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Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Rizwan counter pushes back England on truncated Day 2
Southampton, Aug 14 (IANS) Only two overs could be bowled in the third session on Day 2 of the second Test between England and Pakistan before rain stopped play at the Ages Bowl here on Friday. At the draw of stumps on a rain-hit, Pakistan were 223/9 after a resolute stand between Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan was broken by Stuart Broad in the second session.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ED files plaints on 2 ex-officials of insurance firm, ICICI Bank
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed prosecution complaints against former officials of state-run Oriental Insurance Company and privately-run ICICI Bank for their alleged involvement in money laundering and acquiring properties illegally, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
No question of withdrawing free power to farmers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday made it clear that there was no question of withdrawing free power to farmers in the state and it will continue as long as he is leading the government.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mercedes have changed stance ready to sign new F1 deal, says Wolff
Barcelona, Aug 14 (IANS) Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff did a u-turn from his opinion earlier in the Silverstone by saying that the reigning Formula 1 champions will sign a new deal with commercial rights holder Liberty Media.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Tourism in Goa will revive only after pandemic: Guv
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourism in Goa will revive only after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said in his address to the state on the eve of 74th Independence Day.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Monitoring committee's powers clipped, SC deseals residential premises
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would not be appropriate for the monitoring committee to usurp statutory powers and act beyond the authority conferred upon it by the top court.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
K'taka reports 7,908 new Covid cases, tally at 2.1 lakh
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka has logged a record number of 7,908 new Covid cases in the past 24 hours, raising the state's tally to 2.1 lakh, said Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Where's the Rs 20-lakh-crore package: MPYC to PM
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Attempting to corner the Centre on the eve of Independence Day on Saturday, the Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress on Friday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has actually benefited from the Rs 20-lakh-crore assistance package announced four months ago.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Tamil Nadu Governor now tests negative for coronavirus
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who had tested Covid-19 positive earlier this month, tested negative on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Come to Punjab and see what happens, CM dares banned SFJ's Pannu
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Directing police to take strict action against the miscreants responsible for hoisting a 'Khalistan' flag in the Moga administrative complex, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to youngsters not to get swayed by the vicious propaganda of anti-India elements like terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and his Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
J&K Police officer arrested while accepting bribe
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer was arrested on Friday by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a truck driver in Srinagar district, an official statement said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
From zero in April, MFI collections zoom to 70-75% in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Collections of microfinance institutions (MFIs), which had plunged to near zero in April because of the nationwide lockdown to stem the Covid-19 pandemic, have rebounded to 70-75 per cent in July, with restrictions being lifted gradually, Crisil Ratings said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No party involved in Sringeri statue flag case: Police
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru district police have ruled out the role of any political party or motive in the case of one religion's flag being planted on the statue of Shankaracharya at Sringeri town, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
'Apologise with folded hands on TV': Shiv Sena to Arnab Goswami
Nagpur, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking umbrage at "insults and humiliations" meted out during its debates on the issue of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, a Shiv Sena leader on Friday demanded that Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami should apologise with folded hands on TV or face criminal proceedings.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Media
Jawa pays tribute to armed forces with 'Punjab Da Tor' ride
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) On the momentous occasion of Indias 74th Independence Day, Jawa Motorcycles has showcased the first episode of a series on experiences encountered during its 'Punjab Da Tor ride that took place earlier this year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
540 new cases take J&K's Covid tally past 27K-mark
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Friday reported 540 new Covid cases, taking the Union Territory's coronavirus tally to 27,489, while 11 fresh casualties mounted the UT's death toll to 520.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
J&K tops gallantry medals list announced on eve of 74th I-Day
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) After bagging 94 police medals announced on the eve of the country's 74th Independence Day, Jand Kashmir on Friday topped the medals' list in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
Delhi CM to virtually address party volunteers on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address the party volunteers on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
SC: No need for AG's consent to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Holding Prashant Bhushan guilty for contempt of court, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it is settled that as far as suo motu petitions are concerned, there is no requirement for taking consent of anybody, including that of the Attorney General, because the court is exercising its inherent powers to issue notice for contempt. The hearing on the sentence is scheduled on August 20.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SEBI fines SBI, LIC, BoB for violation of mutual fund norms
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday imposed penalties of Rs 10 lakh each on the State Bank of India (SBI), the Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) and the Bank of Baroda (BoB) for violation of its mutual fund regulations.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Online OBE: HC allows DU to add 1 member to Grievance Redressal Committee
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday allowed the Delhi University to make one addition to the Grievance Redressal Committee set up in connection with the Online Open Book Examination (OBE) being conducted by the varsity for final-year students.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Health Ministry official Lav Agarwal tests Covid-19 positive
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Health Ministry's Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal, who was the face of the Covid-19 press briefing at the start of the pandemic's outbreak, has tested positive for the viral disease, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Janhvi Kapoor shares best memories from 'Gunjan Saxena' shoot
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor has shared her best memories of shooting for her latest release, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Airtel offers additional data on new XstreamFiber connection
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Airtel on Friday announced a limited period offer for customers opting for its Airtel XstreamFiber home broadband, wherein the new connections will be provided with 1,000 GB of additional data free.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Human skulls, bones unearthed after landslide in Mizoram
Aizawl, Aug 14 (IANS) Human skulls and bones, believed to be several decades old, were found on Friday in western Mizoram's Mamit district, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Mizoram,National
Varun Dhawan: Finding 'yaari' in your father is special
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan finds the bond between a father and a son unique.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's July wholesale inflation falls 0.58%, food prices soar (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Sequentially higher food prices accelerated India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to (-) 0.58 per cent in July from (-) 1.81 per cent in June, official data showed on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Masaba Masaba' about flaws and insecurities: Director Sonam Nair
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Director Sonam Nair says her upcoming show, Masaba Masaba, not only celebrate achievements of the mother-daughter duo of Neena Gupta and Masaba, but also spotlights their flaws and insecurities.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
1,087 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 76,569
Gandhinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Guajarat on Friday reported 1,087 new Covid-19 case, , taking the state's total tally to 76,569, while 15 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 2,748, health officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
SEBI appoints G P Garg as Executive Director
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has appointed G.P. Garg as an Executive Director.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests 4 more
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has arrested four more persons for providing funds for procuring and smuggling gold in connection with the sensational Kerala gold smuggling case, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lesley Manville, Sean Bean open up on 'World On Fire'
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Lesley Manville says she was drawn to her role in series, World On Fire, because of the class psyche it explores.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
926 police personnel awarded medals on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers currently on central deputation in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been awarded Police Medal For Gallantry, while five anti-terror probe agency officers have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished and Meritorious Services.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
President Kovind on 4 tough lessons learnt from 2020 (2nd Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) "We have learnt some tough lessons in the year 2020," said President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the nation on the eve of Independence day listing 4 of them that the year has taught.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
ED questions personal staff of Sushant in money laundering probe
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned the personal staff of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, including his servant, in connection with the money laundering case it is probing in the matter, officials said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
'Batman' first preview to be launched on Aug 22 at virtual gala
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Fans can gear up for the first preview into the world of the much-hyped upcoming superhero film, Batman, which introduces Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
HC junks plea seeking EIA notification in multiple languages
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday turned down an application seeking the court's direction to the government to publish the draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification in multiple languages in compliance with its earlier order.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
32 CBI officers get Presidential and Police medals for distinguished service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Thirty two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have been awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Independence Day, an official statement said Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
CBI arrests two EPFO officers in Rs 8 lakh bribe case
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested two officials of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in an alleged Rs eight lakh graft case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AIIMS doctor found hanging in his house in South Delhi (LD)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging at his house in South Delhi's Gautam Nagar.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pawar kin accuses BJP of politicising Sushant death case
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Aug 14 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar's grand-nephew Rohit Rajendra Pawar - on Friday accused the state opposition, the BJP of politicising the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Jiah Khan's mother calls Mahesh Bhatt mouthpiece of Bollywood mafia
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Rabia Khan, mother of late actress Jiah Khan, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is a mouthpiece of Bollywood mafia. She has also claimed that Bhatt once threatened her.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bengaluru riots: Congress MLA seeks protection, files complaint
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Distraught Congress legislator Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, whose house was burnt in mob violence in Bengaluru's eastern suburb on August 11, on Friday sought protection for himself and his family and people in his Pulakeshinagar Assembly segment.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Kerala CM, Health Minister test Covid negative
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Friday tested negative for Covid-19, as per a rapid antigen test.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Mercedes set the pace again as Hamilton, Bottas exchange places in FP2
Barcelona, Aug 14 (IANS) Mercedes secured a second one-two finish at the second Free Practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Lewis Hamilton leading the pack ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas by 0.287s.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Other Sports
Insecticides India logs 33% fall in Q1 consolidated net profit
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Agro-chemical firm Insecticides (India) Ltd on Friday reported a 32.5 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 24.36 crore.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Sonam Kapoor: Revisiting books is like opening up a memory box
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor loves reading and she has shared two books that have impacted her.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Tatya Tope's descendents run grocery shop, Udham Singh's lineage turned daily wage labour (I-Day Special)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Even as the nation celebrates its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, the descendants of the forgotten heroes of the freedom movement continue to live in pathetic conditions.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
'Lack of competitions challenging for those who have not qualified'
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Wrestler Bajrang Punia said that those who have not qualified for the Olympics will find it more difficult due to the lack of tournaments.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Air India extends contentious LWP scheme's deadline to September-end
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Air India has extended the deadline for its controversial Leave Without Pay (LWP) scheme, which has been drawing strong protests from pilots and cabin crew.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Radhika Madan captures her super lovely moods
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Radhika Madan turned photographer and captured some beautiful self-portraits.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Over half of citizens feel India will see economic recovery within 2 yrs
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) More than half the nation's population is optimistic that India will experience growth and economic recovery within two years, according to a Local Circles survey.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Javed Ali: Govinda has always been my favourite
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Javed Ali says lending his voice to a song picturised on actor Govinda was a dream come true.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
How Farah Khan got her cameo in Masaba Masaba
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan agreed in a jiffy to make a special appearance in the upcoming series on Indian fashion designer Masaba Gupta.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Better performance of CPSEs will help economy revive: Sitharaman
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday called upon the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) to improve their performance, as this would eventually help the Indian economy recover from the slowdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
England best one-day side in the world: Warne
Southampton, Aug 14 (IANS) Legendary spinner Shane Warne has said that Eoin Morgan's England are the best one-day side in the world at the moment and the world champions have been playing a great brand of cricket.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
16 RPF officials get Police and President's medals for distinguished service
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 16 officials of Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force have been awarded the Presidents Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Independence Day, an official statement said Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
164 criminals held in one month in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 14 (IANS) Taking up a special drive against proclaimed offenders and drug peddlers and firearm smugglers etc ever since IPS officer KK Rao took charge as Police Commissioner of the district, Gurugram police has registered 156 FIRs and arrested 164 persons in nearly a month.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortis Healthcare to be rebranded as 'Parkway'
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a bid to distance Fortis Healthcare from its tainted former promoters, Malvinder and Shivinder Singh, the Board of Directors of the company has decided to rebrand it as 'Parkway'.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Nikita Dutta: Rocket Gang takes me out of my comfort zone
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Kabir Singh actress Nikita Dutta will be seen in a dance horror comedy film next. She says she will have to step out of her comfort zone for the film.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
When streets turn less fatalistic, Pak terror groups attack more civilians in Kashmir (IANS Analysis)
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) As civilian fatalities during stone-pelting dropped to almost negligible last year, Pakistan sponsored terror groups stepped up attacks on civilians by 36 per cent as against security forces in Kashmir. However, casualties of security forces were 38 per cent more than the civilians.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Terminated Air India pilots seek speedy settlement of dues
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Air India's senior pilots, who have been terminated from service due to the reduced requirements of flights post Covid-19, have asked the
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Varun Dhawan flaunts washboard abs
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan in his new social media post flaunts a well-chiselled physique, and the fans are thrilled.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Karisma Kapoor recalls Raja Hindustani days with Aamir Khan
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor went down memory lane and shared a picture with Aamir Khan from the days of their 1996 superhit, Raja Hindustani.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Celebs unite to musically champion an Independence Day cause
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Namit Das, playback stars Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Harshdeep Kaur and Nakash Azeez, tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, and singer-musicians Salim-Sulaiman come together in a music video that aims at spreading awareness about eradication of racism and discrimination.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Punjab imposes state-wide night curfew to combat Covid spread
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) As Covid-19 cases continued to spike amid fears of a peak in the next few weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced extension of the night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to all cities, along with a slew of other measures to control the spread of the pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Kerala has untapped potential of $6.7 bn in merchandise exports'
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Merchandise exports from Kerala stood at $9.8 billion in 2018-19, while there remains an untapped potential of $6.7 billion more, according to a study by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Kolkata to host 2020/21 season of I-League
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The 2020/21 season of the I-League will be held in Kolkata, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) decided on Friday in its League Committee Meeting.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Sukhwinder Singh's new song pays tribute to India ahead of Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Singer Sukhwinder Singh has lent his voice to the title track of the film, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, and feels it is a befitting tribute to the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ZEE5 rolls out Android beta version of its TikTok rival HiPi
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Entertainment app ZEE5 on Friday rolled out the beta version of its short video platform HiPi for Android users in India, adding to the growing number of mobile applications that emerged in the country following the TikTok ban.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Befitting reply if anyone attacks India: Rajnath
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Asserting that India took actions only for self-defence and not to attack others, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that any enemy country attacking India will be given a befitting reply.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Sarina Wiegman appointed England women's team head coach
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Netherlands women's manager Sarina Wiegman will take over the reins from Phil Neville as England's head coach in September 2021.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Riteish remembers father Vilasrao Deshmukh on death anniversary
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) On the eight death anniversary of his father Vilasrao Deshmukh on Friday, actor Riteish Deshmukh has penned a nostalgic post.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Radhika Apte shares 'happy' picture in 'birth suit' from beach
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte has shared a picture from the beach in her birth suit.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
On I-Day eve, Prez issues veiled warning to China (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday issued a veiled warning to China on the eve of India's 74th Independence Day, while paying rich tributes to the Indian bravehearts who laid down their lives in the violent faceoff between the forces of the two countries in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Covid cases cross 40,000 in Kerala, record 1,569 cases in 1 day
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The Covid situation in Kerala is taking a turn for the worse with the daily number of positive cases increasing and on Friday the state recorded its highest one-day tally with 1,569 cases, taking the total to 41,090.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Jamia violence: Varsities for education, not for creating social disharmony, says ASG
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aman Lekhi on Friday told the Delhi High Court that university spaces are meant for educational purposes and not for engaging in disharmony.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Salman Khan tweets pic wearing mask of his brand, gets trolled
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Salman Khan has launched his line of Covid masks but a section of social media has taken to trolling the actor soon after he tweeted an image wearing a mask of his brand on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Covid-19 dominates President's speech on I-Day eve
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic dominated President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sequential contraction in India's merchandise exports eases in July
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The contraction in India's exports narrowed further in July, on a sequential basis, as the country shipped out merchandise worth $23.64 billion.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Aggressive gym workouts right after lockdown could lead to renal failure: Doctors
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As gyms open up after a long duration, people have started rushing to gyms and health clubs with an eagerness to get back in shape after staying at home for over four months of lockdown.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Salman Khan gets trolled after launching Covid masks
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Salman Khan has launched his line of Covid masks but a section of social media has taken to trolling the actor soon after he tweeted an image wearing a mask of his brand on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Trimmed guest list for Rashtrapati Bhavan 'At Home' event on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Select cabinet ministers, dignitaries from the judiciary, bureaucrats, diplomats and handpicked media personnel numbering less than 100 have been invited to attend the Rashtrapati Bhavan 'At Home' ceremony on Independence Day evening on Saturday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Equities plunge amid global selloff; banking, auto stocks fall
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Indian stock market slumped on Friday, tracking a selloff in the global markets.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Renew commitment to build united nation on I-Day: V-P
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, on the eve of 74th Independence Day, on Friday urged all citizens to renew their commitment towards building a united, strong, prosperous, inclusive and peaceful nation.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dhoni, other CSK players reach Chennai for camp ahead of IPL
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and some of his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) colleagues arrived here on Friday for a short training camp ahead of the Indian Premier League to be played in the in UAE from September 19 to November 10.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Cricket
How Vinay Pathak's process of choosing scripts has changed
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) For actor Vinay Pathak, the script is always one of the most important elements of a film. If the story is not appealing, he does not consider taking up the project.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
2 terror associates arrested in Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Two terror associates of proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit were arrested in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Terrorism
Cong to hoist tricolour in 272 places in Delhi: Anil Kumar
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Delhi Congress chief Chaudhary Anil Kumar said on Friday that party workers will hold flag-hoisting at 272 locations across the national capital, including the DPCC office, to mark the Independence Day on August 15 even if they were to be booked by police.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra HC extends status quo on three capitals issue
Amaravati, Aug 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday extended, till August 27, the status quo on three capital issue.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha introduces major reforms to boost real estate sector
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) The Odisha government has introduced major reforms in the Development Authority Rules to boost the real estate sector, informed state Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Actress Rupali Suri tests Covid-19 positive
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) After actress Natasha Suri tested Covid-19 positive, her sister, actress Rupali Suri, has now confirmed contracting the coronavirus.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Khalistan flag' unfurled on govt building in Punjab's Moga
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) Two unidentified miscreants unfurled a saffron flag with "Khalistan" inscribed on it on the roof of the district administrative complex in Punjab's Moga town on Friday morning after removing the tricolour, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After papad, another BJP MP prescribes mud pack to boost immunity
Tonk (Rajasthan), Aug 14 (IANS) Blow conch shells, sit in the mud, drink juices of fruit leaves to increase immunity -- these are some of the million dollar suggestions by Rajasthan's BJP MP Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Shah tests negative for corona, to remain in home isolation
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had earlier tested positive for coronavirus, said on Friday that his latest report was negative though he will remain in home isolation for some more days.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rana Kapoor's wife owned 16 companies, says ED chargesheet
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the alleged Rs 3,700 crore Yes Bank fraud case has said that Bindu Kapoor, the wife of Rana Kapoor, was the owner of 16 companies.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
AIIMS doctor found hanging at rented residence
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A doctor in the AIIMS's Paediatrics Department was found hanging at his residence near the hospital, police said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Hapur rape accused shot, captured (Ld)
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested Dalpat, the man accused of kidnapping and brutally raping a six-year-old girl in Hapur district.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Finch, Warner among 12 Aus players who will miss start of IPL
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) Captain Aaron Finch, David Warner and Steve Smith are among 12 Australian players who will miss the start of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in view of the league's COVID-19 protocols.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
HC notice on PETA's plea against inhumane methods of animal husbandry
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the central government to file its response in connection with a petition seeking directions to the Centre to prohibit inhumane animal husbandry procedures and methods used to euthanise animals.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google to show more hotels with full refund policies in Search
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As some countries begin to reopen their businesses, Google has announced two new updates in its Search to help people travel safely and with confidence.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Babar, Rizwan steady Pakistan ship (Lunch)
Southampton, Aug 14 (IANS) Star batsman Babar Azam neared a half century as Pakistan reached 155/5 against England at Lunch on a rain-affected Day 2 of the second Test here on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Centre to receive Rs 57,128 cr from RBI as FY20 surplus (Ld)
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday approved the transfer of Rs 57,128 crore surplus to the Central government for FY20.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Asymptomatic corona patients less likely to infect close contacts: Study
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) New research has added to the growing body of evidence that asymptomatic patients suffering from Covid-19 are less likely to infect close contacts compared to severe cases.
2020-08-14
Category: International, China,National,Health/Medicine
'Do Gaz ki Doori' during I-Day celebrations at Red Fort
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Maintaining 'Do Gaz ki Doori' or six feet between any two guests seated during the event at Red Fort here, India will celebrate its 74th Independence Day on Saturday amid the raging coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Facebook joins The Linux Foundation as highest level
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Facebook that has been an active contributor to major open source projects is joining The Linux Foundation membership at the highest level.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
ED to quiz suspended IAS officer in gold smuggling case
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Even as the Congress kept the pressure on the Kerala government in the gold smuggling case, now-suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar is likely to be questioned by the Enforcement Directorate.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Student develops 'Robo Helmet' to strengthen security forces
Varanasi, Aug 14 (IANS) A student from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency of Varanasi has developed a helmet that can help to strengthen security forces. The 'Robo Helmet', which works on radio signals can remotely fire at enemies in war-like situations.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
SC: Bhushan's tweets undermine dignity, authority of this court
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court has held lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt for his tweets against the judiciary.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
It doesn't matter who sits where in the Assembly: Pilot (Ld, correcting headline)
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Top Yes Bank official used to handle work of Rana Kapoor's firm: ED
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the alleged Rs 3,700 crore Yes Bank fraud case, claims that Varun Manmohan Kapur, the bank's then President, Financial and Investment Strategy, also used to handle the work of other companies of the bank's founder Rana Kapoor and his family members.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kubbra Sait compares Covid-19 test with sex
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Kubbra Sait jokes she has lost her virginity to the Covid-19 test, adding that it was not as bad as she imagined.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Come up with books on citizens' duties, Law Ministry tells NCERT
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Ministry of Law and Justice has requested the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as well as the state governments to come up with books on citizens' duties.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
LG Display to lead borderless monitor display market in 2021: Report
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) LG Display Co is expected to make up one-third of global borderless PC monitor panel production next year, leading the fast-growing market, a report showed on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
SP Balasubramaniam on life support
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Veteran playback singer SP Balasubramaniam, who had tested Covid-19 positive earlier this month, is now on life support.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hyderabad's famous MJ Market re-opens after facelift
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Moazzam Jahi Market, one of the major landmarks in this historic city, has received a much-needed facelift and is all set to be transformed into a cultural hub.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' makers asked to clear old dues before starting next film
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has written a letter to Kushan Nandy, director and producer of the film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, and Kiran Shroff, co-producer of the film, seeking clearance of pending dues of technicians who worked in the film, before they start to shoot their next production.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
It doesn't matter who is sits where in the Assembly: Pilot
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot said on Friday that it doesn't matter who sits where inside the Assembly, what matters is who holds place in people's minds and hearts.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Noted singer SP Balasubramanyam condition is critical
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Noted playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB) a Covid-19 patient is on life support system and in a critical condition, said MGM Healthcare, a private hospital.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'2K PG medicos to reinforce Karnataka's fight against Covid'
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) At a time when the Karnataka health department is overwhelmed with the COVID-19 situation and the shortage of doctors, at least 2,000 post graduate (PG) medical students are poised to join forces to strengthen the state's battle against the pandemic, a Minister said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Google may unveil only Pixel 5 XL this year
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google is reportedly planning to launch only Pixel 5 XL this year, which means there will be no small-screen flagship smartphone.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kerala CM, ministers to self-isolate after Collector tests Covid+
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced that he and seven of his cabinet colleagues have decided to go into self-isolation after Malappuram Collector K. Gopalakrishnan tested Covid positive.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
On this day: Tendulkar scores 1st international hundred in 1990
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) He went to score 99 more, a record still unmatched and standing tall like the Himalayas. But ask Sachin Tendulkar and his first international century will always be the one he will remember very fondly.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Key banks recapitalise via QIPs, foreign funds line up to pick stake (IANS Special)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's key lenders have been shoring up capital from foreign funds to take on the slowdown and the expected write-offs on the back of Covid-19 pandemic. Accordingly, some of the biggest lenders have taken advantage of higher inflows to raise substantial funds via the Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) route.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bottas pips Hamilton in first practice of Spanish GP
Montmelo (Spain), Aug 14 (IANS) Valtteri Bottas on Friday posted the fastest time as he led a Mercedes 1-2 in the first practice session of the Spanish Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finished just 0.039s off and Max Verstappen was 0.9s slower in third place.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Motorsports
Hapur rape accused arrested
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested a man accused of kidnapping and brutally raping a six-year-old girl in Hapur district more than a week after the incident.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
'Fit India Freedom Run' receives support from various sectors
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Fit India Freedom run, launched by Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, has found support from a host of government and private organisations, the ministry said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Athletics
Nearly 67 lakh girls empowered by Kanyashree scheme: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that nearly 67 lakh girls have been empowered by the state government's Kanyashree scheme till date.
2020-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Payal Ghosh gives out sanitisers, masks, flags to celebrate Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh recently distributed bottles of sanitisers and masks to the underprivileged amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with safety aid, Payal also gave out Indian flags to celebrate the Independence Day spirit.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Gehlot govt wins trust vote in Rajasthan Assembly
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) The Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan won the motion of confidence by voice vote during the special Assembly session convened on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
I-T dept plans active reporting of high value transactions for enhancing tax base
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The government may have eased tax compliance measures through its 'transparent taxation' initiative but it proposes an extensive drive to enhance the country's tax base by aggressively pursuing reporting of high value expenditure that qualifies persons to disclose their income and pay taxes.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Russia's top doctor quits over Covid vaccine registration
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) A top respiratory doctor quit the Russian health ministry's ethics council after the country decided to go ahead with the registration of a Covid-19 vaccine even before conducting a crucial Phase 3 trial, MailOnline reported.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Russian Federation,National,Health/Medicine
Samsung R&D spending hits record high at $8.9bn in H1 2020
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) Samsung on Friday said its research and development (R&D) spending for the first half of the year hit a record high of 10.58 trillion won ($8.9 billion) as it focused on new growth drivers.
2020-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Business/Economy,Technology
Peace talks with NSCN-IM won't affect Manipur borders: CM
Imphal/Itanagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has asserted that the Centre's ongoing peace talks with the NSCN-IM in Delhi won't affect the territorial boundaries of his state.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
B'luru riots at breakneck speed, within 3 hours of FB post: Police
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) The recent Bengaluru riots occurred at breakneck speed, erupting in less than three hours of the derogatory message being put up on social media, a police official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Always wanted to give back to society, says Jeje
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua feels the Indian Super League has helped footballers in the country get more recognition which has in turn paid dividends when they wished to do social work and give back to the community, especially during these trying times amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
TN simplifies e-pass procedure
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Facing criticism for continuing with the e-pass system for inter-district travel, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday simplified the procedure for getting the pass.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Sushant sings Krishna bhajan in a video that has emerged online
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) A video that has late actor Sushant Singh Rajput singing a Krishna bhajan has surfaced online only now, two months after his death, although it was reportedly made in January this year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Motorola Razr 5G variant expected to arrive on Sept 9
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) Lenovo-owned smartphone brand Motorola is all set to launch its next foldable smartphone, which is likely to be called Moto Razr 5G or Moto Razr 2020, on September 9.
2020-08-14
Category: International, China,Technology
Centre to receive Rs 57,128 cr from RBI as FY20 surplus
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's Board on Friday approved the transfer of Rs 57,128 crore surplus to the Central government for FY20.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Zoho Doc Scanner launches text recognition in 12 Indian languages
New Dehli, Aug 14 (IANS) Homegrown document scanning app Zoho Doc Scanner on Friday announced to launch text recognition in 12 Indian languages.
2020-08-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Technology
Torrential rain lash Jaipur
Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) Torrential rain lashed the Rajasthan capital for over 12 hours paralysing normal life on Friday. The MeT confirmed 102.6 mm rainfall was recorded between 8.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. alone by the Airport IMD observatory, the highest recorded in last 10 years.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Environment/Wildlife
Hindalco reports Q1 consolidated loss of Rs 709 cr
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Hindalco Industries on Friday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 709 crore for the April-June quarter largely due to exceptional items.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Viral video shows Sushant's sister Priyanka scolding staff over money transfer
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) An old video featuring Priyanka Singh, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, and her husband Siddharth Tanwar has suddenly gone viral two months after his death. The video shows Priyanka and Siddharth lashing out at Rajat, a staff of the late actor, for information regarding money transferred from the account of Sushant.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Maha gives packages for tribals, labourers hit by lockdown
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) In a significant move, the Maharashtra cabinet has given its nod to packages for tribal families and construction workers in the state who are hit hard by the lockdown, it was announced on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
VVIP list trimmed, no schoolkids: A different I-Day this year
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has cast its shadow over the 74th Independence Day celebrations across the country. Keeping in mind the required precautions, this year many crucial changes have also been made at the venue at Red Fort in Delhi for Saturdays event.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FanCode acquires rights to live stream CPL 2020 in India
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) FanCode, Indias first multi-sport aggregator platform by Dream Sports, has partnered with Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to exclusively live stream all the cricket matches from the T20 tournament starting August 18.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Wet race awaits Quartararo and Co at Motorrad Grand Prix
Spielberg, Aug 14 (IANS) Championship leader Fabio Quartararo holds a 17-point advantage over nearest rival Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) as the Motorrad Grand Prix is set to take centrestage with prediction of rain adding to the drama. Quartararo is one of the riders who is yet to partake in a wet MotoGP race.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Germany,Sports,Motorsports
Sushant's brother-in-law recalls how he broke news to actor's sister Shweta
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Two months after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, his brother-in-law Vishal Kirti, in a new blog post, has revisited the fateful night when he received the news of the tragic demise. Vishal also recalled how breaking the news to his wife Shweta Singh Kirti was one of the toughest things he has had to do in life.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
If 'Rotten T' gets Air India, I will file criminal complaint: Swamy
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday sounded a warning that if 'Rotten T' gets Air India, he will file a criminal complaint against government bigwigs.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Social media use may not raise depression risk in teens
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Contrary to popular wisdom, daily social media use is not a strong or consistent risk factor for depressive symptoms among adolescents, say researchers.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra's 'Evil Eye' headed to OTT platform
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Copra executive-produces Evil Eye, which is one out of eight spinechilling and interlinked films that constitute the upcoming original OTT series, Welcome To The Blumhouse.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
SC cancels interim bail for ex-Unitech promoters Chandras
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant bail to Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra, erstwhile promoters of real estate company Unitech, who were arrested in 2017 for cheating homebuyers. The top court also directed Sanjay Chandra to surrender immediately.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala's state I-Day function cut short to 10 minutes
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases rising, the state government on Friday decided to limit the main Independence Day function here for just 10 minutes.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
ITBP recommends gallantry medals for its 21 Galwan heroes
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Paramilitary force ITBP has recommended names of 21 of its men for gallantry medals for showing exemplary courage during the face-offs between the troops of India and China in May-June this year in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Arsenal rope in Brazil international Willian
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Arsenal have roped in Brazil forward Willian on a three-year contract after his contract with Chelsea expired. The 32-year-old has so far made more than 600 club appearances in a career spanning 13 seasons.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Tibetans recruited for Ladakh
What did Xi achieve by attaching Ladakh? Nothing. Can he equate 1962? To achieve National rejuvenation of 1.4 billion Chinese; should be his aim.
2020-08-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
New Zealand extends Covid-19 restrictions for 12 days
Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday announced a 12-day extension of the countrys Covid-19 restrictions, after a cluster of cases in Auckland city increased to 29 amid the second and stronger wave of the pandemic in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Hubble solves mysterious dimming of 'Betelgeuse' star
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The mysterious dimming of the supergiant star Betelgeuse was most likely caused by an immense amount of hot material ejected into space, forming a dust cloud that blocked starlight coming from the star's surface, show observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Working from home is a big problem for London: Mayor
London, Aug 14 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has admitted that working from home is a "big problem" for the British capital, as the nation enters the biggest recession on record, the media reported on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Remote learning to drive ink tank printers' sales in India: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After witnessing a massive decline in the second quarter owing to lockdowns, ink tank printers are set to lead the recovery of India's hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market in the second half this year as remote learning becomes a new normal, a new IDC report said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Voluntary blood donation best way to serve mankind: Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Friday inaugurated a voluntary blood donation campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) dedicated to soldiers and Covid-19 warriors who lost their lives while safeguarding the country and its citizens.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Knight Riders announce MPL as principal sponsors for both KKR & TKR
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Knight Riders and Mobile Premier League, the gaming & esports company, announced on Friday that MPL will become the principal sponsors of both the Knight Riders Franchises in IPL & CPL - Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to headline Sunburn For Goa music fest
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (DVLM) will be pitching in to raise funds for Covid-19 relief measures in Goa by headlining virtual music fest Sunburn For Goa.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ex-lawyer reveals Trump's tax fraud, back channel to Putin
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has released a teaser of his tell-all book, in which he claims of helping the US President commit tax fraud and create a back channel to Russia's Vladimir Putin, it was reported on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
1,921 new cases in Telangana, corona tally crosses 88K-mark
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Telangana's coronavirus cases' tally crossed the 88,000-mark on Friday as 1,921 new cases were detected across the state during the last 24 hours, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mangaluru police warn against offensive posts in social media
Mangaluru (Karnataka), Aug 14 (IANS) As part of measures to ensure peace and prevent any untoward incident ahead of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, police in Karnataka's port city Mangaluru on Friday warned the citizens against offensive posts in social media.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
NBA 2K League: Tissot becomes official timekeeper
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Global watch-making brand Tissot, season after season, has been supporting one of the worlds most prestigious basketball leagues, the NBA. And now, Tissot has decided to venture further into the world of basketball by becoming official timekeeper for the NBA 2K League.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Hospitals play Robin Hood with differential rates at insurers' cost
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Hospitals are playing Robin Hood by charging differential rates for diagnostic tests done on patients in air-conditioned rooms as compared to those who are admitted in general wards, said officials.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sai Dharam Tej to star in a mystical thriller
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Southern star Sai Dharam Tej will be seen in a mystical thriller film directed by debutant Karthik Varma Dandu. The untitled project is his 15th film.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Google's next Wear OS update to bring more speed to devices
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has announced that the next update for the Wear OS is rolling out this fall which would allow faster access to info, apps, as well as a simplified pairing process.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Robots who can hear work more like humans: Researchers
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Giving robots, who currently rely on vision and touch to move around, power to hear sounds and predict the physical properties of objects around them can be a game changer, say researchers including two of Indian origin.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
Players coming to IPL after playing CPL will have an edge: Nehra
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Players who will be coming into the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year after playing the Carribean Premier League (CPL) would have an advantage, according to former fast bowler and former Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Ashish Nehra.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Jharkhand unveils new emblem
Ranchi, Aug 14 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Friday unveiled the new emblem of the state in the presence of state Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Deaths due to smokeless tobacco in India on rise: Study
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The number of deaths due to smokeless tobacco in India is on the rise, say researchers, adding that deaths due to it globally has also gone up by a third in seven years to an estimated 350,000 people.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
'Kadha' stalls, another start-up in corona times
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) With a cure for coronavirus still not known, more and more people are turning to Ayurvedic 'Kadha' prescriptions to keep the virus at bay.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Indian Consulate in Dubai to livestream I-Day celebrations
Dubai, Aug 14 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations at the Consulate General of India (CGI) in Dubai scheduled to take place on Saturday will be livestreamed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it was reported on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
HDFC Bank launches farm loan product for armed forces
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) HDFC Bank on Friday launched 'Shaurya KGC Card', for families of armed forces engaged in agricultural activities wherein the armed forces personnel will get finance for agricultural requirements like production of crop, post-harvest maintenance and consumption needs.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in personalised way: Goa Health Minister
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) The upcoming festival of Ganesh Chaturthi should be celebrated in a personalised manner on a smaller scale in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in Goa, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Playing for India is a feeling like no other, says Gurpreet
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As India gets set to celebrate its 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Indian goalkeeper and Arjuna awardee Gurpreet Singh Sandhu wished fans across the world and stated that playing for the country "is a feeling like no other".
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Kuwait halts accrediting Indian engineering degrees
Kuwait City, Aug 14 (IANS) Kuwait has temporarily halted accrediting Indian engineering certificates after forgeries were discovered in related documents, according to a media report.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Education
Congress cracks whip in Rajasthan
New Delhi/Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) The Congress has tried to convey a tough message to its legislators in Rajasthan that the party comes first and there should be no statements and no interviews to the media from anyone.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Goa housing societies stigmatising Covid patients, warned
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday warned of a crackdown on housing societies and colonies discriminating against asymptomatic Covid-19 patients who have opted for home isolation.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
FIFA U-17 Women's WC: England, Germany & Spain book tickets
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) UEFA have confirmed that England, Germany and Spain will represent Europe in the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup to be played in India in 2021.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Local lockdown, labour crunch impact realty construction
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) With the staggered lifting of the nationwide lockdown, construction activity in the real estate sector has gradually picked up. However, developers and sector experts say the local lockdowns in several states and the lack of construction workers, who mostly returned to their villages during the initial phase of the lockdown, is impacting the pace of construction.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Taiwan LPGA event cancelled due to COVID-19
Taipei, Aug 14 (IANS) The LPGA Taiwan Swinging Skirts golf tournament has been cancelled due to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was scheduled to be held from October 29 to November 1 at Miramar Golf Country Club.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Taiwan, Province Of China,Sports,Golf
Google Search to give you crucial info about floods in India
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Google is already sending public alerts to people hit by flooding in India and users in India can now use Search to simply enter a query on a flood-affected area to see key information on the current situation in that region, the company said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
S.Korea reviews tightening social distancing
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) The South Korean government on Friday launched a review on raising the level of social distancing as new coronavirus clusters in the greater Seoul area have raised concerns of a possible bigger outbreak.
2020-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,International
Emergency considered blackest era in Indian democracy: SC
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Holding lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court through a tweet in June, the Supreme Court on Friday pointed out that the Emergency period is considered the blackest in the history of Indian democracy.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Update your business profile directly on Google Maps, Search
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has made it easier for people to update their business profile directly from Google Search and Maps to enhance their online presence.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Kim Jong-un appoints new premier
Seoul, Aug 14 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appointed a new premier during a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers Party in Pyongyanf, state-media reported on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Sanjay Dutt to wrap up 'Sadak 2' dubbing before medical break
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Before taking a break for medical treatment, actor Sanjay Dutt plans to wrap up the dubbing work of his upcoming film, Sadak 2.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Barcelona's Vidal warns Bayern to be on their toes
Lisbon, Aug 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has warned Bayern Munich that they are up against the "best side" in the world and should know what to expect when the two sides meet in the Champions League quarter-final on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Delhi air improves as more rain forecast
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital improved drastically on Friday following heavy rains that lashed most parts of the city a day ago. People living near the IGI airport enjoyed the best air quality, data showed.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Congress ex-MP dies of Covid; MoS, Sonia offer condolences
Ghaziabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Congress' former MP from Ghaziabad, Surendra Prakash Goel, passed away due to COVID-19, party sources said on Friday. He was 74.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
No special measures, IPL 13 could be the safest: BCCI ACU head
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ajit Singh, head of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday said that no special measures have been put in place for this year's edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rhea has no link with abusive Insta account demanding #justiceforrhea: Lawyer
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) An unverified Instagram account has been sharing posts over the past few days targeting the family of Sushant Singh Rajput. The account claims to be fighting to ensure justice for Rhea Chakraborty, girlfriend of the late actor. Her lawyer however denied the actress has any link with the account.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Assembly set to launch 1st phase of TV channel
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) In a first of its kind, the Kerala Legislative Assembly is all set to enter the record books, when it launches the first phase of 'Sabha TV' on August 17, which will also would include an OTT platform, Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Air India no longer accepting withdrawal of resignations
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Air India has informed employees that it is no longer accepting withdrawals of resignations and several cabin crew employees are being relieved as the national carrier has said implicitly "it does not have the financial ability to pay".
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
B'luru riots: MLA's nephew 'admits' to posting derogatory remark
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator's nephew P Naveen has admitted to the posting of a derogatory remark on Facebook, which triggered riots in the city's eastern suburb on August 11, police said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Security heightened across Kashmir after Srinagar terror attack
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) The broad daylight killing of two local policemen by terrorists on Friday has forced authorities to heighten security across the Kashmir Valley.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security
UK strikes deals for 90M more Covid vax doses
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The UK government has entered into agreements with two drug makers for purchasing their potential Covid-19 vaccine doses, the companies said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Malappuram collector among 23 officials test Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The Covid work in Kerala's Malappuram district took a turn for the worse when District Collector K.Gopalakrishnan, his deputy and 21 other of his staff in the collectorate turned Covid positive on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Nitish govt must demand SC-monitored probe into SSR case: Bihar Cong in-charge (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) After taking a neutral stand on the Sushant Singh Rajput case for sometime, a leader of the Congress party has now asked the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government to demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the Bollywood actor's case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
37 missing in Nepal landslide
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 37 people have been reported missing, while 10 others were rescued after a landslide in Nepal's Sindhupalchok district on Friday, according to authorities.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Showcasing your design prowess
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANSlife) After three successful editions, Lexus India announced the fourth edition of its prestigious Lexus Design Award India 2021. The annual design competition offers professionals, students and design enthusiasts across the country a chance to exhibit their originality. The participants will need to manifest their core ideas basis on three key principles of the brand- Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate, along with outlining how their designs would cater to the needs of the ever-changing society.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Call to safeguard Beirut's cultural life and heritage
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANSlife) Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4, UN's culture organisation UNESCO has said it will lead the international mobilisation for the recovery and reconstruction of Beirut's culture and heritage.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Those who doubt 'world class' Anderson are not very sensible, says Curran
Southampton, Aug 14 (IANS) England all-rounder Sam Curran has praised James Anderson, saying the veteran pacer is a world class player.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ED finds no big transfers between SSR and Rhea's accounts
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate probing the money laundering case involving the death of Sushant Singh Rajput has found no big transactions from the late Bollywood actor's accounts to the bank account of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Islamabad gets first 'public fruit garden'
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The first phase of Islamabad's inaugural public fruit garden has been completed after 200 saplings were planted on a greenbelt adjoining a major road in the Pakistani capital, the media reported on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India Beach Fashion Week goes virtual this year
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANSlife) Technology has a major role to play in the fashion industry today, as both shows and businesses need a platform to showcase and sell. India Beach Fashion Week goes virtual this year with its resort edit, which will have to be a unique combination of LiveTech, says Pallav Ojha, CEO and co-founder.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
926 personnel selected for police medals on I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A total of 926 officials of various state police and paramilitary forces from across the country have been selected for prestigious Police Medals on the Independence Day this year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Taking world view SC says won't interfere in executive decision on Covid-19
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said it is not in favour of appointing a commission of inquiry into the alleged mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Celebrate an artful Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANSlife) While physical get-togethers to mark India's Independence Day may not be possible this year in the light of the pandemic, virtual celebrations seem to pave the way forward, with interactive exhibitions about the history of the National Anthem, the times and influences of Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi. Bharat Ratna awarded musical maestros connecting freedom with their music are just a few clicks away.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
The highway is the new way
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANSlife) At a time when cross-border travel has been suspended, snippets from a 5000-kilometre journey by five travel enthusiasts is set to feature in an upcoming web series. The Great Independence Day Ride was flagged off on Independence day, from the Indian Embassy by the Indian High Commissioner in Singapore during pre-COVID times last year, journeying through Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar, and ending in India.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
New SL govt aims to boost exports
Colombo, Aug 14 (IANS) The new Sri Lankan government is aiming to boost exports this year as at least four state ministers have been appointed to develop key local products such as gems, batiks, coconut, rubber and tea, media reports said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Microsoft Surface Duo to receive OS, security updates for 3 years
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Microsoft has confirmed that its new foldable device Surface Duo "will receive both the Android OS updates and monthly security patches for the next three years."
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
This new test to diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes
Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS) In an ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus, the researchers have developed a new test that can diagnose Covid-19 in just 20 minutes.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Australia,National,Health/Medicine
Amma Covid-19 Homecare Scheme launched in TN
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday launched the Amma Covid-19 Homecare Scheme whereby a Rs 2,500 package consisting of medicines, pulse oximeter and digital thermometer will be sold to those in home quarantine.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National
Eliud Kipchoge joins 'Sunfeast India Run As One' movement
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge, who inspired the world and created history when he broke the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna last year, will join Procam International's largest citizen-led movement dedicated to support livelihoods - 'Sunfeast India Run As One' as the ambassador.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Athletics
Potatoes growing at high altitude in Himachal to get global attention
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Farmers in tiny hamlets dotted over Himalayan peaks of the landlocked Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh are not in high spirits amid the pandemic with government plans to promote contract farming of the highly remunerative barley for making malt whiskey have gone awry, at least this year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National
500 BJP offices constructed, 300 more coming up: Nadda
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The BJP has constructed 500 party offices across the country whereas the construction work on 300 others was in progress, party's national President JP Nadda said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Naval Tata Hockey Academy Odisha celebrates its 1st anniversary
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) Odisha, based out of Kalinga Hockey Complex, Kalinga stadium, has completed one year of its journey of grooming hockey talent of the state and shaping the future of the sport in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,Sports,Hockey
Afghan govt begins release of remaining Taliban prisoners
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) The Afghan government has freed 80 of the 400 remaining high-value Taliban prisoners whose release was approved by last weeks Loya Jirga, the grand assembly of the country's elders, the National Security Council said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Deadlines extended for renewable energy projects
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a major relaxation for renewable energy projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has extended the deadline for the completion of the projects which were under implementation as on March 25, to August 24, 2020.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Pandemic delays Australia's national economic recovery by months'
Canberra, Aug 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe said on Friday that the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria state is likely to delay the country's economic recovery by several months.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Australia,Business/Economy
UP MLA booked in property grab case held in MP
Lucknow, Aug 14 (Uttar Pradesh) Vijay Mishra, the MLA from Gyanpur in Bhadohi district who was booked on charges of grabbing property and intimidation, was arrested on Friday from Agar in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, an official said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Afghan policewoman, govt staff killed in targeted attacks
Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) A policewoman and two government employees were killed in two targeted attack in Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
India's July wholesale inflation falls 0.58%, food prices soar
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Sequentially higher food prices accelerated India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to (-) 0.58 per cent in July from (-) 1.81 per cent in June, official data showed on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Chilling video captures Andhra man hammering son to death
Visakhapatnam, Aug 14 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man brutally hammered his 40-year-old son to death over a property dispute in the coastal city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The macabre act just outside their house at Pendurthi was caught on a CCTV footage, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
On this day: Tendulkar scores 1st international hundred in 1990
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) He went to score 99 more, a record still unmatched and standing tall like the Himalayas. But ask Sachin Tendulkar and his first international century will always be the one he will remember very fondly.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Trump plans to accept Republican presidential nomination at WH
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said that he plans to deliver his convention speech while formally accepting the Republican presidential nomination from the White House lawn, according to media reports.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
NZ reports 12 new Covid-19 cases amid 2nd wave
Wellington, Aug 14 (IANS) New Zealand reported 12 new coronavirus cases on Friday, all linked to to an Auckland family cluster, amid the second and stronger wave of the pandemic in the country.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
Twitter launches special emoji for Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As India gears up to celebrate its 74th Independence Day, microblogging website Twitter on Friday has unveiled a specially designed emoji to honour the Indian Armed Forces, which is a vibrant depiction of the National War Memorial.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
60 more held for Bengaluru riots, total over 200: Official
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Police has arrested 60 more persons in connection with the Bengaluru riots, taking the total arrests to 206, including a woman corporator's husband, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Highway is the New Way' celebrates Independence Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) As the world slowly awakes from a forced suspended animation of months due to a virus, The Great Independence Ride of 5 friends across 5 countries covering 5,000km in 5 weeks will celebrate a road trip from Singapore to India that seeks to redefine the scope of freedom.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Italian Open tennis tournament to start from September 14
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) The main draw of the Italian Open clay-court tennis tournament will start from September 14-21, a week earlier than scheduled in Rome.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
EU to intensify efforts with US to resolve aircraft dispute
Brussels, Aug 14 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will intensify its efforts with the US to put an end to the aircraft dispute, the bloc's Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Nearly 300 test Covid-19 positive at England food factory
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Nearly 300 staff at a convenience food factory in England's Northampton have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,International
4 of T'gana family found dead under suspicious circumstances
Hyderabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Four members of a family were found dead under suspicious circumstances in Telangana's Wanaparthy district on Friday, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Keep it simple, compete on settling claims: IRDAI to insurers
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Citing the 4.5 lakh lives covered under the stardardised insurance policy like Corona Kavach within 20 days of its launch, simple and standardised health insurance products will grow the health insurance segment, said Subhash Chandra Khuntia, Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
2020-08-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
'Social distancing reduced Covid-19 infection rates by 45% in Europe'
Copenhagen, Aug 14 (IANS) A new study has revealed that social distancing during the six weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced infection rates by up to 45 per cent in Europe, according to the University of Southern Denmark.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Denmark,International
Wriddhiman Saha in need of 'A negative blood'
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is in need of a blood group sample, he has said on social media.
2020-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Amazon can be held liable for faulty products, rules US court
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) In a major blow to Amazon, a court in California has ruled that the e-commerce giant can be held liable for defective products sold by third-party sellers on its platform.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Oman postpones beginning of school year to Nov 1
Muscat, Aug 14 (IANS) Oman has decided to postpone the beginning of the academic year for all students to November 1 due to the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Oman,Education
Heightened security for I-Day in riot-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Security has been stepped up and vigil enhanced across the tech city for the 74th Independence Day celebrations on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic and uneasy calm in the riot-hit areas, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Defence/Security
1,977 new corona patients take Odisha's active cases to 16,353
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Odisha's coronavirus cases increased to 54,630 as 1,977 new ones were reported in the last 24 hours in the state, the Health Department said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
US forces bring more military gear into Syria
Damascus, Aug 14 (IANS) The US forces have sent 40 truckloads of military gear into Syria from Iraq, state-media reported.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Apple releases new iOS, iPadOS, macOS updates
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Apple has released iOS 13.6.1 and iPadOS 13.6.1 to fix troubling issues in the operating systems, as well as a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.6.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Chunky Panday: In '80s and '90s, heroes couldn't dream of doing negative roles
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Chunky Panday says it was all about heroes doing the right thing on screen when he ventured into Bollywood in the eighties.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Wildfire near LA threatens 5,000 structures
Los Angeles, Aug 14 (IANS) An aggressive wildfire near Los Angeles that has already burnt 10,500 acres with zero per cent containment, was threatening more than 5,000 structures, authorities said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Russia to open trade offices in Palestine soon: Envoy
Ramallah, Aug 14 (IANS) Russia will soon open its trade representative offices in Palestine, according to Moscow's Ambassador.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
SC holds Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his tweets criticising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and the judiciary.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'2 in 5 schools worldwide lacked basic handwashing facilities in 2019'
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) Two in five schools (43 per cent) around the world lacked access to basic handwashing facilities in 2019, a key condition for educational institutes to be able to operate safely amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a joint report.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
'More women in officiating job, thanks to Hockey India's pro-activeness'
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Hockey India introducing the open application and registration process for tournament officials on their member unit portal has largely helped several young and upcoming umpires and technical officials apply and register, feels 40-year-old Rohini Bopanna who was recently promoted to the FIH Technical Official - Advancement Panel.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Hockey
Covid-19 lockdowns may escalate obesity epidemic
London, Aug 14 (IANS) In an eye-opening study, scientists have warned that locking down society to combat Covid-19 creates psychosocial insecurity that leads to obesity and may escalate the obesity epidemic.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Health/Medicine
Yemen PM, STC representatives discuss forming power-sharing govt
Aden, Aug 14 (IANS) Yemen's Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik met representatives of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh to discuss forming a new power-sharing government.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Yemen,Politics
Global prayer meet for Sushant on Independence Day
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput, has requested people to come together and collectively pray for the late actor on Independence Day.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Planet Marathi OTT launches pay per view Ticket Window
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Chief Managing Director (CMD) Akshay Bardapurkar and Aditya Oke, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of production company Planet Marathi has announced the launch of Ticket Window, a select pay-per-view format of movie experience.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
NASA helicopter recharges batteries on way to Mars
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The helicopter that NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is carrying to the Red Planet has been powered up and its batteries have been charged in the space environment for the first time, the US space agency has said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
UN agencies continue aid delivery to Beirut blast survivors
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) UN agencies have continued aiding survivors of the August 4 Beirut port explosions by delivering medicine, health services, food, water and psychological support, an official said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Israel allows citizens to fly to 3 European countries
Tel Aviv, Aug 14 (IANS) Israel has decided to allow citizens to fly to three European countries -- Bulgaria, Croatia and Greece -- starting from Sunday, as the first step in international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Business/Economy
Canadian govt urged to address critical drug shortage
Ottawa, Aug 14 (IANS) In an open letter to the Canadian government, the country's doctors and pharmacists have called for addressing shortages for critical drugs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Guterres welcomes Israel-UAE peace deal
United Nations, Aug 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the US-brokered historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), under which Israel will suspend its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Australia's limited-overs tour of England confirmed
London, Aug 14 (IANS) England and Australia will play three T20Is and as many ODIs beginning September 4, confirmed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
EU concludes talks on potential COVID-19 vaccine supply from J&J
Brussels, Aug 14 (IANS) The European Commission has announced that it concluded exploratory talks with Johnson & Johnson to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Belgium,International
iPhone 12 may arrive in October, Apple Watch and iPad in Sept
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Apple is reportedly planning to hold its iPhone 12 event in the second week of October, with pre-orders to take place later that week and shipments to start the week after that.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lockdown suicides call for attention on film, TV world's mental health
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Preksha Mehta, Manmeet Grewal, Anupama Pathak and Sameer Sharma. These names share two things in common. All of them are actors by profession, and all of them unfortunately committed suicide during the lockdown. The crisis and uncertainty that the Covid-induced lockdown brought in its wake was perhaps too much and they could not deal with its pressure.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael Jordan's rare sneakers fetch $615,000 at auction
London, Aug 14 (IANS) NBA legend Michael Jordan's game-worn sneakers have fetched $615,000 at an online auction.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Saudi-led coalition intercepts drone, missiles
Riyadh, Aug 14 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted a bomb-laden drone and two missiles which were fired towards the southern border city of Khamis Mushait, state-media reported.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics
Congress leaders in UP push for Brahmin CM candidate (IANS Special)
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) The Ram versus Parshuram battle in Uttar Pradesh has now made veteran Congress leaders demand that a Brahmin leader should be projected as a chief ministerial candidate for the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Jordan urges Israel to engage in direct, serious talks
Amman, Aug 14 (IANS) Jordan has urged Israel to engage in direct and serious talks after a historic peace deal was announced between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel brokered by US President Donald Trump.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Jordan,Politics
2 cops killed in Srinagar terror attack (Ld)
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were killed while another was injured after terrorists fired upon a police party at the Nowgam Byepass in Srinagar on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Bollywood joins CBI probe demand in Sushant case
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Several Bollywood stars, including Varun Dhawan and Parineeti Chopra have now joined the growing social media campaign demanding a CBI probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood
South Western Railway's e-file movement triples in pandemic
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) South Western Railway (SWR) zone's digital file movement has tripled in the past four months amid the Covid pandemic and multiple iterations of the lockdown, an official said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National
US Justice Department finds Yale discriminates during admission
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has found that the Yale University discriminated against Asian American and white applicants in its admissions process.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Education,Politics
Vikrant Massey, Kriti Kharbanda's comedy set for July 2021 release
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actors Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda will pair up for the first time in a quirky, contemporary social comedy, which will hit the screens on July 9 next year.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India now past 24L Covid cases, recovery above 71%
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's Covid-19 tally crossed the 24-lakh mark on Friday with 64,553 new cases in 24 hours, while the toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 more fatalities, said the Health Ministry.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Musk slams competitor ULA as 'complete waste of taxpayer money'
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has slammed his competitor United Launch Alliance (ULA), saying their rockets are worthless and the company is a "complete waste of taxpayer money".
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Equity indices in green, Sensex crosses 38,500
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices traded on a positive note on Friday with the BSE Sensex surpassing the 38,500-mark during the initial trade. Healthy buying was witnessed in healthcare, capital goods and energy stocks.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Father-son shot dead in UP's Azamgarh
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) A father and his son were shot dead by some unidentified assailants in a Uttar Pradesh village in Azamgarh district.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 cops injured in Srinagar terror attack
Srinagar, Aug (IANS) Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were injured after terrorists fired at a police party at the Nowgam Byepass in Srinagar on Friday, officials said.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
UK adds 4 more countries to quarantine list
London, Aug 14 (IANS) People arriving in the UK from France, the Netherlands, Aruba and Malta to its quarantine list, will also have to self-isolate for 14 days in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Epic Games sues Apple, Google after 'Fortnite' game removal
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon after Apple and Google removed the popular video game Fortnite from their respective app stores for allegedly violating their in-app payment guidelines, the game maker Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against the tech giants.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP girl will walk again, thanks to actor Sonu Sood
Gorakhpur (UP), Aug 14 (IANS) For almost six months, Pragya (22) was bed-ridden after her of both knees were damaged in an accident.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
RB Leipzig stun Atletico Madrid to reach Champions League semis
Lisbon, Aug 14 (IANS) RB Leipzig, competing in the UEFA Champions League for the second time, stunned Atletico Madrid 2-1 to enter the tournament's semi-finals for the first time.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Stray dogs maul 10-year-old to death
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in Pilibhit district while he was on his way to his father's farm.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Defending champion Bianca Andreescu opts out of US Open
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) Defending champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from this year's US Open Grand Slam.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Hapur rape accused leaves behind suicide note and suspicion
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14 (IANS) The police in Amroha have found a set of clothes, an identity card and a purported suicide note of Dalpat, the accused in the brutal rape of a six-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
People overestimate time spent on Facebook by 3.2 hours a day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Facebook users especially teenagers and young adults significantly overestimate how much time they spend on the social network in a day and underestimate the number of times they visit the platform, the company has revealed after scanning through available data.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Canadians' reactions to Covid-19 restrictions vary: Survey
Ottawa, Aug 14 (IANS) Canadians have varied reactions to the restrictions imposed against the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of cases continue to decline, a new survey has found.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Canada,Politics
Serena ousts Venus in thrilling Top Seed Open encounter
Lexington, Aug 14 (IANS) Twenty three-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams overcame a stern test from elder sister Venus to make it to the quarter-finals at the inaugural Top Seed Open.
2020-08-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
BSP issues whip to 6 defector MLAs in Rajasthan
New Delhi/Jaipur, Aug 14 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has issued a whip to its erstwhile MLAs to vote against the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan in case a floor test is held during the Assembly session that will begin on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National
Family vandalises Agra hospital after patient dies
Agra (UP), Aug 14 (IANS) Family members of a patient, who died during the treatment, vandalised a private hospital in Agra and thrashed the staff alleging carelessness by the doctors and overcharging.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
14 killed in Nigeria armed attack
Abuja, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed when gunmen invaded a village in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, police said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Nigeria,Terrorism
Mayor of Venezuelan capital dies of Covid-19
Caracas, Aug 14 (IANS) Dario Vivas, the Mayor of Venezuela's capital Caracas, has died after suffering from Covid-19 for more than three weeks.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Venezuela,International
Instagram fixes bug that didn't let users remove photos, DMs
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A bug in Facebook-owned Instagram stopped the photo-sharing app from removing photos and private direct messages from its servers even when the users had deleted those, the media reported.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Defence/Security
Agra's industrial growth takes a hit from Covid
Agra, Aug 14 (IANS) Industrial activity in Agra, Aligarh, Firozabad and Mathura has been affected as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has forced people to remain confined to their homes.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese mainland reports 30 new Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The Chinese mainland has reported 30 new coronavirus cases, health authorities said on Friday.
2020-08-14
Category: International, China,International
Argentina yet to set date for football restart post COVID-19 hiatus
Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (IANS) The Argentinian government is yet to decide when domestic football will resume after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tourism and Sports Minister Matias Lammens has said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Sports,Football
Google makes it easier to find live TV, sport shows in Search
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has added new features in its Search where users can quickly find live sports and TV shows.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pakistan enhances security of CPEC: Army
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has said that security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been further enhanced.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tom Lace signs three-year deal with Gloucestershire
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Gloucestershire have announced that 22-year-old batsman Tom Lace has signed a three-year contract which will see him at the club until 2023 season.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sonu Sood recalls his initial days of struggle in Mumbai
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood is being hailed as messiah of migrants lately, due to his efforts in helping them reach home during the pandemic-induced lockdown. However, there was a time when things were not so rosy for him here.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Palestine slams US-brokered deal between Israel, UAE
Ramallah, Aug 14 (IANS) Palestine has slammed the US-brokered historic peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel for full normalisation of relations between the two countries.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Lewandowski a great player but Messi is from another planet, says Setien
Lisbon, Aug 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Quique Setien has compared Lionel Messi to Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski and he insisted that the Pole "is not at the level of Leo".
2020-08-14
Category: International, Portugal,Sports,Football
Global COVID-19 cases top 20.7mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 752,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,International
Aasif Mandvi: My parents were disappointed that their son was good at being a clown
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Indian-origin American actor Aasif Mandvi played out various stereotypes while exploring a career in Hollywood because he had just two options -- grab the opportunity or starve. Now, the Indian-Amercian star is happy that these things are being challenged, and says that people have started seeing the economic and financial viability of telling stories that do not revolve only around white people.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Trump stokes Kamala Harris 'birther' theory
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) President Donald Trump said he has heard Democratic running mate Kamala Harris "doesn't qualify" to serve as US vice-president, amplifying a fringe legal theory critics decry as racist.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Italy PM defends government's handling of coronavirus pandemic
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and six other cabinet-level officials received formal notification of a criminal probe into their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Politics
WHO in conversation with Russia for more vaccine information: expert
Geneva, Aug 14 (IANS) A senior expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that it is currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information about the COVID-19 vaccine that Russia will start production soon.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Trump blocks postal funds to prevent expanded mail-in voting
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) President Donald Trump has said that he opposes funds for the US Postal Service because it would boost mail-in voting he alleges would favour Democrats.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Ranveer Singh's music label aims to celebrate sounds of India
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood livewire star Ranveer Singh, who has his own independent music label, says his vision is to make India listen to uniquely new music and sounds.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
COVID-19 re-infection not confirmed: WHO expert
Geneva, Aug 14 (IANS) A senior expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although there are some cases suggesting that an individual may have been re-infected with COVID-19, it's still not confirmed.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Rouhani inaugurates big agricultural project along Iraq border
Tehran, Aug 14 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated a vast irrigation and draining project in the Western provinces of Ilam and Kermanshah.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ishaan Khatter to star in a war action film
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Ishaan Khatter has been roped in to play Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta in an upcoming war film.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WHO-sponsored plan for new COVID-19 tools has shown results: Tedros
Geneva, Aug 14 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the WHO-sponsored plan for new COVID-19 tools has shown results.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
US stocks end mixed following jobless claims data
New York, Aug 14 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed as investors digested the newly-released unemployment data.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
World On Fire: Of war and ordinary lives (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )
"World On Fire" (series streaming on SonyLIV); Cast: Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Julia Brown, Jonah Hauer-King, Zofia Wichlacz, Brian J. Smith, Ewan Mitchell, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Lesley Manville; Created by: Peter Bowker; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2020-08-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Blast plan at shopping centre thwarted by 'betrayers': NEO-JMB chief
Dhaka, Aug 14 (IANS) The regional commander of Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) Sheikh Sultan Mohammad Naimuzzaman, on the first day of his seven day police remand confessed that the banned militant outfit planned a bomb blast at an elite shopping mall in Gulshan on July 31, a day before Eid-ul-Azha, the officials told IANS.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Turkey, Germany discuss escalation of tensions in East Med
Ankara, Aug 14 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid mounting tensions in Eastern Mediterranean over exploration of energy reserves.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
US weekly jobless claims fall below 1 mln for 1st time in 5 months
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The number of initial jobless claims in the United States fell to 963,000 last week, the first time it has dipped below one million since mid-March, the country's labor department said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
Trump's Covid relief offers too little to help US economy: Experts
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's recent coronavirus relief orders have little to offer for the macro US economy in a crisis, experts said.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Politics
Security beefed up in Delhi-NCR ahead of I-Day
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, security has been beefed up in Delhi-NCR with multi-layered arrangements and strict vigil at the border areas. Apart from this, agencies like NSG, SPG and ITBP have been put on high alert.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Wanted Delhi criminal injured in brief gunfight, nabbed
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A wanted criminal was shot in the leg and overpowered by a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell after a brief exchange of fire, police said on Thursday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa CM questions NRIs protesting Central projects in Mollem
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday questioned the logic of NRIs residing in Russia, Africa and England protesting against the proposed deforestation of reserved forests in the state to make way for three central government projects related to power, rail and road expansion.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
5 NIA officials awarded HM's Medal for Excellence
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Five officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been awarded the Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation for solving some complex cases related to national security.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
India's consumer price inflation rises as food prices soar (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A substantial rise in food prices lifted India's July retail inflation to 6.93 per cent from 6.23 per cent in June, official data showed on Thursday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Eng vs Pak 2nd Test: Pakistan batting collapse halted by rain
Southampton, Aug 14 (IANS) Only 21 overs could be bowled in the second session of the first day of the second Test between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as rain interrupted the play.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in many areas in Gurugram
Gurugram, Aug 14 (IANS) Overnight rains led to waterlogging in several parts of Gurugram on Thursday, throwing normal life out of gear.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Trump brokers historic peace deal between Israel and UAE
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for peace in the Middle East, US President Donald Trump has brokered a historic agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates for full normalisation of relations between the two countries.
2020-08-14
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy
K'taka Covid cases cross 2L-mark, 1.2L recovered
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (IANS) Karnataka's Covid tally breached the 2 lakh-mark with 6,706 new infections, even as 1.2 lakh patients have recovered from the virus so far, Health Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey said on Thursday.
2020-08-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Farmers Bank scam: B'desh ex-CJ, 10 others indicted
Dhaka, Aug 13 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others in a case pertaining to misappropriation and laundering of about 4 crore Bangladeshi taka (BTK) from the Farmers Bank in 2016.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Heavy rains lash parts of Telangana
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed several parts of Telangana on Thursday under the influence of a low pressure area in the northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tripura baby's death blamed on 'careless' Covid-19 testing, probe on
Agartala, Aug 13 (IANS) The father of a 3-day-old baby, who died in a Tripura government-run medical college, on Thursday alleged that he began bleeding after a nurse "carelessly" inserted a nasal tube to take samples for a Covid-19 test.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
J&K's Covid tally nears 27K-mark, death toll 509
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday reported 536 new Covid cases, taking the Union Territory's tally near the 27,000-mark at 26,949, while 11 new deaths in the last 24 hours mounted the UT's death toll to 509.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
B'luru youth protect temple as riots rage in vicinity
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Dozens of youth protected a temple in Bengaluru at the same time when frenzied mobs were on the rampage in the vicinity, torching and destroying an MLA's home, two police stations and other buildings.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National
Kerala reports highest single-day Covid tally at 1,564
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 (IANS) With Kerala increasing testing, the state on Thursday recorded the highest ever single-day spike of 1,564 new Covid-19 cases.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Over 400 fined for not wearing mask in Lutyen's Delhi: NDMC
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has imposed penalty on over 400 people in the last one week for not wearing masks or for not following social distancing norms at prominent markets in Lutyen's Delhi.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1 killed, 5 injured in Mumbai building collapse
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) One person was killed and 5 others were injured, including one seriously, when part of a building came crashing down at Chembur in northeast Mumbai on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE, Israel reach historic deal to normalise relations
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel have agreed to normalise relations.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Politics
ABVP seeks SAU re-conduct entrance test for those facing tech snags
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) demanded that the South Asian University (SAU) again conduct its entrance test for those students who faced technical snags while appearing in the online mode of examination on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Politics
Siddhant Chaturvedi shares college video of Chikni Chameli dance with Sushant
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Siddhant Chaturvedi has shared a throwback video from his college days where he can be seen shaking a leg with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Private hospitals in Telangana handover 50 per cent COVID beds to govt
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Private hospitals in Telangana on Thursday agreed to handover 50 per cent of their beds to the state government for treatment of Covid patients as per the tariff fixed by it.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Gujarat reports 1,092 new Covid cases; tally at 75,482
Gandhinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Gujarat reported 1,092 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state's total count to 75,482, health officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
AAIB forms panel to probe AI Express crash in Kozhikode
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday constituted a committee to investigate the fatal accident involving an Air India Express aircraft at the Kozhikode airport on last Friday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Baby girl version of Dhoni,' fans gush over 7-year-old's helicopter shot
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A video featuring a seven-year-old girl hitting a series of helicopter shots has garnered a lot of responses on social media. Former India opener Aakash Chopra and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar have both responded to the video.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Doctors estimate 3-fold rise in deaths of patients waiting for organ transplant during lockdown
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown imposed from March 24 has affected services across sectors, and key areas of medical care were also not left untouched due to the 68-day total shutdown.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National
COVID-19: Goa adds 570 cases to breach 10K mark
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) With 570 new coronavirus cases, Goa's tally breached the 10,000 mark on Thursday, health officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Income limit for SC students' overseas scholarship scheme raised
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The annual family income limit for the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes students has been increased from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Board compartment exams may be held in Sept: CBSE
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may hold compartment examinations for class 10 and 12 students in September though no date has been fixed so far.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Special secretary in Odisha arrested in disproportionate assets case
Bhubaneswar, Aug 13 (IANS) Ajay Kumar Das, special secretary to Revenue and Disaster Management department, was on Thursday arrested by Odisha Vigilance on charges of possessing disproportionate assets.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Now learning app working well on 2G available for J&K students
Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Online learning in Jammu and Kashmir, on even 2G Internet access, is now going to be smooth and without any hiccups, thanks to 'Wise App' developed by two IIT graduates, including one from the Union Territory.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Cinema/Showbiz,Technology
Happy Ending: Gehlot meets Pilot with handshake and smile
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The much-awaited meeting between Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot was held here on Thursday two days after Pilot returned from Delhi, marking a happy ending to the over a month-long political uncertainty in the state.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
Diljit Dosanjh's clash with Alexa goes viral
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has posted a hilarious new video that captures his struggle with Alexa. In the video, he requests the virtual assistant to play one of his songs, Clash, but she is unable to understand him.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Unnao case: Select hospital for your treatment, HC to Sengar's brother
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted time to Atul Singh Sengar, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for his role in the custodial killing of the father of the Unnao rape victim, to select a hospital in the capital for treatment while being in custodial parole.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
TV Actor Nitesh Pandey joins 'Indiawaali Maa' cast
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Nitesh Pandey has been signed for the upcoming TV show, Indiawaali Maa.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rajasthan Congress revokes suspension of two MLAs
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The suspension of two Rajasthan Congress MLAs including Bhanwarlal Sharma and Vishvendra Singh has been revoked, said Congress officials here on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
DMK dismisses MLA Selvam from party
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Thursday dismissed its legislator K.K.Selvam from the party for breaching party discipline and for bringing disrepute for the party. Selvam was earlier suspended from the party.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Maha scales new high with 400-plus Covid deaths, cases above 11K (Roundup)
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 death toll crossed the 400 mark on Thursday while new cases again shot above the 11,000 mark, health officials said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Sheetal Maulik enjoys being bad on TV
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) TV star Sheetal Maulik says she likes playing a negative characters on television, because such characters help move the story ahead.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Woman posing as cop caught issuing challans on Covid violations
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A 20-year-old woman was caught posing as a police ASI while donning a police uniform and issuing 'challans' for Covid-19 violations in Tilak Nagar in west Delhi. The woman was arrested after two policemen from Tilak Nagar police station grew suspicious.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Specific data can avert runway overshooting during monsoons: Pilots
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) During the monsoon every year, there are runway excursions or overshooting of the runway by aircrafts. Many of these can be prevented if the required data like presence of standing water and its depth and braking action are given, say experienced pilots.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhoni tests negative for COVID-19, to join CSK camp in Chennai
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has tested negative for COVID-19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
B'luru MLA: Why did mobs attack my house?
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) After his house was attacked and burnt by the mob on Tuesday evening, Congress MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy on Thursday questioned why did the rioters target him.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Social media changed television space: Urvashi Upadhyay
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Upadhyay, who made her acting debut with the TV show, Hamari Devrani, in 2008, feels that social media has hugely influenced the small screen industry.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
NHAI form SPV for Delhi-Mumbai 'Greenfield' Expressway project
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run NHAI has formed a special purpose vehicle -- DME Development -- for financing, construction and operation of the Delhi-Mumbai 'Greenfield' Expressway.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Bandish Bandits' star Ritwik Bhowmik: This is my dream debut
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Ritwik Bhowmik is happy that he made his acting debut in the digital space and says he could not ask for a better launchpad than the recently-released musical romance web series, Bandish Bandits.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Gun goes off as cash van guard slips in CP, no one injured
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a freak accident, shots were fired accidentally from the double-barrelled gun of a cash van security guard on Thursday after he slipped in the Connaught Place area, police said. However, no one was injured.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Happu Singh' star Yogesh Tripathi has a working birthday
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Happu Ki Ultan Paltan fame actor Yogesh Tripathi turned a year older on Thursday. He prefers to underplay festivities, saying birthday is just another day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Up for sale, BPCL nearly doubles Q1 standalone net profit
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), the highlight among the host of state-run companies put on the block by the government, has reported a 93 per cent increase in its standalone net profit for the April-June quarter at Rs 2,076.17 crore.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Siddaramaiah discharged from hospital after Covid treatment
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka opposition leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment for Covid-19, an official said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hansal Mehta's job of the day: Reading stories to tribal kids
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took up a fresh job profile on Thursday morning. To spread some positivity, he took to reading out stories to children from a small tribal settlement.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Young women more stressed during lockdown: Survey
Agra, Aug 13 (IANS) A recent survey on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people between 10 and 24 years in UP, Bihar and Rajasthan has revealed that nine out of 10 had to seek some kind of counselling to cope with the mental health fallout of the unprecedented lockdown.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-infected Amravati MP taken to Mumbai as health worsens
Amravati (Maharashtra), Aug 13 (IANS) The condition of Amravati MP, Navneet Kaur-Rana - who tested Covid-19 positive last week - has worsened and she is being rushed to Mumbai, her husband and Independent legislator Ravi Rana said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Kirti Kulhari: 'Mission Mangal' gave me recognition among kids
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari says working in the film, Mission Mangal, gave her recognition among children. The actress adds that the box office success the 2019 Independence Day release is hard to forget, too.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
RTI disposal rate remains unaffected by COVID: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Right to Information (RTI) disposal rate remained unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic and during certain intervals of time, the disposal rate was even higher than usual, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
India can emerge as major player in global organic markets: Govt
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With the largest number of growers, India can emerge as a major player in global organic markets amid increasing demand for healthy and safe food across the world battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong demands 1-Cr compensation to kin of deceased sanitation workers
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi Congress has demanded one-crore rupees compensation and a job each to the next of kin of the sanitation workers who have died in the line of duty fighting coronavirus.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'Adarsh scam classic example of how powerful elite gain from twisting laws'
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Adarsh housing scam in which a 31-storey apartment block in the tony Colaba area of south Mumbai, meant for Kargil heroes and war widows was instead allotted to bureaucrats, relatives of politicians and former army and navy chiefs, among others, is a "classic example of how law, regulations and procedures can be twisted, misinterpreted, amended or bypassed" to serve the interests of the powerful elite, says a new book on white collar crimes by Sibichen K. Mathew, Commissioner of Income Tax in the Indian Revenue Service.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sequential uptick, but India's YoY July air passenger traffic still in red
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic remained deep in the red during July as it plunged by more than 82 per cent to 21.07 lakh on a year-on-year basis, as per official data.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Role of SDPI in B'luru riots coming out, says K'taka Home Minister
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj S. Bommai on Thursday said an investigation into the riots that broke late on Tuesday night has revealed the role of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and said the probe will dig deep into it.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Rohit Shetty wants 'Little Singham' to take on the world next
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty says he never imagined that he would ever come up with a kiddie version of his blockbuster supercop franchise, Singham.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
India's consumer price inflation rises as food prices soar (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A substantial rise in food prices lifted India's July retail inflation to 6.93 per cent from 6.23 per cent in June, official data showed on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Hazlewood suggests tweak in DRS use for Test cricket
Melbourne, Aug 13 (IANS) Australia quick Josh Hazlewood feels reducing the number of unsuccessful review to just one for each team as part of the Decision Review System (DRS) would have a better impact on Test cricket.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Rajkummar Rao wants to sing outside the bathroom someday
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao calls himself a bathroom singer, and dreams of singing outside the bathroom one day.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Will play at US Open, says Djokovic
Belgrade, Aug 13 (IANS) Tennis star Novak Djokovic confirmed on Thursday that he will take part in the US Open, which is slated to be the first Grand Slam tournament since the resumption of the sport after the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Serbia And Montenegro,Sports,Tennis
Yoga can improve anxiety, nervousness: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Researchers have suggested that yoga improves symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, a condition with chronic nervousness and worry, suggesting the popular practice may be helpful in treating anxiety in some people.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
'Taal' turns 21: Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna get nostalgic
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Subhash Ghai's musical romantic drama Taal clocked 21 years on Thursday, and actors Anil Kapoor and Akshaye Khanna reminisced about the project. Both actors shared video clips of the film on Instagram
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Indian Navy sets up new innovation and indigenisation unit
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) To boost self-reliance in the defence manufacturing sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Avoid social media: Langer's advice to young sportspersons
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Australia coach and former batsman Justin Langer said that his only advice for young sportspersons or anyone in the public eye is to avoid social media.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Foundation laid for Rs 1,000 cr pvt rail coach factory near Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Telangana's Industries Minister K. T. Rama Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for Medha Rail Coach Factory at Kondakal near Hyderabad.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Cricket Namibia names new coach for women's national team
Windhoek, Aug 13 (IANS) Cricket Namibia has appointed South African born Francois van der Merwe as the head coach of its national women's team.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Namibia,Sports,Cricket
Namrata Shirodkar recalls winning Miss India
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Namrata Shirodkar on Thursday went down memory lane and recalled the moment she had won the Miss India crown in 1993.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sikki Reddy tests Covid positive, Gopichand Academy shut for sanitisation
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Badminton player N. Sikki Reddy and physiotherapist Kiran C. have tested positive for Covid-19, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Badminton
Govinda: Dance is like talking without having to use words
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Govinda sees dancing more like talking, sans words.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Water-logging after heavy showers in Delhi, but rain deficiency down
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Delhi on Thursday morning, bringing down the capital's rain deficiency for the monsoon season to the lowest in 10 years. The downpour, which was reportedly the heaviest spell of rains this monsoon, resulted in water-logging at several places. Traffic too was disrupted and commuters struggled.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Sanjay Raut to Sushant's family: Remain calm for justice
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Reiterating that the Mumbai Police is doing its job in probing the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday urged the late actor's family and others to "maintain calm" and let the police do their job.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
CMFRI to assess status of species of marine mammals, sea turtles
Kochi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here on Thursday launched a research project to assess the status of 27 species of marine mammals and five species of sea turtles in Indian waters.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amazon top online smartphone channel in India in Q2: Report
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With a 47 per cent share, Amazon beat Flipkart to become the top online smartphone channel in India for the first time in the second quarter of this year, Counterpoint Research said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Preity hones shooting skills under 'John Wick' trainer
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta is honing her shooting skills, and she has roped in the best in business to train her.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Sales tax collection on petroleum products to recover sharply: Crisil
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Sales tax collection of states on petroleum products is set to recover sharply, Crisil Ratings said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's consumer price inflation rises to 6.93% in July
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) A substantial rise in food prices lifted India's Juy retail inflation to 6.93 per cent from 6.23 per cent in June, official data showed on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Bihar Cong leaders restless over delay in alliance announcement
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Ahead of the final seat sharing deal for the Bihar assembly elections, Congress leaders are pressurising the party to get more seats to contest as compared to the 2015 seat sharing agreement.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
How a chemical engineer in Dubai masterminded online fraud in India!
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) North West Delhi Police's cyber cell has busted a ring of online fraudsters involved in duping people through the social media platform 'Telegram'. A bank official is part of the online ring with their mastermind in Dubai.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Godrej Industries logs Rs 106 cr consolidated net profit in Q1
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Godrej Industries on Thursday reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 106.17 crore for the April-June quarter.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kolkata top cop tests Covid positive
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A senior Kolkata Police officer tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, police said.
2020-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Kriti Sanon: Sushant's loved ones deserve closure
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon has demanded a CBI probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, saying his loved ones deserve closure.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
WeWork India offers more flexible options amid pandemic
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to help businesses amid the 'new normal', WeWork India on Thursday announced to offer an 'All Access' pass for members, providing options to work from any of its COVID-19-ready 828 locations around the world till November 1, 2020.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
#Karan_Johar_Insults_IAF trends as netizens troll filmmaker over 'Gunjan Saxena'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) A hashtag claiming Karan Johar has insulted the Indian Air Force has been trending on Twitter all of Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Somebody who had solid plans: SSR's sister comments on 'diary' pages in Insta post
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Shweta Singh Kirti, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's elder sister, posted a new video on Instagram and Twitter and ran an emotional caption saying, "It's time we find the truth and get justice. Please help our family and the whole world to know what the truth is and find closure, otherwise we will never be able to live a peaceful life!!#CBIForSSR Raise your voice and demand #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput #WarriorsForSSR @sushantsinghrajput."
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
TN Covid cases up by 5,835
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu logged 5,835 fresh Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours while a total of 5,146 people were cured of the disease and discharged from different hospitals in the state, said the Health Department on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Equities end flat; banking, healthcare stocks fall
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian stock market ended on a flat-to-negative note on Thursday, weighed down by selling in banking, healthcare and telecom stocks.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Need for sanitary napkins in Rajasthan due to lockdown: Study
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Seven of every 10 adolescent females, nearly 73 per cent, in Rajasthan say they have had a problem procuring sanitary pads during lockdown in the state. This grave unmet need for sanitary napkins is among several critical insights that have emerged from a timely three-state Rapid Assessment Study conducted by NGO 'Population Foundation of India' across Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Priyanka Chopra is gripped by wanderlust
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Sitting at home in a world paralysed by Covid lockdown, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas seems to be gripped with wanderlust.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Modi replaces Vajpayee as longest-serving non-Cong PM ever
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Narendra Modi has yet another milestone to his credit - becoming the longest serving non-Congress Prime Minister of India.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
FB, Google ramp up efforts to curb interference in US polls (Ld)
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) In a bid to protect election integrity, Facebook and Google on Thursday announced new updates that will help voters access authoritative information about the election and connect them to accurate and easy-to-find information about voting ahead of the November polls.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Politics
Sports Ministry to organise Fit India Freedom Run from Aug 15 to Oct 2
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Sports Ministry is set to organise the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom Run from August 15 to October 2.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Deposit Rs 50 lakh for damaging storm water drains, DDA told
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Authority to deposit a sum of Rs 50 lakh, as environmental compensation, with the state pollution control board for allegedly damaging storm water drains on a city road.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Karun Nair recovers from COVID-19, ready for IPL
Bengaluru, Aug 13 (IANS) India and Kings XI Punjab batsman Karun Nair tested positive for COVID-19 last month but has now recovered and is set to travel to the UAE for the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting September 19.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Mouni Roy, Purab Kohli in spy thriller 'London Confidential'
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Actors Purab Kohli and Mouni Roy are excited about their upcoming film, London Confidential, a situational spy thriller currently being shot in London.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
No replays in 2020/21 season of FA Cup
London, Aug 13 (IANS) There will be no replays during the 2020/21 season of the FA Cup, England's Football Association said on Thursday while announcing the schedule of the tournament for next season.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Pakistan did not have much idea about bowl-outs, reveals Irfan
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan has said Pakistan were not prepared for the bowl-out which was played between the two teams during the 2007 inaugural World T20 Group D match after the game was tied.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Plasma therapy safe and effective for Covid patients: Study
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) In an ongoing study of more than 300 Covid-19 patients treated with convalescent plasma therapy in the US, researchers suggest that the treatment is safe and effective.
2020-08-13
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Wear the Art of Motorcycling on your sleeve, literally
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANSlife) For motorcycle enthusiasts it's the 360 degree experience that counts-- everything from the motorbike, to the gear, to the apparel, the camaraderie and the route adds to the magic.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Uber could pause California rides over new driver ruling
San Francisco, Aug 13 (IANS) Uber may have to consider pausing its ride services for a few months in California if it does not get any respite from a new ruling that requires it to classify its drivers as full-time employees.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
UP Congress leader files complaint over Rajiv Tyagi death
Lucknow, Aug 13 (IANS) A complaint was filed against BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and anchor of a private channel at the Hazratganj police station here on Thursday regarding the death of Congress national spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Masaba on sharing screen with mom Neena Gupta: It's quite an experience
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Fashion designer Masaba Gupta has opened up on working with her mother, actress Neena Gupta, in an upcoming series.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Move beyond knee-jerk reactions: A.M. Naik calls for long-term plan
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Industry veteran and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Chairman A.M. Naik has said the country needs to move beyond knee-jerk reactions and put in place long-term and time-bound strategies for domestic industry to grow and become a major player in the global supply chain at a time when businesses are looking at shifting base from China.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
PFC beats expectations, reports 23 pc jump in profit
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Amid rising stress in the power sector with faltering demand and increasing indebtedness, State-owned power sector NBFC, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has reported a handsome recovery in its fortunes clocking growth both in its topline and bottomline in the COVID-19 affected April-June quarter.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Kapil Wadhawan had set up company in UAE, invested in three-acre Australian warehouse
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate's investigation into the Yes Bank-Rana Kapoor money-laundering probe has found that Kapil Wadhawan, CMD of the Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL), started his realty business in 2007-08, pursued it in United Arab Emirates (UAE) by forming Wadhawan International Investments Ltd (WIIL), and the company has some assets in Australia worth Rs 1,000 crore.
2020-08-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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