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India, China militaries discuss border crisis for nine hours
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Military delegates from India and China deliberated for almost nine hours to resolve the border crisis on Saturday at Moldo on the Chinese side in the Ladakh region.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2nd T20: WI's Holder, Bravo restrict Pakistan to 157/8
Guyana, July 31 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder captured four wickets to restrict Pakistan to 157 for eight wickets in 20 overs in the second T20 International at Providence Stadium here on Saturday. For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam top scored with 51 off 40 balls while Mohammad Rizwan smashed 46 off 36 balls.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
Breakthrough in Assam-Nagaland border dispute: Two states start withdrawing forces
Guwahati/Dimapur, July 31 (IANS) Ami the ongoing Assam-Mizoram major border troubles, in a major development over the Assam-Nagaland border plight, the two northeastern states on Saturday started pulling out of their forces from the two disputed locations.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Maha: First Zika virus case found in Pune; woman patient recovers
Pune (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra health authorities grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the first-ever case of Zika virus has been detected in a woman from Belsar in Pune district, officials said here late on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
All eyes on men's hockey team, PV Sindhu
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Sunday, August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
The Hundred: Jemimah scores only 14 but her team wins
Leeds, July 31 (IANS) Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues, who lit up The Hundred with an unbeaten 92 and 60 in her first two matches for Northern Superchargers Women, had a rare failure when she fell for 14 against Oval Invicibles Women on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar's Fares El-Bakh 'lifts' record, wins gold in 96kg
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Qatar's Fares El-Bakh on Saturday set a new Olympic record by lifting a total of 402kg in a dominant performance that fetched him gold in the men's 96kg weightlifting the Olympic Games.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder
New York, July 31 (IANS) A team of researchers has leveraged two new molecules, one of which is currently in clinical oncology trials, to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side-effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rizwan establishes record for most T20I runs in a calendar year
Providence (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan scored 46 runs off 36 balls against West Indies in the second T20 on Saturday to set a world record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 International cricket.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Cricket
FB's Ray-Ban smart glasses likely to be launched soon
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Tech giant Facebook is likely to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses soon.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurugram councillors demand probe against IL&FS for flouting norms
Gurugram, July 31 (IANS) The councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) demanded legal action against IL&FS (the concessionaire for handling C&D waste) during the house meeting held on Saturday which was chaired by Mayor Madhu Azad.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Need to respect the bowlers bit more in England: Pant
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 31 (IANS) Standing outside the crease while batting and showing more respect to bowlers than one does in other countries will be important in England, said India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IDFC First Bank's Q1FY22 net loss at Rs 630 cr
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) IDFC First Bank on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 630 crore for Q1FY22.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka cabinet expansion soon, says Bommai
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Saturday that a decision on cabinet expansion will be taken very soon.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Second terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter identified
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) The second terrorist killed in encounter in the forest area of Namibian and Marsar, general area of Dachigam forest in Kashmir on Saturday has been identified, officials said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Feels Like Ishq' director Jaydeep Sarkar speaks about his leading ladies
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Whether it is Konkona Sensharma and Tilottoma Shome in one of the acclaimed short films 'Nayantara's Necklace or in the recently released 'Ishq Mastana' featuring budding star Tanya Maniktala, as part of the Netflix anthology 'Feels Like Ishq', filmmaker Jaydeep Sarkar is always trying to work with talents that suit the part and optimise the potential of every actress he collaborates with.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jr National Boxing C'ships: Services emerge champions
Sonipat, July 31 (IANS) Services boxers warded off a strong challenge from Haryana to clinch the title in the Junior Boys National Championships here at the Delhi Public School on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
64% poll promises fulfilled, says Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh home minister and Congress manifesto implementation committee chairman Tamradhwaj Sahu and MP Amar Singh were in Jaipur on Saturday to evaluate the status of promises made in the Rajasthan Congress manifesto, as per the directions given by the Congress high command.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
NIA to probe recovery of war-like stores of explosives in Mizoram
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Amid the land dispute on the Mizoram-Assam border, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the recovery of 3,000 detonators from Champai district in Mizoram by Assam Rifles.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Perform ground breaking ceremony for Mekedatu project: Congress
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday urged the state BJP government to start the work on Mekedatu project by performing the "bhoomi pooja" (ground breaking ceremony) immediately.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress slams govt for taking away powers of states to identify OBCs
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday launched an attack on the Narendra Modi-led government for taking away the powers of states to identify and notify the Other Backward Classes (OBC), saying it is trying to give a "terrific spin" to fool the people.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Disturbing videos show Taliban enforcing Sharia in parts of Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Deobandi groups larger objective is to impose Sharia in Afghanistan by converting it into an emirate and expand its influence all over the country at the cost of minorities and womens rights, Afghan media reports said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Andhra registers 2K more Covid cases, 23 deaths in a day
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday registered 2,058 new Covid cases, raising the state's overall tally beyond 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,180.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi unveils new electric scooter, gaming monitor
London, July 31 (IANS) Xiaomi has expanded its 'AIoT line-up by launching new products, including a scooter, gaming monitor and Wi-Fi Router.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Week-end curbs may come back in K'taka over Covid fears
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Taking serious note of the possible third Covid wave in the state including Silicon Valley in Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is seriously considering to recommend week-end restrictions and curb night life, to the Karnataka government.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Crack emerges in under-construction flyover on Dwarka Expressway
Gurugram, July 31 (IANS) A major crack emerged in a slab between pillar number 120 and 121 of an under-construction flyover on Dwarka Expressway on Saturday, though no one was injured in the incident.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
American investors rethink China after crackdown led to losses of $400 bn
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) American investors are asking whether China Inc is still worth the risk following a widening series of regulatory crackdowns that have wiped some $400 billion off the value of US-listed Chinese companies, Wall Street Journal reported.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Noor Mukaddam murder sparks outrage in Pak over femicides
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Noor Mukaddam, the daughter of a former Pakistan diplomat, was brutally killed when she was at the house of her boyfriend Zahir Jaffer on July 20, who not only tortured Mukaddam, but inhumanely beheaded her at his residence, located in the posh vicinity of Islamabad.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic emerges women's singles tennis champ (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) No.9 seed Belinda Bencic won Switzerland's third Olympic tennis gold with a nail-biting 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 defeat of the unseeded Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two hours and 30 minutes on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
J&K reports 118 new Covid cases, 113 recoveries and no death
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) New cases outnumbered recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday where 118 new cases and 113 recoveries were reported, but no Covid related death during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Anand replaces Vidit as captain of Indian chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the second online chess Olympiad to be held from September 8 to 15, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Cinema halls, malls, bars to reopen in Odisha from Aug 1
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) With the improvement in Covid-19 situation in many districts, the Odisha government on Saturday allowed reopening of malls, cinema halls and bars with adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese Lyu becomes oldest weightlifter at 37 to win Olympic gold
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Chinese veteran Lyu Xiaojun made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest weightlifter to win an Olympic Games gold medal when at 37 he bagged the men's 81kg category along with three new Olympic records.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Long Covid: woman moves SC for Rs 1 cr aid for husband's lungs transplant
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Coronavirus has unleashed its wrath on the lives of a young couple who were married just a year ago. The husband is hospitalized since early May, after contracting Covid-19, and currently, requires Rs 1 crore for lungs replacement procedure. The couple is one of those families who are facing the financial version of long-haul Covid: Exorbitant medical bills, emotional stress and approaching various authorities seeking financial help, have upset their lives.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lalan Singh elected new JD(U) chief, supporters celebrate
Patna, July 31 (IANS) The Janata Dal United JD(U) office in Patna turned into a celebration venue for party members and leaders after Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh was elected the national president of the party on Saturday evening.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Penalty corners and defence hold the key for India, say Fernandes & Carvalho
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) When the Indian team takes on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics on Sunday, they have to be careful of three things -- convert penalty corners, defend strongly and attack incisively.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Ex-Axis manager swindled his own bank of Rs 26.84L: Police
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) Former Manager of Axis Bank, Anil Dubey - who looted the ICICI Bank and killed a woman Deputy Manager on Thursday - has now been charged with allegedly cheating his immediate previous employer of Rs 26.84 lakh (Rs 2.68 mn), police said here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stokes's exit may hurt but England have multiple all-rounder options
Nottingham, July 31 (IANS) Ben Stokes's decision to pull out of the Test series against India due to mental health concerns and fractured finger may hurt England since he is their ace all-rounder.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mann Kaur was role model for all: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the demise of iconic veteran athlete Mann Kaur (105), who passed away at a private hospital near here, where she was undergoing treatment for gall bladder and liver cancer.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Olympics hockey: India women's team makes maiden entry into quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team made a historic entry into the quarterfinals, finishing fourth in Pool A after Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Great Britain in the final league match on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
IMD develops web platform of urban services for Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) To provide integrated Early Warning System, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed a web portal for Urban Meteorological Services for Delhi and national capital region.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NIA searches 15 locations in J&K in 2 cases, arrests LeM terrorist
New Delhi/Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with two cases and arrested one Irfan Ahmed Dar, who provided logistic support and also arranged arms and ammunition for Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) terrorists.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's 33-yr-old 100m Olympic record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) 2016 Rio Olympics champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way for an all-Jamaican sweep of the podium in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Centre has assured to release pending GST dues, says Bommai
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said here that the Union minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman has agreed to release pending GST compensation of Rs 11,400 crore to the state.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra announces Rs 3L compensation for 6 deceased Odisha labourers
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each to six migrant labourers from Odisha, who died in Guntur district recently.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Chandrababu calling for coalition of registered parties'
Vijayawada, July 31 (IANS) Navataram Party (NP) founder Ravu Subrahmanyam on Saturday said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has called upon all the opposition parties to form a united front to take on the incumbent Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP government in the future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Olympics: Elina Svitolina clinches women's singles tennis bronze
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No.6 Elina Svitolina won the Olympic bronze medal in women's singles, rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to defeat Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 and win Ukraine's first-ever Olympic tennis medal on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-FDA chief estimates up to 1 mn Covid cases daily in US: Report
New York, July 31 (IANS) With the Delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 cases across the US, former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, believes the Covid is significantly more widespread in the country, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha vigilance arrests crorepati private secretary to OSSC member
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The anti-corruption wing of Odisha on Saturday arrested Biranchi Narayan Sahoo, the crorepati private secretary (PS) to Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) member, on the charge of disproportionate assets.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala logs 20K Covid cases in a day, 1 lakh in just 5 days
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) In what could be a record of sorts, Kerala on Saturday recorded 20,624 new Covid positive cases in 24 hours taking the total new cases in the past five days to over one lakh.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
UP announces board results; 99.53% pass class 10 exams
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education declared the results of class 10 and 12 for the year 2021, on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Babul Supriyo announces to quit politics
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Former Union minister and BJP Lok Sabha MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo, on Saturday announced that he has decided to quit politics.
