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A ringside view of rejuvenating India's Test cricket team
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It certainly wasnt a good day for Indian cricket on the 2020-21 tour of Australia. No one could fathom what had hit them after the team folded up for 36 in their second innings on December 19 on the third day of the first Test at Adelaide as the hosts romped home to an eight wicket victory.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold Nile dam meeting
Khartoum, Aug 1 (IANS) Sudan has welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Two-dose vaccination highly effective against severe Covid-19 infection
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) A recent study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Covishield vaccine administered in Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCIRC) has found in its interim report, that out of 599 fully-vaccinated healthcare workers, only 1.16 per cent developed severe illness that necessitates hospitalisation after testing Covid positive.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tamil Nadu ATM theft cases to be handed over to CBI
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Crime branch special police team which is probing the series of thefts in the state targeting SBI ATMs is preparing a final report to be submitted to the DGP.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN Syria envoy urges upholding int'l humanitarian law
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has called for upholding the principle of the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law, a spokesman for the world body has said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Maoist killed in exchange of fire with Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the police and extremists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Why people are hesitant towards vaccination?
Warsaw, Aug 1 (IANS) Vaccine deniers are mostly led by a generalised negative attitude to vaccines, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Poland,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Guterres welcomes official opening of coastal road in Libya
United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the official opening of the coastal road in Libya, in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Himachal CM deploys his chopper for evacuation
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Setting an example, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur deployed his newly acquired 16-seater chopper for ferrying at least 66 people stranded in the Himalayan heights.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rockets strike Kandahar airport, flights suspended
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New chapter poised to open in Andhra intermediate education
Amaravati, Aug 1 (IANS) The intermediate education in Andhra Pradesh is going to transform from the 2021-2022 academic year as several aspects known to the public for decades will cease to exist, leading to opening up of a new chapter of higher secondary education in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
BJP counters SP tirade in UP with Jawahar Bagh incident
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) To counter the Samajwadi Party campaign against the Yogi Adityanath government, the Uttar Pradesh BJP will now use incidents of crime in the Akhilesh government to highlight the 'anarchy in the SP regime'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Stalin for all-party meet against proposed draft on PG medical admission
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is likely to call a meeting of all political parties having representation in the state Legislative Assembly to hit common ground against the proposed draft Bill on Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Death toll in Afghanistan flash floods reaches 113
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll from last weeks flash floods in Afghanistan eastern province of Nuristan has increased to 113 with dozens still missing, an officials said, adding that 70 more were injured.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple Music taps more Indian languages, nurtures local talent
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple Music has created flagship playlists in India across eight languages -- Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Hindi -- and according to the tech giant, top five genres of music in the country currently are Bollywood, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Indian Pop and Dance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
World Heritage Committee closes Fuzhou session, adds 34 new heritage sites
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has wrapped in Fuzhou, capital of China's Fujian province, with a total of 34 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Returning Nadal to begin US Open tune-up with Citi Open
Washington DC, Aug 1 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal will begin his tune-up for the US Open in August-September with the Citi Open -- an ATP 500 hard-court tournament -- which commences here on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
No one asked me to resign, says Tirath Singh Rawat
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned within four months, has said that he took the decision to avoid a constitutional and legal crisis in the state after consulting the BJP central leadership and no one asked him to put in his papers.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwe reopens Victoria Falls border to vaccinated tourists
Harare, Aug 1 (IANS) Zimbabwe has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of visitors between the two neighbouring countries.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
KCR's Dalit outreach raises political dust ahead of by-election
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Ahead of the by-election to the Huzurabad Assembly constituency, Telangana is witnessing an intense political bickering between ruling TRS and the opposition parties over an ambitious scheme announced by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to woo Dalits.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP woman clings to wooden log, remains afloat for 16 hours
Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman fell into a nullah here and kept herself afloat for 16 hours before she was finally rescued.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Airstrikes kill 37 militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 37 militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of Jawzjan province, a local official said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lucknow to vaccinate 75K people in a day
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Lucknow will set a new record on Tuesday when 75,00 people will receive a Covid vaccination in a single day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's highest number of 4 inter-state border disputes in NE
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) The recent and bloodiest Assam-Mizoram inter-state border clash was again a reminder that the decades-old four boundary disputes among the northeastern states need to be resolved swiftly. However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that these border rows might be resolved next year when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National
Wait for Tesla gets longer in India as high import duty hits Musk
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the rich and famous brigade in India await the arrival of Tesla cars, the wait has just got longer owing to the import duty tussle between Elon Musk and the Indian government -- an issue that has kept away the most coveted electric car from entering the country for years.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
10-year-old Krishna passes Class 10 exam in UP
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) A ten-year-old boy has passed the Class 10 examination in Uttar Pradesh Board, securing 79 per cent marks.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Olympics: USA gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of Monday's floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles on Sunday pulled out of the floor exercise final, scheduled for Monday, after having opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics a day earlier.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
2 Lucknow temples get threat letters
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Security has been beefed up at the famous Mankameshwar Temple in Lucknow after the temple trust received a letter threatening to blow up the city's prominent temples and the office of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Much at stake for DMK and AIADMK in local body polls
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) After the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections this year that brought the DMK to power, the next political battle will be the local body polls.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP MLA gets a reality check in his constituency
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) At a time when the BJP is all set to launch its 'Ashirwad yatras' in Uttar Pradesh and seek the blessings' of voters on the eve of Assembly elections, this incident comes as a major setback.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for August 2-8.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Effective policing is the foundation of internal security (Column Spy's Eye)
An important lesson drawn by India from the ongoing pandemic is that strict crime control and maintenance of law and order are needed to protect the nation from many of the newly emerging threats to internal stability and security. At least five such points of concern can be identified and they all can be said to be creating vulnerabilities that facilitated the work of enemy agents and adversarial forces.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Rajasthan schools, colleges offer fee discounts amid pandemic
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) At a time when parents and schools are at loggerheads over the fee issue in many parts of the country, a few institutions in Rajasthan are trying to make it a win-win situation for both the parents and themselves.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
George Bailey new Australian chief selector as Trevor Hohns retires
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
New Peruvian new govt to promote private, public investment
Lima, Aug 1 (IANS) The government of new Peruvian President Pedro Castillo will implement an economic policy that will promote private and public investment,Finance Minister Pedro Francke said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Size matters: Himachal apple growers see big gains in plentiful rain
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major apple-producing regions, are upbeat that increased rainfall activity would result in sufficient moisture to help the fruit to gain optimum size. This would also raise overall apple production after a lean season.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
After losing sheen, West Bengal CID struggling to survive
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal, that was once considered one of the best investigation department in the country, is now struggling to survive.
2021-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National
ED to grill Raj Singh Gehlot on how J&K Bank settled amount of Rs 289 cr at Rs 128 cr
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Raj Singh Gehlot, Chairman of the Ambience Group of Companies who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last week and sent to ED custody for seven days, will be questioned about how money was routed to different companies and how he made the J&K Bank settle for Rs 128 crore in place of Rs 289.08 crore.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympics: Dressel wins fourth personal gold in men's 50m freestyle
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States won his fourth gold at the Tokyo Olympics triumphing in the men's 50m freestyle here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-Maoist teenage girl, who hunted cops, now aspires to be one!
Gondia (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) In a strange twist of fate, cops who once hunted this dreaded girl are now her jealous and zealous guardian angels -- and that same gun-wielding 19-year-old girl, who used to target cops and the security forces once, now aspires to be one of them.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths
Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Another pillar crumbles in UP BSP
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) One of the last pillars of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh has also crumbled.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Amit Shah to lay foundation of Vindhyachal Corridor Project today
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of Rs 150 crore Vindhyachal Corridor Project (VCP) in Mirzapur on Sunday afternoon.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics