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9 stranded crew rescued after Cyclone Tauktae crosses K'taka
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) All the nine crew members of tugboat 'Coromandel', who were stranded in the Arabian Sea, were rescued after Cyclone Tauktae crossed over the Karnataka coast earlier in the day, an official said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cops' quick action saves people from burning building
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Quick action from police, along with the fire service, led to four people being safely rescued from a major fire in a south Delhi market on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I want to play all seven Tests: England speedster Broad
London, May 17 (IANS) England pace bowler Stuart Broad said he wouldn't mind being left out of any Test this summer, though he would like to play all seven long format games.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Telangana to set up 48 oxygen generation plants to meet requirement
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday directed the Medical and Health Department to set up 48 oxygen generation plants in government hospitals to produce 324 tonnes of oxygen required for Covid patients in the state.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rs 10L recovered from deceased beggar's home in Tirumala
Tirupati, May 17 (IANS) A curious case of a deceased beggar amassing Rs 10 lakh surfaced on Monday in the temple town of Tirumala.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Delhi WCD Minister inspects childcare home
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister in the Delhi government, Rajendra Pal Gautam, made a surprise visit to the Nirmal Chhaya childcare home on Jail Road on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Set up Covid isolation centres in rural areas, directs Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) A day after banning home isolation system in rural areas, Karnataka on Monday told all Deputy Commissioners and CEOs of Zila Panchayats to take steps to convert schools, hostels, meeting halls, and marriage halls in their areas into Covid isolation centres so all those who test Covid positive can be monitored in government facilities.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Azzurri extends contract with head coach Mancini till 2026
Rome, May 17 (IANS) The head coach of Italy national team, Roberto Mancini, has penned a new deal with Italian Football Federation (FIGC) until 2026, federation president Gabriele Gravina confirmed on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
B'luru police seize 20 kg marijuana from secret chamber of car
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) The Bengaluru Police on Monday arrested an inter-state drug smuggler and seized 20 kg marijuana valued at around Rs 6 lakh from his possession, the police said.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K'taka panel to study black fungus infection in Covid patients
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Alarmed by the growing number of Covid patients contracting black fungus in the state, an expert panel has been set up to study the infection, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal cabinet approves setting up of state Legislative Council
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The West Bengal cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday approved formation of the upper house of the state legislature, in its second meeting on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Andhra reports 18,561 new Covid cases, 109 deaths
Amaravati, May 17 (IANS) Low testing and less number of positive cases marked the Covid scene in Andhra Pradesh over the 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Emilia-Romagna Open: Serena beats debutant Lisa, Venus ousted
Parma (Italy), May 17 (IANS) Top seed Serena Williams of the USA launched her Emilia-Romagna Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Italian teenaged debutant Lisa Pigato on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Tennis
Telangana collects Rs 31 cr penalty from mask rule violators
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Telangana Police has collected Rs 31 crore as penalty from people found not wearing a face mask in violation of Covid-19 guidelines issued by the state government.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
News channel moves SC for quashing of sedition case FIR in Andhra
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A media outlet has moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of an FIR in a sedition case in Andhra Pradesh.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
India's last village in Himachal gets its first mini-ATM
Shimla, May 17 (IANS) In a first, the picturesque Chitkul in Kinnaur district, India's last inhabited village in Himachal Pradesh, got linked to a mini-ATM facility on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
WHO provides 100 oxygen concentrators to Punjab
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday provided 100 oxygen concentrators to Punjab.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Maha sees Covid cases, deaths plummet, toll crosses 82K
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 new infections plummeted sharply to drop below the 30,000 level first time in nearly two months, but the state death toll crossed the 82,000 mark, health officials said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Rangers' fans blamed for vandalism, sectarian singing
London, May 17 (IANS) Fans of Scotland's Premiership winners Rangers have been blamed for "vandalism" and "sectarian" singing following their club's title win last week.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Telangana HC seeks report on death of pregnant woman
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Monday sought a report from the state government over the death of a pregnant woman, who passed away inside an ambulance after running around several private hospitals, which refused her admission suspecting her to be Covid positive.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Post-injury, Federer gears up for first tournament in two months
Geneva, May 17 (IANS) Tennis great Roger Federer would be hoping to make an impact when he returns to action after injury-induced two-month absence at the Geneva Open against Spain's Pablo Andujar on Tuesday.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Tennis
Patna HC seeks fresh affidavit on bodies found in river Ganga
Patna, May 17 (IANS) Flagging discrepancy in the government's death toll, the Patna High Court on Monday directed the Chief Secretary and the Divisional Commissioner of Buxar to file a fresh affidavit on the bodies that were found in river Ganga last week.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
German goalkeeper ter Stegen ruled out of Euros
Berlin, May 17 (IANS) Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will not be part of Germany's Euro 2020 squad this summer due to impending knee surgery.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Football
Bihar BJP leaders write to CM against pilot water channel from UP
Patna, May 17 (IANS) The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar have written to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, urging him to stop the ongoing construction work of a pilot channel in Uttar Pradesh that is currently underway in some districts of eastern UP to divert the flow of rivers towards the West Champaran district in Bihar.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Centre opposes PIL to stall Central Vista project, Delhi HC reserves verdict
Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a plea seeking to halt the construction of Central Vista redevelopment project against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi begins walk-in vaccination for 45+ at govt schools (Ld)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Walk-in vaccination for those aged 45 and above kicked off at 97 Delhi Government-run schools on Monday. Those without any smartphones or unable to register online for vaccination will also be able to get jabbed at these centres.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
200-bed SidDha centre for Covid patients opened in Madurai
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The Municipal Administration Minister in the Tamil Nadu government, K.N. Nehru, on Monday inaugurated a 200-bed Siddha treatment centre for Covid-19 patients at the premises of the American College in Madurai.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Cummins ideal to lead despite Bancroft remarks: Chappell
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Pace bowler Pat Cummins should lead Australia despite talks that he and other Aussie bowlers could have been involved in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, said former skipper Ian Chappell.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
IISc finds new blood-based biomarker to discern between bacterial, viral infections
Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science and clinicians from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College teamed up to identify a set of molecular biomarkers that can be used in differential diagnosis of acute bacterial and viral infections.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
NDRF deploys 44 teams in Gujarat in anticipation of Tauktae
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 44 teams in Gujarat where the landfall of the cyclone is anticipated between Porbandar and Mahuva during the night of May 17.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
After day-long drama, 4 Trinamool leaders granted bail in Narada sting case
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) After a day-long drama, four top Trinamool Congress leaders, who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Narada sting operation case on Monday morning, were granted interim bail by a special CBI court here. The Central probe agency is likely to move the higher court in this matter.
2021-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Cyclone Tauktae: Ahmedabad airport shut for 9 hours
Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) With Cyclone Tauktae likely to hit Gujarat in about an hour, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad shut all its operations for nine hours from 7.30 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Warner's manager hits out at CA for being partial in investigation
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Australia opener David Warner's manager has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for treating his client as well as Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft 'despicably' and not interviewing other players while investigating a 2018 ball-tampering scandal on the tour of South Africa.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Every 5th person suspected Covid infected: T'gana Guv
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Monday called for strict compliance with preventive guidelines saying every fifth person is a suspected Covid infected.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Ex-Mumbai CP moves SC alleging witch-hunt, cites threats to withdraw complaint against Anil Deshmukh
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has moved the Supreme Court for transfer of all inquiries ordered against him outside the state of Maharashtra. Singh has alleged a witch-hunt after he accused then home minister Anil Deshmukh of adopting corrupt practices in posting or transfers in police in addition with extortion of Rs 100 crore per month from various establishments.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mumbai airport shut for 11 hrs, 7 flights diverted (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Faced with threats from the raging Cyclone Tauktae, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai shut all its operations for 11 hours -- from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Six cases of 'black fungus' detected in Goa: Official
Panaji, May 17 (IANS) For the first time, six cases of mucormycosis or black fungus were detected in Covid patients in Goa on Monday, a senior health official said.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Assam supplying oxygen to 6 northeastern states : CM
Guwahati, May 17 (IANS) Assam, which is currently producing 80 metric tonne of oxygen per day against the requirement of 70 mt, has been providing oxygen to six northeastewrn states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine
Lockdown resulting in decline of Covid cases, says Telangana ministers
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Implementation of lockdown and co-ordination among various departments is leading to gradual decline in the new Covid-19 positive cases in Telangana, two state ministers said on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana's Covid recovery rate crosses 90%
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Covid recovery rate in Telangana crossed 90 per cent on Monday as the state continues to report more recoveries than new Covid cases.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Rajnikanth donates Rs 50 lakh to CM's Public Relief Fund
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin at the state secretariat here on Monday and donated Rs 50 lakh to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund (CMPRF).
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Covid vax drive organised for scribes in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 17 (IANS) A Covid vaccination campaign for media persons was organised at the John Hall premises in the Civil Lines area here on Monday.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Bihar monk provides free ration to poor amid Covid-19
Gaya, May 17 (IANS) A young Buddhist monk from the ancient city of knowledge -- Bodh Gaya in Bihar's Gaya district -- is providing free ration to the needy across villages in Gaya. The monk, Bhanta Vishal, is distributing packets of food to the poor, spreading the message of humanity.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Covid spiked burnout rates for cardiology clinicians: Survey
New York, May 17 (IANS) Cardiovascular clinicians experienced a 38 per cent burnout as the coronavirus pandemic increased, according to a survey.
2021-05-17
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
CA should have probed ball-tampering scandal thoroughly: Gilchrist
Sydney, May 17 (IANS) Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for not investigating the 2018 ball-tampering scandal thoroughly due to which questions are still being raised over it.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Highest single-day spike in Covid-related deaths in J&K
Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) With 73 deaths reported during the last 24 hours, J&K on Monday recorded the highest single day death toll since the beginning of the ongoing pandemic.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
O2 concentrator case: Navneet Kalra sent to 3 days police custody
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sent businessman Navneet Kalra, who was arrested late on Sunday night, to three days' police custody in connection with oxygen concentrator hoarding case.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN skips NEP meet called by Union Education Minister
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) The officials of the Higher Education Ministry of the Tamil Nadu government on Monday skipped a virtual meeting called by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to discuss the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
Signs of Covid spread slowing down in Kerala: Vijayan
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that there are signs that lockdown is improving the situation and experts predict that the peak is over, but this should not be reason for slackening of Covid protocols.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
BJP slams Cong as woman commits suicide at MLA's bungalow in Bhopal
Bhopal, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh launched a blistering attack on the Congress after the alleged suicide by a woman at the bungalow of Umang Singhar, a Congress MLA and former Minister in the Kamal Nath government, in Bhopal. It is being alleged that Singhar was about to marry this woman but the reason behind her death is being investigated by the police.
2021-05-17
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics