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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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