2021-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Not concerned with TN BJP chief's fast over Mekedatu: Bommai
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Reacting on Tamil Nadu state BJP state President K. Annamalai's announcement of fasting opposing the implementation of Mekedatu project, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that he is not concerned about it.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NTPC Q1 net profit rises 27.35% to over Rs 3,000 cr
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The country's largest power generator NTPC Ltd. has reported 27.35 per cent increase in its net profit during the first quarter of current fiscal on the back of higher generation and improved demand for power.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Olympics: Sindhu no match for Tai Tzu-Ying, falls in semis (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's hopes of winning a gold medal in badminton and seeing PV Sindhu go one better than her silver won at the 2016 Olympic Games were dashed after the sixth seed lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Confident of getting the better of Great Britain: India hockey coach Reid
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team will aim to get past Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games on Sunday and secure a last-four berth, which has eluded them since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V. Baskaran had won the eighth gold medal for the country.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Retrieve pistol of martyr Udham Singh from Britain: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government would soon take up the issue of retrieving the pistol and diary of freedom fighter and martyr Udham Singh from Britain with the Union Ministry of External Affairs.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics
PCB shows displeasure over BCCI 'interference' in Kashmir Premier League
Lahore, July 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday showed its displeasure over reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) calling multiple ICC Members and forcing them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
45-year-long wait for this Kerala mom finally ends
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) It was a home coming that not many would have witnessed as Sajad Thangal returned on Saturday evening after 45 years and waiting there to greet him was his 92-year-old mother.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
K'taka to get 1 cr doses of Covid vax in August: CM
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that the Central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide 1 crore doses of Covid vaccine to the state for the month of August, in the wake of a possible third wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab to construct memorial for Kalapani martyrs
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced his government would soon construct a memorial as a befitting tribute to the countless unsung heroes who laid down their lives especially in the Cellular Jail of Andaman during the independence movement.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Video gaming to heat up with new launches in S Korea
Seoul, July 31 (IANS) Competition in South Korea's mobile video game market is set to intensify in the coming months with the launches of new titles, analysts have said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
K'taka makes RT-PCR test certificate mandatory for entry from Kerala, Maha
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government on Saturday made an RT-PCR test certificate compulsory for those travelling from Kerala and Maharashtra to the state.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China: Report
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Electric vehicle maker Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, even as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Districts with over 10% Covid positivity rate must restrict gatherings: Centre
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has directed 10 severely Covid-19 affected states on Saturday to ensure that all districts reporting positivity rate above 10 per cent must ensure strict restrictions on public gatherings. According to the ICMR, 80 per cent of the cases were in most of the states were in home isolation.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ava Aashna Chopra shares excitement on debut in India with Punjabi movie 'Soniye Ve'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Singapore-raised model and actress Ava Aashna Chopra is all set for her entry in the Indian entertainment industry with Punjabi movie 'Soniye Ve' in which she is portraying the role of an NRI who visits India to learn 'bhangra'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Telegram expands group video call feature to 1K people
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Encrypted messaging app Telegram has expanded its group video calling feature that now allows up to 1,000 people to join a group video call.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world's fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
How co-working spaces create a community of their own
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) The ongoing flexibility in working systems is paving the way for an increased demand in new trends such as co-working spaces. Co-working spaces were strategically designed to offer collaboration and networking benefits within furnished and equipped workspaces on a rental basis and the market dramatically expanded in recent years.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
MHA in regular talks with Assam, Mizoram govt, tracking situation
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is in regular talks with Assam and Mizoram administrations over the situation amid the continued border row between the two northeast states, the officials said here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympics: Tai Tzu beats Sindhu in straight games in semifinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's gold medal hopes in women's singles badminton went up in smoke after PV Sindhu lost her semifinal to Tai Tzu-Ying in straight games 18-21, 12-21 here on Saturday. Sindhu, who is the Rio Olympics silver-medallist and world champion, will now compete with China's He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
NHSRCL casts first full height pier for Bullet train project
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Saturday said it has cast the first full height pier on the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly known as the Bullet Train project.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
7 Hindi films that broke stereotypes with portrayal of surrogacy
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The recent OTT-released film 'Mimi' is getting a lot of admiration from the audience for the portrayal of the complex subject of surrogacy in a nuanced way.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth assumes command of 21 Strike Corps
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth on Saturday took charge of 21 Strike Corps, also known as Sudarshan Chakra Corps.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Pooja Rani loses quarterfinal bout
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxer Pooja Rani lost her quarterfinal bout in women's middleweight category to second seed and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Li Qian of China by unanimous decision on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Courtney Cox is real-life Monica Geller from 'Friends'
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actress Courtney Cox shares similar traits with her onscreen character Monica Geller from the popular sitcom 'Friends'.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pothole forms as road collapses under IIT flyover due to heavy rain in Delhi
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The incessant rain lashing various parts of the national capital for the last few days resulted in the road under the IIT flyover in Delhi's Hauz Khas area collapsing on Saturday morning and the formation of a pothole.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Top Pak militant killed is Jaish chief's kin & a Pulawama conspirator (Ld)
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, who is related to terror mastermind JeM chief Masood Azhar, was one of the terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between militants and security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles after losing singles to Carreno Busta (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Hours after losing a tough men's singles bronze-medal match to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze-medal match at the Olympics due to a left shoulder injury.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Troika Plus to discuss Afghan crisis
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Amid escalating bloodbath in neighbouring Afghanistan -- Pakistan, China, Russia and the US will be meeting in Doha on August 11, to discuss the security situation there and ponder on ways to prohibit the Himalayan South Asian nation from plunging into yet another civil war.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi stresses on need to keep police ready amid technological disruptions
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday exhorted new police rookies, saying: "I am confident the young IPS probationers will work beyond the police stations and HQ. They will work among the people and do their best to address their problems."
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amaal Mallik thrilled to compose music for Prabhas' film 'Radhe Shyam'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Talented singer-composer Amaal Mallik will be composing the music for Telugu star Prabhas' upcoming film 'Radhe Shyam'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Johnny Lever is smiling because comedy is now serious business
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) In recent times, one of the renowned Marathi comedian-actor-mimicry artists Madhav Moghe passed away and Bollywood veteran Johnny Lever paid tribute to him. Looking back at this whole transformation of how the presence of comedians used to be quite elementary back in the day in cinema to now, as youngsters are making it a full-time profession and counted as 'artists' by society, Johnny tries to analyse the change.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kriti says sudden weight loss-gain 'not a healthy thing to do'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Kriti Sanon walked the extra mile to nail her look in the film 'Mimi'. The actress had to put on some extra kilos to play a pregnant woman and gained weight in "two and a half months".
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jacqueline Fernandez explains why action film 'Vikrant Rona' is 'super special'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says the upcoming film 'Vikrant Rona' will be super special and memorable for her. The actress has come on board Kannada star Kichcha Sudeepa's multilingual film.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India, UK to conduct clinical trials on 'Ashwagandha' for Covid recovery
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Ayush ministry's All India Institute of Ayurveda in collaboration with the United Kingdom's London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will conduct a study on 'Ashwagandha' for promoting recovery from Covid-19 in a boost to the traditional Indian medicine system.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Prioritize vaccination of homeless: Centre to states & UTs
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Center has directed all the states and union territories to vaccinate homeless people and beggars who may not have resources for vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses singles bronze-medal match
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost the bronze-medal match in men's singles at the Olympics, bowing out to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-7 (8-6), 6-3 at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghanistan sees bloodiest day as forces repel Taliban attacks
New Delhi/Kabul, July 31 (IANS) Amid the ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the country witnessed the bloodiest day in a month as security forces repelled mass Taliban attacks on the capital cities of Herat, Helmand, Takhar, and Kandahar provinces, according to media reports.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Vijayan, CPI-M have to respond to Custom chief's statements: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan on Saturday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his party CPI-M to respond to the statements made by Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar in the infamous gold smuggling case.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Brother murders brother over Rs 500
Bhabua (Bihar), July 31 (IANS) A young man in Bihar's Kaimur district has been accused of beating his younger sibling to death for alleged loss of Rs 500 from his kitty.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Full functional autonomy for PSU general insurers not privatisation: Unions
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Demanding functional autonomy and opposing privatisation, the major unions in the government owned general insurers are not buying Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's views about the reasons for the government amending the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Assam CM ready to join probe on Mizoram border clash
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 31 (IANS) In response to the Mizoram police's FIR against him in connection to the inter-state border skirmish, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that he is ready to join any probe on the issue.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
China's Yunnan reports 9 imported Covid cases
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's Yunnan province has reported nine imported coronavirus cases with no new infection in the community, the local health commission said Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Compliance not eased for GST taxpayers with over Rs 5 cr turnover, reconciliation statement remains
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Taxpayers looking at ease of compliance requirement for filing annual GST returns for 2020-21 are in for a rude shock as the government has not completely done away with the process of including the reconciliation statement along with the returns.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre gives Rs 1,828 cr to states for fight against Covid-19
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has provided Rs 1,828 crore so far to states and union territories under the emergency Covid response package to combat the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Australia's Kaylee invites teammate Emily on top podium, fans love it
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) A picture of two top Australian women swimmers hugging after they won the gold and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games has gone viral with thousands of fans on social media saying it was one of the most beautiful moments of the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ugandan Prez directs military to oversee Covid screening at airport
Windhoek, July 31 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has directed the military to take over Covid-19 screening at the country's Entebbe International Airport.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Namibia,Politics
11-time MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh cremated with full state honours (Ld)
Solapur, (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) India's second-longest serving legislator and Peasants & Workers Party (PWP) senior leader Ganpatrao Annasaheb Deshmukh, who passed away on Friday, was cremated with full state honours in Sangola here on Saturday afternoon, official sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chicago issues indoor mask mandate for people over 2 yrs
Chicago, July 31 (IANS) Authorities in the US city of Chicago have issued a new mask mandate that required everyone over the age of two to wear masks when indoors.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hopes of healthy Q1 results to push equities higher (Market Outlook)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The upcoming monetary policy review coupled with the ongoing financial results season will influence the trajectory of key equity indices in the week ahead.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Early Covid symptoms differ among age groups: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) The symptoms for early Covid-19 infection may differ among age groups and between men and women, new research published in The Lancet Digital Health, suggests.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Tunisia to reduce curfew hours from Aug
Tunis, July 31 (IANS) The Tunisian government has announced that the curfew in the country will be shortened by three hours from August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
IS attack on funeral kills 13
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 45 others injured in an attack by carried out by the Islamic State (IS) terror group on a funeral and a nearby checkpoint in Iraq's Salahudin province, a police source said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Top Pak militant killed is Jaish chief's kin & a Pulawama conspirator
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad and a relative of JeM chief Masood Azhar was one of the terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between militants and security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chile immunises 80% of target population against Covid
Santiago, July 31 (IANS) Chile has fully vaccinated 80 per cent of the target population against Covid-19, Health Minister Enrique Paris announced.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
UN relief chief visits displaced persons in Tigray
United Nations, July 31 (IANS) Martin Griffiths, the new UN emergency relief coordinator, visited a site for internally displaced people in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, a spokesperson said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nina Christen wins gold as Anjum & Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nina Christen of Switzerland won her maiden Olympic Games gold with a victory in women's 50m rifle 3 positions here on Saturday. Taking a 10m air rifle bronze a week ago, the 27-year-old set an Olympic record of 463.9 points for the gold, improving the previous mark held by German Barbara Engleder by 5.3 points.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Musk calls Apple App Store fees 'de facto global tax'
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Taking Epic Games' side, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that Apple holds a 'de facto global tax on the Internet'.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra will emerge as tourism hub, says Deputy Speaker
Amaravati/New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Kona Raghupati on Saturday said the state will become a tourism hub in the future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Iraq warns of possible new wave of pandemic
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health warned of the seriousness of the current Covid-19 situation that may trigger a fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
China using machine guns, rocket launcher to train troops in Tibet
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China is using heavy machine guns, a rocket launcher and mortar bombs to train troops in the Tibet region.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
AWS leading Cloud service provider in Q2 amid 'green' Cloud call
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the leading cloud service provider in the second quarter accounting for 31 per cent of total spend after growing 37 per cent on an annual basis, a new report has showed, as top Cloud vendors aim to cut carbon footprint for a green future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Trump's tax returns must be acquired by Congress: Justice Dept
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency within the Department of the Treasury, "must" turn over former President Donald Trump's income tax returns to Congress.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
What A Shot! Farah Khan on what's it like directing M.S. Dhoni
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan recently directed Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a commercial.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu meets family members of Devineni Uma
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met the family members of Devineni Uma Maheshwara Rao to extend solidarity and console them.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Israel says to ease restrictions on Gaza
Ramallah, July 31 (IANS) Israel announced it will ease some restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip, including an expansion of the allowed fishing zone.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. The reason behind his abrupt departure from international cricket was not known.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Friendship Day: A weekend getaway with your bestie
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) After having spent most part of the last 18 months at home, travel bucket lists have only become longer with the number of must-visit places constantly adding up every month.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Indian abstractionist Mehlli Gobhai's art goes on view
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Throwing light on the life and nearly 70-year-long career of Mehlli Gobhai (1931-2018), one of India's greatest abstractionist painters, a new exhibition titled 'Mehlli Gobhai: Epiphanies', co-curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Nancy Adajania has opened in the Mumbai-based gallery Chemould Prescott Road. It is open to view till August 23.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Ex-K'taka CM Kumaraswamy to meet PM Modi on Mekedatu project
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Janata Dal (Secular) State President and former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand speedy implementation of the Mekedatu project.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
EU Q2 GDP rebounds, unemployment drops
Brussels, July 31 (IANS) Gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone rebounded 2 per cent in the second quarter (Q2) of this year compared to the previous one on the back of two consecutive quarterly declines, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU) said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Vice Admiral Ghormade takes charge as Navy vice chief
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade assumed charge of the vice chief of Naval Staff on Saturday. He has succeeded Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar who retires after more than 39 years of illustrious service.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lockdown relaxation accelerated June auto sales growth: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Relaxation of localised lockdowns in most parts of the country led to the sequential as well as year-on-year increase in domestic auto sales volumes in June 2021, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
15-day live Kathak festival to mark 75th Independence Day
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Renowned Delhi-based cultural organisation Kathak Kendra has announced that it will partake in the national celebrations of the 75 years of independent India, under the Government of India's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', with a unique Kathak tribute.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
New book narrates inspiring story of drug de-addiction through yoga
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Is the power of yoga, meditation and conscious shift towards spirituality enough to pull someone back from the deepest pits of drug addiction and alcoholism? The powerful and intense real-life story of Anjali Talcherkar, told vividly in her new book "Yoga of Rehab: The Twelve Sutras for Transcending Addiction" is a testimony to the life-changing potential of the yogic way of life.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Friendship Day Gifting 2021
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) It's Friendship's Day and just like the last year, we've all been socially isolating ourselves from our pals for a while now. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned reunion with some goodies on the side.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Lebanon's 1st mobile clinic for free Covid testing launched in Beirut
Beirut, July 31 (IANS) Lebanon's first mobile clinic offering free Covid-19 testing and other basic medical services was launched in capital Beirut jointly by its municipality and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Kerala 'rape' victim moves SC seeking permission to marry tormentor
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A victim of rape has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to marry her 'tormentor', a 53-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and was dismissed from priesthood by the Vatican.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 killed in Yemen landmine blast
Sanaa, July 31 (IANS) At least three people were killed in a landmine explosion in Yemen's southern province of Lahj, a government official said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism
Indian chillies spice up China's kitchens with bowl of rice
New Delhi, July 31: It is not just rice that India is supplying to the kitchens in China. Along with rice, the demand for chillies has increased too. China, one of the primary chilly producers of the world, has now started importing the key ingredient required for its cooking from India.
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
A runaway success: An Ethiopian who won 1st athletics gold at Tokyo 2020
New Delhi, July 31: "All my life, I've been running. Where I come from, a rural farm in southern Ethiopia, that's just the way of life. Need to get water for your family? You run. Buy some things at the local market? Run. Get to school, no matter how far away it is? Grab your books and run."
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Neeraj Kabi: OTT will only rise and become better
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Actor Neeraj Kabi strongly believes that OTT has a very bright future ahead.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple leads tablet app processors market with 59% revenue share
New Delhi July 31 (IANS) Apple maintained its tablet AP (app processor) market leadership with a 59 per cent revenue share in Q1 ? the company's highest share in the past nine years -- followed by Intel with 14 percent and Qualcomm with 10 percent, according to a report.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Business against tough Covid curbs in Karachi
New Delhi/Karachi, July 31 (IANS) Officials of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said it was impossible to pay salaries to workers if the government decides to close down industries and businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
KJo says Kareena, Ranbir can get Over-The-Top quotient right
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is all set to host 'Bigg Boss OTT', says actors Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan can raise the Over-The-Top quotient if they enter the reality show.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vice President makes case for using native languages in judiciary
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for the need to make the judiciary accessible for native language speakers. Referring to the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana's recent initiative allowing a woman to speak in Telugu in court, the Vice President said the incident underlined the need for judiciary to allow people to express their problems in their mother tongues, and also deliver judgments in the regional languages.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Top Pak Jaish commander among 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander belonging to proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed was among the two terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between terrorists and security forces at Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pankaj Tripathi on being called uncrowned 'king' of OTT
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The growing popularity of the OTT space has helped in bringing talented actors to the forefront and one such name is Pankaj Tripathi, who has amassed a big fan following with his portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya from 'Mirzapur' and Guruji from 'Sacred Games'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Medical personnel invited on sets of comedy show
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) A new non-fiction comedy show on television has taken the initiative to make our frontline workers, especially medical personnel, laugh at a time when they are working very hard amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
K'taka cabinet expansion: Uneasy calm prevails among BJP leaders
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Uneasy calm prevails in the BJP Karnataka state unit leaders camp as they have got the news that the party is keen on replacing the elderly leaders with new faces, sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israel bans travel to 4 more countries
Tel Aviv, July 31 (IANS) Israel has decided to ban its citizens from travelling to the UK, Georgia, Cyprus and Turkey over concerns of the high level of Covid-19 morbidity reported in the four countries, the Ministries of Health and Transport said in a joint statement.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out (ld with correction in scores)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Istanbul bans forest entrances amid fire danger
Istanbul, July 31 (IANS) Turkey's largest city Istanbul has banned entrances to its forest areas because of the increasing fire danger.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Tokyo Olympics: Anjum and Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian rifle shooting duo of Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant continued a sorry show for the Indian shooters at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, failing to make it to the finals of the women's 50m rifle 3-positions event at the Asaka Shooting Range.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Torrent Power acquires 50 MW solar power plant from Lightsource bp and UKCI
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Torrent Power Limited has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Lightsource India Limited and Lightsource Renewable Energy (India) Limited for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and all securities of LREHL Renewables India SPV 1 Private Limited (SPV).
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, China militaries hold talks to resolve border dispute
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The twelfth round of top commanders-level talks between India and China are underway at Moldo on the Chinese side in the Ladakh region on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Twitter introduces algorithmic bias bounty challenge
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has detailed a new bounty competition that offers prizes of up to $3,500 for showing biases in its automatic image crops.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Atul Kulkarni: Filmmaking is about collaboration
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and good collaborations result in great projects, says National Award-winning actor Atul Kulkarni.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IL&FS plans to sell stake in Shendra Green Energy
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) IL&FS has sought request for proposals to sell the stake of IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd (IEDCL) in Shendra Green Energy Ltd (SGEL).
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kenya's rhino population rises 11% amid zero poaching in 2020
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) An international wildlife organisation said that there was an 11 per cent increase in rhino numbers in Kenya from 1,441 in 2019 to 1,605 in 2020 amid no poaching last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Rates, results to dictate rupee's direction; strengthening expected (Currency Forecast)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Expected status-quo in monetary policy as well as robust equity markets are expected to strengthen the rupee during the upcoming week.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JLo sets off the siren with neon bikini
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez raised the bar once again with her latest photos in a neon yellow bikini chilling on a yacht. The 52-year-old pop star shared her sun-kissed pictures on Instagram sending the mercury a few notches higher on the Internet.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kartik looks forward to bring alive romantic thriller 'Freddy'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan is all set to star in the upcoming movie 'Freddy' directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The actor says he is looking forward to bringing the romantic thriller to life.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IED detected, defused on Jammu-Poonch highway
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted on Saturday when the security forces detected and successfully defused an improvised explosive device (IED) on Jammu-Poonch highway in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Charges forwarded against key suspect in attack on ex-Maldivian Prez
Male, July 31 (IANS) The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has forwarded charges against one of the key suspects in the May 6 terrorist attack targeting former President Mohamed Nasheed to the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), state media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: India women beat South Africa, keep QF hopes alive
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Forward Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick as the Indian women's hockey team struggled to put it across South Africa 4-3 in their final Group A match in the Tokyo Olympics women's hockey competition, keeping alive their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Rohit Shetty ready to defy gravity all over again
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) He has redefined high-octane action entertainers with his death-defying stunts, power-packed performances and sprinkle of laughter with witty lines. Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has given a new meaning to action cinema agrees that the genre in Hindi cinema has immensely evolved.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Penn Badgley doesn't find social media fulfilling
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) 'Gossip Girl' and 'You' star Penn Badgley joined social media to use his profile to do good in the world but, despite his "pure intention," he became "overwhelmed" by the ideas of online popularity.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Himachal landslides: 2 BRO officers lose lives in rescue ops
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officers lost their lives during rescue and relief operations in Himachal Pradesh, which is witnessing flash floods and landslides due to heavy rainfall.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Dwayne Johnson got 'ghosted' by Emily Blunt
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwyane Johnson was keen to have actress Emily Blunt in the movie upcoming movie 'Jungle Cruise' but, when he sent her a video asking if she would like to join the cast, she "ghosted" him and left him without a reply.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan's Azam Khan ruled out of two T20Is against West Indies
Georgetown (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Azam Khan has been ruled out of the second and third T20Is against West Indies after sustaining a head injury in a training session.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not lie about their age, including using the artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Music streaming apps have India rocking to new tunes
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The rapid speed at which international music streaming apps are burgeoning in India, it's becoming one of the leading music consumers in the world.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kenyan tightens containment measures amid resurgence
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Kenya has tightened Covid-19 containment measures, including a ban on public gatherings, amid a new spike of Covid-19 cases in different parts of the country, according to a top health official.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
SpiceJet to launch 16 new flights from August
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch 16 new flights from August.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Static fortnight: No change in fuel prices
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) have continued with the pause on fuel price revision for the 14th consecutive day on Saturday, the longest period in weeks, as a wait-and-watch process continues amid rising global crude prices.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijayan fumes as Covid rages in Kerala, asks experts for answers
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) With close to a lakh new Covid cases in the past five days and no sight of any slowing down in the test positivity rate (TPR), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan lost his cool at a review meeting of Covid-19 experts and asked them to rework strategies, as the people partly locked up in homes for the past 83 days have started grumbling.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia blames 'software failure' for misfired engines that shook ISS
Washington/Moscow, July 31 (IANS) Russian space agency Roscosmos has blamed a short-term software failure which led to erroneous engine firings by its Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, docked with the International Space Station (ISS), shifting the ISS off its normal position.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bulgarian Prez asks ITN party to form new govt
Sofia, July 31 (IANS) Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has afternoon asked There Is Such a People (ITN) party, the largest political force with 65 seats in the newly elected 240-member Parliament, to form a new government.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
Karthick Naren opens up about his 'Navarasa' casting
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Karthick Naren, who is directing a part of upcoming Tamil anthology "Navarasa", says that assembling the team for his project was a very organic process.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
70% Belgian adults fully vaccinated against Covid
Brussels, July 31 (IANS) Seventy per cent of adults in Belgium, roughly 6.5 million people, have now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Sciensano institute for public health said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Maoists attack Bihar railway station, take official hostage
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A group of armed Maoists attacked a Bihar railway station on the Patna-Kolkata route on Saturday morning and held the station master captive for around half-an-hour. The insurgents also threatened to explode the station building.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Thailand's reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's plan to reopen the country in mid October is going ahead despite a surge in Covid-19 infections, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
K'taka sex CD case: Investigating officer returns to work
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the sex CD scandal involving former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, is likely to submit a final report soon to the High Court.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Two Pak intruders shot dead by BSF in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said its troopers shot dead two intruders from Pakistan in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Microsoft faces subpoena in Google's antitrust case in US
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Microsoft, which cooperated with the US prosecutors in building a 2020 antitrust case against Google, is now facing a subpoena to produce millions more documents at the request of Googles defense team, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
US squashes Bezos' protest against NASA-SpaceX $2.9 bn contract
Sam Francisco, July 31 (IANS) The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has squashed Jeff Bezos-run Blue Origin's challenge to space agency NASA for picking Elon Musk-owned SpaceX for its prestigious $2.9 billion Moon lander programme.
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
9 markets closed in Chennai till Aug 9 to check Covid spread
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has ordered closure of nine markets and commercial establishments where large number of people gather, till August 9, 2021, starting from Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Myanmar further extends restrictions on travellers
Nay Pyi Taw, July 31 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry has further extended the entry restrictions for all travellers to the end of August amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Simone Biles pulls out of vault and uneven bars finals at Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles has opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics to be held on Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old is still not ready to compete as she is dealing with 'the twisties', as per her Instagram stories on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
S.African Parliament seeks to establish inquiry into unrest
Johannesburg, July 31 (IANS) The South African Parliament said that a joint meeting by its committees has resolved to refer a request to establish an inquiry into the recent unrest which was triggered earlier this month in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's imprisonment.
2021-07-31
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series in September
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for a men's limited-overs series in September, with the teams set to clash in three ODIs and as many T20Is.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UK unveils financial aid to boost cycling, walking
London, July 31 (IANS) The UK government has unveiled a 338 million pound ($472 million) package in an effort to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
K'taka CM to hold high-level meet today over Covid
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) In view of the alarming situation in the state in the backdrop of a spurt in the number of Covid cases in the neighbouring districts of Kerala, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called a high-level meeting on Saturday evening.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Musk refutes claim that he tried to replace Cook as Apple CEO
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Elon Musk has refuted a story based on an upcoming book about Tesla that he tried to replace Tim Cook as Apple CEO.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha CM writes to Mandaviya on short supply of fertilizers
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote to Union chemicals and fertilizers minister Mansukh Mandaviya over short supply of fertilisers to the State.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Olympics: Nigerian sprinter suspended for doping before women's 100m semifinal
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been banned from the women's 100m semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics after an out-of-competition doping test returned a positive result.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Britain wins mixed 4x100m medley relay at Olympics, breaks world record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Britain won their second swimming team gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games in a world record time here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
11-time Maha MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh dies at 95
Solapur, (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) India's second-longest-serving legislator and Peasants & Workers Party (PWP) senior leader Ganpatrao Deshmukh passed away following a brief illness at a private hospital here late on Friday, family sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Covid continues to weigh on Thailand's economic growth
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's central bank said the country's economy in June continued to be impacted by the latest Covid-19 outbreak, deemed the most deadliest since the onset of the pandemic early last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in the Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India records over 41K Covid cases & 593 deaths in a day
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India recorded 41,649 fresh Covid-19 cases with 593 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Aus reaches vax targets for roadmap out of pandemic
Canberra, July 31 (IANS) Australian leaders have reached an agreement on vaccination targets required for the country's roadmap out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Olympics: Atanu Das crashes out as archery campaign ends on disappointing note
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Atanu Das failed to keep his nerve when it mattered most after making a good comeback against Japan's Takaharu Furukawa, losing the Men's Individual Round-of-16 Elimination duel 6-4 at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Kamalpreet comes up with scintillating throw, qualifies for discus final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Patiala-born 25-year-old Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur came up with a scintillating performance to secure her place in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games even as the more experienced and Asian Games gold medallist Seema Punia bowed out with a 16th-place finish in the qualifying stages on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Kuwait prepares to receive vaccinated expats
Kuwait City, July 31 (IANS) Kuwait's Ministry of Health announced that the country is preparing to receive expatriates who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 from August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Iraq national museum to reopen after recovery of looted artefacts
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has ordered the reopening of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, after some 17,000 looted artefacts were recovered from the US.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Mexico's economy rebounds 19.7% in Q2
Mexico City, July 31 (IANS) Mexico's economy rebounded 19.7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by good performance across all sectors, according to preliminary figures released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy,Politics
Guterres slams Taliban attack on UN compound in Afghanistan
United Nations, July 31 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned a Taliban attack on a UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan, which resulted in the killing of an Afghan security guard.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Colorado hit by record-breaking heatwaves, mudslides
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Colorado's unpredictable 2021 summer weather showcased an extraordinary week, where record high temperatures were registered in the US state, while monsoon-like weather in the mountains triggered record numbers of mudslides.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,International
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.2 mn
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.20 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New CDC study rings alarm bells: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as unvaccinated
New York, July 31 (IANS) US health officials Friday released details of an alarming new study which could totally muddle current thinking on how the coronavirus spreads in society.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
'War has changed': 5 highlights from leaked CDC docs on Delta variant
New York, July 31 (IANS) Leaked documents from Americas premier public health fighting force show it is getting ready to go from what US president Joe Biden described as the countrys "summer of freedom" to "war has changed" on the Covid-19 delta variant in a short span of barely a month.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Caeleb Dressel shatters world record to win men's 100m butterfly
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States rewrote his own world record to win the men's 100m butterfly gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Canada faces start of Delta-driven 4th wave of Covid-19: Top doctor
Ottawa, July 31 (IANS) Canada is at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of Covid-19, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Only 0.02 per cent tested Covid+ within Olympic community: Bach
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The 2020 Olympic Games are the most restricted sporting event ever in the world, as the Olympic village probably is the most tested community in the world, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has claimed.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Africa 'not on track' to 10% Covid-19 vaccination target by year end: WHO
Geneva, July 31 (IANS) Only 1.5 per cent of the whole population of Africa has been vaccinated against Covid-19, and the continent might not even reach 10 per cent coverage by December 2021, although the World Health Organization (WHO) wanted to cross that threshold by September of this year, WHO officials warned on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated: Study
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Delta variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijayawada railway staffer contributes in grooming Mirabai Chanu
Vijayawada, July 31 (IANS) A railway employee, K.V. Koteswara Rao, from the South Central Railway (SCR) zones Vijayawada division contributed his bit as a masseur, dietician and personal cook in grooming Mirabai Chanu, Indias weight lifting silver medallist in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Central Chinese cities close tourist sites after Covid-19 resurgence
Changsha, July 31 (IANS) Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in central China's Hunan Province said it would close its major tourist sites starting Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden nominates Indian-American to be first Muslim envoy for religious freedom
New York, July 31 (IANS) President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American, Rashad Hussain, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and if approved by the Senate he will be the first Muslim to head US diplomacy for advancing religious liberties.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Assam Police summons Mizoram MP, 6 officials, Zoramthanga for amicable solution
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 31 (IANS) The Assam Police has issued summons to Mizoram's Rajya Sabha member and six state officials, including a Deputy Commissioner and a Superintendent of Police, for their alleged role in Monday's border violence, which left six of its personnel dead and over 100 people from both states injured, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Profit bookings, global cues subdue equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Profit bookings as well as global concerns over the fast-paced spread of the Delta+ variant of Covid-19 subdued India's key equity indices on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN to augment cyber crime wing with high tech equipment, personnel
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to augment the state police's cyber wing's capability by providing them more modern gadgets and recruiting highly-trained professionals.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
80 kg blue sapphire unearthed from Sri Lanka's gem mine
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) A blue sapphire weighing approximately 80 kilograms was discovered in a gem mine in Rakwana, Ratnapura in Sri Lanka on Friday, local media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Lalan Singh likely to be next JD-U President
Patna, July 31 (IANS) Senior Janata Dal-United MP Rajiv Singh 'Lalan' Singh is expected to be made the new national President of the party, a source said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Odisha approves industrial projects worth Rs 2,083 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday approved seven industrial projects worth Rs 2083.88 crore, which will generate employment opportunities for over 2,144 people in the state, officials said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka orders more curbs as Covid cases spike
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) With a spurt in new Covid cases, especially in districts bordering Kerala, Karnataka imposed additional measures to contain the virus spread, a top official said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Man sentenced to death in Bihar for rape & murder of minor
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A district court in Rohtas in Bihar has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a minor girl.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Assembly passes resolution against three farms laws
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution seeking the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka logs 1,890 new Covid cases
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Reversing the declining trend, 1,890 new Covid cases were registered across Karnataka in a day, while recoveries were lower at 1,631, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Air pollution in Delhi-NCR show decreasing trend over last 4 years
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) An early estimate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), has shown a decreasing trend in PM2.5 concentration over Delhi-NCR over the last four years.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
NIA files supplementary charge sheet in Hizul narco terror case
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Manpreet Singh aka Mann, a narco trafficker in the Hizbul Mujahideen narco terror case.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
16 girls rescued from red light area in Bihar's Sitamarhi
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A total of 16 girls, including some minors, were rescued from a red light area in Bihar's Sitamarhi district in a joint effort by the state police and a Delhi-based NGO on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reservation for OBC, EWS in medical seats to help in UP polls: BJP
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) BJP leaders have claimed that the Union government's decision to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in medical education seats will help the party in the Assembly polls in five states scheduled next year, especially in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The Hundred: Shafali scores 22 but Smriti's team prevails
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) Indian opener Shafali Verma scored 22 off 20 deliveries but her side Birmingham Phoenix Women lost to Southern Brave women by eight wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
DMK campaign to showcase OBC quota in medical courses 'victory'
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK is chalking out a campaign across the state to highlight the efforts it undertook to get the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Communities (OBC) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hero MotoCorp starts retail sales in Mexico
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp said on Friday that it has commenced retail sales in Mexico.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&k sees 137 new Covid cases, 109 recoveries, 1 death
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) For the third consecutive day on Friday, new Covid cases outnumbered recoveries in J&K where 137 new cases, 109 recoveries, and one death were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
3 SL cricketers banned for a year for violating Covid protocols in England (Ld)
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday slapped one year ban from international cricket on three national cricketers -- Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella -- who were found guilty of violating the Covid-19 safety guidelines during the team's tour to England last month.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka HC suo moto takes up case of horrific killing of monkeys
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Taking suo moto cognisance of media reports about several monkeys found dead or poisoned in gunny bags on the side of the road in the state's Haasan district, the Karnataka High Court on Friday initiated PIL proceedings in the matter.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
VP seeks expediting development of Covid vaccine for children
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged the scientific fraternity to focus on expediting the development of Covid vaccine for children and for according priority to protection of children from the virus.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sikhs for Justice issues threat to Himachal CM
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) US-based banned Pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice has issued a threat to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, saying the latter won't be allowed to hoist the national flag in the hill state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid patient jumps off from Telangana hospital building
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) A man infected by Covid-19 killed himself by jumping of a government-run hospital building in Telangana on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Raided former Awami League woman leader sent to three days custody
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Friday sent former Awami league member Helena Jahangir to three days police custody after her arrest following a raid at her house by the elite Rapid Action Battalion overnight.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hina Khan learnt to ride bike for her role in 'Lines'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan, whose film "Lines" recently released on an OTT platform, had to shoot scenes involving bike rides for which she learnt how to ride a bike in order to ace the part.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Armaan Malik's new Tamil song 'Eppa Paarthaalum' is out
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Armaan Malik is quite excited about his new Tamil song 'Eppa Paarthaalum', which is a collaboration with music composer Hiphop Tamizha that released on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sri Lanka bans three cricketers for breaching Covid protocols
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketers Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella have been suspended from international cricket for one year and domestic cricket for six months besides being fined 1 crore Sri Lankan rupees for breaching Covid-19 safety guidelines, instructions & regulations of the team management during the tour of England.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
NTPC to use drones to detect encroachments, solar panel damage etc.
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Power generation major NTPC Ltd has decided to use Garuda Aerospace's drones, among other things, to detect encroachments in its hydro power project areas, check on landslides, and identify leakages from reservoir/dam and wet spots, a top official of the drone company said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Punjab hockey players to get Rs 2.25 cr each on winning Oly gold
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Sodhi announced on Friday that hockey players from the state representing India at the Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 2.25 crore each if the team wins the gold medal.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey,Politics
India's April-June fiscal deficit reaches 18.2% of FY22 target
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India's April-June budgetary fiscal deficit reached 18.2 per cent of the FY22 target, official data showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor to pass through Gurugram
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) The proposed Delhi-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will pass through Gurugram, for which a detail project report (DPR) is being prepared.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Test series vs India: Stokes withdraws to attend to mental health
London, July 30 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the Test squad for the forthcoming series against India due to concerns over his mental health and injured finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Central Delhi receives 'heavy' rainfall for 3rd straight day
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Large parts of the national capital continued to receive 'good' rainfall with central Delhi receiving 'heavy' rainfall for the third day in a row on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
T'gana minister lays foundation stone for Gokaldas apparel factory
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Gokaldas Images, which is one of India's first readymade garment exporters, will set up a 500-machine stitching unit at the Sircilla Apparel Park in Telangana.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AIFI raises concern over high steel prices with PM
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The disruption caused by coronavirus has impacted India's automotive industry, as well as the automotive component and forging sector. While the industry has been reviving from the second wave of the pandemic, the rapid increase in steel prices has hammered the forging sector.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Olympics roundup: Lovlina assures medal, Sindhu light up gloomy day
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Lovlina Borgohain on Friday assured India a medal from the Olympic Games boxing ring when she stormed into the semi-finals of the welterweight (69 kg) while PV Sindhu remained on course for a medal in badminton by authoritatively marching into the last-four stage by putting it across a tough Japanese opponent.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
India's 8 core industries' June production up 8.9% (Ld)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Low base effect, along with easing of Covid 2.0 restrictions, boosted the output of India's eight major industries in June on a year-on-year basis.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NFAI gets rare 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema
Pune, July 30 (IANS) In a major acquisition, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has acquired over 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema to add to its existing collection, it was announced on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Three children die in road mishap in Bihar
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Three children, including an infant, died while three others were injured after a speeding truck rammed into a hutment in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Friday afternoon.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Not just road accident': SC seeks report on Jharkhand judge death
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of the alleged mowing down of Dhanbad Additional District Judge Uttam Anand by an auto-rickshaw and sought a status report of investigation from the Jharkhand government through the Chief Secretary and the DGP within a week.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra Pradesh records 2K more Covid cases, 22 deaths
Amaravati, July 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday logged 2,068 new Covid cases, taking the state's overall tally over 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,198.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Bhasin first confirmed 'Bigg Boss OTT' contestant
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin has been named as the first confirmed contestant of the new season of the controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss OTT'.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Asian countries need to work together on air pollution: Experts
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) If the problems of the South Asian region, especially the wide-ranging air pollution issue, are similar and shared, so can the solutions be, said experts from different countries of the region, as they exhorted the governments and the people to work in tandem.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tata Steel deploys EVs for transportation of steel
Jamshedpur, July 30 (IANS) As part of its sustainability initiative, Tata Steel has tied up with an Indian startup to pursue the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for the transportation of its steel.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Maken hints at dropping few ministers from Gehlot cabinet
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) A few members of Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot ministry may be dropped before the much-awaited cabinet expansion in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
MPs demand JPC to probe Tomar's assertion on farmer deaths
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday led an eight-party delegation demanding Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar's assertion in the Parliament that the Union government did not have any record on farmer deaths during the ongoing farmers' agitation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN CM's relief fund disburses Rs 305 cr for Covid relief
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief (CMPRF) received an amount of Rs 500 crore and an amount of Rs 305 crore was disbursed for Covid-19 relief operations till July 28, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
HC asks Nagaland to modify Covid SOPs for schools, not to stop salaries
Kohima, July 30 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the Nagaland government to modify its SOPs to allow teaching and non-teaching staff the option of compulsorily getting tested for Covid every 15 days, if choosing not to go for vaccination, in view of the reopening of schools and colleges in the state, a court official said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three Indian players stay back in SL after testing Covid+
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Three members of the Indian limited-overs team, who have tested positive for Covid-19, have stayed back in Sri Lanka and will not be able to depart until they return negative tests.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid watch: Spanish basketball star Gasol in semi-isolation
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) The Spanish Basketball Federation has confirmed that members of the men's team currently competing at the Tokyo Olympics, Marc Gasol, Usman Garuba and Alberto Abalde are currently in semi-isolation after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Essar Oil UK announces appointment of advisory council
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Essar Oil (UK) Limited has announced the formation and appointment of the company's first Advisory Council.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mysuru's Chamarajendra zoo turns breeding centre for giraffes
Mysuru, July 30 (IANS) Mysuru's Chamarajendra zoo has turned a breeding centre for giraffes in the country, with as many as 22 calves have been born here.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Treated sewage water is 'purified water', liable to 18% GST: AAR
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a unique interpretation of the laid down regulations, the Maharashtra bench of the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has termed treated sewage water as purified form of water, the supply of which is liable to 18 per cent GST.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt invites investors to develop oil, gas fields under DSF-III
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday invited private and foreign investors to participate in the growth of world's fastest-growing energy markets promising an attractive and rule based regulatory regime.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves fall by over $1.58 bn
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.581 billion, during the week ended July 23.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fingers Crossed for Sindhu, Panghal & Atanu on July 31
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Saturday, July 31.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Fourth Covid wave spiralling out of control in Pakistan
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) The fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down in Pakistan, as the country's active caseload shot past the 60,000-mark on Friday morning.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New Karnataka CM Bommai meets PM, Nadda
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who assured the Centre's full support for the development of the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI searches 4 locations of railway official in corruption case
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out searches at four premises of RDSO Director, Telecom, Navneet Kumar Varma, posted at Lucknow, and his wife Gunja Verma, who face a case for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets, an official said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP MLAs oppose empowering L-G as boss of Delhi
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators on Friday expressed strong reservation against empowering the office of the Delhi Lieutenant Governor as the boss of Delhi and giving him extraordinary powers through an amendment in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals buy majority stake in CPL's Barbados franchise
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have followed the footsteps of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and bought a majority stake in a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, Barbados Tridents. The Tridents will now be known as Barbados Royals.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Bill tabled in LS for setting up commission for air quality management
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amid the din, a Bill to provide for the constitution of a commission for air quality management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and its adjoining areas for better co-ordination, research, identification and resolution of the problems surrounding the air quality index was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Against BJP's 5-year celebrations, Congress's 'eye opening programme' in Gujarat
Gandhinagar July 30 (IANS) Against the BJP 's nine days statewide celebrations marking the five years of the Vijay Rupani-Nitin Patel government in Gujarat, the state unit of the Congress on Friday announced it's statewide "eye opening programme" depicting the BJP government's failures and incompetence of two and a half decades.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nagaland to maintain peace in areas bordering Assam: Dy CM
Kohima/Aizawl, July 30 (IANS) While Assam and Mizoram saw their boundary dispute turn violent, the Nagaland government on Friday said that they would maintain a peaceful atmosphere along their over 500-km-long border with Assam.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai' cast nostalgic as show completes 1,600 episodes
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The cast of "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai" is celebrating the success of the popular comedy show as it completes 1,600 episodes.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Panchayat in MP proposes new Central Vista-like office; higher-ups say 'no'
Bhopal, July 30 (IANS/ 101Reporters) The panchayat in the village of Hirankheda, Seoni Malwa block, in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district, has found itself at odds with the Janpad and Zila Panchayat offices after their revamped plan for the new Panchayat Bhawan in the village was ignored.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress discussing PK's revival plan, entry into Congress
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quietly for a few times now, to discuss the party's revival ahead of a spate of Assembly elections next year, including in Uttar Pradesh, sources said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
War in Afghanistan imposed by Pak and its Taliban agents: Af Minister
Kabul/New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada, has said that Pakistan still imagines a stateless Afghanistan and that the neighbouring country should not beat the drum for destruction.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics hockey: India to meet Great Britain in men's quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Eight-time champions India will take on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics men's hockey tournament on Sunday while 2004 champions Australia will meet the Netherlands in the biggest clash of the last-eight stage.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
First physical hearing in SC after a gap of 16 months
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday conducted its first physical hearing in a case after a gap of more than 16 months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shailesh Jejurikar first Indian to become P&G Global COO
New Delhi/Cincinnati, July 30 (IANS) Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of Shailesh Jejurikar as its Global COO, making him the first Indian to hold the post.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kollywood's Nayanthara, Vignesh invest in native beverage brand Chai Waale
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) South Indias leading heroine, Nayanthara, and actor-director Vignesh Shivan figure prominently in the new round of investors who have invested in native beverage brand, Chai Waale.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
China's Ma wins unprecedented back-to-back Olympic singles titles
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) China's Ma Long on Friday became the first male table tennis player to win back-to-back Olympic singles titles after outclassing world No.1 and teammate Fan Zhendong 4-2 in the final here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
K'taka to screen rail passengers arriving from Kerala: Bommai
New Delhi/Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) With a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that the state government would start screening passengers arriving to the state in trains from Kerala.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Final opportunity': SC seeks Centre's stand on plea for women in NDA
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the final opportunity to the Centre to file its response on a petition seeking directions to allow eligible women candidates into National Defence Academy (NDA), where only men can join now.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Speaker allows BJP MLA to attend next Delhi assembly session
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday retracted his order suspending BJP MLA Om Praksh Sharma from the next assembly session.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala records over 20,000 Covid cases for fourth successive day
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Kerala on Friday saw over 20,000 Covid cases for the fourth day in succession, making it account for 50 per cent of the country's daily tally.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
TN extends lockdown till August 9, no new relaxations
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of Covid-19 lockdown till August 9, without any further relaxations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
ECB promises to ensure families tour with players for Ashes
London, July 30 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has promised to discuss the possibility of having players accompany their wives and partners on tour of Australia for the Ashes series which begins on December 8.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SC to hear Vedanta plea to let Thoothukudi oxygen plant work on
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd has moved the Supreme Court seeking its nod to continue operations, beyond July 31, of its copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi for production of medical oxygen.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vikrant Massey says boredom drives him to juggle genres
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) In the last two years, actor Vikrant Massey has appeared in more than five films and shared frames with actresses like Deepika Padukone, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Konkona Sensharma, Sweta Tripathi and most recently, Kriti Kharbanda.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV soap 'Tujhse Hai Raabta' to go off air on July 31
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Popular television soap "Tujhse Hai Raabta", which has been running for almost three years, has come to and end.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Body of 4-yr-old girl found stuffed in bag in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) The body of a four-year-old girl was found stuffed in a bag near the Kisan Bhawan in the Khandsa Anaz Mandi area here, the police said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Srinagar-Leh highway blocked in J&K's Ganderbal
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Incessant rain on Friday breached a canal in J&K's Ganderbal district and the water discharge blocked traffic on the Srinagar-Leh highway.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jr National Boxing: Mahi Raghav cruises into final
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Two-time Khelo India Youth Games champion Mahi Raghav made her way into the 63kg final defeating Rajasthan's Nikita in the Junior Girls National Boxing Championships at the Delhi Public School in Sonipat on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Goa Assembly passes bill to form mining corporation
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed the Goa Mineral Development Corporation Bill, 2021, which would enable the state government to start a corporation "to carry out mining operations in an orderly, scientific and ecological sustainable manner".
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
DMK pushing for beggar rehabilitation centres in each district of TN
Chennai, July 30 ( IANS) The DMK government in Tamil Nadu under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is in the process of rehabilitating the beggars in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
MC Dhawan: A lost hero who made huge contribution to the sports story of India
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) At a time when there are big stories of sport heroes being shared for marking their presence in the Olympics, the chroniclers for some reason are missing out on Mehar Chand Dhawan, who served in Ajmer's Mayo College as the athletic supervisor and who did make some impression in the Olympics by finishing 14th in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in triple jump (hop, step and jump). He was also the man behind organising the first Asian Games in India.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Mumbai City FC rope in experienced striker Igor Angulo
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City FC on Friday signed 37-year-old Spanish striker Igor Angulo on a one-year contract.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
CBI books Amrapali Biotech, its directors in bank fraud case
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Delhi-based Amrapali Biotech India Pvt Ltd and others including its directors in a bank fraud case and carried out searches at their premises.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Croatians Mektic-Pavic win men's tennis doubles gold
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Croatia's Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic got past compatriots Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig to claim the men's tennis doubles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Haryana CM formally launches National Education Policy 2020
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Taking a step to reduce the dropout rate, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday formally launched National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 that would be implemented in all schools by 2025.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
'Most horrific experience': Delhi woman doc gets Covid thrice, twice post vax
New Delhi, July (IANS) A 61-year-old Delhi doctor, infected with Covid thrice and contracting both the Alpha and Delta variants after vaccination, presents the first such documented case of two reinfections and two breakthrough infections.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid watch: Vaccinated fans for allowed remaining WI-Pak T20Is
Georgetown (Guyana), July 30 (IANS) Vaccinated fans will be able to watch the last three T20 matches of the four-game series between West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Everyone must work together to save democracy: Mamata
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) At the end of her visit to the national capital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that everyone must work together to save democracy in the country, besides stating that she would be visiting Delhi every two months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MS Dhoni catches fans by surprise with faux-hawk hairstyle
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) MS Dhoni's hairstyles have made more waves than any other Indian sportsperson's. The former India and current Chennai Super Kings captain is set to unleash his faux-hawk haircut when the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates in September.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
30 Andhra families face uncertain future in AP due to builder's flaws
Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Nearly 30 families living in an apartment complex at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district are compelled to vacate their flats as the building's foundations have developed cracks.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't quash FIR at third party's behest, says SC on anti-Modi posters
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court made it clear that FIRs lodged, allegedly for pasting posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the vaccination drive, cannot be quashed at the behest of a third party.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Muslim family in K'taka performs baby shower ceremony of Hindu girl
Davangere, July 30 (IANS) A Muslim family in Karnataka has won a million hearts by performing "seemantha" (baby shower ceremony) of a Hindu girl according to Hindu traditions.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Hasan Zaidi hopes to spread hope through 'Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actor Hasan Zaidi, who can be seen in his new show "Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana", he hopes that the show spreads positivity in the grim times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala milk producers gets highest price per litre: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Dairy farmers in Kerala gets Rs 36 for a litre milk, which is the best procurement price in the country, state Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Milk Co-operatives Minister J. Chinchurani said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
New comedy TV show aims to tickle viewers' funny bone
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) A new non-fiction comedy show is coming on television which aims to tickle the funny bone of the audience and help them beat the pandemic blues.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
App Store now accepting UPI, Rupay cards for payments in India
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Apple has started accepting App Store and iTunes payments in India using Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Rupay cards and Net Banking, a media report said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Case filed against Gurugram pvt hospital for levying illegal parking charges (LD)
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) Gurugram police have registered an FIR against Paras Hospital for levying illegal parking fees in an open area of the hospital premises.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vedanta starts winding-off operations at oxygen plant
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd on Friday said its oxygen plant at its copper smelting unit, Sterlite Copper, in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi will start winding-off of operations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
All 26 Airtel telecom circles show identical subscriber fall of 1.3% in May
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) It may be just coincidence or something more, but all the 26 telecom circles of Bharti Airtel showed identical fall in subscribers at 1.3 per cent in May over April this year.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Marcus Rashford to undergo shoulder surgery, confirms Manchester United
London, July 30 (IANS) Premier League club Manchester United have confirmed that England footballer Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery on his left shoulder.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Covid virus may reach various layers of human retina: Study
Sao Paulo, July 30 (IANS) Brazilian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles may reach the various layers of the human retina and also could be associated with this infection's ocular clinical manifestations.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Film theatres in Telangana reopen after three months
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Film theatres in Telangana re-opened on Friday after a hiatus of more than three months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to distribute 15K meals daily to Maha flood victims
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) With many parts of Maharashtra getting badly affected by devastating floods, celebrated chef Sanjeev Kapoor, along with the World Central Kitchen (WCK) founded by chef Jose Andres and Taj Hotels, has launched an initiative to provide fresh-cooked meals in the flood-hit regions of Chiplun and Mahad.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Income Tax conducts searches on Kanpur-based 'pan masala' group
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has carried out a search action on over 30 premises, in three states, of a large pan masala manufacturing and real estate group based in Kanpur and Delhi, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India beat Japan 5-3 to end group stage with a win
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) India defeated host Japan 5-3 in their final preliminary match in men's hockey Group A to finish their proceedings in second place behind world No. 1 Australia in the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Youth shoots BDS female house surgeon, kills himself
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a youth Rakhin on Friday barged into the house of Manasa, a 24-year-old house surgeon in Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) in Kerala's Ernakulam district, shot the girl and then killed himself.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Twitter Spaces update makes it easier to share, discover live audio
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter's Spaces is getting another update that makes the audio feature easier to share and discover, the media reported.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Entire mountain rolls down in Himachal, scary video goes viral
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) A massive landslide occurred at Kamrau in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, blocking National Highway 707 near Barwas, on Friday owing to heavy rainfall in the region. However, no loss of life was reported.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Penguin to publish Kunal Basu's new book 'In An Ideal World'
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Penguin Random House India is to publish renowned novelist Kunal Basus new work of fiction titled "In An Ideal World".
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Exam to get license to practice medicine planned in 2023: Mandaviya
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central government is making all efforts to ensure the National Exit Test (NExT) to get a license to practice medicine in India, will be conducted in the first half of 2023 as per the roadmap, said Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Smart ball to be used in next month's Caribbean Premier League
St John's (Antigua), July 30 (IANS) The forthcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will feature smart ball, which has an advanced core that registers multiple and minute data points. This will be the first time any professional cricket league will use this ball which has been developed by Kookaburra.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Complaints against e-commerce marketplaces being probed: Govt
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government has received complaints from traders, retailers, and industry associations against marketplace e-commerce entities regarding deep discounting, predatory pricing, and misuse of market dominance, the Parliament was informed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Director Rensil D'Silva unveils the story behind 'Dial 100'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) As the Manoj Bajpayee starrer 'Dial 100' is gearing up for release, Director Rensil D'Silva shares the inception of the thriller drama.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India, China to hold 12th round of military-level talks on Saturday
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India and China will hold the 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks at Moldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Saturday to iron out an agreement for the next phase of disengagement in Eastern Ladakh.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
A 'Naya Kashmir' for a New India
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) August 5, 2021, will mark the second anniversary of the Government of Indias historic step to repeal the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and bifurcate it into two Union Territories -- the UT of J&K and the UT of Ladakh. This move was long due and has dramatically altered the ground situation by ushering in peace and development.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India's eight core industries' June production up around 9%
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Low base effect, along with easing of Covid 2.0 restrictions, boosted output of India's eight major industries during June 2021, on a year-on-year basis.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's April-June fiscal deficit reaches 18.2% of FY22 target
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India's April-June budgetary fiscal deficit reached 18.2 per cent of the FY22 target, official data showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
BJP shouldn't listen to everything Yediyurappa says: BJP leader
Vijayapura (Karnataka), July 30 (IANS) Senior Karnataka BJP leader Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, known for pungent remarks on B.S. Yediyurappa, on Friday said that the party doesn't need to listen to everything that the former Chief Minister says.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Apple releases watchOS 7.6.1 with security update
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Apple has released watchOS 7.6.1, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system (OS) that was released in September 2020.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Tennis: Zverev ends Djokovic's Golden Slam dream in semifinal (Ld)
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic's dream of a Golden Slam came to an end as world No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated the Serbian in the semifinals of the men's singles tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
This green building in Jaipur combated COVID waves with Indian architectural norms
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Can you imagine that a spacious green building built following the Indian architectural norms with plenty of sunlight and an open courtyard stopped the Covid virus from sneaking into its periphery?
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National
Vandana Vithlani happy to bounce back after hard times
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Gujarati actress Vandana Vithlani, who is known for her role as 'Urmila Shah' in "Saath Nibhaana Saathiya", is going to play a prominent role in "Tera Mera Saath Rahe" starring Giaa Manek and Rupal Patel in lead roles.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
SC gives no relief to former Maha Home Minister, to hear plea Aug 3
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday did not grant any protection from arrest to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on his plea seeking protection from any "coercive action" in the money laundering case registered against him by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
PM congratulates successful students as Class 12 results out
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday declared the class 12 results of 13,04,561 students across the country. Out of a total of 13,04,561 students, 12,96,318 have passed the exams. Of these 70,004 students are those who have secured more than 95 per cent marks.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Not reduced genome sequencing capacity, says govt
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Genome sequencing capacity has not been reduced in the country, and since its inception, the INSACOG has sequenced 58,240 SARS-CoV-2 genomes, the Parliament was informed.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Yogi for 24X7 ambulance availability
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure round the clock availability of ambulance services in all districts, in view of the impending third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Vitalina wins 25m pistol gold as Manu, Rahi challenge ends in qualification (Ld)
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Russian shooter Vitalina Batsarashkina defeated Kim Min-jung of South Korea in a shoot-off to win the women's 25m pistol gold at the Asaka Shooting Range here on Friday, even as India's Manu Bhaker and Rahi Sarnobat got eliminated in qualification, finishing 15th and 32nd respectively.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Alliance Air to operate Kolkata-Bhubaneswar flights via Ranchi
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Air India's regional subsidiary Alliance Air will operate Kolkata-Bhubaneswar flights via Ranchi from August 11.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Another Indian on Top: Shailesh Jejurikar appointed Global COO of P&G
New Delhi, Jul. July 30 (IANS) The world's largest consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of Shailesh Jejurikar as the Global COO, making him the first Indian to be so.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sena MP urges IT Min for action against 'Sulli Deals' and 'Liberal Doge'
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday wrote a letter to IT Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw urging him to act against social media sites and channels who have been protraying women in bad light and demeaning their dignity.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pune woman IPS officer's 'free biryani' order lands her in soup
Pune, July 30 (IANS) A Pune woman IPS officer's alleged instructions to an aide to arrange "free" biryani and other mouth-watering dishes has landed her in soup.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
When toddler doesn't sell for Rs 3L, dad kills him
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man killed his one-year-old son when he failed in his attempts to sell the boy for Rs 3L.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mizoram to ferry fuels, essentials from Tripura, Manipur
Aizawl/Silchar (Assam), July 30 (IANS) In wake of the tensions on the border with Assam, the Mizoram government has taken steps to ferry transport fuels and other essentials from neighbouring Tripura and Manipur, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics
Demystifying the techniques of information warfare, finding solutions
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) There is a global war being waged all around us that most people aren't aware of -- to shape our thoughts.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Micromax unveils affordable smartphone, earbuds
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Home-grown smartphone maker Micromax on Friday launched a new affordable smartphone called IN 2b in two storage variants.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Olympics: Sindhu storms into women's badminton semi-finals
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) PV Sindhu, the 2016 Olympics silver medallist and reigning world champion, quelled a superb fightback by Japan's Akane Yamaguchi to win in straight games and reach the semi-finals in women's singles badminton competition at the Olympic Games on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Case filed against Gurugram pvt hospital for levying illegal parking charges
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) Gurugram police have registered an FIR against Paras Hospital for levying illegal parking fees in an open area of the hospital premises.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reviving Port of Berbera: Why India & UAE can be partners in Western Indian Ocean
New Delhi, July 30: Last month, on June 24, a new container terminal was inaugurated at the port of Berbera in the self-governing territory of Somaliland. Somaliland is a break-away region of Somalia and is not recognized by any other state. The port of Berbera is located along the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden and is being developed by DP World; a company backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
K'taka CM Bommai meets Amit Shah
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai on Friday afternoon met Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India extends international flights suspension to August 31
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India on Friday extended the suspension on international commercial flight operations till August 31.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
IOC Q1 profit soars on big inventory gains
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The country's largest public sector refiner Indian Oil Corporation on Friday reported more than a three-fold jump in its first quarter standalone net profit to Rs 5,941 crore due to higher inventory gain and better petrochemical margins.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Apple Macs hit record 6 mn sales on M1 chip push in Q2
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Thanks to the introduction of Apple Silicon M1 chip, Macs had their greatest Q2 sales ever and reached six million shipments in the second quarter and 90 per cent Macs are powered by M1 chips, a report showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Olympics: Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes come crashing after defeat to Zverev
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia cannot achieve a "Golden Slam" now after losing to Germany's Alexander Zverev in the men's singles semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Axis Bank sacks Manager who looted ICICI Bank, killed woman officer
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 30 (IANS) In a scene out of a crime thriller, a debt-ridden Axis Bank Branch Manager allegedly committed an unsuccessful heist on an ICICI Bank branch, stabbed a woman deputy branch head to death, attempted to flee but was caught caught by locals, police said here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hopes of healthy Q1 results lift equity indices (Ld)
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Hopes of healthy quarterly results as well as some value buying opportunities buoyed India's equity markets during the pre-noon trade session on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Pak's failing stature and ASEAN ambition
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan carries too much unsavoury baggage and labels to be a Dialogue Partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
2021-07-30
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
I want to go for the gold: Lovlina Borgohain
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has firmed her sights on going beyond a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old was assured of bagging a medal after defeating former world champion Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei 4-1 to enter the semifinals of the welterweight category. She is now in line to become the third Indian boxer after Vijender Singh and Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Odisha FC signs ISL title winner Javi Hernandez
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Odisha FC on Friday announce the signing of Spanish attacking midfielder Javi Hernandez ahead of the eighth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
2021-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
New dawn to usher under Deuba's leadership
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The restoration of Nepal's dissolved lower house of Parliament by the Supreme Court and Sher Bahadur Deuba becoming the Prime Minister for the fifth term by winning the trust vote by a comfortable margin, has finally helped the Nepalese to heave a sigh of relief.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid infection from banknotes, coins unlikely: Study
London, July 30 (IANS) While the fear of getting Covid infection from banknotes and coins has driven much more contactless payments during the pandemic, researchers say the risk is far too less.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
RS adjourned till Monday amid oppn protest (Roundup)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Monday amid opposition's demand for discussion on the Pegasus snooping issue,farm laws, fuel price hike and inflation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Manila to revert to strictest lockdown next week
Manila, July 30 (IANS) The Philippiness' capital city of Manila will revert to the strictest lockdown from August 6 to 20 amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Singaporean rapper Yung Raja pays ode to Rajinikanth in 'Spice Boy'
Singapore, July 30 (IANS) Singaporean rapper Yung Raja revealed his brand-new single "Spice Boy", paying an ode to superstar Rajinikanth.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Diaspora
Medicinal plants boon for Bundelkhand farmers
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants like Lemongrass, Sataver, Ashwagandha, Khas and others is proving to be a boon for farmers in Bundelkhand region as these medicinal plants require less water and can stand the hot and humid weather conditions of the region.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
HC allows commercial suit of Rs 938cr against NSEL defaulter NK Proteins
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) has got a shot in the arm with the Bombay High Court converting its suit for recovery of Rs 937.89 crore against NK Proteins and others into a commercial suit which would ensure stringent procedural formalities for speedy disposal of the case against the defaulter.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Political vacuum in Af could bolster existing terror groups in Africa
New Delhi, July 30: Just about a week ago, Ghanas Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said that terror activities in West Africa could increase. Nkrumah even said that the terror outfits are recruiting in Ghana.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: Sindhu storms into the semis in women's singles
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Rio Olympics silver medallist and reigning world Champion PV Sindhu reached the semifinals of the women's singles badminton competition-beating Japan's Akane Yamaguchi 21-13, 22-20 in 56 minutes at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
4 CRPF men, civilian injured in grenade attack in J&K's Baramulla (Ld)
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Four CRPF troopers, including a junior officer, and a civilian were injured on Friday in a militant grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Japan expands state of emergency to 4 prefectures
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) The Japanese government on Friday declared the expansion of the Covid-19 state of emergency to the Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Osaka prefectures, after the country confirmed over 10,000 cases for the first time.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Chromebooks reach 11.9 mn unit shipments in Q2, HP leads
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Chromebooks continued to outperform the rest of the PC product categories in the second quarter (Q2), posting 75 per cent annual growth and a shipment volume of 11.9 million units globally, a new report has said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
CBSE Class 12 results: 99.37% pass, girls fare marginally better than boys
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the Class 12 results on Friday. A total of 99.37 per cent students have passed the exam. Among the passing students, 99.13 per cent are boys and 99.67 per cent are girls.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Amazon's Fire TV Cube now supports Zoom video calls
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Tech giant Amazon has announced that its second-gen Fire TV Cube is now able to participate in two-way Zoom video calls.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Contempt plea in SC challenging Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Delhi police chief
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A contempt petition has been moved in the Supreme Court making Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Ministry of Home Affairs, as respondents, while challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi police commissioner.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Raj Singh Gehlot diverted Rs 469cr of loan amount to entities, individuals
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Raj Singh Gehlot, Chairman of the Ambience Group of Companies who has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), siphoned off a loan amount by diverting the funds for other purposes, such as to settle the loans of other group firms, making Fixed Deposits, as well as diversion of materials to other projects of the Ambience Group.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Wary of BJP, AIADMK cadres push for EPS to head party
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The AIADMK cadres and leaders are pushing for a strong single leadership in the party after the BJP came out with a statement that the fight in Tamil Nadu is between the BJP and the DMK and that the AIADMK is an alliance partner.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
China steps up extra-judicial detentions targeting foreigners during new Xi era
New Delhi, July 30: China is increasing the use of an unfamiliar method of extra-judicial imprisonment that authorizes police to prohibit access to lawyers and cut suspects off from the outside world. A new research paper by Human rights group Safeguard says that thousands are being impacted by Chinas growing authoritarian impulse.
2021-07-30
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Politics
US Navy charges sailor over 2020 warship fire
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The US Navy has charged a sailor in connection with the 2020 fire that destroyed an amphibious warship in San Diego, a spokesperson said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
As Covid rages in Kerala, Rs 5,650 cr financial package announced
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) With the Covid pandemic raging in Kerala and the figures of the infected reaching the highest in the country, State Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal on Friday announced a Rs 5,650 crore financial package which will come in the form of interest subsidy on loans. Rent for buildings owned by the government would also be be waived.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Afghan offensives kill 100 militants in 24 hrs
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) At least 100 Taliban militants were killed and about 90 others wounded during multiple offensives carried out by the Afghan security forces across the country in just 24 hours, officials confirmed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
US firm, 8 others join race to acquire SsangYong Motor
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) A US vehicle importer and eight other companies have submitted letters of intent to acquire debt-ridden SsangYong Motor, the company said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
SC refuses to reduce Rs 5 lakh cost on petitioner challenging former CJI appointment
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has declined to entertain an application seeking to reduce the cost of Rs 5 lakh, imposed on one Mukesh Jain for filing a petition challenging the elevation of Justice Dipak Misra as the Chief Justice in 2017.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Pentagon issues vax mandate following Biden's order
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The US Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a mandate requiring members of the military to provide a proof of their vaccination status or be subject to strict safety protocols aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, hours after President Joe Biden announced the requirements for all federal workers.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Kim Jong-un asks military to prepare for coping with any provocation
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has instructed the country's military to complete preparations for coping with "any military provocation of enemies", a state media report said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Maha: Debit-hit Axis Bank manager loots ICICI Bank, kills woman officer (Ld)
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 30 (IANS) Taking a page out of a crime thriller, a debt-ridden Axis Bank Branch Manager allegedly committed an unsuccessful heist on an ICICI Bank branch, stabbed a woman deputy branch head to death, before attempting to flee before being caught by locals, police said here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UP to develop industrial parks on PPP model
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) In a novel initiative to attract maximum investments to the state, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is gearing up to develop private industrial parks in many districts.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
U.P girl paralysed after failed suicide attempt
Moradabad, July 30 (IANS) In a tragic incident in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad, a young girl was paralysed after an alleged failed suicide attempt.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Bhuj: The Pride of India' director Abhishek Dhudhaiya gives an insight into film's research
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Director Abhishek Dhudhaiya, whose next film "Bhuj: The Pride of India" is based on the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, is also the co-writer of the project. The film tells the story of how 300 women from a village worked hard to build the Bhuj runway, contributing majorly to India's win.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
Brown sugar worth Rs 1 Cr seized in Odisha, 1 held
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) A team of Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Police on Friday seized brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore in Puri district and arrested one person in this connection, officials said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympics hockey: Indian women beat Ireland, keep alive hopes of spot in quarters
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team missed a bag full of chances but managed to overcome Ireland by a solitary goal to maintain its chances of reaching the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Bumble offers unlimited paid holiday to employees
London, July 30 (IANS) After shutting down offices worldwide for a week in June to combat workplace stress, dating app Bumble has announced a new leave policy where its 700 staff can take unlimited paid leave, if their manager approves, the media reported.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Pranati Rai Prakash opens up about her 'Cartel' role
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Pranati Rai Prakash has talked about her role in the upcoming web series "Cartel". She describes her character as "motivated" and "emotionally volatile".
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Non-vaccinated population may be affected most by 3rd Covid wave'
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa's non-vaccinated population is likely to be affected the most in case a third wave of the pandemic hits the coastal state, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National
Not a single patient died due to O2 shortage at top Goa hospital: Minister
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Not a single Covid patient died in Goa's apex health facility, the Goa Medical College, due to non-supply of oxygen, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told the state legislative assembly on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Partially eaten remains of 3-year-old recovered
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) The partially eaten body of a three-year-old girl, who went missing from her house, has been found in the bushes in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jagan can never silence our voices: Nara Lokesh
Amaravati, July 30 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national general secretary Nara Lokesh on Friday stated that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy can never silence their voices.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AstraZeneca's nasal vax prevents Covid spread in animal models
London, July 30 (IANS) AstraZeneca's intranasal Covid vaccination reduced virus concentrations and curbed transmission in two different SARS-CoV-2 animal models, demonstrating the need for further investigation as a potential method of inoculating Covid-19 shots.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Philippines extends travel ban to India, 9 other nations
Manila, July 30 (IANS) The Philippines has extended an ongoing travel ban for all inbound travellers from India and nine other countries from August 1 to 15 to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Japan approves domestic use of AstraZeneca jab
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) A Japanese Health Ministry panel on Friday approved the domestic use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people aged 40 and above in principle due to a supply shortage of jabs.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Health/Medicine
ED attaches London hotel in Unitech Group money laundering case
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached a hotel named Bed and Breakfast valued at Rs 58.61 crore in London owned by Ibournshorne Limited, an associate company of Carnoustie Group in a money laundering case involving Unitech Group.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Counselling for parents, students before reopening TN colleges
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) While academics, teachers and parents have strongly opposed the reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 in Tamil Nadu, there is a general consensus among the academics and teachers that classes in colleges for students who have undertaken vaccination be opened.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education
Olympics: Mary Kom says was made to change ring dress minute before PQF bout
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Boxer MC Mary Kom on Friday continued to question her defeat to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia in a closely-contested pre-quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics, alleging that she was asked to change her ring dress a minute before her bout.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Sara Ali Khan's sultry monochrome series
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan's latest pictures has everyone talking. The diva took to her social media account, posting a series of monochrome pictures, dressed in a black bralette with a ruffled skirt.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Anxious moments as explosive material found near Rly track in Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) On Friday morning anxious moments were witnessed after explosive materials was discovered near a railway track at Kallayi in Kozhikode and a preliminary probe by the local police have ruled out any wrongdoing.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak policeman killed in blast
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A policeman was killed and two civilians were injured on Friday in an explosion in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a rescue organisation said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UK approves controversial plan to build Holocaust museum next to Parliament
London, July 30 (IANS) The UK government has approved a controversial plan for a Holocaust museum next to the Houses of Parliament.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
JIBS organizes 17th Asian PG programme on 'Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice'
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) in association with World Society of Victimology organised '17th Asian Post-graduate course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice'. The course highlighted emerging trends in criminology, victimology and promoted research in programmes for victim support.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Education
US federal workers required to get vaccinated or abide by strict protocols
Washington, July 30 (IANS) US President Joe Biden announced that all workers hired by the federal government will be required either to prove that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or to submit to a series of vigorous safety protocols.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
At home on the weekend with a perfect scotch cocktail
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) It's time to put your secret mixology abilities to use and prepare some refreshing cocktails at home over the weekend. While scotch is commonly preferred neat or on the rocks, its rich flavours make it a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed by everyone.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Rampur qawwals rue pandemic putting them out of work
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) Despite music being a creative escape for many during the lockdown, a vast majority of full-time musicians continued to struggle during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Renowned Rampur-based Qawwali troupe Niazi Brothers say the pandemic has severely impacted accompanying artists in smaller towns, and highlights a digital divide when it comes to access the digital concerts and online audience.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Transforming mental health
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) The Covid-19 pandemic has not only taken precious lives but has also had an impact on mental health. High anxiety, grief, and a negative atmosphere during the pandemic that too in extended social isolation has been a breeding ground for mental health issues like depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, and other mood and behaviour disorders.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
4 reasons women should be aware of thyroid disorders
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located at the base of the neck plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the body. It also regulates multiple functions, including energy levels, weight, heart rate and mood. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of the body.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
A gap year in Covid times? Why not!
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) A 'free' year, with no school, work, or to-do list -- this is the general idea of a gap year for the Indian sensibility. A fairly common practice abroad, is this what a gap really means? Does putting your academic journey on hold for an entire year benefit you?
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Five best train journeys within India
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) Trains in India are special and are one of the most reliable and affordable modes of long-distance transportation. Despite all the great things that they offer, one factor stands paramount: the unparalleled scenic beauty that we experience during the journey. A window to the unmarred beauty of nature, and even the briefest glimpses make a train journey exciting. Dinesh Kumar Kotha, Co-Founder & CEO, Confirmtkt, shares a list of five Indian journeys by rail that one should never miss out on:
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Fabindia launches sub-brand for 'modern Indian woman'
New Delhi, July 30 (IANSlife) Aiming to cater to the fashion needs of "modern India", Fabindia announced the launch of its sub-brand FabNU.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
2 CRPF men, civilian injured in grenade attack in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Three people, including two CRPF troopers and a civilian were injured on Friday in a militant grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Intel announces new Xeon W-3300 processors
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Intel has launched its newest generation Xeon W-3300 processors that is built for advanced workstation professionals.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple says chip shortage may impact iPhone production: Report
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Tech giant Apple said that the global chip shortage could affect iPhone production and the company also forecasted slowing revenue growth.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Musk's Neuralink raises $205mn Series C funding
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Elon Musk-founded brain-machine interface company Neuralink has announced a Series C funding round of $205 million, led by Dubai-based venture capital firm Vy Capital.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Afghanistan claims envoy's daughter kidnapped, tortured in Islamabad
New Delhi/Kabul, July 30 (IANS) The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that investigations have revealed that the daughter of the country's Ambassador to Pakistan had been abducted and then tortured physically and mentally in Islamabad.
2021-07-30
Category: International, India,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
UP to emerge as sports hub soon, says govt
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government is now trying to turn the state into a sports hub.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Sports
T'gana directs pvt hospitals to install oxygen plants
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) The Telangana government has directed all private hospitals in the state to install Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
US House passes funding bills to avoid potential govt shutdown
Washington, July 30 (IANS) The US House of Representatives has passed a package of seven appropriations bills to fund most federal agencies for the new fiscal year beginning on October 1 to avoid a potential government shutdown.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
US visit helped establish permanent relationship: Iraq PM
Baghdad, July 30 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said that his recent visit to Washington helped establish Iraq's "permanent relationship" with the US in various fields.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
K'taka CM Bommai meets Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai on Friday met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Venkaiah Naidu expresses concern over 'whistling' in RS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said he was concerned over the opposition members resorting to whistling in the House and warned members not to act like this.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IANS Exclusive: Did Manu have a spare certified by 'weapons control' when her main gun malfunctioned?
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) If only Manu Bhaker had a spare pistol cleared by 'weapons control', It wouldn't have taken more than two or three minutes for the 10m air pistol shooter to get back into the competition after her gun malfunctioned during the Qualification Round at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports
Will Pak prove to be Waterloo for China and its ambitious BRI?
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) China has begun arming its workers engaged in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with AK-47 guns and has also started mulling sending its troops to Pakistan to protect its men and interests spread across the country. China has no trust on the capability of the Pakistan Armys Special Security Division (SSD) on which Beijing invested massive sums of money in training and in equipping the troops tasked to protect Chinese nationals and properties linked with the multi-billion dollar CPEC project.
2021-07-30
Category: International, India,International
No death due to oxygen shortage: Venugopal moves privilege notice
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress MP K.C. Venugopal on Friday said in the Rajya Sabha that he has moved a privilege notice against Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Fear and anxiety dominates Chinese foreign policy
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Chinese have been pursuing an aggressive foreign policy aided and abetted by the 'Wolf Warrior diplomats of the country's Foreign Ministry across the world. Whether it is Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea, Bhutan or the Galwan Valley, one has seen the Chinese diplomatic manoeuver taking place at in an unusually heightened pitch.
2021-07-30
Category: International, India,International
Once nurtured by others, this doctor dons many roles to be a real saviour
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) We all know it is a doctor's job to save lives and here is the story of a doctor who is also teaching others how to live life.
2021-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Light rain with brief spell of heavy downpour forecast in J&K
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) The Meteorological Department has forecast light rain with a brief spell of heavy downpour on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
SC seeks report over alleged killing of Jharkhand judge in a week
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of the alleged mowing down of Dhanbad Additional District Judge (ADJ) Uttam Anand, by an auto-rickshaw and sought a status report of investigation from the Jharkhand government through chief secretary and DGP within a week.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Microsoft to invest in OYO before its potential IPO (Ld)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Satya Nadella-run Microsoft is in advanced talks to invest in Airbnb-backed Indian budget hotel chain OYO at a valuation of $9 billion, as the hospitality chain is planning a potential initial public offering (IPO) soon, sources said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat fail to make it to 25m pistol finals
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) India's Manu Bhaker and experienced Rahi Sarnobat bowed out of the Tokyo Olympic Games 25m pistol final on Friday after finishing 15th and 32nd respectively following two days of qualification at the Asaka Shooting Range here.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
IT rules: Google purged over 11.6 lakh harmful content in India
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Google on Friday said that it removed over 11.6 lakh pieces of harmful online content in the months of May and June in India, in accordance with the new IT (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
Akshay Kumar's 'Bell Bottom' to release on Aug 19
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar-starrer spy thriller "Bell Bottom" will now have a theatrical release on August 19.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ADJ injured in accident, claims attempt to murder
Fatehpur, July 30 (IANS) Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Mohd Ahmed Khan, posted in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur, was injured when a speeding vehicle rammed into his car in Kaushambhi district.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hindu Kush Himalayan region to raise unified voice for mountains at COP26
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan -- have articulated a stronger mountain voice for a more ambitious climate action in the region ahead of the UN's annual climate change summit in Glasgow this November.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Water level in Yamuna reaches close to danger mark: Delhi govt
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday warned that the water level of the Yamuna river has reached closer to the 'danger mark'.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Archery: Deepika Kumari loses in quarterfinals, out of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) India's Deepika Kumari lost her quarterfinal match in the women's individual event to top seed An San of South Korea at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Espionage thriller series 'Panthers' to be Ronnie Screwvala's new foray
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Celebrated film producer Ronnie Screwvala is gearing up to produce his first web series -- Panthers -- a multi-season series espionage thriller.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Italy's Covid infection rate reaching highest level
Rome, July 30 (IANS) Italian health authorities have warned that the country's coronavirus infection rate were reaching its highest level since mid-May, while the mortality rate increased after 15 consecutive weeks of declines.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
To clear debts, Axis Bank manager loots ICICI branch, kills officer
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 30 (IANS) In a shocking incident, an Axis Bank Branch Manager allegedly committed an unsuccessful heist on the ICICI Bank and stabbed a deputy branch head there to death, police said here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UNSC extends mandate of Cyprus peacekeeping force until Jan
United Nations, July 30 (IANS) The Security Council has decided to extend the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a further period ending on January 31, 2022.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Politics
Samsung Galaxy A22 enters mid-range 5G arena with a bang
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) 5G is literally in the air and Samsung has now added its first 5G device to the popular Galaxy A series, in the evolving mid-price segment in India with two-year upgrades for the operating system.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Can't post a cop each for every girl's safety: Goa Minister
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Days after Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was slammed by the Opposition for blaming parents for the rape of two minors on a beach, Goa's Arts and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on Friday said that it was logistically not possible for a government to post policemen to guard every girl in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Sri Lanka cricket tour a waste for India (Column: Close-in)
The idea of India sending two teams, one to England to play the Test series there and the other to Sri Lanka for limited-overs series was actually demeaning to the very essence of a national side.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Ireland reports 180% spike in foreign traveller arrivals
Dublin, July 30 (IANS) Ireland has registered 160,000 foreign traveller arrivals in June, up 180 per cent year-on-year, the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO) said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Joint Yemeni forces foil Houthi attack
Sanaa, July 30 (IANS) Joint Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition foiled an attack carried out by the Houthi militia in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, a military official has confirmed.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
13 serving, 14 rtd J&K Police officers recommended for induction into IPS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Thirteen serving and 14 retired J&K Police service officers have been recommended for induction into the IPS by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) headed selection panel thereby ending the 10-year long stagnation being faced by non-IPS senior police officers of the union territory.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Statement taken out of context: Goa CM on rape comment
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Slammed for urging parents to introspect about allowing minors to hang out at beaches after nightfall, after the rape of two minor girls, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday claimed that his statement was taken out of context.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Palestine condemns 'Israeli killing of 2 Palestinians in West Bank'
Ramallah, July 30 (IANS) Palestine has condemned the killing of two people, including a child, by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Politics
SL skipper says he was grateful to Indian captain, coach
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Winning Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka was grateful to Indian skipper Shikhar Dhawan and coach Rahul Dravid for sharing their knowledge with the young Sri Lankan team.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid-19 infection linked to long-term cognitive dysfunction: Study
New York, July 30 (IANS) Covid-19 is associated with persistent cognitive deficits, including the acceleration of Alzheimer's disease pathology and symptoms, according to researchers.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,National
AWS hits $59 bn annual run rate, surpasses estimates
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now a $59 billion annualised run rate business, up from $43 billion at this time last year, its parent company Amazon has said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Drashti Dhami: My look in 'The Empire' reflects royalty
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Drashti Dhami's first look from the upcoming epic period drama "The Empire" was unveiled on Friday. The actress said that it reflects royalty and also allows her to shapeshift into the warrior she can be.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Woman inspector among 4 cops suspended on extortion charges in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) The Karnataka Police have suspended a woman inspector and three other policemen on charges of extorting money from a couple after threatening them with a case and imprisonment.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
SC agrees to hear Pegasus snooping plea next week
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea by veteran journalists N. Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking a direction for an independent probe by its sitting or retired judge into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala oppn intensifies stir against Minister, Vijayan says no to resignation
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) For the second day in succession, the Congress-led opposition in the Kerala Assembly on Friday stood firm in their demand seeking the resignation of State Education Minister V. Sivankutty while Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan firmly ruled out the resignation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
They have to keep improving and getting better: Dravid
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has said that he was not disappointed by the performance of the young batsmen in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. He believed that the youngsters have to keep getting better in future.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Intense heatwave to scorch Greece in coming days
Athens, July 30 (IANS) Greek meteorologists have warned that the country will experience an intense and prolonged heatwave in the next 10 days.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Greece,Environment/Wildlife
Turkey bans entrances to forest in 2 provinces due to fire
Ankara, July 30 (IANS) Turkish authorities have banned entrances to forest areas in the western provinces of Izmir and Balikesir amid the ongoing wildfires across the country.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Ethiopia foils infiltration attempt by al-Shabab terrorists
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) An infiltration attempt by the al-Shabab terror group to Ethiopia from neighbouring Somalia has been foiled, authorities here said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
Modi, Shah to virtually join Gujarat govt's 5-year celebration from Aug 1 to 9
Gandhinagar, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will virtually join the celebrations between August 1 and 9 to mark the five years of the Rupani-Nitin Patel government in Gujarat.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Lovlina in semis, assures India a medal
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Boxer Lovlina Borgohain assured India a medal in women's welterweight (69 kg) by reaching the semifinals, beating Chen Nien-Chin of Chinese Taipei in a quarterfinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Yemen's local currency continues depreciation
Sanaa, July 30 (IANS) Value of Yemen's local currency has continued to sharply decline against other foreign currencies across the country's provinces controlled by the internationally-recognised government.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
UN humanitarian chief makes official visit to Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, July 30 (IANS) The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has embarked on a six-day visit to Ethiopia.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Ethiopia,Politics
From propelling rockets/satellites to propelling E-LCVs
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) After propelling India's rockets and satellites up above the world's so high, three former employees of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now propelling electric vehicles -- light and heavy commercial vehicles on the Indian roads.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Science/Tech,Technology
Govt to introduce 2 Bills in RS as oppn presses for its demands
New July 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday will introduce two Bills in the Rajya Sabha -- amendment to Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 and Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation Act, 1961. The opposition, however, will continue reinforcing its demands on the Pegasus snooping issue, inflation and farm laws.
2021-07-30
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Fighting escalates as Taliban attempts to capture Herat
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) Fighting in Afghanistan has further intensified as Taliban militants have started attacking to gain more ground in Herat province and tighten the noose around the provincial capital Herat city.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
No revision in fuel prices for 13th day
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) continued to pause fuel price revision for the 13th consecutive day on Friday, the longest period in weeks, as wait and watch continued amid rising global crude prices.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Cases of Covid rising in Kerala worrying: Rahul
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the increasing numbers of Covid in Kerala, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the rising cases in the state are worrying and appealed to people to follow all safety measures.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Microsoft in advanced talks to invest in OYO: Report
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Satya Nadella-run Microsoft is in advanced talks to invest in Airbnb-backed Indian budget hotel chain OYO at a valuation of $9 billion, the media reported on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Hopes of healthy Q1 results lift equity indices
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Hopes of healthy quarterly results as well as some value buying opportunities lifted India's equity markets during the morning trade session on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Jack Whitehall suffered injury while exercising with Dwayne Johnson
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Jack Whitehall dislocated a rib working out with Hollywood star and his "Jungle Cruise" co-star, Dwayne Johnson.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Radhe Shyam' to release on January 14, 2022
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Prabhas starrer period romantic drama "Radhe Shyam" will hit the big screen on January 14, next year.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Iran willing to broker peace between Azerbaijan, Armenia
Tehran, July 30 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry has urged neighbouring Azerbaijan and Armenia to overcome tensions and conflicts, and vowed to offer "any kind of assistance" to broker lasting peace between the two countries.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Gehlot's dinner diplomacy to convey 'all is well' in Raj
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hosted a dinner for the Congress MLAs at his official residence to give a message that 'all is well' in the party soon after the Rajasthan in-charge Ajay Maken completed his interaction round with the party MLAs to evaluate performance of ministers in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Flash floods kills 40 people in Afghanistan
Kabul, July 30 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed and several others were reportedly missing after flash floods hit a village in Afghanistan's Nuristan province, an official said.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Now remix with Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga on Apple GarageBand app
Cupertino (California), July 30 (IANS) Apple has announced that GarageBand for iOS and iPadOS, the most popular music creation app in the world, will now help creators with all-new sound packs from top artists Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga and leading music producers.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Mexico,National,Technology
Climate already changing in UK: Met Office
London, July 30 (IANS) The UK's climate is already changing as recent decades have been warmer, wetter and sunnier in the country than in the 20th century, according to an annual climate report published by the Met Office.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
K'taka CM in Delhi to meet Modi, BJP leaders (Ld)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly appointed Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai arrived in the national capital on Friday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party central leadership to discuss cabinet expansion.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amazon shares fall even after posting over $100bn sales in Q2
San Francisco, July 30 (IANS) Despite posting a $100 billion-plus quarter third time in a row, e-commerce giant Amazon saw its stock sliding more than 7 per cent as it missed revenue expectations and provided weak expectations for the third quarter (Q3).
2021-07-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Polluted river stretches increased from 302 to 351: Govt in LS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The number of polluted river stretches across India have increased from 302 to 351 from 2015 to 2018, the Lok Sabha was informed when asked about the status of rivers across India.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
France urges UK to lift 'discriminatory' quarantine for travellers
Paris, July 30 (IANS) The UK's decision to impose restrictions only for French travellers is a "discriminatory" move, Minister of State for European Affairs Clement Beaune said here, calling on Britain to review it "as soon as possible".
2021-07-30
Category: International, France,Politics
Snapchat crashes for millions, company says fixed the bug
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Popular social media app Snapchat experienced a massive outage globally early on Friday as users in the US, Mexico, Europe and Australia reported experiencing with logging in.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
K'taka border districts see steady rise in Covid cases
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Karnataka districts along the Kerala border are witnessing a steady increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, becoming a cause of concern among authorities in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National
India records new 44K Covid cases in 24 hours
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India recorded 44,230 fresh Covid-19 cases with 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha records 66 new Covid deaths, toll rises to 5,834
Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday confirmed 66 new Covid-19 fatalities, which increased the state's overall death toll to 5,834.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Orissa,National
UP Minister slams Priyanka on ambulance tweet
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has lashed out at Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for making 'irresponsible' remarks over the sacking of ambulance drivers in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics