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HC to Delhi Cantt board: No coercive action against DIAL till next hearing
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) to not take any coercive steps against the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates the national capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport relating to the Rs 2,600 crore property tax demand by the authority for the 2016-19 period.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army convoy attacked in J&K, hold their fire
Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An Indian Army convoy in Jammu & Kashmir's Baramulla district came under heavy attack after militants fired indiscriminately, injuring a soldier, the force said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Vidyut Jammwal extends financial aid to stuntmen
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Action hero Vidyut Jammwal has donated to help stuntmen of Movie Stunt Artists Association.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Industry badly hit by lockdown, migrant exodus: Himachal CM
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the industry has been badly affected due to the Covid-induced lockdown and migration of labourers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,Business/Economy
Cobra slithers into grocery store in Agra, rescued
Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) After a couple of good showers here in the last few days, reptiles have begun to stir out of their burrows and holes, looking for drier habitats.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
RLDA invites bid to develop railways' land in Howrah
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways, has invited bids to undertake the commercial development of 89,032 square feet of railway land parcel in West Bengal's Howrah for development of riverfront luxury tourism and water sports hub.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Section 144 in riot-hit Bengaluru areas till Aug 15
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) The total number of arrests in connection with the Bengaluru riots on Tuesday night has risen to 145. Section 144 has been extended in affected localities in the east of the city, an official said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Defence/Security
Indian startups fast recruiting talent from banned Chinese apps
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A number of Indian startups in the field of social media that came into prominence following the ban on TikTok and Helo, along with other Chinese apps in June, confirmed on Thursday that they are attracting talent from these companies as they face uncertainty over their India operations in the long run.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Eng vs Pak, 2nd Test: Abid, Azhar help Pak off to steady start (Lunch)
Southampton, Aug 13 (IANS) Skipper Azhar Ali and opener Abid Ali knuckled down against some sharp pace bowling and helped Pakistan reach 62/1 at Lunch on a rain affected Day 1 here against England on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Gunjan Saxena: I had support of fellow officers, supervisors, commanding officers at IAF
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Just a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) raised objection over the presentation of gender bias in the film, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, former IAF pilot Gunjan Saxena, on whose life the film is based, has opened up about her experience at the Air Force as compared to what has been portrayed in the commercial film. She says she had support of fellow officers, supervisors, and commanding officers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19 led to rise in DDoS cyber attacks globally in Q2
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic led to a rise in the number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks globally in the second quarter this year that saw a three-fold increase in comparison to the same period last year, a new report said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
DCW rescues 2.5-month-old girl who was sold several times, 5 arrested
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a major crackdown on a human trafficking ring in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has rescued a minor girl who was allegedly sold multiple times. A total of five persons have also been arrested in connection with the same, the women's body said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
BE signs pact with Johnson & Johnson for Covid vaccine production
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The Biological E. Limited (BE) on Thursday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, for the creation and enhancement of manufacturing capacities for drug substance and drug product for the latter's COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
India Beach Fashion Week to pay tribute to late designer Rodricks
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The seventh edition of India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW), which is set to begin from Sunday, will be paying homage to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, who passed away in February this year after prolonged illness, the event's organisers said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
Inox Group to sponsor India at Tokyo Olympics
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Inox Group will be the official sponsor for the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Sadak 2' music composer denies plagiarism charges
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Music composer Suniljeet has hit back at plagiarism accusations, saying that his song, Ishq kamaal, in the upcoming film, Sadak 2, is his original composition.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
BJP to move no-confidence motion against Ashok Gehlot govt
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) In a major twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, which looked like coming to an end with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot returning to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp, BJPs Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said on Thursday that his party will move a no-confidence motion against the state government in the special Assembly session starting Friday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Hindustan Unilever to widen lead in downturn
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) For Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), the downturn is the time to widen its competitive advantages and leverage its core strengths to the fullest, according to a research report by Japanese financial services house, Nomura.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
2 file nomination for Rajya Sabha bypoll from Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Two candidates, M.V. Shreyams Kumar of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD), an ally of the ruling Left and Lal Varghese Kalpakavadi of the Congress party on Thursday filed their nomination papers for the August 24 Rajya Sabha bypolls.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mitchell Starc hopes extra time in gym would keep injuries at bay
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Australian pacer Mitchell Starc is hoping that the extra time he has managed to spend in the gym, coupled with the rest he has got during the COVID-19 enforced break, will be enough for him to sustain longer spells of express fast-bowling without breaking down in the home Test series against India scheduled to be played later in the year.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Documentary of 2020 Women's T20 WC released on Netflix
Dubai, Aug 13 (IANS) Cricket fans will get a chance to relive all the action, excitement and emotion from the Women's T20 World Cup 2020 as 'Beyond the Boundary', a retrospective documentary, makes it's debut worldwide on Netflix.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kareena-Saif, Hardik-Natasa to welcome 'coronial' babies'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are about to have a coronial baby, and so are Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic, besides international celebrities like supermodel Gigi Hadid as well as rapper Nicki Minaj.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan rope in defender Subhasish Bose
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan FC on Thursday announced the signing of India defender Subhasish Bose on a five-year deal ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-2021 season which starts in November.
2020-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Virgin to restart flights to India from Sept under 'Air Bubble' scheme
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) UK-based Virgin Atlantic plans to recommence flight services to India from September under the 'Air Bubble' scheme, the airline said on Thursday. The scheme is essentially a bilateral air travel arrangement agreed between the UK and India.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sridevi's 57th birth anniversary: Boney Kapoor remembers his 'jaan'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Thursday is the 57th birth anniversary of late superstar Sridevi, and her husband, producer Boney Kapoor, took to social media to reveal how every joy in his life is incomplete without her.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Was quite disappointed that I couldn't play in 2018 World T20 semis: Mithali
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India captain Mithali Raj has admitted that she was disappointed to have not played in the semi-final of the 2018 Women's World T20 against England. The decision to axe Mithali from the team came as a surprise and the subsequent defeat led to a series of events that eventually ended in the sacking of then-coach Ramesh Powar.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Is Kerala becoming a surveillance state, asks Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) A day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave the nod to track the mobile call detail records (CDRs) of Covid positive cases in the state, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala has demanded to stop the process immediately, terming it a blatant violation of all rules and regulations.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
'TV pe Thoko' mindset has detrimental repercussions, end it: Cong
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In wake of the demise of party spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi soon after he appeared in a debate on a leading Hindi news channel, the Congress on Thursday urged Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar to ensure media houses follow existing guidelines on live discussions.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Experimental Covid-19 vax prevents severe disease in mice
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) An experimental vaccine is effective at preventing pneumonia in mice infected with the COVID-19 virus, according to a study.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
I'll give everything I have for Arsenal, says Ozil
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has said he will stay with the club "through to the last day" of his contract in June 2021.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
SC allows registration of BS-IV vehicles purchased before Mar 31
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a big relief to thousands of people, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the registration of BS-IV vehicles, which were purchased till March 31 but could not be registered due to the nationwide lockdown before the March 31 deadline.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Enforce noise pollution norms at ground level, NGT tells Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to ensure that noise pollution norms are enforced at the ground level for protection of public health and the environment.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sushant case: Kangana Ranaut demands CBI probe ahead of SC hearing
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has shared a video demanding CBI probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The video was published on social media on Thursday, ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on the petition by Rhea Chakraborty, seeking transfer of the FIR lodged by the family of the late actor from Patna to Mumbai.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Was quite dissapointed I couldn't play in 2018 World T20 semis: Mithali
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India captain Mithali Raj has admitted that she was dissapointed to have not played in the semi-final of the 2018 Women's World T20 against England. The decision to axe Mithali from the team came as a surprise and the subsequent defeat led to a series of events that eventually ended in the sacking of then-coach Ramesh Powar.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19: 2,500 smartphones for kids from worst-affected sections
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Ahead of India's 74th Independence Day, 2,500 new smartphones will be donated to children from communities worst-affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative was announced on Thursday by 'Teach for India' and smartphone giant Mi India who have partnered to donate phones worth two crore rupees.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology
India's wind, solar generation share spikes in 5 years
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India's wind and solar share rose from three per cent of the total generation in 2015 to 10 per cent in the first half of 2020 and at the same time coal's share fell from 77 to 68 per cent.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Suicide Or Murder' actress: The film is a movement against Bollywood mafias
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Shwetta Parashar is all set to debut in Bollywood with a film that is rumoured to be based on the life and death of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She insists the film aims to be a movement against Bollywood mafias.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bob Houghton's role was massive in us winning Challenge Cup, says Dias
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India midfielder Steven Dias has said coach Bob Houghton's role in helping them win AFC Challenge Cup 2008 was massive.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Tier-2, 3 cities lead in senior living space with 60% share
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tier-2 and tier-3 cities dominate the senior living segment, comprising nearly 60 per cent of the current projects, said a report by Anarock Property Consultants.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Uganda hit by nationwide power outage
Kampala, Aug 13 (IANS) Uganda was on Thursday hit by a nationwide power outage whose cause is not yet known, the state-run power generation company said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, South Africa,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Tax raids to be approved only by I-T top brass: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a major move to curb unauthorised income tax surveys and raids, the Centre has now come out with an order that only the Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) and the Chief Commissioner for Income Tax (TDS) can approve I-T raids.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Australia to cut university fee support for failing students
Canberra, Aug 13 (IANS) The Australian government announced on Thursday that that it will stop subsidizing university fees for first-year students who fail half their subjects.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Education
Security bugs discovered in Amazon Alexa, fixed now
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers with cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies on Thursday said they recently identified security vulnerabilities in certain Amazon Alexa subdomains that would have allowed a hacker to remove or install skills on the targeted victims Alexa account, access their voice history and personal data.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Finally Pinarayi Vijayan visits landslide area with Guv
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Stung by criticism from various quarters for not visiting the landslide hit Idukki district, which saw 55 dead and 15 still missing, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan arrived at the accident site on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Jr. national c'ship in 2015 huge turning point for me, says Mahima
Sonipat, Aug 13 (IANS) Indian junior women's hockey team's defender Mahima Choudhary's journey to the junior team set-up has not been a straightforward one. The 20-year-old was once on the verge of quitting the sport for further studies because she was not getting picked, even for her state side. However, patience and determination, along with support from her parents saw her keep at it, and eventually become one of India's finest junior players in defense.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Hockey
No world peace without changing China: HK media mogul
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai, who was arrested over alleged collusion with foreign forces, said on Thursday that there would be no world peace without changing China, calling on Americans to support the citys fight for freedom, it was reported.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
BharatPe appoints Suhail Sameer as Group President
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Merchant fintech start-up BharatPe on Thursday announced the appointment of Suhail Sameer as Group President.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
'Growing body of children's literature beyond usual adventure genre' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In India it was long assumed that literature for children must have 'safe topics but in a world where Google knows everything, so do children. Now, a growing body of childrens literature beyond the 'adventure genre is helping young readers discuss issues like inequality, conflict or alternate perspectives on history with as much ease as their global counterparts, says educationist and entrepreneur Kavita Gupta Sabharwal., the founder of the Neev Literature Festival (NLF).
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Don't call us rebels': Pilot loyalist Vishvendra Singh
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Bharatpur MLA Vishvendra Singh, who was recently stripped of his Cabinet portfolio and suspended from the Congress for his open revolt against the Rajasthan government, has objected to the word 'rebel' being used to describe him and other MLAs from the Sachin Pilot camp.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Sushant's niece Mallika: I don't know a better person and I never will
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) For Mallika Singh, there is no better person she has known in life than her maternal uncle, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
National camp for archers in Pune from August 25: SAI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A team of 16 recurve archers, alongwith four coaches and two support staff, will report to the Army Sports Institute in Pune for a national camp on August 25, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) announced on Thursday. The campers will be tested for COVID-19 and undergo mandatory quarantine inside the campus before the start of sporting activities.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
US mulls changing shower rules after Trump's complaints
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US government has proposed changing the definition of a showerhead to allow increased water flow, following complaints from President Donald Trump about his hair routine, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Reconsider hosting IFFI this year: Oppn to Goa CM
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The Opposition on Thursday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to reconsider his decision to host the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India, citing the pandemic and the depleted status of the state treasury in the wake of the health crisis.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'Improved Covid outcomes in nations with higher TB vax'
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have found that tuberculosis (TB) vaccine administered during the past 15 years is associated with significantly improved Covid-19 outcomes.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,National,Health/Medicine
China launches 'Clean Plate' campaign against food waste
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China has launched a campaign titled "Clean Plate", in an effort to reduce food waste after President Xi Jinping called the amount "shocking and distressing", the media reported on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, China,Politics
Muslim women board objects to Tricolour face masks
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) The All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) has raised objection to the sale of Tricolour face masks on the eve of Independence Day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Physical hearings may resume in few benches with safeguards in SC from next week
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A committee of seven Supreme Court judges is inclined to begin physical hearings in at least two or three of its 15 benches as early as next week, said sources familiar with the development. The top court could also begin hearings with some additional safety measures.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Over 50% high schools reopen in Myanmar
Yangon, Aug 13 (IANS) Over 50 per cent high schools have reopened across Myanmar so far since last month amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an education official said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Myanmar,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Sridevi's 57th birth anniversary: Fans remember late superstar
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) On the 57th birth anniversary of Sridevi, fans took to social media to pay homage to the late Bollywood superstar.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
PTI journalist found dead in Ranchi
Ranchi, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior journalist and bureau chief of PTI news agency P.V. Ramanujam was found dead on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media
Yuvraj pays tribute to 'greatest left-handed legends'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Thursday paid tribute to "the greatest left-handed legends" of cricket on the occasion of International Left Handers' Day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
8 more Americans in S.Korea test COVID-19 positive
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) Seven more American service members and a Department of Defense civilian contractor tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon their arrivals in South Korea, the US Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,International
'Google Bolo' to teach UP kids how to pronounce
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) More than one crore children enrolled in around 1.13 lakh primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will now be able to improve their pronunciation in both Hindi and English, by using Google's 'Bolo' app.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Technology
Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Pak opt to bat (Toss)
Southampton, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series against England starting Thursday at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Renowned singer Zubeen Garg verbally abused in Guwahati
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) Renowned Assamese singer Zubeen Garg was verbally abused by a group of six unidentified men in Guwahati on Thursday, police said, adding that a probe has been launched into the incident.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Cinema/Showbiz
China-Africa ties tense, despite Beijing's economic focus on region
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Call it irony, but tension between Africa and China has been rising despite the latters increased investments in the continent and loan waivers. The dragons investment in the continent surged from an estimated $75 million in 2003 to $5.4 billion in 2018.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy
Sushant fans troll Deepika Padukone for her 'depression' tweets after his death
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone is being trolled by fans of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. They seem to be upset with the actress because she had been vocal about depression and mental health on social media soon after Sushant died on June 14.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Chopra, Manjrekar laud seven-year old girl for helicopter shot
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India opener Aakash Chopra has shared a small clip on social media of a young, female cricketer playing a helicopter shot - the signature shot of former India captain MS Dhoni - and expressed his excitement at seeing the talent.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'Transparent taxation' to strengthen tax system: Shah
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that the launch of the 'Transparent Taxation' platform is aimed at strengthening India's taxation system and is a gift to honest taxpayers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
B'luru mob also attacked property of Cong MLA's siblings
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) In the recent Bengaluru riots on Tuesday night, it was not only the Congress MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy, who suffered arson and vandalism but his siblings also bore the brunt, he said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I-T to publish periodic service standards, keep taxpayers info confidential
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The much anticipated taxpayers' charter which comes into effect from Thursday mandates the Income Tax Department to publish standards for service delivery in a periodic manner.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Politics
Police team attacked by mob in UP district
Kaushambhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A mob attacked a police team in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambhi district that had gone to arrest a person accused of theft.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PM unveils 'transparent taxation', rights charter for taxpayers (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) To further digitise the Income Tax Department's functioning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform among other reforms.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Facilities at N.Korean nuclear complex may be damaged by flood'
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) Significant flooding has taken place along a river near North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex, and facilities could have been damaged as a result, a monitoring website said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Janhvi posts pic with Sridevi on mother's 57th birth anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor on Thursday shared a memory of her mother, late superstar Sridevi, on the occasion of her 57th birth anniversary.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Lenovo launches AI-driven Yoga Slim 7i laptop in India
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Lenovo on Thursday introduced a new addition to its popular Yoga series in India for a starting price of Rs 79,990.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology
MVA refreshed as Pawar clan weathers storm in teacup
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) heaved a collective sigh of relief as a key ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) weathered what turned out to be a storm in a teacup.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Majority of people in Kathmandu don't wear masks: Report
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Kathmandu, majority of people in Nepal's capital city do not wear masks, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
I was confident in myself, says Choupo-Moting post PSG win over Atalanta
Lisbon, Aug 13 (IANS) Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has said he always believed that Paris Saint-Germain could win despite being a goal down against Atalanta for most parts of the Champions League one-legged quarter-final tie.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Perez tests negative for COVID-19, will compete in Spanish GP
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) Formula One racer Sergio Perez will make a return to racing with Racing Point at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for coronavirus.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
11 more die of Covid-19 in Telangana, 1,931 new cases
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Eleven more people died of Covid-19 in Telangana while 1,931 tested positive for the virus, officials said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Facebook rolls out info hub to fight interference in US polls
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to protect election integrity, Facebook on Thursday announced dedicated centres that will connect US voters to accurate and easy-to-find information about voting ahead of the 2020 polls.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Yemeni Prez leaves for US for annual medical checks
Sanaa, Aug 13 (IANS) Yemen's internationally-backed President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left for the US for his annual medical check-ups, state-media reported on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Ankita reaffirms support to Sushant's family in their fight for justice
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Ankita Lokhande continues to stand by the family of her former boyfriend, actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She has supported their demand for a CBI probe, for a free and fair investigation in the case.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
J&K Police examining evidence in alleged fake encounter case
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Police said on Thursday it has deputed a team headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to complete all legal and technical formalities into the disappearance of three persons belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Warne like a mentor & friend to me now, says Kuldeep
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) India's chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has said spin legend Shane Warne, who has always been an idol to him, has helped him in many ways and the two share a good rapport now.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
'Patna FIR best be regarded as Zero FIR and transferred to Mumbai'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Rhea Chakraborty in her written submissions in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Patna FIR of July 25, could at best be regarded as a zero FIR and transferred to the Mumbai Police.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Odisha records highest 1-day spike of 1,981 corona cases
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha registered the highest single-day spike of 1,981 Covid-19 positive cases in last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 52,653, said the health department on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Pak rejects allegations of 'illegal fencing' along Afghan border
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan's insinuation that Islamabad was conducting "illegal fencing" along the two countries' border, adding that it was being done to address "serious security concerns".
2020-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Russia pays fine to World athletics to avoid expulsion
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian Athletics Federation, known as RusAF, has confirmed that they have paid the $6.3 million fine with the help from country's sports ministry in order to avoid expulsion from the World Athletics.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Athletics
Xiaomi pledges 2,500 smartphones worth Rs 2cr to kids in India
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) India's biggest smartphone seller Xiaomi on Thursday said it has partnered with its network of distributors and retail partners to donate 2,500 brand new smartphones worth Rs 2 crore to help needy children in India to continue their education amid the pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Israel strikes Hamas sites in retaliation
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israel said on Thursday that it struck Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip after militants in the Palestinian enclave launched explosive balloons into southern Israel.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
No extra premium on planes flying to tabletop airports
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tabletop airports though considered risky, Indian insurers do not charge anything extra on their basic premium while providing insurance cover for the planes and the passenger liability, said industry experts.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Ram, Bhushan & Shourie withdraw contempt plea
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Noted journalist N. Ram, advocate Prashant Bhushan and former Union Minister Arun Shourie withdrew their petition from the Supreme Court. The petition sought directions to declare unconstitutional a contempt law provision, which makes scandalising courts an offence.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sushant's sister Shweta: Demanding an unbiased investigation is our right
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, posted a new video on Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday, to reiterate her demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the death of the late actor.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Charge sheet read out to 'rape' accused Kerala Catholic bishop
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) A court here on Thursday read out the charge sheet to rape accused former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal and set the date for commencement of trial on September 16.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ED summons SSR's personal staff, will probe doc collected from Rhea, others
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Widening its probe in the money laundering angle into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned the personal staff of the late Bollywood actor.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung Galaxy M31s: Makes a stellar entry in Rs 20K segment
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The mid-price smartphone range has become super hot in India and South Korean tech giant Samsung has once again taken the competition head-on.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Australia's unemployment level hits 22-year high
Canberra, Aug 13 (IANS) The number of unemployed Australians actively looking for work has surpassed 1 million for the first time in the last 22 years, official data revealed on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Manner of victory in 1st Test gives us lot of confidence, says Root
Southampton, Aug 13 (IANS) England captain Joe Root feels the dramatic win in the first Test against Pakistan should hold them in good stead as they get ready to take the field for the second game starting Thursday at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
School set ablaze in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 13 (IANS) Unknown armed men set a school ablaze in Taluqan city, the capital of Afghanistan's Takhar province, on Thursday, a local official said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
No FIR was lodged in Mumbai due to political pressure: Bihar to SC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bihar government in its written submission to the Supreme Court on Thursday said that on account of political pressure in Maharashtra, neither an FIR was lodged nor any cooperation was provided to Bihar Police in the case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
NZ reports 14 new COVID-19 cases amid 2nd wave
Wellington, Aug 13 (IANS) New Zealand reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, amid a second wave of the virus resurgence in the country.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
LA County reports 1st West Nile virus death in 2020
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Los Angeles County has reported its first death of the year caused by West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
COVID-19: Zero positive cases recorded in NBA before restart
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Of the 342 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on August 5, zero have returned confirmed positive tests. The 2020 NBA Playoffs are slated to begin on August 17.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
S.Korean Prez's approval rating falls to 43.3%: Poll
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating fell for two straight weeks due to damages from the torrential rains and the government's efforts to stabilize housing prices, a weekly poll revealed on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Fast growing wildfire in California forces mass evacuation
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) A fast growing wildfire in California's Angeles National Forest, prompting evacuation orders for over 500 nearby residence.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab official gets HM's medal for cracking targeted killings
Chandigarh/Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Five police officials, one each from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and three from Haryana, are among those who have been chosen for the Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
5G to herald data-drive intelligent fintech revolution: Huawei
Singapore, Aug 13 (IANS) The proliferation of 5G applications will provide abundance of data with various dimensions, requiring more detailed and accurate enterprise credit assessment and anti-fraud analysis in the fintech industry, a top Huawei executive said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Women no longer willing to compromise on compatibility
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) After 74 years of Independence are women in this country able to choose their own destiny, their life paths or even their own life partner? While matchmaking is still a family affair in India, matchmaking platform Shaadi.com has seen that singles are increasingly taking control of this journey. 70 percent profiles are created on the platform, are by the users themselves and only 30 percent are created by parents.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Scientists identify hundreds of drugs to treat Covid-19
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have used machine learning (ML) to identify hundreds of new potential drugs that could help treat Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 19 new COVID-19 cases, including 11 imported cases, health authorities said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, China,International
Musical Ode to Front-Line Warriors of our Police Forces
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) While we may applaud healthcare workers in their fight against the pandemic, let's not forget our police forces who help us sleep fearless night after night, pandemic or not.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Newsprint paper manufactures voice concerns
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Indiscriminate import and dumping of newsprint paper is threatening the very survival of the domestic newsprint industry, says the Indian Newsprint Manufacturers Association (INMA), the apex body of newsprint manufacturers in India.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
5 tips for easy home gardening
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Growing and maintaining a garden at home is a fun and rewarding way to care for nature. Especially in these boredom-filled days of lockdown, there is no other hobby that can excite enough than gardening.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Manoj Bajpayee, wife lead the cause of generating livelihood locally
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and his wife Shabana Raza Bajpayee have lent their support to an initiative called 'Shramik Sammaan' that aims to generate employment for the migrant workers who have returned to their home towns and villages during the lockdown.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Sanctions cause damage to Syrians, says Assad
Damascus, Aug 13 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the Western sanctions on the war-torn country have caused damage to the people, adding that the response should be increasing production.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
ISL: Odisha FC signs Steven Dias as Indian assistant coach
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Odisha FC on Thursday announced the signing of former India international Steven Dias as their new Indian assistant coach ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). The 36-year-old former mid-fielder has joined the Bhubaneswar-based club on a one-year deal.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Football
Facebook could face up to $500bn in fines in new lawsuit
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Facebook could face up to $500 billion in fines if it is found violating laws in the US in a class action lawsuit that accused its subsidiary Instagram of collecting biometric data without the consent or knowledge of users, the media reported.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Weekend getaway on Independence day?
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) The fact that we are now free to move outside our homes after months in lockdown, is the sweetest feeling of independence since our teen years.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Gallery collective goes online to say: Restart art
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Restart Art, an initiative by the Mumbai Midtown Arts Collective, will launch its first digital exhibition on August 15 featuring 15 young artists. The initiative aims to provide a digital platform for the artists to showcase their work, and connect them to new collectors and art lovers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
64% people with disabilities facing severe money woes: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) As the pandemic intensifies, nearly 64 percent people with disabilities say they are facing financial problems, and nearly 60 percent have zero income in these trying times, a new survey has revealed. It also showed that a significant number of PwDs either lost their jobs or are incurring losses in business.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Jordan to close border crossing with Syria
Amman, Aug 13 (IANS) Jordan has decided to close the Jaber border crossing with Syria for one week starting from Thursday after an increase of local coronavirus cases.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
LeT hideouts busted in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The police in Jammu and Kashmir have busted two hideouts of the proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar e Taiba in South Kashmir's Pulwama district and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Losses from Beirut explosions exceed $15bn: Lebanon Prez
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) Lebanese President Michel Aoun said that losses from the explosions that hit the Port of Beirut on August 4 has exceeded $15 billion.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Being slow and steady is the best: Singer Sukhwinder Singh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Sukhwinder Singh feels that being "slow and steady" is the best way to live. The Bollywood singer, who has lent his voice for an anthem song "Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai" released by beverage brand Mountain Dew on the occasion of Independence Day, says "consistency" is what has helped him through the lockdown period.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Virat-Anushka appear in a social media IGTV series
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) Power couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have become the first Indians to appear on social media platform Instagram's popular 'Take a Break' series. The duo encourages everyone to stay safe and find moments of relaxation amid these difficult times.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Economic offences court also denies bail to Swapna Suresh
Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) Close on the heels of an NIA court denying bail to Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the gold smuggling case, an Economic Offences Court on Thursday, where the Customs has filed a case against her, also refused to give her bail.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
On World Elephant Day, B'luru Zoo accepts mahouts' contribution
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Bengaluru Zoo has commemorated the World Elephant Day by recognizing the pivotal contribution mahouts and their families make in the welfare of these giant mammals, an official said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Russian Deputy PM tests positive for COVID-19
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev has tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,International
TV star Vikas Sethi to launch production house with comedy web series
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) TV star Vikas Sethi has ventured into production along with his wife Jhanvi. The couple is all set to launch their company with a five-episode web series.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US Air Force helicopter shot, 1 pilot hurt
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A US Air Force helicopter was shot while flying over the state of Virginia, injuring one of the two pilots on board and prompting an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), according to media reports.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tests Covid positive
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
German state introduces compulsory face mask use in classrooms
Berlin, Aug 13 (IANS) North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) became the first federal state in Germany to introduce compulsory use of face masks in classrooms.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Germany,Education
PM unveils 'transparent taxation', Rights' Charter for taxpayers
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'transparent taxation' platform, which brings into effect faceless assessment of taxpayers, and the Rights' Charter for the taxpayers.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
No provocation will remain unanswered: Greek PM on E.Mediterranean
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "no provocation will remain unanswered" on the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Injured Sanchez doubtful for Europa League semi-final
Milan, Aug 13 (IANS) Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez's participation in Inter Milan's Europa League semi-final clash against Shakhtar Donetsk to be played on August 18 is in doubt after the Serie A side confirmed he has a hamstring strain.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Civilian hurt in Pak ceasefire violation, succumbs to injuries
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A civilian injured last week in Pakistan ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district succumbed in the hospital on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Film lyricist Chunakkara Ramankutty passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) Popular Malayalam poet and film and drama lyricist Chunnakara Ramankutty passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday, said family sources. He was 84.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Art/Culture/Books
Recovery rate from Covid-19 infection crosses 70% in India
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government on Thursday stated that 70.77 per cent people infected of deadly coronavirus have recovered and left hospital and quarantine centres. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated that 66,999 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in the last 24 hours taking the total tally of the cases to 23,36,637.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Permission to board derelict tanker off Yemen delayed: UN
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Permission was being delayed for a UN team to board a derelict tanker off the coast of Yemen, which threatens to leak more than 1 million barrels of oil, a spokesman said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Democrats slam Trump for refusing to budge in COVID-19 relief talks
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Democratic leaders slammed President Donald Trump's administration for refusing to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 relief package, as the two sides remain deadlocked over the issue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
IDCA to organise cricket c'ship league for deaf in March 2021
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian Deaf Cricket Association (IDCA), affiliated & recognised by the Deaf International Cricket Council (DICC), will organise the 2nd ODI National Zone Cricket Championship league for the deaf from March 1 to 5 next year.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Study reveals why Covid-19 virus impacts patients differently
Toronto, Aug 13 (IANS) Previously scientists have determined that entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells occurs through a receptor on the cell surface, known as ACE2 but a new study has found that the ACE2 receptor is at very low levels in human lung tissue.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
US' push for renewal of UN arms ban illegal: Iran
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) Senior Iranian officials have said that the US' bid to renew a UN arms embargo against Tehran lacked a "legal" basis.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Over 22,000 'Make in India' ventilators given to states: Centre
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday stated that it has distributed more than 3.04 crore N95 masks and over 1.28 crore PPE kits to states, union territories and Central institutions free of cost in the last five months. Over 22,000 'Make in India' ventilators have also been delivered.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NASA probe completes final practice before asteroid sample collection
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has performed its final practice before making its first attempt to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu's surface in October.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Nearly 4,000 people evacuated in Canada due to forest fire
Ottawa, Aug 13 (IANS) A forest fire in the Red Lake area of Canada's Ontario province has increased to over 750 hectares, forcing nearly 4,000 local residents to evacuate, according to authorities.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Canada,Environment/Wildlife
Why Gaurav Gera loves the internet as a comic artiste
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor-comedian Gaurav Gera, who has been tickling the funny bone of people with his online videos, loves the internet because the medium let him experiment with a variety of roles.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New Google portal to help developers build apps on Chrome OS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Google has launched a new website to help developers build Android apps for its Linux-based operating system as it saw massive demand for its Chromebooks in the second quarter.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
'Young people play important role in helping stop COVID-19 transmission'
Geneva, Aug 13 (IANS) Although most young people are not at high risk of severe disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, they play an important role in the collective responsibility to help stop the virus transmission, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Jailed widow in Bikru killing is a minor, says family
Kanpur, Aug 13 (IANS) The family of Khushi, wife of slain gangster Amar Dubey, an aide of Vikas Dubey, has now claimed that the newly married girl is a juvenile.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN, partners continue needs assessments in Lebanon
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The UN and its partners continue to conduct needs assessments and deliver emergency assistance to people in Lebanon in the wake of last week's massive explosions in Beirut.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Ramnaresh Sarwan pulls out of CPL 2020 due to personal reasons
Barbados, Aug 13 (IANS) Jamaica Tallawahs' assistant coach Ramnaresh Sarwan has pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) owing to personal reasons. He will be replaced by former West Indies spinner Ryan Austin in the franchise.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Barbados,Sports,Cricket
Travellers returning to Italy from 4 nations to be tested for COVID-19
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) Italy will begin COVID-19 testing for people returning from Greece, Spain, Malta, and Croatia, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Post-370: Stones still hurled but their edges have blunt in Kashmir
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Last year while most people were still processing the ramifications of the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of masked youth swarmed the streets in Anchar, a small neighbourhood in downtown Srinagar, waving Islamic flags and hurling stones on security forces
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Terrorism
NITI Aayog selects Oracle Cloud to transform Aspirational Districts
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Niti Aayog on Thursday announced it has selected Oracle to help it modernise vital IT infrastructure in 112 most backward districts as part of its Aspirational Districts Programme.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Cong to review all in-charge of states post MP, Raj fiasco (IANS special)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan political turmoil may have ended, but the grand old party has learnt a lesson. And, now the party is planning to take stock of each state organisation to avoid the repeat of Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Manipur where it faced rebellion. Here on, it will be addressing all local issues and settling the matters at the state level itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Turkey to resume academic year via distance learning
Ankara, Aug 13 (IANS) Turkey will resume academic year via distance learning programs and gradually restart face-to-face schooling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Minister Ziya Selcuk announced.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Power snaps on Janmashtami, UP Minister orders probe
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) A high level probe has been ordered by Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Shrikanth Sharma into the sudden 'blackout' in lakhs of homes on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday night. Thousands of smart meters installed in several cities snapped supply to even those consumers who had cleared their bills.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Imran Khan acting like 'God', has ruined Pak cricket: Javed Miandad
Lahore, Aug 13 (IANS) Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has lashed out at his former teammate Imran Khan, saying the current Pakistan Prime Minister has ruined cricket in the country.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
No change in ex-Prez Mukherjee's condition
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Equity indices trim gains, metal stocks rise
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices shed major gains made during the initial trade on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
2 US reconnaissance planes intercepted over Black Sea
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted two US reconnaissance planes flying over the Black Sea, the Defence Ministry here said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Defence/Security
Saudi G20 Presidency gives top priority to fighting epidemics
Riyadh, Aug 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's Health Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said the two main priorities of the G20 Presidency was fighting epidemics and developing digital health.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Israel registers new record of daily COVID-19 deaths
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israel has reported 17 new single-day COVID-19 deaths, the highest since the pandemic hit the country in February, taking the overall toll to 639, the Health Ministry said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,International
Son kills dad for snoring in UP (Ld)
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Did all work and no sleep lead to a case of patricide? A 28-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district has killed his father for disturbing his peaceful slumber with his snoring.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
32 fresh Covid cases in Agra
Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) With 32 fresh cases the Covid-19 tally in Agra has gone upto 2,209 as the recovery rate in this Uttar Pradesh district continued to improve and was around 80 per cent even as testing has gone up by over 1,000 cases each day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
'COVID-19 exposes shortcomings in California's preparedness for health threats'
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in California's preparedness for infrequent but catastrophic public health threats, which have caused serious health and financial consequences, according to a joint study
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Sao Paulo Governor tests COVID-19 positive
Sao Paulo, Aug 13 (IANS) Joao Doria, the Governor of Sao Paulo state which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Brazil,International
Buy Elon Musk-themed Apple iPhone 12 for over Rs 3.5 lakh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) If you can spend a little over Rs 3.5 lakh to buy an upcoming iPhone 12 that would come customised with Elon Musk and SpaceX themes, this is your moment.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
England's Laura Marsh retires from all forms of cricket
London, Aug 13 (IANS) England off-spinner Laura Marsh has announced her retirement from all forms of cricket. Marsh had decided to retire from international cricket last December and now she has taken the call to bid adieu to all forms of the sport following the cancellation of the inaugural season of The Hundred due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vaani Kapoor: Ayushmann is one of the most earnest actors of our generation
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor looks forward to working with Ayushmann Khurrana in an upcoming film. She says Ayushmann is one of the most earnest actors of this generation.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tigress found dead in UP's Dudhwa buffer zone
Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) The carcass of a young tigress from the buffer zone of the Dudhwa National Park has been found.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage (Ld)
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a "delusional" man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and the star of the 'Immigrant American Dream'.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Spanish region to ban outdoor smoking if there's no social distancing
Madrid, Aug 13 (IANS) The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia is set to ban smoking on streets and public places if people do not observe a safe two-metre distancing, authorities said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Spain,Politics
Son kills dad for snoring in UP
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Did all work and no sleep lead to a case of fatricide? A 28-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district has killed his father for disturbing his peaceful slumber with his snoring.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
7 COVID-19 outbreaks in Louisiana linked to schools, colleges
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US state of Louisiana has reported seven COVID-19 outbreaks linked to schools and colleges.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
WBBL: Sydney Thunder re-sign South Africa speedster Shabnim Ismail
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Women's Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder have re-signed South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail of the sixth season of the league. Ismail will return for her second season at the club after taking 10 wickets at an economy of 5.88 in the fifth WBBL edition.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Peru partially reinstates stay-at-home measures
Lima, Aug 13 (IANS) Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has reinstated stay-at-home measures after health authorities detected a new spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
2 deployed in Himachal CM's security test COVID-19 positive
Shimla, Aug 13 (IANS) Two personnel deployed to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur's cavalcade were tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, triggering panic among state ministers and government functionaries.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
Additional CMO dies of corona, kin given another man's body
Varanasi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the mortuary at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) hospital, handed over the wrong body to the family of Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) who had died of Covid-19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
ByteDance in talks with Reliance Jio to sell its India biz: Report
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) As ByteDance continues to struggle in the US, a new report claimed on Thursday that China-based company that owns the short-video making app TikTok may sell its India business to Reliance Jio amid uncertainties around its operations in the country.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Top Seed Open: Coco Gauff upsets 2nd seed Aryna Sabalenka
Lexington, Aug 13 (IANS) Teenage sensation Coco Gauff pulled off another impressive win at the ongoing inaugural Top Seed Open, upsetting No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach her first WTA quarterfinal of the year.
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
This is how Facebook detects harmful content with AI systems
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) For effective content moderation, Facebook is relying on three aspects of technology to transform its content review process across its family of apps.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Aus medical officer 'insulted' by criticism of aged care response
Canberra, Aug 13 (IANS) Nick Coatsworth, Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer (CMO), has described criticisms against authorities that they were not prepared for COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care as "insulting".
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Politics
UP put on high alert for Independence Day
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has been put on high alert, ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Defence/Security
Twitter launches new API to help developers build top features
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Twitter has unveiled a new Application Programming Interface (API) to help businesses, academics and third-party developers build and launch new features faster.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Siblings seek justice for dead father, threaten suicide
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13 (IANS) Two orphaned siblings, whose father recently committed suicide, have threatened to commit suicide if those responsible for driving their father to take the extreme step are not booked.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Namibia suspends all domestic flights
Windhoek, Aug 13 (IANS) Namibia has temporarily suspended all domestic flights for 18 days amid an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, it was announced.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Namibia,Business/Economy
Palestine lifts weekly lockdown, eases COVID-19 restrictions
Ramallah, Aug 13 (IANS) Palestinian authorities have lifted the weekly lockdown and eased the tight precautionary measures imposed in the West Bank to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,International
COVID-19: Bolivia eyes October return for football
La Paz, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has outlined plans to restart the country's top football division in October following months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Paraguay,Sports,Football
Argentina's COVID-19 mortality rate rises among elders
Buenos Aires, Aug 13 (IANS) Argentina's mortality rate for COVID-19 patients aged over 60 years rose to 10.5 per cent, the Ministry of Health warned.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Mertens, Pliskova enter Prague Open quarter-finals
Prague, Aug 13 (IANS) No.3 seed Elise Mertens came out with a powerful performance as she defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in straight sets to seal her place in the quarter-finals of the Prague Open.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
Israel bars fuel shipment to Gaza, slashes allowed fishing zone
Jerusalem, Aug 13 (IANS) Israeli authorities announced its decided to bar the fuel shipment to Gaza and slash the allowed fishing zone from 15 to eight nautical miles in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from the Hamas-ruled enclave into southern Israel.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Ayushmann Khurrana hails SC verdict on equal property rights to daughters
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has hailed the Supreme Court verdict that gives daughters equal right to inherit property. He said it is a big and necessary step.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Two late goals help PSG oust Atalanta in Champions League quarters
Lisbon, Aug 13 (IANS) With two stunning goals in injury time, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) rallied to beat Atalanta 2-1, roaring into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 25 years.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
3 dead after passenger train derails in Scotland
Dublin, Aug 13 (IANS) Three people have died after a passenger train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it was reported.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Ireland,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
For a large country like India, we hardly have any artistic infrastructure: Jitish Kallat
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) When internationally renowned artist Jitish Kallat stayed in self-isolation in his studio after a recent trip to the US, what began at the time as a purely accidental activity slowly developed into his new series of drawings titled 'Circadian Study' (contact tracing) that opened at Nature Morte's online Viewing Room on August 11. In an interview with IANS, among other things, the artist talks about his concerns, what drives him towards a particular medium, his 'process' and "learning to value patience alongside persistence".
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
Global COVID-19 cases tops 20.5mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 747,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,International
Vidya Balan: I find it easier to follow my heart
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Vidya Balan does not like to follow norms. She finds it easier to follow her heart. The actress says doing something that is not natural to you can be a painful process, which she realised a few years ago.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UN chief calls for more investment in youth
United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for more investment in youth on the occasion of International Youth Day.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Egypt concludes Senate election amid anti-coronavirus measures
Cairo, Aug 13 (IANS) Egypt concluded the two-day election for its first Senate, which has been created in a 2019 constitutional amendment, amid anti-COVID-19 precautionary measures at polling stations nationwide.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Egypt,Politics
Manoj Muntashir : Rahat Indori was a star who enlightened us (FIRST PERSON)
(Many moons ago the iconic poet and lyricist Rahat Indori told a budding, 16-year-old poet to work hard because he saw potential in the boy. The teenager, now the renowned poet-lyricist Manoj Muntashir, remembers his idol Indori, who passed away on August 11)
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
Swadeshi doesn't means boycotting foreign goods: Sangh chief
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Speaking about Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat emphasised on the need for a third model of development and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about self-reliant India on this basis itself.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US stocks rise as tech shares rebound
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) US stocks ended higher as major tech shares recouped some of their losses from the prior session.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Putin, Macron discuss situation in Lebanon, Ukraine by phone
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation, discussing the situation in Lebanon, Ukraine and Belarus, the Kremlin said in a statement.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Gunjan Saxena: Set-piece biopic manages to regale (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )
"Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl"; Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Viineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij; Direction: Sharan Sharma; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-08-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
UK mulls new rules to make online political campaigning more transparent
London, Aug 13 (IANS) The British government announced its plan to overhaul the rules governing online political campaigning to make it more transparent.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
3 companies in race of contract to build new parliament
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of seven companies who were in the race to get contract to construct the new Parliament building, three have been selected to submit online financial bids, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine production within 2 weeks
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS) Russia will start the production of its COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks, the country's health minister Mikhail Murashko said.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Russian Federation,Politics
Arrested Hong Kong tycoon tells protesters to be 'careful'
Hong Kong, Aug 13 (IANS) Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai - the most high-profile person to be detained under a controversial new security law - has warned young protesters they need to be "more cautious" now.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Hong Kong,Politics
71 Bangladeshis return home from Beirut
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A C-130J transport aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force -- carrying 71 repatriated Bangladeshi nationals from Lebanon -- returned home on Wednesday after handing over humanitarian and 'Goodwill Aid' of nine tonnes of food items, two tonnes of medicines & medical supplies as relief assistance to the victims of the horrific explosion in Beirut on August 4.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
4 policemen among 7 remanded over ex-Army officer killing
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A Cox's Bazar court of Bangladesh has granted permission to the Rapid Action Battalion, the elite force of Bangladesh, to interrogate seven people in custody, including four policemen, in the murder case of retired Army officin custody 7 people, including 4 policemen, in the murder case of retired Army Sinha Md Rashed Khan on July 31 in Teknaf the border area of Myanmar.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
ASI death: Building collapse turned into political battle
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Alleging corruption in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled Municipal Coropration of Delhi (MCD), the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded an enquiry in the collapse of the illegal three-storeyed building here which caused the death ASI Zakir Hussain.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dozens of Beirut clinics non-functional after blast
Beirut, Aug 13 (IANS) The damage caused by last week's deadly explosion in Beirut continues to hamper healthcare in the Lebanese capital.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Lebanon,Politics
Cong blames 'toxic' TV debate for Tyagi's untimely demise
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Congress has blamed 'toxic' TV debate for the untimely demise of its spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi, who passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal files suo-motu case against hospital for negligence
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Day after a 60-year old Covid patient died while waiting in an ambulance outside a private hospital in Kolkata, the West Bengal health regulatory commission on Wednesday filed a suo-motu case against the hospital authorities.
2020-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Terror funding module busted in Kashmir, 3 arrested
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) The J&K Police on Wednesday busted a terror funding module from North Kashmir's Bandipore district, with the arrest of three persons, officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
IYC activists stage protest against draft EIA notification
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Wednesday staged a protest at the residence of Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar over the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2020, alleging that it has been designed to profit only a few.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Tattooed body in sack' mystery solved, four held: Police
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The mystery of the tattooed body in a gunny bag, found in Delhi's Tughlakabad area earlier this month, has been solved with the identification of the murder victim and arrest of the four people who had beaten him to death, police said on Wednesday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah keen to resolve Naga, ULFA, other NE issues: Sarma
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) With the Centre and the NSCN-IM having resumed peace talks, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is keen to resolve the Naga, ULFA, and inter-state border issues in the northeast.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Record 7,883 Covid cases in K'taka, 2,802 in Bengaluru alone
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Karnataka on Wednesday registered a record number of 7,883 new Covid cases, out of which Bengaluru alone reported 2,802 cases, taking the state's tally to 1.96 lakh, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
RBI asks UCBs to implement system-based asset classification
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank has asked urban co-operative banks to implement system-based asset classification.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Magisterial investigation ordered into Bengaluru riots: CM
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) A "thorough" magisterial investigation has been ordered into the riots which broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
COVID-19: CAB defers player transfers window
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Wednesday deferred the window for transfer of its players in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP mourns Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi's demise
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Putting their political differences aside, BJP leaders on Wednesday mourned the sudden demise of Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies of cardiac arrest
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi (53) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
70% migrants returning to B'desh struggle to find employment: Survey
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Nearly 70 per cent of surveyed migrants who returned to Bangladesh from abroad between February and June 2020 are still unemployed, said a survey conducted on returnees in 12 districts across the country.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Gujarat's Covid toll crosses 2,700, tally rises to 74,390
Gandhinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Gujarat's Covid toll rose to 2,715 with 18 fresh deaths on Wednesday, while the state's tally now stands at 74,390 with 1,152 new cases.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
After Pilot-Cong patch up, BJP to send Muralidhar Rao to Raj
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Just days after the Congress and Sachin Pilot decided to bury the hatchet, the central BJP leadership has decided to send a key leader from New Delhi to 'take stock' of the current political situation in Rajasthan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
UAE, Sri Lanka identified as backup venues for 2021 T20 WC: Report
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the two backup venues for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup that is set to take place in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Will crackdown on night parties amid pandemic: Goa DGP
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa Police will crackdown on the participants and organisers of night parties amid the Covid-19 pandemic, state Director General of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Assam to launch mega scheme for women's financial empowerment
Guwahati, Aug 12 (IANS) In a bid to financially empower women, the Assam government would provide Rs 830 per month each to 17 lakh poor families under the ambitious "Orunodoi" scheme, Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Five family members burnt alive in Karnataka bus accident
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Five members of a family were burnt alive in the wee hours of Wednesday when the Bengaluru-bound bus they were travelling in caught fire for some unknown reason, an official said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Rapper Rishiking's new song 'Jai Hind' gets 500k views within a day
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Rapper-composer Rishikesh Pandey, popularly known as Rishiking, has come up with a new patriotic number dedicated to the Indian Army and army officers, and the song has garnered 500k views on YouTube within a day of release.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hafeez isolates from Pak squad after breaching bio-secure protocols
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has isolated himself from the Pakistan squad after breaching the bio-secure bubble in place for their tour of England, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Katra-Delhi express road corridor by 2023: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday informed that work has started on the first-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu and Kashmir)-Delhi Express Road Corridor which will be ready by 2023.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Political workers, Panchayat members to be provided better security: J&K L-G
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that the administration will ensure better security arrangements for political workers and Panchayat representatives.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Maha Covid deaths, cases zoom up again, but recoveries rise too (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) After a brief lull, Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths and cases soared again into thee higher ranges with the Mumbai region seeing a jumping of 1,000 deaths in just eight days, but simultaneously, recoveries have also improved, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt withdraws state-wide lockdown on Aug 28
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Wednesday withdrew the complete lockdown on August 28 and imposed a curfew on August 20 instead.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan again resorted to small arms firing and intense mortar shelling on Wednesday, violating the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
When TV star Namit Khanna turned model-cum-photographer during lockdown
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) TV star Namit Khanna recently carried out the dual job of being a model and a photographer for a campaign at the same time, and he loved it.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ordnance Factory makes bullet-resistant jackets for TN Police
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The first batch of bullet-resistant jackets made by the Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi, here was handed over to the Tamil Nadu Police, a defence release said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Defence/Security
Kerala to use call records to trace contacts of Covid patients
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) In a move to help health authorities ensure that the spread of Covid is kept under control, the Kerala government has given the nod to track the mobile call detail record (CDR) of Covid positive cases, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
US strikes $1.5bn deal for 100mn doses of Moderna Covid vax
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) The US government has entered into a $1.5 billion deal with biotechnology company Moderna for the manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha govt approves drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 cr
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) The Odisha Cabinet on Wednesday approved four mega drinking water projects worth Rs 800.27 crore.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Anuradha Paudwal: I feel peace when I sing bhajans
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Singer Anuradha Paudwal has sung many devotional songs apart Bollywood hits, and has now released a new bhajan on the occasion of Janmashtami.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
MCA panel suggests 2 formats for business responsibility reporting
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has recommended two separate formats for companies to file business responsibility reports.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Maniesh Paul relives 'sitting in style' during free period at school
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-anchor Maniesh Paul on Wednesday went down memory lane and shared a throwback picture from his school days.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Road transport ministry allows sale of EVs without pre-fitted batteries
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has allowed registration of electric vehicles without pre-fitted batteries. For the promotion of electric two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles, there are recommendations brought to the notice of the ministry to delink the cost of battery (which accounts for 30-40 per cent of the total cost) from the vehicle cost.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Chennai Air Customs seize narcotics worth Rs 1.65 crore
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Two postal parcels from Belgium and Netherlands containing narcotics were detained by Customs, said Commissioner of Customs, Chennai International Airport on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KIsan Congress to protest outside PMO on Aug 17, if demands not met
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Four days after writing to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar demanding the extension of loan repayment by farmers from August this year to March 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Wednesday threatened to protest outside the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) if the demands are not met.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IMA doctors to help Kolkata Police in Covid rescue drives
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA), a voluntary body of doctors in India, on Wednesday decided to appoint at least 2-4 doctors per police station under Kolkata Police's jurisdiction to help the force in rescuing critical Covid patients in the eastern metropolis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Twinkle Khanna reacts to 'period leave' debate
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna has reacted to the debate raging on social media, ever since a food delivery giant announced that all its women employees, including transgender people, can avail up to 10 days of period leaves in a year.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ali Asgar is 'honoured' to play Akbar in new show
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Ali Asgar says he feels honoured to play a strong character like Emperor Akbar in a new TV show.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Top hawala operator nabbed in Delhi suspected of working for Chinese intelligence (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Nabbed in a crackdown on a multi-billion hawala racket operating in Delhi-NCR, Luo Sang, alias Charlie Peng, is suspected to be an agent of the Chinese intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security (MSS).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Discoms dues to renewable generators rise 50% in Q1 FY21
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Not only in the conventional sector, discoms dues have also risen sharply in the renewable space adding further pressure in the power sector to continue generation without being paid.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Krushna Abhishek on Bharti Singh: Our camaraderie is on a different level
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek has joined hands with comedian Bharti Singh once again. He says their camaraderie is on a different level.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid dampens Janmashthami spirit at Krishna Janmabhoomi
Mathura/Vrindavan, Aug 12 (IANS) Never before has the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi worn such a forlorn look on Janmashthami. Without devotees this time due to the Covid pandemic, it was a sight that the twin-towns of Mathura and Vrindavan had never witnessed.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
After 3 months, I-T Dept to send communication to assessees facing probe
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After a gap of three months, the Income Tax (I-T) Department will once again start sending communications to assessees facing investigation or proceedings under the Income Tax Act, black money or benami property violations.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Ali Fazal thanks late Robin Williams for healing him through his childhood
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal says late Hollywood star Robin Williams helped him get through his childhood in many ways. He adds that when Williams passed away, he received an unforgettable jolt.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Apple supplier Foxconn beats expectations with Q2 profits
Taipei, Aug 12 (IANS) Major Apple supplier Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, on Wednesday reported better-than expected results for the second quarter of this year on the back of strong server and computing business amid the pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Technology
England will probably be a touch light in their middle order, feels Younis
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels the team can cash in on the absence of star England allrounder Ben Stokes in the second Test starting from Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Action against cops after Aligarh incident involving MLA
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended the station officer of Gonda police station, Anuj Kumar Saini, who was involved in an alleged brawl with BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Golfer Atwal returns to Wyndham Championship
Greensboro, Aug 12 (IANS) Arjun Atwal, one of India's most decorated golfers, returns to the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship this week, the scene of his most memorable triumph a decade back.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Golf
Defence chief negates CAG report on shortage and use of sub-standard high-altitude clothing
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As India rushes to procure winter clothing for thousands of troops positioned along the disputed India and China border, the army headquarters has contradicted the government's auditor findings about alleged shortage and use of sub-standard snow goggles, multipurpose boots and other high-altitude clothing and equipment essential in reserves for troops posted in areas such as Ladakh and Siachen.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kushal Tandon in music video of single that pays tribute to Pulwama martyrs
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) TV star Kushal Tandon is back in the music video of a new single that pays tribute to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Red Bull Ring calling the Repsol Honda Team
Vienna, Aug 12 (IANS) Forecasts are predicting a wet and wild Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring as Alex Marquez and Stefan Bradl look to launch a rejuvenated challenge.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Refrain from inappropriate social media posts: Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) With a provocative social media post triggering violence in Bengaluru, Telangana Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy and Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Wednesday cautioned people against posting inappropriate content online.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gehlot seeks to put a lid on Rajasthan crisis
Jaipur, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after MLAs from Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp expressed their annoyance over the induction of former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and his rebel MLAs back into the Congress, Gehlot on Wednesday sought to put a lid on the crisis.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Hema Malini sings Janmashtami bhajans
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini, an ardent Lord Krishna follower, unveiled two devotional songs on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Atletico women's team suspend training after four COVID-19 cases
Madrid, Aug 12 (IANS) The Atletico Madrid women's team have suspended training following four positive cases of COVID-19 emerging among their squad and staff.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Life Prep Academy sign Ann Mary Zachariah, Siya Deodhar
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Life Prep Academy announced signing of Ann Mary Zachariah and Siya Deodhar.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Rasika Dugal: My career is about different people seeing me in different roles
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal has played a myriad of roles in her Bollywood career, and she credits different people with different ideas for such opportunities.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
I-T officers asked to attend PM's web telecast 'without fail'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued instructions for mandatory attendance of officers to view the web telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modis address to I-T officers and taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
59 inmates in Kerala jail test COVID positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) As many as 59 prisoners in Thiruvananthapuram jail tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Radhika Madan joins the 'Binod' meme frenzy
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Known for her quirky captions on social media posts, actress Radhika Madan has now indulged in a meme that has taken the Internet by storm.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
5,871 fresh cases push TN's Covid tally to 314,620
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) The COVID-19 caseload of Tamil Nadu rose to 314,620 on Wednesday as 5,871 more people tested positive for the infection, while 119 more fatalities pushed its coronavirus death toll to 5,278, health officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NCLAT dismisses insolvency plea against Tata Chemicals
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld the NCLT's order to set aside the plea for initiating Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) against Tata Chemicals.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bangladesh: Police foil shrine terror plot, 5 arrested
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh said they have arrested five men and busted an alleged plot by the Neo-JMB terror group to attack a prominent Sufi shrine in Sylhet city.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Preity Zinta mourns demise of personal secretary
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta is saddened about the demise of her personal secretary, Prasad Rao.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Imran, I was your Captain and will now intervene in politics too': Miandad
Karachi, Aug 12 (IANS) In what seems to be another bombshell in the volatile Pakistani politics, batting legend Javed Miandad threw a challenge to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that he would oppose every decision of his if it goes against the interests of Pakistan.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Sports
Hina Khan: Bollywood looks down upon TV actors
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) She did television for over a decade and has featured in Hindi films, but actress Hina Khan fails to understand why small screen stars are looked down upon in Bollywood.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
CBI DSP gets HM medal for solving 2011 Dalit girl rape-murder case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Perseverance pays. This was proved once again when the "Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation" for 2020 was awarded to 121 police officers including CBI DSP Mukesh Sharma for solving the difficult case of the rape-cum murder of a Dalit girl by an Uttar Pradesh Police Constable.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Thane man suffers for phone number similar to Rhea Chakraborty's
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) A Thane man, Sagar Surve has been facing torturous trolls and is having sleepless nights for having a phone number that is similar to actress Rhea Chakraborty. The numbers are similar but differ by a single digit.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Foreign cos among 23 firms in pre-bid for running pvt trains
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Even as the Indian Railways plans to introduce the first set of 12 private trains in 2023 followed by 45 more in the next fiscal as per an initial timeline, the national transporter held the second pre-bid conference meeting which was attended by 23 companies including several foreign firms.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Birthday girl Sara Ali Khan pens special note for mom
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) On turning 25, actress Sara Ali Khan has penned a special message for her mother Amrita Singh.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is critical but stable: Hospital
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is critical but stable, said an official statement issued on Wednesday by the hospital he has been admitted to.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Pawar v/s Pawar: 79-year-old 'Chanakya's' earful to greenhorn grand-nephew
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) In an unprecedented outburst, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Wednesday openly snubbed his 30-year-old grand-nephew Parth A. Pawar over the latter's remarks and political stance.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
J&K's Covid tally crosses 26,000, toll rises to 498
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A total of 482 people tested positive for coronavirus in J&K on Wednesday, taking the Union Territory's tally to 26,413, while the death toll rose to 498 with eight more succumbing to the disease.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Special celebrations for elephants at Hyd Zoo including 82-yr-old Rani
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Eighty two-year-old Rani was the centre of attraction on World Elephant Day at the Nehru Zoological Park here on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Sudeva, Sreenidhi granted playing rights in I-League
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Football clubs Sudeva FC from Delhi and Sreenidhi FC from Visakhapatnam were on Wednesday granted direct entry to the I-League.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
B'wood hails SC decision on equal property rights to daughters
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Several Bollywood celebrities have hailed the Supreme Court verdict giving equal inheritance right of ancestral property to daughters.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399 (Ld)
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched Surface Duo in the US starting at $1,399. Surface Duo connects two PixelSense Fusion Displays to create one expansive 8.1-inch screen.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
England replace Stokes with uncapped Robinson in 14-man squad for 2nd Test
London, Aug 12 (IANS) England have called up uncapped fast bowler Ollie Robinson as replacement for all-rounder Ben Stokes in the 14-man squad for their upcoming second Test against Pakistan. The match starts on Thursday with England leading the three-match series 1-0.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Indian origin celebs hail Kamala Harris selection for VP race in US polls
Los Angeles, Aug 12 (IANS) With Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate for the upcoming US presidential elections, Indian origin celebrities in the West are euphoric.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
26 gram panchayats in Goa approach SC in mining case
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Twenty-six Gram Panchayats of Goa have approached the Supreme Court with an interlocutory application (IA) seeking impleadment in the Goa mining case.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Born on Janmashtami, Muslim man named son Krishna Muslim man named son, born on Janmashtami, as Krishna (Ld)
Indore, Aug 12 (IANS) In a rare example of communal harmony, Aziz Khan, a Muslim living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, gave a Hindu name to his son about 12 years ago.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Microsoft launches Surface Duo in the US for $1,399
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft on Wednesday launched foldable Surface Duo device in the US starting at $1,399. Surface Duo connects two PixelSense Fusion Displays to create one expansive 8.1-inch screen.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Covid Turbulence: AI to close down 5 European stations
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India has decided to close down five of its European stations to reduce costs and streamline operations in the Covid era.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Baahubali' director Rajamouli, family test Covid-19 negative
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Telugu filmmaker SS Rajamouli and his family have tested negative for Covid-19. The filmmaker tweeted to confirm the news on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Beirut explosion: Odisha asks factories to take safety measures
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) In the wake of the Beirut blast in Lebanon that killed over 150 people, the Odisha government has asked all factories to take all possible safety measures to prevent any untoward incident in the future, said an official on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Manoj Bajpayee, wife lead the cause of generating livelihood locally
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and his wife Shabana Raza Bajpayee have lent their support to an initiative called 'Shramik Sammaan that aims to generate employment for the migrant workers who have returned to their home towns and villages during the lockdown.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
MoS Defence tests positive for Covid-19
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence and AYUSH Shripad Naik has tested positive for Covid-19, the Minister tweeted on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
IAF objects to gender bias in movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has written a letter to Dharma Productions, Netflix and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), raising objections over inaccurate presentation of gender bias in the movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' which it said portrays the IAF in a bad light.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Bollywood
Born on Janmashtami, Muslim man named son Krishna
Indore, Aug 12 (IANS) In a rare example of communal harmony, Aziz Khan, a Muslim living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, gave a Hindu name to his son about 12 years ago.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Soha Ali Khan congratulates Kareena Kapoor on second pregnancy
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan shared a special message for sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan shortly after the latter announced her second pregnancy on Wednesday afternoon.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sushant-Rhea were slated to feature in Rumi Jaffery's film
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After many twists and turns in the mysterious death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a former cook of the late actor, Ashok Kumar Khasu, says that Sushant and his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty were in touch with writer-actor Rumi Jaffery for an upcoming project. This statement by Sushant's cook is important because Rhea and Rumi had reportedly exchanged telephone calls nearly 230 times.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Sushant Singh Rajput's family raises voice against defamation campaign
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The family of Sushant Singh Rajput has asserted that the actor was murdered, and alleged that they are getting threats as they continue their fight for justice.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sameer Gehlaut steps down as Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Sameer Gehlaut has stepped down as the Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance and henceforth will only be a Director in the company. Gehlaut is the founder of the company.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Global cues, profit bookings debt equity market
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian equity market closed marginally lower on Wednesday after six consecutive sessions of gains.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Don't chart separate vaccine procurement pathways, states urged
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 met for the first time on Wednesday to deliberate on logistics, procurement and administration of the coronavirus vaccine.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Apple Watch ECG feature gets regulatory approval in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) The Apple Watch ECG feature that uses onboard sensors to record the electrical pulses that make a heartbeat, is finally coming to South Korea.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Committed to change some people's path of unrest: K'taka Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) If unrest is the way of life for a few people, then the state government is committed to changing that path, said a minister on Wednesday after arson, riot and vandalism rocked Bengaluru.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
SC to hear plea seeking panel to probe mismanagement of Covid pandemic on Fri
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a plea seeking an independent inquiry through a commission headed by a retired apex court judge into the alleged gross mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gehlaut quits as Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Sameer Gehlaut has stepped down as the Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance and taken up the role of Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director of the company.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kamala Harris' nomination moment of pride for Indians: TN Dy CM
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Wednesday termed the nomination of US Senator Kamala Harris as the Democrats' Vice Presidential candidate for the upcoming US poll as a moment of pride for Indians.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
Heated exchanges between BJP MLA, Gonda SHO lead to tension
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) A verbal duel between BJP MLA Rajkumar Sahyogi and Gonda police station SHO Anuj Kumar Saini and accusations by both about manhandling by the other on Wednesday led to tension in the district, sources said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Need to reduce approval requirements for India to raise FDI'
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) India can thrive economically in the post-Covid world if it brings changes in policies to welcome global investments, including doing away with the large number of approval requirements for foreign direct investment (FDI), say experts.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Dalai Lama saddened by Bihar floods, writes to Nitish
Dharamsala, Aug 12 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressing sadness at the loss of lives and the suffering that the state is facing as a result of severe monsoon flooding.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IIT Roorkee joins Coursera to launch 2 AI, ML programmes
Roorkee, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee ((IIT-R) in partnership with leading online learning platform Coursera on Thursday launched two new online certificate programmes for professionals looking to build skills in data science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttarakhand ,Technology,Education
Punjab CM launches 'Smart Connect Scheme', gives smartphones to students
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday took a major digital leap forward with the statewide launch of its Rs 92 crore 'Punjab Smart Connect Scheme' by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who handed over smartphones to six Class XII students in a symbolic gesture.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Over 700 new corona cases in Jharkhand, Cong MLA tests positive
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Congress legislator has tested coronavirus positive in Jharkhand on Wednesday, the fourth such case in the state, even as over 700 new cases were detected across 22 districts in the state in the last 24 hours.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Club-level cricketer found dead at home in Mumbai suburb
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A club-level Mumbai cricketer has allegedly committed suicide after not being able to break into the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Mumbai fishermen find giant whale shark in net, probe ordered
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) A fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea, around 40-50 km off Colaba, netted a big and unexpected catch late on Tuesday night - a giant whale shark found to weigh over 2,000 kg, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Thoroughly investigate 'Chinese Hawala' racket: CAIT
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the Centre to investigate the "Chinese Hawala" racket busted by the Income Tax Department.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Nursing student jumps off UP medical college building, injured
Shahjahanpur, Aug 12 (IANS) A nursing student was critically injured after she allegedly jumped off the first floor of a medical college here in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Why is Bollywood quiet on Sushant? TV star Shilpa Raizada asks
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his home in Mumbai on June 14, the media, social media and Bollywood lovers in general have been vocally expressing their views on the tragedy.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
I-DAY: Delhi police pulls the strings on Chinese manjha
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As part of tradition, Delhi skies are studded with kites of various shapes and sizes just as Independence Day approaches.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Customs probing Kerala minister Jaleel over protocol violation
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Customs department is now probing if there was any protocol violation by Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel in the sensational gold smuggling case.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
No one should dare to repeat such acts, Pralhad Joshi tells K'taka HM
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The BJP seems to be in no mood to let pass Tuesday night's violence in Bengaluru by members of a community over a controversial social media post. Union Minister Prahlad Joshi on Wednesday spoke to the Karnataka Home Minister demanding "stern actions" be taken against those responsible, so that they don't "dare to repeat" what happened.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Smartwatch can track drug levels inside body in real-time
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real-time using a custom smartwatch that analyses the chemicals found in sweat.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Health/Medicine
Hyderabad may give traditional Muharram procession a miss
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) With the COVID-19 pandemic casting a shadow on Muharram, Hyderabad may miss the traditional 'Bibi Ka Alam' procession.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Subhash Ghai reacts to Mahima Chaudhry's claim that he bullied her
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai reacted to the claims of actress Mahima Chaudhry that he had bullied her and had made her life stressful by sending out a message to all producers that nobody should work with her.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Rashid Khan has got all the tricks in his bag: Brett Lee
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Australian pacer Brett Lee feels Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be the one to look out for in this year's edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) which starts from August 18.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Microsoft Xbox Series X launch confirmed for November
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) The Xbox Series X, Microsofts next-generation game console, is set to make its official appearance in November, although there is no information on pricing yet.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Cong MLAs insecure, welcome in BJP': Op Kamal continues in MP (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) "Operation Kamal" in Madhya Pradesh does not seem to have ended on March 10 when 22 Congress MLAs left the party for the BJP, thus bringing down the Kamal Nath government in the state.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Loans restructuring to increase lenders' refinancing requirements: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's decision to allow lenders to restructure loans would increase their refinancing requirements, especially for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), India Ratings and Research said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
In Covid times, rare market unison as bullion, equities on bull run
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in not just one aspect or two. In the world of investments and markets, it has also made an unprecedented trend occur in two investment portfolios -- gold and equities.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
58% APAC consumers increased online shopping during lockdown: Adobe
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) During the lockdown amid Covid-19, 58 per cent of consumers in the Asia Pacific region increased their online shopping frequency, according to an Adobe survey released on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Amid fresh government-NSCN (IM) talks, old issues resurface
Kohima/Itanagar/New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Amidst the fresh Central government-NSCN (IM) negotiations, numerous issues including the role of the government's interlocutor and Nagaland Governor R.N. Ravi and inclusion of Naga inhabited areas resurfaced.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
FC Barcelona player tests positive for COVID-19
Barcelona, Aug 12 (IANS) An FC Barcelona player has tested positive for coronavirus after reporting back for pre-season training, the LaLiga side said in a statement on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
Soldier injured in militant firing in J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier was injured when militants fired at a Rashtriya Rifles patrol in J&K's Baramulla district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
2022 CWG village plan scrapped due to COVID-19 pandemic
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Organisers of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games have decided to scrap the single athletes' village after a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found it could not be completed in time.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Dell, NITI Aayog launch 2nd student entrepreneurship programme
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Dell Technologies in association with NITI Aayog's Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on Wednesday announced the second Student Entrepreneurship Programme (SEP 2.0) that would mentor eight teams to foray into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,Technology,Education
Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, announced on Wednesday that they were expecting an addition to their family.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kareena and Saif announce: We are expecting an addition to our family
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Did Kareena Kapoor just announce her second pregnancy? The actress and her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, made an announcement on Wednesday mentioning a new addition to their family.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rescheduled Paris Marathon cancelled due to COVID-19 crisis
Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) The 2020 edition of the Paris Marathon, which was re-scheduled to take place on November 15, on Wednesday, has been cancelled due to implications put forward by coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Athletics
Confiscate B'luru rioters' properties like Yogi did: Karnataka MP
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Bengaluru South Member of Parliament Tejasvi Surya on Wednesday advised Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa to go the Yogi Adityanath way in confiscating the rioters' properties to compensate for the loss to public property.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Sri Lanka's new Cabinet sworn in
Colombo, Aug 12 (IANS) 26 new ministers were sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet on Wednesday after the country recently held a Parliamentary election which saw the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa winning a landslide victory, securing a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Politics
TN parties silent on Kamala Harris becoming Biden's VP pick
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's political parties are still to react on selection of US Senator Kamala Harris, who has roots in Chennai, as the running mate of Democrat Party's Presidential candidate Joe Biden for the November elections, while her aunt here is thrilled.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Diaspora,Politics
600-km highway to connect J&K tourist spots
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With the help of the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh UT administration are planning to connect all picturesque tourist resorts through a new 600-km-long highway circuit.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Home Minister stresses on thorough probe of any crime
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday emphasized on thorough investigation of any crime, saying it plays a "pivotal role in delivering justice". Shah's remark came soon after the prestigious 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation' for 2020 was awarded to 121 police personnel across the country. "A thorough Investigation plays a pivotal role in delivering justice. I congratulate all the recipients of the Medal for Excellence in Investigation-2020'. This is a recognition of the outstanding service and commitment of our police personnel. India is proud of them!," the Home Minister tweeted. Those awarded include 15 officials from the Central Bureau of Investigation, 10 each from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, eight from Uttar Pradesh Police, seven each from Kerala and West Bengal Police, and the remaining from other states and Union Territories. Of the 121 personnel, twenty-one are women police officers. The recipients are from Constable to Deputy Commissioner of Police ranks. A total of 96 police personnel from across the country were awarded the medal last year.The medal was constituted in 2018 with an objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise such excellence.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
80% Indian students think new jobs will soon arise: Survey
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of Indian students said new jobs and skill needs will arise as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic while 77 per cent revealed the pandemic has made them rethink their career path, a new survey said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy,Education
Big B gets emotional on mother's birth anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan paid a pictorial tribute to his late mother on her birth anniversary, and remembered her with a silent prayer in his heart.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Covid-19 pushes down growth of Indian Pharma market to 0.2%
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic is having a mixed bag for the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) that registered a muted growth in July on the back of a sharper decline in volumes and higher offtake of trade generic medicines.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Fujifilm launches square format smartphone printer in India
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Japanese photography and imaging major Fujifilm on Wednesday launched its first square format smartphone printer for Rs 12,999 in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Women's int'l cricket returns for the first time since 2020 T20 WC final
Dubai, Aug 12 (IANS) Womens international cricket returned on Wednesday for the first time since the final of the T20 World Cup as Austria host Germany in the first of five T20Is.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
One-day Kerala Assembly session on Aug 24
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Kerala Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided to hold a one-day sitting of the state Assembly on August 24.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Over 70% Covid patients recover in India: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the country's recovery rate has soared past 70 per cent due to successful implementation of an effective containment strategy, and aggressive and comprehensive testing coupled with standardised clinical management.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Celebs pray for speedy recovery of Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood and television celebrities took to their verified social media accounts on Wednesday to share prayers for veteran actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. While many expressed shock, they also wished Sanju Baba a speedy recovery.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Ayodhya temple trust seeks donation from devotees
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday made a formal appeal to devotees to make contributions for the temple.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Gurpreet and I have a lot in common, says Subrata Paul
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Iconic India goalkeeper Subrata Paul lauded fellow custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu as he recently went down the memory lane looking back at their relationship, saying that his younger colleague "has many glorious years in front of him".
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
'Post-mortem would have ended speculation on Lal Bahadur Shastri's death (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Lal Bahadur Shastri was "killed twice. First, in Tashkent and then, by us when we deleted him from our minds" by ignoring the circumstances of his death, says a new book on the death of Indias second Prime Minister.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Cong condemns B'luru violence, questions police role
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after the attack on its party MLA in Bengaluru, the Congress has condemned the incident and has questioned the role of the police in controlling the riots in which three persons died.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Hiring activity in India recovers 5% in July: Naukri.com
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The nationwide relaxations in lockdown and re-opening of critical industries have paved the way for a marginal recovery of five per cent in hiring activities in July compared to June, Naukri.com said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Aspirational Bharat sees 120% spike in productivity on phones: TECNO CMR survey
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A new Mobile Industry Consumer Insights (MICI) Survey, conducted by CyberMedia Research (CMR) in association with TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings on Wednesday revealed that consumers in Aspirational Bharat saw a 120 per cent spike in smartphone usage for productivity compared to pre Covid-19 levels.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL for ban on disinfectant tunnels
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to respond to a plea that sought immediate ban on the production, advertisement, installation, and use of disinfection tunnels which spray chemical disinfectants to contain the spread of Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Priyanka Chopra to Kamala Harris: Look how far we have come!
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has congratulated US Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on becoming the first person of Indian descent to achieve that honour.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Mumbai fishermen net a whale shark
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Late on Tuesday night, a fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea accidentally netted a big catch around 40-50 kms off Colaba.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife
Former cook says Sushant could not have been depressed
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) People closely associated with deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput continue to come out with new revelations, nearly two months after his mysterious death.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
I do feel I've got a lot more to give: Sibley
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) England opener Dom Sibley is hungry for more runs and does not want to rest on his bright start to the Test career.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Amid spike, Goa's 2nd Covid hospital becomes operational
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid a sustained spike in the coronavirus cases, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the state's second designated Covid-19 hospital was now operational.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
'Maha & TN with 31% active cases can hit Covid peak soon'
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said 10 states in India account for 81 per cent of total active Covid-19 cases. However, it is Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu who have contributed 23 per cent and 8 per cent respectively, and they could well be on their journey to defeat the virus soon, say experts.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sara Ali Khan has low-key birthday celebration
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan turned a year older on Wednesday, and she had a low-key celebration with her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan in Goa.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delhi police ASI dies as under construction floor of house collapses
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A Delhi police ASI succumbed to the injuries he sustained after the under construction third floor of a building in the Bara Hindu Rao area of North Delhi collapsed on Wednesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hockey teams to resume sporting activities at SAI Bengaluru from Aug 19
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The men's and women's hockey teams at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru will resume sporting activities from August 19, SAI said in a statement on Wednesday. The players had been asked to assemble at the campus on August 4.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
Muslim body wants hospital, school on Ayodhya land
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) is not in favour of constructing a mosque on the five-acre land given to Muslims in lieu of the Babri mosque.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Making every bit count: Hardik shares workout video ahead of IPL 13
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) set to kick start in the UAE from September 19, fit-again India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is raring to take the field for Mumbai Indians and he is leaving no stones unturned in his preparation.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
ED seizes mobiles, electronic gadgets of Rhea, kin
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the money laundering case in connection with late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has seized the mobile phones of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and her father Indrajit, sources said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Majeed Memon: Sushant was not as famous during his lifetime as after death
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party leader and senior criminal lawyer Majeed Memon has called out the media clamour around the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, saying that publicising every minute development adversely affects truth and justice. Memon is being criticised by a section of social media for his comment.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sevilla can beat 'biggest team in the world' Man Utd, says Lopetegui
Cologne, Aug 12 (IANS) Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has termed Manchester United as the biggest club in the world after his team set-up a semi-final clash against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's troops in the Europa League.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Goa telecom policy bats for instant approval for mobile towers
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa Cabinet on Wednesday approved the state Telecom Infrastructure policy which will enable single-window clearance for erection of mobile telephony towers and laying of telecom cables in the state. It will do away with the need for clearances from local elected bodies.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Technology
Shia board issues Muharram guidelines
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has issued its Muharram advisory, asking people to follow all norms of social distancing, wear masks and wherever possible, take part in Muharram rituals online or via TV channels broadcasting them.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Shakib is world class, will get into the groove quickly, feels Domingo
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo is confident that star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will get back into the groove fast once he makes a retun to international cricket.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
To end protests, Goa drops 45,000 sq. mts from IIT land for temple site
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Goa cabinet on Wednesday resolved to revert 45,000 sq. mts of land identified for the upcoming IIT-Goa campus project, to an existing temple following weeks of protests by the local villagers.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Goa,National
Sushant fans troll Sadak 2 trailer, with apologies to Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The trailer of the upcoming Mahesh Bhatt directorial, Sadak 2, was released on Wednesday morning and within a few hours, the number of dislikes on the video widely surpassed the number of likes on it. Interestingly, many netizens are trolling the trailer with apologies to Sanjay Dutt, cast member of the film who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
South Korea to ban 'backdoor online advertising' from September
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) South Korea will ban social media influencers from pitching a new product or service on their online platforms without disclosing their business ties with corporate sponsors from next month, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Defence/Security
Reliance Foundation partners with W-GDP, USAID to bridge gender gap
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Under the Womens Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a new partnership between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Reliance Foundation will bridge the gender and digital divide in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Pasteurising human milk inactivates Covid-19 virus: Study
Sydney, Aug 12 (IANS) New research adds to the growing body of evidence that pasteurising human milk inactivates the virus that causes Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
'It took police firing to control Bengaluru riot'
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) It took firing by the city police, resulting in the deaths of three people, to bring the riot under control in Bengaluru, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cancer survivors Manisha Koirala, Yuvraj Singh pen messages for Sanjay Dutt
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Cancer survivors, actress Manisha Koirala and former cricketer Yuvraj Singh, have taken to social media to pen words of encouragement and prayers for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
CPSEs driven consolidation, M&A may rescue FY21 disinvestment plan (Disinvestment blues in Covid times - Part 3)
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government's disinvestment plan is unable to gain any momentum even after a third of the year has ended, the focus once again has shifted to cash-rich and financially stronger central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) to initiate consolidation and merger acquisition exercise by buying government equity in companies lined up in the sell-off programme.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eng vs Pak: Ahead of 2nd Test, Atherton defends Azhar Ali
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Former England cricketer Michael Atherton has come to the aid of under-fire Pakistan captain Azhar Ali ahead of the second Test starting Thursday at the Ageas Bowl.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
LinkedIn sells SlideShare to digital library leader Scribd
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has announced to sell SlideShare, the hosting platform for presentations and other professional content to US-based e-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd for an undisclosed sum.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Punjab leaders should air grievances at party forum only: Cong
New Delhi/Dalhousie, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid the war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and former State President and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa, the Congress has said that those having grievances should speak at the party forum only.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Woman commits suicide along with minor son in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Aug 12 (IANS) A woman committed suicide along with her seven-year-old son by jumping before an oncoming train in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Brazilian Eli Sabia signs Chennaiyin FC contract extension
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday announced that Brazilian defender Eli Sabia has signed a contract extension that will see the 31-year-old feature in the 2020-21 campaign for the two-time Indian Super League champions.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Covid cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS Dir
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria, one of India's leading medical experts, has asserted that the coronavirus cases in the country have not yet hit their peak or even plateaued.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
NASA satellite finds 66 new exoplanets, 2,100 more 'candidates'
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) During its two-year-long primary mission, NASA's planet hunter TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our solar system, as well as nearly 2,100 candidates astronomers are working to confirm, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Top Hizbul commander Azad Lalhari killed in J&K encounter
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) Top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Azad Lalhari was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Follow these Vaastu tips to gain good health
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) A few changes in the Vaastu of your house can help you gain good health, even at a time when you might be suffering from stress and anxiety due to the locked and crisis created by the pandemic, says Dr Acharya Vinod Kumar Ojha.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Akshay Kumar the only Indian in Forbes 2020 list of 10 highest paid male actors
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar is the only Indian to feature in the Forbes 2020 list of 10 Highest Paid Male Actors in the world.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
V-P urges people to push Atmanirbhar campaign amid corona crisis
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Referring to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the economy, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged people to display greater resilience to defeat the virus and to give a major push to the Atmanirbhar campaign by all the stakeholders.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Harbhajan & Laxman used to trouble us a lot, says Gilchrist
Melbourne, Aug 12 (IANS) Australia legend Adam Gilchrist has said India's VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh always used to give them a hard time during the memorable faceoffs between the two cricketing giants in the early 2000s.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vijayan realises he is losing ground: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has realised he is losing ground on account of various reasons and "hence he is losing his bearings", said the Congress on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
How Bollywood is celebrating Janmashtami
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) On the occasion of Janmashtami celebrities took to social media to extend greetings to their fans, giving a glimpse on how they are celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday. When in lockdown a festival is a welcome distration, bringing with cheer and hope.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Maanayata requests Sanjay Dutt's fans to not fall prey to unwarranted rumours
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Maanayata Dutt issued a statement on Wednesday requesting fans not to fall prey to speculations and unwarranted rumours over the health condition of her husband, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
1,897 new corona cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) In one of the highest daily jumps in coronavirus infections, Telangana reported 1,897 new cases that increased its total tally to 84,544 while nine more fatalities during the last 24 hours took its death toll to 654, officials said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
With mannequins in PPE kits, Birbhum shopkeepers spread awareness
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) In a unique gesture to sensitise the public to Covid-19 crisis, many shopkeepers in West Bengal's Birbhum district have put up mannequins sporting face masks and PPE kits in the show windows.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Post-weaning depression: It's time we start talking about it
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) Post-weaning depression is a form of mental illness which can occur after a woman stops breastfeeding. Like other depression, it requires immediate medical attention. It is a result of hormonal fluctuations and/or the psychological stress of weaning the baby away from breast milk in favour of semi-solid food.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Help you children cope with fear and anxiety
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) People are developing idiosyncratic habits to cope in a world overwhelmed by a pandemic. In a matter of days the rules have changed, and continue to disrupt our daily lives to a great deal.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tiger Shroff joins 'Sunfeast India Run As One' initiative
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has joined 'Sunfeast India Run As One initiative', which according to the organisers, is country's largest citizen movement to restart livelihoods amid the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning this Independence Day.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Smudge-proof your makeup when wearing a mask
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANSlife) With the safety at the top of your mind hygiene rituals are replacing beauty routines, and wearing a face mask has become the new normal. While a mask covers most of our face, it should not stop one from wearing make-up. Do we apply makeup for to boost our confidence and or for others to see?
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
121 policemen awarded Home Minister's medal for excellence
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The prestigious 'Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation' for 2020 has been awarded to 121 police personnel across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
LeT terrorist held in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist was arrested in a joint operation by security forces in north Kashmir's Bandipore district on Wednesday, officials said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Odisha's corona cases cross 50K mark, toll rises to 305
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) Odisha's coronavirus cases reached 50,672 with the detection of record 1,876 new cases in the last 24 hours, the Health Department said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
4 killed, 8 injured in road mishap in UP's Mathura
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Four persons were killed and eight others injured in an accident involving a private bus and an unidentified vehicle on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district on Wednesday morning, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-Prez Pranab Mukherjee remains critical
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee's condition remains critical following an emergency brain surgery two days ago, and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital here said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Two held for UP BJP leader's murder
Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Two persons have been arrested for the murder of former BJP district president Sanjay Khokhar who was shot dead on Tuesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Asia's FIFA 2022 WC qualifiers postponed due to COVID-19
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 12 (IANS) Asia's upcoming qualifying matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup have been postponed to next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the entire world.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Malaysia,Sports,Football
Youths save woman stuck in Bengal flash flood
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) In an act of sheer bravery, two youths in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday rescued a woman who got stuck in a flash flood while washing clothes sitting along a riverbank.
2020-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Andhra launches scheme to promote entrepreneurship among women
Amaravati, Aug 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday launched a new scheme called 'YSR Cheyutha' aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among women to make them self-reliant.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Xiaomi starts rolling out MIUI 12 in India
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday announced its latest version of in-house Android-based skin MIUI 12 in India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
PM to launch platform for honouring honest taxpayers
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a platform to honour honest taxpayers on Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Gold, silver prices now collapse after record run
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Futures of gold and silver which were touching new highs every other day lately have started to falter in line with international markets and traders booking profits.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sushant's brother sends legal notice to Raut, seeks apology
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's BJP MLA brother Niraj Kumar Babloo has sent a legal notice to Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and sought an apology within 48 hours over his alleged offensive comments on Sushant relations with his father K.K. Singh.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Bihar,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Samsung's brand value estimated at $57.3bn, highest in South Korea
Seoul, Aug 12 (IANS) The brand value of Samsung Electronics Co. is estimated at near $57.3 billion, the largest among South Korean companies, according to a new report.
2020-08-12
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
You're strong & will see this tough phase through: Yuvraj to Sanjay Dutt
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has sent across a heartfelt message to Sanjay Dutt after it was revealed that the Bollywood superstar has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Lawyer Ujjwal Nikam invokes jurisdiction issue in SSR case
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Renowned criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam on Wednesday slammed the Bihar Police in the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput case, saying its allegations against Mumbai Police are 'regrettable' since the case is out of its jurisdiction.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Flurry of lockdowns interrupted recovery in Julu 2nd half: Bajaj Auto
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The flurry of lockdowns across the country in many major cities and states interrupted the recovery in the second half of July, according to Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto. "As a result the outcome in July was a bit lower than June retails," he added.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
England's shortened domestic season to conclude with Blast Finals Day
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday confirmed that this summers shortened domestic season will culminate with T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on October 3.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mozilla Firefox lays off 250 employees, shuts Taiwan operations
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Popular browser Mozilla Firefox has announced to lay off 250 employees and shut its operations in Taiwan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Telangana minister urges social media users to be responsible
Hyderabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Telangana Industries Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Wednesday said that social media cannot turn into an instrument for antisocial behaviour.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Eng vs Pak: Stokes-less hosts look to clinch series in Southampton (Preview)
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) England will be eager to register back-to-back series wins on home soil when they take on Pakistan in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series at the Ageas Bowl starting Thursday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Derogatory social media post accused arrested in B'luru
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) City police have arrested the person accused of posting a derogatory message which triggered riots in Bengaluru east last night, an official said on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IPL 13: Rajasthan Royals fielding coach tests positive for COVID-19
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday announced that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
TikTok monitored device data in violation of Google policies: Report
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) TikTok secretly collected device data for months via its Android app using a technique that Google prohibits developers from using without consent of users, The Wall Street Journal reported.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Defence/Security
Reward announced for info on Hapur rape accused
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) The Hapur police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Dalpat, the accused in the rape of a six-year-old girl.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
itel Vision 1 3GB with India's most affordable waterdrop display on Flipkart
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) itel, the leading smartphone brand from Transsion Holdings, on Wednesday launched itel Vision 1 3GB variant, a successor to its category disruptor smartphone Vision 1.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Harris's Indian and African-Jamaican heritages create American dream
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) Kamala Devi Harris has deftly melded her dominant African American identity with that of her Indian background as a Tamil to create the evergreen American classic of the immigrant dream.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Politics
Huawei patents smartphone with all screen fingerprint unlock tech
Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has reportedly filed a patent for smartphones with all-screen fingerprint unlock technology.
2020-08-12
Category: International, China,Technology
Kohli & Anushka's 'take a break' session leaves fans in splits
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma on Wednesday shared a video on their social media handles in which the duo got involved in a hilarious '#TakeABreak' session.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Karan Wahi: Was sceptical to shoot amid pandemic
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Karan Wahi, who is currently busy shooting for Khatron Ke Khiladi: Made In India, was initially sceptical to go outdoors and resume work, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mukherjee's daughter posts emotional tweet
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As former President Pranab Mukherjee remains in critical condition after a brain surgery, her daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee on Wednesday posted an emotional message on her Twitter handle.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trust to open bank accounts, seek donations for Ayodhya mosque
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), the trust constituted by the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya, is inviting donations and will open two bank accounts for the purpose.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
HI has utilised this period reall well to upskill umpires, says Shaikh
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) With domestic events put on a hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Hockey India has ensured this period is not lost on technical officials and umpires in the country.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Hockey
Donald will trump, predicts Kerala numerologist
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) Donald Trump may be trailing his Democrat rival Joe Biden in US polls in the run-up to the presidential poll, but a 68-year-old Kerala numerologist is ready to place his bet on Trump's re-election as the US President in November for the second term.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National
Vaping linked to higher Covid-19 risk in young adults: Study
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) A US study led by Indian-origin researcher has found that teenagers and young adults who used e-cigarettes (vaping) were more likely to be diagnosed with Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
2 light combat choppers made by HAL deployed in Ladakh
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Amid border tension with China in Eastern Ladakh, two Light Combat Helicopters developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have been deployed for operations at high altitude in Leh to support Indian Air Force missions.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
Adobe APAC MD joins tech firm New Relic to run India biz
Singapore, Aug 12 (IANS) US-based tech company New Relic on Wednesday announced to appoint Adobe APAC managing director Ben Goodman as senior vice president for its business in the ASEAN, India, Greater Hong Kong and Korea regions.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Low key Janmashtami celebrations in Agra as corona cases surge
Agra, Aug 12 (IANS) Gloom and despair greeted Krishna Janmashtami festival in the entire Braj Mandal battling with Covid-19.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
Double-centurion Kent batsman dropped for taking selfie with fans
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Kent batsman Jordan Cox has been excluded from the clubs next Bob Willis Trophy match against Middlesex starting on Saturday following a breach of the teams COVID-19 protocols.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Apple Watch future models to use micro-LED display: Report
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to use a micro-LED display instead of an OLED panel in its future Apple Watch.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Ram temple in Ayodhya and the question of faith (Comment)
Let's go to Ayodhya again. On August 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Ayodhya, the birthplace of Ram, in connection with the bhoomi pujan for the Ram temple. There was nothing unlawful about it. Following the Supreme Court verdict on the issue, the head of the government was participating in the ceremony for the construction of the temple organised by the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust. The event was telecast live on Doordharshan and other channels took live footage from Doordarshan.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Opinion/Commentary
Vir Das to release unscripted homegrown comedy special
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor and comedian Vir Das is set to unveil an unscripted homegrown comedy special that was created from his 30 virtual shows during the lockdown.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Tesla stock up 7% after car maker announces 5-1 share split
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Elon Musk-run Tesla has announced a five-for-one split of its common stock that goes into effect on August 21.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Business/Economy,Technology
Pak awarding illegal gold, uranium mining contracts to China in Gilgit-Baltistan
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan, in violation of international laws and defiance of its own Constitution, has given a free hand to Chinese mining companies to plunder natural resources in the occupied Gilgit Baltistan (GB) area. Not only that, Islamabad has also signed a multi-billion dollar contract with Beijing to build a mega dam in the Daimer division, an area that legally belongs to India.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Facebook purges more adult nudity, graphic content on Instagram
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Facebook has removed more pieces of content related to adult nudity and sexual activity along with violent and graphic content on Instagram in the second quarter this year.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Expect Dhoni to be part of CSK in 2021 & 2022 IPLs: CEO Viswanathan
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan believes that veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni will be a part of the franchise for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Life span of Ram temple will 1,000 years: Champat Rai
Ayodhya, Aug 12 (IANS) The Ram temple in Ayodhya is being designed to last at least 1,000 years and also withstand earthquakes of high magnitude.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Follow teachings of Lord Krishna: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday extended warm wishes to the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami, saying teachings and philosophy of Lord Krishna are still relevant.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
60,963 new corona cases take India tally across 23L
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's novel Coronavirus tally crossed the 23-lakh mark on Wednesday with detection of 60,963 new cases in the last 24 hours, while 834 more fatalities took the death toll to 46,091, the Health Ministry said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
3 dead in B'luru, 110 arrested for rioting over FB post (5th Lead)
Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson that resulted after an inflammatory social media post in parts of East Bengaluru. Over 100 rioters have been arrested, said the police on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Microsoft fixes 120 vulnerabilities, including 2 zero-day bugs
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Microsoft has fixed 120 vulnerabilities with its new security patch, including two zero-day bugs in Windows operating system and Internet Explorer that were being exploited by the hackers.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Twitter testing automatic translation for tweets
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Twitter has kicked off a test with a small group of users across iOS and Android in Brazil that automatically translates tweets that are in a language they may not be able to read.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lucknow records highest spike of 831 Covid cases in a day
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Lucknow has recorded an all-time high of 831 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, as it crossed the 14,000 mark. Medical experts have said that if immediate steps are not taken the state capital may soon cross the 1,000-mark in a day.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Markets open in red
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a negative note during the morning session of the trade.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
He's off Christmas card & present list: Broad on his father who penalised him
Southampton, Aug 12 (IANS) Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad, who has been fined by his father and match referee Chris Broad for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during the first Test against Pakistan, has come up with a hilarious reaction.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
UPSRTC to sell reusable masks to passengers
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), in view of the increasing number of Coronavirus cases, has initiated the selling of reusable protective face masks at its major bus stands across the state.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Apple inks first-look deal with Martin Scorsese
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Apple has inked a first-look film and TV deal with Hollywood maestro Martin Scorsese.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
All 6 COVID-19 positive hockey players shifted to hospital: SAI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) All six Indian men's hockey team players, who have tested positive for coronavirus, have been shifted to a multispeciality hospital in Bengaluru, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed on Wednesday morning.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Hockey
CRPF officer shoots himself in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was injured after he allegedly shot himself with his service rifle in Kashmir on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Google Search suffers unprecedented outage, fixes the bug
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Google has suffered a massive technical glitch in its Search algorithm that left users clueless as the searches threw weird results globally.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Hanuman idol desecrated in UP's Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) An idol of Lord Hanuman was desecrated at a temple in Muzaffarnagar, following which additional police force has been deployed in the area.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Religion
100 in Lucknow jail fall sick after getting schizophrenia meds
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) Over 100 inmates of Lucknow jail fell ill after they were administered a wrong medicine.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tutor held for showing porn clips to 10-yr-old student
Kanpur, Aug 12 (IANS) The Kanpur police have arrested a private tutor on Tuesday for allegedly showing porn video clips on his mobile to a 10-year-old student.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Soldier, terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A soldier was killed while another was injured as they brought down a terrorist in a fierce encounter in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, police said.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Google launches 'The Anywhere School' with over 50 new features
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) As millions of students navigate learning from home, Google has announced a new initiative called The Anywhere School, bringing over 50 new features across Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products to hundreds of thousands of viewers in more than 250 countries around the world.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Venus ousts Azarenka, sets Serena clash in Top Seed Open
Lexington, Aug 12 (IANS) Former World No.1 Venus Williams came out with a commanding performance in the opening round of the inaugural Top Seed Open as she registered a triumphant straight-sets victory over Victoria Azarenka.
2020-08-12
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
CRPF officer critical after shooting himself in Srinagar
Srinagar, Aug 12 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector was shifted to hospital on Wednesday in a critical condition after he reportedly shot himself in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
External auditors to evaluate our content review process: Facebook
San Francisco, Aug 12 (IANS) Facebook has said it will go through an independent third-party audit to validate the numbers and metrics it publishes in its Community Standards Enforcement Report.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Mbappe may return to pitch for PSG clash against Atalanta
Paris, Aug 12 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League confidence has been boosted as coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed the possibility for their ace striker Kylian Mbappe to play in their Champions League quarter-final clash against Atalanta on Wednesday.
2020-08-12
Category: International, France,Sports,Football
Himachal Governor, CM felicitate people on Janamashtami
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday felicitated the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Manushi Chhillar: Likes and shares in virtual world add to pressure
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actress and former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar, on the occasion of International Youth Day on Wednesday, said that youth should feel free to be themselves, but also warned against online toxicity.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Halep, Martic enter second round of Prague Open
Prague, Aug 12 (IANS) No.1 seed Simona Halep was made to toil hard in the opening round of the Prague Open as she eventually edged out Slovenia's Polona Hercog 6-1, 1-6, 7-6(3).
2020-08-12
Category: International, Czech Republic,Sports,Tennis
COVID-19 hits 18 footballers of Brazilian Serie B side CSA
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) A Brazilian second division football match has been postponed after 18 players from Central Sportivo Alagoano (CSA) tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Brazil,Sports,Football
Silence, film therapy in session
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The lockdown may have paused the film and and television industry's frames, but it has become the central figure in filmmaker Kabir Singh Chowdhry's latest movie 'Mono Maniacs', which has already garnered two thousand hits on YouTube, with filmmakers and artists like Richa Chadha,Varun Grover, Deepa Mehta and Maya Krishna Rao talking about it. Deepa Mehta recently tweeted: "Between poetry and the macabre lies Kabir Singh Chowdhry's Mono Maniacs - see it and gasp."
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,National
American who wanted to become LeT executioner sentenced to 15 years
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) An American who wanted to go to Pakistan to become an executioner for the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorist organisation has been sentenced in a US federal court here to 15 years in prison.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National
Abish Mathew on comedians being trolled for past sketches, tweets
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Several stand-up comics have lately been trolled for their sketches and tweets of the past, and renowned comedian Abish Mathew feels we have surely seen times when society at large was more open-minded.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
EU agrees MoU with 8 partners in support for COVID-19 fight
Brussels, Aug 12 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with eight non-EU partners to help their businesses limit the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman
Geneva, Aug 12 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is in close contact with Russia regarding a possible pre-qualification of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, a WHO spokesman said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
"The promise of the American dream": Praise pours in for Kamala Harris
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) An outpouring of high praise, heady emotion and a sense of collective pride among people of colour is surging across internet chatter and media coverage soon after Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Indian American Kamala Harris as his choice of running mate to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 US election this November.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,National
Dark side of the dazzle and fame
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Whether Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life or was killed is a raging question right now, but this much seems obvious that he was going through a phase of intense mental and psychological pressure in his last days. The situation again spotlights the dark side of the world of glamour and sparkles.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
US stocks fall as tech shares slide
New York, Aug 12 (IANS) US stocks dropped, dragged by losses in big tech names.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
UN assessing Beirut needs as emergency aid arrives
United Nations, Aug 12 (IANS) Aid arrivals are increasing in Lebanon as the United Nations continues its assessment of Beirut's emergency needs following last week's massive explosion, a UN spokesman said.
2020-08-12
Category: International, United States,Politics
FIR against Haryana Kisan Congress leader in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) IT Cell filed an FIR with cyber cell against Haryana Kisan Congress Vice Chairman Tejbir Mayana for posting an article on "Facebook" pertaining to differences between newly appointed BJP state president Om Prakash Dhankar and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2020-08-12
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
'Connectivity initiatives by B'desh, India to reduce cost of trade'
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Riva Ganguly Das said ,the excellent state of Indo-Bangla bilateral relations and the recent connectivity initiatives taken by both the countries in railways and inland waterways will help to reduce the cost of trade.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National