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Canadian city lights up for India as 3,000 ventilators sent to Delhi
Toronto, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Canada's Ontario province dispatched 3,000 locally made ventilators to New Delhi, even as the Indian-dominated city of Brampton illuminated its city hall with the Tricolour in solidarity with the people of India.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Diaspora,Diplomacy
In 7 years, Modi govt bogged by 11,424 LoC ceasefire violations: RTI (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) In a glaring indicator of the growing tensions in India's immediate neighbourhood, it has now emerged that there were a whopping 11,424 Ceasefire violations (CFVs) on the border under the seven years of the NDA government, compared with just 523 CFVs during the UPA's 10-year rule.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
'Hefazat's anarchy in the name of religion only to gain political advantage'
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the anarchy advocated by the Hefazat-e-Islam militant outfit "in the name of religion is only to gain political advantage".
2021-05-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hezbollah warns Israel of escalation attempts against Lebanon
Beirut, May 8 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned the Israeli Arm off any escalation attempts against Lebanon during the manoeuvers the military plans to hold at the borders starting Sunday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Telangana reverts to Covid bulletins in evening
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) After nearly 10 months, the health department in Telangana reverted to the earlier practice of issuing daily Covid media bulletin in the evening.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Over 2,700 incarcerated people in US dead due to Covid
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The coronavirus tore through the US' prisons and immigration detention centres over the past year, killing more than 2,700 people who were incarcerated, a media report said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kangana tests Covid positive, calls it 'nothing but a small time flu'
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut on Saturday shared the news that she has tested positive for Covid-19 and has quarantined herself. The actress posted the health update on Instagram, along with a picture that shows her performing Sukhasana.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Bollywood
France to boost police security after fatal attacks
Paris, May 8 (IANS) French Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that 10 million euros ($12 million) would be spent to reinforce the security of police officers in response to the recent violence directed against them.
2021-05-08
Category: International, France,Politics
Hockey Olympian Ravinder Pal Singh no more
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Hockey Olympian and a member of Indian team that won gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, Ravinder Pal Singh passed away in a Lucknow hospital on Saturday morning due to Covid-related complications. He was 65.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Sports,Hockey
Bozkir calls to strengthen implementation of UN Charter
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), has urged all member states to strengthen implementation of the UN Charter.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Vivo V21 5G: Stylish yet powerful mid-range phone
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming to offer top-notch smartphones for its mid-premium segment users in the country, Vivo recently launched a new smartphone Vivo V21 5G in the India market, that is currently witnessing a plethora of options in this price range.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Ethiopia extends voter registration period for 6th general elections
Addis Ababa, May 8 (IANS) The deadline for voter registration for the sixth Ethiopian general elections has been extended by one week until May 14, it was announced.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Anshuman Jha 'had to be extra careful' playing gay character in new film
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha plays a homosexual boy in the upcoming film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", and he says he was careful to avoid stereotypes and caricatures that often accompany the portrayal of gay characters in films.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Japan Airlines logs 1st net loss since post-bankruptcy
Tokyo, May 8 (IANS) Japan Airlines (JAL) said that it posted a net loss of 286.69 billion yen ($2.64 billion) for the past fiscal year (April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021) as the Covid-19 pandemic battered the demand for travel.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Tesla admits Musk's 'full self-driving' claim not feasible yet
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) Despite tall claims made by Elon Musk over Twitter about the full self-driving technology, electric car-maker Tesla has privately admitted that such claims do not match up with the engineering reality.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Bopanna-Shapovalov lose in quarters of Madrid Open
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev and compatriot Tim Puetz beat India's Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 to enter the doubles semi-finals at the Madrid Open here.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Crime branch to probe recovery of O2 concentrators from Delhi eateries
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The probe of recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from famous Delhi restaurants has been handed over to the crime branch.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Covid crisis can impact child nutrition in India: UNICEF
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) With half the children under five in India being malnourished, the present Covid-19 crisis could further impact child nutrition and service delivery across the country that is in the grip of a ferocious second wave, said the UN Children's Fund UNICEF.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
User sues Sony over PlayStation's 'digital store' monopoly
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) A Sony Playstation user has sued the company over its alleged digital monopoly, saying that it allows Sony to charge supra-competitive prices for digital PlayStation games, the media reported.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Iranians mark Quds Day in support of Palestinians
Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iranians marked the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day nationwide in support of Palestinians.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Kenya launches census to boost conservation of iconic species
Nairobi, May 8 (IANS) Kenya has launched a three-month national wildlife census whose results will inform retooling of conservation programs for iconic species grappling with climatic and human-induced threats.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
OMCs go on pause mode as petrol, diesel prices remain unchanged
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country remained unchanged on Saturday as oil marketing companies (OMCs) decided to pause the daily revision process and closely study global oil price movement before effecting any change in the domestic market.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facing criticism over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on May 15, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the due course of time.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Will Cabinet formation be a bother for Vijayan?
Thiruvananathapuram, May 8 (IANS) It's going to be a week since Pinnarayi Vijayan created electoral history by retaining power and all eyes are now on the cabinet composition, however, it appears things are not exactly as smooth as expected.
2021-05-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted story posts
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has apologised for a technical bug that deleted the story posts by millions of users, including social activists, globally.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
HK to shorten quarantine period for vaccinated visitors
Hong Kong, May 8 (IANS) Hong Kong will shorten the quarantine period from May 12 for inbound visitors who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
Lockdown or curfew? Goa CM's presser gaffe goes viral
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday ordered a state level curfew in Goa from May 9 to May 23.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Lizaa Malik helps employees in Delhi amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik is in the city to help her employees, who have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Stalin announces two-week lockdown starting May 10
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) A day after he and his council of Ministers were sworn in, Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday announced total lockdown in Tamil Nadu between May 10-24 to prevent spread of coronavirus, while exempting essential services.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Unique infectious profile' makes Covid so hard to treat: Lancet
London, May 8 (IANS) As the Covid-19 cases surge globally, especially in India, leaving many of us wonder why it is so hard to treat, a review published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has revealed that the increase in caseloads is owing to a unique infectious profile.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
Over 128M iOS users affected by 'XcodeGhost' malware: Report
San Francisco, May 8 (IANS) More than 128 million iOS users were allegedly affected by the "XcodeGhost" malware which first surfaced in 2015 -- responsible for injecting malware into several iPhone and iPad apps that were subsequently uploaded to the App Store.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Record 4,187 Covid deaths in India, as fresh cases mount to 4.01L
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India has recorded 4,187 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours -- the highest so far, along with 4,01,078 fresh cases, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,18,92,676, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National
US adds 266,000 jobs in April
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US employers added 266,000 jobs in April, with the unemployment rate only a little changed at 6.1 per cent, the Labour Department reported.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Canada's unemployment rate reaches 8.1%
Ottawa, May 8 (IANS) The Canadian unemployment rate rose 0.6 percentage point to 8.1 percent in April from March 2021 as public health measures against the Covid-19 pandemic were tightened.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Admin errors, opening tourism led to Goa Covid surge: Minister
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Administrative errors and opening up for tourism sans restrictions, has propped Goa to the top of the national charts in terms of Covid positivity rate, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden says confident of meeting Putin in June
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Joe Biden said that he is confident that a meeting with his Russian counterparty Vladimir Putin could be arranged in June, downplaying the impact of the ongoing tension along the Moscow-Kiev border to the summit.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Threats against US Congress members up 107%: Capitol Police
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The US Capitol Police (USCP) said that threats against members of Congress this year has increased by 107 per cent compared to 2020, and that the number is expected to continue to rise.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Williamson & Co move to Maldives after entry in England delayed
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) New Zealand Test players Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson, who were playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have opted to spend extra days in Maldives instead of India after their entry in England was delayed by a week.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
UNGA holds informal dialogue with candidate for next Secy-Gen
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) held an informal dialogue with the incumbent Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the sole candidate for the position.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Mexico, US agree to bolster cooperation over immigration
Mexico City, May 8 (IANS) Mexico and the US agreed to strengthen cooperation to tackle the issues that drive Central American migrants north, following a video call between Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Mexico,Politics
Fire breaks out onboard INS Vikramaditya
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) A minor fire broke out onboard the Indian Navy aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya on Saturday, an official said here.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 156.4 mn
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 156.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.26 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
KKR batsman Seifert tests positive for Covid, stranded in India
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for Covid-19 and is not travelling with New Zealand's IPL players back home, a statement from the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'The Kissing Booth' author Beth Reekles decodes the right way to recreate a book on screen
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Beth Reekles was a teenager when she penned the teenybopper rom-com "The Kissing Booth", which went on to become a hit film and also spawned a successful sequel for OTT. A third instalment is in post-production.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Iran reports 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, 2,627,094 in total
Tehran, May 8 (IANS) Iran on Friday reported 17,076 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 2,627,094.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19 cases in Ethiopia pass 261,000
Addis Ababa, May 8 (IANS) Ethiopia registered 778 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 261,580 as of Friday evening, the country's Ministry of Health said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepali breaks own record by climbing Mt. Qomolangma 25 times
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, broke his own record by climbing the world's tallest Mt. Qomolangma for the 25th time on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin: My whole being is built around playing to people
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said he misses playing live for people but he is trying to come to terms with that situation.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Imran embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday evening to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation, said a statement from Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Biden concerned about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US President Joe Biden on Friday raised concerns about Iran's seriousness in Vienna talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Jaishankar boycotts high-level, ministerial Security Council meeting China convened
United Nations, May 8 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has boycotted a high-level Security Council meeting at the ministerial level that was convened by China, which is the body's President for this month.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Politics
Turkey confirms 20,107 new Covid-19 cases
Ankara, May 8 (IANS) Turkey on Friday confirmed 20,107 new Covid-19 cases, including 2,210 symptomatic patients, raising the total number of cases in the country to 4,998,089, according to its health ministry.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Drew Barrymore: My heart goes out to people of India who're trying to hold it together
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Hollywood star Drew Barrymore has urged everyone to help India amid the Covid-19 second wave. The actress addressed the issue on her popular talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show".
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK unveils 'green list' of countries for foreign travel from May 17
London, May 8 (IANS) The British government on Friday announced a "green list" of countries from which travellers are not required to quarantine upon return to England.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia to cooperate with China on production of Sputnik V vaccine
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has signed deals with three Chinese biopharmaceutical companies for the production of over 260 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus in the past weeks, according to statements published on the website of the RDIF.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Putin, Netanyahu discuss ties, 76th V-Day anniversary
Moscow, May 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed issues related to bilateral ties and exchanged congratulations on the 76th anniversary of the victory in World War II during a telephone conversation on Friday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
K'taka IAS body protests against manhandling of IAS officer in Covid war room
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) Taking serious note of ruling BJP MLA Satish Reddy and his supporters trooping into the BBMP South Zone Covid war room and manhandling IAS officer V. Yeshwantha, the Karnataka IAS Officers' Association on Friday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa demanding police action against the errant persons.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Gurugram reports 3,588 covid cases, 17 deaths in 1 day
Gurugram, May 8 (IANS) The rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Gurugram continued on Friday with 3,588 new cases reported in the city.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka to go under 14-day lockdown from May 10
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) With the state in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Karnataka government on Friday decided to impose a 14-day statewide lockdown from May 10-24.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Agra reports 198 new cases, 3 deaths
Agra, May 8 (IANS) Agra witnessed a slight decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Though there was little relief for the victims but their caretakers still struggling with Oxygen shortage and hospital beds.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
PM reviews Covid situation in three NE states
Agartala/Imphal, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to Chief Ministers of Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim on the Covid situation in these three northeastern states.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka registers over 48K Covid cases, 592 deaths
Bengaluru, May 8 (IANS) With 48,781 new cases, Karnatka's Covid tally crossed the 18 lakh mark, while 592 patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Harsh Vardhan assures Mamata of all help to fight Covid
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of all help to fight Covid in the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
JAP raises questions over 30 ambulances parked at a plot in Bihar
Patna, May 8 (IANS) At a time when ambulance operators are breaching the regulatory protocols in place to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in Bihar, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), on Friday raised questions over 30 ambulances found at a plot in Amnaur block in Saran district of the state.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Trained Ayush professionals to be inducted for Covid management
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Continuing with its efforts to augment human resources for the management of Covid-19 cases, the Central government on Friday issued an advisory for induction of trained Ayush human resources for clinical management of the virus infection.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana also gets nod for BVLOS drone flights for vaccine delivery
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Telangana has secured conditional exemption from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights for delivery of vaccines, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Health/Medicine
Modi's actions in attempting to stifle criticism during crisis inexcusable: Lancet
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) At times, Prime Minister Narendra Modis government has seemed more intent on removing criticism on Twitter than trying to control the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journal The Lancet has said in an editorial.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
ACT Grants, Swasth Alliance, Feeding India to donate 50k oxygen concentrators
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) ACT Grants (a not-for-profit movement created by the VC and start-up community in India), Swasth Alliance (a not-for-profit alliance of over 150 healthcare organisations) and Feeding India (a not-for-profit run by Zomato) are working towards the goal of sourcing and distributing 50,000 oxygen concentrators.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish-BJP govt more dangerous than Covid, said Lalu Prasad
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad, who is out on bail, on Friday, slammed Nitish Kumar-led JD-U-BJP Bihar government over its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata writes to PM, seeks 550 MT oxygen per day
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) In the third letter in three days after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal on Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to make arrangements for immediate allocation of at least 550 MT medical oxygen per day to the state so that the latter can make necessary logistics arrangements for smooth supply of oxygen in the health facilities across the state.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
India's England tour: Pandya misses out, Jadeja returns (2nd lead)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Spin-bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday returned to the Indian Test team for the tour of England while the Indian Premier League (IPL), postponed midway due to Covid-19, put paid to Hardik Pandya's hopes of proving his fitness as a bowler too.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: Abid, Azhar smash tons as Pakistan dominate Day 1
Harare, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's Abid Ali struck his first Test century since December 2019 and Azhar Ali registered his 18th ton as the visitors looked set for a 400-plus total in the second Test against Zimbabwe, reaching 268 for 4 on the opening day at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Cash payments above Rs 2 lakh allowed for patients in Covid hospitals
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Centre has relaxed rules, to allow hospitals and nursing homes accept cash payments in excess of Rs 2 lakh for treatment of Covid patients from April 1 to May 31, 2021.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Dhoni brings home a stallion, names him Chetak
Ranchi, May 7 (IANS) Former India skipper MS Dhoni, whose love for big dogs is well known, added to his list of pets when he bought a black stallion soon after arriving at his seven-acre farmhouse on the outskirts of Ranchi. The Chennai Super Kings skipper flew in from Delhi where he was leading his franchise before the tournament was potsponed due to Covid-19 cases in the bio-bubble.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Cricket
Oxygen supply increased, hospitals to have more Covid beds: Kejriwal
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday directed all government and private hospitals treating Covid patients in the city to add more beds for such patients as oxygen supply has increased.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NSUI launches free ambulance service for Covid patients in Delhi
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Witnessing the lack of ambulances for Covid patients, the Congress' National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Friday said that it has launched the 'Sahyog Campaign' to provide free ambulance service in the national capital.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 of family commit suicide after man dies of Covid in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, May 7 (IANS) In a shocking incident, three members of a family committed suicide in the wee hours of Friday after cremating the head of the family who succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat's Devbhumi Dwarka district.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Wrestler Seema enters final, wins Olympic quota place
Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema Bisla won a quota place in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling for Tokyo Olympics after she entered the final of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
WHO validates China's Sinopharm Covid vaccine for emergency use
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm for emergency use.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana to ensure speedy transportation of oxygen
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) The Telangana government is taking special measures to ensure uninterrupted and speedy transportation of medical oxygen tankers.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Madrid Open: Zverev beats Nadal, to face Thiem in semis
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Alexander Zverev on Friday defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-4 for his third straight win against the Spaniard on way to his second Madrid Open tennis semi-final.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Ex-armed forces doctors to provide online consultation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former armed forces doctors will now provide online consultation on the e-Sanjeevani OPD to all the citizens of the country.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Enhance Covid care facilities, J&K LG to army
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday discussed Covid preparedness and containment measures with the army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Y.K. Joshi and senior officials from the Northern and Western Commands.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
India, EIB sign contract for second tranche of funding for Pune Metro Rail
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) on Friday signed the finance contract for second tranche of 150 million euros for the Pune Metro Rail project, through a virtual signing ceremony.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Diplomacy
Hyderabad Air Cargo, a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) With an estimated 3.6 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines expected to be produced by various manufacturers in Hyderabad over the next 18-24 months, Hyderabad Air Cargo is emerging as a crucial Covid vaccine handling centre.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
J&K Lt Governor releases compendium of 1,100 JKIDFC projects
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday released a compendium giving details of 1,100 projects of public importance worth Rs 1555.16 crore completed by the J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,Business/Economy,Politics
Maha's Covid deaths cross 74K, caseload higher than Turkey
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities crossed the 74,000 mark on Friday and the state case tally surpassed Turkey's total infections, although the Mumbai situation continued to remain positive, health officials said here.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Arrange chemo for cancer patients in Bathinda: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed Health Minister Balbir Sidhu and Medical Education Minister O.P. Soni to explore the possibility of providing chemotherapy to cancer patients at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda as the Cancer Hospital in the district is presently being utilised for Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab sets up new SIT to probe 2015 firing incident
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Consequent to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab government on Friday set up a new three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising of senior IPS officers, and directed it to complete the investigations into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident, preferably in six months, as per the court's orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Aston Villa offers to host Champions League final: Reports
London, May 7 (IANS) Aston Villa has offered to host the Champions League final amid doubts over the suitability of Covid-stricken Turkey as venue of the match, according to reports.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Delhi govt to lunch vaccination drive for mediapersons
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi government said in an official statement on Friday that mediapersons in the city will get free vaccine jabs at their respective workplaces.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Gauhati High Court stays termination of 252 NRC workers
Guwahati, May 7 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has stayed the termination of 252 Junior Assistants engaged on contract basis to update Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC), as monitored by the Supreme Court.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 Tanzanians held at Chennai airport with over 15 kg heroin
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) In one of the biggest narcotics seizures, Chennai Air Customs seized 15.6 kg heroin valued about Rs 100 crore from two Tanzanians on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Karnataka caps cost of CT scans, X-rays in private hospitals
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Karnataka on Friday capped the cost of CT scan and digital X-ray in private hospitals and diagnostic labs across the state for patients with Covid symptoms.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Pakistan Super League's remaining matches may be held in UAE
Lahore, May 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) met virtually on Friday to discuss the hosting of the remaining 20 matches of the postponed T20 tournament, with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerging as the preferred destination.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Mizoram's lone medical college asked to explain order to pay for oxygen
Aizawl, May 7 (IANS) The Mizoram government has served a show-cause notice to the medical superintendent of the states lone medical college for his notification asking patients, including Covid patients, to pay for oxygen and other urgent medical support, officials said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No need to come to my house or Vidhana Soudha, will help: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Reacting to Covid patients being brought near his official residence 'Cauvery' and the Vidhana Soudha complaining about lack of beds, Karnataka Chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday said that his government was pro-people and will help the needy, and therefore people need not resort to such measures.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Telangana to give only second dose of Covid vaccine from May 8
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) In view of shortage of the Covid-19 vaccines, health authorities in Telangana on Friday decided to vaccinate only those awaiting their second dose.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Now, Covid Paediatric Task Force to come up in Maharashtra
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) With the growing incidence of coronavirus infections among children, Maharashtra will soon set up a Covid Paediatric Task Force to tackle the onslaught of the probable "third wave" expected to hit soon, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said here on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Can the son of the 'Lion of Panjshir' rise to shape Afghanistan's future?
New Delhi, May 7: His father Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as a Lion of Panjshir. But can Ahmad Massoud, the son of the legendary Afghan commander Ahmad Shah Massoud also rise and be counted in shaping Afghanistans turbulent future?
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Seema one win away from winning Olympic quota place
Sofia, May 7 (IANS) India's Seema is one win away from winning the Tokyo Olympic quota place in the women's 50 kg freestyle event as she entered the semi-final stage of World Olympic qualifiers here on Friday. The finalists in each of the weight categories will earn Olympic quota places.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Sadiya Siddiqui: My role in 'Barrister Babu' is very different from how I am in life
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Actress Sadiya Siddiqui is back on the soap trail, and this time the deal would seem challenging because she portrays a person who has a radically different thought process than her.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Oxygen availability very critical, new TN Chief Minister to Modi
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who was sworn-in on Friday, told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the availability of oxygen in the state is very critical, citing the deaths of 13 patients in a government hospital at Chengalpattu.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
UNSC must include India for credible global leadership: Govt
New Delhi/New York, May 7 (IANS) The government on Friday reiterated that India should be included in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) if the international body wants to be seen as a credible global leader.
2021-05-07
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Pak cricket board completes first phase of vaccination drive
Lahore, May 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday completed the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination drive in which leading cricketers across all three formats and support staff were vaccinated over a period of two months.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
WB asks SC to set aside Centre's differential pricing policy for vaccines
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government has asked the Supreme Court to set aside the Centre's differential policy for Covid-19 vaccines. It said it is "of the view that the pricing policy is ex-facie detrimental to the interest of the state governments and will result in an inequitable distribution of vaccines across the country."
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google Photos to offer only 15GB free space from June 1
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) Google Photos, which currently offers unlimited free storage for "high quality" photos for all users, will only offer 15GB of free storage space for new photos and videos starting next month.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian Navy sets up Covid Care Centre in Odisha's Khurda
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian Navy has established a Covid Care Centre in Odisha's Khurda district for treatment of people from the deadly virus.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
73 more die of Covid in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, May 7 (IANS) Covid-19 claimed 73 more lives in Andhra Pradesh while the state reported 17,188 new cases.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Deal stringently with farm activists for lockdown violation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Acting tough owing to Covid-19 surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directions to deal stringently with violations in view of the Kisan Sangharsh Morcha's anti-lockdown agitation on Saturday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
SC notifies vacation benches to hear urgent cases during summer vacation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a circular notifying the vacation benches which will hear "extremely urgent miscellaneous matters" during the summer vacation from May 10 to June 27.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
After Bengal defeat, BJP's woes rise in Northeast
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The electoral defeat in West Bengal has suddenly opened a can of worms for the BJP in the Northeast.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Telecom industry cautions against rumours of 5G causing Covid
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The telecom and the related infrastructure industry have come together to refute rumours that 5G connectivity is causing the second wave of Covid-19. Industry bodies have cautioned the public against falling prey to such misinformation.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
Neelam Pathania: Healthy competition in TV industry has improved quality of shows
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Neelam Pathania feels there is a healthy competition among all the players in the television industry when it comes to providing entertainment, which has worked in improving the overall quality of shows.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Earth mover, bicycle cart used to shift Covid patients' bodies in Bihar
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus pandemic, human sensitivity is also declining with a case emerging from Bihar's Araria where family members refused to perform last rites of a woman who succumbed to the disease, and social activists finally removed her body with an earth mover, two days after her death.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Madrid Open: Sabalenka sets up Barty title clash
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka entered the Madrid Open final after beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-2, 6-3, on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Got responsibility during IPL, utilised it well: Pacer Avesh Khan
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Pace bowler Avesh Khan, who has been included as stand-by in the India squad for the Test tour of England and will travel with the team, says his performance in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) has provided him a lot of confidence.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Election saga: How BJP lost the plot in Bengal polls
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The defeat in Bengal Assembly polls is surely going to be a big lesson for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sitarist Prateek Chaudhuri dies at 49
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Renowned sitarist Prateek Chaudhuri has passed away after Covid-related issues. He was 49. The death comes within a week of his father Pandit Debu Chaudhuri breathing his last on May 1, after being infected with the coronavirus. Prateek Chaudhuri's demise was confirmed on Friday evening on the official Twitter account of Ministry of Culture, government of India.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
5,443 new cases, 50 deaths push J&K deeper into Covid crisis
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir continued to slip deeper into the Covid crisis on Friday as 5,443 new cases and 50 deaths were reported during last 24 hours.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
MP Covid warrior recovers after treatment at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Satyendra Mishra, a frontline doctor of Bundelkhand Medical College and Hospital in Madhya Pradesh, has been discharged from Yashoda Hospital at Secunderabad after treatment for Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BAI seeks clarity from BWF after postponement of Malaysia Open (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) said on Friday that it has sought clarity from the world body on the qualification scenario for Indian players following the postponement of the Malaysia Open.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Karnataka to be under 14-day lockdown from May 10: Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Amid the pandemic's second wave sweeping the state, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday announced that the state will go under complete lockdown starting May 10 till May 24.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Minister lauds BARC, DAE role in fight against pandemic
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh on Friday said that the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and the Department of Atomic Energy are supplementing the country's fight against the pandemic by providing COVID related equipment and technology.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM announces support for 10-yr-old road vendor's education
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Moved by the plight of 10-year-old Vansh Singh, whose video of selling socks on Ludhiana roads to support his family had gone viral, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced full government financial support for his education, besides Rs 2 lakh in immediate assistance for the family.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Telangana extends night curfew, restricts gatherings
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) The Telangana government on Friday extended night curfew in the state till May 15 and imposed restrictions on gatherings to check the spread of Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sameera Reddy posts fitness video for fans
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Sameera Reddy took to social media on Friday to urge people to try and stay fit as they recover from Covid.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid spurs Maha to fill up 16K Health Department vacancies
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) As the country prepares for a potential "third wave" of Covid-19, the Maharashtra government on Friday announced it will fill up around 16,000 vacancies in the Public Health Department.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa ascents Mt Everest for record 25th time
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) Here is some good news in the middle of the pandemic. Nepal's illustrious climber Kami Rita Sherpa ascended the Mount Everest for a record 25th time on Friday, the country's Ministry of Tourism l announced.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Nepal,National
Soha Ali Khan wants a 'magic wand'
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan could really use a magic wand right now, going by her social media post on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Financial markets heading for biggest inflation scare since early 1980s: Greed and Fear
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) It is interesting that FAANG stocks still look like they have peaked out against the S&P500 despite the fantastic quarterly earnings reported by these companies last week, according to "Greed and Fear".
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Krish Chauhan: Snehaltaji truly like a mother figure to me
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Child actor Krish Chauhan, who is part of the show "Punyashlok Ahilyabai", says that his on-screen mother actress Snehalta Vasaikar is like a mother figure in real life, too.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Third wave may not happen if strong steps taken: Scientific Advisor
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Two days after warning that the third wave of Covid is inevitable, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan on Friday stepped back, saying that it may not happen if strong steps and measures are taken.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
HC notice to AAP lawmaker on plea alleging hoarding of oxygen cylinders
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to Aam Aadmi Party legislator Imran Hussain on a plea alleging hoarding of oxygen cylinders at his office.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CINTAA asks producers to share SOPs to safeguard artistes against Covid
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The Cine and Television Actors' Association (CINTAA) is worried about the number of member artistes succumbing to death owing to Covid while shooting outside Maharashtra.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hope I've silenced my critics: FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj
Goa, May 7 (IANS) FC Goa's young goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh says his performance during the AFC Champions League (ACL) Group Stage matches recently would have silenced his critics, who had not given him much chance against top Asian outfits.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
IndiGo to explore options to raise liquidity
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The board of private airline IndiGo on Friday decided to continue exploring all options to increase its liquidity.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Man sues Apple for alleged iPhone 6 battery explosion in US
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) A man in the US has sued Apple for allegedly selling defective batteries and violating its warranty promises after his iPhone exploded on his face in 2019.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
China's export rebate withdrawal augurs well for Indian steel exporters: ICRA
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Withdrawal of export rebates by China augurs well for Indian steel exporters and will also support buoyancy in international steel prices, ratings agency ICRA said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
MOC approves Rs 73.14 lakh for sailors' training Europe
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Friday approved a budget of Rs 73.14 lakh for four Olympic-bound sailors to train in Europe.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Herd immunity' post-Oct, but vaccination needs a boost: SBI Report
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) India would be able to achieve "herd immunity" only after October, and the country needs to drastically scale up its vaccination drive, a SBI Ecowrap report said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Air Force, Navy step up efforts to ferry oxygen, medical supplies
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The C-17 aircraft of Indian Air Force have conducted 400 sorties from within the country, including 351 to airlift 252 oxygen tankers of a total capacity of 4,904 Metric Tonnes (MT), till Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Ayush Ministry launches distribution of AYUSH 64, Kabasura Kudineer
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Ayush on Friday launched a massive nationwide campaign to distribute its poly herbal ayurvedic drugs AYUSH 64 and Kabasura Kudineer to the majority of out of hospital Covid patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle praises James McAvoy for his plea to donate for Covid resources in India
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Author-producer Twinkle Khanna has praised James McAvoy saying although the Scottish actor may not have the telepathic superpowers of his "X-Men" avatar, Professor X, but he has something almost as great -- empathy.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
On eve of lockdown, Kerala records 38,460 new Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) On the eve of the complete lockdown which will come into effect from Saturday morning and go on till May 16, Kerala recorded 38,460 new Covid cases from 1,44,345 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Covid may affect blood vessels, heart health of young adults
New York, May 7 (IANS) Coronavirus infection can likely have a long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health in young and healthy people, even with mild symptoms, according to a study.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Railways delivered 2,960 MT LMO to different states
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Ramping up the delivery of medical oxygen across the country, the Indian Railways said on Friday that it has delivered more than 2,960 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) in 185 tankers through its Oxygen Express trains to different states.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi likely to unveil Mi Pad 5 tablet series
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is expected to launch the Mi Pad 5 tablet series.
2021-05-07
Category: International, China,Technology
Delhi received 577 MT oxygen on May 6, AAP Govt says not enough
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Delhi received 577 metric tonnes of oxygen on May 6 against its demand for 700 metric tonnes per day, said AAP MLA Raghav Chadha on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
LIC relaxes claim settlement requirements amid Covid crisis
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has given several relaxations in various claim settlement requirements to make the processes easier and hassle-free, keeping in view the safety of its customers amid the pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rural western Uttar Pradesh grapples with Covid-19
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) After the spread of Covid-19 in urban pockets, the infection is gathering pace across rural areas in western Uttar Pradesh with villages in Muzaffarnagar district being the worst-hit. However, the number of villages impacted is yet to be officially included in the data compiled by the state government.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab to start vaccinating 18 plus from Monday
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked officials concerned to prepare for vaccinating priority groups in the 18-45 years category in government hospitals from Monday, as the state was expecting 1 lakh doses to come from the Serum Institute of India (SII) over the weekend.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Eva Mendes thought her face looked 'weird'
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes has talked about her past insecurities saying although she used to be convinced her features were "odd", she wishes nowadays that she still looks the way she used to.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Three injured in militant grenade attack in Srinagar
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Three people, including two security personnel, were injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Friday, police said.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
HyperX unveils new microphone at Rs 15,490
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) With an aim to boost gamers and content creators, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, on Friday expanded its standalone microphone line with the new "Quadcast S".
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Delhi's daily Covid positivity rate below 25% for 2nd day
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Delhi's daily Covid positivity rate remained below 25 per cent for the second consecutive day, at 24.92 per cent while 19,832 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 12,92,867, according to the health bulletin issued on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sunny Leone's diet won't let her gorge on noodles!
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone sure is resilient when it comes to sticking to her diet. The actress posted a fun video on Friday, where she is seen trying not to get tempted by the bowl of noodles.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Reality check: Nearly one-third of BJP MLAs in Bengal defected from other parties
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party won 77 of the 292 seats in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal, way below the expectations of the party that was eying to wrest power from the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Covid: Pfizer vaccine linked to fewer asymptomatic infection
New York, May 7 (IANS) The two-dose regimen of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines reduced asymptomatic infection, finds a study.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Jadeja returns in India's Test squad for England tour
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A 20-member India squad was named for the tour of England that includes the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and five Test matches against England. There are four standby players besides the 20 players named in the main squad, taking the total number of the touring party to 24.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Congress slams Centre for depriving Maha of international aid
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of "continued discrimination" against Maharashtra in the Covid-19 crisis, ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi constituent Congress on Friday slammed it for depriving the state from international aid arriving from 40 countries.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oly badminton qualifiers: Blow for Indians as Malaysia Open postponed
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The chances of several Indian badminton players hoping to qualify for this year's Tokyo Olympic Games were dealt a body blow on Friday as the Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament was postponed.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Warangal, Khammam get women Mayors, Deputy Mayors
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) All major Municipal Corporations in Telangana now have women Mayors and Deputy Mayors as the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Friday entrusted the key posts in Warangal and Khammam to women.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Amagi logs 136% revenue growth as cloud solutions demand surge
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Amagi, a leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) for broadcast and streaming TV on the cloud, on Friday announced a record 136 per cent increase in annual revenue growth for the fiscal year ending March 31.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
Sundeep Kishan announces new film on birthday
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) South star Sundeep Kishan tweeted to announce his new project on the occasion of his birthday on Friday. Tentatively titled "SK28", the supernatural fantasy film will see Sundeep collaborate with director VI Anand again, six years after the duo worked together in the Telugu film "Tiger".
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BCCI names squad for WTC final, 5 Tests vs England
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A 20-member squad was named for the tour of England that includes the World Test Championship final as well as five Test matches. There are four standby players besides the 20 players named.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
RBI's Regulations Review Authority sets up advisory group
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The Regulations Review Authority of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to support it.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Irai Anbu is new Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Friday appointed senior bureaucrat V. Irai Anbu as the new Chief Secretary in the place of Rajeev Ranjan.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid: Black fungal infections can turn dangerous if left untreated
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, can turn dangerous if left untreated, doctors said on Friday amid reports of re-emergence of the rare deadly fungal infection among Covid-19 patients across hospitals in Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Tzar Labs announces breakthrough in early-stage cancer with simple blood test
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Singapore based, Tzar Labs, a molecular diagnostic company, along with Mumbai-based Epigeneres Biotechnology, claimed an unprecedented breakthrough in early-detection and prognosis/diagnosis of cancer.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Congress discusses poll mauling in Kerala, decides on overhaul
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Till the vote count on May 2, the Congress was certain that it will return to power in Kerala but saw the Pinarayi Vijayan-headed Left create electoral history with an unprecedented second term. On Friday, it was a day of introspection by the Congress leadership with all stressing the need to stand united but also go in for an overhaul.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Sathiyan working on variation and power for Olympics
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Olympic-bound men's singles table tennis player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran says he is working on variation and power in his strokes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Stay at home': Goa CM announces curfew from May 9-23
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) A state-level curfew will be imposed in Goa from May 9 to May 23, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday, urging people to stay indoors as much as possible in order to break the Covid chain and stem the rising tide of Covid-19 infections.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
TVS Motor, Sundaram Clayton pledge Rs 40 cr for Covid relief
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Two-wheeler major TVS Motor, its group companies and Sundaram Clayton Limited have pledged Rs 40 crore to strengten India's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Shilpa Shetty's family tests positive for Covid, actress tests negative
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty Kundra took to Instagram on Friday to share that her husband Raj Kundra, children Samisha and Viaan, and her mother Sunanda, as well as in-laws, have tested Covid positive. The actress, who has tested negative, added everyone in the family is quarantined and is recovering.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MNM relieves Mahendran from all party posts
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) headed by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday relieved former MNM Vice President R. Mahendran from all party posts.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
'Arya' turns 17: Allu Arjun recalls how film changed his course as an actor
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Allu Arjun's superhit "Arya" completed 17 years of release on Friday, and the Telugu superstar recalled in an Instagram note how the film had changed the course of his career.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Andhra Police traces missing oxygen tanker, saves 400 patients
Amaravati, May 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Police tracked a missing oxygen tanker and ensured its delivery on time, thus saving the lives of nearly 400 patients on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Goa to impose curfew from May 9-23: CM
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Goa will impose a "strict, state-level" curfew, from May 9 to May 23, to counter rising Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Sonova acquires German audio brand Sennheiser's consumer biz
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Swiss hearing care solutions provider Sonova has acquired the consumer electronics business of German audio brand Sennheiser for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
SC declines to entertain DJB plea on water shortage against Haryana
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain the Delhi Jal Board's (DJB) plea against the Haryana government in connection with the shortage of water supply to the national capital, and asked it to approach the Upper Yamuna River Board.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kriti Sanon: What breaks us somewhere unites us
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Kriti Sanon has spoken of the bright side of gloom in a new video. She says what breaks people somewhere unites them, too.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Farmer finds python in haystack near Agra, rescued
Agra May 7 (IANS) A six-foot-long Indian Rock Python was rescued by the Wildlife SOS after it was discovered by a farmer in a pile of hay in Nagla Bhoopla village in Agra district.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hand oxygen plants over to military: Haryana minister
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Friday said the work of administration and arrangement of oxygen plants should be handed over to the military and the paramilitary for their safe and smooth functioning.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC leave for Maldives to play Club Eagles
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Bengaluru FC have departed for the Maldives to take on Club Eagles in the AFC Cup play-off tie in Male, Maldives, on May 11.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Football
Harsh Vardhan reviews Covid preparedness at RML Hospital
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday visited the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital to take stock of its preparedness for clinical management of severe Covid patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sensex ends above 49,000; metal stocks touch record highs (Ld)
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed in the green on Friday with the BSE Sensex settling above the 49,000 mark.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fifth edition of Abu Dhabi T10 to begin on Nov 19
Abu Dhabi, May 7 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 cricket tournament will take place at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium from November 19 till December 4 this year.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
Delhi's Rajinder Nagar gets another vaccination centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Days after the Delhi government set up a vaccination centre with a capacity of inoculating around 3,000 people daily in the national capital's Rajinder Nagar area, it claimed to have started another such facility at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Community kitchens feed the needy during lockdown in Bihar
Patna, May 7 (IANS) After a complete lockdown was imposed in Bihar to control the coronavirus infections, community kitchens have been started by the government at various places to feed the poor and deprived sections of society. Food is being prepared in these kitchens with different menus fixed for different days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Hemant Soren's tweet targeting PM Modi draws flak (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A tweet by Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not gone down well with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and some others in the political circles.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kim Kardashian has a rescued cow named after her!
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian now has a recued cow named after her!
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chief Justice Ramana condoles demise of former SC judge Eqbal
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Friday condoled the passing away of former Supreme Court judge M.Y. Eqbal.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
BCCI has a case to answer on IPL disaster: Gideon Haigh
Sydney, May 7 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) was increasingly becoming an emblem of the Indian government's apathy and sport's insularity from the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India before it was postponed, said renowned cricket writer Gideon Haigh.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
'Gurugram hospitals with over 50 beds capacity to set up oxygen plants'
Gurugram, May 7 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg has asked all the hospitals with more than 50 beds capacity to manage their own liquid oxygen requirements.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Begin on positive note, success will follow: Hockey player Pal
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) India hockey team midfielder Rajkumar Pal said he has started to feel comfortable at the highest level even though he made his debut only last year.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Siddhant Chaturvedi reveals the only film he wants to watch right now
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi says the only film he wants to watch right now is "2050: A Love Story".
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Remdesivir allocation made till May 16 across the country: Gowda
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D. V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday said that the allocation of Remdesivir vials across the country has been made up to May 16, so that no patient faces any difficulty amid the pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Malayalam director Shrikumar Menon arrested
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Malayalam filmmaker Shrikumar Menon has been arrested in a cheating case, police said.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
SC refuses to interfere with Central Vista, asks HC to grant early hearing
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Citing that the Delhi High Court is already seized of the matter, the Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with the Central Vista redevelopment project.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spanish football legend David Villa joins ISL club Odisha FC
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Odisha FC have brought on board Spanish football legend David Villa to advise the club's coaching staff and guide the senior and youth players.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
TN govt to bear expenses of Covid patients in private hospitals
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday said that his government will bear all the expenses of the Covid patients in private hospitals.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Rs 50K cr on-tap term liquidity facility opened to ease access to emergency health services
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) In order to boost the provision of immediate liquidity for ramping up COVID-related healthcare infrastructure and services in the country, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday decided to open an on-tap liquidity window of Rs 50,000 crore with tenors of up to three years at the repo rate till March 31, 2022.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
BMC doctors protest 'on-duty' seeking arrears of stipend
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Accusing the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of 'betrayal', hundreds of resident doctors have launched a protest 'on-duty' demanding payment of arrears of their increased stipend announced last year, here on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 90 lakh vax doses still available with states, UTs: Govt
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Centre has provided more than 17.35 crore vaccine doses to the states and the union territories free of cost, and more than 90 lakh doses are still available with them, the Health Ministry said, adding over 10 lakh doses will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delhi Police recover 96 O2 concentrators from popular Khan Market eatery
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A day after the Delhi Police arrested four people and seized 419 oxygen concentrators, on Friday continuing their search-op recovered 96 concentrators from South Delhi's famous Khan Chacha Restaurant.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter working with Indian payments providers for Tip Jar (Ld)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Twitter is testing a new Tip Jar feature globally including in India where iOS and Android users can send money directly to their favourite accounts with substantial followers.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
German authorities urge caution ahead of curbs easing
Berlin, May 7 (IANS) German health authorities have urged caution as the country on Friday moved to ease restrictions on residents who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or who have recovered after falling ill.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Germany,Politics
Pandemic is ferocious, need 21-day lockdown: Goa tourism body
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Travel and tourism stakeholders in Goa have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to impose an immediate lockdown for 21 days in the state due to the "ferocity" of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to avert further loss of life.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'No barriers should stand in way of equitable vaccine access'
Washington, May 7 (IANS) There should be no barriers in the way of equitable access to Coronavirus' vaccines, including intellectual property, said Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
IPL postponement: Indian cricket not a complete loser (Column: Close-in)
'The show must go on' was what one had hoped would have been the way forward. Unfortunately, the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic struck the progress of the second half of cricket's most popular entertainment, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UK Conservatives win oppn-held seat
London, May 7 (IANS) The UK's ruling Conservative Party has snatched a historically left-wing seat from the opposition Labour in a tense by-election in England.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Getting inoculated mandatory to attend workplace in Saudi
Riyadh, May 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia said on Friday that getting vaccinated against Covid-19 would be mandatory for all employees to attend their workplaces in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
My values not in consonance with EC: Poll panel counsel resigns in SC
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Advocate Mohit D. Ram, who was on the Panel Counsel for the Election Commission before the Supreme Court has tendered his resignation from the position.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kejriwal calls for meeting to review Covid situation in Delhi
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Hours after the Supreme Court directed the Centre to ensure that Delhi gets 700 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen supply every day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called for a meeting to review the Covid situation in the national capital.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Afghan forces launch counter-offensive in Baghlan
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Scores of militants have been killed in Afghanistan's Baghlan province as government forces launched a counter-offensive to repel Taliban attacks, a police official said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
N. Rangasamy takes oath as Puducherry Chief Minister
Puducherry, May 7 (IANS) Founder leader of All India NR Congress (AINRC) N. Rangasamy on Friday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Pondicherry,National,Politics
Two top Kolkata football clubs launch vaccination drive
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Two prominent Kolkata football clubs -- Southern Samity and Kalighat Milan Sangha FC -- have taken the lead in helping the underprivileged people of the state get vaccinated against Covid-19.
2021-05-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
15 arrested after clashes in E.Jerusalem
Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli police said on Friday that they have arrested 15 people in clashes in eastern Jerusalem.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Malaysia Open badminton postponed, blow to Indians' Olympic hopes
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Malaysia Open Super 750 badminton tournament has been postponed and will no longer be an Olympic qualification event, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Photo Prem: Snapshots of feel-good humour (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Photo Prem (Marathi film on Amazon Prime); Cast: Neena Kulkarni, Amita Khopkar, Vikas Hande, Chaitrali Rode, Pradnya Jawle-Edke, Sameer Dharmadhikari; Direction: Gayatri Patil and Aditya Rathi; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
YouTube TV is now available on PS5
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) Sony PlayStation 5 now fully supports YouTube TV live streaming with a dedicated app from the PlayStation Store.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kabul hit by blackout as 2 power pylons damaged
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Kabul was hit by a blackout as two power pylons were destroyed in explosion on Friday, Afghanistan's Breshna Sherkat, the national power company, confirmed.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Congress' poll performance unfortunate, disappointing: Sonia
New May 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday termed her party's performance in the state assembly elections "unfortunate, disappointing and unexpected".
2021-05-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
What's next for podcasts in 2021?
New Delhi, May 7 (IANSlife) Let us take our chances and say that you are tempted to skip reading this entire article, apart from the key pointers. But imagine this -- how about an audio broadcast version of this, which you can listen to while multitasking with whatever you are doing at the moment. That's essentially what a podcast is, and convenience is just one of the reasons behind its surging popularity.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rowers win Olympic quota place in lightweight double scull
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Indian rowing team comprising Arun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh won the Tokyo Olympic quota place in men's lightweight double scull event at the World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta in Tokyo on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Four arrested for illegal trade in Remdesivir injections
Patna, May 7 (IANS) The Bhagalpur police have arrested two persons including a manager of a private hospital for trying to purchase Remdesivir injection in the name of a dead patient.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Falling Chinese rocket poses 'low' risk to humans
San Francisco/Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A 100-foot-tall, 22-metric-tonne Chinese rocket is re-entering the Earth this weekend and according to the US Space Command, it poses low risk to humans.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Science/Tech
Chinese emissions exceeded developed world in 2019: Study
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) A study published on Friday revealed that China's annual emissions of greenhouse gases in 2019 exceeded the emissions of all developed countries combined for the first time.
2021-05-07
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
US rolls out walk-in Covid vax in pharmacies, mobile clinics
Washington, May 7 (IANS) While many poor countries are yet to receive access to Covid-19 vaccines, but for people living in the US getting inoculated can be as easy as walking into a pharmacy, the media reported.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Has Vijayan's glorification upset CPI-M?
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) There's a buzz going around that the CPI-M is a bit upset with the way Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is being glorified after he led the party to a historic win.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Solskjaer hails Cavani, de Gea after United's win against Roma
London, May 7 (IANS) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on Edinson Cavani and David De Gea after Manchester United kicked off a run of four matches in eight days by reaching the Europa League final.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
T20 WC shouldn't be held in India if it drains resources: Cummins
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has said that the 2021 T20 World Cup should be held in India only if it is not going to be a drain on the country's resources in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
S.African city warns visitors, residents of escaped cheetah
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The South African City of Tshwane warned visitors to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Pretoria and residents nearby to be vigilant as a cheetah who escaped from the reserve is still at large.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
New security feature added to CoWIN platform
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In order to minimise errors and the subsequent inconvenience caused to the citizens for online appointments for vaccination, the government is introducing a new feature of "four digit security code" in the CoWIN application from Saturday (May 8).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Six ways to fix a gummy smile
New Delhi, May 7 (IANSlife) Everyone tends to experience something they are self-conscious about. For some people, a gummy smile which is known as an excessive gingival display is their biggest insecurity. The showing of excessive gum tissues above the top enamels can often make their smile seem less attractive.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fitness challenges to participate from home and win prizes
New Delhi, May 7 (IANSlife) As the pandemic continues to grip the country, it is becoming challenging for us to keep our spirits high. Fitness is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity more than ever. While we are stuck at home, the best way to focus on our health is by participating in some of the virtual fitness challenges. They not only help achieve our health goals but also bring some cheer to our everyday lives. And what's more, you may even win some great prizes.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Mixed reactions over ICC sentencing of ex-Ugandan rebel commander
Kampala, May 7 (IANS) A ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on a former rebel commander has drawn mixed reactions from victims in northern Uganda, where the rebellion left tens of thousands of people dead and over 1.4 million others homeless.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
SOS Prithviraj: This TN village officer has a golden heart
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Any help one needs in Virudhunagar district --one name that crops up each time is that of thirty-five-year-old Durai Prithviraj.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Over crowded shared autos a matter of concern for Chennai officials
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Sharing autos in Chennai are a hit among the commuters as public transport buses are allowing passengers only at 50 per cent capacity. Besides, no standing passengers are allowed inside buses and so most of these vehicles do not stop at the desiganted stops.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
BJP slams Hemant Soren for his remark about Modi
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit out at Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren for his remark that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not listen to him during a phone call over the Covid-19 situation.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US Army trainee arrested after hijacking school bus
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A US Army trainee belonging to Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, was arrested after hijacking a school bus full of students.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Japan to extend Covid emergency to end of month
Tokyo, May 7 (IANS) Japan will extend the Covid-19 state of emergency currently in effect in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures until the end of the month, the Minister in charge of the government's coronavirus response said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
A series of dramatic readings to feature subcontinent's classic literature
New Delhi, May 7 (IANSlife) 'Yaar Julahay', an upcoming series of dramatic readings of writers who craft stories with the deftness of master weavers, is all set to premier on May 15, with the debut episode featuring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan reading Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi's classic story, 'Guriya'.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
25 killed in Rio police operation (Ld)
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and another five injured on Thursday in an intense shootout in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro between police and suspected drug traffickers.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
2022 T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to Covid
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that three ICC Men's T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe Qualifiers -- pathway tournaments to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia -- have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Demand momentum for jewellery continued in Q1
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Consumer demand for gold in India saw robust growth in the first quarter of calendar year 2021.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Nation sinking under the weight of Modi govt's indifference'
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Narendra Modi government, saying that the country's system has not failed but the government has been unable to constructively channelize the country's strengths and resources.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid crisis poses economic risk in Q1 FY22; 'muted impact' likely: FinMin
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As states take to lockdowns amid the severe Covid crisis, the Finance Ministry in a report has said that second wave of the Covid-19 poses downside risk to economic activities during April-June, although the impact is expected to be muted compared to that in the first wave.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
FIIs turn net buyers of software & services, real estate stocks
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) As foreign institutional investors (FII) largely pulled out investments in April amid the resurgent Covid crisis, software and services and real estate stocks ducked the subdued trend and attracted foreign funds during the second half of April.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Hope floats from individuals when systems stress
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) "There is no point writing my name. I am just doing what I can," says the 68-year-old, who makes it a point to bring food packets and soup for the 50 patients and volunteers at the Mini Covid Care Centre in Bal Bhavan in Chandigarh. Everyday. She says this is the least she can do.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Florida moving in wrong direction after enacting voting law'
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The White House slammed Florida after its Republican Governor signed into law a bill that will make it more difficult for certain residents of the US state to vote.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
3 Punjabi men arrested for scamming $10,000 from Toronto woman
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Three Punjabi men have been arrested for scamming an old woman in Toronto of $10,000 in the name of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
2021-05-07
Category: International, Canada,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Composer Vanraj Bhatia passes away, B'Town mourns loss
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Music director Vanraj Bhatia passed away at his residence in the city on Friday. He was 93.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Combating stress and anxiety with natural herbs
New Delhi, May 7 (IANSlife) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has struck both people's mental health and physical health, with necessary protocols like social distancing and restricted mobility making the average Indian feel alienated and low-spirited.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
England county clubs express interest to host IPL: Report
London, May 7 (IANS) England's county cricket clubs have reportedly offered to host the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament, which was being held amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, was postponed earlier this week after multiple positive cases of the coronavirus came up in the tournament's bio-bubble.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Colombian Prez rejects violent acts during protests
Bogota, May 7 (IANS) Colombian President Ivan Duque rejected the "acts of violence" that have taken place in the past week during a national strike, including looting and damage to state and private property.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Colombia,Politics
Stalin orders Rs 2,000 corona relief, milk price slashed
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday ordered payment of Rs 2,000 as first instalment to all ration card holders eligible to get rice as coronavirus impact relief.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
European countries set up oxygen plants at Indian hospitals
New Delhi, May 7: India is mopping up medical equipment and supplies from friendly countries across the world as the Covid-19 second wave devastates the country. European countries, along with support from the European Union (EU), have been especially helpful in providing long-term and sustainable medical technologies to India.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chidambaram slams Modi, Harsh Vardhan over Covid situation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for "not owing responsibility", saying the Covid-19 pandemic in the country has turned to worse from bad.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
3 IS leaders killed near Baghdad
Baghdad, May 7 (IANS) The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) commandos killed three local leaders of the Islamic State (IS) terror group near Baghdad, the military said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Covid precaution causing dermatitis to 2/3rd population
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) More than two-thirds of people may now have hand dermatitis due to stringent hand washing and using alcohol-based rubs during the Covid-19 pandemic, indicating the emergence of a skin-disease epidemic, according to a study led by Indian researchers.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
'Drop in some food prices will push CPI inflation down to 4.0% in April'
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) A high base and an unseasonal drop in some food prices will push CPI inflation down to 4.0 per cent in April, Barclays said in a research report on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Top Hefazat militant arrested in B'desh
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh said on Friday that it has arrested Gaji Yaqub Osmani, Hefazat-e-Islam's central assistant publicity secretary, for his involvement in the violent carnage carried out by the militant outfit in Brahmanbaria district and across the country in March.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
JSW Steel & JFE Steel propose Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Sheet Manufacturing JV
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Private sector steel maker JSW Steel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a Feasibility Study with JFE Steel Corporation, a Strategic Alliance Partner, to establish a Grain Oriented Electrical Steel Sheet Manufacturing and Sales Joint-Venture Company in India.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Retired Bombay HC Judge takes over as Goa Lokayukta
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Retired Bombay High Court Judge Ambadas Joshi was on Friday sworn-in as the new Lokayukta of Goa.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arjun Bijlani: Want to keep trying new things
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actor Arjun Bijlani loves the romantic genre, but he confesses being more excited about trying out action on screen lately.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
RIL to fly in Israeli experts for detection of Covid cases
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Reliance Industries (RIL) has sought permission to fly a team of experts from Israel to India to train and install a rapid Covid-19 identification solution, a source who spoke on assurance of anonymity said.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Covid patient taken to hospital on bike, probe ordered
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Authorities in Kerala on Friday ordered a probe after a video clip showing a Covid patient sandwiched between two persons in PPE kits being taken to hospital from a domiciliary Covid care centre on a two-wheeler was aired on TV channels.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Signs of armed resistance in Myanmar
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Armed opponents of the Myanmar military junta have killed three administrators appointed by them in the Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing regions in targeted attacks.
2021-05-07
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
Samsung rolls out support for Indian English with Bixby update
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) To make it more friendly for the Indian users, South Korean tech giant Samsung on Friday announced the addition of Indian English as part of the Bixby 3.0 update.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Number of vaccinations in Chennai falls due to supply shortage
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) The vaccination drive in Chennai is facing a block with the numbers of patients inoculated per day dipping from 25,000 a day to 9,000 for the past four days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Yemen humanitarian situation falling off cliff: UN
Sanaa, May 7 (IANS) With 20 million Yemenis in need of immediate assistance in the face of conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic, "the humanitarian situation is falling off a cliff" in the war-torn country, the UN said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Google is turning on two-factor authentication by default
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) To secure users from online security threats, Google is reportedly enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) on Google accounts by default for users.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
California bar owner charged with selling fake vax cards
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) A bar owner in California was arrested on charges of selling fraudulent Covid-19 vaccination cards, the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
1 in 3 women with Covid pneumonia at lung damage risk: Lancet
London, May 7 (IANS) Most patients hospitalised for Covid-19 infection return to full health, but one in three may develop lung damage even after a year, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
'RBI liquidity window can augment healthcare infra'
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The Rs 50,000 crore liquidity window offered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to banks under priority-sector lending to augment Covid-19 healthcare infrastructure will help raise treatment capacity, and availability of medicines and medical equipment, in India, Crisil said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Switzerland sends 600 oxygen concentrators, 50 respirators to India
Geneva, May 7 (IANS) Switzerland has sent a cargo aircraft carrying medical equipment, including 600 oxygen concentrators and 50 respirators, to help alleviate supply shortages in India amid the country's devastative second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
K'taka HC order on 1,200 MT oxygen reasonable, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Karnataka High Court order for the supply of 1,200 MT oxygen is reasonable and the High Court cannot remain silent when people are dying in the state. The top court declined to entertain Centre's plea challenging the High Court order.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Egypt, Turkey to evaluate outcome of talks to mend ties
Cairo, May 7 (IANS) After a two-day "exploratory round of consultations" in Cairo, Egypt and Turkey said that they will evaluate the outcome of the talks in a bid to normalize ties after eight years of rift.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Probe underway into attack on ex-Maldivian Prez
Male, May 7 (IANS) A probe is underway into the explosion in the Maldivian capital of Male during which former President and Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed sustained injuries, incumbent President Ibrahim Solih announced.
2021-05-07
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Novavax Covid vaccine effective against South African variant
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) A Covid-19 vaccine developed by the US-based biotechnology company Novavax has been found effective against Coronavirus' B1351 variant, first identified in South Africa, results of a trial have shown.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Russia committed to ensuring Armenia's security: FM
Yerevan, May 7 (IANS) Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here that Moscow is committed to ensuring the security of its ally Armenia.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Armenia,International
Malik earns Olympic quota in men's 125kg freestyle wrestling
Sofia (Bulgaria), May 7 (IANS) India's Sumit Malik has won the Olympic quota place in the men's 125kg freestyle wrestling event by reaching the final of the World Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament here.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
Nepal officials reject claims of climbers being Covid infected
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) Tourism officials in Nepal have rejected claims about foreign climbers, attempting to summit Mount Everest and other peaks, being infected with the novel coronavirus.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Innovative measures needed to correct TN's finances'
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Innovative measures are needed to correct Tamil Nadu's financial position, said state's Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Centre has to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily, says SC
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Centre has to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Anushka-Virat start Covid fundraiser, contribute Rs 2cr
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Celebrity couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have started a fundraiser campaign to help people deal with the Covid crises at hand.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Ukrainian Prez, Blinken discuss security situation
Kiev, May 7 (IANS) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the ongoing security situation in the country's borders along Russia with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Kiev, according to an official statement.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Ukraine,Politics
Indian hospitals now need their own permanent oxygen plants
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As Covid-19 pandemic moves from the urban centres to the hinterlands ravaging the over-burdened healthcare system, the medical fraternity on Saturday urged the government to install oxygen plants in all hospital premises as oxygen cylinders and concentrators are unable to meet the surge in demand for the life-saving gas.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine
Microsoft ditching its Windows 95-era icons: Report
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) As a part of "sweeping visual rejuvenation" planned for later this year, Microsoft is finally preparing to refresh its Windows 95-era icons.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rahul writes to Modi, criticises govt's Covid, vax strategy
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government's lack of a clear and coherent Covid and vaccination strategy, as well as its hubris in declaring premature victory as the virus was exponentially spreading, has placed India in a highly dangerous position.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Japan's national referendum law on Constitution revision likely to be enacted
Tokyo, May 7 (IANS) A bill to amend Japan's national referendum law on revision of the Constitution is likely to be enacted during the current parliamentary session, as a lower house commission approved the legislation.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Stalin gets emotional before Karunanidhi's photo
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin turned emotional on Friday while paying his respects before his late father and former Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi's portrait at the latter's residence in Gopalapuram on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts again
Jakarta, May 7 (IANS) Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province has erupted again, spewing a wthick ash column up 2,000 metres above its peak, the country's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Centre (PVMBG) said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab procures 125L MT wheat
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, Punjab has procured more than 125 lakh metric tonne (MT) wheat till date and paid Rs 21,472 crore to the farmers, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
SA players felt safe in IPL bio-bubble: Smith
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) South African players felt safe in the bio-bubble that was created by the Indian cricket board for the 2021 Indian Premier League, the country's director of cricket Graeme Smith said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Indonesia bans Ramadan mass exodus
Jakarta, May 7 (IANS) The Indonesian government has started putting measures in place ahead of of Eid Al-Fitr to ban the annual mass exodus, locally known as "mudik", which takes place at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in an effort to curb Covid-19 spread.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Indonesia,Politics
Manchester United cruise into Europa League final, Arsenal lose to Villareal
Rome, May 7 (IANS) Manchester United lost 2-3 to Roma in second leg of the semi-final of Europa League but cruised through to the final on the basis of an 8-5 aggregate victory.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Hazard apologises to Real supporters for laughing with Chelsea players
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Eden Hazard has apologised to Real Madrid supporters after he was seen laughing with Chelsea players following his side's Champions League semi-final exit.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Petrol, diesel prices maintain rally, rise again by 28-31 paise/ltr
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices in the country rose again sharply by 28 paise and 31 paise per litre respectively, on Friday as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) continued to cover for their losses on holding back price rise for past 18 days due to state elections.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telangana continues to see declining Covid trend
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) The declining trend in new Covid-19 cases in Telangana continued as the state reported 5,892 infections during the 24-hour period.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Ghani discusses peace process with UK envoy
Kabul, May 7 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met the UK's Ambassador to Kabul, Alison Blake and discussed the peace process and support to the country's national security force, his office said in a statement.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Google rolls out improved Assistant features for families
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) Google has announced new Assistant features for families, including improved broadcasts, bell reminders and new stories and games for kids.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Sensex gains 400 points, metal stocks surge
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded in the green on Friday morning with the BSE Sensex rising over 400 points.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Ajeeb Daastaans' actor Armaan Ralhan: After 'Befikre' debut I only had similar offers
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Actor Armaan Ralhaan made his acting debut in the Ranveer Singh-Vaani Kapoor starrer "Befikre", and was recently seen in the OTT anthology "Ajeeb Daastaans". Armaan says he had a few offers after his debut film of 2016 but they were all similar to his "Befikre" role of Anay, an investment banker who is set to marry Vaani Kapoor's character.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Mandatory Covid-19 negative certificate for entering Goa 'impractical': CM
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Making a Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory for entering Goa may not be a practical option, for an already overburdened administration, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, a day after the Bombay High Court in Goa directed his government to ensure it for those entering the state from May 10.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2 held for selling oxygen concentrators at inflated prices
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Cracking its whip against the black marketeers, the Delhi Police on Friday said it has arrested two persons.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Goa MLAs to start war-rooms to track Covid in constituencies: CM
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Legislators in Goa have been directed to start "war rooms" in their respective constituencies to keep track of Covid-19 cases and look after patients, who are in isolation or need to be shifted to hospitals, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
India travel ban to end on May 15: Aus PM
Canberra, May 7 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced that the ban on travel from India would end on May 15, paving the way for thousands of Australians stranded in the Covid-battered country to return home.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Australia,Politics
US birthrate sees largest annual decrease in decades
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The birthrate in the US fell 4 per cent last year, marking the biggest annual decrease in decades, suggesting "the coronavirus pandemic has taken the country's already existing downward trend into overdrive", according to authorities.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,International
Google to give users more controls on how apps use their data
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) After Apple gave users more control over their data sharing with app developers, Google has now pre-announced an upcoming safety section in Google Play that will help people understand the data an app collects or shares.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Central Vista project a 'criminal wastage', says Rahul
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Calling the Central Vista project a "criminal wastage", former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged the Narendra Modi government to focus more on people's lives.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
UK Navy vessels to monitor situation amid fishing row
London, May 7 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Navy vessels would remain in place to monitor the situation in waters of the the British Channel island of Jersey as both sides are involved in a post-Brexit fishing dispute.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Apple awards $410M to laser firm, to create 700 jobs in US
Cupertino (California), May 7 (IANS) Apple has awarded $410 million to II-VI, a leading manufacturer of optical technology, that will create additional capacity and accelerate production of future components for iPhone, supporting more than 700 jobs across the US.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Mexico,Technology
CM Stalin and his 33 ministers sworn in
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhawan on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Lebanon vows to help Syrian refugees vote in prez polls
Beirut, May 7 (IANS) Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi vowed to facilitate Syrian refugees' participation in the upcoming Syrian presidential election.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
'The Disciple' director Chaitanya Tamhane: I'm told my films are not commercially viable
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Chaitanya Tamhane's second directorial, the Marathi film "The Disciple", dropped digitally recently after doing the rounds of the global festival circuit. Tamhane's debut film "Court" had won acclaim and awards internationally, too. While he is aware of the perception that his films are not commercially viable, he hopes to reverse that view.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Russia registers 4th Covid vax
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) The single-dose Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine has received authorisation for use in Russia, making it the the country's fourth jab against the disease, the Health Ministry announced.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine
Twitter testing Tip Jar feature globally, India too
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Twitter is testing a new Tip Jar feature globally including in India where iOS and Android users can send money directly to their favourite accounts with substantial followers.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India records 4.14 lakh new Covid cases, 3,915 deaths
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India has recorded 4,14,188 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours -- the highest so far, along with 3,915 fatalities, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,14,91,598, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Stalin sworn in as TN CM, son Udhayanidhi not in cabinet (Ld)
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) DMK leader M.K. Stalin has sworn in as the chief minister along with a 34 member cabinet at the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhawan where Governor Bhanwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Facebook purges 9 fake networks from 6 countries
San Francisco, May 7 (IANS) Facebook has taken down nine networks from six countries in April targeting people with false and deceptive information.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UN honours 336 personnel killed last yr in line of duty
United Nations, May 7 (IANS) The UN honoured 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020, the highest number ever in a single year.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid that brought Vijayan to power, will be his biggest challenge
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) The handling of the Covid pandemic by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan won him and State Health Minister K.K.Shailaja lot of accolades and it was the major reason which helped him script a never before electoral victory witnessed in Kerala, when he mauled the Congress-led opposition and got a second successive term.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Samsung to share more royalty-free techs with smaller firms
Seoul, May 7 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will allow smaller local companies to use more of its royalty-free technologies as part of its efforts to attain shared growth, according to the industry ministry on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
US weekly unemployment claims drop to 498K
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Initial unemployment claims in the US dropped to 498,000, a new low since the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the labour market early last year, the Labour Department reported.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Positively thinking of lockdown, decision in 2-3 days: Goa CM
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) The Goa government is "positively thinking" about imposing a lockdown and a decision would be taken after consulting stakeholders and the state cabinet in "two to three days", Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National
Stalin sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin was sworn in as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Banwarilal Purohit at Raj Bhavan.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Guterres restates zero emissions call
United Nations, May 7 (IANS) All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous temperature rise of 2.4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
'No attack against US forces in Afghanistan since drawdown started'
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The Taliban has not launched any attack against US and coalition forces in Afghanistan since the drawdown began, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
US govt could breach debt limit after Oct 1: Think-tank
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A Washington, D.C.-based think-tank said that the US federal government is likely to run out of borrowing room and breach the debt limit after October 1.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Horror film 'Host' inspired by a prank: Director Rob Savage
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Filmmaker Rob Savage says the idea of his new horror film "Host" came to him from a prank.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
First-ever global initiative to map mammal migrations
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) An international team of 92 scientists and conservationists has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a UN treaty.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Environment/Wildlife
'N-deal possible if Iran makes political decision'
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A US State Department official said Washington and Tehran could achieve a mutual return to compliance with the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal in the coming weeks if the Islamic Republic makes a "political decision".
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 155.6 mn
Washington, May 7 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 155.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.25 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US defence officials stress strategic partnership to help India
New York, May 7 (IANS) US defence officials have emphasised the strategic partnership with India in helping it in the time of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
Aditya Chopra starts initiative to support daily wage earners of film industry
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) In an effort to help industry workers deal with the second wave of Covid in Mumbai, filmmaker Aditya Chopra has launched the Yash Chopra Saathi Initiative.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
By May 20, Delhi shall have calmed down in significant ways: Dinesh Singh
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Leading mathematics scholar and former Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University, Dinesh Singh has predicted that Covid infections being reported in Delhi will show a perceptible easing up between May 10-15.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National
Mark Wahlberg ups food intake to 7,000 calories daily to gain weight for role
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg's current food intake is over 7,000 calories daily, to gain weight for his role in the upcoming film "Stu".
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Terror hideout busted in J&K's Doda
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) Security forces busted a terror hideout on Thursday evening in J&K's Doda district recovering RDX filled pipe bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Kristin Cavallari to launch beauty line
Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actress Kristin Cavallari will soon start her own line of beauty products called Uncommon Beauty.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Over 10 mn Turks have received two doses of vaccine
Istanbul, May 7 (IANS) Over 10 million Turkish citizens have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the ongoing nationwide vaccination program, the Health Ministry's data showed on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia registers its fourth Covid-19 vaccine
Moscow, May 7 (IANS) The single-dose Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik Light has received authorisation for use in Russia, the Russian Health Ministry with the jab's developer and sponsor announced on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
First batch of CanSino vaccines in bulk arrives in Pak
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) The first batch of China's CanSino Covid-19 vaccines that the Pakistani government purchased in bulk has arrived in Pakistan, the CanSino Biologics Inc. said on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hussey, Balaji air-lifted to Chennai, put in isolation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Mike Hussey and Lakshmipathy Balaji, the Covid-19 affected members of Chennai Super Kings' coaching staff, have been flown to Chennai from Delhi in an air ambulance by their franchise and kept in isolation at a hotel in the city.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Tamil Nadu's 'gold man' held for cheating businessmen
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Bengaluru Central Crime Branch police arrested Tamil Nadu's 'gold man' and politician, A. Hari Nadar for running an inter-state organised crime racket and cheating a Bengaluru businessman of a whopping sum of Rs 7.2 crore.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
23 killed in Rio de Janeiro favela gun battle
Rio de Janeiro, May 7 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and four others injured following an intense shootout between police and suspected drug traffickers in a favela in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, local police said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Brazil,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
49,058 new Covid cases in Karnataka with 328 deaths
Bengaluru, May 7 (IANS) Riding on the pandemic's second wave, a record 49,058 new Covid cases, including 23,706 in Bengaluru were registered in a day across Karnataka while 328 patients succumbed to the virus, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Maldives former President injured in explosion
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Maldives former President and parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed was injured on Thursday in an explosion in capital Male, authorities said.
2021-05-07
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics,Terrorism
Urgent steps must to reduce methane emissions
Washington, May 7 (IANS) A Global Methane Assessment released on Thursday by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) showed that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade.
2021-05-07
Category: International, United States,Environment/Wildlife
Bihar reports 15,126 new Covid cases, active tally 1,15,151
Patna, May 7 (IANS) Bihar reported 15,126 new Covid-19 cases out of the 1,05,024 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the state health department said on Thursday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan announces complete lockdown from May 10 to 24
Jaipur, May 7 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Thursday announced a complete lockdown from 5 a.m. on May 10 to 5 a.m. on May 24 amid the surge in coronavirus cases.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
2nd Test: Pakistan eye series sweep against Zimbabwe
Harare, May 6 (IANS) After beating Zimbabwe by an innings and 116 runs in the first Test, Pakistan will look to sweep the two-Test series with another win in the second Test that begins at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Sports,Cricket
Lockdown will lead to collapse of economy, says Telangana CM
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Making it clear again that lockdown will not be imposed in Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday said such a move would bring life to a standstill and would lead to total collapse of the economy.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Covid patient's family takes ambulance to K'taka Assembly seeking hospital bed
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) In a day of dramatic developments, a Covid positive patient's family staged a sit-in protest outside the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha on Thursday to secure a hospital bed for treatment.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Vedanta to set up 2 Covid hospitals in Karnataka soon
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Leading mining firm Vedanta on Thursday said it would set up two 100-bed hospitals for treating Covid patients at Karnataka's Chitradurga and Hubballi.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bayern's Alaba wants to leave comfort zone
Munich, May 6 (IANS) Bayern Munich defender David Alaba sees his departure from the club at the end of the season as a chance to "do something new" and "take another step forward". The Austrian could move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
JD-U MP slams BJP Bihar chief for 'politics over lockdown'
Patna, May 6 (IANS) The tension between the two major constituents of Bihar's ruling alliance intensified on Thursday, with Janata Dal-United MP Lalan Singh, who is considered close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, attacking BJP state President Sanjay Jaiswal for "doing politics over the lockdown".
2021-05-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Andhra covid tally hovers near 22K-mark on day 2 of partial curfew
Amaravati, May 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's daily Covid tally continued to hover near the 22,000-mark at 21,954 in the 24 hours ending 10 am Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
75% beds in B'luru medical colleges reserved for Covid-hit: Minister
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) With state-run and private hospitals in Bengaluru facing shortage of beds for Covid patients, a dozen private medical colleges across the city have reserved 6,034 beds in hospitals attached to them, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Disappointed after loss, world champ Long skips interview
Xinxiang, May 6 (IANS) Olympic and world champion Ma Long failed to make the men's singles final after losing in seven sets to Zhou Qihao here at the Chinese table tennis Olympic simulation on Thursday. He was so upset after the loss that he refused a mixed zone interview.
2021-05-06
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Malik enters semis of World Olympic qualifiers
Sofia (Bulgaria), May 6 (IANS) India's Sumit Malik entered the semi-finals of the mens 125kg freestyle event at the World Olympic qualifiers on Thursday, and maintained hope to earn an Olympic quota place.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Bulgaria,Sports,Other Sports
CSA to distribute MOI to stakeholders for transparency
Johannesburg, May 6 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday published its new Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) that was approved by the unanimous vote of the Members' Council on April 30.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
PM, Andhra CM discuss Covid situation in state
Amaravati, May 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Thursday discussed the Covid situation in the state, and the steps being taken by the state government to control the spread.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Three tribal youths in TN booked for teasing, slapping elephants
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Forest Department has registered a case against three tribal youths under the Wildlife Protection Act for teasing wild elephants near Thirumurthy dam settlement area.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Union minister Matang Sinh falls prey to Covid
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) Former Union minister and Congress leader from Assam, Matang Sinh, passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Thursday due to Covid-19, party sources said here.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Can't become ground for blame game between Centre, Delhi: SC on O2 crisis
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday made it crystal clear that it will not allow the court to become a ground for recriminations between the Centre and the Delhi government in connection with supply of oxygen to the capital, as it emphasised that a blame game should not happen against the backdrop of the oxygen crisis.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Barty cruises into Madrid Open final
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty entered her fourth WTA singles final of the season, beating Paula Badosa 6-4, 6-3 at the Madrid Open on Thursday night.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Vishweshwar Reddy meets sacked Telangana minister Eatala Rajender
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) In a significant development, former MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy on Thursday called on Eatala Rajender, who was dropped from the Telangana cabinet by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao two days ago following allegations that he had encroached lands of some farmers.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Morphing into a fan club': MNM Vice President Mahendran quits
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, was being converted into a fan club at the instance of the party's campaign consultancy organisation and its founder's advisor, Vice President R.Mahendran said on Thursday as he quit the party.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Olympic-bound shooters get first dose of Covid vaccine
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Olympic Games-bound Indian shooting squad, including the coaching staff, received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, said a coach associated with the national team.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Centre reviews Covid grievances with ministries, states/UTs
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) DARPG Secretary Indevar Pandey on Thursday stresses on the need to pursue time-bound and quality grievance redressal in the pandemic times to ensure that citizen centric services are delivered in a time-bound manner.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Nationwide lockdown only way to break virus chain: Raj CM
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday endorsed the idea of a complete lockdown as proposed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to break the chain of coronavirus, saying that it is the only option left when the country is facing shortage of oxygen, medicines and other essential medical supplies.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nadal enters quarters at Madrid Open, Medvedev out
Madrid, May 6 (IANS) Rafael Nadal continued his quest for a sixth Madrid Open title, beating Australian Alexei Popyrin 6-3, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday. However, world No. 3 Danii Medvedev crashed out, losing to Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-7(2), 6-1.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Tennis
Karnataka waives import duty on Covid relief goods
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Battling the pandemic's second wave, Karnatak on Thursday waived import duty on goods used for Covid containment and management in the state.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM launches Covid helpline
Shimla, May 6 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday launched a dedicated Covid-19 helpline for facilitating the people of the state.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi hospital reports rise in 'Mucormycosis' cases triggered by Covid
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The doctors at one of the leading private hospitals in Delhi, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), said on Thursday that they have found a rise in 'Mucormycosis' cases triggered by Covid-19 at the hospital.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Decision by CM on Goa lockdown soon: Deputy CM
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) A decision on imposing a lockdown in the state may be taken by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant late on Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar said.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Smart City Startup challenge for start-ups
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Smart City Living Labs at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, in association with Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and The Smart City Mission have launched a Smart City Start-up challenge.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology
Centre moves SC challenging K'taka HC order to enhance O2 supply
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against the Karnataka High Court order to enhance daily liquid medical oxygen (LMO) allocation for the state for treatment of Covid-19 patients from the existing 965 MT to 1,200 MT.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
WI board offers contract to 18 women cricketers
St John's (Antigua), May 6 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) has increased the number of West Indies women players who will get retainer contracts for the 2021-2022 season to 18.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Air ambulance makes emergency landing at Mumbai airport
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) An air ambulance flying from Nagpur to Hyderabad with five persons on board was diverted to Mumbai where it made an emergency landing, officials said here late on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Telangana Police launches free lunch service for Covid patients
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telangana Police, with the help of some NGOs and Swiggy and Big Basket, on Thursday launched a free food service for Covid patients in home isolation.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
22 engineers died of Covid, over 500 infected: Bihar Association
Patna, May 6 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus is not only taking lives of frontline warriors but several other key government officials as well, with the Bihar Engineering Service Association (BESA) claiming 22 engineers of different departments died while over 500 others are infected across the state.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Govt's 'zero' strategy pushing country towards lockdown: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Central government for having "no strategy" to deal with the alarming Covid situation in the country, besides demanding a financial package for the poor people.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hussey, Balaji fly to Chennai in air ambulance, put in isolation
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Mike Hussey and L Balaji, the Covid-19 affected members of Chennai Super Kings' coaching staff, have been flown to Chennai in an air ambulance by their franchise and kept in isolation at a hotel in the city.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka mulling complete lockdown post May 12
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Thursday that the state is likely to adopt more stringent measures to check the spread of the Covid pandemic, and in all probability, it may opt for a complete lockdown after the current phase of partial lockdown ends on May 12.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Second Covid wave to peak by June: CLSA
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Drawing parallels to the second wave of Covid in 12 countries, foreign brokerage CLSA has predicted a peak in daily case additions for the ongoing wave to broadly happen in May for Maharashtra and June for overall India.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
SAI U-turn after BAI says India not withdrawn from Oly qualifiers
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) There seems to be a communication gap between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Badminton Association of India (BAI). Just over an hour after SAI announced that the Indian badminton team had withdrawn from this month's Malaysia Open Super 750 tournament, BAI contradicted the statement saying it was still in talks with the Malaysian government for allowing Indians to compete there. SAI subsequently did a U-turn on its initial statement.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
NE India's 15th airport to become operational on Saturday
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) Commercial operations in Rupsi airport, northeast India's 15th airport and Assam's 7th, would start from Saturday, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,Business/Economy
Yechury accuses Centre of failing people in Covid crisis
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Amid the steep surge in Covid cases across the country, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday accused the Central government of not providing help to the people.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC rules out gag on real time court proceedings, dismisses EC's plea
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it may be retrograde for it to promote the rule of law and access to justice on one hand, and shield the daily operations of the High Courts and this court from the media in all its forms by gagging the reporting of proceedings, on the other, as it emphasised that there can be no gag on real time court proceedings, which is an extension of freedom of press and principles of an open court.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Rasika Dugal: Beauty of the Nilgiris will always remain with me
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal says shooting in the Nilgiris for her new web series "Out Of Love 2" was an exhilarating experience, and that the beauty of the place, as well as the creative exchange she had with her co-actors during the shoot, will always remain with her.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kendall Jenner opens up about her anxiety bouts and panic attacks
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner has opened up about her experiences with anxiety, saying that she struggled with heart palpitations and couldn't breathe during such attacks.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Seerat Kapoor wants to explore roles across genres
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Seerat Kapoor has been seen in several Telugu films and is now all set to make her Bollywood debut with the psychological thriller "Maarich". She would love exploring roles across genres -- especially the period film, romance, action and the sports drama.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maharashtra sees Covid deaths cross 73K, cases near 5 mn mark
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities dropped on Thursday but remained above the 800 level while the toll crossed the 73,000 mark and the state case tally hovered below the 5 million mark, although the Mumbai situation remained tolerable, health officials said
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook adds new features to Instagram Direct, Messenger
San Francisco, May 6 (IANS) Facebook on Thursday announced new features and recent updates for Instagram Direct and Messenger to help users better express themselves.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Italian envoy switches on oxygen plant at ITBP hospital in Greater Noida
Greater Noida, May 6 (IANS) Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca, on Thursday switched on an oxygen plant at the ITBP Referral Hospital here, which is likely to provide some relief to the people of Greater Noida in the wake of the growing demand for oxygen caused by the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Boult likely to miss Test series against England
Auckland, May 6 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult is likely to miss the Test series against England that begins on June 2 as he will be returning home from India Premier League (IPL) instead of going to England with other Test players.
2021-05-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Put pressure on Centre to assist on Covid, Punjab CM asks MPs
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Congress MPs from the state to put pressure the Centre to augment supplies of oxygen, tankers, vaccines and vital medicines to help the state government effectively fight the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kajal Pisal distributes Oximeter, water filters to less fortunate
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Kajal Pisal is distributing water filters and oximeters to people who can't afford to buy such devices.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
FedEx to deply Boeing 777F to deliver medical supplies to India
Memphis, May 6 (IANS) As India and its healthcare systems battle a steep surge in Covid cases across the country, transportation major FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is working with organisations around the world to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment to India.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tennessee,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Government to distribute 20 lakh seed kits of pulses
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has formulated a special strategy for the ensuing Kharif 2021 season and has proposed to distribute 20,27,318, almost 10 times more, seed mini kits than the 2020-21 season costing Rs 82.01 crores. The total cost for these mini-kits will be borne by the Central Government to boost the production and productivity of Tur, Moong and Urad. The following mini-kits will be distributed:
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Telangana CM returns to official residence after Covid recovery
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao returned to his official residence on Thursday, two days after he recovered fully from Covid-19.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaika Arora: Always wished I had a daughter
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora says she always wished she had a daughter to share her things with.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'In shambles': Delhi's medical infrastructure exposed in pandemic, says HC
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday said the existing medical infrastructure in the national capital was in shambles, and exposed when put to the test during the pandemic, as it directed the state government to provide facility for medical treatment required by all city residents suffering from Covid-19.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vinit Kakar joins 'RadhaKrishn' as voice artiste for animated Garuda
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actor Vinit Kakar has joined the cast of the mythological television show "RadhaKrishn" as a voice artiste who will feature as the voice of Garuda, an animated creation on the show as of now.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
'40 housekeeping staff allowed for IPL ties, DDCA let in 42'
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) had let in two extra persons, beyond the 40 that were registered for housekeeping, during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2, it has been learnt. Incidentally, Delhi police have arrested two persons for indulging in 'betting' during the said match.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Dilbaro' singer Vibha Saraf opens up on new track 'I really like you'
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Singer Vibha Saraf is out with her new song "I really like you". The singer, who shot to fame singing "Dilbaro" in the Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi", says her latest track has all the qualities of a college romance number.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gurugram sets up call centre to address Covid complaints
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Thursday set up a call centre at its Sector-34 office for public representatives and citizens in view of the increasing Covid cases in the district.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malan replaces out-of-form Vihari in Warwickshire XI
Birmingham, May 6 (IANS) South Africa batsman Pieter Malan replaced India's Hanuma Vihari in the Warwickshire county team's line-up for the match against Worcestershire here on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Anubhav Nanda did his own stunts in 'Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu'
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actor Anubhav Nanda, who plays Yakub in the web series "Mai Hero Boll Raha Hu", required to do a lot of action as well as dance in the series. He says he was able to do these effortlessly due to the work he has earlier done as a choreographer.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mamata accuses BJP of instigating violence in Bengal
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Hours after Union minister and senior BJP leader V. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters in West Midnapore district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the saffron party of instigating violence in Bengal to put undue pressure on the state government on the issue of law and order.
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'40 housekeeping staff allowed for IPL games, DDCA let in 42'
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) had let in two extra persons, beyond the 40 that were registered for housekeeping, during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on May 2, it has been learnt. Incidentally, Delhi police two persons for indulging in 'betting' during the said match.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
IBM unveils 2 nanometre chip tech for faster computing
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) Tech giant IBM on Thursday unveiled the world's first 2-nanonmetre (nm) chipmaking technology.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy,Technology
E-bike maker Revolt suspends fresh bookings amid high demand
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) RattanIndia Enterprises-backed electric bike maker Revolt Intellicorp Pvt Ltd has announced that it is over-booked for its bikes and has paused taking fresh bookings on its website.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maniesh Paul discusses Covid protocols in first episode of podcast
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actor Maniesh Paul took to Instagram on Thursday to post a conversation with a doctor about Covid protocols and information around the disease. The conversation was part of the first episode of his podcast, "The Maniesh Paul Podcast".
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid crisis refuses to relent in J&K with 4,926 new cases, 52 deaths
Brinagar, May 6 (IANS) Breaking its own record of a day before, J&K on Thursday registered the highest number of 4,926 new Covid cases and 52 deaths.
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mahindra Advanced Design Europe to come up in UK's West Midlands
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Mahindra Group on Thursday said it will set up 'Mahindra Advanced Design Europe' (M.A.D.E) in the UK's West Midlands.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi falls to 32nd in Knight Frank's global prime property index
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) New Delhi's rank declined to 32nd among global cities in terms of prime residential properties.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jacqueline Fernandez helps feed people, interacts with Covid warriors
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez on Thursday pitched in to serve food amidst the Covid crisis, and later in the day posted a video where she is seen interacting with people from across India who are trying to help others cope with the pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rower Jakar in line for Olympic quota place
Tokyo, May 6 (IANS) India's Jakar Khan has emerged as a strong contender for an Olympic quota place in the men's single scull after his preliminary round performance in the World Rowing Asia and Oceania Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
3 Navy warships on way to Mumbai from Persian Gulf with oxygen
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Three Indian Navy warships -- INS Kochi, INS Tabar and INS Trikand -- are currently enroute Mumbai as part of the Operation Samudra Setu-II ferrying Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and associated medical equipment from the Persian Gulf to strengten India's fight against the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
You will have to give 700 MT oxygen to Delhi, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Centre that the national capital must get at least 700 tonnes of oxygen every day, which has been requested by the Delhi government to meet the demands of the Covid patients.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Pon Radhakrishnan admitted to Madurai hospital after Covid symptoms
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Former Union Minister for Shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan was admitted to Government Rajaji hospital in Madurai following Covid symptoms. The 69-year-old BJP leader who lost the recent Lok Sabha by-election from Kanyakumari constituency was hospitalised on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
After Swamy, Shiv Sena also wants Gadkari as NDMA chief
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) A senior Shiv Sena leader on Thursday demanded that the Centre should take immediate steps to appoint Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as the head of the National Disaster Management Authority as the Covid-19 situation could worsen in the coming weeks.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
28 pairs of Rajdhani, Duranto, Shatabdi trains cancelled from May 9
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Amid the surge in the cases of Covid across the country, the Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled 28 pairs of Rajdhani, Duranto, Shatabdi and Vande Bharat Express trains until further orders.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs 9,871 cr released to 17 States
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Union Finance Ministry on Thursday released the 2nd monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit (PDRD) Grant of Rs 9,871 crore for the year 2021-22 to 17 states.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch first crew to space in July
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Jeff Bezos' aerospace company Blue Origin will fly its first astronaut crew aboard its space tourism rocket called New Shepard on July 20, the company said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Technology
Lenovo Android tablet likely to support HDMI input: Report
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) Lenovo is reportedly preparing to launch an Android-powered tablet that supports HDMI input.
2021-05-06
Category: International, China,Technology
Global cues lift equities, IT stocks surge (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) India's key benchmark equity indices rose for the second straight day on Thursday, following healthy global cues.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Delhi sees light rain, gusty winds bring down mercury
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The national capital witnessed sudden change in weather, with hovering dark clouds bringing light rain, and gusty winds blowing on Thursday evening, bringing the temperature down.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Why Vrajesh Hirjee is excited about his upcoming comedy series
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Vrajesh Hirjee has a new comedy assignment, and this time his challenge is to be funny while essaying a gang lord of Goa. The actor says it was one of the fun experiences he has had shooting in recent times.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian Army sets up Covid Management Cell for real time response
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Indian Army has set up a Covid Management Cell to bring in greater efficiency in coordinating real time responses to address exponential rise in Covid cases across the country, a statement said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Lawmakers with criminal cases, crorepatis in Assam increased by over 10%: Study
Guwahati, May 6 (IANS) The number of elected MLAs with criminal cases and crorepatis (millionaire) increased by over 10 per cent in the recent Assam assembly elections compared to the 2016 polls, data analysis revealed.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
7 BJP candidates had their deposits forfeited in Bengal polls
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Of the 292 candidates who contested in the recently concluded Assembly elections in West Bengal, the deposits of seven BJP candidates have been forfeited.
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Rasika Dugal gets vaccinated for Covid-19
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal posted a picture on Instagram from the vaccine centre on Thursday, announcing she has received her first jab for Covid-19. Rasika says she felt hopeful for the first time this week.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
2 of India's 1980 Olympic hockey gold medallists battling for life
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Maharaj Krishan Kaushik and Ravindra Pal Singh, stalwarts of India's 1980 Olympics gold-winning hockey team, are battling for their lives in hospitals after Covid-19 affected them. Kaushik is serious as the doctor has said the next 24 hours, ending Friday afternoon, are 'critical'.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Bangladesh foils radical Islamists' Parliament attack plan
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Chasing a lead generated by SIGINT interception, Bangladesh counter-terrorism officials have nabbed a militant of radical Islamist group Ansar-al-Islam, who has admitted to planning an attack on Jatiya Sangsad (parliament).
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Will forming Cabinet 2.0 prove tricky for Pinarayi Vijayan?
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) The difficult task of winning the elections over, will Pinarayi Vijayan now have it easy or tough, as starting Thursday he begins talks for the composition of Version-2 Pinarayi cabinet.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Need to prepare for third Covid wave, revamp oxygen formula: SC
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its plan to deal with a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, even as it held that the Centre's formula to distribute oxygen to state governments, particularly the national capital, was "a gross underestimate".
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shakib, Rahman reach Bangladesh in chartered flight
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman said that he and Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan have reached home from India after the postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
PM to attend European Council meet on Sat
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) On the invitation of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a meeting of the Council on Saturday as a special invitee.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
S Korea's homegrown space rocket set for October launch
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) South Korea's first fully homegrown space rocket is on track for its scheduled launch later this year, the chief of the country's space research institute said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Korea,Science/Tech
Kerala Covid tally peaks again, 42,464 new cases recorded
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Covid cases continue to surge in Kerala on Thursday, touching a record high of 42,464 cases after 1,55,632 samples were tested, even as the state government announced a total lockdown from Saturday till next Sunday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 likely to debut on August 3
Seoul, May 6 (IANS) South Korean tech giant Samsung is likely to launch its Galaxy Z Flip3 clamshell phone with a foldable screen at a lesser price, as compared to its predecessor, on August 3.
2021-05-06
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
FB accuses Signal of lying, says its ads on Instagram a 'stunt'
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Facebook has accused Signal of lying, after the encrypted messaging app challenged the user privacy policies of Facebook by sharing a series of ads on Instagram to showcase how the social network collects information from users and displays ads basis of those private details.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Blow for Saina, Srikanth as India withdraw from Malaysia Open
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal's chances of making it to this year's Tokyo Olympics are all but over after the Indian contingent withdrew from the Malaysian Open on Thursday. Malaysia has imposed a ban on travellers from India, which is witnessing a massive surge in Covid-19 cases during the second wave.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Gurugram: Fire breaks out in Super Mart building, no casualties reported
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) A fire broke out in the Super Mart building's sixth floor at DLF Phase-4 in Gurugram at around 4 p.m. on Thursday. No casualties have been reported in the incident, said a fire officer.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurugram launches WhatsApp Covid helpline
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) Gurugram district administration on Thursday launched a dedicated WhatsApp Covid-19 helpline to provide citizens access to critical information and a central repository of all Coronavirus resources.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,Technology,Health/Medicine
3 held in Delhi for selling Remdesivir injections in black
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Tightening its noose around black marketeers, the Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two persons, including a nursing staff of Fortis Hospital, for selling Remdesivir injections at higher prices.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hina Khan shares images of her late 'full of life Daddy'
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan, who recently lost her father, Aslam Khan, took to Instagram to share a picture with him. The actress can be seen hugging her father in the throwback picture.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Greater Chennai Corporation ropes in celebs for Covid awareness
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation(GCC) has roped in celebrities to create more awareness among the people about the spread of Covid-19, and the preventive measures they should take.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Record-breaking epic 'Ramayan' is back on TV
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The late Ramanand Sagar's blockbuster mythological show "Ramayan" is back on television.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SpiceXpress airlifs 1,100 oxygen concentrators from Nanjing to Delhi
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) SpiceJet's air cargo arm SpiceXpress on Thursday airlifted 1,100 oxygen concentrators and other Covid-related medical equipment from Nanjing, China, to New Delhi.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
After online classes, Kerala's KITE Victers channel to offer Covid advice
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) After bringing succour to thousands of students in Kerala last year with the launch of online classes, the state government's KITE Victers channel will now offer a live phone-in-cum-broadcast for Covid prevention as the state reels under a Covid surge, an official said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Canada sending medical supplies to India
Ottawa, May 6 (IANS) With the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic having devastating impacts in India, Canada has announced that it is sending up to 25,000 vials of Remdesivir and up to 350 ventilators from its National Emergency Strategic Stockpile to help respond to the critical situation across India.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Canada,National,Health/Medicine
Veda's sister dies of Covid-19 two weeks after mother
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India women batter Veda Krishnamurthy's sister passed away due to Covid-19 two weeks after her mother died of the virus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mary Kom on her own as personal coach down with Covid
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Six-time world champion and Olympic-bound boxer MC Mary Kom won't have personal coach Chhote Lal Yadav by her side at the women's national boxing camp after he tested positive for Covid-19. The camp is supposed to start in Pune this week.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Maharashtra has 82K-plus serious Covid-19 patients
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Maharashtra currently has around 82,098 Covid-19 patients who are serious and under treatment in various hospitals across the state, according to official data released here on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Stalin to be sworn in as CM along with 33 ministers on Friday
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) A total of 34 DMK lawmakers will be sworn in as Ministers at Raj Bhavan on Friday morning including DMK President M.K. Stalin as the next Chief Minister.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid recovery rate improves in Agra to 86.74%
Agra, May 6 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate has improved in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city up to 86.74 per cent, even as 234 fresh infections have been detected in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
BTS' V slips on recognising Robert Downey Jr; J-Hope calls Conan O'Brien 'Curtain'
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) A hilarious video, of talk show host Conan O'Brien reacting to BTS band member J-Hope not knowing who he is, has gone viral.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Raymond has transitioned to more advanced digital value chain: Gautam Hari Singhania
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Raymond has today transitioned to a more advanced digital value chain based on demand side economy and adoption with agility, says its Chairman and Managing Director Gautam Hari Singhania.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Exploring the minds of world's greatest investors
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Billionaire investors. If we think of them, it's with a mixture of awe and suspicion. Clearly, they possess a kind of genius -- the proverbial Midas Touch.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Centre issues guidelines for vaccination of civil aviation community
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday issued enabling guidelines to facilitate the vaccination of the civil aviation community.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
British Airways sends vital oxygen supplies to India
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) British Airways on Thursday said it has flown a Boeing 777-200 aircraft loaded with emergency aid to Delhi to support India in its battle against the coronavirus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi's IGI world's first airport to register 1K TaxiBot movements
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The national capital's IGI airport on Thursday said it has completed 1,000 movements of sustainable taxing of aircraft with 'TaxiBot'.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Madhya Pradesh shocker: Patients in fields, IV bottles hang from trees
Agar Malwa (MP), May 6 (IANS) In a shocking sight from Madhya Pradesh, patients in its Agar Malwa district were seen being treated in fields with IV fluid bottles dangling from tree branches.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid patient's wife pleads for bed in front of K'taka CM's house; man dies on way to hospital
Bengaluru, May 6 (IANS) In a tragic incident, a Covid patient died on his way to the hospital after his family members pleaded for a hospital bed in front of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's official residence Cauvery, here on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Equity market ends in green; auto, metal stocks surge
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices closed higher on Thursday, with healthy buying in auto and metal stocks.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
'Make Covid negative certificates mandatory for Goa visitors'
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Thursday directed the state government to make Covid-19 negative certificates issued prior (to 72 hours of entry) mandatory for travellers entering Goa from May 10, while also stating that government hospitals should have adequate police personnel outside Covid hospitals in order to prevent violence against the medical fraternity.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Have ensured all players, staff reach home safely: RCB
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has said it has ensured that "every member of the team reaches home safely" following the postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Sunny Leone asks fans what they like to eat!
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Sunny Leone took to Instagram on Thursday to treat her fans to a dance video. In the video, the actress is seen dancing to the song "Temperature" by Sean Paul.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Recurve archers fail to get visa, won't participate in World Cup
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The eight-member Indian recurve archery team, including four in the women's category, will not compete in the Lausanne World Cup starting May 17 due to failure to get visas.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Power market beats pandemic, April trade up 90.2% YoY
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Continuing its exceptional performance during the last fiscal, the electricity market at the Indian Energy Exchange entered the new fiscal year 2022 with 7707 MU volume in April 2021, achieving a 90.2 per cent YoY growth.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Haryana CM for adopting proactive strategies to contain Covid
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been adopting proactive strategies to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus in the state by increasing testing with focus on rural areas where the cases have been spiking.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Jamie Lee Curtis praises Will Smith for flaunting his 'worst shape'
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has given a motivating response to Hollywood star Will Smith's social media post saying he is currently in his "worst shape", post-pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Moderna's 3rd booster jab effective against Covid variants
Washington, May 6 (IANS) A third booster shot of US pharmaceutical Moderna's Covid vaccine can rapidly increase the level of antibodies in previously inoculated people, according to data from its Phase 2 study.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Shukla donates IPL commentary earnings to Covid-19 relief
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Former India and Bengal all-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla has donated his earnings from commentary stint at the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 for Covid-19 relief.
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PM briefed about 12 states having over 1 lakh active cases
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a comprehensive review meeting of the Covid-19 situation in the country, during which he was informed about the 12 states which have more than one lakh active cases.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tokens to be issued in Gurugram for oxygen distribution
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) To streamline the liquid medical oxygen distribution and curb black marketing, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the district administration have started the token system for Covid patients.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi receives 730 MT of oxygen, Kejriwal thanks Modi
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his gratitude for the supply of medical Oxygen amid rising cases of coronavirus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
No pendency of oxygen concentrators with Customs: Health Ministry
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The health ministry on Thursday refuted reports that oxygen concentrators are pending at the customs warehouse for getting clearance from the customs authorities.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sonu Nigam: There's going to be severe blood crisis in India, so donate blood
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam urged every non-vaccinated person in India to step forward and donate blood because he says there is will be a severe blood crisis amid the second wave of Covid-19.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Recipes for a sumptuous Iftar evening
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) While many spend the holy month Ramadan fasting, part of the rituals include breaking the daily fast with an evening meal. The Park Hotels share traditional recipes you can try your hand at for a mouth watering Iftar.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Non-residents will be taxed if transaction value exceeds Rs 2 cr
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Non-residents undertaking transactions with Indian parties will trigger taxability under the domestic law in India even if they do not have physical presence in the country and operate digitised businesses.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Tribute to Bharat Ratna - Satyajit Ray
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) Baro Market pays an artistic tribute to the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray on his centennial birth anniversary.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Apple wanted to keep Netflix using in-app purchases: Report
San Francisco, May 6 (IANS) Apple employees were considering giving Netflix special treatment to convince the streaming service to not abandon in-app purchases, internal emails revealed during the Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Khalsa Aid raises over Rs 1 crore in 3 days through crowdfunding
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) Khalsa Aid India, the humanitarian organisation known for providing support to victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts, has launched a crowdfunding drive on ImpactGuru.com towards procurement of Oxygen Concentrators.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Aussies in IPL transported to Maldives, Hussey stays back
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Amid a raging debate over Australia's decision to ban travel from India, many players, coaches, match officials and commentators who were involved in the now postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) have been transported from India to Maldives.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
An expert answers your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) The second wave of Covid-19 is spreading like wider across the country and is even deadlier than before. The healthcare and infrastructure is reeling under the pressure, and thus, it is incumbent on each and every one of us to be responsible and try to follow safety protocols and guidelines.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Union Minster's convoy attacked in West Midnapore
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the convoy of Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan was attacked by a group of unidentified miscreants at Panchkhuri area in West Midnapore district on Thursday afternoon.
2021-05-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Delhi's daily Covid positivity rate reported below 25%
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Amid the spike in Covid cases in many parts of the country, the national capital got some respite as the daily positivity rate was reported below 25 per cent.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
EU lifts travel curbs on people arriving from Israel
Brussels, May 6 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has decided to gradually lift travel restrictions on people entering the bloc from Israel.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Vir Das on pandemic impact: Conversation is about antibodies and not anti-nationals
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Comedian Vir Das on Thursday trained focus on the brighter side of life, to spread some cheer amidst the ongoing pandemic that has affected all.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
7 easy tips to treat dark spots on your body
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) If you are someone prone to pigmentation, then you might know the struggle of getting rid of dark spots. Recurring and stubborn dark spots can take a toll on self-confidence, and get worse with time without proper treatment.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
ITC Hotels Stronger Together
New Delhi, May 6 (IANSlife) In the wake of the second wave, due to the shortfall of the availability of hospital beds, ITC Hotels is now offering quarantine facilities, in collaboration with partner hospitals.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bayern aim to clinch title on 2nd attempt with help from Dortmund
Berlin, May 6 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund can do rivals Bayern Munich a rare favour on Saturday by helping them clinch a ninth straight Bundesliga title before they take to the pitch.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football