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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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