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Kerala entrepreneur converts Rolls Royce into luxury cab
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Businessman Boby Chemmanur who brought football legend Diego Marodana to Kerala, is again in the news for converting his Rolls Royce Phantom car into a tourist taxi.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
'Tandav' controversy: Creator Ali Abbas Zafar says sorry
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid growing dissent over his recent web series Tandav, show creator Abbas Zafar has apologised on behalf of the entire cast and crew, saying they did not intend to offend anyone or insult any religion and political party.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyderabad eye top-four stronghold vs bottom-placed Odisha (Preview Match 64)
Goa, Jan 18 (IANS) Hyderabad may only have got a point against Indian Super League (ISL) leaders Mumbai City FC in their previous game, but the result was important in many ways. In what was one of their most difficult matches of the season, Hyderabad put on a gritty display to register their third clean sheet of the season, restricting Mumbai -- a side that has scored the most this season -- to a goalless draw. The Nizams could have also bagged the three points, had they converted their chances.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Is pH 5.5 really that important for skin?
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Some recent soap advertisements caught the eye and raised a few questions. Is there a perfect pH product for human skin? What characteristics define a good soap?
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Amyra Dastur: Good writing is changing the game
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Amyra Dastur, who was recently seen in the web series Tandav, says the past year has made OTT binge-watching a habit for all, and in the new normal the big screen experience will emerge as a point of excitement of sorts, which fans will look forward to.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Chinese construction along border, we are watching: India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) China is undertaking construction work along the border areas, the Indian government said on Monday while categorically stressing that all developments having a bearing on India's security are being closely watched.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
CBI nabs 2 more railway engineers in bribery case, total 5 arrested (Ld)
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs 1 crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more railway engineers, taking the total number arrests in the case to five and also recovered a total amount of Rs 2.39 crore, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
EC team arrives in Assam to review poll preparations, to visit Bengal on Wed
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahead of the declaration of Assembly polls in five states, an Election Commission (EC) team headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrived in Guwahati on Monday to review the preparations for the Assam Assembly elections.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
J&K: 2 terror operatives nabbed
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The Jammu & Kashmir Police busted a terror module on Monday in Jammu's Ramban district by arresting two terror operatives and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Amrita Puri: Working in 'Jeet Ki Zid' an 'Incredibly humbling experience'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Amrita Puri says playing Jaya, wife of the Kargil war hero Major Deependra Singh Sengar, in the upcoming web series Jeet Ki Zid was a humbling experience.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rana Daggubati: 'Mission Frontline' a tribute to grit of jawans
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati says working on the documentary, Mission Frontline, has given him a perspective on what goes into guarding our frontiers. The upcoming documentary highlights the life of jawans of the Border Security Force.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oommen Chandy to head Cong committee for Kerala Assembly polls
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will head a panel of Congress leaders who would be supervising the upcoming Assembly elections. The Congress Supervisory Committee would comprise ten members which may have a few more inclusions later.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
From Shyamala Gopalan to Kamala Devi Harris: A timeline of two audacious journeys (Ld)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) When Kamala Harris takes oath as America's Vice President, it will be a moment without equal in the country's history. Harris will be the first Indian and Black American, first woman and first woman of colour to ever win election to America's highest political office.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hesistancy, Co-WIN glitches reign over 2nd day of inoculation drive
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Glitches in Co-WIN application and vaccine hesitancy continued to reign over the second day of the Covid-19 inoculation drive as the turnout remained shockingly low at many government hospitals of the national capital on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala town to flaunt coir, port and labour movement museums
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Once a bustling maritime town on the west coast and now a global houseboat tourism hub, Alappuzha in Kerala will launch India's first Labour Movement Museum, showcasing the fascinating history of the world labour movement that also left a deep imprint on the grim struggle of the workers here for their rights.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
CBI nabs 2 more in railway bribery case, total 5 arrested
New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs one crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more people taking the total arrests in the case to five, officials said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Un-fried 'Fryums' not 'Papad', hence taxable at 18%
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 18 (IANS) The good old traditional snack food 'papad' or 'pappadam', as it is known in south India, cannot be equated with packaged 'un-fried fryums and cannot have similar tax treatment, the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has ruled.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Andhra introduces app to monitor attendance of school students
Amaravati, Jan 18 (IANS) In a bid to ensure that students of government schools in Andhra Pradesh do not play truant, the state government on Monday launched a special mobile application to monitor the regular attendance of the students in all the schools.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Delhi schools reopen for Classes 10, 12 for board exams prep
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Schools in Delhi have reopened only for students of classes 10 and 12 from Monday in view of the upcoming board exams, especially for practicals, project work and laboratory related activities.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
TN: Daicel Corp to invest Rs 230 cr in airbag inflator plant
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Japan's multi-product Daicel Corporation will set up an automotive airbag inflator plant near here at an investment of Rs 230 crore.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Uber, Lenskart to offer reading glasses worth Rs 1 crore to drivers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Uber and Lenskart on Monday announced a partnership with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to spread awareness as well as promote road safety during the government-organised, first-ever 'Road Safety Month.'
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Politics
Second ICGE to focus on empowering women, transgenders
Kozhikode, Jan 18 (IANS) Measures to unleash the economic potential of women and transgender persons that would empower them to become sustainable entrepreneurs will be the focus of the upcoming second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE), a signature event of the Kerala government's Gender Park.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Tractor rally on R-Day: SC says cops to decide on entry of farmers in Delhi (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With farmer unions insisting on holding a tractor rally on Republic Day, the Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that the top court cannot be the first authority to deal with it, instead the onus falls on Delhi Police on whether to allow farmers' entry into Delhi or not.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Soren meets Rahul as JMM-Cong govt completes 1 yr in Jharkhand
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here as the JMM-Congress alliance government completed a year in the state.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
This is which causes stomach discomfort in IBS patients
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
JLo: Have never done Botox or surgery
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has shut down trolls who have claimed that she has had botox treatment. She also said that she has never gone under the knife.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
AP police nab drunken butcher for breaking Kakinada temple tridents
Kakinada, Jan 18 (IANS) At a time when allegations of multiple temple attacks are making headlines in Andhra Pradesh, the initiative of installing surveillance cameras at all religious places has enabled the state's East Godavari district police on Monday to arrest a drunken butcher for damaging the tridents (trishul) of a local temple in Kakinada more than a week ago.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Religion
Yami Gautam turns nostalgic on Jaisalmer set of 'Bhoot Police'
Jaisalmer, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam on Monday turned nostalgic while shooting for her forthcoming film Bhoot Police in the city. Jaisalmer holds a special place in her heart because this is where she began shooting for a television show 11 years ago.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Returning students 'behind' secondary Covid infections across UK
London, Jan 18 (IANS) A student infected with Covid-19 returning home from university for Christmas would, on average, have infected just less than one other household member with the virus, a UK-based study suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
90% road accidents caused due to human error: Himachal CM
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) People must be sensitised about ensuring road safety and obeying traffic rules as almost 90 per cent of the road accidents are caused due to human error, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nigerian peddler swallows drug pellets when nabbed by NCB
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a new modus operandi, a Nigerian with drugs concealed in his mouth, swallowed the cocaine pellets when a team of Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed him in Mumbai, officials said here on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Justin Timberlake finally confirms birth of second child
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer-actor Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, welcomed their second child in 2020. Timberlake has finally confirmed the news now. They have named their second child, a son, Phineas.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shooters Bhavesh and Aakanksha win on final day of trials
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rajasthan's Bhavesh Shekhawat and Aakanksha Bansal of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) won the men's and women's 25 metres rapid fire pistol (RFP) T2 competitions as the National Shooting trials concluded at Dr Karni Singh Shooting range here on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.06 finally available on Google Stadia
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.06 update is now available to Stadia players, fixing some of the biggest Stadia-specific bugs, including the weapon sticking issue.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
MP: A teacher who worships daughters at school
Katni (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Setting a unique example, a teacher at a school in Madhya Pradesh starts teaching only after worshiping girl students every day. He has been following this for more than 23 years.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Jaideep Ahlawat launches trailer of film on Haryana Jat Reservation Andolan of 2016
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Jaideep Ahlawat has unveiled the trailer of a documentary on the Haryana Jat Reservation Andolan of 2016. He says it is a timely reminder of what absence of harmony can do to a state and a nation.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sevilla FC ties up with FC Bengaluru United to grow brand
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Sevilla FC has finalised a partnership agreement with FC Bengaluru United and Nimida Sports business group as part of the Spanish football club's expansion plans to grow its brand internationally.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Anupria Goenka seeks skincare tips from 'expert' Kirti Kulhari
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Anupria Goenka loves taking skincare tips from actress Kirti Kulhari, whom she tags an expert in the subject.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab-based foundation bags road safety award
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The chief functionary of Patiala Foundation Ravee Singh Ahluwalia was honoured for his outstanding work in road safety by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Un-fried Fryums' not 'Papad', hence taxable at 18%: AAR
New Delhi, Jan. Jan 18 (IANS) The good old traditional snack food Papad or Pappadam as it's known in South India cannot be equated with packaged 'un-fried fryums' and this cannot have similar tax treatment, the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) had ruled.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Shehnaaz Gill's new post is all about 'love'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bigg Boss 13 contestant and Punjabi singer Shehnaaz Gill on Monday shared a stunning picture that is all about love, going by her caption.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Harsh Vardhan inaugurates 100-bed Plastic Surgery Block at AIIMS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday inaugurated the newly-constructed Burns and Plastic Surgery Block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and dedicated it to the 'Father of Plastic Surgery' - ancient Indian physician Sushruta.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shah Rukh Khan asks if he is 'affable', fans respond
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday teased his fans with a tweet, asking if he is affable or not.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Vicky Kaushal's new post is all about a moody Monday
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Vicky Kushal posted a moody selfie on Monday, and fans cannot get enough of the dapper star's charisma.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
2021 MacBook Pro to feature more ports: Report
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that upcoming MacBook Pro models would come with more ports built into the notebooks for expanded connectivity.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha increases session sites for Covid vaccination
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has increased the number of session sites for Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Skullcandy launches new earbuds in India for Rs 2,999
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Expanding its immersive audio equipment category in the country, US-based audio equipment major Skullcandy on Monday launched its latest True Wireless earbud Jib True costing Rs Rs 2,999.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Cong's 12-hour shutdown call evokes partial response in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Congress in Tripura on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on the state's party president Pijush Biswas by "BJP goons", evoked a partial response.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Rajit Kapur: Aruna Irani is one of the most versatile actors
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Rajit Kapur is a self-confessed fan of Aruna Irani, and he says that the veteran actress has proved her versatility across all mediums.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
I-League: Real Kashmir eye max. points against Sudeva Delhi (Preview)
Kalyani, Jan 18 (IANS) After beating Chennai City FC 2-0 in their previous match, Real Kashmir FC will aim to build on their winning momentum, grabbing maximum points, when they take on fourth-placed Sudeva Delhi FC at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Indian women's hockey team, Argentina juniors draw 2-2
Buenos Aires, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team returned to international competition after a year with a 2-2 draw against Argentina's junior women's national team, with goals from young striker Sharmila Devi (22nd minute) and the experienced Deep Grace Ekka (31st minute).
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Is friction increasing between Scindia and Tomar in Madhya Pradesh?
Gwalior, Jan 18 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia played a major role in the BJP coming back to power in Madhya Pradesh, but due to the increasing activity of Scindia in the Gwalior-Chambal region it is fast turning into a political storm. There are also indications that the relationship between Scindia and Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has turned sour.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid effect: UK shoot of Neena Gupta-Kalki Koechlin's 'Goldfish' postponed
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The UK shoot of the Neena Gupta and Kalki Koechlin-starrer international project, Goldfish, has been postponed owing to the emerging new Covid strain in that country. The film, also starring Rajit Kapur, was scheduled to go on floors this month in London.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Will be available to play' for Pak once Misbah and Co. leave: Amir
Lahore, Jan 18 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has made it clear that he would be available to play for Pakistan again only once the current support staff led by head coach Misbah-ul-Haq "leaves".
2021-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Tandav' Row: Criminal complaint filed against web series in Delhi court
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A criminal complaint has been filed before a Delhi court seeking action against OTT platform Amazon Prime and the makers of Saif Sli Khan starrer webseries 'Tandav'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Media trial' obstructs justice, amounts to contempt: Bombay HC
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) In a significant verdict, the Bombay High Court on Monday said that "media trial" impacts investigations, violates laws, obstructs administration of justice besides amounting to a contempt of court.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
Kajal Aggarwal: Let's break patriarchy, high time?
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kajal Aggarwal treated fans to a candid question-answer session on social media. The actress who got married recently was asked if she would continue acting. Kajal replied saying it is time to break such notions of patriarchy.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vikram Bhatt: Sunny Leone has taken all of us by surprise
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt claims he is stunned by Sunny Leones acting and stunts in his upcoming web-series Anamika. he says Sunny has taken all by surprise.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Disha dances to Tiger Shroff's latest song
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who is rumoured to be dating Tiger Shroff, has shared a video of her dancing to the latest song sung by the actor.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Author Shubhrata Prakash discusses 'The D Word' at KLF
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Author Shubhrata Prakash, Director, NITI Aayog joined KLF Bhava Samvad and discussed her book 'The D Word' with Rakhee Bakshee.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Matt Damon joins 'Thor: Love And Thunder' cast
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Matt Damon will soon be seen in the superhero adventure, Thor: Love And Thunder, and has moved to Australia with his family to shoot the film.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Soni Razdan: Rhea Chakraborty was victim of twisted design
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Soni Razdan feels Rhea Chakraborty was an innocent victim of twisted design. Razdan on Monday took to Twitter to support Rhea, who last year faced social ostracisation after the death of her actor-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Juhi Chawla on WhatsApp: When anything is free, your freedom is the price
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Monday took a jibe at social networking platforms WhatsApp and Facebook at a time when millions of users are abandoning WhatsApp and opting for other chatting platforms to ensure their privacy is maintained.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arm-twisting tactics won't work: Punjab CM again warns Centre
Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) Condemning the NIA notices issued to several farmers and their supporters amid the anti-farm laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said such arm-twisting tactics will not weaken the resolve of the farmers fighting for their rights and future.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sugar production up 31% to 142.70 lakh tonne
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Sugar production rose nearly 31 per cent to 142.70 lakh tonne in the three and a half months of the current sugar season (SS) 2020-21 (October-September) as compared to the last year as per the data released by the apex industry body, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
WB polls: Sena 'tiger' to take on Royal Bengal Tigress (Ld)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Hoping to extend its 'territory' beyond Maharashtra, the ruling Shiv Sena has announced it will sound the poll bugle soon in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections due in another three-four months.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
'Vaccine won't kill you': AIIMS Director allays fears
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Monday allayed apprehensions about the coronavirus vaccines and assured that the side-effects will not result in death of the beneficiary.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Google providing $53 bn in benefits to businesses in Australia
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Fighting the Australian government over its news media bargaining code, Google has announced it providing businesses and users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year in the country.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Technology
Peer support may be more beneficial to teens with anxiety
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) One in three parents strongly support schools having mental health programmes like peer support leaders, a new poll suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Pro League perfect test for us ahead of Olympics, says Sreejesh
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) India's veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh feels the upcoming FIH Hockey Pro League matches will be a perfect test for the team ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Deliveries begin for Tesla's China-made Model Y
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) US-based electric carmaker Tesla on Monday began Shanghai deliveries of its built-in-China Model Y.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Mamata to contest from Suvendu's 'home turf' Nandigram
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) In an open challenge to her once confidante and ex-minister Suvendu Adhikari, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she will contest the upcoming state Assembly elections from the Nandigram seat.
2021-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ayodhya saints up in arms against 'Tandav'
Ayodhya, Jan 18 (IANS) After the Yogi Adityanath government, it is now the saints of Ayodhya who are up in arms against the web series 'Tandav'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
Maha CM's tweet on border dispute: K'taka CM warns not to politicise issue
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Leaders cutting across political lines in Karnataka, including Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, on Monday came down heavily on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's tweet on "incorporating Marathi-speaking areas" in Karnataka into Maharashtra.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israeli jets target Hamas sites in Gaza
Tel Aviv, Jan 18 (IANS) The Israeli military said on Monday that its warplanes struck sites belonging to the Hamas in the Gaza Strip after two rockets were fired from the besieged Palestinian enclave.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
The boy has become a man on this tour: Sehwag on Siraj
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Indian cricketers, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, on Monday lavished rich praise on Mohammed Siraj after the right-arm fast bowler picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Virgin 'Cosmic Girl' jet sends 10 NASA payloads into space (Ld)
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) In a historic feat challenging SpaceX CEO Elon Musk who has built reusable rockets, Virgin Orbit which is the sister company of billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic, on Monday successfully sent its LauncherOne rocket into space via air launch -- not through a traditional one from a launch pad on the ground.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
We will not quarrel, but celebrate R-Day: Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait
Ghazipur, Jan 18 (IANS) The farmers protesting against the new Central farm laws have announced a 'Tractor March' on Republic Day. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the petition of the Delhi Police on the issue. The apex court said it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether it would allow the farmers to enter Delhi or not.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jaishankar raised Mallya's extradition, UK not giving details: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that Vijay Mallya's extradition has been raised at the highest political level, but the UK government has refused to share the details of the confidential proceedings delaying his extradition.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Born in a refugee camp, raised in exile
When my parents and older brother left their home in Kashmir in the middle of the night in 1990, I was just a small foetus in my mother's womb.
2021-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Inauguration Day dinner features Harris' favourite dish
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Robert Dorsey, an San Francisco Bay Area-based chef who is catering the dinner on US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Inauguration Day, has incorporated the latter's favourite dish as part of the entree.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Post Covid weddings: Madurai family sets example with QR code on invite
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) No more searching for an envelope to keep the cash and presenting it to the bride or the bridegroom at a wedding.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Technology
WB polls: Sena 'tiger' to take on Royal Bengal Tigress
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Hoping to extend its 'territory' beyond Maharashtra, the ruling Shiv Sena has announced it will sound the poll bugle soon in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections due in another three-four months.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Have no words to describe this: Siraj after his maiden fifer
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj, who on Monday picked five wickets for 73 to become only the fifth Indian bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in a Test at The Gabba, has shown remarkable level of fitness throughout the four-match rubber against Australia.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Naidu, TDP leaders pay tribute to NTR on 25th death anniversary
Hyderabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president Nara Chandrababu Naidu, national general secretary Nara Lokesh and a host of other leaders commemorated the 25th death anniversary of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP founder Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Metropolis to acquire Hitech Diagnostic to strengthen position in South India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Metropolis Healthcare, a leading diagnostic service provider announced that the Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of Dr. Ganesan's Hitech Diagnostic Centre Pvt. Ltd. (Hitech).
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
New Covid variant detected in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's Health Ministry has confirmed the detection of cases of the new coronavirus variant, which was first discovered in the UK late last year.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Previous govts worked without Metro policy, lacked modern vision: PM Modi
Gandhinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) While carrying out the the virtual ground breaking ceremonies of the the Surat Metro project and the second phase of Ahmedabad Metro project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that due to lack of modern vision and any metro policy in previous governments, works of only 225 kilometre Metro network were operational, while the present government's modern vision had helped complete more than 450 km of Metro line and work was in progress in more than 1000 km in 27 cities.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Yes Bank board to discuss raising funds on Jan 22
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Yes Bank on Monday said that its Board of Directors will consider raising funds by issuing equity shares, depository receipts or debentures among other options, in its meeting on January 22.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Aus seeks info on deaths in Norway after Pfizer vaccination
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the country is seeking urgent information on the deaths of 29 elderly Norwegian patients following their immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
Afghan-Taliban negotiators meet after delay
Kabul, Jan 18 (IANS) Negotiators representing the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group met in Doha and discussed the agenda of the second round of peace talks, a top official said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lucknow to host first 'Gur Mahotsav' next month
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) Lucknow, for the first time, will be holding a Jaggery Festival (Gur Mahotsav) for the very first time sometime next month.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Business/Economy,Politics
10 years since Bhaichung Bhutia played his last match for India
Doha, Jan 18 (IANS) Only a handful of people would have guessed that Bhaichung Bhutia was playing his last game in India colours when he came on as a second-half substitute against Korea Republic in the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar. After missing out on the first two games against Australia and Bahrain with an injury, the skipper came on to the pitch to save a failing India. However, his efforts went in vain.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Qatar,Sports,Betting Central,Football
Dubai-based Indian woman dead after husband hits her accidentally
Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman has succumbed to her injuries after she was accidentally run over by her husband while he was trying to park his vehicle, the media reported on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bird flu to hit Jan sales, unlikely to cull poultry profitability this fiscal: Crisil
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The avian flu outbreak in India could pare poultry sales by a third this month, but if the history of upward price correction after every avian flu outbreak is any indication, the industry will bounce back in quick time with profitability intact for the full fiscal, rating agency Crisil said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lahore police launches probe into '279 unnatural deaths'
Lahore, Jan 18 (IANS) Police in Lahore have launched an investigation into "279 unnatural deaths" in 2020, a first-of-its-kind initiative, a media report said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP health worker's death not due to Covid jab: Report
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The post mortem report of a 46-year-old government hospital employee in Moradabad, who died on Sunday evening, 24 hours after receiving a Covid vaccine shot, has found that the immediate cause of death was 'cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock' due to 'cardiopulmonary disease'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G arrives in India at Rs 35,990
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Stepping into 2021, OPPO on Monday launched the 'OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G' as the first 5G-ready smartphone from the Reno series in the Indian market.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pant sings 'Spiderman, Spiderman' during Aus-Ind Test at Gabba
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant on Monday was heard singing 'Spiderman, Spiderman' song on Day Four of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Stranded crew of seized PIA plane to return
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Eighteen crew members of a Pakistan International Airlines flight which was seized by Malaysian authorities over the non-payment of aircraft lease dues, are expected to arrive in Islamabad on Monday, a media report said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Japan PM makes 1st policy speech, vows to curb Covid resurgence
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) In his first-ever policy speech since taking office last September, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday outlined his determination to contain the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Vijayan slams KSRTC MD not to issue public comments on corporation
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has come down heavily on Managing Director of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, Biju Prabhakar, and asked him not to issue public statements against officials and employees arbitrarily.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kangana Ranaut's 'Dhaakad' in theatres on Gandhi Jayanti weekend
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Kangana Ranaut-starrer spy thriller Dhaakad will release theatrically on October 1, the actress announced on Monday with a poster of the film.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sonali Bendre starts the new year reading a new book
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre took to Instagram and shared the name of the first book of the year that she is reading.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CRPF's 'Rakshita' for insurgency-hit areas
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) From Monday onwards, 'Rakshita' -- a bike ambulance developed indigenously -- will save lives of injured CRPF personnel deputed in remote and inhospitable areas like the Maoist-hit states or insurgency affected Northeast regions of the country.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
'Niti Aayog must include rummy, skill games in draft policy'
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Niti Aayog's guidelines for fantasy sports should cover the entire gamut of online skill-based games, including rummy, which accounts for 50 per cent of the overall industry revenues, a stakeholder body, The Online Rummy Federation (TORF) has suggested.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Other Sports
BharatPe raises Rs 139 cr debt from Alteria Capital, ICICI Bank
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) FinTech services company BharatPe on Monday announced that it has raised Rs 139 crore (nearly $20 million) in debt from Alteria Capital and ICICI Bank.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Trapped Chinese miners send note to rescuers
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Miners trapped for over a week following a blast at a mine China's Shandong province, have sent a note to rescuers shedding light on the situation below.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ammy Virk-Sonam Bajwa's 'Puaada' to hit theatres in March
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjabi star Ammy Virk on Monday announced that his film Puaada will have a theatrical release on March 11. The rom-com co-stars Sonam Bajwa.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
CAG report slams Kerala govt over KIIFB 'Masala Bonds'
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report which was tabled in the Kerala Assembly on Monday is highly critical of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and the international funding it received through 'Masala Bonds'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Save planet, turn off your camera during virtual call
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Turning off your camera during a virtual meeting can do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint, a new study suggests.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
Steve Martin's 'good news/bad news' about getting Covid vax shot
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Steve Martin has shared his experience of getting the coronavirus vaccine. 
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Hollywood
Members are free to join any political party: RMM
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) With three of its District Secretaries and couple of other officials joined DMK on Sunday, Rajini Makkal Mandram (RMM) on Monday said its members are free to join any political party of their choice after submitting their resignation.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Farmers to observe 'Mahila Kisan Diwas' as stir enters 55th day
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Despite nine rounds of talks with the government, the farmers are adamant on continuing their agitation as the protests against the three farm laws entered the 55th day on Monday when the farmers will also observe 'Mahila Kisan Diwas' or Women Farmers' Day.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Economic plan, budget discussed at N.Korea Supreme People's Assembly
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) North Korea held the Supreme People's Assembly to mainly discuss the country's five-year economic and budget plans, state media reported on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Former India spinner BS Chandrasekhar hospitalised in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Legendary India leg-spinner B.S. Chandrasekhar has been admitted to a private hospital here after he complained of fatigue and slurring in speech.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Adnan Sami turned 'hugely fat person' due to excessive eating
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer Adnan Sami has shared a throwback photo on Twitter from his days when he was battling weight gain. Sami revealed that he had gained weight just by eating a lot of food. 
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Uncertainty heightens over Samsung as heir back to prison (Ld)
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Samsung Group is once again facing turmoil as its de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, was again imprisoned in a bribery case, sparking worries that uncertainties may further increase over business and investment plans by the global tech behemoth in the post-pandemic era.
2021-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights,Crime/Disaster/Accident
OPPO India plans to launch 6 5G devices this year
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) OPPO India on Monday said that it is aiming to launch more than six 5G-enabled devices in India this year, as 5G-ready and Internet of Things (IoT) product categories become important for smartphone players in the country.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
PETA India organises vegan celebration in Kamala Harris' ancestral village
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Residents of Thulasendrapuram village in Tamil Nadu are enjoying a vegan celebration ahead of Kamala Harris' inauguration as the next US Vice President on Wednesday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, India,International
Long list of bureaucrats in UP politics (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) The entry of former bureaucrat Arvind Sharma in the BJP, just days after he took voluntary retirement from the IAS cadre, may have raised hackles in political circles but this is no longer an exception in Uttar Pradesh politics.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Some 522k people in Beijing to undergo Covid testing
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) About 522,000 people in Beijing's Daxing district will undergo mass nucleic acid testing on Monday after the Chinese capital city reported two new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases 24 hours ago.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Ananya Panday turns 'wannabe Kendall Jenner'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actress Ananya Panday has switched on her Kendall Jenner mode in a new post on social media. 
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay Oberoi: This profession can knock you down multiple times
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Akshay Oberoi has been a part of Bollywood for almost a decade now. He agrees that the acting profession is difficult and can knock down people multiple times.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
A musical ode to the unknown soldiers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) In the run-up to this year's Republic Day, music aficionados can gear up for a musical tribute to the valour and courage of the brave Indian soldiers who laid down their lives battling for the nation. Organised by the Tabla Wizard Pandit Chatur Lal Memorial Society, the 22nd edition of 'Amar Jyoti: A Tribute to Unknown Soldiers' will take place online on January 23.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
What 2021 looks like for wellness travel
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) Holistic well-being, focused on nutrition and rejuvenation is being talked about more than ever. The global hospitality industry has seen a renewed interest in wellness tourism. Travellers are seeking out health and wellness retreats to build their immunity. According to a report by the Global Wellness Institute, wellness tourism is slated to grow at an average annual rate of 7.5 per cent by 2022.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Dr Dre resumes work post release from hospital
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Popular singer and music producer Dr Dre, who came back home last week after being hospitalised for brain aneurysm treatment, is back to work at his recording studio. 
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Redmi K40 series to feature 2 Snapdragon 888 models: Report
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Redmi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas took to the Chinese social networking site Weibo to hint that the company could be launching two Snapdragon 888 powered K40 series phones.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Take action to cut methane emissions from oil, gas sector: IEA
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry fell by an estimated 10 per cent in 2020 as producers slashed output in response to the historic shock of the Covid-19 crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday, warning that these emissions could rebound strongly without greater action by companies, policy makers and regulators.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kangana shares most awful thing about being actor after nepotism
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says after nepotism, the most awful thing about being an actor is going through a night shift.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Cure.fit acquires digital fitness company Onyx
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Health and fitness startup Cure.fit on Monday announced it has acquired Onyx, a US-based fitness company that is building the worlds smartest digital training experience, for an undisclosed sum.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Health/Medicine
Don't ignore these 10 warning signs of Cervical Cancer
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) Did you know that unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge could be a warning sign of cervical cancer? India accounts for nearly one-fourth of the world's Cervical Cancer deaths, with 60,078 deaths and 96,922 new cases in 2018. This largely preventable disease is the second most common cause of Cancer mortality among Indian women, Sushma Tomar, Consultant Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Fortis Hospital Kalyan tells IANSlife.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
I understand the nuances of designs: Interior designer Krsnna Mehta
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) Design is very personal to each one of us and we relate to it in our own way, says noted home interior designer Krsnna Mehta.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
4th Test: Rain ends Day 4 early, India need 324 more to win
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) India will need 324 runs more, with all their wickets intact, when they come out to bat on Tuesday to win the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Of photorealism and treescapes
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) A new exhibition titled 'If A Tree Falls (Somewhere In Northeast India)', curated by Waswo x Waswo, features the recent woodcut prints by Chandan Bez Baruah at Gallery Latitude 28. The artist fuses spiritually romantic longings for beauty, solitude, and the sublime, with a postmodern awareness of chaos, politics, and lived experience.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Passion for music, perseverance drove us a long way: Meet Brothers
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANSlife) Music director duo Manmeet Singh and Harmeet Singh, popularly known as Meet Brothers, say that they always loved singing, and what drove them a long way into their careers was their passion for music and perseverance.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Curfew lifted from 3 police station areas in Bhopal
Bhopal, Jan 18 (IANS) Curfew has been lifted in three police station areas in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal on Monday, which was imposed following a court's decision anticipating disturbance to the communal harmony in the area.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Kamala Harris, the inveterate traveller, has arrived
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Oakland, California; Urbana Champaign, Illinois; Berkeley, Quebec, Canada; Washington, D.C, California once again, and now the White House.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
HDFC Bank shares hit record high on robust Q3 earnings
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Shares of HDFC Bank surged to a record high on Monday on the back of strong earnings reported for the October-November quarter.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
B-Town sports drama in 2021: Not just about cricket
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The Ranveer Singh-starrer 83, based on India's first-ever cricket World Cup victory in 1983, is being billed as one of the biggest releases of this year, as Bollywood business tries to carefully return to normalcy, and not surprisingly so. India is a cricket-crazy nation, and when one of Bollywoods reigning superstars plays Kapil Dev in a film about the countrys first great moment of honour in the sport, it is bound to trigger passion.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP candidates file nomination for UP Vidhan Parishad
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) All ten BJP candidates for the biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council on Monday filed their nomination papers.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
The Kamala Harris persona decoded in her fight song: 'Work That'
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) When Kamala Harris walks out on stage, you can almost hear the familiar sounds of Mary J Bliges girl power anthem "Work That" which tops the US Vice President-elects 46-song playlist on Spotify.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
'Aashish Chhathi Maiya Ke' to air from January 18
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS)   A new Bhojupuri mythology series titled Aashish Chhathi Maiya Ke is all set to air from Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Tracking Uddhav's journey from advertising photographer to Maha CM
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) "Trail of the Tiger" tracks the personal and political journey of Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray against the backdrop of the changing narrative of Hindutva, and new connotations to Hindutva's subnational plot, with the rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a new Hindu "Hriday Samrat".
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Godrej announces first close of $500 million office development platform
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Godrej Fund Management (GFM), the real estate private equity arm of the Godrej Group, has announced the first close of its $500 million office development platform GBTC II in partnership with Netherlands-based APG Asset Management N.V. (APG), the cornerstone investor in the platform.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Exports of SII vaccine blocked till March-April
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Exports of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the Serum Institute of India are currently blocked until March or April, as India (along with China) look set to take the lead in driving the region's distribution efforts in the months ahead, according to Moodys Analytics.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
From Madras to the White House: Idlis come full circle
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) When was the last time we took the names of fluffy, white idlis, sambar, okra fry and the White House in the same sentence? On January 20, we'll get there.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
IDEMIA appoints Matthew Foxton as Regional President for India
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Augmented identity solutions provider IDEMIA on Monday announced the appointment of Matthew Foxton as its new Regional President for India.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday's film titled 'Liger'
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakondas film with Ananya Panday has been titled Liger. The Puri Jagannadh film is set to release in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam languages. Vijay shared the poster of the film on Instagram on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
From Shyamala Gopalan to Kamala Devi Harris: A timeline of two audacious journeys
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) When Kamala Harris takes the oath as the next US Vice President on Wednesday, it will be a moment without equal in the countrys history. Harris will be the first Indian and Black American, first woman and first woman of colour to ever win the election to Americas highest political office. Her journey was made possible by another audacious traveller - her mother Shyamala Gopalan, who arrived in America as a 19-year-old in 1958, on an academic scholarship. Below is a timeline that traces the two womens paths, starting with Gopalans arrival in America, that finally culminated in Harris barrier shattering triumph.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
Dungdung's hat-trick helps India junior eves beat Chile
Santiago (Chile), Jan 18 (IANS) Beauty Dungdung scored a brilliant hat-trick as the Indian junior women's hockey team defeated Chile 5-3 to complete a highly successful return to the sport at the Prince of Wales Country Club.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Iraq,Sports,Hockey
Despite Covid, India serious for infra development: Modi
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday performed the Bhoomi Poojan of Ahmedabad Metro Project Phase 2 and Surat Metro project.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kamala Harris' new home: One Observatory Circle, a brief political history
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) On January 20, 2021, when US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris moves into the One Observatory Circle in Washington, D.C., she will be bookending a remarkable chapter in American history that began with the first ever occupant of this very address back in the late 70s.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
AK Antony to lead Cong poll campaign in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram/Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony, who was the three-term Chief Minister of Kerala, will be leading the party campaign in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The decision was taken at a meeting between the state Congress leaders and the party high command in New Delhi on Monday morning.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
SC: Delhi Police to decide whether farmers be allowed in city to protest
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether to allow farmers to enter Delhi or not. The top court stressed that it is the Delhi Police who have the authority over the issue and not the Supreme Court.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trump joins tiny club of Inauguration Day absentees
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Outgoing US President Donald Trump joins a select club of American Presidents who will sit out their successors inauguration but within that cohort, he will be alone in his attempt to incite a violent mob to storm the US Capitol and the only American President ever to be impeached twice.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
Doug Emhoff, Kamala's 'ultimate hype man'
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) In a December 2020 dispatch, Oprah Magazine described Americas first (to-be) Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff as "the ultimate hype-man we all deserve in a partner", going by the way he gushes about wife Kamala Harris barrier shattering career.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
The return of First Pets: Major and Champ Biden, maybe a cat too
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) On January 20, presidential pooches Champ and Major Biden will mark the return of First Pets to the White House after four years of outgoing President Donald Trumps pet-free reign. A cat is also said to be in the running to join the furry sidekicks.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
Total to acquire 20% stake in Adani Green Energy
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Deepening its strategic alliance in India's sustainable energy space, French energy major Total proposes to acquire 20 per cent minority interest in Adani Green Energy Ltd. (AGEL).
2021-01-18
Category: India, Gujarat,Business/Economy
Australian PM urged to rebuke lawmaker for Covid disinformation
Canberra, Jan 18 (IANS) A poll published on Monday revealed that 76 per cent of Australians have called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to rebuke a lawmaker over disinformation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Ahmedabad, Mangaluru, Lucknow airports get ACI health accreditation
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Adani Enterprises on Monday said that three of its airports -- Ahmedabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow -- have been accredited in the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation programme.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Samsung heir sentenced to prison for corruption
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) A Seoul court on Monday sentenced Lee Jae-yong, heir apparent of South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerate the Samsung Group, to two years and a half in prison for corruption charges, including a bribery case involving former President Park Geun-hye.
2021-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Politics,Technology
4th Test: India need 328 to win Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia on Monday got bundled out for 294 in their second innings, thus setting a 328-run target for India on Day Four of the fourth and final Test at The Gabba.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Flipkart introduces SuperCoin Pay across 5,000 partner stores
Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Flipkart on Monday introduced SuperCoin Pay where customers will be able to pay up to 100 per cent of their bill value across more than 5,000 partner stores (online and offline) using only SuperCoins.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Japanese Parliament starts regular session
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japan's Diet or Parliament on Monday started a 150-day regular session, during which the government plans to submit bills including the revision of the special law on Covid-19 pandemic to better combat the outbreak as well as legislation on establish a new digital agency.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Goa to form panel to identify new IIT campus site: CM
Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Following the relocation of the IIT-Goa campus amid protests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday announced that his government may soon appoint a committee to identify a new site for setting up of a campus for the elite technology institute.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 109 Covid-19 cases (Ld)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 109 new confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 93 were locally transmitted and 16 arrived from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
More than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees flee into Sudan: UN
Addis Ababa, Jan 18 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said that more than 58,000 Ethiopian refugees have fled into neighbouring Sudan amid military confrontation in east African country's northernmost Tigray region.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Beijing sees robust growth in animation, mobile game industries
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) The total output value of the animation and mobile game industries in Beijing exceeded $15.43 billion in 2020, up 32 per cent year on year, according to Beijing Animation and Game Industry Alliance.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Technology
Australia unlikely to fully re-open borders in 2021
Canberra, Jan 18 (IANS) Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Australian Department of Health, revealed on Monday that it was unlikely that the country's borders will fully re-open in 2021.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Divyanka Tripathi recalls when she chose 'dignity' over a TV show
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Telly star Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya says years ago, she quit a TV show to avoid a traumatic experience.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Roll call: Indian names bloom in White House power circle
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Kamala Devi Harris, Vivek Murthy, Gautam Raghavan, Mala Adiga, Vinay Reddy, Bharat Ramamurti, Neera Tanden, Celine Gounder, Atul Gawande are some of the Indian names that are blooming more now than at any other time in the innermost circles of the White House and that too within weeks after the #MyNameIs blowback to Republicans' mangling of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' first name during the 2020 campaign.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
Inspired by Asamoah Gyan, Gokulam's Antwi hopes to shine in I-League
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 11 years ago, a certain striker from Ghana named Asamoah Gyan missed a crucial penalty in the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal against Uruguay, but still went on to make history by being the highest international goal-scorer from his country.
2021-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Profile: Biden elected to heal nation tortured by great divide
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, becomes the American President after being elected as the last hope of his Democratic Party to lead and heal the nation tortured by the great ideological divide with his reconciliatory touch.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,International
Guatemalan authorities clash with migrants from Honduras
Guatemala City, Jan 18 (IANS) Guatemalan security forces clashed with a US-bound caravan of some 8,000 Honduran migrants crossing the country, authorities said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Guatemala,Politics
Gurugram: Over 4,500 health workers to get vaccine on Monday
Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) The district health department is all prepared to stage the second round of Covid-19 vaccination drive in Gurugram on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Let tourists be our brand ambassadors: Odisha's Panigrahi (IANS Exclusive)
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) Odisha government is rebranding its tourism to get the most out of the coastal heaven. It is organizing Eco Retreat programs at various tourist spots. The idea is to let the world explore the unexplored under the tagline "India's best kept secret".
2021-01-18
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
S.Korea reports 389 more Covid cases
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) South Korea reported 389 more Covid-19 cases on Monday, raising the total number of infections to 72,729.
2021-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
Record participation in early voting for Portugal prez polls
Lisbon, Jan 18 (IANS) Almost 250,000 people have taken part in the early voting for Portugal's presidential election scheduled to be held on January 24, according to the Ministry of Internal Administration.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Portugal,Politics
India's low streak continues with below 20K cases
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With 13,788 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Monday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,71,773, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Root double ton headlines England's win over SL in 1st Test
Galle, Jan 18 (IANS) England on Monday completed the formalities of scoring the additional 36 runs to win the first Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets at the Galle International Stadium.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
83 killed in Sudan's West Darfur attack
Khartoum, Jan 18 (IANS) At least 83 people were killed and 160 others injured in an attack that took place at El Geneina, capital city of Sudan's West Darfur state, according to authorities.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Realme, Samsung top consumer choices in Rs 20K-Rs 30K segment
Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) Brands like Realme and Samsung have topped the consumers preferences in the most competitive Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 price segment in India, a new report said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
UK's new avatar
Post-Brexit strategy poses great challenges for the UK; to redefine its internal and external policies besides handling the worsening pandemic situation calls for pragmatism in a large dose.
2021-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Opinion/Commentary
Petrol, diesel price rise again by 25p/ltr after 3 days pause
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose again by 25 paisa per litre each on Monday after oil marketing companies decided to break their three days pause on price revision in wake enlarging under recovery on sale of the two petroleum products.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'UK likely to introduce new laws to protect historic statues'
London, Jan 18 (IANS) New laws are likely be introduced in the UK to protect historic statues from campaigners aiming to censor the country's past,the country's Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
EU-initiated payment system not working due to US sanctions: Iran
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said that the European Union (EU)-initiated payment system did not work because its operation was under the influence of US sanctions.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Apple planning a podcast subscription service: Report
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new subscription service that would be focused on podcasts.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Virgin Orbit's rocket deploys 10 NASA payloads via air launch
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) In a historic feat challenging SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Virgin Orbit which is the sister company of billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic, on Monday successfully sent its LauncherOne rocket into space via air launch, and not through a traditional one from a launch pad on Earth.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex down 250 points; auto, metal stocks plunge
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a negative note on Monday morning with the BSE Sensex falling over 250 points.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
CBI books official, beneficiaries in defence recruitment scam
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Two years after taking over the case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR in the Kanpur defence recruitment scam, officials said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Hasina unveils stimulus for rural marginalised people's improvement
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has so far rolled out 23 bailout packages announced at different times since March 2020 to absorb the economic shock from the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2 dead, 6 rescued Turkey freight ship capsize
Ankara, Jan 18 (IANS) Two crew members were killed and six others rescued after a freight ship capsized off the coast of Turkey's Black Sea province of Bartin, according to officials.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4th Test: Smith's fifty helps Australia extend lead to 276 at Tea
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia on Monday extended their lead to 276 at Tea on Day Four of the fourth and final Test against India at The Gabba.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Israeli flag carrier to resume domestic flights
Tel Aviv, Jan 18 (IANS) Israeli flag carrier, El Al has announced that it will resume domestic flights between the Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv and the Red Sea resort city of Eilat.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Iraq's electoral commission proposes to postpone polls to Nov
Baghdad, Jan 18 (IANS) The Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has suggested to postpone the early parliamentary polls slated for June 6 to November 16, state media reported.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
App for performing 'puja' in pandemic
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) An app, launched by a Mumbai-based entrepreneur, Kishor Fogla, at the ongoing Magh Mela, is helping devotees to use technology for religious purposes.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Technology
Europe has done nothing to protect nuke deal: Iran FM
Tehran, Jan 18 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the three European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal, namely the UK, France and Germany, have done "nothing" to protect the agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-01-18
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Gita, Ramcharitmanas remain Gita Press top grosser
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) The Bhagwad Gita, Tulsi Das' "Ramcharitmanas" and Durga Saptashati were the top selling books published by the iconic publishing house Gita Press at the Gorakhpur Mahotsav as the world tried to find a solution to the pandemic.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
GitHub admits 'significant mistakes were made' in firing employee
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) Microsoft-owned open Source repository GitHub has admitted that a Jewish employee was fired in error and is offering him his job back. The companys head of HR has taken "full responsibility" for what happened and has resigned from the company.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
73% drop in election misinformation since Trump ban: Report
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) The social media ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump has resulted in a massive 73 per cent drop in online misinformation about election fraud, a new report has revealed.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
UN-sponsored talks on Yemen prisoner swap delayed
Aden, Jan 18 (IANS) A new round of UN-sponsored talks over a prisoner swap deal between the Yemen government and the Houthi militia has been postponed due to Washington's designation of
2021-01-18
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Messi shown first red card of Barcelona career
Seville, Jan 18 (IANS) Star striker Lionel Messi was handed his first-ever red card of his Barcelona career during their 2-3 defeat against Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
2 coaches of Amritsar-Jaynagar Express derails in Lucknow
Lucknow/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Two coaches of the Amritsar-Jaynagar Express derailed near Lucknow on Monday, however, no passenger were injured in the incident, official said.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Japan Covid hospitalisations at record high
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) The number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients with serious symptoms in Japan has topped 970, marking a record high since the onset of the pandemic in the country, authorities said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
Bone chilling cold wave in Kashmir, Ladakh
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Bone chilling cold wave continued on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with the weather office forecasting another spell of moderate snow and rain on January 24.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Unfurling flag, planting tree to mark mosque construction in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, Jan 18 (IANS) Unfurling of the national flag and a tree plantation drive will mark the formal beginning of the project to construct a mosque at Dhannipur village in Ayodhya on January 26.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Gurpreet Singh wins men's 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Army marksman and Olympian Gurpreet Singh won the men's 25m rapid fire pistol T1 trials recently held at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range in the national capital.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Eight cows mowed down by train, six injured
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Eight cows were killed and six were injured after speeding Rajdhani Express mowed them down near Tamera Ki Madaiya village on Delhi-Howrah route in Jaswantnagar area of Etawah district.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Signal back after 24-hour outage, users facing error messages
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Encrypted messaging app Signal that has seen a surge in new users was up and running and a massive 24- hour long outage but some users were still experiencing error messages.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Every UK adult to get 1st Covid vaccine dose by Sep'
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The UK government plans to offer a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine to every adult in the country by September 2021, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Singer KT Tunstall 'self-sabotaged' her career
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer KT Tunstall feels she self-sabotaged her career. She says she always wanted to be a musician, but did not know how to handle overnight success because she hated being famous.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UP Police lodge FIR following misleading pamphlets on vaccine
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 18 (IANS) Pamphlets, urging people of a particular community against taking anti-coronavirus vaccine shots and spreading rumours about their ingredients, surfaced in the Bareilly district after which the police lodged an FIR against unknown persons.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ensure stable services or face fine, S Korea tells Google, FB
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) South Korea said on Monday it has required global tech giants Google, Facebook and Netflix to comply with the country's new law under which large data-hungry online companies must provide stable services.
2021-01-18
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Mamata is 'Islamic terrorist': UP Minister
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) UP Minister Anand Swaroop Shukla has called Mamata Banerjee an 'Islamic terrorist' and claimed the West Bengal Chief Minister will have to take refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh when the assembly elections in her state gets over.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
UAE-Ireland second ODI gets green light from authorities
Abu Dhabi, Jan 18 (IANS) The second ODI between UAE and Ireland will take place on Monday after been given a green signal by the UAE authorities.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Russian oppn leader detained upon arrival from Germany
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS) Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained upon his arrival in Moscow from Germany, where he received medical treatment after he was allegedly poisoned last year.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
FIR against 'Tandav' lodged in Lucknow
Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) An FIR has been lodged against Ali Abbas Jafar and Gaurav Solanki, the director and writer of the web series 'Tandav' respectively, for allegedly depicting Hindu gods in a bad light 'which could lead to religious flare-ups'.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Players forced into hard quarantine ahead of Australian Open
Sydney, Jan 18 (IANS) Dozens of the world's top tennis players have been forced into a strict two-week hotel quarantine ahead of the Australian Open after at least four passengers on charter flights bound for the tournament tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
Brazil to begin mass Covid-19 vaccination this week
Brasilia, Jan 18 (IANS) Brazil will begin a mass vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus starting from Wednesday onwards, according to Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
96 dead, nearly 70k displaced as quake, floods hit Indonesia
Jakarta, Jan 18 (IANS) The death toll from a strong earthquake and floods that hit Indonesia has increased to 96, with nearly 70,000 people currently displaced, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farmers' R-Day parade to showcase 'agricultural reality'
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of farmers protesting new agricultural laws along the Delhi borders seeking withdrawal of the contentious legislations, have shared details of "Farmers' Republic Day parade" that they plan to take out as they complete two months of agitation.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Global Covid-19 cases top 95 mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) In yet another grim milestone, the total number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 95 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Australia 149/4 at lunch on fourth day, ahead by 182 runs
Brisbane, Jan 18 (IANS) Australia went to lunch at 149 for four in their second innings on the fourth day of the fourth and final Test against India. They are 182 runs ahead.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Chinese mainland reports 93 new locally transmitted Covid cases
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 109 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 93 locally transmitted cases and 16 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
When Olivia Cooke binged on 'Game Of Thrones'
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Olivia Cooke says she became obsessed with Game Of Thrones after she auditioned for a part in the upcoming prequel series of the blockbuster show.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
France registers 16,642 new coronavirus cases, 141 deaths
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) France has registered 16,642 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, according to figures released by the Public Health Agency.
2021-01-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
One Night In Miami: Cerebral yet witty (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)
One Night In Miami (film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.; Direction: Regina King; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2021-01-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
California coronavirus cases close to 3mn
San Francisco, Jan 18 (IANS) California counties reported 32,904 new cases of Covid-19 and 418 new deaths for a total of 2,951,682 cases and 33,391 deaths in the state.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Washington DC mayor concerned about attacks on residential area
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday expressed concern about possible attacks on the city's residential area as President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration approached.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Politics
Seven in 10 Greeks willing to get vaccinated against Covid
Athens, Jan 18 (IANS) Seven in ten Greeks are willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, according to opinion polls, as vaccination of the elderly above 85 years old started this weekend in Greece, after that of health professionals and residents of elderly care homes in recent weeks.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
UK records another 38,598 coronavirus cases
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Another 38,598 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, the lowest daily increase since the start of the year, according to official figures released on Sunday.
2021-01-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Syed Mushtaq Ali T20: Moorthy fifer helps Puducherry beat Mumbai
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Mumbai were blown away for just 94 runs by Puducherry here at the Wankhede Stadium in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy and lost the match by six wickets. Puducherry's Shanta Moorthy took five wickets for 20 runs and Shivam Dube was Mumbai's highest scorer on just 28 runs.
2021-01-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Parliamentary panel summons FB, Twitter officials on Jan 21
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology has issued summons to officials of Facebook and Twitter for January 21, to question them over misuse of the social media/online news platforms.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics,Technology
Cold spell in North India to ease up in next few days: Met
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chilly weather has the entire northern India in its grip with parts of Rajasthan witnessing temperatures as low as 1.4 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said. However, the cold is likely to ease from Monday, it said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) With 855 patients discharged on Sunday, recoveries continued to outnumber 745 new Covid cases in Karnataka, said the state health bulletin.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal: Left, Cong leaders hold talks; to finalise candidates by Jan end
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Top leaders of the CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Congress conducted a meeting here on Sunday to discuss the seat-sharing and other election-related strategies, leaders of both the parties said, adding that their candidates would be finalised by the end of this month.
2021-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I&B Ministry notice to Amazon Prime over 'Tandav'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued notice to Amazon Prime, seeking its response to the complaints against its web series 'Tandav' starring Saif Ali Khan.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Suchitra Sen's 8th death anniversary observed in B'desh
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to the undisputed queen of the silver screen, Suchitra Sen on her 8th death anniversary across Bangladesh on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
CBI arrests railway officer in Rs 1 cr bribery case (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has nabbed a senior railway engineering service officer of 1985 batch along with two others in an alleged bribery case of Rs 1 crore, officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Late equaliser helps Goa draw 1-1 against Mohun Bagan
Margao (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) Youngster Ishan Pandita scored a late equaliser for FC Goa as they played out a 1-1 draw against ATK Mohun Bagan in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Fatorda Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
No side effects from vaccination in K'taka: Health Minister
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that the two Covid vaccines were safe, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Sunday said there were no side effects among those who took the first shot since Saturday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
CoC approves resolution plan of Piramal: DHFL
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) on Sunday said that its Committee of Creditors (CoC) has approved the resolution plan of Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Ltd.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid patient jumps to death from hospital building in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) A 77-year-old Covid-19 patient committed suicide by jumping off from the building of a hospital where he was undergoing treatment, here on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
We let them off the hook a little bit: Hazlewood
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia allowed Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to settle in on the third day of the fourth Test against India, said fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Centre-farmers' standoff will resolve through dialogues: Vice Prez
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the current standoff between the protesting farmers and the Centre will resolve only through dialogues.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Delhi schools to reopen from Monday, parents still hesitant
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After being closed for nearly 10 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools in Delhi are set to reopen from Monday for students of Classes 10 and 12. However, parents are still in a quandary whether to allow their wards to attend.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Stars complain of food quality in Australian Open quarantine
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Tennis stars have been complaining about the quality of food and living conditions in the hotel they have been quarantined in ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Tennis
447 adverse events across India post-vaccination, 3 serious
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A total of 447 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in the last two days of the massive inoculation drive against Covid-19 that is now underway in the country. Of them, three cases were serious in nature and required hospitalisation, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
15 more arrested for kidnapping three businessmen in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The Hyderabad police have arrested 15 more people in connection with sensational kidnap of three businessmen brothers in the city earlier this month.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No Covid-related death in J&K again, 182 recover
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) A total of 182 patients were discharged after recovery on Sunday in J&K where no Covid-related death was reported from anywhere for the second time since the beginning of the pandemic.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
13 Israelis suffer facial paralysis post inoculation
Jerusalem, Jan 17 (IANS) At least 13 Israelis suffered mild facial paralysis as a side effect after receiving the first Covid vaccine jabs, the Health Ministry said, adding that the count could be higher.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,National
K'taka has double engine with Modi, Yediyurappa: Shah
Belagavi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister and B.S. Yediyurappa as Chief Minister, Karnataka has a double engine government to drive growth in the state.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
1st Test: England 36 runs away from win after frantic Day 4
Galle, Jan 17 (IANS) England were left on 38/3, needing 36 more runs to win after a frantic end to the fourth day of their first Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
NorthEast end seven-game winless run with 2-1 win over Jamshedpur
Vasco (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) NorthEast United got off to a good start under new head coach Khalid Jamil with a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Realty investment via fractional ownership increased amid pandemic'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Investment into real estate through fractional ownership has gained a momentum in the country amid the pandemic, according to 'hBits', a fractional real estate ownership platform.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Excise duty collection surges 48% in FY21 on high fuel levies
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As the government has kept excise duty on petrol and diesel elevated amid the pandemic with a view to increase revenue, the total excise duty collection during April-November FY21 has surged nearly 48 per cent as compared to the year ago period.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Himachal sees 77% voting in phase 1 of panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) The first phase of Panchayati Raj elections in 1,228 gram panchayats in Himachal Pradesh were held peacefully with the overall percentage at 77.50 per cent, election officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Cong's women wing to observe 'Mahila Kisan Diwas' on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The women wing of the Congress has decided to observe "Mahila Kisan Diwas" (Women Farmers' Day) on Monday, to show solidarity with the thousands of farmers' protesting against the three controversial farm laws.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'They were killing Jews and I was not a Jew': The parallel for the Pandits
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The hounding of the Kashmiri Pandit community from the Valley has an uncanny similarity with the persecution of the Jews by Hitler.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
31 years on, Kashmir still home Pandits long for
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) Sixty-five-year-old Pyare Lal Raina's wish is to return to Kashmir, the land where he was born and spent the best years of his life.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Temple renovation in Kashmir after 3 decades to be completed soon
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Work for the renovation of a temple in Srinagar as part of the government's 'Smart City Project' for renovating a temple, a gurdwara, an imambara, a church and two Muslim shrines in Kashmir will be completed by the end of February, officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Horror of Jan 1990 continues to haunt migrant Kashmiri Pandits
Jammu, Jan 17 (IANS) The world for 70-year-old Autar Krishan Raina has never been the same place, not after he left his home in Srinagar in the aftermath of that horrifying night in January 1990.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Community radio station connects uprooted Kashmiri Pandit community
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) January 19, 1990 is a date frozen in time when Kashmiri Pandits fled their homes to save their lives in the face of rising militancy in the Valley. A big concern for the uprooted community has been a loss of identity after their migration, but a community radio station in Jammu has been helping to connect scattered Kashmiri Pandits.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National
Pawan Hans' EoIs submission deadline extended to Feb 18
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In yet another delay in the strategic disinvestment process of Pawan Hans, Centre has now extended the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) for the company till February 18.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Corrupt officials, leaders involved in IndiGo manager's murder'
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Four-time Lok Sabha MP and Jan Adhikar Party (Loktantrik) President Pappu Yadav has levelled sensational allegations on the nexus of corrupt officials, politicians and mafia in Bihar who may be involved in the murder of IndiGo Airlines manager Rupesh Kumar Singh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
New-age insurance, green energy stocks in queue for Nifty50 entry
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) New-age stocks from insurance, green energy and internet space are in the queue to enter benchmark Nifty50 index, which reflects improving demand for such businesses in the economy, said a recent report by ICICI Securities.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dev keen to continue form at AITA championship
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Prajwal Dev, who won the men's singles title in the AITA men's and women's championship just a day before, will be keen to maintain his winning ways when he starts as a firm favourite along with Nikki Poonacha at the Rs 1 lakh prize money AITA men's Championship that gets underway at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence here from Monday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Robots to deliver meds to Covid patients at Assam hospital
Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) Now robots would deliver medicines and essential services to Covid-19 patients at a hospital in Assam, officials said here on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Tribal Affairs Ministry to ink 2 MoUs with KVIC (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Giving a major thrust to the government's ambitious Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the Tribal Affairs Ministry is all set to sign two MoUs with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for procurement of Khadi fabric for tribal students and for partnering with KVIC in implementing the flagship employment generation scheme - Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Thakur keeps calm, leads India's resistance with bat and ball
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) In 62 matches across eight seasons of first-class cricket, pace bowler Shardul Thakur had scored just six half-centuries.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
In Chhattisgarh, ITBP teacher in 'smart' class, student of local lingo (IANS Exclusive)
Raipur, Jan 17 (IANS) Simultaneously protecting the high-altitude India-China border and curbing anti-government activities in Maoist-affected states, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police's (ITBP) new incarnation in Chhattisgarh -- a 'smart' teacher for local school children and a student to learn Halbi language from them -- is visible since beginning of 2021.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,National,Education,Defence/Security
Odisha approves Rs 903 crore action plan for afforestation
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) The state-level Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) in Odisha has approved the annual action plan of 2021-22 with a total outlay of around Rs 903.39 crore, said an official on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Thailand Open: Marin, Axelsen win singles titles
Bangkok, Jan 17 (IANS) Spanish Olympic champion Carolina Marin and Denmark's Viktor Axelsen won the women's and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament in Bangkok on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Ready for any alternative to law repeal demand, Tomar to farmers
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Sunday again appealed to the farmers unions to suggest ways to resolve the deadlock over the agrarian reforms implemented by the Modi government.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Legendary musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away, music industry pays tribute
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Legendary Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan died on Sunday at his Mumbai residence. Music artistes such as Lata Mangeshkar, A.R. Rahman and Amjad Ali Khan paid their tribute to the Padma Vibhushan awardee.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
East Bengal, Chennaiyin searching for wins (Match Preview 63)
Margao (Goa), Jan 17 (IANS) Both Chennaiyin and East Bengal have proven themselves to be tough teams to beat thus far in the Indian Super League (ISL). However, wins have been difficult to come by for both teams and they would be hoping to come on top when they face each other at the Fatorda Stadium on Monday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Zambia,Sports,Football
Sure I will get a big score: Sundar to his dad before Gabba innings
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) While fans and former cricketers are pleasantly surprised at India's tail wagging with No. 7 and 8 scoring half-centuries, Washington Sundar's father is upset at his son for not getting a Test century.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Apple MacBook Pro 2021 to feature new design without Touch Bar: Report
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple MacBook Pro 2021 models will have a flat-edged design and there will be no-touch bar this time.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bank credit to manufacturing muted amid pandemic
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Bank credit to manufacturing sector has remained muted in the current financial year amid the pandemic, while few sectors, including construction and trade, have witnessed resilient flows.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Katrina wishes Ali Abbas Zafar on his b'day with their candid shots
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has worked with Ali Abbas Zafar on many films, but on the director's birthday on Sunday, she shared a glimpse of their friendship with her fans.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tim Paine gets trolled for DRS gaffes
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Australia made a few bizarre review calls on the fourth day of the fourth Test against India which has led to captain Tim Paine coping with some criticism on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Haryana Police arrest 89, recover Rs 112 cr in GST fraud
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a well-coordinated operation against Goods and Services Tax (GST) scamsters, Haryana Police on Sunday said it busted four major gangs related to issuing or registration of bogus firms involved in fake invoice bills scam which defrauded the government exchequer to the tune of over Rs 464.12 crore.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Senior citizens feel economic issues major concern for India'
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Majority of the senior citizens of the country believe that current state of the economy is among the biggest issues that India needs to address immediately.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cong calls Tripura shutdown to protest attack on state chief
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) Tripura's opposition Congress has called a 12 hour shutdown on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on state party President Pijush Biswas by the "BJP goons".
2021-01-17
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Jersey' to release on November 5
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey is all set for a Diwali release. It is scheduled to hit the theatres on November 5.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Tom Hardy breaks lockdown rules?
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Hardy seems to have broken lockdown rules as he was recently seen leaving a gym.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Google may require AV1 codec support on all new Android TV devices
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) AV1's adoption may accelerate in 2021 as Google is reportedly mandating that all the new Android TV products must support the AV1 video decoding.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Yediyurappa equates Amit Shah with Sardar Patel
Bagalkot, Jan 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday equated Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, country's first Deputy Prime Minister after India achieved independence and formed its own government at the Centre.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
ATS raids three places in UP, five in Delhi in fraud case
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The UP Police's Anti-Terrorist Squad carried out search operations at three places in the state and five places in Delhi after financial fraud was detected in which transactions worth lakhs were done from banks in Delhi without using an ATM card, an official said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI arrests Railway officer in Rs 1 cr bribery case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The CBI has nabbed a senior railway engineering service officer of 1985 batch along with two others in an alleged bribery case of Rs 1 crore, sources said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Yogi govt to develop Gorakhpur as hub of garment industry
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced to develop Gorakhpur into a garment industry hub that would give impetus to garment industries in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Third peak of corona in Delhi almost down now: Minister
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday that the third peak of coronavirus had almost come down as positivity rate had dipped to 0.42 per cent a day earlier.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish Kumar woos NRIs to invest in Bihar
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) In a bid to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar held talks through video conference with members of the Bihar-Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA).
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Diaspora,Politics
Hina Khan celebrates Sunday vibes
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan is celebrating her Sunday with stunning pictures on social media.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
UK invites PM Modi for G7 summit
New Delhi/London, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by his UK counterpart Boris Johnson to attend the G7 summit in the UK as a guest in June this year.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Salman Khan mourns death of Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has mourned the death of Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Randheer Rai to play a powerful man in Sunny Leone-starrer 'Anamika'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Randheer Rai, who has featured in movies like "Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty" and "Poster Boys", would play an antagonist in Sunny Leone-starrer "Anamika".
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Pinjar' composer Uttam Singh gives music for new TV show
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood composer Uttam Singh, known for his work in movies like Pinjar and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, has composed music of the TV show Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Statue of Unity attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty: PM
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that Kevadiya in Gujarat is no longer just a small block in some remote area, it has come up as a one of the biggest tourist destinations of the world and Statue of Unity situated in the region is attracting more tourist than even Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor within New York City in the US.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Xiaomi releases list of 27 devices scheduled to get MIUI 12.5
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi's next version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12.5 will be released to 27 select devices via OTA update.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Sanskrit emerges as 5th most widely used language in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The use of regional languages during Rajya Sabha proceedings has increased more than five times and parliamentarians spoke in 10 of the 22 scheduled languages for the first time during 2018-20 with Sanskrit emerging as the fifth most widely used Indian language in the Upper House.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Laddoos' work more for Taapsee Pannu than protein bars
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she is not a 'protein bar kind of a person' and that "laddoos" work for her.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Playing in I-League is next level for us: Nepal's Kiran Limbu
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The RoundGlass Punjab FC squad boasts of a number of accomplished names, one of them being 30-year-old goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu, who is the skipper of the Nepal senior national team and has plenty of I-League experience under his belt, which includes lifting the trophy in the 2017-18 season.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Diana Penty feels she has 'aged'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Diana Penty has shared a throwback picture from her childhood days and feels that she has aged.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Huawei to open its biggest flagship store in Saudi Arabia'
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is planning to build its largest store outside China in Saudi Arabia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
NIA notices to supporters of farmers' stir: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday slammed the Union government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers' protest.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
You are wrong: British player tells her doctors with Oz Open q'fication
Canberra, Jan 17 (IANS) When Francesca Jones was young, she was told by doctors that she could not play tennis. Now, the 20-year-old Brit has qualified for the Australian Open in Melbourne slated to begin next month.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Tennis
FBI probing if foreign actors funded Capitol riots: Report
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched a probe to find out if any foreign actors, including governments and groups, funded the rioters who attacked the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, according to a news report published on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Budgetary hopes, Q3 earnings to chart equities' course (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Global cues along with domestic quarterly earning results and progress of the vaccine rollout programme will determine the trajectory of the Indian equities markets during the coming week.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
IRFC IPO to open on Monday in Rs 25-26 per share price band
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The initial public offering (IPO) of the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) will open on January 18 in the price band of Rs 25-26 per share.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Farm laws to increase farmers' income, asserts Amit Shah
Bagalkot (Karnataka), Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the three farm laws enacted by the Centre recently would enable farmers to increase their income manifold, as they will be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country to anyone for the highest price.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
US woman charged over Capitol riots
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A woman from the US state of Missouri, who was seen with a fractured sign belonging to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 Capitol riots, has been charged, according to court documents.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
BJP seeks Andhra DGP's removal for blaming it for temple attacks
Visakhapatnam, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit has reacted strongly to Director General of Police Gautam Sawang's statement blaming the BJP leaders for a series of attacks on temples in the state and demanded his removal.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Driver killed as car falls from under-construction overbridge
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) A dense fog claimed another life in Gurugram as a car driver failed to see the road ahead and fell down from an under-construction railway overbridge (ROB), police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
How professionals are taking Odisha art to new heights
Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (IANS) As three cars of tourists make their way into the heritage crafts village of Raghurajpur in Odisha's Puri district which is famous worldwide for its 'Pattachitra' art, the villagers display anxious looks.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Expert claims 'Covid Tongue' on the rise, WHO yet to confirm
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) An epidemiologist at King's College, London has claimed that there is an increase in the number of Covid patients suffering from uncomfortable mouth symptoms like oral ulcers - not yet listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Covid-19 symptoms.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Our plan was to hang in there to tire Australia bowlers: Thakur
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India's Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday kept calm and ignored the on-field chatter to frustrate a tiring Australian bowling line-up to add 123 for the seventh wicket and reduce the first-innings deficit in the fourth and final Test at the Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IFFI: Women at 60 look much younger today, says Indian Panorama jury
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) Sixty-year-old women do not look sixty today, they look much younger, John Matthew Matthan, chairman of the jury for the Indian Panorama (films) section for the ongoing IFFI said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz
Bihar DGP claims crime rate lesser than previous DGP's term
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Facing criticism over the deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar, state DGP S.K. Singhal claimed that the situation now is better than during previous DGP Gupteshwar Pandey's tenure.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rapper Bow Wow defends himself after packed club performance amid Covid
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Rapper Bow Wow was recently slammed by netizens for giving a packed club performance during the pandemic. He says he wore a mask until he got on the microphone, and that he does not want people to think he does not care.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Will agitate against complex, arbitrary GST system: CAIT
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has announced that it will launch a nationwide movement against the present Goods and Services Tax (GST) system which it claims has become "extremely complicated" because of several "arbitrary" amendments.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Disha Patani indulges in some jalebis
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Disha Patani has ditched her diet meals as she gorged on some jalebis on Sunday, going by her social media post.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
T10 perfect advert to bring new audiences to cricket, says Shoaib Malik
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes T10 cricket format is a perfect advert to attract new fans to the game.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Death toll in Indonesian landslides reach 31
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The death toll due to the landslides in Indonesia's West Java province has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Cong alleges govt procuring Covid vax at inflated prices
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the procurement of Covid vaccines, alleging that the government has procured the vaccines at inflated prices despite the manufacturers claiming they would supply the vaccines without seeking profit.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
HK finance chief warns of unemployment rate spike
Hong Kong, Jan 17 (IANS) Paul Chan, financial secretary of the Hong Kong government, said here on Sunday that the unemployment rate in the city will climb further as businesses and workers are still struggling amid the raging Covid-19 epidemic.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Will budget be the tipping point? (Market Watch)
Markets continued their upward movement but not without their corrections and sharp intraday moves as well. On three of the five trading days we saw markets slipping into the red or negative territory and then recovering to close higher. This also led to sharp movements between the high and the low of the day.
2021-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Road Safety Month to be inaugurated on Monday
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) National Road Safety Month is all set to be inaugurated on Monday to create awareness about road safety and reduce road accidents in India.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pick of the week (Jan 17)
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2021-01-17
Category: International, China,National
China to become world's largest IoT market in 2024: Report
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China will surpass the US to become the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Technology
Cong leader in Uttarakhand begins donation drive for Ram temple
New Delhi/Dehradun, Jan 17 (IANS) As the donation drive for the construction of a new Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh got underway, former Uttarakhand Minister and Congress leader Navprabhat on Sunday appealed to the people to contribute money for the shrine's construction.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion
Kriti Sanon shares tips on when to take perfect picture
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has shared a tip on how and when to take the perfect picture.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Akshay to Twinkle: You still make my heart flutter
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Akshay Kumar and Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna have completed twenty years of marital bliss on Sunday and the actor says she still makes his heart flutter.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Rest in peace my king: Hardik's emotional letter for late father
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday penned down an emotional letter for his late father who passed away recently.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Afghanistan launches polio vaccination targeting 9.9mn kids
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) The Afghan Public Health Ministry on Sunday launched a nationwide campaign to administer polio vaccines to 9.9 million children under the age of five.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India rises to the occasion in world war to defeat Covid-19
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India has risen to the occasion in the war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic by not only launching the worlds biggest inoculation campaign in the country but also with the production of affordable and easy-to-handle vaccines for which demand is pouring in from Latin America, Africa, Asia and some east European countries.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Bio-aesthetic points: A new approach to fight off ageing
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) Aging of skin comprises of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The intrinsic factors are genetic. The extrinsic factors include sun exposure, pollution, unhealthy diet, inadequate sleep, stress, lack of exercise, poor lifestyle, pollution and imbalance of hormones. Skin loses its firmness and elasticity due to these factors.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
103-yr-old casts vote in Himachal panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Braving extreme cold, Shyam Saran Negi - believed to be India's oldest voter at 103 years of age, who also participated in the 1951-52 general election which was the country's first - cast his ballot on Sunday at Kalpa in the high Himalayas in the first phase of Panchayati Raj polls in Himachal Pradesh.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
4th Test: Thakur-Sundar rearguard keeps India in the game
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) A brilliant batting partnership between Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar on Sunday made sure India remained in the game after the end of Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ryan Reynolds message to cancer-stricken 11-year-old 'Deadpool' fan
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has sent a video with encouraging words to a young Deadpool fan, who is suffering from cancer.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
PM pays tributes to MGR on birth anniversary
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to late Tamil film icon and Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran or 'MGR' on his 104th birth anniversary.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corona pandemic affected people psychologically as well: Expert (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A US-based doctor has asserted that the coronavirus pandemic has affected people psychologically a lot, especially those who tested positive and remained in isolation for a long period.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vikas Dubey's wife objects to book, film on his life
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Richa Dubey, wife of slain gangster Vikas Dubey, has sent a legal notice to the author of a book and the makers of a film on her husband's life.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Technology enables fluid lifestyle across cities, generations
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) With over 50 per cent (564.5 million) of the Indian population connected to the internet, the shift to 'activity' as opposed to 'location' has become more defined. According to a study every one-in-five respondent orders groceries from their beds or while browsing what is on the television, or even on their smartphones while travelling!
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
IIT-BHU signs pact for coal research
Varanasi (UP), Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, with the support of the Northern Coalfields Limited under an MoU with them, is going to establish a new research centre at the oldest mining engineering department in the country which came into existence in 1923.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
LA becomes first US county to top 1 mn Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) The Los Angeles County became the first in the US to surpass 1 million Covid-19 case since the onset of the pandemic early last year, local health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
You can buy 2020's best-shot images to raise funds for children
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) When Covid-19 forced a 'new normal' globally, the situation became only worse for children living on the streets, those getting trafficked and abused, those who are severely malnourished and for girls who get married even before they turned adults. In the wake of the pandemic affecting various aspects of children's lives, Leica Camera India and child rights organisation 'Save the Children' are jointly raising funds for children from the sales of Leica's 20 best-shot images of 2020.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Covid-19 altered cultural, entertainment scenario of Goa: Amit Satija, IAS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANSlife) The cultural and entertainment scenario of Goa is definitely changed due to Covid-19 pandemic, says Amit Satija, Secretary, Government of Goa and an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, adding that organisers of the the 51st International Film Festival of Goa (IFFI) - which kicked off on Saturday in Goa - had to adjust and adapt to the situation.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
PM flags off 8 trains to Statue of Unity in Gujarat
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting major destinations in various states of the country with the Statue of Unity in Gurjarat's Kevadiya, via video-conferencing.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nehha Pendse on replacing Saumya Tandon in 'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!'
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Nehha Pendse has urged fans not to compare her with Saumya Tandon, whom she replaces as Anita Bhabhi in the popular sitcom Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain!, saying she should be given time to get into the skin of the character.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rasika Dugal happy to celebrate a low-key birthday
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal turned a year older on Sunday, and she is happy to celebrate her birthday this year with family and close friends.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Delhi govt aims to reduce 5MT carbon emissions
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Efforts are being made to reduce the increasing pollution levels in the national capital by improving the transport system in the state. The Delhi government believes that by improving the transport system as well as reducing traffic jams, harmful particles such as PM10 and PM2.5 which cause air pollution could be reduced by up to 5 million tonnes.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Franklin Templeton's shut funds receive Rs 13,789 cr so far
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The six shut schemes of Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund have received cash flows of Rs 13,789 crore since winding up in April, 2020 till January 15, 2021.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Biden names Indian-American Uzra Zeya as Under Secy at State Dept
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has named Uzra Zeya, an Indian-American diplomat who quit her State Department job in protest against the outgoing administration's alleged racial and sexist bias, as his Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Ayushmann Khurrana turns on his poet mode for latest post
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has switched on his poet mode and shared it on social media for his fans and followers.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Modi condoles death of 6 persons in Raj bus accident
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the death of six persons in a bus accident in Rajasthan's Jalore district.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
LG Uplus to terminate 2G services by June
Seoul, Jan 17 (IANS) LG Uplus, a major South Korean telecom operator said it will phase out its 2G services by the end of June, a move that would mark the complete termination of the country's aging network.
2021-01-17
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
ED arrests 2 Chinese nationals in money laundering case
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested two Chinese nationals in connection with its money laundering probe that it registered last year in August, officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4th Test: Thakur, Sundar help India cut down deficit to 33
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India on Sunday were bowled out for 336 in the first innings, conceding a lead of 33 on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia at The Gabba. Australia had scored 369 runs in their first innings.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
2 female Afghan judges dead in targeted killing
Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) Two female Afghan judges were killed in Kabul on Sunday when unidentified armed men opened fire at the vehicle they were travelling in, marking the latest incident of targeted killings in the war-torn country, a security source said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
OnePlus Band: Stay fit with this budget wearable in New Year
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As the demand for wearable devices grows in India, OnePlus is leaving no stone unturned to use this opportunity in fulfulling consumers needs in the affordable segment.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Parineeti has got a song stuck in her head
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra has asked for help as she has a song stuck in her head and has forgotten the name of the track.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Pooja Hegde wraps up 'Radhe Shyam' schedule
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Pooja Hegde has wrapped up a schedule for her upcoming film "Radhe Shyam" starring Prabhas.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
6 killed as bus comes in contact with live wire in Rajasthan
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) A total of six persons were killed and seven injured in Rajasthan's Jalore district when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a high tension wire of 11,000 volts, police said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Kamala's Way' charts an engaging journey from California to Washington
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Just how did the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this countrys most effective power players? Through the human touch, by turning defeat into victory and most of all, by doing things her way, a timely biography of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President-elect says.
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,Art/Culture/Books
Drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow, Gorakhpur soon
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered to set up 30-bed drug de-addiction centres in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. This is being done under the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Scheme.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
4 more Covid vaccines in different stages of trial: Serum Institute of India
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Apart from Covishield, the Serum Institute of India (SII) is working on four more vaccines against the novel coronavirus, according to Suresh Jadhav, executive director at one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Samsung hopes S21 series to boost smartphone sales in 2021
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Sunday said that the company is confident that the Galaxy S21 series and its ecosystem devices such as Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy SmartTag will continue to drive category growth this year.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Lack of correct information on corona led to panic initially: Expert
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A doctor of internal medicine at a private hospital has said that uncertainty about the symptoms of coronavirus infection and lack of accurate information on the disease led to panic among the people about the virus.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telegram or Signal? Welcome to the illusion called data security
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion and there is no guarantee that Telegram or Signal may not be hacked in the future, especially when nation-state actors with highly sophisticated tools and huge resources are on the prowl.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Team India's courage can be described as 'dabanng': Sehwag
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday lauded the courage shown by the Ajinkya Rahane-led side in the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Another spell of light snow, rain likely in J&K soon
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) Weather office said on Sunday that light to moderate snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir is likely to occur from the evening of January 22 to January 25.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 56
Jakarta, Jan 17 (IANS) The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has increased to to 56, country's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Google to remove sync support from 3rd-party Chromium browsers
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Google has discovered that users of third-party Chromium browsers have inadvertently been able to access data and other sync features reserved for Chrome.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Leave work, first vote: Himachal CM on Panchayat polls
Shimla, Jan 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Sunday appealed to the voters to leave all work and first vote for the first phase of elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Armed man arrested at security checkpoint near US Capitol
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) has arrested a man when he tried to cross a checkpoint near the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., armed with a loaded gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to media reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Telangana's Covid tests per million population cross 2-lakh mark
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Telangana's tests per million population for Covid-19 have crossed the 2-lakh mark with 33,298 more tests during the last 24 hours, health officials said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Two sisters ask Delhi to listen, go viral
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as "Sun Dilliye Ni Sun Dilliye", a song written, composed and sung by the two young sisters on the ongoing farmers' agitation continues to grab thousands of hits on social media from people across the world, the duo maintains that while all the praise has been extremely encouraging, what matters most is that people across barriers have been able to relate to it.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Biden releases plan for first 10 days to 'unTrump' US
New York, Jan 17 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a masterplan for his first 10 days in office to "un-Trump" the country and focus on the battle against Covid-19, the economy and immigration.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,International
Libyan teams agree on selection mechanism for temporary executive authority
Geneva, Jan 17 (IANS) A senior UN official announced that the Libyan delegations reached an agreement on a recommended selection mechanism for a new temporary executive authority.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
AI likely to replace humans in cybersecurity space by 2030
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes all-pervasive, a new report has forecast that technology would replace humans by 2031 in the field of cybersecurity, as hackers use more sophisticated tools.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Forest fires in Chile consume over 3,200 hectares
Santiago, Jan 17 (IANS) The National Emergency Office of the Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) reported that 3,230 hectares of land have been consumed by forest fires in the past two days in the Valparaiso region.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Environment/Wildlife
Iran reacts to rumours on possible release of S.Korean tanker
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the rumours on the possibility of releasing a South Korean oil tanker seized the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Gulf earlier this month, saying the statements by people not related to the issue lack any basis.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
HI to organise level '1' coaching course in New Delhi & Bhubaneswar
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Hockey India on Sunday announced that they will conduct the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level '1' Coaching Course 2021 in New Delhi from January 29 to February 1 and Bhubaneswar from February 3 to 6.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Woman DSP a role model for youngsters from Muslim families
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Parents in middle-class Muslim families generally believe that their children would hardly get a government job, hence, they find it better to engage them in some work rather than letting them pursuing studies. But a young woman from a middle-class family has busted such myths by becoming the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Turkey detains 220 suspects over fuel-related tax evasion
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) Turkish police detained 220 suspects across 50 provinces as part of the country's biggest operation against fuel-related tax evasion.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
5 dead, 7 hospitalised in suspected carbon monoxide leak in Italy
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS) At least five people died and seven others hospitalised in critical condition in what rescuers said was a probable case of carbon monoxide poisoning at a rest home near Rome, the Italian National Fire Department said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over 675,000 Turkish health workers get Covid-19 jab
Ankara, Jan 17 (IANS) More than 675,000 health workers in Turkey have received the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac during the first three days of the country's inoculation program, the Health Ministry said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine
Guterres condemns attack against UN convoy in Mali
United Nations, Jan 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned an attack against a convoy of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which resulted in the death of an Egyptian peacekeeper.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Politics
Neesham undergoes surgery for compound dislocation on finger
Wellington, Jan 17 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has undergone surgery for a compound dislocation on his left ring finger, Cricket Wellington has informed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2 IS militants killed, 6 arrested in Iraq
Baghdad, Jan 17 (IANS) Iraqi security forces killed two Islamic State (IS) terrorists and arrested six others from across the country, the military said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Key NASA rocket test ends with early engine shutdown
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) A key rocket test for NASA's much-delayed Space Launch System (SLS) ended in an early shutdown as four rocket engines fired for a little over a minute, while these were supposed to be up for nearly eight minutes.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Technology
Iran warns US to stop 'illegal actions' against diplomats on American soil
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran has warned the US to stop "illegal actions" taken against its diplomats on American soil, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Govt decides to name upcoming SAI facilities after sportspersons
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The sports ministry has decided to name all upcoming and upgraded sporting facilities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), after renowned athletes, who have contributed to sports in India.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Samsung Galaxy M62 to come with 7,000mAh battery: Report
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone Galaxy M62 with a massive 7,000mAh battery.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) As people move on to secure messaging apps like Telegram and Signal, privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has surpassed 100 million daily search queries for the first time in its 12-year-old history.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5-year-old girl raped in UP, accused held
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a village in Banda district, and the police said the accused has been arrested.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UK records this year's lowest daily Covid-19 cases
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK's daily increase of coronavirus infections dropped to its lowest level since December 27, 2020, but the country recorded the third highest single-day fatalities due to the disease since the pandemic began, according to official figures.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
India continues with low streak of daily Covid cases
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With 15,145 new coronavirus infections reported in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday continued with its low streak of single-day cases, posting an overall tally of 1,05,57,986, according to the Union Health Ministry.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Twitter employees lock their accounts fearing backlash
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Fearing backlash from supporters of the outgoing US president Donald Trump, some Twitter employees have locked their accounts and the company has even given personal security to some executives.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tunisia announces cabinet reshuffle
Tunis, Jan 17 (IANS) Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi has announced a cabinet reshuffle, the first since his government assumed office on September 2, 2020.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
4th Test: Sundar, Thakur fight as India reach 253/6 at Tea
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur on Sunday stitched together the highest seventh-wicket partnership for India at The Gabba as they helped the visitors remain in the game on Day Three of the fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Samsung Galaxy M62 to come with massive 7,000mAh battery
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a new smartphone Galaxy M62 with a massive 7,000mAh battery.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RAF to maintain public order in Southern India by 2023 (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After its successful operations conducted in the last 29 years in various parts of the country as well as the US peacekeeping missions in different foreign countries, Rapid Action Force (RAF) will now handle riots and similar public disorder in southern India as well as region up to Goa properly by 2023.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Facebook bans ads for weapon accessories before Biden event
San Francisco, Jan 17 (IANS) Facebook has announced to ban ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the US at least through January 22, as the country prepares for the Inauguration Day on January 20.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Africa's Covid-19 caseload surpasses 3.2 mn
Addis Ababa, Jan 17 (IANS) The African continent's overall coronavirus caseload has surged to 3,207,639, according to health authorities.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Petrol, diesel prices remain static 3 days in a row
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Sunday after oil marketing companies decided to wait and watch the global oil price movement before taking the next course of action.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Portuguese Finance Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Lisbon, Jan 17 (IANS) Portuguese Minister of State for Finance Joao Leao has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 109 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 109 new Covid-19 cases, of which 96 were locally transmitted and the rest 13 arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Allahabad HC stays arrest of man for remarks against Yogi
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) Jan 17 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of a man who, while taking part in a protest against the alleged Hathras gang-rape case, had reportedly said that the 'Chief Minister of UP is a man of thick skin'.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Clashes erupt between warring factions in Yemen's Hodeidah
Sanaa, Jan 17 (IANS) Intense clashes erupted between the joint pro-government Yemeni forces and the Houthi rebels in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official said.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Azam's Jauhar University land to be acquired
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) The Rampur district administration has issued orders for the acquisition of 173 acres of land belonging to the Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar Trust, which is run and owned by Samajwadi Party MP Mohd Azam Khan's family.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nepalese mountaineers scale K2 for 1st time in winter
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (IANS) Nepalese mountaineers created history by scaling K2, the second highest peak of the world, for the first time during the winter season, the company which organised the expedition
2021-01-17
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Burkina Faso's Zango smashes world indoor triple jump record
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) Burkina Faso athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of 2021 by leaping to a new indoor triple jump world record of 18.07 metres.
2021-01-17
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Farmers' stir: Fuel pump stations suffer losses at Singhu border
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The ongoing farmers' protest along the Delhi borders against the farm laws has started affecting the business operations of the fuel pump stations located in the areas.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Iran's IRGC fires ballistic missiles in Indian Ocean
Tehran, Jan 17 (IANS) Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) held a new missile drill, during which it successfully fired ballistic missiles in the Indian Ocean over a distance of 1,800 km, a top official confirmed.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Turkey,Defence/Security,Politics
EU supports Palestinian general elections: Official
Ramallah, Jan 17 (IANS) A European Union (EU) official announced the bloc's support for the Palestinian legislative polls scheduled for May 22 and the presidential elections slated to take place on July 31.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Bundesliga runner-up Leipzig shares spoils with Wolfsburg
Berlin, Jan 17 (IANS) Leipzig squandered a chance to take the lead in the Bundesliga after Wolfsburg rallied back to share the points following a 2-2 draw in the 16th round.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
NHSRCL to speed up process to prepare DPR for other Bullet Train projects
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A week after the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) carried out an aerial LiDAR survey of the 800 km Delhi-Varanasi High Speed rail corridor, the work on the survey for Delhi-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Nagpur are also slated to be launched soon as the tenders have been awarded, officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
15 IAS officers transferred in UP
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has transferred 15 IAS officers, including Divisional Commissioners and District Magistrates.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Leopard electrocuted in UP
Aligarh, Jan 17 (IANS) A leopard was allegedly electrocuted in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district when the animal came in contact with the wiring placed on a fence in a potato field by a farmer.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sanskrit set to become lingua franca of this Thiruvananthapuram locality
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) If you order 'Mashavadakam' in Mani's tea shop at Karamana in Thiruvananthapuram, you will get a discount of Re 1 from the the actual price of Rs 5 for the popular snack 'Uzhunnuvada'.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education
ONGC's plan to merge MRPL with HPCL may have to wait till FY24
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) State-run oil and gas explorer ONGC's plan to complete the merger of its refining subsidiary MRPL with recently acquired HPCL to align its upstream and downstream operations into two verticals has got delayed.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Senior-most ex-MLC passes away in IP
Meerut, Jan 17 (IANS) Om Prakash Sharma, the senior-most former member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, has passed away in Meerut. He was 87.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Men held for sharing obscene videos with girls
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old man has been arrested by the cybercrime branch of the Pilibhit police for sharing 'obscene videos and pictures messages' with girls on their mobile phones.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From studio set to location to computer desk (Column: B-Town)
The silver screen was the term that described the cinema experience in the dark of a cinema hall. The two people who conceived and executed this magic were the writer and the director. A writer dreamt up a story and its background, as in where it all happened, and the director executed those dreams of the writer. But, the one who really made it possible for the two was the art director.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for January 18-24
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,National
Awareness is life (Column: Spy's Eye)
It is interesting that of all the professions it is a career in Intelligence that works for sublimating three important mandates that governed life. First of all, being well informed about the people of interest for you -- in both the work area and the personal sphere -- brings in success in any field. For national security, all information about the thinking, plans and movement of the leaders of a hostile country had to be accessed, collated and evaluated and in business also similar initiatives had to be taken for studying the rivals. In personal life too, one had to be aware of whatever was happening to one's family, friends and supporters to appropriately respond to them. Life itself, it can be said, is all about interacting with other human beings and hence an awareness of human psyche, behaviour and emotions helps to wade through it successfully at the workplace or at home.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,National
Tight games & upsets in third round of Copa del Rey
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) Lucas Ocampos' 85th-minute goal stopped Sevilla from falling victim to an upset in the latest encounter in the third round of the Spanish Copa del Rey knockout competition.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
New tighter rules come into force in Scotland
Edinburgh, Jan 17 (IANS) New tighter Covid-19 restrictions came into force in Scotland with changes for takeaway outlets, and click and collect shopping.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Rising trade deficit to dampen rupee's prospects (Currency Watch)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rising trade deficit along with chances of a populist budget might dampen rupee's prospects during the coming week.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
The Turbulent Presidency: 13 books on the Trump era
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Donald Trump began and served his term as US President amid controversy, polarisation and general ignorance. He is set to leave office under the shadow of an unprecedented second impeachment, with the country reeling under a devastating pandemic, its society bitterly divided and its international credibility at its lowest ebb. What do we make of it?
2021-01-17
Category: International, India,International
UK aviation sector calls for urgent support amid travel curbs
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The UK's aviation sector needs urgent government support if it is to survive another lengthy period of travel restrictions to curb surging coronavirus infections in the country, according to industry leaders.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
PV Sindhu: I have learnt a lot more from my losses
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) World badminton champion PV Sindhu was disappointed when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed last year, but she utilised the free time to work on rectifying her mistakes. The ace Indian shuttler recently returned to the court at the Thailand Open but crashed out in the first round. Sindhu says losses remind her of the need to come back stronger the next time.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton,Cinema/Showbiz
Saudi Arabia will reopen embassy in Qatar soon: FM
Riyadh, Jan 17 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud announced that the Kingdoa will reopen its embassy in Qatar in the coming days, state TV reported.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Germany's ruling CDU elects new chairman
Berlin, Jan 17 (IANS) Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) part has elected Armin Laschet as its Chairman after an online vote.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Buddhist Kung Fu nuns kicking hard at centuries-old taboos
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) They are the Buddhist Kung Fu nuns of Drukpa lineage, known globally for trekking across the Himalayas to clean trash, paddling through mountain rivers to break centuries-old taboos to educate others on women's health, and adopting martial arts as a way to champion gender equality.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 94.4 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Jan 17 (IANS) The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 94.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.02 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
India 161/4 at lunch on third day
Brisbane, Jan 17 (IANS) India went to lunch at 161/4 on the third day of the fourth and final Test against Australia on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Zooey Deschanel: My daughter is extremely independent
Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Zooey Deschanel says her five-year-old daughter Elsie is extremely independent and not open to everyone, while son Charlie, two years younger, is more sociable.
2021-01-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Ireland seeks Covid test results for int'l arrivals
Dublin, Jan 17 (IANS) Passengers arriving in Ireland from all countries will have to provide a negative Covid-19 test result starting from Saturday as part of the country's latest efforts to control the spread of the disease.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Ireland,Health/Medicine
Italy bans flights from Brazil over new Covid variant detection
Rome, Jan 17 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in four passengers arriving from that country.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Cruz Beckham puts up hoodie for $150,000 auction
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Footballer icon David Beckham and designer wife Victoria Beckham's son Cruz has put up his hoodie for auction for $150,000 (around Rs 1,09,69,575).
2021-01-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
The Power: The Godfather gets a dated rehash (IANS Review; Rating: * * )
The Power (on Zee Plex); Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Mahesh Manjrekar, Jisshu Sengupta, Prateik Babbar, Shruti Haasan, Yuvika Chaudhry, Zakir Hussain, Sachin Khedekar; Direction: Mahesh Manjrekar; Rating: * * (two stars)
2021-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
France's Covid death toll tops 70,000
Paris, Jan 17 (IANS) France reported 196 Covid-19 deaths in a 24-hour span on Saturday, taking the national tally to 70,142, according to the latest data released by the Public Health Agency.
2021-01-17
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Canada's Covid cases top 700,000
Ottawa, Jan 17 (IANS) Canada's Covid-19 cases surpassed 700,000 on Saturday, with the total hitting 700,988, including 17,847 deaths, according to CTV.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Russia's Covid cases up 24,092 to 3,544,623
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS) Russia registered 24,092 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 3,544,623, the country's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Saturday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
62% frontline workers got 1st jab of Covid vaccine in K'taka
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Saturday said nearly 62 per cent of designated frontline health workers were inoculated but not a case of serious side effect was reported across the state as part of the first day.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Yediyurappa doing 'very good job' as K'taka CM: Amit Shah
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said B.S. Yediyurappa is doing a "very good job" as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state will not only complete its five-year term but also return to power with absolute majority.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
90% acceptance of vaccine among T'gana healthcare workers
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccine evoked over 90 per cent acceptance among the public healthcare workers in Telangana on the first day of the vaccination drive on Saturday, health officials said.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana administers only Covishield on first day
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Finding the launch of Covaxin in clinical trial mode difficult, Telangana on Saturday administered only Covishield to beneficiaries on the first day of Covid-19 vaccination programme.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
AIIMS' security guard in ICU after Covid vaccine jab
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as the government on Saturday said there was no hospitalisation post-Covid vaccination, a 22-year-old security guard at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after he developed an allergic reaction, sources told IANS.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Delhi,National
Gurugram: 3 held for sarpanch's husband murder
Gurugram, Jan 17 (IANS) The crime branch units of Gurugram police have arrested three criminals wanted in a sarpanch's husband murder case, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi reports 51 cases of minor adverse events post vaccination
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the first day of the nationwide coronavirus vaccine rollout, 51 healthcare workers developed minor adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in the national capital, while one person developed severe side-effects.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid: Andhra manages to vaccinate 61% of 1st day's target
Amaravati, Jan 16 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has managed to vaccinate 19,108 frontline workers (61 per cent) by 8.30 p.m. on Saturday for the novel coronavirus against a target of 31,570, officials said.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Maha stalls vaccination drive for 2 days due to CoWin app glitches
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra government late on Saturday suspended the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state till Tuesday owing to technical glitches in the CoWin software, officials said here.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Inoculation not only option, follow health norms: Bengal docs
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) As the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination begun on Saturday, doctors in West Bengal asked the people to continue maintaining the health protocols and hygiene to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Blackbuck poaching: Salman exempted again, next hearing on Feb 6
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Exempting Bollywood star Salman Khan from making an appearance on Saturday in connection with a case related to the poaching of two black bucks in Jodhpur in 1998, the district and sessions court on Saturday asked him to appear before it on February 6.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Siraj's talent, ability helps him bowl in-cutters: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohammed Siraj's talent is what helps him bowl in-cutters and not any cracks on the pitch in Brisbane, said batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday. Siraj was thrust into the role of India's lead fast bowler in just the third Test of his career due to Jasprit Bumrah being ruled out of the ongoing fourth and final Test against Australia.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Telangana administers only Covishield on Day 1
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) No Covid-19 vaccine beneficiary in Telangana was administered Covaxin on Saturday, the first day of the vaccination programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala: 8,062 healthcare workers vaccinated on Day 1
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) As many as 8,062 healthcare workers were inoculated on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive across 133 centres in Kerala, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Parag shines in Assam win (Round-up)
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam's talented Riyan Parag put up a fine all-round show to guide his team to a 13-run win over Bengal in an Elite B match of the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Eden Gardens here on Saturday. Parag first played a captain's knock of 54-ball 77 not out and then bagged two wickets with his leg-spinners to help his team to victory.
2021-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PM monitors real-time data of vaccination across country
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday monitored the real-time data of Covid-19 immunisation across all the states after virtually launching the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Healthcare workers again at forefront in fight against Covid
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) After leading the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic for nearly a year, healthcare workers were once again on the front this time to take vaccine and allay apprehension about its safety and efficacy.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K police produce chargesheet against 11 terror accused
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday produced a chargesheet against 11 accused persons working under the banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
'Khaab' fame singer Akhil launches an ode to love
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Khaab fame singer Akhil says his latest track, Dooja pyaar, is an ode to love.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
93-year-old doctor among first to get vaccine jab in R'than
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) A 93-year-old medical practitioner along with the principal of SMS hospital here were among the first beneficiaries to be inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine in Rajasthan on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Local favourites Dev and Soha win AITA C'ship titles
Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) Local favourites Prajwal Dev and Soha Sadiq won the men's and women's singles tennis titles, respectively, at the AITA Championship on Saturday. Both players beat their opponents who were seeded higher than them.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Tennis
Hyderabad hold Mumbai City to goalless draw
Bambolim (Goa), Jan 16 (IANS) Hyderabad FC held Mumbai City to a 0-0 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium on Saturday. Hyderabad put up a solid performance in defence to restrict Mumbai from establishing their superiority and ended up threatening their table topping opposition a number of times as well.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Bailey bridge built on Jammu-Srinagar highway, road opened
Jammu, Jan 16 (IANS) After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse of a bridge, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been thrown open for one-way traffic with the installation of a bailey bridge, officials said on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Bill Gates is America's biggest farmland owner
San Francisco, Jan 16 (IANS) Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns the largest chunk of private farmland in the US across 18 states, a new report has revealed.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Covaxin efficacy meets WHO standards, safe to use: Joint Drugs Controller
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the apprehensions associated with the safety of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), said on Saturday that Covaxin has satisfactory efficacy level and there is nothing to worry.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Online abuse can't be normalised,' declares Zoya Akhtar
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In a session jointly organised by the Population Foundation of India and Jaipur Literature Festival, director and producer Zoya Akhtar, in conversation with author Mihir Sharma,discussed the dangers of online abuse and bullying.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
After ban, Shakib picked in Bangla squad for home ODIs vs WI
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on Saturday included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming home ODI series against the West Indies, thus marking his return to international cricket after a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt approach. The three match ODI series will start on January 20 in Mirpur, Dhaka.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Army, Assam Rifles lending support to war against Covid in NE
Itanagar/Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) The personnel of the Indian Army and Assam Rifles, besides providing security cover to the country and its people, are also actively lending their support to the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Tejashwi writes to Nitish on worsening law and order in Bihar
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday wrote a letter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seeking a reply about the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Thailand Open badminton: Axelsen, Marin through to finals
Bangkok, Jan 16 (IANS) Danish fourth seed Viktor Axelsen will face Hong Kong's seventh seed Angus Ng Ka Long in the men's singles final of the Thailand Open badminton on Sunday. In the women's final, world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei will face Spanish Olympic champion and fifth seed Carolina Marin.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Thailand,Sports,Badminton
Annup Sonii on reuniting with NSD pals on 'Tandav' set
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor Annup Sonii got a chance to reunite with many of his contemporaries at National School of Drama, while working on the new webs series Tandav.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
8.1L Covaxin doses to be procured from Bharat Biotech for other countries (IANS exclusive)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Saturday asked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to consider contacting Bharat Biotech for the procurement of 8.1 lakh doses of Covaxin to be given to different countries as a goodwill gesture.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Argentina tour about getting back into groove: Hockey captain Rani
Buenos Aires, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian women team's primary objective during their tour of Argentina is to get back into the swing of playing top level international hockey, said captain Rani Rampal. The team, on its first tour in almost a year, will play its first match on Sunday.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Hockey
Proudest moment for our country: T'gana Guv on vaccine drive
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday encouraged the healthcare workers receiving the Covid-19 vaccine shots as she participated in the rollout programme.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Arbaaz Khan on playing a 60-year-old man in 'Return Ticket'
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Arbaaz Khan plays a 60-year-old man in the upcoming film Return Ticket, and he says the experience of essaying such a role should be interesting as well as challenging.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jaishankar says that Indian foreign policy is about a multi-polar world
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The External Affairs Committee of Parliamentary Affairs met on Saturday to brief members of Parliament on questions raised by them in one of the previous meetings. The meeting was also attended by External Affairs minister S. Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Delhi will increase vaccination sites: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that the Delhi government is prepared to increase vaccination sites as and when it receives more vaccines.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccination drive: Over 1.91L beneficiaries innoculated on Day 1 (Ld)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Centre on Saturday said that over 1.91 lakh beneficiaries were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination drive across the country and no case of post-inoculation hospitalisation has been reported so far.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Freida Pinto to play Noor Inayat Khan in 'Spy Princess'
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto will essay British spy Noor Inayat Khan in the upcoming limited series, Spy Princess.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Burkina Faso's Zango breaks world indoor triple jump record
Aubiere (France), Jan 16 (IANS) World bronze medallist Hugues Fabrice Zango produced the first standout athletics moment of the year by sailing to a world indoor triple jump record of 18.07 metres here on Saturday (16). The record is subject to the usual ratification procedure.
2021-01-16
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Health workers of private facilities laud vaccination drive
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As India on Saturday launched a massive vaccination drive in the fight against Covid-19, beginning with healthcare workers, the staff at major private hospitals hailed the first inoculation, saying it marks the turning of the tide in the battle against the virus.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mithila Palkar: Dysfunctionality is normal
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Mithila Palkar says it took her some time to understand that every family is dysfunctional.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IndiGo to start Delhi-Leh flight services from Feb 22
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Budget airline IndiGo has added Leh to its network and will start its daily Delhi-Leh flights with effect from February 22.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ananya Panday: 'Khaali Peeli' gave me a character that resonates with me
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Ananya Panday says her 2020 release Khaali Peeli gave her an experience that she will cherish for life. The Maqbool khan action comedy stars Ananya alongside Ishaan Khatter as protagonists Blackie and Pooja.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Congress, Left to formalise seat sharing in Bengal by Jan 31
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress and the Left will finalise their seat sharing formula for the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal before January 31, sources confirmed to IANS on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Himanshi Khurana getting over Rs 1 crore to judge Punjabi reality show?
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Himanshi Khurana is all set to reinvent herself on reality television. After becoming an overnight reality TV star on Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant, Himanshi will now be seen as a reality TV judge.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lakshay Sheoran sweeps men's trap trials
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Asian Games silver medallist Lakshay Sheoran of Haryana made it a clean sweep in the men's trap trials, winning the T2 competition on the back of a T1 trial win, while talented youngsters Sarabjot Singh and Rhythm Sangwan made it a double for the state in the 10 metres air pistol trials here on Saturday.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
How the plan to vivisect India was foiled (Book Review)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) There was no dearth of secessionist claims. It seems like throughout the second half of the century, after the Indian Union came into being, almost every corner of the country wanted a separate nation, every province harboured a desire to be declared a sovereign state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
1st Test: SL fight back after Root double ton
Galle, Jan 16 (IANS) Sri Lankan openers Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne led a fightback from the hosts with a 101-run partnership after England captain Joe Root's double hundred powered them to a score of 421 on Day 3 of the first Test. At stumps, Sri Lanka were 156/2 and trailed England by 130 runs.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Covid vaccination drive begins at 77 places in Haryana
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive began at 77 places across the state.
2021-01-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra lauds India's Covid vaccine drive
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra on Saturday lauded India's Covid vaccination drive, and also expressed gratitude to the nation's frontline warriors.
2021-01-16
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion