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Thakur may play first Test vs England, hints Kohli
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) Facing a shortage of pace bowling all-rounders, India may field pacer Shardul Thakur in the first Test against England that begins here on Wednesday, India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
US approves sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set to India for $82 mn
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The United States has approved the sale of Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $82 million, further boosting Indias fire power.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Understanding the Taliban, Pakistan and China nexus
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Afghanistan as the "heart of Asia" that connects the South and Central Asian regions is undergoing a humanitarian crisis that can have severe ramifications in international politics.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Set to overtake Kumble, Anderson ready to play all 5 Tests vs India
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) England pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, who have been playing alternate Test matches in recent times and have a combined tally of 1,140 Test wickets, may be pressed into attack together for all five Tests against India as the hosts are missing Jofra Archer and all-rounder Ben Stokes.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India vs England Test series: Strengths and weaknesses
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) India and England begin a five-Test match series at Trent Bridge here on Wednesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympic hockey: India face Germany for bronze, Australia vs Belgium for gold
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian men's team will meet Germany in the bronze medal match while Australia and Belgium, the world's top two ranked teams, will clash for the hockey gold medal at the Olympic Games here on Thursday (August 5).
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Olympic hockey: Stay focussed, coach Marijne's advice ahead of semis
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Taking things match by match has helped the Indian women's team reach the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics hockey tournament, said chief coach Sjoerd Marijne who promised that his team will continue with the same attitude in the last-four clash with Argentina on Wednesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
Rahul, Vihari emerge options to open for India in 1st Test
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) Injury-stricken India, yet to get their reinforcements, will take on England in the first Test from Wednesday with hopes of ending a streak of series losses which extend to 2011. Even as they have conquered Australia twice over the last decade, India have managed to win just two of the 14 Tests they have played in England. They have drawn one and lost 12.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Kalonji may help in treatment for Covid-19 infection: Study
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Australian researchers have found that seeds of the plant, Nigella sativa, better known as Kalonji, could be utilised in the treatment of Covid-19 infection.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Modi to chair open debate on maritime security at UN Security Council
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually chair an open debate on maritime security at the United Nations Security Council on August 9, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian team better prepared, well rested on this tour: Kohli
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team is better prepared this time as compared to previous tours since the one-and-a-half month rest between the World Test Championship final in June and the five-Test series beginning Wednesday has provided time for acclimatisation to the changing weather patterns in England, said skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pak Army selling 'Kashmir opium' to domestic population to stay relevant, grab resources
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Under the garb of Kashmir, Pakistan is able to fulfill a range of its strategic objectives and has engaged US lobby firms, which, in turn, are a medium to reach out to US politicians.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Amazon offering $10 in credit for palm print biometrics: Report
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Tech giant Amazon is offering $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account, media reports said on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Indian team better prepared on this England tour: Kohli
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian cricket team is better prepared this time as compared to previous tours since the one-and-a-half month rest between the World Test Championship final in June and the five-Test series beginning Wednesday has provided time for acclimatisation to the changing weather patterns in England, said skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Olympics: China claims two gold, four silver medals in badminton
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Eight teams shared a total of 15 medals in badminton at Tokyo the Olympics. The medal table was still dominated by Asian teams, while China stood at the top by snatching two gold medals in the mixed doubles and women's singles.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Covid restrictions, screens raised myopia in children: Study
Hong Kong, Aug 3 (IANS) Significant curbs on time spent outdoors and sharp rise in screen time during the coronavirus pandemic have led to the rise in childhood short-sightedness, also known as myopia, suggests a study.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Hong Kong,Education,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Indian origin girls in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list (Ld)
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian origin girls -- New Jersy-based Natasha Peri (11) and Dubai-based Priyamvada Deshmukh (12) -- have been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Education
Olympics: Simone Biles bags bronze in balance beam, first medal in Tokyo
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) American superstar Simone Biles, who had withdrawn from many gymnastics events at Tokyo Olympics citing mental health issues, bagged a bronze medal in the balance beam competition on Tuesday.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Windows 365 now available for business, enterprise users
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Microsoft has announced that its recently-launched Cloud service called Windows 365 is now available for enterprise and business users.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Unprecedented show of solidarity by Herat residents to Afghan forces
New Delhi/Kabul, Aug 3 (IANS) As the conflict between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in Herat entered its sixth day, the residents of the city chanted 'Allahu Akbar' (Allah is the greatest) to express their support to Afghan government forces and oppose the militant group, according to media reports.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Olympics basketball: Gasol brothers confirm international retirement after Spain loses to USA
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Spain's defeat in the quarterfinals of the Olympic men's basketball competition also meant farewell to two of the best players in the country's history, as brothers Pau and Marc Gasol confirmed their retirement from the international game.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
50 years ago, Wadekar's India made history in England
Nottingham, Aug 3 (IANS) As Virat Kohli's men gear up to take on England in a five-Test away series in England with a battery of fast bowlers putting them on equal footing with the home side, exactly 50 years ago an unfancied India, led by Ajit Wadekar, made history by winning the first-ever Test series in England with a spin-heavy attack.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Epic, Spotify support bill designed to curb app store operators
Seoul, Aug 3 (IANS) A US-based group of companies including Epic Games and Spotify, that voiced opposition to commissions major app stores collect from developers, expressed support on Tuesday for legislative movement in South Korea to pass a bill that seeks to curb the so-called app store taxes.
2021-08-03
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Olympics hockey: India women seek golden end to fairy tale
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team has already made history by reaching the semifinals for the first time. Now they can add a golden hue to their fairy-tale run by beating Argentina in Wednesday's semifinal.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
World's first 3D image of monkey brain developed
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Scientists in China have devloped the world's first high-resolution, 3D image of a monkey brain, which can one day lead to treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's.
2021-08-03
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Khamenei endorses Raisi as new Iranian Prez
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday endorsed Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic republic.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Qantas to stand down 2,500 employees
Canberra, Aug 3 (IANS) Australian flag carrier, Qantas on Tuesday announced that 2,500 of its frontline employees will be stood down amid the ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns and border closures across the country.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Pak clarifies IS remarks by FM Qureshi
New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has issued a clarification over Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's earlier statement in which he had said it is the Afghan government's responsibility to monitor and keep Islamic State (IS) terrorists in the country in check.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Aus oppn proposes cash incentives for Covid vaccines
Canberra, Aug 3 (IANS) Australia's opposition on Tuesday proposed a cash incentive for citizens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as the country's most populous city of Sydney continued its battle against the latest outbreak triggered by the Delta variant.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Peru's new govt unveils pro-integration foreign policy
Lima, Aug 3 (IANS) The new peruvian government's foreign policy will promote Latin American integration based on the principle of mutual respect and reciprocal benefit, Foreign Affairs Minister Hector Bejar said.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
IMAC announces closing of $200 mn IPO
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) International Media Acquisition Corp (IMAC) has announced the closing of its initial public offering of 20 million units.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy
IMF approves largest SDR allocation in history
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) board of governors has approved a new general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) equivalent to $650 billion, the largest ever in the organisation's history, in an effort to boost global liquidity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Business/Economy,Politics
Leander's trainer guides Brazilian doubles player to Olympic glory
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Physiotherapist-cum-coach Sanjay Singh -- the man who has kept Leander Paes injury-free for over three decades and helped him to a whopping 18 Grand Slam titles and a bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games -- added another feather to his cap when he guided Brazil's Luisa Stefani to the women's doubles bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghan Prez blames US withdrawal for violence: Report
New Delhi/Kabul, Aug 3 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has blamed the speedy withdrawal of US-led troops for the worsening violence in his country, as government forces are strugglingto prevent provincial cities from falling to the Taliban amid a major escalation in fighting, a media report said.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Louisiana reinstates mask mandate amid Covid resurgence
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Covid not linked to increased preterm births, stillbirths: Study
Toronto, Aug 3 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the pandemic, alleviating concerns about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on pregnancy.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
Indian-American girl in Johns Hopkins' world's 'brightest' list
New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Peri, 11, has been named in the worlds "brightest" students list based on results of above-grade-level testing of 19,000 students across 84 countries, according to Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY), a part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Ellen Pompeo has no desire to act again
Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) Actress Ellen Pompeo, who is known for her work in the show 'Grey's Anatomy', hasn't ruled out returning to acting one day, but she isn't "super excited" about continuing her acting career.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz
Twitter shuts down its Instagram Stories-like 'Fleets' platform
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Months afters being rolled out for all users, micro-blogging site Twitter is shutting down its Instagram Stories-like 'Fleets' feature from August 3.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
US orders 24 Russian diplomats to leave by Sep 3
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Anatoly Antonov, Moscow's Ambassador to the US, said that Washington had asked 24 Russian diplomats to leave the country by September 3 due to visa expiration.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
IANS Review: 'The Courier' - Riveting espionage drama set in Cold War era
Film: The Courier (2020; FilmNation Entertainment). Playing on Amazon Prime.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
From Shahabad Markanda to Tokyo - the journey of Indian women hockey players to Olympic glory
New Delhi, Aug 3: Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, who scored the solitary goal in the stunning quarterfinal victory over Australia on Monday, is among the eight debutants fielded by Indian women's hockey team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,National
Yellen again urges Congress to raise debt limit
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has again urged Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible after the federal borrowing cap was reinstated after a two-year suspension.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
WH says CDC can't renew eviction ban for renters
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The White House said that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not have the legal authority to renew an eviction ban to prevent millions of American renters of being forced from their homes during the re-surging of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Apple must face Apple Watch patent infringement lawsuit: US court
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Tech giant Apple must face a patent infringement lawsuit alleging that it cribbed heart rate sensor technology for the Apple Watch, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Olympics: Warholm first to go under 46 secs in men's 400m hurdles; wins gold (Ld)
Tokyo, Aug 3 (IANS) Norway's Karsten Warholm on Tuesday became the first man in the world to break the 46-second barrier in 400m hurdles, as he clocked 45.94 seconds in the final to win the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tests Covid positive
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 even after being fully vaccinated.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Politics
Tunisian President sacks 2 Ministers
Tunis, Aug 3 (IANS) Tunisian President Kais Saied has dismissed two ministers in the government of Hichem Mechichi who was removed from the post of Prime Minister on July 25.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Tunisia,Opinion/Commentary,Politics
Idris Elba wants people to fall in love with cinema again
Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) British star Idris Elba currently awaits the release of his upcoming film 'The Suicide Squad', which will hit theatres on August 5.
2021-08-03
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Taliban committed retaliatory killings of civilians, looted property in Kandahar's Spin Boldak
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Taliban, in violation of international humanitarian law, committed retaliatory killings of civilians and looted properties, including that of former and current government officials, in Kandahar province's Spin Boldak district.
2021-08-03
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism