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Huawei unveils Children's Watch 4 Pro in China
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Huawei has unveiled a new child-centric smartwatch -- Children's Watch 4 Pro -- in China for CNY 998 (Rs 11,500 approx).
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology
J&K's schools, colleges, universities to remain closed
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) All schools, colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed till further orders, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports 30,738 new Covid cases, 1,604 deaths
Jakarta, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 30,738 within one day to 3,440,396, with the death toll adding by 1,604 to 95,723 on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
Venugopal Dhoot moves NCLAT against NCLT nod to Twinstar's bid for Videocon
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Videocon Group's former promoter, Venugopal Dhoot, has moved the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against the NCLT's approval to the bid of Twinstar Technologies for Videocon Industries Ltd.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Siri accused of anti-China bias after inaccurate Olympic medal tally
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) To the vocal annoyance of iPhone users in China, Siri was reportedly unable to read aloud the number of gold medals won by the country, the media reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Technology,Sports
Delhi saw 141% above normal rainfall in July
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Despite a heat wave condition in the initial days of July and the number of days it rained was only 16, Delhi's Safdarjung Observatory recorded 507.1 mm rainfall, nearly 141 per cent above normal in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
No dearth of vaccine, Health Minister Mandaviya tells Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya on Sunday advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "to feel proud at the tireless efforts" of health workers who have administered over 13 crore vaccine doses in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
BJD MPs seeks GI tag for Odisha's sweet dish 'Rasabali'
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Three Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MPs from Odisha on Sunday demanded Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Kendrapara Rasabali', a sweet dish claimed to have originated from the 400-year-old Baldevjew temple in the state's Kendrapara district.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Sindhu beats Bingjao to win bronze in women's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu won the bronze medal in women's singles badminton at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Here's why Soni Singh is doing more cameos these days
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Soni Singh, who has been part of shows in leading roles, says that she is currently inclined towards doing cameos in serials.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Rajput, Tomar India's last medal hopes in shooting on last day of competition
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Navy man Sanjeev Rajput, now into his third Olympics, and young Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, who is on his Olympic debut, will look to bring cheers to the Indian shooting contingent in Tokyo, when they compete in the men's 50m Rifle 3 positions qualification round, at the Asaka Shooting range on Monday, the 10th and concluding day of the shooting competitions.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Covid virus, vaccines does not enter human DNA: Study
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Covid-19 cannot enter a person's DNA, say Australian researchers refuting claims of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the infectious disease, integrating its genetic material into the human genome.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Pooja Dey on working with Vikram Bhatt, Rohit Roy in 'Maaya 4'
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Pooja Dey, who is known for featuring in web series 'Gandii Baat 5', is now set to feature in Vikram Bhatt's upcoming web series 'Maaya 4' which also stars popular actors like Rohit Roy and Rushaad Rana.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from Aug 2
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said the Education Department is all set to reopen schools for all classes from August 2 by following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Shah lauds Yogi for development of religious places
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday laid the foundation for the Vindhyachal Corridor project and congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for ensuring all round development of the places of religious significance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Syrian president asks PM to form new cabinet
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday renamed Hussein Arnous as Prime Minister and ordered him to form a new government, state news agency SANA reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
23 students in TN enrol for supplementary Class 12 exam
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Of the 8.16 lakh students who have received their Class 12 marks, under the Tamil Nadu School Education Department's weightage system, only 23 have opted to appear for the supplementary examination, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
CPM member likely to face action over article in TMC daily
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Four days after the late CPI-M politburo member and party's state General Secretary Anil Biswas' daughter Ajanta Biswas' article appeared in Trinamool Congress' daily 'Jago Bangla', CPM West Bengal State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said that there is no reason to take the issue lightly and a decision will be taken following the disciplinary action of the party.
2021-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Play without fear & convert PCs, women hockey Olympians tell Rani & Co
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) They had set the ball rolling for India when women's hockey made its Olympics debut at Moscow in 1980 and two members of that team feel that India had a good chance against Australia if they tighten up their game and capitalise on their chances.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Samsung Galaxy S21 series receiving August 2021 security patch
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) After releasing the August 2021 Android security patch for the Galaxy A52 and A72, the company has now rolled out the latest security patch to three more smartphones -- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
Congress workers block central health officials at Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of Congress workers blocked the central team of health officials which is touring eight districts of Kerala since Saturday to study the reason behind the surge in Covid-19 cases following the directive from the union health ministry. The Congress workers bloacked them at Chaliyam in Kozhikode on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Indian team reaches Nottingham ahead of Test series against England
Nottingham, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, has reached Nottingham from Durham on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India's 5G space booming with global, domestic players pitching in
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's 5G dreams may have been delayed amid the pandemic but this has not been able to detract the equipment makers from engaging in terms of equipment manufacturing and network development.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
NASA set to launch Boeing Starliner cargo spacecraft to ISS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) NASA on Sunday announced the launch of its Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) second mission to the International Space Station on August 3.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Technology
Congress to sort out Rajasthan issue in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After taking feedback from Rajasthan leaders and MLAs, Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken has returned to Delhi and will meet top party leaders in a few days to discuss the issue and adjustments to be made in the state unit and the government.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pakistan reports 5,026 new Covid cases
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday reported 5,026 new Covid-19 cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Zverev beats Khachanov to clinch gold medal in men's singles
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) German tennis player Alexander Zverev beat Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 6-3, 6-1 to clinch the gold medal in the men's singles tennis final of the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Tennis Park on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Jaipur's Amagarh fort, Amba Mata Temple trigger community war
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Jaipur's historical Amagarh fort and the Amba Mata Temple situated inside the fort has triggered a community war in Rajasthan.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Religion
United Opposition corners govt first time in 7 yrs, impasse persists
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Parliament's Monsoon session has seen little business, so far, due to the stand-off between the government and the opposition over the Pegasus snooping controversy, except on one occasion when in the upper house, newly-appointed Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya made a strong defence of its Covid management in a nearly-hour-long speech.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Revamped Apple Maps now being tested in Italy, Vatican City
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Tech giant Apple has begun testing the new Apple Maps on the Italian peninsula as part of the iOS 15 developer and public betas.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Olympics hockey: Germany, Australia win to set up semifinal meeting
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) World No. 1 Australia will meet four-time champions Germany in the semifinals of the men's hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games after overcoming favourites, the Netherlands, in a thrilling shootout.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
'Muslim Women Rights Day' observed to mark triple talaq ban
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) 'Muslim Women Rights Day' was observed on Sunday by different organisations across the country to mark the second anniversary of the enactment of law against the 'triple talaq'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
3 held for running sex determination test racket from Ghaziabad
Gurugram, Aug 1 (IANS) A joint team of the Gurugram Health department and the Gurugram Police has busted an illegal sex determination test racket and arrested three people from Ghaziabad's Kamla Nagar area on Sunday, said a Gurugram Health department official.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengaluru to have 4 cycling tracks soon: K'taka CM
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government will build the "best cycling tracks in all four directions of the city" to encourage the cycling enthusiasts.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Raymon Singh on leaving films: I was playing lead characters on TV
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Raymon Singh, who is part of popular shows such as 'Ye Teri Galiyan', 'Apna Time Bhi Aayega' and 'Kyun Utthe Dil Chhod Aaye', says commitment to television didn't allow her to pursue a career in Bollywood films.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lakshmi Manchu: I love travelling for food
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu is enjoying every moment of hosting the Telugu cookery show 'Aha Bhojanambu'. A foodie herself, she says there have been days when she has just gone out of her way to taste a delicacy.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
K'taka to give Rs 5 lakh compensation to flood-hit families
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for families whose houses were damaged due to landslides and floods across 13 of the 30 districts in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Olympics: American Schauffele wins golf gold; Lahiri ends tied-42nd
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Xander Schauffele of the United States won the men's golf gold at the Tokyo Olympics with 18-under-par 266 on Sunday at the Kasumigaseki Country Club, in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
TN, K'taka enforce strict curbs on passengers from Kerala
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) As Kerala shows no respite in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases for the past several days with the number of cases on Saturday touching 20,624 and test positivity rate at 12.31 per cent, the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have taken tough measures for passengers coming from Kerala.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Taliban targeting critics with revenge killings
New Delhi/New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Taliban forces in Afghanistan are targeting known critics for attack despite claiming that they have ordered their fighters to act with restraint, Human Rights Watch said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Vice President visits GMR Valakashmi Foundation
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited GMR Varalakshmi Centre for Empowerment and Livelihoods at Shamshabad here.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Katy Perry stuns fans with her glam look
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) American singer Katy Perry left her fans amazed with her stylish look during a UNICEF event in Capri, Italy.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Intense wet spell to continue over west MP, east Raj till Aug 3
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Madhya Pradesh between August 1 and 5.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Friendship Day: Actors celebrate the everlasting bond
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) "I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend," said Abraham Lincoln. This is so true for the beautiful bond of friendship. When you make others your friends, there is an affinity that ends all kinds of enmity.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Olympics: Fouaad Mirza slips to 22nd position in eventing
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) India's Fouaad Mirza has dropped down to the 22nd spot in the standings after the cross-country stage of the three-day eventing discipline at the Tokyo Olympics equestrian competitions on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Pressure will be on Australia as they are top ranked: Hockey coach Marijne
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marijne believes the onus will be on Australia, heading into the quarterfinal clash on Monday, adding that his side was in "good rhythm" ahead of the knockout match.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Myanmar likely to hold general elections in 2nd half of 2023
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 1 (IANS) Myanmar is likely to hold new general elections in the second half of 2023, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, chair of the newly-formed State Administration Council, said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Congress slams Centre over vaccine shortage
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the shortage of vaccines in the country amid claims by the government that 47 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the country.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Weather info at fingertips on Apps but how good are they? (Ld)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Earlier this year when Cyclone 'Tauktae' and 'Yaas' hit the western and the eastern coastal states, scores of people, including those not even living in the path of the two cyclones, shared either a screenshot or a link that showcased the strong wind currents on the Windy.com app.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Maruti Suzuki sells 1.62 lakh vehicles in July
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 1,62,462 units of vehicles in July 2021.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Basketball player Durant becomes USA's top scorer at Olympics
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time NBA champion and two-time Olympics gold medallist Kevin Durant has now scored the most points for the United States in the Olympics.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Robo Shankar feels his new show will be stress-buster for audience
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil actor Robo Shankar, who is known for his good comic timing in various films, will soon be seen in television comedy show 'Kanni Theevi Ullasa Ulagam 2.0'. The actor feels the concept of the show is different from what has been presented so far.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Andhra Guv not to celebrate birthday this year
Vijayawada, Aug 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has decided not to celebrate his birthday on August 3 this year, too, due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UN mission in Afghanistan calls for probe into attack on compound
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday called on the Taliban to undertake a full investigation and provide answers concerning a recent attack on its compound in Herat province.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
China renews alert for heavy rainfall
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's National Meteorological Centre on Sunday renewed its blue weather alert for heavy rainfall and severe convection in parts of the country.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Environment/Wildlife
Birds' brain may hold clue why they outlived other dinosaurs
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) US researchers have discovered a new bird fossil which showed that a unique brain shape may be the reason why the ancestors of living birds survived the mass extinction that claimed all other known dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Alexa app adds 'Ask Alexa' widget for iOS home screen
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) The Amazon Alexa app for iOS has received a highly anticipated feature with its latest update -- Ask Alexa.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Market volatility and surfeit of primary issuances to dominate markets
Markets have a mind of their own and when at the end of the previous week, a new high on the benchmark indices looked a certainty, they decided to correct themselves. BSESENSEX lost on four of the five trading sessions and lost 388.96 points or 0.73 per cent to close at 52,586.84 points. NIFTY lost 61 points or 0.39 per cent to close at 15,763.05 points.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
NZ PM apologises to Pacific communities for 'Dawn Raids'
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday formally apologised to Pacific communities affected by the Dawn Raids in the 1970s.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Bonalu celebrated with gaiety in old Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Bonalu, which symbolizes the unique culture of Telangana, was celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety in the old city of Hyderabad on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Religion
Morale of differently-abled DU students high despite Covid
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all educational institutes have remained closed across the country. While students are finding it tough to cope with the situation, the problems for the differently-abled students may have compounded but have not dampened their spirit to excel and learn.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education
Cambodia begins Covid vaccination drive for adolescents
Phnom Penh, Aug 1 (IANS) Cambodia on Sunday launched a Covid-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged from 12 to 17, using the Chinese Sinovac jab.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Cambodia,International
Mrunal Thakur's first look in Dulquer Salmaan's next revealed
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Mrunal Thakur, who will soon be seen with actor Dulquer Salmaan in their yet-to-be-titled trilingual film, revealed her look and character's name on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Stokes has shown courage & bravery to prioritise his mental health: Leach
London, Aug 1 (IANS) England spinner Jack Leach said on Sunday that Ben Stokes has shown courage and bravery to prioritise his mental health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
BSF detects landmine along LoC in J&K's Poonch
Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Sunday recovered a landmine along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
New Covid restrictions in Coimbatore from Monday
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Coimbatore administration will bring in new restrictions from Monday onwards to bring Covid cases under control.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NZ reports 4 more imported Covid cases
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand reported four new imported cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
S.Korea reports 1,442 new Covid cases, 199,787 in total
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) South Korea reported 1,442 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 199,787.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
PC's wavy hair look gets rave reactions
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is currently in London shooting for her upcoming film 'Citadel'. She took to Instagram to share her stunning selfie in which she can be seen flaunting a gorgeous wavy hairstyle and white dress along with nude make-up.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Hollywood
4 Afghan civilians killed in mortar shelling
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Four Afghan civilians were killed after a mortar shell fired by Taliban militants struck a house in the country's eastern province of Kapisa, local police confirmed on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: Barbora-Katerina clinch women's doubles gold
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova earned Czech Republic's first gold medal in women's doubles with a straight-sets victory over Switzerland's Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic at the Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
NZ starts mass vaccination in Auckland
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand has started mass Covid-19 vaccination in Manukau, south of Auckland, with the aim of inoculating more than 5,000 people each day.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Amit Shah visits Kalyan Singh in hospital
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US reports highest daily Covid cases since Feb 2021
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid a resurgence, the US has registered the highest number of single-day Covid-19 cases since February this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest update.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Over 72% adults in Ireland fully vaccinated against Covid: PM
Dublin, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 72 per cent of adults in Ireland have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Ireland,Politics
Sonu Sood joins Special Olympics Bharat as brand ambassador
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has joined Special Olympics Bharat as its brand ambassador. At a virtual event attended by over 500 athletes, coaches, families, officials and volunteers, Sonu interacted with the Special Athletes responding to their queries while admiring and appreciating their sporting achievements.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Ex-Manipur Cong president Govindas Konthoujam joins BJP
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a setback for the Congress, former Manipur party president Govindas Konthoujam on Sunday joined BJP in the party headquarters here.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chennaiyin FC sign Mirlan Murzaev to bolster attack
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) have signed Mirlan Murzaev on a one-year deal ahead of the new season, which begins later this year. The forward becomes the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India's top football league.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Football
Deepak Das takes charge as new Controller General of Accounts
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Trump's 'Muslim ban' harmed health of Muslim-Americans: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) When former US President Donald Trump issued an executive order in 2017 banning Muslims from select countries from travelling to the US, the sweeping decree quickly rippled down to affect health outcomes for Muslim-Americans, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Diaspora
Celebrating the #TheUltimateBestFriend Bond!
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Masaba by Nykaa gives you a perfect reason to celebrate your friend, call as you like a soulmate, confidante or guiding light who plays an important role in your life this Friendship Day. The brand launches completely vegetarian, cruelty-free, and paraben-free all-new, Pure Matte Lipstick collection in three stunning must have shades.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Pak refuses to accept more Afghan refugees
New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistani National Security Advisor (NSA) Moeed Yusuf has said that the country cannot accept additional Afghan refugees and the international community is obliged to make arrangements for them inside Afghanistan.
2021-08-01
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Olympics hockey: Nothing to lose for Indian women in QF against Australia
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team meets Australia in the Olympic Games hockey quarterfinals here on Monday and the girls can play without any pressure as they have already made history by entering the knockout stages of the Olympics for the first time.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
FPIs take exit route in July, net withdrawal from equities at Rs 11,308 Cr
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Foreign portfolio investors (FPI) pulled out net investments worth Rs 11,308 crore from Indian equities in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN Cong leaders to meet grassroots workers to evolve strategy
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu leaders of the Congress party would tour each district of the state and meet grassroots leaders including block and mandalam committee office-bearers to chalk out political strategy. The AICC leadership has already directed the state Congress to provide detailed feedback on the performance of the state government, the union government, and local issues before August 15.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
GST revenue collection for July at over Rs 1.16 lakh cr
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The gross GST revenue collected in the month of July 2021 was Rs 1,16,393 crore.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Telemedicine not effective for voice, speech disorders: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Teleconferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams helped people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. But the platforms could not capture sounds accurately enough for clinicians to successfully treat and evaluate patients with voice and speech disorders, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Deal to end tension in Syria's Daraa reached under Russian mediation
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) A deal to end the recent tension in Syria's southern province of Daraa has been reached under a Russian mediation, a war monitor reported.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Weather info at fingertips on Apps but how good are they?
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Earlier this year when Cyclone 'Tauktae' and 'Yaas' hit the western and the eastern coastal states, scores of people, including those not even living in the path of the two cyclones, shared either a screenshot or a link that showcased the strong wind currents on the Windy.com app.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ransomware attacks hit record 300 mn in 1st half of 2021: Report
San Francisco, Aug 1 (IANS) Ransomware attacks globally surged in the first half of 2021, with 304.7 million, surpassing 2020's full-year total (304.6 million), says a new report.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Worried about breastfeeding amidst the pandemic?
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Throughout the pandemic, expecting mothers and new mothers have been faced with a slew of concerns and questions about the virus and the entire vaccination process. As the months have passed, this concern has been evident in lactating mothers as well.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
French boxer disqualified for headbutt, sits on ringside in protest
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) A French super heavyweight boxer sat on a ringside protest for nearly an hour after being disqualified for headbutting at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Things to keep in mind while buying jewellery online
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) The Internet has redefined shopping behaviour across the globe. The digital space has emerged as the hotbed of advertising, shopping, and commercial activity wherein its impacting and influencing people's day to day lives at a rapid pace. Consumers are now more comfortable with a virtual experience than the physical one, as they are adapting to online purchases. A scholarly article by Lee and Zhang (2002) suggests that after e-mail usage, instant messaging and web browsing, online shopping is the third most popular internet activity.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Malaika's dripping gold
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Our answer to JLo... Malaika Arora, but don't take our word for it, check out her latest photoshoot which is proof enough!
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Bharatanatyam-Kathak jugalbandi to honour nation's unsung heroes
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) Ahead of India's upcoming Independence Day, an annual concert series titled 'Amar Jyoti' is set to present a tribute to unknown soldiers through a unique amalgamation of two classical dance forms, Bharatanatyam and Kathak, on stage.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Parliament logjam: Both Houses worked for 18 hours in 2 weeks
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the stalemate between the opposition and the government continued for two weeks, both Houses of parliament have witnessed little business except the government passing bills amid din without any proper discussion.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
US swimmer Caeleb Dressel shines with five gold in six events
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States made himself the most successful swimmer in Tokyo, with five gold from the six events he featured in as the swimming competitions concluded here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New cybersecurity tech protects computer networks in vehicles
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) A team of US researchers has developed a new machine learning-based framework to enhance the security of computer networks inside vehicles without undermining performance.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Technology
IANS Impact: Bharti Airtel puts out amended subscriber figures for May 2021
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) After an IANS report pointed out identical fall in subscribers for all 26 circles of Bharti Airtel, the company has sent out amended data in supersession of the earlier numbers.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rockets hit Kandahar airport, flights suspended (Ld)
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport, a local official confirmed.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
BJP will return to power in UP with massive majority: Shah
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the BJP would return to power with a massive majority in the next assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and asked the opposition leaders to prepare for their defeat.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kanpur tiger finds a new home in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, Aug 1 (IANS) Amar, a tiger from the Kanpur Zoo, has now found a new home in the Gorakhpur zoo.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Fitness not restricted to dropping pounds on occasions: Shwetambari Shetty
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) At-home fitness has become the new reality for millions across the globe, and according to fitness experts like Shwetambari Shetty, who is one of the fittest Indian women and a trainer, it is here to stay. The Cult.fit expert says she has witnessed people dropping weight, losing fat, gaining muscle, looking lean and strong, and becoming the best version of themselves using at-home workouts.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Olympics: Emma McKeon the golden girl of Australian swimming
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Australian Emma McKeon's success in the pool left the world in awe of the 27-year-old athlete on Sunday as she became the most successful swimmer from her country at the Olympics, winning a whopping seven medals, including four gold and three bronze, in Tokyo.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
A ringside view of rejuvenating India's Test cricket team
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It certainly wasnt a good day for Indian cricket on the 2020-21 tour of Australia. No one could fathom what had hit them after the team folded up for 36 in their second innings on December 19 on the third day of the first Test at Adelaide as the hosts romped home to an eight wicket victory.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sudan welcomes Algerian initiative to hold Nile dam meeting
Khartoum, Aug 1 (IANS) Sudan has welcomed an Algerian initiative calling for holding a direct meeting between leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to reach a solution for the differences over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile river.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sudan,Politics
Two-dose vaccination highly effective against severe Covid-19 infection
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANSlife) A recent study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Covishield vaccine administered in Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCIRC) has found in its interim report, that out of 599 fully-vaccinated healthcare workers, only 1.16 per cent developed severe illness that necessitates hospitalisation after testing Covid positive.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Tamil Nadu ATM theft cases to be handed over to CBI
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Crime branch special police team which is probing the series of thefts in the state targeting SBI ATMs is preparing a final report to be submitted to the DGP.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UN Syria envoy urges upholding int'l humanitarian law
Damascus, Aug 1 (IANS) UN special envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen has called for upholding the principle of the protection of civilians and international humanitarian law, a spokesman for the world body has said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,Politics
Maoist killed in exchange of fire with Telangana Police
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the police and extremists on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Why people are hesitant towards vaccination?
Warsaw, Aug 1 (IANS) Vaccine deniers are mostly led by a generalised negative attitude to vaccines, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Poland,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
POCO F3 GT looks like an all rounder in crowded mid-segment
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Aiming to offer top-notch devices for the users in the super-crowded mid-premium price segment in India, smartphone brand POCO has unveiled another device -- POCO F3 GT -- that features the latest 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset for top-end performance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Guterres welcomes official opening of coastal road in Libya
United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the official opening of the coastal road in Libya, in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Politics
Himachal CM deploys his chopper for evacuation
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Setting an example, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur deployed his newly acquired 16-seater chopper for ferrying at least 66 people stranded in the Himalayan heights.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rockets strike Kandahar airport, flights suspended
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) Flights in Afghanistan's Kandahar airport were suspended on Sunday after rockets struck the nation's second main international airport.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Rajpal Yadav reveals what he does to avoid getting typecast
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Rajpal Yadav, who has been in the film industry for 24 years, says he is happy with what he has achieved till date. However, the talented actor, who is mostly known for his comic roles, says he has broken stereotypes and tried to avoid getting typecast.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
New chapter poised to open in Andhra intermediate education
Amaravati, Aug 1 (IANS) The intermediate education in Andhra Pradesh is going to transform from the 2021-2022 academic year as several aspects known to the public for decades will cease to exist, leading to opening up of a new chapter of higher secondary education in the state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education
Hybrid cars more vulnerable to chip shortage that conventional ones
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As global computer chip shortage hits car manufacturers, researchers report that hybrid cars are twice as vulnerable to supply chain issues as conventional fuel-powered models.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Pandemic's dark shadow over TV shows
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The pandemic has taken a toll on everything, and television shows are also not spared. Be it shows like 'Durga' which went off-air in three months or 'Shaadi Mubarak' which ended in just nine months.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
BJP counters SP tirade in UP with Jawahar Bagh incident
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) To counter the Samajwadi Party campaign against the Yogi Adityanath government, the Uttar Pradesh BJP will now use incidents of crime in the Akhilesh government to highlight the 'anarchy in the SP regime'.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Kerala Blasters FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipovic
Kochi, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC have signed Bosnia and Herzegovina central defender Enes Sipovic ahead of the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) season. The towering defender joins the club after a one-year stint with ISL side Chennaiyin FC.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Stalin for all-party meet against proposed draft on PG medical admission
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is likely to call a meeting of all political parties having representation in the state Legislative Assembly to hit common ground against the proposed draft Bill on Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Apple dominates global tablet market amid supply concerns: IDC
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple shipped 12.9 million iPads in the second quarter (Q2), capturing 31.9 per cent market share in the category, followed by its nearest rival Samsung which shipped 8 million tablets with a distant 19.6 per cent share, according to latest IDC estimates.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Hot on OTT: Coming up this week (August 1 - August 7)
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Here's a look at highlight films, shows and series that are scheduled to drop in the digital space this week.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Death toll in Afghanistan flash floods reaches 113
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The death toll from last weeks flash floods in Afghanistan eastern province of Nuristan has increased to 113 with dozens still missing, an officials said, adding that 70 more were injured.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Apple Music taps more Indian languages, nurtures local talent
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple Music has created flagship playlists in India across eight languages -- Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi and Hindi -- and according to the tech giant, top five genres of music in the country currently are Bollywood, Pop, Hip Hop/Rap, Indian Pop and Dance.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
World Heritage Committee closes Fuzhou session, adds 34 new heritage sites
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco has wrapped in Fuzhou, capital of China's Fujian province, with a total of 34 new sites inscribed on the World Heritage List.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Returning Nadal to begin US Open tune-up with Citi Open
Washington DC, Aug 1 (IANS) Spain's Rafael Nadal will begin his tune-up for the US Open in August-September with the Citi Open -- an ATP 500 hard-court tournament -- which commences here on Monday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Tennis
Halt in fuel price revision continues, global oil rates above $75/bbl
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) kept petrol and diesel prices unchanged for the 15th straight day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
No one asked me to resign, says Tirath Singh Rawat
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat, who resigned within four months, has said that he took the decision to avoid a constitutional and legal crisis in the state after consulting the BJP central leadership and no one asked him to put in his papers.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Zimbabwe reopens Victoria Falls border to vaccinated tourists
Harare, Aug 1 (IANS) Zimbabwe has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of visitors between the two neighbouring countries.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics
KCR's Dalit outreach raises political dust ahead of by-election
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Ahead of the by-election to the Huzurabad Assembly constituency, Telangana is witnessing an intense political bickering between ruling TRS and the opposition parties over an ambitious scheme announced by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to woo Dalits.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
UP woman clings to wooden log, remains afloat for 16 hours
Jalaun (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) A 50-year-old woman fell into a nullah here and kept herself afloat for 16 hours before she was finally rescued.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Airstrikes kill 37 militants in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A total of 37 militants were killed as Afghan fighter planes targeted a convoy of Taliban militants in Dasht-e-Lili area of Jawzjan province, a local official said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Israel,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Lucknow to vaccinate 75K people in a day
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Lucknow will set a new record on Tuesday when 75,00 people will receive a Covid vaccination in a single day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Cinemas reopen: Tougher times ahead (Column: B-Town)
The appeals and pleas by the exhibitors, especially the multiplex managements, to the respective authorities to permit the resumption of the screenings at the cinemas is getting a positive response. Now, all major circuits have permitted conditional reopening. One would not have expected the multiplex managements to pursue the matter considering the experience they had after the first pandemic wave closedown.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
India's highest number of 4 inter-state border disputes in NE
Guwahati/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) The recent and bloodiest Assam-Mizoram inter-state border clash was again a reminder that the decades-old four boundary disputes among the northeastern states need to be resolved swiftly. However, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that these border rows might be resolved next year when India celebrates 75 years of Independence.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National
Wait for Tesla gets longer in India as high import duty hits Musk
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the rich and famous brigade in India await the arrival of Tesla cars, the wait has just got longer owing to the import duty tussle between Elon Musk and the Indian government -- an issue that has kept away the most coveted electric car from entering the country for years.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology
10-year-old Krishna passes Class 10 exam in UP
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) A ten-year-old boy has passed the Class 10 examination in Uttar Pradesh Board, securing 79 per cent marks.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Olympics: USA gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of Monday's floor exercise final
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles on Sunday pulled out of the floor exercise final, scheduled for Monday, after having opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics a day earlier.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
2 Lucknow temples get threat letters
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Security has been beefed up at the famous Mankameshwar Temple in Lucknow after the temple trust received a letter threatening to blow up the city's prominent temples and the office of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Much at stake for DMK and AIADMK in local body polls
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) After the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections this year that brought the DMK to power, the next political battle will be the local body polls.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
UP MLA gets a reality check in his constituency
Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) At a time when the BJP is all set to launch its 'Ashirwad yatras' in Uttar Pradesh and seek the blessings' of voters on the eve of Assembly elections, this incident comes as a major setback.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
This 'leafy' solution to diabetes has many takers
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) There is no qualified research to prove it but people claim that they have benefitted and now swear by it.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Health/Medicine
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for August 2-8.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Effective policing is the foundation of internal security (Column Spy's Eye)
An important lesson drawn by India from the ongoing pandemic is that strict crime control and maintenance of law and order are needed to protect the nation from many of the newly emerging threats to internal stability and security. At least five such points of concern can be identified and they all can be said to be creating vulnerabilities that facilitated the work of enemy agents and adversarial forces.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Govt crackdown on erring insolvency professionals, IBBI institutes hefty penalties
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Centre has proposed a crackdown on insolvency professionals that develop nexus with companies facing bankruptcy proceedings thereby delaying the resolution process.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Rajasthan schools, colleges offer fee discounts amid pandemic
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) At a time when parents and schools are at loggerheads over the fee issue in many parts of the country, a few institutions in Rajasthan are trying to make it a win-win situation for both the parents and themselves.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
George Bailey new Australian chief selector as Trevor Hohns retires
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Sunday appointed former skipper George Bailey as chairman of the national selection panel to replace the retiring Trevor Hohns.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
New Peruvian new govt to promote private, public investment
Lima, Aug 1 (IANS) The government of new Peruvian President Pedro Castillo will implement an economic policy that will promote private and public investment,Finance Minister Pedro Francke said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Sweden,Politics
Size matters: Himachal apple growers see big gains in plentiful rain
Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) Apple growers in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major apple-producing regions, are upbeat that increased rainfall activity would result in sufficient moisture to help the fruit to gain optimum size. This would also raise overall apple production after a lean season.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
After losing sheen, West Bengal CID struggling to survive
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal, that was once considered one of the best investigation department in the country, is now struggling to survive.
2021-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National
ED to grill Raj Singh Gehlot on how J&K Bank settled amount of Rs 289 cr at Rs 128 cr
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Raj Singh Gehlot, Chairman of the Ambience Group of Companies who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last week and sent to ED custody for seven days, will be questioned about how money was routed to different companies and how he made the J&K Bank settle for Rs 128 crore in place of Rs 289.08 crore.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Olympics: Dressel wins fourth personal gold in men's 50m freestyle
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States won his fourth gold at the Tokyo Olympics triumphing in the men's 50m freestyle here on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-Maoist teenage girl, who hunted cops, now aspires to be one!
Gondia (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) In a strange twist of fate, cops who once hunted this dreaded girl are now her jealous and zealous guardian angels -- and that same gun-wielding 19-year-old girl, who used to target cops and the security forces once, now aspires to be one of them.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cricketers better than others at handling rifts (Column: Left-hand view)
Victory is something sportspersons always yearn for. They engulf themselves in the process of achieving it at all cost. Be it a club level match or a world championship, the process and routines for preparations remain the same for champions.
2021-08-01
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths
Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
Another pillar crumbles in UP BSP
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) One of the last pillars of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh has also crumbled.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Amit Shah to lay foundation of Vindhyachal Corridor Project today
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone of Rs 150 crore Vindhyachal Corridor Project (VCP) in Mirzapur on Sunday afternoon.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
China reports 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July: Official
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China reported 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July, close to the total of such cases reported in the previous five months, a health official said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 6.67mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 6,678,949 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran reports 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, 3,871,008 in total
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) The Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,871,008.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Turkey shocked by wildfires amid claims of sabotage
Istanbul, Aug 1 (IANS) Turkey is under the shock of unprecedented forest fires that killed four people and injured scores of others in its coastal touristic southern provinces, while authorities are investigating claims of sabotage.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
WI batsman Pooran's fireworks in vain as Pakistan win 2nd T20I
Guyana, Aug 1 (IANS) Nicholas Pooran's unbeaten 62 off 33 deliveries went in vain as Pakistan held on to win the second T20 International by seven runs here on Saturday. The win gave Pakistan 1-0 lead in the five-match series after the first game produced no result.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
Malaysia sees fresh high of 17,786 daily Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, Aug (IANS) Malaysia reported 17,786 new Covid-19 infections in the highest daily spike since the outbreak, bringing the national total to 1,113,272, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Decision after 15 days on night life, week-end curbs: Bommai
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated that he will take a call on imposing nightlife curbs, week-end curfews after watching how the situation unfolds in 15 days in the state on Saturday after chairing the meeting in connection with emerging Covid situation in the bordering districts of state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 3-crore anti-Covid vaccine doses given in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 3-crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines were administered in Karnataka since the drive was launched across the state on January 16, said the state health bulletin on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka steps up Covid testing at inter-state borders
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka intensified testing at inter-state borders with Kerala and Maharashtra to prevent surge in Covid cases in the state, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Tension in Assam-Mizoram border, security forces on alert
Silchar/Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) Five days after a bloody border clash between Assam and Mizoram police, the inter-state borders of the two northeastern states remained quiet but tensed with security personnel remaining on extra alert to prevent any fresh eventuality, officials said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics,Defence/Security
India, China militaries discuss border crisis for nine hours
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Military delegates from India and China deliberated for almost nine hours to resolve the border crisis on Saturday at Moldo on the Chinese side in the Ladakh region.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
2nd T20: WI's Holder, Bravo restrict Pakistan to 157/8
Guyana, July 31 (IANS) West Indies fast bowler Jason Holder captured four wickets to restrict Pakistan to 157 for eight wickets in 20 overs in the second T20 International at Providence Stadium here on Saturday. For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam top scored with 51 off 40 balls while Mohammad Rizwan smashed 46 off 36 balls.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Guyana,Sports,Cricket
Breakthrough in Assam-Nagaland border dispute: Two states start withdrawing forces
Guwahati/Dimapur, July 31 (IANS) Ami the ongoing Assam-Mizoram major border troubles, in a major development over the Assam-Nagaland border plight, the two northeastern states on Saturday started pulling out of their forces from the two disputed locations.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Maha: First Zika virus case found in Pune; woman patient recovers
Pune (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra health authorities grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the first-ever case of Zika virus has been detected in a woman from Belsar in Pune district, officials said here late on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
All eyes on men's hockey team, PV Sindhu
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Sunday, August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
The Hundred: Jemimah scores only 14 but her team wins
Leeds, July 31 (IANS) Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues, who lit up The Hundred with an unbeaten 92 and 60 in her first two matches for Northern Superchargers Women, had a rare failure when she fell for 14 against Oval Invicibles Women on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Qatar's Fares El-Bakh 'lifts' record, wins gold in 96kg
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Qatar's Fares El-Bakh on Saturday set a new Olympic record by lifting a total of 402kg in a dominant performance that fetched him gold in the men's 96kg weightlifting the Olympic Games.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder
New York, July 31 (IANS) A team of researchers has leveraged two new molecules, one of which is currently in clinical oncology trials, to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side-effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Rizwan establishes record for most T20I runs in a calendar year
Providence (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan scored 46 runs off 36 balls against West Indies in the second T20 on Saturday to set a world record for most runs in a calendar year in T20 International cricket.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mauritius,Sports,Cricket
FB's Ray-Ban smart glasses likely to be launched soon
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Tech giant Facebook is likely to launch its augmented reality-related Ray-Ban smart glasses soon.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Gurugram councillors demand probe against IL&FS for flouting norms
Gurugram, July 31 (IANS) The councillors of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) demanded legal action against IL&FS (the concessionaire for handling C&D waste) during the house meeting held on Saturday which was chaired by Mayor Madhu Azad.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Need to respect the bowlers bit more in England: Pant
Chester-le-Street (Durham), July 31 (IANS) Standing outside the crease while batting and showing more respect to bowlers than one does in other countries will be important in England, said India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
IDFC First Bank's Q1FY22 net loss at Rs 630 cr
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) IDFC First Bank on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 630 crore for Q1FY22.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Karnataka cabinet expansion soon, says Bommai
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Saturday that a decision on cabinet expansion will be taken very soon.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Second terrorist killed in Kashmir encounter identified
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) The second terrorist killed in encounter in the forest area of Namibian and Marsar, general area of Dachigam forest in Kashmir on Saturday has been identified, officials said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
'Feels Like Ishq' director Jaydeep Sarkar speaks about his leading ladies
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Whether it is Konkona Sensharma and Tilottoma Shome in one of the acclaimed short films 'Nayantara's Necklace or in the recently released 'Ishq Mastana' featuring budding star Tanya Maniktala, as part of the Netflix anthology 'Feels Like Ishq', filmmaker Jaydeep Sarkar is always trying to work with talents that suit the part and optimise the potential of every actress he collaborates with.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jr National Boxing C'ships: Services emerge champions
Sonipat, July 31 (IANS) Services boxers warded off a strong challenge from Haryana to clinch the title in the Junior Boys National Championships here at the Delhi Public School on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,Sports,Other Sports
64% poll promises fulfilled, says Rajasthan CM
Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) Chhattisgarh home minister and Congress manifesto implementation committee chairman Tamradhwaj Sahu and MP Amar Singh were in Jaipur on Saturday to evaluate the status of promises made in the Rajasthan Congress manifesto, as per the directions given by the Congress high command.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
NIA to probe recovery of war-like stores of explosives in Mizoram
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Amid the land dispute on the Mizoram-Assam border, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the recovery of 3,000 detonators from Champai district in Mizoram by Assam Rifles.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Perform ground breaking ceremony for Mekedatu project: Congress
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday urged the state BJP government to start the work on Mekedatu project by performing the "bhoomi pooja" (ground breaking ceremony) immediately.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Congress slams govt for taking away powers of states to identify OBCs
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday launched an attack on the Narendra Modi-led government for taking away the powers of states to identify and notify the Other Backward Classes (OBC), saying it is trying to give a "terrific spin" to fool the people.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Disturbing videos show Taliban enforcing Sharia in parts of Afghanistan
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Deobandi groups larger objective is to impose Sharia in Afghanistan by converting it into an emirate and expand its influence all over the country at the cost of minorities and womens rights, Afghan media reports said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Andhra registers 2K more Covid cases, 23 deaths in a day
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday registered 2,058 new Covid cases, raising the state's overall tally beyond 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,180.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Xiaomi unveils new electric scooter, gaming monitor
London, July 31 (IANS) Xiaomi has expanded its 'AIoT line-up by launching new products, including a scooter, gaming monitor and Wi-Fi Router.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology
Week-end curbs may come back in K'taka over Covid fears
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Taking serious note of the possible third Covid wave in the state including Silicon Valley in Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is seriously considering to recommend week-end restrictions and curb night life, to the Karnataka government.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Crack emerges in under-construction flyover on Dwarka Expressway
Gurugram, July 31 (IANS) A major crack emerged in a slab between pillar number 120 and 121 of an under-construction flyover on Dwarka Expressway on Saturday, though no one was injured in the incident.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society,Crime/Disaster/Accident
American investors rethink China after crackdown led to losses of $400 bn
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) American investors are asking whether China Inc is still worth the risk following a widening series of regulatory crackdowns that have wiped some $400 billion off the value of US-listed Chinese companies, Wall Street Journal reported.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Noor Mukaddam murder sparks outrage in Pak over femicides
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Noor Mukaddam, the daughter of a former Pakistan diplomat, was brutally killed when she was at the house of her boyfriend Zahir Jaffer on July 20, who not only tortured Mukaddam, but inhumanely beheaded her at his residence, located in the posh vicinity of Islamabad.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Switzerland's Belinda Bencic emerges women's singles tennis champ (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) No.9 seed Belinda Bencic won Switzerland's third Olympic tennis gold with a nail-biting 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 defeat of the unseeded Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two hours and 30 minutes on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
J&K reports 118 new Covid cases, 113 recoveries and no death
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) New cases outnumbered recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday where 118 new cases and 113 recoveries were reported, but no Covid related death during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Anand replaces Vidit as captain of Indian chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead the Indian team in the second online chess Olympiad to be held from September 8 to 15, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Cinema halls, malls, bars to reopen in Odisha from Aug 1
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) With the improvement in Covid-19 situation in many districts, the Odisha government on Saturday allowed reopening of malls, cinema halls and bars with adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Chinese Lyu becomes oldest weightlifter at 37 to win Olympic gold
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Chinese veteran Lyu Xiaojun made history on Saturday by becoming the oldest weightlifter to win an Olympic Games gold medal when at 37 he bagged the men's 81kg category along with three new Olympic records.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Long Covid: woman moves SC for Rs 1 cr aid for husband's lungs transplant
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Coronavirus has unleashed its wrath on the lives of a young couple who were married just a year ago. The husband is hospitalized since early May, after contracting Covid-19, and currently, requires Rs 1 crore for lungs replacement procedure. The couple is one of those families who are facing the financial version of long-haul Covid: Exorbitant medical bills, emotional stress and approaching various authorities seeking financial help, have upset their lives.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lalan Singh elected new JD(U) chief, supporters celebrate
Patna, July 31 (IANS) The Janata Dal United JD(U) office in Patna turned into a celebration venue for party members and leaders after Munger MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh was elected the national president of the party on Saturday evening.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Penalty corners and defence hold the key for India, say Fernandes & Carvalho
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) When the Indian team takes on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics on Sunday, they have to be careful of three things -- convert penalty corners, defend strongly and attack incisively.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports
Ex-Axis manager swindled his own bank of Rs 26.84L: Police
Palghar (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) Former Manager of Axis Bank, Anil Dubey - who looted the ICICI Bank and killed a woman Deputy Manager on Thursday - has now been charged with allegedly cheating his immediate previous employer of Rs 26.84 lakh (Rs 2.68 mn), police said here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Stokes's exit may hurt but England have multiple all-rounder options
Nottingham, July 31 (IANS) Ben Stokes's decision to pull out of the Test series against India due to mental health concerns and fractured finger may hurt England since he is their ace all-rounder.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Mann Kaur was role model for all: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the demise of iconic veteran athlete Mann Kaur (105), who passed away at a private hospital near here, where she was undergoing treatment for gall bladder and liver cancer.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Sports
Olympics hockey: India women's team makes maiden entry into quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team made a historic entry into the quarterfinals, finishing fourth in Pool A after Ireland were beaten 2-0 by Great Britain in the final league match on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
IMD develops web platform of urban services for Delhi-NCR
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) To provide integrated Early Warning System, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has developed a web portal for Urban Meteorological Services for Delhi and national capital region.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
NIA searches 15 locations in J&K in 2 cases, arrests LeM terrorist
New Delhi/Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday carried out searches at 15 locations in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with two cases and arrested one Irfan Ahmed Dar, who provided logistic support and also arranged arms and ammunition for Lashkar-e-Mustafa (LeM) terrorists.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo's 33-yr-old 100m Olympic record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) 2016 Rio Olympics champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the way for an all-Jamaican sweep of the podium in the women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Centre has assured to release pending GST dues, says Bommai
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said here that the Union minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman has agreed to release pending GST compensation of Rs 11,400 crore to the state.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra announces Rs 3L compensation for 6 deceased Odisha labourers
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh each to six migrant labourers from Odisha, who died in Guntur district recently.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'Chandrababu calling for coalition of registered parties'
Vijayawada, July 31 (IANS) Navataram Party (NP) founder Ravu Subrahmanyam on Saturday said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has called upon all the opposition parties to form a united front to take on the incumbent Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP government in the future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Olympics: Elina Svitolina clinches women's singles tennis bronze
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No.6 Elina Svitolina won the Olympic bronze medal in women's singles, rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to defeat Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina, 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 and win Ukraine's first-ever Olympic tennis medal on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ex-FDA chief estimates up to 1 mn Covid cases daily in US: Report
New York, July 31 (IANS) With the Delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 cases across the US, former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, believes the Covid is significantly more widespread in the country, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha vigilance arrests crorepati private secretary to OSSC member
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The anti-corruption wing of Odisha on Saturday arrested Biranchi Narayan Sahoo, the crorepati private secretary (PS) to Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) member, on the charge of disproportionate assets.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala logs 20K Covid cases in a day, 1 lakh in just 5 days
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) In what could be a record of sorts, Kerala on Saturday recorded 20,624 new Covid positive cases in 24 hours taking the total new cases in the past five days to over one lakh.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
UP announces board results; 99.53% pass class 10 exams
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Board of Secondary Education declared the results of class 10 and 12 for the year 2021, on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education
Babul Supriyo announces to quit politics
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Former Union minister and BJP Lok Sabha MP from Asansol, Babul Supriyo, on Saturday announced that he has decided to quit politics.
2021-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Not concerned with TN BJP chief's fast over Mekedatu: Bommai
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Reacting on Tamil Nadu state BJP state President K. Annamalai's announcement of fasting opposing the implementation of Mekedatu project, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that he is not concerned about it.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
NTPC Q1 net profit rises 27.35% to over Rs 3,000 cr
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The country's largest power generator NTPC Ltd. has reported 27.35 per cent increase in its net profit during the first quarter of current fiscal on the back of higher generation and improved demand for power.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Olympics: Sindhu no match for Tai Tzu-Ying, falls in semis (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's hopes of winning a gold medal in badminton and seeing PV Sindhu go one better than her silver won at the 2016 Olympic Games were dashed after the sixth seed lost in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-Ying 18-21, 12-21 on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Badminton
Confident of getting the better of Great Britain: India hockey coach Reid
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Manpreet Singh-led Indian men's hockey team will aim to get past Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games on Sunday and secure a last-four berth, which has eluded them since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V. Baskaran had won the eighth gold medal for the country.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Retrieve pistol of martyr Udham Singh from Britain: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government would soon take up the issue of retrieving the pistol and diary of freedom fighter and martyr Udham Singh from Britain with the Union Ministry of External Affairs.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diplomacy,Politics
PCB shows displeasure over BCCI 'interference' in Kashmir Premier League
Lahore, July 31 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday showed its displeasure over reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) calling multiple ICC Members and forcing them to withdraw their retired cricketers from the Kashmir Premier League (KPL).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
45-year-long wait for this Kerala mom finally ends
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) It was a home coming that not many would have witnessed as Sajad Thangal returned on Saturday evening after 45 years and waiting there to greet him was his 92-year-old mother.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
K'taka to get 1 cr doses of Covid vax in August: CM
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that the Central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide 1 crore doses of Covid vaccine to the state for the month of August, in the wake of a possible third wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab to construct memorial for Kalapani martyrs
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced his government would soon construct a memorial as a befitting tribute to the countless unsung heroes who laid down their lives especially in the Cellular Jail of Andaman during the independence movement.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Video gaming to heat up with new launches in S Korea
Seoul, July 31 (IANS) Competition in South Korea's mobile video game market is set to intensify in the coming months with the launches of new titles, analysts have said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, South Korea,Technology
K'taka makes RT-PCR test certificate mandatory for entry from Kerala, Maha
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government on Saturday made an RT-PCR test certificate compulsory for those travelling from Kerala and Maharashtra to the state.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Tesla reduces Model 3 price in China: Report
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Electric vehicle maker Tesla has reduced the price of the Model 3 Standard Range in China, even as the price of the same vehicle produced in the US has been going up.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Districts with over 10% Covid positivity rate must restrict gatherings: Centre
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has directed 10 severely Covid-19 affected states on Saturday to ensure that all districts reporting positivity rate above 10 per cent must ensure strict restrictions on public gatherings. According to the ICMR, 80 per cent of the cases were in most of the states were in home isolation.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ava Aashna Chopra shares excitement on debut in India with Punjabi movie 'Soniye Ve'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Singapore-raised model and actress Ava Aashna Chopra is all set for her entry in the Indian entertainment industry with Punjabi movie 'Soniye Ve' in which she is portraying the role of an NRI who visits India to learn 'bhangra'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Telegram expands group video call feature to 1K people
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Encrypted messaging app Telegram has expanded its group video calling feature that now allows up to 1,000 people to join a group video call.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur dies at 105
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Centenarian sprinter Mann Kaur, who started her athletic career at the age of 93 and set a record by becoming the world's fastest centenarian at the American Masters Games in 2016, died at a private hospital near Chandigarh on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
How co-working spaces create a community of their own
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) The ongoing flexibility in working systems is paving the way for an increased demand in new trends such as co-working spaces. Co-working spaces were strategically designed to offer collaboration and networking benefits within furnished and equipped workspaces on a rental basis and the market dramatically expanded in recent years.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
MHA in regular talks with Assam, Mizoram govt, tracking situation
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is in regular talks with Assam and Mizoram administrations over the situation amid the continued border row between the two northeast states, the officials said here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Olympics: Tai Tzu beats Sindhu in straight games in semifinals
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) India's gold medal hopes in women's singles badminton went up in smoke after PV Sindhu lost her semifinal to Tai Tzu-Ying in straight games 18-21, 12-21 here on Saturday. Sindhu, who is the Rio Olympics silver-medallist and world champion, will now compete with China's He Bing Jiao for the bronze medal.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
NHSRCL casts first full height pier for Bullet train project
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Saturday said it has cast the first full height pier on the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly known as the Bullet Train project.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
7 Hindi films that broke stereotypes with portrayal of surrogacy
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The recent OTT-released film 'Mimi' is getting a lot of admiration from the audience for the portrayal of the complex subject of surrogacy in a nuanced way.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth assumes command of 21 Strike Corps
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth on Saturday took charge of 21 Strike Corps, also known as Sudarshan Chakra Corps.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Pooja Rani loses quarterfinal bout
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxer Pooja Rani lost her quarterfinal bout in women's middleweight category to second seed and 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist Li Qian of China by unanimous decision on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Courtney Cox is real-life Monica Geller from 'Friends'
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actress Courtney Cox shares similar traits with her onscreen character Monica Geller from the popular sitcom 'Friends'.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pothole forms as road collapses under IIT flyover due to heavy rain in Delhi
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The incessant rain lashing various parts of the national capital for the last few days resulted in the road under the IIT flyover in Delhi's Hauz Khas area collapsing on Saturday morning and the formation of a pothole.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Top Pak militant killed is Jaish chief's kin & a Pulawama conspirator (Ld)
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, who is related to terror mastermind JeM chief Masood Azhar, was one of the terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between militants and security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Djokovic withdraws from mixed doubles after losing singles to Carreno Busta (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Hours after losing a tough men's singles bronze-medal match to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze-medal match at the Olympics due to a left shoulder injury.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Troika Plus to discuss Afghan crisis
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Amid escalating bloodbath in neighbouring Afghanistan -- Pakistan, China, Russia and the US will be meeting in Doha on August 11, to discuss the security situation there and ponder on ways to prohibit the Himalayan South Asian nation from plunging into yet another civil war.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Modi stresses on need to keep police ready amid technological disruptions
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday exhorted new police rookies, saying: "I am confident the young IPS probationers will work beyond the police stations and HQ. They will work among the people and do their best to address their problems."
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Amaal Mallik thrilled to compose music for Prabhas' film 'Radhe Shyam'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Talented singer-composer Amaal Mallik will be composing the music for Telugu star Prabhas' upcoming film 'Radhe Shyam'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Johnny Lever is smiling because comedy is now serious business
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) In recent times, one of the renowned Marathi comedian-actor-mimicry artists Madhav Moghe passed away and Bollywood veteran Johnny Lever paid tribute to him. Looking back at this whole transformation of how the presence of comedians used to be quite elementary back in the day in cinema to now, as youngsters are making it a full-time profession and counted as 'artists' by society, Johnny tries to analyse the change.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Kriti says sudden weight loss-gain 'not a healthy thing to do'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Kriti Sanon walked the extra mile to nail her look in the film 'Mimi'. The actress had to put on some extra kilos to play a pregnant woman and gained weight in "two and a half months".
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jacqueline Fernandez explains why action film 'Vikrant Rona' is 'super special'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says the upcoming film 'Vikrant Rona' will be super special and memorable for her. The actress has come on board Kannada star Kichcha Sudeepa's multilingual film.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
India, UK to conduct clinical trials on 'Ashwagandha' for Covid recovery
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Ayush ministry's All India Institute of Ayurveda in collaboration with the United Kingdom's London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will conduct a study on 'Ashwagandha' for promoting recovery from Covid-19 in a boost to the traditional Indian medicine system.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Prioritize vaccination of homeless: Centre to states & UTs
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Center has directed all the states and union territories to vaccinate homeless people and beggars who may not have resources for vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses singles bronze-medal match
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost the bronze-medal match in men's singles at the Olympics, bowing out to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-7 (8-6), 6-3 at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Afghanistan sees bloodiest day as forces repel Taliban attacks
New Delhi/Kabul, July 31 (IANS) Amid the ongoing violence in Afghanistan, the country witnessed the bloodiest day in a month as security forces repelled mass Taliban attacks on the capital cities of Herat, Helmand, Takhar, and Kandahar provinces, according to media reports.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Vijayan, CPI-M have to respond to Custom chief's statements: Cong
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan on Saturday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his party CPI-M to respond to the statements made by Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar in the infamous gold smuggling case.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Brother murders brother over Rs 500
Bhabua (Bihar), July 31 (IANS) A young man in Bihar's Kaimur district has been accused of beating his younger sibling to death for alleged loss of Rs 500 from his kitty.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Full functional autonomy for PSU general insurers not privatisation: Unions
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Demanding functional autonomy and opposing privatisation, the major unions in the government owned general insurers are not buying Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's views about the reasons for the government amending the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Assam CM ready to join probe on Mizoram border clash
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 31 (IANS) In response to the Mizoram police's FIR against him in connection to the inter-state border skirmish, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that he is ready to join any probe on the issue.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
China's Yunnan reports 9 imported Covid cases
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's Yunnan province has reported nine imported coronavirus cases with no new infection in the community, the local health commission said Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Compliance not eased for GST taxpayers with over Rs 5 cr turnover, reconciliation statement remains
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Taxpayers looking at ease of compliance requirement for filing annual GST returns for 2020-21 are in for a rude shock as the government has not completely done away with the process of including the reconciliation statement along with the returns.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Centre gives Rs 1,828 cr to states for fight against Covid-19
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has provided Rs 1,828 crore so far to states and union territories under the emergency Covid response package to combat the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Australia's Kaylee invites teammate Emily on top podium, fans love it
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) A picture of two top Australian women swimmers hugging after they won the gold and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games has gone viral with thousands of fans on social media saying it was one of the most beautiful moments of the quadrennial showpiece.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Ugandan Prez directs military to oversee Covid screening at airport
Windhoek, July 31 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has directed the military to take over Covid-19 screening at the country's Entebbe International Airport.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Namibia,Politics
11-time MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh cremated with full state honours (Ld)
Solapur, (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) India's second-longest serving legislator and Peasants & Workers Party (PWP) senior leader Ganpatrao Annasaheb Deshmukh, who passed away on Friday, was cremated with full state honours in Sangola here on Saturday afternoon, official sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Chicago issues indoor mask mandate for people over 2 yrs
Chicago, July 31 (IANS) Authorities in the US city of Chicago have issued a new mask mandate that required everyone over the age of two to wear masks when indoors.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Hopes of healthy Q1 results to push equities higher (Market Outlook)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The upcoming monetary policy review coupled with the ongoing financial results season will influence the trajectory of key equity indices in the week ahead.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Early Covid symptoms differ among age groups: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) The symptoms for early Covid-19 infection may differ among age groups and between men and women, new research published in The Lancet Digital Health, suggests.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Tunisia to reduce curfew hours from Aug
Tunis, July 31 (IANS) The Tunisian government has announced that the curfew in the country will be shortened by three hours from August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Tunisia,Politics
IS attack on funeral kills 13
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 45 others injured in an attack by carried out by the Islamic State (IS) terror group on a funeral and a nearby checkpoint in Iraq's Salahudin province, a police source said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Terrorism
Top Pak militant killed is Jaish chief's kin & a Pulawama conspirator
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad and a relative of JeM chief Masood Azhar was one of the terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between militants and security forces in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Chile immunises 80% of target population against Covid
Santiago, July 31 (IANS) Chile has fully vaccinated 80 per cent of the target population against Covid-19, Health Minister Enrique Paris announced.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
UN relief chief visits displaced persons in Tigray
United Nations, July 31 (IANS) Martin Griffiths, the new UN emergency relief coordinator, visited a site for internally displaced people in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, a spokesperson said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nina Christen wins gold as Anjum & Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final (Ld)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nina Christen of Switzerland won her maiden Olympic Games gold with a victory in women's 50m rifle 3 positions here on Saturday. Taking a 10m air rifle bronze a week ago, the 27-year-old set an Olympic record of 463.9 points for the gold, improving the previous mark held by German Barbara Engleder by 5.3 points.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Musk calls Apple App Store fees 'de facto global tax'
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Taking Epic Games' side, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that Apple holds a 'de facto global tax on the Internet'.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Andhra will emerge as tourism hub, says Deputy Speaker
Amaravati/New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Kona Raghupati on Saturday said the state will become a tourism hub in the future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Iraq warns of possible new wave of pandemic
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) The Iraqi Ministry of Health warned of the seriousness of the current Covid-19 situation that may trigger a fourth wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine
China using machine guns, rocket launcher to train troops in Tibet
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) of China is using heavy machine guns, a rocket launcher and mortar bombs to train troops in the Tibet region.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Defence/Security
AWS leading Cloud service provider in Q2 amid 'green' Cloud call
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the leading cloud service provider in the second quarter accounting for 31 per cent of total spend after growing 37 per cent on an annual basis, a new report has showed, as top Cloud vendors aim to cut carbon footprint for a green future.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Environment/Wildlife
Trump's tax returns must be acquired by Congress: Justice Dept
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), an agency within the Department of the Treasury, "must" turn over former President Donald Trump's income tax returns to Congress.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
What A Shot! Farah Khan on what's it like directing M.S. Dhoni
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan recently directed Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a commercial.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu meets family members of Devineni Uma
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday met the family members of Devineni Uma Maheshwara Rao to extend solidarity and console them.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Israel says to ease restrictions on Gaza
Ramallah, July 31 (IANS) Israel announced it will ease some restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip, including an expansion of the allowed fishing zone.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Isuru Udana announces retirement from international cricket
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Udana has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. The reason behind his abrupt departure from international cricket was not known.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Friendship Day: A weekend getaway with your bestie
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) After having spent most part of the last 18 months at home, travel bucket lists have only become longer with the number of must-visit places constantly adding up every month.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Indian abstractionist Mehlli Gobhai's art goes on view
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Throwing light on the life and nearly 70-year-long career of Mehlli Gobhai (1931-2018), one of India's greatest abstractionist painters, a new exhibition titled 'Mehlli Gobhai: Epiphanies', co-curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Nancy Adajania has opened in the Mumbai-based gallery Chemould Prescott Road. It is open to view till August 23.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Ex-K'taka CM Kumaraswamy to meet PM Modi on Mekedatu project
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Janata Dal (Secular) State President and former Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand speedy implementation of the Mekedatu project.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
EU Q2 GDP rebounds, unemployment drops
Brussels, July 31 (IANS) Gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone rebounded 2 per cent in the second quarter (Q2) of this year compared to the previous one on the back of two consecutive quarterly declines, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU) said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Belgium,Politics
Vice Admiral Ghormade takes charge as Navy vice chief
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Vice Admiral S.N. Ghormade assumed charge of the vice chief of Naval Staff on Saturday. He has succeeded Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar who retires after more than 39 years of illustrious service.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
Lockdown relaxation accelerated June auto sales growth: Ind-Ra
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Relaxation of localised lockdowns in most parts of the country led to the sequential as well as year-on-year increase in domestic auto sales volumes in June 2021, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
15-day live Kathak festival to mark 75th Independence Day
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Renowned Delhi-based cultural organisation Kathak Kendra has announced that it will partake in the national celebrations of the 75 years of independent India, under the Government of India's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', with a unique Kathak tribute.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
New book narrates inspiring story of drug de-addiction through yoga
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) Is the power of yoga, meditation and conscious shift towards spirituality enough to pull someone back from the deepest pits of drug addiction and alcoholism? The powerful and intense real-life story of Anjali Talcherkar, told vividly in her new book "Yoga of Rehab: The Twelve Sutras for Transcending Addiction" is a testimony to the life-changing potential of the yogic way of life.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life
Friendship Day Gifting 2021
New Delhi, July 31 (IANSlife) It's Friendship's Day and just like the last year, we've all been socially isolating ourselves from our pals for a while now. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned reunion with some goodies on the side.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Lebanon's 1st mobile clinic for free Covid testing launched in Beirut
Beirut, July 31 (IANS) Lebanon's first mobile clinic offering free Covid-19 testing and other basic medical services was launched in capital Beirut jointly by its municipality and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Lebanon,Health/Medicine
Kerala 'rape' victim moves SC seeking permission to marry tormentor
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A victim of rape has approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to marry her 'tormentor', a 53-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and was dismissed from priesthood by the Vatican.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
3 killed in Yemen landmine blast
Sanaa, July 31 (IANS) At least three people were killed in a landmine explosion in Yemen's southern province of Lahj, a government official said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Yemen,Terrorism
Indian chillies spice up China's kitchens with bowl of rice
New Delhi, July 31: It is not just rice that India is supplying to the kitchens in China. Along with rice, the demand for chillies has increased too. China, one of the primary chilly producers of the world, has now started importing the key ingredient required for its cooking from India.
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
A runaway success: An Ethiopian who won 1st athletics gold at Tokyo 2020
New Delhi, July 31: "All my life, I've been running. Where I come from, a rural farm in southern Ethiopia, that's just the way of life. Need to get water for your family? You run. Buy some things at the local market? Run. Get to school, no matter how far away it is? Grab your books and run."
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Neeraj Kabi: OTT will only rise and become better
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Actor Neeraj Kabi strongly believes that OTT has a very bright future ahead.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Apple leads tablet app processors market with 59% revenue share
New Delhi July 31 (IANS) Apple maintained its tablet AP (app processor) market leadership with a 59 per cent revenue share in Q1 ? the company's highest share in the past nine years -- followed by Intel with 14 percent and Qualcomm with 10 percent, according to a report.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Business against tough Covid curbs in Karachi
New Delhi/Karachi, July 31 (IANS) Officials of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) said it was impossible to pay salaries to workers if the government decides to close down industries and businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
KJo says Kareena, Ranbir can get Over-The-Top quotient right
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is all set to host 'Bigg Boss OTT', says actors Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan can raise the Over-The-Top quotient if they enter the reality show.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vice President makes case for using native languages in judiciary
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for the need to make the judiciary accessible for native language speakers. Referring to the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana's recent initiative allowing a woman to speak in Telugu in court, the Vice President said the incident underlined the need for judiciary to allow people to express their problems in their mother tongues, and also deliver judgments in the regional languages.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Top Pak Jaish commander among 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter (Ld)
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) A top Pakistani terrorist commander belonging to proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed was among the two terrorists killed in an early morning encounter between terrorists and security forces at Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Pankaj Tripathi on being called uncrowned 'king' of OTT
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The growing popularity of the OTT space has helped in bringing talented actors to the forefront and one such name is Pankaj Tripathi, who has amassed a big fan following with his portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya from 'Mirzapur' and Guruji from 'Sacred Games'.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Medical personnel invited on sets of comedy show
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) A new non-fiction comedy show on television has taken the initiative to make our frontline workers, especially medical personnel, laugh at a time when they are working very hard amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
K'taka cabinet expansion: Uneasy calm prevails among BJP leaders
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Uneasy calm prevails in the BJP Karnataka state unit leaders camp as they have got the news that the party is keen on replacing the elderly leaders with new faces, sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Israel bans travel to 4 more countries
Tel Aviv, July 31 (IANS) Israel has decided to ban its citizens from travelling to the UK, Georgia, Cyprus and Turkey over concerns of the high level of Covid-19 morbidity reported in the four countries, the Ministries of Health and Transport said in a joint statement.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Israel,Politics
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out (ld with correction in scores)
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Istanbul bans forest entrances amid fire danger
Istanbul, July 31 (IANS) Turkey's largest city Istanbul has banned entrances to its forest areas because of the increasing fire danger.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Tokyo Olympics: Anjum and Tejaswini fail to reach 50m rifle 3 positions final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The Indian rifle shooting duo of Anjum Moudgil and Tejaswini Sawant continued a sorry show for the Indian shooters at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, failing to make it to the finals of the women's 50m rifle 3-positions event at the Asaka Shooting Range.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Torrent Power acquires 50 MW solar power plant from Lightsource bp and UKCI
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Torrent Power Limited has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Lightsource India Limited and Lightsource Renewable Energy (India) Limited for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital and all securities of LREHL Renewables India SPV 1 Private Limited (SPV).
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
India, China militaries hold talks to resolve border dispute
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The twelfth round of top commanders-level talks between India and China are underway at Moldo on the Chinese side in the Ladakh region on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Twitter introduces algorithmic bias bounty challenge
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has detailed a new bounty competition that offers prizes of up to $3,500 for showing biases in its automatic image crops.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Atul Kulkarni: Filmmaking is about collaboration
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaking is a collaborative effort and good collaborations result in great projects, says National Award-winning actor Atul Kulkarni.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IL&FS plans to sell stake in Shendra Green Energy
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) IL&FS has sought request for proposals to sell the stake of IL&FS Energy Development Company Ltd (IEDCL) in Shendra Green Energy Ltd (SGEL).
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Kenya's rhino population rises 11% amid zero poaching in 2020
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) An international wildlife organisation said that there was an 11 per cent increase in rhino numbers in Kenya from 1,441 in 2019 to 1,605 in 2020 amid no poaching last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Environment/Wildlife
Rates, results to dictate rupee's direction; strengthening expected (Currency Forecast)
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Expected status-quo in monetary policy as well as robust equity markets are expected to strengthen the rupee during the upcoming week.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
JLo sets off the siren with neon bikini
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez raised the bar once again with her latest photos in a neon yellow bikini chilling on a yacht. The 52-year-old pop star shared her sun-kissed pictures on Instagram sending the mercury a few notches higher on the Internet.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Kartik looks forward to bring alive romantic thriller 'Freddy'
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Kartik Aaryan is all set to star in the upcoming movie 'Freddy' directed by Shashanka Ghosh. The actor says he is looking forward to bringing the romantic thriller to life.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
IED detected, defused on Jammu-Poonch highway
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) A major tragedy was averted on Saturday when the security forces detected and successfully defused an improvised explosive device (IED) on Jammu-Poonch highway in Jammu and Kashmir.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Charges forwarded against key suspect in attack on ex-Maldivian Prez
Male, July 31 (IANS) The Maldives Police Service (MPS) has forwarded charges against one of the key suspects in the May 6 terrorist attack targeting former President Mohamed Nasheed to the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO), state media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: India women beat South Africa, keep QF hopes alive
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Forward Vandana Katariya scored a hat-trick as the Indian women's hockey team struggled to put it across South Africa 4-3 in their final Group A match in the Tokyo Olympics women's hockey competition, keeping alive their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Rohit Shetty ready to defy gravity all over again
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) He has redefined high-octane action entertainers with his death-defying stunts, power-packed performances and sprinkle of laughter with witty lines. Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has given a new meaning to action cinema agrees that the genre in Hindi cinema has immensely evolved.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Penn Badgley doesn't find social media fulfilling
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) 'Gossip Girl' and 'You' star Penn Badgley joined social media to use his profile to do good in the world but, despite his "pure intention," he became "overwhelmed" by the ideas of online popularity.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Himachal landslides: 2 BRO officers lose lives in rescue ops
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Two Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officers lost their lives during rescue and relief operations in Himachal Pradesh, which is witnessing flash floods and landslides due to heavy rainfall.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Dwayne Johnson got 'ghosted' by Emily Blunt
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Hollywood star Dwyane Johnson was keen to have actress Emily Blunt in the movie upcoming movie 'Jungle Cruise' but, when he sent her a video asking if she would like to join the cast, she "ghosted" him and left him without a reply.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Pakistan's Azam Khan ruled out of two T20Is against West Indies
Georgetown (Guyana), July 31 (IANS) Pakistan batsman Azam Khan has been ruled out of the second and third T20Is against West Indies after sustaining a head injury in a training session.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
FB developing AI, new ways to detect users under age 13
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Admitting that it is not easy to detect and remove accounts belonging to people under the age of 13, Facebook has said that it is looking at ways to convince people under age 13 to not lie about their age, including using the artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Music streaming apps have India rocking to new tunes
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The rapid speed at which international music streaming apps are burgeoning in India, it's becoming one of the leading music consumers in the world.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
Kenyan tightens containment measures amid resurgence
Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Kenya has tightened Covid-19 containment measures, including a ban on public gatherings, amid a new spike of Covid-19 cases in different parts of the country, according to a top health official.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Kenya,Politics
SpiceJet to launch 16 new flights from August
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet will launch 16 new flights from August.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Static fortnight: No change in fuel prices
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) have continued with the pause on fuel price revision for the 14th consecutive day on Saturday, the longest period in weeks, as a wait-and-watch process continues amid rising global crude prices.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Vijayan fumes as Covid rages in Kerala, asks experts for answers
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) With close to a lakh new Covid cases in the past five days and no sight of any slowing down in the test positivity rate (TPR), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan lost his cool at a review meeting of Covid-19 experts and asked them to rework strategies, as the people partly locked up in homes for the past 83 days have started grumbling.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Russia blames 'software failure' for misfired engines that shook ISS
Washington/Moscow, July 31 (IANS) Russian space agency Roscosmos has blamed a short-term software failure which led to erroneous engine firings by its Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module, docked with the International Space Station (ISS), shifting the ISS off its normal position.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
Bulgarian Prez asks ITN party to form new govt
Sofia, July 31 (IANS) Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has afternoon asked There Is Such a People (ITN) party, the largest political force with 65 seats in the newly elected 240-member Parliament, to form a new government.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Bulgaria,Politics
Karthick Naren opens up about his 'Navarasa' casting
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Tamil filmmaker Karthick Naren, who is directing a part of upcoming Tamil anthology "Navarasa", says that assembling the team for his project was a very organic process.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
70% Belgian adults fully vaccinated against Covid
Brussels, July 31 (IANS) Seventy per cent of adults in Belgium, roughly 6.5 million people, have now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the Sciensano institute for public health said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine
Maoists attack Bihar railway station, take official hostage
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A group of armed Maoists attacked a Bihar railway station on the Patna-Kolkata route on Saturday morning and held the station master captive for around half-an-hour. The insurgents also threatened to explode the station building.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Thailand's reopening plan to go ahead amid surge: Deputy PM
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's plan to reopen the country in mid October is going ahead despite a surge in Covid-19 infections, Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
K'taka sex CD case: Investigating officer returns to work
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the sex CD scandal involving former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, is likely to submit a final report soon to the High Court.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
Two Pak intruders shot dead by BSF in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said its troopers shot dead two intruders from Pakistan in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Microsoft faces subpoena in Google's antitrust case in US
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Microsoft, which cooperated with the US prosecutors in building a 2020 antitrust case against Google, is now facing a subpoena to produce millions more documents at the request of Googles defense team, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
US squashes Bezos' protest against NASA-SpaceX $2.9 bn contract
Sam Francisco, July 31 (IANS) The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has squashed Jeff Bezos-run Blue Origin's challenge to space agency NASA for picking Elon Musk-owned SpaceX for its prestigious $2.9 billion Moon lander programme.
2021-07-31
Category: India, New Delhi,Science/Tech,Technology
9 markets closed in Chennai till Aug 9 to check Covid spread
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has ordered closure of nine markets and commercial establishments where large number of people gather, till August 9, 2021, starting from Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Myanmar further extends restrictions on travellers
Nay Pyi Taw, July 31 (IANS) Myanmar's Foreign Affairs Ministry has further extended the entry restrictions for all travellers to the end of August amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Myanmar,Politics
Simone Biles pulls out of vault and uneven bars finals at Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Star American gymnast Simone Biles has opted out of the vault and uneven bars finals in artistic gymnastics to be held on Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old is still not ready to compete as she is dealing with 'the twisties', as per her Instagram stories on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
S.African Parliament seeks to establish inquiry into unrest
Johannesburg, July 31 (IANS) The South African Parliament said that a joint meeting by its committees has resolved to refer a request to establish an inquiry into the recent unrest which was triggered earlier this month in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's imprisonment.
2021-07-31
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa to tour Sri Lanka for limited-overs series in September
Dubai, July 31 (IANS) South Africa will tour Sri Lanka for a men's limited-overs series in September, with the teams set to clash in three ODIs and as many T20Is.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UK unveils financial aid to boost cycling, walking
London, July 31 (IANS) The UK government has unveiled a 338 million pound ($472 million) package in an effort to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
K'taka CM to hold high-level meet today over Covid
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) In view of the alarming situation in the state in the backdrop of a spurt in the number of Covid cases in the neighbouring districts of Kerala, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called a high-level meeting on Saturday evening.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Musk refutes claim that he tried to replace Cook as Apple CEO
San Francisco, July 31 (IANS) Elon Musk has refuted a story based on an upcoming book about Tesla that he tried to replace Tim Cook as Apple CEO.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Odisha CM writes to Mandaviya on short supply of fertilizers
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday wrote to Union chemicals and fertilizers minister Mansukh Mandaviya over short supply of fertilisers to the State.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Olympics: Nigerian sprinter suspended for doping before women's 100m semifinal
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been banned from the women's 100m semifinal at the Tokyo Olympics after an out-of-competition doping test returned a positive result.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Britain wins mixed 4x100m medley relay at Olympics, breaks world record
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Britain won their second swimming team gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games in a world record time here on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
11-time Maha MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh dies at 95
Solapur, (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) India's second-longest-serving legislator and Peasants & Workers Party (PWP) senior leader Ganpatrao Deshmukh passed away following a brief illness at a private hospital here late on Friday, family sources said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Covid continues to weigh on Thailand's economic growth
Bangkok, July 31 (IANS) Thailand's central bank said the country's economy in June continued to be impacted by the latest Covid-19 outbreak, deemed the most deadliest since the onset of the pandemic early last year.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Thailand,Politics
2 terrorists killed in Kashmir encounter
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in the Nagberan-Tarsar forest area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
India records over 41K Covid cases & 593 deaths in a day
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India recorded 41,649 fresh Covid-19 cases with 593 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Aus reaches vax targets for roadmap out of pandemic
Canberra, July 31 (IANS) Australian leaders have reached an agreement on vaccination targets required for the country's roadmap out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Olympics: Atanu Das crashes out as archery campaign ends on disappointing note
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Atanu Das failed to keep his nerve when it mattered most after making a good comeback against Japan's Takaharu Furukawa, losing the Men's Individual Round-of-16 Elimination duel 6-4 at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Olympics: Kamalpreet comes up with scintillating throw, qualifies for discus final
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Patiala-born 25-year-old Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur came up with a scintillating performance to secure her place in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games even as the more experienced and Asian Games gold medallist Seema Punia bowed out with a 16th-place finish in the qualifying stages on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Athletics
Kuwait prepares to receive vaccinated expats
Kuwait City, July 31 (IANS) Kuwait's Ministry of Health announced that the country is preparing to receive expatriates who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 from August 1.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Iraq national museum to reopen after recovery of looted artefacts
Baghdad, July 31 (IANS) Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has ordered the reopening of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, after some 17,000 looted artefacts were recovered from the US.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Iraq,Politics
Mexico's economy rebounds 19.7% in Q2
Mexico City, July 31 (IANS) Mexico's economy rebounded 19.7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021, buoyed by good performance across all sectors, according to preliminary figures released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi).
2021-07-31
Category: International, Mexico,Business/Economy,Politics
Guterres slams Taliban attack on UN compound in Afghanistan
United Nations, July 31 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned a Taliban attack on a UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan, which resulted in the killing of an Afghan security guard.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics: Boxer Amit Panghal crashes out of Tokyo Olympics
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Boxer Amit Panghal, the world No. 1 in men's 52kg, crashed out of the Tokyo Olympics, losing to Yuberjen Herney Martinez Rivas of Colombia in a Round-of-16 bout on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Colorado hit by record-breaking heatwaves, mudslides
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Colorado's unpredictable 2021 summer weather showcased an extraordinary week, where record high temperatures were registered in the US state, while monsoon-like weather in the mountains triggered record numbers of mudslides.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,International
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.2 mn
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.20 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
New CDC study rings alarm bells: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as unvaccinated
New York, July 31 (IANS) US health officials Friday released details of an alarming new study which could totally muddle current thinking on how the coronavirus spreads in society.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
'War has changed': 5 highlights from leaked CDC docs on Delta variant
New York, July 31 (IANS) Leaked documents from Americas premier public health fighting force show it is getting ready to go from what US president Joe Biden described as the countrys "summer of freedom" to "war has changed" on the Covid-19 delta variant in a short span of barely a month.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Caeleb Dressel shatters world record to win men's 100m butterfly
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Caeleb Dressel of the United States rewrote his own world record to win the men's 100m butterfly gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Canada faces start of Delta-driven 4th wave of Covid-19: Top doctor
Ottawa, July 31 (IANS) Canada is at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of Covid-19, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Politics
Only 0.02 per cent tested Covid+ within Olympic community: Bach
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) The 2020 Olympic Games are the most restricted sporting event ever in the world, as the Olympic village probably is the most tested community in the world, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has claimed.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Japan,Sports
Africa 'not on track' to 10% Covid-19 vaccination target by year end: WHO
Geneva, July 31 (IANS) Only 1.5 per cent of the whole population of Africa has been vaccinated against Covid-19, and the continent might not even reach 10 per cent coverage by December 2021, although the World Health Organization (WHO) wanted to cross that threshold by September of this year, WHO officials warned on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated: Study
Washington, July 31 (IANS) A new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Delta variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijayawada railway staffer contributes in grooming Mirabai Chanu
Vijayawada, July 31 (IANS) A railway employee, K.V. Koteswara Rao, from the South Central Railway (SCR) zones Vijayawada division contributed his bit as a masseur, dietician and personal cook in grooming Mirabai Chanu, Indias weight lifting silver medallist in the Tokyo Olympics.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Other Sports
Central Chinese cities close tourist sites after Covid-19 resurgence
Changsha, July 31 (IANS) Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in central China's Hunan Province said it would close its major tourist sites starting Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Biden nominates Indian-American to be first Muslim envoy for religious freedom
New York, July 31 (IANS) President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American, Rashad Hussain, as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, and if approved by the Senate he will be the first Muslim to head US diplomacy for advancing religious liberties.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Politics
Assam Police summons Mizoram MP, 6 officials, Zoramthanga for amicable solution
Guwahati/Aizawl, July 31 (IANS) The Assam Police has issued summons to Mizoram's Rajya Sabha member and six state officials, including a Deputy Commissioner and a Superintendent of Police, for their alleged role in Monday's border violence, which left six of its personnel dead and over 100 people from both states injured, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Profit bookings, global cues subdue equity indices (Roundup)
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Profit bookings as well as global concerns over the fast-paced spread of the Delta+ variant of Covid-19 subdued India's key equity indices on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
TN to augment cyber crime wing with high tech equipment, personnel
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to augment the state police's cyber wing's capability by providing them more modern gadgets and recruiting highly-trained professionals.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Technology
80 kg blue sapphire unearthed from Sri Lanka's gem mine
Colombo, July 31 (IANS) A blue sapphire weighing approximately 80 kilograms was discovered in a gem mine in Rakwana, Ratnapura in Sri Lanka on Friday, local media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Lalan Singh likely to be next JD-U President
Patna, July 31 (IANS) Senior Janata Dal-United MP Rajiv Singh 'Lalan' Singh is expected to be made the new national President of the party, a source said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Odisha approves industrial projects worth Rs 2,083 cr
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday approved seven industrial projects worth Rs 2083.88 crore, which will generate employment opportunities for over 2,144 people in the state, officials said.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,Business/Economy,Politics
Karnataka orders more curbs as Covid cases spike
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) With a spurt in new Covid cases, especially in districts bordering Kerala, Karnataka imposed additional measures to contain the virus spread, a top official said on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Man sentenced to death in Bihar for rape & murder of minor
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A district court in Rohtas in Bihar has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a minor girl.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delhi Assembly passes resolution against three farms laws
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Friday passed a resolution seeking the withdrawal of the three controversial farm laws.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Karnataka logs 1,890 new Covid cases
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Reversing the declining trend, 1,890 new Covid cases were registered across Karnataka in a day, while recoveries were lower at 1,631, said the state health bulletin on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Air pollution in Delhi-NCR show decreasing trend over last 4 years
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) An early estimate from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D), has shown a decreasing trend in PM2.5 concentration over Delhi-NCR over the last four years.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
NIA files supplementary charge sheet in Hizul narco terror case
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it has filed a supplementary charge sheet against Manpreet Singh aka Mann, a narco trafficker in the Hizbul Mujahideen narco terror case.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
16 girls rescued from red light area in Bihar's Sitamarhi
Patna, July 31 (IANS) A total of 16 girls, including some minors, were rescued from a red light area in Bihar's Sitamarhi district in a joint effort by the state police and a Delhi-based NGO on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reservation for OBC, EWS in medical seats to help in UP polls: BJP
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) BJP leaders have claimed that the Union government's decision to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in medical education seats will help the party in the Assembly polls in five states scheduled next year, especially in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
The Hundred: Shafali scores 22 but Smriti's team prevails
Southampton, July 30 (IANS) Indian opener Shafali Verma scored 22 off 20 deliveries but her side Birmingham Phoenix Women lost to Southern Brave women by eight wickets in The Hundred competition here on Friday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
DMK campaign to showcase OBC quota in medical courses 'victory'
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK is chalking out a campaign across the state to highlight the efforts it undertook to get the 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Communities (OBC) for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Hero MotoCorp starts retail sales in Mexico
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Two-wheeler major Hero MotoCorp said on Friday that it has commenced retail sales in Mexico.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
J&k sees 137 new Covid cases, 109 recoveries, 1 death
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) For the third consecutive day on Friday, new Covid cases outnumbered recoveries in J&K where 137 new cases, 109 recoveries, and one death were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
3 SL cricketers banned for a year for violating Covid protocols in England (Ld)
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday slapped one year ban from international cricket on three national cricketers -- Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella -- who were found guilty of violating the Covid-19 safety guidelines during the team's tour to England last month.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Karnataka HC suo moto takes up case of horrific killing of monkeys
Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Taking suo moto cognisance of media reports about several monkeys found dead or poisoned in gunny bags on the side of the road in the state's Haasan district, the Karnataka High Court on Friday initiated PIL proceedings in the matter.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
VP seeks expediting development of Covid vaccine for children
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged the scientific fraternity to focus on expediting the development of Covid vaccine for children and for according priority to protection of children from the virus.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Sikhs for Justice issues threat to Himachal CM
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) US-based banned Pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice has issued a threat to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, saying the latter won't be allowed to hoist the national flag in the hill state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid patient jumps off from Telangana hospital building
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) A man infected by Covid-19 killed himself by jumping of a government-run hospital building in Telangana on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Raided former Awami League woman leader sent to three days custody
Dhaka, July 30 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Friday sent former Awami league member Helena Jahangir to three days police custody after her arrest following a raid at her house by the elite Rapid Action Battalion overnight.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Hina Khan learnt to ride bike for her role in 'Lines'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Hina Khan, whose film "Lines" recently released on an OTT platform, had to shoot scenes involving bike rides for which she learnt how to ride a bike in order to ace the part.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Armaan Malik's new Tamil song 'Eppa Paarthaalum' is out
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Armaan Malik is quite excited about his new Tamil song 'Eppa Paarthaalum', which is a collaboration with music composer Hiphop Tamizha that released on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sri Lanka bans three cricketers for breaching Covid protocols
Colombo, July 30 (IANS) Sri Lankan cricketers Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella have been suspended from international cricket for one year and domestic cricket for six months besides being fined 1 crore Sri Lankan rupees for breaching Covid-19 safety guidelines, instructions & regulations of the team management during the tour of England.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
NTPC to use drones to detect encroachments, solar panel damage etc.
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Power generation major NTPC Ltd has decided to use Garuda Aerospace's drones, among other things, to detect encroachments in its hydro power project areas, check on landslides, and identify leakages from reservoir/dam and wet spots, a top official of the drone company said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
Punjab hockey players to get Rs 2.25 cr each on winning Oly gold
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Sodhi announced on Friday that hockey players from the state representing India at the Tokyo Olympics would get Rs 2.25 crore each if the team wins the gold medal.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey,Politics
India's April-June fiscal deficit reaches 18.2% of FY22 target
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India's April-June budgetary fiscal deficit reached 18.2 per cent of the FY22 target, official data showed on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Delhi-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor to pass through Gurugram
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) The proposed Delhi-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will pass through Gurugram, for which a detail project report (DPR) is being prepared.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
Test series vs India: Stokes withdraws to attend to mental health
London, July 30 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the Test squad for the forthcoming series against India due to concerns over his mental health and injured finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Central Delhi receives 'heavy' rainfall for 3rd straight day
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Large parts of the national capital continued to receive 'good' rainfall with central Delhi receiving 'heavy' rainfall for the third day in a row on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
T'gana minister lays foundation stone for Gokaldas apparel factory
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Gokaldas Images, which is one of India's first readymade garment exporters, will set up a 500-machine stitching unit at the Sircilla Apparel Park in Telangana.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AIFI raises concern over high steel prices with PM
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The disruption caused by coronavirus has impacted India's automotive industry, as well as the automotive component and forging sector. While the industry has been reviving from the second wave of the pandemic, the rapid increase in steel prices has hammered the forging sector.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Olympics roundup: Lovlina assures medal, Sindhu light up gloomy day
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Lovlina Borgohain on Friday assured India a medal from the Olympic Games boxing ring when she stormed into the semi-finals of the welterweight (69 kg) while PV Sindhu remained on course for a medal in badminton by authoritatively marching into the last-four stage by putting it across a tough Japanese opponent.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
India's 8 core industries' June production up 8.9% (Ld)
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Low base effect, along with easing of Covid 2.0 restrictions, boosted the output of India's eight major industries in June on a year-on-year basis.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
NFAI gets rare 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema
Pune, July 30 (IANS) In a major acquisition, the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has acquired over 450 glass slides of early Telugu cinema to add to its existing collection, it was announced on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Three children die in road mishap in Bihar
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Three children, including an infant, died while three others were injured after a speeding truck rammed into a hutment in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Friday afternoon.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Not just road accident': SC seeks report on Jharkhand judge death
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of the alleged mowing down of Dhanbad Additional District Judge Uttam Anand by an auto-rickshaw and sought a status report of investigation from the Jharkhand government through the Chief Secretary and the DGP within a week.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra Pradesh records 2K more Covid cases, 22 deaths
Amaravati, July 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Friday logged 2,068 new Covid cases, taking the state's overall tally over 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,198.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Neha Bhasin first confirmed 'Bigg Boss OTT' contestant
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin has been named as the first confirmed contestant of the new season of the controversial reality show 'Bigg Boss OTT'.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
South Asian countries need to work together on air pollution: Experts
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) If the problems of the South Asian region, especially the wide-ranging air pollution issue, are similar and shared, so can the solutions be, said experts from different countries of the region, as they exhorted the governments and the people to work in tandem.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
Tata Steel deploys EVs for transportation of steel
Jamshedpur, July 30 (IANS) As part of its sustainability initiative, Tata Steel has tied up with an Indian startup to pursue the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs) for the transportation of its steel.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy
Maken hints at dropping few ministers from Gehlot cabinet
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) A few members of Rajasthan's Ashok Gehlot ministry may be dropped before the much-awaited cabinet expansion in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
MPs demand JPC to probe Tomar's assertion on farmer deaths
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday led an eight-party delegation demanding Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar's assertion in the Parliament that the Union government did not have any record on farmer deaths during the ongoing farmers' agitation.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
TN CM's relief fund disburses Rs 305 cr for Covid relief
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief (CMPRF) received an amount of Rs 500 crore and an amount of Rs 305 crore was disbursed for Covid-19 relief operations till July 28, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
HC asks Nagaland to modify Covid SOPs for schools, not to stop salaries
Kohima, July 30 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court has asked the Nagaland government to modify its SOPs to allow teaching and non-teaching staff the option of compulsorily getting tested for Covid every 15 days, if choosing not to go for vaccination, in view of the reopening of schools and colleges in the state, a court official said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Three Indian players stay back in SL after testing Covid+
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Three members of the Indian limited-overs team, who have tested positive for Covid-19, have stayed back in Sri Lanka and will not be able to depart until they return negative tests.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Covid watch: Spanish basketball star Gasol in semi-isolation
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) The Spanish Basketball Federation has confirmed that members of the men's team currently competing at the Tokyo Olympics, Marc Gasol, Usman Garuba and Alberto Abalde are currently in semi-isolation after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Other Sports
Essar Oil UK announces appointment of advisory council
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Essar Oil (UK) Limited has announced the formation and appointment of the company's first Advisory Council.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Mysuru's Chamarajendra zoo turns breeding centre for giraffes
Mysuru, July 30 (IANS) Mysuru's Chamarajendra zoo has turned a breeding centre for giraffes in the country, with as many as 22 calves have been born here.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Environment/Wildlife
Treated sewage water is 'purified water', liable to 18% GST: AAR
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a unique interpretation of the laid down regulations, the Maharashtra bench of the Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has termed treated sewage water as purified form of water, the supply of which is liable to 18 per cent GST.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Govt invites investors to develop oil, gas fields under DSF-III
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday invited private and foreign investors to participate in the growth of world's fastest-growing energy markets promising an attractive and rule based regulatory regime.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves fall by over $1.58 bn
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.581 billion, during the week ended July 23.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Fingers Crossed for Sindhu, Panghal & Atanu on July 31
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) If you've been following the Olympic action, here's what you should be watching on TV from the early hours of Saturday, July 31.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Fourth Covid wave spiralling out of control in Pakistan
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) The fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down in Pakistan, as the country's active caseload shot past the 60,000-mark on Friday morning.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New Karnataka CM Bommai meets PM, Nadda
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who assured the Centre's full support for the development of the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
CBI searches 4 locations of railway official in corruption case
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday carried out searches at four premises of RDSO Director, Telecom, Navneet Kumar Varma, posted at Lucknow, and his wife Gunja Verma, who face a case for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets, an official said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AAP MLAs oppose empowering L-G as boss of Delhi
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators on Friday expressed strong reservation against empowering the office of the Delhi Lieutenant Governor as the boss of Delhi and giving him extraordinary powers through an amendment in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Rajasthan Royals buy majority stake in CPL's Barbados franchise
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals have followed the footsteps of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and bought a majority stake in a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise, Barbados Tridents. The Tridents will now be known as Barbados Royals.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket
Bill tabled in LS for setting up commission for air quality management
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amid the din, a Bill to provide for the constitution of a commission for air quality management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and its adjoining areas for better co-ordination, research, identification and resolution of the problems surrounding the air quality index was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Against BJP's 5-year celebrations, Congress's 'eye opening programme' in Gujarat
Gandhinagar July 30 (IANS) Against the BJP 's nine days statewide celebrations marking the five years of the Vijay Rupani-Nitin Patel government in Gujarat, the state unit of the Congress on Friday announced it's statewide "eye opening programme" depicting the BJP government's failures and incompetence of two and a half decades.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nagaland to maintain peace in areas bordering Assam: Dy CM
Kohima/Aizawl, July 30 (IANS) While Assam and Mizoram saw their boundary dispute turn violent, the Nagaland government on Friday said that they would maintain a peaceful atmosphere along their over 500-km-long border with Assam.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai' cast nostalgic as show completes 1,600 episodes
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The cast of "Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai" is celebrating the success of the popular comedy show as it completes 1,600 episodes.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Panchayat in MP proposes new Central Vista-like office; higher-ups say 'no'
Bhopal, July 30 (IANS/ 101Reporters) The panchayat in the village of Hirankheda, Seoni Malwa block, in Madhya Pradesh's Hoshangabad district, has found itself at odds with the Janpad and Zila Panchayat offices after their revamped plan for the new Panchayat Bhawan in the village was ignored.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Congress discussing PK's revival plan, entry into Congress
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi quietly for a few times now, to discuss the party's revival ahead of a spate of Assembly elections next year, including in Uttar Pradesh, sources said.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
War in Afghanistan imposed by Pak and its Taliban agents: Af Minister
Kabul/New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting Minister of Information and Culture, Mohammad Qasim Wafayezada, has said that Pakistan still imagines a stateless Afghanistan and that the neighbouring country should not beat the drum for destruction.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Israel,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Olympics hockey: India to meet Great Britain in men's quarterfinals
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Eight-time champions India will take on Great Britain in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics men's hockey tournament on Sunday while 2004 champions Australia will meet the Netherlands in the biggest clash of the last-eight stage.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Hockey
First physical hearing in SC after a gap of 16 months
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday conducted its first physical hearing in a case after a gap of more than 16 months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Shailesh Jejurikar first Indian to become P&G Global COO
New Delhi/Cincinnati, July 30 (IANS) Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of Shailesh Jejurikar as its Global COO, making him the first Indian to hold the post.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National
Kollywood's Nayanthara, Vignesh invest in native beverage brand Chai Waale
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) South Indias leading heroine, Nayanthara, and actor-director Vignesh Shivan figure prominently in the new round of investors who have invested in native beverage brand, Chai Waale.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
China's Ma wins unprecedented back-to-back Olympic singles titles
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) China's Ma Long on Friday became the first male table tennis player to win back-to-back Olympic singles titles after outclassing world No.1 and teammate Fan Zhendong 4-2 in the final here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports
K'taka to screen rail passengers arriving from Kerala: Bommai
New Delhi/Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) With a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic looming large, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that the state government would start screening passengers arriving to the state in trains from Kerala.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Final opportunity': SC seeks Centre's stand on plea for women in NDA
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the final opportunity to the Centre to file its response on a petition seeking directions to allow eligible women candidates into National Defence Academy (NDA), where only men can join now.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Speaker allows BJP MLA to attend next Delhi assembly session
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Friday retracted his order suspending BJP MLA Om Praksh Sharma from the next assembly session.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala records over 20,000 Covid cases for fourth successive day
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Kerala on Friday saw over 20,000 Covid cases for the fourth day in succession, making it account for 50 per cent of the country's daily tally.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
TN extends lockdown till August 9, no new relaxations
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Friday announced the extension of Covid-19 lockdown till August 9, without any further relaxations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
ECB promises to ensure families tour with players for Ashes
London, July 30 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has promised to discuss the possibility of having players accompany their wives and partners on tour of Australia for the Ashes series which begins on December 8.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
SC to hear Vedanta plea to let Thoothukudi oxygen plant work on
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd has moved the Supreme Court seeking its nod to continue operations, beyond July 31, of its copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi for production of medical oxygen.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vikrant Massey says boredom drives him to juggle genres
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) In the last two years, actor Vikrant Massey has appeared in more than five films and shared frames with actresses like Deepika Padukone, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Konkona Sensharma, Sweta Tripathi and most recently, Kriti Kharbanda.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
TV soap 'Tujhse Hai Raabta' to go off air on July 31
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Popular television soap "Tujhse Hai Raabta", which has been running for almost three years, has come to and end.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Body of 4-yr-old girl found stuffed in bag in Gurugram
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) The body of a four-year-old girl was found stuffed in a bag near the Kisan Bhawan in the Khandsa Anaz Mandi area here, the police said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Srinagar-Leh highway blocked in J&K's Ganderbal
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) Incessant rain on Friday breached a canal in J&K's Ganderbal district and the water discharge blocked traffic on the Srinagar-Leh highway.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Environment/Wildlife
Jr National Boxing: Mahi Raghav cruises into final
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Two-time Khelo India Youth Games champion Mahi Raghav made her way into the 63kg final defeating Rajasthan's Nikita in the Junior Girls National Boxing Championships at the Delhi Public School in Sonipat on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Goa Assembly passes bill to form mining corporation
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed the Goa Mineral Development Corporation Bill, 2021, which would enable the state government to start a corporation "to carry out mining operations in an orderly, scientific and ecological sustainable manner".
2021-07-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
DMK pushing for beggar rehabilitation centres in each district of TN
Chennai, July 30 ( IANS) The DMK government in Tamil Nadu under Chief Minister M.K. Stalin is in the process of rehabilitating the beggars in the state.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
MC Dhawan: A lost hero who made huge contribution to the sports story of India
Jaipur, July 30 (IANS) At a time when there are big stories of sport heroes being shared for marking their presence in the Olympics, the chroniclers for some reason are missing out on Mehar Chand Dhawan, who served in Ajmer's Mayo College as the athletic supervisor and who did make some impression in the Olympics by finishing 14th in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in triple jump (hop, step and jump). He was also the man behind organising the first Asian Games in India.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Sports
Mumbai City FC rope in experienced striker Igor Angulo
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Mumbai City FC on Friday signed 37-year-old Spanish striker Igor Angulo on a one-year contract.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Football
CBI books Amrapali Biotech, its directors in bank fraud case
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Delhi-based Amrapali Biotech India Pvt Ltd and others including its directors in a bank fraud case and carried out searches at their premises.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Croatians Mektic-Pavic win men's tennis doubles gold
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Croatia's Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic got past compatriots Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig to claim the men's tennis doubles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Japan,Sports,Tennis
Haryana CM formally launches National Education Policy 2020
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Taking a step to reduce the dropout rate, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday formally launched National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 that would be implemented in all schools by 2025.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
'Most horrific experience': Delhi woman doc gets Covid thrice, twice post vax
New Delhi, July (IANS) A 61-year-old Delhi doctor, infected with Covid thrice and contracting both the Alpha and Delta variants after vaccination, presents the first such documented case of two reinfections and two breakthrough infections.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Covid watch: Vaccinated fans for allowed remaining WI-Pak T20Is
Georgetown (Guyana), July 30 (IANS) Vaccinated fans will be able to watch the last three T20 matches of the four-game series between West Indies and Pakistan at the Guyana National Stadium, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Virgin Islands, U.s.,Sports,Cricket
Everyone must work together to save democracy: Mamata
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) At the end of her visit to the national capital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that everyone must work together to save democracy in the country, besides stating that she would be visiting Delhi every two months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
MS Dhoni catches fans by surprise with faux-hawk hairstyle
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) MS Dhoni's hairstyles have made more waves than any other Indian sportsperson's. The former India and current Chennai Super Kings captain is set to unleash his faux-hawk haircut when the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 resumes in the United Arab Emirates in September.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
30 Andhra families face uncertain future in AP due to builder's flaws
Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), July 30 (IANS) Nearly 30 families living in an apartment complex at Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district are compelled to vacate their flats as the building's foundations have developed cracks.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Can't quash FIR at third party's behest, says SC on anti-Modi posters
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court made it clear that FIRs lodged, allegedly for pasting posters critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with the vaccination drive, cannot be quashed at the behest of a third party.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Muslim family in K'taka performs baby shower ceremony of Hindu girl
Davangere, July 30 (IANS) A Muslim family in Karnataka has won a million hearts by performing "seemantha" (baby shower ceremony) of a Hindu girl according to Hindu traditions.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Hasan Zaidi hopes to spread hope through 'Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actor Hasan Zaidi, who can be seen in his new show "Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana", he hopes that the show spreads positivity in the grim times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
Kerala milk producers gets highest price per litre: Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Dairy farmers in Kerala gets Rs 36 for a litre milk, which is the best procurement price in the country, state Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Milk Co-operatives Minister J. Chinchurani said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
New comedy TV show aims to tickle viewers' funny bone
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) A new non-fiction comedy show is coming on television which aims to tickle the funny bone of the audience and help them beat the pandemic blues.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
App Store now accepting UPI, Rupay cards for payments in India
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Apple has started accepting App Store and iTunes payments in India using Unified Payments Interface (UPI), Rupay cards and Net Banking, a media report said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Case filed against Gurugram pvt hospital for levying illegal parking charges (LD)
Gurugram, July 30 (IANS) Gurugram police have registered an FIR against Paras Hospital for levying illegal parking fees in an open area of the hospital premises.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Vedanta starts winding-off operations at oxygen plant
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Vedanta Ltd on Friday said its oxygen plant at its copper smelting unit, Sterlite Copper, in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukodi will start winding-off of operations.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy
All 26 Airtel telecom circles show identical subscriber fall of 1.3% in May
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) It may be just coincidence or something more, but all the 26 telecom circles of Bharti Airtel showed identical fall in subscribers at 1.3 per cent in May over April this year.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Marcus Rashford to undergo shoulder surgery, confirms Manchester United
London, July 30 (IANS) Premier League club Manchester United have confirmed that England footballer Marcus Rashford will undergo surgery on his left shoulder.
2021-07-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football
Covid virus may reach various layers of human retina: Study
Sao Paulo, July 30 (IANS) Brazilian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles may reach the various layers of the human retina and also could be associated with this infection's ocular clinical manifestations.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Brazil,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Film theatres in Telangana reopen after three months
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Film theatres in Telangana re-opened on Friday after a hiatus of more than three months.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to distribute 15K meals daily to Maha flood victims
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) With many parts of Maharashtra getting badly affected by devastating floods, celebrated chef Sanjeev Kapoor, along with the World Central Kitchen (WCK) founded by chef Jose Andres and Taj Hotels, has launched an initiative to provide fresh-cooked meals in the flood-hit regions of Chiplun and Mahad.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Income Tax conducts searches on Kanpur-based 'pan masala' group
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Income Tax Department has carried out a search action on over 30 premises, in three states, of a large pan masala manufacturing and real estate group based in Kanpur and Delhi, an official statement said on Friday.
2021-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy