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Nurses are the backbone in the fight against Covid
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The outbreak of Covid-19 has affected all sections of society throughout the globe. But there is one group who emerged real heroes in this ongoing war against Covid-19 everywhere: Nurses
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi court grants bail to Matrix Cellular CEO, VP in black marketing of oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday granted bail to Matrix Cellular CEO Gaurav Khanna, vice president Gaurav Suri and two others in connection with the alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Sukhbir urges PM to order probe into purchase of faulty ventilators
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an inquiry into the purchase of faulty ventilators under the aegis of the PM CARES Fund.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Impose quantitative restrictions to rein in steel prices: EEPC India
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Impose quantitative restrictions on 'primary steel' exports to rein in soaring domestic prices, EEPC India has said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Retail inflation eases to 4.29% in April as food prices fall
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Lower food prices sequentially eased India's retail inflation in April as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased to 4.29 per cent from 5.52 per cent in March.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Lack of competitive practice games challenge for India in England
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian team travelling to England may get enough time to get acclimatised ahead of the five-Test series against England after the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, but their biggest challenge will be the lack of competitive cricket for a month-and-a-half between the WTC final and the Test series.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Punjab cop caught in compromising position sacked, arrested
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) A Punjab Police Assistant Sub Inspector, who caught on camera while allegedly raping a woman in her house in Bathinda district, was dismissed from service on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No death should occur due to lack of oxygen: Bombay HC to Goa govt
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Wednesday told top government officials that no death should occur in the state's apex health facility, the Goa Medical College, due to lack of oxygen, Nikhil Pai, advocate for one of the petitioners, the South Goa Advocates Association said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oxygen production at Sterlite plant to commence from Wednesday
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Oxygen production at the reopened Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi is to commence from Wednesday and the first tanker will be out of the plant either on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, according to officials in charge of production and monitoring of oxygen there.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Cabinet nod for MoU between ICAI and Qatar Financial Centre Authority
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rain, thunderstorm likely in several parts of India in next 3-4 days
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Several parts of India may witness rain and thunderstorm in next 3-4 days, the ministry of earth sciences has predicted and temperature could drop in the national capital by few notches.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Uncertainty for Saina, Srikanth as Oly qualifiers cancelled
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) In a setback for Indians hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympics, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the last Olympic qualification event, the Singapore Open, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Karnataka will encourage those setting up vax production centres: govt
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Karnataka chief secretary P. Ravi Kumar on Wednesday said that the state government was ready to help any pharma company that will come forward to produce the Sputnik V vaccine in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
TN to go for global tender to source Covid vaccine
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to go in for global tender to source Covid-19 vaccines as the allotment by the central government is insufficient.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
GoAir to start vaccination drive for all employees
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Low-cost carrier GoAir said on Wednesday that it will commence a programme to get its entire workforce vaccinated free of cost.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
RBI announce Rs 35K cr G-sec Acquisition Programme
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The RBI on Wednesday announced the second tranche of Open Market Purchase of Government of India Securities under G-sec Acquisition Programme (G-SAP 1.0).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
YES BANK enables reward points redemption to refill oxygen cylinders for Covid patients
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Reinforcing its commitment to support communities, YES BANK has enabled its customers to use their banking and credit card reward points to contribute towards medical oxygen for COVID-19 patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Two held for black marketing of plasma in Noida
Gautam Buddh Nagar, May 12 (IANS) As Covid cases increase, the black marketing of plasma is also on the rise. The Noida police on Wednesday arrested two persons accused of black marketing of plasma, recommended by doctors for treatment of Covid patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Creating more goal-scoring opportunities important: Lalremsiami
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) India women's hockey team forward Lalremsiami will focus on creating more goal-scoring opportunities when the team competes at the Tokyo Olympics 70 days from now.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
"Learn from bitter experience': HC pulls up Delhi govt for not fully operationalising Indira Gandhi Hospital
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure with Delhi government for not fully operationalising the 1,241 bedded Indira Gandhi Hospital, which currently has only 80 beds for non-serious COVID patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tiruppur garment units to shutdown from Friday till May 24
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Garment units in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur will down their shutters from Friday evening till May 24 in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, said a top official of the Tiruppur Exporters Association (TEA).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
2 districts account for over 50% of Bengal's Covid deaths
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Two districts in West Bengal -- Kolkata and North 24 Parganas ? have cumulatively reported more than 50 per cent of the total deaths caused by Covid-19 in the state since May 1, prompting the state government to consider taking additional measures for these two hotspots.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tamannaah: I always find great joy when fans resonate with my reel characters
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia plays an ethical hacker in the upcoming series "November Story", and she feels the project helped her explore creative nuances. She adds that her joy lies in fans resonating strongly with the characters she portrays.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Four of a family killed in Bihar
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Four members of a family were allegedly killed by unidentified men and their bodies thrown into a dam in Bihar's Nawada district, said a police official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will know if I have fully recovered when I start practice: Saha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) SunRisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha was one of many players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) who had tested positive for Covid-19, which eventually led to the indefinite postponement of the tournament itself.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Centre continues sending global aid to states, UTs for Covid management
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Central government continues to dispatch global aid to states and Union Territories (UTs) across the country for Covid-19 management.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
50 snakes in one house create scare in UP
Fatehpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Fear gripped the Laluganj area in Jahanabad police circle in Fatehpur district when snakes started coming out of a house.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
7,400 office leases of 90 mn sq ft up for renewal in top 6 cities
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Over 7,400 office space leases spanning around 90 million square feet area will come up for renewal in 2021 across the top six cities -- Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Gurugram and Noida, as per the Anarock data.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Ayodhya Hindus elect Muslim as village head
Ayodhya (UP), May 12 (IANS) Rajanpur village in Rudauli assembly segment in Ayodhya seems as ordinary as hundreds of other villages in the area. What has suddenly made it extraordinary is the fact that this Hindu-dominated village has recently elected a Muslim as a Gram Pradhan.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Cabinet approves transfer of ITBP land to Uttrakhand for Ropeway System
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved transfer of 1,500 square metres of land belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Mussoorie to the State Government of Uttarakhand for their infrastructure project, namely, 'Aerial Passenger Ropeway System' between Dehradun and Mussoorie.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Reputed hockey umpire Ravinder Sodhi passes away
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Hockey umpire Ravinder Singh Sodhi, who had officiated in the Indira Gandhi International Gold Cup at Lucknow in 1988, passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday following Covid-related complications. He was 66.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Varun Konidela urges everyone to stay home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Konidela posted on Instagram on Wednesday urging everyone to stay at home.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bhima Koregaon case: SC dismisses activist Gautam Navlakha's bail plea
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea by activist Gautam Navlakha, who sought bail in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case of Maharashtra's Bhima Koregaon.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Thikhri Pehra' makes comeback in Haryana to contain virus
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With the surge in the pandemic in rural areas, the Haryana government on Wednesday directed the Deputy Commissioners to enforce the age-old practice of setting up 'Thikhri Pehra' or community policing in villages.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rakul Preet Singh starts fundraiser to help Covid patients
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh has announced a fundraising campaign to help Covid patients in the country. She is urging people to contribute, so that they can aid the provision of oxygen supply through oxygen concentrators and cylinders and their refilling, besides live-saving equipment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid may lead to erectile dysfunction in men long after recovery
New York, May 12 (IANS) US researchers have for the first time demonstrated that Covid-19 can be present in the penis tissue long after men recover from the infection and lead to erectile dysfunction.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Week after launching drive, Delhi runs out of Covaxin stock for 18-44
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A week after kick-starting the Covid vaccination drive for those in the age group of 18-44 years, the national capital has ran out of its Covaxin stock for this particular segment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Govt takes steps to make available drug to fight black fungus
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The government has said it is taking steps to ramp up availability of Amphotericin B - to fight Mucormycosis, a black fungus infection in Covid patients.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
5 killed, 16 wounded in car crash in southern Egypt
Cairo, May 12 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday in a crash involved a minibus and a private car at Sohag desert road in southern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cabinet approves Rs 18,000 cr PLI scheme for ACC batteries
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, 'National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage' for achieving manufacturing capacity of 50 Giga Watt Hour (GWh) of ACC and 5 GWh of 'niche' ACC, at an outlay of Rs 18,100 crore.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Anshuman Jha: 'Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele' is the last film my mother saw
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha says his new release "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele" is special for him because it was his last film that his mother saw before she died last year.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Afghanistan reports 370 new Covid cases, tally at 63,088
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Afghanistan reported 370 new confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, raising its national tally to 63,088, including 5,793 active cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine,Politics
4cr Indian smartphone users can take 5G in 1st year: Report
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At least 4 crore (40 million) smartphone users in India could take up 5G in the first year of 5G being made available, a report said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Former pace bowler RP Singh's father passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former India pace bowler RP Singh's father died on Wednesday due to Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
BDO conducts last rites of Covid victim as kin stay away
Patna, May 12 (IANS) At a time when some people are abandoning their loved ones who died due to Covid, a Block Development Officer (BDO) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has set an example by performing the last rites of a corona victim.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Appavu elected Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly unopposed
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) DMK lawmakers M. Appavu and K. Pitchandi were on Wednesday sworn-in as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, of the 16th Tamil Nadu Assembly, after they were elected unopposed to the posts.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
CINTAA to represent India in International Federation of Actors executive committee
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) has been voted by 63 countries to join the International Federation of Actors (FIA) executive committee.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BMS urges Centre for free jabs, compensation to workers for treatment
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has given several important suggestions to the Union Government's Ministry of Labour and Employment amidst the Corona epidemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pratik Gandhi: It took almost 16 years to reach this place
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi, who became a pan-India sensation last year with his portrayal of Harshad Mehta in the popular series "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story", says it took him over a decade to reach where he is today.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Italian Open: Djokovic wins but loses cool in rain-marred match
Rome, May 12 (IANS) Serbia's Novak Djokovic got past American Taylor Fritz 6-3, 7-6(5) to advance to the third round of Italian Open but not before the world No. 1 had lost his cool against the chair umpire for not suspending the match because of rain.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Telangana Muslim leaders urge community to offer Eid prayers at home
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Muslim leaders on Wednesday appealed to their community in Telangana to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at home in view of the statewide lockdown.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Western Command Covid Hospital opens in Patiala
Patiala, May 12 (IANS) A Western Command Covid Hospital has been made operational for civilians on Wednesday inside the complex of Rajindra Hospital here, with an elaborate plan for division of responsibilities between the Indian Army and the civil and hospital administrations.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
India's active caseload declines for second consecutive day
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The country's active caseload declined for the second consecutive day on Wednesday to 37,04,099. It now comprises 15.87% of the country's total Covid positive cases. A net decline of 11,122 cases was recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Covid vax safe in pregnancy, does not damage placenta: Study
New York, May 12 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccines are safe in pregnancy and cause no injury to placenta, say researchers, dispelling vaccine hesitancy among pregnant women.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Russia's Covid-19 cases surpass 4.9mn
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) Russia registered 8,217 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 4,905,059, the country's Covid-19 response centre said in a statement Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Breathe deep, crawl and walk for Covid recovery
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Johns Hopkins Medicine Rehabilitation Network has prescribed a phased rehabilitation program for Covid patients to help them return to their way of life and enjoy full health.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Pak to open vaccination registration for people aged 30-39
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Chairman of Pakistan's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said on Wednesday that the registration of Covid-19 vaccination for citizens aged 30 to 39 will be open from May 16.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sambhavna on father's death: It was not just Covid which killed him
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress and former "Bigg Boss" contestant Sambhavna Seth, who lost her father to Covid-19 complications, says he could have been saved and it was not just the deadly virus that took his life.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Azam Khan critical but stable
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Senior Samajwadi MP Mohd Azam Khan's condition is now stable though the next 72 hours are crucial for him.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines logs 4,842 new Covid cases, total rises to over 1.11mn
Manila, May 12 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,842 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,118,359.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Brinton Pharmaceuticals ramps production of anti-Covid drug
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Brinton Pharmaceuticals has more than tripled up the production of Faviton (Favipiravir 400) tablet, used as an oral antiviral therapy to treat mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19 infection, the company said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
B'wood on floating corpses: You can fudge data, how do you hide bodies?
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) With more dead bodies found floating in the Ganga amid the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express shock and condemn the horrific incidents.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TN-based HLL Biotech facilities not used for vaccine manufacturing
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) HLL Biotech at Chengalpet in Tamil Nadu, a sprawling 100-acre campus located 55 km from Chennai, is equipped with all modern facilities and has state-of-the-art technology to manufacture vaccines but was not used during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy
Thailand reports daily record of 34 Covid-19 deaths, 1,983 new infections
Bangkok, May 12 (IANS) Thailand on Wednesday reported a new daily record of 34 Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country's death toll to 486, with 1,983 new infections, according to the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
2021-05-12
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tech Mahindra, HCL to help with O2 supply
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As India continues to struggle with the second and more brutal wave of Covid-19, technology companies Tech Mahindra and HCL on Wednesday pledged support to strengthen the country's fight against Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
CINTAA to represent India at International Federation of Actors
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) has been voted by 63 countries to join the International Federation of Actors (FIA) executive committee.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Global chip shortage to persist till Q2 2022: Gartner
New York, May 12 (IANS) The global semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021 and is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022, a Gartner report said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
Ludacris recalls his last-minute auditioning for '2 Fast 2 Furious'
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor and rapper Ludacris, who plays Tej Parker in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, shared a host of fascinating insights about his role and the films in the latest episode of the podcast, "F9: The Fast Saga".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US agrees to remove Xiaomi from blacklist, shares jump
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) The Joe Biden administration has agreed to remove Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from the blacklist imposed by the earlier Donald Trump administration that designated it as a "Communist Chinese military company" and barred the firm from doing business with the US firms.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Politics
India's table tennis tiger Chandrasekhar dead fighting Covid
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) India's table tennis tiger 63-year old V. Chandrasekhar popularly known as Chandra succumbed to Covid-19 here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Health/Medicine,Tennis
WHO has not associated 'Indian Variant' with B.1.617: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified on Wednesday that WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with B.1.617, now classified as "Variant of Concern".
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asst registrar of IIT-K commits suicide
Kanpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Surjeet Kumar Das, an assistant registrar at IIT, Kanpur committed suicide at his official residence here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Are you willing to date someone who is not vaccinated?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Amid the second and more lethal wave of Coronavirus in India, an increasing number of people prefer to date only those who are vaccinated, reveals a survey.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
679 recovered Covid-19 patients donate plasma in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate in Gurugram has reached 77.18 per cent and 679 people out of 1,27,181 recovered patients have donated plasma in the district. Nearly 1,292 units of plasma from these people have been received by the Rotary Blood Bank here.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National
Containment zones increase in central, reduce in north Chennai
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) With Covid cases on the rise in Chennai, a study shows that the spread is not even. While there is a stagnation and reduction in Northern Chennai, Central Chennai has an increase. South Chennai showed just a marginal increase, according to a press release of the Greater Chennai Corporation.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
TAIPA urges DoT to categorise telecom field personnel as 'frontline workers'
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has written to Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) seeking the inclusion of telecom field personnel under 'frontline workers' category for priority in Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Helpline launched for movement of medical staff in Kashmir in Covid curfew
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) A special helpline has been established by the police to ensure hassle-free movement of doctors and para-medical staff during the ongoing corona curfew in Kashmir, the police said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Ammonite: Winslet and Ronan shine in sensitive film (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Ammonite (film on BookMyShow Stream); Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle; Direction: Francis Lee; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fire in Ghaziabad carton factory, no casualties reported
Ghaziabad, May 12 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a carton manufacturing factory in the Kavi Nagar Industrial Area in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district on Wednesday morning. However, no loss of life or property has been reported till now. Fire brigade personnel arrived at the site on receiving information and brought the fire under control.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Over two lakh medical kits delivered to Covid patients in MP
Bhopal, May 12 (IANS) Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases across Madhya Pradesh, the state government has distributed over two lakh medical kits to patients infected with the virus as well as encouraged people to undergo treatment for the infection at home. This is the reason that there are a large number of people in home quarantine.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
We stand with Gaza: Imran reiterates support for Palestine
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday took to Twitter to reiterate his support for the people of Palestine, denouncing atrocities being committed by Israel.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Perera named SL ODI captain ahead of B'desh series
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) Kusal Perera has been named Sri Lanka's ODI captain ahead of their three-match series against Bangladesh.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Pappu Yadav starts hunger strike in prison, attacks Nitish
Patna, May 12 (IANS) Former MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP ) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday launched a hunger strike at Veerpur jail in Bihar's Supaul district.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
OPPO Reno6 Pro likely to feature Dimensity 1200: Report
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, which is reportedly working on the launch of the Reno6 series, might launch the 'Pro' variant with MediaTek Dimensity 1200.
2021-05-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Haryana districts around NCR see alarming high positivity rate
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With Haryana districts around the national capital showing an alarming high positivity rate as most of the Covid cases are being reported from the rural areas, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has gone into action mode, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Pictures of endangered GIBs poached in Pak go viral, Indian conservationists worried
Jaipur, May 12 (IANS) It has been over a month that pictures of two male Great Indian Bustards allegedly poached in Pakistan's Cholistan desert have gone viral, but no stern action by Islamabad has left the Indian conservationists shocked and surprised.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Environment/Wildlife
Young Bill Gates allegedly hosted naked pool parties: Biographer
New York, May 12 (IANS) As the mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates are heading for divorce, a biographer has spilled the beans about the Microsoft co-founder's and described him as a womanising party-boy during his early years, the Daily Mail reported.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Technology
CBI officer Ragothaman who probed Rajiv Gandhi case dies
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The CBI officer who was part of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case investigation, K. Ragothaman passed away in Chennai on Wednesday due to Covid-19. He was 75.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Cairn Oil & Gas starts production from tight oil project in Rajasthan
Barmer, May 12 (IANS) Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, India's largest private oil and gas exploration and production company, has achieved a significant milestone by starting production from its NA #01 facility in Aishwariya Barmer Hills in Rajasthan.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,Business/Economy
India's flexible space segment to grow at 10-15% annually for next 3 years
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The co-working or flexible space segment in India is likely to grow at the rate of 10-15 per cent annually for the next three years, according to a CBRE report.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Edible oil, LPG prices go through roof in 2 years
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The common man is hurting due to the sharp rise in prices of essential commodities like edible oil and LPG in the last three years.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
World's largest cooling stations installed in Grand Mosque
Makkah, May 12 (IANS) As part of Saudi Arabia's efforts to provide high-quality services to visitors and pilgrims of the Holy Mosques using the latest technologies, the worlds largest cooling plant of its kind has been installed in Makkahs Grand Mosque to ensure that worshipers perform their rituals in the cool and fresh atmosphere inside Al-Haram.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Health/Medicine,Politics,Religion
Govt's mega push for positivity is like burying one's head in the sand: Rahul
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gabdhi on Wednesday slammed the government over its mega push for positivity to fend off criticism nationally and internationally as "burying one's head in the sand" and a betrayal of citizens.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Priyanka says impossible to fight Covid without door-to-door vaccine delivery
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the government for celebrating Vaccination Day on April 12 and claimed that the vaccination rate was down by 82 per cent within 30 days.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
On Int'l Nurses Day, a Kerala male nurse is cynosure of all eyes
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Matching the theme for the 2021 International Nurses Day which is -- Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare, perfectly fits the bill for 35-year-old Kerala male nurse P.M. Arun Kumar as he can be called the poor man's Thomas Alva Edison on account of the various things he has made for safe handling of the Covid pandemic, and for health care professionals.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bharat Biotech refuse more Covaxin to Delhi, Covishield stock to reach today
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) There is no stock of -- Covaxin for those between 18-45 of age and around 100 newly setup vaccination centers at government schools will administer Covishield only.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Refiners cut output to prevent stock build up in a market with subdued demand
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) With India's fuel demand slipping again after reimposition of lockdowns across parts of the country to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases, Indian oil refiners have started doing the balancing act to prevent buildup of excess stock of products with squeezing outlets to liquidate them.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SP leader booked for defaming BJP MP in Thai woman case
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) The Lucknow police has lodged an FIR against Samajwadi Party spokesman I.P. Singh and two others for allegedly defaming BJP MP Sanjay Seth and his family on social media.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India should play both Jadeja and Ashwin in WTC final: Ojha
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin should both be playing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand for their prowess with the bat as much as their ability to take wickets, said Pragyan Ojha.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
People with HIV more likely to get sick with, die from Covid: Study
New York, May 12 (IANS) People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have an increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and fatal outcomes from Covid-19, new research has shown.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid human dimension series: T'gana man dies at Covid testing centre
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a 35-year-old man died while giving his sample for Covid-19 test in Telangana's Warangal Urban district.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana Roadways converts five mini-buses into ambulances
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) As part of its efforts to cater to more ambulance services to the Gurugram residents, the Haryana Roadways has converted five of its mini-buses into ambulances.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
It's time to stand together and not to criticise: Sibal
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) After war of words erupted between Congress and the BJP over the handling of the pandemic, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said, its time to stand together and not a time to criticise.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan sees lowest number of cases since March 16
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan reported the lowest number of Covid-19 cases since March 16 as the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) issued guidelines for Eidul Fitr prayers on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
First South Indian monk is Chief Vedic Acharya of Sanyasi Mahasabha
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Renowned religious personality Swami Tapasyananda Saraswathi of Kerala has become the first-ever South Indian to be named as the Chief Vedic Acharya of the Sanyasi Mahasabha, based in Ahmedabad, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vedanta supports Goa govt with 100-bed health infrastructure
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) As the state of Goa battles the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic with sudden surge in cases, Vedanta Sesa Goa Iron Ore has committed to add 100-bed infrastructure capacity to support the state government in combating the pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Chess Anand & 4 GMs Covid relief fund matches raises $5K
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The online chess game site www.chess.com has already raised $5,000 towards Covid-19 in India in general and also to assist chess players affected by the pandemic, said an official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Betting Central,Other Sports
'Vikas' is back with petrol touching Rs 100/ltr: Congress
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As petrol crossed Rs 100 a litre mark in many parts of the country, the Congress has taken a jibe at the government saying, Vikas is back after elections.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Ethiopia records 552 new Covid-19 cases
Addis Ababa, May 12 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 552 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 263,672 as of Tuesday evening, said the country's health ministry.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aluminium Industry reiterates urgency for 5% RoDTEP rate for economic sustainability
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has pushed for speedy implementation of the RoDTEP Scheme (Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products) for the Indian Aluminium industry on priority to survive these challenging times.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
SWIFT, Accenture publish paper on central bank digital currencies in cross-border payments
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) SWIFT and Accenture on Wednesday published a paper on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in cross-border payments as part of broader digital asset innovation to help the financial community prepare for the possibility of moving payments in new forms of currency internationally.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Zydus Cadila to sell its India focused animal health biz for Rs 2,921 cr to Multiples, RARE
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Zydus Animal Health and Investments Limited (ZAHL) a wholly owned material subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare Limited, has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement (BTA) and other ancillary agreements to sell and transfer its Animal Healthcare Established Markets Undertaking to Multiples Alternate Asset Management led consortium.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nagaland BJP to provide one time meal to frontline workers in Kohima
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Nagaland's BJP unit is set to launch a campaign to provide 'One-Time Meal' to the frontline workers in Kohima town.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
In Kashmir, Covid-19 draws LG Sinha and mainstream politicians into a huddle
New Delhi, May 12: For the first time since his taking over in August 2020, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday spoke to Jammu and Kashmirs senior mainstream politicians?including the former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad?on telephone and sought their suggestions with regard to his governments response to the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Roads go deserted as lockdown begins in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Roads wore a deserted look in Hyderabad and the rest of Telangana on Wednesday morning as the 10-day lockdown began across the state to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal plunges into political crisis as China's gambit flops
New Delhi, May 12: Chinas desperate attempts to bring about a patch-up between the two warring factions of the Nepal Communist Party have come a cropper, plunging the Himalayan country into a political crisis at a time when the deadly Covid-19 pandemic has also peaked in the country.
2021-05-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Allahabad HC makes scathing comment on EC, govts
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on the Election Commission, the higher courts and the government, the Allahabad High Court has said that they "failed to fathom the disastrous consequences" of permitting elections in a few states and the panchayat election in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
9Unicorns invests in EV mobility startup ElecTorq
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Idea-phase accelerator fund 9Unicorns on Wednesday said it has led an undisclosed pre-Series A funding round in electric vehicle (EV) mobility solution provider ElecTorq.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian student shot dead by uncle in Canada
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) A 43-year-old man has been charged with shooting dead his 19-year-old nephew and attempted murder of his wife.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident
India's coronavirus variant spread to 44 countries: WHO
Geneva, May 12 (IANS) The Indian coronavirus variant (B1617), which has now been declared a "variant of global concern" has spread to 44 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Goa B-school floats program for food photographers, bloggers
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) With restaurants and the food and beverage industry floundering in wake of the pandemic, Goa's photographers and bloggers specialising in food, are learning to adapt to the new normal by tweaking their sales pitch and their budgets.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy
Urvashi Rautela tried adding Bollywood elements to her international album 'Versace Baby'
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Rautela, who has shot her debut international music album "Versace Baby" with Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan, says she has tried to add a lot of Bollywood elements to the song, and also tried to ensure an element of Indianness about it.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Grenade attack on police party in J&K
Jammu, May 12 (IANS) Unidentified persons hurled a grenade at a police party engaged in checking vehicles in J&K's Samba district, which exploded without causing any damage.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
'Pune tops among Indian cities in health infra with 3.5 hospital beds per 1k people'
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) As the second wave of Covid-19 cripples the Indian healthcare system with hospitals running out of beds and oxygen supply, a report by Housing.com shows that when it comes to health infrastructure, Pune is the most equipped city in India, although, with just 3.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
YouTube to distribute $100M among top 'Shorts' creators
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) In a bid to bring more engagement on its platform that is similar to TikTok, YouTube said that it plans to pay $100 million to creators who use YouTube Shorts.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This Tiruppur doctor opens 'Oxygen Pandal' for the needy
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) While people have been frantically running from pillar to post to get Oxygen for the near and dear ones who are gasping for breath and stories of exploitation coming from across the country, a Doctor in Tirupur has turned Good Samaritan with his noble act.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Shakib could give PSL a miss for DPL
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could give the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) a miss to play the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) that starts on May 31. Shakib was one of three Bangladesh cricketers -- alongwith Liton Das and Mahmudullah -- who were picked by different franchises in the replacement draft for the remainder of the PSL.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Job activity declined in most Indian industries in April
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) As India battles the lethal second Covid wave amid state-level lockdowns, industries like travel and tourism, education and engineering, cement, construction, iron/steel continue to show decline in job postings, a new report showed on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
3rd express with 64T O2 reaches Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The third Oxygen Express from Angul in Odisha to Telangana reached Hyderabad on Wednesday, South Central Railway officials said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India's Geo Imaging Satellite GISAT-1 launch further delayed
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Uncertainty continues to dog the flight of India's first Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) this time due to coronavirus spread across the country, said an official of Indian space agency.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Sometimes miss Dhoni's guidance: Kuldeep Yadav
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Spinner Kuldeep Yadav has admitted that he misses the guidance he used to get from MS Dhoni when the latter kept wickets. Kuldeep has seen his international appearances nosedive since the end of 2019, which was also the year that Dhoni played his last match for India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vaccine profile frames, stickers gain popularity on FB, Instagram
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) More than 5 million people globally have used Facebook profile frames in support of vaccination and since April, over 7 million users on Instagram have used Covid-19 vaccine stickers to share that they got vaccinated or share their support for vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Tension between Israel, Gaza militants threatens to further escalate
Gaza, May 12 (IANS) The tit-for-tat trade of fire between militant groups in the Gaza Strip and Israel has been mounting on Tuesday, leaving 28 Palestinians and three Israelis killed and dozens of others wounded from both sides.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics,Terrorism
Covid-19 impact on placement industry
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Last February, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, educational institutions across the country had to comply by government regulations and shut down operations to uphold the safety of the students and curb the spread of the virus.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
The intriguing story of how Sikkim became India's 22nd state
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Sikkim remains an enigma for most, with many misconceptions about its history and its merger with India in 1975. In "Sikkim ? A History of Intrigue and Alliance" (HarperCollins), former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik combines insights into the erstwhile kingdoms unique history with the intriguing story of how it became Indias 22nd state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Tejpal rape trial: Judgement postponed due to lack of staff
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The judgement in the rape case filed against former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal may now be pronounced on May 19, the defence counsel in the case said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allu Arjun tests negative for Covid-19
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun on Wednesday shared that he has tested negative for Covid-19 after 15 days of quarantine.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Religion,Southern Cinema
4 out of 7 women complain of PCOS or PCOD, infertility or menstrual disorders
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) Polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease (PCOS/PCOD) is a common condition in women in their reproductive age caused due to hormonal imbalance. This hormonal breakdown results in irregular or prolonged menstrual periods, excessive body hair, acne, and hair loss. Because of this, Polycystic ovaries may fail to develop follicles and regularly release eggs, causing difficulty in conceiving.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Chile reports 3,771 cases, 38 deaths from Covid in one day
Santiago, May 12 (IANS) Chile's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 3,771 new Covid-19 infections and 38 more deaths in the past 24 hours, for a total of 1,256,546 cases and 27,356 deaths, amid a slight decrease in cases.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Aroma can be a therapeutic process in building positivity
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) It is a challenge to relax in a fast paced world which is currently undergoing a crisis. Investing time and energy in activities that can help de-stress is tough in a busy schedule, even if its work from home nowadays. All you need is a daily healthy ritual that can help strike the balance between your mind, body and soul.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The seven-day summer food calendar
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) When you spend considerable time in the scorching heat, it can cause detrimental effects on your health. As the body temperature increases, it leads to profuse sweating, signs of dehydration, sticky skin, tiredness, headache, dizziness, nausea, cramps, and a quick, weak pulse.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Argentina reports 25,976 Covid-19 cases in one day
Buenos Aires, May 12 (IANS) Argentina reported 25,976 new Covid-19 infections and 490 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,191,097 cases and 68,311 deaths, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine,Politics
Is olive pomace oil healthy for Indian cooking?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANSlife) The year 2020 has been an eye opener in many ways. Not only did it lead to introspection in general, it also changed quite eating habits, fitness and cooking styles.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Coal plant pollution can cause 8,300 deaths in India
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Air pollution from planned new coal plants built by companies in which HSBC holds ownership stakes will cause an estimated 18,700 global deaths, close to half in India, from air pollution per year, a new research from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
UN forecasts India's economy to grow 7.5% in 2021, but warns situation 'fragile'
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) The UN forecasts India's economy to grow by 7.5 per cent this calendar year and rebound to 10.5 per cent next year with the caveat that the outlook is "highly fragile" because of the brutal Covid-19 second wave.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Chennai to roll out oxygen parlours for Covid patients
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Amid spiralling coronavirus cases, the Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to roll out "oxygen parlours" for Covid patients across three regions of the city.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 claims over 425,500 lives in Brazil
Rio De Janeiro, May 12 (IANS) Brazil's Covid-19 death toll reached 425,540 on Tuesday, after the Ministry of Health reported 2,311 more deaths from the pandemic in one day.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dr Reddy's to manufacture baricitinib for Covid treatment
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a royalty-free, non-exclusive voluntary licensing agreement with Eli Lilly and Company for the manufacture and commercialization of baricitinib in India.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Now Lenovo skips physical Mobile World Congress amid pandemic
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) After Samsung, consumer electronics major Lenovo has announced not to attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in-person in Barcelona this year.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 dead after consuming spurious liquor in UP
Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), May 12 (IANS) Five persons have died and seven have been hospitalised after consuming spurious liquor in Ambedkar Nagar district on the Azamgarh border.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
TN announces compensation for doctors' families
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday announced Rs 25 lakh compensation to the families of 43 doctors who had lost their lives while on Covid-19 patient treatment duty.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
This was the hardest: Guardiola on City's Premier League triumph
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City won their third Premier League title under manager Pep Guardiola and their fifth overall and the Spaniard said that this one has been the toughest league victory yet because of the conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UP police officer gets PETA award for feeding animals
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lucknow, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, has been conferred the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India Award in appreciation of his efforts to feed animals during the lockdowns.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fuel prices rise for third day, closing on Rs 100/lt in Mumbai
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Maintaining its rising trend, fuel prices increased for the third day in a row on Wednesday as state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates of petrol and diesel by 25 paise per litre each in the national capital.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sensex down 400 points; banking, oil & gas stocks fall
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Wednesday morning with the BSE Sensex losing over 400 points.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Belgium introduces 'summer plan' to ease Covid-19 lockdown
Brussels, May 12 (IANS) Belgium will relax coronavirus lockdown measures on June 9 after a gradual "summer plan" was introduced by the Consultative Committee, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said at a press conference on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Samsung, Sony, Hitachi invest in UK healthtech firm Huma
London, May 12 (IANS) Samsung, Sony and Hitachi have invested in UK heathtech company Huma Therapeutics Limited in its latest Series C funding round with financing of approximately $130 million, the company said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology,Health/Medicine
About 70 migrants brought to Malta after rescue
Valletta, May 12 (IANS) A group of around 70 migrants were brought to Malta after being rescued to the south of the island on Monday night following a distress call, a spokesperson from the Home Affairs Ministry said.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Malta,Politics
Body of rocket attack victim from Kerala to be brought home
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, will be brought to her home, said relatives and authorities.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security
Apple stopped over $1.5B in potentially fraudulent transactions in 2020
San Francisco, May 12 (IANS) Apple protected customers from more than $1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions on its App Store, preventing the attempted theft of their money, information and time and kept nearly a million risky new apps out of their hands last year, the company has announced.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Zareen Khan on playing a gay character: Just had to be honest to emotion of love
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Zareen Khan plays a homosexual woman in the recently released film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele". While makers were sceptical to cast her in the role initially, the actress says it is not the first time that she has faced such a situation.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
B'desh plane carrying China-donated vaccines arrives in Dhaka
Dhaka, May 12 (IANS) A special plane of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) carrying the China-donated Covid-19 vaccines and AD syringes landed in capital Dhaka early on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Manchester City win 5th Premier League title in 10 years (Ld)
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions once again after Manchester United were beaten 2-1 at home by Leicester City.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Instagram lets users list their pronouns on profiles
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has announced to let users add up to four pronouns to their profiles, which they can then display publicly or only to their followers.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
5 ex-workers sue BAPS in US alleging forced labour
New York, May 12 (IANS) Five men who had worked at a Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple have filed a case in a federal court alleging that they were made to work as "forced labour" in the construction and maintenance of the shrine in New Jersey, according to court documents.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Politics,Religion
Amitabh Thakur challenges compulsory retirement in CAT
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Former IPS officer, Amitabh Thakur, has challenged his compulsory retirement order in the Lucknow bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
This UP village has sealed itself to check Covid spread
Bulandshahr (UP), May 12 (IANS) The Parwana village in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh has sealed itself to prevent the spread of Covid infection.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung researcher to lead largest working group in 3GPP
Seoul, May 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday that one of its senior researchers will head the largest working group in a global mobile telecommunication standards organisation, boasting of its leadership in the wireless communications sector.
2021-05-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) India on Wednesday recorded 4,205 deaths due to Covid, highest till date with 3,48,421 fresh cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
South Australian university reveals mRNA vaccine manufacturing plan
Canberra, May 12 (IANS) Australia could achieve vaccine self-reliance within half a year after the University of Adelaide (UA) revealed a plan to manufacture mRNA vaccines.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Top Goa official defends ivermectin use to combat Covid
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) The dean of the state government's apex health facility, the Goa Medical College, has defended the use of ivermectin as a preventive drug for Covid prevention for all persons above 18 year in Goa even as WHO believes otherwise.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 159.3mn
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 159.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.31 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
'ILI'creates scare in UP villages
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) It is now ILI that is creating a scare in Uttar Pradesh villages.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
UP gets ready with PICU for kids with Covid
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Intensifying the preparations to protect children from the Covid infection, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered special arrangements at hospitals on the lines of ICU to ensure top class treatment.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
After Nadda's letter, UPCC chief mounts attack on Yogi govt
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) A day after BJP president J.P. Nadda wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, objecting to 'unwarranted' statements being made by Congress leaders, Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu mounted a vicious attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Financial discipline is must: Ex-Kerala Min Isaac
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Outgoing Finance Minister Thomas Isaac is pretty confident that the state of finances in Kerala is in perfect condition and for the coming one year one needs to have no worries of it.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Floating bodies cremated in UP districts
Ghazipur /Ballia, May 12 (IANS) All the bodies recovered from the Ganga river in Ghazipur and Ballia districts were cremated and investigations have been initiated to find out where the bodies had been immersed in the river.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Driven to extinction in US, scientists favour reintroduction of jaguars
New York, May 12 (IANS) Driven to extinction in the US 50 years ago, now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars there, a group of scientists say.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,National,Environment/Wildlife
Good Samaritans keep hope afloat amid Covid catastrophe
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At a time when the nation is grappling with a relentless second wave of Covid-19, leading to a huge spike in the number of cases and posing challenges to the healthcare system and the administration, some good samaritans have gone out of their way to reduce the burden of pain and hopelessness among society at large.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Call to encourage nursing training at schools (May 12 is World Nurses Day)
Hyderabad, May 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not just rattled lives of millions but has put Indian healthcare machinery under tremendous pressure.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Covid Diary: Being a cremation ground worker amid Covid times
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The shades of dusk are falling -- it is time to exit this space. But people continue to come in with their dead. The quiet synonymous with a cremation ground is replaced by ambulance sirens, relatives in PPE suits and crackling of burning wood.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Chinese mainland reports 16 new imported Covid cases
Beijing, May 12 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 16 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Angelina Jolie admits being picky about dating partners
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Angelina Jolie quips she has been single "for a long time" because she is too picky about partners.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Israel-Gaza violence spirals as Netanyahu vows to intensify attacks
Tel Aviv, May 12 (IANS) Hundreds of rockets were fired upon Israel from Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip throughout Tuesday, as Israel pummelled the tiny coastal territory with airstrikes and the death toll mounted on both sides.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
US top health officials urge vaccination at Senate hearing
Washington, May 12 (IANS) US top health officials on Tuesday testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on efforts to combat Covid-19, urging people to get vaccinated.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
One killed in rocket attack near Tel Aviv; airport closed
Tel Aviv, May 12 (IANS) One person was killed on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening after a rocket attack by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Russia urges restraint as Palestinian-Israeli tensions flare up
Moscow, May 12 (IANS) The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called on Palestinians and Israelis to exercise restraint and refrain from steps that could further escalate the conflict in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Russian Federation,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
26 AMU professors die of Covid-19
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At least 44 people, including 26 professors have died at the Aligarh Muslim University after getting infected with the lethal novel coronavirus, within just 20 days, officials said, adding the new variant is suspected to have caused the deaths.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
K'taka warns of action against hospitals over beds
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Amid the unprecedented second wave of Covid-19 and rge sudden spike cases, Karnataka on Tuesday warned to initiate legal action against all those hospitals that have failed to hand over beds to the government till date.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
UN report predicts stronger world economic growth
United Nations, May 12 (IANS) A UN report has revised up the world economic growth as a result of robust rebounds in China and the US but warned against fragilities in other economies in the context of Covid-19.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Manchester City crowned Premier League champions
Manchester, May 12 (IANS) Manchester City were on Tuesday crowned 2020-21 Premier League champions after Leicester City's 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford here. This is their third title in the last four years.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
UN chief concerned about Palestinian-Israeli escalations
United Nation, May 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the serious escalations in the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel, including the latest escalation in Gaza, which added to the heightened tensions and violence in occupied East Jerusalem, said his spokesman.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
Two districts contribute most Covid cases in West Bengal
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) In the last 8 days, more than one third of the active Covid cases in West Bengal have been reported from two districts of the state -- Kolkata and North 24 Parganas -- making them the most affected districts in the state.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
India's tour to Sri Lanka: Increasing Covid cases in island a worry
Colombo, May 12 (IANS) India are to tour Sri Lanka for a short cricket series in July, but increasing Covid-19 cases in that country could worry Indian cricket board. The island nation recorded 2,568 cases on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Covid tally crosses 20 lakh in Karnataka with 480 deaths
Bengaluru, May 12 (IANS) Ranking second after Maharashtra on Covid tracker in the country, total positive cases crossed 20 lakh in Karnataka, with 39,510 new cases in a day, while 480 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
RTI activist now booked for demanding Rs 50L from banquet hall owner
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) The Gurugram Police have registered a case of extortion against RTI activist Harinder Dhingra for demanding Rs 50 lakh from a banquet hall owner three years ago, out of which the accused had extorted Rs 5 lakh from the victim, the police said on Tuesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scarlett Johansson to receive Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson will receive the Generation Award at MTV Movie & TV Awards this year.
2021-05-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
K'taka sets 24-hr deadline for Cipla, Jubilant for Remdesivir supply
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Given the sudden spike in the demand for Remdesivir antiviral injections amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka on Tuesday directed two global pharma majors -- Jubilant Pharma and Cipla -- to supply the remaining committed quantity of the drug within 24 hours after receiving the notice.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
2022 World Cup: FIFA holds meeting on workers' welfare
Lausanne, May 11 (IANS) FIFA held a virtual meeting with several member associations and confederations on Tuesday to discuss workers' welfare reforms and broader human rights in Qatar in connection with the countrys hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Football
Manchester United extend Cavani's contract
London, May 11 (IANS) Manchester United have agreed to a one-year contract extension with Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani until June 2022, announced the English Premier League side.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
CM's kin arrested in Andhra limestone quarry explosion case
Kadapa, May 11 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh police have made one more arrest in connection with their ongoing probe into the limestone quarry explosion in Kadapa district on Saturday that left 10 persons dead.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
England cricket board reports big loss in 2020-21 due to Covid-19
London, May 11 (IANS) The raging Covid-19 pandemic caused England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) a loss of 16.1 million pounds in the financial year 2020-21.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ w-k Watling to retire next month, after WTC final vs India
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand Test wicketkeeper Bradley-John Watling, who is part of the New Zealand squad that will travel to England to play two Tests against host and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, will retire after the end of the tour.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Free food to poor from Indira canteens in Bengaluru during lockdown
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike on Tuesday decided to supply free food to migrants and labourers across the city through its network of Indira Canteens.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh calls Chinese envoy's Quad remarks 'presumptuous'
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) A day after China warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A.K. Abdul Momen, said on Tuesday that the country will take a decision based on a neutral and balanced foreign policy.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Italian Open: Berrettini stretched in opener, Monfils exits
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Less than 48 hours after losing a tough Madrid Open final against Alexander Zverev, Italy's world No. 9 Matteo Berrettini was stretched by Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the rain-affected opening round of the Italian Open tennis on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Outrage, protests in Bihar over arrest of Pappu Yadav
Patna, May 11 (IANS) Outrage spread across Bihar after Patna police arrested four-time MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) President Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Tuesday for allegedly violating lockdown norms, with leaders of ruling parties joining the opposition in slamming the move.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mumbai City's Ranawade recalls message from Pep
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai City FC defender Amey Ranawade will never forget the day he received a congratulatory message from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as he lay in a hospital bed recovering from head injury.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
Andhra CM turns to Navy for help with oxygen supply chain
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) At a virtual meeting with the district collectors on Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that although the state government may not be directly responsible for the Ruia Hospital tragedy in Tirupati, the unfortunate incident cannot be denied.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka to use ventilators for treating Covid patients
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Ventilators would be used to treat Covid patients instead of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) to reduce demand on the gas due to surge in cases amid the pandemic's second wave, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Assam govt initiates process to give 1L jobs to youth, waive micro-finance loans
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) The Assam government headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday initiated the process to provide one lakh jobs to the unemployed youth of the state and to evolve strategies to waive the loans given by the micro-finance institutions to the rural people.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Mohua Moitra should focus on stopping violence against our workers: BJP
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday slammed Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra for making 'misleading statements on the cost of the Central Vista project in the national capital and advised her to concentrate on stopping the political violence unleashed against saffron party workers in West Bengal.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BTS to perform 'Butter' for first time at Billboard Music Awards
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Grammy-nominated South Korean super band BTS is all set to perform their new song "Butter" at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. The group made the announcement on their official Twitter handle on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hefazat sub-group 'Manhazi' members trained in Afghanistan
Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) Militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, which was behind the recent unrest in Bangladesh, has a sub-group called "Manhazi", whose members include some "who had trained in Afghanistan", a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Raj announces free ambulance service for Covid patients
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday announced to provide free ambulance service to Covid patients for getting them admitted to the hospitals.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Williamson & Co to leave for England this weekend
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand's Test players, who were in the Indian Premier League, will leave Maldives for England this weekend so as to be able to complete quarantine and practice ahead of the Test series that begins on June 2.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Buffon to end long stay at Juventus
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Gianluigi Buffon, regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, wants to leave Italian league's multiple champions Juventus at the end of this season.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Rome Open: Garbine advances to 2nd round before rain stops play
Rome, May 11 (IANS) Spain's world No.12 Garbine Muguruza overcame rain and a last-minute change of opponent as she swept aside lucky loser Patricia Maria Tig of Romania 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round of the Italian Open tennis here on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Delhi govt to float global tender for vaccines: Sisodia
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In order to meet its target of vaccinating around three lakh people per month in the national capital, the Delhi government will now float a global tender for procuring Covid vaccines, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
O2 plant accounts frozen by Guj govt, Jignesh Mevani to move HC
Gandhinagar, May 11 (IANS) Gujarat's Charity Commissioner has frozen the bank accounts of the NGO associated with independent legislator Jignesh Mevani's oxygen plant project. Mevani and the trust have decided to challenge the order in the high court.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Asha Negi takes a jibe at celebs posing while getting the jab
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) TV star Asha Negi on Tuesday took a potshot at celebrities who make a big deal about posing for videos and pictures while getting vaccinated.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 more Indian Navy ships bring oxygen to K'taka from Kuwait
Mangaluru (Karnataka), May 11 (IANS) Two more Indian Navy ships, INS Kochi and INS Tabar, reached Karnataka's New Mangaluru port with 100 MT of liquid medical oxygen from Kuwait, a defence official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Assam gets first woman Finance Minister
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday allocated the finance portfolio to Ajanta Neog, making her the first woman Finance Minister of the northeastern state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
No Eid prayers in mosques as Telangana closes places of worship
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) There will be no Eid prayers in Telangana mosques as the state government has ordered closure of all places of worship during the 10-day lockdown beginning Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Maha's Covid deaths, cases rise again, state toll crosses 77K
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After a breather of two days, Maharashtra again saw Covid-19 cases and fatalities rise even as the Mumbai situation continued to ease, health officials said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Arshad Madani questions silence of Muslim countries on Israel's oppression
New May 11 (IANS) Maulana Arshad Madani, the President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, has condemned the recent Israeli attack on Palestinians, calling it an act of cruelty and barbarism, as he described the assaults as a serious attack on humanity.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Covid testing, vaccination to continue during Telangana lockdown
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Covid-19 testing and vaccination will continue in Telangana despite the 10-day lockdown which will be coming into force from Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J.Lo spotted with Ben Affleck; actor's buddy Matt Damon wishes they unite
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood star Matt Damon thinks it would be "awesome" if his dear friend, actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck, gets back together with Latina pop superstar Jennifer Lopez.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
First Oxygen Express to Karnataka chugs into Bengaluru
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) The first Oxygen Express to Karnataka with six cryogenic containers chugged into the city's Whitefield railway station, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Don't want to go into 'ugly' details: Pak bowler Amir
Lahore, May 11 (IANS) Former Pakistan pace bowler Mohammed Amir has said that if he discloses the circumstances under which he had to quit international cricket, it will get 'very ugly'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Domestic cricket taught me patience, routine: Nagwaswalla
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Left-arm pace bowler Arzan Nagwaswalla, who has been picked as a standby bowler for India's tour of England, has credited domestic cricket for realising the importance of routine and patience.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Oxygen concentrators case: No interim relief to bizman Navneet Kalra
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday declined to grant interim protection from coercive action to businessman Navneet Kalra in connection with a case with the seizure of oxygen concentrators from his restaurants.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suspended, murder-accused Mumbai cop Sachin Vaze sacked
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday dismissed controversial suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze - involved in the twin cases of planting a car outside industrialist Mukesh Ambani's home and the murder of its owner Mansukh Hiran - from the police force.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Caimi to don Hero MotoSports Team colours this year
Villamartin (Spain), May 11 (IANS) Argentinian rider Franco Caimi is all set to make his debut for Hero MotoSports Team Rally when their Road to Dakar 2022 campaign starts with Andalucia Rally here on Wednesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Krrip Kapur Suri: 'Essaying the role of a villain is one of my fortes'
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Krrip Kapur Suri is all set to unleash a new act of villainy on the small screen. It is an area, he says, is his forte.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Puducherry: BJP equals AINRC's strength after nomination of 3 MLAs
Puducherry, May 11 (IANS) The number of BJP legislators in the Puducherry Assembly has gone up to nine after the Union Home Ministry nominated 3 party leaders as legislators to the House.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
'Dissenter' Azad to head Congress task force on Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Congress has set up a task force on Covid and one of the party's top dissenting voices, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has been appointed as its Chairman.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka launches Oxy Bus service for Covid patients outside hospitals
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of Chennai NGO Oxygen on Wheels's playbook, Karnataka on Tuesday launched its own version - OxyBus service - to aid Covid patients during emergencies.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Video analysis helped us: Hockey defender Rohidas
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Indian national hockey team defender Amit Rohidas has credited India's recent success in Europe and Argentina to his side's dedicated training based on inputs from video analysis.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Transfer Covaxin know-how to other players: Andhra CM to PM
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider the transfer of Covaxin know-how to other players in order to accelerate vaccine production.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
TN announces some lockdown relaxations
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday said fruit sellers were allowed to operate between 6 a.m. to 12 noon like vegetable and flower vendors during the two-week lockdown that began on Monday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Terrorist associate held in J&K, grenades, cash recovered
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) A terrorist associate was arrested in J&K's Kupwara district and incriminating material, including weapons and cash, recovered from his possession, police said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bharat Biotech supplying Covaxin to 18 states (Ld)
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Bharat Biotech has been directly supplying its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 18 states since May 1, the company said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
#IndiaForMothers, an initiative by India Gate and Tisca's Table by Tisca Chopra, supports Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia this Mother's Day (Ld)
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is home to a maximum number of widows and transgenders and we as Indians fondly call them mothers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Sonia sets up panel to probe Cong poll debacle
New May 11 (IANS) Interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday constituted a committee to investigate the reasons for the party's losses in the recently concluded assembly polls.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Recovery impacted as supply chain disrupted, demand contracts: PHD Chamber
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Re-emergence of Covid-19 cases in India and resultant partial lockdowns and curfews in many parts of the country in April have impacted the pace of economic recovery with disruptions in supply chains and contraction in demand, industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said in its latest research report.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Batsmen couldn't analyse MI's Rahul Chahar in IPL: Sivaramakrishnan
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was impressive in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) because people could not analyse him, says former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Nargis Fakhri's dinner date: When he loves to cook and you love to eat
New York, May 11 (IANS) Nargis Fakhri is currently whiling away time in the Big Apple with boyfriend and American chef Justin Santos, and on Tuesday she uploaded a video where he prepares a sumptuous dinner for her.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
4,801 new Covid cases, 32 deaths in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Telangana logged 4,801 new Covid-19 cases and 32 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Day after RTI activist's arrest, scribe with fake stamps held in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) A day after the arrest of an RTI activist and his two sons for committing a property loan fraud of over Rs 15 crore, the police in Gurugram on Tuesday arrested a journalist in connection with the case for his alleged role in creating fake documents using fake stamps of a Tehsildar of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Portronics launches Wi-Fi LED projector at Rs 19,999
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Domestic consumer electronics brand Portronics on Tuesday launched a new Wi-Fi LED projector -- BEEM 200 Plus -- at Rs 19,999.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Telangana lockdown from Tuesday with daily 4-hour relaxation
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) With pressure mounting from different quarters, the Telangana government on Tuesday decided to impose state-wide lockdown from May 12 (Wednesday) for 10 days to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Test positivity rate drops to 24% in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) The test positivity rate for Covid-19 in Gurugram district has come down to 24 per cent from 41.98 per cent in the past two weeks.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
26 die of oxygen shortage at Goa hospital; CM blames dearth of oxygen truck drivers (roundup)
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Lack of expert drivers manning trucks ferrying oxygen has led to the oxygen shortage crisis in Goa's top hospital, Goa Medical College, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, even as Health Minister Vishwajit Rane claimed that 26 persons died within four hours due to shortage of oxygen at the apex health facility.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana to invite global tenders for Covid vaccine
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to invite global tenders to procure Covid-19 vaccine on a war-footing.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Centre plans expert care for children at govt institutions
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Ministry of Women and Child Development is engaging with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) with a view to provide expert care to children staying at the government Child Care Institutions (CCI) across the country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Boman Irani's message to people who lost near ones: Celebrate their life
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani on Tuesday penned a note in memory of his late friend Phiroze, who passed away a year ago, and shared a message for those who have lost their near and dear ones to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
65 deaths, 4352 new cases in J&K in 24 hours
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) As locals in Jammu and Kashmir defied the lockdown on Tuesday to shop for the forthcoming Eid festival, the Covid crisis also defied official efforts to bring it under control with 65 deaths and 4,352 new cases reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Global cues dent equities, metal stocks fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's benchmark equity indices broke a four-day winning streak on Tuesday as global cues marred investors' sentiments.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covaxin stock for 18-45 of age finished in Delhi: Aatishi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The stock of Covaxin in Delhi for those aged between 18-45 years is completely finished, compelling the state administration to begin shutting down vaccination centres, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Atishi said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
ASUS unveils ROG laptops, accessory lineup
Taipei, May 11 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant ASUS on Tuesday unveiled new products, including the Republic of Gamers (ROG) laptops and its fashion accessory lineup.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
Eng players will have little appetite for rescheduled IPL: Atherton
London, May 11 (IANS) England players are unlikely to be eager to go back to their Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises later in the year if a rescheduled 2021 season is held, said former captain Mike Atherton.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Over 60% of digital leaders expect change in working patterns
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) More than 60 per cent of digital leaders in Asia-Pacific believe there will be long-term changes to where and how people work within their organisation, according to a new study by global digital infrastructure company Equinix.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Now Google Pay users can send money to India, Singapore
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Google Pay users in the US will now be able to send money to users in India and Singapore, the company announced on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Smart Power India supports 2,412 micro firms with reliable electricity
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Smart Power India said that its Micro Enterprise Development (MED) programme has helped transform 2,412 commercial and micro entrepreneurs in rural India, across the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand as of April, through reliable electricity access.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhuri Dixit is 'back on set', days after second dose of Covid vax
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene on Tuesday took to Instagram to inform fans that she was "back on set".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Babar Azam's ODI exploits get thumbs up from ICC
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) International Cricket Council's (ICC) Voting Academy member, Mpumelelo Mbangwa called Pakistan's prolific run-getter Babar Azam a 'sight to behold'.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Panchayati Raj Ministry urge states to curb Covid-19 in rural India
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Alarmed with the spread of Covid-19 in rural areas, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has written to all state governments to take preventive measures to curb the spread of the pandemic in rural India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
No respite in Kerala as 37,290 more cases added, TPR at 26.77%
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) The number of new Covid cases in Kerala continued to surge, as 37,290 people were reported positive from 1,39,287 samples tested in the past 24 hours as on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Prioritise beneficiaries for 2nd dose, reserve 70% vax for them: Govt to states
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Aimed to keep to at least those who received the first dose of vaccine safe from Covid, the Centre on Tuesday directed all the states to ensure a second dose for such beneficiaries, instructing them to reserve at least 70 per cent of the vaccines supplied to them from the government of India channel free of cost.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NBCC submits revised bid for Jaypee Infratech
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) NBCC (India) Ltd on Tuesday said that it has submitted a revised bid for the insolvent Jaypee Infratech.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Now, two dozen bodies found on Ganga banks in UP's Ghazipur
Patna/Ghazipur (UP), May 11 (IANS) After Bihar's Buxar, around two dozen bodies were found on the banks of the Ganga at adjoining Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
China's warning to Bangladesh's Hasina not to join QUAD may backfire
New Delhi, May 11: China, on Monday warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or QUAD
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK funding to boost climate disaster responses
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The UK on Tuesday announced 12 million pounds in new funding to support developing countries to better prepare for and respond to disasters, including those linked to climate change.
2021-05-11
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife
Asian smart city startups to soar high by 2025: Report
London/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Smart city startups worldwide are expected to generate $110.7 billion in revenue by 2025, a trifold increase in five years, Norwegian financial services company AksjeBloggen said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Technology
Rasika Dugal: I expect people, at least my loved ones, to be there for me
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal expects her loved ones to be there for her in case she needs help, and similarly she would always reach out to them whenever required.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Body-count spurts at Kolkata crematoriums, families wait for over 24 hours
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Geeta Kumar, a resident of Salt Lake in the satellite town of Kolkata, died of Covid-19 on Saturday evening, but her family members had to wait for nearly 29 hours before they could find a slot at a crematorium in Khardah, nearly 20 km from their place, to perform the last rites on Monday morning.
2021-05-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Naveen Kasturia: It takes just one thing to change a mindset
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Naveen Kasturia plays the male protagonist in the upcoming show "Runaway Lugaai", and says that his character shows how it takes one incident to change everything and get out of the rut.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England may field new faces against New Zealand: Giles
London, May 11 (IANS) England may play a number of uncapped players in next month's Test series against New Zealand so as to keep regulars in the squad as fresh as possible for the Ashes that begins in December.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Boy killed in grenade blast in Assam
Guwahati, May 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy was killed in a grenade blast in Assam's Tinsukia district on Tuesday, police said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Assam,National,Terrorism
Karnataka CM's visit to war room reveals 'patients' occupying beds beyond 20 days, denying genuine patients
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Finally after several people complained about a bed shortage in hospitals, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday directed hospital authorities to take steps to vacate all those patients who are staying in hospitals beyond 20-days.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Features,Health/Medicine
Samsung loses top spot in 4 Southeast Asian smartphone markets
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Samsung Electronics lost its top spot in four major smartphone markets in Southeast Asia in the first quarter of the year, a report showed on Tuesday, as it faced intensified competition with Chinese brands in the region.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Moody's cuts India growth forecast, warns of severe and prolonged stress
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday revised its India GDP forecast down to 9.3 per cent from 13.7 per cent for fiscal 2021.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Pooran, Hetmyer among players retained by Warriors in CPL
St Kitts & Nevis, May 11 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer and Brandon King will be back in action for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2021 Caribbean Premier League after the franchise announced on Tuesday that it had retained 11 players from the last edition.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lack of long format cricket reason behind Bhuvi's exclusion
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Bhuvneshwar Kumar's exclusion from the Test squad to England may have been surprising but lack of competitive multi-day cricket in recent times is being considered the reason behind Uttar Pradesh seamer not being flown to a country which offers help to his style of bowling.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
#IndiaForMothers supports Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia on Mother's Day
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is home to a maximum number of widows and transgenders and we as Indians fondly call them mothers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Intel's new processors to power gamers, content creators
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) To power laptops for gaming, content creators and business professionals, chip giant Intel on Tuesday launched the new 11th Generation Intel Core H-series mobile processors -- code-named "Tiger Lake-H".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
For 87th birthday, Ruskin Bond curates delictable collection of short stories
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ahead of his 87th birthday on May 19, Ruskin Bond, one of Indias most-loved writers of childrens stories, has carefully curated a mixed bag of 25 of his most cherished stories in a new book, "All Time Favourites for Children", (Puffin), interspersed with excellent and quirky artwork that will evoke a range of emotions, not only among the young but also across a spectrum of readers
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Paresh Barua's return may be new Assam CM Sarma's top priority
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) With the ULFA decimated by desertions and deaths of fighters in action, the new BJP government in Assam may push hard to bring elusive guerrilla leader Paresh Barua to the table.
2021-05-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Hansal Mehta says his family is 'hopefully on the road to recovery'
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Tuesday took to Twitter to inform that six people at home, including himself, who have been battling Covid-19, are hopefully on the road to recovery. The director further informed that his son was critical but he was helpless as he himself was also battling the virus.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP MPs open 9 Covid care centres in Delhi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) As part of the 'Sewa Hi Sangathan' campaign, two BJP MPs from the national capital have opened more than half-a-dozen Covid care centres across the city.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hyundai to provide 'Medicare Oxygen' equipment to states most affected by Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India's philanthropic arm - Hyundai Motor India Foundation - on Tuesday announced its CSR project 'Back-to-life'.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Goa Opposition questions use of ivermectin drug as Covid-prevention measure
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Opposition in Goa on Tuesday has questioned Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over the approval of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin for preventive treatment of Covid, after World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan tweeted against using the drug without clinical trials.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Hussey tests positive for Covid-19 again
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has tested positive for Covid-19 again.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
Chennai Corporation hands over 300 oxygen concentrators to govt hospitals
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation has handed over 300 oxygen concentrators to the government hospitals in the city for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft way back to Earth with asteroid sample
Washington, May 11 (IANS) After nearly five years in space, NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the US space agency said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Neetha Shetty: Working during this situation is quite stressful
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Neetha Shetty has been playing a cop in quite a few shows lately, and her new outing sees her solve a mysterious death in a haunted setting.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Geojit to provide 3-in-1 account service to PNB customers
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Financial Services major Geojit has entered into an agreement with Punjab National Bank (PNB) to provide new services to the latter's customers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP lashes out at AAP govt over health infra in Delhi
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The BJP claimed on Tuesday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi did not increase the number of ICU beds, nor did it purchase new ventilators in the last one year.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Appavu likely to become the next Tamil Nadu Speaker
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK is likely to nominate Radhapuram MLA M. Appavu as the Assembly Speaker.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
With record 108 Covid deaths on Tuesday, Andhra on the edge
Amaravati, May 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh continues to reel under the impact of covid, with the state reporting an all-time high death toll of 108 deaths on Tuesday. The covid tally also continues to hover above the 20,000 mark, with 20,345 new cases reported in the 24 hours ending 10 am, Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Godrej Consumer Products names Sudhir Sitapati as next MD & CEO
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) announced on Tuesday that Sudhir Sitapati will join the company as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with effect from October 18, 2021.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Damoh bypoll loss sparks factionalism in BJP in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, May 11 (IANS) The BJP's defeat in the Damoh bypoll and the action taken against those involved in anti-party activities have increased factionalism in the party. As a result, social media has become a battleground for the warring factions.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
When Bobby Deol's sunglasses became a fashion trend
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol has fond memories of his debut film "Barsaat", which released in 1995. Looking back, he recalls how a casual accessory he wore in one of the songs of the film went onto become a fashion trend.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Equity MFs' net inflows at over Rs 3K cr in April: AMFI
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Equity-linked mutual fund schemes saw a net inflows of over Rs 3,437 crore in April, as per the data furnished by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Plea against Central Vista work 'sheer abuse of law': Centre to HC
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Centre told the Delhi High Court that the petition filed before it against the work on both sides of Rajpath under the Central Vista Redevelopment project was an attempt to stall the project under the garb of "public interest".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nadda's letter to Sonia Gandhi sign of arrogance: Congress
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of being "arrogant", soon after BJP President J.P. Nadda shot off a letter to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi, and said that raising issues and making suggestions to the government on the pandemic is the duty of the opposition parties.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Varsities must ensure safety before holding online exams: UGC
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid the current coronavirus crisis across the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has said universities must take care of the on-ground situation before deciding on holding online examinations.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Raveena Tandon: Didn't know I'm going to miss work so much
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon on Tuesday took to social media to share that she misses going to work. She posted a few stills from her last day of shoot for the upcoming crime series "Aranyak", which happened not long ago in February.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded without visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday due to delay in visa process.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Delhi's positivity rate falls below 18%, reports 12,481 new cases
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Witnessing a decline, the national capital reported 12,481 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since April 12 and the daily positivity rate dipping below 18 per cent for the first time since April 14.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Vehicular movement drops at Tamil Nadu borders
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) With lockdowns announced in neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka too, vehicular movement in Tamil Nadu's border areas has come down.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kejriwal urges Centre to allow more firms to manufacture vaccines
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic across India with a continous increase in demand for vaccines, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Centre to allow more pharmaceutical firms to manufacture vaccines for India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Release Rs 60 cr for sports varsity construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to immediately release the sanctioned amount of Rs 60 crore for the first phase construction of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU) in Patiala.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Politics
Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi among top 10 cities with 24% Covid cases
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Ernakulam and Nagpur are among those top 10 cities in the country which account for 24.44 per cent of total active cases.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Karishma Kotak on shooting for Yasser Desai's music video in London
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Karishma Kotak recently shot for a song with singer Yasser Desai on the streets of London and, being on home turf in the UK Capital city, she says she could show around the crew, too.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Haryana CM opens 150-bed Covid care centre in Sirsa
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday virtually inaugurated a 150-bed Covid care centre at Baba Tara Charitable Hospital and Research Centre in Sirsa town. In the centre, ventilator beds have also been installed.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries outnumber new cases in India after 61 days
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in 61 days, recoveries outnumbered new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, providing some relief to the country which is reeling under the raging second wave of the pandemic for some time now.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India pistol coach Smirnov grounded due to lack of visa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India's pistol coach Pavel Smirnov will not accompany the 28-member national shooting squad to Croatia on Tuesday since the Russian hasn't got a visa yet. The squad includes 13 shooters, who will attend an Olympic camp in the European country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'High spirits' in Hyderabad after lockdown announcement
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Within minutes of the Telangana government announcing a 10-day lockdown from Wednesday in view of surge in Covid-19 cases, hundreds of people queued up at liquor shops in Hyderabad.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle Khanna shares what new normal is like
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Twinkle Khanna on Tuesday gave a glimpse of the new normal in her life, stating that the balcony was turning into a forest and the children were becoming masked superheroes.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K LG announces relief measures for families who've lost loved ones to Covid
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday announced a slew of measures to mitigate the suffering of families who have lost their loved ones to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
90% feel video calls help them combat loneliness: Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Around 90 per cent of respondents feel that video calls have helped them to combat feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic, a report said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Drew Barrymore urges all to give to Priyanka Chopra's Covid relief fund for India
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood star Drew Barrymore has urged everyone to contribute towards Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas' Covid-19 relief fund for India.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
IOC to 'work with full engagement' towards safe Olympics
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will continue to "work with full engagement" towards a safe Olympics, an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua.
2021-05-11
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Robbing a bus to be with wife, driver held after covering 4 Kerala districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) It was nothing daring, but certainly an enterprising way to be with his wife. Dinoop, 30, stole a private bus parked at the bus stand near Kozhikode on Saturday night. He went on to cover four districts in Kerala, but on Sunday morning failed to convince the police who stopped him at the famed Kumarakom tourist destination.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Police won't baton-charge people, assures K'taka Home Minister
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) A day after several instances of crude policing methods were reported on social media sites, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday directed the police to exercise restraint while enforcing Covid lockdown measures across the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
OYO app to show vaccination status of hotel staff
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Hospitality major OYO on Tuesday said that consumers will now be able to know the vaccination state of the staff of its partner hotels.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
T'gana innovation cell, Kautilya School create social innovation ecosystem
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana State Innovation Cell (TSIC) has entered into an agreement with the Kautilya School of Public Policy (KSPP), and Gitam deemed University, to enable a conducive administrative and regulatory environment for social innovation to flourish in the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Business/Economy
Oxygen tanker leaks near Goa hospital, one injured
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) One person received minor injuries due to leakage of an oxygen tanker at a South Goa hospital on Tuesday, an official said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mika Singh: Get off social media and help people
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Mika Singh feels people ought to stop indulging in Twitter sermonising and do some actual work if they want to pitch in with help amidst the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Agra's 'good Samaritans' extend help to reduce Covid-19 agony
Agra, May 11 (IANS) Not deterred by "sarkari" gaps and flaws in the Covid-19 containment strategy, a large number of volunteers and philanthropists in the Taj city have been extending a variety of services to comfort victims and their family members.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Dhawan could lead India in Sri Lanka white-ball series
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Opener Shikhar Dhawan could lead an India side for the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July as the Indian cricket board looks to form a white-ball squad in the absence of top players who will be busy in England for Test matches at the time.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
10-day lockdown in Telangana from May 12
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana cabinet on Tuesday decided to impose state-wide lockdown from May 12 (Wednesday) for 10 days to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Leipzig seek maiden title to end Nagelsmann era in German Cup final
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) Julian Nagelsmann will have one last chance to finish his term at RB Leipzig with a first-ever major title for him and the club when they face Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Chennai corporation to rope in 2,000 more volunteers
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation reeling under the spike in Covid-19 cases over the past few days is planning to rope in 2,000 more volunteers to the existing 2,000 who are monitoring the number of cases, discharge from hospitals and their primary contacts.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM flags off two oxygen tankers, airlifted by IAF
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday flagged off two tankers from the Chandigarh International Airport that were later airlifted by an Indian Air Force (IAF) cargo plane for bringing medical oxygen supply to Haryana.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Katy Perry unfazed by Luke Bryan's criticism of her leg hair
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry is unfazed by Luke Bryans jibe at her leg hair. The mother of one has shared a video on Instagram Story, of country music star Bryan trolling her about leg hair.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Flipkart to ramp grocery ops for contactless doorstep delivery
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Domestic e-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Tuesday announced strengthening of its grocery supply chain infrastructure to provide its customers safe and seamless access to ordering daily essentials through quick and contactless doorstep delivery.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Aussies in quarantine rattled by falling rocket debris
Male (Maldives), May 11 (IANS) Nearly 37 Australian cricketers, officials and coaches were rattled by the sonic boom of Chinese rocket debris that crashed into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Anand, 4 other GMs to play exhibition matches for Covid relief
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Vishwanathan Anand and four other Indian Grandmasters (GM) will play simultaneous online exhibition matches against other chess players on Thursday to raise funds for Covid-19 relief in the country.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Sameera Reddy's tips to tackle post-Covid weakness
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Sameera Reddy on Tuesday took to Instagram to share a few tips on how to battle the weakness that follows after a person recovers from Covid-19. The actress recently tested negative after battling the virus over a few days last month.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Free online learning platform by professionals turns boon for students
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Necessity is the mother of invention is the common saying, but for Satish, Sherry, Feroze and Shyam, presently in Thrissur, Muscat, Boston and New York respectively, founded GrainEd as a not-for-profit organization in 2016 to impart online education by working professionals and not by professional teachers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National
'Free jabs, rapid testing must to fight Covid in rural India'
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Free or subsidised testing, treatment and vaccination along with the provision of uninterrupted essential health services is essential to fight Covid-19 in rural India, public health expert Poonam Muttreja said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Footage emerges of woman being pushed onto Dublin train track
Dublin, May 11 (IANS) A footage is doing the rounds on social media of a group of youths pushing a woman onto train tracks in the Irish capital city Dublin, triggering widespread calls for bringing the perpetrators to justice, according to a media report.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Ireland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Solar PLI scheme to benefit incremental demand till FY30: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Centre's solar modules manufacturing production linked incentive scheme will benefit incremental panels demand till FY30 said India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
China's intent to study bioweapons reopens Covid origin controversy
New Delhi, May 11: Recent findings in a report in an Australian daily has yet again reinforced the call that international investigators must dig deeper to rule out whether Covid-19 is a made-in-China bioweapon.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Equity MFs' net inflows at over Rs 3k cr in April: AMFI
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Equity-linked mutual fund schemes saw a net inflows of over Rs 3,437 crore in April.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Bajwa emerges peacemaker after surprise landing in Kabul
New Delhi, May 11: Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Kabul to discuss the Afghan peace process with all stakeholders.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
18 foreign O2 plants, 3.4L Remdesivir dispatched to States
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Global aid comprising 8,900 oxygen concentrators, 5,043 oxygen cylinders, 18 oxygen generation plants, 5,698 ventilators or BiPAP and more than 3.4 lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered to States and UTs so far to strengthen their Covid-19 response.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines detects 2 cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 11 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Tuesday its first two cases of the new Covid-19 variant first detected in India.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
11 killed in Russia school shooting (Ld)
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 32 others injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that a suspect has been arrested.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Raj door to door survey: 7L show fever, cold and cough symptoms
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) As Rajasthan has already crossed the mark of two lakh active cases, over 7 lakh patients in the state have been identified with the symptoms of fever, cold and cough during door to door campaign and medicines are being provided to them, said Secretary, medical and health, Siddharth Mahajan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Big B recites father's poem to encourage Covid warriors
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday took to social media to encourage Covid warriors at a time when India is fighting the deadly second wave of the virus. In a video he tweeted, Big B recites a Hindi poem penned by his father, the late poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
44 attorneys urge Facebook to drop 'Insta for kids'
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) A coalition of 44 US attorneys general signed a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook not to launch "Instagram for Kids", citing mental health and privacy concerns.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
India have all bases covered for WTC final: Parthiv
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India have all the bases covered for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, said former wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Parthiv said that the fact that a batsman like KL Rahul is not finding a place in the squad shows how strong the batting lineup is.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Aahana Kumra backs Find A Bed initiative for Covid-affected
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Aahana Kumra has extended support for an initiative that aims at providing a one-stop solution to locate a bed at a Covid centre. The movement, named Find A Bed, has been initiated by over 20,000 students across 160 cities and Aahana is its cause ambassador.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kashmiris defy logic & lockdown, throng banks, markets
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) How seriously have Kashmiris taken the fast spreading Covid-19 infection? Well, long queues of people outside banks and in markets have betrayed all public seriousness towards the officially announced corona curfew in the Valley.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccine stock will last for 2-3 days in Delhi: Kejriwal (Ld)
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that vaccination drive is in full swing at nearly one hundred centres across the national capital, however, the available stock will last for two-three days only.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bombay HC should probe O2 shortage, take over Covid management: Goa Health Minister
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa should probe the alleged lack of availability of oxygen at Goa's top hospital, the Goa Medical College (GMC), and the Court should take over Covid management at the health facility, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
TN, UP, Delhi's vax share lower than Raj, Guj, Maha's: Emkay Global
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Indian states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Tamil Nadu are getting lower share of vaccine than their need as against Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra which are getting more, said integrated securities company Emkay Global Financial Services.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Business/Economy
Raj woman tehsildar performs last rites of Covid+ woman as kin stay indoors
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The fact that Covid-19, besides killing humans, is killing humanity and human sentiments too was proven in Sikar district when the mortal remains of a woman, who died of Covid, lay outside her house for five hours awaiting her final rites but none of her family members or village people came out.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
TN Chief Secretary warns officials from buying his books to please him
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu who has also authored several books on Tuesday said the School Education Department has been told by him not to buy his books on any count.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Global cues subdue equities; IT stocks fall (Ld)
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's benchmark equity indices traded in the red during the mid-afternoon session on Tuesday on the back of weak global cues.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Our fast bowlers enjoy each other's success: Shami
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Mohammed Shami says that the camaraderie that exists between him and the rest of the fast bowlers is key to the success of India's pace unit.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
UK Parliament to reopen after local elections
London, May 11 (IANS) The UK Parliament is set to reopen on Tuesday after last week's local elections in England, Scotland and Wales.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
IDBI Bank board to consider raising equity capital on May 15
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The board of IDBI Bank will consider the proposal to raise equity capital through various modes in its meeting on May 15.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Policeman killed in California shooting
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) One policeman was killed and another was injured in a shooting incident in California's San Luis Obispo city, authorities have confirmed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B-Town reacts with shock over dead bodies floating in Ganga
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities have expressed shock at dead bodies found floating in the Ganga river in Bihar, amidst the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bahraini Prince scales Mt. Everest
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) An expedition team consisting of Bahraini Prince Sheikh Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa successfully scaled the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest on Tuesday, according to officials.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Israel, Hamas exchange attacks amid surging tensions
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Israel launched new airstrikes against the Gaza Strip, and the Islamic Hamas movement, which controls the coastal enclave, unleashed fresh rocket attacks against the Jewish state overnight and on Tuesday, in one of the worst escalations between the two sides in recent years.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Govt ready for another cut in import duty on steel to tame prices
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The government has proposed to slash import duties on steel items further bringing it to zero or near zero levels to provide relief to MSMEs, which have been hit hard by the high cost of raw materials amidst the raging pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
48 Gurugram RWAs keen to open small Covid care centres
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) Following the guidelines given by the Gurugram district administration to open small Covid care centres in the residential society premises, around 48 Residents Welfare Associations (RWAs) in Gurugram have expressed a desire to open a Covid centre in their residential societies.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,National
Nothing brand to debut with Ear 1 earbuds: Carl Pei
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Nothing Technologies, the newly-launched venture of OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, on Tuesday announced that the first product from the company will be an earbuds called Ear 1, that aims to create a niche space in the highly-competitive earphones market.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
WHO warns against use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A day after Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit Rane recommended ivermectin to all above 18 to combat Covid in the state, the World Health Organisation on Tuesday has warned against its use.
2021-05-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Iran begins candidates' registration for presidential polls
Tehran, May 11 (IANS) Iran's Ministry of Interior Affairs on Tuesday has officially started the registration of candidates for the country's 13th presidential election.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Konkona gets the vax, shares tips on how to get slot on CoWin site
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sensharma shared on Tuesday that she has taken the first vaccine for Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
73% Australians support mandatory Covid vaccination
Canberra, May 11 (IANS) Seventy-three per cent of Australians would support a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for work, study, and travel, a survey conducted by two universities revealed on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Bridegroom performs newly-wed wife's last rites in Bihar
Munger (Bihar), May 11 (IANS) Happiness over a newly-wed couple's marriage in Bihar's Munger district turned into gloom when the bride lost her life within six hours of solemnising the marriage. As a result, the bride's body was taken for cremation on Monday morning from her in-laws' house with the husband performing her last rites.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National
US fuel pipeline partially restored after cyber attack
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The operator of the US' Colonial Pipeline, which is the largest refined-products pipeline in the country, said that one of its lines has been partially restored after it was forced to shut down due to a cybersecurity attack on May 7.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tom Cruise returns Golden Globes to join protest against HFPA
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes to join the protest against the Hollywood Free Press Association (HFPA), the organisers behind the awards.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Bombay HC slams DMs for modifying its direction on Covid negative certificate
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Tuesday slammed the district administration for modifying its order on making Covid negative certificates mandatory for persons entering the state.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National
S.Korean intel chief leaves for Tokyo to meet Japanese, US counterparts
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Park Ji-won, South Korea's intelligence agency chief, left for Tokyo on Tuesday to meet his Japanese and US counterparts.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Diplomacy
No shortage of ICU beds, lockdown effective: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) With the national capital witnessing a dip in Covid cases on May 9 and 10 from the record high since the last few days, the state administration on Tuesday claimed that there is no dearth of ICU beds in the hospitals.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM Modi, Bhutanese PM Tshering discuss Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday discussed Covid-19 pandemic's impact on both the countries and their efforts against the recent wave of the virus.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National
Telangana HC questions stoppage of ambulances from Andhra
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Tuesday pulled up state authorities for stopping ambulances carrying Covid-19 patients from Andhra Pradesh to Hyderabad.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
9 killed in Russia school shooting
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) At least nine people, including children, were killed and 10 others injured on Tuesday after two individuals opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, authorities said, adding that one of the suspects was arrested.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 killed in Indonesia landslides
Jakarta, May 11 (IANS) Seven people were killed, nine others injured and one person was still missing in landslides at a gold mining site in Indonesia's West Sumatra province, the national agency for disaster management's spokesman Raditya Jati said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Indonesia,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines declares state of calamity over African swine fever
Manila , May 11 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the country under a state of calamity for a year to address the impact from the outbreak of African swine fever, his spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
NHRC asks Centre, states to set up universal Covid dashboards
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday emphasized that the Centre and States need to put their acts together in order to meet the urgent response needed amid the second wave of the pandemic raging through the country by setting up universally functional Covid-19 dashboards.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oxygen aplenty, but cylinders not reaching patients in time: Goa CM
Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Oxygen is aplenty in Goa's hospitals, but the shortage occurs only because the cylinders cannot reach the patients in time, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, after personally inspecting facilities in the Covid ward of the state's top government hospital, the Goa Medical College.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Goa,National
NZ to make it illegal for high-risk people to own firearms
Wellington, May 11 (IANS) The New Zealand government will make it illegal for high-risk people to own firearms by introducing Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) that will strengthen action already taken to combat the influence of gangs and organised crimes.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
WHO declares Indian Covid variant 'of concern'
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Coronavirus variant, known as B1617, has been declared as a "variant of global concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Lava launches budget phone with big display, battery
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) To support online education amid the second wave of Covid-19, domestic smartphone brand Lava on Tuesday launched a new smartphone -- Z2 Max -- that comes with a big screen and massive battery.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Kashmir cyber police recovers Rs 13L lost in multiple cyber frauds
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Kashmir cyber police said on Tuesday that it has successfully recovered Rs 13 lakh which were collected in multiple cyber frauds by scamsters.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Covid protocols: There are exceptions to the rule
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Is it right to bend Covid protocols for some -- this the question on everyone's mind, but none dare to ask for fear of a backlash from certain quarters.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid accelerates AI rollout at Indian firms: IBM
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) More than 1 in 2 (53 per cent) of Indian IT professionals say that their company has accelerated the rollout of artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an IBM survey revealed on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'China's population to stay above 1.4bn for a certain period'
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China's population will stay above 1.4 billion "for a certain period in future", Ning Jizhe, head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, China,Politics
Chahar, Kaul get first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Fast bowlers Deepak Chahar and Siddhart Kaul said that they have both received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and urged others to do the same as soon as possible.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Global cooperation only choice to end pandemic: Tedros
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
3 die in cracker factory explosion in MP
Harda (Madhya Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed while two others were reportedly injured following an explosion in an alleged fire cracker factory operating from a house in Madhya Pradesh's Harda district.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Biden prepared to take additional steps over pipeline cyber attack
Washington, May 11 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that his administration is prepared to take additional steps in response to the cybersecurity attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which is the largest refined-products pipeline in the country.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Investors Clinic extends support amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) nvestors Clinic, a real estate consultancy firm has announced that it is offering help to its Covid-affected employees and their family members in Noida and surrounding areas.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
TN engineering semester exams to commence from May 25
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The engineering semester examinations suspended or delayed owing to the total lockdown in Tamil Nadu will commence from May 25, the higher education department announced on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Nepal seeks O2 cylinders from mountaineers for Covid patients
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) As Nepal is scrambling to provide enough oxygen for an increasing number of Covid-19 patients, the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has also taken the initiative to collect oxygen cylinders from mountaineers.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 LeT militants killed in Anantnag encounter identified (3rd Ld)
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Three terrorists belonging to the proscribed terror outfit LeT killed in an encounter in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday have been identified, police said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
What characters does Shweta Tripathi wants to play?
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tripathi loves characters that tell a story, more so if such a character is far removed from who she is in life.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Elected legislators take oath in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) The newly elected legislators of the Tamil Nadu assembly started taking oath on Tuesday with Chief Minister and DMK leader M.K. Stalin was the first among them.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Uncertainty looms over India phone market in Covid-hit Q2: IDC
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) After posting a healthy 18 per cent growth (year-on-year) in the first quarter this year, the April-June quarter is expected to face growth challenges amid the state-level lockdowns and subdued consumer demand, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Mid-sized EPC segment revenue to grow 15% this fiscal: Crisil
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Strong order books and better operational preparedness in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic will swell the top-lines of mid-sized (revenue less than Rs 1,000 crore last fiscal) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies by 15 per cent this fiscal, compared with a 10 per cent fall last fiscal.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
7 Apple suppliers linked to forced labour of Uighurs in China: Report
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) Seven companies supplying device components, coatings and assembly services to Apple have been linked to alleged forced labour involving Uighurs and other oppressed minorities in China, The Information reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7,096 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast in 2021
Tripoli, May 11 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that 7,096 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast so far this year.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
Where Himachal tribals stand guard against the pandemic
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) With Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur continuing to motivate the panchayat heads to play a crucial role to trace and quarantine all those who returned from other states, authorities of the remote Kaza subdivision have gone one step ahead to ensure the community protection from the pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Cold chain logistics likely to grow at over 20% CAGR by 2025: JLL
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) India's cold chain sector is expected to grow at over 20 per cent CAGR by 2025, according to JLL, due to its transformation from conventional cold storage to modern storage space.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chilean Prez urges public to vote in upcoming polls
Santiago, May 11 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has urged the public to vote in the upcoming landmark polls to elect councillors, mayors and, for the first time ever, regional governors and members of a constituent assembly to draft a new Constitution.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
ED books ex-Maha HM Anil Deshmikh under PMLA
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against former Maharashtra Home Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Anil Deshmukh in connection with alleged corruption and misuse of office case.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
JSW Hydro raises $707M from Int'l Bond Markets through debut Green Bond Issue
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) JSW Hydro Energy Limited has successfully priced a $ 707 million Fixed Rate Senior Secured Green 144A/Reg S Bond for a 10-year tenor at 4.125 per cent.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India administers over 18 cr Covid vaccines so far
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 18 crore on Tuesday, over 90 lakh doses are still available while more than seven lakh will be dispatched within three days.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Obesity raises risk of Covid infection: Study
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) People with increasing body mass index (BMI) may be at the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, finds a new study.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Adult immunisation: Myth vs reality
New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) While vaccinations remain the most effective prevention strategy to maintain immunity for a prolonged period, adult immunisation remains neglected.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Aus border confusion devastating: Tourism body
Canberra, May 11 (IANS) Australia's tourism industry on Tuesday warned the government that it is being crippled by uncertainty over when international borders will reopen.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Anupam Kher: Heartening to see people helping selflessly
New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) Human beings have been known to come together in the face of a crisis; there is help and support pouring in from all quarters, which is a matter of great pride and relief, says senior actor and author Anupam Kher.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Botnets access private shopping data of 10 cr Indians: Report
Gurugram, May 11 (IANS) Cyber-security researchers on Tuesday red-flagged domains and botnets that have access to the private shopping data of close to 10 crore Indians, allegedly impacting brands like Amazon India, ICICI Bank, Policy Bazaar, Bajaj Finserv via a massive advertising fraud.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Haryana,Technology
Nadda slams RaGa's conduct, attacks top Cong leaders for 'duplicity, pettiness' amid Covid
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda in a letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi lashed out at her party and said that in the fight against the pandemic the conduct of topmost Congress leaders, including their former President Rahul Gandhi will be remembered for its "duplicity and pettiness".
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IS committed genocide against Yazidis in Iraq: UN
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Karim Khan, head of a UN team investigating the Islamic State (IS) crimes in Iraq, said that there is "clear and convincing evidence" that the terrorist group committed genocide against the Yazidi people in the war-torn country.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
India's limited overs series in SL to be played in Colombo: Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Colombo's R. Premadasa Stadium will host all the matches in India's upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka. Indian cricket board president Sourav Ganguly earlier said that India are set to travel to Sri Lanka in July for playing three ODIs and as many T20Is.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Top EU diplomat optimistic over Iranian n-deal talks
Tehran, May 11 (IANS) The negotiations in Vienna to revitalise the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are progressing, the top diplomat of the European Union (EU) said, as he expressed cautious optimism for an agreement to be reached.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Facebook will ask users to read an article before sharing
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Facebook will soon alert its users with a pop-up notification that asks them to make sure if they have read the article that are about to share and post further.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Realtors expect improved housing demand on 'Akshaya Tritiya' amid Covid woes
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) At a time when the severe second wave of Covid-19 and lockdowns have halted economic activities, developers expect that the traditional housing demand during 'Akshaya Tritiya' would somewhat lift the spirits in the market and improve sales.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cooling therapy breathes life into newborn 11 minutes after he was born
Bengaulru, May 11 (IANS) As second Covid wave is sweeping across Karnataka, here's a heart-touching story of the baby soldier, who took his first breath, a whopping 11 minutes after he was born.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Saudi to impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will impose institutional quarantine on inbound travellers starting from May 20 onwards, the Ministry of Interior announced.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Judicial probe of ED by CPI-M not in federal spirit, says BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan expressed concern in the manner in which Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan went ahead and appointed a Judicial Commission to probe the action taken by the Enforcement Directorate officials to pressurise two prime accused in the gold smuggling case to confess against Vijayan.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Anupam Kher: Wife, son keep me grounded
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says he is grateful to have his wife, actress Kirron Kher, and son Sikandar Kher by his side, as they give him honest feedback about his work.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ITC Maurya safety, comfort & luxury
New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) Covid-19 second wave overtakes the Capital, and in this time of crisis, many are scared even to stay within their homes. Part time staff, lack of delivery options, and shared common areas have many running scared. In such times one of Delhi's leading hotels, ITC Maurya commits to giving its patrons safety, comfort and luxury with it's isolation package for those who are Covid negative, and want to isolate themselves out of abundant caution.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
US military experts withdraw from Iraqi air base
Baghdad, May 11 (IANS) US experts and advisers for F-16 fighter jets withdrew from Iraq's Balad Air Base after a series of rocket attacks targeted the air base in Salahudin province, sources said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Qatar's Emir in Saudi Arabia for official visit
Riyadh, May 11 (IANS) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is in Saudi Arabia for an official visit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Weilding influence responsibly
New Delhi, May 11 (IANSlife) "Presence on social media also commands a certain responsibility", says fashion influencer Masoom Minawala Mehta
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
3 terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter (2nd Ld)
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Two more terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Vailoo, Kokernag in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, taking the toll of terrorists killed in the encounter to three, officials said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Iraqi labs don't have ability to identify Indian Covid variant
Baghdad, May 11 (IANS) Iraqi health authorities have said that the country's laboratories don't have the ability to identify the double mutant coronavirus variant detected in India until a new testing lab is erected.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Ireland further eases Covid curbs
Dublin, May 11 (IANS) A number of Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland have been eased, including allowing people to travel between counties across the country which had been banned since last Christmas, but non-essential international travel is still not encouraged.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Nepal Prez calls on parties to form coalition govt within Thursday
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) Hours after Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost a vote of confidence, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called on political parties to form a coalition government within Thursday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pappu Yadav arrested for flouting lockdown rules in Bihar
Patna, May 11 (IANS) Patna police on Tuesday arrested former MP and Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) president Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for flouting lockdown rules.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Samsung develops new DRAM memory tech for data centres
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday it has developed a new DRAM memory technology based on the Compute Express Link (CXL) interconnect standard that can upgrade the performances of data centres.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
itel enabling consumers to fight Covid-19 with it2192T Thermo Edition
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) To help users keep a check on their health amid the Covid-19 pandemic, itel mobile has in its portfolio an innovative offering an entry-level feature phone -- itel it2192T Thermo Edition -- that can measure the temperature of the human body on the go.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
iPhone 13 models will be slightly thicker: Report
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) The upcoming Apple iPhone 13 models will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 12 models and will also feature larger, thicker camera bumps with lenses that protrude less.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Bharat Biotech begins Covaxin supplies to 14 states
Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Bharat Biotech has started direct supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 14 states.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Windies may never return to dominate world cricket, says Ambrose
Antigua, May 11 (IANS) West Indies' glory days of the past may never come back, said legendary former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose. Ambrose said that the West Indies may be able to be competitive and climb up the International Cricket Council's (ICC) rankings again but the team may never be able to dominate world cricket the way they did during his playing days.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
Fuel prices rise again, petrol to touch Rs 100/ltr in Mumbai soon
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Retail price of regular petrol and diesel in the city of Mumbai may soon cross Rs 100 a litre and Rs 90 a litre respectively, its highest level ever, with prices of the two auto fuels being revised upwards again by Oil marketing companies (OMCs) on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rain, thunderstorm likely in J&K-Ladakh from Wed to Fri
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) Rain and thunderstorm occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the weather office forecast wet weather during the next three days indicating that the locals will miss this year's Eid festivities because of the ongoing lockdown and inclement weather.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jackie Shroff: They are all experimenting with me, I am flowing with the tide
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Actor Jackie Shroff has been working in Bollywood for around four decades. The actor, who will soon be seen in the Salman Khan-starrer "Radhe", is more than happy with the kind of roles he is getting now as he says makers are willing to experiment while casting him.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK lockdown to be further eased from May 17: PM
London, May 11 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the coronavirus lockdown in England will be further lifted from May 17.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Terrorist killed in Anantnag encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Lebanon requests satellite images for facts about Beirut blasts
Beirut, May 11 (IANS) Lebanese Judge Tarek Bitar said that he has sent more than 20 requests to foreign countries for satellite images in attempts to find facts about the August 2020 Port of Beirut explosions.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
New vaccine blocks Covid-19, variants, other Coronaviruses
New York, May 11 (IANS) US researchers have developed a potential new vaccine, which has proven effective against the original SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 as well as its UK, South Africa and Brazil variants and related bat Coronaviruses that could potentially cause the next pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Hamas claims responsibility for firing rockets from Gaza into Israel
Gaza, May 11 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movemnet has claimed responsibility for firing over 45 rockets from Gaza into Israel.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Palestinian Territory, Occupied,Politics
Sensex falls 500 points; banking, metal stocks in red
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices declined on Tuesday morning with heavy selling pressure on banking, finance and metal stocks.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Xiaomi patents phone design with under-display flip camera
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has patented a smartphone design with an under-screen flip camera that can serve the dual purpose of the primary camera and a selfie camera.
2021-05-11
Category: International, China,Technology
Chidambaram slams BJP for justifying Central Vista project
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday countered the BJP raising the issue of Central Vista project.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Felt safe in IPL bubble but travel was going to be challenge: Pamment
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) Players and staff felt safe in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) bio-bubble but travelling was always going to be a challenge, said Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kuwait lifts Eid Covid curfew, retains curbs
Kuwait City, May 11 (IANS) Kuwait will lift the partial Covid-19 curfew starting from the first day of Eid al-Fitr festival, but some activities would remain restricted, the government announced.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
OPS rejects dy leader post in assembly, rift in AIADMK widens
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) AIADMK coordinator and former Deputy Chief minister O. Panneerselvam (OPS) who was pipped by former Chief minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami (EPS) for the post of Leader of Opposition, has rejected the party offer of the post of Deputy leader in the Tamil Nadu assembly.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Pakistanis under 40, those with allergies barred from taking AstraZeneca jab
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan has barred its citizens under 40 years of age and those with a history of severe allergic reaction to any component of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from taking the jab, the Health Ministry said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Bringing ex-Maldivian Prez's attackers to justice top priority'
Male, May 11 (IANS) Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih has said that his top priority is to bring to justice those who launched a terrorist attack on former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Oxygen Express with 120MT of LMO reaches Bengaluru
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that Oxygen Express with six containers of medical oxygen has arrived in the Karnataka capital from Jharkhand to provide relief.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MCC rejects bamboo bats, says will ponder further
London, May 11 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has rejected the idea of bats made from bamboo being used in professional cricket for now but said that it will discuss the topic at the next Laws sub-committee meeting.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Japan, UNDP join hands to boost O2 supply in northeast India
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread virulently in India, the government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to provide oxygen generation plants to northeastern states.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Country needs a helping hand in these distressing times: RaGa
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amid the raging pandemic the Congress has initiated a campaign #SpeakUpToSaveLives to strengthen the fight against Covid-19.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India logs 3.29L Covid cases, 3,876 deaths in 24 hrs
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Witnessing a sharp decline, India recorded 3,29,942 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 3,876 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Palestine intensifies contacts with int'l community over E.Jerusalem clashes
Ramallah, May 11 (IANS) Palestine is intensifying its contacts with the international community in an effort to curb the ongoing violent clashes in East Jerusalem, President Mahmoud Abbas said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Covid death toll touches 988 in Puducherry
Puducherry, May 11 (IANS) With 23 patients including 12 women passing away due to Covid in the last 24 hours, the Covid death toll in Puducherry Union Territory touched 988, health officials said on Monday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Health/Medicine
Japanese govt debt increases by record $940bn
Tokyo, May 11 (IANS) The Japanese government's debt has increased a record 101.92 trillion yen ($940 billion) in fiscal year 2020 to reach a record of 1,216.46 trillion yen ($1.12 trillion), the Finance Ministry said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Israel reroutes parade to avoid clashes with Palestinians
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) The Israel government has rerouted an annual nationalist flag parade away from East Jerusalem's flashpoint sites to avoid further clashes with the Palestinians.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Pak records 15% increase in exports to Afghanistan
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan has recorded a 15 per cent increase in exports to Afghanistan during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2021, Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment, said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Disha Patani: Salman Khan dances like no one's watching him
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Disha Patani is paired with Salman Khan in the upcoming action thriller "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai", scheduled to drop digitally for pay-per-view watch on Eid. Disha, who has worked with Salman in the 2019 drama "Bharat" earlier, says it is always a pleasure seeing the superstar dance.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SBI General Insurance fined Rs 30L by IRDAI
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) Cutting down the penalty recommended by its Adjudicative Officer by Rs 70 lakh, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has penalised SBI General Insurance Company Ltd Rs 30 lakh for repeatedly violating Insurance Act and the regulations.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
21.5mn Russians vaccinated against Covid: Putin
Moscow, May 11 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that about 21.5 million people in the country have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Taliban-linked terror network busted in Kabul
Kabul, May 11 (IANS) A nine-member Taliban-linked terrorist network has been busted in Kabul, the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) confirmed.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Gunfight breaks out at Anantnag in South Kashmir
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Vailoo, Kokernag in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, officials said.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Samsung to skip MWC 2021 in-person over virus concerns
Seoul, May 11 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will skip in-person exhibitions at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021 in Barcelona due to novel coronavirus concerns, the company said on Tuesday, although it plans to join the event online.
2021-05-11
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Law requires to dump e-bikes, IT equipment: UN-backed Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) End-of-life circuit boards, certain magnets in disc drives and electric vehicles and other special battery types, also fluorescent lamps are among several electrical and electronic products containing critical raw materials (CRMs), the recycling of which should be made mandatory by law, says a new UN-backed report funded by the EU.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Australian court upholds India travel ban
Canberra, May 11 (IANS) The Federal Court of Australia has rejected a legal challenge to the government's India travel ban, as Justice Tom Thawley dismissed the first two arguments of the four-pronged bid to overturn the decision.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Australia,Immigration/Law/Rights
IRDAI nudges insurers to sell, renew corona risk policies
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) With complaints of life and non-life insurers not selling or renewing standard coronavirus specific health insurance policies Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has advised the former not to deny the risk cover.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Kamal Haasan firm non-cooperating, Crisil changes ratings
Chennai, May 11 (IANS) With Kamal Haasan (KH) proprietary company owned by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan not cooperating, credit rating agency Crisil changed the firm's rating to CRISIL B+ /Stable/Issuer Not Cooperating.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
London Mayor launches campaign for domestic tourism
London, May 11 (IANS) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a domestic tourism campaign to kick-start the British capital's economy as restrictions on international travel will likely continue this year, local media reported.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
'EU's contract with AstraZeneca valid until last doses delivered'
Brussles, May 11 (IANS) The contract between the European Union (EU) and vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca is valid until all the delivery of the the required Covid-19 doses, a spokesperson of the bloc announced here.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Brazil,Politics
US fuel pipeline operator to restore services after cyber attack
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The operator of a US fuel pipeline said that it aims to restore operational services by the end of this week after they were temporarily halted due to a cybersecurity attack.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kerala 'Iron Lady' in politics KR Gowri passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Often referred to as the 'Iron Lady in Kerala politics, legendary Communist K.R. Gowri passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday, said family sources.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Give India resources to make vaccines, says Fauci
New York, May 11 (IANS) Antony Fauci, the top US expert on Covid-19, has called on countries to provide India with resources to make its own vaccines or donate vaccines.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
US ship fires warning shots in encounter with Iranian vessels
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The Pentagon said that a US Coast Guard ship fired warning shots during a close encounter with vessels belonging to the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) in the Strait of Hormuz.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Politics
Malaysia extends nationwide curbs till June
Kuala Lumpur, May 11 (IANS) Malaysia will extend its movement control order (MCO) across the country till June to curb the recent Covid-19 resurgence, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Malaysia,Politics
Cuba expects to complete mass Covid vaccination by Aug
Havana, May 11 (IANS) Cuba expects to complete it mass vaccination against Covid-19 for all of the country's 11.2 million residents by August, the official newspaper Granma said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 158.6mn
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 158.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.29 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chris Rock: Success does not erase trauma
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Hollywood actor and comedian Chris Rock says he used his time during the Covid-19 induced lockdown to have lots of therapy to tackle issues from his past, as success does not erase trauma.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Suvinder Vicky breezes past another 'Milestone'
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) He remembers the never-ending days of learning how to drive a truck -- from negotiating traffic, parking it, to the exact way it is boarded by professionals. "The details were important. In fact, even the seat had a hard cushion. Then came the part of ensuring that I was not 'acting'. Everything had to be in a certain undertone contrary to the loud image of truck drivers portrayed in most films. The audience was to be trusted too --- that they would understand the pauses. Adopting a certain body language and conveying with the eyes... It was a fantastic experience," smiles actor Suvinder Vicky, who played the lead role of the truck driver 'Ghalib' in Ivan Ayr's recently premiered film 'Milestone' on Netflix, for which he also won the award for Best Performance at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival last year.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Blinken urges de-escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes
Washington, May 11 (IANS) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged all sides to de-escalate in Israeli-Palestinian clashes while recognising Israel's right to self-defence in the face of rocket attacks.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Politics,Defence/Security
German Interior Minister tests Covid-19 positive
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has tested positive for coronavirus, his spokesperson Steve Alter said.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tom Fletcher's son rewrites his music
Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Musician Tom Fletcher said his son Buzz loves to rewrite his music. He added that the seven-year-old has always been interested in his careercom.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
20 killed as Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas rocket barrage
Jerusalem, May 11 (IANS) Tensions simmering in Jerusalem in recent days have taken deadly turn as militants in the Gaza Strip and Israel exchanged attacks, with at least 20 people killed, according to officials.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Israel,Defence/Security,Terrorism
FDA allows emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech vax in adolescents
Chicago, May 11 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday authorised the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12-15 for the prevention of Covid-19 vaccine caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Indian origin man charged with assaulting, killing mom on Mother's Day eve
New York, May 11 (IANS) An Indian origin man has been charged with assaulting and killing his own mom on the eve of Mother's Day, according to a New York prosecutor.
2021-05-11
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora