi, May 5 (IANS) Coronavirus variant N440K is prevalent since last year in south India and it is diminishing, say scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Arshi Khan recovers from Covid
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Arshi Khan has tested negative for Covid. She says she will wait for a while before getting back to work.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Central Vista to change look of Rashtrapati Bhavan-India Gate stretch
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) There will be no loss of the North and South Blocks under the Modi government's new Central Vista redevelopment project, the work of which is going on at a rapid pace. These will be protected as they are the heritage buildings representing government authority, and in the coming years, both will be retrofitted and turned into museums.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ACL develops indigenous non-invasive ventilator
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) Hyderabad-based Apollo Computing Laboratories (ACL), a leading defence, aerospace design and development solutions provider, on Wednesday announced the unveiling of the indigenously-developed, portable non-invasive ventilator - the world's first of its kind.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar prays for wellbeing of India
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar on Wednesday shared a video message for India, conveying his concern and prayers even as the country struggles to battle the raging second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Guleria's CT scan statements 'outdated': Radiological Assn
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Terming AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria's statements on use of CT scans in evaluation of Covid "misleading", the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) on Wednesday said that his warning that one CT scan is equal to 300-400 x-rays and CT scans cause cancer is "outdated and wrong".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata writes to PM, seeks free vaccine for all
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Hours after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocating her long-standing demand of free-of-cost vaccination against Covid-19 for all, ensuring adequate supply of essential drugs and increasing the allocation of medical oxygen, making it obvious that Covid control will be her top priority after assuming office.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Abhishek Banerjee pledges to donate to Covid-19 relief and healthcare on b'day
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Banerjee turned a year older on Wednesday and he decided to celebrate his special day with a spot of charity. He pledged to donate for the cause of healthcare and Covid relief.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No congregational prayers on Ramzan's last Friday, Eid: Jamaat
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's Shariah Council has issued guidelines for Muslims related to the last days of the holy month of Ramazan and the Eid prayers amid the partial/total lockdowns across the country in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread
New York, May 5 (IANS) High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Malaika Arora: Started cooking because of my son
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Malaika Arora says she started cooking because of her son Arhaan Khan.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Two Lucknow doctors save lives in Covid crisis
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic it has become difficult finding beds for infected patients gasping for breath. The efforts of two doctors in Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre and Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, which are nowadays the busiest hospitals, are saving lives.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
16.5L vials of Remdesivir allocated to states from May 3-9: Govt
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, on Wednesday reviewed the availability of drugs for Covid treatment and other essential medicines.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
NOCs given to four Indian women cricketers for the Hundred
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Four Indian women cricketers -- Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma -- have been granted No Objection Certificates (NOCs) by the Indian cricket board to participate in the inaugural Hundred, an eight-team tournament scheduled to start in England on July 21
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka all set for three-match ODI series in Bangladesh
Colombo, May 5 (IANS) Fresh from their 1-0 victory over Bangladesh in the two-match Test series, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play three One-day International (ODI) matches during their tour of Bangladesh starting May 16.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
One in four test Covid positive as Kerala sees over 40K new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the spike in cases in the state with 41,953 people turning Covid positive after 1,63,321 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India attends G7 summit in London virtually after some members test positive
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The entire Indian delegation for the G7 summit in London was on Wednesday asked to self isolate after some of its members tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Vidya Malavade says her 'party animal' avatar in 'Bamini And Boys' is a contrast to her
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Vidya Malavade plays an outspoken party animal in the upcoming web series "Bamini And Boys", and she says the role is quite the opposite of who she is in real life.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Discord between doctors, Goa CM and health min affects Covid fight
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Differences at the top of Goa's Covid management pyramid appear to be affecting the state's battle against Covid-19, with the medical fraternity, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant not appearing to be on the same page vis a vis deaths at Covid facilities due to oxygen shortage.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Google Chrome adopts Windows 10 security feature
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) To protect the memory stack from attackers, Google revealed that its Chrome 90 has adopted a new Windows 10 security feature called "Hardware-enforced Stack Protection".
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stalin to hold Covid review meeting immediately after swearing-in
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin will be holding a review meeting on Covid-19 preventive measures with state District Collectors right after his swearing-in on May 7.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Abhay Chopra recalls directing Ranbir Kapoor in short film 'Karma'
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Three years before he made his debut as a Bollywood leading man with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Saawarya", Ranbir Kapoor had starred in a short film titled "Karma", which was made in 2004 and was based on capital punishment.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
33 air ambulances land in Hyderabad in 15 days, says T'gana govt
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) As many as 33 medical air ambulances from various parts of the country shifted critically-ill patients to Hyderabad for advanced treatment during the last 15 days.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BCCI to move Aus players to SL, Maldives: CA
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is looking to move Australian players involved in the postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) to Sri Lanka and Maldives before sending them home, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Just don't see gap in calendar for IPL to be rescheduled: Atherton
London, May 5 (IANS) Former England captain Mike Atherton said that while a lot of people would want the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be held at some point considering the revenue it brings to global cricket, he can't see when it can be rescheduled to.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Facebook Workplace hits 7M paid subscribers
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Facebook Workplace has reached seven million paid subscribers, an increase of over 40 per cent in the past year, the company announced.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian rowers wait after Olympic qualifiers postponed
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian rowers were greeted with windy conditions at the Olympic regatta course in Tokyo's Sea Forest Waterway which forced the cancellation of World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Israel's first consignment of oxygen generators arrives in Delhi
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The first consignment of oxygen generators and concentrators from Israel arrived in Delhi on Wednesday, as the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government there extended its strong support to India in its battle with the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Oversight Board upholds Facebook's decision to ban Trump
Washington, May 5 (IANS) In a significant development, the independent Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld Facebook's decision on January 7 to suspend then US President Donald Trump from its main platform and Instagram.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Media,Politics,Technology
2 held for breach bio-bubble to bet during IPL tie at Delhi stadium
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Officials of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) came under scrutiny for umpteenth time on Wednesday after two 'accredited' individuals were nabbed by the Delhi Police for illegally entering Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2, breaching bio-bubble for the "purpose of betting".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Covid: Roche gets 'emergency use' nod for antibody cocktail jab in India
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Wednesday gave Roche India emergency use authorisation (EUA) for its antibody cocktail jab of Casirivimab and Imdevimab.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Two killed in oxygen cylinder blast in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Two persons have been killed and six others injured in a blast at an oxygen refilling station in Lucknow on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu Prasad to hold virtual meeting with party MLAs, MPs on Covid
Patna, May 5 (IANS) After being released on bail, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has come into action mode on the present coronavirus crisis in Bihar.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New FB 'Neighborhoods' feature to connect local communities
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday announced to test a new hyperlocal feature called Neighborhoods that will be a dedicated space to help you connect with your neighbors, participate in your local community and discover new places nearby in the pandemic-hit world.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympic berth
Aizawl, May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure an Olympic Games berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships, the last qualification event, is held in Tashkent from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
Thousands throng Gujarat temple, Covid norms go for a toss
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from Navapura and Nidhrada villages in Sanand Tehsil of Ahmedabad gathered to shower water on the Baliyadev temple to fulfil their vow to the temple deity, thereby violating the current Covid guidelines of physical distancing and masks. The Sanand police has filed charges in the matter and arrested around two dozen people for violation of the protocols.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Eight England players return home from IPL, three more to arrive
London, May 5 (IANS) With the Indian Premier League (IPL) suspended indefinitely, eight England cricketers, including the likes of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran, arrived at the Heathrow airport on an early-morning flight on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IPL postponement: BCCI's caravan model, laxity come under fire
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has been left red-faced following the indefinite postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with questions raised about the loopholes in following the bio-bubble.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Delhi's daily positivity rate remains below 30% for 4th day
New Delhi, May (IANS) The daily test positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in the national capital remained below the 30 per cent mark for the fourth straight day on Tuesday at 26.37 per cent, the Delhi government said in its health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Men worried about job, health during pandemic: BMC helpline
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A year after its launch, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s mental health helpline clocked over 72,000 calls, with a majority from men, pertaining to job security and health during the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Despite injury, lifter Lalrinnunga aiming for Olympics berth
Aizawl (Mizoram), May 5 (IANS) Teenaged Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga will look to secure a Tokyo Olympic berth in 67kg category when the 2021 junior World Championships -- the last Games qualification event -- kick off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from May 21 to 31.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Mizoram,Sports,Other Sports
TN Governor invites Stalin to form government
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday invited DMK President and legislature party leader M.K. Stalin to form the next government in the state.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Third wave of Covid inevitable, warns govt's Scientific Advisor
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The third wave of Covid is inevitable given the amount of virus circulating in India, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan warned on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
20 entities allowed to carry out BVLOS experimental drone flights
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday granted conditional approval to 20 entities including SpiceJet and Dunzo amongst others for conducting Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) experimental flights of drones.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rangasamy to take spiritual advice before finalising Puducherry cabinet
Puducherry, May 5 (IANS) All India NR Congress president and three term Chief Minister N Rangasamy who is heading the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Union Territory of Puducherry will seek the blessings of his spiritual guru, Appa Paithiyam Swamigal at his samadhi at Salem in Tamil Nadu.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Samsung likely to supply 120Hz OLED display for iPhone 13 Pro models
Seoul, May 5 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly expected to ship 120Hz OLED display panels for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models for smoother content as well as scrolling.
2021-05-05
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Punjab yet to get 30 lakh doses of vaccine from SII
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) With government hospitals in the state failing to kickstart the process of vaccinating people in the 18-44 age group due to non-availability of vaccine doses, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the Health Department to explore all options for the supply of vaccination.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
UK pumps in 29m pound to fast-track Covid-variant vaccines
London, May 5 (IANS) The UK government has pledged to invest 29.3 million pound to 'future-proof' the country against Covid variants, media reports said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
IndiGo ferries over 4K oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Airline major IndiGo on Wednesday said it has transported a total of 4,142 oxygen concentrators to and across the country.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Follow Sadhguru's yogic kriya for fitness in Covid times: Goa govt
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's yogic kriya will help government servants to deal with the Covid-19 crisis by strengthening their immune and respiratory systems, a circular issued by the Goa government's General Administration Department has said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of IDBI Bank
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment along with transfer of management control in IDBI Bank Ltd.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Punjab grants 'thrust sector' status to oxygen units
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Amid the oxygen crisis triggered by the spiralling Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced thrust sector status for all oxygen production units, while appointing a nodal officer to coordinate with the Customs Department for quick clearance of foreign aid.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Adivi Sesh installs water plant in Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) Telugu actor Adivi Sesh had a water plant installed in King Koti District Hospital for the hygienic supply of water for patients, frontline workers and the staff.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fake drug rackets reaching rural areas: Beware of cheap antibiotics sold as Remdesivir
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Beware of fake life saving drugs. Instead of Remdesivir, which is required for critically ill Covid patients, similar looking vials of Monocef or Zetri, a low cost antibiotic injection, are being sold in the black market.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Namrata Shirodkar lauds drive-in vaccination centres in Mumbai, Bhopal
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) Actress Namrata Shirodkar on Wednesday lauded the drive-in vaccination centres in Bhopal and Mumbai, saying it is a super cool initiative that will help senior citizens and the differently-abled to get their vaccines.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid: TN exempts disabled employees from attending office
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has exempted its disabled employees from attending office following the surge in Covid -19 cases in the state.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Delhi's O2: SC stays contempt against Centre's officers, seeks 700 MT supply plan
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the contempt notice issued by the Delhi High Court against Central government officers for failing to comply with the direction to ensure 700 MT supply of oxygen to Delhi hospitals.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Anushka Ranjan urges all to take Covid protocols seriously
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Anushka Ranjan, who was last seen in the film "Gulabi Lens", has urged all to take protocols seriously, given the surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi received 555 MT Oxygen, 48 SOS calls on Tuesday
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Amid shortage of Oxygen for the Covid infected patients admitted in the hospitals, the national capital received 555 metric tonnes of Oxygen on Tuesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala needs 1K tonnes liquid oxygen, 75 lakh vax doses: Vijayan to PM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) With the second wave of the Covid pandemic surging, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allocation of 1,000 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen and 75 lakh doses of vaccines.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
DU teachers' union warns against termination of 12 ad hoc teachers
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Twelve ad hoc teachers' services have been terminated in Delhi University's Vivekanand College, according to a teachers' organisation. This action has been condemned by the Delhi University Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class Teachers' Forum.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Covid spiked stress, sleep loss among mothers with preschoolers
New York, May 5 (IANS) Stress levels of mothers with preschoolers soared during the Covid-19 pandemic, with twice as many of the mothers reporting loss of sleep during the virus outbreak than before it, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India will face many problems in WTC cricket final: de Grandhomme
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme says India will have a problem of plenty when they play the World Test Championship (WTC) final against his country in June in England.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Pooja Hegde tests negative for Covid-19
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has tested negative for Covid-19 after battling the virus over the past days. Pooja made the announcement along with an Instagram selfie on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Local trains suspended in Bengal, Mamata announces curbs
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) In an effort to control the raging pandemic in the state, the West Bengal government announced to suspend movement of all local trains till further notice and made Covid negative report mandatory for the passengers coming either by flight or by trains from other states from May 7 midnight. The state government also made a series of announcements to control the movement of people.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pulkit Samrat gets vaccinated for Covid-19
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Pulkit Samrat has received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. On Wednesday afternoon, the actor posted a picture on Instagram that shows him getting the vaccine jab.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mary Kom, 9 other women boxers to resume training in Pune
Pune, May 5 (IANS) Six-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist boxer MC Mary Kom along with two other Olympic-bound pugilists -- Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) -- have been named in the elite women's national camp that will start soon.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
US Chamber of Commerce sends aid to help India fight Covid 2.0
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, a newly-formed public-private partnership formed by the US Chamber of Commerce with nearly 40 tech giants on board, on Wednesday announced to start sending crucial aid to address the grim Covid situation in India.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Himachal imposes curfew from Thursday till May 16
Shimla, May 5 (IANS) To break the coronavirus chain, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to impose curfew in the state till May 16 from Thursday midnight.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana rules out lockdown, says situation under control
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday ruled out imposing a lockdown in the state, saying the Covid situation in the state is under control.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
MHA ask states to review fire safety measures at hospitals
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday directed all the states and Union Territories (UTs) to carry out a detailed review of fire safety mechanisms at the hospitals and nursing homes to prevent fire incidents.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Flower business begins to wilt due to UP Covid restrictions
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Marigolds are wilting, orders for orchids, tube roses, and gladioli have been cancelled and most of the florists have shut shop in Lucknow.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
CAS rejects Gomathi's appeal against doping ban
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Indian middle distance runner Gomathi Manimathu's appeal against her four-year ban for doping imposed by Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in 2019.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
AICC leadership happy over party's performance in TN election
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Despite the Congress party facing reversal in the elections in Kerala, West Bengal, Assam and Union Territory of Puducherry, the 18 seats it won in Tamil Nadu has given rise to hope for the party national leadership.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Oscar winner Asif Kapadia-backed Indian web series 'The Last Hour' to drop on May 14
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia is an executive producer on the supernatural web series "The Last Hour" featuring Sanjay Kapoor, Raima Sen, and Shahana Goswami. The series is written and produced by Amit Kumar and Anupama Minz, and is all set to release on May 14.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Gurpreet eyes Greco Roman Olympic berth
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Star Indian Greco Roman wrestler Gurpreet Singh is geared up for the World Olympic qualifiers, starting on Thursday in Sofia.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Navy ship reaches Mangalore port with Oxygen from Bahrain, others on way
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian Naval Ship Talwar, the first ship of Operation Samudra Setu II, entered the port of New Mangalore in Karnataka on Wednesday with 54 tonnes of liquid oxygen from Bahrain.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
PM directs Goa CM to undertake O2 audit
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) The Goa government will undertake an oxygen audit, as directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
4 Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack at Afghan border
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) At least four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Wednesday during an attack by militants at the country's border with Afghanistan, the military said.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Indonesia clocks 5,285 new Covid cases, 212 deaths
Jakarta, May 5 (IANS) Indonesia has reported 5,285 fresh Covid cases, taking the tally to 1,691,658, while 212 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 46,349, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine,Politics
High frequency indicators showing mixed signals: RBI Guv
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) As country battles the Covid crisis and states go for lockdowns, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shaktikanta Das has said that high frequency indicators are showing mixed signals for the Indian economy.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chhetri organises blood donation drive in hometown
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Indian footballer Nirmal Chhetri organised a blood donation drive along with a local football club in his hometown of Melli in Sikkim.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Health/Medicine,Football
CBIC assigns nodal officers in each zone to facilitate Covid related imports
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In order to facilitate quick clearance of imports of COVID-19 related equipment or medicaments, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has assigned nodal officers in each zone to handle such cases.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Allahabad HC seeks treatment details of judge who died of Covid
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court sought response from the state health authorities on the treatment given to Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava, a sitting Judge of the High Court, who succumbed to Covid virus last week.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi to face water shortage from May 6 to 8: DJB
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases and severe shortage of oxygen, many parts of the national capital are also likely to witness water shortage from May 6 to May 8 due to an alarming dip in raw water supply through the Yamuna.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Google accidentally announces Pixel Buds A on Twitter
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Google has accidentally revealed its upcoming "Pixel Buds A-Series" on Twitter. However, the post has now been deleted.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Decoded: How antibodies neutralise Covid infection
New York, May 5 (IANS) US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralise the part of the virus responsible for causing Covid infection.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Himesh Reshammiya recalls how Kishore Kumar re-recorded a song inspired by Lata Mangeshkar's rendition
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya has recalled the time when the late Kishore Kumar wanted to re-record a song, inspired by the nuances rendered by Lata Mangeshkar as the female voice. The two playback legends were recording for Himesh's father Vipin Reshammiya.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TeamViewer joins hands with Malwarebytes for endpoint protection
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Remote connectivity platform TeamViewer on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with Malwarebytes, a global leader in real-time cyber protection for people and organizations.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
ICC Test Rankings: Karunaratne biggest gainer, three Indians in top 10
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has moved up four spots to 11th in the latest MRF ICC Test Player Rankings for Batting, which were announced on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ISRO trials Garuda drones for veggies & med delivery in Sriharikota
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) trialed drone-based delivery of medicines, vegetables and spraying of disinfectants at its staff quarters located in rocket launch town Sriharikota on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
Covid patients denied bed in pvt hospitals of Chennai
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Covid patients who are scrambling for beds in hospitals across Chennai are facing problems of no bed availability as there seems to be a mismatch on the actual number of beds available and the number being allotted.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid recoveries outnumber new cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) For a third consecutive day, Telangana reported more recoveries from Covid-19 than the new infections.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Separatist leader Sehrai passes away in Jammu hospital
Jammu, May 5 (IANS) Senior separatist leader and chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat group, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai passed away on Wednesday in a government hospital in J&K's Jammu city.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pakistan logs 119 new Covid deaths
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday reported 119 new Covid fatalities, taking the toll to 18,590, according to the official data provided by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
2021-05-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
FIR filed against 2 for breach of IPL bubble in Delhi on May 2
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) An FIR has been filed with Delhi Police against two individuals for illegally entering Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2 in breach of bio-bubble and for the "purpose of betting".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Ayush app helps treat Covid patients in home isolation
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Ayush department of Uttar Pradesh has rolled out a new feature on the 'AYUSH Kavach App' which enables the citizens to access medical treatment which is locally and easily available.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
MoCA clarifies all investments in health infrastructure qualify as CSR spending
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) As part of efforts to quickly channelise funds for the development of the health infrastructure required to fight the Covid pandemic, the government has allowed investments in such activities to qualify as eligible corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Can imagine what citizens are going through: SC on O2 crisis
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the judges of the top court are also based in Delhi, and they can imagine what the citizens of the capital are going through due to shortage of medical oxygen.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Govt provided 17 cr vax to States/UTs free of cost: Centre
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The union government on Wednesday said that it has so far provided more than 17.02 crore vaccine doses to States and Union Territories free of cost, out of which more than 94.47 lakh doses are still available with them to be administered.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Drive through Covid testing catching up in Hyd
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) With diagnostic centres in Hyderabad getting overcrowded with people undergoing Covid tests and turning into possible breeding grounds for further spread of the infection, drive-through Covid testing facilities are catching up in the city.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
5 friends turn their luxury rides into emergency hospital to supply O2
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) Five friends in education city Kota have turned their three luxury cars into an 'emergency hospital' and have been providing oxygen to critical patients in these vehicles.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Nepal's Oli government slips in minority
has slipped in the minority after the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) withdrew its support to the government.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
38 Covid-related deaths in J&K in less than 15 hours
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) Covid crisis continued to claim lives in Jammu and Kashmir as 38 deaths were reported in the union territory since last evening taking the total number of pandemic-related deaths to 2,496.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Police fine lockdown violators in Bihar
Patna, May 5 (IANS) The Bihar police and local administration have been strictly enforcing the lockdown in the state by penalising persons found violating it by imposing a fine. The Bihar government announced a complete lockdown in the state from May 5 to May 15 amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Banks allowed to tap floating provisions for NPA cover
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday provided big relief to banks that fear increased provisioning for non-performing assets (NPA) amidst the pandemic would seriously dent their capital.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Intel alert on Hefazat radicals fleeing into India
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Indian intelligence has been alerted by their Bangladeshi counterparts about scores of Hefazat-e-Islam militants fleeing into neighbouring Indian states like West Bengal and Assam, which were caught up with conducting polls until recently.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Politics
'Corona curfew' in UP extended till May 10 morning
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The ongoing 'closure' in Uttar Pradesh has been extended till May 10, according to UP additional chief secretary Navneet Sehgal.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
RBI eases KYC compliance; extends video KYC to new customers
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India did not stop at providing liquidity enhancement measures to tackle the current economic strain unleashed by the resurgence of a Covid-19 wave. It also rationalised certain compliance matters to provide ease of doing business for consumers.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
RBI relaxes Overdraft (OD) facility for states to aid fight Covid
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) To enable the State Governments to better manage their fiscal situation in terms of their cash-flows and market borrowings, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday permitted certain relaxations with regard to availment of Overdraft (OD) facilities.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
4 nabbed in Bihar for black marketing of Oxygen cylinder regulators
Patna, May 5 (IANS) In a major crackdown, Patna police managed to arrest 4 persons in connection with illegally selling regulators of oxygen cylinders on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP appreciates Bihar government's lockdown
Patna, May 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday appreciated the decision of the Nitish Kumar government to impose a lockdown in Bihar.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mahatma Gandhi's Personal Secretary Kalyanam passes away
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Ninety nine year old V.Kalyanam, the former Personal Secretary of Mahatma Gandhi has died here due to old age related illness.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sonu Sood to those who couldn't save loved ones: You didn't fail, We did
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS)   Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood said anyone who has lost a loved one due to scarcity of oxygen or injection has not failed. 
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
Mandira Bedi's headstand theory to keep 'anxiety at bay'
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Mandira Bedi took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a picture that captures her doing a headstand.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi congratulates Mamata after she takes oath as Bengal CM
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on taking oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third consecutive time.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Elli AvrRam wins best actress at Stockholm City film fest for 'With You'
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam has won the Best Actress award for her role in the short film "With You" at the Stockholm City Film Festival.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vaccination of 18-plus begins in MP
Bhopal, May 5 (IANS) A campaign began in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday to vaccinate people above 18 years. The vaccination of people between 18-44 years was scheduled to begin from May 1 but due to non-availability of vaccines, the drive was postponed to Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PPFAS Mutual Fund to launch conservative hybrid fund
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) PPFAS Mutual Fund on Wednesday said it will launch Parag Parikh Conservative Hybrid Fund.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
2 Oxygen plants funded by PM-CARES set up at AIIMS, RML
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In a significant development, two medical oxygen plants funded by PM-CARES have been set up at AIIMS and RML Hospital in the national capital within a week.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 die in ambulance at Salem Government Medical College hospital
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Three people including a 30-year-old woman and two men aged 40 and 42 years, died in an ambulance while undergoing treatment for Covid at the Salem Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Memorial Medical College Hospital.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Call on extending lockdown post PM's address: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Wednesday said that the decision on whether to enforce complete or partial lockdown in the state will be taken only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation in the evening.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Govt lying on oxygen shortage: Chidambaram
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has accused the government of lying on the oxygen shortage in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'2 Broke Girls' star Beth Behrs makes yoga her 40-day goal
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Beth Behrs, popular as Caroline Channing in the sitcom "2 Broke Girls", has been spending time practicing yoga going by her new Instagram boomerang clip on Wednesday, India time.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal Guv urges CM to handle law and order
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar sounded the war bugle on the day mamata Banerjee took oath for a third term as chief minister and asked her to rise above partisan attitude and work for the people of the state.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
More companies come forward to help India fight Covid
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) US home improvement retailer Lowe on Wednesday pledged to donate Rs 40 crore to support India in its second and more lethal wave of Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal's Bhurtel nominated for ICC Player of the Month award
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Nepal's Kushal Bhurtel will be competing with Pakistan stars Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Player of the Month award for April.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Australian state on alert as local Covid case identified
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) was on alert as a new locally acquired Covid-19 case was confirmed in Sydney on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Stalin stakes claim to form next govt in TN
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) A day after he was elected as the party's Leader of the Legislature Party, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday met Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and staked claim to form the next government.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mamata a leader without conscience: BJP
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Just before the swearing-in of Mamata Banerjee as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for a consecutive third term, the BJP said that she is a leader without conscience.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Gurugram reels under vaccine crunch amid Covid spike
Gurugram, May 5 (IANS) After liquid oxygen crisis, Gurugram is now grappling with the Covid vaccine shortage amid sharp rise in coronavirus cases across the district.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Cabinet approves free foodgrain under PMGKAY for 2 months
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) To give Relief to around 80 crore beneficiaries during Covid crisis, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved allocation of additional foodgrain to NFSA Beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (Phase III) for a period of two months -- May and June, 2021.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tesla facing delay in opening Gigafactory Berlin: Report
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) Elon Musk's electric car company Tesla is reportedly facing a delay of 6-month in opening Gigafactory in Berlin, the media reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Business/Economy,Technology
India ready for full-fledged local display FAB manufacturing
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) As the Indian government renews its thrust on domestic electronics manufacturing with various incentive-linked schemes, the country has a great opportunity as well as required capabilities to establish a full-fledged semiconductor fabrication (FAB) electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the country, the India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
RBI announces 2nd round of loan restructuring for MSMEs, individuals
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has announced another round of loan restructuring for MSMEs, small businesses and individuals with aggregate exposure of up to Rs 25 crore, who have not been beneficiaries of restructuring frameworks.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Vaishnavi Dhanraj: Pandemic has taken a toll but we are fighting back
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actress Vaishnavi Dhanraj, who plays the role of Namrata in the show "Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha", says the television industry may have suffered during the pandemic but everyone involved is determined to fight back.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SFB loans to MFIs for on-lending to be classified as priority sector lending
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Indian has decided to allow the classification of priority sector lending for loans given by small finance banks (SFB) to micro-finance institutions (MFI) for on-lending to individuals.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
UK plans to give third Covid jab for over-50s in autumn
London, May 5 (IANS) The UK government is planning to give a third Covid vaccine shot to everyone above 50s in the autumn in a bid to remove the threat from Covid-19 infections entirely by Christmas, the media reported on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Delhi Govt sets up Oxygen cylinder pool at DTC bus depots
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Amid increased demand of oxygen supply due to surge in Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to set up oxygen cylinders storage at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depots.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Indian in UAE to produce O2 cylinders instead of CNG to aid patients back home
Dubai, May 5 (IANS) An Indian expat at a UAE-based free zone firm has set aside producing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders and shifted to manufacturing oxygen containers for India to help out the Covid patients in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata is Lioness of East': Ghulam Nabi Azad
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) After Mamata Banerjee took oath for the third time as Chief Minister of West Bengal, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad termed the TMC Supremo as "Lioness Of East".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How to choose the best sunscreen for your skin type
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) A sunscreen is your best friend, whether you're stepping out shopping or going about your work and chores, it protects your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and pollution that cause damage in any and every season.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
C-Section: Sometimes a crucial life saving birth modality
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) The last decade has seen the Caesarean Section rates in India jump from 300 per cent in public hospitals to 400 per cent in private hospitals.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Conservation of sea turtles is a must for a balanced ocean ecosystem: Bhau Katdare
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) The Maharashtra Directorate of Tourism (DoT), Konkan Divisional Regional Office, Navi Mumbai, organised a webinar series on Konkan Tourism to shed light on the art, culture, history, and heritage of the Konkan region. The second webinar in this series was held on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 4.30 pm on the official Facebook page of Konkan Tourism Regional Office, Navi Mumbai.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,IANS Life
Create the perfect environment for your kids to ace their exams
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) Whenever exam times are around the corner, parents tend to turn into superhumans to provide the best study environment for their kids. As we spend more time at home due to pandemic, we all have come face to face with some of the stress and restrictions homes present us. Especially when it comes to finding a quiet corner to study and ace those multiple tests and final exams. From skewed sleep cycles to a noisy surrounding, studying from home is not easy on the kids, but strong planning and building a favourable study environment can change the apprehension around exams.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Eat according to your Doshas
New Delhi, May 5 (IANSlife) The concept of the 'Panchamahabhootas' is the basic building block to understanding Ayurveda, one of the oldest forms of holistic treatments. Ayurveda believes that everything in this 'brahmand' or universe, is made up of 5 basic elements, namely: Prithvi (earth), Jal (water), Vayu (air), Agni (fire), and Aakash (ether or space). These five elements, present in varying proportions, constitute the human body.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life
RBI Relief: Liquidity support unleashed to suppress Covid turbulence (Ld)
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) India's Reserve Bank has initiated several liquidity boosting measures to combat economic turbulence unleashed by the resurgence of Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
It was we who closed BJP's account in Kerala: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Congress Lok Sabha member K. Muraleedharan who contested the Nemom assembly seat in the capital district, said here on Wednesday, he is proud that it was due to his party's efforts that the BJP could not open its account in Kerala.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Instagram rolls out auto-captioning sticker in Stories
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram is rolling out a new sticker to Stories that allows English-speaking users to add auto-generated captions to their videos.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Left parties to introspect on poor show in TN election
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The main two left parties of Tamil Nadu -- CPM and CPI which were part of the DMK-led alliance, had to be satisfied with 2 seats each even as both of them contested 6 seats each in the winning electoral alliance.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM 3rd time
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Mamata Banerjee after taking her oath as West Bengal CM for the third consecutive time in an unembellished function at the 'Throne Room' in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday morning announced that handling the Covid situation in the state and tackling post poll violence and the overall law and order situation in the state will be her priority.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
How a temple in Bangkok is supporting India in its battle against Covid
New Delhi, May 5: The pristine Hindu Samaj Dev Temple in Thailand is emerging as anti-Covid hub, mobilising support to help India defeat the second wave of coronavirus, which is ravaging large parts of the country.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,National
Epic CEO asked Tim Cook to 'make iOS an open platform' in 2015
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) As the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games began in the US this week, new details have emerged, revealing that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney asked Apple CEO Tim Cook to open its iPhones to other app stores as early as 2015.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Oxygen War Rooms, Covid Control Rooms set up in J&K with sops for medical staff
New Delhi, May 5: With the infections growing exponential and for the first time 51 patients falling to the pandemic at different hospitals on Monday, 3 May 2021, the Union Territory administration in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered establishment of Oxygen War Rooms besides Covid Control Rooms and 24x7 Call Centres at all the 20 district headquarters.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
RBI announces Rs 50K cr liquidity window for Covid-related health services
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) As the county's healthcare system reels under the severe Covid crisis, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday announced a liquidity window of Rs 50,000 crore wherein vaccine makers, hospitals, oxygen suppliers among other healthcare stakeholders would be able to get loans at the repo rate till March 31, 2022.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Philipose Mar Chrysostom
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday condoled the death of Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan, the emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar: IEA
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world's climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Madrid Open: Thiem eases past qualifier Giron
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) Austrian third seed Dominic Thiem needed less than an hour to brush past American qualifier Marcos Giron 6-1, 6-3, while Matteo Berrettini won against his fellow Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-4.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Covid dedicated DRDO hospital opens in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The crisis of hospital facilities in Lucknow will ease to an extent on Wednesday when the 500-bed makeshift Covid hospital set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Awadh Shilpgram on Shaheed Path becomes operational.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Maha school principal's fancy 'avatars' create vax buzz
Nandurbar (Maharashtra), May 5 (IANS) Scores of children in the small village of Biladi in Nandurbar district stare with disbelief at an unusual sight unfolding daily in their neighbourhood.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Dell fixes 5 bugs in millions of computers going back to 2009
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Dell has issued a security patch for millions its computers dating back to 2009, after cybersecurity research firm SentinelLabs found five serious bugs in Dell and Alienware software that allow hackers to gain full permissions in Windows on the devices.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Open up Rheumatology Block at Rajiv Gandhi Govt Hospital for Covid: PMK
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) Founder S. Ramadoss on Wednesday demanded opening up of the Rheumatology Block with 120 beds with oxygen supply facilities at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital here.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Modi sarkar has failed to save people: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Modi government has failed to provide relief to the public.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid jabs for kids: Pfizer to seek approval in Sep
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Pharmaceutical major Pfizer will likely seek the US Food and Drug Administration's emergency authorisation to administer its coronavirus vaccine among children between the ages of 2 and 11 in September, the media reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
City reach maiden Champions League final with 4-1 win over PSG
Manchester, May 5 (IANS) Manchester City qualified for their first ever Champions League final after Riyad Mahrez's double ensured a 4-1 aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the semi-final.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC quashes Maha law granting reservation to Maratha community
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the Maharashtra law granting reservation in jobs and admissions to Maratha community. The top court said it did not find any exceptional circumstance to justify exceeding the 50 per cent cap set by Indra Sawhney judgment.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
11 patients die at Govt hospital in Chennai, probe ordered
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) At least 11 patients died at the Government Chengalpattu Medical College Hospital here on Tuesday night. An inquiry has been ordered into the cause of death.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
One killed in Kabul roadside bombing
Kabul, May 5 (IANS) One person was killed and three others wounded in a roadside bomb blast that targeted a bus carrying health workers here on Wednesday morning, a local official said.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Signal reveals how FB, Instagram collect your data for ads
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Encrypted messaging app Signal has challenged the user privacy policies of Facebook and Instagram by sharing a series of ads on Instagram to showcase how the social network collects information from users and displays ads basis of those private details.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Amma to be Anna canteens as political hue changes in TN
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) The new DMK government under M.K. Stalin is to rename the Amma canteens founded by former Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa as Anna canteens.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Jamaat-Hefazat leaders determined to create Taliban state in B'desh'
Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) Joint Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan police, Mahbubur Rahman on Wednesday said that the Hefazat militants have confessed to creating a Taliban state in Bangladesh, as similar to Afghanistan.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
Equity indices in green as RBI Guv announces liquidity measures
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Wednesday as the RBI Governor announced few measures to counter the impact of the second wave of Covid on the economy and businesses.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Former Aus spinner MacGill kidnapped, 4 arrested
Sydney, May 5 (IANS) Former Australia cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and released in Sydney last month. New South Wales (NSW) Police said on Wednesday that four men have been arrested after investigation into the incident.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cricket
RBI unleashes liquidity support to suppress Covid induced turbulence
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) India's Reserve Bank will initiate measures to combat economic turbulence unleashed by the resurgence of Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fireworks begin in Congress in Kerala after defeat
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) In the aftermath of one of the worst mauling the Congress-led UDF in Kerala suffered in the assembly polls, when it saw its tally came down from 47 in 2016 to 41 in 2021, fireworks in the party have started.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Why Arslan Goni is often called 'Lale di jaan' lately
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Actor Arslan Goni is currently seen playing the negative character Lala in the series "Mai Hero Boll Raha Hun", and is amused at how people sometimes refer to him by the name of his on-screen avatar, and also as "Lale di jaan".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Telangana CM recovers from Covid
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has recovered fully from Covid-19, his personal physician said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
No-take marine reserves compensate lost fishing grounds: Study
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A powerful, long-term study from the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) adds scientific backing of global calls for conserving 30 per cent of the world's ocean.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
WhatsApp Payments arrives in Brazil after govt suspension
Brasilia/New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) After facing a long suspension, WhatsApp on Wednesday said it is finally launching its Payments service in Brazil as part of a gradual rollout.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Brazil,Business/Economy,Technology
Popular Party wins by landslide in Madrid regional polls
Madrid, May 5 (IANS) The centre-right Popular Party (PP) won the elections of the Autonomous Community of Madrid with 65 seats, more than doubling the seats it won in the 2019 elections.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Highest Covid deaths of 3,780 in India, 3.82L cases in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India on Wednesday recorded 3,780 deaths, maximum in a day and 3,82,315 fresh cases of Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload in the country to 2,06,65,148, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Was unedifying to watch IPL when people were dying: Hussain
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) It was "distasteful" and "unpleasant" watching the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking place amid a raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, said former England captain Nasser Hussain.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft Teams to soon help students boost reading fluency
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Microsoft is adding a new feature in its video meet and collaboration platform Teams that will help students improve their reading fluency.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Education
Goa alters treatment SOPs as 204 Covid patients die in four days
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Alarmed by more that 200 Covid-related deaths in four days, the Goa government has evolved a new SOP for treatment of Covid patients in the state, by admitting infected persons who do not need external administration of oxygen to "step-up" hospitals, where they will be monitored by medical professionals.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Trump launches his own social media platform as WordPress blog
San Francisco, May 5 (IANS) Banned on Facebook and Twitter, former US President Donald Trump has launched a new so-called social media platform, which is actually just a WordPress blog on his own website.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
At 21, she is youngest panchayat winner
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), May 5 (IANS) Rajni Devi, at 21, is probably the youngest candidate to have won the zila panchayat election in Jhansi district.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Goa to vaccinate journalists against Covid soon, says CM
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Journalists working in Goa will be designated as frontline workers and will be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Dell Technologies unveils new solutions to unlock data at edge
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In a bid to help customers accelerate investments in connected technology, modern networking, 5G and analytics, Dell Technologies on Wednesday introduced new solutions and partnerships designed to extract more value from data at the edge.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
5 killed in preschool attack in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, May 5 (IANS) An 18-year-old man wielding a sharp object forced his way into a preschool in southern Brazil and killed three children and two caregivers.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Brazil,Politics,Defence/Security
Deaths due to O2 shortage is genocide: Allahabad HC
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), May 5 (IANS) Taking note of stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones, the Allahabad High Court has termed it as a 'criminal act, no less than genocide'.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Advisory issued for last Friday of Ramzan
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Islamic Centre of India in Lucknow has issued an appeal asking Muslims to offer namaaz for "Alvida Jumma" (last Friday of Ramzan) in their homes.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
10 arrested for Oxygen black marketing in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Lucknow police have arrested 10 persons involved in black marketing of oxygen cylinders. The police have recovered 225 oxygen cylinders and cash from them.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Despite panchayat losses, mood in UP BJP upbeat
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Despite having suffered severe reverses in the panchayat elections, the mood in the BJP in Uttar Pradesh is upbeat.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Petrol, diesel rise sharply for 2nd day
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country rose again sharply by 19 paise and 21 paise per litre respectively on Wednesday as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) continued to cover for their losses on holding back price rise for past 18 days due to state elections.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
S.Korea: Vaccinated people to be exempted from mandatory self-isolation
Seoul, May 5 (IANS) People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid in South Korea are exempted from the mandatory 14-day isolation starting Wednesday, when arriving here from overseas and when having close contact with virus patients.
2021-05-05
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Horror film 'Host' to digitally release on May 7
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Rob Savage-directed horror flick "Host" is all set to release on OTT on May 7.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
US 'doing a lot for India' to meet COVID crisis: Biden
New York, May 5 (IANS) President Joe Biden has said that the US was "doing a lot for India" by sending it oxygen and materials to make anti-COVID-19 vaccines.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics
Kerala's oldest Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away
Thiruvalla (Kerala), May 5 (IANS) Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the senior-most metropolitan of the Thiruvalla headquartered Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church, passed away at a private hospital, near here early Wednesday, said Church officials.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Crossing threshold, Bihar eateries deliver free food to corona patients
Patna, May 5 (IANS) When the second wave of the coronavirus started wreaking havoc, restaurants in Bihar came forward with a gesture of humanity and sensitivity. Many restaurants here started delivering free food to corona-infected patients, irrespective of their religion, caste or any other social boundary.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 153.9 mn
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 153.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.22 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
UNGA president says Kashmir status should not be changed; acknowledges Simla pact
United Nations, May 5 (IANS) General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir has said that the status of Jammu and Kashmir should not be changed while acknowledging the 1972 Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan making it a bilateral issue.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Majority of Australians think vaccination not going well: Survey
Canberra, May 5 (IANS) Almost two thirds of Australians think the country's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is not going well, a survey has found.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tiffany Haddish wants to adopt a child who is at least five
Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Tiffany Haddish, who is in a relationship with rapper Common, is taking parenting classes to prepare her for adopting a child. She wants to be mother to a child who is at least five years old.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
In a Kashmir lockdown, home doesn't translate into a safe place: Farah Bashir
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) When she sent a picture of brooding girl, sitting atop a shikara, to Times square, one of her editors commented that it looked too grim to be sent where it would be flashed a few thousand times its original size. Working for an international news agency in Singapore, that was the moment she knew that it was important to do something that would represent her people. A year later, in 2008, she quit her job and began to write.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Turkey reports 28,997 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara, May 5 (IANS) Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 28,997 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,483 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 4,929,118, according to its health ministry.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden hopes to meet Putin during Europe trip in June
Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he expects to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during his trip to Europe in June.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Africa's Covid cases close to 4.58 mn
Addis Ababa, May 5 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,578,902 as of Tuesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka logs in 44,631 new Covid cases
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Continuing the upward trend in the pandemic's second wave, 44,631 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, with 292 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state's health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Iran reports 20,150 new Covid-19 cases, 2,575,737 in total
Tehran, May 5 (IANS) Iran on Tuesday reported 20,150 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 2,575,737.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
S'pore tightens pandemic control measures amid rising cases
Singapore, May 5 (IANS) Singapore on Tuesday rolled out a slew of tightened measures against Covid-19, in line with the local and global Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
Wipro opens innovation centre in London
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Tuesday said that it opened an innovation centre in London to provide expertise to its global clients, including those in Britain.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
'Lack of expertise, staff major cause of Covid deaths in rural K'taka'
Kalaburagi (Karnataka), May 5 (IANS) Doctors from remote rural areas like Aland taluk in Karnataka's Kalaburagi where four Covid patients reportedly died due to shortage of oxygen have had their own harrowing experiences of dealing with the spreading pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Country facing health emergency, not a time to discuss poll outcomes: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) After the dismal performance of the Congress in recent Assembly elections in five states/UT, party leader Kapil Sibal said on Tuesday that this is not the right time to discuss such issues when the nation is in the grip of pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Padukone recovering from Covid-19 infection
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Former All England champion Prakash Padukone is likely to be discharged from a Bengaluru hospital where he is slowly recovering from the Covid-19 infection.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Badminton
IPL bio-bubble bursts, several Covid+ results force postponement (Round-up)
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was on Tuesday postponed indefinitely after at least four of the eight franchises reported positive Covid-19 cases of players/officials and "weren't that keen on continuing", leaving the Indian cricket board with no option but to stop it amid rapidly escalating pandemic in the country.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Karnataka postpones PUC board exams amid Covid spread
Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) Amid the Covid pandemic's second wave, Karnataka has postponed the final year pre-university course (PUC) board exams, scheduled to be held from May 24 to June 16 for the safety of students, state Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Chelsea bring fans to board meetings following Super League debacle
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Chelsea have announced plans to allow three supporter representatives to attend board meetings from July 1 as they look to rebuild their relationship with the fan base following the European Super League debacle.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Very sensible to postpone IPL: Vaughan
London, May 4 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan has termed the Indian cricket board's (BCCI) decision to postpone the Indian Premier League sensible.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
PM-Cares allocates funds to install 500 oxygen plants in India in 3 months
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The PM-Cares has allocated funds for the installation of 500 medical oxygen plants across the country within three months, considering the rising demand for the life-saving gas in the wake of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Javi Martinez to leave Bayern after nine years
Munich, May 4 (IANS) Spanish veteran Javi Martinez will leave Bayern Munich after both sides mutually agreed to part ways, the Bundesliga champions said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
5 Karnataka ministers made in charge of Covid care
Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) The Karnataka cabinet on Tuesday made five ministers in-charge of various aspects of Covid care across the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra to have partial curfew from Wednesday
Amaravati, May 4 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, on Tuesday took several key decisions, including imposition of partial curfew in the state, with effect from Wednesday, to tackle the Covid spread.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Hefazat leaders siphoned off donations for violence: B'desh Police
Dhaka, May 4 (IANS) Top Hefazat-e-Islam leaders misappropriated the donations, including from abroad, meant for madrasas and orphanages for their violent activities, and a probe is on to identify the sources and use of the funds, Bangladesh Police officials said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy passes away
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Social activist Traffic Ramaswamy, who was known for filing public interest litigations (PILs), passed away on Tuesday evening at a government hospital here due to illness, a top hospital official said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Stranded Warner gets emotional message from his daughters
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Down and out after being removed as SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper and ill at ease after the Indian Premier League (IPL) season was postponed due to Covid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble, Australian cricketer David Warner received a heartfelt message from his family, urging him to 'come home straightaway'.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
65% more wheat procured in Rabi season than last year
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said on Tuesday that about 65 per cent more wheat has been procured during current Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) as compared to the corresponding period of last year, adding that over 299.16 LMT of wheat has been procured at MSP so far by the central procuring agencies, benefiting 29.46 lakh farmers.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Plea in SC seeks President's rule in Bengal amid post-poll violence
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court alleging that the constitutional machinery in West Bengal has broken down after the Assembly elections, besides seeking the imposition of President's rule in the state, deployment of central forces and a probe by a retired apex court judge into the "targeted pogrom" in Bengal post the declaration of Assembly election results on May 2.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
7 more Gujarat cities under night curfew from Wednesday
Gandhinagar, May 4 (IANS) The Gujarat government on Tuesday extended the night curfew to control spread of coronavirus to seven other cities, apart from the 29 major cities where the curbs are in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi sets up 24x7 helpline for oxygen supply, 3 IAS officers put on job
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday set up a round-the-clock emergency helpline involving three IAS officers and over 20 call centre executives to ensure smooth oxygen supply in the national capital in the wake of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maratha quota: SC to rule if 50% ceiling on reservation can be breached
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday will pronounce its verdict on a batch of petitions, which have challenged the Bombay High Court decision upholding grant of reservation to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs in the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Terrorists killed in Sopore encounter refused to surrender (3rd Ld)
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) The two terrorists killed in an encounter in Sopore in north Kashmir on Tuesday evening were given an oppurtunity to surrender, but they refused to do that and instead fired at the security forces that trigerred the encounter, the police said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Tuchel wants Chelsea to go for the kill against Real
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea will not sit back on their away-goal advantage against Real Madrid in the Champions League as it is in the club's DNA to try to win every match.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Around 400 BJP workers, families fled to Assam after post-poll violence in Bengal: Sarma
Guwahati/Agartala, May 4 (IANS) Around 400 BJP functionaries and their family members fled from West Bengal to Assam following the post-poll violence in Bengal, senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed on Tuesday night.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
DoT gives green signal for 5G trials, no Chinese tech player allowed
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has permitted telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL, to conduct 5G trials.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Messi, Barca team-mates in trouble for major Covid breach
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Barcelona legend Lionel Messi could be in trouble after he hosted a meal for his team-mates at his house ahead of the La Liga match against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The Catalan regional health authorities say the Argentinian could have breached Covid-19 protocols, leaving Messi and his team-mates open to hefty fines.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Decide in one month on premature release of prisoners, SC tells UP
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) In a bid to reduce over-crowding in jails amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to decide, within a month, on premature release of prisoners who fulfil the conditions set out by the state for remission of sentence.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Maha sees Covid deaths, cases shoot up again, but Mumbai improves
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities and new cases recorded a sharp hike though the Mumbai situation improved while the state death toll shot past the 71,000 mark on Tuesday, health officials said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra officials worried as new strain suspected behind Covid spike
Vizag, May 4 (IANS) With Andhra Pradesh reeling severely under the Covid-19 crisis, health officials suspect that the N440K variant, discovered by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), might be the reason behind the rapid deterioration of the health conditions of Covid patients in the last few days, in Visakhapatnam as well as other parts of the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
NGO urges TN govt to automate Covid bed status
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Arappor Iyakkam, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to automate the Covid-19 bed status updates and ensure data accuracy.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 terrorists killed in Sopore encounter (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) Two terrorists were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces in the Nathipora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday evening, officials said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Corona curfew extended in 4 J&K districts till May 10
Jammu, May 4 (IANS) In view of the trend in Covid cases, the positivity rate and the cases per million, corona curfew in the four Jammu and Kashmir districts -- Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu -- which is in force till 7 a.m. on Thursday was extended till 7 a.m. on Monday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Trinamool makes strong inroads into Junglemahal
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) An aggressive presence of Trinamool Congress in the Junglemahal seats took the air out of BJP's sail in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal in which the ruling party cruised to a landslide victory.
2021-05-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Admit only moderate/severe Covid patients, Telangana hospitals tols
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday directed all private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients to admit those with moderate and severe symptoms only.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Parth Samthaan shows how to click a natural selfie
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Television star Parth Samthaan took out time on Tuesday to demonstrate for fans how to take a 100 per cent natural selfie sans makeup or use of filter.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Udayanidhi Stalin calls on DMDK leader Vijayakanth
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Udayanidhi Stalin, the son of DMK chief M.K. Stalin and newly-elected first-time Tamil Nadu legislator, on Tuesday called on DMDK leader Vijayakanth at his residence.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mertens stuns Halep, to take on Sabalenka in quarters
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Former doubles partners Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka took contrasting paths to a showdown in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open here on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Madrid Open: Russia's Rublev continues to impress
Madrid, May 4 (IANS) Russia's Andrey Rublev overcame a tough challenge on his Madrid Open debut to beat the United States' Tommy Paul 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 for a place in the third round on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
India, UK agree roadmap to combat climate change
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the UK on Tuesday agreed on urgent action to tackle climate change through new, shared commitments during leader-level call.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cummins left confused by IPL postponement, waiting for clarity
Ahmedabad, May 4 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) fast bowler Pat Cummins was left confused on Tuesday after conflicting signals emerged all day long over the fate of the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka O2 tragedy: Chamarajanagar DC blames Mysuru counterpart
Chamarajanagar (Karnataka), May 4 (IANS) A day after 24 Covid patients died in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district after alleged fluctuating oxygen supply, its Deputy Commissioner, M.R. Ravi squarely blamed his Mysuru counterpart Rohini Sindhuri for the deaths due to "enormous delay in supply" of the life-saving gas.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Unaffected IPL teams start leaving bio-bubble
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The four teams not affected by the Covid-19 positive cases in their camps have been given the green signal to disperse and have already begun leaving their respective bio-bubbles after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was called off following positive cases in four of the eight teams.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Randeep Hooda pitches in to provide oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actor Randeep Hooda on Tuesday posted an Instagram video announcing that he has teamed up with an NGO to arrange oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
28 States/UTs start lifting foodgrains for distribution to 80 cr beneficiaries
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Twenty eight States/UTs have started lifting foodgrains from the Food Corporation of India depots for distribution under PMGKAY-III and 5.88 LMT foodgrains supplied for further distribution to more than 80 crore beneficiaries under the NFSA scheme.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Experts feel 'herd immunity' looking unlikely in US: Report
New York, May 4 (IANS) There is consensus among scientists and public health experts that reaching 'herd immunity' is unlikely in the US, when it comes to Covid-19, the media reported.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Women lawmakers declining in Assam Assembly
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) The number of women legislators in the 126-member Assam Assembly has been declining from a high of 14 in 2011, eight in 2016 and only six this time.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
India-UK adopt 'Roadmap 2030' in key sectors like trade, defence
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India and the UK on Tuesday adopted an ambitious 'Roadmap 2030' to elevate bilateral ties to a "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" between the two countries in major sectors covering trade, defence and climate security.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi got only 44% of required oxygen from Centre on Mon: AAP
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday cornered the Central government over the allocation of medical oxygen to the national capital on Monday, saying it received only 433 metric tonne (MT) oxygen on Monday against its requirement of 976 MT ? which comes to 44 per cent of the requisite amount to mitigate the crisis.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
1,000 tonnes of free firewood for crematoriums in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The Telangana State Forest Development Corporation on Tuesday decided to provide 1,000 tonnes of firewood free of cost to crematoriums in and around Hyderabad in view of the high demand for wood for funerals on account of increasing deaths due to Covid.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Dell, Foxconn, Lava apply under PLI scheme for IT hardware
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A total of 19 companies have filed applications under the production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for IT hardware, including Dell, Rising Stars Hi-Tech (Foxconn), and Lava.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Deepika Padukone tests Covid positive
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has reportedly tested Covid positive.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
No firm commitment on delivery of vax by manufacturers: Rane
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Very few governments have received firm commitment vis-a-vis delivery of vaccines for the 18-45 age group, Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Unconstitutional': SC strikes down WB Housing Regulation Act
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WB-HIRA), 2017, holding it "unconstitutional" and "repugnant" to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 passed by the Parliament.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Stalin elected DMK's legislature party leader
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) The DMK on Tuesday elected its President M.K. Stalin as the leader of its Legislature Party in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, paving the way for his taking over as Chief Minister.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Mourinho to replace Fonseca as Roma coach
Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Jose Mourinho has been appointed Italian football club AS Roma coach on a three-year contract from next season onwards. He will succeed Paulo Fonseca, the Serie A club said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
BJP MP Parvesh Verma warns TMC leaders of attacks in Delhi
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Amid the post poll violence against the BJP workers in West Bengal, the saffron party's Lok Sabha member Parvesh Verma warned the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders saying they may face similar violence in the national capital.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
EC not ready for recounting of votes in Nandigram, suggests Trinamool to approach HC
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Following Trinamool Congress' demand for recounting of votes in the Nandigram Assembly constituency in West Bengal where Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee suffered a close defeat against her one-time aide Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP, the Election Commission on Tuesday clarified that the "only legal remedy is to file an EP (Execution Petition) before the High Court".
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Railways delivers 1,585 MT LMO, 6 more Oxygen Expresses on way
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that 27 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey, delivering more than 1,585 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in 103 tankers to various states.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Global real estate sentiments improved in Jan-March: Report
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The sentiment in the real estate markets globally improved in the first quarter of 2021, according to a report by RICS.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Former Google AI scientist joins Apple: Report
San Francisco, May 4 (IANS) A former Google Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientist Samy Bengio, who had resigned in protest of the firing of two employees, has joined Apple to lead a new AI team.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Euro 2020: Teams allowed addition of 3 more players to squads
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) Teams competing in UEFA Euro 2020 can increase the number of players in their squads from the current 23 to 26 due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Himachal court stays tree felling permissions
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Hearing a petition on illegal felling of trees within the municipal jurisdictions of the state capital, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday stayed all permissions of felling or lopping of trees, except the permissions granted to the state Electricity Department.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal CM thanks Centre for oxygen plants
Shimla, May 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday thanked the Centre for approving six pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants to the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Procter & Gamble Hygiene's Jan-Mar net profit up 8%
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd on Tuesday reported an 8 per cent increase on a year-on-year in its net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 98 crore.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
DRDO starts installing 5 medical O2 plants in Delhi, Haryana
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) In order to tackle the requirement of medical oxygen in the wake of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started installing five medical oxygen plants in Delhi and Haryana.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Aussie pacer Behrendorff donates undisclosed sum for Covid fight
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pace bowler Jason Behrendorff announced on Tuesday that he was making a donation to the UNICEF Australia's India Covid-19 Crisis Appeal to help the country in its fight against the raging pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Madhuri Dixit: Hold your loved ones closer than ever
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene reiterated the need to hold on to loved ones in the time of crisis, in a new post she shared on Tuesday evening.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel's decision to join India's Covid fight showcases special ties
New Delhi, May 4: Israel's decision to join India in its fight against the vicious second Covid wave yet again showcases the special ties between the two countries, which shine brightly during a crisis.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Rs 15 cr still needed to take IISc's vax studies further
Bengaluru, May 4 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not just battered the healthcare sector, but it has also resulted in financial crisis across sectors.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
India's setback deprives world of frontline fighter in war on Covid-19
New Delhi, May 4: The devastating second coronavirus wave sweeping across India has come as a major setback to the global fight against the deadly pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
The man who won 150 medals in swimming after losing his two hands in 2 mishaps
Jaipur, May 4 (IANS) This is the story of a man who lost his two hands in two different accidents, however, never gave in to the challenges but continued working hard to emerge as a winner in swimming on the national platform and setting his eyes on the Asian Championship to be held in 2022 in Hangzhou.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Microsoft to remove Adobe Flash from Windows 10
San Francisco, May 4 (IANS) Microsoft will start fully removing Adobe Flash from Windows 10 in July.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Goa Oppn MLAs demand Covid lockdown, closure of state borders
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) Opposition MLAs in Goa have demanded a 15-day lockdown in the state and a closure of borders to combat the rising tide of Covid-19 infections, while also slamming the "lackadaisical approach" of the BJP-led state government in tackling the pandemic.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jay Rana and Skopos' EP 'Magic & Pasta' aims at catering to diverse moods (LD)
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Music producers Jay Rana And Skopos have come out with their new EP, "Magic & Pasta", featuring Akanksha Sethi, Mayank Mittal and Vinod Arora.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EC asks Bengal govt to provide security to Nandigram RO
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Making it clear that the Returning Officer's (RO) decision regarding recounting of votes is final, the Election Commission of India has asked the West Bengal government to provide adequate security to the RO of Nandigarm, where BJPs Suvendu Adhikari pulled off a thrilling win over Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee by a slim margin of 1,956 votes.
2021-05-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
SAIL ramps up oxygen supplies for Covid relief
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Steel Authority of India, one of the largest domestic steel producers, has been enhancing its capabilities to supply Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in the country.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Pay panel recommends two-fold salary hike for Punjab employees
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) In a major bonanza for government employees, the Sixth Pay Commission of the Punjab government has recommended an over two-fold increase in the salaries of all employees, with an increase in minimum pay from Rs 6,950 to Rs 18,000 per month, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Noted surgeon Raghu Ram delivers lecture at 100th ASGBI Congress
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Eminent breast cancer surgeon P. Raghu Ram has achieved the distinction of being the only surgeon from the Indian sub-continent to deliver a guest lecture at the 100th annual Congress of The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI).
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sonia Balani: Couldn't have asked for a better digital debut
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Sonia Balani makes her digital debut in the upcoming "Bhopal To Vegas", and she says her character shows how to follow a dream and lead life on own terms.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Second Oxygen Express returns to Hyderabad from Odisha
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The second Oxygen Express carrying 60.23 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in four tankers on Tuesday reached Hyderabad from Odisha.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Novel paper-based sensor to detect antimicrobial pollutants
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) have developed a paper-based sensor that can detect antimicrobial pollutants, which induce antimicrobial resistance in water bodies.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Health/Medicine
Andhra Pradesh selects journalist, lawyer as Information Commissioners
Amaravati, May 4 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has chosen senior journalist Ulchala Hari Prasad, and lawyer Kakarla Chenna Reddy as the Right to Information Commissioners. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday, and sent for approval to the Governor.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
You can bury your head like ostrich, but we won't: Delhi HC to Centre
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday told the Centre that it intends to see the compliance of its order in connection with the oxygen supply to the national capital. The Centre's failure to implement the order also irked the court and brought the government close to a contempt case.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mahika Sharma: Please consider house helps as family, support them
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Mahika Sharma urges people to support part-time domestic helps during these tough times, as the country battles Covid.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala to strengthen tele-medicine facility as Covid cases stay high
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that Covid cases continue to remain high as 37,190 people turned positive after 1,42,588 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Air pollution linked to high BP in children, young adults
New York, May 4 (IANS) Exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults, according to a meta-analysis of 14A studies.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series faces issues with S Pen: Report
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 series, including the base model and the Galaxy Note 10+, is apparently facing an issue that is affecting its S Pen.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Covid-19 delayed treatment of other ailments: Survey
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) High concern for patients with Covid-19 infections resulted in delay in treatment of people with non-Covid ailments, finds a survey by NATHEALTH, a healthcare industry body.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
"Vighnaharta Ganesh" actor Kuldeep Singh practices yoga for fitness
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor Kuldeep Singh, who is playing the role of Lord Vishnu in the show "Vighnaharta Ganesh", says fitness is a major issue for him, and he has been practising yoga to make sure he stays in shape.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K logs 4,650 new Covid cases, 37 deaths
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 4,650 new cases and 37 deaths on Tuesday as the Covid crisis refused to abate in the Union Territory.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
PCB launches support policy for cricketers during pregnancy
Lahore, May 4 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced its "Parental Support Policy" wherein women cricketers will be allowed to opt for non-playing roles during pregnancy and "be entitled to take 12 months of paid maternity leave" after childbirth.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
JIPMER increases number of beds for Covid patients
Puducherry, May 4 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) has said it has hiked the number of beds from 229 to 400 for Covid patients and plans to add another 75 beds due to the spike in the number of cases in the Union Territory.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
Seats won by wafer-thin margins in Bengal Assembly polls
Kolkata, May 4 (AISN) BJP leader Suvendu Adhikaris narrow win over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the battle of prestige in Nandigram was one of the major talking points of the Bengal Assembly polls after the results were announced on May 2.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong leaders all out in praise of Mamata, ignoring party defeat
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) After Mamata Banerjee decimated the BJP in West Bengal it was Congress which was overwhelmed to congratulate the TMC for spectacular performance, while many Congress leaders wondered till when the Congress is happy in BJP's loss.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neena Gupta on complex prosthetic process behind her look in 'Sardar Ka Grandson'
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Veteran actress Neena Gupta shared that she and her team had to go through 10 rounds of experimentation at times, to get the prosthetics right for her look in the upcoming film "Sardar Ka Grandson".
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Get 5% discount on health policy if vaccinated: Reliance General
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Private non-life insurer Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd, in a prudent underwriting move, has decided to offer a five per cent discount on premium for those who have taken the Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
5 die as tractor falls into pond in Andhra Pradesh
Nellore, May 4 (IANS) Five agriculture workers lost their lives in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday when the driver of their tractor lost control of the vehicle and it fell into a roadside pond. The mishap took place in Sajjapuram village in Nellore mandal.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SA IPL players to return home, undergo quarantine
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) South African players who were playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will have to undergo quarantine in their own homes, once they return to their country, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajniesh Duggall: I love psychological thrillers
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor Rajniesh Duggall is all set to star in the upcoming psychological thrillers web series "Flawed". He plays an alcoholic for the first time in the show.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen, Punjab CM urges Modi
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought immediate intervention of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen to the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CPI-M, BJP cut deal to trade votes in 69 Kerala seats: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged that there was large scale trading of votes between the Congress and the BJP, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday hit back, saying the deal was between the CPI-M and the BJP in 69 seats.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
RIL fixes record date for first call on partly paid-up equity shares
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Rights Issue Committee constituted by the Board of Directors of Reliance Industries (RIL) has fixed May 12 as the record date for the purpose of determining the holders of the partly paid-up equity shares who shall be liable to pay the money on the 'first call.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
86 institutions allocated foreign donated Covid materials
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A total of 24 different categories of items numbering nearly 40 lakhs have been distributed to 86 institutions in 31 States and Union Territories, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHF) on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad Zoo test positive for Covid
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tested Covid-19 positive, in what is believed to be the first case of human to animal transmission in India.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
Cybersecurity firm Acronis raises $250M at $2.5B valuation
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Global cyber security leader Acronis on Tuesday said it has received more than $250 million in funding from CVC Capital Partners VII and other investors at a valuation of more than $2.5 billion.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Andhra girl gets new lease of life with K. Kavitha's help
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) An 11-year-old girl from Andhra Pradesh got a new lease of life thanks to timely help provided by Telangana legislator K. Kavitha, daughter of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Purab Kohli on 'Out Of Love 2' role: It's difficult to understand the man he is
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor Purab Kohli says he does not relate to his character Akarsh in the upcoming second season of "Out Of Love". He adds that Akarsh is a difficult man to understand.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Help desks for cows in every UP district: Yogi
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) Amid the prevailing pandemic, the Yogi Adityanath government is taking forward its cow protection agenda and has issued directives to set up help desks for protection of cows in every district.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
MP vaccination rollout for 18-plus from May 5
Bhopal, May 4 (IANS) People above 18 years of age in Madhya Pradesh will be vaccinated free-of-cost from May 5. The state government has completed preparations for the third phase of the vaccination drive. The people of this age group were supposed to take the vaccine jab from May 1 but it had to be put off due to lack of availability of vaccines.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal BJP leader slams leadership for giving tickets to film, TV actors
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Former Governor of Meghalaya and Tripura and senior West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tathagata Roy on Tuesday trained guns at party National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state unit Chief Dilip Ghosh for giving tickets to film and TV actors who never had anything to do with politics.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
1 in 5 older adult's mental health, sleep worsened during Covid
New York, May 4 (IANS) Mental health and sleep of nearly one in five older adults worsened since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, according to a survey.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Will work with BCCI to ensure everyone gets safe passage home: RCB
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) said that it will work in close consultation with the Indian cricket board to ensure those in the franchise reach home safely following the postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Fresh stock of Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Chennai
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) With shortage of Covid-19 vaccines reported in Tamil Nadu, about two lakh doses of Covishield and 75,000 vials of Covaxin arrived here on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Maha's first 'drive-in' vaccination centre starts giving jabs
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday launched Maharashtra's first 'drive-in' vaccination centre at the multi-storey Kohinoor Parking Lot near the Shivaji Park in Dadar.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Stranded Aussie players may stay in India or go third country
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Australian players stranded at the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL) will either stay back in India or move to a third country as Cricket Australia (CA) and Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) on Tuesday made it clear that they would not seek exemptions to their national government's norms.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Kashmiryat at display: Pandit-Muslim duo save lives across NCR
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) A well-known Kashmiri Pandit chef and an aspiring Kashmiri Muslim journalist are saving thousands of lives by arranging plasma for Covid affected patients across the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Accenture pledges Rs 185 cr for Covid relief efforts in India
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Software major Accenture on Tuesday pledged Rs 185 crore to support the Covid relief work in India, including providing PPE kits to frontline healthcare workers, and food and home care kits to the unemployed and poor people of the country.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Aly Goni: 'Most of my family members are positive from last 9 days'
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor and "Bigg Boss 14" star Aly Goni shared that most of his family members have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Lifestyle/Fashion
DoT permits telcos to go ahead with 5G trials
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has permitted telecom service providers (TSPs), including Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea and MTNL, to conduct 5G trials.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Foreign terrorist trapped as Sopore encounter rages on (Ld)
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) One foreign terrorist involved in several acts of terror is trapped as an encounter rages on between terrorists and security forces at Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Vidya Malavade to appear in 'light, easy-breezy and comedy series'
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Vidya Malavade is all set to star in a mini-series titled "Bamini And Boys". She plays an attractive woman who has three young boys as tenants who swoon over her and try to impress her all the time.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's Pro League hockey games vs Spain, Germany postponed
Lausanne, May 4 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games suffered a major blow on Tuesday as its upcoming FIH Pro League away matches against Spain and Germany were postponed due to "international travel restrictions affecting India because of the Covid-19 pandemic".
2021-05-04
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Gurugram admin warns shopkeepers charging exorbitant prices
Gurugram, May 4 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has warned shopkeepers selling essential products at a price higher than the Maximum Retail Price under the guise of lockdown.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Business/Economy
Mamata should take steps to stop violence in Bengal: Cong
New May 4 (IANS) After reports of violence erupting in different parts of West Bengal following the declaration of Assembly election results on May 2 in which the ruling Trinamool Congress cruised to a landslide victory, the Congress said on Tuesday that Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee should take steps to stop the bloodshed.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
India can better goal conversion rate: Hockey striker Upadhyay
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team can improve on its goal conversion rate, says striker Lalit Upadhyay.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Sikh charity to set up 100-bed Covid hospital in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Sikh charity Sri Guru Granth Sahib Society will urgently set up a 100-bed Covid Care Centre with an oxygen facility at the PGI Hospital's Infosys Sarai, Chandigarh Adviser Manoj Parida said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
RLD makes comeback in western UP
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) is making a spectacular comeback in Uttar Pradesh politics with the panchayat elections.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
BJP rues EPS did not seal deal with AMMK in Assembly polls
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) The BJP central leadership, which had much higher expectations about the comeback of the AIADMK-led NDA, has already communicated with Tamil Nadu's outgoing Chief Minister Edappady K. Palaniswami over his stance in not sealing an alliance with the AMMK that cost the front dearly.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
New age start-up 'The Fuel Delivery' starts operations in Mumbai
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) App-based door-to-door fuel delivery service provider, 'The Fuel Delivery' on Tuesday announced the launch of its Mumbai operations.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Gunfight breaks out at Sopore in North Kashmir
Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Nathipora area of Sopore in North Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Noted scholar Rashpal Malhotra dies of Covid
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Chandigarh-based Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) founder and noted scholar Rashpal Malhotra died at a private hospital in Mohali near here after battling with Covid for over a week. He was 84.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mondelez commits $2 mn Covid-19 relief support to India
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Mondelez International on Tuesday announced a contribution of $2 million as part of the company's Covid-19 relief efforts in India.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP leader moves SC seeking CBI probe into post-poll violence in Bengal
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) BJP spokesperson and senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the episodes of violence which erupted in West Bengal after the declaration of Assembly election results on May 2 in which the ruling Trinamool Congress cruised to a landslide victory.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SpiceXpress airlifts 2,450 oxygen concentrators from Nanjing, Hong Kong
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress on Tuesday airlifted 2,450 oxygen concentrators from Nanjing, China and Hong Kong to Kolkata and New Delhi.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Microfinance industry to witness disruptions from Covid surge: ICRA
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Covid resurgence is expected to further disrupt the microfinance industry, ratings agency ICRA said.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi recorded more deaths than runs scored on IPL match days
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Delhi, an Indian Premier League (IPL) venue, was reeling from the beginning of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Indian cricket board turned a blind eye to the hundreds of people who were dying daily in the national capital. On the four IPL match days in Delhi, on three days more people died of Covid-10 than the number of runs scored by the competing teams.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
K'taka MP to procure 2000 litre oxygen daily for her constituency
Mandya (Karnataka), May 4 (IANS) Reacting to reports about Mandya district facing an oxygen shortage, Mandya Lok Sabha MP Sumalatha Ambareesh said here on Tuesday that she would be donating 2000 litres of liquid oxygen as a philanthropic gesture.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Domestic air travel recovery delayed by 3 months: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Recovery in domestic and international travel has been delayed by three and six months, respectively, due to Covid resurgence, said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Global TWS market to see 33% YoY growth in 2021: Report
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The global True Wireless Stereo (TWS) market is expected to grow 33 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in 2021, reaching 310 million units, a new report said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Surge in Kancheepuram saree shops may lead to spike in Covid cases
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Kancheepuram has always been the silk capital of South India with heavy and bulk purchases taking place from the saree streets of this town which is near Chennai.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid symptoms in eight lions at Hyderabad zoo
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) Covid-19 symptoms have been noticed among eight Asiatic lions at Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in what is believed to be the first case of human to animal transmission of the virus across the country.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Environment/Wildlife
3D 'lung-on-a-chip' model to test new therapies for Covid
New York, May 4 (IANS) A team of researchers has designed a 3D "lung-on-a-chip" model that replicates human alveolar lung tissue to test new therapies for Covid-19 and other lung conditions.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Nikki Tamboli's brother passes away
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 14" star Nikki Tamboli's brother Jatin passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 29. Nikki shared the reason behind her brother's untimely demise on Instagram Stories.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply on plea against NCT Amendment Act
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from Centre on a plea seeking direction to strike down the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Amendment Act, which increases powers of the Lieutenant Governor.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UP: Woman hangs self after fight with mother-in-law
Ballia, May 4 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman allegedly ended her life by hanging, following a dispute with her mother-in-law.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
59 more succumb to Covid in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic in Telangana has claimed 59 more lives, the highest single-day death toll in the state so far.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Murder case should be registered against Kejriwal govt'
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Amid Covid surge and lack of beds and ICU in Delhi, former Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal and his government did nothing to improve healthcare system in the capital and did not even complete the hospital projects initiated by the then government headed by Sheila Dikshit.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Priyamani Raj: Didn't expect my role to be this huge in 'His Storyy'
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Priyamani Raj, who plays Sakshi in the web series "His Storyy", says she is impressed by how detailed her role in the show is.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Time to abolish the entire sum of morality'
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) From Chris Paley, author of the "extraordinary", "startling" and "thought-provoking" book "Unthink" on harnessing ones unconscious, comes "Beyond Bad" (Hachette), which contends that morals hinder us from achieving what we want to achieve in life.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
ICC praises NZ players after team's jump in ODI rankings
Dubai, May 4 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday commended New Zealand on becoming the No. 1 side in One-day International (ODI) rankings, calling it a huge achievement for a country with just over 51 lakh people.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Covid Emergency: We should go back to the districts (Column: Spy's Eye)
India is in great distress because of the 'killer' second wave of Covid and people are shaken up with the fear of the unknown amidst a crumbling medical infrastructure -- witnessing deaths in large numbers for lack of oxygen and hospital beds. While the elected political executive governing the Centre and the states is under scrutiny for not taking certain policy measures in time to cope up with the pandemic, there has to be some questioning directed also at the administrative machinery of the states in the matter of implementing the guidelines of the Centre on the health emergency.
2021-05-04
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine