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Adah Sharma on new film: Never thought I'd play a man
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Adah Sharma plays a man in her new film, Man To Man. She says she never imagined she would play a man in life.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
December reads on history, mythology and spirituality
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANSlife) With a rather turbulent year nearing a culmination, taking to books that touch upon the themes of religion, mythology, spirituality and life lessons can help readers slow down and develop a fresh perspective for the coming year.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Islamabad HC questions govt's new social media rules
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has raised questions over the new social media rules imposed by the Pakistan government, the media reported on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Despite rising costs, Japanese PM promises on delivering Olympics
Tokyo, Dec 5 (IANS) Despite the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games costing the Japanese economy an additional 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion or over Rs 20,000 crore), Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga has reiterated that the government will spare no effort to make the Games a success.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Corrupt officials to be axed, not transferred: Imran
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his government was introducing a new system of 'reward and punishment under which civil servants would not be transferred but sacked if found involved in corruption and irregularities.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Akshay shares Nolan's handwritten note to ma-in-law Dimple
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has penned a note for veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, who features in his latest film, Tenet. Dimple's son-in-law and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar shared the handwritten note on his verified Instagram account on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
Bigg Boss: Biggest Cry Babies of all times
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bigg Boss automatically associates with high drama and lowly scheming. An important aspect of both can often be the ability to shed copious tears at the drop of a hat. It is a gameplan that has served many contestants well, over 14 seasons.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pak Generals tighten grip over multi-billion dollar CPEC projects
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) "The Ministry of Planning should be ideally in charge of the project but this shows that the ministry will not be in the loop, the army effectively will call the shots as far as CPEC is concerned," Sinha told Indianarrative.com. He added that "barring the thin façade" of civilian government, the army has the de facto decision rights.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Oscar Isaac is popular video game character Solid Snake in new film
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Oscar Isaac has been roped in to play the popular video game character Solid Snake in the upcoming action film, Metal Gear Solid. 
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vijayan biggest beneficiary of gold smuggling: BJP
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) In a damning revelation, state BJP president K. Surendran has accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as the biggest beneficiary in the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
N.Korea passes new laws on foreign culture, tech, telecom
Seoul, Dec 5 (IANS) North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) has passed a number of new laws on foreign culture, tech and telecom, state media reported on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Blackwood, Joseph delay the inevitable in first NZ vs WI Test
Hamilton, Dec 5 (IANS) New Zealand were on the brink of a big innings win over West Indies when stumps were drawn after the third day's play in the first Test.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
25 Taliban militants killed in raid: Afghan Army
Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) At least 25 Taliban militants, including two commanders, were killed and eight others injured during a raid in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the Army said on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Kovind congratulates Pokhriyal for getting 'Watan Shikhar Samman' (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has extended his greetings to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' for getting this year's 'Watan Shikhar Samman'.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Recoveries outnumber fresh Covid-19 cases in T'gana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Recoveries from Covid-19 touched 2.62 lakh mark in Telangana with 921 people being cured of the disease on Saturday as against 596 fresh infections.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
18 dead, 1 rescued in China mine accident
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) Eighteen people have died, while one other person was rescued after an accident due to excessive levels of carbon monoxide at a coal mine in China, authorities said on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, China,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Farmers' agitation continues for 10th day, leaders mull talks
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The agitation by farmers to protest against the three farm laws continued for the 10th day on Saturday even as their leaders are all set to hold the fifth round of talks with the Centre at Vigyan Bhavan here in the afternoon.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kovind congratulates Pokhriyal for getting 'Watan Shikhar Samman'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has extended his greetings to Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' for getting this year's 'Watan Shikhar Samman'.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Indian-origin engineers digitally communicates via human touch
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A team of Indian-origin researchers in the US has made it possible to essentially let their bodies act as the link between the card or smartphone and the reader or scanner, making it possible to transmit information just by touching a surface.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
NZ reports 9 new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) New Zealand on Saturday reported nine coronavirus cases in managed isolation, health authorities said, adding that there were no fresh community infections.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
People with rare autoimmune diseases at death risk during Covid: Study
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Researchers have now found that people with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases are at a greater risk of dying at a younger age amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
November rally: Mid-caps outperform large-caps by 4%
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Mid-caps stocks have outperformed large-caps by 4 per cent in November, said Motilal Oswal Financial Services in a report.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Afghan SC Judge assassinated in Kabul
Kabul, Dec 5 (IANS) A judge of the Afghan Supreme Court has been assassinated in the country's capital, a local media report said Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
LA County breaks daily Covid-19 cases record 3rd time in a week
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) For the third time in a week, the Los Angeles County in the US broke the record for the number of single-day confirmed coronavirus cases amid an unabated resurgence.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cricket South Africa to retest players, hotel staff
Cape Town, Dec 5 (IANS) Cricket South Africa will retest its players and the hotel staff later on Saturday after the first One-day International against England on Friday was postponed to Sunday due to a Proteas player testing positive for Covid-19. A second test will also be conducted on Tuesday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Vivo V20 Pro 5G: Splendid design, impressive dual-selfie camera
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Although 5G is still a distant dream for the Indians, smartphone brands are busy launching such devices in India and Vivo has finally brought V20 Pro 5G as a mid-price range offering in the country.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Haryana Minister Vij tests corona positive
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) Days after voluntarily taking a test dose of Covid-19 vaccine, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday tested positive for the virus.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Guterres welcomes continuing ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the continuing ceasefire in and around the conflict-ridden Nagorno-Karabakh region, saying the world body stands ready to provide humanitarian support.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
RJD denied permission to stage protest at Gandhi maidan
Patna, Dec 5 (IANS) The Patna district administration has rejected the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) application for staging demonstration here at Gandhi maidan, in protest against the Centre's farm laws, which have triggered massive outrage across the country.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Covid-19-infected American child stopped from boarding flight
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Police in the US state of Maryland stopped a coronavirus-infected child from boarding a flight a plane on the eve of Thanksgiving, authorities said.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bubble hub fatigue forces Tom Banton to pull out of BBL
Brisbane, Dec 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 bubble hubs have started to unnerve players with England T20 star Tom Banton pulling out of Australia's T20 Big Bash League citing bubble fatigue.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
It's 33C in Raj's Churu, highest in Dec in 17 years
Jaipur, Dec 5 (IANS) At a time when North India is witnessing an early setting of a severe winter registering some of the coldest days in October and November in decades, Rajasthan's Churu and Barmer town saw a sudden surge in the mercury, surpassing maximum temperatures in last decade and more.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
25,000 residents flee wildfire in southern California
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) About 25,000 residents have been evacuated due to a wind-driven wildfire occurring near Irvine City in southern California, according to local firefighting authorities.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Road construction sector reforms to attract higher participation: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Centre's recent reforms to increase participation of mid-sized engineering, procurement and construction players in the tendering process are likely to intensify competition in roads, bridges, highways and tunnelling projects, ratings agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Heavy snow, rain likely from Sunday in J&K, Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Night temperatures rose due to cloud cover on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as the weather office forecast another spell of rain and snow beginning Sunday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Expect real GDP to decline 1-2% YoY in 3QFY21: Report
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) The contraction in India's real GDP can narrow down to just 1-2 per cent, said a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
AI pilots unions advise members against any part in airline's divestment bid
New Delhi/Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India's pilots unions have advised their members not to take part in the employees bid to take over the airline via the divestment process.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nathan Lyon replaces Cameron Green in Australia T20 squad
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) The Australian national selectors have brought in off-spinner Nathan Lyon to their T20 International squad for the last two matches against India as they released pace bowling all-rounder Cameron Green for Australia A's warm-up against India A that begins on Sunday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Ayushmann: Feel responsible when I reach out to people as actor
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has revealed his method of choosing films and brand endorsements. He says he feels responsible when he is personally reaching out to people across the country.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
New US admin should rectify costly, consequential federal policies: Columbia University head
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) The next US administration should rectify "costly and consequential" federal policies which have damaged American universities' ability to attract top academic talent from around the globe, Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, has urged.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Daily Covid-19 cases in France continue to fall
Paris, Dec 5 (IANS) With 11,221 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a 24-hour span, France has continued to witness a fall in the number of single-day infections, according to health authorities.
2020-12-05
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Meeting on at PM's residence ahead of talks with farmers
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the Centre's fifth round of talks with agitating farmers on Saturday, a high-level meeting commenced at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence here this morning.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Corey Anderson quits international cricket for NZ, to play in USA
Auckland, Dec 5 (IANS) Corey Anderson has quit international cricket for New Zealand and will play the sport in the United States of America.
2020-12-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
San Francisco to adopt stay-at-home order to contain Covid-19
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city will join counties across the Bay Area to impose significant restrictions across the region to mitigate the unabated Covid-19 resurgence in California.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
BJP now main threat to TRS' dominance in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) There were celebrations at Telangana Bhavan on Friday when it appeared that TRS is heading to retain power in GHMC but couple of hours later gloom replaced that joy as the party began trailing BJP in 10-15 divisions.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
WHO calls for sustained efforts to control Covid-19 transmission
Geneva, Dec 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has not settled down into a predictable pattern, as the situation of transmission and cases in different countries varies a lot, said an expert from World Health Organization (WHO), noting there's no one-size-fits-all solution globally.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
K'taka shutdown call gets lukewarm response
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) A call for a statewide dawn-to-dusk shutdown given by pro-Kannada outfits received a poor response across Karnataka, though it was partly successful in Bengaluru, Belagavi, Chitradurga and Koppal districts on Saturday even as transport services remained unaffected in most parts of the state.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Family sharing for Apple in-app purchases now available
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Apple has announced that family sharing for in-app purchases and subscriptions is now available for up to five members.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mohun Bagan stay alive in Bengal T20 Challenge
Kolkata, Dec 5 (IANS) A disciplined Mohun Bagan bowling attack helped the maidan giants beat Calcutta Customs by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens to stay alive in the Bengal T20 Challenge.
2020-12-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mexican Prez urges curbing of year-end festivities
Mexico City, Dec 5 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged residents in the densely-populated capital Mexico City to stay at home and limit their end-of-year festivities, amid a spike in new coronavirus cases.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Researchers use smartphone camera for Covid virus detection
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) A team of researchers in the US has developed an assay that can detect the presence of Covid-19 virus in a nasal swab using a device attached to an smartphone.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Technology
India's Covid-19 caseload crosses 96L mark with 36,652 new cases
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) With 36,652 new Covid-19 infections and 512 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 96,08,211, while the toll touched 1,39,700, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Travis Head to lead Australia A against India A
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) The Australia selectors have announced a 13-member Australia A squad that will take on India A at Drummoyne Oval in a three-day game, beginning on Sunday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
36 cross-party UK MPs support Indian farmers' agitation
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) A faction of 36 cross-party UK MPs, led by the Labour Party's Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, have come out in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation in India, asking British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to raise the matter with New Delhi.
2020-12-05
Category: International, India,National
Guterres hails Kuwait's efforts to defuse Gulf crisis
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hailed Kuwait's mediation efforts to defuse tension between Qatar and several other Gulf countries.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
NIA names Dhana in Khalistan narco-terror case
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The NIA has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Dharminder Singh aka Dhana for receiving smuggled heroin from Pakistan and selling and using the drugs money to further activities of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) in connection with a narco-terror probe case.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to move to Texas from California
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is planning to leave California and move to Texas that has no state income tax, a move that could save him billions of dollars, the media reported.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Fourth Syrian constitutional talks conclude
Geneva, Dec 5 (IANS) The fourth meeting of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee has concluded here after week-long discussions aimed at forming a new constitution to pave the way for a political solution for the decade-long conflict in the country, a UN envoy confirmed.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Apple to replace iPhone 11 display with touch issues for free
San Francisco, Dec 5 (IANS) In some good news for iPhone 11 owners, Apple has said that it will replace the display on devices that have glitchy touch screen for free, owing to an issue with the display module.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Blood donations improve upto 80% of pre-Covid level'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic ensued a significant reduction in blood donation across the globe due to a pan-lockdown, panic, cessation of blood donation camps and disruption of transport services, which lead to postponement of all elective transfusion requirements.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US sets record with 225,201 single-day Covid-19 cases
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Setting a new grim record, the US reported 225,201 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic in the country, currently the worst-hit in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Healthcare shouldn't remain asset to prosperous nations only'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) As the world is charting out a future response to the Covid-19 pandemic, a growing group of experts working for public health have now demanded the world leaders to take a comprehensive and global approach towards the current pandemic as well as for the preparation of the future ones as well.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
No Fortnite World Cup in 2021, online events are on: Epic Games
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Epic Games has announced that like this year, there will be no in-person events in 2021, including a Fortnite World Cup, as the pandemic refuses to slow down.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Palestine slams Bahrain over importing goods from Israeli settlements
Ramallah, Dec 5 (IANS) Palestine have slammed Bahrain's decision to import goods from the "illegal" Israeli settlements under its normalization agreement with Tel Aviv reached two months ago.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Google Search driving 4bn customer-business connections a month
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Google has revealed that Search results that show local places and businesses now drive more than 4 billion connections between customers and businesses every month.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Richie Mehta: Wanted to dispel myths with 'Delhi Crime'
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Indo-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta does not seek validation from his International Emmy win for his web series, Delhi Crime, but by audience response. He says the real point of pride was when people resonated with everything that he was trying to convey with the story.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Farmers in India have right to demonstrate peacefully: Guterres spokesperson
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) Farmers in India have the right to demonstrate peacefully and authorities should allow them, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,International
Saudi FM hails efforts of Kuwait, US in solving Gulf crisis
Riyadh, Dec 5 (IANS) Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has hailed the efforts of Kuwait and the US in solving the Gulf crisis.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
UK, EU Brexit talks paused over 'significant divergences' (Ld)
London, Dec 5 (IANS) After one week of intense trade negotiations in London, the chief Brexit negotiators from the UK and the European Union (EU) have agreed to "pause the talks" due to "significant divergences".
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 400,000
Ottawa, Dec 5 (IANS) Amid a raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada reported 3,763 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall infection tally to 400,031, according health authorities.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
We all have our mountains to climb: Nimsdai Purja
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) For this former Special Forces officer in the UK Navy, making the world record of climbing all 14 of the world's highest peaks above 8000-meters (called the 'eight-thousanders') in a record time of six months and six days, it was about proving to the world the reach of human body and mind.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,National
Global Covid-19 cases top 65.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 65.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.51 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Nawazuddin Siddiqui: This has been a special year
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has had a good year. Despite lockdown, he stood out with roles in the burgeoning OTT space.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US to withdraw majority of forces from Somalia by early 2021
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) The Pentagon said that President Donald Trump had ordered to pull the majority of US military forces out of Somalia by early 2021.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
Pelosi expresses optimism over COVID-19 relief package
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed optimism that Democratic and Republican lawmakers could reach an agreement on a new COVID-19 relief package before they leave Washington by the end of the year.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Utkarsh Ambudkar: My family is constantly in fairy mode
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian origin American actor Utkarsh Ambudkar says his household is one where all members strongly believe in magic and miracles.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US governors press federal gov't, Congress to pass COVID-19 relief bill
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Two US governors urged the federal government and Congress to sort out their differences and push through a COVID-19 relief bill as soon as possible to salvage the Americans out of the abyss of the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 278,000 lives nationwide.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Shawn Mendes on his new album: Feels like freedom
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Singer Shawn Mendes has unveiled his new album, Wonder. He says it feels like freedom.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Citing tech issues, UN Covid-19 summit nixes Adar Poonawalla video
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) The United Nations Covid-19 summit passed up a pre-recorded video message from Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, who was scheduled to speak in an afternoon session headlined 'The Road to a COVID-19 Vaccine - a Global Public Good.'
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Jane Seymour slams rules of MeToo
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) Actress Jane Seymour feels that the rules for MeToo have gone too far, as people are conscious and know what not to do.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'NYS COVID-19 test positivity rates, hospitalizations trend up'
New York, Dec 5 (IANS) Of the 208,297 COVID-19 tests reported in New York State, 11,271 were positive, or 5.41 per cent of the total, up from 4.84 per cent one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Don't misread efforts to relocate Rohingyas: B'desh ministry
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) A total of 1,642 Rohingyas of Bangladesh are settling in after arriving at Bhashan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali which is their new home now, during the first phase of relocation, in what may be called a milestone in Bangladesh's handling of the Rohingya crisis.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Fauci accepts Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Anthony Fauci, a top US infectious disease expert, said that he has accepted President-elect Joe Biden's offer to be his chief medical adviser.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,Politics
WHO chief scientist hails 'incremental' basis of scientific progress
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) As the world awaits the first wave of Covid-19 vaccinations, the chief scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), hailed the "incremental" nature of scientific progress that launched the record breaking speed at which the first of several coronavirus vaccines are coming to market.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
UK, EU remain hopeful of post-Brexit trade deal
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Britain and the European Union (EU) remain hopeful of a post-Brexit trade deal despite talks are currently in a difficult phase, local media reported.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
NDPS court permits B'luru police to carry hair test of accused
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) special court on Friday granted permission to the Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police to carry out a hair sample test of an accused involved in a high profile Sandalwood drugs case.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BioNTech CEO recounts origin story of Covid vaccine
United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) Scientists from BioNTech and Astra Zeneca which are at the bleeding edge of coronavirus vaccine development revealed little known details of the origin stories of their frantic race that began early this year, at a United Nations Covid-19 summit on Friday.
2020-12-05
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Deve Gowda bats for free Covid vaccine to the poor
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) Lauding the Union government's efforts to get the Covid vaccine rolled out early, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday said the vaccine should be given for free to the poor and at affordable rates to the majority of the people.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Centre promised 1 crore Covid vaccines in phase one: AP CM
Amaravati, Dec 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said the Central government has promised 1 crore coronavirus vaccine shots to the state in the first phase.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Hyderabadis give fractured mandate, TRS single largest party (Roundup)
Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) Elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) threw up a hung house as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made big inroads to deny the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) a clear majority.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Andhra Assembly passes tax, appropriation bills on session's last day
Amaravati, Dec 5 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed four bills, including the appropriation bill, by voice vote, on the last day of its session Friday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
K'taka BJP leaders term GHMC polls as 'Spectacular Victory'
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) After registering decent show in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections on Friday several Karnataka BJP leaders including Chief Minister, B. S Yediyurappa hailed it as "Spectacular Victory"."
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Dec 5 (IANS) New cases at 1,247 outnumbered 877 recoveries on a day across Karnataka, taking its Covid tally to a whopping 8,90,360, including 25,046 active cases till Thursday, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Serial killer involved in 3 murders held in Gurugram
Gurugram, Dec 5 (IANS) A joint team of the crime units of Palam Vihar and Gurugram Sector-40 police station have arrested a dreaded serial killer, who carried out consecutive murders on the night of November 24, 25 and 26, in Gurugram, police said on Friday.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka braces for Saturday shutdown by pro-Kannada activists
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Karnataka is bracing for a state-wide shutdown on Saturday, called by pro-Kannada activists in protest against the formation of the Maratha Development Authority by the government.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Fake site allotment racket run by BDA staff busted in K'taka
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) A fake site allotment document racket run by four officials of the Bengaluru Development Authority was busted on Friday in a joint operation launched by the Bengaluru city police and the Bengaluru Development Authority Task Force.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra logs 599 more Covid cases as recoveries increase
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has registered 599 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.7 lakh, even as 913 more patients recovered from the virus on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Andhra Assembly resolves to defer panchayat polls
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday resolved to defer the rural local bodies elections scheduled in February 2021 by the State Election Commission and incorporate a legal provision in the AP Panchayat Raj Act 1994 to handle the "situation".
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress will bring no-confidence motion on farm laws: Hooda
Gurugram, Dec 4 (IANS) Amid the ongoing farmers' stir, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the Congress will bring a no-confidence motion in the Legislative Assembly on the farm laws.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Haryana,National
Meghalaya parties' stir to enforce ILP to keep state out of CAA purview
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday assured an apex body of over 17 organisations that he along with Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma would soon go to Delhi to urge Home Minister Amit Shah to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system across the state.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Politics
India's foreign exchange reserves decline by $469 mn
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined $469 million during the week ended November 27.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pixxel plans to have its satellite constellation up in sky by 2022
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Bengaluru-based private satellite company Syzygy Space Technologies Pvt Ltd, commonly known as Pixxel, plans to have its constellation of 30 small earth observation satellites up in the sky by the end of 2022, said a top company official.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Consistent Sneha triumphs in 7th leg of women's golf
Noida, Dec 4 (IANS) Amateurs took the spotlight as Sneha Singh recorded a wire-to-wire win in the seventh leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour (WPGT) here on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Mizoram enters country's solar power map with 2 MW plant
Aizawl, Dec 4 (IANS) Mizoram on Friday earned a place on India's solar power map with the commissioning of a two MW capacity solar power plant.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Jadeja ruled out of rest of T20I series with concussion
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who sustained a concussion during the first T20 against Australia here on Friday, has been ruled out of the remainder of India's three-match T20 series, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday. Pacer Shardul Thakur has been included in the T20 squad.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Anti-Mujib sculpture procession in Dhaka dispersed by police
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) A procession of radical Islamists and "anti-Liberation War" activists, protesting against a proposed statue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, in Dhaka on Friday was dispersed by a baton charge, police said.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Why Raj govt is silent over health gear scam, asks BJP leader
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Alka Gurjar on Friday questioned the silence of the Rajasthan government at a time when corruption is at its peak amid the Covid-19 pandemic in state, and alleged that officials are openly misusing government funds in the name of the pandemic.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
3rd phase of DDC polls registers 50.53% turnout in J&K (2nd Ld)
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) State Election Commissioner (SEC) K.K. Sharma informed on Friday that the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 50.53 per cent voter turnout.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
ISRO's PSLV rocket to launch Pixxel's earth imaging satellite
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Friday that NewSpace India Limited, the commercial arm of the Department of Space, has entered into a launch agreement with the country's private satellite company Pixxel.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech
Veteran mountaineer Chanchal Mitra, 86, dead
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer Chanchal Kumar Mitra died on Friday, aged 86. He breathed his last at his nephew's place in Mumbai where he was living for one year for medical treatment.
2020-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Celebrations break out in Telangana BJP camp
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Celebrations broke out in the BJP camp in Telangana on Friday as the party made huge gains to win 46 seats in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, emerging as the second largest party.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Chhetri's goal helps Bengaluru beat Chennaiyin 1-0
Bambolim (Goa), Dec 4 (IANS) Bengaluru FC registered their first win of the season in their match, as they beat arch-rivals Chennaiyin FC 1-0 in a heated encounter in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium here on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Gurugram police detain group for sitting on Delhi-Jaipur Expressway
Gurugram, Dec 4 (IANS) A group of people were detained by the Gurugram police on Friday from the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the National Highway 48. The detainees were allegedly sitting on the National Highway in support of the ongoing farmers' demonstrations, the police said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Maha's Covid-19 deaths stay high, recoveries improve
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained on the upswing, staying past the 100-mark although new infections dropped and recoveries improved, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'Besharam Bewaffa' music video actor Siddhath Gupta believes in luck factor
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor-model Siddharth Gupta appears in the music video of the new B. Praak song, Besharam Bewaffa. He calls himself a workhorse, adding that luck plays very important factor in the entertainment industry
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hold local body elections within 10 weeks: K'taka HC to poll panel
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to declare elections to 198 wards of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) as early as possible, within two-and-a-half months from now.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
K'taka mulls cancelling all celebrations between Dec 20 to Jan 2 fearing Covid resurgence
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Following the expected Covid -19 second wave scenario in month of January or February, Karnataka Health and family welfare minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said that the government is mulling over suspending all celebrations between December 20, 2020, and January 2, 2021 in the state.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
5,718 new Covid cases, 29 deaths in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 (IANS) Kerala on Friday recorded 5,718 new Covid cases out of 57,456 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
BJP Bihar chief concerned over rising crime in the state
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) With the law and order situation becoming a challenge for the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal has raised concerns over rising crime in the state.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bukhari condemns attack on Apni Party's DDC candidate in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari on Friday condemned the attack on Anees-ul-Islam, the party's candidate for the District Development Council (DDC) polls from Sagaam-Kokernag in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Adah Sharma teases a hint of her next film
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Late on Friday, Adah Sharma teased a sneak peek of her next film, which will be announced on Saturday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Run disclaimer with fantasy sports ads: I&B ministry to media
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has told both print and audio/visual medium to run a disclaimer while advertising online gaming and fantasy sports platforms, according to an advisory issued on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Business/Economy,Other Sports
Eminent India-born US scientist Kapany passes away
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Eminent India-born US scientist and patron of Sikh arts and literature, Narinder Singh Kapany (94), passed away in California on Friday. He is survived by his son and daughter.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Science/Tech
H1B workers in crosshairs of US lawsuit against Facebook
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) H1B workers find themselves in the crosshairs of a new US Justice Department lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the giant social media platform discriminated against American workers and favoured foreign workers to fill more than 2,600 jobs with an average salary of approximately $156,000.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Fake GST invoice fraud: 104 arrested in 3 weeks
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) and the CGST Commissionerates, in the three weeks of the nationwide drive against GST fake invoice frauds, have so far arrested 104 persons for illegally availing or passing on input tax credit (ITC) fraudulently through fake entities and fly-by-night firms and circular trading.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Model and B'wood aspirant Sasha Merchant inspired by Deepika Padukone
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Model and aspiring actress Sasha Merchant wants to have a career like Deepika Padukone. She adds that she would definitely try her luck in films if an exciting offer comes her way.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC junks plea seeking govt nominees in Ayodhya mosque trust
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a plea seeking directions to nominate representatives from the Centre and state government on the "Indo Islamic Cultural Foundation" trust, constituted to build a mosque in Ayodhya.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
United States and India discuss IP-led solutions to the pandemic
New Delhi, Dec. Dec 4 (IANS) India, with its strong domestic industry and innovative capacity, can play a major role in fighting the pandemic and the time is now," said Patrick Kilbride, senior vice president of the US Chamber's Global Innovation Policy Center.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Inflationary woes: RBI retains rates, maintains accommodative stance (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday retained its key short-term lending rates to subdue the persistently high inflation rate.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
When Jacqueline Fernandez put Seema Khan at ease
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Seema Khan, fashion designer and wife of Bollywood actor Sohail Khan, appears in the web series Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives. She says she was initially nervous shooting for her bridal collection, but felt at ease after actress Jacqueline Fernandez signed up.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Results are not to our expectations, says KTR
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Working President K. T. Rama Rao said on Friday that the results of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) were not to the party's expectations.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
8 out of 10 people exhibit trust in advertising, finds ASCI-ISA report
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) A recent study has found that eight out of 10 people trusted advertising messages across media.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Amit Sadh: Disability is only when someone gives up
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh says his upcoming starrer, the web series Zidd, is an ode to the bravery of an extraordinary man.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Telangana Congress chief quits after party's rout in GHMC polls
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Telangana state Congress chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday resigned from the post, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Children on 'lease' to steal at big fat North Indian weddings
New Delhi, Dec 4 ( IANS ) At an age when they should be going to school, children from villages in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district board planes to metropolises in north India. The reason behind their travel is likely to shock you.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two arrested for GST fraud of Rs 118 crore
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Central Excise Department, Chennai Outer, has arrested two persons, for committing a massive GST fraud, by issuing fake invoices to the extent of Rs 776 crore and passing on illegal and unlawful input tax credit, to the extent of Rs 118 crore.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Who will fill Ahmed Patel's shoes in Congress?
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Congress has given the interim charge of treasurer to senior leader Pawan Kumar Bansal after the demise of Ahmed Patel, who had passed away due to Covid related complications on November 25. But Patel was much more than just the treasurer for the party. The question which arises following his demise is that who will fill Patel's shoes in the grand old party?
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Mumbai's BEST gets 26 swank electric AC buses
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) With a view to curb pollution, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday dedicated 26 air conditioned electric buses built by Tata Motors to Mumbai's public transport system, BEST.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Selection cartel in DDCA must end: CAC chairman Atul Wassan
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) For former India pacer Atul Wassan, December comes with bitter-sweet memories vis-a-vis Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Exactly a year after he was removed as chairman of the senior selection committee, he was appointed chairman of the DDCA's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Friday. Letting the past behind him, he now wants to "layout a roadmap" for Delhi cricket for at least one-and-a-half years, and end a "selection cartel" that appeases clubs.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TV star Rohan Mehra plays aspiring dancer in web series
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Rohan Mehra will soon be seen in a new web series as Rahim, a boy who aspires to be a dancing sensation someday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Keeping things simple, not worried about competition: Samson
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) After a decent performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he aggregated 375 runs and also played a few games as wicketkeeper and followed it up with a good show in the first T20 International at Canberra, Sanju Samson said he is unfazed by the competition in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup next year.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Not scared of ED, says Amarinder; slams Badals, Kejriwal
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Asserting that he was not scared of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) or anyone else, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed all the opposition parties in the state for playing politics with the lives of the farmers to further their own interests.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
We want to take tourism to Goa's remote villages: CM Pramod Sawant (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant says efforts are on to take tourism initiatives beyond the tried and tested 3-S formula of sun, sand and sea into remote villages in the state's hinterland.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Vikas Verma had to bulk up to play the villain in 'Coolie No. 1'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Vikas Verma will be seen as the antagonist in the Varun Dhawan-Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No. 1, directed by David Dhawan.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Katrina Kaif shares her workout routine for the day
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Katrina Kaif on Friday shared her workout routine for the day, and revealed the secret behind her enviable figure.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India to deploy enhanced capability boats at Pangong Lake to thwart Chinese incursions
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India will deploy boats with enhanced capabilities, including anti-ramming features, at Pangong Lake at eastern Ladakh, one of the border locations witnessing a dispute with China.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Priyanka to have bases in Lucknow, Prayagraj too for UP battle fillip
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections still more than a year away, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is set to get involved more in state party unit affairs by setting up bases in state capital Lucknow and Prayagraj, party sources have said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kirti Kulhari: As a teenager, I lacked self confidence
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari says she struggled with self-confidence and self-esteem issues as a teenager, and discovered internal strength growing up.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nifty, Bank Nifty gain for 5th straight week
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The NSE Nifty along with the broader market gained for the fifth week in a row and even the Bank Nifty recorded gains for the fifth straight week -- surpassing the 30,000-level.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ranveer wears a pearl neck piece, netizens wonder if it is Deepika's
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Ranveer Singh has tried out a new style statement on social media, and fans are wondering if he has borrowed from the jewellery box of his wife Deepika Padukone.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Shilpa Shukla joins 'Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shukla will be seen in the new chapter of the courtroom drama series, Criminal Justice.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP makes big gains in Hyd polls, TRS falls short of majority (4th Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Signalling its emergence as a dominant force in Telangana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 46 seats in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls to deny the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) a clear majority.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AgustaWestland case: SC stays HC order on Saxena's approver status
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order, which dismissed the plea of the Enforcement Directorate to revoke businessman Rajiv Saxena's status as approver in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Next agitation from Dec 14 to demand reservation for Vanniars: PMK
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) PMK founder S Ramadoss said on Friday that his party's next phase of agitation to secure 20 per cent reservation in education and government jobs for Vanniars will begin on December 14.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Preity Zinta is back to 'ghar ki kheti'
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) With Los Angeles going into lockdown ahead of Christmas, actress Preity Zinta is getting back to gardening. She says it is her way to stay positive.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
With over 85K samples, Delhi conducts highest tests till date
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With more than 85,000 tests for Covid-19 in a single day, the national capital conducted a record number of tests on Friday since the pandemic struck the city, as per the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chrissy Teigen shares what could embarrass her the most
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has revealed her most embarrassing situation in a hilarious post on social media.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RBI stance powers equities rise, interest rate sensitive stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank's decision to maintain an "accommodative stance", along with enhanced liquidity support, lifted the key equity indices to close at new record highs on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Baby moma' Anita Hassanandani is a 'hungry moma'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Anita Hassanandani, who is expecting her first child with husband, businessman Rohit Reddy, says she is a hungry moma.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unhappy Aus say Jadeja replacement should have been like-for-like
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) The Australia team on Friday said that they were fine with Ravindra Jadeja being replaced by a concussion substitute after the first innings but their main contention was that it should have been a like-for-like replacement and not leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
#DiljitVsKangana continues trending on Twitter
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Twitter war between Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut has continued being a trending topic throughout Friday. Hashtags #DiljitVsKangana and #DiljitDestroysKangana have been trending on the microblogging site.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Migrant labourer's son from Bihar village wins gold medal at IIT, Roorkee
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Rahul Kumar, 22, the son of a migrant worker from Sosandi, a nondescript village in Bihar's Nalanda district, has graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, one of the premier educational institutes in the country.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Features,Human Interest/Society
Akshay Kumar joins Sara Ali Khan on the 'Atrangi Re' set
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has started shooting for the film Atrangi Re, with Sara Ali Khan, and he shared the update with an unseen picture from the set.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Punjab CM unveils logo for 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday virtually unveiled the logo for the state-level 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Tegh Bahadur, to be held in a single phase in April-May 2021 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, instead of the two-phased celebrations proposed earlier.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Kirti Kulhari to discuss new-age dating
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Neena Gupta, Sanya Malhotra, Kirti Kulhari, Sumukhi Suresh, Sushant Divgikar and Maanvi Gagroo will open up on the highs and lows of dating in an upcoming web show.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI books Delhi-based chemical company in Rs 1,800 cr bank fraud case
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case against Delhi-based Jay Polychem India Ltd. (borrower company) and others for defrauding a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India to the tune of Rs 1,800 crore and carried out searches at three locations in the national capital.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid farmers agitation, Kisan Congress working without regular chief
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Joining the party's Delhi unit and the Youth Congress in lending a helping hand to agitating farmers on the borders of the national capital, the Congress farmer's wing, the Kisan Congress, remains headless even a year after its national chief Nana Patole became the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Moderna to make up to 125mn Covid-19 vaccine doses available globally
New York Dec 4 (IANS) US-based drugmaker Moderna has said that it expects to have between 100 million and 125 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine available globally in the first quarter of 2021.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Daniel Radcliffe explains his absence from social media
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Daniel Radcliffe says he stays away from social media to avoid getting into fights with random people.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kovind to inaugurate 60th anniversary celebrations of Goa liberation: CM
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will be the chief guest at the 60th anniversary celebrations of Goa's liberation from Portuguese rule, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Anil Kapoor refutes rumours, says he has tested Covid negative
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor on Friday tweeted from his verified account to put an end to rumours that he has tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ED attaches Mallya's property worth 1.6 mn euros in France
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a significant action against fugitive liquor baron and founder of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has attached his assets to the tune of 1.6 million euros in France.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maha Council biennial polls: MVA emerges with flying colours
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) In an extended celebration of its first anniversary in office, the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) emerged trumps in 4 of the 6 Maharashtra Legislative Council seats in the biennial elections, the results of which were announced here on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Anil Kapoor refutes rumours, says he has tested Covid positive
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor on Friday tweeted from his verified account to put an end to rumours that he has tested Covid-19 positive.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
He was feeling dizzy, says Samson on Jadeja
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian team remained non-committal on the state of Ravindra Jadeja's injury after the left-handed all-rounder suffered a blow to his head and had to be replaced by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during the first T20 International at the Manuka Oval on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Struggling East Bengal hope to get season going against NorthEast
Vasco (Goa), Dec 4 (IANS) After successive defeats against ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC, SC East Bengal will look to register their first win as they take on NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan on Saturday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Fitbit replacing some Sense smartwatches after bug hits ECG tool
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Wearable brand Fitbit has offered replacements for some users of its Sense smartwatch after it discovered a bug in the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature that affected the readings, the media reported on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Health/Medicine
Rajini must have an alliance and be the CM candidate, says political analysts in TN
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) For the actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth even as a Chief Ministerial candidate, a political alliance to fight the 2021 polls is important and further the parties he aligns with should not have negative votes, said political analysts.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Fortnite's India oriented Bhangra Boogie Cup tournament to start Dec 6
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Epic Games, developer of popular battle royale game Fortnite, in partnership with OnePlus on Friday announced that its India oriented Bhangra Boogie Cup for Android smartphones will kick off on December 6.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
From Kashmir to BigBasket, India under attack in cyber space (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Last month, one of India's popular online grocery store, BigBasket, found that its data of over 20 million users had been hacked and were on sale on the dark web for over $40,000.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Can't thank PM Modi enough for sharing my video: Singer Sundeep Gosswami
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted the song Kaal ke hain mahakal on his verified account, and its composer-singer Sundeep Gosswami is overjoyed. Gosswami says the song has gone viral ever since PM Modi posted it on social media, with many other top politicians sharing the song.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma passes away
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Lakshwadeep's Administrator, Dineshwar Sharma, died due to severe bleeding due to intra-cerebral haemorrhage in a private hospital here on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
AP Chambers disowns member's statement on states' finances
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Federation has dissociated itself from a member's statements which recently prompted BJP MP Suresh Prabhu to caution Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the financial state of affairs in Andhra.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
I learned how to bowl from Zampa: Chahal
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who came in as a concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja and took three for 25 to help India win the first T20 International and clinch the Man-of-the-Match award, said that he was mentally prepared to replace Jadeja and took the cue from Adam Zampa to bowl flatter to regain form.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Bigamy irrational, unconstitutional; strike it down: Plea in SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking to declare the practice of bigamy unconstitutional, oppressive towards women and opposed to equality.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
AAP foisted 'high command' culture in Goa: Ex-convener
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Aam Aadmi Party Goa unit convener Elvis Gomes on Friday announced his resignation from the party's primary membership also and accused its central leaders of "deviating from their core principles and foisting a high command culture in Goa".
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kartik Aaryan reiterates importance of wearing mask at work
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has reiterated the importance of wearing a mask at work amid the coronavirus pandemic in his new social media post.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nair promoted as new chief athletics coach of India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has promoted Radhakrishnan Nair as chief coach of Indian athletics, it was announced on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
One held at Chennai airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 35.5 lakh
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Chennai Air Customs on Friday said that it has arrested an air passenger from Dubai at the airport here on charge of gold smuggling after contraband valued at Rs 35.5 lakh was seized from him and a co-passenger.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Google lets people share photos with Street View via smartphones
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Google has updated its Street View app on Android and now, anyone can share their photos with Street View and create connected photos with just a smartphone.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Gurugram: Man arrested for ATM card-cloning bid
Gurugram, Dec 4 (IANS) A man was arrested by the Gurugram police, while trying to clone an ATM card, officials said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
DMK to hold black flag protest against farm laws on Saturday
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said that his party will hold a black flag protest against the three farm laws passed by the Central government.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Hundreds bid farewell to Manipur braveheart martyred in J&K
Imphal, Dec 4 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday offered full force honours during the last rites of Sub-Inspector Paotinsat Guite, who was martyred in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Manipur,National,Defence/Security
Coolie No. 1 song 'Teri bhabhi' was created using live instruments
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) New-age composer duo Javed-Mohsin went retro with song recording technique to bring alive the peppy dance track Teri bhabhi in the forthcoming film Coolie No. 1.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Priyanka addresses Dalit panchayat in UP
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Friday, expressed concern over the increasing atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
CBI arrests Delhi councillor in graft case, BJP suspends him
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said that it has arrested a BJP councillor from Delhi in a bribery case related to some construction work.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Can't do much against doctor's opinion: Finch on concussion sub
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Australia captain Aaron Finch played down the matter of India bringing in leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal as concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja in the first T20I after the decision appeared to have irked Australia head coach Justin Langer who was seen discussing the issue with match referee David Boon at the Manuka Oval on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Customs suspects Kerala gold smuggling accused of reverse hawala trade
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) At a time when various national probe agencies are making all out efforts to crack the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case, the Customs department suspects that reverse hawala transactions had taken place from Kochi to the UAE through the diplomatic baggage of the UAE Consulate in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farmer leader Rajewal complains of dizziness, undergoes check-up
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Prominent farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Balbir Singh Rajewal, who has been holding talks with the Centre, complained of dizziness on Friday and was taken to Fortis Hospital in Gurugram for a check-up.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Jitin Prasada forms 'security force' for empowerment of Brahmins
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A 'Brahmin Security Force' has been formed by Congress leader and former Union Minister Jitin Prasada to protect Brahmins from onslaughts and also to fight for their rights and empowerment.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Jharkhand HC seeks report: Who got Lalu shifted to RIMS bungalow?
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court on Friday sought a report from the state government as to who ordered the shifting of jailed RJD President Lalu Prasad from the paying ward at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here to the Director's bungalow.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Letitia Wright faces backlash over Covid vaccine comments
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Black Panther actress Letitia Wright has been slammed by netizens for her Covid-19 vaccine remarks.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Concussion sub Chahal's 3-wicket haul helps India win first T20I
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) India's concussion substitute Yuzvendra Chahal, who came in for Ravindra Jadeja during Australia's innings, picked three for 25 in his four overs to help India beat Australia by 11 runs in the first T20 International at the Manuka Oval on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Noise expands audio portfolio with 6 affordable products
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Domestic tech-lifestyle brand Noise on Friday launched six new affordable products including its first-ever wireless speaker and Bluetooth headphones, at a starting price of Rs 799.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Dalai Lama congratulates Maha teacher who won global prize
Dharamsala, Dec 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Friday congratulated Ranjitsinh Disale, a primary school teacher in Maharashtra, on winning this year's Global Teacher Prize, saying educating the young children, especially the poor, is perhaps the best way to help them as individuals.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Education,Religion
'Elegy For The East' - fiction that reflects reality
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Perceived from the eyes of the subaltern and the marginalised, this is a powerful narrative that would pull at the heartstrings of every reader as it tells the stories of youths in angst, of groups who struggle to bring about a more just society, and of women who search for true meaning of life amidst trials and tribulations.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mumbai is heart of Hindi film industry, nobody can take it anywhere: IMPPA
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association has written a letter to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in support of the Mumbai film industry, along with suggestions to sustain the entertainment industry in the time of crisis.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
China approves S Korean game for 1st time in 4 years
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) China's media regulator has approved a South Korean video game for the first time in nearly four years in what could be a relaxation of economic retaliation.
2020-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Maha NCP leader's murder: Senior scribe absconding
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Dec 4 (IANS) The Ahmednagar Police have launched a manhunt for a senior journalist-cum-lawyer who is absconding after the sensational murder of a Nationalist Congress Party leader five days ago, the police said here on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Industry hails RBI's move to hike contactless card transaction limit
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The payments industry on Friday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's move to hike the limit of contactless card transaction from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
ED asks court to declare Iqbal Mirchi's family as fugitive economic offenders
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed an application before a Mumbai Court to declare slain underworld don Iqbal Mirchi's family members as "fugitive" economic offenders in connection with its probe into a money laundering case.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Plea in SC: Farmers blocking emergency services on Delhi borders
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As farmers have continued to stay put on the Delhi borders for over a week amid talks between their leaders and the Centre, a Delhi resident has moved the Supreme Court to seek their immediate removal as "they are blocking roads to hamper emergency/medical services".
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chris Hemsworth: Great to be back on set
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth is back to work, and he is cherishing every moment of it.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Airbnb restricts bookings to stop 'unauthorised' New Year parties
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As people plan New Year Eve parties amid surge in Covid cases globally, the home rental service Airbnb has announced major changes in its online booking platform to deter "unauthorised" parties.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Bigg Boss 14: Kavita Kaushik in no mood to give explanation for stormy exit
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Television actress Kavita Kaushik, who left the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 14 following a spat with fellow contestant Rubina Dilaik earlier this week, is in no mood to offer explanation for her behaviour.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tide turning within Raj BJP, Raje's followers want her as 2023 CM face
Jaipur, Dec 4 (IANS) Equations within the Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit seem to be taking a turn as former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's followers have started a social media campaign pitching her as their leader for the 2023 polls.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Annika Sorenstam elected International Golf Federation president
Geneva, Dec 4 (IANS) Ten-time major winner Annika Sorenstam has been elected the new president of the International Golf Federation (IGF) after long-standing head Peter Dawson stepped down.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Golf
Prominent farmer leader Rajewal complains of chest pain
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Prominent farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) President Balbir Singh Rajewal, who has been holding talks with the Centre for repealing the farm laws, has complained of chest pain.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fruits & veggie prices show slight dip as arrivals improve in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Despite the closure of several routes connecting Delhi, due to the farmers' protests, arrival of fresh vegetables and fruits in the national capital has brought down their prices, although wholesale prices of potatoes registered a slight rise while onions have declined.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
DBS Bank India gets Rs 2,500 cr capital infusion from DBS Bank Singapore
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANS) DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL) on Friday announced it has received capital infusion of Rs 2,500 crore from DBS Bank Ltd, Singapore, to support the India franchise, following the amalgamation of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with it.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Franklin Templeton urges investors to vote for winding up of 6 schemes
Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As the Supreme Court has directed Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund to seek consent of the unit-holders for winding up the six schemes, the mutual fund house urged the investors to vote in favour of the closure, suggesting that it would result in the "best possible outcome" for them.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Google Play Music finally stops working globally
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Google that began shutting down its legacy streaming service Play in October is now officially dead for all users.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Jharkhand announces rewards on seven Maoists
Ranchi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Jharkhand Police on Friday announced rewards ranging from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh on seven Maoist guerrillas of banned People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Terrorism
'New film city in Noida won't divide B'wood, but boost Indian cinema'
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The proposed 'infotainment' city to be set up in Noida in Uttar Pradesh will provide a massive boost to Indian cinema and "not divide" the Bollywood, feels Bhojpuri actor-turned-politicians Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Bryan Cranston on lingering effects of coronavirus
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Bryan Cranston is still dealing with the effects of Covid-19, and says he is yet to fully regain his sense of smell months after his battle with the virus.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Kangana Ranaut reacts to legal notices against her
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut on Friday reacted to legal notices piling up against her.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Delhi's local pollution sources also need to be dealt with: CPCB
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central Pollution Control Board on Friday said that open dumping of garbage, construction-demolition activity, unpaved roads, and re-suspension of road dust are the major local sources contributing to Delhi's air pollution at a time when the contribution of stubble burning to the crisis has plummeted to merely one per cent.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Intel debuts 2nd Gen cryogenic quantum control chip
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Chip maker Intel has debuted second-generation cryogenic control chip called Horse Ridge II housing key capabilities to overcome scalability, one of the biggest hurdles of quantum computing.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Tejashwi slams Centre for not inviting RJD to all- party meeting
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav has slammed the Centre for not inviting the RJD to the all-party meeting on the coronavirus vaccine.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Mamata reminds people of her 26-day hunger strike before discussing anti-farm bill protests
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) A day after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concerns over the ongoing anti-farm bill protest, she reminded people of her 26-day long hunger strike in Kolkata opposing the forcible acquisition of farmland in Hooghly district's Singur for the Tata Motors then proposed Nano car factory.
2020-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP wins 3 but loses Varanasi in UP local polls
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The BJP has won three seats in the UP Legislative Council, of the six where results have been announced.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
1st T20I: Chahal brought in as concussion substitute for Jadeja, Langer unhappy
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) India brought in leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal as concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja in the first T20I against Australia on Friday, a decision that appeared to irk Australia head coach Justin Langer who was seen discussing the issue with match referee David Boon at the Manuka Oval.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
NASA picks 4 companies to collect lunar resources
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Taking a critical step forward in its lunar exploration goals, NASA has selected four commercial companies to collect lunar resources as part of the Artemis programme that aims to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Snoden urges Trump to pardon Assange
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has urged US President Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange during his last days in the White House.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Auction of leases as option discussed with Pralhad Joshi: Goa CM
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Auctioning of Goa's iron ore-laden mining leases was one of the options discussed at a joint meeting on Thursday chaired by Coal and Mines Minister Pralhad Joshi, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Death row commutation can't be delayed due to pending appeal of co-accused: SC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that once the Centre has decided to recommend a presidential pardon for a convict on death row, pendency of appeal(s) of the co-accused in the apex court cannot become a ground to delay the process.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Banks need to invest more in IT, tech: RBI Guv on HDFC Bank outage
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) A day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asked the HDFC Bank to temporarily stop issuing new credit cards and launching new digital businesses activities, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said that all banks and other financial institutions should invest more on their IT systems and technology to avert such inconvenience for the customers and build trust towards digital payments.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
Police use social media innovatively for updates on traffic, farmers' agitation
New Delhi, Dec 4 ( IANS ) It has been more than a week since farmers from neighbouring states camped at the Delhi borders demanding the repeal of the Centre's farm laws. Ever since, the Delhi Traffic police Twitter handle has been posting regular updates on roadblocks and route diversions for the convenience of commuters.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Darbaan: Poignant drama (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2 )
Darbaan (film on Zee5); Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Sharad Kelkar, Rasika Dugal, Flora Saini, Harsh Chhaya; Direction: Bipin Nadkarni; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-12-04
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TRS leading in 70 divisions in Gr. Hyd (3rd Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) continues to maintain the lead in most of the divisions of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) despite a tough fight put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Flipkart launches '2GUD Local' to digitise offline retailers
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Flipkart's independent value-driven platform, 2GUD on Friday launched 2GUD Local to connect popular offline retailers scattered across the country with online shoppers.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
Russia adds 27,403 new Covid-19 cases
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS) Russia on Friday reported 27,403 new coronavirus cases, down from the all-time high of 28,145 a day earlier, according to health authorities.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
New Intel ML system efficiently detects bugs in code
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Chip giant Intel has unveiled a machine programming research system that can autonomously detect errors in code.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
First ODI postponed after SA player tests positive for Covid-19
Cape Town, Dec 4 (IANS) The first One-day International between South Africa and England has been postponed to Sunday (December 6) after a player from the Proteas team testing positive for COVID-19 after the teams last round of scheduled testing performed on Thursday ahead of the ODIs.
2020-12-04
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor, director Raj Mehta test Covid positive in 'Jug Jugg Jeeyo' unit
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor, and director Raj Mehta, have tested Covid-19 positive. The stars as well as the filmmaker are part of the unit of the film Jug Jugg Jeeyo, which arrived in Chandigarh a few days ago for an outdoor stint.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
1st T20I: Rahul, Jadeja help India set 162-run target for Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) A well compiled half century from KL Rahul and a late onslaught from Ravindra Jadeja helped India post a 162-run target for Australia in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Manuka Oval on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Amazon to soon allow users to type and chat with Alexa
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Amazon is testing typing functionality for Alexa on iOS devices which will allow users to send messages to Alexa rather than using voice, especially in situations like being at a public place or in a meeting where voice command is awkward.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Farmers at Delhi-Ghazipur border to intensify stir if demands not met
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Farmers protesting at Delhi-Ghazipur border against the three contentious agricultural laws on Friday warned that they will amplify the protest by blocking more roads and choking supply of food products to the national capital if another round of discussion between them and the central government fails to yield results on Saturday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Javadekar seeks Delhi govt's action on CPCB complaints
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday asked the Delhi government to take swift action on the complaints forwarded to it by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Inflationary woes: RBI retains rates, maintains accommodative stance (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday retained its key short-term lending rates to subdue the unabatedly high inflation rate.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BenQ launches new range of video conferencing cameras in India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Taiwanese electronics company BenQ on Friday launched a new range of video cameras at a starting price point Rs 17,500 to support the current hybrid workspace reality.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
43.03% votes polled till 1 pm in J&K DDC Phase 3 polls (Ld)
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) The third phase of District Development Council elections recorded an overall polling percentage of 43.03 across 33 constituencies in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir till 1 pm on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Senate to vote on blocking Trump's UAE arms sale
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Senate will vote next week on whether to block President Donald Trump's arms sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a top official announced.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
E-commerce industry sees 56% growth in festive orders: Report
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India's e-commerce industry reported nearly 56 per cent growth in order volume this festive season amid the pandemic as compared to the same period last year, said a new report on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Sandalwood drugs case: SC notice on Ragini Dwivedi plea
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea moved by Kannada film actress Ragini Dwivedi seeking bail in the Sandalwood drugs case. The actress has highlighted that she has been in jail for 90 days without any authentic proof or recovery from her.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
'RBI to decide on bank licences to corporates after due examination'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) At a time when the proposal of giving bank licences to corporate houses has received criticism from several quarters, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said that the central bank has not decided on the issue yet and will take a "considered" decision after going through all the comments on it and examining the whole matter.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Tata Power receives LoI for Odisha's WESCO, SOUTHCO discoms
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Tata Power on Friday announced that it has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) for the distribution and retail supply of electricity by WESCO and SOUTHCO.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy
Uday Shankar is FICCI President-Elect
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Media and entertainment executive Uday Shankar has been selected as President-Elect, FICCI for the year 2020-21. He will be succeeding Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI, and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group during FICCI's 93rd AGM between December 11-14, 2020.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Seoul to tighten quarantine rules
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) The municipal government of Seoul on Friday announced a plan to further tighten quarantine rules amid a spike the number of new coronavirus cases in the South Korean capital.
2020-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
India warns Canada of serious damage to bilateral relations over Trudeau's comments
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In a major diplomatic offensive, the Centre on Friday warned the Canadian government of serious damage to bilateral relations if it continued to interfere in India's domestic matters.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Terrorism
Discussions on for agenda of Afghan-Taliban formal talks
Kabul, Dec 4 (IANS) The delegation representing Afghanistan in the talks with the Taliban on has said that discussions have started over the agenda of the formal talks between the two sides.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kerala technique for head and neck surgery published in top medical journal
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) A study containing innovative reconstruction techniques in head and neck surgery developed by a team of Kerala doctors has been published in the leading British medical journal -- Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery [JPRAS], popularly known as the British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Mujeeb-ur-Rahman tests positive for Covid-19
Brisbane, Dec 4 (IANS) Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman, who is set to play for Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Big Bash League, has tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Six TDP MLAs suspended, ex-CM Naidu walks out of AP Assembly
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) Six opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLAs were suspended for the day on Friday by the Speaker as the Andhra Pradesh Assembly witnessed pandemonium on the fifth day of its Winter Session.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Indian expat wins over $3 million in Abu Dhabi raffle
Abu Dhabi, Dec 4 (IANS) An Indian expat won 12 million dirhams ($3,267,102) in the Big Ticket raffle held in Abu Dhabi, the media reported.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora
German power equipment maker Senvion sells its India operations
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Power equipment maker Senvion GmbH has entered into contractual agreements to sell 100 per cent of its Indian operations, Senvion India, to Dubai-based fund GREDHCL (Global Renewable Energy Development Holding Company Limited).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Galaxy F62 with Exynos 9825 SoC expected to launch soon
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly planning to release it's next F-series smartphone 'Galaxy F62' with Exynos 9825 SoC that comes alongside 6GB RAM.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Indian Navy day 2020: Focus on safeguarding sea lanes to boost trade
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Indian Navy will play a key role in Indias drive to become a $5-trillion economy, with a fleet of three aircraft carriers, submarines, aircraft and drones to ensure that sea lanes for trade are always secure.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Meghalaya police seize 1,525 kg explosives, six held
Shillong, Dec 4 (IANS) The Meghalaya police have arrested six people with 1,525 kg of explosives and 6,000 detonators, from East Jaintia Hills district, bordering Bangladesh, officials said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unique book on Lord Ram, as seen by Urdu writers
Prayagraj, Dec 4 (IANS) Excerpts from books written on Lord Ram in Urdu and Persian, have been compiled in one book by a Prayagraj-based academician Ajay Malviya.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
UK sets target to reduce emissions by 68% by 2030
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced a new ambitious target to reduce his country's emissions by at least 68 per cent by 2030, compared with the 1990 levels.
2020-12-04
Category: International, India,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Satellite photos show severe damage in US' record 2020 wildfire season
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Satellite photos have revealed severe damages caused by the record wildfire season this year in the US states of California and Colorado, a new study said, adding that the "high severity" infernos might create bleak, barren landscapes in the future.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S'pore to contribute $5mn to help other nations get Covid-19 vaccines
Singapore, Dec 4 (IANS) Singapore on Friday announced its decision to contribute $5 million to support low- and lower-middle-income countries procure Covid-19 vaccines.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
RJD to hold dharna at Patna ground against farm laws on Dec 5
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) As the Union government is slated to hold yet another round of talks with the farmers on their demands in Delhi on December 5, the opposition RJD will hold a dharna at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Saturday to protest against three new central farm laws.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
India will start vaccination only after expert nod: PM seeks suggestions (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Addressing an all-party meeting on Covid vaccines delivery and distribution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that state governments' advise will be sought on the matter as to who all will get the inoculation first, and urged political leaders to write in their suggestions.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Now 26 stressed sectors to be eligible for on-tap TLTRO
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to bring the 26 stressed sectors identified by the K.V. Kamath Committee under the ambit of on-tap targeted long-term repo operation (TLTRO).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP demands Odisha Minister's resignation over minor's murder
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (IANS) Members of the BJP's women wing in Odisha tried to gherao the official residence of Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo here on Friday, demanding his resignation for allegedly shielding the prime accused in the murder of a five-year-old girl in Nayagarh district.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Keen to learn from drag-flickers in senior team, says Gagandeep Kaur
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Gagandeep Kaur, defender in the Indian junior women's hockey team, has stated she is aiming to progress in her career and is keen on learning more tricks of the trade from players in the senior teams.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Adil Hussain begins shooting for 'FootPrints On Water' in London
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Adil Hussain has started shooting for his new film, FootPrints On Water, in the city.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CDS Bipin Rawat offers prayers at Gorakhnath temple
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, who is on a two-day visit to Gorakhpur, offered prayers at the iconic Guru Gorakhnath temple.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security,Politics
EU to retain ban on PIA flights
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has moved to retain its ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights from operating in the bloc's member states, expressing dissatisfaction over the steps taken by Islamabad's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to address licensing and safety concerns, the media reported on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rani Mukerji: Learnt a lot about humanity doing 'Black', 'Hichki'
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji says she learnt a lot about humanity essaying roles as the specially-abled Michelle McNally in Black and the Tourette Syndrome patient Naina Mathur in Hichki.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Panipat railway station to have a face-lift
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Rail Land Development Authority will redevelop Panipat railway station in line with global standards and offer state-of-art amenities to the commuters and it will be under a Public-Private Partnership model (PPP), an RLDA statement said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Imran proposes 10-point action plan to avert economic collapse
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) While addressing a special UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on the Covid-19 pandemic, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan proposed a 10-point action plan to avert an economic collapse in several developing countries due to the ongoing global health crisis.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IIT-K holds virtual placement drive amid pandemic
Kanpur, Dec 4 (IANS) For the first time ever, the placement drive at IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K) is being held in an online mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
DDC candidate shot, injured by terrorists in Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Suspected terrorists shot at and injured a candidate in the fray in District Development Councils' (DDCs) elections in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
1st T20I: Australia opt to bowl against India, Natarajan makes debut
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Australia skipper Aaron Finch on Friday won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Manuka Oval.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Initial response from investors for PMC Bank positive : Das
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) expects resolution plans for Mumbai-based Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank soon as initial response from investors have been positive.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Group of 209 employees to bid for Air India (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A group of 209 employees of Air India are bidding for the national carrier in partnership with a private financier.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sumeet Vyas: Emotional shift happened within me with parenthood
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Sumeet Vyas says fatherhood has changed him emotionally. He feels, in our patriarchal society, we do not talk about the emotional and vulnerable side of a man.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
25.58% voting till 11 am in J&K's DDC Phase 3 polls
Jammu, Dec 4 (IANS) The third phase of elections to Jammu and Kashmir's District Development Councils (DDC) on Friday recorded a voter percentage of 25.58 till 11 am across 33 constituencies spread over all the districts of the Union Territory, officials said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
AP govt not clearing village development bills of Rs 2.5K cr: TDP
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) Even as opposition leaders took out a protest rally to the Assembly on Friday, TDP General Secretary Nara Lokesh accused the Andhra Pradesh government of not paying up Rs 2,500 crore in bills raised for developmental activities done in villages during the TDP rule.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kidney disease leading risk factor for Covid hospitalisation: Study
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Chronic kidney disease is the leading risk factor for hospitalisation from Covid-19, says a study of electronic health records.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Australia reports record-breaking online shopping boom
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Australia has witnessed an unprecedented online shopping boom amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with a record number of parcels to deliver every day this week, the country's postal service company said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Politics
63 moons to challenge SEBI order on STP Gate Services
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) 63 moons technologies on Friday said it would challenge the SEBI order, which rejected its renewal application for providing STP Gate Services, and take appropriate legal action in the higher judiciary forum.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
S.Africa to tighten regional restrictions
Johannesburg, Dec 4 (IANS) South Africa will impose additional restrictive measures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in an effort to stem the resurgence of the Covid-19 cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address.
2020-12-04
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Apple Silicon M2-powered MacBook Pro to launch next year: Report
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) After launching the Silicon M1-powered Macs, Apple is planning to launch new Mac devices next year that will house an upgraded M2 Apple Silicon.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
RBI to come up with guidelines for dividend distribution by NBFCs
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to come out with guidelines for dividend distribution by NBFCs.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Libya hails UN's travel exemption for Gaddafi's family members
Tripoli, Dec 4 (IANS) Libya's UN-backed government has welcomed the humanitarian travel exemption granted by the UN Security Council Committee to three family members of the country's late leader Muammar Gaddafi.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,Politics
RBI allows settlement files of payment systems on all days of year
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The RBI has proposed to allow settlement files of payment systems viz., AePS, IMPS, NETC, NFS, RuPay, UPI to be posted to the apex bank on all days of the year.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi chairing all-party meeting to discuss corona situation, vaccine
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chairing an all-party meeting with ministerial colleagues and select opposition leaders on Friday to discuss the ongoing battle against coronavirus pandemic and potential availability of coronavirus vaccine in the near future and its distribution in India.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
GHMC: 1st result goes to MIM's kitty, TRS takes lead (2nd Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) First result in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections has gone in favour of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) while ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has taken early lead in majority of the divisions from where counting trends were available.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-MCA president Ashish Shelar to contest for BFI chief's post
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Former president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and BJP leader Ashish Shelar is all set to contest for the president's post in the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll tops 175,000
Brasilia, Dec 4 (IANS) Brazil reported 755 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of fatalities to 175,270, the second highest in the world after the US.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
TECNO launches 'POVA' smartphone with 6000mAh battery at Rs 9,999
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, on Friday launched POVA, a new line of smartphones, at a starting price of Rs 9,999.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Mika Singh to Kangana: Shame on you
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh is upset with Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for misidentifying an elderly Sikh woman, who had joined the farmers' protest, as Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh. 
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Canada's Covid-19 cases top 390,000
Ottawa, Dec 4 (IANS) Amid a raging second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada's overall caseload and death toll have surged to 395,576 and 12,395, respectively, according to health authorities.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Gurinder Sandhu switches to Sydney Sixers for Starc for BBL 10
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Australia ODI fast bowler Gurinder Sandhu has joined Sydney Sixers for the upcoming Big Bash League edition. He has been signed as local replacement for Mitchell Starc whilst the pacer is on Test duty for the upcoming four-match series against India.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
T'gana HC suspends SEC's circular on ballot papers with 'distinguish mark'
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Friday suspended a circular of the State Election Commission (SEC) declaring ballot papers with 'distinguish mark' instead of arrow cross-mark as valid in the elections for Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Loco pilot held for raping, blackmailing minor UP girl
Kanpur (UP), Dec 4 (IANS) A loco pilot has been booked under the stringent POCSO Act and arrested by the Kanpur police on the charges of raping, filming and blackmailing a 13-year-old girl, police said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Can blood-sugar drug metformin cut Covid-19 death risk?
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Metformin, a generic medication for managing blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, has been linked to significantly reduced Covid-19 death risks in women in an observational study.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Italy sets tough curbs for Christmas, New Year holidays
Rome, Dec 4 (IANS) In an effort to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Italy has imposed tough restrictions for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, which will include a ban on inter-regional travel and a nationwide curfew on December 31.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Akshay Kumar gets nod to shoot in Ayodhya for 'Ram Setu': Reports
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar will reportedly shoot his next film, Ram Setu, in Ayodhya after getting permission from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. 
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Dress code in Shirdi Temple not new or compulsory: Official
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Dec 4 (IANS) The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SST) on Friday said that the 'civilized dress code' suggested for darshan at the world-famous temple is neither new nor compulsory, but devotees must "cover their legs at least below the knees and arms till the elbows".
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Inflationary woes: RBI retains rates, maintains accommodative stance (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday retained its key short-term lending rates to subdue the unabatedly high inflation rate.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
No recreational, economic activities at Magh Mela 2021
Prayagraj (UP), Dec 4 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government has decided that no recreational events or economic activities will be allowed at the annual Magh Mela at the beginning of 2021 in view of the prevailing coronavirus pandemic situation.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
OPEC+ agrees to increase output by 500,000 barrels a day in Jan
Vienna, Dec 4 (IANS) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC countries have decided to increase oil production by 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January 2021.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Commercial, cooperative banks don't have to pay dividends for FY20
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) In a major relief to state-run commercial banks and cooperative banks, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday announced that the lenders do not have to pay dividends for the financial year 2019-20 and retain all of their profits.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Covid-19 vaccine shipments for NYC as early as Dec 15: Mayor
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) New York City is expecting Covid-19 vaccine shipments as early as December 15 and the first batch will prioritize healthcare workers and nursing home residents, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
NewSpace India not to transfer ISRO's space tech to individuals
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) The NewSpace India Ltd, the commercial arm of Department of Space (DoS) will not transfer space technologies developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to individuals, states the Revised Technology Transfer Policy Guidelines states.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech
Realme X50 Pro 5G receives UI 2.0 based on Android 11
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Smartphone maker Realme on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the update for UI 2.0 for its 5G flagship X50 Pro 5G.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RBI strengthens grievance redressed framework of banks
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to put in place a comprehensive framework to strengthen and improve the efficacy of the internal grievance redress mechanism of the banks and to provide better customer service.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Why has India's banking system had to weather such a storm? (Book Review)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) India's banking system continues to lurch from one crisis to another -- the latest being the RBI asking HDFC to temporarily stop all launches of its digital business generating activities following repeated technological glitches. Once again, the question being asked is: "Is my money safe in banks?"
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Statue of 1971 martyr in Dhaka University partially damaged by miscreants
Dhaka, Dec 4 (IANS) A sculpture of Madhusudan Dey, who was brutally killed by the Pakistan Army in March 1971, was partially damaged by some unknown miscreants in the Dhaka University (DU) campus premises.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1st Test: Williamson's 251 puts New Zealand on top against Windies
Hamilton, Dec 4 (IANS) Skipper Kane Williamson scored a brilliant double hundred as New Zealand dominated the proceedings on Day Two of the ongoing first Test against West Indies at the Seddon Park.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Addict held for grievously injuring mother in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A 38-year-old addict Praveen was arrested for severely injuring his mother by battering her with an iron pestle after she refused to give him money to buy drugs, police said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
RBI proposes liquidity enhancing measures for RRBs
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) After banks and NBFCs, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now decided to facilitate a more efficient liquidity management in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
YouTube will now warn users before posting comments
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) To encourage respectful conversations, YouTube is launching a new feature that will warn users when their comment may be offensive to others, giving them the option to reflect before posting.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah resigns
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah has announced her resignation "to pursue new opportunities" outside the US administration.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
ED serves 3rd notice to Kerala CM's aide Ravindran for Dec 10
Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday served yet another notice to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's close aide CM Ravindran to appear for questioning in the gold smuggling case on December 10. It is the third ED notice to him.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
EU organizes West Bank cycling event against gender-based violence
Ramallah, Dec 4 (IANS) The European Union, in partnership with the a non-government Sharek Youth Forum, has organised a cycling event in the West Bank city of Jericho to raise awareness of women's rights and protection.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Israel,Human Interest/Society
RBI proposes digital payment security control directions
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) In order to strengthen security controls around the digital payment systems, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday proposed to issue Digital Payment Security Controls Directions, 2020 for regulated entities.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Night temperatures dip below zero in Kashmir & Ladakh
Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Night temperatures remained below the freezing point in both Kashmir and Ladakh on Friday as the weather office forecast another spell of rain and snow beginning on Sunday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Indian OTT users comfortable with paying Rs 400 a month
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) As low cost of mobile data and affordable smartphones revolutionise the OTT video streaming landscape in India, the users are now comfortable paying Rs 400 (less that $6 a month) on average to avail these services, according to a new report.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Sensex hits 45,000 mark for first time ever (Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The BSE Sensex crossed the 45,000 mark for the first time ever, after the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the accommodative stance would continue for the rest of FY21 and revised the growth prospects.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SIT to probe mysterious deaths of 3 minors in UP
Mirzapur, Dec 4 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to investigate the mysterious deaths of three cousins in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur, whose bodies were found on Wednesday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP gains in UP Vidhan Parishad polls
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) BJP is emerging as a major gainer in the elections to 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council which began a day ago and is still underway amid tight security on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Bengal T20 Challenge: Spinners win it for East Bengal against Calcutta Customs
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) East Bengal's three-legged spin attack bagged a total of seven wickets as they defeated Calcutta Customs by 41 runs to register their third win in a row in the ongoing Bengal T20 Challenge tournament being played at the Eden Gardens.
2020-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Inflation likely to remain elevated, Q3 CPI seen at 6.8%
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) As India battles to break out of the Covid cloud and the severe setback inflicted by the pandemic on the economy, the Reserve Bank of India's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) expects inflation to remain high and the consumer price index (CPI) for the October-December quarter of FY21 is projected at 6.8 per cent.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kamala Harris names senior White House aides
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced on Thursday new members of her White House senior staff.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kiara Advani reveals what her bio would read if she joined a dating app
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Kiara Advani says she has never joined a dating application and if she ever did so her bio would read that she was only looking for love.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Daily Covid-19 cases continue to decline in Telangana
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) As the daily Covid count continues to see a decline in Telangana, the cumulative tally now stands at 2,72,123 with 631 cases reported on Friday, while 802 people have recovered during the same period, health officials said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
5 kids severely injured in UP blaze
Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) Five children within the age group of five to eight years are fighting for their lives after receiving serious burn injuries while playing with explosive material extracted from firecrackers in an Uttar Pradesh town here.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US services sector expansion slows in Nov amid Covid-19 spikes
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US services sector expanded in November for the sixth consecutive month, but the pace slowed down amid the unabated surge in the number of new coronavirus cases across the country, according to an updated report.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Atul Wassan appointed chairperson of three-member DDCA CAC
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Former Indian fast bowler Atul Wassan has been appointed as the chairperson of the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) Cricket Advisory Committee.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Youth beaten in court for inter-faith marriage
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 4 (IANS) In another fallout of the new anti-conversion law, a Muslim youth was allegedly abused and beaten inside the court premises in Aligarh where he had come with a girl, to get legally married.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
iOS 14.2 adds 1080p FaceTime support to iPhone 8, new models
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Apple has added support for the highly-demanded 1080p FaceTime calls with the new iOS 14.2 update. The new resolution for video calls is supported by iPhone 8 and new models, including the iPhone 12 series.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
BJP, JJP political 'wedge' widens with inconclusive farmer talks (IANS Analysis)
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) The political 'wedge' between the coalition partners in Haryana -- the BJP and the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) -- is widening with the talks between the Centre and the protesting farmers remaining inconclusive despite four rounds of negotiations.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chile extends Covid-19 state of emergency for 3rd time
Santiago, Dec 4 (IANS) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has extended a state of emergency for the third time, to continue imposing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
US Senate confirms Christopher Waller as Fed Governor
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Waller, a regional Federal Reserve official, to serve on the central bank's seven-member board of governors in Washington.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
CAB announces insurance for 30 differently-abled cricketers
Kolkata, Dec 4 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has announced insurance cover for 30 differently-abled cricketers of all three categories -- hearing impaired, visually challenged and physically challenged -- for a year.
2020-12-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
RBI revises FY21 growth to (-)7.5% on current recovery rate, vaccine hopes
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the real GDP growth projection for FY21 upwards to (-) 7.5 per cent on the back signs of faster recovery after the narrowing of the GDP contraction for the July-September, along with hopes of Covid-19 vaccines.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Legal notice to Kangana, Sikh body demands apology over derogatory tweets
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, seeking an "unconditional apology" for her "derogatory" tweets against farmers and activists involved in the farmers protest against the Centre's three Farm Laws, the committee's president said on Friday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bundelkhand farmers to join stir in Delhi
Banda, Dec 4 (IANS) The Bundelkhand Kisan Union (BKU) has announced its support to the farmers' demand for convening a special session of Parliament to repeal the Centre's three farm laws.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Obama, Bush, Clinton to reassure vaccine safety amid wide sceptism
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) After the Democrats disparaged US President Donald Trump's programme to get an anti-coronavirus vaccine ready at warp speed, they are now turning to former Presidents to help convince Americans that it is safe to get vaccinated against the raging disease.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Twitter kills threaded replies, shuts down beta app twttr
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Twitter has turned off its threaded replies experiment as it made conversations hard to read and shut down its beta app called twttr, designed for experiments like threaded replies.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
RBI maintains key lending rates, accommodative stance (Ld)
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) To subdue unabatedly high inflation rate, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained the key lending rates.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BJP takes initial lead as counting underway in Greater Hyderabad polls (Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken an initial lead as counting of votes polled in Tuesday's Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) municipal polls was underway Friday amid tight security.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Suarez cleared for Atletico return after testing negative for Covid-19
Madrid, Dec 4 (IANS) Striker Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training from Friday after he returned a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
France inspects dozens of mosques, many could face closure
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) French authorities have started the inspection of mosques believed to be fomenting Islamist fervour and encouraging "separatism" and Islamic extremism.
2020-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics
Food that helps build resistance against air pollution
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) The air that we all are breathing has reached dangerous levels of pollution yet again. People with no known history of respiratory problems are visiting hospital emergency rooms.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Live and let live, love and not hate
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) Literature festivals and events are dominated by heterosexual content or mainstream ideas of existence and matters that impact their lives and emotions, says human rights gay activist Sharif D Rangnekar.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran discusses Covid-19, climate change with Prince Charles
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with the UK's Prince Charles and exchanged views on the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and biodiversity, according to an official statement.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Author-naturalists release photographic field guide to wildlife of South India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) Renowned naturalists Surya Ramachandran and David Raju have released their new book 'Photographic Field Guide ? Wildlife of South India. The comprehensive field guide covering all mammals, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles and amphibians of the six states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) of South India.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
8th North East Festival to be held in Guwahati
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) The North East Festival, a popular event held in Delhis Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ever since its inception seven years ago, will be held in Guwahati, Assam this year.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Samsung phone-based combat information device to help military
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) The military will introduce a Samsung smartphone-based combat information device on a trial basis next year that will enable troops to view real-time battle information without relying on communications networks.
2020-12-04
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech,Technology
A focus on academic entrepreneurs in India
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) India is the third-largest tech start-up hub globally, yet academicians are still on the fringes when it comes to entrepreneurship in the country. The gaps in academic entrepreneurship are evident in the number of data scientists, engineers and other skilled professionals who continue to seek employment opportunities - even when the job market is down - and hesitate to dream of becoming entrepreneurs, says Esha Tiwary, India head, Entrepreneur First.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion
Developers can now sign up for 15% Apple App Store cut programme
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Apple has announced that the developers in its new small business programme can now sign up to receive 15 per cent more from sales of their apps on App Store.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
MPC maintains accommodative stance, keeps rates unchanged
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) To subdue unabatedly high inflation rate, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained the key lending rates.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Don't know if I'd go back to my old normal: Faezeh Jalali
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANSlife) Actor-director and theatre personality Faezeh Jalali says that the expecting things to go back to the old normal anytime soon seems like a far possibility, and speaks on why she wouldn't like to venture into digital theatre as a creator.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
NIA takes over Nov 19 Nagrota encounter case
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Fifteen days after a Jaish terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota that saw four militants killed, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has taken over the investigations into the November 19 incident, officials said here.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Digital December: Movie buffs have a lot to watch out for on OTT
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Cinema theatres have opened, but all the remaining films of the year were already sold to various OTT platforms during lockdown. While many of these films have already dropped straight to streaming platforms, having bypassed theatrical release, a slew of exciting content for movie buffs is in store in the month of December.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The Hundred: Zampa, Gardner among players retained by Birmingham Phoenix
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Birmingham Phoenix have announced eight more players for The Hundred in 2021, including Australians Adam Zampa and Ashleigh Gardner.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Prominent Google AI ethicist says I'm fired, company explains
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Google has abruptly fired Timnit Gebru, one of the top artificial intelligence (AI) researchers at the company, allegedly for not retracting a research paper she wrote with four fellow Googlers that needed to go through the internal review process.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Covid-19 could push 207mn more people into extreme poverty: UNDP
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) An additional 207 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030, due to the severe long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic, bringing the total number to more than a billion, a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) study has revealed.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Equity indices rise ahead of monetary policy announcement
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices rose on Friday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy announcement scheduled during the day.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's ODI win just the catalyst for Test series (Column: Close-in)
The initial two disastrous losses that India faced in the One-day Internationals against Australia had all their followers in a state of disbelief. The daggers were drawn to attack India's front-line bowlers and the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Unfortunately, the fan following of Indian cricket have over the years been emotional and immature and with the increased digital platforms and social media interaction, the cricketers are now being exposed to criticism like never before.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
India inches closer to 96L Covid cases
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With 36,595 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally increased to 95,71,559 on Friday, as 540 more fatalities took the Covid-19 toll to 1,39,188, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
US designates entity subordinate to Iran's military firm
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions against an Iranian entity and its director allegedly related to Iran's chemical weapons research.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nadella takes a dig at Amazon as Microsoft unveils Azure Purview
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Taking an apparent dig at Amazon and its Cloud arm AWS, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said that it is important to not only trust a vendors technology capabilities but also its 'business model alignment with its customers.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
UNGA Prez calls for multilateralism in fight against Covid-19
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir has called for leadership and multilateralism in the fight against the raging global coronavirus pandemic.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
Police stall interfaith marriage in Lucknow
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Lucknow stopped an interfaith marriage, which was taking place with the consent of both the families, leading to anger against the anti-conversion law.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
41 women cricketers sign full-time contracts with ECB's regional hubs
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Forty-one female cricketers have signed full-time domestic contracts with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB's) eight regional hubs.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Lucknow's SGPGIMS conducts maximum Covid tests in a day
Lucknow, Dec 4 (IANS) The Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here has claimed to have conducted the highest number of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 in a single day in the whole country.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Vivek Murthy tipped for big healthcare role in Biden admin
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) Indian-American Vivek Murthy, the former US Surgeon General, is tipped for a big role in Joe Biden's health care team, as the President-elect readies to name consequential picks to will lead the next administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Facebook sued for favouring H1B visa holders over US workers
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly discriminating against workers in the US, keeping a separate job listing process for the H1B visa holders.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pakistan team denied exemption to train while in isolation in New Zealand
Christchurch, Dec 4 (IANS) The Pakistan men's cricket team have been denied the exemption to leave their hotel and train in groups while completing their time in managed isolation after several members of the touring side tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Counting of votes begin in Greater Hyderabad polls
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Counting of the votes cast in Tuesday's Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) municipal polls began on Friday amid tight security.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
US reports record-high daily Covid-19 cases, tally tops 14mn
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The US has set a new world record for the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalisations reported in a single day, as the country's overall infection tally has surpassed the 14 million mark.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Carlos Tevez on Maradona tribute: 'I knew I'd score'
Buenos Aires, Dec 4 (IANS) Carlos Tevez has revealed he broke a framed display case to use an old Diego Maradona shirt in Boca Juniors' 1-0 Copa Libertadores victory over Brazil's Internacional.
2020-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
US Senate passes bill to clear epic Green Card backlog, Indians thrilled (Ld)
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) After more than a year of intense political tangling, the US Senate has passed a bill that lifts the existing per-country cap on the number of employment based permanent-residency permits or 'Green Cards' issued to legal immigrants, potentially paving the way for Indians waiting in decades-long lines to breathe easier.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
UN special session stresses equity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) Equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines, medicines and medical equipment will be secured in global response to the ongoing global pandemic, according to speakers at a special session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in response to the health crisis.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases surpass 65mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 65 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.50 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cyclone Burevi weakens into deep depression
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Cyclone Burevi weakening into a deep depression over Gulf of Mannar close Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
2020-12-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Senate passes bill to clear massive Green Card backlog, Indians say 'fingers crossed'
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) After more than a year of intense political tangling, the US Senate has passed a bill that lifts the existing per-country cap on the number of permanent-residency permits issued to legal immigrants, potentially paving the way for Indians waiting in decades-long lines to breathe easier.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,National
California Guv announces new plans to implement restrictions
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) California Governor Gavin Newsom announced plans for a regional stay-at-home order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic based on hospital capacity, which is designed to be triggered when fewer than 15 per cent of beds are available in intensive care units (ICUs) for a region.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Elizabeth Debicki: Difficult resisting society pressure to look a certain way
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood actress Elizabeth Debicki feels it is very difficult to resist societal pressure to look a certain way, and says she found it liberating when, as a woman she decided to get fit for herself, and not for people.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
'Mulan' director Niki Caro calls action sequences in the film 'explosive'
Los Angeles, Dec 4 (IANS) Director Niki Caro says she loved creating stunt sequences in the new film Mulan, and describes the action sequences as explosive.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NYC Covid-19 infection rate tops 5%: Mayor
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) New York City's Covid-19 infection rate on a seven-day average surpassed 5 per cent for the first time in months, reaching a new high of 5.19 per cent, compared with 4.8 per cent one day earlier, Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Farmers' refuse to stop protest till farm laws are repealed
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Farmer leaders have clearly stated that the agitation would continue till the farm laws are repealed, however, the government has softened its stance on some demands of the farmers.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Isla Fisher: Lot of the fairytales are offensive
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Isla Fisher finds a lot of fairytales offensive as they push gender stereotypes or show women as damsels in distress. Fisher says she tweaks such stories while reading out to her children.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
France to launch COVID-19 vaccination program in "a matter of weeks"
Paris, Dec 4 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex said a three-phase COVID-19 vaccination program will be launched in "a matter of weeks" and people will have the jabs free of charge and voluntarily.
2020-12-04
Category: International, France,Politics
Biden picks Brian Deese as director of National Economic Council
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) US President-elect Joe Biden announced that he has selected Brian Deese, a former Obama administration official and currently head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, to serve as the next director of the National Economic Council.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
UN chief calls for solidarity to confront Covid-19
United Nations, Dec 4 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for global solidarity and a sense of urgency to confront Covid-19.
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Politics
'Govt will consider demands of farmers on APMCs, private markets' (Ld)
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government will consider the demands of the farmers for level playing field between the APMCs and private markets or trade area outside the APMCs and other issues in the farm laws.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National
Colorado teen Gitanjali Rao is TIME 'Kid of the Year'
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen "scientist and inventor" Gitanjali Rao on its first ever 'Kid of the Year' cover, selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees for her "astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying".
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,Education
Indian American teen Gitanjali Rao on TIME cover
New York, Dec 4 (IANS) TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen "scientist and inventor" Gitanjali Rao on its first-ever 'Kid of the Year' cover, selected from a field of more than 5,000 nominees for her "astonishing work using technology to tackle issues ranging from contaminated drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying".
2020-12-04
Category: International, United States,National
3 sentenced for 6yrs by NIA special court in fake currency case
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) The National Investigations Agency (NIA) special court on Wednesday convicted three persons in connection with a fake currency racket case, three years after they were arrested.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rs 3K cr project to boost water transportation in Brahmaputra, Barak rivers
Guwahati, Dec 4 (IANS) The Central government is likely to undertake a Rs 3,000 crore project to further improve Assam's water transportation in the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers to boost trade in the entire northeastern region and the neighbouring states, officials said on Thursday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Tiger attacks: Villages in Telangana's Asifabad living in fear
Hyderabad, Dec 4 (IANS) People in several villages in Telangana's Kumuram Bheem Asifabad district are living in fear after tigers mauled to death two tribals over last three weeks.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa motorcycle taxis urge CM to stop Uber Connect delivery
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa's motorcycle pilots, who run a unique and traditional two-wheeler taxi service, have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to put an end to Uber Connect, a package delivery service using two-wheelers started recently by the global travel aggregator in several Indian states, including Goa.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lawyer, associate held with 84 kg of marijuana in capital
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Delhi Police's Crime Branch early on Thursday arrested two members of a drug cartel, including a Uttar Pradesh lawyer, and seized a total of 84 kg marijuana from them.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 bills passed by voice note in Andhra Assembly on Thursday
Amaravati, Dec 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed four bills, AP Disha (special courts for specified offences against women and children bill) 2020, AP Land Tilting Bill, AP Municipal Laws (second amendment) and Electricity Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on the fourth day of the winter session through voice vote.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Karnataka logs 1,446 new Covid cases; 894 recover
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) Karnataka registered 1,446 new Covid cases while 894 recovered in a day, taking its Covid tally to 8,89,113, including 24,689 active cases on Wednesday, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew in CM's hometown after attack on Bajrang Dal activist
Shivamogga, Dec 4 (IANS) Tension gripped Karnataka Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa's hometown after miscreants attacked Bajrang Dal district co-convenor Nagesh on Thursday morning.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Railways to resume suburban train services in B'luru region
Bengaluru, Dec 4 (IANS) In a relief to commuters in and around Bengaluru, the South Western Railway (SWR) would resume suburban train services from December 7 after suspending them for over eight months to contain the Covid pandemic, an official said on Thursday.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Sushma Swaraj's Ballari days' host, doctor passes away
Ballari, Dec 3 (IANS) Noted cardiologist and Ballari district Akhil Bharat Brahmana Mahasabha president, B. K Srinivasa Murthy passed away on Thursday due to age-related issues in Bengaluru.
2020-12-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Govt looks for middle path, softens stance on some demands
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The fourth round of talks between the Union government and the farmers' representatives at the Vigyan Bhawan on Thursday did not reach any conclusion, but the government has softened its stance on some demands of the farmers, who are protesting against the Central farm laws passed by the Parliament in September this year, so as to end their agitation.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Andhra records 664 more Covid cases, tally reaches 8.7 lakh
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh reported 664 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.7 lakh, even as 835 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
New cases again outnumber recoveries in J&K
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) New COVID-19 cases again outnumbered recoveries in J&K on Thursday as 582 tested positive against 419 recoveries.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
TN BJP relieves its intellectual cell head after he joined Rajini's party
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu BJP said on Thursday that it has accepted the resignation of Ra Arjunamurthy, President of the state unit's Intellectual Cell, after he joined actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth's to be floated political party. Rajinikanth told reporters that Arjunamurthy has been appointed as the Chief Coordinator.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Expelled BJD MLA arrested on job fraud charges
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) Expelled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Pradeep Panigrahi was on Thursday arrested by the Crime Branch (CB) of Odisha Police for allegedly collecting money by promising jobs in a Tata company.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths again rise, infections drop (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths again rose to remain past the 100-mark while the number of new and active patients declined, health authorities said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
11 lakh mandays generated in Odisha through sericulture
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) Around 11 lakh mandays were generated through sericulture activities in Odisha as a measure towards livelihood support activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, said an official on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Bihar school's WhatsApp group hacked, numbers traced to Pak, gulf countries
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) The police in Gopalganj in Bihar have been put on high alert after it came to light that some pornographic video contents were uploaded on a WhatsApp group of Class VII students of the Army School located in the Hathua locality.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rift widens in NDA as Beniwal, Vasundhara supporters spar
Jaipur, Dec 3 (IANS) A war of words broke out on Twitter on Thursday between Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal, whose Rashtriya Loktantrik Party is a constituent of the NDA in Rajasthan, and the supporters of former BJP Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Coded signals during match 100% within spirit of cricket: Morgan
Cape Town, Dec 3 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan said on Thursday that his team's use of information provided by an analyst during a match is "100 per cent within the spirit of the game".
2020-12-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Mamata to give 9.5 lakh free tabs to students in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday that the state government will give free tabs to 9.5 lakh students in government schools and madrasas to facilitate online education in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
More bird walks in Vizag Zoo as initiative gets good response
Visakhapatnam, Dec 3 (IANS) Encouraged by a good public response, Visakhapatnam Zoo is continuing its ornithological assets display on Saturday and Sunday mornings through a series of bird walks.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata expresses concerns over anti-farm law protests
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed her concerns over the ongoing anti-farm law protests being staged by the agitating farmers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Open to alliance with Rajini's party, says TN Deputy CM Panneerselvam
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Welcoming actor Rajinikanth's decision to float a political party, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Thursday said that the two parties could form an alliance.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Para-athletics coach tests Corona positive
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Para-athletics coach Nawal Singh has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced on Thursday. Singh is part of a national camp currently on at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Huge cache of smuggled marine life products seized in Guwahati, 3 held
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) In the biggest ever seizure of its kind in northeast India, officials in Guwahati seized a huge quantity of illegally smuggled marine life and wildlife products, including 50 kg sea fans, and arrested three persons in connection with the case, officials said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi: Covid positivity rate drops below 5% for first time since Oct 7
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The positivity rate of Covid-19 dipped below 5 per cent in the national capital on Thursday, for the first time since October 7, after Delhi conducted a record number of tests in the last 24 hours.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Why Telangana farmers are not protesting over the new laws
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) At a time when farmers of Punjab, Haryana and other northern states are up in arms against the new farm legislations, the silence by Telangana farmers has been surprising.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
FIH allocates quotas for 2022 and 2023 World Cups
Lausanne (Switzerland), Dec 3 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday allocated quotas for the 2022 women's World Cup and the 2023 men's World Cup at its Executive Board (EB) meeting.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Switzerland,Sports,Hockey
Andhra Speaker not enforcing Covid preventive measures: Naidu
Amaravati, Dec 3 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N/ Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that state Assembly Speaker Tammineni Seetharam was not enforcing Covid preventive measures in the House.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Maha village academic wins Global Teacher Prize worth Rs 7.4 cr (Ld)
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 3 (IANS) In a significant achievement, a Maharashtra government village school academician, Ranjitsingh Disale, from Solapur has bagged the Varkey Foundation-UNESCO's top 'Global Teacher Prize-2020' worth $1 million (Rs 7.40 crore), according to an official announcement made in London..
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Kerala registers 5,376 more Covid cases, 31 deaths
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that 5,376 people tested Covid positive from 60,476 samples examined in the past 24 hours.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
LVB amalgamation with DBS akin to 2G spectrum scam: Subramanian Swamy
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to liken the amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd to the 2G spectrum scam.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics
Start-up rocket company Agnikul allowed access to ISRO facilities
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Department of Space on Thursday said it has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Chennai-based small rocket company Agnikul Cosmos Pvt Ltd to access the facilities and technical expertise available in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) centres.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
MVA not an autorickshaw but a four-wheeled 'peoples Rath': Thackeray
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Taking at swipe at the opposition BJP, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that the Maha Vikas Aghadi government is not a three-wheeled autorickshaw, but a four-wheeled "peoples Rath".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
No New Year eve bash in Covid-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Dec 3 (IANS) With Bengaluru accounting for about 50 per cent of the Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the city civic corporation has urged the state government to ban New Year eve revelry in this tech hub to prevent the pandemic spread, an official said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National
I'm explaining the farm bills, BJP brothers should also do: TN CM
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday urged the BJP members to explain the benefits of the three farm laws enacted by the Central government to farmers in each village.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
K'taka minister meets Yogi Adityanath to formulate legislation to ban cow-slaughter
Bengaluru/ Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) To protect cows and prevent their slaughter, Karnataka Haj, Wakf and Animal Husbandry and Minority Welfare minister Prabhu Chauhan met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday to seek his guidance on formulating a "most stringent" anti-cow slaughter legislation in the state.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Not against Constitution': SC upholds GST on lottery, betting, gambling
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on lotteries, betting and gambling, ruling that this doesn't violate any constitutional provision.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Disagreement invites distasteful response from state: Salman Khurshid
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, has attacked the government for allegedly using agencies against those who disagree with the people in power.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Discovery gets into OTT content creation in India
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) After its India launch in March this year, Discovery has announced its foray into creating original content for its streaming service in India, and have roped in Bollywood celebrities Manoj Bajpayee, Rana Daggubati, Neeraj Pandey and Randeep Hooda to take forward their plans.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's aviation industry's expected FY21 net loss at Rs 210 bn: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India's aviation industry is expected to report a net loss of Rs 210 billion in FY21, credit rating agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Minor sweethearts stealthily 'marry' in Andhra govt junior college
Rajamundry, Dec 3 (IANS) A minor boy and a girl stealthily married in a government junior college in the city sometime in November, the video recently surfaced and started making waves in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
All arrangements in place for 3rd Phase of DDC polls in J&K
Jammu, Dec 3 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commissioner, K.K. Sharma, on Thursday held a press conference and briefed the media about the arrangements being put in place to conduct the third phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections and panch/sarpanch bypolls in a smooth and peaceful manner.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Barman's late cameo, Prasad's 4 wkts steal win for Tapan
Kolkata, Dec 3 (IANS) Ramesh Prasad's four-wicket haul and Prayas Ray Barman's late cameo with the bat sealed a two-wicket win for Tapan Memorial against Kalighat Club in a low-scoring affair in Bengal T20 Challenge here at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Social distancing given up in all gatherings everywhere: SC
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said there are been large public gatherings -- political, religious, ceremonial -- where the social distancing has been given a go-bye and there is no appropriate mechanism to check such social gatherings.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Cong demands resignation of Delhi Health Min over Covid management
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Delhi Congress activists on Thursday staged protest across the national capital demanding the resignation of the city's Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, over his alleged failure to control the Covid-19 pandemic and mounting death counts.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook to remove fake claims about Covid vaccines
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced to step up its fight against the misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, saying it will remove false claims about these vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts on its platform as well as Instagram.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Health/Medicine
Jaipur-Delhi highway blocked in support of farmers' protest
Jaipur, Dec 3 (IANS) Supporting the ongoing agitation by farmers in the national capital against the new farm laws, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sangharsh Samiti blocked the Jaipur-Delhi National Highway for two hours on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Harley-Davidson's India dealers association demand 'fair deal'
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Harley-Davidson's dealers association on Thursday said demanded a "fair deal" of compensation from the American cruiser bike major, before it exits the country.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
After backlash, K'taka minister backtracks on statement about farmer suicides
Bengaluru/Kodagu, Dec 3 (IANS) After receiving flak from the opposition, Karnataka agriculture minister, B. C. Patil on Thursday made a "U turn" by issuing a clarification that he has not termed "farmers as cowards" but stated that "suicide is an act of cowardice".
2020-12-03
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Seeing significant investments in deployment of 5G: Cyient, VolkerWessels
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) With the 5G juggernaut fast approaching, enterprises are going through a point of inflection in their approach towards communication networks.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ED seeks asset details of Kerala CM's close aide
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked the Kerala Registration Department to give it the list of properties owned by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's close aide C.M. Ravindran.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
BSES hands over 850 tablets to Delhi govt to support needy students
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of the people, Delhi electricity distribution company (discom) BSES has announced that it has handed over around 850 tablets to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to help the needy students get better access to online education.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's top T20 performances vs Australia Down Under (Flashback)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India begin their T20 International series against Australia on Friday with a match at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Their overall record against Australia in Australia in the T20 Internationals -- five wins in nine matches -- will give them a lot of confidence. Over the years, there have been many standout individual performances.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Canada issues warrants against 2 in Indian call centre scams
Toronto, Dec 3 (IANS) Canadian police are hunting for two men in connection with the Indian call centre scams targeting Canadians. Warrants have been issued against Vimal Shrestha, 41, and Bindisha Joshi, 41, who have probably fled Canada, according to the police.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Canada,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Millions of bad bots attacks on e-commerce sites detected
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the online shopping spree during the holiday season, security researchers with Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, have detected millions of bad bots attacks on e-commerce websites.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Closed Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-UP borders leave commuters stranded
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) As the farmers agitation entered its eight day on Thursday with farmers and the government holding talks, commuters were left stranded as the Delhi Traffic police decided to close multiple entry-points towards Delhi from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
IWG recommendations could make banking attractive to private players: ICRA
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The recommendations made by Reserve Bank of India's internal working group (IWG) on ownership and corporate structure norms for private sector banks have the potential to make the industry more attractive to private players, ratings agency ICRA said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Women's golf: Amateur Sneha retains one-shot lead after 2nd round
Noida, Dec 3 (IANS) Amateur Sneha Singh maintained an edge over the field by retaining a one-shot lead, as she added an even par 72 at the end of the second round of the seventh leg of the Women's Pro Golf Tour at the Noida Golf Course here on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Golf
Alison Brie on directing an episode in docu-series on Marvel legacy
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Alison Brie says watching the work of Gillian Jacobs, her co-star in the comedy series Community, helped her a lot while foraying into the documentary space.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
60 per cent people use social media to discover new content
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) 2020 was the year the streaming wars intensified and in 2021 we will see more of the same.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Long delay in lodging FIR valid ground for anticipatory bail: SC
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that a long delay like 29 years can certainly be a valid consideration for grant of anticipatory bail, as it granted this relief to former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini in the three-decade-old Balwant Singh Multani murder case.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Darbaan' director Bipin Nadkarni on dealing with 'classicist culture' in film
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) National Award-winning Marathi filmmaker Bipin Nadkarni makes his debut in Hindi films with Darbaan, based on the Rabindranath Tagore short story, Khokababur Pratyabartan.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Cong sponsoring farmers' agitation, claims Bihar BJP chief Jaiswal
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) The BJP's Bihar president Sanjay Jaiswal on Thursday claimed that the ongoing farmers agitation in Delhi has been sponsored by the Congress party.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vi Business partners with Fortinet to launch Managed Security Services
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Vi Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd (VIL), on Thursday announced the launch of Managed Security Service and has collaborated with Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, as the technology cornerstone for the offering.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Gill, Ghosh to lead JK Tyre at National Rally Championship
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Gaurav Gill and Amittrajit Ghosh along with acclaimed navigators Musa Sherif and Ashwin Naik lead the line up for JK Tyre for the upcoming season of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) starting on December 16.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Motorsports
Sibling singing sensations Farmani and Farmaan excited to be on 'Indian Idol 12'
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Digital singing sensation Farmani Naaz and her brother Farmaan are among several contestants of the new edition of Indian Idol. The sibling singing sensations hail from Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Woman killed in Gurugram road accident
Gurugram, Dec 3 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman died after the auto in which she was travelling in hit a canter near Gurugram's Iffco Chowk flyover on Thursday, police said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fight over mutton curry at wedding claims Telangana man's life
Hyderabad, Dec 3 (IANS) A fight over mutton curry not being served properly at a wedding claimed the life of a man and left another critically injured in Telangana's Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, police.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
No breakthrough in talks, next round on Dec 5
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The over seven-hour long talks between the representatives of the farmers' bodies and the Union government ended without any breakthrough on Thursday and the next round of talks has been scheduled for December 5. As per sources, the farmers have given their suggestions to the government in writing.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National
Markets close flat, metal, auto stocks rise (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A day ahead of the Reserve Bank's monetary policy review, profit booking capped gains, thereby, restricting key equity indices to close flat on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Chennaiyin look for win vs struggling Bengaluru (Match 16 Preview)
Bambolim (Goa), Dec 3 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will hope to get back to winning ways when they take on arch-rivals Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium here on Friday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Janhvi Kapoor shares her face for 2020
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor has used a picture to express how she is keeping it together in 2020.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Burevi expected to enter Kerala on Friday: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said given the present set of indicators, Cyclone Burevi is expected to enter Kerala on Friday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Prateek Kuhad: Being in one place has helped me become healthier
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) For Prateek Kuhad, lockdown was a blessing in disguise. The singer-songwriter says the period gave him a chance to spend time with family and enjoy being in one place for an extended period.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
India's great T20 run in Australia (Flashback)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team begins its T20 series against Australia on Friday. Unlike Tests and One-day Internationals where they have an inferior record to Australia in Australia, visiting India have a better head-to-head against Aussies, winning five of the nine matches in the format played between them Down Under.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Plea filed to suspend Kangana Ranaut's Twitter account in Bombay HC
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A petition was filed in Bombay High Court against Kangana Ranaut on Thursday evening. The petitioner seeks the suspension of the verified Twitter account of the actress for allegedly spreading hatred and disharmony.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Cong promised to repeal APMC Act, ECA in 2019 poll manifesto
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Amid the ongoing protests against the Central farm laws, Congress has demanded scrapping of all the three legislations. However, in the party manifesto for the 2019 general elections which the party had lost, it had promised to repeal the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act and the Essential Commodities Act (ECA).
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh locks horns with Kangana Ranaut, gets celeb support
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Twitter war between Diljit Dosanjh and Kangana Ranaut has been getting uglier all through Thursday, and a few Bollywood celebrities have come forward in support of the Punjabi singer-actor.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Maha village academic wins Global Teacher Prize worth Rs 7.4 cr
Solapur (Maharashtra), Dec 3 (IANS) In a significant achievement, a Maharashtra government school academician from Solapur has bagged the Varkey Foundation's top Global Teacher Prize-2020 worth $1 million (Rs 7.40 crore), according to an official announcement made in London on Wddnesday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Man in Bihar slits throats of wife, daughter with a tiles-cutter
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) A resident of Bihar's Jamui town slit the throats of his wife and eight-year-old daughter on Wednesday night using a tiles cutter.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IL&FS gets Justice Jain's nod to sell CNTL to Cube Highways, to address Rs 4,910 cr debt
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The IL&FS Group has received Justice (retd) D.K. Jain's approval for sale of Chenani-Nashri Tunnelway Ltd (CNTL) to Cube Highways and Infrastructure II Pte Ltd (Cube).
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
A Joe Biden biography to warm the heart
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The timing couldnt be more perfect. "Joe Biden: American Dreamer" (Bloomsbury) is a concise, brilliant and incisive examination of the US President-elect and his lifelong quest for the White House by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dec 3: The day Dhyan Chand, coach Achrekar are remembered
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In the annals of Indian sports, December 3 assumes a lot of significance. The date marks the death anniversary of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, the winner of three Olympic gold medals, and the birth anniversary of Ramakant Achrekar, the cricket coach who moulded icon Sachin Tendulkar.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Hockey
Nepal's foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali to visit India for bilateral talks
Kathmandu, Dec 3 (IANS) As bilateral ties between Nepal and India have seen a thaw in recent days, the stalled high-level visits and exchanges have resumed.
2020-12-03
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cyclone Burevi to cross Pamban-Kanniyakumari coast Thursday night
Chennai, Dec 3 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Burevi is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari, during late Thursday night/early Friday morning, with wind speed of 70-80 gusting to 90 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Achieve targets within timeframe: Himachal minister
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj on Thursday asked all the concerned officials to speed up the projects and set deadlines.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Preity shares photo of empty street as LA goes into lockdown before Xmas
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta on Thursday shared a photo of the empty streets of Los Angeles as the city goes into lockdown ahead of Christmas.
2020-12-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Yogi disburses Rs 10,390 cr credit to 3,54,825 MSME units
Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, distributed a loan of Rs 10,390 crores to 3,54,825 MSME units and tool kits to 5000 interns under the 'One District One Product' (ODOP) scheme.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
RBI asks HDFC to temporarily stop issuing new credit cards
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) The Reserve Bank has asked HDFC Bank to temporarily stop all launches of the Digital Business generating activities and sourcing of new credit card customers.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Elections to Haryana municipal bodies on Dec 27
Chandigarh, Dec 3 (IANS) Elections to the municipal bodies of Haryana will be held on December 27 and the results will come on December 30, State Election Commissioner Dalip Singh said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Indian Super League grows 16% in TV viewership in first week
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) experienced a growth of 16 per cent in live television viewership in the opening week of the 2020/21 season compared to the previous season, official boradcaster STAR India said on Thursday.
2020-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football